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Casualties - 19 - 21 October 1943


19-Oct

Flt Lt

CAMERON, ADAM MITCHELL  (108071)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK127 'K' of No 14 Sqn, which ditched in the Adriatic following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

19-Oct

Fg Off

INGRAM, GEOFFREY  (116713)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK127 'K' of No 14 Sqn, which ditched in the Adriatic following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

19-Oct

Sgt

LESLIE, ALASTAIR IAN  (1340501)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK127 'K' of No 14 Sqn, which ditched in the Adriatic following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

19-Oct

Flt Sgt

PROUD, COLIN VICTOR  (621376)  RAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK127 'K' of No 14 Sqn, which ditched in the Adriatic following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

19-Oct

Plt Off

WILLIAMS, DAVID GLANMORE  (160521)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK127 'K' of No 14 Sqn, which ditched in the Adriatic following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

19-Oct

Flt Sgt

CORNFOOT, RADFORD CLAUDE  (414964)  RNZAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HP852 of No 21 Sqn, which was probably lost over the Irish Sea during a navigation training exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Oct

Fg Off

MACKINNON, JOHN ALLAN  (J/13793)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HP852 of No 21 Sqn, which was probably lost over the Irish Sea during a navigation training exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Oct

Plt Off

CRUICKSHANK, WILLIAM ALEXANDER  (157415)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, EN523 of No 185 Sqn, which crash landed near Hal Far following an engine failure on take off.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery

19-Oct

Sgt

SINCLAIR, GEORGE  (1367380)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP317 of No 202 Sqn, which crashed at Gibraltar after taking evasive action to avoid a boat on the approach.  He is buried in Gibraltar Memorial

19-Oct

Flt Sgt

MALLINSON, JAMES ARTHUR  (1437385)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ316 of No 236 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping strike off the Dutch coast.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery

19-Oct

Fg Off

MARKLE, GEORGE HUDSON  (J/17944)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ316 of No 236 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping strike off the Dutch coast.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery

19-Oct

Plt Off

McCABE, GEORGE EDWARD JOSEPH  (J/18914)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3634 of No 402 Sqn, which crashed near Forest Green in Surrey after control was lost in cloud.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

19-Oct

Cpl

HARFITT, SIDNEY GORDON  (R/84032)  RCAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in died from natural causes. of No 417 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

19-Oct

Flt Sgt

BADEN, CHARLES HENRY  (927346)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1863 of No 526 Sqn, which flew into high ground in bad weather during a ferry flight.  He is buried in Acton Cemetery

19-Oct

Flt Sgt

EVANS, DOUGLAS STEWART  (1190617)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1863 of No 526 Sqn, which flew into high ground in bad weather during a ferry flight.  He is buried in Bexley (St Mary) Church Cemetery

19-Oct

AC2

CAIN, JOHN CHATT  (1521205)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 2854 Sqn RAF Regiment, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Honiton.  He is buried in South Shields (Harton) Cemetery

19-Oct

Sgt

WHITE, PETER LEONARD  (547167)  RAF; age: 23

He died from injuries (burns) sustained on 24 Aug 1943 whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER532 of No 1437 Flt, which crashed near Lentini East.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery.

19-Oct

Plt Off

HANHAM, DONALD WILSON  (149086)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard II, AJ725 of No 34 SFTS, which crashed near Walsh during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Medicine Hat (Hillside) Cemetery

19-Oct

LAC

TAYLOR, SYDNEY GORDON  (1671642)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard II, AJ725 of No 34 SFTS, which crashed near Walsh during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Medicine Hat (Hillside) Cemetery

19-Oct

Cpl

FORD-SMITH, BASIL JAMES  (1334634)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, EB659 of No 35 SFTS, which flew into high ground near Red Pheasant in Saskatchewan during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in North Battleford Cemetery

19-Oct

Fg Off

GREEN, ANTHONY ARCHER  (151128)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, EB659 of No 35 SFTS, which flew into high ground near Red Pheasant in Saskatchewan during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in North Battleford Cemetery

19-Oct

Fg Off

CARTLIDGE, HAROLD  (105395)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 5 ARU and died in hospital.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

19-Oct

Flt Sgt

COCKREN, LEONARD CHARLES  (657586)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was serving with No 5 METS and was flying on an exercise when the aircraft was forced to ditch, he became separated from the rest of the crew and is presumed to have drowned.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

19-Oct

Sgt

LAMBERT, ALFRED CHARLES NOEL  (560306)  RAF; age: 33

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

19-Oct

LAC

HAIR, WILLIAM  (639239)  RAF; age: 38

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

19-Oct

AC1

GAMMAGE, ALBERT EDWARD  (1641784)  RAFVR; age: 42

He was serving at Maiduguri at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in N'Djamena (Farcha) Cemetery

19-Oct

Sgt

SUTHERLAND, ANDREW  (988785)  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 Cambridge.  He is buried in Clyne New burial Ground

19-Oct

AC1

PALMER, THOMAS HENRY ERNEST  (1202742)  RAFVR; age: 33

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 Willesden New Cemetery

19-Oct

LAC

TURNER, RICHARD JOHN  (1625760)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was serving in the UK and was home on leave before proceeding overseas for pilot training when he was accidentally shot by his father whilst cleaning up after a pheasant shoot.  His death is registered in Newmarket.  He is buried in Fordham (SS Peter and Mary Magdalene) Churchyard. Extension.

