Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation


Home Page

Main Menu

Quick Menu

Members' Area

What New?

About this site

Reunions

Help Needed?

Glossary

Bibliography

Sign Guest Book

View Guest Book

Link to Amazon

Online Store

Contact Me


Casualties - 13 - 16 December 1942


13-Dec

ANDERSON, JOHN CHARLES  (403545) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was serving with No 38 Sqn and died in No.15 Scottish General Hospital from injuries sustained in an unidentified ground accident at Giza, Egypt.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

13-Dec

MACPHERSON, JAMES FORBES  (135009) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

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 Windsor Cemetery, Berkshire.

13-Dec

STILBORN, JOHN HENRY  (J/17184) RCAF - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in either Hampden I, P1250 or P4373 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off the Norwegian coast during an anti shipping strike.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Dec

SPROULE, JOHN WILLIAM  (J/17185) RCAF - age 32

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in either Hampden I, P1250 or P4373 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off the Norwegian coast during an anti shipping strike.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Dec

FOSTER, GEORGE HUGH  (932201) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Hampden I, P1250 or P4373 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off the Norwegian coast during an anti shipping strike.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Dec

DELL, HARRY FREDERICK  (963398) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Hampden I, P1250 or P4373 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off the Norwegian coast during an anti shipping strike.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Dec

VOSPER, JACK  (1360578) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Hampden I, P1250 or P4373 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off the Norwegian coast during an anti shipping strike.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Dec

LANE, BRIAN JOHN EDWARD  (37859) RAF - age 25

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, AR612 'U' of No 167 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by fighters during a Rhubarb near Zierikzee.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Dec

BARBOUR, JAMES DOUGLAS  (R/105324) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AB283 of No 411 Sqn, which crashed at Redhill, Surrey.  He is buried in Scopwick Church Burial Ground.

13-Dec

ROBINSON, ARTHUR DAVID  (1046886) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 605 Sqn and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Innoshima in Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery.

13-Dec

PETTIFER, JOHN HENRY  (1390274) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL279 of No 2 (C) OTU, which dived into the ground near Dunnington, East Yorkshire.  He is buried in Enfield (Lavender Hill) Cemetery.

13-Dec

INGLIS, ROBERT  (1552301) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL279 of No 2 (C) OTU, which dived into the ground near Dunnington, East Yorkshire.  He is buried in Stane Cemetery.

13-Dec

TARBUCK, ROBERT DOUGLAS  (1234537) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV551 of No 20 OTU, which died from injuries sustained  when the aircraft crashed whilst preparing to land at Lossiemouth on one engine when the other cut out the previous day.  He is buried in Heswell (St Peter) Churchyard.

13-Dec

CAMLIN, WILLIAM JOHN HENRY  (1024761) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9917 of No 3 (O) AFU, which ditched off St Ormes Head.  He is buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery.

13-Dec

WELLS, ANTONY EDWARD  (1334546) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9917 of No 3 (O) AFU, which ditched off St Ormes Head.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Dec

DAVIS, JESSE  (327619) RAF - age 40

Cpl

He was serving with No 306 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery.

13-Dec

BOARD, RICHARD GEORGE  (655267) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 6709 of No 33 ANS, which flew into trees in bad visibility during a snowstorm on a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Mount Hope (St Paul's Anglican) Cemetery.

13-Dec

JOHNSON, ERNEST  (1180581) RAFVR - age 36

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 6709 of No 33 ANS, which flew into trees in bad visibility during a snowstorm on a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Mount Hope (St Paul's Anglican) Cemetery.

13-Dec

CHADWICK, CHARLES GEOFFREY  (1507984) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 6709 of No 33 ANS, which flew into trees in bad visibility during a snowstorm on a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Mount Hope (St Paul's Anglican) Cemetery.

