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Casualties - 25 - 27 August 1943


25-Aug

Fg Off

ANDREWS, RALPH HILLIER  (119227)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AM217 'Y' of No 2 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during a Popular sortie to the Cherbourg area.  He is buried in Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre

25-Aug

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KIRBY, LAWRENCE WILLIAM  (115053)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AG576 'U' of No 4 Sqn, which presumed to have been shot down by Fw 190s during a fighter recce sortie to Evreux.  He is buried in Newhaven Cemetery

25-Aug

Sgt

AVISON, JOHN FREDERICK  (1083877)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, KW915 of No 33 Sqn, which crashed near Misurata after hitting a gun during an AA co-operation exercise.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

25-Aug

Flt Sgt

HICK, JOHN CHRISTOPHER  (1238441)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE598 'U' of No 104 Sqn, which was shot down in the target area during a sortie to Torre Annunziata.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

25-Aug

Flt Sgt

McINTOSH, ERNEST  (1387167)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE598 'U' of No 104 Sqn, which was shot down in the target area during a sortie to Torre Annunziata.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

25-Aug

Sgt

PAPE, DONALD FRANK PALMER  (1575142)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE598 'U' of No 104 Sqn, which was shot down in the target area during a sortie to Torre Annunziata.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

25-Aug

Sgt

SNOWDEN, JOHN  (1091661)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE598 'U' of No 104 Sqn, which was shot down in the target area during a sortie to Torre Annunziata.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

25-Aug

Sgt

TAYLOR, ARTHUR DIX  (1130724)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE598 'U' of No 104 Sqn, which was shot down in the target area during a sortie to Torre Annunziata.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

25-Aug

Fg Off

BONSEY, WILLIAM BRUCE GEORGE  (138647)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in either  Beaufighter XI, JL880, JL886 or JM159 of No 143 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Aug

Flt Sgt

BOWYER, JACK  (1485105)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JL880, JL886 or JM159 of No 143 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Aug

Fg Off

CHINERY, RAYMOND TREVOR  (124995)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JL880, JL886 or JM159 of No 143 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Aug

Fg Off

DAVIES, ALLAN GORDON  (139735)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JL880, JL886 or JM159 of No 143 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Aug

WO

JEFFERIES, WILLIAM ALAN  (565683)  RAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JL880, JL886 or JM159 of No 143 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Aug

Sqn Ldr

ULLMAN, ROBERT ALEXANDER  (42916)  RAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JL880, JL886 or JM159 of No 143 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Aug

Flt Sgt

BUNTING, WILLIAM JAMES  (1257142)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JL942 of No 143 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Aug

Fg Off

STEWART, KENNETH MURRAY  (403229)  RAAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JL942 of No 143 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Aug

Flt Lt

BURDEN, LESLIE HERBERT  (J/10166)  RCAF; age: 21

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP624 of No 172 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking off from Chivenor after hitting power cables on high ground in a rainstorm.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard

25-Aug

Fg Off

OLDHAM, KENNETH FORD  (136202)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BG871 of No 208 Sqn, which spun into the ground after control was lost whilst flying in formation.  He is buried in Beirut War Cemetery

25-Aug

Plt Off

BONIN, ERNEST DONALD  (J/17220)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5334 of No 519 Sqn, which failed to return from a long range met flight, probably due to an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Aug

Plt Off

FINDLATER, FRANK DESMOND  (411762)  RAAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5334 of No 519 Sqn, which failed to return from a long range met flight, probably due to an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Aug

Flt Sgt

McNICHOL, DAVID LOUIS  (R/114512)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5334 of No 519 Sqn, which failed to return from a long range met flight, probably due to an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Aug

Plt Off

ROWE, ROY  (414720)  RNZAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5334 of No 519 Sqn, which failed to return from a long range met flight, probably due to an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Aug

LAC

WOOD, FRANCIS HAROLD  (1231423)  RAFVR; age: 39

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 2741 Sqn RAF Regiment, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Willesden.  He is buried in St Paul's Cray (St Paulinus) Churchyard

25-Aug

Flt Sgt

LUSCOMBE, JOSEPH THOMAS FREDERICK  (564367)  RAF; age: 29

He was serving with No 106 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery

25-Aug

Sgt

SURBEY, VINCENT JOSEPH  (R/157968)  RCAF; age: 23

He was probably  killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LX237 of No 14 (P) AFU, which collided with Oxford, LX265 on the approach to land.  He is buried in Banff Cemetery, Banffshire

