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Casualties - 6 - 10 February 1944


06-Feb

SERCOMBE, FREDERICK JOHN (81693) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, LR380 of No 21 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Bois Cogerie during Ramrod 521.  He is buried in Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-sur-Mer

06-Feb

WEBB, HUGH VICTOR CORTHORN (79698) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, LR380 of No 21 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Bois Cogerie during Ramrod 522.  He is buried in Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-sur-Mer

06-Feb

ROGERS, WILLIAM HERBERT (147669) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, HJ674 YP-B  of No 23 Sqn, which crashed near Parma in Italy.  He is buried in Milan War Cemetery

06-Feb

MILLS, DOUGLAS HENRY (145367) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF187 OJ-C of No 149 Sqn, which crashed at Cussy-les-Forges during a SOE operation.  He is buried in Cussy-les-Forges Communal Cemetery

06-Feb

MULLIGAN, GEORGE HAROLD (J/23369) age: 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF187 OJ-C of No 149 Sqn, which crashed at Cussy-les-Forges during a SOE operation.  He is buried in Cussy-les-Forges Communal Cemetery

06-Feb

COLENUTT, HUBERT JAMES (150042) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF187 OJ-C of No 149 Sqn, which crashed at Cussy-les-Forges during a SOE operation.  He is buried in Cussy-les-Forges Communal Cemetery

06-Feb

CASSELS, JAMES JACKSON (1821042) age: 18 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF187 OJ-C of No 149 Sqn, which crashed at Cussy-les-Forges during a SOE operation.  He is buried in Cussy-les-Forges Communal Cemetery

06-Feb

DAVIES, DAVID GWYNN(1836072) age: 31 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF187 OJ-C of No 149 Sqn, which crashed at Cussy-les-Forges during a SOE operation.  He is buried in Cussy-les-Forges Communal Cemetery

06-Feb

WALLER, RALPH JESSSORREY (1291564) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF187 OJ-C of No 149 Sqn, which crashed at Cussy-les-Forges during a SOE operation.  He is buried in Cussy-les-Forges Communal Cemetery

06-Feb

GOSLING, GRAHAM NOEL (552339) age: 22 RAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF187 OJ-C of No 149 Sqn, which crashed at Cussy-les-Forges during a SOE operation.  He is buried in Cussy-les-Forges Communal Cemetery

06-Feb

HAWKINS, ROY LOCK (143682) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JR323 of No 245 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at Cherbourg during a Ramrod.  He is buried in Cherbourg Old Communal Cemetery

06-Feb

LEFEVRE, PETER WILLIAM (40719) age: 25 RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP846 'G' of No 266 Sqn, when he baled out at too low an altitude after being hit by flak during a Roadstead to Abervrach.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

STEPHEN, JOHN EDWARD (903322) age: 24 RAFVR

WO

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Scotland? of No 516 Sqn, which overturned after hitting a rock during a forced landing on Coll in the Inner Hebrides in bad weather.  He is buried in Havant and Waterloo (Warblington) Cemetery

06-Feb

WOODGATE, ARTHUR JOHN (412300) age: 21 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, LF207 of No 516 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Kilchoan whilst attempting to regain base in poor weather.  His body was not found until four days later.  He is buried in Troon Cemetery, Ayrshire

06-Feb

MURPHY, JOHN (140532) age: 32 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst serving with No 945 Sqn but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained, his death being registered in Fylde.  He is buried in Stane Cemetery

06-Feb

MARSH, WILLIAM ERNEST (146725) age: 27 RAFVR

Fg Off

Neither the unit on which he was serving nor the circumstances of his death have yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery

06-Feb

ALLMAN, ROY (1388194) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE418 of No 301 FTU, which crashed into a tree at Lyneham after swinging on take off.  He is buried in Reigate (Redstone) Cemetery.

06-Feb

SMITH, GEOFFREY JOSEPH (1582768) age: 22 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 3271 (ex DG723) of No 42 AS, which crashed at Katburg after hitting a tree during low level practice bombing attack.  He is buried in Queenstown Cemetery, Eastern Cape

06-Feb

SONGHURST, ROLAND HIBBARD (927811) age: 23 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 3271 (ex DG723) of No 42 AS, which crashed at Katburg after hitting a tree during low level practice bombing attack.  He is buried in Queenstown Cemetery, Eastern Cape

06-Feb

SHARP, JOHN (968001) age: 24 RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 3271 (ex DG723) of No 42 AS, which crashed at Katburg after hitting a tree during low level practice bombing attack.  He is buried in Queenstown Cemetery, Eastern Cape

