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Casualties - 22 - 24 September 1942


22-Sep

COLES, FRANCIS ALBERT WILLIAM DFC (45811) RAF - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was serving with No 12 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Bishops Nympton (St Mary) Churchyard.

22-Sep

SHORT, PETER DENNIS  (42896) RAF - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9044 'B' of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

22-Sep

MUIRHEAD, ROBERT BRYAN  (113419) RAF - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9044 'B' of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

22-Sep

BURRELL, PHILLIP GORDON  (915766) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9044 'B' of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

22-Sep

OWENS, CLIFFORD  (1132956) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9044 'B' of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

22-Sep

GILDING, MAURICE WILLIAM  (562116) RAF - age 31

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9044 'B' of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

22-Sep

SLACK, GILBERT WILLIAM  (987855) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AR456 of No 118 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Wilton, Salisbury in Wiltshire.  He is buried in Altrincham Bowden and Hale (Altrincham) Cemetery.

22-Sep

KING, WILLIAM GEORGE HENRY  (110838) RAFVR - age 33

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X8150 of No 125 Sqn, which failed to return from a GCI practice over the Irish Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Sep

YOUNG, JOHN GRAHAM  (116691) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X8150 of No 125 Sqn, which failed to return from a GCI practice over the Irish Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Sep

ANDREW, ROBERT WILLIAM  (118718) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III AL685 MQ-Z of No 226 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to attack a power station in Northern France.  He is buried in Miiddelkerke Communal Cemetery.

22-Sep

WAREHAM, WILLIAM ELWYN RONALD  (1013281) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III AL685 MQ-Z of No 226 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to attack a power station in Northern France.  He is buried in Miiddelkerke Communal Cemetery.

22-Sep

DEMONT, MARCEL AUGUSTE HENRI  (1311761) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III AL685 MQ-Z of No 226 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to attack a power station in Northern France.  He is buried in Miiddelkerke Communal Cemetery.

22-Sep

JONES, RALPH  (84905) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW350 of No 39 Sqn, which collided with Beaufighter I, T5150 'K' of the same unit during an attack on an enemy convoy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

22-Sep

BURRETT, JAMES ROBERT  (407926) RAAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW350 of No 39 Sqn, which collided with Beaufighter I, T5150 'K' of the same unit during an attack on an enemy convoy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

22-Sep

DOODSON, WILLIAM LESLIE  (1112035) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW350 of No 39 Sqn, which collided with Beaufighter I, T5150 'K' of the same unit during an attack on an enemy convoy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

22-Sep

IZZARD, AUBREY FENWICK  (J/5493) RCAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW350 of No 39 Sqn, which collided with Beaufighter I, T5150 'K' of the same unit during an attack on an enemy convoy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

22-Sep

STANEK, ARNOST (ERNEST)  (787185) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AR495 of No 310 Sqn, which broke up on ditching in the Channel following an engine failure on its return from a Rhubarb to Lannion.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Sep

NORMAN, JOHN T.  (R/98446) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AR440 of No 403 Sqn, which crashed near Pickering after colliding with Wellington II, BJ695 of No 425 Sqn during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery.

22-Sep

RIOUX, RAOUL JOSEPH  (J/15938) RCAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, BJ695 KW-P of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Pickering after colliding with Spitfire VB, AR440 of No 403 Sqn during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery.

22-Sep

GIROUARD, DONALD ALFRED  (R/101641) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, BJ695 KW-P of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Pickering after colliding with Spitfire VB, AR440 of No 403 Sqn during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery.

22-Sep

ST. CYR, EDWARD WILFRED  (R/55593) RCAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, BJ695 KW-P of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Pickering after colliding with Spitfire VB, AR440 of No 403 Sqn during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery.

22-Sep

BOUDREAULT, JOSEPH RAOUL ALPHONSE  (R/62814) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, BJ695 KW-P of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Pickering after colliding with Spitfire VB, AR440 of No 403 Sqn during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery.

