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Casualties - 25 - 28 March 1943


25-Mar

AC1

COPE, KENNETH FRANK  (1264600)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Mukaishima in Japan of No 100 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery

25-Mar

LAC

LLEWELLYN, HAROLD  (1438502)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 295 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery

25-Mar

LAC

EVASON, CHARLES HERBERT EDWARD  (850305)  RAF; age: 29

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 927 Sqn, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Bridgend.  He is buried in Solihull Cemetery

25-Mar

Sgt

BIRD, JOHN EDWARD  (1334377)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, R9720 of No 31 ANS, which hit a tree during a forced landing in fog near Kincardine , Ontario.  He is buried in Goderich (Maitland) Cemetery

25-Mar

LAC

HICKS, GEOFFREY HERBERT  (1321921)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, R9720 of No 31 ANS, which hit a tree during a forced landing in fog near Kincardine , Ontario.  He is buried in Goderich (Maitland) Cemetery

25-Mar

Flt Sgt

BROWN, ERIC LINDSAY  (401893)  RAAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIB, P8587 of No 57 OTU, which flew into a valley in the Cheviots in low cloud.  He is buried in Chevington Cemetery

25-Mar

LAC

LAWSON, JAMES RUXTON  (1050812)  RAFVR; age: ?

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 Chittagong War Cemetery

25-Mar

Flt Sgt

CLARK, WALTER NORMAN  (411967)  RNZAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, BR667 of the Air Reinforcement Centre, which spun into the ground and caught fire near Karachi during a practice flight.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

25-Mar

Sgt

GLEN, IAN SIMPSON  (1365286)  RAFVR; age: 26

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

25-Mar

AC1

WRIGHT, CYRIL  (1020796)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA136 of the Sudan Comms Flt, which crashed on take off from Carthago.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery

25-Mar

Sqn Ldr

MORGAN, HERBERT LLEWELLYN RAVENSHAW  (88988)  RAF; age: 39

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA136 of the Sudan Comms Flt, which passenger in the aircraft belonging to Sudan Comms Flt when it crashed on take off from Carthago.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery

25-Mar

Cpl

EASTAUGH, JOHN HERBERT  (902940)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA136 of the Sudan Comms Flt, which passenger in the aircraft belonging to Sudan Comms Flt when it crashed on take off from Carthago.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery

25-Mar

WO

NICHOLL, ALFRED ERNEST  (346022)  RAF; age: ?

He was serving in the UK and died from injuries in RAF Hospital Weeton sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Blackpool.  He is buried in Padgate (Christ Church) Churchyard

25-Mar

LAC

BEST, ARTHUR RAYMOND  (553642)  RAF; age: 20

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 Bournemouth (Wimborne Road) Cemetery

25-Mar

AC2

MONAGHAN, WILLIAM  (1573042)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Strathcathro, County of Angus.  He is buried in Brechin Cemetery

25-Mar

AC1

BUSH, JOHN ERIC  (1406195)  RAFVR; age: 21

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

26-Mar

Fg Off

BRIFFETT, KENNETH CALEB  (130135)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL286 'U' of No 27 Sqn, which was shot down near Oktwin by Ki-43s.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

26-Mar

Sqn Ldr

STATHAM, IVAN GEORGE AFC (72119)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL286 'U' of No 27 Sqn, which was shot down near Oktwin by Ki-43s.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

26-Mar

Sgt

PRICE, CHARLES TERENCE  (1049130)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ114 of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the Gabes area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

26-Mar

Sgt

MATTHEWS, VICTOR CLAUDE  (1210659)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, EB331 of No 53 Sqn, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the North Sea.  He is buried in Heath Town (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

26-Mar

Sgt

BRADLEY, IAN DUNCAN  (1374989)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, EB331 of No 53 Sqn, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Sgt

KIRBY, WALTER GEORGE  (1316020)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, EB331 of No 53 Sqn, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Sgt

MACKENZIE, COLIN JOHN HUNTER  (1318558)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, EB331 of No 53 Sqn, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Sgt

STAINTON, KENNETH  (1128910)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, EB331 of No 53 Sqn, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Sgt

WESTWOOD, STANLEY  (1059930)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, EB331 of No 53 Sqn, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

WO II

SANDELIN, ROBERT SIMEON  (R/82680)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress II, FA698 of No 59 Sqn, which crashed into high ground near Chivenor.  He is buried in Gunerside Methodist Chapelyard

