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Casualties - 6 - 12 May 1943


06-May

Flt Sgt

ROBINSON, SELWYN JAMES  (1210155)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, HL971 of No 33 Sqn, which was destroyed by fire after crashing on an overshoot at Bersis following an engine failure.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery.

06-May

Sgt

BENNETTON, FREDERICK HORACE  (1281626)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BF340 AA-Q of No 75 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off the Frisian Islands during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-May

Plt Off

BENTLEY, ROBERT HENRY WALDRON  (414580)  RNZAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BF340 AA-Q of No 75 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off the Frisian Islands during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-May

Sgt

BOSWELL, JOHN MCLAREN  (414491)  RNZAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BF340 AA-Q of No 75 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off the Frisian Islands during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-May

Sgt

HARKNESS, WILLIAM  (1127681)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BF340 AA-Q of No 75 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off the Frisian Islands during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-May

Sgt

LAMB, ERWIN HENRY REUBIN  (413709)  RNZAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BF340 AA-Q of No 75 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off the Frisian Islands during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-May

Sgt

ROGERS, GILBERT HUMPHREYS  (1382746)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BF340 AA-Q of No 75 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off the Frisian Islands during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-May

Plt Off

WESTWOOD, REGINALD FRANCIS  (416471)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BF340 AA-Q of No 75 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off the Frisian Islands during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-May

LAC

JAMES, WALTER HERBERT  (1223731)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was serving with No 150 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in La Reunion War Cemetery

06-May

LAC

EARL, RICHARD GEORGE  (967463)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was serving with No 259 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Nairobi War Cemetery

06-May

Sgt

STEELS, KENNETH  (1379988)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, EB328 of No 612 Sqn, which crashed near Wadebridge in Cornwall.  He is buried in Batley Cemetery

06-May

Sgt

WATERER, CYRIL WILLIAM  (1311447)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, EB328 of No 612 Sqn, which crashed near Wadebridge in Cornwall.  He is buried in Bitterne (Holy Saviour) Churchyard

06-May

Fg Off

NORTON, CHARLES HARRY  (113362)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, EB328 of No 612 Sqn, which crashed near Wadebridge in Cornwall.  He is buried in Davidstow (St David) Churchyard

06-May

Sgt

FROST, REGINALD ARTHUR  (1291118)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, EB328 of No 612 Sqn, which crashed near Wadebridge in Cornwall.  He is buried in Eastbourne (Langney) Cemetery

06-May

Fg Off

WEBB, DOUGLAS JAMES  (125165)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley VII, EB328 of No 612 Sqn, which crashed near Wadebridge in Cornwall.  He is buried in Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery

06-May

Sgt

BRYANT, WILLIAM THOMAS  (1334686)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, K7159 of No 12 (P) AFU, which flew into trees whilst flying too low in the circuit and crashed at Renton in Leicestershire.  He is buried in Ditton (St Peter) Churchyard

06-May

Sgt

THOMAS, LESLIE RAYMOND  (658115)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD381 'V' of No 19 OTU, which was adandoned following an engine failure, but he did not survive, his body being found three days laer.  He is buried in Malden (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

06-May

LAC

WALE, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1601647)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth, 2340 (ex DX483) of No 2 AS, which spun into the ground shortly after taking off from from Groenplaats landing ground.  He is buried in Randfontein Cemetery

06-May

Sgt

ASHCROFT, DANIEL DRAPER  (1549249)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, BM718 of No 39 SFTS, which flew into the ground shortly after taking off from Swift Current at night.  He is buried in Swift Current (Mount Pleasant) Cemetery

06-May

Plt Off

GRAY, LEONARD GEORGE  (136452)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, BM718 of No 39 SFTS, which flew into the ground shortly after taking off from Swift Current at night.  He is buried in Swift Current (Mount Pleasant) Cemetery

06-May

Fg Off

PRZYBYLOWICZ, Stanislaw Yozef Alexander (P.0835)  PAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AM183  of No 41 OTU, which dived into the ground near Gwernaffield in Flintshire, possibly as the result of blacking out in a turn.  He is buried in Hawarden Cemetery

06-May

Sgt

MILLER, GORDON CHRISTIAN NOESGARRD  (416521)  RNZAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF,  X7616 of No 51 OTU, which dived into the ground near Bletchley during a R/T homing exercise.  He is buried in Kempston Cemetery

06-May

Sgt

LEONARD, JOHN DRYBURGH  (1431912)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5724 of No 70 OTU, which crashed on the approach to Nakuru following trhe failure of a flap.  He is buried in Nakuru North Cemetery

06-May

Sgt

PARKER, RICHARD MICHAEL  (1439212)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5724 of No 70 OTU, which crashed on the approach to Nakuru following trhe failure of a flap.  He is buried in Nakuru North Cemetery

06-May

Sgt

BACON, OWEN  (1333609)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5724 of No 70 OTU, which crashed on the approach to Nakuru following trhe failure of a flap.  He is buried in Nakuru North Cemetery

06-May

Sgt

YOUNG, LESLIE GEORGE  (1443453)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with AHQ India at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

06-May

AC1

BONG SYE CHONG  (785873)  RAF; age: 26

He had been serving with the STC when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in the Osaka area of Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery

06-May

Cpl

McCLYMONT, WILLIAM WALLACE  (1019840)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was serving with No 59 OTU and died in Hairmyres Hospital from carcinoma of the breast, which had also spread to his liver and lungs.  He is buried in Kirkcudbright (St Cuthbert) Old Churchyard.

