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Casualties - 16 - 18 May 1943


16-May

WO

CHALMER, EDWARD DAWSON  (411744)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, DD936 of No 39 Sqn, which was probably shot down into the sea of Sicily during an anti-shipping patrol off the west coast of Italy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

16-May

Sgt

FARRELL, WILLIAM GERARD  (1016730)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, DD936 of No 39 Sqn, which was probably shot down into the sea of Sicily during an anti-shipping patrol off the west coast of Italy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

16-May

WO II

PAYNE, FRANCIS JOSEPH  (R/111177)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, DD936 of No 39 Sqn, which was probably shot down into the sea of Sicily during an anti-shipping patrol off the west coast of Italy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

16-May

Sgt

TAYLOR, JAMES ERNEST  (1377099)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, DD936 of No 39 Sqn, which was probably shot down into the sea of Sicily during an anti-shipping patrol off the west coast of Italy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

16-May

Cpl

SMITH, DONALD WILLIAM  (1118974)  RAFVR; age: ?

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

16-May

Flt Lt

BARTRUM, JACK EDWARD  (61988)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander III, R9106 of No 161 Sqn, which stalled over the airfield at Tempsford and burst into flames on impact.  He is buried in St Lawrence Churchyard, Ventnor

16-May

Sgt

GALLEY, DENIS  (1098272) RAFVR; age Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL500 of No 227 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

16-May

Fg Off

COLLINS, MELVIN WILSON  (J/10509)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG390 of No 295 Sqn, which spun into the ground after control was lost at low level near Sopley.  He is buried in Bransgore (St Mary) Churchyard

16-May

Fg Off

SMITH, DONALD JAMES  (J/10798)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG390 of No 295 Sqn, which spun into the ground after control was lost at low level near Sopley.  He is buried in Bransgore (St Mary) Churchyard

16-May

Fg Off

THOMAS, PETER SUTHERLAND  (49133)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG390 of No 295 Sqn, which spun into the ground after control was lost at low level near Sopley.  He is buried in Bransgore (St Mary) Churchyard

16-May

Sgt

STEPHENSON, BARRIE NOEL  (1530146)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG390 of No 295 Sqn, which spun into the ground after control was lost at low level near Sopley.  He was cremated at Sheffield Crematorium

16-May

Flt Sgt

COURTNEY, GEOFFREY VINCENT  (411290)  RAAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AN148 of No 455 Sqn, which spun into the sea as the result of an engine failure at the end of an Air Launch Torpedo exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

Sgt

KING, JOHN ALEXANDER  (1193308)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AN148 of No 455 Sqn, which spun into the sea as the result of an engine failure at the end of an Air Launch Torpedo exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

Fg Off

SMITH, ALFRED CHARLES  (125634)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AN148 of No 455 Sqn, which spun into the sea as the result of an engine failure at the end of an Air Launch Torpedo exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

Flt Sgt

SMITH, CHARLES HILTON ALFONSO  (411627)  RAAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AN148 of No 455 Sqn, which spun into the sea as the result of an engine failure at the end of an Air Launch Torpedo exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

Flt Sgt

CARNE, ROY DEMPSEY  (414642)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE386 HD-Z of No 466 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

Sgt

HARMES, GEORGE EDWIN  (1547702)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE386 HD-Z of No 466 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

Flt Sgt

LAWSON, JOHN WILLIAM  (8686)  RAAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE386 HD-Z of No 466 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

Sgt

ROBERTSON, DESMOND CHARLES  (1270871)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE386 HD-Z of No 466 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

Flt Sgt

ROBERTSON, RUSSELL LESLIE  (413256)  RAAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE386 HD-Z of No 466 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

Fg Off

BROWN, ANDREW ALEXANDER  (404886)  RNZAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, EJ969 'A' of No 486 Sqn, which he baled out of the aircraft into the Channel after the aircraft was hit by flak whilst attacking E-boats off the French coast  However, despite a search he was not found.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

Fg Off

COATES, JOHN ROSS  (119870)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, V8554 of No 604 Sqn, which was lost in combat with an enemy aircraft  during a night interception.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

Flt Lt

HAMILTON, WILLIAM  (63095)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, V8554 of No 604 Sqn, which was lost in combat with an enemy aircraft  during a night interception.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

Fg Off

BRODERICK, GEORGE ADRIAN LEONARD  (122067)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AE641 of No 608 Sqn, which crashed near Chiraga.  He is buried in El Alia Cemetery

