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Casualties - 1 - 6 June 1943


01-Jun

Flt Lt

BURNLEY, BERNARD DFC (407097)  RAAF; age: 32

He was killed by villagers at Siohaung Myauk after making a forced landing whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7912 of No 11 Sqn, which crashed due to engine and propeller problems on a raid in the Fort White area.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

01-Jun

Flt Lt

INGRAM, ROBERT JOHN DFC (400369)  RAAF; age: 26

He was killed by villagers at Siohaung Myauk after making a forced landing whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7912 of No 11 Sqn, which crashed due to engine and propeller problems on a raid in the Fort White area.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

01-Jun

Wg Cdr

PENNINGTON-LEGH, ALAN WILLIAM  (37687)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed by villagers at Siohaung Myauk after making a forced landing whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7912 of No 11 Sqn, which crashed due to engine and propeller problems on a raid in the Fort White area.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

01-Jun

Plt Off

BICKERTON, JOSEPH ROY  (J/22009)  RCAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB257 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jun

WO II

DAW, LAWRENCE EDWARD  (R/70544)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB257 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jun

Flt Lt

GILMORE, FRANCIS WILFRID  (42054)  RAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB257 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jun

Sgt

MAKIN, CYRIL WILLIAM HOWARD  (574603)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB257 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jun

Flt Sgt

MILLER, SYDNEY FREDERICK  (404783)  RAAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB257 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jun

Fg Off

THAIN, JACK ALEXANDER  (J/8431)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB257 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jun

Sgt

WYATT, BONSOR WILLIAM  (1376658)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB257 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jun

AC1

TAYLOR, JACK  (858990)  AuxAF; age: 30

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

01-Jun

Plt Off

HILLAN, IAN RUTHERFORD  (144795)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, V8840 of No 219 Sqn, which failed to return from a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Grandcourt War Cemetery

01-Jun

AC1

TRIGG, CHARLES CECIL  (1096592)  RAFVR; age: ?

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

01-Jun

WO

GRANT, ROBERT JAMES  (401723)  RNZAF; age: 29

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

01-Jun

LAC

BROOKES, THOMAS ROBERT  (R/108021)  RCAF; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE568 of No 1 OADU, which lost on a transit flight from Portreath to Morocco.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jun

WO II

DAVIS, HARRY LLEWELLYN  (R/92672)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE568 of No 1 OADU, which lost on a transit flight from Portreath to Morocco.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jun

Plt Off

HOLLOWELL, ROBERT SPENCER  (J/17511)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE568 of No 1 OADU, which lost on a transit flight from Portreath to Morocco.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jun

Fg Off

HUBBELL, GEORGE HENRY  (J/13422)  RCAF; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE568 of No 1 OADU, which lost on a transit flight from Portreath to Morocco.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jun

Plt Off

KING, WILLIAM ROBERT  (J/17510)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE568 of No 1 OADU, which lost on a transit flight from Portreath to Morocco.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jun

Cpl

MACKENZIE, JAMES FOSTER  (R/61187)  RCAF; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE568 of No 1 OADU, which lost on a transit flight from Portreath to Morocco.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jun

Flt Sgt

SODERO, ALEXANDER THEODORE  (R/124548)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE568 of No 1 OADU, which lost on a transit flight from Portreath to Morocco.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jun

Flt Sgt

GILLIES, KENNETH MALCOLMSON  (R/115910)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE961 of No 1 OADU, which lost on a ferry flight from Portreath.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jun

Fg Off

GREIG, PATRICK JOSEPH MCCROHAN  (J/20881)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE961 of No 1 OADU, which lost on a ferry flight from Portreath.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jun

LAC

LEITCH, JOHN BRUCE  (R/115117)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE961 of No 1 OADU, which lost on a ferry flight from Portreath.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jun

Fg Off

McCULLOCH, GORDON SAUNDERS  (J/20352)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE961 of No 1 OADU, which lost on a ferry flight from Portreath.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jun

Flt Sgt

McDOUGALL, GERARD DANIEL  (R/146698)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE961 of No 1 OADU, which lost on a ferry flight from Portreath.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jun

Flt Sgt

NICOL, JAMES CHARLES  (R/115841)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE961 of No 1 OADU, which lost on a ferry flight from Portreath.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jun

Sgt

McFALL, WILLIAM  (20660)  RAF; age: 53

He was killed whilst flying in killed in a flying accident, Nutts Corner of No 104 OTU, which .  He is buried in Hamilton West Cemetery

01-Jun

Cpl

LIMMAGE, CYRIL THOMAS  (953374)  RAFVR; age: ?

He had been serving with No 243 AMES when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Haruku.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

01-Jun

Flt Sgt

O'LEARY, THOMAS  (972605)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XI, MP572 of No 26 SAAF, which stalled and crashed at Takoradi whilst attempting a downwind landing following an engine failure.  He is buried in Takoradi European Public Cemetery

01-Jun

LAC

GOBEY, WILLIAM ALFRED  (1176979)  RAFVR; age: ?

