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Casualties - 18 - 20 April 1943


18-Apr

Fg Off

CHANCELLOR, ROBERT NEVIN  (411859)  RNZAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Mohawk IV, BS790 of No 5 Sqn, which flew into the ground whilst making a strafing run on enemy troops at Hpaukyichaung.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

18-Apr

Flt Sgt

MALCOLM, ROBERT HAYDON  (407718)  RAAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in was killed when he walked into a revolving propeller ar Feni. of No 11 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

18-Apr

Sgt

ASPDEN, JAMES HENRY  (531185)  RAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT725 NF-J of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Falaise after being hit by flak on a SOE operation.  He is buried in Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery.

18-Apr

Sgt

GADOMSKI, Stefan (P.781695)  PAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT725 NF-J of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Falaise after being hit by flak on a SOE operation.  He is buried in Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery.

18-Apr

Fg Off

GINTER, Tadeusz (P.1552)  PAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT725 NF-J of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Falaise after being hit by flak on a SOE operation.  He is buried in Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery.

18-Apr

Flt Lt

LAWRENCZUK, Bogdan Seweryn (P.0073)  PAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT725 NF-J of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Falaise after being hit by flak on a SOE operation.  He is buried in Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery.

18-Apr

Flt Sgt

MIRONOW, Jan Kazimierz (P.780600)  PAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT725 NF-J of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Falaise after being hit by flak on a SOE operation.  He is buried in Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery.

18-Apr

Sgt

ULASIUK, Franciszek (P.793098)  PAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT725 NF-J of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Falaise after being hit by flak on a SOE operation.  He is buried in Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery.

18-Apr

Plt Off

GAUDET, JOSEPH RAYMOND  (J/17020)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB115 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

18-Apr

WO II

HURLEY, CORNELIUS ROBERT DONOVAN  (R/54802)  RCAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB115 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

18-Apr

Fg Off

SWANSON, DOUGLAS MAY  (J/8153)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB115 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

18-Apr

Sqn Ldr

FOULIS, MICHAEL DFC and Bar (62271)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Wellington VIII, HX487 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-Apr

Flt Lt

FRASER, ROBERT IAN  (100635)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB115 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return  from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-Apr

Sgt

MILLER, BASIL WALTER  (656962)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Wellington VIII, LB115 or HX487 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return  from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-Apr

Sgt

MORTON, WILLIAM  (1073134)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Wellington VIII, LB115 or HX487 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return  from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-Apr

Sgt

PAGE, THOMAS HENRY  (1379993)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Wellington VIII, LB115 or HX487 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return  from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-Apr

Fg Off

PAIN, GEOFFREY WYNDHAM DFC (108150)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Wellington VIII, LB116 or HX487 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return  from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

18-Apr

Sgt

PENLINGTON, ALFRED  (1024856)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Wellington VIII, LB115 or HX487 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return  from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-Apr

Flt Sgt

SCOTT, WALKER  (627726)  RAF; age: 22

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Wellington VIII, LB115 or HX487 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return  from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-Apr

Fg Off

THOMPSON, LIONEL ERNEST  (117362)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Wellington VIII, LB115 or HX487 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return  from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-Apr

Flt Lt

HARLEY, DOUGLAS GLEN  (43548)  RAF; age: ?

He was possibly killed whilst flying either Mustang I, AM131 of No 268, which was shot down into the North Sea by Fw 190s.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Apr

Fg Off

WALLIS, ROGER GEORGE  (119823)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was probably killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD534 of No 296 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation.  He is buried in St Valery-en-Caux Franco-British Cemetery

18-Apr

Plt Off

HARKER, BLAIR MILLER  (J/16360)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, V8718 of No 409 Sqn, which was lost on a Night Ranger to Lisieux.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Apr

Sgt

WILLIAMS, VIVIAN IVOR  (1486633)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, V8718 of No 409 Sqn, which was lost on a Night Ranger to Lisieux.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Apr

