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Casualties - 8 - 10 October 1942


08-Oct

BROAD, CECIL LIONEL  (101774) RAFVR - age 35

Fg Off

He was serving with No 14 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

08-Oct

MIDDLEMAST, HENRY LYONS  (1284380) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF X7569 of No 23 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Church Fenton.  He is buried in Stanley New Cemetery.

08-Oct

STEVENS, STANLEY THOMAS  (915920) RAFVR - age 27

Cpl

He was serving with No 71 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kensington (Hanwell) Cemetery.

08-Oct

NEAL, EDWARD DUERDEN DFC (115171) RAFVR - age 26

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, X8086 of No 235 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing at Madron in Cornwall.  He is buried in Blackburn Cemetery.

08-Oct

CHANDLER, EWART VINCENT  (111271) RAFVR - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, T5141 of No 235 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing at Madron in Cornwall.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard.

08-Oct

CAMERON-ROSE, HUGH ADAM CAMPBELL ROSE  (115603) RAFVR - age 33

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, T5141 of No 235 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing at Madron in Cornwall.  He is buried in Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery.

08-Oct

WHITFIELD, SIDNEY  (126519) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, X8086 of No 235 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing at Madron in Cornwall.  He is buried in Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery.

08-Oct

STAPOR Jan (P.0365) PAF - age 34

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1255 GR-Z of No 301 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed near De Kooy airfield in Holland during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

08-Oct

BIELEC Stanislaw (P.782806) PAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1255 GR-Z of No 301 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed near De Kooy airfield in Holland during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

08-Oct

SZCZEPANSKI Stanislaw (P.792429) PAF - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1255 GR-Z of No 301 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed near De Kooy airfield in Holland during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

08-Oct

SAPETA Stanislaw Ryszard (P.793963) PAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1255 GR-Z of No 301 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed near De Kooy airfield in Holland during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

08-Oct

SAMULSKI Tomasz (P.?) PAF - age

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ302 of No 305 Sqn, which collided with LR262 near Lasham.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

08-Oct

BRECKA, LADISLAV  (788186) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was serving with No 311 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Haverfordwest (City Road) Cemetery.

08-Oct

SCOTT, RONALD NORMAN BILTON  (400737) RAAF - age 20

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, X8190 of No 456 Sqn, which crashed whilst making a forced landing at Newborough Q-site on Anglesey.  He is buried in Kirk Ella Church Cemetery.

08-Oct

WOOD, GRAHAME ALBERT CREGEEN  (401343) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, X8190 of No 456 Sqn, which crashed whilst making a forced landing at Newborough Q-site on Anglesey.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

08-Oct

COOMBS, JOHN ELLIOTT  (R/104389) RCAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, R5945 of No 14 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground at Kneesall in Nottinghamshire.  He is buried in Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery.

08-Oct

BERRY, CHARLES  (129227) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T6559 of No 15 EFTS, which broke up in the air near Rockcliffe in Cumberland.  He is buried in Cranwell (St Andrew) Churchyard.

08-Oct

RIBBANDS, STANLEY JOSEPH  (1397581) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T6559 of No 15 EFTS, which broke up in the air near Rockcliffe in Cumberland.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

08-Oct

POINTON, HARRY  (344527) RAF - age 41

Sgt

He was serving with No 251 Wing at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Tehran War Cemetery.

08-Oct

WALLSH, DERICK  (656003) RAF Ferry Command - age 21

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort, DW992 of No 306 FTU, which crashed near Ras el Ma after running out of fuel on a delivery flight from Portreath.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

08-Oct

KNOWLES, THOMAS GEOFFREY  (1533571) RAF Ferry Command - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort, DW992 of No 306 FTU, which crashed near Ras el Ma after running out of fuel on a delivery flight from Portreath.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

08-Oct

HOY, ALBERT  (942522) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, 3383 of No 43 Air School, which crashed near Slem after hitting a tree whilst low flying.  He is buried in Grahamstown New Cemetery.

08-Oct

HAYES, JOHN THOMAS  (965145) RAFVR - age Unknown

Cpl

He was possibly serving with No 35 SFTS at the time of his death which was from natural causes.  He is buried in North Battleford Cemetery.