13-Dec

JOHNSTON, LEROY VERDUN  (R/100116) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, ? from Harwell, which lost on a transit flight from the UK to the Middle East.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Dec

FOSTER, WYNN EDMUND  (R/109221) RCAF - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, ? from Harwell, which lost on a transit flight from the UK to the Middle East.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Dec

DUNN, GORDON MCLEOD  (R/70907) RCAF - age 23

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, ? from Harwell, which lost on a transit flight from the UK to the Middle East.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Dec

THOMAS, SETH MARK  (R/92802) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, ? from Harwell, which lost on a transit flight from the UK to the Middle East.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Dec

BRINKLEY, RONALD CECIL  (1330917) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was serving at North Front at the time of his death, the circumstances of which, have not yet been ascertained .  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Dec

PRICE, ERIC CYRIL  (965151) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

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

13-Dec

MAUND, ARTHUR CLINTON CB, CBE, DSO (1204) RAF - age 51

AVM

He was serving as AOA, HQ Technical Training Command and died of natural causes, infective endocarditis, in the RAF Hospital, Halton.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

13-Dec

BRESSLOFF, SIDNEY ISAAC  (1395218) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 6709 of No 33 ANS Sqn, which flew into trees in bad visibility during a snowstorm on a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Burlington (Beth Jacob) Jewish Cemetery.

13-Dec

DURNAN, FRANCIS LEO  (1376837) RAFVR - age 30

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 IoM?.  He is buried in Jurby (St Patrick) Churchyard.

13-Dec

MAYNARD, CYRIL  (1246954) RAFVR - age 37

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 Maidstone.  He is buried in Rochester (Strood) Cemetery.

13-Dec

SCOTT, EDWARD  (568889) RAF - age 23

Cpl

He had been serving with Y Unit and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Innoshima in Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery.

14-Dec

KRUYTBOSCH, JOHN  (107261) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA747 of No 13 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Canrobert for a raid on Tunis after striking a hit near the airfield perimeter.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery.

14-Dec

DAY, CHARLES FREDERICK  (411743) RNZAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA747 of No 13 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Canrobert for a raid on Tunis after striking a hit near the airfield perimeter.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery.

14-Dec

REDMAN, JAMES WILLIAM  (1033936) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA747 of No 13 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Canrobert for a raid on Tunis after striking a hit near the airfield perimeter.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery.

14-Dec

LAW, RAYMOND INGHAM  (J/19326) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland, ? of No 119 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Dec

AYERS, FREDERICK EDWARD  (115403) RAFVR - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore I, AG721 of No 203 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Dec

COWAN, MARCUS JAMES  (122358) RAFVR - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore I, AG721 of No 203 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Dec

SMALL, CHARLES EDWARD LE MONTAIS  (404621) RNZAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore I, AG721 of No 203 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Dec

RUSHBY, KENNETH  (R/90058) RCAF - age 22

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore I, AG721 of No 203 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Dec

OWEN, JOHN  (63800) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress IIA, FL453 'A' of No 206 Sqn, which was lost without a trace whilst escorting convoy ONS 152.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Dec

WILSON, GARFIELD CHARLES  (411113) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress IIA, FL453 'A' of No 206 Sqn, which was lost without a trace whilst escorting convoy ONS 152.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Dec

CROWE, ERIC  (964953) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress IIA, FL453 'A' of No 206 Sqn, which was lost without a trace whilst escorting convoy ONS 152.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Dec

SHANKS, WALTER  (1067932) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress IIA, FL453 'A' of No 206 Sqn, which was lost without a trace whilst escorting convoy ONS 152.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Dec

BENTLEY, RUPERT  (1115124) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress IIA, FL453 'A' of No 206 Sqn, which was lost without a trace whilst escorting convoy ONS 152.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Dec

PARNELL, WILLIAM JAMES  (1163993) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress IIA, FL453 'A' of No 206 Sqn, which was lost without a trace whilst escorting convoy ONS 152.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Dec

HILDRED, ROBERT NOCKOLD  (1333535) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress IIA, FL453 'A' of No 206 Sqn, which was lost without a trace whilst escorting convoy ONS 152.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Dec

GYSEL, HAROLD  (1150235) RAFVR - age 34

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, V8452 of No 219 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Richmond, Yorkshire.  He is buried in Catterick Cemetery.

