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Casualties - 3 - 6 August 1942


03-Aug

WAITES, RONALD  (1403546) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 11 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery.

03-Aug

HEMY, CLAUDE DOMINIC  (104519) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9119 of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down by Arado Ar 196s during an anti-submarine patrol over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Aug

FORSTER, JACK EDGAR  (130788) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9119 of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down by Arado Ar 196s during an anti-submarine patrol over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Aug

BUTCHER, CHARLES SYDNEY  (403314) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9119 of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down by Arado Ar 196s during an anti-submarine patrol over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Aug

PARKER, WILLIAM FINCHAM  (915813) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9119 of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down by Arado Ar 196s during an anti-submarine patrol over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Aug

ANSON, HAROLD VICTOR  (1257553) RAFVR - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9119 of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down by Arado Ar 196s during an anti-submarine patrol over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Aug

HATCH, STEWART ERNEST FENTON  (1260483) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9119 of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down by Arado Ar 196s during an anti-submarine patrol over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Aug

FRIENDSHIP, WILLIAM ARTHUR  (926964) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, Z9518 of No 58 Sqn, which spun into the ground whilst carrying out an overshoot at Wick.  He is buried in Bideford Public Cemetery.

03-Aug

SPARHAM, ARCHIE FRANK  (1160328) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, Z9518 of No 58 Sqn, which spun into the ground whilst carrying out an overshoot at Wick.  He is buried in Lowestoft (Beccles Road) Cemetery.

03-Aug

STEWART, PETER MARTIN  (1313029) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, Z9518 of No 58 Sqn, which spun into the ground whilst carrying out an overshoot at Wick.  He is buried in Paignton Cemetery.

03-Aug

RANDALL, MALCOLM WILLIAM  (41493) RNZAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, Z9518 of No 58 Sqn, which spun into the ground whilst carrying out an overshoot at Wick.  He is buried in Wick Cemetery.

03-Aug

DUNN, KENNETH GORDON  (414605) RNZAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, Z9518 of No 58 Sqn, which spun into the ground whilst carrying out an overshoot at Wick.  He is buried in Wick Cemetery.

03-Aug

BYERS, KENNETH MCGEORGE  (R/67051) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, Z9518 of No 58 Sqn, which spun into the ground whilst carrying out an overshoot at Wick.  He is buried in Wick Cemetery.

03-Aug

BESWICK, JAMES HENRY  (867274) AuxAF - age 41

LAC

He was serving with No 61 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai.

03-Aug

DICK, JOHN THOMSON DFC (84991) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8778 of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

03-Aug

BAINES, IAN AUBREY  (400667) RAAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8778 of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

03-Aug

DALEY, JOHN CAMPBELL  (404014) RAAF - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8778 of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

03-Aug

IMPETT, HENRY STEPHEN  (918857) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8778 of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

03-Aug

HUGHES, ROBERT SELWYN  (1127136) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8778 of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

03-Aug

LOCKE, HARRY GORDON  (J/7902) RCAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8778 of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

03-Aug

PRINCE, ROY CAMPBELL  (J/9399) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8778 of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

03-Aug

HICKS, ARCHIBALD JACK  (120655) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3813 RT-S of No 114 Sqn, which crashed at Hawarden whilst attempting a forced landing following an engine failure during a training sortie.  He is buried in Epsom Cemetery.

03-Aug

STEWART, PHILIP JAMES  (1098537) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3813 RT-S of No 114 Sqn, which crashed at Hawarden whilst attempting a forced landing following an engine failure during a training sortie.  He is buried in Grassendale (St Austin) Roman Catholic Churchyard.

03-Aug

CRADDOCK, GEORGE  (1511232) RAFVR - age 38

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3813 RT-S of No 114 Sqn, which was flying as a passenger when the aircraft crashed at Hawarden whilst attempting a forced landing following an engine failure during a training sortie.  He is buried in Leeds (Hunslet New) Cemetery.

03-Aug

CHOTE, ARTHUR HAYDN FREDERICK  (1280524) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3813 RT-S of No 114 Sqn, which crashed at Hawarden whilst attempting a forced landing following an engine failure during a training sortie.  He is buried in Luton General Cemetery.

