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Casualties - 1 - 2 July 1942


01-Jul

BRISTOW, ARTHUR ERNEST  (1275329) RAFVR - age 31

AC1

 

He was serving with No 12 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Cranwell (St Andrew) Churchyard.

01-Jul

SMITH, JACK  (1258151) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BP653 of No 174 Sqn, which flew into the ground at West Whitfield in Kent.  He is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Wisbech.

01-Jul

THOMPSON, JOHN  (638158) RAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was flying in Sunderland I, T9041 KG-V of No 204 Sqn, and died from injuries sustained when the aircraft was forced to ditch at sea when all the engines failed on 28 Jun 1942.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

01-Jul

SANDS, JOHN  (522945) RAF - age 23

WO

He was serving with No 223 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

01-Jul

JAMIESON, STUART WILLIAM  (J/5338) RCAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BN103 of No 258 Sqn, which crashed into a church at Kalutara after hitting a tree whilst low flying.  He is buried in Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery.

01-Jul

GOODRICH, JOHN ERIC  (785056) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DL307 of No 2 GTS, which crashed into high ground near Bicester during his first solo on type.  He is buried in Kidlington Burial Ground.

01-Jul

SCHMELTZ, FRANCIS DONALD  (R/79036) RCAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9637 SJ-V of No 21 OTU, which crashed into the sea off the Cornish coast during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Illogan (St Illogan) Churchyard.

01-Jul

CLARK, JOHN FRANCIS  (1312585) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9637 SJ-V of No 21 OTU, which crashed into the sea off the Cornish coast during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery.

01-Jul

EBSWORTH, RONALD EDWARD CHARLES  (127142) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9637 SJ-V of No 21 OTU, which crashed into the sea off the Cornish coast during a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jul

CUNNINGHAM, ROBERT  (526464) RAF - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9637 SJ-V of No 21 OTU, which crashed into the sea off the Cornish coast during a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jul

AMERY, GEORGE BROUGHTON  (999543) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9637 SJ-V of No 21 OTU, which crashed into the sea off the Cornish coast during a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jul

THOMPSON, RONALD EDWARD  (1177179) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9637 SJ-V of No 21 OTU, which crashed into the sea off the Cornish coast during a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jul

WATERS, GEORGE ROBERT  (1286185) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9637 SJ-V of No 21 OTU, which crashed into the sea off the Cornish coast during a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jul

ROBERTS, CARADOC  (1107186) RAFVR - age 31

Cpl

He was serving with AHQ FE at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery.

01-Jul

MAIR, DOUGLAS EDWARD  (1556741) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He was serving at Chopal at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery.

01-Jul

BARWELL, PHILIP REGINALD DFC (22062) RAF - age 35

Gp Capt

The OC of RAF Biggin Hill, he was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AB806 of No 72 Sqn, which was shot down by Spitfires off Beachy Head.  He is buried in Calais Canadian War Cemetery.

01-Jul

BENNETT, ALBERT FRANK REUBEN (ROBIN)  (33049) RAF - age 29

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, Z2415 of the RAE, which crashed near Sutton Bridge when a fire caused failure of the wing on return from a weapons trial.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

01-Jul

HALL, JOHN WILLIAM  (1390926) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

He was serving in the RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death is registered at Eton.  He is buried in Iver Heath (St Margaret) Churchyard.

02-Jul

DONNE, GRAHAM LUCAS  (41886) RNZAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1179 of No 37 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near El Daba during an attack against enemy forces in the area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Jul

SCOTT, FREDERICK ARTHUR  (106858) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1179 of No 37 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near El Daba during an attack against enemy forces in the area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Jul

SIMMONS, EDWARD JOHN  (964659) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1179 of No 37 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near El Daba during an attack against enemy forces in the area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Jul

SWABY, KENNETH CHARLES  (1061475) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1179 of No 37 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near El Daba during an attack against enemy forces in the area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Jul

HUGHES, WILLIAM WALTER  (1257674) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1179 of No 37 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near El Daba during an attack against enemy forces in the area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Jul

HARRIS, HERBERT HARGRAVES  (402351) RAAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8655 'B' of No 104 Sqn, which possibly collided with X9986 of No 162 Sqn near El Daba during a night attack on MT in the Western Desert.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

02-Jul

TODD, NEVILE  (528532) RAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8655 'B' of No 104 Sqn, which possibly collided with X9986 of No 162 Sqn near El Daba during a night attack on MT in the Western Desert.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