06-May

AC1

NORRIS, LEONARD EDWIN  (1405208)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving in the UK and died in the Royal Infirmary, Truro, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Truro.  He is buried in Littleham (SS Margaret and Andrew) Churchyard.

06-May

Cpl

POWELL, WILLIAM JOHN DUNN  (1226415)  RAFVR; age: ?

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

07-May

Sgt

BATCH, DERRICK WILLIAM EDWARD  (1439088)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ245 'X' of No 40 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack against enemy troop concentrations in Tunisia.  He is buried in Massicault War Cemetery.

07-May

Sgt

SCADDEN, CLIFFORD VIVIAN  (1316952)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ245 'X' of No 40 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack against enemy troop concentrations in Tunisia.  He is buried in Massicault War Cemetery.

07-May

Plt Off

MADIN, KENNETH  (129602)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ245 'X' of No 40 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack against enemy troop concentrations in Tunisia.  He is buried in Massicault War Cemetery.

07-May

Sgt

HOUGH, JOHN REGINALD  (943607)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ245 'X' of No 40 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack against enemy troop concentrations in Tunisia.  He is buried in Massicault War Cemetery.

07-May

Sgt

JACKSON, PETER FRANCIS  (1206123)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ245 'X' of No 40 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack against enemy troop concentrations in Tunisia.  He is buried in Massicault War Cemetery.

07-May

Sgt

BRETT, LESLIE THOMAS  (1311572)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB256 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-May

Sgt

BRICKLES, ROWLAND  (1006470)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB256 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-May

Sgt

BRIDGE, RICHARD GORDON  (1191784)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB256 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-May

Sgt

FISHER, LESLIE ALLAN  (1330490)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB256 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-May

Sgt

MAPLEY, WILLIAM  (1377605)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB256 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-May

Sgt

RANDALL, JOHN MURRAY  (573294)  RAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB256 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-May

Plt Off

ROBERTSON, NEIL FARQUHAR  (401141)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB256 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-May

Sqn Ldr

CAVE, WILLIAM WALTER DFC (86706)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL971 'J of No 59 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort sortie covering Convoy TB41B.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-May

Fg Off

GALBRAITH, PATRICK RALPH  (402568)  RNZAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL971 'J of No 59 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort sortie covering Convoy TB41B.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-May

Flt Sgt

JOANNETTE, JOSEPH HECTOR SYLVA  (R/79392)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL971 'J of No 59 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort sortie covering Convoy TB41B.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-May

Flt Sgt

POLKINGHORNE, PETER GEORGE  (1315420)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL971 'J of No 59 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort sortie covering Convoy TB41B.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-May

Sgt

SAINTHOUSE, BERNARD  (1261203)  RAFVR; age: 39

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL971 'J of No 59 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort sortie covering Convoy TB41B.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-May

Plt Off

SUMMERS, HENRY JAMES  (141753)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL971 'J of No 59 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort sortie covering Convoy TB41B.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-May

Sgt

TSITSELIS, GEORGE  (946761)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL971 'J of No 59 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort sortie covering Convoy TB41B.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-May

Sgt

COMYN, JOHN COURTNEY  (1287071)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ247 'Z' of No 70 Sqn, which flew into the ground and exploded on the approach to Cardabia.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

07-May

WO I

KLIMAN, IRA IRVIN  (R/85471)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ247 'Z' of No 70 Sqn, which flew into the ground and exploded on the approach to Cardabia.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

07-May

Sgt

POPPLESTON, GEORGE  (1005744)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ247 'Z' of No 70 Sqn, which flew into the ground and exploded on the approach to Cardabia.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

07-May

Sgt

SHERRY, BASIL  (979599)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ247 'Z' of No 70 Sqn, which flew into the ground and exploded on the approach to Cardabia.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

07-May

Flt Sgt

McFARLANE, ALLAN RODERICK  (402959)  RAAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ247 'Z' of No 70 Sqn, which flew into the ground and exploded on the approach to Cardabia.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

07-May

Flt Sgt

SMITH, LESLIE MASON  (648429)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JL887 of No 143 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce sortie off the Dutch coast.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

07-May

Fg Off

WORSWICK, JAMES RONALD  (104358)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JL887 of No 143 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce sortie off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-May

WO

McKINNON, HUGH  (411081)  RNZAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, EN444 of No 145 Sqn, which failed to reurn from a top cover sortie to Kittyhawks carrying out an attack on shipping near Tunis.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

07-May

Fg Off

WARNOCK, ARCHIBALD CLARK  (121765)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, DE566 of No 181 Sqn, which spun into ground near Winslade, Hampshire.  He is buried in Hamilton (Bent) Cemetery

07-May

Flt Sgt

HILL, JOHN RICHARD  (R/104983)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, DN407 of No 197 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Patcham in Sussex.  He is buried in Tangmere (St Andrew) Churchyard

07-May

Sgt

RADZINSKI, Hieronim (P.783325)  PAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Buckrose of No 306 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Driffield Cemetery

