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Casualties - 20 - 23 August 1942


20-Aug

DUDLEY, JAMES RICHARD  (106372) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was serving with No 37 Sqn and possibly died from injuries 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 Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

20-Aug

BOLAND, THOMAS LINDSAY  (41566) RNZAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5543 of No 61 Sqn, which was brought down in Spain whilst carrying out an anti-submarine patrol off the Spanish coast.  He is buried in Bilbao British Cemetery.

20-Aug

HARRAD, JOHN HENRY  (112752) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5543 of No 61 Sqn, which was brought down in Spain whilst carrying out an anti-submarine patrol off the Spanish coast.  He is buried in Bilbao British Cemetery.

20-Aug

WATSON, VIVIAN JOHN  (403205) RAAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5543 of No 61 Sqn, which was brought down in Spain whilst carrying out an anti-submarine patrol off the Spanish coast.  He is buried in Bilbao British Cemetery.

20-Aug

LINTON, RICHARD HENRY  (777683) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5543 of No 61 Sqn, which was brought down in Spain whilst carrying out an anti-submarine patrol off the Spanish coast.  He is buried in Bilbao British Cemetery.

20-Aug

ALLEN, HAROLD  (1058478) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5543 of No 61 Sqn, which was brought down in Spain whilst carrying out an anti-submarine patrol off the Spanish coast.  He is buried in Bilbao British Cemetery.

20-Aug

WILSON, THOMSON LAWRIE  (J/8129) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5543 of No 61 Sqn, which was brought down in Spain whilst carrying out an anti-submarine patrol off the Spanish coast.  He is buried in Bilbao British Cemetery.

20-Aug

MADSON, JOHN EMMETT  (J/8950) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5543 of No 61 Sqn, which was brought down in Spain whilst carrying out an anti-submarine patrol off the Spanish coast.  He is buried in Bilbao British Cemetery.

20-Aug

ANDERSEN, ELINER KNUD ALFRED  (745577) RAFVR - age 23

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ774 of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie in the St Nazaire area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Aug

STEAD, GEORGE  (1525008) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ774 of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie in the St Nazaire area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Aug

STUART, RICHARD CHARLES  (R/81084) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ774 of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie in the St Nazaire area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Aug

McDONOGH, ATHOL IAN  (R/86634) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ774 of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie in the St Nazaire area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Aug

ROBITAILLE, ARTHUR HECTOR  (R/93774) RCAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ774 of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie in the St Nazaire area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Aug

TONGE, EDWYN  (111264) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM558 of No 91 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s whilst conducting an ASR search in the Dieppe area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Aug

TYLER, GERALD OSMOND  (924164) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3989 KO-V of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie off the French coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Aug

STANLEY, ERIC FEATHERSTONHAUGH  (1176789) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3989 KO-V of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie off the French coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Aug

TAYLOR-THOMAS, ARTHUR KAY  (1387361) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3989 KO-V of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie off the French coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Aug

AITKEN, CHARLES  (1551157) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3989 KO-V of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie off the French coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Aug

NEWMAN, JAMES WILLIAM  (R/88706) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3989 KO-V of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie off the French coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Aug

HUDSON, JOHN ALLEN  (571340) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 116 Sqn and died from injuries sustained in a motor cycle accident on the Honiton road.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

20-Aug

McCREAVY, FRANCIS  (120561) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ588 of No 150 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed near Scunthorpe having returned early  from a raid to Mainz on 12 Aug 1942.  He is buried in Halliwell (St Peter) Churchyard.

20-Aug

STEVENS, STANLEY EDGAR  (1270512) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7615 HA-M of No 218 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie in the Kiel harbour.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

20-Aug

NETTLETON, ERIC  (994389) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7615 HA-M of No 218 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie in the Kiel harbour.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

20-Aug

DAVIES, HILEY RHYS  (655121) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7615 HA-M of No 218 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie in the Kiel harbour.  He is buried in Odense (Assistens) Cemetery.

20-Aug

McAULEY, GEORGE  (124267) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7615 HA-M of No 218 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie in the Kiel harbour.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Aug

NEALE, GEORGE LEONARD ARTHUR  (528927) RAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7615 HA-M of No 218 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie in the Kiel harbour.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Aug

BURKITT, ALBERT EDWARD  (900855) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7615 HA-M of No 218 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie in the Kiel harbour.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Aug

ROBERTS, BRIAN WILLIAMS  (1375123) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7615 HA-M of No 218 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie in the Kiel harbour.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Aug

LESLIE, GEORGE DONALDSON  (979912) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, X8034 'H' of No 227 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie in the Kiel harbour.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20-Aug

WILLIAMS, FRANK  (759049) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 228 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Hull Eastern Cemetery.