03-Aug

BARNES, JAMES LEWIS JOSEPH  (1233263) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3813 RT-S of No 114 Sqn, which was flying as a passenger when the aircraft crashed at Hawarden whilst attempting a forced landing following an engine failure during a training sortie.  He is buried in Woodgrange Park Cemetery, East Ham.

03-Aug

BODENHAM, VIVIAN HENRY  (1419867) RAFVR - age 19

AC2

He was serving with No 123 Sqn 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.

03-Aug

WALLACE, ROBERT JOSEPH  (49696) RAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BP331 of No 213 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s whilst on patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

03-Aug

NADEAU, LAURENT JOSEPH ONESIME  (J/16486) RCAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II W7718 LQ-T of No 405 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed on fire near Heppeneert in Belgium during a raid to Dusseldorf on 1 Aug 1942.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery.

03-Aug

MEIKLEJOHN, IAN ROBERT ELLIS  (613862) RAF - age 33

Sgt

He was serving with No 413 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery.

03-Aug

VESSEY, RONALD WILLIAM  (413156) RNZAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM183 'D' of No 485 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a train during a Rhubarb operation.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

03-Aug

CAMERON, GILLEASBUIG KILMICHAEL  (1562910) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson, N5082 of No 1 AOS, which collided with Lysander T1446 near Whithorn and crashed into the sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Aug

GLOVER, PATRICK SYDNEY  (1585736) RAFVR - age 18

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson, N5082 of No 1 AOS, which collided with Lysander T1446 near Whithorn and crashed into the sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Aug

TURNER, STANLEY DENNIS  (1803145) RAFVR - age 24

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson, N5082 of No 1 AOS, which collided with Lysander T1446 near Whithorn and crashed into the sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Aug

IRWIN, GEORGE KENNETH  (R/100416) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson, N5082 of No 1 AOS, which collided with Lysander T1446 near Whithorn and crashed into the sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Aug

GARMSTON, KENNETH JOHN  (1586588) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson, N5083 of He was killed whilst flying in Anson, N5082 of No 1 AOS, which collided with Lysander T1446 near Whithorn and crashed into the sea.  He is buried in Bristol (Greenbank) Cemetery.

03-Aug

BERRIDGE, WALTER WILLIAM  (1203380) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, DF310 of No 1 FIS, which crashed near Coventry after hitting a balloon cable.  He is buried in Bristol (Avon View) Cemetery.

03-Aug

DAVIES, KENNETH DIGBY  (745076) RAFVR - age 22

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, DF310 of No 1 FIS, which crashed near Coventry after hitting a balloon cable.  He is buried in Ystrad Mynach (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

03-Aug

NELSON, GEORGE  (1001205) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX515 of No 1 OADU, which lost on a delivery flight from Gibraltar to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Aug

SMITH, DEREK  (1067767) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX515 of No 1 OADU, which lost on a delivery flight from Gibraltar to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Aug

URWIN, JOHN  (1114462) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX515 of No 1 OADU, which lost on a delivery flight from Gibraltar to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Aug

ROSSBOTTOM, HENRY  (1311423) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX515 of No 1 OADU, which lost on a delivery flight from Gibraltar to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Aug

GLASGOW, GEORGE  (1365718) RAFVR - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX515 of No 1 OADU, which lost on a delivery flight from Gibraltar to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Aug

DURKAN, NORMAN JOHN  (1377387) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX515 of No 1 OADU, which lost on a delivery flight from Gibraltar to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Aug

RIDDELL, JAMES ALEXANDER  (R/67554) RCAF - age 27

WO I

A member of No 250 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AL199 of No 239 Wing Trg Flt, which spun into the ground at low level near LG222.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

03-Aug

HOWARD, LOUIS ALEXANDER GEORGE  (39626) RAF - age 29

Sqn Ldr

He possibly died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Anson I, AX611 of No 36 OTU, which crashed near Kentville, Nova Scotia after control was lost.  He is buried in Kingston St Lawrence Roman Catholic Cemetery.

