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Casualties - 24 - 25 August 1942


24-Aug

DEWHURST, LAWRENCE  (66012) RAFVR - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW290 'S' of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a convoy off Corfu.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Aug

TURNER, ALBERT ALFRED  (103588) RAFVR - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW290 'S' of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a convoy off Corfu.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Aug

LEADBEATER, GEORGE  (944127) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW290 'S' of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a convoy off Corfu.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Aug

LITTLEWOOD, JOHN EDWARD  (1056814) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW290 'S' of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a convoy off Corfu.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Aug

NICHOLSON, DENIS FRANKLIN  (80278) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4105 KM-X of No 44 Sqn, which crashed near Soignies in Belgium during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

24-Aug

RICKARD, JOSEPH MATTHEWS  (133213) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4105 KM-X of No 44 Sqn, which crashed near Soignies in Belgium during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

24-Aug

PAGE, ROBERT GERALD  (744324) RAFVR - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4105 KM-X of No 44 Sqn, which crashed near Soignies in Belgium during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

24-Aug

HAGGER, FRANK  (820001) AuxAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4105 KM-X of No 44 Sqn, which crashed near Soignies in Belgium during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

24-Aug

HOLLAND, JAMES VINCENT  (1006787) RAFVR - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4105 KM-X of No 44 Sqn, which crashed near Soignies in Belgium during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

24-Aug

BEAUMONT, LEYS MIDDLETON  (J/9205) RCAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4105 KM-X of No 44 Sqn, which crashed near Soignies in Belgium during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

24-Aug

McDONALD, GORDON CAMERON  (J/9524) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4105 KM-X of No 44 Sqn, which crashed near Soignies in Belgium during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

24-Aug

WYNN, ERIC PIERCE  (J/7472) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6083 OJ-N of No 149 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take-off from Lakenheath following an engine fire as it set off on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

24-Aug

RAPHAEL, RONALD LINDSAY  (617810) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6083 OJ-N of No 149 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take-off from Lakenheath following an engine fire as it set off on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Carlisle (Stanwix) Cemetery.

24-Aug

TROTTER, JAMES ARTHUR  (402454) RAAF - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6083 OJ-N of No 149 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take-off from Lakenheath following an engine fire as it set off on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Heddon-on-the-Wall (St Andrew) Churchyard.

24-Aug

GREEN, WILLIAM  (1129659) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6083 OJ-N of No 149 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take-off from Lakenheath following an engine fire as it set off on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Irlam (St John the Baptist) Churchyard Extension.

24-Aug

CHARLTON, ALEXANDER NELSON  (743081) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6083 OJ-N of No 149 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take-off from Lakenheath following an engine fire as it set off on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in North Stoneham (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

24-Aug

MARTIN, STANLEY  (967897) RAFVR - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6083 OJ-N of No 149 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take-off from Lakenheath following an engine fire as it set off on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Pemwortham (St Mary) Churchyard.

24-Aug

PEBWORTH, DENIS ARTHUR  (110304) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6083 OJ-N of No 149 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take-off from Lakenheath following an engine fire as it set off on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Swindon (Whitworth Road) Cemetery.

24-Aug

PETERSEN, LIONEL MILLER  (50699) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL537 'S' of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on Tobruk harbour.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Aug

TEMPLE, ALEXANDER MURDOCH  (746495) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL537 'S' of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on Tobruk harbour.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Aug

WILLIAMS, DAVID THOMAS BENJAMIN  (985044) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL537 'S' of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on Tobruk harbour.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Aug

HAMILTON-WILKES, FRANK DEANE DFM (1166524) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL537 'S' of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on Tobruk harbour.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Aug

OWEN, LESLIE NORMAN  (1197660) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL537 'S' of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on Tobruk harbour.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Aug

CRABB, DOUGLAS BROOKS  (1310153) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL537 'S' of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on Tobruk harbour.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Aug

McCULLOCH, REGINALD  (1326326) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL537 'S' of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on Tobruk harbour.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Aug

JONES, DANIEL THOMAS  (1199711) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL537 'S' of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on Tobruk harbour.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

24-Aug

MORGAN, JAMES AULD  (41928) RNZAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7562 HA-R of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Dinant in Belgium during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

24-Aug

BEALES, ROBERT WALTER  (570398) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7562 HA-R of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Dinant in Belgium during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