20-Aug

KNIGHT, WILLIAM HENRY PERCIVAL  (539625) RAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, T7677 of No 272 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy aircraft during a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20-Aug

WALE, ALFRED  (940151) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, T7677 of No 272 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy aircraft during a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20-Aug

ARMSTRONG, DENHAM FREDERICK  (1508674) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD536 of No 296 Sqn, which stalled and crashed on the approach to Leuchars.  He is buried in Arnold Cemetery.

20-Aug

FISHER, REGINALD FORD  (1317537) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD536 of No 296 Sqn, which stalled and crashed on the approach to Leuchars.  He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery.

20-Aug

PADFIELD, RAYMOND FREDERICK GEORGE  (1452603) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD536 of No 296 Sqn, which stalled and crashed on the approach to Leuchars.  He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery.

20-Aug

KELLY, JOSEPH HAROLD  (R/77086) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD536 of No 296 Sqn, which stalled and crashed on the approach to Leuchars.  He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery.

20-Aug

MAJOR, JAMES JOSEPH  (R/88693) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD536 of No 296 Sqn, which stalled and crashed on the approach to Leuchars.  He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery.

20-Aug

INGLIS, WILLIAM  (1348352) RAFVR - age 19

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD536 of No 296 Sqn, which stalled and crashed on the approach to Leuchars.  He is buried in Mid-Calder Cemetery.

20-Aug

WOODS, JOHN  (119842) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD536 of No 296 Sqn, which stalled and crashed on the approach to Leuchars.  He is buried in Morecombe and Heysham (Hale Carr) Cemetery.

20-Aug

WASILEWSKI Leszek Teofil (P.0795) PAF - age 34

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1172 of No 304 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Holyhead, Anglesey during a training flight.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

20-Aug

ZIELINSKI Antoni Aleksy (P.1954) PAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1172 of No 304 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Holyhead, Anglesey during a training flight.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

20-Aug

JARNO Ryszard Marian (P.792047) PAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1172 of No 304 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Holyhead, Anglesey during a training flight.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

20-Aug

RUSZEL Ludwick (P.794191) PAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1172 of No 304 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Holyhead, Anglesey during a training flight.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

20-Aug

TYCHOUS Antoni (P.794730) PAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1172 of No 304 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Holyhead, Anglesey during a training flight.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

20-Aug

GRAMIAK Grzegorz Piotr (P.794786) PAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1172 of No 304 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Holyhead, Anglesey during a training flight.  He is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, New Jersey, USA, although he was originally buried in Blackpool (Layton) Cemetery, after his body was washed ashore, his body being reinterred after the war.  He is also commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

20-Aug

MOSS, RALPH JOHN  (1465905) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He is listed as being a member of No 961 Sqn but died from injuries/wounds sustained whilst serving aboard HSL 122 during 'Operation Jubilee', the landings at Dieppe.  He is buried in Thundersley (St Peter) Churchyard.

20-Aug

BROWN, JOHN  (1122742) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, AE646 of No 1 (C) OTU, which collided with T9273 of the same unit over the Solway Firth whilst carrying out a practice formation flight.  He is buried in Congleton (St Peter) Churchyard.

20-Aug

CHANDLER, KEITH JOHN  (405296) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, AE646 of No 1 (C) OTU, which collided with T9273 of the same unit over the Solway Firth whilst carrying out a practice formation flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Aug

HARGRAVE, LESLIE  (1020799) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, AE646 of No 1 (C) OTU, which collided with T9273 of the same unit over the Solway Firth whilst carrying out a practice formation flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Aug

HOWE, ALFRED JOHN PHILIP  (1375245) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, AE646 of No 1 (C) OTU, which collided with T9273 of the same unit over the Solway Firth whilst carrying out a practice formation flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Aug

RATCLIFFE, FRANCIS  (120588) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9273 of No 1 (C) OTU, which collided with AE646 of the same unit over the Solway Firth whilst carrying out a practice formation flight.  He is buried in Ainderby Steeple (St Helen) Churchyard.

20-Aug

WILSON, STANLEY MCDONALD  (1310448) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9273 of No 1 (C) OTU, which collided with AE646 of the same unit over the Solway Firth whilst carrying out a practice formation flight.  He is buried in Muiravonside Cemetery.

20-Aug

ROBERTS, IFOR GLYN THOMAS  (119269) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9273 of No 1 (C) OTU, which collided with AE646 of the same unit over the Solway Firth whilst carrying out a practice formation flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Aug

JACK, ROBERT MCHEILAGE  (1325069) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9273 of No 1 (C) OTU, which collided with AE646 of the same unit over the Solway Firth whilst carrying out a practice formation flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Aug

MACKIE, JAMES FERGUSON  (110610) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I,  N3449 of No 10 AGS, which crashed into the sea near Millom.  He is buried in Rothiemay Parish Churchyard.

20-Aug

BRADSHAW, GEOFFREY  (576169) RAF - age 19

Leading Aircraftman

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I,  N3449 of No 10 AGS, which crashed into the sea near Millom.  He is buried in Staveley Cemetery.

