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Casualties - 19 - 21 July 1942


19-Jul

KINGSFORD, PETER REGINALD  (41482) RNZAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX399 'S' of No 40 Sqn, which crashed near Wadi Natrun following an engine fire on return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

19-Jul

LAING, RICHARD JOHN  (403191) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX399 'S' of No 40 Sqn, which crashed near Wadi Natrun following an engine fire on return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

19-Jul

SQUIRE, JOHN MANUEL  (407952) RAAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He died from pneumonia after being rescued from the sea after abandoning Wellington II, Z8649 'C' of No 104 Sqn, which became uncontrollable as a result of after flak damage received during a raid on Tobruk on 15 Jul 1942.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

19-Jul

OTIS, JOSEPH EDWARD  (R/82872) RCAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BP861 of No 126 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Luqa having sustained damage in combat.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

19-Jul

BRACE, NORMAN EDMUND  (1053817) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3755 of No 150 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by a flak ship off Den Helder on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

19-Jul

MANDER, MICHAEL D'ARCY  (110661) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3755 of No 150 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by a flak ship off Den Helder on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Hook of Holland General Cemetery.

19-Jul

HEWETSON, HAROLD  (1112158) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3755 of No 150 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by a flak ship off Den Helder on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Jul

MAY, JAMES STODDART  (1060142) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3755 of No 150 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by a flak ship off Den Helder on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in The Hague (Westduin) General Cemetery.

19-Jul

WAYNE, MARKS  (657189) RAF - age 27

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7822 of No 153 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Kilkeel in County Down.  He is buried in East Ham (Marlow Road) Jewish Cemetery.

19-Jul

SADD, JOHN PETER  (106188) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7822 of No 153 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Kilkeel in County Down.  He is buried in Idmiston (All Saints) Churchyard.

19-Jul

SHARP, NORMAN EDWARD DFC (43046) RAF - age 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL554 of No 159 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing near Caesure in Palestine after running out of fuel on a raid to Tobruk.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery.

19-Jul

COTTON, HENRY CUMBERLAND STAPLETON  (401202) RNZAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL554 of No 159 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing near Caesure in Palestine after running out of fuel on a raid to Tobruk.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery.

19-Jul

FLOCKHART, DAVID  (526273) RAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL554 of No 159 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing near Caesure in Palestine after running out of fuel on a raid to Tobruk.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery.

19-Jul

GODFREY, DONALD JOSEPH  (628466) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL554 of No 159 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing near Caesure in Palestine after running out of fuel on a raid to Tobruk.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery.

19-Jul

ANDERSON, GEORGE STANLEY  (742515) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL554 of No 159 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing near Caesure in Palestine after running out of fuel on a raid to Tobruk.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery.

19-Jul

SOMERVILLE, RONALD LESLIE  (970048) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL554 of No 159 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing near Caesure in Palestine after running out of fuel on a raid to Tobruk.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery.

19-Jul

STEWART, LEONARD SCOTT  (116891) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8371 MW-K of No 226 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Mazingarbe.  He is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

19-Jul

JOHNSON, MATTHEW GRAHAM  (1010577) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8371 MW-K of No 226 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Mazingarbe.  He is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

19-Jul

THOROGOOD, FREDERICK CHARLES  (1283342) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8371 MW-K of No 226 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Mazingarbe.  He is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

19-Jul

CLARKE, PETER PULESTON  (109113) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AG504 of No 241 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Girvan in Ayrshire.  He is buried in Saltburn and Marske-by-the-Sea (Saltburn) Cemetery.

19-Jul

CROFTON, ARTHUR COLIN  (118139) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, ET913 of No 250 Sqn, which failed to return from an armed reconnaissance sortie.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

19-Jul

NAWROCKI Tadeusz T (P.784110) PAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3628 PK-W of No 315 Sqn, which went missing on 16 Jul 1942 on an operational patrol, his aircraft and body was found near Dunsop Bridge, Forest of Bowland three days later.  He is buried in Formby (Our Lady of Compassion) Roman Catholic Churchyard.

