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Casualties - 10 - 12 December 1942


10-Dec

NEVILLE, KEVIN FENTON  (798629) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4764 WS-K of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Marolles sur Seine Communal Cemetery.

10-Dec

JONES, LESLIE FREDERICK WALTER  (934740) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4764 WS-K of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Marolles sur Seine Communal Cemetery.

10-Dec

WARBURTON, HENRY JOHN  (1215483) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4764 WS-K of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Marolles sur Seine Communal Cemetery.

10-Dec

ROBINSON, ALLAN WILLIAM ALBERT  (1333376) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4764 WS-K of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Marolles sur Seine Communal Cemetery.

10-Dec

NEWTON, ERIC CHARLES PERCY  (1376133) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4764 WS-K of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Marolles sur Seine Communal Cemetery.

10-Dec

RIMSCHA, WALTER MAURICE  (1394994) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4764 WS-K of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Marolles sur Seine Communal Cemetery.

10-Dec

JORDAN, LAWRENCE HENRY  (R/85622) RCAF - age 24

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4764 WS-K of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Marolles sur Seine Communal Cemetery.

10-Dec

WOODHEAD, OSWALD WHEATCROFT  (1165031) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE759 YH-H of No 21 Sqn, which crashed near Methwold on a ferry flight.  He is buried in Edwinstowe (St Mary) Churchyard.

10-Dec

DICKSON, ROBERT WALKER  (401030) RAAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE759 YH-H of No 21 Sqn, which crashed near Methwold on a ferry flight.  He is buried in Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

10-Dec

JONES, JOHN RICHARD DAVIES  (656040) RAF - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE759 YH-H of No 21 Sqn, which crashed near Methwold on a ferry flight.  He is buried in Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

10-Dec

TURCOTTE, GARNET HARTFORD  (R/85200) RCAF - age 27

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE759 YH-H of No 21 Sqn, which crashed near Methwold on a ferry flight.  He is buried in Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

10-Dec

HATTON, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1535749) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE759 YH-H of No 21 Sqn, which crashed near Methwold on a ferry flight.  He is buried in Glazebury (All Saints) Churchyard.

10-Dec

RUTHERFORD, THOMAS  (1345498) RAFVR - age 37

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE759 YH-H of No 21 Sqn, which crashed near Methwold on a ferry flight.  He is buried in Orwell Cemetery.

10-Dec

PERINCHIEF, WALTON HEWSON  (108566) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, 'T' of No 46 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10-Dec

NAYLOR, CYRIL  (1238469) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, 'T' of No 46 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10-Dec

McLAUGHLIN, ANDREW JOSEPH  (J/16387) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4250 DX-K of No 57 Sqn, which crashed near Woodall Spa on its return from a raid on Turin.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery.

10-Dec

DION, RAYMOND BERNARD  (R/119135) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4250 DX-K of No 57 Sqn, which crashed near Woodall Spa on its return from a raid on Turin.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery.

10-Dec

RAMEY, GORDON HOWARD  (R/84321) RCAF - age 27

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4250 DX-K of No 57 Sqn, which crashed near Woodall Spa on its return from a raid on Turin.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery.

10-Dec

PHAROAH, KENNETH WILLIAM  (625456) RAF - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4250 DX-K of No 57 Sqn, which crashed near Woodall Spa on its return from a raid on Turin.  He is buried in Marley Hill (St Cuthbert) Churchyard.

10-Dec

THWAITES, JOHN  (1692614) RAFVR - age 39

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5864 QR-X of No 61 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft was destroyed on the ground at Syerston when I t caught fire and its 4,000 lb bomb exploded on 8 Dec 1942.  He is buried in Walshaw (Christ Church) Churchyard.

