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Casualties - 4 - 7 August 1943


04-Aug

Fg Off

KEITH, GEORGE NOEL DFC (J/15374)  RCAF; age: 22

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, JK637 of No 72 Sqn, which was abandoned off Catania after being hit by flak over Miscali, but he did not survive.  He is buried in Agira Canadian War Cemetery, Sicily

04-Aug

WO

O'BRIEN, JOHN NEWTON  (1107192)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 82 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

04-Aug

WO

NEWBERY, PETER JOHN  (1270213)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was serving with No 82 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

04-Aug

LAC

BALL, DENNIS  (530876)  RAF; age: ?

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

04-Aug

Plt Off

ELDERTON, CLARENCE WILLIAM  (133201)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was serving with No 138 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Oxford.  He was buried in/or cremated at  City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park

04-Aug

Sgt

FARLER, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1318322)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP114 of No 202 Sqn, which failed to arrive at Gibraltar on a transit flight from Lough Erne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

Sgt

FLETCHER, JOHN WILLIAM DIXON  (1451517)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP114 of No 202 Sqn, which failed to arrive at Gibraltar on a transit flight from Lough Erne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

Sgt

HOWELL, REGINALD JOHN  (1216472)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP114 of No 202 Sqn, which failed to arrive at Gibraltar on a transit flight from Lough Erne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

Sgt

MATTY, EDWARD ERNEST  (530777)  RAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP114 of No 202 Sqn, which failed to arrive at Gibraltar on a transit flight from Lough Erne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

Sgt

NEWMAN, ROY ERNEST  (1295561)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP114 of No 202 Sqn, which failed to arrive at Gibraltar on a transit flight from Lough Erne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

Sgt

SELWYN, ROBERT OLIVER STEWARD  (956462)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP114 of No 202 Sqn, which failed to arrive at Gibraltar on a transit flight from Lough Erne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

Flt Sgt

SOMERS, DEREK STREET  (1330231)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP114 of No 202 Sqn, which failed to arrive at Gibraltar on a transit flight from Lough Erne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

Sgt

TRIMMER, LOUIS MARWELL  (618613)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP114 of No 202 Sqn, which failed to arrive at Gibraltar on a transit flight from Lough Erne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

Sgt

WHITWAM, ARTHUR  (937039)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP114 of No 202 Sqn, which failed to arrive at Gibraltar on a transit flight from Lough Erne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

AC1

URIE, JOHN MCLEOD  (1024473)  RAFVR; age: 35

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

04-Aug

Cpl

OLIVER, PHILIP RALPH  (1300964)  ATC; age:

He was probably killed whilst flying in Oxford II, BG605 of No 288 Sqn, which collided with a B-17F (43-3462) of the 388th BG USAAF near Cambridge.  He is buried in Nuneaton (Attleborough) Cemetery

04-Aug

Cdt

WIGGIN, J ()  ATC; age: 16

He was probably killed whilst flying in Oxford II, BG605 of No 288 Sqn, which collided with a B-17F (43-3462) of the 388th BG USAAF near Cambridge.  He is buried in Nuneaton (Attleborough) Cemetery

04-Aug

Flt Sgt

GOWERS, VYVYAN GEORGE  (1332644)  ATC; age:

He was probably killed whilst flying in Oxford II, BG605 of No 288 Sqn, which collided with a B-17F (43-3462) of the 388th BG USAAF near Cambridge.  He was cremated at  Mortlake Crematorium

04-Aug

Flt Sgt

DALE, GORDON JAMES  (R/96848)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JM130 of No 404 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea during a recce off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

WO II

RIDDELL, KEITH EMERSON  (R/108478)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JM130 of No 404 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea during a recce off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

Sgt

GOSSOP, HERBERT  (972626)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DD859 of No 423 Sqn, which was shot down by flak from the U-boat it was attacking.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

Sgt

HADCROFT, FRANK  (1043394)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DD859 of No 423 Sqn, which was shot down by flak from the U-boat it was attacking.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

Flt Sgt

HORSBURGH, JAMES BROWN  (553948)  RAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DD859 of No 423 Sqn, which was shot down by flak from the U-boat it was attacking.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

WO I

KELLY, JOHN STANLEY  (R/87870)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DD859 of No 423 Sqn, which was shot down by flak from the U-boat it was attacking.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

Fg Off

PARLIAMENT, HARRY BERTRAM  (J/16610)  RCAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DD859 of No 423 Sqn, which was shot down by flak from the U-boat it was attacking.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

Sgt

BURNETT, VERNON FRANCIS  (1311994)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 612 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

WO

JONES, JOHN WILLIAM  (1154432)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was serving with No 612 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

Flt Sgt

LOW, JACK WILLIAM  (1335464)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 612 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

Sgt

MIDDLETON, ERIC  (1312412)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 612 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

Flt Sgt

SMITHAM, WILLIAM HENRY  (1108739)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was serving with No 612 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

Sgt

WHARTON, HORACE  (1073453)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was serving with No 612 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

Sgt

BURTENSHAW, HENRY JOHN HARRY  (1336735)  RAFVR; age: 21

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Wellington III, X3876 of No 12 OTU, which was abandoned near Snitterfield following an engine failure shortly after setting out on a night exercise.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