20-Aug

FRANK, WILLIAM HASLETT  (1378340) RAFVR - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, AB718 of No 12 SFTS, which collided with AB666 of the same unit near Grantham.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery.

20-Aug

ALLEN, PETER  (1333614) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, AB718 of No 12 SFTS, which collided with AB666 of the same unit near Grantham.  He is buried in Lowestoft (Kirkley) Cemetery.

20-Aug

INGRAM, LESLIE (1378340) ATC - age 17

Cdt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, AB718 of No 12 SFTS, which collided with AB666 of the same unit near Grantham.   .

20-Aug

ROY, EUGENE VICTOR  (408525) RAAF - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L4480 of No 5 (C) OTU, which exploded shortly after take-off on a night training flight.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery.

20-Aug

TAYLOR, DONALD GORDON  (R/73449) RCAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L4480 of No 5 (C) OTU, which exploded shortly after take-off on a night training flight.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery.

20-Aug

VACHERESSE, WILLIAM MACDONALD  (R/76480) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L4480 of No 5 (C) OTU, which exploded shortly after take-off on a night training flight.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery.

20-Aug

BATTRICK, DENIS HENRY  (125307) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L4480 of No 5 (C) OTU, which exploded shortly after take-off on a night training flight.  He is buried in Wyke Regis New Burial Ground.

20-Aug

WATTS, THOMAS WILLIAM  (920892) RAFVR - age 25

Cpl

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

20-Aug

PEROWNE, WALTER HENRY  (926871) RAFVR - age 30

LAC

He had been serving at RAF Kallang and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Palembang.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

20-Aug

SWEET, WINIFRED VIOLET  (2060062) WAAF - age 21

ACW1

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  She probably died in the RAF Hospital at Cosford as her death was registered in Wenlock.  She is buried in Atherstone Cemetery.

20-Aug

MAYFIELD, JOSEPH HENRY  (1490662) RAFVR - age 19

AC1

He died from injuries sustained on 18 Aug 1942 when he walked into the propeller of Whitley, AD697 of No 24 OTU, which whilst he was going back to the rear gun turret which was u/s.  He is buried in Leicester (Gilroes) Cemetery.

20-Aug

NETTLE, LEONARD  (1497365) 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 Bucklow.  He is buried in Port Talbot (Goytre) Cemetery.

20-Aug

JOHNSON, JAMES HALL  (948577) RAFVR - age 25

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died at the Westmoreland Sanatorium, Grange-over-San, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Wetheral Cemetery.

21-Aug

GOODWIN, HARVEY CARLISLE MAXWELL  (108954) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hurricane IID, BP551 of No 6 Sqn, which flew into the ground near LG 90 after stalling at low level.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

21-Aug

EASTERLING, FREDERICK CHARLES  (1160974) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was serving with No 37 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

21-Aug

DEAR, MICHAEL FRANCIS  (63107) RAFVR - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, LV340 'X' of No 120 Sqn, which flew into Limnalary Mountain in County Antrim whilst flying in cloud.  He was cremated at  Liverpool (Anfield) Crematorium.

21-Aug

HUMPHREY, CHARLES  (627737) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, LV340 'X' of No 120 Sqn, which flew into Limnalary Mountain in County Antrim whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Maidstone Cemetery, Kent.

21-Aug

McQUAY, IVAN VICTOR  (1180592) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, LV340 'X' of No 120 Sqn, which flew into Limnalary Mountain in County Antrim whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Sholing (St Mary) Churchyard.

21-Aug

TAYLOR, THOMAS WILLIAM  (405529) RNZAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, LV340 'X' of No 120 Sqn, which flew into Limnalary Mountain in County Antrim whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Tamlaght Finlagan Church of Ireland Churchyard.

21-Aug

MEYER, ARNOLOUS BOTHMA  (776185) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, LV340 'X' of No 120 Sqn, which flew into Limnalary Mountain in County Antrim whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Tamlaght Finlagan Church of Ireland Churchyard.

21-Aug

GOODE, HARRY KING DSO, DFC, AFC () RAF - age 47

Gp Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, LV340 'X' of No 120 Sqn, which flew into Limnalary Mountain in County Antrim whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Tamlaght Finlagan Church of Ireland Churchyard.

21-Aug

AINSLIE, ROBERT  (1118813) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, LV340 'X' of No 120 Sqn, which flew into Limnalary Mountain in County Antrim whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Tollcross (Central) Churchyard.

21-Aug

GOMPERTS, ALBERT BENJAMIN  (109101) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, LV340 'X' of No 120 Sqn, which flew into Limnalary Mountain in County Antrim whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Willesden Jewish Cemetery.

