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Casualties - 22 - 28 December 1942


22-Dec

MITCHELL, HERBERT ELGIN  (C/1638) RCAF - age 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, ? of No 89 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit after the dinghy broke loose and fouled the tail.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

22-Dec

TREBELL, JAMES GILLHAM DFM (J/17059) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, ? of No 89 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit after the dinghy broke loose and fouled the tail.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

22-Dec

FOXLEY, ALBERT CECIL  (811126) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ360 GB-A of No 105 Sqn, which was shot down by light flak over Holland on a raid to Termonde.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

22-Dec

CLOUTIER, JOSEPH EDWARD  (R/97434) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ360 GB-A of No 105 Sqn, which was shot down by light flak over Holland on a raid to Termonde.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

22-Dec

CHRISTIAN, HAROLD DAVID  (400779) RAAF - age 25

Plt Off

He died from wounds sustained whilst flying in Spitfire VC, ER605 of No 111 Sqn, which was shot down by friendly AA fire during an operational sweep.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery.

22-Dec

HENDERSON, JACK DFC (106193) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 234 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Dec

SELLARS, GEORGE LESLIE  (122241) RAFVR - age 32

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE391 of No 466 Sqn, which is believed to have come down in the sea during a training flight to test the defences of Sheffield and Leeds.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Dec

EGERTON, ROBERT  (656273) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE391 of No 466 Sqn, which is believed to have come down in the sea during a training flight to test the defences of Sheffield and Leeds.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Dec

DAVISON, JOSEPH  (1091396) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE391 of No 466 Sqn, which is believed to have come down in the sea during a training flight to test the defences of Sheffield and Leeds.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Dec

DORN, DAVID  (1437407) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE391 of No 466 Sqn, which is believed to have come down in the sea during a training flight to test the defences of Sheffield and Leeds.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Dec

HOGBEN, DONALD LORNE  (R/91395) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE391 of No 466 Sqn, which is believed to have come down in the sea during a training flight to test the defences of Sheffield and Leeds.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Dec

OWEN, RICHARD CECIL  (1483664) RAFVR - age 31

AC1

He was serving with No 911 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Leigh Cemetery.

22-Dec

MERRISON, JOSEPH FREDERICK  (928709) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was serving with No 995 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery.

22-Dec

BRAITHWAITE, ROBERT NOEL  (1379657) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5494 of No 1446 Flt, which was on loan to No 21 OTU when it crashed into high ground near Gertan in Wales whilst flying in a valley at night.  He is buried in Addlestone Burial Ground.

22-Dec

HOGG, DENNIS WALTER  (121776) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5494 of No 1446 Flt, which was on loan to No 21 OTU when it crashed into high ground near Gertan in Wales whilst flying in a valley at night.  He is buried in Aldborough Hatch (St Peter) Churchyard.

22-Dec

STABLES, ROBINSON  (126972) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5494 of No 1446 Flt, which was on loan to No 21 OTU when it crashed into high ground near Gertan in Wales whilst flying in a valley at night.  He is buried in Arlecdon (St Michael) Churchyard.

22-Dec

CHATTERTON, ERIC FRANK  (127150) RAFVR - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5494 of No 1446 Flt, which was on loan to No 21 OTU when it crashed into high ground near Gertan in Wales whilst flying in a valley at night.  He is buried in Ipswich Cemetery.

22-Dec

GRAYSON, RONALD LEAKE  (123114) RAFVR - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5494 of No 1446 Flt, which was on loan to No 21 OTU when it crashed into high ground near Gertan in Wales whilst flying in a valley at night.  He is buried in Rotherham (Moorgate) Cemetery.

22-Dec

WAGSTAFF, ERIC GORDON  (41382) RNZAF - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV915 of No 26 OTU, which collided with Z8950 of the same unit during night bombing exercise.  He is buried in Aylesbury Cemetery.

22-Dec

OSBORNE, JOHN DENNIS  (1291071) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV915 of No 26 OTU, which collided with Z8950 of the same unit during night bombing exercise.  He is buried in Aylesbury Cemetery.