14-Dec

HUNT, WILLIAM JAMES  (83726) RAFVR - age 31

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, V8452 of No 219 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Richmond, Yorkshire.  He is buried in Histon Cemetery.

14-Dec

CLEGG, CYRIL GEORGE  (655527) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7828 of No 252 Sqn, which failed to return from an escort sortie to Beauforts attacking a convoy.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Dec

SLATER, THOMAS  (858845) AuxAF - age 28

LAC

He was serving with No 980 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Basra War Cemetery.

14-Dec

THOMSON, GORDON TEMPLE  (130164) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD687 of No 10 OTU, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Morningside) Cemetery.

14-Dec

WATSON, JOHN EDWIN  (1097953) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD687 of No 10 OTU, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is buried in Lytham St Anne's (Park) Cemetery.

14-Dec

HIGGINBOTTOM, FRANK SMITH  (1026171) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD687 of No 10 OTU, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Dec

HANSON, DENIS WILLIAM JOSEPH  (1210145) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD687 of No 10 OTU, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Dec

PATTON, JOHN  (1346524) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD687 of No 10 OTU, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Dec

SWALLOW, SYDNEY ERNEST  (1272011) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HF632 of No 22 OTU, which spun into the ground at Alveston near Wellesbourne Mountford on return from a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Canterbury Cemetery, Kent.

14-Dec

MILLER, RAYMOND HERBERT  (130505) RAFVR - age 18

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HF632 of No 22 OTU, which spun into the ground at Alveston near Wellesbourne Mountford on return from a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Sheffield (Crookes) Cemetery.

14-Dec

LASBY, LAWRENCE EDLEY  (J/13075) RCAF - age 32

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HF632 of No 22 OTU, which spun into the ground at Alveston near Wellesbourne Mountford on return from a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

14-Dec

JAMES, ROBERT FREDERICK  (R/114619) RCAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HF632 of No 22 OTU, which spun into the ground at Alveston near Wellesbourne Mountford on return from a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

14-Dec

CAUSIER, RUSSELL GEORGE  (R/120674) RCAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HF632 of No 22 OTU, which spun into the ground at Alveston near Wellesbourne Mountford on return from a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

14-Dec

HARVEY, JOHN ROWLAND  (366303) RAF - age 33

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, ?3653 of No 26 EFTS, which crashed on this date, no further details.  He is buried in Gweru Cemetery.

14-Dec

SMITH, ROBIN RUSSELL  (710161) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, ?3653 of No 26 EFTS, which crashed on this date, no further details.  He is buried in Gweru Cemetery.

14-Dec

NEWTON, THOMAS  (411120) RAF - age Unknown

Cpl

He was serving with No 27 WU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

14-Dec

BURROUGHS, HARRY  (656460) RAF - age 29

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 3250 (ex-DG708) of No 41 Air School, which flew into a mountain at Amatola Rock, near Alice during a night flight.  He is buried in East London (East Bank) Cemetery.

14-Dec

STEVENS, ROBERT PLOWDEN WESTON  (1311896) RAFVR - age 30

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 3250 (ex-DG708) of No 41 Air School, which flew into a mountain at Amatola Rock, near Alice during a night flight.  He is buried in East London (East Bank) Cemetery.

14-Dec

PURRETT, RONALD ALBERT  (1318367) RAFVR - age 25

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT-6, 41-211 of No 5 BFTS, which crashed near Clewiston during a solo night sortie.  He is buried in Arcadia (Oak Ridge) Cemetery

14-Dec

HATCHARD, EDWARD JOHN CHARLES  (87565) RAFVR - age 32

Sqn Ldr

He was serving with the AD Salvage Unit at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery.

