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Casualties - 29 - 31 May 1944


29-May

PARKINSON, CHARLES JOHN (1800971) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk, ? of No 112 Sqn, which was lost near Frosinone.  He is buried in Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio

29-May

GRAY, RICHARD ERNEST (1332583) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD717 TW-M of No 141 Sqn, which exploded in the air over Clenchwarton, near Kings Lynn in Norfolk during a training flight.  He is buried in Edlesborough (St Mary) Churchyard

29-May

POTTER, ALBERT LOOS (1269614) age: 27 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD717 TW-M of No 141 Sqn, which exploded in the air over Clenchwarton, near Kings Lynn in Norfolk during a training flight.  He is buried in Tottenham Cemetery

29-May

DIMOND, JACK (1338733) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 178 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

29-May

HART, IAN JOHN GORE(128873) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle VI, V1817 of No 297 Sqn, which was lost on a supply dropping sortie to France.  He is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery

29-May

SMITH, STANLEY WILLIAM (J/35973) age: 27 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MJ939 of No 403 Sqn, which was struck by Spitfire, MJ942 of the same unit as they were landing.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

29-May

CUMMING, DOUGLAS ANDERSON (410312) age: 25 RAAF

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in either Kittyhawk IV, FT924 of No 450 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing near Aquino having suffered engine problems.  He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery

29-May

ALTOFT, ROBERT HENRY (425478) age: 22 RAAF

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in either Kittyhawk IV, FX546 or FX631 of No 450 Sqn, which collided with each other.  He is buried in Minturno War Cemetery

29-May

STEVENSON, FRANK (421094) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in either Kittyhawk IV, FX546 or FX631 of No 450 Sqn, which collided with each other.  He is buried in Minturno War Cemetery

29-May

CLARK, NEVILE ROY MASLEN (21614) age: 26 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XI, PA885 of No 542 Sqn, which crashed in Holland during a PR sortie to Dortmund and Bochum.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery

29-May

HOPKINSON, ERIC BLOOD (649237) age: 22 RAF

Sgt

He was flying in Mosquito XIII, MM503 of No 604 Sqn, which was shot down in error by a Beaufighter over Lyme Bay.  He managed to abandon the aircraft but did not survive.  He is buried in Nottingham Southern Cemetery

29-May

YOUNG, HENRY KENNETH (414148) age: 21 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, MA383 of No 615 Sqn, which crashed near Palel during a combat with Japanese fighters.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

29-May

MATKIN, PHILLIP KEITH (R/131915) age: 24 RCAF

Sgt

He was serving No 12 OTU, when he was run over and killed by a taxi in the Bayswater Road, London.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

29-May

HENDERSON, PAUL WOOD (J/23773) age: 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL240 of No 132 OTU, which crashed near Haddington shortly after take-off following an engine failure.  He is buried in Haddington (St Martin's) New Burial Ground.

29-May

PAYNE, ERIC A. (1582803) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL240 of No 132 OTU, which crashed near Haddington shortly after take-off following an engine failure.  He is buried in Carlton Cemetery.

29-May

FARLEY, THOMAS REUBEN (1897257) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9298 'O' of No 1657 HCU, which was shot down by an enemy intruder as it approached to land at Shepherds Grove.  He is buried in Aldershot Civil Cemetery

29-May

CARTER, JOE(1458092) age: 33 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9298 'O' of No 1657 HCU, which was shot down by an enemy intruder as it approached to land at Shepherds Grove.  He is buried in Brighouse Cemetery

29-May

GRAINGER, JOHN WALKER (2213920) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9298 'O' of No 1657 HCU, which was shot down by an enemy intruder as it approached to land at Shepherds Grove.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

29-May

WOOD, GRANVILLE(1549835) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9298 'O' of No 1657 HCU, which was shot down by an enemy intruder as it approached to land at Shepherds Grove.  He is buried in Colne Valley (Slaithwaite) Cemetery

29-May

STERRY, SIDNEY (1121985) age: 37 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9298 'O' of No 1657 HCU, which was shot down by an enemy intruder as it approached to land at Shepherds Grove.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery

29-May

NICHOLSON, NORMAN (1624728) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9298 'O' of No 1657 HCU, which was shot down by an enemy intruder as it approached to land at Shepherds Grove.  He is buried in Otley (Newall-with-Clifton and Lindley) Cemetery

29-May

YATES, WILLIAM ARTHUR CHURCHILL (149373) age: 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9298 'O' of No 1657 HCU, which was shot down by an enemy intruder as it approached to land at Shepherds Grove.  He is buried in Whitchurch (Pantmawr) Cemetery

