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Casualties - 12 - 14 July 1942


12-Jul

THOMAS, JOHN  (545987) RAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9511 of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down during a patrol over the Western Approaches by enemy fighters.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Jul

LUFF, FRANK LEWIN  (1167425) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9511 of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down during a patrol over the Western Approaches by enemy fighters.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Jul

JAMES, WILLIAM MORETON  (1255166) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9511 of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down during a patrol over the Western Approaches by enemy fighters.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Jul

ODELL, HAROLD PRICE  (1295480) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9511 of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down during a patrol over the Western Approaches by enemy fighters.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Jul

PARSONS, WILLIAM HENRY  (1305048) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was serving with No 86 Sqn and died at in Stracathro Hospital, due to an accidental fracture and dislocation of the cervical spine, but how he sustained this injury is not yey known.  He is buried in Lichfield (St Michael) Churchyard.

12-Jul

WALTENBURY, JACK OLIVER  (R/71744) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8688 'V' of No 104 Sqn, which made a crashed landing south-west of Sidi Barrani following a raid on Tobruk.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

12-Jul

ROBERTS, THOMAS LESLIE  (1081982) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV674 'E' of No 108 Sqn, which collided with AD601 as it attempted to land at Heliopolis on return from a raid on Tobruk having failed to find LG 224.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

12-Jul

CHALMERS, ROBERT ALLAN ARTHUR  (R/78274) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV674 'E' of No 108 Sqn, which collided with AD601 as it attempted to land at Heliopolis on return from a raid on Tobruk having failed to find LG 224.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

12-Jul

MACKAY, HUGH KENNETH  (511127) RAF - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 119 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Glasgow (Craigton) Cemetery.

12-Jul

MIDDLETON, BASIL CRAIG  (120488) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was a member of No 124 Sqn and was possibly killed whilst flying in Walrus I, W3077 of No 277 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Brightlingsea, Essex during a training exercise.  He is buried in Chislehurst Cemetery.

12-Jul

BERKELEY-HILL, OWEN WILLIAM HUGH  (66583) RAFVR - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BR324 'R' of No 249 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s over Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

12-Jul

PARKER, ALAN RICHARD  (656980) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, X7945 of No 255 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing at night at Hatton.  He was cremated at  Birmingham (Perry Bar) Crematorium.

12-Jul

GUTHRIE, ALEXANDER  (1254048) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, X7945 of No 255 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing at night at Hatton.  He was cremated at  Pontypridd Crematorium.

12-Jul

SHARKEY, RAYMOND JOHN BRUCE  (402551) RAAF - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1328 UV-V of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Jul

PERRY, RONALD JOHN  (403785) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1328 UV-V of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Jul

BRAYNE, FREDERICK CHARLES  (404948) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1328 UV-V of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Jul

BELFORD, THOMAS DAVID  (404950) RAAF - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1328 UV-V of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Jul

MOYLE, ALAN LIPSON  (407534) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1328 UV-V of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Jul

DREYER, LENARD CHARLES UNDERWOOD  (407844) RAAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1328 UV-V of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Jul

GREEN, JAMES EDWIN  (642701) RAF - age 32

LAC

He was serving with No 901 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

12-Jul

TURNER, SIDNEY JOHN  (844830) AuxAF - age 36

LAC

He was serving with No 907 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Bottisham Cemetery.

12-Jul

PARKINSON, JACK ASKEW  (R/90306) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford N4768 of No 1 FIS, which crashed on an overshoot at Warwick.  He is buried in Lancaster (Skerton) Cemetery.

12-Jul

RICKETTS, VICTOR ANTHONY DFC (77341) RAFVR - age 29

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, W4089 of No 1 PRU, which failed to return from a photo recce sortie to Strasbourg and Ingolstadt.  He is buried in Calais Canadian War Cemetery.

12-Jul

LUKHMANOFF, GEORGE BORIS DFM (127470) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, W4089 of No 1 PRU, which failed to return from a photo recce sortie to Strasbourg and Ingolstadt.  He is buried in Calais Canadian War Cemetery.