10-Dec

DAY, PATRICK GEORGE FREDERICK  (1309263) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

A member of No 89 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying a Beaufighter VIF of No 227 Sqn, which failed to return from sortie.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

10-Dec

FEATHERSTONE, FRANCIS WILLIAM  (1376514) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

A member of No 89 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying a Beaufighter VIF of No 227 Sqn, which failed to return from sortie.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

10-Dec

LAWTON, THOMAS HULME  (1305442) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vengence II, AP120 of No 110 Sqn, which crashed off Churma Island, Karachi.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

10-Dec

CARMICHAEL, BILLIE  (R/74335) RCAF - age 21

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Vengence II, AP120 of No 110 Sqn, which crashed off Churma Island, Karachi.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

10-Dec

DENBY, GORDON ALFRED DFC (80812) RAFVR - age 27

Sqn Ldr

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X7963 of No 125 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea following an engine failure on a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10-Dec

BURROWS, EDWARD STANLEY  (128052) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X7963 of No 125 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea following an engine failure on a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10-Dec

MONK, JOHN WYATT  (101097) RAFVR - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BG863 of No 135 Sqn, which was shot down by a Ki-43 during an interception of a raid on Chittagong.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

10-Dec

GOLDNEY, JOHN  (567030) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BG991 of No 135 Sqn, which was shot down by a Ki-43 during an interception of a raid on Chittagong.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

10-Dec

ORGAN, GEORGE GEOFFREY  (41524) RNZAF - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1002 of No 138 Sqn, which was lost between Egypt to Malta on a return flight to the UK.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10-Dec

KRCHA, VIKTOR  (87622) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1002 of No 138 Sqn, which was lost between Egypt to Malta on a return flight to the UK.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10-Dec

ANDERLE, LEO DFC (101525) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1002 of No 138 Sqn, which was lost between Egypt to Malta on a return flight to the UK.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10-Dec

VANICEK, FRANTISEK  (136560) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1002 of No 138 Sqn, which was lost between Egypt to Malta on a return flight to the UK.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10-Dec

CHAMBERS, WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLES  (138311) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1002 of No 138 Sqn, which was lost between Egypt to Malta on a return flight to the UK.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10-Dec

ROZPRYM, MIROSLAV  (138677) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1002 of No 138 Sqn, which was lost between Egypt to Malta on a return flight to the UK.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10-Dec

TESAR, JOSEF  (138678) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1002 of No 138 Sqn, which was lost between Egypt to Malta on a return flight to the UK.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10-Dec

TOVEY, JOHN ALEXANDER  (411474) RNZAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1002 of No 138 Sqn, which was lost between Egypt to Malta on a return flight to the UK.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10-Dec

PANEK, VACLAV  (787173) RAFVR - age Unknown

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1002 of No 138 Sqn, which was lost between Egypt to Malta on a return flight to the UK.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10-Dec

HAJEK, BOHUML  (787484) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1002 of No 138 Sqn, which was lost between Egypt to Malta on a return flight to the UK.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10-Dec

DAVIES, EMLYN BARCLAY  (1013751) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1002 of No 138 Sqn, which was lost between Egypt to Malta on a return flight to the UK.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10-Dec

BENTLEY, CALMAN  (1069523) RAFVR - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1002 of No 138 Sqn, which was lost between Egypt to Malta on a return flight to the UK.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10-Dec

CHANDLER, ROY EDWARD  (1199671) RAFVR - age 22

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1002 of No 138 Sqn, which was lost between Egypt to Malta on a return flight to the UK.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10-Dec

HUTCHINSON, HAROLD HENRY  (1499347) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1002 of No 138 Sqn, which was lost between Egypt to Malta on a return flight to the UK.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10-Dec

MILLIGAN, JOHN ROSEBERY  (R/76713) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1002 of No 138 Sqn, which was lost between Egypt to Malta on a return flight to the UK.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10-Dec

BRUCE, JOHN ALEXANDER  (120415) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL340 'F' of No 272 Sqn, which went missing off Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

10-Dec

SMITH, HUNTER GEORGE WILBERFORCE  (402678) RAAF - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, W9244 of No 288 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Ashby, Scunthorpe.  He is buried in Scopwick Church Burial Ground.

