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Casualties - 5 - 6 September 1942


05-Sep

NEEDHAM, ARTHUR SIDNEY  (117845) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8595 of No 12 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Cromer having abandoned its mission to Bremen due to engine trouble.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

SMITH, FRANK  (994288) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8595 of No 12 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Cromer having abandoned its mission to Bremen due to engine trouble.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

BLAND, STANLEY  (1024020) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8595 of No 12 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Cromer having abandoned its mission to Bremen due to engine trouble.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

MILLS, RUSSEL WILBERT LEWIS  (R/86929) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8595 of No 12 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Cromer having abandoned its mission to Bremen due to engine trouble.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

WAITE, KENNETH C.  (1030977) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

He was serving with No 38 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery.

05-Sep

JOSLIN, PETER CLEMENT VELLACOTT  (131479) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5682 QR-R of No 61 Sqn, which damaged by flak, it was shot down by a night fighter near the Dutch coast on a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Idaarderadeel (Wartena) General Cemetery.

05-Sep

COOPER, JAMES FRANCIS  (R/55387) RCAF - age 29

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5682 QR-R of No 61 Sqn, which damaged by flak, it was shot down by a night fighter near the Dutch coast on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

MAY, EDWARD JOSEPH  (755631) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5682 QR-R of No 61 Sqn, which damaged by flak, it was shot down by a night fighter near the Dutch coast on a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Tietjerksteradeel (Eernewoude) Protestant Churchyard.

05-Sep

THOMAS, CHENERY  (115132) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS150 of No 64 Sqn, which was shot down by an Fw190 of JG26 during a Circus 214 op to Rouen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

KOVANDA, JAROSLAV  (787852) RAFVR - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, X7842 of No 68 Sqn, which crashed on take off at Frettenham in Norfolk.  He is buried in Scottow Cemetery.

05-Sep

RICHTER, KAREL  (788029) RAFVR - age 39

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, X7842 of No 68 Sqn, which crashed on take off at Frettenham in Norfolk.  He is buried in Scottow Cemetery.

05-Sep

McLELLAND, ROBERT HAROLD  (130720) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB477 'W' of No 70 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target on a raid to Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Sep

GORDON, JAMES DOUGLAS  (402455) RNZAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB477 'W' of No 70 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target on a raid to Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Sep

HARRISON, DENNIS EDGAR  (1152009) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB477 'W' of No 70 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target on a raid to Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Sep

JAMES, RAYMOND MORSE  (1314315) RAFVR - age 28

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB477 'W' of No 70 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target on a raid to Tobruk.  He is buried in Tel el Kebir War Memorial Cemetery.

05-Sep

GALLAGHER, STANLEY ISAIAH  (404059) RNZAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB477 'W' of No 70 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target on a raid to Tobruk.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

05-Sep

RAE, EDWARD DONALD BURNETT  (1170033) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB477 'W' of No 70 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target on a raid to Tobruk.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

05-Sep

LOVE, JOHN DARRAH  (1551553) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 79 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Sep

GILL, NORMAN INGRAM  (116091) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ891 of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

HARRISON, ROBERT WALTER  (118897) RAFVR - age 40

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ891 of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

JENNINGS, GEORGE SMITH  (411763) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ891 of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

TAPP, JOSEPH NORBERT  (R/55549) RCAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ891 of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

GILL, JOHN DAVIDSON  (R/62821) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ891 of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

CROCKETT, JAMES GRANT  (403393) RAAF - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1220 of No 103 Sqn, which crashed near Leeuwarden in Holland during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Leeuwarderadeel (Jelsum) Protestant Churchyard.

05-Sep

BEESLEY, ALEC HENRY  (404631) RAAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1220 of No 103 Sqn, which crashed near Leeuwarden in Holland during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Leeuwarderadeel (Jelsum) Protestant Churchyard.

05-Sep

DAVIES, ERNEST LEWIS  (404934) RAAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1220 of No 103 Sqn, which crashed near Leeuwarden in Holland during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Leeuwarderadeel (Jelsum) Protestant Churchyard.

05-Sep

BELBIN, SYDNEY FRANK  (408140) RAAF - age 33

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1220 of No 103 Sqn, which crashed near Leeuwarden in Holland during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Leeuwarderadeel (Jelsum) Protestant Churchyard.

05-Sep

PARISH, JOHN JAMES  (622589) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1220 of No 103 Sqn, which crashed near Leeuwarden in Holland during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Leeuwarderadeel (Jelsum) Protestant Churchyard.

