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Casualties - 27 - 29 May 1943


27-May

AC1

POTTER, V J  (913914)  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

27-May

Sgt

LISTER, GEORGE PEARSON  (1064071)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ467 GB-P of No 105 Sqn, which came down near Diepholz during a raid on the Zeiss optical works in Jena.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

27-May

Plt Off

MASSIE, RONALD  (48894)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ467 GB-P of No 105 Sqn, which came down near Diepholz during a raid on the Zeiss optical works in Jena.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

27-May

Fg Off

BUSH, KENNETH STANLEY  (136704)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ483 GB-R of No 105 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Marham on its return from a raid on the Zeiss optical works in Jena.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

27-May

Fg Off

REA, ALAN JAMES  (132174)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ483 GB-R of No 105 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Marham on its return from a raid on the Zeiss optical works in Jena.  He is buried in Marham Cemetery

27-May

Fg Off

DEAN, GEORGE ERNEST  (120672)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ605 XD-D of No 139 Sqn, which crashed after colliding with power cables whilst attempting to land at Coltishall on its return from a raid on the Schott glass works in Jena.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

27-May

Flt Lt

SUTHERLAND, WILLDON SIMPSON DRYSDALE  (117689)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ605 XD-D of No 139 Sqn, which crashed after colliding with power cables whilst attempting to land at Coltishall on its return from a raid on the Schott glass works in Jena.  He is buried in Muckhart Parish Churchyard

27-May

Plt Off

MORRIS, JOHN ERNEST  (134363)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ381 XD-W of No 139 Sqn, which collided with DZ602 whilst avoiding light flak during a raid on the Schott glass works in Jena.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

27-May

Flt Lt

SUTTON, HAROLD RANSOM  (J/3722)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ381 XD-W of No 139 Sqn, which collided with DZ602 whilst avoiding light flak during a raid on the Schott glass works in Jena.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

27-May

Fg Off

OPENSHAW, FREDERICK  (120489)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ602 XD-R of No 139 Sqn, which collided with DZ381 whilst avoiding light flak during a raid on the Schott glass works in Jena.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

27-May

Sgt

STONESTREET, ALFRED NEWMAN  (1325380)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ602 XD-R of No 139 Sqn, which collided with DZ381 whilst avoiding light flak during a raid on the Schott glass works in Jena.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

27-May

AC2

GRIFFITHS, ARTHUR MERVIN  (710304)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 144 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery

27-May

Sqn Ldr

ST. AUBYN, EDWARD FITZROY  (90055)  AuxAF; age: ?

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AL968 of No 170 Sqn, which flew into the North Sea off Flamborough during a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-May

AC2

TYLER, CECIL JOHN  (1232861)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Haruku of No 211 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

27-May

Flt Sgt

BEWLEY, EDWARD WILLIAM CARPENTER  (567170)  RAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in He died in Japnaese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Haruku of No 211 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

27-May

Fg Off

FITZGERALD, WILLIAM VINCENT  (42294)  RNZAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF405 HA-U of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-May

Sgt

HUBBARD, HENRY THOMAS GEORGE  (1331086)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF405 HA-U of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-May

Flt Sgt

MATHIAS, GEOFFREY ALAN  (415073)  RNZAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF405 HA-U of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-May

Flt Sgt

MILLS, WILLIAM DAVID  (655255)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF405 HA-U of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-May

Sgt

MOORE, STANLEY  (1125511)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF405 HA-U of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-May

Sgt

SMITH, STANLEY  (1455802)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF405 HA-U of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-May

Plt Off

TRUE, JAMES BERNARD  (50285)  RAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BF405 HA-U of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-May

Fg Off

LE BLANC, VICTOR GUILLAUME  (123206)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BR636 of No 222 Sqn, which was probably abandoned off the Belgian coast following an engine failure on Rodeo 224.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-May

Plt Off

ARMSTRONG, ALBERT  (143130)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL404 of No 235 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce sortie off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-May

Flt Lt

CARSON, GEORGE HOWARD  (J/6384)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL404 of No 235 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce sortie off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-May

WO I

IRVINE, ALFRED  (R/95175)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N1675 of No 277 Sqn, which crashed at Meopham Green during a transit flight to Desford.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

27-May

Sgt

BETTRIDGE, FRANK  (1379755)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Walrus I, W2734 of No 283 Sqn, which sank following the loss of a wing float whilst trying rescue a P-38 pilot.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

27-May

Fg Off

PEAT, NORMAN WALLACE  (J/18751)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Walrus I, W2734 of No 283 Sqn, which sank following the loss of a wing float whilst trying rescue a P-38 pilot.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