22-Sep

KUZYK, EUGENE  (R/76994) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, BJ695 KW-P of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Pickering after colliding with Spitfire VB, AR440 of No 403 Sqn during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery.

22-Sep

CLEALL, WILFRED ERNEST  (1187424) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Boston III, AL470 of No 534 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Haslemere in Surrey.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

22-Sep

WINTER, WILLIAM MICHAEL ESDAILE  (102119) RAFVR - age 22

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Boston III, AL470 of No 534 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Haslemere in Surrey.  He is buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery.

22-Sep

LINDLEY, JOHN HORACE  (103848) RAFVR - age 34

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Boston III, AL470 of No 534 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Haslemere in Surrey.  He is buried in The Oaks (St James) Churchyard.

22-Sep

WYNNYCHUK, WILLIAM ROBERT  (R/93692) RCAF - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM655 of No 1 (C) OTU, which flew into Kirtlehead Hill near Annan in Dumfries.  He is buried in Annan Cemetery.

22-Sep

WOLFENDEN, JOHN PENNINGTON  (626965) RAF - age 25

Sgt

He was serving with No 103 CF at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Scunthorpe.  He is buried in Bootle Cemetery.

22-Sep

McCULLOCH, ROBERT LYLE  (R/107653) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1243 PM-B of No 103 CF, which dived into the ground on its back whilst practising an overshoot on three engines at Elsham Wolds.  He is buried in Brigg Cemetery.

22-Sep

HREHORAK, NICKOLAS  (R/86111) RCAF - age 23

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1243 PM-B of No 103 CF, which dived into the ground on its back whilst practising an overshoot on three engines at Elsham Wolds.  He is buried in Brigg Cemetery.

22-Sep

EVANS, DAVID RICHARD  (1313491) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1243 PM-B of No 103 CF, which dived into the ground on its back whilst practising an overshoot on three engines at Elsham Wolds.  He is buried in Mountain Ash (Maesyrarian) Cemetery.

22-Sep

HILL, FREDERIC WINSTON  (12047/7) RAFVR - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1243 PM-B of No 103 CF, which dived into the ground on its back whilst practising an overshoot on three engines at Elsham Wolds.  He is buried in Solihull Cemetery.

22-Sep

FULBROOK, REGINALD JOHN DFC (562690) RAF - age 31

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1243 PM-B of No 103 CF, which dived into the ground on its back whilst practising an overshoot on three engines at Elsham Wolds.  He is buried in Twyford (St Mary) Churchyard, Berkshire.

22-Sep

SIMPSON, JAMES DFM (971578) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1393 of No 19 OTU, which crashed downwind whilst attempting to go-round following an engine failure on take off from Forres.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Springbank) Cemetery.

22-Sep

BROWN, WALTER  (1379120) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1393 of No 19 OTU, which crashed downwind whilst attempting to go-round following an engine failure on take off from Forres.  He is buried in Eston Cemetery.

22-Sep

HELME, JOHN SHIRREFF MILNER  (69429) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1393 of No 19 OTU, which crashed downwind whilst attempting to go-round following an engine failure on take off from Forres.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground.

22-Sep

CATLING, GEORGE WALTER  (1320525) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1393 of No 19 OTU, which crashed downwind whilst attempting to go-round following an engine failure on take off from Forres.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground.

22-Sep

MAZIER, MICHAEL WILLIAM  (R/119960) RCAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1393 of No 19 OTU, which crashed downwind whilst attempting to go-round following an engine failure on take off from Forres.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground.

22-Sep

BACON, LESLIE  (657185) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1393 of No 19 OTU, which crashed downwind whilst attempting to go-round following an engine failure on take off from Forres.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery.

22-Sep

DICK, ALAN JOHN STEVEN  (1231941) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Master, 2894 of No 27 Air School, which collided with Master 2947 of the same unit whilst attempting to land.  He is buried in Bloemfontein (In Memoriam) Cemetery.

