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Casualties - 29 and 31 March 1943


29-Mar

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BOLSTER, CYRIL LESLIE  (J/7441)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, R7876 of No 1 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters during a scramble off Beachy Head.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Mar

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DUNN, DENIS MACRORIE  (141755)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was serving with No 59 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Barnstaple.  He is buried in Richmond Cemetery, Surrey

29-Mar

Sgt

POTTER, FREDERICK COOMBE  (1179376)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE540 'E' of No 62 Sqn, which crashed into high ground near Jitpur whilst trying to find a landing ground due to a shortage of fuel.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

29-Mar

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DANIEL, NOEL BUCHANAN  (414262)  RNZAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE540 'E' of No 62 Sqn, which crashed into high ground near Jitpur whilst trying to find a landing ground due to a shortage of fuel.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

DAVIES, WILLIAM SEYMOUR  (751871)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE540 'E' of No 62 Sqn, which crashed into high ground near Jitpur whilst trying to find a landing ground due to a shortage of fuel.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

LAMBLE, DOUGLAS GORDON  (1190126)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE540 'E' of No 62 Sqn, which crashed into high ground near Jitpur whilst trying to find a landing ground due to a shortage of fuel.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

BALL, EDWARD FRANK  (1334656)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED754 OF-A of No 97 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on St Nazaire and presumed to have come down in the Sea.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

FISK, LESLIE CLAUDE ALEC  (1375457)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED754 OF-A of No 97 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on St Nazaire and presumed to have come down in the Sea.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

29-Mar

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WEIGHT, ROBERT ERNEST  (119155)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED754 OF-A of No 97 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on St Nazaire and presumed to have come down in the Sea.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

GREEN, KENNETH FREDERICK  (574948)  RAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED754 OF-A of No 97 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on St Nazaire and presumed to have come down in the Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Mar

Sgt

KEMP, ALEXANDER  (1123389)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED754 OF-A of No 97 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on St Nazaire and presumed to have come down in the Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Mar

Flt Sgt

TONGUE, JACK  (R/103890)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED754 OF-A of No 97 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on St Nazaire and presumed to have come down in the Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Mar

Sgt

WHATLEY, RONALD JAMES  (623524)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED754 OF-A of No 97 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on St Nazaire and presumed to have come down in the Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Mar

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HOBDAY, WALLACE THOMAS  (126646)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED552 SR-Q of No 101 Sqn, which crashed near Holme-on-Spalding Moor after hitting trees during a night training flight.  He is buried in Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery

29-Mar

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WAITE, LAURENCE  (125423)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED552 SR-Q of No 101 Sqn, which crashed near Holme-on-Spalding Moor after hitting trees during a night training flight.  He is buried in Far Headingley (St Chad) Churchyard

29-Mar

Sgt

RANSOM, BERNARD STANLEY  (1322952)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED552 SR-Q of No 101 Sqn, which crashed near Holme-on-Spalding Moor after hitting trees during a night training flight.  He is buried in Gosport (Ann's Hill) Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

KNOCK, THOMAS JAMES  (1383477)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED552 SR-Q of No 101 Sqn, which crashed near Holme-on-Spalding Moor after hitting trees during a night training flight.  He is buried in Holme-upon-Spalding Moor (All Saints) Churchyard

29-Mar

Sgt

WATERHOUSE, RONALD  (1079709)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED552 SR-Q of No 101 Sqn, which crashed near Holme-on-Spalding Moor after hitting trees during a night training flight.  He is buried in New Mills (St George) Churchyard

29-Mar

Sgt

MAYDEW, LESLIE  (1500660)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED552 SR-Q of No 101 Sqn, which crashed near Holme-on-Spalding Moor after hitting trees during a night training flight.  He is buried in Wetley Rocks (St John) Churchyard

29-Mar

Sgt

SQUIERS, MYLES CHRISTIAN CAMPBELL  (1478651)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB848 DY-G of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Pocklington shortly after take off on a raid to Berlin after flying through the slipstream of another aircraft.  He is buried in Barmby-on-the-Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard

29-Mar

WO II

COMRIE, WILFRID PHELPS (BILL)  (R/95452)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB848 DY-G of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Pocklington shortly after take off on a raid to Berlin after flying through the slipstream of another aircraft.  He is buried in Barmby-on-the-Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard

29-Mar

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HARPER, DOUGLAS WILLIAM FRANCIS  (127313)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB848 DY-G of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Pocklington shortly after take off on a raid to Berlin after flying through the slipstream of another aircraft.  He is buried in Barmby-on-the-Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard

29-Mar

Sgt

DORRINGTON, FRANK WILLIAM  (1330802)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB848 DY-G of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Pocklington shortly after take off on a raid to Berlin after flying through the slipstream of another aircraft.  He is buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

KING, JOHN  (1609738)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB848 DY-G of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Pocklington shortly after take off on a raid to Berlin after flying through the slipstream of another aircraft.  He is buried in East London Cemetery, Plaistow

29-Mar

Sgt

McGRATH, WILLIAM J.  (1365664)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB848 DY-G of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Pocklington shortly after take off on a raid to Berlin after flying through the slipstream of another aircraft.  He is buried in Glasgow (St Peter's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

29-Mar

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JENKINS, WILLIAM HUGH  (129161)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB848 DY-G of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Pocklington shortly after take off on a raid to Berlin after flying through the slipstream of another aircraft.  He was cremated at  Birmingham (Perry Bar) Crematorium

29-Mar

LAC

RATHBONE, KENNETH  (1093509)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 145 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery

29-Mar

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FARLEY, STANLEY ROBERT  (143877)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE545 AS-H of No 166 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Arnhem (Moscowa) General Cemetery

29-Mar

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HODGSON, JAMES ROBERT ARTHUR  (142863)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE545 AS-H of No 166 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Arnhem (Moscowa) General Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

KEENAN, DAVID  (1376154)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE545 AS-H of No 166 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Arnhem (Moscowa) General Cemetery

29-Mar

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DUPRE, FREDERICK LOUIS EDWARD  (J/16408)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE545 AS-H of No 166 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

29-Mar

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WEESE, ROBERT ALLEN  (J/17467)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE545 AS-H of No 166 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

29-Mar

Flt Sgt

FRASER, JOHN HUGH MURDOCK  (R/129563)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK702 HA-O of No 218 Sqn, which crashed in the Bremen area after being hit by flak on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

29-Mar

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HOAR, WILLIAM GEORGE  (J/17189)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK702 HA-O of No 218 Sqn, which crashed in the Bremen area after being hit by flak on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

HOWARD, ERNEST THOMAS RAYMOND  (1167366)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK702 HA-O of No 218 Sqn, which crashed in the Bremen area after being hit by flak on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

JEFFREYS, RONALD ERIC  (1383288)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK702 HA-O of No 218 Sqn, which crashed in the Bremen area after being hit by flak on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

MEARS, RONALD ALBERT  (659110)  RAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK702 HA-O of No 218 Sqn, which crashed in the Bremen area after being hit by flak on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

ROBERTSON, WILLIAM MITCHELL  (530734)  RAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK702 HA-O of No 218 Sqn, which crashed in the Bremen area after being hit by flak on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

TURNBULL, JAMES EDWARD  (1017385)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK702 HA-O of No 218 Sqn, which crashed in the Bremen area after being hit by flak on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

BELL, CHARLES ARMSTRONG  (1027864)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK716 HA-J of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Mar

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CAMPBELL, JOHN MICHAEL  (122910)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK716 HA-J of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Mar

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FARRINGTON, HARRY GREGORY  (J/11241)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK716 HA-J of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Mar

Fg Off

HARRIS, JOHN FREDERICK  (118128)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK716 HA-J of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Mar

Sgt

KENNEDY, RONALD  (1487492)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK716 HA-J of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Mar