19-Jul

SWATTON, EDWARD WILLIAM  (112365) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT227 EQ-L of No 408 Sqn, which collided with an enemy fighter in the Moling area.  He is buried in Frederikshavn Cemetery.

19-Jul

PEARCE, HAROLD  (111490) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT227 EQ-L of No 408 Sqn, which collided with an enemy fighter in the Moling area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Jul

HAVILLE, EDWARD  (1113420) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT227 EQ-L of No 408 Sqn, which collided with an enemy fighter in the Moling area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Jul

BURLEY, ROLAND HENRY  (1159995) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT227 EQ-L of No 408 Sqn, which collided with an enemy fighter in the Moling area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Jul

WARNER, LLOYD O'GRADY  (J/3251) RCAF - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL825 of No 412 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy fighter over the Channel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Jul

PRECIOUS, WALTER JAMES  (1533160) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He was serving with No 2740 Sqn RAF Regiment and died from wounds sustained the previous day in an accident at the South Barrier of the village of Thong, Gravesend.  He is buried in Kirton-in-Lindsey Burial Ground.

19-Jul

ALSTON, FRANCIS DESMOND  (118062) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, P1928 of No 11 (P) AFU, which dived into the ground on an overshoot near Montford Bridge.  He is buried in Liverpool (Yew Tree) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

19-Jul

BEGG, ANDREW MCALPINE  (R/103136) RCAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, P1928 of No 11 (P) AFU, which dived into the ground on an overshoot near Montford Bridge.  He is buried in Shawbury (St Mary the Virgin) Churchyard.

19-Jul

GAWKOWSKI Jozef   (P.781260) PAF - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, W8474 of No 16 (P) SFTS, which spun into the ground whilst attempting to avoid power cables near Mottram-in-Longdendale, Cheshire.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

19-Jul

HARLEY, JOHN WILLIAM MORRISON  (J/9411) RCAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV934 LT-C of No 22 OTU, which crashed into the River Dene and burst into flames whilst carrying out a night flying exercise from Wellesbourne Mountford.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

19-Jul

RALPH, CUTHBERT PERCY  (R/95017) RCAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV934 LT-C of No 22 OTU, which crashed into the River Dene and burst into flames whilst carrying out a night flying exercise from Wellesbourne Mountford.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

19-Jul

BOWEN, RICHARD IVOR  (1265010) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV800 of No 27 OTU, which flew into a mountain in Snowdonia as it descended through cloud  in order to locate their position on a daylight cross country exercise.  He is buried in Enfield (Lavender Hill) Cemetery.

19-Jul

BANNISTER, RUPERT THEODORE  (411475) RAAF - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV800 of No 27 OTU, which flew into a mountain in Snowdonia as it descended through cloud  in order to locate their position on a daylight cross country exercise.  He is buried in Llanbeblig Public Cemetery, Caernarfon.

19-Jul

LONGBOTTOM, ERIC HARVEY  (416004) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV800 of No 27 OTU, which flew into a mountain in Snowdonia as it descended through cloud  in order to locate their position on a daylight cross country exercise.  He is buried in Llanbeblig Public Cemetery, Caernarfon.

19-Jul

TRAYLEN, LIONEL DENIS  (1378536) RAFVR - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV800 of No 27 OTU, which flew into a mountain in Snowdonia as it descended through cloud  in order to locate their position on a daylight cross country exercise.  He is buried in New Southgate Cemetery.

19-Jul

WILSON, SAMUEL JAMES  (1026302) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV800 of No 27 OTU, which flew into a mountain in Snowdonia as it descended through cloud  in order to locate their position on a daylight cross country exercise.  He is buried in Seagoe Church of Ireland Churchyard.

19-Jul

STEINBACH, KENNETH HENRY CHARLES  (404856) RAAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2749 of No 27 OTU, which crashed into houses at Milford Haven during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Pembroke Dock Military Cemetery.

19-Jul

CONDON, WILLIAM HARRY  (408131) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2749 of No 27 OTU, which crashed into houses at Milford Haven during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Pembroke Dock Military Cemetery.

