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Casualties - 1 - 3 May 1944


01-May

BEVERIDGE, THOMAS (1345855) age: 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 42 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Imphal War Cemetery

01-May

FRAME, JAMES MARTIN PATERSON (162389) age: 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was serving with No 74 Sqn but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

01-May

ADAMSON, PHILIP JOHN (1334388) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, ? of No 258 Sqn, which failed to return from a night Rhubarb.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

01-May

ARCHER, RAYMOND LEONARD  (124689) age: Unknown RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, MM409 'T' of No 305 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie to Bonn.  He is buried in Zaventem Communal Cemetery

01-May

McEWAN, ARTHUR MURRAY  (78083) age: 34 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, MM409 'T' of No 305 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie to Bonn.  He is buried in Zaventem Communal Cemetery

01-May

MORRISON, FREDRICK WILLIAM (J/14802) age: 27 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW476 PT-J of No 420 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Dieppe during a raid against railway targets at Somain.  He is buried in Cayeux-sur-Mer Communal Cemetery

01-May

HALL, ALFRED HENRY BENBOW (J/16011) age: 28 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW476 PT-J of No 420 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Dieppe during a raid against railway targets at Somain.  He is buried in St Valery-sur-Somme Communal Cemetery

01-May

NORTHERN, EDWARD (J/14566) age: 26 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW476 PT-J of No 420 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Dieppe during a raid against railway targets at Somain.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

LINES, CHARLES HENRY (175601) age: 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW476 PT-J of No 420 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Dieppe during a raid against railway targets at Somain.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

VENBER, NICK (J/85634) age: 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW476 PT-J of No 420 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Dieppe during a raid against railway targets at Somain.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

YOUNG, WILLIAM HAROLD (J/87328) age: 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW476 PT-J of No 420 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Dieppe during a raid against railway targets at Somain.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

FRANKLIN, LLOYD STUART (R/156578) age: 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW476 PT-J of No 420 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Dieppe during a raid against railway targets at Somain.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

WILSON, NEVILLE ARTHUR (420310) age: 29 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE353 of No 455 Sqn, which crashed on a night take off following an engine failure during the squadron's work up on the new aircraft.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

01-May

TURNER, NORMAN (1795136) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, LL691 AS-D2 of No 514 Sqn, which came down in the Channel off Dover during a training sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

CHILDS, VICTOR GEORGE(1890418) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, LL691 AS-D2 of No 514 Sqn, which came down in the Channel off Dover during a training sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

EASEN, RICHARD FREDERICK (J/92606) age: 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, LL691 AS-D2 of No 514 Sqn, which came down in the Channel off Dover during a training sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

LAMOND, WILLIAM HOPKIRK (973493) age: 26 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, LL691 AS-D2 of No 514 Sqn, which came down in the Channel off Dover during a training sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

ROBINSON, GEORGE(1623526) age: Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, LL691 AS-D2 of No 514 Sqn, which came down in the Channel off Dover during a training sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

WHALE, PERCIVAL FRANK (1894853) age: 39 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, LL691 AS-D2 of No 514 Sqn, which came down in the Channel off Dover during a training sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

WHITEHEAD, AUGUSTINE(1542922) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, LL691 AS-D2 of No 514 Sqn, which came down in the Channel off Dover during a training sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

WINKLEY, WILLIAM (1547914) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, LL691 AS-D2 of No 514 Sqn, which came down in the Channel off Dover during a training sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-May

MOORE, ERIC (858258) age: 33 AuxAF

LAC

He was killed whilst serving with No 934 Sqn but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained, his death being registered in?  He was cremated at  Manchester Crematorium

01-May

BRUCE, JOHN JOSEPH (995250) age: 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, KW199 of No 304 FTU, which spun into the ground at Kirby Bellars in Leicestershire following an engine failure during an overshoot.  He is buried in Glasgow (St Kentigern's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

