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Casualties - 25 - 26 February 1943


25-Feb

Plt Off

HEWETSON, JAMES CECIL WILLIAM  (80457)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, DD910 of No 39 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on a convoy off the Italian coast.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

25-Feb

Sgt

PASSMORE, A E  (1313681)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 72 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery

25-Feb

AC2

HOOKHAM, FREDERICK WILLIAM ERIC  (1202185)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was serving with No 84 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Durban (Stellawood) Cemetery

25-Feb

Sgt

BARFOOT, THOMAS BERTRAM  (1575269)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT800 DY-P of No 102 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Colchester due to severe weather conditions on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Birdingbury (St Leonard) Churchyard

25-Feb

Sgt

HERBERT, LEONARD VICTOR WILLIAM  (1377606)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT800 DY-P of No 102 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Colchester due to severe weather conditions on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Eltham Cemetery, London

25-Feb

Flt Sgt

SANITSKY, IRVING LOUIS  (R/126444)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT800 DY-P of No 102 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Colchester due to severe weather conditions on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk

25-Feb

Flt Sgt

SMITH, CYRIL JAMES DRANE  (751618)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT800 DY-P of No 102 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Colchester due to severe weather conditions on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Patna Old Cemetery

25-Feb

Flt Sgt

BRAY, CHARLES HENRY  (516576)  RAF; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT800 DY-P of No 102 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Colchester due to severe weather conditions on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Ringshall (St Catherine) Churchyard

25-Feb

Sgt

WIDGERY, EDWARD LESLIE  (1379326)  RAF; age: 35

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT800 DY-P of No 102 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Colchester due to severe weather conditions on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Swansea (Oystermouth) Cemetery

25-Feb

Sgt

DUDLEY, JOHN  (1333020)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT800 DY-P of No 102 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Colchester due to severe weather conditions on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Titsey (St James) Churchyard

25-Feb

Sgt

COURT, KENNETH OWEN  (1393683)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4886 of No 106 Sqn, which came down near Furth on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

25-Feb

Flt Lt

CURTIN, DONALD JOSEPH  (J/9340)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4886 of No 106 Sqn, which came down near Furth on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

25-Feb

Sgt

JACK, VINCENT EDWARD  (1187970)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4886 of No 106 Sqn, which came down near Furth on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

25-Feb

Plt Off

LEAR, ANTONY FREDERICK  (139408)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4886 of No 106 Sqn, which came down near Furth on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

25-Feb

Sub Lt (A)

McGRATH, PATRICK MYLES RNVR ()  RNVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4886 of No 106 Sqn, which came down near Furth on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

25-Feb

Sgt

RIGBY, HENRY  (1244450)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4886 of No 106 Sqn, which came down near Furth on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

25-Feb

Fg Off

WINDSOR, REGINALD JOHN FREDERICK  (116092)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4886 of No 106 Sqn, which came down near Furth on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

25-Feb

Flt Lt

ELDER, WILLIAM ALEXANDER STEVENSON  (88431)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED356 EM-W of No 207 Sqn, which crashed at Ludwigshafen during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

25-Feb

Sgt

FAYLE, JOHN STANLEY  (R/93202)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED356 EM-W of No 207 Sqn, which crashed at Ludwigshafen during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

25-Feb

WO II

HANNAH, ROBERT STANLEY  (R/142418)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED356 EM-W of No 207 Sqn, which crashed at Ludwigshafen during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

25-Feb

Sgt

HOGARTH, KENNETH HERBERT  (1055990)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED356 EM-W of No 207 Sqn, which crashed at Ludwigshafen during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

25-Feb

Sgt

JOHNSON, KENNETH ROY  (570989)  RAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED356 EM-W of No 207 Sqn, which crashed at Ludwigshafen during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

25-Feb

Fg Off

SEXTON, MURRAY KERR  (J/8974)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED356 EM-W of No 207 Sqn, which crashed at Ludwigshafen during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

25-Feb

Fg Off

WHEELER, GEORGE HOWARD  (J/10045)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED356 EM-W of No 207 Sqn, which crashed at Ludwigshafen during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

25-Feb

WO II

WILLIAMS, PERCY GORDON  (R/116322)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED356 EM-W of No 207 Sqn, which crashed at Ludwigshafen during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

