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Casualties - 7 - 8 November 1942


07-Nov

WHITWELL, PETER COULSON  (40613) RNZAF - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7620 MG-L of No 7 Sqn, which was probably shot down by flak off Vlieland on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

TOTTMAN, DAVID JAMES  (411473) RNZAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7620 MG-L of No 7 Sqn, which was probably shot down by flak off Vlieland on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

SALTER, WILLIAM JAMES  (654120) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7620 MG-L of No 7 Sqn, which was probably shot down by flak off Vlieland on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

BATES, REGINALD EDWARD  (1333842) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7620 MG-L of No 7 Sqn, which was probably shot down by flak off Vlieland on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

CHERNIUK, GEORGE  (J/10179) RCAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7620 MG-L of No 7 Sqn, which was probably shot down by flak off Vlieland on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

MARTIN, WILLIAM MCKENZIE  (R/85779) RCAF - age 20

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7620 MG-L of No 7 Sqn, which was probably shot down by flak off Vlieland on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

SPRINGHAM, ERNEST RICHARD  (R/97062) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7620 MG-L of No 7 Sqn, which was probably shot down by flak off Vlieland on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

WHELAN, PATRICK  (656109) RAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I AE734 YH-P of No 21 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea near Flushing after being hit by flak during a raid to Gent-Terneuzen.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

07-Nov

HENRY, VICTOR ROY  (R/92225) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I AE734 YH-P of No 21 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea near Flushing after being hit by flak during a raid to Gent-Terneuzen.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

07-Nov

GRIFFITH, MICHAEL HAROLD  (1171174) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7698 of No 25 Sqn, which crashed near Pocklington.  He is buried in Barmby-on-the-Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard.

07-Nov

GORFUNKLE, NORMAN  (1260360) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was flying in Halifax II DT515 MP-T of No 76 Sqn, which was hit by flak near the French coast on its return from a raid to Genova  He abandoned the aircraft but was critically injured and died from his wounds in hospital.  He is buried in Chaumont-en-Bassigny (St Aignan) Churchyard.

07-Nov

BARTON, CHARLES HENRY  (1111461) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN692 of No 79 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Kanchrapara whilst carrying out aerobatics.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

07-Nov

HACKNEY, THOMAS GERALD  (80218) RAFVR - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5566 OL-B of No 83 Sqn, which crashed into the sea between Italy and Corsica during a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

FOSTER, CLAUDE ALLAN  (404631) RNZAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5566 OL-B of No 83 Sqn, which crashed into the sea between Italy and Corsica during a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

COPE, JAMES  (549229) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5566 OL-B of No 83 Sqn, which crashed into the sea between Italy and Corsica during a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

COLEY, AUBREY WILSON  (778240) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5566 OL-B of No 83 Sqn, which crashed into the sea between Italy and Corsica during a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

EDWARDS, LEONARD  (1184050) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5566 OL-B of No 83 Sqn, which crashed into the sea between Italy and Corsica during a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

PELLOWE, JOHN HENRY  (1376935) RAFVR - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5566 OL-B of No 83 Sqn, which crashed into the sea between Italy and Corsica during a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

ORME, SELWYN CHARLES  (403558) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5566 OL-B of No 83 Sqn, which crashed into the sea between Italy and Corsica during a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa.

07-Nov

TANSLEY, WILLIAM MIDDLETON  (629978) RAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5670 OL-R of No 83 Sqn, which crashed on an overshoot at Mildenhall on its return from a raid to Genova, Cambridgeshire.  He is buried in Abson (St James the Great) Churchyard.

07-Nov

SPEAKMAN, CHARLES RONALD  (1053696) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5670 OL-R of No 83 Sqn, which crashed on an overshoot at Mildenhall on its return from a raid to Genova, Cambridgeshire.  He is buried in Bebington (St Andrew) Churchyard.

07-Nov

TRILLWOOD, HAROLD ERNEST  (1258458) RAFVR - age 39

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5670 OL-R of No 83 Sqn, which crashed on an overshoot at Mildenhall on its return from a raid to Genova, Cambridgeshire.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery.

07-Nov

TODD, DAVID BRYANT  (118588) RAFVR - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5670 OL-R of No 83 Sqn, which crashed on an overshoot at Mildenhall on its return from a raid to Genova, Cambridgeshire.  He is buried in Houghton and Wyton Burial Ground.