He had been serving with No 518 AMES when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Haruku.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

01-Jun

LAC

ARCHIBALD, ROBERT  (1119636)  RAFVR; age: 28

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

01-Jun

AC2

CARTY, JOSEPH FRANCIS  (1102865)  RAF; age: ?

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

01-Jun

LAC

UPTON, RALPH  (1033210)  RAFVR; age: 22

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

01-Jun

AC2

MAYCOCK, HERBERT GASCOIGNE  (1666028)  RAFVR; age: 42

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 Newton Abbott.  He is buried in Birmingham (Brandwood End) Cemetery

01-Jun

ACW1

CLOWES, VERA ARMISTICE  (2062173)  WAAF; age: ?

She was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  Her death is registered in Newton Abbott.  She is buried in Kirk Hallam (All Saints) Churchyard

01-Jun

AC2

FEAKINS, STANLEY BERNARD  (1616388)  RAFVR; age: 20

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

01-Jun

Plt Off

ROGERS, FRANK  (138792)  RAFVR; age: 34

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

01-Jun

Sgt

DIXON, JOHN  (1526486)  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 Shildon (St John) Churchyard

02-Jun

LAC

FRY, HENRY REGINALD  (1168145)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was serving with No 80 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Port Said War Memorial Cemetery

02-Jun

Fg Off

BLACKBURN, EDWARD BRADLEY  (119203)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK122 of No 295 Sqn, which he died from injuries sustained on 19 May 1943 when the aircraft 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 Louth Cemetery

02-Jun

Fg Off

CLARKE, ROBERT WILLIAM  (J/12318)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AM256 of No 400 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s at Epiny during a Rhubarb.  He is buried in Epiny Churchyard

02-Jun

Fg Off

PETHICK, THOMAS MELVILLE  (J/10279)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AM200 of No 430 Sqn, which was shot down over Airel by flak during a Rhubarb.  He is buried in Airel Churchyard

02-Jun

Plt Off

LOWTHER, RONALD CHARLES  (404179)  RAAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ308 of No 456 Sqn, which was lost on a Ranger sortie to Coutances.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jun

WO

RATCLIFFE, VINCENT PETER  (403373)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ308 of No 456 Sqn, which was lost on a Ranger sortie to Coutances.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jun

Plt Off

MILES, EDWARD CHARLES ERNEST  (52035)  RAF; age: 27

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, EJ134 of No 461 Sqn, which was damaged by enemy fighters during a patrol over the Bay of Biscay, eventually having to be beached off Marazion in Cornwall.  He is buried in Pembroke Dock Military Cemetery

02-Jun

Flt Sgt

HULME, JOHN ALEXANDER SHILLINGLAW  (1330049)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA109 of No 1 Reserve Aircraft Pool, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed on take-off from Asansol.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

02-Jun

Flt Sgt

EMERY, EDWARD HARVEY  (561119)  RAF; age: ?

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

02-Jun

AC1

WILLIAMSON, ISAAC THOMAS  (547930)  RAF; age: 26

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

02-Jun

Flt Sgt

CLARKE, DANIEL JOSEPH  (414467)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DK914 of No 17 (P) AFU, which crashed in an attempted forced landing near Great Cressingham, Norfolk.  He is buried in Watton (St Mary) Churchyard

02-Jun

Sgt

FAULKNER, DENNIS EDWIN  (1336161)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1701 'U' of No 20 OTU, which crashed near Morpeth during a day cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Brighton City Cemetery (Bear Road)

02-Jun

Fg Off

ROSSIGNOL, ALLEN THEODORE LEWIS  (130612)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1701 'U' of No 20 OTU, which crashed near Morpeth during a day cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Morpeth (SS Mary and James) Churchyard

02-Jun

Sgt

MORGAN, ERIC  (1434778)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1701 'U' of No 20 OTU, which crashed near Morpeth during a day cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Preston (New Hall Lane) Cemetery

02-Jun

Plt Off

FALLON, JOSEPH  (139843)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1701 'U' of No 20 OTU, which crashed near Morpeth during a day cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Salford (Weaste) Cemetery

02-Jun

Sgt

CLARKE, JOHN RAYMOND JOSEPH  (1483604)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1701 'U' of No 20 OTU, which crashed near Morpeth during a day cross-country exercise.  He is buried in St Helens Cemetery

02-Jun

Fg Off

ADLARD, ERNEST EDWARD  (134701)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1701 'U' of No 20 OTU, which crashed near Morpeth during a day cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Wallasey (Rake Lane) Cemetery

02-Jun

Sgt

EKINS, GEORGE EDWARD  (1817130)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6639 of No 24 OTU, which flew into high ground near Evesham whilst in cloud during a day cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery

02-Jun

Sgt

PHILLIPS, RICHARD STANLEY (TED)  (591875)  RAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6639 of No 24 OTU, which flew into high ground near Evesham whilst in cloud during a day cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Egloshayle Church Cemetery

02-Jun

Flt Sgt

HAGEN, HARRIS GORDON  (R/ 99069)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6639 of No 24 OTU, which flew into high ground near Evesham whilst in cloud during a day cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Evesham Cemetery