08-Oct

SHACKELL, DANIEL  (745922) RAFVR - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, BW700 of No 36 OTU, which crashed into the sea off North Port George, Nova Scotia.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

08-Oct

DEEDMAN, JOHN ADRIAN  (1320810) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, 3540 (ex X6617) of No 41 Air School, which flew into the ground on the ranges at Collondale whilst descending through cloud.  He is buried in East London (East Bank) Cemetery.

08-Oct

DIPROSE, PETER HENRY FREDERICK  (1443964) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, 3540 (ex X6617) of No 41 Air School, which flew into the ground on the ranges at Collondale whilst descending through cloud.  He is buried in East London (East Bank) Cemetery.

08-Oct

LONG, THOMAS JAMES ALBERT  (413095) RNZAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1140 of No 42 OTU, which crashed near Andover after the tail was lost in a dive.  He is buried in Andover Cemetery.

08-Oct

GRIFFIN, JACK EDWIN FRANK  (89792) RAFVR - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1140 of No 42 OTU, which broke up in the air at Upper Clatford in Hampshire.  He is buried in Ollerton Cemetery.

08-Oct

HICKLING, KENNETH RUSHTON  (657400) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DL282 of the RAFC, which collided with DL124 of the same unit over Cranwell.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Springbank) Cemetery.

08-Oct

WILLMAN, ARCHIBALD GORDON  (411421) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DL282 of the RAFC, which collided with DL124 of the same unit over Cranwell.  He is buried in Birmingham (Brandwood End) Cemetery.

08-Oct

JUPP, DENNIS FREDERICK JOHN  (754000) RAF Ferry Command - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura II, AJ450 of RAF Ferry Command, which failed to arrive at Gander on a ferry flight to the UK.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

08-Oct

MILNE, GEORGE CHRISTIE  (124954) RAFVR - age 42

AC1

He was serving at RAF Ternhill and died in the RAF Hospital, Cosford after being involved in 'an accident' in Market Drayton.  He is buried in Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery.

08-Oct

JONES, EDWARD WILLIAM  (1432165) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was serving in the UK and was killed by a railway train on the line between Poulton-le-Fylde and Singleton.  He is buried in Worsley (St Mark) Churchyard.

08-Oct

HILL, GRAHAM CLAUDE NORTON  (123956) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, N6878 of No 28 EFTS, which crashed near Cannock after flying into a chimney at night.  He is buried in Andover Cemetery.

08-Oct

FRANKS, STANLEY  (1487508) RAF - age 28

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, N6878 of No 28 EFTS, which crashed near Cannock after flying into a chimney at night.  He is buried in Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery.

08-Oct

HEMINGWAY, GEORGE BATES  (1007095) RAFVR - age 32

LAC

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

09-Oct

LEARMONTH, NORMAN RUSSEL  (R/62804) RCAF - age 21

WO I

He was killed whilst flying either Hurricane IIC, BP548 of No 33 Sqn, which failed to return from a ground strafing attack.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

09-Oct

THOMSON, WILLIAM ARMSTRONG  (1064302) RAFVR - age 30

AC2

He was serving with No 62 Sqn and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Jakarta in Java.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

09-Oct

PENMAN, ANDREW JAMES  (113875) RAFVR - age 32

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8522 'H' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on airfields around Fuka.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

09-Oct

HOWLETT, THOMAS HENRY  (400348) RAAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8522 'H' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on airfields around Fuka.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

09-Oct

PETERS, ALBERT ALFRED CHARLES  (400355) RAAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8522 'H' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on airfields around Fuka.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

09-Oct

GOVETT, LESLIE JACK ROBERT  (401347) RAAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8522 'H' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on airfields around Fuka.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

09-Oct

ANDERSON, EDWIN LAURENCE  (402632) RAAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8522 'H' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on airfields around Fuka.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

09-Oct

BALL, MERVIN AINSLEY  (1284593) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8522 'H' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on airfields around Fuka.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

09-Oct

BOOLS, CHARLES RONALD KERNICK  (564555) RAF - age 28

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DK339 of No 105 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

09-Oct

JACKSON, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1054492) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DK339 of No 105 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

09-Oct

BOND, VICTOR CYRIL  (628257) RAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Maryland II, AH402 'A' of No 203 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from LG226 following an engine fire on an air test.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