21-Aug

SQUIRES, DENVER HUBERT  (940895) RAFVR - age 23

Cpl

He was serving with No 127 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

21-Aug

WARD, ARTHUR JAMES  (976625) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was serving with No 127 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

21-Aug

TAYLOR, WALTER ELVY  (1382080) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 127 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

21-Aug

BOND, CECIL JACQUES  (1319092) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9329 OJ-V of No 149 Sqn, which crashed near Cornwood, Devon during a Gardening sortie off the French coast.  He is buried in Bournemouth (Wimborne Road) Cemetery.

21-Aug

JENKINS, PETER EDWARD JAMES  (569903) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9329 OJ-V of No 149 Sqn, which crashed near Cornwood, Devon during a Gardening sortie off the French coast.  He is buried in Fulford Cemetery.

21-Aug

SIMPSON, DENNIS ROY  (1311743) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9329 OJ-V of No 149 Sqn, which crashed near Cornwood, Devon during a Gardening sortie off the French coast.  He is buried in Horsley (St Martin) Churchyard.

21-Aug

NICHOLSON, LAWRENCE HENRY  (1353479) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9329 OJ-V of No 149 Sqn, which crashed near Cornwood, Devon during a Gardening sortie off the French coast.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery.

21-Aug

CLARKE, FRANK SIDNEY  (1187517) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9329 OJ-V of No 149 Sqn, which crashed near Cornwood, Devon during a Gardening sortie off the French coast.  He is buried in Letchworth Cemetery.

21-Aug

ROBERTSON, GEOFFREY ERNEST  (129249) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9329 OJ-V of No 149 Sqn, which crashed near Cornwood, Devon during a Gardening sortie off the French coast.  He was cremated at  Mortlake Crematorium.

21-Aug

HARRIS, DUDLEY HOWARD  (1182243) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9329 OJ-V of No 149 Sqn, which crashed near Cornwood, Devon during a Gardening sortie off the French coast.  He is buried in Sutton and Cheam (Cuddington) Cemetery.

21-Aug

BULLOCK, DEREK VAUGHAN  (41868) RNZAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF319 HA-C of No 218 Sqn, which crashed at Langwedel during a Gardening sortie in the Kiel harbour.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

21-Aug

REYNOLDS, HARRY CHURCHILL  (110136) RAF - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF319 HA-C of No 218 Sqn, which crashed at Langwedel during a Gardening sortie in the Kiel harbour.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

21-Aug

STUBBS, HARRY GORDON  (569233) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF319 HA-C of No 218 Sqn, which crashed at Langwedel during a Gardening sortie in the Kiel harbour.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

21-Aug

SPARKS, JOHN ADAM  (970251) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF319 HA-C of No 218 Sqn, which crashed at Langwedel during a Gardening sortie in the Kiel harbour.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

21-Aug

BROWN, WILLIAM  (1187000) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF319 HA-C of No 218 Sqn, which crashed at Langwedel during a Gardening sortie in the Kiel harbour.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

21-Aug

WEBB, JOHN HENRY  (1213917) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF319 HA-C of No 218 Sqn, which crashed at Langwedel during a Gardening sortie in the Kiel harbour.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

21-Aug

RICH, ROYSTON DUDLEY  (1289891) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF319 HA-C of No 218 Sqn, which crashed at Langwedel during a Gardening sortie in the Kiel harbour.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

21-Aug

NEWELL, ISAAC CHARLES  (115763) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF338 HA-Q of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Hoffnungstal-Mariental during a Gardening sortie in the Cadet Channel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

21-Aug

SHARPE, JOHN ARTHUR  (527639) RAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF338 HA-Q of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Hoffnungstal-Mariental during a Gardening sortie in the Cadet Channel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

21-Aug

BARROW, COLIN HERVEY  (971341) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF338 HA-Q of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Hoffnungstal-Mariental during a Gardening sortie in the Cadet Channel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

21-Aug

HARTLEY, LEONARD  (1027319) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF338 HA-Q of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Hoffnungstal-Mariental during a Gardening sortie in the Cadet Channel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

21-Aug

PODMORE, NORMAN  (1066639) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF338 HA-Q of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Hoffnungstal-Mariental during a Gardening sortie in the Cadet Channel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

21-Aug

WREN, GEORGE ERNEST SMYTH  (1185788) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF338 HA-Q of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Hoffnungstal-Mariental during a Gardening sortie in the Cadet Channel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

21-Aug

TUDOR, GERALD LESLIE  (116028) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7573 HA-U of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Schleswig during a Gardening sortie in the Fehmarn Channel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

21-Aug

SANDERSON, OWEN JAMES  (404685) RAAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7573 HA-U of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Schleswig during a Gardening sortie in the Fehmarn Channel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

21-Aug

HIGGINS, RAYMOND TOM  (568305) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7573 HA-U of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Schleswig during a Gardening sortie in the Fehmarn Channel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

21-Aug

JAMES, FRANCIS JOHN  (914837) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7573 HA-U of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Schleswig during a Gardening sortie in the Fehmarn Channel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

21-Aug

FARRIMOND, JOHN  (1114842) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7573 HA-U of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Schleswig during a Gardening sortie in the Fehmarn Channel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

21-Aug

SMITH, COLIN  (1209164) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7573 HA-U of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Schleswig during a Gardening sortie in the Fehmarn Channel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

21-Aug

DIXON, CALVIN DANIEL  (R/82839) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7573 HA-U of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Schleswig during a Gardening sortie in the Fehmarn Channel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

21-Aug

YIELDER, HARRY WALDO  (47362) RAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, X8006 of No 600 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Ceverack on a defensive patrol.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

21-Aug

PEACOCK, LESLIE GEORGE  (1335245) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, X8006 of No 600 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Ceverack on a defensive patrol.  He is buried in East Wickham (St Michael) Churchyard.