04-Aug

Plt Off

PAPINEAU, RODERIC WINSTON  (151465)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ585 of No 16 OTU, which crashed near Ramsbury in Wiltshire whilst attempting an emergency landing following an engine failure.  He is buried in Andover Cemetery

04-Aug

Sgt

WILSON, GEORGE  (1345905)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ585 of No 16 OTU, which crashed near Ramsbury in Wiltshire whilst attempting an emergency landing following an engine failure.  He is buried in Andover Cemetery

04-Aug

Sgt

CHARLIER, PETER JOSEPH  (1394791)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ585 of No 16 OTU, which crashed near Ramsbury in Wiltshire whilst attempting an emergency landing following an engine failure.  He is buried in Kensal Green (St Mary's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

04-Aug

Sgt

SCHOFIELD, S A  (1124862)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK205 of No 16 OTU, which crashed shortly after take off from Upper Heyford.  He is buried in Chadderton (St Matthew) Churchyard

04-Aug

Sgt

NICOL, WILLIAM LOGAN  (1555319)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK205 of No 16 OTU, which crashed shortly after take off from Upper Heyford.  He is buried in Lanark Cemetery

04-Aug

Fg Off

McKENNA, JOHN  (137470)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK205 of No 16 OTU, which crashed shortly after take off from Upper Heyford.  He is buried in New Stevenston (St Patrick's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

04-Aug

Plt Off

JOHNSTONE, THOMAS  (J/23738)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK205 of No 16 OTU, which crashed shortly after take off from Upper Heyford.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

04-Aug

Flt Sgt

REDFERN, DONALD LEROY  (R/144142)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK205 of No 16 OTU, which crashed shortly after take off from Upper Heyford.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

04-Aug

Flt Sgt

MATTHEWS, FREDERICK JAMES  (408859)  RAAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE703 of No 27 OTU, which crashed at Sale in Cheshire following a double engine failure during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

04-Aug

Flt Sgt

THOMPSON, EDWARD CLAUDE  (415909)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE703 of No 27 OTU, which crashed at Sale in Cheshire following a double engine failure during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

04-Aug

Sgt

PALUCH, Wlodzimierz Marian (P.780956)  PAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Anson l, EG170 of No 3 (O) AFU, which flew into high ground near Kinver in Staffordshire whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Birmingham (Brandwood End) Cemetery

04-Aug

Fg Off

BROOKING, LESLIE TREWIN  (135118)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1505 of No 42 OTU, which dived into the sea off Fishguard after the pilot was blinded by searchlights.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

Sgt

HARRIS, JOHN STEPHEN  (1338763)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1505 of No 42 OTU, which dived into the sea off Fishguard after the pilot was blinded by searchlights.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

Fg Off

HINDAN, VICTOR  (J/20877)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1505 of No 42 OTU, which dived into the sea off Fishguard after the pilot was blinded by searchlights.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

Flt Sgt

WILLISTON, DAVID ARCHIBALD  (R/124616)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1505 of No 42 OTU, which dived into the sea off Fishguard after the pilot was blinded by searchlights.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Aug

AC1

ASTLE, DONALD  (1038499)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 71 OTU 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-Aug

LAC

BAILEY, ERIC JOHN  (1469146)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was serving in the UK and died in Townleys Hospital, Farnworth, Lancashire, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Burton-upon-Trent Cemetery.

04-Aug

AVM

ORLEBAR, AUGUSTUS HENRY CBE, AFC and Bar ()  RAF; age: 46

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 Podington (St Mary) Churchyard

05-Aug

Plt Off

BERESFORD, ARTHUR  (145726)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7977 of No 11 Sqn, which dived into the ground and exploded near Barabhum, Bengal, during a ferry flight to Nagpur.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

05-Aug

WO

DAVIES, LEONARD  (1112037)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7977 of No 11 Sqn, which dived into the ground and exploded near Barabhum, Bengal, during a ferry flight to Nagpur.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

05-Aug

Cpl

GILLINGWATER, EDWARD WILLIAM  (628345)  RAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7977 of No 11 Sqn, which dived into the ground and exploded near Barabhum, Bengal, during a ferry flight to Nagpur.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

05-Aug

Plt Off

MORPHETT, PHILIP HAROLD  (407522)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7977 of No 11 Sqn, which dived into the ground and exploded near Barabhum, Bengal, during a ferry flight to Nagpur.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

05-Aug

Flt Sgt

BOWSHER, WILLIAM HENRY JOHN  (405468)  RNZAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore IIIA, FA200 of No 52 Sqn, which was lost without a trace whilst on a recce mission north of Civitavecchia.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

05-Aug

Fg Off

HOY, WILLIAM JOSEPH  (412235)  RNZAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore IIIA, FA200 of No 52 Sqn, which was lost without a trace whilst on a recce mission north of Civitavecchia.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

05-Aug

WO

JORGENSEN, WILLIAM CHARLES  (404608)  RNZAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore IIIA, FA200 of No 52 Sqn, which was lost without a trace whilst on a recce mission north of Civitavecchia.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

