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Casualties - 25 - 28 November 1942


25-Nov

READ, WILLIAM KENNETH  (656769) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was serving with No 54 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Sydney War Cemetery.

25-Nov

KNAPP, HENRY  (47850) RAF - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1243 of No 142 Sqn, which crashed on a nigh take off from Grimsby.  He is buried in Sheffield (City Road) Cemetery.

25-Nov

CLARKE, HERBERT ARTHUR  (119717) RAF - age 19

Fg Off

He was serving with No 152 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Beja War Cemetery.

25-Nov

HANNAN, RAYMUND JOSEPH  (43035) RAF - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5694 EM-F of No 207 Sqn, which crashed at Easton near Grantham and burst into flames on its return from a raid to Bad Zwischenahn.  He is buried in Bottesford (St Mary) Churchyard.

25-Nov

JENKIN, BRYANT LEONARD MCKENZIE  (412885) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5694 EM-F of No 207 Sqn, which crashed at Easton near Grantham and burst into flames on its return from a raid to Bad Zwischenahn.  He is buried in Bottesford (St Mary) Churchyard.

25-Nov

THOMPSON, PETER JOHN  (575861) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5694 EM-F of No 207 Sqn, which crashed at Easton near Grantham and burst into flames on its return from a raid to Bad Zwischenahn.  He is buried in Bottesford (St Mary) Churchyard.

25-Nov

ROBERTS, ALBERT  (1104522) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5694 EM-F of No 207 Sqn, which crashed at Easton near Grantham and burst into flames on its return from a raid to Bad Zwischenahn.  He is buried in Bottesford (St Mary) Churchyard.

25-Nov

LEE, JOHN KENNERLEIGH BARNETT  (1174918) RAFVR - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5694 EM-F of No 207 Sqn, which crashed at Easton near Grantham and burst into flames on its return from a raid to Bad Zwischenahn.  He is buried in Bottesford (St Mary) Churchyard.

25-Nov

BURTON, JOHN BERNARD  (1575141) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5694 EM-F of No 207 Sqn, which crashed at Easton near Grantham and burst into flames on its return from a raid to Bad Zwischenahn.  He is buried in Nottingham Northern Cemetery.

25-Nov

SANDERS, JOHN  (1316262) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5694 EM-F of No 207 Sqn, which crashed at Easton near Grantham and burst into flames on its return from a raid to Bad Zwischenahn.  He is buried in Swansea (Danygraig) Cemetery.

25-Nov

PIPER, ERNEST RAYMOND DONALD (ROY)  (1319737) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5694 EM-F of No 207 Sqn, which crashed at Easton near Grantham and burst into flames on its return from a raid to Bad Zwischenahn.  He is buried in Winchester (Magdalen Hill) Cemetery.

25-Nov

GALLIMORE, JOHN JAMES  (632517) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5695 EM-G of No 207 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Haselunne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Nov

WEBB, WINDSOR FRANCIS RICHARD  (1320645) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5695 EM-G of No 207 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Haselunne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Nov

SLATER, JACK  (1536441) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5695 EM-G of No 207 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Haselunne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Nov

PARKYN, ALFRED JOSEPH  (J/16080) RCAF - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5695 EM-G of No 207 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Haselunne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Nov

CHOUINIERE, EUGENE EDWARD  (J/16081) RCAF - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5695 EM-G of No 207 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Haselunne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Nov

VANDERVOORT, WILLIAM JOHN  (R/74630) RCAF - age 26

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5695 EM-G of No 207 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Haselunne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Nov

GUICHARD, JAMES LOUIS  (R/83204) RCAF - age 20

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5695 EM-G of No 207 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Haselunne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Nov

ALLAN, JAMES MCGREGOR  (R/93188) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5695 EM-G of No 207 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Haselunne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Nov

MacKENZIE, COLIN  (991707) RAFVR - age 22

Cpl

He was serving with No 222 Sqn and died in Perth Royal Infirmary from Rheumatic fever and Bacterial endocarditis.  He is buried in Scone Cemetery.

25-Nov

GILES, WILLIAM HENRY  (1085148) RAFVR - age 30

AC2

He had been serving with No 242 Sqn but died in Japanese captivity on board a ship whilst being transported to Japan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

25-Nov

GEBACZKA Czeslaw (P.784359) PAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1495 BH-J of No 300 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Bergan in Holland on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery.

