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Casualties - 29 - 30 September 1944


29-Sep

WIGGINS, ALAN CHARLES (153253) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NT179 of No 21 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid to the Utrecht/Dusseldorf area.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

29-Sep

MACLEOD, GEORGE DEWAR (J/22008) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NT179 of No 21 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid to the Utrecht/Dusseldorf area.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

29-Sep

WATSON, WILFRED ALBERT (1010759) age: Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 62 Sqn but died in Japanese captivity on board the Maros Maru whilst being transported to Java from the Molucca Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

29-Sep

JACKSON, RONALD TREVOR (133673) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PT770 of No 74 Sqn, which crashed at Wevelghem after hitting an obstacle on the approach to land.  He is buried in Kortrijk (St Jan) Communal Cemetery

29-Sep

STANDEN, GEOFFREY (921798) age: 24 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 84 Sqn but died in Japanese captivity on board the Maros Maru whilst being transported to Java from the Molucca Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

29-Sep

LOMAS, EDWARD HENRY (152644) age: 30 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIX, MM643 RS-F of No 157 Sqn, which was shot down by a Me 410 off Lowestoft during an ASR search for MM646.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Sep

WADDINGTON, SIDNEY ARTHUR (127932) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIX, MM643 RS-F of No 157 Sqn, which was shot down by a Me 410 off Lowestoft during an ASR search for MM647.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Sep

FRY, PETER WILLIAM (50229) age: 25 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIX, MM646 RS-R of No 157 Sqn, which was lost on an intruder sortie to Handorf.  He is buried in Oosterhesselen (Geesbrug) General Cemetery

29-Sep

SMITH, HARRY (153441) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIX, MM646 RS-R of No 157 Sqn, which was lost on an intruder sortie to Handorf.  He is buried in Oosterhesselen (Geesbrug) General Cemetery

29-Sep

SAUNDERS, JOHN WALTER (142138) age: 46 R Sigs

Maj

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander IIIA V9749 MA-M of No 161 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a transit flight from le Bourget to Tempsford.  He is buried in Brookwood Memorial

29-Sep

CLARK, CHARLES PETER (106151) age: 35 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander IIIA V9749 MA-M of No 161 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a transit flight from le Bourget to Tempsford.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Sep

LAMBERTON, JAMES ALAN (150466) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander IIIA V9749 MA-M of No 161 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a transit flight from le Bourget to Tempsford.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Sep

COMPTON, ANTHONY WILFRED ALWYN(108944) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander IIIA V9749 MA-M of No 161 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a transit flight from le Bourget to Tempsford.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Sep

EDWARDS, THOMAS SYLVESTER (422049) age: 25 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN599 of No 182 Sqn, which was shot down near Huizen by a fighter.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Sep

HOPKINS, EMRYS (1315559) age: Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was serving with No 204 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Sep

DUFFIELD, THOMAS WILLIAM ATTLESSEY (1027675) age: 30 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 242 Sqn but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in Java.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

29-Sep

HUTCHINGS, CYRIL GEORGE(J/16294) age: Unknown RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, NH404 of No 401 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during a patrol to Nijmegen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Sep

CHAMBERS, RICHARD ERIC (J/90578) age: 24 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MJ874 of No 416 Sqn, which crash landed after being hit by flak.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

29-Sep

CORNELISON, JOHN EDGAR (J/27764) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, PD479 'Q' of No 438 Sqn, which was shot down near Arnhem by a Bf 109.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Sep

FEARON, DOROTHY (2112273) age: 31 WAAF

LACW

She was serving with No 501 Sqn but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, her death being registered in .  She is buried in Workington (Salterbeck) Cemetery.

29-Sep

FARADAY, OWEN PATRICK (128067) age: 31 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He possibly died from injuries sustained on 23 Sep 1944 whilst flying in Tempest V, EJ803 of No 501 Sqn, which was abandoned near Colchester following an engine failure.  He is buried in Burnham-on-Crouch Cemetery

29-Sep

McGOWAN, JOHN DOUGLAS (R/208585) age: 20 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He died from wounds sustained on 24 Sep 1944 whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM651 of No 576 Sqn, which was hit by flak during a raid on strong points at Calais.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

29-Sep

BOND, WILLIAM ALAN CHARLES (904985) age: 25 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 614 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

29-Sep

HALL, WILLIAM CHARLES (1381434) age: Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was serving with No 1 PRU but was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIB, FE976 of No 22 AACU, which spun into the ground near Landhi.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery.

