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Casualties - 4 - 6 November 1942


04-Nov

STEWARD, HORACE  (403822) RAAF - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BP501 'R' of No 33 Sqn, which failed to return from a strafing sortie in the El Daba area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

04-Nov

NANTON, PATRICK BINDON  (118548) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX627 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping strike off Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

04-Nov

GAGE, DAVID GEORGE  (553943) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX627 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping strike off Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

04-Nov

WOLF, DENIS FRANK  (1272475) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX627 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping strike off Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

04-Nov

HAID, EARL JAMES  (R93351) RCAF - age 26

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX627 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping strike off Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

04-Nov

SLEIGH, EDWARD JOHN  (49173) RAF - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH559 of No 210 Sqn, which overturned into Gibraltar Bay after bouncing on take-off.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

04-Nov

BARDSLEY, HAROLD  (120246) RAFVR - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH559 of No 210 Sqn, which overturned into Gibraltar Bay after bouncing on take-off.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

04-Nov

GREEN, GEOFFREY  (572280) RAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH559 of No 210 Sqn, which overturned into Gibraltar Bay after bouncing on take-off.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

04-Nov

JONES, ERNEST TATAM  (981144) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH559 of No 210 Sqn, which overturned into Gibraltar Bay after bouncing on take-off.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

04-Nov

RITCHIE, JOHN BLYTH  (1000351) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH559 of No 210 Sqn, which overturned into Gibraltar Bay after bouncing on take-off.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

04-Nov

MILLAR, THOMAS MCLEOD  (1340067) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH559 of No 210 Sqn, which overturned into Gibraltar Bay after bouncing on take-off.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

04-Nov

KEOUGH, JOSEPH LEO RICHARD  (R/73062) RCAF - age 22

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH559 of No 210 Sqn, which overturned into Gibraltar Bay after bouncing on take-off.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

04-Nov

LEESE, ROY  (935090) RAFVR - age 35

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH559 of No 210 Sqn, which overturned into Gibraltar Bay after bouncing on take-off.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

04-Nov

BRADSHAW, RONALD THOMAS  (44308) RAF - age 34

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, EW900 of No 216 Sqn, which stalled and crashed on take-off from El Khanka.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

04-Nov

BROWNE, FRANCIS VALENTINE  (406637) RAAF - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, EW900 of No 216 Sqn, which stalled and crashed on take-off from El Khanka.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

04-Nov

BROWN, MAX OTTO  (618063) RAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, EW900 of No 216 Sqn, which stalled and crashed on take-off from El Khanka.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

04-Nov

MacDONALD, DAVID AIRD  (982281) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, EW900 of No 216 Sqn, which stalled and crashed on take-off from El Khanka.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

04-Nov

HOLLAND, FREDERICK  (1120054) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, EW900 of No 216 Sqn, which stalled and crashed on take-off from El Khanka.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

04-Nov

IRONMONGER, CLIVE WILLIAM FREDERICK  (1151991) RAFVR - age 30

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, EW900 of No 216 Sqn, which stalled and crashed on take-off from El Khanka.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

04-Nov

WISE, FREDERICK ERVINE  (R/78865) RCAF - age 26

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, HL906 of No 238 Sqn, which was shot down on a strafing sortie in the El Daba area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

04-Nov

CANN, GEORGE GORDON  (J/7686) RCAF - age 23

Fg Off

He possibly died from injuries sustained the previous day 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.

04-Nov

MARTIN, THOMAS HENRY  (751681) RAFVR - age 22

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE737 of No 464 Sqn, which crashed near Lakenheath on its return from a training sortie.  He is buried in Burton-upon-Trent Cemetery.

04-Nov

DORE, MAURICE IVAN  (78438) RAFVR - age 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE737 of No 464 Sqn, which crashed near Lakenheath on its return from a training sortie.  He is buried in Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

04-Nov

PALMER, JOHN FREDERICK  (755739) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE737 of No 464 Sqn, which crashed near Lakenheath on its return from a training sortie.  He was cremated at  Golders Green Crematorium.

