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Casualties - 17 - 22 October 1942


17-Oct

TANNER, ARTHUR JAMES  (413148) RNZAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9312 LS-C of No 15 Sqn, which crashed near Nantes during a Gardening sortie  off Bayonne.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery.

17-Oct

STONE, NOEL EDWARD  (413309) RNZAF - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9312 LS-C of No 15 Sqn, which crashed near Nantes during a Gardening sortie  off Bayonne.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery.

17-Oct

WOOD, THOMAS  (1127518) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9312 LS-C of No 15 Sqn, which crashed near Nantes during a Gardening sortie  off Bayonne.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery.

17-Oct

LOVELL, ROBERT WILLIAM  (1337502) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9312 LS-C of No 15 Sqn, which crashed near Nantes during a Gardening sortie  off Bayonne.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery.

17-Oct

TAYLOR, THOMAS RON  (R/91300) RCAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9312 LS-C of No 15 Sqn, which crashed near Nantes during a Gardening sortie  off Bayonne.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery.

17-Oct

HOOPER, ROY WESLEY  (107778) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH360 'P' of No 48 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Oct

RAWLE, FRANK  (117642) RAFVR - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH360 'P' of No 48 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Oct

PEARCE, LAURENCE JAMES  (411098) RNZAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH360 'P' of No 48 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Oct

HODGSON, LEONARD  (1065854) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH360 'P' of No 48 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Oct

CORR, WILLIAM DUNCAN  (39500) RAF - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4774 of No 61 Sqn, which flew into buildings in the target area on low level raid against Montchanin.  He is buried in Ecuisses Communal Cemetery.

17-Oct

WEBSTER, JOHN COLIN  (403780) RNZAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4774 of No 61 Sqn, which flew into buildings in the target area on low level raid against Montchanin.  He is buried in Ecuisses Communal Cemetery.

17-Oct

DELVE, RICHARD JAMES  (656838) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4774 of No 61 Sqn, which flew into buildings in the target area on low level raid against Montchanin.  He is buried in Ecuisses Communal Cemetery.

17-Oct

WILLIS, GEORGE JOHN ANSTEY  (968437) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4774 of No 61 Sqn, which flew into buildings in the target area on low level raid against Montchanin.  He is buried in Ecuisses Communal Cemetery.

17-Oct

EDWARDS, OWEN GLYNNE  (1293442) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4774 of No 61 Sqn, which flew into buildings in the target area on low level raid against Montchanin.  He is buried in Ecuisses Communal Cemetery.

17-Oct

MOORE, JAMES ROLAND  (R/85295) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4774 of No 61 Sqn, which flew into buildings in the target area on low level raid against Montchanin.  He is buried in Ecuisses Communal Cemetery.

17-Oct

BOREHAM, ERIC HERBERT  (1377082) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL206 of No 98 Sqn, which spun into the ground near West Raynham on a training flight.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

17-Oct

BARNETT, FRANK ERNEST  (1041484) RAFVR - age 32

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL206 of No 98 Sqn, which spun into the ground near West Raynham on a training flight.  He is buried in East Raynham (St Mary) Churchyard.

17-Oct

TANNER, DONALD CHARLES  (1254033) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL206 of No 98 Sqn, which spun into the ground near West Raynham on a training flight.  He is buried in East Raynham (St Mary) Churchyard.

17-Oct

HORTON, LEONARD HARLOW  (1264120) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL206 of No 98 Sqn, which spun into the ground near West Raynham on a training flight.  He is buried in Ruislip (St Martin) Churchyard Extension.

17-Oct

JONES, RIPLEY OGDEN  (100520) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, EP341 of No 126 Sqn, which collided head on with a Bf 109 whilst attacking Ju 88s attacking Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

17-Oct

ANDERSON, JAMES SANGSTER  (R/92560) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7766 NP-H of No 158 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed on landing at East Moor on its return from a raid to Kiel, having been badly damaged by flak over the target.  He is buried in Fulford Cemetery.