05-Sep

WHITEHEAD, JOHN DOUGLAS  (1057167) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1220 of No 103 Sqn, which crashed near Leeuwarden in Holland during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Leeuwarderadeel (Jelsum) Protestant Churchyard.

05-Sep

SELWAY, SIDNEY MERVYN  (1376161) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1220 of No 103 Sqn, which crashed near Leeuwarden in Holland during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Leeuwarderadeel (Jelsum) Protestant Churchyard.

05-Sep

DAVIES, FREDERICK RANDALL EGERTON  (118141) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ663 KO-N of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Germany during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

05-Sep

BROWN, GEORGE KIRTLEY  (535260) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ663 KO-N of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Germany during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

05-Sep

MERIFIELD, JOHN WYNNE  (655376) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ663 KO-N of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Germany during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

05-Sep

BUSHELL, HERBERT RANDALL  (1261880) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ663 KO-N of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Germany during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

05-Sep

FINCH, HAROLD CLIFFORD  (1380468) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ663 KO-N of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Germany during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

05-Sep

BALKWILL, HENRY JOHN  (1391203) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1214 QT-C of No 142 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

05-Sep

ROY, ALEXANDER  (R/84376) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1214 QT-C of No 142 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

05-Sep

CULP, REGINALD HARLEY  (R/75722) RCAF - age 23

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1214 QT-C of No 142 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

LAMONT, IAN CRAIGIE  (R/84347) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1214 QT-C of No 142 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

BAKER, FREDERICK WALTER  (1390119) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1214 QT-C of No 142 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Schiermonnikoog (Vredenhof) Cemetery.

05-Sep

NORTH, WILLIAM JAMES  (123004) RCAF - age 20

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1221 of No 142 Sqn, which crashed as a result of damage sustained on an operation.  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk.

05-Sep

SMITH, JOHN DOUGLAS  (129539) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden, ? of No 144 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is buried in Archangel Allied Cemetery.

05-Sep

ROBERTSON, JAMES MORTON  (1021461) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden, ? of No 144 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

GARRITY, DANIEL CAMERON  (1061251) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden, ? of No 144 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

MILLER, GORDON ERNEST  (R/88850) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden, ? of No 144 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

PARRY, VIVIAN WESTON  (111963) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1671 JN-D of No 150 Sqn, which crashed whilst making an emergency landing near York during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Llanrhwydrys (St Rhwydrys) Churchyard.

05-Sep

BARNES, FREDERICK JOHN CHARLES  (655006) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5755 EM-N of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery. .

05-Sep

ATKINSON, JOHN WILFRED  (1105186) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5755 EM-N of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery. .

05-Sep

ROWLANDS, RICHARD GERALD  (407728) RAAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5755 EM-N of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Hemelumer Oldeferd (Scharl) General Cemetery.

05-Sep

HASTINGS, ADAM BYERS  (120038) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5755 EM-N of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Lemsterland (Lemmer) General Cemetery.

05-Sep

FLECK, GEORGE  (532066) RAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5755 EM-N of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

PATTISON, CECIL VIVIAN  (778001) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5755 EM-N of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

LUTON, JOHN CAMPBELL  (403411) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5755 EM-N of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Staveren General Cemetery.

05-Sep

McCARTHY, ARTHUR  (411222) RNZAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF337 BU-B of No 214 Sqn, which was damaged by a night fighter and later blew up over Holland during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Staphorst (Rouveen) New General Cemetery.

05-Sep

MEREDITH, ELWYN  (568070) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF337 BU-B of No 214 Sqn, which was damaged by a night fighter and later blew up over Holland during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Staphorst (Rouveen) New General Cemetery.

05-Sep

STEWART, IAIN MENZIES ROBERTSON  (949942) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF337 BU-B of No 214 Sqn, which was damaged by a night fighter and later blew up over Holland during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Staphorst (Rouveen) New General Cemetery.

05-Sep

ROUND, EDWARD  (639550) RAF - age 23

AC1

He was serving with No 215 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Madras (St Mary's) Cemetery, Chennai.

05-Sep

AMES, VICTOR ETHELBERT  (905470) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4032 of No 228 Sqn, which crashed in a force landing  off Tiree having run out of fuel.  He is buried in Canterbury Cemetery, Kent.

05-Sep

HENDERSON, WILLIAM HENRY  (638920) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4032 of No 228 Sqn, which crashed in a force landing  off Tiree having run out of fuel.  He is buried in Chepstow Cemetery.