02-Jul

KENNEDY, JAMES SHERIFF  (980725) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8655 'B' of No 104 Sqn, which possibly collided with X9986 of No 162 Sqn near El Daba during a night attack on MT in the Western Desert.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

02-Jul

BOND, ERIC WILLIAM  (1162554) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8655 'B' of No 104 Sqn, which possibly collided with X9986 of No 162 Sqn near El Daba during a night attack on MT in the Western Desert.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

02-Jul

BRETT, MAURICE ALFRED  (1252400) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8655 'B' of No 104 Sqn, which possibly collided with X9986 of No 162 Sqn near El Daba during a night attack on MT in the Western Desert.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

02-Jul

RETALLACK, GARNET GRAHAM  (J/5336) RCAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8655 'B' of No 104 Sqn, which possibly collided with X9986 of No 162 Sqn near El Daba during a night attack on MT in the Western Desert.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

02-Jul

OAKESHOTT, ALAN ROBERTSON  (33209) RAF - age 25

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DK294 of No 105 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by Fw 190s on a raid to Flensburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jul

TREHERNE, VERNON FRANK EVANS  (44980) RAF - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DK294 of No 105 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by Fw 190s on a raid to Flensburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jul

LAPISH, HARRY  (1078237) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was serving with No 126 Sqn, and was probably killed in an air raid on Takali.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

02-Jul

MEYRICK, GEORGE EDMUND GORDON  (1135504) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was serving with No 126 Sqn, and was probably killed in an air raid on Takali.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

02-Jul

MOSS, JOHN HENRY  (406047) RAAF - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9986 of No 162 Sqn, which possibly collided with Z8655 of No 104 Sqn near El Daba during a night attack on MT in the Western Desert.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Jul

DOUGHTY, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (917236) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9986 of No 162 Sqn, which possibly collided with Z8655 of No 104 Sqn near El Daba during a night attack on MT in the Western Desert.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Jul

NEU, JOSEPH WALLACE  (1174337) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9986 of No 162 Sqn, which possibly collided with Z8655 of No 104 Sqn near El Daba during a night attack on MT in the Western Desert.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Jul

HILL, REUBEN LEONARD  (1286274) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9986 of No 162 Sqn, which possibly collided with Z8655 of No 104 Sqn near El Daba during a night attack on MT in the Western Desert.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Jul

WOOD, THOMAS GEORGE  (1378419) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9986 of No 162 Sqn, which possibly collided with Z8655 of No 104 Sqn near El Daba during a night attack on MT in the Western Desert.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Jul

OUELLETTE, ALPHONSE PETER  (J/15390) RCAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9986 of No 162 Sqn, which possibly collided with Z8655 of No 104 Sqn near El Daba during a night attack on MT in the Western Desert.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Jul

JEARY, GEOFFREY GEORGE  (126109) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3718 HA-C of No 218 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jul

MAINWARING, JACK  (572972) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3718 HA-C of No 218 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jul

PITHERS, RONALD ERNEST  (905958) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3718 HA-C of No 218 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jul

WATSON, WALTER MCDONALD  (1112566) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3718 HA-C of No 218 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jul

NOTON, REGINALD FREDERICK  (R/59356) RCAF - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3718 HA-C of No 218 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jul

MAGLADRY, HAROLD ERNEST  (R/74322) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3718 HA-C of No 218 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jul

ANDERSON, RICHARD JOHN  (R/77386) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3718 HA-C of No 218 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jul

KELLY, HARRY  (108639) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BR184 'C' of No 249 Sqn, which failed to return from a interception of a raid on Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

02-Jul

YDLIBI, ABDULGANI  (122819) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4888 of No 252 Sqn, which was shot down near Fuka by Bf 109s .  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Jul

SPILLER, EDWARD WILLIAM  (993913) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4888 of No 252 Sqn, which was shot down near Fuka by Bf 109s .  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Jul

JAMES, GERALD GRIFFITHS OAKES  (J/4107) RCAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT235 of No 415 Sqn, which crashed into the sea during an operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jul

PEARCE, GORDON ALVERY  (R/70960) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT235 of No 415 Sqn, which crashed into the sea during an operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jul

GIBBONS, THOMAS  (R/79804) RCAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT235 of No 415 Sqn, which crashed into the sea during an operation.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

02-Jul

FARNIE, ARTHUR KINGSLEY  (R/86310) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT235 of No 415 Sqn, which crashed into the sea during an operation.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

02-Jul

HURST, JOHN DFC (121463) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BR184 of No 603 Sqn, which failed to return from a interception of a raid on Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

02-Jul

CAREY, WILFRED HENRY  (1407193) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

He was serving with No 2835 Sqn, RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Mountain Ash (Maesyrarian) Cemetery.