07-May

Fg Off

JONES, LESLIE WARWICK  (J/10289)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EE747 of No 412 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a shipping recce near Ushant.  He is buried in Brest (Kerfautras) Cemetery

07-May

Fg Off

COULTER, HUBERT VINCENT  (J/11504)  RCAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK691 of No 608 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

07-May

WO II

JOHNSTON, JAMES HENDRY  (R/101750)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK691 of No 608 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

07-May

WO II

NEWTON, ROBERT ALLAN  (R/109005)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK691 of No 608 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

07-May

WO II

SMITH, EVERETT CHARLES  (R/92456)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK691 of No 608 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

07-May

WO II

GRANT, GEORGE RAYMOND  (R/97027)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DW992 of No 1 OADU, which crashed in a forced landing at Ras el Ma after running out of fuel.  He is buried in Ben M'sik European Cemetery

07-May

Sgt

KNIGHT, RALPH BASIL  (1252181)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, V1042 of No 10 FIS, which crashed on take-off Loddon Bridge Road, Woodley.  He is buried in Reading (Henley Road) Cemetery

07-May

Cpl

GRUNDY, MATTHEW  (638168)  RAF; age: ?

He was serving with No 109 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in El Alia Cemetery

07-May

Sgt

MASON, WILLIAM  (1336934)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK441 of No 29 OTU, which flew into high ground in County Durham whilst flying in low cloud on a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire

07-May

Sgt

STEPHENS, RONALD EDWIN  (900043)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK441 of No 29 OTU, which flew into high ground in County Durham whilst flying in low cloud on a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Ford Park Cemetery (Formerly Plymouth Old Cemetery) (Pennycomequick)

07-May

Flt Sgt

DARBY, ALAN  (R/142365)  RCAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK441 of No 29 OTU, which flew into high ground in County Durham whilst flying in low cloud on a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Gillingham (St Mary) Churchyard

07-May

Sgt

PAGE, RONALD ARTHUR  (1390505)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK441 of No 29 OTU, which flew into high ground in County Durham whilst flying in low cloud on a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Greenford Park Cemetery

07-May

Plt Off

MEATYARD, MICHAEL JAMES  (139376)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK441 of No 29 OTU, which flew into high ground in County Durham whilst flying in low cloud on a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Henfield Cemetery

07-May

Sgt

HUTCHINSON, WALTER GILBEY  (1108506)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK441 of No 29 OTU, which flew into high ground in County Durham whilst flying in low cloud on a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Leeds (Harehills) Cemetery

07-May

Sgt

MARFLEET, STANLEY MORDAUNT  (1152393)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK441 of No 29 OTU, which flew into high ground in County Durham whilst flying in low cloud on a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Stamfordham (St Mary) Churchyard.

07-May

Sgt

FENWICK, ERNEST  (1075177)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, - N4925 of No 3 (O) AFU, which collided with Anson EG185 crashed at Patshull Park, Pattingham near Wolverhampton during a formation practice.  He is buried in Hull (Hedon Road) Cemetery

07-May

Sgt

KELLY, HENRY JOHNSON  (1334203)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, - N4925 of No 3 (O) AFU, which collided with Anson EG185 crashed at Patshull Park, Pattingham near Wolverhampton during a formation practice.  He is buried in Levens (St John) Churchyard

07-May

Flt Sgt

BERESFORD, THOMAS JACK  (1384819)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, EG185 of No 3 (O) AFU, which collided with Anson N4925 crashed at Patshull Park, Pattingham near Wolverhampton during a formation practice.  He is buried in Barkingside Cemetery, Ilford

07-May

Sgt

SCANLAN, FRANCIS HENRY  (1021635)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, EG185 of No 3 (O) AFU, which collided with Anson N4925 crashed at Patshull Park, Pattingham near Wolverhampton during a formation practice.  He is buried in Glasgow (St Kentigern's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

07-May

LAC

SOPER, LOUIS  (1397815)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in not in TSGNO of No 32 SFTS, which .  He is buried in Moose Jaw (Rosedale) Cemetery

07-May

Fg Off

KEEL, NORMAN HARRY  (132611)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, 1523 of No 32 SFTS, which .  He is buried in Moose Jaw (Rosedale) Cemetery

07-May

Sgt

QUAYLE, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1291903)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was serving with No 44 Grp at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ben M'sik European Cemetery

07-May

WO

RIPP, WILLIAM JOHN  (355162)  RAF; age: 49

He was probably serving in Blackpool and was found shot dead in room in Alexandra Rd, South Shore, Blackpool, the inquest returned a verdict of suicide.  He is buried in Woodgrange Park Cemetery, East Ham

07-May

AC2

CHISHOLM, DAVID GALT  (1340687)  RAFVR; age: 39

He had been serving with an unknown unit in the Far East when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in the Hakadate area of Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery

07-May

Sgt

HORTON, ERNEST WILLIAM JAMES  (519808)  RAF; age: 30

He was serving at Hillside Camp at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery

07-May

LAC

RUSHWORTH, RICHARD HENRY  (1542252)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Ipswich (Richard E).  He is buried in Huddersfield (Edgerton) Cemetery

07-May

LAC

MOUNT, PERCY LEONE  (1269980)  RAFVR; age: 25

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 Ipswich.  He is buried in Needham Market Church burial Ground

07-May

LAC

BOUCHER, JOSEPH HENRY  (1267851)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving in the UK and died suddenly in Gillingham Hospital, Dorset, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Waddington (St Michael) Churchyard.