27-May

Flt Sgt

METHVEN, JOHN BRUCE CRICHTON  (1268278)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant II, V1173 of No 10 AGS, which crashed Yarlside Mines, Roose, Lancashire.  He is buried in Barrow-in-Furness Cemetery

27-May

LAC

HOSH, GEORGE SYDNEY  (1330534)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant II, V1173 of No 10 AGS, which crashed Yarlside Mines, Roose, Lancashire.  He is buried in Chingford Mount Cemetery

27-May

LAC

HOLMES, FRANK CHARLES  (1161052)  RAFVR; age: 26

He had been serving with No 133 WU when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Haruku.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

27-May

LAC

PHILIP, STANLEY  (1139924)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9829 of No 14 OTU, which dived into the ground shortly after taking off from Cottesmore when a wing broke off during a manoeuvre.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension

27-May

Cpl

NORRIS, THOMAS JOHN  (744724)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9829 of No 14 OTU, which dived into the ground shortly after taking off from Cottesmore when a wing broke off during a manoeuvre.  He is buried in Fulham Palace Road Cemetery

27-May

Flt Lt

GILLIES, ALEXANDER MCMILLAN  (121503)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9829 of No 14 OTU, which dived into the ground shortly after taking off from Cottesmore when a wing broke off during a manoeuvre.  He is buried in New Kilpatrick (or Hillfoot) Cemetery

27-May

Sgt

MILLER, PETER ROBERT SHAW  (421745)  RNZAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V3949 of No 15 (P) AFU, which collided with another Oxford, ED136 of the same unit on the approach to Ramsbury.  He is buried in Andover Cemetery

27-May

Plt Off

MACKIE, WILLIAM GEORGE  (J/23631)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, EB783 of No 18 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground near Great Creaton in Northamptonshire during a low level navigation exercise.  He is buried in Rugby (Whinfield) Cemetery

27-May

Plt Off

MOLLET, LESLIE CLARENCE  (J/22836)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, EB783 of No 18 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground near Great Creaton in Northamptonshire during a low level navigation exercise.  He is buried in Rugby (Whinfield) Cemetery

27-May

WO II

WHITTAKER, JOHN MORTON  (R/102197)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, EB783 of No 18 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground near Great Creaton in Northamptonshire during a low level navigation exercise.  He is buried in Rugby (Whinfield) Cemetery

27-May

Fg Off

McQUALTER, MAX STANLEY  (413014)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, P3039 of No 55 OTU, which spun into the ground at Edderside during a cine-gun exercise.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low

27-May

Plt Off

LAMMIE, GEORGE  (131063)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was serving with the Arnold Scheme at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe

27-May

LAC

BAKER, PETER WILLIAM  (1399547)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was serving with Draft 7270 at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery

27-May

Plt Off

McCULLOCH, JOHN GODBOLT  ()  RAFO; age: 25

He was serving in East Africa at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Mombasa (Mbaraki) Cemetery

27-May

AC1

EDWARDS, STANLEY JOHN  (1280607)  RAFVR; age: 30

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

27-May

ACW2

WILLIAMS, BRENDA  (467390)  WAAF; 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 West Cheshire.  She is buried in Ellesmere Port (Overpool) Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

BEATTIE, STANLEY GRIEVE  (1347709)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB958 ZA-W of No 10 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Sleen General Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

BLACKBAROW, ERNEST BERNARD  (1317476)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB958 ZA-W of No 10 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Sleen General Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

BUCK, EDWARD SAMUEL  (1313328)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB958 ZA-W of No 10 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Sleen General Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

HOWARTH, JOHN  (1479264)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB958 ZA-W of No 10 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Sleen General Cemetery

28-May

Fg Off

RAWLINSON, GEORGE  (128872)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB958 ZA-W of No 10 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Sleen General Cemetery

28-May

Fg Off

CURTIS, EDWARD ROBERT  (128012)  RAFVR; age: 18

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB960 ZA-N of No 10 Sqn, which was lost on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

HALSTON, EDWARD GEORGE  (1392507)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB960 ZA-N of No 10 Sqn, which was lost on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

LEYLAND, RONALD  (1435154)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB960 ZA-N of No 10 Sqn, which was lost on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Fg Off

PARRY, EMLYN  (137569)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB960 ZA-N of No 10 Sqn, which was lost on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

WO

PRICE, HOWELL WARD  (520838)  RAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB960 ZA-N of No 10 Sqn, which was lost on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