Plt Off

NORTH, JONATHAN  (139423)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, EN571 of No 611 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s near Dunkirk.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Apr

Flt Sgt

REID, JOHN BERTRAM  (R/114641)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT125 of No 1 TTU, which collided with Wellington, LB237 over the Firth of Clyde.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Apr

Sgt

VEVERS, ERIC  (1149764)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT125 of No 1 TTU, which collided with Wellington, LB237 over the Firth of Clyde.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Apr

LAC

BRIGGS, ALBERT  (1104265)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was serving with No 15 WU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery

18-Apr

Sgt

CORDINGLEY, RONALD STOTT  (1147967)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EP172/Hurricane I, V6991 of No 165/55 OTU, which crashed in a forced landing on Newtonhill Beach, Aberdeenshire/ flew into high ground near Kirtlebridge in Dumfries.  He is buried in Leeds (Holbeck) Cemetery

18-Apr

Flt Sgt

CLYDE, ERIC ALSTON  (924233)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9448 of No 1659 HCU, which spun into the ground at Crockey Hill after two engines were shut down to simulate a double engine failure.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery

18-Apr

Sgt

GUNN, JOHN LEONARD  (927129)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9448 of No 1659 HCU, which spun into the ground at Crockey Hill after two engines were shut down to simulate a double engine failure.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery

18-Apr

Sqn Ldr

HILL, HOWARD STEPHENSON  (J/15522)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9448 of No 1659 HCU, which spun into the ground at Crockey Hill after two engines were shut down to simulate a double engine failure.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery

18-Apr

WO II

LOCKER, ROBERT LORNE  (R/70722)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9448 of No 1659 HCU, which spun into the ground at Crockey Hill after two engines were shut down to simulate a double engine failure.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery

18-Apr

Flt Sgt

MESSIER, HORACE DANIEL EUGENE  (R/108499)  RCAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9448 of No 1659 HCU, which spun into the ground at Crockey Hill after two engines were shut down to simulate a double engine failure.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery

18-Apr

Flt Sgt

PITT, ERNEST WILLIAM  (R/116161)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9448 of No 1659 HCU, which spun into the ground at Crockey Hill after two engines were shut down to simulate a double engine failure.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery

18-Apr

Sgt

BONHAM, FRANK OLIVER  (904699)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9448 of No 1659 HCU, which spun into the ground at Crockey Hill after two engines were shut down to simulate a double engine failure.  He is buried in Hartfordbridge Churchyard

18-Apr

Fg Off

DAVIES, BRIAN TRISTRAM  (125498)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9448 of No 1659 HCU, which spun into the ground at Crockey Hill after two engines were shut down to simulate a double engine failure.  He is buried in Weston-super-Mare Cemetery

18-Apr

LAC

DIMMER, DAVID MICHAEL  (647635)  RAF; age: ?

He was serving with No 2 FRD at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery

18-Apr

Fg Off

CIELINSKI, Stanislaw Tadeusz (P.0381)  PAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter Vl, X7887  of No 307, attached to No.3 Delivery Flight, which ditched in the Irish Sea off Bradda Head, Isle of Man.  He is buried in Pentyrch (St Cattwg) Churchyard

18-Apr

Sgt

BELL, KENNETH KIRBY  (1199792)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Anson, R9599 of No 31 GRS, which .  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial

18-Apr

Plt Off

HAMMENT, CLIFFORD JOHN  (151295)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Anson, R9599 of No 31 GRS, which .  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial

18-Apr

LAC

WILKES, ROBERT  (1486409)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Anson, R9599 of No 31 GRS, which .  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial

18-Apr

Plt Off

WISE, JOSEPH FRANCIS LOFTUS  (151301)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Anson, R9599? of No 31 GRS, which .  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial

18-Apr

Sgt

SMEDLEY, LEONARD EDWARD  (1208507)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving at Hurn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Apr

