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Casualties - 14 - 19 May 1944


14-May

COLMORE, DAVID MARTIN (107982) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, LB549 of No 11 Sqn, which failed to return from a night 'Rhubarb'.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

14-May

JOLLY, JAMES FRANCIS HORNBY (137431) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA200 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce sortie over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

14-May

ROSCOE, ARTHUR (146885) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA200 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce sortie over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

14-May

DUNTHORN, CECIL BLANCHARD (1534420) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA200 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce sortie over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

14-May

BAMFORD, JOEL THOMAS (1673006) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA200 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce sortie over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

14-May

BEAGLE, CHARLES (1800911) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA200 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce sortie over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

14-May

BROUGH, LEONARD (1684216) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA200 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce sortie over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

14-May

HASLAM, PETER CAMPBELL (997094) age: 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in  of No 213 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

14-May

REES, TOM HUWS (152425) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS855 (?) of No 418 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Luxeuil during a Day Ranger.  He is buried in St Germain Communal Cemetery

14-May

HARPER, WILLARD JAMES (C/5584) age: 21 RCAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS855 (?) of No 418 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Luxeuil during a Day Ranger.  He is buried in St Germain Communal Cemetery

14-May

THOMAS, ROBERT (J/86485) age: Unknown RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in was killed in a fall from a window in the Griffin Hotel in Leeds. of No 433 Sqn, which.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

14-May

LOWCOCK, CHARLES HARRY (151519) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ432 'B' of No 489 Sqn, which dived into the sea after attacking a minesweeper off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-May

PETTITT, IVAN ALFRED (415780) age: Unknown RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ432 'B' of No 489 Sqn, which dived into the sea after attacking a minesweeper off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-May

NICHOL, WALTER (WALLY) (160635) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Martinet I, EM473 of No 567 Sqn, which ditched of Whitstable following an engine failure.  He is buried in Sunderland (Mere Knolls) Cemetery

14-May

KNIGHT, HAROLD (1323380) age: 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was probably killed whilst flying in Martinet I, EM473 of No 567 Sqn, which ditched of Whitstable following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-May

SETTLE, WILLIAM (1359340) age: 31 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 2769, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained, his death being registered in Maidstone 3 Qtr.  He is buried in Haigh (St David) Churchyard

14-May

KENNY, WILLIAM (102235) age: 43 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 159 MU, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

14-May

EVES, KENNETH (1684970) age: 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson, 11588 of No 2 ANS, which crashed in the Atlantic after running out of fuel during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Sherwood Cemetery

14-May

MATHERS, WILLIAM JOHN STRACHAN (576508) age: 21 RAF

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson, 11600 of No 2 ANS, which crashed in the Atlantic after running out of fuel during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in St John's (Mount Pleasant) Cemetery

14-May

DUNCAN, FRANK (1570422) age: 20 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson, 11600 of No 2 ANS, which crashed in the Atlantic after running out of fuel during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in St John's (Mount Pleasant) Cemetery

14-May

FOWLER, JAMES CECIL (1119622) age: 33 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in  of No 32 EFTS, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Innisfail Cemetery, Alberta

14-May

WROBLEWSKI, Jan Wladyslaw(P.1583) age: 24 PAF

Fg Off

He was serving with No 45 Grp and died from natural causes in Montreal, Canada.  He is buried in Montreal (Mount Royal) Cemetery

14-May

GISLING, Waclaw(P.0269) age: 38 PAF

Fg Off

He was serving at P.S.P. Stacja Zborna Oficerow and possibly committed suicide.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

14-May

NALL, RUEBEN (748818) age: 23 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Bury St Edmunds.  He was buried in/or cremated at  Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium

14-May

HOLDEN, ROGER (1697354) age: 44 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Clitheroe.  He is buried in Pleasington Priory (SS Mary and John the Baptist) Roman Catholic Churchyard

14-May

RICHARDSON, THOMAS W (1123683) age: 38 RAFVR

Cpl

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

14-May

BLANKS, DENNIS WILLIAM (640849) age: 22 RAF

AC1

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Salford.  He is buried in Yardley (St Mary's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

14-May

HUDSTON, MAURICE GREGORY (1540155) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Halifax, DG284 of No 1667 HCU, which force landed on Wedge Hall Moor, near Thorne following an engine failure.  He is buried in Cudworth (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

15-May

BOND, DERYCK HUNTER (J/86529) age: 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He died from injuries sustained 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 Moro River Canadian War Cemetery

15-May

MOTHERWELL, DAVID (1437121) age: 31 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 96 Sqn, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  His death being registered in Maidstone.  He is buried in Slough (Stoke Road) Cemetery

15-May

WARREN, ROBERT DOUGLAS (147941) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 96 Sqn, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  His death being registered in Maidstone.  He is buried in Slough (Stoke Road) Cemetery

15-May

CROSBIE, WILLIAM FRANCIS (175953) age: 29 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, JA351 'W' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to the Avisto Viaduct.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery.

15-May

HOLTON, KENNETH JOHN (1334695) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, JA351 'W' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to the Avisto Viaduct.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery.

15-May

GAUNT, GEOFFREY BERNARD (1517309) age: 34 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, JA351 'W' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to the Avisto Viaduct.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery.

