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Casualties - 1 - 7 April 1944


01-Apr

ROWCLIFFE, DAVID (1579317) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was captured on 30/31 Mar 1944 following a raid whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB314 EA-Q of No 49 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Nuremburg, he died from his injuries the next day.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

01-Apr

CARTER, JOHN WHITFIELD (412912) age: 22 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN145 'B' of No 137 Sqn, which was lost off Dunkirk during an anti-shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Apr

KEEP, ERIC MACDONALD (1456997) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V LL252 NF-K of No 138 Sqn, which was hit by flak and crash landed near Vallee de Cousse in France during Operation Orage/Peter 5 on behalf of SOE and SIS.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery

01-Apr

THOMPSON, RONALD GRANVILLE (1515655) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V LL252 NF-K of No 138 Sqn, which was hit by flak and crash landed near Vallee de Cousse in France during Operation Orage/Peter 5 on behalf of SOE and SIS.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery

01-Apr

KIRBY, CYRIL (1314663) age: 25 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, ? 'E' of No 159 Sqn, which he was killed when the aircraft was attacked by Japanese fighters during a raid on Rangoon.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

01-Apr

LEWIS, WILLIAM (139418) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIII, MM472 of No 144 MU, which crashed near Rivet, Blida in Algeria during a test flight.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery.

01-Apr

BILLINGTON, HAROLD JOSEPH (152229) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ454 'S' of No 489 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti shipping patrol in the Skagerrak.  He is buried in Bergen (Mollendal) Church Cemetery

01-Apr

BAILLIE, WILLIAM RUSSELL (416436) age: 27 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ454 'S' of No 489 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti shipping patrol in the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Apr

SHEA, WAYNE SHELDON (J/27813) age: 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FP633 of No 500 Sqn, which was shot down by a Beaufighter in error.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

01-Apr

SCHMIDT, FREDERICK JOSEPH (J/86968) age: 27 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FP633 of No 500 Sqn, which was shot down by a Beaufighter in error.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

01-Apr

TAYLOR, JOHN PHILIP (1601230) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FP633 of No 500 Sqn, which was shot down by a Beaufighter in error.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

01-Apr

PARSLOE, HENRY ERNEST (1271920) age: 21 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FP633 of No 500 Sqn, which was shot down by a Beaufighter in error.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

01-Apr

POCKSON, VERNON CLIFFORD (414675) age: 21 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FP633 'R' of No 500 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort sortie and was later found to have been shot down by a Beaufighter in error.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

01-Apr

JOHNSTON, DONALD EDWARD (412550) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VII, MD116 'K' of No 616 Sqn, which crashed near Tangmere during a scramble on bad weather.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

01-Apr

ENDERSBY, PETER JOHN (1803563) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane XII, 5647 of No 1 OTU, which collided with BW879 of the same unit near Bagotville.  He is buried in Arvida Protestant Cemetery

01-Apr

WOOD, WILLIAM ROBERT (164016) age: 19 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane XIIA, BW879 of No 1 OTU, which collided with 5647 of the same unit near Bagotville.  He is buried in Arvida Protestant Cemetery

01-Apr

SIMPSON, HAROLD WILLIAM (1510042) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP190 of No 1656 HCU, which flew into high ground near Muckle Knowe in Roxburghshire during a night navigation exercise, a memorial to the crash has been erected near the scene in the Craik Forest.  He is buried in Burton-upon-Trent Cemetery

01-Apr

ROSS, RONALD EMERSON (PAT) (52808) age: 31 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP190 of No 1656 HCU, which flew into high ground near Muckle Knowe in Roxburghshire during a night navigation exercise, a memorial to the crash has been erected near the scene in the Craik Forest.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

01-Apr

FARTHING, CYRIL (1532220) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP190 of No 1656 HCU, which flew into high ground near Muckle Knowe in Roxburghshire during a night navigation exercise, a memorial to the crash has been erected near the scene in the Craik Forest.  He is buried in Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery

01-Apr

BELL, BRIAN ATKINSON (1677308) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP190 of No 1656 HCU, which flew into high ground near Muckle Knowe in Roxburghshire during a night navigation exercise, a memorial to the crash has been erected near the scene in the Craik Forest.  He is buried in Leeds (Lawns Wood) Cemetery

01-Apr

BURCHELL, PETER (1803818) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP190 of No 1656 HCU, which flew into high ground near Muckle Knowe in Roxburghshire during a night navigation exercise, a memorial to the crash has been erected near the scene in the Craik Forest.  He is buried in Morden Cemetery

01-Apr

SMITH, HERBERT (2211926) age: 27 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP190 of No 1656 HCU, which flew into high ground near Muckle Knowe in Roxburghshire during a night navigation exercise, a memorial to the crash has been erected near the scene in the Craik Forest.  He is buried in Oldham (Hollinwood) Cemetery

01-Apr

HINDER, JOHN GRIMES (1386334) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP190 of No 1656 HCU, which flew into high ground near Muckle Knowe in Roxburghshire during a night navigation exercise, a memorial to the crash has been erected near the scene in the Craik Forest.  He is buried in Reading (Henley Road) Cemetery

01-Apr

BIRKETT, JOHN (151757) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP190 of No 1656 HCU, which flew into high ground near Muckle Knowe in Roxburghshire during a night navigation exercise, a memorial to the crash has been erected near the scene in the Craik Forest.  He was cremated at  Manchester Crematorium