29-May

KING, BERNARD (1605881) age: 20 RAFVR

AC2

He was probably killed whilst flying in Harvard I, N7110 of No 20 SFTS, which crashed in the Wedza District of Southern Rhodesia.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

29-May

WEIGHTMAN, GODFREY NEIL (1584229) age: 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson II, 8468 of No 33 SFTS, which crashed and burst into flames.  He is buried in Brandon Cemetery, Manitoba

29-May

McGUIGAN, WILLIAM HENRY (R/213862) age: 19 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE199 'J' of No 82 OTU, which was shot down by Allied AA fire near Gillingham in Dorset and crashed near Shaftesbury on its return from a Nickel sortie to Nantes.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

29-May

DAVEY, LEONARD FRANK (R/118243) age: 22 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE199 'J' of No 82 OTU, which was shot down by Allied AA fire near Gillingham in Dorset and crashed near Shaftesbury on its return from a Nickel sortie to Nantes.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

29-May

MACHUM, DONALD BLAIR (R/153082) age: 20 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE199 'J' of No 82 OTU, which was shot down by Allied AA fire near Gillingham in Dorset and crashed near Shaftesbury on its return from a Nickel sortie to Nantes.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

29-May

BLACKMORE, CHARLES ALLEN (J/36399) age: 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN443 'C' of No 82 OTU, which was shot down by Allied AA fire near Gillingham in Dorset and crashed near Hazelbury Bryan in Dorset on its return from a Nickel sortie to Nantes.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

29-May

McKIE, DONALD GALLOWAY WATT (J/26386) age: 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN443 'C' of No 82 OTU, which was shot down by Allied AA fire near Gillingham in Dorset and crashed near Hazelbury Bryan in Dorset on its return from a Nickel sortie to Nantes.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

29-May

SMITH, LEONARD JOSEPH (J/35016) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN443 'C' of No 82 OTU, which was shot down by Allied AA fire near Gillingham in Dorset and crashed near Hazelbury Bryan in Dorset on its return from a Nickel sortie to Nantes.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

29-May

GEDDES, WILLIAM HOWARD (J/39029) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN443 'C' of No 82 OTU, which was shot down by Allied AA fire near Gillingham in Dorset and crashed near Hazelbury Bryan in Dorset on its return from a Nickel sortie to Nantes.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

29-May

GORDON, BRUCE(R/152957) age: 21 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN443 'C' of No 82 OTU, which was shot down by Allied AA fire near Gillingham in Dorset and crashed near Hazelbury Bryan in Dorset on its return from a Nickel sortie to Nantes.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

29-May

SPINKS, ALBERT HOWARD (R/210945) age: 18 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN443 'C' of No 82 OTU, which was shot down by Allied AA fire near Gillingham in Dorset and crashed near Hazelbury Bryan in Dorset on its return from a Nickel sortie to Nantes.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

29-May

VANKERUM, JOSEPH THEODORE(1424899) age: Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Scotland?.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register

29-May

RICHARDSON, SAMUEL FRANK (2226108) age: 19 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Chippenham.  He is buried in Ashton-under-Lyne (Hurst) Cemetery

29-May

GOOD, WILLIAM GEORGE(753256) age: 24 RAFVR

LAC

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

29-May

BARRETT, GEORGE FREDERICK (1811657) age: 20 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK and was killed when he was hitching a lift on a lorry carrying 1,000lb bombs.  The bomb on which he was sitting moved and he was thrown off the back of the lorry and run over by a trailer being pulled by the lorry.  He was buried in/or cremated at Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium

29-May

WARBURTON, ARTHUR (1760195) age: 20 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 Wharton (Christ Church) Churchyard

30-May

HOGWOOD, ARTHUR RUSSELL (1337629) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IV, KZ323 of No 42 Sqn, which crashed in flames whilst returning from bombing Japanese positions on Morris Hill.  He is buried in Imphal War Cemetery

30-May

McMILLAN, GERARD FRANCIS (1371004) age: Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IV, LD290 'H' of No 42 Sqn, which crashed in flames after being hit by ground fire during its bombing run.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-May

HUGHES, ARTHUR JAMES (134310) age: 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MH455 of No 66 Sqn, which crashed near Shoreham whilst he was attempting to abandon it following radiator problems during a Ramrod against a radar site.  He is buried in Stoke (St  Michael) Churchyard

30-May

PEARSON, JOHN VINTON (1025083) age: 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, ML234 of No 127 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by flak off Dunkirk during a shipping recce.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-May

COWIE, JAMES MOORE(J/24510) age: 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP931 of No 175 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Hardelot.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-May

GRAHAM, EDWARD PATRICK (1528609) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JG565 or JG621 of No 273 Sqn, which collided with each other over Colombo.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