25-Nov

PAGAN, WILLIAM DONALD  (R/115215) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL820 of No 412 Sqn, which as shot down by flak near Etretat whilst attacking a train during a Rhubarb.  He is buried in Tourville-les-Ifs Communal Cemetery.

25-Nov

O'DONNELL, HECTOR SQUIRE  (403226) RAAF - age 27

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in either Hurricane I, W8378 or Z4554 of No 451, which was lost on this date/spun into the ground near Louman during a training flight.  He is buried in Nicosia War Cemetery.

25-Nov

DOUGLAS, COLIN FREDERICK  (1294625) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

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.

25-Nov

BRAITHWAITE, GEORGE WILLIAM  (646444) RAF - age 24

LAC

He was serving with No 984 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery.

25-Nov

SUMNER, HUBERT EDGAR  (405434) RNZAF - age 28

LAC

He was serving with No 1 ALGS and died from shrapnel wounds sustained in an air raid on Souk el Arba airfield on 22 Nov 1942.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

25-Nov

HOGGINS, RONALD DENNIS GLYDOWR  (1312576) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DL404 of No 17 (P) AFU, which collided with DK933 near Great Cressingham in Norfolk.  He is buried in Aberdare Cemetery, Glamorganshire.

25-Nov

HIBBERT, NORMAN  (1130703) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DL404 of No 17 (P) AFU, which collided with DK933 near Great Cressingham in Norfolk.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

25-Nov

PRICE, STANLEY WILFRED  (1392661) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was under training as a pilot at No 22 Air School and died in a drowning accident.  He is buried in Vereeniging Old Town Cemetery.

25-Nov

LOGIN, CYRIL CAMPBELL  (88285) RAFVR - age 34

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T7411 of No 4 FIS, which dived into the ground at Haslingfield in Cambridgeshire.  He was cremated at Cambridge Crematorium.

25-Nov

NEWMAN, FREDERICK ARTHUR  (1045904) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 6 HM W/T at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery.

25-Nov

ERRINGTON, ELLISON LESLIE NAPOLEON  (1353260) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was serving with No 7 RASC at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

25-Nov

SALTER, ROY ALLAN  (31348) RAF - age 26

Sqn Ldr

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

25-Nov

WARNER, GORDON GRIEVE  (1388010) RAFVR - age 24

LAC

He was killed flying in BT13A, 41-21551 of Gunter Field, which struck trees whilst attempting to recover from a spiral dive during a series of unauthorised aerobatics whilst undertaking an instrument training flight, he was the handling pilot and was flung from the aircraft on impact .  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

25-Nov

WATTS, DENNIS  (1035700) RAFVR - age 31

AC2

He was serving in the Middle East at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

25-Nov

LEGG, GERALD F.  (1728893) RAFVR - age 19

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Christchurch.  He is buried in Bournemouth North Cemetery.

25-Nov

LUKE, WALTER  (1695427) RAFVR - age 33

AC2

He had only joined the RAF in September being taken ill shortly afterwards, his death was registered in Cleveland.  He is buried in Morpeth (SS Mary and James) Churchyard.

25-Nov

TURNBULL, WILLIAM NORMAN  (1645435) RAFVR - age 35

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 Boston.  He is buried in Ruislip (St Martin) Churchyard Extension.

26-Nov

LONSDALE, JOHN  (81682) RAFVR - age 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, Z5449 or AM280 of No 3 Sqn, which collided with each other near Great Dunmow in Essex.  He is buried in Stockton-on-Tees (Durham Road) Cemetery.

26-Nov

HUTT, DUNCAN STUART  (R/95991) RCAF - age 24

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD797 of No 23 Sqn, which crashed on take off at West Mersea in Essex.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

26-Nov

CRIDGE, GURWYN MALCOLM  (1317574) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD797 of No 23 Sqn, which crashed on take off at West Mersea in Essex.  He is buried in Torquay Cemetery and Extension.

26-Nov

MILLER, JAMES REGINALD  (R/79153) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER327 of No 81 Sqn, which collided with another aircraft south-west of Tunis.  He is buried in Massicault War Cemetery.