14-Dec

EVANS, BRYNMORE HUGH  (1264328) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was serving with the ADU (ME) at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Bamako European Cemetery.

14-Dec

BAILEY, THOMAS  (1498590) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

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.

14-Dec

McGREGOR, CHARLES  (638173) RAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3707 of the TFU, which spun into the ground near Turnhouse following an engine failure.  He is buried in Ballingry Cemetery.

14-Dec

FRENCH, THOMAS LENNOX  (65991) RAFVR - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3707 of the TFU, which spun into the ground near Turnhouse following an engine failure.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Corstorphine Hill) Cemetery.

14-Dec

McFADYEN, ANDREW  (581109) RAF - age 26

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3707 of the TFU, which spun into the ground near Turnhouse following an engine failure.  He is buried in Glasgow (St Kentigern's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

14-Dec

HARPER, JOHN ROBERT  (1115653) RAFVR - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3707 of the TFU, which spun into the ground near Turnhouse following an engine failure.  He is buried in Pickering Cemetery.

14-Dec

CLULEE, LEIGH WALTER DENIS  (63882) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp Japan.  He is commemorated on the Yokohama Cremation Memorial.

14-Dec

JOYNER, KENNETH WILLIAM  (1551622) RAFVR - age 21

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 Cirencester.  He is buried in Eling (St Mary) Churchyard Extension.

14-Dec

ELLIS, FREDERICK  (1670140) RAFVR - age 22

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 Wortley.  He is buried in Sheffield (Shiregreen) Cemetery.

14-Dec

HARTLEY, BERNARD ASHTON  (901037) RAFVR - age 24

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 Northumberland S.  He is buried in Wanstead (St Mary) Churchyard.

14-Dec

STRUDWICK, CHARLES EDWARD HUGH  (847118) AuxAF - age 30

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 S.  He is buried in Woodford (Roding Lane) Cemetery.

15-Dec

PRATT, CHARLES VALANCY JOHN DSO (26063) RAF - age Unknown

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HF913 'R' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from and anti-shipping strike off Tripoli.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

15-Dec

PROCTER, DENNIS SOWDEN  (413121) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HF913 'R' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from and anti-shipping strike off Tripoli.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

15-Dec

WATTS, ARTHUR JOHN PETER  (973879) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HF913 'R' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from and anti-shipping strike off Tripoli.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

15-Dec

McCAMMOND, WILLIAM HENRY  (1059218) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HF913 'R' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from and anti-shipping strike off Tripoli.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

15-Dec

HILL, KENNETH VICTOR  (1062954) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HF913 'R' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from and anti-shipping strike off Tripoli.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

15-Dec

HAYTER, ALAN JOHN  (920322) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 107 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Gibraltar Memorial.

15-Dec

JACKSON, EDWARD NORMAN  (402871) RNZAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DV971 'A' of No 119 Sqn, which was last heard from near the Scilly Isles during an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Dec

GALLAGHER, THOMAS  (522417) RAF - age 41

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DV971 'A' of No 119 Sqn, which was last heard from near the Scilly Isles during an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Dec

WATKINSON, HUGH ROWLAND  (624004) RAF - age 21

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DV971 'A' of No 119 Sqn, which was last heard from near the Scilly Isles during an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Dec

CROSSAN, GEORGE STEWART  (648044) RAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DV971 'A' of No 119 Sqn, which was last heard from near the Scilly Isles during an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Dec

SHUM, ARTHUR GEORGE  (1175875) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DV971 'A' of No 119 Sqn, which was last heard from near the Scilly Isles during an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Dec

WILSON, ARTHUR GROSVENOR ERIC  (1283893) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DV971 'A' of No 119 Sqn, which was last heard from near the Scilly Isles during an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Dec

HAMILTON, GEORGE  (1365310) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DV971 'A' of No 119 Sqn, which was last heard from near the Scilly Isles during an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Dec