05-Aug

Flt Sgt

PETERS, CYRIL JOHN  (1255615)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore IIIA, FA200 of No 52 Sqn, which was lost without a trace whilst on a recce mission north of Civitavecchia.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

05-Aug

Fg Off

CROY, DOUGLAS MARCHBANK  (414259)  RNZAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, AB126 of No 140 Sqn, which collided with AB305 of the same unit during a formation practice flight.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

05-Aug

Plt Off

TOWLER, ROY STANLEY  (149673)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, V8702 of No 141 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Braunston in Rutland.  He is buried in Dagenham (Chadwell Heath) Cemetery

05-Aug

Flt Sgt

FROST, WILLIAM FREDERICK  (1333319)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, V8702 of No 141 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Braunston in Rutland.  He is buried in Dagenham (Chadwell Heath) Cemetery

05-Aug

Sgt

ALLEYNE, OSMUND WILLIAM ST CLAIR  (1393814)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE629 'C' of No 142 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beach-head at Messina.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

05-Aug

Flt Sgt

EATON, ROGER LEIGH  (410471)  RAAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE629 'C' of No 142 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beach-head at Messina.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

05-Aug

Sgt

ELSDON-HOWARD, ROBERT RALPH  (1578246)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE629 'C' of No 142 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beach-head at Messina.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

05-Aug

Sgt

PERKINS, MANUEL TREHARNE  (1418624)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE629 'C' of No 142 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beach-head at Messina.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

05-Aug

Flt Sgt

WILTSHIRE, ALFRED CHARLES  (412789)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE629 'C' of No 142 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beach-head at Messina.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

05-Aug

Sqn Ldr

GARRAD, GORDON KEITH FISON  (39658)  RAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE952 'L' of No 150 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a mission to attack beaches between Messina and Cape Pellaro.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

05-Aug

Sgt

SHERWOOD, VICTOR THOMAS WALTER  (1320988)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE952 'L' of No 150 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a mission to attack beaches between Messina and Cape Pellaro.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

05-Aug

Fg Off

SMITH, WILLIAM GRANVILLE  (416695)  RNZAF; age: 36

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE952 'L' of No 150 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a mission to attack beaches between Messina and Cape Pellaro.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

05-Aug

Flt Sgt

WILKIE, GEORGE HARDWICK BURGESS  (416674)  RNZAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE952 'L' of No 150 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a mission to attack beaches between Messina and Cape Pellaro.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

05-Aug

Fg Off

WILLIAMS, FREDERICK  (137634)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE952 'L' of No 150 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a mission to attack beaches between Messina and Cape Pellaro.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

05-Aug

AC1

WARD, JOSEPH WILLIAM  (979024)  RAFVR; 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

05-Aug

Fg Off

REID, GEORGE BIDDIE  (47296)  RAF; age: 24

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, HL892 of No 237 Sqn, which spun into the ground on the approach to Barce.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery

05-Aug

Flt Sgt

ADAMS, BERNARD ERIC  (1063543)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XI, MP700 'O' of No 458 Sqn, which ditched following an engine failure during a patrol over the Tyrennian Sea.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

05-Aug

Plt Off

FISCHER, JOHN MARCUS  (403865)  RAAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XI, MP700 'O' of No 458 Sqn, which ditched following an engine failure during a patrol over the Tyrennian Sea.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

05-Aug

Plt Off

McKAY, LINDSAY  (407903)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XI, MP700 'O' of No 458 Sqn, which ditched following an engine failure during a patrol over the Tyrennian Sea.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

05-Aug

Flt Sgt

SPENCER, ROY GORDON  (402262)  RAAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XI, MP700 'O' of No 458 Sqn, which ditched following an engine failure during a patrol over the Tyrennian Sea.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

05-Aug

Sgt

EBBAGE, CLIFFORD  (1001432)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XI, MP700 'O' of No 458 Sqn, which he died from his injuries in a dinghy having managed to evacuate the aircraft which ditched following an engine failure during a patrol over the Tyrennian Sea.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

05-Aug

AC1

COLEY, HAROLD JAMES  (1654942)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 2834 Sqn RAF Regiment, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Northumberland S.  He is buried in Ebony Churchyard

05-Aug

AC1

DELAHUNTY, JOHN  (1314513)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 11 WU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kohima War Cemetery

05-Aug

Cpl

McMASTER, ROBERT ANDREW  (R/86951)  RCAF; age: 21

He was serving with No 1664 HCU and was killed in a collision between a bicycle and a pedestrian..  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery

05-Aug

Sgt

WARBURTON, CYRIL  (1034051)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, HN671 of No 6 (P) AFU, which collided with BG132 of the same unit near Northleach in Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Blackley (St Peter) Churchyard

05-Aug

Sgt

PRIESTMAN, HAROLD ROBINSON  (750302)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, HN671 of No 6 (P) AFU, which collided with BG132 of the same unit near Northleach in Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Faringdon (All Saints) Churchyard, Berkshire

05-Aug

Sgt

SLOUGH, KENNETH GEORGE  (947283)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, BG132 of No 6 (P) AFU, which collided with HN671 of the same unit near Northleach in Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Hatfield Road Cemetery, St Albans