WILLIAMS, FREDERICK GEORGE  (613496)  RAF; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB960 ZA-N of No 10 Sqn, which was lost on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Fg Off

GRIFFIN, ARTHUR CECIL MONTAGU  (116771)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura II, AJ444 of No 21 Sqn, which collided with Venture, AE686 whilst taking avoiding action on a raid to Zeebrugge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-May

Sgt

MILLER, FRANK  (1066777)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura II, AJ444 of No 21 Sqn, which collided with Venture, AE686 whilst taking avoiding action on a raid to Zeebrugge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-May

Sgt

MORRIS, FREDERICK ALLAN  (1120735)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura II, AJ444 of No 21 Sqn, which collided with Venture, AE686 whilst taking avoiding action on a raid to Zeebrugge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-May

Fg Off

PRATT, DAVID  (J/9245)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura II, AJ444 of No 21 Sqn, which collided with Venture, AE686 whilst taking avoiding action on a raid to Zeebrugge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-May

Sqn Ldr

EVANS, DAVID  (42491)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ264 of No 25 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Church Fenton.  He is buried in Bebington (St Andrew) Churchyard

28-May

Cpl

HOOKER, ALAN EDWARD  (546866)  RAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Haruku of No 27 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

28-May

Flt Sgt

AYRES, RICHARD JOSEPH  (1333632)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR795 TL-M of No 35 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

CAVILL, EDWARD  (654206)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR795 TL-M of No 35 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

CLEAVER, FRANK CHARLES  (1338423)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR795 TL-M of No 35 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Flt Sgt

HAGEMAN, RONALD  (569504)  RAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR795 TL-M of No 35 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

MARSHALL, LEONARD  (983679)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR795 TL-M of No 35 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

MILES, LESLIE JAMES  (1129300)  RAFVR; age: 36

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR795 TL-M of No 35 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

AC2

WEBSTER, JOHN STAFFORD  (1290450)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Haruku of No 36 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

AITKEN, ANDREW  (1367354)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR789 MH-Z of No 51 Sqn, which came down at Recklinghausen on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Flt Sgt

COTTON, ERNEST JAMES  (R/88868)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR789 MH-Z of No 51 Sqn, which came down at Recklinghausen on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

MASTIN, JOHN HENRY  (1395905)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR789 MH-Z of No 51 Sqn, which came down at Recklinghausen on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

SMITH, DOUGLAS JOHN  (1211893)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR789 MH-Z of No 51 Sqn, which came down at Recklinghausen on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Fg Off

WILSON, ALEXANDER BELL PATE  (129361)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR789 MH-Z of No 51 Sqn, which came down at Recklinghausen on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Fg Off

CAMPBELL, EDMUND FRASER  (126966)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK147 MP-A of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Steinfurt on a raid on Essen the previous night, he died from injuries in hospital the following day.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

ANDERSON, HARRY  (1435918)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK147 MP-A of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Steinfurt on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

ANDERSON, CHARLES BASIL  (955870)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD152 KN-Z of No 77 Sqn, which came down at Lavesum on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

BEADSMOORE, WILFRED REGINALD  (1380112)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD152 KN-Z of No 77 Sqn, which came down at Lavesum on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Flt Sgt

CLARKE, CECIL  (1497822)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD152 KN-Z of No 77 Sqn, which came down at Lavesum on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

GARRARD, GEOFFREY HERBERT  (1330009)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD152 KN-Z of No 77 Sqn, which came down at Lavesum on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

MANNING, WILLIAM ALFRED  (1300611)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD152 KN-Z of No 77 Sqn, which came down at Lavesum on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Fg Off

McGRATH, BERNARD CHRISTOPHER  (120663)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD152 KN-Z of No 77 Sqn, which came down at Lavesum on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Flt Sgt

O'GRADY, FRANCIS JOHN  (411811)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD152 KN-Z of No 77 Sqn, which came down at Lavesum on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Cpl

WARREN, CHARLES WILLIAM (917055)  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

28-May

Fg Off

BISHOP, STANLEY ADOLFSON  (J/13118)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED821 HW-A of No 100 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter at Witmarsum on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Wonseradeel (Witmarsum) Protestant Churchyard

28-May

Flt Sgt

CHAPMAN, ARTHUR EDWARD  (414764)  RAAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED821 HW-A of No 100 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter at Witmarsum on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Wonseradeel (Witmarsum) Protestant Churchyard

28-May

Sgt

COSGROVE, PETER MICHAEL  (1585898)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED821 HW-A of No 100 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter at Witmarsum on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Wonseradeel (Witmarsum) Protestant Churchyard