01-May

WOOLFENDEN, CYRIL (1433251) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, KW199 of No 304 FTU, which spun into the ground at Kirby Bellars in Leicestershire following an engine failure during an overshoot.  He is buried in Melton Mowbray (Thorpe Road) Cemetery

01-May

BURROUGHS, FRANCIS AUGUSTINE(534866) age: 28 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, T5250 of No 9 (C) OTU, which flew into the ground near Langholm in Dumfries whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Fareham Cemetery

01-May

WILKINSON, ROY REGINALD (1622835) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, T5250 of No 9 (C) OTU, which flew into the ground near Langholm in Dumfries whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Flixton (St  Michael) Churchyard

01-May

FOWLER, ALFRED CYRIL REGINALD (1245484) age: 34 RAFVR

AC1

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

01-May

STURGEON, VICTOR ROBERT (1297162) age: 44 RAFVR

LAC

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

01-May

CLARK, ALFRED CHARLES STANLEY (1189322) age: 28 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Southampton.  He is buried in Sittingbourne and Milton (Murston) Burial Ground

01-May

WHITE, CHARLES LEONARD (105631) age: 35 RAFVR

Flt Lt

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

01-May

TURNER, FRANK GREENHALGH (21385) age: 29 RAFO

Sqn Ldr

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

02-May

SAIDLER, JAMES DONALD (138072) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND901 MG-B of No 7 Sqn, which came down near Nointel in France during a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Nointel Communal Cemetery

02-May

WAIN, JOHN HERBERT (421945) age: 33 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND901 MG-B of No 7 Sqn, which came down near Nointel in France during a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Nointel Communal Cemetery

02-May

WALLACE, SYDNEY (1388350) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND901 MG-B of No 7 Sqn, which came down near Nointel in France during a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Nointel Communal Cemetery

02-May

CLIFT, JOHN EDGAR (422690) age: 21 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND901 MG-B of No 7 Sqn, which came down near Nointel in France during a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Nointel Communal Cemetery

02-May

FEATHER, EDGAR (1459770) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND901 MG-B of No 7 Sqn, which came down near Nointel in France during a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Nointel Communal Cemetery

02-May

VINE, GILBERT DENNIS (1603902) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND901 MG-B of No 7 Sqn, which came down near Nointel in France during a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Nointel Communal Cemetery

02-May

LASSEY, GEORGE(173614) age: 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX347 ZA-Q of No 10 Sqn, which came down near Eppegem in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Mechelen.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

02-May

LUCAS, THOMAS KELLY DOUGLAS (1822712) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX347 ZA-Q of No 10 Sqn, which came down near Eppegem in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Mechelen.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

02-May

SETTER, DOUGLAS JAMES (R/159475) age: Unknown RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX347 ZA-Q of No 10 Sqn, which came down near Eppegem in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Mechelen.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

02-May

PRISKE, KENNETH WHEATLEY (J/88911) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX347 ZA-Q of No 10 Sqn, which came down near Eppegem in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Mechelen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-May

HARTLEY, THOMAS JOHN CHARLES (1585484) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX347 ZA-Q of No 10 Sqn, which came down near Eppegem in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Mechelen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-May

KNOWLES, DOUGLAS JOHN (1324832) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX347 ZA-Q of No 10 Sqn, which came down near Eppegem in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Mechelen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-May

MILLER, NELSON WILLIAM CONWAY (1587685) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX347 ZA-Q of No 10 Sqn, which came down near Eppegem in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Mechelen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-May

SPENSLEY, THOMAS (1516977) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 21 Sqn, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  His death being registered in Chatham.  He is buried in Blyth Cemetery

02-May

BAKER, JOHN (1581241) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 21 Sqn, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  His death being registered in Chatham.  He is buried in Bushbury (St Mary) Churchyard

02-May

OXENBURGH, JAMES DAVID (1383796) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ593 MH-Z of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Kruipendaarde in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Mechelen.  He is buried in Wevelgem Communal Cemetery

