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Casualties - 16 - 19 November 1942


16-Nov

MARTIN, RONALD FREDERICK  (1263897) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He abandoned Halifax II, DT522 EY-B of No 78 Sqn, when it ran out of fuel on its return from a raid to Genova but was drowned when he landed in the River Debden near Martlesham Heath.  He is buried in or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park.

16-Nov

DIACK, JAMES RANKINE  (117488) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in a Spitfire of No 81 Sqn, which was lost during a patrol over Bone.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

16-Nov

GROVE, GEOFFREY  (1270345) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BP392 of No 94 Sqn, which failed to return from a scramble off Damietta.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

16-Nov

WILLIAMS, KEITH  (1062588) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL179 of No 98 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Attlebridge during a training flight.  He is buried in Doncaster (Rose Hill) Cemetery.

16-Nov

CROWE, WILLIAM SMITH  (751521) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL179 of No 98 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Attlebridge during a training flight.  He is buried in Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery.

16-Nov

SARAVANOS, NICHOLAS  (1053155) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL179 of No 98 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Attlebridge during a training flight.  He is buried in North Ferriby (All Saints) Churchyard.

16-Nov

BEACH, ALFRED ERNEST  (933068) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4326 of No 101 Sqn, which crashed at Llanerfyl when the rear fuselage failed as a result of a photo flash exploding during a training flight.  He is buried in Kilsby Cemetery.

16-Nov

CLARKE, STUART ROBERTSON  (1151322) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4326 of No 101 Sqn, which crashed at Llanerfyl when the rear fuselage failed as a result of a photo flash exploding during a training flight.  He is buried in Nottingham Southern Cemetery.

16-Nov

HOLLOWAY, DEREK ALFRED JAMES  (1600384) RAFVR - age 17

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4326 of No 101 Sqn, which crashed at Llanerfyl when the rear fuselage failed as a result of a photo flash exploding during a training flight.  He is buried in South Ealing Cemetery.

16-Nov

COLLETT, HENRY WILLIAM AMNER  (412468) RNZAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4326 of No 101 Sqn, which crashed at Llanerfyl when the rear fuselage failed as a result of a photo flash exploding during a training flight.  He is buried in Tywyn Cemetery.

16-Nov

GOULD, JAY RANDALL  (R/84216) RCAF - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4326 of No 101 Sqn, which crashed at Llanerfyl when the rear fuselage failed as a result of a photo flash exploding during a training flight.  He is buried in Tywyn Cemetery.

16-Nov

SPINNEY, JAMES WILLIAM  (R/88087) RCAF - age 26

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4326 of No 101 Sqn, which crashed at Llanerfyl when the rear fuselage failed as a result of a photo flash exploding during a training flight.  He is buried in Tywyn Cemetery.

16-Nov

COLEMAN, CHRISTOPHER LEONARD  (1382363) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4326 of No 101 Sqn, which crashed at Llanerfyl when the rear fuselage failed as a result of a photo flash exploding during a training flight.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Putney Vale) Cemetery and Crematorium.

16-Nov

CLARKE, THOMAS  (1058877) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3597 KO-Q of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie off Bayonne.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery.

16-Nov

GILL, THOMAS  (1343515) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3597 KO-Q of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie off Bayonne.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery.

16-Nov

JOHNSON, DOUGLAS GRAEME HARRISON  (R/84187) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3597 KO-Q of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie off Bayonne.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery.

16-Nov

MORRIS, ARNOLD  (655938) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3597 KO-Q of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie off Bayonne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Nov

WATKINSON, JAMES LESTER  (R/69360) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3597 KO-Q of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie off Bayonne.  He is buried in Sarzeau Communal Cemetery.

16-Nov

McMULLIN, CECIL ROBERT  (R/82882) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7566 OJ-C of No 149 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Vielle St Girone during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Hourtin Communal Cemetery.

