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Casualties - 1 - 3 November 1942


01-Nov

HULME, DONALD KENNETH  (121436) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2224 of No 88 Sqn, which crashed near St-Omer.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

01-Nov

WILLEY, LEONARD CHARLES  (656396) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2224 of No 88 Sqn, which crashed near St-Omer.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

01-Nov

BRADLEY, ERIC  (1065784) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2224 of No 88 Sqn, which crashed near St-Omer.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

01-Nov

HALLEWELL, ARNOLD  (758119) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V Z91959 NF-D of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Abbeville on a SOE mission, cause not known.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension.

01-Nov

MORRISON, FALCONER  (1061605) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V Z91959 NF-D of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Abbeville on a SOE mission, cause not known.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension.

01-Nov

WHITE, SYDNEY  (1188851) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V Z91959 NF-D of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Abbeville on a SOE mission, cause not known.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension.

01-Nov

O'LEARY, JACK ROBERT  (R/92556) RCAF - age 20

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V Z91959 NF-D of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Abbeville on a SOE mission, cause not known.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension.

01-Nov

TURNHAM, JOHN EDWARD  (47365) RAF - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V Z91959 NF-D of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Abbeville on a SOE mission, cause not known.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery.

01-Nov

WHEATLEY, LAURENCE  (120539) RAFVR - age 33

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V Z91959 NF-D of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Abbeville on a SOE mission, cause not known.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery.

01-Nov

JENKINS, DOUGLAS HENRY  (968859) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE591 of No 233 Sqn, which spun into the sea off the Portuguese coast during a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

01-Nov

BAKER, FRANCIS GEORGE  (77111) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE591 of No 233 Sqn, which spun into the sea off the Portuguese coast during a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Nov

POWELL, CLIFFORD WILLIAM MORGAN  (88702) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Lt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE591 of No 233 Sqn, which spun into the sea off the Portuguese coast during a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Nov

THIRDE, WILLIAM  (R/80227) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE591 of No 233 Sqn, which spun into the sea off the Portuguese coast during a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Nov

STYLES, HUBERT MORTIMER DSO (33146) RAF - age 28

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, ? of No 233 Sqn, which disappeared on a transit flight from Gibraltar to Bathurst.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

01-Nov

BETTRIDGE, AUSTIN VICTOR JAMES  (49029) RAF - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, ? of No 233 Sqn, which disappeared on a transit flight from Gibraltar to Bathurst.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

01-Nov

ATTENBOROUGH, PATRICK GEORGE  (63793) RAFVR - age 34

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, ? of No 233 Sqn, which disappeared on a transit flight from Gibraltar to Bathurst.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

01-Nov

SMITH, CHARLES ARTHUR  (649493) RAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, ? of No 233 Sqn, which disappeared on a transit flight from Gibraltar to Bathurst.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

01-Nov

POWLES, CAMERON ALBERT  (R/68143) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, ? of No 233 Sqn, which disappeared on a transit flight from Gibraltar to Bathurst.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

01-Nov

TREPP, DAVID  (774310) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 242 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Petah Tikvah Cemetery.

01-Nov

MARTIN, WALTER KEOGH  (R/85449) RCAF - age 20

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk III, FR260 of No 250 Sqn, which force landed after being hit by fire from a MC 202, but did not survive.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

01-Nov

MOCKERIDGE, RONALD GEORGE  (1387792) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was serving with No 260 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

01-Nov

KRAWCZYK Stanislaw (P.1347) PAF - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1716 of No 304 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

01-Nov

SKOROBOHATY Ignacy (P.1455) PAF - age 44

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1716 of No 304 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

01-Nov

WODZINSKI Mieczyslaw Sebastian (P.1667) PAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1716 of No 304 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

01-Nov

SZKUTA Alojzy (P.76625) PAF - age 32

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1716 of No 304 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

01-Nov

SASAL Zygmunt (P.780739) PAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1716 of No 304 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

01-Nov

ROGLA-SOBIESZCZANSKI Jan (P.784042) PAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1716 of No 304 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

01-Nov

GODFREY, JOHN NORDEN  (J/5815) RCAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT193 of No 415 Sqn, which crashed on landing at St Eval.  He is buried in St Columb Major Cemetery.