Flt Sgt

McCAW, JOHN FRANCIS JAMES  (R/105188)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK716 HA-J of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Mar

Sgt

SHRUBSALL, LEONARD RICHARD JAMES  (1251519)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK716 HA-J of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Mar

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THALBITZER, JORGEN BILLY  (110594)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 234 Sqn his body was washed ashore near Copenhagen after escaping from Oflag XXIB at Schubin, it being thought that he and another POW had tried to get to Sweden in a small boat and had been hit by a ship.  He is buried in The Maidenhead Register

29-Mar

WO II

STAUBLE, WESTON BLAIR  (R/87394)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk IIA, FL278 of No 260 Sqn, which was shot down by ground fire during a strafing attack.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

29-Mar

WO II

LONG, ROBERT MICHAEL  (R/106952)  RCAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE519 'S' of No 279 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off St Ives during an ASR patrol.  He is buried in Illogan (St Illogan) Churchyard

29-Mar

WO II

BACON, HARRY ROBERT  (R/92637)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE519 'S' of No 279 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off St Ives during an ASR patrol.  He is buried in Illogan (St Illogan) Churchyard

29-Mar

Flt Sgt

FLETCHER, LINDSAY VAUGHAN  (R/73469)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE519 'S' of No 279 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off St Ives during an ASR patrol.  He is buried in Illogan (St Illogan) Churchyard

29-Mar

Fg Off

GIBBS, EDWARD GEORGE  (115145)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE519 'S' of No 279 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off St Ives during an ASR patrol.  He is buried in Southend-on-Sea (Sutton Road) Cemetery

29-Mar

WO

POVEY, EDWIN PEARCE  (R/89688)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE519 'S' of No 280 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off St Ives during an ASR patrol.  He is buried in Illogan (St Illogan) Churchyard

29-Mar

Sgt

COCKADAY, CECIL WILLIAM  (R/99552)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3814 of No 420 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during a raid on Bochum.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

BRANDOW, ROY LEONARD  (R/134525)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3814 of No 420 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during a raid on Bochum.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

COCKADAY, CECIL WILLIAM  (R/99552)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3814 of No 420 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during a raid on Bochum.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Mar

Flt Sgt

GREER, JAMES MILLER  (R/125227)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3814 of No 420 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during a raid on Bochum.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

JONES, LEONARD GORDON  (1206582)  RAFVR; age: 36

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3814 of No 420 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during a raid on Bochum.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Mar

Flt Sgt

SLEEP, HOWARD CEPHUS  (R/129209)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3814 of No 420 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during a raid on Bochum.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

DYSON, RONALD (1218403)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MS484 of No 420 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

29-Mar

Flt Sgt

BARRON, PERCIVAL EDWARD  (R/107770)  RCAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MS484 of No 420 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

29-Mar

Flt Sgt

BRADSHAW, SIDNEY VICTOR  (R/128173)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MS484 of No 420 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

29-Mar

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GRANT, BRUCE ANGUS  (J/21941)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MS484 of No 420 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

BAILEY, JOHN ARTHUR  (R/141776)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ762 OW-O of No 426 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Gaasterland (Nijemirdum) General Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

GUBB, JOHN FRANKLIN  (R/145232)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ762 OW-O of No 426 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Gaasterland (Nijemirdum) General Cemetery

29-Mar

Flt Sgt

TODD, RICHARD EARL  (R/126792)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ762 OW-O of No 426 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Bochum.  He is buried in Gaasterland (Nijemirdum) General Cemetery

29-Mar

Flt Sgt

GUSTAVSEN, PREBEN BRANDT  (R/113728)  RCAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK564 NA-R of No 428 Sqn, which crashed near Gelsenkirchen during a raid on Bochum.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Mar

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CARTIER, JOSEPH LOUIS RAYMOND  (J/17165)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK564 NA-R of No 428 Sqn, which crashed near Gelsenkirchen during a raid on Bochum.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Mar