05-Aug

AC1

ROWAN, WILLIAM ERWIN  (993604)  RAFVR; age: 23

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 Hintok.  He is buried in Chungkai War Cemetery

05-Aug

Gp Capt

FLETCHER, ALBERT WILLIAM OBE, DFC, AFC ()  RAF; age: 46

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 Worthing.  He is buried in Lancing (St James the Less) Churchyard Extension

05-Aug

LAC

STOCK, ALFRED EDWARD  (1146916)  RAFVR; age: 37

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

06-Aug

Sgt

ABRAHAMS, GEORGE LESLIE  (1152417)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE759 'A' of No 40 Sqn, which was lost during operations intended to stop Axis forces crossing the Straits of Messina to Italy.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Aug

Sgt

BOUNDY, WILLIAM LEONARD  (658716)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE759 'A' of No 40 Sqn, which was lost during operations intended to stop Axis forces crossing the Straits of Messina to Italy.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Aug

Plt Off

CHALLIS, DONALD CLIVE DFM (146991)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE796 'P' of No 40 Sqn, which was lost during operations intended to stop Axis forces crossing the Straits of Messina to Italy.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Aug

Flt Sgt

COX, RUSSELL KENNETH  (1392221)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE796 'P' of No 40 Sqn, which was lost during operations intended to stop Axis forces crossing the Straits of Messina to Italy.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Aug

Fg Off

D'ABADI, MAURICE SHEHATA  (134670)  RAFVR; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE796 'P' of No 40 Sqn, which was lost during operations intended to stop Axis forces crossing the Straits of Messina to Italy.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Aug

Sgt

DUCKLIN, HENRY WALTER STANLEY  (1391296)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE759 'A' of No 40 Sqn, which was lost during operations intended to stop Axis forces crossing the Straits of Messina to Italy.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Aug

Sgt

HITCHCOCK, FREDERICK ARTHUR  (1140106)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE796 'P' of No 40 Sqn, which was lost during operations intended to stop Axis forces crossing the Straits of Messina to Italy.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Aug

Fg Off

HOLDSWORTH, ROBERT WHITAKER  (134384)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE759 'A' of No 40 Sqn, which was lost during operations intended to stop Axis forces crossing the Straits of Messina to Italy.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Aug

Sgt

LYNE, KENNETH  (1380589)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE759 'A' of No 40 Sqn, which was lost during operations intended to stop Axis forces crossing the Straits of Messina to Italy.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Aug

Sgt

NOBLETT, JOSEPH GERARD  (1219707)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE796 'P' of No 40 Sqn, which was lost during operations intended to stop Axis forces crossing the Straits of Messina to Italy.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Aug

Plt Off

WILKINS, JACK AUSTIN  (146788)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR783 of No 51 Sqn, which crashed near Escrick due to an engine failure during a training flight.  He is buried in Bristol (Greenbank) Cemetery

06-Aug

Flt Sgt

EVANS, HARRY JOHN  (1551799)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR783 of No 51 Sqn, which crashed near Escrick due to an engine failure during a training flight.  He is buried in East Wemyss Cemetery

06-Aug

Sgt

JOHNSON, CHARLES MARTIN  (R/83461)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR783 of No 51 Sqn, which crashed near Escrick due to an engine failure during a training flight.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

06-Aug

Sgt

WATSON, EDWARD  (1127753)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR783 of No 51 Sqn, which crashed near Escrick due to an engine failure during a training flight.  He is buried in Hylton (Castletown) Cemetery

06-Aug

Plt Off

LAMBERT, CECIL AGAR  (146864)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR783 of No 51 Sqn, which crashed near Escrick due to an engine failure during a training flight.  He is buried in Reigate Cemetery

06-Aug

LAC

REES, WILLIE  (1130993)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR783 of No 51 Sqn, which crashed near Escrick due to an engine failure during a training flight.  He is buried in Rhondda (Ferndale) Cemetery

06-Aug

Sgt

WARREN, GERALD ALFRED  (1465627)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR783 of No 51 Sqn, which crashed near Escrick due to an engine failure during a training flight.  He is buried in Thundersley (St Peter) Churchyard

06-Aug

Sgt

FAY, CHARLES ROBERT KENNETH  (1385039)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, HF675 'W' of No 70 Sqn, which ditched near Maritimo Island following an engine failure.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

06-Aug

Flt Sgt

BROKENSHIRE, EDWARD DEWAR  (R/101270)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, HF675 'W' of No 70 Sqn, which ditched near Maritimo Island following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

06-Aug

Sgt

MORRISON, DEREK GOODWIN  (1294442)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, HF675 'W' of No 70 Sqn, which ditched near Maritimo Island following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

06-Aug

Flt Sgt

SCHWARDT, RONALD DENNIS  (1331670)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, HF675 'W' of No 70 Sqn, which ditched near Maritimo Island following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

06-Aug

Fg Off

WILLCOCK, ANTHONY JOHN  (122427)  RAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AP189 of No 169 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on the Guingaup-Morlaix railway during a Rhubarb.  He is buried in Guidel Communal Cemetery

