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Casualties - 21 - 22 April 1944


21-Apr

BOWEN, JOHN BEEDIE (1522821) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL754 LS-P of No 15 Sqn, which came down at Koln-Neppes during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

21-Apr

MINNS, DOUGLAS FRANK (138467) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL754 LS-P of No 15 Sqn, which came down at Koln-Neppes during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

21-Apr

FUNNELL, JOHN LUCIAN (639074) age: 33 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL754 LS-P of No 15 Sqn, which came down at Koln-Neppes during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

21-Apr

FOTHERGILL, WILFRED BRYDON (571591) age: 23 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL754 LS-P of No 15 Sqn, which came down at Koln-Neppes during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

21-Apr

BROWN, MAURICE GEORGE (1800176) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL754 LS-P of No 15 Sqn, which came down at Koln-Neppes during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

21-Apr

DOLBY, HAROLD (1090708) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL754 LS-P of No 15 Sqn, which came down at Koln-Neppes during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

21-Apr

JORDAN, ALBERT HENRY JAMES (1312306) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL754 LS-P of No 15 Sqn, which came down at Koln-Neppes during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

21-Apr

HEATHCOTE, GEORGE DUDLEY (422658) age: 35 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL754 LS-P of No 15 Sqn, which came down at Koln-Neppes during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

21-Apr

EMERY, JOSHUA ELLIS (137149) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

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

21-Apr

SKINNER, GEORGE ALFRED (425232) age: 26 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND573 KM-S of No 44 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Apr

FARMER, ALAN (2204356) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND573 KM-S of No 44 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Apr

FREEMAN, WILLIAM THOMAS (917954) age: 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND573 KM-S of No 44 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Apr

PREWER, DAVID (1681110) age: 30 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND573 KM-S of No 44 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Apr

SCOTT, JOHN YOUNGER (1568179) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND573 KM-S of No 44 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Apr

SINGFIELD, WILLIAM GEORGE (1261285) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND573 KM-S of No 44 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Apr

WARD, THOMAS DUDLEY (1579650) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND573 KM-S of No 44 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Apr

STRUTHERS, WILLIAM JAMES (426790) age: 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL893 DX-J of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

ELLIOTT, ALFRED CHARLES (141982) age: 31 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL893 DX-J of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

HILL-COTTINGHAM, EDWARD FRANCIS (1321806) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL893 DX-J of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

COULTER, JAMES (1560932) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL893 DX-J of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

CRESSWELL, KENNETH JOHN (1609239) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL893 DX-J of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

SMITH, HERBERT WALTER LAWRENCE (941420) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL893 DX-J of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

WIGG, PHILIP MERVYN (33203) age: 27 RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL893 DX-J of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

YOUNG, HAROLD JAMES (J/21880) age: 26 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND582 DX-S of No 57 Sqn, which crashed into houses whilst attempting to land at Croydon on its return from a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

21-Apr

McINTYRE, REGINALD COLIN (939112) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND582 DX-S of No 57 Sqn, which crashed into houses whilst attempting to land at Croydon on its return from a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

21-Apr

CLARKE, WILLIAM (747313) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND582 DX-S of No 57 Sqn, which crashed into houses whilst attempting to land at Croydon on its return from a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

21-Apr

FYFE, WILLIAM (650314) age: 25 RAF

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND582 DX-S of No 57 Sqn, which crashed into houses whilst attempting to land at Croydon on its return from a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is buried in Polmont Churchyard

21-Apr

EATON, WALTER (52485) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND748 OF-M of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Piscop during a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

DRAWBRIDGE, HERBERT JOHN (413304) age: 28 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND748 OF-M of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Piscop during a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

FRASER, DAVID ALEXANDER (970100) age: 27 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND748 OF-M of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Piscop during a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

McALLISTER, JOHN (1078235) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND748 OF-M of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Piscop during a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

RIMMER, DENIS FAY (1673522) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND748 OF-M of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Piscop during a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

LEATHERLAND, DOUGLAS (85674) age: 28 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND748 OF-M of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Piscop during a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