16-Nov

FAIRFIELD, WILLIAM ROSS ST GEORGE  (573362) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7566 OJ-C of No 149 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Vielle St Girone during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Nov

WEST, THOMAS ANDERSON  (657215) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7566 OJ-C of No 149 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Vielle St Girone during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Nov

ALLEN, BASIL DERRIK  (1021545) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7566 OJ-C of No 149 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Vielle St Girone during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Nov

GUNNING, KENNETH STEWART  (R/104946) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7566 OJ-C of No 149 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Vielle St Girone during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Nov

SHORT, THOMAS HENRY  (R/92301) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7566 OJ-C of No 149 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Vielle St Girone during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Nov

CARTER, HERBERT  (1381159) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7566 OJ-C of No 149 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Vielle St Girone during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Vielle-St Girons (St Girons) Communal Cemetery.

16-Nov

BUTLER, WILLIS  (1156929) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He had been serving with No 153 MU but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Surabaya in Java.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

16-Nov

WARD, THOMAS  (1481329) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was serving with No 244 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Basra War Cemetery.

16-Nov

LAUT, WILLIAM GEORGE  (J/11807) RCAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ894 KW-K of No 425 Sqn, which crashed on Pitsea Marches in Essex during a training flight.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery.

16-Nov

ASH, NORMAN ANDREWS  (R/105801) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ894 KW-K of No 425 Sqn, which crashed on Pitsea Marches in Essex during a training flight.  He is buried in Southend-on-Sea (Sutton Road) Cemetery.

16-Nov

CROTEAU, JOSEPH FERNAND RAYMOND  (R/55836) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ894 KW-K of No 425 Sqn, which crashed on Pitsea Marches in Essex during a training flight.  He is buried in Southend-on-Sea (Sutton Road) Cemetery.

16-Nov

TRITT, JACK  (R/66697) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ894 KW-K of No 425 Sqn, which crashed on Pitsea Marches in Essex during a training flight.  He is buried in Southend-on-Sea (Sutton Road) Cemetery.

16-Nov

PATRY, JOSEPH ADELARD FREDERIC  (R/79238) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ894 KW-K of No 425 Sqn, which crashed on Pitsea Marches in Essex during a training flight.  He is buried in Southend-on-Sea (Sutton Road) Cemetery.

16-Nov

LAFLAMME, JOSEPH YVES CAMILLE CHARLES A.  (R/96120) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ894 KW-K of No 425 Sqn, which crashed on Pitsea Marches in Essex during a training flight.  He is buried in Southend-on-Sea (Sutton Road) Cemetery.

16-Nov

MARRIOTT, FRED HUGH  (1502129) RAFVR - age 29

Cpl

He was serving with No 2724 Sqn, RAF Regiment and was killed accidentally whilst he was practising loading his rifle in his billet.  He is buried in Boultham (St Helen) Churchyard.

16-Nov

RHODES, JAMES ARTHUR  (1517593) RAFVR - age 33

AC1

He was serving with No 2811 Sqn, RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Moston (St Joseph's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

16-Nov

ALCOCK, ALFRED HUDDLESTONE  (1117235) RAFVR - age 22

AC2

He had been serving with No 153 MU and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Malang, Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

16-Nov

PETT, RICHARD LAWRENCE  (1375988) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5105 of No 19 OTU, which crashed into a bridge whilst attempting to ditch in the River Don following a double engine failure.  He is buried in or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park.

16-Nov

STONE, RONALD  (1332925) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5105 of No 19 OTU, which crashed into a bridge whilst attempting to ditch in the River Don following a double engine failure.  He is buried in Marlow Cemetery.

16-Nov

TERRY, BERNARD MURTOUGH  (1562) RAAF - age 37

Sqn Ldr

He was serving with No 239 Wing and was killed by a land mine on the Derna road.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

16-Nov

STRAWSON, JOHN MAWER DFC (120105) RAFVR - age 26

Sqn Ldr

He was serving with No 239 Wing and was killed by a land mine on the Derna road.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

16-Nov

TRINDER, PERCY DONALD  (1313007) RAFVR - age 20

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 Buckrose.  He is buried in Abingdon Cemetery.