22-Sep

HARVEY, JOHN NEAL  (416670) RAAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, W6610 of No 3 (P) AFU, which dived into the ground whilst carrying out night circuits at Lulsgate Bottom.  He is buried in Bristol (Greenbank) Cemetery.

22-Sep

CASELY, NORMAN LEWIS  (116071) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, W6610 of No 3 (P) AFU, which dived into the ground whilst carrying out night circuits at Lulsgate Bottom.  He is buried in Kingsteignton (St Michael) Churchyard.

22-Sep

JONES, LESLIE HORACE  (646858) RAF - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1272 of No 460 Con Flt, which spun into the ground near Catterton after control was lost.  He is buried in Adwick-le-Street Cemetery.

22-Sep

PURCIVALL, JOHN WILLIAM  (401031) RNZAF - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1272 of No 460 Con Flt, which spun into the ground near Catterton after control was lost.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery.

22-Sep

COX, REGINALD GEORGE  (402589) RAAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1272 of No 460 Con Flt, which spun into the ground near Catterton after control was lost.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery.

22-Sep

FALKINER, JOHN ALEXANDER  (400952) RAAF - age 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1272 of No 460 Con Flt, which spun into the ground near Catterton after control was lost.  He is buried in Wootton (St Lawrence) Churchyard.

22-Sep

STALEY, CHARLES WOOD  (605393) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, P2982 of No 55 OTU, which dived into ground near Kirkpatrick, Dumfriesshire.  He is buried in Annan Cemetery.

22-Sep

SHRIMPTON, THOMAS WALLACE  (41367) RNZAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, T4075 of No 7 AGS, which dived into the sea off Port Talbot having recovered from a spin.  He is buried in Porthcawl Cemetery.

22-Sep

TESKEY, JOHN FRANCIS  (R/106281) RCAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, T4075 of No 7 AGS, which dived into the sea off Port Talbot having recovered from a spin.  He is buried in Porthcawl Cemetery.

22-Sep

HORNE, GEORGE ALBERT  (1576609) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ126 of No 9 (O) AFU, which flew into Cairnsmore of Fleet near Creetown, Wigtown.  He is buried in Kirkinner Cemetery.

22-Sep

VYE, BENJAMIN HAVELOCK  (R/73268) RCAF - age 20

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ126 of No 9 (O) AFU, which flew into Cairnsmore of Fleet near Creetown, Wigtown.  He is buried in Kirkinner Cemetery.

22-Sep

RAWSON, CHARLES ORMSBY MASKEW  (1503945) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ126 of No 9 (O) AFU, which flew into Cairnsmore of Fleet near Creetown, Wigtown.  He is buried in Sale Cemetery.

22-Sep

HAWKES, ALBERT WILLIAM  (1381091) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ126 of No 9 (O) AFU, which flew into Cairnsmore of Fleet near Creetown, Wigtown.  He is buried in Swanley (St Paul) Churchyard.

22-Sep

HUME, RALPH DENNIS  (1319354) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ126 of No 9 (O) AFU, which flew into Cairnsmore of Fleet near Creetown, Wigtown.  He is buried in Woodgrange Park Cemetery, East Ham.

22-Sep

KINNEAR, ROY MUIR  (969712) RAFVR - age 38

Flt Sgt

Having been an air gunner, he was serving as a drill instructor when he died suddenly whilst playing in a Rugby match for the RAF at RAF Uxbridge.  He is buried in Hillingdon and Uxbridge Cemetery.

22-Sep

ST. PAUL, ARTHUR  (641712) RAF - age 22

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 Liverpool S.  He is buried in Audenshaw Cemetery.

22-Sep

IGGULDEN, HENRY  (1293218) RAFVR - age 34

AC1

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Sleaford.  He is buried in Brompton Cemetery.

22-Sep

MASON, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1080462) RAFVR - age 22

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery.

