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Casualties - 1 - 2 September 1942


01-Sep

SONGEST, LESLIE ALBERT  (1268334) RAFVR - age 34

LAC

He was serving with No 57 Sqn and died in the RAF Hospital, Ely as the result of an accident, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Walton and Weybridge (Weybridge) Cemetery.

01-Sep

SHERWOOD, HUMPHREY GORDON  (115519) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1244 MP-D of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium during a raid on Saarbrucken.  He is buried in Adegem Canadian War Cemetery.

01-Sep

MOORE, JOHN EDWIN  (958311) RAFVR - age 27

LAC

He was serving with No 196 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kano Township Christian Cemetery.

01-Sep

ROGERS, JOHN KANE  (39761) RAF - age 28

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, HL566 of No 208 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 whilst carrying out a tactical reconnaissance sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

01-Sep

POTTER, FREDERICK GEORGE  (402822) RAAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BP499 of No 213 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during an escort to a tactical reconnaissance sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

01-Sep

WOLLASTON, RICHARD FRANCIS  (66509) RAFVR - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BP409 of No 213 Sqn, which failed to return from an escort to a tactical reconnaissance sortie.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

01-Sep

PIERSON, CEDRIC HOWIE  (407590) RAAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AG843 of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking enemy MT near El Alamein.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

01-Sep

HARGREAVES, ERIC WILLIAM  (1000562) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AG843 of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking enemy MT near El Alamein.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

01-Sep

CHERRINGTON, RICHARD ARTHUR  (1294666) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AG843 of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking enemy MT near El Alamein.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

01-Sep

MATTHEWS, IAN WALTER  (102092) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, Z5666 of No 238 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during an escort to a tactical reconnaissance sortie.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

01-Sep

VANIER, EUGENE DUNLOP  (J/6001) RCAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4881 of No 252 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

01-Sep

JAGGARD, RUSSELL GEORGE DENIS  (102545) RAFVR - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T5042 of No 252 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

01-Sep

ASQUITH, HARRY  (998260) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4881 of No 252 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

01-Sep

DREWRY, FRANCIS GEORGE  (1161618) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T5042 of No 252 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during a sweep to Sollum.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

01-Sep

JOHNSON, STANLEY JOSEPH  (754519) RAFVR - age 21

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, X7943 YD-P of No 255 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Snitterfield during an electrical storm.  He is buried in Bucknall (St Mary) Churchyard.

01-Sep

ELLIS, ROY FAIRMEAD  (1394363) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, X7943 YD-P of No 255 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Snitterfield during an electrical storm.  He was cremated at  Cheltenham Crematorium.

01-Sep

PRESCOTT, THOMAS RICHARD  (130053) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9160 'M' of No 269 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Sep

HANCOCK, COLIN WILLIAM  (132998) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9160 'M' of No 269 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  His brother was the famous post war actor, Tony Hancock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Sep

HARRIS, RONALD JAMES  (931908) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9160 'M' of No 269 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.   He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Sep

SMITH, CHARLES PETER  (1254444) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9160 'M' of No 269 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Sep

MACPHERSON, NORMAN  (R/71487) RCAF - age 22

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, T3221 of No 410 Sqn, which crashed on approach at Ballochnyle near Ayr.  He is buried in Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire.

01-Sep

COOKSEY, SYDNEY MARK  (933244) RAFVR - age 34

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, T3221 of No 410 Sqn, which crashed on approach at Ballochnyle near Ayr.  He is buried in Plumstead Cemetery.

01-Sep

EMRYS-JONES, LOUIS GORDON  (400272) RAAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, T9113 of No 461 Sqn, which was shot down whilst on patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Sep

STEWART, DONALD IAN  (401091) RAAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, T9113 of No 461 Sqn, which was shot down whilst on patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Sep

WENNHOLM, OSCAR LOVELOCK  (403613) RAAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, T9113 of No 461 Sqn, which was shot down whilst on patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Sep

HOSBAND, ROBERT HENRY HOLLOWAY  (404734) RAAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, T9113 of No 461 Sqn, which was shot down whilst on patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Sep

EVA, ERNEST RICHARD  (405202) RAAF - age 28

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, T9113 of No 461 Sqn, which was shot down whilst on patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Sep

CHINNERY, ROY VICTOR  (406611) RAAF - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, T9113 of No 461 Sqn, which was shot down whilst on patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Sep

