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Casualties - 23 - 25 October 1943


23-Oct

Flt Sgt

COTTER, DONALD JOSEPH  (R/125780)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK398 of No 48 Sqn, which dived into the sea off Gibraltar during a RP practice.  He is buried in Gibraltar Memorial

23-Oct

Flt Sgt

CRAIG, STANLEY MAYNARD  (R/125457)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK398 of No 48 Sqn, which dived into the sea off Gibraltar during a RP practice.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

23-Oct

Flt Sgt

McFADYEAN, GORDON JOHN  (1385941)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK398 of No 48 Sqn, which dived into the sea off Gibraltar during a RP practice.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

23-Oct

Flt Sgt

NEWNS, PAUL  (1083467)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK398 of No 48 Sqn, which dived into the sea off Gibraltar during a RP practice.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

23-Oct

WO

MACE, DOUGLAS RONALD CHARLES  (741475)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD260 of No 66 Sqn, which collided with EP639 on its return from a sweep and crashed near Perranporth.  He is buried in Cherry Hinton (St Andrew) Churchyard

23-Oct

Flt Lt

BAKER, THOMAS DAVID  (106356)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EP639 of No 66 Sqn, which collided with AD260 on its return from a sweep and crashed near Perranporth.  He is buried in Danbury (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

23-Oct

Fg Off

EVANS, DAVID GWYNNE  (132703)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 86 Sqn 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 Tenby (St Mary) Church Cemetery

23-Oct

Sgt

CROFT, ALBERT FRANCIS WILLIAM NOBLE  (991772)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was serving with No 100 at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Grimsby.  He is buried in Marley Hill (St Cuthbert) Churchyard

23-Oct

Sgt

FORBES, NORMAN STEWART  (1343308)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF176 of No 179 Sqn, which flew into the sea near Gibraltar during a Leigh Light exercise.  He is buried in Gibraltar Memorial

23-Oct

Sgt

HUNTER, JOHN BLAIR  (1553521)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF176 of No 179 Sqn, which flew into the sea near Gibraltar during a Leigh Light exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Oct

Sgt

PARMENTER, CECIL FREDERICK  (1391928)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF176 of No 179 Sqn, which flew into the sea near Gibraltar during a Leigh Light exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Oct

WO

SHEPHERD, JOHN  (644035)  RAF; age: 24

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF176 of No 179 Sqn, which flew into the sea near Gibraltar during a Leigh Light exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Oct

Flt Sgt

DOW, JOHN CHARLES DU BURGH  (418088)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV243 EM-D of No 207 Sqn, which ditched off Great Yarmouth after running out of fuel on its return from a raid to Kassel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Oct

Sgt

MURPHY, JOSEPH  (1237993)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 221 Sqn, and was possibly killed when Wellington XIII, HZ754 swung on take off from Luqa and hit a dispersal pen.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery

23-Oct

Flt Sgt

JACKSON, JOSEPH WILLIAM  (1214834)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JM277 of No 227 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at night near Lakatamia.  He is buried in Nicosia War Cemetery

23-Oct

Flt Sgt

MORFITT, THOMAS CHRISTOPHER  (655807)  RAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JM277 of No 227 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at night near Lakatamia.  He is buried in Nicosia War Cemetery

23-Oct

Fg Off

STRICKLAND, JOHN  (125585)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, AP930 of No 261 Sqn, which dived into the ground in the Arakan area, cause unknown.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Oct

LAC

STEVENS, EDGAR JAMES  (1446953)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 284 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

23-Oct

LAC

POUDRETTE, JOSEPH GILLIES ALFRED  (R/104609)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in died from injuries sustained when he was involved in a collision between a fire tender and a truck of No 432 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

23-Oct

Flt Sgt

BROWN, CLAYTON PERRY  (R/83255)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB218 IP-N of No 434 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kassel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Oct

Fg Off

DANCE, JOHN JAMES  (J/22617)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB218 IP-N of No 434 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kassel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Oct

Fg Off

FARR, HARRY PRIOR  (J/14209)  RCAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB218 IP-N of No 434 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kassel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Oct

Flt Sgt

FRY, ARTHUR FRANK  (1338820)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB218 IP-N of No 434 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kassel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Oct

Flt Sgt

GUAY, FRANCIS JOHN  (R/125963)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB218 IP-N of No 434 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kassel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Oct

Sgt

THORNLEY, DOUGLAS LESLIE  (1690320)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB218 IP-N of No 434 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kassel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Oct

WO II

WATSON, FLOYD BERTRAM  (R/97267)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB218 IP-N of No 434 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kassel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Oct

LAC

PADVEEN, ISSIE  (R/148071)  RCAF; age: 26

He was serving with No 434 Sqn and died in Naburn Hospital from natural causes.  He is buried in Leeds (Gelderd Road) English Hebrew Cemetery.

