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Casualties - 13 - 15 August 1942


13-Aug

ASTELL-BURT, HENRY  (115981) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I W7579 MG-Y of No 7 Sqn, which crashed off the Danish coast on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery.

13-Aug

HAYES, FRANK ARTHUR  (641637) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I W7579 MG-Y of No 7 Sqn, which crashed off the Danish coast on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery.

13-Aug

STREET, JOHN WILFRED  (1100646) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I W7579 MG-Y of No 7 Sqn, which crashed off the Danish coast on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery.

13-Aug

FOALE, WILLIAM GORDON  (568446) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I W7579 MG-Y of No 7 Sqn, which crashed off the Danish coast on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Aug

CARROLL, GERARD  (657211) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I W7579 MG-Y of No 7 Sqn, which crashed off the Danish coast on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Aug

ADAMSON, JAMES ALEXANDER  (1167110) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I W7579 MG-Y of No 7 Sqn, which crashed off the Danish coast on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Aug

CLARK, HUGH MACKENZIE  (1381121) RAFVR - age 34

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I W7579 MG-Y of No 7 Sqn, which crashed off the Danish coast on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Aug

McAUSLAND, KENNETH  (785041) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF329 LS-A of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

13-Aug

JEANS, DONALD TEMPLEMAN  (798522) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF329 LS-A of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

13-Aug

BLACKMORE, LESTER JOHN  (798552) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF329 LS-A of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

13-Aug

HELYAR, ROY  (1154478) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF329 LS-A of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

13-Aug

SHOESMITH, TERENCE  (1189020) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF329 LS-A of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

13-Aug

STURGESS, JOHN LEE  (J/7219) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF329 LS-A of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

13-Aug

RALSTON, IAN  (100580) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9461 'V' of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by fighter during an ASR patrol over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Aug

DAWKINS, GLYNDWR  (107927) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9461 'V' of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by fighter during an ASR patrol over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Aug

MANTELL, JOHN MARTIN  (402826) RAAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9461 'V' of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by fighter during an ASR patrol over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Aug

WHITE, SYDNEY THOMAS  (845279) AuxAF - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9461 'V' of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by fighter during an ASR patrol over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Aug

MARTIN, RAYMOND GORDON  (1164450) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9461 'V' of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by fighter during an ASR patrol over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Aug

SMITH, CARL EDWARD  (J/9675) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9461 'V' of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by fighter during an ASR patrol over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Aug

JAMES, VICTOR DENNIS  (40976) RNZAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, LV341 of No 120 Sqn, which ditched in the Atlantic off the Irish coast following all four engines stopping.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Aug

CLARE, SEYMOUR  (652303) RAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, LV341 of No 120 Sqn, which ditched in the Atlantic off the Irish coast following all four engines stopping.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Aug

WATSON, KENNETH HENRY  (749427) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, LV341 of No 120 Sqn, which ditched in the Atlantic off the Irish coast following all four engines stopping.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Aug

CRAIG, ALFRED BURTON  (R/50369) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, LV341 of No 120 Sqn, which ditched in the Atlantic off the Irish coast following all four engines stopping.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Aug

TANNER, JOHN HAROLD  (41960) RNZAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, EP472 of No 126 Sqn, which was shot down whilst providing escort to the 'Pedestal' convoy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

13-Aug

BLOCKLEY, RICHARD BARRY  (1125813) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 148 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

13-Aug

FERGIE, WILLIAM ARTHUR  (41891) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, BA317 of No 162 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Habbaniya whilst ferrying spares to Teheran for Winston Churchill's Liberator.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

13-Aug

HIRST, TOM WILLIAM  (567589) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, BA317 of No 162 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Habbaniya whilst ferrying spares to Teheran for Winston Churchill's Liberator.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

13-Aug

GARMORY, ROBERT  (947596) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, BA317 of No 162 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Habbaniya whilst ferrying spares to Teheran for Winston Churchill's Liberator.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

13-Aug

FAIRCLOUGH, NORMAN DOUGLAS  (997991) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, BA317 of No 162 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Habbaniya whilst ferrying spares to Teheran for Winston Churchill's Liberator.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

13-Aug

BRAY, MAXWELL  (1176137) RAFVR - age 23

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, BA317 of No 162 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Habbaniya whilst ferrying spares to Teheran for Winston Churchill's Liberator.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

13-Aug

PRESTON, JACK  (633185) RAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5633 EM-R of No 207 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Mainz.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