06-Aug

Fg Off

REYNOLDS, WILLIAM BOYD  (J/13100)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AG417 of No 170 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a Rhubarb to Evreux.  He is buried in Evreux Communal Cemetery

06-Aug

Sgt

FLEMING, JOHN  (1129762)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN349 DT-X of No 192 Sqn, which ditched in the Bay of Biscay during a special duties operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Aug

Flt Sgt

ROSENBLATT, NATHAN  (655247)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN349 DT-X of No 192 Sqn, which ditched in the Bay of Biscay during a special duties operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Aug

LAC

SINGLETON, JOHN  (1549224)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 144 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in El Alia Cemetery

06-Aug

WO

FELUS, Kazimierz (P.780559)  PAF; age: 40

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet l, HP318 of No 1485 Flt, which spun into the ground near Eagly in Lincolnshire.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery

06-Aug

AC2

FELDON, RICHARD CHARLES  (1672453)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor III, HM318 of No 2 Radio School, which broke up in the air during recovery from a dive at Kington Langley, Wiltshire.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

06-Aug

Sgt

SEARSTON, RAYMOND  (1818726)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK430 of No 23 OTU, which crashed near Whitchurch in Shropshire following an engine failure during a Bullseye sortie.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

06-Aug

Flt Sgt

ARRIL, WILLIAM MCKENZIE  (R/145976)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK430 of No 23 OTU, which crashed near Whitchurch in Shropshire following an engine failure during a Bullseye sortie.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

06-Aug

Flt Sgt

DE BELLEFEUILLE, JOSEPH PAUL GUY MARCEL  (R/154021)  RCAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK430 of No 23 OTU, which crashed near Whitchurch in Shropshire following an engine failure during a Bullseye sortie.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

06-Aug

Flt Sgt

LABBE, JOSEPH PAUL ROLAND  (R/131388)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK430 of No 23 OTU, which crashed near Whitchurch in Shropshire following an engine failure during a Bullseye sortie.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

06-Aug

Fg Off

SOLOMKA, NICHOLAS  (J/20892)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK430 of No 23 OTU, which crashed near Whitchurch in Shropshire following an engine failure during a Bullseye sortie.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

06-Aug

WO II

THERIEN, FRANCOIS CECILIUS JEAN-LOUIS  (R/104805)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK430 of No 23 OTU, which crashed near Whitchurch in Shropshire following an engine failure during a Bullseye sortie.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

06-Aug

Sgt

PEVERELL, WILLIAM THOMAS  (1494705)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was probably killed whilst flying in Oxford I, AR909 of No 23 SFTS, which crashed 5 miles from Heany.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

06-Aug

LAC

BEATTIE, JOHN  (1100948)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was serving with No 4401 Flt at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

06-Aug

Sgt

KEMP, EDWARD LEONARD  (1321617)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, HP510 of No 58 OTU, which on the approach to Balado Bridge after losing power soon after take off.  He is buried in Lewisham (Hither Green) Cemetery

06-Aug

LAC

MARSHALL, ALEXANDER LEARMONTH  (1366468)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, HP510 of No 58 OTU, which on the approach to Balado Bridge after losing power soon after take off.  He was cremated at Edinburgh (Warriston) Crematorium

06-Aug

LAC

BOWLES, THOMAS HENRY  (641958)  RAF; age: ?

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

06-Aug

Cpl

RIELLY, ROBERT JOSEPH  (535202)  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-Aug

AC1

ROBERTS, ERNEST  (992671)  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

06-Aug

LAC

HAMLIN, CLAUDE  (1200639)  RAFVR; age: ?

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

06-Aug

LAC

MARTELL, CHARLES ERNEST  (R/104349)  RCAF; age: 25

He was serving at RAF Ford and died from natural causes in Boscombe Isolation Hospital..  He is buried in Bournemouth North Cemetery

06-Aug

AC1

WARNE, HENRY ERNEST  (907872)  RAFVR; age: 22

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

06-Aug

AC1

BICKLEY, GORDON WILLIAM  (1577689)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving in the UK and died on the Invergordon to Kildary road, opposite the entrance to Balintraid Farm, from a fracture, sustained in a road accident.  He is buried in Wednesbury Cemetery.

07-Aug

Sgt

STEVENS, JAMES HENRY  (1383561)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4133 WS-Z of No 9 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at Bardney on completion of night cross-country training flight.  He is buried in City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery

07-Aug

Flt Sgt

MERES, FRANK  (421921)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4133 WS-Z of No 9 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at Bardney on completion of night cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery

07-Aug

Sgt

WYATT, PETER CLIFFORD WILFRED  (1332914)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4133 WS-Z of No 9 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at Bardney on completion of night cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery

07-Aug

Sgt

TAYLOR, ERIC  (1076060)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4133 WS-Z of No 9 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at Bardney on completion of night cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Pelton Cemetery

07-Aug

Sgt

DAVIS, JOHN BERNARD  (1333716)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4133 WS-Z of No 9 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at Bardney on completion of night cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Plumstead Cemetery

07-Aug

Sgt

LOFTHOUSE, JOHN DONALD  (983568)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4133 WS-Z of No 9 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at Bardney on completion of night cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Preston (New Hall Lane) Cemetery