29-Sep

DAVIES, GEORGE ALBERT (4310149) age: 29 RNZAF

WO

He died from burns sustained the previous day whilst flying in Wellington X, LP825 of No 11 OTU, which burst into flames after hitting a tree and power cables whilst making an emergency landing at Oakley.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

29-Sep

MELDRUM, ROBERT NAIRN (998337) age: 27 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 145 MU, when he died from injuries sustained in an accident.  He is buried in Ben M'sik European Cemetery.

29-Sep

HORNE, SIDNEY BASKERVILLE(1000041) age: 35 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 151 MU but died in Japanese captivity on board the Maros Maru whilst being transported to Java from the Molucca Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

29-Sep

TROUT, ALBERT WILLIAM DONALD (1176664) age: 34 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 153 MU but died in Japanese captivity on board the Maros Maru whilst being transported to Java from the Molucca Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

29-Sep

DYSON, JAMES THOMAS (1002145) age: 34 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 153 MU but died in Japanese captivity on board the Maros Maru whilst being transported to Java from the Molucca Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

29-Sep

ALLEN, PETER ANTHONY (1180034) age: 22 RAFVR

WO

He died from injuries sustained on 25 Sep 1944 whilst flying in Stirling III, EE972 of No 1665 HCU, which flew into high ground in the Cheviots during a cross-country training flight.  He is buried in Tilford (All Saints) Churchyard

29-Sep

LAMBERT, JOHN DIROM (141540) age: 31 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIB, FE976 of No 22 AACU, which spun into the ground near Landhi.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery.

29-Sep

JONES, ANDREW GERARD (1027910) age: Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving with No 225 Grp but died in Japanese captivity on board the Maros Maru whilst being transported to Java from the Molucca Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

29-Sep

WHITE, BRIDGET (425046) age: 27 WAAF

Cpl

She was serving with No 3 (P) AFU and died from injuries sustained when she was knocked down by a lorry on 29 Sep 1944 on the Cricklade Road in Cirencester.  She is buried in Clonmacnoise (Old Abbey) graveyard

29-Sep

COOPER, WALTER DAVID DICK (J/39012) age: 29 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, NK607 of No 34 Wing SU, which flew into high ground at Merston in Surrey in poor visibility.  4 others killed.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

29-Sep

PRIESTLEY, PAUL HENRY WESTON (110261) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, NK607 of No 34 Wing SU, which flew into high ground at Merston in Surrey in poor visibility.  4 others killed.  He is buried in Caterham and Warlingham (Caterham) Burial Ground

29-Sep

CHAPMAN, COLIN FRANK MORTLOCK (33380) age: 25 RAF

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, NK607 of No 34 Wing SU, which flew into high ground at Merston in Surrey in poor visibility.  4 others killed.  He is buried in Caterham and Warlingham (Caterham) Burial Ground

29-Sep

KAY, ALEC STEPHEN (1268842) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, NK607 of No 34 Wing SU, which flew into high ground at Merston in Surrey in poor visibility.  4 others killed.  He is buried in Kirk Ella Church Cemetery

29-Sep

COX, ROWLAND BRANSTON (37159) age: 31 RAF (RAFO)

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, NK607 of No 34 Wing SU, which flew into high ground at Merston in Surrey in poor visibility.  4 others killed.  He is buried in Newport (St Mary) Churchyard, Essex

29-Sep

JONES, HOWEL GWYN (532173) age: 26 RAF

Sgt

He had been serving with No 4 AACU but died in Japanese captivity on board the Maros Maru whilst being transported to Java from the Molucca Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

29-Sep

ROBERTS, ALFRED THOMAS (413666) age: 26 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, W4086 of No 60 OTU, which spun into the ground during a solo training flight possibly as a result of not changing over to the inner fuel tanks.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

29-Sep

WAGSTAFF, WALTER (1055467) age: Unknown RAFVR

LAC

The unit in which he had been serving is currently unknown but he died in Japanese captivity on board the Kenzen Maru whilst being transported to Java from the Molucca Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

29-Sep

TAYLOR, WILLIAM CUMMINGS (1076948) age: Unknown RAFVR

Cpl

The unit in which he had been serving is currently unknown but he died in Japanese captivity on board the Maros Maru whilst being transported to Java from the Molucca Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

