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Casualties - 15 - 18 July 1942


15-Jul

CHANNON, FRANCIS EDWARD  (402030) RAAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim, Z7920 of No 8 Sqn, which was shot down near Djibouti.  He is buried in Djibouti New European Cemetery.

15-Jul

WRAY, HAMILTON  (532586) RAF - age 27

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim, Z7920 of No 8 Sqn, which was shot down near Djibouti.  He is buried in Djibouti New European Cemetery.

15-Jul

SNEATH, HAROLD LEWIS  (614297) RAF - age 23

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim, Z7920 of No 8 Sqn, which was shot down near Djibouti.  He is buried in Djibouti New European Cemetery.

15-Jul

SENNETT, VICTOR PERCY CRAWFORD  (929434) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim, Z7920 of No 8 Sqn, which was shot down near Djibouti.  He is buried in Djibouti New European Cemetery.

15-Jul

MAGUIRE, LAWRENCE ROBERT  (J/151001) RCAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim, Z7920 of No 8 Sqn, which was shot down near Djibouti.  He is buried in Djibouti New European Cemetery.

15-Jul

LANGOULANT, THOMAS BRUCE  (406531) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH378 'M' of No 48 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters off the Norwegian coast during an anti-shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Jul

WILLIS, ROY ALLEN  (406543) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH378 'M' of No 48 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters off the Norwegian coast during an anti-shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Jul

DOGUE, GEORGE  (R/69391) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH378 'M' of No 48 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters off the Norwegian coast during an anti-shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Jul

PEDERSEN, VARLEY ALLEN  (41458) RAF - age 28

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH378 'M' of No 48 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters off the Norwegian coast during an anti-shipping patrol.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

15-Jul

CAMPBELL, FREDERICK YORSTON  (R/62938) RCAF - age 24

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL662 of No 91 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s off Hastings during an ASR sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Jul

REID, IRVIN  (972061) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8657 'J' of No 104 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Wadi Natrun in mist on return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.

15-Jul

LEETE, ANTONY JOHN MASON  (1057869) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8657 'J' of No 104 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Wadi Natrun in mist on return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.

15-Jul

ATKINSON, JOHN WILLIAM ROBERT  (1330091) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8657 'J' of No 104 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Wadi Natrun in mist on return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.

15-Jul

HUTCHISON, WILLIAM COCHRANE  (40793) RNZAF - age 37

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8658 'H' of No 104 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames on landing following an engine failure on the return journey from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

15-Jul

HORTON, RONALD CLARENCE  (110835) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8658 'H' of No 104 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames on landing following an engine failure on the return journey from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

15-Jul

LUTZ, ROBIN PROUDFOOT  (406622) RAAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8658 'H' of No 104 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames on landing following an engine failure on the return journey from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

15-Jul

SMITH, KENNETH SIDNEY  (655827) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8658 'H' of No 104 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames on landing following an engine failure on the return journey from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

15-Jul

PITCHER, FREDERICK JOHN  (925049) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8658 'H' of No 104 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames on landing following an engine failure on the return journey from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

15-Jul

GRAHAM, REGINALD CLAYTON  (653961) RAF - age Unknown

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 commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Jul

JAMES, DENNIS STEPHEN  (1377869) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM329 of No 122 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a Rhubarb.  He is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

15-Jul

BRAY, ALFRED ROBERT  (128363) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM486 of No 154 Sqn, which failed to return from a Rhubarb sortie to the Fecamp area.  He is buried in Pihen-les-Guines Communal Cemetery.

15-Jul

LEISK, HENRY  (402036) RAAF - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL566 of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by fighters on a raid to Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

15-Jul

MALLABY, GEORGE GILMOUR  (402092) RAAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL566 of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by fighters on a raid to Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

15-Jul

FELL, MARTIN COSTIN  (402118) RNZAF - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL566 of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by fighters on a raid to Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

15-Jul

POTTIE, JOHN CAMPBELL  (402134) RAAF - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL566 of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by fighters on a raid to Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

15-Jul

MILLER, WILLIAM STEVENSON  (521648) RAF - age 27

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL566 of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by fighters on a raid to Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

15-Jul

HODGE, JOHN STEPHEN ARTHUR  (812278) AuxAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL566 of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by fighters on a raid to Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

15-Jul

BIRK, HILARY ELDRED  (402634) RAAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL566 of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by fighters on a raid to Benghazi.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery.