25-Feb

Sgt

DAVIES, WILLIAM RICARD  (536210)  RAF; age: 27

He was serving with No 217 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

25-Feb

WO II

WILLBEE, JACK VINCENT  (R/93429)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, HL997 of No 261 Sqn, which was shot down near Tabayad in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

25-Feb

Fg Off

EDWARDS, JACK DUDLEY  (J/21619)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS287 of No 403 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Marsham in Kent whilst undertaking a tail chase.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

25-Feb

Plt Off

WORLEY, ROBERT STEPHEN BORDEN  (J/85180)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE369 QB-P of No 424 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames on its return from a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery

25-Feb

Flt Sgt

BANKS, JAMES  (1073681)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE369 QB-P of No 424 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames on its return from a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in New Stevenston (St Patrick's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

25-Feb

Sgt

WILES, ALFRED ALBERT  (1209651)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE369 QB-P of No 424 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames on its return from a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery

25-Feb

WO

STOVELL, CECIL  (404220)  RAAF; age: 34

He was serving with No 456 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He probably died in the RAF Hospital at Cosford as his death was registered in Wenlock.  He is buried in Donnington (St Cuthbert) Churchyard.

25-Feb

WO II

CLARK, LLOYD WILLIAM  (R/106933)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB134 of No 458 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

25-Feb

WO II

JENKINS, FRANCIS SURRAGE  (R/95049)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB134 of No 458 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

25-Feb

WO II

KING, PERRY  (R/93340)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB134 of No 458 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

25-Feb

WO II

KIRK, JAMES FREDERICK  (R/95108)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB134 of No 458 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

25-Feb

WO II

McLEOD, ALLISON FREDERICK WEEKS  (R/72864)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB134 of No 458 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

25-Feb

WO II

SHEFFIELD, ROBERT ALFRED PHILLIP  (R/102577)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB134 of No 458 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

25-Feb

WO II

LARIN, JOSEPH LOUIS BERNARD  (R/73774)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED526 PO-J of No 467 Sqn, which came down near the target area on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

25-Feb

Sgt

O'KANE, EDWARD  (1479311)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED526 PO-J of No 467 Sqn, which came down near the target area on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

25-Feb

Flt Lt

ROWCROFT, OSCAR GLADWIN  (401196)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED526 PO-J of No 467 Sqn, which came down near the target area on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

25-Feb

WO

STEWART, MAXWELL PHILLIP  (405189)  RAAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED526 PO-J of No 467 Sqn, which came down near the target area on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

25-Feb

Sgt

WIGGINS, RICHARD  (1321793)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED526 PO-J of No 467 Sqn, which came down near the target area on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

25-Feb

WO II

WOOLLEY, ROBERT STANLEY  (R/77317)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED526 PO-J of No 467 Sqn, which came down near the target area on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

25-Feb

Sgt

WYLIE, ROBERT MCKENZIE  (982917)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED526 PO-J of No 467 Sqn, which came down near the target area on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

25-Feb

Plt Off

ORR, NATHANIEL PERCY  (139946)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ475 of No 521 Sqn, which failed to return from a meteorological recce flight to Rouen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

Fg Off

PRICE, NORMAN GEORGE  (128369)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ475 of No 521 Sqn, which failed to return from a meteorological recce flight to Rouen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

LAC

HAWKEN, GEORGE HENRY  (644917)  RAF; age: 33

He was serving with No 614 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery

25-Feb

LAC

WOODBURN, LEO  (1069942)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was serving with No 614 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery

25-Feb

Plt Off

WRIGHT, STUART MARSTON  (J/21909)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, N6374 of No 12 (P) AFU, which flew into ground Sunnyside Farm, Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire.  He is buried in Grantham Cemetery

25-Feb

Sgt

WRIGHT, KENNETH WILLIAM  (1238472)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, N6374 of No 12 (P) AFU, which flew into ground Sunnyside Farm, Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire.  He is buried in Littleover (St Peter) Churchyard

25-Feb

Flt Sgt

CLARK, NORMAN GEORGE  (411370)  RNZAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DM216 of No 17 (P) AFU, which struck the ground and burst into flames whilst attempting a go-round during a night solo training flight.  He is buried in Watton (St Mary) Churchyard

