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Casualties - 20 - 21 December 1942


20-Dec

LYNES, JAMES WILLIAM  (118825) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED347 WS-N of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Oosterhout Protestant Cemetery.

20-Dec

SYKES, JOHN  (1014079) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED347 WS-N of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Oosterhout Protestant Cemetery.

20-Dec

FORD, HARRY GEORGE  (1291154) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED347 WS-N of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Oosterhout Protestant Cemetery.

20-Dec

TYREMAN, JOHN WILLIAM  (1316919) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED347 WS-N of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Oosterhout Protestant Cemetery.

20-Dec

WING, GEORGE CLIVE  (1323417) RAFVR - age 18

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED347 WS-N of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Oosterhout Protestant Cemetery.

20-Dec

HILL, JAMES  (1326399) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED347 WS-N of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Oosterhout Protestant Cemetery.

20-Dec

STOKES, HAROLD BURROWS  (1377473) RAFVR - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED347 WS-N of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Oosterhout Protestant Cemetery.

20-Dec

HAZELL, LESLIE CHARLES  (139323) RAFVR - age 32

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4182 WS-B of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near Bracebridge Heath after colliding with W4269 of No 44 Sqn on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Barkingside Cemetery, Ilford.

20-Dec

WALKER, ERIC WILSON  (1079155) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4182 WS-B of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near Bracebridge Heath after colliding with W4269 of No 44 Sqn on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Bradford (Bowling) Cemetery.

20-Dec

SHARPLES, EMRYS FREDERICK  (1357039) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4182 WS-B of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near Bracebridge Heath after colliding with W4269 of No 44 Sqn on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Chelmsford (Writtle Road) Cemetery.

20-Dec

GARDINER, EDWARD ARTHUR  (625967) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4182 WS-B of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near Bracebridge Heath after colliding with W4269 of No 44 Sqn on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Dover (St James's) Cemetery.

20-Dec

BROOKS, CHARLES HARRY SIDNEY  (1357673) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4182 WS-B of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near Bracebridge Heath after colliding with W4269 of No 44 Sqn on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Lewisham (Hither Green) Cemetery.

20-Dec

TATLEY, HUBERT THOMAS  (1310893) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4182 WS-B of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near Bracebridge Heath after colliding with W4269 of No 44 Sqn on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Mansfield (Nottingham Road) Cemetery.

20-Dec

MILLER, WILLIAM THOMAS  (1025753) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4182 WS-B of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near Bracebridge Heath after colliding with W4269 of No 44 Sqn on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Wavertree (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

20-Dec

HARMSTON, COLIN  (1339030) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4259 KM-P of No 44 Sqn, which crashed near Bracebridge Heath after colliding with W4182 of No 9 Sqn on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Aberdare Cemetery, Glamorganshire.

20-Dec

ELGER, ANTHONY CHARLES  (136941) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4259 KM-P of No 44 Sqn, which crashed near Bracebridge Heath after colliding with W4182 of No 9 Sqn on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

20-Dec

JACKSON, EDWARD  (1576625) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4259 KM-P of No 44 Sqn, which crashed near Bracebridge Heath after colliding with W4182 of No 9 Sqn on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery.

20-Dec

GIRI, VINCENT NOEL  (80237) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4259 KM-P of No 44 Sqn, which crashed near Bracebridge Heath after colliding with W4182 of No 9 Sqn on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Horstead (All Saints) Churchyard.

20-Dec

GUNTER, RICHARD IVOR  (1007367) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4259 KM-P of No 44 Sqn, which crashed near Bracebridge Heath after colliding with W4182 of No 9 Sqn on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery.

20-Dec

EASTON, ALAN JAMES  (1283710) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4259 KM-P of No 44 Sqn, which crashed near Bracebridge Heath after colliding with W4182 of No 9 Sqn on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery.

20-Dec

McCREADY, GEORGE DONALD  (R/93516) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4259 KM-P of No 44 Sqn, which crashed near Bracebridge Heath after colliding with W4182 of No 9 Sqn on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery.

