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Casualties - 19 - 20 April 1944


19-Apr

HUTTON, ALLAN (J/87713) age: 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK159 of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

19-Apr

MacKINNON, BERNARD JOSEPH (J/87586) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK159 of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

19-Apr

POWER, JOHN MANLEY (J/90045) age: 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK159 of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

19-Apr

SCHRODER, DONALD KILGOUR (J/86625) age: 27 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK159 of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the  Malta Memorial.

19-Apr

BUDGE, HERBERT ERIC VICTOR (128476) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK159 of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the  Malta Memorial.

19-Apr

HALL, OSWALD HENRY MARK (138120) age: 31 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder I, FK159 of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the  Malta Memorial.

19-Apr

HEWITT, ARTHUR LESLIE (964626) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE371 'C' of No 39 Sqn, which hit the sea and exploded after attacking a vessel near Cape l'Espiguette during Operation Rover in the Gulf of Lyons.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

19-Apr

GARNETT, JACK FRANKLAND (1486588) age: 33 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE371 'C' of No 39 Sqn, which hit the sea and exploded after attacking a vessel near Cape l'Espiguette during Operation Rover in the Gulf of Lyons.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

19-Apr

WILLIS, JOHN FREDERICK (2208994) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND475 DX- of No 57 Sqn, which crashed near Chapelbridge in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid against railway targets at Juvisy.  He is buried in Bury Cemetery, Redvales

19-Apr

CULLIFORD, RONALD FIRTH (425129) age: 22 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND475 DX- of No 57 Sqn, which crashed near Chapelbridge in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid against railway targets at Juvisy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

OBERG, ALBERT EDWARD (420493) age: 32 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND475 DX- of No 57 Sqn, which crashed near Chapelbridge in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid against railway targets at Juvisy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

ADAMS, HENRY HARRIS (174599) age: 40 RAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND475 DX- of No 57 Sqn, which crashed near Chapelbridge in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid against railway targets at Juvisy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

CROSSLEY, EDMUND FORBES (174670) age: 34 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND475 DX- of No 57 Sqn, which crashed near Chapelbridge in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid against railway targets at Juvisy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

PIZZEY, HERBERT REX (174690) age: 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND475 DX- of No 57 Sqn, which crashed near Chapelbridge in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid against railway targets at Juvisy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

KINNES, WILLIAM DUNCAN (1522824) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND475 DX- of No 57 Sqn, which crashed near Chapelbridge in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid against railway targets at Juvisy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

RICHARDS, JOSEPH STEWART (1394671) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND475 DX- of No 57 Sqn, which crashed near Chapelbridge in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid against railway targets at Juvisy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

MURRAY, HENRY JAMES (415820) age: 26 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH955 AA-K of No 75 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Jenning in Denmark during a Gardening sortie to Kiel Bay.  He is buried in Gram Churchyard

19-Apr

KAHLER, HYMAN CHAIM MORDECAI (1803280) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH955 AA-K of No 75 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Jenning in Denmark during a Gardening sortie to Kiel Bay.  He is buried in Gram Churchyard

19-Apr

WOOLLAM, PETER (1890807) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH955 AA-K of No 75 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Jenning in Denmark during a Gardening sortie to Kiel Bay.  He is buried in Gram Churchyard

19-Apr

MULLIGAN, JOHN (R/195834) age: 20 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH955 AA-K of No 75 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Jenning in Denmark during a Gardening sortie to Kiel Bay.  He is buried in Gram Churchyard

19-Apr

STRINGER, SAMUEL (1339204) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JG348 of No 81 Sqn, which crashed into a padi-field on the approach to Kangla.  He is buried in Imphal War Cemetery

19-Apr

EDDY, CHARLIE (39003) age: 29 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL867 A4-J of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Witchford on its return from a raid against railway targets at Rouen.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

19-Apr

BENNIS, HENRY (R/178351) age: 22 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL867 A4-J of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Witchford on its return from a raid against railway targets at Rouen.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

19-Apr

MADDOX, PETER JOHN EDWARD (1334594) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL867 A4-J of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Witchford on its return from a raid against railway targets at Rouen.  He is buried in Cowes (Northwood) Cemetery

