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Casualties - 14 - 19 March 1943


14-Mar

Sgt

COWIE, DOUGLAS  (967384)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED494 WS-M of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie off Gdynia.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

Sgt

CUNNINGHAM, RICHARD FREDERICK  (1494009)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED494 WS-M of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie off Gdynia.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

Sgt

HITCHCOCK, REGINALD CHARLES  (1270145)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED494 WS-M of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie off Gdynia.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

Sgt

HOWORTH, JOHN HITCHIN  (1575692)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED494 WS-M of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie off Gdynia.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

Sgt

LAYCOCK, RAYMOND LEON  (1392825)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED494 WS-M of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie off Gdynia.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

WO II

LEWIS, HOWARD CLARK  (R/83454)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED494 WS-M of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie off Gdynia.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

Sgt

MITCHELL, JOHN IAN  (1801303)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED494 WS-M of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie off Gdynia.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

Flt Sgt

OSBORN, STANLEY ALBERT  (407374)  RAAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7927 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking enemy positions in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

14-Mar

Plt Off

RICHARDSON, FRANK HOWARD  (406409)  RAAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7927 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking enemy positions in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

14-Mar

Capt

CURRIE, MORESBY  (102173V)  SAAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore II, AG834 of No 69 Sqn, which was shot down during a reconnaissance flight.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

14-Mar

Plt Off

SMAILES, PETER  (139925)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore II, AG834 of No 69 Sqn, which was shot down during a reconnaissance flight.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

14-Mar

Fg Off

WHELPDALE, FABIAN GEORGE DFC (116657)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore II, AG834 of No 69 Sqn, which was shot down during a reconnaissance flight.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

14-Mar

Fg Off

MORRISON, ALEXANDER MACDONALD  (J/15776)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, HV773 of No 135 Sqn, which was shot down by Ki-43s.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

14-Mar

Flt Sgt

ROBERTSON, DONALD PETER  (1262780)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, HV783 of No 135 Sqn, which was shot down by Ki-43s.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

14-Mar

Sqn Ldr

GIBSON, CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS  (39981)  RAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB281 NF-O of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Munich during a SOE operation.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

14-Mar

WO I

LISSON, DOUGLAS CLARK  (R/73337)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB281 NF-O of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Munich during a SOE operation.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

14-Mar

WO II

MYERS, MAURICE TALLIER PETER  (R/77338)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB281 NF-O of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Munich during a SOE operation.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

14-Mar

Flt Sgt

RIGDEN, JOHN STANLEY  (745328)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB281 NF-O of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Munich during a SOE operation.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

14-Mar

Sgt

SHAROOD, HAROLD JOHN  (1246257)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB281 NF-O of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Munich during a SOE operation.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

14-Mar

Flt Sgt

STOKES, ARTHUR  (551369)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB281 NF-O of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Munich during a SOE operation.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

14-Mar

Sgt

WARD, LEO PETER  (1482480)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB281 NF-O of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Munich during a SOE operation.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

14-Mar

Sgt

HARRAP, HORACE ROBERT  (414286)  RNZAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT620 NF-T of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down over Denmark en-route to a supply dropping operation in Poland.  He is buried in Copenhagen (Bispebjerg) Cemetery

14-Mar

Flt Sgt

MASSON, EUGENE SHADRACK  (R/130273)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT620 NF-T of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down over Denmark en-route to a supply dropping operation in Poland.  He is buried in Copenhagen (Bispebjerg) Cemetery

14-Mar

Sgt

ROSS, DONALD ROBB  (R/79133)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT620 NF-T of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down over Denmark en-route to a supply dropping operation in Poland.  He is buried in Copenhagen (Bispebjerg) Cemetery

14-Mar

Sgt

SIXSMITH, ARTHUR CYRIL  (572445)  RAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT620 NF-T of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down over Denmark en-route to a supply dropping operation in Poland.  He is buried in Copenhagen (Bispebjerg) Cemetery