19-Oct

Fg Off

DOWNS, JOSEPH HART  (150031)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LX287 of No 14 (P) AFU, which crashed on take off from Dallachy.  He is buried in Crossens (St John) Churchyard.

19-Oct

Sgt

LUMSDEN, MAURICE DAVID  (1365967)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LX287 of No 14 (P) AFU, which crashed on take off from Dallachy.  He is buried in Kirkcaldy (Hayfield) Cemetery.

20-Oct

Sgt

HARDY, JOSEPH  (1032217)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA907 MG-H of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Dalfsen General Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

JOLLIFFE, CHARLES BENJAMIN  (1320077)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA907 MG-H of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Dalfsen General Cemetery

20-Oct

Fg Off

LEITCH, JAMES WESTWOOD  (409060)  RAAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA907 MG-H of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Dalfsen General Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Lt

MACLEOD, ARTHUR GEORGE  (81062)  RAFVR; age: 36

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA907 MG-H of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Dalfsen General Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

NOBLE, FRANCIS EDWARD  (1805859)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA907 MG-H of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Dalfsen General Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

SIMMONDS, FREDERICK HENRY PETE  (1378201)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA907 MG-H of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Dalfsen General Cemetery

20-Oct

Sqn Ldr

MATHEWS, KENNETH  (82954)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ689 of No 25 Sqn, which was lost on an intruder sortie.  He is buried in Sneek General Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

FOOT, WILLIAM HENRY  (1270764)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was probably killed whilst flying in Baltimore IV, FA425 'A' of No 55 Sqn, which was shot down near Mignano by flak.  He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery

20-Oct

Fg Off

CREW, WILLIAM DENYS  (127527)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in Baltimore IV, FA425 'A' of No 55 Sqn, which was shot down near Mignano by flak.  He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

CHUMBLEY, ROBERT ALFRED  (1395990)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB234 DX-E of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

HARSTON, CYRIL THOMAS  (1439959)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB234 DX-E of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

O'LEARY, JOHN  (1330779)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB234 DX-E of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Plt Off

PARKER, FRANK ERNEST SAVILLE  (52880)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB234 DX-E of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Fg Off

PORTEOUS, PETER SIMPSON  (132018)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB234 DX-E of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

READ, JOHN KNOX  (426155)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB234 DX-E of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

WHARTON, CHARLES  (1031763)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB234 DX-E of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Lt

SEWELL, WILLIAM RICHARD PERCIVAL  (J/6290)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, JK807 of No 81 Sqn, which crashed in an attempted forced landing near Triggiano, possibly as the result of an engine failure.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

BRANCH, ALBERT CHARLES  (962835)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB154 OL-A of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Assen Southern General Cemetery

20-Oct

Sqn Ldr

COCHRANE, ARCHIBALD GEORGE ALEXANDER  (43847)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB154 OL-A of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Assen Southern General Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

EARNSHAW, FRANK  (1339874)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB154 OL-A of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Assen Southern General Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

EVANS, ALBERT EDWARD  (1018567)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB154 OL-A of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Assen Southern General Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

FOSTER, CLARENCE WILLIAM  (1550850)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB154 OL-A of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Assen Southern General Cemetery

20-Oct

Sqn Ldr

MANTON, RICHARD JOHN  (39599)  RAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB154 OL-A of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Assen Southern General Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

TAYLOR, ROY LEONARD  (1318833)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB154 OL-A of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Assen Southern General Cemetery

20-Oct

Cpl

LUCK, HENRY WILLIAM  (520586)  RAF; age: 38

He had been serving with No 84 Sqn and died in Japanese captivity in Kamburi Hospital.  He is buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

EDWARDS, TERRY  (1322675)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF497 WP-L of No 90 Sqn, which crashed near Benson after colliding with trees during an air test.  He is buried in Kingswood (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

JONES, WALLACE EDGAR  (1314494)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF497 WP-L of No 90 Sqn, which crashed near Benson after colliding with trees during an air test.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

POLLITT, KENNETH WILLIAM  (R/173896)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF497 WP-L of No 90 Sqn, which crashed near Benson after colliding with trees during an air test.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

SPENCE, HAROLD OMOND  (R/154088)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF497 WP-L of No 90 Sqn, which crashed near Benson after colliding with trees during an air test.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

SPENCER, ERVINE EUGENE  (R/173981)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF497 WP-L of No 90 Sqn, which crashed near Benson after colliding with trees during an air test.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

MACSWAYNE, LESLIE THOMAS  (1394138)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF497 WP-L of No 90 Sqn, which crashed near Benson after colliding with trees during an air test.  He is buried in Spalding Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