01-Nov

McCORMACK, LEO MALACHI  (405183) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was serving with No 456 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Nov

SMITH, PHILIP SHAW  (413900) RNZAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VI, BR186 of No 616 Sqn, which was lost on a convoy patrol off the Isle of Wight in poor weather.  He is buried in Tangmere (St Andrew) Churchyard.

01-Nov

HOBBS, JOHN CHARLES  (924944) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

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 Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery.

01-Nov

WRIGHT, RUSSELL ALBERT  (80402) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was fatally injured whilst flying Spitfire V, ? of No 1435 Sqn, whilst attempting to carry out a forced landing when his aircraft suffered an engine failure on take-off.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

01-Nov

WETTON, EDGAR ROY  (68905) RAFVR - age 41

Fg Off

He was serving with AHQ Iraq at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

01-Nov

ARTHUR, BADEN  (650471) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8418 of the OADU, which was lost on a delivery flight from Gibraltar to Bathurst.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

01-Nov

DE GRUCHY, DOUGLAS HUGH  (964314) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8418 of the OADU, which was lost on a delivery flight from Gibraltar to Bathurst.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

01-Nov

OGDEN, JEFFREY  (1078799) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8418 of the OADU, which was lost on a delivery flight from Gibraltar to Bathurst.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

01-Nov

DAVIS, PHILIP JOHN  (1314813) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8418 of the OADU, which was lost on a delivery flight from Gibraltar to Bathurst.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

01-Nov

MONTGOMERY, ROBERT  (1358070) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8418 of the OADU, which was lost on a delivery flight from Gibraltar to Bathurst.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

01-Nov

McFARLANE, ROBERT TAYLOR  (1025196) RAFVR - age 35

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 St Austell.  He is buried in Glasgow (Eastwood) Cemetery.

01-Nov

THORNING, JOYCE JEANNETTE  (2071354) WAAF - age 28

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 Swindon.  She is buried in Wolborough (St Mary) Churchyard.

02-Nov

WELSFORD, GILES ANTHONY RENSHAWE  (116654) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, DD873 or DD937 of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down on a shipping strike of Derna/shot down by enemy fighters off Tobruk during an attack on a convoy.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Nov

WALKER, JOHN WILLIAM ALFRED  (1185021) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, DD873 or DD937 of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down on a shipping strike of Derna/shot down by enemy fighters off Tobruk during an attack on a convoy.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Nov

TURNER, ALFRED GORDON  (R/61358) RCAF - age 24

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, DD873 of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down on a shipping strike of Derna.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Nov

HEDLEY, OSCAR MATHEWS  (103495) RAFVR - age 27

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, DD873 'H' of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down on a shipping strike of Derna.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Nov

LYON, CHARLES EDWIN  (964695) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, DD873 or DD937 of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down on a shipping strike of Derna/shot down by enemy fighters off Tobruk during an attack on a convoy.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Nov

BEAL, NORMAN GEORGE  (1188019) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5945 of No 52 Sqn, which crashed near Mosul as the result of a double engine failure following the accidental closure of both fuel cocks .  He is buried in Mosul War Cemetery.

02-Nov

WHITTINGHAM, WILLIAM ERNEST  (R/77366) RCAF - age 20

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5945 of No 52 Sqn, which crashed near Mosul as the result of a double engine failure following the accidental closure of both fuel cocks .  He is buried in Mosul War Cemetery.

02-Nov

THOMAS, PETER DAMIAN COURT DFC (41081) RAFO - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AH109 of No 55 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking MT targets near El Daba.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Nov

SMITH, LAURENCE  (747706) RAFVR - age 28

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AH109 of No 55 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking MT targets near El Daba.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Nov

LAMBERT, KENNETH GEORGE  (924797) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AH109 of No 55 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking MT targets near El Daba.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Nov

BUCKTHORPE, LEONARD ALFRED  (1330487) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AH109 of No 55 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking MT targets near El Daba.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Nov

SIMPSON, J M  (279180V) SAAF - age 22

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AH109 of No 55 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking MT targets near El Daba.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Nov

ANDREWS, ALAN JEFFERY  (60748) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AB378 'T' of No 91 Sqn, which was shot down by an Fw 190 on a shipping recce off Le Touquet.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Nov

ROBERTSON, DONALD KENNETH  (J/6809) RCAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BP301 of No 175 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Yelverton in Devon.  He is buried in Buckland Monachorum Cemetery.

