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Casualties - 25 - 29 December 1943


25-Dec

AC1

RAPER, GEORGE  (1041297)  RAFVR; age: 40

He was serving with No 148 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery

25-Dec

Fg Off

KEENE, FREDERICK BRUCE  (115565)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 160 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

25-Dec

Fg Off

OWENS, DALTON HARVEY  (J/16609)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, HW432 of No 176 Sqn, which rolled over and dived into a river near Chittagong.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

25-Dec

Wg Cdr

HADOW, PATRICK EDWARD  (36026)  RAF; age: 31

He was serving with No 220 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Dec

LAC

SUMMERS, CHARLES WILLIAM  (1403275)  RAFVR; age: 39

He was serving with No 220 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Dec

Flt Sgt

GORDON, ALEXANDER  (525500)  RAF; age: 27

He was serving with No 269 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Tomintoul (St Michael) Roman Catholic Churchyard

25-Dec

WO

CHARTERS, CECIL DERYCK  (41876)  RNZAF; age: 29

He was captured on 21 Apr 1941 whilst flying in Buffalo I, AN189 of No 488 Sqn, and died in Japanese captivity in Thailand, having being shot down and captured on 19 Jan 1942.  He is buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery

25-Dec

Fg Off

BATTERSBY, JAMES  (129208)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FD903 of No 512 Sqn, which was lost off Spain during a flight from Lyneham to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Dec

Fg Off

HAMMILL, RICHARD LLOYD ACTON  (141134)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FD903 of No 512 Sqn, which was lost off Spain during a flight from Lyneham to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Dec

WO II

STEEL, CYRIL FREDERICK DEAN  (R/60519)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FD903 of No 512 Sqn, which was lost off Spain during a flight from Lyneham to Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Dec

Plt Off

COCKIN, JOHN ALEXANDER  (161758)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF177 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from a night anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Dec

Plt Off

COOPER, NEVILLE GEORGE WILLIAM  (158783)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF177 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from a night anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Dec

Sgt

KING, CHARLES THOMAS  (926117)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF177 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from a night anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Dec

Sgt

LAMBERTH, SYDNEY WILLIAM  (1271564)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF177 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from a night anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Dec

Sgt

MACHAN, BERHNARD  (1071982)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF177 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from a night anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Dec

Fg Off

SMITH, DONALD IAN  (J/20075)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF177 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from a night anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Dec

Flt Sgt

GILBERT, ALFRED GORDON  (515171)  RAF; age: 31

He had been serving with No 12 Radio School and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp on Java.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

25-Dec

Cpl

DIXON, JAMES  (620352)  RAF; age: ?

He was serving with No 2 BPD at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Massicault War Cemetery

25-Dec

LAC

FERGUSON, WILLIAM  (1123596)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was serving with No 201 Grp at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

25-Dec

AC1

FAIRCLOUGH, CYRIL  (1279233)  RAFVR; age: 23

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

25-Dec

AC2

ABDUL HAMID BIN JUNAIDI  (786368)  RAF; age: 21

He had been serving with the STC when captured but probably died in Japanese captivity.  He is commemorated on the Singapore (Unmaintainable Graves) Memorial

25-Dec

Cpl

WILLIAMS, RONALD  (970723)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death but he may have died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death is registered in Ely.  He is buried in Chester (Overleigh) Cemetery

25-Dec

AC2

EVANS, WILLIAM THOMAS  (1501055)  RAFVR; 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 Swansea.  He is buried in Mountain Ash (Maesyrarian) Cemetery

26-Dec

Fg Off

MOGG, DOUGLAS EDWIN GEORGE  (123605)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JR239 of No 263 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Shaftesbury in Dorset whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Poole (Parkstone) Cemetery

26-Dec

WO II

WRIGHT, DONALD LORIMER  (R/133306)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, MA349 of No 615 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese fighters near Kumera.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

26-Dec

LAC

HUDSON, ALAN ROY VICTOR  (1812681)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DG972 of No 7 AOS, which ditched in the sea off Portpatrick during a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Dec

Flt Sgt

SCHNEER, RONALD SEYMAN  (1684911)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DG972 of No 7 AOS, which ditched in the sea off Portpatrick during a training flight.  He is buried in Edmonton Federation Jewish Cemetery

26-Dec

WO I

BUSHFIELD, FRANK CAMPBELL  (R/100846)  RCAF; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DG972 of No 7 AOS, which ditched in the sea off Portpatrick during a training flight.  He is buried in Stranraer (Glebe) Cemetery