25-Aug

Sgt

LEATHERLAND, LESLIE GORDON  (1316964)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, ED719 of No 15 (P) AFU, which crashed on take-off at night Rudge Farm, Froxfield, Wiltshire.  He is buried in Newport (St Woolos) Cemetery

25-Aug

LAC

ROBBINS, DOUGLAS JAMES BRECKON  (1800400)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Master, 2844 of No 25 AS, which spun into the ground at Standerton having failed to recover.  He is buried in Standerton Cemetery

25-Aug

Plt Off

WIGLEY, DENNIS FREDERICK  (144228)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Master, 2844 of No 25 AS, which spun into the ground at Standerton having failed to recover.  He is buried in Standerton Cemetery

25-Aug

Sgt

ARMITAGE, ROBERT BRIAN  (1545136)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, MP415 of No 3 (P)  AFU, which crashed on overshoot at Long Newton.  He is buried in Denby Dale (Skelmanthorpe) Cemetery

25-Aug

Sgt

INGRAM, ANTONY WILLIAM  (571510)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Anson, JS197 of No 33 SFTS, which .  He is buried in Brandon Cemetery, Manitoba

25-Aug

LAC

SHORNEY, FRANK ROBERT  (1586744)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Anson, JS197 of No 33 SFTS, which .  He is buried in Brandon Cemetery, Manitoba

25-Aug

ACW1

ROBERTSON, BARBARA  (2036250)  WAAF; age: 20

She was serving in the 61 OTU and was killed when she was crossing the railway line at Rednal, Shropshire behind a passenger train to return to their unit and walked into an express goods train.  She is buried in Morebattle Burial Ground

25-Aug

LACW

TURNER, BEATRICE HETTY MABEL  (2054945)  WAAF; age: 27

She was serving in the 61 OTU and was killed when she was crossing the railway line at Rednal, Shropshire behind a passenger train to return to their unit and walked into an express goods train.  She is buried in Wortley (St Leonard) Churchyard Extension

25-Aug

AC2

HOLLANDS, SYDNEY FRANK  (1283706)  RAFVR; age: ?

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

25-Aug

Sgt

HOWIE, JAMES  (328307)  RAF; age: 41

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

25-Aug

AC1

PHILLIPS, DAVID LOUIS  (1871722)  RAFVR; age: 20

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

25-Aug

AC2

CRAIG, DONALD MCPHERSON  (1573951)  RAFVR; 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 Hereford.  He is buried in Hamilton West Cemetery

26-Aug

Sgt

PHETHEAN, ALFRED  (978915)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was probably killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK373 of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce sortie.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

26-Aug

Flt Sgt

DREWE, ARTHUR DOUGLAS  (414474)  RAAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HF693 'F' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the marshalling yards at Bagnoli and is presumed to have ditched.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

26-Aug

Sgt

GREENWOOD, ARTHUR HENRY  (1270218)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HF693 'F' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the marshalling yards at Bagnoli and is presumed to have ditched.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

26-Aug

Sgt

HIPPERSON, STANLEY GEORGE  (1390802)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HF693 'F' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the marshalling yards at Bagnoli and is presumed to have ditched.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

26-Aug

Sgt

HUGHES, RICHARD  (1217270)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HF693 'F' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the marshalling yards at Bagnoli and is presumed to have ditched.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

26-Aug

Sgt

GREEN, ARTHUR HOLLIS  (1132686)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HF693 'F' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on the marshalling yards at Bagnoli and is presumed to have ditched.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

26-Aug

Fg Off

LUND, RICHARD  (125152)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DW938 of No 217 Sqn, which crashed into the sea of Trincomalee during a night torpedo practice.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Aug

Sgt

PLOWS, FRANK  (1307375)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DW938 of No 217 Sqn, which crashed into the sea of Trincomalee during a night torpedo practice.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Aug

Fg Off

WALLIS, STANLEY GEORGE  (120342)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DW938 of No 217 Sqn, which crashed into the sea of Trincomalee during a night torpedo practice.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Aug

Sgt

WALMSLEY, PHILIP  (1188194)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DW938 of No 217 Sqn, which crashed into the sea of Trincomalee during a night torpedo practice.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Aug

Fg Off

WATSON, CALVIN  (J/9676)  RCAF; age: ?

