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Casualties - 30 - 31 December 1943


30-Dec

Fg Off

HALE, CHARLES NOEL  (52116)  RAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV375 VN-E of No 50 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

30-Dec

Sgt

BIGGS, JACK  (1264148)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV375 VN-E of No 50 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-Dec

Sgt

GREENWELL, JOHN  (1494130)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV375 VN-E of No 50 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-Dec

Sgt

HOPE, WALTER  (1584837)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV375 VN-E of No 50 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-Dec

Flt Lt

McALPINE, DONALD GORDON  (118079)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV375 VN-E of No 50 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-Dec

Fg Off

MORDUE, HENRY  (139725)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV375 VN-E of No 50 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-Dec

WO

HILL, DENNIS ROBERT  (408283)  RAAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE713 of No 70 Sqn, which dived into the ground shortly after taking off from Tortorella on a ferry flight.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

30-Dec

LAC

HOLLIS, WILLIAM THOMAS  (1098077)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was serving with No 93 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

30-Dec

Sgt

BRAID, ALEXANDER  (970033)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was serving with No 106 at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in North Walsham.  He is buried in Cleish Cemetery

30-Dec

Fg Off

DENNISON, FRANCIS HURST  (J/13466)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IV, KX540 of No 164 Sqn, which he abandoned after being hit by flak during an attack on a V-1 site, but he did not survive, his body later being recovered by the ASR service.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

30-Dec

AC1

AINGER, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1331770)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in Java of No 211 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

30-Dec

Sgt

STRIPE, RAYMOND  (1389828)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA363 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy patrol.  He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery

30-Dec

Sgt

CORNWELL, LESLIE CHARLES  (1331434)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA363 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy patrol.  He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery

30-Dec

Sgt

FAKE, JOHN EDWARD  (1427346)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA363 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy patrol.  He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery

30-Dec

Sgt

HEWITT, HENRY WILKINSON  (1531619)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA363 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy patrol.  He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery

30-Dec

WO

O'NEILL, RICHARD BENJAMIN  (401533)  RAAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA363 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy patrol.  He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery

30-Dec

Flt Sgt

WILSON, COLIN  (413301)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA363 of No 221 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy patrol.  He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery

30-Dec

Plt Off

McKILLOP, RONALD PATRICK ARTHUR  (413233)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP593 of No 245 Sqn, which he abandoned following an engine failure near Le Touquet but did not survive.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-Dec

Plt Off

HUSSAR, FFAF ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ299 'P' of No 342 Sqn, which collided with BZ364 of the same unit as they took off.  

30-Dec

Sgt

LATRILLE, FFAF ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ299 'P' of No 342 Sqn, which collided with BZ364 of the same unit as they took off.  

30-Dec

WO

CARRICK, A FFAF ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ364 'J' of No 342 Sqn, which collided with BZ299 of the same unit as they took off.  

30-Dec

Flt Sgt

CARTON, A FFAF ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ364 'J' of No 342 Sqn, which collided with BZ299 of the same unit as they took off.  

30-Dec

Flt Lt

DE MONTAL, H FFAF ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ364 'J' of No 342 Sqn, which collided with BZ299 of the same unit as they took off.  

30-Dec

Sgt

URBE, R FFAF ()  ; age:

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ364 'J' of No 342 Sqn, which collided with BZ299 of the same unit as they took off.  

30-Dec

Fg Off

ARMITAGE, DEREK NORMAN  (142457)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 454 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

30-Dec

Flt Sgt

McEVOY, CLAUDE EDWARD  (415540)  RAAF; age: 29

He was serving with No 454 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

30-Dec

Flt Sgt

NICHOLL, LAURENCE KEITH  (415383)  RAAF; age: 29

He was serving with No 454 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

30-Dec

Flt Sgt

PATERSON, ANGUS  (411180)  RAAF; age: 27

He was serving with No 454 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

30-Dec

Fg Off

PETERS, RAYMOND ALBERT DFM (404467)  RNZAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP532 'T' of No 486 Sqn, which ditched in the Channel off Brighton on its return from a Ramrod.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-Dec

Flt Sgt

BEHRENT, ERNEST HENRY  (416079)  RNZAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIII, HK375 of No 488 Sqn, which crashed into the sea and exploded shortly after setting off on a GCI practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-Dec

Flt Sgt

BREWARD, NOEL  (421668)  RNZAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIII, HK375 of No 488 Sqn, which crashed into the sea and exploded shortly after setting off on a GCI practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-Dec

