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Casualties - 23 - 24 October 1942


23-Oct

HARRIS, ROBERT  (1195323) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BP167 of No 73 Sqn, which was shot down by friendly AA during a night flight.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

23-Oct

SIMPSON, JOSEPH CUNNINGHAM  (36147) RAF - age 25

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ343 of No 105 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Holland on a raid to Hengelo.  He is buried in Westdongeradeel (Raard) Protestant Churchyard.

23-Oct

WALTER, CLAUD BRANSBY  (44227) RAF - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ343 of No 105 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Holland on a raid to Hengelo.  He is buried in Westdongeradeel (Raard) Protestant Churchyard.

23-Oct

OLIVER, THOMAS EDWARD  (J/16099) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7862 NP-D of No 158 Sqn, which crashed in the Channel on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Calais Canadian War Cemetery.

23-Oct

THOMAS, WILBERT HARRY  (J/9551) RCAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7862 NP-D of No 158 Sqn, which crashed in the Channel on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Pihen-les-Guines Communal Cemetery.

23-Oct

HUGHES, GORDON SHOTTON  (133353) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7862 NP-D of No 158 Sqn, which crashed in the Channel on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Oct

LEAKEY, KENNETH WILLIAM  (130146) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7862 NP-D of No 158 Sqn, which crashed in the Channel on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Oct

CLARK, LLOYD DENZIL  (404894) RNZAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7862 NP-D of No 158 Sqn, which crashed in the Channel on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Oct

ANDERSON, ALFRED  (938999) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7862 NP-D of No 158 Sqn, which crashed in the Channel on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Oct

PERRETT, NORMAN GEORGE EDMUND  (1164775) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7862 NP-D of No 158 Sqn, which crashed in the Channel on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Oct

HARDY, HARRY  (1268636) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7862 NP-D of No 158 Sqn, which crashed in the Channel on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Oct

LINDSAY, ALEC IAN  (83982) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, EP685 of No 185 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Dingli after having its tail shot away by friendly AA fire.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

23-Oct

MARSHALL, JOHN  (874532) AuxAF - age 45

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.

23-Oct

BOWKER, THOMAS LAYTON  (405366) RNZAF - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9184 HA-U of No 218 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Dieppe on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension.

23-Oct

PRICE, STANLEY VICTOR  (1427176) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9184 HA-U of No 218 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Dieppe on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension.

23-Oct

HALL, FREDERICK CECIL  (1232357) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9184 HA-U of No 218 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Dieppe on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-sur-Mer.

23-Oct

STUDD, REGINALD ARTHUR  (47188) RAF - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9184 HA-U of No 218 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Dieppe on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Oct

YOUNGMAN, LOUIS ROUSSEAU  (120631) RAFVR - age 34

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9184 HA-U of No 218 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Dieppe on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Oct

ROGERS, WALTER  (122012) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9184 HA-U of No 218 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Dieppe on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Oct

BROWN, ARTHUR  (1017124) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9184 HA-U of No 218 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Dieppe on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Oct

PAMENTER, GEORGE ARTHUR FRANCIS  (1377321) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9184 HA-U of No 218 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Dieppe on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Oct

WILLIAMS, ERIC BERNARD  (121418) RAFVR - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL275 'K' of No 236 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an attack on shipping off Texel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Oct

VUILLEUMIER, GEORGE THOMAS  (1325232) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL275 'K' of No 236 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an attack on shipping off Texel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Oct

WILMER, DEREK GORDON  (130453) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL447 'Q' of No 236 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an attack on shipping off Texel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Oct

TOMLINSON, ERIC KEITH  (R/69533) RCAF - age Unknown

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk IIA, FL314 of No 260 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters on a sweep over El Dada.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

23-Oct

DECLERCK, ALBERT GEORGE  (402790) RAAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7659 'F' of No 462 Sqn, which ditched in the sea near Crete following engine problems during a raid against Maleme airfield.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

23-Oct

TYSON, JOHN WILSON  (551714) RAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7659 'F' of No 462 Sqn, which ditched in the sea near Crete following engine problems during a raid against Maleme airfield.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

