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Casualties - 5 - 7 October 1942


05-Oct

KERRY, JACK GORDON  (84325) RAFVR - age 23

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1047 TL-B of No 35 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery.

05-Oct

JOHNSON, HORACE  (120391) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1047 TL-B of No 35 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery.

05-Oct

CARRINGTON, ROYSTON DENIS WILLIAM  (124265) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1047 TL-B of No 35 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery.

05-Oct

PALMER, WILFRED THOMAS  (526543) RAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1047 TL-B of No 35 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery.

05-Oct

GORMAN, WILLIAM  (1120631) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1047 TL-B of No 35 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery.

05-Oct

CHESTER, WALTER  (1206770) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1047 TL-B of No 35 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery.

05-Oct

PARSONS, PETER RICHARD  (1312836) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1047 TL-B of No 35 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery.

05-Oct

ROBINSON, BRYAN GLENDENEN  (116211) RAFVR - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT496 MP-A of No 76 Sqn, which crashed near Verviers in Belgium on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

05-Oct

OWEN, THOMAS IDRIS RAGLAN  (528629) RAF - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT496 MP-A of No 76 Sqn, which crashed near Verviers in Belgium on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

05-Oct

KILLILEA, JAMES FRANCIS  (967263) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT496 MP-A of No 76 Sqn, which crashed near Verviers in Belgium on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

05-Oct

HOLDING, ALBERT EDWARD  (1105003) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT496 MP-A of No 76 Sqn, which crashed near Verviers in Belgium on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

05-Oct

COOMBS, VICTOR JOSEPH  (1334336) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT496 MP-A of No 76 Sqn, which crashed near Verviers in Belgium on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

05-Oct

WARING, ALAN  (1436077) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT496 MP-A of No 76 Sqn, which crashed near Verviers in Belgium on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

05-Oct

PETERS, KEITH ARTHUR  (R/107123) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT496 MP-A of No 76 Sqn, which crashed near Verviers in Belgium on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

05-Oct

HARRISON, KENNETH HOWARD  (47528) RAF - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5701 OF-Y of No 97 Sqn, which came down in Holland on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

05-Oct

BRIANT, NEVILLE JAMES  (106371) RAFVR - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5701 OF-Y of No 97 Sqn, which came down in Holland on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

05-Oct

DORWARD, LESLIE CLEMENT  (404174) RAAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5701 OF-Y of No 97 Sqn, which came down in Holland on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

05-Oct

MUSGRAVE, ALBERT EDWARD  (570712) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5701 OF-Y of No 97 Sqn, which came down in Holland on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

05-Oct

MacKAY, KENNETH OSWALD  (1253668) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5701 OF-Y of No 97 Sqn, which came down in Holland on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

05-Oct

DAWSON, JOHN ROBERT  (1311085) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5701 OF-Y of No 97 Sqn, which came down in Holland on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

05-Oct

DESMOND, AUGUSTUS HAROLD JAMES  (1375654) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5701 OF-Y of No 97 Sqn, which came down in Holland on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

05-Oct

WILLIAMS, RONALD ERNEST  (114099) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7746 of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Brussels on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery.

05-Oct

BOURNE, JOHN NORMAN  (572223) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7746 of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Brussels on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery.

05-Oct

O'CONNELL, THOMAS ERIC  (965660) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7746 of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Brussels on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery.

05-Oct

THORPE, JAMES  (1177709) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7746 of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Brussels on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery.

05-Oct

MORGAN, R  (1451853) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7746 of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Brussels on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery.

05-Oct

McRAE, LYNDS FARQUHAR  (J/7088) RCAF - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7746 of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Brussels on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery.

05-Oct

SCOTT, FRANK RAYMOND  (R/80514) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7746 of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Brussels on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery.