03-Aug

MANN, CHARLES GEORGE TONE  (1392715) RAFVR - age 25

LAC

He was serving with No 36 SFTS and was killed in a motor vehicle accident.  He is buried in Innisfail Cemetery, Alberta.

03-Aug

CLARK, JOHN PIRIE  (1343539) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard II, AJ979 of No 39 SFTS, which flew into the ground whilst practising aerobatics.  He is buried in Swift Current (Mount Pleasant) Cemetery.

03-Aug

SIMPSON, DONALD  (984215) RAFVR - age 22

Cpl

He was in Draft 4531 but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained .  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

03-Aug

BAXENDALE, MONTAGUE ANDREW  (1033341) 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 Sleaford.  He is buried in Bolton (Heaton) Cemetery.

03-Aug

DEE, BARBARA MARY  (2071844) WAAF - age 20

ACW2

She was serving in the UK and died in a military hospital, cause unknown at present.  Her death was registered in Oxford.  She is buried in Tewkesbury Cemetery.

03-Aug

BENHAM, THOMAS  (1404272) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Weyburn (Hillcrest) Cemetery.

04-Aug

GAGE, FRANK EDWARD  (1354111) RAFVR - age 33

LAC

He was serving with No 22 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery.

04-Aug

WILDISH, RAYMOND KENNETH JAMES  (120625) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL683 of No 91 Sqn, which was lost on a shipping recce over the Channel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-Aug

THOMPSON, THOMAS ROBINSON  (1062688) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, AL679 MQ-X of No 226 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed on the approach to Ouston following an engine failure.  He is buried in Sheffield (Intake Village) Cemetery.

04-Aug

SHERRY, WILBUR BERNARD  (J/7346) RCAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, ? of No 236 Sqn, which spun into the ground following an engine failure.  He is buried in Andreas (St Andrew) Churchyard.

04-Aug

SHAW, RONALD ALVIS  (1059978) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was serving with No 236 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery.

04-Aug

HOBGEN, THOMAS CUNNAH  (404313) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1422 UV-W of No 460 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Communal Cemetery.

04-Aug

GRAND, ALBERT GEORGE  (402948) RAAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1422 UV-W of No 460 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-Aug

HOWARD, ALBERT WILLIAM  (405273) RAAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1422 UV-W of No 460 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-Aug

MACLEOD, ATHOLE DOUGLAS  (405274) RAAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1422 UV-W of No 460 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-Aug

LOWIS, COLIN RODERICK DONALD  (405277) RAAF - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1422 UV-W of No 460 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-Aug

HAMLYN, MICHAEL WARNFORD  (37228) RAF - age 27

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Defiant I, DR865 of No 1 AACU, which dived into the ground at Weston Zoyland.  He is buried in Bridgwater (Quantock Road) Cemetery.

04-Aug

ODLE, CHARLES HAROLD  (650322) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Defiant I, DR865 of No 1 AACU, which dived into the ground at Weston Zoyland.  He is buried in Southend-on-Sea (Sutton Road) Cemetery.

04-Aug

PORTMAN, STANLEY LEONARD  (413989) RNZAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, R6059 of No 1 FIS, which crashed into trees after overshooting at Warwick.  He is buried in Rugby (Whinfield) Cemetery.

04-Aug

WILES, VICTOR LESLIE  (939729) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was serving with No 10/227 Sqn, at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

04-Aug

MAYHEW, JAMES FREDERICK  (1189393) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was serving with No 13 OTU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Maiduguri Cemetery.

04-Aug

LEADER, BENJAMIN JOHN  (116403) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Havoc I, BJ491 of No 1455 Flt, which dived into the ground at night near Tangmere.  He is buried in Bude Haven (St Michael) Churchyard.

04-Aug

GREGORY, DONALD  (1377626) RAFVR - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Havoc I, BJ491 of No 1455 Flt, which dived into the ground at night near Tangmere.  He is buried in Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium.

