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Casualties - 30 - 31 October 1942


30-Oct

SCHWAIGHART, ROGER RALPH  (1803053) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN684 of No 17 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Calcutta.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register.

30-Oct

DAY, JOHN FORBES ANDRE AFC (2113) RAF - age 52

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V8983 of No 24 Sqn, which flew into a wooded hillside after descending to establish its position.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

30-Oct

DAVIS, PHILIP MEYER  (76388) RAFVR - age 37

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V8983 of No 24 Sqn, which flew into a wooded hillside after descending to establish its position.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

30-Oct

MORBIN, WALTER JOHN  (1179044) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V8983 of No 24 Sqn, which flew into a wooded hillside after descending to establish its position.  He is buried in Camberwell New Cemetery.

30-Oct

HUDD, ARTHUR GEORGE  (637393) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V8983 of No 24 Sqn, which flew into a wooded hillside after descending to establish its position.  He is buried in City of Westminster (Paddington) Cemetery, Mill Hill.

30-Oct

COOK, RAYMOND  (64275) RAFVR - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V8983 of No 24 Sqn, which flew into a wooded hillside after descending to establish its position.  He was cremated at  Golders Green Crematorium.

30-Oct

PETERSON, LAURENCE HERBERT  (J/8384) RCAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane II, xx330 of No 33 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the El Alamein front.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

30-Oct

HALL, ERIC LEES  (951430) RAFVR - age 23

Cpl

He was serving with No 40 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

30-Oct

BROOKES, ERIC  (930979) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4306 of No 49 Sqn, which died from his injuries when the aircraft crashed near Ford airfield on its return from a raid to Milan on 24 Oct 1942.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery.

30-Oct

BRYAN, JAMES HARRY  (1162690) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1029 'S' of No 70 Sqn, which was captured when the aircraft failed to return from a raid to Tobruk on 22 Oct 1942 and died in captivity.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

30-Oct

BALMFORTH, THOMAS WHITELEY  (655642) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV DK316 GB-J of No 105 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Den Helder on a raid to Lingen Ems.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

30-Oct

SIMON, EDWARD LEON  (1381056) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV DK316 GB-J of No 105 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Den Helder on a raid to Lingen Ems.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

30-Oct

PANTKOWSKI Franciszek (P.1571) PAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7773 NF-S of No 138 Sqn, which crashed at Hellern, Refsland, Norway after being shot down on an agent dropping mission to Poland.  He is buried in Egersund Cemetery.

30-Oct

WODZICKI Mariusz (P.76627) PAF - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7773 NF-S of No 138 Sqn, which crashed at Hellern, Refsland, Norway after being shot down on an agent dropping mission to Poland.  He is buried in Egersund Cemetery.

30-Oct

MADEJSKI Tadeusz (P.780189) PAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7773 NF-S of No 138 Sqn, which crashed at Hellern, Refsland, Norway after being shot down on an agent dropping mission to Poland.  He is buried in Egersund Cemetery.

30-Oct

ZAREMBA Franciszek (P.780216) PAF - age 28

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7773 NF-S of No 138 Sqn, which crashed at Hellern, Refsland, Norway after being shot down on an agent dropping mission to Poland.  He is buried in Egersund Cemetery.

30-Oct

SOBKOWIAK Franciszek (P.780420) PAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7773 NF-S of No 138 Sqn, which crashed at Hellern, Refsland, Norway after being shot down on an agent dropping mission to Poland.  He is buried in Egersund Cemetery.

30-Oct

KOZLOWSKI Czeslaw (P.784220) PAF - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7773 NF-S of No 138 Sqn, which crashed at Hellern, Refsland, Norway after being shot down on an agent dropping mission to Poland.  He is buried in Egersund Cemetery.

30-Oct

ZUK Waclaw (P.793039) PAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7773 NF-S of No 138 Sqn, which crashed at Hellern, Refsland, Norway after being shot down on an agent dropping mission to Poland.  He is buried in Egersund Cemetery.

