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Casualties - 19 - 22 May 1943


19-May

Sgt

ALLISON, JOHN EDWARD  (634077)  RAF; age: 22

He was serving with No 113 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

19-May

Plt Off

BARHAM, REGINALD GEORGE  (142028)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL947 of No 224 Sqn, which was probably shot down by Ju 88s whilst on patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is buried in St Columb Major Cemetery

19-May

Fg Off

REISNER, RUSSELL MELVIN  (J/20215)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK122 of No 295 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off with a glider in tow (which was released) at maximum loading, it could have suffered an engine failure.  He is buried in Bransgore (St Mary) Churchyard

19-May

Fg Off

HILTON, FRANK  (118642)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK122 of No 295 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off with a glider in tow (which was released) at maximum loading, it could have suffered an engine failure.  He is buried in Ince-in-Makerfield Cemetery

19-May

Sgt

WILSON, FRANK WILLIAM  (1264036)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK122 of No 295 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off with a glider in tow (which was released) at maximum loading, it could have suffered an engine failure.  He is buried in Thurrock (Chadwell St Mary) Cemetery

19-May

Sgt

PHIPPS, PATRICK JOHN  (941330)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK122 of No 295 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off with a glider in tow (which was released) at maximum loading, it could have suffered an engine failure.  He is buried in Wyre Piddle Churchyard

19-May

Flt Lt

DZIEGIELEWSKI, Antoni (P.0373)  PAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ288 of No 307 Sqn, which failed to return from an Evening Ranger to Nantes.  He is buried in

19-May

Flt Lt

WEGIEL, Adam (P.0045)  PAF; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ288 of No 307 Sqn, which failed to return from an Evening Ranger to Nantes.  He is buried in

19-May

Flt Sgt

KEEPING, JOHN ROSS  (R/98537)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2084 of No 489 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sortie in thr Skagerrak.  He is buried in Sola Churchyard

19-May

Flt Sgt

EASTON, REGINALD WILLIAM  (1214326)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2084 of No 489 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sortie in thr Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-May

WO I

McEACHERN, GERALD JOSEPH  (R/61464)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2084 of No 489 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sortie in thr Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-May

Flt Sgt

WHITSED, EDWARD MILES  (655909)  RAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2084 of No 489 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sortie in thr Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-May

Sgt

O'GORMAN, JOHN GREGORY  (R/6597)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V4022 of No 14 (P) AFU, which spun into the ground near East Retford.  He is buried in Harpswell (St Chad) Churchyard

19-May

Sgt

SANDERSON, JOHN EDWARD  (1339053)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8837 of No 14 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames when an engine failed on take off from Cottesmore.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension

19-May

Fg Off

BUTLER, GERALD JAMES  (J/15234)  RCAF; age: 24

He drowned whilst paddling a canoe in Findhorn Bay whilst serving with No 19 OTU.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground

19-May

WO

CUNNOLD-COOK, ARTHUR RONALD  (404338)  RNZAF; age: 24

He drowned whilst paddling a canoe in Findhorn Bay whilst serving with No 19 OTU.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground

19-May

AC1

FERRETT, JOHN OSWALD FRANCIS  (1315308)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 2 WOU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

19-May

LAC

WADDEMS, DOUGLAS VINCENT  (1150164)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Master, 2839 of No 25 AS, which broke up in the air and crashed near Standerton.  He is buried in Standerton Cemetery

19-May

Sgt

KEMSLEY, ROSS NEWCOMBE  (417203)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, N9198 of No 29 EFTS, which crashed near Steeple Langford in Wiltshire after hitting power cables whilst flying at low level.  He is buried in Salisbury (London Road) Cemetery

19-May

AC1

GASKELL, FRANK  (1018493)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was serving with No 305 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

19-May

Sgt

ALLAN, ROBERT  (1555479)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ437 of No 310 FTU, which spun into the ground at Westbury following an engine failure.  He is buried in Bicester Cemetery

19-May

Plt Off

THOMPSON, HAROLD GEOFFREY ALLEN  (138393)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ437 of No 310 FTU, which spun into the ground at Westbury following an engine failure.  He is buried in Bicester Cemetery