22-Dec

PRECEY, WILLIAM  (1386122) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV915 of No 26 OTU, which collided with Z8950 of the same unit during night bombing exercise.  He is buried in Aylesbury Cemetery.

22-Dec

KING, ERIC CHARLES  (1271762) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV915 of No 26 OTU, which collided with Z8950 of the same unit during night bombing exercise.  He is buried in or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park.

22-Dec

FEORD, JOHN  (1322828) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV915 of No 26 OTU, which collided with Z8950 of the same unit during night bombing exercise.  He is buried in Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium.

22-Dec

GARDNER, GEORGE  (1334803) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV915 of No 26 OTU, which collided with Z8950 of the same unit during night bombing exercise.  He is buried in Wrecclesham (St Peter) Churchyard Extension.

22-Dec

PATTERSON, JOHN  (1149385) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8950 of No 26 OTU, which collided with DV915 of the same unit during night bombing exercise.  He is buried in Ashington (Holy Sepulchre) Churchyard.

22-Dec

RANDOLPH, CHARLES GORDON  (1334358) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8950 of No 26 OTU, which collided with DV915 of the same unit during night bombing exercise.  He is buried in Chingford Mount Cemetery.

22-Dec

CHARLTON, WILLIAM KENNETH  (1091736) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8950 of No 26 OTU, which collided with DV915 of the same unit during night bombing exercise.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St Andrew's and Jesmond) Cemetery.

22-Dec

WALTHO, DENNIS STANLEY  (1197566) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8950 of No 26 OTU, which collided with DV915 of the same unit during night bombing exercise.  He is buried in Trowell (St Helen) Churchyard.

22-Dec

WISHART, HAROLD PETER  (401728) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

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

22-Dec

HOSKINS, LEONARD ALBERT  (R/106581) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2091 of No 5 (C) OTU, which dived into the North Sea during a practice bombing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Dec

DUKICK, JOSEPH GEORGE  (R/71382) RCAF - age 27

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2091 of No 5 (C) OTU, which dived into the North Sea during a practice bombing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Dec

ERICKSON, DONALD LEIF  (R/87301) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2091 of No 5 (C) OTU, which dived into the North Sea during a practice bombing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Dec

FLETCHER, THOMAS JAMES  (1659070) RAFVR - age 32

AC2

He was serving in the RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death is registered at Weston.  He is buried in Walsall (Bloxwich) Cemetery.

22-Dec

BENSON, GEORGE ALFRED  (1330799) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DL959 of the RAFC, which crashed in a forced landing near Digby.  He is buried in East Sheen Cemetery.

22-Dec

PATERSON, GORDON DAVID  (1335358) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DL959 of the RAFC, which crashed in a forced landing near Digby.  He is buried in North Walsham New Cemetery.

22-Dec

WEST, DEREK NORMAN  (1605842) RAFVR - age 19

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 Scarborough.  He is buried in Greenford Park Cemetery.

22-Dec

OWEN-JONES, THOMAS  (108573) RAFVR - age Unknown

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 Westminster (Thomas O Jones - 28).  He is buried in Repton (St Wystan) Churchyard.

23-Dec

WOOD, CHARLES HAROLD  (653402) RAF - age 27

LAC

He had been serving with No 36 Sqn and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Mukaishima in Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery.

23-Dec

DAMANT, JACK FREDERICK  (1251793) RAFVR - age 22

AC2

He was serving with No 52 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Mosul War Cemetery.

23-Dec

NEWPORT TINLEY, GERVASE FRANCIS BENTON DFC (108998) RAFVR - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II W7775 NF-R of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down near Meppel whilst on a SOE mission.  He is buried in Staphorst (Ijhorst) General Cemetery.

23-Dec

HOWARD, CHARLES ANTHONY DFC (580998) RAF - age Unknown

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II W7775 NF-R of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down near Meppel whilst on a SOE mission.  He is buried in Staphorst (Ijhorst) General Cemetery.

23-Dec

TAYLOR, HENRY CHARLES  (624640) RAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II W7775 NF-R of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down near Meppel whilst on a SOE mission.  He is buried in Staphorst (Ijhorst) General Cemetery.

