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Casualties - 29 - 31 December 1942


29-Dec

SMITH, JOHN JAMES  (1368998) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 2 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

29-Dec

ASHILL, The Rev. DENIS EDWARD GUY  (115690) RAFVR - age 30

Chap (Sqn Ldr)

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7585 LS-U of No 15 Sqn, which crashed near the airfield at Bassingbourn as a result of an engine fire on an air test.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery.

29-Dec

HUNT, JAMES DOUGLAS  (1058040) RAFVR - age 31

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7585 LS-U of No 15 Sqn, which crashed near the airfield at Bassingbourn as a result of an engine fire on an air test.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Warriston) Cemetery.

29-Dec

JACKSON, FRANCIS CHARLES  (570642) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7585 LS-U of No 15 Sqn, which crashed near the airfield at Bassingbourn as a result of an engine fire on an air test.  He is buried in Luton General Cemetery.

29-Dec

COSENS, CHARLES  (934163) RAFVR - age 32

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA784 of No 18 Sqn, which crashed and exploded in a forced landing after being hit by friendly AA fire on an abandoned patrol along the Tunis-Massicault road.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery.

29-Dec

SAUNDERS, CYRIL ARTHUR  (130443) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT631 KN-E of No 77 Sqn, which burst into flames and crashed on the approach to Elvington at the end of cross country training flight.  He is buried in Barmby-on-the-Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard.

29-Dec

GODFREY, DOUGLAS CHARLES  (1168510) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT631 KN-E of No 77 Sqn, which burst into flames and crashed on the approach to Elvington at the end of cross country training flight.  He is buried in Birmingham (Witton) Cemetery.

29-Dec

BOYLE, ALEXANDER DAVID  (996348) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT631 KN-E of No 77 Sqn, which burst into flames and crashed on the approach to Elvington at the end of cross country training flight.  He is buried in Camelon Cemetery.

29-Dec

MACLENNAN, JOHN  (127119) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT631 KN-E of No 77 Sqn, which burst into flames and crashed on the approach to Elvington at the end of cross country training flight.  He is buried in Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery.

29-Dec

CASEY, JAMES  (1348582) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT631 KN-E of No 77 Sqn, which burst into flames and crashed on the approach to Elvington at the end of cross country training flight.  He is buried in Mexborough Cemetery.

29-Dec

ORR, JOHN  (655146) RAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT631 KN-E of No 77 Sqn, which burst into flames and crashed on the approach to Elvington at the end of cross country training flight.  He is buried in Paisley (Hawkhead) Cemetery.

29-Dec

GREEN, ALBERT VICTOR  (1485704) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT631 KN-E of No 77 Sqn, which burst into flames and crashed on the approach to Elvington at the end of cross country training flight.  He is buried in Wallsend (Holy Cross) Cemetery.

29-Dec

DOWNER, IRVIN WILLIAM  (404853) RNZAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EN782 of No 91 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 off Beachy Head whilst on a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

29-Dec

BARDWELL, GRAHAM KEITH  (1313608) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, HW552 of No 534 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Tangmere.  He is buried in Basingstoke (Worting Road) Cemetery.

29-Dec

WIDZISZEWSKI Mieczyslaw Antoni (P.1695) PAF - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM310 of No 602 Sqn, which was damaged in an accident on this date.  He is buried in Southport (Duke Street) Cemetery.

29-Dec

MARTIN, ALBERT  (1138226) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was serving with No 612 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Trimdon Grange Cemetery.

29-Dec

SHERRIFF, FRANK HENRI  (1128034) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1174 of No 11 OTU, which dived into Morvill Mountain near Fishguard on emerging from cloud during a navigation/bombing exercise.  He is buried in Heswell (St Peter) Churchyard.

29-Dec

HENDERSON, FRANCIS ROBERT WILLIAM  (1457110) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1174 of No 11 OTU, which dived into Morvill Mountain near Fishguard on emerging from cloud during a navigation/bombing exercise.  He is buried in Tunbridge Wells Cemetery.

29-Dec

SHRUBSOLE, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (1377948) RAFVR - age 32

LAC

He was serving with No 126 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Basra War Cemetery.

29-Dec

ACLAND, SIMON JOHN DYKE  (78340) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Lt

He had been serving with No 153 MU and died in the Tokyo area whilst in Japanese captivity.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery.

