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Casualties - 17 - 18 December 1943


17-Dec

Sgt

BROOME, ALFRED THOMAS  (545146)  RAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB715 PH-U of No 12 Sqn, which crashed at Hainton near Louth on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Bishop's Castle (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

McDOWELL, HAROLD RUSSELL  (421664)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB715 PH-U of No 12 Sqn, which crashed at Hainton near Louth on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

ROSS, HUGH ROBERT HECTOR  (408339)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB715 PH-U of No 12 Sqn, which crashed at Hainton near Louth on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

ALDISS, HARRY DEREK GORDON  (1334286)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB715 PH-U of No 12 Sqn, which crashed at Hainton near Louth on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in East Dereham Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

CLARK, FREDERICK GEORGE  (1850565)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB715 PH-U of No 12 Sqn, which crashed at Hainton near Louth on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Sunningdale (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

17-Dec

Sgt

WHITLEY, RONALD ALFRED  (1604580)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB715 PH-U of No 12 Sqn, which crashed at Hainton near Louth on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Throop United Reform Church

17-Dec

Flt Lt

WALKER, ARTHUR  (85276)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB715 PH-U of No 12 Sqn, which crashed at Hainton near Louth on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Whitehaven Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

BELLINGER, WILLIAM JAMES  (1585669)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB373 DX-N of No 57 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Dec

Sgt

BUTLER, DONALD FREDERICK  (1804215)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB373 DX-N of No 57 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Dec

Fg Off

CLARK, HARRY  (151632)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB373 DX-N of No 57 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Dec

Sgt

FAULKNER, DONALD FREDERICK  (578345)  RAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB373 DX-N of No 57 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Dec

Plt Off

HINDE, JOHN WALTER  (170430)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB373 DX-N of No 57 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Dec

Sgt

WATSON, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (1157517)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB373 DX-N of No 57 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Dec

Sgt

PURSLOW, ROBERT TETTRELL  (1271807)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 69 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

TANKARD, VINCENT GREGORY  (410269)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB344 OL-K of No 83 Sqn, which crashed and burnt out as it landed at Wyton on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

REID, CHARLES CLIFFORD  (1459932)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB344 OL-K of No 83 Sqn, which crashed and burnt out as it landed at Wyton on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hawarden Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

STEWART, ROBERT CHARLES  (1361082)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, JB219 OF-R of No 97 Sqn, which crashed near Gransden in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Braemar (St Andrew's) Graveyard

17-Dec

Fg Off

WIGLEY, GEORGE ALEXANDER  (132874)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, JB219 OF-R of No 97 Sqn, which crashed near Gransden in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Carshalton (All Saints) Churchyard

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

HUBBARD, EDWARD GEORGE  (1477239)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, JB219 OF-R of No 97 Sqn, which crashed near Gransden in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Croxton (St Paul) Churchyard Extension

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

KILLEN, JOHN  (1055997)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, JB219 OF-R of No 97 Sqn, which crashed near Gransden in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hollinfare Cemetery

17-Dec

Fg Off

KIRKWOOD, JAMES  (146119)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, JB219 OF-R of No 97 Sqn, which crashed near Gransden in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Kilwinning Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

MADELEY, LEONARD  (1696999)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, JB219 OF-R of No 97 Sqn, which crashed near Gransden in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

CLEEVE, RONALD GEORGE  (1315213)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, JB219 OF-R of No 97 Sqn, which crashed near Gransden in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Wyke Regis New burial Ground

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

FOXCROFT, KENNETH EDGAR  (427313)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB117 OF-C of No 97 Sqn, which crashed near Graveley airfield on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

HOPE, CLIFFORD LIONEL  (R/173734)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB117 OF-C of No 97 Sqn, which crashed near Graveley airfield on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

IRVINE, DOUGLAS RAYMOND  (R/165031)  RCAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB117 OF-C of No 97 Sqn, which crashed near Graveley airfield on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

SCOTT, IAN MACDONALD  (417123)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB117 OF-C of No 97 Sqn, which crashed near Graveley airfield on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

