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Casualties - 10 - 12 August 1944


10-Aug

SHUTE, HARRY JOHN (142074) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang II, FR910 of No 2 Sqn, which was lost on a tactical recce sortie to Falaise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-Aug

BELL, BRIAN (1813062) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP465 'S' of No 37 Sqn, which crashed at Cotroceni during a raid on the Romana Americana Oil Refinery at Ploesti.  He is buried in Bucharest War Cemetery.

10-Aug

WILSON, JOHN STEWART (1564420) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP465 'S' of No 37 Sqn, which crashed at Cotroceni during a raid on the Romana Americana Oil Refinery at Ploesti.  He is buried in Bucharest War Cemetery.

10-Aug

DOUBLE, WILLIAM EDWIN (1800566) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP465 'S' of No 37 Sqn, which crashed at Cotroceni during a raid on the Romana Americana Oil Refinery at Ploesti.  He is buried in Bucharest War Cemetery.

10-Aug

CURRIN, ALBERT JAMES (1673413) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP465 'S' of No 37 Sqn, which crashed at Cotroceni during a raid on the Romana Americana Oil Refinery at Ploesti.  He is buried in Bucharest War Cemetery.

10-Aug

CUSHING, JACK ERNEST (1601593) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP465 'S' of No 37 Sqn, which crashed at Cotroceni during a raid on the Romana Americana Oil Refinery at Ploesti.  He is buried in Bucharest War Cemetery.

10-Aug

MORRISON, WILLIAM HENRY (1384400) age: 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 49 Sqn but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Sleaford.  He is buried in Harrow Cemetery

10-Aug

BEST, DEREK WILFRED (175398) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM435 VN-E of No 50 Sqn, which came down near Thure during a raid against storage facilities in the Foret de Chantellerault.  He is buried in Thure Communal Cemetery

10-Aug

KING, WILLIAM JOSEPH (1316912) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM435 VN-E of No 50 Sqn, which came down near Thure during a raid against storage facilities in the Foret de Chantellerault.  He is buried in Thure Communal Cemetery

10-Aug

MORFEY, AINSLIE HENRY (541709) age: 25 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM435 VN-E of No 50 Sqn, which came down near Thure during a raid against storage facilities in the Foret de Chantellerault.  He is buried in Thure Communal Cemetery

10-Aug

CHAPMAN, ARTHUR STANLEY (1434611) age: 26 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM435 VN-E of No 50 Sqn, which came down near Thure during a raid against storage facilities in the Foret de Chantellerault.  He is buried in Thure Communal Cemetery

10-Aug

DAVEY, ALBERT ARTHUR (3025201) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM435 VN-E of No 50 Sqn, which came down near Thure during a raid against storage facilities in the Foret de Chantellerault.  He is buried in Thure Communal Cemetery

10-Aug

MUIR, DAVID VALLANCE (1670588) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM435 VN-E of No 50 Sqn, which came down near Thure during a raid against storage facilities in the Foret de Chantellerault.  He is buried in Thure Communal Cemetery

10-Aug

SLATTER, WILLIAM FREDERICK (1806234) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM435 VN-E of No 50 Sqn, which came down near Thure during a raid against storage facilities in the Foret de Chantellerault.  He is buried in Thure Communal Cemetery

10-Aug

JONES, WILLIAM MAURICE (2209755) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN663 of No 70 Sqn, which crashed in the Bucharest area during a raid on Ploesti.  He is buried in Bucharest War Cemetery

10-Aug

GLEASON, ARTHUR (1147969) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN963 'O' of No 70 Sqn, which crashed at Caciulati during a raid on the Romana Americana Oil Refinery at Ploesti.  He is buried in Bucharest War Cemetery.

10-Aug

ROGERS, HENRY JOHN ALFRED (1579363) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN963 'O' of No 70 Sqn, which crashed at Caciulati during a raid on the Romana Americana Oil Refinery at Ploesti.  He is buried in Bucharest War Cemetery.

10-Aug

BUTLER, WILLIAM (1623047) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN963 'O' of No 70 Sqn, which crashed at Caciulati during a raid on the Romana Americana Oil Refinery at Ploesti.  He is buried in Bucharest War Cemetery.

10-Aug

ROSS, ALLAN STANLEY REGINALD (421051) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN963 'O' of No 70 Sqn, which crashed at Caciulati during a raid on the Romana Americana Oil Refinery at Ploesti.  He is buried in Bucharest War Cemetery.

10-Aug

WATTS, MICHAEL JOHN (1586107) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN857 'Z' of No 142 Sqn, which crashed at Orac during a raid on the Romana Americana Oil Refinery at Ploesti.  He is buried in Bucharest War Cemetery.

10-Aug

WATTS, JACK (1440822) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN857 'Z' of No 142 Sqn, which crashed at Orac during a raid on the Romana Americana Oil Refinery at Ploesti.  He is buried in Bucharest War Cemetery.

10-Aug

CHAMBERS, WILLIAM FREDERICK (1583166) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN857 'Z' of No 142 Sqn, which crashed at Orac during a raid on the Romana Americana Oil Refinery at Ploesti.  He is buried in Bucharest War Cemetery.

10-Aug

MARSH, REGINALD THOMAS WHITE (R/168243) age: 23 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN857 'Z' of No 142 Sqn, which crashed at Orac during a raid on the Romana Americana Oil Refinery at Ploesti.  He is buried in Bucharest War Cemetery.

