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Casualties - 20 - 21 May 1944


20-May

BIBEAU, JOSEPH WILLIE YVON (R/135134) age: 21 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, LD388 of No 5 Sqn, which failed to return from a 'Rhubarb' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-May

THURSTON, EDWARD GRAY (J/4920) age: 26 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, ? of No 5 Sqn, which failed to return from a 'Rhubarb' sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-May

HEWETT, RONALD JAMES (109307) age: 35 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB653 MG-R of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by light flak in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

20-May

PORTEOUS, WILLIAM FORD WATSON (171282) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB653 MG-R of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by light flak in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

20-May

LAWRENCE, ALFRED GEORGE(1319292) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB653 MG-R of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by light flak in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

20-May

KOFOED, PETER JOSEPH JOHN (1640191) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB653 MG-R of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by light flak in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

20-May

TIMMINS, LEONARD (1896307) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB653 MG-R of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by light flak in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

20-May

DENNIS, JOHN MERVYN (41783) age: 30 RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was acting a Deputy Master Bomber and killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB653 MG-R of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by light flak in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

20-May

HUNT, REGINALD THOMAS (1319408) age: 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB653 MG-R of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by light flak in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-May

HUNT, ROBERT BELL (J/21890) age: 34 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND736 MG-G of No 7 Sqn, which exploded after being hit by light flak near Landrethum-le-Nord in the Pas-de-Calais during a raid on a radar station near Cap Gris-Nez.  He is buried in Calais Canadian War Cemetery, Leubringhen

20-May

LUND, EDMUND THORNLEY (158000) age: 29 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND736 MG-G of No 7 Sqn, which exploded after being hit by light flak near Landrethum-le-Nord in the Pas-de-Calais during a raid on a radar station near Cap Gris-Nez.  He is buried in Marquise Communal Cemetery

20-May

ROE, RONALD STUART (144200) age: 28 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND736 MG-G of No 7 Sqn, which exploded after being hit by light flak near Landrethum-le-Nord in the Pas-de-Calais during a raid on a radar station near Cap Gris-Nez.  He is buried in Marquise Communal Cemetery

20-May

SMART, ALAN FIELD GRANT (137311) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND736 MG-G of No 7 Sqn, which exploded after being hit by light flak near Landrethum-le-Nord in the Pas-de-Calais during a raid on a radar station near Cap Gris-Nez.  He is buried in Marquise Communal Cemetery

20-May

MacDONALD, WILLIAM HAMISH (417219) age: 21 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND736 MG-G of No 7 Sqn, which exploded after being hit by light flak near Landrethum-le-Nord in the Pas-de-Calais during a raid on a radar station near Cap Gris-Nez.  He is buried in Marquise Communal Cemetery

20-May

HEATH, ALAN DOUGLAS (994607) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND736 MG-G of No 7 Sqn, which exploded after being hit by light flak near Landrethum-le-Nord in the Pas-de-Calais during a raid on a radar station near Cap Gris-Nez.  He is buried in Marquise Communal Cemetery

20-May

LITTLE, ALLAN (972007) age: 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND736 MG-G of No 7 Sqn, which exploded after being hit by light flak near Landrethum-le-Nord in the Pas-de-Calais during a raid on a radar station near Cap Gris-Nez.  He is buried in Marquise Communal Cemetery

20-May

WEATHERALL, R L (J/18150) age: 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND845 MG-C of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery

20-May

WOOD, DEREK WILLIAM (963941) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND845 MG-C of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

20-May

BAKER, JOHN (120393) age: 28 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND845 MG-C of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

20-May

COLDWELL, PHILIP ROBERT (137578) age: 24 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND845 MG-C of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

20-May

BARRON, JAMES FRASER (401749) age: 23 RNZAF

Wg Cdr

He was acting as the Master Bomber and was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND845 MG-C of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

20-May

WALTERS, JACK WILLIAM (404106) age: 23 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND845 MG-C of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-May