PEEK, SAMUEL JOSEPH  (658210)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB117 OF-C of No 97 Sqn, which crashed near Graveley airfield on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

PARROTT, SIDNEY GEORGE  (1333567)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB117 OF-C of No 97 Sqn, which crashed near Graveley airfield on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Liss (St Mary) Churchyard

17-Dec

Sgt

COLLISHAW, CHARLES WILLIAM  (1807326)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB117 OF-C of No 97 Sqn, which crashed near Graveley airfield on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Nottingham Southern Cemetery

17-Dec

Sqn Ldr

MacKENZIE, DONALD FORBES  (82671)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB119 OF-F of No 97 Sqn, which crashed as it landed at Bourn on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

Plt Off

PRATT, JOHN TOWLER  (53269)  RAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB119 OF-F of No 97 Sqn, which crashed as it landed at Bourn on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Clitheroe Cemetery

17-Dec

Flt Lt

COLSON, WILLIAM ALFRED  (141402)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB119 OF-F of No 97 Sqn, which crashed as it landed at Bourn on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Willesden New Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

GRUNDY, GEORGE  (1487533)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB176 OF-K of No 97 Sqn, which crashed as it landed at Bourn on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Bradford (Undercliffe) Cemetery

17-Dec

Fg Off

GRANT, LESLIE KENNETH ALEXANDER  (J/24632)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB176 OF-K of No 97 Sqn, which crashed as it landed at Bourn on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

LAWRENCE, ROBERT ANTHONY  (1853883)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB176 OF-K of No 97 Sqn, which crashed as it landed at Bourn on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

Fg Off

THACKWAY, EDWARD  (138109)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB176 OF-K of No 97 Sqn, which crashed as it landed at Bourn on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Killinghall (St Thomas) Churchyard

17-Dec

Sgt

POWELL, JACK  (1585571)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB176 OF-K of No 97 Sqn, which crashed as it landed at Bourn on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Wakefield Cemetery

17-Dec

Fg Off

BROWN, JOHN THOMAS  (156611)  RAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB243 OF-P of No 97 Sqn, which crashed as it attempted to land at Graveley on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Belfast (Dundonald) Cemetery

17-Dec

Plt Off

CROSSGROVE, RALPH  (411068)  RNZAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB243 OF-P of No 97 Sqn, which crashed as it attempted to land at Graveley on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

Sqn Ldr

DEVERILL, ERNEST ALFRED  (45546)  RAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB243 OF-P of No 97 Sqn, which crashed as it attempted to land at Graveley on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Docking (St Mary) Churchyard

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

RUSSELL, ALEXANDER  (653110)  RAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB243 OF-P of No 97 Sqn, which crashed as it attempted to land at Graveley on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Epsom Cemetery

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

FARR, FRANCIS ROY  (1318284)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB243 OF-P of No 97 Sqn, which crashed as it attempted to land at Graveley on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Windsor Cemetery, Berkshire

17-Dec

WO

PENFOLD, DONALD JAMIESON  (1194474)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB243 OF-P of No 97 Sqn, which crashed as it attempted to land at Graveley on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Worthing (Durrington) Cemetery

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

BATEMAN, JAMES RICHARD  (R/137694)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB674 HW-Q of No 100 Sqn, which collided with JB678 of the same unit near Grimsby on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

WO

HARRIS, WILLIAM HENRY  (560630)  RAF; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB674 HW-Q of No 100 Sqn, which collided with JB678 of the same unit near Grimsby on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

WATSON, DERICK SHAND  (1800433)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB674 HW-Q of No 100 Sqn, which collided with JB678 of the same unit near Grimsby on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

Fg Off

VAN WALWYK, REGINALD ALFRED  (148830)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB674 HW-Q of No 100 Sqn, which collided with JB678 of the same unit near Grimsby on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Chiswick Old Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

GAFFNEY, ROBERT MYLES JOSEPH  (1542807)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB674 HW-Q of No 100 Sqn, which collided with JB678 of the same unit near Grimsby on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