MUCKART, GRANT (549273) age: Unknown RAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND748 OF-M of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Piscop during a raid against railway targets at le Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

DAVIES, CHARLES CHRISTOPHER (1891883) age: 30 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND785 HW-B of No 100 Sqn, which exploded in the air over the Rhur during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Apr

BLUTE, FREDERICK JOHN (133000) age: 33 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND785 HW-B of No 100 Sqn, which exploded in the air over the Rhur during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

21-Apr

TINCLER, GEOFFREY CLAUD (142454) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND785 HW-B of No 100 Sqn, which exploded in the air over the Rhur during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

21-Apr

INNS, JOHN HOWARD (117458) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND785 HW-B of No 100 Sqn, which exploded in the air over the Rhur during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

21-Apr

FLINT, HARRY THOMAS GEORGE (1852349) age: 35 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND785 HW-B of No 100 Sqn, which exploded in the air over the Rhur during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

21-Apr

USHER, EDGAR (1522473) age: 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND785 HW-B of No 100 Sqn, which exploded in the air over the Rhur during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

21-Apr

PEARTON, KINGSLEY (1132796) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND785 HW-B of No 100 Sqn, which exploded in the air over the Rhur during a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Apr

CASEY, JAMES (1797954) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS728 KO-T of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

21-Apr

DUNCAN, CLARENCE DELMER (R/183624) age: 20 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS728 KO-T of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

21-Apr

GILLIES, JAMES (47317) age: 29 RAF

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 136 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

21-Apr

WEBSTER, D G (103442V) age: Unknown SAAF

2 Lt

He was serving with No 150 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery

21-Apr

NUSSEY, A d W (328728V) age: 19 SAAF

Lt

He was serving with No 150 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery

21-Apr

HILSDEN, ROGER NORMAN (176443) age: 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was serving with No 180 Sqn, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  His death being registered in Norwich.  He is buried in Taunton (St Mary's) Cemetery

21-Apr

GRAHAM, ARCHIBALD (1559473) age: 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 180 Sqn, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  His death being registered in Norwich Outer.  He is buried in Abbey Cemetery, Thorn

21-Apr

KIDDLE, HORACE PETER HARVARD (157165) age: 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 180 Sqn, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  His death being registered in Norwich Outer.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

21-Apr

LEINS, PETER ARTHUR (54791) age: 24 RAF

Plt Off

He was serving with No 180 Sqn, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  His death being registered in Norwich Outer.  He is buried in Wrexham Cemetery

21-Apr

BURGESS, THOMAS JAMES (409663) age: 21 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND564 EM-H of No 207 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at la Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

DEARMAN, DERRICK ROY (161700) age: 20 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND564 EM-H of No 207 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at la Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

FONSECA, DONALD EVERTON (J/85529) age: 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND564 EM-H of No 207 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at la Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

O'CONNOR, MICHAEL (1852461) age: 27 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND564 EM-H of No 207 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at la Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

ROBINSON, ROBERT CALDERWOOD (1037933) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND564 EM-H of No 207 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at la Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

SMITH, JOHN EDWARD NOBLE (1211031) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND564 EM-H of No 207 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at la Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

LEWIS, RONALD GEORGE (1380507) age: 24 RAFVR

WO

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

21-Apr

SELLORS, DOUGLAS (47308) age: 34 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, HJ644 of No 239 Sqn, which came down near Nijkerk in Holland during a Serrate patrol.  He is buried in Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.

21-Apr

KINCHIN, ERNEST WILLIAM (60132) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, HJ644 of No 239 Sqn, which came down near Nijkerk in Holland during a Serrate patrol.  He is buried in Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.