PRICE, ALBERT (54651) age: 32 RAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND845 MG-C of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-May

LAMONBY, JOSEPH (947546) age: 29 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND845 MG-C of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-May

BARBER, ROBERT JOHN (J/86342) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND689 KM-O of No 44 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Amiens.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

20-May

FENWICK, THOMAS PHILIP (1431356) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND689 KM-O of No 44 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Amiens.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

20-May

GARNSEY, JOHN EDWIN (1139617) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND689 KM-O of No 44 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Amiens.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

20-May

SCOTT, DONALD JOHN (R/149654) age: 22 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND689 KM-O of No 44 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Amiens.  He is buried in St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens

20-May

INGRAM, STUART BIDDULPH (160179) age: 20 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND689 KM-O of No 44 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Amiens.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-May

DREVER, FREDERICK IRVING (1557840) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND989 VN- of No 50 Sqn, which crashed into a barn near Crowmarsh Gifford in Oxfordshire whilst attempting to land at Benson on its return from a raid to Tours.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Seafield) Cemetery

20-May

IRVING, JOHN ROBERT (174403) age: 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND989 VN- of No 50 Sqn, which crashed into a barn near Crowmarsh Gifford in Oxfordshire whilst attempting to land at Benson on its return from a raid to Tours.  He is buried in Hull Eastern Cemetery

20-May

JEWELL, FRANCIS DOUGLAS (1506251) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND989 VN- of No 50 Sqn, which crashed into a barn near Crowmarsh Gifford in Oxfordshire whilst attempting to land at Benson on its return from a raid to Tours.  He is buried in Rothwell Cemetery, Yorkshire

20-May

HAYWARD, JOHN VICTOR (139986) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK547 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

20-May

GILES, REGINALD FREDERICK ARTHUR (1317796) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK547 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

20-May

JONES, RHYS WEBB(410064) age: 25 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK547 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

20-May

MEHDEN, LEONARD EUGENE(423152) age: 24 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK547 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

20-May

ATKIN, SAMUEL STEPHEN (172115) age: 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK547 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

20-May

MATHER, KENNETH RICHARD (173890) age: 20 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK547 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

20-May

PLUMB, IVOR COLLINS (1804691) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK547 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

20-May

RAFFERTY, JOSEPH (955666) age: 34 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK547 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

20-May

MEADOWS, ALBERT EDWARDS (69435) age: 31 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 139 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Cheltenham Cemetery

20-May

BOOTH, JOHN HERBERT (174620) age: 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME775 AS-N of No 166 Sqn, which came down near Thooiry during a raid on railway targets at Orleans.  He is buried in Dreux Communal Cemetery

20-May

TERRY, JOHN (2220315) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME775 AS-N of No 166 Sqn, which came down near Thooiry during a raid on railway targets at Orleans.  He is buried in Thoiry Churchyard

20-May

HUSTWICK, MAURIE WADE(152520) age: 32 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ450 of No 236 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Chippenham in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Hook of Holland General Cemetery

20-May

CALINSKI-CAP, Stanislaw (P.2198) age: 22 PAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, FB179 PK-C of No 315 Sqn, which was shot down during Ramrod 898 whilst dive bombing the railway yards at Charleroi.  He is buried in Creil Communal Cemetery

20-May

SHEARING, EDWARD HENRY JOHN (1388915) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL641 JI-K of No 514 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Chippenham in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Bournemouth East Cemetery

20-May

BLUNDEN, ARTHUR THOMAS (1811667) age: 37 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL641 JI-K of No 514 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Chippenham in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

20-May

TAYTON, VICTOR HENRY (1168418) age: 35 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL641 JI-K of No 514 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Chippenham in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Coventry (London Road) Cemetery

20-May

MARSHALL, REGINALD (1544531) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL641 JI-K of No 514 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Chippenham in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Woodkirk (St Mary) Churchyard

