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Casualties - 18 - 19 December 1942


18-Dec

JICKLING, ALARIC  (118398) RAFVR - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA785 of No 13 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Bizerta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-Dec

MARTIN, HUGH MACDONALD  (R/56412) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA785 of No 13 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Bizerta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-Dec

WELSH, JOHN VICTOR  (R/70984) RCAF - age 20

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA785 of No 13 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Bizerta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-Dec

ATKINSON, JOHN CHARLES  (120725) RAFVR - age 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4382 of No 50 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Soltau.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

ROWLING, PERCY WILLIAM  (401287) RAAF - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4382 of No 50 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Soltau.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

O'NEILL, JAMES CORNELIUS  (402604) RAAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4382 of No 50 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Soltau.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

SMITH, HENRY WILLIAM JOSEPH  (404622) RAAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4382 of No 50 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Soltau.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

WALKER, CHARLES WILLIAM  (407956) RAAF - age 33

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4382 of No 50 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Soltau.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

REILLY, JOHN MASON  (702772) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4382 of No 50 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Soltau.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

MARTIN, FRANCIS  (951050) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4382 of No 50 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Soltau.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

HOWARD, DAVID TREVOR  (1082376) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, BR426 of No 69 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s off Malta.  He managed to get into his dinghy but was dead when picked by a HSL.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

18-Dec

DAVIES, WILLIAM JOHN  (905230) RAFVR - age 23

LAC

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

18-Dec

McGAVIN, IAN MALCOLM JAMES  (561820) RAF - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was serving as a Fitter I with No 90 Sqn, and was killed whilst working on the undercarriage of Stirling 'Q' when it collapsed and crushed him.  He is buried in Hamble (St Andrew) Churchyard.

18-Dec

MORGAN, WILLIAM CECIL  (522876) RAF - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5497 OF-Z of No 97 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Neustadt.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

MACKS, JOHN STEWART  (1022818) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5497 OF-Z of No 97 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Neustadt.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

LINEY, JOHN GEORGE  (1310395) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5497 OF-Z of No 97 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Neustadt.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

HEBDON, JAMES GEORGE  (1377994) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5497 OF-Z of No 97 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Neustadt.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

BUNT, JAMES EDWARD  (J/16565) RCAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5497 OF-Z of No 97 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Neustadt.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

DONALD, ROBERT STEWART  (R/77810) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5497 OF-Z of No 97 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Neustadt.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

FAIRHURST, FRED  (972020) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AJ156 of No 205 Sqn, which dived into the sea as it took off at night at Pamanzi in the Comoros Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

18-Dec

FARRIMOND, CLIFFORD ALEXANDER  (917131) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5497 OF-Z of No 97 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Neustadt.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

FORREST, WILLIAM  (751721) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AJ156 of No 205 Sqn, which dived into the sea as it took off at night at Pamanzi in the Comoros Islands.  He is buried in Diego Suarez War Cemetery.

18-Dec

NONEY, PATRICK HARLAND  (989010) RAFVR - age Unknown

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AJ156 of No 205 Sqn, which dived into the sea as it took off at night at Pamanzi in the Comoros Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

18-Dec

JEFFRIES, HAROLD ALFRED STEPHEN  (138912) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AJ156 of No 205 Sqn, which dived into the sea as it took off at night at Pamanzi in the Comoros Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

18-Dec

LEAK, WILLIAM  (532008) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AJ156 of No 205 Sqn, which dived into the sea as it took off at night at Pamanzi in the Comoros Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

18-Dec

REGAN, FRANK RICHARD  (812251) AuxAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AJ156 of No 205 Sqn, which dived into the sea as it took off at night at Pamanzi in the Comoros Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

18-Dec

WHEELER, LESLIE CORNELIUS  (921515) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AJ156 of No 205 Sqn, which dived into the sea as it took off at night at Pamanzi in the Comoros Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

18-Dec

FURNESS, THOMAS RAYMOND  (1066742) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AJ156 of No 205 Sqn, which dived into the sea as it took off at night at Pamanzi in the Comoros Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

18-Dec

BOAM, ALBERT MONTAGUE  (1355813) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AJ156 of No 205 Sqn, which dived into the sea as it took off at night at Pamanzi in the Comoros Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

18-Dec

WHEELER, EDWARD JOHN WILLIAM  (647430) RAF - age 24

Cpl

He was serving with No 209 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

18-Dec

STEWARD, FREDRICK HENRY  (960793) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BP599 of No 213 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Martuba.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery.

