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Casualties - 1 - 4 January 1943


01-Jan

WALKER, JOSEPH SPENCE  (1550332)  RAFVR; age: ?

AC2

He was serving with No 12 Sqn and was possibly killed or died at RAF Wickenby, his death being registered in Welton.  He is buried in Binbrook (St Mary) Churchyard

01-Jan

BROOKS, DONALD CHARLES  (655341)  RAF; age: 23

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN783 of No 17 Sqn, which failed to recover from a dive during a gunnery practice exercise near Sager Island.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

01-Jan

LARGE, WILLIAM SYDNEY  (J/8147)  RCAF; age: 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER726 of No 81 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter during an interception off Bone.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

01-Jan

LOFTUS, GEOFFREY DAVID  (NZ412888)  RNZAF; age: 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER832 of No 81 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter during an interception off Bone.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

01-Jan

HALL, WALTER VERNON  (J/6221)  RCAF; age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X7967 of No 125 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Fairwood Common following a failure of the port engine.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jan

HEWITT, GEORGE  (1509135)  RAFVR; age: 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X7967 of No 125 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Fairwood Common following a failure of the port engine.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jan

SWIFT, MICHAEL  (1105569)  RAFVR; age: 21

Cpl

He was serving with No 152 Sqn and was possibly killed in an air raid on the airfield at Constantine.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery

01-Jan

HALEY, ALLAN HENRY  (402054)  RAAF; age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mohawk IV, BK584 of No 155 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese anti-aircraft fire during an attack on river traffic in Burma.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery.

01-Jan

WILSON, JAMES  (943573)  RAFVR; age: 23

LAC

He was serving with No 220 Sqn but possibly died whilst on leave as his family came from Alnwick and his death is registered in Northumberland North 2nd.  He is buried in Longhoughton (St Peter) Churchyard

01-Jan

BARNARD, JOHN  (654615)  RAF; age: 25

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, N9029 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Port Said during convoy patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

01-Jan

BUTCHER, VERNON FREDERICK  (1315246)  RAFVR; age: 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, N9029 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Port Said during convoy patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

01-Jan

CLAYTON, LAWRENCE SAMUEL  (400012)  RAAF; age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, N9029 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Port Said during convoy patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

01-Jan

DANIELS, AUGUSTUS GEORGE  (1310216)  RAFVR; age: ?

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, N9029 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Port Said during convoy patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

01-Jan

DARGE, WILLIAM HENRY  (979990)  RAFVR; age: 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, N9029 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Port Said during convoy patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

01-Jan

DEAN, MICHAEL JAMES  (R/72371)  RCAF; age: 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, N9029 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Port Said during convoy patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

01-Jan

HOLCOMBE, RICHARD HERBERT  (402506)  RAAF; age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, N9029 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Port Said during convoy patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

01-Jan

MEATON, RUSSELL WILLIAM  (406457)  RAAF; age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, N9029 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Port Said during convoy patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

01-Jan

NICHOLASS, ERNEST ATTWOOD JAMES  (900223)  RAFVR; age: 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, N9029 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Port Said during convoy patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

01-Jan

PURKISS, WALTER LESLIE  (992579)  RAFVR; age: ?

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, N9029 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Port Said during convoy patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

01-Jan

SAVIDGE, JACK  (615314)  RAF; age: ?

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, N9029 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Port Said during convoy patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

01-Jan

WEBBER, LESLIE JOHN  (934282)  RAFVR; age: 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, N9029 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Port Said during convoy patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

01-Jan

FORTT, ALBERT RICHARD FRANCIS  (1379399)  RAFVR; age: 23

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, N9029 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Port Said during convoy patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

01-Jan

HAMPSHIRE, ARTHUR  (126760)  RAFVR; age: 22

Plt Off

He was serving with No 242 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

01-Jan

CAMPBELL, STAFFA KINLOCH  (403023)  RAAF; age: 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH281 of No 353 Sqn, which crashed into jungle during an offensive anti-shipping patrol over the Bay of Bengal.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

01-Jan

MASSEY, MAURICE PIERRE  (J/16224)  RCAF; age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH281 of No 353 Sqn, which crashed into jungle during an offensive anti-shipping patrol over the Bay of Bengal.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

01-Jan

WHEELER, ROBERT GERALD  (1034197)  RAFVR; age: ?