AC2

SANDERS, FRANCIS JOHN  (1663087)  RAFVR; age: 28

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 Barnstaple (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

18-Apr

Sgt

PHILPOTT, EDWARD MONTAGUE  (523909)  RAF; age: 28

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 Redruth.  He is buried in Morden Cemetery

19-Apr

Fg Off

GORDON-CROSBY, PETER MAXWELL  (126594)  RAF; age: 28

He was serving with No 2 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

Sgt

CROWLEY, DENNIS WILLIAM ARTHUR  (1295033)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA727 'Z of No 13 Sqn, which failed to return from an armed recce along the Tunisian coast in the early hours of the morning.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

19-Apr

Sgt

DAVIS, CHARLES KINGSLEY  (1263332)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA727 'Z of No 13 Sqn, which failed to return from an armed recce along the Tunisian coast in the early hours of the morning.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

19-Apr

Fg Off

SCRYMGEOUR, DAVID ROSS  (414687)  RNZAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA727 'Z of No 13 Sqn, which failed to return from an armed recce along the Tunisian coast in the early hours of the morning.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

19-Apr

LAC

McKUNE, JAMES GLEN  (1008695)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 21 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Tradeston, Glasgow.  He is buried in Glasgow (St Kentigern's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

19-Apr

Fg Off

ADAMS, ANDREW NICOL  (127929)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ117 of No 37 Sqn, which ditched off Gabes following an engine fire.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

19-Apr

Sgt

HARRIS, NORMAN  (949111)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ117 of No 37 Sqn, which ditched off Gabes following an engine fire.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

19-Apr

Sgt

HAYHURST, JAMES  (1233021)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ117 of No 37 Sqn, which ditched off Gabes following an engine fire.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

19-Apr

Sgt

McKEON, MICHAEL FINBAR  (1236515)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ146 of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on the landing ground at Soliman South.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

19-Apr

Flt Sgt

DAWSON, DONALD NORMAN  (405837)  RAAF; age: 21

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ248 'R' of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on the landing ground at Soliman South.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery.

19-Apr

Flt Sgt

McILROY, RONALD BRUCE  (413319)  RAAF; age: 20

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ248 'R' of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on the landing ground at Soliman South.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery.

19-Apr

Flt Sgt

SINCLAIR, WALTER SAMUEL  (415199)  RAAF; age: 20

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ248 'R' of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on the landing ground at Soliman South.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery.

19-Apr

Flt Sgt

TURNER, ANTHONY ST CLAIR  (411193)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ248 'R' of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on the landing ground at Soliman South.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery.

19-Apr

Sgt

ALLWRIGHT, ALAN GORDON  (1324019)  RAFVR; age: 18

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ146 of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on the landing ground at Soliman South.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

19-Apr

Flt Sgt

BAIN, LESLIE NEIL  (408232)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ146 of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on the landing ground at Soliman South.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

19-Apr

Sgt

SANDERSON, IAN WILLIAM  (1062060)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ146 of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on the landing ground at Soliman South.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

19-Apr

WO

WEBB, GORDON RUSSELL  (401176)  RAAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ146 of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on the landing ground at Soliman South.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

19-Apr

AC2

BRUMWELL, WILLIAM  (1292089)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was serving with No 140 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Reading.  He is buried in Loughton Burial Ground

19-Apr

Sgt

ELEY, ALBAN KENNETH  (1579640)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4849 GT-G of No 156 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the France coast on a raid to Spezia.  He is buried in Merville-Franceville-Plage Churchyard

19-Apr

Sgt

COOPER, GODFREY STORIAN  (1313990)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4849 GT-G of No 156 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the France coast on a raid to Spezia.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

Sgt

COULSON, KENNETH  (1496446)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4849 GT-G of No 156 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the France coast on a raid to Spezia.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

Sgt

EDWARDS, DAVID ROY  (1198784)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4849 GT-G of No 156 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the France coast on a raid to Spezia.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