18-Dec

FRANKLIN, FORD JOHN  (412219) RNZAF - age 20

Sgt

A member of No 46 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIC, X8133 'M' of No 227 Sqn, which was shot down during an engagement with four Italian aircraft whilst escorting a convoy to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-Dec

MacCOLL, COLIN CAMPBELL  (134513) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

A member of No 46 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIC, X8133 'M' of No 227 Sqn, which was shot down during an engagement with four Italian aircraft whilst escorting a convoy to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-Dec

JANSSENS DE VERBEKE, WILLIAM PAUL  (87706) RAFVR - age 26

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter VI, T5256 or JL442 of No 235 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s whilst on a convoy patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

GWYER, VERNON NEVILLE  (129450) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter VI, T5256 or JL442 of No 235 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s whilst on a convoy patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

GINGER, WILLIAM JOSEPH  (964699) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter VI, T5256 or JL442 of No 235 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s whilst on a convoy patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

WOODCOCK, GEORGE EDWIN DFM (1169757) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter VI, T5256 or JL442 of No 235 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s whilst on a convoy patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

STRODE-PENNY, RUSSELL WILLIAM  (404937) RNZAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, R8800 of No 486 Sqn, which crashed off Shoreham after being  hit by return fire from a Do 217.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

HARRISON, JAMES MARTIN  (1025099) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He probably died from wounds sustained the previous day whilst flying in Spitfire VC, EN980 'W' of No 1435 Sqn, which failed to return from a sweep off Lampedusa.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-Dec

MOIR, GEORGE  (42961) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9196 of No 1404 Flt, which failed to return from a meteorological recce flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

NEAFSEY, EDWARD  (1113006) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9196 of No 1404 Flt, which failed to return from a meteorological recce flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

BANCROFT, KENNETH REEVE  (1113921) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9196 of No 1404 Flt, which failed to return from a meteorological recce flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

BROWN, DONALD ARTHUR  (1260262) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9196 of No 1404 Flt, which failed to return from a meteorological recce flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

PICKLES, WILLIAM TURNER  (109972) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV892 'D' of No 1474 Flt, which was lost over the North Sea whilst carrying out a wireless investigation sortie.  He is buried in Batley Cemetery.

18-Dec

COUPER, FREDERICK ANDREW  (404053) RAAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV892 'D' of No 1474 Flt, which was lost over the North Sea whilst carrying out a wireless investigation sortie.  He is buried in Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery.

18-Dec

McLELLAN, SIDNEY CHARLES  (50586) RAF - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV892 'D' of No 1474 Flt, which was lost over the North Sea whilst carrying out a wireless investigation sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

WILLIAMS, JOHN  (73459) RAF - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV892 'D' of No 1474 Flt, which was lost over the North Sea whilst carrying out a wireless investigation sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

ACKERNLEY, PETER ROWLAND  (109094) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV892 'D' of No 1474 Flt, which was lost over the North Sea whilst carrying out a wireless investigation sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

McKENNA, L. EDWIN FRANCIS  (404078) RNZAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV892 'D' of No 1474 Flt, which was lost over the North Sea whilst carrying out a wireless investigation sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

TAYLOR, ARTHUR  (549284) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV892 'D' of No 1474 Flt, which was lost over the North Sea whilst carrying out a wireless investigation sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

HAIG, GEORGE ALAN  (47299) RAF - age 27

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 151 OTU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery.

18-Dec

IRWIN, WILLIAM FRANCIS  (416497) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He died from injuries received whilst flying in Oxford, V3581 of No 18 (P) AFU, which crashed at Church Lawford during a night flying practice on 2 Dec 1942.  He is buried in Wythall (St Mary) Churchyard.

18-Dec

FIELDHOUSE, ALFRED THOMAS  (1287399) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was serving with No 18 Sector Operations Room at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Gaza War Cemetery.

18-Dec

MARTIN, ALAN FRANK  (932841) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N3458 of No 2 AGS, which crashed in a forced landing at Raskelf Q-site near Helmsley.  He is buried in Manor Park Cemetery.

18-Dec

HOLMES, JOHN RONALD  (616742) RAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 34 SFTS and died from natural causes following a medical operation.  He is buried in Assiniboia (Mount Hope) Cemetery.

18-Dec

RAINS, WILLIAM FRANK  (110557) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, BS649 of No 4 PRU, which failed to return from a sortie in the Tunis area.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-Dec

COOPER, EDWARD CHARLES  (621471) RAF - age 22

Cpl

He was serving with No 9 S & TC and may have been killed when a German 'S' anti-personnel mine was detonated at Marble Arch airfield.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

18-Dec

DEVALLE, ARTHUR THOMAS  (1141240) RAFVR - age 30

LAC

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

18-Dec

STILSON, JOHN MILTON  (526561) RAF - age 26

Flt 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 North Walsham.  He is buried in Marham Cemetery.

18-Dec

YOUNG, THOMAS  (1864952) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was undergoing recruit training at Skegness and died from acute influenzal-pneumonia whilst undertaking physical training after only being in the service for 14 days.  He is buried in South Shields (Westoe) Cemetery.