24-Aug

DIXON, BENJAMIN ROBERT  (637971) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7562 HA-R of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Dinant in Belgium during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

24-Aug

YATES, ROBERT  (1014573) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7562 HA-R of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Dinant in Belgium during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

24-Aug

RICHARDSON, ARTHUR EDWARD  (1261271) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7562 HA-R of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Dinant in Belgium during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

24-Aug

BOXALL, GEORGE LASCELLES  (1291381) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7562 HA-R of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Dinant in Belgium during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

24-Aug

BOREHAM, LAWRENCE FREDERICK GEORGE  (1310770) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7562 HA-R of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Dinant in Belgium during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

24-Aug

McGANN, JOHN CLAUDE  (1359519) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7562 HA-R of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Dinant in Belgium during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

24-Aug

FLEET, STUART HENRY  (1419191) RAFVR - age 18

AC2

He was probably killed whilst flying in Lysander III, T1696 of No 276 Sqn, which failed to return from an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Aug

ERNST, JACK DOUGLAS  (J/9755) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Lysander III, T1696 of No 276 Sqn, which failed to return from an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Aug

MacKAY, GERALD PEABODY  (J/15208) RCAF - age 23

Pilot Officer

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS122 of No 402 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s during a Circus to Le Trait.  He is buried in St Valery-en-Caux Franco-British Cemetery.

24-Aug

MILLER, VICTOR HOWARD  (R/83141) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS136 of No 402 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s during a Circus to Le Trait.  He is buried in St Valery-en-Caux Franco-British Cemetery.

24-Aug

DODDS, WALTER EDWARD  (942571) RAFVR - age 27

LAC

He was serving with No 106 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

24-Aug

MITCHELL, JOSEPH FERNLEY  (915008) RAFVR - age 26

AC1

He was serving with No 41 SAAF Sqn, at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Pietermaritzburg (Fort Napier) Cemetery.

24-Aug

TATE, TREVOR ANTHONY  (1023722) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIB, P8527 of No 53 OTU, which dived into the ground near Pontypool, Glamorgan.  He is buried in Morecombe and Heysham (Hale Carr) Cemetery.

24-Aug

BROOKER, HORACE EDWARD  (913302) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

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

24-Aug

MOORE, HENRY ARTHUR  (913420) RAFVR - age 23

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 IoM?.  He is buried in Douglas Cemetery (Isle of Man).

24-Aug

HODGSON, HERBERT JOHN  (1113108) 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 Stoke.  He is buried in Hull Western Cemetery.

25-Aug

SHEWELL, JOHN MORLAND  (90191) AuxAF - age 32

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF336 MG-Z of No 7 Sqn, which crashed at Secheval in France during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery.

25-Aug

PICKUP, WILLIAM EWART  (119352) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF336 MG-Z of No 7 Sqn, which crashed at Secheval in France during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Secheval Communal Cemetery.

25-Aug

WARNER, CECIL  (126982) RAF - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF336 MG-Z of No 7 Sqn, which crashed at Secheval in France during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Secheval Communal Cemetery.

25-Aug

KRAUSE, JOSEPH ANTHONY  (R/59132) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF336 MG-Z of No 7 Sqn, which crashed at Secheval in France during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Secheval Communal Cemetery.

25-Aug

ANTOINE, JOSEPH  (108247) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7616 MG-G of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium after being damaged by flak on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

25-Aug

GRAHAM, ARTHUR OSBORNE  (751249) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7616 MG-G of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium after being damaged by flak on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

25-Aug

SPARK, JAMES SYDNEY  (1059680) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7616 MG-G of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium after being damaged by flak on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

25-Aug

DEARLOVE, CHARLES GEORGE EDWIN  (1174036) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7616 MG-G of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium after being damaged by flak on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

25-Aug

SHUMSKY, WILLIAM NELSON  (R/68751) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7616 MG-G of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium after being damaged by flak on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Gosselies Communal Cemetery.

25-Aug

GARDINER, FRANK EDWARD  (126870) RAFVR - age 18

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7765 TL-T of No 35 Sqn, which was abandoned over France after being damaged by a night fighter on a raid to Frankfurt, unfortunately he did not survive.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery.