Close up of the memorial to the crew of JP190

Memorial to the crew of JP190

01-Apr

SPENCER, ROBERT WILLIAM (1685428) age: 19 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIA, 2756 of No 2 SFTS, which crashed on this date.  He is buried in Ottawa (Beechwood) Cemetery

01-Apr

ROBERTSHAW, ARTHUR EDGAR (1592545) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3225 'D' of No 20 OTU, which came down on the sea off Jura during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Dewsbury (Earlsheaton) Cemetery

01-Apr

COOKE, TERENCE RAYMOND (424152) age: 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3225 'D' of No 20 OTU, which came down on the sea off Jura during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Apr

HODGSON, GEOFFREY (1686216) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3225 'D' of No 20 OTU, which came down on the sea off Jura during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Apr

STAFFORD, JOHN HENRY (1399018) age: 29 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3225 'D' of No 20 OTU, which came down on the sea off Jura during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Apr

LEWIS, GERWYN WINTON (R/168700) age: 38 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3225 'D' of No 20 OTU, which came down on the sea off Jura during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Apr

STICKLER, ALFRED WILLIAM SINCLAIR (1135109) age: 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, MS725 of the CGS, which stalled off a turn and spun into the sea near  Skipsea, East Yorkshire.  He is buried in Cardiff (Llandaff) Cemetery

01-Apr

ALLOTT, ROBERT (1436806) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, MS725 of the CGS, which stalled off a turn and spun into the sea near  Skipsea, East Yorkshire.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Apr

POTTS, JAMES (628001) age: 26 RAF

Cpl

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Durham Central.  He is buried in Stanley New Cemetery

01-Apr

BLACK, THOMAS ALEXANDER HAMILTON (160654) age: 26 RAFVR

Fg Off

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

01-Apr

TILSON, LESLIE JOHN (1498740) age: 30 RAFVR

AC2

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

01-Apr

DODDS, EDNA (2079214) age: 21 WAAF

LACW

She was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, her death being registered in Ashbourne.  She was cremated at  Manchester Crematorium

02-Apr

JONES, JAMES ELLIS DFM(610981) age: 24 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was captured on 9 Aug 1943 following a raid on Mannheim whilst flying in Halifax II, HR908 of No 35 Sqn but he died from wounds sustained when he was shot by a guard in Stalag IVB at Muhlberg on 27 Mar 1944 whilst he was attempting to get fuel for his barrack stove.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

02-Apr

MacGILLIVRAY, DONALD (532170) age: 30 RAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 37 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

02-Apr

CLARKE, BENNETT WINTHROP (J/14870) age: 25 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, JK991 of No 73 Sqn, which he abandoned after being hit by ground fire during a sweep over Yugoslavia but his parachute became entangled with the aircraft.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

02-Apr

FORTH, STUART HAROLD PAUL (1172854) age: 23 RAFVR

Cpl

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X8001 of No 89 Sqn, which flew into the ground and burst into flames at Minneriya following an engine failure after take off.  He is buried in Trincomalee War Cemetery

02-Apr

SHAND, FREDERICK (171202) age: 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X8001 of No 89 Sqn, which flew into the ground and burst into flames at Minneriya following an engine failure after take off.  He is buried in Trincomalee War Cemetery

02-Apr

STEWART, ALISTAIR CAMPBELL (174228) age: 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X8001 of No 89 Sqn, which flew into the ground and burst into flames at Minneriya following an engine failure after take off.  He is buried in Trincomalee War Cemetery

02-Apr

MASLEN, ARCHIBALD VICTOR DFC(88877) age: 25 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, LZ935 of No 208 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Lanciano.  He is buried in Sangro River War Cemetery

02-Apr

TOBOLSKI, Pawel Wilhelm (P.0375) age: 38 PAF

Flt Lt

He was captured on 25 Jun 1942 following a raid on Bremen whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1479 GR-A of No 301 Sqn but was executed by the Gestapo following The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III at Sagan on 24 Mar 1944.  He is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

02-Apr

BROWNING, ROBERT JOHN (420533) age: 23 RAAF

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW404 of No 454 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce off Leros.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

02-Apr

JARVIS, HAROLD EDWARD (417083) age: 30 RAAF

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW404 of No 454 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce off Leros.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

02-Apr

HAMILTON, ANDREW (412433) age: 21 RAAF

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW404 of No 454 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce off Leros.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

02-Apr

STOKES, BERNARD GEORGE (413447) age: 23 RAAF

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW404 of No 454 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce off Leros.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

02-Apr

WAITE, STANLEY WILLIAM (1581023) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE220 'N' of No 489 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti shipping patrol in the Oksa Light area of Norway.  He is buried in Kristiansand Civil Cemetery

02-Apr

OLIVER, JACK MOSS (417096) age: 23 RNZAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE220 'N' of No 489 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti shipping patrol in the Oksa Light area of Norway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Apr

WESTON, WILLIAM JAMES (626578) age: 35 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, ? of No 600 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from the landing ground at Marfianise.  He is buried in Caserta War Cemetery

02-Apr

RASTON, PIERS OSCAR GEORGE (17641) age: 22 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, ? of No 600 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from the landing ground at Marfianise.  He is buried in Caserta War Cemetery

02-Apr

WEEDON, WILLIAM (1862587) age: 51 RAFVR

AC2

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 High Wycombe Cemetery

02-Apr

COULSON, THOMAS (657411) age: 28 RAF

AC2

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

02-Apr

PALFRAMAN, REGINALD (1519235) age: 38 RAF

LAC

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

02-Apr

FRANCIS, ROBERT EDWARD ERNEST (626683) age: 27 RAF LAC He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Stratton.  He is buried in Kilkhampton (St. James) Churchyard, Cornwall.