20-May

MASSON, JOSEPH LLOYD CLINTON (J/92607) age: 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL641 JI-K of No 514 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Chippenham in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid on railway targets at Le Mans.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

20-May

RAIN, FRANCIS GEORGE(143136) age: 36 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW680 of No 113 Wing, which came down in the sea off Chccachacare in Trinidad during a delivery flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-May

VIGNOLLES, C FFAF() age: 

Adj

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG231 of No 1663 HCU, which was partially abandoned before it dived into the ground near Haverfordwest after a an engine caught fire which quickly spread to the wing during a night cross-country.  He is buried in

20-May

LEMOUSER, M FFAF() age: 

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG231 of No 1663 HCU, which was partially abandoned before it dived into the ground near Haverfordwest after a an engine caught fire which quickly spread to the wing during a night cross-country.  He is buried in

20-May

MARCHI, P FFAF() age: 

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG231 of No 1663 HCU, which was partially abandoned before it dived into the ground near Haverfordwest after a an engine caught fire which quickly spread to the wing during a night cross-country.  He is buried in

20-May

CHOURGNOZ, A L FFAF() age: 

S-Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DG231 of No 1663 HCU, which was partially abandoned before it dived into the ground near Haverfordwest after a an engine caught fire which quickly spread to the wing during a night cross-country.  He is buried in

20-May

PAWLIK, Jozef(P.780953) age: 23 PAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington l, LP381  of No 18 OTU, which crashed after hitting trees on Carlton Road in Worksop as it prepared to land on its return from Nickel sortie.  He is buried in Newark-on-Trent Cemetery

20-May

PAWLOWSKI, Piotr(P.705430) age: 29 PAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington l, LP381  of No 18 OTU, which crashed after hitting trees on Carlton Road in Worksop as it prepared to land on its return from Nickel sortie.  He is buried in Newark-on-Trent Cemetery

20-May

HARRISON, PERCY ALBERT (572249) age: 22 RAF

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, DE246 of No 29 EFTS, which collided with T6744 near Pewsey in Wiltshire.  He is buried in Northampton (Billing Road) Cemetery

20-May

KING, ALAN ERNEST (1587863) age: 19 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson II, 8457 of No 33 SFTS, which crashed and burst into flames.  He is buried in Brandon Cemetery, Manitoba

20-May

PETRUSZKA, Aleksander(P.0319) age: 27 PAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, HJ933  of No 60 OTU, which dived into the ground near Audlem in Cheshire after control was lost in cloud.  He is buried in Newark-on-Trent Cemetery

20-May

CREBER, WILLIAM SIDNEY (429179) age: 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK463 of No 83 OTU, which came down near Eps in the Pas-de-Calais during a Nickel sortie to Northern France.  He is buried in St Pol War Cemetery

20-May

KNAPP, ROGER SINGLETON (J/37758) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK463 of No 83 OTU, which came down near Eps in the Pas-de-Calais during a Nickel sortie to Northern France.  He is buried in St Pol War Cemetery

20-May

COSSINS, GEOFFREY DOUGLAS (1880733) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK463 of No 83 OTU, which came down near Eps in the Pas-de-Calais during a Nickel sortie to Northern France.  He is buried in St Pol War Cemetery

20-May

DINNAGE, HAROLD ERNEST (153261) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK463 of No 83 OTU, which came down near Eps in the Pas-de-Calais during a Nickel sortie to Northern France.  He is buried in St Pol War Cemetery

20-May

HEMINGWAY, WILLIAM ERIC (152478) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK463 of No 83 OTU, which came down near Eps in the Pas-de-Calais during a Nickel sortie to Northern France.  He is buried in St Pol War Cemetery

20-May

NORMAN, WILLIAM (153934) age: 32 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK463 of No 83 OTU, which came down near Eps in the Pas-de-Calais during a Nickel sortie to Northern France.  He is buried in St Pol War Cemetery

