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Casualties - 1 - 3 May 1943


01-May

Sgt

EMMS, ARTHUR EDWARD  (1576201)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9263 MG-D of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Bocholt.  He is buried in Dantumadeel (Damwoude) Protestant Churchyard

01-May

Plt Off

HALLDING, ERNEST CLAUDE  (J/17288)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9263 MG-D of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Bocholt.  He is buried in Dantumadeel (Damwoude) Protestant Churchyard

01-May

WO II

NUTIK, LOUIS  (R/94118)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9263 MG-D of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Bocholt.  He is buried in Dantumadeel (Damwoude) Protestant Churchyard

01-May

Sgt

PEACHEY, NORMAN ARTHUR  (122120)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9263 MG-D of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Bocholt.  He is buried in Dantumadeel (Damwoude) Protestant Churchyard

01-May

Flt Sgt

SOBEL, HAROLD  (R/133756)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9263 MG-D of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Bocholt.  He is buried in Dantumadeel (Damwoude) Protestant Churchyard

01-May

Plt Off

WRAGGE, GEOFFREY  (139947)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9263 MG-D of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Bocholt.  He is buried in Dantumadeel (Damwoude) Protestant Churchyard

01-May

Sgt

BARBER, DENNIS ROBERT  (1354869)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED838 WS-R of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without  trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Sgt

BAYLISS, JACK  (1300620)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED838 WS-R of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without  trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Sgt

BEARD, ALVERY  (1535181)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED838 WS-R of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without  trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Sgt

COLLINS, CECIL HOWARD  (1200432)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED838 WS-R of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without  trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Sgt

DOOLITTLE, EDWARD FRANCIS  (1505512)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED838 WS-R of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without  trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Sgt

KNAPMAN, REGINALD ARTHUR  (1312487)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED838 WS-R of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without  trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Plt Off

NUNEZ, GEORGE ALBERT  (146436)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED838 WS-R of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without  trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Sgt

GILL, LEONARD  (1351297)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4925 PH-N of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Winterswijk Cemetery

01-May

Flt Sgt

GILLAN, FRANK BRUCE  (409042)  RAAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4925 PH-N of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Winterswijk Cemetery

01-May

Flt Sgt

HALL, KENNETH  (635059)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4925 PH-N of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Winterswijk Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

HARRIS, JACK SIDNEY  (1312247)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4925 PH-N of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Winterswijk Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

MARTIN, RONALD  (1010657)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4925 PH-N of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Winterswijk Cemetery

01-May

Flt Lt

POTTS, JAMES WALLACE  (123653)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4925 PH-N of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Winterswijk Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

WOODLAND, WILLIAM  (1318406)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4925 PH-N of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Winterswijk Cemetery

01-May

Flt Sgt

SHELDON, DEREK  (745491)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4925 PH-N of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Sgt

BROWNE, JOHN BONSER  (1336517)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED783 KM-F of No 44 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Dalfsen General Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

ELLIS, HERBERT CHARLES  (1270431)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED783 KM-F of No 44 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Dalfsen General Cemetery

01-May

Plt Off

ELLIS, LESLIE JAMES  (145792)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED783 KM-F of No 44 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Dalfsen General Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

LE PAGE, REX LAKE  (577884)  RAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED783 KM-F of No 44 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Dalfsen General Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

McCLELLAN, STANLEY STUART  (1384317)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED783 KM-F of No 44 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Dalfsen General Cemetery

01-May

Fg Off

ROLLINGS, WILLIAM ARNOLD  (J/21818)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED783 KM-F of No 44 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Dalfsen General Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

WILLIAMS, ROBERT  (974495)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED783 KM-F of No 44 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Dalfsen General Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

BRIGGS, HORACE ALFRED  (1577617)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR733 of No 51 Sqn, which came down at Huden during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-May

WO II

HEWITT, WILLIAM ROBERT  (R/78896)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR733 of No 51 Sqn, which came down at Huden during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

LONGLEY, CHARLES HENRY  (1283056)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR733 of No 51 Sqn, which came down at Huden during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-May