10-Dec

COLBOURNE, PAUL DOUGLAS  (R/112943) RCAF - age 24

LAC

He was serving with No 414 Sqn and was killed by gunfire when the guns of one of the unit's Mustangs was accidentally fired on the ground.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

10-Dec

DE COSIER, MATTHEW HENRY IVOR  (405575) RAAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL899 'W' of No 453 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Westkapelle on a Roadstead.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10-Dec

YARRA, JOHN WILLIAM  (402823) RAAF - age 21

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EN824 'U' of No 453 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Westkapelle on a Roadstead.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10-Dec

RAISES, BRIAN  (136319) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER461 of No 601 Sqn, which was probably shot down near Marble Arch by enemy fighters.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10-Dec

MAYNARD, CECIL EDWARD  (1308065) RAFVR - age 34

Cpl

He was serving with No 2819 Sqn, RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Reading Cemetery.

10-Dec

BEATTIE, THOMAS  (1386746) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD699 of No 10 OTU, which crashed near Oxford during a night cross country flight.  He is buried in Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery.

10-Dec

DUNLOP, ANDREW PETER CATHCART  (119721) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD699 of No 10 OTU, which crashed near Oxford during a night cross country flight.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

10-Dec

JONES, EDWARD HUGH  (127860) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD699 of No 10 OTU, which crashed near Oxford during a night cross country flight.  He is buried in Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery.

10-Dec

SMITH, ERIC WILLIAM  (841279) AuxAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD699 of No 10 OTU, which crashed near Oxford during a night cross country flight.  He is buried in South Shields (Harton) Cemetery.

10-Dec

ATTRIDGE, THOMAS PHILIP  (1388679) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD699 of No 10 OTU, which crashed near Oxford during a night cross country flight.  He is buried in St Pancras Cemetery.

10-Dec

KIRKPATRICK, ERNEST SAMUEL  (413091) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV777 of No 11 OTU, which crashed near Byfield in Northamptonshire in poor weather conditions during a night bombing practice.  He is buried in Banbury Cemetery.

10-Dec

SWIFT, JAMES THOMAS  (1387616) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV916 of No 11 OTU, which crashed about six miles from Westcott whilst trying to find the airfield in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Castleford (Whitwood) Cemetery.

10-Dec

ARBUTT, LESLIE ARTHUR  (1384432) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV916 of No 11 OTU, which crashed about six miles from Westcott whilst trying to find the airfield in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Chingford Mount Cemetery.

10-Dec

WESTON, ROBERT  (1293607) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV916 of No 11 OTU, which crashed about six miles from Westcott whilst trying to find the airfield in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Rolvenden (St Mary) Churchyard.

10-Dec

DARCH, FRANK EDWIN  (1384420) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV916 of No 11 OTU, which crashed about six miles from Westcott whilst trying to find the airfield in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Putney Vale) Cemetery and Crematorium.

10-Dec

KENT, THOMAS DONALD  (1384051) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV916 of No 11 OTU, which crashed about six miles from Westcott whilst trying to find the airfield in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Westcott (St Mary) Churchyard.

10-Dec

TOWERS, JOSEPH  (1126835) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7867 JM-J of No 20 OTU, which crashed into Ben Alder whilst descending through cloud on a practice bombing flight.  He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery.

10-Dec

HECK, JAMES WILLIAM  (409114) RAAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7867 JM-J of No 20 OTU, which crashed into Ben Alder whilst descending through cloud on a practice bombing flight.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

10-Dec

RILEY, WILLIAM ERNEST  (658299) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7867 JM-J of No 20 OTU, which crashed into Ben Alder whilst descending through cloud on a practice bombing flight.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

10-Dec

HEMMINGS, JAMES  (1032155) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7867 JM-J of No 20 OTU, which crashed into Ben Alder whilst descending through cloud on a practice bombing flight.  He is buried in Preston (New Hall Lane) Cemetery.

10-Dec

HUTT, MAURICE  (1332295) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7867 JM-J of No 20 OTU, which crashed into Ben Alder whilst descending through cloud on a practice bombing flight.  He is buried in Soham Cemetery.

10-Dec

HALLIDAY, WILLIAM ERICK  (1126208) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF736 DD-L of No 22 OTU, which crashed inverted near Wellesbourne Mountford on return from a night cross country.  He is buried in Belfast (Dundonald) Cemetery.