KING, SAMUEL  (626282) RAF - age 34

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, T9113 of No 461 Sqn, which was shot down whilst on patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Sep

BOWD, DONALD MAURICE  (903991) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, T9113 of No 461 Sqn, which was shot down whilst on patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Sep

HAYWARD, CYRIL ERNEST  (1001001) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, T9113 of No 461 Sqn, which was shot down whilst on patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Sep

WHITE, JOSEPH INGLEBY  (1098657) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, T9113 of No 461 Sqn, which was shot down whilst on patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Sep

ALECOCK, NORMAN JACK  (1156113) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, T9113 of No 461 Sqn, which was shot down whilst on patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Sep

ROWE, ARTHUR MILTON  (R/93490) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tomahawk IIB, AM454 of No 1 METS, which crashed near Ballah.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

01-Sep

MOORE, JOHN EDWIN  (958311) RAFVR - age 27

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV733 of No 1 OADU, which crashed and burst into flames after hitting power cables on landing at Kano following a test flight.  He is buried in Kano Township Christian Cemetery.

01-Sep

JONES, WILLIAM  (1064841) RAFVR - age 31

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV733 of No 1 OADU, which crashed and burst into flames after hitting power cables on landing at Kano following a test flight.  He is buried in Kano Township Christian Cemetery.

01-Sep

CHASTON, FREDERICK  (1241658) RAFVR - age 36

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV733 of No 1 OADU, which crashed and burst into flames after hitting power cables on landing at Kano following a test flight.  He is buried in Kano Township Christian Cemetery.

01-Sep

HOLMES, LESLIE DOUGLAS JAMES  (1250551) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV733 of No 1 OADU, which crashed and burst into flames after hitting power cables on landing at Kano following a test flight.  He is buried in Kano Township Christian Cemetery.

01-Sep

PARKES, DONALD NEWTON  (1432303) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV733 of No 1 OADU, which crashed and burst into flames after hitting power cables on landing at Kano following a test flight.  He is buried in Kano Township Christian Cemetery.

01-Sep

FOY, DENNIS FITZMAURICE  (J/10404) RCAF - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1205 'D1' of No 14 OTU, which he died from severe burns received when the aircraft crashed on the Grimsthorpe ranges during a low level bombing practice the previous day.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension.

01-Sep

THORNHILL, GEORGE  (1222586) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

HHe was killed whilst flying in Magister I, R1877 of No 16 EFTS, which dived into the ground at night at Etwell in Derbyshire.  He is buried in Spalding Cemetery.

01-Sep

TAIT, LIONEL STANLEY CROSS  (1312832) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD375 of No 24 OTU, which crashed near Honeybourne Station following an engine failure during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Corfe Mullen Cemetery.

01-Sep

HORNSEY, THOMAS GILBERT  (1395931) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was serving with No 31 PD at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

01-Sep

JONES, JAMES EDWARD (TOBY)  (401767) RNZAF - age 22

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1199 of No 5 (C) OTU, which collided with Beaufort, L9932 of the same unit on the approach to Turnberry.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery.

01-Sep

NEWMAN, JOSEPH GERARD  (R/79294) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1199 of No 5 (C) OTU, which collided with Beaufort, L9932 of the same unit on the approach to Turnberry.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery.

01-Sep

BOLT, HENRY MARCUS  (553553) RAF - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 3266 (ex DJ122?) of No 66 Air School, which crashed after hitting power cables and trees whilst flying in bad weather at Athlone.  He is buried in Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery.

01-Sep

ARMITAGE, BERNARD  (1058864) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He had been serving with AHQ FE but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in Java.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

01-Sep

SPOONER, ERNEST ROBERT JOHN  (1443567) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT6A, 41-417 from Craig Field, which collided with 41-456 of the same unit during a formation change.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

01-Sep

DRURY, WILLIAM HORSMAN  (1178920) RAFVR - age 28

Flt 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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Kenilworth Cemetery.

01-Sep

YOUNG, FREDERICK DONALD  (1298655) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

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

02-Sep

DIBBS, GEORGE ROBERT  (403562) RAAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN908 'V' of No 33 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol following combat with Bf 109s.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Sep

MOUNT, LOUIS BAVINCOURT  (J/15767) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BR515 of No 92 Sqn, which failed to return from an offensive sweep.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Sep

MORGAN, RHYS HALLAM  (R/66350) RCAF - age 20

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5741 DF-K of No 97 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the North Sea on a raid to Saarbrucken.  He is buried in Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery.

