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Casualties - 27 - 28 October 1943


27-Oct

WO

BARNES, VERNON STEWART  (406324)  RAAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ603 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an offensive patrol over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

27-Oct

Flt Sgt

DUBERY, CHARLES DONALD BERNARD  (1289197)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ603 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an offensive patrol over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

27-Oct

Lt

GARLICK, C L  (209689V)  SAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ603 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an offensive patrol over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

27-Oct

Sgt

HAWORTH, ALFRED HENRY  (979392)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ603 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an offensive patrol over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

27-Oct

WO

McCORD, DONALD ARTHUR  (407560)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ603 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an offensive patrol over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

27-Oct

WO

SLADE, ALFRED BYRNE  (407651)  RAAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ603 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an offensive patrol over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

27-Oct

Fg Off

WALTON, DOUGLAS RALPH  (139217)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ603 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an offensive patrol over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

27-Oct

Fg Off

GIBSON, JOHN LEWIS  (J/20381)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BN274 of No 146 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Sonemura following an engine failure.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

27-Oct

Fg Off

HAGUE, ALAN  (J/9484)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HX817 of No 418 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from South Cerney after hitting a blister hanger.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

27-Oct

Fg Off

CAFFYN, MURRAY CAMERON  (409506)  RAAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED658 AR-O of No 460 Sqn, which he was captured on 8 Oct 1943 during a raid on Hanover, but he died whilst being transferred from Dulag Luft to Stalag Luft III.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

27-Oct

Fg Off

HUTCHISON, JAMES ROBERT  (124679)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6120 of No 1 AAS, which crashed after hitting trees in an Army co-operation exercise at Irby-on-Humber.  He is buried in Gateshead (Saltwell) Cemetery

27-Oct

Flt Sgt

CUNLIFFE, ERIC GORDON  (1323410)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6120 of No 1 AAS, which crashed after hitting trees in an Army co-operation exercise at Irby-on-Humber.  He is buried in Hendon (St Mary) Churchyard

27-Oct

Flt Sgt

SCAMMELL, KENNETH ERNEST  (1336225)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6120 of No 1 AAS, which crashed after hitting trees in an Army co-operation exercise at Irby-on-Humber.  He is buried in Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery

27-Oct

WO

BOWYER, ALBERT  (1577039)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6120 of No 1 AAS, which crashed after hitting trees in an Army co-operation exercise at Irby-on-Humber.  He is buried in Stoke-on-Trent (Hanley) Cemetery

27-Oct

Sgt

BUCHAN, JOHN SYDNEY  (1565131)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1790 'E' of No 11 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames after hitting trees during night circuit practice at Westcott.  He is buried in Colinton Parish Churchyard, Southern Extension

27-Oct

Sgt

TANNER, THOMAS BAYLY  (425446)  RNZAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1790 'E' of No 11 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames after hitting trees during night circuit practice at Westcott.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

27-Oct

Flt Sgt

CORBY, SIDNEY CHARLES  (424429)  RNZAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1790 'E' of No 11 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames after hitting trees during night circuit practice at Westcott.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

27-Oct

Sgt

WARREN, RONALD LESLIE  (1586065)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1790 'E' of No 11 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames after hitting trees during night circuit practice at Westcott.  He is buried in Twickenham Cemetery

27-Oct

Sgt

SKIPP, THOMAS FRANK  (900261)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4776 of No 1656 HCU, which crashed on an overshoot at Lindholme after the flaps were raised instead of the undercarriage.  He is buried in Acton Cemetery

27-Oct

Sgt

LOVEGROVE, FRANK EDWARD  (1811507)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4776 of No 1656 HCU, which crashed on an overshoot at Lindholme after the flaps were raised instead of the undercarriage.  He is buried in Fulham Palace Road Cemetery

27-Oct

Flt Sgt

TURPIN, ALFRED WILLIAM  (1246515)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4776 of No 1656 HCU, which crashed on an overshoot at Lindholme after the flaps were raised instead of the undercarriage.  He is buried in Kingsteignton (St Michael) Churchyard

27-Oct

Sgt

LEA, JAMES FRANK  (1624263)  RAFVR; age: 18

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4776 of No 1656 HCU, which crashed on an overshoot at Lindholme after the flaps were raised instead of the undercarriage.  He is buried in Prescot (St Mary) Churchyard

27-Oct

Sgt

HIGGINS, THOMAS PATRICK  (1430315)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4776 of No 1656 HCU, which crashed on an overshoot at Lindholme after the flaps were raised instead of the undercarriage.  He is buried in Rawmarsh (Haugh Road) Cemetery

27-Oct

Sgt

GLASS, GEORGE ERIC  (1802673)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4776 of No 1656 HCU, which crashed on an overshoot at Lindholme after the flaps were raised instead of the undercarriage.  He was buried in/or cremated at  City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park

27-Oct

Flt Sgt

BAKER, VICTOR JAMES  (658156)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4776 of No 1656 HCU, which crashed on an overshoot at Lindholme after the flaps were raised instead of the undercarriage.  He was cremated at  Bristol (Arnos Vale) Crematorium

