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Casualties - 12 - 15 April 1944


12-Apr

FLETCHER, EDWIN MCGILVARY (151988) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME572 VN-Z of No 50 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a raid to Aachen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

SKILLEN, ERNEST ALFRED (420289) age: 23 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME572 VN-Z of No 50 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a raid to Aachen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

DAVIES, PETER MORLEY (1819560) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME572 VN-Z of No 50 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a raid to Aachen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

MACKINTOSH, DAVID THOMSON (969833) age: 26 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME572 VN-Z of No 50 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a raid to Aachen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

McKENNA, CHARLES CECIL (1795560) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME572 VN-Z of No 50 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a raid to Aachen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

STICKELLS, ANTHONY MORGAN (1444397) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME572 VN-Z of No 50 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a raid to Aachen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

WATSON, DONALD (1340421) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME572 VN-Z of No 50 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a raid to Aachen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

GRAY, NEIL ALEXANDER (137621) age:  RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MA623 of No 93 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Rome.  He is buried in Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio

12-Apr

CARMICHAEL, ROBERT POLLOCK (1374967) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He probably died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Oxford II, X7291 of No 116 Sqn, which crashed at Collyweston after hitting a tree whilst 'beating up' the airfield.  He is buried in Lanark Cemetery

12-Apr

STEWART, ANDREW (130642) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, KZ625 of No 123 Sqn, which failed to return from an offensive recce patrol over the Ukhrul-Homalin area.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

12-Apr

WISTHAL, Jan (P.782561) age: 35 PAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XII, HK132 of No 307 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol 50 miles east of Spurn Point during an evening interception.  He has  no known Grave

12-Apr

WOZNY, Jan (P.780213) age: 28 PAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XII, HK132 of No 307 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol 50 miles east of Spurn Point during an evening interception.  He has  no known Grave

12-Apr

HINDMARSH, FELIX CAMPBELL (J/89248) age: 24 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LV614 QO-S of No 432 Sqn, which crashed at Hackness near Scarborough following an engine failure during a training sortie.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Mount Vernon) Roman Catholic Cemetery

12-Apr

MacKENZIE, DAVID VICTOR (R/142262) age: 24 RCAF

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LV614 QO-S of No 432 Sqn, which crashed at Hackness near Scarborough following an engine failure during a training sortie.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

12-Apr

BELL, DAVID GORDON (J/88695) age: 25 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LV614 QO-S of No 432 Sqn, which crashed at Hackness near Scarborough following an engine failure during a training sortie.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

12-Apr

CLARKE, ARTHUR KENNETH (J/89944) age: 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LV614 QO-S of No 432 Sqn, which crashed at Hackness near Scarborough following an engine failure during a training sortie.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

12-Apr

WOODARD, THOMAS HAROLD (J/86325) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LV614 QO-S of No 432 Sqn, which crashed at Hackness near Scarborough following an engine failure during a training sortie.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

12-Apr

HALLIWELL, HARVEY (1523572) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LV614 QO-S of No 432 Sqn, which crashed at Hackness near Scarborough following an engine failure during a training sortie.  He is buried in Middleton (St Leonard) Churchyard Extension

12-Apr

CRANCH, FRANCIS EDWARD (J/89914) age: 31 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LV614 QO-S of No 432 Sqn, which crashed at Hackness near Scarborough following an engine failure during a training sortie.  He is buried in Tottenham Cemetery

12-Apr

BROOKES, SYDNEY (156625) age: 31 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 514 Sqn but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Westmorland North.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

12-Apr

DYER, JAMES REGINALD (148451) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ913 of No 547 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

DANIELS, EDWARD (422141) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ913 of No 547 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

FOSTER, KEITH REGINALD (421846) age: 22 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ913 of No 547 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

GOLDNEY, MURRAY RUFUS (417634) age: 23 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ913 of No 547 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

SWANBURY, WILLIAM GEORGE (AUS421867) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ913 of No 547 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

WEBB, KENNETH WILFRED (410579) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ913 of No 547 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

SUTTON, NIGEL HENRY (1267276) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ913 of No 547 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

WOOD, LAWRENCE ALBERT (812291) age: Unknown AuxAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ913 of No 547 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

CROSBIE, CHARLES HAMILTON (1682055) age: 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ913 of No 547 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

LANG, H G (1892373) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, KE116 PG-Q of No 619 Sqn, which was abandoned over Tilburg after it caught fire during a raid to Aachen but he did not survive.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

12-Apr

BUTLER, PETER ROSS (139994) age: 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, KE116 PG-Q of No 619 Sqn, which was abandoned over Tilburg after it caught fire during a raid to Aachen but he did not survive.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

12-Apr

WOOD, PETER MICHAEL (135679) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, KE116 PG-Q of No 619 Sqn, which was abandoned over Tilburg after it caught fire during a raid to Aachen but he did not survive.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