02-May

FRENCH, GEORGE ROBERT (1148278) age: 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ593 MH-Z of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Kruipendaarde in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Mechelen.  He is buried in Wevelgem Communal Cemetery

02-May

ARBON, FREDERICK JAMES (1869934) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ593 MH-Z of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Kruipendaarde in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Mechelen.  He is buried in Wevelgem Communal Cemetery

02-May

CLAXTON, RONALD (1815821) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ593 MH-Z of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Kruipendaarde in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Mechelen.  He is buried in Wevelgem Communal Cemetery

02-May

SULLIVAN, DEREK CECIL NOEL (51116) age: 23 RAF

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR741 of No 58 Sqn, which was probably shot down by flak from a U-boat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-May

GEARY, STEPHEN TEBBETT DFM(135470) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR741 of No 58 Sqn, which was probably shot down by flak from a U-boat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-May

TAYLOR, DOUGLAS EDWARD (120861) age: 27 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR741 of No 58 Sqn, which was probably shot down by flak from a U-boat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-May

STODDART, GEORGE JAMES (615715) age: 24 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR741 of No 58 Sqn, which was probably shot down by flak from a U-boat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-May

FORSYTH, BERNARD JOSEPH (1168184) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR741 of No 58 Sqn, which was probably shot down by flak from a U-boat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-May

LEWIS, MOSTYN CHARLES ESCOTT (967482) age: 25 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR741 of No 58 Sqn, which was probably shot down by flak from a U-boat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-May

RIDDEL, VICTOR JOHN DOUGLAS (655722) age: 24 RAF

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR741 of No 58 Sqn, which was probably shot down by flak from a U-boat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-May

ASHTON, LEONARD VICTOR (1271044) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR741 of No 58 Sqn, which was probably shot down by flak from a U-boat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-May

HODGES, EDWIN JACK (1321993) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 61 Sqn, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  His death being registered in Chichester.  He is buried in Branksome (St Clement) Churchyard, Poole

02-May

LAWTON, JOHN (414705) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE343 of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Allesandria in Italy.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

02-May

FAYE, NORMAN EDWARD (1338705) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE343 of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Allesandria in Italy.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

02-May

JOHNSTON, JOHN RICKERBY (1623800) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE343 of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Allesandria in Italy.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

02-May

BICKFORD, RONALD FREDERICK (1585102) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE343 of No 70 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Allesandria in Italy.  He is buried in Milan War Cemetery

02-May

HERON, ALLAN GLEAVE(133094) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME689 AA-Y of No 75 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

02-May

MACKENZIE, DOUGLAS JOHN (417211) age: 27 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME689 AA-Y of No 75 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

02-May

PEEVERS, THOMAS ALEXANDER (417232) age: 29 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME689 AA-Y of No 75 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

02-May

LOMBARD, MICHAEL FERDINAND (171913) age: 29 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME689 AA-Y of No 75 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

02-May

PETTIFER, JOHN GILBERT (1247027) age: 38 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME689 AA-Y of No 75 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

02-May

STEVENS, PIERS TREVOR (1813627) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME689 AA-Y of No 75 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

02-May

SACHTLER, EUAN WILFRED (41362) age: 24 RNZAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME689 AA-Y of No 75 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

02-May

CRONIN, JOHN MICHAEL (407269) age: 26 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito, ? of No 107 Sqn, which crashed during a night cross-country exercise, reason unknown.  He is buried in/or was cremated at  East Finchley Cemetery and St Marylebone Crematorium

02-May

BAILIE, JAMES ALEXANDER (151665) age: 32 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito, ? of No 107 Sqn, which crashed during a night cross-country exercise, reason unknown.  He is buried in Richmond Cemetery, Surrey

02-May

ALP, HENRY THOMAS (1603261) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIII, HK418 of No 108 Sqn, which crashed into a quarry after overshooting on landing at Luqa.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery

02-May

BROADBENT, TREVOR RICHMOND (547116) age: Unknown RAF

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIII, HK418 of No 108 Sqn, which crashed into a quarry after overshooting on landing at Luqa.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery

02-May

GLENN, NEVILLE TAYLOR (420741) age: 28 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN465 'C' of No 183 Sqn, which ditched off Selsey Bill following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-May

LODGE, ROY EDWARD (1615775) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF184 HA-I of No 218 Sqn, which was attacked by two Ju 88 night fighters during on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Dunstable Cemetery

02-May

HAWKINS, EDWARD GEORGE(168619) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF259 HA-G of No 218 Sqn, which came down near la Houssaye during on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

02-May

HASSETT, GRAHAM ARTHUR (1337802) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF259 HA-G of No 218 Sqn, which came down near la Houssaye during on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

02-May

CLAYTON, SAMUEL JOSEPH (1545659) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF259 HA-G of No 218 Sqn, which came down near la Houssaye during on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

02-May

GRANTHAM, JOHN RAYMOND (1814726) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF259 HA-G of No 218 Sqn, which came down near la Houssaye during on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

02-May

TWINING, ROBERT ERNEST SAMUEL (158562) age: 35 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF504 HA-P of No 218 Sqn, which came down near Poix-de-la-Somme during on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

02-May

JONES, IEUAN IORWERTH (120982) age: 29 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF504 HA-P of No 218 Sqn, which came down near Poix-de-la-Somme during on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

02-May

OSBORNE, RONALD HENDERSON (418560) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF504 HA-P of No 218 Sqn, which came down near Poix-de-la-Somme during on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

02-May

SNOOK, ALFRED ARTHUR (1380349) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF504 HA-P of No 218 Sqn, which came down near Poix-de-la-Somme during on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

02-May

BELL, MURRAY RICHARD (R/157097) age: 20 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF504 HA-P of No 218 Sqn, which came down near Poix-de-la-Somme during on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

02-May

ROOVERS, HENRICUS CHRISTIANUS A. J.  (181493) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XIV, RB141 'L' of No 322 Sqn, which was lost on a defensive patrol off the Isle of Wight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-May

REEVE, M FFAF () age: 

S-Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MK213 'L' of No 340 Sqn, which collided with MK582 of the same unit near Namur, coming down in the sea off Ostend.  

02-May

CHARTRAND, JOHN LOUIS EDMOND (J/86385) age: 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB711 VR-C of No 419 Sqn, which came down near Gent-Rabot after being severely damaged in a night fighter attack during a raid against railway targets at St-Ghislain.  He is buried in Adegem Canadian War Cemetery

02-May

McNARY, JOHN CRAWFORD (J/85395) age: 23 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB711 VR-C of No 419 Sqn, which came down near Gent-Rabot after being severely damaged in a night fighter attack during a raid against railway targets at St-Ghislain.  He is buried in Adegem Canadian War Cemetery

02-May

HAWKE, JOHN ELIE FREDRICK (J/28926) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW415 AL-K of No 429 Sqn, which exploded after being attacked by a night fighter near Bevere-Meerschaert during a raid against railway targets at St-Ghislain.  He is buried in Oudenaarde Communal Cemetery

02-May

WEBSTER, ROBERT JAMES (J/127175) age: 28 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW415 AL-K of No 429 Sqn, which exploded after being attacked by a night fighter near Bevere-Meerschaert during a raid against railway targets at St-Ghislain.  He is buried in Oudenaarde Communal Cemetery

02-May

VIPOND, GEORGE GRAHAM (J/38130) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW415 AL-K of No 429 Sqn, which exploded after being attacked by a night fighter near Bevere-Meerschaert during a raid against railway targets at St-Ghislain.  He is buried in Oudenaarde Communal Cemetery

02-May

ELLIOTT, GEORGE ALGERNON (1860419) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW415 AL-K of No 429 Sqn, which exploded after being attacked by a night fighter near Bevere-Meerschaert during a raid against railway targets at St-Ghislain.  He is buried in Oudenaarde Communal Cemetery

