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Casualties - 16 - 18 February 1943


16-Feb

WO

WESTCOTT, FREDERICK  (524645)  RAF; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD792 'B' of No 23 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie to Trapani.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

16-Feb

Fg Off

CAVE-BROWNE, EDWARD HENRY  (106194)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD792 'B' of No 23 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie to Trapani.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

16-Feb

Fg Off

ROBERTSON, JOHN DUNCAN  (129913)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD966 'C' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a minelaying sortie in the Candia area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

16-Feb

Fg Off

STENT, RICHARD HARDING  (124662)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD966 'C' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a minelaying sortie in the Candia area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

16-Feb

Sgt

SURTEES, JOHN HOWARD  (1136176)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HD966 'C' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a minelaying sortie in the Candia area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

16-Feb

AC1

BROWN, CLARENCE FRED  (1018447)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was serving with No 81 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba

16-Feb

Fg Off

BRYDON, JAMES STENHOUSE  (J/10154)  RCAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9306 WP-J of No 90 Sqn, which crashed into high ground near Blandford following a double engine failure on its return from a raid on Lorient.  He is buried in Blandford Cemetery

16-Feb

Fg Off

HARTNEY, NORMAN JOHN PATRICK  (J/10412)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9306 WP-J of No 90 Sqn, which crashed into high ground near Blandford following a double engine failure on its return from a raid on Lorient.  He is buried in Blandford Cemetery

16-Feb

Flt Sgt

MORTON, WILLIAM CUTHBERT  (R/75596)  RCAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9306 WP-J of No 90 Sqn, which crashed into high ground near Blandford following a double engine failure on its return from a raid on Lorient.  He is buried in Blandford Cemetery

16-Feb

WO II

ROSENBERRY, WILLARD KENNEDY  (R/91883)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9306 WP-J of No 90 Sqn, which crashed into high ground near Blandford following a double engine failure on its return from a raid on Lorient.  He is buried in Blandford Cemetery

16-Feb

Sgt

CARDWELL, DOUGLAS ERIC  (567350)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED380 PM-F of No 103 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid on Lorient.  He is buried in Guidel Communal Cemetery

16-Feb

Sgt

FORD, HERBERT CHARLES  (1206989)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED380 PM-F of No 103 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid on Lorient.  He is buried in Guidel Communal Cemetery

16-Feb

Flt Sgt

MASON, ARTHUR JAMES CEDRIC  (1376810)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED380 PM-F of No 103 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid on Lorient.  He is buried in Guidel Communal Cemetery

16-Feb

Plt Off

NEVILLE, WILFRED RONALD  (142564)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED380 PM-F of No 103 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid on Lorient.  He is buried in Guidel Communal Cemetery

16-Feb

Plt Off

STUBBS, ALEXANDER WILLIAM  (401568)  RAAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED380 PM-F of No 103 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid on Lorient.  He is buried in Guidel Communal Cemetery

16-Feb

Sgt

WOODWARD, JOHN CHARLES  (1316223)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED380 PM-F of No 103 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid on Lorient.  He is buried in Guidel Communal Cemetery

16-Feb

Plt Off

YOUNG, JOHN CHARLES HARLEY  (403065)  RAAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED380 PM-F of No 103 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid on Lorient.  He is buried in Guidel Communal Cemetery

16-Feb

Cpl

TUCKER, ARTHUR LEONARD FREDERICK  (619807)  RAF; age: 21

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

16-Feb

Flt Lt

STEPHENSON, JOHN GEOFFREY  (64918)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, JL612 of No 254 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Manby.  He is buried in Leicester (Welford Road) Cemetery

16-Feb

Plt Off

WHITE, THOMAS WILLIAM DENNIS  (143874)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, JL612 of No 254 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Manby.  He is buried in Steeple Claydon (St Michael) Churchyard

16-Feb

Flt Lt

BROWN, ORLAN RODERICK  (J/15884)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS440 of No 402 Sqn, which was shot down over the Channel by Fw 190s during a Rodeo.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Feb

