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Casualties - 10 - 11 May 1944


10-May

WHITE, WALTER JOHN (425794) age: 23 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM520 WS-X of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Forest-sur-Marque during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery

10-May

STAFFORD, ALAN GREGORY (424531) age: 22 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM520 WS-X of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Forest-sur-Marque during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery

10-May

DIXEY, HENRY CHARLES (1861605) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM520 WS-X of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Forest-sur-Marque during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery

10-May

HUDSON, EDWARD BANCROFT (1376055) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM520 WS-X of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Forest-sur-Marque during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery

10-May

BELL, GILBERT (47578) age: Unknown RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM520 WS-X of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Forest-sur-Marque during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-May

CATO, DONALD ANTONY (2203362) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM520 WS-X of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Forest-sur-Marque during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-May

MATTHEWS, HAROLD WILLIAM (1322267) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM520 WS-X of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Forest-sur-Marque during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-May

TYNE, ALBERT EDWARD (423359) age: 33 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM528 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which exploded in the air as it neared the aiming point on a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery

10-May

BUTLER, JAMES HENRY (1593289) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM528 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which exploded in the air as it neared the aiming point on a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery

10-May

BENNETT, ARTHUR (151351) age: 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM528 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which exploded in the air as it neared the aiming point on a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery

10-May

BOTTING, HUBERT EDWIN (156341) age: 33 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM528 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which exploded in the air as it neared the aiming point on a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery

10-May

CAMPBELL, HUGH DONALD (414761) age: 23 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM528 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which exploded in the air as it neared the aiming point on a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery

10-May

FULLERTON, ELLIOTT (2204572) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM528 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which exploded in the air as it neared the aiming point on a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery

10-May

PARKER, JACK WILLIAM LOGG (1174732) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM528 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which exploded in the air as it neared the aiming point on a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-May

HOWELL, ERIC JOHN NORMAN (1653086) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP180 of No 40 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid over Southern France.  He is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles

10-May

JACKSON, KENNETH WALTER (1585321) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP180 of No 40 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid over Southern France.  He is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles

10-May

LANE, HARRY CHARLES (124670) age: 28 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP180 of No 40 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid over Southern France.  He is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles

10-May

HUGGLER, JOHN (146992) age: 29 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP180 of No 40 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid over Southern France.  He is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles

10-May

GREEN, NEVILLE PROCTOR BAYNING (1079710) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP180 of No 40 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid over Southern France.  He is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles

10-May

BRADBURN, JOSEPH (157696) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND515 KM-E of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Evreux Communal Cemetery

10-May

CLARKE, ALFRED GEORGE(156593) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND515 KM-E of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Evreux Communal Cemetery

10-May

MORTIMER, GODFREY ERNEST (124264) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND515 KM-E of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Evreux Communal Cemetery

10-May

GILLARD, GORDON PETER (172290) age: 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND515 KM-E of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Evreux Communal Cemetery

10-May

NORMAN, GERALD HARRY (173875) age: 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND515 KM-E of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Evreux Communal Cemetery

10-May

WOOLLEY, CHARLES LEONARD (176049) age: Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND515 KM-E of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Evreux Communal Cemetery

10-May

JONES, ARTHUR HENRY (1739017) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND515 KM-E of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Evreux Communal Cemetery

10-May

HENRY, ANDREW ALEXANDER (131970) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN694 VN-L of No 50 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Forest-sur-Marque during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery

10-May

HARRIS, THOMAS (650776) age: Unknown RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN694 VN-L of No 50 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Forest-sur-Marque during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery

10-May

WATERS, JOHN JOSEPH (1561612) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN694 VN-L of No 50 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Forest-sur-Marque during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery

10-May

MASON, JOHN HERBERT (175361) age: Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN694 VN-L of No 50 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Forest-sur-Marque during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery

10-May

BECHEREL, ROLAND JEAN (1681254) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN694 VN-L of No 50 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Forest-sur-Marque during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery

10-May

WOOD, WILLIAM GEORGE(1450790) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN694 VN-L of No 50 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Forest-sur-Marque during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery

10-May

BULL, WILLIAM CHARLES (641825) age: 23 RAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN694 VN-L of No 50 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Forest-sur-Marque during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery

10-May

MEREDITH, JOHN ANDREW TREVOR (116897) age: 28 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND494 OL-G of No 83 Sqn, which was hit by flak whilst flying at low level during a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers, on pulling up it was attacked by a night fighter and was crash landed near Bailleul-la-Vallee.  He is buried in Evreux Communal Cemetery