02-Apr

ROY LESLIE STAPLES (ATC) age: 19 RAF Cdt Flt Sgt He was serving in the ATC but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Hendon.  He is buried in Greenford Park, Middlesex

03-Apr

BULLOCK, TOM EDWARD (1545188) age: Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He was serving with No 8 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery

03-Apr

PEET, WILLIAM EDWARD (156101) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Surrey S E of No 65 Sqn, which crashed near Oxted in Surrey after losing a wing in a dive.  He is buried in Horsley (St Clement) Churchyard

03-Apr

LEARN, KEITH GRANT (J/25159) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MJ175 of No 66 Sqn, which flew into high ground after hitting trees near Tangmere.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

03-Apr

PEMBERTON, GEORGE GORDON (1388192) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN858 of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Budapest.  He is buried in Budapest War Cemetery

03-Apr

MACDONALD, JULIAN VINCENT (127206) age: 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JF517 of No 241 Sqn, which dived into the sea after being hit by flak near Ancona.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

03-Apr

MORRIS, WILLIAM ARTHUR CHARLES (140870) age: 28 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, KW123 of No 255 Sqn, which was abandoned off Manfredonia following an engine failure, but he did not survive.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

03-Apr

SWIATCZAK, Ireneusz Adam(P.794879) age: 26 PAF

AC1

He was killed whilst serving with No 113 Polskiego Skrzydla Mysliwskiego in a road traffic accident at Dolgelley, Wales.  He is buried in Portmadoc Public Cemetery.

03-Apr

ADAMS, GORDON SOMERVILLE (1150893) age: Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, 3649 of No 26 AS, which collided with Oxford 3712 of the same unit in the circuit at Pietersburg.  He is buried in Polokwane (or Pietersburg) Cemetery

03-Apr

GEARING, RONALD PHILLIP JAMES (1588983) age: 19 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, 3712 of No 26 AS, which collided with Oxford 3712 of the same unit in the circuit at Pietersburg.  He is buried in Polokwane (or Pietersburg) Cemetery

03-Apr

FIELDER, SIDNEY GEORGE (1318850) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst serving with No 3 ADU but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

03-Apr

PARKE, DONALD ARTHUR (1472604) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Baltimore IIA, FA327 of No 75 OTU, which crashed near Gianaclis.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

03-Apr

MARSHALL, ALFRED EUGENE (1432693) age: 22 RAFVR

Cpl

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

03-Apr

HUGHES, WILLIAM EDWARD (107974) age: 30 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Hendon.  He was buried in/or cremated at  Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium

03-Apr

DAVIES, THOMAS HENRY (1837278) age: 33 RAFVR

AC2

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

03-Apr

BOTTING, JOYCE NADENE (481290) age: 22 WAAF

ACW2

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

04-Apr

HURR, ALFRED WILLIAM (1351564) age: 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Wellington X, LN853 or ? of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Budapest.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

04-Apr

CROSS, STANLEY WILLIAM (156408) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Wellington X, LN853 or ? of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Budapest.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

04-Apr

JANSON, H G (542483V) age: 30 SAAF

Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Wellington X, LN853 or ? of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Budapest.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

04-Apr

DAVIE, CHARLES (328545V) age: Unknown SAAF

Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Wellington X, LN853 or ? of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Budapest.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

04-Apr

GAFFNEY, FRANK (1033309) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Wellington X, LN853 or ? of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Budapest.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

04-Apr

GRIFFITH, ARTHUR (993805) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Wellington X, LN853 or ? of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Budapest.  He is buried in Budapest War Cemetery

04-Apr

DEAN, HARRY GALLOWAY (52930) age: 31 RAF

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Wellington X, LN853 or ? of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Budapest.  He is buried in Budapest War Cemetery

04-Apr

SULLIVAN, FELIX ALOYSIUS (128403) age: 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Wellington X, LN853 or ? of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Budapest.  He is buried in Budapest War Cemetery

04-Apr

BROWN, REGINALD ELLIS (1360070) age: 31 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ369 of No 46 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a sortie off Rhodes.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

04-Apr

LACEY, VICTOR SUTTON (1387173) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ369 of No 46 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a sortie off Rhodes.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

04-Apr

MELROSE, WILLIAM (1825485) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN925 'G' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from attacking Manfred Weiss factory, Budapest.  He is buried in Budapest War Cemetery

04-Apr

HERMELIN, LOUIS EUGENE (1685993) age: 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN925 'G' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from attacking Manfred Weiss factory, Budapest.  He is buried in Budapest War Cemetery

04-Apr

NAYLOR, NORMAN (1483845) age: 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 177 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

04-Apr

PAYNE, KENRICK (408353) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ842 of No 196 Sqn, which was taking part in Exercise 'Dreme' , a large scale glider towing exercise when it descended through cloud, struck a tree and crashed near Romsey.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