29-Dec

POTTER, FRANCIS ROBERT  (1388034) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Harvard II, AJ749 of No 20 SFTS, which crashed near Werza in Southern Rhodesia.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

29-Dec

HAY, OLAF VICTOR GEORGE  (1550998) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Harvard II, AJ749 of No 20 SFTS, which crashed near Werza in Southern Rhodesia.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

29-Dec

READ, WILLIAM MCKENZIE  (85214) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying Harvard, AR143 of No 71 OTU, which collided with Harvard, EX101 of the same unit near Summit.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

29-Dec

MADDEN, FRANCIS JOSEPH  (401982) RAAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying Harvard, EX101 of No 71 OTU, which collided with Harvard, AR143 of the same unit near Summit.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

29-Dec

WOODINGTON, WILLIAM EDMONSTONE (BILLY)  (R/112242) RCAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master I, T8602 of No 9 (P) AFU, which dived into the ground near Inchture in Perth.  He is buried in Murie Cemetery.

29-Dec

GESS, GEORGE GILBERT  (1176093) RAFVR - age 27

AC1

He had been serving with AHQ FE but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in the Hakadate area of Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery.

29-Dec

CARTER, LESLIE HERBERT  (1338253) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT10BH, 41-1832 of the AFS, Moody Field, which crashed near Lake Park on the return leg of a night flying training sortie.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

29-Dec

HOLLICK, STUART TREVOR  (112409) RAFVR - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, EN114 of Rolls Royce, which dived into the ground as a result of oxygen starvation.  He is buried in Burton-on-the-Wolds Church Cemetery.

29-Dec

DEANS, JOHN WILLIAM  (1790065) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was possibly serving at the RAE and was killed when the truck he was travelling in, overturned, possibly as a result of the driver being drunk.  His death was registered in Aldershot.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Trinity) Cemetery.

29-Dec

McLEAN, ALEXANDER  (1474857) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving at the RAE and was killed when the truck he was travelling in, overturned, possibly as a result of the driver being drunk.  His death was registered in Aldershot (37).  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

29-Dec

SAWNEY, RAYMOND RICHMOND FRANK  (1183061) RAFVR - age 22

AC2

He was possibly serving at the RAE and was killed when the truck he was travelling in, overturned, possibly as a result of the driver being drunk.  His death was registered in Aldershot.  He is buried in High Wycombe Cemetery.

29-Dec

THRIPP, CYRIL ALBERT  (544526) RAF - age 23

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 Sheffield.  He is buried in Sheffield (Abbey Lane) Cemetery.

30-Dec

ALMEROTH, ALBERT ARTHUR STURRY  (917329) RAFVR - age 24

AC1

He had been serving with No 100 Sqn but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in the Tokyo area.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery.

30-Dec

BROOKS, GORDON VINCENT  (39876) RNZAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL520 of No 159 Sqn, which flew into a hill in Jordan during a transit flight to India.  He is buried in Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery.

30-Dec

FITCHETT, RONALD HERBERT  (41620) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL520 of No 159 Sqn, which flew into a hill in Jordan during a transit flight to India.  He is buried in Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery.

30-Dec

HENRY, JACK  (403449) RNZAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL520 of No 159 Sqn, which flew into a hill in Jordan during a transit flight to India.  He is buried in Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery.

30-Dec

FEISST, ALLAN CARLYLE  (405244) RNZAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL520 of No 159 Sqn, which flew into a hill in Jordan during a transit flight to India.  He is buried in Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery.

30-Dec

DIXON, ROBERT THOMAS CYRIL  (1053662) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL520 of No 159 Sqn, which flew into a hill in Jordan during a transit flight to India.  He is buried in Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery.

30-Dec

GRIMMITT, REGINALD JAMES  (1311812) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL520 of No 159 Sqn, which flew into a hill in Jordan during a transit flight to India.  He is buried in Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery.

30-Dec

DICKSON, DUNCAN KIRKPATRICK  (1320373) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL520 of No 159 Sqn, which flew into a hill in Jordan during a transit flight to India.  He is buried in Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery.

30-Dec

McFARLANE, ALEXANDER IAN  (J/18750) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL520 of No 159 Sqn, which flew into a hill in Jordan during a transit flight to India.  He is buried in Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery.

30-Dec

STEELE, HARRY HARVEY  (1076171) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 260 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

30-Dec

PATERSON, JOSEPH FISHER  (J/6814) RCAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER209 of No 417 Sqn, which shot down in the Larnaca Foothills near Parcata, Cyprus.  He is buried in Nicosia War Cemetery.

30-Dec

PALMER-LETTINGTON, JOHN WILLIAM GEORGE DFM (149097) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9681 of No 11 OTU, which crashed whilst trying to make for Wing airfield following an engine failure during a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery.