04-Aug

DUNBAR, HARRY SMITH  (702735) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1272 JM-W of No 20 OTU, which flew into a mountain in the Grampians whilst descending at night having to ascertain its position.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

04-Aug

WYNNE, GEORGE HENRY  (847519) AuxAF - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1272 JM-W of No 20 OTU, which flew into a mountain in the Grampians whilst descending at night having to ascertain its position.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

04-Aug

NAVEY, GORDON  (R/92365) RCAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1272 JM-W of No 20 OTU, which flew into a mountain in the Grampians whilst descending at night having to ascertain its position.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

04-Aug

CHURCHLEY, GEORGE HARRY  (1185902) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1272 JM-W of No 20 OTU, which was severely injured when the aircraft flew into a mountain in the Grampians whilst descending at night having to ascertain its position and later died from his injuries.  He is buried in Northfield (St Laurence) Churchyard Extension.

04-Aug

JUMP, JAMES HILTON  (118113) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was serving with No 21 PTC at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

04-Aug

HIGHMOOR, FRANCIS JONATHAN HENRY  (R/107767) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L4496 of No 5 (C) OTU, which crashed on the approach to Turnberry.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery.

04-Aug

MALCOLM, DOUGLAS BURTON ST JOHN  (R/84388) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L4496 of No 5 (C) OTU, which crashed on the approach to Turnberry.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery.

04-Aug

SOLOMON, RONALD  (937539) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was serving at Jui at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery.

04-Aug

HUNT, LEONARD REGINALD  (550345) RAF - age 23

Cpl

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

04-Aug

MILNES, SAMUEL  (1736576) RAFVR - age 33

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 Yarmouth.  He is buried in Sutton-in-Ashfield Cemetery.

04-Aug

MACLEOD, NORMAN  (121319) RAFVR - age 20

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 .  He is buried in West Kilbride Cemetery.

05-Aug

DAVIS, PHILIP  (16248) RAAF - age 27

LAC

A Fitter IIE, he was serving with No 37 Sqn, and died from wounds in the Abu Sueir Hospital, possibly received when a SAAF Boston collided with a 37 Sqn Wellington awaiting to take off and exploded damaging three others (DV641, HX480 and HF832) on 2 Aug 1942.  He is buried in Tel el Kebir War Memorial Cemetery.

05-Aug

LYNDS, ALFRED GEORGE  (R/87012) RCAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN229 'D' of No 43 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie.  He is buried in Pont-Audemer Communal Cemetery.

05-Aug

BALL, PETER ALLEN  (113387) RAFVR - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5603 KM-D of No 44 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Aug

MARSHALL, GEORGE PAXTON  (118459) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5603 KM-D of No 44 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Aug

WILLIAMS, ALBERT EDWARD  (818241) AuxAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5603 KM-D of No 44 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Aug

BENTLEY, JOSEPH HAROLD  (936573) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5603 KM-D of No 44 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Aug

SCOTT, WILLIAM DEREK  (1325235) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5603 KM-D of No 44 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Aug

MACQUEEN, IAN ANDREW JAMES  (J/8439) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5603 KM-D of No 44 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Aug

FIRMAN, GEORGE ALBERT  (R/69808) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5603 KM-D of No 44 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Aug

GREY, DENIS HERBERT CONYNGHAM  (1053918) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was serving with No 58 Sqn, and his body was found at Sinclair Bay, Caithness on 9 August 1942.  He is buried in Wick Cemetery.

05-Aug

KEEPING, PETER DOUGLAS  (134508) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was flying Hurricane IIC, BP187 of No 80 Sqn, and died from injuries in 18th Field Hospital, sustained when he was shot down and crash landed.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

05-Aug

HOPPER, EARL EDWIN  (R/60349) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1487 QT-Z of No 142 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off the French coast on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Noirmoutier-en-L'Ile Communal Cemetery.

05-Aug

HALL, GEORGE  (R/78889) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1487 QT-Z of No 142 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off the French coast on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Noirmoutier-en-L'Ile Communal Cemetery.

05-Aug

PEARCE, ROBERT CHARLES  (R/80774) RCAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1487 QT-Z of No 142 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off the French coast on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Noirmoutier-en-L'Ile Communal Cemetery.

05-Aug

LOVE, CLAUDE LORRAINE  (R/83249) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1487 QT-Z of No 142 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off the French coast on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Noirmoutier-en-L'Ile Communal Cemetery.