02-Sep

COAKER, FREDERIC PETER  (1383996) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5741 DF-K of No 97 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the North Sea on a raid to Saarbrucken.  He is buried in Lemvig Cemetery.

02-Sep

McNEIL, ALAN  (540271) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5741 DF-K of No 97 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the North Sea on a raid to Saarbrucken.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Sep

PRIEST, ALFRED FREDERICK  (960374) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5741 DF-K of No 97 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the North Sea on a raid to Saarbrucken.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Sep

BYROM, ALBERT  (1100665) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5741 DF-K of No 97 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the North Sea on a raid to Saarbrucken.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Sep

JONES, LESLIE GEORGE  (1380974) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5741 DF-K of No 97 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the North Sea on a raid to Saarbrucken.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Sep

WALLS, RAYMOND BEN  (R/87781) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5741 DF-K of No 97 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the North Sea on a raid to Saarbrucken.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Sep

THORNLEY, ROBERT EDWARD  (111484) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ893 KO-C of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Saarbrucken.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery.

02-Sep

TUCKER, RICHARD ALBERT GEORGE  (114979) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ893 KO-C of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Saarbrucken.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery.

02-Sep

ROSEKILLY, LAURENCE  (550591) RAF - age 24

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ893 KO-C of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Saarbrucken.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery.

02-Sep

SHIRES, REGINALD ALBERT  (J/7532) RCAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ893 KO-C of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Saarbrucken.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery.

02-Sep

ROSS, LESLIE JACK WILLIS  (R/95429) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ893 KO-C of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Saarbrucken.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery.

02-Sep

ORR, JAMES SAMUEL  (R/98836) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ893 KO-C of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Saarbrucken.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery.

02-Sep

HAGAN, CHARLES ERIC  (1109208) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1466 QT-L of No 142 Sqn, which was lost over Holland on a raid to Karlsruhe.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

02-Sep

HILL, HERBERT BERKELEY  (1425545) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1466 QT-L of No 142 Sqn, which was lost over Holland on a raid to Karlsruhe.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

02-Sep

ALFORD, DENNIS  (1430574) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1466 QT-L of No 142 Sqn, which was lost over Holland on a raid to Karlsruhe.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

02-Sep

HEATH, HAROLD EDGAR  (R/104769) RCAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1466 QT-L of No 142 Sqn, which was lost over Holland on a raid to Karlsruhe.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

02-Sep

FRASER, CHIPMAN CAMERON DAWSON  (R/76371) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1466 QT-L of No 142 Sqn, which was lost over Holland on a raid to Karlsruhe.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

02-Sep

KRIGER, LOUIS  (R/71532) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ716 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed on take-off at Kings Ripton in Huntingdonshire on a raid to Saarbruken.  He is buried in Houghton and Wyton Burial Ground.

02-Sep

HAYES, PATRICK  (1260200) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ716 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed on take-off at Kings Ripton in Huntingdonshire on a raid to Saarbruken.  He is buried in Wyton (St Margaret and All Saints) Churchyard.

02-Sep

LUCAS, JOHN JAMES  (R/77585) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ716 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed on take-off at Kings Ripton in Huntingdonshire on a raid to Saarbruken.  He is buried in Wyton (St Margaret and All Saints) Churchyard.

02-Sep

WILSON, PETER GEOFFREY  (116664) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD627 of No 157 Sqn, which crashed on take-off at night at Radwinter in Essex.  He was cremated at  Golders Green Crematorium.

02-Sep

COLLINS, JAMES FRANCIS  (1322290) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD627 of No 157 Sqn, which crashed on take-off at night at Radwinter in Essex.  He is buried in Kells New Cemetery.

02-Sep

HUGHES, GEORGE HENRY  (538968) RAF - age 25

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Catalina IIA, VA727 of No 209 Sqn, which sunk off Mombasa after its depth charges exploded.  He is buried in Mombasa (Mbaraki) Cemetery.

02-Sep

DAWSON, FREDERICK JOESPH  (567526) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Catalina IIA, VA727 of No 209 Sqn, which sunk off Mombasa after its depth charges exploded.  He is buried in Mombasa (Mbaraki) Cemetery.