14-Mar

Flt Sgt

SMITH, LESLIE ROWLAND  (1110714)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT620 NF-T of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down over Denmark en-route to a supply dropping operation in Poland.  He is buried in Copenhagen (Bispebjerg) Cemetery

14-Mar

Sgt

CHAMBERS, COLIN FREDERICK  (656382)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT620 NF-T of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down over Denmark en-route to a supply dropping operation in Poland.  He is buried in Fjelie Cemetery

14-Mar

Sgt

MAIRS, THOMAS  (625386)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT620 NF-T of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down over Denmark en-route to a supply dropping operation in Poland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

Sgt

BELL, FRANCIS DOUGLAS  (1371967)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG245 MA-W of No 161 Sqn, which was shot down over Germany on a supply dropping operation to Czechoslovakia.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

14-Mar

Sgt

KEMPTON, JOHN HENRY  (1233859)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG245 MA-W of No 161 Sqn, which was shot down over Germany on a supply dropping operation to Czechoslovakia.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

14-Mar

Fg Off

KINGHAM, ALFRED JOHN  (129146)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG245 MA-W of No 161 Sqn, which was shot down over Germany on a supply dropping operation to Czechoslovakia.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

14-Mar

Plt Off

McWILLIAM, GEORGE  (142494)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG245 MA-W of No 161 Sqn, which was shot down over Germany on a supply dropping operation to Czechoslovakia.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

14-Mar

Sgt

MOWLES, FELIX JAMES  (648133)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG245 MA-W of No 161 Sqn, which was shot down over Germany on a supply dropping operation to Czechoslovakia.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

14-Mar

Flt Lt

PRIOR, ALFRED ELLIS  (115734)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG245 MA-W of No 161 Sqn, which was shot down over Germany on a supply dropping operation to Czechoslovakia.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

14-Mar

Fg Off

TAYLOR, RICHARD WINTER  (J/15535)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG245 MA-W of No 161 Sqn, which was shot down over Germany on a supply dropping operation to Czechoslovakia.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

14-Mar

Flt Lt

STRANGE, CHARLES RONALD  (115534)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, V8609 of No 219 Sqn, which was hit by return fire from a Do 217 off Hartlepool, he baled out near the coast  but died from exposure before being rescued.  He is buried in Catterick Cemetery

14-Mar

Cmdt

REILHACE, E ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, EM175 'L' of No 340 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s during a Ramrod to Hardelot.  

14-Mar

Flt Sgt

CORBETT, JOHN ALEXANDER  (R/88388)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK296 of No 420 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

Flt Sgt

HALL, GEORGE ROBERT DOUGLAS  (R/108825)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK296 of No 420 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

Fg Off

MACFARLANE, JOHN DONALD  (J/13815)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK296 of No 420 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

Sgt

REDDY, HAROLD  (1128944)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK296 of No 420 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

Flt Sgt

TIDY, CHARLES HARRISON  (R/108882)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK296 of No 420 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'Gardening' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

Fg Off

CREMER, JEFFREY MARTIN  (127940)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD575 'Y' of No 610 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Bognor during a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

Flt Sgt

McLAY, ROBERT MAXWELL  (401995)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS510 of No 611 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s during Rodeo 188 over Northern France.  He is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery

14-Mar

Wg Cdr

SLATER, JAMES HOGARTH  (33174)  RAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, EN133 'B' of No 611 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s during Rodeo 188 over Northern France.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

Sgt

THOMSON, ROLLO BURROWS  (413689)  RAAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, V1072 of No 10 EFTS, which crashed near Henley whilst carrying out unauthorised aerobatics.  He is buried in Reading (Henley Road) Cemetery

14-Mar

Fg Off

BURT, NEWMAN BLACKBURN  (J/13028)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA107 of No 132 OTU, which crashed in forced landing at night SW of Athelstaneford, East Lothian.  He is buried in Haddington (St Martin's) New Burial Ground

