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Casualties - 11 - 14 February 1944


11 Feb

BROOKS, JOHN CUNNINGHAM (713013) age: 26 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving with No 2 Sqn but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Biggleswade.  He is buried in Cardington (St Mary) Church Cemetery

 

HARRIS, FREDERICK MOSES CYRIL HENRY (1836450) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JN959 of No 148 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in Montenegro whilst on a special duties mission to Albania.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

 

PALMER, JAMES (1802051) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JN959 of No 148 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in Montenegro whilst on a special duties mission to Albania.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

 

PLAXTON, NAIRNE EDWIN DFM (650538) age: 23 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JN959 of No 148 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in Montenegro whilst on a special duties mission to Albania.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

 

HOUGH, BERNARD AUSTIN (415424) age: 30 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JN959 of No 148 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in Montenegro whilst on a special duties mission to Albania.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

 

LEE, EDWARD GEORGE(410502) age: 24 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JN959 of No 148 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in Montenegro whilst on a special duties mission to Albania.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

 

McGUGAN, IAN (414720) age: 27 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JN959 of No 148 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in Montenegro whilst on a special duties mission to Albania.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

 

MANN, PERCY GARFIELD (412601) age: 38 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JN959 of No 148, which flew into a mountain in Montenegro whilst on a special duties mission to Albania.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

 

NEVINS, JOHN EDMUND (J/24146) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX346 of No 158 Sqn, which he abandoned after it entered a spin during a training flight but he slipped out of his parachute and was killed.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

 

CUNDIFF, VICTOR RONALD (1436622) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hitchin of No 158 Sqn, which he abandoned after it entered a spin during a training flight but he slipped out of his parachute and was killed.  He is buried in Macclesfield Cemetery

 

McDONALD, JOHN WALTER (414419) age: 26 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander IIIA, V9822 MA-E of No 161 Sqn, which overturned and burst into flames on its third attempt to land at Farges-en-Septaine during a SIS Operation - Serbie .  He is buried in Farges-en-Saptaine Communal Cemetery

 

HOLLAND, JOHN DE BEAUVOIR (169116) age: 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JR260 of No 183 Sqn, which came down off the Isle of Wight following an engine failure during a Ramrod.  He is buried in Chichester Cemetery

 

WRIGHT, KEITH FIELDING (999812) age: 26 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, JL585 of No 227 Sqn, which ditched off Spetsai probably as the result of flak damage.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

 

MADDEN, JOSEPH LEO ANTHONY (J/86136) age: 24 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIII, HK520 of No 410 Sqn, which crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Bradwell Bay.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

 

CURRIE, RUSSELL (R/146131) age: 21 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIII, HK520 of No 410 Sqn, which crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Bradwell Bay.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

 

ARGYLE, PETER (152421) age: 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, HJ715 of No 418 Sqn, which flew into the ground shortly after taking off from Ford.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

 

SANAGAN, ALAN LEWIS (J/6939) age: 26 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, HJ715 of No 418 Sqn, which flew into the ground shortly after taking off from Ford.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

 

SHANAHAN, JOHN JAMES (1801992) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW395 KW-O of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Hanbury in Worcestershire following a engine failure during a Bullseye exercise.  He is buried in Cromer No.2 Burial Ground

 

ALBERT, JOSEPH HENRY YVON (J/88332) age: 23 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW395 KW-O of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Hanbury in Worcestershire following a engine failure during a Bullseye exercise.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery

 

AUBIN, JOSEPH GILBERT DOLLARD (J/85928) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW395 KW-O of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Hanbury in Worcestershire following a engine failure during a Bullseye exercise.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery

 

DUBROY, WILLIAM EDMOND (J/85409) age: 26 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW395 KW-O of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Hanbury in Worcestershire following a engine failure during a Bullseye exercise.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery

 

FLEURY, JOSEPH OSCAR ROLLAND (J/89M7) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW395 KW-O of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Hanbury in Worcestershire following a engine failure during a Bullseye exercise.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery

 