26-Nov

COPE, KENNETH CHARLES WESTBEAR  (120758) RAFVR - age 31

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5550 'Q' of No 104 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Sicily on its return from a raid on the airfield at Gerbini.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

26-Nov

PENNEY, FINTAN TERENCE  (798671) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was serving with No 157 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

26-Nov

GIBBIN, LESLIE CLIFFORD  (47764) RAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in either Hurricane IIB, HL981 or HL768 of No 225 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s during a tactical recce mission.  He is buried in Beja War Cemetery.

26-Nov

GILES, ROYSTON JACK CHARLES WILLIAM  (47363) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in either Hurricane IIB, HL981 or HL768 of No 225 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s during a tactical recce mission.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

26-Nov

DAVIES, FRANK  (1050922) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL339 or EL271 of No 235 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Nov

COOKE, ARTHUR  (1114094) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL339 or EL271 of No 235 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Nov

WILSON, JAMES BENNETT  (J/6388) RCAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL339 or EL271 of No 235 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Nov

BROWN, KENNETH GEORGE VALE  (119441) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL446 of No 236 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce off Texel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Nov

MIDDLETON, HARRY GEORGE JOHN  (1290439) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL446 of No 236 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce off Texel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Nov

WATLING, JOSEPH HENRY  (1382523) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EP777? of No 242 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s during a sweep in the Mateur and Tebourba area.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

26-Nov

GOULDING, WILLIAM  (126580) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EP573 of No 242 Sqn, which failed to return from a sweep off Mateur.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

26-Nov

EVANS, JOHN CECIL  (1139486) RAFVR - age 22

AC1

He was serving with No 242 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Yokohama Cremation Memorial.

26-Nov

BALDWIN, ROY THOMAS  (1283204) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL263 of No 248 Sqn, which was probably shot down by fighters over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Nov

HAIGH, WILLIE  (1495740) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL263 of No 248 Sqn, which was probably shot down by fighters over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Nov

GRIFFIN, WILLIAM MACKENZIE RODERICK DFC (70267) RAFVR - age 33

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AM143 of No 268 Sqn, which was lost over Holland.  He is buried in Amersfoot (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.

26-Nov

MIJAKOWSKI Bogdan (P.1608) PAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3509 of No 308 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the sea during a Rhubarb to the Merville area.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

26-Nov

SATOW, MICHAEL PHILIP  (1151718) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK643 of No 1 OADU, which stalled on take-off from Accra.  He is buried in Christiansborg War Cemetery.

26-Nov

CHRISTOPHER, JOHN FAILL  (1265582) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK643 of No 1 OADU, which stalled on take-off from Accra.  He is buried in Christiansborg War Cemetery.

26-Nov

CLARK, ROBERT HENRY  (1287988) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK643 of No 1 OADU, which stalled on take-off from Accra.  He is buried in Christiansborg War Cemetery.

26-Nov

WHEWAY, GEORGE HENRY  (1343051) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK643 of No 1 OADU, which stalled on take-off from Accra.  He is buried in Christiansborg War Cemetery.

26-Nov

SAMOFAL Kazimierz Adam (P.1619) PAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire, P9367? of No 58 OTU, which was lost on a training flight.  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery.

26-Nov

SWALE, VINCENT STEELE  (1001433) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA528 of No 72 OTU, which crashed in an attempted forced landing and burst into flames.  He is buried in Eldoret Cemetery.

26-Nov

CIZEK, EVZEN  (85921) RAFVR - age 37

Gp Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Warferry ES947 (ex G-AFKU) of No 8 AACU, which crashed after colliding with a balloon cable over Barry Island.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

26-Nov

SCOTT, WALTER SAMUEL  (1139985) RAFVR - age 34

AC2

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

26-Nov

McPHERSON, WILLIAM  (1007266) RAFVR - age 31

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Logiealmond district, Perth.  He is buried in Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire.

26-Nov

WILSON, SARAH ELIZABETH  (894014) WAAF - age 43

Cpl

She was serving in the UK and was killed whilst travelling as a passenger in an RAF lorry which collided with a cattle lorry on the main road between Tetbury and Cirencester.  She is buried in Whickham (St Mary) Churchyard.

26-Nov

HAWKINS, HAROLD BLACKSTONE  (1031160) RAFVR - age 32

AC1

He was serving at RAF Wittering and was killed when he fell from the back of a lorry.  His death was registered in Peterborough.  He is buried in Wittering (All Saints) Churchyard.