30-Oct

SELLAR, GAVIN MORTON  (68779) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FK242 of No 224 Sqn, which crashed after hitting trees near Plymouth on its return from a convoy escort short of fuel.  He was cremated at  Bournemouth Crematorium.

30-Oct

MARTIN, WILLIAM BALLANTYNE  (122984) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FK242 of No 224 Sqn, which crashed after hitting trees near Plymouth on its return from a convoy escort short of fuel.  He is buried in Buckland Monachorum Cemetery.

30-Oct

CROWTHER, VICTOR EDWARD  (403953) RNZAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FK242 of No 224 Sqn, which crashed after hitting trees near Plymouth on its return from a convoy escort short of fuel.  He is buried in Buckland Monachorum Cemetery.

30-Oct

FRASER, WILLIAM GILMOUR  (1551105) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FK242 of No 224 Sqn, which crashed after hitting trees near Plymouth on its return from a convoy escort short of fuel.  He is buried in Buckland Monachorum Cemetery.

30-Oct

CRUICKSHANKS, WILLIAM ALLEN  (126086) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FK242 of No 224 Sqn, which crashed after hitting trees near Plymouth on its return from a convoy escort short of fuel.  He is buried in Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery.

30-Oct

DAWE, HARRY OLSEN  (655495) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FK242 of No 224 Sqn, which crashed after hitting trees near Plymouth on its return from a convoy escort short of fuel.  He is buried in Wallasey (Rake Lane) Cemetery.

30-Oct

DAVIES, JOHN  (1095230) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 245 Sqn and is thought to have drowned in the River Avon, his body being found on 1 Dec 1942.  He is buried in Ogmore and Garw (Blaenogwr) Cemetery.

30-Oct

HALL, MAURICE GEORGE BARTON  (1162818) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was serving with No 462 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

30-Oct

HEMBROW, SIDNEY DOUGLAS  (641538) RAF - age Unknown

LAC

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.

30-Oct

EDWARDS, ALFRED JOHN NORMAN  (1332823) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, HD293 of No 10 OTU, which ditched in the Atlantic during an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-Oct

FOURNIER, RENE JOSEPH LUDGER  (R/86362) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, HD293 of No 10 OTU, which ditched in the Atlantic during an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-Oct

FOX, CHARLES GEORGE  (129395) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst possibly flying in Anson I, 7056 of No 32 OTU, which lost on a training flight.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

30-Oct

LAWRENCE, ANTHONY WILLIAM  (129408) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst possibly flying in Anson I, 7056 of No 32 OTU, which lost on a training flight.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

30-Oct

LUCKOCK, ROBERT ERNEST  (1332144) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst possibly flying in Anson I, 7056 of No 32 OTU, which lost on a training flight.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

30-Oct

ANDREWS, BASIL WILFRED  (J/15739) RCAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, W8639 of No 53 OTU, which collided with each other near Bridgwater in Somerset.  He is buried in Bridgwater (Quantock Road) Cemetery.

30-Oct

JOSEPHS, HERBERT  (1387107) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, W8639 of No 53 OTU, which collided with each other near Bridgwater in Somerset.  He is buried in Sunderland (Mere Knolls) Cemetery.

30-Oct

STOREY, IVAN WADDELL  (408288) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IA, AR255 of No 53 OTU, which collided with Master, W8639 near Bridgwater in Somerset.  He is buried in Bridgwater (Quantock Road) Cemetery.

30-Oct

WOOD, ANGUS MARCELL  (1337000) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Master I, T8770 of No 55 OTU, which flew into the ground near Penrith in Cumberland.  He is buried in Annan Cemetery.

30-Oct

GILBERT, MICHAEL SIDNEY  (1385416) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Master I, T8770 of No 55 OTU, which flew into the ground near Penrith in Cumberland.  He is buried in Powderham (St Clement) Churchyard.