20-Dec

MORRIS, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (561823) RAF - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5762 of No 49 Sqn, which crashed into sand dunes on the Dutch coast after being hit by flak on raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

20-Dec

HOWISON, ARNOLD  (1061582) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5762 of No 49 Sqn, which crashed into sand dunes on the Dutch coast after being hit by flak on raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

20-Dec

WAINWRIGHT, GEORGE ALBERT  (1295715) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5762 of No 49 Sqn, which crashed into sand dunes on the Dutch coast after being hit by flak on raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

20-Dec

WICK, SIDNEY JOHN  (1338759) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5762 of No 49 Sqn, which crashed into sand dunes on the Dutch coast after being hit by flak on raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

20-Dec

MACLELLAN, MALCOLM  (1365878) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5762 of No 49 Sqn, which crashed into sand dunes on the Dutch coast after being hit by flak on raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

20-Dec

BIGNELL, ROY ARTHUR FRANK  (1390750) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5762 of No 49 Sqn, which crashed into sand dunes on the Dutch coast after being hit by flak on raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

20-Dec

JOHNSTON, EDWARD IRVINE  (R/105687) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5762 of No 49 Sqn, which crashed into sand dunes on the Dutch coast after being hit by flak on raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

20-Dec

ASTINGTON, DOUGLAS GOAD  (78987) RAFVR - age 33

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AG980 of No 55 Sqn, which bounced and landed heavily on  a training flight.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

20-Dec

ANDERSON, DOUGLAS  (102294) RAFVR - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT511 MP-D of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Bocholt on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

HENSCHEL, WALTER ADOLF  (107685) RCAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT511 MP-D of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Bocholt on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

BRIMBLE, WILLIAM STANLEY  (137214) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT511 MP-D of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Bocholt on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

WALPOLE, THOMAS HENRY  (574449) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT511 MP-D of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Bocholt on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

TREDINNICK, FRANCIS GERALD  (934007) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT511 MP-D of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Bocholt on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

ADAMS, WILLIAM EDWARD  (960212) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT511 MP-D of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Bocholt on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

DAVEY, JACK  (1180118) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT511 MP-D of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Bocholt on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

FORMAN, ROBERT WILLIAM  (R/87980) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT511 MP-D of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Bocholt on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

PEACE, RAYMOND NEWPORT  (45147) RAF - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT570 MP-R of No 76 Sqn, which came down near Goch on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

GILDER, FREDERICK  (616082) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT570 MP-R of No 76 Sqn, which came down near Goch on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

HERBERT, LEONARD EDWARD  (955014) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT570 MP-R of No 76 Sqn, which came down near Goch on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

BRIERLEY, DENISON  (983068) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT570 MP-R of No 76 Sqn, which came down near Goch on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

RAY, CECIL ROBERT  (1288939) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT570 MP-R of No 76 Sqn, which came down near Goch on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

WARNER, JACK EDGAR NOVELLI  (1392795) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT570 MP-R of No 76 Sqn, which came down near Goch on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

O'DELL, AUSTIN ROY  (R/101932) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT570 MP-R of No 76 Sqn, which came down near Goch on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

JONES, EDMUND GEORGE  (R/90284) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT570 MP-R of No 76 Sqn, which came down near Goch on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

BROWN, FRANCIS GEORGE  (1320388) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT625 of No 77 Sqn, which crashed near Wheldrake, East Yorkshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Bristol (Shirehampton) Cemetery.

20-Dec

SPINNER, HENRY  (1323991) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT625 of No 77 Sqn, which crashed near Wheldrake, East Yorkshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Deal Cemetery.

20-Dec

PASSANT, FRED VINCENT  (1480175) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT625 of No 77 Sqn, which crashed near Wheldrake, East Yorkshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Leigh Cemetery.

20-Dec

LORD, ALLAN  (1117304) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT625 of No 77 Sqn, which crashed near Wheldrake, East Yorkshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Sale Cemetery.

20-Dec

MATTHEWS, NORMAN  (131591) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT625 of No 77 Sqn, which crashed near Wheldrake, East Yorkshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Southend-on-Sea (Sutton Road) Cemetery.

20-Dec

SPIRES, LEONARD GEORGE  (1285153) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT625 of No 77 Sqn, which crashed near Wheldrake, East Yorkshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Wembley (Alperton) Burial Ground.

20-Dec

FOX, ALBERT LLOYD  (J/85331) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT509 of No 78 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth following a double engine failure on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery.

20-Dec

FOSTER, FREDERICK  (1074970) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT509 of No 78 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth following a double engine failure on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Lurgan New Cemetery.

