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Casualties - 5 - 12 December 1943


05-Dec

Plt Off

BOND, AUBREY FRASER  (J/19439)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, LB884 'K' of No 67 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese fighters whilst attacking bombers in the Chittagong area.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery

05-Dec

Fg Off

REID, WILLIAM  (135673)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV270 SR-E of No 101 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Binbrook as it emerged from cloud during a training flight.  He is buried in Barry Parish Churchyard

05-Dec

Sgt

BRADBURY, ROBERT STANLEY  (1621894)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV270 SR-E of No 101 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Binbrook as it emerged from cloud during a training flight.  He is buried in Bury Cemetery, Redvales

05-Dec

Sgt

BURTON, STANLEY GEORGE  (1335190)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV270 SR-E of No 101 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Binbrook as it emerged from cloud during a training flight.  He is buried in Hevingham (SS Mary and Botolph) Churchyard

05-Dec

Sgt

ANDERSON, JOHN WINTON  (1585397)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV270 SR-E of No 101 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Binbrook as it emerged from cloud during a training flight.  He is buried in Louth Cemetery

05-Dec

Sgt

SPIERLING, RAYMOND  (1424787)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV270 SR-E of No 101 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Binbrook as it emerged from cloud during a training flight.  He is buried in Monmouth Church Cemetery

05-Dec

Fg Off

OLIVER, FRANCIS EDWARD  (124860)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV270 SR-E of No 101 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Binbrook as it emerged from cloud during a training flight.  He is buried in Torquay Cemetery and Extension

05-Dec

Sgt

WELLS, ALBERT DOUGLAS  (1604505)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV270 SR-E of No 101 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Binbrook as it emerged from cloud during a training flight.  He was buried in/or cremated at  City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park

05-Dec

Flt Sgt

McRAE, DONALD HUGH  (1333392)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ319 of No 144 Sqn, which collided with LZ219 of the same unit whilst flying in formation off Wick.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Dec

Flt Sgt

MILLER, LIONEL CHAMPION  (1378645)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ319 of No 144 Sqn, which collided with LZ219 of the same unit whilst flying in formation off Wick.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Dec

Fg Off

PRING, ARTHUR MAURICE OWERS DFM (143237)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, HV709 'L' of No 176 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese fighters whilst attacking bombers in the Chittagong area.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery

05-Dec

Flt Lt

HALBEARD, GEOFFREY REEVE  (102540)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, HW435 'N' of No 176 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese fighters whilst attacking bombers in the Chittagong area.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

05-Dec

Flt Lt

BROWN, ARTHUR  (102062)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, LA105 'J' of No 258 Sqn, which failed to return from an interception in the Chittagong-Cox's Bazaar area.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

05-Dec

Flt Sgt

BROMHEAD, DONALD THOMAS  (1425899)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W6013 of No 423 Sqn, which crashed into a mountain near Ballycastle during a transit flight from Castle Archdale to Stranraer.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

05-Dec

Sgt

WILKINSON, GEORGE  (916507)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W6013 of No 423 Sqn, which crashed into a mountain near Ballycastle during a transit flight from Castle Archdale to Stranraer.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

05-Dec

LAC

LOWSON, EDWARD  (1005562)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W6013 of No 423 Sqn, which crashed into a mountain near Ballycastle during a transit flight from Castle Archdale to Stranraer.  He is buried in Hull Eastern Cemetery

05-Dec

Sgt

WELLINGTON, CHRISTOPHER GEORGE EDWARD  (1003031)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W6013 of No 423 Sqn, which crashed into a mountain near Ballycastle during a transit flight from Castle Archdale to Stranraer.  He is buried in Irvinestown Church of Ireland Churchyard

05-Dec

Fg Off

BLAIR, HERBERT DOUGLAS  (J/20044)  RCAF; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W6013 of No 423 Sqn, which crashed into a mountain near Ballycastle during a transit flight from Castle Archdale to Stranraer.  He is buried in Irvinestown Church of Ireland Churchyard

05-Dec

Fg Off

MOSS, FRANK  (421686)  RAAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W6013 of No 423 Sqn, which crashed into a mountain near Ballycastle during a transit flight from Castle Archdale to Stranraer.  He is buried in Irvinestown Church of Ireland Churchyard

05-Dec

Sqn Ldr

THOMAS, PHILIP MICHAEL HERMANN  (72030)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W6013 of No 423 Sqn, which crashed into a mountain near Ballycastle during a transit flight from Castle Archdale to Stranraer.  He is buried in Irvinestown Church of Ireland Churchyard

05-Dec

Sgt

HUNTER, RANDALL  (1167146)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W6013 of No 423 Sqn, which crashed into a mountain near Ballycastle during a transit flight from Castle Archdale to Stranraer.  He is buried in Merthyr Tydfil (Ffrwd) Cemetery, Penderyn