Fg Off

CONNACHER, STUART MCINTYRE  (J/10756)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS145 of No 403 Sqn, which was shot down over the Channel by Fw 190s during a Rodeo.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Feb

Sgt

HAWKINS, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (542760)  RAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant II, AA582 of No 515 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Chipping Norton.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

16-Feb

Sgt

POWER, JAMES PATRICK  (1340974)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, R7042 of No 541 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Brackley, Oxfordshire.  He is buried in Peebles Cemetery

16-Feb

LAC

LEWIS, ARTHUR  (1126912)  RAFVR; age: 37

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 958 and was possibly killed in an air raid on South Wales.  He is buried in Merthyr Tydfil (Ffrwd) Cemetery, Penderyn

16-Feb

AC2

HALLWORTH, WILFRED  (1093796)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was serving with No 107 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

16-Feb

Sgt

TAYLOR, GLENWOOD ALEXANDER  (R/143910)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK258 of No 16 OTU, which He was killed when he walked in to the propeller.  He is buried in Middleton Stoney (All Saints) Churchyard

16-Feb

Sgt

CAMPBELL, DOUGLAS  (535179)  RAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V4032  of No 17 (P) AFU, which flew into high ground at night near Berwick, St James, Wiltshire.  He is buried in Upavon Cemetery

16-Feb

Sgt

HASLOCK, HUBERT FREDERICK  (408294)  RAAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, R6089 of No 2 FIS, which crashed at Lunan in Angus.  He is buried in Montrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery

16-Feb

AC1

MILLS, WILLIAM SAMUEL  (1468029)  RAFVR; age: 41

He was serving with No 320 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

16-Feb

LAC

GARRAD, BARRY FITZGERALD  (1802764)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Anson, 7582 of No 6 BGS, which crashed.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial

16-Feb

LAC

GOODWIN, THOMAS JOSEPH  (1467928)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Anson, 7582 of No 6 BGS, which crashed.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial

16-Feb

Sgt

WILLIAMSON, WALTER DONALD  (R/131709)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, DE461 of No 7 EFTS, which dived into the ground from a steep climbing turn during a passing out test.  He is buried in Ibstock Cemetery

16-Feb

Flt Lt

ENGSTROM, VAUGHAN GOTHRIK WELSBY  (41687)  RAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, DE461 of No 7 EFTS, which dived into the ground from a steep climbing turn during a passing out test.  He is buried in Ibstock Cemetery

16-Feb

ACW2

BAXTER, PATRICIA  (2141264)  WAAF; age: 19

She was serving at RAF Fairwood Common and was killed in an air raid on the station.  She is buried in East Ham (Marlow Road) Jewish Cemetery.

16-Feb

ACW2

COLLETT, IRENE DAISY  (2148006)  WAAF; age: 19

She was serving at RAF Fairwood Common and was killed in an air raid on the station.  She is buried in Ham (St Andrew) Churchyard.

16-Feb

ASO

CHANDLER, JOAN PHILLIS JUDY  (6312)  WAAF; age: 21

She was serving at RAF Fairwood Common and was killed in an air raid on the station.  She is buried in Reading (Henley Road) Cemetery.

16-Feb

WO

GALLOP, FREDERICK CLEVELAND  (346921)  RAF; age: 46

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 Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery

16-Feb

ACW2

HASPREY, BETTY THOMPSON  (471993)  WAAF; age: 23

She was serving in the UK and died in an RAF hospital from injuries sustained whilst riding a bicycle when she was involved in a car accident near The Segrave Arms at Weston-sub-Edge.  She is buried in Thornton Garden of Rest.

16-Feb

LACW

FROST, ROSINA ALICE  (2069724)  WAAF; age: 25

She 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?.  She is buried in Portland (St George) Churchyard

17-Feb

LAC

NIXON, ALEXANDER  (1556106)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst attempting to extinguish an engine fire on DH86A, X9441 (ex G-AEJM) of No 24 Sqn, when he was struck by the propeller.  He is buried in Renfrew (Arkleston) Cemetery.

