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Casualties - 16 - 17 August 1943


16-Aug

Flt Lt

DE SELYS LONGCHAMPS, Baron JEAN MICHEL P. M. G.  (61313)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, EJ950 'X' of No 3 Sqn, which crashed on landing back at Manston following a scramble.  He is buried in Minster (Thanet) Cemetery

16-Aug

Plt Off

GOSPEL, LESLIE WARREN  (147359)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM337 EA-V of No 49 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Cheronvilliers in France on its return from a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Cheronvilliers Churchyard

16-Aug

Sgt

HEDGE, HERBERT  (1212184)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM337 EA-V of No 49 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Cheronvilliers in France on its return from a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Cheronvilliers Churchyard

16-Aug

Sgt

HUNTINGFORD, ARCHIE EDWIN  (1396068)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM337 EA-V of No 49 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Cheronvilliers in France on its return from a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Cheronvilliers Churchyard

16-Aug

Sgt

JAMES, RONALD  (614587)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM337 EA-V of No 49 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Cheronvilliers in France on its return from a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Cheronvilliers Churchyard

16-Aug

Flt Sgt

TAYLOR, COLIN WILLIAM  (420406)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM337 EA-V of No 49 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Cheronvilliers in France on its return from a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Cheronvilliers Churchyard

16-Aug

Fg Off

ORGAN, ARTHUR JOSEPH  (134688)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA896 DX-D of No 57 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Scampton on its return from a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Bristol (Arnos Vale) Roman Catholic Cemetery

16-Aug

Flt Sgt

HASKINS, RONALD HENRY  (415789)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA896 DX-D of No 57 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Scampton on its return from a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Scampton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

16-Aug

Plt Off

SMITHERS, JACK  (412853)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA896 DX-D of No 57 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Scampton on its return from a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Scampton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

16-Aug

Sgt

LUXFORD, ALAN GEORGE  (1622053)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA896 DX-D of No 57 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Scampton on its return from a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Sheffield (Shiregreen) Cemetery

16-Aug

Sgt

ROSE, DERRICK JOHN  (575202)  RAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA896 DX-D of No 57 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Scampton on its return from a raid to Milan.  He was cremated at  South London Crematorium, Mitcham

16-Aug

Sgt

BUNDY, ARTHUR WILLIAM SAMUEL  (1333018)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR746 of No 58 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Aug

Sgt

HARGREAVES, WILLIAM JOHN  (1312573)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR746 of No 58 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Aug

Sgt

HOLLOWAY, GORDON STANLEY  (1213799)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR746 of No 58 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Aug

Fg Off

JENKINS, FREDRICK HAROLD  (122137)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR746 of No 58 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Aug

Sgt

JOHNSON, STANLEY REGINALD  (1383450)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR746 of No 58 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Aug

Sgt

KING, ARTHUR JAMES  (658033)  RAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR746 of No 58 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Aug

Fg Off

PARK, HAROLD MAURICE  (J/12242)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR746 of No 58 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Aug

Fg Off

WEBSTER, GEORGE WILLIAM  (136712)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR746 of No 58 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Aug

Fg Off

WILLIAMS, PETER YEATES  (J/21862)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR746 of No 58 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Aug

Sgt

WEBSTER, HENRY FRANCIS  (1292688)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV186 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Lisieux in France during a raid to Milan.  He is buried in St Desir War Cemetery

16-Aug

Fg Off

CLOUGH, FRED  (130286)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV186 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Lisieux in France during a raid to Milan.  He is buried in St Desir War Cemetery

16-Aug

Sgt

HULMES, ARTHUR  (977041)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV186 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Lisieux in France during a raid to Milan.  He is buried in St Desir War Cemetery

16-Aug

Flt Sgt

PIGEAU, JOSEPH DAVID  (R/130299)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV186 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Lisieux in France during a raid to Milan.  He is buried in St Desir War Cemetery

16-Aug

Sgt

SALMOND, PETER MILLER HAMILTON  (1550383)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV186 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Lisieux in France during a raid to Milan.  He is buried in St Desir War Cemetery