07-Nov

MACDONALD, ERIC WILLIAM  (R/104467) RCAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5670 OL-R of No 83 Sqn, which crashed on an overshoot at Mildenhall on its return from a raid to Genova, Cambridgeshire.  He is buried in Houghton and Wyton Burial Ground.

07-Nov

SABOURIN, FRANKLIN THOMAS  (R/125902) RCAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5670 OL-R of No 83 Sqn, which crashed on an overshoot at Mildenhall on its return from a raid to Genova, Cambridgeshire.  He is buried in Huntingdon (Priory Road) Cemetery.

07-Nov

RICHARDSON, JOHN  (521595) RAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5670 OL-R of No 83 Sqn, which crashed on an overshoot at Mildenhall on its return from a raid to Genova, Cambridgeshire.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Byker and Heaton) Cemetery.

07-Nov

BEALE, FREDERICK GEORGE  (1389654) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5670 OL-R of No 83 Sqn, which crashed on an overshoot at Mildenhall on its return from a raid to Genova, Cambridgeshire.  He is buried in Tunbridge Wells Cemetery.

07-Nov

MORTON, LINDSEY HERBERT  (401242) RAAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5673 OL-L of No 83 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

WAITE, JOHN LESLIE GORDON  (576297) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5673 OL-L of No 83 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

HAYWARD, PETER  (590955) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5673 OL-L of No 83 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

CHAPMAN, WILLIAM GEOFFREY  (925685) RAFVR - age 37

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5673 OL-L of No 83 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

MACKAY, ERNEST  (1189563) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5673 OL-L of No 83 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

LONG, VAUGHAN ROSS  (R/50377) RCAF - age 21

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5673 OL-L of No 83 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

ROBERTS, MAURICE LUTHER  (R/87325) RCAF - age 30

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5673 OL-L of No 83 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

STOCK, GEORGE JOHN  (1254480) RAFVR - age 28

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5857 OL-F of No 83 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking off from Mildenhall on a transit flight to Wyton.  He is buried in or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park.

07-Nov

IRVINE, THOMAS GARDNER  (1293227) RAFVR - age 20

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5857 OL-F of No 83 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking off from Mildenhall on a transit flight to Wyton.  He is buried in Dalry Cemetery.

07-Nov

HASEKIAN, CHARLES ROBERT  (R/79281) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5857 OL-F of No 83 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking off from Mildenhall on a transit flight to Wyton.  He is buried in Houghton and Wyton Burial Ground.

07-Nov

VOLLER, WILLIAM TONY EDWARD  (107491) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X7920 of No 96 Sqn, which crashed at Wellesbourne after suffering an instrument failure.  He is buried in Balsall Cemetery.

07-Nov

BUSBY, HAROLD EDWARD  (142566) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X7920 of No 96 Sqn, which crashed at Wellesbourne after suffering an instrument failure.  He is buried in Bampton Cemetery.

07-Nov

MORRISON, SAMUEL CECIL  (115396) RAFVR - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8590 'D' of No 104 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Luqa for a raid to Decimomannu airfield.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

07-Nov

EARNEY, HERBERT HENRY  (405371) RNZAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8590 'D' of No 104 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Luqa for a raid to Decimomannu airfield.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

07-Nov

PATERSON, ALASTAIR SEMPLE BURNS  (406461) RAAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8590 'D' of No 104 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Luqa for a raid to Decimomannu airfield.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

07-Nov

DONALD, KEITH LANGFORD  (411070) RNZAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8590 'D' of No 104 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Luqa for a raid to Decimomannu airfield.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

07-Nov

CRAIG, LINCOLN LESLIE ARNOLD  (411376) RNZAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8590 'D' of No 104 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Luqa for a raid to Decimomannu airfield.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

07-Nov

HOLMES, OLIVER LYTTON  (778622) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8590 'D' of No 104 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Luqa for a raid to Decimomannu airfield.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

07-Nov

BARR, PHILIP REX  (39482) RAF - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2157 of No 107 Sqn, which crashed after colliding with power cables near Menin in Belgium during a raid to Courtrai.  He is buried in Wevelgem Communal Cemetery.

07-Nov

BARFOD, WALTER  (48726) RAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2157 of No 107 Sqn, which crashed after colliding with power cables near Menin in Belgium during a raid to Courtrai.  He is buried in Wevelgem Communal Cemetery.

