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Casualties - 25 - 27 October 1942


25-Oct

LORD, RICHARD SAMUEL  (546170) RAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5394 PH-H of No 12 Sqn, which was conducting a Gardening sortie off La Pallice and is presumed to have come down in the sea.  He is buried in Cherbourg Old Communal Cemetery.

25-Oct

WILCOX, JOHN HENRY  (1208543) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5394 PH-H of No 12 Sqn, which was conducting a Gardening sortie off La Pallice and is presumed to have come down in the sea.  He is buried in Cherbourg Old Communal Cemetery.

25-Oct

BROWN, WILLIAM GEORGE  (1385795) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5394 PH-H of No 12 Sqn, which was conducting a Gardening sortie off La Pallice and is presumed to have come down in the sea.  He is buried in Cherbourg Old Communal Cemetery.

25-Oct

WILSON, HAROLD GILCHRIST  (R/106968) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5394 PH-H of No 12 Sqn, which was conducting a Gardening sortie off La Pallice and is presumed to have come down in the sea.  He is buried in Cherbourg Old Communal Cemetery.

25-Oct

SWAIN, AUBREY RUSSELL  (R/97371) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5394 PH-H of No 12 Sqn, which was conducting a Gardening sortie off La Pallice and is presumed to have come down in the sea.  He is buried in Cherbourg Old Communal Cemetery.

25-Oct

McDONALD, WILLIAM THOMAS  (1553032) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was serving with No 50 Sqn and possibly died from wounds sustained the previous night during whilst flying as the rear gunner in Lancaster I, W4135 during a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

25-Oct

SMITH, SELWYN CLARENCE  (41952) RNZAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, BJ725 of No 75 Sqn, which crashed near Valenciennes in France on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery.

25-Oct

DIMOCK, VALLANCE ALBERT OLIVER  (412317) RNZAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, BJ725 of No 75 Sqn, which crashed near Valenciennes in France on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery.

25-Oct

TONKIN, DOUGLAS NOEL  (413285) RNZAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, BJ725 of No 75 Sqn, which crashed near Valenciennes in France on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery.

25-Oct

McCONNELL, JAMES ALLISON  (414646) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, BJ725 of No 75 Sqn, which crashed near Valenciennes in France on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery.

25-Oct

QUINN, ARTHUR  (1095594) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, BJ725 of No 75 Sqn, which crashed near Valenciennes in France on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery.

25-Oct

HUGILL, HOWARD JAMES  (414293) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1652 of No 75 Sqn, which crashed near Rethel in France on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Ville-sur-Retourne Churchyard.

25-Oct

PETE, EDMUND JOHN  (1270404) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1652 of No 75 Sqn, which crashed near Rethel in France on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Ville-sur-Retourne Churchyard.

25-Oct

FOX, SIDNEY HORACE  (61467) RAFVR - age 27

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1188 PM-D of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over France on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Nant-le-Grand Communal Cemetery.

25-Oct

FITZSIMMONS, LAWRENCE  (617112) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1188 PM-D of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over France on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Nant-le-Grand Communal Cemetery.

25-Oct

MERCER, NORMAN ALEXANDER  (817193) RAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1188 PM-D of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over France on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Nant-le-Grand Communal Cemetery.

25-Oct

HEATH, PHILIP CHARLES  (1375414) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1188 PM-D of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over France on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Nant-le-Grand Communal Cemetery.

25-Oct

WOOD, HENRY FREDERICK  (1383304) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1188 PM-D of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over France on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Nant-le-Grand Communal Cemetery.

25-Oct

WAGSTAFF, ERNEST ADAM  (121733) RAFVR - age 34

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1223 PM-U of No 103 Sqn, which crashed near Compiegne in France on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Moulin-sous-Touvent Communal, Cemetery.

25-Oct

TAYLOR, RONALD WARD  (403844) RAAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1223 PM-U of No 103 Sqn, which crashed near Compiegne in France on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Moulin-sous-Touvent Communal, Cemetery.

25-Oct

SWAIN, BERNARD DUDLEY  (547856) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1223 PM-U of No 103 Sqn, which crashed near Compiegne in France on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Moulin-sous-Touvent Communal, Cemetery.

25-Oct

GOODHEW, STANLEY VICTOR  (1265668) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1223 PM-U of No 103 Sqn, which crashed near Compiegne in France on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Moulin-sous-Touvent Communal, Cemetery.