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH281 of No 353 Sqn, which crashed into jungle during an offensive anti-shipping patrol over the Bay of Bengal.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

01-Jan

WILSON, RONALD  (1050944)  RAFVR; age: 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH281 of No 353 Sqn, which crashed into jungle during an offensive anti-shipping patrol over the Bay of Bengal.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

01-Jan

BURT, WILLIAM  (129765)  RAFVR; age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, AX145 of No 1 (O) AFU, which crashed near Skiddaw.  He is buried in Annan Cemetery

01-Jan

SINGLETON, GEORGE DAVID  (1257904)  RAFVR; age: ?

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, AX145 of No 1 (O) AFU, which crashed near Skiddaw.  He is buried in Hampton Hill (St James) Churchyard

01-Jan

THOMPSON, WILLIAM BASIL CHEALE  (J/16171)  RCAF; age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, AX145 of No 1 (O) AFU, which crashed near Skiddaw.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low

01-Jan

BOWN, BRUCE OSWALD  (413950)  RAAF; age: 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, AX145 of No 1 (O) AFU, which crashed near Skiddaw.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low

01-Jan

KNIGHT, EDWIN OMER  (414574)  RAAF; age: 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, AX145 of No 1 (O) AFU, which crashed near Skiddaw.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low

01-Jan

GILMOUR, JAMES MURRAY  (1554149)  RAFVR; age: 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, V3841 of No 11 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground at night near Wheaton Aston.  He is buried in Cathcart Cemetery

01-Jan

ROBSON, FREDERICK JOSEPH  (1451531)  RAFVR; age: 20

AC2

He was serving with No 37 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

01-Jan

CROFT, JOHN FRANCIS  (1353031)  RAFVR; age: 24

LAC

He was serving at Ramleh at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

01-Jan

HARDY, CECIL ALFRED ARTHUR (1395320)  RAFVR; age: 21

LAC

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Anson I, 3278 of No 42 Air School, which crashed on the approach as the result of an engine failure.  He is buried in Port Elizabeth (South End) Cemetery

01-Jan

SPEAK, KENNETH  (1684350)  RAFVR; age: 20

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death but he may have died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death is registered in Ely.  He is buried in Nelson Cemetery

01-Jan

BOLTON, SYDNEY ARTHUR  (63583)  RAF; age: 45

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Cambridge.  He is buried in Grantham Cemetery

01-Jan

PRATT, GUY SIDNEY JOHN  (21287)  RAF; age: 42

Sqn Ldr

He was serving in the UK and was found shot in the bathroom of his house in Doncaster, a verdict of suicide being recorded.  He is buried in Doncaster (Rose Hill) Cemetery.

01-Jan

LONSDALE, GEORGE  (2200312)  RAFVR; age: 36

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Newton.  He is buried in Blackburn Cemetery

01-Jan

WYATT, RAYMOND FREDERICK  (322827)  RAFVR; age: 22

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Uppingham.  He is buried in Canvey Island (St Katherine) Churchyard

02-Jan

PLUMMER, NIGEL ANTHONY  (NZ412732)  RNZAF; age: 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EP684 of No 81 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter during an interception off Bone.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

02-Jan

ADDINALL, HARRY  (641927)  RAFVR; age: 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IIA, VA725 'F' of No 210 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a convoy escort sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

COX, HAROLD RUSSELL  (754975)  RAFVR; age: 21

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IIA, VA725 'F' of No 210 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a convoy escort sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

GRAY, GERALD  (1090020)  RAFVR; age: 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IIA, VA725 'F' of No 210 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a convoy escort sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

HOLMES, KENNETH  (1207582)  RAFVR; age: 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IIA, VA725 'F' of No 210 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a convoy escort sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

JONES, EDWARD  (1108118)  RAFVR; age: 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IIA, VA725 'F' of No 210 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a convoy escort sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

LUKEY, FRANCIS HARRY  (1288699)  RAFVR; age: 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IIA, VA725 'F' of No 210 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a convoy escort sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

ROBERTSON, JOHN BALFOUR  (1110184)  RAFVR; age: ?