08-May

Sgt

ARMSTRONG, ANDREW  (1287134)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ150 'K' of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Tunis.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

08-May

Sgt

EVANS, EDWARD ARTHUR  (1322648)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ150 'K' of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Tunis.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

08-May

Flt Sgt

GREEN, RONALD AUBREY  (1375388)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ150 'K' of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Tunis.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

08-May

Sgt

STUART, EDWIN JOHN  (1397695)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ150 'K' of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Tunis.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

08-May

Sgt

MANGION, CHARLES ANDREW  (776880)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ150 'K' of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Tunis.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

08-May

Plt Off

McKAY, GORDON ORMONDE  (J/17179)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER807 of No 243 Sqn, which was probably shot down by Bf 109s of Cap Bon.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery

08-May

Sgt

YOUNG, JOHN OLIVER  (1381610)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER849 of No 243 Sqn, which was probably shot down by Bf 109s of Cap Bon.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-May

Plt Off

COSSETTE, ROLAND ADELORE  (J/17045)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, X7750 of No 272 Sqn, which was shot down by MC202s  of Cape Granitola.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

08-May

Sgt

FLETCHER, REGINALD GROSVENOR  (1375224)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, X7750 of No 272 Sqn, which was shot down by MC202s  of Cape Granitola.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

08-May

Plt Off

FRAZEE, DONALD WESTON  (J/16374)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL274 of No 272 Sqn, which was shot down by MC202s  of Cape Granitola.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

08-May

Sgt

STEELE, JOHN GILBERT  (1578324)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL274 of No 272 Sqn, which was shot down by MC202s  of Cape Granitola.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

08-May

Plt Off

DUQUETTE, FREDERICK ALBERT  (J/17243)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL529 of No 272 Sqn, which crashed in the sea off Kalafrana after running out of fuel.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

08-May

Flt Sgt

JOHNSON, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (1338492)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL529 of No 272 Sqn, which crashed in the sea off Kalafrana after running out of fuel.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

08-May

Cpl

DAVIES, FREDERICK HERBERT  (1259385)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was serving with No 460 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Morningside) Cemetery

08-May

Fg Off

GLOD, Mieczyslaw (P.1938)  PAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 6729  of No 10 AOS (N), which crashed near Port Elgin in New Brunswick.  He is buried in Moncton (St Bernard's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

08-May

Flt Lt

MARKIEWICZ, Andrezej (P.0183)  PAF; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 6729  of No 10 AOS (N), which crashed near Port Elgin in New Brunswick.  He is buried in Moncton (St Bernard's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

08-May

AC1

BRIMLEY, CHARLES JOHN  (1620132)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was serving with No 4 WOU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

08-May

Sgt

RICHARDSON, DONALD  (1456331)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA250 of No 70 OTU, which crashed on the approach to Nakuru following the failure of a flap.  He is buried in Nakuru North Cemetery

08-May

Sgt

TAIT, WILLIAM ANDERSON  (1383923)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA250 of No 70 OTU, which crashed on the approach to Nakuru following the failure of a flap.  He is buried in Nakuru North Cemetery

08-May

Sgt

BARBER, FRED  (1216487)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA250 of No 70 OTU, which crashed on the approach to Nakuru following the failure of a flap.  He is buried in Nakuru North Cemetery

08-May

Cpl

MALEY, MICHAEL  (1366501)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was serving at Dorval at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial

08-May

LAC

MOORE, FRANCIS ARTHUR  (959331)  RAFVR; age: 21

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

08-May

Sgt

THORN, ALFRED  (547079)  RAF; age: 24

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

08-May

Flt Sgt

HUSCHMANN, JAMES ERNEST ARTHUR  (1013696)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving in the Signals Section of No 59 OTU and died in hospital from injuries sustained whilst travelling as the passenger in a car driven by John Percival Mitchell, who crashed the car whilst under the influence of alcohol near RAF Milfield a few days previously.  He is buried in Cockpen Old Churchyard.

08-May

WO

TAYLOR, GEORGE HENRY MBE (207558)  RAF; age: 58

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

09-May

Sgt

ARMSTRONG, JOSEPH WALTER  (1078075)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK155 of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

09-May

Sgt

AYTON, WALLACE HENRY  (1269886)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK155 of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

09-May

WO

DYSON, FRANCIS VICTOR  (401007)  RAAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK155 of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

09-May

Flt Sgt

FENNELL, PETER  (1194820)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK155 of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

09-May

Flt Sgt

NICHOLAS, WILLIAM JAMES  (401529)  RAAF; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK155 of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

09-May

Flt Sgt

RUSSELL, THOMAS GEOFFREY NOTCUTT  (400940)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK155 of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

09-May

Flt Lt

DENHAM, JOHN KENNETH  (69974)  RAFVR; age: 37

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

09-May

Sgt

BUTLER, HAROLD STUART  (R/250048)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR743 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is buried in Bilbao British Cemetery

09-May

Sgt

HAMLEY, TERENCE EDWARD  (1314853)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR743 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

09-May

Sgt

HERD, ROBERT YOUNG  (1340175)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR743 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

09-May

Flt Sgt

HOATHER, JAMES ALFRED DFM (1174105)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR743 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