10-May

TOWSE, CHRISTOPHER DANBY (1237476) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND494 OL-G of No 83 Sqn, which was hit by flak whilst flying at low level during a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers, on pulling up it was attacked by a night fighter and was crash landed near Bailleul-la-Vallee.  He is buried in Evreux Communal Cemetery

10-May

JOSEPH, LAWRENCE(126938) age: 28 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF254 XY-Q of No 90 Sqn, which came down near Villabon during a SOE sortie to France.  He is buried in Avord Communal Cemetery

10-May

BEATTIE, WILLIAM HENRY TAYLOR (1544120) age: 26 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF254 XY-Q of No 90 Sqn, which came down near Villabon during a SOE sortie to France.  He is buried in Avord Communal Cemetery

10-May

PENHALIGON, WILLIAM JOHN (BILL) (645711) age: 24 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF254 XY-Q of No 90 Sqn, which came down near Villabon during a SOE sortie to France.  He is buried in Avord Communal Cemetery

10-May

NASH, ROBERT BROTHERSTONE(1584193) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF254 XY-Q of No 90 Sqn, which came down near Villabon during a SOE sortie to France.  He is buried in Avord Communal Cemetery

10-May

RUNYARD, RONALD GEORGE(1324628) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF254 XY-Q of No 90 Sqn, which came down near Villabon during a SOE sortie to France.  He is buried in Avord Communal Cemetery

10-May

SHERMAN, STEPHEN GEORGE COCKRANE(J/17360) age: 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB708 OF-J of No 97 Sqn, which exploded over Venderville during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Lesquin Communal Cemetery

10-May

JONES, LEONARD CYRIL (138589) age: 35 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB708 OF-J of No 97 Sqn, which exploded over Venderville during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Lesquin Communal Cemetery

10-May

WESTON, ARTHUR WILLIAM (134059) age: 34 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB708 OF-J of No 97 Sqn, which exploded over Venderville during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Lesquin Communal Cemetery

10-May

SMITH, JOHN BAIRD (414691) age: 27 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB708 OF-J of No 97 Sqn, which exploded over Venderville during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Lesquin Communal Cemetery

10-May

HARVEY, DONALD EDMUND DUNNING (174353) age: 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB708 OF-J of No 97 Sqn, which exploded over Venderville during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Lesquin Communal Cemetery

10-May

ROWLANDS, ALBERT RAYMOND (537312) age: 26 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB708 OF-J of No 97 Sqn, which exploded over Venderville during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Lesquin Communal Cemetery

10-May

CHAPMAN, JOHN RANDALL (R/85522) age: 22 RCAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB708 OF-J of No 97 Sqn, which exploded over Venderville during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Lesquin Communal Cemetery

10-May

DIGGLE, LAWRENCE(1454679) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND813 OF-Q of No 97 Sqn, which came down near Lezennes Ronchin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery

10-May

HEAP, ROBERT (1477459) age: 29 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND813 OF-Q of No 97 Sqn, which came down near Lezennes Ronchin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery

10-May

GRANT, HAROLD (1512532) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND813 OF-Q of No 97 Sqn, which came down near Lezennes Ronchin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery

10-May

HILL, GEORGE JOHN (1817129) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND813 OF-Q of No 97 Sqn, which came down near Lezennes Ronchin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery

10-May

EDWARDS, SIDNEY ALBERT (170938) age: 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND813 OF-Q of No 97 Sqn, which came down near Lezennes Ronchin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery

10-May

RYDER, DENNIS HARVEY (643421) age: 22 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND813 OF-Q of No 97 Sqn, which came down near Lezennes Ronchin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery

10-May

KENT, HOWARD MATTHEW (1575940) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND813 OF-Q of No 97 Sqn, which came down near Lezennes Ronchin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-May

HAMMOND, RICHARD ALFRED CHARLES (153748) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND511 ZN-E of No 106 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

10-May

SUTHERLAND, HUGH ALASTAIR (173800) age: 29 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND511 ZN-E of No 106 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

10-May

McDOUGALL, GEORGE(J/87284) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND511 ZN-E of No 106 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

10-May

SHAW, CHARLES HUGH (J/88915) age: 27 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND511 ZN-E of No 106 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

10-May

HALL, WILLIAM (621942) age: Unknown RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND511 ZN-E of No 106 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