25-Aug

RYAN, WILLIAM PATRICK  (904055) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, He was killed in the initial attack on Halifax II, W7765 TL-T of No 35 Sqn, when it was attacked over France by two Bf 110s on its return from a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery.

25-Aug

SHEEHAN, GEORGE HARCUS  (37587) RAFVR - age Unknown

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5662 QR-A of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Cologne during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

25-Aug

MEYER, NOEL ROY  (405303) RNZAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5662 QR-A of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Cologne during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

25-Aug

EKIN, HAROLD  (627523) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5662 QR-A of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Cologne during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

25-Aug

CURSETT-SUTHERLAND, ANTHONY FREDERICK PHILLIP  (923436) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5662 QR-A of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Cologne during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

25-Aug

DAVIS, BENJAMIN JOHN  (928365) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5662 QR-A of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Cologne during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

25-Aug

McCLEARY, JOHN  (1126145) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5662 QR-A of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Cologne during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

25-Aug

ATKINSON, JOSEPH MCKAY  (R/66686) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5662 QR-A of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Cologne during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

25-Aug

FOSTER, JOHN HENRY PARRY  (63470) RAFVR - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore I, AG697 of No 69 Sqn, which failed to return from a search for the Beaufort crew lost the previous day.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Aug

HARVEY, RAYMOND  (937456) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore I, AG697 of No 69 Sqn, which failed to return from a search for the Beaufort crew lost the previous day.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Aug

McCREA, MERVYN FREDERICK  (979398) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore I, AG697 of No 69 Sqn, which failed to return from a search for the Beaufort crew lost the previous day.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Aug

CRAGG, ERIC WILLIAM  (1496562) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore I, AG697 of No 69 Sqn, which failed to return from a search for the Beaufort crew lost the previous day.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Aug

BUCHAN, ROBERT MURRAY  (89769) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5610 OL-G of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Morkhoven Communal Cemetery.

25-Aug

QUINTRELL, HAROLD DENZIL  (553387) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5610 OL-G of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Morkhoven Communal Cemetery.

25-Aug

NORMAN, EDWARD VINCENT  (962166) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5610 OL-G of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Morkhoven Communal Cemetery.

25-Aug

SQUIRES, PETER  (1096448) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5610 OL-G of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Morkhoven Communal Cemetery.

25-Aug

RENFREE, ERIC HURLSTONE  (401462) RAAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5623 OL-C of No 83 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Fulda on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

25-Aug

MATHIESON, JOHN JOSEPH  (570019) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5623 OL-C of No 83 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Fulda on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

25-Aug

WEBSTER, ERNEST  (1053681) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5623 OL-C of No 83 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Fulda on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

25-Aug

YOUNG, HARRY  (1109002) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5623 OL-C of No 83 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Fulda on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

25-Aug

HOWE, DEREK LESLIE  (1311798) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5623 OL-C of No 83 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Fulda on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

25-Aug

BYRD, CLIFFORD HOWARD JOHN  (R/129019) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5623 OL-C of No 83 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Fulda on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

25-Aug

GOODFELLOW, LLOYD TRUMAN  (R/75207) RCAF - age 20

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5623 OL-C of No 83 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Fulda on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

25-Aug

HOOEY, GILBERT CAMPBELL  (65525) RAFVR - age 32

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5537 OF-B of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Westmalle Churchyard.

25-Aug

SMITHERMAN, EDWARD JAMES  (107932) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5537 OF-B of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Westmalle Churchyard.

25-Aug

BUTLER, VICTOR JOHN ARTHUR  (567473) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5537 OF-B of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Westmalle Churchyard.

25-Aug

WITHERS, ARTHUR HENRY  (922083) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5537 OF-B of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Westmalle Churchyard.

25-Aug

GRUNDY, LEONARD  (1057465) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5537 OF-B of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Westmalle Churchyard.

25-Aug

PARRY, PERCY VINTON  (1272284) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5537 OF-B of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Westmalle Churchyard.

25-Aug

MARTIN, RONALD CLAUDE  (1315825) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5537 OF-B of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Westmalle Churchyard.

25-Aug

GARLAND, JOHN HENRY  (631134) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1594 of No 101 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

25-Aug

ELKINGTON, CLARENCE SCOTT  (R/75861) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1594 of No 101 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

25-Aug

ROSENBERG, STANLEY  (109711) RAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5684 ZN-P of No 106 Sqn, which came down into the sea off the Belgian coast on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Oostende New Communal Cemetery.