19-May

Sgt

BARNES, SYDNEY ROY  (1317678)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ437 of No 310 FTU, which spun into the ground at Westbury following an engine failure.  He is buried in Bicester Cemetery

19-May

Plt Off

VAN CLEAF, RAYMOND KENNETH  (J/17409)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ437 of No 310 FTU, which spun into the ground at Westbury following an engine failure.  He is buried in Bicester Cemetery

19-May

Sgt

ROBERTS, EDWARD JAMES  (1292360)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ437 of No 310 FTU, which spun into the ground at Westbury following an engine failure.  He is buried in Higham (St Mary) Churchyard

19-May

A/Cdre

NORMAN, Sir HENRY NIGEL ST. VALERY  ()  RAF; age: 45

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH168 of No 38 Wing, which crashed in an attempted forced landing shortly after taking off from St Eval following an engine failure.  He is buried in Clifferdine Wood, Rendcomb

19-May

Plt Off

ROTENBERG, ARTHUR  (J/16615)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH168 of No 38 Wing, which crashed in an attempted forced landing shortly after taking off from St Eval following an engine failure.  He is buried in St Columb Major Cemetery

19-May

Flt Lt

PARRY, NOEL  (79170)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Tutor, 722 of No 48 AS, which .  He is buried in East London (East Bank) Cemetery

19-May

Sgt

SEATON-WILLIAMS, CLAUDE RANDOLPH  (1321920)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, X4768 of No 53 OTU, which dived into the ground near South Kelsey, Lincolnshire.  He is buried in Boreham Wood (All Saints) Churchyard

19-May

Plt Off

WELLEKENS, JEAN LOUIS AUGUST  (141836)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIA, Z2978 of No 55 OTU, which spun into the ground at Blackford in Cumberland.  He is buried in The Maidenhead Register

19-May

LAC

EMERY, NORMAN  (1004349)  RAFVR; age: ?

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

19-May

Sgt

SMITH, KENNETH  (1500410)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death but he may have died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death is registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Bolton (Astley Bridge) Cemetery

19-May

Cpl

LARDEAU, FRANK  (540348)  RAF; 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 Bridgend.  He is buried in Caerphilly (Penyrheol) Cemetery

19-May

AC2

OAKES, WILLIAM SYDNEY  (2213956)  RAFVR; age: 43

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 Scarborough.  He is buried in Moston (St Joseph's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

19-May

Sgt

HARTWELL, RONALD ALFRED  (1213407)  RAFVR; age: 22

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 Coventry (London Road) Cemetery

19-May

Cpl

SANDERSON, ERNEST  (1091652)  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 Wakefield (38), Cleveland (55).  He is buried in Sheffield (City Road) Cemetery

20-May

Fg Off

NORTH, ERIC CONWAY  (136927)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AG579 of No 4 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Terschelling following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-May

Sgt

KIRK, IAN EWING  (403220)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA927 of No 8 Sqn, which dived into the sea at night off Khormaksar.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery

20-May

LAC

WHITE, WILLIAM ALEXANDER  (574431)  RAF; age: 19

He was serving with No 204 Sqn 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 Bournemouth East Cemetery

20-May

WO

BAXTER, RAY JOHN  (403593)  RNZAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE121 'G' of No 215 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an operation in the Kyaukpyu area of Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-May

Plt Off

PITCHERS, DAVID ALEXANDER  (123453)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE121 'G' of No 215 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an operation in the Kyaukpyu area of Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-May

Flt Sgt

RIDDLE, DENYS WALTER  (1382695)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE121 'G' of No 215 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an operation in the Kyaukpyu area of Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-May

Sgt

ROBSON, THOMAS  (946307)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE121 'G' of No 215 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an operation in the Kyaukpyu area of Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-May

Fg Off

SYKES, PETER ROY CROMPTON  (130128)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE121 'G' of No 215 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an operation in the Kyaukpyu area of Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-May

Sgt

WATLING, NORMAN CLAUDE  (953426)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HE121 'G' of No 215 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an operation in the Kyaukpyu area of Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-May

Flt Sgt

CAMPBELL, ARCHIBALD  (1371720)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ368 of No 540 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing near Newbury.  He is buried in Perth (Wellshill) Cemetery