12-Apr

GIDDINGS, ROBERT GIFFORD (966851) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, KE116 PG-Q of No 619 Sqn, which was abandoned over Tilburg after it caught fire during a raid to Aachen but he did not survive.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

12-Apr

SHEARSBY, HENRY FREDERICK (1809160) age: 30 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, KE116 PG-Q of No 619 Sqn, which was abandoned over Tilburg after it caught fire during a raid to Aachen but he did not survive.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

12-Apr

BARNETT, ALEC DAVID (1393084) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ867 of No 620 Sqn, which was hit by flak and crash-landed 50 miles from Bordeaux during a SOE operation.  He is buried in Anzex Communal Cemetery

12-Apr

MacFARLANE, KENNETH LOW(710158) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ450 UG-F of No 1654 HCU, which was shot down by an enemy intruder over the ranges at Bassingham in Lincolnshire during a cross-country and bombing practice.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

12-Apr

LEWIS, GWILYM JOHN (1317924) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ450 UG-F of No 1654 HCU, which was shot down by an enemy intruder over the ranges at Bassingham in Lincolnshire during a cross-country and bombing practice.  He is buried in Rhondda (Ferndale) Cemetery

12-Apr

NICHOLSON, JOSEPH JOHN GORDON (1338154) age: 28 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ450 UG-F of No 1654 HCU, which was shot down by an enemy intruder over the ranges at Bassingham in Lincolnshire during a cross-country and bombing practice.  He is buried in Thorney (St Helen) Churchyard

12-Apr

LOWE, JOHN ERNEST (1575855) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ450 UG-F of No 1654 HCU, which was shot down by an enemy intruder over the ranges at Bassingham in Lincolnshire during a cross-country and bombing practice.  He is buried in Wellingborough (Finedon) Cemetery

12-Apr

MORRISON, WILLIAM JOHN (1542075) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB310 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into high ground near Penrith during a night navigation exercise.  8 others killed.  He is buried in Bangor Cemetery

12-Apr

STEVENS, PAUL BEVENS (J/24458) age: 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB310 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into high ground near Penrith during a night navigation exercise.  8 others killed.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

12-Apr

PESS, FRANK (R/171924) age: 28 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB310 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into high ground near Penrith during a night navigation exercise.  8 others killed.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

12-Apr

SEABROOK, HAROLD STANLEY (R/168412) age: 20 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB310 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into high ground near Penrith during a night navigation exercise.  8 others killed.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

12-Apr

JOHNSON, WILLIAM ALAN DFM(1107720) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB310 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into high ground near Penrith during a night navigation exercise.  8 others killed.  He is buried in Gateshead East Cemetery

12-Apr

DUNNINGHAM, HUGH (1385253) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB310 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into high ground near Penrith during a night navigation exercise.  8 others killed.  He is buried in Hampstead Cemetery

12-Apr

LITTLEFIELD, ROBERT JAMES (1853196) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB310 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into high ground near Penrith during a night navigation exercise.  8 others killed.  He is buried in Southampton (South Stoneham) Cemetery

12-Apr

KNAGENHJELM, KAI ARTHUR(2322) age: 

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, R6762 of No 57 OTU, which collided with a P-47 as it was coming into land at Eshott and crashed near Felton, Northumberland.  He is buried in

12-Apr

BACKAERT, GEORGES EDOUARD LOUIS LEON (1424876) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in  of No 7 (P) AFU, which crashed at Marholm near Peterborough (A-B states 21 Apr?).  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register

12-Apr

NEWBOULD, IRVINE (1495896) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AH119 of No 70 OTU, which crashed into the Little Bitter Lake whilst flying in low cloud.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery

12-Apr

HUTCHINGS, ARTHUR JOHN (1389627) age: 26 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AH119 of No 70 OTU, which crashed into the Little Bitter Lake whilst flying in low cloud.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery

12-Apr

ANDREWS, PETER EDWARD (1603324) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AH119 of No 70 OTU, which crashed into the Little Bitter Lake whilst flying in low cloud.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery

12-Apr

HINDMARSH, JAMES MASON (1534046) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore III, AH119 of No 70 OTU, which crashed into the Little Bitter Lake whilst flying in low cloud.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery

12-Apr

MURRAY, ROBERT WALLACE (J/25994) age: 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA572 of No 78 OTU, which failed to return. 5 others killed.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

12-Apr

JEFFERIES, DAVID (157546) age: 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA572 of No 78 OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

12-Apr

DYER, RICHARD GEORGE PATRICK (1585784) age: 18 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA572 of No 78 OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

12-Apr

MILLER, FRANK (155381) age: 29 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA572 of No 78 OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

12-Apr

CONROY, FRANK (1583056) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA572 of No 78 OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

12-Apr

CROOK, ALLAN (1684903) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA572 of No 78 OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

