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Casualties - 25 - 28 September 1942


25-Sep

COLDICOTT, CEDRIC NILS  (570285) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5679 QR-O of No 61 Sqn, which crashed and blew up on impact in Denmark on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Frederikshavn Cemetery.

25-Sep

MORRISON, LEAVIS WILSON  (656649) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5679 QR-O of No 61 Sqn, which crashed and blew up on impact in Denmark on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Frederikshavn Cemetery.

25-Sep

DYSON, EDWIN  (1059428) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5679 QR-O of No 61 Sqn, which crashed and blew up on impact in Denmark on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Frederikshavn Cemetery.

25-Sep

CORMACK, ALEXANDER MCGEE  (1290672) RAFVR - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5679 QR-O of No 61 Sqn, which crashed and blew up on impact in Denmark on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Frederikshavn Cemetery.

25-Sep

BEVAN, THOMAS RALPH  (1317942) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5679 QR-O of No 61 Sqn, which crashed and blew up on impact in Denmark on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Frederikshavn Cemetery.

25-Sep

DUFFIELD, JOHN ALVIN  (R/68670) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5679 QR-O of No 61 Sqn, which crashed and blew up on impact in Denmark on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Frederikshavn Cemetery.

25-Sep

EMERSLUND, WILLIAM YOUNG  (R/92023) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5679 QR-O of No 61 Sqn, which crashed and blew up on impact in Denmark on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Frederikshavn Cemetery.

25-Sep

CARTER, GORDON KENNETH  (1283561) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DK325 of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s during an attack on the Gestapo HQ in Oslo.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery.

25-Sep

YOUNG, WILLIAM SHIRLEY  (1344278) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DK325 of No 105 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s during an attack on the Gestapo HQ in Oslo.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery.

25-Sep

ROBERTS, EDWARD ELVIN  (573897) RAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP119 of No 119 Sqn, which crashed in the sea off Cadiz after running into an electrical storm during a ferry flight to Gibraltar.  He is buried in Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery.

25-Sep

WRIGHT, THOMAS LINDSAY  (J/7077) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP119 of No 119 Sqn, which crashed in the sea off Cadiz after running into an electrical storm during a ferry flight to Gibraltar.  He is buried in Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery.

25-Sep

MARJORAM, LESLIE ERNEST  (748259) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP119 of No 119 Sqn, which crashed in the sea off Cadiz after running into an electrical storm during a ferry flight to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Gibraltar Memorial.

25-Sep

NUTTALL, HARRY  (1108410) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP119 of No 119 Sqn, which crashed in the sea off Cadiz after running into an electrical storm during a ferry flight to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Gibraltar Memorial.

25-Sep

JEFFERY, MAURICE RICHARD  (404013) RNZAF - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP119 of No 119 Sqn, which crashed in the sea off Cadiz after running into an electrical storm during a ferry flight to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Sep

VALE, FRANCIS EDWARD  (J/8634) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP119 of No 119 Sqn, which crashed in the sea off Cadiz after running into an electrical storm during a ferry flight to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Sep

WATT, ALEXANDER SIMPSON  (R/85487) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP119 of No 119 Sqn, which crashed in the sea off Cadiz after running into an electrical storm during a ferry flight to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Sep

FRANKLIN, RONALD EDEN  (1504580) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V Z9131 MA-Q of No 161 Sqn, which he was fatally injured when the crew abandoned the aircraft during a SOE sortie.  He is buried in Sevigny-Waleppe Churchyard.

25-Sep

HEALY, DENNIS EDWARD DSO (60287) RAF - age 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina, ? of No 210 Sqn, which was attacked and damaged by a Ju 88 off the Russian coast.  He is buried in Severomorsk (Vaenga) Cemetery.