Fg Off

SPENCER, JOHN FREDERICK  (124650)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK564 NA-R of No 428 Sqn, which crashed near Gelsenkirchen during a raid on Bochum.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

FLETCHER, WILLIAM HENRY  (1127320)  RAFVR; age: 18

He was serving with No 500 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

JACKSON, HENRY WILLIAM  (1238595)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, R8888 of No 609 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing near Manston.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

29-Mar

Flt Lt

McKENZIE, DANIEL MURRAY DFC (J/8786)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XI, EN347 of No 682 Sqn, which crashed into the sea during photo recce sortie to Sradinia.  He is buried in Cagliari (St Michele) Communal Cemetery

29-Mar

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FLETCHER, ARTHUR HAYDN  (J/12747)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9325 of No 1 (C) OTU, which crashed near Eglescliffe shortly after taking off from Thornaby following a loss of power.  He is buried in Thornaby-on-Tees Cemetery

29-Mar

WO I

HAIST, JOHN CLYDE  (R/66129)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9325 of No 1 (C) OTU, which crashed near Eaglescliffe shortly after taking off from Thornaby following a loss of power.  He is buried in Thornaby-on-Tees Cemetery

29-Mar

Flt Sgt

KAYE, DOUGLAS VICTOR  (R/115282)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9325 of No 1 (C) OTU, which crashed near Eaglescliffe shortly after taking off from Thornaby following a loss of power.  He is buried in Thornaby-on-Tees Cemetery

29-Mar

Flt Sgt

LORENZ, ANTHONY  (413314)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1437 of No 12 (P) AFU, which dived into the ground at Stroxton in Lincolnshire whilst attempting an overshoot.  He is buried in Grantham Cemetery

29-Mar

Flt Lt

TRUMPER, HENRY ERNEST  (61462)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, AZ861 of No 12 (P) AFU, which crashed on the approach to Harlaxton.  He is buried in Devizes Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

CAREY, BERNARD  (658430)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L6691 of No 132 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from East Fortune.  He is buried in Glossop Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

GRABARCZYK, Stanislaw (P.794422)  PAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV804  of No 18 OTU, which crashed on landing at Finningley during the pilot's first solo night landing.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

ZAREBOWICZ, Michal (P.784772)  ; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV804  of No 18 OTU, which crashed on landing at Finningley during the pilot's first solo night landing.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery

29-Mar

LAC

GOLDEN, GEOFFREY CROMWELL  (912122)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 244 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

29-Mar

Sgt

HALL, EDWARD  (1368188)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Botha l, W5137 of No 4 AGS, which collided with W5154 of the same unit near Morpeth shortly after taking off.  He is buried in Edinburgh Eastern Cemetery

29-Mar

 

VAN DEN BRON, R ()  ; age: 18

He was killed whilst flying in Botha l, W5137 of No 4 AGS, which collided with W5154 of the same unit near Morpeth shortly after taking off.  He is buried in Morpeth (SS Mary and James) Churchyard

29-Mar

 

VAN EGMOND, A W ()  ; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Botha l, W5137 of No 4 AGS, which collided with W5154 of the same unit near Morpeth shortly after taking off.  He is buried in Morpeth (SS Mary and James) Churchyard

29-Mar

 

VAN OPDORP, B E ()  ; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Botha l, W5137 of No 4 AGS, which collided with W5154 of the same unit near Morpeth shortly after taking off.  He is buried in Morpeth (SS Mary and James) Churchyard

29-Mar

Plt Off

JACKSON, GEORGE ROWAN  (413076)  RNZAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Botha l, W5137 of No 4 AGS, which collided with W5154 of the same unit near Morpeth shortly after taking off.  He is buried in Morpeth (SS Mary and James) Churchyard

29-Mar

LAC

BERESFORD, FRANK LESTER  (1120955)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Botha l, W5154 of No 4 AGS, which collided with W5137 of the same unit near Morpeth shortly after taking off.  He is buried in Morpeth (SS Mary and James) Churchyard

29-Mar

 