10-May

McALLISTER, ALAN JOSEPH (1311744) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND511 ZN-E of No 106 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

10-May

SMITH, REGINALD JOHN (1715062) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND511 ZN-E of No 106 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

10-May

SHEPHERD, ERIC (1576640) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND851 ZN-H of No 106 Sqn, which exploded and came down near the Chateau les Rufflets during a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Evreux Communal Cemetery

10-May

WOODHAMS, JACK SAINSBURY (415567) age: 28 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND851 ZN-H of No 106 Sqn, which exploded and came down near the Chateau les Rufflets during a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Evreux Communal Cemetery

10-May

SMITH, ROYAL JOSEPH (J/90919) age: 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND851 ZN-H of No 106 Sqn, which exploded and came down near the Chateau les Rufflets during a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Evreux Communal Cemetery

10-May

TOLAND, RAYMOND FOSTER (544267) age: 23 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND851 ZN-H of No 106 Sqn, which exploded and came down near the Chateau les Rufflets during a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Evreux Communal Cemetery

10-May

ANTHONY, ERNEST (1580805) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND851 ZN-H of No 106 Sqn, which exploded and came down near the Chateau les Rufflets during a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Evreux Communal Cemetery

10-May

RESTELL, WALTER LEO ARTHUR (1874029) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND851 ZN-H of No 106 Sqn, which exploded and came down near the Chateau les Rufflets during a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Evreux Communal Cemetery

10-May

CRIMMINS, JOHN ALLAN CAMERON (J/5834) age: 22 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MK853 of No 412 Sqn, which was shot down near Reims by Fw 190s during a sweep.  He is buried in Marrissel French National Cemetery

10-May

SCOTT, ERIC MCLAREN (425226) age: 22 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK535 JO-N of No 463 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery

10-May

ASH, RICHARD WILLIAM (424519) age: 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK535 JO-N of No 463 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery

10-May

CHAPPLE, IVAN (422414) age: 24 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK535 JO-N of No 463 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery

10-May

PETERS, WALTER THOMAS (423878) age: 24 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK535 JO-N of No 463 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery

10-May

BOULTON, RAYMOND HERBERT (1609134) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK535 JO-N of No 463 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery

10-May

PRINGLE, LEONARD EDGAR (1459044) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK535 JO-N of No 463 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery

10-May

SLADE, WILLIAM ALLEN (424888) age: 23 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK535 JO-N of No 463 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-May

JONES, GEORGE OSWALD (410493) age: 23 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL881 JO-E of No 463 Sqn, which exploded over the target area during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery

10-May

WARD, DUDLEY FRANCIS (420413) age: 24 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL881 JO-E of No 463 Sqn, which exploded over the target area during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery

10-May

DANN, GEORGE MARTIN (427445) age: 30 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL881 JO-E of No 463 Sqn, which exploded over the target area during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery

10-May

EASTGATE, COLIN HENRY (430019) age: 29 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL881 JO-E of No 463 Sqn, which exploded over the target area during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery

10-May

LEWIS, WILLIAM JOHN (10119) age: 32 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL881 JO-E of No 463 Sqn, which exploded over the target area during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery

10-May

McKENZIE, LLOYD GEORGE(416443) age: 26 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL881 JO-E of No 463 Sqn, which exploded over the target area during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery

10-May

BROWN, JOHN HENRY (418915) age: 31 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL881 JO-E of No 463 Sqn, which exploded over the target area during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery

10-May

NASH, CHARLES ARTHUR (2221020) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL788 PO-G of No 467 Sqn, which exploded over the target area during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery

10-May

FERGUSON, HERBERT WILLIAM REID (421914) age: 28 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL788 PO-G of No 467 Sqn, which exploded over the target area during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery

10-May

GRASBY, BRIAN GORDON (417176) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL788 PO-G of No 467 Sqn, which exploded over the target area during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery

10-May

HANCOCK, WILLIAM STANLEY (422506) age: 22 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL788 PO-G of No 467 Sqn, which exploded over the target area during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery

10-May

FELSTEAD, WILLIAM ELDRED (420870) age: 22 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL788 PO-G of No 467 Sqn, which exploded over the target area during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Lezennes Communal Cemetery

10-May

DUTHOIT, CYRIL (1431527) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL788 PO-G of No 467 Sqn, which exploded over the target area during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Lezennes Communal Cemetery

10-May

MELLOR, JOHN (1580333) age: 30 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL788 PO-G of No 467 Sqn, which exploded over the target area during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Lezennes Communal Cemetery