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, DW938 of No 217 Sqn, which crashed into the sea of Trincomalee during a night torpedo practice.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Aug

Sgt

MUNSTERMAN, ERNEST  (R/76838)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE515 'T' of No 424 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Taranto.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

26-Aug

Flt Sgt

BRISLAN, JOHN GLEN  (R/156384)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE515 'T' of No 424 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Taranto.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

26-Aug

Fg Off

WILSON, FRANK PORTER  (J/21729)  RCAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE515 'T' of No 424 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Taranto.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

26-Aug

Flt Sgt

McLENAHAN, ARTHUR CEDRIC  (R/99282)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE515 'T' of No 424 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Taranto.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

26-Aug

Sgt

BOULTON, REX  (1527065)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE515 'T' of No 424 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Taranto.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

26-Aug

Flt Sgt

McKENZIE, ALEXANDER GRACEY  (R/130972)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden, AE195 of No 455 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea during a navigation exercise following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Aug

Sgt

TAYLOR, JOHN PETER  (1317474)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden, AE195 of No 455 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea during a navigation exercise following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Aug

Flt Sgt

WOODROOFE, BERTRAM CECIL  (1558418)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden, AE195 of No 455 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea during a navigation exercise following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Aug

LAC

DUCKWORTH, HARRY  (1688616)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was serving with No 516 and he died from injuries sustained in a road traffic accident.  He is buried in Whickham (St Mary) Churchyard.

26-Aug

Plt Off

RITCHIE, GEORGE WILLIAM  (J/16320)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2118 of No 519 Sqn, which flew into Ben Loyal in Sutherland whilst carrying out and ASR patrol in very poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Wick Cemetery

26-Aug

Flt Sgt

HUDSON-BELL, THOMAS REGINALD TREVOR  (R/99900)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2118 of No 519 Sqn, which flew into Ben Loyal in Sutherland whilst carrying out and ASR patrol in very poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Wick Cemetery

26-Aug

Flt Lt

PUPLETT, HENRY ROBERT (MICK) DFC (82680)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2118 of No 519 Sqn, which flew into Ben Loyal in Sutherland whilst carrying out and ASR patrol in very poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Chislehurst Cemetery

26-Aug

Flt Sgt

SCOTT, ROBERT CHARLES  (951561)  RAFVR; age: 23

He died from injuries sustained on 19 Aug 1943 whilst flying in Beaufighter, 'P' of No 603 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing near Missolonghi following an engine fire during an armed rover.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery

26-Aug

Sqn Ldr

LAYCOCK, HERBERT KEITH  (40925)  RAF; age: 24

He died from injuries sustained on 19 Aug 1943 whilst flying in Beaufighter, 'P' of No 603 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing near Missolonghi following an engine fire during an armed rover.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery

26-Aug

Sgt

MORTON, DUGALD MACCOLL  (1021514)  RAFVR; age: 23

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

26-Aug

Sgt

McDONALD, WESLEY EARL  (R/180883)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT802 of No 1659 HCU, which crashed into a parked Halifax (DT629) whilst landing with a feathered engine at Topcliffe at the conclusion of a night training exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

26-Aug

Sgt

MILLER, W J  (R/91771)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT802 of No 1659 HCU, which crashed into a parked Halifax (DT629) whilst landing with a feathered engine at Topcliffe at the conclusion of a night training exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

26-Aug

Sgt

RAJPOLD, Czeslaw (P.781417)  PAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV765 'N' of No 18 OTU, which captured on 25 Jun 1942 following a raid on Bremen,  he died in captivity.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

26-Aug

LAC

SOUTHWELL, CECIL JAMES  (1159497)  RAFVR; age: 30

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

26-Aug

Sgt

SOUTAR, KENNETH GORDON  (R/90794)  RCAF; age: 37

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE802 'S' of No 20 OTU, which crashed on high ground in Aberdeenshire after sustaining damage to the propeller.  He is buried in Lossiemouth burial Ground

26-Aug

Flt Sgt

WEEKS, EDWARD HOWARD  (R/166149)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE802 'S' of No 20 OTU, which crashed on high ground in Aberdeenshire after sustaining damage to the propeller.  He is buried in Lossiemouth burial Ground

26-Aug

Flt Sgt

CLARK, BASIL ELLIOTT  (R/158763)  RCAF; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE802 'S' of No 20 OTU, which crashed on high ground in Aberdeenshire after sustaining damage to the propeller.  He is buried in Lossiemouth burial Ground