15-May

YOUNG, ROBERT GORDON (113390) age: 30 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, JA351 'W' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to the Avisto Viaduct.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery.

15-May

TAYLOR, CYRIL JAMES DFM(129215) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, JA351 'W' of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to the Avisto Viaduct.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery.

15-May

FINNIE, JOHN MANSON (J/21882) age: 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, JK785 of No 253 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames after being hit by flak whilst strafing a fuel dump in Yugoslavia.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

15-May

EDGAR, JOHN ANTHONY (149117) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIII, HK501 of No 264 Sqn, which he abandoned after it was hit by debris from a Ju 188 it attacked during a patrol near Alton in Hampshire, but he did not survive.  He is buried in Leadgate (St Ives) Churchyard

15-May

PRVONIC, ANTONIN  (788090) age: 29 RAFVR

WO

He was serving with No 312 Sqn, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  His death being registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

15-Apr

EID, ANDRE EMIL(1383977) age: 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JG258 of No 601 Sqn, which was lost during a test flight.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery Belgian Airmen's Field of Honour.

15-May

HOPKIN, LESLIE ELWYN (1412309) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE607 of No 603 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an attack on Paros airfield.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

15-May

RHODES, JOHN CHARLES (1323234) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ404 of No 603 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an attack on Paros airfield.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

15-May

PADDISON, JAMES EDWARD (1387193) age: 28 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ404 of No 603 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an attack on Paros airfield.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

15-May

HARMAN, ERIC GEOFFREY (176887) age: 29 RAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE607 of No 603 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an attack on Paros airfield.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

15-May

PHILLIPS, ALFRED ARTHUR (1583796) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was captured whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB595 UM-B2 of No 626 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on 15/16 Feb 1944 and died from his wounds in captivity.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

15-May

NASH, PETER ALBERT (172182) age: 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was serving with No 630 Sqn, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  His death being registered in Lincoln.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

15-May

BURTON, WALLACE BRUCE(437212) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE958 'T' of No 1653 HCU, which crashed near Cheveley in Cambridgeshire en-route to Tuddenham having encountered severe icing conditions.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

15-May

HUGHES, GORDON JOHN HENRY (173818) age: 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE958 'T' of No 1653 HCU, which crashed near Cheveley in Cambridgeshire en-route to Tuddenham having encountered severe icing conditions.  He is buried in Whitchurch (St Mary) Churchyard, Glamorganshire

15-May

HARRISON, DOUGLAS WILLIAM (1490466) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk IV, FX774 of No 3 ADU, which flew into high ground during a ferry flight to Blida in bad weather.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery

15-May

KOS, Mieczyslaw(P.704007) age: 25 PAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P8267  of No 61 OTU, which crashed at Bradley near Wrexham in Wales during a training flight.  He is buried in Market Drayton Cemetery

15-May

JOHNSON, KENNETH SCOTT (J/17450) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE739 'H' of No 82 OTU, which crashed at Thresby Park near Ollerton on its return from a Nickel operation to Rennes after running out of fuel.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

15-May

OLIPHANT, GEORGE SCOTT (J/36316) age: 28 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE739 'H' of No 82 OTU, which crashed at Thresby Park near Ollerton on its return from a Nickel operation to Rennes after running out of fuel.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

15-May

LANOUETTE, JOSEPH ANDRE(R/168038) age: 31 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE739 'H' of No 82 OTU, which crashed at Thresby Park near Ollerton on its return from a Nickel operation to Rennes after running out of fuel.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

15-May

McLELLAN, GORDON KEITH (R/200655) age: 33 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE739 'H' of No 82 OTU, which crashed at Thresby Park near Ollerton on its return from a Nickel operation to Rennes after running out of fuel.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

15-May

TASS, JACK (R/106362) age: 29 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE739 'H' of No 82 OTU, which crashed at Thresby Park near Ollerton on its return from a Nickel operation to Rennes after running out of fuel.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

15-May

MAIR, WILLIAM (1342809) age: 30 RAFVR

AC2

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

15-May

PARTRIDGE, NORMAN (1135666) age: 36 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died in Cheltenham General Hospital from injuries sustained in a road accident.  He is buried in Walkley (St Mary) Church Cemetery.

15-May

DICKSON, ANNIE(485781) age: 21 WAAF

ACW1

She was serving at RAF Grangemouth/No 2 TEU but died suddenly at Grange School WAAF Hostel.  She is buried in Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery.

16-May

HEANEY, JACK (1187891) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8294 'O' of No 18 Sqn, which failed to return from a night interdiction sortie, possibly having been shot down by flak near Ceprano.  He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery.

16-May

COLE, ERIC JAMES (130281) age: 34 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8294 'O' of No 18 Sqn, which failed to return from a night interdiction sortie, possibly having been shot down by flak near Ceprano.  He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery.

16-May

URICH, GEORGE DAVE(132304) age: 26 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8294 'O' of No 18 Sqn, which failed to return from a night interdiction sortie, possibly having been shot down by flak near Ceprano.  He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery.

16-May

SEYMOUR, LAWRENCE ALFRED DFC(402208) age: 30 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8294 'O' of No 18 Sqn, which failed to return from a night interdiction sortie, possibly having been shot down by flak near Ceprano.  He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery.