23-Oct

Sgt

BLAKE-HALES, GEORGE  (1267121)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV226 of No 467 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kassel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Oct

Sgt

BLOOMFIELD, FRANK HARRY  (1331745)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV226 of No 467 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kassel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Oct

Plt Off

COX, JOHN EDWARD  (156916)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV226 of No 467 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kassel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Oct

Fg Off

GODWIN, GERALD PATRICK  (401845)  RAAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV226 of No 467 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kassel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Oct

Flt Sgt

KING, ALBERT AUBREY  (1316916)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV226 of No 467 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kassel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Oct

Flt Sgt

TELFORD, HARRY  (1099681)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV226 of No 467 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kassel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Oct

Sgt

THORNHILL, WILLIAM HENRY  (1464625)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV226 of No 467 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kassel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Oct

LAC

ROYLE, FRANK REGINALD  (1326206)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 2867 Sqn RAF Regiment, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

23-Oct

Flt Lt

PITT-PAYNE, WILLIAM STEPHENS  (68114)  RAFVR; age: 38

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

23-Oct

Sgt

BANGS, GEORGE CHARLES  (1802052)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV817 of No 15 OTU, which was lost near the Isles of Scilly during a night cross-country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Oct

Sgt

COSSEY, SIDNEY  (1086971)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV817 of No 15 OTU, which was lost near the Isles of Scilly during a night cross-country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Oct

Sgt

FRASER, WILLIAM KEMP  (1551131)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV817 of No 15 OTU, which was lost near the Isles of Scilly during a night cross-country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Oct

Sgt

HOLLOWAY, ALFRED  (591445)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV817 of No 15 OTU, which was lost near the Isles of Scilly during a night cross-country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Oct

Sgt

MAY, ALBERT JAMES FRANCIS  (1600416)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV817 of No 15 OTU, which was lost near the Isles of Scilly during a night cross-country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Oct

Sgt

BISHOP, CHARLES CLIFFORD  (1602232)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV817 of No 15 OTU, which was lost near the Isles of Scilly during a night cross-country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Oct

Flt Sgt

DUANE, GREGORY TERENCE  (425622)  RAAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9249 of No 1657 HCU, which died of injuries sustained the previous day - crashed on landing at Chipping Warden on three engines during a special navigation exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

23-Oct

AC1

KELLY, DENIS MATTHEW  (970610)  RAFVR; age: 24

He had been serving with No 250 AMES when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Burma-Siam railway.  He is buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery

23-Oct

AC1

OATES, JAMES  (1750322)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was serving with No 6 ALG at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

23-Oct

AC2

STEWART, REX  (1549530)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 6 ALG at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

23-Oct

AC2

CATHERALL, ALAN EDMOND  (1143771)  RAFVR; 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 Liang, Ambon.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

23-Oct

Wg Cdr

GRICE, ARTHUR LESLIE MM (75284)  RAFVR; age: 45

He was serving in the UK and died in St Richardís hospital in Chichester from  internal burns and oedema to his lungs sustained when a mustard gas mine exploded.  He was cremated at  Golders Green Crematorium.

23-Oct

Cpl

MOFFAT, ANDREW LEITCH  (309825)  RAF; age: ?

He was serving in the UK and was found dead at 20 Howden Street, Edinburgh from coal gas poisoning (suicide).  He was cremated at Edinburgh (Warriston) Crematorium.

23-Oct

AC2

BLAKE, JAMES WILLIAM COWAN  (993810)  RAFVR; age: 28

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 York.  He is buried in Dalkeith New Cemetery

24-Oct

Sgt

BRIDGMAN, SIDNEY WILLIAM  (1312743)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN335 'P' of No 37 Sqn, which collided with HF482 of No 150 Sqn over the target during a raid on Guidonia airfield in Italy.  He is buried in Rome War Cemetery.