09-May

Flt Sgt

OTT, LEONARD RICHARD  (961728)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR743 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

09-May

Sgt

RABJOHN, ERIC  (1255721)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR743 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

09-May

Sgt

SIMPSON, ARTHUR  (1100653)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR743 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

09-May

Sgt

SOMERVILLE, JAMES  (529867)  RAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR743 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

09-May

Plt Off

DUNN, GORDON HENRY  (J/17240)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5418 'G' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a mission to Cap Bon.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery

09-May

Sgt

FLUX, JACK  (1194050)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5418 'G' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a mission to Cap Bon.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery

09-May

Sgt

JONES, JOHN  (656792)  RAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5418 'G' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a mission to Cap Bon.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery

09-May

Sgt

STRIPP, HAROLD  (1196515)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5418 'G' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a mission to Cap Bon.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery

09-May

Fg Off

VINDEN, LEONARD WILLIAM  (123309)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5418 'G' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a mission to Cap Bon.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery

09-May

Sgt

REEVE, JOHN WILLIAM GEORGE  (1291501)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5418 'G' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a mission to Cap Bon.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery

09-May

Sgt

COOPER, LESLIE GEORGE ALBERT  (1384078)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF731 of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a mission to Palermo.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

09-May

Fg Off

GOLDSPINK, LESLIE NEWELL WHITTINGHAM  (131557)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF731 of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a mission to Palermo.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

09-May

Sgt

RAYMENT, DONALD ALEXANDER  (1383352)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF731 of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a mission to Palermo.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

09-May

Sgt

ROGERS, ALAN KENNETH  (1390428)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF731 of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a mission to Palermo.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

11-May

Sgt

FLETCHER, JAMES SPENCER  (1320520)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF731 of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a mission to Palermo.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.  The CWGC shows his death occurring on 11 May?

09-May

WO I

CLARK, KENNETH WILLIAM  (R/83184)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL474 of No 252 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort patrol over the Gulf of Sidra.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

09-May

Flt Sgt

TALBOT, JACK  (964697)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL474 of No 252 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort patrol over the Gulf of Sidra.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

09-May

Sgt

PANASIK, Waclaw (P.794954)  PAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ222  of No 10 (O) AFU, which flew into Green, Barrowdale in Cumberland.  He is buried in Dumfries (St Andrew's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

09-May

LAC

WILLIAMS, EVAN GWYN  (1339044)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was serving with No 226 AMES at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in La Reunion War Cemetery

09-May

Sgt

BAKER, DAVID CHRISTOPHER HENRY  (1280984)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was serving with No 306 FTU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery

09-May

Cpl

CASE, NORMAN JOHN  (553927)  RAF; age: 20

He was serving with No 53 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Tel el Kebir War Memorial Cemetery

09-May

Sgt

BATEMAN, KENNETH HARRISON  (1128675)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ284 of No 75 OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

09-May

Sgt

BARRY, BERNARD KEVIN  (1335274)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ284 of No 75 OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

09-May

Sgt

BILTON, JOHN  (1382087)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ284 of No 75 OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

09-May

Sgt

RAWLINS, CLIFFORD HORACE  (1319323)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ284 of No 75 OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

09-May

Plt Off

TUCKER, HORACE BURPEE  (C/21648)  RCAF; age: 28

He was serving with No 77 Wing and died from injuries sustained when he fell.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

09-May

Wg Cdr

DEW, ARCHIBALD HENRY EVERETT  (90453)  AuxAF; age: 52

He was serving with the Air Min Unit and died at sea.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

09-May

LAC

OLIN, JOHN GERARD  (1044780)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was serving at Kano at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kano Township Christian Cemetery

09-May

Sgt

BOYD, HERBERT EWART  (1365603)  RAFVR; age: 29

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

10-May

Fg Off

ARCHER, CHARLES FREDERICK  (123935)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 272 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

10-May

Fg Off

KINGSLEY, ANTHONY REA  (119572)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 272 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

10-May

AC1

McMULLAN, WILLIAM JAMES  (1098448)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was serving with No 188 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery

10-May

Sgt

BUCKLAND, ERIC JOSEPH  (1539388)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, AZ314 of No 2 FIS, which flew into the ground at North Dun, near Montrose.  He is buried in Mortlake Cemetery

10-May

Sgt

STALLARD, JOHN PETER JAMES  (1319594)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, AZ314 of No 2 FIS, which flew into the ground at North Dun, near Montrose.  He is buried in Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery

10-May

LAC

CAMPBELL, DONALD  (1161843)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6531  of No 4 AGS, which flew into high ground near Rothbury in a snowstorm.  He is buried in Allesley (All Saints) Churchyard Extension

10-May

LAC

BRADLEY, KENNETH  (2215993)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6531  of No 4 AGS, which flew into high ground near Rothbury in a snowstorm.  He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery

10-May

Sgt (LAC)

ZAWILINSKI, Stefan (P.781582)  PAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6531  of No 4 AGS, which flew into high ground near Rothbury in a snowstorm.  He is buried in Morpeth (SS Mary and James) Churchyard

10-May

LAC

CARTER, HAROLD  (1001939)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6531  of No 4 AGS, which flew into high ground near Rothbury in a snowstorm.  He is buried in Shipley (Nab Wood) Cemetery