10-Dec

BAKER, FREDERICK JOHN  (1270911) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF736 DD-L of No 22 OTU, which crashed inverted near Wellesbourne Mountford on return from a night cross country.  He is buried in Ramsgate and St Lawrence Cemetery.

10-Dec

SUTTILL, WILLIAM  (R/102438) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF736 DD-L of No 22 OTU, which crashed inverted near Wellesbourne Mountford on return from a night cross country.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

10-Dec

SMARDON, DONALD MARTIN  (R/77069) RCAF - age 21

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF736 DD-L of No 22 OTU, which crashed inverted near Wellesbourne Mountford on return from a night cross country.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

10-Dec

NASH, ALBERT EDWARD  (R/90775) RCAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF736 DD-L of No 22 OTU, which crashed inverted near Wellesbourne Mountford on return from a night cross country.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

10-Dec

FORD, ERNEST GEORGE  (81636) RAFVR - age 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard II, AJ759 of No 37 SFTS, which spun into the ground on take-off from the landing ground at Airdrie.  He is buried in Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery.

10-Dec

HALL, HARRY NIXON  (1512542) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard II, AJ759 of No 37 SFTS, which spun into the ground on take-off from the landing ground at Airdrie.  He is buried in Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery.

10-Dec

BALLANTYNE, ORVILLE RUSSEL  (R/82893) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston, ? of RAFFC, which lost on a ferry flight from Dorval.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery.

10-Dec

ELSTON, FREDERICK RAYMOND  (1147720) RAFVR - age 21

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 Camberwell.  He is buried in Camberwell New Cemetery.

10-Dec

COCKBURN, JOSEPH  (1073098) RAFVR - age 34

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Wigton.  He is buried in Hesket-in-the-Forest (St Mary) Churchyard.

11-Dec

WARREN, PHILLIP ALEXANDER  (566874) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DG222 ZA-Q of No 10 Sqn, which crashed near Vanvey in France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in VIilliers-le-Duc (St Phal) Churchyard.

11-Dec

KILPATRICK, GEORGE  (591195) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DG222 ZA-Q of No 10 Sqn, which crashed near Vanvey in France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in VIilliers-le-Duc (St Phal) Churchyard.

11-Dec

BUDGEN, CYRIL FREDERICK  (1322367) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DG222 ZA-Q of No 10 Sqn, which crashed near Vanvey in France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in VIilliers-le-Duc (St Phal) Churchyard.

11-Dec

CROOKS, RAYMOND WILLIAM JOHN  (1351986) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DG222 ZA-Q of No 10 Sqn, which crashed near Vanvey in France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in VIilliers-le-Duc (St Phal) Churchyard.

11-Dec

McROBERTS, CLARE ARTHUR  (J9915) RCAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DG222 ZA-Q of No 10 Sqn, which crashed near Vanvey in France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in VIilliers-le-Duc (St Phal) Churchyard.

11-Dec

JUNEAU, ALFRED ROGER  (R/7671) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DG222 ZA-Q of No 10 Sqn, which crashed near Vanvey in France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in VIilliers-le-Duc (St Phal) Churchyard.

11-Dec

DUNLOP, JOHN LEONARD  (R182518) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DG222 ZA-Q of No 10 Sqn, which crashed near Vanvey in France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in VIilliers-le-Duc (St Phal) Churchyard.

11-Dec

PETTIGREW, JOSEPH ROLLAND VICTORIN  (R/55930) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 108 Sqn and died from injuries sustained in a road accident.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

11-Dec

CUDDON, BRIAN ANTHONY FREDERICK  (115619) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk III, FR217 'C' of No 112 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters whilst acting as top cover to two Hurricanes on a tactical reconnaissance sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

11-Dec

COLLYER, DENIS RALPH  (80427) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT579 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which crashed at Villeneuve-en-Montagne in France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Villeneuve-en-Montagne Communal Cemetery.

11-Dec

SPARKE, CHARLES LIONEL  (108539) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT579 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which crashed at Villeneuve-en-Montagne in France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Villeneuve-en-Montagne Communal Cemetery.