05-Oct

SCHAW, FREDERICK ARTHUR  (404412) RNZAF - age 20

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7824 of No 102 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

05-Oct

EDWARDS, KENNETH FRASER  (50968) RAF - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1216 PM-Q of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

05-Oct

GREEN, GEORGE  (571059) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1216 PM-Q of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

05-Oct

McMASTER, NORMAN TOLSON  (1028939) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1216 PM-Q of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

05-Oct

RODGER, HENRY SUTHERLAND  (41998) RNZAF - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV649 'Y' of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Oct

ERIA, ROYAL TUIRI  (404635) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV649 'Y' of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Oct

ELLIOTT, THOMAS ROBERT  (612405) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV649 'Y' of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Oct

CHACKSFIELD, DOUGLAS GEATER  (1152688) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV649 'Y' of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Oct

FITZGERALD, LEONARD  (1266038) RAFVR - age 18

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV649 'Y' of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Oct

RIDGE, IVOR HORACE  (1312781) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV649 'Y' of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Oct

CHIDDICK, WILLIAM EDWARD AMBROSE  (133052) RAF - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK203 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed near Halstead in Essex as a result of severe icing and electrical storms on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Wyton (St Margaret and All Saints) Churchyard.

05-Oct

AUSTIN, CHARLES WENDELL  (R/82683) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He abandoned Wellington III, BJ646 of No 156 Sqn, which was severely damaged in an electrical storm and later by flak but did not survive.  The pilot managed to make an emergency landing at Manston.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

05-Oct

HARBRIDGE, KENNETH THORPE  (1160931) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V Z6653 MA-D of No 161 Sqn, which injured when the aircraft ditched off the Dutch coast  following an engine failure during a supply dropping sortie to the Netherlands on 2/3 Oct 1942, dying two days later.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Oct

HENDERSON, ALBERT HEWITT  (117028) RAFVR - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV,  Z9665 of No 203 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Oct

HUNT, SIDNEY GEORGE  (1261273) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV,  Z9665 of No 203 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Oct

HALEY, JOHN WILLIAM RICHARD  (1294114) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV,  Z9665 of No 203 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Oct

GREEN, ARTHUR  (653953) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF332 HA-F of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Barton Mills in Suffolk on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

05-Oct

POCOCK, HENRY ARTHUR DOUGLAS  (1310474) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF332 HA-F of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Barton Mills in Suffolk on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

05-Oct

BEAUREGARD, JOSEPH GEORGE WILFRED  (R/108447) RCAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF332 HA-F of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Barton Mills in Suffolk on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

05-Oct

WATTERWORTH, MACK WILLIAM  (R/68126) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF332 HA-F of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Barton Mills in Suffolk on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

05-Oct

WHYTE, ROBERT  (120666) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF332 HA-F of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Barton Mills in Suffolk on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Dalziel (Airbles) Cemetery.

05-Oct

HAWKINS, LEO HENRY  (1187280) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF332 HA-F of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Barton Mills in Suffolk on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Rowner (St Mary) Churchyard, Gosport.

05-Oct

HALL, PHILIP LOUIS  (1182395) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF332 HA-F of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Barton Mills in Suffolk on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Southgate Cemetery.

05-Oct

RIDDELL, ROBERT GORDON  (J/10092) RCAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS307 of No 401 Sqn, which crashed at Otterhan Quay, Rainham in Essex.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

05-Oct

TODD, FRANCIS LIONEL  (J/10185) RCAF - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ729 VR-R of No 419 Sqn, which crashed at Maastrict on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

05-Oct

POWELL, THOMAS EDWARD  (R/78675) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ729 VR-R of No 419 Sqn, which crashed at Maastrict on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

05-Oct

McELROY, GUY JAMES HERMAN  (R/82438) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ729 VR-R of No 419 Sqn, which crashed at Maastrict on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

05-Oct

BROOM, HOWARD  (R/85929) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ729 VR-R of No 419 Sqn, which crashed at Maastrict on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

05-Oct

O'GRADY, JOSEPH LEONARD  (R/95736) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ729 VR-R of No 419 Sqn, which crashed at Maastrict on a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

05-Oct

CREWE, KENNETH EDWARD  (1114086) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1623 VR-V of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Aachen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Oct

SHAW, JOSEPH HAROLD GOURLEY  (R/51824) RCAF - age 21

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1623 VR-V of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Aachen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Oct

ROBSON, GEORGE ERWIN  (R/90158) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1623 VR-V of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Aachen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Oct

PALMER, SIDNEY ALEXANDER  (R/91651) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1623 VR-V of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Aachen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Oct

DOHERTY, ROBERT  (R/93162) RCAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1623 VR-V of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Aachen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Oct

CHALLIS, ALBERT CLIFFORD  (R/82327) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3943 KW-G of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Braintree in Essex on its return from a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Saffron Walden Cemetery.