14-Mar

Sgt

ASHER, WALTER CHARLES  (414573)  RNZAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LB443 of No 15 (P) AFU, which crashed and burst into flames when it struck a tree as it undershot a landing at Greenham Common.  He is buried in Greenham (St Mary) Churchyard

14-Mar

Sgt

STRIDE, VICTOR JAMES JOSEPH  (1391318)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LB443 of No 15 (P) AFU, which crashed and burst into flames when it struck a tree as it undershot a landing at Greenham Common.  He is buried in Abney Park Cemetery

14-Mar

AC1

ROBERTSON, JAMES DUNCAN  (987515)  RAFVR; age: 40

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

14-Mar

Sgt

HORSLEY, WILLIAM ARTHUR  (1198644)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6086 'J' 'MacRobert's Reply' of No 1651 HCU, which crashed into Oakington village after control was lost following an engine failure during a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

14-Mar

Sgt

DAVIS, THOMAS ROBERT  (1254297)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6086 'J' 'MacRobert's Reply' of No 1651 HCU, which crashed into Oakington village after control was lost following an engine failure during a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Edmonton Cemetery, Middlesex

14-Mar

Sgt

SMITH, DEREK CLOWES  (574049)  RAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6086 'J' 'MacRobert's Reply' of No 1651 HCU, which crashed into Oakington village after control was lost following an engine failure during a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Mautby (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard

14-Mar

Sgt

DREW, EDWARD JOHN  (1383505)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N3382 of No 2 AGS, which ditched in the Moray Firth off Lossiemouth.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

LAC

FRANKPITT, JOHN RICHARD  (1187969)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N3382 of No 2 AGS, which ditched in the Moray Firth off Lossiemouth.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

Plt Off

ALEXANDER, WILFRED WILSON  (416918)  RAAF; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1681 of No 27 OTU, which crashed at Lichfield after hitting a tree on the approach to land.  He is buried in Fradley (St Stephen's) Churchyard

14-Mar

Sgt

DENYER, JOHN  (1208830)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1681 of No 27 OTU, which crashed at Lichfield after hitting a tree on the approach to land.  He is buried in Fradley (St Stephen's) Churchyard

14-Mar

Fg Off

HEINS, ALFRED RONALD  (413765)  RAAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1681 of No 27 OTU, which crashed at Lichfield after hitting a tree on the approach to land.  He is buried in Fradley (St Stephen's) Churchyard

14-Mar

LAC

ALDHAM, ALFRED JAMES  (1612114)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5369 of No 6 AOS, which dived into ground Quedgeley, Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Haresfield (St Peter) Churchyard

14-Mar

Sgt

KNIGHT, LESLIE ALFRED  (1375667)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5369 of No 6 AOS, which dived into ground Quedgeley, Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Greenford Park Cemetery

14-Mar

Fg Off

LOVE, WILLIAM ARTHUR LOFTUS  (124512)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5369 of No 6 AOS, which dived into ground Quedgeley, Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Haresfield (St Peter) Churchyard

14-Mar

LAC

SPENCER, JAMES NORMAN  (1600334)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5369 of No 6 AOS, which dived into ground Quedgeley, Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Reading (Henley Road) Cemetery

14-Mar

Sgt

CAMPBELL, THOMAS  (1374499)  RAFVR; age: 35

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

14-Mar

AC1

FULFORD, RONALD RICHARD  (1410761)  RAFVR; age: 21

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 Pembroke.  He is buried in Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery

14-Mar

AC1

ELLIOTT, DERMOTT GERALD FRANCIS  (1624356)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Prestatyn (Coed Bell) Cemetery

14-Mar

Flt Lt

NICHOLLS, WILLIAM ARTHUR  (107893)  RAFVR; age: 33

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 Wantage.  He is buried in Harwell Cemetery

15-Mar

Sgt

YORKE, DONALD HENRY  (1467118)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE742 YH-M of No 21 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Guernsey on return from an attack on La Pleine airfield.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

15-Mar

Flt Sgt

HEARNE, JOHN  (1153169)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA617 of No 34 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames  after stalling in a turn following an engine failure.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery

15-Mar

Flt Sgt

SKINNER, RONALD ERNEST  (749472)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA617 of No 34 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames  after stalling in a turn following an engine failure.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery

15-Mar

WO

JEFFREYS, GORDON ROGER  (406358)  RAAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA617 of No 34 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames  after stalling in a turn following an engine failure.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery

15-Mar

Flt Sgt

COOPER, ALBERT EDWARD  (940030)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was serving with No 54 Sqn and was killed during a combat with Japanese aircraft over Australia.  He is buried in Adelaide River War Cemetery.