Sgt

HARRISON, RONALD  (1210696)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4849 GT-G of No 156 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the France coast on a raid to Spezia.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

Flt Sgt

ROBINSON, NEIL OWEN  (R/50471)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4849 GT-G of No 156 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the France coast on a raid to Spezia.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

Sgt

VAULKHARD, JAMES JARDINE  (1485877)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4849 GT-G of No 156 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the France coast on a raid to Spezia.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

Fg Off

JAKUBOWSKI, Jan (P.0498)  PAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V6544  of No 318 Sqn, which crashed on an overshoot at Detling.  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery

19-Apr

LAC

JANES, Jeffrey William (1473093)  PAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst serving with No 318 Sqn, when Hurricane I, V6544  crashed on an overshoot at Detling.  He is buried in Prestwood (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

19-Apr

LAC

HOGARTH, ROBERT  (1300119)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst serving with No 318 Sqn, when Hurricane I, V6544  crashed on an overshoot at Detling.  He is buried in Sheffield (Shiregreen) Cemetery

19-Apr

Fg Off

BRUCE, DOUGLAS EARL  (J/7005)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER345 of No 417 Sqn, which failed to return from an escort mission to Kittyhawk fighter bombers.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

19-Apr

Fg Off

JACKSON, GEORGE FREDERICK RADCLIFFE  (J/13098)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AP181 of No 430 Sqn, which collided with Spitfire, AR430 of No 602 Sqn near Odiham whilst attempting to land.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

19-Apr

Fg Off

WILLIAMS, KEITH DOUGLAS  (106037)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER873 of No 601 Sqn, which was probably shot down by Bf 109s off Tunisia.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

19-Apr

Fg Off

WILLIS, FREDERIC GRANT  (J/7324)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AR430 of No 602 Sqn, which collided with Mustang, AP181 of No 430 Sqn near Crondall in Hampshire.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

19-Apr

Fg Off

ELLIOTT, HARRY BERTRAM  (J/14678)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF743 LT-L of No 22 OTU, which flew into the ground on emerging from cloud at Withington in Gloucestershire during a cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Cirencester Cemetery

19-Apr

WO II

LIGHTHEART, ALVIN ERNEST  (R/180436)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF743 LT-L of No 22 OTU, which flew into the ground on emerging from cloud at Withington in Gloucestershire during a cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Cirencester Cemetery

19-Apr

Flt Sgt

MUNRO, JOHN OSWALD  (R/125923)  RCAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF743 LT-L of No 22 OTU, which flew into the ground on emerging from cloud at Withington in Gloucestershire during a cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Cirencester Cemetery

19-Apr

Sgt

SCOTT, WILLIAM CHARLES  (R/144237)  RCAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF743 LT-L of No 22 OTU, which flew into the ground on emerging from cloud at Withington in Gloucestershire during a cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Cirencester Cemetery

19-Apr

Sgt

CHAMBERS, ARTHUR ALFRED  (1578098)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF743 LT-L of No 22 OTU, which flew into the ground on emerging from cloud at Withington in Gloucestershire during a cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Northampton (Towcester Road) Cemetery

19-Apr

Fg Off

HOWARD-BANGS, JEFFREY  (49980)  RAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM773 of No 31 OTU, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol 1RAAF (Burns) and 1 RCAF (Gillis) also killed.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial

19-Apr

Sgt

LONGSTAFF, ARNOLD  (645930)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM773 of No 31 OTU, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol 1RAAF and 1 RCAF also killed.  He is buried in Middleton Holy Trinity Old Cemetery

19-Apr

Sgt

SINDELAR, VACLAV  (787472)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P7352 of No 57 OTU, which broke up near Alnwick as it recovered from a dive from 23,000ft, possibly due to oxygen starvation.  He is buried in Chevington Cemetery