25-Aug

ISAACS, CANON FREDERICK  (106044) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5684 ZN-P of No 106 Sqn, which came down into the sea off the Belgian coast on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Aug

CANNIFF, JAMES  (652687) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5684 ZN-P of No 106 Sqn, which came down into the sea off the Belgian coast on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in The Hague (Westduin) General Cemetery.

25-Aug

YOUNG, RODNEY FREDERICK HARLING  (741708) RAFVR - age 26

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5684 ZN-P of No 106 Sqn, which came down into the sea off the Belgian coast on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in The Hague (Westduin) General Cemetery.

25-Aug

COLLINGWOOD, ERIC  (1006390) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5684 ZN-P of No 106 Sqn, which came down into the sea off the Belgian coast on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in The Hague (Westduin) General Cemetery.

25-Aug

JOHNSON, NORMAN FRANCIS  (1310164) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5684 ZN-P of No 106 Sqn, which came down into the sea off the Belgian coast on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in The Hague (Westduin) General Cemetery.

25-Aug

WHITESIDE, IAN WILLIAM HAMILTON TREVOR  (121211) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was serving with No 113 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

25-Aug

JUKES, ALBERT CHARLES  (927655) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ651 JN-M of No 150 Sqn, which crashed at Huldenburg, Belgium on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Huldenberg Churchyard.

25-Aug

THOMAS, ARTHUR  (1162157) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ651 JN-M of No 150 Sqn, which crashed at Huldenburg, Belgium on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Huldenberg Churchyard.

25-Aug

BOUND, ERIC GUY  (1269297) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ651 JN-M of No 150 Sqn, which crashed at Huldenburg, Belgium on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Huldenberg Churchyard.

25-Aug

LANE, ALAN ROBERT  (1307388) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ651 JN-M of No 150 Sqn, which crashed at Huldenburg, Belgium on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Huldenberg Churchyard.

25-Aug

CRONK, ERNEST FRANK  (1377064) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ651 JN-M of No 150 Sqn, which crashed at Huldenburg, Belgium on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Huldenberg Churchyard.

25-Aug

THOMPSON, HARRY MALFROY  (402912) RNZAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ831 of No 150 Sqn, which damaged by flak over the target it was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on its return from a raid on Frankfurt.  He is buried in Kersbeek-Miskom Churchyard.

25-Aug

HOLDAWAY, NEVILLE CHARLES  (403189) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ831 of No 150 Sqn, which damaged by flak over the target it was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on its return from a raid on Frankfurt.  He is buried in Kersbeek-Miskom Churchyard.

25-Aug

MATTHEWS, KEITH LASH  (778843) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ831 of No 150 Sqn, which damaged by flak over the target it was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on its return from a raid on Frankfurt.  He is buried in Kersbeek-Miskom Churchyard.

25-Aug

GIBSON, JAMES MAXWELL  (405442) RAAF - age 34

Flt Sgt

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Wellington III, X3414 of No 150 Sqn, which crashed at Rienne, Belgium during a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery.

25-Aug

CRAIG, DAVID LESLIE THOMAS  (540596) RAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3414 of No 150 Sqn, which crashed at Rienne, Belgium on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Rienne Communal Cemetery.

25-Aug

FRASER, ADAM BRODIE  (951573) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3414 of No 150 Sqn, which crashed at Rienne, Belgium on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Rienne Communal Cemetery.

25-Aug

SCORER, JAMES HENRY  (1113760) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3414 of No 150 Sqn, which crashed at Rienne, Belgium on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Rienne Communal Cemetery.

25-Aug

JONES, WILLIAM ROYSTON  (523047) RAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4026 'M' of No 228 Sqn, which flew into Eagle's Rock whilst flying off track on a flight to Iceland.  He is buried in Aberavon (St Mary) Church Cemetery.

25-Aug

CATT, ARTHUR ROWLAND  (1252994) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4026 'M' of No 228 Sqn, which flew into Eagle's Rock whilst flying off track on a flight to Iceland.  He is buried in Enfield (Hertford Road) Cemetery.

25-Aug

WINDSOR, GEORGE EDWARD ALEXANDER EDMUND KG, KT, GCMG, GCVO () AuxAF - age 39

A/Cdre

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4026 'M' of No 228 Sqn, which flew into Eagle's Rock whilst flying off track on a flight to Iceland.  He is buried in Frogmore Royal Burial Ground.