05-Sep

CURRIE, WILLIAM  (990932) RAFVR - age 28

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4032 of No 228 Sqn, which crashed in a force landing  off Tiree having run out of fuel.  He is buried in Newbattle Cemetery.

05-Sep

COWAN, EDWARD  (1255347) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4032 of No 228 Sqn, which crashed in a force landing  off Tiree having run out of fuel.  He is buried in Oban (Pennyfuir) Cemetery.

05-Sep

FIFE, FREDERICK JAMES  (J/4747) RCAF - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4032 of No 228 Sqn, which crashed in a force landing  off Tiree having run out of fuel.  He is buried in Oban (Pennyfuir) Cemetery.

05-Sep

CASTLE, CHARLES FREDERICK  (1386747) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4032 of No 228 Sqn, which crashed in a force landing  off Tiree having run out of fuel.  He is buried in Twickenham Cemetery.

05-Sep

BARBER, KENNETH PAGE  (572527) RAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4032 of No 228 Sqn, which crashed in a force landing  off Tiree having run out of fuel.  He is buried in Weston-Super-Mare Cemetery.

05-Sep

FRAME, ROBERT HICKS  (J/10326) RCAF - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4032 of No 228 Sqn, which crashed in a force landing  off Tiree having run out of fuel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

SZPAK Adam Szymon Stanislaw (P.0135) PAF - age 34

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1320 BH-K of No 300 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

05-Sep

BLACHOWSKI Zygfryd (P.781526) PAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1320 BH-K of No 300 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

05-Sep

KOWALAK Tadeusz (P.792828) PAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1320 BH-K of No 300 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

05-Sep

SZYCHOWIAK Leon (P.793835) PAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1320 BH-K of No 300 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

05-Sep

JAKUBIEC Jozef (P.794222) PAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1320 BH-K of No 300 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

05-Sep

DE LABOUCHERE, F FFAF ()  - age

Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL803 of No 340 Sqn, which was shot down by an Fw190 during Circus 214 to Rouen.   .

05-Sep

THIBAND, L B FFAF ()  - age

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL854 'V' of No 340 Sqn, which was shot down by an Fw190 during Circus 214 to Rouen.   .

05-Sep

TACONET, R A J FFAF ()  - age

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM400 'R' of No 340 Sqn, which was shot down by an Fw190 during Circus 214 to Rouen.   .

05-Sep

DUBOURGEL, V J FFAF ()  - age

Adj

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, N3705 'X' of No 340 Sqn, which was shot down by an Fw190 during Circus 214 to Rouen.   .

05-Sep

MORRIS, CLAUDE REGINALD FREDERICK  (J/8794) RCAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ602 VR-J of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

RIDDER, WARREN HENRY  (R/54463) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ602 VR-J of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

ROYLE, JAMES ARTHUR  (R/82377) RCAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ602 VR-J of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

KERTSON, RICHARD ARTHUR  (R/84533) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ602 VR-J of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

ROBERTSON, ANDREW CRAWFORD STARK  (R/93399) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ602 VR-J of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Sep

NELSON, DONALD HENRY  (6707) RAAF - age 21

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5304 of No 455 Sqn, which crashed into mountains in Sweden and was burnt out during a ferry flight to Russia.  He is buried in Kviberg Cemetery.

05-Sep

NICHOLLS, THOMAS GRAHAM  (400331) RAAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5304 of No 455 Sqn, which crashed into mountains in Sweden and was burnt out during a ferry flight to Russia.  He is buried in Kviberg Cemetery.

05-Sep

SMART, EDWARD JOHN  (400842) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5304 of No 455 Sqn, which crashed into mountains in Sweden and was burnt out during a ferry flight to Russia.  He is buried in Kviberg Cemetery.

05-Sep

HARRIS, JOHN MACENZIE OBERLIN  (408129) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5304 of No 455 Sqn, which crashed into mountains in Sweden and was burnt out during a ferry flight to Russia.  He is buried in Kviberg Cemetery.

05-Sep

BIGGIN, LOUIS ARTHUR  (1358006) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5304 of No 455 Sqn, which crashed into mountains in Sweden and was burnt out during a ferry flight to Russia.  He is buried in Kviberg Cemetery.

05-Sep

RITCHIE, WILLIAM  (1246309) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 979 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery.