16-Nov

WIGNALL, JOHN  (1235069) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Botha I, W5139 of No 4 AGS which collided with L6339 on take off from Morpeth.  He is buried in Chorley.

16-Nov

MARTIN, ERIC ANTHONY PROCTER  (115837) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was serving with No 1 (C) OTU and died from pneumonia.  His death was registered in Wigton.  He is buried in Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery.

16-Nov

HATTON, RICHARD JAMES  (1216143) RAFVR - age 30

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 Greenwich.  He is buried in Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery.

16-Nov

SPENCER, WILFRED CHARLES  (748008) 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 Southampton.  He is buried in Southampton (St Mary Extra) Cemetery.

17-Nov

CHEYNE, RICHARD JOHN  (656238) RAF - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA725 'P' of No 18 Sqn, which collided with BA815 near the target on a raid to Bizerta.  He is buried in Massicault War Cemetery.

17-Nov

ANDREWS, GEORGE VICTOR  (1181372) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA725 'P' of No 18 Sqn, which collided with BA815 near the target on a raid to Bizerta.  He is buried in Massicault War Cemetery.

17-Nov

MEAD, RODERICK KENNETH  (1186027) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA725 'P' of No 18 Sqn, which collided with BA815 near the target on a raid to Bizerta.  He is buried in Massicault War Cemetery.

17-Nov

CLEGG, ERIC GORDON  (118638) RAFVR - age 32

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA794 'C' of No 18 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 off Cap Ben Sekka on a raid to Bizerta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

17-Nov

KAYE, CHARLES WILLIAM  (123897) RAFVR - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA794 'C' of No 18 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 off Cap Ben Sekka on a raid to Bizerta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

17-Nov

WALDER, JACK  (1286880) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA794 'C' of No 18 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 off Cap Ben Sekka on a raid to Bizerta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

17-Nov

BERRY, GEORGE HARRY  (118555) RAFVR - age 32

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA815 'O' of No 18 Sqn, which collided with BA725 near the target on a raid to Bizerta.  He is buried in Massicault War Cemetery.

17-Nov

ROWEN, VICTOR GEORGE  (1083091) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA815 'O' of No 18 Sqn, which collided with BA725 near the target on a raid to Bizerta.  He is buried in Massicault War Cemetery.

17-Nov

PAGE, RICHARD EDWARD WILLIAM  (1268703) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA815 'O' of No 18 Sqn, which collided with BA725 near the target on a raid to Bizerta.  He is buried in Massicault War Cemetery.

17-Nov

PEPPER, GEORGE DFC and Bar (104585) RAFVR - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, V8380 of No 29 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Halstead in Kent.  He is buried in Belleville Cemetery.

17-Nov

TOONE, JOSEPH HENRY DFC, DFM (127791) RAFVR - age 34

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, V8380 of No 29 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Halstead in Kent.  He is buried in Maidstone Cemetery, Kent.

17-Nov

LEADBETTER, WILLIAM  (1366836) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, ? of No 43 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping patrol.  He is buried in La Reunion War Cemetery.

17-Nov

SEYMOUR, PAUL DE GREY HORATIO  (33042) RAF - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7863 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which came down near Consigny whilst carrying out a Nickelling sortie over France.  He is buried in Consigny Communal Cemetery.

17-Nov

TUDOR-JONES, ROBERT  (105185) RAFVR - age 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7863 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which came down near Consigny whilst carrying out a Nickelling sortie over France.  He is buried in Consigny Communal Cemetery.

17-Nov

FAIRBAIRN, LEONARD JOHN  (401492) RNZAF - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7863 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which came down near Consigny whilst carrying out a Nickelling sortie over France.  He is buried in Consigny Communal Cemetery.

17-Nov

GREENSMITH, RICHARD BARTON  (962960) RAFVR - age 35

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7863 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which came down near Consigny whilst carrying out a Nickelling sortie over France.  He is buried in Consigny Communal Cemetery.