16-May

COLEMAN, DONALD LANCELOT (572462) age: 24 RAF

Sgt

He was serving as a Fitter II with No 53 Sqn and  died from injuries sustained the previous day when he was thrown from a tractor at St Eval.  He is buried in Orpington (All Saints) Churchyard Extension

16-May

MITCHELL, KENNETH WALTER (172974) age: Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL963 PM-D of No 103 Sqn, which came down off the island of Avernako during a Gardening sortie over Kiel Bay.  He is buried in Aastrup Churchyard

16-May

TAPP, RALPH AUBREY (1392978) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL963 PM-D of No 103 Sqn, which came down off the island of Avernako during a Gardening sortie over Kiel Bay.  He is buried in Avernako Churchyard

16-May

HOWELLS, DAVID (1102739) age: 29 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL963 PM-D of No 103 Sqn, which came down off the island of Avernako during a Gardening sortie over Kiel Bay.  He is buried in Drejo Cemetery

16-May

KELLY, WILLIAM (1553988) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL963 PM-D of No 103 Sqn, which came down off the island of Avernako during a Gardening sortie over Kiel Bay.  He is buried in Faaborg New Cemetery

16-May

BISH, CLAUDE FREDERICK (1333658) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL963 PM-D of No 103 Sqn, which came down off the island of Avernako during a Gardening sortie over Kiel Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

WRIGHT, THOMAS KITCHENER (170619) age: 32 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL963 PM-D of No 103 Sqn, which came down off the island of Avernako during a Gardening sortie over Kiel Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

PEGRUM, DOUGLAS FRANK (1800767) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL963 PM-D of No 103 Sqn, which came down off the island of Avernako during a Gardening sortie over Kiel Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

ADAMS, KENNETH WILLIAM (1575629) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ373 'P' of No 114 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Marcianise the previous day.  He is buried in Caserta War Cemetery.

16-May

WATKINS, JOHN PETER (150388) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ656 TW-J of No 141 Sqn, which was probably lost over the North Sea during an AI exercise off Cromer.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

PANTRY, THOMAS (1154981) age: 27 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ726 TW-Z of No 141 Sqn, which was probably lost over the North Sea during an AI exercise off Cromer.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

LENDRUM, DENIS CHARLES (133436) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE579 of No 252 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by flak during an attack on landing craft near Nisiros.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

16-May

ROOKE, DONALD CLAUDE(151185) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE579 of No 252 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by flak during an attack on landing craft near Nisiros.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

16-May

MARSZALEK, Zbigniew Jozef (P.2069) age: 24 PAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, EE625  of No 303 Sqn, which crashed at Funnels Farm, Nutley, Sussex following an engine fire.  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery

16-May

DAY, FRANK (1503804) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS855 (?) of No 418 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters off Sweden during a Ranger sortie.  He is buried in Malmo Eastern Municipal Cemetery

16-May

ALSOP, NORMAN FREDERICK (R/143477) age: 20 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X KB701 VR-B of No 419 Sqn, which came down on Helmsley Moor on the North Yorkshire Moors during a training flight.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

16-May

JONES, GWILYN TEIFI (1709001) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X KB701 VR-B of No 419 Sqn, which came down on Helmsley Moor on the North Yorkshire Moors during a training flight.  He is buried in Glynarthen Congregational Chapelyard

16-May

McMASTER, JAMES GORDON (J/19923) age: Unknown RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X KB701 VR-B of No 419 Sqn, which came down on Helmsley Moor on the North Yorkshire Moors during a training flight.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

16-May

PARSONS, ERNEST MOIR (J/92330) age: 23 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X KB701 VR-B of No 419 Sqn, which came down on Helmsley Moor on the North Yorkshire Moors during a training flight.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

16-May

MILNE, FRANK ALEXANDER (R/199345) age: 21 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X KB701 VR-B of No 419 Sqn, which came down on Helmsley Moor on the North Yorkshire Moors during a training flight.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

16-May

GRICE, HUBERT GORDON (R/153252) age: 20 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X KB701 VR-B of No 419 Sqn, which came down on Helmsley Moor on the North Yorkshire Moors during a training flight.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

16-May

ASHCROFT, CHARLES (151325) age: 27 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME576 UL-X2 of No 576 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Gamtofte during a Gardening sortie over Kiel Bay.  He is buried in Assens (Fyn) New Cemetery

16-May

ABRAMSON, MARK LESLIE(J/15627) age: 30 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME576 UL-X2 of No 576 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Gamtofte during a Gardening sortie over Kiel Bay.  He is buried in Assens (Fyn) New Cemetery

16-May

PRESLAND, ERNEST JAMES (158971) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME576 UL-X2 of No 576 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Gamtofte during a Gardening sortie over Kiel Bay.  He is buried in Assens (Fyn) New Cemetery

16-May

HUDSON, BENJAMIN JOHNSON (1126973) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME576 UL-X2 of No 576 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Gamtofte during a Gardening sortie over Kiel Bay.  He is buried in Assens (Fyn) New Cemetery

16-May

LEATHAM, ROBERT EDWARD (2209059) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME576 UL-X2 of No 576 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Gamtofte during a Gardening sortie over Kiel Bay.  He is buried in Assens (Fyn) New Cemetery

16-May

SLADE, ALBERT EDWARD (173160) age: Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME576 UL-X2 of No 576 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Gamtofte during a Gardening sortie over Kiel Bay.  He is buried in Assens (Fyn) New Cemetery