19-Jul

BRADLEY, KEITH JAMES  (411117) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2749 of No 27 OTU, which crashed into houses at Milford Haven during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Pembroke Dock Military Cemetery.

19-Jul

JENNINGS, EDWARD DOUGLAS REGINALD  (411145) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2749 of No 27 OTU, which crashed into houses at Milford Haven during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Pembroke Dock Military Cemetery.

19-Jul

WARBURTON, GEORGE ERNEST  (411206) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2749 of No 27 OTU, which crashed into houses at Milford Haven during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Pembroke Dock Military Cemetery.

19-Jul

COOKE, MAURICE  (1170027) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2749 of No 27 OTU, which crashed into houses at Milford Haven during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Wolverton (New Bradwell) Cemetery.

19-Jul

FRUCHTL, JOHN GEORGE  (R/101420) RCAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hotspur II, HH232 of No 5 GTS, which dived into the ground near Bicester.  He is buried in Hethe (Holy Trinity) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

19-Jul

RAYNER, WILLIAM ERNEST SECUNDUS  (1379510) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2100 of No 5 (C) OTU, which flew into high ground near Maybole in Ayrshire.  He is buried in Brantham (St Michael) Churchyard.

19-Jul

RAMSAY, JOHN  (873287) AuxAF - age 37

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 Amounderness.  He is buried in Glasgow (Lambhill) Cemetery.

19-Jul

SULLIVAN, ROBERT JAMES  (1277590) RAFVR - age 30

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 Bridgend.  He is buried in Leytonstone (St Patrick's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

19-Jul

HAMPTON, DUDLEY JOHN LINGARD  (1475726) RAFVR - age 18

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 Macclesfield.  He is buried in Prestbury (St Peter) Churchyard.

19-Jul

TODD, MARGARET GWENDOLINE  (2080657) WAAF - age 20

ACW2

She was serving in the UK and died in the RAF Hospital at Bridgnorth, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  She is buried in Wombridge (SS. Mary and Leonard) Churchyard.

20-Jul

FEGAN, JOHN SAMUEL VICTOR  (66498) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1016 ZA-A of No 10 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Vegesack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jul

BEATTIE, ALBERT JOHN  (567281) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1016 ZA-A of No 10 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Vegesack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jul

ATCHISON, CRESSWELL  (1077710) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1016 ZA-A of No 10 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Vegesack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jul

BICK, FREDERICK GEORGE ALBERT  (1378704) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1016 ZA-A of No 10 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Vegesack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jul

JOHNSTONE, ERLE ERNEST EDWARD  (J/8101) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1016 ZA-A of No 10 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Vegesack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jul

STEWART, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (R/77459) RCAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1016 ZA-A of No 10 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Vegesack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jul

GIBSON, WILLIAM GRAHAM  (R/86412) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1016 ZA-A of No 10 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Vegesack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jul

MUIRHEAD, JOHN PATRICK  (100092) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5414 of No 12 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie off the coast of France.  He is buried in Ars-en-Re Communal Cemetery, Ile de Re.

20-Jul

WAPLE, ERIC  (402000) RNZAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5414 of No 12 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie off the coast of France.  He is buried in Ars-en-Re Communal Cemetery, Ile de Re.

20-Jul

BRAZIER, WILLIAM JOSEPH  (975641) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5414 of No 12 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie off the coast of France.  He is buried in Ars-en-Re Communal Cemetery, Ile de Re.

20-Jul

DURRANT, CHARLES HENRY  (1263757) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5414 of No 12 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie off the coast of France.  He is buried in Les Sables-D'Olonne (La Foire-aux Chats) New Communal Cemetery.

20-Jul

WALDRON, CYRIL  (1360573) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5414 of No 12 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie off the coast of France.  He is buried in Pornic War Cemetery.

20-Jul

MOHER, LAWRENCE HENRY  (R/74198) RCAF - age 25

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BE134 'Y' of No 33 Sqn, which was shot down in flames by Bf 109s during a reconnaissance sortie and despite abandoning the aircraft, died later in 2/8th Australian Field Ambulance.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

20-Jul

ALLAN, REGINALD CONNELL  (401755) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD356 of No 41 Sqn, which is thought to have crashed after hitting power cables whilst attacking troops near Le Havre.  He is buried in Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre.