10-May

Sgt

BLUMFIELD, ERIC EMLYN  (906029)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK376 of No 5 METS, which crashed whilst circling the airfield following a structural failure resulting in the loss of the tail unit.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery

10-May

Sgt

QUINNEY, ROBERT CHARLES  (1534949)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK376 of No 5 METS, which crashed whilst circling the airfield following a structural failure resulting in the loss of the tail unit.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery

10-May

Sgt

WILLIAMS, ALBERT  (1101199)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK376 of No 5 METS, which crashed whilst circling the airfield following a structural failure resulting in the loss of the tail unit.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery

10-May

Plt Off

McCLELLAND, ERIC WALKER  (146393)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK376 of No 5 METS, which crashed whilst circling the airfield following a structural failure resulting in the loss of the tail unit.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery

10-May

Sgt

FINLAYSON, LEONARD COLIN WYNNE  (778243)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK376 of No 5 METS, which crashed whilst circling the airfield following a structural failure resulting in the loss of the tail unit.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery

10-May

Cpl

COOKE, WILLIAM FREDERICK  (1360058)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK376 of No 5 METS, which crashed whilst circling the airfield following a structural failure resulting in the loss of the tail unit.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery

10-May

Sgt

WOOTTEN, GEORGE BISGOOD  (413065)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK376 of No 5 METS, which crashed whilst circling the airfield following a structural failure resulting in the loss of the tail unit.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery

10-May

Sgt

MARSHALL, FRANCIS JOHN HOWARD  (550078)  RAF; age: ?

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

10-May

Flt Lt

DRACOULIS, CONSTANTINE PERICLES  (104839)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was serving on Special Duties at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery

10-May

LAC

COOK, PETER ALLEN GRENVILLE  (1178655)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was serving with No 3 School of Technical Training and was found dead on a railway line near Burlington Road bridge, South Shore, Blackpool, it is thought he was hit by a train.   An inquest returned a verdict that he took his life whilst the balance of his mind was disturbed, it was said that he had been depressed following an accident in the blackout.  He is buried in Hatfield Road Cemetery, St Albans.

10-May

Cpl

HAMILTON, RAYMOND FREDERICK  (1067076)  RAFVR; age: 30

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 Biggleswade.  He is buried in Harrogate (Grove Road) Cemetery

10-May

Sgt

CURTIS, HUGH MAURICE  (509295)  RAF; 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 Chelsea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-May

LAC

BROOKS, ROBERT GORDON  (1803601)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was serving in the UK and died in Newton Abbot Hospital from rheumatic fever a week after returning from leave.  He is buried in Hamsey (St Peter) Churchyard.

10-May

Sqn Ldr

SEELY, NIGEL RICHARD WILLIAM  (90150)  AuxAF; age: 40

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

11-May

Sgt

LANE, FRANCIS RALPH  (1314243)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, JG741 'H' of No 43 Sqn, which crashed on take off.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba

11-May

Sgt

FISHER, JOHN ALWYN  (1067655)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK405 of No 48 Sqn, which exploded in md-air off Gibraltar.  He is buried in Gibraltar Memorial

11-May

Sgt

KNIGHT, THOMAS HERBERT ARTHUR  (1261396)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK405 of No 48 Sqn, which exploded in md-air off Gibraltar.  He is buried in Gibraltar Memorial

11-May

Flt Sgt

OAKLEY, JOSEPH LEONARD  (1378168)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK405 of No 48 Sqn, which exploded in md-air off Gibraltar.  He is buried in Gibraltar Memorial

11-May

Flt Lt

SERGEANT, ERIC EDWARD  (87429)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK405 of No 48 Sqn, which exploded in md-air off Gibraltar.  He is buried in Gibraltar Memorial

11-May

Plt Off

BLOWER, FREDERICK DRUMMOND  (146165)  RAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, V8370 of No 141 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Burghley Park, near Stamford.  He is buried in Great Crosby (St Luke) Churchyard

11-May

Flt Sgt

JUDGE, RICHARD  (1383428)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, V8370 of No 141 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Burghley Park, near Stamford.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery

11-May

Sgt

DACKUS, RONALD WALTER  (1237049)  RAFVR; age: 22

He possibly died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, DE566 of No 181 Sqn, which spun into ground near Winslade, Hampshire on 7 May 1943.  He is buried in Northfield (St Laurence) Churchyard Extension

11-May

Fg Off

RYLANDS, JOHN EDWIN  (J/8394)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BP155 of No 238 Sqn, which overturned in an attempted belly landing.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

11-May

Fg Off

MARTIN, RONALD BROWN  (123139)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EP833 of No 1435 Sqn, which was shot down over Sicily by Bf 109s.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

11-May

LAC

TAYLOR, KENNETH  (1685010)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6348 of No 1 AGS, which crashed near Pembrey after a flap failed in the circuit.  He is buried in Crewe Cemetery

11-May

LAC

NOBLE, JOHN CHARLES  (1623456)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6348 of No 1 AGS, which crashed near Pembrey after a flap failed in the circuit.  He is buried in Fleetwood Borough Cemetery

11-May

LAC

SMYTHE, REGINALD R. I.  (1605194)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6348 of No 1 AGS, which crashed near Pembrey after a flap failed in the circuit.  He is buried in Ivinghoe (St Mary) Churchyard