24-Oct

Flt Sgt

DAVIS, LEONARD  (1193143)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN335 'P' of No 37 Sqn, which collided with HF482 of No 150 Sqn over the target during a raid on Guidonia airfield in Italy.  He is buried in Rome War Cemetery.

24-Oct

Flt Sgt

EMERY, ALEC GRIEVE  (1316163)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN335 'P' of No 37 Sqn, which collided with HF482 of No 150 Sqn over the target during a raid on Guidonia airfield in Italy.  He is buried in Rome War Cemetery.

24-Oct

Flt Sgt

SIMMONS, CECIL AARON  (1387534)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN335 'P' of No 37 Sqn, which collided with HF482 of No 150 Sqn over the target during a raid on Guidonia airfield in Italy.  He is buried in Rome War Cemetery.

24-Oct

Sgt

SIMS, CHARLES DENIS  (1393029)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN335 'P' of No 37 Sqn, which collided with HF482 of No 150 Sqn over the target during a raid on Guidonia airfield in Italy.  He is buried in Rome War Cemetery.

24-Oct

Sgt

HAGAN, JOHN GERALD  (1347882)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN335 'P' of No 37 Sqn, which collided with HF482 of No 150 Sqn over the target during a raid on Guidonia airfield in Italy.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily.

24-Oct

Cpl

WORSDELL, FREDERICK CHARLES HARRY  (574479)  RAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Liang, Ambon of No 62 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

24-Oct

Sgt

MYHILL, WILLIAM RAYMOND  (1392196)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF142 AA-C of No 75 Sqn, which crashed on a go-round on its return from a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Acle (St Edmund) Churchyard

24-Oct

Flt Sgt

EAST, PATTON MASON  (426083)  RNZAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF142 AA-C of No 75 Sqn, which crashed on a go-round on its return from a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

24-Oct

Flt Sgt

PURVES, JAMES JOHN  (422207)  RNZAF; age: 35

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF142 AA-C of No 75 Sqn, which crashed on a go-round on its return from a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

24-Oct

Flt Sgt

RANDLE, JAMES ROBERT  (416539)  RNZAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF142 AA-C of No 75 Sqn, which crashed on a go-round on its return from a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

24-Oct

WO

HUTCHINSON, FRANCIS WILLIAM  (919425)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL954 of No 86 Sqn, which crashed into Lough Foyle shortly after taking-off from Ballykelly for a convoy escort.  He is buried in Chingford Mount Cemetery

24-Oct

Flt Sgt

DESCHAMPS, JOSEPH ANDRE  (R/141550)  RCAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL954 of No 86 Sqn, which crashed into Lough Foyle shortly after taking-off from Ballykelly for a convoy escort.  He is buried in Limavady (St Mary) Roman Catholic Church Cemetery

24-Oct

Flt Sgt

RICHARDS, SIDNEY ALBERT HARDIE  (R/113705)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL954 of No 86 Sqn, which crashed into Lough Foyle shortly after taking-off from Ballykelly for a convoy escort.  He is buried in Tamlaght Finlagen Church of Ireland Churchyard

24-Oct

Sgt

BARBER, WILLIAM JOHN  (1239595)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL954 of No 86 Sqn, which crashed into Lough Foyle shortly after taking-off from Ballykelly for a convoy escort.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Oct

Sgt

BROWN, ERIC JOHN  (1316499)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL954 of No 86 Sqn, which crashed into Lough Foyle shortly after taking-off from Ballykelly for a convoy escort.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Oct

Sqn Ldr

COOPER, LESLIE FRANK  (33231)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL954 of No 86 Sqn, which crashed into Lough Foyle shortly after taking-off from Ballykelly for a convoy escort.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Oct

Flt Sgt

HICKSON, NOEL KEITH PRESTON  (421278)  RNZAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL954 of No 86 Sqn, which crashed into Lough Foyle shortly after taking-off from Ballykelly for a convoy escort.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Oct

Sgt

KIRKWOOD, DAVID  (1698515)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL954 of No 86 Sqn, which crashed into Lough Foyle shortly after taking-off from Ballykelly for a convoy escort.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Oct

Fg Off

NORTHMORE, MARTIN PALMER  (J/10984)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, HL841 of No 94 Sqn, which spun into the sea whilst escorting a westbound convoy.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery

24-Oct

Sqn Ldr

BROWN, ERIC WILLIAM  (40074)  RAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF482 'A' of No 150 Sqn, which collided with LN335 of No 37 Sqn over the target during a raid on Guidonia airfield in Italy.  He is buried in Rome War Cemetery.