06-Feb

HURST, STANLEY FREDERICK (1615211) age: 27 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 3271 (ex DG723) of No 42 AS, which crashed at Katburg after hitting a tree during low level practice bombing attack.  He is buried in Queenstown Cemetery, Eastern Cape

06-Feb

ARNER, LAWRENCE ANDREW (J/13745) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP575 of No 6 (C) OTU, which exploded and crashed near Drem during a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

JOHNSTON, ALLAN MENZIES (R/138020) age: 25 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP575 of No 6 (C) OTU, which exploded and crashed near Drem during a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

PRATT, RALPH WINSTON (R/158373) age: 28 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP575 of No 6 (C) OTU, which exploded and crashed near Drem during a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

STRICKLAND, LEONARD (R/112800) age: 26 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP575 of No 6 (C) OTU, which exploded and crashed near Drem during a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

HUGHES, JOHN JAMES (R/129112) age: 31 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP575 of No 6 (C) OTU, which exploded and crashed near Drem during a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

JORDAN, THOMAS LAWRENCE(R/120879) age: 21 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP575 of No 6 (C) OTU, which exploded and crashed near Drem during a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

DAVIS, DOREEN ELLEN (2125530) age: 18 WAAF

ACW1

She was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, her death being registered in West Glamorgan.  She is buried in Chingford Mount Cemetery

07-Feb

CONROY, RONALD SAMUEL (1501727) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8367 'X' of No 18 Sqn, which was shot down near Rome by a USAAF Beaufighter whilst attacking lines of communication.  He is buried in Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio.

07-Feb

DEAN, GEORGE(J/88518) age: 23 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8367 'X' of No 18 Sqn, which was shot down near Rome by a USAAF Beaufighter whilst attacking lines of communication.  He is buried in Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio.

07-Feb

CLARK, STEPHEN WALLACE(1557385) age: 29 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8367 'X' of No 18 Sqn, which was shot down near Rome by a USAAF Beaufighter whilst attacking lines of communication.  He is buried in Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio.

07-Feb

DUFFIELD, ROYDEN WILLIAM (1173695) age: 31 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 84 Sqn but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Sime Road, Singapore.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery

07-Feb

HERBERT, HENRY IVOR (415189) age: 20 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MA509 of No 93 Sqn, which died from head injuries sustained when his aircraft hit a tree during a forced landing near the Anzio beach head.  He is buried in Anzio War Cemetery

07-Feb

KIRKWOOD, ARCHIBALD BLYTH (1374972) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP747 of No 198 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Poix during a Ranger to the Cayeux area.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

07-Feb

MACDONALD, JAMES ARTHUR (J/18187) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JR242 of No 198 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Poix during a Ranger to the Cayeux area.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

07-Feb

PADMORE, THOMAS HENRY (571353) age: 22 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in East Retford of No 271 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Hoo (St Werburgh) Churchyard

07-Feb

HUSSELBEE, JOHN WILLIAM (R/88864) age: 28 RCAF

LAC

A member of No 8415 Servicing Echelon, he was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZZ655 of No 415, which was shot down by an enemy fighter during a 'Rover' patrol over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Feb

DISSING, JENS LAWRENCE(J/85547) age: 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZZ655 of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy fighter during a 'Rover' patrol over the North Sea.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery

07-Feb

ACER, JOHN FREDERICK (C/1748) age: 38 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZZ655 of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy fighter during a 'Rover' patrol over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Feb

DORVAL, JOSEPH EDWARD JOHNSTON (J/85481) age: 28 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZZ655 of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy fighter during a 'Rover' patrol over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Feb

McCARVILL, CYRIL JAMES (J/85959) age: 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZZ655 of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy fighter during a 'Rover' patrol over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Feb

RUSSELL, JACK EARL (J/86060) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZZ655 of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy fighter during a 'Rover' patrol over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Feb

SIMPSON, CHARLES EDWARD (J/19658) age: 24 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZZ655 of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy fighter during a 'Rover' patrol over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Feb

WEST, NORMAN CHARLES ELMER DFC(J/85524) age: 23 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZZ655 of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy fighter during a 'Rover' patrol over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Feb

HOWARD, DONALD WILLIAM (R/186134) age: 21 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LK758 ZL-E of No 427 Sqn, which crashed onto the airfield at Leeming from a steep turn during a training flight.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

07-Feb

VIDAL, JOSEPH WILFRID HENRI (R/96518) age: 22 RCAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LK758 ZL-E of No 427 Sqn, which crashed onto the airfield at Leeming from a steep turn during a training flight.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

07-Feb

NICOL, ALBERT WILLIAM (R/139309) age: 23 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LK758 ZL-E of No 427 Sqn, which crashed onto the airfield at Leeming from a steep turn during a training flight.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