10-May

CODY, BERNARD FRANCIS (427870) age: 23 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, EE143 PO-J of No 467 Sqn, which exploded over Lezennes Ronchin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Annappes Churchyard

10-May

CROUT, HARRY RONALD (419298) age: 29 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, EE143 PO-J of No 467 Sqn, which exploded over Lezennes Ronchin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery

10-May

TUCKER, JOHN FRANCIS (25243) age: 25 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, EE143 PO-J of No 467 Sqn, which exploded over Lezennes Ronchin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery

10-May

WAIGHT, KEVIN CAMPBELL (424239) age: 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, EE143 PO-J of No 467 Sqn, which exploded over Lezennes Ronchin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery

10-May

HISLOP, DOUGLAS (414797) age: 23 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, EE143 PO-J of No 467 Sqn, which exploded over Lezennes Ronchin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery

10-May

BENNETT, GEORGE(2220133) age: 27 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, EE143 PO-J of No 467 Sqn, which exploded over Lezennes Ronchin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery

10-May

LONGHURST, BERTRAM STEPHEN (1891298) age: 37 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, EE143 PO-J of No 467 Sqn, which exploded over Lezennes Ronchin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery

10-May

JOHNSTON, ALASTAIR DALE(425413) age: 24 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM475 PO-B of No 467 Sqn, which exploded over Lezennes Ronchin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Lezennes Communal Cemetery

10-May

PATE, GILBERT FIRTH (423311) age: 27 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM475 PO-B of No 467 Sqn, which exploded over Lezennes Ronchin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Lezennes Communal Cemetery

10-May

PARKER, JEREMIAH (658844) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM475 PO-B of No 467 Sqn, which exploded over Lezennes Ronchin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Lezennes Communal Cemetery

10-May

HILL, ERIC REGINALD (1352851) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM475 PO-B of No 467 Sqn, which exploded over Lezennes Ronchin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Lezennes Communal Cemetery

10-May

TABOR, KENNETH HAROLD (1850279) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM475 PO-B of No 467 Sqn, which exploded over Lezennes Ronchin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Lezennes Communal Cemetery

10-May

PURCELL, ROYSTON WILLIAM (412686) age: 22 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM475 PO-B of No 467 Sqn, which exploded over Lezennes Ronchin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Lezennes Communal Cemetery

10-May

IRWIN, JACK HECTOR (409709) age: 21 RAAF

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito IX, LR421 of No 540 Sqn, which failed to return from a photo recce sortie to Munich.  He is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery

10-May

ALBUTT, OLIVER LESLIE(151080) age: 31 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA918 BQ-W of No 550 Sqn, which came down in the sea close to the target area during a raid on gun positions at Dunkirk.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery

10-May

HOPPER, WILLIAM WALTER (1399532) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA918 BQ-W of No 550 Sqn, which came down in the sea close to the target area during a raid on gun positions at Dunkirk.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery

10-May

ROBINSON, HENRY POWER (1404551) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA918 BQ-W of No 550 Sqn, which came down in the sea close to the target area during a raid on gun positions at Dunkirk.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery

10-May

GOULDEN, DAVID ALLAN (421968) age: 32 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA918 BQ-W of No 550 Sqn, which came down in the sea close to the target area during a raid on gun positions at Dunkirk.  He is buried in Oye-Plage Communal Cemetery

10-May

SAGE, ERNEST VERNON (415369) age: 25 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA918 BQ-W of No 550 Sqn, which came down in the sea close to the target area during a raid on gun positions at Dunkirk.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-May

PEPPER, ERNEST GEORGE RICHARD (1608061) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA918 BQ-W of No 550 Sqn, which came down in the sea close to the target area during a raid on gun positions at Dunkirk.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-May

TAYLOR, WILLIAM CHARLES (1396691) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA918 BQ-W of No 550 Sqn, which came down in the sea close to the target area during a raid on gun positions at Dunkirk.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-May

FRITH, MAURICE WILLIAM (139278) age: 23 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MJ303 of No 602 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s near Neufchatel whilst escorting B-26s.  He is buried in Marrissel French National Cemetery

10-May

LEVY, SIDNEY (1396396) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM446 PG-H of No 619 Sqn, which came down near Aubergenville during a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Aubergenville Communal Cemetery

10-May

GOODWIN, KENNETH (54670) age: 22 RAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM446 PG-H of No 619 Sqn, which came down near Aubergenville during a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Aubergenville Communal Cemetery