25-Oct

McAULIFFE, KEVIN WILLIAM  (1314722) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1223 PM-U of No 103 Sqn, which crashed near Compiegne in France on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Moulin-sous-Touvent Communal, Cemetery.

25-Oct

CLARIDGE, SIDNEY ARTHUR  (1331580) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1223 PM-U of No 103 Sqn, which crashed near Compiegne in France on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Moulin-sous-Touvent Communal, Cemetery.

25-Oct

MOLESWORTH, JAMES  (R/85993) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1223 PM-U of No 103 Sqn, which crashed near Compiegne in France on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Moulin-sous-Touvent Communal, Cemetery.

25-Oct

YEOMAN, KENNETH HARRY  (41389) RNZAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK306 KO-K of No 115 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

25-Oct

McFARLAND, ROBERT LOUIS ANDREW  (411422) RNZAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK306 KO-K of No 115 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

25-Oct

GARDNER, ALAN FRANCIS  (1377610) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK306 KO-K of No 115 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Hook of Holland General Cemetery.

25-Oct

OLDRIDGE, DONALD STUART  (413988) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK306 KO-K of No 115 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Rotterdam (Crooswijk) General Cemetery.

25-Oct

COUZENS, GEORGE ALFRED FREDERICK  (1383580) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK306 KO-K of No 115 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Milan.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Oct

WOOD, ALLAN HENRY  (402145) RAAF - age 27

Fg Off

A member of No120 Sqn, he was he was killed in an air raid on the Palace Hotel in Torquay, which was being used as a RAF Hospital.  He had been injured in a flying accident in Liberator, AL558 of No 120 Sqn on 4 May 1942.  He is buried in Torquay Cemetery and Extension.

25-Oct

PARK, NIGEL MANFRED  (412727) RNZAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BR311 'L' of No 126 Sqn, which was probably shot down by a Bf 109 into the sea off Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Oct

BENDWIG, RICHARD ALANSON  (J/10157) RCAF - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK385 QT-N of No 142 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Oct

ENTWISTLE, JACK  (642811) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK385 QT-N of No 142 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Oct

NEADE, REUBEN HOWARD  (655072) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK385 QT-N of No 142 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Oct

YOUNG, JOSEPH HARVEY  (1368840) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK385 QT-N of No 142 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Oct

TAYLOR, ARTHUR RICHARD  (1383496) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK385 QT-N of No 142 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Oct

WATCHAM, ERIC  (656472) RAFVR - age 40

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3455 QT-D of No 142 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near the island of Schouwen on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

25-Oct

HOUGH, FRANK BERNARD  (1074122) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3455 QT-D of No 142 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near the island of Schouwen on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery.

25-Oct

WOOLLARD, EDWIN CUTHBERT  (1376622) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3455 QT-D of No 142 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near the island of Schouwen on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Monster General Cemetery.

25-Oct

REYBURN, GERALD THOMAS  (R/126898) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3455 QT-D of No 142 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near the island of Schouwen on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Rockanje (Zeeweg) General Cemetery.

25-Oct

BOYLE, BRIAN JOHN WALDRON  (1188342) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3455 QT-D of No 142 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near the island of Schouwen on a raid to Milan.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Oct

SHADDICK, BARTLETT PARKER  (406682) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3455 QT-D of No 142 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near the island of Schouwen on a raid to Milan.  He is buried in The Hague (Westduin) General Cemetery.

25-Oct

LUDDINGTON, RICHARD KENNETH  (108028) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

Serving at RAF Bircham Newton, he was killed in an air raid on the Palace Hotel in Torquay, which was being used as a RAF Hospital, whilst he was convalescing.  He is buried in Bedfont Cemetery.

25-Oct

PEDERSEN, OSCAR  (49619) RAF - age 22

Plt Off

Serving with 3 Sqn, Training Wing, he was killed in an air raid on the Palace Hotel in Torquay, which was being used as a RAF Hospital, whilst he was convalescing.  He was cremated at Darlington Crematorium.

25-Oct

HAWKES, GEORGE VINCENT JAMES  (106868) RAFVR - age 27

Fg Off

On the strength of No 1 RAF Depot (non-effective sick) he was killed in an air raid on the Palace Hotel in Torquay, which was being used as a RAF Hospital, whilst he was convalescing.  He is buried in Arundel Cemetery.