23-Dec

PICK, BEN MICHAEL  (1194506) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II W7775 NF-R of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down near Meppel whilst on a SOE mission.  He is buried in Staphorst (Ijhorst) General Cemetery.

23-Dec

NIXON, BERNARD STEARMAN  (1252858) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II W7775 NF-R of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down near Meppel whilst on a SOE mission.  He is buried in Staphorst (Ijhorst) General Cemetery.

23-Dec

HAYES, CYRIL CLIFFORD  (1331642) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II W7775 NF-R of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down near Meppel whilst on a SOE mission.  He is buried in Staphorst (Ijhorst) General Cemetery.

23-Dec

WILLSON, ERIC FRANK  (1176038) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM695 of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Dec

ELLAM, JAMES LLOYD  (J/5909) RCAF - age 26

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM695 of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Dec

WOODWARD, CHARLES WALTER  (J/6867) RCAF - age 22

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM695 of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Dec

GAUCHER, JOSEPH LUCIEN  (R/70948) RCAF - age 21

WO I

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM695 of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Dec

DAVIS, ALAN ROLAND NEWNHAM  (1254599) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, R8837 of No 609 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 off Cap Griz Nez.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Dec

NEILSON, ROBERT BAXTER  (1370210) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, BB685 of No 11 EFTS, which collided with Swordfish, K8407 near Elcho in Perthshire.  He is buried in Dalziel (Airbles) Cemetery.

23-Dec

HUNTER, KENNETH BELL  (1672053) RAFVR - age 26

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, BB685 of No 11 EFTS, which collided with Swordfish, K8407 near Elcho in Perthshire.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery.

23-Dec

MALLETT, ERIC HERBERT  (1236072) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was serving with No 301 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery.

23-Dec

HINDLE, WILLIAM DESMOND PATRICK  (1336190) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L4872 of No 51 OTU, which crashed on take off from Cranfield following an engine failure.  He is buried in Accrington Cemetery.

23-Dec

PEARSON, RANDAL GEORGE  (1339699) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L4872 of No 51 OTU, which crashed on take off from Cranfield following an engine failure.  He is buried in Kempston Cemetery.

23-Dec

CAMPBELL, GILLIAN LORNE DFC (81680) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS139 of the AAEE, which flew into the ground in fog during a test flight.  He is buried in Durrington Cemetery.

23-Dec

MOULD, HENRY HAROLD BROWNLOW  (70870) RAF - age 26

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, V8387 of the TFU, which was shot down by a Spitfire whilst carrying out a test flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Dec

DOWNING, ARTHUR ERNEST  (138143) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, V8387 of the TFU, which was shot down by a Spitfire whilst carrying out a test flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Dec

TANDY, ALFRED HENRY  (1089327) RAFVR - age 26

AC1

His unit and the circumstances of his death have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery.

23-Dec

SALMON, RICHARD VAUGHAN  (1457534) 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 Uxbridge.  He is buried in Rochester (St Margaret's) Cemetery.

24-Dec

SAWYER, ARTHUR DANIEL  (1425860) RAFVR - age 19

AC1

He was serving with No 21 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery.

24-Dec

KIRK, WILLIAM  (1107975) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

He was serving with No 89 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery.

24-Dec

MAXWELL, CHARLES WILLIAM  (1528393) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was serving with No 89 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery.

24-Dec

DUFF, DANIEL JAMES STEWART  (941229) RAFVR - age 24

Cpl

He was serving with No 100 Sqn but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Mukaishima in Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery.

24-Dec

SAGE, WILTON MCBRIDE  (415370) RNZAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM326 of No 165 Sqn, which dived vertically into the ground near Horsham possibly as a result of an oxygen failure.  He is buried in Tangmere (St Andrew) Churchyard.

24-Dec

SLATER, JOHN FRANCIS  (936838) RAFVR - age Unknown

Cpl

He had been serving with No 242 Sqn and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in the Hakadate area of Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery.