02-Sep

RYAN, KEITH FORBES  (41999) RNZAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3714 HA-Q of No 218 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Brussels on a raid to Saarbrucken.  He is buried in Nossegem Communal Cemetery.

02-Sep

REID, GEORGE ERNEST  (411778) RNZAF - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3714 HA-Q of No 218 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Brussels on a raid to Saarbrucken.  He is buried in Nossegem Communal Cemetery.

02-Sep

BIRCH, FRANK  (1106187) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3714 HA-Q of No 218 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Brussels on a raid to Saarbrucken.  He is buried in Nossegem Communal Cemetery.

02-Sep

CAMPBELL, THOMAS MCCORD  (1111478) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3714 HA-Q of No 218 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Brussels on a raid to Saarbrucken.  He is buried in Nossegem Communal Cemetery.

02-Sep

WILLS, STANLEY ARCHIBALD  (1383234) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3714 HA-Q of No 218 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Brussels on a raid to Saarbrucken.  He is buried in Nossegem Communal Cemetery.

02-Sep

RAVILIOUS, E W () RM - age Unknown

Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH385 'V' of No 269 Sqn, which failed to return from a search mission for 'M' of No 269 Sqn which had been lost the previous day.  He is buried in Chatham Naval Memorial.

02-Sep

CULVER, ALFRED CHARLES DFM (43198) RAF - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH385 'V' of No 269 Sqn, which failed to return from a search mission for 'M' of No 269 Sqn which had been lost the previous day.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Sep

GRAVES-SMITH, NEVILLE JAMES  (110123) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH385 'V' of No 269 Sqn, which failed to return from a search mission for 'M' of No 269 Sqn which had been lost the previous day.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Sep

BARNES, GEORGE NEVILLE  (912131) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH385 'V' of No 269 Sqn, which failed to return from a search mission for 'M' of No 269 Sqn which had been lost the previous day.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Sep

DAY, WILLIAM HENRY ROBERT  (915066) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH385 'V' of No 269 Sqn, which failed to return from a search mission for 'M' of No 269 Sqn which had been lost the previous day.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Sep

STONE, HAROLD  (1267726) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB126 LQ-D of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Skegness after it was abandoned as the result of structural failure of the wing following an engine fire on its return from a raid to Saarbrucken.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery.

02-Sep

EAGLES, CLARENCE GORDON  (R/83536) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB126 LQ-D of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Skegness after it was abandoned as the result of structural failure of the wing following an engine fire on its return from a raid to Saarbrucken.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery.

02-Sep

MacKENZIE, NORMAN ANGUS  (R/86313) RCAF - age 27

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB126 LQ-D of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Skegness after it was abandoned as the result of structural failure of the wing following an engine fire on its return from a raid to Saarbrucken.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery.

02-Sep

DAWDY, LOUIS DONALD  (R/90329) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB126 LQ-D of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Skegness after it was abandoned as the result of structural failure of the wing following an engine fire on its return from a raid to Saarbrucken.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Sep

McCONNELL, ANDREW LLOYD  (R/81878) RCAF - age 25

LAC

He was serving with No 408 Sqn and was killed when he was struck by the propeller of the aircraft he was preparing for operations at Balderton.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

02-Sep

JOHNSTON, JAMES KENNETH  (R/79842) RCAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4162 'O' of No 14 OTU, which crashed at Thistleton near Oakham during a night flying practice.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension.

02-Sep

NORRIS, PETER VINCENT  (R/92493) RCAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4162 'O' of No 14 OTU, which crashed at Thistleton near Oakham during a night flying practice.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension.

02-Sep

WARDROP, JOHN JAMIESON PATRICK  (R/97662) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4162 'O' of No 14 OTU, which crashed at Thistleton near Oakham during a night flying practice.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension.

02-Sep

WILSON, DENNIS  (1074972) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4162 'O' of No 14 OTU, which crashed at Thistleton near Oakham during a night flying practice.  He is buried in Dalton (Holy Trinity) New Churchyard.

02-Sep

CATTO, GEORGE SYMON  (1024370) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3192 of No 15 OTU, which crashed into flames near Harwell whilst carrying out a night flying practice.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Allenvale) Cemetery.