07-Feb

POLOWY, VINCENT RONALD (R/159089) age: 23 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LK758 ZL-E of No 427 Sqn, which crashed onto the airfield at Leeming from a steep turn during a training flight.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

07-Feb

SHORT, STANLEY HAROLD (1001749) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LK758 ZL-E of No 427 Sqn, which crashed onto the airfield at Leeming from a steep turn during a training flight.  He is buried in North Sheen Cemetery

07-Feb

ROBERTSON, JAMES DONALD (1438554) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LK758 ZL-E of No 427 Sqn, which crashed onto the airfield at Leeming from a steep turn during a training flight.  He is buried in ORDSALL (All Hallows) Churchyard

07-Feb

HOREY, JOSEPH THOMAS (1603176) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving in the 10 RS but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Narberth.  He is buried in Barking (Rippleside) Cemetery

07-Feb

MITCHELL, FRANK (1437972) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the 10 RS but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Narberth.  He is buried in Ogden Baptist Chapelyard

07-Feb

HEWITT, STANLEY (1523100) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving in the 10 RS but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Narberth.  He is buried in Redcar Cemetery

07-Feb

HEWETSON, ROBERT THOMAS (413997) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vengeance II, AN692 of No 1572 Flt, which crashed whilst attempting to make a forced landing whilst flying in a thunderstorm.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

07-Feb

RICHARDS, ERNEST CHARLES DAVID (125875) age: 26 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB320 'A2' of No 1656 HCU, which spun into the ground from cloud near Cheadle in Staffordshire during a nigh t navigation exercise.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

07-Feb

KERR, HUBERT LLOYD (J/27159) age: 28 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB320 'A2' of No 1656 HCU, which spun into the ground from cloud near Cheadle in Staffordshire during a nigh t navigation exercise.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

07-Feb

COULING, HERBERT JOHN (1582477) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB320 'A2' of No 1656 HCU, which spun into the ground from cloud near Cheadle in Staffordshire during a nigh t navigation exercise.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

07-Feb

MURRAY, KENNETH (1559341) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB320 'A2' of No 1656 HCU, which spun into the ground from cloud near Cheadle in Staffordshire during a nigh t navigation exercise.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery

07-Feb

JOSHUA, WILLIAM DESMOND (1419221) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB320 'A2' of No 1656 HCU, which spun into the ground from cloud near Cheadle in Staffordshire during a nigh t navigation exercise.  He is buried in Sarn Cemetery

07-Feb

DENNY, ALBERT JOHN (1863320) age: 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB320 'A2' of No 1656 HCU, which spun into the ground from cloud near Cheadle in Staffordshire during a nigh t navigation exercise.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery

07-Feb

PAYNE, RICHARD JOHN (1528967) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, V9983 of No 1662 HCU, which spun into the ground near Blyton after control was lost whilst taking action to avoid a collision shortly after taking off to carry out night circuits and landing practice.  He is buried in Barrow-in-Furness Cemetery

07-Feb

DALY, WILFRED HERBERT ALOYSIUS (415623) age: 25 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, V9983 of No 1662 HCU, which spun into the ground near Blyton after control was lost whilst taking action to avoid a collision shortly after taking off to carry out night circuits and landing practice.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

07-Feb

DAVISON, THOMAS RIDDLE(1367521) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, V9983 of No 1662 HCU, which spun into the ground near Blyton after control was lost whilst taking action to avoid a collision shortly after taking off to carry out night circuits and landing practice.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Mount Vernon) Roman Catholic Cemetery

07-Feb

NOWLAN, JOSEPH EDWIN GEORGE(1585902) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, V9983 of No 1662 HCU, which spun into the ground near Blyton after control was lost whilst taking action to avoid a collision shortly after taking off to carry out night circuits and landing practice.  He is buried in Romford Cemetery

07-Feb

SINGER, LESLIE NORMAN (1578129) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, V9983 of No 1662 HCU, which spun into the ground near Blyton after control was lost whilst taking action to avoid a collision shortly after taking off to carry out night circuits and landing practice.  He is buried in Solihull Cemetery

07-Feb

FREEMAN, HARRY RAYMOND (1818935) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, V9983 of No 1662 HCU, which spun into the ground near Blyton after control was lost whilst taking action to avoid a collision shortly after taking off to carry out night circuits and landing practice.  He is buried in Walsall (Ryecroft) Cemetery

07-Feb

NELSON, JOHN FREDERICK (1796160) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK192 of No 1663 HCU, which flew into Garrowby Hill between York and Driffield  during a daytime cross-country exercise in misty conditions.  The driver of a milk lorry was also killed.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery

07-Feb

McDONALD, PETER GORDON (1822095) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK192 of No 1663 HCU, which flew into Garrowby Hill between York and Driffield  during a daytime cross-country exercise in misty conditions.  The driver of a milk lorry was also killed.  He is buried in Glasgow Western Necropolis

07-Feb

HODSON, ALFRED JOHN SHIRLEY (130663) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK192 of No 1663 HCU, which flew into Garrowby Hill between York and Driffield  during a daytime cross-country exercise in misty conditions.  The driver of a milk lorry was also killed.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

07-Feb

SMITH, KENNETH (1577088) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK192 of No 1663 HCU, which flew into Garrowby Hill between York and Driffield  during a daytime cross-country exercise in misty conditions.  The driver of a milk lorry was also killed.  He is buried in Hednesford (St Peter) Churchyard Extensions

07-Feb

MEYLER, JOHN KINGSLEY (151321) age: 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK192 of No 1663 HCU, which flew into Garrowby Hill between York and Driffield  during a daytime cross-country exercise in misty conditions.  The driver of a milk lorry was also killed.  He is buried in Jarrow Cemetery

07-Feb

BRIGHT, STANLEY (1042582) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK192 of No 1663 HCU, which flew into Garrowby Hill between York and Driffield  during a daytime cross-country exercise in misty conditions.  The driver of a milk lorry was also killed.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (All Saints) Cemetery

07-Feb

BOOKER, SIDNEY JAMES (1866190) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK192 of No 1663 HCU, which flew into Garrowby Hill between York and Driffield  during a daytime cross-country exercise in misty conditions.  The driver of a milk lorry was also killed.  He is buried in/or was cremated at the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park

07-Feb

HARRISON, WALTER DAVID (J/25314) age: 29 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LX306 of No 18 (P) AFU, which crashed near Carswell in Northamptonshire whilst flying in turbulent weather conditions.  Harrison also killed.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

07-Feb

CARKNER, DUNCAN McVEY (R/135758) age: 26 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LX306 of No 18 (P) AFU, which crashed near Carswell in Northamptonshire whilst flying in turbulent weather conditions.  Harrison also killed.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

07-Feb

LEVER, ERNEST JAMES (418285) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, LA836 ZV-B of No 19 OTU, which came down in the sea off Lossiemouth during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Feb

BROOKS, DOUGLAS ARTHUR (1320768) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, LA836 ZV-B of No 19 OTU, which came down in the sea off Lossiemouth during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Feb

BROWN, JOHN ALDERTON (1487397) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, LA836 ZV-B of No 19 OTU, which came down in the sea off Lossiemouth during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Feb

HARLING, JOHN EDWIN (1623143) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, LA836 ZV-B of No 19 OTU, which came down in the sea off Lossiemouth during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Feb

SAUNDERS, ALAN RUSSEL (1896162) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, LA836 ZV-B of No 19 OTU, which came down in the sea off Lossiemouth during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Feb

WOODS, RAYMOND CRAIG (R/96024) age: 22 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, LA836 ZV-B of No 19 OTU, which came down in the sea off Lossiemouth during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Feb

SAVAGE, RAYMOND FREDERICK (1334056) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed in a flying accident whilst flying in Magister I, V1067 of No 3 GTS, which occurred at Stoke Orchard, probably whilst training LAC Keyworth.  He was cremated at Cheltenham Crematorium.

07-Feb

KEYWORTH, WILLIAM (643687) age: 22 RAF

LAC

He probably died from injuries sustained in a flying accident whilst flying in Magister I, V1067 of No 3 GTS, which occurred at Stoke Orchard, whilst receiving training from Flt Sgt Savage.  He is buried in Sheffield (Shiregreen) Cemetery.

07-Feb

COOKE, VICTOR JAMES THOMAS (1651212) age: 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina PBY-5B, FP166 of  VN8D8A, NAS Pensacola, which crashed into the Gulf of Mexico following a mid-air collision with an SNJ-4.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial.

07-Feb

LAIDLAW, HENRY (1568563) age: Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina PBY-5B, FP166 of  VN8D8A, NAS Pensacola, which crashed into the Gulf of Mexico following a mid-air collision with an SNJ-4.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial.

07-Feb

CLEGG, WILLIAM JOSEPH (1623761) age: 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina PBY-5B, FP166 of  VN8D8A, NAS Pensacola, which crashed into the Gulf of Mexico following a mid-air collision with an SNJ-4.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial.