26-Mar

Cpl

GOVE, HAROLD WALTER  (542976)  RAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress II, FA698 of No 59 Sqn, which crashed into high ground near Chivenor.  He is buried in Withycombe Raleigh (St John Iin the Wilderness) Churchyard

26-Mar

Fg Off

SADLER, EDWARD LESLIE  (402901)  RNZAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN972 of No 67 Sqn, which failed to return from an interception of a raid, which turned out to be non-existent.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Mar

Flt Sgt

TAIT, JOHN MCCALLA  (1063628)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7931 EY-J of No 78 Sqn, which was abandoned over Holland after being hit by flak en-route to a raid on Duisburg.  He is buried in Doetinchem (Loolaan) General Cemetery

26-Mar

Sgt

WILSON, ANDREW  (532057)  RAF; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7931 EY-J of No 78 Sqn, which was abandoned over Holland after being hit by flak en-route to a raid on Duisburg.  He is buried in Doetinchem (Loolaan) General Cemetery

26-Mar

Sgt

WILSON, JAMES ARCHIBALD  (413923)  RNZAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7931 EY-J of No 78 Sqn, which was abandoned over Holland after being hit by flak en-route to a raid on Duisburg.  He is buried in Doetinchem (Loolaan) General Cemetery

26-Mar

Cpl

WRIGHT, WILLIAM LESLIE  (991919)  RAFVR; age: 29

He had been serving with No 84 Sqn and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Hintok.  He is buried in Chungkai War Cemetery

26-Mar

Flt Lt

ACKLAND, LESLIE JAMES  (114192)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DK318 HS-B of No 109 Sqn, which failed to return from an 'Oboe' marking sortie to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Plt Off

STROUTS, FREDERICK STANLEY  (J/17228)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DK318 HS-B of No 109 Sqn, which failed to return from an 'Oboe' marking sortie to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Sgt

AMBLER, WILLIAM FREDERICK  (1272085)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7714 of No 141 Sqn, which failed to return from an Instep patrol to Bordeaux.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Sgt

HAIGH, ARTHUR  (1494232)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7714 of No 141 Sqn, which failed to return from an Instep patrol to Bordeaux.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Sqn Ldr

JOY, WILFRED GEORGE  (39614)  RAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7846 of No 141 Sqn, which failed to return from an Instep patrol to Bordeaux.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Plt Off

SEMPLE, JOHN CHARLES  (129169)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7846 of No 141 Sqn, which failed to return from an Instep patrol to Bordeaux.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Sqn Ldr

FOSTER, ROBERT ARNHOLD DENYS  (70222)  RAF; age: 34

He was serving with No 144 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Sgt

WRENN, WILLIAM FREDERICK  (553747)  RAF; age: ?

He was serving with No 144 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Flt Sgt

HERBERTE, JOHN HENRY DRAPER  (402820)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER876 of No 145 Sqn, which failed to return from an interception of Bf 109s near El Hamma.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

26-Mar

LAC

BLACKBURN, JACK  (623092)  RAF; age: 23

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 Grantham 2 Qtr.  He is buried in Stoke-on-Trent (Longton) Cemetery

26-Mar

Sgt

FAGE, JEFFREY  (1172715)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, T3142 of No 409 Sqn, which spun into the ground following an engine failure during a training flight.  He is buried in Bushey (St James) Churchyard

26-Mar

Sgt

HALL, ERIC  (1216854)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3696 KW-T of No 426 Sqn, which came down in the sea of Withernsea during a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Sgt

READE, JOHN JOSEPH  (657755)  RAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3696 KW-T of No 426 Sqn, which came down in the sea of Withernsea during a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Sgt

REED, CLARENCE DARLINGTON  (710081)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3696 KW-T of No 426 Sqn, which came down in the sea of Withernsea during a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Sgt

SIMPSON, FREDERICK  (1238939)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3696 KW-T of No 426 Sqn, which came down in the sea of Withernsea during a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Sgt

STEVENSON, WILLIAM  (1369435)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3696 KW-T of No 426 Sqn, which came down in the sea of Withernsea during a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Plt Off

BASTIAN, PETER SPENCER  (126739)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MS487 AL-C of No 429 Sqn, which crashed in Holland on its return from a raid on Duisburg as the result of flak damage.  He is buried in The Hague (Westduin) General Cemetery