30-Dec

HUTTON, JOHN SCOTT  (121720) RAFVR - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9681 of No 11 OTU, which crashed whilst trying to make for Wing airfield following an engine failure during a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Westcott (St Mary) Churchyard.

30-Dec

BRIDGER, LESLIE WALTER  (1272507) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, FP184 of No 131 OTU, which flew into high ground near Ballantree in bad weather.  He is buried in Apuldram (St Mary) Churchyard.

30-Dec

TULLOCH, KENNETH NORMAN  (1234771) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, FP184 of No 131 OTU, which flew into high ground near Ballantree in bad weather.  He is buried in Hull Crematorium.

30-Dec

THRUPP, BERTIE JAMES  (1099415) RAFVR - age 25

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, FP184 of No 131 OTU, which flew into high ground near Ballantree in bad weather.  He is buried in Leicester (Gilroes) Cemetery.

30-Dec

PREST, CYRIL GEORGE  (125629) RAFVR - age 33

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, FP184 of No 131 OTU, which flew into high ground near Ballantree in bad weather.  He is buried in Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery.

30-Dec

HILLING, FREDERICK HERBERT  (1222870) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, FP239 of No 131 OTU, which crashed west of Omagh after getting lost in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Coltishall (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

30-Dec

LOWTHER, GEORGE WILSON  (6240) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, FP239 of No 131 OTU, which crashed west of Omagh after getting lost in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Irvinestown Church of Ireland Churchyard.

30-Dec

NEWMAN, MATTHEW JAMES HALL  (49003) RAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, FP239 of No 131 OTU, which crashed west of Omagh after getting lost in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Irvinestown Church of Ireland Churchyard.

30-Dec

ORR, JOHN SAMUEL  (978191) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, FP239 of No 131 OTU, which crashed west of Omagh after getting lost in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Irvinestown Church of Ireland Churchyard.

30-Dec

ADAMS, ROBERT MERCER  (J/11950) RCAF - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, FP239 of No 131 OTU, which crashed west of Omagh after getting lost in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Irvinestown Church of Ireland Churchyard.

30-Dec

GREENHALGH, LESLIE  (1137149) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, FP239 of No 131 OTU, which crashed west of Omagh after getting lost in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Leigh Cemetery.

30-Dec

PERKINS, ARTHUR HORTON  (1132720) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, FP239 of No 131 OTU, which crashed west of Omagh after getting lost in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Liverpool (West Derby) Cemetery.

30-Dec

NICHOL, WILLIAM  (1026077) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, FP239 of No 131 OTU, which crashed west of Omagh after getting lost in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Longbenton (Benton) Cemetery.

30-Dec

RIDGE, CHARLES BERNARD  (1198310) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, FP239 of No 131 OTU, which crashed west of Omagh after getting lost in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Solihull Cemetery.

30-Dec

SLADE, JOHN EDWARD  (1233795) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, FP239 of No 131 OTU, which crashed west of Omagh after getting lost in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery.

30-Dec

YATES, DANIEL WARD  (1058083) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, FP239 of No 131 OTU, which crashed west of Omagh after getting lost in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in York Cemetery, Yorkshire.

30-Dec

CHATTERLEY, CECIL WILLIAM  (973977) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH407 of No 1402 Flt, which failed to return from a meteorological flight over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-Dec

ENGLISH, SIDNEY EDWARD  (1262446) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH407 of No 1402 Flt, which failed to return from a meteorological flight over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-Dec

NEWBEGIN, PHILIP WADHAM  (1377442) RAFVR - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH407 of No 1402 Flt, which failed to return from a meteorological flight over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-Dec

MILLAR, SAMUEL RAY  (R/77780) RCAF - age 20

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH407 of No 1402 Flt, which failed to return from a meteorological flight over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-Dec

McCRIRICK, ROBERT ERIC  (1035584) RAFVR - age 29

Cpl

He was serving with the Obs Corps at the time of his death, the circumstances of which, have not yet been ascertained .  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

30-Dec

WOODALL, RIETA  (2039554) WAAF - age 19

ACW2

She was possibly serving at RAF Uxbridge and died from a gun shot wound when a gun was accidentally discharged in a room at a RAF station in Middlesex.  She is buried in Hillingdon and Uxbridge Cemetery.

31-Dec

ORDISH, CHARLES BRIAN  (67039) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7585 LS-U of No 15 Sqn, which died in the RAF Hospital, Ely from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed near the airfield at Bassingbourn as a result of an engine fire on an air test on 29 Dec 1942.  He is buried in Harpenden (Westfield) Cemetery.

31-Dec

PRESTON, RONALD ALAN  (921829) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was serving with No 34 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery.