Flt Sgt

SPENCER, HUGH PHAIR  (R/100196)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR733 of No 51 Sqn, which came down at Huden during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-May

Flt Sgt

WILSON, DENNIS RAYMOND  (1316141)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR733 of No 51 Sqn, which came down at Huden during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

ANSELL, ALBERT VICTOR  (1390280)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED706 of No 57 Sqn, which came down in the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Sgt

GLOTHAM, WILLIAM JOHN  (957981)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED706 of No 57 Sqn, which came down in the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Sgt

GRACE, MICHAEL JAMES  (1335182)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED706 of No 57 Sqn, which came down in the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Sgt

HODGSON, JOSEPH  (1130071)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED706 of No 57 Sqn, which came down in the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Sgt

MANSLEY, JOHN KENNETH  (1068163)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED706 of No 57 Sqn, which came down in the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Sgt

NUGENT, WILLIAM  (1523977)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED706 of No 57 Sqn, which came down in the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Sgt

TODD, CYRIL DOUGLAS  (1579135)  RAFVR; age: 18

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED706 of No 57 Sqn, which came down in the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Flt Lt

BITMEAD, EDWARD WILLIAM  (76001)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, EE629 of No 65 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Land's End following an engine fialure during a patrol, he attempted to bail out but the canopy jammed trpping him inside.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Fg Off

STANDEN, ALAN BRIDGE  (121775)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HF678 of No 70 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Misurata during a bombing practice.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

01-May

Flt Sgt

GRISENTHWAITE, ERIC  (1138822)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HF678 of No 70 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Misurata during a bombing practice.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

ROLFE, DENNIS JOHN  (1335243)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HF678 of No 70 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Misurata during a bombing practice.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

01-May

LAC

ROBB, JOHN SCOTT  (1325940)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HF678 of No 70 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Misurata during a bombing practice.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

CHANDLER, FREDERICK JOHN  (1032376)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK171 MP-J of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Gescher during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

HAWLEY, ALBERT  (814218)  AuxAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK171 MP-J of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Gescher during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-May

Flt Sgt

THOMAS, BRUCE WAINWRIGHT  (416466)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK171 MP-J of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Gescher during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

WOOD, EDWIN HALL  (1311885)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK171 MP-J of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Gescher during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

CAMBURN, ALEC REGINALD  (1092905)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB783 KN-N of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

HAWKINS, RONALD ERIC  (1314531)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB783 KN-N of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

HENDRY, JOHN KEVIN  (1478299)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB783 KN-N of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

JARDINE, THOMAS TRAVERSE  (1691928)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB783 KN-N of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

DUBETZ, LAWRENCE  (R/76935)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB783 KN-N of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

CRAWFORD, IAN DOUGLAS  (634710)  RAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB803 KN-G of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Muiden General Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

HANNAM, LEON  (1383305)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB803 KN-G of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Muiden General Cemetery

01-May

Fg Off

PARSONS, ARTHUR EDWARD  (J/11636)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB803 KN-G of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Muiden General Cemetery

01-May

Flt Sgt

SCARFF, THOMAS DEUEL  (R/95040)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB803 KN-G of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Muiden General Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

SHEPHERD, RAYMOND  (929961)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB803 KN-G of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Muiden General Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

WATSON, GORDON  (1383608)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB803 KN-G of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Muiden General Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

LOUTH, WILLIAM ROBERT  (1198324)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB803 KN-G of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Sgt

AMBLER, KENNETH  (1104327)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB846 KN-L of No 77 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-May

Sqn Ldr

BERTRAM, FREDERICK CLIFFORD  (43195)  RAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB846 KN-L of No 77 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

BOSTOCK, WILLIAM CHARLES  (1376911)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB846 KN-L of No 77 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

BROWNLEE, JOHN PETER HUGHES  (1289968)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB846 KN-L of No 77 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

HERBERT, CHARLES HENRY  (1220683)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB846 KN-L of No 77 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

OLDING, JACK DOUGLAS  (913181)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB846 KN-L of No 77 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

WARNE, CECIL WALLACE  (1090550)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB846 KN-L of No 77 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-May