25-Feb

Sgt

ROWELL, ARNOLD WILLIAM  (1149033)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, LA826 'B' of No 19 OTU, which flew into high ground shortly after taking off from Forres.  He is buried in Barnsley Cemetery

25-Feb

Sgt

STOKES, RONALD WALTER  (1809371)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, LA826 'B' of No 19 OTU, which flew into high ground shortly after taking off from Forres.  He is buried in Camberwell New Cemetery

25-Feb

Plt Off

OLD, MELVYN FREDERICK  (130266)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, LA826 'B' of No 19 OTU, which flew into high ground shortly after taking off from Forres.  He is buried in Camborne (St Martin) Churchyard

25-Feb

Sgt

MILLAR, JAMES ARTHUR  (1341185)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, LA826 'B' of No 19 OTU, which flew into high ground shortly after taking off from Forres.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground

25-Feb

Sgt

SCOTT, WILLIAM  (1035757)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, LA826 'B' of No 19 OTU, which flew into high ground shortly after taking off from Forres.  He is buried in Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery

25-Feb

Sgt

FELLOWES, PETER NOEL  (1332970)  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

25-Feb

Sgt

POTTS, JAMES GRAHAM  (625711)  RAF; age: 25

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

25-Feb

Sgt

ROBERTS, MICHAEL FREDERICK  (1337441)  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

25-Feb

Sgt

POPOFF-RIKOVSKY, PETER  (1375794)  RAFVR; age: 29

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

25-Feb

LAC

BIDDULPH, HUGH WATSON  (1575820)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, 3456 of No 24 AS, which crashed near Leeufontein ALG in a violent storm.  He is buried in Nigel Old Cemetery

25-Feb

Sgt

FARREN, EDMUND BLAKE  (R/138527)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire PR III, R6968 of No 58 OTU, which crashed out of control near Avonbridge in Stirlingshire.  He is buried in Grangemouth (Grandsable) Cemetery

25-Feb

Plt Off

REID, ROBERT JAMES MAXWELL  (J/16195)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF683 of the OADU, which was lost on a ferry flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

Flt Sgt

TROTMAN, RONALD  (543183)  RAF; age: 25

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 Kilbride, Lanarkshire.  He is buried in East Kilbride Cemetery

25-Feb

Flt Lt

WATT, JOHN MURRAY  (84493)  RAFVR; age: 39

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 Hemel Hempstead.  He is buried in Great Berkhamsted (St Peter) Church Cemetery

26-Feb

Fg Off

SHERRING, VICTOR CHARLES  (126554)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED495 WS-Y of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

26-Feb

Fg Off

MITCHELL, JOSEPH ARTHUR  (124006)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED495 WS-Y of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

BEVAN, WILLIAM HUGHES  (1380060)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED520 WS-T of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

BLABER, ARTHUR CLARENCE  (1165342)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED520 WS-T of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

Sgt

ESSEN, STANLEY FREDERICK  (1258658)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED520 WS-T of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

WO I

HUNTER, DONALD CAMPBELL  (R/61035)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED520 WS-T of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

Sgt

MATTHEWS, RICHARD AYERST  (993623)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED520 WS-T of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

Sgt

McINTYRE, DONALD CARSTAIRS  (1437780)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED520 WS-T of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

Sgt

WILKINS, EDWARD  (1250736)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED520 WS-T of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

LAC

DAVIES, RONALD ALLISON  (1178654)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 9 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Bishop Stortford.  He is buried in Bishop's Stortford Old Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

COCKERTON, JACK PERCY WILLIAM  (657123)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7768 of No 29 Sqn, which crashed on a night take-off from West Malling.  He is buried in Earlham (St Mary) Churchyard

26-Feb

Sgt

RICHARDS, WILLIAM BENJAMIN  (1263952)  RAFVR; age: ?