26-Mar

Fg Off

FOX, GEORGE  (123109)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MS487 AL-C of No 429 Sqn, which crashed in Holland on its return from a raid on Duisburg as the result of flak damage.  He is buried in The Hague (Westduin) General Cemetery

26-Mar

Sgt

SKELLY, ALBERT ARTHUR  (1235073)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MS487 AL-C of No 429 Sqn, which crashed in Holland on its return from a raid on Duisburg as the result of flak damage.  He is buried in The Hague (Westduin) General Cemetery

26-Mar

Fg Off

BLACKBURN, ADRIAN JOHN  (403210)  RAAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk III, FL729 of No 450 Sqn, which was destroyed when its bomb load exploded as it hit the ground having stalled following an engine failure at El Hamma.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

26-Mar

Plt Off

BRAMHAM, CHARLES ORFEUR  (130450)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED354 UV-O of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Sgt

BROWN, HENRY DAVID  (1382768)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED354 UV-O of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Sgt

COOPER, DOUGLAS JOHN  (1384132)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED354 UV-O of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Sgt

HARRISON, FREDERICK VAUGHAN  (1158748)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED354 UV-O of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Sgt

HASEMAN, PATRICK JAMES  (1388573)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED354 UV-O of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Sgt

LEVER, NEVILLE ALFRED  (1601778)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED354 UV-O of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Flt Sgt

WILSON, ROBINSON EDWARD  (413468)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED354 UV-O of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Duisburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Mar

Fg Off

HODGSON, ARTHUR DFC (119292)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR689 of No 502 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to St Eval whilst and collided with B-17, 42-29647.  He is buried in Bolton (Astley Bridge) Cemetery

26-Mar

Plt Off

CHRISTIE, STANLEY ALEXANDER  (J/17389)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR689 of No 502 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to St Eval whilst and collided with B-17, 42-29647.  He is buried in Dundee Eastern Necropolis

26-Mar

Sgt

LUBIN, NATHAN  (908088)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR689 of No 502 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to St Eval whilst and collided with B-17, 42-29647.  He is buried in Edmonton Federation Jewish Cemetery

26-Mar

Sgt

VESEY, HARRY DAVEY  (R/86516)  RCAF; age: 36/46

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR689 of No 502 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to St Eval whilst and collided with B-17, 42-29647.  He is buried in St Columb Major Cemetery

26-Mar

Fg Off

YEULETT, WILLIAM VERNON GODWIN  (J/11187)  RCAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR689 of No 502 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to St Eval whilst and collided with B-17, 42-29647.  He is buried in St Columb Major Cemetery

26-Mar

WO

TAGGART, GARNETT EUGENE  (R/86212)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR689 of No 502 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to St Eval whilst and collided with B-17, 42-29647.  He is buried in St Columb Major Cemetery

26-Mar

Sgt

GRIFFITHS, FRANCIS HAROLD  (1253396)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR689 of No 502 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to St Eval whilst and collided with B-17, 42-29647.  He is buried in Willesden New Cemetery

26-Mar

LAC

FENDER, DAVID RICHARDSON  (867050)  AuxAF; age: 32

He died by drowning whilst serving with No 937 Sqn, having accidentally fallen into the docks at Seaham Harbour.  He is buried in Sunderland (Mere Knolls) Cemetery.

26-Mar

Fg Off

PEARL, WARREN WHITEWRIGHT DUNCAN  (123448)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DL472 of No 2 GTS, which spun into the ground near Weston on the Green.  He is buried in The Maidenhead Register

26-Mar

Sgt

HUTSON, ALFRED ERNEST NORMAN  (1331970)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander III, T1521 of No 8 AGS, which flew into ground Hill of Nigg,.  He was buried in/or cremated at  Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium

26-Mar

Sgt

LEE, STEWART  (1319349)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander III, T1521 of No 8 AGS, which flew into ground Hill of Nigg,.  He was cremated at  Golders Green Crematorium

26-Mar

LAC

HOLMES, ARTHUR JOHN  (844525)  AuxAF; age: 59

He was serving in the 907/8 at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Brentford.  He is buried in Hanwell Cemetery

26-Mar

AC2

PILGRIM, IVAN  (2208669)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was serving at RAF Scunthorpe? and died in Scunthope hospital from pneumonia.  He is buried in West Butterwick (St Mary) Churchyard

26-Mar

Sgt

PERRIN, ANTHONY CHARLES  (1337958)  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 Lochmaben County of Dumfries.  He is buried in Kingsbury (St Andrew) Churchyard