05-Oct

SANDIFORD, JAMES BERTRAM  (R/83908) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3943 KW-G of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Braintree in Essex on its return from a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Saffron Walden Cemetery.

05-Oct

ARMSTRONG, JOHN MARSHALL  (R/88084) RCAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3943 KW-G of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Braintree in Essex on its return from a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Saffron Walden Cemetery.

05-Oct

O'DRISCOLL, MICHAEL FRANCIS  (R/90547) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3943 KW-G of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Braintree in Essex on its return from a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Saffron Walden Cemetery.

05-Oct

HOWELLS, JOHN GORDON  (R/93192) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3943 KW-G of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Braintree in Essex on its return from a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Saffron Walden Cemetery.

05-Oct

MYATT, CLARENCE HULME  (1432068) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Hart, 349 of No 23 Air School, which crashed in an attempted forced landing near the Rietvlei Dam due to an engine failure.  He is buried in Thaba Tshwane (New) Military Cemetery.

05-Oct

WOOZLEY, MICHAEL R.  (1170856) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Stearman, FJ809 of No 31 EFTS, which crashed after control was lost whilst carrying out unauthorised low flying.  He is buried in Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery.

05-Oct

DARLING, JOHN CLARK  (1560163) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was serving with No 37 SFTS and was killed when he was hit by the revolving propeller of Harvard, AJ791.  He is buried in Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery.

05-Oct

GRACEY, JAMES  (1544964) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8613 of No 54 OTU, which abandoned the aircraft near Cockburnspath in East Lothian but did not survive.  He is buried in Lurgan New Cemetery.

05-Oct

MASTERS, JOHN ROSS  (411931) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8613 of No 54 OTU, which abandoned the aircraft near Cockburnspath in East Lothian but did not survive.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Oct

WHITE, CHARLES  (1543713) RAFVR - age 27

AC1

His unit and the circumstances of his death have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Andover Cemetery.

05-Oct

EVANS, SYLVIA  (2085408) WAAF - age 26

ACW2

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 Lancaster (Sylvia K).  She is buried in Warrington Cemetery.

06-Oct

BANIKHIN, LAWRENCE  (798501) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 36 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery.

06-Oct

GADSDON, ROY BAIRD  (1054193) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5903 KM-R of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

06-Oct

BURKE, JOHN  (1301588) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5903 KM-R of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

06-Oct

STEWART, IAN ADAM DFC (78534) RAF - age 24

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4188 KM-G of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

06-Oct

WILLIAMS, CHARLES HANBURY  (131637) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4188 KM-G of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

06-Oct

CORRIE, JOHN EDWARD  (133527) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4188 KM-G of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

06-Oct

RYAN, PATRICK HUGH  (401411) RNZAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4188 KM-G of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

06-Oct

SHEPHERD, CHARLES DUNCAN  (524942) RAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4188 KM-G of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

06-Oct

LEYSHON, CLAUDE HENRY RUFUS  (650255) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4188 KM-G of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

06-Oct

MUTTER, LEONARD HARRY  (818018) RAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4188 KM-G of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

06-Oct

COOMBES, ALBERT JOHN  (1312000) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore II, AG807 'P' of No 55 Sqn, which he abandoned the aircraft over the Allied lines, which had been damaged by flak over the target at El Daba, but he did not survive.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

06-Oct

WARD, ANTHONY  (116909) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore II, AG811 'Z' of No 55 Sqn, which crashed and blew up whilst attempting a forced landing having suffered flak damage over the target, a petrol dump at El Daba.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

06-Oct

TRACY, HUGH WINGFIELD  (116953) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore II, AG811 'Z' of No 55 Sqn, which crashed and blew up whilst attempting a forced landing having suffered flak damage over the target, a petrol dump at El Daba.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

06-Oct

WEYMOUTH, REGINALD  (911153) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore II, AG811 'Z' of No 55 Sqn, which crashed and blew up whilst attempting a forced landing having suffered flak damage over the target, a petrol dump at El Daba.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

06-Oct

CROWHURST, DAVID LAWRENCE  (1310155) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore II, AG811 'Z' of No 55 Sqn, which crashed and blew up whilst attempting a forced landing having suffered flak damage over the target, a petrol dump at El Daba.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

06-Oct

SLATER, GEOFFREY  (1287890) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF639 of No 75 Sqn, which was lost over Holland on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is buried in Hardenberg Protestant Cemetery.