KING, BLISS DUNFIELD  (J/16404) RCAF - age 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DV971 'A' of No 119 Sqn, which was last heard from near the Scilly Isles during an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Dec

MILNE, WILLIAM GEORGE  (J/17105) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DV971 'A' of No 119 Sqn, which was last heard from near the Scilly Isles during an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Dec

McCALLUM, ALBERT ROBERT  (J/7070) RCAF - age 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DV971 'A' of No 119 Sqn, which was last heard from near the Scilly Isles during an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Dec

THORNTON, JOHN BRIAN  (121409) RAFVR - age 24

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB114 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Dec

KEEPING, FRANK TEMPEST  (122140) RAFVR - age 29

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB114 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Dec

SKIRTEN, ARTHUR JAMES  (R/103730) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB114 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Dec

McFARLAND, JOHN RICHARD GRAHAM  (R/112891) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB114 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Dec

HAWTHORNE, WILLIAM ROBERT  (R/68194) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB114 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Dec

IDE, DOUGLAS GORDON  (R/85663) RCAF - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB114 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Dec

FOOT, WILLIAM EASTON  (131123) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH431 of No 194 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese fighters on a supply dropping mission over Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

15-Dec

TEMPEST, LEONARD KEITH  (413910) RNZAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH431 of No 194 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese fighters on a supply dropping mission over Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

15-Dec

MACLEAN, RALPH  (R/72502) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH431 of No 194 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese fighters on a supply dropping mission over Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

15-Dec

CAMERON, WILLIAM CAVERHILL  (R/92252) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH431 of No 194 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese fighters on a supply dropping mission over Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

15-Dec

KERSWILL, GILES JAMES DANIEL  (R/93446) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH431 of No 194 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese fighters on a supply dropping mission over Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

15-Dec

CULSHAW, RAYMOND  (1077853) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was serving with No 200 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Du Plantation Cemetery.

15-Dec

STANKIEWICZ Ryszard Franciszek (P.1737) PAF - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD269  of No 303 Sqn, which crashed on a training flight at near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

15-Dec

RYAN, JAMES  (1019207) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT624 of No 405 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Beaulieu.  He is buried in Amble West Cemetery.

15-Dec

GAPES, ALBERT GEORGE HENRY  (1377351) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT624 of No 405 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Beaulieu.  He is buried in Boldre (St John) Churchyard.

15-Dec

SHAW, ROBERT JAMES ABADORE  (R/115190) RCAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT624 of No 405 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Beaulieu.  He is buried in Boldre (St John) Churchyard.

15-Dec

GUNN, HAROLD WILLIAM  (R/120164) RCAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT624 of No 405 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Beaulieu.  He is buried in Boldre (St John) Churchyard.

15-Dec

ROLLINS, RICHARD ALAN  (R/57608) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT624 of No 405 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Beaulieu.  He is buried in Boldre (St John) Churchyard.

15-Dec

STEWART, ROBERT WILLIAM  (R/85406) RCAF - age 24

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT624 of No 405 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Beaulieu.  He is buried in Boldre (St John) Churchyard.

15-Dec

WATSON, LOUIS GILBERT  (541917) RAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT624 of No 405 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Beaulieu.  He is buried in Wythall (St Mary) Churchyard.

15-Dec

AMOR, HENRY DESMOND FITZMAURICE  (122331) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, R7689 'B' of No 609 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 on a scramble near Dover.  He is buried in Margate Cemetery, Kent.

15-Dec

GOSS, HAROLD JOHN  (819019) AuxAF - age 23

Sgt

He was allegedly serving with No 619 Sqn at the time of his death, but this unit had not been formed and never served in the Far East.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery.

15-Dec

MACE, PETER DONALD  (1165227) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, DL616 of No  5 (P) AFU, which dived into ground Dockott Farm, near Ightfield, Shropshire.  He is buried in Stoke-upon-Tern (St Peter) Church Cemetery.