23-Oct

WHITMORE, KENNETH HUGHES  (999518) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7659 'F' of No 462 Sqn, which ditched in the sea near Crete following engine problems during a raid against Maleme airfield.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

23-Oct

GILES, LESLIE WALTER  (1153580) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7659 'F' of No 462 Sqn, which ditched in the sea near Crete following engine problems during a raid against Maleme airfield.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

23-Oct

PEPPER, ARTHUR HENRY  (R/82619) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7659 'F' of No 462 Sqn, which ditched in the sea near Crete following engine problems during a raid against Maleme airfield.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

23-Oct

DOPERE, RAYMOND  (115445) RAFVR - age Unknown

 

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IA, R8812 'K' of No 609 Sqn, which crashed near Battle, Sussex in bad weather during a patrol.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register.

23-Oct

NATION, HUON TASMAN  (408147) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BP464 of No 1 METS, which spun into a lake on take off from El Ballah.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery.

23-Oct

PARKES, GILBERT ERNEST  (1117698) RAFVR - age 35

AC1

He was serving with No 125 RSU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery.

23-Oct

BAIN, WILLIAM  (47993) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, BP933 of No 2 PRU, which failed to return from a PR sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

23-Oct

PENKETHMAN, RONALD  (1527845) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 295 Wing at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fajara War Cemetery.

23-Oct

JOHNSON, CYRIL FRANCIS  (1320113) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was training as an observer at No 45 Air School and died from injuries sustained when a bomb was released accidently while he was removing the pin.  He is buried in Oudtshoorn Old Cemetery.

23-Oct

ALLEN, HORACE ROY  (32153) RAF - age 33

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, Z4993 of the AAEE, which flew into high ground at Upway in Dorset.  He was cremated at Southampton Crematorium.

23-Oct

EAGLING, FRANK  (108043) RAFVR - age 24

Fg Off

He was serving with No 5 AOS at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in IoM?.  He is buried in Brighouse Cemetery.

23-Oct

JELINEK, VACLAV  (5396) RAFVR - age 29

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying the Anson I, DG787 of the ANBS, which flew into high ground at Corserine in Kirkcudbrightshire.  He is buried in Kirkinner Cemetery.

23-Oct

MILLINGER, JOSEPH GERARD  (1077226) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying the Anson I, DG787 of the ANBS, which flew into high ground at Corserine in Kirkcudbrightshire.  He is buried in Liverpool (Yew Tree) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

23-Oct

LUNNY, CHARLES  (1021650) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying the Anson I, DG787 of the ANBS, which flew into high ground at Corserine in Kirkcudbrightshire.  He is buried in New Stevenston (St Patrick's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

23-Oct

HAAS, PETR  (1265369) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying the Anson I, DG787 of the ANBS, which flew into high ground at Corserine in Kirkcudbrightshire.  He is buried in Scottow Cemetery.

23-Oct

SANDERS, LESTER VINCENT DFC (61226) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire VB, ER713 of Vickers-Armstrong, which crashed carrying out a test flight from Castle Bromwich.  He was cremated at  Golders Green Crematorium.

24-Oct

BONNETT, DORIAN DICK  (45416) RAFO - age 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4306 of No 49 Sqn, which crashed near Ford airfield on its return from a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Littlehampton Cemetery.

24-Oct

DANGERFIELD, RICHARD DESMOND  (401272) RAAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4306 of No 49 Sqn, which crashed near Ford airfield on its return from a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Littlehampton Cemetery.

24-Oct

LAWRENCE, RAYMOND GEORGE  (403192) RAAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4306 of No 49 Sqn, which crashed near Ford airfield on its return from a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Littlehampton Cemetery.

24-Oct

MYERS, WILLIAM HENRY INGHAM  (404798) RAAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4306 of No 49 Sqn, which crashed near Ford airfield on its return from a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Littlehampton Cemetery.

24-Oct

WALLIS, ROBERT JOSEPH  (625132) RAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4306 of No 49 Sqn, which crashed near Ford airfield on its return from a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Littlehampton Cemetery.