16-Aug

Flt Sgt

SCOTT, ROBERT ALEXANDER LESLIE  (R/95664)  RCAF; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV186 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Lisieux in France during a raid to Milan.  He is buried in St Desir War Cemetery

16-Aug

Plt Off

STEER, RONALD  (147998)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV186 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Lisieux in France during a raid to Milan.  He is buried in St Desir War Cemetery

16-Aug

Flt Sgt

COSTELLO, MICHAEL  (R/123094)  RCAF; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE891 AA-Q of No 75 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie in the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in Les Sables-D'Olonne (La Chaume) New Communal Cemetery

16-Aug

Sgt

ANDREWS, REGINALD FREDERICK  (1263093)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE891 AA-Q of No 75 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie in the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in Olonne-sur-Mer Communal Cemetery

16-Aug

Sgt

CRISP, BASIL GEORGE  (1215484)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE891 AA-Q of No 75 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie in the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in Olonne-sur-Mer Communal Cemetery

16-Aug

Flt Sgt

WHITTA, NEVILLE BRUCE  (16566)  RNZAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE891 AA-Q of No 75 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie in the Gironde Estuary.  He is buried in Olonne-sur-Mer Communal Cemetery

16-Aug

Sgt

LOVEWELL, JACK EDMOND  (1333957)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE891 AA-Q of No 75 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie in the Gironde Estuary.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Aug

Sgt

MASON, FREDERICK DAVID  (1230433)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE891 AA-Q of No 75 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie in the Gironde Estuary.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Aug

Fg Off

TURNBULL, JOHN GEORGE  (42490)  RNZAF; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE891 AA-Q of No 75 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie in the Gironde Estuary.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Aug

Fg Off

LEDGARD, JACK  (138019)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ242 of No 88 Sqn, which was hit by flak and crashed near Vitry en Artois during a raid to Denain.  He is buried in Hesdin Communal Cemetery

16-Aug

Plt Off

SMYTH, NORMAN  (155547)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ289 'N' of No 88 Sqn, which is believed to have rolled three times and crashed after hitting a tree on the return from a raid on steel works at Denain.  He is buried in Hesdin Communal Cemetery

16-Aug

Fg Off

SMITH, ALLAN BISHOP  (412274)  RNZAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ289 'N' of No 88 Sqn, which is believed to have rolled three times and crashed after hitting a tree on the return from a raid on steel works at Denain.  He is buried in Hesdin Communal Cemetery

16-Aug

Flt Sgt

COGMAN, ERNEST  (1175806)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ289 'N' of No 88 Sqn, which is believed to have rolled three times and crashed after hitting a tree on the return from a raid on steel works at Denain.  He is buried in Hesdin Communal Cemetery

16-Aug

Plt Off

BRADDEN, HARRY LEO  (J/18091)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ289 'N' of No 88 Sqn, which is believed to have rolled three times and crashed after hitting a tree on the return from a raid on steel works at Denain.  He is buried in Hesdin Communal Cemetery

16-Aug

Sqn Ldr

HAWKINS, GORDON ERNEST  (37096)  RAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ351 of No 88 Sqn, which was shot down by flak between Douai and Arras on a raid to Denain.  He is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery

16-Aug

Sgt

BLUNDELL, THOMAS WILLIAM  (1501882)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 95 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Fajara War Cemetery

16-Aug

Fg Off

McCORMACK, ERNEST HENRY  (135147)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ266 'M' of No 107 Sqn, which was probably shot down during a raid to Denain.  He is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery

16-Aug

Plt Off

KERR, GAVIN JOHN  (147770)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ266 'M' of No 107 Sqn, which was probably shot down during a raid to Denain.  He is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery

16-Aug

Sgt

WHELTON, PATRICK JOHN  (1395586)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ317 'E' of No 107 Sqn, which he abandoned after hitting a pylon during a raid to Denain but did not survive.  He is buried in Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras

16-Aug

Flt Sgt

TURL, CLIFFORD EWART  (1294669)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ317 'E' of No 107 Sqn, which he abandoned after hitting a pylon during a raid to Denain but did not survive.  He is buried in Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras

16-Aug

Sgt

BUTLER, JOHN JOSEPH  (1266567)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ317 'E' of No 107 Sqn, which he abandoned after hitting a pylon during a raid to Denain but did not survive.  He is buried in Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras

16-Aug

Sgt

BROOK, CHARLES EDWARD  (1549548)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS684 KO-M of No 115 Sqn, which crashed near Alencon in France during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

16-Aug

Sgt

CLIFFORD, RICHARD  (1272678)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS684 KO-M of No 115 Sqn, which crashed near Alencon in France during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

16-Aug

Flt Sgt

CRAWSHAW, ROBERT ASHWORTH  (417270)  RNZAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS684 KO-M of No 115 Sqn, which crashed near Alencon in France during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

16-Aug

Sgt

EASTWOOD, STANLEY  (1301034)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS684 KO-M of No 115 Sqn, which crashed near Alencon in France during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

16-Aug

Sgt

HEYES, ADRIAN BERNARD  (577141)  RAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS684 KO-M of No 115 Sqn, which crashed near Alencon in France during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

16-Aug

Sgt

PETTET, WALTER BELL  (1083351)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS684 KO-M of No 115 Sqn, which crashed near Alencon in France during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

16-Aug

Sqn Ldr

WATSON, JOHN RUSSELL  (29029)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS684 KO-M of No 115 Sqn, which crashed near Alencon in France during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

16-Aug

Sgt

EWART, WILLIAM ARNOT  (1369852)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE266 'G' of No 142 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on an enemy airfield.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

16-Aug

Wg Cdr

GIBBES, AUGUSTUS RODNEY DFC (267505)  RAAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE266 'G' of No 142 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on an enemy airfield.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

16-Aug

Sgt

MEEN, NEVILLE JAMES  (1443704)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE266 'G' of No 142 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on an enemy airfield.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

16-Aug

Sgt

PRATT, JAMES CHARLES  (1389072)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE266 'G' of No 142 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on an enemy airfield.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

16-Aug

WO I

SCHULTZ, NORMAN GERHARD  (R/82766)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE266 'G' of No 142 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on an enemy airfield.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

16-Aug

WO

BATES, ALBERT PETER  (1066641)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF596 AS-A of No 166 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Aug

Sgt

BROMBY, ARTHUR  (1451959)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF596 AS-A of No 166 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Aug

Sgt

CARLON, RONALD  (1515883)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF596 AS-A of No 166 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Aug

Sgt

DEAN, GORDON WILLIAM DAVIDSON  (1314707)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF596 AS-A of No 166 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Aug

Fg Off

SWALLOW, ROBERT PHILPOT  (J/14504)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF596 AS-A of No 166 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Aug

Flt Lt

STERNE, JOHN RUTHERFFORD  (J/5831)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP444 of No 174 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an attack on Amiens-Glisy.  He is buried in St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens

16-Aug

Fg Off

WEBSTER, DAVID JOHN  (138667)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP549 of No 195 Sqn, which failed to return from a night intruder sortie to Alkmaar.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery

16-Aug

Sgt

CLEMENT, HARRY  (R/172270)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED498 EM-O of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Houlgate in France during a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Houlgate (Beuzeval) Communal Cemetery

16-Aug

Sgt

CUNNINGHAM, JOHN CHARLES  (1212445)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED498 EM-O of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Houlgate in France during a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Houlgate (Beuzeval) Communal Cemetery

16-Aug

Sgt

KIRKMAN, JACK  (1035586)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED498 EM-O of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Houlgate in France during a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Houlgate (Beuzeval) Communal Cemetery

16-Aug

Sgt

WHITE, JAMES STANLEY  (1397951)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED498 EM-O of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Houlgate in France during a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Houlgate (Beuzeval) Communal Cemetery