26-Dec

LAC

SCARLETT, GEORGE CHARLES  (1805955)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DG972 of No 7 AOS, which ditched in the sea off Portpatrick during a training flight.  He is buried in Surbiton Cemetery

26-Dec

Plt Off

BUTCHER, JOHN WILLIAM  (J/35241)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, EF953 of No 9 (P) AFU, which flew into a mountain near Barmouth during a training flight.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

26-Dec

Plt Off

McINTOSH, JOHN ALEXANDER  (J/28869)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, EF953 of No 9 (P) AFU, which flew into a mountain near Barmouth during a training flight.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

26-Dec

Plt Off

BULLOCK, FREDERICK ROGER  (159875)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, EF953 of No 9 (P) AFU, which flew into a mountain near Barmouth during a training flight.  He is buried in Easton-in-Gordano (St George) Churchyard.

26-Dec

Sgt

NOY, HENRY JOHN  (1376327)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, EF953 of No 9 (P) AFU, which flew into a mountain near Barmouth during a training flight.  He is buried in/or was cremated at  East Finchley Cemetery and St Marylebone Crematorium.

26-Dec

Pvt

RASHID ABO  (7396)  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 Habbaniya Memorial

26-Dec

AC1

GOODRIDGE, WILLIAM GEORGE  (1450148)  RAFVR; age: 63

He was serving in the UK and died in the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Winchester (Magdalen Hill) Cemetery.

27-Dec

AC2

HARDACRE, THOMAS  (623073)  RAF; age: ?

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

27-Dec

Flt Lt

EDGAR, JOHN ROBERT  (J/8141)  RCAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ151 of No 211 Sqn, which crashed near Ranchi following an engine failure.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

27-Dec

Fg Off

PEGG, JAMES EDWARD  (51958)  RAF; age: 22

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, JG787 of No 238 Sqn, which spun into the ground near El Gamil.  He is buried in Port Said War Memorial Cemetery

27-Dec

Fg Off

RAJEWSKI, Eugeniusz Leon (P.1572)  PAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AP240 of No 309 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Risby in Suffolk during a turn.  He is buried in Newmarket Cemetery

27-Dec

Fg Off

BENNETT, DENIS VERNON FOSS  (136423)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 502 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Dec

WO

CORDERY, VICTOR CLEMENT MM (532737)  RAF; age: 27

He was serving with No 502 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Dec

Sgt

DIWELL, JOSEPH WALTER  (1387926)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 502 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Dec

Fg Off

EASEY, ARTHUR JAMES  (144694)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 502 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Dec

Flt Lt

MAXFIELD, WILLIAM WALLACE  (108947)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 502 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Dec

Fg Off

MOODIE, BENJAMIN ST CLAIR HUGH  (155115)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was serving with No 502 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Dec

Sgt

STEEL, ALBERT HENRY  (1039957)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 502 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Dec

Flt Sgt

WOOLF, STANLEY EDGAR  (572633)  RAF; age: 22

He was serving with No 502 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Dec

Sgt

CIURKOT, Eugeniusz Henryk (P.780993)  PAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, JN493  of No 10 AGS, which crashed in an attempted forced landing near Biggar Bank in Lancashire following an engine failure.  He is buried in Barrow-in-Furness Cemetery

27-Dec

LAC

COLLINS, WILLIAM VICTOR  (1368338)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, JN493  of No 10 AGS, which crashed in an attempted forced landing near Biggar Bank in Lancashire following an engine failure.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Comely Bank) Cemetery

27-Dec

AC2

HOLE, REGINALD ARTHUR DAVIS  (1234992)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 10 W/T at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery

27-Dec

AC2

BOX, JOHN ARTHUR GEORGE  (1803445)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 23 EFTS at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery

27-Dec

AC2

DAVIES, CHARLES FREDERICK  (1603287)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was serving with No 23 EFTS at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery

27-Dec

AC1

GRANT, DONALD HUGH  (1551843)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 301 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

27-Dec

Flt Sgt

KNIGHT, LAWRENCE GORDON PENROSE  (413260)  RNZAF; age: 21

He was serving with No 302 FTU and shot himself in the head, accidentally, whilst on leave.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

27-Dec

Fg Off

CLEWORTH, STANLEY FRANKLIN  (J/27208)  RCAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V7010 of No 55 OTU, which collided with AG175 of the same unit during a practice dog fight.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low

27-Dec

Flt Sgt

LOUDEN, OWEN ERNEST DUDLEY  (427044)  RNZAF; age: 18

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane X, AG175 of No 55 OTU, which collided with V7010 of the same unit during a practice dog fight.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low

27-Dec

Fg Off

O'BREE, ARTHUR  (77416)  RAFVR; age: 57

He was serving at Durban and died in South Africa, cause unknown.  He is buried in Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery

27-Dec

LAC

BALDWIN, ERIC PHILLIP  (512470)  RAF; age: ?