26-Aug

Flt Sgt

ADAMS, FRANK EDWARD  (R/136460)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE802 'S' of No 20 OTU, which crashed on high ground in Aberdeenshire after sustaining damage to the propeller.  He is buried in Lossiemouth burial Ground

26-Aug

Sgt

KING, ALEC PERCY  (1332284)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE802 'S' of No 20 OTU, which crashed on high ground in Aberdeenshire after sustaining damage to the propeller.  He is buried in Luton General Cemetery

26-Aug

Sgt

DONBAVAND, BRIAN GRAY  (1535683)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE802 'S' of No 20 OTU, which crashed on high ground in Aberdeenshire after sustaining damage to the propeller.  He was cremated at  Manchester Crematorium

26-Aug

Sgt

BROWN, NORMAN CONWAY  (R/146053)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HF628  of No 22 OTU, which was shot down by flak and a night fighter off the French coast during a 'Nickelling' sortie.  He is buried in Calais Canadian War Cemetery, Leubringhen

26-Aug

Flt Sgt

COOPER, FREDERICK TERRANCE  (R/145758)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HF628  of No 22 OTU, which was shot down by flak and a night fighter off the French coast during a 'Nickelling' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Aug

Flt Sgt

PICK, CLARENCE FRANK  (R/128307)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HF628  of No 22 OTU, which was shot down by flak and a night fighter off the French coast during a 'Nickelling' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Aug

LAC

GROVES, WILLIAM  (1521665)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth, 2484 (ex DE616) of No 6 AS, which no further details.  He is buried in Potchefstroom Military Cemetery

26-Aug

Flt Sgt

EARLY, CLIFFORD WAYLAND  (415299)  RNZAF; age: 23

He drowned whilst swimming in Lake Ellesmere.  At the time he was waiting to take part in a dinghy practice of No 61 OTU.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery.

26-Aug

Sgt

ARMSTRONG, THOMAS REGINALD  (R/161129)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, LA937 of No 81 OTU, which crashed into the watch office at Sleap following a double engine failure as it touched down at the conclusion of a night training sortie.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

26-Aug

Fg Off

LAING, KEITH NESBITT  (J/23273)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, LA937 of No 81 OTU, which crashed into the watch office at Sleap following a double engine failure as it touched down at the conclusion of a night training sortie.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

26-Aug

Cpl

MUGRIDGE, LESLIE ALEC  (1358076)  RAFVR; age: 31

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

26-Aug

Sqn Ldr

WICKENDEN, SYDNEY  (43589)  RAF; age: 41

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

26-Aug

Flt Sgt

EATON, ERIC CLAUDE MARCUS  (1378211)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was serving with No 1 Beam Approach School and died from a fractured skull and other injuries sustained when the service vehicle in which he was travelling was in collision with an army lorry.  He is buried in Ecclesfield Cemetery.

26-Aug

Flt Sgt

RIDGE, FRANK  (657328)  RAF; age: 26

He was serving with No 1 Beam Approach School and died from a fractured skull and other injuries sustained when the service vehicle in which he was travelling was in collision with an army lorry.  He is buried in Ecclesfield Cemetery.

26-Aug

AC2

McCANN, GERALD DE BURGH  (1821658)  RAFVR; age: 24

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

26-Aug

Cpl

WOODS, HENRY  (1149241)  RAFVR; age: 38

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Colchester.  He is buried in Leeds (Hunslet New) Cemetery

26-Aug

LAC

CROWE, CLIFFORD  (941719)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Northallerton.  He is buried in Kelloe (St Helen) Churchyard Extension

27-Aug

Fg Off

CUSTANCE, JOHN PATRICK  (J/8832)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, AL742 'H' of No 18 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking off with the bomb load exploding on impact.  He is buried in Agira Canadian War Cemetery, Sicily

27-Aug

WO I

NEWCOMBE, DONALD FRANK  (R/87343)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, AL742 'H' of No 18 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking off with the bomb load exploding on impact.  He is buried in Agira Canadian War Cemetery, Sicily

27-Aug

Sgt

FRICKER, PETER ANGELO  (1332987)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, AL742 'H' of No 18 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking off with the bomb load exploding on impact.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily.