07-Nov

TROTTER, THOMAS  (121213) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2157 of No 107 Sqn, which crashed after colliding with power cables near Menin in Belgium during a raid to Courtrai.  He is buried in Wevelgem Communal Cemetery.

07-Nov

PHILLIPS, NEIL SEYMOUR HUNTER  (R/79163) RCAF - age 32

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2157 of No 107 Sqn, which crashed after colliding with power cables near Menin in Belgium during a raid to Courtrai.  He is buried in Wevelgem Communal Cemetery.

07-Nov

WEBB, RAYMOND  (1313162) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk III, FR215 of No 112 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance of the Sollum-Sidi Barrani area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

07-Nov

LEWIS, GEORGE DEREK  (1127527) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, T3434 of No 143 Sqn, which crashed on a night take off at Tetney Haven in Lincolnshire.  He is buried in Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery.

07-Nov

CHELL, DAVID GRAHAM  (135485) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3422 of No 156 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

ROBERTS, ARTHUR ERNEST  (1006798) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3422 of No 156 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

CARTER, GEORGE ALFRED  (1291956) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3422 of No 156 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

DOWNING, WILLIAM ROBERT  (1377639) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3422 of No 156 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

SULLIVAN, JAMES TIMOTHY  (1384304) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3422 of No 156 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

WILSON, A V R S  (135004) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, L7546 EM-G of No 207 Sqn, which crashed near Champignol-lez-Mondeville in France on a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Champignol-lez-Mondeville Churchyard.

07-Nov

LOVELL, JOHN HENRY  (408145) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, L7546 EM-G of No 207 Sqn, which crashed near Champignol-lez-Mondeville in France on a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Champignol-lez-Mondeville Churchyard.

07-Nov

BALL, WILLIAM ALFRED HENRY  (523218) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, L7546 EM-G of No 207 Sqn, which crashed near Champignol-lez-Mondeville in France on a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Champignol-lez-Mondeville Churchyard.

07-Nov

ROSE, WILLIAM JAMES  (778285) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, L7546 EM-G of No 207 Sqn, which crashed near Champignol-lez-Mondeville in France on a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Champignol-lez-Mondeville Churchyard.

07-Nov

PERRIN, ARTHUR JOHN  (1258979) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, L7546 EM-G of No 207 Sqn, which crashed near Champignol-lez-Mondeville in France on a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Champignol-lez-Mondeville Churchyard.

07-Nov

PECK, CHARLES WOODROW WILSON  (R/100368) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, L7546 EM-G of No 207 Sqn, which crashed near Champignol-lez-Mondeville in France on a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Champignol-lez-Mondeville Churchyard.

07-Nov

STRAIN, ROBERT PETER  (R/92290) RCAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, L7546 EM-G of No 207 Sqn, which crashed near Champignol-lez-Mondeville in France on a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Champignol-lez-Mondeville Churchyard.

07-Nov

HUNT, KENNETH EDWARD  (1274114) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FK245 of No 224 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Beaulieu.  He is buried in Boldre (St John) Churchyard.

07-Nov

CRABTREE, KENNETH  (1378372) RAFVR - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FK245 of No 224 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Beaulieu.  He is buried in Boldre (St John) Churchyard.

07-Nov

COLSTON, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (925920) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FK245 of No 224 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Beaulieu.  He is buried in Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery.

07-Nov

HARRISON, ROLAND WILLIAM JAMES  (1124085) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FK245 of No 224 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Beaulieu.  He is buried in Burnley Cemetery.

07-Nov

JENNINGS, HENRY RUPERT  (920231) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FK245 of No 224 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Beaulieu.  He is buried in Charlton Cemetery, Greenwich.

07-Nov

HORSLEY, RONALD SYDNEY  (1377433) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FK245 of No 224 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Beaulieu.  He is buried in Coulsdon (St John) Churchyard.

07-Nov

BAYLEY, ERIC SIMONDS  (1057894) RAFVR - age 32

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FK245 of No 224 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Beaulieu.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

07-Nov

CHAP, NORMAN RICHARD  (J/16637) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk III, FL877 of No 250 Sqn, which was shot down during a strafing attack of the Sollum-Sidi Barrani area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

07-Nov

GILL, DONALD ROSS  (J/15111) RCAF - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whirlwind I, P7043 of No 263 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Vaudreville whilst on a Rhubarb.  He is buried in Cherbourg Old Communal Cemetery.