15-Jul

LAMBARTH, ELLSON JAMES  (118451) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX396 of No 172 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Portreath.  He is buried in Edmonton Cemetery, Middlesex.

15-Jul

CIGLER, MIROSLAV  (82591) RAFVR - age 28

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 311 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard.

15-Jul

NOVAK, FRANTISEK  (787081) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was serving with No 311 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard.

15-Jul

ORLIK, VILEM  (787088) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was serving with No 311 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard.

15-Jul

PANCIR, RUDOLF  (787612) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was serving with No 311 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard.

15-Jul

DOSTAL, HUGO  (787536) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was serving with No 311 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Jul

HOLUB, JOSEF  (787835) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was serving with No 311 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Jul

JERABEK, JAN AFM (787676) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD372 of No 313 Sqn, which was lost in combat with a Ju 88 off Start Point.  He is buried in St Brieuc Western Communal Cemetery.

15-Jul

IRVINE, IAN HAMILTON  (402191) RNZAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BD725 of No 486 Sqn, which crashed after hitting trees whilst pulling out from a dummy attack on a motor column during an Army Co-operation exercise.  He is buried in Wittering (All Saints) Churchyard.

15-Jul

COLLIINSON, RAYMOND GIBSON  (1120167) RAFVR - age 27

LAC

He was serving with No 937 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Middleton-in-Teesdale (St Mary) Churchyard.

15-Jul

HORNER, LEONARD JAMES  (1384284) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

He was serving aboard HSL 140 based in Dover and was killed during an attack on his launch by Fw 190s during an ASR search for Wg Cdr 'Paddy' Finucane DSO, DFC & 2 Bars.  He is buried in Enfield (Lavender Hill) Cemetery.

15-Jul

MORGAN, WILLIAM  (1050778) RAFVR - age 25

AC1

He was serving aboard HSL 138 based in Dover and was killed during an attack on his launch by Fw 190s during an ASR search for Wg Cdr 'Paddy' Finucane DSO, DFC & 2 Bars.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Jul

AULD, CHARLES  (R/98159) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV700 of No 23 OTU, which crashed near Old, Northamptonshire whilst making a forced landing following a loss of engine power.  He is buried in Chelveston (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

15-Jul

SHIRLEY, ROBERT FREDERICK  (1330958) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV700 of No 23 OTU, which crashed near Old, Northamptonshire whilst making a forced landing following a loss of engine power.  He is buried in Eastbrookend (Dagenham) Cemetery.

15-Jul

FERRY, STANLEY ALBERT  (932387) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, W5619 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a training exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Jul

PEARCE, PATRICK JOHN DEREK  (1286160) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, W5619 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a training exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Jul

TRUSSELL, LESLIE GEORGE  (1375842) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, W5619 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a training exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Jul

McMAHON, JOHN ARTHUR  (R/82745) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, W5619 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a training exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Jul

HAMMELL, MELVIN THOMAS  (R/91287) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, W5619 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a training exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.orated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Jul

KRAVAC, WILLIAM  (R/92226) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, W5619 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a training exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Jul

GODWIN, SIDNEY EDWARD  (124004) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was flying in Oxford II, ED115 of No 3 (P) AFU, and died in hospital after aircraft flew into the ground near Aston Down.  He is buried in Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery.

15-Jul

HALSTEAD, KENNETH  (122951) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was flying in Oxford II, ED115 of No 3 (P) AFU, and died in hospital after aircraft flew into the ground near Aston Down.  He was cremated at Stockport Crematorium.

15-Jul

MOYER, CLIFFORD  (1209267) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth, 1242 of No 35 EFTS, which was lost on this date, further details unknown.  He is buried in Neepawa (Riverside) Cemetery.

15-Jul

DRAPER, ZADOC CALAIS  (1051256) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 62 RSU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Tel el Kebir War Memorial Cemetery.

15-Jul

FINUCANE, BRENDAN EAMONN FERGUS  (41276) RAF - age 21

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM308 of the Hornchurch Wing, which was shot down into the sea by ground fire and failed to escape from the aircraft which sank.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Jul

CHILDE-FREEMAN, EDWYN RALPH  (69898) RAFVR - age 45

Flt Lt

He was serving at Tonbridge at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kyre Wyard (St Mary) Churchyard.

15-Jul

BRYSON, BASIL JOHN MAITLAND  (124777) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH386 of Traffic Trg Flt, which crashed near Dorval during a training flight.  He is buried in Montreal (Mount Royal) Cemetery.