05-Dec

Flt Sgt

DOUGLAS, DAVID COWAN  (552117)  RAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, W6013 of No 423 Sqn, which crashed into a mountain near Ballycastle during a transit flight from Castle Archdale to Stranraer.  He is buried in Normanton Cemetery, Yorkshire

05-Dec

Flt Sgt

FRIZZELL, CECIL ROLAND  (426572)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB140 of No 467 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained the previous day - swung on take off from Waddington and collided with Lancaster JB138 of No 61 Sqn.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

05-Dec

Sgt

BATES, JOHN SYDNEY  (1800729)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK387 IC-P of No 623 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during a Gardening sortie off the Frisian islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Dec

Sgt

HICKLING, JOHN DESMOND  (911628)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK387 IC-P of No 623 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during a Gardening sortie off the Frisian islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Dec

Sgt

NORTON, ALAN GEORGE  (1258052)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK387 IC-P of No 623 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during a Gardening sortie off the Frisian islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Dec

Sgt

PEACOCK, ARTHUR DAVID  (1339367)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK387 IC-P of No 623 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during a Gardening sortie off the Frisian islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Dec

Sgt

PHILLIPS, JOHN  (1631900)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK387 IC-P of No 623 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during a Gardening sortie off the Frisian islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Dec

Flt Sgt

SUTHERLAND, WILFRED KASTNER  (R/143237)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK387 IC-P of No 623 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during a Gardening sortie off the Frisian islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Dec

Plt Off

VEECH, NEVILLE JOHN  (412765)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK387 IC-P of No 623 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during a Gardening sortie off the Frisian islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Dec

AC2

REPTON, GEORGE  (920857)  RAFVR; age: 40

He was serving with No 978 Sqn and was killed in a Japanese bombing raid on Calcutta.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery

05-Dec

Fg Off

TAYLOR, HARRY FORBES MCPHERSON  (143385)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IX, MM238 of No 1409   Flt, which crashed at Narborough near Marham during a special duties flight.  He is buried in Camelon Cemetery

05-Dec

Plt Off

BURGESS, JOHN  (158342)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IX, MM238 of No 1409   Flt, which crashed at Narborough near Marham during a special duties flight.  He is buried in Stockton Heath (St Thomas) Churchyard

05-Dec

AC1

POTTS, ARTHUR CLAYTON  (1516556)  RAFVR; age: 38

He was serving with No 320 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

05-Dec

LAC

WATT, PETER MUNRO  (1552560)  RAFVR; age: 22

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

05-Dec

WO

COAKLEY, MARTIN PETER (590502)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was serving in the UK and died at the Grosvenor Sanitorium, Ashford.  He is buried in Ashford (Bybrook) Cemetery.

05-Dec

AC2

MAHER, SYDNEY  (1660201)  RAFVR; age: 38

He was serving in the UK and died in the Ministry of Pensions Hospital at Wingrove, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St Nicholas) Cemetery.

05-Dec

LAC

McCALLUM, JAMES  (1022854)  RAFVR; age: 36

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Glasgow (St Peter's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

06-Dec

Fg Off

THOMAS, FREDERICK DASH  (119875)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire XII, MB859 of No 91, which collided with EN604 near Forest Row in Sussex during a formation practice.  He is buried in Stivichall (or Styvechale) (St James) Churchyard

06-Dec

Flt Sgt

BARRETT, ALWYN WALTER BEVES  (421233)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF141 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from a gardening sortie in the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Dec

Sgt

COLLEY, JOHN HENRY  (1426533)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF141 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from a gardening sortie in the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Dec

Sgt

CROFT, JAMES BRACEWELL  (1488396)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF141 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from a gardening sortie in the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Dec

Flt Sgt

HOFFMANN, OWEN ERNEST CURRELL  (409920)  RAAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF141 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from a gardening sortie in the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Dec

WO

KIDSON, ALBERT COLWYNE  (408684)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF141 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from a gardening sortie in the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Dec

Sgt

VEITCH, REGINALD JAMES  (1316602)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF141 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from a gardening sortie in the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Dec

Fg Off

MERCER, RICHARD  (115857)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle I, P1434 of No 296 Sqn, which rolled inverted and crashed on an overshoot at Hurn due to an engine failure.  He is buried in Christchurch Cemetery

06-Dec

Sgt

ROBINSON, TOM ELLIS  (1515647)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle I, P1434 of No 296 Sqn, which rolled inverted and crashed on an overshoot at Hurn due to an engine failure.  He is buried in Deane (St Mary) Churchyard

06-Dec

Fg Off

WYLLIE, JAMES  (139322)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle I, P1434 of No 296 Sqn, which rolled inverted and crashed on an overshoot at Hurn due to an engine failure.  He is buried in Whithorn Cemetery