KEVIS, ALLEN JAMES  (1432344)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB674 HW-Q of No 100 Sqn, which collided with JB678 of the same unit near Grimsby on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Sevenoaks (Greatness Park) Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

CAIN, THOMAS EDWARD  (856537)  AuxAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB674 HW-Q of No 100 Sqn, which collided with JB678 of the same unit near Grimsby on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Warrington Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

BLACKWELL, HUBERT LESLIE  (1227154)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB678 HW-F of No 100 Sqn, which collided with JB674 of the same unit near Grimsby on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cheltenham Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

DENMAN, GILBERT CHARLES  (1319761)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB678 HW-F of No 100 Sqn, which collided with JB674 of the same unit near Grimsby on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

READ, RAYMOND GORDON  (1390976)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB678 HW-F of No 100 Sqn, which collided with JB674 of the same unit near Grimsby on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Little Stanmore (St Lawrence) Churchyard

17-Dec

Sgt

REDMAN, IVAN ARTHUR  (1248099)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB678 HW-F of No 100 Sqn, which collided with JB674 of the same unit near Grimsby on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Shaw (Christ Church) Churchyard, Melksham Without

17-Dec

Sgt

JOHNSON, ALFRED HENRY  (1872886)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB678 HW-F of No 100 Sqn, which collided with JB674 of the same unit near Grimsby on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Stalham (St Mary) Churchyard Extension

17-Dec

Sgt

CHRISTMAS, JAMES WILLIAM  (1335516)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB678 HW-F of No 100 Sqn, which collided with JB674 of the same unit near Grimsby on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

BETTS, RONALD  (2203093)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV299 SR-K2 of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

GIBSON, DONALD JAMES  (R/158800)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV299 SR-K2 of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

GREEN, WILFRED MALVERN  (1383040)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV299 SR-K2 of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Dec

Plt Off

HEAD, PETER EWAN  (53736)  RAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV299 SR-K2 of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Dec

Sgt

LINTERN, HENRY ROSE  (1569397)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV299 SR-K2 of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Dec

Sgt

STREET, HARRY  (1319512)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV299 SR-K2 of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Dec

Sgt

WELBY, WILFRED  (1645012)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV299 SR-K2 of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

WILSON, ROBERT ALEXANDER COOPER  (1480719)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV299 SR-K2 of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Dec

Plt Off

COOPER, NORMAN MAYLIN  (170735)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM389 SR-Y of No 101 Sqn, which crashed into high ground at Aestrington near Selby on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge Crematorium

17-Dec

WO

DAVIS, HERBERT PERCY  (626837)  RAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM389 SR-Y of No 101 Sqn, which crashed into high ground at Aestrington near Selby on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Charfield (St James) Churchyard

17-Dec

Sgt

HAYDEN, JOHN GREGORY  (1294654)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM389 SR-Y of No 101 Sqn, which crashed into high ground at Aestrington near Selby on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

RYE, ROBERT KENNETH  (1809922)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM389 SR-Y of No 101 Sqn, which crashed into high ground at Aestrington near Selby on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

CUSTANCE, ROBERT CORRIE  (1396887)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM389 SR-Y of No 101 Sqn, which crashed into high ground at Aestrington near Selby on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Highgate Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

SPELMAN, REGINALD WILLIAM MELVILLE  (1456979)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM389 SR-Y of No 101 Sqn, which crashed into high ground at Aestrington near Selby on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Manchester (Gorton) Cemetery

17-Dec

Fg Off

DAVIES, ANTHONY JOHN  (J/17908)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Vengence IA, EZ904 of No 110 Sqn, which was blown up by its own bombs which fell off as it was landing at Kumbhirgram.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery

17-Dec

Fg Off

ROBERTSON, JOHN DAVID ERNEST  (139134)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Vengence IA, EZ904 of No 110 Sqn, which was blown up by its own bombs which fell off as it was landing at Kumbhirgram.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