02-Jun

Flt Sgt

KELLY, DONALD HERBERT  (R/113903)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6639 of No 24 OTU, which flew into high ground near Evesham whilst in cloud during a day cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Evesham Cemetery

02-Jun

Sgt

MARRIOTT, DONALD ALFRED  (1223111)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6639 of No 24 OTU, which flew into high ground near Evesham whilst in cloud during a day cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Ticknall (St George) Churchyard

Memorial to five airmen mentioned above at Broadway Tower (photo courtesy - Neville Slater)

02-Jun

Sgt

DAWSON, GEORGE ROBERT  (1393903)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V6860 of No 59 OTU, which crashed whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Kirknewton (St Gregory) Churchyard

02-Jun

Sgt

MacDONALD, LAWRENCE  (531050)  RAF; age: 30

He was serving with No 6 (C) OTU and was found in his quarters at Silloth with a self inflicted gunshot wound.  He is buried in Brandon and Byshottles (Meadowfield) Cemetery

02-Jun

AC2

ELEMENT, SIDNEY HUBERT  (1293159)  RAFVR; age: ?

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

02-Jun

LAC

CARSON, SAMUEL  (1063807)  RAFVR; age: 21

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

02-Jun

LAC

ROLLISSON, HENRY FREDERICK  (1284793)  RAFVR; age: ?

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

02-Jun

Cpl

ROSENBERG, RICHARD KENNETH WALTER  (551504)  RAF; age: 23

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

02-Jun

LACW

SMITH, NORAH  (436487)  WAAF; age: 22

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death but he may have died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death is registered in Aylesbury.  She is buried in Pittington burial Ground (or Hallgarth Cemetery)

02-Jun

Cpl

McMAHON, JAMES ARTHUR  (1084679)  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 Deben.  He is buried in Wrexham Cemetery

02-Jun

Cpl

JENKYN, BERNARD ALFRED  (1601576)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Gloucester Central.  He is buried in Calstock (Albaston) Cemetery

02-Jun

LAC

CLEAR, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (1618016)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving at RAF Rednal at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Shrewsbury.  He is buried in Northfleet Cemetery.

02-Jun

AC1

WALKER, REGINALD GEORGE  (1187482)  RAFVR; age: 27

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

03-Jun

Fg Off

CARTER, ROBERT WYNN HUNTON  (47450)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AL972 of No 2 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-Jun

Flt Sgt

AUSTIN, LEONARD JOHN  (929361)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK112 of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce near Sardinia and is though t to have been shot down by enemy fighters after sighting a convoy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

03-Jun

WO

BURTON, EDWIN ERLE  (405345)  RAAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK112 of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce near Sardinia and is though t to have been shot down by enemy fighters after sighting a convoy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

03-Jun

Flt Sgt

LIDDLE, JOHN  (943546)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK112 of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce near Sardinia and is though t to have been shot down by enemy fighters after sighting a convoy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

03-Jun

Sgt

LUMSDEN, WILLIAM LISTER  (1347766)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK112 of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce near Sardinia and is though t to have been shot down by enemy fighters after sighting a convoy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

03-Jun

Flt Sgt

NUTTALL, JAMES HOLDEN  (1129545)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK112 of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce near Sardinia and is though t to have been shot down by enemy fighters after sighting a convoy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

03-Jun

Flt Sgt

RAWLINS, HENRY ERIC  (776183)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK112 'L' of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce near Sardinia and is though to have been shot down by enemy fighters after sighting a convoy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

03-Jun

Wg Cdr

PAUL, ERIC  (402079)  RAAF; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK386 of No 117 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter over the Bay of Biscay on a transit flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-Jun

Sqn Ldr

HANBURY, OSGOOD VILLIERS DSO, DFC and Bar (81357)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK386 of No 117 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter over the Bay of Biscay on a transit flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-Jun

Fg Off

EDWARDS, DENNIS VICTOR  (145817)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK386 of No 117 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter over the Bay of Biscay on a transit flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-Jun

Flt Sgt

MORSHEAD, LESLIE ERNEST  (413004)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AB503 of No 124 Sqn, which crashed near Sawbridgeworth during a cloud flying exercise.  He is buried in North Weald Bassett (St Andrew) Churchyard

03-Jun

Fg Off

SIMON, FRANK RADCLIFFE  (130253)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX379 of No 179 Sqn, which crashed into the sea 19 miles off Gibraltar on its return from an aborted sortie due to an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-Jun

Sgt

ROSS, ALBERT ARTHUR  (1331478)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX379 of No 179 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near Gibraltar.  He is buried in St George's British Cemetery, Malaga

03-Jun

Sgt

KING, GEORGE ALBERT  (1219009)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX379 of No 179 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-Jun

Sgt

PRESCOTT, ERIC  (1086979)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX379 of No 179 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-Jun

AC1

CLARK, DENNIS TOWNSEND  (924830)  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