09-Oct

HARRIS, JOHN WYNDHAM  (543130) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Maryland II, AH402 'A' of No 203 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from LG226 following an engine fire on an air test.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

09-Oct

HUMPHREY, WILLIAM ARTHUR  (904054) RAFVR - age 27

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Maryland II, AH402 'A' of No 203 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from LG226 following an engine fire on an air test.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

09-Oct

CANTIN, CLEMENT FRANCIS AMEDEE  (J/7452) RCAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BP355 of No 213 Sqn, which was shot down.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

09-Oct

McCLELLAND, BRUCE JOHNSTONE  (402165) RAAF - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BP642 of No 213 Sqn, which crashed when his wingtip hit the ground whilst trying to evade an enemy fighter.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

09-Oct

McGRATH, WILLIAM MILFORD  (900875) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 217 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

09-Oct

KORDASIEWICZ Marian (P.780687) PAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS443  of No 306 Sqn, which crashed whilst trying to land near Sandwich on its return from a Circus to Lille.  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery.

09-Oct

KEEPER, ERNEST FREDERICK RICHARD  (520649) RAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He died from wounds sustained whilst flying in a Lysander of No 1433 Flt, which was forced down by ground fire during operations in Madagascar.  He is buried in Diego Suarez War Cemetery.

09-Oct

LEACH, FRANCIS  (113402) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax I, L9574 of No 1658 HCU, which crashed whilst approaching to land at Riccall after an engine shed a propeller.  He was cremated at  Birmingham (Perry Bar) Crematorium.

09-Oct

BUCKLAND, GEORGE  (1320255) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax I, L9574 of No 1658 HCU, which crashed whilst approaching to land at Riccall after an engine shed a propeller.  He is buried in East Grinstead (Mount Noddy) Cemetery.

09-Oct

ISAAC, ALEXANDER HOWARD  (1190773) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax I, L9574 of No 1658 HCU, which crashed whilst approaching to land at Riccall after an engine shed a propeller.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

09-Oct

BROUGHTON, GEOFFREY EYRE  (1311939) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax I, L9574 of No 1658 HCU, which crashed whilst approaching to land at Riccall after an engine shed a propeller.  He is buried in Norbury (St Thomas) Churchyard.

09-Oct

WILSON, ARTHUR  (1196821) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was serving with No 304 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery.

09-Oct

EVERETT, FRANK EDWARD  (70209) RAFO - age 26

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, 3715 of No 62 Air School, which broke up in the air and crashed at Quaggalaagte, possibly as the result of sabotage.  He is buried in Bloemfontein (In Memoriam) Cemetery.

09-Oct

HARRISON, HAROLD JOSEPH BRYON  (1024222) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Lysander III, T1558 of No 7 (C) OTU, which crashed in a forced landing near Lough Foyle.  He is buried in Drumachose (Christ Church) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

09-Oct

BIRT, LYNTON VENNELL HOWARD  (406823) RAAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Lysander III, T1558 of No 7 (C) OTU, which crashed in a forced landing near Lough Foyle.  He is buried in Perth War Cemetery and Annex.

09-Oct

WHITE, CHARLES HENRY  (1338559) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 6253 of No 7 AOS, which crashed near Darlingford, Manitoba during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Portage-la-Prairie (Hillside) Cemetery.

09-Oct

HARTLAND, ERNEST  (1579222) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 6253 of No 7 AOS, which crashed near Darlingford, Manitoba during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Portage-la-Prairie (Hillside) Cemetery.

09-Oct

ROBBINS, ARTHUR DAVID  (1212776) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

He was serving at Hal Far at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

09-Oct

MOTT, STANLEY JAMES  (358868) RAF - age 43

WO

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

09-Oct

LLOYD, THOMAS WILLIAM  (536340) RAF - age 24

LAC

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

09-Oct

BURGESS, EBENEZER  (538972) RAF - age Unknown

Cpl

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

09-Oct

McGONIGLE, PATRICK JOSEPH  (543112) RAF - age Unknown

LAC

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

09-Oct

FINCH, JOHN THOMAS  (547729) RAF - age 29

Cpl

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

09-Oct

HARROW, JAMES MURRAY  (549521) RAF - age 29

Cpl

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

09-Oct

KIRKHAM, JACK  (551145) RAF - age 23

Sgt

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

09-Oct

WARE, REGINALD STANLEY  (657715) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

