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Casualties - 31 August 1944


31-Aug

COLGATE, HERBERT EDGAR WILLIAM (178525) age: 20 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XI, PA933 'J' of No 16 Sqn, which failed to return from a photo recce sortie to Lille.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

MERRY, HERBERT CECIL BELL (183391) age: 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, LR382 'N' of No 21 Sqn, which failed to return from a night intruder sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

PINK, VICTOR JUAN EMANUEL (183416) age: 19 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, LR382 'N' of No 21 Sqn, which failed to return from a night intruder sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

BIGNELL, PETER GORBELL (424549) age: 24 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EP343 of No 32 Sqn, which flew into a hill on pulling out of an attack  on MT near Uzice, Yugoslavia.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

31-Aug

PITTS, RAYMOND A. SCOTT (139108) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW459 'D of No 55 Sqn, which failed to return from an armed recce of the Faenza/Bologna area.  He is buried in Faenza War Cemetery.

31-Aug

STOGDALE, CHRISTOPHER WALLS (1217446) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW459 'D of No 55 Sqn, which failed to return from an armed recce of the Faenza/Bologna area.  He is buried in Faenza War Cemetery.

31-Aug

IVES, RALPH ERIC (924625) age: 27 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW459 'D of No 55 Sqn, which failed to return from an armed recce of the Faenza/Bologna area.  He is buried in Faenza War Cemetery.

31-Aug

RICHARDSON, ROBERT EDWIN (157522) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM243 PM-T of No 103 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Agenville.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

31-Aug

NIXON, WILLIAM (1559169) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM243 PM-T of No 103 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Agenville.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

31-Aug

JAMES, NORMAN THOMAS (R/220077) age: 23 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM243 PM-T of No 103 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Agenville.  He is buried in Calais Canadian War Cemetery, Leubringhen

31-Aug

RYERSE, DONALD ARTHUR (J/25931) age: 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM243 PM-T of No 103 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Agenville.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

PITHOUSE, KENNETH HENRY (1578738) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM243 PM-T of No 103 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Agenville.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

THOMPSON, EDWARD (630061) age: 23 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM243 PM-T of No 103 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Agenville.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

ALDERSON, WILLIAM CECIL (1853664) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, NE112 AS-M of No 166 Sqn, which came down near St-Riquier during a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Agenville.  He is buried in St Riquier British Cemetery

31-Aug

LETTEN, LENNARD (1593256) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, NE112 AS-M of No 166 Sqn, which came down near St-Riquier during a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Agenville.  He is buried in St Riquier British Cemetery

31-Aug

MELVILLE, ROBERT BRUCE (J/18235) age: 28 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, NE170 AS-I of No 166 Sqn, which came down near Fillievres during a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Agenville.  He is buried in Fillievres British Cemetery

31-Aug

CANNING, GEOFFREY MAURICE (1819894) age: 19 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, NE170 AS-I of No 166 Sqn, which came down near Fillievres during a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Agenville.  He is buried in Fillievres British Cemetery

31-Aug

RHODES, GEORGE (1522850) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, NE170 AS-I of No 166 Sqn, which came down near Fillievres during a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Agenville.  He is buried in Fillievres British Cemetery

31-Aug

SANDERS, CECIL JOHN (140887) age: 32 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 255 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

31-Aug

SUMMERS, JAMES (127208) age: 26 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 255 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

31-Aug

THORNTON, H (1545936) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NT907 of No 272 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike off Finale Ligure.  He is buried in Milan War Cemetery

31-Aug

BILLING, WILLIAM HENRY (J/88630) age: 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NT907 of No 272 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike off Finale Ligure.  He is buried in Milan War Cemetery

31-Aug

SAYLES, FRANCIS (52592) age: 22 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL343 of No 298 Sqn, which was lost on a supply dropping sortie to the Diest area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

BROWN, WILLIAM WALLACE (J/20649) age: 30 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL343 of No 298 Sqn, which was lost on a supply dropping sortie to the Diest area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

MACDUFF, ROBERT DENVER (417149) age: 26 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL343 of No 298 Sqn, which was lost on a supply dropping sortie to the Diest area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

PEARSON, FREDERICK (1578265) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL343 of No 298 Sqn, which was lost on a supply dropping sortie to the Diest area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

SMITH, JOHN BONSALL (1496761) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL343 of No 298 Sqn, which was lost on a supply dropping sortie to the Diest area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

BRADLEY, WILLIAM (2209464) age: 33 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL343 of No 298 Sqn, which was lost on a supply dropping sortie to the Diest area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

STASIK, Jozef (P.2075) age: 23 PAF Flt Lt He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MH822  of No 303 Sqn, which he abandoned over the English Channel after being hit by flak over Lille but he drowned.  He has no known grave