02-Jul

HORSWILL, RICHARD SYDNEY  (J/9531) RCAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, ED154 of No 14 PAFU, which spun into the ground near Carlton on Trent following a structural failure.  He is buried in Ollerton Cemetery.

02-Jul

SHEARS, FREDERICK GEORGE  (413489) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, ED154 of No 14 PAFU, which spun into the ground near Carlton on Trent following a structural failure.  He is buried in Orpington (St Mary Cray) Cemetery.

02-Jul

LIDDINGTON, ALWIN ARTHUR  (1234171) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, ED154 of No 14 PAFU, which spun into the ground near Carlton on Trent following a structural failure.  He is buried in Wellingborough (Finedon) Cemetery.

02-Jul

WILD, JOSEPH ARTHUR  (1576055) RAFVR - age 31

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5297 of No 2 (O) AFU, which flew into the summit of Shalloch-on-Minnoch in Ayrshire.  He is buried in Burton-upon-Trent Cemetery.

02-Jul

EVERALL, ERNEST  (1126654) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5297 of No 2 (O) AFU, which flew into the summit of Shalloch-on-Minnoch in Ayrshire.  He is buried in Droylsden Cemetery.

02-Jul

HALL, JOHN BENSON  (1354005) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5297 of No 2 (O) AFU, which flew into the summit of Shalloch-on-Minnoch in Ayrshire.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery.

02-Jul

GALE, WILLIAM THOMAS  (R/84287) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5297 of No 2 (O) AFU, which flew into the summit of Shalloch-on-Minnoch in Ayrshire.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery.

02-Jul

CAMPBELL, JAMES CAMERON  (1346334) RAFVR - age 30

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5297 of No 2 (O) AFU, which flew into the summit of Shalloch-on-Minnoch in Ayrshire.  He is buried in Perth (Wellshill) Cemetery.

02-Jul

GREANEY, ROLAND  (1125411) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 301 MB at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

02-Jul

RATIGAN, JOHN EDWARD  (R/73494) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T7605 of No 7 EFTS, which crashed into the Braybrook Reservoir.  He is buried in Ibstock Cemetery.

02-Jul

VAUGHAN-FOWLER, IVOR GUY AFC () RAF - age 58

Gp Capt

He was serving with AHQ India at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

02-Jul

CRUICKSHANK, GILBERT  (535425) RAF - age 28

Cpl

He was serving at Takali at the time of his death, and was probably killed in an air raid on Takali.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

02-Jul

CLARK, NORMAN  (801812) RAF - age 23

LAC

He was serving at Takali at the time of his death, and was probably killed in an air raid on Takali.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

02-Jul

THOMAS, ALBAN JAMES  (984976) RAFVR - age 22

Cpl

He was serving at Takali at the time of his death, and was probably killed in an air raid on Takali.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

02-Jul

NICHOLS, BERTIE HENRY  (1055807) RAFVR - age 25

Cpl

He was serving at Takali at the time of his death, and was probably killed in an air raid on Takali.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

02-Jul

JOHNSON, JOHN HENRY  (1120713) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was serving at Takali at the time of his death, and was probably killed in an air raid on Takali.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

02-Jul

CLARKE, CECIL BERTRAM  (1200534) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving at Takali at the time of his death, and was probably killed in an air raid on Takali.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

02-Jul

BROWN, DONALD ROBERT  (1137186) RAFVR - age 28

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Whitehaven.  He is buried in Arlecdon (St Michael) Churchyard.

02-Jul

CLOUGH, ROBERT ANGAS  (82693) RAFVR - age 25

Fg Off

He was serving in the UK and died in Westminster Hospital, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery.

02-Jul

BUNTING, MARGARET IRENE  (2065285) WAAF - age 18

ACW1

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  Her death was registered in Trowbridge.  She was cremated at  Bristol (Arnos Vale) Crematorium.

02-Jul

PORTELLI, J  (776772) RAF - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Pembroke Memorial.

02-Jul

SCOTT, CHARLES IAN  (1382097) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P8583 of the CGS, which collided with Hampden, P2067 near Crowland in Lincolnshire.  He is buried in Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard.

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