He probably died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Beaufort IIA, DD910 'S' of No 39 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

26-Feb

Fg Off

JARVIS, AMBURY NEWTON  (J/10365)  RCAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED387 of No 50 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

McBAY, ARTHUR CAVE  (1108568)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED387 of No 50 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

YATES, ERIC ASHLEY  (1132141)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED387 of No 50 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

26-Feb

AC1

GRIFFITHS, JOHN LEWIS  (1402803)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 79 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

26-Feb

Flt Sgt

RINGE, WALLACE ANTHONY  (1283533)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4846 OL-S of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Monchengladbach during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sqn Ldr

SIMPSON, ERNEST ROBERT DFM (106561)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4846 OL-S of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Monchengladbach during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

WO II

HAMBROOK, MARK DAVID WILLIS  (R/92131)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4846 OL-S of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Monchengladbach during a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

Sgt

HAYES, BERNARD ALFRED  (518809)  RAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4846 OL-S of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Monchengladbach during a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

Plt Off

HENDERSON, JOHN HAROLD  (143404)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4846 OL-S of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Monchengladbach during a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

Fg Off

NORRINGTON, DERRICK DFM (48516)  RAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4846 OL-S of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Monchengladbach during a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

Sqn Ldr

ROBINSON, SAMUEL  (45617)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4846 OL-S of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Monchengladbach during a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

Sgt

HOLMES, ERIC HOWETH  (1394757)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF410 WP-E of No 90 Sqn, which crashed near Rastatt during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

DYER, JOHN HENRY  (1339128)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF410 WP-E of No 90 Sqn, which crashed near Rastatt during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

HINES, ARTHUR VIVIAN DERRICK  (804158)  AuxAF; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF410 WP-E of No 90 Sqn, which crashed near Rastatt during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

26-Feb

Plt Off

MAJOR, WILFRED ROY  (141709)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF410 WP-E of No 90 Sqn, which crashed near Rastatt during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

26-Feb

Flt Sgt

MILES, FRANCIS JOHN  (1312077)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF410 WP-E of No 90 Sqn, which crashed near Rastatt during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

PETTINGER, GEORGE  (1043274)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF410 WP-E of No 90 Sqn, which crashed near Rastatt during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

BODEN, STANLEY  (1029429)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF410 WP-E of No 90 Sqn, which crashed near Rastatt during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Florennes Communal Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

BRADSHAW, HENRY EASTON  (1078965)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR669 DY-E of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over the target during a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Fg Off

DOWDALL, LEONARD JAMES  (126836)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR669 DY-E of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over the target during a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

GIBBONS, MICHAEL GERRARD  (1500187)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR669 DY-E of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over the target during a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

HUNT, JOHN WILLIAM  (615956)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR669 DY-E of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over the target during a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

LANGHAM, LOUIS JOHN  (1337179)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR669 DY-E of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over the target during a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

RICHINGS, DENNIS STANLEY  (1183680)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR669 DY-E of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over the target during a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

RUSSELL, THOMAS EDWARD  (1266850)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR669 DY-E of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over the target during a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

WILSON, JOHN LESLIE  (658464)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR669 DY-E of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over the target during a raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

Plt Off

BURGHER, REGINALD SILVESTER  (139206)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7919 DY-N of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over the target during a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

STEWART, WILLIAM  (1343848)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7919 DY-N of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over the target during a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

COX, TREVOR JOHN  (1193709)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7919 DY-N of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over the target during a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

FRITH, EDWIN JOHN  (657022)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7919 DY-N of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over the target during a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

JAMES, AUBREY REX  (1579656)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7919 DY-N of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over the target during a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

PEAK, JAMES  (642436)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7919 DY-N of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over the target during a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

WILBY, JACK  (1214692)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7919 DY-N of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over the target during a raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

Sgt

DAVEY, ERIC JAMES  (1394020)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4336 PM-U of No 103 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

COOK, FRANCIS STEWART CRICHTON  (1382496)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4336 PM-U of No 103 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

McCALL, TOM  (338707)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4336 PM-U of No 103 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

SMITH, CHARLES DERRICK  (530021)  RAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4336 PM-U of No 103 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

SOUTH, DOUGLAS REYNOLD  (1612608)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4336 PM-U of No 103 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

TOWN, JOHN NEWTON  (702576)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4336 PM-U of No 103 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

WOODFIELD, HUGH  (1288645)  RAFVR; age: 17

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4336 PM-U of No 103 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Wg Cdr