10-May

AITKEN, JOHN MILFORD (39075) age: 28 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM446 PG-H of No 619 Sqn, which came down near Aubergenville during a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Aubergenville Communal Cemetery

10-May

DRING, FREDERICK FRANK (1817454) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM446 PG-H of No 619 Sqn, which came down near Aubergenville during a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Aubergenville Communal Cemetery

10-May

HICKLING, ROY ERNEST (1187085) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM446 PG-H of No 619 Sqn, which came down near Aubergenville during a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Aubergenville Communal Cemetery

10-May

PRESLAND, JOHN RAYMOND (1581026) age: 27 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM446 PG-H of No 619 Sqn, which came down near Aubergenville during a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Aubergenville Communal Cemetery

10-May

TOWSE, FREDERICK ALBERT (1890462) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM446 PG-H of No 619 Sqn, which came down near Aubergenville during a raid against the Gnome and Rhone Engine Works at Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Aubergenville Communal Cemetery

10-May

HAMPTON, THOMAS RAYMOND (427829) age: 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, BG220 of No 14 (P) AFU, which crashed at Mains of Kinnoch, Ellen in Aberdeenshire during a daylight training flight.  He is buried in Banff Cemetery, Banffshire

10-May

DIXON, JOHN RUSSELL (434607) age: 25 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB789 of No 1658 HCU, which collided with the spire of St Jamesís Church in Selby and then crashed into four houses.  Seven civilians were also killed and a further seven seriously injuries with one dying later.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

10-May

KNIGHT, NOEL JOSEPH (423420) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB789 of No 1658 HCU, which collided with the spire of St Jamesís Church in Selby and then crashed into four houses.  Seven civilians were also killed and a further seven seriously injuries with one dying later.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

10-May

LAVER, THOMAS ROY (426752) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB789 of No 1658 HCU, which collided with the spire of St Jamesís Church in Selby and then crashed into four houses.  Seven civilians were also killed and a further seven seriously injuries with one dying later.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

10-May

ROPER, JOHN (424822) age: 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB789 of No 1658 HCU, which collided with the spire of St Jamesís Church in Selby and then crashed into four houses.  Seven civilians were also killed and a further seven seriously injuries with one dying later.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

10-May

STORER, BERNARD KEVIN (426702) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB789 of No 1658 HCU, which collided with the spire of St Jamesís Church in Selby and then crashed into four houses.  Seven civilians were also killed and a further seven seriously injuries with one dying later.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

10-May

ROCKINGHAM, PETER HILARY (1622397) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB789 of No 1658 HCU, which collided with the spire of St Jamesís Church in Selby and then crashed into four houses.  Seven civilians were also killed and a further seven seriously injuries with one dying later.  He is buried in Selby Cemetery

10-May

McDERMOTT, DERRICK (1111437) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JB789 of No 1658 HCU, which collided with the spire of St Jamesís Church in Selby and then crashed into four houses.  Seven civilians were also killed and a further seven seriously injuries with one dying later.  He is buried in Selby Cemetery

10-May

UNDERWOOD, RONALD JOHN (1804323) age: 19 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst serving with No 21 SFTS but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Gweru Cemetery

10-May

BRUCE, PATRICK DAVID (137407) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst serving with No 21 SFTS but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Gweru Cemetery

10-May

BARLOW, HAROLD (626384) age: 24 RAF

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in  of No 4430 AA Flt, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Imphal War Cemetery

10-May

HARRIS, THOMAS JAMES (1419270) age: 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in  of No 4430 AA Flt, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Imphal War Cemetery

10-May

JAMIL MOHAMMED BUZUM (775567) age: Unknown RAF

AC2

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

10-May

FINNERAN, THOMAS ANTHONY (1864712) age: 19 RAFVR

AC2

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

10-May

ROBSON, JOHN (1073426) age: 34 RAFVR

AC2

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 Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St Andrew's and Jesmond) Cemetery

11-May

MAGILL, JOHN GEORGE HENRY (J/86399) age: 24 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, LD185 of No 11 Sqn, which overturned whilst making a forced landing near Kohima following a strafing attack on enemy positions.  He is buried in Imphal War Cemetery

11-May

KING, GORDON LAWRENCE(J/13949) age: 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW335 of No 13 Sqn, which crashed onto a beach near Termoli after hitting the sea.  He is buried in Sangro River War Cemetery