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IIA, VA725 'F' of No 210 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a convoy escort sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

ROSS, GORDON KING  (NZ405740)  RNZAF; age: 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IIA, VA725 'F' of No 210 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a convoy escort sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

SIMS, DANIEL  (1239964)  RAFVR; age: 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IIA, VA725 'F' of No 210 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a convoy escort sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

WILDE, CLARENCE ELDER  (R/51121)  RCAF; age: 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IIA, VA725 'F' of No 210 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a convoy escort sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

MYERS, JOSEPH GRAHAM  (1171890)  RAFVR; age: 27

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Jesselton of No 211 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

02-Jan

MURRAY, LEWIS BEVERLY  (R/94837)  RCAF; age: 26

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER118 of No 242 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s off Cap Rosa.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

02-Jan

COUTTS, GEORGE ALEC  (1375929)  RAFVR; age: 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB 'Q' of No 242 Sqn, which was probably shot down by Fw 190s near Cap Rosa.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

02-Jan

GREENSHIELDS, EDWARD FALCONER  (1271061)  RAFVR; age: 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER140 of No 242 Sqn, which was probably shot down by Fw 190s near Cap Rosa.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

02-Jan

MALLINSON, JAMES ROBIN DFM (1289028)  RAFVR; age: 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER592 of No 242 Sqn, which was probably shot down by Fw 190s near Cap Rosa.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

02-Jan

BARON, FRANCIS HENRY  (1167725)  RAFVR; age: 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk III, FR244 'X' of No 250 Sqn, which shot down by Bf 109s near Chiurgia.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

02-Jan

FIELD, JOHN JAMES ALFRED  (J/16910)  RCAF; age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8292 of No 418 Sqn, which dived into the ground during an air test near Southminster.  He is buried in Hitchin Cemetery

02-Jan

WHITE, PETER KERSEY  (107316)  RAFVR; age: ?

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8292 of No 418 Sqn, which dived into the ground during an air test near Southminster.  He is buried in Hove Old Cemetery

02-Jan

FINN, ROBERT CYRIL DFM (80212)  RAFVR; age: 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, HV849 of No 615 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery.

02-Jan

RAYMOND, GEORGE THOMAS  (1296077)  RAFVR; age: 38

AC1

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 959 Sqn, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Falmouth.  He is buried in Bournemouth (Wimborne Road) Cemetery

02-Jan

HARVEY, ALBERT ARTHUR  (1056634)  RAFVR; age: 38

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 980 Sqn, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Tehran War Cemetery

02-Jan

BABINGTON, WILLIAM ALFRED LESLIE  (NZ39816)  RNZAF; age: 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, W2629 of No 1 (O) AFU, which flew into West Fell near Keswick during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low

02-Jan

JEZIOROWSKI, ZBIGNIEW ANTONI (P.781513)  PAF; age: 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ382 of No 10 (O) AFU, which crashed into the sea off the Scottish coast during a cross-country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt

02-Jan

HENDERSON, JOSEPH JOHN  (1117181)  RAFVR; age: 21

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ382 of No 10 (O) AFU, which crashed into the sea off the Scottish coast during a cross-country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

MAXWELL, WILLIAM HAROLD MCQUEEN  (R/141701)  RCAF; age: 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ382 of No 10 (O) AFU, which crashed into the sea off the Scottish coast during a cross-country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

McNEILL, JOHN CLAIR  (R/140400)  RCAF; age: 23

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ382 of No 10 (O) AFU, which crashed into the sea off the Scottish coast during a cross-country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

WOODS, ERNEST HARRY  (961555)  RAFVR; age: 29

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ382 of No 10 (O) AFU, which crashed into the sea off the Scottish coast during a cross-country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

ALLEN, JOHN MONTAGUE  (1338665)  RAFVR; age: 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, AB761 of No 12 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground at Leadenham, Lincolnshire.  He is buried in Watford Cemetery

02-Jan

McLEOD, JOHN BAIRD  (1366156)  RAFVR; age: 35

LAC

He had been serving with No 153 MU when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Jesselton.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

02-Jan

ATKINSON, JACK HOLDER  (1391253)  RAFVR; age: 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9388 of No 1658 HCU, which crashed near Selby as the result of stalling whilst attempting to climb on three engines during a daylight training flight.  He is buried in Charlton Cemetery, Greenwich

02-Jan

WATSON, THOMAS DAVID  (1340991)  RAFVR; age: 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9388 of No 1658 HCU, which crashed near Selby as the result of stalling whilst attempting to climb on three engines during a daylight training flight.  He is buried in Lanark Cemetery

02-Jan

HEWITT, WALTER FRANK  (1417486)  RAFVR; age: ?