AC2

GOODWIN, WILLIAM THOMAS  (1864165)  RAFVR; age: 52

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 5018 (Airfield Construction) Sqn, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Pancras.  He is buried in South Ealing Cemetery

30-Dec

LAC

ROGERS, EDWARD GLYNDWR  (578283)  RAF; age: 18

He was serving with No 156 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in El Alia Cemetery

30-Dec

Sgt

HOLMES, JAMES MAXWELL  (1559295)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, JN429 of No 18 OTU, which spun into the ground near Worksop after control was lost during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Cathcart Cemetery

30-Dec

Fg Off

STREET, PETER ROBERT DFM (141090)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, JN429 of No 18 OTU, which spun into the ground near Worksop after control was lost during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Great Berkhamsted (St Peter) Church Cemetery

30-Dec

Sgt

SALMON, HERBERT WILLIAM  (1806229)  RAFVR; age: 19

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

30-Dec

LAC

WRIGHT, SELWYN MAURICE  (1622749)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, 3566 of No 24 AS, which collided with Oxford 3645 during a formation practice flight.  He is buried in Springs Cemetery

30-Dec

Sgt

LANE, JOHN EDWARD  (1875446)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK491 of No 26 OTU, which dived into the ground from a steep bank as it took off from Little Horwood on a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Hemel Hempstead (Heath Lane) Cemetery

30-Dec

Sgt

SADLER, ALFRED ARTHUR  (545242)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK491 of No 26 OTU, which dived into the ground from a steep bank as it took off from Little Horwood on a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

30-Dec

WO

TUCKER, KENNETH GUILFOYLE  (405001)  RNZAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK491 of No 26 OTU, which dived into the ground from a steep bank as it took off from Little Horwood on a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

30-Dec

Flt Sgt

MIGNER, ALEXANDER  (426961)  RAAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK491 of No 26 OTU, which dived into the ground from a steep bank as it took off from Little Horwood on a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

30-Dec

Flt Sgt

ECKERSLEY, CECIL GORDON  (416210)  RAAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5026 of No 4 AOS, which flew into a cliff during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Andreas (St Andrew) Churchyard

30-Dec

Sgt

PETERS, HAROLD  (428533)  RAAF; age: 33

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5026 of No 4 AOS, which flew into a cliff during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Andreas (St Andrew) Churchyard

30-Dec

Plt Off

THOMPSON, HENRY ST GEORGE  (425073)  RAAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5026 of No 4 AOS, which flew into a cliff during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Andreas (St Andrew) Churchyard

30-Dec

Flt Sgt

TIPPETT, GEOFFREY ROBERT  (429362)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5026 of No 4 AOS, which flew into a cliff during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Andreas (St Andrew) Churchyard

30-Dec

Sgt

HENLY, LEWIS JAMES JOHN  (1585996)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5026 of No 4 AOS, which flew into a cliff during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in South Ealing Cemetery

30-Dec

Sgt

FARTHING, EDMUND ANTHONY  (1396805)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, EB287 of No 42 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames whilst attempting to avoid a row of houses during an emergency wheels up landing.  He is buried in Patcham (All Saints) Churchyard

30-Dec

LAC

RISEBOROUGH, HERBERT JAMES  (1301156)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was serving at DMI School India at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

30-Dec

Sqn Ldr

REDPATH, JOHN PETERSON  (C/2245)  RCAF; age: 32

An accountant, he was serving in the Far East and possibly drown en-route to India.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

30-Dec

Fg Off

SPEIGHT, RICHARD HAYTON  (77871)  RAF; age: 55

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 Wirral.  He is buried in Bispham (All Hallows) Churchyard

30-Dec

Flt Lt

YOUNG, ERIC JOHN RAY  (47953)  RAF; age: 34

He was serving in the UK and died at the Grand Hotel, Bristol being found shot dead in his room with a revolver in his hand.  He was cremated at  Bristol (Arnos Vale) Crematorium.

30-Dec

LAC

GOLD, THOMAS  (980325)  RAFVR; age: 28

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

30-Dec

Cpl

BOWERMAN, BEVILL CYRIL  (1198140)  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 North Kesteven.  He is buried in Bedford Cemetery, Beds.