16-Aug

Sgt

WILCOCKSON, ROBERT WILLIAM  (1586239)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED498 EM-O of No 207 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Houlgate in France during a raid to Milan.  He is buried in Houlgate (Beuzeval) Communal Cemetery

16-Aug

Sgt

COX, MANASSAH  (1235080)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DJ994 of No 295 Sqn, which disappeared on a ferry flight from Portreath to Rabat towing a glider.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Aug

Flt Lt

ILINSKI, Olgierd (P.0389)  PAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, R7161  of No 308 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters in the Bernay area during a Ramrod.  He is buried in Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre

16-Aug

Flt Lt

BOSTOCK, JOHN OLIVER  (77530)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1258 of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during a shipping sweep off the Dutch coast.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery

16-Aug

Sqn Ldr

HARRIS, PETER NORMAN DFC (122954)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1258 of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during a shipping sweep off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Aug

Plt Off

INNES, ALBERT GEORGE  (53143)  RAF; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1258 of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during a shipping sweep off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Aug

LAC

BLACK, PETER GEORGE  (1554384)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was serving with No 614 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery

16-Aug

Sqn Ldr

HOGG, WILLIAM ARDEN  (104933)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 2930 Sqn RAF Regiment, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

16-Aug

Flt Sgt

RIORDAN, ALAN DOUGLAS  (420489)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5341 of No 1 TTU, which crashed into the Firth of Clyde during a torpedo training flight.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery

16-Aug

LAC

KELLY, CHRISTOPHER WALTER  (1623691)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth, 1292 of No 12 EFTS, which .  He is buried in Goderich (Maitland) Cemetery

16-Aug

Flt Sgt

SHAVER, WILBER JOSEPH  (R/137419)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, DR896 of No 1622 Flt, which crashed on the Eastney ranges whilst executing low level aerobatics  1 other killed.  He is buried in Gosport (Ann's Hill) Cemetery

16-Aug

Flt Sgt

GILKESON, FENWICK MOSELEY  (414483)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1152 of No 21 OTU, which was shot down by a Mosquito on its return from a Nickel sortie over France.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

16-Aug

Sgt

CAUSER, EDWARD  (2209008)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1152 of No 21 OTU, which was shot down by a Mosquito on its return from a Nickel sortie over France.  He is buried in Whitehaven (Hensingham) Cemetery

16-Aug

LAC

HOBBS, LEONARD VICTOR  (1339646)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Master, 2882 of No 25 AS, which crashed at Standerton whilst executing a low level roll.  He is buried in Standerton Cemetery

16-Aug

Sgt

DOWNTON, GEORGE EDGAR  (655505)  RAF; age: 24

He was killed when he walked into the rotating propeller of Wellington, ? of No 29 OTU.  He is buried in Keynsham Cemetery

16-Aug

AC1

RANCE, WILLIAM EDWARD  (1600350)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 320 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

16-Aug

Sgt

DOBBIE, MALCOLM  (1292325)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was serving in the 54 OTU 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 Gosport (Ann's Hill) Cemetery

16-Aug

Cpl

HODKIN, WILLIAM  (858933)  AuxAF; age: 44

He was serving with No 75 EU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

16-Aug

Flt Sgt

McFARLANE, ALFRED HECTOR  (10809)  RAAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, JM221 of No 9 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise over the Irish Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Aug

Sgt

McGINNITY, CYRIL  (1509567)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, JM221 of No 9 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise over the Irish Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Aug

Fg Off

HISGROVE, PHILIP WILLIAM  (204186)  RAFVR; age: 34

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

16-Aug

AC1

YOUNG, JOHN  (850544)  AuxAF; 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

16-Aug

AC2

SPRINGATE, THOMAS LEONARD DENNIS  (1244999)  RAFVR; age: 22

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

16-Aug

AC2

WILLIAMS, JOHN JAMES  (1109869)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

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

16-Aug

AC1

NETHERWAY, GERALD THOMAS  (1426691)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving in the UK died at Grosvenor Sanatorium, Ashford, Kent, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Surbiton Cemetery.

