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Casualties - 4 - 6 February 1943


04-Feb

Cpl

HOBBS, EDWARD WILLIAM  (1329575)  RAFVR; age: 38

He was serving with No 7 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Westminster.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

04-Feb

Sgt

LAND, CHARLES RICHARD  (1332099)  RAFVR; age: 36

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED496 WS-P of No 9 Sqn, which crashed at Scopwick during an air test.  He is buried in Weston Longville (All Saints) Churchyard

04-Feb

Sgt

GULLERY, HUGH FRANCIS  (1378136)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED496 WS-P of No 9 Sqn, which crashed at Scopwick during an air test.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Feb

Flt Sgt

LEVESQUE, JOSEPH THOMAS  (R/55503)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED496 WS-P of No 9 Sqn, which crashed at Scopwick during an air test.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Feb

Sgt

McGONIGAL, FRANCIS VICTOR  (1554452)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED496 WS-P of No 9 Sqn, which crashed at Scopwick during an air test.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Feb

Sgt

PACKER, RONALD JACK  (901009)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED496 WS-P of No 9 Sqn, which crashed at Scopwick during an air test.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Feb

Sgt

FYFE, JOHN ALLEN  (658521)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was serving with No 44 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Feb

Sgt

ATKINS, ERIC  (1318855)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED352 DX-Q of No 57 Sqn, which crashed into mountains in the Rhone region of France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in St Germain-au-Mont-D'Or Communal Cemetery Extension

04-Feb

Sgt

BUSBY, DENIS GEORGE  (1391156)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED352 DX-Q of No 57 Sqn, which crashed into mountains in the Rhone region of France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in St Germain-au-Mont-D'Or Communal Cemetery Extension

04-Feb

Sgt

COSFORD, THOMAS  (1244294)  RAFVR; age: 36

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED352 DX-Q of No 57 Sqn, which crashed into mountains in the Rhone region of France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in St Germain-au-Mont-D'Or Communal Cemetery Extension

04-Feb

Sgt

McNEILL, DOUGLAS  (1025811)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED352 DX-Q of No 57 Sqn, which crashed into mountains in the Rhone region of France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in St Germain-au-Mont-D'Or Communal Cemetery Extension

04-Feb

Sgt

PERKINS, ERIC NORMAN  (1601353)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED352 DX-Q of No 57 Sqn, which crashed into mountains in the Rhone region of France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in St Germain-au-Mont-D'Or Communal Cemetery Extension

04-Feb

Fg Off

RITCH, ALISTER FRANK GRAY  (J/10305)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED352 DX-Q of No 57 Sqn, which crashed into mountains in the Rhone region of France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in St Germain-au-Mont-D'Or Communal Cemetery Extension

04-Feb

Flt Sgt

SHEARS, RONALD  (542963)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED352 DX-Q of No 57 Sqn, which crashed into mountains in the Rhone region of France on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in St Germain-au-Mont-D'Or Communal Cemetery Extension

04-Feb

Fg Off

PARTON, FREDERICK ARTHUR  (102536)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF415 WP-S of No 90 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Montfoort General Cemetery

04-Feb

Sgt

ADAM, GEORGE CHIRREY  (1365001)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF415 WP-S of No 90 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Montfoort General Cemetery

04-Feb

Sgt

EGAN, PATRICK JOSEPH  (1338021)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF415 WP-S of No 90 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Montfoort General Cemetery

04-Feb

Sgt

JENKINS, LESLIE HOWARD  (577165)  RAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF415 WP-S of No 90 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Montfoort General Cemetery

04-Feb

Plt Off

MACDOUGALL, GEORGE DOUGLAS  (J/16619)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF415 WP-S of No 90 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Montfoort General Cemetery

04-Feb

Sgt

MACTAVISH, CLAUD GORDON HUMPHREY  (1552454)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF415 WP-S of No 90 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Montfoort General Cemetery

04-Feb

Plt Off

STEPHENS, GERALD  (138689)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF415 WP-S of No 90 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Montfoort General Cemetery

04-Feb

Sgt

WILLIAMS, RICHARD THOMPSON  (1149195)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF415 WP-S of No 90 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Montfoort General Cemetery