15-Dec

PARKER, JAMES LESLIE  (1155600) RAFVR - age 26

Cpl

He was probably serving at No 42 Air School and died from injuries sustained when he was knocked down by a car which failed to stop.  He is buried in Port Elizabeth (South End) Cemetery.

15-Dec

ANDERSON-PARFETT, ALBERT WILLIAM MIDDLETON  (47272) RAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T7226 of No 4 EFTS, which flew into the ground near Blackfort, East Yorkshire.  He is buried in Llandrillo-yn-Rhos (St Trillo) Churchyard.

15-Dec

TURNER, DERICK GEORGE  (1603594) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T7226 of No 4 EFTS, which flew into the ground near Blackfort, East Yorkshire.  He is buried in Wimbledon (Gap Road) Cemetery.

15-Dec

WALKER, DOUGLAS HARVEY AFC (115748) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander III, T1655 of No 61 OTU, which flew into high ground near Llandrillo in Merioneth.  He is buried in Leicester (Gilroes) Cemetery.

15-Dec

PETLEY, EDWARD HEWITT  (42148) RAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was serving at HQ Iraq at the time of his death, and having been wounded during the fighting at Habbaniya, the previous year was possibly convalescing in South Africa and may have died from complications of these wounds.  He is buried in Pietermaritzburg (Fort Napier) Cemetery.

15-Dec

STRATFORD, ALBERT CHARLES  (1193840) RAFVR - age 34

AC1

He had been serving at Palembang and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Mukaishima in Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery.

15-Dec

PRINCE, WILLIAM JOHN  (1047125) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He had been serving in the Far East and He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Mukaishima in Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery.

15-Dec

POTTLE, WILLIAM GEORGE THOMAS  (1265957) RAFVR - age 30

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 Chatham.  He is buried in Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery.

15-Dec

McDERMOTT, PATRICK FRANCIS  (129059) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

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 Sleaford Qtr 1, 1943.  He is buried in Liverpool (Yew Tree) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

15-Dec

NETHAWAY, SYDNEY MAURICE  (1423720) RAFVR - age 39

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Paisley (Hawkhead) Cemetery.

15-Dec

STREET, ROBERT ERIC  (756901) RAFVR - age 37

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 Wirral.  He is buried in Port Sunlight (Christ Church) Congregational Chapelyard.

16-Dec

EXELL, TOM ELLIS  (401305) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK367 of No 14 Sqn, which was damaged in error by fire from friendly Spitfires and ditched off Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

16-Dec

COCKINGTON, PERCIVAL  (407707) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK367 of No 14 Sqn, which was damaged in error by fire from friendly Spitfires and ditched off Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

16-Dec

PLOSKIN, RALPH ISAAC  (1186052) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK367 of No 14 Sqn, which was damaged in error by fire from friendly Spitfires and ditched off Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

16-Dec

WATTS, ALAN EDWIN  (1301739) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK367 of No 14 Sqn, which was damaged in error by fire from friendly Spitfires and ditched off Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

16-Dec

KIESWETTER, EMERSON HARVEY  (16319) RCAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9168 LS-T of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and fighters over Holland on a raid to Diepholz.  He is buried in Epe General Cemetery.

16-Dec

McKILLOP, ROBERT HUGH  (404389) RNZAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9168 LS-T of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and fighters over Holland on a raid to Diepholz.  He is buried in Epe General Cemetery.

16-Dec

HUTTON, GRANTLEY CHARLES GEORGE  (576008) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9168 LS-T of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and fighters over Holland on a raid to Diepholz.  He is buried in Epe General Cemetery.

16-Dec

MILLEN, FRANK SEVERNE  (J/16197) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9168 LS-T of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and fighters over Holland on a raid to Diepholz.  He is buried in Epe General Cemetery.

16-Dec

HILL, HUGH ERNEST  (J/16537) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9168 LS-T of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and fighters over Holland on a raid to Diepholz.  He is buried in Epe General Cemetery.