25-Sep

KETTLE, ANDREW MURRAY  (401170) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore II, AG814 of No 223 Sqn, which crashed on take off for a training flight from LG 86 and burst into flames.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

25-Sep

BUCHANAN, NORMAN ROSS  (406609) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore II, AG814 of No 223 Sqn, which crashed on take off for a training flight from LG 86 and burst into flames.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

25-Sep

BANNISTER, JOHN RUSSELL  (408166) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore II, AG814 of No 223 Sqn, which crashed on take off for a training flight from LG 86 and burst into flames.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

25-Sep

PATTERSON, GEORGE HENRY  (1294122) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore II, AG814 of No 223 Sqn, which crashed on take off for a training flight from LG 86 and burst into flames.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

25-Sep

LORIMER, JOHN DIXON  (632958) RAF - age 22

LAC

He was serving with No 1 SFTS (India) at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

25-Sep

MORGAN, EDWARD DOUGLAS  (1321184) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD667 of No 10 OTU, which crashed as it took off from Abingdon on a training flight.  He was cremated at  Enfield Crematorium.

25-Sep

CUNNINGHAM, PHILIP EDMUND  (655503) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD667 of No 10 OTU, which crashed as it took off from Abingdon on a training flight.  He is buried in Hawkinge Cemetery.

25-Sep

CLEMSON, ALBERT THOMAS  (1264827) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD667 of No 10 OTU, which crashed as it took off from Abingdon on a training flight.  He is buried in Mortlake Cemetery.

25-Sep

ELPHICK, HENRY GEOFFREY  (1315492) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T6242 of No 22 EFTS, which flew into the ground at Papworth Cambridgeshire.  He is buried in Reading (Caversham) Cemetery.

25-Sep

McNAMARA, JOHN FREDERICK  (1314971) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, X4234 of No 57 OTU, which dived into the ground near Alsager in Cheshire.  He is buried in Bristol (Greenbank) Cemetery.

25-Sep

HOWGATE, GEORGE HERBERT  (530552) RAF - age Unknown

Cpl

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.

25-Sep

ROSE, STANLEY ALBERT  (620400) RAF - age 23

LAC

He had been serving at RAF Kai Tak and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in Hong Kong.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery.

25-Sep

METHUEN, GEORGE RENNIE  (1803146) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T6242 of No 22 EFTS, which flew into the ground at Papworth Cambridgeshire.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

25-Sep

BODDY, CHARLES  (508737) RAF - age 35

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 Bromley.  He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery.

26-Sep

THOMPSON, HAROLD CLASSEN  (401864) RAAF - age 33

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, BJ776 PH-V of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Sep

WARD, JACK STRATFORD  (402989) RAAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, BJ776 PH-V of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Sep

RICH, ALWYN CHARLES  (403375) RAAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, BJ776 PH-V of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Sep

MITCHELL, PHILLIP ROSSITER  (406812) RAAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, BJ776 PH-V of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Sep

HARDEN, JACK BRUCE  (411320) RAAF - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, BJ776 PH-V of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Sep

ADAMS, DONALD ARTHUR  (41859) RNZAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF846 'P' of No 40 Sqn, which crashed near LG146 on a raid to Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

26-Sep

LANGHAM, GERALD FITZGERALD  (41913) RNZAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF846 'P' of No 40 Sqn, which crashed near LG146 on a raid to Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

26-Sep

WELSH, JOHN MILLER  (391432) RNZAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF846 'P' of No 40 Sqn, which crashed near LG146 on a raid to Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

26-Sep

SMART, MERVYN GOULBOURNE  (401397) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF846 'P' of No 40 Sqn, which crashed near LG146 on a raid to Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

26-Sep

COOK, RICHARD HENRY  (404593) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF846 'P' of No 40 Sqn, which crashed near LG146 on a raid to Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

26-Sep

PRICE, WILLIAM GEORGE JAMES  (1312849) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF846 'P' of No 40 Sqn, which crashed near LG146 on a raid to Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

26-Sep

GRAHAM, HENRY  (1025508) RAFVR - age 35

AC1

He was serving with No 88 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Swanton Morley (All Saints) Churchyard.

26-Sep

SMITH, D D  ()  - age

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS138 of No 133 Sqn, which was lost on a Circus to Morlaix.