23-Sep

WOODS, CLIVE ALFRED  (400611) RAAF - age 21

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX402 of No 38 Sqn, which he was drowned when the aircraft was ditched following a double engine failure en-route to carry out a torpedo attack.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

23-Sep

YOUNG, VERNON  (1260292) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX402 of No 38 Sqn, which he was drowned when the aircraft was ditched following a double engine failure en-route to carry out a torpedo attack.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

23-Sep

KING, ELMER ANTHONY SUTTON  (771631) RAFVR - age 24

AC1

He was serving with No 39 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery.

23-Sep

GOTTS, REX ALFRED  (400981) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5909 of No 50 Sqn, which crashed into the Baltic Sea after it exploded in the air on a raid to Wismar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Sep

PHILLIPS, HAROLD ARTHUR  (407873) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5909 of No 50 Sqn, which crashed into the Baltic Sea after it exploded in the air on a raid to Wismar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Sep

TROTTIER, WILLIAM HENRY  (574134) RAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5909 of No 50 Sqn, which crashed into the Baltic Sea after it exploded in the air on a raid to Wismar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Sep

WADE, HENRY JAMES  (749351) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5909 of No 50 Sqn, which crashed into the Baltic Sea after it exploded in the air on a raid to Wismar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Sep

DICKENSON, GEORGE KENNETH  (934810) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5909 of No 50 Sqn, which crashed into the Baltic Sea after it exploded in the air on a raid to Wismar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Sep

WATSON, CHARLES FRANCIS  (401258) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5909 of No 50 Sqn, which crashed into the Baltic Sea after it exploded in the air on a raid to Wismar.  He is buried in Svino Churchyard.

23-Sep

CARNLEY, JAMES WILLIAM  (403161) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5909 of No 50 Sqn, which crashed into the Baltic Sea after it exploded in the air on a raid to Wismar.  He is buried in Svino Churchyard.

23-Sep

EDWARDS, JOHN BAXTER  (125319) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EN844 of No 91 Sqn, which was shot down off Cap Gris Nez by a Fw 190 on a shipping recce.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Sep

PRESTON, IAN FRASER  (J/15388) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BR383 of No 126 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 off Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

23-Sep

SEAMARK, LESLIE ARTHUR  (1179274) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1219 QT-V of No 142 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

23-Sep

BYRNE, NIAL THURLOW  (403685) RAAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1219 QT-V of No 142 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Sep

TREWIN, ALFRED  (1220162) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1219 QT-V of No 142 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Sep

LIND, RICHARD  (1271095) RAFVR - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1219 QT-V of No 142 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Sep

GODLY, WILLIAM JOHN  (1310251) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1219 QT-V of No 142 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Sep

RAYMOND, CUTHBERT  (43710) RAF - age 25

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9187 HA-A of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Vegesack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Sep

CALVERT, ARTHUR JAMES  (45897) RAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9187 HA-A of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Vegesack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Sep

BUTLER, ROBERT  (102576) RAFVR - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9187 HA-A of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Vegesack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Sep

GALES, PHILIP FRANK WELLER  (106042) RAFVR - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9187 HA-A of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Vegesack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Sep

PLEASS, HENRY NORMAN  (744631) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9187 HA-A of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Vegesack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Sep

RUTHERFORD, KENNETH  (935212) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9187 HA-A of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Vegesack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Sep

KELLY, LEONARD ANTHONY  (976635) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9187 HA-A of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Vegesack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Sep

STEVENS, RICHARD JAMES  (115612) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, X8201 of No 219 Sqn, which dived into the ground at night near Aspatria in Cumberland.  He is buried in Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery.

23-Sep

MILNER, LESLIE RIDDY  (1204976) RAFVR - age 32

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, X8201 of No 219 Sqn, which dived into the ground at night near Aspatria in Cumberland.  He is buried in Kingston-upon-Thames Cemetery.

23-Sep

KERKHOFF, BRUCE ALFRED  (R/102756) RCAF - age 24

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V7192 of No 245 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Kemble.  He is buried in Kemble Church Cemetery.