31-Aug

REHOR, FRANK  (787229) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, EN127 of No 310 Sqn, which was lost over the Pas de Calais during Ramrod 1729.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

VUKOVIC, A (178164) age: Unknown RAF

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EP439 of No 352 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Drnis in Yugolslavia whilst attacking a train.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

31-Aug

BEVERIDGE, JAMES RALPH (J/26756) age: 26 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ879 BM-O of No 433 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a coastal battery at Ile de Cezembre near St Malo.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

GUERNSEY, LORNE STANLEY (J/86188) age: 25 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ879 BM-O of No 433 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a coastal battery at Ile de Cezembre near St Malo.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

HARMAN, FREDERIC CUTHBERT (J/89312) age: 31 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ879 BM-O of No 433 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a coastal battery at Ile de Cezembre near St Malo.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

HAWKINS, JAMES REID (J/95166) age: 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ879 BM-O of No 433 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a coastal battery at Ile de Cezembre near St Malo.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

LONG, WENDELL LYALL (T/89159) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ879 BM-O of No 433 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a coastal battery at Ile de Cezembre near St Malo.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

PHARIS, GEORGE WILLIAM (J/95167) age: 29 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ879 BM-O of No 433 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a coastal battery at Ile de Cezembre near St Malo.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

GARRETT, CHARLES WILLIAM (1896238) age: 36 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ879 BM-O of No 433 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a coastal battery at Ile de Cezembre near St Malo.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

TOMKINSON, RONALD (1750255) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB176 AR-M of No 460 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Raimbert.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery

31-Aug

ION, JOHN PARR (427833) age: 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB176 AR-M of No 460 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Raimbert.  He is buried in Kortgene (Colijnsplaat) General Cemetery

31-Aug

COATES, REX (417699) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB176 AR-M of No 460 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Raimbert.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

HATHAWAY, WILLIAM EDWARD (432167) age: 31 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB176 AR-M of No 460 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Raimbert.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

MORRIS, RONALD ROBERT CURPHEY (1494879) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB176 AR-M of No 460 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Raimbert.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

GREY, LINLEY JOSEPH (418394) age: 22 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB176 AR-M of No 460 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Raimbert.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

LE GAY BRERETON, ROBERT (412546) age: 22 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB176 AR-M of No 460 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Raimbert.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

BEDDOE, ROBERT HENRY (418717) age: 21 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster, ? of No 463 Sqn, which flew into a mountain near Kingussie in Inverness-shire during a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

31-Aug

ABBOTT, STANLEY ARTHUR (436790) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster, ? of No 463 Sqn, which flew into a mountain near Kingussie in Inverness-shire during a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

31-Aug

DENT, TERENCE ROY (425617) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster, ? of No 463 Sqn, which flew into a mountain near Kingussie in Inverness-shire during a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

31-Aug

GLOVER, BEVIL MILTON (436579) age: 23 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster, ? of No 463 Sqn, which flew into a mountain near Kingussie in Inverness-shire during a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

31-Aug

RYAN, DAVID HENRY (418473) age: 30 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster, ? of No 463 Sqn, which flew into a mountain near Kingussie in Inverness-shire during a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

31-Aug

WALKER, FEDRERIC MURRAY (428834) age: 32 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster, ? of No 463 Sqn, which flew into a mountain near Kingussie in Inverness-shire during a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

31-Aug

MIDDLETON, GEORGE HENRY (619089) age: 37 RAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster, ? of No 463 Sqn, which flew into a mountain near Kingussie in Inverness-shire during a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Rutherglen Cemetery

31-Aug

BISHOP, KENNETH WILLIAM (126766) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving in No 504 Sqn but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Thanet.  He is buried in Birmingham (Witton) Cemetery

31-Aug

KENNEDY, JOHN EDMUND (1346141) age: 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was probably killed whilst flying in Ventura V, JS918  of No 519 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take-off from Wick for a meteorological recce flight.  He is buried in Glasgow (Lambhill) Cemetery

31-Aug

HENSHALL, PETER (1583433) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK135 of No 21 OTU, which dived into the ground near Ashbury after flying into an electrical storm during a cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Stone Cemetery, Staffordshire.