12-Jul

LEES, MALCOLM GEORGE  (31160) RAF - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X2974 of No 14 OTU, which collided with another aircraft at night near Newark.  He is buried in Bracebridge (All Saints) Churchyard.

12-Jul

PICKEL, GORDON EDGAR  (R/87334) RCAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X2974 of No 14 OTU, which collided with another aircraft at night near Newark.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

12-Jul

HANNATH, ERIC  (649545) RAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV739 of No 15 OTU, which crashed on take-off from Harwell following the failure of the port engine.  He is buried in Cleethorpes Cemetery.

12-Jul

LESLIE, ALAN JAMES  (402242) RAAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV739 of No 15 OTU, which crashed on take-off from Harwell following the failure of the port engine.  He is buried in Harwell Cemetery.

12-Jul

RICHARDSON, HAROLD GEORGE  (575628) RAF - age 19

Cpl

He was serving with No 23 SFTS at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

12-Jul

HOWARD, KENNETH  (626020) RAF - age 20

LAC

He was serving with No 23 SFTS at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

12-Jul

RADFORD, KENNETH  (123492) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VI, W5795 of the AAEE, which dived into the ground at high speed after the pilot was injured by a piece of propeller blade which punctured the pressure cabin.  He is buried in Hoylake (Grange) Cemetery.

12-Jul

GILLOTT, RONALD POTTS  (650284) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VI, W5795 of the AAEE, which dived into the ground at high speed after the pilot was injured by a piece of propeller blade which punctured the pressure cabin.  He is buried in Sheffield (Intake Village) Cemetery.

12-Jul

SMITH, ARTHUR JAMES DFM (755349) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VI, W5795 of the AAEE, which dived into the ground at high speed after the pilot was injured by a piece of propeller blade which punctured the pressure cabin.  He was cremated at Southampton Crematorium.

12-Jul

COLMORE, CYRIL LANCELOT FELLOWES  (37651) RAF - age 29

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VI, W5795 of the AAEE, which dived into the ground at high speed after the pilot was injured by a piece of propeller blade which punctured the pressure cabin.  He is buried in Winchester (West Hill) Old Cemetery.

12-Jul

WYLIE, RAYMOND EDGAR  (R/114079) RCAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK413 of RAFFC, which was lost on a ferry flight across the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial.

12-Jul

CROFTON, ROBERT DENIS  (70149) RAF - age 35

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK413 of RAFFC, which was lost on a ferry flight across the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Jul

BRABENDER, ELTON DUNCAN  (401345) RAAF - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK413 of RAFFC, which was lost on a ferry flight across the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Jul

ROBERTS, EGERTON JAMES ASHURST  (85141) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was probably serving at RAF Kinloss died at Scotsburn, Torres from a gunshot wound, no further details available as yet.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground.

12-Jul

ARCHER, MENA CONSTANCE AGNES  (2027218) WAAF - age 24

ACW1

She was serving in the Liverpool area and killed whilst riding as a pillion passenger on a motor-cycle which crashed into a field gate when turning a corner in Bank Lane, Melling.  She is buried in Slough (Stoke Road) Cemetery.

13-Jul

CASWELL, EBBORN ERNEST  (1064855) RAFVR - age 29

LAC

He was serving with No 24 Sqn and was a pillion passenger when he was fatally injured in a motor-cycle crash on the Barnet by-pass at South Mimms.  He is buried in Beeston and Stapleford (Beeston) Cemetery.

13-Jul

FISSENDEN, WILLIAM GEORGE  (1250543) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8983 of No 38 Sqn, which crashed near LG224 after running out of fuel and colliding with oil drums.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

13-Jul

MORGAN, FRANKLIN BENEDICT  (J/15074) RCAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8983 of No 38 Sqn, which crashed near LG224 after running out of fuel and colliding with oil drums.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

13-Jul

BURNS, WALTER WILLIAM  (R/76101) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8983 of No 38 Sqn, which crashed near LG224 after running out of fuel and colliding with oil drums.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

13-Jul

O'DONNELL, FRANCIS  (106860) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV553 'P' of No 108 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Aqir, collided with HF830 and burst into flames on a ferry flight from Kabrit.  He is buried in Ramleh Cemetery.