06-Dec

LAC

JENKINSON, KEITH  (1624164)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, 3593 of No 26 AS, which crashed near Pietersburg during a stall demonstration.  He is buried in Polokwane (or Pietersburg) Cemetery

06-Dec

LAC

KELLETT, ROBERT  (1684676)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, 3593 of No 26 AS, which crashed near Pietersburg during a stall demonstration.  He is buried in Polokwane (or Pietersburg) Cemetery

06-Dec

Flt Sgt

BERRY, STANLEY GEORGE  (40182)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA415 of No 303 FTU, which was lost on a ferry flight from Haverfordwest to Rabat Sale.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Dec

WO II

FINLAYSON, GEORGE  (R/120691)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA415 of No 303 FTU, which was lost on a ferry flight from Haverfordwest to Rabat Sale.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Dec

Flt Sgt

FINNEY, BERNARD ROTHWELL  (1231208)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA415 of No 303 FTU, which was lost on a ferry flight from Haverfordwest to Rabat Sale.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Dec

Flt Sgt

KLOSKE, GODFREY HENRY  (8928)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA415 of No 303 FTU, which was lost on a ferry flight from Haverfordwest to Rabat Sale.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Dec

Flt Sgt

REDFERN, JOHN NISBET  (1551509)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA415 of No 303 FTU, which was lost on a ferry flight from Haverfordwest to Rabat Sale.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Dec

Sgt

WALKINSHAW, JOHN TAYLOR  (1550775)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA415 of No 303 FTU, which was lost on a ferry flight from Haverfordwest to Rabat Sale.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Dec

Cpl

JORDAN, ALFRED  (1101131)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was serving with No 307 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

06-Dec

Plt Off

DARLING, ROBERT DONNISTHORPE  (154047)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FW159 of No 45 Grp, which failed to arrive at Reykjavik on a ferry flight from Goose Bay.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial

06-Dec

AC1

BARNETT, KENNETH LEWIS  (548705)  RAF; age: 23

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, Thailand.  He is buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

07-Dec

Plt Off

FAIRBAIRN, JAMES DUNCAN  (J/19135)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, EK113 of No 1 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Hawkinge whilst carrying out an overshoot.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

07-Dec

Fg Off

PERERA, KENNETH FREDERICK  (J/14652)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ885 'L' of No 160 Sqn, which dived into the ground on take off at Sigiriya.  He is buried in Kandy War Cemetery

07-Dec

WO II

LOVE, WILFORD CLAY  (R/125492)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ885 'L' of No 160 Sqn, which dived into the ground on take off at Sigiriya.  He is buried in Kandy War Cemetery

07-Dec

WO II

CURRIE, EWEN CAMERON  (R/124726)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ885 'L' of No 160 Sqn, which dived into the ground on take off at Sigiriya.  He is buried in Kandy War Cemetery

07-Dec

WO II

FERGUSON, ARCHIE EARL  (R/131186)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ885 'L' of No 160 Sqn, which dived into the ground on take off at Sigiriya.  He is buried in Kandy War Cemetery

07-Dec

Flt Sgt

KIRK, DENNIS  (578166)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ885 'L' of No 160 Sqn, which dived into the ground on take off at Sigiriya.  He is buried in Kandy War Cemetery

07-Dec

WO

MACDONALD, ROY WILLIAM  (R/85926)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ885 'L' of No 160 Sqn, which dived into the ground on take off at Sigiriya.  He is buried in Kandy War Cemetery

07-Dec

WO II

STOCKWELL, GEORGE MICHAEL FREDERICK  (R/129291)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ885 'L' of No 160 Sqn, which dived into the ground on take off at Sigiriya.  He is buried in Kandy War Cemetery

07-Dec

Fg Off

DAVIE, DOUGLAS GORDON  (130977)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ885 'L' of No 160 Sqn, which dived into the ground on take off at Sigiriya.  He is buried in Kandy War Cemetery

07-Dec

Flt Sgt

PEASGOOD, JACK  (1149027)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM851 of No 608 Sqn, which hit an obstruction after swinging on take-off from Gaudo.  He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery

07-Dec

AC2

STRAUGHAN, LESLIE  (1529654)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 978 Sqn, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery

07-Dec

LAC

POUYAT, TAUNTON OSWALD CONSTANTINE  (605491)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Anson, 6930 of No 16 SFTS, which crashed near Waterford in Ontario after colliding with Anson, 7412 whilst flying in formation.  He is buried in Mount Hope (St Paul's Anglican) Cemetery

07-Dec

A/Cdre

SILLY, BENJAMIN JAMES MC, DFC ()  RAF; age: 50

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

07-Dec

AC1

SPIVEY, ALAN ROTHWELL  (951862)  RAFVR; age: ?

He had been serving at Kallang when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Liang, Ambon.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

07-Dec

AC1

HEWSON, RICHARD BERNARD WILLERTON  (613028)  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

07-Dec

Cpl

BYRON, BILLY  (626453)  RAF; age: ?