16-Aug

AC2

FAWCETT, RALPH EDWIN  (2209445)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst serving with No 6 (P) AFU, when he was struck by the propeller of Oxford I, LB444 whilst it was being refuelled at night at Little Rissington.  He is buried in Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery

16-Aug

Airman

CZEPINSKI, Franciszek (P.784744)  PAF; age:

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Surrey Mid E.  He is buried in Battersea (Morden) Cemetery.

17-Aug

Fg Off

WOOD, LEONARD JOHN  (116443)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, EK176 of No 1 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained the previous day when the aircraft force landed near Lydd following an engine failure.  He is buried in Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery

17-Aug

LAC

VOWLES, ESMOND JAMES  (1400136)  RAFVR; age: 21

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

17-Aug

Sgt

FARRELLY, JOHN THOMAS  (1238493)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HX820 of No 23 Sqn, which crashed as it attempted a single engined landing on its return from an intruder sortie to Taranto.  He is buried in Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily.

17-Aug

Sgt

SABINE, LOUIS  (659095)  RAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HX820 of No 23 Sqn, which crashed as it attempted a single engined landing on its return from an intruder sortie to Taranto.  He is buried in Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily.

17-Aug

Fg Off

GRIFFITHS, ROBERT WILLIAMS  (116501)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR880 TL-K of No 35 Sqn, which came down near Milan during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Milan War Cemetery

17-Aug

Sqn Ldr

HAGGARTY, PATRICK ARCHIBALD  (42500)  RAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR880 TL-K of No 35 Sqn, which came down near Milan during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Milan War Cemetery

17-Aug

Sgt

MUTCH, GEORGE CONNELLY  (575761)  RAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR880 TL-K of No 35 Sqn, which came down near Milan during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Milan War Cemetery

17-Aug

Flt Lt

SUMNER, ALAN HENRY JOHN  (126845)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR880 TL-K of No 35 Sqn, which came down near Milan during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Milan War Cemetery

17-Aug

Flt Lt

WHITE, MORRIS JOHN ALFRED  (120889)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR880 TL-K of No 35 Sqn, which came down near Milan during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Milan War Cemetery

17-Aug

WO II

O'BRIEN, PATRICK VERNON  (R/118136)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XI, MP703 of No 38 Sqn, which suffered an engine fire during a convoy patrol and hit an obstruction whilst making a forced landing on a beach at Haifa.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery

17-Aug

Flt Sgt

BUTTERWORTH, CYRIL  (1425005)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED989 DX-F of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the Peenemunde raid.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Aug

Sgt

HARKNESS, JOHN FURNISS  (1550367)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED989 DX-F of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the Peenemunde raid.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Aug

Wg Cdr

HASKELL, WALTER RALPH  (44563)  RAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED989 DX-F of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the Peenemunde raid.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Aug

Sgt

JOHN, JOHN ELWYN  (1153102)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED989 DX-F of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the Peenemunde raid.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Aug

Fg Off

JONES, JAMES  (133565)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED989 DX-F of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the Peenemunde raid.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Aug

Flt Sgt

LAMB, JAMES LAWRENCE  (R/164563)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED989 DX-F of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the Peenemunde raid.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Aug

Sgt

NYE, DONALD EDWIN  (1384582)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED989 DX-F of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the Peenemunde raid.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Aug

Sgt

STRINGER, RONALD AMOS CHARLES MARTIN  (1467653)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED989 DX-F of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the Peenemunde raid.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Aug

Sgt

HUTCHINSON, JOHN ALBERT  (1387540)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD179 NF-F of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Ecorcei during a SOE sortie to France.  He is buried in Bernay (Ste Croix) Communal Cemetery

17-Aug

Sgt

ANSELL, HORACE GEORGE  (1472439)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD179 NF-F of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Ecorcei during a SOE sortie to France.  He is buried in Ecorcei Churchyard

17-Aug

Sgt

BOLES, FRANCIS  (1349988)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD179 NF-F of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Ecorcei during a SOE sortie to France.  He is buried in Ecorcei Churchyard