25-Oct

BURKE, HARRY ST GEORGE  (5179) RAF - age 33

Wg Cdr

On the strength of No 1 RAF Depot (non-effective sick) he was killed in an air raid on the Palace Hotel in Torquay, which was being used as a RAF Hospital, whilst he was convalescing.  He is buried in Bulmer (St Andrew) Churchyard.

25-Oct

WINFIELD, JOHN PHILIP  (114161) RAFVR - age 27

Sqn Ldr

On the strength of No 1 RAF Depot (non-effective sick) he was killed in an air raid on the Palace Hotel in Torquay, which was being used as a RAF Hospital, whilst he was convalescing.  He was cremated at Sheffield Crematorium.

25-Oct

WARNER, STANLEY DOUGLAS  (117810) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

On the strength of No 1 RAF Depot (non-effective sick) he was killed in an air raid on the Palace Hotel in Torquay, which was being used as a RAF Hospital, whilst he was convalescing.  He is buried in Tettenhall Regis (St Michael) Churchyard.

25-Oct

LITTLEWOOD, WALLIS ST JOHN  (10116) RAF - age 51

Wg Cdr

On the strength of No 1 RAF Depot (non-effective sick) he was killed in an air raid on the Palace Hotel in Torquay, which was being used as a RAF Hospital, whilst he was convalescing.  He is buried in Torquay Cemetery and Extension.

25-Oct

WHITTLE, HUMPHREY MONTAGU  () RAF - age 43

Gp Capt

On the strength of No 1 RAF Depot (non-effective sick) he was killed in an air raid on the Palace Hotel in Torquay, which was being used as a RAF Hospital, whilst he was convalescing.  He is buried in Torquay Cemetery and Extension.

25-Oct

CZAJKOWSKI Franciszek (P.76692) PAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was serving with No 151 Sqn and was killed in an air raid on the Palace Hotel in Torquay, which was being used as a RAF Hospital.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

25-Oct

JANDER Witold (P.76746) PAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was serving with No 1 RAF Depot (non-effective sick) Sqn and was killed in an air raid on the Palace Hotel in Torquay, which was being used as a RAF Hospital.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

25-Oct

STRASBURGER Andrzej (P.0133) PAF - age 44

Flt Lt

Serving at RAF Ford, he was killed in an air raid on the Palace Hotel in Torquay, which was being used as a RAF Hospital.  He is buried in Kensal Green (St Mary's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

25-Oct

WHITE, JOHN MORTIMER  (41640) RAF - age Unknown

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T5078 of No 272 Sqn, which collided with a Ju 52 off Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

25-Oct

FRANCIS, RICHARD ANDREW  (996910) RAFVR - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T5078 of No 272 Sqn, which collided with a Ju 52 off Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

25-Oct

WOJCICKI Kazimierz Jan (P.76656) PAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was serving with No 305 Sqn and was killed in an air raid on the Palace Hotel in Torquay, which was being used as a RAF Hospital.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

25-Oct

CHAPMAN, ROBERT HERBERT  (412481) RAAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was serving with No 460 Sqn and was killed in an air raid on the Palace Hotel in Torquay, which was being used as a RAF Hospital, he was awaiting an operation for tonsillitis.  He is buried in Torquay Cemetery and Extension.

25-Oct

PEARSE, JESSE  (40427) RNZAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, R8814 of No 486 Sqn, which his parachute caught on the aircraft which he had abandoned as a result of an engine failure and it spun into ground near Ashford.  He is buried in Maidstone Cemetery, Kent.

25-Oct

BELL, ROBERT  (1560565) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 2744 Sqn, RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Old Monkland Cemetery.

25-Oct

MILNE, HARRY DAVID  (J/5968) RCAF - age 22

Fg Off

He was serving with No 1 RAF Depot and was killed in an air raid on the Palace Hotel in Torquay, which was being used as a RAF Hospital, he was awaiting an operation for tonsillitis.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Oct

FROST, ANTHONY ROBERT  (48887) RAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth I, 4072 of No 31 EFTS, which spun into the ground after stalling in a steep turn with insufficient height to recover.  He is buried in Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery.

25-Oct

ORRELL, JOHN  (1232301) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AJ988 of No 32 OTU, which crashed into the sea near Sidney Island, BC during a low flying exercise.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

25-Oct

THORN, HENRY JAMES  (1315905) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AJ988 of No 32 OTU, which crashed into the sea near Sidney Island, BC during a low flying exercise.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

25-Oct

Rasmussen, Nils Bjorn  RNAF Q/M He was killed whilst flying Douglas Boston IIIA, BZ200 of No 44 Group, which overturned whilst making a forced landing on boggy ground, he was trapped and drowned.  He is buried in Kilmurray Cemetery.