17-Nov

JOHNSON, GEORGE  (1042645) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7863 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which came down near Consigny whilst carrying out a Nickelling sortie over France.  He is buried in Consigny Communal Cemetery.

17-Nov

MURRAY, CECIL JOHN  (1250449) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7863 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which came down near Consigny whilst carrying out a Nickelling sortie over France.  He is buried in Consigny Communal Cemetery.

17-Nov

ANSTRUTHER, JACK DE-LA-WAR  (1376882) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7863 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which came down near Consigny whilst carrying out a Nickelling sortie over France.  He is buried in Consigny Communal Cemetery.

17-Nov

BESWICK, HAROLD JOSEPH  (1058967) RAFVR - age 33

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, X8202 of No 219 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Scorton.  He is buried in Birkenhead (Landican) Cemetery.

17-Nov

BROWNFIELD, THOMAS ROBERT  (C/7176) RCAF - age 22

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, X8202 of No 219 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Scorton.  He is buried in Catterick Cemetery.

17-Nov

WILSON-STEELE, EVELYN CREEN STUART  (130855) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, X8202 of No 219 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Scorton.  He is buried in Farnham (Green Lane) Cemetery.

17-Nov

RODWELL, PETER ROBERT DENHAM  (44529) RAF - age 21

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, HL985 of No 225 Sqn, which was shot down by friendly AA fire whilst chasing a Bf 109.  He is buried in Tabarka ras Rajel War Cemetery.

17-Nov

GOGGIN, HAROLD LEONARD FRANCIS  (414279) RNZAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, HV958 of No 253 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie escorting a DC-3 to Oran.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

17-Nov

SUTCLIFFE, JAMES MADEN  (1076831) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, EB291 of No 295 Sqn, which swung on take-off from Netheravon on a parachute dropping exercise and collided with a hanger, bursting into flames.  He is buried in Accrington Cemetery.

17-Nov

MATTHEWS, JOHN KEITH  (119216) RAFVR - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, EB291 of No 295 Sqn, which swung on take-off from Netheravon on a parachute dropping exercise and collided with a hanger, bursting into flames.  He is buried in Netheravon Cemetery.

17-Nov

HEWITT, FREDERICK EDWARD  (1376509) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, EB291 of No 295 Sqn, which swung on take-off from Netheravon on a parachute dropping exercise and collided with a hanger, bursting into flames.  He is buried in Netheravon Cemetery.

17-Nov

LANDAU, HYME  (122143) RAFVR - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1096 of No 405 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Newport, Essex after the mid--upper gunner inadvertently hit the engines.  He is buried in Rainsough Jewish Cemetery.

17-Nov

DOLDING, ARTHUR JOHN  (R/101954) RCAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1096 of No 405 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Newport, Essex after the mid--upper gunner inadvertently hit the engines.  He is buried in Saffron Walden Cemetery.

17-Nov

CAVANAUGH, ROBERT JOSEPH  (R/135149) RCAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1096 of No 405 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Newport, Essex after the mid--upper gunner inadvertently hit the engines.  He is buried in Saffron Walden Cemetery.

17-Nov

RICHARDS, GORDON HUBERT  (R/77962) RCAF - age 20

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1096 of No 405 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Newport, Essex after the mid--upper gunner inadvertently hit the engines.  He is buried in Saffron Walden Cemetery.

17-Nov

BYGRAVE, IVOR PESTELL  (1330553) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9614 of No 11 OTU, which crashed trying to avoid trees whilst attempting a forced landing following an engine fire on take-off from Westcott.  He is buried in Romford Cemetery.

17-Nov

WALKER, RONALD JAMES  (1232380) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9614 of No 11 OTU, which crashed trying to avoid trees whilst attempting a forced landing following an engine fire on take-off from Westcott.  He is buried in Thorne Cemetery.

17-Nov

TAYLOR, WILLIAM RODERICK  (127981) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9614 of No 11 OTU, which crashed trying to avoid trees whilst attempting a forced landing following an engine fire on take-off from Westcott.  He is buried in Westcott (St Mary) Churchyard.