24-Dec

KOSTROMIN, EDGAR CHARLES  (528577) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN989 of No 615 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Magwe airfield.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

24-Dec

WALLACE, ALFRED HAROLD  (791140) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BP503 of No 1 RSU, which failed to return from an air test between Tmimi and Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Dec

BRANT, RONALD ARTHUR  (1238784) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD261 of No 10 OTU, which ditched off Land's End following an engine failure during an anti-submarine patrol.  He is buried in Boston (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

24-Dec

RUMSEY, ARTHUR BERNARD PUTNAM  (1319652) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD261 of No 10 OTU, which ditched off Land's End following an engine failure during an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Dec

BOOTLE, JOSEPH FREDERICK  (1126805) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD261 of No 10 OTU, which ditched off Land's End following an engine failure during an anti-submarine patrol.  He is buried in Southport (Duke Street) Cemetery.

24-Dec

MARKS, MONTAGUE MAURICE  (929643) RAFVR - age 28

LAC

He was serving with No 112 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery.

24-Dec

CHARTERS, RALPH DAVID  (J/13086) RCAF - age 20

Fg Off

He was serving with No 3 PRC at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Bournemouth North Cemetery.

24-Dec

WALLEY, DANIEL  (351818) RAF - age 43

LAC

He was serving with No 30 MU and was killed in a 'hit and run' accident with a vehicle in Chester, whilst off duty.  He is buried in Hawarden (St Deiniol) Churchyard.

24-Dec

WATTERS, WILLIAM JAMES  (1560678) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT6A, possibly 41-711 of No 4 BFTS, which crashed in the Rincon Mountains about 20 miles from Tucson, cause unknown.  He is buried in Mesa City Cemetery.

24-Dec

STANION, VERNON WILLIAM LAMOND DFC (76018) RAFVR - age 35

Sqn Ldr

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 Banbury Cemetery.

24-Dec

SINDEN, REGINALD CHARLES ALBERT  (1442657) RAF - age 36

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 Dartford.  He is buried in Bexley Heath Cemetery.

24-Dec

DOLPHIN, FRANCIS GORDON  (1386319) 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 Stamford.  He is buried in or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park.

24-Dec

LECKENBY, FREDERICK  (243707) RAF - age 44

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 Leeds.  He is buried in Leeds Roman Catholic Cemetery.

25-Dec

FORD, NORMAN KENNETH  (1381557) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was serving with No 135 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery.

25-Dec

HODGINS, WILLIAM ALBERT  (122536) RAFVR - age 41

Fg Off

He was serving with No 276 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery.

25-Dec

PEDRICK, JOHN HENRY  (1317921) RAFVR - age 19

AC1

He was serving with No 2 Armoured Car Company and was killed when the jeep in which he was travelling detonated a mine on Nofila to Sirte road.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery.

25-Dec

NOEL, MARTIAL RAYMOND  (710061) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was serving with No 21 EFTS at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

25-Dec

SMITH, HAROLD BERNARD  (108507) RAFVR - age 38

Fg Off

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

25-Dec

THOMPSON, REGINALD EDWIN  (572339)  - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP266 of RAFFC, which failed to arrive in the UK on a ferry flight across the Atlantic.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

25-Dec

HARDING, ROY  (1318417) RAF Ferry Command - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP267 of RAFFC, which failed to arrive in the UK on a ferry flight across the Atlantic.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

25-Dec

SWEENEY, JAMES HENRY  (509099) RAF - age Unknown

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Haddington (St Martin's) New Burial Ground.

26-Dec

LLOYD, GEOFFREY STANTON  (411972) RNZAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, HW486 of No 32 Sqn, which collided with a Dakota whilst landing at Maison Blanche.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery.