07-Aug

Sgt

ROBERTSON, STANLEY  (1620748)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4133 WS-Z of No 9 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at Bardney on completion of night cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Warrington Cemetery

07-Aug

Cpl

HUTCHINSON, GEORGE  (570881)  RAF; age: 22

He had been serving with No 27 Sqn but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Haruku.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

07-Aug

Sgt

AMSTELL, RAYMOND HENRY  (1455709)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK614 JN-H of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Aug

Sgt

BOOTH, RONALD  (1096896)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK614 JN-H of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Aug

Flt Sgt

GITTINS, THOMAS HENRY  (1067871)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK614 JN-H of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Aug

Sgt

KITCHING, STEPHEN TOM  (1215487)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK614 JN-H of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Aug

Flt Sgt

MAYO, JOHN RUSSELL  (417085)  RNZAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK614 JN-H of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Aug

Flt Sgt

ROTHSTEIN, IRVINE SYDNEY  (R/123638)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK614 JN-H of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Aug

Sgt

TURNER, ALBERT EDWARD  (1316391)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, BK614 JN-H of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Aug

WO

TRELOAR, IAN  (401551)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk III, FR849 of No 112 Sqn, which failed to return from an armed recce patrol over Sicily.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

07-Aug

Sgt

ELDERSON, WILLIAM KENNETH  (1067545)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF763 'T'  of No 142 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beach-head at Messina.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

07-Aug

Flt Sgt

MARSH, WALTER WILLIAM  (1319198)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF763 'T'  of No 142 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beach-head at Messina.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

07-Aug

Flt Sgt

O'LOGHLEN, PATRICK FRANCIS  (412664)  RAAF; age: 22

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF763 'T'  of No 142 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beach-head at Messina.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

07-Aug

Fg Off

PLAYFAIR, PETER JOHN  (138476)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF763 'T'  of No 142 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beach-head at Messina.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

07-Aug

Sqn Ldr

THOMPSON, ALAN EDWARD  (39048)  RAF; age: ?

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF763 'T'  of No 142 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beach-head at Messina.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

07-Aug

Fg Off

BODGER, COLIN BASIL LYNCH  (130573)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF466 'H' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beach-head at Messina.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

07-Aug

Sgt

HOLMES, RONALD JAMES  (1324479)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF466 'H' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beach-head at Messina.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

07-Aug

Sgt

LOVESY, DAVID KIMBERLEY  (1482488)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF466 'H' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beach-head at Messina.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

07-Aug

Sgt

PULLUM, CHARLES HENRY  (1212416)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF466 'H' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beach-head at Messina.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

07-Aug

Sgt

WATERS, CHARLES WILLIAM CUBITT  (656845)  RAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF466 'H' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beach-head at Messina.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

07-Aug

Sgt

BINNIE, JAMES  (1028032)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF535 'R' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beach-head at Messina.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

07-Aug

Fg Off

DARLING, CHESTER COBURN  (J/21819)  RCAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF535 'R' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beach-head at Messina.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

07-Aug

Sgt

DEWAR, ALEXANDER  (1514168)  RAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF535 'R' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beach-head at Messina.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

07-Aug

Flt Sgt

IVORY, JAMES RICHARD  (22929)  RAAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF535 'R' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beach-head at Messina.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

07-Aug

Sgt

KNIGHT, STANLEY WADDY  (1512705)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF535 'R' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beach-head at Messina.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

07-Aug

Flt Sgt

BATE, HERBERT ABRAHAM  (1433330)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP590 of No 172 Sqn, which ditched during an anti-submarine patrol following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Aug

Plt Off

PHILLIPS, PETER WILLIAM  (145507)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP590 of No 172 Sqn, which ditched during an anti-submarine patrol following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Aug

Sgt

WARE, HORACE WILLIAM JOHN  (1380295)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP590 of No 172 Sqn, which ditched during an anti-submarine patrol following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Aug

LAC

SALKELD, ROBERT  (1555790)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was serving with No 199 Sqn and died from a fractured skull sustained in a cycle accident on the Newmarket to Brandon road.  He is buried in Cathcart Cemetery

07-Aug

LAC

BOTTOMLEY, RONALD  (1215757)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 199 Sqn and died from a fractured skull sustained in a cycle accident on the Newmarket to Brandon road.  He is buried in Leeds (Harehills) Cemetery

07-Aug

Fg Off

STOCKER, ARTHUR EWART  (127466)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, JM347 of No 248 Sqn, which was shot down over the Bay of Biscay by a Fw 191.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Aug

Sqn Ldr

WINNICOTT, RICHARD GEORGE  (42664)  RAF; age: 25

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, JM347 of No 248 Sqn, which was shot down over the Bay of Biscay by a Fw 192.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Aug

Flt Sgt

LORY, LLOYD DOUGLAS  (413439)  RNZAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk III, FR304 of No 260 Sqn, which crashed after its tail was blown off by flak during at attack on MT in Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

07-Aug

Sgt

REIST, CHARLES ANDREW  (R/163707)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE261 'R' of No 425 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to El Haouaria on its return from a raid to Naples.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery

07-Aug

Fg Off

CLARK, ROSS EDGERTON  (J/14771)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE261 'R' of No 425 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to El Haouaria on its return from a raid to Naples.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

07-Aug

Flt Sgt

DRISCOLL, THOMAS JOHN  (R/149761)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE261 'R' of No 425 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to El Haouaria on its return from a raid to Naples.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

07-Aug

Sgt

PERRY, RONALD BERTRAM  (1386608)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE261 'R' of No 425 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to El Haouaria on its return from a raid to Naples.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

07-Aug

Plt Off

WOOD, DUNCAN ANDREW  (J/18772)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE261 'R' of No 425 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to El Haouaria on its return from a raid to Naples.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

07-Aug

Sgt

BAIRD, ROBERT (RONNIE)  (1562177)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK690 QS-G of No 620 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Nantes on its return from a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery

07-Aug

Plt Off

DONKIN, DIXON DAVID  (138397)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK690 QS-G of No 620 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Nantes on its return from a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery

07-Aug

Sgt

RASHLEY, COLIN EDWARD  (1336152)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK690 QS-G of No 620 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Nantes on its return from a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery

07-Aug

Fg Off

ROGERS, JOHN ARTHUR  (120595)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK690 QS-G of No 620 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Nantes on its return from a Gardening sortie to the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery

07-Aug

Fg Off

BUTTIMORE, LESLIE NORMAN  (417194)  RNZAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3026 of No 1 TTU, which flew into a hill in low cloud during a formation practice flight.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery

07-Aug

Flt Sgt

GREER, SYDNEY RAYMOND  (417208)  RNZAF; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3026 of No 1 TTU, which flew into a hill in low cloud during a formation practice flight.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery

07-Aug

Fg Off

JOHNSTONE, JOHN HENRY WILLOX  (414043)  RAAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3026 of No 1 TTU, which flew into a hill in low cloud during a formation practice flight.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery

07-Aug

Flt Sgt

LEE, ERIC DOUGLAS  (414413)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3026 of No 1 TTU, which flew into a hill in low cloud during a formation practice flight.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery

07-Aug

Sgt

HIRST, ERIC WILLIAMS  (1134186)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX774 of No 1 TTU, which crashed into the sea off Turnberry.  He is buried in Bebington Cemetery

07-Aug

Flt Sgt

SORENSEN, DERRICK RALPH  (1313849)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX774 of No 1 TTU, which crashed into the sea off Turnberry.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery

07-Aug

Sgt

HISCOCK, JOHN LEONARD  (1319841)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX774 of No 1 TTU, which crashed into the sea off Turnberry.  He is buried in Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery

07-Aug

Sgt

WEBBER, JAMES LEONARD  (1435307)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX774 of No 1 TTU, which crashed into the sea off Turnberry.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery

07-Aug

Sgt

PADFIELD, ERNEST LESLIE  (1384929)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX774 of No 1 TTU, which crashed into the sea off Turnberry.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Aug

Flt Sgt

WRIGHT, FREDRICK JOHN  (30881)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HX774 of No 1 TTU, which crashed into the sea off Turnberry.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Aug

Sgt

BRIZA, VITEZSLAV  (787155)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FV953 of No 111 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from Nassau.  He is buried in Nassau War Cemetery

07-Aug

Plt Off

HADRAVEK, JAN  (149112)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FV953 of No 111 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from Nassau.  He is buried in Nassau War Cemetery

07-Aug

Flt Lt

MAREK, JAROSLAV  (101497)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FV953 of No 111 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from Nassau.  He is buried in Nassau War Cemetery

07-Aug

Sgt

SALZ, Z. KAREL  (788106)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FV953 of No 111 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from Nassau.  He is buried in Nassau War Cemetery

07-Aug

Sgt

SOTOLA, JOSEF  (787341)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FV953 of No 111 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from Nassau.  He is buried in Nassau War Cemetery

07-Aug

Sgt

TURNA, JOSEF  (788278)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FV953 of No 111 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from Nassau.  He is buried in Nassau War Cemetery

07-Aug

Fg Off

ELLIS, ROY WILLIAM  (136508)  RAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP101 of No 131 OTU, which flew into the ground at night at Duross Point, Lough Erne.  He is buried in Hanwell Cemetery

07-Aug

LAC

SMITH, BENJAMIN (922898)  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

07-Aug

Flt Lt

SMITH, WILLIAM JAMES  (J/5836)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LX304 of No 18 (P) AFU, which collided with Whitley, BD221 near Stagsden in Bedfordshire.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

07-Aug

Flt Sgt

OATES, DOUGLAS LAMBERT  (1380533)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LX304 of No 18 (P) AFU, which collided with Whitley, BD221 near Stagsden in Bedfordshire.  He is buried in Hawkwell (St Mary) Churchyard

07-Aug

Sgt

SIGWART, GEORGE VINCENT  (1601889)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LX304 of No 18 (P) AFU, which collided with Whitley, BD221 near Stagsden in Bedfordshire.  He is buried in Wolverton Cemetery