07-Nov

VAUX, THOMAS ARNOLD  (1177310) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N3516 of No 276 Sqn, which crashed into the Atlantic off the Lizard during ASR sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

CAVE, CYRIL GEORGE  (1325001) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N3516 of No 276 Sqn, which crashed into the Atlantic off the Lizard during ASR sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

DOUCHA, JAN  (117613) RAFVR - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, AR502 of No 310 Sqn, which was shot down by an Fw 190 on a Ramrod to Cherbourg.  He is buried in Angle (St Mary) Churchyard.

07-Nov

JONES, WILFRED HENRY  (1274157) RAFVR - age 33

AC1

He was serving with No 607 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery.

07-Nov

KRAKOWSKI Stanislaw (P.0467) PAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, HV819 of No 1 ADU, which crashed at Bida, Nigeria whilst on a ferry flight from Lagos to Kano.  He is buried in Bida European Cemetery.

07-Nov

GORDON-KAY, DOUGLAS  (R/109531) RCAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD714 of No 10 OTU, which dived into the ground in the circuit at Stanton Harcourt whilst carrying out an overshoot.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

07-Nov

TANEY, ALFRED WILLIAM  (1206121) RAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD714 of No 10 OTU, which dived into the ground in the circuit at Stanton Harcourt whilst carrying out an overshoot.  He is buried in Leeds (Lawns Wood) Cemetery.

07-Nov

SPRATT, LEONARD FREDERICK KEITH  (1393772) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD714 of No 10 OTU, which dived into the ground in the circuit at Stanton Harcourt whilst carrying out an overshoot.  He is buried in Tacolneston (All Saints) Churchyard.

07-Nov

TRUMPER, WILLIAM ERNEST  (1335247) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, X7072 of No 15 (P) AFU, which crashed on an overshoot at Acaster Malbis.  He was cremated at South London Crematorium, Mitcham.

07-Nov

CLARKE, THOMAS EZRA  (1044214) RAFVR - age 26

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N3567 of No 42 OTU, which crashed shortly after take off from Ashbourne on a night flying exercise  He was in the aircraft for air experience.  He is buried in Ashbourne Cemetery.

07-Nov

FARNON, ROBERT ASHLEIGH NOEL ST  (1285719) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9865 of No 5 (C) OTU, which crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Turnberry.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

07-Nov

GUILD, ALLAN SMITH  (1341118) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2995  of No 46 MU, which crashed at Kinloss after losing height in a turn during a test flight.  He is buried in Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery.

07-Nov

HALEWSKI Tadeusz Stanislaw (P.0180) PAF - age 44

Flt Lt  [Act Sqn Ldr (Major)]

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2995  of No 46 MU, which crashed at Kinloss after losing height in a turn during a test flight.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

07-Nov

PLUMMER, DONALD VICTOR  (1224182) RAFVR - age 28

AC1

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2995  of No 46 MU, which crashed at Kinloss after losing height in a turn during a test flight.  He is buried in Plumstead Cemetery.

07-Nov

SUTTON, ROY JOHN  (1269173) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9865 of No 5 (C) OTU, which dived into the sea soon after taking off from Turnberry.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

BIRT, WILLIAM ALFRED MAURICE AFC (45275) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8720 of No 54 OTU, which crashed in a forced landing near Duns in Berwickshire.  He is buried in Elgin New Cemetery.

07-Nov

STRADLING, CHARLES  (1377803) RAFVR - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8720 of No 54 OTU, which crashed in a forced landing near Duns in Berwickshire.  He is buried in Morden Cemetery.

07-Nov

MORTIMER, PERCIVAL ALEXANDER  (87382) RAFVR - age 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Master I, T8431 of No 59 OTU, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft failed to recover from a dive and crashed near Cornhill the previous day.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (West Road) Cemetery.

07-Nov

DYBALL, ROY ERIC  (1528934) RAFVR - age 21

Cpl

He was travelling or serving aboard HMT Dempo, but the circumstances of his death have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Nov

SYKES, JIM  (1098083) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Durham C (51).  He is buried in Colne Valley (Slaithwaite) Cemetery.

07-Nov

HIBBETT, ALFRED ERIC  (1630558) RAFVR - age 34

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 Norwich.  He is buried in Worcester Park (St Philip) Churchyard.