20-Jul

HEBRON, FRED  (944060) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7670 MP-B of No 76 Sqn, which crashed at Yarm having returned early from a raid to Vegesack due to technical problems.  He is buried in Blyth (Cowpen) Cemetery.

20-Jul

BELOUS, WESLEY LEONARD  (R/61812) RCAF - age 20

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7670 MP-B of No 76 Sqn, which crashed at Yarm having returned early from a raid to Vegesack due to technical problems.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery.

20-Jul

SELL, JEFFERY  (633387) RAF - age 20

LAC

He was serving with No 128 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Takoradi European Public Cemetery.

20-Jul

FORGIE, ROBERT  (653037) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1162 NP-D of No 158 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Vegesack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jul

SEYMOUR, RICHARD HENRY CREED  (1166511) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1162 NP-D of No 158 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Vegesack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jul

REDLER, DOUGLAS ARTHUR  (1169796) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1162 NP-D of No 158 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Vegesack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jul

GODFERY, HERBERT EDWARD  (405482) RNZAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1162 NP-D of No 158 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Vegesack.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

20-Jul

ROGERS, WILLIAM HENRY  (520277) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1162 NP-D of No 158 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Vegesack.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

20-Jul

WATKINS, ARTHUR ERNEST  (1331702) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1162 NP-D of No 158 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Vegesack.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

20-Jul

DILLON, PATRICK JOSEPH  (1378506) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1162 NP-D of No 158 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Vegesack.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

20-Jul

RENNIE, JOHN ROBERTSON  (1057117) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1179 NP-S of No 158 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Vegesack.  He is buried in Franeker General Cemetery.

20-Jul

SKELLY, HORACE JAMES  (108003) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1179 NP-S of No 158 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Vegesack.  He is buried in Harlingen General Cemetery.

20-Jul

PATON, JAMES KEITH  (400760) RAAF - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1179 NP-S of No 158 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Vegesack.  He is buried in Harlingen General Cemetery.

20-Jul

McLACHLIN, WILLIAM MCINTYRE  (R/53905) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1179 NP-S of No 158 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Vegesack.  He is buried in Het Bildt (St Jacobbiparochie) General Cemetery.

20-Jul

SIMKINS, FREDERICK HENRY GEORGE  (927095) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1179 NP-S of No 158 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Vegesack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jul

JILLINGS, DOUGLAS GEORGE  (902606) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1179 NP-S of No 158 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Vegesack.  He is buried in Terschelling (West-Terschelling) General Cemetery.

20-Jul

SMITH, ROLAND JACK  (1225704) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1179 NP-S of No 158 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Vegesack.  He is buried in Texel (Den Burg) Cemetery.

20-Jul

STANBURY, WILLIAM CHARLES  (904479) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL554 of No 160 Sqn, which died from injuries received the previous day.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery.

20-Jul

RUSSEL, HUGH ROBERT  (J/15967) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BR117 of No 185 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s into the sea off Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

20-Jul

MARTIN, FRANK WILLIAM  (749367) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Maryland, ? of No 203 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20-Jul

MORGAN, JOHN  (754045) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Maryland, ? of No 203 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20-Jul

MURPHY, DENNIS STEPHEN  (925325) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Maryland, ? of No 203 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20-Jul

MOORHOUSE, ERIC BROOKE  (937918) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Maryland, ? of No 203 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20-Jul

REEVES, JOHN  (1313641) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AA852 of No 243 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Heddon Colliery in Northumberland.  He is buried in Oakhill (All Saints) Churchyard.