24-Oct

Sgt

EDMONDS, EDWARD HENRY  (554011)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF482 'A' of No 150 Sqn, which collided with LN335 of No 37 Sqn over the target during a raid on Guidonia airfield in Italy.  He is buried in Rome War Cemetery.

24-Oct

Fg Off

GODBY, IVOR MICHAEL  (415308)  RNZAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF482 'A' of No 150 Sqn, which collided with LN335 of No 37 Sqn over the target during a raid on Guidonia airfield in Italy.  He is buried in Rome War Cemetery.

24-Oct

Flt Lt

HACKSHAW, EDWARD ARTHUR  (137633)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF482 'A' of No 150 Sqn, which collided with LN335 of No 37 Sqn over the target during a raid on Guidonia airfield in Italy.  He is buried in Rome War Cemetery.

24-Oct

Sgt

HARLINGTON, CARL  (1430143)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF482 'A' of No 150 Sqn, which collided with LN335 of No 37 Sqn over the target during a raid on Guidonia airfield in Italy.  He is buried in Rome War Cemetery.

24-Oct

Flt Sgt

ROBERTSON, JAMES CHARLES RICHMOND  (1332280)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF482 'A' of No 150 Sqn, which collided with LN335 of No 37 Sqn over the target during a raid on Guidonia airfield in Italy.  He is buried in Rome War Cemetery.

24-Oct

Sqn Ldr

GOWERS, ARTHUR VINCENT  (40166)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP396 of No 183 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Cherbourg during a Roadstead.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Oct

Fg Off

RAWSON, GERALD EDMOND  (404943)  RNZAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP542 of No 183 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Cherbourg during a Roadstead.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Oct

Flt Sgt

WOOD, JOHN MICHAEL  (776194)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IV, KZ707 of No 186 Sqn, which crashed after hitting power cables during a low-level flying exercise near Annbank, Ayrshire.  He is buried in Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire

24-Oct

Sgt

EVANS, JOSEPH  (1025084)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL164 'P' of No 226 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea after being hit by flak on a raid to Amsterdam.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Oct

Fg Off

GERMAN, JOHN HENRY LESLIE  (130531)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL164 'P' of No 226 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea after being hit by flak on a raid to Amsterdam.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Oct

Sgt

MAXTON, JAMES  (1343903)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL164 'P' of No 226 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea after being hit by flak on a raid to Amsterdam.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Oct

Fg Off

WITT, ARTHUR GEORGE  (52014)  RAF; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL164 'P' of No 226 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea after being hit by flak on a raid to Amsterdam.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Oct

Fg Off

MERCER, PAUL THOMAS RICHARD  (127883)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Whirlwind I, P6979 of No 263 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a 10 Group Roadstead.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Oct

AC2

JONES, CYRIL LESLIE  (1622388)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was serving with No 308 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

24-Oct

Flt Lt

SOUTHWOOD, HERBERT JOHN  (C/1091)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MH665 of No 421 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters near Doullens during Ramrod 283.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

24-Oct

Plt Off

HAY, GEORGE LESLIE LACHLAN  (404617)  RAAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, BR414 of No 680 Sqn, which flew into a hill in Turkey during a PR sortie of the Dodecanese Islands.  He is buried in Haidar Pasha Cemetery

24-Oct

Sgt

BROWNE, JOHN GEOFFREY STEWART  (1337351)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV839 'D' of No 14 OTU, which flew into the ground near Wittering as it descended in order to establish its position during a night cross-country.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

24-Oct

Flt Sgt

NEWTON, LYNDSAY THOMAS  (419205)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV839 'D' of No 14 OTU, which flew into the ground near Wittering as it descended in order to establish its position during a night cross-country.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

24-Oct

Flt Sgt

READING, EDGAR GEORGE  (421463)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV839 'D' of No 14 OTU, which flew into the ground near Wittering as it descended in order to establish its position during a night cross-country.  He is buried in Ilford Cemetery

24-Oct

Plt Off

KNAPP, CHARLES FRANCIS  (144325)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD386 ZV-S  of No 19 OTU, which crashed into the North Sea during an evening flying detail, he abandoned the aircraft successfully but drowned.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Oct

Sgt

PARR, SYDNEY WESTALL  (1395274)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD386 ZV-S  of No 19 OTU, which crashed into the North Sea during an evening flying detail, he abandoned the aircraft successfully but drowned.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Oct

Sgt

ROBERTSON, ALEXANDER  (1824708)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD386 ZV-S  of No 19 OTU, which crashed into the North Sea during an evening flying detail, he abandoned the aircraft successfully but drowned.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Oct

Flt Sgt

PATERSON, JAMES HANSEN  (1349846)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with Ferry Control India at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery.