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9388 of No 1658 HCU, which crashed near Selby as the result of stalling whilst attempting to climb on three engines during a daylight training flight.  He is buried in Wellington Cemetery, Somerset

02-Jan

KORZENIOWSKI, Antoni Eugenius (P.782472)  PAF; age: 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington  IC, L4379  of No 18 OTU, which crashed near Nottingham after being abandoned following an engine failure caused by icing.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery

02-Jan

BRITTO, RAYMOND  (1803978)  RAFVR; age: 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, AR240 of No 53 OTU, which spun into the ground on the approach to Aston Down following an engine failure.  He is buried in Cirencester Cemetery

02-Jan

BELL, JACK GORDON STEWART  (409496)  RAAF; age: 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, X4854 of No 53 OTU, which broke up in the air during recovery from a steep dive whilst practicing cloud flying.  He is buried in Llantwit Major Cemetery

02-Jan

TURNBULL, ROBERT ARTHUR FELIX  (1384021)  RAFVR; age: 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX439 of No 7 OTU, which flew in the ground near Ballykelly during a blizzard.  He is buried in Drumachose (Christ Church) Church of Ireland Churchyard

02-Jan

LOWMAN, DENNIS AUBREY  (1383208)  RAFVR; age: 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX439 of No 7 OTU, which flew in the ground near Ballykelly during a blizzard.  He is buried in Hillingdon and Uxbridge Cemetery

02-Jan

WIGHTMAN, RONALD PAUL  (1294457)  RAFVR; age: 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX439 of No 7 OTU, which flew in the ground near Ballykelly during a blizzard.  He is buried in Limavady (St Mary) Roman Catholic Church Cemetery

02-Jan

RUEMPLLER, DOUGLAS ST LEGER  (657208)  RAF; age: 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX439 of No 7 OTU, which flew in the ground near Ballykelly during a blizzard.  He was buried inor cremated at  Wandsworth (Putney Vale) Cemetery and Crematorium

02-Jan

BRUNTON, FREDERICK ARTHUR  (909910)  RAFVR; age: 25

LAC

He was serving with AHQ Malta at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery

02-Jan

STANBROOK, EDWARD HAZER  (1872646)  RAFVR; age: 18

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died on active service, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Biggleswade.  He is buried in New Southgate Cemetery

02-Jan

CHAPMAN, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1646545)  RAFVR; age: 42

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died on active service, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Buckrose.  He is buried in Morden Cemetery

03-Jan

MOORE, ROBERT RICHMOND  (R/87868)  RCAF; age: 20

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4840 WS-A of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Arnhem on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

03-Jan

DICKIE, ROBERT LLOYD  (R/97638)  RCAF; age: 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4840 WS-A of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Arnhem on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

03-Jan

SMITH, KENNETH READ  (J/8603)  RCAF; age: ?

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4840 WS-A of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Arnhem on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

03-Jan

MORRIS, JAMES IVOR  (1152974)  RAFVR; age: 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4840 WS-A of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Arnhem on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Rheden (Heiderust) General Cemetery

03-Jan

RILEY, ALBERT THOMAS  (1253689)  RAFVR; age: 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4840 WS-A of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Arnhem on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Rheden (Heiderust) General Cemetery

03-Jan

LONSDALE, DOUGLAS HERBERT SCOTT  (61283)  RAFVR; age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4840 WS-A of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Arnhem on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Rheden (Heiderust) General Cemetery

03-Jan

SMITHERMAN, ARTHUR DOUGLAS  (1334611)  RAFVR; age: 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4840 WS-A of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Arnhem on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Rheden (Heiderust) General Cemetery

03-Jan

MEADWELL, EDWARD ARTHUR  (1066549)  RAFVR; age: 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK375 of No 14 Sqn, which ditched in the Aegean  having been attacked by fighters whilst carrying out an anti-shipping attack.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery

03-Jan

BENNETT, KENNETH JACK  (401409)  RAAF; age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK375 of No 14 Sqn, which ditched in the Aegean  having been attacked by fighters whilst carrying out an anti-shipping attack.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

03-Jan

FOLEY-BRICKLEY, JAMES ERNEST  (126991)  RAFVR; age: ?

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK375 of No 14 Sqn, which ditched in the Aegean  having been attacked by fighters whilst carrying out an anti-shipping attack.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

03-Jan

HUNT, STANLEY  (1238830)  RAFVR; age: ?