20-May

STEVENS, HAROLD JOHN WALTER (1388946) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK463 of No 83 OTU, which came down near Eps in the Pas-de-Calais during a Nickel sortie to Northern France.  He is buried in St Pol War Cemetery

20-May

KEMP, GEOFFREY ROUSE(1805230) age: 20 RAFVR

AC2

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Harvard I, N7196 of No 20 SFTS, which crashed at Wychwood East Farm, Bromley in Southern Rhodesia.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

20-May

ABBOTT, JAMES ALEXANDER (109590) age: 35 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving in the UK and died from an illness, his death being registered in Cambridge.  He is buried in Sampford Brett (St George) Churchyard.

20-May

DAVIS, WILLIAM JOHN ARTHUR (1421177) age: 41 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and was killed in a motorcycle when it crashed into a lorry being driven in a negligent manner by an US serviceman.  He is buried in Gloucester Old Cemetery

20-May

STEALEY, ARTHUR (1660188) age: 39 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and was killed in a motorcycle when it crashed into a lorry being driven in a negligent manner by an US serviceman.  He was cremated at Cheltenham Crematorium.

20-May

COULMAN, CYRIL JAMES (1264336) age: 37 RAFVR

Cpl

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

21-May

WARREN, WILLIAM THOMAS (1049075) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, FB158 of No 19 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s during a Ranger to Aalborg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

BIRD, ANTHONY GOLDING (119122) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, FX999 of No 19 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s during a Ranger to Aalborg.  He is buried in Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery

21-May

BAILEY, GEORGE EDWARD DFM(50567) age: 29 RAF

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 21 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Gravesend Cemetery

21-May

ROBERTS, JOHN VIVIAN CHARLES (182982) age: Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was serving with No 21 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Port Talbot (Goytre) Cemetery

21-May

HARRISON, GEORGE(1116256) age: 29 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ873 'S' of No 53 Sqn, which failed to return from a night anti-submarine patrol in the Bordeaux area, possibly being shot down during a U-boat attack.  He is buried in Bilbao British Cemetery

21-May

WATKINS, HERBERT WILLIAM (420313) age: 23 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ873 'S' of No 53 Sqn, which failed to return from a night anti-submarine patrol in the Bordeaux area, possibly being shot down during a U-boat attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

McTAGGART, WILLIAM (53450) age: 26 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ873 'S' of No 53 Sqn, which failed to return from a night anti-submarine patrol in the Bordeaux area, possibly being shot down during a U-boat attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

BOWMAN, GEOFFREY ALEXANDER (149526) age: 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ873 'S' of No 53 Sqn, which failed to return from a night anti-submarine patrol in the Bordeaux area, possibly being shot down during a U-boat attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

JOHNSON, ALAN FRANCIS (425311) age: 25 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ873 'S' of No 53 Sqn, which failed to return from a night anti-submarine patrol in the Bordeaux area, possibly being shot down during a U-boat attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

KERR, JOHN THOMAS (425024) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ873 'S' of No 53 Sqn, which failed to return from a night anti-submarine patrol in the Bordeaux area, possibly being shot down during a U-boat attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

MOORE, WALTER WILLIAM (423171) age: 25 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ873 'S' of No 53 Sqn, which failed to return from a night anti-submarine patrol in the Bordeaux area, possibly being shot down during a U-boat attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

RICHARDS, JACK KENNETH (8934) age: 25 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ873 'S' of No 53 Sqn, which failed to return from a night anti-submarine patrol in the Bordeaux area, possibly being shot down during a U-boat attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

CHRISTIE, ROBERT DOUGALL (1483509) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ873 'S' of No 53 Sqn, which failed to return from a night anti-submarine patrol in the Bordeaux area, possibly being shot down during a U-boat attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

ATHERTON, FREDERICK WILLIAM (528618) age: 29 RAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ873 'S' of No 53 Sqn, which failed to return from a night anti-submarine patrol in the Bordeaux area, possibly being shot down during a U-boat attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