23-Sep

RODZYNKIEWICZ Ryszard Waclaw (P.0310) PAF - age 33

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1476 SM-F of No 305 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

23-Sep

OSTASZEWSKI Leon (P.1230) PAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1476 SM-F of No 305 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

23-Sep

SEKOWSKI Tadeusz (P.780916) PAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1476 SM-F of No 305 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

23-Sep

PRUCHNIEWICZ Aleksander (P.783112) PAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1476 SM-F of No 305 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

23-Sep

OSTROWSKI Antoni (P.794728) PAF - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1476 SM-F of No 305 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Quiberon Communal Cemetery.

23-Sep

BEATY, ARTHUR  (1091510) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard II, AJ633 of No 22 SFTS, which spun into the ground 11 miles from Gwelo during an aerobatic sortie.  He is buried in Gweru Cemetery.

23-Sep

UNDERWOOD, FRANK  (551200) RAF - age 22

Cpl

He was serving with No 235 Wing at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery.

23-Sep

HARTLEY, RONALD FRASER  (1020216) RAFVR - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, R4115 of No 59 OTU, which crashed in an attempted forced landing near Ford in Northumberland.  He is buried in Barrowford Cemetery.

23-Sep

BAKER, HOWARD CHARLES  (358819) RAF - age 35

Flt Sgt

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

23-Sep

CARR, ARTHUR  (531901) RAF - age 27

Sgt

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

23-Sep

COLLUM, JOHN ARTHUR  (533646) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

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

23-Sep

ROBERTS, WILLIAM JAMES CYNLAIS  (539862) RAF - age 29

Sgt

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

23-Sep

YOUNG, RONALD ARTHUR  (616117) RAF - age 22

Cpl

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

23-Sep

MULROY, JOHN FREDERICK  (1252144) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was serving with the ADU ME at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in N'Djamena (Farcha) Cemetery.

23-Sep

PRIDMORE, WILLIAM THOMAS GEORGE  (1412176) RAFVR - age 24

LAC

He was serving at Naval Air Station Grosse Isle and was killed in an accident involving Stearman, '194' but no other details are known.  He is buried in Flatrock Old Ridge Cemetery

23-Sep

THREADGOLD, HARRY  (1451632) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was serving at Naval Air Station Grosse Isle and was killed in an accident involving Stearman, '194' but no other details are known.  He is buried in Flatrock Old Ridge Cemetery

23-Sep

WOOD, FREDERICK JAMES GEORGE  (133457) RAF - 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 Sleaford.  He is buried in Barking (Rippleside) Cemetery.

23-Sep

PATENALL, HARRY FREDERICK WILLIAM  (940767) RAFVR - age 27

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death and was fatally injured in a motor cycle accident near Halton Camp  He suffered a fractured skull and died in the ambulance on the way to a hospital in Oxford.  He is buried in Irthlingborough Cemetery.

23-Sep

WEATHERLEY, LESLIE CHARLES (LES)  (1380179) RAFVR - age 21

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 Abney Park Cemetery.

24-Sep

HART, WILLIAM THOMAS JACK  (646022) RAF - age 22

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim, ? of No 8 Sqn, which was shot down near Djibouti.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery.

24-Sep

McKEEN, CYRIL JAMES  (41918) RNZAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5907 WS-M of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near the target on a raid to Wismar.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

24-Sep

WATSON, JAMES JOHN  (633919) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5907 WS-M of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near the target on a raid to Wismar.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

24-Sep

DONNELLY, TERENCE EUGENE  (932936) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5907 WS-M of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near the target on a raid to Wismar.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

24-Sep

BROTHWELL, GEORGE  (1114334) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5907 WS-M of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near the target on a raid to Wismar.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

24-Sep

RAMSDEN, HENRY THOMAS  (1130777) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5907 WS-M of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near the target on a raid to Wismar.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

24-Sep

BROOKS, ALBERT JAMES JARVIS  (1177015) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5907 WS-M of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near the target on a raid to Wismar.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