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

07-Dec

LAC

PERCIVAL, SAMUEL JAMES  (345024)  RAF; age: 60

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 Manchester.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

07-Dec

LAC

LAWRIE, WILLIAM  (1100734)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was serving with No 20 OTU at RAF Milltown and died in hospital in Elgin from a fractured skull, possibly sustained by walking into a revolving propeller.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Allenvale) Cemetery.

08-Dec

Fg Off

LEEKE, DOUGLAS  (141894)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Spitfire VB, EP814 or JL302 of No 74 Sqn, which collided with each other over Gerawla.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery

08-Dec

Cpl

COLEMAN, RONALD SIDNEY  (934897)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was serving with No 99 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery

08-Dec

Flt Sgt

CORNISH, GEORGE FREDERICK  (1334321)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 223 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

08-Dec

Sgt

DALTON, RICHARD STANLEY  (1028985)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was serving with No 223 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

08-Dec

Sgt

DAVIS, NEVILLE EDWARD  (1426808)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 223 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

08-Dec

Flt Sgt

RUSSELL, TREVOR JOHN  (1313828)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was serving with No 223 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

08-Dec

Flt Sgt

HAMILTON, JOHN  (1341856)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JL898 of No 252 Sqn, which flew into the sea during a sweep off Cyprus.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

08-Dec

WO II

MARTIN, PETER JAMES  (R/141063)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JL898 of No 252 Sqn, which flew into the sea during a sweep off Cyprus.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

08-Dec

Fg Off

DUCKITT, HAROLD WOOD  (151031)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ403 of No 404 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce.  He is buried in Bergen (Mollendal) Church Cemetery

08-Dec

Fg Off

TURNER, DARL NEILSON  (J/11583)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ403 of No 404 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping.  He is buried in Bergen (Mollendal) Church Cemetery

08-Dec

Flt Lt

MAINWARING-ELLERKER-ONSLOW, ARTHUR GUILDFORD  (79759)  RAFVR; age: 55

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 958 Sqn, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Swansea.  He is buried in Bournemouth (Wimborne Road) Cemetery

08-Dec

AC2

HILL, NORMAN CLIFFORD  (2207345)  RAFVR; age: 36

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 5013 (Airfield Construction) Sqn, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Newmarket.  He is buried in Ashton-in-Makerfield (St Thomas) Churchyard

08-Dec

LAC

HYNDMAN, HECTOR  (576104)  RAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIB, FH120 of No 8 SFTS, which crashed near Moncton after control was lost in a steep bank at low level in bad weather.  He is buried in Moncton (Elmwood) Cemetery

08-Dec

AC1

JOHNSON, JAMES WILLIAM  (1194301)  RAFVR; age: 35

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

08-Dec

Cpl

BOYCE, ALLAN JOHN  (939509)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving at Geck at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery

08-Dec

AC2

TRAPP, HUMPHREY DANIEL  (1305409)  RAFVR; age: 27

He had been serving at Palembang when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Liang, Ambon.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

08-Dec

AC1

BELFIELD, ALBERT HENRY  (1449186)  RAFVR; age: 40

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

08-Dec

AC2

MARSDEN, JOHN FREDERICK  (980759)  RAFVR; age: 25

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

09-Dec

Flt Lt

PEARSON, ERIC RALPH  (61977)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Spitfire VC, EF656 or EF676 of No 72 Sqn, which he abandoned near Rome following an engine failure, but he did not survive.  He is buried in Rome War Cemetery

09-Dec

Sgt

MACE, LESLIE REGINALD  (1803191)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL122 KN-Y of No 77 Sqn, which crashed near Leavening, Yorkshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Camberwell New Cemetery

09-Dec

Flt Sgt

HEMMING, EDWARD FRANK JOHN (EDDIE)  (R/94132)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL122 KN-Y of No 77 Sqn, which crashed near Leavening, Yorkshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Cheltenham Cemetery

09-Dec

Plt Off

FOREST, JOHN KENNETH  (J/19350)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL122 KN-Y of No 77 Sqn, which crashed near Leavening, Yorkshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

09-Dec

Flt Sgt

GROB, NICHOLAS CHARLES  (425154)  RAAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL122 KN-Y of No 77 Sqn, which crashed near Leavening, Yorkshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

09-Dec

Plt Off

SHARPE, GEOFFREY OWEN  (168970)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL122 KN-Y of No 77 Sqn, which crashed near Leavening, Yorkshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Sawbridgeworth (Great St Mary) Churchyard

09-Dec

Fg Off

CAMPBELL, IAN ALEXANDER CALTHROP  (127887)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, JL362 of No 111 Sqn, which was abandoned near Sulmona after being hit by flak.  He is buried in Sangro River War Cemetery

09-Dec

Cpl

ROBERTS, ARTHUR  (968386)  RAFVR; age: ?