10-Aug

BULLARD, WILLIAM FREDERICK (1890216) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN857 'Z' of No 142 Sqn, which crashed at Orac during a raid on the Romana Americana Oil Refinery at Ploesti.  He is buried in Bucharest War Cemetery.

10-Aug

POND, GERALD RANDOLPH (J/89871) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP189 'H' of No 142 Sqn, which crashed in northern Bulgaria during a raid on the Romana Americana Oil Refinery at Ploesti.  He is buried in Sofia War Cemetery.

10-Aug

SHEPHERD, PETER AUGUST (1393385) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP189 'H' of No 142 Sqn, which crashed in northern Bulgaria during a raid on the Romana Americana Oil Refinery at Ploesti.  He is buried in Sofia War Cemetery.

10-Aug

GRISDALE, WILLIAM (1022033) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP189 'H' of No 142 Sqn, which crashed in northern Bulgaria during a raid on the Romana Americana Oil Refinery at Ploesti.  He is buried in Sofia War Cemetery.

10-Aug

THURLOW, ROBERT (426784) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP189 'H' of No 142 Sqn, which crashed in northern Bulgaria during a raid on the Romana Americana Oil Refinery at Ploesti.  He is buried in Sofia War Cemetery.

10-Aug

HILL, CHARLES GIFFORD (418123) age: 20 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP189 'H' of No 142 Sqn, which crashed in northern Bulgaria during a raid on the Romana Americana Oil Refinery at Ploesti.  He is buried in Sofia War Cemetery.

10-Aug

CUMBERLAND, GEFFREY STEPHEN (1623541) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Thunderbolt I, HD111 of No 146 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Yelahanka after control was lost.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

10-Aug

HUDSON, ARTHUR HENRY (1163960) age: 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP507 'X' of No 150 Sqn, which crashed at Dodrotesti after exploding in mid air, possibly as the result of a night fighter attack, during a raid on the Romana Americana Oil Refinery at Ploesti.  He is buried in Bucharest War Cemetery.

10-Aug

BERRY, ERIC GORDON (1801690) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP507 'X' of No 150 Sqn, which crashed at Dodrotesti after exploding in mid air, possibly as the result of a night fighter attack, during a raid on the Romana Americana Oil Refinery at Ploesti.  He is buried in Bucharest War Cemetery.

10-Aug

JONES, NORMAN CHARLES (162026) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP507 'X' of No 150 Sqn, which crashed at Dodrotesti after exploding in mid air, possibly as the result of a night fighter attack, during a raid on the Romana Americana Oil Refinery at Ploesti.  He is buried in Bucharest War Cemetery.

10-Aug

O'DONNELL, WILFRED (1581132) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP507 'X' of No 150 Sqn, which crashed at Dodrotesti after exploding in mid air, possibly as the result of a night fighter attack, during a raid on the Romana Americana Oil Refinery at Ploesti.  He is buried in Bucharest War Cemetery.

10-Aug

TAYLOR, ERIC WILLIAM JOHN (1394956) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP541 'Y' of No 174 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter near Sassy.  He is buried in St Desir War Cemetery

10-Aug

McCARTNEY, J (186865) age: 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN887  'O' of No 193 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Argentan.  He is buried in Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery

10-Aug

BRIGGS, R() age:  SAAF

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, JK660 of No 249 Sqn, which was shot down near Rudnik by flak.  He is buried in

10-Aug

ANDREWS, OLIVER BARRIE (124907) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, MA332 of No 249 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Pec during an attack on enemy MT.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

10-Aug

BROCK, HAROLD ERIC (408396) age: 21 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X,  NE340 of No 455 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a convoy.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

10-Aug

JONES, WILLIAM THOMAS (413618) age: 28 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X,  NE340 of No 455 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a convoy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-Aug

CURZON, RAYMOND (152322) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, KW277 of No 455 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a convoy.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

10-Aug

KEMPSON, LEO ALBERT (409476) age: 22 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, KW277 of No 455 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a convoy.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

10-Aug

BATCHELOR, GEOFFREY EDWIN (185232) age: Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NT959 of No 455 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a convoy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-Aug

MORRIS, HAROLD RICHARD (179196) age: 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NT959 of No 455 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a convoy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-Aug

WOODCOCK, WILLIAM ROBERTSON (141844) age: 29 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NT956 of No 489 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a convoy.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

10-Aug

McCORMACK, DAVID WILLIAM DFC and Bar(400232) age: 26 RAAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, LV742 of No 615 Sqn, which was lost when he flew into a monsoon storm en route to Baigachi.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata

10-Aug

BOND, WILFRED SIDNEY (J/17190) age: 27 RCAF

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Spitfire VIII, MD276 or MD378 of No 615 Sqn, which was lost when he flew into a monsoon storm en route to Baigachi.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

10-Aug

PAIN, MALCOLM TURNER WELLESLEY (420253) age: 21 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, MD292 of No 615 Sqn, which was lost when he flew into a monsoon storm en route to Baigachi.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

10-Aug

CHAPPELL, ALAN LANCASTER (413737) age: 23 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, MD373 of No 615 Sqn, which was lost when he flew into a monsoon storm en route to Baigachi.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

10-Aug

HALL, LAWRENCE AMBROSE (161613) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME866 PG-W of No 619 Sqn, which came down near Thure during a raid against storage facilities in the Foret de Chantellerault.  He is buried in Thure Communal Cemetery