26-Mar

Sgt

BUCK, HAROLD GEORGE  (511358)  RAF; 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 N Walsham.  He is buried in Old Watton (St Margaret) Churchyard

26-Mar

LAC

JENKINS, FRANK  (632870)  RAF; age: 23

He was serving with No 57 OTU and was killed in a road accident.  He is buried in Liverpool (Ford) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

26-Mar

AC2

HODDER, FREDERICK CHARLES  (1400538)  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 Southampton.  He is buried in Southampton (South Stoneham) Cemetery

26-Mar

ACW1

SMITHERS, AUDREY EILEEN WELSFORD  (2029533)  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 Southampton.  She is buried in East Preston (St Mary) Churchyard

26-Mar

LAC

GOULSBRA, LISTER RODERICK  (1065079)  RAFVR; age: 29

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 Wharfedale.  He is buried in Burgh-on-Bain (St Helen) Churchyard

27-Mar

Plt Off

BROWN, THOMAS HENRY  (131998)  RAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF317 MG-X of No 7 Sqn, which crashed near Bremen as a result of flak damage on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

27-Mar

Plt Off

LORD, MARTIN  (413096)  RNZAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF317 MG-X of No 7 Sqn, which crashed near Bremen as a result of flak damage on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

McKERRELL, ROBERT  (1303883)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF317 MG-X of No 7 Sqn, which crashed near Bremen as a result of flak damage on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

NASH, LEONARD  (979904)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF317 MG-X of No 7 Sqn, which crashed near Bremen as a result of flak damage on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

OLIVER, JACK RUSSELL  (1312946)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF317 MG-X of No 7 Sqn, which crashed near Bremen as a result of flak damage on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

27-Mar

Flt Sgt

WELLINGTON, DANIEL  (405459)  RNZAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF317 MG-X of No 7 Sqn, which crashed near Bremen as a result of flak damage on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

YOUNG, NORMAN  (1265860)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF317 MG-X of No 7 Sqn, which crashed near Bremen as a result of flak damage on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

DYNES, GEORGE CHARLES  (1501437)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7907 TL-M of No 35 Sqn, which crashed near Stadthagen as a result of flak damage on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

27-Mar

Fg Off

NAYLOR, JAMES HUBERT  (413111)  RNZAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7907 TL-M of No 35 Sqn, which crashed near Stadthagen as a result of flak damage on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

PATTISON, CHARLES  (632331)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7907 TL-M of No 35 Sqn, which crashed near Stadthagen as a result of flak damage on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

SMITH, REGINALD CHARLES  (1377817)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7907 TL-M of No 35 Sqn, which crashed near Stadthagen as a result of flak damage on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

YEATES, GEORGE HAROLD  (1390540)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7907 TL-M of No 35 Sqn, which crashed near Stadthagen as a result of flak damage on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

27-Mar

Fg Off

ESPY, HARL J  (118575)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7907 TL-M of No 35 Sqn, which crashed near Stadthagen as a result of flak damage on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register

27-Mar

Flt Sgt

ADAMS, STANLEY  (1112391)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ114 of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the Gabes area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

27-Mar

Flt Sgt

CLEMENTS, HORACE HERBERT  (R/104277)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4839 KM-S of No 44 Sqn, which crashed at Grossbeeren during a raid on Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

COLE, ROBERT LONGSTER  (1126336)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4839 KM-S of No 44 Sqn, which crashed at Grossbeeren during a raid on Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

27-Mar

WO II

GUILD, FRED WINSLOW  (R/79076)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4839 KM-S of No 44 Sqn, which crashed at Grossbeeren during a raid on Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

27-Mar

Flt Sgt

HORWOOD, ALBERT JOSEPH  (1289611)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4839 KM-S of No 44 Sqn, which crashed at Grossbeeren during a raid on Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

27-Mar

WO II

NEWTON, JACK MCARTHUR  (R/78908)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4839 KM-S of No 44 Sqn, which crashed at Grossbeeren during a raid on Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

SCHULTZ, LOUIS WILLIAM JOHN  (572620)  RAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4839 KM-S of No 44 Sqn, which crashed at Grossbeeren during a raid on Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

SHERIDAN, GEORGE MCCURRACH  (1556644)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4839 KM-S of No 44 Sqn, which crashed at Grossbeeren during a raid on Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

27-Mar

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SAILS, JOHN CAMERON  (J/17062)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, ES212 of No 92 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s over Mareth.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