04-Feb

Sgt

FIELDING, JAMES  (1022019)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was serving with No 102 at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Winchester.  He is buried in Blackpool (Carleton) Cemetery

04-Feb

Sgt

BAKER, WILFRED ERIC  (932842)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4118 ZN-Y of No 106 Sqn, which crashed into a hill whilst attempting a forced landing in the Rhone region following a double engine failure on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Lyon (La Doua) French National Cemetery

04-Feb

Flt Sgt

DARLINGTON, FRANK LAWRENCE  (R/108258)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4118 ZN-Y of No 106 Sqn, which crashed into a hill whilst attempting a forced landing in the Rhone region following a double engine failure on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Lyon (La Doua) French National Cemetery

04-Feb

Sgt

JOHNSTONE, NORMAN BURT  (948736)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4118 ZN-Y of No 106 Sqn, which crashed into a hill whilst attempting a forced landing in the Rhone region following a double engine failure on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Lyon (La Doua) French National Cemetery

04-Feb

Fg Off

POWELL, GEORGE ROLAND  (122735)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4118 ZN-Y of No 106 Sqn, which crashed into a hill whilst attempting a forced landing in the Rhone region following a double engine failure on a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Lyon (La Doua) French National Cemetery

04-Feb

Flt Sgt

McKAY, HARRY ROBERTSON  (R/115725)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK127 KO-D of No 115 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Feb

Sgt

POLLARD, MAURICE ARTHUR  (1434975)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK127 KO-D of No 115 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Feb

Plt Off

POTTER, FRANK STANLEY  (130724)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK127 KO-D of No 115 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Feb

Sgt

SPOONER, KENNETH  (1231251)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK127 KO-D of No 115 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Feb

Plt Off

TUMA, CHARLES  (J/16242)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK127 KO-D of No 115 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Feb

LAC

McCABE, HUGH PATRICK  (1306286)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was serving with No 232 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba

04-Feb

Fg Off

GALLIMORE, DUDLEY STUART  (121471)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL405 of No 235, which failed to return from a recce along the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Feb

Fg Off

WOOLLARD, JOHN KENNETH  (123051)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL405 of No 235, which failed to return from a recce along the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Feb

Fg Off

TREADWELL, ALFRED HENRY ARTHUR  (124245)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIC, JL450 or JL454 of No 236, which failed to return from a shipping recce off the Friesians.  He is buried in Bergen (Mollendal) Church Cemetery

04-Feb

Sqn Ldr

LEWIS, WILLIAM EDWARD LAWLEY AFC (29038)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIC, JL450 or JL454 of No 236, which failed to return from a shipping recce off the Friesians.  He is buried in Bergen (Mollendal) Church Cemetery

04-Feb

Sgt

MURRAY, CHARLES  (619197)  RAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIC, JL450 or JL454 of No 236, which failed to return from a shipping recce off the Friesians.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Feb

Sgt

WALLIS, JACK BERNARD  (656569)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIC, JL450 or JL454 of No 236, which failed to return from a shipping recce off the Friesians.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Feb

Flt Sgt

EVANS, TOM IVOR  (975985)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9044 of No 279 Sqn, which was probably shot down by enemy fighters during an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Feb

Flt Sgt

GENDRON, JOSEPH JULES  (R/62836)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9044 of No 279 Sqn, which was probably shot down by enemy fighters during an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Feb

Flt Sgt

MARCHAND, DERRICK VICTOR  (1376646)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9044 of No 279 Sqn, which was probably shot down by enemy fighters during an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Feb

Sgt

PREECE, LEONARD JOHN  (1310537)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9044 of No 279 Sqn, which was probably shot down by enemy fighters during an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Feb

WO I

SLUGOSKI, JOSEPH  (R/59785)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9044 of No 279 Sqn, which was probably shot down by enemy fighters during an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Feb

Sgt

DAVIES, HUGHIE FRANCIS  (1078918)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ668 ZL-X of No 427 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a raid to Lorient.  He is buried in Guidel Communal Cemetery

04-Feb

Fg Off

PARSONS, CUTHBERT MICHAEL  (124214)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ668 ZL-X of No 427 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a raid to Lorient.  He is buried in Guidel Communal Cemetery