05-Aug

ANDERSON, JAMES  (R/84389) RCAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1487 QT-Z of No 142 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off the French coast on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Noirmoutier-en-L'Ile Communal Cemetery.

05-Aug

CONYERS, WILLIAM HENRY  (981361) RAFVR - age 23

LAC

He was serving with No 274 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery.

05-Aug

BOLTON, JACK WILLMAN  (614380) RAF - age 21

Cpl

He was serving with No 285 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Lancaster Cemetery, Lancashire.

05-Aug

KOELLHOFFER, GEORGE THOMAS  (J/9281) RCAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AA868 of No 412 Sqn, which which collided with BL859 near Arundel in Sussex.  He is buried in Chichester Cemetery.

05-Aug

LUXTON, JOHN DAVID  (R/84223) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL859 of No 412 Sqn, which which collided with AA868 near Arundel in Sussex.  He is buried in Chichester Cemetery.

05-Aug

STAINES, WALTER LACHLAN  (402413) RAAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH302 'C' of No 459 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an anti-shipping strike.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Aug

GAMBLE, LEONARD  (404880) RAAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH302 'C' of No 459 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an anti-shipping strike.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Aug

WOOLCOCK, NOEL CROMPTON  (405461) RNZAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH302 'C' of No 459 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an anti-shipping strike.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Aug

KILLHAM, ARTHUR STEWART  (1071482) RAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH302 'C' of No 459 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an anti-shipping strike.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Aug

LEITCH, WILLIAM ROBSON  (657352) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, BP855 of No 501 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 whilst attacking two He 59s off Cherbourg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Aug

SPENCER, STEPHEN ALLEN  (109003) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7571 of No 604 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Bournemouth after an engagement with an enemy aircraft.  He was cremated at  Woking (St John's) Crematorium.

05-Aug

JACOBS, WILLIAMS FREDERICK  (1168909) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9432 of No 10 OTU, which crashed into high ground near Cheltenham during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Berwick St John (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

05-Aug

GLEADALL, KEITH ALBERT  (1293167) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9432 of No 10 OTU, which crashed into high ground near Cheltenham during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Bitterne (Holy Saviour) Churchyard.

05-Aug

LANSLEY, WALTER ALFRED  (1286267) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9432 of No 10 OTU, which crashed into high ground near Cheltenham during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium.

05-Aug

COOKE, GEORGE ALBERT  (1224802) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9432 of No 10 OTU, which crashed into high ground near Cheltenham during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Redditch (Abbey Road) Cemetery.

05-Aug

THEWLES, HENRY ANDERTON (ANDY)  (1450879) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V4215 of No 15 (P) AFU, which dived into the ground at night near Tholthorpe.  He is buried in Haltemprice (Hessle) Cemetery.

05-Aug

STUART, CLEMENT JOHN  (405779) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V4215 of No 15 (P) AFU, which dived into the ground at night near Tholthorpe.  He is buried in Newton-upon-Ouse (All Saints) Churchyard.

05-Aug

DAVIES, JOHN  (1077869) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V4215 of No 15 (P) AFU, which dived into the ground at night near Tholthorpe.  He is buried in Royton Cemetery.

05-Aug

JONES, THOMAS HENRY  (124260) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL588 of No 1653 HCU, which crashed near Tockwith after the elevator failed on a training exercise.  He was cremated at  Bradford Crematorium.

05-Aug

BELL, ALAN FRANCIS  (1295005) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL588 of No 1653 HCU, which crashed near Tockwith after the elevator failed on a training exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery.

05-Aug

KUP, WILFRID ANTHONY  (1309292) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL588 of No 1653 HCU, which crashed near Tockwith after the elevator failed on a training exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery.

05-Aug

WILLIAMS, BRYN  (1312342) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL588 of No 1653 HCU, which crashed near Tockwith after the elevator failed on a training exercise.  He is buried in Leeds (Lawns Wood) Cemetery.