21-Apr

LAKE, CLIFFORD VICTOR (1463364) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle II, V1739 of No 296 Sqn, which crashed on take off following a double engine failure as the result of the pilot selecting the wrong fuel tanks.  He was buried or cremated at the Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery

21-Apr

OSIEDLENIEC, Kazimierz (P.780907) age: 25 PAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, FB100  of No 306 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting an overshoot at Coolham during a training flight.  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery

21-Apr

SHAW, ARTHUR (54437) age: 24 RAF

Plt Off

He died from wounds sustained whilst flying in Halifax II, JP113 NA-A of No 428 Sqn, which was attacked by a night fighter during a raid on railway targets at Lens but managed to make an emergency landing at Attleborough in Norfolk .  He is buried in Southowram (St Anne-in-the-Grove) Churchyard

21-Apr

ENGLAND, GEORGE ALBERT (J/22437) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP199 NA-O of No 428 Sqn, which was abandoned and crashed near Didcot in Berkshire following an engine fire on its return from a Gardening sortie, but he did not survive.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

21-Apr

McGUGAN, FRANK RICHARD (J/3716) age: 25 RCAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP199 NA-O of No 428 Sqn, which was abandoned and crashed near Didcot in Berkshire following an engine fire on its return from a Gardening sortie, but he did not survive.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

21-Apr

CAMERON, JAMES WILLIAM KEITH (422423) age: 27 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND732 PO-Y of No 467 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near le Blanc Mesnil during a raid against railway targets at la Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

BROWN, JOHN EYRE (417809) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND732 PO-Y of No 467 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near le Blanc Mesnil during a raid against railway targets at la Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

CUTMORE, MAURICE HYDE (405677) age: 27 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND732 PO-Y of No 467 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near le Blanc Mesnil during a raid against railway targets at la Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

EMERY, SIMON GROVER (418366) age: 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND732 PO-Y of No 467 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near le Blanc Mesnil during a raid against railway targets at la Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

FRANCIS, MAX GORDON (417356) age: 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND732 PO-Y of No 467 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near le Blanc Mesnil during a raid against railway targets at la Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

FEENEY, KENNETH GEORGE (411690) age: 27 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND732 PO-Y of No 467 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near le Blanc Mesnil during a raid against railway targets at la Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

LUNDY, RICHARD (1520042) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND732 PO-Y of No 467 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near le Blanc Mesnil during a raid against railway targets at la Chapelle.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

21-Apr

WILKINSON, ROGER HOWARD (152424) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS928 of No 605 Sqn, which was lost on an intruder sortie to Rheine airfield.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Apr

HOLLAND, GLEN ALLEN (J/7917) age: 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS928 of No 605 Sqn, which was lost on an intruder sortie to Rheine airfield.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Apr

TINKER, EDMUND THOMAS (J/23964) age: 29 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4127 PG-D of No 619 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at la Chapelle.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

21-Apr

THOMSON, JACK STEWART (425776) age: 31 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4127 PG-D of No 619 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at la Chapelle.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

21-Apr

FRENCH, PETER HENRY (173135) age: 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4127 PG-D of No 619 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at la Chapelle.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

21-Apr

ATKINSON, JOHN (1022291) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4127 PG-D of No 619 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at la Chapelle.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

21-Apr

RANDALL, JAMES WILLIAM (1438572) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4127 PG-D of No 619 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at la Chapelle.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

21-Apr

THOMPSON, ROBERT (1579307) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4127 PG-D of No 619 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at la Chapelle.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

21-Apr

WALKER, EDWARD GEORGE (1331539) age: 33 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME731 CF-S of No 625 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Dutch coast during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

21-Apr

JARVIS, WILLIAM LEONARD (151148) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME731 CF-S of No 625 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Dutch coast during a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Apr

BISHOP, DENZIL YORK(947234) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME731 CF-S of No 625 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Dutch coast during a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Apr

BURKE, THOMAS HERBERT (1057178) age: 33 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME731 CF-S of No 625 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Dutch coast during a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Apr

JELLEY, CHRISTOPHER (972553) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME731 CF-S of No 625 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Dutch coast during a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Apr

KNOTT, JOHN MARSLAND (1468044) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME731 CF-S of No 625 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Dutch coast during a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Apr

MUNNS, HAROLD CHARLES (1804821) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME731 CF-S of No 625 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Dutch coast during a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Apr

HALL, GEORGE ARTHUR (1184014) age: 22 RAFVR

Cpl

He was probably killed whilst flying in Whitehaven of No 650 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Hayle in Cumberland whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Audlem Cemetery