20-Dec

EDWARDS, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (570294) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT509 of No 78 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth following a double engine failure on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Dec

KINGSLEY, JOSEPH LEOPOLD RENE  (R/73760) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT509 of No 78 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth following a double engine failure on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Dec

MALONE, EDWARD CECIL  (R/86225) RCAF - age 22

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT509 of No 78 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth following a double engine failure on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Dec

HUNTER, JAMES ALBERT  (R/92325) RCAF - age 23

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT509 of No 78 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth following a double engine failure on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Dec

EDWARDS, KENNETH EDWARD  (137212) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED353 OL-N of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near the target on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

PHIPP, JACK  (137598) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED353 OL-N of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near the target on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

MARCHANT, JACK  (400478) RAAF - age 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED353 OL-N of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near the target on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

OLDMEADOW, FENTON CHARLES  (400731) RAAF - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED353 OL-N of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near the target on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

POWELL, DOUGLAS NORMAN  (533840) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED353 OL-N of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near the target on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

SMITH, JOHN EDWARD  (1110205) RAFVR - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED353 OL-N of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near the target on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

ROMIG, RICHARD LESLIE  (1310977) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED353 OL-N of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near the target on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

HENDERSON, GEORGE  (542498) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5512 OF-C of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Amsterdam on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

20-Dec

BAMBURY, ROY HENRY  (1586443) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5512 OF-C of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Amsterdam on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

20-Dec

HARPER, MILTON ALEXANDER  (J/18528) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5512 OF-C of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Amsterdam on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

20-Dec

EALES, WILLIAM NORMAN  (130102) RAFVR - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5512 OF-C of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Amsterdam on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.

20-Dec

DONALD, JAMES  (1018429) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5512 OF-C of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Amsterdam on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.

20-Dec

DEED, SYDNEY VICTOR  (1047277) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5512 OF-C of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Amsterdam on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.

20-Dec

MORTIMER, ARTHUR  (R/106236) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5512 OF-C of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Amsterdam on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.

20-Dec

AIREY, ERIC  (634671) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4334 PM-R of No 103 Sqn, which crashed near Driehuizen in Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery.

20-Dec

EYNON, RONALD OWEN  (655819) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4334 PM-R of No 103 Sqn, which crashed near Driehuizen in Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery.

20-Dec

BROWN, ALFRED ERNEST  (1027778) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4334 PM-R of No 103 Sqn, which crashed near Driehuizen in Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery.

20-Dec

POULSON, PETER ERNEST  (1250821) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4334 PM-R of No 103 Sqn, which crashed near Driehuizen in Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery.

20-Dec

BENNETT, THOMAS  (1378737) RAFVR - age 34

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4334 PM-R of No 103 Sqn, which crashed near Driehuizen in Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery.

20-Dec

MORIARTY, LOUIS EDMUND  (R/87814) RCAF - age Unknown

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4334 PM-R of No 103 Sqn, which crashed near Driehuizen in Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery.

20-Dec

LOVE, JAMES HAWTHORNE  (R/95024) RCAF - age 29

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4334 PM-R of No 103 Sqn, which crashed near Driehuizen in Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery.

20-Dec

WATT, EDWIN JAMES DUGUID  (526911) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5697 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed near Monnickendam in Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

20-Dec

SKINNER, FREDERICK NEWMAN  (611063) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5697 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed near Monnickendam in Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

20-Dec

ANDERSON, GEORGE STEWART  (657590) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5697 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed near Monnickendam in Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

20-Dec

PATERSON, RONALD MCLAY  (1002396) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5697 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed near Monnickendam in Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

20-Dec

LAMB, FREDERICK VICTOR  (1320476) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5697 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed near Monnickendam in Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

20-Dec

GARDNER, JOHN  (R/101865) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5697 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed near Monnickendam in Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

20-Dec

WIBERG, RAYMOND DANIEL  (R/77557) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5697 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed near Monnickendam in Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

20-Dec

THOMPSON, WALTER JOHN HENRY  (400263) RAAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA622 of No 113 Sqn, which was shot down in flames by AA fire on a raid against Magwe airfield.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery.

20-Dec

O'NEILL, FRANCIS JAMES  (406033) RAAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA622 of No 113 Sqn, which was shot down in flames by AA fire on a raid against Magwe airfield.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery.

20-Dec

WILKIN, NOEL THOMAS  (102147V) SAAF - age 24

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA622 of No 113 Sqn, which was shot down in flames by AA fire on a raid against Magwe airfield.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery.

20-Dec

GRAINGER, ROBERT EDWARD  (1038512) RAFVR - age 33

LAC

He was serving with No 130 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Lower Mitton (St Michael) Churchyard.