31-Dec

PRITCHARD, THOMAS JOSIAH  (655945) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

A member of No 40 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD955 of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Sfax.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

31-Dec

BELL, JOHN  (657296) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

A member of No 40 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD955 of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Sfax.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

31-Dec

IREMONGER, DENIS LASCELLES  (968169) RAFVR - age Unknown

WO

A member of No 40 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD955 of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Sfax.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

31-Dec

WRIGHT, EDWIN HAROLD  (1351311) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

A member of No 40 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD955 of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Sfax.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

31-Dec

CAMPBELL, ANDREW  (1365055) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

A member of No 40 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD955 of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Sfax.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

31-Dec

COYLES, ALEXANDER  (547994) RAF - age Unknown

Cpl

He was serving with No 55 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

31-Dec

McMILLAN, JAMES  (109159) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4799 OL-S of No 83 Sqn, which crashed in Holland whilst supporting 'Oboe' equipped Mosquitoes on a raid to Dusseldorf.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

31-Dec

SMITH, DAVID  (1008971) RAFVR - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4799 OL-S of No 83 Sqn, which crashed in Holland whilst supporting 'Oboe' equipped Mosquitoes on a raid to Dusseldorf.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

31-Dec

TAYLOR, KENNETH CHADWICK  (1034269) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4799 OL-S of No 83 Sqn, which crashed in Holland whilst supporting 'Oboe' equipped Mosquitoes on a raid to Dusseldorf.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

31-Dec

BRETTLE, LESLIE ROBERT  (1382448) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4799 OL-S of No 83 Sqn, which crashed in Holland whilst supporting 'Oboe' equipped Mosquitoes on a raid to Dusseldorf.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

31-Dec

JACKSON, LEONARD THOMAS  (J/15950) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4799 OL-S of No 83 Sqn, which crashed in Holland whilst supporting 'Oboe' equipped Mosquitoes on a raid to Dusseldorf.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

31-Dec

CROSSTHWAITE, DANIEL  (R/127686) RCAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4799 OL-S of No 83 Sqn, which crashed in Holland whilst supporting 'Oboe' equipped Mosquitoes on a raid to Dusseldorf.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

31-Dec

HARGROVE, BASIL ELDON  (R/73175) RCAF - age 20

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4799 OL-S of No 83 Sqn, which crashed in Holland whilst supporting 'Oboe' equipped Mosquitoes on a raid to Dusseldorf.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

31-Dec

PRITCHARD, THOMAS JOSIAH  (655945)  - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD955 of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Sfax.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

31-Dec

BELL, JOHN  (657296)  - age

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD955 of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Sfax.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

31-Dec

IREMONGER, DENIS LASCELLES  (968169)  - age

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD955 of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Sfax.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

31-Dec

WRIGHT, EDWIN HAROLD  (1351311)  - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD955 of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Sfax.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

31-Dec

CAMPBELL, ANDREW  (1365055)  - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD955 of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Sfax.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

31-Dec

SCHRUMP, SPENCER QUENTIN  (R/93117) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD955 of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Sfax.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

31-Dec

PICKERING, JAMES KENNETH ALEXANDER  (112764) RAFVR - age 20

Fg Off

He was serving with No 167 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-Dec

FRANKLIN, PETER FRANCIS  (132888) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was serving with No 167 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-Dec

EVANS, RICHARD FRANK  (1116145) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was serving with No 179 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Gibraltar Memorial.

31-Dec

DAVIS, DAVID WEISS  (1286243) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was serving with No 179 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Gibraltar Memorial.

31-Dec

CALLADINE, FRANCIS WILLIAM  (927937) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was serving with No 179 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in St George's British Cemetery, Malaga.

31-Dec

GIL, J ()  - age

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS455 of No 306 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s on Rodeo 140.   .

31-Dec

KOSMOWSKI Leon (P.1907) PAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, EN125 of No 306 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s on Rodeo 140.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

31-Dec

MOSLEY, WILLIAM BERTRAM  (J/15368) RCAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, X8192 of No 409 Sqn, which collided with EL184 of the same unit at night near Gainsborough.  He is buried in Scopwick Church Burial Ground.

31-Dec

BROOKS, HARRY  (J/15588) RCAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, X8192 of No 409 Sqn, which collided with EL184 of the same unit at night near Gainsborough.  He is buried in Scopwick Church Burial Ground.

31-Dec

BARBER, BERNARD HIGSON  (R/101359) RCAF - age 22

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL184 of No 409 Sqn, which collided with X8192 of the same unit at night near Gainsborough.  He is buried in Scopwick Church Burial Ground.