16-May

Fg Off

NICHOL, WALTER WILSON  (J/9537)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AE641 of No 608 Sqn, which crashed near Chiraga.  He is buried in El Alia Cemetery

16-May

Fg Off

HAVEN, ROGER WALLACE  (J/11127)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AE641 of No 608 Sqn, which crashed near Chiraga.  He is buried in El Alia Cemetery

16-May

Fg Off

STEVENS, CLARENCE LLOYD  (J/10551)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AE641 of No 608 Sqn, which crashed near Chiraga.  He is buried in El Alia Cemetery

16-May

Flt Lt

BARLOW, ROBERT NORMAN GEORGE DFC (401899)  RAAF; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED927 AJ-E of No 617 Sqn, which flew into HT cables over Holland en-route to attack the Sorpe Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

16-May

Fg Off

BURGESS, PHILIP SIDNEY  (124881)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED927 AJ-E of No 617 Sqn, which flew into HT cables over Holland en-route to attack the Sorpe Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

16-May

Plt Off

GILLESPIE, ALAN  (144205)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED927 AJ-E of No 617 Sqn, which flew into HT cables over Holland en-route to attack the Sorpe Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

16-May

Fg Off

GLINZ, HARVEY STERLING  (J/10212)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED927 AJ-E of No 617 Sqn, which flew into HT cables over Holland en-route to attack the Sorpe Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

16-May

Sgt

LIDDELL, JACK ROBERT GEORGE  (1338282)  RAFVR; age: 18

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED927 AJ-E of No 617 Sqn, which flew into HT cables over Holland en-route to attack the Sorpe Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

16-May

Plt Off

WHILLIS, SAMUEL LESLIE  (144619)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED927 AJ-E of No 617 Sqn, which flew into HT cables over Holland en-route to attack the Sorpe Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

16-May

Fg Off

WILLIAMS, CHARLES ROWLAND  (405224)  RAAF; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED927 AJ-E of No 617 Sqn, which flew into HT cables over Holland en-route to attack the Sorpe Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

16-May

Flt Sgt

McDOWELL, JAMES  (R/101749)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED934 AJ-K of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on Texel en-route to attack the Sorpe Dam.  He is buried in Harlingen General Cemetery

16-May

Plt Off

BYERS, VERNON WILLIAM  (J/17474)  RCAF; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED934 AJ-K of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on Texel en-route to attack the Sorpe Dam.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

Sgt

JARVIE, CHARLES MCALLISTER  (1058757)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED934 AJ-K of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on Texel en-route to attack the Sorpe Dam.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

Sgt

TAYLOR, ALASTAIR JAMES  (575430)  RAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED934 AJ-K of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on Texel en-route to attack the Sorpe Dam.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

Fg Off

WARNER, JAMES HERBERT  (128619)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED934 AJ-K of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on Texel en-route to attack the Sorpe Dam.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

Plt Off

WHITAKER, ARTHUR NEVILLE  (144777)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED934 AJ-K of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on Texel en-route to attack the Sorpe Dam.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

Sgt

WILKINSON, JOHN  (1025280)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED934 AJ-K of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on Texel en-route to attack the Sorpe Dam.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

WO I

OTTO, ALLAN WALTER  (R/ 68549)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EP668 of No 12 ASC, which crashed on take off from Es Souda in Algeria following a forced landing.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba

16-May

Fg Off

STEVENETT, KENNETH ALLISON  (122097)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, P9326 of No 53 OTU, which spun into the ground near Navenby whilst executing a roll.  He is buried in Navenby Cemetery

16-May

Fg Off

McDONELL, JOHN DONALD  (J/13408)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, X4326 of No 8 (C) OTU, which dived into the ground near Fort William.  He is buried in Inverness (Tomnahurich) Cemetery

16-May

LAC

GREEN, ROBERT HAROLD  (1171020)  RAFVR; age: 28

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

16-May

AC1

HERDMAN, CHARLES  (1544648)  RAFVR; age: 37

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

16-May

AC2

WHITE, EDWIN THOMAS WILLIAM  (2207201)  RAFVR; age: 18

He was serving in the UK and died in a hospital in East Yorkshire.  He is buried in Chelmsford (Writtle Road) Cemetery.