21-Apr

SIGSWORTH, JOHN WALTER (1517415) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Whitehaven of No 650 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Hayle in Cumberland whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Middlesbrough (Thorntree) Roman Catholic Cemetery

21-Apr

AYLETT, EDWARD ROY (1631301) age: 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst serving with No 2805 Sqn RAF Regiment, but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained, however his death was registered at Weston super Mare.  He is buried in Faversham Borough Cemetery

21-Apr

ROBINSON, CHARLES HENRY (1892462) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

Neither the unit on which he was serving nor the circumstances of his death have yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

21-Apr

GRADWELL, FRANK (1588937) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV813 of No 1673 HCU, which crashed on take off from Kolar.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

21-Apr

REAVEY, HARRY (1581467) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV813 of No 1673 HCU, which crashed on take off from Kolar.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

21-Apr

SCOTT, WILLIAM LESLIE (1435311) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ412 of No 17 OTU, which stalled and dived into the ground following an engine failure during an over shoot at the end of a high level bombing exercise.  He is buried in Batley Cemetery

21-Apr

STACEY, THOMAS HERBERT (1459796) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ412 of No 17 OTU, which stalled and dived into the ground following an engine failure during an over shoot at the end of a high level bombing exercise.  He is buried in Bilton (or Bilton-in-Holderness) (St Peter) Churchyard

21-Apr

CAILES, NORMAN GEORGE (1605460) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ412 of No 17 OTU, which stalled and dived into the ground following an engine failure during an over shoot at the end of a high level bombing exercise.  He is buried in Christchurch Cemetery

21-Apr

SHERRY, ALBERT WILLIAM (1586167) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ412 of No 17 OTU, which stalled and dived into the ground following an engine failure during an over shoot at the end of a high level bombing exercise.  He is buried in Ford Park Cemetery (Formerly Plymouth Old Cemetery) (Pennycomequick)

21-Apr

MICHON, Wadyslaw Karol(P.705622) age: 22 PAF

LAC

He was probably killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T6268  of No 25 (P) EFTS, which crashed after stalling on an overshoot during a training flight.  He is buried in Hucknall Cemetery

21-Apr

JENSEN, ERIC MAXWELL (426884) age: 27 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 28 OTU and died from an illness.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

21-Apr

BARRETT, ERNEST MALCOLM (150205) age: 29 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK347 'Q' of No 30 OTU, which flew into high ground near Whernside in the Yorkshire Dales having strayed off track during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

21-Apr

BRODIE, ROBERT GERALD CAMPBELL (J/35532) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK347 'Q' of No 30 OTU, which flew into high ground near Whernside in the Yorkshire Dales having strayed off track during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

21-Apr

HOLMWOOD, RONALD CHARLES (1803277) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK347 'Q' of No 30 OTU, which flew into high ground near Whernside in the Yorkshire Dales having strayed off track during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Heston (St Leonard) Churchyard

21-Apr

ALDERSON, EDWARD (109107) age: 28 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK347 'Q' of No 30 OTU, which flew into high ground near Whernside in the Yorkshire Dales having strayed off track during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Hetton Cemetery

21-Apr

SKIRROW, NORMAN (2215940) age:  RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK347 'Q' of No 30 OTU, which flew into high ground near Whernside in the Yorkshire Dales having strayed off track during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Ripon Cemetery

21-Apr

LOMAS, PHILIP EDWIN (1581882) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK347 'Q' of No 30 OTU, which flew into high ground near Whernside in the Yorkshire Dales having strayed off track during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Shipston-on-Stour Cemetery

21-Apr

STRATHDEE, ALBERT MARTIN (971596) age: 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 320 MU, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

21-Apr

STEWART, ROBERT EMERY (R/113645) age: 23 RCAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DL127 of No 5 (P) AFU, which spun into the ground from a turn.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

21-Apr

HUMPHRIES, HARRY (537909) age: 30 RAF

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and possibly died whilst being treated in the RAF Hospital, Ely, his death being registered in Ely.  He is buried in Bury St Edmunds Cemetery

21-Apr

BANISTER, JAMES FRANCIS (49769) age: 24 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Master, ? of No 7 (P) AFU, which was shot down by a intruder during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