26-Sep

NEVILLE, G P ()  - age

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS140 of No 133 Sqn, which was lost on a Circus to Morlaix.   .

26-Sep

RYERSON, L T ()  - age

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS275 of No 133 Sqn, which was lost on a Circus to Morlaix.   .

26-Sep

BAKER, W H ()  - age

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS446 of No 133 Sqn, which was lost on a Circus to Morlaix.   .

26-Sep

EDWARDS, ROBERT HOWARD  (42113) RAF - age 22

Flt Lt

He was captured when Battle I, L5502 of No 142 Sqn, was shot down in the Brussels area on 28 Jul 1940 and was killed by a guard when he attempted to escape from Oflag XXIB at Schubin by climbing over the perimeter wire.  He is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery.

26-Sep

ALLWOOD, JOHN EDWARD GEORGE DFM (633511) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was serving with No 160 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh Cemetery.

26-Sep

HARRISON, FREDERICK THOMAS  (1308341) RAFVR - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, T5195 of No 254 Sqn, which flew into the sea off Ayr during a torpedo training sortie.  He is buried in Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire.

26-Sep

KNOTT, HERBERT ARTHUR  (1265731) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, T5195 of No 254 Sqn, which flew into the sea off Ayr during a torpedo training sortie.  He is buried in Kersal (St Paul) Churchyard.

26-Sep

HOKAN, JUNIUS LYMAN EDWARD  (J/6833) RCAF - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BR981 of No 401 Sqn, which ditched in the Channel having run short of fuel on its return from a sweep over France.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Sep

FRY, WILLIAM BENJAMIN  (R/98031) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD135 of No 504 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Dungiven, County Londonderry.  He is buried in Drumachose (Christ Church) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

26-Sep

PLACHNER, EDWARD CHRISTOPHER  (R/93712) RCAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, AR508 of No 610 Sqn, which crashed at Ditchingham, Norfolk.  He is buried in Scottow Cemetery.

26-Sep

SOUTHALL, JOHN WILLIAM  (119315) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Henley III, L3301 of No 1 AACU, which crashed into the sea off Anglesey after being hit in error by AA fire.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Sep

MacDONALD, LOUIS JOHN  (R/95565) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He died in the Galloway General Infirmary from natural causes.

26-Sep

HUGHES, WILLIAM ROBERT  (1317463) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD232 of No 24 OTU, which flew into a mountain in Caernarvonshire during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Aldershot Civil Cemetery.

26-Sep

HASSALL, JOHN  (1167689) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD232 of No 24 OTU, which flew into a mountain in Caernarvonshire during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Great Wyrley Cemetery.

26-Sep

STUART, CHARLES ALEXANDER  (414356) RNZAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD232 of No 24 OTU, which flew into a mountain in Caernarvonshire during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Llanbeblig Public Cemetery, Caernarfon.

26-Sep

HOOKEY, JOSEPH PATRICK  (798613) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD232 of No 24 OTU, which flew into a mountain in Caernarvonshire during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Llanbeblig Public Cemetery, Caernarfon.

26-Sep

SMITH, VICTOR RALPH  (1390006) RAFVR - age 18

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD232 of No 24 OTU, which flew into a mountain in Caernarvonshire during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Southminster (St Leonard) Churchyard.

26-Sep

KEIGHTLEY, JOHN CLIFF  (1202833) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV821 of No 26 OTU, which he was killed when the propeller of the aircraft came off and struck the side of the aircraft, which then crashed near Pateley Bridge.  He is buried in Harrow (Weastone) Cemetery.

26-Sep

LEUTSCHER, RONALD NORMAN  (1331280) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, R7157 of No 52 OTU, which dived into the ground near Quedgeley.  He is buried in Cirencester Cemetery.