24-Sep

RIGGS, ALBERT VICTOR  (1386921) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5907 WS-M of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near the target on a raid to Wismar.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

24-Sep

SMITH, HARRY FRANCIS BURTON  (41641) RNZAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4230 WS-P of No 9 Sqn, which came down in the Baltic Sea off the island of Lolland during a raid to Wismar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Sep

GRAY, JAMES CORNWALL  (405255) RNZAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4230 WS-P of No 9 Sqn, which came down in the Baltic Sea off the island of Lolland during a raid to Wismar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Sep

WHITE, OWEN BEAMISH  (411003) RNZAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4230 WS-P of No 9 Sqn, which came down in the Baltic Sea off the island of Lolland during a raid to Wismar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Sep

CROZIER, NOEL HENRY  (411742) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4230 WS-P of No 9 Sqn, which came down in the Baltic Sea off the island of Lolland during a raid to Wismar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Sep

BEATON, JAMES ALEXANDER  (970834) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4230 WS-P of No 9 Sqn, which came down in the Baltic Sea off the island of Lolland during a raid to Wismar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Sep

HENRY, JOHN WALLACE  (405266) RNZAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4230 WS-P of No 9 Sqn, which came down in the Baltic Sea off the island of Lolland during a raid to Wismar.  He is buried in Svino Churchyard.

24-Sep

HIGSON, GEOFFREY WILLIAM ARDERN  (1058150) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4230 WS-P of No 9 Sqn, which came down in the Baltic Sea off the island of Lolland during a raid to Wismar.  He is buried in Svino Churchyard.

24-Sep

OXENHAM, RUSSEL EDWIN GEORGE  (1317677) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD574 of No 41 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Newcastle in County Down.  He is buried in Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery.

24-Sep

GLENNIE, ALFRED ROBERT  (116545) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, ? of No 48 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Hofn Island.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Sep

DARKE, ROY SAMUEL  (972295) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, ? of No 48 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Hofn Island.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Sep

MASSEY, ROBERT ALFRED  (J/8319) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, ? of No 48 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Hofn Island.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Sep

TODD, HARRY  (641943) RAF - age 20

Cpl

He was probably killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9425 of No 51 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing near Chelfam Viaduct in Devin.  He is buried in Leeds (Hunslet Old) Cemetery.

24-Sep

PARKER, DAVID SHIRLEY  (68819) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9425 of No 51 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing near Chelfam Viaduct in Devin.  He was cremated at  Plymouth City Crematorium.

24-Sep

DOAK, ROBERT VICTOR  (639860) RAF - age 32

Cpl

He was probably killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9425 of No 51 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing near Chelfam Viaduct in Devin.  He is buried in Seagoe Cemetery.

24-Sep

GROVES, STEPHEN ERIC  (31412) RAF - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT508 MP-K of No 76 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Sylt having been hit by flak over the target on a raid to Flensburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Sep

HILL, NORMAN JACK  (1174041) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT508 MP-K of No 76 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Sylt having been hit by flak over the target on a raid to Flensburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Sep

BRADLEY, ALBERT GASTON THOMAS  (136336) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9447 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Flensburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Sep

HADWEN, JOHN HORNSBY  (568021) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9447 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Flensburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Sep

TAYLOR, ALFRED  (908047) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9447 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Flensburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Sep

NEWMAN, COLIN ALFRED  (958994) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9447 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Flensburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Sep

KELLY, RALPH ANDREAE  (1181766) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9447 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Flensburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Sep

JONES, ARTHUR WHITELEY  (1218575) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9447 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Flensburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Sep

PATTISSON, CHARLES  (1264245) RAFVR - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9447 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Flensburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Sep

MEE, LEO GEORGE  (402559) RNZAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT517 DY-G of No 102 Sqn, which was lost over the target on a raid to Flensburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

24-Sep

COULTHARD, JOHN CHARLES  (569673) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT517 DY-G of No 102 Sqn, which was lost over the target on a raid to Flensburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