13-Jul

PASCOE, DOUGLAS ALFRED  (108051) RAFVR - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV553 'P' of No 108 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Aqir, collided with HF830 and burst into flames on a ferry flight from Kabrit.  He is buried in Ramleh Cemetery.

13-Jul

SMITH, ROBERT HENRY  (1181158) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIA, Z2629 of No 257 Sqn, which dived into the ground near High Ercall.  He is buried in East Finchley Cemetery and St Marylebone Crematorium.

13-Jul

FAIRCHILD, LAWRENCE EDMOND  (353800) RAF - age 38

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley, BD534 of No 296 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Weston Zoyland when the pilot was unable to gain any height.  He is buried in Netheravon Cemetery.

13-Jul

DUFF, FRANK ALEXANDER  (R/78406) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL782 of No 401 Sqn, which collided over the Somme Estuary with BM650 during Circus 199 to Abbeville.  He is buried in Villeneuve-St Georges Old Communal Cemetery.

13-Jul

TYRE, JAMES RUSSELL COURTNEY  (C/1370) RCAF - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM650 of No 401 Sqn, which collided over the Somme Estuary with BL782 during Circus 199 to Abbeville.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension.

13-Jul

SALLIS, ANTHONY CHARLES  (1180389) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, K7120 of No 404 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Dyce after losing part of the engine nacelle during a roll.  He is buried in Dorchester Cemetery, Dorset.

13-Jul

DIXON, JAMES ALONZO  (32004) RAF - age Unknown

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, K7120 of No 404 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Dyce after losing part of the engine nacelle during a roll.  He is buried in Dyce Old Churchyard.

13-Jul

CHAPMAN, WILLIAM JOHN  (934647) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE390 PT-Z of No 420 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off Lorient during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery.

13-Jul

THOMSON, JAMES ANDERSON  (R/71841) RCAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE390 PT-Z of No 420 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off Lorient during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery.

13-Jul

BULL, PETER ERNEST  (755397) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE390 PT-Z of No 420 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off Lorient during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Jul

HANNAH, THOMAS JOHN  (R/83873) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE390 PT-Z of No 420 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off Lorient during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Jul

INNES-JONES, EDGAR MOSTYN  (40769) RNZAF - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM182 of No 602 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during Circus 199 to Abbeville.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Jul

WILLIAMS, JOHN ELLIS  (573144) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6075 SR-WS of No 101 Con Flt, which flew into high ground in bad visibility at Merryton Low near the White Peak in Staffordshire.  He is buried in Barton (St Michael) Churchyard.

13-Jul

DOLPHIN, EDGAR  (970057) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6075 SR-WS of No 101 Con Flt, which flew into high ground in bad visibility at Merryton Low near the White Peak in Staffordshire.  He is buried in Biddulph (St Lawrence) Churchyard.

13-Jul

REGIMBAL, LEO JOSEPH  (R/101761) RCAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6075 SR-WS of No 101 Con Flt, which flew into high ground in bad visibility at Merryton Low near the White Peak in Staffordshire.  He is buried in Buxton Cemetery.

13-Jul

HIRST, JAMES FREDERICK  (R/71076) RCAF - age 32

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6075 SR-WS of No 101 Con Flt, which flew into high ground in bad visibility at Merryton Low near the White Peak in Staffordshire.  He is buried in Buxton Cemetery.

13-Jul

HELGESEN, THORSTEIN ENEVOLD  (R/77394) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6075 SR-WS of No 101 Con Flt, which flew into high ground in bad visibility at Merryton Low near the White Peak in Staffordshire.  He is buried in Buxton Cemetery.

13-Jul

GRIFFIN, JOHN RICHARD  (R/85633) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6075 SR-WS of No 101 Con Flt, which flew into high ground in bad visibility at Merryton Low near the White Peak in Staffordshire.  He is buried in Buxton Cemetery.