25-Aug

HEWERDINE, EDWARD JAMES  (566884) RAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4026 'M' of No 228 Sqn, which flew into Eagle's Rock whilst flying off track on a flight to Iceland.  He is buried in Grantham Cemetery.

25-Aug

HALES, JOHN WALTER  (927117) RAFVR - age 25

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4026 'M' of No 228 Sqn, which flew into Eagle's Rock whilst flying off track on a flight to Iceland.  He is buried in Ingham (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

25-Aug

STRUTT, THE HON. C. V. MICHAEL  (J/15062) RCAF - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4026 'M' of No 228 Sqn, which flew into Eagle's Rock whilst flying off track on a flight to Iceland.  He is buried in Kingston-on-Soar (St Winifredís) Churchyard.

25-Aug

LEWIS, CHARLES NORMAN  (517386) RAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4026 'M' of No 228 Sqn, which flew into Eagle's Rock whilst flying off track on a flight to Iceland.  He is buried in Letterston (St Giles) Churchyard.

25-Aug

SWEETT, LEONARD EDWARD  (570678) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4026 'M' of No 228 Sqn, which flew into Eagle's Rock whilst flying off track on a flight to Iceland.  He is buried in Looe Cemetery.

25-Aug

SMITH, SYDNEY WOOD  (15578) RAAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4026 'M' of No 228 Sqn, which flew into Eagle's Rock whilst flying off track on a flight to Iceland.  He is buried in Oban (Pennyfuir) Cemetery.

25-Aug

MOSELEY, THOMAS LAWTON  (33064) RAF - age 29

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4026 'M' of No 228 Sqn, which flew into Eagle's Rock whilst flying off track on a flight to Iceland.  He is buried in Oban (Pennyfuir) Cemetery.

25-Aug

GOYEN, FRANK MCKENZIE  (42057) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4026 'M' of No 228 Sqn, which flew into Eagle's Rock whilst flying off track on a flight to Iceland.  He is buried in Oban (Pennyfuir) Cemetery.

25-Aug

BLACKLOCK, EDWARD FRANCIS  (405467) RNZAF - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4026 'M' of No 228 Sqn, which flew into Eagle's Rock whilst flying off track on a flight to Iceland.  He is buried in Oban (Pennyfuir) Cemetery.

25-Aug

SAUNDERS, GEORGE RICHARD  (126975) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4026 'M' of No 228 Sqn, which flew into Eagle's Rock whilst flying off track on a flight to Iceland.  He is buried in Sheffield (Handsworth New) Cemetery.

25-Aug

ROUND, REGINALD PEARSON  (41360) RNZAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, EN976 of No 249 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s off Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Aug

BUTLER, BASIL  (J/15770) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, EP695 of No 249 Sqn, which dived into the sea off Malta after suffering a propeller malfunction.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Aug

SMITH, HAROLD  (527112) RAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 273 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery.

25-Aug

WIGSTON, WILLIAM CHARLES  (J17606) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BP445 of No 274 Sqn, which was shot down during a bombing sortie.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

25-Aug

FARRAND, WILLIAM LEONARD  (1021726) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, ? of No 459 Sqn, which stalled and crashed during a low level turn near LG 'Z'.  He is buried in Tel el Kebir War Memorial Cemetery.

25-Aug

FUIDGE, ERNEST WILLIAM  (1380219) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, ? of No 459 Sqn, which stalled and crashed during a low level turn near LG 'Z'.  He is buried in Tel el Kebir War Memorial Cemetery.

25-Aug

LAMB, JOHN EDWARD MICHAEL  (R/56424) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, ? of No 459 Sqn, which stalled and crashed during a low level turn near LG 'Z'.  He is buried in Tel el Kebir War Memorial Cemetery.

25-Aug

MACMILLAN, JOSEPH KENNETH NORMAN  (R/65413) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, ? of No 459 Sqn, which stalled and crashed during a low level turn near LG 'Z'.  He is buried in Tel el Kebir War Memorial Cemetery.

25-Aug

PURCELL, JAMES DESMOND  (R/69899) RCAF - age 32

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, ? of No 459 Sqn, which stalled and crashed during a low level turn near LG 'Z'.  He is buried in Tel el Kebir War Memorial Cemetery.