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK375 of No 14 Sqn, which ditched in the Aegean  having been attacked by fighters whilst carrying out an anti-shipping attack.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

03-Jan

RAY, DUDLEY THOMAS  (NZ403029)  RNZAF; age: 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK375 of No 14 Sqn, which ditched in the Aegean  having been attacked by fighters whilst carrying out an anti-shipping attack.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

03-Jan

WALENN, JAMES BERNARD  (778727)  RAFVR; age: 25

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 31 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

03-Jan

O'NEIL, THOMAS HAROLD  (J/10678)  RCAF; age: 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DW825 of No 39 Sqn, which flew into the sea whilst low flying near Suez.  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery

03-Jan

MORRISON, GILLMAR INNIS  (R/110110)  RCAF; age: 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DW825 of No 39 Sqn, which flew into the sea whilst low flying near Suez.  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery

03-Jan

CAMERON, DOUGLAS SEAMAN  (R/84429)  RCAF; age: 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DW825 of No 39 Sqn, which flew into the sea whilst low flying near Suez.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

03-Jan

WALKER, GEORGE ERNEST  (R/77457)  RCAF; age: 26

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DW825 of No 39 Sqn, which flew into the sea whilst low flying near Suez.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

03-Jan

BIRD, RAYMOND HARRY  (139610)  RAFVR; age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4769 QR-V of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Middenmeer in Holland during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

03-Jan

DAVIS, JOHN  (643447)  RAF; age: 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4769 QR-V of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Middenmeer in Holland during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

03-Jan

GAIT, RONALD CLIFFORD  (1499876)  RAFVR; age: 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4769 QR-V of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Middenmeer in Holland during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

03-Jan

GUNNING, LESLIE GEORGE  (139201)  RAFVR; age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4769 QR-V of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Middenmeer in Holland during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

03-Jan

INGLIS, GEORGE JOHN  (1052249)  RAFVR; age: 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4769 QR-V of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Middenmeer in Holland during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

03-Jan

KEE, ROBERT JAMES  (R/86226)  RCAF; age: 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4769 QR-V of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Middenmeer in Holland during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

03-Jan

TICKLE, HAROLD JOHN ROBERT  (119747)  RAFVR; age: 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4769 QR-V of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Middenmeer in Holland during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

03-Jan

HAIGH, JOHN HOPESHAW  (61246)  RAFVR; age: ?

Fg Off

He was serving with No 80 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

03-Jan

BONGARD, HARPER MERVYN  (74591)  RAF; age: 24

Flt Lt

He had been serving as an equipment officer with No 84 Sqn and had been captured on 24 Mar 1942. On 1 Dec 1942 he was transferred to the POW camp at Hakadate where he died from pneumonia.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery

03-Jan

SMITH, ARTHUR  (1213202)  RAFVR; age: 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire PR VII, AR239 of No 140 Sqn, which crashed near Northlew in Devon during a navigation training flight and found two days later.  He is buried in Hinckley Cemetery

03-Jan

WHITELOCK, TOM  (657522)  RAF; age: ?

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9334 OJ-G of No 149 Sqn, which crashed whilst trying to go-round on an overshoot on return from  a practice bombing sortie.  He is buried in Workington (Harrington Road) Cemetery

03-Jan

HARRIS, WIGHTMAN MILES  (J/10128)  RCAF; age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, V8621 of No 153 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Djidjelli whilst flying in poor visibility.  He is buried in La Reunion War Cemetery

03-Jan

McNALLY, FRANCIS  (45221)  RAF; age: 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, V8621 of No 153 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Djidjelli whilst flying in poor visibility.  He is buried in La Reunion War Cemetery

03-Jan

SMITH-REWSE, BRIAN EUSTACE  (33288)  RAF; age: 27

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, V8621 of No 153 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Djidjelli whilst flying in poor visibility.  He is buried in La Reunion War Cemetery

03-Jan

McKEE, WILLIAM  (525935)  RAF; age: 26

WO

He was serving with No 205 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

03-Jan

HARRIS, WALTER JOHN  (1316851)  RAFVR; age: 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4134 EM-U of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery

03-Jan

LINEKER, IVAN WILDMAN  (1239286)  RAFVR; age: 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4134 EM-U of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery

03-Jan

MOGER, WILLIAM HENRY  (520643)  RAF; age: ?