16-May

AC1

CARTER, JOSEPH JOHN  (1173720)  RAFVR; age: 34

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 Exeter.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery

16-May

AC1

JONES, GWILYM SAMUEL  (1538260)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Lutterworth (No S).  He is buried in Llysfaen (St Cynfran) Churchyard

16-May

ACW1

WILTON, LAVINIA BEATRIX EILEEN  (2003603)  WAAF; age: 19

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

17-May

Sgt

PERRISS, LEONARD RAYMOND  (1258149)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, EL342 of No 27 Sqn, which crashed short of the runway and exploded when the fel tanks ruptured.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

17-May

Flt Sgt

NORMAN, JOHN BEDFORD  (1208527)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, EL342 of No 27 Sqn, which crashed short of the runway and exploded when the fel tanks ruptured.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

17-May

Sgt

WRIGHT, LESLIE CHARLES  (1294453)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF398 AA-P of No 75 Sqn, which crashed near Stoke-on-Trent following a double engine failure during a training flight.  He is buried in Charlton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

17-May

Sgt

FRANCIS, ALAN JOHN  (1815847)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF398 AA-P of No 75 Sqn, which was abandoned near Stoke-on-Trent following a double engine failure during a training flight, but he did not survive.  He is buried in Shrewsbury General Cemetery

17-May

Flt Sgt

FERMOR, SYDNEY CHARLES  (1390455)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, V8709 of No 96 Sqn, which was lost on an Evening Ranger to Chartres.  He is buried in Rambouillet Communal Cemetery

17-May

Fg Off

HUNT, ANTHONY  (47772)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, V8709 of No 96 Sqn, which was lost on an Evening Ranger to Chartres.  He is buried in Rambouillet Communal Cemetery

17-May

WO

BARNES, ARTHUR  (404541)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB456 'D' of No 215 Sqn, which is thought to have been shot down by flak during a raid on Meiktila in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-May

Flt Sgt

CROSS, ROBERT  (1153491)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB456 'D' of No 215 Sqn, which is thought to have been shot down by flak during a raid on Meiktila in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-May

WO

EDWARDS, CHRISTOPHER LYNTON  (404238)  RAAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB456 'D' of No 215 Sqn, which is thought to have been shot down by flak during a raid on Meiktila in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-May

Flt Lt

GUEST, JOHN ALBERT  (J/6499)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB456 'D' of No 215 Sqn, which is thought to have been shot down by flak during a raid on Meiktila in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-May

WO

WHYTE, JACK BERNARD  (404473)  RAAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB456 'D' of No 215 Sqn, which is thought to have been shot down by flak during a raid on Meiktila in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-May

Flt Sgt

WILMORE, JAMES WATSON  (1071529)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB456 'D' of No 215 Sqn, which is thought to have been shot down by flak during a raid on Meiktila in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-May

S/Chef

BOURGES, Y ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS123 of No 341 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s during Circus 299.  

17-May

Flt Lt

ASTELL, WILLIAM  (60283)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED864 AJ-B of No 617 Sqn, which flew into HT cables near Marbeck en-route to attack the Mohne Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

17-May

Sgt

BOLITHO, RICHARD  (1211045)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED864 AJ-B of No 617 Sqn, which flew into HT cables near Marbeck en-route to attack the Mohne Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

17-May

Flt Sgt

GARBAS, FRANCIS ANTHONY  (R/103201)  RCAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED864 AJ-B of No 617 Sqn, which flew into HT cables near Marbeck en-route to attack the Mohne Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

17-May

WO II

GARSHOWITZ, ABRAM  (R/84377)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED864 AJ-B of No 617 Sqn, which flew into HT cables near Marbeck en-route to attack the Mohne Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

17-May

Fg Off

HOPKINSON, DONALD  (127817)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED864 AJ-B of No 617 Sqn, which flew into HT cables near Marbeck en-route to attack the Mohne Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

17-May

Sgt

KINNEAR, JOHN  (635123)  RAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED864 AJ-B of No 617 Sqn, which flew into HT cables near Marbeck en-route to attack the Mohne Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

17-May

Plt Off

WILE, FLOYD ALVIN  (J/16872)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED864 AJ-B of No 617 Sqn, which flew into HT cables near Marbeck en-route to attack the Mohne Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

17-May

WO II

ARTHUR, JAMES LAMB  (R/119416)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED865 AJ-S of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Gilze Rijen en-route to attack the Sorpe Dam.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

17-May

WO II

BRADY, JOSEPH GORDON  (R/93554)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED865 AJ-S of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Gilze Rijen en-route to attack the Sorpe Dam.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

17-May

Plt Off

BURPEE, LEWIS JOHNSTONE  (J/17115)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED865 AJ-S of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Gilze Rijen en-route to attack the Sorpe Dam.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