27-Aug

Fg Off

ARTHUR, KENNETH  (118060)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, AL742 'H' of No 18 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking off with the bomb load exploding on impact.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily.

27-Aug

Fg Off

KILDEA, ROBERT MICHAEL  (118092)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ802 of No 86 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing at Goulane, nr Castletownbere, Ireland.  He is buried in Belfast (Dundonald) Cemetery

27-Aug

Sgt

PLUME, GEOFFREY LEONARD  (1243779)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ802 of No 86 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing at Goulane, nr Castletownbere, Ireland.  He is buried in Bishop's Stortford Old Cemetery

27-Aug

Flt Sgt

RIPPON, JOHN SYDNEY  (1120928)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ802 of No 86 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing at Goulane, nr Castletownbere, Ireland.  He is buried in Hindley (St Margaret) Churchyard, Broomley

27-Aug

Flt Sgt

WELLS, EDWARD BRYAN HEADLAM  (574605)  RAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ802 of No 86 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing at Goulane, nr Castletownbere, Ireland.  He is buried in Killead (St Catherine) Church of Ireland Churchyard

27-Aug

Fg Off

ROBERTS, DONALD WILLIAM  (110892)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ802 of No 86 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing at Goulane, nr Castletownbere, Ireland.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery

27-Aug

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CROPPER, CLIFFORD FREDERICK  (125675)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ802 of No 86 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing at Goulane, nr Castletownbere, Ireland.  He was buried in/or cremated at  City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park

27-Aug

Sgt

HARRIS, WALTER HENRY  (1376826)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ802 of No 86 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing at Goulane, nr Castletownbere, Ireland.  He was buried in/or cremated at  West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium

27-Aug

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WILKINSON, JACK EDWIN THOMAS  (130877)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ226 'O'  of No 107 Sqn, which crashed near Arras after hitting power cables on a low level raid on Gosnay power station.  He is buried in Auchy-au-Bois Churchyard

27-Aug

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LOCKE, WILLIAM WATSON  (133543)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ226 'O'  of No 107 Sqn, which crashed near Arras after hitting power cables on a low level raid on Gosnay power station.  He is buried in Auchy-au-Bois Churchyard

27-Aug

Sgt

EDWARDS, DENIS ALLEN GEORGE  (1383074)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ226 'O'  of No 107 Sqn, which crashed near Arras after hitting power cables on a low level raid on Gosnay power station.  He is buried in Auchy-au-Bois Churchyard

27-Aug

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PATTINSON, WILLIAM WALTON  (149160)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ226 'O'  of No 107 Sqn, which crashed near Arras after hitting power cables on a low level raid on Gosnay power station.  He is buried in Auchy-au-Bois Churchyard

27-Aug

Flt Sgt

JONES, THOMAS KENNETH  (655232)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ235 'K' of No 107 Sqn, which collided with BZ237 during a low level raid on Gosnay power station.  He is buried in Auchy-au-Bois Churchyard

27-Aug

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RANKIN, JOHN MARQUIS DFC (117925)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ235 'K' of No 107 Sqn, which collided with BZ237 during a low level raid on Gosnay power station.  He is buried in Auchy-au-Bois Churchyard

27-Aug

WO

ANDERSON, HAROLD  (973942)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ235 'K' of No 107 Sqn, which collided with BZ237 during a low level raid on Gosnay power station.  He is buried in Auchy-au-Bois Churchyard

27-Aug

Flt Sgt

PARSONS, ARTHUR DENNIS WILFRED  (1194376)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ235 'K' of No 107 Sqn, which collided with BZ237 during a low level raid on Gosnay power station.  He is buried in Auchy-au-Bois Churchyard

27-Aug

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McDONELL, JOHN PATERSON  (400266)  RAAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, KZ440 of No 127 Sqn, which crashed whilst flying at low level during an AA co-operation exercise.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery

27-Aug

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BATEMAN, FRANCIS WILSON  (52433)  RAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EE768 of No 131 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s near Queville during a Ramrod.  He is buried in Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre

27-Aug

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HOLLOWAY, HENRY REGINALD  (139479)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, BT298 of No 153 Sqn, which failed to return from an interception.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

27-Aug

Sqn Ldr

WILLSON, JOHN ELLIS DFC (89058)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, BT298 of No 153 Sqn, which failed to return from an interception.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

27-Aug

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WALSH, WILLIAM CLAYTON  (J/18156)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK584 of No 194 Sqn, which stalled and crashed in a dust storm during the approach to Bamrauli.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