15-Jul

GILCHRIST, HUBERT HAMISH  (Flight Lieutenant) RCAF - age 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH386 of Traffic Trg Flt, which crashed near Dorval during a training flight.  He is buried in Montreal (Mount Royal) Cemetery.

15-Jul

MOLE, RAYMOND ERNEST  (Sergeant) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH386 of Traffic Trg Flt, which crashed near Dorval during a training flight.  He is buried in Montreal (Mount Royal) Cemetery.

15-Jul

D'HONDT, THADDE IGNACE  (Sergeant) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH386 of Traffic Trg Flt, which crashed near Dorval during a training flight.  He is buried in Montreal (Mount Royal) Cemetery.

15-Jul

SALES, JOHN MARSHALL  (Sergeant) RCAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH386 of Traffic Trg Flt, which crashed near Dorval during a training flight.  He is buried in Montreal (Mount Royal) Cemetery.

15-Jul

BROMLEY, KENNETH ROBERT  (1483607) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

He was serving in the UK and was fatally wounded in an accident when he was shot by one of the new Sten guns, during a station defence exercise.  He is buried in Charing (Kent County) Crematorium.

15-Jul

WATSON, ERIC  (1060055) RAFVR - age 20

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 Durham W.  He is buried in Durham Bow Cemetery.

15-Jul

BROWN, FRANK PERCIVAL  (169058) RAF - age 42

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 Grimsby.  He is buried in Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery.

15-Jul

FAWCETT, SIDNEY ARTHUR  (619094) RAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died in the Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen from a retro peritoneal abscess.  He is buried in Middlesbrough (Acklam) Cemetery.

16-Jul

HAIN, HARRY CLEM  (100518) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was serving with No 4 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

16-Jul

ARNOTT, KENNETH  (126850) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7524 LA-D of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the River Sneum in Denmark on a raid to Lubeck.  He is buried in Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery.

16-Jul

MELVILLE, ROBERT LORRAINE  (400637) RAAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7524 LA-D of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the River Sneum in Denmark on a raid to Lubeck.  He is buried in Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery.

16-Jul

NICHOLLS, ROBINSON  (525236) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7524 LA-D of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the River Sneum in Denmark on a raid to Lubeck.  He is buried in Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery.

16-Jul

WAYLAN, JOHN EVAN FRANCIS  (963167) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7524 LA-D of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the River Sneum in Denmark on a raid to Lubeck.  He is buried in Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery.

16-Jul

LOCKHART, HENRY JAMES IAN  (991121) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7524 LA-D of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the River Sneum in Denmark on a raid to Lubeck.  He is buried in Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery.

16-Jul

BARRETT, DENIS ROBERT  (1254392) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7524 LA-D of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the River Sneum in Denmark on a raid to Lubeck.  He is buried in Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery.

16-Jul

GREVILLE, THE HON. JOHN AMBROSE HENRY  (43970) RAF - age 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AG399 of No 26 Sqn, which was lost on an operation over France.  He is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

16-Jul

McCOMAS, HENRY CLAUD  (108133) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AG532 of No 26, which was lost on an operation over France.  He is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

16-Jul

OLLEN-BITTLE, ERLE WALTER  (J/6495) RCAF - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BP179 of No 33 Sqn, which collided with Spitfire, BR459 of No 601 Sqn as they took off.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.

16-Jul

OLIVER, BASIL CYRIL  (572896) RAF - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 70 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh Cemetery.

16-Jul

ZAMEK, NORMAN HENRY  (1196372) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BG901 of No 135 Sqn, which dived into the ground during an air test.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery.

16-Jul

BROWN, JAMES GORDON  (44181) RAF - age 21

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX400 of No 148 Sqn, which failed top return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

16-Jul

PARKER, CHARLES SIDNEY  (1356707) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX400 of No 148 Sqn, which failed top return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

16-Jul

FORD, HERBERT JAMES  (919071) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX400 of No 148 Sqn, which failed top return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

16-Jul

GRIFFITHS, CHARLES JOFFRE  (992589) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX400 of No 148 Sqn, which failed top return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

16-Jul

DRAKE, RONALD CECIL  (994742) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX400 of No 148 Sqn, which failed top return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

16-Jul

BENNETTO, MURRAY ARTHUR  (J/85240) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX400 of No 148 Sqn, which failed top return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

16-Jul

DUCKWORTH, HARRY LESLIE  (637517) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF312 OJ-A of No 149 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Kiel during a raid to Lubeck.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