YATES, GEORGE ARTHUR  (1499051)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF497 WP-L of No 90 Sqn, which crashed near Benson after colliding with trees during an air test.  He is buried in Swansea (Cwmgelly) Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

ANGELL, DENNIS WALTER  (1439554)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB275 OF-H of No 97 Sqn, which came down at Falkenberg during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

BACON, JAMES EDWARD  (1383765)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB275 OF-H of No 97 Sqn, which came down at Falkenberg during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

DEACON, THOMAS  (975224)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB275 OF-H of No 97 Sqn, which came down at Falkenberg during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

HONE, SYDNEY FRANCIS  (1282166)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB275 OF-H of No 97 Sqn, which came down at Falkenberg during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Plt Off

PAINTER, KENNETH  (146391)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB275 OF-H of No 97 Sqn, which came down at Falkenberg during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

COHEN, LEONARD  (1331552)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED555 HW-A of No 100 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Eelde General Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

COWLING, PETER RADFORD  (1391652)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED555 HW-A of No 100 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Eelde General Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

GIBB, CLARENCE WILLIAM  (991605)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED555 HW-A of No 100 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Eelde General Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

GODSEFF, GERALD JAMES  (1476178)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED555 HW-A of No 100 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Eelde General Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

LOWER, ALFRED WILLIAM NELSON  (1288402)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED555 HW-A of No 100 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Eelde General Cemetery

20-Oct

Plt Off

SIMPSON, THEODORE LEONARD  (157319)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED555 HW-A of No 100 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Eelde General Cemetery

20-Oct

WO II

STOREY, DOUGLAS SIMPSON  (R/68628)  RCAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED555 HW-A of No 100 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Eelde General Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Lt

COOPER, GERALD CHARLES  (112376)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED358 ZN-T of No 106 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

DAY, DOUGLAS EDWARD  (1528083)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED358 ZN-T of No 106 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Plt Off

HANAVAN, PHILIP  (155500)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED358 ZN-T of No 106 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Lt

MOORE, RICHARD WILLIAM GEORGE  (130834)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED358 ZN-T of No 106 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

PLUMRIDGE, ERIC JOHN  (1214884)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED358 ZN-T of No 106 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Fg Off

PORTER, ALLISTER WILSON  (J/20814)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED358 ZN-T of No 106 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

SMITH, FREDERICK GEORGE  (1802554)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED358 ZN-T of No 106 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Fg Off

SMITH, STANLEY  (126462)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED358 ZN-T of No 106 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Lt

ANDERSON, JOHN THOMAS  (127890)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS725 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which crashed near Engersen during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Fg Off

ANDREWS, FRANK GEORGE  (134073)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS725 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which crashed near Engersen during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

BATTEN, GILBERT HERBERT MCDONALD  (621459)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS725 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which crashed near Engersen during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Fg Off

BOSTON, DOUGLAS JAMES  (132413)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS725 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which crashed near Engersen during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Fg Off

CLEMENTS, RONALD CYRIL SAVILLE  (134106)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS725 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which crashed near Engersen during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

COWIE, FRANK NORMAN SIMPSON  (1252153)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS725 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which crashed near Engersen during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

GIBBS, ERNEST ALFRED  (1577754)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS725 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which crashed near Engersen during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

HORN, DERRICK LESLIE WALTER  (1387726)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS725 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which crashed near Engersen during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

FORSYTH, THOMAS KEVIN  (409587)  RAAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ597 of No 139 Sqn, which was lost near Wittstock during a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Oct

Sgt

JAMES, LEONARD CHARLES  (1268838)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ597 of No 139 Sqn, which was lost near Wittstock during a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

CLOSE, SIDNEY MAYNARD  (416413)  RAAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN350 'Q' of No 142 Sqn, which was probably brought down over the target at Perbura airfield.  He is buried in Rome War Cemetery

20-Oct

WO

CRANER, JOHN JOSEPH  (403791)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN350 'Q' of No 142 Sqn, which was probably brought down over the target at Perbura airfield.  He is buried in Rome War Cemetery

20-Oct

Fg Off

POTTS, STANLEY  (138297)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN350 'Q' of No 142 Sqn, which was probably brought down over the target at Perbura airfield.  He is buried in Rome War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

SMITH, PETER LEWIS  (1230427)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN350 'Q' of No 142 Sqn, which was probably brought down over the target at Perbura airfield.  He is buried in Rome War Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

WILLIAMS, RONALD CLIFFORD  (409357)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN350 'Q' of No 142 Sqn, which was probably brought down over the target at Perbura airfield.  He is buried in Rome War Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

WILLIAMS, HAROLD  (1576803)  RAFVR; age: 18

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR674 'E' of No 148 Sqn, which flew into a hillside after catching fire in the air during a supply dropping sortie over Albania.  He is buried in Tirana Park Memorial Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

COLE, JAMES CLEMENT  (1263656)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR674 'E' of No 148 Sqn, which flew into a hillside after catching fire in the air during a supply dropping sortie over Albania.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

