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Casualties - 14 - 17 October 1943


14-Oct

Flt Sgt

NEILL, RONALD FREDERICK  (1334408)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle I, P1401 of No 297 Sqn, which crashed during an air test following an engine failure.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery

14-Oct

Flt Sgt

MARSHALL, HENRY CHARLES  (1335621)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle I, P1401 of No 297 Sqn, which crashed during an air test following an engine failure.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery

14-Oct

Flt Sgt

HOUSTON, THOMAS ALEXANDER  (1074883)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle I, P1401 of No 297 Sqn, which crashed during an air test following an engine failure.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery

14-Oct

Fg Off

WESTERLAND, REGINALD  (131109)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle I, P1401 of No 297 Sqn, which crashed during an air test following an engine failure.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery

14-Oct

WO II

ADAMSON, JOHN WILLIAM  (R/116130)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ190 of No 404 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Oct

WO II

PREST, ROBERT HARDWICK  (R/99704)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ190 of No 404 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Oct

Sgt

MURPHY, RENE HAROLD  (R/151321)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, R9780 of No 2 (O) AFU, which crashed near Whitehaven after breaking up in the air.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

14-Oct

Fg Off

O'GARA, HENRY JOSEPH  (126599)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, R9780 of No 2 (O) AFU, which crashed near Whitehaven after breaking up in the air.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

14-Oct

Sgt

DUNNIGAN, VINCENT JAMES  (R/152072)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, R9780 of No 2 (O) AFU, which crashed near Whitehaven after breaking up in the air.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

14-Oct

Sgt

JOHNSON, CYRIL  (1615489)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, R9780 of No 2 (O) AFU, which crashed near Whitehaven after breaking up in the air.  He is buried in Nantwich (All Saints) Church Cemetery

14-Oct

Sgt

INMAN, THOMAS  (1239963)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, R9780 of No 2 (O) AFU, which crashed near Whitehaven after breaking up in the air.  He is buried in Silsden (Howden Road) Cemetery

14-Oct

LAC

BAKER, MAURICE  (1030432)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was serving with No 21 MFHU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

14-Oct

AC2

PARKER, WILLIAM  (1641266)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 315 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

14-Oct

Fg Off

McADAM, IAN ALEXANDER  (401654)  RAAF; age: 28

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

14-Oct

Sgt

REAH, STANLEY STUART  (1096376)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HJ817 of No 60 OTU, which flew into the ground near Coalville whilst flying at night in bad weather.  He is buried in Bishop Auckland Cemetery.

14-Oct

Sgt

JENNER, ERIC EDWARD  (1321918)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HJ817 of No 60 OTU, which flew into the ground near Coalville whilst flying at night in bad weather.  He is buried in Burton-on-the-Wolds burial Ground.

14-Oct

LAC

JONES, THOMAS ERNEST  (1003413)  RAFVR; age: 23

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

14-Oct

Cpl

SEYMOUR, NOEL ARTHUR  (552186)  RAF; age: 21

He had been serving with an unknown unit in the Far East when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Hintok.  He is buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

14-Oct

AC2

MEASURES, WILLIAM ERNEST  (1480246)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was serving in the UK and died at the City Isolation Hospital and Sanitorium, Groby Road.  His death is registered in Leicester.  He is buried in Leicester (Gilroes) Cemetery.

14-Oct

Sqn Ldr

RIDGWAY, GEORGE FIDELIS  (83486)  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 Stoke (37).  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

15-Oct

Sgt

BAILLIE, WILLIAM FRANK ALLEN  (700739)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore IV, FA389 'Z' of No 223 Sqn, which shot down by Flak on tactical bombing mission.  He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery

15-Oct

Sgt

UNDERWOOD, SIDNEY  (1184552)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore IV, FA389 'Z' of No 223 Sqn, which shot down by Flak on tactical bombing mission.  He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery

15-Oct

Plt Off

WILSON, LLOYD GEORGE  (J/18876)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VI, BR171 of No 519 Sqn, which was abandoned over the Moray Firth after it caught fire in the air but he was not rescued.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

15-Oct

LAC

ROBERTSHAW, JACK  (1549734)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 1 MD and was killed when he was hit by a train near Toronto.  He is buried in Toronto (Prospect) Cemetery.