03-Jun

Gp Capt

YAXLEY, ROBERT GORDON  (33130)  RAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK386 of No 1 OADU, which was shot down by a fighter over the Bay of Biscay on a transit flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-Jun

Wg Cdr

BURTON, HOWARD FRIZELLE DSO, DFC and Bar (33227)  RAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK386 of No 1 OADU, which was shot down by a fighter over the Bay of Biscay on a transit flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-Jun

Flt Lt

BUCKLEY, JOHN BOWYER  (J/6013)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK386 of No 1 OADU, which was shot down by a fighter over the Bay of Biscay on a transit flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-Jun

Wg Cdr

COTTON, PAUL TEMPLE DFC (89762)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK386 of No 1 OADU, which was shot down by a fighter over the Bay of Biscay on a transit flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-Jun

Fg Off

McSHERRY, EDWARD JAMES  (39867)  RNZAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK386 of No 1 OADU, which was shot down by a fighter over the Bay of Biscay on a transit flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-Jun

Sqn Ldr

YOUNG, JOHN KENNETH MBE (88799)  RAFVR; age: 37

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK386 of No 1 OADU, which was shot down by a fighter over the Bay of Biscay on a transit flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-Jun

Wg Cdr

GOODHEAD, JACK  (41787)  RAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK386 of No 1 OADU, which was shot down by a fighter over the Bay of Biscay on a transit flight from Portreath to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-Jun

Flt Sgt

BAVIN, DOUGLAS FREDERICK  (415212)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, HD414 'J' of No 10 OTU, which was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-Jun

Fg Off

DORWARD, DAVID TAYLOR  (J/14637)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, HD414 'J' of No 10 OTU, which was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-Jun

Flt Sgt

NEILSON, ERIC HAAKON  (R/10786)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, HD414 'J' of No 10 OTU, which was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-Jun

Plt Off

NICHOLLS, CECIL ASPLAND  (136821)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, HD414 'J' of No 10 OTU, which was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-Jun

Plt Off

PEPPER, HAROLD DOUGLAS  (J/22032)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, HD414 'J' of No 10 OTU, which was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-Jun

Sgt

RICHARDSON, COLIN ARTHUR  (1385126)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, HD414 'J' of No 10 OTU, which was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-Jun

AC1

HARRIS, LEONARD ALFRED  (962214)  RAFVR; age: ?

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

03-Jun

Cpl

HEYES, MAURICE  (540564)  RAF; age: 25

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

03-Jun

Fg Off

BANKS, JACK STANDISH DFM (J/15267)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, V3821 of No 20 (P) AFU, which collided with X6871 and crashed at Kingston Bagpuize.  He is buried in Kidlington burial Ground

03-Jun

Flt Sgt

BROOKE, JACK  (1148948)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, V3821 or Oxford I, X6871 of No 20 (P) AFU, which collided with each other and crashed at Kingston Bagpuize.  He is buried in Ashton-under-Lyne (Hurst) Cemetery

03-Jun

Fg Off

WOOD, RONALD CHARLES  (122251)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, V3821 or Oxford I, X6871 of No 20 (P) AFU, which collided with each other and crashed at Kingston Bagpuize.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

03-Jun

Flt Sgt

BOIRE, LEO ALBERT  (R/132245)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, V3821 or Oxford I, X6871 of No 20 (P) AFU, which collided with each other and crashed at Kingston Bagpuize.  He is buried in Kidlington burial Ground

03-Jun

WO

INNES-SMITH, DONALD JAMES  (564068)  RAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, V3821 or Oxford I, X6871 of No 20 (P) AFU, which collided with each other and crashed at Kingston Bagpuize.  He is buried in Kidlington burial Ground

03-Jun

AC2

MEDLEY, WILFRED TOM  (1535231)  RAFVR; age: 35

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

03-Jun

AC2

CREANEY, JOHN  (1785258)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was serving in the UK and died as a result of shock and haemorrhage caused by the fracture of his pelvis, ruptured bladder and a fractured right femur.  He is buried in New Stevenston (St Patrick's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

03-Jun

Fg Off

HOWELL, JOHN HENRY  (127614)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death but he may have died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death is registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Aberdare Cemetery, Glamorganshire

03-Jun

Cpl

STATHER, ARTHUR LESLIE  (1610723)  RAFVR; age: 27

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 Caterham and Warlingham (Caterham) burial Ground

04-Jun

WO II

JOHNSON, JACK LAWRENCE  (R116340)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in died from natural causes in Naburn Hospital. of No 10 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Thames Ditton (St Nicholas) Churchyard

04-Jun

Flt Lt

KEYNES, JOHN DOUGLAS  (88419)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, EN532 of No 126 Sqn, which failed to return from an interception off Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

04-Jun

Flt Sgt

ASH, REGINALD HENRY  (1270402)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in he was killed in a motor accident whilst travelling in truck on the Tunis-Bejeida road of No 152 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery

04-Jun

Flt Sgt

NICOLL, PAUL ANDRE  (1452452)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in he was killed in a motor accident whilst travelling in truck on the Tunis-Bejeida road of No 152 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery

04-Jun

Plt Off

BADCOCK, JOHN  (411004)  RNZAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in he was killed in a motor accident whilst travelling in truck on the Tunis-Bejeida road of No 152 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery

04-Jun

Sgt

LEWIS, JOHN ALFRED  (1332126)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL460 of No 227 Sqn, which ditched in the Aegean after catching fire following an attack on a ship.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

04-Jun

Flt Sgt

ROFF, JAMES ARTHUR JOSEPH  (1388080)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL460 of No 227 Sqn, which ditched in the Aegean after catching fire following an attack on a ship.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

04-Jun

Fg Off

CERMAK, JAROSLAV  (61546)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, AR512 of No 313 Sqn, which flew into the ground after hitting a train during a practice attack at Blackford in Somerset.  He is buried in Taunton (St Mary's) Cemetery

04-Jun

Wg Cdr

FORD, LESLIE SIDNEY  (J/3712)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, AA980 of No 402 Sqn, which was shot down by flak from E-boats during a Roadstead off Texel.  He is buried in Vlieland General Cemetery

04-Jun

Flt Sgt

WEIR, HARRISON  (413917)  RNZAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK679 of No 608 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames on take-off from Bone.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba

04-Jun

Sgt

GORDON, JOHN  (1365285)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK679 of No 608 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames on take-off from Bone.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba

04-Jun

Flt Sgt

JAMESON, RICHARD JOHN  (998730)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK679 of No 608 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames on take-off from Bone.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba

04-Jun

AC1

CHISLETT, EDWARD ARTHUR  (1132420)  RAFVR; age: 36

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

04-Jun

LAC

WALKER, RICHARD WILLIAM  (1007546)  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

04-Jun

Flt Sgt

AMBLER, ROBERT  (412227)  RAAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DL347 of No 2 FIS, which crashed after hitting a tree.  He is buried in Montrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery

04-Jun

Sgt

MEADOWCROFT, BASIL  (1380040)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DL347 of No 2 FIS, which crashed after hitting a tree.  He is buried in New Hey (St Thomas) Churchyard

04-Jun

Sgt

SCRAGG, SAMUEL  (66548)  RAF; age: 44

He was serving with No 216 Grp at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

04-Jun

Sgt

ELLACOTT, NORMAN ERNEST  (1539475)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ647 of No 26 OTU, which crashed on the approach to Little Horwood after the flaps were raised instead of the undercarriage whilst taking evasive action after another aircraft crossed its flight path.  He is buried in Camberwell New Cemetery

04-Jun

Sgt

SOUTHAM, LESLIE ARTHUR  (1212023)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE746 of No 26 OTU, which crashed near Dumfries during a night navigation exercise following an engine failure.  He is buried in Altrincham Bowdon and Hale (Altrincham) Cemetery

04-Jun

Sgt

MULLIS, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1129398)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE746 of No 26 OTU, which crashed near Dumfries during a night navigation exercise following an engine failure.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

04-Jun

Sgt

KENT, JOSEPH CHARLES  (R/96909)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE746 of No 26 OTU, which crashed near Dumfries during a night navigation exercise following an engine failure.  He is buried in Dumfries (St Andrew's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

04-Jun

Sgt

PARKER, HARRY  (1335926)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE746 of No 26 OTU, which crashed near Dumfries during a night navigation exercise following an engine failure.  He is buried in Great Hockham (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

04-Jun

Sgt

FULTHORPE, RICHARD  (1338084)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 28 OTU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Jun

Sgt

DUXBURY, WILLIAM  (1139258)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LX798  of No 304 FTU, which flew into the summit of Hirta on St Kilda during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Jun

Sgt

THORNTON, STANLEY ALBAN  (1127535)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LX798  of No 304 FTU, which flew into the summit of Hirta on St Kilda during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Jun

Flt Sgt

HUARD, KENNETH CHARLES  (1313268)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Anson, 6974 of No 32 OTU, which crashed on to Qualicum Beach in British Columbia in flames.  He is buried in Victoria (Royal Oak) Burial Park

04-Jun

Plt Off

BRIGGS, JACK HANSON  (151722)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Anson, 6974 of No 32 OTU, which crashed on to Qualicum Beach in British Columbia in flames.  He is buried in Victoria (Royal Oak) Burial Park

04-Jun

Plt Off

GOULD, GORDON HUGH  (151720)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Anson, 6974 of No 32 OTU, which crashed on to Qualicum Beach in British Columbia in flames.  He is buried in Victoria (Royal Oak) Burial Park

04-Jun

Sgt

BARKER, WILLIAM FREDERICK  (961519)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AN100 of No 32 OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the Pacific  2 RAAF personnel also killed.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial

04-Jun

Sgt

RALPH, JACK  (1395495)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AN100 of No 32 OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the Pacific  2 RAAF personnel also killed.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial

04-Jun

Cpl

COLLINS, NORMAN REGINALD  (649200)  RAF; age: 24

He was serving with No 377 AMES at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kandy War Cemetery