20-Jul

CHEESE, WILLIAM DESMOND  (408046) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1344 UV-W of No 460 Sqn, which died from wounds sustained when the aircraft crashed into the Scheldt Estuary during the second '1,000 Bomber' raid on Essen on the 2 Jun 1942.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

20-Jul

TUSTAIN, ANTHONY NOEL HAILES  (116763) RAF - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Havoc I, BT462 of No 605 Sqn, which collided with AX921 near Bracknell.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

20-Jul

BENNETT, RONALD JEFFREY  (116401) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Havoc I, AX921 of No 605 Sqn, which collided with BT462 near Bracknell.  He is buried in Edenbridge Cemetery.

20-Jul

McLURE, ANDREW CRAWFORD RANKIN  (82167) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Havoc I, AX921 of No 605 Sqn, which collided with BT462 near Bracknell.  He is buried in Littlehampton Cemetery.

20-Jul

HOUSTOUN, ALAN ROBERT  (116387) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX518 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive at Gibraltar on a delivery flight from Portreath.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jul

KINSEY, JOHN HESKETH  (117359) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX518 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive at Gibraltar on a delivery flight from Portreath.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jul

LISTER, ERNEST  (1132408) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX518 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive at Gibraltar on a delivery flight from Portreath.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jul

HALLIWELL, GEORGE RANDOLPH  (1311616) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX518 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive at Gibraltar on a delivery flight from Portreath.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jul

KONIGKRAMER, WILFRED ERNALD  (1311984) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX518 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive at Gibraltar on a delivery flight from Portreath.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jul

POWELL, JOHN LAWRENCE  (1272598) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was severely burned whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF867 JM-X of No 20 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames whilst landing at Elgin with engine trouble and no flaps, he died later the same day.  He is buried in Southgate Cemetery.

20-Jul

MAYERS, HOWARD CLIVE DSO, DFC and Bar (77976) RAFVR - age 32

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, ET826 of No 239 Wing, which failed to return from a strafing mission to the airfields at Fuka and Daba.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20-Jul

PITHER, VERNON JAMES  (408512) RAAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV772 of No 7 (C) OTU, which flew into the ground and burst into flames near the Giant's Causeway in County Antrim whilst trying to establish its position in poor visibility.  He is buried in Drumachose (Christ Church) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

20-Jul

TWENTYMAN, WILSON  (413913) RNZAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV772 of No 7 (C) OTU, which flew into the ground and burst into flames near the Giant's Causeway in County Antrim whilst trying to establish its position in poor visibility.  He is buried in Drumachose (Christ Church) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

20-Jul

ENWIA WARDA  (2800) 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.

20-Jul

WILSHIRE, WILLIAM WESTWOOD  (1194438) RAFVR - age 33

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 Sleaford.  He was cremated at  Bradford Crematorium.

20-Jul

VARNDELL, SYDNEY MAURICE  (1334612) RAFVR - age 20

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 Hendon.  He is buried in Croydon (Queen's Road) Cemetery.

20-Jul

LEA, HENRY  (95838) RAF - age 58

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died in the RAF Hospital, Halton, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard.

20-Jul

ALWAY, LEONARD HILLMAN  (1569847) RAFVR - age 37

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Inveresk Parish Churchyard.

21-Jul

MURRAY, THOMAS CRAIK  (1365896) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9489 TL-T of No 35 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Tadcaster following an engine fire in the air during an air test.  He is buried in Markinch (St Drostan's) Cemetery.

21-Jul

WHARFE, ARTHUR THOMAS  (567426) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9489 TL-T of No 35 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Tadcaster following an engine fire in the air during an air test.  He is buried in Keresley (St Thomas) Churchyard.

21-Jul

THURGOOD, PETER MITCHELL  (1312235) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9489 TL-T of No 35 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Tadcaster following an engine fire in the air during an air test.  He is buried in Newton-upon-Ouse (All Saints) Churchyard.

21-Jul

CRAIG, WILLIAM WARREN  (R/63057) RCAF - age 29

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9489 TL-T of No 35 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Tadcaster following an engine fire in the air during an air test.  He is buried in Newton-upon-Ouse (All Saints) Churchyard.

21-Jul

GIDDENS, HAROLD RICHARD  (R/66046) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9489 TL-T of No 35 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Tadcaster following an engine fire in the air during an air test.  He is buried in Newton-upon-Ouse (All Saints) Churchyard.