19-Apr

LANGRIDGE, ALFRED FRANK (1812710) age: 32 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL867 A4-J of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Witchford on its return from a raid against railway targets at Rouen.  He is buried in Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery

19-Apr

PUGH, HAROLD EDWARD GEORGE (658462) age: 24 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL867 A4-J of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Witchford on its return from a raid against railway targets at Rouen.  He is buried in Hindringham (St Martin) Churchyard

19-Apr

MURPHY, WILLIAM LESLIE (2206546) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL867 A4-J of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Witchford on its return from a raid against railway targets at Rouen.  He is buried in Liverpool (West Derby) Cemetery

19-Apr

SMITH, ALBERT (132712) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL867 A4-J of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Witchford on its return from a raid against railway targets at Rouen.  He is buried in Queensbury and Shelf (Queensbury) Cemetery

19-Apr

JONES, DAVID LLOYD (975131) age: 30 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, LL667 KO-R of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Witchford on its return from a raid against railway targets at Rouen.  He is buried in Aberystwyth Cemetery

19-Apr

MACMILLAN, WILLIAM JAMES (R/209012) age: 19 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, LL667 KO-R of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Witchford on its return from a raid against railway targets at Rouen.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

19-Apr

FELDMAN, ARNOLD LEPIN(J/92605) age: 27 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, LL667 KO-R of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Witchford on its return from a raid against railway targets at Rouen.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

19-Apr

KERWIN, ERNEST (1540856) age: 30 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, LL667 KO-R of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Witchford on its return from a raid against railway targets at Rouen.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

19-Apr

BIRNIE, JOHN (173326) age: 20 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, LL667 KO-R of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Witchford on its return from a raid against railway targets at Rouen.  He is buried in Gosforth (St Mary) Churchyard

19-Apr

FERGUSON, JACK (1591340) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, LL667 KO-R of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Witchford on its return from a raid against railway targets at Rouen.  He is buried in Kendal (Parkside) Cemetery

19-Apr

BAILEY, GEORGE EDWARD (1868473) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, LL667 KO-R of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Witchford on its return from a raid against railway targets at Rouen.  He is buried in Rainham (St Margaret) Churchyard

19-Apr

WATSON, GEORGE (139715) age: 33 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ504 OJ-K of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie to Kiel Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

JEAL, ERNEST (1324638) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ504 OJ-K of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie to Kiel Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

LOWTHER, ROY WOODSID(J/92029) age: 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ504 OJ-K of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie to Kiel Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

BRUNTON, JOHN FRASER (1570543) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ504 OJ-K of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie to Kiel Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

ELLIOTT, JOHN NORMAN (1650667) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ504 OJ-K of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie to Kiel Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

GEDDES, ALEXANDER MCPHERSON (1567832) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ504 OJ-K of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie to Kiel Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

WIGHAM, WILLIAM (1823065) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ504 OJ-K of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie to Kiel Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

HOLBROOK, REGINALD THOMAS (1213763) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ864 of No 160 Sqn, which crashed into trees as it took off from Sigiriya after hitting a gun site.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

19-Apr

WINFIELD, KENNETH BILTCLIFFE (151277) age: 29 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ864 of No 160 Sqn, which crashed into trees as it took off from Sigiriya after hitting a gun site.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

19-Apr

PERCIVAL, JOHN FREDERICK (42378) age: Unknown RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ864 of No 160 Sqn, which crashed into trees as it took off from Sigiriya after hitting a gun site.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

19-Apr

CRAWFORD, WILLIAM JOHN (151436) age: 22 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ864 of No 160 Sqn, which crashed into trees as it took off from Sigiriya after hitting a gun site.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

19-Apr

BEAUCHAMP, WARWICK MELVILLE (421880) age: 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ864 of No 160 Sqn, which crashed into trees as it took off from Sigiriya after hitting a gun site.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

19-Apr

BRISSENDEN, FREDERICK SCOTT () age: 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ864 of No 160 Sqn, which crashed into trees as it took off from Sigiriya after hitting a gun site.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