02-May

BALDRY, EARLE FREIMAN (R/195726) age: 20 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW415 AL-K of No 429 Sqn, which exploded after being attacked by a night fighter near Bevere-Meerschaert during a raid against railway targets at St-Ghislain.  He is buried in Oudenaarde Communal Cemetery

02-May

McCANN, GARNET EDWARD (R/51930) age: 27 RCAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW415 AL-K of No 429 Sqn, which exploded after being attacked by a night fighter near Bevere-Meerschaert during a raid against railway targets at St-Ghislain.  He is buried in Oudenaarde Communal Cemetery

02-May

BRYANT, HAROLD CHERBERD (143598) age: 32 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, LL732 JI-H2 of No 514 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Chaumont-en-Vexin during on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

02-May

JONES, WILLIAM LLEWELYN WYNN (135670) age: 35 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, LL732 JI-H2 of No 514 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Chaumont-en-Vexin during on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

02-May

CURTIS, ROBERT JULIAN (120090) age: 26 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, LL732 JI-H2 of No 514 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Chaumont-en-Vexin during on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

02-May

COLE, ROBERT SAMUEL (1387235) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, LL732 JI-H2 of No 514 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Chaumont-en-Vexin during on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

02-May

GREEN, BRYAN GEORGE(1450549) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, LL732 JI-H2 of No 514 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Chaumont-en-Vexin during on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

02-May

MARTIN, STANLEY FRANK (1032632) age: 32 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, LL732 JI-H2 of No 514 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Chaumont-en-Vexin during on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

02-May

HALL, RAYMOND FRANK JOSEPH CYRIL (976475) age: 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, LL732 JI-H2 of No 514 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Chaumont-en-Vexin during on a raid against the railway depot at Chambly.  He is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

02-May

STEIN, ANGUS WILSON (1347313) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS847 3P- of No 515 Sqn, which came down near Bazel in Belgium during a Serrate patrol to Brussels.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery

02-May

LINDSAY, DOUGLAS SINCLAIR (1562812) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS847 3P- of No 515 Sqn, which came down near Bazel in Belgium during a Serrate patrol to Brussels.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery

02-May

WALMSLEY, JOSEPH (637470) age: 24 RAF

LAC

He was killed whilst serving with No 990 Sqn but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

02-May

ELWICK, ROY (1539493) age: 21 RAFVR

AC1

He was killed whilst serving with No 2930 Sqn RAF Regiment, but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

02-May

BROWN, ALFRED GEORGE(1320145) age: 27 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV N3613 of No 1 AAS, which collided with Blenheim, V5549 of the same unit during a bombing exercise on the Theddlethorpe Ranges in Lincolnshire.  He is buried in Manby (St Mary) Churchyard

02-May

LISTER, ARTHUR (570069) age: 24 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV N3613 of No 1 AAS, which collided with Blenheim, V5549 of the same unit during a bombing exercise on the Theddlethorpe Ranges in Lincolnshire.  He is buried in Newmarket (Exning) Cemetery

02-May

KIRBY, RUSSELL GEORGE(134555) age: 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV N3613 of No 1 AAS, which collided with Blenheim, V5549 of the same unit during a bombing exercise on the Theddlethorpe Ranges in Lincolnshire.  He was cremated at  Kettering Crematorium

02-May

WOODWARD, NORMAN HOWARD (61064) age: 28 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV V5549 of No 1 AAS, which collided with Blenheim, N3613 of the same unit during a bombing exercise on the Theddlethorpe Ranges in Lincolnshire.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-May

BRETT, DONALD LLOYD (138096) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV V5549 of No 1 AAS, which collided with Blenheim, N3613 of the same unit during a bombing exercise on the Theddlethorpe Ranges in Lincolnshire.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-May