28-May

Sgt

FITCHETT, JAMES PARKER  (1150600)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED821 HW-A of No 100 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter at Witmarsum on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Wonseradeel (Witmarsum) Protestant Churchyard

28-May

Sgt

SHORT, ERIC  (1319336)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED821 HW-A of No 100 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter at Witmarsum on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Wonseradeel (Witmarsum) Protestant Churchyard

28-May

Fg Off

ENTWHISTLE, HARRY  (129576)  RAF; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD149 DY-H of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Waddenzee on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Wieringen (Hippolytushoef) General Cemetery

28-May

Fg Off

FEWTRELL, RONALD NORMAN  (130288)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD149 DY-H of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Waddenzee on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Wieringen (Hippolytushoef) General Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

HESLOP, THOMAS  (1143480)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD149 DY-H of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Waddenzee on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Wieringen (Hippolytushoef) General Cemetery

28-May

Fg Off

JEFFERY, JOHN DENZIL  (128889)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD149 DY-H of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Waddenzee on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Wieringen (Hippolytushoef) General Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

LOWINGS, JACK LOUIS STANLEY  (1322699)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD149 DY-H of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Waddenzee on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Wieringen (Hippolytushoef) General Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

SMITH, KENNETH JOSEPH  (1509397)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD149 DY-H of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Waddenzee on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Wieringen (Hippolytushoef) General Cemetery

28-May

Plt Off

ZAREIKIN, SAMUEL  (J/17716)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD149 DY-H of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Waddenzee on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Wieringen (Hippolytushoef) General Cemetery

28-May

Plt Off

LOGAN, RAY HUTCHINGS  (J/17599)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ432 HS-N of No 109 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter at Bleskensgraaf-en-Hofwegen on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Rotterdam (Crooswijk) General Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

BAKER, ERIC GORDON FAY BEAUMONT  (578114)  RAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS655 KO-M of No 115 Sqn, which exploded over the target after being hit flak on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Fg Off

COOPER, GEORGE WILLIAM  (124578)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS655 KO-M of No 115 Sqn, which exploded over the target after being hit flak on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

PARKER, GEORGE ALBERT  (1293717)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS655 KO-M of No 115 Sqn, which exploded over the target after being hit flak on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Fg Off

PYE, HALFORD DOUGLAS  (412736)  RNZAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS655 KO-M of No 115 Sqn, which exploded over the target after being hit flak on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Fg Off

REID, ROBERT RYLAND  (130931)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS655 KO-M of No 115 Sqn, which exploded over the target after being hit flak on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Fg Off

WILLIAMS, DAVID STUART  (130932)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS655 KO-M of No 115 Sqn, which exploded over the target after being hit flak on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Flt Sgt

LISTER, HILTON ARTHUR  (415538)  RNZAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4943 of No 156 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Ede General Cemetery

28-May

Flt Sgt

ROSS, DAVID  (412844)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4943 of No 156 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Ede General Cemetery

28-May

Flt Sgt

WALLACE, DAVID LAWSON  (415060)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4943 of No 156 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Ede General Cemetery.

28-May

Sgt

ATHA, JOHN LEONARD  (1436421)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR775 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Raalte General Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

ERDBEER, WILLIAM JOHN  (1037117)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR775 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Raalte General Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

HENDERSON, GEORGE  (1294468)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR775 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Raalte General Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

MANTHA, RENE REAL  (R/151473)  RCAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR775 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Raalte General Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

SIMMONS, JOHN  (1334759)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR775 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Raalte General Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

TILBURY, REGINALD ARTHUR  (1337416)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR775 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Raalte General Cemetery

28-May

Flt Sgt

WYATT, WILLIAM HUBERT  (R/99557)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR775 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Raalte General Cemetery

28-May

Fg Off

BROWN, THOMAS DAVID  (124924)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE752 AS-W of No 166 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Hengelo (Overijssel) General Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

GUEST, PERCY  (1167534)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE752 AS-W of No 166 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Hengelo (Overijssel) General Cemetery

28-May

Plt Off

JOHNSON, ARTHUR DENIS  (138812)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE752 AS-W of No 166 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Hengelo (Overijssel) General Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

RAYNER, NORMAN PERCIVAL  (1385954)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE752 AS-W of No 166 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Hengelo (Overijssel) General Cemetery

28-May

Flt Lt

TONKINSON, DONALD THOMAS  (51064)  RAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE752 AS-W of No 166 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Hengelo (Overijssel) General Cemetery