KOOIJ, D J ()  ; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Botha l, W5154 of No 4 AGS, which collided with W5137 of the same unit near Morpeth shortly after taking off.  He is buried in Morpeth (SS Mary and James) Churchyard

29-Mar

AC1

REZEZNIKIEWICZ, T ()  ; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Botha l, W5154 of No 4 AGS, which collided with W5137 of the same unit near Morpeth shortly after taking off.  He is buried in Morpeth (SS Mary and James) Churchyard

29-Mar

 

VAN WESTENBRUGGE, F ()  ; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Botha l, W5154 of No 4 AGS, which collided with W5137 of the same unit near Morpeth shortly after taking off.  He is buried in Morpeth (SS Mary and James) Churchyard

29-Mar

Flt Lt (Sqn Ldr)

ZARSKI, Stanislaw Zygmunt (P.1181)  ; age: 46

He was killed whilst flying in Botha l, W5154 of No 4 AGS, which collided with W5137 of the same unit near Morpeth shortly after taking off.  He is buried in Morpeth (SS Mary and James) Churchyard

29-Mar

Sgt

RYDER, PETER HENRY  (1293932)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort, AW277 of No 5 (C) OTU, which flew into Colin Mountain, Co Antrim at night.  He is buried in Abbots Langley (St Lawrence) Churchyard

29-Mar

Flt Sgt

STEVENS, THOMAS CHARLES  (9452)  RAAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort, AW277 of No 5 (C) OTU, which flew into Colin Mountain, Co Antrim at night.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

McKINLEY, WILLIAM ALEXANDER  (1080089)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort, AW277 of No 5 (C) OTU, which flew into Colin Mountain, Co Antrim at night.  He is buried in Strabane Cemetery

29-Mar

Sgt

STEPHENS, EDWARD FRANCIS HUNTER  (1312371)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort, AW277 of No 5 (C) OTU, which flew into Colin Mountain, Co Antrim at night.  He is buried in Wymering (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard

29-Mar

Sgt

WALSH, EDWARD  (1431602)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Bolingbroke, 9935 of No 5 BGS, which exploded during a forced landing following an engine fire in the air.  He is buried in Humboldt (St Augustine) Cemetery

29-Mar

Flt Sgt

DARLING, GORDON JOHNSTON  (R/114254)  RCAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, BS504 of No 1 OADU, which was lost on a transit flight from Gibraltar to North Africa.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

29-Mar

Fg Off

MARVEN, SIDNEY CHARLES  (45853)  RAF; age: 42

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 Tokyo area of Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery

29-Mar

Fg Off

OSTROWSKI, Wladyslaw (P.?)  PAF; age: 57

He was serving at the P.S.P. at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Rothesay Cemetery

29-Mar

LAC

LANE, LAWRENCE CHARLES ARTHUR  (1244896)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander III, T1580 of 1491 Flt of RAF Skeabrae, which killed when fell from the tail of the aircraft when it took off with him still on it at Skeabrae.  He is buried in Romford Cemetery

29-Mar

LAC

MURPHY, EDWARD JAMES  (1282659)  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 Hove.  He is buried in Hove New Cemetery

 

31-Mar

Sgt

SPICE, ALEXANDER FREDERICK  (1285559)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 37 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

31-Mar

Flt Lt

COCHRANE, ARTHUR CHARLES DFC (42195)  RAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, HW619 of No 87 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol at night off the Algerian coast.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

31-Mar

Sgt

BRADBURY, CHARLES EVERITT  (1062441)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W6063 of No 95 Sqn, which flew into the sea during an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

31-Mar

Sgt

COOKE, WILLIAM EDMUND STUART  (551113)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W6063 of No 95 Sqn, which flew into the sea during an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

31-Mar

Sgt

GRAHAM, GEORGE WILLIAM  (808325)  RAF; age: 31

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W6063 of No 95 Sqn, which flew into the sea during an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

