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Casualties - 12 - 14 March 1944


12-Mar

ATHERDEN, WILLIAM (1389138) age: 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst serving with No 17 Sqn but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery

12-Mar

HAYWARD, LESLIE ALEC DFM(124123) age: 28 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HX225 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine sortie over the Bay of Biscay, possibly being shot down by a U-boat whilst making an attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

RICE, WILLIAM JOSEPH (133451) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HX225 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine sortie over the Bay of Biscay, possibly being shot down by a U-boat whilst making an attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

WILSON, JOHN (135456) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HX225 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine sortie over the Bay of Biscay, possibly being shot down by a U-boat whilst making an attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

WEBSTER, FRANCIS LLEWELLYN (425084) age: 28 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HX225 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine sortie over the Bay of Biscay, possibly being shot down by a U-boat whilst making an attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

McCORMICK, ROBERT JOSEPH (J/89884) age: 27 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HX225 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine sortie over the Bay of Biscay, possibly being shot down by a U-boat whilst making an attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

PARKES, THOMAS (1232842) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HX225 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine sortie over the Bay of Biscay, possibly being shot down by a U-boat whilst making an attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

POTTER, RONALD ALFRED (1604343) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HX225 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine sortie over the Bay of Biscay, possibly being shot down by a U-boat whilst making an attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

BONAR, ROBERT JAMES (639601) age: 24 RAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HX225 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine sortie over the Bay of Biscay, possibly being shot down by a U-boat whilst making an attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

SAYER, CHARLES EDWARD (1315478) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XIV, RB172 of No 91 Sqn, which crashed near Turnhouse whilst it was escorting a B-24 attempting to regain its base.  He is buried in Exeter (Exwick or St Thomas) Cemetery

12-Mar

ADAMS, WILLIAM (1154457) age: Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst serving with No 136 Sqn but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kohima War Cemetery

12-Mar

ALLEN, KEITH FOWLER (410936) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ480 EX-S of No 199 Sqn, which crashed near Lake Hourtin near Naujac-sur-mer during a Gardening sortie  off the South-West coast of France.  He is buried in Naujac-sur-Mer Communal Cemetery

12-Mar

MILLS, THOMAS GEORGE DAVID (410509) age: 27 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ480 EX-S of No 199 Sqn, which crashed near Lake Hourtin near Naujac-sur-mer during a Gardening sortie  off the South-West coast of France.  He is buried in Naujac-sur-Mer Communal Cemetery

12-Mar

CANTWELL, REGINALD HORACE(1894616) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ480 EX-S of No 199 Sqn, which crashed near Lake Hourtin near Naujac-sur-mer during a Gardening sortie  off the South-West coast of France.  He is buried in Naujac-sur-Mer Communal Cemetery

12-Mar

CLARK, JAMES (1346415) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ480 EX-S of No 199 Sqn, which crashed near Lake Hourtin near Naujac-sur-mer during a Gardening sortie  off the South-West coast of France.  He is buried in Naujac-sur-Mer Communal Cemetery

12-Mar

EBSWORTH, WILLIAM HOWELL (1378087) age: 34 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ480 EX-S of No 199 Sqn, which crashed near Lake Hourtin near Naujac-sur-mer during a Gardening sortie  off the South-West coast of France.  He is buried in Naujac-sur-Mer Communal Cemetery

12-Mar

TYM, ALAN (1816965) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ480 EX-S of No 199 Sqn, which crashed near Lake Hourtin near Naujac-sur-mer during a Gardening sortie  off the South-West coast of France.  He is buried in Naujac-sur-Mer Communal Cemetery

12-Mar

WEST, CECIL REGINALD (1502402) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ480 EX-S of No 199 Sqn, which crashed near Lake Hourtin near Naujac-sur-mer during a Gardening sortie  off the South-West coast of France.  He is buried in Naujac-sur-Mer Communal Cemetery