30-May

LYNN, RONALD (1451341) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JG565 or JG621 of No 273 Sqn, which collided with each other over Colombo.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

30-May

COLGATE, HAROLD GEORGE(1605311) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN741 TX-Ll of No 11 OTU, which crash landed at Chetwode Grange whilst attempting an emergency landing at Finmere having been unable to unfeather the starboard propeller during a single engine flying exercise.  He is buried in Borough (Powder Mill Lane) Cemetery, Twickenham

30-May

HARRISON, ARTHUR (855188) age: 40 RAF

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 226 Grp, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

30-May

CHEEK, RICHARD LESLIE WILLIAM DSO(131080) age: 27 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington, ? of No 57 RSU, which was lost on a flying accident.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

30-May

WILDER, DEREK FREDERICK GABLEY (745071) age: 24 RAFVR

Cpl

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington, ? of No 57 RSU, which was lost on a flying accident.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

30-May

BEALES, CHRISTOPHER DAY (49973) age: 25 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, ? of No 57 RSU, which was lost on a flying accident.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

30-May

ALDCROFT, WALTER (1083261) age: Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington, ? of No 57 RSU, which was lost on a flying accident.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

30-May

HOPKINS, ALBERT JOHN WILLIAM (927564) age: 24 RAFVR

Cpl

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington, ? of No 57 RSU, which was lost on a flying accident.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

30-May

McDOUGALL, JOHN PAUL (1795225) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito, HX984 of No 13 OTU, which crashed near Birkenhead.  He is buried in Worsley (St Mark) Churchyard.

30-May

WOLFF, VICTOR K. (1883531) age: 33 RAFVR

AC2

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

30-May

WILKINSON, CLIFFORD HENRY (346202) age: 42 RAF

WO

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Scunthorpe.  He is buried in Marton (St Paul) Church Burial Ground

30-May

WEEKS, ROLAND THOMAS VICTOR (1439531) age: 22 RAFVR

LAC

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

30-May

LAWRENCE, WILLIAM JOHN (958829) age: 26 RAFVR

LAC

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

31-May

PEGG, FRANK (54313) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, ? of No 20 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie along the Kaladan river.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

31-May

TAYLOR, KENNETH CHARLES MELVILLE(1339169) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, LD785 'Q' of No 60 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing whilst returning from a bombing sortie to the Kohima area.  He is buried in Kohima War Cemetery

31-May

DAVIS, GEORGE FREDERICK (1614505) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk,  of No 112 Sqn, near Cassino.  He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery

31-May

ROBSON, JAMES HENRY (1500138) age: 26 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD172 of No 148 Sqn, which was lost on this date.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

31-May

BRIGHT, WILLIAM WYCLIFF(1580574) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD172 of No 148 Sqn, which was lost on this date.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

31-May

CHEESMAN, RONALD CHARLES JAMES (1711582) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD172 of No 148 Sqn, which was lost on this date.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

31-May

HALL, GEORGE HENRY (1876613) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD172 of No 148 Sqn, which was lost on this date.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

31-May

HANCOX, GEORGE FRANCIS (614463) age: 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD172 of No 148 Sqn, which was lost on this date.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

31-May

MAKEPEACE, THOMAS JOHNSON (R/157083) age: 21 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD172 of No 148 Sqn, which was lost on this date.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

31-May

McWILLIAMS, JOHN STEWART (R/160448) age: 31 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD172 of No 148 Sqn, which was lost on this date.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

31-May

PRESLAND, GERALD CLIVE (178862) age: 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA410 of No 244 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol after reporting an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

31-May

FAIRWEATHER, PETER FRANCIS (1321426) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA410 of No 244 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol after reporting an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

31-May

LEACH, WILLIAM HENRY VALENTINE (1431947) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA410 of No 244 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol after reporting an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

31-May

LEWIS, ARTHUR WILLIAM (1317557) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA410 of No 244 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol after reporting an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

31-May

REYNOLDS, ERIC HENWOOD (1391975) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA410 of No 244 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol after reporting an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

31-May

KANE, VINCENT GREGORY (36087) age: 23 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA410 of No 244 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol after reporting an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

31-May

MALLICK, THOMAS HENRY ANTHONY (412989) age: 24 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk IV, FX545 of No 450 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation after being hit by flak.  He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery

31-May

DRIVER, DONALD ARTHUR (160678) age: 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK157 of No 12 OTU, which crashed near Banbury after the wing folded up whilst evasive action was being taken during a cine camera gun exercise.  He is buried in Banbury Cemetery

31-May

BLAKEMAN, ERNEST WALTER (1837046) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK157 of No 12 OTU, which crashed near Banbury after the wing folded up whilst evasive action was being taken during a cine camera gun exercise.  He is buried in Banbury Cemetery