04-Apr

LEES, JOHN HUGH (410069) age: 28 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ842 of No 196 Sqn, which was taking part in Exercise 'Dreme' , a large scale glider towing exercise when it descended through cloud, struck a tree and crashed near Romsey.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

04-Apr

TEECE, JOHN ROBERT (145397) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ842 of No 196 Sqn, which was taking part in Exercise 'Dreme' , a large scale glider towing exercise when it descended through cloud, struck a tree and crashed near Romsey.  He is buried in Dudley (St Augustine, Holly Hall) Churchyard

04-Apr

MEERA, SHAYREN(1697800) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ842 of No 196 Sqn, which was taking part in Exercise 'Dreme' , a large scale glider towing exercise when it descended through cloud, struck a tree and crashed near Romsey.  He is buried in Gateshead East Cemetery

04-Apr

CLAYPOLE, SIDNEY (1229967) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ842 of No 196 Sqn, which was taking part in Exercise 'Dreme' , a large scale glider towing exercise when it descended through cloud, struck a tree and crashed near Romsey.  He is buried in Nottingham Church Cemetery

04-Apr

WILKINSON, JOHN THOMAS (1532527) age: 29 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ842 of No 196 Sqn, which was taking part in Exercise 'Dreme' , a large scale glider towing exercise when it descended through cloud, struck a tree and crashed near Romsey.  He is buried in South Shields (Harton) Cemetery

04-Apr

BRADFORD, KENNETH NORMAN (131013) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ464 of No 252 Sqn, which failed to return from a night intruder sortie over Rhodes.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

04-Apr

DENSHAM, ROBERT WILFRED (131580) age: 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ464 of No 252 Sqn, which failed to return from a night intruder sortie over Rhodes.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

04-Apr

SZAJDA, Wladyslaw Jan (P.1740) age: 24 PAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, FX881  of No 306 Sqn, which crashed in an attempted forced landing at Aston Down following an engine failure on take off for a training flight.  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery

04-Apr

GEOGHEGAN, JOHN THOMAS (410885) age: 27 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving at No 630 Sqn and was admitted to the RAF Hospital, Wilmslow in a dangerously ill condition on 2 Apr 1944 dying two days later, his death being registered in .  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

04-Apr

HANSON, JOHN (1126040) age: 37 RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed whilst serving with No 2895 Sqn RAF Regiment, but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained, however his death was registered at Ashford.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

04-Apr

BROOMHEAD, DAVID ALFRED (5458) age: 25 RAAF

LAC

He was serving at No 10 Sqn RAAF and died in the Royal Naval Hospital at Plymouth as the result of a post operative haemorrhage following Cholseystectomy.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

04-Apr

BENNETT, EDWIN FRANK (544220) age: 24 RAF

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 144 MU, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

04-Apr

DACRE, JAMES HAROLD (1592260) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained on 18 Mar 1944 whilst flying in Stirling I, W7633 'Z' of No 1657 HCU, which crashed whilst making its eighth practice circuit at night.  He is buried in Leeds (Harehills) Cemetery

04-Apr

ESSEX, DENNIS AUBREY (624510) age: 27 RAF

Sgt

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 17 SP, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

04-Apr

SISLEY, ROBERT EDWARD JAMES (1895505) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5726 of No 5 LFS, which lost its tail on diving out of cloud at 45 degrees during a training flight.  He is buried in Dover (Charlton) Cemetery

04-Apr

GRIMWOOD, FRANK LOCKYER (419308) age: 25 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5726 of No 5 LFS, which lost its tail on diving out of cloud at 45 degrees during a training flight.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

04-Apr

MURRAY, JOHN DAVID (413640) age: 34 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5726 of No 5 LFS, which lost its tail on diving out of cloud at 45 degrees during a training flight.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

04-Apr

TOWERS, WILLIAM LEOPOLD (421105) age: 33 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5726 of No 5 LFS, which lost its tail on diving out of cloud at 45 degrees during a training flight.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

04-Apr

KEEBLE, WILLIAM HENRY (424190) age: 24 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5726 of No 5 LFS, which lost its tail on diving out of cloud at 45 degrees during a training flight.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

04-Apr

WILLIAMS, RAYMOND GEORGE (417548) age: 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5726 of No 5 LFS, which lost its tail on diving out of cloud at 45 degrees during a training flight.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

04-Apr

CHAPPELL, SIDNEY (1890699) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5726 of No 5 LFS, which lost its tail on diving out of cloud at 45 degrees during a training flight.  He is buried in South Kelsey (St Nicholas) Churchyard

04-Apr

HAMER, WILLIAM H (1588429) age: 28 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in  of No 7 AS, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kroonstad New Cemetery

04-Apr

PACEY, GEORGE ROBERT (1174343) age: 37 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 36 OTU and died in the RCAF Hospital Dartmouth from a Coronary Thrombosis.  He is buried in Middleton Holy Trinity Old Cemetery.

04-Apr

KELLY, ROBERT (335218) age: 41 RAF

Flt Sgt

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

04-Apr

HOWARTH, EDWIN (1493638) age: 41 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the UK and was killed in a accident involving three lorries at Pennyquick Hill near Bath.  He is buried in Colne Cemetery.