HANNAH, JAMES JOHNSTONE  (1553397)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, LW280 NF-K of No 138 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Harwich en-route for a SOE operation (Marc 1) over France.  He is buried in Cathcart Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

LYNCH, JOHN  (1561219)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, LW280 NF-K of No 138 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Harwich en-route for a SOE operation (Marc 1) over France.  He is buried in Hamilton West Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

MARSHALL, ROBERT  (1550307)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, LW280 NF-K of No 138 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Harwich en-route for a SOE operation (Marc 1) over France.  He is buried in Larkhall Cemetery, Dalserf

17-Dec

Sgt

HAWKES, TOM BAILEY  (1872798)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, LW280 NF-K of No 138 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Harwich en-route for a SOE operation (Marc 1) over France.  He is buried in Luton General Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

HODDINOTT, JOHN ROBERT  (1585048)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, Ll115 NF-A of No 138 Sqn, which collided with trees as it attempted to land at Woodbridge in poor weather on its return from a SOE operation (Detective 3).  He is buried in Horsington Cemetery

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

WATSON, JOHN GEORGE ADDISON  (1043277)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, Ll115 NF-A of No 138 Sqn, which collided with trees as it attempted to land at Woodbridge in poor weather on its return from a SOE operation (Detective 3).  He is buried in Houghton-le-Spring (Durham Road) Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

GILLIS, NORMAN MONTAGUE  (R/97720)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, Ll115 NF-A of No 138 Sqn, which collided with trees as it attempted to land at Woodbridge in poor weather on its return from a SOE operation (Detective 3).  He is buried in Rushden Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

OSBORNE, GEORGE  (1533381)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, Ll115 NF-A of No 138 Sqn, which collided with trees as it attempted to land at Woodbridge in poor weather on its return from a SOE operation (Detective 3).  He is buried in Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

KING, HERBERT DONALD  (1586586)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, Ll115 NF-A of No 138 Sqn, which collided with trees as it attempted to land at Woodbridge in poor weather on its return from a SOE operation (Detective 3).  He is buried in West Harptree (St Mary) Churchyard

17-Dec

Sgt

CROUCH, ERNEST WALTER  (1874592)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB282 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed near Sutton in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

REEVE, CHARLES HENRY  (1396187)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB282 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed near Sutton in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

BEEVER, JOE  (1215939)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB282 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed near Sutton in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Holmfirth (Holy Trinity) burial Ground

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

WATKINS, WILLIAM HUMPHREY  (548859)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB282 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed near Sutton in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Llanharan and Peterston-super-Montem Joint Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

WATSON, JOHN ALAN  (1578677)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB282 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed near Sutton in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Long Eaton Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

HADLOW, HUBERT ALFRED  (1606982)  RAFVR; age: 18

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB282 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed near Sutton in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Poole Cemetery

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

FRY, PETER AUSTIN  (613175)  RAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK206 MA-V of No 161 Sqn, which collided with trees as it attempted to land at Woodbridge in poor weather on its return from a SOE operation (Wheelwright 50).  He is buried in Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery

17-Dec

Flt Lt

GRAY, STANLEY NICHOLSON  (125739)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK206 MA-V of No 161 Sqn, which collided with trees as it attempted to land at Woodbridge in poor weather on its return from a SOE operation (Wheelwright 50).  He is buried in Carnmoney Cemetery

17-Dec

Fg Off

THOMAS, LESLIE HOWARD  (132176)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK206 MA-V of No 161 Sqn, which collided with trees as it attempted to land at Woodbridge in poor weather on its return from a SOE operation (Wheelwright 50).  He is buried in Harrow Cemetery

17-Dec

Fg Off

McMASTER, WILSON FREDERICK  (115658)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LK899 MA-T of No 161 Sqn, which crashed into the River Debden after hitting a radar mast at Bawdsey on its return from an SOE operation (Wheelwright 37).  He is buried in Colchester Cemetery