16-May

KNAPP, ALAN WILFRED (1604544) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME576 UL-X2 of No 576 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Gamtofte during a Gardening sortie over Kiel Bay.  He is buried in Assens (Fyn) New Cemetery

16-May

WRIGHT, ARTHUR GEORGE(1439962) age: 27 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME576 UL-X2 of No 576 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Gamtofte during a Gardening sortie over Kiel Bay.  He is buried in Assens (Fyn) New Cemetery

16-May

STOTHARD, THOMAS KENNETH (150018) age: 26 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, JL320 of No 615 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Jorhat.  He is buried in Digboi War Cemetery

16-May

DIX, ALBERT LLEWELLYN (1892030) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL894 CF-T of No 625 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea during a Gardening sortie over Kiel Bay.  He is buried in Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery

16-May

MERRALL, WILLIAM ROBERT (J/23905) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL894 CF-T of No 625 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea during a Gardening sortie over Kiel Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

McDONOUGH, FREDERICK NOEL (38449) age: 22 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL894 CF-T of No 625 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea during a Gardening sortie over Kiel Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

LAWSON, HARRY RICHARD (R/170867) age: 23 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL894 CF-T of No 625 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea during a Gardening sortie over Kiel Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

BEADLE, ROBERT EUGENE(172304) age: 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL894 CF-T of No 625 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea during a Gardening sortie over Kiel Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

POTTER, JAMES (1676178) age: 18 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL894 CF-T of No 625 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea during a Gardening sortie over Kiel Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

WILKINSON, EDWARD (1029028) age: 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL894 CF-T of No 625 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea during a Gardening sortie over Kiel Bay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

LEAVER, KEITH BERTRAM (158015) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP191 of No 628 Sqn, which overturned on landing at Redhills Lake after a float dug in.  He is buried in Madras (St Mary's) Cemetery, Chennai

16-May

GARDINER, CLAUDE FREDERICK (628340) age: 23 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP191 of No 628 Sqn, which overturned on landing at Redhills Lake after a float dug in.  He is buried in Madras (St Mary's) Cemetery, Chennai

16-May

WALSH, FREDERICK (129485) age: 28 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP191 of No 628 Sqn, which overturned on landing at Redhills Lake after a float dug in.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

16-May

LEVACK, ROBERT BRANDER (128636) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP191 of No 628 Sqn, which overturned on landing at Redhills Lake after a float dug in.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

16-May

MURRAY, THOMAS (1394005) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP191 of No 628 Sqn, which overturned on landing at Redhills Lake after a float dug in.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

16-May

MORRIE, JOHN BERTRAM DAVIDSON (656087) age: Unknown RAF

Flt Sgt

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

16-May

DALY, HENRY (1681855) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X LP155 -K of No 12 OTU, which was probably lost in the sea during a Nickel operation to Brittany.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

JAMES, KENNETH THOMAS (1818259) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X LP155 -K of No 12 OTU, which was probably lost in the sea during a Nickel operation to Brittany.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

MOYLE, RICHARD HENRY (2219023) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X LP155 -K of No 12 OTU, which was probably lost in the sea during a Nickel operation to Brittany.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

WALTERS, NORMAN (1595388) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X LP155 -K of No 12 OTU, which was probably lost in the sea during a Nickel operation to Brittany.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

RUSHTON, NICHOLAS CLAYTON (R/178903) age: 41 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X LP155 -K of No 12 OTU, which was probably lost in the sea during a Nickel operation to Brittany.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

COLDWELL-HORSFALL, GEORGE DAVID (127257) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP155 of No 12 OTU, which was probably lost in the sea during a Nickel operation to Brittany.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-May

MALCHAIR, GILBERT ALBERT EUGENE(132969) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL457 of No 132 OTU, which crashed near Threestoneburn House, south of Wooler, Northumberland whilst on a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in The Maidenhead Register

16-May

CLOSON, ROGER HENRI LUCIEN (1424811) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL457 of No 132 OTU, which crashed near Threestoneburn House, south of Wooler, Northumberland whilst on a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in The Maidenhead Register

16-May

SMITH, JAMES (1388428) age: 26 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 142 RSU and was killed whilst flying Hurricane, LB726 of No 21 Ferry Control, which  crashed in a forced landing on a ferry flight at Ramgarh after it spun in on the approach.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery.

16-May

CZAPLICKI, Zbigniew(P.704863) age: 22 PAF

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DK857  of No 16 (P) SFTS, which spun into the ground out of cloud at Long Sutton during a training flight.  He is buried in Newark-on-Trent Cemetery

16-May

BARTLETT, RALPH WILLIAM (J/35539) age: 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF519 of No 26 OTU, which fell out of control and crashed near Llanrwst whilst descending through cloud during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

16-May

BIDWELL, DONALD DAVID GEORGE(J/35094) age: 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF519 of No 26 OTU, which fell out of control and crashed near Llanrwst whilst descending through cloud during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

16-May

TILTON, ARTHUR ANDREW (J/29095) age: 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF519 of No 26 OTU, which fell out of control and crashed near Llanrwst whilst descending through cloud during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

16-May

HARE, ROY WALTER (R/217303) age: 19 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF519 of No 26 OTU, which fell out of control and crashed near Llanrwst whilst descending through cloud during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