17-Feb

Fg Off

WANDLESS, KEITH FORRESTER  (118895)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL344 of No 27 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on Heho airfield.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

17-Feb

Fg Off

TOWNSEND, JOHN ARAGON  (115908)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL344 of No 27 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on Heho airfield.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

17-Feb

Fg Off

HULL, BERNARD JOHN  (126860)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VI, AB533 of No 124 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters over St Omer during Circus 268.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Feb

Flt Lt

CHALK, FREDERICK GERALD HUDSON  (81389)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VI, AB853 'O' of No 124 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters over St Omer during Circus 269.  He is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille

17-Feb

WO I

MUIRHEAD, HARVEY DONALD  (R/79587)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BM346 of No 401 Sqn, which collided with W3839 and crashed near Northallerton.  He is buried in Catterick Cemetery

17-Feb

Flt Sgt

GILIS, Leonard (P.793791)  PAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3839  of No 401 Sqn, which collided with BM346 and crashed near Northallerton.  He is buried in

17-Feb

Sgt

STANLEY, HENRY WALTER  (1330743)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AB960 of No 501 Sqn, which flew into high ground at Slieve Greeba in County Down.  He is buried in Ightham (St Peter) Churchyard

17-Feb

LAC

HANNAN, HENRY JOSEPH  (1117149)  RAFVR; age: 43

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 934 Sqn, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Bradford (Bowling) Cemetery

17-Feb

Sgt

CANNELL, STANLEY WILLIAM CHARLES  (1392582)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2558 'G' of No 14 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames near Sproxton during a night training flight.  He is buried in Abney Park Cemetery

17-Feb

Sgt

ANDERSON, THOMAS JOHNSTONE  (1348529)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2558 'G' of No 14 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames near Sproxton during a night training flight.  He is buried in Ayton Parish Churchyard

17-Feb

Sgt

WALKER, THOMAS  (755649)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2558 'G' of No 14 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames near Sproxton during a night training flight.  He is buried in Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery

17-Feb

Sgt

COUSIN, JAMES MUIR  (1495456)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2558 'G' of No 14 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames near Sproxton during a night training flight.  He is buried in South Shields (Harton) Cemetery

17-Feb

LAC

THOMAS, MORGAN DAVID  (1414728)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, HN949 of No 1482 Flt, which spun into the ground near Burnham Norton in Norfolk following a stall in a bank.  He is buried in Glanamman (Tabernacle) Presbyterian Chapelyard

17-Feb

Flt Sgt

KILVERT, NORMAN ERNEST  (1007374)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, HN949 of No 1482 Flt, which spun into the ground near Burnham Norton in Norfolk following a stall in a bank.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

17-Feb

Fg Off

WOODLEY, ALFRED ERNEST  (109066)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T7172 of No 15 EFTS, which flew into high ground at Binsey Hill, near Cockermouth, Cumberland.  He is buried in Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery

17-Feb

Plt Off

DEARDEN, GEOFFREY KNOWLES  (128970)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 21 OTU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Feb

Sgt

HEATON, FRANCIS WALTER  (1498142)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was serving with No 21 OTU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Feb

Sgt

JAMES, GORDON HENDY  (1334669)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was serving with No 21 OTU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Feb

Sgt

JAMES, LIONEL EDWIN  (1339248)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 21 OTU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Feb

Sgt

LEWIS, JAMES BUNCE  (1124504)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 21 OTU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Feb

Sgt

O'NEILL, JAMES VINCENT  (R/135199)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, R6606 of No 58 OTU, which flew into high ground at Westcairn Hill, Midlothian.  He is buried in Grangemouth (Grandsable) Cemetery

17-Feb

Sgt

LLEWELLYN, WILLIAM DAVID  (1315199)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, DF395 of No 6 (P) AFU, which crashed in an attempted forced landing at Signet Hill Farm, near Burford, Oxfordshire.  He is buried in Penyfai (All Saints) Churchyard

17-Feb

AC1

PAGE, THOMAS WILLIAM  (1504935)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, DF395 of No 6 (P) AFU, which crashed in an attempted forced landing at Signet Hill Farm, near Burford, Oxfordshire.  He is buried in Sunderland (Mere Knolls) Cemetery