17-Dec

Flt Lt

McBRIDE, JAMES MCALLISTER  (113888)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander IIIA, V9367 MA-B of No 161 Sqn, which crashed into a field near Tangmere and burst into flames on its return from a mission to collect two agents from France.  He is buried in Chichester Cemetery

17-Dec

Flt Lt

HANKEY, STEPHEN ALERS  (40822)  RAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander IIIA, V9674 MA-K of No 161 Sqn, which flew into high ground whilst attempting to land at Ford on its return from a mission to collect two agents from France.  He is buried in Crowhurst (St George) Churchyard, Sussex

17-Dec

Sgt

INGLIS, DAVID WILSON  (1569642)  RAFVR; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB639 of No 166 Sqn, which crashed at Barton-on-Humber on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Brigg Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

PERRY, LESLIE DENNIS  (1324106)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB639 of No 166 Sqn, which crashed at Barton-on-Humber on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

THOMPSON, CHARLES GEORGE  (1637596)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB639 of No 166 Sqn, which crashed at Barton-on-Humber on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

GRIFFIN, NORMAN NOWELL  (1396113)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB639 of No 166 Sqn, which crashed at Barton-on-Humber on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hove New Cemetery

17-Dec

Plt Off

BROWN, ARTHUR EDWARD  (170737)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB639 of No 166 Sqn, which crashed at Barton-on-Humber on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Ipswich Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

SMITH, EDWARD VICTOR  (1811495)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB639 of No 166 Sqn, which crashed at Barton-on-Humber on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Romford Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

WILLIAMS, HENRY ALBERT  (1801135)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB639 of No 166 Sqn, which crashed at Barton-on-Humber on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He was buried in/or cremated at Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

BENDALL, JOHN BAYLISS  (1152466)  RAFVR; age: 27

He possibly died from injuries sustained two days previously whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ124 of No 211 Sqn, which crashed near Ranchi after hitting a tree whilst low flying.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

CAMPBELL, HUGH  (1007245)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE888 HA-K of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off la Pallice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Dec

Sgt

HUGHES, ALBERT FREDERICK  (1581631)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE888 HA-K of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off la Pallice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Dec

Sgt

ORME, ALEXANDER COLIN  (542399)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE888 HA-K of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off la Pallice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Dec

Sgt

SMITH, MAURICE JAMES  (658928)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE888 HA-K of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off la Pallice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Dec

Plt Off

TAYLOR, JOHN ALEXANDER  (J/18624)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE888 HA-K of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off la Pallice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Dec

Sgt

TOMS, CHARLES CECIL  (1314002)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE888 HA-K of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off la Pallice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

WILLIAMS, DENNIS  (657696)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE888 HA-K of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off la Pallice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Dec

Flt Lt

FISHER, GEORGE  (69460)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, ND176 of No 219 Sqn, which flew into high ground at Cap Negro whilst flying in bad weather during a ferry flight.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba

17-Dec

Sgt

HALLIWELL, ERIC  (1498721)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB369 LQ-D of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Ely on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Blackpool (Carleton) Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

CORNWELL, HERBERT LEONARD  (1723530)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB369 LQ-D of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Ely on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Bottisham Cemetery

17-Dec

Fg Off

McLENNAN, BURUS ALEXANDER  (J/20576)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB369 LQ-D of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Ely on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

ROOBROECK, MAURICE FRANCIS VICTOR  (R/189695)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB369 LQ-D of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Ely on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

WO II

SCHNEIDER, GORDON RAYMOND  (R/121528)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB369 LQ-D of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Ely on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

Fg Off

SHEPPARD, WALTER FITZGERALD  (J/14170)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB369 LQ-D of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Ely on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

BESSENT, HENRY ROBERTS  (R/198740)  RCAF; age: 18

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB481 LQ-R of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Marham airfield on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

WO II

DOBSON, WARREN LEE  (R/99045)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB481 LQ-R of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Marham airfield on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

MIENERT, VICTOR  (425183)  RAAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB481 LQ-R of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Marham airfield on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