11-Dec

ARIS, JACK BIDDULPH  (118649) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT579 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which crashed at Villeneuve-en-Montagne in France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Villeneuve-en-Montagne Communal Cemetery.

11-Dec

EDLINGTON, RONALD  (569765) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT579 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which crashed at Villeneuve-en-Montagne in France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Villeneuve-en-Montagne Communal Cemetery.

11-Dec

MIDDLETON, HARRY  (1127130) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT579 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which crashed at Villeneuve-en-Montagne in France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Villeneuve-en-Montagne Communal Cemetery.

11-Dec

FURNISS, JOHN WILLIAM  (1575389) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT579 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which crashed at Villeneuve-en-Montagne in France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Villeneuve-en-Montagne Communal Cemetery.

11-Dec

WATSON, RAYDEN FREDERICK  (J/16430) RCAF - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT579 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which crashed at Villeneuve-en-Montagne in France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Villeneuve-en-Montagne Communal Cemetery.

11-Dec

JOHNSON, JACK  (1147170) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was serving with No 175 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11-Dec

BALDRY, ARTHUR EDWARD  (1245328) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, JS343 of No 247 Sqn, which crashed in bad weather at Blockley.  He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery.

11-Dec

HAINS, CHARLES GEORGE DUVAL  (400888) RAAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4986 of No 272 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters whilst intercepting enemy transport aircraft off Lampion.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

11-Dec

LAWTON, DENNYS CHARLES  (1154127) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4986 of No 272 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters whilst intercepting enemy transport aircraft off Lampion.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

11-Dec

BRIGHTON, KENNETH  (1001920) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, T5167 of No 272 Sqn, which flew into a hill near Tiberias.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery.

11-Dec

CONN, JOHN KENNETH  (R/90523) RCAF - age 26

WO II

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, T5167 of No 272 Sqn, which flew into a hill near Tiberias.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery.

11-Dec

CROSSLEY, ARNOLD EROL  (404633) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden TB I, P2078 'P' of No 455 Sqn, which failed to return from a mission to Egero, Norway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11-Dec

EDGOOSE, TOM ALFRED  (404814) RAAF - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden TB I, P2078 'P' of No 455 Sqn, which failed to return from a mission to Egero, Norway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11-Dec

HAUSER, PETER LEONARD  (1313675) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was serving with No 602 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11-Dec

FRANKLIN, FRED  (124719) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6658 'S' of No 10 OTU, which failed to get into the dinghy after the aircraft had ditched following and engine fire during an anti-submarine patrol.  He is buried in Crompton Cemetery.

11-Dec

FRYER, DOUGLAS HENRY  (1182272) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK243 of No 12 OTU, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed whilst flying at low circuit at Turweston.  He is buried in High Wycombe Cemetery.

11-Dec

KRAUS Jan (P.793822) PAF - age 23

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, W8503 of No 16 (P) SFTS, which crashed near Tollerton Aerodrome, whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

11-Dec

BENEDYK Jozef (P.792129) PAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, W8503 of No 16 (P) SFTS, which crashed near Tollerton Aerodrome, whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

11-Dec

BATEMAN, ARTHUR  (546137) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK211 of No 25 OTU, which ditched in the English Channel, well off course during a Bullseye sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11-Dec

CLARKE, ERIC  (1025294) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK211 of No 25 OTU, which ditched in the English Channel, well off course during a Bullseye sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11-Dec

HOLMES, DONALD  (1045921) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK211 of No 25 OTU, which ditched in the English Channel, well off course during a Bullseye sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11-Dec

BARKER, HERBERT HAWLEY  (1213488) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK211 of No 25 OTU, which ditched in the English Channel, well off course during a Bullseye sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11-Dec

HEYCOCK, DAVID MELVILLE  (1337470) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK211 of No 25 OTU, which ditched in the English Channel, well off course during a Bullseye sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11-Dec

BREEN, THOMAS DAVID MCINTOSH  (1558942) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9622 of No 26 OTU, which stalled and dived into the ground in the circuit at Little Horwood at the end of a night cross country flight.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Allenvale) Cemetery.