21-Aug

OLDFIELD, KENNETH STANLEY  (103020) RAFVR - age 33

Fg Off

He was serving with No 119 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Basra War Cemetery.

21-Aug

PEARSON, WILLIAM CHARLES ROBERT  (574943) RAF - age 20

Cpl

He was serving with No 13 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Horsham (Hills) Cemetery.

21-Aug

O'BRIEN, PATRICK  (1117104) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2557 of No 15 OTU, which collided with Oxford II, T1339 of No 6 SFTS near Chipping Norton during a night cross country.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

21-Aug

STILWELL, ALBERT WYNDHAM  (115530) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2557 of No 15 OTU, which collided with Oxford II, T1339 of No 6 SFTS near Chipping Norton during a night cross country.  He is buried in Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery.

21-Aug

BOXWELL, NOEL FRANCIS  (553845) RAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2557 of No 15 OTU, which collided with Oxford II, T1339 of No 6 SFTS near Chipping Norton during a night cross country.  He is buried in Drumcondra St Georges's Burial Ground.

21-Aug

GILLARD, FRANK  (1107618) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2557 of No 15 OTU, which collided with Oxford II, T1339 of No 6 SFTS near Chipping Norton during a night cross country.  He is buried in Hinderwell Cemetery.

21-Aug

HENDERSON, ALAN MACDONALD  (116744) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2557 of No 15 OTU, which collided with Oxford II, T1339 of No 6 SFTS near Chipping Norton during a night cross country.  He is buried in Little Rissington (St Peter) Churchyard.

21-Aug

HAYNES, MALCOLM STEVENSON  (1263649) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2557 of No 15 OTU, which collided with Oxford II, T1339 of No 6 SFTS near Chipping Norton during a night cross country.  He is buried in Little Rissington (St Peter) Churchyard.

21-Aug

LLEWELYN, JOHN  (1381320) RAFVR - age Unknown

There is a photo of this pilot on the 17 OTU page.

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ106 of No 19 OTU, which flew into Ben Macdui in the Cairngorms during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Garnant (Old Bethel) Welsh Congregational Chapelyard.

21-Aug

FILLINGHAM, GEOFFREY  (938234) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ106 of No 19 OTU, which flew into Ben Macdui in the Cairngorms during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground.

21-Aug

ROBERTSON, JOHN BEATON  (1023142) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ106 of No 19 OTU, which flew into Ben Macdui in the Cairngorms during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground.

21-Aug

GILMOUR, WILLIAM  (J/10886) RCAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ106 of No 19 OTU, which flew into Ben Macdui in the Cairngorms during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground.

21-Aug

CARRUTHERS, KENNETH EDMONDSON  (954000) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ106 of No 19 OTU, which flew into Ben Macdui in the Cairngorms during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Windermere (St Mary's) Cemetery.

21-Aug

DOWNS, STANLEY EDMUND  (1385092) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, T1339 of No 6 SFTS, which collided with Wellington IC, T2557 near Chipping Norton.  He is buried in Havelock Cemetery.

21-Aug

RANKIN, JOHN MACDONALD  (411829) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, T1339 of No 6 SFTS, which collided with Wellington IC, of No 15 OTU near Chipping Norton during a night cross country.  He is buried in Little Rissington (St Peter) Churchyard.

21-Aug

WORDSWORTH, CHARLES EDWARD  (562939) RAF - age Unknown

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N4966 of No CNS, which crashed near Garth in Denbighshire.  He is buried in Chatham (Maidstone Road) Cemetery.

21-Aug

WAPSHOTT, DENIS ARMSTRONG  (656707) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N4966 of No CNS, which crashed near Garth in Denbighshire.  He is buried in Southgate Cemetery.

21-Aug

SEARLE, HARRY DOIDGE  (1315569) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N4966 of No CNS, which crashed near Garth in Denbighshire.  He is buried in Stoke Climsland (All Saints) Churchyard Extension.

21-Aug

ECKERSLEY, JOHN FRANCIS  (639419) RAF - age 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N4966 of No CNS, which crashed near Garth in Denbighshire.  He is buried in Wrexham Cemetery.