02-Nov

ESHELBY, RICHARD HENRY DOUGLAS  (118497) RAFVR - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BP604 of No 208 Sqn, which failed to return from a tactical reconnaissance sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Nov

MACLURE, ALAN CAMPBELL  (401133) RAAF - age 25

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AG852 of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking targets at Ghazal.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Nov

RICHARDS, THEODORE GEORGE  (402006) RAAF - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AG852 of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking targets at Ghazal.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Nov

CHENOWETH, COLIN MAXWELL  (407198) RAAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AG852 of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking targets at Ghazal.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Nov

MIDDLETON, LEONARD STEWART  (406400) RAAF - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AG852 of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking targets at Ghazal.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

02-Nov

ALLEN, WILLIAM THOMAS  (1378857) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, HL888 'N' of No 238 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

02-Nov

ANDERSON, ROBERT GORDON  (1077442) RAFVR - age 22

AC1

He was serving with No 254 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Liberton) Cemetery.

02-Nov

FULFORD, DAVID  (63787) RAFVR - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BR622 of No 611 Sqn, which was shot down by an Fw 190 on a Rodeo to Le Touquet.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Nov

KRAUS, GEORGE WILHELM  (1313571) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS113 of No 611 Sqn, which was shot down by an Fw 190 on a Rodeo to Le Touquet.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Nov

MILLER, THOMAS WILLIAM LOUND DCM (108577) RAF - age 48

Fg Off

He was serving with No 2842 Sqn, RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Leighton-Linslade (Leighton Buzzard) Cemetery.

02-Nov

BARRETT, ERIC HENRY  (R/94714) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Oxford I, AT765 of No 1521 Flt, which crashed in a forced landing at Glemsford in Suffolk.  He is buried in Haverhill Cemetery.

02-Nov

SCARFE, ERIC OSMOND  (1430099) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Master, 2972 of No 27 Air School, which crashed shortly after taking off from Blydskap at night.  He is buried in Bloemfontein (In Memoriam) Cemetery.

02-Nov

BRIGHT, FRANCIS HENRY  (158821) RAF - age 41

Cpl

He was serving with No 32 ARD at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

02-Nov

MARTINDALE, WILLIAM WILDE  (126063) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth, 1124 of No 34 SFTS, which stalled and spun into the ground shortly after take off following a forced landing.  He is buried in Assiniboia (Mount Hope) Cemetery.

02-Nov

NEEVE, VIVIAN GORDON  (1486236) RAFVR - age 21

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 Maidstone.  He is buried in Deal Cemetery.

02-Nov

FAYERS, ROBERT WILLIAM  (508012) RAF - age 34

Flt Sgt

He was probably serving at RAF Ossington and died from a fractured skull whilst riding his bicycle in the black-out when he collided with another ridden by Richard Savage on Laxton Road near the station.  He is buried in Stamford Cemetery

03-Nov

RENNIE, ROBERT GEORGE STUART  (655686) RAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BE358 of No 33 Sqn, which failed to return from a cannon test over the sea.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

03-Nov

WILLIAMS, JOHN BRINLEY  (1132921) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington, ? of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

03-Nov

WATSON, THOMAS EDWIN  (940490) RAFVR - age 45

Cpl

He was serving with No 72 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Cardington (St Mary) Church Cemetery.

03-Nov

MILLER, KENNETH MACIVER  (40478) RAFO - age 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, ? of No 73 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near El Adem.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

03-Nov

ROBINS, NORMAN WILLIAM  (907192) RAFVR - age 24

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL519 of No 120 Sqn, which flew into high ground at night near Ballykelly.  He is buried in Farnham Civil Cemetery.