20-Oct

Fg Off

FLYTE, PETER RAYMOND  (128974)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR674 'E' of No 148 Sqn, which flew into a hillside after catching fire in the air during a supply dropping sortie over Albania.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

20-Oct

Flt Lt

FORESTER, WILLIAM ROSS  (122488)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR674 'E' of No 148 Sqn, which flew into a hillside after catching fire in the air during a supply dropping sortie over Albania.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

20-Oct

Fg Off

HUNTER, FRANCIS JACK  (413074)  RNZAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR674 'E' of No 148 Sqn, which flew into a hillside after catching fire in the air during a supply dropping sortie over Albania.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

20-Oct

Fg Off

MYERS, EDMOND FRANK  (128612)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR674 'E' of No 148 Sqn, which flew into a hillside after catching fire in the air during a supply dropping sortie over Albania.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

20-Oct

Sgt

TWIDDY, PETER  (1259079)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR674 'E' of No 148 Sqn, which flew into a hillside after catching fire in the air during a supply dropping sortie over Albania.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

20-Oct

Sgt

BARHAM, EDWARD FREDERICK MAURICE  (1319073)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM312 AS-K of No 166 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

BARTLEY, DONALD  (1321459)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM312 AS-K of No 166 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

MASKELL, CECIL ARTHUR  (1601545)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM312 AS-K of No 166 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

READ, GRAHAM  (1671157)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM312 AS-K of No 166 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

STEELE, LESLIE ARTHUR  (1419176)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM312 AS-K of No 166 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

WALKEM, GEORGE RODNEY ALEXANDER  (R/146393)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM312 AS-K of No 166 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

WILSON, JAMES IVAN  (R/186325)  RCAF; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM312 AS-K of No 166 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

ATHEY, STANLEY TALLINTIRE  (1147597)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM341 AS-B of No 166 Sqn, which was lost when the wing broke off in a steep dive after control was lost in severe icing.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

HALL, LESLIE RONALD  (1810528)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM341 AS-B of No 166 Sqn, which was lost when the wing broke off in a steep dive after control was lost in severe icing.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

LAWRENCE, CYRIL JOHN  (1317859)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM341 AS-B of No 166 Sqn, which was lost when the wing broke off in a steep dive after control was lost in severe icing.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

MILLARD, HARRY HAL  (657781)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM341 AS-B of No 166 Sqn, which was lost when the wing broke off in a steep dive after control was lost in severe icing.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

SCOTT, ROBERT EDWARD  (1467914)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM341 AS-B of No 166 Sqn, which was lost when the wing broke off in a steep dive after control was lost in severe icing.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

WARDLEY, TOM KENNETH  (1108658)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM341 AS-B of No 166 Sqn, which was lost when the wing broke off in a steep dive after control was lost in severe icing.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Oct

LAC

FORWARD, VICTOR FREDERICK WILLIAM C.  (1238260)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was serving with No 178 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

LAVELLE, PATRICK  (532890)  RAF; age: 29

He was serving with No 227 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Nicosia War Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Lt

OSMAND, ALEXANDER GORDON  (79169)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, AP896 of No 261 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese fighters (Ki-63) during an interception over Chittagong.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

COWLEY, HAROLD  (1433242)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, AP936 of No 261 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese fighters during an interception over Chittagong.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-Oct

WO II

BRUNET, ERNEST CHARLES  (R/108322)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB348 LQ-R of No 405 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

BUNDY, FRANCIS WILLIAM  (1390343)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB348 LQ-R of No 405 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

HEDLEY, WILLIAM HENRY  (1126573)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB348 LQ-R of No 405 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

LOVELOCK, JAMES HENRY  (1582638)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB348 LQ-R of No 405 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

20-Oct

Fg Off

REDPATH, JOHN NORMAN RALSTON  (J/21915)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB348 LQ-R of No 405 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

20-Oct

Fg Off

WOOD, KEMBLE RUSSELL  (411977)  RAAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB348 LQ-R of No 405 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

20-Oct

Fg Off

BAKER, RONALD LAVENDER  (391337)  RNZAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, EN559 of No 485 Sqn, which collided with JK762 near Ostend during an air-to-air combat on Ramrod 263.  He is buried in Eernegem Communal Cemetery

20-Oct

Fg Off

THOMSON, JOHN GORDON  (413510)  RNZAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, JK762 of No 485 Sqn, which collided with EN559 near Ostend during an air-to-air combat on Ramrod 264.  He is buried in Eernegem Communal Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Lt

SHILLITTO, WILLIAM ALFRED dfc (43142)  RAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7960 of No 527 Sqn, which flew into the ground after side-slipping in a turn at low level in Ipswich.  He is buried in Felixstowe New Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

DEMAINE, DOUGLAS  (1575924)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, EE114 PG-B of No 619 Sqn, which crashed near Langwedel during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

DILLNUTT, GEORGE WALTER  (1078529)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, EE114 PG-B of No 619 Sqn, which crashed near Langwedel during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

20-Oct

Plt Off

FIRTH, CHRISTOPHER  (146984)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, EE114 PG-B of No 619 Sqn, which crashed near Langwedel during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