30-Oct

SHORTHOUSE, RONALD WALTER  (1579745) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

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

30-Oct

PARKINSON, WILLIAM  (74541) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was travelling aboard the SS President Doumer at the time of his death, which was sunk by the U-604, 151 miles north of Madeira.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

30-Oct

RODGERS, CHARLES AUGUSTUS  (111599) RAFVR - age 33

Fg Off

He was travelling aboard the SS President Doumer at the time of his death, which was sunk by the U-604, 151 miles north of Madeira.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

30-Oct

O'MEARA, JOHN ROWLAND  (532558) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was travelling aboard the SS President Doumer at the time of his death, which was sunk by the U-604, 151 miles north of Madeira.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

30-Oct

KELLY, DEREK GODFREY  (553913) RAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was travelling aboard the SS President Doumer at the time of his death, which was sunk by the U-604, 151 miles north of Madeira.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

30-Oct

BELL, FREDERICK CLAUDE  (577224) RAF - age Unknown

AC2

He was travelling aboard the SS President Doumer at the time of his death, which was sunk by the U-604, 151 miles north of Madeira.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

30-Oct

SHERWIN, JOHN WALTER  (621733) RAF - age 22

Cpl

He was travelling aboard the SS President Doumer at the time of his death, which was sunk by the U-604, 151 miles north of Madeira.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

30-Oct

COWLEY, CYRIL ARTHUR  (639559) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was travelling aboard the SS President Doumer at the time of his death, which was sunk by the U-604, 151 miles north of Madeira.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

30-Oct

BRUNT, NORMAN RICHARDS  (1000676) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was travelling aboard the SS President Doumer at the time of his death, which was sunk by the U-604, 151 miles north of Madeira.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

30-Oct

AXTON, WILLIAM GORDON  (317731) RAF - age 43

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 Aylesbury.  He is buried in Hazlemere (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

30-Oct

BRADLEY, CLINTON LLEWELLYN THOMAS  (1264152) RAFVR - age 28

AC1/2

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 Llantwit Major Cemetery.

30-Oct

VICK, WILLIAM JOHN  (610957) RAF - age 24

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 Bath.  He is buried in Wells Cemetery.

30-Oct

PALMER, WILLIAM PATRICK  (46068) RAF - age 37

Fg Off

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 Stamford.  He is buried in Wittering (All Saints) Churchyard.

31-Oct

PACKARD, FRANCIS FREDERICK  (1403000) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8297 of No 88 Sqn, which killed in an explosion as 250 lb bombs were being removed from the aircraft after an aborted raid.  He is buried in Erith (Brook Street) Cemetery.

31-Oct

BONE, EDWARD JOHN  (1449150) RAFVR - age 36

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8297 of No 88 Sqn, which killed in an explosion as 250 lb bombs were being removed from the aircraft after an aborted raid.  He is buried in Norton-in-the-Moors (St Bartholomew) Churchyard.

31-Oct

EMERY, ARNOLD CLIFFORD  (1313486) RAFVR - age 29

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8297 of No 88 Sqn, which killed in an explosion as 250 lb bombs were being removed from the aircraft after an aborted raid.  He is buried in Romsey Cemetery.

31-Oct

BRAMHAM, HARRY  (1217973) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8297 of No 88 Sqn, which killed in an explosion as 250 lb bombs were being removed from the aircraft after an aborted raid.  He is buried in Rotherham (Moorgate) Cemetery.

31-Oct

TORRANCE, ARCHIBALD  (1365831) RAFVR - age 24

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8297 of No 88 Sqn, which killed in an explosion as 250 lb bombs were being removed from the aircraft after an aborted raid.  He is buried in Rutherglen Cemetery.

31-Oct

FOWLER, KENNETH FREDERICK  (1450295) RAFVR - age 19

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8297 of No 88 Sqn, which killed in an explosion as 250 lb bombs were being removed from the aircraft after an aborted raid.  He is buried in Wymondham Cemetery.

31-Oct

GIBBS, RONALD GORDON VICARY  (102128) RAFVR - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD458 of No 91 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 near Dover during a scramble against a raid on Canterbury.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-Oct

FRANCIS, DONALD  (1315446) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4239 of No 97 Sqn, which crashed whilst making a forced landing at Woodhall Spa at the end of a training flight.  He is buried in Cardiff Western Cemetery.

31-Oct

MATTHAMS, RONALD GEORGE  (400416) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4239 of No 97 Sqn, which crashed whilst making a forced landing at Woodhall Spa at the end of a training flight.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery.