MAYVILLE, JOSEPH FERNARD (R/141896) age: 23 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW395 KW-O of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Hanbury in Worcestershire following a engine failure during a Bullseye exercise.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery

 

MITTON, HAROLD BERTRAM (1319639) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW395 KW-O of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Hanbury in Worcestershire following a engine failure during a Bullseye exercise.  He was cremated at  Nottingham Crematorium

 

BOWMER, JOSEPH DESMOND (127844) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP758 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

 

DURNFORD, ROY EARL(J/23687) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP758 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

 

HUTCHESON, ERIC HARRY (J/24117) age: 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP758 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

 

BOON, STANLEY JOHN ALBERT (1210229) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP758 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

 

HOWE, RONALD THOMAS BERTRAM (1196848) age: 32 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP758 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

 

SPANNER, ROY FREDERICK (1210232) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP758 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

 

CROSS, RONALD CLAUDE(1576987) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, W9205 of No 1 TEU, which dived into the sea off Arbroath during a dive bombing exercise.  He is buried in Northampton (Kingsthorpe) Cemetery

 

HOLE, MERVYN (1896665) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3215 of No 21 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from More-in-Marsh for a Bullseye exercise, probably due to an engine failure.  He is buried in Deal Cemetery

 

BREEN, MICHAEL JOSEPH (1797554) age: 18 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3215 of No 21 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from More-in-Marsh for a Bullseye exercise, probably due to an engine failure.  He is buried in Naas (St Corban's) Catholic Cemetery

 

MARTIN, JAMES FRANCIS (23503) age: 26 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3215 of No 21 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from More-in-Marsh for a Bullseye exercise, probably due to an engine failure.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

 

ARMITAGE, JOHN EDWARD (1548659) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3215 of No 21 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from More-in-Marsh for a Bullseye exercise, probably due to an engine failure.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

 

EARWAKER, PERCIVAL HENRY (1398359) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3215 of No 21 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from More-in-Marsh for a Bullseye exercise, probably due to an engine failure.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

 

PURVIS, LEONARD (1612021) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3215 of No 21 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from More-in-Marsh for a Bullseye exercise, probably due to an engine failure.  He is buried in South Ealing Cemetery

 

LOUGHNAN, GERALD HAMILTON (16142) age: Unknown RAF

Wg Cdr

He was probably killed whilst flying in Defiant I, DS154 of No 25 AACU, which crashed near Eastleigh.  He is buried in Nairobi War Cemetery

 

WELSTEAD, ARTHUR JAMES (1397743) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Wellington X, HF516 'K' of No 30 OTU, which crashed on landing at Hixon following an engine failure.  He is buried in Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery

 

McDOWALL, JAMES (1074721) age: 32 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 305 MU, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

 

WITHERS, KENNETH GEORGE(77156) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 338 Wing, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in El Alia Cemetery

 

KNIGHT, PETER HERBERT (525754) age: 27 RAF

LAC

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

11 Feb

HARRISON, ERNEST VANCOUVER (VAN) (76518) age: 46 RAFVR

Wg Cdr

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Newton Abbott.  He is buried in Torquay Cemetery and Extension

12 Feb

PUDDUCK, HARRY GEORGE(1806702) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4119 VN-Q of No 50 Sqn, which spun into the ground at East Kirkby in Lincolnshire following an engine fire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

 

BALL, FREDERICK CHARLES (1161312) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4119 VN-Q of No 50 Sqn, which spun into the ground at East Kirkby in Lincolnshire following an engine fire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Erdington (SS Thomas and Edmund of Canterbury) Roman Catholic Cemetery

 

KING, CONSTANT (978905) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4119 VN-Q of No 50 Sqn, which spun into the ground at East Kirkby in Lincolnshire following an engine fire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery

 

MOORE, ERNEST DONALD (1800381) age: 31 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4119 VN-Q of No 50 Sqn, which spun into the ground at East Kirkby in Lincolnshire following an engine fire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Tottenham Cemetery

 

HOLMES, ERNEST DOUGLAS (403927) age: 26 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk III, FR872 of No 112 Sqn, which disappeared whilst on a test flight.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

 