He had been serving with No 211 Sqn but died in Japanese captivity on board the Nichinan Maru whilst being transported to Java from the Molucca Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

09-Dec

Flt Sgt

DMYTRUK, PETER  (R/114740)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT745 of No 405 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Stuttgart on 11 Mar 1943  He evaded capture and joined the French Resistance but was killed in an ambush whilst in the act of blowing up a railway bridge.  He is buried in Les Martres-de-Veyre Communal Cemetery

09-Dec

Fg Off

FROST, LAWRENCE ANDREW  (J/17651)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk IV, FX538 of No 450 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Tollo.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

09-Dec

Wg Cdr

OSBORNE, JACK HERBERT  (43866)  RAF; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in MAO on loan to USAAF killed when B-17G (42-37744) hit trees on take-off from Bovingdon on a training exercise of No 517 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Ipplepen (St Andrew) Churchyard

09-Dec

Flt Lt

LEIGH-CLARE, HOWARD HARRY JOHN  (73973)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in MAO on loan to USAAF killed when B-17G (42-37744) hit trees on take-off from Bovingdon on a training exercise of No 517 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery

09-Dec

WO

SCHILLER, KENNETH ROBERT  (R/129316)  RCAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, KD811 of No 1660 HCU, which flew into the ground at Blankney Fen in Lincolnshire during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Thurlby (St Germain) Churchyard

09-Dec

Sgt

BLEASE, THOMAS HENRY  (348512)  RAF; age: ?

He was serving with No 210 Grp at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in El Alia Cemetery

09-Dec

Sgt

WEST, WILLIAM SAMUEL HENRY  (R/158765)  RCAF; age: 31

He was serving with No 3 PRC and died in the Neurological and Plastic Surgery Hospital in Basingstoke from natural causes.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

09-Dec

Plt Off

HEILMAN-RAWICZ, Jan (P.2312)  PAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VA, P8237  of No 61 OTU, which flew into high ground near Oswestry in bad weather.  He is buried in Shawbury (St Mary) Churchyard

09-Dec

AC1

TORR, JAMES ARNOLD  (1076438)  RAFVR; age: 34

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

09-Dec

LAC

MUDGE, HENRY JAMES  (926507)  RAFVR; age: 23

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

09-Dec

LAC

MOORE, HARRY DELBRIDGE  (1356286)  RAFVR; age: 23

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

09-Dec

LAC

LENNON, HENRY HOLLAND  (1148442)  RAFVR; age: 37

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

09-Dec

Cpl

CLARK, RONALD  (990659)  RAFVR; age: 17

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 Caistor.  He is buried in Bishop Auckland Cemetery.

09-Dec

LACW

WOODLEY, MORFYDD LILIAN  (2077272)  WAAF; age: 24

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Northampton.  She is buried in Mynyddislwyn (St Tudwr) Churchyard

09-Dec

Flt Sgt

BOILSTONE, JOHN WILLIAM  (1245319)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, LS146 of No 16 FPP, which dived into the ground at Newton Arlosh near Kirkbride in Cumberland.  He is buried in Romsley (St Kenelm) Churchyard.

10-Dec

Wg Cdr

BURTON-GYLES, PETER ROBERT DSO, DFC and Bar (40077) RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HJ832 of No 23 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on lines of communication in the Milan-Genoa-Turin area.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

10-Dec

Plt Off

LAYH, ERIC JOHN  (404788)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HJ832 of No 23 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on lines of communication in the Milan-Genoa-Turin area.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

10-Dec

Fg Off

BARNEY, CYRIL DENIS  (105660)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was serving with No 46 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

10-Dec

LAC

FOX, FRANK NORMAN  (1103606)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was serving with No 55 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery

10-Dec

Flt Sgt

BROWN, RUSSELL VICTOR HENRY  (1612359)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, V8619 of No 68 Sqn, which crashed near Stowmarket after a combat with an enemy aircraft during an interception.  He is buried in North Walsham New Cemetery

10-Dec

Plt Off

CAKE, DAVID EDWARD  (156014)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HX966 'D' of No 487 Sqn, which was lost whilst attacking barges on a canal between Nordhorn and Rutenbruch.  He is buried in Emmen (Nieuw Dordrecht) General Cemetery

10-Dec

Fg Off

FRANKSON, MICHAEL LEWIS BROWNLOW  (137283)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HX966 'D' of No 487 Sqn, which was lost whilst attacking barges on a canal between Nordhorn and Rutenbruch.  He is buried in Emmen (Nieuw Dordrecht) General Cemetery

10-Dec

WO

BLOW, KENNETH LESLIE OWEN  (751684)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HX975 'O' of No 487 Sqn, which was lost whilst attacking barges on a canal between Nordhorn and Rutenbruch.  He is buried in Den Ham General Cemetery