20-May

Sgt

ARKLE, JAMES (JIMMY)  (1109187)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ368 of No 540 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing near Newbury.  He is buried in Ripon Cemetery

20-May

Sgt

HOLT, GEORGE JAMES  (1029596)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, EH464 of No 1 OADU, which was shot down on a ferry flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-May

Sgt

NEWHAM, NORMAN KENNETH  (1553549)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, EH464 of No 1 OADU, which was shot down on a ferry flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-May

Fg Off

SIMONDS, EDWARD GUY  (47783)  RAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, EH464 of No 1 OADU, which was shot down on a ferry flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-May

LAC

GENGE, RALPH KENNETH  (1392690)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIB, FE561 of No 1 SFTS, which crashed at Elmvale in Ontario.  He is buried in Barrie Union Cemetery.

20-May

Sgt

DEWHURST, EDGAR  (32960)  RAAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3986 of No 10 (RAAF), which exploded in the air near the Eddystone lighthouse.  He is buried in Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery

20-May

Sgt

OWEN, NORMAN JAMES  (32847)  RAAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3986 of No 10 (RAAF), which exploded in the air near the Eddystone lighthouse.  He is buried in Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery

20-May

Fg Off

CLELAND, WILLIAM ROBERT  (415006)  RAAF; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3986 of No 10 (RAAF), which exploded in the air near the Eddystone lighthouse.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-May

Sgt

DOWELL, RONALD WILLIAM BRUCE  (5933)  RAAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3986 of No 10 (RAAF), which exploded in the air near the Eddystone lighthouse.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-May

Sgt

HUNTER, IRWIN  (19070)  RAAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3986 of No 10 (RAAF), which exploded in the air near the Eddystone lighthouse.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-May

Sgt

McCOMBIE, PATRICK  (32523)  RAAF; age: 35

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3986 of No 10 (RAAF), which exploded in the air near the Eddystone lighthouse.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-May

Sgt

MOORE, REGINALD STANLEY  (20127)  RAAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3986 of No 10 (RAAF), which exploded in the air near the Eddystone lighthouse.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-May

Fg Off

PATSTON, VINCENT JOHN  (412831)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3986 of No 10 (RAAF), which exploded in the air near the Eddystone lighthouse.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-May

Flt Sgt

POLLOCK, NORMAN DONALD  (409741)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3986 of No 10 (RAAF), which exploded in the air near the Eddystone lighthouse.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-May

Flt Lt

SAUNDERS, DENIS  (401836)  RAAF; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3986 of No 10 (RAAF), which exploded in the air near the Eddystone lighthouse.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-May

Fg Off

SMITH, GRAHAM LLOYD THORNEOE  (405524)  RAAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3986 of No 10 (RAAF), which exploded in the air near the Eddystone lighthouse.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-May

Sgt

WALKER, GRAHAM MONTGOMERY  (17645)  RAAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3986 of No 10 (RAAF), which exploded in the air near the Eddystone lighthouse.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-May

LAC

McCLELLAN, GEORGE  (1065885)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was serving with No 117 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

20-May

Cpl

HUDSON, HAROLD WILLIAM CHARLES  (956060)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was serving with No 139 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery

20-May

LAC

RIDLEY, ARTHUR DIXON  (1050875)  RAFVR; age: 22

He had been serving with No 151 MU when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Haruku.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

20-May

AC1

WARNETT, RICHARD  (1028435)  RAFVR; age: 31

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

20-May

Cpl

CHAPMAN, ALAN VIVIEN SAMUEL  (622785)  RAF; age: 22

He was serving with No 215 Grp at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Basra War Cemetery

20-May

Fg Off

MOORE, ALBERT HENRY  (131805)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was serving with No 222 Grp at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

20-May

AC1

PHILLIPS, DENNIS JAMES  (1275154)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 26 PTC at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery

20-May

AC1

GUNN, ARTHUR ALFRED  (1393467)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was serving with No 379 AMES at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery

20-May

Flt Lt

KNIGHT, MICHAEL CLIFFORD  (65527)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, R8709 of No 59 OTU, which crashed immediately after take-off from Milfield due to an engine failure.  He is buried in Kirknewton (St Gregory) Churchyard