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

28-Dec

LAC

HOUGHTON, CHARLES FRANCIS JOHN  (1284432)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was serving with No 6 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery

28-Dec

Plt Off

BILLINGS, ROBERT ARNOLD  (J/86945)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK133 of No 14 Sqn, which was lost between Genoa and Marseilles.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

28-Dec

Fg Off

GILKEY, RICHARD WALLACE  (J/11134)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK133 of No 14 Sqn, which was lost between Genoa and Marseilles.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

28-Dec

WO II

THOMSON, DONALD ANDREW  (R/99722)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK133 of No 14 Sqn, which was lost between Genoa and Marseilles.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

28-Dec

WO I

TOUPIN, CHARLES ZOTIQUE  (R/131595)  RCAF; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK133 of No 14 Sqn, which was lost between Genoa and Marseilles.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

28-Dec

Sgt

BRYCE-JEFFERY, HENRY EDMUND  (778889)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was probably killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK133 of No 14 Sqn, which was lost between Genoa and Marseilles.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

28-Dec

Flt Sgt

TUTTLE, ALAN BRIAN  (553860)  RAF; age: 20

He was probably killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK133 of No 14 Sqn, which was lost between Genoa and Marseilles.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

28-Dec

Plt Off

SIMMS, DAVID ERNEST  (404101)  RNZAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, ND205 of No 108 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking-off from Sicily on their return to Malta following an engine failure.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

28-Dec

Fg Off

HENDERSON, WILLIAM CHARLES DFC (133044)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, ND205 of No 108 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking-off from Sicily on their return to Malta following an engine failure.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

28-Dec

AC2

HILL, CHRISTOPHER JAMES CHARLES  (1650825)  RAFVR; age: 40

He was serving with No 125 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Bristol (Greenbank) Cemetery

28-Dec

Fg Off

DAVIDSON, DUNCAN WILLIAMS  (413549)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ749 of No 157 Sqn, which crashed near Predannock on its return from an operational sortie.  He is buried in Helston Cemetery

28-Dec

Fg Off

LEWIS, CLIFFORD KENNETH  (140871)  RAFVR; age: 37

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ749 of No 157 Sqn, which crashed near Predannock on its return from an operational sortie.  He is buried in New Kilpatrick (or Hillfoot) Cemetery

28-Dec

Fg Off

METCALF, AYLWIN GILBERT DFM (402206)  RNZAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ186 of No 235 Sqn, which is presumed to have ditched in St George's Channel during a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Dec

Fg Off

PLEASANCE, GEORGE ERNEST  (152231)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ186 of No 235 Sqn, which is presumed to have ditched in St George's Channel during a patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Dec

Flt Lt

WELLS, WILLIAM ROBERT  (88426)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ357 of No 256 Sqn, which failed to return an air test off Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

28-Dec

Flt Sgt

DANCOT, GASTON LOUIS MARIE GHISLAIN  (1299847)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM468 'P' of No 350 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 whilst attacking a V-1 site during a Rhubarb.  He is buried in The Maidenhead Register

28-Dec

Flt Lt

KELLY, DONALD PATRICK  (J/4340)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in died on active service of No 401 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

28-Dec

Flt Lt

ALLAN, WILLIAM COSMO  (J/6935)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB477 LQ-O of No 405 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained on 16 Dec 1943 - crashed near Graveley airfield on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

28-Dec

Fg Off

BAILEY, PHILIP DAWKINS  (146421)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Spitfire VB, BL887 or P8785 of No 504 Sqn, which collided with each other near Hatton in Aberdeenshire.  He is buried in Dorking Cemetery

28-Dec

Plt Off

FAULKNER, JOHN RUSSELL  (169737)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Spitfire VB, BL887 or P8785 of No 504 Sqn, which collided with each other near Hatton in Aberdeenshire.  He is buried in Lichfield (Christ Church) Churchyard

28-Dec

Sgt

PATERSON, ALEXANDER  (634541)  RAF; age: 34

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 2755 Sqn RAF Regiment, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Buckie New Cemetery

28-Dec

Fg Off

TOONE, REGINALD SEYMOUR  (125437)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was serving with No 111 OTU and died in the RAF Hospital, Nassau, following an operation.  He is buried in Nassau War Cemetery.