Flt Sgt

RUDD, JAMES CHADD  (416288)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7929 EY-S of No 78 Sqn, which crashed whilst making an emergency landing at Docking after being hit by friendly AA fire on its return from Essen.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard

01-May

Sgt

OLDROYD, WILLIAM  (1124471)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7929 EY-S of No 78 Sqn, which crashed whilst making an emergency landing at Docking after being hit by friendly AA fire on its return from Essen.  He is buried in Hanging Heaton (St Paul) Churchyard

01-May

Sgt

WILSON, ERNEST JOHN  (546293)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7929 EY-S of No 78 Sqn, which crashed whilst making an emergency landing at Docking after being hit by friendly AA fire on its return from Essen.  He is buried in Kensal Green (St Mary's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

MASON, HERBERT  (1380052)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7929 EY-S of No 78 Sqn, which crashed whilst making an emergency landing at Docking after being hit by friendly AA fire on its return from Essen.  He is buried in Prees (St Chad) Churchyard

01-May

Sgt

PIKE, RONALD JAMES  (657492)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7929 EY-S of No 78 Sqn, which crashed whilst making an emergency landing at Docking after being hit by friendly AA fire on its return from Essen.  He is buried in Skewen (St John) Churchyard

01-May

Flt Sgt

INCHCOOMBE, PETER  (1290985)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER831 of No 92 Sqn, which was abandoned near Tunis following an engine failure, but he did not survive.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery.

01-May

Fg Off

THOMPSON, ONSLOW WALDO  (401791)  RNZAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DK338 GB-O of No 105 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Marham on a raid to Eindhoven.  He is buried in Marham Cemetery

01-May

Fg Off

HORNE, WALLACE JAMES  (133536)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DK338 GB-O of No 105 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Marham on a raid to Eindhoven.  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk

01-May

Sgt

ABEL, SYDNEY  (1335643)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED451 ZN-O of No 106 Sqn, which came down near Wulfen on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

ALDERSON, JOHN GORDON  (R/89283)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED451 ZN-O of No 106 Sqn, which came down near Wulfen on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

BARBER, ALFRED LIONEL  (1200694)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED451 ZN-O of No 106 Sqn, which came down near Wulfen on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

BROWN, DOUGLAS  (1004817)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED451 ZN-O of No 106 Sqn, which came down near Wulfen on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

HARROWER, CHARLES MALCOLM  (1377395)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED451 ZN-O of No 106 Sqn, which came down near Wulfen on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-May

Plt Off

NONO, VINCENT ANTHONY  (127018)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED451 ZN-O of No 106 Sqn, which came down near Wulfen on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-May

Plt Off

PLASKETT, STANLEY  (145328)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED451 ZN-O of No 106 Sqn, which came down near Wulfen on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-May

Flt Sgt

FOSTER, JOSEPH GEORGE WILLIAM  (1380014)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JL943 of No 143 Sqn, which was shot down off the Norwegian coast by Fw 190s.  He is buried in Sola Churchyard

01-May

Sgt

CURNUCK, BRINLEY IVOR  (1284841)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JL943 of No 143 Sqn, which was shot down off the Norwegian coast by Fw 190s.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Fg Off

COLEMAN, CHARLES  (130307)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, JL874 of No 235 Sqn, which was shot down by fighter off Stavanger during an offensive patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Flt Sgt

GORDON, IAN STANLEY  (408807)  RAAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, JL874 of No 235 Sqn, which was shot down by fighter off Stavanger during an offensive patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Flt Sgt

CROSSLEY, RONALD JOHN  (1254805)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter VI, JL827, Beaufighter X, JM209 or JM214 of No 254 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie off Norway, probably as the result of being shot down by enemy fighters.  He is buried in Haugesund (Rossebo) Var Frelsers Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

HIGHSTED, KENNETH JOHN  (1333977)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter VI, JL827, Beaufighter X, JM209 or JM214 of No 254 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie off Norway, probably as the result of being shot down by enemy fighters.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Flt Sgt

JONES, KENNETH DOUGLAS  (964242)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter VI, JL827, Beaufighter X, JM209 or JM214 of No 254 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie off Norway, probably as the result of being shot down by enemy fighters.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Sgt