17-Feb

Sgt

POOL, JOHN  (656578)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX420 of No 7 (C) OTU, which flew into high ground at Drumgarve, Glen Lussa, Argyllshire.  He is buried in Bebington (Plymyard) Cemetery

17-Feb

Sgt

HOYLE, HARRY  (1139031)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX420 of No 7 (C) OTU, which flew into high ground at Drumgarve, Glen Lussa, Argyllshire.  He is buried in Leeds (Lawns Wood) Cemetery

17-Feb

Pvt

SAID ISMAIL  (6207)  IL; age: ?

He was serving with the Iraq Levies at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Habbaniya Memorial

17-Feb

ACW1

SNAPE, EMILY NAOMI  (2064739)  WAAF; age: 18

She was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained. She probably died in the RAF Hospital at Cosford as her death was registered in Wenlock.  She is buried in Stoke-on-Trent (Hartshill) Cemetery.

17-Feb

Flt Lt

COLLINS, STUART GORDON  (42107)  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 Uxbridge as his death is registered in Uxbridge.  He was cremated at  Golders Green Crematorium

17-Feb

Cpl

FREEMAN, ERNEST SYDNEY  (920411)  RAFVR; age: 26

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 Bromley.  He is buried in Chislehurst Cemetery

17-Feb

AC2

CASWELL, JOSEPH HENRY  (1405034)  RAFVR; age: 27

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 East Glamorgan.  He is buried in Tredegar (Dukestown) Cemetery

17-Feb

Sgt

McCROHAN, JOHN JOSEPH  (1316061)  RAFVR; age: 20

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 Leytonstone (St Patrick's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

18-Feb

Sgt

AIRD, JAMES STOREY  (1502749)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED492 WS-W of No 9 Sqn, which came down near Jever during a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

18-Feb

Sgt

BERWICK, THOMAS ALFRED  (1353851)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED492 WS-W of No 9 Sqn, which came down near Jever during a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

18-Feb

Sgt

DARLINGTON, RALPH WILLIAM  (1452908)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED492 WS-W of No 9 Sqn, which came down near Jever during a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

18-Feb

Flt Sgt

DAVIS, ERNEST JOHN WALTER  (1254697)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED492 WS-W of No 9 Sqn, which came down near Jever during a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

18-Feb

WO

BUNT, EDWARD TREZISE  (366029)  RAF; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4375 of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Flt Sgt

LANGLEY, DENIS PAUL  (1253310)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4375 of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Sgt

McCARRON, WILLIAM  (657131)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4375 of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Sgt

PYPER, JOHN ROBERT  (564567)  RAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4375 of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Sgt

SMITH, FREDERICK CHARLES  (1578941)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4375 of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Sgt

WALLER, PETER ANTHONY  (1266776)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4375 of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Sgt

WATT, SAMUEL FREDERICK  (925584)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4375 of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Sgt

NEWTON, THOMAS RAINE  (1119116)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4270 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at Bottesford following an engine fire during a training flight.  He is buried in Brandon and Byshottles (Ushaw Moor) Cemetery

18-Feb

Sgt

WHITEHEAD, JAMES MILTON  (975551)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4270 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at Bottesford following an engine fire during a training flight.  He is buried in Cambusnethan Cemetery

18-Feb

Sgt

COAKER, JOHN  (1276786)  ; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4270 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at Bottesford following an engine fire during a training flight.  He is buried in Leusdon (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

18-Feb

Sgt

LOVEROCK, EDWARD JOHN  (950159)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4270 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at Bottesford following an engine fire during a training flight.  He is buried in Matlock (St Giles) Churchyard

18-Feb

WO II

WARNE, THOMAS HERBERT  (R/102085)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4270 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at Bottesford following an engine fire during a training flight.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery

18-Feb

Sgt

HITCHON, GEORGE ARTHUR  (576765)  RAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4270 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at Bottesford following an engine fire during a training flight.  He is buried in Padiham (St Leonard) Churchyard Extension