29-Sep

DAVIS, STEWART JAMES (1281220) age: 25 RAFVR

LAC

The unit in which he had been serving is currently unknown but he died in Japanese captivity on board the Maros Maru whilst being transported to Java from the Molucca Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

29-Sep

MATHEWS, CHARLES WILLIAM ERNEST (1230437) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

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

29-Sep

SMART, LESLIE ROWLAND (1250523) age: Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving at Sungai Patani but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Weijami, Ambon.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

29-Sep

BOLTON, THOMAS BERNARD (1132976) age: 33 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Durham N W.  He is buried in Middlesbrough (Acklam) Cemetery

30-Sep

IRVING, GEORGE ROAN (1349829) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR207 YP- of No 23 Sqn, which came down near Grassel during a bomber support sortie to Brunswick.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

30-Sep

ARNOLD, EDMUND THOMAS (571572) age: 24 RAF

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in He died on board the Maros Maru whilst being transported from the Molucca Islands to Java of No 27 Sqn, which .  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Sep

BUNDOCK, ALFRED RICHARD (538565) age: Unknown RAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 175 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery

30-Sep

WALTERS, CLIFFORD JAMES (52672) age: 30 RAF

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FW205 of No 226 Sqn, which crashed near Friston in East Sussex after catching fire in the air.  He is buried in Surbiton Cemetery

30-Sep

ATKINS, LEONARD GEORGE(654183) age: Unknown RAF

Cpl

He had been serving with No 241 Sqn and was probably killed during an attack on Rimini airfield by Ju 87s.  He is buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery

30-Sep

MATTHEWS, FRANCIS NORMAN (1194236) age: 32 RAFVR

Cpl

He had been serving with No 241 Sqn and was probably killed during an attack on Rimini airfield by Ju 87s.  He is buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery

30-Sep

BEAL, ARTHUR ROBERT (1183668) age: 30 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 241 Sqn and was probably killed during an attack on Rimini airfield by Ju 87s.  He is buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery

30-Sep

BROWN, REGINALD LESLIE ARTHUR (1156203) age: 30 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 241 Sqn and was probably killed during an attack on Rimini airfield by Ju 87s.  He is buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery

30-Sep

CLARK, FRANCIS HENRY (1501233) age: 22 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 241 Sqn and was probably killed during an attack on Rimini airfield by Ju 87s.  He is buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery

30-Sep

ELLISON, ERIC (1535978) age: 23 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 241 Sqn and was probably killed during an attack on Rimini airfield by Ju 87s.  He is buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery

30-Sep

GRIFFITHS, JOHN CHARLES (1016621) age: 33 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 241 Sqn and was probably killed during an attack on Rimini airfield by Ju 87s.  He is buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery

30-Sep

PICKERING, THOMAS RICHARD (1670005) age: 21 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 241 Sqn and was probably killed during an attack on Rimini airfield by Ju 87s.  He is buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery

30-Sep

WORTON, NORMAN (1176269) age: Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 241 Sqn and was probably killed during an attack on Rimini airfield by Ju 87s.  He is buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery

30-Sep

CARN, NORMAN GEORGE GILBERT (1334625) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, EJ629 'O' of No 274 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Arnhem.  He is buried in Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery

30-Sep

ALLIN, GILBERT JOHN (154550) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS906 of No 418 Sqn, which was lost on a Day Ranger in the Aalborg area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-Sep

THOMAS, ROBIN HUGH (103025) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS906 of No 418 Sqn, which was lost on a Day Ranger in the Aalborg area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-Sep

FREDERICKSON, TURNER (J/86863) age:  RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax, VII, LW197 OW-S of No 426 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at Buschhausen during  a raid to Sterkrade.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

30-Sep

McPHEE, VERNE ALEXANDER (J/93391) age: 19 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax, VII, LW197 OW-S of No 426 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at Buschhausen during  a raid to Sterkrade.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

30-Sep

PELECHATY, IGNATIUS THOMAS (J/90271) age: 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax, VII, LW197 OW-S of No 426 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at Buschhausen during  a raid to Sterkrade.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

30-Sep

RYAN, GERALD ERNEST (J/90272) age: 25 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax, VII, LW197 OW-S of No 426 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at Buschhausen during  a raid to Sterkrade.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

30-Sep

SULLIVAN, JOHN (1572372) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax, VII, LW197 OW-S of No 426 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at Buschhausen during  a raid to Sterkrade.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

