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Casualties - 6 - 8 July 1942


06-Jul

BARTHOLOMEW, WILLIAM JOHN  (1375203) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7712 of No 14 Sqn, which crash landed in the desert having been damaged in an attack on motor transport near Fuka.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

06-Jul

DAY, LEONARD HENRY DFC and Bar (43478) RAF - age 29

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF920 'W' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a minelaying sortie off Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Jul

ILOTT, DENNIS WILLIS  (108151) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF920 'W' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a minelaying sortie off Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Jul

PRING, WILLIAM EDWARDS  (646044) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF920 'W' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a minelaying sortie off Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Jul

EZRA, ALBERT CHARLES  (1289125) RAFVR - age 35

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF920 'W' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a minelaying sortie off Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Jul

ARNOLD, GORDON ARTHUR  (402456) RAAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV662 'L' of No 108 Sqn, which  was attacked by a JU88 on an operation to Daba.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

06-Jul

MOYE, EDWIN DEWITT  (R/67913) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire, V, BP979 of No 185 Sqn, which was drowned after being shot down into the sea off Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

06-Jul

SIGSTON, JOHN ARTHUR  (521106) RAF - age 29

Cpl

He was serving with No 211 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park.

06-Jul

SMITH, WILLIAM JAMES  (122401) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4883 of No 252 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a road convoy near Fort Capuzzo.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

06-Jul

COLES, RONALD STUART  (966989) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4883 of No 252 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a road convoy near Fort Capuzzo.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

06-Jul

KAWCZYNSKI Julian (P.1670) PAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL624 ZF-X of No 308 Sqn, which collided with BL482 of the same unit near Bletchingley in Surrey.  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery.

06-Jul

COWELL, RICHARD BRYAN BARNEY  (J/15416) RCAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3556 VR-L of No 419 Sqn, which crashed into a ploughed field near Catworth, Huntingdonshire and overturned on a training sortie.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

06-Jul

WILLIAMS, CHARLES FRANKLIN  (R/75063) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3556 VR-L of No 419 Sqn, which crashed into a ploughed field near Catworth, Huntingdonshire and overturned on a training sortie.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

06-Jul

PATMORE, ALLEN WILLIAM  (R/77966) RCAF - age 28

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3556 VR-L of No 419 Sqn, which crashed into a ploughed field near Catworth, Huntingdonshire and overturned on a training sortie.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

06-Jul

PEARSON, ROBERT WAKEFIELD  (R/78288) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3556 VR-L of No 419 Sqn, which crashed into a ploughed field near Catworth, Huntingdonshire and overturned on a training sortie.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

06-Jul

PALMASON, STEFAN DOUGLAS  (R/95316) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3556 VR-L of No 419 Sqn, which crashed into a ploughed field near Catworth, Huntingdonshire and overturned on a training sortie.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

06-Jul

DENYER, KENNETH ERNEST VICTOR  (575253) RAF - age 18

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3556 VR-L of No 419 Sqn, which crashed into a ploughed field near Catworth, Huntingdonshire and overturned on a training sortie.  He is buried in Worplesdon (St Mary) Churchyard.

06-Jul

Baral, R L USAAF ()  - age

PFC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3556 VR-L of No 419 Sqn, which crashed into a ploughed field near Catworth, Huntingdonshire and overturned on a training sortie.   .

06-Jul

Rudd, D J USAAF ()  - age

PFC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3556 VR-L of No 419 Sqn, which crashed into a ploughed field near Catworth, Huntingdonshire and overturned on a training sortie.   .

06-Jul

HAGGER, WILLIAM JOHN EDGAR  (80257) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, BR232 of No 601 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s whilst attacking Ju 88s.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Jul

MORRIS, DONALD LESLIE  (918990) RAFVR - age 24

LAC

He had been serving with RIMU but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Medan in Sumatra.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

06-Jul

YUILL, KENNETH FERGUSON  (R/106035) RCAF - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1465 LT-Y of No 22 OTU, which crashed in the Brecon Beacons during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Hereford Cemetery.