19-Apr

GOODWIN, THOMAS JOHN (347787) age: 49 RAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 181 Sqn, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  His death being registered in Christchurch.  He is buried in Leicester (Saffron Hill) Cemetery

19-Apr

BIRD, WILLIAM (1229733) age: 34 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 181 Sqn but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Christchurch.  He is buried in Heston (St Leonard) Churchyard

19-Apr

WAYMAN, ASHLEY JOSEPH BRIAN (656668) age: 24 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Honiton of No 286 Sqn, which flew into high ground in Devon in bad visibility.  He is buried in Surfleet (St Lawrence) Churchyard

19-Apr

MRTVY, ARNOST  (787187) age: Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MJ558 of No 313 Sqn, which was lost in combat with Fw 190s during a bomber escort sortie to USAAF B-26s.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery

19-Apr

BRYGIDER, Roman Marian (P.2304) age: 31 PAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, FX895 of No 315 Sqn, which failed to level out from a near vertical dive and broke up, crashing at Coolham in Sussex.  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery

19-Apr

QUINN, JOSEPH DENNIS (J/19888) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP202 VR-T of No 419 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea during a Gardening sortie to Fakse Bay.  He is buried in Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery

19-Apr

PETRINA, MICHAEL JOSEPH (R/51651) age: 23 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP202 VR-T of No 419 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea during a Gardening sortie to Fakse Bay.  He is buried in Nysogn Churchyard

19-Apr

LEWIS-WATTS, DESMOND LOFTUS (J/25352) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP202 VR-T of No 419 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea during a Gardening sortie to Fakse Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

HICKSON, FREDERICK JAMES NOEL (1390386) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP202 VR-T of No 419 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea during a Gardening sortie to Fakse Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

DWYER, ROY ORSON (J/86379) age: 24 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP202 VR-T of No 419 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea during a Gardening sortie to Fakse Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

GARES, ERNEST JOSEPH (J/86329) age: 25 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP202 VR-T of No 419 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea during a Gardening sortie to Fakse Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

WEEKS, DOUGLAS FRANCIS CHRISTIAN (J/92325) age: 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP202 VR-T of No 419 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea during a Gardening sortie to Fakse Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Apr

REDMAN, ALAN HARRY (159718) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW643 QO-E of No 432 Sqn, which was lost during a raid against marshalling yards at Noisy-le-Sec.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

19-Apr

MERCER, ANGUS CAMERON GRAEME (J/20186) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW643 QO-E of No 432 Sqn, which was lost during a raid against marshalling yards at Noisy-le-Sec.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

19-Apr

KENT, WALTER HARRIS (172207) age: 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW643 QO-E of No 432 Sqn, which was lost during a raid against marshalling yards at Noisy-le-Sec.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

19-Apr

BELL, JAMES BOND (JIMMIE) (J/19147) age: 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW643 QO-E of No 432 Sqn, which was lost during a raid against marshalling yards at Noisy-le-Sec.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

19-Apr

McGREGOR, ALEXANDER MORVAN (J/ 19304) age: 29 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW643 QO-E of No 432 Sqn, which was lost during a raid against marshalling yards at Noisy-le-Sec.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

19-Apr

McCLUSKIE, ALEXANDER (1823784) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW643 QO-E of No 432 Sqn, which was lost during a raid against marshalling yards at Noisy-le-Sec.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

19-Apr

WAGSTAFF, JOHN MICHAEL (1219231) age: Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HF243 'K' of No 458 Sqn, which crashed on landing and burst into flames on its return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery

19-Apr

WILLIAMSON, ROBERT HENRY (1252008) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HF243 'K' of No 458 Sqn, which crashed on landing and burst into flames on its return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery

19-Apr

McMILLAN, HERBERT RUSSELL (409574) age: 22 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HF243 'K' of No 458 Sqn, which crashed on landing and burst into flames on its return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery

19-Apr

HUNTLEY, ARTHUR JOHN (410488) age: 25 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HF243 'K' of No 458 Sqn, which crashed on landing and burst into flames on its return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery

19-Apr

SWAN, JACK EDWARD (419234) age: 19 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LV956 HD-R of No 466 Sqn, which came down near Forges-les-Eaux during a raid against railway targets at Tergnier.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