15-Oct

LAC

FOSTER, ARTHUR FREDERICK  (872388)  AuxAF; age: 35

He was serving with No 22 PTC and died in hospital from injuries sustained in a road accident.  He is buried in Gaza War Cemetery.

15-Oct

Flt Sgt

BICKNELL, AUBREY GRIFFITH  (413710)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in He died from injuries sustained in an enemy attack on Woodford Green on 7 Oct 1943 whilst he was on leave of No 27 OTU, which .  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

15-Oct

LAC

LIGHT, MAURICE JOHN  (1142888)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was serving with No 32 OTU and killed in an ground accident.  He is buried in Victoria (Royal Oak) Burial Park

15-Oct

Plt Off

DIXON, HILLIARD CRAIG  (J/18933)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, AB124 of No 8 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a high level training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

15-Oct

Cpl

HOWARD, SIDNEY ALBERT  (55174)  RAF; age: 53

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death but he may have died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death is registered in Ely.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

15-Oct

Flt Lt

EVANS, MERFYN DANIEL  (64766)  RAFVR; age: 30

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 Fylde.  He is buried in Llangyfelach (Bethel) Chapelyard

16-Oct

Fg Off

INGHAM, JAMES  (115268)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AP203 of No 2 Sqn, which collided with AL993 near Basingstoke.  He is buried in Burnley Cemetery

16-Oct

Sgt

BAINTON, PETER DANIEL  (1077743)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, ? of No 27 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire  whilst attacking a train near Toungoo.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

16-Oct

Flt Sgt

HUMPHRIES, HARRY JAMES FELBEY  (569278)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, ? of No 27 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire  whilst attacking a train near Toungoo.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

16-Oct

Fg Off

COX, ROY HENRY  (133681)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL952 'L' of No 86 Sqn, which broke up on ditching having been damaged by flak whilst attacking U-844.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Oct

Sgt

PAYNE, HERBERT JOHN  (1179660)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL952 'L' of No 86 Sqn, which broke up on ditching having been damaged by flak whilst attacking U-845.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Oct

Sgt

BRYANT, BENJAMIN LAWRENCE  (1386705)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE533 'Z' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Rome/Casale.  He is buried in Bolsena War Cemetery

16-Oct

Plt Off

HAYWARD, ROBERT FREDERICK  (157302)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE533 'Z' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Rome/Casale.  He is buried in Bolsena War Cemetery

16-Oct

Sgt

KENDALL, GILBERT EDWARD  (1339970)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE533 'Z' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Rome/Casale.  He is buried in Bolsena War Cemetery

16-Oct

Sgt

PRESTON, ARTHUR RONALD  (658303)  RAF; age: 23

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE533 'Z' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Rome/Casale.  He is buried in Bolsena War Cemetery

16-Oct

Sgt

WOOLMAN, JOHN  (1049966)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE533 'Z' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Rome/Casale.  He is buried in Bolsena War Cemetery

16-Oct

Sgt

BRITTAIN, HENRY LEONARD  (1145431)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN516 'P' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Casale airfield.  He is buried in Bolsena War Cemetery

16-Oct

Flt Sgt

CLARK, ALEXANDER  (1336679)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN516 'P' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Casale airfield.  He is buried in Bolsena War Cemetery

16-Oct

Flt Sgt

LAWSON, VICTOR EDWARD  (420687)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN516 'P' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Casale airfield.  He is buried in Bolsena War Cemetery

16-Oct

Sgt

MEARS, TERENCE O'MOHR  (658884)  RAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN516 'P' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Casale airfield.  He is buried in Bolsena War Cemetery

16-Oct

Sgt

STEWART, CLARENCE DAVID LOWRIE  (1340810)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN516 'P' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Casale airfield.  He is buried in Bolsena War Cemetery

16-Oct

Flt Sgt

DUCKWORTH, ROBERT (1425494)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was serving with No 195 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Newton.  He is buried in Alvaston (St Michael) Churchyard