06-Jul

MITTELL, ERNEST EDWARD  (R/71725) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1465 LT-Y of No 22 OTU, which crashed in the Brecon Beacons during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Hereford Cemetery.

06-Jul

BEATTY, HAROLD CREIGHTON  (R/75332) RCAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1465 LT-Y of No 22 OTU, which crashed in the Brecon Beacons during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Hereford Cemetery.

06-Jul

HAYES, JAMES PATRICK  (R/82352) RCAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1465 LT-Y of No 22 OTU, which crashed in the Brecon Beacons during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Hereford Cemetery.

06-Jul

KEMP, JOHN BEVERLEY  (R/88687) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1465 LT-Y of No 22 OTU, which crashed in the Brecon Beacons during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Hereford Cemetery.

06-Jul

THURSTON, SIDNEY DICK  (1152236) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was serving at No 31 SFTS and was killed in a motor vehicle accident at Barnfield in Ontario.  He is buried in MindenCemetery.

06-Jul

WHITEHEAD, JACK  (1234338) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Havoc I, AX914 of No 51 OTU, which crashed on the approach to Cranfield.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery.

06-Jul

JORDAN, ALAN  (1114232) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Havoc I, AX914 of No 51 OTU, which crashed on the approach to Cranfield.  He is buried in Sheffield (Burngreave) Cemetery.

06-Jul

DALTON, LESLIE CHARLES  (401303) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7844 of No 70 OTU, which spun into the ground following an engine failure whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Tororo Cemetery.

06-Jul

WILSON, ROBERT WILLIAM  (405371) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7844 of No 70 OTU, which spun into the ground following an engine failure whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Tororo Cemetery.

06-Jul

MALLOWS, LESLIE JAMES  (1377970) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7844 of No 70 OTU, which spun into the ground following an engine failure whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Tororo Cemetery.

06-Jul

SMITH, MAGNUS (1346953) RAFVR - age 28

AC1

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

06-Jul

SIMS, KENNETH ROBERT WHITEHALL  (521127) RAF - age 28

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley III, K9013 of the PTS, which dived into the ground near Wilmslow in Cheshire.  He is buried in Dawlish Cemetery.

06-Jul

COUPLAND, RONALD ALFRED  (1434983) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley III, K9013 of the PTS, which dived into the ground near Wilmslow in Cheshire.  He is buried in Leeds (Lawns Wood) Cemetery.

06-Jul

FISK, ARTHUR CHARLES  (1377616) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley III, K9013 of the PTS, which dived into the ground near Wilmslow in Cheshire.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

06-Jul

BERRINGTON, ROBERT  (742993) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

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 Aylesbury.  He is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard.

06-Jul

OATS, JOSEPH WILLIAM  (1156361) RAFVR - age 22

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 N Ireland?.  He is buried in Abney Park Cemetery.

06-Jul

PEARSON, VIVIAN PAUL  (1325455) RAFVR - age 22

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 Wharfedale 3 Qtr.  He is buried in Cowes (Kingston) Cemetery.

06-Jul

FLETCHER, ERNEST MILO  (352613) RAF - age 38

Flt Sgt

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 Biggleswade (No M - 39).  He is buried in Everton (St Mary) Churchyard.

06-Jul

CALLAGHAN, MARGARET  (892229) WAAF - age 21

LACW

She was serving in a balloon unit in London when he body was found on the railway at New Cross Station, but how she came to be there could not be ascertained.  She is buried in Glasgow (St Peter's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

07-Jul

STEP, GEORGE EDWARD  (1067562) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5851 of No 21 Sqn, which crashed at Stow Beddon in Norfolk after hitting trees during a practice bombing exercise.  He is buried in Watton (St Mary) Churchyard.

07-Jul

MALUISH, GEORGE DOUGLAS  (R/687000) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5851 of No 21 Sqn, which crashed at Stow Beddon in Norfolk after hitting trees during a practice bombing exercise.  He is buried in Watton (St Mary) Churchyard.

07-Jul

HERON, FRANK BROWN GRAHAM  (R/93513) RCAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5851 of No 21 Sqn, which crashed at Stow Beddon in Norfolk after hitting trees during a practice bombing exercise.  He is buried in Watton (St Mary) Churchyard.