15-Mar

Plt Off

DOBSON, LORNE GERALD  (J/17746)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE112 of No 99 Sqn, which collided with HE131 near Dacca.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

15-Mar

Sgt

FIELD, WILLIAM  (1378559)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE112 or HE131 of No 99 Sqn, which collided with each other near Dacca.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

15-Mar

Sgt

NICHOLSON, COLIN FINLAY (1118709)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE112 or HE131 of No 99 Sqn, which collided with each other near Dacca.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

15-Mar

LAC

FRANKLIN, KENNETH THOMAS  (553775)  RAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE112 or HE132 of No 99 Sqn, which collided with each other near Dacca.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

15-Mar

LAC

JOPSON, HORACE VICTOR  (748808)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE112 or HE133 of No 99 Sqn, which collided with each other near Dacca.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

15-Mar

LAC

KEANE, FREDERICK JOSEPH CHARLES  (1135398)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE112 or HE134 of No 99 Sqn, which collided with each other near Dacca.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

15-Mar

Sgt

McDOUGLE, DAVID ROBERT  (1131124)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE112 or HE135 of No 99 Sqn, which collided with each other near Dacca.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

15-Mar

Sgt

MORRIS, STANLEY ARTHUR  (1177069)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE112 or HE136 of No 99 Sqn, which collided with each other near Dacca.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

15-Mar

AC1

NOTTINGHAM, ARTHUR THOMAS  (1031351)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE112 or HE137 of No 99 Sqn, which collided with each other near Dacca.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

15-Mar

LAC

SWEENEY, JOHN  (1189895)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE112 or HE138 of No 99 Sqn, which collided with each other near Dacca.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

15-Mar

Flt Sgt

WESTCOTT, CLIFFORD JAMES  (635886)  RAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE112 or HE139 of No 99 Sqn, which collided with each other near Dacca.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

15-Mar

WO I

DE CRUYENAERE, ALBERT JOSEPH  (R/59761)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BM936 of No 136 Sqn, which was probably shot down by Ki-43s.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

15-Mar

Fg Off

PICKARD, FREDERICK JOHN  (130323)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN388 of No 136 Sqn, which was shot down by Ki-43s over the Arakan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

15-Mar

Sgt

CRANE, BARRIE LINCOLN  (1104323)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG283 MA-Y of No 161 Sqn, which crashed near Fawley, Buckinghamshire following an engine failure en-route to a SOE supply drop over France.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

15-Mar

Sgt

SHEARER, HUGH  (1174332)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG283 MA-Y of No 161 Sqn, which crashed near Fawley, Buckinghamshire following an engine failure en-route to a SOE supply drop over France.  He is buried in Falmouth Cemetery, Cornwall

15-Mar

Sgt

BATTEN, RONALD VICTOR  (1317400)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7713 of No 252 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Magrun after hitting a pole.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery

15-Mar

Flt Sgt

NORRIS, WILLIAM SIDNEY  (967891)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7713 of No 252 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Magrun after hitting a pole.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery

15-Mar

Fg Off

GIBBS, WILLIAM BYRON  (J/5546)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, HW270 of No 607 Sqn, which was shot down by Ki-43s during an escort sortie.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

15-Mar

Sgt

CUNNINGHAM, ROBERT KEITH  (414597)  RNZAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX771 of No 1 OADU, which crashed shortly after take off from Portreath on a ferry flight to Gibraltar for issue to No 179 Sqn.  He is buried in Illogan (St Illogan) Churchyard