MARSHALL, STANLEY SIDNEY  (1312553)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter VI, JL827, Beaufighter X, JM209 or JM214 of No 254 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie off Norway, probably as the result of being shot down by enemy fighters.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Sqn Ldr

PETT, ERIC GRAHAM DFC (42357)  RAF; age: 22

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter VI, JL827, Beaufighter X, JM209 or JM214 of No 254 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie off Norway, probably as the result of being shot down by enemy fighters.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Flt Sgt

POORE, FREDERICK  (1201734)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter VI, JL827, Beaufighter X, JM209 or JM214 of No 254 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie off Norway, probably as the result of being shot down by enemy fighters.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Fg Off

FLANNERY, SETH JAMES  (C/13460)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JM124 of No 404 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters and/or flak during an anti-shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Fg Off

WRIGHT, BRUCE JOHN  (J/11185)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JM124 of No 404 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters and/or flak during an anti-shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Flt Lt

ATKINSON, HERBERT PHILIPSON  (47360)  RAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT741 LQ-P of No 405 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery

01-May

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HARDY, WILLIAM ALBERT GEORGE  (J/10054)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT741 LQ-P of No 405 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery

01-May

Fg Off

OUTERBRIDGE, JAMES  (119810)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX522 'K' of No 458 Sqn, which was captured after ditching following an engine failure on 25 Mar 1943  He was shot whilst trying to escape during his transfer from Italy to Germany.  He is buried in Ravenna War Cemetery

01-May

Fg Off

CAPRON, RODERICK HALLILEY  (127066)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED745 of No 467 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Harderwijk General Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

EDWARDS, GEORGE HAROLD  (1078045)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED745 of No 467 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Harderwijk General Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

PEAT, THOMAS DUNLOP  (1559144)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED745 of No 467 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Harderwijk General Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

PROCTOR, JOHN ALSTON  (1520443)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED745 of No 467 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Harderwijk General Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

THORNTON, CLIVE RICHARD LEONARD  (577022)  RAF; age: 18

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG408 of No 1663 HCU, which crashed into the sea off Brest during a cross-country exercise which obviously went wrong.  He is buried in Barneville-sur-Mer Communal Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

DUNN, ALLAN JOHN  (1312809)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG408 of No 1663 HCU, which crashed into the sea off Brest during a cross-country exercise which obviously went wrong.  He is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

HINETT, HENRY  (1520789)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG408 of No 1663 HCU, which crashed into the sea off Brest during a cross-country exercise which obviously went wrong.  He is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

PELHAM, WILFRED JOHN  (1397020)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG408 of No 1663 HCU, which crashed into the sea off Brest during a cross-country exercise which obviously went wrong.  He is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

SUFFLING, DENNIS WILLIAM  (1388152)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG408 of No 1663 HCU, which crashed into the sea off Brest during a cross-country exercise which obviously went wrong.  He is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

WILLIAMSON, ERIC FORD  (815223)  RAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG408 of No 1663 HCU, which crashed into the sea off Brest during a cross-country exercise which obviously went wrong.  He is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery

01-May

Sgt

HUNTER, JOHN  (652116)  RAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG408 of No 1663 HCU, which crashed into the sea off Brest during a cross-country exercise which obviously went wrong.  He is buried in Siouville Churchyard

01-May

Sgt

BUTLIN, DENNIS CHARLES  (547514)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG408 of No 1663 HCU, which crashed into the sea off Brest during a cross-country exercise which obviously went wrong.  He is buried in St Helier War Cemetery, Howard-Davis Park, Jersey

01-May

Fg Off

SCOTT, PETER  (118508)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was serving with No 33 ANS and died on active service.  He is buried in Mount Hope (St Paul's Anglican) Cemetery

01-May

LAC

BAKER, ROBERT EDWARD  (1670402)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, AX407 of No 9 (O) AFU, which ditched in the Irish Sea during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-May

LAC

BUCKMAN, GERALD IVOR  (1471890)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, AX407 of No 9 (O) AFU, which ditched in the Irish Sea during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Sgt

DEERING, VERNON JOHN  (R/102121)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, AX407 of No 9 (O) AFU, which ditched in the Irish Sea during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Sgt

OUSEBY, WILLIAM JOHN  (1125881)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, AX407 of No 9 (O) AFU, which ditched in the Irish Sea during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

Flt Sgt

BAKER, JACK  (1354329)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was serving with No 143 Sqn and was killed by a gunshot wound to the head during an operational flight whilst flying in  Beaufighter VI, JL145 'W'.  He is buried in Blackburn Cemetery.