PURDY, JACK WILLIAM THOMAS (169567) age: 26 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MM974 'R' of No 137 Sqn, which failed to return from a Ramrod to Ardouval.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

 

KEMP, RUSSELL WILLIAM (J/21472) age: 26 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR910 VR-R of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie off Borkum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

 

REMPEL, WALTER EARLE(J/11436) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR910 VR-R of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie off Borkum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

 

LAIDLAW, DAVID DRYSDAL(J/21293) age: 26 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR910 VR-R of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie off Borkum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

 

MILLER, ALFRED STEPHEN (R/142441) age: 26 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR910 VR-R of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie off Borkum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

 

LAGDON, STANLEY ALFRED (931729) age: 33 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR910 VR-R of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie off Borkum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

 

BACHAND, JOSEPH GILLES (R/104790) age: 23 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR910 VR-R of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie off Borkum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

 

ASHTON, JOHN NORMAN STEPHEN (172209) age: 33 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR910 VR-R of No 420 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie off Borkum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

 

PEMBERTON, WILLIAM LESLIE(1262146) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK248 of No 12 OTU, which crashed onto Watling Street 9 miles from Chipping Warden during a night bombing practice sortie.  He is buried in Banbury Cemetery

 

VAGG, ROBERT ARTHUR JAMES (J/23744) age: 28 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK248 of No 12 OTU, which crashed onto Watling Street 9 miles from Chipping Warden during a night bombing practice sortie.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

 

SERGEANT, LINDSAY MORTON (420604) age: 31 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK248 of No 12 OTU, which crashed onto Watling Street 9 miles from Chipping Warden during a night bombing practice sortie.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

 

WILLIAMS, HAROLD LEES (1579033) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK248 of No 12 OTU, which crashed onto Watling Street 9 miles from Chipping Warden during a night bombing practice sortie.  He is buried in Tipton Cemetery

 

NETTLETON, WILLIAM HERBERT (160604) age: 31 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, NM306 of No 15 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground at speed whilst undertaking a cross-country W/T exercise.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

 

DOWLING, ROY WILLIAM (418647) age: 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, NM306 of No 15 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground at speed whilst undertaking a cross-country W/T exercise.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

 

CARR, CHARLES (659081) age: 32 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT585 TT-D of No 1658 HCU, which crashed on landing at Riccall and burst into flames on its return from night cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

 

FOX, JOHN BRUCE(R/160403) age: 26 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK129 of No 1659 HCU, which crashed on landing at Riccall and burst into flames on its return from night cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

 

FAIRHEAD, ERNEST (J/88531) age: 23 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK129 of No 1659 HCU, which crashed on landing near Topcliffe on its return from a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

 

JENNINGS, ALBERT EDWARD (1540656) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK129 of No 1659 HCU, which crashed on landing near Topcliffe on its return from a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Rochdale Cemetery

 

MATHEWS, ROBERT NOEL (116727) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6673 TY-C of No 24 OTU, which collided with N1375 on landing at Honeybourne after practicing night circuits and landing.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

 

HOPKINS, DAVID LEONARD (574313) age: 21 RAF

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

 

MADLEY, LESLIE VINCENT (1309351) age: 31 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving or travelling on SS Khedivc Ishmail, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12 Feb

CHARLTON, NORMAN (1036929) age: 23 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 Blyth (Cowpen) Cemetery

13 Feb

UNWIN, JOSEPH ARTHUR (129568) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ240 of No 47 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

 

FARMER, KENNETH ROY (1215062) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ240 of No 47 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 110.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

 

WRIGHT, CHARLES FREDERICK (1118992) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL505 'B' of No 62 Sqn, which swung on take off from Comilla and collided with a number of USAAF C-47s.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

 

KINGSWOOD, FREDERICK HENRY WILLIAM (416003) age: 22 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL505 'B' of No 62 Sqn, which swung on take off from Comilla and collided with a number of USAAF C-47s.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

 

CUNNINGHAM, RALPH JOSEPH (1062701) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL505 'B' of No 62 Sqn, which swung on take off from Comilla and collided with a number of USAAF C-47s.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

 