30-Sep

SHALLCRASS, FREDERICK NETTLESHIP (40678) age: 29 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS988 'S' of No 487 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie to Arnhem.  He is buried in Crathie Cemetery, Crathie and Braemar

30-Sep

NORTH, GUY WILLIAM HAY (427845) age: 26 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS988 'S' of No 487 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie to Arnhem.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-Sep

CAWFIELD, HENRY GEORGE(1445344) age: 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst serving with No 2726 Sqn RAF Regiment, but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-Sep

JORDAN, FREDERICK WALTER (1318673) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was possibly  killed whilst flying in Anson I, LT532 of No 10 AGS, which collided with the cable being towed by a Master on the approach to Barrow.  He is buried in Portsmouth (Kingston) Cemetery

30-Sep

CONISBEE, GORDON HUBERT CHARLES (1601080) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly  killed whilst flying in Anson I, LT532 of No 10 AGS, which collided with the cable being towed by a Master on the approach to Barrow.  He is buried in Stopsley (St Thomas) Churchyard

30-Sep

HARVEY, ALFRED DOWNS (2200284) age: 35 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 124 Wing, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

30-Sep

TAYLOR, SIDNEY IVOR (1014128) age: 33 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 151 MU but died in Japanese captivity on board the Maros Maru whilst being transported to Java from the Molucca Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Sep

MURCOTT, CHARLES LEONARD (912769) age: Unknown RAFVR

Cpl

He had been serving with No 153 MU but died in Japanese captivity on board the Maros Maru whilst being transported to Java from the Molucca Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Sep

BIESIOT, LESLIE HENDRIK (427370) age: 30 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK501 QQ-L of No 1651 HCU, which crashed out of control shortly after taking off from Wratting Common after a fire broke out in an engine and spread to the fuselage.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

30-Sep

TITCHENER, ALEC SIDNEY (1896743) age: 34 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK501 QQ-L of No 1651 HCU, which crashed out of control shortly after taking off from Wratting Common after a fire broke out in an engine and spread to the fuselage.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

30-Sep

DARE, JACK (1652040) age: 29 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK501 QQ-L of No 1651 HCU, which crashed out of control shortly after taking off from Wratting Common after a fire broke out in an engine and spread to the fuselage.  He is buried in Cardiff (Llandaff) Cemetery

30-Sep

STEPHENSON, HARRY (1684795) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK501 QQ-L of No 1651 HCU, which crashed out of control shortly after taking off from Wratting Common after a fire broke out in an engine and spread to the fuselage.  He is buried in Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery

30-Sep

DAVIES, SIDNEY FRANK (1605840) age: 29 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK501 QQ-L of No 1651 HCU, which crashed out of control shortly after taking off from Wratting Common after a fire broke out in an engine and spread to the fuselage.  He is buried in Sketty (Bethel) Welsh Congregational Chapelyard

30-Sep

CROZIER, GILBERT (2213869) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He died in the SSQ from injuries sustained whilst flying in Stirling III, LK501 QQ-L of No 1651 HCU, which crashed out of control shortly after taking off from Wratting Common after a fire broke out in an engine and spread to the fuselage.  He is buried in Roecliffe (St Mary) Churchyard

30-Sep

RAYMOND, JAMES WILLIAM (953262) age: 23 RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 166 MU, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Nicosia War Cemetery

30-Sep

VALENTINE, GEORGE(54979) age: 23 RAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG967 'Q' of No 31 SAAF, which broke up due to severe turbulence during a raid on the bridge at San Benedetto.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

30-Sep

AIRLIE, JOHN RODGER BLAIR (1823818) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG967 'Q' of No 31 SAAF, which broke up due to severe turbulence during a raid on the bridge at San Benedetto.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

30-Sep

BRADSHAW, GEORGE WILLIAM (1803965) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG967 'Q' of No 31 SAAF, which broke up due to severe turbulence during a raid on the bridge at San Benedetto.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

30-Sep

KNIGHT, CYRIL ROY (1805887) age: 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG967 'Q' of No 31 SAAF, which broke up due to severe turbulence during a raid on the bridge at San Benedetto.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

30-Sep

REILLY, BERNARD (1825864) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG967 'Q' of No 31 SAAF, which broke up due to severe turbulence during a raid on the bridge at San Benedetto.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