24-Oct

Plt Off

BULLOCK, DOUGLAS JAMES  (149121)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW472 of No 45 Grp, which burst into flames after swinging on take off from Piarco.  He is buried in Port of Spain (St James) Military Cemetery.

24-Oct

Plt Off

MASON, GEORGE DENIS  (147286)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7821 of No 51 OTU, which spun into the ground near North Crawley in Buckinghamshire during a GCI exercise.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

24-Oct

Flt Sgt

WARNER, DOUGLAS JOHN  (958218)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7821 of No 51 OTU, which spun into the ground near North Crawley in Buckinghamshire during a GCI exercise.  He was cremated at  Birmingham (Perry Bar) Crematorium

24-Oct

AC1

HUNT, HENRY ROBERT (BOB)  (1668551)  RAFVR; age: 37

He was serving with AHQ India at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

24-Oct

Cpl

DARWIN, JOSEPH  (926872)  RAFVR; age: ?

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

24-Oct

AC1

CLEMENTS, RAYMOND ARTHUR JAMES  (1711790)  RAFVR; age: 19

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

24-Oct

WO

LIVINGSTONE, ROBERT HUGH MSM (971439)  RAFVR; age: 56

He was serving in the UK and died in the Ministry of Pensions Hospital at Dunston, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Durham N W.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St John's Westgate and Elswick) Cemetery.

24-Oct

Sgt

JARVIS, FREDERICK THOMAS ALFRED  (909397)  RAFVR; age: 34

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 Edmonton.  He is buried in Chilton Foliat (St Mary) Churchyard

25-Oct

LAC

OWSTON, ARTHUR S. (BOB)  (620763)  RAF; age: 23

He was serving with No 120 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in W Hartlepool.  He is buried in Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery

25-Oct

Sgt

MARCH, RICHARD BERNARD JAMES  (1268970)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN322 'N' of No 150 Sqn, which ditched off Pantelleria on its return from a raid to Pistoia.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

25-Oct

Sgt

LEACH, JOHN HORACE  (1321339)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN322 'N' of No 150  which ditched off Pantellaria on its return from a raid to Pistoia.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery.

25-Oct

Fg Off

KING, WILLIAM ROBERT  (117500)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP590  'C' of No 181 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Caen during a Ramrod.  He is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery

25-Oct

Flt Sgt

CHRISTIE, ALEXANDER BAXTER  (1375581)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress IIA, FK202 of No 220 Sqn, which was lost over the North Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Oct

Fg Off

DUNGATE, ALFRED WILLIAM  (J/16441)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress IIA, FK202 of No 220 Sqn, which was lost over the North Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Oct

Flt Sgt

McKAY, JOHN SMITH  (1325202)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress IIA, FK202 of No 220 Sqn, which was lost over the North Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Oct

Fg Off

OFFLER, WILLIAM HENRY  (J/22508)  RCAF; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress IIA, FK202 of No 220 Sqn, which was lost over the North Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Oct

Plt Off

POTTER, WILLIAM THOMAS  (143930)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress IIA, FK202 of No 220 Sqn, which was lost over the North Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Oct

WO I

VARNEY, MAXWELL EVERETTE  (R/71569)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress IIA, FK202 of No 220 Sqn, which was lost over the North Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Oct

Fg Off

WALTON, JAMES  (131472)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress IIA, FK202 of No 220 Sqn, which was lost over the North Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Oct

Sqn Ldr

WEBSTER, HARRY ARTHUR ANDREW  (37619)  RAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress IIA, FK202 of No 220 Sqn, which was lost over the North Atlantic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Oct

Fg Off

ADAM, RONALD MACLEAN  (133749)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore IV, FA587 'Z' of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down over the target during a raid against Formia.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Oct