SAUNDERS, HAROLD MAX  (R/130592)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB481 LQ-R of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Marham airfield on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

CORRIGAN, WILLIAM  (947720)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB481 LQ-R of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Marham airfield on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery

17-Dec

LAC

ATKINS, JACK  (1198556)  RAFVR; age: 37

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 982 Sqn, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery

17-Dec

Sgt

DILLON, PHILIP  (2209717)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM307 GP-T of No 1661 HCU, which died from injuries sustained the previous day - crashed near Newark on Trent shortly after taking off from Winthorpe for night circuit training.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

17-Dec

Flt Lt

THORNTON, FRANCIS JOSEPH GERARD  (89279)  RAFVR; age: 45

He was serving with No 214 Grp at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

17-Dec

Cpl

DAVEY, JOHN EDWIN  (915792)  RAFVR; age: 27

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

17-Dec

Fg Off

BURGE, MARK JOHN FORD  (150186)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LB459 of No 3 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground near Sandy Hill Farm in Gloucestershire in bad weather.  He is buried in Brent Knoll (St Michael) Churchyard

17-Dec

Sgt

JONES, GODFREY NIMROD  (1316462)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LB459 of No 3 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground near Sandy Hill Farm in Gloucestershire in bad weather.  He is buried in Merthyr Tydfil (Cefn) Cemetery

17-Dec

LAC

LOVETT, ANTHONY SIMPSON  (1806953)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was serving with No 3 BFTS at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Mesa City Cemetery

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

BURGESS, REGINALD ROYLE  (1380583)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was serving with No 320 MU and killed whilst flying in Vengence II, AN613 which dived into ground near Badnawar on a delivery flight to No 1 AGS.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

17-Dec

WO I

PIERSON, JOSEPH ANTHONY JAMES JEWELL  (R/101930)  RCAF; age: 23

He was serving with No 320 MU and killed whilst flying in Vengence II, AN613 which dived into ground near Badnawar on a delivery flight to No 1 AGS.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

17-Dec

AC1

SIMPSON, WILLIAM JOHN  (1370694)  RAFVR; age: 25

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

17-Dec

AC1

HORTON, GORDON WORRALL  (1542200)  RAFVR; age: 21

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

17-Dec

LACW

CHANDLER, EVELYN JOYCE  (2007531)  WAAF; age: 20

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

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

COOPER, JOSHUA  (511270)  RAF; age: 33

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

17-Dec

Cpl

JONES, ALFRED THOMAS  (930871)  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 Maidstone.  He is buried in Gravesend Cemetery

17-Dec

Flt Lt

SMITH, FREDERICK CHARLES  (62395)  RAFVR; age: 39

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

17-Dec

Flt Lt

STEPHENSON, HENRY JAMES  (134463)  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 Tonbridge.  He is buried in Mark Beech (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Hever

17-Dec

Flt Sgt

MORRIS, PETER YORKE  (1322304)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was probablykilled whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD315 of No 287 Sqn, which flew into the ground in fog near Green Hales in Buckinghamshire during an anti-aircraft co-operation sortie.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

18-Dec

AC1

OLDCORN, LESLIE  (1535364)  RAFVR; age: 22

He had been serving with No 84 Sqn and 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

18-Dec

Fg Off

O'CALLAGHAN, EDMOND ST JOHN BRENDAN  (52653)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP967 of No 197 Sqn, which crashed at Bow Hill, near Chichester during a training flight.  He is buried in Kilcumper Cemetery

18-Dec

AC1

NEIL, STEWART SEMPLE  (1344726)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 206 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Lajes War Cemetery

18-Dec

Flt Sgt

BARBER, CHARLES ALBERT MARK  (409883)  RAAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DW106 of No 270 Sqn, which disappeared off Cape St Vincent on a ferry flight from Pembroke Dock to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Dec

Flt Sgt

BOTTING, ERIC PIGGOTT  (921409)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DW106 of No 270 Sqn, which disappeared off Cape St Vincent on a ferry flight from Pembroke Dock to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Dec