17-Aug

Sgt

DUCKETT, GEORGE WILLIAM FRANCIS  (1817929)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD179 NF-F of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Ecorcei during a SOE sortie to France.  He is buried in Ecorcei Churchyard

17-Aug

Flt Sgt

HAYTER, NORMAN WOOD  (412439)  RAAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD179 NF-F of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Ecorcei during a SOE sortie to France.  He is buried in Ecorcei Churchyard

17-Aug

Flt Sgt

ROBINSON, ALLAN BLAKISTON  (425220)  RAAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD179 NF-F of No 138 Sqn, which crashed near Ecorcei during a SOE sortie to France.  He is buried in Ecorcei Churchyard

17-Aug

Flt Lt

BEWG, WALTER HENRY  (119919)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, DN553 of No 182 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s  near Lille during a Ramrod.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Aug

AC2

MANLEY, THOMAS  (1086297)  RAFVR; age: ?

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

17-Aug

Sgt

BATES, JAMES DENNIS  (1301762)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH884 HA-X of No 218 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter at Amberieu in France during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Lyon (La Doua) French National Cemetery

17-Aug

Plt Off

CHUDZIK, STANLEY FRANK  (J/18248)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH884 HA-X of No 218 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter at Amberieu in France during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Lyon (La Doua) French National Cemetery

17-Aug

Sgt

DEANS, DONALD  (1039634)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH884 HA-X of No 218 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter at Amberieu in France during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Lyon (La Doua) French National Cemetery

17-Aug

Sgt

RAWLINGS, DONALD PETER JACK  (1312985)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH884 HA-X of No 218 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter at Amberieu in France during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Lyon (La Doua) French National Cemetery

17-Aug

Sgt

TAYLOR, CHARLES EDWARD  (1390419)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH884 HA-X of No 218 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter at Amberieu in France during a raid to Turin.  He is buried in Lyon (La Doua) French National Cemetery

17-Aug

Sgt

MATTHEWS, ROY  (645055)  RAF; age: 22

He was serving with No 250 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

17-Aug

Plt Off

SHOULDICE, GRAHAM MILTON  (J/18082)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MA615 of No 403 Sqn, which crashed into the sea after colliding with LZ997 during Ramrod 206 to Ghent .  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Aug

Plt Off

BEAVO, WILLIAM EDWARD  (J/18308)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR856 LQ-W of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Turin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Aug

Plt Off

CARNEY, RICHARD ALEXANDER  (J/17331)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR856 LQ-W of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Turin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Aug

Fg Off

HAWKINS, JOHN DAVID  (J/16775)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR856 LQ-W of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Turin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Aug

Fg Off

MANNING, PETER WILLIAM  (139637)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR856 LQ-W of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Turin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Aug

WO II

McKAY, GORDON CAMPBELL  (R/129636)  RCAF; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR856 LQ-W of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Turin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Aug

Sgt

MILLER, MALCOLM STEPHEN  (R/73707)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR856 LQ-W of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Turin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Aug

Fg Off

VINEY, FREDERICK HAROLD  (J/11355)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR856 LQ-W of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Turin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Aug

WO II

LAZENBY, THOMAS HENRY  (R/124427)  RCAF; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, DF686 of No 420 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beaches on Sicily.  He is buried in Agira Canadian War Cemetery, Sicily

17-Aug

Fg Off

DOUGLAS, ERIC HAYDEN  (J/22691)  RCAF; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, DF686 of No 420 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beaches on Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

17-Aug

Plt Off

DOWDS, HERBERT JOSEPH  (J/20831)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, DF686 of No 420 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beaches on Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

17-Aug

Fg Off

FREEMAN, AVERELL WHITMAN  (J/16400)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, DF686 of No 420 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beaches on Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

17-Aug

Flt Sgt

HILL, WILLIAM FREDERICK IRVINE  (R/100778)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, DF686 of No 420 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the beaches on Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

17-Aug

AC1

McCANN, JOHN  (1558141)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 2924 Sqn RAF Regiment, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Nicosia War Cemetery