25-Oct

MASSEY, DENIS THORNHILL EDMONDS  (1397540) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Havoc BB898  of No 51 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off at night from Twinwood Farm.  He is buried in Brookwood Cemetery.

25-Oct

SMITH, PETER FRANCIS  (123022) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Havoc BB898  of No 51 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off at night from Twinwood Farm.  He is buried in Kempston Cemetery.

25-Oct

WILLIAMS, HARWOOD  (66525) RAFVR - age 34

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard, FE444 of No 41 SFTS, which stalled into the ground and burst into flames whilst attempting a 'tight' circuit.  He is buried in Weyburn (Hillcrest) Cemetery.

25-Oct

WHITTAKER, HARRY  (136013) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard, FE444 of No 41 SFTS, which stalled into the ground and burst into flames whilst attempting a 'tight' circuit.  He is buried in Weyburn (Hillcrest) Cemetery.

25-Oct

WEIGHT, CONRAD RADFORD  (615198) RAF - age 23

LAC

He was serving with No 8 AGS at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery.

25-Oct

RIDOUT, CHARLES FREDERICK  (47096) RAFO - age 35

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, EM338 of the GIS, which crashed and caught fire when it hitting trees on take-off from Thame after the glider it was towing became uncontrollable.  He is buried in Cuddington (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

25-Oct

BUSHNELL, GEORGE AUBREY  (1357687) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was serving at Luqa at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Oct

BENDWIG, RICHARD ALANSON  (J/10157) RCAF - age

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DW834 of the OADU, which failed to arrive in Malta whilst in transit to the Middle East.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Oct

WICKSTROM, FRED EDWARD  (J/9642) RCAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DW834 of the OADU, which failed to arrive in Malta whilst in transit to the Middle East.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Oct

LIEBECK, MILLARD MEYER  (J/9774) RCAF - age 31

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DW834 of the OADU, which failed to arrive in Malta whilst in transit to the Middle East.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Oct

SAMPSON, RONALD WHITFIELD  (654262) RAF - age 20

LAC

He was serving in the Far East but the circumstances of his death have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Digboi War Cemetery.

25-Oct

PICKERING, CLIFFORD  (1207343) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was serving at Torquay Hospital and was killed in an air raid on the Palace Hotel in Torquay, which was being used as a RAF Hospital.  He is buried in Torquay Cemetery and Extension.

25-Oct

DYSON, MURIEL HELEN  (2083164) WAAF - age Unknown

ACW1

She was serving as a batwoman at Torquay Hospital and died from injuries sustained an air raid on the Palace Hotel in Torquay, which was being used as a RAF Hospital.  She is buried in Nelson Cemetery.

25-Oct

MACNEAL, MALCOLM  (89426) RAFVR - age 41

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 9 Recruits Centre and was found with a gunshot wound to the head in a boarding house on Blackpool Promenade and later died in hospital  A verdict of suicide was returned at the inquest on 2 Nov 1942.  He is buried in Shiplake (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard..

25-Oct

CLEMENTS, ALBERT HENRY THOMAS  (1633897) RAFVR - age 19

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 Aylesbury.  He is buried in Bletchley Cemetery.

25-Oct

JOHNSON, FREDERICK HENRY  (1240639) RAFVR - age 22

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 Christchurch.  He is buried in Bournemouth (Wimborne Road) Cemetery.

25-Oct

HOOK, IVOR GEORGE  (1039153) RAFVR - age 32

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 Ware.  He is buried in Chorleywood Road Cemetery.

25-Oct

BEDFORD, EDGAR BUCKLER  (1466854) RAFVR - age 34

AC2

He was possibly serving at RAF Middle Wallop where he died, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Hinckley Cemetery.

25-Oct

WALL, JOHN HENRY  (1664825) RAFVR - age Unknown

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 Manchester (41).  He is buried in Macclesfield Cemetery.

26-Oct

BRIAN, EDWARD OWEN  (1080252) RAFVR - age 36

LAC

He was serving with No 1 Sqn and died in Ashington Hospital, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Bandon Hill Cemetery.