10-Aug

POPE, ALBERT WILLIAM (1399489) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME866 PG-W of No 619 Sqn, which came down near Thure during a raid against storage facilities in the Foret de Chantellerault.  He is buried in Thure Communal Cemetery

10-Aug

SMELLIE, ROBERT (1670782) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME866 PG-W of No 619 Sqn, which came down near Thure during a raid against storage facilities in the Foret de Chantellerault.  He is buried in Thure Communal Cemetery

10-Aug

CHRISTY, ELMO FOSTER (J/89086) age: 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME866 PG-W of No 619 Sqn, which came down near Thure during a raid against storage facilities in the Foret de Chantellerault.  He is buried in Thure Communal Cemetery

10-Aug

COLLEY, EDWARD LESLIE (1103799) age: 30 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME866 PG-W of No 619 Sqn, which came down near Thure during a raid against storage facilities in the Foret de Chantellerault.  He is buried in Thure Communal Cemetery

10-Aug

TAYLOR, ARCHIBALD WILLIAM (1868950) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME866 PG-W of No 619 Sqn, which came down near Thure during a raid against storage facilities in the Foret de Chantellerault.  He is buried in Thure Communal Cemetery

10-Aug

BLAKELEY, ANTHONY (1174707) age: Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 648 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata

10-Aug

HENDON, OLIVER JAMES (1634596) age: 38 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst serving with No 2889 Sqn RAF Regiment, but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained, however his death was registered at Folkestone.  He is buried in Rhondda (Treorchy) Cemetery

10-Aug

McCAUGHEY, THOMAS (1347563) age: Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He possibly died from injuries sustained whilst serving with No 2933 Sqn RAF Regiment at Tortorella when a P38 crashed into 2933's tented area as it took off on a test flight.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

10-Aug

JONES, GLYNDWR (1470834) age: 22 RAFVR

AC1

He possibly died from injuries sustained whilst serving with No 2933 Sqn RAF Regiment at Tortorella when a P38 crashed into 2933's tented area as it took off on a test flight.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

10-Aug

COLES, SYDNEY CHARLES (1420932) age: Unknown RAFVR

Cpl

He possibly died from injuries sustained whilst serving with No 2933 Sqn RAF Regiment at Tortorella when a P38 crashed into 2933's tented area as it took off on a test flight.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

10-Aug

PARKINSON, ROBERT (1509159) age: 23 RAFVR

Cpl

He possibly died from injuries sustained whilst serving with No 2933 Sqn RAF Regiment at Tortorella when a P38 crashed into 2933's tented area as it took off on a test flight.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

10-Aug

ASPEY, JOHN (1100992) age: 30 RAFVR

LAC

He possibly died from injuries sustained whilst serving with No 2933 Sqn RAF Regiment at Tortorella when a P38 crashed into 2933's tented area as it took off on a test flight.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

10-Aug

BEASLEY, DENNIS HAROLD (1430360) age: 21 RAFVR

LAC

He possibly died from injuries sustained whilst serving with No 2933 Sqn RAF Regiment at Tortorella when a P38 crashed into 2933's tented area as it took off on a test flight.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

10-Aug

DURHAM, ANTHONY STUART (1408978) age: 22 RAFVR

LAC

He possibly died from injuries sustained whilst serving with No 2933 Sqn RAF Regiment at Tortorella when a P38 crashed into 2933's tented area as it took off on a test flight.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

10-Aug

HICKEY, RICHARD (1435263) age: 22 RAFVR

LAC

He possibly died from injuries sustained whilst serving with No 2933 Sqn RAF Regiment at Tortorella when a P38 crashed into 2933's tented area as it took off on a test flight.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

10-Aug

PERROTT, ALBERT (1544564) age: 30 RAFVR

LAC

He possibly died from injuries sustained whilst serving with No 2933 Sqn RAF Regiment at Tortorella when a P38 crashed into 2933's tented area as it took off on a test flight.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

10-Aug

RICHARDS, HOWELL (1249740) age: 23 RAFVR

LAC

He possibly died from injuries sustained whilst serving with No 2933 Sqn RAF Regiment at Tortorella when a P38 crashed into 2933's tented area as it took off on a test flight.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

10-Aug

THOMPSON, JAMES EDWARD (1429820) age: 21 RAFVR

LAC

He possibly died from injuries sustained whilst serving with No 2933 Sqn RAF Regiment at Tortorella when a P38 crashed into 2933's tented area as it took off on a test flight.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

10-Aug

EDMONDS, DONALD LLEWELLYN (1416740) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA246 of No 12 (P) AFU, which flew into high ground on Bleasdale Moor in Lancashire.  He is buried in Cardiff Western Cemetery

10-Aug

STONES, JAMES CARTMELL (591474) age: 22 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA246 of No 12 (P) AFU, which flew into high ground on Bleasdale Moor in Lancashire.  He is buried in Mellor (St Mary) Churchyard

10-Aug

PATERSON, RONALD MCGREGOR (417930) age: 28 RAAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, EM906 of No 15 EFTS, in which he was acting as navigator when the aircraft crashed near Annan during a refresher flying exercise.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

10-Aug

HODGSON, HARRY (997473) age: 30 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 252 ASRU, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Florence War Cemetery

10-Aug

TAUNTON, TREVOR LEONARD (1603394) age: 21 RAFVR

LAC

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

10-Aug

PEART, FRANK (1123769) age: 23 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in NW Europe but his unit and exact cause of his death has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery

10-Aug

HOLDRIDGE, ERIC (1089015) age: 23 RAFVR

LAC

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

10-Aug

FIELD, ARTHUR (1479062) age: 21 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Cockermouth (Arthur W).  He is buried in Harrington (St Mary) Churchyard Extension

10-Aug

MINETT, PHILLIP LANCELOT (612929) age: 28 RAF

Cpl

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

10-Aug

VICKERS, ERIC (1674905) age: 37 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Warwick.  He is buried in Southport (Birkdale) Roman Catholic Cemetery

10-Aug

BRINDLE, NATHANIEL (968898) age: 35 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Weston super Mare 4 Qtr.  He is buried in Orrell (St Luke) Churchyard

10-Aug

SKIMINS, THOMAS (1573468) age: 21 RAFVR

AC1

He was probably serving at RAF Lindholme when he was drowned whilst trying to swim, with two other airmen, across Lindholme Lake near Hatfield.  He is buried in Glasgow (Lambhill) Cemetery, Glasgow.

10-Aug

JAMIESON, JEAN (2149487) age: 19 WAAF

ACW1

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

11-Aug

OWENS, GORDON COUNT (151397) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB716 PH-X of No 12 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting to land at Aston Down on its return from a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Aberbeeg (Christ Church) Churchyard

11-Aug

WISTOW, GEORGE LEONARD (J/26320) age: 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB716 PH-X of No 12 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting to land at Aston Down on its return from a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

11-Aug

DELANEY, LINCOLN WILLIAM (1875601) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB716 PH-X of No 12 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting to land at Aston Down on its return from a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

11-Aug

JOHNSON, WILLIAM FREDERICK (1595015) age: 30 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB716 PH-X of No 12 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting to land at Aston Down on its return from a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Leeds (Armley) Cemetery

11-Aug

REED, ERNEST JOHN WATTS (1165112) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB716 PH-X of No 12 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting to land at Aston Down on its return from a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Loughborough (Leicester Road) Cemetery

11-Aug

BOWLES, HAROLD SIDNEY (176185) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, MF145 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

11-Aug

BROWN, GEOFFREY ALAN (176187) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, MF145 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

11-Aug

GRIMWOOD, ALBERT FREDERICK (1391884) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, MF145 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

11-Aug

JONES, RICHARD HERBERT CHIDLAW (1390429) age: 29 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, MF145 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

11-Aug

STOTT, GEORGE WILLIAM (1562722) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, MF145 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

11-Aug

ALDERSON, ROBERT SIDNEY (1623464) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, MF145 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the Aegean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

11-Aug

BRAWN, HENRY (1601100) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW588 MH-O of No 51 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Somain.  He is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery

11-Aug

HUNT, CLIFFORD OLIVER VICTOR (1586187) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW588 MH-O of No 51 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Somain.  He is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery

11-Aug

ROYAL, ERNEST WILLIAM (1531800) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW588 MH-O of No 51 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Somain.  He is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery

11-Aug

CUMBOR, THOMAS SHAFTSBURY (1591862) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW588 MH-O of No 51 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Somain.  He is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery

11-Aug

LEAME, ALBERT HENRY (1295928) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW588 MH-O of No 51 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Somain.  He is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery

11-Aug

OSMAN, ERIC AHMED (1602493) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW588 MH-O of No 51 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Somain.  He is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery

11-Aug

GARRETT, ROBERT ANTHONY (1031817) age: Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW588 MH-O of No 51 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Somain.  He is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery

11-Aug

CHAPPELL, STANLEY (133801) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, FB335 of No 213 Sqn, which was abandoned near Krusevac in Yugoslavia after being damaged by flak, but he did not survive.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

11-Aug

GRANT, WILLIAM DANIEL (134118) age: 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Camelford of No 236 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Davidstow Moor during an air test.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

11-Aug

COLLINS, JOHN RUSSELL (124617) age: 31 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN933 of No 245 Sqn, which he abandoned near Bourguebus after being hit by flak but his parachute failed to open.  He is buried in Ranville War Cemetery

11-Aug

DE THEUX DE MEYLANDT ET MONTJARDIN, PIERRMARIRAOUL GHISLAIN (132968) age: 37 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NT943 'U' of No 254 Sqn, which ditched in the Channel whilst taking part in a shipping sweep.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Aug

MERTENS, ROBERT EMIL(1399804) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NT943 'U' of No 254 Sqn, which ditched in the Channel whilst taking part in a shipping sweep.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Aug

ELBOGEN, ARNOLD  (788096) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, AR441 of No 310 Sqn, which came down near Zaltbommel after hitting trees whilst attacking a train.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery

11-Aug

PAWLOWSKI, Wladyslaw Leon (P.793773) age: 28 PAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, ML192 'P' of No 317 Sqn, which exploded in the air during an armed recce to Falaise.  He is buried in St Valery-en-Caux Franco-British Cemetery

11-Aug

CONLEY, RONALD THOMAS (RON) (1803946) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 356 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

11-Aug

CRAMPTON, HAROLD THOMAS (416861) age: 26 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying as the bomb aimer in Lancaster II, LL697 A2-B2 of No 514 Sqn, when a bomb from another aircraft hit the nose and sliced it off taking him with it.  He is buried in Loos British Cemetery