08-Nov

TAAFFE, JAMES JOHN  (1216892) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5916 WS-R of No 9 Sqn, which collided with W4265 of the same unit in the circuit at Waddington on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Great Malvern Cemetery.

08-Nov

WILLACY, HERBERT RICHARD  (1378115) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5916 WS-R of No 9 Sqn, which collided with W4265 of the same unit in the circuit at Waddington on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Heckmondwike Cemetery.

08-Nov

WERREN, ROY ERNEST  (930530) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5916 WS-R of No 9 Sqn, which collided with W4265 of the same unit in the circuit at Waddington on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Lambeth (Tooting) Cemetery.

08-Nov

MACKENZIE, KENNETH ALEXANDER  (J/5050) RCAF - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5916 WS-R of No 9 Sqn, which collided with W4265 of the same unit in the circuit at Waddington on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery.

08-Nov

WICKS, DAVID JOHN  (1281297) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5916 WS-R of No 9 Sqn, which collided with W4265 of the same unit in the circuit at Waddington on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Oxford (Rose Hill) Cemetery.

08-Nov

ADAMS, KENNETH THOMAS JOHN  (657341) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5916 WS-R of No 9 Sqn, which collided with W4265 of the same unit in the circuit at Waddington on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Penmaen (St David's) Churchyard.

08-Nov

BILLINGTON, ARTHUR REUBEN  (1317547) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5916 WS-R of No 9 Sqn, which collided with W4265 of the same unit in the circuit at Waddington on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Pontypridd (Glyntaff) Cemetery.

08-Nov

BOWES, JOHN WILLIAM  (937978) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4265 WS-L of No 9 Sqn, which collided with R5916 of the same unit in the circuit at Waddington on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Denton (St Mary) Churchyard.

08-Nov

PERCHARD, ROBERT CHARLES  (1334872) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4265 WS-L of No 9 Sqn, which collided with R5916 of the same unit in the circuit at Waddington on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery.

08-Nov

McDONALD, ARTHUR JOSEPH  (J/16133) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4265 WS-L of No 9 Sqn, which collided with R5916 of the same unit in the circuit at Waddington on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery.

08-Nov

GRIMES, DONALD LEONARD  (R/77592) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4265 WS-L of No 9 Sqn, which collided with R5916 of the same unit in the circuit at Waddington on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery.

08-Nov

LOW, DOUGLAS DUNBAR  (R/91655) RCAF - age 25

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4265 WS-L of No 9 Sqn, which collided with R5916 of the same unit in the circuit at Waddington on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery.

08-Nov

ANTHONY, RAYMOND GWILYM GWYN  (1313821) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4265 WS-L of No 9 Sqn, which collided with R5916 of the same unit in the circuit at Waddington on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Mountain Ash (Maesyrarian) Cemetery.

08-Nov

CURD, NICHOL  (1110218) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4265 WS-L of No 9 Sqn, which collided with R5916 of the same unit in the circuit at Waddington on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Penshaw (All Saints) Churchyard.

08-Nov

HUMPHREYS, JOHN EDWARD  (527341) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT557 ZA-U of No 10 Sqn, which was lost over the sea during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Nov

GRISEDALE, THOMAS WILLIAM  (1053274) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT557 ZA-U of No 10 Sqn, which was lost over the sea during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Nov

TIDBALL, FREDERICK LEONARD  (1315672) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT557 ZA-U of No 10 Sqn, which was lost over the sea during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Nov

BROOM, FRANK ADRIAN  (1467383) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT557 ZA-U of No 10 Sqn, which was lost over the sea during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Nov

HALE, KENNETH GRAHAM MARCUS  (1378369) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT557 ZA-U of No 10 Sqn, which was lost over the sea during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

08-Nov

WHITE, FREDERICK GEORGE  (1388291) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT557 ZA-U of No 10 Sqn, which was lost over the sea during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

08-Nov

SEARES, EDWARD HENRY  (752001) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT550 MP-B of No 76 Sqn, which crashed on a sandbank off the island of Rottummeroog after being hit by flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Oldebroek General Cemetery.

08-Nov

McGAUCHIE, JOHN  (1148266) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT550 MP-B of No 76 Sqn, which crashed on a sandbank off the island of Rottummeroog after being hit by flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Oldebroek General Cemetery.