20-May

Plt Off

WALLACE, HARRY JAMES  (150159)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DM202 of No 7 (P) AFU, which crashed on take off from Sibson.  He is buried in Peterborough (Eastfield) Cemetery

20-May

AC1

ISAAC, JOHN ALBERT  (1272715)  RAFVR; age: 32

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

20-May

LAC

HANDIBODE, PETER JAMES  (521753)  RAF; age: 29

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

20-May

Sqn Ldr

BASHFORD, EDGAR VALETTA  (10065)  RAF; age: 56

He was serving in the UK and died of gunshot wounds in Blackpool, an inquest returning a verdict of suicide.  He is buried in Blackpool (Carleton) Cemetery

20-May

Cpl

PLAICE, JOHN ROBERT  (1466697)  RAFVR; age: 38

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 Greenwich.  He was cremated at  Camberwell (Honor Oak) Crematorium

20-May

AC2

BAKER, HARRY ERNEST  (1639678)  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 Hendon.  He is buried in City of WestMinster (Paddington) Cemetery, Mill Hill

20-May

Sgt

CHAPMAN, THOMAS ARNOLD  (571423)  RAF; age: 22

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 Barnard Castle Nonconformist Cemetery

21-May

Fg Off

SIMPSON, NEVILLE FRANCIS DAVIS  (400664)  RAAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7619 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese fighters whilst undertaking a radar calibration sortie.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

21-May

Plt Off

PIGDON, CHARLES  (52071)  RAF; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7619 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese fighters whilst undertaking a radar calibration sortie.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

21-May

Plt Off

CUBITT, COLIN LLOYD  (408027)  RAAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7619 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese fighters whilst undertaking a radar calibration sortie.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

21-May

Plt Off

STOKES, REGINALD JAMES  (406373)  RAAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7619 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese fighters whilst undertaking a radar calibration sortie.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

21-May

Sgt

HUTTON, CHARLES PETER  (573547)  RAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7619 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese fighters whilst undertaking a radar calibration sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

21-May

Flt Sgt

O''BRIEN, FREDERICK PATRICK  (1292258)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, R2184 of No 29 Sqn, which crashed into the near Bradwell Bay during a defensive patrol.  He is buried in Brightlingsea (All Saints) Churchyard

21-May

Fg Off

COLLINGS, MARSHALL BAILEY  (129729)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, R2184 of No 29 Sqn, which crashed into the near Bradwell Bay during a defensive patrol.  He is buried in St Endellion (St Endellienta) Churchyard

21-May

Flt Lt

BOWES, RODERICK RUSSELL HERBERT DFC (407543)  RAAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, ? of No 79 Sqn, which was possibly shot down by fighters during an interception from 'Hay' airfield.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

21-May

Flt Sgt

BURCHARD, KENNETH  (415287)  RNZAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN880 of No 79 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during an interception from 'Hay' airfield.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

21-May

LAC

SCOTT, WILLIAM MARTIN  (901729)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was serving with No 81 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery

21-May

LAC

HARDING, ALAN VERNON  (1530954)  RAFVR; age: 20

He had been serving with No 84 Sqn and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Liang, Ambon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

21-May

AC1

HAILS, WILLIAM  (625445)  RAF; age: 24

He was serving with No 108 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery

21-May

WO

FRIENDLY, JOCELYN  (581211)  RAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ464 XD-C of No 139 Sqn, which was lost during an attack on rail targets in Orleans.  He is buried in Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-sur-Mer

21-May

Sqn Ldr

HARCOURT, VERNON RALPH GARCIA  (41790)  RAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ464 XD-C of No 139 Sqn, which was lost during an attack on rail targets in Orleans.  He is buried in Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-sur-Mer

21-May

Sgt

CAMPS, ALBERT  (1133327)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BF510 OJ-P of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Sgt

COOK, GEORGE THOMAS  (1094187)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BF510 OJ-P of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Sgt

HALL, ERNEST WILLIAM  (1215546)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BF510 OJ-P of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Sgt

JAMES, ALLAN  (1577790)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BF510 OJ-P of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Sgt

SHELVINGTON, WALTER HENRY ARTHUR  (1575168)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BF510 OJ-P of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Sgt