12-Mar

SMITH, GRAHAM NATT (416719) age: 21 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN129 of No 263 Sqn, which crashed near Warmwell whilst on a low flying formation practice flight.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

12-Mar

HART, GEORGE HENRY (411890) age: 27 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FN958 'K' of No 519 Sqn, which failed to return from a 'Recipe' met flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

OVERTON, BRYAN GEORGE(128982) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FN958 'K' of No 519 Sqn, which failed to return from a 'Recipe' met flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

COOK, WALTER STUART (421169) age: 22 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FN958 'K' of No 519 Sqn, which failed to return from a 'Recipe' met flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

YOUNG, CLYDE THOMAS (R/154828) age: 22 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FN958 'K' of No 519 Sqn, which failed to return from a 'Recipe' met flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

CARPENTER, PETER JOHN (36229) age: 25 RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FN958 'K' of No 519 Sqn, which failed to return from a 'Recipe' met flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

PARSEY, ERNEST HENRY (1389683) age: 18 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst serving with No 612 Sqn but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Guidel Communal Cemetery

12-Mar

LAND, LOUIS IRVING (120805) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst serving with No 612 Sqn but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

WARD, LEONARD WILLIAM GEORGE(45743) age: 32 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst serving with No 612 Sqn but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

GRINNELL, HAROLD FREDERICK (1007084) age: 25 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst serving with No 612 Sqn but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

POOLE, DENIS JOHN ERNEST (1332999) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst serving with No 612 Sqn but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

BURT, REGINALD ERNEST (1333822) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst serving with No 612 Sqn but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

WOOD, CHARLES STEWART GRANT (155765) age: 33 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LX745 of No 11 (P) AFU, which flew into Shining Tor near Buxton in Derbyshire.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

12-Mar

LIGGETT, GERALD CAMPBELL (J/35331) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LX745 of No 11 (P) AFU, which flew into Shining Tor near Buxton in Derbyshire.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

12-Mar

HALL, JOSEPH GEORGE (JOE) (1338841) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LX745 of No 11 (P) AFU, which flew into Shining Tor near Buxton in Derbyshire.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

12-Mar

LEGG, JOHN FREDERICK (1314337) age: 23 RAFVR

AC1

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 167 Wing, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

12-Mar

PEARSON, JAMES JONAS (1247670) age: Unknown RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 167 Wing, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

12-Mar

LAST, FREDERICK WILLIAM JOHN (68967) age: 31 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 221 Grp, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Imphal War Cemetery

12-Mar

SAUNDERS, CHARLIE(980128) age: 24 RAFVR

Cpl

He had been serving with No 243 AMES but was taken away by the Kempai Tai (Japanese Secret Police) after striking a guard at Palembang whilst in captivity and never seen again.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

12-Mar

BAMFORD, ERIC (1624851) age: 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst serving with No 27 AS but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery

12-Mar

WALKER, WILLIAM ARTHUR (J/88227) age: 24 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, HV475 of No 28 (or 17?) Sqn, which from which he baled out after his aircraft was damaged by a Japanese fighter.  However, he did not survive.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

12-Mar

BAILLIE, JAMES DUNCAN MACTAVISH (156690) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle II, V1604 of No 42 OTU, which crashed near Ashbourne on its return from a night cross-country exercise probably due to inadequate instrument flying.  He is buried in Ardrossan Cemetery

12-Mar

WHITE, NORMAN (1522662) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle II, V1604 of No 42 OTU, which crashed near Ashbourne on its return from a night cross-country exercise probably due to inadequate instrument flying.  He is buried in Brighouse Cemetery

12-Mar

VAN LEEMPUTTEN, WILLEBRODUS MARIA ANTOIN(152444) age: 27 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle II, V1604 of No 42 OTU, which crashed near Ashbourne on its return from a night cross-country exercise probably due to inadequate instrument flying.  He is buried in Kensal Green (St Mary's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