08-Nov

BOWKETT, RONALD HERBERT GEORGE  (1339505) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT550 MP-B of No 76 Sqn, which crashed on a sandbank off the island of Rottummeroog after being hit by flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Oldebroek General Cemetery.

08-Nov

BARRETT, WILLIAM GUSTAVE  (120409) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT550 MP-B of No 76 Sqn, which crashed on a sandbank off the island of Rottummeroog after being hit by flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Nov

SAWATZKY, GEORGE GERHARD  (R/106599) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT550 MP-B of No 76 Sqn, which crashed on a sandbank off the island of Rottummeroog after being hit by flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Nov

FINLEY, CLARENCE BRUCE  (R/110336) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT550 MP-B of No 76 Sqn, which crashed on a sandbank off the island of Rottummeroog after being hit by flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Nov

KEECH, TERENCE ALOYSIUS  (612229) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT550 MP-B of No 76 Sqn, which crashed on a sandbank off the island of Rottummeroog after being hit by flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

08-Nov

FOREMAN, GORDON JAMES  (R/78053) RCAF - age 20

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS349 of No 122 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s on Circus 235.  He is buried in Merville Communal Cemetery Extension.

08-Nov

BRADSHAW, DOUGLAS JAMES  (119905) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ768 QT-Q of No 142 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie off the French coast.  He is buried in Vannes (Boismoreau) Communal Cemetery.

08-Nov

SAUTELLE, CLAUDE BESNARD  (411390) RAAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ768 QT-Q of No 142 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie off the French coast.  He is buried in Vannes (Boismoreau) Communal Cemetery.

08-Nov

PEARCE, KENNETH GARD  (416228) RAAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ768 QT-Q of No 142 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie off the French coast.  He is buried in Vannes (Boismoreau) Communal Cemetery.

08-Nov

EVISON, RONALD GRANVILLE  (1214198) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ768 QT-Q of No 142 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie off the French coast.  He is buried in Vannes (Boismoreau) Communal Cemetery.

08-Nov

HILL, CYRIL SYDNEY HERBERT  (1319144) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ768 QT-Q of No 142 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie off the French coast.  He is buried in Vannes (Boismoreau) Communal Cemetery.

08-Nov

WOODHOUSE, THOMAS  (403846) RAAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK198 QT-P of No 142 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Texel during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery. .

08-Nov

ATKINSON, JOSEPH  (810060) AuxAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK198 QT-P of No 142 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Texel during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery. .

08-Nov

HEHIR, MARTIN RANDOLPH  (408579) RAAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK198 QT-P of No 142 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Texel during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Nov

HILL, RICHARD FRANCIS  (656834) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK198 QT-P of No 142 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Texel during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Nov

COLLINS, NOEL BRIGGS  (1453186) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK198 QT-P of No 142 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Texel during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Nov

STOCKTON, ROBERT WHITE  (R/128083) RCAF - age 32

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1253 NP-M of No 158 Sqn, which ditched in the Humber Estuary having run out of fuel on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery.

08-Nov

CARLIN, MARK FRANCIS  (1170430) RAFVR - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1253 NP-M of No 158 Sqn, which ditched in the Humber Estuary having run out of fuel on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Nov

GOLDSTEIN, MATHIAS AARON  (1266021) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1253 NP-M of No 158 Sqn, which ditched in the Humber Estuary having run out of fuel on its return from a raid to Genova.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Nov

GRIFFIN, GEORGE CRUISE  (118532) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EP381 of No 165 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s on Circus 235.  He is buried in Olton Franciscan Cemetery, Solihull.

08-Nov

HAMMAN, GEORGE ALBERT  (130437) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX776 of No 179 Sqn, which was shot down by friendly AA fire in error about 100 miles off the Shetland Isles.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Nov

BRAMWELL, RONALD HOLLIS  (130457) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX776 of No 179 Sqn, which was shot down by friendly AA fire in error about 100 miles off the Shetland Isles.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Nov

HUSTLER, RONALD DURANCE  (1104367) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX776 of No 179 Sqn, which was shot down by friendly AA fire in error about 100 miles off the Shetland Isles.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Nov

MUGFORD, ALLAN IVAN  (1163981) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX776 of No 179 Sqn, which was shot down by friendly AA fire in error about 100 miles off the Shetland Isles.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Nov