15-Mar

Sgt

POWELL, REGINALD ARNOLD  (412733)  RNZAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX771 of No 1 OADU, which crashed shortly after take off from Portreath on a ferry flight to Gibraltar for issue to No 179 Sqn.  He is buried in Illogan (St Illogan) Churchyard

15-Mar

Flt Sgt

WILLIAMSON, HUGH MILLER  (973896)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX771 of No 1 OADU, which crashed shortly after take off from Portreath on a ferry flight to Gibraltar for issue to No 179 Sqn.  He is buried in Illogan (St Illogan) Churchyard

15-Mar

Sgt

GIBSON, IAN STUART  (409065)  RAAF; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX771 of No 1 OADU, which crashed shortly after take off from Portreath on a ferry flight to Gibraltar for issue to No 179 Sqn.  He is buried in Illogan (St Illogan) Churchyard

15-Mar

Fg Off

MAJOR, FOLLETT KEITH  (403222)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX771 of No 1 OADU, which crashed shortly after take off from Portreath on a ferry flight to Gibraltar for issue to No 179 Sqn.  He is buried in Illogan (St Illogan) Churchyard

15-Mar

Flt Sgt

McDONALD, DONALD LEO  (405598)  RAAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX771 of No 1 OADU, which crashed shortly after take off from Portreath on a ferry flight to Gibraltar for issue to No 179 Sqn.  He is buried in Illogan (St Illogan) Churchyard

15-Mar

Sgt

PETTIGREW, WILLIAM  (405602)  RAAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX771 of No 1 OADU, which crashed shortly after take off from Portreath on a ferry flight to Gibraltar for issue to No 179 Sqn.  He is buried in Illogan (St Illogan) Churchyard

15-Mar

Sgt

WILLIAMS, ARTHUR JAMES HEPPEL  (1112414)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9792 KJ-Q of No 11 OTU, which stalled and crashed at Westcott as it attempted to go-round to make a second attempt at landing.  He is buried in Conwy (St Agnes) Churchyard

15-Mar

Sgt

EVANS, ERIC STANLEY  (1162655)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9792 KJ-Q of No 11 OTU, which stalled and crashed at Westcott as it attempted to go-round to make a second attempt at landing.  He is buried in Gravesend Cemetery

15-Mar

Sgt

BRIMS, JOHN  (416629)  RNZAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9792 KJ-Q of No 11 OTU, which stalled and crashed at Westcott as it attempted to go-round to make a second attempt at landing.  He is buried in Westcott (St Mary) Churchyard

15-Mar

Sgt

LAWSON, JOHN HENRY  (415434)  RNZAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9792 KJ-Q of No 11 OTU, which stalled and crashed at Westcott as it attempted to go-round to make a second attempt at landing.  He is buried in Westcott (St Mary) Churchyard

15-Mar

Sgt

TRIGG, DAVID RICHARD  (1194209)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9792 KJ-Q of No 11 OTU, which stalled and crashed at Westcott as it attempted to go-round to make a second attempt at landing.  He is buried in Westcott (St Mary) Churchyard

15-Mar

WO II

CARD, ARNOLD LINDSAY  (R/79452)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, HP133 of No 131 OTU, which flew into high ground near Cranagh, County Tyrone.  He is buried in Faughanvale (St Canice) Church of Ireland Churchyard

15-Mar

AC1

MOORE, WILLIAM ARTHUR  (1110064)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, HP133 of No 131 OTU, which flew into high ground near Cranagh, County Tyrone.  He is buried in Faughanvale (St Canice) Church of Ireland Churchyard

15-Mar

Sgt

HARVEY, ANTHONY JOHN  (1163755)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6127 of No 9 (O) AFU, which collided with R3908 on take off from Penrhos.  He is buried in Pwllheli Borough Cemetery

15-Mar

LAC

HILDITCH, JOSEPH  (1055219)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was serving in South Africa and died in South Africa, cause unknown.  He is buried in Durban (Stellawood) Cemetery

15-Mar

AC2

SILLS, ERNEST RONALD  (1834350)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death but he may have died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death is registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery

16-Mar

Flt Lt

WILLIAMS, MALCOLM GORDON  (401018)  RAAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7927 of No 11 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when the was shot down by fighters whilst attacking enemy positions in Burma on 14 Mar 1943.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

16-Mar

Plt Off

VARNEY, FRANCIS LESLIE  (142861)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 54 Sqn and died from wounds sustained during a combat with Japanese aircraft over Australia.  He is buried in Adelaide River War Cemetery.