24-Oct

PHILPOT, JAMES TEMPLE  (403532) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5691 of No 50 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea whilst on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery.

24-Oct

CUMBERLAND, RUSSELL LLOYD  (403644) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5691 of No 50 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea whilst on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery.

24-Oct

GLENDINNING, JOHN JAMES  (991158) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5691 of No 50 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea whilst on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery.

24-Oct

GREGG, STANLEY ALFRED  (404420) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5691 of No 50 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea whilst on a raid to Milan.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Oct

SCOTT, WALTER  (549357) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5691 of No 50 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea whilst on a raid to Milan.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Oct

FERN, JOHN ST BERNARD  (1277581) RAFVR - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5691 of No 50 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea whilst on a raid to Milan.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Oct

ADEY, FRANK  (1332609) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5691 of No 50 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea whilst on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre.

24-Oct

FRASER, GILBERT GORDON  (14065) RAAF - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4251 of No 57 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea whilst on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Ravenna War Cemetery.

24-Oct

MILES, JOHN THOMAS NORIE  (116729) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4251 of No 57 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea whilst on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Ravenna War Cemetery.

24-Oct

SMITH, HERBERT BLATCH  (798655) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4251 of No 57 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea whilst on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Ravenna War Cemetery.

24-Oct

HEFFERNAN, ARTHUR FRANCIS  (1033069) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4251 of No 57 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea whilst on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Ravenna War Cemetery.

24-Oct

TAYLOR, JOSEPH GORDON  (1036176) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4251 of No 57 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea whilst on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Ravenna War Cemetery.

24-Oct

WAKELIN, WALTER JOHN  (1389383) RAFVR - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4251 of No 57 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea whilst on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Ravenna War Cemetery.

24-Oct

HAMILTON, WILLIAM CALDWELL  (J/10176) RCAF - age 33

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4251 of No 57 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea whilst on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Ravenna War Cemetery.

24-Oct

HOLDEN, JOHN  (652526) RAF - age 21

LAC

He was serving with No 63 Sqn and was killed in an accident with a tractor.  He is buried in Catterick Cemetery.

24-Oct

RHODEN, HAROLD  (60795) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1018 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed near Montcony in France on a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Montcony Churchyard.

24-Oct

ALLEN, FREDERICK GEORGE  (514987) RAF - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1018 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed near Montcony in France on a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Montcony Churchyard.

24-Oct

MESSER, ALBERT ERNEST  (648256) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1018 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed near Montcony in France on a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Montcony Churchyard.

24-Oct

BEVERIDGE, JOHN  (977143) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1018 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed near Montcony in France on a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Montcony Churchyard.

24-Oct

WALTON, ERIC  (1076366) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1018 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed near Montcony in France on a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Montcony Churchyard.

24-Oct

CHAMBERS, GEORGE JAMES  (1188863) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1018 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed near Montcony in France on a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Montcony Churchyard.

24-Oct

TEAGUE, DENIS FRANK  (J/10284) RCAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1018 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed near Montcony in France on a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Montcony Churchyard.

24-Oct

RAUSCH, WILLIAM STANLEY  (R/139127) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1018 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed near Montcony in France on a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Montcony Churchyard.

24-Oct

BINTLEY, SYDNEY BRUCE DSO, AFC (39961) RAFO - age 29

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT512 DY-O of No 102 Sqn, which ran into Halifax, W1181 of the same unit as it landed at Holme-on-Spalding Moor on its return from a raid to Genova  W1181 had burst a tyre on landing and was blocking the runway.  He is buried in Barmby-on-the-Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard.

24-Oct

GRAHAM, ARTHUR JAMES  (J/5058) RCAF - age 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT512 DY-O of No 102 Sqn, which ran into Halifax, W1181 of the same unit as it landed at Holme-on-Spalding Moor on its return from a raid to Genova  W1181 had burst a tyre on landing and was blocking the runway.  He is buried in Barmby-on-the-Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard.