05-Sep

BURROWES, THOMAS BERNARD  (414239) RNZAF - age 19

Sgt

He was serving with No 15 OTU  and died of injuries sustained the previous day when he was knocked down by a bus near Reading Railway Station.  He is buried in Harwell Cemetery.

05-Sep

ELSEY, SIDNEY CHARLES  (411068) RAF - age 31

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 Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery.

05-Sep

HENDRIKSEN, ARNOLD PETER  (1381919) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV825 'U' of No 26 OTU, which he died from injuries received when the aircraft caught fire on impact during a heavy landing at Cheddington during circuit training on 30 Aug 1942.  He is buried in Malden (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

05-Sep

BRYAN, JEFFREY  (63479) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Lt

HHe was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1144 'Q' of No 76/454 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and fighters on  a raid to Heraklion airfield.  He is buried in Suda Bay War Cemetery.

05-Sep

POTTS, ALAN  (1109273) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1144 'Q' of No 76/454 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and fighters on  a raid to Heraklion airfield.  He is buried in Suda Bay War Cemetery.

05-Sep

BOXER, HENRY LEONARD PERCIVAL  (576723) RAF - age Unknown

LAC

He had been serving at Takoradi at the time of his death, but circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained .  He is buried in Yaba Cemetery.

05-Sep

WATTS, THOMAS ALBERT  (1099956) RAFVR - age 30

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Cambridge.  He is buried in King's Lynn Cemetery.

05-Sep

SMITH, FRANK SHERVELL  (920737) RAFVR - age 29

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 Brighton.  He is buried in Portsmouth (Eastney or Highland Road) Cemetery.

06-Sep

HILLIER, PHILIP SNOWDEN ALEXANDER DFC (41409) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IID, BN843 of No 6 Sqn, which crashed on the ranges at Shandur during a practice attack.  He baled out but did not survive.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

06-Sep

EVANS, R. CLIFFORD B.  (102236V) SAAF - age 27

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW280 'R' of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down whilst carrying out a torpedo attack on an enemy vessel.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

06-Sep

SHARMAN, DONALD CHARLES  (33529) RAF - age 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW305 'Q' of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down whilst carrying out a torpedo attack on an enemy vessel.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

06-Sep

WATSON, ROBERT MACKINNON  (121415) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in either Beaufort II, AW305 'Q' of No 39 Sqn, which were shot down whilst carrying out a torpedo attack on an enemy vessel.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

06-Sep

GIBBONS, ROY SAMUEL DFM (915751) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Beaufort II, AW305 'Q' of No 39 Sqn, which were shot down whilst carrying out a torpedo attack on an enemy vessel.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

06-Sep

DUNCAN, KEVIN JOHN PATRICK  (916927) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Beaufort II, AW280 'R' of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down whilst carrying out a torpedo attack on an enemy vessel.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

06-Sep

CALVERT, ARTHUR  (1112241) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Beaufort II, AW280 'R' of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down whilst carrying out a torpedo attack on an enemy vessel.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

06-Sep

WADHAM, MICHAEL FRANK NICHOLAS  (1167455) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Beaufort II, AW305 'Q' of No 39 Sqn, which were shot down whilst carrying out a torpedo attack on an enemy vessel.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

06-Sep

COX, EDWARD RONALD  (1294208) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Beaufort II, AW280 'R' of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down whilst carrying out a torpedo attack on an enemy vessel.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

06-Sep

CUNNINGHAM, JAMES DUTTON  (970824) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was mortally wounded whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW381 of No 39 Sqn, which was hit by flak and fighters during an attack on an enemy vessel.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

06-Sep

SARGEANT, JAMES DOUGLAS  (656315) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9387 of No 51 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Sep

TUNNACLIFFE, JOHN  (1061243) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9387 of No 51 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Sep

SEPHTON, NORMAN  (1127646) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9387 of No 51 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Sep

WAIT, KENNETH ALBERT  (1167270) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9387 of No 51 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Sep

RYDER, RICHARD STANLEY I.  (1267013) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9387 of No 51 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Sep

MATHEWS, RICHARD GRANVILLE DOUGLAS  (1324301) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9387 of No 51 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Sep

NICHOLAS, DILLWYN LLOYD  (1206062) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, T3046 of No 96 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Wrexham.  He is buried in Cwmavon (St Michael) Churchyard.

06-Sep

BIRKBECK, JOHN  (100562) RAFVR - age 22

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, T3046 of No 96 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Wrexham.  He is buried in West Acre (All Saints) Churchyard.