11-Dec

BARCLAY, WILLIAM BENZIE  (1553993) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9622 of No 26 OTU, which stalled and dived into the ground in the circuit at Little Horwood at the end of a night cross country flight.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Springbank) Cemetery.

11-Dec

JONES, EDWIN CHARLES  (943461) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9622 of No 26 OTU, which stalled and dived into the ground in the circuit at Little Horwood at the end of a night cross country flight.  He is buried in Aylesbury Cemetery.

11-Dec

APPI, STEPHEN RENATO  (1262744) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9622 of No 26 OTU, which stalled and dived into the ground in the circuit at Little Horwood at the end of a night cross country flight.  He is buried in Heston (St Leonard) Churchyard.

11-Dec

BELL, DONALD  (1002123) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9622 of No 26 OTU, which stalled and dived into the ground in the circuit at Little Horwood at the end of a night cross country flight.  He is buried in Pennington (St Michael) Churchyard Extension.

11-Dec

BRYANT, FRANCIS THOMAS JAMES  (951974) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3961 of No 27 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from Lichfield possibly as the result of a failure to remove the pitot head cover.  He is buried in Fradley (St Stephen's) Churchyard.

11-Dec

CHANDLER, WILLIAM THOMAS  (1186607) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3961 of No 27 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from Lichfield possibly as the result of a failure to remove the pitot head cover.  He is buried in Pembridge (St Mary) Churchyard.

11-Dec

SMITH, DONALD ERNEST HARVEY  (975318) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3961 of No 27 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from Lichfield possibly as the result of a failure to remove the pitot head cover.  He is buried in Thorpe-next-Norwich (St Andrew) Church Cemetery.

11-Dec

COOCHEY, RONALD JOSEPH  (1455227) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He was serving with No 303 MSSU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in La Reunion War Cemetery.

11-Dec

WILKINS, HENRY LIONEL JOHN  (568354) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, BW410 of No 36 OTU, which crashed on take off from No 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc on its return to Greenwood.  He is buried in Middleton Holy Trinity Old Cemetery.

11-Dec

RICHARDS, ELMER OSCAR  (42886) RAF - age 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, BW410 of No 36 OTU, which crashed on take off from No 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc on its return to Greenwood.  He is buried in Toronto (Prospect) Cemetery.

11-Dec

BRIGHTWELL, FREDERICK CHARLES GUY  (108934) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

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

11-Dec

McDOUGALL, JEFFREY DFC (25059) RAF - age 31

Wg Cdr

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, X7773 of the FIU, which dived into the ground near East Dene, Sussex.  He was cremated at  Reading Crematorium.

11-Dec

WHITE, GORDON FREDERICK  (129445) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, X7773 of the FIU, which dived into the ground near East Dene, Sussex.  He is buried in Watford North Cemetery.

11-Dec

WEBB, VINCENT BERTRAM  (1275416) RAFVR - age 29

AC1

He had been serving at Seletar 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.

11-Dec

NELSON, ROBERT HENRY  (1039759) RAFVR - age Unknown

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 1 Qtr '43.  He is buried in Seaham Cemetery.

11-Dec

BOWERING, HEDLEY  (913557) RAFVR - age 23

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 Alton.  He is buried in Wroughton (SS John the Baptist and Helen) Churchyard.

12-Dec

CHRISTIE, WILLIAM TEMPLETON  (63779) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF379 MG-D of No 7 Sqn, which crashed near Fossano in Italy having been hit by flak over the target and was unable to climb over the Alps on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Milan War Cemetery.