16-Mar

Fg Off

MORRIS, REGINALD CHARLES DFC (119221)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ497 XD-Q of No 139 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Texel during a raid to Paderborn.  He is buried in Texel (Den Burg) Cemetery

16-Mar

Plt Off

McGEEHAN, PETER JOHN DICKSON DFM (411989)  RNZAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ497 XD-Q of No 139 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Texel during a raid to Paderborn.  He is buried in Texel (Den Burg) Cemetery

16-Mar

AC1

SPICER, ROBERT HAROLD  (1429631)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 281 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

16-Mar

Sgt

SWIDERSKI, Jozef Stanislaw (P.783158)  PAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant, T4101  of No 2 AGS, which .  He is buried in Inverness (Tomnahurich) Cemetery

16-Mar

Fg Off

HEINS, ALFRED RONALD  (413765)  RAAF; age: 26

He was serving with No 5 (C) OTU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Lichfield.  He is buried in Fradley (St Stephen's) Churchyard

16-Mar

AC1

CHAMBERS, CHARLES ERNEST  (1238149)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 884 AMES at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

16-Mar

Sgt

SMITH, ANDREW HAMILTON MCGHEE  (1367307)  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 Bristol.  He is buried in Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery

16-Mar

AC2

ELLIS, HARRY JOHN GEORGE  (1807919)  RAFVR; age: 19

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 Chelmsford.  He is buried in Hornchurch (Rainham) Cemetery

17-Mar

Sgt

ELDER, FREDERICK HUGH  (1131162)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, HV903 of No 79 Sqn, which was shot down near Hay by Ki-43s.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

17-Mar

Sgt

SCHULTZ, LANCELOT HOOD  (411532)  RAAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI,  X8132 of No 272 Sqn, which was acting as an escort to Beauforts on a strike mission and was probably shot down by enemy fighters.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

17-Mar

Sgt

WAINWRIGHT, WILLIE ACKROYD  (1435595)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI,  X8132 of No 272 Sqn, which was acting as an escort to Beauforts on a strike mission and was probably shot down by enemy fighters.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

17-Mar

WO

GILLMAN, BERNARD DENIS LLEWELLYN  (754450)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander II, P9125 of No 1 APC, which flew into high ground in bad weather at White Abbey in County Antrim.  He is buried in Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery

17-Mar

AC1

DOUTHWAITE, ARTHUR BOND  (1002818)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander II, P9125 of No 1 APC, which flew into high ground in bad weather at White Abbey in County Antrim.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery

17-Mar

LAC

WINTERTON, DONALD EDWARD  (1024758)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander II, P9125 of No 1 APC, which flew into high ground in bad weather at White Abbey in County Antrim.  He is buried in Long Sutton Cemetery

17-Mar

LAC

BETTS, ALBERT JOHN  (932521)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 10 R& R Party at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

17-Mar

Cpl

BROADBENT, BERTRAM CLIFFORD  (1114521)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was serving with No 10 R& R Party at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

17-Mar

 

NEMOZ, J FFAF (Plt Off)  FFAF; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, AR222 of No 57 OTU, which collided with X4266 of the same unit and crashed near Warkworth.  