18-Feb

Sgt

PREECE, ROBERT JOHN  (1174086)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4270 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at Bottesford following an engine fire during a training flight.  He is buried in Wembdon (St George) Churchyard

18-Feb

Fg Off

WATSON, WILLIAM SCOTT  (412769)  RNZAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AM150 of No 63 Sqn, which was damaged by flak whilst attacking a train near Fecamp and later dived into the Channel on its return.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Fg Off

WOOD, CHARLES KENNETH  (130147)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter II, V8325 of No 68 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie to Vlieland.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

18-Feb

Plt Off

NASH, ROBERT  (136021)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore II, AG816 of No 69 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

18-Feb

WO II

CONWAY, JAMES LESLIE JOSEPH  (R/56368)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore II, AG816 of No 69 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

18-Feb

WO II

COOK, CHARLES OWEN  (R/76061)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore II, AG816 of No 69 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

18-Feb

Plt Off

MILNE, JOHN STEPHEN  (136052)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore II, AG816 of No 69 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

18-Feb

Sgt

DRANSFIELD, MAURICE  (1025320)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5750 of No 106 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

18-Feb

Flt Sgt

FROST, JOHN BERT  (R/115677)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5750 of No 106 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

18-Feb

Sgt

GREEP, ROBERT SIDNEY  (1319236)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5750 of No 106 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

18-Feb

Plt Off

MARKLAND, EDWARD ROY  (414656)  RNZAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5750 of No 106 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

18-Feb

Fg Off

MYERS, PETER RODNEY VINCENT  (119287)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5750 of No 106 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

18-Feb

Sgt

PARRY, EDWARD  (643093)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5750 of No 106 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Sgt

PENNEY, DENNIS WILLIAM  (923761)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5750 of No 106 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Sgt

McNAIR, CHARLES AITCHISON  (1021169)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8302 OM-J of No 107 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained on 11 Feb 1942.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

18-Feb

Cpl

WRIGHT, JOHN HENRY  (1480217)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 132 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Ipswich.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery

18-Feb

Flt Sgt

BUDDEN, FREDERICK ALFRED  (655615)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ420 of No 139 Sqn, which crashed on a raid to Tours at Vengeons in France.  He is buried in Vengeons Churchyard

18-Feb

Sgt

MORRIS, FRANK  (1245949)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ420 of No 139 Sqn, which crashed on a raid to Tours at Vengeons in France.  He is buried in Vengeons Churchyard

18-Feb

Sgt

EASTOE, LESLIE FRANK  (1334954)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT644 NP-Y of No 158 Sqn, which was lost in the sea during a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

18-Feb

Sgt

EDMEADES, JACK EDWARD  (1217917)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT644 NP-Y of No 158 Sqn, which was lost in the sea during a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

18-Feb

Sgt

AITCHISON, ALEXANDER SMITH  (1301560)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT644 NP-Y of No 158 Sqn, which was lost in the sea during a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Sgt

BRAY, FREDERICK JOHN  (1315878)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT644 NP-Y of No 158 Sqn, which was lost in the sea during a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Fg Off

GRIFFITHS, EDWARD IVOR  (117360)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT644 NP-Y of No 158 Sqn, which was lost in the sea during a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Sgt

HARRISON, JOHN  (994787)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT644 NP-Y of No 158 Sqn, which was lost in the sea during a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Sgt

HART, ERNEST JOHN RONALD  (1290777)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT644 NP-Y of No 158 Sqn, which was lost in the sea during a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Sgt

BEER, NORMAN CLIVE  (413373)  RNZAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED330 EM-F of No 207 Sqn, which was lost in the target area during a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

18-Feb

Sgt

GAWTHORP, WALTER GORDON  (536350)  RAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED330 EM-F of No 207 Sqn, which was lost in the target area during a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

18-Feb

Sgt

HARDING, WILLIAM  (1286788)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED330 EM-F of No 207 Sqn, which was lost in the target area during a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Sgt