WO

BROWN, FREDERIC RAYMOND DFM (935941)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DW106 of No 270 Sqn, which disappeared off Cape St Vincent on a ferry flight from Pembroke Dock to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Dec

Plt Off

CHAPMAN, NEIL PROCTER  (411629)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DW106 of No 270 Sqn, which disappeared off Cape St Vincent on a ferry flight from Pembroke Dock to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Dec

Fg Off

CRUMP, REGINALD ROBERT TERANCE  (143797)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DW106 of No 270 Sqn, which disappeared off Cape St Vincent on a ferry flight from Pembroke Dock to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Dec

Fg Off

HANNA, NORMAN EDMOND  (J/14348)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DW106 of No 270 Sqn, which disappeared off Cape St Vincent on a ferry flight from Pembroke Dock to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Dec

Fg Off

JAY, EDWARD JAMES  (147513)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DW106 of No 270 Sqn, which disappeared off Cape St Vincent on a ferry flight from Pembroke Dock to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Dec

Flt Sgt

McPHEE, FRANCIS  (1009818)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DW106 of No 270 Sqn, which disappeared off Cape St Vincent on a ferry flight from Pembroke Dock to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Dec

Flt Lt

WOOD, JOHN ERIC  (132329)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DW106 of No 270 Sqn, which disappeared off Cape St Vincent on a ferry flight from Pembroke Dock to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Dec

Sgt

CRYER, WILLIAM HENRY  (1313475)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DW116 of No 270 Sqn, which disappeared off Cape St Vincent on a ferry flight from Pembroke Dock to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

Fg Off

ELDERFIELD, RAYMOND JOHN  (124315)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DW116 of No 270 Sqn, which disappeared off Cape St Vincent on a ferry flight from Pembroke Dock to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

Sgt

HOOKER, EDMUND ALBERT  (911243)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DW116 of No 270 Sqn, which disappeared off Cape St Vincent on a ferry flight from Pembroke Dock to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

Sgt

HOUSTON, WILLIAM PETER  (1086452)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DW116 of No 270 Sqn, which disappeared off Cape St Vincent on a ferry flight from Pembroke Dock to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

Sgt

HUGHES, SAMUEL  (1500685)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DW116 of No 270 Sqn, which disappeared off Cape St Vincent on a ferry flight from Pembroke Dock to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

Flt Sgt

HUNT, MAURICE ROBERT  (576940)  RAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DW116 of No 270 Sqn, which disappeared off Cape St Vincent on a ferry flight from Pembroke Dock to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

Fg Off

KIDD, STANLEY  (151602)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DW116 of No 270 Sqn, which disappeared off Cape St Vincent on a ferry flight from Pembroke Dock to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

Flt Sgt

ROBINSON, LESLIE  (622736)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DW116 of No 270 Sqn, which disappeared off Cape St Vincent on a ferry flight from Pembroke Dock to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

Fg Off

SPARKES, VERNON MAURICE  (129285)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DW116 of No 270 Sqn, which disappeared off Cape St Vincent on a ferry flight from Pembroke Dock to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

Sgt

THOMPSON, HENRY LEONARD  (1285255)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DW116 of No 270 Sqn, which disappeared off Cape St Vincent on a ferry flight from Pembroke Dock to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Dec

Fg Off

MOSSELMANS, HENDRIK LODEWIJK  (150202)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, R7144 of No 2 TEU, which collided with P9371 near Cuthmuir in Kinross.  He is buried in Grangemouth (Grandsable) Cemetery

18-Dec

Flt Sgt

BENNETT, CHARLES WHITFIELD  (638469)  RAF; age: 23

He had been serving with No 226 Grp when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Wakayama in Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery

18-Dec

Plt Off

MacQUEEN, FRED CALDER  (J/19144)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed when he was struck by the propeller of Wellington III, X3764 of No 23 OTU.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery.