28-Dec

Flt Sgt

McMILLAN, JOHN REID  (986831)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, HP371 of No 131 OTU, which crashed near Scotstown, County Monaghan.  He is buried in Irvinestown Church of Ireland Churchyard

28-Dec

Flt Sgt

EARNEY, DENIS WALTER  (1376685)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIB, FE891 of No 152 OTU, which dived into the ground near Peshawar during an instrument flying practice.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

28-Dec

Sgt

TILBURY, KENNETH JAMES  (1323644)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIB, FE891 of No 152 OTU, which dived into the ground near Peshawar during an instrument flying practice.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

28-Dec

Sgt

SUMMERS, ROBERT  (1275819)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3805 'H' of No 20 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from Lossiemouth following a double engine failure.  He is buried in Lossiemouth burial Ground

28-Dec

Plt Off

BOYD, HAROLD WILLIAM  (426823)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3805 'H' of No 20 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from Lossiemouth following a double engine failure.  He is buried in Lossiemouth burial Ground

28-Dec

Flt Sgt

THOMAS, JOHN EDWIN  (417903)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3805 'H' of No 20 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from Lossiemouth following a double engine failure.  He is buried in Lossiemouth burial Ground

28-Dec

Sgt

BRIDGE, WILLIAM MORTIMER  (1384583)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3805 'H' of No 20 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from Lossiemouth following a double engine failure.  He is buried in Salford (Agecroft) Cemetery

28-Dec

Sgt

DUNKERLEY, KENNETH  (1750728)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3805 'H' of No 20 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from Lossiemouth following a double engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Dec

Sgt

O'DONNELL, JOHN PATRICK  (416697)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3805 'H' of No 20 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from Lossiemouth following a double engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Dec

Plt Off

CONWAY, EDMUND JOSEPH  (J/36435)  RCAF; age: 21

He was serving with No 3 PDC and died from a fractured skull outside a café in Bournemouth, possibly as a result of being attacked.  He is buried in Bournemouth North Cemetery

28-Dec

LAC

JANSEN, ADAM  (1814956)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Cornell, 15025 of No 31 EFTS, which .  He is buried in Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery

28-Dec

Sgt

LORD, CLIVE HENRY  (1580868)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Cornell, 15025 of No 31 EFTS, which .  He is buried in Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery

28-Dec

Sgt

DAVEY, ALLAN WALTER  (1339825)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Cornell II, 10596 of No 34 EFTS, which crashed at Assiniboia.  He is buried in Assiniboia (Mount Hope) Cemetery

28-Dec

LAC

RUSSELL, NORMAN ERNEST  (1584272)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Cornell II, 10596 of No 34 EFTS, which crashed at Assiniboia.  He is buried in Assiniboia (Mount Hope) Cemetery

28-Dec

Plt Off

TWOMEY, ALFRED SMITH  (54038)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ751 of No 60 OTU, which flew into the ground near West Kirby during a night training flight.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery.

28-Dec

Flt Lt

FRANKLIN, JAMES PHILIP  (88243)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ751 of No 60 OTU, which flew into the ground near West Kirby during a night training flight.  He was cremated at  Leeds (Lawns Wood) Crematorium.

28-Dec

Flt Lt

SCHOLES, JOHN FRANCIS  (65590)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HJ826 of No 60 OTU, which crashed on the approach to Chedworth.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery.

28-Dec

Flt Lt

MARCUS, JOHN JOSEPH  (J/9287)  RCAF; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HX861 of No 60 OTU, which dived into the ground near Colin St Dennis in Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

28-Dec

Fg Off

WOODMANSEY, FRANK  (134368)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in Vengence IA, EZ894 of No 8 IAF, which crashed into the sea off Sondeep Island.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

28-Dec

Sgt

ROGERS, WALTER HERBERT  (1335983)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was probably killed whilst flying in Vengence IA, EZ894 of No 8 IAF, which crashed into the sea off Sondeep Island.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

28-Dec

Cpl

PETERSON, STANLEY DAVID LEWIS  (958057)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was serving at HQ ME and was found dead with severe head injuries, a nature servant was arrested for his murder.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

28-Dec

LAC

JACKSON, RONALD CHARLES  (992747)  RAFVR; age: 28

He had been serving at RAF Kai Tak when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in Hong Kong.  He is buried in Stanley Military Cemetery

28-Dec

Flt Sgt

FOX, JAMES  (1026432)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HJ826 of No 60 OTU, which crashed on the approach to Chedworth.  He is buried in Lancaster Cemetery, Lancashire.