16-May

INGLESON, HARRY WILLIAM (R/207365) age: 19 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF519 of No 26 OTU, which fell out of control and crashed near Llanrwst whilst descending through cloud during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

16-May

SUTCLIFFE, DONALD (1623937) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF519 of No 26 OTU, which fell out of control and crashed near Llanrwst whilst descending through cloud during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Leeds (Hunslet New) Cemetery

16-May

WHITEHURST, DOUGLAS ARTHUR (421779) age: 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIB, FE718 of No 3 RFU, which crashed after hitting a tree at Hinganaon.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

16-May

WILDE, PHILLIP ANTHONY (1580604) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIB, FE718 of No 3 RFU, which crashed after hitting a tree at Hinganaon.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

16-May

STEPHENSON, ERIC THOMAS (637887) age: Unknown RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst serving with No 76 OTU but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

16-May

PULLAN, HAROLD (152542) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst serving with No 76 OTU but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

16-May

PETTIT, JOHN RICHARD (1809850) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst serving with No 76 OTU but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

16-May

HUNTER, WILLIAM JARDINE(1341579) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst serving with No 76 OTU but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

16-May

GOWER, WILLIAM (1262912) age: 32 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving at Bulawayo, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery

16-May

SZENES, HANNAH (Anna/Chana) (2992382) age: Unknown WAAF

ACW2

A Hungarian Jew she was recruited by the Special Operations Executive and was parachuted into Yugoslavia to help save Hungarian Jews being transported to Auschwitz.  However, she was arrested as she attempted to cross the border into Hungary and despite being tortured failed to reveal details of her mission and was executed.  She is buried in Jerusalem Mount Hertzel Cemetery

16-May

FINNIGAN, BRIAN BERNARD MELROSE(1803168) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Banbury.  He is buried in Middleton Stoney (All Saints) Churchyard

16-May

SMITH, WILLIAM JAMES (965814) age: 23 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Cleethorpes.  He is buried in Bower Old Churchyard

16-May

MORRICE, JOHN BERTRAM DAVIDSON (656087) age: Unknown RAF

Flt Sgt

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

17-May

SMITH, ERIC JAMES (1259089) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW308 'Z' of No 55 Sqn, which crashed on take off from San Severo at night.  He is buried in Sangro River War Cemetery.

17-May

TURNAGE, GEORGE ALBERT (134582) age: 27 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW308 'Z' of No 55 Sqn, which crashed on take off from San Severo at night.  He is buried in Sangro River War Cemetery.

17-May

HOLDER, JOHN MAURICE BEM(133752) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW308 'Z' of No 55 Sqn, which crashed on take off from San Severo at night.  He is buried in Sangro River War Cemetery.

17-May

GLEGHORN, ARTHUR (1107056) age: 32 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW308 'Z' of No 55 Sqn, which crashed on take off from San Severo at night.  He is buried in Sangro River War Cemetery.

17-May

BARRETT, RICHARD (391324) age: 24 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, FX993 of No 65 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 near Aalborg during a Ranger.  He is buried in Frederikshavn Cemetery

17-May

CARTER, VICTOR CHARLES (55210) age: 24 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LK736 of No 138 Sqn, which crash landed at Great Barford in Bedfordshire following an engine fire during a training sortie.  He is buried in Broughton (St Mary) Churchyard, Flintshire

17-May

WARD, JOHN DUNCAN (408177) age: 25 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 451 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Biguglia War Cemetery

17-May

KNIGHT, BERNARD ELLIS (126681) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI ML988 8K- of No 571 Sqn, which crashed near Oakington at Girton when the bomb doors opened at it prepared to land on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-May

BALDWIN, ALEXANDER JAMES (130729) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI ML988 8K- of No 571 Sqn, which crashed near Oakington at Girton when the bomb doors opened at it prepared to land on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery

17-May

GLEW, NORMAN (107955) age: 27 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire, xxxxx of No 1435 Sqn, which collided with a Hurricane during a mock dogfight over Brindisi.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery.

17-May

MORLEY, PERCY JOHN (1228133) age: 37 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst serving with No 2703 Sqn RAF Regiment, but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ipswich Cemetery

17-May

PYNE, REGINALD DFC() age: 45 RAF

A/Cdre

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, W9118 of No 10 Grp Comm Flt, which crashed near Dartmouth after colliding with a barrage balloon cable.  He was cremated at  Golders Green Crematorium

17-May

CASS, DOUGLAS ARTHUR (161396) age: 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, JN284 of No 10 OTU, which dived vertically into the ground after climbing steeply on take off for a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Wembley (Alperton) Burial Ground

17-May

ENGLAND, WILLIAM HENRY (R/177892) age: 20 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE956 of No 1661 HCU, which broke up in a spiral dive and crashed near Rothwell in Northamptonshire due to severe icing during a nigh navigation exercise.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

17-May

WOLOWIEC, JOSEPH MICHAEL (R/167285) age: 21 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE956 of No 1661 HCU, which broke up in a spiral dive and crashed near Rothwell in Northamptonshire due to severe icing during a nigh navigation exercise.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

17-May

MURRAY, FREDERIC GRAHAM (J/86896) age: Unknown RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE956 of No 1661 HCU, which broke up in a spiral dive and crashed near Rothwell in Northamptonshire due to severe icing during a nigh navigation exercise.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