19-Apr

CASEY, BARRY WILLIAM (420638) age: 24 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LV956 HD-R of No 466 Sqn, which came down near Forges-les-Eaux during a raid against railway targets at Tergnier.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

19-Apr

LYALL, WILLIAM BRIAN (419661) age: 23 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LV956 HD-R of No 466 Sqn, which came down near Forges-les-Eaux during a raid against railway targets at Tergnier.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

19-Apr

CHANDLER, ALAN VICTOR (1319672) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfires VIII, A58-392 (JG342) of No 548 Sqn, which collided with A58-393 of the same unit near Strathpine.  He is buried in Brisbane (Lutwyche) Cemetery

19-Apr

WRIGHT, WILLIAM HENRY ALEXANDER (70834) age: 26 RAFO

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfires VIII, A58-393 (JG350) of No 548 Sqn, which collided with A58-392 of the same unit near Strathpine.  He is buried in Brisbane (Lutwyche) Cemetery

19-Apr

DELHAYE, HUBERT FRANCIS (J/38583) age: 25 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FZ683 of No 575 Sqn, which crashed near Carterton after making a steep turn on take off whilst towing a Horsa glider at night.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

19-Apr

PAGE, CHARLES JOHN (1869699) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME734 CF- of No 625 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Kelstern on its return from a raid against railway targets at Rouen.  He is buried in Barking (Rippleside) Cemetery

19-Apr

MERCER, RICHARD ARTHUR (1320448) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME734 CF- of No 625 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Kelstern on its return from a raid against railway targets at Rouen.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

19-Apr

COSGROVE, JOSEPH PATRICK (J/85244) age: 24 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME734 CF- of No 625 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Kelstern on its return from a raid against railway targets at Rouen.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

19-Apr

JEEVES, GEOFFREY EUGENE (1390404) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME734 CF- of No 625 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Kelstern on its return from a raid against railway targets at Rouen.  He is buried in Heston (St Leonard) Churchyard

19-Apr

BEECHEY, DAVID HENRY (1606782) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME734 CF- of No 625 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Kelstern on its return from a raid against railway targets at Rouen.  He is buried in Louth Cemetery

19-Apr

BENNETT, ALFRED (1149235) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME734 CF- of No 625 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Kelstern on its return from a raid against railway targets at Rouen.  He is buried in/or was cremated at  Islington Cemetery and Crematorium

19-Apr

WILLIAMS, CYRIL (1396380) age: 31 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME734 CF- of No 625 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Kelstern on its return from a raid against railway targets at Rouen.  He is buried in West Wickham (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

19-Apr

BOULTON, FRANK NELSON (115339) age: 26 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW722 C8-S of No 640 Sqn, which came down near Dieppe after being hit by flak on its return from a raid against railway targets at Tergnier.  He is buried in Grandcourt War Cemetery

19-Apr

MEYER, LAWRENCE MARIUS (J/88912) age: 27 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW722 C8-S of No 640 Sqn, which came down near Dieppe after being hit by flak on its return from a raid against railway targets at Tergnier.  He is buried in Grandcourt War Cemetery

19-Apr

ROSE, CLIFFORD WILLIAM (J/88913) age: 19 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW722 C8-S of No 640 Sqn, which came down near Dieppe after being hit by flak on its return from a raid against railway targets at Tergnier.  He is buried in Grandcourt War Cemetery

19-Apr

WALTON, JOHN RICHARD VINCENT (1454058) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW722 C8-S of No 640 Sqn, which came down near Dieppe after being hit by flak on its return from a raid against railway targets at Tergnier.  He is buried in Grandcourt War Cemetery

19-Apr

FREW, HAROLD GEORGE (409826) age: 25 RAAF

Plt Off

He was serving with No 1 FU and was killed when he was struck by an aircraft taking-off from Gibraltar as he crossed the runway.  He is buried in Gibraltar Memorial

19-Apr

NEWELL, BERTRAM EDWIN (1472745) age: 37 RAFVR

LAC

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

19-Apr

LYSAGHT, LESLIE JOHN EDWARD (531334) age: 29 RAF

Cpl

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 11 F?, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata

19-Apr

NOURSE, EDGAR KENNETH ELPHAGE (1583667) age: Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard III, 7418 (ex EX805) of No 25 AS, which crashed at the ALG at Uitkyk.  He is buried in Standerton Cemetery

19-Apr

GARROD, LAWRENCE EMMERSON (1565479) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MF200 of No 28 OTU, which came down at Normanton-on-Stour in Nottinghamshire 15 minutes after taking off from Wymeswold for night circuits and landings.  He is buried in Blyth (Cowpen) Cemetery

19-Apr

FRETWELL, DESMOND (2207037) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MF200 of No 28 OTU, which came down at Normanton-on-Stour in Nottinghamshire 15 minutes after taking off from Wymeswold for night circuits and landings.  He is buried in Bradfield (St Nicholas) Churchyard

19-Apr

KING, DONALD HUGH (145501) age: 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MF200 of No 28 OTU, which came down at Normanton-on-Stour in Nottinghamshire 15 minutes after taking off from Wymeswold for night circuits and landings.  He is buried in Burton-on-the-Wolds Burial Ground

19-Apr

DOYLE, DOUGLAS ROBERT (154086) age: Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MF200 of No 28 OTU, which came down at Normanton-on-Stour in Nottinghamshire 15 minutes after taking off from Wymeswold for night circuits and landings.  He is buried in Greystones (Redford) Cemetery

19-Apr

GILLARD, ALEC CHARLES (623002) age: 23 RAF

Sgt

He was serving with HMS Bherunda (RNAS on Colombo Race-Course), and was possibly killed when he was struck by a propeller.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

19-Apr

MORRIS, HARRY (75956) age: 44 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

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 Doncaster (Rose Hill) Jewish Cemetery

19-Apr

HAMBLIN, STANLEY REGINALD (1425802) age: 22 RAFVR

AC1

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

19-Apr

CONNOR, ALBERT EDWARD (855082) age: 38 AuxAF

AC1

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

19-Apr

DAVIES, GWYNNETH (2090305) age: 24 WAAF

ACW1

She was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, her death being registered in Maidstone (22).  She is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery

19-Apr

PHILLIPSON, HILDA MARY (2049045) age: 23 WAAF

LACW

She was serving at RAF Snaith but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, her death being registered in Pontefract.  She is buried in Scarborough (Manor Road) Cemetery.

20-Apr

WARD, ROBERT GEORGE (151296) age: 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 1 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

20-Apr

DIVERSI, JAMES PATRICK (23376) age: 27 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL700 'J' of No 98 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking off from Dunsfold.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

20-Apr

ALDRIDGE, GEOFFREY (1462926) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL700 'J' of No 98 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking off from Dunsfold.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

20-Apr

DAVIS, GEOFFREY RICHARD (175518) age: 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL700 'J' of No 98 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking off from Dunsfold.  He is buried in Charlton Cemetery, Greenwich

20-Apr

SHEHAN, THOMAS (631927) age: 23 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL700 'J' of No 98 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking off from Dunsfold.  He is buried in Cockett (St Peter) Churchyard

20-Apr

DAVY, WILLIAM THOMAS (151516) age: 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Louth of No 143 Sqn, which broke up off North Coates after hitting the water during a practice bombing run.  He is buried in Newport (St Woolos) Cemetery

20-Apr

QUINN, FRANCIS JAMES WILLOX (552063) age: 23 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 153 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

20-Apr

DOOLAN, GREGORY McGOWAN (421008) age: 23 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ448 HA-D of No 218 Sqn, which came down near Asnceres-sur-Oisne in France during a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Asnieres-sur-Oise Communal Cemetery

20-Apr

BISHOP, CECIL THOMAS (1608815) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ448 HA-D of No 218 Sqn, which came down near Asnceres-sur-Oisne in France during a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Asnieres-sur-Oise Communal Cemetery

20-Apr

HARRISON, GRAHAM WILLIAM (102093) age: 31 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LX975 of No 235 Sqn, which ditched off Cape Machichaco in Spain after an engine caught fire.  He is buried in Bilbao British Cemetery