12-Mar

GRAHAM, JAMES ROBERTSON (1563303) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle II, V1604 of No 42 OTU, which crashed near Ashbourne on its return from a night cross-country exercise probably due to inadequate instrument flying.  He is buried in Kilbirnie Burial Ground

12-Mar

SYMES, BASIL HERBERT (700718) age: 29 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle II, V1604 of No 42 OTU, which crashed near Ashbourne on its return from a night cross-country exercise probably due to inadequate instrument flying.  He is buried in Poole (Parkstone) Cemetery

12-Mar

CROSWELLER, DEREK JAMES (1587713) age: 19 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving at No 6 AS, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Potchefstroom Military Cemetery

12-Mar

ISHERWOOD, ARTHUR (552279) age: 22 RAF

Sgt

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

12-Mar

BURKE, JOHN EDWARD (926070) age: 30 RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving at Seletar but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Liang, Ambon.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

12-Mar

WILLIAMS, DONALD (1131870) age: 23 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in East Glamorgan.  He is buried in Mountain Ash (Maesyrarian) Cemetery

12-Mar

LAWSON, WILLIAM HENRY (866367) age: 55 RAF

AC1

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Newcastle upon Tyne.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Byker and Heaton) Cemetery

12-Mar

BAKER, GEORGE WILSON WOOD MBE(363343) age: 36 RAF

WO

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 Lowestoft (Kirkley) Cemetery

12-Mar

THOMPSON, GEORGE EVELYN (39215) age: 29 RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, MP458 of No 20 (P) AFU, which caught fire in the air and crashed between Fulwell and Westbury in Northamptonshire.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery.

12-Mar

NEW, FREDERICK ENOUS (1641358) age: Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Swindon (42 - No E) or Scotland?.  He is buried in Aldershot Civil Cemetery

12-Mar

REEVE, AUDREY HONOR (2030667) age: 32 WAAF

ACW1

She was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, her death being registered in Basingstoke (27).  She is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard

13-Mar

SHEA, DAVID JOHN (J/22158) age: 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XII, EN237 of No 41 Sqn, which stalled and crashed in the circuit at Lympne on his return from an ASR patrol.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

13-Mar

CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER VERNON CHARLES (1386500) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JF618 of No 81 Sqn, which was shot down as it took off from Broadway to intercept a Japanese raid.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

13-Mar

KUBIN, PAVEL  (127085) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, BZ995 'J' of No 311 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Mar

UVIZL, ALOIS FRANTISEK  (102530) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, BZ995 'J' of No 311 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Mar

HECL, FRANTISEK  (787207) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, BZ995 'J' of No 311 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Mar

TIMKO, JAN  (170928) age: Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, BZ995 'J' of No 311 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Mar

ZANTA, OTAKAR  (169618) age: Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, BZ995 'J' of No 311 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Mar

BECK, HERBERT  (787973) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, BZ995 'J' of No 311 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Mar

LOJKA, OSKAR  (787998) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, BZ995 'J' of No 311 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Mar

KADLEC, LADISLAV  (787308) age: Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, BZ995 'J' of No 311 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Mar

PRIDDLE, DAVID ALLAN (420487) age: 23 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HX857 'L' of No 487 Sqn, which was ditched off Sottevile after being hit by flak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Mar

BARRIBALL, MALCOLM EBER PALMER (42358) age: 22 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HX857 'L' of No 487 Sqn, which was ditched off Sottevile after being hit by flak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Mar

PIGG, CHARLES HARRISON (122091) age: 26 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, LR364 'E' of No 613 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie to Juvincourt.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

13-Mar

WILLS, WILLIAM JOSEPH (173115) age: 28 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, LR364 'E' of No 613 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie to Juvincourt.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

13-Mar

VAN DER BIESEN BARHAM, DOUGLAS (1814929) age: 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, AR913 of No 32 SFTS, which dived into the ground after stalling on an overshoot.  He is buried in Moose Jaw (Rosedale) Cemetery