03-Nov

LAWRENCE, RICHARD CHILROSE  (J/6228) RCAF - age 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN406 of No 127 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s between El Alamein and Sidi el Rahman.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

03-Nov

REBMAN, ARTHUR LAURENCE  (J/15713) RCAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, HL629 of No 127 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s between El Alamein and Sidi el Rahman.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

03-Nov

MELVILLE, ALEXANDER DUNCAN  (J/7603) RCAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, HM130 of No 127 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s between El Alamein and Sidi el Rahman.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

03-Nov

HOWARD, ERIC ARTHUR  (640802) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF842 'D' of No 148 Sqn, which crashed and blew up on take off from LG 237 to attack MT in the El Alamein area.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

03-Nov

GRAVETT, LEONARD GEORGE FREDERICK  (1263381) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF842 'D' of No 148 Sqn, which crashed and blew up on take off from LG 237 to attack MT in the El Alamein area.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

03-Nov

OSBORN, JAMES  (1333517) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF842 'D' of No 148 Sqn, which crashed and blew up on take off from LG 237 to attack MT in the El Alamein area.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

03-Nov

GREGORY, THOMAS SMITH  (1375536) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF842 'D' of No 148 Sqn, which crashed and blew up on take off from LG 237 to attack MT in the El Alamein area.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

03-Nov

BECK, NORMAN CHARLES  (402216) RAAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV944 'G' of No 162 Sqn, which crashed on take off from LG 86 to attack targets of opportunity in the El Alamein area.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

03-Nov

WALLIS, WALTER LEONARD  (402475) RAAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV944 'G' of No 162 Sqn, which crashed on take off from LG 86 to attack targets of opportunity in the El Alamein area.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

03-Nov

FARREN, PATRICK JOSEPH  (411391) RNZAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV944 'G' of No 162 Sqn, which crashed on take off from LG 86 to attack targets of opportunity in the El Alamein area.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

03-Nov

NOTT, AUSTIN MICHAEL  (1381326) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV944 'G' of No 162 Sqn, which crashed on take off from LG 86 to attack targets of opportunity in the El Alamein area.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

03-Nov

SILCOX, JOHN JAMES  (J/15784) RCAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV944 'G' of No 162 Sqn, which crashed on take off from LG 86 to attack targets of opportunity in the El Alamein area.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

03-Nov

YORKE, BASIL RALPH  (R/11546) RCAF - age 26

WO II

He was serving with No 200 Sqn and was killed when he walked into the revolving propeller of a Wellington at Jeswang in the Gambia.  He is buried in Fajara War Cemetery.

03-Nov

SASSOON, TERENCE AUBREY DAVID  (102573) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying Catalina IB, FP124 of No 202 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

03-Nov

AMBROSE, ROLAND DEAN  (118492) RAFVR - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP124 of No 202 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

03-Nov

WALL, EGBERT WATTS  (405281) RAAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP124 of No 202 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

03-Nov

BAILEY, THOMAS  (527173) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP124 of No 202 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

03-Nov

ELDER, THOMAS  (576091) RAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP124 of No 202 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

03-Nov

MITCHELL, RONALD AUSTEN SEYMOUR  (927808) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP124 of No 202 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

03-Nov

COCKBURN, CHARLES LYNN  (971612) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP124 of No 202 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

03-Nov

THORNE, KENNETH JAMES  (1054379) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP124 of No 202 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

03-Nov

WARREN, HAROLD HAYDEN  (1260652) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP124 of No 202 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

03-Nov

COUSINS, LESLIE  (1170241) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4892 of No 272 Sqn, which crashed near Edku during a training flight.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

03-Nov

ZUBRYCKI Walenty (P.0230) PAF - age 37

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1421 BH-V of No 300 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

03-Nov

SAWICKI Ireneusz (P.1620) PAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1421 BH-V of No 300 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

03-Nov

KOZLOWSKI Zenobiosz (P.792679) PAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1421 BH-V of No 300 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

03-Nov

TREUTLER Janusz (P.793742) PAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1421 BH-V of No 300 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

03-Nov

OSCIAK Mieczyslaw () PAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1421 BH-V of No 300 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

03-Nov

HUDDLESTON, LESLIE ERIC LETCHFORD  (R/114748) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM646 of No 407 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Carew Cheriton.  He is buried in Angle (St Mary) Churchyard.

03-Nov

PAGE, DONALD FREDERICK  (R/69485) RCAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM646 of No 407 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Carew Cheriton.  He is buried in Angle (St Mary) Churchyard.