TOMLIN, CYRIL EDWARD  (1435137)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BF510 OJ-P of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Sgt

WARBURTON, JOHN STANLEY  (1565412)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BF510 OJ-P of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Sgt

DEWSON, WILLIAM JOHN  (1045186)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ183 of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Sicilian airfields.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

21-May

Fg Off

DOWLE, HENRY EDWARD  (126995)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ183 of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Sicilian airfields.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

21-May

Sgt

HUGHES, GRAEME MICHAEL  (1233517)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ183 of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Sicilian airfields.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

21-May

Sgt

SMITH, ALFRED GEORGE WILLIAM  (1295124)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ183 of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Sicilian airfields.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

21-May

Sgt

WILLIAMS, ARTHUR ROBERT  (1330333)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ183 of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Sicilian airfields.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

21-May

Flt Lt

ATKINS, JAMES EDWARD  (88676)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, JL514 of No 227 Sqn, which was shot down over the Aegean by return fire from a Ju 52 it was attacking.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

21-May

Fg Off

WELLINGTON, ROBERT LEE  (49108)  RAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, JL514 of No 227 Sqn, which was shot down over the Aegean by return fire from a Ju 52 it was attacking.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

21-May

Flt Sgt

BRASSEL, TERENCE JOSEPH  (412892)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ257 of No 466 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Flt Sgt

HORNER, EDWARD THOMAS  (409306)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ257 of No 466 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Sgt

LANE, ARTHUR FREDERICK  (1386890)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ257 of No 466 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Flt Sgt

MORTON, OSWALD PERCY  (409727)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ257 of No 466 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Flt Sgt

ROSS, ANGUS DONALD MACKAY  (24818)  RAAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ257 of No 466 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Flt Sgt

MACAULAY, THOMAS JAMES  (1059937)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant II, AA658 of No 515 Sqn, which was abandoned during a patrol over the Channel, but he was not rescued.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Sgt

WAGER, GEOFFREY HERBERT  (1607021)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant II, AA658 of No 515 Sqn, which was abandoned during a patrol over the Channel, but he was not rescued.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Sgt

ADAMS, CHARLES CORRINGHAM  (1233714)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, HJ661 of No 605 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie to Evreux.  He is buried in Grandcourt War Cemetery

21-May

Sgt

WRIGHT, EDDIE  (1510735)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, HJ661 of No 605 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie to Evreux.  He is buried in Grandcourt War Cemetery

21-May

AC1

PARRIS, SIDNEY JAMES  (1318457)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 5051 (Airfield Construction) Sqn, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery

21-May

Sgt

BROWN, ALFRED  (1039746)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Wellington VIII, LB187 of No 1 TTU, which flew into the Firth of Clyde off Ailsa Craig during a practice drop at night.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Sgt

DEAN, RONALD  (1087504)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in either Wellington VIII, LB193 of No 1 TTU, which possibly collided with LB237 off Ailsa Craig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Sgt

GIBSON, LESLIE TREVETHAN  (1091023)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in either Wellington VIII, LB193 of No 1 TTU, which possibly collided with LB237 off Ailsa Craig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Sgt

CHAMBERS, WILLIAM VICTOR  (1384655)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Wellington VIII, LB237 of No 1 TTU, which possibly collided with LB193 off Ailsa Craig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Sgt

CLARKE, THOMAS BRIAN  (1236744)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Wellington VIII, LB237 of No 1 TTU, which possibly collided with LB193 off Ailsa Craig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Flt Sgt

FORSYTH-JOHNSON, JOHN FREDERICK  (1383232)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Wellington VIII, LB237 of No 1 TTU, which possibly collided with LB193 off Ailsa Craig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Sgt

JONES, CYRIL  (980210)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Wellington VIII, LB237 of No 1 TTU, which possibly collided with LB193 off Ailsa Craig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Sgt

LOWE, BERTRAM HARRINGTON  (658389)  RAF; age: 27

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Wellington VIII, LB237 of No 1 TTU, which possibly collided with LB193 off Ailsa Craig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

 

? ()  RCAF; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FR365 'CD' of No 111 OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the Caribbean.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial

21-May

 

? ()  RCAF; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FR365 'CD' of No 111 OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the Caribbean.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial

21-May

Flt Sgt

ATKINS-TALLENTIRE, THOMAS WILLIAM VINCENT  (1256272)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FR365 'CD' of No 111 OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the Caribbean.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial

21-May

Fg Off

CLEARY, ALASTAIR GRANT  (421022)  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FR365 'CD' of No 111 OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the Caribbean.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial

21-May

Sgt

DURRANT, ERNEST WILLIAM  (1146794)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FR365 'CD' of No 111 OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the Caribbean.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial

21-May

Fg Off

THOMAS, JOHN EWART  (107956)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FR365 'CD' of No 111 OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the Caribbean.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial

21-May

LAC

EDWARDS, FRANCIS ERNEST  (702072)  RAFVR; age: ?

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

21-May

Fg Off

FORSYTH, ARCHIBALD DOUGLAS VINCENT  (403957)  RNZAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, R6271 of No 42 OTU, which crashed shortly after take-off as a result of hitting power cables across a valley at Waterhouses.  He is buried in Ashbourne Cemetery

21-May

LAC

HALESTRAP, HARRY CHARLES  (1521896)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, R6271 of No 42 OTU, which crashed shortly after take-off as a result of hitting power cables across a valley at Waterhouses.  He is buried in Bishop's Stortford Old Cemetery

21-May

Cpl

SYLVESTER, HARRY GARNET  (1157864)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, R6271 of No 42 OTU, which crashed shortly after take-off as a result of hitting power cables across a valley at Waterhouses.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

21-May

Fg Off

ROSS, EARLE JAMES  (J/16068)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EP763 GK-P of No 52 OTU, which crashed near Somerford in Wiltshire whilst undertaking low level aerobatics.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

21-May

Fg Off

EMBERY, KENNETH ALFRED  (133971)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was probably  killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE546 of No 6 (C) OTU, which flew into the Irish Sea off Ross Island in Cumberland during a Leigh Light practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Sgt

KMEC, JAN  (654733)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was probably  killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE546 of No 6 (C) OTU, which flew into the Irish Sea off Ross Island in Cumberland during a Leigh Light practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Sgt

PODBORSKY, MIROSLAV  (787692)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was probably  killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE546 of No 6 (C) OTU, which flew into the Irish Sea off Ross Island in Cumberland during a Leigh Light practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Sgt

ASHTON, JAMES  (1392315)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, ED156 of No 6 (P) AFU, which spun into the ground shortly after taking off from Chipping Norton.  He is buried in Cheltenham Cemetery

21-May

Flt Sgt

WEARN, LESLIE ALLAN  (R/127520)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, X4839 of No 8 (C) OTU, which was last seen flying in cloud during a navigation exercise, presumed to have come down in the sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

Sgt

BASSNETT, HERBERT  (530959)  RAF; age: 28

He had been serving at RAF Seletar when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Hakadate in Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery

21-May

AC1

SHOWELL, ERIC LINFORD GROVES  (1252098)  RAFVR; age: 28

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

21-May

Sgt

ESAU, EDWIN  (1393290)  RAFVR; age: 20

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

21-May

AC2

HOOK, JESSE  (1652067)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving in the UK 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 Carlton Cemetery

21-May

SO

SEELEY, DOREEN MARGARET  (5540)  WAAF; age: 24

She was serving in the UK and died in Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex, cause unknown.  She is buried in/or was cremated at  East Finchley Cemetery and St Marylebone Crematorium.

21-May

AC2

GREGSON, NORMAN VINCENT  (756170)  RAFVR; 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 Knaresborough.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

21-May

Cpl

LAISHLEY, JAMES ERNEST  (864180)  AuxAF; age: 45

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 Marylebone.  He is buried in Kensal Green (St Mary's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

21-May

Sgt

HARRIS, HARRY HUBERT CHARLES  (1377270)  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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery

22-May

Flt Sgt

STEWART, WILLIAM ALEXANDER  (655551)  RAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX606 'C' of No 40 Sqn, which crashed during an air test.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

22-May

AC1

LANSDELL, MARTIN GORDON  (1211773)  RAFVR; age: 20

He had been serving with No 84 Sqn and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in tHakadate area of Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery

22-May

LAC

KIRKHAM, WILLIAM ALFRED  (944053)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 126 Sqn, and was killed whilst working on either Spitfire EN290 or JK230, when Wellington X, HE765 'V' of No 37 Sqn crashed into blast pens at Luqa whilst attempting to land following an engine fire.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

22-May

Flt Sgt

RENNOLDS, JAMES  (994458)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 136 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

22-May

Sgt

BOOTHROYD, STANLEY  (636558)  RAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB329 NF-Z of No 138 Sqn, which crashed into a polder in Holland during a SOE sortie.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery

22-May

Sgt

WILD, WILLIAM HENRY  (1504089)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB329 NF-Z of No 138 Sqn, which crashed into a polder in Holland during a SOE sortie.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery

22-May

AC1

SLINGER, FRANK JOHN  (1032829)  RAFVR; age: 32

He had been serving with No 211 Sqn but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Liang.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

22-May

Fg Off

HICKEY, DUDLEY JOHN  (405907)  RAAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, T5114 or X8079 of No 272 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s during an armed recce.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

22-May

Sgt

LAVIN, PATRICK JOSEPH  (1534024)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, T5114 or X8079 of No 272 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s during an armed recce.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

22-May

Sgt

LAW, DONALD NORMAN  (1437606)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, T5114 or X8079 of No 272 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s during an armed recce.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

22-May

Sgt

SCHOFIELD, ARTHUR HARRY MURRAY  (1393520)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, T5114 or X8079 of No 272 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s during an armed recce.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

22-May

S/Chef

Cohen, L FFAF ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, AL285 OA-Q of No 342 Sqn, which crashed near Rougham after hitting a tree whilst flying at low level on a training flight.   

22-May

C/C

Deserteaux, C A FFAF ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, AL285 OA-Q of No 342 Sqn, which crashed near Rougham after hitting a tree whilst flying at low level on a training flight.  

22-May

Plt Off

Jaquinot, R R S FFAF ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, AL285 OA-Q of No 342 Sqn, which crashed near Rougham after hitting a tree whilst flying at low level on a training flight.  

22-May

Fg Off

DOUGLAS, ARLIE BERTON  (J/20854)  RCAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE177 NA-G of No 428 Sqn, which crashed on an overshoot at East Moor on its return from a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery

22-May

Flt Sgt

FREWEN, STANLEY D.  (R/120897)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE177 NA-G of No 428 Sqn, which crashed on an overshoot at East Moor on its return from a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery

22-May

Flt Sgt

GRENON, ALFRED JOSEPH  (R/119705)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE177 NA-G of No 428 Sqn, which crashed on an overshoot at East Moor on its return from a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery

22-May

Flt Sgt

SIMPSON, ALEXANDER JAMES  (R/114570)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE177 NA-G of No 428 Sqn, which crashed on an overshoot at East Moor on its return from a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery

22-May

Flt Sgt

BRAND, PETER HEALEY  (R/135031)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE899 NA-B of No 428 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-May

Flt Sgt

EDWARDS, EMERY KENNETH  (R/105371)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE899 NA-B of No 428 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-May

Flt Sgt

HAGAN, ROBERT EDWARD  (R/120914)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE899 NA-B of No 428 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-May

Flt Sgt

MAGNUSSON, CLARENCE NORRIS  (R/124246)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE899 NA-B of No 428 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-May

Flt Sgt

SUTTON, WALTER CHARLES  (R/144189)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE899 NA-B of No 428 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-May

Sgt

BUCK, ROBERT ALFRED  (1385277)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE200 SE-P of No 431 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-May

Sgt

MARSHALL, ALEXANDER JOHN  (1339496)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE200 SE-P of No 431 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-May

Sgt

McMANUS, ALFRED GEORGE  (1334932)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE200 SE-P of No 431 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-May

Sgt

WILLIAMS, HUGH CHARLES  (1389188)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE200 SE-P of No 431 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-May

Sgt

WILLIAMS, REES ARTHUR  (1239188)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE200 SE-P of No 431 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-May

AC2

FULLER, REGINALD CYRIL  (1717658)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 2807 Sqn RAF Regiment, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Ampthill.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