07-Feb

AIREY, ROY ARTHUR (951960) age: 25 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Rotherham.  He is buried in Kimberworth (St Thomas) Churchyard

07-Feb

GILES, HAROLD JAMES (1166295) age: 33 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Stoke (31).  He is buried in Leysters (or Laysters) (St Andrew) Churchyard

08-Feb

McCOOK, NEIL JAMES (413948) age: 23 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP684 of No 3 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Lowestoft during a Roadstead.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Feb

LUSSIER, JOSEPH EMILE JEAN BAPTISTG. (J/90022) age: 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK362 of No 14 Sqn, which was lost on a flight between North Africa and Grottaglie.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Feb

IRWIN, JOHN HOWARD (J/21596) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK362 of No 14 Sqn, which was lost on a flight between North Africa and Grottaglie.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Feb

CROSKELL, GEOFFREY ARTHUR AUSTIN (133798) age: 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK362 of No 14 Sqn, which was lost on a flight between North Africa and Grottaglie.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Feb

CLIMPSON, THOMAS CHARLES (624799) age: Unknown RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK362 of No 14 Sqn, which was lost on a flight between North Africa and Grottaglie.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Feb

ELLENBOGEN, PERCY (77876) age: Unknown RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK362 of No 14 Sqn, which was lost on a flight between North Africa and Grottaglie.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Feb

MILFORD, KENNETH SYDNEY (1335323) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK362 of No 14 Sqn, which was lost on a flight between North Africa and Grottaglie.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Feb

SIMS, ARTHUR JAMES (1191722) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder IA, FK362 of No 14 Sqn, which was lost on a flight between North Africa and Grottaglie.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Feb

BAPTIE, THOMAS WILFRED (118640) age: 34 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota I, FD775 of No 31 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter during a supply dropping sortie to the 'Admin Box' near Arakan.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

08-Feb

WALKER, JAMES ARTHUR (40768) age: 25 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota I, FD775 of No 31 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter during a supply dropping sortie to the 'Admin Box' near Arakan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

08-Feb

SMETHURST, NEVILLE WALKER (1066794) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota I, FD775 of No 31 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter during a supply dropping sortie to the 'Admin Box' near Arakan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

08-Feb

COLNET, JOHN ROBERT (1432554) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN705 'W' of No 37 Sqn, which was destroyed when its 4,000lb bomb exploded on landing at Tortorella after aborting a raid to Padua.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

08-Feb

FINDLER, HAROLD (1432827) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN705 'W' of No 37 Sqn, which was destroyed when its 4,000lb bomb exploded on landing at Tortorella after aborting a raid to Padua.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

08-Feb

HIRST, HAROLD JOHN (151048) age: 27 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN705 'W' of No 37 Sqn, which was destroyed when its 4,000lb bomb exploded on landing at Tortorella after aborting a raid to Padua.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

08-Feb

SCHOLES, HAROLD (1490977) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN705 'W' of No 37 Sqn, which was destroyed when its 4,000lb bomb exploded on landing at Tortorella after aborting a raid to Padua.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

08-Feb

WILDE, BERNARD ROY (1101053) age: 27 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN705 'W' of No 37 Sqn, which was destroyed when its 4,000lb bomb exploded on landing at Tortorella after aborting a raid to Padua.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

08-Feb

BUGGE, O R () age: 

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIII, HK374 'R' of No 85 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Beachy Head after colliding with Wellington, LN185 of No 18 OTU during a fighter affiliation exercise.  

08-Feb

WOODS, ARTHUR BICKERSTAFF (75403) age: 39 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIII, HK374 'R' of No 85 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Beachy Head after colliding with Wellington, LN185 of No 18 OTU during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Kensal Green (St Mary's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

08-Feb

CARROLL, GERALD DENNIS (137405) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL114 NF-P of No 138 Sqn, which crashed at Antrans during Operation 'John 35'.  He is buried in Autrans Communal Cemetery

08-Feb

REID, ARTHUR EDWARD (J/22367) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL114 NF-P of No 138 Sqn, which crashed at Antrans during Operation 'John 35'.  He is buried in Autrans Communal Cemetery

08-Feb

TAYLOR, JAMES ALVIN (R/168071) age: 19 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL114 NF-P of No 138 Sqn, which crashed at Antrans during Operation 'John 35'.  He is buried in Autrans Communal Cemetery

08-Feb

CLEMENT, RONALD DENIS (1393760) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL114 NF-P of No 138 Sqn, which crashed at Antrans during Operation 'John 35'.  He is buried in Autrans Communal Cemetery

08-Feb

RADFORD, KENNETH WILLIAM (1890982) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL114 NF-P of No 138 Sqn, which crashed at Antrans during Operation 'John 35'.  He is buried in Autrans Communal Cemetery

08-Feb

THOMPSON, PETER THEODORE(1638225) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL114 NF-P of No 138 Sqn, which crashed at Antrans during Operation 'John 35'.  He is buried in Autrans Communal Cemetery