MARTIN, SELWYN WILLIAM BRUCE(421605) age: 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, JA136 of No 70 Sqn, which flew into a hill in cloud on its return from a raid on Cisterna.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

 

FANCE, ALBERT CHARLES (1320851) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, JA136 of No 70 Sqn, which flew into a hill in cloud on its return from a raid on Cisterna.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

 

APPLETON, ROBIN ERIC (1440338) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, JA136 of No 70 Sqn, which flew into a hill in cloud on its return from a raid on Cisterna.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

 

BOWEN, PETER DUNCAN (42481) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD629 of No 169 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk during a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

 

ATKINSON, JOHN LATIMER (173151) age: 35 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD629 of No 169 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk during a training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

 

FINCH, ELDON GRANT (J/24422) age: 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IV, KZ559 of No 184 Sqn, which crashed whilst approaching to land.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

 

BLIGH, REX WILLIAM (1453884) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in  of No 240 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Madras (St Mary's) Cemetery, Chennai

 

TUCKER, WALTER FRANK FREDERICK (1151261) age: Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in  of No 246 Sqn, which .  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

 

WILLIAMS, GEORGE(1502741) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JR215 of No 263 Sqn, which was probably shot down by flak during a Rodeo to Champs-Etampes.  He is buried in Guillerval Communal Cemetery

 

CALLEAR, RAYMOND ELVIN (1549845) age: 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in  of No 354 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata

 

CAMPBELL, SYDNEY NEAM (412335) age: 29 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA104 'S' of No 458 Sqn, which ditched off the Corsican coast possibly as a result of ice buildup causing a loss of airspeed.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

 

LIPSCOMB, WILLIAM MCIVER MOUNSELL (421740) age: 22 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA104 'S' of No 458 Sqn, which ditched off the Corsican coast possibly as a result of ice buildup causing a loss of airspeed.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

 

BRANDON, HARRY WILLIAM (1388140) age: 31 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA104 'S' of No 458 Sqn, which ditched off the Corsican coast possibly as a result of ice buildup causing a loss of airspeed.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

 

PARKIN, GORDON GEORGE(10158) age: 30 RAAF

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA104 'S' of No 458 Sqn, which ditched off the Corsican coast possibly as a result of ice buildup causing a loss of airspeed.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

 

ADAIR, THOMAS (1531154) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA104 'S' of No 458 Sqn, which ditched off the Corsican coast possibly as a result of ice buildup causing a loss of airspeed.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

 

KENNY, KIERAN (9352) age: 24 RAAF

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA104 'S' of No 458 Sqn, which ditched off the Corsican coast possibly as a result of ice buildup causing a loss of airspeed.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

 

GORDON, JOHN IRVIN(412218) age: 31 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV382 KO-J of No 617 Sqn, which crashed at Waltham Down in Sussex shortly after taking off from Ford to return to Woodall Spa.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery

 

DAVIDSON, NORMAN JAMES (J/22514) age: 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV382 KO-J of No 617 Sqn, which crashed at Waltham Down in Sussex shortly after taking off from Ford to return to Woodall Spa.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery

 

DEMPSTER, JOHN MCBRID(J/17206) age: 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV382 KO-J of No 617 Sqn, which crashed at Waltham Down in Sussex shortly after taking off from Ford to return to Woodall Spa.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery

 

PULFORD, JOHN (652403) age: 24 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV382 KO-J of No 617 Sqn, which crashed at Waltham Down in Sussex shortly after taking off from Ford to return to Woodall Spa.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery

 

RICHES, JOHN PAUL (1390921) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV382 KO-J of No 617 Sqn, which crashed at Waltham Down in Sussex shortly after taking off from Ford to return to Woodall Spa.  He is buried in Lingfield (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard Extension

 

HALL, STANLEY GEORG (411775) age: 23 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV382 KO-J of No 617 Sqn, which crashed at Waltham Down in Sussex shortly after taking off from Ford to return to Woodall Spa.  He is buried in Wickham Market Cemetery

 

HAY, ROBERT CLAUDE DFC and Bar (407074) age: 30 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV402 of No 617 Sqn, which he was killed by shell fire during the bomb run on the Antheor Viaduct on Sardinia when the aircraft was attacked by a fighter.  He is buried in Cagliari (St Michele) Communal Cemetery

 

LLOYD, THOMAS WILLIAMS DSO (84133) age: 52 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV382 KO-J of No 617 Sqn, which crashed at Waltham Down in Sussex shortly after taking off from Ford to return to Woodall Spa.  He was cremated at Cheltenham Crematorium.