17-Oct

MILLER, RONALD  (1111811) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BP955 'A' of No 229 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 whilst intercepting a raid on Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

17-Oct

WALKER, RONALD  (1289633) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2186 of No 418 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Bethesda in Caernarvonshire.  He is buried in Letchworth Cemetery.

17-Oct

LONGWORTH, HAROLD FRANCIS  (J/11105) RCAF - age 26

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2186 of No 418 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Bethesda in Caernarvonshire.  He is buried in Llanbeblig Public Cemetery, Caernarfon.

17-Oct

HIGSON, DONALD  (44660) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 540 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery.

17-Oct

HAYES, JOHN DOUGLAS  (132171) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was serving with No 540 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery.

17-Oct

FREWIN, RAYMOND CHARLES  (1165883) RAFVR - age 27

LAC

He was serving with No 2741 Sqn, RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Slough (Stoke Road) Cemetery.

17-Oct

AVISE, JOHN ELLSWORTH  (J/5472) RCAF - age 30

Fg Off

Hurricane IIB, HL842 of No 103 MU, which was lost on a delivery flight.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

17-Oct

ANDERSON, CLIFFORD JOHN  (644105) RAF - age 22

Cpl

He was serving with No 128 RSU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery.

17-Oct

DESJARDINS, JOSEPH ERNEST  (R/85302) RCAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ911 of No 23 OTU, which crashed and broke in two at Pershore following an engine failure whilst attempting an overshoot.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery.

17-Oct

WOOD, WALTER ALEXANDER  (1247372) RAFVR - age 34

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 Trowbridge (No - A).  He is buried in Colerne (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

17-Oct

CHALMERS, KENNETH STUART  (576578) RAF - age 19

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 Devon Central.  He is buried in Hanworth (St Bartholomew) Churchyard.

18-Oct

FRANKLIN, CECIL ERNEST  (119551) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AM115 of No 16 Sqn, which crashed near Maiden Newton in Dorset.  He is buried in Bridgwater (Quantock Road) Cemetery.

18-Oct

McPHERSON, JOHN CLIVE  (655308) RAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He probably died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying a Hurricane of No 73 Sqn, which was destroyed when train exploded in El Alamein Station.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

18-Oct

STEVENSON, JAMES DOUGLAS  (J/15340) RCAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, AB332 of No 126 Sqn, which crashed into a field near Gharghur having lost control on the approach to land.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

18-Oct

STUDENT, VACLAV  (82640) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2564 of No 311 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Northolt.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

18-Oct

STRAUSS-LEEMANS, GEORGES  (118529) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2564 of No 311 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Northolt.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

18-Oct

GISSUBEL, BEDRICH  (131533) RAFVR - age 32

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2564 of No 311 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Northolt.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

18-Oct

BUNZL, ANTONIN  (131534) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2564 of No 311 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Northolt.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

18-Oct

BULIS, FRANTISEK  (131535) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2564 of No 311 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Northolt.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

18-Oct

JEBACEK, JAROSLAV  (142325) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2564 of No 311 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Northolt.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

18-Oct

STOKLASEK, FRANTISEK  (787216) RAFVR - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2564 of No 311 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Northolt.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

18-Oct

DOLEZAL, FRANTISEK  (787452) RAFVR - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2564 of No 311 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Northolt.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

18-Oct

BLAHA, JAN  (787458) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2564 of No 311 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Northolt.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

18-Oct

CECH, JOSEF  (787498) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2564 of No 311 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Northolt.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

18-Oct

PACLIK, ERANTISEK  (787773) RAFVR - age 38

Cpl

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2564 of No 311 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Northolt.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

18-Oct

GOTZLINGER, VILIAM  (787915) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2564 of No 311 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Northolt.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

18-Oct

SVEC, JOSEF  (788152) RAFVR - age 36

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2564 of No 311 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Northolt.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

18-Oct

RAJECKI, VLADIMIR  (788193) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2564 of No 311 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Northolt.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

18-Oct

HANKA, VACLAV  (83237) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2564 of No 311 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Northolt.  He is buried in Penn Fields (St Philip) Churchyard.