JOHNSON, CHARLES LESLIE(1532537) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV V5549 of No 1 AAS, which collided with Blenheim, N3613 of the same unit during a bombing exercise on the Theddlethorpe Ranges in Lincolnshire.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-May

McKINNON, JOHN LOCKWOOD (J/27633) age: 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB247 of No 1659 HCU, which climbed very steeply on take-off from Topcliffe, stalled and dived into the ground.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

02-May

POPE, WILLIAM ALEXANDER (J/28866) age: 32 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB247 of No 1659 HCU, which climbed very steeply on take-off from Topcliffe, stalled and dived into the ground.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

02-May

SEABROOK, MALCOLM THOMAS (J/28965) age: 28 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB247 of No 1659 HCU, which climbed very steeply on take-off from Topcliffe, stalled and dived into the ground.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

02-May

ASTRAND, HARRY (R/196182) age: 21 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB247 of No 1659 HCU, which climbed very steeply on take-off from Topcliffe, stalled and dived into the ground.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

02-May

DAVIES, HERBERT RUSSELL (R/212758) age: 18 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB247 of No 1659 HCU, which climbed very steeply on take-off from Topcliffe, stalled and dived into the ground.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

02-May

DONNELLY, EDWARD JOHN (R/193801) age: 21 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB247 of No 1659 HCU, which climbed very steeply on take-off from Topcliffe, stalled and dived into the ground.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

02-May

GILES, DOUGLAS WILLIAM MAY (1605178) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB247 of No 1659 HCU, which climbed very steeply on take-off from Topcliffe, stalled and dived into the ground.  He is buried in Trowbridge Cemetery

02-May

ELCOAT, NORMAN (531265) age: 26 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, K7125 of No 17 SFTS, which failed to return from a training sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-May

CURNOW, JOHN PENTREATH (PETER) (1392420) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 258 Wing, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Diego Suarez War Cemetery

02-May

PEARSON, MORRIS HARRY (97509) age: 27 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

02-May

JONES, WILFRED ALEXANDER (C/135) age: Unknown RCAF

Gp Capt

He was serving with No 62 Base and died in the RAF Hospital, Northallerton from natural causes.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

02-May

BRYANT, FREDERICK (933851) age: 28 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 7 SoTT, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

02-May

WATTS, EUSTACE HENRY (953636) age: 24 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving at AHQ FE but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Liang, Ambon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

02-May

WILKINSON, HUBERT JOHN (115994) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EP636 of the Fighter Leaders School, which dived into the sea off Atwick, East Yorkshire.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-May

HERBERT, RONALD EDWARD (1174444) age: 31 RAFVR

Sgt

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

02-May

DRAKE, FRANK KENNETH (1671818) age: 21 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Weston super Mare.  He is buried in Heywood United Reformed Church Churchyard

03-May

LEISEGANG, C G (103173V) age: 22 SAAF

Lt

He was serving with No 6 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

03-May

AIRD, ALEXANDER STEWART (177565) age: 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was serving with No 13 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Sangro River War Cemetery

03-May

COX, JOHN DESMOND (139989) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 32 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

03-May

ATKINSON, THOMAS GUY (143721) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MM969 'U' of No 56 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy fighter near Dieppe during a weather recce.  He is buried in Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre

03-May

WILLIAMS, LESLIE ERNEST (1279522) age: 23 RAFVR

WO

He was possibly  killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, JK338 of No 73 Sqn, which was abandoned near Peachick following an engine failure but he did not survive.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

03-May

WHITE, MICHAEL GRANT (75645V) age: 22 SAAF

Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk IV, FX622 of No 112 Sqn, which was probably shot down by enemy fighters near Aquila.  He is buried in Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio

03-May

MARKOVIC, ALEKSANDOR (178154) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 123 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery

03-May

BATT, HAROLD WESTON (146951) age: 32 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL826 BQ-H of No 550 Sqn, which came down near Cheniers during a raid on the military camp at Mailly-le-Camp.  He is buried in Cheniers Churchyard