31-Aug

GAINES, CHARLES WILLIS (J/13333) age: 21 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Ventura V, JS918  of No 519 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take-off from Wick for a meteorological recce flight.  He is buried in Wick Cemetery

31-Aug

STRACHAN, JOHN PATRICK HOARE (647066) age: 23 RAF

Cpl

He was probably killed whilst flying in Ventura V, JS918  of No 519 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take-off from Wick for a meteorological recce flight.  He is buried in Wick Cemetery

31-Aug

PARSONS, ARTHUR STUART (434266) age: 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF962 BQ-V of No 550 Sqn, which came down near l'Etoile during a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Agenville.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

31-Aug

THOMAS, HAROLD GEORGE (1441411) age: 34 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF962 BQ-V of No 550 Sqn, which came down near l'Etoile during a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Agenville.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

31-Aug

SIDDALL, PETER CHARLES (421538) age: 25 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF962 BQ-V of No 550 Sqn, which came down near l'Etoile during a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Agenville.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

31-Aug

CONNOLLY, HUGH HENRY MILLS (1569111) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF962 BQ-V of No 550 Sqn, which came down near l'Etoile during a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Agenville.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

31-Aug

GATES, DEREK PICKEN (1836678) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF962 BQ-V of No 550 Sqn, which came down near l'Etoile during a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Agenville.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

31-Aug

HAMILTON, THOMAS (1826261) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF962 BQ-V of No 550 Sqn, which came down near l'Etoile during a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Agenville.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

31-Aug

MacLEOD, RONALD (1823751) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF962 BQ-V of No 550 Sqn, which came down near l'Etoile during a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Agenville.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

31-Aug

SISLEY, ALAN FRANCIS MOIR (39008) age: 27 RAF

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF962 BQ-V of No 550 Sqn, which came down near l'Etoile during a raid against a V-2 storage facility at Agenville.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

31-Aug

McMILLAN, LYELL ARVIE (427294) age: 23 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, MS529 of No 595 Sqn, which spun out of cloud following with a dead engine (caused by not switching to the second fuel tank) but when he tried to bale out his parachute caught in the propeller.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

31-Aug

MACLENNAN, WILLIAM ALEXANDER (420586) age: 34 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LL400 of No 644 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea off Calais by a flak ship during a supply dropping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

CALVERLEY, WALTER JOHN (J/21134) age: 26 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LL400 of No 644 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea off Calais by a flak ship during a supply dropping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

KENTCH, STANLEY GEORGE (1397348) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LL400 of No 644 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea off Calais by a flak ship during a supply dropping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

TUHEY, BRYAN JOSEPH (1396774) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LL400 of No 644 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea off Calais by a flak ship during a supply dropping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

FITZGERALD, GEORGE BERNARD (1591345) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LL400 of No 644 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea off Calais by a flak ship during a supply dropping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

FOLBIGG, SAMUEL ALBERT (414783) age: 34 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LL400 of No 644 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea off Calais by a flak ship during a supply dropping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

BELL, WILLIAM HENRY JAMES (1801097) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Oxford I, NM637 of No 11 (P) AFU, which collided with Tiger Moth, N5451 near Chellaston in Derbyshire.  He is buried in Esher (Christ Church) Churchyard

31-Aug

MORLEY, CLIFFORD WILLIAM (1579539) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder, HD589 'M' of No 12 SAAF, which flipped onto its back, entered a  spin and then blew up whilst making its bombing run on the Gothic Line.  He is buried in Montecchio War Cemetery.

31-Aug

SMITH, GEORGE BASIL (1575180) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder, HD589 'M' of No 12 SAAF, which flipped onto its back, entered a  spin and then blew up whilst making its bombing run on the Gothic Line.  He is buried in Montecchio War Cemetery.

31-Aug

GRICE, JACK (1870873) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder, HD589 'M' of No 12 SAAF, which flipped onto its back, entered a  spin and then blew up whilst making its bombing run on the Gothic Line.  He is buried in Montecchio War Cemetery.

31-Aug

KMIECIK, Edward(P.704495) age: 33 PAF

AC2

He was serving with No 132 Polskeigo Skrzydla Mysiliwskeigo and died in the RAF Hospital, Halton, Buckinghamshire.  He is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard

31-Aug

MACKOWIAK, Kazimierz(P.707245) age: 35 PAF

AC1

He was serving with No 133 Polskeigo Skrzydla Mysiliwskeigo and died in the RAF Hospital, Halton, Buckinghamshire.  He is buried in Sittingbourne and Milton (Sittingbourne) Cemetery

31-Aug

NEVIN, FRED (1149031) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Oxford I, HM753 of No 14 (P) AFU, which spun into the ground near Consett in County Durham.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (West Road) Cemetery

31-Aug

BARTON, WILLIAM SEYMOUR (4213820) age: 24 RNZAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, N5451 of No 16 EFTS, which collided with Oxford I, NM637 of No 11 (P) AFU over Chllaston.  He is buried in Repton (St Wystan) Churchyard

31-Aug

WESTHEAD, THOMAS HENRY (650407) age: 25 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ630 of No 1654 HCU, which crashed near Nottingham only 25 minutes into a cross-country training flight with a engine on fire.  He is buried in Brierley (Grimethorpe) Cemetery