05-Apr

MITCHELL, PETER EDWARD DFC(135429) age: 31 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 109 Sqn, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  His death being registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Glasgow (Eastwood) Cemetery

05-Apr

LINDSELL, EDWARD STRATTON (129342) age: 32 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, ? of No 177 Sqn, which failed to return from a strafing sortie to railway targets near Pegu.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

05-Apr

WILLIS, LOUIS ERNEST (1339781) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, ? of No 177 Sqn, which failed to return from a strafing sortie to railway targets near Pegu.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

05-Apr

EVERETT, LEONARD ALFRED (1324561) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, JL730 of No 227 Sqn, which crashed into a hill at Katakolo after hitting the mast of a caique.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

05-Apr

OWEN, ROBERT JACKSON (73325) age: 27 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, JL730 of No 227 Sqn, which crashed into a hill at Katakolo after hitting the mast of a caique.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

05-Apr

TURNER, ALFRED GULLERY (412288) age: 25 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP839 'V' of No 486 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Croxton during a duck landing practice.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

05-Apr

McTEER, DONALD (157510) age: 20 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV444 of No 11 OTU, which broke up in cloud near Rothersthorpe in Northamptonshire after control was lost on daylight cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Gateshead (Saltwell) Cemetery

05-Apr

HEWETT, NORMAN HORACE (425571) age: 24 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV444 of No 11 OTU, which broke up in cloud near Rothersthorpe in Northamptonshire after control was lost on daylight cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

05-Apr

MOWAT, COLIN JAMES (427090) age: 20 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV444 of No 11 OTU, which broke up in cloud near Rothersthorpe in Northamptonshire after control was lost on daylight cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

05-Apr

DOWLING, JOSEPH RONALD (542574) age: 25 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV444 of No 11 OTU, which broke up in cloud near Rothersthorpe in Northamptonshire after control was lost on daylight cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

05-Apr

WALLER, ERNEST VICTOR (1151544) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV444 of No 11 OTU, which broke up in cloud near Rothersthorpe in Northamptonshire after control was lost on daylight cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Plumstead Cemetery

05-Apr

FREEMAN, JOHN ARCHIBALD (1396618) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV444 of No 11 OTU, which broke up in cloud near Rothersthorpe in Northamptonshire after control was lost on daylight cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Southgate Cemetery

05-Apr

PATRICKSON, JOHN (48002) age: 28 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, R6148 of No 20 (P) AFU, which crashed near Steeple Claydon in Buckinghamshire after hitting a tree during a low flying exercise.  He is buried in Northampton (Kingsthorpe) Cemetery

05-Apr

BROWN, NORMAN DAVID (422940) age: 19 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, R6148 of No 20 (P) AFU, which crashed near Steeple Claydon in Buckinghamshire after hitting a tree during a low flying exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

05-Apr

SHEARWOOD, LESLIE (107) age: 16 ATC

1st Class Cadet

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, R6148 of No 20 (P) AFU, which crashed near Steeple Claydon in Buckinghamshire after hitting a tree during a low flying exercise.  He is buried in Kidlington Burial Ground.

05-Apr

JONES, ERIC (1315324) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Harvard IIB, FE702 of No 21 APC, which hit a ditch and crashed after abandoning a take off from Sambre.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

05-Apr

REEVES, CYRIL JAMES THOMAS (548757) age: Unknown RAF

Sgt

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 222 Grp, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery

05-Apr

HAYES-JONES, BRIAN (536313) age: 27 RAF

Sgt

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 5136 BD Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

05-Apr

OSBORNE, NORMAN HORACE (1335775) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt 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 was buried in/or cremated at  West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium

05-Apr

HUSBAND, STANLEY (1536803) age: 22 RAFVR

AC2

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

05-Apr

BARLOW, FRANK (111672) age: 36 RAFVR

Fg Off

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

05-Apr

ALLEN, WILLIAM JEREMIAH (5443) age: 61 RAF

Flt Sgt

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

05-Apr

FOX, WILLIAM (1901546) age: 18 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Bradden district, IoM.  He is buried in Andreas (St Andrew) Churchyard.

05-Apr

TAYLOR, LESLIE ERIC (1860124) age: 19 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Camberwell (Honor Oak) Crematorium

05-Apr

ASPIN, FREDERICK PRESTON (212695) age: 52 RAF

Flt Sgt

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

05-Apr

WHITING, HENRY EDWIN (1337430) age: 32 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Wandsworth.  He is buried in/or was cremated at  Islington Cemetery and Crematorium

06-Apr

GREEN, ARTHUR HERBERT (36118) age: 25 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP796 'J' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti shipping patrol over the Aegean.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery

06-Apr

HEMSWORTH, JAMES TAFT (J/85396) age: 23 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP796 'J' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti shipping patrol over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

06-Apr

OWENS, JOHN SUMNER (J/86088) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP796 'J' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti shipping patrol over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

06-Apr

MARTIN, LESLIE (1123359) age: 31 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP796 'J' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti shipping patrol over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

06-Apr

STONEHAM, DOUGLAS HORATIO (1315588) age: 26 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP796 'J' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti shipping patrol over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

06-Apr

COWAN, PETER PHILLIP (1169031) age: Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP796 'J' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti shipping patrol over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

06-Apr

BUIST, GERALD LEONARD (1419691) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 52 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He was commemorated on the Gibraltar Memorial

06-Apr

RODWAY, WILLIAM ALFRED (1314847) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 52 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He was commemorated on the Gibraltar Memorial