17-May

HUPPE, ALLAN WILFRED (R/210041) age: 20 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE956 of No 1661 HCU, which broke up in a spiral dive and crashed near Rothwell in Northamptonshire due to severe icing during a nigh navigation exercise.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

17-May

COE, CYRIL RUPERT (1409939) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE956 of No 1661 HCU, which broke up in a spiral dive and crashed near Rothwell in Northamptonshire due to severe icing during a nigh navigation exercise.  He is buried in Dover (St James's) Cemetery

17-May

HOFFIE, WILLIAM (1822830) age: 29 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE956 of No 1661 HCU, which broke up in a spiral dive and crashed near Rothwell in Northamptonshire due to severe icing during a nigh navigation exercise.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Morningside) Cemetery

17-May

HEBBES, ARTHUR PERCY (1449642) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE956 of No 1661 HCU, which broke up in a spiral dive and crashed near Rothwell in Northamptonshire due to severe icing during a nigh navigation exercise.  He is buried in Faversham Borough Cemetery

17-May

BINGHAM, NORMAN (1684683) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE956 of No 1661 HCU, which broke up in a spiral dive and crashed near Rothwell in Northamptonshire due to severe icing during a nigh navigation exercise.  He is buried in Hull Western Cemetery

17-May

FOSTER, KENNETH (1593330) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE956 of No 1661 HCU, which broke up in a spiral dive and crashed near Rothwell in Northamptonshire due to severe icing during a nigh navigation exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

17-May

BOOTLAND, JOHN THOMAS (1110093) age: 32 RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor III, LZ647 of No 223 Grp, which spun into the ground shortly after taking off from Peshawar.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

17-May

MacKINNON, JOHN (1558215) age: 23 RAFVR

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor III, LZ647 of No 223 Grp, which spun into the ground shortly after taking off from Peshawar.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

17-May

MILNE, HAROLD GREGOR (400814) age: 22 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor III, LZ647 of No 223 Grp, which spun into the ground shortly after taking off from Peshawar.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

17-May

SMITH, DONALD WILLIAM (1837100) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MF314 of No 29 OTU, which emerged from cloud in a steep dive and crashed at Mendham in Suffolk during a navigation training flight.  He is buried in Berkeley Cemetery

17-May

MORAN, HUBERT (160760) age: 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MF314 of No 29 OTU, which emerged from cloud in a steep dive and crashed at Mendham in Suffolk during a navigation training flight.  He is buried in Blackburn (Pleasington) Cemetery

17-May

WHITE, JOHN JOSEPH (153233) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MF314 of No 29 OTU, which emerged from cloud in a steep dive and crashed at Mendham in Suffolk during a navigation training flight.  He is buried in Bootle Cemetery

17-May

WHITCHER, HERMANUS ABRANCE(328523V) age: 28 SAAF

2 Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MF314 of No 29 OTU, which emerged from cloud in a steep dive and crashed at Mendham in Suffolk during a navigation training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-May

LIDDLE, NORMAN (153931) age: 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MF314 of No 29 OTU, which emerged from cloud in a steep dive and crashed at Mendham in Suffolk during a navigation training flight.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery

17-May

MAYHEW, FREDERICK ETHELBERT WILLIAM (171740) age: 31 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MF314 of No 29 OTU, which emerged from cloud in a steep dive and crashed at Mendham in Suffolk during a navigation training flight.  He is buried in Hailsham Cemetery

17-May

LANCE, ADRIAN CHARLES EDWARD (149692) age: 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MF314 of No 29 OTU, which emerged from cloud in a steep dive and crashed at Mendham in Suffolk during a navigation training flight.  He is buried in High Wycombe Cemetery

17-May

LUXFORD, FREDERICK JESS(1893984) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MF314 of No 29 OTU, which emerged from cloud in a steep dive and crashed at Mendham in Suffolk during a navigation training flight.  He is buried in West Lavington (St Mary Magdalene) Churchyard

17-May

CLARK, JOHN WEMYSS (J/86974) age: 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder II, FB509 of No 3 ADU, which crashed near Catania following an engine fire.  He is buried in Agira Canadian War Cemetery, Sicily

17-May

MARSH, ALLAN HENRY (404644) age: 24 RNZAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder II, FB509 of No 3 ADU, which crashed near Catania following an engine fire.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

17-May

HARDIE, ROSS (902422) age: 27 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder II, FB509 of No 3 ADU, which crashed near Catania following an engine fire.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

17-May

TURNER, EDMUND (1561888) age: 21 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 38 PTC, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Sangro River War Cemetery

17-May

HILL, STANLEY GEORGE(433122) age: 19 RAAF

Sgt

He was serving at No 4 (C) OTU and died from injuries sustained when he was shot whilst unloading and cleaning the guns in the rear turret after an air firing exercise, his death being registered in.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

17-May

CLAYPOLE, JOHN (1783112) age: 21 RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 6 P & SU, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery

17-May

WILLIAMS, DOUGLAS HAIG (1149048) age: 26 RAFVR

AC1

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 Leicester (Gilroes) Cemetery

17-May

HOWORTH, GERALD STOTT (161967) age: 40 RAFVR

Plt Off

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

17-May

MARSHALL, LEONARD (1895815) age: 36 RAFVR

AC2

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

17-May

O'GORMAN, LAWRENCE PATRICK (1904537) age: 18 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 Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

17-May

SIGGINS, WILLIAM HENRY (350844) age: 43 RAF

LAC

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, however, he probably died in the RAF Hospital at Cosford as his death was registered in Wenlock.  He is buried in Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery.