19-Apr

Sgt

HOWARTH, KENNETH  (1126460)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9199 of the Air Landing School, which flew into the ground on the ranges at Peshawar.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

19-Apr

Flt Sgt

McCLUNEY, DAVID ALEXANDER  (1065764)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9199 of the Air Landing School, which flew into the ground on the ranges at Peshawar.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

19-Apr

Flt Sgt

WHORLOW, WALTER PERCY  (908498)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9199 of the Air Landing School, which flew into the ground on the ranges at Peshawar.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

19-Apr

Sgt

BROCKINGTON, CHARLES BENJAMIN  (1324042)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, HW880 of the Practice Flt, Setif, which spun into the ground near Setif.  He is buried in La Reunion War Cemetery

19-Apr

Cpl

SMITH, EDWARD  (1077025)  RAFVR; age: 39

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Knaresborough.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

19-Apr

Cpl

FREDRICKS, LEO CARLTON  (919471)  RAFVR; age: 41

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 Provan, Glasgow.  He is buried in Worle (St Martin) Churchyard

19-Apr

LAC

TARBATH, GEOFFREY WILLIAM  (1621517)  RAFVR; age: 28

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 Exeter Cemetery

19-Apr

Sgt

McKEON, MICHAEL FINBAR  (1236515)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ146 of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on the landing ground at Soliman South.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20-Apr

WO II

BATES, WILLIAM DAVID  (R/88389)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT628 MH-B of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Stettin.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

20-Apr

Sgt

BRETT, BRUCE THOMAS  (1312833)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT628 MH-B of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Plt Off

GLOVER, RONALD HAIGH  (49935)  RAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT628 MH-B of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

LYSTER, ROLAND FELIX  (1090703)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT628 MH-B of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

MARTIN, DERYK BRAMLEY  (1393417)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT628 MH-B of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

SHORTLAND, PETER  (1123560)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT628 MH-B of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

VANDY, CLIFFORD  (1316342)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT628 MH-B of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

WARING, JOHN CYRIL  (635944)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT628 MH-B of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

BRITTON, ARTHUR JAMES  (1333706)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED770 of No 57 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Stettin.  He is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

20-Apr

Sgt

BRYANT, JAMES  (530868)  RAF; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED770 of No 57 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Stettin.  He is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

20-Apr

Sgt

COOPER, GEORGE  (1492388)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED770 of No 57 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Stettin.  He is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

20-Apr

Flt Lt

JENKS, IAN SHIRLEY  (88871)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED770 of No 57 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Stettin.  He is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

20-Apr

Flt Sgt

McDOWELL, THOMAS ALEXANDER  (R/116194)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED770 of No 57 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Stettin.  He is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

20-Apr

Sgt

SMITHDALE, ALAN  (1293011)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED770 of No 57 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Stettin.  He is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

20-Apr

Sgt

TURVEY, LEONARD  (656192)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED770 of No 57 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Stettin.  He is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

20-Apr

Fg Off

COLLINS, ROY FREDERICK  (J/21614)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4254 of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

EMERSON, RICHARD VINCENT  (574341)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4254 of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

FAZAKERLEY, HORACE CYRIL  (1083876)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4254 of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

NORRIS, KEITH  (1149026)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4254 of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

O'LOUCHLIN, DENNIS  (1352708)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4254 of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Fg Off

TATE, FRANCIS RICHARD HARRY  (130434)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4254 of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

WHITCOMBE, KEITH ROBERT ARTHUR  (1601565)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4254 of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

WALKER, CLIFFORD  (1320280)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED557 HW-Y of No 100 Sqn, which came down in the Baltic Sea during a raid on Stettin.  He is buried in Copenhagen (Bispebjerg) Cemetery

20-Apr

Sgt

COOPER, BERNARD WILLIAM DAVID  (1377124)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED557 HW-Y of No 100 Sqn, which came down in the Baltic Sea during a raid on Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Fg Off