27-Mar

Sgt

BELL, WILLIAM  (1134764)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4322 SR-O of No 101 Sqn, which crashed at Wunsdorf on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

EDWARDS, PATRICK JOHN  (1289974)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4322 SR-O of No 101 Sqn, which crashed at Wunsdorf on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

27-Mar

WO II

HOGAN, RICHARD WILFRED GERALD  (R/79184)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4322 SR-O of No 101 Sqn, which crashed at Wunsdorf on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

MOORE, GEORGE EDWARD  (529282)  RAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4322 SR-O of No 101 Sqn, which crashed at Wunsdorf on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

PRIESTLEY, JOHN SHIELDS  (929736)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4322 SR-O of No 101 Sqn, which crashed at Wunsdorf on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

27-Mar

Plt Off

PROSPERINE, FRANK  (J/16407)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4322 SR-O of No 101 Sqn, which crashed at Wunsdorf on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

WILSON, GEORGE  (1349775)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4322 SR-O of No 101 Sqn, which crashed at Wunsdorf on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

THOMAS, RONALD ALBERT HENRY  (575820)  RAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4895 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed at Doberitz on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

THOMAS, URIEN  (1286345)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4895 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed at Doberitz on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

27-Mar

WO II

HILLMAN, GORDON THOMAS  (R/88514)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4895 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed at Doberitz on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

MACKENZIE, ALEXANDER  (971820)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4895 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed at Doberitz on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

POOLE, STANLEY  (1698523)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4895 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed at Doberitz on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

27-Mar

Flt Sgt

SHEPHERD, JOHN GOODWILLIE  (1071280)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4895 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed at Doberitz on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

WALDER, FREDERICK JAMES  (1386586)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4895 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed at Doberitz on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

27-Mar

Plt Off

WALLIS, REGINALD JOHN  (143228)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4895 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed at Doberitz on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

27-Mar

Flt Sgt

HIBBURT, EDWARD CHARLES  (1199434)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR753 NP-B of No 158 Sqn, which crashed near Bremen as a result of flak damage en-route to a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

PENROSE, WILLIAM HENRY  (R/57798)  RCAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR753 NP-B of No 158 Sqn, which crashed near Bremen as a result of flak damage en-route to a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

ANDERSON, ROBERT  (942664)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF453 BU-L of No 214 Sqn, which crashed at Finkenwerder on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

27-Mar

Plt Off

CHALLIS, EDWARD  (140914)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF453 BU-L of No 214 Sqn, which crashed at Finkenwerder on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

GREENHALGH, ERIC  (1379905)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF453 BU-L of No 214 Sqn, which crashed at Finkenwerder on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

MARTIN, REGINALD GEORGE  (1171555)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF453 BU-L of No 214 Sqn, which crashed at Finkenwerder on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

PHIN, CRAWFORD KIER  (1349598)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF453 BU-L of No 214 Sqn, which crashed at Finkenwerder on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

RAE, DONALD JAMES  (406681)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF453 BU-L of No 214 Sqn, which crashed at Finkenwerder on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

WOODROW, STANLEY ALFRED  (933968)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF453 BU-L of No 214 Sqn, which crashed at Finkenwerder on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

27-Mar

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STEEVES, HUGH DOUGLAS  (J/7474)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AP185 of No 414 Sqn, which crashed after hitting trees on a hill whilst flying in mist.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

 

Photo courtesy - Chris Clarke

27-Mar

Fg Off

PORTER, CHARLES EDWARD  (J/9668)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT634 VR-E of No 419 Sqn, which crashed near Hamburg following an night fighter attack after initially being hit by flak near Bremen on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

27-Mar

LAC

INMAN, GUY WELDON  (R/138351)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in died from natural causes in the Canadian General Hospital. of No 430 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Birmingham (Witton) Cemetery

27-Mar

WO II

DUCKER, BENJAMIN VICTOR LLOYD  (R/75458)  RCAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE503 SE-S of No 431 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Duisburg and presumed to have come down in the North Sea.  He is buried in Kviberg Cemetery

27-Mar

Flt Lt

EADES, GEORGE HADLEY TEMPLETON  (64264)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE503 SE-S of No 431 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Duisburg and presumed to have come down in the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Mar

Flt Lt

GARDNER, NORMAN JOSEPH  (120704)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE503 SE-S of No 431 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Duisburg and presumed to have come down in the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Mar