21-Aug

LELYTH, JOHN CHRISTOPHER  (41103) RAF - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

His unit and the circumstances of his death have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

21-Aug

SAUNDERS, RONALD THOMAS FREDERICK  (580109) RAF - age 28

WO

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 Cirencester Cemetery.

21-Aug

BENNETT, DENNIS LEON  (984734) RAFVR - age 21

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 Witney.  He is buried in Newport (St Woolos) Cemetery.

21-Aug

STEWART, ALAN MILLS  (119899) RAFVR - age 32

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 Norwich.  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk.

21-Aug

BAMBER, JOHN STEPHEN  (1482653) RAFVR - age 38

AC2

He was probably serving at RAF Nutts Corner where he died, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery.

22-Aug

LEVESQUE, FERNAND JOSEPH  (R/77456) RCAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7525 LS-E of No 15 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed on landing at Bourn following a loss of engine power whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Ely Cemetery.

22-Aug

RENYARD, RALPH JOHN  (656004) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL667 of No 132 Sqn, which crashed off Deerness in the Orkneys whilst on training flight .  He is buried in Kirkwall (St Olaf's) Cemetery.

22-Aug

PRYCE, RICHARD JAMES  (1197401) RAFVR - age 27

AC1

He was serving with No 151 Sqn and died from natural causes, no further details.  He is buried in Deane (St Mary) Churchyard.

22-Aug

RIMMINGTON, COLIN ARTHUR  (400821) RAAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4029 of No 202 Sqn, which was destroyed as a result of the depth charges exploding when it crashed on landing at Gibraltar.  He is buried in Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery.

22-Aug

ORR, CECIL JOHN BARRINGTON  (611827) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4029 of No 202 Sqn, which was destroyed as a result of the depth charges exploding when it crashed on landing at Gibraltar.  He is buried in Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery.

22-Aug

CHAPLIN, ERNEST FREDERICK  (634319) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4029 of No 202 Sqn, which was destroyed as a result of the depth charges exploding when it crashed on landing at Gibraltar.  He is buried in Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery.

22-Aug

CORCORAN, JAMES MICHAEL  (1053113) RAFVR - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4029 of No 202 Sqn, which was destroyed as a result of the depth charges exploding when it crashed on landing at Gibraltar.  He is buried in Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery.

22-Aug

WALLIS, HAROLD  (1061792) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4029 of No 202 Sqn, which was destroyed as a result of the depth charges exploding when it crashed on landing at Gibraltar.  He is buried in Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery.

22-Aug

SCOTT, FREDERICK D'ARCY  (R/77860) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4029 of No 202 Sqn, which was destroyed as a result of the depth charges exploding when it crashed on landing at Gibraltar.  He is buried in Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery.

22-Aug

ADAMS, NORMAN KEITH  (120755) RAFVR - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4029 of No 202 Sqn, which was destroyed as a result of the depth charges exploding when it crashed on landing at Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

22-Aug

LEE, CECIL JAMES  (643724) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4029 of No 202 Sqn, which was destroyed as a result of the depth charges exploding when it crashed on landing at Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

22-Aug

FORM, GEORGE  (1021309) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4029 of No 202 Sqn, which was destroyed as a result of the depth charges exploding when it crashed on landing at Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

22-Aug

MORGAN, ALAN  (1114271) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4029 of No 202 Sqn, which was destroyed as a result of the depth charges exploding when it crashed on landing at Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

22-Aug

SZYSZKOWSKI Witold (P.76614) PAF - age 31

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AR381 of No 306 Sqn, which failed to return from a Rhubarb to St Omer.  He is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.

22-Aug

CZERWINSKI Tadeusz (P.1290) PAF - age 32

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EN826 of No 306 Sqn, which failed to return from a Rhubarb to St Omer.  He is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.

22-Aug

HORN Zdzislaw   (P.782489) PAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, R6904 of No 306 Sqn, which failed to return from a Rhubarb to St Omer.  He is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.

22-Aug

JOHNSON, WILLIAM  (1054964) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV V5626 of No 614 Sqn, which was badly burnt when the aircraft was crash landed at Friston, with hung-up phosphorous bombs aboard on 19 Aug 1942 during the Dieppe landing.  He is buried in Hetton Cemetery.

22-Aug

DAVIES, FRANK  (658484) RAFVR - age 22

Cpl

He was serving with No 1 SFTS at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Barrie Union Cemetery.

22-Aug

BURGESS, JAMES HENRY  (118601) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9294 of No 10 OTU, which was lost without a trace whilst carrying out an anti-submarine patrol over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Aug

NEVE, CECIL  (118886) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9294 of No 10 OTU, which was lost without a trace whilst carrying out an anti-submarine patrol over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Aug

COOK, ALAN RAMSAY  (119536) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9294 of No 10 OTU, which was lost without a trace whilst carrying out an anti-submarine patrol over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Aug

DODDS, CLIFFORD  (591626) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9294 of No 10 OTU, which was lost without a trace whilst carrying out an anti-submarine patrol over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Aug

LUCAS, ROBERT HENRY  (656777) RAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9294 of No 10 OTU, which was lost without a trace whilst carrying out an anti-submarine patrol over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Aug

CROKE, FRANCIS BERNARD  (R/79077) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9294 of No 10 OTU, which was lost without a trace whilst carrying out an anti-submarine patrol over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Aug

MULLEN, HUGO GERRARD  (1089064) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V4164 of No 12 (P) AFU, which flew into ground Wansford Quarries, Northamptonshire.  He is buried in Eston Cemetery.