28-Dec

AC1

SKIPPER, HAROLD WALTER  (1465994)  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 Dartford.  He is buried in Wilmington (St Michael) Churchyard

28-Dec

AC1

GOLDING, CHARLES WALTER  (1435180)  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 Redruth.  He is buried in Islington Cemetery and Crematorium

28-Dec

Sgt

FRANCIS, HAROLD  (575484)  RAF; age: 21

He was serving in the UK and died at Warneford Hospital from wounds sustained after shooting himself in the head with a revolver.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

29-Dec

Sgt

APPLEYARD, DONALD ROBERT COX  (1604813)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD314 ZA-X of No 10 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland en-route to a raid on Berlin.  He is buried in Ruinerwold General Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

COLBOURNE, ANDREW  (1474360)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD314 ZA-X of No 10 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland en-route to a raid on Berlin.  He is buried in Ruinerwold General Cemetery

29-Dec

Flt Sgt

GREEN, PAUL BRIAN  (1556996)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD314 ZA-X of No 10 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland en-route to a raid on Berlin.  He is buried in Ruinerwold General Cemetery

29-Dec

WO II

ROOS, ROBERT EDWARD  (R/145968)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD314 ZA-X of No 10 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland en-route to a raid on Berlin.  He is buried in Ruinerwold General Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

GREENMON, PHILIP JOHN  (1003229)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD314 ZA-X of No 10 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland en-route to a raid on Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

Sgt

HALL, WALTER DOUGLAS  (1254960)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD314 ZA-X of No 10 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland en-route to a raid on Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

Plt Off

WEBB, STANLEY  (169387)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD314 ZA-X of No 10 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland en-route to a raid on Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

Sgt

COOKE, ROBERT  (1323297)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB407 PH-A of No 12 Sqn, which was abandoned after being hit by flak near Bremen during a raid on Berlin but he did not survive.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

PODBOROCHINSKI, EDMUND  (R/186875)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB407 PH-A of No 12 Sqn, which was abandoned after being hit by flak near Bremen during a raid on Berlin but he did not survive.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

29-Dec

Fg Off

DAVIDSON, GEORGE RUSSELL  (142844)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR986 TL-G of No 35 Sqn, which came down near Doberitz during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

WO II

DILLOW, WALLACE EDWARD CHARLES  (R/108786)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR986 TL-G of No 35 Sqn, which came down near Doberitz during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Plt Off

HOOSON, JOSEPH  (158427)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR986 TL-G of No 35 Sqn, which came down near Doberitz during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

LAVERICK, WILLIAM  (545207)  RAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR986 TL-G of No 35 Sqn, which came down near Doberitz during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Fg Off

STONE, ERIC JOHN  (146277)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR986 TL-G of No 35 Sqn, which came down near Doberitz during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Fg Off

WILLIAMS, RONALD CHARLES  (146333)  RAFVR; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR986 TL-G of No 35 Sqn, which came down near Doberitz during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Flt Sgt

CARVER, REGINALD WALTER  (1393968)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV399 QR-R of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near the target after a fire broke out having been hit by flak during a raid on Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Flt Lt

HARVEY, GEORGE HENRY  (414025)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV399 QR-R of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near the target after a fire broke out having been hit by flak during a raid on Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

KENNEDY, JAMES STUART  (948904)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV399 QR-R of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near the target after a fire broke out having been hit by flak during a raid on Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

MEEHAN, NOEL STEPHEN JOSEPH  (551830)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV399 QR-R of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near the target after a fire broke out having been hit by flak during a raid on Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Flt Sgt

PROUTEN, KENNETH  (1322305)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV399 QR-R of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near the target after a fire broke out having been hit by flak during a raid on Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

STUART, RICHARD  (1681268)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV399 QR-R of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near the target after a fire broke out having been hit by flak during a raid on Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

MORTON, JOHN  (1436644)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM371 SR-T of No 101 Sqn, which came down near Schillerslage during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

29-Dec

Flt Sgt

O'HARE, TERENCE PATRICK  (421850)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR867 DY-A of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and night fighters on its return from a raid to Berlin he was killed by fire from the night fighter.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

STOKES, EDGAR ARTHUR  (1394064)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD412 DY-X of No 102 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

Sgt

HENDERSON, THOMAS COOK  (2201250)  RAF; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB487 PM-G of No 103 Sqn, which came down near Mettingen after flak caused severe damage to the tail and both port engines failed.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

Flt Sgt

BELL, KEITH SELWYN  (414457)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS834 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Tungeloij Roman Catholic Churchyard