 

BOOTH, SYDNEY (1621356) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LM658 of No 15 OTU, which was lost without a trace during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

 

CHALTON, HAROLD (966881) age: 27 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LM658 of No 15 OTU, which was lost without a trace during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

 

LONG, SAMUEL (1595256) age: 34 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LM658 of No 15 OTU, which was lost without a trace during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

 

MORGAN, IEUAN GLYNN(1424536) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LM658 of No 15 OTU, which was lost without a trace during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

 

PARKER, PETER THOMAS (1585229) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LM658 of No 15 OTU, which was lost without a trace during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

 

WEBBER, GEORGE RICHARD (364372) age: 37 RAF

Flt Sgt

He had been serving at Kai Tak but died in Japanese captivity, probably whilst being held in a camp at Amagasaki in Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery

 

NEWMAN, CECIL CHARLES JAMES (1429377) age: 22 RAFVR

Cpl

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

 

FITZJOHN, STANLEY BERNARD (1645928) age: 20 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Gloucester R.  He is buried in Gloucester Old Cemetery

 

COOPER, STANLEY COULSTON (1471750) age: 42 RAFVR

AC1

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 South Ealing Cemetery

13 Feb

DALTRY, WILLIAM GEORGE(1431936) age: 28 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 5 Wing, RAF Cosford and died in the RAF Hospital, Cosford from a 'diabetic coma.  He is buried in Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery.

13 Feb

MANSELL, WALTER BASIL(702474) age: 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Northallerton.  He is buried in Scarborough (Manor Road) Cemetery

14 Feb

BRODIE, JOHN MCANDREW (J/7602) age: 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JF344 of No 32 Sqn, which shot down by flak and crashed near Baska Voda, Makarska, Yugoslavia.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

 

GRIFFITHS, PAUL HILTON (1384293) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He had been serving with No 99 Sqn but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Rangoon.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

 

AITCHISON, ALEXANDER SWANSTON  (127205) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP649 'H' of No 247 Sqn, which crashed near Chateaudun during a Ranger sortie.  He is buried in Orleans Main Cemetery

 

TIDDY, ALASTAIR JAMES (145680) age: 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane II, LA110 of No 258 Sqn, which failed to return from a Rhubarb to Akyab.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

 

LINDSAY, JOHN (J/87617) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, ES318 of No 274 Sqn, which was shot down in the Asoli area whilst strafing enemy MT.  He is buried in Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio

 

ZABEK, ZYGMUNT JAN (J/18069) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MH734 of No 412 Sqn, which crashed at Knockholt in Kent following an engine failure.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

 

ROY, JOSEPH NOEL LEOPOLD (R/108470) age: 24 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FP545 of No 459 Sqn, which failed to return. 4 others killed.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

 

CALDOW, LINDSAY ALLAN (409078) age: 23 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FP545 of No 459 Sqn, which failed to return. Roy also killed.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

 

NORRIS, ERIC MAXWELL SHERWIN (408265) age: 23 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FP545 of No 459 Sqn, which failed to return. Roy also killed.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

 

WALKER, DOUGLAS VICTOR (R/104210) age: 25 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FP545 of No 459 Sqn, which failed to return. Roy also killed.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

 

McCARTHY, VINCENT ALWYN (420029) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, BR430 of No 682 Sqn, which probably came down in the sea whilst conducting a PR sortie to Candia and Piraeus.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

 

PRITCHARD, PERCY JOHN (849864) age: 44 AuxAF

LAC

He was killed whilst serving with No 927 Sqn but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained, his death being registered in Birmingham.  He is buried in Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery

 