03-May

JONES, EDWARD CROWTHER (J/25515) age: 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL826 BQ-H of No 550 Sqn, which came down near Cheniers during a raid on the military camp at Mailly-le-Camp.  He is buried in Cheniers Churchyard

03-May

OLIVER, MELVIN ROBERT (J/22436) age: 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL826 BQ-H of No 550 Sqn, which came down near Cheniers during a raid on the military camp at Mailly-le-Camp.  He is buried in Cheniers Churchyard

03-May

GRAIN, ARTHUR JAMES (155255) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL826 BQ-H of No 550 Sqn, which came down near Cheniers during a raid on the military camp at Mailly-le-Camp.  He is buried in Cheniers Churchyard

03-May

DYE, KENNETH REGINALD (1892315) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL826 BQ-H of No 550 Sqn, which came down near Cheniers during a raid on the military camp at Mailly-le-Camp.  He is buried in Cheniers Churchyard

03-May

ELLIS, JAMES (1052736) age: 36 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL826 BQ-H of No 550 Sqn, which came down near Cheniers during a raid on the military camp at Mailly-le-Camp.  He is buried in Cheniers Churchyard

03-May

STANLEY, JOHN (1582138) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL826 BQ-H of No 550 Sqn, which came down near Cheniers during a raid on the military camp at Mailly-le-Camp.  He is buried in Cheniers Churchyard

03-May

WHIPP, SIDNEY TD(34023) age: 

Major

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL826 BQ-H of No 550 Sqn, which came down near Cheniers during a raid on the military camp at Mailly-le-Camp.  He is buried in Cheniers Churchyard

03-May

EVERETT, CHARLES FREDERICK (1227372) age: 36 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 5051 (Airfield Construction) Sqn but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery

03-May

NORRIS, ALEXANDER WILLIAM HOWARD (1585125) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 3 MFU, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

03-May

COCHSHOTT, FREDERICK LEWIS (967227) age: 22 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard II, AJ538 of No 31 SFTS, which spun into the St Lawrence River during an air test.  He is buried in Kingston (CATARAQUI) Cemetery

03-May

ELLIOT, RICHARD GORDON (1336405) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard II, AJ538 of No 31 SFTS, which spun into the St Lawrence River during an air test.  He is buried in Sioux Lookout Cemetery

03-May

DAVIES, COLIN WALTON (1546456) age: 22 RAFVR

AC1

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 333 MU, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras (St Mary's) Cemetery, Chennai

03-May

MYERS, WILLIAM (1131479) age: 36 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, MS721 of No 4 (C) OTU, which ditched 8 miles east of Cromarty following an engine failure during a target towing sortie.  He is buried in Sheffield (City Road) Cemetery

03-May

HOLT, ROY GEOFFREY (745893) age: 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, MS721 of No 4 (C) OTU, which ditched 8 miles east of Cromarty following an engine failure during a target towing sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-May

McTAGGART, JAMES (53938) age: 26 RAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst serving with No 71 OTU but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery

03-May

EVANS, THOMAS REGINALD (1543239) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

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

03-May

CLARK, LESLIE NEWELL(1232154) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

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

03-May

TOVEY, DONALD CHARLES EDWARD (108515) age: 39 RAFVR

Flt Lt

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

03-May

JONES, MEURIG (1475842) age: 21 RAFVR

AC1

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

03-May

STORIE, JAMES MIDDLEMAS (947495) age: 26 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the UK but died from TB at Dalkeith.  He is buried in Dalkeith New Cemetery.

03-May

TANSLEY, HARRY ALBERT (2245481) age: 38 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Stoke on Trent.  He is buried in West Ham Cemetery

03-May

SIMMONS, WILLIAM JACK (1665747) age: 28 RAFVR

AC2

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

03-May

BARRON, DOREEN MARJORIE(2029931) age: 22 WAAF

ACW1

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

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