25-Aug

GILES, ARTHUR ERNEST  (1241497) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He had been serving with No 605 Sqn but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in Java.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

25-Aug

FOOT, RODNEY COLLOM  (864821) AuxAF - age 29

LAC

He was serving with No 971 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh Cemetery.

25-Aug

McMILLAN, HAROLD ROY  (R/90126) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM676 of No 1 (C) OTU, which came down into the Solway Firth during a bombing practice.  He is buried in Annan Cemetery.

25-Aug

RANDALL, ERNEST LLOYD  (R/92248) RCAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM676 of No 1 (C) OTU, which came down into the Solway Firth during a bombing practice.  He is buried in Annan Cemetery.

25-Aug

DAWSON, PETER HAMILTON  (12414) RAAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM676 of No 1 (C) OTU, which came down into the Solway Firth during a bombing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Aug

COWIE, ALEXANDER  (1365623) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM676 of No 1 (C) OTU, which came down into the Solway Firth during a bombing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Aug

McKENZIE, ROBERT DOUGLAS  (R/85969) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM676 of No 1 (C) OTU, which came down into the Solway Firth during a bombing practice.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low.

25-Aug

WALMSLEY, ARTHUR STANLEY  (120645) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV595 of No 15 OTU, which crashed near Wantage after colliding with Wellington C, N2755 'T' over the Odstone bombing range.  He is buried in Harwell Cemetery.

25-Aug

FALKINDER, NICHOLAS  (122380) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV595 of No 15 OTU, which crashed near Wantage after colliding with Wellington C, N2755 'T' over the Odstone bombing range.  He is buried in Harwell Cemetery.

25-Aug

RATHJEN, FREDERICK HERBERT  (416283) RAAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV595 of No 15 OTU, which crashed near Wantage after colliding with Wellington C, N2755 'T' over the Odstone bombing range.  He is buried in Harwell Cemetery.

25-Aug

COOMBS, ROBERT JOHN  (933684) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV595 of No 15 OTU, which crashed near Wantage after colliding with Wellington C, N2755 'T' over the Odstone bombing range.  He is buried in Harwell Cemetery.

25-Aug

CANNON, FRANCIS THOMAS GEORGE  (1376754) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV595 of No 15 OTU, which crashed near Wantage after colliding with Wellington C, N2755 'T' over the Odstone bombing range.  He is buried in Harwell Cemetery.

25-Aug

GREET, DENNIS  (1497562) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV595 of No 15 OTU, which crashed near Wantage after colliding with Wellington C, N2755 'T' over the Odstone bombing range.  He is buried in Harwell Cemetery.

25-Aug

ROGERS, LESLIE HERBERT  (1177604) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was serving with No 20 OTU and was killed when he walked into the propeller of Wellington, P1398 at Lossiemouth.  He is buried in Nottingham Southern Cemetery.

25-Aug

STOLL, ERNEST FREDERICK JOHANN  (J/10078) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9929 of No 22 OTU, which dived into the banks of the River Avon for no apparent reason during a night training flight.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

25-Aug

SHAW, GEORGE LEIGH  (J/9636) RCAF - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9929 of No 22 OTU, which dived into the banks of the River Avon for no apparent reason during a night training flight.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

25-Aug

SPEARS, EDMOND THOMAS  (R/84639) RCAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9929 of No 22 OTU, which dived into the banks of the River Avon for no apparent reason during a night training flight.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

25-Aug

LEETHER, ALBERT  (R/85786) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9929 of No 22 OTU, which dived into the banks of the River Avon for no apparent reason during a night training flight.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

25-Aug

HARPER, ROBERT HENRY  (R/85966) RCAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9929 of No 22 OTU, which dived into the banks of the River Avon for no apparent reason during a night training flight.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

25-Aug

PERHAM, IVY EMILY  (2020315) WAAF - age 22

ACW1

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

25-Aug

O'BRIEN, MICHAEL JOSEPH  (1023110) RAFVR - age 34

LAC

He was serving at RAF Rednal/Montford Bridge at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Shrewsbury.  He is buried in Moston (St Joseph's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

25-Aug

BOX, EDWARD JOHN  (1378719) RAFVR - age 34

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 Wick.  He is buried in Willesden New Cemetery.

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