ROGERS, EDWARD JAMES (1187683) age: 35 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst serving with No 958 Sqn but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained, his death being registered in Swansea.  He is buried in Bristol (Canford) Cemetery

 

SHANN, ARTHUR FREDERICK (639287) age: 25 RAF

Sgt

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 130 EU, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

 

DEXTER, JOHN (1451684) age: 27 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB278 of No 1674 HCU, which crashed into Moricombe Bay off Kirkbride.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

 

OLSON, PAUL ALFRED (J/23786) age: 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB278 of No 1674 HCU, which crashed into Moricombe Bay off Kirkbride.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

 

KING, ERNEST LESLIE(798753) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB278 of No 1674 HCU, which crashed into Moricombe Bay off Kirkbride.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

 

PELTIER, JOSEPH MARY EDMOND (R/178900) age: 21 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB278 of No 1674 HCU, which crashed into Moricombe Bay off Kirkbride.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

 

IZZARD, PHILLIP DAVID (578635) age: 19 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB278 of No 1674 HCU, which crashed into Moricombe Bay off Kirkbride.  He is buried in City of Westminster (Paddington) Cemetery, Mill Hill

 

LYE, WILLIAM HAROLD (157682) age: 30 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB278 of No 1674 HCU, which crashed into Moricombe Bay off Kirkbride.  He is buried in Fulford Cemetery

 

BALLARD, CYRIL JAMES (149960) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB278 of No 1674 HCU, which crashed into Moricombe Bay off Kirkbride.  He is buried in Kirkburton (Kirkheaton) Cemetery

 

COLLINSON, JAMES (168979) age: 25 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB278 of No 1674 HCU, which crashed into Moricombe Bay off Kirkbride.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St Andrew's and Jesmond) Cemetery

 

BOSTOCK, WALTER BERT (1032947) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB278 of No 1674 HCU, which crashed into Moricombe Bay off Kirkbride.  He is buried in Northwich Cemetery

 

WILKINSON, FREDERICK GILBERT (119524) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB278 of No 1674 HCU, which crashed into Moricombe Bay off Kirkbride.  He is buried in Withernsea Cemetery

 

BARKER, BENJAMIN (1015042) age: 32 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, 3588 of No 21 AS, which crashed in the circuit at Wildebeestkuil ALG.  He is buried in Kimberley (West End) Cemetery

 

CRAIG, MICHAEL JOSEPH (R/123025) age: 23 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ110 of No 22 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames on an undershoot at Snitterfield whilst practising circuits and landings.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery

 

KARAIM, TONY JOHN (R/210272) age: 22 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ110 of No 22 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames on an undershoot at Snitterfield whilst practising circuits and landings.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery

 

SHIELDS, ROBERT WILLIAM (R/166344) age: 28 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ110 of No 22 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames on an undershoot at Snitterfield whilst practising circuits and landings.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery

 

GOODMAN, ARTHUR HENRY (R/60369) age: 25 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ110 of No 22 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames on an undershoot at Snitterfield whilst practising circuits and landings.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery

 

BURTON, LEONARD WILLIAM (1662713) age: 38 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 226 Grp Pool, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

 

MORTON, EARLE FREDERICK DFC(J/16333) age: 28 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HX863 of No 60 OTU, which spun into the sea from a roll whilst carrying out an air-to-air firing exercise against a drogue.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

 

CULCHETH, WILLIAM ERNEST (J/4815) age: 34 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HX863 of No 60 OTU, which spun into the sea from a roll whilst carrying out an air-to-air firing exercise against a drogue.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

 

DEE, JOHN SAMUEL (358989) age: 42 RAF

WO

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Scotland?.  He was cremated at  Edinburgh (Warriston) Crematorium

 

DEELEY, IRIS MIRIAM (2130707) age: 21 WAAF

LACW

She was serving at RAF Kidbrooke but on her way back to the station after a weekend pass she was raped and murdered by Gunner Ernest James Harman Kemp.  She is buried in/or was cremated at the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park.

14 Feb

BROOKES, WALTER LESLIE(1275075) age: 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving at Vavuniya, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

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