16-Dec

HOLMES, RUSSELL NEAL  (J/16538) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9168 LS-T of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and fighters over Holland on a raid to Diepholz.  He is buried in Epe General Cemetery.

16-Dec

THORNTON, CHARLES FREDERICK  (1352683) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was serving with No 38 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Gaza War Cemetery.

16-Dec

PASCOE, TOM  (1308491) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9245 AA-N of No 75 Sqn, which spun into the ground on take off from Newmarket on a Gardening sortie as a result of the undercarriage striking an obstruction followed by an engine failure.  He is buried in Ashburton (St Andrew) Churchyard Extension.

16-Dec

HARVEY, EDGAR WILLIAM  (41902) RNZAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9245 AA-N of No 75 Sqn, which spun into the ground on take off from Newmarket on a Gardening sortie as a result of the undercarriage striking an obstruction followed by an engine failure.  He is buried in Lakenham (St John the Baptist and All Saints) Churchyard.

16-Dec

WHITCOMBE, WILLIAM HENRY  (41561) RNZAF - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9245 AA-N of No 75 Sqn, which spun into the ground on take off from Newmarket on a Gardening sortie as a result of the undercarriage striking an obstruction followed by an engine failure.  He is buried in Newmarket Cemetery.

16-Dec

WELCH, HAROLD RANGI  (41709) RNZAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9245 AA-N of No 75 Sqn, which spun into the ground on take off from Newmarket on a Gardening sortie as a result of the undercarriage striking an obstruction followed by an engine failure.  He is buried in Newmarket Cemetery.

16-Dec

FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN ALLAN  (414277) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9245 AA-N of No 75 Sqn, which spun into the ground on take off from Newmarket on a Gardening sortie as a result of the undercarriage striking an obstruction followed by an engine failure.  He is buried in Newmarket Cemetery.

16-Dec

LAWRENCE, WILLIAM JOSEPH (BILL)  (R/70294) RCAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9245 AA-N of No 75 Sqn, which spun into the ground on take off from Newmarket on a Gardening sortie as a result of the undercarriage striking an obstruction followed by an engine failure.  He is buried in Newmarket Cemetery.

16-Dec

BURBRIDGE, ERIC JAMES  (1392526) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9245 AA-N of No 75 Sqn, which spun into the ground on take off from Newmarket on a Gardening sortie as a result of the undercarriage striking an obstruction followed by an engine failure.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery.

16-Dec

BURBRIDGE, ERIC JAMES  (1392526) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 75 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery.

16-Dec

KEIL, HECTOR  (80279) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER497, of No 93 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Mateur.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

16-Dec

SINGLETON, ERIC NORMAN  (571871) RAF - age 20

Cpl

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

16-Dec

BARLEY, COLIN JOEL  (1270442) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was serving with No 146 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery.

16-Dec

THOMSON, PETER FREDERICK  (1254913) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was serving with No 353 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai.

16-Dec

BIDDULPH, ARTHUR ORCHARD  (635791) RAF - age 21

AC1

A Fitter IIE, he was killed whilst flying in Tomahawk IIA, AH912 of No 1472 Flt, which took the aircraft without authority and crashed in the circuit at Dishforth.  He is buried in Woolwich Cemetery.

16-Dec

STONE, GEOFFREY WILLIAM  (121774) RAFVR - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2902 of No 15 OTU, which crashed near Harwell shortly after taking off on a night exercise.  He is buried in Harrow (Pinner) New Cemetery.

16-Dec

BAXTER, JOSEPH STEVENSON THOMSON  (339004) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2902 of No 15 OTU, which crashed near Harwell shortly after taking off on a night exercise.  He is buried in New Kilpatrick (or Hillfoot) Cemetery.

16-Dec

STEWART, WILLIAM  (1346251) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2902 of No 15 OTU, which crashed near Harwell shortly after taking off on a night exercise.  He is buried in New Monkland Cemetery.