07-Jul

WALFORD, REGINALD NEVILLE  (81543) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, R2257 of No 29 Sqn, which dived into the ground on Leysdown ranges in Kent.  He is buried in Maidstone Cemetery, Kent.

07-Jul

WHITMEE, EUSTACE HARRY  (1323469) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, R2257 of No 29 Sqn, which dived into the ground on Leysdown ranges in Kent.  He is buried in Maidstone Cemetery, Kent.

07-Jul

NICHOL-SMITH, HENRY CHRISTOPHER  (109537) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was serving with No 38 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

07-Jul

WATSON, REGINALD FRANCIS  (41557) RNZAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8986 'T' of No 70 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Abu Sueir to carry out attacks on targets of opportunity in the El Alamein area.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

07-Jul

HARRISON, FRANK OWEN HOLDER  (41586) RNZAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8986 'T' of No 70 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Abu Sueir to carry out attacks on targets of opportunity in the El Alamein area.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

07-Jul

SMART, RAYMOND JEFFERY  (404622) RNZAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8986 'T' of No 70 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Abu Sueir to carry out attacks on targets of opportunity in the El Alamein area.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

07-Jul

PHILLIPS, LINCOLN THOMAS BEYNON  (1253989) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8986 'T' of No 70 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Abu Sueir to carry out attacks on targets of opportunity in the El Alamein area.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

07-Jul

STANLEY, MERVYN WILLIAM  (403833) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV603 'H' of No 148 Sqn, which crashed and exploded on the edge of the Great Bitter Lake shortly after taking off from Kabrit on an operation to attack enemy MT.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

07-Jul

HANDLEY, CLIFFORD  (1100624) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV603 'H' of No 148 Sqn, which crashed and exploded on the edge of the Great Bitter Lake shortly after taking off from Kabrit on an operation to attack enemy MT.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

07-Jul

RAE, ALEXANDER  (1112951) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV603 'H' of No 148 Sqn, which crashed and exploded on the edge of the Great Bitter Lake shortly after taking off from Kabrit on an operation to attack enemy MT.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

07-Jul

FRY, JOHN GORDON  (1215805) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV603 'H' of No 148 Sqn, which crashed and exploded on the edge of the Great Bitter Lake shortly after taking off from Kabrit on an operation to attack enemy MT.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

07-Jul

BRAYSHAW, HARRY WILLIS  (1253870) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV603 'H' of No 148 Sqn, which crashed and exploded on the edge of the Great Bitter Lake shortly after taking off from Kabrit on an operation to attack enemy MT.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

07-Jul

BARRIE, GRAHAME COWAN  (524581) RAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3345 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed in the target area during a Gardening sortie off Lorient.  He is buried in Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery.

07-Jul

HEDDLE, JOHN DAVID ROBERT  (1117365) RAFVR - age 18

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3345 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed in the target area during a Gardening sortie off Lorient.  He is buried in Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery.

07-Jul

GALLEY, ARTHUR FREDERICK  (1288181) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3345 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed in the target area during a Gardening sortie off Lorient.  He is buried in Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery.

07-Jul

ALEXANDER, KENNETH JOSEPH  (1382705) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3345 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed in the target area during a Gardening sortie off Lorient.  He is buried in Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery.

07-Jul

RODDY, WILLIAM GEORGE  (R/95149) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3345 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed in the target area during a Gardening sortie off Lorient.  He is buried in Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery.

07-Jul

PARKER, ROBERT  (953678) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1576 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed in the target area during a Gardening sortie off Lorient.  He is buried in Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery.

07-Jul

FOUNTAIN, NORMAN  (1062388) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1576 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed in the target area during a Gardening sortie off Lorient.  He is buried in Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery.

07-Jul

LEEDHAM, WILLIAM HENRY  (1263488) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1576 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed in the target area during a Gardening sortie off Lorient.  He is buried in Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery.

07-Jul

ATTWATER, ROBIN AELRED  (1264198) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1576 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed in the target area during a Gardening sortie off Lorient.  He is buried in Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery.