10-Dec

Flt Sgt

MAIR, THOMAS  (656406)  RAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HX975 'O' of No 487 Sqn, which was lost whilst attacking barges on a canal between Nordhorn and Rutenbruch.  He is buried in Den Ham General Cemetery

10-Dec

WO II

CUMMINGS, ROBERT  (R/141707)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED825 AJ-E of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at low level over Northern France during an SOE operation.  He is buried in Calais Canadian War Cemetery, Leubringhen

10-Dec

Flt Sgt

HOWELL, ROBERT GEOFFREY  (1380180)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED825 AJ-E of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at low level over Northern France during an SOE operation.  He is buried in Meharicourt Communal Cemetery

10-Dec

Plt Off

JONES, RALPH NEVILLE  (155094)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED825 AJ-E of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at low level over Northern France during an SOE operation.  He is buried in Meharicourt Communal Cemetery

10-Dec

Sgt

RICHARDSON, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (1294108)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED825 AJ-E of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at low level over Northern France during an SOE operation.  He is buried in Meharicourt Communal Cemetery

10-Dec

Sgt

ROBINSON, BROOK  (987906)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED825 AJ-E of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at low level over Northern France during an SOE operation.  He is buried in Meharicourt Communal Cemetery

10-Dec

WO

WALTERS, EDWARD JOSEPH  (R/131192)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED825 AJ-E of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at low level over Northern France during an SOE operation.  He is buried in Meharicourt Communal Cemetery

10-Dec

Fg Off

WEEDEN, GORDON HERBERT  (J/17287)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED825 AJ-E of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at low level over Northern France during an SOE operation.  He is buried in Meharicourt Communal Cemetery

10-Dec

Flt Lt

COMBER, WILLIAM EDWARD  (81261)  RAFVR; age: 38

He was serving with No 680 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

10-Dec

Fg Off

COTTON, EUGENE  (115187)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito, 'S' of No 684 Sqn, which crashed into a tree whilst attempting a forced landing having been damaged by a Japanese fighter.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

10-Dec

Flt Sgt

WOODS, RAYMOND EWART  (1288560)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito, 'S' of No 684 Sqn, which crashed into a tree whilst attempting a forced landing having been damaged by a Japanese fighter.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

10-Dec

Sgt

SAGE, JACK  (624031)  RAF; age: 22

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

10-Dec

LAC

MIDWINTER, RALPH  (1582798)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth, 2121 (ex T7620) of No 3 AS, which spun into the ground having failed to affect a recovery.  He is buried in Thaba Tshwane (New) Military Cemetery

10-Dec

AC2

TREVETHAN, RONALD JAMES  (2225955)  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 Newton.  He is buried in Trevenson Churchyard

11-Dec

Fg Off

BATHGATE, JAMES ROBERTSON GRANT  (403932)  RNZAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander IIIA, V9673 MA-J of No 161 Sqn, which crashed near Juvincourt during a SOE operation.  He is buried in La Ville-aux-Bois British Cemetery

11-Dec

Flt Sgt

BOON, GORDON MILTON  (1312021)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP766 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Dec

Flt Lt

HEBDEN, ERIC  (109937)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP766 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Dec

Flt Sgt

HERBERT, PHILIP OWEN HAMILTON  (1315297)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP766 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Dec

Sgt

MARTIN, SYDNEY AUGUSTUS  (1190191)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP766 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Dec

Flt Sgt

SMITH, HAROLD STUART  (1115827)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP766 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Dec

Sgt

WILSON, FRED  (1169978)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP766 of No 172 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Dec

Fg Off

SOWERBUTTS, THOMAS  (135607)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, JL637 of No 254 Sqn, which made a emergency landing in error at Redcar Q-site on its return from a sweep.  He is buried in Mellor (St Mary) Churchyard

11-Dec

Flt Sgt

SANDERS, RAYMOND LOUIS  (1576004)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE733 of No 299 Sqn, which crashed near Watchfield in Wiltshire during a snow storm.  He is buried in Morden Cemetery

11-Dec

Flt Sgt

THOMSON, JAMES McNAE  (R/159123)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE733 of No 299 Sqn, which crashed near Watchfield in Wiltshire during a snow storm.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

11-Dec

WO II

CHESTER, WILLIAM ROY  (R/122563)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE733 of No 299 Sqn, which crashed near Watchfield in Wiltshire during a snow storm.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

11-Dec

Fg Off

SALT, ALBERT HENRY  (419222)  RAAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE733 of No 299 Sqn, which crashed near Watchfield in Wiltshire during a snow storm.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

11-Dec

Fg Off

SELTH, JOHN BURNETT  (416795)  RAAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE733 of No 299 Sqn, which crashed near Watchfield in Wiltshire during a snow storm.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

11-Dec

Sgt

NEWTON, JOHN VINCENT  (1451836)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, LR269 of No 613 Sqn, which flew into high ground about 11 miles from Andover.  He is buried in Haltemprice (Hessle) Cemetery.