24-Oct

DAVIDSON, JOHN LAVERY  (J/16056) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AB850 of No 131 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by a Fw 190 during a calibration flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Oct

GRAY, JAMES  (975279) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM472 of No 131 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by a Fw 190 during a calibration flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Oct

BOWDEN, DOUGLAS JOSEPH  (1291430) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7628 OJ-B of No 149 Sqn, which crashed at Cliffe in Kent on its return from a raid to Genova after running out of fuel.  He is buried in Bournemouth (Wimborne Road) Cemetery.

24-Oct

BARNARD, LEONARD JOSEPH  (117579) RCAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7628 OJ-B of No 149 Sqn, which crashed at Cliffe in Kent on its return from a raid to Genova after running out of fuel.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

24-Oct

BLAKE, REGINALD ALFRED  (1284072) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7628 OJ-B of No 149 Sqn, which crashed at Cliffe in Kent on its return from a raid to Genova after running out of fuel.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

24-Oct

SIWAK, ADOLPH ANTONIO  (R/86398) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7628 OJ-B of No 149 Sqn, which crashed at Cliffe in Kent on its return from a raid to Genova after running out of fuel.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

24-Oct

TAYLOR, SIDNEY FREDERICK  (1383375) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7628 OJ-B of No 149 Sqn, which crashed at Cliffe in Kent on its return from a raid to Genova after running out of fuel.  He is buried in East London Cemetery, Plaistow.

24-Oct

RANDALL, FRANK KINDER  (116536) RAFVR - age 33

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7628 OJ-B of No 149 Sqn, which crashed at Cliffe in Kent on its return from a raid to Genova after running out of fuel.  He is buried in Guildford Cemetery.

24-Oct

HOLMES, ERNEST EDWARD CHARLES  (903163) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7628 OJ-B of No 149 Sqn, which crashed at Cliffe in Kent on its return from a raid to Genova after running out of fuel.  He is buried in Hinxhill (St Mary) Churchyard.

24-Oct

DALZELL, HENRY ARNOLD  (411008) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK309 JN-N of No 150 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie off the Norwegian coast.  He is buried in Haugesund (Rossebo) Var Frelsers Cemetery.

24-Oct

TAYLOR, DONALD THEODORE  (R/65251) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK309 JN-N of No 150 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie off the Norwegian coast.  He is buried in Haugesund (Rossebo) Var Frelsers Cemetery.

24-Oct

SAUNDERS, RAYMOND HAROLD  (1332534) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, EP467 of No 185 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 whilst intercepting a raid on Malta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

24-Oct

BELL, WILLIAM  (953518) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4121 EM-B of No 207 Sqn, which crashed into the sea south east of Jersey on its return from a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Blonville sur Mer Churchyard.

24-Oct

BELL, LIONEL HORACE  (1164373) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4121 EM-B of No 207 Sqn, which crashed into the sea south east of Jersey on its return from a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Cabourg Communal Cemetery.

24-Oct

POTTER, DENNIS KILVINGTON  (628018) RAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4121 EM-B of No 207 Sqn, which crashed into the sea south east of Jersey on its return from a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Cherbourg Old Communal Cemetery.

24-Oct

WOODHOUSE, WALTER GEORGE  (1436485) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4121 EM-B of No 207 Sqn, which crashed into the sea south east of Jersey on its return from a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Cherbourg Old Communal Cemetery.

24-Oct

COLWILL, WILLIAM CLIFFORD  (R/90227) RCAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4121 EM-B of No 207 Sqn, which crashed into the sea south east of Jersey on its return from a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Cherbourg Old Communal Cemetery.

24-Oct

McCALLUM, JOHN FRANCIS  (R/75315) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4121 EM-B of No 207 Sqn, which crashed into the sea south east of Jersey on its return from a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Ouistreham-Riva-Bella Communal Cemetery.