21-Apr

BARNETT, LESLIE SIDNEY (1281589) age: 32 RAFVR

LAC

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

22-Apr

BOND, KENNETH FRANK PENNINGTON (40666) age: Unknown RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LK710 KN-S of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Soissons during a raid against railway targets at Laon.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

22-Apr

HAMILTON, MATTHEW MILLAR (42325) age: 29 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ365 of No 114 Sqn, which was hit by flak causing the tail to break away and crashed into a hillside during an armed recce sortie near Cassino.  He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery

22-Apr

JENKINS, ALLEN PHILL (413078) age: 27 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ365 of No 114 Sqn, which was hit by flak causing the tail to break away and crashed into a hillside during an armed recce sortie near Cassino.  He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery

22-Apr

MOXEY, PERCIVAL JOSEPH EDWIN (1318956) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ365 of No 114 Sqn, which was hit by flak causing the tail to break away and crashed into a hillside during an armed recce sortie near Cassino.  He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery

22-Apr

BANKS, FRANK (1434766) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN385 of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on San Stephano.  He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery

22-Apr

LINCOLN, BERNARD ALAN (1601858) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN385 of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on San Stephano.  He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery

22-Apr

GREEN, JOHN (1576108) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN385 of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on San Stephano.  He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery

22-Apr

HACKER, RONALD FRANCIS MORRIS (136384) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, ? of No 177 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese fighters during an attack on Pyingazu.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

22-Apr

GURSKI, MICHAEL STEPHEN (J/21785) age: 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, ? of No 177 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese fighters during an attack on Pyingazu.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

22-Apr

CASAJUANA, RAMON DENNIS (1577079) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND508 F2-P of No 635 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Laon.  He is buried in Roye New British Cemetery

22-Apr

HEWITT, WILLIAM (1027513) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND508 F2-P of No 635 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Laon.  He is buried in Roye New British Cemetery

22-Apr

HOLMES, ROBERT (1322068) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND508 F2-P of No 635 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Laon.  He is buried in Roye New British Cemetery

22-Apr

BELTON, JOHN (1582863) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND508 F2-P of No 635 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Laon.  He is buried in Roye New British Cemetery

22-Apr

LEE, WILLIAM (1521133) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND508 F2-P of No 635 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Laon.  He is buried in Roye New British Cemetery

22-Apr

MORRIS, JOHN GEORGE (1607592) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND508 F2-P of No 635 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Laon.  He is buried in Roye New British Cemetery

22-Apr

COUSENS, ALAN GEORGE SEYMOUR (44076) age: 30 RAF

Wg Cdr

Acting as the Master Bomber, he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND508 F2-P of No 635 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Laon.  He is buried in Roye New British Cemetery

22-Apr

ATKINS, BRIAN PATRICK (1436367) age: 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst serving with No 2788 Sqn RAF Regiment, but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery

22-Apr

BANKS, JOHN ALEC (132591) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE806 of No 1407 Met Flt, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after take off as the result of a power loss.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery

22-Apr

NORFOLK, KENNEY WEEKS (R/78691) age: 27 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE806 of No 1407 Met Flt, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after take off as the result of a power loss.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery

22-Apr

HICKMOTT, NORMAN GEORGE (412880) age: 27 RNZAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE806 of No 1407 Met Flt, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after take off as the result of a power loss.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery

22-Apr

HOSKEN, TREVOR CLIFFORD (414503) age: 23 RNZAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura I, AE806 of No 1407 Met Flt, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after take off as the result of a power loss.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery

22-Apr

SEARLE, REGINALD VICTOR (1853236) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH926 'T' of No 1654 HCU, which collided with Stirling EF498 of No 1660 HCU and crashed near Swinderby.  He is buried in Long Crendon (St Mary) Churchyard

22-Apr

ALLEN, LAWRENCE (1310572) age: 30 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH926 'T' of No 1654 HCU, which collided with Stirling EF498 of No 1660 HCU and crashed near Swinderby.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

22-Apr

CASE, JAMES GODFREY (1541433) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH926 'T' of No 1654 HCU, which collided with Stirling EF498 of No 1660 HCU and crashed near Swinderby.  He is buried in Prescot Cemetery