31-Aug

ARTHUR, PAUL DRUCE (422093) age: 22 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ630 of No 1654 HCU, which crashed near Nottingham only 25 minutes into a cross-country training flight with a engine on fire.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

31-Aug

WILKINSON, BRUCE GORDON (30829) age: 28 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ630 of No 1654 HCU, which crashed near Nottingham only 25 minutes into a cross-country training flight with a engine on fire.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

31-Aug

COX, WILLIAM EDWIN JOHN (1607195) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ630 of No 1654 HCU, which crashed near Nottingham only 25 minutes into a cross-country training flight with a engine on fire.  He is buried in Thorney (St Helen) Churchyard

31-Aug

ALEXANDER, RAYMOND GEORGE (1607283) age: 27 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ630 of No 1654 HCU, which crashed near Nottingham only 25 minutes into a cross-country training flight with a engine on fire.  He is buried in Thorney (St Helen) Churchyard

31-Aug

HUGHES, AEREON (1622403) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ630 of No 1654 HCU, which crashed near Nottingham only 25 minutes into a cross-country training flight with a engine on fire.  He is buried in Thorney (St Helen) Churchyard

31-Aug

LAMBELL, JAMES (1594880) age: 36 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ630 of No 1654 HCU, which crashed near Nottingham only 25 minutes into a cross-country training flight with a engine on fire.  He is buried in Thorney (St Helen) Churchyard

31-Aug

McGULR, MICHAEL KIDSTON (J/3472) age: 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL283 of No 1664 HCU, which was abandoned over North Wales during a night navigation exercise following an engine which spread to the wing.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

31-Aug

PACK, ALAN WILLIAM (1717146) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL283 of No 1664 HCU, which was abandoned over North Wales during a night navigation exercise following an engine which spread to the wing.  He is buried in Enfield (Hertford Road) Cemetery

31-Aug

DAVIDSON, RONALD (RONNIE) (1573660) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK135 of No 21 OTU, which dived into the ground near Ashbury after flying into an electrical storm during a cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Springbank) Cemetery

31-Aug

SANDALL, BERNARD (2223112) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK135 of No 21 OTU, which dived into the ground near Ashbury after flying into an electrical storm during a cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Ashby Puerorum (St Andrew) Churchyard

31-Aug

GINGOLD, SIDNEY DAVID (1582933) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK135 of No 21 OTU, which dived into the ground near Ashbury after flying into an electrical storm during a cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Birmingham (Witton) Jewish Cemetery

31-Aug

RHODES, THOMAS ERNEST (1623802) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK135 of No 21 OTU, which dived into the ground near Ashbury after flying into an electrical storm during a cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Leeds (Lawns Wood) Cemetery

31-Aug

DAVIES, WILLIAM RICHARD (74649) age: 41? RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

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

31-Aug

McINTYRE, ALLAN DAVID (417714) age: 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK135 of No 21 OTU, which dived into the ground near Ashbury after flying into an electrical storm during a cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

31-Aug

GRANT, DONALD GORDON (432457) age: 21 RAAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK135 of No 21 OTU, which dived into the ground near Ashbury after flying into an electrical storm during a cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

31-Aug

DOUGLAS, NORMAN EVAN PAUL (J/42268) age: 19 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF737 of No 22 OTU, which was lost without a trace over the North Sea during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

MILLER, WILLIAM COSGRAVE (J/38112) age: 22 RCAF

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He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF737 of No 22 OTU, which was lost without a trace over the North Sea during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

REID, JAMES KENNEDY (J/41668) age: 21 RCAF

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He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF737 of No 22 OTU, which was lost without a trace over the North Sea during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

BRISTOW, FREDERICK DAVID (R/197789) age: 21 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF737 of No 22 OTU, which was lost without a trace over the North Sea during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

CASEY, MURRAY GORDON (R/275076) age: 19 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF737 of No 22 OTU, which was lost without a trace over the North Sea during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

JUTZI, CURTIS (R/272625) age: 19 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF737 of No 22 OTU, which was lost without a trace over the North Sea during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

McLEAN, DOUGLAS (R/214452) age: 19 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, DF737 of No 22 OTU, which was lost without a trace over the North Sea during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Aug

WATTS, LESLIE CLARENCE (141362) age: 30 RAFVR

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He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, LF341 of No 41 OTU, which dived into the ground near Stanton in Shropshire at night.  He was cremated at Manchester Crematorium.

31-Aug

KERSHAW, GEORGE (1118623) age: 36 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in No 942/943 Sqn but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Holderness.  He is buried in Bedale (St Gregory) Churchyard

31-Aug

ASCOMBE, KENNETH ERNEST (1057722) age: 30 RAFVR

Sgt

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

31-Aug

HAY, HARRY WALTER SAXTON (1514839) age: 37 RAFVR

LAC

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

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