11-May

BOWRING, FRANCES CHARLES (J/13097) age: 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW335 of No 13 Sqn, which crashed onto a beach near Termoli after hitting the sea.  He is buried in Sangro River War Cemetery

11-May

WALLACE, HUGH HART (329213V) age: 29 SAAF

Lt

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

11-May

MOORE, W R (103607V) age: 23 SAAF

Lt

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

11-May

SIMISTER, THOMAS (1451231) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

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

11-May

BLAKE, LAWRENCE ALAN (1458277) age: 21 RAFVR

LAC

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

11-May

BLAND, DENNIS JOHN (158252) age: 29 RAFVR

Fg 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

11-May

BALL, DONALD FAULKNER (1322511) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM429 VN-C of No 50 Sqn, which came down near Oostvleteren in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Oostvleteren Churchyard

11-May

ELLIOTT, JAMES REGINALD (1217619) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM429 VN-C of No 50 Sqn, which came down near Oostvleteren in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Oostvleteren Churchyard

11-May

McFARLIN, FRANK STUART (171854) age: 26 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM429 VN-C of No 50 Sqn, which came down near Oostvleteren in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Oostvleteren Churchyard

11-May

ROSS, WALLACE MILTON (J/90046) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM429 VN-C of No 50 Sqn, which came down near Oostvleteren in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Oostvleteren Churchyard

11-May

CRAVEN, LEONARD (1454842) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM429 VN-C of No 50 Sqn, which came down near Oostvleteren in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Oostvleteren Churchyard

11-May

INGRAM, DOUGLAS ST CLAIR (1851864) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM429 VN-C of No 50 Sqn, which came down near Oostvleteren in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Oostvleteren Churchyard

11-May

CUNNINGHAM, ROBERT NORVAL (R/198321) age: 20 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM429 VN-C of No 50 Sqn, which came down near Oostvleteren in Belgium during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Oostvleteren Churchyard

11-May

JOHNSON, HERBERT OXLEY (112784) age: 37 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND494 OL-G of No 83 Sqn, which died from injuries/wounds sustained when the aircraft crash landed at Bailleul-la-Vallee on 10 May 1944.  He is buried in Evreux Communal Cemetery

11-May

WARD, HENRY THOMAS (418599) age: 23 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND764 of No 97 Sqn by a flak burst whilst he was manning the mid-upper turret on the return from a raid to Lille.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

11-May

MACLEOD, HUGH (1343398) age: 32 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS905 'S' of No 107 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie to Chateaudun.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-May

LEIPER, GEORGE ROBERTSON (1117631) age: 29 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS905 'S' of No 107 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie to Chateaudun.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-May

LEWIS, GEOFFREY WILLIAM () age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XX KB161 XD-H of No 139 Sqn, which crashed near Chittering in Cambridgeshire on its return to Upwood after a flare which had not released during the operation ignited.  He is buried in Overseal (St Matthew) Churchyard

11-May

NEWPORT, FREDERICK GEORGE(173768) age: 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE690 of No 143 Sqn, which flew into the ground on the North Wootton ranges in Norfolk during a dive bombing practice sortie.  He is buried in Sauthall (Hortus) Cemetery

11-May

SLATER, JOHN MORRIS (175566) age: 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE690 of No 143 Sqn, which flew into the ground on the North Wootton ranges in Norfolk during a dive bombing practice sortie.  He is buried in Southport (St Cuthbert) Churchyard

11-May

CARTER, GORDON (1315454) age: 26 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW140 of No 178 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Budapest.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

11-May

FOLEY, PATRICK (630649) age: 22 RAF

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW140 of No 178 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Budapest.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

11-May

NAYLOR, NORMAN VICTOR (1671912) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW140 of No 178 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Budapest.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

11-May

CHAPMAN, JOHN ERNEST (137380) age: 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW140 of No 178 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Budapest.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

11-May

ANYON, RALPH SCOTT (134537) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW140 of No 178 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Budapest.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

11-May

LAMARRE, JOSEPH GUY GEORGES (J/89917) age: 24 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW140 of No 178 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Budapest.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

11-May

PHILLIPS, ALFRED WILLIAM (911101) age: 27 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW140 of No 178 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Budapest.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

11-May

ROWELL, RAYMOND (1390468) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LX882 of No 272 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce sortie off Menorca.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

11-May

SATCHELL, ROY (1322968) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LX882 of No 272 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce sortie off Menorca.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