04-Jun

LAC

THOMPSON, HENRY  (630550)  RAF; age: 22

He was serving with 4 GHQ ME and was killed whilst attached to the SOE for mission "Fugue".  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

04-Jun

AC1

MAHONEY, DIARMUDD MCCARTHY  (1186290)  RAFVR; age: 29

He had been serving with No 518 RIMU when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Haruku.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

04-Jun

Sgt

MATHESON, DOUGLAS HAIG  (R/50802)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, X4896 of No 57 OTU, which was struck by N3163 at Eshott whilst taxying.  He is buried in Chevington Cemetery

04-Jun

Plt Off

HINTON, ALLAN THOMPSON  (J/23231)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, W9083 of No 7 (P) AFU, which flew into a house near Olney in Buckinghamshire whilst low flying.  He is buried in Kempston Cemetery

04-Jun

Fg Off

TOMLINSON, ROBERT  (131627)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, L8052 of No 7 FIS, which crashed at Etchilampton in a shallow dive following loss of control during a daylight training sortie.  He is buried in Atlow (SS Philip and James) Churchyard

04-Jun

Fg Off

AHEARN, JOHN  (415297)  RAAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, L8052 of No 7 FIS, which crashed at Etchilampton in a shallow dive following loss of control during a daylight training sortie.  He is buried in Upavon Cemetery

04-Jun

LAC

WALSH, HERBERT  (1075789)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6094 of the Iraq Comm Flt, which crashed into a bulldozer at Habbaniya following a tyre burst on take off.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery

04-Jun

AC1

NEWBLE, ERNEST SYDNEY ROBERT  (1287519)  RAFVR; age: 32

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

04-Jun

AC2

STACEY, JAMES GORDON  (1400766)  RAFVR; age: ?

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

04-Jun

AC1

WORSLEY, SIDNEY ARTHUR  (1070593)  RAFVR; age: ?

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

04-Jun

AC2

SHORES, ERIC FRED  (1643299)  RAFVR; age: 42

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 Bath.  He is buried in Haltemprice (Hessle) Cemetery

04-Jun

WO

HERAPATH, RAYMOND DILLON  (759241)  RAFVR; age: 27

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 Christchurch.  He was buried in/or cremated at  City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park

04-Jun

Sgt

COURTNEY-COX, WILLIAM BAKER  (1019155)  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 Gosport.  He is buried in Gosport (Ann's Hill) Cemetery

04-Jun

AC1

THOMAS, JESSE  (1186780)  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 Newport.  He is buried in Blaenavon Cemetery

04-Jun

Sgt

QUILLAN, ALEXANDER  (359508)  RAF; age: 44

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

05-Jun

Flt Sgt

HALEY, GEORGE  (974370)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ702 of No 23 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Luqa.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery

05-Jun

Flt Lt

TYM, WILLIAM ERNEST  (86364)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ702 of No 23 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Luqa.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery

05-Jun

Sgt

DENNIS, PATRICK WILLIAM  (1376619)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was serving with No 203 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery

05-Jun

Sgt

SHORTER, PETER DEREK  (574101)  RAF; age: 20

He was serving with No 209 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Mombasa (Mbaraki) Cemetery

05-Jun

Sgt

ALLEN, STANLEY  (1479972)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W6052 of No 330 Sqn, which was lost between Kildare and Barra Head whilst on Patrol 8.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Jun

Sgt

EDDY, HOWARD EIMER  (R/76847)  RCAF; age: 20

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W6052 of No 330 Sqn, which was lost between Kildare and Barra Head whilst on Patrol 9.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Jun

WO I

EDWARDS, LLEWELYN PRYCE  (R/84175)  RCAF; age: 26

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W6052 of No 330 Sqn, which was lost between Kildare and Barra Head whilst on Patrol 10.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Jun

Fg Off

JEBSON, STANLEY  (128111)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W6052 of No 330 Sqn, which was lost between Kildare and Barra Head whilst on Patrol 11.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Jun

Plt Off

LESTER, NORMAN FREDERICK  (141976)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W6052 of No 330 Sqn, which was lost between Kildare and Barra Head whilst on Patrol 12.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Jun

Cpl

McDONALD, ROBERT SPENCE  (R/132829)  RCAF; age: 31

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W6052 of No 330 Sqn, which was lost between Kildare and Barra Head whilst on Patrol 13.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Jun

Sgt

MURRAY, ALBERT THOMAS JAMES  (1221250)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W6052 of No 330 Sqn, which was lost between Kildare and Barra Head whilst on Patrol 14.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Jun

Sgt

PRITCHARD, JOHN HUGH  (1307037)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W6052 of No 330 Sqn, which was lost between Kildare and Barra Head whilst on Patrol 15.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Jun

Sgt

SCHMOK, ALBERT JOHN WILLIAM  (R/56995)  RCAF; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W6052 of No 330 Sqn, which was lost between Kildare and Barra Head whilst on Patrol 16.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Jun