26-Dec

GALE, HARRY CHARLES  (804302) AuxAF - age 24

Cpl

He was serving with No 242 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

26-Dec

PACKER, CHARLES EDMUND  (979304) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 255 Sqn and was killed during a strafing attack by enemy aircraft.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

26-Dec

RICHARDS, JOHN  (R/102798) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LA970 of No 1 OADU, which disappeared on a transit flight from Gibraltar to Aden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Dec

ROLLINGS, WILLIAM ALFRED  (R/102864) RCAF - age 35

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LA970 of No 1 OADU, which disappeared on a transit flight from Gibraltar to Aden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Dec

DE GRUCHY, FRANCIS ANTHONY  (R/104758) RCAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LA970 of No 1 OADU, which disappeared on a transit flight from Gibraltar to Aden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Dec

LE BEL, JOSEPH OVILA MAURICE  (R/108443) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LA970 of No 1 OADU, which disappeared on a transit flight from Gibraltar to Aden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Dec

HODGES, CHARLES BENSON  (R/73462) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LA970 of No 1 OADU, which disappeared on a transit flight from Gibraltar to Aden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Dec

PALMER, DENIS  (525143) RAF - age 30

Cpl

He was serving with No 164 Wing at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

26-Dec

REED, FRANK SUTTON  (966980) RAFVR - age 25

LAC

He was serving with No 20 SFTS at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

26-Dec

MORE, GEORGE MACKAY  (628668) RAF - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 44 Air School at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Grahamstown New Cemetery.

26-Dec

EVANS, WILLIAM JOHN  (535134) RAF - age 28

Cpl

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.

26-Dec

GIBSON, WILLIAM  (995749) RAFVR - age 28

AC1

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

26-Dec

WYATT, JOHN GEORGE  (1385628) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was serving at Harwell at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Dec

BOARDMAN, CLIFFORD  (980284) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

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

26-Dec

WILDE, JOHN CHANTREY  (1659873) 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 Oxford.  He is buried in Oxford Crematorium.

26-Dec

WALTER, ALEC  (1155861) RAFVR - age 27

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 Howden.  He is buried in Widecombe-in-the-Moor (St Pancras) Churchyard.

27-Dec

SMITH, KENNETH EWEN  (404417) RNZAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA817 of No 114 Sqn, which crashed when an engine cut through lack of fuel whilst attempting an emergency landing at Canrobert in fog on return from a raid against the Tunis-Massicault road.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery.

27-Dec

POPPLESTONE, CYRIL LLOYD WINSTON  (48626) RAF - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK389 of No 117 Sqn, which was shot down by a USAAF fighter over Thelepte.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery.

27-Dec

THIELE, ROY CHRISTIAN  (405112) RAAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK389 of No 117 Sqn, which was shot down by a USAAF fighter over Thelepte.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery.

27-Dec

MILLS, ARTHUR ALFRED JAMES  (928684) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK389 of No 117 Sqn, which was shot down by a USAAF fighter over Thelepte.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery.

27-Dec

HOLLIDAY, THOMAS  (939976) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK389 of No 117 Sqn, which was shot down by a USAAF fighter over Thelepte.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery.

27-Dec

PYE, WILFRED JOHN  (1066295) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK389 of No 117 Sqn, which was shot down by a USAAF fighter over Thelepte.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery.

27-Dec

FITCH, JACK DUNNING  (520529) RAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LA998 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Dec

JONES, WILLIAM EDWARD  (538255) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LA998 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Dec

WEBBER, JOHN  (1113232) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LA998 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Dec

DEVINE, THOMAS  (1311471) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LA998 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Dec

CAINE, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (1311550) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LA998 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Dec

PEACE, FRED  (1431262) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LA998 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Dec

NEWEY, ALLAN SPENCER  (76248) RAFVR - age 31

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, ? of No 179 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

27-Dec

DUNN, HAROLD WILLIAM  (949763) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, ? of No 179 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

27-Dec

TUNNEY, LAWRENCE RAYMOND  (R/111442) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, ? of No 179 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

27-Dec

LITTLE, ROBERT CALDWELL  (R/112950) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, ? of No 179 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

27-Dec

WILSON, WILBUR JAMES  (R/51587) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, ? of No 179 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

27-Dec

MacCOSHAM, WILLIAM RAYMOND  (R/95723) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, ? of No 179 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

27-Dec

BROWN, EDWARD  (914755) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, FH426 of No 233 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol east of Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

27-Dec

EVANS, EDWARD VICTOR  (1377543) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, FH426 of No 233 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol east of Gibraltar.  He is buried in Minturno War Cemetery.

