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Casualties - 17 - 19 October 1944


17-Oct

ROUGH, LEONARD AUBREY (923794) age: 28 RAFVR

Cpl

He had been serving with No 84 Sqn but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Muna.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

17-Oct

EMERY, SYDNEY JAMES (J/22394) age: 28 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE709 of No 177 Sqn, which crashed into high ground shortly after taking off from Chuinga.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-Oct

JAMES, RONALD GWYN (191284) age: 24 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE709 of No 177 Sqn, which crashed into high ground shortly after taking off from Chuinga.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-Oct

SKEDGE , MAURICE HENRY (931023) age: 23 RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving with No 211 Sqn but died in Japanese captivity on board the Maros Maru whilst being transported to Java from the Molucca Islands.  He is buried in Singapore Memorial

17-Oct

SOUTHALL, HENRY CHARLES (1169108) age: 24 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 211 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

17-Oct

McGREGOR, ROBERT MUIR (547285) age: 27 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG857 of No 547 Sqn, which flew into Wireless Hill near Montrose as it set out on an anti submarine patrol.  He is buried in Carnmoney Cemetery East

17-Oct

DAYNES, RONALD CLAXTON (1258582) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG857 of No 547 Sqn, which flew into Wireless Hill near Montrose as it set out on an anti submarine patrol.  He is buried in Harrow (Pinner) New Cemetery

17-Oct

LEE, ARTHUR JOHN LANGDON (1151390) age: 30 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG857 of No 547 Sqn, which flew into Wireless Hill near Montrose as it set out on an anti submarine patrol.  He is buried in Kettering (London Road) Cemetery

17-Oct

EDWARDS, DAVID NICHOLAS (160971) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG857 of No 547 Sqn, which flew into Wireless Hill near Montrose as it set out on an anti submarine patrol.  He is buried in Montrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery

17-Oct

MENZIES, JAMES ROBERT (J/36254) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG857 of No 547 Sqn, which flew into Wireless Hill near Montrose as it set out on an anti submarine patrol.  He is buried in Montrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery

17-Oct

LEE, JOHN GEORGE (1339116) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG857 of No 547 Sqn, which flew into Wireless Hill near Montrose as it set out on an anti submarine patrol.  He is buried in Plymouth (Weston Mill) Cemetery

17-Oct

TOWNSHEND, CYRIL EDWARD (1579593) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG857 of No 547 Sqn, which flew into Wireless Hill near Montrose as it set out on an anti submarine patrol.  He is buried in Surbiton Cemetery

17-Oct

PACK, LAWRENCE ERNEST (1455095) age: 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst serving with No 2960 Sqn RAF Regiment, but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Imphal War Cemetery

17-Oct

JARDINE, JOHN GEORGE (628473) age: 23 RAF

LAC

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

17-Oct

LANDSKY, JOHN FREDERICK (J/40062) age: 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL240 ZU-K of No 1664 HCU, which crashed at Melmerby shortly after taking off from Dishforth for a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

17-Oct

LEE, WILLIAM JOHN (J/38402) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL240 ZU-K of No 1664 HCU, which crashed at Melmerby shortly after taking off from Dishforth for a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

17-Oct

STRICKLAND, GEORGE JOHN (J/37031) age: 27 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL240 ZU-K of No 1664 HCU, which crashed at Melmerby shortly after taking off from Dishforth for a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

17-Oct

NEUMANN, ELMER JOHN (R/220181) age: 30 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL240 ZU-K of No 1664 HCU, which crashed at Melmerby shortly after taking off from Dishforth for a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

17-Oct

POWELL, JAMES LEE (R/208276) age: 20 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL240 ZU-K of No 1664 HCU, which crashed at Melmerby shortly after taking off from Dishforth for a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

17-Oct

SPENCER, GORDON LEONARD (R/270670) age: 19 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL240 ZU-K of No 1664 HCU, which crashed at Melmerby shortly after taking off from Dishforth for a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

17-Oct

MATSUYAMA, JOHN SHIRO (1869883) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL240 ZU-K of No 1664 HCU, which crashed at Melmerby shortly after taking off from Dishforth for a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery

17-Oct

KULAGOWSKI, Piotr(P.706495) age: 32 PAF

Sgt

He died in Louth Infirmary from injuries sustained whilst flying in Wellington  X, HE289  of No 18 OTU, which occurred during training flight.  He is buried in Newark-on-Trent Cemetery

17-Oct

LEIVERS, ERNEST WLLLLAM (1819426) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD685 XF-J of No 19 OTU, which exploded in the air near Seaham in County Durham during an evening navigation exercise.  He is buried in Derby (Normanton) Cemetery