HERRING, GUY BAMFORD  (411783)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED557 HW-Y of No 100 Sqn, which came down in the Baltic Sea during a raid on Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

HODGES, ALFRED MALCOLM  (1339519)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED557 HW-Y of No 100 Sqn, which came down in the Baltic Sea during a raid on Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

HOUSTON, SAMUEL JAMES  (1531156)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED557 HW-Y of No 100 Sqn, which came down in the Baltic Sea during a raid on Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Flt Lt

JONES, WILLIAM ARTHUR  (124510)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED557 HW-Y of No 100 Sqn, which came down in the Baltic Sea during a raid on Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

LING, DONALD ROBERT  (1171532)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED557 HW-Y of No 100 Sqn, which came down in the Baltic Sea during a raid on Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Flt Lt

McNAREY, DAVID IAN  (405299)  RNZAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK698 OJ-O of No 149 Sqn, which was lost over the sea on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Lemvig Cemetery

20-Apr

Plt Off

BOOTH, ERNEST  (139949)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK698 OJ-O of No 149 Sqn, which was lost over the sea on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Flt Lt

ELLIS, GEORGE IVAN  (414269)  RNZAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK698 OJ-O of No 149 Sqn, which was lost over the sea on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

GINN, EDWIN ROBERT  (1291765)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK698 OJ-O of No 149 Sqn, which was lost over the sea on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Plt Off

HOLLOWAY, IAN ALLISON MERVYN  (147192)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK698 OJ-O of No 149 Sqn, which was lost over the sea on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

KELLY, FRED LESLIE CECIL  (573042)  RAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK698 OJ-O of No 149 Sqn, which was lost over the sea on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

MILLS, PETER BANISTER  (1385980)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK698 OJ-O of No 149 Sqn, which was lost over the sea on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

SHEPPARD, FREDERICK  (1322316)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK698 OJ-O of No 149 Sqn, which was lost over the sea on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Fg Off

SPARROW, DAVID ALASTAIR  (126770)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ755 of No 151 Sqn, which was lost on a Night Ranger.  He is buried in Onstwedde General Cemetery

20-Apr

Fg Off

BROWN, VICTOR GORDON  (50223)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ755 of No 151 Sqn, which was lost on a Night Ranger.  He is buried in Onstwedde General Cemetery

20-Apr

Flt Sgt

SANDELL, RONALD OAKLEY  (411608)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ES170 of No 154 Sqn, which he abandoned the aircraft when it caught fire in the air but his parachute became entangled in the wing and he was dragged to his death.  He is buried in Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery

20-Apr

Flt Sgt

SIMPSON, JAMES ALEXANDER  (946014)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Mohawk IV, BK879 of No 155 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-Apr

Plt Off

FREEMAN, HUBERT THOMAS  (404240)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Mohawk, ? of No 155 Sqn, which was seen to fall out of formation with a smoking engine during a scramble against Japanese aircraft.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

20-Apr

Flt Lt

DONALDSON, DAVID JAMES  (43934)  RAF; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR722 NP-C of No 158 Sqn, which crashed onto a beach in Denmark after being hit by flak on its return from a raid on Stettin.  He is buried in Svino Churchyard

20-Apr

Sgt

BANKS, DAVID FRANK RAWLINSON  (1338445)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR722 NP-C of No 158 Sqn, which crashed onto a beach in Denmark after being hit by flak on its return from a raid on Stettin.  He is buried in Svino Churchyard

20-Apr

Sgt

COLE, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1382074)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR722 NP-C of No 158 Sqn, which crashed onto a beach in Denmark after being hit by flak on its return from a raid on Stettin.  He is buried in Svino Churchyard

20-Apr

Sgt

FITZGERALD, MICHAEL JOSEPH  (922593)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR722 NP-C of No 158 Sqn, which crashed onto a beach in Denmark after being hit by flak on its return from a raid on Stettin.  He is buried in Svino Churchyard