06-Apr

WILLIAMS, JOHN FRANCIS (106173) age: 26 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was captured on 27 Apr 1942 following a raid on Lille whilst flying in Boston III, Z2194 of No 107 Sqn but was executed by the Gestapo following The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III at Sagan on 24 Mar 1944.  He is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

06-Apr

GRISMAN, WILLIAM JACK (45148) age: 29 RAF

Flt Lt

He was captured on 5 Nov 1941 during a special duties sortie whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2565 of No 109 Sqn but was executed by the Gestapo following The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III at Sagan on 24 Mar 1944.  He is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

06-Apr

HAYTER, ANTHONY ROSS HENZELL (42124) age: 23 RAF

Flt Lt

He was captured on 24 Apr 1942 whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB483 'Q' of No 148 Sqn, which was shot down over Acate on a raid to Comiso.  He took part in the 'Great Escape' from Stalag Luft III but was re-captured and executed by the Gestapo.  He is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

06-Apr

DOWNING, ROBERT (173627) age: 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MK778 of No 165 Sqn, which came down in the sea after being hit by flak near Porspeder during a Rodeo.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Apr

BRUCE, FREDERICK THOMAS ROBERT (423780) age: 32 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME685 EM-C of No 207 Sqn, which exploded after being hit by flak in the target area during a raid on an aircraft works in Toulouse.  He is buried in Toulouse (La Fourguette) Communal Cemetery

06-Apr

READ, JOHN THORNTON (1601667) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME685 EM-C of No 207 Sqn, which exploded after being hit by flak in the target area during a raid on an aircraft works in Toulouse.  He is buried in Toulouse (La Fourguette) Communal Cemetery

06-Apr

SAYCE, STANLEY WALTER (1318013) age: 25 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME685 EM-C of No 207 Sqn, which exploded after being hit by flak in the target area during a raid on an aircraft works in Toulouse.  He is buried in Toulouse (La Fourguette) Communal Cemetery

06-Apr

WILSON, HENRY (1852344) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME685 EM-C of No 207 Sqn, which exploded after being hit by flak in the target area during a raid on an aircraft works in Toulouse.  He is buried in Toulouse (La Fourguette) Communal Cemetery

06-Apr

WOOLLEY, ARTHUR FREDERICK (1819373) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME685 EM-C of No 207 Sqn, which exploded after being hit by flak in the target area during a raid on an aircraft works in Toulouse.  He is buried in Toulouse (La Fourguette) Communal Cemetery

06-Apr

WAYCOTT, WILLIAM JOHN (415706) age: 21 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME685 EM-C of No 207 Sqn, which exploded after being hit by flak in the target area during a raid on an aircraft works in Toulouse.  He is buried in Toulouse (La Fourguette) Communal Cemetery

06-Apr

SENIOR, JOHN RAYMOND (1057241) age: 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME685 EM-C of No 207 Sqn, which exploded after being hit by flak in the target area during a raid on an aircraft works in Toulouse.  He is buried in Toulouse (La Fourguette) Communal Cemetery

06-Apr

STREET, DENYS OLIVER (123026) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was captured on 30 Mar 1943 following a raid on Berlin whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4931 EM-U of No 207 Sqn but was executed by the Gestapo following The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III at Sagan on 24 Mar 1944.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

06-Apr

MILFORD, HAROLD JOHN (103586) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was captured on ? whilst flying in  of No 226 Sqn  but was executed by the Gestapo following The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III at Sagan on 24 Mar 1944.  He is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

06-Apr

BELEC, JEROME GERARD (1333383) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, EF607 of No 249 Sqn, which was shot down near Tirana.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

06-Apr

BARKER, JOHN SAMUEL (626234) age: 25 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ488 of No 272 Sqn, which crashed off Port Vendres after losing a wing during a shipping strike.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

06-Apr

DEMOULIN, RENJEAN GHISLAIN (116107) age: 23 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ488 of No 272 Sqn, which crashed off Port Vendres after losing a wing during a shipping strike.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

06-Apr

WARD, ROBERT ROBERTSON (640671) age: 23 RAF

LAC

He was serving with No 274 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

06-Apr

HUTT, CHARLES HENRY (1564130) age: 21 RAFVR

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ952 of No 357 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in China whilst flying in cloud and bad weather during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

06-Apr

JONES, SELWYN GEORGE (1411516) age: 22 RAFVR

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ952 of No 357 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in China whilst flying in cloud and bad weather during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

06-Apr

LEONARD, DOUGLAS MAURIC(1810327) age: Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ952 of No 357 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in China whilst flying in cloud and bad weather during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

06-Apr

DUGDALE, CHARLES FRED (994272) age: 23 RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ952 of No 357 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in China whilst flying in cloud and bad weather during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

06-Apr

DUNN, RICHARD APPLEGARTH (1030419) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ952 of No 357 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in China whilst flying in cloud and bad weather during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

06-Apr

GRAHAM, VICTOR ALBERT (1315521) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ952 of No 357 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in China whilst flying in cloud and bad weather during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

06-Apr

HUGHES, HOWARD ROSS (1158874) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ952 of No 357 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in China whilst flying in cloud and bad weather during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

06-Apr

SULLIVAN, FREDERICK (1087865) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ952 of No 357 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in China whilst flying in cloud and bad weather during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

06-Apr

VANES, ERIC LEO BURROWS (1537040) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ952 of No 357 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in China whilst flying in cloud and bad weather during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