17-Mar

Sgt

KOCOUREK, LADISLAY  (787343)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, X4266 of No 57 OTU, which collided with AR222 of the same unit and crashed near Warkworth.  He is buried in Chevington Cemetery

17-Mar

Sgt

MERCER, PAUL CHANDLER  (550835)  ; age:

He was serving in Canada and died from natural causes.  He is buried in Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery

17-Mar

LAC

HALE, WILLIAM HENRY  (646621)  RAF; age: 21

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Boston III, BZ396 of No HQ Ferry Command, which spun into the ground near Quebec during an air test.  He is buried in Montreal (Notre Dame des Neiges) Cemetery

17-Mar

ACW2

BROWN, DAISY WINIFRED  (2063996)  WAAF; 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 Derby.  She is buried in Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery

18-Mar

LAC

LEWIS, JOHN IRFON  (649703)  RAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying as the flight engineer in a Marauder of No 14 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Fayid during a training flight.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

18-Mar

Plt Off

PEDERSEN, ERIC EDWARD  (403984)  RNZAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, HV658 of No 67 Sqn, which failed to return from a practice dogfight and found crashed about 15 miles from Calcutta.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery

18-Mar

LAC

INNES, NORMAN  (978314)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 96 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Halstead.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

18-Mar

Sgt

LACK, LESLIE MARTIN  (1384774)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EP228 of No 118 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by friendly AA fire from a fort off Harwich during a Circus.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Mar

Fg Off

JONES, RALPH LEOPOLD  (413859)  RNZAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N3612 of No 140 Sqn, which crashed on the Odstone bombing range after a flash bomb exploded prematurely and ignited the others on board which blew off the tail of the aircraft.  He is buried in Harwell Cemetery

18-Mar

Fg Off

COTTON, STANLEY HARRY  (106047)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N3612 of No 140 Sqn, which crashed on the Odstone bombing range after a flash bomb exploded prematurely and ignited the others on board which blew off the tail of the aircraft.  He is buried in Sevenoaks (Greatness Park) Cemetery

18-Mar

Flt Sgt

MACDONALD, HAMISH WHEELER  (963408)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N3612 of No 140 Sqn, which crashed on the Odstone bombing range after a flash bomb exploded prematurely and ignited the others on board which blew off the tail of the aircraft.  He was cremated at  Woking (St John's) Crematorium

18-Mar

LAC

MORGAN, RONALD HUGH  (646961)  RAF; age: 23

He had been serving with No 211 Sqn and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Jesselton.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

18-Mar

Sgt

HART, WILBERT  (1075134)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, AR556 of No 1435 Sqn, which ditched of Cape Passero after being damaged by flak.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

18-Mar

Fg Off

JEYES, ALFRED LEONARD DENIS  (130460)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was serving with No ? OTU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Nathro Lodge.  He is buried in Leicester (Welford Road) Cemetery

18-Mar

Sgt

FARMER, STANLEY ARTHUR FREDERICK  (1337505)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was serving with No ? OTU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Nathro Lodge.  He is buried in Milford Haven Cemetery

18-Mar

Cpl

GIBBONS, SAMUEL  (508978)  RAF; age: 34

He was serving with No 12 WU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery

18-Mar

Plt Off

BANKS, HARRY GEOFFREY  (133634)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9171 of No 36 OTU, which  .  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

18-Mar

Sgt

MURPHY, EDWARD DEREK  (1436657)  RAFVR; age: 18

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, R6691 of No 58 OTU, which collided with AR246  near Lentham Moss.  He is buried in Bebington (Plymyard) Cemetery

18-Mar

WO II

HADDEN, ELDRED BLAKELY  (R/127714)  RCAF; age: 19

He was serving with No 156 Sqn and was killed when he was struck by Spitfire IIA, P8083 of the AFDU, whilst it was taxying at Warboys.  He is buried in Wyton (St Margaret and All Saints) Churchyard

18-Mar

AC2

WHEELER, DAVID FREDERICK  (1654660)  RAFVR; age: 18

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

18-Mar

Flt Lt

GELDARD, HORACE MARSDEN  (67435)  RAFVR; age: 45

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 Doncaster.  He is buried in Leeds (Armley) Cemetery