22-May

AC1

PORTER, FREDERICK HARRY BURDESS  (1683562)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, HM727 of No 15 (P) AFU, which dived into ground at Minterns Hill near Beaminster, Dorset.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery

22-May

Flt Sgt

SWAN, WILLIAM ROBERTSON  (409336)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, HM727 of No 15 (P) AFU, which dived into ground at Minterns Hill near Beaminster, Dorset.  He is buried in Taunton (St Mary's) Cemetery

22-May

Fg Off

BISHOP, DOUGLAS VERNON  (124671)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM305 of No 1656 HCU, which was lost without a trace on a cross-country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-May

Fg Off

COOMES, ROY JOHN  (134716)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM305 of No 1656 HCU, which was lost without a trace on a cross-country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-May

Sgt

GODFREY, STANLEY  (1146107)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM305 of No 1656 HCU, which was lost without a trace on a cross-country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-May

Sgt

POTTER, GEORGE HENRY  (1386331)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM305 of No 1656 HCU, which was lost without a trace on a cross-country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-May

Sgt

POTTS, NORMAN  (909213)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM305 of No 1656 HCU, which was lost without a trace on a cross-country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-May

Sgt

STEVENSON, ALEXANDER BERTRAM  (1210218)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM305 of No 1656 HCU, which was lost without a trace on a cross-country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-May

Sgt

WRIGHT, ERIC CHARLES  (992607)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM305 of No 1656 HCU, which was lost without a trace on a cross-country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-May

Sgt

BIELAWSKI, Jozef (P.784148)  ; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ656  of No 18 OTU, which broke up in the air near Winslow in Buckinghamshire during a daylight cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard

22-May

Sgt

BORKOWSKI, Stanislaw (P.703153)  ; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ656  of No 18 OTU, which broke up in the air near Winslow in Buckinghamshire during a daylight cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard

22-May

Flt Lt

KLOSINSKI, Antoni (P.0193)  ; age: 39

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ656  of No 18 OTU, which broke up in the air near Winslow in Buckinghamshire during a daylight cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard

22-May

Sgt

KUNKA, Feliks (P.794647)  ; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ656  of No 18 OTU, which broke up in the air near Winslow in Buckinghamshire during a daylight cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard

22-May

Sgt

NENKO, Jozef (P.780193)  ; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ656  of No 18 OTU, which broke up in the air near Winslow in Buckinghamshire during a daylight cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard

22-May

Cpl

WAUGH, DONALD  (621556)  RAF; age: 23

He was serving with No 211 Grp at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

22-May

LAC

CLEWS, ERNEST ALFRED  (778312)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was serving with No 24 CAOS at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Gweru Cemetery

22-May

AC2

BEARD, ARTHUR BRENTALL  (1181077)  RAFVR; age: 29

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

22-May

AC1

PETERS, RONALD (932780)  RAF; age: ?

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

22-May

Fg Off

HIGGINS, DENNIS PORTER  (114605)  RAFVR; age: 36

He was serving at HQ 9th USAAF at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery

22-May

Cpl

LAKEMAN, WILLIAM ALFRED  (345049)  RAF; age: ?

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

22-May

Cpl

NELSON, ALFRED  (1125744)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was serving with the Parachute Training School and was killed in a parachute jumping accident whilst training to be a parachute jump instructor at Ringway.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

22-May

Sqn Ldr

ELGAR, CHARLES ROBINSON  (90009)  AuxAF; 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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Bobbing (St Bartholomew) Churchyard

22-May

ACW2

HARDCASTLE, ROSINA DOREEN  (2144297)  WAAF; age: 18

He was serving with No 35 Sqn at the time of her death but she may have died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as her death is registered in Ely.  She is buried in Ely Cemetery.

22-May

ACW1

BURNETT, JOAN  (2054564)  WAAF; age: 21

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death but he may have died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death is registered in Uxbridge.  She is buried in Sheffield (Shiregreen) Cemetery

22-May

AC2

GREENHAM, GEORGE ALBERT  (1669758)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was serving in the UK and was killed when he broke his neck in a fall from the window of his room at a Church Army Hostel in Gloucester whilst on a 36 hours leave.  He is buried in St Pancras Cemetery.

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