27-Dec

GRIFFIN, JOHN JOSEPH  (798715) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, FH426 of No 233 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol east of Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Dec

GREAVES, JOHN STEWART  (1027013) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, FH426 of No 233 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol east of Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial..

27-Dec

BREWER, FRANK EDGAR  (656817) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was serving with No 272 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.

27-Dec

VARIAN, DESMOND VICTOR  (89330) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM689 of No 500 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

27-Dec

McKENDRICK, FLETCHER  (403201) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM689 of No 500 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

27-Dec

SOUTHCOTT, RONALD THOMAS  (932503) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM689 of No 500 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

27-Dec

WALKER, EDGAR  (1262359) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM689 of No 500 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

27-Dec

GOOD, JOHN WILLIAM  (867139) AuxAF - age 48

AC1

He was serving with No 937 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (All Saints) Cemetery.

27-Dec

WEBSTER, KENNETH (1005563) RAFVR - age 21

Cpl

He was serving with No 205 Group at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

27-Dec

LOMAX, JOHN FREDERICK  (1119764) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was serving with No 22 PTC at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

27-Dec

FAY, WILLIAM LAWRENCE  (975122) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 5 (ME) ARU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

27-Dec

COWLEY, RONALD  (651730) RAF - age 26

LAC

He had been serving at Kallang and probably died in captivity.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

27-Dec

RUSSELL, CHARLES BRUCE  (932333) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He had been serving at P2? and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Mukaishima in Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery.

27-Dec

BOOKER, MYRTLE ROSE  (2007376) WAAF - age 20

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 Aylesbury.  She is buried in Bognor Regis Cemetery.

28-Dec

SCOTT, DAVID HORNE  (1066843) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 31 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

28-Dec

HENRY, JOHN  (1119246) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was serving with No 31 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

28-Dec

FORSTER, HUMPHREY REX  (1261889) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was serving with No 31 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

28-Dec

TAYLOR, AUBREY GEORGE  (1457016) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 97 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ipswich Cemetery.

28-Dec

SMITH, FRANCIS JOHN  (1261534) RAFVR - age 32

AC1

He had been serving with No 100 Sqn and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Mukaishima in Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery.

28-Dec

COTTRELL, RANDALL TYRONE  (39993) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8908 'H' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tunis docks.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

28-Dec

TURNER, ERIC CLAUDE  (400945) RAAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8908 'H' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tunis docks.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

28-Dec

COAKEY, ANDREW MICHAEL  (778785) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8908 'H' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tunis docks.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

28-Dec

STANSBURY, CYRIL NEVILLE  (1178924) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8908 'H' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tunis docks.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

28-Dec

VAN GELDER, NATHANIEL  (1377653) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8908 'H' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tunis docks.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

28-Dec

JEFFRIES, SAMUEL  (R/90733) RCAF - age 19

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8908 'H' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Tunis docks.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

28-Dec

GRAY, EDWIN ROY  (J/10222) RCAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER660 of No 152 Sqn, which failed to return from a sweep to Pont du Kahs.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery.

28-Dec

GLENWRIGHT, GEORGE EDWARD  (J/10264) RCAF - age 22

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER665 of No 152 Sqn, which was shot down at Souk el Arba.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery.

28-Dec

TAPE, WILLIAM HENRY  (J/16983) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER714 of No 152 Sqn, which crashed as a result of enemy action near Souk el Arba.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery.

28-Dec

STRIBLEY, FRANCIS HENRY  (1409465) RAFVR - age 39

Cpl

He was serving with No 154 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in La Reunion War Cemetery.

28-Dec

MENDY, HORACE JOHN  (1309567) RAFVR - age 29

AC1

He was serving with No 211 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery.

28-Dec

DENNIS, DONALD ARTHUR GLADSTONE  (1217613) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Defiant I, AA664 of No 286 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Cross Ash in Monmouth.  He is buried in Sheffield (Shiregreen) Cemetery.