05-Aug

THORLEY, EDWARD  (1112970) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL588 of No 1653 HCU, which crashed near Tockwith after the elevator failed on a training exercise.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

05-Aug

BOOTH, WILLIAM HENRY CHARLES  (1294878) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL588 of No 1653 HCU, which crashed near Tockwith after the elevator failed on a training exercise.  He is buried in Orpington (St Mary Cray) Cemetery.

05-Aug

WOOD, DOUGLAS ARNOLD  (627322) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL588 of No 1653 HCU, which crashed near Tockwith after the elevator failed on a training exercise.  He is buried in Poole Cemetery.

05-Aug

SAMPSON, SIDNEY  (1380924) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL588 of No 1653 HCU, which crashed near Tockwith after the elevator failed on a training exercise.  He is buried in Richmond Cemetery, Surrey.

05-Aug

SMITH, EDWARD ALBERT  (1387824) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL588 of No 1653 HCU, which crashed near Tockwith after the elevator failed on a training exercise.  He is buried in Thundersley (St Peter) Churchyard.

05-Aug

CASELTON, KENNETH  (1270868) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL588 of No 1653 HCU, which crashed near Tockwith after the elevator failed on a training exercise.  He is buried in Yalding (SS Peter and Paul) New Churchyard.

05-Aug

HEYMAN, JOHN FREDERICK  (1358984) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2966 'C' of No 20 OTU, which he was severely burned when the aircraft crashed on a night overshoot at Elgin following an engine failure and later died from his injuries.  He is buried in Ashford (Bybrook) Cemetery.

05-Aug

PHIPPS, GEORGE ROBERT  (R/108369) RCAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9675 of No 26 OTU, which was killed when he attempted to abandon the aircraft after a broken con-rod started an engine fire.  He is buried in Grantham Cemetery.

05-Aug

RILEY, JAMES GERALD  (1483197) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, AS350 of No 35 SFTS, which flew into Jackfish Lake whilst low flying.  He is buried in North Battleford Cemetery.

05-Aug

BOUSTEAD, COLIN JOSEPH EDWARD  (66512) RAFVR - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Horsa I, DP714 of HGCU, which crashed following the loss of the tail unit due to structural failure (+1 other).  He is buried in Barkingside Cemetery, Ilford.

05-Aug

WALDEN, JOHN EDWARD  (1440634) RAFVR - age 20

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 Burton.  He is buried in Hornchurch (Rainham) Cemetery.

06-Aug

RATCLIFF, ALFRED FRANK CHILVERS  (R/78363) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1577 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near Geldern on a raid to Duisburg on 23-24 Jul 1942.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

06-Aug

WILLIAMS, LEONARD STANLEY  (403246) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, Z9525 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol whilst on detachment to Wick.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Aug

HOOPER, ALBERT  (984904) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, Z9525 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol whilst on detachment to Wick.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Aug

GRIFFITHS, EDWARD WILLIAM  (1051151) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, Z9525 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol whilst on detachment to Wick.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Aug

PRIOR, EDWARD THOMAS  (1166112) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, Z9525 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol whilst on detachment to Wick.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Aug

MORGAN, GEOFFREY ARTHUR  (1183371) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, Z9525 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol whilst on detachment to Wick.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Aug

STRUTT, GORDON JAMES DFM (J/15635) RCAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, Z9525 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol whilst on detachment to Wick.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Aug

HELGASON, JOSEPH FIELD  (114001) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3709 of No 71 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Debden whilst low flying.  He is buried in Saffron Walden Cemetery.

06-Aug

PACKHAM, HENRY WILLIAM EDWARD  (128969) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN415 of No 73 Sqn, which dived into the ground from a spin whilst practising aerobatics.  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery.