27-Oct

LAC

CRABB, RONALD ALFRED SINCLAIR  (900092)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 3193 (ex AX551) of No 42 AS, which ditched in the sea following a collision with Anson, 4357.  He is buried in Port Elizabeth (South End) Cemetery

27-Oct

LAC

ADAMS, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (1579723)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 3193 (ex AX551) of No 42 AS, which ditched in the sea following a collision with Anson, 4357.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

27-Oct

LAC

GOATES, JONAS PERCY  (1579714)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 3193 (ex AX551) of No 42 AS, which ditched in the sea following a collision with Anson, 4357.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

27-Oct

Sgt

HEDGES, DONALD OWEN  (1153246)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 3193 (ex AX551) of No 42 AS, which ditched in the sea following a collision with Anson, 4357.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

27-Oct

AC1

RAYMOND, FREDERICK GEORGE  (10708811)  RAFVR; age: 32

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 Durham North.  He is buried in Hetton Cemetery

28-Oct

Fg Off

SAYLE, ALLAN DUNCAN  (133762)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JF524 of No 92 Sqn, which crashed near Campobasso during a weather recce sortie.  He is buried in Sangro River War Cemetery

28-Oct

Plt Off

ASKEY, MICHAEL WILLIAM HAMILTON  (J/19049)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JF563 of No 92 Sqn, which failed to return from a weather recce sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

28-Oct

Flt Sgt

BUGGE, RONALD  (1294983)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Mohawk IV, AR649 of No 155 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing near Sibong.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

28-Oct

Flt Lt

VAN DER BENDT, C ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FR151 'C' of No 320 Sqn, which was hit by flak near Cherbourg and made an emergency landing at Tarrant Rushton.  

28-Oct

Cpl

VAN APELDOORN, A G ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FR174 'K' of No 320 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Tarrant Rushton having been damaged by flak over Cherbourg.  

28-Oct

Flt Lt

VAN DIERE BIJVOET, A J ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FR174 'K' of No 320 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Tarrant Rushton having been damaged by flak over Cherbourg.  

28-Oct

Sgt

VAN WOESIK, P F ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FR174 'K' of No 320 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Tarrant Rushton having been damaged by flak over Cherbourg.  

28-Oct

Plt Off

VAN DER KNAAP, CORNELIS  (104591)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FR174 'K' of No 320 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Tarrant Rushton having been damaged by flak over Cherbourg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

LAC

GRAY, ALEX PETER  (95732)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 25 SOR at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Rhodes War Cemetery

28-Oct

AC1

HAIG, EDWARD HUGH STUART  (1195599)  RAFVR; age: ?

He had been serving with No 250 AMES when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Haruku.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

28-Oct

LAC

LYONS, GEORGE ERNEST  (1803651)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, EB567 of No 35 SFTS, which spun into the ground on the approach to North Battleford.  He is buried in North Battleford Cemetery

28-Oct

LAC

CHAMBERLAIN, WALTER WILLIAM  (1801444)  RAFVR; age: 20

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

28-Oct

Cpl

CLARKE, REGINALD GEORGE HENRY  (950784)  RAFVR; age: 23

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

28-Oct

LAC

DICKSON, ARCHIBALD MCDERMID  (997512)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 3144 of No 45 AS, which crashed at Gallavak Tielbron during a low flying exercise.  He is buried in Oudtshoorn Old Cemetery

28-Oct

LAC

ELLIOTT, KENNETH SIDNEY  (1399426)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 3144 of No 45 AS, which crashed at Gallavak Tielbron during a low flying exercise.  He is buried in Oudtshoorn Old Cemetery

28-Oct

LAC

HARPER, FRED STAINTON  (972039)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 3144 of No 45 AS, which crashed at Gallavak Tielbron during a low flying exercise.  He is buried in Oudtshoorn Old Cemetery

28-Oct

LAC

BELL, JOHN  (1106849)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was serving with No 55 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

28-Oct

LAC

BEVERLEY, ALBERT  (1526919)  RAFVR; age: 38

He was serving with No 55 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

28-Oct

Cpl

BRIDGER, GEOFFREY PETER  (1156597)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was serving with No 55 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

28-Oct

LAC

CASSELL, RONALD GEOFFREY  (1231874)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 55 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

28-Oct

LAC

COWELL, ANTONY ROBERT  (1287607)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was serving with No 55 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

28-Oct

Cpl

DAVIES, EDWARD JOHN  (642100)  RAF; age: 25

He was serving with No 55 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

28-Oct

LAC

GAUNTLETT, LEWIS STANLEY  (1213980)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 55 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

28-Oct

Flt Sgt

HARPER, ROBERT  (528681)  RAF; age: 33

He was serving with No 55 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

28-Oct

LAC

WELCH, EDWARD JOHN  (613437)  RAF; age: 24

He was serving with No 55 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

28-Oct

LAC

WILKINSON, JOHN  (1658631)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was serving with No 55 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

28-Oct

Cpl

EDWARDS, FREDERICK CLIFFORD  (508081)  RAF; 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

28-Oct

Fg Off

GREEN, HERBERT JAMES  (143694)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Master II, EM344 of No 5 OTU, which crashed near Shobden as it took off for a night flight.  He is buried in Guildford (Stoke) New Cemetery.

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