01-May

ACW2

YOUNG, GRACE MARGARET  (2014942)  WAAF; 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 Basingstoke.  She is buried in Gosport (Ann's Hill) Cemetery

01-May

Flt Sgt

JAMES, STANLEY PELHAM  (1338360)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, AX407 of No 9 (O) AFU, which ditched in the Irish Sea during a night navigation exercise.  His decapitated body was found lying on the beach at Silecroft Ranges on 28 May.  He is buried in Edgeware (St Margaret) Churchyard.

02-May

Fg Off

HENDERSON, JOHN ALAN  (102617)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, HV418 of No 146 Sqn, which was probably shot down by Ki-43s near Dhhazari.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

02-May

Sgt

EITZEN, F ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS471 'T' of No 331 Sqn, which was lost on a 12 Group Ramrod to Flushing.  

02-May

Fg Off

CROUCH, ROBERT GEOFFREY  (130507)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE692 of No 424 Sqn, which crashed into trees on an overshoot at Penrhos during a training flight.  He is buried in Chorleywood Road Cemetery

02-May

Sgt

DOVE, WILLIAM  (1219582)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE692 of No 424 Sqn, which crashed into trees on an overshoot at Penrhos during a training flight.  He is buried in Melbourne Cemetery

02-May

LAC

PIOTROFSKY, PAUL  (R/94997)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE692 of No 424 Sqn, which crashed into trees on an overshoot at Penrhos during a training flight.  He is buried in Pwllheli Borough Cemetery

02-May

Sgt

SIMPSON, WALDO O.  (1272597)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE692 of No 424 Sqn, which crashed into trees on an overshoot at Penrhos during a training flight.  He is buried in Pwllheli Borough Cemetery

02-May

WO

JAMES, BEVERLEY GALBRAITH  (406319)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, V8322 of No 603 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy patrol and is thought to have been shot down by enemy fighters.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

02-May

Fg Off

SCANTLEBURY, MERVYN FREDERICK  (120599)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, V8322 of No 603 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy patrol and is thought to have been shot down by enemy fighters.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

02-May

Sgt

COX, HORACE JAMES  (1333683)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8806 of No 11 OTU, which crashed near Stadhampton near Oxford during a night bombing practice.  He is buried in Carshalton (All Saints) Churchyard

02-May

Sgt

HARKER, THOMAS NATHANIEL  (1563753)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8806 of No 11 OTU, which crashed near Stadhampton near Oxford during a night bombing practice.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery

02-May

Sgt

RICHMOND, JOHN RODERICK  (658703)  RAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8806 of No 11 OTU, which crashed near Stadhampton near Oxford during a night bombing practice.  He is buried in Epsom Cemetery

02-May

Sgt

CHEETHAM, JAMES ARTHUR  (949236)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8806 of No 11 OTU, which crashed near Stadhampton near Oxford during a night bombing practice.  He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery

02-May

Sgt

CROUCH, LEONARD ROBERT  (1320612)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8806 of No 11 OTU, which crashed near Stadhampton near Oxford during a night bombing practice.  He is buried in South Ealing Cemetery

02-May

Sgt

SCOTT, ERIC DESMOND  (1272216)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8806 of No 11 OTU, which crashed near Stadhampton near Oxford during a night bombing practice.  He was buried inor creamted at Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery

02-May

Sgt

LAWLEY, PATRICK LOFTUS HUNTER  (569113)  RAF; age: 22

He had been serving with No 151 MU when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in the Hakadate area of Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery

02-May

Fg Off

LEWIS, JOHN CLIFFORD NORTH  (109536)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9362 of No 24 OTU, which ditched in the sea off Ardrossan during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Brampton (St Martin) Old Churchyard