18-Oct

DAVID, ALEXANDER NOEL  (74466) RAFVR - age 53

Flt Lt

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 Wycombe.  He is buried in Princes Risborough (St Mary) Churchyard.

18-Oct

GODKIN, GLADYS E.  (2097597) WAAF - age 24

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 Trowbridge.  She is buried in Winsley (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

19-Oct

REDHEAD, JOHN BREWICK  (1056192) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ837 of No 75 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft made an emergency landing at Lakenheath having run out of fuel on its return from a raid to Kiel on 14 Oct 1942.  He is buried in Plymouth (Weston Mill) Cemetery.

19-Oct

HEMPSTEAD, ROBERT THEODORE  (J/15919) RCAF - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, BR522 'K' of No 92 Sqn, which collided with an aircraft of No 145 Sqn on  its return from a sortie.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

19-Oct

CROMBIE, CHARLES STUART GIBSONE  (R/65503) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He died of injuries sustained whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX636 of No 1 OADU, which was lost over sea off Cape Roxo on 14 Oct 1942.  He is buried in Fajara War Cemetery.

19-Oct

CHARLESON, GEORGE SLATER  (1069897) RAFVR - age 36

LAC

He was serving with No 101 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

19-Oct

HORNER, REGINALD DUDLEY  (101544) RAFVR - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5780 of No 1656 HCU, which crashed near Fradley whilst 'beating up' a pub whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Fradley (St Stephen's) Churchyard.

19-Oct

MURPHY, DENIS MICHAEL  (404146) RAAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5780 of No 1656 HCU, which crashed near Fradley whilst 'beating up' a pub whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Fradley (St Stephen's) Churchyard.

19-Oct

FORRESTER, LEONARD  (405580) RAAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5780 of No 1656 HCU, which crashed near Fradley whilst 'beating up' a pub whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Fradley (St Stephen's) Churchyard.

19-Oct

WOOD, ROGER WYNDHAM  (408768) RAAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5780 of No 1656 HCU, which crashed near Fradley whilst 'beating up' a pub whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Fradley (St Stephen's) Churchyard.

19-Oct

DOBELL, SIDNEY  (1575906) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5780 of No 1656 HCU, which crashed near Fradley whilst 'beating up' a pub whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Stoke-on-Trent (Hanley) Cemetery.

19-Oct

HODGES, DENNIS WILLIAM  (1157240) RAFVR - age 22

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5780 of No 1656 HCU, which crashed near Fradley whilst 'beating up' a pub whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery.

19-Oct

WATSON, DENNIS MALCOLM  (1322538) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 8446 of No 33 SFTS, which crashed near Carberry after hitting trees.  He is buried in Brandon Cemetery, Manitoba.

19-Oct

WOODS, JOHN ARTHUR  (1332691) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 8446 of No 33 SFTS, which crashed near Carberry after hitting trees.  He is buried in Brandon Cemetery, Manitoba.

19-Oct

SAYER, PAUL ERNEST  (1391684) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 8446 of No 33 SFTS, which crashed near Carberry after hitting trees.  He is buried in Brandon Cemetery, Manitoba.

19-Oct

PHELAN, ROBERT  (1335220) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T5815 of No 5 SFTS, which crashed at Burrelton, Perth after emerging from cloud inverted from which recovery was unsuccessful.  He is buried in Newtown (All Saints) Catholic Churchyard.

19-Oct

PHILBEY, RONALD LEONARD  (1384976) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T5815 of No 5 SFTS, which crashed at Burrelton, Perth after emerging from cloud inverted from which recovery was unsuccessful.  He is buried in Speen (St Mary) Churchyard.

19-Oct

FLOWER, FRANK EDWARD  (1204796) RAFVR - age 35

AC1

He was serving with No 63 RSU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

19-Oct

MARS, PETER RICHARD CAMPBELL  (124439) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, P6413 of No 7 FIS, which dived into the ground near Chirton having stalled in a steep turn.  He is buried in Upavon Cemetery.