27-Aug

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BROOKMAN, KENNETH  (143243)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK584 of No 194 Sqn, which stalled and crashed in a dust storm during the approach to Bamrauli.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

27-Aug

Flt Sgt

YEALLAND, LEONARD  (1189856)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK584 of No 194 Sqn, which stalled and crashed in a dust storm during the approach to Bamrauli.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

27-Aug

Sqn Ldr

CARTWRIGHT, LOUIS RICHARD CONWAY  (85185)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK584 of No 194 Sqn, which stalled and crashed in a dust storm during the approach to Bamrauli.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

27-Aug

Sqn Ldr

METCALF, COLIN  (78148)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK584 of No 194 Sqn, which stalled and crashed in a dust storm during the approach to Bamrauli.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

27-Aug

Flt Sgt

BOWLER, FREDERICK NELSON  (413733)  RNZAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH366 'Z' of No 200 Sqn, which was lost without a trace having failed to rendezvous with the convoy it was due to escort.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

27-Aug

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JOHNSTON, PERCY HALLOWES WRAY  (J/11986)  RCAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH366 'Z' of No 200 Sqn, which was lost without a trace having failed to rendezvous with the convoy it was due to escort.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

27-Aug

Flt Sgt

ROSS, DANIEL  (R/108301)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH366 'Z' of No 200 Sqn, which was lost without a trace having failed to rendezvous with the convoy it was due to escort.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

27-Aug

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STANWELL, ROBERT HENRY  (132149)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH366 'Z' of No 200 Sqn, which was lost without a trace having failed to rendezvous with the convoy it was due to escort.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

27-Aug

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STAMPER, IAN FREDERICK  (124942)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter X, JM217 of No 254 Sqn, which dived into the North Sea off North Coates during a gunnery practice flight.  He is buried in Sunningdale (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

27-Aug

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MAGEE, DONAL PATRICK  (132856)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter X, JM217 of No 254 Sqn, which dived into the North Sea off North Coates during a gunnery practice flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Aug

Sgt

MARGROT, P ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, ? of No 341 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s near Queville during Ramrod 8.  

27-Aug

Sqn Ldr

MOUCHETTE, R G O J ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MH417 of No 341 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s near Queville during Ramrod 8.  

27-Aug

WO I

DALTON, NEIL MAXWELL  (R/88035)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ305 of No 410 Sqn, which crashed into The Wash.  He is buried in Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard

27-Aug

Sgt

CHEROPITA, WILLIAM THOMAS  (R/123904)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ305 of No 410 Sqn, which crashed into The Wash.  He is buried in Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard

27-Aug

Sgt

JACOTINE, CLARENCE HAROLD  (1399704)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM302 of No 504 Sqn, which failed to return from a Ramrod.  He is buried in Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre

27-Aug

LAC

MACGREGOR, IAIN CHARLES FORDYCE  (1052521)  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

27-Aug

Flt Sgt

HIGGS, DOUGLAS HERBERT  (656853)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was serving in the 1623 Flt at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in St Germans.  He is buried in Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery

27-Aug

Flt Sgt

GOWANS, JAMES WILLIAM  (987869)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving in the 1623 Flt at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in St Germans.  He is buried in Seaham Cemetery

27-Aug

Sgt

WHEATLEY, GEORGE ROGERSON  (1677247)  RAFVR; age: 18

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG412 'B' of No 1663 HCU, which broke up in the air over Devon whilst practising evasive flying.  He is buried in Cordenside (St Cuthbert) Churchyard

27-Aug

Sgt

WILLIAMS, JOHN PETER  (1387840)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG412 'B' of No 1663 HCU, which broke up in the air over Devon whilst practising evasive flying.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard

27-Aug

Flt Sgt

BARTLE, PETER CHADWICK  (422103)  RAAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG412 'B' of No 1663 HCU, which broke up in the air over Devon whilst practising evasive flying.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard

27-Aug

Sgt

HENRY, HUGH PATRICK  (425158)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG412 'B' of No 1663 HCU, which broke up in the air over Devon whilst practising evasive flying.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard

27-Aug

Sgt

TAYLOR, JAMES  (655553)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG412 'B' of No 1663 HCU, which broke up in the air over Devon whilst practising evasive flying.  He is buried in Kirkcaldy (Hayfield) Cemetery

27-Aug

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GRAHAM, WILLIAM HENRY  (151100)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG412 'B' of No 1663 HCU, which broke up in the air over Devon whilst practising evasive flying.  He is buried in Oldham (Greenacres) Cemetery

27-Aug

Sgt

STAINSBY, RAYMOND FREDERICK  (1528611)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG412 'B' of No 1663 HCU, which broke up in the air over Devon whilst practising evasive flying.  He is buried in Redcar Cemetery

27-Aug

AC1

FLEMING, FREDERICK  (1121363)  RAFVR; age: ?