02-May

Sgt

BEER, ERNEST JACK  (1600187)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9362 of No 24 OTU, which ditched in the sea off Ardrossan during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

02-May

Sgt

WATTS, DONALD ERNEST  (1250352)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9362 of No 24 OTU, which ditched in the sea off Ardrossan during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-May

Flt Sgt

SHEARMAN, DAVID JOHN  (411394)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AL169  of No 53 RSU, which failed to return from an authorised aerobatic practice flight.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

02-May

LAC

CROUCH, ALLAN VICTOR  (1218234)  RAFVR; age: 29

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

02-May

ACW2

MARSHALL, JANET WILSON  (458266)  WAAF; age: 21

He was serving in the UK and died in Ballochmyle Hospital, from bilateral pleural effusion.  She is buried in Kilbirnie Burial Ground.

02-May

LAC

WILLIAMS, THOMAS JOHN  (855234)  AuxAF; age: 45

He was serving with No 81 OTU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Whitchurch.  He is buried in Liverpool (West Derby) Cemetery.

03-May

Sgt

EAST, WALTER RAYMOND  (1330277)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XII, EN612 of No 41 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s on a shipping recce off the Somme Estuary.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-May

Sgt

VENTHAM, JACK ALLEN  (1390418)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT729 MH-R of No 51 Sqn, which crashed near Doncaster following an engine failure on a training flight.  He is buried in Camberwell New Cemetery

03-May

Sgt

LAUDER, FREDERICK JAMES  (1331489)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT729 MH-R of No 51 Sqn, which crashed near Doncaster following an engine failure on a training flight.  He is buried in Hayes (St Mary) Churchyard and Extension, Hayes and Harlington

03-May

Sgt

CORPS, ALFRED GEORGE SHELTON  (1017680)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT729 MH-R of No 51 Sqn, which crashed near Doncaster following an engine failure on a training flight.  He is buried in Kirk Hammerton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

03-May

Sgt

GREENHORN, WILLIAM  (1345865)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT729 MH-R of No 51 Sqn, which crashed near Doncaster following an engine failure on a training flight.  He is buried in Selby Cemetery

03-May

Sgt

SALAD, JOSEPH  (1130523)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT729 MH-R of No 51 Sqn, which crashed near Doncaster following an engine failure on a training flight.  He is buried in Selby Cemetery

03-May

Sgt

OWEN, NORMAN FREDERICK  (1269604)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT729 MH-R of No 51 Sqn, which crashed near Doncaster following an engine failure on a training flight.  He is buried in St Pancras Cemetery

03-May

Cpl

JONES, GORDON VICTOR  (942633)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT729 MH-R of No 51 Sqn, which crashed near Doncaster following an engine failure on a training flight.  He is buried in Wallasey (Rake Lane) Cemetery

03-May

AC1

KAVANAGH, HERBERT WALLACE  (1057474)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 60 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

03-May

Flt Sgt

SYMES, BASIL STANLEY  (1380676)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, HV984 of No 73 Sqn, which spun into the ground during a night approach to a training airfield at Zuara.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

03-May

AC1

OUTEN, WILLIAM THOMAS  (926814)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in the Hakadate area of Japan of No 79 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery

03-May

Fg Off

GAUNTLETT, HERBERT HORATIO  (118636)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ227 OM-K of No 107 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the sea off the Dutch coast during a raid on Ijmuiden.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery

03-May

Flt Sgt

BUTLER, RICHARD  (1112316)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ227 OM-K of No 107 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the sea off the Dutch coast during a raid on Ijmuiden.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

03-May

Flt Sgt

HARROP, FRANK SLEIGH  (655301)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ227 OM-K of No 107 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the sea off the Dutch coast during a raid on Ijmuiden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-May

AC1

BROUGH, JOHN EDWARD  (1445728)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 159 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

03-May

Fg Off

BETCHLEY, RICHARD KENDRICK  (130306)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X8064 of No 235 Sqn, which spun into the sea off Leuchars during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Sutton Cemetery

03-May

Sgt

GREENWOOD, WYNDHAM  (1525204)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X8064 of No 235 Sqn, which spun into the sea off Leuchars during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-May