28-May

AC2

CLEMENT, DAVID EDWARD  (1417979)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was serving with No 177 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

28-May

Flt Sgt

COUPE, HAROLD  (1077010)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE634 EX-S of No 199 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter and crashed at Plantlunne Flugplatz on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

GLOVER, DAVIS WILLIAM  (1061009)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE634 EX-S of No 199 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter and crashed at Plantlunne Flugplatz on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

HUDSON, RICHARD TAYLOR ANTHONY  (1473515)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE634 EX-S of No 199 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter and crashed at Plantlunne Flugplatz on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

PYM, FREDERICK REGINALD  (657375)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE634 EX-S of No 199 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter and crashed at Plantlunne Flugplatz on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

WALLER, JOHN ROLAND SMITH  (1333615)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE634 EX-S of No 199 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter and crashed at Plantlunne Flugplatz on a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

28-May

LAC

STOREY, WILLIAM  (1303164)  RAFVR; age: ?

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

28-May

Cpl

THOMPSON, ARNOLD ALBERT WILLIAM  (637894)  RAF; age: 23

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

28-May

Fg Off

FUSINSKI, Jan Mieczyslaw (P.1719)  PAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ758 of No 307 Sqn, which failed to return from a night intruder sortie to Vechta.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

28-May

Fg Off

TABACZYNSKI, Stefan (P.10132)  PAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ758 of No 307 Sqn, which failed to return from a night intruder sortie to Vechta.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

28-May

Flt Sgt

ROGOWSKI, Jan Aleksander (P.781018)  PAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BR624 PK-B of No 315 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s off Dunkirk during Circus 305.  He is buried in Pihen-les Guines War Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

HOLMES, JAMES  (977737)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR807 LQ-G of No 405 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Flt Sgt

HOUSTON, JAMES YOUNG  (R/90327)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR807 LQ-G of No 405 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Flt Sgt

LEBIHAN, GABRIELL EMILE JOSEPH  (R/113437)  RCAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR807 LQ-G of No 405 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Fg Off

WILSON, GEORGE STEPHEN  (J/14175)  RCAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR807 LQ-G of No 405 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Flt Sgt

VEYS, JOSEPH VINCENT JOHN RAYMOND  (R/104910)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT674 EQ-A of No 408 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over the target on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

WO II

COMEAU, JOSEPH NAPOLEON PASCAL EUGENE  (R/117670)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT674 EQ-A of No 408 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over the target on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

WAGGETT, W E  (1581818)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT674 EQ-A of No 408 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over the target on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Fg Off

BEATON, ALEXANDER FARQUHAR  (J/13842)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ485 NA-G of No 428 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-May

Sgt

CHILVER, KENNETH GRAHAM  (1076367)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ485 NA-G of No 428 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-May

Flt Sgt

HART, GORDON GERALD  (R/111333)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ485 NA-G of No 428 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-May

Flt Sgt

O'HARA, GERALD CHURCHILL PATRICK  (R/110283)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ485 NA-G of No 428 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-May

WO I

THOMPSON, DENISON HILTON  (R/72344)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ485 NA-G of No 428 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-May

Flt Sgt

O'ROURKE, ARTHUR FRANCIS  (R/148749)  RCAF; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MS481 NA-Q of No 428 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea on its return from a raid on Essen after suffering an engine failure over the target and then being hit by flak off Terschelling.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-May

Plt Off

ALLAN, RALPH GRANT  (J/16754)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE294 QO-P of No 432 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-May

WO II

BAILEY, ALBERT GEORGE  (R/101346)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE294 QO-P of No 432 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-May

Fg Off

FARNHAM, JOHN ARLO  (J/12974)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE294 QO-P of No 432 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-May

Plt Off

MURRAY, ROSS MARSHALL  (J/17209)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE294 QO-P of No 432 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-May

Plt Off

TAYLOR, RALPH EDGAR DFM (J/18109)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE294 QO-P of No 432 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-May

Sgt

BLACKWELL, WILLIAM ALFRED  (1272014)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED804 AR-Z of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery

28-May

Flt Sgt

GRANT, JOHN ALEXANDER  (420661)  RAAF; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED804 AR-Z of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery

28-May

Fg Off

HARRISON, CHARLES  (131027)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED804 AR-Z of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery

28-May

Flt Sgt

KERR, ERNEST JAMES  (414697)  RAAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED804 AR-Z of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery

28-May

Fg Off

CAZALY, CUTHBERT KEITH  (132388)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED504 PO-K of No 467 Sqn, which came down near Bocholt on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Plt Off