20-Dec

HOULSTON, JACK EDWARD  (44484) RAF - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ387 of No 139 Sqn, which came down near Lingen-Ems on a raid to Rheine.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

ARMITAGE, JAMES LLOYD  (135457) RAFVR - age 33

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ387 of No 139 Sqn, which came down near Lingen-Ems on a raid to Rheine.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

WALLIS, MALCOLM RONALD  (1184035) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, BJ589 of No 156 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

20-Dec

CALVERT, CYRIL  (1191329) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, BJ589 of No 156 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

20-Dec

JACKES, JAMES CONNACHER  (J/16883) RCAF - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, BJ589 of No 156 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

20-Dec

BROOKE-NORRIS, SISSON WILLIAM  (160029) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1660 of No 156 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

WATKINS, FRANK VERNON  (404847) RNZAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1660 of No 156 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

20-Dec

WALKER, DERMID MCDERMID ORROCK  (641481) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7784 NP-Q of No 158 Sqn, which crashed near the airfield 12 minutes after take off from Rufforth on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Beath Eastern Cemetery.

20-Dec

BUCKLAND, JAMES  (1233255) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7784 NP-Q of No 158 Sqn, which crashed near the airfield 12 minutes after take off from Rufforth on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Talybont (Bethlehem) Congregational Chapelyard.

20-Dec

WOODLEY, BERNARD JACK  (1375573) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7784 NP-Q of No 158 Sqn, which crashed near the airfield 12 minutes after take off from Rufforth on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery.

20-Dec

BUTTERFIELD, JAMES WILD  (1382698) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AL988 of No 169 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Clifton near York.  He is buried in Hampstead Cemetery.

20-Dec

FAWCETT, AUSTIN BERNARD  (1048198) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter VI, EL407 or EL437 of No 248 Sqn, which were shot down off Brittany by Fw 190s.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Dec

BILLING, JAMES MILNE MONRO  (1118934) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter VI, EL407 or EL437 of No 248 Sqn, which were shot down off Brittany by Fw 190s.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Dec

FOWLER, JOHN LEONARD  (1152181) RAFVR - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter VI, EL407 or EL437 of No 248 Sqn, which were shot down off Brittany by Fw 190s.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Dec

SHARPE, HOWARD ANDREW  (R/67252) RCAF - age 27

WO I

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter VI, EL407 or EL437 of No 248 Sqn, which were shot down off Brittany by Fw 190s.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Dec

THAGARD, VICTOR JOSEPH  (J/8392) RCAF - age 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk, ? of No 260 Sqn, which failed to return from a strafing sortie near Tamet.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20-Dec

McCLIVE, LLOYD PETER  (R/83028) RCAF - age 25

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk III, FR134 of No 260 Sqn, which failed to return from a strafing sortie near Tamet.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20-Dec

CROFT, MORRIS WILLIAM  (573453) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7768 of No 405 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Newbridge on the Isle of Wight.  He is buried in Boldre (St John) Churchyard.

20-Dec

STOLLERY, ERNEST  (J/10706) RCAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7768 of No 405 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Newbridge on the Isle of Wight.  He is buried in Boldre (St John) Churchyard.

20-Dec

VAN BRUNT, NORMAN ALBERT  (R/110223) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7768 of No 405 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Newbridge on the Isle of Wight.  He is buried in Boldre (St John) Churchyard.

20-Dec

WAGNER, GERALD EDWARD  (R/124697) RCAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7768 of No 405 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Newbridge on the Isle of Wight.  He is buried in Boldre (St John) Churchyard.

20-Dec

FUGERE, MICHAEL WILLIAM  (R/65663) RCAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7768 of No 405 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Newbridge on the Isle of Wight.  He is buried in Boldre (St John) Churchyard.

20-Dec

SNARR, LLOYD ELSWORTH  (R/73321) RCAF - age 22

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7768 of No 405 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Newbridge on the Isle of Wight.  He is buried in Boldre (St John) Churchyard.

20-Dec

WASHER, ROBERT  (128420) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7768 of No 405 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Newbridge on the Isle of Wight.  He is buried in Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery.

20-Dec

CHOLETTE, JOSEPH HENRI JACQUES  (J/16502) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1729 KW-T of No 425 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.

20-Dec

MARTEL, PIERRE AUGUSTINE GUY  (J/16503) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1729 KW-T of No 425 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.

20-Dec

ROY, CHARLES WILLIAM HORLEY  (R/55159) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1729 KW-T of No 425 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.

20-Dec

RAYMOND, JEAN PAUL ALBAN  (R/77340) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1729 KW-T of No 425 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Duisburg.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.