22-Apr

KING, ARTHUR JAMES GEORGE (JIMMY) (1801474) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH926 'T' of No 1654 HCU, which collided with Stirling EF498 of No 1660 HCU and crashed near Swinderby.  He is buried in Reading Cemetery

22-Apr

SHORT, ALAN DOUGLAS (1590650) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH926 'T' of No 1654 HCU, which collided with Stirling EF498 of No 1660 HCU and crashed near Swinderby.  He is buried in Sunderland (Bishopwearmouth) Cemetery

22-Apr

WILLIES, JOSEPH WILLIAM (1431809) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH926 'T' of No 1654 HCU, which collided with Stirling EF498 of No 1660 HCU and crashed near Swinderby.  He is buried in Whitwell (St Lawrence) Churchyard

22-Apr

JEANS, GEORGE REX (174615) age: Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH926 'T' of No 1654 HCU, which collided with Stirling EF498 of No 1660 HCU and crashed near Swinderby.  He is buried in Yorktown (St  Michael) Churchyard

22-Apr

LEES, ARCHIBALD MACPHERSON (174542) age: 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF498 'P' of No 1660 HCU, which collided with Stirling EH926 of No 1654 HCU and crashed near Swinderby.  He is buried in Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire

22-Apr

GARRITY, NEVILLE HUGH BANNING (R/194178) age: 19 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF498 'P' of No 1660 HCU, which collided with Stirling EH926 of No 1654 HCU and crashed near Swinderby.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

22-Apr

BURMAN, LESLIE (1215321) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF498 'P' of No 1660 HCU, which collided with Stirling EH926 of No 1654 HCU and crashed near Swinderby.  He is buried in Leeds (Harehills) Cemetery

22-Apr

O'KEEFE, MICHAEL PATRICK (143498) age: 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF498 'P' of No 1660 HCU, which collided with Stirling EH926 of No 1654 HCU and crashed near Swinderby.  He is buried in Rhondda (Trealaw) Cemetery

22-Apr

ILLINGWORTH, PETER BARTLEY (1387549) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF498 'P' of No 1660 HCU, which collided with Stirling EH926 of No 1654 HCU and crashed near Swinderby.  He is buried in Romford Cemetery

22-Apr

MITCHELL, THOMAS (1690176) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF498 'P' of No 1660 HCU, which collided with Stirling EH926 of No 1654 HCU and crashed near Swinderby.  He is buried in Thurlby (St Germain) Churchyard

22-Apr

ROWLEY, JOHN EDWARD (1247821) age: 32 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF498 'P' of No 1660 HCU, which collided with Stirling EH926 of No 1654 HCU and crashed near Swinderby.  He is buried in Wednesfield (St Thomas) Churchyard Extension

22-Apr

STONEHAM, ALBERT LOUIS (R/180231) age: 29 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF498 'P' of No 1660 OTU, which collided with Stirling EH926 of No 1654 HCU and crashed near Swinderby.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

22-Apr

COX, CECIL HAROLD (175021) age: 25 RAFVR

Plt Off

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV813 of No 1673 HCU, which crashed on take off from Kolar.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai.

22-Apr

RICHINS, STUART WILLIAM LEGG(421507) age: 23 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X7587 of No 51 OTU, which spun into the ground at Westoning during a GCI practice.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

22-Apr

OWEN, JERVIS JOHN (422676) age: 29 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X7587 of No 51 OTU, which spun into the ground at Westoning during a GCI practice.  He was cremated at  Cambridge Crematorium

22-Apr

FRIEND, LESLIE JAMES (1318189) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VA, R6623 of No 61 OTU, which had its tail cut off by W3364 during a practice dogfight near Oswestry in Shropshire.  He is buried in Oswestry General Cemetery

22-Apr

CARSWELL, WILLIAM (1572955) age: 21 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed/died whilst serving at AHQ Aden, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery

22-Apr

WRIGHT, HERBERT WILLIAM (1443870) age: 33 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in the Queen Mary Hospital, Roehampton, his death being registered in Wandsworth.  He is buried in Snodland Cemetery.

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