07-Jul

WILTCHER, NORMAN RIGBY  (1311452) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1576 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed in the target area during a Gardening sortie off Lorient.  He is buried in Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery.

07-Jul

WARBURTON, HERBERT  (553645) RAF - age 19

AC1

He was serving with No 161 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He was cremated at  Manchester Crematorium.

07-Jul

HAGGAS, HAYDN  (1282139) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BR283 of No 185 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea off Malta by fighters.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

07-Jul

TERRY, PETER CLIFFORD  (1257673) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BR317 of No 185 Sqn, which crashed on landing after being in hit in combat over Malta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

07-Jul

WOJTECZKO Stefan (P.784126) PAF - age 23

Sgt

He was serving with No 301 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

07-Jul

BROWN, CLAYTON PENROSE LINDON  (61683) RCAF - age 21

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1597 VR-T of No 419 Sqn, which flew into a hill near Devizes on return from a Gardening sortie to Lorient.  He is buried in Upavon Cemetery.

07-Jul

EVANS, IVAN THOMAS HUGH  (J/15580) RCAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1597 VR-T of No 419 Sqn, which flew into a hill near Devizes on return from a Gardening sortie to Lorient.  He is buried in Upavon Cemetery.

07-Jul

MURPHY, PATRICK LOUIS  (R/67905) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1597 VR-T of No 419 Sqn, which flew into a hill near Devizes on return from a Gardening sortie to Lorient.  He is buried in Upavon Cemetery.

07-Jul

HOLMES, JOHN GORDON  (R/68171) RCAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1597 VR-T of No 419 Sqn, which flew into a hill near Devizes on return from a Gardening sortie to Lorient.  He is buried in Upavon Cemetery.

07-Jul

SMITH, CECIL BAKER  (R/74365) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1597 VR-T of No 419 Sqn, which flew into a hill near Devizes on return from a Gardening sortie to Lorient.  He is buried in Upavon Cemetery.

07-Jul

FERGUSON, JAMES MCMILLAN  (R/80008) RCAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1597 VR-T of No 419 Sqn, which flew into a hill near Devizes on return from a Gardening sortie to Lorient.  He is buried in Upavon Cemetery.

07-Jul

PILBROW, SIDNEY ALBERT  (627830) RAF - age 26

AC1

He was serving with No 108 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

07-Jul

MARSHALL, WILLIAM PERCIVAL  (1230365) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard I, BJ415 of No 20 SFTS, which dived into the ground near Mazoe whilst low flying.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

07-Jul

HILL, WILLIAM  (1366350) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard I, BJ415 of No 20 SFTS, which dived into the ground near Mazoe whilst low flying.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

07-Jul

McKEAN, ROBERT JACK  (1552316) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2962 of No 21 OTU, which caught fire whilst making an emergency landing near Llangrove, Monmouth.  He is buried in Cathcart Cemetery.

07-Jul

BUSH, FRANK HENRY STUART  (902603) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2962 of No 21 OTU, which caught fire whilst making an emergency landing near Llangrove, Monmouth.  He was cremated at South London Crematorium, Mitcham.

07-Jul

TREISTER, JOEL  (412287) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master I, T8411 of No 55 OTU, which crashed at Kelsick after failing to bale out following loss of a wing in loop.  He is buried in Hazelrigg Jewish Cemetery.

07-Jul

DANIEL MARKUS  (2665) Iraq Levies - age Unknown

Pvt

He was a member of the Iraq Levies but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Habbaniya Memorial.

07-Jul

WINTER, ALBERT CHARLES  (337144) RAF - age 39

Cpl

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 Fylde.  He is buried in Melbourne Burial Ground.

08-Jul

GOMM, CHARLES WILLARD  (J/9279) RCAF - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, Z5256 of No 32 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Dungerness during a GCI exercise.  He is buried in Hawkinge Cemetery.