04-Nov

PAINTING, HERBERT PHILIP  (1600343) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE737 of No 464 Sqn, which crashed near Lakenheath on its return from a training sortie.  He is buried in Portchester (St Mary) Churchyard.

04-Nov

THOMSON, CRAIG SLOAN  (411408) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE737 of No 464 Sqn, which crashed near Lakenheath on its return from a training sortie.  He is buried in Rutherglen Cemetery.

04-Nov

BRYANT, DENNIS CHARLES  (1332525) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, AM282 of No 539 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Acklington at night.  He is buried in Camberwell New Cemetery.

04-Nov

SIENNICA Franciszek (P.783949) PAF - age 24

AC1

He was serving with No 929 Sqn at the time of his death, which occurred in hospital.  He is buried in Dunfermline Cemetery.

04-Nov

COPP, WILLIAM EDWIN  (118420) RAFVR - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard, FE397 of No 1 OTU, which spun into the ground near Jonquiere in Quebec during an instrument check flight.  Plt Off D C Sutherland RCAF was also killed.  He is buried in Toronto (Mount Pleasant) Cemetery.

04-Nov

BUTT, CHARLES HENRY  (401751) RNZAF - age 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, AT663 of No 1518 Flt, which crashed near Brattleby whilst carrying out a weather reconnaissance sortie.  He is buried in Scampton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

04-Nov

SHAW, ROBERT SIMPSON  (J/10132) RCAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, AT663 of No 1518 Flt, which crashed near Brattleby whilst carrying out a weather reconnaissance sortie.  He is buried in Scampton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

04-Nov

DONALD, JAMES COWIE  (130868) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 1157 (ex R9822) of No 61 Air School, which crashed in low cloud and caught fire at Mount Pleasant, Glentona.  He is buried in George (York Street) Presbyterian Cemetery.

04-Nov

BRUCE, HENRY MORRISON  (1348151) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 1157 (ex R9822) of No 61 Air School, which crashed in low cloud and caught fire at Mount Pleasant, Glentona  He possibly died from his injuries on 8 Nov 1942 not 4th.  He is buried in George (York Street) Presbyterian Cemetery.

04-Nov

CANARD, ERNEST HERBERT  (120792) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 1157 (ex R9822) of No 61 Air School, which crashed in low cloud and caught fire at Mount Pleasant, Glentona.  He is buried in George Cemetery.

04-Nov

ROSE, WILLIAM EDWARD  (632146) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 1157 (ex R9822) of No 61 Air School, which crashed in low cloud and caught fire at Mount Pleasant, Glentona.  He is buried in George Cemetery.

04-Nov

DWYER, FRANK  (1496915) RAFVR - age 27

AC1

He was serving in the RAF Regiment at the time of his death, which was the result of carbon monoxide poisoning from the fumes given off by an improvised stove in his dugout at Driffield.  He is buried in Scarborough (Woodlands) Cemetery.

04-Nov

TRAFFORD, RICHARD HENRY  (1058201) RAFVR - age 30

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 Albans.  He is buried in Louth Cemetery.

04-Nov

HEATH, GLADYS  (2061628) WAAF - age 23

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 Scunthorpe.  She is buried in Stoke-on-Trent (Burslem) Cemetery.

05-Nov

HOFFMAN, EDMUND CHELEY  (1803052) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN676 of No 17 Sqn, which spun into the ground during a practice attack near Alipore.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register.

05-Nov

DICKINSON, THOMAS  (1105162) RAFVR - age 22

AC2

He was serving with No 113 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

05-Nov

ALLISON, JOHN ROBERT REGINALD  (1148679) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, V8272 of No 141 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Duncton in Suffolk.  He is buried in Bishop Auckland (St Andrew's) Cemetery.

05-Nov

MILBURN, KENNETH  (655851) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, V8272 of No 141 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Duncton in Suffolk.  He is buried in Darlington North Cemetery.