08-Feb

WOODROW, GORDON STANLEY (1601319) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL114 NF-P of No 138 Sqn, which crashed at Antrans during Operation 'John 35'.  He is buried in Autrans Communal Cemetery

08-Feb

DOWNES, JOHN (420162) age: 20 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IV, KZ607 of No 184 Sqn, which lost a wing after being hit by flak over Zudausque during a Ramrod on a Noball (V-1) site.  He is buried in Longuenesse {St Omer} Souvenir Cemetery

08-Feb

MATTHEWS, THOMAS WILLIAM (1326561) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in  of No 274 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery

08-Feb

WATEL, B R FFAF () age: 

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ329 'H' of No 342 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near St Pol.  He is buried in St Pol War Cemetery

08-Feb

WOODIWISS, RAYMOND FRANK  (173065) age: 19 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ329 'H' of No 342 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near St Pol.  He is buried in St Pol War Cemetery

08-Feb

JOHANNY, P FFAF () age: 

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ329 'H' of No 342 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near St Pol.  He is buried in St Pol War Cemetery

08-Feb

HANSON, EDWARD (J/22612) age: 28 RCAF

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ642 of No 415 Sqn, which crashed into the following a double engine failure whilst on an anti-shipping patrol over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Feb

ARMITAGE, ARTHUR ROBSON (J/85977) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ642 of No 415 Sqn, which crashed into the following a double engine failure whilst on an anti-shipping patrol over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Feb

CHAMPOUX, JOSEPH LUCIEN ANATOL(J/86268) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ642 of No 415 Sqn, which crashed into the following a double engine failure whilst on an anti-shipping patrol over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Feb

MACGILLIVRAY, ROBERT (J/86061) age: 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ642 of No 415 Sqn, which crashed into the following a double engine failure whilst on an anti-shipping patrol over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Feb

URBAN, RUSSELL (J/86062) age: 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ642 of No 415 Sqn, which crashed into the following a double engine failure whilst on an anti-shipping patrol over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Feb

GIBSON, MAURICE WEIR (C/2003) age: 26 RCAF

Sqn Ldr

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ642 of No 415 Sqn, which crashed into the following a double engine failure whilst on an anti-shipping patrol over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Feb

JONES, WILLIAM (1483713) age: 38 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst serving with No 2842 Sqn RAF Regiment, but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained, however his death was registered at Scotland?.  He is buried in Liverpool (West Derby) Cemetery

08-Feb

WHITEHURST, GEOFFREY CLAY (141701) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, JL715 of No 1 TTU, which crashed on the approach to Turnberry following an engine failure.  He is buried in Altrincham Bowdon and Hale (Altrincham) Cemetery

08-Feb

NOBLE, KEITH WELLS (PETER) (118390) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, JL715 of No 1 TTU, which crashed on the approach to Turnberry following an engine failure.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery

08-Feb

VIZARD, THOMAS (1257752) age: 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 10 SoTT, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

08-Feb

HOLMES, RONALD PERCY (1375674) age: 30 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in  of No 15 OTU, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery

08-Feb

GRAVES, REGINALD GORDON (1336898) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN185 of No 18 OTU, which collided with Mosquito XIII, HK374 of No 85 Sqn during a night fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Hove New Cemetery

08-Feb

RAMSEY, RONALD HENRY (1801882) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN185 of No 18 OTU, which collided with Mosquito XIII, HK374 of No 85 Sqn during a night fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Ipswich Cemetery

08-Feb

JOHNSON, STANLEY GORDON (1314210) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN185 of No 18 OTU, which collided with Mosquito XIII, HK374 of No 85 Sqn during a night fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Lane End (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

08-Feb

HARRISON, JOHN LOMAX (1620624) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN185 of No 18 OTU, which collided with Mosquito XIII, HK374 of No 85 Sqn during a night fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery

08-Feb

VARLEY, WILLIAM (2210716) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN185 of No 18 OTU, which collided with Mosquito XIII, HK374 of No 85 Sqn during a night fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in St Helens Cemetery

08-Feb

RIDDELL, JOHN (J/28219) age: 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN185 of No 18 OTU, which collided with Mosquito XIII, HK374 of No 85 Sqn during a night fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in West Thorney (St Nicholas) Churchyard

08-Feb

JONES, ALFRED CECIL (1450382) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN185 of No 18 OTU, which collided with Mosquito XIII, HK374 of No 85 Sqn during a night fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in West Thorney (St Nicholas) Churchyard

08-Feb

IRVINE, CHARLES ALEXANDER (1493121) age: 27 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6880 'M' of No 19 OTU, which crashed near Blairgowrie following an engine failure during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Barrow-in-Furness Cemetery

08-Feb

RICHARDSON, ALAN LYNTON (1816477) age: 19 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIA, 7094 (ex EX239) of No 22 AS, which crashed on this date no further details.  He is buried in Vereeniging Old Town Cemetery

08-Feb

PLEAVIN, BASIL (968522) age: 28 RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in Thailand of No 250 AMES, which .  He is buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

08-Feb

BASHFORTH, ALAN PEYMAN (1578122) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, HP183 of No 1606 (AAC) Flt, which crashed at Gorsach on Anglesey after colliding with a Bofors gun.  He is buried in Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery.