STOREY, GILBERT LANGDON (151459) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AB185 of No 63 Sqn, which dived into houses near RAF Woodvale on a delivery flight from No 39 MU.  He is buried in Prestbury (St Peter) Churchyard

21-May

RODGERS, SAMUEL ALVIN (124543) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MK640 of No 66 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Normandy after being hit by flak over Bayeux.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

KNIGHT, HAROLD CROSBIE(80270) age: 27 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JR433 of No 137 Sqn, which came down near Zedelgem after being hit by flak near Roulers during a Ramrod.  He is buried in Maldegem Communal Cemetery

21-May

HAWKER, ARTHUR (135734) age: 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN312 of No 137 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off Ostend during a shipping recce.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

SOMERS, ARTHUR FRANK SANDEN (120609) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JG110 of No 145 Sqn, which was probably shot down by Fw 190s near Velletri.  He is buried in Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio

21-May

BELL, DAVID PATRICK MURRAY (115406) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN545 of No 263 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off Cap Frechal during a Roadstead.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

CURRIE, EDWARD ALBERT (1396178) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LB518 of No 289 Sqn, which crashed into a house in Carshalton whilst descending in cloud at night.  He is buried in/or was cremated at the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park

21-May

KUROWSKI, Jan Kazimierz (P.1213) age: 28 PAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, ML215  of No 308 Sqn, which exploded after being hit by flak near Abbeville during a massed Rhubarb.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension.

21-May

MEIER, AUGUSTIN  (788332) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MK116 'O' of No 310 Sqn, which ditched in English Channel during Ramrod 905 but he was never found.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

DEMAS, C () age: 

Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MK140 'Y' of No 340 Sqn, which came down near Bernay after being hit by flak.  He is buried in

21-May

TOMKINSON, ARTHUR (856024) age: 42 AuxAF

Sgt

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 5014 (Airfield Construction) Sqn but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained, his death being registered at Scotland?.  He is buried in Over Peover (St Lawrence) Churchyard

21-May

REA, GEORGE MALCOLM (159692) age: 38 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ528 of No 1655 MTU, which spun into the ground from cloud shortly after taking off from Warboys.  He is buried in Cheadle and Gatley Cemetery

21-May

HOLBROW, STANLEY CHARLES (39823) age: 28 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ528 of No 1655 MTU, which spun into the ground from cloud shortly after taking off from Warboys.  He is buried in Wick (St Mary) Churchyard

21-May

FLEMING, JACK BYRNE(425644) age: 22 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7811 of No 1662 HCU, which crashed near Alternum on Bodmin Moor following an engine failure which then burst into flames during a daylight cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

21-May

O'NEILL, JOSEPH PATRICK (R/164611) age: 25 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FP659 of No 5 (C) OTU, which crashed on take off from Turnberry following an engine failure.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery

21-May

HARRIS, WALTER HENRY (R/99699) age: 23 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FP659 of No 5 (C) OTU, which crashed on take off from Turnberry following an engine failure.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery

21-May

KIRSOPP, FRANK OWEN (1540346) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed/died whilst serving at Shallufa, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

21-May

TAYLOR, DAVID FRANK HAIGH (1439607) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed/died whilst serving at Shallufa, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

21-May

BAKER, CHARLES GORDON (1547786) age: 20 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Meriden.  He was cremated at  Stockport Crematorium

21-May

WILCOX, GEORGE JOHN (151803) age: 26 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FP659 of No 5 (C) OTU, which crashed on take off from Turnberry following an engine failure.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery.

21-May

GRAY, WILLIAM FERGUSON (152377) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FP659 of No 5 (C) OTU, which crashed on take off from Turnberry following an engine failure.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery.

21-May

PARK, STANLEY (45846) age: Unknown RAF

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FP659 of No 5 (C) OTU, which crashed on take off from Turnberry following an engine failure.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

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