05-Nov

STILLMAN, FREDERICK ARTHUR  (1380209) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, BR451 'S' of No 145 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie over Sidi Heneish.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Nov

PYKE, LAURENCE CUTHBERT  (406792) RAAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, EW900 of No 216 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed on take off from El Khanka.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

05-Nov

PYKE, LAURENCE CUTHBERT  (408008) RAAF - age 32

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AG941 of No 223 Sqn, which collided with AG966 on a raid to attack a road/rail crossing near Maaten Baguish.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

05-Nov

STEVENS, ROBERT HENRY  (931214) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AG941 of No 223 Sqn, which collided with AG966 on a raid to attack a road/rail crossing near Maaten Baguish.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

05-Nov

MUTCH, RODERICK CHARLES  (R/75869) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AG941 of No 223 Sqn, which collided with AG966 on a raid to attack a road/rail crossing near Maaten Baguish.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

05-Nov

KIRKHAM, BERTRAM ARNOLD  (116908) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AG966 of No 223 Sqn, which collided with AG941 on a raid to attack a road/rail crossing near Maaten Baguish.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

05-Nov

ROWE, DONALD FREDERICK  (402403) RAAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AG966 of No 223 Sqn, which collided with AG941 on a raid to attack a road/rail crossing near Maaten Baguish.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

05-Nov

CANAVAN, JAMES  (1331767) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AG966 of No 223 Sqn, which collided with AG941 on a raid to attack a road/rail crossing near Maaten Baguish.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

05-Nov

HARTTUNG, GEORGE WALTER  (R/78605) RCAF - age 25

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk IIA, FL350 of No 260 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 whilst acting as top cover to Bostons.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Nov

HORVATH, ALBERT ALEXANDER  (108635) RAFVR - age 25

Fg Off

He was serving with No 605 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery.

05-Nov

SPALLIN, STANLEY HERBERT  (R/76956) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon I, R7818 of No 609 Sqn, which collided with a barrage balloon over Dover Harbour.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Nov

YOUNG, GEORGE TERENCE  (1149150) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was serving in the RAF Regiment at the time of his death, which was the result of carbon monoxide poisoning from the fumes given off by an improvised stove in his dugout at Driffield.  He is buried in Driffield Cemetery.

05-Nov

McARDLE, JOSEPH ANTHONY  (1066272) RAFVR - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Harvard I, P5919 of No 20 SFTS, which collided with P5940 of the same unit.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

05-Nov

REID, NEIL WEDGEWOOD RAAF (409410) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard I, P5940 of No 20 SFTS, which collided with P5919 of the same unit.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

06-Nov

BURGESS, JAMES MICHAEL  (41140) RNZAF - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9201 LS-U of No 15 Sqn, which came down at St-Andre des Eaux in France on a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery.

06-Nov

CHAPMAN, KENNETH DUDLEY  (411369) RNZAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9201 LS-U of No 15 Sqn, which came down at St-Andre des Eaux in France on a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery.

06-Nov

JARVIS, ALFRED WILLIAM  (411761) RNZAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9201 LS-U of No 15 Sqn, which came down at St-Andre des Eaux in France on a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery.

06-Nov

HANNAH, WILFRED JAMES  (412683) RNZAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9201 LS-U of No 15 Sqn, which came down at St-Andre des Eaux in France on a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery.

06-Nov

WIGLEY, HORACE  (1147930) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9201 LS-U of No 15 Sqn, which came down at St-Andre des Eaux in France on a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery.

06-Nov

BROOKES, JOSEPH CECIL  (1177718) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9201 LS-U of No 15 Sqn, which came down at St-Andre des Eaux in France on a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery.

06-Nov

DREW, ROBERT HENRY  (1255407) RAFVR - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9201 LS-U of No 15 Sqn, which came down at St-Andre des Eaux in France on a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery.

06-Nov

BUTCHER, SIDNEY JOHN  (1318591) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9201 LS-U of No 15 Sqn, which came down at St-Andre des Eaux in France on a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery.

06-Nov

McCLOUD, THOMAS JAMES  (1066739) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA818 of No 18 Sqn, which crashed near Salisbury during a training flight.  He is buried in Comber New Cemetery.

06-Nov

GIBSON, ROBERT CALDER  (1340624) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA818 of No 18 Sqn, which crashed near Salisbury during a training flight.  He is buried in Durrington Cemetery.