13-Jul

MORRISON, RODERICK URQUHART  (1365220) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6075 SR-WS of No 101 Con Flt, which flew into high ground in bad visibility at Merryton Low near the White Peak in Staffordshire.  He is buried in Cathcart Cemetery.

13-Jul

ATKINS, WILLIAM ANTHONY GEORGE  (574300) RAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6075 SR-WS of No 101 Con Flt, which flew into high ground in bad visibility at Merryton Low near the White Peak in Staffordshire.  He is buried in Rotherfield Greys Churchyard.

13-Jul

DOBIE, LESLIE ARNOLD  (1000600) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V3874 of No 1654 HCU, which crashed after flying into trees near Gunthorpe in Nottinghamshire.  He is buried in Bebington Cemetery.

13-Jul

WARREN, JOHN ROBERT  (1184333) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V3874 of No 1654 HCU, which crashed after flying into trees near Gunthorpe in Nottinghamshire.  He is buried in Idridgehay (St James) Churchyard.

13-Jul

VON DER GROEBEN, RICHARD ARTHUR  (404793) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V3874 of No 1654 HCU, which crashed after flying into trees near Gunthorpe in Nottinghamshire.  He is buried in Shelford (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard Extension.

13-Jul

RALSTON, HERBERT JAMES  (R/79409) RCAF - age 20

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained on 11 Jul whilst flying in Oxford I, BF948 of No 2 (P) AFU, which collided with V3510 near Brize Norton.  He is buried in Black Bourton (or Burton Abbots) (St Mary) Churchyard.

13-Jul

ELLERS, FREDERICK LEONARD  (406142) RAAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5528 of No 308 MU, which dived into the ground near Allahabad.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

13-Jul

TRENBERTH, JACK  (407756) RAAF - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5528 of No 308 MU, which dived into the ground near Allahabad.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

13-Jul

WALMSLEY, BENJAMIN  (561830) RAF - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5528 of No 308 MU, which dived into the ground near Allahabad.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

13-Jul

WHITE, ALFRED EDWIN  (1272290) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was serving at 31 EFTS and died of natural causes.  He is buried in Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery.

13-Jul

FROST, ALAN HERBERT ERNEST  (21101) RAFVR - age 34

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 3162 (ex N4889) of No 42 Air School Sqn, which flew into a mountain at night at Kongos Kraal, Wycombe Valley.  He is buried in Port Elizabeth (South End) Cemetery.

13-Jul

LOGAN, STANLEY GEORGE  (1269619) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 3162 (ex N4889) of No 42 Air School Sqn, which flew into a mountain at night at Kongos Kraal, Wycombe Valley.  He is buried in Port Elizabeth (South End) Cemetery.

13-Jul

HOLLANDS, DOUGLAS PERCY  (1390651) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 3162 (ex N4889) of No 42 Air School Sqn, which flew into a mountain at night at Kongos Kraal, Wycombe Valley.  He is buried in Port Elizabeth (South End) Cemetery.

13-Jul

MARTIN, EDWARD WARE  (1576758) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 3162 (ex N4889) of No 42 Air School Sqn, which flew into a mountain at night at Kongos Kraal, Wycombe Valley.  He is buried in Port Elizabeth (South End) Cemetery.

13-Jul

MAIN, ERIC ARTHUR  (46087) RAFVR - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim, IV, V5869 of No 70 OTU, which crashed and overturned at Isolo in Kenya after hitting a tree at low level.  He is buried in Nanyuki War Cemetery.

13-Jul

ELLIOT, HERBERT HUGH  (124655) RAFVR - age 33

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim, IV, V5869 of No 70 OTU, which crashed and overturned at Isolo in Kenya after hitting a tree at low level.  He is buried in Nanyuki War Cemetery.

13-Jul

CRAVEN, LYNDLEY DAWSON  (400171) RAAF - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim, IV, V5869 of No 70 OTU, which crashed and overturned at Isolo in Kenya after hitting a tree at low level.  He is buried in Nanyuki War Cemetery.