16-Jul

SHEPHERD, CHARLES THOMAS  (1127995) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF312 OJ-A of No 149 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Kiel during a raid to Lubeck.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

16-Jul

POLE, LESLIE ERNEST  (39882) RNZAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9299 OJ-Y of No 149 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Swaffham Bulbeck in Cambridgeshire after an engine fire burnt through the wing.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

16-Jul

JOHNSON, HENRY PETER  (41481) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9299 OJ-Y of No 149 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Swaffham Bulbeck in Cambridgeshire after an engine fire burnt through the wing.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

16-Jul

CATO, MALCOLM VERNON  (392015) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9299 OJ-Y of No 149 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Swaffham Bulbeck in Cambridgeshire after an engine fire burnt through the wing.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

16-Jul

NICOL, JACK NAPIER  (403625) RNZAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9299 OJ-Y of No 149 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Swaffham Bulbeck in Cambridgeshire after an engine fire burnt through the wing.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

16-Jul

HAWKINS, ROBERT ARTHUR  (635491) RAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9299 OJ-Y of No 149 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Swaffham Bulbeck in Cambridgeshire after an engine fire burnt through the wing.  He is buried in Tiverton Cemetery.

16-Jul

MOORES, ERIC  (1053760) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9299 OJ-Y of No 149 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Swaffham Bulbeck in Cambridgeshire after an engine fire burnt through the wing.  He is buried in Urmston Cemetery.

16-Jul

BALLANTYNE, JOHN FERNIE CULLEN  (777890) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN378 of No 213 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter during a sweep.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

16-Jul

WILSON, RICHARD WILLIAM  (1108674) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF318 of No 214 Sqn, which was killed by flak as the aircraft emerged from cloud over Denmark.  He is buried in Clitheroe Cemetery.

16-Jul

DEAKIN, RONALD VICTOR  (647978) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was serving with No 240 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai.

16-Jul

RILEY, WILLIAM DFC (37422) RAF - age 25

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, 'O' (T4871 or T4884) of No 272 Sqn, which collided with each other near Aboukir whilst searching for Ju 52s.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

16-Jul

MARTIN, JOHN  (942616) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, 'O' (T4871 or T4884) of No 272 Sqn, which collided with each other near Aboukir whilst searching for Ju 52s.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

16-Jul

PRESLAND, ERIC PURCELL  (1376273) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BG884 'K' of No 274 Sqn, which he baled out after being hit by flak whilst strafing MT but did not survive.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

16-Jul

WELLS, ROBERT DOUGLAS  (403388) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2145 of No 455 Sqn, which he died from injuries sustained when the aircraft spun into the ground on the approach to Crail following engine problems during a practice torpedo dropping exercise.  He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery.

16-Jul

DI PERSIO, QUERINO  (R/76376) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, BR459 of No 601 Sqn, which collided with Hurricane IIC, BP179 of No 33 Sqn as they took off.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.

16-Jul

PRICE, GEORGE EDWARD  (R/98205) RCAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA542 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive at its destination on a ferry flight from Malta to Egypt.  He is buried in Port Said War Memorial Cemetery.

16-Jul

ADAMS, PHILLIP PAUL  (407704) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA542 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive at its destination on a ferry flight from Malta to Egypt.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Jul

RUSSELL, GERALD ALOYSIUS  (798654) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA542 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive at its destination on a ferry flight from Malta to Egypt.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Jul

CRAIG, JAMES WILSON  (118685) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB203 NP-Z of No 158 CF, which crashed on approach after turning too steeply onto finals at East Moor.  He is buried in Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire.

16-Jul

DUNN, ALEXANDER  (1369631) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB203 NP-Z of No 158 CF, which crashed on approach after turning too steeply onto finals at East Moor.  He is buried in Beath Eastern Cemetery.

16-Jul

PLACE, EDWARD  (1129411) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB203 NP-Z of No 158 CF, which crashed on approach after turning too steeply onto finals at East Moor.  He is buried in Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery.

16-Jul

WITHY, JOHN FORSTER  (114441) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB203 NP-Z of No 158 CF, which crashed on approach after turning too steeply onto finals at East Moor.  He is buried in Newton-upon-Ouse (All Saints) Churchyard.

16-Jul

WILLIAMSON, HARRY WARD  (R/71602) RCAF - age 29

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB203 NP-Z of No 158 CF, which crashed on approach after turning too steeply onto finals at East Moor.  He is buried in Newton-upon-Ouse (All Saints) Churchyard.