31-Oct

COLLINGS, HENRY PHILEMON  (115183) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

A member of No 107 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2179 borrowed from No 88 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 on a raid to Pont-au-Vendin.  He is buried in Adegem Canadian War Cemetery.

31-Oct

PICKERING, FRANCIS REX  (1166528) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

A member of No 107 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2179 borrowed from No 88 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 on a raid to Pont-au-Vendin.  He is buried in Adegem Canadian War Cemetery.

31-Oct

TEBBUTT, RONALD  (1254448) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

A member of No 107 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2179 borrowed from No 88 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 on a raid to Pont-au-Vendin.  He is buried in Adegem Canadian War Cemetery.

31-Oct

NASH, STANLEY WALTER  (1293004) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

A member of No 107 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2179 borrowed from No 88 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 on a raid to Pont-au-Vendin.  He is buried in Adegem Canadian War Cemetery.

31-Oct

JOWITT, DOUGLAS ST JOHN  (114169) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whirlwind I, P7115 of No 137 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a Rhubarb to Le Touquet.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-Oct

TOLMIE, WILLIAM ALEXANDER  (120617) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK360 of No 150 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 over Holland on a raid to Emden.  He is buried in Steenwijkerwold (Wollemsoord) General Cemetery.

31-Oct

COCKS, JOHN GILBERT  (1384870) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK360 of No 150 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 over Holland on a raid to Emden.  He is buried in Steenwijkerwold (Wollemsoord) General Cemetery.

31-Oct

PATTON, CHARLES REGINALD  (R/110977) RCAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK360 of No 150 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 over Holland on a raid to Emden.  He is buried in Steenwijkerwold (Wollemsoord) General Cemetery.

31-Oct

FULLER, JOHN ALEXAND  (R/412322) RNZAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK360 of No 150 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 over Holland on a raid to Emden.  He is buried in Steenwijkerwold (Wollemsoord) General Cemetery.

31-Oct

MAKAY, ALBERT GEORGE  (R/86164) RCAF - age 20

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK360 of No 150 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 over Holland on a raid to Emden.  He is buried in Steenwijkerwold (Wollemsoord) General Cemetery.

31-Oct

TOWNER, JACK  (119476) RAFVR - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1625 of No 150 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 over Holland on a raid to Emden.  He is buried in Gendringen Roman Catholic Cemetery.

31-Oct

LEE, JOHN SAMUEL  (119904) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1625 of No 150 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 over Holland on a raid to Emden.  He is buried in Gendringen Roman Catholic Cemetery.

31-Oct

BROOK, HENRY JOHN  (656868) RAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1625 of No 150 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 over Holland on a raid to Emden.  He is buried in Gendringen Roman Catholic Cemetery.

31-Oct

HILLYER, RONALD GEORGE JAMES  (1601304) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1625 of No 150 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 over Holland on a raid to Emden.  He is buried in Gendringen Roman Catholic Cemetery.

31-Oct

SMITH, FREDERICK JOHN  (R/78895) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1625 of No 150 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 over Holland on a raid to Emden.  He is buried in Gendringen Roman Catholic Cemetery.

31-Oct

SWAINSON, FRANK  (1378205) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was serving with No 226 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Leeds (Harehills) Cemetery.

31-Oct

ASHTON, CLAUDE THESIGER  (90451) AuxAF - age 41

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7845 JT-G of No 256 Sqn, which collided with Wellington III, BK234 of No 25 OTU over North Wales.  He is buried in Ingatestone and Fryerning Cemetery.

31-Oct

WINLAW, ROGER DE-WINTON KELSALL  (72178) RAFVR - age 30

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7845 JT-G of No 256 Sqn, which collided with Wellington III, BK234 of No 25 OTU over North Wales.  He was cremated at  Liverpool (Anfield) Crematorium.

31-Oct

ROGOWSKI Andrzej (P.0843) PAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1279 SM-O of No 305 Sqn, which was lost in the target area on a Gardening sortie off Lorient.  He is buried in Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery.