13-Jul

SMITH, GEORGE  (519737) RAF - age 27

Cpl

He had been serving at RAF Kai Tak and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in Hong Kong.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery.

13-Jul

DRAINER, JOHN  (1100537) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was serving at Luqa and was probably killed in the hospital near Luqa which was hit in a bombing raid on the station.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

14-Jul

FAIRBAIRN-McPHEE, STANLEY ROBERT  (84993) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IID, BN842 of No 6 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-tank sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Jul

SHORTHOUSE, ROBERT FRANCIS  (552923) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5397 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off the Danish coast on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Oksby Churchyard.

14-Jul

WELCH, DAVID ARTHUR  (122986) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5397 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off the Danish coast on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

STRACHAN, JOHN GEORGE  (1112228) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5397 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off the Danish coast on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

REID, JOHN GIRVAN  (1271320) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5397 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off the Danish coast on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

HARRISON, HAROLD HUGH  (R/61664) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5397 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off the Danish coast on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

COULTHARD, PETER CYPRIAN  (110823) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6071 of No 18 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie to Deelen.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

14-Jul

WARD, LYN GEORGE LLOYD  (134027) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6071 of No 18 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie to Deelen.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

14-Jul

MEECH, A D ()  - age

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6071 of No 18 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie to Deelen.   .

14-Jul

CLARK, STANLEY ARTHUR  (1220675) RAFVR - age 35

AC1

He was serving with No 24 Sqn and was fatally injured in a motor-cycle crash on the Barnet by-pass at South Mimms, the previous day.  He is buried in West Ham Cemetery.

14-Jul

TAYLOR, HAROLD  (119148) RAFVR - age 32

Plt Off

He was serving with No 26 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

CASEY, RAYMOND FRANCIS  (R/54313) RCAF - age 24

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1154 TL-A of No 35 Sqn, which crashed into a wood near Canterbury on return from a raid on Duisburg whilst flying on three engines.  He is buried in Aylesham Cemetery.

14-Jul

WILLIAMS, JOHN CYRIL  (575332) RAF - age 18

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1154 TL-A of No 35 Sqn, which crashed into a wood near Canterbury on return from a raid on Duisburg whilst flying on three engines.  He is buried in Llanwnog (St Gwynog) Churchyard.

14-Jul

ROBINSON, LESLIE  (1128848) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5558 OF-T of No 97 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Wells, Norfolk on return from a raid on Duisburg.  He is buried in Ashton-under-Lyne (Hurst) Cemetery.

14-Jul

DAVIES, LLEWELLYN ALFRED  (401304) RAAF - age 33

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5558 OF-T of No 97 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Wells, Norfolk on return from a raid on Duisburg.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

14-Jul

BLEASE, JOHN THOMAS  (405221) RNZAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5558 OF-T of No 97 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Wells, Norfolk on return from a raid on Duisburg.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

14-Jul

McPHEE, ALLAN JEREMIAH  (R/75116) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5558 OF-T of No 97 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Wells, Norfolk on return from a raid on Duisburg.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

14-Jul

LEITCH, CECIL GORDON  (571775) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5558 OF-T of No 97 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Wells, Norfolk on return from a raid on Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

EARNSHAW, BRYAN  (1057318) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5558 OF-T of No 97 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft ditched in the sea off Wells, Norfolk on return from a raid on Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

TALES, JAMES  (755804) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5558 OF-T of No 97 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Wells, Norfolk on return from a raid on Duisburg.  He is buried in West Mersea (Barfield Road) Burial Ground.