08-Jul

WIGLE, ROBERT EDWIN  (J/8393) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BP181 of No 33 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during a patrol over the forward area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

08-Jul

MORRIS, DAVID ARTHUR  (1376382) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN116 of No 33 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during a patrol over the forward area.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

08-Jul

HIND, PETER  (1166572) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was shot down whilst flying Spitfire I, R7307 of No 41 Sqn, and was captured, dying in captivity on this date.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery.

08-Jul

TRIBE, FRANK  (44457) RAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2985 of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Tobruk harbour and later found near Shallufa.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

08-Jul

RIMMER, STANLEY GEORGE  (655365) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2985 of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Tobruk harbour and later found near Shallufa.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

08-Jul

BURR, NORMAN ALBERT  (1254030) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2985 of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Tobruk harbour and later found near Shallufa.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

08-Jul

OWEN, LESLIE GEORGE ISLWYN  (1288474) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2985 of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Tobruk harbour and later found near Shallufa.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

08-Jul

WORSFOLD, BERNARD JOHN  (1330841) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2985 of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Tobruk harbour and later found near Shallufa.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

08-Jul

MICHAEL, JAMES PERCIVAL  (J/15439) RCAF - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2985 of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Tobruk harbour and later found near Shallufa.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

08-Jul

GILBERT, JOHN CARLTON  (127785) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BR227 'T' of No 249 Sqn, which dived into the sea off Malta, inverted, after being attacked by Bf 109s.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Jul

SMITH, JOHN  (60108) RAFVR - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BR233 'Q' of No 249 Sqn, which was shot down in flames by Bf 109s, he managed to bale out but did not survive.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Jul

KING, NEVILLE STUART  (112178) RAFVR - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BR198 of No 603 Sqn, which crashed into the sea when his wingtip hit the sea whilst pursuing a bomber at low level.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Jul

NEWMAN, WILLIAM JOSEPH  (1428464) RAFVR - age 19

AC2

He was serving with No 603 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Nicosia War Cemetery.

08-Jul

LORKIN, JOSEPH  (120039) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD707 UO-M of No 19 OTU, which crashed in flames into the Sound of Jura on a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Jul

JOHNSON, EDWARD OWEN  (404445) RNZAF - age Unknown

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD707 UO-M of No 19 OTU, which crashed in flames into the Sound of Jura on a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Jul

CORDEROY, JOHN JAMES STEPHEN  (916421) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD707 UO-M of No 19 OTU, which crashed in flames into the Sound of Jura on a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Jul

WARDLE, JAMES STRATTON  (1124718) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD707 UO-M of No 19 OTU, which crashed in flames into the Sound of Jura on a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Jul

ASHWELL, JACK EDGAR  (657868) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, R6777 of No 53 OTU, which broke up in the air near Blacknull, Glamorgan.  He is buried in New Southgate Cemetery.

08-Jul

ROBIESON, TE ROKI  (1375959) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, Z7077 of No 55 OTU, which collided with AG125 of the same unit near Drumburgh in Cumberland during a formation practice .  He is buried in Annan Cemetery.

08-Jul

GANE, ALBERT LESLIE  (405126) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, AG125 of No 55 OTU, which collided with Z7077 of the same unit near Drumburgh in Cumberland during a formation practice .  He is buried in Annan Cemetery.

08-Jul

LEONARD, CYRIL HENRY  (112339) RAFVR - age 21

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He was probably killed whilst flying in Defiant I, AA543 of No SF Northolt, which crashed near Elstree on the approach to Northolt.  He is buried in Oxford (Rose Hill) Cemetery.

08-Jul

CANDLER, WILLIAM JOHN  (1120934) RAFVR - age 34

AC1

He was serving at Shaibah at the time of his death, but the circumstances of his death have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Basra War Cemetery.

08-Jul

JERMAN, WALTER CRAWFORD ALLEN  (1179934) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was probably serving at RAF Moreton-in-the-Marsh and was killed in a road accident near Banbury, Oxfordshire.  He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery.

08-Jul

ASHMORE, ROY ALAN  (657674) RAF - age 28

Sgt

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 Rathlin (St Thomas) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

08-Jul

MILLER, SAMUEL HENRY  (81016) RAFVR - age 32

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He was serving with the WD Comm Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

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