19-Oct

NILSSON, WILLIAM EDWARD  (415709) RNZAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, P6413 of No 7 FIS, which dived into the ground near Chirton having stalled in a steep turn.  He is buried in Upavon Cemetery.

19-Oct

NICHOLSON, ROGER EDWIN  (1152581) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He probably died in the RAF Hospital at Cosford as his death was registered in Wenlock.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery.

19-Oct

RENNIE, BASIL JOHN ALLAN MC (87414) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Lt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Sleaford (30).  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension.

19-Oct

CURTIS, OLIVER  (863404) AuxAF - age 52

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 Portsmouth.  He is buried in Fareham Cemetery.

19-Oct

GARNER, JAMES BURTON  (984953) RAFVR - age 24

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 Surrey S W.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

19-Oct

CADDICK, GRACE  (450565) WAAF - age 19

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 Newmarket.  She is buried in Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery.

20-Oct

JOHNSTON, KENNETH LESLIE  (C/1196) RCAF - age 22

Flt Lt

He had been serving with No 94 Sqn and died in a lifeboat having been travelling back to the UK aboard the SS Laconia when it was sunk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20-Oct

HICKS, FRANK EDWARD MALCOLM  (523113) RAF - age Unknown

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ313 GB-E of No 105 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Hannover.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

20-Oct

DEETH, LAURENCE WALTER  (1264627) RAFVR - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ313 GB-E of No 105 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Hannover.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

20-Oct

PRENDERGAST, ALBERT EDWARD  (R/82744) RCAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was mortally wounded whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1657 of No 115 Sqn, which hit during an attack on Essen, bur returned safely to the UK.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

20-Oct

YOUNG, SIDNEY WILLIAM  (101052) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Maryland II, AH342 of No 203 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce off Crete.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20-Oct

HOSKINS, GEORGE  (107928) RAF - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Maryland II, AH342 of No 203 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce off Crete.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20-Oct

BURNE, ALEXANDER CHARLES  (942399) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Maryland II, AH342 of No 203 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce off Crete.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20-Oct

NORMAN, LESLIE CHARLES  (1376540) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Maryland II, AH342 of No 203 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce off Crete.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20-Oct

MACDONALD, GEORGE RODOWAY  (36191) RAF - age 23

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIC, EL280 of No 236 Sqn, which broke up in the air after pulling out of a dive and crashed on the beach near North Coates.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

20-Oct

KERR, ALEXANDER  (107056) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIC, EL280 of No 236 Sqn, which broke up in the air after pulling out of a dive and crashed on the beach near North Coates.  He is buried in Glasgow (Eastwood) Cemetery.

20-Oct

DONNELLY, HENRY  (1308652) RAFVR - age 26

AC2

He had been serving with No 242 Sqn but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Makasura in Java.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

20-Oct

TAYLOR, RONALD CLIFFORD  (932823) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk III, FR284 of No 250 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters near Fuka.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20-Oct

PLIS  Henryk (P.782026) PAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2852  of No 304 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea off Heligoland.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

20-Oct

MERCHANT, LESLIE ARTHUR  (1191563) RAFVR - age 33

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, EW923 of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Oct

GRAIN, THOMAS HENRY  (1192758) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, EW923 of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Oct

WOOLLATT, HORACE JAMES  (1258661) RAFVR - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, EW923 of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Oct

ZUMAR, MOSES  (R/82050) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, EW923 of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Oct

KEIL, GEORGE ALVIN  (R/86378) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, EW923 of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Oct

HARPER, GEORGE ARTHUR  (R/7724) RCAF - age 23

Cpl

He was serving with No 413 Sqn and died from injuries in Galle Hospital, Ceylon sustained in a motor vehicle accident.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery.

20-Oct

THATCHER, JOHN ROBERT  (994970) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 920 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Castleford New Cemetery.