26-Sep

DEAN, PHILIP RICHARD  (127052) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was seconded to BOAC and was killed whilst flying in Whitley, BD382 (G-AGCI) of BOAC, which ditched in the sea whilst on an air test off Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Sep

CURNOCK, SAMUEL DAVID JAMES  (1209186) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was seconded to BOAC and was killed whilst flying in Whitley, BD382 (G-AGCI) of BOAC, which ditched in the sea whilst on an air test off Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Sep

RIDEOUT, MONTAGUE CYRIL  (1168086) RAFVR - age 28

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 Chard 4 Qtr.  He is buried in Barwick (St Mary Magdaline) New Churchyard.

26-Sep

CROWLEY, GEORGE  (1148857) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Anglesey W 4Qtr.  He is buried in Llangadwaladr (St Cadwaladr) Churchyard.

26-Sep

RATCHFORD, FRANCIS  (1057850) RAFVR - age 29

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 Prescot.  He is buried in St Helens Cemetery.

26-Sep

PEARSON, CHARLES KENNETH  (1093894) 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 Aled.  He is buried in West Bromwich Cemetery.

27-Sep

ATKINSON, ROLF EDGAR  (104526) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7822 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Flensburg after reporting having been attacked by a night fighter and being low on fuel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Sep

O'KEEFFE, CLAUDE EDWARD JOHN  (405061) RAAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7822 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Flensburg after reporting having been attacked by a night fighter and being low on fuel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Sep

LISTER, FRANK  (1077330) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7822 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Flensburg after reporting having been attacked by a night fighter and being low on fuel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Sep

THOMAS, ARTHUR EDGAR  (1262993) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7822 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Flensburg after reporting having been attacked by a night fighter and being low on fuel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Sep

CROFTON, CECIL CHARLES WILLIAM  (1272132) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7822 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Flensburg after reporting having been attacked by a night fighter and being low on fuel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Sep

BATH, PERCY HORACE  (1323476) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7822 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Flensburg after reporting having been attacked by a night fighter and being low on fuel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Sep

GRAY, STANLEY GODDARD  (R/79093) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7822 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Flensburg after reporting having been attacked by a night fighter and being low on fuel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Sep

ERNST, LLOYD SYLVESTER  (R/85838) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7822 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Flensburg after reporting having been attacked by a night fighter and being low on fuel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Sep

STAINFORTH, GEORGE HEDLEY AFC (17150) RAF - age 43

Wg Cdr

He was serving with No 89 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

27-Sep

LAWSON, PETER TURNER  (47162) RAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was serving with No 89 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

27-Sep

WADDINGHAM, JOHN DFC (40867) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, V8268 of No 89 Sqn, which he was seriously burned when his aircraft crashed on landing having suffered an engine failure and been hit by friendly AA fire whilst returning from and interception the previous day  He died from shock the following day.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

27-Sep

GREEN, FREDERICK GEORGE  (618327) RAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V Z9275 NF-G of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near a German airfield whilst engaged on a SOE sortie.  He is buried in Merville Communal Cemetery Extension.

27-Sep

FREELAND, DAVID HARRISON  (979399) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V Z9275 NF-G of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near a German airfield whilst engaged on a SOE sortie.  He is buried in Merville Communal Cemetery Extension.

27-Sep

HAYHOE, EDMUND GEORGE  (1290931) RAFVR - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V Z9275 NF-G of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near a German airfield whilst engaged on a SOE sortie.  He is buried in Merville Communal Cemetery Extension.

27-Sep

THOMAS, THOMAS NAUNTON  (404698) RAAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV520 'O' of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

27-Sep

WEIR, JAMES  (1063792) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV520 'O' of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

27-Sep

NOBLE, JAMES  (1325711) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV520 'O' of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

27-Sep

MOIR, JOHN MANWARING STEWARD  (1343513) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV520 'O' of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

27-Sep

BEADLE, NEVILLE GRAHAM  (1384238) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV520 'O' of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

27-Sep

WILLIAMS, RAYMOND JOHN  (R/77251) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV520 'O' of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

27-Sep

LINDSELL, ALAN GORDON HOWARD  (42616) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Typhoon I, R7676 of No 181 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Duxford.  He is buried in Whittlesford (SS Mary and Andrew) Churchyard.