26-Nov

RAWLINSON, MAURICE HOWARD  (622294) RAF - age 22

LAC

He had been serving with Y Unit in Singapore and died in Japanese captivity on board a ship whilst being transported to Japan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

27-Nov

KERSHAW, LEWIS KENNETH  (47459) RAF - age 22

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AM206 of No 26 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Doullens.  He is buried in Auxi-le-Chateau New Communal Cemetery.

27-Nov

LOWE, JOHN  (119309) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in a Spitfire VC of No 72 Sqn, which was shot down during a sweep near Medjez.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery.

27-Nov

LINQUIST, KENNETH VICTOR  (R/83359) RCAF - age 20

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in a Spitfire VB of No 152 Sqn, which was shot down during a sweep near Medjez.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery.

27-Nov

INGRAM, IAN ROSS  (403343) RAAF - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, HL887 of No 225 Sqn, which failed to return from a tactical recce sortie and was probably shot down by a Bf 109.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

27-Nov

TAYLOR, FREDERICK EDMUND  (1213253) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

He had been serving with No 242 Sqn and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in the Tokyo area of Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery.

27-Nov

SCOTT, ALFRED PALLAS  (1034619) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE122 of No 1 OADU, which crashed in Algeria on a delivery flight from Gibraltar to Egypt.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery.

27-Nov

MAYLE, KENNETH VICTOR  (1291217) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE122 of No 1 OADU, which crashed in Algeria on a delivery flight from Gibraltar to Egypt.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery.

27-Nov

WEBB, JAMES CHRISTOPHER  (1331359) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE122 of No 1 OADU, which crashed in Algeria on a delivery flight from Gibraltar to Egypt.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery.

27-Nov

MARTIN, WILLIAM COLIN  (1528946) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE122 of No 1 OADU, which crashed in Algeria on a delivery flight from Gibraltar to Egypt.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery.

27-Nov

WALLIS, ALBERT HENRY  (1335048) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, LA973 of No 1 OADU, which crashed on the approach to Mersa Matruh having been damaged by flak on a delivery flight from Gibraltar to Egypt.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

27-Nov

GELERNTER, I. MORDYK  (774837) RAF - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 108 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

27-Nov

SOWDEN, ALEC RICHARD  (1331841) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, ED137 of No 15 (P) AFU, which crashed whilst flying solo near Cherry Burton.  He is buried in Ashford Burial Ground.

27-Nov

BINGE, JOSEPH CHRISTOPHER  (1163883) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2722 JM-K of No 20 OTU, which ditched in Spey Bay near Lossiemouth following an engine failure during a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Blidworth (St Mary of the Purification and St Lawrence) Churchyard.

27-Nov

BLUCK, JOHN  (127285) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2722 JM-K of No 20 OTU, which ditched in Spey Bay near Lossiemouth following an engine failure during a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

27-Nov

HARRISON, LAURENCE ELGAR  (1310830) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2722 JM-K of No 20 OTU, which ditched in Spey Bay near Lossiemouth following an engine failure during a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

27-Nov

LOWERY, BERNARD  (1391379) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2722 JM-K of No 20 OTU, which ditched in Spey Bay near Lossiemouth following an engine failure during a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

27-Nov

BLYTHE, THOMAS FRANCIS  (1381018) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2722 JM-K of No 20 OTU, which ditched in Spey Bay near Lossiemouth following an engine failure during a night flying exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Nov

BALLINGER, HENRY CLASPER  (R/129207) RCAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2722 JM-K of No 20 OTU, which ditched in Spey Bay near Lossiemouth following an engine failure during a night flying exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Nov

SUTTON, PHILIP STANLEY  (1098817) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2722 JM-K of No 20 OTU, which ditched in Spey Bay near Lossiemouth following an engine failure during a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Vlieland General Cemetery.

27-Nov

BAMFORTH, LEONARD  (980752) RAFVR - age 24

LAC

He was serving with No 54 R&RD at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery.