17-Nov

HADEN, FRANCIS SEYMOUR  (404867) RNZAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9614 of No 11 OTU, which crashed trying to avoid trees whilst attempting a forced landing following an engine fire on take-off from Westcott.  He is buried in Westcott (St Mary) Churchyard.

17-Nov

THOMPSON, ROBERT  (362188) RAF - age 38

WO

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

17-Nov

O'SULLIVAN, CORNELIUS PATRICK  (1716441) RAFVR - age 24

AC1

He was serving with No 131 ASP at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery.

17-Nov

NEWSON, EDWARD RANALD  (1182450) RAFVR - age 33

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK193 'A' of No 25 OTU, which was killed when he abandoned the aircraft near Maltby in Yorkshire after both engines cut due to a fuel management error.  He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery.

17-Nov

PICKERING, BENJAMIN  (612453) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was serving with No 3201 SE at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery.

17-Nov

EMBURY, JOHN HENRY CAMERON  (R/102594) RCAF - age 28

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying as a passenger in Beaufighter, ? of No 4 (C) OTU, which crashed during a night flying test.  He is buried in Maidstone Cemetery, Kent.

17-Nov

GUEST, DONALD REGINALD HAROLD  (339610) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 74 OTU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

17-Nov

ROBB, DAVID NICOL  (988898) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He had been serving at RAF Gong Kedak and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in Java.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

17-Nov

FINCH, DAVID CLIFFORD  (1010285) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He had been serving at RAF Seletar and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Surabaya in Java.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

17-Nov

FOOT, WILFRED WILLIAM JOHN  (1290409) RAFVR - age 23

LAC

He had been serving at RAF Seletar and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in the Hakadate area of Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery.

17-Nov

ALFORD, RONALD WILLIAM TICKELL  (860263) AuxAF - age 51

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 Bristol.  He was cremated at  Bristol (Arnos Vale) Crematorium.

17-Nov

IVES, JACK  (1235285) RAFVR - age 28

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 Cambridge.  He is buried in Burnham Thorpe (All Saints) Churchyard.

18-Nov

MANNIX, ROBERT LOUIS  (64864) RAFVR - age 26

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, HM154 of No 33 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 whilst strafing the road near Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

18-Nov

SPRAGUE, RICHARD ALFONSO DFC (26067) RAF - age 34

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DE118 'S' of No 47 Sqn, which crashed into high ground during a torpedo practice and was destroyed when the torpedo exploded in the subsequent fire.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

18-Nov

AUGUSTINUS, ALFRED LESLIE  (401183) RAAF - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DE118 'S' of No 47 Sqn, which crashed into high ground during a torpedo practice and was destroyed when the torpedo exploded in the subsequent fire.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

18-Nov

MOORE, THOMAS  (756552) RAFVR - age 26

LAC

He was serving with No 78 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Bulmer.  He is buried in Cleethorpes Cemetery.

18-Nov

RODHAM, ROBERT HUNTER FRASER  (1092742) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 115 Sqn and was killed when he walked into the propeller of Wellington, BK274.  He is buried in Horden (Thorpe Road) Cemetery.

18-Nov

CABELDU, JAMES NORMAN  (R/99147) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BE550 of No 128 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Freetown following an engine failure.  He is buried in Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery.

18-Nov

APPLETON-BACH, EDWARD  (1378956) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, X4342 of No 131 Sqn, which failed to return from a ground attack mission to Ouistreham.  He is buried in Ouistreham-Riva-Bella Communal Cemetery.

18-Nov

WAITE, GORDON PERCIVAL  (J/15181) RCAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in a Hurricane IIC (possibly HL941) of No 213 Sqn, which failed to return from attack on Agedabia airfield; shot down over El Agheila, Libya.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery.

18-Nov

MINK, LAUREL LOUIS  (112432) RAFVR - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk III, ? of No 260 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 whilst strafing Magrun airfield.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

18-Nov

DUTHIE, JAMES RUSSELL  (532049) RAF - age 25

Sgt

He was serving with No 286 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Llantwit Major Cemetery.