17-May

Sgt

JAYE, THOMAS  (1299446)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED865 AJ-S of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Gilze Rijen en-route to attack the Sorpe Dam.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

17-May

Sgt

LONG, WILLIAM CHARLES ARTHUR  (1600540)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED865 AJ-S of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Gilze Rijen en-route to attack the Sorpe Dam.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

17-May

Sgt

PEGLER, GUY  (573474)  RAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED865 AJ-S of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Gilze Rijen en-route to attack the Sorpe Dam.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

17-May

Plt Off

WELLER, LEONARD GEORGE  (142507)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED865 AJ-S of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Gilze Rijen en-route to attack the Sorpe Dam.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

17-May

Sgt

HORSFALL, DAVID TAYLOR  (568924)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED887 AJ-A of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off  the Dutch coast having successfully attacked the Mohne Dam and acted as deputy leader of the attack on the Eder Dam.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery

17-May

Sgt

IBBOTSON, WILFRED  (655431)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED887 AJ-A of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off  the Dutch coast having successfully attacked the Mohne Dam and acted as deputy leader of the attack on the Eder Dam.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery

17-May

Fg Off

MacCAUSLAND, VINCENT SANFORD  (J/15309)  RCAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED887 AJ-A of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off  the Dutch coast having successfully attacked the Mohne Dam and acted as deputy leader of the attack on the Eder Dam.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery

17-May

Flt Sgt

ROBERTS, CHARLES WALPOLE  (1269945)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED887 AJ-A of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off  the Dutch coast having successfully attacked the Mohne Dam and acted as deputy leader of the attack on the Eder Dam.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery

17-May

Sgt

YEO, GORDON ARTHUR  (1317656)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED887 AJ-A of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off  the Dutch coast having successfully attacked the Mohne Dam and acted as deputy leader of the attack on the Eder Dam.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery

17-May

Sqn Ldr

YOUNG, HENRY MELVIN  (72478)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED887 AJ-A of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off  the Dutch coast having successfully attacked the Mohne Dam and acted as deputy leader of the attack on the Eder Dam.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery

17-May

Flt Lt

ONLEY, ARNOLD GREENLEAVES  (118358)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED887 AJ-A of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off  the Dutch coast having successfully attacked the Mohne Dam and acted as deputy leader of the attack on the Eder Dam.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba

17-May

Fg Off

BARRETT, JACK KENNETH  (115775)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED910 AJ-C of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Heessen en-route to attack the Lister Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

17-May

Sgt

GUTERMAN, JACK  (1172550)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED910 AJ-C of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Heessen en-route to attack the Lister Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

17-May

Flt Sgt

JOHNSTON, THOMAS BARR  (1060657)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED910 AJ-C of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Heessen en-route to attack the Lister Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

17-May

Sgt

MARSDEN, RONALD  (568415)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED910 AJ-C of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Heessen en-route to attack the Lister Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

17-May

Plt Off

OTTLEY, WARNER  (141460)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED910 AJ-C of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Heessen en-route to attack the Lister Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

17-May

Sgt

STRANGE, HARRY JOHN  (1395453)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED910 AJ-C of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Heessen en-route to attack the Lister Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

17-May

Sgt

BRENNAN, CHARLES  (942037)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED925 AJ-M of No 617 Sqn, which crashed near the target after being caught in the blast from its own bomb during the attack on the Mohne Dam.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

17-May

Fg Off

EARNSHAW, KENNETH  (J/10891)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED925 AJ-M of No 617 Sqn, which crashed near the target after being caught in the blast from its own bomb during the attack on the Mohne Dam.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

17-May

Fg Off

GREGORY, GEORGE HENRY FORD GOODWIN  (141285)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED925 AJ-M of No 617 Sqn, which crashed near the target after being caught in the blast from its own bomb during the attack on the Mohne Dam.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

17-May

Flt Lt

HOPGOOD, JOHN VERE  (61281)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED925 AJ-M of No 617 Sqn, which crashed near the target after being caught in the blast from its own bomb during the attack on the Mohne Dam.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

17-May

Sgt

MINCHIN, JOHN WILLIAM  (1181097)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED925 AJ-M of No 617 Sqn, which crashed near the target after being caught in the blast from its own bomb during the attack on the Mohne Dam.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

17-May

Sgt

BURROWS, NORMAN RUPERT  (1503094)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED937 AJ-Z of No 617 Sqn, which crashed near Emmerich after being hit by light flak having previously been damaged by the blast from its own bomb as it attacked the Eder Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