24-Oct

HUNT, ALBERT JOHN VICTOR  (405489) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4121 EM-B of No 207 Sqn, which crashed into the sea south east of Jersey on its return from a raid to Milan.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Oct

ROBERTS, SYDNEY DOUGLAS GOWSHALL  (924483) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4121 EM-B of No 207 Sqn, which crashed into the sea south east of Jersey on its return from a raid to Milan.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Oct

WRIGHT, LAWRENCE RITELLI  (1378917) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4121 EM-B of No 207 Sqn, which crashed into the sea south east of Jersey on its return from a raid to Milan.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Oct

GRIEVE, BERTRAM S. W.  (1125948) RAFVR - age 35

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9241 HA-L of No 218 Sqn, which crashed 40 minutes after taking off on a raid to Milan following an engine fire breaking out.  He is buried in Cambusnethan Cemetery.

24-Oct

MAHONEY, ALAN  (1125296) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9241 HA-L of No 218 Sqn, which crashed 40 minutes after taking off on a raid to Milan following an engine fire breaking out.  He is buried in Euxton Churchyard.

24-Oct

HIGGOTT, FREDERICK REX  (41329) RNZAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9241 HA-L of No 218 Sqn, which crashed 40 minutes after taking off on a raid to Milan following an engine fire breaking out.  He is buried in Ipswich Cemetery.

24-Oct

THOMPSON, WALTER MCNAUGHT  (J/10239) RCAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9241 HA-L of No 218 Sqn, which crashed 40 minutes after taking off on a raid to Milan following an engine fire breaking out.  He is buried in Ipswich Cemetery.

24-Oct

SIMMS, NORMAN HOLLAND  (1014450) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9241 HA-L of No 218 Sqn, which crashed 40 minutes after taking off on a raid to Milan following an engine fire breaking out.  He is buried in Oldham (Chadderton) Cemetery.

24-Oct

FERRIS, WILFRED JOHN  (1314479) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9241 HA-L of No 218 Sqn, which crashed 40 minutes after taking off on a raid to Milan following an engine fire breaking out.  He is buried in Plympton (St Mary) Churchyard.

24-Oct

NOCKELS, LESLIE  (1376567) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9241 HA-L of No 218 Sqn, which crashed 40 minutes after taking off on a raid to Milan following an engine fire breaking out.  He is buried in Thundersley (St Peter) Churchyard.

24-Oct

LEAKE, DAVID GEORGE WALPOLE  (406506) RAAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AG854 'Q' of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking MT targets near El Alamein.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

24-Oct

CAMPBELL, JOSEPH HENRY  (1165206) RAFVR - age 32

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AG854 'Q' of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking MT targets near El Alamein.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

24-Oct

BERTRAM, JOHN RUTLEDGE  (1294996) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AG854 'Q' of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking MT targets near El Alamein.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

24-Oct

AUDLEY, DEREK DUNDONALD  (778599) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon I, R7695 of No 266 Sqn, which broke up in the air over Glanvilles Wooton in Dorset.  He is buried in Warmwell (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

24-Oct

BOYER, JOSEPH PAUL ALBERT  (R/69361) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ958 KW-N of No 425 Sqn, which crashed on the Wolds near Beverley during a transit flight from Elsham Wolds to Dishforth.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery.

24-Oct

BEDARD, JOSEPH PHILIPPE  (R/77303) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ958 KW-N of No 425 Sqn, which crashed on the Wolds near Beverley during a transit flight from Elsham Wolds to Dishforth.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery.

24-Oct

SIMONEAU, JOSEPH LUDOVIC RODOLPHE  (R/77458) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ958 KW-N of No 425 Sqn, which crashed on the Wolds near Beverley during a transit flight from Elsham Wolds to Dishforth.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery.

24-Oct

BAUER, WILBERT FRANCIS  (R/78791) RCAF - age 22

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ958 KW-N of No 425 Sqn, which crashed on the Wolds near Beverley during a transit flight from Elsham Wolds to Dishforth.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery.

24-Oct

SEGUIN, JOSEPH MARC  (R/82658) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ958 KW-N of No 425 Sqn, which crashed on the Wolds near Beverley during a transit flight from Elsham Wolds to Dishforth.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery.