16-Jul

ALCORN, JAMES ALEXANDER  (407886) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, P9285 of No 27 OTU, which failed to return from a bombing practice flight over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Jul

RICHARDS, BRUCE WILLIAM  (416007) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, P9285 of No 27 OTU, which failed to return from a bombing practice flight over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Jul

BARR, WILLIAM BUNTIN  (1062414) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, P9285 of No 27 OTU, which failed to return from a bombing practice flight over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Jul

LARGE, DEREK STANLEY  (1177034) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, P9285 of No 27 OTU, which failed to return from a bombing practice flight over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Jul

BROOKE, RONALD  (1378129) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, P9285 of No 27 OTU, which failed to return from a bombing practice flight over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Jul

HOLDER, ARTHUR KENNETH CHARLES  (68785) RAFVR - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, BF940 of No 3 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground at night near Ashton Keynes in Wiltshire.  He is buried in Cirencester Cemetery.

16-Jul

DE PODESTA, RUPERT VICTOR  (749349) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, BF940 of No 3 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground at night near Ashton Keynes in Wiltshire.  He is buried in Nottingham Southern Cemetery.

16-Jul

THORP, RICHARD BADEN  (1430150) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT6A, 41-212 of No 5 BFTS, which crashed 10 miles south of Lake Placid after being caught in a storm at night.  He is buried in Arcadia (Oak Ridge) Cemetery.

16-Jul

AVERN, FREDERICK HENRY  (938560) RAFVR - age 23

AC1

He was serving with No 51 RSU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Tel el Kebir War Memorial Cemetery.

16-Jul

DE LANGE, GEORGE IVOR  (1068102) RAFVR - age 32

AC2

He was serving with No 52 WU but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in Java.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

16-Jul

GORDON, ALEXANDER  (1366389) RAFVR - age 23

AC2

He was serving in Canada and died of natural causes having been taken ill on 30 May.  He is buried in Sherwood Cemetery.

16-Jul

BANKS, WILLIAM GEORGE  (224842) RAF - age 46

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in the Southern Hospital, Darenth, Dartford, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Bexley Heath Cemetery.

16-Jul

TOWNSEND, ARTHUR EDWARD  (1091759) RAFVR - age 19

AC1

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 W Cheshire.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

16-Jul

KITCHENER, REGINALD  (1203909) RAFVR - age 32

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died at Leamington Spa, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Napton-on-the-Hill (St Lawrence) Churchyard.

17-Jul

BANNISTER, BRIAN STANLEY DFC (43089) RAF - age 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, N7253 of No 24 Sqn, which crashed near Denbigh when a wing came off.  He is buried in Belfast (Dundonald) Cemetery.

17-Jul

McMULLAN, MALCOLM MORGAN  (21092) RAF - age Unknown

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, N7253 of No 24 Sqn, which crashed near Denbigh when a wing came off.  He is buried in Hawarden Cemetery.

17-Jul

KEARNEY, NEVILLE PATRICK PETER  (403055) RAAF - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, N7253 of No 24 Sqn, which crashed near Denbigh when a wing came off.  He is buried in Hawarden Cemetery.

17-Jul

ROGERS, JOHN BRYAN GLOSTEK  (78843) RAFVR - age 32

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, N7253 of No 24 Sqn, which crashed near Denbigh when a wing came off.  He is buried in Kilbelan (St Conleth's) Cemetery.

17-Jul

BUTCHER, THOMAS DERRICK  (751687) RAFVR - age 23

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, N7253 of No 24 Sqn, which crashed near Denbigh when a wing came off.  He is buried in Luton General Cemetery.

17-Jul

BELL, CHARLES ROBERT  (808379) AuxAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, N7253 of No 24 Sqn, which crashed near Denbigh when a wing came off.  He is buried in Middlesbrough (Acklam) Cemetery.

17-Jul

HOGGAR, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (31159) RAF - age 52

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, N7253 of No 24 Sqn, which crashed near Denbigh when a wing came off.  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery.

17-Jul

TUCKER, KENNETH MANLEY  (1234130) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, N7253 of No 24 Sqn, which crashed near Denbigh when a wing came off.  He is buried in West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium.