04-Feb

Sgt

SANDOVER, PETER  (1315036)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ668 ZL-X of No 427 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a raid to Lorient.  He is buried in Guidel Communal Cemetery

04-Feb

Sgt

TEMPLETON, ARTHUR MOORE  (1071533)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ668 ZL-X of No 427 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a raid to Lorient.  He is buried in Guidel Communal Cemetery

04-Feb

Sgt

DAVIES, DOUGLAS GABRIEL  (1380838)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ668 ZL-X of No 427 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a raid to Lorient.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Feb

Sgt

MEDDINGS, SAMUEL JOHN  (1270338)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM832 of No 1 (C) OTU, which flew into a mountainside at Bedggelert Ridge during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in East London Cemetery, Plaistow

04-Feb

Sgt

BENNETT, ROBERT JOHN  (1316629)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM832 of No 1 (C) OTU, which flew into a mountainside at Bedggelert Ridge during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Enfield (Lavender Hill) Cemetery

04-Feb

Sgt

SHARPLEY, JACK CLARENCE  (409235)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM832 of No 1 (C) OTU, which flew into a mountainside at Bedggelert Ridge during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Llanbeblig Public Cemetery, Caernarfon

04-Feb

Sgt

PEACH, ALBERT WILLIAM  (1330926)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM832 of No 1 (C) OTU, which flew into a mountainside at Bedggelert Ridge during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Mortlake Cemetery

04-Feb

LAC

JAMES, GEORGE IORWERTH  (1497286)  RAFVR; age: 22

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Anson I, N4995  of No 1 (O) AFU, which flew into Cairn Hill, near Barr, Ayrshire whilst carrying out a local night bombing practice the previous day.  He is buried in St Dogmells (Blaenwaun) Chapelyard

04-Feb

Sgt

RUFF, THOMAS JOHN  (1390378)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, R6286 of No 11 (P) AFU, which flew into a large field near Uttoxoter after possibly striking some high tension cables immediately prior to the accident, but the cause was obscure.  He is buried in Felpham (St Mary) Churchyard

04-Feb

Sgt

SMITH, NORMAN JOHN GOW  (1342102)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, R6286 of No 11 (P) AFU, which flew into a large field near Uttoxoter after possibly striking some high tension cables immediately prior to the accident, but the cause was obscure.  He is buried in Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery

04-Feb

Cpl

BALDOCK, ALBERT ARTHUR  (911856)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was serving with No 123 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in .  He is buried in Nuwara Eliya (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

04-Feb

Flt Sgt

KOSTER, SYDNEY ORFORD  (1165634)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore II, AG822 of No 1437 Flt, which crash landed near Castel Verde, Tripoli, Libya after an engine caught fire after take-off.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

04-Feb

Sgt

TOLHURST, FRANCIS THOMAS  (655967)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 44 Group at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Feb

Sgt

DIXON, MURRAY ALLEN  (R/133535)  RCAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V6989 of No 59 OTU, which dived into the ground near Chillingham.  He is buried in Kirknewton (St Gregory) Churchyard

04-Feb

Flt Lt

WEBSTER, HORACE BERNARD  ()  RAFO; age: 46

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

04-Feb

Sgt

PURCHASE, SYDNEY PETER HERMAN  (1183503)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving at Moreton in the Marsh at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Feb

Sgt

READ, CHARLES ERNEST  (1339072)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was serving at Moreton in the Marsh at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Feb

Sgt

HENWOOD, THOMAS HENRY EDWARD  (778954)  RAF; age: 21

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death but he may have died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death is registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard

05-Feb

Fg Off

KEMP, JAMES HECTOR LENNOX  (125946)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, HJ918 of No 25 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Church Fenton.  He is buried in New Kilpatrick (or Hillfoot) Cemetery

05-Feb

Sqn Ldr

CARNABY, WILLIAM FLEMING  (90157)  AuxAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, HJ918 of No 25 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Church Fenton.  He is buried in Newmarket Cemetery

05-Feb

Sgt

BOWN, GERALD MACNESS  (339844)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED527 VN-B of No 50 Sqn, which came down in Spanish Morocco during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery

05-Feb

WO II

CUMMING, LEONARD ALLAN  (R/106631)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED527 VN-B of No 50 Sqn, which came down in Spanish Morocco during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery

05-Feb

Flt Sgt

HOLNESS, NELSON EARL  (R/104814)  RCAF; age: 39

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED527 VN-B of No 50 Sqn, which came down in Spanish Morocco during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery

05-Feb

Fg Off

JOHANSON, KEITH CAMPBELL  (414634)  RNZAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED527 VN-B of No 50 Sqn, which came down in Spanish Morocco during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery

05-Feb

Sgt

LIVINGSTON, DAVID  (1346263)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED527 VN-B of No 50 Sqn, which came down in Spanish Morocco during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery

05-Feb

Flt Sgt

NAPIER, MATHEW SIMPSON  (R/114490)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED527 VN-B of No 50 Sqn, which came down in Spanish Morocco during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery

05-Feb

Sgt

ROBINSON, GEORGE  (989538)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED527 VN-B of No 50 Sqn, which came down in Spanish Morocco during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery

05-Feb

Flt Sgt

McCARTHY, PETER FREDERICK  (1271615)  RAFVR; age: 21

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

05-Feb

Flt Sgt

BARTON, ARTHUR JAMES DOUGLAS  (413700)  RNZAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK617 AA-D of No 75 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Cromer en-route to lay mines off the Frisians.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

Sgt

DENNIS, HARRY  (659116)  RAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK617 AA-D of No 75 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Cromer en-route to lay mines off the Frisians.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

Sgt

FREEMAN, PATRICK PAUL DEANE  (413305)  RNZAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK617 AA-D of No 75 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Cromer en-route to lay mines off the Frisians.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

Sgt

LEGGE, ROBERT COLIN  (R/64510)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK617 AA-D of No 75 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Cromer en-route to lay mines off the Frisians.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

Sgt

PHILLIPS, CYRIL GEORGE  (1201720)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK617 AA-D of No 75 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Cromer en-route to lay mines off the Frisians.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

Sgt

REDDING, RANDOLPH ERNEST  (414678)  RNZAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK617 AA-D of No 75 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Cromer en-route to lay mines off the Frisians.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

Flt Sgt

WILSON, WESLEY WILLIAM  (R/113265)  RCAF; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK617 AA-D of No 75 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Cromer en-route to lay mines off the Frisians.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

Flt Sgt

CORFIELD, LESLIE JOHN  (928686)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, EW877 of No 117 Sqn, which crashed on take off from El Adem following a loss of power.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery

05-Feb

Flt Sgt

DIXON, GEORGE WALLACE  (614842)  RAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, EW877 of No 117 Sqn, which crashed on take off from El Adem following a loss of power.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery

05-Feb

WO

EDDY, ALBERT GEORGE  (406240)  RAAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, EW877 of No 117 Sqn, which crashed on take off from El Adem following a loss of power.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery

05-Feb

Sgt

GLADWELL, WILLIAM HENRY  (1292395)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, EW877 of No 117 Sqn, which crashed on take off from El Adem following a loss of power.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery

05-Feb

Flt Sgt

HANCORN, BRIAN GODFREY  (642375)  RAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, EW877 of No 117 Sqn, which crashed on take off from El Adem following a loss of power.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery

05-Feb

Flt Lt

KNOWLES, HOWARD OTIS  (63449)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, EW877 of No 117 Sqn, which crashed on take off from El Adem following a loss of power.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery

05-Feb

Sgt

MANNING, JACK HERBERT  (932188)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, EW877 of No 117 Sqn, which crashed on take off from El Adem following a loss of power.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery

05-Feb

Flt Lt

PASSADORO, DENIS JOSEPH  (79476)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, EW877 of No 117 Sqn, which crashed on take off from El Adem following a loss of power.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery

05-Feb

Sqn Ldr

PEACOCK, REGINALD JOHN  (40257)  RAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, EW877 of No 117 Sqn, which crashed on take off from El Adem following a loss of power.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery

05-Feb

Sgt

TOY, THOMAS CHARLTON  (1541849)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, EW877 of No 117 Sqn, which crashed on take off from El Adem following a loss of power.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery

05-Feb

Sgt

FAUX, JOHN GREGORY  (1266731)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX653 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

Sgt

FRANCIS, JOSEPH ERNEST  (656390)  RAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX653 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

Fg Off

MYERS, JOHN NORLEY  (118485)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX653 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

Sgt

PAUL, ERNEST EDWARD  (1379756)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX653 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

Sgt

POLLARD, STANLEY THOMAS  (657138)  RAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX653 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

Sgt

WHITWELL, FRANK  (1379206)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX653 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

Sgt

WILKINSON, WILLIAM ALFRED  (1319296)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, T5134 of No 235 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

Flt Sgt

MACKENZIE, ARTHUR ALLAN  (1204045)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, JL615 of No 254 Sqn, which failed to return from a sweep off the Dutch coast.  He is buried in Lemvig Cemetery

05-Feb

Flt Sgt

KNIGHT, HAROLD JAMES  (1325114)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, JL615 of No 254 Sqn, which failed to return from a sweep off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

Sgt

EAGLEN, EDWARD WILLIAM C.  (1269479)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was serving with No 274 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

05-Feb

WO II

PERTUS, TIMOTHY ALPHONSE  (R/88231)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9414 of No 279 Sqn, which was abandoned and crashed at Kinross, but he did not survive the descent.  He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery

05-Feb

Sqn Ldr

ARMSTRONG, HUGO THROSSELL  (406022)  RAAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS435 of No 611 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s it was sent to intercept off Boulogne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

AC1

ASHMAN, ALBERT HENRY  (840851)  AuxAF; age: 37

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 902 Sqn, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Dartford.  He is buried in Eltham Cemetery, London

05-Feb

Flt Sgt

CRIGHTON, FRANK  (1352289)  RAFVR; age: 39

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 2763 Sqn RAF Regiment, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Sleaford.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

05-Feb

Sgt

GROVES, ERNEST HENRY JOSEPH  (1316856)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF673 of No 1 OADU, which crashed into the sea off Portreath.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

Fg Off

MARTIN, HERBERT LESLIE  (126881)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF673 of No 1 OADU, which crashed into the sea off Portreath.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

Sgt

SCOTT, GEORGE  (978133)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF673 of No 1 OADU, which crashed into the sea off Portreath.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

Sgt

DE, AMAR CHANDRA  (917035)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 1 OADU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

Sgt

McKENZIE, ROY  (930769)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was serving with No 1 OADU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

LAC

BAJ, Wladyslaw (P.794400)  PAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford l, BG174  of No 16 (P) SFTS, which crashed whilst making an overshoot at Tollerton at night.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery

05-Feb

Flt Sgt

SMITH, ALAN RODWAY  (1388945)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, X8060 of No 2 (C) OTU, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing near Kilham, East Yorkshire.  He is buried in Brandesburton (St Mary) Churchyard.

05-Feb

Sgt

BILLINGHAM, WILFRED  (1233699)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, X8060 of No 2 (C) OTU, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing near Kilham, East Yorkshire.  He is buried in Sheffield (Shiregreen) Cemetery

05-Feb

Plt Off

SHINGLETON-SMITH, DAVID  (127950)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AP216 of No 41 OTU, which crashed into the sea at Prestatyn Ranges, Flintshire after hitting a pole.  He is buried in Cheltenham Cemetery

05-Feb

LAC

SHIRES, ALFRED ELLIS  (1059955)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 42 AS at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

05-Feb

Sgt

CLITHERO, KENNETH  (1537024)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, W8964 of No 5 (P) AFU, which flew into ground near Ruyton, Shropshire.  He is buried in Brindle (St James) Churchyard

05-Feb

Sgt

SYMONS, THOMAS JAMES  (1317038)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, W8964 of No 5 (P) AFU, which flew into ground near Ruyton, Shropshire.  He is buried in Torquay Cemetery and Extension

05-Feb

LAC

BOWLER, JOHN THOMAS  (1355815)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Anson, 66196 of No 9 AOS, which collided with Anson, 6650 near Chambly in Quebec.  He is buried in St Jean-sur-Richelieu (St James) Cemetery

05-Feb

Plt Off

MORIARTY, JOHN HICKSON GORDON  (135694)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in AT-6A, 41-439 of the Instructors' School, Mather Field, which collided with 41-583 in the circuit at Mather Field.  He is buried in Sacramento (East Lawn) Cemetery.