11-May

WO

McDANIEL, FREDERICK JOHN  (335302)  RAF; age: 38

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6348 of No 1 AGS, which crashed near Pembrey after a flap failed in the circuit.  He was buried inor creamted at Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery

11-May

Fg Off

MARTIN, LESLIE CHARLES  (129198)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, HP425 of No 15 OTU, which spun into the ground whilst carrying out aerobatics during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Adwell (St Mary) Churchyard

11-May

Fg Off

MOORE, JOSEPH STANLEY  (115080)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, HP425 of No 15 OTU, which spun into the ground whilst carrying out aerobatics during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He was buried inor cremated at  City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park

11-May

LAC

CRAWFORD, FRANCIS JOSEPH  (1453763)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, 3643 (ex BG392) of No 24 AS, which hit a tree and crashed in the Heidelburg Hills whilst low flying.  He is buried in Nigel Old Cemetery

11-May

Plt Off

CURRY, THOMAS BERTRAM  (151411)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, KB353 of No 24 OTU, which hit a tree whilst making a forced landing near Shipston-on-Stour following an engine failure.  He is buried in Chingford Mount Cemetery

11-May

Sgt

HARROLD, FREDERICK  (1199490)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, KB353 of No 24 OTU, which hit a tree whilst making a forced landing near Shipston-on-Stour following an engine failure.  He is buried in Dudley (St John) Churchyard

11-May

Sgt

GRANT, ALLAN BARON  (1391264)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, ED123 of No 3 (P) AFU, which flew into ground Callow Hill, near Brinkworth, Wiltshire.  He is buried in Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery

11-May

LAC

BATCHELDOR, RONALD  (1632365)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was serving with No 31 PD and died on active service.  He is buried in Moncton (Elmwood) Cemetery

11-May

LAC

HUGHES, HORACE  (1024016)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 3232 SCU and died at sea, possibly whilst practising beach landings during the unit's work up period.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery

11-May

Cpl

MOORE, HAROLD  (649555)  RAF; age: 27

He was serving with No 3232 SCU and died at sea, possibly whilst practising beach landings during the unit's work up period.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

11-May

Sgt

MONK, DONALD THOMAS  (1577041)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, BG129 of No 6 (P) AFU, which crashed on take off from Windrush.  He is buried in Smethwick (Uplands) Cemetery

11-May

AC1

PELL, RONALD CLEMENT  (1183415)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with the A & M Party at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

11-May

WO

HARRIS, ARTHUR ALBERT JAMES (MATEY) MBE (366104)  RAF; age: 33

He was possibly serving at RAF Fulbeck when he was found unconscious in a field near Wyndham Park, Grantham, with a revolver nearby, later dying in hospital the same night.  He is buried in Cranwell (St Andrew) Churchyard.

12-May

Sgt

KURZAK, Jerzy   (P.793785)  PAF; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT627 NF-P of No 138 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Dutch coast during a SOE operation.  He is buried in

12-May

Sgt

PIATKOWSKI, Edward (P.782899)  PAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT627 NF-P of No 138 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Dutch coast during a SOE operation.  He is buried in

12-May

Fg Off

POLKOWSKI, Jerzy Henryk (P.0438)  PAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT627 NF-P of No 138 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Dutch coast during a SOE operation.  He is buried in

12-May

Sgt

BEDNARSKI, Piotr (P.792895)  PAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT627 NF-P of No 138 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Dutch coast during a SOE operation.  He is buried in Het Bildt (St Jacobiparochie) General Cemetery.

12-May

Sgt

GERMASINSKI, Karol (P.793221)  PAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT627 NF-P of No 138 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Dutch coast during a SOE operation.  He is buried in Het Bildt (St Jacobiparochie) General Cemetery.

12-May

Flt Lt

POLNIK, Jan (P.76792)  PAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT627 NF-P of No 138 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Dutch coast during a SOE operation.  He is buried in Terschelling (West-Terschelling) General Cemetery

12-May

Flt Sgt

WOJNO, Bronislaw (P.784743)  PAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT627 NF-P of No 138 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Dutch coast during a SOE operation.  He is buried in Terschelling (West-Terschelling) General Cemetery

12-May

Sgt

VERITY, FRANK CLIVE  (957723)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, HW267 of No 146 Sqn, which ran into a ditch at Reindeer air strip whilst taxying.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

12-May

Flt Sgt

YATES, JAMES SAMUEL  (1294124)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EP709 of No 185 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the sea off Lazzero in Sicily.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily.