24-Sep

JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM  (655206) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT517 DY-G of No 102 Sqn, which was lost over the target on a raid to Flensburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

24-Sep

DAVIDSON, WILLIAM HARRY  (934262) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT517 DY-G of No 102 Sqn, which was lost over the target on a raid to Flensburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

24-Sep

JACKSON, LEONARD  (938013) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT517 DY-G of No 102 Sqn, which was lost over the target on a raid to Flensburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

24-Sep

SPIRIT, JOHN THOMPSON  (1378900) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT517 DY-G of No 102 Sqn, which was lost over the target on a raid to Flensburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

24-Sep

WOOD, DOUGLAS JACK  (1385934) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT517 DY-G of No 102 Sqn, which was lost over the target on a raid to Flensburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

24-Sep

YOUMANS, FREDERICK ALECK  (R/102932) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT517 DY-G of No 102 Sqn, which was lost over the target on a raid to Flensburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

24-Sep

BASSOM, RICHARD CHARLES EDGAR  (132605) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1055 DY-F of No 102 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near the target on a raid to Flensburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

24-Sep

GOULD, ROBERT JOHN  (405483) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1055 DY-F of No 102 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near the target on a raid to Flensburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

24-Sep

SHERRARD-SMITH, ARTHUR GRAHAM  (924232) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1055 DY-F of No 102 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near the target on a raid to Flensburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

24-Sep

STAINTON, CHARLES  (954283) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1055 DY-F of No 102 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near the target on a raid to Flensburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

24-Sep

REYNOLDS, WILLIAM DOUGLAS  (R/62684) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1055 DY-F of No 102 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near the target on a raid to Flensburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

24-Sep

BENNETT, JOHN  (573729) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1055 DY-F of No 102 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near the target on a raid to Flensburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Sep

COOPER, SYDNEY  (1186699) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1055 DY-F of No 102 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near the target on a raid to Flensburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Sep

FISHER, GEORGE  (118091) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, W4095 of No 151 Sqn, which broke up in the air at Lutton near Polebrook.  He is buried in Bramham (All Saints) Churchyard.

24-Sep

GODFREY, EDWARD GEORGE  (656464) RAFVR - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, W4095 of No 151 Sqn, which broke up in the air at Lutton near Polebrook.  He is buried in Wittering (All Saints) Churchyard.

24-Sep

ROOT, KENNETH ELLWOOD  (R/90493) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, R7265 of No 403 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Barnard Castle, County Durham.  He is buried in Catterick Cemetery.

24-Sep

BURKE, MERVYN KEVIN  (403183) RAAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1274 LQ-R of No 405 Sqn, which crashed in Denmark on a raid to Flensburg.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

24-Sep

SHELDON, WILLIAM  (1112127) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1274 LQ-R of No 405 Sqn, which crashed in Denmark on a raid to Flensburg.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

24-Sep

KAUFMAN, JOHN HYMAN  (1255416) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1274 LQ-R of No 405 Sqn, which crashed in Denmark on a raid to Flensburg.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

24-Sep

GERVAIS, EDWARD EMILE  (J/15815) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1274 LQ-R of No 405 Sqn, which crashed in Denmark on a raid to Flensburg.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

24-Sep

WEBB, WILLIAM MISKIMON  (J/15991) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1274 LQ-R of No 405 Sqn, which crashed in Denmark on a raid to Flensburg.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

24-Sep

OTT, JOHN  (R/4418) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1274 LQ-R of No 405 Sqn, which crashed in Denmark on a raid to Flensburg.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

24-Sep

RANKIN, JOHN MAXWELL  (R/62139) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1274 LQ-R of No 405 Sqn, which crashed in Denmark on a raid to Flensburg.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

24-Sep

GIBBONS, ARTHUR HENRY  (1202136) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT233 of No 415 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Leuchars.  He is buried in Chingford Mount Cemetery.