13-Mar

ROBERTS, FREDRICK ARTHUR (626503) age: 26 RAF

Cpl

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

14-Mar

BATEMAN, DONALD SCRIMGEOUR (72748) age: 39 RAFVR

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst serving with No 4 Sqn but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery

14-Mar

FAIRCLOUGH, PAUL JOHN (1379077) age: 21 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL471 of No 27 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

14-Mar

SHAW, ALICK (1620574) age: 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL471 of No 27 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

14-Mar

HADFIELD, GRAHAM STANLEY (426239) age: 23 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ462 AA-O of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off St Nazaire.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

ROWBERRY, GEOFFREY WARREN (414567) age: 24 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ462 AA-O of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off St Nazaire.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

BISHOP, SIDNEY THOMAS (1322249) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ462 AA-O of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off St Nazaire.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

DAVIES, RAYMOND DAVID (1317623) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ462 AA-O of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off St Nazaire.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

HORNER, ARTHUR WILLIAM (1641609) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ462 AA-O of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off St Nazaire.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

NEWNHAM, ALFRED (1172993) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ462 AA-O of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off St Nazaire.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

SIMNETT, BRIAN (1392577) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ462 AA-O of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off St Nazaire.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Mar

MARTIN, BERIC JOHN CHIVALL(574263) age: 22 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Scotland? of No 77 Sqn, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Paignton Cemetery

14-Mar

WITHERS, KENNETH FRED (406893) age: 24 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW517 EY-Y of No 78 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid on Le Mans.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

14-Mar

BUCKLAND, ERNEST (1314518) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW517 EY-Y of No 78 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid on Le Mans.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

14-Mar

CANTLE-JONES, ALLAN (1387255) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW517 EY-Y of No 78 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid on Le Mans.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

14-Mar

CURRIE, ANDREW (1566601) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW517 EY-Y of No 78 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid on Le Mans.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

14-Mar

McMILLAN, DOUGLAS WILLIAM (1672812) age: 26 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW517 EY-Y of No 78 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid on Le Mans.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

14-Mar

KEMMIS, KENNETH BARRY (409806) age: 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, P8751 of No 186 Sqn, which came down in the Channel whilst on a local night flying exercise.  He is buried in St Pierre-en-Port Communal Cemetery

14-Mar

McKENZIE, DAVID (134713) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ237 'S' of No 211 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on railways at Mandalay.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

14-Mar

CRUICKSHANK, DONALD IAN (J/12883) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ237 'S' of No 211 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on railways at Mandalay.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

14-Mar

GRIFFITHS, JOHN IVOR (2201693) age: 19 RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving with No 295 Sqn at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained, but it was registered in Croydon.  He is buried in Stockton-on-Tees (Durham Road) Cemetery

14-Mar

WILLIAMS, HARRY KEITH (414721) age: 23 RNZAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JR146 'M' of No 486 Sqn, which he died in the RAF Hospital, Ely from burns sustained the previous day when he crashed during a forced landing near Downham Market following an engine failure.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

14-Mar

LILLICO, ALLAN GAINFORD (J/29996) age: 33 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4337 of No 10 OTU, which crashed shortly after take-off from Abingdon.  Adamson also killed.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

14-Mar

ADAMSON, DOUGLAS CLAYHURST (R/178620) age: 20 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4337 of No 10 OTU, which crashed shortly after take-off from Abingdon.  Adamson also killed.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

14-Mar

BLUMIRE, WILLIAM (1717468) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF480 'E' of No 11 OTU, which dived into the ground near Little Horwood after running out of fuel on its return from a Nickel sortie and cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Brompton Cemetery

14-Mar

MELLISH, JOHN THOMAS (1046421) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF480 'E' of No 11 OTU, which dived into the ground near Little Horwood after running out of fuel on its return from a Nickel sortie and cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Creswell (St Mary Magdalene) Churchyard