26-Oct

GITSHAM, STEWART BURTON  (407929) RAAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was  killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DE110 of No 47 Sqn, which crashed into the sea after being struck by a Bisley of No 15 Sqn SAAF on the return from a shipping strike near Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

26-Oct

DAVIDSON, HARALDUR JOHANNES  (J/6402) RCAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was  killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DE110 of No 47 Sqn, which crashed into the sea after being struck by a Bisley of No 15 Sqn SAAF on the return from a shipping strike near Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

26-Oct

PUGH, SYDNEY RONALD MALDWYN  (1117286) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was  killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DE110 of No 47 Sqn, which crashed into the sea after being struck by a Bisley of No 15 Sqn SAAF on the return from a shipping strike near Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

26-Oct

GARRIOCK, WALTER  (403733) RAAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was  killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DE115 'G' of No 47 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a shipping strike near Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

26-Oct

HAMILTON, ROY JAMES  (404689) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was  killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DE115 'G' of No 47 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a shipping strike near Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

26-Oct

DAVIS, LANCE GEORGE  (407166) RAAF - age 28

Sgt

He was  killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DE115 'G' of No 47 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a shipping strike near Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

26-Oct

SIMPSON, ROBERT WREY  (411228) RNZAF - age 30

Fg Off

He was  killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DE115 'G' of No 47 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a shipping strike near Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

26-Oct

GARDENER, KEITH RONALD  (103554) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Kittyhawk III, FR263 of No 112 Sqn during combat with Bf 109s on a bomber escort sortie.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

26-Oct

STODDART, ROBERT BRIAN  (402889) RAAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BN110 of No 127 Sqn, which crashed, but not as the result of enemy action, whilst returning from the front.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

26-Oct

ODY, CHARLES EDWIN  (135396) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk, ? of No 260 Sqn, which failed to return from a bomber escort sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

26-Oct

DYON, THEODULLE ELSI NICOLAS  (1458451) RAFVR - age Unknown

Airman

He was serving with No 350 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register.

26-Oct

FRY, STANLEY WALTER  (572884) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 103 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.

26-Oct

RASMUSSEN, Nils Bjørn  ()  - age

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ200 of No 45 Grp?, which crashed on a ferry flight near Crossmolina, County Mayo.  He is buried in ?.

26-Oct

MACHALEK, JAN  (787862) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P8040 of No 57 OTU, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing near Picton, Cheshire.  He is buried in Hawarden Cemetery

26-Oct

YUILL, ROBERT WILSON  (133212) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7672 of the FIU, which he drowned after the aircraft crashed in the sea off Littlehampton following an engine failure on a defensive patrol.  He is buried in Cambusnethan Cemetery.

26-Oct

GOSTOMSKI Walerian (P.2016) PAF - age 31

Plt Off

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death and died in Hospital.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Corstorphine Hill) Cemetery.

26-Oct

VICKERY, RONALD EDWARD ELLIOTT  (519740) RAF - age 27

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 Aylesbury (Ronald E - 27).  He is buried in Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery.

26-Oct

WIGMORE, WILLIAM VINCENT GEORGE  (1205635) RAFVR - age 31

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 Chichester.  He is buried in Kinson (St Andrew) Churchyard.

27-Oct

LLOYD, RHYS MARTIN DFC (106157) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in either Hurricane IIC, BP398 'H' of No 33 Sqn, which was shot down whilst providing top cover to No 213 Sqn.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

27-Oct

ELLIOTT, ALBERT VERNON  (575045) RAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 39 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

27-Oct

RINGHAM, ERIC CHARLES  (934418) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX645 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping strike to Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

27-Oct

HOWELLS, JOHN  (1056197) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX645 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping strike to Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.l.

27-Oct

NOBLE, DAVID  (1365070) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX645 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping strike to Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

27-Oct

OSBORNE, JOHN FREDERICK  (J/9510) RCAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX645 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping strike to Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

27-Oct

REIS, EDWARD LOUGHRY  (400291) RAAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vengeance I, AN944 of No 82 Sqn, which crashed into a house after hitting a floodlight near Begumpet airfield.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai.

27-Oct

MARKLEW, CHARLES  (946993) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vengeance I, AN944 of No 82 Sqn, which crashed into a house after hitting a floodlight near Begumpet airfield.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai.