Flt Lt

HILL, ALLEN MYRICK  (J/8621)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE503 SE-S of No 431 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Duisburg and presumed to have come down in the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Mar

WO II

ROGAL, JOSEPH MICHAEL  (R/85301)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE503 SE-S of No 431 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Duisburg and presumed to have come down in the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Mar

Flt Sgt

GRIEVE, ALEXANDER  (564019)  RAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in He was killed whilst serving on board HMS Dasher, when she exploded and sunk in the Forth of Clyde having had to return from an Atlantic convoy escort due to engine problems of No 816 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Ardrossan Cemetery

27-Mar

LAC

WHITE, WILLIAM ASPINALL  (1325907)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 2735 Sqn RAF Regiment, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Ipswich.  He is buried in Glasgow Western Necropolis

27-Mar

WO I

MACNEARNEY, JOHN DOUGLAS  (R/76103)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ699 of No 1 OADU, which was lost on a ferry flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Mar

Sgt

PARTRIDGE, CHARLES ARTHUR  (1317682)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ699 of No 1 OADU, which was lost on a ferry flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Mar

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WEIR, WILLIAM KENNETH MCFARLANE  (136714)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, LA844 of No 10 OTU, which overshot a landing at Stanton Harcourt and crashed into a quarry, bursting into flames on iuts return from a night cross-country.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Warriston) Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

HILT, FREDERICK STANLEY  (957788)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, LA844 of No 10 OTU, which overshot a landing at Stanton Harcourt and crashed into a quarry, bursting into flames on its return from a night cross-country.  He is buried in Frimley (St Peter) Churchyard

27-Mar

Sgt

ROBERTS, RONALD JAMES  (1333459)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, LA844 of No 10 OTU, which overshot a landing at Stanton Harcourt and crashed into a quarry, bursting into flames on iuts return from a night cross-country.  He is buried in Penn (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

27-Mar

Plt Off

AULD, JOHN  (134681)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, LA844 of No 10 OTU, which overshot a landing at Stanton Harcourt and crashed into a quarry, bursting into flames on its return from a night cross-country.  He is buried in St Ninians (Bannockburn) Parish Burial Ground

27-Mar

Sgt

JACKSON, DONALD  (658448)  RAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, LA844 of No 10 OTU, which overshot a landing at Stanton Harcourt and crashed into a quarry, bursting into flames on its return from a night cross-country.  He is buried in Stockton Heath (St Thomas) Churchyard

27-Mar

Cpl

ATKINSON, RONALD  (638513)  RAF; age: ?

He was serving with No 113 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

27-Mar

Sgt

RICHARDS, ARTHUR  (1316805)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5869 of No 12 SFTS, which dived into the ground at Spitalgate.  He is buried in Nailsea (Holy Trinity) New Churchyard

27-Mar

LAC

DINNAGE, JOSEPH THOMAS  (1176545)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was serving with No 128 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery

27-Mar

AC1

WRIGHT, WILLIAM  (1532593)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 20 SFTS at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery

27-Mar

Fg Off

THAIN, RONALD FRANK  (124843)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L1454 of No 42 OTU, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed at Netheravon.  He is buried in Dover (Charlton) Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

CULLENER, GORDON ALFRED  (1383311)  RAFVR; age: 22

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Hurricane I, W9121 of No 59 OTU, which crashed on the approach to Brunton at night  and burst into flames.  He is buried in Swansea (Oystermouth) Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

MACFADZEAN, ROBERT HANDLEY MAXWELL  (1349862)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, W9179 of No 59 OTU, which dived into the sea on this date.  He is buried in Kirknewton (St Gregory) Churchyard

27-Mar

Sgt

WHITE, DOUGLAS GEORGE  (1208670)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, X4773 of No 6th Fighter Wing USAAF, which crashed and burst into flames near Kings Nordley.  He is buried in Paignton Cemetery

27-Mar

Sgt

LEONARD, ROGER  (523319)  RAF; age: 37

He was serving on board HMS Dasher, which was killed whilst serving on board HMS Dasher, when she exploded and sunk in the Forth of Clyde having had to return from an Atlantic convoy escort due to engine problems.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Mar

Cpl

PARKS, STANLEY MUIRSON  (533572)  RAF; age: ?