22-Aug

KENT, RAYMOND FERRIS  (1382423) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V4164 of No 12 (P) AFU, which flew into ground Wansford Quarries, Northamptonshire.  He is buried in Headbourne Worthy (St Swithin) Churchyard.

22-Aug

BROOKE, ALAN LESLIE  (1111808) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V4164 of No 12 (P) AFU, which flew into ground Wansford Quarries, Northamptonshire.  He is buried in Ilkley Cemetery.

22-Aug

GINN, NORMAN EDWARD  (961241) RAFVR - age 29

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in struck by propeller of stationary Oxford aircraft, he died at Fulwood Hospital, Sheffield. of No 15 (P)AFU, which .  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery.

22-Aug

WARD, WILLIAM ANTHONY (TONY)  (104670) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, V8389 of No 19 MU, which crashed on take off from St Athan.  He is buried in Ipswich Cemetery.

22-Aug

NEJEZCHLEBA, JOSEF  (82563) RAFVR - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, V8389 of No 19 MU, which crashed on take off from St Athan.  He is buried in Llantwit Major Cemetery.

22-Aug

HICKS, JACK ELFORD  (571677) RAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, V8389 of No 19 MU, which crashed on take off from St Athan.  He is buried in Llantwit Major Cemetery.

22-Aug

VOLTOS, CONSTANTINE PHILLIP  (919294) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, T5145 of No 2 (C) OTU, which crashed on landing at Catfoss.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

22-Aug

MURPHY, JAMES  (R/109934) RCAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ117 of No 9 (O) AFU, which crashed near Wigtown during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Kirkinner Cemetery.

22-Aug

BRADLEY, ROY HARRIS  (R/83115) RCAF - age 24

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ117 of No 9 (O) AFU, which crashed near Wigtown during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Kirkinner Cemetery.

22-Aug

MACKNEY, ARTHUR EDWIN  (121780) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ117 of No 9 (O) AFU, which crashed near Wigtown during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Aug

WALKER, JAMES  (1068544) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ117 of No 9 (O) AFU, which crashed near Wigtown during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Aug

BAMBER, FREDERICK GEORGE  (121134) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ117 of No 9 (O) AFU, which crashed near Wigtown during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in St Michael's-on-Wyre Churchyard.

22-Aug

GRAHAM, GEORGE EDWARD  (1337741) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T5524 of No 25 EFTS, which hit the ground whilst executing a slow roll at too low an altitude.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

22-Aug

WHITE, GEOFFREY ARTHUR  (1462544) RAFVR - age 21

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 Romsey.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

22-Aug

URQUHART, JAMES  (357294) RAF - age 42

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 Bromley.  He is buried in Chistlehurst (The Annunciation) Churchyard.

22-Aug

TOBY, ERIC NORMAN  (942688) RAFVR - age 21

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and was killed in a motor cycle accident involved another bike on the Garstang to Blackpool road, at Larbeck.  He is buried in Great Crosby (St Luke) Churchyard

22-Aug

BEVAN, DEREK CHARLES  (1423842) RAFVR - age 19

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 Sleaford.  He is buried in Swansea (Oystermouth) Cemetery.

23-Aug

COWAN, JOHN WILLIAM CANNELL  (R/74781) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 58 when he accidentally drowned at Mawganporth in Cornwall.  He is buried in St Columb Major Cemetery.

23-Aug

GRAEME-COOK, ARTHUR STANLEY  (1062351) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He had been captured on 12 Aug 1942 whilst flying in Wellington, HX484 'P' of No 108 Sqn, which suffered an engine failure during a raid on Tobruk.  He was killed when the Luftwaffe aircraft taking him to Greece crashed on Hydra Island.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

23-Aug

ROACH, JACK LLOYD  (R/71702) RCAF - age 25

WO II

He had been captured on 12 Aug 1942 whilst flying in Wellington, HX484 'P' of No 108 Sqn, which suffered an engine failure during a raid on Tobruk.  He was killed when the Luftwaffe aircraft taking him to Greece crashed on Hydra Island.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

23-Aug

BRIDGER, DAVID BRUCE  (118156) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, P9563 of No 164 Sqn, which  dived into the ground at Skeabrae.  He is buried in Sandwick Cemetery, Orkney.