30-Sep

ROGERS, EDWARD FREDERICK (958747) age: 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG967 'Q' of No 31 SAAF, which broke up due to severe turbulence during a raid on the bridge at San Benedetto.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

30-Sep

STOCKFORD, ELWYN (1651533) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG967 'Q' of No 31 SAAF, which broke up due to severe turbulence during a raid on the bridge at San Benedetto.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

30-Sep

WHITE, WALTER TERRANCE(1836638) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG967 'Q' of No 31 SAAF, which broke up due to severe turbulence during a raid on the bridge at San Benedetto.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

30-Sep

WEST, ALAN FREDERICK (1811047) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6878 of No 42 OTU, which crashed near Goole and burst into flames during a night cross country, possibly due to an engine failure.  He is buried in King's Lynn (Gayton Road) Cemetery

30-Sep

HANNAN, DANIEL (1673056) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6878 of No 42 OTU, which crashed near Goole and burst into flames during a night cross country, possibly due to an engine failure.  He is buried in Moston (St Joseph's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

30-Sep

SILVER, MAURICE(1284558) age: 32 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6878 of No 42 OTU, which crashed near Goole and burst into flames during a night cross country, possibly due to an engine failure.  He is buried in Willesden Jewish Cemetery

30-Sep

PIGOTT, GEORGE(1564236) age: 28 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6878 of No 42 OTU, which crashed near Goole and burst into flames during a night cross country, possibly due to an engine failure.  He was cremated at Edinburgh (Warriston) Crematorium

30-Sep

CHAFFEY, HECTOR CLAYTON (798757) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6878 of No 42 OTU, which crashed near Goole and burst into flames during a night cross country, possibly due to an engine failure.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

30-Sep

McNAIR-TAYLOR, RAPHAEL RAYMOND (127884) age: 25 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P7884 of No 57 OTU, which crashed into Druidge Bay, Northumberland after colliding with Spitfire, BL697.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-Sep

DICKEN, RAYMOND LESLIE(1578137) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA357 of No 78 OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

30-Sep

HUMPHRIS, ALLAN ARTHUR (1575512) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA357 of No 78 OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

30-Sep

LEACH, ROBERT FRANK (1800891) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA357 of No 78 OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

30-Sep

PARKER, JOHN LAIRD (1564445) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA357 of No 78 OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

30-Sep

JONES, LEONARD WILLIAM (1285258) age: 22 RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving at AHQ FE but died in Japanese captivity on board the Maros Maru whilst being transported to Java from the Molucca Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Sep

ROWLAND, FRANK WALLACE(1161258) age: 28 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving at Ipoh but died in Japanese captivity on board the Maros Maru whilst being transported to Java from the Molucca Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Sep

DORE, RONALD (1103192) age: 32 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving at Kallang but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Weijami, Ambon.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

30-Sep

WIEDEN, Franciszek(P.1484) age: 53 PAF

Gp Capt

He was serving with the P.S.P. and died at Victoria Hospital, Blackpool.  He is buried in Blackpool (Layton) Cemetery.

30-Sep

TAYLOR, SIDNEY JOSEPH (1171398) age: 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in Rhodesia but his unit and exact cause of his death has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery

30-Sep

BROWN, GEORGE FRANK (639945) age: 28 RAF

LAC

He had been serving at Seletar but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in Java.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

30-Sep

WORTHINGTON, FRED STEPHEN (1022139) age: 34 RAFVR

Cpl

He had been serving at Seletar but was killed in Japanese captivity on board the Ural Maru when it sunk by USS Flasher west of Manila.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Sep

WILLIAMS, VINCENT (972574) age: 23 RAFVR

Cpl

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

30-Sep

BROUGH, LESLIE BENNETT (997020) age: 28 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Romford 4 Qtr.  He is buried in Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery

30-Sep

COOKE, LESLIE WILLIAM PERCY (1801351) age: 29 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly  killed whilst flying in Anson I, LT532 of No 10 AGS, which collided with the cable being towed by a Master on the approach to Barrow.  He is buried in Sutton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

30-Sep

CAMPBELL, IAN (1329530) age: 54 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in St Austell 4 Qtr.  He is buried in St Columb Major Cemetery

30-Sep

TRIPLETT, FRANK (542855) age: 23 RAF

Sgt

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

30-Sep

BARKER, ELEANOR M. (881177) age: Unknown WAAF

Flt Sgt

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 Sleaford Cemetery

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