18-Nov

BENOIT Wieslaw (P.1710) PAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS438  of No 306 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a balloon cable near Le Treport.  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery.

18-Nov

HLOUZEK, JAROSLAV  (787338) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, AR606 of No 313 Sqn, which was lost on a Rhubarb to the Lannion area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Nov

WILKINSON, LAURENCE HUGHES  (C/1015) RCAF - age 27

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8342 of No 418 Sqn, which flew into the water near Goldhanger in Essex.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

18-Nov

BOURNE, REGINALD JAMES  (1046902) RAFVR - age 22

AC30

He had been serving with No 605 Sqn but died in Japanese captivity in a camp on Java.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

18-Nov

McKAY, JOHN TAIT  (1433619) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, BD675 of No 612 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Wick.  He is buried in Forfar Cemetery.

18-Nov

HADDOW, JOHN  (655047) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, BD675 of No 612 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Wick.  He is buried in Glasgow (Sandymount) Cemetery.

18-Nov

OWENS, GWILYM JOHN  (928661) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, BD675 of No 612 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Wick.  He is buried in Rhondda (Trealaw) Cemetery.

18-Nov

JONES, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (1384808) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, BD675 of No 612 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Wick.  He is buried in Wick Cemetery.

18-Nov

WORMALL, NORMAN CHARLES  (1096176) RAFVR - age 22

AC1

He was serving with No 10 S&TC ME at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

18-Nov

OPUCHUK Jan Wilhelm (P.794488) PAF - age 24

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, W8995 of No 16 (P) SFTS, which crashed at Tollerton, whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

18-Nov

TURNER, JOHN  (1043634) RAFVR - age 22

AC2

He was serving with No 195 Wing at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fajara War Cemetery.

18-Nov

JONES, ROTHESAY LINTON  (415700) RNZAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2574 of No 21 OTU, which flew into the ground whilst descending through cloud in Hampshire having aborted a 'Nickel' raid following an engine fire.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

18-Nov

MASON, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (1338138) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2574 of No 21 OTU, which flew into the ground whilst descending through cloud in Hampshire having aborted a 'Nickel' raid following an engine fire.  He is buried in East Sheen Cemetery.

18-Nov

RUSHWORTH, STANLEY  (1379694) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2574 of No 21 OTU, which flew into the ground whilst descending through cloud in Hampshire having aborted a 'Nickel' raid following an engine fire.  He is buried in Halliwell (St Peter) Churchyard.

18-Nov

HOLROYDE, KENNETH MARSHALL  (126879) RAFVR - age 32

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2574 of No 21 OTU, which flew into the ground whilst descending through cloud in Hampshire having aborted a 'Nickel' raid following an engine fire.  He is buried in Haltemprice (Hessle) Cemetery.

18-Nov

CORNISH, GORDON WILLIAM  (1336389) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Hart, 359 of No 22 Air School, which fell out whilst flying with another pupil.  He is buried in Vereeniging Old Town Cemetery.

18-Nov

HILL, FREDERICK CHARLES  (62649) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Hurricane I, Z4782 or Hurricane I, V7830 of Fighter Defence Flt, Aden, which collided with each other off Ras Imran Point in Aden.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

18-Nov

BLACKBURN, CHARLES ARTHUR  (87663) RAFVR - age 29

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Hurricane I, Z4782 or Hurricane I, V7830 of Fighter Defence Flt, Aden, which collided with each other off Ras Imran Point in Aden.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

18-Nov

TAYLOR, RONALD DAVID  (1711793) RAFVR - age 18

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 Surrey M E.  He is buried in Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery.

18-Nov

ROSCOE, HARRY  (551471) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Hixon at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Bridgnorth.  He is buried in Dewsbury Cemetery.

18-Nov

HEMMINGS, FRED  (1646602) RAFVR - age 20

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 Ely (Frederick).  He is buried in Sheffield (Darnall) Cemetery.