20-Dec

PERCIVAL, ROBERT GEORGE  (1312567) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1534 of No 21 OTU, which killed when a photoflash jammed and exploded during a bombing practice causing the aircraft to catch fire.  He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery.

20-Dec

REES, ALUN GRIFFITHS  (405084) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, W5662 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Dec

VERNON, ARTHUR HUGH  (123441) RAFVR - age 20

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, W5662 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Dec

FRASER, JAMES PAGAN  (123890) RAFVR - age 34

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, W5662 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Dec

BISPHAM, HARRY  (1077340) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, W5662 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Dec

WHITE, KENNETH OLIVER  (1077426) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, W5662 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Dec

RUSS, RAYMOND ARTHUR HARRY  (1270570) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, W5662 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Dec

HEYES, WILLIAM  (1022397) RAFVR - age 29

LAC

He was serving with No 57 RSU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

20-Dec

HUMPHREY, GEORGE DONALD  (409122) RAAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, L5975 of No 7 FIS, which dived into the ground near Newbury, Berkshire.  He is buried in Upavon Cemetery.

20-Dec

GEAR, BRIAN ARTHUR  (1300262) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, L5975 of No 7 FIS, which dived into the ground near Newbury, Berkshire.  He is buried in Upavon Cemetery.

20-Dec

SMITH, GEORGE  (123020) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was serving with No 9 (C) OTU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Dec

RUSSELL, BASIL HENRY SACKVILLE  (77419) RAFVR - age 38

Sqn Ldr

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

20-Dec

DAVIES, THOMAS ALBERT  (525661) RAF - age Unknown

LAC

He was travelling or serving aboard HMT California, but the circumstances of his death have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Dec

KENT, KENNETH  (1522035) RAFVR - age 20

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 Rother Valley.  He is buried in South Anston (St James) Churchyard.

21-Dec

TAYLOR, DONALD MARTIN HOWARD  (116420) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF358 MG-C of No 7 Sqn, which came down at Void-Vacon in France on a raid to Munich.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Dec

MILNE, WILLIAM ALEXANDER  (124270) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF358 MG-C of No 7 Sqn, which came down at Void-Vacon in France on a raid to Munich.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Dec

RUMBOLL, JOHN KITCHENER PLUMMER  (137209) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF358 MG-C of No 7 Sqn, which came down at Void-Vacon in France on a raid to Munich.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Dec

BENTHAM, THOMAS  (1057074) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF358 MG-C of No 7 Sqn, which came down at Void-Vacon in France on a raid to Munich.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Dec

LAUNDON, ALWYNE CLARENDON REDFERN  (137567) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF358 MG-C of No 7 Sqn, which came down at Void-Vacon in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Void Communal Cemetery.

21-Dec

STAFF, ARTHUR  (1031421) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF358 MG-C of No 7 Sqn, which came down at Void-Vacon in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Void Communal Cemetery.

21-Dec

FROST, HENRY WILLIAM  (1298071) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF358 MG-C of No 7 Sqn, which came down at Void-Vacon in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Void Communal Cemetery.

21-Dec

GILLAN, PATRICK JOSEPH  (1347529) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF358 MG-C of No 7 Sqn, which came down at Void-Vacon in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Void Communal Cemetery.

21-Dec

DURO, HECTOR  (88416) RAFVR - age 34

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9262 MG-A of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down near Rethel in France by a night fighter on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Seraincourt Churchyard.

21-Dec

DICKENSON, GEORGE ROBERT  (1065732) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9262 MG-A of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down near Rethel in France by a night fighter on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Seraincourt Churchyard.

21-Dec

CARPENTER, ANTHONY THORPE  (1334417) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9262 MG-A of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down near Rethel in France by a night fighter on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Seraincourt Churchyard.

21-Dec

DAVIES, JOHN  (126537) RAFVR - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7632 MG-N of No 7 Sqn, which came down at Jussecourt-Minecourt in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Jussecourt-Minecourt Churchyard.

21-Dec

HENLY, ROBERT WILLIAM  (132073) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7632 MG-N of No 7 Sqn, which came down at Jussecourt-Minecourt in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Jussecourt-Minecourt Churchyard.

21-Dec

ELLIS, JOHN  (403955) RNZAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7632 MG-N of No 7 Sqn, which came down at Jussecourt-Minecourt in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Jussecourt-Minecourt Churchyard.

21-Dec

ENRIGHT, LEO DANIEL  (405264) RNZAF - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7632 MG-N of No 7 Sqn, which came down at Jussecourt-Minecourt in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Jussecourt-Minecourt Churchyard.

