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Casualties - 27 - 28 February 1943


27-Feb

Sgt

BUNCE, JACK  (573198)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4792 PH-Y of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Flt Sgt

CORRELL, JOHN DUNHAM  (R/115498)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4792 PH-Y of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Sgt

JAMES, THOMAS ITHEL  (615300)  RAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4792 PH-Y of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

WO II

KENNY, WILLIAM BOOKER  (R/85474)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4792 PH-Y of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Sgt

PETHERBRIDGE, CYRIL  (1112332)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4792 PH-Y of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Sgt

TRAVIS, DONALD ARMITAGE  (658957)  RAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4792 PH-Y of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Sgt

VAISEY, RONALD NOEL  (1350774)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4792 PH-Y of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Flt Sgt

ASHDOWN, RICHARD  (656235)  RAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9279 LS-J of No 15 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Flt Lt

HARRIS, VICTORY HENRY  (J/9742)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9279 LS-J of No 15 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Sgt

JONES, HOWELL REES  (1126466)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9279 LS-J of No 15 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Sgt

MATTHEWS, WILLIAM ROY  (412166)  RAAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9279 LS-J of No 15 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Sgt

PHILLIPS, SIDNEY  (1442651)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9279 LS-J of No 15 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Sgt

ROGERS, PETER  (1380939)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9279 LS-J of No 15 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Sgt

SHAW, WILFRED  (1190732)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9279 LS-J of No 15 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Sgt

WRATTEN, JACK  (1264399)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9279 LS-J of No 15 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

AC1

WINTER, DAVID MILNE  (1491459)  RAFVR; age: 37

He was serving with No 49 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Louth.  He is buried in Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery

27-Feb

Flt Lt

STUBBS, RICHARD NOEL  (61461)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4857 PM-V of No 103 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting to make an emergency landing at Elsham Wolds following the loss of part of the tail assembly.  He was cremated at  Hull Crematorium

27-Feb

Wg Cdr

DEACON, JOHN WILLIAM  (25042)  RAF; age: 35

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ472 GB-Z of No 105 Sqn, which crashed near Marham following a structural failure of the wing in the air during a training flight.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

27-Feb

Fg Off

McCORMICK, GEORGE WILLIAM  (408661)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ472 GB-Z of No 105 Sqn, which crashed near Marham following a structural failure of the wing in the air during a training flight.  He is buried in Marham Cemetery

27-Feb

Flt Sgt

MARSDEN, THOMAS ARTHUR  (993301)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk III, FR130 of No 112 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie over El Hamma.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

27-Feb

Sgt

AGGETT, ALFRED HENRY REGINALD  (1285977)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ961 AS-M of No 166 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Sgt

FOUET, EDWARD THOMAS  (1600996)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ961 AS-M of No 166 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Sgt

GREGORY, LESLIE  (658271)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ961 AS-M of No 166 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Plt Off

TEASDEL, ARTHUR JOHN  (121255)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ961 AS-M of No 166 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Flt Sgt

TWIGG, EDWARD JAMES  (41378)  RNZAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ961 AS-M of No 166 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Sgt

BOSWELL, ROBERT MCBAIN  (1378416)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL672 EV-B of No 180 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Flt Sgt

HINGLEY, LANCELOT GEORGE HOWARD  (1163590)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL672 EV-B of No 180 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Plt Off

MARX, PAUL MANFRED DANIEL  (141862)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL672 EV-B of No 180 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Sgt

WHITE, JOSEPH ALEXANDER  (1375718)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL672 EV-B of No 180 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Plt Off

McARDLE, CLIFFORD AUSTON M.  (J/18756)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX626 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti shipping patrol between Marsala and Palermo.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

27-Feb

Fg Off

DAVEY, GEORGE FRANK  (406470)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX626 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti shipping patrol between Marsala and Palermo.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

27-Feb

Fg Off

COCHRANE, DUNDONALD NELSON  (67680)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX626 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti shipping patrol between Marsala and Palermo.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