12-Apr

WARBURTON, ADRIAN DSO and Bar, DFC and 2 Bars(41035) age: 26 RAF

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst serving as an Air Liaison Officer with the 7th Photo Reconnaissance Group, USAAF and was flying a Lockheed F-5B when he went missing on a PR sortie over Germany, his aircraft and body were not found until 2002 near Egling an der Paar in Bavaria.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

12-Apr

TOUGH, JAMES KEMP (35036) age: 46 RAF

Wg Cdr

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 Bristol (Canford) Cemetery

12-Apr

WRIGHT, PETER (533929) age: 25 RAF

Sgt

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Knaresborough.  He is buried in Frogmore (Holy Trinity) Burial Ground, St Albans

12-Apr

SHERLOCK, NORA EILEEN (440101) age: 28 WAAF

Sgt

She was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, her death being registered in Scotland?.  She is buried in Kensal Green (St Mary's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

13-Apr

LONG, JAMES LESLIE ROBERT(89375) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was captured on 27 Mar 1941 following a raid on Cologne whilst flying in Wellington, R1335 of No 9 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

13-Apr

SANDILANDS, JAMES WALTER DFC(402405) age: 31 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Vengence II, AN810 of No 82 Sqn, which hit the ground and exploded whilst carrying out a practice dive bombing attack.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

13-Apr

WOOTTON, THOMAS GEORGE (936154) age: 25 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Vengence II, AN810 of No 82 Sqn, which hit the ground and exploded whilst carrying out a practice dive bombing attack.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

13-Apr

DUGGAN, THOMAS DOUGLAS (1439832) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF162 WP-K of No 90 Sqn, which came down at Fourdrain near Laon during a SOE sortie.  He is buried in Fourdrain Communal Cemetery

13-Apr

QUELCH, LEONARD SIDNEY (1389820) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF162 WP-K of No 90 Sqn, which came down at Fourdrain near Laon during a SOE sortie.  He is buried in Fourdrain Communal Cemetery

13-Apr

BOWLING, COLIN BAXTER (421011) age: 32 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF162 WP-K of No 90 Sqn, which came down at Fourdrain near Laon during a SOE sortie.  He is buried in Fourdrain Communal Cemetery

13-Apr

JEFFERSON, JOHN (1590889) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF162 WP-K of No 90 Sqn, which came down at Fourdrain near Laon during a SOE sortie.  He is buried in Fourdrain Communal Cemetery

13-Apr

HARRISON, EDWARD ARTHUR (1129675) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF162 WP-K of No 90 Sqn, which came down at Fourdrain near Laon during a SOE sortie.  He is buried in Laon (St Just) Communal Cemetery

13-Apr

WILSON, STANLEY ALAN (419354) age: 27 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ483 XY-V of No 90 Sqn, which came down at Roye in France during a SOE sortie.  He is buried in Roye New British Cemetery

13-Apr

CAMPBELL, WILLIAM WRIGHT (568247) age: Unknown RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ483 XY-V of No 90 Sqn, which came down at Roye in France during a SOE sortie.  He is buried in Roye New British Cemetery

13-Apr

GARDINER, FREDERICK GEORGE (54461) age: 21 RAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ483 XY-V of No 90 Sqn, which came down at Roye in France during a SOE sortie.  He is buried in Roye New British Cemetery

13-Apr

TOPPING, WALTER ERIC (1576629) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ483 XY-V of No 90 Sqn, which came down at Roye in France during a SOE sortie.  He is buried in Roye New British Cemetery

13-Apr

WATSON, WILLIAM ALEXANDER FERNIE (1821732) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ483 XY-V of No 90 Sqn, which came down at Roye in France during a SOE sortie.  He is buried in Roye New British Cemetery

13-Apr

WILLCOCKS, HERBERT FRANCIS (1391875) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ483 XY-V of No 90 Sqn, which came down at Roye in France during a SOE sortie.  He is buried in Roye New British Cemetery

13-Apr

LOWE, LESLIE ALLEN RALPH (R/158410) age: 21 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ483 XY-V of No 90 Sqn, which came down at Roye in France during a SOE sortie.  He is buried in Roye New British Cemetery

13-Apr

COLLERSHAW, HERBERT DUNCAN (1578524) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DV973 of No 95 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Bathurst.  He is buried in Fajara War Cemetery

13-Apr

DEBENHAM, RAYMOND JACK (139711) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DV973 of No 95 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Bathurst.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

13-Apr

HATSWELL, ROBERT SYDNEY DOUGLAS (641625) age: 23 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, DV973 of No 95 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Bathurst.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

13-Apr

CULLEN, KENNETH EARLE (J/9198) age: 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL181 of No 98 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off Dieppe whilst attacking gun positions on the coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Apr

DUNN, GLEN RICHARD (J/87712) age: 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL181 of No 98 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off Dieppe whilst attacking gun positions on the coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Apr