08-Feb

WAITE, ERNEST (962832) age: 37 RAFVR

LAC

He was a U/T Air Gunner at the EAGS and died from broncho pneumonia in the RAF Hospital at Bridgnorth.  He is buried in Wellingborough (Doddington Road) Cemetery.

08-Feb

HIDAGE/HILDIGE, DENNNIS CHARLES () age: 19 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Marden Cemetery

08-Feb

MARSHALL, HENRY GORDON (1343432) age: 30 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Mearns Cemetery

08-Feb

CROSS, FREDERICK WILLIAM SAMUEL (920444) age: 34 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Thanet.  He is buried in Balcombe (St Mary) Churchyard

09-Feb

MOODY, ERNEST WILLIAM (1324545) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN705 'W' of No 37 Sqn, which was destroyed when its 4,000lb bomb exploded on landing at Tortorella after aborting a raid to Padua.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

09-Feb

CUETO, FRANK (144290) age: 27 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JR442 'W' of No 56 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Dungeness during a Ramrod.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

09-Feb

HUGHES, ALBERT ARTHUR (621283) age: 28 RAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 110 Sqn but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Dewsbury.  He is buried in Bradford (Undercliffe) Cemetery

09-Feb

HAMMOND, DAVID CHARLES (414502) age: 21 RNZAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL689 of No 180 Sqn, which made a crash landing at Friston having been hit by flak.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

09-Feb

REYNOLDS, JAMES SAMUEL LORIOT (1320816) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ141 shot down by 109s off Cape Zulufi of No 252 Sqn, which .  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

09-Feb

STANGER, FRANK PHILLIP (413683) age: 22 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ141 shot down by 109s off Cape Zulufi of No 252 Sqn, which .  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

09-Feb

MEYER, REGINALD HENRY ROME(100613) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ287 of No 252 Sqn, which shot down by 109s near Leros off Cape Zulufi.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

09-Feb

GRIEVE, PETER (1395133) age: 27 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ287 of No 252 Sqn, which shot down by 109s near Leros off Cape Zulufi.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

09-Feb

BOON, WALTER HENRY (1192418) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ271 of No 252 Sqn, which shot down by 109s near Leros off Cape Zulufi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

09-Feb

SQUIRES, ALFRED WILLIAM (1391766) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ271 of No 252 Sqn, which shot down by 109s near Leros off Cape Zulufi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

09-Feb

TREIDER, O () age: 

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MK129 'Z' of No 331 Sqn, which he abandoned off Dieppe following an engine failure during Ramrod 534, but he did not survive.  He is buried in

09-Feb

MORGAN, RICHARD GWILYM (150184) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MH480 'U' of No 504 Sqn, which crashed near Petersfield following a combat with enemy aircraft during a Ramrod.  He was cremated at  Mortlake Crematorium

09-Feb

SLONSKI-OSTOJA, Marek (P.1953) age: 29 PAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IX, LR412 of No 540 Sqn, which flew into hills near Dolgellau, Walesduring a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Chessington (St Mary) Churchyard.

09-Feb

RICHES, PAUL DFC (119442) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito IX, LR412 of No 540 Sqn, which flew into hills near Dolgellau, Wales during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Chessington (St Mary) Churchyard

09-Feb

MANN, PETER RICHARD (1380272) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, MA367 of No 607 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese fighters over the Buthidaung area.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

09-Feb

HAMILTON, FREDERICK ROY (1500783) age: 23 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst serving with No 2914 Sqn RAF Regiment, but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

09-Feb

HALL, ROWLAND HINDLE(2214602) age: 30 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Lancaster.  He is buried in Bolton (Heaton) Cemetery.

09-Feb

HEMINGWAY, RAYMOND (1074680) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Bolingbroke, 10195 of No 5 BGS, which struck ground in vertical bank following an engine failure during an overshoot.  He is buried in Humboldt (Municipal) Cemetery.