21-Dec

PETERSON, BERNARD LESLIE  (412350) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7632 MG-N of No 7 Sqn, which came down at Jussecourt-Minecourt in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Jussecourt-Minecourt Churchyard.

21-Dec

DIXON, JOHN JOSEPH  (631704) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7632 MG-N of No 7 Sqn, which came down at Jussecourt-Minecourt in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Jussecourt-Minecourt Churchyard.

21-Dec

O'DWYER, FRANCIS ANTHONY  (1220416) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7632 MG-N of No 7 Sqn, which came down at Jussecourt-Minecourt in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Jussecourt-Minecourt Churchyard.

21-Dec

MOFFAT, JOHN ALEXANDER WILSON  (128685) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4185 WS-G of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near the target on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Oberschleissheim Churchyard.

21-Dec

FENWICKE-CLENNELL, EDWARD  (139612) RAF - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4185 WS-G of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near the target on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Oberschleissheim Churchyard.

21-Dec

WARREN, JACK PASSMORE  (1060037) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4185 WS-G of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near the target on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Oberschleissheim Churchyard.

21-Dec

BAKER, JACK HILTON  (1175563) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4185 WS-G of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near the target on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Oberschleissheim Churchyard.

21-Dec

CLARKSON, ROBERT GUY  (J/16871) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4185 WS-G of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near the target on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Oberschleissheim Churchyard.

21-Dec

EDWARDS, JOHN FREDERICK  (R/91707) RCAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4185 WS-G of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near the target on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Oberschleissheim Churchyard.

21-Dec

STAG, WILLIAM MCGEE  (1026227) RAFVR - age Unknown

Cpl

He was serving with No 10 Sqn at Melbourne, and died in Pocklington Station Sick Quarters from a brain haemorrhage, having been admitted the previous day.  He is buried in Barmby-on-the-Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard.

21-Dec

BIGGANE, DENZIL FRANCIS HERIZ  (60569) RAFVR - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4125 KM-Q of No 44 Sqn, which crashed near Bad Rappenau in Germany on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

21-Dec

IMRIE, WILLIAM  (1019050) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4125 KM-Q of No 44 Sqn, which crashed near Bad Rappenau in Germany on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

21-Dec

PONT, HENRY CLIFFORD  (1468057) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4125 KM-Q of No 44 Sqn, which crashed near Bad Rappenau in Germany on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

21-Dec

COOK, RICHARD  (1577367) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4125 KM-Q of No 44 Sqn, which crashed near Bad Rappenau in Germany on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

21-Dec

READ, KENNETH NEVILLE  (R/107162) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4125 KM-Q of No 44 Sqn, which crashed near Bad Rappenau in Germany on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

21-Dec

STUBBS, CECIL RAYMOND  (21315) RAAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4234 of No 57 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Geraardsbergen Communal Cemetery.

21-Dec

BOWLES, RONALD ALFRED  (110640) RAFVR - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4234 of No 57 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Geraardsbergen Communal Cemetery.

21-Dec

MULHOLLAND, ALEXANDER ERIC  (119205) RAFVR - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4234 of No 57 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Geraardsbergen Communal Cemetery.

21-Dec

PEARMAN, MAURICE CHARLES  (1067033) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4234 of No 57 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Geraardsbergen Communal Cemetery.

21-Dec

ABRAHAM, ARTHUR LESLIE  (1177690) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4234 of No 57 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Geraardsbergen Communal Cemetery.

21-Dec

DRAIN, JOHN ARTHUR  (1394720) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4234 of No 57 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Geraardsbergen Communal Cemetery.

21-Dec

ROSE, JOHN COLIN MCINTOSH  (401249) RAAF - age 21

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4787 of No 103 Sqn, which came down near Maubeuge in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Mauberge-Centre Cemetery.

21-Dec

FISHER, FRANK JOHN  (577301) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4787 of No 103 Sqn, which came down near Maubeuge in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Mauberge-Centre Cemetery.

21-Dec

HAWKINS, GORDON THOMAS  (655684) RAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4787 of No 103 Sqn, which came down near Maubeuge in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Mauberge-Centre Cemetery.

21-Dec

RYAN, WILLIAM EDWARD  (985591) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4787 of No 103 Sqn, which came down near Maubeuge in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Mauberge-Centre Cemetery.

21-Dec

SMITH, EDWARD JACK  (1213633) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4787 of No 103 Sqn, which came down near Maubeuge in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Mauberge-Centre Cemetery.