27-Nov

MANN, WILFRID  (1479478) RAFVR - age 35

Sgt

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

27-Nov

GARDNER, GEORGE KIRKWOOD  (1013652) RAFVR - age 22

AC1

He was serving at Turnberry at the time of his death, and being partially deaf, did not hear the approach of lorry belonging to the Works Flight and walked into it as it came around a corner at the station.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery.

27-Nov

COX, EDWARD JAMES  (1041025) RAFVR - age 37

Cpl

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 Northumberland C.  He is buried in Greenford Park Cemetery.

27-Nov

GRIEVESON, WILLIAM  (866591) AuxAF - 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 Newcastle T.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (All Saints) Cemetery.

28-Nov

WILLIAMSON, ROBERT HENRY  (62691) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD712 'R' of No 23 Sqn, which was lost on a night intruder sortie to the Cognac area.  He is buried in Cognac (Crouin) Communal Cemetery.

28-Nov

LAVERS, NORMAN ADIN  (116968) RAFVR - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD712 'R' of No 23 Sqn, which was lost on a night intruder sortie to the Cognac area.  He is buried in Cognac (Crouin) Communal Cemetery.

28-Nov

COOPER, JOHN HENRY  (1080063) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, Z9521 of No 58 Sqn, which lost between Duncansby Head and South Ronaldsway.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery.

28-Nov

HATFIELD, BERNARD ALFRED  (1330477) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, Z9521 of No 58 Sqn, which lost between Duncansby Head and South Ronaldsway.  He is buried in Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery.

28-Nov

HARRINGTON, LEONARD SYDNEY  (1336137) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, Z9521 of No 58 Sqn, which lost between Duncansby Head and South Ronaldsway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Nov

HILL, ARCHIBALD JOHN  (1378315) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, Z9521 of No 58 Sqn, which lost between Duncansby Head and South Ronaldsway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Nov

LYKE, THOMAS ANTINGHAM  (1380743) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, Z9521 of No 58 Sqn, which lost between Duncansby Head and South Ronaldsway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Nov

SMITH, ERIC PHILLIP  (1382264) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, Z9521 of No 58 Sqn, which lost between Duncansby Head and South Ronaldsway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Nov

BROADY, RAYMOND HERBERT JOHN  (39691) RNZAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF399 AA-O of No 75 Sqn, which crashed near Oakington whilst trying to avoid a head-on collision with another Stirling during a training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery.

28-Nov

McWILLIAM, ROBERT JAMES  (R/93977) RCAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF399 AA-O of No 75 Sqn, which crashed near Oakington whilst trying to avoid a head-on collision with another Stirling during a training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery.

28-Nov

McISAAC, ALEXANDER  (412891) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF399 AA-O of No 75 Sqn, which crashed near Oakington whilst trying to avoid a head-on collision with another Stirling during a training flight.  He is buried in Chevington Cemetery.

28-Nov

JOBSON, GEORGE TRUEMAN  (1287935) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF399 AA-O of No 75 Sqn, which crashed near Oakington whilst trying to avoid a head-on collision with another Stirling during a training flight.  He is buried in Chevington Cemetery.

28-Nov

DIBBEN, RONALD OSWALD  (1252627) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF399 AA-O of No 75 Sqn, which crashed near Oakington whilst trying to avoid a head-on collision with another Stirling during a training flight.  He is buried in Ham (St Andrew) Churchyard.

28-Nov

GARLAND, CYRIL DOUGLAS GUTHRIE  (62058) RAFVR - age 38

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 80 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

28-Nov

HOWSE, RONALD ERNEST  (1671926) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

He was serving at RAF Hunsdon and was possibly killed when the truck he was sitting in was hit by Mosquito II, DD741 of No 85 Sqn, which suffered an engine failure on take-off from Hunsdon.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

28-Nov

ROBINSON, THOMAS WILLIAM  (538143) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DV975 'H' of No 95 Sqn, which crashed into the Bunce River, Jui, Sierra Leone during a training flight.  He is buried in Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery.

28-Nov

SEARL, WILLIAM FREDERICK  (570350) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DV975 'H' of No 95 Sqn, which crashed into the Bunce River, Jui, Sierra Leone during a training flight.  He is buried in Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery.

28-Nov

HADWELL, CHARLES LEWIS  (967558) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DV975 'H' of No 95 Sqn, which crashed into the Bunce River, Jui, Sierra Leone during a training flight.  He is buried in Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery.