17-May

WO II

COTTAM, ALDEN PRESTON  (R/93558)  RCAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED937 AJ-Z of No 617 Sqn, which crashed near Emmerich after being hit by light flak having previously been damaged by the blast from its own bomb as it attacked the Eder Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

17-May

Plt Off

FULLER, MICHAEL JOHN DAVID  (143760)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED937 AJ-Z of No 617 Sqn, which crashed near Emmerich after being hit by light flak having previously been damaged by the blast from its own bomb as it attacked the Eder Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

17-May

Sgt

MARRIOTT, JOHN  (1003474)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED937 AJ-Z of No 617 Sqn, which crashed near Emmerich after being hit by light flak having previously been damaged by the blast from its own bomb as it attacked the Eder Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

17-May

Sqn Ldr

MAUDSLAY, HENRY ERIC  (62275)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED937 AJ-Z of No 617 Sqn, which crashed near Emmerich after being hit by light flak having previously been damaged by the blast from its own bomb as it attacked the Eder Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

17-May

Fg Off

TYTHERLEIGH, WILLIAM JOHN  (120851)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED937 AJ-Z of No 617 Sqn, which crashed near Emmerich after being hit by light flak having previously been damaged by the blast from its own bomb as it attacked the Eder Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

17-May

Fg Off

URQUHART, ROBERT ALEXANDER  (J/9763)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED937 AJ-Z of No 617 Sqn, which crashed near Emmerich after being hit by light flak having previously been damaged by the blast from its own bomb as it attacked the Eder Dam.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

17-May

Fg Off

BOWLEY, ROBERT GEORGE DFC (416015)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4004 of No 10 (RAAF), which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

Fg Off

CORLESS, VICTOR JAMES  (401913)  RAAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4004 of No 10 (RAAF), which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

Sgt

DORAN, TERENCE HENRY  (20388)  RAAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4004 of No 10 (RAAF), which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

Sgt

HOGG, JACK HAMILTON  (32834)  RAAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4004 of No 10 (RAAF), which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

WO

JACKSON, JOHN EDWARD  (405209)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4004 of No 10 (RAAF), which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

WO

KELLY, JOSEPH COLWYN  (407986)  RAAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4004 of No 10 (RAAF), which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

Flt Lt

McKENZIE, MALCOLM KEITH  (408662)  RAAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4004 of No 10 (RAAF), which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

Plt Off

McLEOD, NORMAN JAMES  (207727)  RAAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4004 of No 10 (RAAF), which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

LAC

MURDOCH, JAMES  (21704)  RAAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4004 of No 10 (RAAF), which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

Sqn Ldr

PATRICK, THOMAS WYLIE  (1761)  RAAF; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4004 of No 10 (RAAF), which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

Sgt

PEARCE, JAMES ANDREW  (27195)  RAAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4004 of No 10 (RAAF), which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

Fg Off

RIDINGS, KENNETH LOVETT  (416613)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W4004 of No 10 (RAAF), which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

Sgt

CASSTLES, JOHN HAMILTON  (1039199)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9438 'J' of No 10 OTU, which was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

Sgt

EVANS, GERALD DOUGLAS  (1393533)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9438 'J' of No 10 OTU, which was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

Sgt

HAMILTON, JOHN LEOPOLD  (1259434)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9438 'J' of No 10 OTU, which was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

Sgt

JOHNSON, ROBERT ERIC LOWDEN  (1130408)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9438 'J' of No 10 OTU, which was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

Sgt

SEIGAL, DAVID  (1399211)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9438 'J' of No 10 OTU, which was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

Sgt

TEWFIK, RAYMOND KHALIL  (1334754)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9438 'J' of No 10 OTU, which was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

Sgt

FLEMINGTON, WILLIAM BLACK  (539042)  RAF; age: 26

He had been serving with No 153 MU when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Haruku.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

17-May

AC2

PARSONS, JOHN MELVIN  (931330)  RAFVR; age: 32

He had been serving with No 153 MU when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Haruku.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

17-May

Flt Sgt

HAWKINS, ARTHUR THOMAS  (949897)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD295 UO-N of No 19 OTU, which flew into high ground whilst attempting to fix their position during a nigh t cross-country and bombing exercise.  He is buried in Bilston Cemetery