24-Oct

BOWERMAN, OSWALD ROBERT  (741649) RAFVR - age 26

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, BR583 of No 601 Sqn, which spun into the ground whilst turning in combat with Bf 109s over the El Alamein front.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Oct

HIBBARD, WILFRED FRANCIS  (650766) RAF - age 23

Cpl

He was serving with No 942 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Sheffield.  He is buried in Newton St Loe (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

24-Oct

GOULTER, JOHN LESLIE  (404905) RAAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N3328 of No 10 AGS, which dived into the ground at Barnoldswick.  He is buried in Barrow-in-Furness Cemetery.

24-Oct

BRADSHAW, WILLIAM GEORGE  (83856) RAFVR - age 30

Fg Off

He was serving with No 111 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

24-Oct

BIRD, ARTHUR  (656942) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master I, N7809 of No 5 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground at Wrenbury in Cheshire.  He is buried in Hebburn Cemetery.

24-Oct

TOWNSEND, JAMES MULFORD  (128496) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Master I, N7809 of No 5 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground at Wrenbury in Cheshire.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register.

24-Oct

MORRIS, JOHN  (J/10253) RCAF - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, R2313 of No 54 OTU, which crashed near Reston in Berwickshire after he lost control in a rainstorm.  He is buried in Fogo Churchyard.

24-Oct

FORDYCE, JOHN BRAID  (1349914) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He was serving with No 54 RSU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

24-Oct

LAMBERT, MONTAGUE  (1226411) RAFVR - age 34

AC1

He was serving with No 869 AMES at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery.

24-Oct

BEDNAL, ARTHUR  (1528634) RAFVR - age 28

LAC

He was serving at the Marine Repair Unit at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

24-Oct

BAILEY, LEONARD JOHN  (518543) RAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was probably serving at RAF Skegness and was killed during an air raid on the town during the night.  He is buried in Birmingham (Brandwood End) Cemetery.

24-Oct

JOHNSON, ALBERT EDWARD  (1392208) RAFVR - age 29

AC2

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

24-Oct

GREEN, ERIC  (1065158) RAFVR - age 28

LAC

He was probably serving at RAF Leconfield and was killed when he was knocked down by a car on the road between Beverley and Leconfield.  He is buried in Haley Hill (All Souls) Church Cemetery.

24-Oct

HUMPHREYS, DONALD NORRIS JOHN  (1641447) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He was probably serving at RAF Skegness and was killed during an air raid on the town during the night.  He is buried in Hatfield Peverel (St Andrew) Churchyard.

24-Oct

MASON, RONALD  (1628951) RAFVR - age 18

AC2

He was probably serving at RAF Skegness and was killed during an air raid on the town during the night.  He is buried in Havelock Cemetery.

24-Oct

MAINS, NATHANIEL  (1644788) RAFVR - age 33

AC2

He was probably serving at RAF Skegness and was killed during an air raid on the town during the night.  He is buried in High Blantyre Cemetery.

24-Oct

SKINNER, JOHN WILLIAM THOMAS  (1645880) RAFVR - age 35

AC2

He was probably serving at RAF Skegness and was killed during an air raid on the town during the night.  He is buried in Mitcham (London Road) Cemetery.

24-Oct

BIRCH, NORMAN  (528863) RAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was probably serving at RAF Skegness and was killed during an air raid on the town during the night.  He is buried in Skegness (St Clement) Churchyard.

24-Oct

HOLMES, JOHN ROBERT  (1641391) RAFVR - age 39

AC2

He was probably serving at RAF Skegness and was killed during an air raid on the town during the night.  He is buried in Skegness (St Clement) Churchyard.

24-Oct

BULLEN, ALBERT REGINALD  (1628933) RAFVR - age 18

AC2

He was probably serving at RAF Skegness and was killed during an air raid on the town during the night.  He is buried in Southborough Cemetery.

24-Oct

PRINCE, JOHN CHARLTON  (1641385) RAFVR - age 39

AC2

He was probably serving at RAF Skegness and was killed during an air raid on the town during the night.  He is buried in Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery.

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