06-Oct

FORBES, JOHN  (1314891) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF639 of No 75 Sqn, which was lost over Holland on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is buried in Hardenberg Protestant Cemetery.

06-Oct

RHODES, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1331658) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF639 of No 75 Sqn, which was lost over Holland on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is buried in Hardenberg Protestant Cemetery.

06-Oct

HOWES, WALTER JOHN  (1378338) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF639 of No 75 Sqn, which was lost over Holland on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is buried in Hardenberg Protestant Cemetery.

06-Oct

FORMAN, JOHN  (R/80334) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF639 of No 75 Sqn, which was lost over Holland on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is buried in Hardenberg Protestant Cemetery.

06-Oct

CARSON, RICHARD  (1033235) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1189 PM-E of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea by a night fighter on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is buried in Ameland (NES) General Cemetery.

06-Oct

KING, BRIAN CHARLES HENRY  (47876) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1189 PM-E of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea by a night fighter on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Oct

WHITELOCK, RALPH  (121732) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1189 PM-E of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea by a night fighter on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Oct

RICHARDS, ARTHUR GWYN  (121735) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1189 PM-E of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea by a night fighter on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Oct

BUTCHER, PHILIP BERTIE JOSEPH  (548783) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1189 PM-E of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea by a night fighter on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Oct

PORTER, JAMES  (1368484) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1189 PM-E of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea by a night fighter on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Oct

HARDESTY, BENEDICT JOSEPH  (R/71321) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1189 PM-E of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea by a night fighter on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is buried in Terschelling (West-Terschelling) General Cemetery.

06-Oct

LENNARD, DOUGLAS WILLIAM  (123286) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK313 KO-B of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

06-Oct

ALBERY, ROBERT LEWIS  (125994) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK313 KO-B of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

06-Oct

HOCKENHULL, JAMES  (655228) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK313 KO-B of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

06-Oct

LOOMBE, ROBERT CECIL  (656393) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK313 KO-B of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

06-Oct

SMITH, LEONARD IAN  (J/10310) RCAF - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK313 KO-B of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

06-Oct

BASTOW, EDWARD HENRY  (1176636) RAFVR - age 38

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK281 QT-M of No 142 Sqn, which crashed on Dartmoor, near Princetown on its return from a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Buckland Monachorum Cemetery.

06-Oct

EDGETT, GEORGE HAMMOND  (J/9417) RCAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK281 QT-M of No 142 Sqn, which crashed on Dartmoor, near Princetown on its return from a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Buckland Monachorum Cemetery.

06-Oct

PARTINGTON, RENE LAUGHTON  (1198786) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK281 QT-M of No 142 Sqn, which crashed on Dartmoor, near Princetown on its return from a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery.

06-Oct

BENNIE, JAMES  (1552113) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK281 QT-M of No 142 Sqn, which crashed on Dartmoor, near Princetown on its return from a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Glasgow (Lambhill) Cemetery.

06-Oct

LONSDALE, RALPH  (412242) RNZAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3755 OJ-S of No 149 Sqn, which crashed near Ashford in Kent after running out of fuel on its return from a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Maidstone Cemetery, Kent.

06-Oct

JAEGER, JAMES CLEVELAND HAROLD RUDOLF  (1382407) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress IIA, FL454 of No 206 Sqn, which crashed into the sea after the pilot was forced to take action to avoid a collision when another aircraft taxied onto the runway as FL454 was taking off.  He is buried in Highgate Cemetery.

06-Oct

DELARUE, JACK EDMON  (402322) RAAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress IIA, FL454 of No 206 Sqn, which crashed into the sea after the pilot was forced to take action to avoid a collision when another aircraft taxied onto the runway as FL454 was taking off.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground.

06-Oct

TAPLIN, JOHN BLATCH (407607) RAAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress IIA, FL454 of No 206 Sqn, which crashed into the sea after the pilot was forced to take action to avoid a collision when another aircraft taxied onto the runway as FL454 was taking off.  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk.