31-Oct

OSSOWSKI Bronislaw (P.784083) PAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1279 SM-O of No 305 Sqn, which was lost in the target area on a Gardening sortie off Lorient.  He is buried in Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery.

31-Oct

PILARSKI Waclaw Jozef (P.794374) PAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1279 SM-O of No 305 Sqn, which was lost in the target area on a Gardening sortie off Lorient.  He is buried in Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery.

31-Oct

GORECKI Jerzy (P.0739) PAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1279 SM-O of No 305 Sqn, which was lost in the target area on a Gardening sortie off Lorient.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

31-Oct

JOSZT Kazimierz (P.0933) PAF - age 31

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1279 SM-O of No 305 Sqn, which was lost in the target area on a Gardening sortie off Lorient.  He is buried in Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery.

31-Oct

HELIES, E C ()  - age

 

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS535 'B' of No 340 Sqn, which was lost on a Rhubarb.

31-Oct

REID, HAROLD BEVAN  (400833) RAAF - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk III, FL879 of No 450 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during a long range strafing sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

31-Oct

FURLONG, JAMES RAYMOND  (401784) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL923 of No 453 Sqn, which dived into the sea on a patrol as the result of engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-Oct

WEIR, LESLIE VINCENT  (412294) RNZAF - age 36

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, R8701 of No 486 Sqn, which dived into the sea from low level having reported he was going to bale out.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-Oct

HETHERINGTON, ERIK LAWSON DFC (102091) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL516 of No 511 Sqn, which crashed at Gibraltar on a flight from the Middle East to the UK.  He is commemorated on the Gibraltar Memorial.

31-Oct

SPENCER, DAVID WILLIAM JAMES  (539216) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL516 of No 511 Sqn, which crashed at Gibraltar on a flight from the Middle East to the UK.  He is commemorated on the Gibraltar Memorial.

31-Oct

WILLIAMS, JOHN WILLIAM DFC (J/15604) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL516 of No 511 Sqn, which crashed at Gibraltar on a flight from the Middle East to the UK.  He is commemorated on the Gibraltar Memorial.

31-Oct

GLAZEBROOK, EDWIN HERBERT DFC (J/5329) RCAF - age 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL516 of No 511 Sqn, which crashed at Gibraltar on a flight from the Middle East to the UK.  He is commemorated on the Gibraltar Memorial.

31-Oct

DAVEY, RUPERT HENRY  (R/68649) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL516 of No 511 Sqn, which crashed at Gibraltar on a flight from the Middle East to the UK.  He is commemorated on the Gibraltar Memorial.

31-Oct

MUTCH, CHARLES EDWARD  (R/78682) RCAF - age 23

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL516 of No 511 Sqn, which crashed at Gibraltar on a flight from the Middle East to the UK.  He is commemorated on the Gibraltar Memorial.

31-Oct

THOMSON, PETER YEATS  (656526) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, AX173 of No 1 (O) AFU, which  was lost over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-Oct

GREY, HENRY MARSHALL  (1081473) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, AX173 of No 1 (O) AFU, which  was lost over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-Oct

RILEY, WILLIAM LEO  (1512769) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, AX173 of No 1 (O) AFU, which  was lost over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-Oct

SINNIAH, SEVA SURIYAPILLAI  (1800190) RAFVR - age 23

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, AX173 of No 1 (O) AFU, which  was lost over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-Oct

HORNBY, DAVID HULME  (120123) RAFVR - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ346 of No 1655 MCU, which crashed into a tree near Norton in Suffolk whilst carrying out a low level training exercise.  He is buried in or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park.

31-Oct

RHYS, WILLIAM LEYSON  (1380898) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ346 of No 1655 MCU, which crashed into a tree near Norton in Suffolk whilst carrying out a low level training exercise.  He is buried in Pembrey (St Illtyd) Churchyard.

31-Oct

BLACKMAN, STUART EDWARD  (1585143) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK234 of No 25 OTU, which collided with Beaufighter IF of No 256 Sqn over North Wales during a Bullseye exercise.  He is buried in Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery.