19-Mar

Plt Off

OLDE, WILLIAM JAMES  (134657)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ427 of No 109 Sqn, which crashed on a training flight due to structural failure.  He is buried in Forrabury (St Symphorian) Churchyard

19-Mar

Flt Lt

HENRY, CYRIL REGINALD  (102972)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ427 of No 109 Sqn, which crashed on a training flight due to structural failure.  He is buried in South Shields (Harton) Cemetery

19-Mar

Plt Off

CHALLONER, THOMAS WILLIAM  (50465)  RAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG244 MA-Y of No 161 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a SOE operation to Norway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Mar

Sgt

COLWELL, THOMAS BELL  (577324)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG244 MA-Y of No 161 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a SOE operation to Norway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Mar

Sgt

FOSTER, ERIC WILLIAM  (1583333)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG244 MA-Y of No 161 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a SOE operation to Norway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Mar

Fg Off

FRANKLIN, WILLIAM HARRY  (125434)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG244 MA-Y of No 161 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a SOE operation to Norway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Mar

Sgt

INSOLE, JAMES CORNELIUS  (1265045)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG244 MA-Y of No 161 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a SOE operation to Norway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Mar

Flt Sgt

ROLFE, RAYMOND ROBERT SEPPINGS  (1180657)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG244 MA-Y of No 161 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a SOE operation to Norway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Mar

Fg Off

WYNNE, HERBERT LLOYD  (129105)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG244 MA-Y of No 161 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a SOE operation to Norway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Mar

Flt Sgt

SHIPPEE, QUENTIN MACPHAIL  (R/132528)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, DN444 of No 247 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Madeley, Shropshire whilst flying in bad weather.  He is buried in Donnington (St Cuthbert) Churchyard

19-Mar

LAC

ROLECKI, Jan (P.794677)  PAF; age: 21

He was serving with No 304 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery

19-Mar

Sgt

MILBURN, OSWALD SIDWELL  (1324316)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, HJ930 of No 410 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Coleby Grange, possibly after being dazzled by searchlights.  He is buried in Scopwick Church Burial Ground

19-Mar

WO II

HAIGHT, BENJAMIN MERWIN  (R/90510)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, HJ930 of No 410 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Coleby Grange, possibly after being dazzled by searchlights.  He is buried in Scopwick Church Burial Ground

19-Mar

Fg Off

JOHNSON, BARRY ANTHONY  (120132)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE418 of No 415 Sqn, which dived into the sea near Thorney Island on its return from an anti-shipping strike.  He is buried in West Thorney (St Nicholas) Churchyard

19-Mar

WO II

HURL, WILLIAM LEONARD  (R/102407)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE418 of No 415 Sqn, which dived into the sea near Thorney Island on its return from an anti-shipping strike.  He is buried in West Thorney (St Nicholas) Churchyard

19-Mar

Flt Sgt

O'BRIEN, ROBERT HENRY  (R/110081)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE418 of No 415 Sqn, which dived into the sea near Thorney Island on its return from an anti-shipping strike.  He is buried in West Thorney (St Nicholas) Churchyard

19-Mar

Flt Sgt

FOERSTER, WALTHER CARL RICHARD  (R/105695)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE418 of No 415 Sqn, which dived into the sea near Thorney Island on its return from an anti-shipping strike.  He is buried in West Thorney (St Nicholas) Churchyard

19-Mar

Fg Off

BRIDGES, THOMAS GREVILLE  (117440)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EP442 of No 59 RSU, which spun into the ground near Sorman West.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Mar

LAC

POUNDER, WINSTON  (984840)  RAFVR; age: 23

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 in the Hakadate area of Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery

19-Mar

Sgt

SIMPSON, SIDNEY VICTOR  (1392804)  RAFVR; age: 22

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 Bodmin 2 Qtr.  He is buried in Kingsbury (St Andrew) Churchyard

19-Mar

AC1

BLUMSOM, SIDNEY WILLIAM  (1253193)  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 Essex S W.  He is buried in Chingford Mount Cemetery

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