06-Apr

STEWART, JOHN ALEXANDER (972440) age: 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ952 of No 357 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in China whilst flying in cloud and bad weather during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

06-Apr

RIDLEY, JAMES WALTON (1078047) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ952 of No 357 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in China whilst flying in cloud and bad weather during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

06-Apr

RUTTER, THOMAS GEORGE (1439922) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ952 of No 357 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in China whilst flying in cloud and bad weather during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

06-Apr

UNSWORTH, FREDERICK JOSEPH (966050) age: 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ952 of No 357 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in China whilst flying in cloud and bad weather during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

06-Apr

BURKE, JOHN JOSEPH (J/86252) age: 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was serving with No 408 Sqn and drowned in the River Ouse near Monkton.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

06-Apr

TOWNS, STEPHEN WILLIAM (1334105) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 611 Sqn, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  His death being registered in North Walsham.  He is buried in Hatfield Road Cemetery, St Albans

06-Apr

HODDINOTT, DONALD JOHN (1322701) age: 31 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL228 of No 644 Sqn, which he abandoned too late after it had been severely damaged by a night fighter.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

06-Apr

BANNING, JAMES EDGAR VICTOR (J/28388) age: 31 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canso, 9809 of No 162 RCAF, which crashed into the sea and caught fire off Reykjavik.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Apr

RANKIN, JAMES RENTON MALTMAN (J/9140) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canso, 9809 of No 162 RCAF, which crashed into the sea and caught fire off Reykjavik.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Apr

SZABLOWSKI, Stanislaw Jozef(P.76818) age: 28 PAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, FZ132 of No 2 ADU, which stalled whilst trying to avoid a Balloon Barrage in bad weather en-route to No.51 Operational Training Unit at Sywell.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

06-Apr

PARSONS, DONALD FREDERICK (408406) age: 20 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP682 of No 6 (C) OTU, which crashed into the Solway Firth shortly after taking-off on daytime training exercise.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

06-Apr

DEMPSEY, ERNEST ANTHONY (1494695) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP682 of No 6 (C) OTU, which crashed into the Solway Firth shortly after taking-off on daytime training exercise.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low

06-Apr

GATELEY, BERNARD BASIL (55106) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP682 of No 6 (C) OTU, which crashed into the Solway Firth shortly after taking-off on daytime training exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Apr

SIMON, DOUGLAS JOSEPH (131151) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP682 of No 6 (C) OTU, which crashed into the Solway Firth shortly after taking-off on daytime training exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Apr

REGAN, HENRY LAWRENCE (1512170) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP682 of No 6 (C) OTU, which crashed into the Solway Firth shortly after taking-off on daytime training exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Apr

WADDELL, THOMAS (1368228) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HX865 of No 60 OTU, which stalled and cartwheeled on the approach to High Ercall following an engine failure.  He is buried in Dunoon Cemetery

06-Apr

RIGG, CLIFFORD BIRKETT (42579) age: 28 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HX865 of No 60 OTU, which stalled and cartwheeled on the approach to High Ercall following an engine failure.  He is buried in Weston-super-Mare Cemetery

06-Apr

YOUNG, ROBERT WILLIAM (133042) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 9 Sqn, IAF and died from acute heart failure, due to coronary artery occlusion in the RAF Station sick quarters.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

06-Apr

IBRAHIM YOUSEF (7142) age: Unknown IL

Private

He was killed/died whilst serving with the Iraq Levies, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Habbaniya Memorial

06-Apr

IBBERSON, ARTHUR BRIAN (1523678) age: 19 RAFVR

AC2

He died from multiple injuries sustained whilst serving at NAS St Louis, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in St Louis (Jefferson Barracks) National Cemetery.

06-Apr

GUNN, ALASTAIR DONALD MACKINTOSH (60340) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was captured on 5 Mar 1942 after being shot down over Norway whilst flying in Spitfire IV, AA810 of the PRU, during a PR sortie to Trondheim but was executed by the Gestapo following The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III at Sagan on 24 Mar 1944.  He is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

07-Apr

DRAYCOTT, KENNETH ALFRED EDWARD (1385688) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, LB737 of No 28 Sqn, which was abandoned whilst taking part in a strafing operation.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

07-Apr

TURNER, KENNETH REGINALD (591870) age: 21 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore IV, FA623 of No 55 Sqn, which was shot down near Terni by Bf 109s.  He is buried in Assisi War Cemetery

07-Apr

CALDECUTT, TOM HOUGHTON (1190116) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore IV, FA623 of No 55 Sqn, which was shot down near Terni by Bf 109s.  He is buried in Assisi War Cemetery

07-Apr

COWLEY, KENNETH (1252351) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore IV, FA623 of No 55 Sqn, which was shot down near Terni by Bf 109s.  He is buried in Assisi War Cemetery

07-Apr

COCKS, WILLIAM EDWARD (1393866) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk III, FR299 of No 112 Sqn, which spun into the ground whilst engaged in combat with Fw 190s near Rieti landing ground.  He is buried in Assisi War Cemetery

07-Apr

STEVENS, FREDERICK (135013) age: 32 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV DZ370 XD-U of No 139 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an operation to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Apr

HOWDEN, ANDREW MACKENZIE (J/28764) age: 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV DZ370 XD-U of No 139 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an operation to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Apr