CRIBBIN, GEORGE  (143426)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED504 PO-K of No 467 Sqn, which came down near Bocholt on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

DAVIS, EDWARD STRANGWAYS  (575812)  RAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED504 PO-K of No 467 Sqn, which came down near Bocholt on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Flt Lt

DESMOND, JOHN MATTHEW  (406641)  RAAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED504 PO-K of No 467 Sqn, which came down near Bocholt on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Plt Off

LOCKWOOD, JOHN NORMAN  (143430)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED504 PO-K of No 467 Sqn, which came down near Bocholt on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

WO

PADDON, GEORGE FREDERICK  (650462)  RAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED504 PO-K of No 467 Sqn, which came down near Bocholt on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Plt Off

RYALLS, JOHN RICHARD  (405217)  RAAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED504 PO-K of No 467 Sqn, which came down near Bocholt on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-May

Flt Sgt

GOULDEN, THOMAS  (1044413)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was serving with No 541 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-May

LAC

MAGUIRE, JOHN JOSEPH  (621253)  RAF; age: 23

He was serving with No 1 ACC at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery

28-May

Plt Off

HOPKINSON, FRED  (151817)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIB, FE553 of No 1 FIS, which crashed into Murray Township during  a routine training flight.  He is buried in Trenton (St George's) Cemetery.

28-May

Flt Sgt

DENNY, RUSSELL CHARLES  (415769)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6290 of No 11 RS, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft spun into the ground in the circuit at Hooton Park.  He is buried in Hooton (St Paul) Churchyard

28-May

Plt Off

MATTHEWS, RAY ARTHUR  (J/17577)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk III, FR221 of No 113 MU, which crashed into sand dunes near Castel Benito whilst practicing a blind approach.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

28-May

Flt Sgt

COAD, GRAHAM BRUCE  (416655)  RAAF; age: 18

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, R2283 of No 132 OTU, which crashed on take of due to an engine failure.  He is buried in Haddington (St Martin's) New burial Ground

28-May

Sgt

NELSON, FRANCIS LEON  (421026)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V4053 of No 15 (P) AFU, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed on an overshoot near Kelmscott.  He is buried in Watchfield Military Cemetery

28-May

LAC

ROGERSON, JOSEPH  (952920)  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

28-May

Sgt

NICHOLLS, ARTHUR ROBERT  (1315030)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE487 of No 3 (C) OTU, which spun into the ground near Wellingore.  He is buried in Bristol (Greenbank) Cemetery

28-May

Flt Sgt

ORDISH, ROBERT GILBERT  (1384396)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE487 of No 3 (C) OTU, which spun into the ground near Wellingore.  He is buried in Dagenham (Chadwell Heath) Cemetery

28-May

Flt Sgt

SNELL, BASIL FURNESS DFM (1113589)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE487 of No 3 (C) OTU, which spun into the ground near Wellingore.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

GILL, BASIL WILLIAM  (1129713)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, T9739 of No 3 GTS, which flew into ground at Alveley, near Bridgnorth.  He is buried in Leeds (Harehills) Cemetery

28-May

Flt Sgt

TYAS, HAROLD EMPSALL  (1027584)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, AL750 of No 307 FTU, which crashed on an overshoot at Talbenny.  He is buried in Brighouse Cemetery

28-May

Flt Sgt

RANKMORE, GORDON JOHN  (R/101981)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, AL750 of No 307 FTU, which crashed on an overshoot at Talbenny.  He is buried in Haverfordwest (City Road) Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

OLIVER, ERNEST FRED JESSE  (1386980)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, AL750 of No 307 FTU, which crashed on an overshoot at Talbenny.  He is buried in Morden Cemetery

28-May

LAC

GREEN, FRANK RICHARD  (1294622)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was serving with No 373 AMES at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery

28-May

Plt Off

LAVERY, ANDREW FLEMING  (151934)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK742 of No 45 Grp, which crashed immediately after taking off from Reykjavik.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery

28-May

Plt Off

WOODFIELD, DONALD EUGENA  (J/12452)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK742 of No 45 Grp, which crashed immediately after taking off from Reykjavik.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery

28-May

Plt Off

HAY, GORDON DOUGLAS  (J/13834)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK742 of No 45 Grp, which crashed immediately after taking off from Reykjavik.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery

28-May

Sgt

MEDHURST, LEONARD CYRIL  (512555)  RAF; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK742 of No 45 Grp, which crashed immediately after taking off from Reykjavik.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery

28-May

Fg Off

TAYLOR, JOHN BARKER  (412764)  RNZAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK742 of No 45 Grp, which crashed immediately after taking off from Reykjavik.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery

28-May

LAC

TUNNEY, WALTER  (1531020)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK742 of No 45 Grp, which crashed immediately after taking off from Reykjavik.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery

28-May

Fg Off

WARBURTON, FREDERIC HUGH  (132761)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L4503 of No 5 (C) OTU, which flew into Lough Neagh.  He is buried in Torquay Cemetery and Extension.