28-Nov

HOGG, WILLIAM ARTHUR  (1062855) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DV975 'H' of No 95 Sqn, which crashed into the Bunce River, Jui, Sierra Leone during a training flight.  He is buried in Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery.

28-Nov

IRVINE, ROBERT  (1119371) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DV975 'H' of No 95 Sqn, which crashed into the Bunce River, Jui, Sierra Leone during a training flight.  He is buried in Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery.

28-Nov

CROSBIE, JOHN JOHNSTON  (1369746) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DV975 'H' of No 95 Sqn, which crashed into the Bunce River, Jui, Sierra Leone during a training flight.  He is buried in Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery.

28-Nov

TAYLER, MELVIN ELLIOTT  (J/16534) RCAF - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DV975 'H' of No 95 Sqn, which crashed into the Bunce River, Jui, Sierra Leone during a training flight.  He is buried in Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery.

28-Nov

Bocock, de K P H  ()  - age

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DV975 'H' of No 95 Sqn, which crashed into the Bunce River, Jui, Sierra Leone during a training flight.   .

28-Nov

MORGAN, DAVID LANDEG  (530137) RAF - age Unknown

WO

He had been serving with No 100 Sqn but died in Japanese captivity on board a ship whilst being transported to Japan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

28-Nov

WILTHEW, JOHN  (1054364) RAFVR - age 27

LAC

He had been serving with No 100 Sqn but  died in Japanese captivity on board a ship, probably whilst being transported to Japan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

28-Nov

MILLS, HENRY ARTHUR HERBERT  (755295) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He had been serving with No 100 Sqn but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp somewhere in Japan.  He is commemorated on the Yokohama Cremation Memorial.

28-Nov

WHELPTON, CLIFFORD JAMES  (759310) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 100 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Yokohama Cremation Memorial.

28-Nov

EGAN, JOSEPH WILLIAM  (1070497) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ369 of No 105 Sqn, which crashed at Molesworth whilst making a single engine approach during a training flight.  He is buried in Moston (St Joseph's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

28-Nov

ROBERTS, JOSEPH  (539749) RAF - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 138 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Cwmbran Cemetery.

28-Nov

SMITH, DENNIS GOODWILL  (751691) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK194 JN-B of No 150 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Nov

CEENEY, GEORGE EDMUND HENRY  (1332432) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK194 JN-B of No 150 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Nov

RILEY, DENNIS ROBERT  (1350151) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK194 JN-B of No 150 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Nov

MAGNESS, KENNETH  (1430712) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK194 JN-B of No 150 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Nov

WOOD, JOSEPH  (1437624) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK194 JN-B of No 150 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Nov

CRUIT, RICHARD NOEL  (R/97858) RCAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in a Spitfire VB of No 152 Sqn, which was shot down N of Tabourba near Tunis.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery.

28-Nov

TENNANT, WILLIAM MURRAY  (1551641) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

He had been serving with No 242 Sqn and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in the Fukuoka area of Japan.  He is commemorated on the Yokohama Cremation Memorial.

28-Nov

EDWARDS, GEORGE SYDNEY  (R/71736) RCAF - age 20

WO II

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire VC, AB520 of No 249 Sqn, which was lost when he flew a reciprocal course whilst homing to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

28-Nov

OSBORNE, GERARD GLASSON  (80447) RAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Typhoon I, R7687 of No 266 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Rufus Stone in Hampshire.  He is buried in Warmwell (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

28-Nov

SPENCE, WINCELL HENRY DUGMORE  (J/85302) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD411 of No 412 Sqn, which was shot down whilst attacking a train on a Rhubarb near Ariel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Nov

IFIELD, MILTON ROBERT  (15775) RAAF - age 24

Cpl

He was serving with No 451 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery.

28-Nov

NORRIS, FRANCIS WILLIAM  (412724) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM232 'Y' of No 485 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s whilst attacking a He 115 on a Rhubarb in the Oosterschelde area.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

28-Nov

GREGSON, GEORGE WARMAN  (1505361) RAFVR - age 30

AC1

He was serving at No 11 (P) AFU when he was struck by the propeller of Oxford II, ED146 that had just landed as he was crossing the runway at Wheaton Aston.  He is buried in Tewkesbury (St Mary) Abbey Church and Churchyard.