20-Apr

Sgt

LAY, HENRY FREDERICK DANIEL  (987264)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR722 NP-C of No 158 Sqn, which crashed onto a beach in Denmark after being hit by flak on its return from a raid on Stettin.  He is buried in Svino Churchyard

20-Apr

Flt Lt

PARSONS, WILFRED JOHN  (120073)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR722 NP-C of No 158 Sqn, which crashed onto a beach in Denmark after being hit by flak on its return from a raid on Stettin.  He is buried in Svino Churchyard

20-Apr

Sgt

WHYATT, LEONARD  (541136)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR722 NP-C of No 158 Sqn, which crashed onto a beach in Denmark after being hit by flak on its return from a raid on Stettin.  He is buried in Svino Churchyard

20-Apr

Plt Off

WILLIS, GEORGE HAROLD  (124109)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR722 NP-C of No 158 Sqn, which crashed onto a beach in Denmark after being hit by flak on its return from a raid on Stettin.  He is buried in Svino Churchyard

20-Apr

Fg Off

DORSETT, RONALD ARTHUR  (128126)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR722 NP-C of No 158 Sqn, which crashed onto a beach in Denmark after being hit by flak on its return from a raid on Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Flt Sgt

WATERS, ELVET  (929630)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK596 HA-B of No 218 Sqn, which came down at Stralsund on the island of Rugen on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

FAIRHURST, NORMAN LOUIS  (1498587)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK596 HA-B of No 218 Sqn, which came down at Stralsund on the island of Rugen on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

FAULCONBRIDGE, KENNETH RICHARD  (1391293)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK596 HA-B of No 218 Sqn, which came down at Stralsund on the island of Rugen on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

JOPLING, THOMAS  (657303)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK596 HA-B of No 218 Sqn, which came down at Stralsund on the island of Rugen on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Flt Sgt

WARNES, JACK  (1288529)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK596 HA-B of No 218 Sqn, which came down at Stralsund on the island of Rugen on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

EVANS, KENNETH  (1321850)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ694 of No 410 Sqn, which failed to return from a Night Ranger over Holland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

WO II

REDDIE, WILLIAM JAMES  (R/91868)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ694 of No 410 Sqn, which failed to return from a Night Ranger over Holland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

BOLAND, THOMAS  (1558122)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4325 UV-O of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

COUSINS, ARTHUR JAMES  (1430231)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4325 UV-O of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

DIXON, HERBERT EDWIN  (1810602)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4325 UV-O of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Flt Sgt

HOGBEN, REGINALD STANLEY  (416574)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4325 UV-O of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Flt Sgt

McGLINCHY, FRANCIS  (412633)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4325 UV-O of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

POMFRET, JOHN  (966164)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4325 UV-O of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

SMITH, REGINALD ERNEST  (1293036)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4325 UV-O of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Flt Sgt

MACKENZIE, PETER MURCHISON  (411469)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4956 UV-J of No 460 Sqn, which probably came down in the Baltic Sea during a raid on Stettin.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

20-Apr

Sgt

CHAPMAN, RUSSELL JESSE  (1522573)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4956 UV-J of No 460 Sqn, which probably came down in the Baltic Sea during a raid on Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Fg Off

DOLLAR, RALPH EDMUND  (416552)  RAAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4956 UV-J of No 460 Sqn, which probably came down in the Baltic Sea during a raid on Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Flt Sgt

KING, ROBERT SAMUEL  (409146)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4956 UV-J of No 460 Sqn, which probably came down in the Baltic Sea during a raid on Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Flt Sgt

PRIDGEON, WALTER FRANK  (409221)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4956 UV-J of No 460 Sqn, which probably came down in the Baltic Sea during a raid on Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

SOLLY, FREDERICK ALBERT  (1384232)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4956 UV-J of No 460 Sqn, which probably came down in the Baltic Sea during a raid on Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Sgt