18-Dec

Lt

BOYD, G S  (206077V)  SAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XI, HZ526 of No 26 SAAF, which was lost on this date.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

18-Dec

Capt

BROWN, H S  (103259V)  SAAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XI, HZ526 of No 26 SAAF, which was lost on this date.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

18-Dec

Lt

GIRAUDEAU, A H  (328979V)  SAAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XI, HZ526 of No 26 SAAF, which was lost on this date.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

18-Dec

WO I

SMITH, D J J  (577290V)  SAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XI, HZ526 of No 26 SAAF, which was lost on this date.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

18-Dec

WO I

VAN DER VYVER, G P  (326565V)  SAAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XI, HZ526 of No 26 SAAF, which was lost on this date.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

18-Dec

Plt Off

EVANS, SAMUEL  (54256)  RAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XI, HZ526 of No 26 SAAF, which was lost on this date.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-Dec

Flt Sgt

ROSS, NEIL COLIN  (410852)  RAAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK132 of No 311 FTU, which dived into the ground from cloud near Atcham airfield during a cross country navigation flight and fuel consumption test.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

18-Dec

Flt Sgt

SEMMENS, ERNEST JACK WILLIAM  (419344)  RAAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK132 of No 311 FTU, which dived into the ground from cloud near Atcham airfield during a cross country navigation flight and fuel consumption test.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

18-Dec

Sgt

PHILLIPS, EDWIN ROYLANCE  (1801951)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK132 of No 311 FTU, which dived into the ground from cloud near Atcham airfield during a cross country navigation flight and fuel consumption test.  He is buried in Cranham (All Saints) Churchyard

18-Dec

Sgt

HALLIDAY, KENNETH RONALD  (1335256)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK132 of No 311 FTU, which dived into the ground from cloud near Atcham airfield during a cross country navigation flight and fuel consumption test.  He is buried in Norton (St Nicholas) Churchyard

18-Dec

Sgt

WRIGHT, DAVID HARTNOLL  (1622986)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK132 of No 311 FTU, which dived into the ground from cloud near Atcham airfield during a cross country navigation flight and fuel consumption test.  He is buried in Stockton-on-the-Forest (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

18-Dec

Fg Off

RAMSAY, MELVIN HENRY  (J/9904)  RCAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FW165 of No 45 Grp, which dived into a marsh near Reykjavik during a ferry flight.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery

18-Dec

Fg Off

DE CHARMOY, PAUL JOSEPH  (80249)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk III, FL905 of No 5 SAAF, which was shot down by flak near Tollo.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

18-Dec

Flt Sgt

SCOTT, KENNETH CHARLES  (412848)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IV, LE135 of the AFDU, which dived into the ground from cloud near Dalham in Suffolk.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

18-Dec

AC1

GRAY, WILLIAM  (1365956)  RAFVR; age: ?

He had been serving with AHQ FE when captured but died in Japanese captivity, whilst being held in a camp at Wakayama in Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery

18-Dec

Flt Lt

GRAY, HECTOR BERTRAM GC, AFM (44061)  RAF; age: 32

He had been serving with the British Army Aid Group, RAF Kai Tak when captured but was executed by the Japanese after planning an escape in Hong Kong.  was awarded the George Cross after the war.  He is buried in Stanley Military Cemetery

18-Dec

Sgt

OULDS, ALFRED EDWARD  (23545)  RAF; age: 56

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 Brentford.  He is buried in South Ealing Cemetery

18-Dec

LAC

COLLINS, JOHN  (1716573)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Bridgend.  He is buried in Harrow (Pinner) New Cemetery

18-Dec

WO

BEALE, JAMES WILLIAM  (562976)  RAF; age: 31

He was serving with No 419 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Northampton.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery.

18-Dec

Cpl

TIERNEY, THOMAS  (618756)  RAF; age: 28

He had been serving at RAF Sutton on Hull as a MT driver but he died of bone cancer in Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride.  He is buried in Sutton (or Sutton-in-Holderness) (St James) Churchyard.

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