13-Aug

RACINE, CEDRIC  (934271) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5633 EM-R of No 207 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Mainz.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

13-Aug

KANE, SAMUEL FORSTER  (1005750) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5633 EM-R of No 207 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Mainz.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

13-Aug

WOOD, WALTER PAGE LAING  (1105942) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5633 EM-R of No 207 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Mainz.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

13-Aug

STEEL, ADAM INNES  (1188364) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5633 EM-R of No 207 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Mainz.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

13-Aug

WHITING, DONALD HENRY  (1251357) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5633 EM-R of No 207 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Mainz.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

13-Aug

BROPHY, BERNARD ANTHONY  (R/77127) RCAF - age 32

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5633 EM-R of No 207 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Mainz.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

13-Aug

FOX, HARRY DONALD  (405353) RAAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV542 of No 221 Sqn, which was hit by flak during a raid on Comiso and crashed on landing at Luqa.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

13-Aug

JAY, DAVID JOSEPH DFC (J/6996) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, T5101 'W' of No 248 Sqn, which baled out after the port engine was set alight whilst escorting the 'Pedestal' convoy but he was not found.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

13-Aug

SMITH, JOSEPH HARRY  (J/7332) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in he was killed by a hostile mob who attacked the train he was travelling in. of No 353 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery.

13-Aug

SHOVLIN, WILLIAM  (101589) RAFVR - age 30

Fg Off

He was serving with No 353 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

13-Aug

SMITH, WILLIAM NORRIS  (402410) RAAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH294 of No 459 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping sweep off the Libyan coast.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13-Aug

SOMERVILLE, WILLIAM EDMUND  (402618) RAAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH294 of No 459 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping sweep off the Libyan coast.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13-Aug

BRANDON, REGINALD STANLEY  (403416) RAAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH294 of No 459 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping sweep off the Libyan coast.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13-Aug

CORNISH, WALTER RICHARD SAMUEL  (404472) RAAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH294 of No 459 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping sweep off the Libyan coast.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13-Aug

CLEGG, WILLIAM ALEXANDER  (400886) RAAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1404 UV-J of No 460 Sqn, which crashed in Belgium on a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

13-Aug

MAYNE, REGINALD JAMES  (403942) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1404 UV-J of No 460 Sqn, which crashed in Belgium on a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

13-Aug

SMITH, RONALD DAVID  (405194) RAAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1404 UV-J of No 460 Sqn, which crashed in Belgium on a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

13-Aug

HOLLAND, ALLEN  (405208) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1404 UV-J of No 460 Sqn, which crashed in Belgium on a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

13-Aug

McMICHAEL, LEWIS KERSHAW  (405360) RAAF - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1404 UV-J of No 460 Sqn, which crashed in Belgium on a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

13-Aug

CUMMINGS, CLIFFORD ()  - age

Cdt

He was killed whilst flying in Walrus I, L2274 of No 772 Sqn, which flying from Machrihanish, it crashed when it landed on water with the wheels down.  He is buried in Glasgow Western Necropolis.

13-Aug

BUNTINE, ROBERT ATHOL  (403554) RAAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, EP197 of No 1435 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

13-Aug

LORD, DEREK ROWLAND  (1169117) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, L6981 of No 1484 Flt, which spun into the ground near Hutton Cranswick after control was lost during an air-to-air firing practice.  He is buried in Burpham (St Luke) Churchyard.

13-Aug

POTTS, ARTHUR OWEN  (1057542) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, L6981 of No 1484 Flt, which spun into the ground near Hutton Cranswick after control was lost during an air-to-air firing practice.  He is buried in Haltemprice (Anlaby Tranby Lane) Cemetery.

13-Aug

DOUGLAS, WALTER LESTER  (1404855) RAFVR - age 33

LAC

He was serving with No 260 Wing at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

13-Aug

ELLIS, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1304200) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was serving with No 56 RSU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

13-Aug

JONES, REGINALD  (1313056) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 6077 of No 7 AOS, which crashed near Portage-la-Prairie on its return from a night navigation exercise.  Sgt S E Raison RAAF was also killed.  He is buried in Portage-la-Prairie (Hillside) Cemetery.

13-Aug

BOWREY, CYRIL KENNETH GEORGE  (1338985) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 6077 of No 7 AOS, which crashed near Portage-la-Prairie on its return from a night navigation exercise.  Sgt S E Raison RAAF was also killed.  He is buried in Portage-la-Prairie (Hillside) Cemetery.