14-Mar

LANCASTER, JOHN ASPLIN (1455345) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF480 'E' of No 11 OTU, which dived into the ground near Little Horwood after running out of fuel on its return from a Nickel sortie and cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Granges-over-Sands Cemetery

14-Mar

JAMIESON, GEORGE CHOWEN (422067) age: 26 RNZAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF480 'E' of No 11 OTU, which dived into the ground near Little Horwood after running out of fuel on its return from a Nickel sortie and cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

14-Mar

MACDONALD, KENNETH FRANKLIN (C/838) age: 29 RCAF

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, P1987 of No 20 (P) AFU, which collided with another Oxford near Kidlington.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

14-Mar

INNS, ALBERT JOHN (158755) age: 20 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, EF610 of No 2 RSU, which crashed near Trinitapoli during an air test.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

14-Mar

SENIOR, GERALD BRIAN (1563445) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP187 of No 3 OADU, which was ditched in the Gulf of Cadiz following an engine failure on take off from Gibraltar en-rout to Rabat Sale.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Mar

CASSIE, ELENA JUANA (5126) age: 33 PMRAFNS

Sister

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 4 RAF Hospital, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery

14-Mar

HART, DONALD JAMES (1802597) age: 20 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 4306 (ex EG697) of No 41 AS, which broke up in the air in a storm near Komga.  He is buried in East London (East Bank) Cemetery

14-Mar

LUCK, REGINALD (1802008) age: 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 4306 (ex EG697) of No 41 AS, which broke up in the air in a storm near Komga.  He is buried in East London (East Bank) Cemetery

14-Mar

GALVIN, ALWYNE JAMES (417044) age: 23 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ718 of No 60 OTU, which flew in a wall on a hill near Dromore in County Down during an intruder exercise.  He is buried in Eglantine Church of Ireland Cemetery

14-Mar

WOLASEWICZ, Jozef(P.782784) age: 44 PAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst serving at Faldingworth, in an air raid on the station.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

14-Mar

ADAMS, FREDERICK WILLIAM JOHN (1284680) age: 32 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving in the Middle East, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

14-Mar

KERR, DAVID HUGH (1588839) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, EB399 of the ORTU, which dived into the ground shortly after taking off on a night glider towing sortie.  He is buried in Hapton (St Margaret) Churchyard

14-Mar

BRADFORD, COLIN ARTHUR (414754) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, EB399 of the ORTU, which dived into the ground shortly after taking off on a night glider towing sortie.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

14-Mar

KILDUFF, HAROLD (971378) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, EB399 of the ORTU, which dived into the ground shortly after taking off on a night glider towing sortie.  He is buried in Stockport Borough Cemetery

14-Mar

EDWARDS, ALAN CLARENCE(1339917) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, EB399 of the ORTU, which dived into the ground shortly after taking off on a night glider towing sortie.  He is buried in Tuckingmill (All Saints) Churchyard

14-Mar

BRAMWELL, JACK (1458644) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ718 of No 60 OTU, which flew in a wall on a hill near Dromore in County Down during an intruder exercise.  He is buried in Eglantine Church of Ireland Cemetery.

14-Mar

PLANT, RICHARD BRIAN (170375) age: 19 RAFVR

Plt Off

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  Golders Green Crematorium

14-Mar

BAKER, THOMAS HENRY (1610031) age: 38 RAFVR

AC2

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

14-Mar

HITCHON, BARBARA MARY (478331) age: 22 WAAF

ACW2

She was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, her death being registered in Shereford.  She is buried in Burnley Cemetery

14-Mar

GAMBELL, WINIFRED MARY CLARIC(455482) age: 22 WAAF

ACW2

She was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, her death being registered in Sittingbourne.  She is buried in Lynsted (or Linsted) (SS Peter and Paul) New Churchyard

14-Mar

NAPIER, RONALD MACDONALD (80350) age: 38 RAFVR

Flt Lt

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

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