17-May

CRAMPTON, DOROTHY LILIAN (2030737) age: 26 WAAF

LACW

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

18-May

CHAMBERS, KENNETH ERIC (147104) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIII, MM442 of No 108 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Catania during a searchlight co-operation exercise.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

18-May

WARD, DERRICK RHONDA (1338531) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIII, MM442 of No 108 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Catania during a searchlight co-operation exercise.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

18-May

DRINKWATER, THOMAS HENRY DESMOND (47841) age: Unknown RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, FZ164 of No 122 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Tours during a Ranger to the Tours-Nantes area.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery

18-May

ADAMEK, Mieczyslaw (P.2095) age: 25 PAF

Flt Lt

He was flying Spitfire IX, ML275  of No 317 Sqn, which was hit by flak over Fecamp.  He abandoned off Beachy Head but was dead when he was picked up.  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery

18-May

GOODWIN, WILLIAM GEOFFREY (953856) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JG201 AF-C of No 607 Sqn, which failed to return from an interception over the Imphal area.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

18-May

SMITH, DEREK SHIRLEY (1673879) age: 20 RAFVR

?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB200 ZU-A of No 1664 HCU, which came down out of control near Norton le Clay in North Yorkshire following an engine failure during a night cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery

18-May

WILSON, WALTER RONALD (918960) age: 26 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 26 AFBS, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

18-May

GANS-SCHILLER, MAX MEIR (769434) age: 19 RAF

AC2

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 42 SP, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Basra War Cemetery

18-May

RIVETT, PETER ERNEST (414084) age: 23 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EP511 of No 71 OTU, which collided with Spitfire, ES227 during a training flight.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery

18-May

LEE, ALBERT GEORGE(511713) age: 33 RAF

Sgt

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

18-May

CALDWELL, HILARY CHARLES (103013) age: 43 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst serving as the Assistant Air Attaché at Lisbon, whilst flying Percival Gull III, P5992 (ex G-AFVI), which crashed into high ground near Prat de Comte, Tarragona in Spain en-route from Madrid to Barcelona.  He is buried in Madrid British Cemetery.

18-May

HANNAFORD, GEORGE(1200622) age: 32 RAFVR

LAC

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

18-May

WENHAM, LESLIE WILLIAM BADEN (842086) age: 41 AuxAF

LAC

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

18-May

CULLING, EDWARD JOHN (3001839) age: 18 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Norwich.  He is buried in Loddon (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

18-May

WARNE, WILFRID CECIL (1883844) age: 31 RAFVR

AC2

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

18-May

DOUBLE, ROBERT LEONARD DFM (175954) age: 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was flying in Whitley, LA924 of No 81 OTU as a navigation instructor and fell to his death when the front escape hatch collapsed whilst he was walking across it without his parachute.  He is buried in Stowmarket Cemetery.

19-May

HART, GEORGE WILLIAM FREDERICK (1192149) age: 33 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 50 Sqn but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Skellingthorpe (St Lawrence) Churchyard

19-May

HODGKINSON, ROY (1403973) age: 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 61 Sqn but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Stoke-on-Trent (Longton) Cemetery

19-May

RUSSELL, CECIL DOUGLAS (1256717) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, FX940 of No 122 Sqn, which collided with FZ168 of the same unit, during a withdrawal support sortie.  He baled out but did not survive.  He is buried in Ashtead (St Giles) Churchyard

19-May

CARTER, GEOFFREY (1513436) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 144 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-May

DUNN, PETER WINGATE(41910) age: 24 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was serving with No 144 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-May

WHITTAKER, WALLACE VICTOR (147755) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, MA862 of No 253 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Pupnat in Yugoslavia.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery.

19-May

HOLLAND, ARTHUR ERNEST (1389437) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MM953 of No 266 Sqn, which crashed off the Isle of Wight after being hit by flak during an attack on a Noball (V-1) site at Cherbourg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-May

SMITH, ROBERT HARRY (J/12867) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MJ480 of No 403 Sqn, which he abandoned off Dieppe during a sweep but did not survive.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-May

FOWLOW, NORMAN RALPH (J/15095) age: 22 RCAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MK834 of No 411 Sqn, which he abandoned near Neufchatel after his bomb was hit by flak and exploded, but he did not survive.  He is buried in Longuenesse {St Omer} Souvenir Cemetery

19-May

WRIGHT, JAMES ALAN SKIRROW (417145) age: 23 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ442 'P' of No 489 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an attack on E-boats off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-May

CAMERON, WILLIAM HUGH IAIN (142554) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter X, LZ442 'P' or NE217 of No 489 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an attack on E-boats off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-May

WRIGHT, LAURIE AUBREY (151384) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter X, LZ442 'P' or NE217 of No 489 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an attack on E-boats off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-May

MACQUAKER, ROBERT (1579216) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter X, LZ442 'P' or NE217 of No 489 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an attack on E-boats off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-May

LOVEGROVE, WILLIAM CHARLES ALEXANDER (912404) age: 27 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 540 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Reading (Henley Road) Cemetery