ALLEN, JOSEPH EDWARD (R/162368) age: 20 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL181 of No 98 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off Dieppe whilst attacking gun positions on the coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Apr

CROSSFIELD, RAYMOND JACK (J/21577) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JF833 'P' of No 136 Sqn, which forced landed in the jungle following engine failure but whilst surviving the landing he did not survive the conditions.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

13-Apr

WHITE, GORDON JAMES (136061) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was captured whilst flying in Beaufighter, LZ364 'R' of No 211 Sqn, which failed to return from a rocket attack on a bridge at Karanmawak on 8 Mar 1944 but died in Japanese captivity whilst being interrogated at the Rangoon Law Courts.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

13-Apr

DREW, CHARLES CYRIL AFC(J/23033) age: 27 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IX, LR416 of No 540 Sqn, which lost a wing whilst attempting to recover from a dive after the escape hatch broke loose.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

13-Apr

SHAER, JOSEPH ISRAEL (1294047) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IX, LR416 of No 540 Sqn, which lost a wing whilst attempting to recover from a dive after the escape hatch broke loose.  He is buried in Oxford (Wolvercote) Cemetery

13-Apr

GOSLING, REGINALD THOMAS (1339870) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ370 of No 603 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s off Cape Matapan.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

13-Apr

WEST, STANLEY ALFRED (1322485) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ370 of No 603 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s off Cape Matapan.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

13-Apr

AMY, JOHN ALFRED (151235) age: 26 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ475 of No 620 Sqn, which struck the ground and burst into flames after diving too steeply to drop the tow rope in the correct area.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

13-Apr

BURNS, HUIA NELSON (425093) age: 22 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ475 of No 620 Sqn, which struck the ground and burst into flames after diving too steeply to drop the tow rope in the correct area.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

13-Apr

TOOTILL, ERNEST WILLIAM (1439013) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ475 of No 620 Sqn, which struck the ground and burst into flames after diving too steeply to drop the tow rope in the correct area.  He is buried in Birch-in-Hopwood (St Mary) Churchyard

13-Apr

WILLARD, EDMUND CHRISTOPHER (1800498) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ475 of No 620 Sqn, which struck the ground and burst into flames after diving too steeply to drop the tow rope in the correct area.  He is buried in Richmond Cemetery, Surrey

13-Apr

LEWIS, GEORGE WHITTON (2220049) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ475 of No 620 Sqn, which struck the ground and burst into flames after diving too steeply to drop the tow rope in the correct area.  He is buried in Uttoxeter Cemetery

13-Apr

GILLIES, JAMES KENNEDY (R146737) age: 23 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ564 of No 10 (O) AFU, which crashed near the Solway Firth during a low level training sortie.  He is buried in Troqueer New Burial Ground

13-Apr

WILLARD, THOMAS BRYANT (1380335) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ564 of No 10 (O) AFU, which crashed near the Solway Firth during a low level training sortie.  He is buried in Bexhill Cemetery.

13-Apr

EVANS, DAVID RAYMOND (531593) age: Unknown RAF

Cpl

He was probably killed whilst flying in Anson I, DJ564 of No 10 (O) AFU, which crashed near the Solway Firth during a low level training sortie.  He is buried in Porthcawl Cemetery.

13-Apr

OATES, STANLEY (1439442) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB204 OO-G of No 1663 HCU, which crashed on take off from  Rufforth as it set off on a night exercise.  He is buried in Allerton (Prospect) Methodist Chapelyard

13-Apr

PINFOLD, FREDERICK CHARLES (1303878) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB204 OO-G of No 1663 HCU, which crashed on take off from  Rufforth as it set off on a night exercise.  He is buried in Clifford Chambers (St Helen) Churchyard

13-Apr

EWART, ROSS STUART (J/35149) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB204 OO-G of No 1663 HCU, which crashed on take off from  Rufforth as it set off on a night exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

13-Apr

ILLINGWORTH, JOHN (1091212) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB204 OO-G of No 1663 HCU, which crashed on take off from  Rufforth as it set off on a night exercise.  He is buried in Stonefold (St John) Churchyard

13-Apr

MEDHURST, REGINALD CHESTER PELHAM (J/23727) age: 27 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB204 OO-G of No 1663 HCU, which crashed on take off from  Rufforth as it set off on a night exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

13-Apr

WILLIAMS, MAURICE (1801296) age: 19 RAFVR

AC2

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Harvard I, P5833 of No 22 SFTS, which crashed near Fort Victoria during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Gweru Cemetery

13-Apr

SANDBERG, THEODORE (J/24115) age: 27 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, T5103 of No 9 (C) OTU, which crashed into the sea near Silloth.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low

13-Apr

JONES, TREVOR (1417624) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, T5103 of No 9 (C) OTU, which crashed into the sea near Silloth.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Apr

GEWERGIS DINKHA (1195) 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 buried in Beirut War Cemetery