11-Dec

Fg Off

ROLPH, GEOFFREY ALAN  (48639)  RAF; age: 27

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, LR269 of No 613 Sqn, which flew into high ground about 11 miles from Andover.  He is buried in Wembley (Alperton) burial Ground.

11-Dec

Sgt

STEWART, JOHN MCLEAN  (1368456)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED886 AJ-O of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at low level near Doullens during an SOE operation.  He is buried in Terramesnil Communal Cemetery

11-Dec

WO II

THORPE, DONALD MENZIES  (R/117355)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED886 AJ-O of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at low level near Doullens during an SOE operation.  He is buried in Terramesnil Communal Cemetery

11-Dec

Flt Lt

WIESSNER, CHARLES FRANK HORACE  (63594)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIA, 7085 (ex EX232) of No 1 AS, which crashed following the loss of a wing during a loop near Bloemfontein.  He is buried in Bloemfontein (Hamilton) War Cemetery

11-Dec

Sgt

PLAHTE, V M RNAF ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN531 of No 16 OTU, which crashed near Chipping Norton on emerging from cloud at the end of a night cross-country.  

11-Dec

Sgt

HARRIS, ERIC  (1802331)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN531 of No 16 OTU, which crashed near Chipping Norton on emerging from cloud at the end of a night cross-country.  He is buried in Diss Cemetery

11-Dec

Sgt

FOOTE, JOHN  (R/187590)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN531 of No 16 OTU, which crashed near Chipping Norton on emerging from cloud at the end of a night cross-country.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

11-Dec

Sgt

REDMOND, BERNARD NICHOLAS  (R/185698)  RCAF; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN531 of No 16 OTU, which crashed near Chipping Norton on emerging from cloud at the end of a night cross-country.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

11-Dec

Sgt

MITCHELL, HENRY OSMOND  (R/171550)  RCAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN531 of No 16 OTU, which crashed near Chipping Norton on emerging from cloud at the end of a night cross-country.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

11-Dec

Flt Sgt

LESEBERG, ERNEST  (425172)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN531 of No 16 OTU, which crashed near Chipping Norton on emerging from cloud at the end of a night cross-country.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

11-Dec

Sergeant

NICHOLS, FREDERICK  (1565538)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN531 of No 16 OTU, which crashed near Chipping Norton on emerging from cloud at the end of a night cross-country.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

11-Dec

Flt Sgt

SMITH, ALBERT JOHN  (415879)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV914 of No 21 OTU, which he abandoned without orders when an engine caught fire during an approach to land but despite his parachute opening, he was at too low an altitude.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

11-Dec

Sgt

ELLIS, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (R/190987)  RCAF; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK440 of No 26 OTU, which crashed near Hindolveston in Norfolk during an early morning navigation exercise.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

11-Dec

Sgt

MARTIN, WILLIAM EDWARD  (R/200832)  RCAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK440 of No 26 OTU, which crashed near Hindolveston in Norfolk during an early morning navigation exercise.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

11-Dec

Sgt

WILSON, STUART  (1388746)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK440 of No 26 OTU, which crashed near Hindolveston in Norfolk during an early morning navigation exercise.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

11-Dec

Flt Sgt

MERRIDEW, ARTHUR  (1148277)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK440 of No 26 OTU, which crashed near Hindolveston in Norfolk during an early morning navigation exercise.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

11-Dec

Flt Sgt

DOHERTY, NICHOLAS  (419461)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK440 of No 26 OTU, which crashed near Hindolveston in Norfolk during an early morning navigation exercise.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

11-Dec

Sgt

BROWN, ERIC WILFRED  (1579075)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK440 of No 26 OTU, which crashed near Hindolveston in Norfolk during an early morning navigation exercise.  He is buried in Rushden Cemetery

11-Dec

Flt Sgt

CAMPBELL, JAMES GILMOUR  (1340988)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, BR487 of No 3 ADU, which was lost on a ferry flight from Naples to Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

11-Dec

LAC

ROBINS, BILLY GEORGE  (1324621)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 8 SS at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

11-Dec

Sgt

YOUNG, WILLIAM  (1795688)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE 460 'A' of No 82 OTU, which crashed into trees during a forced landing at Snowshill in Gloucestershire following an engine failure.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

11-Dec

LAC

SOWTER, CHARLES ALBERT  (1236607)  RAFVR; age: 38

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 Delhi War Cemetery

11-Dec

AC1

MOORE, ALEXANDER  (1373967)  RAFVR; age: ?