03-Nov

BELEC, GILBERT GERARD  (R/90570) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM646 of No 407 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Carew Cheriton.  He is buried in Angle (St Mary) Churchyard.

03-Nov

SHOOK, CARL CLYNTON  (R/103000) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM648 of No 407 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Newquay during a low-level bombing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Nov

VALETTE, MICHAEL BERNARD  (R/54947) RCAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM648 of No 407 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Newquay during a low-level bombing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Nov

WORTHINGTON, RAYMOND OLIVER  (J/6484) RCAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM648 of No 407 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Newquay during a low-level bombing practice.  He is buried in St Columb Major Cemetery.

03-Nov

KELLAS, JAMES MACNICHOL  (83369) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 407 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Hexham Cemetery.

03-Nov

WARD, HENRY WILLIAM  (1184917) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 407 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Nov

KING, CYRIL FRANK  (37046) RAF - age 26

Wg Cdr

He was serving with No 407 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in St Columb Major Cemetery.

03-Nov

HORNCASTLE, CLIFFORD LEONARD  (J/3520) RCAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AG654 of No 414 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Tangmere.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

03-Nov

McGREGOR, DOUGLAS LESLIE  (400725) RAAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was serving with No 456 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Nov

ASHFIELD, EDWARD WILLIAM  (335254) RAF - age 40

Cpl

He was serving with No 651 Sqn and died from injuries sustained the previous day when the Army truck he was in was in collision with a civilian car.  He is buried in Glasserton Parish Churchyard.

03-Nov

FORSTER, JOHN JOSEPH  (R/92075) RCAF - age 29

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, DF536 of No 1484 Flt, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from Driffield.  He is buried in Driffield Cemetery.

03-Nov

FAYE, FRANCIS JOHN  (1529983) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, DF536 of No 1484 Flt, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from Driffield.  He is buried in Skelton and Brotton (Brotton) Cemetery.

03-Nov

CARTER, HEDLEY WALTER  (926380) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, DF536 of No 1484 Flt, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from Driffield.  He is buried in Talbot Village (St Mark) Churchyard.

03-Nov

COUPLAND, LORENZO DIAZ  (49802) RAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was training to be an instructor and killed whilst flying in AT6B, 41-17323 of No 5 BFTS, which collided with 41-16853 of the same unit during a formation flying practice.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

03-Nov

KEEN, ADAM  (1343910) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L6719 of No 54 OTU, which flew into the ground at night near Breencastle in Berwickshire.  He is buried in Dumfries (St Michael's) Cemetery.

03-Nov

WELLER, ALAN  (1404860) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L6719 of No 54 OTU, which flew into the ground at night near Breencastle in Berwickshire.  He was cremated at Southampton Crematorium.

03-Nov

McROBERTS, BRUCE OLIVER KINGSLEY  (412563) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIB, P8692 of No 58 OTU, which crashed into the sea during an air combat practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Nov

THURSFIELD, DOUGLAS  (1213205) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, X7189 of No 6 (P) AFU, which was lost on this date.  He is buried in Boldmere (St Michael) Churchyard.

03-Nov

BROWN, ALAN NORMAN  (1312398) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, X7189 of No 6 (P) AFU, which was lost on this date.  He is buried in Poole (Parkstone) Cemetery.

03-Nov

SWAIN, JOHN FRANCIS  (1317871) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT-6A, 41-165 of No 6 BFTS, which spun into the ground during aerobatics.  He is buried in Ponca City (Independent Order of Foresters) Cemetery.

03-Nov

SAXBY, LESLIE MORGAN  (917528) RAFVR - age 34

WO

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

03-Nov

BIRD, THOMAS HODGSON  (630231) RAF - 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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery.

03-Nov

OLLIVER, WILLIAM JAMES  (1295038) RAFVR - age 22

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died following two operations in connection with an accident he incurred during his service.  His death was registered in Sheppey.  He is buried in Lewes Cemetery.

03-Nov

HORKY, FRANTISEK  (787833) RAFVR - age 25

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 Lothingland.  He is buried in Lowestoft (Beccles Road) Cemetery.

03-Nov

TAYLOR, PRISCILLA  (897210) WAAF - age 38

LACW

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 Nottingham.  She is buried in Warsop Urban District Council Cemetery.

 

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