18-Nov

TULL, ERNEST WILLIAM  (548084) RAF - age Unknown

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in P2Y2, BuNo 8977 of the US Navy, which was lost on this date at Pensacola.  He is buried in Pensacola (Barrancas) National Cemetery.

18-Nov

WHITE, WILLIAM JOHN  (1430561) RAFVR - age 29

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in P2Y2, BuNo 8977 of the US Navy, which was lost on this date at Pensacola.  He is buried in Pensacola (Barrancas) National Cemetery..

19-Nov

FEARNSIDE, JAMES  (R/87380) RCAF - age 22

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5583 'E' of No 104 Sqn, which was shot down in the target area during a raid to Catania.  He is buried in Agira Canadian War Cemetery, Sicily.

19-Nov

HAMMOND, WILLIAM ERIC  (41585) RNZAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5583 'E' of No 104 Sqn, which was shot down in the target area during a raid to Catania.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

19-Nov

MERCER, JOHN HENRY DENNIS  (42626) RAF - age 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5583 'E' of No 104 Sqn, which was shot down in the target area during a raid to Catania.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

19-Nov

GRAY, CLIFFORD ERNEST  (1001414) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5583 'E' of No 104 Sqn, which was shot down in the target area during a raid to Catania.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

19-Nov

LAYTON, JOHN WILLIAM  (1202313) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5583 'E' of No 104 Sqn, which was shot down in the target area during a raid to Catania.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

19-Nov

HOLMES, BENJAMIN COLIN DAVID  (1316546) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5583 'E' of No 104 Sqn, which was shot down in the target area during a raid to Catania.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

19-Nov

STEEVENSON, NIGEL BASIL QUIGGIN  (1071855) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was supposedly serving with No 111 Sqn at the time of his death, but this seems to have occurred in the Mediterranean so it unlikely.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

19-Nov

ROBERTS, HENRY  (412269) RNZAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EP260 of No 126 Sqn, which was lost after abandoning the aircraft over the sea due to an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

19-Nov

KELLY, GARDNER HILL  (J/15735) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BP952 of No 126 Sqn, which he abandoned over the Mediterranean.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

19-Nov

MILLS, MERVYN JACK  (414321) RNZAF - age 19

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL781 of No 132 Sqn, which crashed near Dunkirk during a Rhubarb to the Furnes area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Nov

PARK, ROBERT BRUCE  (404981) RAAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EP823 of No 185 Sqn, which crashed into the sea during a convoy patrol following an engine failure.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

19-Nov

REBSTOCK, JOHN RICHARD  (R/66328) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying Hurricane IIC, BP239  of No 213 Sqn, which crashed near El Agheila the previous day having sustained damaged during an attack on the town and airfield at Agedabia.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery.

19-Nov

LUBOJEMSKI Stanislaw (P.1845) PAF - age 33

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1496 SM-S of No 305 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off St Nazaire.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

19-Nov

GROSS Jozef (P.703902) PAF - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1496 SM-S of No 305 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off St Nazaire.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

19-Nov

PSUJA Alfred (P.782620) PAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1496 SM-S of No 305 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off St Nazaire.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

19-Nov

WERSCHNER Ludwik (P.783227) PAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1496 SM-S of No 305 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off St Nazaire.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

19-Nov

SZLENK Eugeniusz (P.793957) PAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1496 SM-S of No 305 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off St Nazaire.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

19-Nov

HARRIS, JOHN  (955111) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He had been serving with No 605 Sqn but died in Japanese captivity on board a ship whilst being transported to Japan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

19-Nov

MACKENZIE, RONALD WILLIAM MCINTOSH  (127189) RAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in AT6B, 41-17182 of the AFS, which collided with a USAAF, P-39 over Spence Field.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

19-Nov

HOLMES, WALTER CHARLES  (1432586) RAFVR - age 37

AC1

He was serving with No 236 Wing at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

19-Nov

MILLAR, ROBERT CAMPBELL  (1340436) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

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

19-Nov

BAKER, ARCHIBALD HOLLOWAY  (107538) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was serving at HQ EAC at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery.

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