07-Aug

WO

HEYES, THOMAS SIDNEY  (655460)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HF612 of No 22 OTU, which stalled and crashed on the approach to Wellesbourne Mountford whilst attempting to land on one engine.  He is buried in Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery

07-Aug

Sgt

BRADSHAW, BERNARD  (1450741)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HF612 of No 22 OTU, which stalled and crashed on the approach to Wellesbourne Mountford whilst attempting to land on one engine.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery

07-Aug

Fg Off

HETHERINGTON, PATRICK MICHEAL  (J/22526)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HF612 of No 22 OTU, which stalled and crashed on the approach to Wellesbourne Mountford whilst attempting to land on one engine.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery

07-Aug

Sgt

HILL, WILLIAM GRANT  (R/139366)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HF612 of No 22 OTU, which stalled and crashed on the approach to Wellesbourne Mountford whilst attempting to land on one engine.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery

07-Aug

Sgt

MARTIN, DANIEL MONTGOMERY  (R/199556)  RCAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HF612 of No 22 OTU, which stalled and crashed on the approach to Wellesbourne Mountford whilst attempting to land on one engine.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery

07-Aug

Sgt

FIETZ, CLIVE HENRY CHARLES  (424169)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3790 of No 26 OTU, which crashed into Winslow village after control was lost during an overshoot at Little Horwood  Thirteen civilians were also killed.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

07-Aug

Sgt

McKEON, JOHN PATRICK VALENTINE  (1382646)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3790 of No 26 OTU, which crashed into Winslow village after control was lost during an overshoot at Little Horwood  Thirteen civilians were also killed.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

07-Aug

Sgt

DAVIES, WILFRED  (1316984)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3790 of No 26 OTU, which crashed into Winslow village after control was lost during an overshoot at Little Horwood  Thirteen civilians were also killed.  He is buried in Pontnewydd (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

07-Aug

Sgt

SOWTER, JOHN YORK  (1253037)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3790 of No 26 OTU, which crashed into Winslow village after control was lost during an overshoot at Little Horwood  Thirteen civilians were also killed.  He was cremated at  Oxford Crematorium

07-Aug

Sgt

DAVIDGE, JOHN JAMES  (1803836)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9638 of No 28 OTU, which crashed near Castle Donnington following an engine fire during a night training detail.  He is buried in Burton-on-the-Wolds burial Ground

07-Aug

Sgt

OWENS, RICHARD ARTHUR  (1410618)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9638 of No 28 OTU, which crashed near Castle Donnington following an engine fire during a night training detail.  He is buried in Llanfair Kilgeddin (St Mary) Churchyard

07-Aug

Sgt

LONG, GEORGE ALBERT  (R/156117)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9638 of No 28 OTU, which crashed near Castle Donnington following an engine fire during a night training detail.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

07-Aug

Sgt

PIMM, RONALD WILLIAM BELMONT  (656841)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9638 of No 28 OTU, which crashed near Castle Donnington following an engine fire during a night training detail.  He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery

07-Aug

Flt Sgt

BAGLEY, RONALD WILLIAM  (1237237)  RAFVR; age: 18

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9638 of No 28 OTU, which crashed near Castle Donnington following an engine fire during a night training detail.  He is buried in Wilnecote New Cemetery, Tamworth.

07-Aug

Flt Sgt

GREEN, HOWARD  (1207315)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, N9207 of No 4 (C) OTU, which stalled in a turn at low altitude and crashed into the Cromarty Firth near Evanton.  He is buried in Brierley Hill Cemetery

07-Aug

Flt Sgt

CLEMENTS, REGINALD B.  (656679)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, N9207 of No 4 (C) OTU, which stalled in a turn at low altitude and crashed into the Cromarty Firth near Evanton.  He was buried in/or cremated at  City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park

07-Aug

Flt Lt

PEARSON, RONALD WILLIAM DFC (44733)  RAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, LD159 of No 5 MU, which flew into the ground at Kemble Wood, near Kemble.  He is buried in Kemble Church Cemetery

07-Aug

Cpl

NORTHAM, RAYMOND GIBBONS  (931286)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was serving with No 542 AMES at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras (St Mary's) Cemetery, Chennai

07-Aug

Flt Sgt

O'KEEFFE, DANIEL JOSEPH  (414870)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, P3620 of No 59 OTU, which collided with P3104 and crashed near Fenwick.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

07-Aug

Sgt

BELCOURT, FRANK  (R/164031)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Master I, T8565 of No 7 (P) AFU, which stalled and crashed whilst attempting to avoid trees following an engine failure on take off from Peterborough.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

07-Aug

Fg Off

NEEDHAM, ERIC JOSEPH  (110868)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DK990 of No 7 (P) AFU, which crashed on a night take off from Sibson.  He is buried in Lewisham (Hither Green) Cemetery

07-Aug

Sqn Ldr

GREEN, CYRIL FRANCIS  (64377)  RAFVR; age: 51

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

07-Aug

Sgt

HARVEY, THOMAS FREDERICK  (356325)  RAF; age: 51

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 Brentford.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

07-Aug

ACW2

WARREN, EDNA EILEEN  (469853)  WAAF; 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 Holderness.  She is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery

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