11-Aug

ADCOCK, DOUGLAS (43246) age: 30 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito IX, MM245 of No 544 Sqn, which failed to return from a photo recce sortie to the Foret de Nieppe.  He is buried in Middelkerke Communal Cemetery

11-Aug

ASKEW, GEORGE DOUGLAS (151269) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito IX, MM245 of No 544 Sqn, which failed to return from a photo recce sortie to the Foret de Nieppe.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Aug

REES, JOHN ADRIAN PRYTHERCH (1316990) age: 22 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Martinet I, NR614 of No 587 Sqn, which flew into high ground at Llamsamlet in Glamorganshire whilst flying in fog.  He is buried in Coedgwilym Cemetery

11-Aug

DEAVES, PETER GEORGE (658425) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NT126 of No 613 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Breux sur Avre.  He is buried in Breux-sur-Avre Communal Cemetery

11-Aug

COHEN, ROBBERT SIMON (149822) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NT126 of No 613 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Breux sur Avre.  He is buried in Orry-la-Ville Netherlands Field of Honour

11-Aug

HELLEGERS, PAUL CONSTANT MARIE (177029) age: 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA563 C8-Y of No 640 Sqn, which came down near Gouloux during a raid on Dijon.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery

11-Aug

BRYCE, WILLIAM (646633) age: 22 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA563 C8-Y of No 640 Sqn, which came down near Gouloux during a raid on Dijon.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery

11-Aug

SMITH, HAROLD ERNEST (629543) age: 27 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA563 C8-Y of No 640 Sqn, which came down near Gouloux during a raid on Dijon.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery

11-Aug

JEFFERY, WILLIAM GEORGE (1800571) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA563 C8-Y of No 640 Sqn, which came down near Gouloux during a raid on Dijon.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery

11-Aug

RICHOLD, GEORGE HENRY (1399324) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA563 C8-Y of No 640 Sqn, which came down near Gouloux during a raid on Dijon.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery

11-Aug

STEWART, KENNETH JOHN (1399585) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA563 C8-Y of No 640 Sqn, which came down near Gouloux during a raid on Dijon.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery

11-Aug

WOOD, BERNARD PETER (1783228) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA563 C8-Y of No 640 Sqn, which came down near Gouloux during a raid on Dijon.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery

11-Aug

LOCK, ALFRED REGINALD CHARLES (1250719) age: Unknown RAFVR

Cpl

He possibly died from injuries sustained whilst serving with No 2933 Sqn RAF Regiment at Tortorella when a P38 crashed into 2933's tented area as it took off on a test flight.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

11-Aug

MORAN, WILLIAM TERENCE (1528632) age: 23 RAFVR

Cpl

He possibly died from injuries sustained whilst serving with No 2933 Sqn RAF Regiment at Tortorella when a P38 crashed into 2933's tented area as it took off on a test flight.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

11-Aug

CROMBIE, JAMES (1556765) age: 21 RAFVR

LAC

He possibly died from injuries sustained whilst serving with No 2933 Sqn RAF Regiment at Tortorella when a P38 crashed into 2933's tented area as it took off on a test flight.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

11-Aug

HIGGINS, MARTIN (1348953) age: Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He possibly died from injuries sustained whilst serving with No 2933 Sqn RAF Regiment at Tortorella when a P38 crashed into 2933's tented area as it took off on a test flight.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

11-Aug

WALTON, ERIC EGBERT (1583692) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane XIIA, 1371 of No 1 OTU, which crashed on this date.  He is buried in Arvida Protestant Cemetery

11-Aug

ROUND, HAROLD GEOFFREY (R/194573) age: 20 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP618 of No 24 OTU, which collided with Wellington, MF591 of the same unit and spun into the ground near Upton-on-Severn.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

11-Aug

FRASER, LLOYD HENDERSON (186053) age: 20 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP618 of No 24 OTU, which collided with Wellington, MF591 of the same unit and spun into the ground near Upton-on-Severn.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

11-Aug

KIDNEY, ALVIN ERIC (R/107409) age: 27 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP618 of No 24 OTU, which collided with Wellington, MF591 of the same unit and spun into the ground near Upton-on-Severn.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

11-Aug

LAMB, LEEMING CAMERON (R/223672) age: 23 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP618 of No 24 OTU, which collided with Wellington, MF591 of the same unit and spun into the ground near Upton-on-Severn.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

11-Aug

LYSAK, LEO MOX (R/194631) age: 31 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP618 of No 24 OTU, which collided with Wellington, MF591 of the same unit and spun into the ground near Upton-on-Severn.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

11-Aug

PRIME, GORDON OSWALD (R/149547) age: 24 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP618 of No 24 OTU, which collided with Wellington, MF591 of the same unit and spun into the ground near Upton-on-Severn.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

11-Aug

SHWAIKOSKI, JOHN (J/40095) age: 30 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MF591 of No 24 OTU, when he was thrown from the aircraft after it collided with Wellington, LP618 of the same unit.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

11-Aug

CAVILL, WILLIAM HORACE JAMES (1536615) age: 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was possibly killed when Liberator VI, EW154 of No 320 MU, caught fire during start up at 352 MU Phaphamau?.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

11-Aug

BROWN, GEOFFREY WILLIAM (54680) age: 33 RAF

Plt Off

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

11-Aug

HAYNES, FRANK RICHARD MBE (938665) age: 58 RAFVR

WO

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

11-Aug

JONES, KENNETH SHURVIN (562798) age: 31 RAF

Flt Sgt

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

11-Aug

DURWARD, JOSEPH HENDERSON (1325551) age: 24 RAFVR

Cpl

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 Montrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery

11-Aug

MIDGLEY, GEORGE HARRY (1861271) age: Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Scotland?.  He was cremated at Leeds (Lawns Wood) Crematorium

12-Aug

HASELDEN, J K() age: 

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang II, FR925 of No 2 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near St Pierre sur Dives during a tactical recce sortie.  He is buried in

12-Aug

JOHNSTON, HAIG DOUGLAS (426320) age: 27 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK564 AA-P of No 75 Sqn, which came down near Ouren during a raid to Russelsheim.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

12-Aug

THOMSON, EDWARD LEONARD (4211036) age: 20 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK564 AA-P of No 75 Sqn, which came down near Ouren during a raid to Russelsheim.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

12-Aug

WRIGHT, JOHN HERBERT (426209) age: 26 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK564 AA-P of No 75 Sqn, which came down near Ouren during a raid to Russelsheim.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

12-Aug

ELVIN, WILLIAM (426883) age: 22 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK564 AA-P of No 75 Sqn, which came down near Ouren during a raid to Russelsheim.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

12-Aug

MULCAHY, CYRIL DESMOND (428793) age: 21 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK564 AA-P of No 75 Sqn, which came down near Ouren during a raid to Russelsheim.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

12-Aug

PARKER, ROBERT RONALD SMITHI(1892552) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK564 AA-P of No 75 Sqn, which came down near Ouren during a raid to Russelsheim.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

12-Aug

HAZARD, WHELAN FALLON (429047) age: 20 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK564 AA-P of No 75 Sqn, which came down near Ouren during a raid to Russelsheim.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Aug

THOMAS, OWEN (919279) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW695 MP-M of No 76 Sqn, which came down near Quint during a raid to Russelsheim.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

12-Aug

BOLTON, KENNETH STANLEY (1459379) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW695 MP-M of No 76 Sqn, which came down near Quint during a raid to Russelsheim.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

12-Aug

CRAMER, OSCAR RENE (134759) age: 37 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW695 MP-M of No 76 Sqn, which came down near Quint during a raid to Russelsheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Aug

POWIS, LESLIWILLIAM (182853) age: 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW695 MP-M of No 76 Sqn, which came down near Quint during a raid to Russelsheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Aug

ASTALL, CLIFFORD (2211524) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW695 MP-M of No 76 Sqn, which came down near Quint during a raid to Russelsheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Aug

COLLINS, WILLIAM BERNARD (2220002) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW695 MP-M of No 76 Sqn, which came down near Quint during a raid to Russelsheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Aug

DUNCAN, JOHN WILLIAMSON (1346999) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW695 MP-M of No 76 Sqn, which came down near Quint during a raid to Russelsheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Aug

BARLOW, WILLIAM THOMAS (1060892) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, ND180 of No 108 Sqn, which ditched in the sea on an overshoot at Edku.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery

12-Aug

PORT, GORDON ARCHIBALD (1333315) age: 23 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, ND180 of No 108 Sqn, which ditched in the sea on an overshoot at Edku.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery

12-Aug

PAYNE, JOHN (1583152) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 213 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

12-Aug

CRAINE, ALEXANDER ROBERT (404496) age: 30 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV878 'C' of No 224 Sqn, which blew up after being hit by fire from HMS Onslow over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Aug

EGLEN, JOHN DOUGLAS (169690) age: 35 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV878 'C' of No 224 Sqn, which blew up after being hit by fire from HMS Onslow over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Aug

RUMLEY, CYRIL WALTER (156907) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV878 'C' of No 224 Sqn, which blew up after being hit by fire from HMS Onslow over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Aug

ANDREWS, WILLIAM (421492) age: 24 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV878 'C' of No 224 Sqn, which blew up after being hit by fire from HMS Onslow over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Aug

CATO, REGINALD HUBERT (420443) age: 32 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV878 'C' of No 224 Sqn, which blew up after being hit by fire from HMS Onslow over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Aug

PHILLIPS, JOHN FRANCIS (575265) age: 21 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV878 'C' of No 224 Sqn, which blew up after being hit by fire from HMS Onslow over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Aug

DUNN, JACK THOMAS (1386069) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV878 'C' of No 224 Sqn, which blew up after being hit by fire from HMS Onslow over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Aug

STEBBINGS, JOHN FREDERICK GEORGE (1615921) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV878 'C' of No 224 Sqn, which blew up after being hit by fire from HMS Onslow over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Aug

LINDSAY, EDWARD WORKMAN (74707) age: 24 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV878 'C' of No 224 Sqn, which blew up after being hit by fire from HMS Onslow over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Aug

KNILL, WILLIAM JOHN (751925) age: 28 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV878 'C' of No 224 Sqn, which blew up after being hit by fire from HMS Onslow over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Aug

DIBB, GEOFFREY WIGTON (328819V) age: 21 SAAF

Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MJ442 of No 232 Sqn, which is presumed to have been shot down by Bf 109s off the coast of Southern France.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

12-Aug

APPLETON, CHARLES HENRY CBE, DSO, DFC, CdG(24139) age: 38 RAF

Gp Capt

He was OC, No 124 Wing and was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN928 'G' of No 247 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Flers.  He is buried in Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery

12-Aug

DOBSON, LANCELOT SPENCER (88687) age: 29 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 248 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Aug