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4134 EM-U of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery

03-Jan

PUGH, KENNETH HENRY  (1310320)  RAFVR; age: 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4134 EM-U of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery

03-Jan

SONES, FREDERICK RYLAND  (1152808)  RAFVR; age: 29

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH293 of No 353 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames on take off from Feni.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

03-Jan

WILCOCK, CYRIL PATERSON  (1059707)  RAFVR; age: 21

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH293 of No 353 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames on take off from Feni.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

03-Jan

WOODS, DONALD HERBERT  (1060579)  RAFVR; age: 20

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH293 of No 353 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames on take off from Feni.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

03-Jan

PHILP, DAVID  (1112245)  RAFVR; age: 21

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH293 of No 353 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames on take off from Feni.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

03-Jan

MORROW, JOHN  (1085990)  RAFVR; age: ?

AC2

He was killed on active service whilst serving with No 428 Sqn when Wellington, Z1722 collided with the truck in which he was travelling on landing.  He is buried in Blackpool (Carleton) Cemetery

03-Jan

KEAT, LEONARD CHARLES  (1418911)  RAFVR; age: ?

AC2

He was killed on active service whilst serving with No 428 Sqn when Wellington, Z1722 collided with the truck in which he was travelling on landing.  He is buried in St Gluvias Church Cemetery

03-Jan

MacLEAN, WILLIAM OSBORNE  (J/12818)  RCAF; age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA235 of No 132 OTU, which dived into the ground near Dunbar at night.  He is buried in Haddington (St Martin's) New Burial Ground

03-Jan

ROSE, JOHN  (1019041)  RAFVR; age: 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DL952 of No 17 (P) AFU, which spun into the ground at Fouldon Common near Bodney.  He is buried in Doncaster (Rose Hill) Cemetery

03-Jan

GOVETT, RICHARD BENSON  (1389622)  RAFVR; age: 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DL952 of No 17 (P) AFU, which spun into the ground at Fouldon Common near Bodney.  He is buried in Watton (St Mary) Churchyard

03-Jan

LAMMERSE, JOSEPH JACK  (R/146714)  RCAF; age: 24

LAC

He was serving with No 23 OTU and died from natural causes in the Worcester Royal Infirmary.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery

03-Jan

FIELDING, KENNET JOHN  (1332345)  RAFVR; age: 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, KB389 of No 24 OTU, which crashed near Shipston-on-Stour, possibly due to the premature explosion of a photo-flash during a high level practice bombing sortie.  He is buried in Barking (Rippleside) Cemetery

03-Jan

LITTLE, ALEXANDER  (1365959)  RAFVR; age: 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, KB389 of No 24 OTU, which crashed near Shipston-on-Stour, possibly due to the premature explosion of a photo-flash during a high level practice bombing sortie.  He is buried in Clunie Churchyard

03-Jan

DAVIDSON, JOHN  (1369345)  RAFVR; age: 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, KB389 of No 24 OTU, which crashed near Shipston-on-Stour, possibly due to the premature explosion of a photo-flash during a high level practice bombing sortie.  He is buried in Croy Parish Churchyard

03-Jan

MASON, RICHARD PATRICK  (129350)  RAFVR; age: 34

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, KB389 of No 24 OTU, which crashed near Shipston-on-Stour, possibly due to the premature explosion of a photo-flash during a high level practice bombing sortie.  He is buried in Evesham Cemetery

03-Jan

BELL, DOUGLAS  (1432116)  RAFVR; age: 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, KB389 of No 24 OTU, which crashed near Shipston-on-Stour, possibly due to the premature explosion of a photo-flash during a high level practice bombing sortie.  He is buried in Rossington (St Michael) Churchyard

03-Jan

SIMONS, JAMES SIBLEY AFC (43523)  RAF; age: 37

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA249 of No 51 OTU, which flew into the ground at night near Ravensden, Bedfordshire.  He is buried in Overstone (St Nicholas) Churchyard

03-Jan

PENNINGTON, KENNETH RAYMOND JAMES  (122090)  RAFVR; age: 26

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX467 of No 7 (C) OTU, which flew into Lough Foyle off Magilligan Point during a blizzard.  He is buried in Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery

03-Jan

TYLER, ALEXANDER ERNEST  (121353)  RAFVR; age: 21

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX467 of No 7 (C) OTU, which flew into Lough Foyle off Magilligan Point during a blizzard.  He is buried in Glasgow Southern Necropolis (Central Division)

03-Jan

HOOK, JOHN CHARLES WILLIAM  (1271836)  RAFVR; age: 22

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX467 or ? of No 7 (C) OTU, which flew into Lough Foyle off Magilligan Point during a blizzard.  He is buried in Hindhead (St Alban) Churchyard