JONES, MYRDDIN  (1602070)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, EE114 PG-B of No 619 Sqn, which crashed near Langwedel during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

OSBORNE, ALFRED GEORGE  (1613719)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, EE114 PG-B of No 619 Sqn, which crashed near Langwedel during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

WEIGHELL, GEORGE MYRON  (567856)  RAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, EE114 PG-B of No 619 Sqn, which crashed near Langwedel during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

20-Oct

WO II

WRIGHT, CHARLES NOTLEY DAWSON  (R/131827)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, EE114 PG-B of No 619 Sqn, which crashed near Langwedel during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

20-Oct

WO II

HARRIS, VICTOR KEITH  (R/132541)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK802 QS-Z of No 620 Sqn, which was abandoned during a cross-country flight due to severe icing, but he did not survive.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

HARGREAVES, JAMES  (1126171)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, BK802 QS-Z of No 620 Sqn, which was abandoned during a cross-country flight due to severe icing, but he did not survive.  He is buried in Shipley (Nab Wood) Cemetery

20-Oct

Fg Off

SNOOK, ALBERT VERON  (J/22065)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA714 CF-R of No 625 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the Waddenzee during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Terschelling (West-Terschelling) General Cemetery

20-Oct

Fg Off

CAMERON, WILLIAM PARMENAS  (J/21453)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA714 CF-R of No 625 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the Waddenzee during a raid to Leipzig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Oct

Sgt

DIGGLE, JOHN WILSON  (1607238)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA714 CF-R of No 625 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the Waddenzee during a raid to Leipzig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Oct

Sgt

HAWKINS, JOHN HENRY  (1369127)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA714 CF-R of No 625 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the Waddenzee during a raid to Leipzig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Oct

Plt Off

McFARLANE, CLIFFORD WALLACE  (J/27316)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA714 CF-R of No 625 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the Waddenzee during a raid to Leipzig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Oct

Sgt

PORTER, FREDERICK ALLAN  (1415866)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA714 CF-R of No 625 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the Waddenzee during a raid to Leipzig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Oct

Sgt

WILD, LEONARD  (1601483)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA714 CF-R of No 625 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the Waddenzee during a raid to Leipzig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Oct

Fg Off

MONK, NIGEL WILLIAM  (121604)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 2847 Sqn RAF Regiment, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

20-Oct

LAC

CROSBIE, CHARLES HENRY  (1475554)  RAFVR; age: 38

He was serving with No 1 SFTS (I) and died from a fractured skull sustained the previous day when he fell from a 3-ton Chevrolet Lorry, on his way to take up his duties at the bombing range.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

20-Oct

Plt Off

SIBLEY, LESLIE REGINALD VINCENT  (152298)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD280 of No 10 OTU, which stalled whilst attempting to avoid power cables during an emergency landing following an engine failure on a night cross-country flight.  He is buried in Olney Cemetery

20-Oct

WO

NICOLL, IVAN KENEALY  (1002233)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD280 of No 10 OTU, which stalled whilst attempting to avoid power cables during an emergency landing following an engine failure on a night cross-country flight.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

BURTON, JOHN RAYMOND  (417333)  RAAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD280 of No 10 OTU, which stalled whilst attempting to avoid power cables during an emergency landing following an engine failure on a night cross-country flight.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

BURTON, DERRICK PERCY  (1515874)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD280 of No 10 OTU, which stalled whilst attempting to avoid power cables during an emergency landing following an engine failure on a night cross-country flight.  He is buried in Sheffield (Shiregreen) Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

COLEGATE, DONALD ALFRED ROSS  (1389344)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1717 of No 12 OTU, which burst into flames after rolling and crashing on an overshoot during a night training flight.  He is buried in Banbury Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

DEKKERS, ZEGER WILLEM CASPER  (1649902)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1717 of No 12 OTU, which burst into flames after rolling and crashing on an overshoot during a night training flight.  He is buried in Banbury Cemetery

20-Oct

Fg Off

NEWEL, WALTER DAVID  (J/25070)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1717 of No 12 OTU, which burst into flames after rolling and crashing on an overshoot during a night training flight.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

GEHRMANN, KENNETH JOSEPH  (426871)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1717 of No 12 OTU, which burst into flames after rolling and crashing on an overshoot during a night training flight.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

JONES, IVOR GEORGE  (415334)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, MP275 of No 15 (P) AFU, which dived into the ground near Kemble during a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

LANG, MAURICE CHARLES RUSSELL  (1332701)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LX178 or W6586 of No 6 (P) AFU, which collided with each other at Windrush.  He is buried in South Ealing Cemetery.