23-Aug

KNOWLES, EDWARD VINCENT DFC (32126) RAF - age 33

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD417 of No 296 Sqn, which the Station Commander at Andreas, he crashed on take off whilst undertaking a 'joyride', it was later found that he had been drinking.  He is buried in Andreas (St Andrew) Churchyard.

23-Aug

PATON, ANDREW BRYCE  (62072) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD417 of No 296 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Andreas on a 'joyride' whilst being flown by the Station Commander.  He is buried in Andreas (St Andrew) Churchyard.

23-Aug

HENDERSON, ALFRED  (1003999) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD417 of No 296 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Andreas on a 'joyride' whilst being flown by the Station Commander.  He is buried in Polmont Churchyard.

23-Aug

SAWIAK Boleslaw Jozef (P.0867) PAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL959 PK-T of No 315 Sqn, which died of wounds in an Irish hospital which he sustained during a combat with a Ju 88 in the Dublin area forcing him to make an emergency landing near Dublin.  He is buried in Formby (Our Lady of Compassion) Roman Catholic Churchyard.

23-Aug

COIGNARD, P C R ()  - age

 

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL908 'J' of No 340 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter into the sea during a Rhubarb sortie.   .

23-Aug

IVERACH, DONALD MUNRO  (J/7768) RCAF - age 30

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM589 of No 421 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Fairwood Common.  He is buried in Killay (St Hilary of Poictiers) Churchyard.

23-Aug

LOVELL, GORDON WILLIAM JOHN  (655547) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was serving with No 1651 HCU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery.

23-Aug

DAWKINS, EVELYN ARTHUR CRANE  (119444) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, T4726 of No 2 (C) OTU, which dived into the ground at Hornsea, East Yorkshire.  He is buried in Esher (Cobham) Cemetery.

23-Aug

JOYCE, ROBERT  (1237999) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, T4726 of No 2 (C) OTU, which dived into the ground at Hornsea, East Yorkshire.  He is buried in Sale Cemetery.

23-Aug

REISS, FREDERICK ALBERT  (60815) RAF - age 23

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 207 Grp at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Nairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery.

23-Aug

IBBETSON, RONALD  (1311326) RAFVR - age 22

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6318 of No 3 SGR, which flew into Tal-y-fan near Conway in cloudy weather.  He is buried in Colne Cemetery.

23-Aug

WOOD, JOHN BERNARD  (412781) RNZAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6318 of No 3 SGR, which flew into Tal-y-fan near Conway in cloudy weather.  He is buried in Llanbeblig Public Cemetery, Caernarfon.

23-Aug

PATRICK, ROBERT WILMORE  (413468) RNZAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6318 of No 3 SGR, which flew into Tal-y-fan near Conway in cloudy weather.  He is buried in Llanbeblig Public Cemetery, Caernarfon.

23-Aug

SMYTH, ANDREW  (1078277) RAFVR - age 29

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6318 of No 3 SGR, which flew into Tal-y-fan near Conway in cloudy weather.  He is buried in Llanbeblig Public Cemetery, Caernarfon.

23-Aug

PENDAL, HERFORD LINTON  (741070) RAFVR - age 32

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6318 of No 3 SGR, which flew into Tal-y-fan near Conway in cloudy weather.  He is buried in New Southgate Cemetery.

23-Aug

BARRELL, JOHN MCLAREN  (1452997) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, N9504 of No 5 FIS, which flew into the ground near Couper, Angus.  He was cremated at  Dundee Crematorium.

23-Aug

RIX, GEORGE JEWITT  (122239) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, N9504 of No 5 FIS, which flew into the ground near Couper, Angus.  He is buried in Gateshead (Saltwell) Cemetery.

23-Aug

WILSON, KENNETH ARTHUR  (1219671) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, R9639 of No 9 (O) AFU, which died from injuries received the previous day when the aircraft crashed in a forced landing at Tetchill near Ellesmere in Shropshire.  He is buried in Birmingham (Witton) Cemetery.

23-Aug

OLIVER, DOROTHY WINIFRED  (2018720) WAAF - age 20

ACW1

She was serving at High Ercall and she was killed whilst walking near RAF Bratten when a sentry accidentally discharged his rifle, being hit by the stray round.  She is buried in Hexton (St Faith) Churchyard.

23-Aug

GRAVER, JOHN  (1337396) RAFVR - age 19

AC2

He was travelling or serving aboard HMT 'E7', but the circumstances of his death have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

23-Aug

ELIAS PATROS  (4577) 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.

23-Aug

LAIDLOW, ROBERT  (572539) RAF - age 20

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 Aylesbury.  He is buried in Hayton (St James) Churchyard.

23-Aug

BRUNSDON, KENNETH ARTHUR  (1389433) RAFVR - age 21

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 Kensal Green (All Souls') Cemetery.

23-Aug

SCOTT, PETER GRAHAM  (1365244) RAFVR - age 26

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died in the Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, from a duodenal ulcer, pyloric stenosis and haematemesis.  He is buried in Paisley (Hawkhead) Cemetery.

 

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