WILLIS, CHARLES ALBERT  (1394695)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4956 UV-J of No 460 Sqn, which probably came down in the Baltic Sea during a raid on Stettin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

Cpl

ATKINSON, GEORGE THOMAS  (1112942)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB325 of No 462 Sqn, which when an explosion occurred whilst this aircraft was being bombed up for an operation at Gardabia Main airfield.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

20-Apr

LAC

BOAN, THOMAS  (1551256)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB325 of No 462 Sqn, which when an explosion occurred whilst this aircraft was being bombed up for an operation at Gardabia Main airfield.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

20-Apr

AC1

COURTNEY, VICTOR  (1557703)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB325 of No 462 Sqn, which when an explosion occurred whilst this aircraft was being bombed up for an operation at Gardabia Main airfield.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

20-Apr

LAC

DYNE, HENRY  (1204592)  RAFVR; age: 38

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB325 of No 462 Sqn, which when an explosion occurred whilst this aircraft was being bombed up for an operation at Gardabia Main airfield.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

20-Apr

LAC

GROVE, CYRIL  (1140019)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB325 of No 462 Sqn, which when an explosion occurred whilst this aircraft was being bombed up for an operation at Gardabia Main airfield.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

20-Apr

LAC

LISTER, EDWIN ROLAND  (577769)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB325 of No 462 Sqn, which when an explosion occurred whilst this aircraft was being bombed up for an operation at Gardabia Main airfield.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

20-Apr

Sgt

MASON, WILLIAM HENRY  (525479)  RAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB325 of No 462 Sqn, which when an explosion occurred whilst this aircraft was being bombed up for an operation at Gardabia Main airfield.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

20-Apr

LAC

MERRICKS, TRUMAN JOSEPH  (1299118)  RAFVR; age: 18

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB325 of No 462 Sqn, which when an explosion occurred whilst this aircraft was being bombed up for an operation at Gardabia Main airfield.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

20-Apr

LAC

SCOTT, JOHN  (994763)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB325 of No 462 Sqn, which when an explosion occurred whilst this aircraft was being bombed up for an operation at Gardabia Main airfield.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

20-Apr

LAC

SPRY, PETER THOMAS ROBERT  (1279389)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB325 of No 462 Sqn, which when an explosion occurred whilst this aircraft was being bombed up for an operation at Gardabia Main airfield.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

20-Apr

LAC

THOMPSON, ROBERT GRAY  (1551979)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB325 of No 462 Sqn, which when an explosion occurred whilst this aircraft was being bombed up for an operation at Gardabia Main airfield.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

20-Apr

LAC

WATTS, JOSEPH ROY  (1352287)  RAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB325 of No 462 Sqn, which when an explosion occurred whilst this aircraft was being bombed up for an operation at Gardabia Main airfield.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

20-Apr

Fg Off

RICHARDS, AUSTIN OLIVER GEORGE  (30005)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P4989 of No 10 OTU, which stalled and crashed near Chipping Sodbury during a night cross-country exercise, possibly due to an iced up pitot tube.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

20-Apr

Flt Lt

REDMAN, JOHN  (41952)  RAFVR; age: ?

He had been serving with No 224 Grp when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp near the Irrawaddy river in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-Apr

LAC

FLEMING, JAMES  (1764015)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving in the UK and died in hospital from a blood clot on his lungs after surgery.  He had been injured in a road accident on 4 April whilst in the back of a lorry.  He is buried in Atherton Cemetery.

20-Apr

AC2

HAMME, JOHN  (1891709)  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 Buckrose.  He is buried in Willesden Jewish Cemetery

20-Apr

AC2

BIRCH, ALBERT HENRY  (1245406)  RAFVR; age: 37

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 Northumberland N 1st.  He is buried in East London Cemetery, Plaistow

20-Apr

AC1

BURSTON, HENRY ARTHUR  (1089757)  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 Staines.  He is buried in Suckley (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

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