20-Oct

Sgt

BOUGOURD, WILLIAM GEORGE  (1318605)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG343 'L' of No 1664 HCU, which crashed and burst into flames near Darlington during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Bristol (Canford) Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

FRASER, JAMES KENNETH  (R/121015)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG343 'L' of No 1664 HCU, which crashed and burst into flames near Darlington during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

McGURTY, ALBERT  (R/189734)  RCAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG343 'L' of No 1664 HCU, which crashed and burst into flames near Darlington during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

COLLINS, HOWARD FRANK  (1391602)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG343 'L' of No 1664 HCU, which crashed and burst into flames near Darlington during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

SMILLIE, WILLIAM ELLWOOD  (R/129757)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG343 'L' of No 1664 HCU, which crashed and burst into flames near Darlington during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

DIXON, GEORGE ALEXANDER  (2216204)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG343 'L' of No 1664 HCU, which crashed and burst into flames near Darlington during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in St Helens Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

MacKINTOSH, PETER HECTOR  (1600359)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG343 'L' of No 1664 HCU, which crashed and burst into flames near Darlington during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He was cremated at  Golders Green Crematorium

20-Oct

WO II

RAMAGE, LAWRENCE HUNTER  (R/196627)  RCAF; age: 18

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK549 'N' of No 29 OTU, which crashed near Basingstoke during a Bullseye exercise following an engine fire.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

ROBERTSON, TUDOR ROBERT MUSGRAVE  (778953)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK549 'N' of No 29 OTU, which crashed near Basingstoke during a Bullseye exercise following an engine fire.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

PEARY, CHARLES DENNIS  (1032695)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK549 'N' of No 29 OTU, which crashed near Basingstoke during a Bullseye exercise following an engine fire.  He is buried in Chester-le-Street Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

HAWKSWORTH, WILLIAM ERNEST  (961437)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK549 'N' of No 29 OTU, which crashed near Basingstoke during a Bullseye exercise following an engine fire.  He is buried in Leicester (Gilroes) Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

MORTIMER, LEONARD  (1506921)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK549 'N' of No 29 OTU, which crashed near Basingstoke during a Bullseye exercise following an engine fire.  He is buried in Preston (New Hall Lane) Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

FAIRHURST, STANLEY  (1145813)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK549 'N' of No 29 OTU, which crashed near Basingstoke during a Bullseye exercise following an engine fire.  He is buried in Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery

20-Oct

LAC

ELLIOTT, WALTER ERNEST  (1159658)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was serving with No 3 BFTS at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Miami (Grand Army of the Republic) Cemetery

20-Oct

Sgt

TAYLOR, LEONARD ERNEST  (999161)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, V8140 of No 54 OTU, which dived into the ground near Crocketford in Kirkcudbrightshire.  He is buried in Longwood Methodist burial Ground

20-Oct

Sgt

STELLIG, MAXWELL EMIL  (1506906)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, V8140 of No 54 OTU, which dived into the ground near Crocketford in Kirkcudbrightshire.  He is buried in Prestatyn (Coed Bell) Cemetery

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

WILLIAMS, DANIEL CLIFFORD  (510721)  RAF; age: Unknown

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

20-Oct

Flt Lt

SALMOND, HUGH AUSTEN BENTINCK  (80653)  RAFVR; age: 62

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 Bedford.  He is buried in Bedford Cemetery, Beds.

20-Oct

Sgt

YOUNG, RUSSELL CLARE STEDMAN  (1852472)  RAFVR; age: 18

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1717 of No 12 OTU, which burst into flames after rolling and crashing on an overshoot during a night training flight.  He is buried in Bishopstoke (St Mary) Churchyard.

20-Oct

AC2

BAINES, JAMES  (987253)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was serving in the UK and died in The Royal Infirmary, Sheffield, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bolton (Heaton) Cemetery.

21-Oct

Plt Off

JONES, HENRY JOHN HAMLEY  (143276)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IV, KZ557 of No 6 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Fayid whilst carrying out a practice attack on tanks.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

21-Oct

Sgt

CARTER, EDWIN  (1271552)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB175 MG-A of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Gieten General Cemetery

21-Oct

Flt Sgt

GORE, KENNETH  (656684)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB175 MG-A of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Gieten General Cemetery

21-Oct

Sgt

POCKNELL, ERNEST CHARLES  (1320385)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB175 MG-A of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Gieten General Cemetery

21-Oct

Sgt

SEARLE, LEONARD WALTER  (930345)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB175 MG-A of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Gieten General Cemetery

21-Oct

Flt Sgt

WATSON, DONALD MOULTON  (1316881)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB175 MG-A of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Gieten General Cemetery

21-Oct

Sgt

WHITE, FRANK EDWARD  (570403)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB175 MG-A of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Gieten General Cemetery

21-Oct

Sgt

WILSON, DAVID STRAC IAN  (631262)  RAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB175 MG-A of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Gieten General Cemetery

21-Oct

Plt Off

WATTS, ROBERT HAMILTON  (416469)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, EE184 KM-B of No 44 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea on its return from a raid to Leipzig, but he wasn't rescued.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

21-Oct

Sgt

CONNOR, JOHN NORMAN  (1553860)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, EE184 KM-B of No 44 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea on its return from a raid to Leipzig, but he wasn't rescued.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Oct

Plt Off

BELL, STANLEY JOHN  (157196)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA701 OL-E of No 83 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Leipzig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Oct