20-Apr

JONES, ADRIAN EVAN TUDOR (1079623) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LX975 of No 235 Sqn, which ditched off Cape Machichaco in Spain after an engine caught fire.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

KERR, MARK (1795226) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LX937 of No 236 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Perranporth during a sweep.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

MARSHALL, LEONARD WILLIAM (745579) age: 28 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LX937 of No 236 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Perranporth during a sweep.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

KEE, ERNEST HENRY CLARK DFC(69441) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JG492 of No 241 Sqn, which crash-landed near Uljan after being hit by flak.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

20-Apr

PETIOT, R FFAF () age: 

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ304 'H' of No 342 Sqn, which crashed on an overshoot at Friston following an engine failure.  

20-Apr

SIMON, C FFAF () age: 

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ304 'H' of No 342 Sqn, which crashed on an overshoot at Friston following an engine failure.  

20-Apr

WHEELHOUSE, CLIFFORD JAMES (175807) age: 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW692 PT-V of No 420 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near St-Riquier-es-Plains during a raid against railway targets at Lens.  He is buried in Grandcourt War Cemetery

20-Apr

WILSON, HERBERT CLARKE (J/86417) age: 24 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW692 PT-V of No 420 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near St-Riquier-es-Plains during a raid against railway targets at Lens.  He is buried in Grandcourt War Cemetery

20-Apr

WARREN, ALFRED (176005) age: 25 RAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW692 PT-V of No 420 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near St-Riquier-es-Plains during a raid against railway targets at Lens.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

LEONARD, RAYMOND GALE (J/85859) age: 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW692 PT-V of No 420 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near St-Riquier-es-Plains during a raid against railway targets at Lens.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

GOUGH, PATRICK FRANCIS (1652948) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW692 PT-V of No 420 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near St-Riquier-es-Plains during a raid against railway targets at Lens.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

MORRISON, JOHN (159666) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was captured on 30 Mar 1944 whilst flying in Halifax III, LV923 ZL-N of No 427 Sqn, which collided with a 622 Sqn Lancaster, he died in captivity.  He is buried in Arlon Communal Cemetery

20-Apr

WHITE, ROBERT LAWRENCE (152293) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE222 of No 489 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce off the Dutch coast.  He is buried in Texel (Den Burg) Cemetery

20-Apr

STOURTON, BRINLEY EDWARD (123025) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE222 of No 489 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce off the Dutch coast.  He is buried in Texel (Den Burg) Cemetery

20-Apr

McKAY, WILL CRAIG (1560125) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

he was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP108 'N' of No 614 Sqn, which failed to respond to a recall message during a raid to marshalling yards at Mestre in Italy.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery.

20-Apr

HIBBINS, LEONARD HENRY (414681) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP108 'N' of No 614 Sqn, which failed to respond to a recall message during a raid to marshalling yards at Mestre in Italy.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery.

20-Apr

JONES, JOHN JOSEPH (1030131) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP108 'N' of No 614 Sqn, which failed to respond to a recall message during a raid to marshalling yards at Mestre in Italy.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery.

20-Apr

PRIME, VICTOR BARWICK (1586195) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP108 'N' of No 614 Sqn, which failed to respond to a recall message during a raid to marshalling yards at Mestre in Italy.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery.

20-Apr

ATWELL, GERALD JOSEPH (411673) age: 27 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP108 'N' of No 614 Sqn, which failed to respond to a recall message during a raid to marshalling yards at Mestre in Italy.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery.

20-Apr

MacLEOD, JOHN MALCOLM (421937) age: 25 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP108 'N' of No 614 Sqn, which failed to respond to a recall message during a raid to marshalling yards at Mestre in Italy.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery.