31-Oct

FORSYTH, JOHN DIMMOCK  (1195400) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK234 of No 25 OTU, which collided with Beaufighter IF of No 256 Sqn over North Wales during a Bullseye exercise.  He was cremated at  Birmingham (Perry Bar) Crematorium.

31-Oct

HARDING, DONALD ROBERT  (117413) RAF - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK234 of No 25 OTU, which collided with Beaufighter IF of No 256 Sqn over North Wales during a Bullseye exercise.  He is buried in Hanwell Cemetery.

31-Oct

GRAY, THOMAS MAIN GARDNER  (1343177) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK234 of No 25 OTU, which collided with Beaufighter IF of No 256 Sqn over North Wales during a Bullseye exercise.  He is buried in Holytown Cemetery.

31-Oct

COOK, SIDNEY GEORGE  (922125) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK234 of No 25 OTU, which collided with Beaufighter IF of No 256 Sqn over North Wales during a Bullseye exercise.  He is buried in Pewsey Cemetery.

31-Oct

HAM, WILLIAM FREDERICK  (965165) RAFVR - age 38

Cpl

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK234 of No 25 OTU, which collided with Beaufighter IF of No 256 Sqn over North Wales during a Bullseye exercise.  He is buried in Plymouth (Weston Mill) Cemetery.

31-Oct

PRIMROSE, WILLIAM LEONARD  (745378) RAFVR - age 22

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1083 of No 30 OTU, which stalled and crashed in the circuit at Hixon on a g0-round.  He is buried in Glasgow (Eastwood) Cemetery.

31-Oct

BELGROVE, DERRICK MORRIS  (1338412) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1083 of No 30 OTU, which stalled and crashed in the circuit at Hixon on a g0-round.  He is buried in Highgate Cemetery.

31-Oct

WOOLLIAMS, RUSSELL HALE  (R/110246) RCAF - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1083 of No 30 OTU, which stalled and crashed in the circuit at Hixon on a g0-round.  He is buried in Hixon (St Peter) Churchyard.

31-Oct

HAWK, DENZIL CLAIR  (R/98055) RCAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1083 of No 30 OTU, which stalled and crashed in the circuit at Hixon on a g0-round.  He is buried in Hixon (St Peter) Churchyard.

31-Oct

CUNNINGHAM, ARTHUR PETER  (1379896) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1083 of No 30 OTU, which stalled and crashed in the circuit at Hixon on a g0-round.  He is buried in Stanley (St Anne) Churchyard.

31-Oct

HEGAN, DONALD STEWART  (129635) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1083 of No 30 OTU, which stalled and crashed in the circuit at Hixon on a g0-round.  He is buried in Stoneleigh (St Mary) Churchyard.

31-Oct

ATHERTON, WILLIAM  (993418) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He had been serving with No 81 RSU but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Surabaya in Java.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

31-Oct

BURCHELL, GEOFFREY MAURICE  (564123) RAF - age Unknown

WO

His unit and the circumstances of his death have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-Oct

LATHEY, REGINALD GEORGE  (1193486) RAFVR - age Unknown

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 Muiravonside, Stirlingshire.  He is buried in Carlton Cemetery.

31-Oct

WILLIAMS, IENAN HEDDWYN  (1317507) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, BG665 of No 15 (P) AFU, which crashed inverted after hitting houses at South Kelsey whilst low flying.  He is buried in Godre'r Graig Independent Chapel Cemetery.

31-Oct

WILLIAMS, SYDNEY RUSSELL  (657665) RAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, BG665 of No 15 (P) AFU, which crashed inverted after hitting houses at South Kelsey whilst low flying.  He is buried in Penarth Cemetery.

31-Oct

BAIRD, PETER  (1545735) RAFVR - age Unknown

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 Polmont, County of Stirling.  He is buried in Lanark (St Catherine's) Cemetery.

31-Oct

TURTON, GEOFFREY  (1658584) RAFVR - age 29

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 Trowbridge.  He is buried in Stanley (St Andrew) Churchyard, Derbyshire.

31-Oct

SZKUTA, Alojzy (P.76625)  - age 29

Flt Lt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.

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