20-Oct

MARTYN, SAMUEL GEORGE  (930263) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 990 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Nuwara Eliya (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

20-Oct

WORSDALE, THOMAS EDWARD  (962597) RAFVR - age 34

AC2

He had been serving with No 151 MU and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Jakarta in Java.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

20-Oct

WOJCIECHOWSKI Kazimierz (P.704155) PAF - age 21

AC2

He was serving with No 25 (P) EFTS and died in hospital.  He is buried in Hucknall Cemetery.

20-Oct

WEYMOUTH, GEOFFREY MERVYN  (112496) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, R7024 of No 57 OTU, which collided with R7138 near Malpas in Cheshire.  He is buried in Hawarden Cemetery.

20-Oct

LAMBERT, REX CLIFTON  (403272) RAAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA162 of the ADU, which crashed and burst into flames after hitting a tree at low level over Northern Nigeria.  He is buried in Kano Township Christian Cemetery.

20-Oct

NEVE, EDGAR  (413112) RNZAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA162 of the ADU, which crashed and burst into flames after hitting a tree at low level over Northern Nigeria.  He is buried in Kano Township Christian Cemetery.

20-Oct

HAYTON, GILBERT MCLEAN DFC (42503) RAF - age 25

Flt Lt

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.

20-Oct

GREEN, THOMAS CROWE  (534879) 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.

20-Oct

COMPTON, PETER ROBERT  (538592) RAF - age 24

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.

20-Oct

BRACEGIRDLE, JOHN  (542721) RAF - age 24

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.

20-Oct

MURPHY, JAMES  (549692) RAF - age 32

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.

20-Oct

COWLEY, GEORGE CHRISTOPHER  (1176195) RAFVR - age 31

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 Poole.  He is buried in Bognor Regis Cemetery.

20-Oct

HOWSON, KENNETH JOSEPH  (121777) RAF - age 19

Plt 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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Glasserton Parish Churchyard.

20-Oct

GRIMES, SYDNEY JOHN  (1658398) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

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

21-Oct

DOBIE, PAUL NELSON  (103551) RAFVR - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, R7867 of No 1 Sqn, which probably ditched in the North Sea off Amble.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Oct

BRADY, NOEL STUART  (45686) RAF - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF390 MG-A of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by friendly AA fire off Great Yarmouth on its return from a Gardening sortie, possibly as a result of firing the wrong colours of the day.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Oct

HARVEY, ALEXANDER ALBERT  (123115) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF390 MG-A of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by friendly AA fire off Great Yarmouth on its return from a Gardening sortie, possibly as a result of firing the wrong colours of the day.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Oct

WATKINS, JACK  (650817) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF390 MG-A of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by friendly AA fire off Great Yarmouth on its return from a Gardening sortie, possibly as a result of firing the wrong colours of the day.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Oct

WILKINS, KENNETH ALBERT  (1335573) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF390 MG-A of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by friendly AA fire off Great Yarmouth on its return from a Gardening sortie, possibly as a result of firing the wrong colours of the day.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Oct

WINDER, ROBERT GLEDHILL  (J/9925) RCAF - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF390 MG-A of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by friendly AA fire off Great Yarmouth on its return from a Gardening sortie, possibly as a result of firing the wrong colours of the day.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Oct

FLAVELLE, ROBERT ERNEST  (R/62401) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF390 MG-A of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by friendly AA fire off Great Yarmouth on its return from a Gardening sortie, possibly as a result of firing the wrong colours of the day.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Oct

COOPER, JOHN DONALD  (R/97274) RCAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF390 MG-A of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by friendly AA fire off Great Yarmouth on its return from a Gardening sortie, possibly as a result of firing the wrong colours of the day.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Oct

AKESTER, ALFRED HAROLD  (1129335) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, V8229 of No 29 Sqn, which was shot down by friendly AA fire off Winchelsea in Sussex.  He is buried in Driffield Cemetery.

21-Oct

WRIGHT, HAROLD LEONARD KERR  (1196436) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, V8229 of No 29 Sqn, which was shot down by friendly AA fire off Winchelsea in Sussex.  He is buried in Water Orton (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard.