05-Feb

Plt Off

HODGE, FRED  (135701)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in AT-6A, 41-583 of the Instructors' School, Mather Field, which collided with 41-439 in the circuit at Mather Field.  He is buried in Sacramento (East Lawn) Cemetery

05-Feb

Plt Off

LATOUR-EPPY, JOHN RICHARD  (135693)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in AT-6A, 41-583 of the Instructors' School, Mather Field, which collided with 41-439 in the circuit at Mather Field.  He is buried in Sacramento (East Lawn) Cemetery.

05-Feb

Plt Off

PATERSON, JAMES ALEXANDER  (135695)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in AT-6A, 41-439 of the Instructors' School, Mather Field, which collided with 41-583 in the circuit at Mather Field.  He is buried in Sacramento (East Lawn) Cemetery.

05-Feb

Fg Off

JONES, ARTHUR SELWYN  (409152)  RAAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, ES368 of the Reserve Aircraft Pool, which crashed into ES253 on landing at Oran in heavy rain.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery

05-Feb

Sgt

DROMGOOLE, ALFRED GEORGE  (1233732)  RAFVR; age: 20

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 St Helens Cemetery

05-Feb

Sgt

DEAN, SIDNEY JOHN  (1385334)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 26 OTU and died in the RAF Hospital at Halton from injuries sustained when he walked into a propeller on Wellington, ? 8797.  He is buried in Sonning (St Andrew) Churchyard

05-Feb

Flt Sgt

HARCOURT, JOHN ALBERT  (516423)  RAF; age: 28

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

05-Feb

LAC

SAXBY, JOHN MALCOLM  (1397534)  RAFVR; age: 18

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 Chichester.  He is buried in Felpham (St Mary) Churchyard

05-Feb

Sgt

DANCE, FRANK WILLIAM  (1175778)  RAFVR; age: 31

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 Redruth.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery

06-Feb

Sgt

THOMAS, IVOR MEREDITH  (1311420)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE132 of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie.  He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery

06-Feb

Sgt

CLUBLEY, LEWIS WILLIAM  (1378206)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE132 of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

06-Feb

Sgt

LAKE, GEORGE CHARLES  (1381642)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE132 of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

06-Feb

Flt Sgt

LATOUR, LEO ALPHONSE JOHN  (R/115264)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE132 of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

06-Feb

Fg Off

PEARSON, STANLEY  (119254)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE132 of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

06-Feb

Fg Off

ROSS, ALFRED JAMES  (117646)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE132 of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

06-Feb

Lt

WYLIE, W E  (103497)  SAAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK664 WP-T of No 90 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery

06-Feb

Flt Sgt

BAXTER, STANLEY  (1050918)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK664 WP-T of No 90 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

Plt Off

CARR, ALBERT  (139490)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK664 WP-T of No 90 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

Sgt

CHRISTON, JAMES FREDERICK  (638164)  RAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK664 WP-T of No 90 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

Sgt

FRANCE, LYLE ALBERT  (1382502)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK664 WP-T of No 90 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

Sgt

GREENAWAY, CLARENCE CHARLES  (1157570)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK664 WP-T of No 90 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

Sgt

HARRIS, WILLIAM GOTHWAITE  (993514)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK664 WP-T of No 90 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

Sgt

HOWARD, DOUGLAS WILLIAM  (1291579)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK664 WP-T of No 90 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

Flt Sgt

WOOD, JOHN  (1375501)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 90 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

Sgt

GUY, RONALD STEVENS  (1211944)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK367 EX-U of No 199 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

Sgt

MOSES, GEORGE  (1207069)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK367 EX-U of No 199 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

Sgt

READ, HOWARD JACK  (1179121)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK367 EX-U of No 199 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

WO II

SWEITZER, LEONARD JAMES  (R/76563)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK367 EX-U of No 199 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