27-Oct

MARTIN, ARTHUR FREDERICK GEORGE  (R/97115) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He died from wounds sustained whilst flying in Kittyhawk III, FR262 'Z' of No 112 Sqn, which was shot down by a MC 202 whilst on a bomber escort mission  He was later reported safe, but this was obviously incorrect.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

27-Oct

DRAYTON, WILLIAM GEORGE  (1169223) RAFVR - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL710 of No 234 Sqn, which abandoned the aircraft after being hit by fire from Fw 190s on a Rodeo to the Ile de Batz area and was never found.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Oct

PALMER, CYRIL DAMPIER  (33330) RAF - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM527 of No 234 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190s on a Rodeo to the Ile de Batz area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Oct

GAINE, PIERRE F (30242)  - age

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM118 of No 340 Sqn, which was killed when he baled out too low having collided with EP506 during a camera gun practice flight.   .

27-Oct

VAILLANT, GILBERT MARC MARCEL ()  - age

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EP506 of No 340 Sqn, which collided with a BM118 during a camera gun practice flight.   .

27-Oct

LUEPKE, ROBERT THEODOR  (605412) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, AA806 of No 543, which failed to return from a photo recce sortie to Cherbourg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Oct

HOWARTH, ARTHUR VINCENT  (1215278) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6959 of No 10 OTU, which crashed after aborting an anti-submarine patrol following an engine fire and a con-rod breaking through the crankcase.  He is buried in Birmingham (Witton) Cemetery.

27-Oct

BRAZENALL, WILLIAM HENRY  (1204586) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7470 of No 1657 HCU, which crashed at Motty in County Durham whilst trying to return to Stradishall following an engine failure on a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Dudley Borough Cemetery.

27-Oct

PRYKE, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (624422) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7470 of No 1657 HCU, which crashed at Motty in County Durham whilst trying to return to Stradishall following an engine failure on a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Newtown Road Cemetery, Newbury.

27-Oct

WALKER, APPOLLOS WILLIAM GEORGE  (1312285) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6414 of No 3 AGS, which crashed in a forced landing near Loch Ryan in Wigtownshire.  He is buried in Dorchester Cemetery, Dorset.

27-Oct

YOUNG, WILLIAM ERNEST  (1621077) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

He was serving with No 3 AGS and died in the Royal Naval Auxiliary Hospital, Invergordon, from a fracture of the base of the skull, sustained in an accident.  He is buried in Southampton (South Stoneham) Cemetery.

27-Oct

THOMAS, ALBERT FRANCIS  (13975) RAAF - age 19

LAC

He was serving with No 3 AGS, but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in St Kilda General Cemetery.

27-Oct

SHERWOOD, LESLIE ROY  (406493) RAAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, DD881 of No 5 (C) OTU, which probably came down in the Irish Sea whilst undertaking a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Oct

HANCOCK, GORDON  (1013793) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, DD881 of No 5 (C) OTU, which probably came down in the Irish Sea whilst undertaking a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Oct

ELLIS, ROBERT ALEXANDER  (1098276) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, DD881 of No 5 (C) OTU, which probably came down in the Irish Sea whilst undertaking a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Oct

NEWMAN, GEORGE WILKIE  (1378510) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, DD881 of No 5 (C) OTU, which probably came down in the Irish Sea whilst undertaking a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Oct

GADD, ALLAN SAMUEL  (1485061) RAFVR - age 31

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in BT13, 41-4621 of No 6 BFTS, which collided with 21-1255 during a formation flying practice.  He is buried in Terrell (Oakland) Memorial Park

27-Oct

TRAVERS, THOMAS  (1531813) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in BT13A, 41-1255 of No 6 BFTS, which collided with 21-4621 during a formation flying practice.  He is buried in Terrell (Oakland) Memorial Park.

27-Oct

OSMOND, EDWIN JAMES  (1014489) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 851 AMES at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery.

27-Oct

HUGHES, MARGARET ELEANOR  (200338) WAAF - age 21

ACW1

She was serving as a batwoman at Torquay Hospital and died from injuries sustained in an air raid on the Palace Hotel in Torquay, which was being used as a RAF Hospital.  She is buried in Lampeter (Soar) Independent Chapelyard.

27-Oct

CREED, ALBERT JOHN  (1353398) RAFVR - age 33

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 Fylde.  He is buried in Aldershot Civil Cemetery.

27-Oct

SEEAR, BARBARA DOROTHY  (456859) WAAF - age 21

ACW1

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 Bishop Stortford.  She is buried in Wandsworth (Putney Vale) Cemetery and Crematorium.

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