He was serving on board HMS Dasher, which was killed whilst serving on board HMS Dasher, when she exploded and sunk in the Forth of Clyde having had to return from an Atlantic convoy escort due to engine problems.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Mar

ACW2

LEE, MARGARET CLARK  (2118953)  WAAF; age: 17

He was serving at RAF Drem at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Athelstaneford, East Lothian.  She is buried in Haddington (St Martin's) New Burial Ground

27-Mar

AC2

OWEN, RONALD EDWARD  (1697201)  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 Bangor.  He is buried in llechylched (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

27-Mar

AC2

JONES, VIVIAN JOHN  (1039860)  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 Ruthin.  He is buried in Rhondda (Trealaw) Cemetery

28-Mar

LAC

WHITFIELD, LESLIE BAILLIE  (1104267)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE120 'F' of No 36 Sqn, which ditched in the Bay of Bengal following an engine failure.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

28-Mar

Fg Off

BRUCE, JAMES GEORGE  (124216)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ416 GB-Q of No 105 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on a steel works at Liege.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery

28-Mar

Fg Off

REILY, RICHARD LOUIS  (119261)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ416 GB-Q of No 105 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on a steel works at Liege.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery

28-Mar

Sgt

CHADWICK, THOMAS NOEL  (1537059)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ522 GB-W of No 105 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on a steel works at Liege.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery

28-Mar

Sgt

LEIGHTON, GEORGE KENNETH  (1232161)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ522 GB-W of No 105 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on a steel works at Liege.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery

28-Mar

Sgt

BELLABY, LESLIE PERCIVAL JOSEPH  (1310777)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP506 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Mar

Fg Off

MACLEAN, RONALD GABRIEL  (J/22499)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP506 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Mar

Sgt

METCALFE, MAGNUS WILLIAM  (1081258)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP506 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Mar

Sgt

REDMOND, JOHN PATRICK  (1380284)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP506 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Mar

Sgt

SMITH, REGINALD VICTOR  (1294167)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP506 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Mar

Plt Off

TURNBULL, JOHN JAMES HERBERT  (J/16369)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP506 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Mar

LAC

DRAKE, FELIX ARTHUR  (984612)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP506 of No 217 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is buried in Kandy War Cemetery

28-Mar

Plt Off

BULLEY, RICHARD LAWRENCE  (130312)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIC, JL547 of No 235 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce off Sardinia.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Mar

Flt Sgt

SOMERVELL, DAVID EDWARD  (415189)  RAAF; age: 33

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIC, JL547 of No 235 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce off Sardinia.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Mar

Sgt

TAYLOR, CLIVE FORD  (1130288)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter II, T3155 of No 404 Sqn, which dived into the ground at St Eval after stalling.  He is buried in Bolton (Heaton) Cemetery

28-Mar

Fg Off

FIELD, ROBERT CHARLES  (J/10498)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter II, T3155 of No 404 Sqn, which dived into the ground at St Eval after stalling.  He is buried in St Columb Major Cemetery

28-Mar

Sgt

ANSLEY, DENNIS  (1183277)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB283 VR-O of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down near Nantes during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

28-Mar

Flt Sgt

BECKETT, ROBERT FRANCIS  (R/120117)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB283 VR-O of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down near Nantes during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

28-Mar

Sgt

BOYD, WILLIAM JAMES STONARD  (1379357)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB283 VR-O of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down near Nantes during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

28-Mar

Flt Sgt

FOSTER, CHARLES ST CLAIR  (R/70200)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB283 VR-O of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down near Nantes during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

28-Mar

Sgt

GOLDSPINK, JOSEPH JOHN  (R/148539)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB283 VR-O of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down near Nantes during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

28-Mar

Flt Sgt

McGRATH, GERALD  (R/99387)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB283 VR-O of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down near Nantes during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

28-Mar

Flt Sgt

McLEOD, RODERIC MURRAY  (R/119623)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB283 VR-O of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down near Nantes during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

28-Mar

Flt Sgt

GRANT, ALLEN  (655391)  RAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in  of No 489 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery

28-Mar

Fg Off

NELSON, WILFRED DFC (112719)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito I, W4054 of No 540 Sqn, which failed to return from a photo recce sortie to Trondheim.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery

28-Mar

Sgt

STARZYNSKI, Henryk (P.793783)  PAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, AR468  of No 602 Sqn, which was probably shot down by enemy fighters during a shipping recce off Ile de Batz.  

28-Mar

Capt

MILLET, A P FFAF ()  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM143 'Y' of No 610 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters over Abbeville during a Ramrod to Rouen.  