31-Mar

Sgt

HANNAFORD, LOUIS REGINALD  (1500952)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W6063 of No 95 Sqn, which flew into the sea during an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

31-Mar

Fg Off

LOVETT, STAFFORD WILLIAM  (65570)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W6063 of No 95 Sqn, which flew into the sea during an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

31-Mar

Sgt

MOODY, FRANK  (575957)  RAF; age: 20

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W6063 of No 95 Sqn, which flew into the sea during an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

31-Mar

Plt Off

DEAN, WILLIAM HUGH FERRIER  (402857)  RNZAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BG994 of No 135 Sqn, which failed to return from an interception and was found crashed on the Maya Peninsula, three days later.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

31-Mar

Sgt

EDGE, ROY WILLIAM  (1312872)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, HW273 of No 135 Sqn, which failed to return from an interception.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

31-Mar

Fg Off

JONES, EWART RICHARD  (128862)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Tomahawk IIB, AK140 of No 231 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Ballyhalbert.  He is buried in Coleford Cemetery

31-Mar

Fg Off

HUME, MAURICE WILLIAM  (130924)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER833 of No 243 Sqn, which was shot whilst on a practice flight by a Bf 109.  He is buried in Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery

31-Mar

Fg Off

KIERSKI, Kazimierz Maksymilian (P.1951)  PAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AR431  of No 317 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Finningley whilst low flying.  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery

31-Mar

LAC

DRURY, GEORGE IVAN  (1265610)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 601 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

31-Mar

Fg Off

DEGARIS, ALFRED KEITH  (416835)  RAAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in DH86B, AX844 of No 782 Sqn, which spun into the ground shortly after taking off from Donibristle in gusty conditions.  He is buried in Dunfermline (Douglas Bank) Cemetery

31-Mar

Fg Off

SHROFF, OWEN MORTIMER  (416645)  RNZAF; age: 35

He was killed whilst flying in DH86B, AX844 of No 782 Sqn, which spun into the ground shortly after taking off from Donibristle in gusty conditions.  He is buried in Dunfermline (Douglas Bank) Cemetery

31-Mar

Plt Off

SMITH, MAURICE VICTOR  (422327)  RNZAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in DH86B, AX844 of No 782 Sqn, which spun into the ground shortly after taking off from Donibristle in gusty conditions.  He is buried in Dunfermline (Douglas Bank) Cemetery

31-Mar

WO

MURZYNOWSKI, Feliks (P.794081)  PAF; age: 42

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, EE795  of No 1 ADU, which collided with EE800 of the same unit near Habbaniya.  He is buried in near Kedkabiya in the Sudan

31-Mar

Sgt

TRAVIS, JACK  (1077299)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD412 'V' of No 10 OTU, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol south west of the Bishop's Rock.  He is buried in Camelford (Chapel Street) Methodist Chapelyard

31-Mar

Plt Off

CURRALL, HOWARD BRIAN  (130412)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD412 'V' of No 10 OTU, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol south west of the Bishop's Rock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Mar

Sgt

ELWELL, JOHN EDWIN  (1203925)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD412 'V' of No 10 OTU, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol south west of the Bishop's Rock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Mar

Sgt

MORROW, STANLEY SAMUEL  (1196256)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD412 'V' of No 10 OTU, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol south west of the Bishop's Rock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Mar

Flt Sgt

RUTHERFORD, STUART JOHN GASCOYNE  (927349)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD412 'V' of No 10 OTU, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol south west of the Bishop's Rock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Mar

Sgt

WALTON, JOHN CHRISTOPHER  (1320461)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD412 'V' of No 10 OTU, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol south west of the Bishop's Rock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Mar

Plt Off

HENDERSON, WILLIAM GORDON  (413766)  RAAF; age: 26

He was serving with No 11 PDRC and was killed whilst flying in DH86B, AX844, which spun into the ground shortly after taking off from Donibristle in gusty conditions.  He is buried in Dunfermline (Douglas Bank) Cemetery