18-Dec

RILEY, EILEEN MARY WINIFRED  (446540) WAAF - age 19

LACW

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 Dorchester.  She is buried in Warmwell (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

19-Dec

MARTELL, PETER BENSON  (120866) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK366 of No 14 Sqn, which crashed into the Bay of Tunis whilst laying mines.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

19-Dec

FORD, HERBERT FRANK  (401632) RAAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK366 of No 14 Sqn, which crashed into the Bay of Tunis whilst laying mines.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery.

19-Dec

BARR, ERIC WILLIAM  (402240) RNZAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK366 of No 14 Sqn, which crashed into the Bay of Tunis whilst laying mines.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery.

19-Dec

PORTEOUS, SAMUEL HART  (1059847) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK366 of No 14 Sqn, which crashed into the Bay of Tunis whilst laying mines.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery.

19-Dec

BARRATT, FRANK  (1076864) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK366 of No 14 Sqn, which crashed into the Bay of Tunis whilst laying mines.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery.

19-Dec

ROE, JOHN ROBERT WALSH  (106859) RAFVR - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, 'R' of No 46 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by Bf 109s whilst making a strafing attack on coastal targets.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

19-Dec

FARMER, GORDON  (139218) RAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, 'R' of No 46 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by Bf 109s whilst making a strafing attack on coastal targets.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

19-Dec

BENNETT, GEORGE  (245454) RAF - age 42

Flt Sgt

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

19-Dec

HUNT, EDWARD ARTHUR RONALD  (109355) RAFVR - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9265 OJ-N of No 149 Sqn, which crashed following structural failure of both wings  during a height and load test.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

19-Dec

McNAUGHTAN, IRVINE NORMAN JOHN  (411083) RNZAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9265 OJ-N of No 149 Sqn, which crashed following structural failure of both wings  during a height and load test.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

19-Dec

TAIT, GEORGE EDWARD  (411229) RNZAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9265 OJ-N of No 149 Sqn, which crashed following structural failure of both wings  during a height and load test.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

19-Dec

ALPE, JAMES FREDERICK  (411734) RNZAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9265 OJ-N of No 149 Sqn, which crashed following structural failure of both wings  during a height and load test.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

19-Dec

TAYLOR, HARRY STUART  (1805679) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9265 OJ-N of No 149 Sqn, which crashed following structural failure of both wings  during a height and load test.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

19-Dec

NEARY, LESLIE ERIC  (1167643) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9265 OJ-N of No 149 Sqn, which crashed following structural failure of both wings  during a height and load test.  He is buried in Everton (St Mary) Churchyard.

19-Dec

MACAULAY, ROBERT  (1371493) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9265 OJ-N of No 149 Sqn, which crashed following structural failure of both wings  during a height and load test.  He is buried in Everton (St Mary) Churchyard.

19-Dec

WILLIAMS, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1205613) RAFVR - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9265 OJ-N of No 149 Sqn, which crashed following structural failure of both wings  during a height and load test.  He is buried in South Ealing Cemetery.

19-Dec

TYSON, HAMPSON JOHN PHILLIP  (119151) RAFVR - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, HV697 of No 225 Sqn, which crashed in a flying accident.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

19-Dec

TAKVOR, JACK  (J/16678) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was flying in Kittyhawk III, FR113 of No 260 Sqn, which was hit by flak, he baled out but did not survive.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

19-Dec

HENDERSON, WILLIAM MILTON  (132361) RAFVR - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harrow II, K7011 of No 271 Sqn, which was lost over the Bay of Biscay on flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is buried in Cherbourg Old Communal Cemetery.

19-Dec

BOWEN, EDWIN BUCKLEY  (115669) RAFVR - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harrow II, K7011 of No 271 Sqn, which was lost over the Bay of Biscay on flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is buried in Le Rozel Churchyard.

19-Dec

BURTON, PETER MARSH  (132123) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harrow II, K7011 of No 271 Sqn, which was lost over the Bay of Biscay on flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is buried in Plouhinec Communal Cemetery.

19-Dec

BROWN, GODFREY ALLISON  (70089) RAFVR - age 33

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Harrow II, K7011 of No 271 Sqn, which was lost over the Bay of Biscay on flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Dec

HALLEY, EDWARD THOMSON  (72991) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harrow II, K7011 of No 271 Sqn, which was lost over the Bay of Biscay on flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Dec

McCAULEY, JOHN GLEN  (118987) RAF - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harrow II, K7011 of No 271 Sqn, which was lost over the Bay of Biscay on flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Dec

BRISTER, JOHN  (643049) RAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harrow II, K7011 of No 271 Sqn, which was lost over the Bay of Biscay on flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Dec