21-Dec

DONALD, PETER LAIRD  (1219684) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4787 of No 103 Sqn, which came down near Maubeuge in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Mauberge-Centre Cemetery.

21-Dec

TRIMMER, FREDERICK  (1393247) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4787 of No 103 Sqn, which came down near Maubeuge in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Mauberge-Centre Cemetery.

21-Dec

FAULK, IVOR GEORGE ARTHUR  (83803) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4820 PM-S of No 103 Sqn, which came down near Vavincourt in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Vavincourt Communal Cemetery.

21-Dec

JEFFERIES, JOHN MASSEY  (405154) RAAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4820 PM-S of No 103 Sqn, which came down near Vavincourt in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Vavincourt Communal Cemetery.

21-Dec

ROBB, ROBERT IAN  (408736) RAAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4820 PM-S of No 103 Sqn, which came down near Vavincourt in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Vavincourt Communal Cemetery.

21-Dec

KITCHEN, GEORGE HENRY  (943904) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4820 PM-S of No 103 Sqn, which came down near Vavincourt in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Vavincourt Communal Cemetery.

21-Dec

NICHOLLS, GWILYM  (951248) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4820 PM-S of No 103 Sqn, which came down near Vavincourt in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Vavincourt Communal Cemetery.

21-Dec

JEFFREYS, ARTHUR  (1512110) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4820 PM-S of No 103 Sqn, which came down near Vavincourt in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Vavincourt Communal Cemetery.

21-Dec

COOKE, GRIMWOOD CHOKE  (80346) RAFVR - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5574 of No 106 Sqn, which came down near Beaufort-au-Argonne in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Beaufort-en-Argonne Churchyard.

21-Dec

GOODWIN, BERNARD CUTHBERT  (120850) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5574 of No 106 Sqn, which came down near Beaufort-au-Argonne in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Beaufort-en-Argonne Churchyard.

21-Dec

CAMPLIN, ARTHUR MUSSENDINE  (137659) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5574 of No 106 Sqn, which came down near Beaufort-au-Argonne in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Beaufort-en-Argonne Churchyard.

21-Dec

REYNOLDS, MICHAEL  (658695) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5574 of No 106 Sqn, which came down near Beaufort-au-Argonne in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Beaufort-en-Argonne Churchyard.

21-Dec

MORRELL, FRED  (938106) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5574 of No 106 Sqn, which came down near Beaufort-au-Argonne in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Beaufort-en-Argonne Churchyard.

21-Dec

LOUCH, BRIAN GORDON  (624360) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5574 of No 106 Sqn, which came down near Beaufort-au-Argonne in France on a raid to Munich.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Dec

GREENWOOD, VICTOR  (543208) RAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5914 of No 106 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Wevelgem Communal Cemetery.

21-Dec

BRINKHURST, JOHN DERRICK  (917837) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5914 of No 106 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Wevelgem Communal Cemetery.

21-Dec

MELLORS, TREVOR  (940704) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5914 of No 106 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Wevelgem Communal Cemetery.

21-Dec

PARSONS, RAYMOND EUGENE  (1298589) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

He was serving with No 147 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

21-Dec

DOBSON, WALTER ARTHUR  (R/90254) RCAF - age 20

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER721 of No 152 Sqn, which was probably shot down by flak in the Mateur area.  He is buried in Beja War Cemetery..

21-Dec

CYBULSKI, STANLEY JULIAN  (J/15531) RCAF - age 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK386 of No 156 Sqn, which came down near Matignicourt-et-Goncourt in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Matignicourt-et-Goncourt Churchyard.

21-Dec

MANN, LLOYD ROBERTSON  (J/15638) RCAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK386 of No 156 Sqn, which came down near Matignicourt-et-Goncourt in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Matignicourt-et-Goncourt Churchyard.

21-Dec

CRAWFORD, WILLIAM SAMUEL  (J/15665) RCAF - age 21

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK386 of No 156 Sqn, which came down near Matignicourt-et-Goncourt in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Matignicourt-et-Goncourt Churchyard.

21-Dec

BOYES, HARRY THOMAS  (J/16933) RCAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK386 of No 156 Sqn, which came down near Matignicourt-et-Goncourt in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Matignicourt-et-Goncourt Churchyard.

21-Dec

SULLIVAN, JOSEPH PATRICK  (J/6841) RCAF - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK386 of No 156 Sqn, which came down near Matignicourt-et-Goncourt in France on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Matignicourt-et-Goncourt Churchyard.

21-Dec

BANNERMAN, DOUGLAS ROBERT  (414380) RNZAF - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4191 EM-Q of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Amersfoot (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.