20-Apr

CRUWYS, GERALD HERBERT (135442) age: 22 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND826 FZ-W of No 635 Sqn, which came down at Dion-le-Mont in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Ottignies.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

20-Apr

BARRELL, ERNEST ROWE NEWTON (992916) age: 29 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND826 FZ-W of No 635 Sqn, which came down at Dion-le-Mont in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Ottignies.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

20-Apr

HAMBLING, ERNEST (928499) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND826 FZ-W of No 635 Sqn, which came down at Dion-le-Mont in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Ottignies.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

20-Apr

PALMER, ALBERT STANLEY (643812) age: 24 RAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND826 FZ-W of No 635 Sqn, which came down at Dion-le-Mont in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Ottignies.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

20-Apr

HANSON, JOHN RICHARD (1284645) age: 21 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND826 FZ-W of No 635 Sqn, which came down at Dion-le-Mont in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Ottignies.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

20-Apr

WHITE, WILLIAM COURTNEY (1311804) age: 34 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND826 FZ-W of No 635 Sqn, which came down at Dion-le-Mont in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Ottignies.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

20-Apr

MANSBRIDGE, DONALD WILLIAM (45151) age: 30 RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND826 FZ-W of No 635 Sqn, which came down at Dion-le-Mont in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Ottignies.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

20-Apr

AGNEW, JAMES THOMPSON (155576) age: 27 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ439 of No 1655 MTU, which crashed at Little Raveley two minutes after taking off from Warboys on a training flight.  He is buried in Belfast (Dundonlad) Cemetery

20-Apr

DAVISON, ROBERT (146432) age: 30 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ439 of No 1655 MTU, which crashed at Little Raveley two minutes after taking off from Warboys on a training flight.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St Andrew's and Jesmond) Cemetery

20-Apr

AITKEN, WILLIAM MURRAY (429078) age: 21 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9353 'X' of No 1657 HCU, which dived into the ground whilst attempting a go-round at the end of a night flying detail.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

20-Apr

DE LANEY, DOUGLAS HOWARD (422938) age: 20 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9353 'X' of No 1657 HCU, which dived into the ground whilst attempting a go-round at the end of a night flying detail.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

20-Apr

GOLD, JOHN (421847) age: 23 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9353 'X' of No 1657 HCU, which dived into the ground whilst attempting a go-round at the end of a night flying detail.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

20-Apr

WESTON, GODFREY RANDAL (426183) age: 22 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9353 'X' of No 1657 HCU, which dived into the ground whilst attempting a go-round at the end of a night flying detail.  He is buried in Hemblington (All Saints) Churchyard

20-Apr

COOPER, JOHN (1384316) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9353 'X' of No 1657 HCU, which dived into the ground whilst attempting a go-round at the end of a night flying detail.  He is buried in/or was cremated at  Islington Cemetery and Crematorium

20-Apr

SIDESERF, JOHN (1828705) age: 49 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving with No 3002 SE but the exact cause of his death has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery

20-Apr

TALBOT, JAMES MELVILLE (163513) age: 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FZ576 of No 32 OTU, which flew into high ground during an overshoot at Port Hardy Airport.  He is buried in Victoria (Royal Oak) Burial Park

20-Apr

WARDLOW, TOM STORY (163538) age: 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FZ576 of No 32 OTU, which flew into high ground during an overshoot at Port Hardy Airport.  He is buried in Victoria (Royal Oak) Burial Park

20-Apr

McCANN, HUGH EDWARD (149386) age: 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XX, KB126 of No 36 OTU, which crashed about 12 miles from Bridgetown, Nova Scotia.  He is buried in Kingston St Lawrence Roman Catholic Cemetery.

20-Apr

BROWN, JAMES GERALD (163982) age: 20 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XX, KB126 of No 36 OTU, which crashed about 12 miles from Bridgetown, Nova Scotia.  He is buried in Middleton Holy Trinity Old Cemetery.

20-Apr

SMITH, BERNARD HUGH (1576645) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP540 of No 6 (C) OTU, which ditched in the Atlantic following an engine failure during a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Apr

HENWOOD, HUGH (1268878) age: 37 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK but died in the RAF Hospital at Henlow, his death being registered in Biggleswade.  He is buried in Romsey Cemetery.

20-Apr

CLAY, JOHN (982036) age: 33 RAFVR

LAC

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

20-Apr

EASTELL, CLIFFORD (1047196) age: 23 RAFVR

LAC

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

20-Apr

RICHARDSON, JOHN (1120930) age: 36 RAFVR

LAC

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

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