24-Sep

HIGSON, ARNOLD  (1122301) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT233 of No 415 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Leuchars.  He is buried in Deane (St Mary) Churchyard.

24-Sep

BIRD, DENNIS ROBERT  (1382299) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT233 of No 415 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Leuchars.  He is buried in Manor Park Cemetery.

24-Sep

COATES, KENNETH  (1006972) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT233 of No 415 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Leuchars.  He is buried in Oldham (Chadderton) Cemetery.

24-Sep

JARDINE, DOUGLAS GRAEME  (R/60600) RCAF - age 25

WO II

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, Z3895 of No 534 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing near Arundel in Sussex.  He is buried in Chichester Cemetery.

24-Sep

CADD, KENNETH FRANCIS  (415114) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, X7073 of No 15 (P) AFU, which crashed near Church Fenton.  He is buried in Leconfield (St Catherine) Churchyard.

24-Sep

WATSON, ALBERT VICTOR  (1202492) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DL516 of No 2 GTS, which crashed whilst towing Hotspur II, BT624 possibly as the result of the glider getting too high on the tow.  He is buried in Leicester (Belgrave) Cemetery.

24-Sep

COALBRAN, ALFRED HENRY  (1332054) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fleet Fort, 3596 of No 2 WS, which spun into the ground after stalling in a steep climbing turn during unauthorised low flying.  He is buried in Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery.

24-Sep

FORAN, MARTIN RAYMOND  (R/117007) RCAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV653 of No 22 OTU, which crashed into the Watch Office at Stratford whilst landing at the end of a night flying practice.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

24-Sep

JENNINGS, GEORGE FREDERICK  (962047) RAFVR - age 34

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 36 SFTS and died from natural causes.  He is buried in Red Deer Cemetery.

24-Sep

TURNER, NELSON CREMER  (39780) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P7319 of No 53 OTU, which he abandoned following an engine fire but his parachute failed to deploy correctly.  He is buried in Llantwit Major Cemetery.

24-Sep

BROWN, ROBERT FRANCIS  (1541807) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIC, EL329/G of the AAEE, which rolled and crashed on return to Boscombe Down following rocket projectile trials.  He is buried in Coniscliffe (St Edwin) New Churchyard.

24-Sep

BRIGHT, VERNON MAXWELL  (41250) RAF - age 26

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIC, EL329/G of the AAEE, which rolled and crashed on return to Boscombe Down following rocket projectile trials.  He was cremated at Southampton Crematorium.

24-Sep

DOWNS, CHARLES NORMAN FREDERICK  (1339025) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in BT13, 40-869 from Gunter Field, which crashed in an attempted forced landing near Gunter Field following an engine failure.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe..

24-Sep

KAY, EDWARD  (1390360) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He had been travelling aboard HMT Laconia, and probably died from injuries and exposure following the sinking of the ship, which had been sunk by the U-156 about 130 miles NNW of Ascension Island whilst transporting civilians, troops and Italian PoWs from the Middle East to the UK.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Sep

GRIFFITH, WALTER BERRY BARCLAY HARRY  (40696) RAF - age 29

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Condover at the time of his death which occurred in the RAF Hospital, Cosford from injuries received in a motorbike accident four days earlier.  He is buried in Newcastle Church of Ireland Churchyard.

24-Sep

CRAWSHAW, HARRY WINSTON  (J529845) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was serving in the UK and was killed in the bombing of a billet in Marine Court, Hastings.  He is buried in Hastings Cemetery, Sussex.

24-Sep

JOHNSON, JOHN LESLIE  (1029670) RAFVR - age 30

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 Morley Cemetery.

24-Sep

WISEMAN, TOM  (994603) RAFVR - age 29

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and was killed in the bombing of a billet in Marine Court, Hastings.  He is buried in Oldham (Hollinwood) Cemetery.

24-Sep

TOMS, DEREK ALFRED  (1140065) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was serving in the UK and was killed in the bombing of a billet in Marine Court, Hastings.  He is buried in Salford (Agecroft) Cemetery.

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