13-Apr

BARNETT, HORACE EDWIN (1619853) age: 41 RAFVR

AC2

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

13-Apr

FAULKNER, JAMES WILLIAM (1500797) age: 38 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 Poole Cemetery

13-Apr

STEVENSON, JANET WELSH (425348) age: 21 WAAF

Cpl

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

14-Apr

BAIRD, RONALD JACKSON (1567843) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 9, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained, his death being registered in Sleaford.  He is buried in Dundee Eastern Necropolis

14-Apr

BERRY, EDMUND MAURICE (150222) age: 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 11 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Imphal War Cemetery

14-Apr

TYLER, GEORGE DAVID (1288811) age: 31 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 15 Sqn, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  His death being registered in Newmarket.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard

14-Apr

MADDISON, ROBERT (1438170) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Boston III, AL700 of No 18 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Ponza Island.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

14-Apr

COOPER, EDWARD JOHN(148023) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Boston III, AL700 of No 18 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Ponza Island.  He is buried in Minturno War Cemetery.

14-Apr

GRIMSON, GEORGE JOHN WILLIAM (631689) age: 36 RAF

WO

He was captured on 14 Jul 1940 following a raid on Hamburg whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7792 of No 37 Sqn.  Having escaped from Stalag Luft VI on 21 Jan 1944 he established an escape 'line' between there and Danzig but was killed shortly after being recaptured.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Apr

KROL, Stanislaw Zygmunt(P.0237) age: 28 PAF

Flt Lt

He was captured whilst flying in Spitfire V, W3263  of No 74 Sqn.  failed to return from a afternoon patrol.  He had made a previous escape attempt 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

14-Apr

ATKINSON, JAMES (634551) age: 27 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV825 'D' of No 178 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Celone.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

14-Apr

BASKERVILLE, JOHN BRIAN (1004452) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV825 'D' of No 178 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Celone.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

14-Apr

BENNETT, DENNIS ANTHONY (1802739) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV825 'D' of No 178 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Celone.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

14-Apr

EVANS, GEORGE HENRY (937031) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV825 'D' of No 178 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Celone.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

14-Apr

HART, BERNARD ERNEST (1321472) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV825 'D' of No 178 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Celone.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

14-Apr

MARTIN, JOHN CHARLES WILLIAM (1385426) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV825 'D' of No 178 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Celone.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

14-Apr

SNEAD, LEONARD (1173910) age: Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst serving with No 238 Sqn but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Biguglia War Cemetery

14-Apr

HETLAND, T RNAF () age: 

2 Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MH760 of No 332 Sqn, which he abandoned over the Channel after being hit by flak near Dreux during a Ranger to Le Havre, but was not rescued.  

14-Apr

BOARDMAN, HARRY (1069585) age: 30 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 353 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

14-Apr

YARRA, ROBERT ERNEST (413707) age: 21 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MK324 'Y' of No 453 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a dive bombing attack on a Noball (V-1) site near Abbeville.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

14-Apr

HOVELL, JOHN KENNETH (1391882) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM628 of No 504 Sqn, which failed to return from operations.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Apr

KING, HERBERT ALLAN (605474) age: 25 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire XI, EN424 of No 542 Sqn, which failed to return from a PR sortie over V-1 sites in the Pas de Calais.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Apr

LITTERICK, THOMAS RICHMOND (1053044) age: 40 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst serving with No 980 Sqn but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained, his death being registered in Wirral.  He is buried in Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery

14-Apr

ROYSTON, JOHN WILLIAM (944600) age: Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst serving with No 2702 Sqn RAF Regiment, but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained, however his death was registered at Chichester.  He is buried in Chichester Cemetery

14-Apr

TOWSTIEJKO, Zdzislaw Marian(P.792415) age: 24 PAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD786  of No 13 OTU, which flew into the ground at Foxcote, Buckinghamshire during a camera gun attack.  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery

14-Apr

HAWKINS, JAMES ADDISON (120119) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LB415 of No 1521 Flt, which collided with Lancaster, W4103 of No 5 LFS during a beam approach training flight.  He is buried in Burton-on-the-Wolds Burial Ground

14-Apr

DENNIS, BRYAN HEDLEY (160921) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LB415 of No 1521 Flt, which collided with Lancaster, W4103 of No 5 LFS during a beam approach training flight.  He is buried in Hatfield Road Cemetery, St Albans

14-Apr

WOODLAND, HARRY (619829) age: 23 RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed whilst serving with No 22 SFTS but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Gweru Cemetery

14-Apr

LEFEBVRE, JOSEPH DONAT CAMILLE (J/17682) age: 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE351 of No 308 MU/ADU, which crashed after hitting a sand bank whilst attempting to make an emergency landing following an engine failure.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

14-Apr

STEIN, JOHN FOUNTAIN (126686) age: 27 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE351 of No 308 MU/ADU, which crashed after hitting a sand bank whilst attempting to make an emergency landing following an engine failure.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

14-Apr

GOULD, JOHN ROY (1894437) age: 19 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 31 EFTS and was killed when he was struck by Cornell Mk. II, 15006 as he crossed the flare path at De Winton.  He is buried in Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery.