29-Dec

Sgt

JOHNSON, GRAHAM  (1818684)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS834 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Tungeloij Roman Catholic Churchyard

29-Dec

Sgt

JONES, LAURENCE HAVARD  (1576162)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS834 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Tungeloij Roman Catholic Churchyard

29-Dec

Flt Sgt

WILKINSON, ARTHUR MORLEY  (R/182329)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS834 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Tungeloij Roman Catholic Churchyard

29-Dec

Plt Off

SHAW, STUART RESSER  (J/19656)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JR313 of No 186 Sqn, which collided with JR218 over Giffen Station in Renfrewshire.  He is buried in Newton Stewart Cemetery

29-Dec

Fg Off

KELLEY, DAVID  (151206)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JR218 of No 186 Sqn, which collided with JR313 of the same unit crashing near Barrmill, Beith.  He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery.

29-Dec

Sgt

GENT, WILLIAM CHARLES  (631481)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in He died in Japanese captivity whilst being transported from Surabaya on a train of No 211 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

29-Dec

Flt Sgt

WATERS, JOHN HENRY  (1262527)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, EJ140 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into high ground in poor weather during a calibration flight.  He is buried in Nairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery

29-Dec

Flt Sgt

PEAKER, GORDON CHARLES  (576637)  RAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, EJ140 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into high ground in poor weather during a calibration flight.  He is buried in Nairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery

29-Dec

Fg Off

LUMSDEN, DOUGLAS ERNEST  (118890)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, EJ140 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into high ground in poor weather during a calibration flight.  He is buried in Nairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery

29-Dec

Fg Off

MILLS, ROBERT JOHN ALEXANDER  (124501)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, EJ140 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into high ground in poor weather during a calibration flight.  He is buried in Nairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery

29-Dec

WO

CROMBIE, GEORGE DFM (751906)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, EJ140 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into high ground in poor weather during a calibration flight.  He is buried in Nairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery

29-Dec

Flt Sgt

KEITH, MACDONALD ALEXANDER  (983721)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, EJ140 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into high ground in poor weather during a calibration flight.  He is buried in Nairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

SHEARS, GEORGE KENNETH JAMES  (576625)  RAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, EJ140 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into high ground in poor weather during a calibration flight.  He is buried in Nairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery

29-Dec

LAC

HOOD, ALEC VINCENT  (971133)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, EJ140 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into high ground in poor weather during a calibration flight.  He is buried in Nairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery

29-Dec

Fg Off

INGHAM, FRANK LAWSON  (412811)  RAAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, EJ140 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into high ground in poor weather during a calibration flight.  He is buried in Nairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery

29-Dec

Wg Cdr

HANCOCK, CHARLES RONALD  (5112)  RAF; age: 40

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD457 of No 303 Sqn, which failed to return from a training flight from Ballyhalbert.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

Sgt

FEARN, BERT HENRY  (1292205)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS718 EQ-R of No 408 Sqn, which came down at Wietmarschen during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

Plt Off

HOYLE, FRANK HENRY  (162611)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS718 EQ-R of No 408 Sqn, which came down at Wietmarschen during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

LANDING, HAROLD  (1098418)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS718 EQ-R of No 408 Sqn, which came down at Wietmarschen during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

Plt Off

McCABE, DENNIS ALBERT  (J/19414)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS718 EQ-R of No 408 Sqn, which came down at Wietmarschen during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

Fg Off

PILDREM, ROBERT ALEXANDER  (J/17738)  RCAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS718 EQ-R of No 408 Sqn, which came down at Wietmarschen during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

WO II

RABAN, WILLIAM EDWARD  (R/100441)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS718 EQ-R of No 408 Sqn, which came down at Wietmarschen during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

Flt Lt

WILTON, WALTER TORRANCE  (J/20218)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS718 EQ-R of No 408 Sqn, which came down at Wietmarschen during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

Flt Sgt

INNES, ARTHUR GORDON  (R/155366)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD318 AL-F of No 429 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Tubbergen (Albergen) Roman Catholic Cemetery

29-Dec

Flt Sgt

PARKER, EDWARD NORMAN  (1129440)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD318 AL-F of No 429 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Tubbergen (Albergen) Roman Catholic Cemetery

29-Dec

Fg Off

PEASLAND, CHARLES WILLCOX  (J/23633)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD318 AL-F of No 429 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Tubbergen (Albergen) Roman Catholic Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