21-Oct

MACKINNON, GORDON MACDIARMID  (1380447) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BE554 of No 73 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

21-Oct

CUNNINGHAM, RICHARD ALEXANDER  (1314713) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AB207 of No 145 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 on a 'delousing' mission ahead of a group of B-25 bombers.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

21-Oct

MELLING, ANDREW NOEL  (1369064) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AM241 of No 169 Sqn, which flew into the sea off the Isle of Man during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Kilsyth Cemetery.

21-Oct

HOLLIS, WILLIAM DENZIL  (121304) RAFVR - age 20

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, T5281 of No 235 Sqn, which was shot down over the Bay of Biscay by a Ju 88.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Oct

TAYLOR, HENRY  (656724) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, T5281 of No 235 Sqn, which was shot down over the Bay of Biscay by a Ju 88.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Oct

DAVIES, ARTHUR  (1272582) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying Hurricane IIC, Z3081 of No 534 Sqn, which collided with Boston, AL871 near Arundel during a Turbinlite practice.  He is buried in Leatherhead (SS Mary and Nicholas) Churchyard.

21-Oct

ROSS, NORMAN EDWARD ALBERT  (1314183) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying Boston III, AL871 of No 605 Sqn, which collided with Hurricane, Z3081 near Arundel during a Turbinlite practice.  He is buried in North Cadbury (St Michael) Churchyard.

21-Oct

LOUNT, ROBERT MARR  (R/80935) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was serving with No 1657 CU and died of natural causes in RAF Hospital, Ely.  He is buried in Ely Cemetery.

21-Oct

PROCTOR, THURLOW  (123455) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD984 of No 21 OTU, which was lost without a trace on an night cross country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Oct

DANDO, ERIC JOHN  (125677) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD984 of No 21 OTU, which was lost without a trace on an night cross country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Oct

GEORGE, CHARLES STUART  (1070177) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD984 of No 21 OTU, which was lost without a trace on an night cross country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Oct

CHESSOR, EDWARD WILLIAM  (R/93562) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD984 of No 21 OTU, which was lost without a trace on an night cross country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Oct

HARVEY, FREDERIC BRIGHT  (100176) RAFVR - age 56

Sqn Ldr

He was serving with the AM Photographic Unit at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Sarratt (Holy Cross) Churchyard.

21-Oct

TODD, JOHN CECIL  (977613) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving in the Far East at the time of his death, but circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained Not shown in GRO Lists.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai.

21-Oct

EVANS, CATHERINE ELLEN  (439648) WAAF - age 23

ACW1

She was serving at No 53 OTU and was fatally injured in a motor transport accident whilst on duty.  She is buried in Llanycil (St Beuno) Churchyard.

21-Oct

WOOD, HERBERT FRANCIS GEORGE  (78905) RAFVR - age 56

Flt Lt

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 Totnes.  He is buried in Totnes Cemetery.

22-Oct

HARRISON, RONALD  (119918) RAFVR - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL518 of No 41 Sqn, which flew into a hill near Towyn in bad weather along with R7296 and BM573.  He is buried in Slough (Stoke Road) Cemetery.

22-Oct

SCOTT, THOMAS ROLAND  (115515) RAFVR - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM573 of No 41 Sqn, which flew into a hill near Towyn in bad weather along with R7296 and BL518.  He is buried in Portmadoc Public Cemetery.

22-Oct

GILLITT, FRANK NORMAN  (108132) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, R7296 of No 41 Sqn, which flew into a hill near Towyn in bad weather along with BL518 and BM573.  He is buried in Wellingborough (Doddington Road) Cemetery.

22-Oct

KNIGHTS, ANDREW WALTER  (612165) RAF - age 21

Cpl

He was serving with No 66 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Orford (St Bartholomew) Churchyard.

22-Oct

THORPE, JOHN ROBERT NAYLOR  (1014904) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1029 'S' of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

22-Oct

HANNA, MARK  (1109095) RAFVR - age 34

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1029 'S' of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

22-Oct

JACKSON, DONALD  (1315258) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1029 'S' of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

22-Oct

WILSON, NEIL STEWART  (67105) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EN791 of No 131 Sqn, which he abandoned the aircraft after it was hit by flak on a Roadstead but the weather was too bad for a rescue to be affected.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Oct

SMITH, WREFORD WILLIAM GEORGE DFC (125723) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V BD228 MA-S of No 161 Sqn, which crashed and caught fire on landing at Tempsford on return from a SOE sortie to Belgium.  He is buried in Harwich Cemetery.