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

11-Dec

Cpl

MOLE, KEARTLAND DESMOND  (969372)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was serving at Catania and died on active service in Tunisia.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery

11-Dec

Pvt

MOHAMED SALEH  (6933)  IL; age: ?

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

11-Dec

LAC

HUTCHINGS, ROY GARTON HARRIS  (1234637)  RAFVR; age: 22

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

11-Dec

ACW2

JUNG, PENELOPE KATHLEEN (PADDY)  (2149793)  WAAF; age: 21

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 Blackpool.  She is buried in Blackpool (Carleton) Cemetery

11-Dec

LAC

COLEGATE, CECIL ALFRED JAMES  (1426731)  RAFVR; age: 23

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 Oundle.  He is buried in Ryarsh (St Martin) Churchyard

12-Dec

Sqn Ldr

ROBERTSON, COLIN DFC (33412)  RAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD754 of No 25 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Filey.  He is buried in Camelon Cemetery

12-Dec

Fg Off

BARTHOLOMEW, ERNEST  (145496)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD754 of No 25 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Filey.  He is buried in Lower Brynamman (Siloam) Baptist Chapelyard

12-Dec

Sgt

SHEPPARD, HENRY ALAN  (1391502)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was serving with No 61 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in North Kesteven.  He is buried in Minster-in-Sheppey (SS Mary and Sexburga) New Churchyard

12-Dec

Fg Off

PHILLIPS, JOHN DOUGLASS  (138829)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ354 of No 105 Sqn, which crashed near Herwijnen in Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Herwijnen General Cemetery

12-Dec

Fg Off

REYNOLDS, BENJAMIN FRANK  (118712)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ354 of No 105 Sqn, which crashed near Herwijnen in Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Herwijnen General Cemetery

12-Dec

Fg Off

BENTLEY, MICHAEL  (136668)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JM158 or ? of No 143 Sqn, which was shot down over the Bay of Biscay by Ju 88s.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Dec

Flt Sgt

PHILLIPS, ALBERT CYRIL LAUIN  (1543711)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JM158 or ? of No 143 Sqn, which was shot down over the Bay of Biscay by Ju 88s.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Dec

Fg Off

SCOTT, ROBERT JOHN  (151184)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JM158 or ? of No 143 Sqn, which was shot down over the Bay of Biscay by Ju 88s.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Dec

Flt Lt

TUCKER, STANLEY ARTHUR  (87423)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JM158 or ? of No 143 Sqn, which was shot down over the Bay of Biscay by Ju 88s.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Dec

Fg Off

EWINS, KENNETH SIDNEY  (128868)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang IA, FD534 of No 168 Sqn, which collided with FD565 of the same unit near North Weald during a PR sortie.  He is buried in Poole Cemetery

12-Dec

Fg Off

SANCTUARY, JOHN MANSELL TABOR  (138369)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was serving with No 219 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

12-Dec

Sgt

WEBB, ROBERT ROY  (1451846)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was serving with No 219 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

12-Dec

LACW

TITLEY, MARJORIE SYLVIA  (2136002)  WAAF; age: 18

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 958 Sqn, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Neath.  She is buried in Bramley burial Ground

12-Dec

WO

HUTCHINS, HAROLD  (358985)  RAF; age: 38

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 2843 Sqn RAF Regiment, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Watford Cemetery

12-Dec

Plt Off

McCRAE, FREDERICK CHARLES  (403144)  RAAF; age: 28

He was serving with 27 OTU, and was taken seriously ill on 1 Dec 1944, being admitted to hospital at RAF Cosford, he died on this date.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

12-Dec

LAC

BEUKEMA, RICHARD  (1814953)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Cornell, 15027 of No 31 EFTS, which .  He is buried in Burbank (Valhalla) Memorial Park

12-Dec

Flt Sgt

PRIHODA, BOHNSTAV  (787087)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard II, 2742 of No 34 SFTS, which .  He is buried in Medicine Hat (Hillside) Cemetery

12-Dec

AC1

THOMAS, WILLIAM DANIEL  (1416529)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 38 SFTS and died on active service.  He is buried in Estevan Cemetery

12-Dec

LAC

JONES, THOMAS GLYNDWR  (1655638)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth, 1253 of No 8 EFTS, which .  He is buried in Thunder Bay (Mountain View) Cemetery

12-Dec

LAC

GRIEVESON, LAWRENCE VINCENT  (1607672)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was serving with No 9 AOS and was killed in a motor vehicle accident.  He is buried in St Jean-sur-Richelieu Roman Catholic Cemetery

12-Dec

AC1

BELL, JOHN JOSEPH  (1684129)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with the Anti Locust Flt at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Basra War Cemetery

12-Dec

AC2

BARLOW, WILLIAM HERBERT  (1689458)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving in the UK and died from injuries sustained as the result of being knocked off his bicycle by a car which did not stop in Evesham which had apparently been stolen.  He is buried in Wilmslow Cemetery.

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