17-Jul

GROOM, RALPH HARRISON  (127043) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was serving with No 92 Sqn but was killed whilst probably flying in Hurricane IIC, BP121 'L' of No 80 Sqn, which failed to return from an escort mission to Hurricanes of No 238 Sqn, patrolling the El Alamein area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

17-Jul

BARCLAY, RICHARD GEORGE ARTHUR DFC (74661) RAFVR - age 22

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BP296 of No 238 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during an interception of an incoming raid.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

17-Jul

OSBORNE, GUY MONTAGUE  (102720) RAFVR - age 40

Flt Lt

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

17-Jul

REID, THOMAS  (1070737) RAFVR - age 30

LAC

A Fitter IIE, he was drowned whilst flying in Walrus I, L2179 of the MAEE, when the aircraft sank after landing with the undercarriage down.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jul

BATES, DAVID  (632751) RAF - age Unknown

Cpl

He was serving at the ME ARU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

17-Jul

DORMAN, PETER ANSELM  (1269608) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Anson I, R9640 of the SPTU, which flew into high ground near North Barrule on the Isle of Man.  He is buried in Downham Market Cemetery.

17-Jul

GIBSON, ALEXANDER CAMERON  (R/102011) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Anson I, R9640 of the SPTU, which flew into high ground near North Barrule on the Isle of Man.  He is buried in Jurby (St Patrick) Churchyard.

17-Jul

PARSONS, STANLEY JAMES  (1124488) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Anson I, R9640 of the SPTU, which flew into high ground near North Barrule on the Isle of Man.  He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery.

18-Jul

LOWTHER, PHILIP HENRY  (104490) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7304 of No 18 Sqn, which flew into a pylon near Stoke Holy Cross in bad visibility during an air test.  He is buried in Bideford Public Cemetery.

18-Jul

CRAWFORD, GEORGE BERNARD  (1178840) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7304 of No 18 Sqn, which flew into a pylon near Stoke Holy Cross in bad visibility during an air test.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

18-Jul

ELLIS, KENNETH CUSTANCE  (1259306) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7304 of No 18 Sqn, which flew into a pylon near Stoke Holy Cross in bad visibility during an air test.  He is buried in Comberton (St Mary) Churchyard.

18-Jul

CLINGINGS, GEORGE  (992524) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was serving with No 39 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

18-Jul

GIDDINGS, RONALD FREDERICK SYDNEY  (1230659) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

He was serving with No 146 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery.

18-Jul

UPSHUR, ROBERT ALEXANDER  (100996) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BE473 of No 175 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by flak off Cap de la Hague on a Roadstead sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Jul

BUCKLEY, JOHN CYRIL  (44821) RAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V7670 of No 208 Sqn, which dived vertically into the sea during a tactical reconnaissance sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

18-Jul

LISSOWSKI Zbyszko Maciej (P.1815) PAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X8131 of No 307 Sqn, which crashed into the Channel off Dartmouth following an engine failure.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

18-Jul

ILLASZEWICZ Wladyslaw (P.780640) PAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X8131 of No 307 Sqn, which crashed into the Channel off Dartmouth following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

18-Jul

FANE, ALFRED FANE PEERS  (73930) RAFVR - age 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, BP921 of No 1 PRU, which crashed in an attempted forced landing near Duxford.  He is buried in Hedsor (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

18-Jul

EVANS, KENNETH ALEXANDER RODERICK  (778831) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD395 of No 10 OTU, which flew into the ground near Stanton Harcourt having experiencing difficulties on a local night flying sortie.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

18-Jul

MATTHEWS, LEONARD HORACE  (1027014) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD395 of No 10 OTU, which flew into the ground near Stanton Harcourt having experiencing difficulties on a local night flying sortie.  He is buried in Cardiff Western Cemetery.

18-Jul

BAXTER, HAROLD ALBERT  (1389143) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD395 of No 10 OTU, which flew into the ground near Stanton Harcourt having experiencing difficulties on a local night flying sortie.  He is buried in East London Cemetery, Plaistow.

18-Jul

STEPHEN, WILLIAM  (1023143) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD395 of No 10 OTU, which flew into the ground near Stanton Harcourt having experiencing difficulties on a local night flying sortie.  He is buried in Fraserburgh (Kirkton) Cemetery.

18-Jul

BASHAM, REGINALD WALTER WILLIAM  (1376972) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD395 of No 10 OTU, which flew into the ground near Stanton Harcourt having experiencing difficulties on a local night flying sortie.  He is buried in Isleworth Cemetery.

18-Jul

BIVER, FERNAND  (102629) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard, 2727 of No 32 SFTS, which was lost on this date.  He is buried in Moose Jaw (Rosedale) Cemetery.

18-Jul

CHARROSIN, ERIC WILLIAM FREDERICK  (1336368) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in an unknown aircraft of Montgomery, which was lost on this date.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

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