17-May

Fg Off

BARRIE, ALEXANDER CHALMERS  (132743)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD295 UO-N of No 19 OTU, which flew into high ground whilst attempting to fix their position during a nigh t cross-country and bombing exercise.  He is buried in Fauldhouse Cemetery

17-May

Sgt

HARTLEY, RONALD  (1459940)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD295 UO-N of No 19 OTU, which flew into high ground whilst attempting to fix their position during a nigh t cross-country and bombing exercise.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey burial Ground

17-May

Sgt

SAMPSON, KENNETH JOHN  (1337716)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD295 UO-N of No 19 OTU, which flew into high ground whilst attempting to fix their position during a nigh t cross-country and bombing exercise.  He is buried in Melcombe Regis Cemetery

17-May

Sgt

EDWARDS, MORGAN  (1072140)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JM244 of No 304 FTU, which flew into the ground near Ferndale, Glamorgan whilst low flying.  He is buried in Aberdare (Bryn-y-Gaer) Cemetery

17-May

Flt Sgt

UNDERWOOD, DAVID JOHN  (1260064)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JM244 of No 304 FTU, which flew into the ground near Ferndale, Glamorgan whilst low flying.  He is buried in Rhondda (Ferndale) Cemetery

17-May

Sgt

ANNETTS, PERCY RONALD  (1337453)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, EG269 of No 5 AOS, which flew into the ground near Tadcaster.  He is buried in Drybrook (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

17-May

Sgt

BLEIER, JIRI  (788340)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, EG269 of No 5 AOS, which flew into the ground near Tadcaster.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

17-May

Plt Off

RHODES, HARRY  (144038)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, EG269 of No 5 AOS, which flew into the ground near Tadcaster.  He is buried in Southport (Birkdale) Cemetery

17-May

Sgt

WATKINS, GERALD HENRY CHARLES  (1128063)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, EG269 of No 5 AOS, which flew into the ground near Tadcaster.  He is buried in Stoke Goldington (St Peter) Churchyard

17-May

LAC

WILSON, PETER GEOFFREY  (1624056)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, EG269 of No 5 AOS, which flew into the ground near Tadcaster.  He was cremated at  Manchester Crematorium

17-May

LAC

MORGAN, CECIL JAMES FREDERICK  (1406021)  RAFVR; age: 39

He was serving with No 568 AMES at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery

17-May

Sgt

BARKER, HARRY KENNETH  (1383134)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX735 of No 7 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

Fg Off

BRIDGE, ROBERT  (125997)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX735 of No 7 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

Sgt

HILL, ERNEST CHARLES JOHN  (1314929)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX735 of No 7 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

Sgt

McCREADY, HERBERT GEORGE HORATIO  (1024867)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX735 of No 7 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

Sgt

ORR, ARCHIBALD  (1373639)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX735 of No 7 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

LAC

GILES, REGINALD HENRY  (1575652)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 863 AMES at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

17-May

Cpl

PENMAN, GEORGE VERDUN BELL  (970589)  RAFVR; age: 26

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 at Haruku.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

17-May

Cpl

ARNOTT, THOMSON  (802570)  AuxAF; age: 23

He was serving in the UK and was killed when he was knocked down by a car on Bannerdown Hill in Bath.  He is buried in Glasgow (Craigton) Cemetery.

17-May

Sgt

NEWTON, JAMES HERBER  (1384178)  RAFVR; age: 20

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

17-May

LAC

WARNES, STANLEY CHARLES  (1284402)  RAFVR; age: 31

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 Westminster.  He is buried in Hardingham (St George) Churchyard

18-May

Flt Sgt

WHITALL, FREDERICK KEENE  (1334728)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, DN246 'A' of No 3 Sqn, which was shot down by flak or fighters shortly after attacking the airfield at Poix.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-May

Fg Off

INWOOD, ROBERT  (130468)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, DN598 'Z' of No 3 Sqn, which was shot down by flak or fighters shortly after attacking the airfield at Poix.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-May

Fg Off

GILL, LEONARD GEORGE  (119885)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, R8835 'M' of No 3 Sqn, which was shot down by flak or fighters shortly after attacking the airfield at Poix.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery

18-May

Sgt

BAILEY, VICTOR  (1218846)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, R8879 'D' of No 3 Sqn, which was shot down by flak or fighters shortly after attacking the airfield at Poix.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-May

Fg Off

HALL, DOUGLAS ROSS  (413061)  RNZAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, R8979 'N' of No 3 Sqn, which was shot down by flak or fighters shortly after attacking the airfield at Poix.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