03-Jan

SMITH, HERBERT  (1294332)  RAFVR; age: 21

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX467 or ? of No 7 (C) OTU, which flew into Lough Foyle off Magilligan Point during a blizzard.  He is buried in New Southgate Cemetery

03-Jan

HAMMOND, ALBERT DOUGLAS  (1272893)  RAFVR; age: 29

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX467 or ? of No 7 (C) OTU, which flew into Lough Foyle off Magilligan Point during a blizzard.  He is buried in Sidcup Cemetery

03-Jan

COOPER, JAMES DANIEL  (1291784)  RAFVR; age: 22

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX467 or ? of No 7 (C) OTU, which flew into Lough Foyle off Magilligan Point during a blizzard.  He was cremated at  Brighton (Woodvale) Borough Crematorium

03-Jan

TIPPEN, HAROLD  (1297906)  RAFVR; age: ?

AC1

He was serving at HQ Iceland at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery

03-Jan

HARTNEY, DANIEL JAMES  (R/70719)  RCAF; age: 24

WO I

He was serving in Malta and died of natural causes at sea.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

04-Jan

HESLOP, FRANCIS QUINLAN  (526856)  RAF; age: 28

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in the Fukuoko area of Japan of No 36 Sqn, which .  He is commemorated on the Yokohama Cremation Memorial

04-Jan

LEA, ROLAND FREDERICK  (570361)  RAF; age: 22

Sgt

He died on active service whilst serving with No 89 Sqn, but the cause has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery

04-Jan

CROFT, EDWARD MICHAEL  (1074125)  RAFVR; age: 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD977 of No 99 Sqn, which was destroyed by fire after a bomb exploded as it was landing.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

04-Jan

ORCHARD, FRANCIS EDWIN JOHN  (1281529)  RAFVR; age: 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD977 of No 99 Sqn, which was destroyed by fire after a bomb exploded as it was landing.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

04-Jan

MAY, JOHN DRUMMOND  (402573)  RAAF; age: 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD977 of No 99 Sqn, which was destroyed by fire after a bomb exploded as it was landing.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

04-Jan

MOUNTFORD, FRANK JELLICOE  (1210297)  RAFVR; age: 27

LAC

He was serving with No 152 Sqn and was possibly killed in an air raid on the airfield at Constantine.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery

04-Jan

WHITESIDE, EVERARD GREENHALGH  (973835)  RAFVR; age: 24

Cpl

He was serving with No 152 Sqn and was possibly killed in an air raid on the airfield at Constantine.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery

04-Jan

WILKINS, HENRY PALMER  (1380215)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 152 Sqn and was possibly killed in an air raid on the airfield at Constantine.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery

04-Jan

CHESTER, RICHARD GEORGE  (75753)  RAFVR; age: 37

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lodestar I, EW986 of No 173 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Heliopolis on its return from a tour of units in the Middle East  Lady Tedder (wife of ACM Sir Arthur Tedder) was also killed.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

04-Jan

CLARKE, NORMAN LOUIS  (813215)  AuxAF; age: ?

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lodestar I, EW986 of No 173 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Heliopolis on its return from a tour of units in the Middle East  Lady Tedder (wife of ACM Sir Arthur Tedder) was also killed.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

04-Jan

CLELAND, HUGH WYNSTON  (82106)  RAFVR; age: 34

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lodestar I, EW986 of No 173 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Heliopolis on its return from a tour of units in the Middle East  Lady Tedder (wife of ACM Sir Arthur Tedder) was also killed.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

04-Jan

COWLIN, GRAHAM GRANT  (109928)  RAFVR; age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lodestar I, EW986 of No 173 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Heliopolis on its return from a tour of units in the Middle East  Lady Tedder (wife of ACM Sir Arthur Tedder) was also killed.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

04-Jan

HAWKINS, WILLIAM ALFRED  (49535)  RAF; age: 32

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lodestar I, EW986 of No 173 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Heliopolis on its return from a tour of units in the Middle East  Lady Tedder (wife of ACM Sir Arthur Tedder) was also killed.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

04-Jan

HURDLE, ALBERT JOHN WILLIAM  (1401057)  RAFVR; age: 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Lodestar I, EW986 of No 173 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Heliopolis on its return from a tour of units in the Middle East  Lady Tedder (wife of ACM Sir Arthur Tedder) was also killed.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

04-Jan

JAMES, ERIC RALPH DALTON  (127526)  RAFVR; age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lodestar I, EW986 of No 173 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Heliopolis on its return from a tour of units in the Middle East  Lady Tedder (wife of ACM Sir Arthur Tedder) was also killed.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