BROOKING, SYDNEY GIBBS  (1177608) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX776 of No 179 Sqn, which was shot down by friendly AA fire in error about 100 miles off the Shetland Isles.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Nov

KIRBY, FRANK ERNEST  (1379419) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX776 of No 179 Sqn, which was shot down by friendly AA fire in error about 100 miles off the Shetland Isles.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Nov

SMITH, FREDERICK VICTOR  (1161130) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX732 of No 179 Sqn, which ditched in te sea off Valia, Shetland following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Nov

McGRATH, JAMES PATRICK  (R/76604) RCAF - age 27

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX732 of No 179 Sqn, which ditched in te sea off Valia, Shetland following an engine failure.  He is buried in Wick Cemetery.

08-Nov

McEWEN, ALFRED LESLIE  (112353) RAF - age 34

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH453 of No 233 Sqn, which crashed into the sea and exploded whilst protecting the invasion fleet off Casablanca.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery.

08-Nov

SNELLING, FRANK STANYON  (47620) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH453 of No 233 Sqn, which crashed into the sea and exploded whilst protecting the invasion fleet off Casablanca.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Nov

LETHBRIDGE, HARRY LINCOLN  (406600) RAAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH453 of No 233 Sqn, which crashed into the sea and exploded whilst protecting the invasion fleet off Casablanca.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Nov

TEALE, HILGROVE PRIDGIN  (930352) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH453 of No 233 Sqn, which crashed into the sea and exploded whilst protecting the invasion fleet off Casablanca.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Nov

McCRADY, ALEXANDER CURRIE  (J/10505) RCAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, ? of No 233 Sqn, which crashed at Sierra Del Haus in Spanish Morocco.  He is buried in Ben M'sik European Cemetery.

08-Nov

RAWSON, KENNETH DEAN  (R/105634) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, ? of No 233 Sqn, which crashed at Sierra Del Haus in Spanish Morocco.  He is buried in Ben M'sik European Cemetery.

08-Nov

CURRIE, THOMAS HUGH  (R/91244) RCAF - age 23

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, ? of No 233 Sqn, which crashed at Sierra Del Haus in Spanish Morocco.  He is buried in Ben M'sik European Cemetery.

08-Nov

BOWERY, EDWIN MAURICE  (R/99736) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, ? of No 233 Sqn, which crashed at Sierra Del Haus in Spanish Morocco.  He is buried in Ben M'sik European Cemetery.

08-Nov

QUARENDON, ROY MAXWELL  (80200) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Hudson III, AE563 or V8985 of No 233 Sqn, which were shot down in error during a convoy escort by USN F4Fs.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Nov

GREIG, JOHN SANGSTER  (117367) RAFVR - age 27

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Hudson III, AE563 or V8985 of No 233 Sqn, which were shot down in error during a convoy escort by USN F4Fs.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Nov

MOULD, PETER  (124668) RAFVR - age 22

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Hudson III, AE563 or V8985 of No 233 Sqn, which were shot down in error during a convoy escort by USN F4Fs.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Nov

ROBBINS, EDWARD ELMER  (143470) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Hudson III, AE563 or V8985 of No 233 Sqn, which were shot down in error during a convoy escort by USN F4Fs.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Nov

STOTT, ERNEST  (1026334) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Hudson III, AE563 or V8985 of No 233 Sqn, which were shot down in error during a convoy escort by USN F4Fs.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Nov

PARKER, THOMAS RAYMOND  (1076296) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Hudson III, AE563 or V8985 of No 233 Sqn, which were shot down in error during a convoy escort by USN F4Fs.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Nov

OWEN, WALTER  (1125442) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Hudson III, AE563 or V8985 of No 233 Sqn, which were shot down in error during a convoy escort by USN F4Fs.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Nov

MACKENZIE, IAN  (1361427) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

He was serving with No 281 Sqn and died of TB/meningitis at Bangour Hospital, Broxburn, West Lothian.  He is buried in Lochbroom Parish Churchyard.

08-Nov

BOROWICZ Lubomir Kazimieriez  (P.0586) PAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1343 BH-L of No 300 Sqn, which ditched in Vejle Fiord on the Danish coast during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery.