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

09-Oct

BARNFATHER, CLAUDE CECIL  (745914) RAFVR - age 31

Flt Sgt

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

09-Oct

PARTINGTON, STANLEY FREDERICK  (987546) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

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

09-Oct

SMITH, JOHN NEVILLE  (1232048) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

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

09-Oct

DYMOND, DEREK MICHAEL  (1320309) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

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

09-Oct

LEADLEY, JOHN HORACE  (532414) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

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

09-Oct

TAN SENG HUAT  (786070) RAFVR - age 27

AC2

He was a locally recruited member of the RAF and probably died in Japanese captivity.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Oct

CHAMP, SIDNEY GEORGE  () RAFVR - age 40

Sqn Ldr

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

09-Oct

PARRY, THOMAS WYNFORD  (1381589) RAFVR - age 20

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 Huntingdon N.  He is buried in Bettws Bledrws (St Bledrws) Churchyard.

10-Oct

EDWARDS, LLOYD GEORGE  (R/69087) RCAF - age 20

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BR491 QJ-Q of No 92 Sqn, which crashed in the sea following a strafing mission to El Daba.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

10-Oct

HILL, EDWARD HENRY  (J/6288) RCAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, BR491 'Q' of No 92 Sqn, which was  shot down by fighters during a 'Rhubarb' in the Fuka area.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

10-Oct

HALL, FRANK ERNEST GEORGE  (657538) RAF - age 28

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, X7933 of No 125 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Fairwood Common.  He is buried in Englefield Green Cemetery.

10-Oct

ALBIN, STANLEY  (900892) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, X7933 of No 125 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Fairwood Common.  He is buried in Staines (London Road) Cemetery.

10-Oct

HART, HENRY JOHN  (655066) RAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF348 OJ-P of No 149 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting an emergency landing at Watton shortly after taking off from Lakenheath on a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in Dorchester Cemetery, Dorset.

10-Oct

CORKER, ALFRED WILLIE  (570419) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF348 OJ-P of No 149 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting an emergency landing at Watton shortly after taking off from Lakenheath on a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in Sowerby Bridge Cemetery.

10-Oct

WARREN, LEWIS JOHN  (41632) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF348 OJ-P of No 149 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting an emergency landing at Watton shortly after taking off from Lakenheath on a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in Watton (St Mary) Churchyard.

10-Oct

McKENZIE, KENNETH GEORGE  (404571) RNZAF - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF348 OJ-P of No 149 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting an emergency landing at Watton shortly after taking off from Lakenheath on a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in Watton (St Mary) Churchyard.

10-Oct

WHITWELL, HUGH CLARENCE  (412372) RNZAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF348 OJ-P of No 149 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting an emergency landing at Watton shortly after taking off from Lakenheath on a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in Watton (St Mary) Churchyard.

10-Oct

CONNELLY, HARRY IAN FORSYTH  (412887) RNZAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF348 OJ-P of No 149 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting an emergency landing at Watton shortly after taking off from Lakenheath on a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in Watton (St Mary) Churchyard.

10-Oct

ZISER, REGINALD  (405372) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK311 of No 150 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Elsham Wolds in gusting winds during a training flight.  He is buried in Brigg Cemetery.

10-Oct

MEYERS, NORMAN CLIFFORD  (R/95104) RCAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK311 of No 150 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Elsham Wolds in gusting winds during a training flight.  He is buried in Brigg Cemetery.

10-Oct

GREEN, NORMAN DESMOND  (1062799) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK311 of No 150 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Elsham Wolds in gusting winds during a training flight.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery.

10-Oct

HERBERT, EDWIN HENRY  (566527) RAF - age 25

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK311 of No 150 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Elsham Wolds in gusting winds during a training flight.  He is buried in Leicester (Saffron Hill) Cemetery.

10-Oct

ALLWORTH, WILLIAM HENRY  (1259356) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK311 of No 150 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed on the approach to Elsham Wolds in gusting winds during a training flight.  He is buried in St Pancras Cemetery.