14-Apr

EDWARDS, FREDERICK WILLIAM (1869475) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4103 RC-E of No 5 LFS, which collided with Oxford, LB425 of No 1521 BAT  Flt near Syerston during a general handling flight.  He is buried in Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery

14-Apr

HOLES, PETER WILLIAM RAYMOND (140864) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4103 RC-E of No 5 LFS, which collided with Oxford, LB425 of No 1521 BAT  Flt near Syerston during a general handling flight.  He is buried in Colwyn Bay (Bronynant) Cemetery

14-Apr

ASPINALL, GLYN ROBERT (BOB) (1800248) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4103 RC-E of No 5 LFS, which collided with Oxford, LB425 of No 1521 BAT  Flt near Syerston during a general handling flight.  He is buried in Laxfield Cemetery

14-Apr

McRUER, DAVID WINCHESTER (151768) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4103 RC-E of No 5 LFS, which collided with Oxford, LB425 of No 1521 BAT  Flt near Syerston during a general handling flight.  He is buried in Newark-on-Trent Cemetery

14-Apr

RICHARDSON, HENRY HOLMES (J/17320) age: 28 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4103 RC-E of No 5 LFS, which collided with Oxford, LB425 of No 1521 BAT  Flt near Syerston during a general handling flight.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

14-Apr

LAIDLER, PATRICK WILLIAM (415800) age: 28 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4103 RC-E of No 5 LFS, which collided with Oxford, LB425 of No 1521 BAT  Flt near Syerston during a general handling flight.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

14-Apr

HERBERT, HENRY ERNEST (1822275) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4103 RC-E of No 5 LFS, which collided with Oxford, LB425 of No 1521 BAT  Flt near Syerston during a general handling flight.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

14-Apr

GOULDSTONE, VICTOR CHARLES WILLIAM ARRAS (1892933) age: 27 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4103 RC-E of No 5 LFS, which collided with Oxford, LB425 of No 1521 BAT  Flt near Syerston during a general handling flight.  He is buried in Aylesford Cemetery

14-Apr

PETO, PHILIP ROBERT (565129) age: 30 RAF

Sgt

Serving with the CGS, he was found dead in the ablutions of the Sergeants Mess having committed 'suicide whilst the balance of his mind was disturbed'.  He is buried in Woodbridge Cemetery

14-Apr

MOORE, ERNEST WILLIAM (1174564) age: 30 RAFVR

LAC

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

14-Apr

NIGHTINGALE, LOUIS (855147) age: 46 AuxAF

AC1

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Liverpool N.  He is buried in Liverpool (Yew Tree) Roman Catholic Cemetery

14-Apr

SPARROW, IVY DORIS (2067729) age: 20 WAAF

ACW1

She was serving in the UK and was killed in a motor accident while she was riding on the cross bar of an airman's bicycle.  She is buried in Lower Cam (St Bartholomew) Churchyard.

14-Apr

DICKINSON, JOAN ELIZABETH (2008582) age: 20 WAAF

LACW

She was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, her death being registered in Brighton.  She is buried in Brighton City Cemetery (Bear Road)

14-Apr

BOOTH, FRANCES (435033) age: 24 WAAF

LACW

She was serving at RAF Lichfield and was killed when she was hit by an American vehicle on the Lichfield to Burton road.  She is buried in Manston (St James) Churchyard.

14-Apr

VANDYCK, KATHLEEN (2568) age: 43 WAAF

SO

She was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, her death being registered in Oxford.  She is buried in Southport (Duke Street) Cemetery

14-Apr

STOKOE, SIDNEY (1677803) age: 19 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4103 RC-E of No 5 LFS, which collided with Oxford, LB425 of No 1521 BAT  Flt near Syerston during a general handling flight.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (West Road) Cemetery.

15-Apr

LUCAS, JOSEPH BERNARD (1814558) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP177 of No 40 Sqn, which was lost on operations.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

15-Apr

DEADMAN, ERNEST FREDERICK (1601610) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP177 of No 40 Sqn, which was lost on operations.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

15-Apr

BAILEY, JOHN CHARLES JAMES (1321390) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP177 of No 40 Sqn, which was lost on operations.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

15-Apr

RICHARDSON, KENNETH (1239082) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP177 of No 40 Sqn, which was lost on operations.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

15-Apr

HOUSTON, WILLIAM FREDERICK (637005) age: Unknown RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL569 'Z' of No 62 Sqn, which flew into high ground after control was lost in turbulent conditions during a supply drop near Mowdock.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