LONGFIELD, GEOFFREY PHELPS  (27229)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ365 GB-V of No 105 Sqn, which collided with DZ413 near the target whilst attacking a naval stores depot at Rennes.  He is buried in Rennes Eastern Communal Cemetery

26-Feb

Flt Lt

MILLNS, RALPH FREDERICK  (115317)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ365 GB-V of No 105 Sqn, which collided with DZ413 near the target whilst attacking a naval stores depot at Rennes.  He is buried in Rennes Eastern Communal Cemetery

26-Feb

Fg Off

KIMMEL, SPENCER GRIFFITH  (J/9561)  RCAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ413 GB-K of No 105 Sqn, which collided with DZ365 near the target whilst attacking a naval stores depot at Rennes.  He is buried in Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery

26-Feb

Fg Off

KIRKLAND, HARRY NETTLETON  (J/10427)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ413 GB-K of No 105 Sqn, which collided with DZ365 near the target whilst attacking a naval stores depot at Rennes.  He is buried in Rennes Eastern Communal Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

CROWLEY, DONALD FRANCIS  (1238489)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS546 of No 122 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s during a Circus to St Omer.  He is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery

26-Feb

Plt Off

MERCER, DONALD GILLESPIE  (130463)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, EN472 of No 122 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s during a Circus to St Omer.  He is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

TAYLOR, VIVIAN REX  (1316758)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X7890 of No 125 Sqn, which crashed on an overshoot at Fairwood Common.  He is buried in Bristol (Canford) Cemetery

26-Feb

Lt

Moe, T D C RNAF ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ481 ZD-L of No 139 Sqn, which was lost whilst attacking a naval stores depot at Rennes.  

26-Feb

2 Lt

Smedsaas, O RNAF ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ481 ZD-L of No 139 Sqn, which was lost whilst attacking a naval stores depot at Rennes.  

26-Feb

AC1

HALL, PETER JOHN  (1238235)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 145 Sqn, and was probably killed when German artillery shelled Hazbub landing ground.  He is buried in Sfax War Cemetery.

26-Feb

Sgt

FALKINER, CLAUDE  (1196205)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF728 of No 150 Sqn, which whilst returning from a raid on Bizerte, flew into high ground near Maison Blanche.  He is buried in El Alia Cemetery

26-Feb

Flt Sgt

EARP-JONES, CHARLES LAWRENCE  (777850)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF728 of No 150 Sqn, which whilst returning from a raid on Bizerte, flew into high ground near Maison Blanche.  He is buried in El Alia Cemetery

26-Feb

Plt Off

KELLY, WILLIAM DFM (142894)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF728 of No 150 Sqn, which whilst returning from a raid on Bizerte, flew into high ground near Maison Blanche.  He is buried in El Alia Cemetery

26-Feb

Fg Off

SWAIN, JOHN GOODHUGH  (117401)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF728 of No 150 Sqn, which whilst returning from a raid on Bizerte, flew into high ground near Maison Blanche.  He is buried in El Alia Cemetery

26-Feb

WO II

BOON, WILLIAM  (R/61125)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF728 of No 150 Sqn, which whilst returning from a raid on Bizerte, flew into high ground near Maison Blanche.  He is buried in El Alia Cemetery

26-Feb

Fg Off

BENSON, ROBERT LOWELL  (J/11949)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT668 NP-R of No 158 Sqn, which crashed in Luxembourg during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Beverley (Queensgate) Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

EPATHITE, JOHN WILLIAM  (1288043)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT668 NP-R of No 158 Sqn, which crashed in Luxembourg during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Florennes Communal Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

FRANKLAND, RICHARD HENRY  (1482156)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT668 NP-R of No 158 Sqn, which crashed in Luxembourg during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Florennes Communal Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

HODGSON, THOMAS  (1030199)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT668 NP-R of No 158 Sqn, which crashed in Luxembourg during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Florennes Communal Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

HOLE, ARTHUR CHARLES  (1338760)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT668 NP-R of No 158 Sqn, which crashed in Luxembourg during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Florennes Communal Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

YATES, DAVID BENNETT  (1510347)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT668 NP-R of No 158 Sqn, which crashed in Luxembourg during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Florennes Communal Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