06-Sep

EVANS, HERBERT EDMUND  (943155) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DK322 GB-P of No 105 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter over Belgium on a raid to Frankfurt.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

06-Sep

GUDMUNDSEN, DICK D.  (112295) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS292 of No 133 Sqn, which failed to return from a Circus to Abbeville.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard.

06-Sep

FUNNELL, ARCHIBALD STANLEY  (534974) RAF - age 25

Sgt

He was serving with No 150 Sqn and was possibly injured on operations and died from injuries in hospital.  He is buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery.

06-Sep

PARTRIDGE, DENNIS DE MONTFORT  (402878) RAAF - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4666 'Y' of No 227 Sqn, which was shot down whilst flying as escort to a torpedo strike.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

06-Sep

VIVIAN, ANTHONY WILLIAM  (908614) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4666 'Y' of No 227 Sqn, which was shot down whilst flying as escort to a torpedo strike.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

06-Sep

CUSWORTH, ALBERT JOHN  (1187015) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X8089 'A' of No 227 Sqn, which was shot down whilst flying as escort to a torpedo strike.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

06-Sep

NOOME, FREDERICK OWEN  (102200V) SAAF - age 23

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X8089 'A' of No 227 Sqn, which was shot down whilst flying as escort to a torpedo strike.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

06-Sep

DUNBAR, RICHARD ARCHIBALD  (J/6715) RCAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk II, FL241 of No 260 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s whilst on top cover for an interception patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Sep

WILKES, JAMES EDWARD  (J/9185) RCAF - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM701 of No 407 Sqn, which was shot down during a mission to Dunkirk.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

06-Sep

KOHN, BENJAMIN LEO  (R/79806) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM701 of No 407 Sqn, which was shot down during a mission to Dunkirk.  He is buried in Miiddelkerke Communal Cemetery.

06-Sep

FOSKETT, CHARLES ROOTHAM  (J/9523) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM701 of No 407 Sqn, which was shot down during a mission to Dunkirk.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Sep

COUTTS, BENSON ARNOLD WILSON  (R/77992) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM701 of No 407 Sqn, which was shot down during a mission to Dunkirk.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Sep

HACKING, ALAN EGBERT  (63487) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7679 'C' of No 10/227 Sqn, which broke up after being hit and set on fire by flak during a raid on Heraklion airfield on Crete.  He is buried in Suda Bay War Cemetery.

06-Sep

CARSON, ALLAN EDWIN  (404537) RAAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7679 'C' of No 10/227 Sqn, which broke up after being hit and set on fire by flak during a raid on Heraklion airfield on Crete.  He is buried in Suda Bay War Cemetery.

06-Sep

PORRITT, WILLIAM JEREMIAH DFM (R/58432) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7679 'C' of No 10/227 Sqn, which broke up after being hit and set on fire by flak during a raid on Heraklion airfield on Crete.  He is buried in Suda Bay War Cemetery.

06-Sep

BOURKE, PAUL ARTHUR  (116160) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, N7325 of No 1 (C) OTU, which flew into a hill at Wildboar Scar near Appleby-in-Westmorland in bad weather.  He is buried in Bournemouth East Cemetery.

06-Sep

BUMPSTEAD, JOHN  (1017138) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, N7325 of No 1 (C) OTU, which flew into a hill at Wildboar Scar near Appleby-in-Westmorland in bad weather.  He is buried in Sheffield (Tinsley Park) Cemetery.

06-Sep

HEWETT, RONALD WILLIAM  (1380777) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, N7325 of No 1 (C) OTU, which flew into a hill at Wildboar Scar near Appleby-in-Westmorland in bad weather.  He is buried in Solihull Cemetery.

06-Sep

GRIFFIN, LESLIE THOMAS  (1380956) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, N7325 of No 1 (C) OTU, which flew into a hill at Wildboar Scar near Appleby-in-Westmorland in bad weather.  He is buried in Wembley (Alperton) Burial Ground.

06-Sep

BAND, ROBERT  (1376686) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, N7325 of No 1 (C) OTU, which flew into a hill at Wildboar Scar near Appleby-in-Westmorland in bad weather.  He was cremated at  Woking (St John's) Crematorium.

06-Sep

MITCHELL, ROBERT GUNSTONE  (1319691) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was serving with No 11 SFTS at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Yorkton Cemetery.