He had been serving with No 225 Grp when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Haruku.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

27-Aug

LAC

ELLIS, CUTHBERT WILLIAM CYRIL  (1608111)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Cornell, 10740 of No 32 EFTS, which .  He is buried in Innisfail Cemetery, Alberta

27-Aug

Flt Lt

MOUNT, RALPH  (85931)  RAFVR; age: 44

He was killed whilst flying in Cornell, 10740 of No 32 EFTS, which .  He is buried in Innisfail Cemetery, Alberta

27-Aug

WO

JESTY, RAYMOND GEORGE  (1154257)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Anson I, R3410 of No 5 AOS, which crashed into a bank at Ballyn on the Isle of Man shortly after take off.  He is buried in Annan Cemetery

27-Aug

Sgt

GILLILAND, SAMUEL  (1551639)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Anson I, R3410 of No 5 AOS, which crashed into a bank at Ballyn on the Isle of Man shortly after take off.  He is buried in Balfron Churchyard

27-Aug

AC1

MURPHY, SAMUEL  (1571082)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Anson I, R3410 of No 5 AOS, which crashed into a bank at Ballyn on the Isle of Man shortly after take off.  He is buried in Mauchline Cemetery

27-Aug

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BRUCE, JOHN CHARLES WILLIAM DFC (113844)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Anson I, R3410 of No 5 AOS, which crashed into a bank at Ballyn on the Isle of Man shortly after take off.  He is buried in Middleton Holy Trinity Old Cemetery

27-Aug

Sgt

SECKINGTON, WILLIAM EDWARD  (1587808)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, X7545 of No 51 OTU, which crashed in an attempted forced landing at Perry Farm near Sherington in Buckinghamshire.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

27-Aug

Sgt

BELSEY, ROBERT PETER  (1391719)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, X7545 of No 51 OTU, which crashed in an attempted forced landing at Perry Farm near Sherington in Buckinghamshire.  He is buried in Hove New Cemetery

27-Aug

Cpl

O'DONNELL, VINCENT C.  (937027)  RAFVR; age: 26

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

27-Aug

Sqn Ldr

SELBY, CUTHBERT WILLIAM PRIDEAUX  (80697)  RAFVR; age: ?

Serving with HQ Coastal Command he was possibly killed whilst aboard HMS Egret, which was sunk by Hs 293 glider bombs whilst serving on electronic surveillance duties in the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Aug

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SCORER, PAUL GEOFFREY (118032)  RAFVR; age: 38

He was serving on board HMS Egret, which was sunk by Hs 293 glider bombs whilst serving on electronic surveillance duties in the Bay of Biscay, 3 other also killed.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Aug

Flt Sgt

NOONAN, FRANCIS ARTHUR  (409215)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter II, V8187 of the RDF Calibration Flt, which was hit by fire from USAAF Spitfires and ditched after an engine caught fire  He was possibly killed in the initial attack.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

27-Aug

Flt Sgt

WADDELL, ROBERT REGINALD  (420086)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter II, V8187 of the RDF Calibration Flt, which was hit by fire from USAAF Spitfires and ditched after an engine caught fire.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

27-Aug

LAC

BLAMPIED, PHILIP HENRY  (929923)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was serving at RAF Bruntingthorpe and was killed when he was pinned underneath the tractor he was driving when it overturned whilst towing a bowser during re-fuelling operations.  He was buried in/or cremated at  City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park.

27-Aug

Cpl

BENNETT, FREDERICK GEORGE  (647434)  RAF; age: 26

He was serving in the UK and died at Joyce Green Hospital, Dartford, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Deptford (Grove Park) Cemetery.

27-Aug

AC1

LEE, HERBERT  (1638331)  RAFVR; age: 40

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

27-Aug

AC2

NAUGHTON, WALTER HENRY  (946209)  RAFVR; age: 27

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

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