27-Feb

Sgt

DEMPSTER, GEORGE WILSON  (777732)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX626 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti shipping patrol between Marsala and Palermo.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

27-Feb

Flt Sgt

DEY, ARTHUR ALEXANDER  (416001)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX626 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti shipping patrol between Marsala and Palermo.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

27-Feb

Sgt

JAMIESON, CARL ELWOOD  (R/64923)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX626 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti shipping patrol between Marsala and Palermo.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

27-Feb

Fg Off

KENT, RONALD STRONGMAN  (J/9079)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk IIA, FL322 of No 260 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at Bordj Toual.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

27-Feb

Flt Lt

RIDKOSIL, VACLAV JAN PETR  (82944)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EP572 of No 310 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s during Ramrod 54.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Flt Lt

STUSAK, MILOSLAV  (82530)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, AR520 of No 313 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s during Ramrod 55.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Flt Lt

O'LEARY, PATRICK TERRENCE  (C/977)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire, BS172 of No 403 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s into the Channel off Dover during a Roadstead.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Sgt

DUNBAR, GEORGE IRVING HERBERT  (R/108858)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT619 of No 419 Sqn, which was attacked by a night fighter during a Gardening sortie off the Frisian Islands, he was killed in the initial attack.  He is buried in Scottow Cemetery

27-Feb

Flt Sgt

GROGAN, BARRINGTON PHILIP  (R/97707)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT619 of No 419 Sqn, which was attacked by a night fighter during a Gardening sortie off the Frisian Islands, he was killed in the subsequent crash landing at Coltishall.  He is buried in Scottow Cemetery

27-Feb

Sgt

MARLOW, ARTHUR  (1199710)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK268 ZL-C of No 427 Sqn, which crashed near Woolfax Lodge on its return from a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Kettering (London Road) Cemetery

27-Feb

Sgt

TAYLOR, GEORGE ROLLING  (1236706)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK268 ZL-C of No 427 Sqn, which crashed near Woolfax Lodge on its return from a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Kimberworth (St Thomas) Churchyard

27-Feb

Sgt

PARTOS, JOHN EMIL  (1257165)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK268 ZL-C of No 427 Sqn, which crashed near Woolfax Lodge on its return from a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in New Southgate Cemetery

27-Feb

Flt Sgt

CAMPBELL, KEITH LAUCHLAN  (R/127938)  RCAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK268 ZL-C of No 427 Sqn, which crashed near Woolfax Lodge on its return from a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in North Luffenham (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

27-Feb

Flt Sgt

LEWIS, RICHARD HUBERT  (R/140521)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK268 ZL-C of No 427 Sqn, which crashed near Woolfax Lodge on its return from a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in North Luffenham (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

27-Feb

Sgt

WATERWORTH, ALBERT  (1213422)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, BD683 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery

27-Feb

Fg Off

WRIGHT, GEORGE DICKINSON  (121420)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, BD683 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery

27-Feb

Sgt

HALLETT, NORMAN  (993917)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, BD683 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Fg Off

WISMER, FRANK LESLIE SCOTT  (J/12754)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, BD683 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Sgt

YOUNG, WILLIAM HARRY  (1194038)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, BD683 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

Sgt

VYSE, CECIL EDWARD  (R/123285)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3985 of No 16 OTU, which crashed in the circuit at Colerne whilst attempting a go-round having been forced to divert owing to an engine failure during a cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

27-Feb

Sgt

BURTON, BARRY CHARLES  (1332563)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3985 of No 16 OTU, which crashed in the circuit at Colerne whilst attempting a go-round having been forced to divert owing to an engine failure during a cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Bromley Hill Cemetery

27-Feb

Plt Off

NICHOLS, CHARLES HENRY  (133460)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3985 of No 16 OTU, which crashed in the circuit at Colerne whilst attempting a go-round having been forced to divert owing to an engine failure during a cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Fremington (St Peter) Churchyard

27-Feb

Plt Off

MOSS, DENNIS OSWALD  (130874)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3985 of No 16 OTU, which crashed in the circuit at Colerne whilst attempting a go-round having been forced to divert owing to an engine failure during a cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Morley Cemetery