WILLMOTT, ARTHUR CHARLES (149668) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIII, HK516 of No 264 Sqn, which made a forced landing at A8 following an electrical failure but was run into by Mosquito, MM496 of No 604 Sqn.  He is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery

12-Aug

BURGWAL, RUDOLPH FRANS  (113893) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MH730 (?) 'L' of No 322 Sqn, which was lost whilst escorting Lancasters.  He is buried in Orry-la-Ville Netherlands Field of Honour

12-Aug

LEPLANG, R FFAF () age: 

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, NH266 'G' of No 340 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 near Tours during Ramrod 1190.  He is buried in

12-Aug

BAKER, EARLE EDWARD (J/85766) age: 29 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ441 of No 404 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike in the Bay of Biscay.  He is buried in Pornic War Cemetery

12-Aug

HEAVNER, JOHN WILLIAM (R/83209) age: 21 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ441 of No 404 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping strike over the Bay of Biscay.  He is buried in St Martin-de-Re Communal Cemetery

12-Aug

SCHWALM, GEORGE TALBOT (J/28375) age: 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, NH189 of No 412 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Falaise during an armed recce.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Aug

AXFORD, CECIL (J/86457) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was a flak burst over the target whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ595 of No 420 Sqn during a raid on Braunschweig.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

12-Aug

WILKINSON, ROY THOMAS (J/28705) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, NJ175 of No 422 Sqn, which crashed whilst making an emergency at Beleel in Ireland after losing a propeller during an operational patrol.  He is buried in Irvinestown (Sacred Heart) Roman Catholic Churchyard

12-Aug

DEVINE, EVAN CAMPBELL (J/5705) age: 22 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, NJ175 of No 422 Sqn, which crashed whilst making an emergency at Beleel in Ireland after losing a propeller during an operational patrol.  He is buried in Irvinestown (Sacred Heart) Roman Catholic Churchyard

12-Aug

FORREST, JOHN REGINALD (J/92096) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, NJ175 of No 422 Sqn, which crashed whilst making an emergency at Beleel in Ireland after losing a propeller during an operational patrol.  He is buried in Irvinestown (Sacred Heart) Roman Catholic Churchyard

12-Aug

GORING, FRANCIS CARLYLE (J/16344) age: 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AG455 'F' of No 430 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Falaise during a tactical recce sortie.  He is buried in Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery

12-Aug

BUGG, THEORDORE ALEXANDER (J/11316) age: 24 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN687S of No 438 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Calvados.  He is buried in Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery

12-Aug

MOEN, RONALD OLAF (J/22034) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN310 'U' of No 439 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Calvados.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Aug

ALLEN, E J (J/20587) age: 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN553 'K' of No 439 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near le Pont de Vere.  He is buried in Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery

12-Aug

DEWAR, JOHN FRASER (J/28180) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MP122 'T' of No 440 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Conde-sur-Noireau.  He is buried in Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery

12-Aug

BENTLEY, WILLIAM JOHN (J/18928) age: 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, ML303 of No 443 Sqn, which he abandoned near Bernay after it developed a glycol leak but his parachute caught on the aircraft and he was unable to free himself.  He is buried in St Valery-en-Caux Franco-British Cemetery

12-Aug

DEAN, FREDERICK BERT (1852388) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL962 of No 625 Sqn during a raid to Braunschweig.  He is buried in Cronenbourg French National Cemetery

12-Aug

WAGSTAFF, WILLIAM HENRY (141892) age: 26 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, KZ893 of No 1 ADU, which crashed on a ferry flight from Malakal to Juda, Sudan.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

12-Aug

DADEJ, Stanislaw(P.1546) age: 29 PAF

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, HV821 of No 1 ADU, which crashed on a ferry flight from Malakal to Juda, Sudan.  He is buried in Malakal Cemetery, Sudan.

12-Aug

ELSDON, RONALD (132088) age: 29 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 104 MU, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery

12-Aug

JOLLY, ALEXANDER ARTHUR (1851711) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN446 of No 12 OTU, which crashed short of the runway whilst attempting to land at Worksop following an engine failure during a Bullseye exercise.  He is buried in Dowsby (St Andrew) Churchyard

12-Aug

PYE, RONALD HARRY (428357) age: 19 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, T5216 of No 132 OTU, which spun into the ground at Bellhaven Sands in East Lothian following an engine failure during a gun camera exercise.  He is buried in Haddington (St Martin's) New Burial Ground

12-Aug

TURNER, MALCOLM JOHN (420407) age: 27 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, T5216 of No 132 OTU, which spun into the ground at Bellhaven Sands in East Lothian following an engine failure during a gun camera exercise.  He is buried in Haddington (St Martin's) New Burial Ground

12-Aug

HAND, VERNON TERENCE JOSEPH (116100) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF210 of No 1665 HCU, which crashed near Alne in Yorkshire when it struck a railway bridge during an overshoot on an emergency landing.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

12-Aug

HARVEY, ROBERT EDWARDS (119204) age: 31 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF210 of No 1665 HCU, which crashed near Alne in Yorkshire when it struck a railway bridge during an overshoot on an emergency landing.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

12-Aug

ARNOLD, GODFREY WILLIAM (158245) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF210 of No 1665 HCU, which crashed near Alne in Yorkshire when it struck a railway bridge during an overshoot on an emergency landing.  He is buried in Orpinton (All Saints) Churchyard