11-May

STRATTON, ALAN ROSS (1251149) age: 24 RAFVR

WO

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

11-May

GEORGESON, LOUIS ROCKFORD (J/27881) age: 26 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX314 QB-C of No 424 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Lorient after being hit by light flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Guidel Communal Cemetery

11-May

MILLMAN, THOMAS RALPH BERNARD (J/26745) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX314 QB-C of No 424 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Lorient after being hit by light flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Guidel Communal Cemetery

11-May

AMY, HARRY THOMAS (C/2233) age: 24 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX314 QB-C of No 424 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Lorient after being hit by light flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Guidel Communal Cemetery

11-May

SWARBRICK, JOSEPH (187233) age: 30 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX314 QB-C of No 424 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Lorient after being hit by light flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Guidel Communal Cemetery

11-May

STARRUP, BENJAMIN VICTOR (J/89254) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX314 QB-C of No 424 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Lorient after being hit by light flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Guidel Communal Cemetery

11-May

MARSHALL, WILLIAM EDGE(137835) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX314 QB-C of No 424 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Lorient after being hit by light flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-May

WILSON, FRANK NEWTON (89417) age: 34 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX314 QB-C of No 424 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Lorient after being hit by light flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-May

CROFT, ROBERT MCKERLIE(407199) age: 27 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL882 JO-J of No 463 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Dumoulin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Wevelgem Communal Cemetery

11-May

CROSTON, DAVID PAYNE(407821) age: 32 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL882 JO-J of No 463 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Dumoulin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Wevelgem Communal Cemetery

11-May

JACQUES, RONALD (134697) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL882 JO-J of No 463 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Dumoulin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Wevelgem Communal Cemetery

11-May

READ, WILLIAM NEIL (406700) age: 22 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL882 JO-J of No 463 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Dumoulin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Wevelgem Communal Cemetery

11-May

FRASER, BERTRAM (1443752) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL882 JO-J of No 463 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Dumoulin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Wevelgem Communal Cemetery

11-May

MOLYNEUX, HARRY LAW (1802369) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL882 JO-J of No 463 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Dumoulin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Wevelgem Communal Cemetery

11-May

POWELL, MERVYN (402817) age: 29 RAAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL882 JO-J of No 463 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Dumoulin during a raid against railway targets at Lille.  He is buried in Wevelgem Communal Cemetery

11-May

HAMMOND, PETER JOHN (414400) age: 21 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL792 PO-E of No 467 Sqn, which was attacked by a night fighter and exploded over Beverlo during its bomb run against a military camp at Bourg-Leopold in Belgium.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

11-May

HARE, WALTER ROY (132390) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL792 PO-E of No 467 Sqn, which was attacked by a night fighter and exploded over Beverlo during its bomb run against a military camp at Bourg-Leopold in Belgium.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

11-May

CONNELLY, JOSEPH (1370843) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL792 PO-E of No 467 Sqn, which was attacked by a night fighter and exploded over Beverlo during its bomb run against a military camp at Bourg-Leopold in Belgium.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

11-May

BALMER, JOHN RAEBURN (68) age: 33 RAAF

Gp Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL792 PO-E of No 467 Sqn, which was attacked by a night fighter and exploded over Beverlo during its bomb run against a military camp at Bourg-Leopold in Belgium.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

11-May

WARD, JOHN FRANCIS (171453) age: 23 RAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL792 PO-E of No 467 Sqn, which was attacked by a night fighter and exploded over Beverlo during its bomb run against a military camp at Bourg-Leopold in Belgium.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

11-May

STEVENS, THOMAS ALBERT (1472482) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL792 PO-E of No 467 Sqn, which was attacked by a night fighter and exploded over Beverlo during its bomb run against a military camp at Bourg-Leopold in Belgium.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

11-May

BARBER, ALBERT ROY (1458414) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL792 PO-E of No 467 Sqn, which was attacked by a night fighter and exploded over Beverlo during its bomb run against a military camp at Bourg-Leopold in Belgium.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

11-May

WATSON, LESLIE THOMAS (173304) age: 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL792 PO-E of No 467 Sqn, which was attacked by a night fighter and exploded over Beverlo during its bomb run against a military camp at Bourg-Leopold in Belgium.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

11-May

NORMINGTON, JOHN EDWARD (1541523) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS929 of No 515 Sqn, which came down in the Oosterschelde off Kats during a bomber support sortie.  He is buried in Kortgene (Kats) General Cemetery

11-May

WHITE, DOUGLAS JOHN (1586005) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS929 of No 515 Sqn, which came down in the Oosterschelde off Kats during a bomber support sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-May