14-Aug

FOWLER, BRIAN WYNNE  (1285862) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 136 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery.

14-Aug

OAKES, CHARLES TREVENEN  (72541) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AG472 of No 239 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation to Bruges.  He is buried in Oostende New Communal Cemetery.

14-Aug

McCARTHY, LLOYD HENRY ROPER  (404612) RNZAF - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, Z3261 of No 253 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Grimsby during a practice interception sortie.  He is buried in Kirton-in-Lindsey Burial Ground.

14-Aug

OSBORN, THOMAS WILLIAM  (119245) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1486 of No 19 OTU, which dived into Findhorn Bay during a night navigation/bombing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Aug

SAWLEY, GORDON HAROLD  (407951) RAAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1486 of No 19 OTU, which dived into Findhorn Bay during a night navigation/bombing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Aug

BANHAM, ULIC JULIAN  (653184) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1486 of No 19 OTU, which dived into Findhorn Bay during a night navigation/bombing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Aug

GRAHAM, JAMES STEWART  (1059575) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1486 of No 19 OTU, which dived into Findhorn Bay during a night navigation/bombing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Aug

McCUTCHEON, DENIS MERVYN  (1313020) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1486 of No 19 OTU, which dived into Findhorn Bay during a night navigation/bombing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Aug

WYKES, BASIL  (68775) RAFVR - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, ED133 of No 3 (P) AFU, which crashed on overshoot at night Fairford Park, Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Bexley Heath Cemetery.

14-Aug

LANGRIDGE, ARTHUR VALENTINE (VAL)  (1330628) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, ED133 of No 3 (P) AFU, which crashed on overshoot at night Fairford Park, Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Tonbridge Cemetery.

14-Aug

PIGERHAM, HARRY CHARLES  (1320030) RAFVR - age 26

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Battle I, L5427 of No 31 B & GS, which spun into Lake Ontario whilst carrying out a dummy attack on another aircraft.  He is buried in Picton (Glenwood) Cemetery.

14-Aug

NIMMO, LAURENCE ROBERT  (1389540) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, AS666 of No 37 SFTS, which collided with BM810.  He is buried in Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery.

14-Aug

WEBB, WILLIAM EDWARD  (1331223) RAFVR - age 17

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, BM810 of No 37 SFTS, which collided with AS666.  He is buried in Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery.

14-Aug

KIDD, JAMES CLIFFORD  (1417331) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA192 of No 54 OTU, which Hit tree on take-off at Charterhall and crashed.  He is buried in Chepstow Cemetery.

14-Aug

RUTHERFORD, THOMAS ALAN  (406626) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA192 of No 54 OTU, which Hit tree on take-off at Charterhall and crashed.  He is buried in Duns Cemetery.

14-Aug

DIXON, DEREK RICHARD SIDNEY  (413822) RNZAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V6857 of No 55 OTU, which spun into the ground from a turn and burst into flames near Longtown airfield.  He is buried in Annan Cemetery.

14-Aug

PAGE, ARNOLD  (1210142) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, X4186 of No 57 OTU, which collided with AR252 of the same unit near Sealand.  He is buried in Cubbington (St Mary) Churchyard.

14-Aug

PALANDRI, SYLVIO JULES  (1271049) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, AR252 of No 57 OTU, which collided with X4186 of the same unit near Sealand.  He is buried in Hawarden Cemetery.

14-Aug

JONES, DAVID NOEL  (65518) RAF - age 24

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Battle I, L5427 of No 31 B & GS, which spun into Lake Ontario whilst carrying out a dummy attack on another aircraft.  He is buried in Picton (Glenwood) Cemetery.

14-Aug

BASSETT, ROBERT  (982523) RAFVR - age 27

LAC

He was serving in the UK and was trapped in a blazing lorry in which was travelling home from leave.  The lorry caught fire after it overturned on a dangerous hill leading into Blakeney near Gloucester when its load of machinery tilted.  He is buried in Pontypridd (Glyntaff) Cemetery.

15-Aug

GOODALL, BERNARD BRYN  (411981) RNZAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, P8607 'C' of No 41 Sqn, which dived into the ground on emerging from low cloud near Weston Patrick in Hampshire.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

15-Aug

GROVES, ALFRED WILLIAM  (109063) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DK309 of No 105 Sqn, which was possibly shot down by a fighter over Belgium on a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Gent City Cemetery.