Flt Lt

MUNRO, IAN MACKENZIE  (80359)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, EJ932 of No 266 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Exeter.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery

03-May

WO

KORBER, KAREL  (787699)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EN960 of No 310 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s on a shipping recce off Le Sept Isles.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-May

Fg Off

COSHALL, STANLEY  (46911)  RAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE684 EG-B of No 487 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst carrying out a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16 .  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery

03-May

Sgt

SPARKES, GEORGE HENRY  (1392394)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE684 EG-B of No 487 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst carrying out a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16 .  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery

03-May

Sgt

ADDISON, JOHN EDWARD  (1358415)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE713 EG-T of No 487 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst carrying out a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16 .  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery

03-May

Fg Off

PERYMAN, STANLEY BAILEY  (413469)  RNZAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE713 EG-T of No 487 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst carrying out a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16 .  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery

03-May

Sgt

SOUTHAM, GEORGE HENRY  (1284694)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE713 EG-T of No 487 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst carrying out a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16 .  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery

03-May

Fg Off

WILLIAMS, EDWARD TREVOR  (122828)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE713 EG-T of No 487 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst carrying out a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16 .  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery

03-May

Plt Off

BAYNTON, THOMAS JAMES  (39078)  RNZAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE716 EG-U of No 487 Sqn, which came down in a Polder whilst carrying out a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16.  He is buried in Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery

03-May

Flt Sgt

DAVIES, PETER HOWARD ROWE  (932083)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE716 EG-U of No 487 Sqn, which came down in a Polder whilst carrying out a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16.  He is buried in Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery

03-May

Flt Sgt

LAMACRAFT, HARRY CHARLES  (655914)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE716 EG-U of No 487 Sqn, which came down in a Polder whilst carrying out a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16.  He is buried in Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery

03-May

Sgt

PRICE, NORMAN ALBERT  (1579634)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE716 EG-U of No 487 Sqn, which came down in a Polder whilst carrying out a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16.  He is buried in Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery

03-May

Fg Off

McGOWAN, STUART  (414996)  RNZAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE780 EG-S of No 487 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst carrying out a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16 .  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery

03-May

Sgt

SMITH, CYRIL RICHARD  (415563)  RNZAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE780 EG-S of No 487 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst carrying out a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16 .  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery

03-May

Fg Off

THORNBER, ERNEST GARFIELD  (J/13792)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE780 EG-S of No 487 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst carrying out a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16 .  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery

03-May

WO II

TOOMBS, HARRY WALLACE  (R/103535)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE798 EG-D of No 487 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea whilst returning from a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

03-May

Sgt

DOWNS, ALBERT EDWARD  (1388558)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE798 EG-D of No 487 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea whilst returning from a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-May

Sgt

LOWE, JAMES WILLIAM  (657928)  RAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE798 EG-D of No 487 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea whilst returning from a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-May

Flt Sgt

LYNASS, JAMES CUNNINGHAM  (R/103922)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE798 EG-D of No 487 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea whilst returning from a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-May

Sgt

TATTAM, GEORGE THOMAS  (1467770)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura II, AE731 EG-O of No 487 Sqn, which crashed near Vijfhuizen in Holland whilst carrying out a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16 .  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery

03-May

Fg Off

RICHBELL, LEONARD EDMUND  (119220)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura II, AE956 EG-H of No 487 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea whilst returning from a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

03-May

Plt Off

COUTTS, ANDREW EDWARD  (412209)  RNZAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura II, AE956 EG-H of No 487 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea whilst returning from a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-May

Flt Sgt

GOODFELLOW, WILLIAM DESMOND LAURENCE  (41696)  RNZAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura II, AE956 EG-H of No 487 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea whilst returning from a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-May

Sgt

ROBINSON, DOUGLAS CORY  (1267632)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura II, AE956 EG-H of No 487 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea whilst returning from a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-May

Sgt

GIBSON, HUGH  (1138669)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura II, AJ200 EG-G of No 487 Sqn, which came down near Schipol during a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16.  He is buried in Haarlemmermeer (Hoofddorp) General Cemetery