15-Apr

SMITH, COLIN GRAHAM (1322739) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL569 'Z' of No 62 Sqn, which flew into high ground after control was lost in turbulent conditions during a supply drop near Mowdock.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

15-Apr

FIFOOT, REGINALD (172714) age: 32 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL569 'Z' of No 62 Sqn, which flew into high ground after control was lost in turbulent conditions during a supply drop near Mowdock.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

15-Apr

SCULLY, GORDON (1456856) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL569 'Z' of No 62 Sqn, which flew into high ground after control was lost in turbulent conditions during a supply drop near Mowdock.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

15-Apr

BOWMAN, ALAN PETER (407488) age: 27 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8306 of No 114 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce along the west coast of Italy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

15-Apr

NAPIER , KEITH MELLIS (407249) age: 28 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8306 of No 114 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce along the west coast of Italy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

15-Apr

WICKES, DONALD WILLIAM (407476) age: 30 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8306 of No 114 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce along the west coast of Italy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

15-Apr

POULSON, STUART JAMES WALTON (1580290) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8306 of No 114 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce along the west coast of Italy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

15-Apr

HAWORTH, FRANK (1146272) age: 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 159 Sqn but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Spilsby.  He is buried in Mellor (St Mary) Churchyard

15-Apr

BIRCH, RAYMOND HARRY (1873585) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV820 'R' of No 178 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Celone.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

15-Apr

WISHAK, MICHAEL (J/88962) age: 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV825 'D' of No 178 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Celone.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery.

15-Apr

SHAW, K (328351V) age: Unknown SAAF

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV820 'R' of No 178 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Celone.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

15-Apr

ROGAN, H (209397V) age: 28 SAAF

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV820 'R' of No 178 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Celone.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery.

15-Apr

WESTLAKE, THOMAS GEORGE (TOMMY) (89387) age: 27 RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, BG601 of No 290 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off the Irish coast whilst carrying out a dummy torpedo attack on a convoy escort vessel.  He is buried in Bristol (Greenbank) Cemetery

15-Apr

VANCE, GORDON ELGIN (J/24133) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, BG601 of No 290 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off the Irish coast whilst carrying out a dummy torpedo attack on a convoy escort vessel.  He is buried in Eglantine Church of Ireland Cemetery

15-Apr

BAKER, CHARLES OREN (C/11711) age: 27 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 434 Sqn and died at Croft from natural causes.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

15-Apr

EID, ANDRE EMIL(1383977) age: 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire, JG258 of No 601 Sqn, which was lost during a test flight.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register.

15-Apr

JAMIESON, WILLIAM BROWN (1825970) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 1 ME ARC, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

15-Apr

MORRIS, GWILYM DEINIOL (153759) age: 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG508 of No 113 Wing, which crashed in a flat spin near Assei in Brazil after flying into a thunderstorm.  He is buried in Natal (Alecrim) Cemetery

15-Apr

POLING, WILLIAM JOHN (417667) age: 22 RAAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG508 of No 113 Wing, which crashed in a flat spin near Assei in Brazil after flying into a thunderstorm.  He is buried in Natal (Alecrim) Cemetery

15-Apr

UDEN, RONALD JACK (1603568) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG508 of No 113 Wing, which crashed in a flat spin near Assei in Brazil after flying into a thunderstorm.  He is buried in Natal (Alecrim) Cemetery

15-Apr

WALLACE, HUGH ALEXANDER (J/23362) age: 32 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB203 of No 1664 HCU, which crashed on landing at Dishforth on its return from an evening cross-country flight in poor visibility.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

15-Apr

MUISINER, HOMER LEROY (R/160427) age: 23 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB203 of No 1664 HCU, which crashed on landing at Dishforth on its return from an evening cross-country flight in poor visibility.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

15-Apr

CULL, LLOYD JOHN (R/200097) age: 18 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB203 of No 1664 HCU, which crashed on landing at Dishforth on its return from an evening cross-country flight in poor visibility.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

15-Apr

LOVETT, CHARLES EDWARD (R/208139) age: 18 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB203 of No 1664 HCU, which crashed on landing at Dishforth on its return from an evening cross-country flight in poor visibility.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

15-Apr

WATKINS, P USAAF() age: 18 USAAF

T/Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB203 of No 1664 HCU, which crashed on landing at Dishforth on its return from an evening cross-country flight in poor visibility.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

15-Apr

HUDDLESTON, JOHN (R/106580) age: 20 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB203 of No 1664 HCU, which crashed on landing at Dishforth on its return from an evening cross-country flight in poor visibility.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

15-Apr

HOLDEN, KENNETH DAVID (2209331) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB203 of No 1664 HCU, which crashed on landing at Dishforth on its return from an evening cross-country flight in poor visibility.  He is buried in Tyldesley Cemetery