19-May

MOUNTAIN, FREDERICK (119468) age: 29 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI,  LR370 'Y' of No 613 Sqn, which ditched in the Channel off Guernsey after a raid against a navigation beam station at Sortosville-en-Beaumont.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-May

MUIR, ROBERT MICHAEL (108812) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI,  LR370 'Y' of No 613 Sqn, which ditched in the Channel off Guernsey after a raid against a navigation beam station at Sortosville-en-Beaumont.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-May

FRANKS, ALBERT THOMAS (1388884) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, EF244 of No 620 Sqn, which collided with LJ880 of the same unit and crashed near Kempsford as it was attempting to drop its tow rope at the end of a large glider towing exercise.  He is buried in Abney Park Cemetery

19-May

HAYNES, ARTHUR BRUCE(418112) age: 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, EF244 of No 620 Sqn, which collided with LJ880 of the same unit and crashed near Kempsford as it was attempting to drop its tow rope at the end of a large glider towing exercise.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

19-May

COTTERELL, ROBERT MAX (1576675) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, EF244 of No 620 Sqn, which collided with LJ880 of the same unit and crashed near Kempsford as it was attempting to drop its tow rope at the end of a large glider towing exercise.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

19-May

POWELL, GWILYM (1457467) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, EF244 of No 620 Sqn, which collided with LJ880 of the same unit and crashed near Kempsford as it was attempting to drop its tow rope at the end of a large glider towing exercise.  He is buried in Coedpoeth Cemetery and Memorial Garden

19-May

TAYLOR, JAMES WALTER (1893532) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, EF244 of No 620 Sqn, which collided with LJ880 of the same unit and crashed near Kempsford as it was attempting to drop its tow rope at the end of a large glider towing exercise.  He is buried in KINGSDOWN (St Edmund) Churchyard

19-May

JONES, GARMON PETER (1535816) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, EF244 of No 620 Sqn, which collided with LJ880 of the same unit and crashed near Kempsford as it was attempting to drop its tow rope at the end of a large glider towing exercise.  He is buried in Llanferres (St Berres) Churchyard

19-May

JENKINS, LLEWELLYN QUINLAN (168804) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ880 of No 620 Sqn, which collided with EF244 of the same unit and crashed near Kempsford as it was attempting to drop its tow rope at the end of a large glider towing exercise.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

19-May

FRANCIS, RICHARD OWEN (41392) age: 30 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ880 of No 620 Sqn, which collided with EF244 of the same unit and crashed near Kempsford as it was attempting to drop its tow rope at the end of a large glider towing exercise.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

19-May

HILLS, KEITH ALEXANDER (J/12985) age: 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ880 of No 620 Sqn, which collided with EF244 of the same unit and crashed near Kempsford as it was attempting to drop its tow rope at the end of a large glider towing exercise.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

19-May

FLACK, NORMAN HARRY (1813568) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ880 of No 620 Sqn, which collided with EF244 of the same unit and crashed near Kempsford as it was attempting to drop its tow rope at the end of a large glider towing exercise.  He is buried in Chingford Mount Cemetery

19-May

HILL, ANTONY EDMUND (1388927) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ880 of No 620 Sqn, which collided with EF244 of the same unit and crashed near Kempsford as it was attempting to drop its tow rope at the end of a large glider towing exercise.  He is buried in New Southgate Cemetery

19-May

KENNEDY, RICHARD (1516664) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ880 of No 620 Sqn, which collided with EF244 of the same unit and crashed near Kempsford as it was attempting to drop its tow rope at the end of a large glider towing exercise.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St Nicholas) Cemetery

19-May

GILL, DONALD FREDERICK (645696) age: 23 RAF

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth, 4660 (ex EM785) of No 4 AS (Benoni), which crashed shortly after take-off.  He is buried in Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery

19-May

WILLIAMS, ALFRED JAMES (921209) age: 25 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in  of No 1581 Flt, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata

19-May

MERRILL, HARRY (129346) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Expeditor I, HB129 of No 32 OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

19-May

MACHELL, EDWARD BOUSFIELD (164428) age: 33 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Expeditor I, HB129 of No 32 OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

19-May

FRASER, ALEXANDER JOHN RAAF() age:  RAAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Expeditor I, HB129 of No 32 OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

19-May

HUTCHINGS, HAROLD EDWIN (J/37936) age: 23 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, JT846 of No 45 Grp, which came down in the sea off the Irish coast on a delivery flight.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery

19-May

WARES, Feliks Teofil(P.703726) age: 26 PAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, X4173 of No 61 OTU, which crashed on Prestatyn ranges after failing to pull out of dive.  He is buried in Hawarden Cemetery

19-May

McKINNON, JOHN RONALD (R/62951) age: 24 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ662 of No 82 OTU, which crashed near Child's Ercall whilst attempting an emergency landing following an engine failure on take-off from Peplow.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

19-May

AMBLER, LESLIE GEORGE(1059304) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, JT846 of Prestwick, which came down in the sea off the Irish coast on a delivery flight.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery.

19-May

LANGFORD, FRANK (1692889) age: 20 RAFVR

AC2

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

19-May

GWILLIM, LESLIE PERCY (1658280) age: 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in The Hospital, Stratford-on-Avon but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Swindon (Radnor Street) Cemetery.

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