12-Aug

SANDERSON, LESLIE (1660460) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EF210 of No 1665 HCU, which crashed near Alne in Yorkshire when it struck a railway bridge during an overshoot on an emergency landing.  He is buried in Shirley (St James) Churchyard, Solihull

12-Aug

WATT, ALEXANDER STEEDMAN (1824374) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB192 of No 1667 HCU, which crashed out of control near Bawtry whilst banking in cloud during a night bombing exercise.  He is buried in Cupar New Cemetery

12-Aug

WELLS, WILLIAM (177936) age: 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB192 of No 1667 HCU, which crashed out of control near Bawtry whilst banking in cloud during a night bombing exercise.  He is buried in Doncaster Hyde Park Cemetery

12-Aug

ABRAMS, KEVIN KENNY (432081) age: 24 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB192 of No 1667 HCU, which crashed out of control near Bawtry whilst banking in cloud during a night bombing exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

12-Aug

THOMPSON, WALLACE (436136) age: 22 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB192 of No 1667 HCU, which crashed out of control near Bawtry whilst banking in cloud during a night bombing exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

12-Aug

MONNINGTON, ALFRED GORDON (1667930) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB192 of No 1667 HCU, which crashed out of control near Bawtry whilst banking in cloud during a night bombing exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

12-Aug

TALBOT, ALLAN BENJAMIN (417674) age: 24 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB192 of No 1667 HCU, which crashed out of control near Bawtry whilst banking in cloud during a night bombing exercise.  He is buried in Moorthorpe Cemetery

12-Aug

HEATH, ERNEST (1590875) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB192 of No 1667 HCU, which crashed out of control near Bawtry whilst banking in cloud during a night bombing exercise.  He is buried in Owston (All Saints) Churchyard

12-Aug

SHIPPER, WILLIAM (1861614) age: 20 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 169 Wing, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

12-Aug

FLANAGAN, JOHN KEVIN (1268392) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, Z5316 of No 2 ADU, which crashed on a ferry flight from Malakal to Juda, Sudan.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

12-Aug

SMART, ROBERT DENNIS (1202230) age: 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW770 of No 2 ADU, which crashed near Malakal in the Sudan during a ferry flight.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery

12-Aug

MARLOR, FRED (1028141) age: 27 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW770 of No 2 ADU, which crashed near Malakal in the Sudan during a ferry flight.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery

12-Aug

TAYLOR, ERIC STANLEY (410573) age: 30 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW770 of No 2 ADU, which crashed near Malakal in the Sudan during a ferry flight.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery

12-Aug

GRAHAM, ROBERT BAVIN (414282) age: 24 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, LR271 of No 2 GSU, which crashed on the crosswind leg at Shepherds Grove as it attempted to make an emergency landing following an engine problem.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

12-Aug

MUIRSON, GEOFFREY NEVILLE (421523) age: 22 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, LR271 of No 2 GSU, which crashed on the crosswind leg at Shepherds Grove as it attempted to make an emergency landing following an engine problem.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

12-Aug

WEEKS, MAXWELL ALLEN (437036) age: 22 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed when Wellington X, MF530 of No 21 OTU  the van he was in was hit by the propeller of the aircraft as it began to taxy for take off.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

12-Aug

TOWNSEND, DENYS EDWARD (1740042) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK562 'R' of No 30 OTU, which crashed after suffering a gyro failure whilst flying in cloud during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Bockleton (St  Michael) Churchyard

12-Aug

BUTLER, JAMES WILLIAM JESSE (1282513) age: 28 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK562 'R' of No 30 OTU, which crashed after suffering a gyro failure whilst flying in cloud during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in/or was cremated at the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park

12-Aug

OWENS, WILLIAM STRUTHERS (1573888) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK562 'R' of No 30 OTU, which crashed after suffering a gyro failure whilst flying in cloud during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in St Ninians (Bannockburn) Parish Burial Ground

12-Aug

GURNEY, GEORGE REDLINGTON (1644450) age: 39 RAFVR

LAC

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

12-Aug

CECIL, The Hon. RICHARD HUGH VERE (1602912) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and was fatally injured when his motor cycle was in collision with a telegraph pole near Grim's Ditch, Wiltshire.  He is buried in Cranborne (SS Mary and Bartholomew) Churchyard.

12-Aug

HARRIS, DOUGLAS WESLEY (1530357) age: 23 RAFVR

AC1

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

12-Aug

LOUGHTON, JOSEPH ALFRED (1140071) age: 40 RAFVR

LAC

He was possibly serving at RAF Swinderby and died from injuries sustained when he was struck by a hit and run driver who was never found despite extensive police inquiries in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.  He had been cycling on the Fosse Way north of Brough, towards RAF Swinderby, when he was struck from behind by a vehicle going in the same direction.  He is buried in Cleethorpes Cemetery.

12-Aug

WARDLE, HORACE THEODORE (161669) age: 26 RAFVR

Fg Off

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 Thurlaston (All Saints) Churchyard

12-Aug

BRIDGES, CARRIE (472382) age: 22 WAAF

ACW1

She was serving at RAF Marston Moor but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, her death being registered in York.  She is buried in Ecclesall (All Saints) Churchyard.

12-Aug

INKSTER, CHRISTINE (2118405) age: 32 WAAF

ACW2

She was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, her death being registered in Scotland?.  She is buried in Inverness (Tomnahurich) Cemetery

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