21-Jul

KEEN, STANLEY ALLAN  (844873) AuxAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9489 TL-T of No 35 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Tadcaster following an engine fire in the air during an air test.  He is buried in St Albans (St Stephen) Churchyard.

21-Jul

HIBBERT, HARRY  (117003) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9489 TL-T of No 35 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Tadcaster following an engine fire in the air during an air test.  He is buried in Sutton-in-Ashfield Cemetery.

21-Jul

LOWSON, VICTOR  (113330) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AR388 of No 65 Sqn, which crashed into the sea after being hit by flak on a mass Rhubarb.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Jul

ROBB, JAMES DOUGLAS  (403989) RNZAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BN462 of No 80 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a patrol in the El Alamein area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

21-Jul

MARSHMAN, JOHN KENNETH  (407721) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5576 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Coningsby due to an engine failure on a practice bombing sortie.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery.

21-Jul

MATHIESON, ROBERT MUIR  (628213) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5576 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Coningsby due to an engine failure on a practice bombing sortie.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery.

21-Jul

HANNA, GEORGE ROBERT  (J/8615) RCAF - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5576 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Coningsby due to an engine failure on a practice bombing sortie.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery.

21-Jul

CARLYLE, WALTER BEATTIE  (J/9143) RCAF - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5576 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Coningsby due to an engine failure on a practice bombing sortie.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery.

21-Jul

GIBSON, ALBERT GRAHAM  (R/70724) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5576 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Coningsby due to an engine failure on a practice bombing sortie.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery.

21-Jul

WALKER, JOHN EDWARD STUART  (R/77410) RCAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5576 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Coningsby due to an engine failure on a practice bombing sortie.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery.

21-Jul

TEEVIN, JOHN  (1123156) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5576 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Coningsby due to an engine failure on a practice bombing sortie.  He is buried in Kirkcaldy (Dysart) Cemetery.

21-Jul

SMITH, GEORGE EDWARD  (1270159) RAFVR - age 30

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5576 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Coningsby due to an engine failure on a practice bombing sortie.  He is buried in Southborough Cemetery.

21-Jul

BLYTH, ALFRED MAURICE (BOB)  (1285751) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5576 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Coningsby due to an engine failure on a practice bombing sortie.  He is buried in Twickenham Cemetery.

21-Jul

FORSTER, HERBERT ROY  (577519) RAF - age 18

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5576 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Coningsby due to an engine failure on a practice bombing sortie.  He is buried in Walkley (St Mary) Church Cemetery.

21-Jul

SWATRIDGE, LIONEL EDWARD  (J/9175) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3716 of No 111 Sqn, which dived into the Channel on a mass Rhubarb.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Jul

PINK, WARNFORD FRANCIS VICTOR  (906144) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3561 KO-X of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

21-Jul

MUNRO, JOHN S.  (1267233) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3561 KO-X of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

21-Jul

BOOTH, GEORGE VINCENT CYRIL  (R/67602) RCAF - age 20

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3561 KO-X of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

21-Jul

ADAMS, ARTHUR  (621625) RAF - age 36

Sgt

He was serving with No 135 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery.

21-Jul

THOMAS, TOM ROBERTS  (655061) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4794 of No 235 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort patrol over the Western Approaches.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Jul

LOVEGROVE, ALBERT CHARLES  (934877) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4794 of No 235 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort patrol over the Western Approaches.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Jul

LEIFSETH, H ()  - age

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL919 'C' of No 331 Sqn, which failed to return from a mass Rhubarb.   .

21-Jul

McGRATH, JOHN FELIX  (J/3517) RCAF - age 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AG540 of No 400 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Land's End.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

21-Jul

JAMES, WILLIAM HENRY  (R/74782) RCAF - age 20

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, ? of No 607 Sqn, which was captured on 9 Apr 1942 and died in captivity in Bandoeng prison.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

21-Jul

NEWCOMBE, DEREK JOHN  (923434) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9460 of No 1404 Flt, which flew into the ground at Kallen Head in Cornwall.  He is buried in Okehampton (All Saints) Churchyard and Extension.