Sgt

TURNER, DEREK WILFRID  (1316452)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK367 EX-U of No 199 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

Sgt

BARKHAM, RONALD JOHN  (1317383)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was serving with No 235 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

WO I

CLARK, JAMES HALDANE  (R/77048)  RCAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, T4800 of No 236 Sqn, which spun into the Humber after stalling as it climbed out of North Coates.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

Flt Sgt

EADIE, ROBERT  (988648)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, T4800 of No 236 Sqn, which spun into the Humber after stalling as it climbed out of North Coates.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

Sgt

SKONIECZNY, Josef (P.792624)  PAF; age: 38

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1495 BH-J of No 300 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft was shot down by flak near Bergan in Holland on a raid to Essen on 25 Nov 1942.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

06-Feb

Fg Off

MOORHOUSE, RONALD  (121921)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax I, W7848 of No 462 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft flew into high ground near Barce in Libya.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery

06-Feb

Plt Off

PARKER, HOWARD RUSSELL  (414331)  RNZAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL769 of No 610 Sqn, which failed to return from a Rhubarb in the Cherbourg area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

Fg Off

PEAKE, ALAN MORRISON  (122230)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AG632 of No 613 Sqn, which flew in high ground at Woolston Hill, Pyecombe, Sussex.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

06-Feb

Sgt

SYKES, JOHN  (957643)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, W5667 of No 14 OTU, which hit the ground and burst into flames near Boston after failure to recover from a stall practice at 2,000 ft.  He is buried in Armitage Bridge (St Paul) Churchyard

06-Feb

Sgt

PEACHEY, STANLEY FRANK  (1315380)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, W5667 of No 14 OTU, which hit the ground and burst into flames near Boston after failure to recover from a stall practice at 2,000 ft.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension

06-Feb

WO

MURRAY, HUGH  (1000346)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, W5667 of No 14 OTU, which hit the ground and burst into flames near Boston after failure to recover from a stall practice at 2,000 ft.  He is buried in Kincardine Cemetery, Ross and Cromarty

06-Feb

Sgt

EVANS, JOHN  (1315359)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, W5667 of No 14 OTU, which hit the ground and burst into flames near Boston after failure to recover from a stall practice at 2,000 ft.  He is buried in Mynydd Bach Congregational Chapelyard

06-Feb

Sgt

SHARP, HARRY  (1498349)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, W5667 of No 14 OTU, which hit the ground and burst into flames near Boston after failure to recover from a stall practice at 2,000 ft.  He is buried in Ringley (St Saviour) Churchyard

06-Feb

Cpl

PHILLIPS-MARTIN, HERBERT WILLIAM  (946756)  RAFVR; age: 23

He had been serving with No 243 AMES when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in Taiwan.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

06-Feb

Sgt

BROWN, LESLIE ATKINSON  (1557251)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth, 8947 of No 3 FTS, which .  He is buried in Ottawa (Beechwood) Cemetery

06-Feb

Sgt

STAUNTON, BERNARD CHARLES  (658799)  RAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth, 8947 of No 3 FTS, which .  He is buried in Ottawa (Notre Dame) Roman Catholic Cemetery

06-Feb

AC1

MANN, HAROLD JOSEPH  (1234015)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 37 SFTS and was killed in a motor vehicle accident.  He is buried in Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery

06-Feb

Fg Off

COWAN, EDWIN RICHARD  (66596)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, BS494 of No 4 PRU, which collided with a Hurricane on the approach to land on its return from a sortie to the La Spezia-Grosseto area.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery.

06-Feb

Sqn Ldr

MIDDLETON, HUGH DE MONTMORENCY  (28134)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was serving with No 42 OTU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Ashbourne.  He is buried in Ashbourne Cemetery

06-Feb

Fg Off

FLEMING, NEVILLE ALEXANDER THOMAS  (414217)  RAAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, N3221 of No 53 OTU, which crashed near the airfield whilst flying in the low flying area after a practice formation flying exercise.  He is buried in Llantwit Major Cemetery

06-Feb

Fg Off

STANCLIFFE, PHILLIP JOHN NORMAN  (129947)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with the Transfer Flt, Maison Blanche at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in La Reunion War Cemetery

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