RANKEN, GEORGE ALEXANDER AITKEN  (1052516)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, BE161 of No 196 Sqn, which crashed near Middleton-on-the-Wolds during a air test.  He is buried in Beverley (Queensgate) Cemetery

26-Feb

LAC

ROBINSON, WALTER  (1073018)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, BE161 of No 196 Sqn, which crashed near Middleton-on-the-Wolds during a air test.  He is buried in Castleton Moor (St Martin) Churchyard

26-Feb

Fg Off

GORDON, THOMAS DONALD  (120884)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, BE161 of No 196 Sqn, which crashed near Middleton-on-the-Wolds during a air test.  He is buried in Cockpen Old Churchyard

26-Feb

Sgt

HERBERT, DENNIS  (1425487)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, BE161 of No 196 Sqn, which crashed near Middleton-on-the-Wolds during a air test.  He is buried in Leicester (Welford Road) Cemetery

26-Feb

Fg Off

SMART, NEVILLE  (124547)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, BE161 of No 196 Sqn, which crashed near Middleton-on-the-Wolds during a air test.  He is buried in Lyndhurst Cemetery, Hampshire

26-Feb

WO II

BERNICK, LLOYD ADOLF  (R/62500)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, BE161 of No 196 Sqn, which crashed near Middleton-on-the-Wolds during a air test.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

Sgt

BOWS, THOMAS  (1053096)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was serving with No 207 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Melton Mowbrey.  He is buried in Bramley (St Peter) Churchyard

26-Feb

Sgt

HEARN, JOHN WILLIAM  (1339187)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF450 HA-X of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Mannheim during a raid to Nurtemburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

26-Feb

WO II

MATHEWS, GEORGE  (R/79239)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF450 HA-X of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Mannheim during a raid to Nurtemburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

WHITE, RAYMOND WILLIAM  (1331366)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF450 HA-X of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Mannheim during a raid to Nurtemburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

26-Feb

WO II

YOUNG, KENNETH IAN  (R/75118)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF450 HA-X of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Mannheim during a raid to Nurtemburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

STUART, LLOYD LINCOLN  (1385971)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF450 HA-X of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Mannheim during a raid to Nurtemburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

Sgt

WADE, JAMES CHRISTOPHER  (28053)  RAAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF450 HA-X of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Mannheim during a raid to Nurtemburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

Sgt

WERNER, HARRY VICTOR  (1188359)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF450 HA-X of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Mannheim during a raid to Nurtemburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

Plt Off

NOTLEY, ANTHONY  (141126)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, AR559 of No 249 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 north of Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

26-Feb

WO II

DAWSON, EDWARD ALEXANDER  (R169417)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, HV904 of No 253 Sqn, which was abandoned of Phillippeville following an engine failure.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba

26-Feb

Sgt

CUNDY, NEIL EDWARD  (412660)  RNZAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk IIA, FL285 of No 260 Sqn, which failed to return from a bombing sortie to Gabes West LG.  He is buried in Sfax War Cemetery

26-Feb

Plt Off

BULLEN, EDWIN GORDON KINGSLEY  (J/16376)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7778 of No 272 Sqn, which failed to return from a night intruder sortie over Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

26-Feb

WO II

GLAZEBROOK, JACK KENNETH  (R/87055)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7778 of No 272 Sqn, which failed to return from a night intruder sortie over Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

26-Feb

Sgt

CALDWELL, GEORGE  (1147376)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BE281 of No 274 Sqn, which collided with HL738 near Mallaha whilst flying in formation.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

26-Feb

Flt Sgt

CHAMNEY, BURNET MONTIETH  (R/87480)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK468 of No 420 Sqn, which crashed near Monchengladbach during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

WO II

HANSEN, HARRY ALWIN  (R/03842)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK468 of No 420 Sqn, which crashed near Monchengladbach during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Flt Sgt

JUPE, ROYDEN MARTIN  (R/104836)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK468 of No 420 Sqn, which crashed near Monchengladbach during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Flt Sgt

KELLAWAY, LORNE EDWARD  (R/119175)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK468 of No 420 Sqn, which crashed near Monchengladbach during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