15-Aug

DOWNE, GEOFFREY WILLIAM  (400463) RAAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DK309 of No 105 Sqn, which was possibly shot down by a fighter over Belgium on a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Gent City Cemetery.

15-Aug

SHAPIR, MORRIS WILLIAM  (400357) RAAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV676 'X' of No 108 Sqn, which crash landed in the Qattara Depression following an engine failure on the outward leg of a raid to Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

15-Aug

SCHOFIELD, HAROLD VERNE  (R/83903) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He probably died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, EV340 of No 112 Sqn, which spun into the ground near LG91 during an air combat practice sortie.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

15-Aug

LUXFORD, JOHN  (657235) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD554 of No 131 Sqn, which crashed into the sea in combat with Bf 109s off St Catherine’s Point.  He is buried in Stonegate (St Peter) Churchyard.

15-Aug

HODSELL, JOHN HERBERT  (404068) RNZAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3698 of No 150 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from Snaith on a raid to Duisburg on 7 Aug 1942.  He is buried in Selby Cemetery.

15-Aug

PENMAN, GEORGE BERNARD  (44656) RAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AL983 of No 169 Sqn, which dived into the ground at East Marden in Sussex.  He is buried in Camelon Cemetery.

15-Aug

FIEDORCZUK Eugeniusz (P.0328) PAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL751  of No 315 Sqn, which crashed on Birkdale Sands in Lancashire after hitting an obstacle whilst low flying.  He is buried in Formby (Our Lady of Compassion) Roman Catholic Churchyard.

15-Aug

HATTLEY, ARTHUR ERNEST  (845039) AuxAF - age 44

Cpl

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

15-Aug

JONES, EDWIN WILLIAM EDGAR  (1430728) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6099 'P' of No 1651 HCU, which collided with W6127 'V' of the same unit which was taking off on a different runway at Waterbeach on 12 Aug 1942 and died from his injuries three days later.  He is buried in Shrewsbury General Cemetery.

15-Aug

JOWETT, DONALD  (1430237) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Catalina II, AM269 of No 4 (C) OTU, which crashed on take-off near Stranraer.  He is buried in Eccleshill Methodist Burial Ground.

15-Aug

EMERY, OSWALD  (1045533) RAFVR - age 19

AC1

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Catalina II, AM269 of No 4 (C) OTU, which crashed on take-off near Stranraer.  He is buried in Gateshead Fell (St John) Churchyard.

15-Aug

FENN, SIDNEY RICHARD  (1392859) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, 1999 of No 47 Air School, which broke up in the air after the port engine break loose.  He is buried in Queenstown Cemetery, Eastern Cape.

15-Aug

GASKILL, MAURICE SCOTT  (1439032) RAFVR - age 29

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, 1999 of No 47 Air School, which broke up in the air after the port engine break loose.  He is buried in Queenstown Cemetery, Eastern Cape.

15-Aug

FISHER, ALAN  (1128865) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P8380 of No 53 OTU, which flew into the ground near Glyn-Neath in Glamorganshire.  He is buried in Peel Green Cemetery.

15-Aug

COATES, STANLEY  (1043403) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, R6989 of No 57 OTU, which crashed in a forced landing at Holywell in Flintshire.  He is buried in Pudsey Cemetery.

15-Aug

MORGAN, CYRIL KENNETH  (926274) RAFVR - age 25

LAC

He had been serving with the Aircraft Deport, RAF Seletar but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in Java.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

15-Aug

BUTLER, HAROLD M.  (625055) RAF - age 23

LAC

He was serving with the ADV/Comm Flt at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

15-Aug

SIMPSON, GEORGE BRUCE  (R/95418) RCAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX603 of RAFFC, which crashed into trees and caught fire after the undercarriage was raised prematurely on take off from RAF Hasting on a delivery flight to Lagos.  He is buried in Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery.

15-Aug

GREENAWAY, CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM  (1282363) RAFVR - age 32

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 Aylesbury.  He is buried in Gellygaer (Graigfargoed) Cemetery.

15-Aug

CLARK, LESLIE ALBERT  (1272145) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Surrey S W (4).  He is buried in Ilford Cemetery.

15-Aug

DAVIES, ANN JOAN  (2076919) WAAF - age 19

ACW2

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 Bristol.  She is buried in Rhydybont Congregational Chapelyard.

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