14-Jul

FROSTICK, GORDON MACDONALD  (403573) RNZAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8649 'C' of No 104 Sqn, which he abandoned over the sea when it sustained severe flak damage over Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Jul

CROZIER, JOHN FRANCIS  (404327) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8650 'Q' of No 104 Sqn, which flew into high ground whilst trying to locate the Nile Delta on return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Jul

FENNELL, ADRIAN  (47391) RAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH545 of No 119 Sqn, which was lost on a ferry flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

DAVIES, ALBERT HENRY THOMAS  (525451) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH545 of No 119 Sqn, which was lost on a ferry flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

BEAMONT, SYDNEY LESLIE DFM (533794) RAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH545 of No 119 Sqn, which was lost on a ferry flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

NORLEY, WILLIAM ROY  (911704) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH545 of No 119 Sqn, which was lost on a ferry flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

COOKE, CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM  (959044) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH545 of No 119 Sqn, which was lost on a ferry flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

TEW, JOHN NEVIL  (981687) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH545 of No 119 Sqn, which was lost on a ferry flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

BRAY, PETER  (1109049) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH545 of No 119 Sqn, which was lost on a ferry flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

GRAHAM, REGINALD CLAYTON  (653961) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH545 of No 119 Sqn, which was lost on a ferry flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

HAZELGROVE, JOHN CYRIL  (1283370) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1341 QT-L of No 142 Sqn, which crashed at Diss in Norfolk just over 40 minutes after taking off from Grimsby for a  raid on Duisburg.  He is buried in Brighton (Woodvale) Borough Crematorium.

14-Jul

RICHARDSON, JAMES PATRICK  (R/58721) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1341 QT-L of No 142 Sqn, which crashed at Diss in Norfolk just over 40 minutes after taking off from Grimsby for a  raid on Duisburg.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

14-Jul

MAUNDERS, THOMAS VICTOR  (48745) RAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1341 QT-L of No 142 Sqn, which crashed at Diss in Norfolk just over 40 minutes after taking off from Grimsby for a  raid on Duisburg.  He is buried in Milverton (St Michael) Churchyard.

14-Jul

HUNT, EDWARD SAMUEL  (1184062) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1341 QT-L of No 142 Sqn, which crashed at Diss in Norfolk just over 40 minutes after taking off from Grimsby for a  raid on Duisburg.  He is buried in Old Sodbury (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

14-Jul

SYKES, JOHN DAVID WILSON  (1285683) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3797 JN-A of No 150 Sqn, which crashed in Suffolk due to severe icing en-route to a raid on Duisburg.  He is buried in or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park.

14-Jul

PERRY, LIONEL FREDERICK  (934086) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3797 JN-A of No 150 Sqn, which crashed in Suffolk due to severe icing en-route to a raid on Duisburg.  He is buried in Ipswich Cemetery.

14-Jul

CALVERT, JOHN WILLIAM  (1311019) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3797 JN-A of No 150 Sqn, which crashed in Suffolk due to severe icing en-route to a raid on Duisburg.  He is buried in Lewisham (Hither Green) Cemetery.

14-Jul

CRAFT, CHARLES  (1066175) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DG227 NP-Q of No 158 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (West Road) Cemetery.

14-Jul

DODD, EDWARD GERARD  (570654) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DG227 NP-Q of No 158 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

MAAS, WILLIAM JOHN  (962415) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DG227 NP-Q of No 158 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

HARKNESS, ARCHIBALD  (979397) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DG227 NP-Q of No 158 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

FEWTRELL, RONALD GEORGE  (1030626) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DG227 NP-Q of No 158 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

CANTELL, NORMAN WALTER SYDNEY  (1177846) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DG227 NP-Q of No 158 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

ROBB, GEORGE SPENCE  (R/56387) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DG227 NP-Q of No 158 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

PETHERBRIDGE, REGINALD ALFRED  (106152) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7753 NP-T of No 158 Sqn, which crashed in the suburbs of Gelsenkirchen on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

14-Jul

BRADBURY, LESLIE ELMER  (122322) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7753 NP-T of No 158 Sqn, which crashed in the suburbs of Gelsenkirchen on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

14-Jul

BRINDLEY, RUSSELL WALTER  (401229) RAAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7753 NP-T of No 158 Sqn, which crashed in the suburbs of Gelsenkirchen on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

14-Jul

ROY, PETER  (632784) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7753 NP-T of No 158 Sqn, which crashed in the suburbs of Gelsenkirchen on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