12-May

Fg Off

HURTON, RODERICK HAROLD  (J/9854)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AM142 of No 268 Sqn, which flew into trees near Great Maplestead in Essex during a low flying exercise.  He is buried in Newmarket Cemetery

12-May

Fg Off

ELMERYCH, Stanislaw (P.1718)  PAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD124  of No 317 Sqn, which flew into the sea off the Suffolk coast whilst on a patrol near Leiston.  He is buried in

12-May

Sgt

GREEN, KENNETH HENRY  (1321270)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, 5624 of No 1 OTU, which .  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial

12-May

Sgt

WILSON, JOHN HENRY LANGLEY  (1042354)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was probably killed whilst flying in Oxford I, EB717 of No 11 (P) AFU, which flew into high ground near Burbage in Derbyshire.  He is buried in Weaverham (St Mary) Churchyard

12-May

Sgt

WASHINGTON, ERIC JAMES  (1386139)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter II, R2340 of No 132 OTU, which crashed near East Fortune.  He is buried in Haddington (St Martin's) New burial Ground

12-May

Sqn Ldr

ZAKRZEWSKI, Edward Pawel (P.0062)  PAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK353 of No 18 OTU, which dived into the ground near Grantham during a single engine flying practice.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery

12-May

Sgt

DRAPALA, Roman (P.783307)  PAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK353  of No 18 OTU, which dived into the ground near Grantham during a single engine flying practice.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery

12-May

Sgt

FRANKIEWICZ, Mieczyslaw Jozef (P.783091)  PAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK353  of No 18 OTU, which dived into the ground near Grantham during a single engine flying practice.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery

12-May

Fg Off

OPULSKI, Tadeusz Michal (P.1091)  PAF; age: 36

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK353  of No 18 OTU, which dived into the ground near Grantham during a single engine flying practice.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery

12-May

Sgt

PASTERNAK, Tadeusz (P.704094)  PAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK353  of No 18 OTU, which dived into the ground near Grantham during a single engine flying practice.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery

12-May

Sgt

ALLEN, ROBERT EDWARD  (610851)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1153 'D' of No 20 OTU, which crashed into the sea following an engine fire during a low level bombing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-May

Fg Off

BIRD, PETER CHARLES STUART  (133726)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1153 'D' of No 20 OTU, which crashed into the sea following an engine fire during a low level bombing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-May

Fg Off

BOOTH, THOMAS  (132706)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1153 'D' of No 20 OTU, which crashed into the sea following an engine fire during a low level bombing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-May

Sgt

SCOTT, JAMES ALBERT  (1335856)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1153 'D' of No 20 OTU, which crashed into the sea following an engine fire during a low level bombing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-May

Plt Off

SMITH, ALBERT  (139847)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1153 'D' of No 20 OTU, which crashed into the sea following an engine fire during a low level bombing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-May

Sgt

COLLETT, JOSEPH HARRINGTON  (R/76749)  RCAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE218 of No 22 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames following an engine fire as it prepared to land on its return from a night cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery

12-May

WO II

ELLIOT, DONALD EMIL  (R/79270)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE218 of No 22 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames following an engine fire as it prepared to land on its return from a night cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery

12-May

WO I

KERBY, MICHAEL JOSEPH STUART  (R/82326)  RCAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE218 of No 22 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames following an engine fire as it prepared to land on its return from a night cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery

12-May

Sgt

PIKET, JACOB  (R/120847)  RCAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE218 of No 22 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames following an engine fire as it prepared to land on its return from a night cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery

12-May

Sgt

ALLEN, FREDERICK THOMAS  (1338136)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK123 of No 29 OTU, which crashed near Scunthorpe having stryed outside the circuit at North Luffenham during a local circuit practice.  He is buried in Feltham Cemetery

12-May

Sgt

DOUGLAS, JOHN ANGUS  (420924)  RAAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK123 of No 29 OTU, which crashed near Scunthorpe having stryed outside the circuit at North Luffenham during a local circuit practice.  He is buried in North Luffenham (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

12-May

Sgt

HARRIS, JOHN SIDNEY  (1431077)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK123 of No 29 OTU, which crashed near Scunthorpe having stryed outside the circuit at North Luffenham during a local circuit practice.  He is buried in Smethwick (Uplands) Cemetery

12-May

LAC

CARLIER, REUBEN WALTER  (1623125)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in died on active service of No 35 EFTS, which .  He is buried in Neepawa (Riverside) Cemetery

12-May

Sgt

BROCK, REGINALD WILLIAM THOMAS  (932208)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving at HTS 20 KACS at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery

12-May

LAC

RANSOM, JOSEPH  (1200601)  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 Dartford.  He is buried in Crockenhill (All Souls) Church Cemetery

12-May

WO

CATHERALL, RALPH GEORGE HALL  (335887)  RAF; age: 37

He was serving with No 49 MU and died at home, 51 Oakhill Road Horsham, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He had been involved in bomb disposal.  He is buried in Horsham (Hills) Cemetery.

12-May

LAC

LOWRY, ROBERT  (1502000)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 1658 HCU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Howden.  He is buried in Belfast (Dundonald) Cemetery.

12-May

AC2

HARRIS, WILLIAM GORDON  (1558802)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was probably serving with No 1658 HCU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Howden.  He is buried in Glasgow (Eastwood) Cemetery.

12-May

LAC

FOOTE, ROBERT  (1437370)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 1658 HCU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Howden.  He is buried in Leeds Roman Catholic Cemetery.

12-May

Cpl

HALL, GRENVILLE CHARLES  (1369293)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was probably serving with No 1658 HCU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Howden.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (West Road) Crematorium.

12-May

LAC

UNDERWOOD, FRED  (1062161)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was probably serving with No 1658 HCU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Howden.  He was cremated at  Manchester Crematorium.

12-May

LAC

LAWRENCE, THOMAS VIVIAN  (1115769)  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 Sleaford.  He is buried in Letterston (St Giles) Churchyard

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