06-Nov

SHAW, HERBERT EDWARD  (1283481) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA818 of No 18 Sqn, which crashed near Salisbury during a training flight.  He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery.

06-Nov

ATKINSON, WILLIAM JOSEPH  (1292935) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura II, AE784 of No 21 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Maasluis.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

06-Nov

GARDNER, NORMAN ALEXANDER  (R/76113) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura II, AE848 of No 21 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Den Helder.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

06-Nov

PERRY, ALLAN ERNEST KENCH  (111943) RAFVR - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura II, AE848 of No 21 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Den Helder.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Nov

SMITH, LESLIE GEORGE OLIVER  (117026) RAFVR - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura II, AE848 of No 21 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Den Helder.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Nov

NEILL, ROBERT WALTER  (J/15441) RCAF - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura II, AE848 of No 21 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Den Helder.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Nov

ROWE, RONALD GEOFFREY  (759221) RAFVR - age 32

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura II, AJ220 of No 21 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Velsen.  He is buried in Rotterdam (Crooswijk) General Cemetery.

06-Nov

SPARROW, GEOFFREY  (924456) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AG898 'T' of No 55 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to attack MT targets near Mersa Matruh.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Nov

SANDERSON, THOMAS  (992623) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AG898 'T' of No 55 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to attack MT targets near Mersa Matruh.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Nov

HOWE, STANLEY FOULGER  (1201246) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AG898 'T' of No 55 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to attack MT targets near Mersa Matruh.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Nov

PAYNE, ROBERT CAMPBELL  (J/16093) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AG898 'T' of No 55 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to attack MT targets near Mersa Matruh.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Nov

CLARK, CHARLES FREDERICK (BOBBY)  (1395017) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT525 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed on the North Yorkshire Moors near Ampleforth on its return from a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Newton-upon-Ouse (All Saints) Churchyard.

06-Nov

HUMPHRIES, HARRY LANCASTER  (J/9527) RCAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT525 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed on the North Yorkshire Moors near Ampleforth on its return from a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Newton-upon-Ouse (All Saints) Churchyard.

06-Nov

TURNER, GEORGE THOMAS  (109520) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT525 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed on the North Yorkshire Moors near Ampleforth on its return from a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Reading (Henley Road) Cemetery.

06-Nov

GROVE, GEOFFREY  (1270345) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 94 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Nov

JACKSON, COLWYN VIVIAN  (1006182) RAFVR - age 26

Cpl

A RAF Policeman attached to No 208 Sqn, he died of illness in hospital and is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

06-Nov

ASHLEY, LESLIE ALEXANDER NORTHCOTE  (1296771) RAFVR - age 19

AC1

He was serving with No 215 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Rawalpindi War Cemetery.

06-Nov

KEHL, EDWARD CARL  (R/106392) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9185 HA-Y of No 218 Sqn, which came down near St Brieuc in France during a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in St Brieuc Western Communal Cemetery.

06-Nov

CUMMING, ALISTER GODFREY  (R/87313) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9185 HA-Y of No 218 Sqn, which came down near St Brieuc in France during a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in St Brieuc Western Communal Cemetery.

06-Nov

LUMSDEN, DAVID  (1038200) RAFVR - age 34

AC1

He was serving with No 273 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery.

06-Nov

DAVIS, ALFRED GEORGE  (751697) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Lysander IIA, V9444 of No 276 Sqn, which ditched off Strumble Head during a night ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Nov

BATTON, IAN WILLIAM  (18762) RAAF - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX507 of No 458 Sqn, which crashed into the sea en-route to Malta from Egypt.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Nov

GLEDHILL, WALTER  (1538733) RAFVR - age 39

Cpl

He was serving with No 2839 Sqn, RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Dewsbury Cemetery.

06-Nov

BLACKSHIRE, ALFRED STEPHEN EDGAR  (1386598) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3874 of No 13 OTU, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed on take-off from Bicester following an engine failure.  He is buried in Bicester Cemetery.