14-Jul

WALTON, WILLIAM  (1104554) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7753 NP-T of No 158 Sqn, which crashed in the suburbs of Gelsenkirchen on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

14-Jul

FROMINGS, AUBREY JOHN  (1162831) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7753 NP-T of No 158 Sqn, which crashed in the suburbs of Gelsenkirchen on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

14-Jul

KENDALL, ERIC GEORGE  (1380281) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7753 NP-T of No 158 Sqn, which crashed in the suburbs of Gelsenkirchen on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

14-Jul

SMART, WILLIAM JAMES  (R/92605) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7753 NP-T of No 158 Sqn, which crashed in the suburbs of Gelsenkirchen on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

14-Jul

BELCHAM, LAWRENCE GEORGE  (26172) RAF - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was serving with No 199 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

McKAY, WILLIAM ROBERT  (121201) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk, ? of No 260 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 whilst providing top cover to 12 Bostons.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

14-Jul

GRANT, JAMES  (1062255) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3416 VR-J of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

VAN GEUN, FURNEAUX MONTAGUE  (R/54999) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3416 VR-J of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

MAXIM, WILLIAM LEONARD  (R/66051) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3416 VR-J of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

SARGANT, WARREN LANGTON  (R/72286) RCAF - age 30

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3416 VR-J of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

PEARCE, BASEL VINCENT  (R/83558) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3416 VR-J of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

BACON, JAMES EDWARD  (907761) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 502 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Jul

JACKSON, FRED  (1357570) RAFVR - age 36

LAC

He was serving with No 2735 Sqn, RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Atherton Cemetery.

14-Jul

HARPER, DAVID  (616155) RAF - age 26

LAC

He was serving with No 51 RSU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Jul

STEVENS, KENWARD FREDERICK  (656432) RAF - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT-17, 42-415 of Moody Field, Georgia, which was caught in bad weather whilst on a cross county training flight.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

14-Jul

HOWCROFT, BERNARD WALTER  (1238940) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT-17, 42-138 of Moody Field, Georgia, which was caught in bad weather whilst on a cross county training flight.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

14-Jul

PINSENT, RONALD BERTRAM  (1333482) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT-17, 42-404 of Moody Field, Georgia, which was caught in bad weather whilst on a cross county training flight.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe

14-Jul

LAMONT, WILLIAM GIBSON  (1348083) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT-17, 42-131 from Moody Field, Georgia, which was caught in bad weather whilst on a cross county training flight.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

14-Jul

PLATT, SIDNEY ARTHUR  (1387123) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT-17, 42-404 of Moody Field, Georgia, which was caught in bad weather whilst on a cross county training flight.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe..

14-Jul

LONGBOTTOM, PHILIP WILLIAM  (1392081) RAFVR - age 28

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT-17, 42-131 of Moody Field, Georgia, which was caught in bad weather whilst on a cross county training flight.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

14-Jul

HOLMES, ROWLAND WILLIAM  (1386984) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT-17, 42-138 of Moody Field, Georgia, which was caught in bad weather whilst on a cross county training flight.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

14-Jul

USHERWOOD, JOSEPH WALTER  (1331791) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He had been serving at Mountain View at the time of his death, which was due to accidentally drowning.  He is buried in Trenton (St George's) Cemetery.

14-Jul

BONNER, GEORGE ARNOLD  (110890) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He had been serving at Takoradi at the time of his death, but circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained .  He is buried in N'Djamena (Farcha) Cemetery.

14-Jul

TIZARD, WILLIAM PAUL  (571971) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He had been serving at Takoradi at the time of his death, but circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained .  He is buried in Takoradi European Public Cemetery.

14-Jul

HARGREAVES, BERNARD JAMES  (1222132) RAFVR - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death and was killed in a car accident near Catterick.  He is buried in Wath-upon-Dearne Cemetery.

14-Jul

JONES, HUGH OWEN  (1075803) RAFVR - age 35

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 Pembroke.  He is buried in Waenfawr Cemetery.

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