BERRY, RICHARD CHARLES JAMES (1390084) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JF287 of No 152 Sqn, which was lost in storm clouds over the Chin Hills.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

07-Apr

SAUNDERS, DOUGLAS (147284) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIII, MM444 of No 256 Sqn, which crashed near Serkra d'Oron in bad weather.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery

07-Apr

VEITCH, JOHN FRANCIS (136470) age: 27 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIII, MM444 of No 256 Sqn, which crashed near Serkra d'Oron in bad weather.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery

07-Apr

STANCZYKIEWICZ, Szczepan Marcin (P.1842) age: 28 PAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF121  of No 304 Sqn, which failed to return from an operational patrol.  He has  no known Grave

07-Apr

MARTON, Bronislaw (P.793886) age: 30 PAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF121  of No 304 Sqn, which failed to return from an operational patrol.  He has  no known Grave

07-Apr

JANICKI, Bronislaw (P.780865) age: 21 PAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF121  of No 304 Sqn, which failed to return from an operational patrol.  He has  no known Grave

07-Apr

SANKOWSKI, Adam (P.703937) age: 23 PAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF121  of No 304 Sqn, which failed to return from an operational patrol.  He is buried in Bilbao British Cemetery

07-Apr

FRANCZAK, Stanislaw Mieczyslaw (P.793794) age: 29 PAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF121  of No 304 Sqn, which failed to return from an operational patrol.  He has  no known Grave

07-Apr

KOLODZIEJ, Wlodzimierz  (P.704309) age: 25 PAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF121  of No 304 Sqn, which failed to return from an operational patrol.  He has  no known Grave

07-Apr

KELLEY, STANLEY (1581082) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito IX, MM247 of No 544 Sqn, which failed to return from photo recce sortie to Peenemunde.  He is buried in Varobacka Church Cemetery

07-Apr

HOWARTH, DAVID NORMAN (1086884) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito IX, MM247 of No 544 Sqn, which failed to return from photo recce sortie to Peenemunde.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Apr

GAPPER, ARTHUR JACK (147671) age: 28 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS875 'R' of No 605 Sqn, which came down near Lake Constance during an intruder sortie to Baltringen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Apr

NEGUS, MICHAEL (33574) age: Unknown RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS875 'R' of No 605 Sqn, which came down near Lake Constance during an intruder sortie to Baltringen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Apr

MURPHY, SIDNEY BEVERLEY (412260) age: 25 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 21 Ferry Control and died from polio in the British Military Hospital in Delhi.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

07-Apr

LEEFE, GEOFFREY WILLIS (Peter) (121586) age: 34 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 24 Sqn SAAF but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

07-Apr

COLWELL, ALBERT WILLIAM JAMES (1317864) age: 32 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Master II, DK799 of No 5 (P) AFU, which failed to recover from a stall in cloud and crashed at Orleton in Herefordshire.  He is buried in Kingkerswell (St Mary) Churchyard

07-Apr

JONES, DAVID WALTER (1299744) age: 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Master II, DK799 of No 5 (P) AFU, which failed to recover from a stall in cloud and crashed at Orleton in Herefordshire.  He is buried in Penygarn Baptist Burial Ground

07-Apr

LAWRENCE, DONALD EARLE CRAIG (J/27725) age: Unknown RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN324 of No 76 OTU, which crashed in the Sinai Desert foothills whilst carrying out a cross-country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

07-Apr

CONSTANTINE, CHARLES HENRY ARTHUR (328817V) age: 22 SAAF

2 Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN324 of No 76 OTU, which crashed in the Sinai Desert foothills whilst carrying out a cross-country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

07-Apr

BUCKLEY, JOHN (134357) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN324 of No 76 OTU, which crashed in the Sinai Desert foothills whilst carrying out a cross-country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

07-Apr

BARNARD, DAVID FRANCIS (1382524) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN324 of No 76 OTU, which crashed in the Sinai Desert foothills whilst carrying out a cross-country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

07-Apr

BRAND, ANDREW DAVID (1021613) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN324 of No 76 OTU, which crashed in the Sinai Desert foothills whilst carrying out a cross-country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

07-Apr

RICHES, ALFRED GEORGE (1809238) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN324 of No 76 OTU, which crashed in the Sinai Desert foothills whilst carrying out a cross-country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

07-Apr

McILWRAITH, HAROLD (1074143) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN324 of No 76 OTU, which crashed in the Sinai Desert foothills whilst carrying out a cross-country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

07-Apr

TRIBE, GEORGE (927238) age: 32 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN324 of No 76 OTU, which crashed in the Sinai Desert foothills whilst carrying out a cross-country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

07-Apr

WOPSHOTT, ALBERT RICHARD (1607113) age: 29 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN324 of No 76 OTU, which crashed in the Sinai Desert foothills whilst carrying out a cross-country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

07-Apr

CHALLIS, MICHAEL BRUCE HENRY (156336) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington, LN324 of No 76 OTU, which crashed in the Sinai Desert foothills whilst carrying out a cross-country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

07-Apr

COOK, KENNETH EDWARD (648743) age: 23 RAF

Cpl

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Aldershot.  He is buried in Greenstead Green (St James) Churchyard

07-Apr

COVENEY, CECIL CHARLES (1655798) age: 42 RAFVR

LAC

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

07-Apr

SMITH, NORMAN (523074) age: 27 RAF

Sgt

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Weston super Mare.  He is buried in Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery

 

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