21-Jul

SOLOMON, MORRIS  (402679) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9460 of No 1404 Flt, which flew into the ground at Kallen Head in Cornwall.  He is buried in Plymouth Jewish Cemetery.

21-Jul

PEART, DOUGLAS ELLERINGTON  (1377809) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9460 of No 1404 Flt, which flew into the ground at Kallen Head in Cornwall.  He is buried in St Columb Major Cemetery.

21-Jul

WALDRON, ERIC LESLIE  (401256) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9460 of No 1404 Flt, which flew into the ground at Kallen Head in Cornwall.  He is buried in St Mawgan (Lanherne) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

21-Jul

CZYZEWSKI Stefan (P.?) PAF - age 43

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, ?  of No 18 MU, which lost on a ferry flight near Strathaven in Scotland.  He is buried in Monkton and Prestwick Cemetery.

21-Jul

MASON, WALTER EDWARD  (404586) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5723 of No 2 (C) OTU, which spun into the ground near Bridlington.  He is buried in Brandesburton (St Mary) Churchyard.

21-Jul

JARDINE, GEORGE CAMPBELL  (1070430) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5723 of No 2 (C) OTU, which spun into the ground near Bridlington.  He is buried in Peebles Cemetery.

21-Jul

DAVIES, MERVYN  (1264534) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5723 of No 2 (C) OTU, which spun into the ground near Bridlington.  He is buried in Swansea (Morriston) Cemetery.

21-Jul

WHITE, KENNETH THOMAS  (121524) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, AT603 of No 3 (P) AFU, which crashed on a night take-off from Southrop.  He is buried in Bedfont Cemetery.

21-Jul

HENDERSON, ALISTER HUGH SETON  (657271) RAF - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, AT603 of No 3 (P) AFU, which crashed on a night take-off from Southrop.  He is buried in Cirencester Cemetery.

21-Jul

HALEY, JAMES FRANCIS  (J/15272) RCAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6355 of No 4 AOS, which crashed on to mudflats on the Humber on an overshoot at Brough.  He is buried in Stoneykirk Cemetery.

21-Jul

OCELKA, JOSEF DFC (82566) RAFVR - age 33

Wg Cdr

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, DD938 of No 6 MU, which crashed on take-off from Brize Norton.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

21-Jul

MacAULIFFE, NORMAN  (1382112) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5590 of the ADU, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed near Fallujah on a ferry flight on 19 Jul 1942.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

21-Jul

MOSELEY, THOMAS  (1045116) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT9, 41-9975 of the AFS, Turner Field, which flew into a house as it took off on a night training flight due to failure to apply full power.  He is buried in Albany (Crown Hill) Cemetery.

21-Jul

JOHN, ALTON LANDEG  (964510) RAFVR - age 29

Cpl

He was serving with AHQ East Africa at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Nairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery.

21-Jul

GRAY, GEOFFREY ALBERT  (1336606) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was serving in Canada and was accidentally drowned.  He is buried in Lethbridge (Mountain View) Cemetery.

21-Jul

EVANS, LEWIS  (1212800) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, EP703? from HMS Eagle which crashed into the sea having failed to attain sufficient flying speed on taking off from the ship on a delivery flight to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

21-Jul

PRITCHARD, IDWAL JONES  (1407220) 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 Oxford.  He is buried in Dylais Higher (Brynbedd) Cemetery.

21-Jul

McKILLOP, JOHN MC (107639) RAFVR - age 47

Plt Off

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 Newcastle upon Tyne.  He is buried in Glasgow (St Peter's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

21-Jul

SEACOLE, KATHLEEN FLORENCE  (420092) WAAF - age 22

ACW1

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  Her death was registered in Henley.  She is buried in Harwell Cemetery.

21-Jul

MIALL, GERALD COMPTON  (108842) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, X6793 of No 1 RFTS, which flew into the ground near Stewarton in bad weather.  He is buried in Paisley (Hawkhead) Cemetery.

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