18-May

Cpl

MURRIN, WILFRED FRANCIS  (549592)  RAF; age: 23

He was serving with No 41 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Folkestone.  He is buried in Bow (or Nymet Tracey) (St Bartholomew) Churchyard Extension

18-May

Fg Off

MUSGRAVE, EDWARD LANCELOT  (403528)  RAAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Whirlwind I, P7063 of No 137 Sqn, which failed to return from a night shipping recce.  He is buried in Pihen-les Guines War Cemetery

18-May

Sgt

SMITH, THOMAS  (1021395)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK701 OJ-G of No 149 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the Loire Estuary during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in St Gilles-sur-Vie Communal Cemetery

18-May

Sgt

BOYES, JOSEPH EDWARD  (1482187)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK701 OJ-G of No 149 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the Loire Estuary during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in St Hilaire-de-Riez Communal Cemetery

18-May

Sgt

BIDDULPH, SIDNEY  (1482431)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK701 OJ-G of No 149 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the Loire Estuary during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-May

Sgt

SCOTNEY, CECIL CLAUDE DANIELS  (531018)  RAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK701 OJ-G of No 149 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the Loire Estuary during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-May

Wg Cdr

IVINS, DONALD VERNON  (22086)  RAF; age: 36

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ712 of No 151 Sqn, which failed to return from an Evening Ranger to Lavel.  He is buried in Dinard English Cemetery

18-May

WO

DALY, WILLIAM PATRICK  (931401)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ712 of No 151 Sqn, which failed to return from an Evening Ranger to Lavel.  He is buried in Dinard English Cemetery

18-May

Sgt

BOUSFIELD, JAMES WILLIAM  (1611311)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV931 of No 162 Sqn, which failed to return from an ELINT sortie of Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

18-May

Plt Off

CHEESE, CHARLES ALBERT  (130692)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV931 of No 162 Sqn, which failed to return from an ELINT sortie of Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

18-May

Sgt

EASTWICK, ARTHUR LESLIE GM (1207444)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV931 of No 162 Sqn, which failed to return from an ELINT sortie of Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

18-May

Flt Sgt

McCARTHY, CHARLES LESLIE  (656857)  RAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV931 of No 162 Sqn, which failed to return from an ELINT sortie of Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

18-May

Sgt

McKIM, ARNOLD DOYLE  (R/81031)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV931 of No 162 Sqn, which failed to return from an ELINT sortie of Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

18-May

Flt Sgt

MUIR, JAMES DAVID AFM (1344013)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV931 of No 162 Sqn, which failed to return from an ELINT sortie of Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

18-May

Sgt

PARRY, DOUGLAS  (1315233)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV931 of No 162 Sqn, which failed to return from an ELINT sortie of Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

18-May

Flt Lt

VAN DER LINDEN, HENDRIK DENIS  (42545)  RAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV931 of No 162 Sqn, which failed to return from an ELINT sortie of Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

18-May

WO

CLARKE, RICHARD JAMES  (403949)  RNZAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, LA988 'V' of No 215 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against targets of opportunity in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

18-May

WO

ISING, GEOFFREY ERNEST  (407076)  RAAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, LA988 'V' of No 215 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against targets of opportunity in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

18-May

Sgt

MURRAY, JOHN ANDREW  (1306727)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, LA988 'V' of No 215 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against targets of opportunity in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

18-May

Flt Sgt

NICE, HAROLD RAYMOND  (939368)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, LA988 'V' of No 215 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against targets of opportunity in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

18-May

Sgt

SMITHSON, HAROLD THOMAS  (1050942)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, LA988 'V' of No 215 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against targets of opportunity in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

18-May

Flt Sgt

STANFORD, BERTRAM JAMES  (411543)  RAAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, LA988 'V' of No 215 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against targets of opportunity in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

18-May

Fg Off

BURTON, ALLEN HENLEY  (125752)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, EJ977 of No 247 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Fairlop.  He is buried in Petersfield Cemetery

18-May

Plt Off

FYFE, WALLACE SAUNDERS  (146041)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD713 of No 410 Sqn, which failed to return from a Night Ranger to Bremen.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

18-May

Fg Off

BOUCHARD, HARRY OSCAR  (J/10298)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD713 of No 410 Sqn, which failed to return from a Night Ranger to Bremen.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

18-May

WO II

McGEE, LAWRENCE EDWARD  (R/89530)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AN153 of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a convoy.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

18-May

WO II

JACKSON, GEORGE BERTRAM  (R/83435)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AN153 of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a convoy.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