27-Sep

WALKER, GAVIN WILLIAM  (114418) RAFVR - age 24

Fg Off

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

27-Sep

MITCHELL, FRANCIS BEAUMONT BEM (1255790) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD376 of No 10 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames whilst attempting to go-round on landing at Stanton Harcourt on its return from night flying exercise.  He is buried in Bells Hill Burial Ground.

27-Sep

STEEL, BERNARD REGINALD  (126792) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD376 of No 10 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames whilst attempting to go-round on landing at Stanton Harcourt on it's return from night flying exercise.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

27-Sep

MINNEY, ALEXANDER RICHARD  (938925) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD376 of No 10 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames whilst attempting to go-round on landing at Stanton Harcourt on it's return from night flying exercise.  He is buried in Kettering (London Road) Cemetery.

27-Sep

CLARKE, NORMAN GEORGE  (657357) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD376 of No 10 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames whilst attempting to go-round on landing at Stanton Harcourt on it's return from night flying exercise.  He is buried in Northam (St Margaret) Churchyard.

27-Sep

BARTLETT, DENIS ROSS CROCKFORD  (118826) RAFVR - age 34

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD376 of No 10 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames whilst attempting to go-round on landing at Stanton Harcourt on its return from night flying exercise.  He is buried in Witley (All Saints) Churchyard.

27-Sep

BURNS, JOHN FRANCIS  (R/102612) RCAF - age 25

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in killed in a motor vehicle accident. of No 12 OTU, which .  He is buried in Banbury Cemetery.

27-Sep

CLOTHIER, GRAHAME HILTON  (411865) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, R6081 of No 15 (P) AFU, which crashed after hitting a tree near Sheffield in fog whilst trying to pinpoint his position on a solo cross-country flight.  He is buried in Doncaster (Rose Hill) Cemetery.

27-Sep

BAILEY, ROBERT SHARP  (983450) RAFVR - age 26

LAC

He was serving with No 16 WU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Tehran War Cemetery.

27-Sep

BOWRING, WILLIAM ARTHUR REGINALD  (365160) RAF - age 34

WO

He was serving with No 30 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery.

27-Sep

MAUND, GEOFFREY RICHARD GWYNYDD  (117800) RAF - age 48

Plt Off

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

27-Sep

COCKROFT, ROBERT  (351465) RAF - age 48

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 Sleaford.  He is buried in Clifton (All Saints) New Churchyard.

27-Sep

BILLINGTON, JOHN LEONARD  (1450923) RAFVR - age 36

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 West Cheshire.  He is buried in Edgeware (St Margaret) Churchyard.

27-Sep

LORRISON, CONSTANCE  (2095793) WAAF - age 24

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 Stafford.  She is buried in Monk Helseden (Blackhall) Cemetery.

27-Sep

RAWLINSON, BERTRAM  (955199) RAFVR - 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 Wirral.  He is buried in Talke (or Talk o' the Hill) (St Martin) Churchyard.

28-Sep

HAMLYN, ALEXANDER GORDON  (798619) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 37 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

28-Sep

MORRIS, ALAN ARTHUR  (400280) RAAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9105 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed into the jungle 30 minutes into a test flight.  He is buried in Port of Spain (St James) Military Cemetery.

28-Sep

FISCHER, J H USAAC () USAAC - age

PFC

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9105 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed into the jungle 30 minutes into a test flight.   .

28-Sep

SHIPES, S L USAAC () USAAC - age

PFC

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9105 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed into the jungle 30 minutes into a test flight.   .

28-Sep

SMITH, USAAC () USAAC - age

Pte

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9105 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed into the jungle 30 minutes into a test flight.   .

28-Sep

NOBES, G M USN () USNR - age

AMM3C

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9105 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed into the jungle 30 minutes into a test flight.   .