31-May

NIXON, JOSEPH HENRY (1898832) age: 30 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK157 of No 12 OTU, which crashed near Banbury after the wing folded up whilst evasive action was being taken during a cine camera gun exercise.  He is buried in Clough Presbyterian Churchyard

31-May

PACK, FREDERICK JOHN (1631760) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK157 of No 12 OTU, which crashed near Banbury after the wing folded up whilst evasive action was being taken during a cine camera gun exercise.  He is buried in Fareham (Titchfield) New Cemetery

31-May

COTTERELL, ERIC (1430072) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK157 of No 12 OTU, which crashed near Banbury after the wing folded up whilst evasive action was being taken during a cine camera gun exercise.  He is buried in Hounslow Cemetery

31-May

OLIVER, JOHN ALEXANDER (1822471) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK157 of No 12 OTU, which crashed near Banbury after the wing folded up whilst evasive action was being taken during a cine camera gun exercise.  He is buried in Huntly Cemetery

31-May

McGREGOR, JAMES HARVEY (978853) age: 29 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK157 of No 12 OTU, which crashed near Banbury after the wing folded up whilst evasive action was being taken during a cine camera gun exercise.  He is buried in Wick Cemetery

31-May

BATES, FRED (1622071) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK517 of No 1654 HCU, which broke up near Aycliffe in County Durham whilst flying in cloud during a cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Blackpool (Carleton) Cemetery

31-May

CURTIS, DONALD WILFRED (1259055) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK517 of No 1654 HCU, which broke up near Aycliffe in County Durham whilst flying in cloud during a cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Ebbw Vale (Cwm) Cemetery

31-May

LAWTON, WALTER JOSEPH (2209661) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK517 of No 1654 HCU, which broke up near Aycliffe in County Durham whilst flying in cloud during a cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery

31-May

PARR, THOMAS (2212825) age: 27 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK517 of No 1654 HCU, which broke up near Aycliffe in County Durham whilst flying in cloud during a cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery

31-May

WILSON, STANLEY RAYMOND (173801) age: 27 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK517 of No 1654 HCU, which broke up near Aycliffe in County Durham whilst flying in cloud during a cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Byker and Heaton) Cemetery

31-May

CRAWFORD, NATHANIEL HUGH (1545675) age: 30 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK517 of No 1654 HCU, which broke up near Aycliffe in County Durham whilst flying in cloud during a cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Raloo Church of Ireland Churchyard

31-May

BROOKS, JOHN MCCALLUM (151987) age: 36 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK517 of No 1654 HCU, which broke up near Aycliffe in County Durham whilst flying in cloud during a cross-country exercise.  He was cremated at  Manchester Crematorium

31-May

PUTWAIN, FREDERICK CHARLES (1800158) age: 26 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN978 of No 76 OTU, which crashed on take off from Aqir.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

31-May

DUKE, WILLIAM ERNEST (1266983) age: 23 RAFVR

WO

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN978 of No 76 OTU, which crashed on take off from Aqir.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

31-May

GALLETLY, PETER (1111503) age: 22 RAFVR

WO

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN978 of No 76 OTU, which crashed on take off from Aqir.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

31-May

GLASSWELL, RICHARD BADEN (1433212) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN978 of No 76 OTU, which crashed on take off from Aqir.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

31-May

SINCLAIR, GEORGE(1550896) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN978 of No 76 OTU, which crashed on take off from Aqir.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

31-May

BASHAM, WILLIAM THOMAS (970786) age: 37 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 9 SoTT, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

31-May

JUDGE, HUGH (1389574) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

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

31-May

GREENOP, DEREK WILLIAM DUDLEY (1800303) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

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

31-May

WILLIS, VINCENT (1078896) age: Unknown RAFVR

AC1

The unit in which he had been serving is currently unknown but he died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Aceh.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

31-May

SCALES, CAMERON HARDY (126852) age: 28 RAFVR

Fg Off

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

31-May

HODGKINS, ALBERT (1241708) age: 36 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Birmingham.  He was cremated at  Birmingham (Perry Bar) Crematorium

31-May

CLARIDGE, ALBERT EDWARD (130753) age: 37 RAFVR

Fg Off

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

31-May

MARSHALL, ROBERT BATES ALEXANDER (1821279) age: 19 RAFVR

AC1

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

31-May

GOURLEY, JOHN ALEXANDER (1508880) age: 41 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving at RAF Tain and died in the Station Sick Quarters as the result of a fractured skull received the previous day.  He is buried in Grantham Cemetery.

31-May

FRANKLIN, RALPH (1461554) age: 22 RAFVR

LAC

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

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