ECCLESTONE, THOMAS STANLEY (176416) age: Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS932 of No 515 Sqn, which came down near Wemelclinge after being hit by light flak during a bomber support sortie.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

11-May

SHIMMIN, JOHN HAROLD (1683352) age: 18 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS932 of No 515 Sqn, which came down near Wemelclinge after being hit by light flak during a bomber support sortie.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

11-May

ROULSTON, ALEXANDER SOMERVILLE(421127) age: 31 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, EM698 of No 587 Sqn, which crashed near West Quantoxhead, Somerset, probably as a result of an engine failure, whilst carrying out a silent co-operation exercise with an Army unit.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

11-May

RAY, KENNETH HENRY (157755) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS945 of No 605 Sqn, which crashed near Dover on its return from a night intruder sortie to Venlo airfield.  He is buried in Hawkinge Cemetery

11-May

WOODS, TREVOR LAURANCE McALPIN(61947) age: 28 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS945 of No 605 Sqn, which crashed near Dover on its return from a night intruder sortie to Venlo airfield.  He is buried in Hawkinge Cemetery

11-May

SOESMAN, PIERRE LEOPOLD (J/21875) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN496 of No 609 Sqn, which crashed into the English Channel after being hit by flak during an attack on a radar station near Le Havre.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-May

WOOD, ROBERT LESLIE(119101) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN544 of No 609 Sqn, which abandoned near Fecamp after being hit by flak during an attack on a radar station near Le Havre, but he did not survive.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-May

WILKINSON, GEORGE ALDERSON (154033) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, LR358 'O' of No 613 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie to Creil.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-May

SMITH, GIBSON ARTHUR (J/11046) age: 22 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, LR358 'O' of No 613 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie to Creil.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-May

ALDERWOOD, DEREK COLIN (127993) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LW821 of No 1515 Flt, which crashed near Eaton Hall, Cheshire during an instrument approach.  He is buried in Little Stanmore (St Lawrence) Churchyard

11-May

WILMSHURST, ERNEST ARTHUR (941200) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ524 'H' of No 1654 HCU, which crashed at Wigsley whilst attempting a three engined go-round on its return from a cross  country exercise.  He is buried in Bottesford (St Peter ad Vincula) Churchyard

11-May

ELY, RONALD WALTER (26355) age: 28 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ524 'H' of No 1654 HCU, which crashed at Wigsley whilst attempting a three engined go-round on its return from a cross  country exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

11-May

LEA, WILLIAM JOSEPH (418963) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ524 'H' of No 1654 HCU, which crashed at Wigsley whilst attempting a three engined go-round on its return from a cross  country exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

11-May

DUNN, ROBERT WYNDHAM (422460) age: 20 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ524 'H' of No 1654 HCU, which crashed at Wigsley whilst attempting a three engined go-round on its return from a cross  country exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

11-May

HUGHES, HAROLD ERIC (26382) age: 23 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ524 'H' of No 1654 HCU, which crashed at Wigsley whilst attempting a three engined go-round on its return from a cross  country exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

11-May

PORTMAN, RAYMOND (1584133) age: 21 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst serving with No 26 EFTS but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Gweru Cemetery

11-May

MOUNTFORD, GERALD PARFITT (1055246) age: 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 32 ARD, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery

11-May

O'LEARY, MICHAEL JOHN DUNN DFC(77614) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, V8614 of No 54 OTU, which crashed near Gordon, Berwickshire following an engine failure.  He is buried in Fogo Churchyard.

11-May

McCLURE, JOHN DENIS (402384) age: 24 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BE571 of No AFTU, which crashed in an attempted forced landing after hitting trees near Armada Road.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

11-May

STEWART, HERBERT (153324) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, V8614 of No 54 OTU, which crashed near Gordon, Berwickshire following an engine failure.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Springbank) Cemetery.

11-May

SMITH, SYDNEY THOMAS JAMES (1881630) age: 34 RAFVR

AC2

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

11-May

POSTLETHWAITE, GEORGE MORRELL (1239309) age: 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, V8614 of No 54 OTU, which crashed near Gordon, Berwickshire following an engine failure.  He is buried in Sheffield (Shiregreen) Cemetery.

11-May

METCALFE, JOHN HERBERT TAYLOR (121322) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, V8614 of No 54 OTU, which crashed near Gordon, Berwickshire following an engine failure.  He is buried in Sully (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

11-May

CHADWICK, WILLIAM HENRY (1693963) age: 23 RAFVR

LAC

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

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