28-Sep

CROFTON, RICHARD MERVYN ECHLIN  (1250335) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2285 of No 88 Sqn, which crashed into Wellington III, BJ772 at Mildenhall after it had struck a tree during a training flight.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

28-Sep

PARSONS, ROBERT JAMES SEALER  (33462) RAF - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III Z1663 KO-J of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 into the Ijsselmeer on a raid to the Dortmund-Ems Canal.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

28-Sep

PARKER, JOHN AUSTIN  (R/83152) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III Z1663 KO-J of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 into the Ijsselmeer on a raid to the Dortmund-Ems Canal.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

28-Sep

CLOUGH, WILLIAM LEONARD  (923190) RAFVR - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III Z1663 KO-J of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 into the Ijsselmeer on a raid to the Dortmund-Ems Canal.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Sep

SHEA, JAMES JUNIOR  (R/983955) RCAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VI, BR587 of No 124 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Merston, Sussex.  He is buried in Chichester Cemetery.

28-Sep

PEARSE, STANLEY CHARLES  (46903) RAF - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD947 of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

28-Sep

BANBURY, RICHARD MOSTYN GRAHAM  (404746) RAAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD947 of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

28-Sep

THRELFALL, ALAN HOLDEN  (1060131) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD947 of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

28-Sep

GRESHAM, RICHARD HENRY  (1330539) RAFVR - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD947 of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

28-Sep

MITCHELL, DONALD ALEX  (R/61680) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD947 of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

28-Sep

MILLER, DAVID DOUGLAS  (R/68104) RCAF - age 27

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD947 of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

28-Sep

FOOKES, RICHARD KEEBLE  (120779) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane PR IIA, BE709 of No 208 Sqn, which was shot down near Burg el Arab on photo-reconnaissance sortie.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

28-Sep

DRINKWATER, DEREK  (1477471) RAFVR - age 19

AC1

He was serving with No 233 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

 

WARE, LAURENCE JACK DFM (1165253) RAFVR - age 21

WO

He was serving with No 108 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

28-Sep

DAWSON, EILEEN  (2049717) WAAF - age 20 LACW She was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, DF471 of No 427 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Dent in the Yorkshire Dales.  She is buried in Darlington North Cemetery.

28-Sep

ANDERSON, ARCHIBALD WATT  (1344036) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3761 of No 13 OTU, which crashed and caught fire on take off from Bicester following an engine failure.  He is buried in Bicester Cemetery.

28-Sep

TREE, BASIL GORDON  (117991) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V4035 of No 1507 Flt, which crashed after hitting a tree whilst carrying out dual beam flying practice at Finningley.  He is buried in Cottingham Cemetery.

28-Sep

McCOSKER, HECTOR GORDON ROCH  (413023) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V4035 of No 1507 Flt, which crashed after hitting a tree whilst carrying out dual beam flying practice at Finningley.  He is buried in Finningley (Holy Trinity and St Oswald) Churchyard Extension.

28-Sep

GILBERT, JOSEPH WILFRED MARCEL  (R/62812) RCAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk, ? of No 53 RSU, which crashed in a severe sandstorm.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

28-Sep

WHITE, TOM SPEEDY  (1312068) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, ? of No 7 OTU, which lost over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Sep

COFFEY, JOHN ROBERT  (R/105624) RCAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, ? of No 7 OTU, which lost over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Sep

ADAMS, HARRY WALTER HUGHES  (R/106018) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, ? of No 7 OTU, which lost over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Sep

HUTTON, EDSEL RAYMOND  (R/110037) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, ? of No 7 OTU, which lost over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Sep

OATWAY, JOHN EVERED  (R/98512) RCAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, ? of No 7 OTU, which lost over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Sep

CHARTIER, JOSEPH LEON TRIFFLE  (R/98891) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, ? of No 7 OTU, which lost over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Sep

WELLS, HORACE RUDYARD KENNETH  (31298) RAF - age 26

Sqn Ldr

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.

28-Sep

DANIELS, GERALD ERNEST DEANE  (1320004) 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.

28-Sep

HOLLAND, JOHN  (1071582) RAFVR - age 30

Flt Sgt

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

28-Sep

WILKINSON, DENIS  (1437738) 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 Bridgend.  He is buried in Widnes Cemetery.

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