02-Sep

DOVE, EDWARD  (120662) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3192 of No 15 OTU, which crashed into flames near Harwell whilst carrying out a night flying practice.  He is buried in Drighlington (Nethertown) Congregational Chapelyard.

02-Sep

WILKINSON, JACK EDWARD  (907210) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3192 of No 15 OTU, which crashed into flames near Harwell whilst carrying out a night flying practice.  He is buried in Harwell Cemetery.

02-Sep

FOSTER, BRIAN JOHN  (1232596) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3192 of No 15 OTU, which crashed into flames near Harwell whilst carrying out a night flying practice.  He is buried in Harwell Cemetery.

02-Sep

THOMAS, JOHN HUBERT  (1312854) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3192 of No 15 OTU, which crashed into flames near Harwell whilst carrying out a night flying practice.  He is buried in Neath (Ynysymaerdy) Cemetery.

02-Sep

RODGER, VICTOR FREDERICK  (1237828) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was probably killed whilst flying in Master II, DL425 of No 2 GTS, which flew into the ground at Witney.  He is buried in or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park.

02-Sep

COUCH, GEORGE FREDERICK HOBERTON  (1332963) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DL425 of No 2 GTS, which flew into a church steeple whilst towing a glider on a low level cross country flight.  He was cremated at South London Crematorium, Mitcham.

02-Sep

PATTON, WILLIAM LESLIE  (1271942) RAFVR - age 27

AC2

He was serving with No 35 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Beirut War Cemetery.

02-Sep

HARGREAVES, JOHN BENEDICT  (R/100108) RCAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9803 of the TTU, which crashed on Ben More on the Isle of Mull.  He is buried in Oban (Pennyfuir) Cemetery.

02-Sep

FRANCIS, BRUCE DOUGLAS  (R/83222) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9803 of the TTU, which crashed on Ben More on the Isle of Mull.  He is buried in Oban (Pennyfuir) Cemetery.

02-Sep

LUTES, RONALD ALBERT ELDON  (R/90709) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9803 of the TTU, which crashed on Ben More on the Isle of Mull.  He is buried in Oban (Pennyfuir) Cemetery.

02-Sep

OGDEN, ALAN  (1332655) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander, 2389 of No 7 B & GS, which crashed into or near Lake Dauphin in Manitoba after colliding with Battle, 1962 of the same unit.  He is buried in Dauphin (Riverside) Cemetery.

02-Sep

LOWE, CLEMENT PETER PRUVOT  (1385640) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Battle I, 1962 (L5118) of No 7 B & GS, which crashed into Lake Dauphin in Manitoba after colliding with Lysander, 2389 of the same unit.  He is buried in Dauphin (Riverside) Cemetery.

02-Sep

HAYDON, ALBERT AUGUSTINE  (414287) RNZAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1180 'S' of the TTU, which flew into high ground on the Mull of Kintyre whilst off track on a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

02-Sep

BOOKER, LEONARD PERCY  (391207) RNZAF - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1180 'S' of the TTU, which flew into high ground on the Mull of Kintyre whilst off track on a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Campeltown (Kilkerran) Cemetery.

02-Sep

GRASSWICK, TOM HENRY  (R/60581) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1180 'S' of the TTU, which flew into high ground on the Mull of Kintyre whilst off track on a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Campeltown (Kilkerran) Cemetery.

02-Sep

HAMMOND, CLIVE DEREK  (1382637) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9803 or N1180 of the TTU, which both flew into high ground.  He is buried in Burpham (St Luke) Churchyard.

02-Sep

GRIFFIN, FRANCIS JOHN BLISS  (1330126) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9803 or N1180 of the TTU, which both flew into high ground.  He is buried in Harrow (Pinner) New Cemetery.

02-Sep

HARVEY, FREDDY SYDNEY WILLIAM  (1453834) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

He was serving with No 74 Wing as a Ground Gunner and died in hospital, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Acle.  He is buried in Framlingham Cemetery.

02-Sep

JASPER, TREVOR NORMAN  (1297526) RAFVR - age 34

AC2

He was serving with No 1474 Flight and was killed when he walked into the propeller of Wellington, DV892 as he approached the aircraft from the rear.  He is buried in Glyncorrwg (Cymmer) Cemetery.

02-Sep

DUCKWORTH, GLADYS  (882377) WAAF - age 23

Sgt

She had probably been discharged from the WAAF when she died in hospital in Manchester, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  She is buried in Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery.

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