08-Nov

RAUSINSKI Zygmunt Ludwik (P.794046) PAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1343 BH-L of No 300 Sqn, which ditched in Vejle Fiord on the Danish coast during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

08-Nov

CIESZYNSKI-NALECZ Jan Leszek (P.794200) PAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1343 BH-L of No 300 Sqn, which ditched in Vejle Fiord on the Danish coast during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

08-Nov

ROZWORSKI Zygmunt (P.793164) PAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS432 'C' of No 306 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s on Circus 235.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

08-Nov

GAJEK Waclaw William (P.784193) PAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X8149 of No 307 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Exeter after hitting a tree.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

08-Nov

MANLEY, DOUGLAS RUSSELL  (J/9358) RCAF - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS391 of No 401 Sqn, which was lost whilst taking part in Circus 235.  He is buried in Pihen-les-Guines Communal Cemetery.

08-Nov

FOOTE, RAYMOND HAMILTON  (J/15611) RCAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8358 of No 418 Sqn, which lost on a night intruder sortie to Creil.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard.

08-Nov

BUCHANAN, WILLIAM LYSLE  (J/16162) RCAF - age 32

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8358 of No 418 Sqn, which lost on a night intruder sortie to Creil.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard.

08-Nov

DAVIS, CLIFFORD ARTHUR  (R/101411) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL896 of No 421 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s on Circus 235.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Nov

WILLIS, FRANK CAMERON  (40332) RAF - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EN779 of No 421 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s on Circus 235.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Nov

BRILL Eugeniusz (P.792176) PAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington lV, Z1325  of No 18 OTU, which stalled, at low altitude and crashed near Thackley, Hinckley in Leicestershire during a night flying practice.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

08-Nov

MacLEAN, IAN DUGALD DFM (1006443) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV726 of No 20 OTU, which crashed near Lossiemouth when an engine failed on take-off on a night exercise.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

08-Nov

BATTEN WILKINS, BERNARD HENRY  (1186666) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV726 of No 20 OTU, which crashed near Lossiemouth when an engine failed on take-off on a night exercise.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

08-Nov

HOLDERNESS, JOE  (1330817) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV726 of No 20 OTU, which crashed near Lossiemouth when an engine failed on take-off on a night exercise.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

08-Nov

DAVIES, ARNOLD ERNEST  (1575222) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV726 of No 20 OTU, which crashed near Lossiemouth when an engine failed on take-off on a night exercise.  He is buried in Loughborough (Leicester Road) Cemetery.

08-Nov

JONES, GLYN  (1147366) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV726 of No 20 OTU, which crashed near Lossiemouth when an engine failed on take-off on a night exercise.  He is buried in Swansea (Morriston) Cemetery.

08-Nov

WITHINGTON, THOMAS DAVID DFM (J/16089) RCAF - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF742 of No 22 OTU, which crashed at Harbury station during a solo flying practice.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

08-Nov

MILTON, CARL WILLIAM  (R/113992) RCAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF742 of No 22 OTU, which crashed at Harbury station during a solo flying practice.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

08-Nov

BOOTH, GEORGE EDWARD  (R/105150) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, N3026 of No 52 OTU, which dived into the ground near Nailsworth, Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Cirencester Cemetery.

08-Nov

SHARDLOW, ERIC OWEN  (120600) RAFVR - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DG756 of No 7 (C) OTU, which flew into the ground at Llangybi, Caernarvon.  He is buried in Arnold Cemetery.

08-Nov

THOMAS, WILLIAM DAVID  (1138486) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DG756 of No 7 (C) OTU, which flew into the ground at Llangybi, Caernarvon.  He is buried in Llangybi (Capel Helyg) Independent Chapelyard.

08-Nov

ST. JOHN, CHARLES KENNETH  (1258468) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DG756 of No 7 (C) OTU, which flew into the ground at Llangybi, Caernarvon.  He is buried in Sidcup Cemetery.

08-Nov

HEATON, CEDRIC LAWRENCE  (1484957) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

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

08-Nov

BECKETT, ARTHUR  (1689370) RAFVR - age 33

AC1/2

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 Don Valley.  He is buried in Blackburn Cemetery.

08-Nov

CROSS, HERBERT FRANCIS  (1861995) RAFVR - age 48

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at 16 Princes Road, Great Yarmouth, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in East Grinstead (Mount Noddy) Cemetery.

08-Nov

GRAY, DAVID BENJAMIN OBE, MC (75618) RAFVR - age 58

Sqn Ldr

He was serving in the UK and died at Micheldever, Hampshire, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Wonston (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

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