RANSON, BARRIE STANLEY  (1850117)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD318 AL-F of No 429 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Tubbergen (Albergen) Roman Catholic Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

WALSH, RICHARD JAMES HARTLAND  (R/225386)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD318 AL-F of No 429 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Tubbergen (Albergen) Roman Catholic Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

FIELDING, ANTHONY HUDSON RAMSDEN  (2216185)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LK659 SE-A of No 431 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

GOODALL, FREDERICK GEORGE  (1085013)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LK659 SE-A of No 431 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Flt Lt

NELSON, JACK NORRIN  (J/5444)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LK659 SE-A of No 431 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

NOSWORTHY, LEONARD CHRISTOPHER  (1391075)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LK659 SE-A of No 431 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

RUTHVEN, JAMES ROY ADDISON  (R/169893)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LK659 SE-A of No 431 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Fg Off

SPENCER, FRANK  (151074)  RAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LK659 SE-A of No 431 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

WALKER, PETER  (1610270)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LK659 SE-A of No 431 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Flt Sgt

CUMMINE, GORDON  (R/158185)  RCAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LK701 SE-L of No 431 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

29-Dec

Plt Off

BANNING, ALBERT EDWARD FREDERICK  (170654)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LK701 SE-L of No 431 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

29-Dec

Fg Off

BISHOP, GORDON EUGENE  (J/22393)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LK701 SE-L of No 431 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

29-Dec

Fg Off

HOLTBY, ROBERT ARMSTRONG  (J/21529)  RCAF; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LK701 SE-L of No 431 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

KEHOE, GERALD DESMOND  (R/151311)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LK701 SE-L of No 431 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

WHELAN, JOHN JOSEPH  (R/194061)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LK701 SE-L of No 431 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

BOSTOCK, ALBERT  (1541998)  RAFVR; age: 36

He was serving with No 434 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Deben.  He is buried in Nottingham Southern Cemetery

29-Dec

Fg Off

GUMBRELL, PETER STANLEY  (124722)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ193 of No 455 Sqn, which stalled near the low and flew into a stone wall near St Andrews.  He is buried in Pevensey (St Nicholas) Churchyard

29-Dec

Flt Lt

TOOMBS, WILLIAM HENRY CLEMENS  (414359)  RNZAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ193 of No 455 Sqn, which stalled near the low and flew into a stone wall near St Andrews.  He was cremated at  Christchurch (Bromley) Crematorium

29-Dec

Flt Sgt

IRVIN, GEORGE HENRY  (422031)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB298 AR-Q of No 460 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Grossziehten during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Fg Off

POOLE, JAMES  (421852)  RAAF; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB298 AR-Q of No 460 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Grossziehten during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Fg Off

READ, WILLIAM RALPH  (51669)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB298 AR-Q of No 460 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Grossziehten during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Fg Off

BEATTIE, GLEN PATRICK  (425263)  RAAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB298 AR-Q of No 460 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Grossziehten during a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

Sgt

GARSIDE, RAYMOND  (1684808)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB298 AR-Q of No 460 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Grossziehten during a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

Fg Off

GRANT, JOSEPH PETER  (410483)  RAAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB298 AR-Q of No 460 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Grossziehten during a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

Fg Off

McINTYRE, RONALD KEITH  (414721)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB298 AR-Q of No 460 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Grossziehten during a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

Plt Off

BLIGHT, AMBROSE EDWARD  (416114)  RAAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB607 AR-N of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

Plt Off

IRELAND, STANLEY JAMES  (412010)  RAAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB607 AR-N of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

POULTER, REGINALD JAMES  (1424279)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB607 AR-N of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

SEDDON, CYRIL  (1534670)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB607 AR-N of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

SQUIRE, WILLIAM ALBERT HENRY  (1803573)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB607 AR-N of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

Flt Sgt

SQUIRES, MAXWELL HOPE  (421518)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB607 AR-N of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

ALLOM, SIDNEY  (1338809)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED547 PO-M of No 467 Sqn, which came down near Grossziehten during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Flt Sgt

LAMBERT, LESLIE ERNEST  (1586401)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED547 PO-M of No 467 Sqn, which came down near Grossziehten during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Flt Sgt

SPENCER, FRANCIS ARTHUR  (R/139365)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED547 PO-M of No 467 Sqn, which came down near Grossziehten during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Plt Off

TAIT, BRUCE ALEXANDER  (409252)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED547 PO-M of No 467 Sqn, which came down near Grossziehten during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

WETHERELL, DENNIS  (953203)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED547 PO-M of No 467 Sqn, which came down near Grossziehten during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