15-Apr

HOLLOWAY, DONALDSON RENDAL (J/25803) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Halifax V, EB205 of No 1664 HCU, which having failed to land at Dishforth in failing visibility attempted to land at Topcliffe, however, it overshot the runway and crashed into a railway bridge and cottages in the East Coast Main Line.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

15-Apr

SMITH, JAMES HENRY (J/18558) age: 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Halifax V, EB205 of No 1664 HCU, which having failed to land at Dishforth in failing visibility attempted to land at Topcliffe, however, it overshot the runway and crashed into a railway bridge and cottages in the East Coast Main Line.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

15-Apr

SUMMERFIELD, WILLIAM EDWARD (644252) age: 25 RAF

Cpl

He was attached to the Y Station at Cheadle and died in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where had been admitted in March, from Peritonitis and Carcinomatosis due to carcinoma of stomach.  He is buried in Birmingham (Witton) Cemetery.

15-Apr

JOBSON, STEWART WALTER (J/27433) age: 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB205 of No 1664 HCU, which having failed to land at Dishforth in failing visibility attempted to land at Topcliffe, however, it overshot the runway and crashed into a railway bridge and cottages in the East Coast Main Line.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

15-Apr

POWELL, HENRY GEORGE COLES (1894686) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB205 of No 1664 HCU, which having failed to land at Dishforth in failing visibility attempted to land at Topcliffe, however, it overshot the runway and crashed into a railway bridge and cottages in the East Coast Main Line.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery

15-Apr

POCOCK, MICHAEL CASEY (1805762) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Wellington X, HE465 'D' of No 30 OTU, which flew into a hill at Swansmoor shortly after taking off from Seighford on a night exercise.  He is buried in Northfleet Cemetery

15-Apr

O'NEILL, RONALD (153719) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE465 'D' of No 30 OTU, which flew into a hill at Swansmoor shortly after taking off from Seighford on a night exercise.  He is buried in Bandon Hill Cemetery

15-Apr

BULL, ERNEST JAMES (68766) age: 25 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE465 'D' of No 30 OTU, which flew into a hill at Swansmoor shortly after taking off from Seighford on a night exercise.  He is buried in Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery

15-Apr

WHITEHEAD, ALAN (2202809) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE465 'D' of No 30 OTU, which flew into a hill at Swansmoor shortly after taking off from Seighford on a night exercise.  He is buried in Leeds (Holbeck) Cemetery

15-Apr

PUGH, SIDNEY JAMES (136696) age: 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE465 'D' of No 30 OTU, which flew into a hill at Swansmoor shortly after taking off from Seighford on a night exercise.  He is buried in Llanharan and Peterston-super-Montem Joint Cemetery

15-Apr

PAYNE, ARTHUR LESLIE (1079610) age: Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 308 MU, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

15-Apr

BROWN, ROBERT PHILLIP HENRY (413556) age: 31 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle II, V1609 of No 42 OTU, which crashed after hitting a chimney whilst making steep turns at low level at Hartford in Cheshire being 50 miles of track.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

15-Apr

ORMISTON, FAULKNER ADRIAN ANDREW (412827) age: 22 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle II, V1609 of No 42 OTU, which crashed after hitting a chimney whilst making steep turns at low level at Hartford in Cheshire being 50 miles of track.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

15-Apr

CRICHTON, JOHN (1370281) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle II, V1609 of No 42 OTU, which crashed after hitting a chimney whilst making steep turns at low level at Hartford in Cheshire being 50 miles of track.  He is buried in Dumfries (St  Michael's) Cemetery

15-Apr

CROWE, AUBREY GERALD (1132028) age: 32 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle II, V1609 of No 42 OTU, which crashed after hitting a chimney whilst making steep turns at low level at Hartford in Cheshire being 50 miles of track.  He is buried in Hartford (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

15-Apr

BROWNING, PETER LEAR (571275) age: 22 RAF

WO

He was killed whilst serving as the Armament Officer with No 7 Sqn IAF when a 500 lb bomb exploded whilst being fused at Uderbund, six others were also killed.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery.

15-Apr

ABDUL LATIF BIN MALIN MUDA (786000) age: Unknown RAF

AC2

Neither the unit on which he was serving nor the circumstances of his death have yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore (Unmaintainable Graves) Memorial

15-Apr

SENG, JOSEPH (785909) age: Unknown RAFVR

AC2

Neither the unit on which he was serving nor the circumstances of his death have yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

15-Apr

PASCOE, SIDNEY RICHARD (566229) age: 28 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 3132 Servicing Echelon and was killed in an accident.  He is buried in Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery.

15-Apr

FITZGERALD, JOHN (1903882) age: 19 RAFVR

AC2

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

15-Apr

TASKER, ERIC (1622687) age: 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving at RAF Tain and died from the effects of blast and multiple shrapnel wounds.  He is buried in Leeds (Harehills) Cemetery.

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