28-Nov

JAMIESON, JOHN BOURNE  (R/125364) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9941 of No 28 OTU, which crashed after clipping a tree near Loughborough during a night exercise.  He is buried in Burton-on-the-Wolds Church Cemetery.

28-Nov

SHAW, JOSEPH LESLIE  (1138056) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9838 of No 31 ANS, which  crashed on the shores of Lake Huron during a night training flight.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

28-Nov

ADDIS, WILLIAM HENRY  (1146619) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9838 of No 31 ANS, which  crashed on the shores of Lake Huron during a night training flight.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

28-Nov

JAMES, CECIL PENROSE  (1535161) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9838 of No 31 ANS, which  crashed on the shores of Lake Huron during a night training flight.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

28-Nov

SIMS, JOHN JOSEPH  (1300060) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was serving with No 4089 Flt, RAF Regiment and was possibly killed during a raid by seven Ju 88s on Bone airfield after dark.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

28-Nov

CASEY, LEONARD JAMES  (414957) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Havoc I, BJ501  of No 51 OTU, which stalled and crashed during an overshoot on his first solo on type.  He is buried in Kempston Cemetery.

28-Nov

FISHER, WILLIAM  (1365456) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He had been serving with No 81 RSU but died in Japanese captivity, probably on board a ship whilst being transported to Japan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

28-Nov

KNOWLES, JAMES ROBERT  (988694) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ635 of No 9 (O) AFU, which flew into a mountain at Bettws Garmon on return to base whilst off track during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Inghamite Church, Wheatley Carr.

28-Nov

MORGAN, CLEMENT ROBERT  (42303) RNZAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ635 of No 9 (O) AFU, which flew into a mountain at Bettws Garmon on return to base whilst off track during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Llanbeblig Public Cemetery, Caernarfon.

28-Nov

JOHNSON, DAVID EARL  (R79158) RCAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ635 of No 9 (O) AFU, which flew into a mountain at Bettws Garmon on return to base whilst off track during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Llanbeblig Public Cemetery, Caernarfon.

28-Nov

ROSS, GEORGE  (1513336) RAFVR - age 30

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ635 of No 9 (O) AFU, which flew into a mountain at Bettws Garmon on return to base whilst off track during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Matfen (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

28-Nov

FABB, LEONARD NORMAN  (1209848) RAF - age 30

AC2

He had been serving with ABDAIR but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp somewhere in Japan.  He is commemorated on the Yokohama Cremation Memorial.

28-Nov

EDDY, OBED  (977983) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with AHQ FE at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

28-Nov

CAREY, ALBERT MOORE  (J/10622) RCAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, FK593? of No RAFFC Sqn, which lost on a ferry flight between Gander and the UK.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

28-Nov

ROBINSON, IRWIN EDWARD STILLWELL  (J/10872) RCAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, FK593? of No RAFFC Sqn, which lost on a ferry flight between Gander and the UK.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

28-Nov

ALLEN, NORMAN ALEXANDER  (J/11491) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, FK593? of No RAFFC Sqn, which lost on a ferry flight between Gander and the UK.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

28-Nov

CUTHBERTSON, DENIS MELVILLE  (1106471) RAFVR - age 26

AC1

He had been serving at RAF Seletar but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp somewhere in Japan.  He is commemorated on the Yokohama Cremation Memorial.

28-Nov

HARTLEY, RONALD  (1090776) RAF - age 35

AC2

A member of the City of Canterbury Draft, he was captured before being allocated to an operational unit and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp somewhere in Japan.  He is commemorated on the Yokohama Cremation Memorial.

28-Nov

STODDART, JOHN BELL  (1326554) 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 Inverness.  He is buried in Melrose (Wairds) Cemetery.

28-Nov

DRAYTON, STANLEY LAWRENCE  (1331697) RAFVR - age 20

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 Stafford.  He is buried in Newmarket Cemetery.

28-Nov

WATERHOUSE, RONALD DOCKRAY KCB, CMG, CVO, FRGS, OSJ (76223) RAFVR - age 63

Wg Cdr

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 Newton Abbott.  He was cremated at  Plymouth City Crematorium.

28-Nov

SINNOCK, HAROLD  (1078234) RAFVR - age 22

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Chippenham.  He is buried in Stretford Cemetery.

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