31-Dec

HARE, HENRY  (R/78451) RCAF - age 21

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL184 of No 409 Sqn, which collided with each other at night near Gainsborough.  He is buried in Scopwick Church Burial Ground.

31-Dec

WARRENDER, JAMES  (754702) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Boston III, AL425 of No 605 Sqn, which flew into the ground at night near Ford.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

31-Dec

VEITCH, ROBERT  (1117214) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Boston III, AL425 of No 605 Sqn, which flew into the ground at night near Ford.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Warriston) Cemetery.

31-Dec

STIRRAT, JAMES CRAWFORD  (1284773) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Boston III, AL425 of No 605 Sqn, which flew into the ground at night near Ford.  He is buried in Larkhall Cemetery, Dalserf.

31-Dec

CLARK, DENNIS FREDERICK STEPHEN  (131772) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1665 of No 16 OTU, which crashed into a wood shortly after taking off from Upper Heyford on an evening bombing detail.  He is buried in Barkingside Cemetery, Ilford.

31-Dec

SIMPSON, JOHN RICHARD  (1383634) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1665 of No 16 OTU, which crashed into a wood shortly after taking off from Upper Heyford on an evening bombing detail.  He is buried in Leytonstone (St Patrick's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

31-Dec

COWIN, ROBERT  (132147) RAFVR - age 32

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1665 of No 16 OTU, which crashed into a wood shortly after taking off from Upper Heyford on an evening bombing detail.  He is buried in Mansergh (St Peter) Churchyard.

31-Dec

FOULKES, JOHN ALFRED  (124804) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1665 of No 16 OTU, which crashed into a wood shortly after taking off from Upper Heyford on an evening bombing detail.  He is buried in Middleton Stoney (All Saints) Churchyard.

31-Dec

SUTHERLAND, VERNON ELTON  (402223) RNZAF - age 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1665 of No 16 OTU, which crashed into a wood shortly after taking off from Upper Heyford on an evening bombing detail.  He is buried in Middleton Stoney (All Saints) Churchyard.

31-Dec

BROOKS, KENNETH ALFRED  (1801977) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1665 of No 16 OTU, which crashed into a wood shortly after taking off from Upper Heyford on an evening bombing detail.  He is buried in Wateringbury Cemetery.

31-Dec

BROWNING, CYRIL MAC  (514188) RAF - age 29

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1371 of No 19 OTU, which dived into Findhorn Bay shortly after taking off from Kinloss on a night bombing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-Dec

TEASDALE, MALCOLM JAMES FRANCIS  (1385208) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1371 of No 19 OTU, which dived into Findhorn Bay shortly after taking off from Kinloss on a night bombing exercise.  He is buried in Wick Cemetery.

31-Dec

PEACOCK, WILLIAM SPENSELEY  (1087499) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1371 of No 19 OTU, which dived into Findhorn Bay shortly after taking off from Kinloss on a night bombing exercise.  He is buried in Winlaton (St Paul) Churchyard Extension.

31-Dec

TAYLOR , ROY MELDRUM  (403825) RAAF - age 20

Sergeant

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, BR423 of No 4 PRU, which flew into a mountain near Medjana during a PR sortie in the Gaba area.   He is buried in La Reunion War Cemetery.

31-Dec

PALING, ALFRED RONALD  (546125) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He had been serving with No 5132 Mobile Signals Unit and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in Hong Kong.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery.

31-Dec

BURKE, LLOYD GEORGE  (J/9351) RCAF - age 20

Fg Off

He was serving with No 70 OTU and he was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Nairobi.  He is buried in Nairobi War Cemetery.

31-Dec

BROWN, WILFRED  (549094) RAF - age Unknown

Cpl

He was serving in Australia at the time of his death, but the circumstances of his death have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne.

31-Dec

JONES, PHILIP  (125692) RAFVR - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in P-40G, 41-14277 from Craig Field, which crashed 14 miles from Craig, Selma Alabama following a structural failure during a tail chase with a fellow pupil in another aircraft.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

31-Dec

DICKINSON, MICHAEL TOM  (127355) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in BT-13A, 41-11429 from Maxwell Field, which crashed 5 miles north-east of Greenville after circling the airfield awaiting landing permission for several minutes.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe..

31-Dec

WOOD, JOHN EDWARD  (1219715) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He had been serving at Takoradi at the time of his death, but circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained .  He is buried in Fajara War Cemetery.

31-Dec

CLANCY, THOMAS WILLIAM  (1525439) RAFVR - age 35

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in York.  He is buried in Farnham (Badshot Lea) Cemetery.

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