06-Aug

GALL, HERBERT MAURICE  (405205) RAAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1180 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed near Roermond in Holland on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

06-Aug

CLARKE, JOHN WILLIAM  (943810) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1180 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed near Roermond in Holland on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

06-Aug

GILBERT, JOHN RICHARD  (R/109675) RCAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1180 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed near Roermond in Holland on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

06-Aug

BREARLEY, GEOFFREY MICHAEL  (121216) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Havoc, AH444 of No 85 Sqn, which crashed into the sea 200 yards from shore during air to air firing practise off Lion Point, Clacton, Essex.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

06-Aug

McKIERNAN, HUGH MURROUGH  (119210) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Havoc, AH445 of No 85 Sqn, which crashed into the sea 200 yards from shore during air to air firing practise off Lion Point, Clacton, Essex.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

06-Aug

HAIN, NOEL CLIVE  (403809) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9495 DY-L of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Eindhoven in Holland on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

06-Aug

COLVILLE, JAMES  (567129) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9495 DY-L of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Eindhoven in Holland on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

06-Aug

TADMAN, REGINALD SEYMOUR  (754021) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9495 DY-L of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Eindhoven in Holland on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

06-Aug

ELLIS, ARTHUR STANLEY CHARLES  (915447) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9495 DY-L of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Eindhoven in Holland on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

06-Aug

FROST, FRANK ARTHUR  (1330615) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9495 DY-L of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Eindhoven in Holland on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

06-Aug

LUPTON, STANLEY RAYMOND  (R/63733) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9495 DY-L of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Eindhoven in Holland on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.

06-Aug

McKINNON, WILLIAM GORDON  (R/81478) RCAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9495 DY-L of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Eindhoven in Holland on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.

06-Aug

JENKINS, PAUL RALPH EMERSON  (45077) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander II, L4795 of No 116 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Howden in Yorkshire.  He is buried in Kirkby Wharfe (St John the Baptist) Churchyard Extension.

06-Aug

MARSHALL, JOHN EDWIN  (117005) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1215 NP-C of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Oldebroek General Cemetery.

06-Aug

PHILLIPS, CLIVE HENRY  (402537) RAAF - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1215 NP-C of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Oldebroek General Cemetery.

06-Aug

ANDREW, ROBERT KEITH ANDERSON  (412010) RNZAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tomahawk IIA, AH891 of No 168 Sqn, which crashed after striking trees during a low level attack (dummy) along the Thetford-Watton Road.  He is buried in Bottisham Cemetery.

06-Aug

BROOKS, JOHN  (924977) RAFVR - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5550 EM-B of No 207 Sqn, which was destroyed when L7385 landing on top of it during a training sortie.  He is buried in Arnold Cemetery.

06-Aug

CURSON, HAROLD  (537658) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5550 EM-B of No 207 Sqn, which was destroyed when L7385 landing on top of it during a training sortie.  He is buried in Bottesford (St Mary) Churchyard.

06-Aug

AKERMAN, FREDERICK SAMUEL  (655412) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5550 EM-B of No 207 Sqn, which was destroyed when L7385 landing on top of it during a training sortie.  He is buried in Hillingdon and Uxbridge Cemetery.

06-Aug

INGS, GERALD ANTONY  (61471) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5761 EM-T of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

06-Aug

HOLLAND, JOHN WILLIAM EDWARD  (528167) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5761 EM-T of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

06-Aug

EVERITT, GEOFFREY CHARLES  (751919) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5761 EM-T of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

06-Aug

BELL-BERRY, RAYMOND  (1076769) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5761 EM-T of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

06-Aug

CULLEY, JACK  (1186097) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5761 EM-T of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

06-Aug

MANSER, DENNIS RODNEY  (1271941) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5761 EM-T of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

06-Aug

SHAPTER, WILLIAM JAMES AUBREY  (R/78148) RCAF - age 28

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5761 EM-T of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

06-Aug

FORBES, JOHN  (967145) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7385 EM-U Bar of No 207 Sqn, which landed on top of R5550 at Bottesford during a training sortie.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Grove) Cemetery.

06-Aug

SHEPHERD, CALEB STANLEY KENNETH  (1112237) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7385 EM-U Bar of No 207 Sqn, which landed on top of R5550 at Bottesford during a training sortie.  He is buried in Chester (Overleigh) Cemetery.

06-Aug

CIOLEK Jakub (P.0120) PAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1386 GR-P of No 301 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed in target area during a Gardening sortie off Lorient.  He is buried in Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery.

06-Aug

FRANKOWSKI Antoni Jozef (P.783238) PAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1386 GR-P of No 301 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed in target area during a Gardening sortie off Lorient.  He is buried in Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery.