12-Dec

CURRIE, KIRKWOOD DUNDEE  (37649) RAFVR - age 31

Sqn Ldr

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AG643 of No 16 Sqn, which is believed to have been shot down off Ile de Batz by Fw 190s .  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Dec

ROBINSON, JOHN PETER  (937098) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF881 'U' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tripoli.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

12-Dec

MANNERING, ALBERT  (946663) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF881 'U' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tripoli.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

12-Dec

CARTER, WILFRID STANLEY TOWNSEND  (1375452) RAFVR - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF881 'U' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tripoli.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

12-Dec

GLICKMAN, BERTRAM WILLIAM  (J/10409) RCAF - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF881 'U' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tripoli.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

12-Dec

CROLL, ARTHUR LELAND  (R/10452) RCAF - age 32

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF881 'U' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tripoli.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

12-Dec

MacLEOD, THOMAS NORMAN  (R/92778) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4250 DX-K of No 57 Sqn, which died from injuries in the RAF Hospital, Rauceby sustained when the aircraft crashed near Woodall Spa on its return from a raid on Turin on 10 Dec 1942.  He is buried in Scampton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

12-Dec

MORGAN, GERALD JOHN  (1081231) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7933 of No 102 Sqn, which flew into the North Yorkshire Moors in poor visibility on its return from a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Barmby-on-the-Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard.

12-Dec

NORRIS, BASIL  (1335250) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7933 of No 102 Sqn, which flew into the North Yorkshire Moors in poor visibility on its return from a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Barmby-on-the-Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard.

12-Dec

ALLEN, FRANK  (R/87266) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7933 of No 102 Sqn, which flew into the North Yorkshire Moors in poor visibility on its return from a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Barmby-on-the-Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard.

12-Dec

McPHEE, JOHN ALLEN  (R/92407) RCAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7933 of No 102 Sqn, which flew into the North Yorkshire Moors in poor visibility on its return from a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Barmby-on-the-Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard.

12-Dec

CASSON, WILLIAM HARRY  (778385) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7933 of No 102 Sqn, which flew into the North Yorkshire Moors in poor visibility on its return from a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Gosforth (St Mary) Churchyard.

12-Dec

WOOLLEY, CARL ROBERT  (1575390) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7933 of No 102 Sqn, which flew into the North Yorkshire Moors in poor visibility on its return from a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Nottingham Southern Cemetery.

12-Dec

LINES, RICHARD LESLIE  (942146) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7933 of No 102 Sqn, which flew into the North Yorkshire Moors in poor visibility on its return from a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Stoke-on-Trent (Burslem) Cemetery.

12-Dec

ASHFIELD, GLYN DFC, AFC (36225) RAF - age 30

Sqn Ldr

He was serving with No 137 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Limpsfield (St Peter) Churchyard.

12-Dec

BARNES, DOUGLAS MARTIN  (120665) RAFVR - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ384 of No 139 Sqn, which crashed near Norwich as a result of a partial structural failure during a training flight.  He was cremated at  Norwich and Norfolk Crematorium.

12-Dec

BEALE, DOUGLAS DAVID  (124916) RAFVR - age 24

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, W4099 of No 157 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Radwinter in Essex.  He is buried in Tottenham Cemetery.

12-Dec

McCONNELL-TAYLOR, EDWARD HENRY  (R/99131) RCAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EP443 'Q' of No 167 Sqn, which was lost off Lowestoft on a scramble.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Dec

HEWLETT, COLIN ROY DFC (69438) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD115 of No 222 Sqn, which crashed when the engine exploded during a test flight at Drem.  He is buried in Frenchay (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

12-Dec

STANNARD, ROBERT PATRICK  (522249) RAF - age 25

Sgt

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.

12-Dec

WOOD, CLIFFORD  (116389) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD437 of No 295 Sqn, which was shot down near Abbeville on a 'Nickelling' sortie to Roubaix.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery.

12-Dec

HINSELWOOD, WILLIAM ARCHIBALD  (117351) RAFVR - age 32

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD437 of No 295 Sqn, which was shot down near Abbeville on a 'Nickelling' sortie to Roubaix.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery.

12-Dec

DUCKER, D'ARCY CLIVE MELVILLE  (411749) RNZAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD437 of No 295 Sqn, which was shot down near Abbeville on a 'Nickelling' sortie to Roubaix.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery.

12-Dec

GRANT, DOUGLAS LAMBERT  (755550) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD437 of No 295 Sqn, which was shot down near Abbeville on a 'Nickelling' sortie to Roubaix.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery.