BRETT, RICHARD GEORGE  (926796) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harrow II, K7011 of No 271 Sqn, which was lost over the Bay of Biscay on flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Dec

CASHMORE, PHILIP  (936370) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Harrow II, K7011 of No 271 Sqn, which was lost over the Bay of Biscay on flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Dec

LANE, RONALD WILLIAM  (994791) RAFVR - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T5037 of No 272 Sqn, which was shot down by return fire from a Do 17 it attacked.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

19-Dec

PIEN, HENRI FRANS MARY  (1299929) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T5037 of No 272 Sqn, which was shot down by return fire from a Do 17 it attacked.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

19-Dec

HUTTON, CHARLES FORTUNE  (R/129339) RCAF - age 29

LAC

He was serving with No 421 Sqn and died of natural causes in Rauceby Hospital.  He is buried in Scopwick Church Burial Ground.

19-Dec

CAMERON, DAVID MCLEAN  (113530) RAFVR - age 40

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W6029 of No 422 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Oban.  He is buried in Bandon Hill Cemetery.

19-Dec

LUKE, JOHN  (639582) RAF - age 31

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W6029 of No 422 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Oban.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Dec

POTTER, JAMES KEMP  (J/10323) RCAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W6029 of No 422 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Oban.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Dec

BURT-GERRANS, HAROLD FRANCIS  (J/16744) RCAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W6029 of No 422 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Oban.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Dec

ALLAN, WILLIAM ARTHUR  (R/118882) RCAF - age 22

LAC

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W6029 of No 422 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Oban.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Dec

WILKINSON, EDWIN WILLIAM  (1503592) RAFVR - age 19

AC2

He was serving with No 14 BLC Ops Room at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Beirut War Cemetery.

19-Dec

TURNER, RONALD  (1028581) RAFVR - age 31

AC1

He was serving with No 232 Wing at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

19-Dec

KEARNEY, FRANCIS CHARLES  (405808) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, Z8708 'G' of No 3 (C) OTU, which came down in the sea off Skegness whilst on a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Dec

ANGELL, FREDERICK HAROLD  (412784) RNZAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, Z8708 'G' of No 3 (C) OTU, which came down in the sea off Skegness whilst on a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Dec

GILES, ALEXANDER MORETON  (656353) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, Z8708 'G' of No 3 (C) OTU, which came down in the sea off Skegness whilst on a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Dec

BEDELL, REGINALD HUDSON  (J/20459) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, Z8708 'G' of No 3 (C) OTU, which came down in the sea off Skegness whilst on a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Dec

REARDON, SYDNEY CLARENCE  (405770) RAAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, Z8708 'G' of No 3 (C) OTU, which came down in the sea off Skegness whilst on a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Skegness (St Clement) Churchyard.

19-Dec

BARLING, SYDNEY ROY  (412357) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, Z8708 'G' of No 3 (C) OTU, which came down in the sea off Skegness whilst on a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Skegness (St Clement) Churchyard.

19-Dec

HOLDEN, KENNETH  (1025981) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane X, AG282 of No 55 OTU, which spun into the ground near Studholme in Cumberland.  He is buried in Bradford (Scholemoor) Cemetery.

19-Dec

MILNE, DOUGLAS  (987779) RAFVR - age 22

Cpl

He had been serving with No 100 Sqn, but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Ohama in Japan.  He is buried in Sydney War Cemetery.

19-Dec

ARKSEY, SIDNEY KENNETH  (1325764) RAFVR - age 25

AC1

He was serving in South Africa at the time of his death, but the cause of death is not known.  He is buried in Durban (Stellawood) Cemetery.

19-Dec

DIXON, JOHN WALTER  (363913) RAF - age 36

Flt Sgt

He had been serving in the Far East but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in the Fukuoko area of Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery.

19-Dec

ARMSTRONG, DAVID WILLIAM  (1473418) RAFVR - age 20

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 Devon Central.  He is buried in East Finchley Cemetery and St Marylebone Crematorium.

19-Dec

DAVIES, JOHN REES  (1447632) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving in the UK died at The Sanatorium, Denbigh, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Llanwrtyd (St David) Churchyard.

19-Dec

HOLT, JAMES STEPHEN  (1059810) RAFVR - age 33

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander, 1546 of No 31 BGS, which ditched off Port Colborne, possibly following an engine failure.  He is buried in Picton (Glenwood) Cemetery.

19-Dec

SPENCELEY, NOEL EDGAR  (1311244) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander, 1546 of No 31 BGS, which ditched off Port Colborne, possibly following an engine failure.  He is buried in Picton (Glenwood) Cemetery.

19-Dec

MACLEOD, RODERICK  (1552704) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, BG240 of No 19 (P) AFU, which stalled and dived into the ground near Cawdor, Nairn whilst flying on one engine.  He is buried in Tain (St Duthus) Cemetery.

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