27-Feb

Fg Off

BRAYSHAW, GRAHAM  (118056)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3985 of No 16 OTU, which crashed in the circuit at Colerne whilst attempting a go-round having been forced to divert owing to an engine failure during a cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Stainland Methodist Chapelyard

27-Feb

LAC

SMITH, WILLIAM EDMUND  (1309045)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was serving with No 170 Wing and died in hospital.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

27-Feb

LAC

McNANEY, LAWRENCE  (1052007)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was serving with No 286 AMES at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery

27-Feb

Sgt

MYHRE, H RNAF (?)  RNAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire II, P8360 of No 57 OTU, which collided with P8362 of the same unit near Eshott.  He is was buried in Chevington Cemetery but later re-interred in Norway.

27-Feb

Fg Off

BELL, RONALD CHARLES  (412884)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire II, P8362 of No 57 OTU, which collided with P8360 of the same unit near Eshott.  He is buried in Chevington Cemetery

27-Feb

Flt Sgt

MITTON, JOHN NOBLE  (R/84834)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX779 of No 7 (C) OTU, which flew into high ground on the Mull of Kintyre whilst off course in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Campeltown (Kilkerran) Cemetery

27-Feb

Flt Sgt

SUTTERBY, DONALD FRANK  (R/97324)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX779 of No 7 (C) OTU, which flew into high ground on the Mull of Kintyre whilst off course in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Campeltown (Kilkerran) Cemetery

27-Feb

Sgt

BROOKS, HERBERT GORDON  (1023964)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX779 of No 7 (C) OTU, which flew into high ground on the Mull of Kintyre whilst off course in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Campeltown (Kilkerran) Cemetery

27-Feb

Sgt

DAVIES, WILLIAM EVANS  (414598)  RNZAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX779 of No 7 (C) OTU, which flew into high ground on the Mull of Kintyre whilst off course in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Campeltown (Kilkerran) Cemetery

27-Feb

Sgt

WILSON, JAMES MICHAEL  (1367522)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX779 of No 7 (C) OTU, which flew into high ground on the Mull of Kintyre whilst off course in poor weather conditions.  He was cremated at Edinburgh (Warriston) Crematorium

27-Feb

LAC

KENWRIGHT, JAMES  (856715)  AuxAF; age: ?

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

27-Feb

AC2

TAN TEIK WAH  (786295)  RAF; age: ?

He had been serving with the STC when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in the Tokyo area of Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery

27-Feb

LAC

TUCKER, WALTER LESLIE  (1087445)  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 Narberth.  He is buried in Bideford Church Cemetery

28-Feb

WO II

DICKIE, ALEXANDER MCKEEN  (R/65419)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED467 EA-E of No 49 Sqn, which failed to return and is presumed to have come down in the sea off the French coast during a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

28-Feb

Sgt

BELSHAM, DAVID WILLIAM  (1387037)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED467 EA-E of No 49 Sqn, which failed to return and is presumed to have come down in the sea off the French coast during a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

28-Feb

Sgt

BROOKES, REGINALD  (1415865)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED467 EA-E of No 49 Sqn, which failed to return and is presumed to have come down in the sea off the French coast during a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

28-Feb

WO II

DUNCAN, FREDERICK COLIN  (R/95497)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED467 EA-E of No 49 Sqn, which failed to return and is presumed to have come down in the sea off the French coast during a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

28-Feb

Sgt

KAY, HERBERT  (1073023)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED467 EA-E of No 49 Sqn, which failed to return and is presumed to have come down in the sea off the French coast during a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

28-Feb

Sgt

KELLY, JAMES ANDREW  (1502127)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED467 EA-E of No 49 Sqn, which failed to return and is presumed to have come down in the sea off the French coast during a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

28-Feb

Fg Off

McCRACKEN, RONALD GEORGE  (126510)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED467 EA-E of No 49 Sqn, which failed to return and is presumed to have come down in the sea off the French coast during a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