18-May

WO II

RAMEY, EDWARD JOHN  (R/73316)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AN153 of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a convoy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-May

Sgt

STEWARD, JABEZ HAROLD  (1291128)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AN153 of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a convoy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-May

Fg Off

WATHEN, KEITH CAMERON  (401004)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L6055 'D' of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a convoy.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

18-May

Fg Off

BURGESS, LEONARD GORDON  (117719)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L6055 'D' of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a convoy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-May

Fg Off

CRAWFORD, JOHN MAXWELL  (120922)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L6055 'D' of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a convoy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-May

Flt Sgt

SYKES, IAN MURRAY  (413786)  RNZAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L6055 'D' of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a convoy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-May

ACW1

BRAND, HELEN ROSS  (2116411)  WAAF; age: 20

She was killed whilst serving with No 953 Sqn, when site 53/18 received a direct hit from a high explosive bomb during a raid on Cardiff.  She is buried in Keith (Broomhill) Cemetery

18-May

LACW

STANNARD, BETTY MARY  (2068971)  WAAF; age: 21

She was killed whilst serving with No 953 Sqn, when site 53/18 received a direct hit from a high explosive bomb during a raid on Cardiff.  She is buried in Benenden (St George) Churchyard

18-May

LACW

MacASKILL, MARY  (2045888)  WAAF; age: 22

She was killed whilst serving with No 953 Sqn, when site 53/18 received a direct hit from a high explosive bomb during a raid on Cardiff.  She is buried in Kincardine Cemetery, Ross and Cromarty

18-May

Sgt

PRIME, FREDERICK VICTOR  (89078)  RAF; age: ?

He was serving with No 136 MAD and died in South Africa, cause unknown.  He is buried in Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery

18-May

Sgt

SHEARER, GORDON ALEXANDER  (1451605)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Cornell, 10626 of No 33 EFTS.  He is buried in Caron Municipal Cemetery

18-May

LAC

SIMPSON, THOMAS KELLY JAMESON  (1566910)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Cornell, 10626 of No 33 EFTS, which .  He is buried in Caron Municipal Cemetery

18-May

LAC

SEDDON, JOSEPH  (1801713)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth, 4001 of No 35 EFTS.  He is buried in Neepawa (Riverside) Cemetery

18-May

Flt Lt

MASON, KENNETH REAVLEY  (66563)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T7777 of No 4 EFTS, which was hit by N9189 of the same unit on landing at Bellasize.  He is buried in Elloughton (St Mary) Churchyard

18-May

Fg Off

RATHBONE, HAROLD  (112726)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T7777 of No 4 EFTS, which was hit by N9189 of the same unit on landing at Bellasize.  He is buried in Hull Western Synagogue Cemetery

18-May

Sgt

COOPER, JOHN JAMES  (1214085)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, N9189 of No 4 EFTS, which crashed into T7777 of the same unit during an overshoot at Bellasize.  He is buried in Leeds (Armley) Cemetery

18-May

Sgt

BURNS, JOHN  (1029148)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX735 of No 7(C)OTU, which failed to return from a navigation training flight over the Atlantic.  He is buried in Monk Helseden (Blackhall) Cemetery

18-May

Sgt

MYCOCK, WILLIAM  (1477933)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX735 of No 7(C)OTU, which failed to return from a navigation training flight over the Atlantic.  He is buried in Silksworth (St Matthew) Churchyard

18-May

Sgt

BRADBURY, FRANK RONALD  (1212185)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX735 of No 7(C)OTU, which failed to return from a navigation training flight over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-May

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CODE, PETER BRYSON  (J/14853)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX735 of No 7(C)OTU, which failed to return from a navigation training flight over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-May

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LAWRENCE, WILLIAM  (408771)  RAAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX735 of No 7(C)OTU, which failed to return from a navigation training flight over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-May

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STONE, DONALD CASTLEMAN  (127880)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX735 of No 7(C)OTU, which failed to return from a navigation training flight over the Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-May

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SZYMONSKI, Tomasz (P.0607)  PAF; age: 41

He was serving with the P.S.P. and died in Auchentroig Hospital, Drymen in the County of Stirling, Scotland.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Corstorphine Hill) Cemetery

18-May

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RUSSELL, KEITH ROSS  (37921)  RAF; 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 Luton.  He is buried in Harpenden (Westfield) Cemetery

18-May

ACW2

ALLEN, CLARICE LILIAN  (475512)  WAAF; age: 23

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 Worcester.  She is buried in West Bromwich Cemetery

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