10-Oct

PITT, JOHN CHARLES  (1178272) RAFVR - age 26

LAC

He was serving with No 185 Sqn and was probably killed in an air raid on Malta/Gozo.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

10-Oct

IRVINE, ALEXANDER  (1346955) RAFVR - age 34

AC1

He was serving with No 200 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fajara War Cemetery.

10-Oct

WALKINSHAW, FREDERICK HENRY  (127488) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9393 of No 269 Sqn, which was destroyed by fire following an undercarriage collapse after it swung on take off from Kaldadarnes.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery.

10-Oct

COLVIN, RICHARD JOHN TODD  (R/110138) RCAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK335 VR-Y of No 419 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames  near the airfield during a training flight.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery.

10-Oct

HICKS, HERBERT ERNEST  (R/113252) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK335 VR-Y of No 419 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames  near the airfield during a training flight.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery.

10-Oct

MORISSE, ARCHIE WALTER RUSSELL  (101467) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, EB329 of No 502 Sqn, which failed to return after sighting an enemy vessel it was detailed to attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10-Oct

WILBERFORCE, NOEL ALFRED GRATIAN  (120707) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, EB329 of No 502 Sqn, which failed to return after sighting an enemy vessel it was detailed to attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10-Oct

HARRIS, JOHN  (403394) RAAF - age 33

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, EB329 of No 502 Sqn, which failed to return after sighting an enemy vessel it was detailed to attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10-Oct

FRASER, ROBERT SCRYMGEOUR  (622629) RAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, EB329 of No 502 Sqn, which failed to return after sighting an enemy vessel it was detailed to attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10-Oct

ANDREWS, FREDERICK ALLISON  (965408) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, EB329 of No 502 Sqn, which failed to return after sighting an enemy vessel it was detailed to attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10-Oct

THOMPSON, THOMAS FREDERICK  (1159188) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, EB329 of No 502 Sqn, which failed to return after sighting an enemy vessel it was detailed to attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10-Oct

HEMSLEY, WILLIAM JAMES  (1251292) RAFVR - age 31

LAC

He was serving with No 904 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Portslade Cemetery.

10-Oct

MACDONALD, ROBERT GEORGE  (1380294) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK257 of No 16 OTU, which crashed into a plantation near Filey on a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Filey (St Oswald) Churchyard.

10-Oct

SPARROW, BRUCE HARRY  (R/86211) RCAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK257 of No 16 OTU, which crashed into a plantation near Filey on a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Filey (St Oswald) Churchyard.

10-Oct

ROBERTSON, DONALD ROY  (R/98882) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK257 of No 16 OTU, which crashed into a plantation near Filey on a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Filey (St Oswald) Churchyard.

10-Oct

FERGUSON, JOHN  (1331595) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK257 of No 16 OTU, which crashed into a plantation near Filey on a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Limpsfield (St Peter) Churchyard.

10-Oct

FOX, JOHN ANTHONY  (1382178) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK257 of No 16 OTU, which crashed into a plantation near Filey on a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery.

10-Oct

McPHEE, STEPHEN DAVID  (R/104097) RCAF - age 33

Sgt

He was serving at No 1654 HCU and died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident near Stamford.  He is buried in Wittering (All Saints) Churchyard.

10-Oct

STRANG, ROBERT ADAIR  (656403) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, T5259 of No 2 (C) OTU, which crashed on take-off from Driffield.  He is buried in Glasgow (Eastwood) Cemetery.

10-Oct

EDMOND, DAVID  (656814) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, BW703 of No 36 OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

10-Oct

ELDER, JOHN JARDINE  (1315473) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, BW703 of No 36 OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

10-Oct

REDWOOD, ROBERT EDWARD WILSON  (1324380) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth I, 5963 of No 5 EFTS, which crashed at High River after failing to recover from a spin.  He is buried in High River (Highwood) Cemetery.

10-Oct

GILBERT, JOHN ALEXANDER  (124529) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, X4605 of No 57 OTU, which spun into the ground near Ewloe in Flintshire.  He is buried in Hawarden Cemetery.

10-Oct

NUTLEY, ALFRED HENRY  (537310) RAF - age 27

Cpl

He was serving at No 75 Air School at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery.

10-Oct

FOURNISS, REGINALD CHARLES  (103746) RAFVR - age 36

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 Leicester.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery.

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