16-Oct

Flt Sgt

MORRIS, LESLIE CHARLES  (1199897)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was probably killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP374 of No 197 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Hambrook in Sussex.  He is buried in Chichester Cemetery

16-Oct

LAC

WOJTKOWAIK, Stefan (P.784210)  PAF; age: 27

He was serving with No 318 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Gaza War Cemetery

16-Oct

Flt Sgt

WILSON, ERIC LESLIE  (1316300)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 458 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Florence War Cemetery

16-Oct

Plt Off

GREEN, DENNIS NORMAN  (149208)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XII, HK235 of No 488 Sqn, which crashed into the Thames whilst attempting to land at Bradwell Bay following an engine failure.  He is buried in Boston Cemetery

16-Oct

Flt Sgt

CREEK, RONALD ARTHUR  (1254796)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XII, HK235 of No 488 Sqn, which crashed into the Thames whilst attempting to land at Bradwell Bay following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Oct

Sgt

BROWN, JOHN  (646619)  RAF; age: 22

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

16-Oct

Flt Sgt

MUDD, DONALD  (1017561)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH551 of No 131 OTU, which spun into the ground near Fermanagh whilst practising stalling.  He is buried in Cawthorne Cemetery

16-Oct

Sgt

ALLEN, JAMES MILLARD  (R/85646)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH551 of No 131 OTU, which spun into the ground near Fermanagh whilst practising stalling.  He is buried in Irvinestown (Sacred Heart) Roman Catholic Churchyard

16-Oct

Sgt

LOUIS, VALENTINE HINTON  (R/97709)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH551 of No 131 OTU, which spun into the ground near Fermanagh whilst practising stalling.  He is buried in Irvinestown (Sacred Heart) Roman Catholic Churchyard

16-Oct

Sgt

HODGSON, JOHN HARVEY  (R/178888)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH551 of No 131 OTU, which spun into the ground near Fermanagh whilst practising stalling.  He is buried in Irvinestown Church of Ireland Churchyard

16-Oct

Fg Off

SPROULE, DAVID LEIGH  (J/13096)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH551 of No 131 OTU, which spun into the ground near Fermanagh whilst practising stalling.  He is buried in Irvinestown Church of Ireland Churchyard

16-Oct

Fg Off

GRAINGER, FRANK HERBERT  (J/12769)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH551 of No 131 OTU, which spun into the ground near Fermanagh whilst practising stalling.  He is buried in Irvinestown Church of Ireland Churchyard

16-Oct

Sqn Ldr

COOPER, PATRICK GEORGE  (42803)  RAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH551 of No 131 OTU, which spun into the ground near Fermanagh whilst practising stalling.  He is buried in Morden Cemetery

16-Oct

WO

HARDY, GERALD FREDERICK  (905414)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH551 of No 131 OTU, which spun into the ground near Fermanagh whilst practising stalling.  He was cremated at  Mortlake Crematorium

16-Oct

LAC

WILDE, CHARLES ARTHUR  (975433)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was serving with No 161 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Gaza War Cemetery

16-Oct

LAC

CARLING, THOMAS PARRINGTON  (649335)  RAF; age: 24

He was serving with No 22 PTC at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Gaza War Cemetery

16-Oct

Sgt

ALLCORN, RONALD FRANK  (1318169)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden, ? of No 32 OTU, which crashed on an island in Lake Vancouver during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial

16-Oct

Sgt

HORNBROOK, PETER FRANCIS  (1586682)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden, ? of No 32 OTU, which crashed on an island in Lake Vancouver during a night navigation exercise  2 RAAF personnel also killed.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial

16-Oct

Cpl

RENDELL, ARTHUR FRANCIS  (646127)  RAF; age: 22

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 Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

16-Oct

Gp Capt

MacCALLUM, JOHN EVELYN MATIER  ()  RAF; age: 37

He was serving in the UK and died from injuries in the Military Hospital in Oxford.  His death is registered in Oxford.  He is buried in Bangor Cemetery.