28-Feb

Sgt

DOWNING, DENNIS  (574259)  RAF; age: 20

He was serving with No 49 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Louth.  He is buried in Ebbw Vale Cemetery

28-Feb

Plt Off

DANAHY, SYLVESTER  (J/16385)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5913 OL-G of No 83 Sqn, which crashed in the target area during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

28-Feb

Flt Sgt

CLIFTON, CHARLES THOMAS  (1387289)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5913 OL-G of No 83 Sqn, which crashed in the target area during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

28-Feb

WO II

CORRIE, GLEN HOWARD  (R/78953)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5913 OL-G of No 83 Sqn, which crashed in the target area during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

28-Feb

Plt Off

McCARTNEY, JOHN  (134650)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5913 OL-G of No 83 Sqn, which crashed in the target area during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

28-Feb

Sgt

McKENNA, JOHN HENRY  (1316285)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5913 OL-G of No 83 Sqn, which crashed in the target area during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

28-Feb

Fg Off

SHOOTER, FRANCIS ARTHUR MALLETT  (128684)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5913 OL-G of No 83 Sqn, which crashed in the target area during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

28-Feb

Sgt

TANNER, CLARENCE EDGAR  (11689)  RAAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5913 OL-G of No 83 Sqn, which crashed in the target area during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

28-Feb

LAC

MELVILLE, WILLIAM LEWIS  (1015051)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FK237 of No 86 Sqn, which crashed in Hampshire after the dinghy broke away and fouled the elevators.  He is buried in Beith New Burial Ground

28-Feb

AC1

TABERNER, WILLIAM FRANCIS  (1490854)  RAFVR; age: 36

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FK237 of No 86 Sqn, which crashed in Hampshire after the dinghy broke away and fouled the elevators.  He is buried in Lancaster (Scotforth) Cemetery

28-Feb

Plt Off

WHITE, SAMUEL  (137584)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FK237 of No 86 Sqn, which crashed in Hampshire after the dinghy broke away and fouled the elevators.  He is buried in Netherfield Congregational Chapelyard

28-Feb

Flt Sgt

HEERS, JAMES GRAEME  (405409)  RAAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FK237 of No 86 Sqn, which crashed in Hampshire after the dinghy broke away and fouled the elevators.  He is buried in West Thorney (St Nicholas) Churchyard

28-Feb

Sgt

BRYANT, ROBERT GEORGE FREDERICK  (1334545)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9349 WP-U of No 90 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Avranches during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Avranches Communal Cemetery

28-Feb

Sgt

HUMPHREY, LEONARD JOSEPH  (1395877)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9349 WP-U of No 90 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Avranches during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Avranches Communal Cemetery

28-Feb

Fg Off

LEAR, EDWARD (TEDDY)  (126018)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9349 WP-U of No 90 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Avranches during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Avranches Communal Cemetery

28-Feb

Sgt

ROOKE, RONALD VIVIAN STEVEN  (1376950)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9349 WP-U of No 90 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Avranches during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Avranches Communal Cemetery

28-Feb

Plt Off

SPAIN, VERNON ENRIGHT  (413499)  RNZAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9349 WP-U of No 90 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Avranches during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Avranches Communal Cemetery

28-Feb

LAC

MORRISON, JOHN  (1369373)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 167 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

28-Feb

Cpl

GRAHAM, WALTER  (530216)  RAF; age: 30

He was serving with No 223 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery

28-Feb

Fg Off

RICHMOND, PETER  (119129)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IID, HW144 of No 241 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking enemy armour.  He is buried in Beja War Cemetery

28-Feb

Flt Lt

BURFIELD, CHARLES MERVYN  (33508)  RAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, DN295 of No 257 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing near Biddestone, Chippenham.  He is buried in Heathfield (All Saints) Churchyard

28-Feb

Sgt

RADFORD, REGINALD WILLIAM  (1389706)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK343 ZL-V of No 427 Sqn, which failed to return and is presumed to have come down in the sea off the French coast during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Pornic War Cemetery