06-Sep

BOWES, REGINALD JAMES  (R/84656) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BP470 of No 132 MU, which crashed into the sea following an engine failure.  He is buried in Gaza War Cemetery.

06-Sep

DIPLOCK, FREDERICK SAMUEL  (1078336) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, R6379 of No 15 (P) AFU, which dived into the ground at Leconfield.  He is buried in Drumbeg (St Patrick) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

06-Sep

ROSS, FINLAY FARQUARSON  (125879) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2822 JM-F of No 20 OTU, which crashed into the Moray Firth during a night flying practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Sep

SHERWIN, ROBERT WHITE  (1043275) RAFVR - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2822 JM-F of No 20 OTU, which crashed into the Moray Firth during a night flying practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Sep

BIGGS, JAMES WILLIAM  (R/100154) RCAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2822 JM-F of No 20 OTU, which crashed into the Moray Firth during a night flying practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Sep

O'NEIL, EDWARD THOMAS  (R/122572) RCAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2822 JM-F of No 20 OTU, which crashed into the Moray Firth during a night flying practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Sep

WRIGHT, FREDERIC HERBERT RICHARD  (R/79316) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2822 JM-F of No 20 OTU, which crashed into the Moray Firth during a night flying practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Sep

O'HALLORAN, CHARLES AMBROSE  (414666) RNZAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9942 of No 21 OTU, which crashed into trees near Moreton-in-Marsh after control was lost at low level.  He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery.

06-Sep

SALE, ERNEST DESMOND  (414682) RNZAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9942 of No 21 OTU, which crashed into trees near Moreton-in-Marsh after control was lost at low level.  He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery.

06-Sep

CAREY, WILLIAM FREDERICK  (1192583) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9942 of No 21 OTU, which crashed into trees near Moreton-in-Marsh after control was lost at low level.  He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery.

06-Sep

GILMOUR, DONALD MCMURTIE  (R/79099) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9942 of No 21 OTU, which crashed into trees near Moreton-in-Marsh after control was lost at low level.  He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery.

06-Sep

BENNETT, GEOFFREY HARCOURT  (998824) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9942 of No 21 OTU, which crashed into trees near Moreton-in-Marsh after control was lost at low level.  He is buried in Wallasey (Rake Lane) Cemetery.

06-Sep

HOWELL, WILLIAM ARNOLD  (1071844) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stearman PT-27, FJ847 of No 31 EFTS, which crashed into the Bow River near De Winton during a dual training sortie.  He is buried in Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery.

06-Sep

THOMPSON, JOHN ROBERT  (1455337) RAFVR - age 18

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Stearman PT-27, FJ847 of No 31 EFTS, which crashed into the Bow River near De Winton during a dual training sortie.  He is buried in Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery.

06-Sep

JOHNSON, GEORGE RONALD  (1270575) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor II, Z7250 of No 4 Signals School, which collided with DX195 near Hereford.  He is buried in Shrewsbury General Cemetery.

06-Sep

ARCHER, WILLIAM HENRY  (1382141) RAFVR - age 18

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor II, Z7250 of No 4 Signals School, which collided with DX195 near Hereford.  He is buried in St Pancras Cemetery.

06-Sep

DORNIN, GEORGE HUMPHREYS  (1382401) RAFVR - age 22

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor III, DX195 of No 4 Signals School, which collided with Z7250 near Hereford.  He is buried in St Pancras Cemetery.

06-Sep

COX, CHRISTOPHER AUSTEN GEORGE  (1333810) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor III, DX195 of No 4 Signals School, which collided with Z7250 near Hereford.  He was cremated at Woking (St John's) Crematorium.

06-Sep

MACLAREN, EWAN WILLIAM  (415346) RNZAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, W8795 of No 5 (P) AFU, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing on Brindley Common following an engine failure.  He is buried in Stoke-upon-Tern (St Peter) Church Cemetery.

06-Sep

BRADSHAW, ARTHUR  (1023441) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, W8795 of No 5 (P) AFU, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing on Brindley Common following an engine failure.  He is buried in Stoke-upon-Tern (St Peter) Church Cemetery.

06-Sep

GIBSON, FRANK  (975200) RAFVR - age 23

AC2

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

06-Sep

GOODCHILD, JACK HENRY  (518760) RAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

She was serving at Wattisham? at the time of her death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  Her death was registered in Sudbury.  He is buried in Rushmere St Andrew Churchyard.

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