28-May

Sgt

CHARLES, DAVID OWEN  (1317495)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, P3771 of No 56 OTU, which crashed after hitting power cables whilst low flting near Auchtermuchty.  He is buried in Whitchurch (Pantmawr) Cemetery

28-May

Flt Sgt

DRAPER, JACK ARTHUR  (518877)  RAF; age: 29

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

28-May

Cpl

WARD, CECIL SPENCER  (908269)  RAFVR; age: 25

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

28-May

AC2

BROGDEN, JOHN PETER  (1126376)  RAFVR; age: 22

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

28-May

Plt Off

GREATWICH, HAROLD  (151065)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was serving with No 16 OTU and died at Sidlesham, Chichester, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bridgnorth Cemetery.

28-May

Cpl

SANDERSON, CHRISTOPHER SHIELDS  (1302205)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was serving in the UK and was killed when the jeep in which he was travelling overturned.  His death is registered in Oxford.  He is buried in Cotehill (St John) Churchyard, Wetheral.

28-May

WO

CHAPMAN, HUBERT HARRY  (335790)  RAF; 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 Porstmouth.  He is buried in Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery

29-May

Sgt

HEYWOOD, JOSEPH  (1437283)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL387 of No 27 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Shanywa during an attack on a train.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

29-May

Fg Off

STURROCK, DONALD GRAHAM  (J/12332)  RCAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL387 of No 27 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Shanywa during an attack on a train.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

29-May

Fg Off

DANIEL, ERIC FRANCIS  (126674)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 48 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

29-May

Fg Off

CORNELIUS, ROY CHARLES  (136162)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR717 NP-E of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Wuppertal.  He is buried in Ben M'sik European Cemetery

29-May

WO II

COOPER, JACK  (R/96182)  RCAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR717 NP-E of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Wuppertal.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

29-May

Sgt

DYKES, FRED  (987897)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR717 NP-E of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Wuppertal.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

29-May

Flt Sgt

ELLIS, WILLIAM MASON  (R/95905)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR717 NP-E of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Wuppertal.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

29-May

Fg Off

LUTHER, WALLACE CLIFFORD  (125696)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR717 NP-E of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Wuppertal.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

29-May

Sgt

SIMPSON, HARRY  (1183567)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR717 NP-E of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Wuppertal.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

29-May

Fg Off

WOODROFFE, DERRICK ROY  (127130)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR717 NP-E of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Wuppertal.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

29-May

Sgt

YOUNG, HORACE DERRICK  (1376146)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR717 NP-E of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Wuppertal.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

29-May

Sgt

BARRETT, NORMAN EDGAR  (632902)  RAF; age: 21

He was probably killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP298 of No 191 Sqn, when the nose was stoved in during a heavy landing at Karachi.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

29-May

AC2

FOLEY, SIDNEY RICHARD  (1336769)  RAFVR; age: 17

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

29-May

Flt Sgt

BERRY, ALBERT  (710051)  RAFVR; age: ?

He had been serving with No 242 Sqn and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Liang.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

29-May

Flt Sgt

WILLIAMS, MONTAGU NORMINTON  (931715)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Haverfordwest.  He is buried in Banstead (All Saints) Churchyard.

29-May

Flt Lt

DODS, WILLIAM STODART ESPIE  (403725)  RAAF; age: 34

He was serving with No 461 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

29-May

Sgt

BAZIRE, JOHN REAY  (1192694)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 937 Sqn, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Middleton-in-Teesdale (St Mary) Churchyard

29-May

LACW

SHIPP, ROSINA  (2075843)  WAAF; age: 35

She was killed/died whilst serving with No 961 Sqn, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, her death being registered in Dover (Skipp).  She is buried in Peterston-superly (St Peter) Churchyard.