31-Mar

Fg Off

PUDNEY, BRIAN HARWOOD  (416699)  RAAF; age: 28

He was serving with No 11 PDRC and was killed whilst flying in DH86B, AX844, which spun into the ground shortly after taking off from Donibristle in gusty conditions.  He is buried in Dunfermline (Douglas Bank) Cemetery

31-Mar

Plt Off

GUNTER, GEOFFREY IAN  (130530)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6099 of No 13 OTU, which flew into a mountain in Snowdonia during a navigation training flight.  He is buried in Llanbeblig Public Cemetery, Caernarfon

31-Mar

Fg Off

PERRY, EDWARD ALEXANDER  (416534)  RNZAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6099 of No 13 OTU, which flew into a mountain in Snowdonia during a navigation training flight.  He is buried in Llanbeblig Public Cemetery, Caernarfon

31-Mar

Sgt

APPLEGARTH, HENRY  (1334568)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6099 of No 13 OTU, which flew into a mountain in Snowdonia during a navigation training flight.  He is buried in Sutton Cemetery

31-Mar

Sgt

CUTHBERTSON, WILLIAM TAIT  (415310)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD628 of No 14 OTU, which collided with X9944 of the same unit and a hanger at Cottesmore and then burst into flames.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension

31-Mar

Sgt

ROBINSON, ERIC ARTHUR  (1330303)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD628 of No 14 OTU, which collided with X9944 of the same unit and a hanger at Cottesmore and then burst into flames.  He is buried in Runwell (St Mary) Churchyard

31-Mar

Sgt

FITZGERALD, LESLIE  (1375915)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DW914 of No 301 FTU, which flew into the ground at Dance Farm, Withington, Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

31-Mar

Sgt

WOOD, ROBERT WALKER  (R/106547)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DW914 of No 301 FTU, which flew into the ground at Dance Farm, Withington, Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Hull Eastern Cemetery

31-Mar

Sgt

BARTON, JOHN  (1434967)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DW914 of No 301 FTU, which flew into the ground at Dance Farm, Withington, Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Orrell (St James) Roman Catholic Churchyard

31-Mar

Sgt

McKENZIE, ALEXANDER CAMPBELL MCLEAN  (1378254)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DW914 of No 301 FTU, which flew into the ground at Dance Farm, Withington, Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Renfrew (Arkleston) Cemetery

31-Mar

Fg Off

HELME, JACK  (40388)  RNZAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, X6593 of No 39 SFTS, which collided with AS689 of the same unit during a formation flying practice.  He is buried in Swift Current (Mount Pleasant) Cemetery

31-Mar

LAC

HOWARD, JOHN ALFRED  (1545132)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, X6593 of No 39 SFTS, which collided with AS689 of the same unit during a formation flying practice.  He is buried in Swift Current (Mount Pleasant) Cemetery

31-Mar

Sgt

RUSSELL, WILLIAM WEIR  (1370146)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX450 of No 7 (C) OTU, which ditched off Portrush following an engine failure, he was rescued but died on board HMS Abelia.  He is buried in West Linton Cemetery

31-Mar

Fg Off

JACKSON, CLIFFORD  (128125)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX450 of No 7 (C) OTU, which ditched off Portrush following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Mar

Sgt

WARRINGTON, JOHN ARTHUR WOOD  (952513)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX450 of No 7 (C) OTU, which ditched off Portrush following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Mar

Cpl

SMART, OWEN FRANK  (534719)  RAF; age: 26

He had been serving at Kallang when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Singapore.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery

31-Mar

Cpl

SAVILL, LESLIE HERBERT  (1031482)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was serving with RAF Unit 7282 at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery

31-Mar

Cpl

ROGERS, PERCIVAL JOHN  (1202594)  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 Barnet.  He is buried in Sherborne Cemetery

31-Mar

LAC

McGAVIN, DAVID PURDON  (1556901)  RAFVR; age: 35

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 Hereford.  He is buried in New Kilpatrick (or Hillfoot) Cemetery

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