28-Mar

Fg Off

MALTON, GEORGE SAMUEL  (J/9684)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EE739 'E' of No 610 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters over Abbeville during a Ramrod to Rouen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Mar

Fg Off

PLAS, EMILE JEAN  (87697)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EE766 'G' of No 610 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters over Abbeville during a Ramrod to Rouen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Mar

Sgt

WYSE, WILLIAM ALEXANDER  (1440169)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EP640 'P' of No 610 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters over Abbeville during a Ramrod to Rouen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Mar

Cpl

MAZELEWSKI, Bronislaw (P.793632)  PAF; age: 31

Neither the unit nor his cause of death has yet been ascertained.  

28-Mar

Sgt

WALPOLE, HUMPHREY WILLIAM  (1425750)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB223 of No 1 TTU, which crashed on an overshoot at night at Drumbeg, near Turnberry, Ayrshire.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery

28-Mar

Sgt

SMALLIE, DAN NORMAN  (778818)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB223 of No 1 TTU, which crashed on an overshoot at night at Drumbeg, near Turnberry, Ayrshire.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery

28-Mar

Sgt

COMLEY, PHILIP REGINALD  (1233733)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB223 of No 1 TTU, which crashed on an overshoot at night at Drumbeg, near Turnberry, Ayrshire.  He is buried in Erdington (St Barnabas) Churchyard

28-Mar

Sgt

PIKE, HARRY  (1036504)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB223 of No 1 TTU, which crashed on an overshoot at night at Drumbeg, near Turnberry, Ayrshire.  He is buried in Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery

28-Mar

Sgt

MONKHOUSE, WILFRED  (1381996)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB223 of No 1 TTU, which crashed on an overshoot at night at Drumbeg, near Turnberry, Ayrshire.  He is buried in Tottenham Cemetery

28-Mar

Sgt

SMITH, FRANK BERNARD  (1383332)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB223 of No 1 TTU, which crashed on an overshoot at night at Drumbeg, near Turnberry, Ayrshire.  He is buried in Woolwich Cemetery

28-Mar

Sgt

HUNTER, ALEXANDER NORMAN  (1022817)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB223 of No 1 TTU, which crashed on an overshoot at night at Drumbeg, near Turnberry, Ayrshire.  He was cremated at Edinburgh (Warriston) Crematorium

28-Mar

Sgt

MOORE, ALBERT  (1087531)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, BA201 of No 132 OTU, which flew into high ground at Barnet Main Farm, East Lothian in poor weather.  He is buried in Worksop (Retford Road) Cemetery

28-Mar

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HARVEY, EDMUND BRUCE  (413069)  RNZAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, DE844? of No 21 EFTS, which crashed whilst carrying out aerobatics with an ATC cadet as passenger.  He is buried in Marlow Cemetery

28-Mar

Sgt

RAWLINGS, CYRIL WALTER HENRY  (1391939)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L1454 of No 42 OTU, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed at Netheravon.  He is buried in Hayes and Harlington (Cherry Lane) Cemetery

28-Mar

Fg Off

FENTON, JOHN HAMMOND  (119784)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, K9850 of No 53 OTU, which collided with K98620 o the same unit near St Athan.  He was buried in/or cremated at  Wandsworth (Putney Vale) Cemetery and Crematorium

28-Mar

Plt Off

BERRY, GRAEHAM WILLIAM  (137455)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, K9862 of No 53 OTU, which collided with K9850 o the same unit near St Athan.  He is buried in Eltham Cemetery, London

28-Mar

Sgt

BERESFORD, JOHN FRANCIS  (5593)  RAAF; age: 21

He was serving with No 53 RSU and was killed when he fell off a cliff whilst a patient at No 3 Convalescent Depot.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery

28-Mar

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PHILPOTT, JOHN HERBERT EDWARD  (135067)  RAFVR; age: 48

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

28-Mar

Flt Sgt

PLATT, ROBERT  (2464)  RAF; age: 50

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death but he may have died in the RAF Hospital at Cosford as his death is registered in Wenlock.  He is buried in Crewe (Coppenhall) Cemetery.

28-Mar

Sgt

DEACON, CHARLES HENRY  (345832)  RAF; age: 40

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 Chatham.  He is buried in Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery

28-Mar

AC2

GRANT, ANDREW  (1565740)  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 Christchurch.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Spring Bank) Cemetery

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