29-May

LAC

WOOTTON, GEORGE ENOCH  (1305548)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 985 Sqn, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba

29-May

Cpl

PEPPER, CECIL FRANK  (1192353)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 1 ATU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

29-May

Plt Off

PETERS, SAMUEL GEORGE  (141718)  RAFVR; age: 23

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Oxford I, V4053 of No 1 BAS, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed on an overshoot near Kelmscott.  He is buried in Worthing (Durrington) Cemetery

29-May

AC2

WHITEHOUSE, WILLIAM RALPH  (1579728)  RAFVR; age: 18

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LB478 of No 11 (P) AFU, which dived into the ground at night at Little Wollascott, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire.  He is buried in Coseley (Providence) Baptist Chapelyard

29-May

Plt Off

FRANCIS, HUGH DYMOKE  (141137)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LB478 of No 11 (P) AFU, which dived into the ground at night at Little Wollascott, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire.  He is buried in Pinchbeck Cemetery

29-May

Flt Sgt

WOODLAND, WALTER HUGH JAMES  (1333952)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L6609 of No 12 (P) AFU, which crashed after taking off from Harlaxton following an engine failure.  He is buried in Thanington (St Nicholas) Churchyard

29-May

Sgt

ROSENSTEIN, SIMON  (R/135233)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, ED199 of No 18 (P) AFU, which crashed on take-off near Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry, Warwickshire.  He is buried in Birmingham (Brandwood End) Cemetery

29-May

AC2

BAND, GEORGE RUPERT  (1417073)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3704 of No 23 OTU, which crashed in Pershore after a wing broke away during a 'Wings for Victory' flypast over the town.  He is buried in Brimfield (St Michael) Churchyard

29-May

Cpl

ALLAN, HARRY  (1368090)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3704 of No 23 OTU, which crashed in Pershore after a wing broke away during a 'Wings for Victory' flypast over the town.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Piershill) Cemetery

29-May

AC2

GRAVELL, WILLIAM ALYN  (1411885)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3704 of No 23 OTU, which crashed in Pershore after a wing broke away during a 'Wings for Victory' flypast over the town.  He is buried in Nantyglo and Blaina (Blaina) Cemetery

29-May

Fg Off

HYNAM, GRAHAM STANLEY  (J/15652)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3704 of No 23 OTU, which crashed in Pershore after a wing broke away during a 'Wings for Victory' flypast over the town.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery

29-May

Sgt

ZOELLER, PETER ERNEST  (1428439)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3704 of No 23 OTU, which crashed in Pershore after a wing broke away during a 'Wings for Victory' flypast over the town.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery

29-May

Cpl

DEVERELL, JOHN EDWARD STEADMAN  (619819)  RAF; age: 24

He was serving with No 255 Grp at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

29-May

Sqn Ldr

BOWDEN, BRIAN EDWARD RATCLIFFE  (37716)  RAF; age: 27

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

29-May

Sgt

DUNCAN, ROBERT JOSEPH  (1075911)  RAFVR; age: 22

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

29-May

Fg Off

METHLEY, JOHN WILLOUGHBY  (64956)  RAF; age: 27

He had been serving with No 312 MU when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Haruku.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

29-May

AC1

COOPER, ERNEST JOHN  (1295186)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Anson, 1130 of No 66 AS, which .  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

29-May

LAC

MURPHY, JAMES GERARD (JIM)  (855865)  AuxAF; age: 45

He was serving with No 919/23 Sqn when he found unconscious in a pool of blood on the pavement below the bedroom of his billet in Liverpool, his skull had been fractured.  He is buried in Widnes Cemetery.

29-May

AC2

DOCHERTY, GEORGE WILLIAM  (631275)  RAF; age: ?

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

29-May

Fg Off

PAULIN, IAN TYRRELL  (113027)  RAFVR; age: 43

He was serving in the Far East at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

29-May

Sgt

CHARNELL, NATHANIEL  (1380134)  RAFVR; age: 30

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

29-May

AC1

FRENCH, DAVID MURDOCH  (1073634)  RAFVR; age: 34

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

29-May

Sgt

CROZIER, ANDREW JOHNSTON MORROW  (1482489)  RAFVR; age: 25

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

29-May

LAC

BIDDLE, RONALD REES  (1016112)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving in the UK and died in the Miners Hospital, Caerphilly, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Gellygaer (St Cattwg) Churchyard.

29-May

AC1

FEHILLY, JAMES  (1126182)  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 Manchester (38).  He is buried in Old Monkland Cemetery

29-May

LAC

PARKER, SYDNEY  (945946)  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 Oxford.  He is buried in Selston (St Helen) Churchyard

29-May

WO

TULLY, PATRICK  (331596)  RAF; age: 41

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Surrey M E.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

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