03-May

Sgt

ROWLAND, DEREK LAWSON  (1323502)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura II, AJ200 EG-G of No 487 Sqn, which came down near Schipol during a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16.  He is buried in Haarlemmermeer (Hoofddorp) General Cemetery

03-May

Sgt

STEVENS, ALAN  (1024938)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura II, AJ200 EG-G of No 487 Sqn, which came down near Schipol during a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16.  He is buried in Haarlemmermeer (Hoofddorp) General Cemetery

03-May

Fg Off

THOMAS, ROY DUDLEY CLIFTON  (108829)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura II, AJ209 EG-V of No 487 Sqn, which broke up in the air and fell into a polder during a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery

03-May

Sgt

TRENERY, GEORGE WALTER  (1324586)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura II, AJ209 EG-V of No 487 Sqn, which broke up in the air and fell into a polder during a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery

03-May

Sgt

WARNER, TIMOTHY WILLIAM  (414363)  RNZAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura II, AJ478 EG-A of No 487 Sqn, which he was mortally wounded in a fighter attack during a raid against a power station in Amsterdam during Ramrod 16 and died in the dinghy after ditching in the North Sea.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

03-May

WO

MOSS, THOMAS JOHN  (521717)  RAF; age: 26

He was serving with No 540 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-May

Fg Off

SUTTON, GEORGE NEVIL  (125815)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was serving with No 540 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-May

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EYLES, JOHN HENRY BENJAMIN  (129407)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT117 of No 1 TTU, which dived into the Firth of Clyde during the approach to Turnberry at night.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-May

Sgt

PARRATT, LESLIE FREDERICK  (1289414)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT117 of No 1 TTU, which dived into the Firth of Clyde during the approach to Turnberry at night.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-May

Sgt

HARKER, MAURICE  (1477379)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD219 of No 24 OTU, which stalled and crashed near Marston Railweay Station whilst carrying out circuit practice at Long Marston.  He is buried in Thirsk Cemetery

03-May

Sgt

SMITH, RICHARD DUCKWORTH  (533536)  RAF; age: 24

He was serving with No 59 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Sfax War Cemetery

03-May

Sgt

SPIERS, HARRY JAMES  (1319678)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, EB405 'A' of No 81 OTU, which crashed into trees after trying to make two attempts at landing at Sleap on its return from a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Ash (Christ Church) Churchyard

03-May

Sgt

CADEL, WILLIAM ARTHUR  (1411702)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, EB405 'A' of No 81 OTU, which crashed into trees after trying to make two attempts at landing at Sleap on its return from a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Cardiff Western Cemetery

03-May

Sgt

SCOTT, JAMES WILLIAM  (1369058)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, EB405 'A' of No 81 OTU, which crashed into trees after trying to make two attempts at landing at Sleap on its return from a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Crieff Cemetery

03-May

Sgt

BROWN, JOHN JAMES  (1482424)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, EB405 'A' of No 81 OTU, which crashed into trees after trying to make two attempts at landing at Sleap on its return from a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Jarrow Cemetery

03-May

Sgt

LEATHER, HAROLD  (1456975)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, EB405 'A' of No 81 OTU, which crashed into trees after trying to make two attempts at landing at Sleap on its return from a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Prescot (St Mary) Churchyard

03-May

Wg Cdr

BLATCHFORD, HOWARD PETER DFC (37715)  RAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, EN971 of the Coltishall Wing, which ditched in the North Sea after being hit by fire from Fw 190s on a Ramrod to Ijmuiden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-May

Pvt

ESHU BARKHO  (3146)  IL; age: ?

He was serving with the Iraq Levies at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Habbaniya Memorial

03-May

AC2

LITCHFIELD, WILLIAM HENRY  (1627910)  RAFVR; age: 54

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death but he may have died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death is registered in Uxbridge.  He is buried in City of Westminster (Paddington) Cemetery, Mill Hill

03-May

AC2

BENTLEY, HAROLD  (1617517)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was serving with No 95 MU when he was killed in an accident, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Cambridge.  He is buried in Chipping Ongar Cemetery.

03-May

LAC

STOTT, JOHN  (1016668)  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 Carlisle.  He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery

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