WO II

MITCHELL, PHILIP HUBERT  (R/86750)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK468 of No 420 Sqn, which crashed near Monchengladbach during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

26-Feb

Flt Sgt

CAMERON, WILLIAM WILSON  (R/105794)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1599 OW-B of No 426 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

DEAN, RICHARD EDWARD  (1383733)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1599 OW-B of No 426 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

26-Feb

Flt Sgt

RANDS, HAROLD  (R/105715)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1599 OW-B of No 426 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

WILLIAMS, ROBERT  (1385800)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1599 OW-B of No 426 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

26-Feb

Fg Off

MONCKTON, JOHN PHILIP  (J/10892)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1599 OW-B of No 426 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

CAPLIN, VIVIAN MAX  (1333385)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ886 ZL-F of No 427 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

HARWOOD, WILLIAM EDWARD  (656219)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ886 ZL-F of No 427 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

STEEL, HAROLD JACK  (1162703)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ886 ZL-F of No 427 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

26-Feb

Plt Off

SKELTON, OLIVER HENRY  (J/18375)  RCAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ886 ZL-F of No 427 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

26-Feb

Flt Sgt

SMITH, THEO CURTIS  (R/113431)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ886 ZL-F of No 427 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

26-Feb

Flt Sgt

LEACH, CHARLES FRANCIS  (R/79419)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ886 ZL-F of No 427 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in The Maidenhead Register

26-Feb

Plt Off

SILK, FREDERICK JOHN  (401676)  RAAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk III, FR125 of No 450 Sqn, which is presumed to have been shot down by Bf 109s near Gabes.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

26-Feb

Flt Sgt

STONELEY, JOHN  (1067420)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk III, FR346 of No 450 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s near Gabes.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

26-Feb

Flt Lt

DONALDSON, ROBERT WISEMAN  (31217)  RAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire PR VII, N3111 of No 543 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Worlington in Devon.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery

26-Feb

AC1

HALL, ANTHONY MICHAEL  (1413095)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was serving with No 601 Sqn, and was probably killed when German artillery shelled Hazbub landing ground.  He is buried in Sfax War Cemetery.

26-Feb

Sgt

HOLME, GEORGE SELWYN  (1436517)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, EE687 of No 602 Sqn, which crashed into the sea, possibly due to an engine failure during a patrol off the Lizard.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

Sgt

DINGWALL, THOMAS MELVILLE LAW  (1344874)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, V9988 of No 1658 HCU, which crashed near Riccall due to an engine failure shortly after taking off on a night flying practice.  He is buried in Kirkcaldy (Bennochy) Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

DRAKE, JAMES ISAAC  (R/52121)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, V9988 of No 1658 HCU, which crashed near Riccall due to an engine failure shortly after taking off on a night flying practice.  He is buried in Selby Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

WOOD, EDWARD JOHN  (1331631)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, V9988 of No 1658 HCU, which crashed near Riccall due to an engine failure shortly after taking off on a night flying practice.  He is buried in Willesden New Cemetery

26-Feb

Plt Off

HARRIS, NORMAN CLIFFORD  (138121)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura II, AE911 of No 34 OTU, which dived into the ground near Minto, New Brunswick during a cross-country formation training flight.  He is buried in St George Rural Cemetery, Charlotte County

26-Feb

Fg Off

HOOPER, WILLIAM MAX  (416577)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, DL685 of No 5 (P) AFU, which crashed shortly after taking-off as a result of hitting trees at low level on a solo nigh training sortie.  He is buried in Stoke-upon-Tern (St Peter) Church Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

KENNEDY, ROBERT VAN  (R/136199)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, P8813 of No 55 OTU, which flew into high ground on Bewcastle Fells in Cumberland.  He is buried in Annan Cemetery

26-Feb

LAC

CURTIS, JAMES EDWARD  (R/131242)  RCAF; age: ?

He was serving with No 76 Wing and was killed in a collision between an Army vehicle and the RAF truck in which he was travelling.  He is buried in Aberystwyth Cemetery

26-Feb

Sgt

LOCK, GEORGE  (1293568)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IA, X4918 of the TFU, which collided with Tiger Moth, N9384 of No 2 EFTS whilst it was conducting a calibration flight near Defford.  He is buried in Bronllys (St Mary) Churchyard

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