06-Oct

GUPPY, JOHN FLOWE  (406452) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress IIA, FL454 of No 206 Sqn, which crashed into the sea after the pilot was forced to take action to avoid a collision when another aircraft taxied onto the runway as FL454 was taking off.  He is buried in Nunton Old Churchyard.

06-Oct

ROBINSON, FREDERICK ARTHUR  (1376615) RAFVR - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress IIA, FL454 of No 206 Sqn, which crashed into the sea after the pilot was forced to take action to avoid a collision when another aircraft taxied onto the runway as FL454 was taking off.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Oct

DAVIDSON, HENRY JOHN  (61945) RAFVR - age 27

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Defiant I, AA297 of No 285 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Calveley.  He was cremated at  Manchester Crematorium.

06-Oct

RADZIMSKI Franciszek (P.783904) PAF - age 37

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in was killed in a road accident with a motorcycle and ambulance. of No 316 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Leconfield (St Catherine) Churchyard.

06-Oct

TINSLEY, REGINALD GEORGE  (1258914) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1949 of No 404 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Sumburgh.  He is buried in Barnet (Christ Church) Burial Ground.

06-Oct

PATTERSON, JOHN HOWARD  (J/15840) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1949 of No 404 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Sumburgh.  He is buried in Lerwick New Cemetery.

06-Oct

McCARTHY, THOMAS FRANCIS  (751520) RAFVR - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1949 of No 404 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Sumburgh.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Oct

ERICKSON, ROY STANLEY  (J/9259) RCAF - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7703 LQ-Q of No 405 Sqn, which crashed on its second approach to West Malling whilst short of fuel on its return from a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

06-Oct

GISLASON, NORMAN  (R/103565) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7703 LQ-Q of No 405 Sqn, which crashed on its second approach to West Malling whilst short of fuel on its return from a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

06-Oct

PARK, JOHN EDWARD  (R/50775) RCAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7703 LQ-Q of No 405 Sqn, which crashed on its second approach to West Malling whilst short of fuel on its return from a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

06-Oct

HUDEMA, MICHAEL  (R/87541) RCAF - age 33

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7703 LQ-Q of No 405 Sqn, which crashed on its second approach to West Malling whilst short of fuel on its return from a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

06-Oct

BEHN, JOHN FREDERICK PETER  (1238972) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7703 LQ-Q of No 405 Sqn, which crashed on its second approach to West Malling whilst short of fuel on its return from a raid to Aachen.  He is buried in Fulwood (Christ Church) Churchyard.

06-Oct

McCLUSKEY, FRANCIS ANTHONY  (1303065) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7763 LQ-C of No 405 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Osnabruck.  He is buried in Rhenen General Cemetery.

06-Oct

POUPORE, WILLIAM MARSHALL  (J/8952) RCAF - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8359 of No 418 Sqn, which dived into the sea near Dengie Flats in Essex during an air to ground firing exercise.  He is buried in Bradwell-near-the-Sea (St Thomas the Apostle) Church Cemetery.

06-Oct

TURVEY, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (J/10889) RCAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8359 of No 418 Sqn, which dived into the sea near Dengie Flats in Essex during an air to ground firing exercise.  He is buried in St Pancras Cemetery.

06-Oct

WRAITH, JAMES OSBORN BARKER  (81856) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE105 of No 1 OADU, which crashed into a cliff when it turned at 500 ft on departure from Gibraltar to Bathurst on a delivery flight.  He is commemorated on the Gibraltar Memorial.

06-Oct

WRIGHT, JAMES JOHNSTONE  (119102) RAFVR - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE105 of No 1 OADU, which crashed into a cliff when it turned at 500 ft on departure from Gibraltar to Bathurst on a delivery flight.  He is commemorated on the Gibraltar Memorial.

06-Oct

MANKTELOW, ROBERT SAMUEL  (927259) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE105 of No 1 OADU, which crashed into a cliff when it turned at 500 ft on departure from Gibraltar to Bathurst on a delivery flight.  He is commemorated on the Gibraltar Memorial.

06-Oct

HENNEY, SCOTT  (1330021) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE105 of No 1 OADU, which crashed into a cliff when it turned at 500 ft on departure from Gibraltar to Bathurst on a delivery flight.  He is commemorated on the Gibraltar Memorial.