06-Aug

GOHRES Walenty (P.784073) PAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1386 GR-P of No 301 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed in target area during a Gardening sortie off Lorient.  He is buried in Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery.

06-Aug

KUROWSKI Ludwig Tadeusz Jozef (P.794272) PAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1386 GR-P of No 301 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed in target area during a Gardening sortie off Lorient.  He is buried in Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery.

06-Aug

LAWTON, THOMAS HENRY  (643746) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3360 VR-R of No 419 Sqn, which crashed near Duisburg during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

06-Aug

CHURCHILL, RONALD FREDERICK  (1189902) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3360 VR-R of No 419 Sqn, which crashed near Duisburg during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

06-Aug

JOHNSON, ALBERT HENRY  (1313403) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3360 VR-R of No 419 Sqn, which crashed near Duisburg during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

06-Aug

KREFTING, RAYMOND MARINUS  (J/7530) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3360 VR-R of No 419 Sqn, which crashed near Duisburg during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

06-Aug

BROWN, HAROLD ALEXANDER  (R/67850) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3360 VR-R of No 419 Sqn, which crashed near Duisburg during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

06-Aug

MACAULAY, W J  (R/86116) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3360 VR-R of No 419 Sqn, which crashed near Duisburg during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

06-Aug

COLE, WILLIAM HENRY MONTAGUE  (1150523) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 905 Sqn and died at Botleys Park War Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Cavenham (St Andrew) Churchyard.

06-Aug

O'BRIEN, FRANCIS  (855183) AuxAF - age 43

LAC

He was serving with No 921 Sqn and having volunteered for flag duty on the shooting range was killed by a bullet which struck a post and pierced the corrugated iron protection.  He is buried in Liverpool (West Derby) Cemetery.

06-Aug

HALLETT, WILLIAM LEONARD VERDUN  (401504) RAAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, BP914 of No 2 PRU, which failed to return from a PR sortie to Mersa Matruh.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Aug

THOMPSON, JOHN MORRIS  (1130406) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1448 XL-Y of No 20 OTU, which crashed on the airfield at Elgin when fire caused by a broken fuel pump burnt through the port wing.  He is buried in Acomb (St Stephen) Churchyard.

06-Aug

DONOHOE, MARTIN LUKE  (528754) RAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1448 XL-Y of No 20 OTU, which crashed on the airfield at Elgin when fire caused by a broken fuel pump burnt through the port wing.  He is buried in Saffron Walden Cemetery.

06-Aug

PRIEST, WILLIAM STEWART  (1346428) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, W8463 of No 5 (P) AFU, which crashed on a night take-off from Calveley.  He is buried in Old Monkland Cemetery.

06-Aug

TRAVIS, ERIC GORDON  (1312385) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hotspur II, BT546 of the AFEE, which hit a tree whilst attempting a forced landing after the canopy came off during a triple tow.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery.

06-Aug

BOTTOMS, FRANK  (1487777) RAFVR - age 20

AC1/2

He was serving at HQ Air Forces in India at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery.

06-Aug

CLELLAND, BARBARA MONA  (430556) WAAF - age Unknown

LACW

Her unit and the circumstances of her death have yet to be ascertained.  She is buried in Douglas Cemetery (Isle of Man).

06-Aug

POLGLASE, MARY CECELY  (683) WAAF - age unknown

Flt Off

She was serving in the UK and killed in an air raid on the Royal Cornwall Infirmary at Portreath.

06-Aug

MONTGOMERY, JAMES WALKER  (541538) RAF - age 29

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died in a hospital in Northern Ireland, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

06-Aug

FEDRICK, LAWRENCE EDWARD  (1301768) RAFVR - age 20

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 Swindon.  He is buried in Eltham Cemetery, London.

06-Aug

JENKINS, EDGAR DAVIES  (355046) RAF - age 39

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 Exeter.  He is buried in Pontypool (Panteg) Cemetery.

06-Aug

HANLY, GERARD JOSEPH  () RAF - age 42

Gp Capt

A Medical officer at the RAF General Hospital in Iraq and a pilot, he was killed whilst flying in ? of the , which ?.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

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