17-Aug

Sgt

KENT-PHILLIPS, KENNETH STANLEY (TINKER)  (533837)  RAF; age: 26

He was serving with No 157 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

17-Aug

Sgt

VANLINT, JAMES ARTHUR  (1443790)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, III, Z1694 of No 23 OTU, which dived into the ground near Wymeswold airfield whilst off track during a special night exercise.  He is buried in Chingford Mount Cemetery

17-Aug

Sgt

CHISNELL, ROBERT HILLIARD  (R/186823)  RCAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, III, Z1694 of No 23 OTU, which dived into the ground near Wymeswold airfield whilst off track during a special night exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

17-Aug

Fg Off

DUKE, ALLAN THOMAS  (J/21361)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, III, Z1694 of No 23 OTU, which dived into the ground near Wymeswold airfield whilst off track during a special night exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

17-Aug

Flt Sgt

HOLDITCH, GORDON WILLIAM  (R/140533)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, III, Z1694 of No 23 OTU, which dived into the ground near Wymeswold airfield whilst off track during a special night exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

17-Aug

Flt Sgt

JOHNSON, FREDERICK DAVID  (R/103555)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, III, Z1694 of No 23 OTU, which dived into the ground near Wymeswold airfield whilst off track during a special night exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

17-Aug

Flt Sgt

TAYLOR, JOSEPH  (R/159957)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, III, Z1694 of No 23 OTU, which dived into the ground near Wymeswold airfield whilst off track during a special night exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

17-Aug

WO

DARNELL, STANLEY JOHN  (1271748)  RAF; age: 22

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Anson I, DG755 of the 4 (O) AFU, which hit the ground after stalling at West Freugh.  He is buried in Porthcawl Cemetery

17-Aug

Sgt

BELL, LEONARD ALAN  (1487603)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Anson I, DG755 of the 4 (O) AFU, which hit the ground after stalling at West Freugh.  He is buried in Stoneykirk Cemetery

17-Aug

Flt Sgt

SCULLY, GEORGE HENRY  (638726)  RAF; age: 34

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Anson I, DG755 of the 4 (O) AFU, which hit the ground after stalling at West Freugh.  He is buried in Stoneykirk Cemetery

17-Aug

Sgt

ROBSON, JOHN  (1580263)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Anson I, DG755 of the 4 (O) AFU, which hit the ground after stalling at West Freugh.  He is buried in Winlaton (St Patrick) Churchyard and Hookergate Cemetery

17-Aug

LAC

VERSTURME-BUNBURY, JOHN GOING  (1809485)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was serving with No 4 BFTS at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Mesa City Cemetery

17-Aug

Fg Off

NOAD, DAVID WALTER  (138002)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LB448 of No 6 (P) AFU, which dived into ground at night near Little Rissington.  He is buried in Camberwell New Cemetery

17-Aug

Flt Sgt

BEAUMONT, HAROLD  (1111883)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, G-AGGF (HJ720) of the BOAC, which flew into a mountain in bad weather.  He is buried in Fettercairn Cemetery

17-Aug

LAC

BOTT, DRYDEN ERNEST MOUNTNEY  (1063647)  RAFVR; age: 30

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

17-Aug

Cpl

HARDY, GORDON JAMES  (547911)  RAF; age: 23

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

17-Aug

LAC

WARD, HARRY  (1112858)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was possibly killed whilst flying in DOAS of the UK, which .  He is buried in Irvinestown Church of Ireland Churchyard

17-Aug

LAC

CARTER, REGINALD JAMES  (752251)  RAFVR; age: 39

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

17-Aug

Plt Off

NORMAN, BRIAN WILFRED  (145436)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving at RAF Sleap and died from injuries sustained in a car accident in Shrewsbury.  He is buried in Goole Cemetery.

18-Aug

Fg Off

BARBEZAT, CHARLES LAWRENCE  (113908)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD200 ZA-S of No 10 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the Peenemunde raid.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

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