06-Nov

FULLER, JOHN HENRY  (108127) RAFVR - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL595 of No 1445 Flt, which crashed and burst into flames on the approach to Lyneham.  He is buried in or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park.

06-Nov

LE MAR, GEORGE JOHN  (42509) RAF - age 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL595 of No 1445 Flt, which crashed and burst into flames on the approach to Lyneham.  He is buried in Lyneham (St Michael) Churchyard.

06-Nov

GORDON, SAMUEL ALEXANDER BRUCE  (47474) RAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL595 of No 1445 Flt, which crashed and burst into flames on the approach to Lyneham.  He is buried in Lyneham (St Michael) Churchyard.

06-Nov

DAVIES, DEINIOL  (112400) RAFVR - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL595 of No 1445 Flt, which crashed and burst into flames on the approach to Lyneham.  He is buried in Rhondda (Penrhys) Cemetery.

06-Nov

GREGG, GILBERT HENRY  (1176433) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL595 of No 1445 Flt, which crashed and burst into flames on the approach to Lyneham.  He is buried in Shrewsbury General Cemetery.

06-Nov

WILDE, JOHN WILLIAM  (1378164) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV885 of No 26 OTU, which crashed near Little Horwood.  He is buried in Edlington Cemetery.

06-Nov

LENNOX, JAMES MAYSON  (1453057) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV885 of No 26 OTU, which crashed near Little Horwood.  He is buried in Fleetwood Borough Cemetery.

06-Nov

FERGUSON, WALTER COLVIN DFM (1022568) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV885 of No 26 OTU, which crashed near Little Horwood.  He is buried in Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery.

06-Nov

MURRAY, HUGH DOUGLAS  (127523) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV885 of No 26 OTU, which crashed near Little Horwood.  He is buried in Kirk Sandall (St Oswald) Churchyard.

06-Nov

BAILEY, HARRY  (1114883) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV885 of No 26 OTU, which crashed near Little Horwood.  He is buried in Poynton (St George) Churchyard.

06-Nov

NEATE, GEORGE HARRY  (R/61198) RCAF - age 26

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Master I, T8431 of No 59 OTU, which failed to recover from a dive and crashed near Cornhill.  He is buried in Kirknewton (St Gregory) Churchyard.

06-Nov

FARQUHARSON, HECTOR WILLIAM  (416472) RNZAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, AP473 of No 6 (P) AFU, which crashed and burst into flames after colliding with BG551 of the same unit on the approach to Little Rissington.  He is buried in Little Rissington (St Peter) Churchyard.

06-Nov

FORRESTER, GEORGE ORR  (1344537) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, BG551 of No 6 (P) AFU, which crashed and burst into flames after colliding with AP473 of the same unit on the approach to Little Rissington.  He is buried in Glasgow (Sandymount) Cemetery.

06-Nov

WRIGHT, VINCENT HENRY  (1339451) RAFVR - age 31

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5281 of No 6 AOS, which crashed into the sea off Aberystwyth.  He is buried in Thorp Methodist Burial Ground, Idle.

06-Nov

HALL, WILFRED  (1100667) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5281 of No 6 AOS, which crashed into the sea off Aberystwyth.  He is buried in Heswell (St Peter) Churchyard.

06-Nov

ZINKE, FREDERICK ALEXANDER  (1577413) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5281 of No 6 AOS, which crashed into the sea off Aberystwyth.  He is buried in Stourbridge Cemetery.

06-Nov

EVANS, CLAUDE EDWARD PHILIP  (1331738) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5281 of No 6 AOS, which crashed into the sea off Aberystwyth, his body being discovered washed ashore between Towyn and Aberdovey on the 11th December 1942.  He is buried in Tywyn Cemetery.

06-Nov

MILNES, JOE WILLIAM DUNCAN  (1333791) RAFVR - age 21

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 Wirral.  He is buried in Huddersfield (Lockwood) Cemetery.

06-Nov

BISHOP, HENRY BARTLETT  (191073) RAF - age 43

Cpl

He was serving with No 3 FIS and was killed when he walked into the propeller of Oxford, ED277.  He is buried in Swindon (Radnor Street) Cemetery.

 

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