12-Dec

HOBSON, CECIL GRAHAM GEORGE  (1331487) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD437 of No 295 Sqn, which was shot down near Abbeville on a 'Nickelling' sortie to Roubaix.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery.

12-Dec

KOWALSKI Edward Jozef (P.0235) PAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3599  of No 316 Sqn, which crashed at South Hall, Cranswick, during on a training flight.  He is buried in Driffield Cemetery.

12-Dec

SEM, S ()  - age

Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS469 'V' of No 331 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s in the St Valery area during a Circus.   .

12-Dec

PEARCE, STEWART WILLIAM  (J/15338) RCAF - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL765 of No 412 Sqn, which was lost on a Circus.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Dec

DOWDING, FRED CHARLES  (1255254) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

in Japanese captivity, whilst being held in a camp at Innoshima in Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery.

12-Dec

LUKASIEWICZ Tadeusz (P.1339) PAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford , ?  of No 1 ADU, which was lost on this date.  He is buried in Christiansborg War Cemetery.

12-Dec

LAPSLEY, ROBERT BALFOUR  (416122) RNZAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK243 of No 12 OTU, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed whilst flying at low circuit at Turweston the previous day.  He is buried in Banbury Cemetery.

12-Dec

JOHNSTON, THOMAS ARDIES  (R/88213) RCAF - age 28

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane X, AG177 of No 1432 Flt, which crashed and burst into flames after hitting a tree whilst carrying out an army co-operation exercise.  He is buried in Kano Township Christian Cemetery.

12-Dec

COX, GEOFFREY WILLIAM  (127273) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV551 of No 20 OTU, which crashed whilst preparing to land at Lossiemouth on one engine when the other cut out.  He is buried in Penarth Cemetery.

12-Dec

TANSWELL, ARNOLD  (656044) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ620 'T' of No 25 OTU, which crashed into trees on the edge of Wymewold airfield having been diverted due to deteriorating weather conditions.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

12-Dec

CLARK, DARWIN JACKSON  (R/122070) RCAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9622 of No 26 OTU, which stalled and dived into the ground in the circuit at Little Horwood at the end of a night cross country flight, the previous day.  He is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard.

12-Dec

HARRISON, GEOFFREY WILLIAM  (126449) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Wellington III, X3961 of No 27 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from Lichfield possibly as the result of a failure to remove the pitot head cover, the previous day.  He is buried in Cheadle and Gatley Cemetery.

12-Dec

COOK, GEOFFREY ROBERT  (1164424) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Wellington III, X3961 of No 27 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from Lichfield possibly as the result of a failure to remove the pitot head cover, the previous day.  He is buried in Gloucester Old Cemetery.

12-Dec

LOUGHEAD, ERIC CROWE  (J/16312) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2896 of No 28 OTU, which crashed into trees near Loughborough whilst carrying out night circuits at Wymeswold.  He is buried in Burton-on-the-Wolds Church Cemetery.

12-Dec

WARD, JOHN  (1415726) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 281 AMES at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai.

12-Dec

WOOD, THOMAS NEVILLE  (945901) RAFVR - age 28

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, AS790 of No 39 SFTS, which flew into the ground shortly after taking off from Swift Current.  He is buried in Swift Current (Mount Pleasant) Cemetery.

12-Dec

DAVIES, IVOR BOWEN  (1338056) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was serving with No 44 Air School and drowned in an accident at Belmont Valley near Grahamstown.  He is buried in Grahamstown New Cemetery.

12-Dec

ASH, JOSEPH  (J/10980) RCAF - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort, ? of No 5 (C) OTU, which disappeared over the sea during a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Dec

BIRDSALL, RICHARD MANNING  (1164176) RAFVR - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, AZ878 of the ADU, which crashed shortly after taking off from Takoradi following an engine failure.  He is buried in Takoradi European Public Cemetery.

12-Dec

RALPHS, HORACE  (1237472) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, BG196 of the 14 (P) AFU, which crashed on the edge of Ossington airfield after retracting to flaps too soon on an overshoot at night.  He is buried in Bagnall (St Chad) Churchyard.

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