Sgt

BIRD, HENRY JAMES  (1677697)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA701 OL-E of No 83 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Leipzig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Oct

Sgt

BOARDMAN, EDWARD JAMES  (1523267)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA701 OL-E of No 83 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Leipzig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Oct

WO

HALL, STANLEY GORDON WILLIAM  (1230947)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA701 OL-E of No 83 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Leipzig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Oct

Sgt

MANDERSON, JAMES  (990668)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA701 OL-E of No 83 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Leipzig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Oct

Flt Sgt

MARTIN, THOMAS  (1126214)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA701 OL-E of No 83 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Leipzig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Oct

Plt Off

RICHARDS, IVOR LLOYD  (159008)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA701 OL-E of No 83 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Leipzig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Oct

LAC

SMITH, ALFRED ROBERT  (652188)  RAF; age: 26

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

21-Oct

Sgt

CANE, WILLIAM GEORGE  (1802920)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED881 PM-S of No 103 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Leipzig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Oct

Sgt

CROSS, LESLIE  (1029597)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED881 PM-S of No 103 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Leipzig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Oct

Sgt

McLEAN, JOHN COOK  (1568363)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED881 PM-S of No 103 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Leipzig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Oct

Sgt

NEVILLE, JAMES PATERSON  (1812845)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED881 PM-S of No 103 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Leipzig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Oct

WO

PARGETER, AUBREY HUIA  (416540)  RNZAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED881 PM-S of No 103 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Leipzig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Oct

Sgt

SYKES, HARRY  (1081986)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED881 PM-S of No 103 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Leipzig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Oct

Sgt

THOMPSON, HARRY EDWARD  (1578271)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED881 PM-S of No 103 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Leipzig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Oct

Flt Sgt

WILLCOCKS, EDGAR HAROLD  (1387115)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED881 PM-S of No 103 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Leipzig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Oct

Sgt

CRAWFORD, HARRY JAMES  (973264)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB239 MA-Y of No 161 Sqn, which crashed near Valenciennes en-route to a triple supply dropping sortie over Belgium.  He is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery

21-Oct

Sgt

CROUCH, WALTER  (1433486)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB239 MA-Y of No 161 Sqn, which crashed near Valenciennes en-route to a triple supply dropping sortie over Belgium.  He is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery

21-Oct

Sgt

FEELY, DESMOND ROBERT  (1571107)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB239 MA-Y of No 161 Sqn, which crashed near Valenciennes en-route to a triple supply dropping sortie over Belgium.  He is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery

21-Oct

Flt Sgt

LEWIS, TREVOR WASHINGTON  (1481299)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB239 MA-Y of No 161 Sqn, which crashed near Valenciennes en-route to a triple supply dropping sortie over Belgium.  He is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery

21-Oct

Sgt

RAMSDEN, JOHN  (1059364)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB239 MA-Y of No 161 Sqn, which crashed near Valenciennes en-route to a triple supply dropping sortie over Belgium.  He is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery

21-Oct

Sgt

YOUNG, CHARLES EDWARD  (1537408)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB239 MA-Y of No 161 Sqn, which crashed near Valenciennes en-route to a triple supply dropping sortie over Belgium.  He is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery

21-Oct

Sgt

YOUNG, THOMAS BERTRAM  (1581582)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB239 MA-Y of No 161 Sqn, which crashed near Valenciennes en-route to a triple supply dropping sortie over Belgium.  He is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery

21-Oct

AC1

BROOKS, HAROLD H. (MICHAEL)  (1201681)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was killed whilst flying in He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Haruku of No 224 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

21-Oct

LAC

BENNETT, LESLIE MONTAGUE  (917374)  RAFVR; age: 25

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

21-Oct

Fg Off

BATER, EDWIN ARTHUR  (133671)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP905 of No 245 Sqn, which he abandoned near Pevensey.  He is buried in Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery.

21-Oct

Flt Sgt

COLE, EDWIN ROBERT  (1390924)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was probably killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, DE481 of No 616 Sqn, which crashed near a hotel near Bournemouth whilst carrying out unauthorised low level aerobatics.  He is buried in Edmonton Cemetery, Middlesex

21-Oct

Flt Lt

ALBERTI, Stefan Karol (P.0031)  PAF; age: 35

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE471  of No 18 OTU, which crashed near Bircotes whilst attempting to make an emergency landing following engine problems on an evening navigation exercise.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery

21-Oct

Flt Sgt

KOT, Roman (P.780470)  PAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE471  of No 18 OTU, which crashed near Bircotes whilst attempting to make an emergency landing following engine problems on an evening navigation exercise.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery

21-Oct

Sgt

SAWICKI, Jerzy (P.793799)  PAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE471  of No 18 OTU, which crashed near Bircotes whilst attempting to make an emergency landing following engine problems on an evening navigation exercise.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery

21-Oct

Sgt

SOLECKI, Mieczyslaw (P.793230)  PAF; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE471  of No 18 OTU, which crashed near Bircotes whilst attempting to make an emergency landing following engine problems on an evening navigation exercise.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery

21-Oct

Sgt

REID, RICHARD COWEL  (1365383)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was possibly killed whilst flying in either Oxford I, LB408 or LB480 of No 2 FIS, which collided with each other near Laurencekirk in Kincardineshire.  He is buried in Fodderty Old Churchyard

21-Oct

Fg Off

BROWN, FREDERICK WILLIAM DFM (50966)  RAF; age: 29

He was possibly killed whilst flying in either Oxford I, LB408 or LB480 of No 2 FIS, which collided with each other near Laurencekirk in Kincardineshire.  He is buried in Montrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery

21-Oct

Flt Lt

POWRIE, ERNEST ALFRED  (85836)  RAFVR; age: 43

He was possibly killed whilst flying in either Oxford I, LB408 or LB480 of No 2 FIS, which collided with each other near Laurencekirk in Kincardineshire.  He was cremated at  Dundee Crematorium

21-Oct

Flt Sgt

McEACHERN, REGINALD MILTON  (R/155911)  RCAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, DF595 'Y' of No 20 OTU, which crashed into the Solway Firth during a night cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Kirkwall (St Olaf's) Cemetery

21-Oct

Flt Sgt

ANTIFAEV, MICHAEL  (R/157737)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, DF595 'Y' of No 20 OTU, which crashed into the Solway Firth during a night cross-country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Oct

Sgt

DAVIDSON, ALEXANDER MCNAUGHT  (1566671)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, DF595 'Y' of No 20 OTU, which crashed into the Solway Firth during a night cross-country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Oct

Fg Off

O'DONOGHUE, MAURICE EDMUND  (J/25518)  RCAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, DF595 'Y' of No 20 OTU, which crashed into the Solway Firth during a night cross-country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Oct

Sgt

PATERSON, WILLIAM  (R/163264)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, EB348 of No 24 OTU, which crashed in the circuit at Waterbeach during a cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

21-Oct

Sgt

BURKE, BERNARD WILLIAM  (R/175118)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, EB348 of No 24 OTU, which crashed in the circuit at Waterbeach during a cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

21-Oct

Sgt

McMASTER, JAMES HERBERT  (R/163746)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, EB348 of No 24 OTU, which crashed in the circuit at Waterbeach during a cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

21-Oct

Flt Sgt

CHRISTIE, WILLIAM JAMES  (R/151669)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, EB348 of No 24 OTU, which crashed in the circuit at Waterbeach during a cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

21-Oct

WO II

HOWSON, WILLIAM HAROLD  (R/97208)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, EB348 of No 24 OTU, which crashed in the circuit at Waterbeach during a cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

21-Oct

Cpl

COLLINS, STANLEY  (973210)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was probably killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T7509 of No 25 EFTS, which crashed at Pendennis landing ground.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery

21-Oct

Plt Off

SMITH, ALAN FINLAY  (412728)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, DE481 of No 616 Sqn, which crashed near a hotel near Bournemouth whilst carrying out unauthorised low level aerobatics.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

21-Oct

Fg Off

THOMAS, GEORGE SEWELL  (128688)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, MM869 of the FIU, which crashed off Rustington in Sussex after being hit by friendly AA fire.  He is buried in Littlehampton Cemetery.

21-Oct

Fg Off

WATTS, RONALD LESLIE  (145474)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, MM869 of the FIU, which crashed off Rustington in Sussex after being hit by friendly AA fire.  He is buried in Rhondda (Treorchy) Cemetery.

21-Oct

AC1

WEST, JAMES CHARLES  (1085840)  RAFVR; age: 20

He had been serving at Gong Kodak when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Hintok.  He is buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

21-Oct

LAC

GREER, JOHN  (653069)  RAF; age: ?

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

21-Oct

Cpl

SMITH, ARTHUR THOMAS  (1185520)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death but he may have died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death is registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Guildford (Stoke) New Cemetery

21-Oct

Cpl

GARDINER, EDWARD  (520375)  RAF; age: 26

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death but he may have died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death is registered in Uxbridge.  He is buried in Harrow (Pinner) New Cemetery

21-Oct

AC1

BULLOCK, CLEMENT  (1668143)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death but he may have died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death is registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Stoke-on-Trent (Longton) Cemetery

21-Oct

Sgt

LANE, REGINALD WILLIAMS  (504846)  RAF; age: 48

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 (50).  He is buried in Llantwit Major Cemetery

21-Oct

AC1

WILKINSON, ARTHUR  (1049448)  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 Exeter.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery

21-Oct

AC2

HILL, GEOFFREY CECIL GLOVER  (938629)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was serving in the UK and died from TB and pneumonia.  His death is registered in Maidstone.  He was cremated at  Golders Green Crematorium.

21-Oct

Fg Off

DONALD, NORMAN GILBERT  (146877)  RAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle, V1741 of the Armstrong Whitworth, which dived into the ground at Purton near Berkeley during a test flight.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (West Road) Crematorium.

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