Sgt

WALKER, JAMES JOHN  (1374117)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W6052 of No 330 Sqn, which was lost between Kildare and Barra Head whilst on Patrol 17.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Jun

Sgt

WARING, JOHN WALKER  (658686)  RAF; age: 21

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W6052 of No 330 Sqn, which was lost between Kildare and Barra Head whilst on Patrol 18.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Jun

Sgt

LOCKE, GERALD FRANK  (1334443)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, EN953 of No 504 Sqn, which probably flew into te sea in fog whilst conducting a shipping recce off Alderney.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Jun

Flt Sgt

BILLING, RALPH WESLEY  (R/117706)  RCAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM735 of No 608 Sqn, which ditched in the sea following an engine failure during a night convoy escort.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

05-Jun

WO II

TURNBULL, DONALD YUILL  (R/83017)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP656 of No 612 Sqn, which crashed into the mouth of the River Taw following an engine failure during a non-operational training flight.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard

05-Jun

Wg Cdr

KENDRICK, JAMES SEATON  (37721)  RAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP656 of No 612 Sqn, which crashed into the mouth of the River Taw following an engine failure during a non-operational training flight.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard

05-Jun

Flt Sgt

GARRETT, GEORGE EDWIN  (405519)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP656 of No 612 Sqn, which crashed into the mouth of the River Taw following an engine failure during a non-operational training flight.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard

05-Jun

Fg Off

MILLINGTON, PETER  (133871)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP656 of No 612 Sqn, which crashed into the mouth of the River Taw following an engine failure during a non-operational training flight.  He was cremated at  Manchester Crematorium

05-Jun

AC1

BEATTIE, HUGH  (1795089)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 2738 Sqn RAF Regiment, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Buckrose.  He is buried in Carnmoney Cemetery

05-Jun

LAC

SNOWDON, LESLIE  (1462591)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 2771 Sqn RAF Regiment, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery

05-Jun

Cpl

RANSON, CHARLES  (1540744)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1986 of No 1 AAS, which swung on take off from Manby following an engine failure and collided with two others, T2242 and Z5738.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery

05-Jun

Sgt

WALLIS, FRANK  (527572)  RAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1986 of No 1 AAS, which swung on take off from Manby following an engine failure and collided with two others, T2242 and Z5738.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

05-Jun

Sgt

SAUL, THOMAS  (1035974)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1986 of No 1 AAS, which swung on take off from Manby following an engine failure and collided with two others, T2242 and Z5738.  He is buried in Whickham (Garden House) Cemetery

05-Jun

LAC

FORD, ROBERT WILLIAM  (280426)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 1 AAS and died from injuries sustained when the aircraft he was working on was hit by Blenheim IV, T1986 which suffered an engine failure and swung on take off.  He is buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery

05-Jun

LAC

HILL, ROLAND  (1054667)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was serving with No 1 AAS and was killed when the aircraft he was working on was hit by Blenheim IV, T1986 which suffered an engine failure and swung on take off.  He is buried in Louth Cemetery

05-Jun

LAC

WATLING, FREDERICK ALFRED  (1323752)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 1 AAS and was killed when the aircraft he was working on was hit by Blenheim IV, T1986 which suffered an engine failure and swung on take off.  He is buried in Manby (St Mary) Churchyard

05-Jun

LAC

MURDOCH, PAUL  (21078)  RAAF; age: 30

He was serving with No 10 (RAAF) Sqn, and died in the Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth of an acute intestinal obstruction.  He is buried in Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery

05-Jun

Cpl

COLMAN, THOMAS  (1508092)  RAFVR; age: 36

He was serving with No 241 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Beirut War Cemetery

05-Jun

LAC

COLE, GRAHAM GEORGE  (1394015)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 519 AMES at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery

05-Jun

Flt Sgt

HETHERINGTON, STANLEY VICTOR  (520970)  RAF; age: 26

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

05-Jun

Cpl

JESS, WILLIAM JOHN  (548834)  RAF; age: 26

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

05-Jun

Cpl

MARTIN, HERBERT  (858012)  AuxAF; age: 50

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

06-Jun

Flt Sgt

BAIN, THOMAS NEIL  (R/105334)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Boston, AL492? (AL492 went to Russia) of No 18 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

06-Jun

Sgt

OAK, WILLIAM ROYAL  (1378163)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Boston, AL492? (AL492 went to Russia) of No 18 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

06-Jun

Fg Off

OPRUK, PETER  (J/10897)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Boston, AL492? (AL492 went to Russia) of No 18 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

06-Jun

Fg Off

WILSON, DAVID ROBERT LAMBIE  (J/10797)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Boston, AL492? (AL492 went to Russia) of No 18 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

06-Jun

Flt Sgt

O'CONNOR, LEROY JOSEPH  (R/100538)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FV907 of No 21 Sqn, which collided on take-off with Ventura AE856 at Oulton.  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk

06-Jun

Flt Sgt

GORDON, MILTON GEORGE  (R/120737)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FV907 of No 21 Sqn, which collided on take-off with Ventura AE856 at Oulton.  He is buried in Swanton Morley (All Saints) Churchyard