SMURTHWAITE, JOSEPH  (1216233)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED330 EM-F of No 207 Sqn, which was lost in the target area during a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Sgt

WEST, HAROLD JOHN  (1283890)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED330 EM-F of No 207 Sqn, which was lost in the target area during a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Sgt

WHYTE, JAMES LOGAN  (1345473)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED330 EM-F of No 207 Sqn, which was lost in the target area during a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Plt Off

RUNDLE, JOHN REGINALD  (414346)  RNZAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9163 BU-C of No 214 Sqn, which abandoned near Alton, Hampshire after running out of fuel on return from a 'Gardening' sortie in the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

18-Feb

Plt Off

BRIGGS, THOMAS SIMPSON  (J/16215)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, X7893 of No 409 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

18-Feb

Plt Off

McBEATH, DOUGLAS  (J/16258)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, X7893 of No 409 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

18-Feb

Fg Off

MAFFRE, KENNETH REGINALD  (J/7205)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE435 of No 415 Sqn, which crashed on a night take-off from Docking.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard

18-Feb

WO II

CAMPBELL, PAUL BREWER  (R/99129)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE435 of No 415 Sqn, which crashed on a night take-off from Docking.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard

18-Feb

WO

NIBLOCK, ZINA MANFORD  (R/82624)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE435 of No 415 Sqn, which crashed on a night take-off from Docking.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard

18-Feb

WO II

VOKEY, REGINALD ERNEST  (R/56326)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE435 of No 415 Sqn, which crashed on a night take-off from Docking.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard

18-Feb

Sgt

GRANT, JOHN WILLIAM  (1118853)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT639 VR-B of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie off the Frisians.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

WO II

GRAY, WILLIAM REID  (R/91855)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT639 VR-B of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie off the Frisians.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

WO II

JACOBSEN, HAROLD THOMAS  (R/106534)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT639 VR-B of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie off the Frisians.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Flt Sgt

LEVASSEUR, BENOIT ALBERT  (R/84617)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT639 VR-B of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie off the Frisians.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Sgt

LLOYD, GRIFFITH ARTHUR  (1332039)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT639 VR-B of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie off the Frisians.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Sgt

ROBINSON, WILLIAM ALBERT  (R/50788)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT639 VR-B of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie off the Frisians.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Flt Sgt

WILSON, ROBERT POTTER  (R/120027)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT639 VR-B of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie off the Frisians.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

Fg Off

BLANCHARD, PETER JAMES  (121517)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VI, BR310 of No 616 Sqn, which crashed into the Channel off the The Needles, Isle of Wight.  He was buried in/or cremated at  City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park

18-Feb

LAC

BISHOP, HAROLD WILLIAM  (1183752)  RAFVR; age: 29

He had been serving with No 248 AMES when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Hakadate in Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery

18-Feb

AC2

SKELDING, CHARLES JAMES  (1510083)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 325 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba

18-Feb

Sgt

HOOPER, RAYMOND  (1315234)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Audax, K8321 of No 4 GTS, which dived into the ground at Kingston Bagpuize, Oxfordshire.  He is buried in Kidlington Burial Ground

18-Feb

Fg Off

CLANDILLON, JAMES ALBERT  (117778)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, V8564 of the FIU, which was shot down in error by Wellington, BK467 and crashed near Bedenham in Hampshire.  He is buried in Littlehampton Cemetery

18-Feb

Flt Lt

ARMSTRONG, WILLIAM  (41812)  RAF; age: 21

He was serving with the FPP/GIB and was killed in motorcycle accident.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

18-Feb

LAC

UNSWORTH, WALTER MORGAN  (1035325)  RAFVR; age: ?

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 Ploughley (36).  He is buried in Stivichall (or Styvechale) (St James) Churchyard

18-Feb

Cpl

HOLMES, THOMAS  (1694085)  RAFVR; age: 30

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 Leeds.  He is buried in Leeds Roman Catholic Cemetery

18-Feb

AC1

STORM, ERNEST WALTER  (1274451)  RAFVR; age: 36

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 Surrey Mid East.  He is buried in Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery

 

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