22-Oct

SMYTH, JOHN PATRICK STRACEY DFC (37430) RAF - age 31

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Lodestar II, EW984 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed after is wing struck a tent following a low level 'beat-up' of the Officers Mess as it set out on a flight to Lydda.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

22-Oct

COPSEY, ERNEST FRANCIS VICTOR  (42334) RAF - age 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lodestar II, EW984 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed after is wing struck a tent following a low level 'beat-up' of the Officers Mess as it set out on a flight to Lydda.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

22-Oct

WALKER, DAVID MAXWELL  (110563) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lodestar II, EW984 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed after is wing struck a tent following a low level 'beat-up' of the Officers Mess as it set out on a flight to Lydda.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

22-Oct

TRENCH, JOHN CECIL OLIVER  (118479) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lodestar II, EW984 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed after is wing struck a tent following a low level 'beat-up' of the Officers Mess as it set out on a flight to Lydda.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

22-Oct

HAWKES, CORLISS ST LEGER  (128712) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lodestar II, EW984 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed after is wing struck a tent following a low level 'beat-up' of the Officers Mess as it set out on a flight to Lydda.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

22-Oct

HARPER, ROY ANDERSON  (400087) RAAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lodestar II, EW984 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed after is wing struck a tent following a low level 'beat-up' of the Officers Mess as it set out on a flight to Lydda.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

22-Oct

O'CONNOR, BRIAN JOSEPH  (404933) RNZAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lodestar II, EW984 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed after is wing struck a tent following a low level 'beat-up' of the Officers Mess as it set out on a flight to Lydda.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

22-Oct

GRANT, GERALD ALEXANDER  (521986) RAF - age 25

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Lodestar II, EW984 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed after is wing struck a tent following a low level 'beat-up' of the Officers Mess as it set out on a flight to Lydda.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

22-Oct

BENSON, REGINALD  (572958) RAF - age 21

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Lodestar II, EW984 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed after is wing struck a tent following a low level 'beat-up' of the Officers Mess as it set out on a flight to Lydda.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

22-Oct

MACBRYDE, GEORGE ROLLINSON  (1162806) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lodestar II, EW984 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed after is wing struck a tent following a low level 'beat-up' of the Officers Mess as it set out on a flight to Lydda.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

22-Oct

MILLS, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (1189309) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lodestar II, EW984 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed after is wing struck a tent following a low level 'beat-up' of the Officers Mess as it set out on a flight to Lydda.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

22-Oct

PLANT, WALTER H.  (R/68178) RCAF - age 23

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Lodestar II, EW984 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed after is wing struck a tent following a low level 'beat-up' of the Officers Mess as it set out on a flight to Lydda.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

22-Oct

IRWIN, VERN SELBY  (R/77313) RCAF - age 22

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lodestar II, EW984 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed after is wing struck a tent following a low level 'beat-up' of the Officers Mess as it set out on a flight to Lydda.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

22-Oct

MIDDLETON, HECTOR MCKENZIE  (403243) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He possibly died from injuries sustained whilst flying Hurricane I, Z4764 of the ACDU, which crashed on take-off from El Firdan on 20 Oct 1942.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

22-Oct

CHILTON, PHILIP STANLEY  (1190327) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

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

22-Oct

SMITH, WILLIE  (1624931) RAFVR - age 27

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 Marylebone.  He is buried in Ossett (St John's) Methodist Chapelyard.

22-Oct

PARKER, LEONARD THOMAS  (964945) RAFVR - age 28

Cpl

He was serving with No 4 Wing and died from natural causes, no further details.  His death was registered in Peterborough.  He is buried in Wittering (All Saints) Churchyard.

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