28-Feb

WO II

HARTNEY, WILLIAM DOUGLAS  (R/103722)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK343 ZL-V of No 427 Sqn, which failed to return and is presumed to have come down in the sea off the French coast during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Pornic War Cemetery

28-Feb

Flt Sgt

KILPATRICK, JAMES AUGUSTUS  (R/118065)  RCAF; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK343 ZL-V of No 427 Sqn, which failed to return and is presumed to have come down in the sea off the French coast during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Pornic War Cemetery

28-Feb

Flt Sgt

WARD, JOHN LANGMEAEL  (R/115679)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK343 ZL-V of No 427 Sqn, which failed to return and is presumed to have come down in the sea off the French coast during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Pornic War Cemetery

28-Feb

Flt Sgt

FERGUSON, DONALD ALEXANDER  (R/101891)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK343 ZL-V of No 427 Sqn, which failed to return and is presumed to have come down in the sea off the French coast during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Feb

Flt Sgt

EVANS, CHARLES HOPE  (1379807)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, AB128 of No 543 Sqn, which failed to return from a photo recce sortie to Bordeaux.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial and at the time of his death was actually still a sergeant.

28-Feb

Sgt

BERGER, CYRIL SEYMOUR  (1211177)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was serving with No 612 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Feb

Plt Off

PHILLIPS, DENNIS ALFRED  (133115)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, DF344 of No 11 (P) AFU, which crashed whilst carrying out night overshoot at Shawbury.  He is buried in Shawbury (St Mary) Churchyard

28-Feb

Sgt

CORRIE, WILLIAM PULTENEY  (1133737)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2823 of No 20 OTU, which crashed on take off from Elgin on a night training exercise having failed to gain height.  He is buried in Carlisle (Stanwix) Cemetery

28-Feb

Sgt

COCKRAM, RONALD ALFRED WILLIAM  (1314800)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2823 of No 20 OTU, which crashed on take off from Elgin on a night training exercise having failed to gain height.  He is buried in Cheddon Fitzpaine (St Mary) Churchyard

28-Feb

Sgt

TYLDESLEY, JACK  (1033927)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2823 of No 20 OTU, which crashed on take off from Elgin on a night training exercise having failed to gain height.  He is buried in Lever Bridge (St Stephen and All Martyrs) Churchyard

28-Feb

Sgt

FATTIG, ROBERT DALE  (R/126851)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, W9170 of No 55 OTU, which collided with V6573 of the same unit and crashed near Blackford in Cumberland during a formation flying practice.  He is buried in Annan Cemetery

28-Feb

Sgt

CAMPBELL, JOHN STEEN  (1081848)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX737 of No 7 (C) OTU, which crashed in Ireland after becoming lost on a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Carnmoney Cemetery

28-Feb

Sgt

GILMORE, JAMES  (1036700)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX737 of No 7 (C) OTU, which crashed in Ireland after becoming lost on a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Carnmoney Cemetery

28-Feb

Sgt

GUTTERIDGE, RONALD WILLIAM  (1333994)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX737 of No 7 (C) OTU, which crashed in Ireland after becoming lost on a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Drumachose (Christ Church) Church of Ireland Churchyard

28-Feb

Sgt

FARTHING, GEOFFREY JAMES SCOTT  (1315164)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX737 of No 7 (C) OTU, which crashed in Ireland after becoming lost on a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Reading (Henley Road) Cemetery

28-Feb

Sgt

COURT, LEONARD ASHBY  (1213640)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX737 of No 7 (C) OTU, which crashed in Ireland after becoming lost on a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Barkby Cemetery

28-Feb

Sgt

WALL, JOHN D'ARCY  (1140108)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving in the 7 (C) OTU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in .  He is buried in Rochdale Cemetery

28-Feb

AC1

MELDING, WILLIAM  (1689178)  RAFVR; age: 21

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

28-Feb

Flt Lt

GARLAND, JOHN CUTHBERT  (101796)  RAFVR; age: 32

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 Midhurst.  He is buried in Midhurst Cemetery, Sussex

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