28-Dec

PUCEK Wladyslaw (P.76724) PAF - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD230 of No 317 Sqn, which was last seen flying in cloud near Blackburn.  He is buried in Blackpool (Layton) Cemetery.

28-Dec

PAVELY, WILLIAM GEORGE  (R/54314) RCAF - age 20

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane II, HV792 of No 615 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire whilst strafing Magwe airfield.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery.

28-Dec

CHARLTON, FRANK  (1077327) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6669 'F' of No 10 OTU, which crashed as he attempted a forced landing having told his crew to abandon the aircraft as a result of a fuel shortage on return from and anti-submarine patrol.  He is buried in Ferryhill Cemetery.

28-Dec

GLEDHILL, FRANK HORATIO AFC (87389) RAFVR - age 37

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, EB781 of No 2 FIS, which crashed in an attempted forced landing at Inglismaldie Castle, near Edzell, Kincardineshire.  He is buried in Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery.

28-Dec

WYLLIE, ANDREW MACGREGOR  (412799) RAAF - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, EB781 of No 2 FIS, which crashed in an attempted forced landing at Inglismaldie Castle, near Edzell, Kincardineshire.  He is buried in Montrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery.

28-Dec

BEAUMONT, JOHN ERNEST GEORGE  (1710222) RAFVR - age 19

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK517 of No 23 OTU, which crashed after hitting a tree near Banbury during an air test.  He is buried in Brompton Cemetery.

28-Dec

BROADHURST, GRANVILLE  (1579235) RAFVR - age 19

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK517 of No 23 OTU, which crashed after hitting a tree near Banbury during an air test.  He is buried in Erdington (St Barnabas) Churchyard.

28-Dec

BYRNE, JOHN GORDON  (112527) RAFVR - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK517 of No 23 OTU, which crashed after hitting a tree near Banbury during an air test.  He is buried in Fulwood (Christ Church) Churchyard.

28-Dec

McMILLAN, WILLIAM  (967661) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK517 of No 23 OTU, which crashed after hitting a tree near Banbury during an air test.  He is buried in Greenock Cemetery.

28-Dec

McDONALD, JACK THOMPSON  (R/90083) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK517 of No 23 OTU, which crashed after hitting a tree near Banbury during an air test.  He is buried in Middleton Stoney (All Saints) Churchyard.

28-Dec

NICHOLSON, LESLIE HAMILTON  (1066387) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK517 of No 23 OTU, which crashed after hitting a tree near Banbury during an air test.  He is buried in Rotherham (Moorgate) Cemetery.

28-Dec

HERRIE, ROBERT  (131249) RAFVR - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, X6686 of No 35 SFTS, which crashed on landing at Hamlin LG after the pilot was dazzled by the glare of the snow and sun.  He is buried in North Battleford Cemetery.

28-Dec

FIRMAGE, LESLIE GEORGE  (1388936) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, X6686 of No 35 SFTS, which crashed on landing at Hamlin LG after the pilot was dazzled by the glare of the snow and sun.  He is buried in North Battleford Cemetery.

28-Dec

WALSH, GEORGE HENRY  (657583) RAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane X, AG150 of No 55 OTU, which collided with W9233 near Easton, Longtown in Cumberland.  He is buried in Banbridge Town Cemetery.

28-Dec

MARSHALL, ARTHUR VALENTINE  (1332781) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, W9233 of No 55 OTU, which collided with AG150 near Easton, Longtown in Cumberland.  He is buried in Ryde Borough Cemetery.

28-Dec

HEPWORTH, FRANK  (1306813) RAFVR - 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 Ashton.  He is buried in Barnsley Cemetery.

28-Dec

DOWARD, EDWIN CHARLES  (131764) RAFVR - age 22

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 Aylesbury 1 Qtr `43.  He is buried in Carshalton (All Saints) Churchyard.

28-Dec

TAMS, ROY KENNETH  (1816111) RAFVR - age 18

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 Tynemouth.  He is buried in Leicester (Gilroes) Cemetery.

28-Dec

BAYLEY, GILBERT  (1164594) RAFVR - age 22

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 Wisbech.  He is buried in Solihull Cemetery.

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