YALE, ROBERT ALEC  (1583664)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED547 PO-M of No 467 Sqn, which came down near Grossziehten during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

29-Dec

Fg Off

ALLEN, FRANCIS MCIVOR  (144928)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ED547 PO-M of No 467 Sqn, which came down near Grossziehten during a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

Flt Sgt

GEROW, GLEN THOMAS  (R/121602)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LW730 of No 11 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground at Ryton Croft during a night training flight.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

29-Dec

Plt Off

DAWSON, GERALD OBENAUF  (J/28728)  RCAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, W6648 of No 11 (P) AFU, which dived into the ground near Harnage in Shropshire after control was lost during a practice stall.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

29-Dec

Fg Off

GIBSON, RONALD  (151559)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, EG220 of No 12 RS, which failed to return and is presumed to have come down in the Bristol Channel during an ASR search.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

Fg Off

GUTHRIE, THOMAS  (156316)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, EG220 of No 12 RS, which failed to return and is presumed to have come down in the Bristol Channel during an ASR search.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

Plt Off

STOKES, FRANCIS FREY  (402890)  RAAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, EG220 of No 12 RS, which failed to return and is presumed to have come down in the Bristol Channel during an ASR search.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

29-Dec

AC1

GIBNEY, THOMAS MICHAEL  (1354605)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 169 Wing and died from a skull fracture sustained in a motor cycle accident.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery.

29-Dec

Sgt

BLAKELY, WALLACE BENNETT  (R/130420)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK552 of No 29 OTU, which was involved in a training accident but was not written off.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

MILLER, HORACE WILLIAM  (1470915)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3883 'O' of No 30 OTU, which crashed near Hoar Cross in Staffordshire following a uncontrollable fire in the starboard engine during a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Burrough Green (St Augustine) Churchyard

29-Dec

Sgt

WHITEHEAD, JOSEPH  (1456667)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3883 'O' of No 30 OTU, which crashed near Hoar Cross in Staffordshire following a uncontrollable fire in the starboard engine during a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Sheffield (City Road) Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

DEAN, ERIC ALFRED  (2211152)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3883 'O' of No 30 OTU, which crashed near Hoar Cross in Staffordshire following a uncontrollable fire in the starboard engine during a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Stafford Cemetery

29-Dec

Sgt

JOYCE, THOMAS BADEN  (1323846)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3883 'O' of No 30 OTU, which crashed near Hoar Cross in Staffordshire following a uncontrollable fire in the starboard engine during a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Stafford Cemetery

29-Dec

Cpl

WRIGHT, JOHN ERNEST  (1067908)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was serving with No 52 AMES and died in Baragwanath Military Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa, cause unknown.  He is buried in Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery.

29-Dec

Sgt

HUDSON, EDWARD  (520525)  RAF; age: 29

He was serving with the AD Pretoria at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Durban (Stellawood) Cemetery.

29-Dec

AC2

BELL, NORMAN ROBERT  (1685654)  RAFVR; age: 20

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

29-Dec

AC2

BRYAN, JAMES  (3000728)  RAFVR; age: 18

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 Uppingham (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard Extension

29-Dec

Cpl

FOGG, JOHN HOWARD PEEL  (636311)  RAF; age: 32

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Newton Abbot.  He was cremated at  Plymouth City Crematorium

29-Dec

Flt Sgt

JONES, JOHN MORGAN  (1313908)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIB, P8650 of No 2 TEU, which flew into the ground near Couper Angus in Perthshire.  He is buried in Bwlchygroes Independent Chapelyard.

29-Dec

LAC

HILLIER, VICTOR WILFRED  (1317989)  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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Fleur-de-Lis Church Cemetery

29-Dec

Plt Off

JOHNSON, WILLIAM HENRY FAGAN  (53063)  RAF; age: 25

He was serving in the UK and died in Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford.  He is buried in Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery.

29-Dec

Sgt

MILLS, TERENCE FRANK HENRY  (1337341)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LW730 of No 11 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground at Ryton Croft during a night training flight.  He is buried in Hastings Cemetery, Sussex.

29-Dec

Flt Sgt

SUNDERLAND, HAROLD  (1450708)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8370 of No 1 OADU, which flew into the ground near St Agnes shortly after taking off from Portreath.  He is buried in Bradford (Scholemoor) Cemetery.

29-Dec

Flt Sgt

LUPTON, JOHN  (1381331)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8370 of No 1 OADU, which flew into the ground near St Agnes shortly after taking off from Portreath.  He was cremated at Sheffield Crematorium.

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