16-Oct

AC1

COLE, KENNETH FREDERICK LANCELOT  (1414316)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Salisbury (No F L).  He is buried in Poole (Parkstone) Cemetery

16-Oct

Sgt

CROFT, PHILLIP  (542772)  RAF; 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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Fettercairn Cemetery

16-Oct

Cpl

LEWIS, JOAN NORAH  (424981)  WAAF; 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 Scotland?.  She is buried in Newton Nottage (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

17-Oct

WO

BARNARD, JOHN WILLIAM CLARENCE  (1200815)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Vengence, ? 'B' of No 82 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire over the Arakan.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

17-Oct

Flt Sgt

HOLDING, RICHARD GEORGE  (1333120)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Vengence, ? 'B' of No 82 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire over the Arakan.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

17-Oct

Sgt

CHAMBERS, THOMAS WILLIAM  (1459021)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JM112 of No 143 Sqn, which ditched in the Bay of Biscay following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Oct

Sgt

SIMPSON, JAMES  (1553933)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JM112 of No 143 Sqn, which ditched in the Bay of Biscay following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Oct

Sgt

LANE, JAMES LIONEL  (1851312)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH960 ZO-X of No 196 Sqn, which crashed into the Wash after control was lost during an air test.  He is buried in Abney Park Cemetery

17-Oct

Fg Off

CHAPMAN, FREDERICK JOHN  (132777)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH960 ZO-X of No 196 Sqn, which crashed into the Wash after control was lost during an air test.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Oct

Sgt

WALLACE, KENNETH LEONARD  (1609264)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH960 ZO-X of No 196 Sqn, which crashed into the Wash after control was lost during an air test.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard

17-Oct

WO II

BUTTS, NOLAN  (R/88361)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH960 ZO-X of No 196 Sqn, which crashed into the Wash after control was lost during an air test.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Oct

Fg Off

DEANS, JAMES LYALL  (127926)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH960 ZO-X of No 196 Sqn, which crashed into the Wash after control was lost during an air test.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Oct

Flt Lt

GRIFFITH, JOHN GORDON  (111157)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH960 ZO-X of No 196 Sqn, which crashed into the Wash after control was lost during an air test.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Oct

Sgt

McDONNELL, TERENCE  (1287949)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH960 ZO-X of No 196 Sqn, which crashed into the Wash after control was lost during an air test.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Oct

Flt Sgt

SEYMOUR, HAROLD CAMERON  (1553351)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, JL735 of No 227 Sqn, which ditched in the sea during a convoy escort sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

17-Oct

Sgt

MATHER, SIDNEY MEREDITH  (533561)  RAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IV, KZ398 of No 186 Sqn, which flew into Shalloch on Minnoch in Ayrshire whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire.

17-Oct

Flt Sgt

NEEDHAM, LEO THOMAS  (572141)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, JM712 of No 422 Sqn, which ditched in the Atlantic as a result of damage sustained during an attack on a U-boat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Oct

Flt Lt

SARGENT, PAUL TRENEMAN  (J/10828)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, JM712 of No 422 Sqn, which ditched in the Atlantic as a result of damage sustained during an attack on a U-boat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Oct

Fg Off

STEEVES, CHESLEY BORDEN  (J/16802)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, JM712 of No 422 Sqn, which ditched in the Atlantic as a result of damage sustained during an attack on a U-boat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Oct

Flt Lt

WOODWARK, PETER ANTHONY STANLEY  (81422)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, JM712 of No 422 Sqn, which ditched in the Atlantic as a result of damage sustained during an attack on a U-boat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Oct

WO

DACEY, CLEMENT CYRIL  (406591)  RAAF; age: 29

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ755 'C' of No 458 Sqn, which crashed in the sea following an engine failure during an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

17-Oct

WO

DOUDE, WILLIAM JOHN  (403915)  RAAF; age: 29

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ755 'C' of No 458 Sqn, which crashed in the sea following an engine failure during an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

17-Oct

Flt Sgt

GEBBIE, GORDON JOHN  (409686)  RAAF; age: 21

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ755 'C' of No 458 Sqn, which crashed in the sea following an engine failure during an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