21-Dec

HIND, PETER CLINCH  (657626) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4191 EM-Q of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Amersfoot (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.

21-Dec

BENTLEY, GORDON JOSEPH  (1020750) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4191 EM-Q of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Amersfoot (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.

21-Dec

WALKER, JAMES ROY  (1119267) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4191 EM-Q of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Amersfoot (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.

21-Dec

BATE, HAROLD  (1195168) RAFVR - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4191 EM-Q of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Amersfoot (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.

21-Dec

DEAN, GEORGE JAMES  (1318175) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4191 EM-Q of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Amersfoot (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.

21-Dec

DAVEY, CECIL ALBERT  (1585901) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4191 EM-Q of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Amersfoot (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.

21-Dec

DYMEK Stanislaw (P.780434) PAF - age 27

Cpl

He was serving with No 300 Sqn, and died from natural causes in the RAF Hospital, Sleaford.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

21-Dec

VALENTINE, WILLIAM HERBERT  (1040940) RAFVR - age 37

LAC

He was serving with No 2771 Sqn, RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Dec

COOKE, HORACE  (1310734) RAFVR - age 30

Cpl

He was serving with No 2828 Sqn, RAF Regiment and committed suicide by shooting himself in his bunk.  He is buried in Stourbridge (Lyeand Wollescote) Cemetery.

21-Dec

WHEELER, CLAUDE GEORGE  (1292669) RAFVR - age 30

Cpl

He was serving with No 5051 Airfield Construction Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

21-Dec

LEGARSKI Franciszek (P.780588) PAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, T4032 of No 2 AGS, which collided with N1625 near Dalcross in Inverness.  He is buried in Inverness (Tomnahurich) Cemetery.

21-Dec

SMITH, DONALD  (994324) RAFVR - age Unknown

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N1625 of No 2 AGS, which collided with T4032 near Dalcross in Inverness.  He is buried in Allerton (Prospect) Methodist Chapelyard.

21-Dec

CROUCH, SYDNEY  (H271329) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, T4032 of No 2 AGS, which collided with N1625 near Dalcross in Inverness.  He is buried in/or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park.

21-Dec

BURNS, STANLEY  (543529) RAF - age 23

Cpl

He was serving with No 226 AMES at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in La Reunion War Cemetery.

21-Dec

WATSON, FREDERICK DONALD  (1433898) RAFVR - age 26

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Hind, 3020 of No 23 Air School, which stalled whilst making a climbing turn.  He is buried in Thaba Tshwane (New) Military Cemetery.

21-Dec

DEVENISH, DENIS ANTHONY  (710134) RAFVR - age 33

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T7973 of No 26 EFTS, which was lost on this date.  He is buried in Gweru Cemetery.

21-Dec

WEATHERLEY, WILLIAM EDWARD  (1386859) RAFVR - age 29

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 6234 of No 7 AOS, which crashed near the airfield at Portage-la-Prairie after bursting into flames on a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Portage-la-Prairie (Hillside) Cemetery.

21-Dec

CROFT, WALTER STEVEN  (1575818) RAFVR - age 31

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 6234 of No 7 AOS, which crashed near the airfield at Portage-la-Prairie after bursting into flames on a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Portage-la-Prairie (Hillside) Cemetery.

21-Dec

TRIBE, WILLIAM FERNLY  (1460752) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was travelling aboard the SS Strathallan at the time of his death, which was sunk by the U-652 whilst transporting British personnel to Algiers.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery.

21-Dec

JAMES, KENNETH RUSSELL  (1414682) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

He was travelling aboard the SS Strathallan at the time of his death, which was sunk by the U-652 whilst transporting British personnel to Algiers.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Dec

PHILLIPS, HAROLD SEYMOUR  (1681461) RAFVR - age 35

LAC

He was travelling aboard the SS Strathallan at the time of his death, which was sunk by the U-652 whilst transporting British personnel to Algiers.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Dec

BOYLE, MARY WILLIAMSON  (432982) WAAF - age 19

ACW1

She was serving in the UK died in West Highland Cottage Hospital, Oban, from acute appendicitis, general peritonitis and septicaemia.  She is buried in Glasgow (Cardonald) Cemetery.

21-Dec

THOMPSON, SIDNEY  (649587) RAF - 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 Bridgend.  He is buried in Hebburn Cemetery.

21-Dec

CLARK, STANLEY WILLIAM  (118134) RAFVR - age 39

Fg 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 Oxford.  He is buried in Kingston-upon-Thames Cemetery.

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