30-Dec

Sgt

FARR, EDWARD JAMES  (560761)  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 Portsmouth.  He is buried in Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery

30-Dec

LAC

HAMILTON, HENRY ALEXANDER CRAWFORD  (59073)  RAF; age: 60

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Surrey M E.  He is buried in Mitcham (London Road) Cemetery

30-Dec

LAC

McKNIGHT, HARRY  (1548347)  RAFVR; age: 34

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

31-Dec

LAC

McCANN, TERENCE  (999844)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was serving with No 92 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Wirral.  He is buried in Glasgow (St Peter's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

31-Dec

Fg Off

ADAMSON, MICHAEL WALLER  (124827)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, JL540 of No 177 Sqn, which failed to return from a strafing attack on railways at Meiktila.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

31-Dec

Fg Off

HOUSTON, DONALD JAMES  (129366)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, JL540 of No 177 Sqn, which failed to return from a strafing attack on railways at Meiktila.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

31-Dec

Fg Off

WIDDESS, WILLIAM ROBERT  (J/13467)  RCAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP652 'T' of No 198 Sqn, which collided with JP727 of the same unit  over the Channel during a Ramrod.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Dec

Fg Off

JOHNSON, KENNETH  (133426)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP727 'Y' of No 198 Sqn, which collided with JP652 of the same unit  over the Channel during a Ramrod.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Dec

Fg Off

YI, MAUNG HLA (123632)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP742' R' of No 257 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters of St Brieuc during a Ramrod.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Dec

Fg Off

EDGETT, ERNEST BYRON  (J/13036)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, LZ120 of No 272 Sqn, which ditched off Catalina in Italy after a propeller failed to unfeather.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

31-Dec

Fg Off

GRESTOCK, DENNIS JACK  (116518)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was serving with No 615 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

31-Dec

AC1

CAMPBELL, ADAM GRAY  (1567326)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was serving with No 1435 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

31-Dec

LAC

WEST, GEORGE  (1195098)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with No 1 SPD at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in El Alia Cemetery

31-Dec

Sgt

COTE, JOSEPH EDMOND ROMEO  (R/136824)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, R1520 of No 104 OTU, which flew into high ground near Dundrod in County Antrim.  He is buried in Glenavy Roman Catholic Churchyard

31-Dec

Fg Off

MASSEY, HUGH EDMONDS  (151470)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, R1520 of No 104 OTU, which flew into high ground near Dundrod in County Antrim.  He was cremated at  Plymouth City Crematorium.

31-Dec

Fg Off

AMOS, CYRIL ROWLAND  (138881)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9666 of No 21 OTU, which died from injuries - flew into a mountain in Wales as it descended to establish its position during a navigation and bombing practice.  He is buried in Tywyn Cemetery

31-Dec

Sgt

FREEMAN, TREVOR JAMES  (1394987)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9666 of No 21 OTU, which flew into a mountain in Wales as it descended to establish its position during a navigation and bombing practice.  He is buried in Erith (Brook Street) Cemetery

31-Dec

Sgt

BRIGGS, THOMAS  (1227721)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9666 of No 21 OTU, which flew into a mountain in Wales as it descended to establish its position during a navigation and bombing practice.  He is buried in Worcester (Astwood) Cemetery

31-Dec

Sgt

HESELTINE, GEORGE  (1434820)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, V8135 of No 54 OTU, which crashed into the sea at night near the Farne Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Dec

Sgt

PINNEY, DONALD HARRY  (1389588)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, V8135 of No 54 OTU, which crashed into the sea at night near the Farne Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Dec

Flt Sgt

HALL, ALFRED CYRUS  (413990)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, BR419 of No 8 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a high level PR training sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Dec

LAC

MARTIN, DOUGLAS HENRY  (1405156)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was serving in the UK and died in Cheltenham Emergency Hospital having been taken ill on leave with influenza, pneumonia was also a contributory cause of his death.  He is buried in Cheltenham Cemetery.

31-Dec

Flt Lt

RAY, HUBERT STUART  (104522)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, KW152 of No 301 FTU, which flew into high ground near Millom.  He is buried in Sunderland (Mere Knolls) Cemetery.

31-Dec

Fg Off

ANGOLD, JOHN PENROSE  (47098)  RAF; age: 34

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, KW152 of No 301 FTU, which flew into high ground near Millom.  He is buried in Westcott (Holy Trinity) New Churchyard.

31-Dec

Fg Off

TANNER, VICTOR  (152053)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, R1520 of No 104 OTU, which flew into high ground near Dundrod in County Antrim.  He is buried in Bettws-Penpont Churchyard.

31-Dec

WO

PREROST, VACLAV  (787504)  RAFVR; age: 25

A member of No 58 OTU, he was killed whilst flying in Master III, W8845 of No 2 TEU, which flew into high ground near Dunnygask in Fife in bad weather.  He is buried in Grangemouth (Grandsable) Cemetery.

31-Dec

WO

BARLOW, ALBERT EDWARD  (21837)  RAF; age: 47

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 Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

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