06-Oct

THOMSON, GEORGE STANLEY ANDERSON  (1365463) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE105 of No 1 OADU, which crashed into a cliff when it turned at 500 ft on departure from Gibraltar to Bathurst on a delivery flight.  He is commemorated on the Gibraltar Memorial.

06-Oct

DANINO, MOSHE  (774189) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 107 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

06-Oct

ROPER, GEOFFREY CHARLES  (1293105) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD213 of No 19 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames near Thurso during a night navigation flight.  He is buried in Caterham and Warlingham (Caterham) Burial Ground.

06-Oct

CHARTON, MOSES  (R/96359) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD213 of No 19 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames near Thurso during a night navigation flight.  He is commemorated on the Gibraltar Memorial.

06-Oct

SINCLAIR, JOHN MALCOLM  (125605) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD213 of No 19 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames near Thurso during a night navigation flight.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground.

06-Oct

WILLIAMSON, JOHN ALWYN  (1133614) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD213 of No 19 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames near Thurso during a night navigation flight.  He is buried in Nunton Old Churchyard.

06-Oct

HATCH, ERNEST SAMUEL WILLIAM  (1162515) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD213 of No 19 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames near Thurso during a night navigation flight.  He is buried in Nunton Old Churchyard.

06-Oct

BENNETT, WILLIAM JOHN BOWLES  (R/137695) RCAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in died from injuries having fallen from a moving train of No 22 OTU, which .  He is buried in Birmingham (Witton) Cemetery.

06-Oct

CHENERY, ROY ALAN FREDERICK  (1375149) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Crane, 8133 of No 3 SFTS, which flew into a hill as it approached its base on its return from a night training sortie.  He is buried in Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery.

06-Oct

BUCKLEY, CORNELIUS CURRAN  (1539650) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard II, AJ836 of No 37 SFTS, which crashed near Lyalta, Alberta.  He is buried in Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery.

06-Oct

PUNCHER, WILLIAM JOHN  (1261042) RAFVR - age 24

AC2

He was serving with AHQ Far East and he probably died or was killed in Japanese captivity.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

06-Oct

CALDER, DAVID JAMES  (1346894) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT6, 41-389 from Craig Field, which crashed near York, Alabama during an attempted forced landing following an engine failure during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

07-Oct

PITCHFORD, PETER JOHN  (1153785) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He died from a fractured skull sustained whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4768 of No 106 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a raid to Krefeld.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

07-Oct

COTE, JOSEPH JOHN EDWARD  (R/82472) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ879 of No 115 Sqn, which killed in the rear turret by an attacking night fighter.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

07-Oct

DOWNES, RUPERT FREDERICK ARDING  (402660) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, Z4031 of No 1 METS, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing near El Ballah due to an engine failure.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery.

07-Oct

GROFSKI, BRYAN JOSEPH  (41323) RNZAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5530 'E' of No 2 METS, which crashed into high ground  near Aqir when height could not be maintained following an engine failure.  He is buried in Ramleh Cemetery.

07-Oct

GEE, DONALD ANTHONY  (966815) RAFVR - age 22

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1801 of No 28 OTU, which crashed near Loughborough possibly as a result of fabric being stripped from the starboard wing.  He is buried in Burton-on-the-Wolds Church Cemetery.

07-Oct

JONES, LESLIE  (965194) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1801 of No 28 OTU, which crashed near Loughborough possibly as a result of fabric being stripped from the starboard wing.  He is buried in Manchester (Gorton) Cemetery.

07-Oct

BARKEL, ALBERT VALENTINE  (1379066) RAFVR - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1801 of No 28 OTU, which crashed near Loughborough possibly as a result of fabric being stripped from the starboard wing.  He is buried in Sunderland (Ryhope Road) Cemetery.

07-Oct

LACERTE, CHARLES HENRY  (J/10877) RCAF - age 19

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AN125 of No 5 (C) OTU, which came down into the sea of Girvan in Ayrshire.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery.

07-Oct

MORGAN, WILLIAM DARLING  (966438) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, X7284 of No 6 AACU, which flew into the ground near Sealand.  He is buried in Stirling (Ballengeich) Cemetery.

07-Oct

SNELGROVE, NORMAN HUGH GEORGE  (J/15478) RCAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN878 of the TFU, which flew into trees at Conderton whilst trying to land.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery.

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