09-Feb

ADAMS, IVOR MORCOMBE(1587575) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed/died whilst serving at Abu Sueir, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery

09-Feb

CROSS, PERCY ROBERT (1578025) age: 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and possibly died whilst being treated in the RAF Hospital, Halton, his death being registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Houghton-on-the-hill (St Catherine) Churchyard

09-Feb

GEROSA, ENRICO CECIL (1878192) age: 40 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in London Central.  He was cremated at  Croydon (Mitcham Road) Crematorium

09-Feb

WILLIAMSON, HERBERT (530003) age: 32 RAF

Cpl

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Macclesfield.  He is buried in Moston (St Joseph's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

09-Feb

BROWELL, FRANK VINCENT (924258) age: 28 RAFVR

Cpl

He was possibly serving at RAF Hucknall and found lying in the road near Blenheim Lane, Hucknall near his bicycle, a verdict of accidental death was decided.  He is buried in/or was cremated at the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park.

09-Feb

COLES, CHARLES CUNNINGHAM (1498602) age: 28 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Oxford.  He is buried in Great Bourton (All Saints) Churchyard

09-Feb

HARPER, FREDERICK JOHN (352665) age: 40 RAF

WO

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Wenlock.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

09-Feb

CHERRY, WILLIAM (1861463) age: 43 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Wharfedale.  He is buried in Skipton (St Stephen's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

10-Feb

LEIGH, ROBERT ERIC (412240) age: 22 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV DZ558 HS-T of No 109 Sqn, which came down at Laar during a raid to Krefeld.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

10-Feb

GREENWOOD, EDWARD JOSEPH (412131) age: 27 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, JK756 of No 126 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea off Corfu by return fire from an enemy aircraft he was attacking.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

10-Feb

HULSE, ARTHUR LESLIE(1323051) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, LW245 NP-P of No 158 Sqn, which was abandoned after being hit by incendiaries from an aircraft above on 20 Dec 1943, but he died in captivity.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Feb

SANDERSON, ROBERT LOUIS (J/19659) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF153 EX-D of No 199 Sqn, which crashed into woods shortly after taking off from Lakenheath possibly due to a mechanical failure.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

10-Feb

GEORGE, HERBERT ROYSTON (1801357) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF153 EX-D of No 199 Sqn, which crashed into woods shortly after taking off from Lakenheath possibly due to a mechanical failure.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

10-Feb

ALLSON, ALAN ERNEST (146712) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF153 EX-D of No 199 Sqn, which crashed into woods shortly after taking off from Lakenheath possibly due to a mechanical failure.  He is buried in Lyminge (SS Mary and Ethelburga) Churchyard

10-Feb

MILES, BERTRAM WILLIAM (168625) age: 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF153 EX-D of No 199 Sqn, which crashed into woods shortly after taking off from Lakenheath possibly due to a mechanical failure.  He is buried in Walton and Weybridge (Weybridge) Cemetery

10-Feb

THOMAS, K G (143260) age: 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, JK786 of No 225 Sqn, which failed to return from a artillery spotting escort sortie.  He is buried in Minturno War Cemetery

10-Feb

BLACKWELL, HARRY CHARLES (109105) age: 29 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in  of No 296 Sqn, which .  He is buried in/or was cremated at the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park

10-Feb

McAVITY, HUGH KAY(J/4884) age: 24 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IV, LE568 of No 439 Sqn, which dived into the sea off Ayr whilst leading a formation at 1,500 ft.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-Feb

CRACKNELL, DERRICK MICHAEL (1387956) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, MS700 of No 679 Sqn, which crashed at Ipswich after control was lost in a snowstorm.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

10-Feb

OVERMAN, ROBERT HERBERT WILLIAM (1725311) age: Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, MS700 of No 679 Sqn, which crashed at Ipswich after control was lost in a snowstorm.  He is buried in Castle Acre (St James) Churchyard

10-Feb

PILCHER, ARTHUR EDWARD (1422507) age: 42 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 5019 (Airfield Construction) Sqn but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained, his death being registered at Hammersmith.  He is buried in Greenford Park Cemetery

10-Feb

LIPSCOMB, EDWIN JACK (151683) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIC, JL432 of No 2 (C) OTU, which came down in the North Sea during an early morning cross country navigation exercise.  He is buried in Speen (St Mary) Churchyard

10-Feb

McPHERSON, CECIL ALEXANDER (413321) age: 25 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIC, JL432 of No 2 (C) OTU, which came down in the North Sea during an early morning cross country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-Feb

JARVIS, GLYN ROBERT (112163) age: 41 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 2016 AMES, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

10-Feb

WOOD, RICHARD NORMAN (1292048) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He had been serving at AHQ India but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Rangoon.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

10-Feb

EMMINS, JOHN (353340) age: 51 RAF

WO

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Bucklow.  He is buried in Kensington (Hanwell) Cemetery

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