06-Jun

Fg Off

ROGERS, JOHN  (J/12243)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FV907 of No 21 Sqn, which collided on take-off with Ventura AE856 at Oulton.  He is buried in Swanton Morley (All Saints) Churchyard

06-Jun

Flt Sgt

GILCHRIST, RAY ALEXANDRA  (411209)  RNZAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA916 of No 113 Sqn, which spin into the ground from a turn as it carried out an overshoot at Comilla on its return from an abortive raid to Kalemyo in Burma.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

06-Jun

WO

WARD, LESLIE  (R/9 1945)  RCAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA916 of No 113 Sqn, which spin into the ground from a turn as it carried out an overshoot at Comilla on its return from an abortive raid to Kalemyo in Burma.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

06-Jun

Sgt

THEOBALD, GERALD NOEL  (1188169)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA916 of No 113 Sqn, which spin into the ground from a turn as it carried out an overshoot at Comilla on its return from an abortive raid to Kalemyo in Burma.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

06-Jun

Flt Sgt

SPENCER, ARTHUR ROBERT  (412348)  RAAF; age: 22

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL295 of No 165 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a tree at low level during a training flight.  He is buried in Dyce Old Churchyard

06-Jun

AC2

DEANS, JAMES MCCORMACK  (1118163)  RAFVR; age: 31

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

06-Jun

Cpl

PAXTON, ARTHUR  (630239)  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

06-Jun

Sgt

HAWKSLEY, REGINALD JACK  (1212996)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL472 of No 272 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Malta during a practice bombing sortie.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery

06-Jun

Fg Off

HERRON, THOMAS ALFRED  (J/20126)  RCAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL472 of No 272 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Malta during a practice bombing sortie.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

06-Jun

Fg Off

DOHERTY, LAURENCE ALOYSIUS  (J/7468)  RCAF; age: 25

Fg Off L A Doherty

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AP172 of No 404 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s whilst escorting a naval vessel off the Scillies.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

 

Photo courtesy - Chris Clarke

06-Jun

Sqn Ldr

SALWEY, DAVID DFC (33399)  RAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, AA791 or Spitfire XIII, BM350 of No 542 Sqn, which collided with each other near Nettlebed in Oxfordshire.  He is buried in Botley (All Saints) Churchyard

06-Jun

Flt Lt

CLEGG, BERNARD DFC (33536)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, AA791 or Spitfire XIII, BM350 of No 542 Sqn, which collided with each other near Nettlebed in Oxfordshire.  He was cremated at  Leeds (Lawns Wood) Crematorium

06-Jun

Cpl

WOOD, ERIC GEORGE  (642928)  RAF; age: 27

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

06-Jun

LAC

HUBERT, CHARLES  (1424858)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 3 BGS and was killed at MacDonald, Manitoba when he was hit by a propeller.  He is buried in The Maidenhead Register

06-Jun

Sgt

GILL, ROBERT EDWARD  (1336802)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ801 of No 30 OTU, which was lost without a trace over the North Sea during a navigation and gunnery exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Jun

Sgt

HEWER, LORNE BARRIE  (R/175904)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ801 of No 30 OTU, which was lost without a trace over the North Sea during a navigation and gunnery exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Jun

Sgt

PLUMMER, JOHN EDWARD  (1585718)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ801 of No 30 OTU, which was lost without a trace over the North Sea during a navigation and gunnery exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Jun

Flt Sgt

SMITH, ERIC SIDNEY  (646905)  RAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ801 of No 30 OTU, which was lost without a trace over the North Sea during a navigation and gunnery exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Jun

Flt Sgt

SWINDELLS, ERIC RUSSELL  (R/89162)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ801 of No 30 OTU, which was lost without a trace over the North Sea during a navigation and gunnery exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Jun

Sgt

WEST, ROBERT ERIC PERCIVAL  (1337149)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ801 of No 30 OTU, which was lost without a trace over the North Sea during a navigation and gunnery exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Jun

LAC

COOPEY, CECIL RHYS  (1411053)  RAFVR; age: 38

He was serving with No 33 SFTS at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Brandon Cemetery, Manitoba

06-Jun

LAC

RAEBURN, GEORGE LAWSON  (1009487)  RAFVR; age: 29

He had been serving with No 512 AMES when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Haruku.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

06-Jun

Cpl

KELSALL, EDWARD  (536655)  RAF; age: 27

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

06-Jun

Flt Sgt

CASTELL, ARTHUR EDWARD BACKHOUSE  (364568)  RAF; age: 36

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

06-Jun

Cpl

DAVIS, ROBERT EDWARD  (1157568)  RAFVR; age: 21

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

06-Jun

AC1

WADDEN, CECIL CLAUDE  (1610304)  RAFVR; age: 36

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 Camelford.  He is buried in Trevalga (St Petrock) Churchyard

06-Jun

Flt Sgt

WATERSON, FREDERICK JAMES  (340240)  RAF; age: 52

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 Nottingham.  He is buried in Beeston and Stapleford (Beeston) Cemetery

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