17-Oct

Flt Sgt

MILNE, WILLIAM HARVEY  (657704)  RAF; age: 30

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ755 'C' of No 458 Sqn, which crashed in the sea following an engine failure during an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

17-Oct

Sgt

MUSGROVE, ROBERT  (1025192)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ755 'C' of No 458 Sqn, which crashed in the sea following an engine failure during an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

17-Oct

Flt Sgt

RALPH, WILLIAM BERNARD  (1117324)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ755 'C' of No 458 Sqn, which crashed in the sea following an engine failure during an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

17-Oct

Fg Off

BALL, RONALD SIDNEY  (129666)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 601 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Sangro River War Cemetery

17-Oct

Flt Sgt

HEY, JOHN POWELL  (1379652)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, JL761 of No 603 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s during a convoy escort sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

17-Oct

Flt Sgt

WORRALL, ERIC ALEXANDER  (1525126)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, JL761 of No 603 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s during a convoy escort sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

17-Oct

AC1

BROWN, ROY  (1690979)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 2897 Sqn RAF Regiment, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Hove.  He is buried in Selston (St Helen) Churchyard

17-Oct

LAC

ADDIS-BENNETT, FREDRIC CHARLES  (523367)  RAF; age: 27

He was serving with No 1 CMU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery

17-Oct

Plt Off

KING, DAVID REGINALD  (152222)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying Oxford I, V4163 of the 18 (P) AFU, which collided with LX195 of the same unit near Ryton-on-Dunsmore in Warwickshire.  He is buried in Wrexham Cemetery.

17-Oct

Sgt

DUHAMEL, JOSEPH ANDREW JEAN  (R/195135)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE824 'H' of No 23 OTU, which crashed on Salisbury Plain near Stonehenge during a night cross-country, possibly due to icing up.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

17-Oct

Sgt

MARCHESSAULT, JOSEPH JEAN MARIE PAUL  (R/164704)  RCAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE824 'H' of No 23 OTU, which crashed on Salisbury Plain near Stonehenge during a night cross-country, possibly due to icing up.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

17-Oct

Fg Off

MORISSETTE, JOSEPH ARTHUR LUCIEN  (J/22745)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE824 'H' of No 23 OTU, which crashed on Salisbury Plain near Stonehenge during a night cross-country, possibly due to icing up.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

17-Oct

Flt Sgt

MEILLEUR, JOSEPH GONZAGUE ANDRE  (R/135024)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE824 'H' of No 23 OTU, which crashed on Salisbury Plain near Stonehenge during a night cross-country, possibly due to icing up.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

17-Oct

WO

SMITH, GEORGE  (R/128614)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE824 'H' of No 23 OTU, which crashed on Salisbury Plain near Stonehenge during a night cross-country, possibly due to icing up.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

17-Oct

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STEVENSON, ERNEST GRANT HERVEY  (132265)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was serving with No 295 Wing and was drowned, probably in a bathing accident.  He is buried in Fajara War Cemetery.

17-Oct

Flt Lt

HOLMES, LEONARD LAWRENCE  (C/8076)  RCAF; age: 23

He was serving with HQ 10 Group and was killed when his motorcycle was in collision with an Army lorry near Salisbury.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

17-Oct

Cpl

STEVENSON, GEORGE RICHARD  (909839)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ345 of the TFU, which flew into high ground near Overbury in Worcestershire after losing control in bad weather.  He is buried in Donnington Wood (St Matthew) Churchyard.

17-Oct

Wg Cdr

BLOMFIELD, ARTHUR SAMUEL BARTON DFC (37714)  RAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ345 of the TFU, which flew into high ground near Overbury in Worcestershire after losing control in bad weather.  He is buried in Lexden (St Leonard) Churchyard.

17-Oct

LAC

BARNETT, GEORGE  (1462793)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving in the UK and died at Leys School Addenbrookes Hospital Annexe, Cambridge, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ottershaw (Christ Church) Churchyard.

17-Oct

LAC

FROWD, LEONARD WILLIAM  (701255)  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 Gloucester Rural.  He is buried in Breamore (St Mary) Churchyard

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