16-Dec

CARTER, SYDNEY ERNEST ARTHUR  (1271541) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2902 of No 15 OTU, which crashed near Harwell shortly after taking off on a night exercise.  He is buried in Thurrock (West Thurrock ) Cemetery.

16-Dec

CLOUTING, ALBERT  (1331382) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2902 of No 15 OTU, which crashed near Harwell shortly after taking off on a night exercise.  He is buried in Westleton (St Peter) Churchyard.

16-Dec

HICKS, GEORGE WALTER  (1381897) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3336 of No 23 OTU, which crashed on Carlside Fell near Cockermouth whilst off track on a training flight.  He is buried in or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park.

16-Dec

DUBBEN, ARTHUR JAMES  (1317232) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3336 of No 23 OTU, which crashed on Carlside Fell near Cockermouth whilst off track on a training flight.  He is buried in Dorchester Cemetery, Dorset.

16-Dec

HIGGINS, ANTHONY  (J/13418) RCAF - age 33

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3336 of No 23 OTU, which crashed on Carlside Fell near Cockermouth whilst off track on a training flight.  He is buried in East Wickham (St Michael) Churchyard.

16-Dec

GOODWIN, RONALD STANLEY  (124319) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3336 of No 23 OTU, which crashed on Carlside Fell near Cockermouth whilst off track on a training flight.  He is buried in Islington Cemetery and Crematorium.

16-Dec

BELLEW, REGINALD VICTOR WALKER  (655304) RAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3336 of No 23 OTU, which crashed on Carlside Fell near Cockermouth whilst off track on a training flight.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low.

16-Dec

LAWTON, RICHARD WOFFENDALE  (R/72939) RCAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3336 of No 23 OTU, which crashed on Carlside Fell near Cockermouth whilst off track on a training flight.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low.

16-Dec

DALEY, FRANCIS RAYMOND  (658742) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 3210 (ex-AX547) XT-3 of No 47 Air School, which flew into the ground on emerging from low cloud at Ystervarkfontein, 9 miles north-west of Smithfield.  He is buried in Queenstown Cemetery, Eastern Cape.

16-Dec

KING, JOHN KEITH  (1292547) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 3210 (ex-AX547) XT-3 of No 47 Air School, which flew into the ground on emerging from low cloud at Ystervarkfontein, 9 miles north-west of Smithfield.  He is buried in Queenstown Cemetery, Eastern Cape.

16-Dec

FLETCHER, ERIC HARRY  (1323053) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 3210 (ex-AX547) XT-3 of No 47 Air School, which flew into the ground on emerging from low cloud at Ystervarkfontein, 9 miles north-west of Smithfield.  He is buried in Queenstown Cemetery, Eastern Cape.

16-Dec

CATER, RONALD ARTHUR  (1391140) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 3210 (ex-AX547) XT-3 of No 47 Air School, which flew into the ground on emerging from low cloud at Ystervarkfontein, 9 miles north-west of Smithfield.  He is buried in Queenstown Cemetery, Eastern Cape.

16-Dec

NORTH, EDWARD JOHN  (1556599) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

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

16-Dec

KEATES, CHARLES FRANCIS  (1145152) RAFVR - age 30

LAC

He was serving at Roadan? at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Tehran War Cemetery.

16-Dec

WEIGHT, MARGARET HOLIDAY  (2037142) WAAF - age 25

ACW2

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  Her death was registered in Gloucester R.  She is buried in Penarth Cemetery.

16-Dec

THAIN, EMMA LOUISE  (2141337) WAAF - age 29

ACW2

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  Her death was registered in Gloucester R.  She is buried in Southgate Cemetery.

Back to Casualties Index Casualties Index                       [Top of Page]                    Casualties 17 Dec 1942 Casualties 17 December 1942

This page was last updated on 09/06/17 using FrontPage 2003

         [Top of Page]