04-Jan

McCLAUGHRY, WILFRED ASHTON  ()  RAF; age: 48

AVM

He was killed whilst flying in Lodestar I, EW986 of No 173 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Heliopolis on its return from a tour of units in the Middle East  Lady Tedder (wife of ACM Sir Arthur Tedder) was also killed.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

04-Jan

NICHOLAS, GERARD BASIL  (88266)  RAFVR; age: 42

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Lodestar I, EW986 of No 173 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Heliopolis on its return from a tour of units in the Middle East  Lady Tedder (wife of ACM Sir Arthur Tedder) was also killed.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

04-Jan

RITCHIE, JAMES RONALD  (75755)  RAFVR; age: ?

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lodestar I, EW986 of No 173 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Heliopolis on its return from a tour of units in the Middle East  Lady Tedder (wife of ACM Sir Arthur Tedder) was also killed.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

04-Jan

BROOKS, HIRAM GEORGE  (405156)  RAAF; age: 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4274 DV-B of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Nijmagen during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery

04-Jan

FLETCHER, ERIC JOHN BENJAMIN  (405547)  RAAF; age: 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4274 DV-B of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Nijmagen during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery

04-Jan

GRAY, HERBERT PEACE  (405443)  RAAF; age: 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4274 DV-B of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Nijmagen during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery

04-Jan

HARRIS, KENNINGTON JOHN HYTHE  (408163)  RAAF; age: 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4274 DV-B of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Nijmagen during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery

04-Jan

HUTCHINSON, FRANCIS EBSWORTH  (411327)  RAAF; age: 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4274 DV-B of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Nijmagen during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery

04-Jan

LONSDALE, RONALD THOMAS  (403273)  RAAF; age: 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4274 DV-B of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Nijmagen during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery

04-Jan

WATSON, JACK HILL  (546010)  RAF; age: 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4274 DV-B of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Nijmagen during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery

04-Jan

RYAN, LEO FRANCIS  (416368)  RAAF; age: 28

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7308 of No 1 (C) OTU, which crashed on Green Point Ranges during a solo flying practice.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low

04-Jan

WEARNE, DOUGLAS JOHN  (408544)  RAAF; age: 22

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7308 of No 1 (C) OTU, which crashed on Green Point Ranges during a solo flying practice.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low

04-Jan

DICKSON, JAMES SEATTER  (409206)  RAAF; age: 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL402 of No 2 (C) OTU, which dived into the ground near Hunmanby.  He is buried in Edinburgh Eastern Cemetery

04-Jan

MILES, JOSEPH  (992871)  RAFVR; age: 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL402 of No 2 (C) OTU, which dived into the ground near Hunmanby.  He is buried in Leigh Cemetery

04-Jan

PERKINS, WILLIAM  (1075785)  RAFVR; age: 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HP751 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Frome following the breakout of an uncontrollable engine fire during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

04-Jan

COOK, ARTHUR JAMES  (1378841)  RAFVR; age: ?

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HP751 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Frome following the breakout of an uncontrollable engine fire during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Frinton-on-Sea (St Mary) Churchyard

04-Jan

CLARK, RICHARD  (NZ414252)  RNZAF; age: 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HP751 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Frome following the breakout of an uncontrollable engine fire during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery

04-Jan

ROSS, JAMES  (1127449)  RAFVR; age: 21

AC2

He was serving with No 51 WU? at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

04-Jan

JACKSON, IRVINE  (1198766)  RAFVR; age: 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, T3038 of No 54 OTU, which crashed in an attempted forced landing at Hutton Mill Bridge, Hutton, Berwickshire.  He is buried in Bournemouth East Cemetery

04-Jan

NORWOOD, ROBERT FREDERICK  (1383805)  RAFVR; age: 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, T3038 of No 54 OTU, which crashed in an attempted forced landing at Hutton Mill Bridge, Hutton, Berwickshire.  He is buried in St Pancras Cemetery

04-Jan

WHITE, WILLIAM  (1037861)  RAFVR; age: 22

AC1

He was serving with No 54 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery

04-Jan

BLYTH, ALAN  (43183)  RAF; age: ?

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 7 SFTS and died on active service.  He is buried in Ottawa Cremation Memorial

04-Jan

FRASER, DONALD MACARTHUR  (761046)  RAFVR; age: 28

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Kirkmichael Old Churchyard

 

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