Flt Sgt

GARBUTT, STANLEY WILLIAM  (1388893)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore IV, FA587 'Z' of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down over the target during a raid against Formia.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Oct

Sgt

HORSCROFT, BERNARD HAROLD  (1392478)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore IV, FA587 'Z' of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down over the target during a raid against Formia.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Oct

Flt Sgt

PORTER, LOUIS  (1375700)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore IV, FA587 'Z' of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down over the target during a raid against Formia.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Oct

Fg Off

STASTNY, JAN  (125415)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, AB372 of No 312 Sqn, which he abandoned over the Channel as a result of flak damage sustained over Brest on Ramrod 95 but was not rescued.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Oct

Sgt

BANKS, C J ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FR166 'R' of No 320 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Lanveoc.  

25-Oct

Sqn Ldr

BAKKER, E ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FR178 'W' of No 320 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid to Lanveoc.  

25-Oct

Sgt

BOLK, M ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FR178 'W' of No 320 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid to Lanveoc.  

25-Oct

Flt Lt

VAN HAAFTEN, H G L ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FR178 'W' of No 320 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid to Lanveoc.  

25-Oct

Fg Off

VAN PELT, R W H ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FR178 'W' of No 320 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid to Lanveoc.  

25-Oct

Sqn Ldr

LENTON, REGINALD ARTHUR MC, DFC (42315)  RAF; age: 28

He was serving with No 540 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Oct

Sgt

FISHER, JAMES JOHN JOSEPH  (1382898)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF204 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from a navigation exercise and probably came down in St Bride's Bay.  He is buried in East Sheen Cemetery

25-Oct

Flt Sgt

ALEXANDER, KENNETH ALBERT  (657919)  RAF; age: ?

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF204 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from a navigation exercise and probably came down in St Bride's Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Oct

Flt Sgt

ASHCROFT, THOMAS  (1035565)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF204 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from a navigation exercise and probably came down in St Bride's Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Oct

Flt Sgt

JONES, WILFRED LAWSON  (1202902)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF204 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from a navigation exercise and probably came down in St Bride's Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Oct

Fg Off

HOOPER, RALPH  (151897)  RAFVR; age: 19

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV839 'D' of No 14 OTU, which flew into the ground near Wittering as it descended in order to establish its position during a night cross-country.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery.

25-Oct

Fg Off

RALPH, HOWARD PEARSON  (J/20738)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Gladiator II, N5821 of No 1414 Flt, which crashed into the sea off Mogadishu.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

25-Oct

Plt Off

WHITE, WILLIAM ALFRED  (152154)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ137 of No 20 OTU, which crashed into woods near Milltown after overshooting at the end of a night flying practice.  He is buried in Kensal Green (All Souls') Cemetery

25-Oct

Sgt

COLLINS, PETER AMBROSE  (1395711)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ137 of No 20 OTU, which crashed into woods near Milltown after overshooting at the end of a night flying practice.  He is buried in Lossiemouth burial Ground

25-Oct

Sgt

ROTHER, LOUIS ANTHONY  (1399303)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ137 of No 20 OTU, which crashed into woods near Milltown after overshooting at the end of a night flying practice.  He is buried in Lossiemouth burial Ground

25-Oct

Sgt

HALLAM, MYRDDIN WALTER  (1416860)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ137 of No 20 OTU, which crashed into woods near Milltown after overshooting at the end of a night flying practice.  He is buried in Rhondda (Treorchy) Cemetery

25-Oct

LAC

HEYMANS, DAVID BENJAMIN  (1814920)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Cornell, 14436 of No 31 EFTS, which .  He is buried in Calgary Jewish Cemetery

25-Oct

LAC

PATERAK, Boleslaw (P.781521)  PAF; age: 26

He was serving with No 3107 SE Sqn 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 Edinburgh (Corstorphine Hill) Cemetery

25-Oct

AC1

MILLER, HAROLD  (928490)  RAFVR; age: ?

He had been serving with an unknown unit in the Far East when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Burma-Siam railway.  He is buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery

25-Oct

LAC

MOODY, HORACE PHILIP  (862028)  AuxAF; age: 37

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Holderness (No P).  He is buried in Southampton (South Stoneham) Cemetery

25-Oct

Sgt

NEWTON, GEORGE LESLIE  (1300583)  RAFVR; age: ?

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

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