17-Oct

REED, KENNETH (J/28669) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD685 XF-J of No 19 OTU, which exploded in the air near Seaham in County Durham during an evening navigation exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

17-Oct

WALL, WALTER DOUGLAS (J/41664) age: 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD685 XF-J of No 19 OTU, which exploded in the air near Seaham in County Durham during an evening navigation exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

17-Oct

DOWDING, JOHN FREDERICK (J/46041) age: 17 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD685 XF-J of No 19 OTU, which exploded in the air near Seaham in County Durham during an evening navigation exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

17-Oct

SUNSTRUM, ALEXANDER LORNE (J/46038) age: 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD685 XF-J of No 19 OTU, which exploded in the air near Seaham in County Durham during an evening navigation exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

17-Oct

OLMSTEAD, LESLIE JOHN (R/213888) age: 29 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD685 XF-J of No 19 OTU, which exploded in the air near Seaham in County Durham during an evening navigation exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

17-Oct

DUMONT, NORMAN CHARLES (J/41951) age: 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP610 of No 24 OTU, which came down out of control into Weryan Bay, Cornwall during an evening navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Oct

ORROCK, ROBERT CLIFFORD (R/192788) age: 21 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP610 of No 24 OTU, which came down out of control into Weryan Bay, Cornwall during an evening navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Oct

POST, ERIC JAMES (R/283140) age: 17 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP610 of No 24 OTU, which came down out of control into Weryan Bay, Cornwall during an evening navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Oct

FERRON, GILLES ARTHUR (R/126859) age: 23 RCAF

LAC

He was serving with No 410 RSU and was killed whilst on leave in Brussels after being hit by an Army truck.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

17-Oct

HUSSEY, CLIFFORD GEORGE (1628553) age: 19 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 4211 (ex, DG736) of No 44 AS, which crashed at Bushman's River Station during a low flying exercise.  He is buried in Grahamstown New Cemetery

17-Oct

SNASHALL, DESMOND (1815889) age: Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 4211 (ex, DG736) of No 44 AS, which crashed at Bushman's River Station during a low flying exercise.  He is buried in Grahamstown New Cemetery

17-Oct

CROXTON, DENNIS FREDERICK (1603219) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 4211 (ex, DG736) of No 44 AS, which crashed at Bushman's River Station during a low flying exercise.  He is buried in Grahamstown New Cemetery

17-Oct

WILLIAMS, BARBARA (2080596) age: 22 WAAF

LACW

She was killed/died whilst serving at AHQ EM, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  She is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery

17-Oct

STENHOFF, JOHN FREDERICK (632575) age: 25 RAF

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

17-Oct

HAYES, SIDNEY (1497125) age: 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving with the RAF Reg Depot, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

17-Oct

FORSHAW, JOHN RICHARD WHARTON (515321) age: Unknown RAF

Sgt

He had been serving at Sungei Patani 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

17-Oct

MacDONALD, WILLIAM MORRIS (855066) age: 32 AuxAF

LAC

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

18-Oct

HEMMENS, PHILIP DEREK (152583) age: 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 49 and died from septicaemia, rheumatic fever and pneumonia whilst being held captive in Buchenwald concentration camp.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Oct

SMITH, KENNETH VICTOR (423077) age: 21 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK544 KO-U of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bonn.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Oct

SKELTON, IVAN GEORGE (152714) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK544 KO-U of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bonn.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Oct

DENHOLM, ROBERT RUSSELL (417567) age: 22 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK544 KO-U of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bonn.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Oct

CONSTABLE, JOHN CHARLES (1890908) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK544 KO-U of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bonn.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Oct

GREENER, THOMAS (1673038) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK544 KO-U of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bonn.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Oct

MASON, ERIC THOMAS (1814786) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK544 KO-U of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bonn.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Oct

RUTSON, GEORGE JACK (1894564) age: 31 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK544 KO-U of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bonn.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Oct

BAKER, KELTS COLFAX (J/6291) age: 27 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 129 and died from coal gas poisoning.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

18-Oct

BYER, STANLEY THOMAS (174641) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN248 of No 182 Sqn, which crashed in a force landing near Venray after being hit by flak.  He is buried in Venray War Cemetery

18-Oct

VANCE, FRANCIS JOSEPH (183180) age: 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MP157 of No 197 Sqn, which crashed near Kortevan after being hit by flak.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

18-Oct

PAINTER, RAYMOND SYDNEY (152568) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE540 'Z' of No 211 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese fighters during a raid on Mingaladon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

18-Oct

COLES, RODNEY MAXWELL (41553) age: Unknown RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE540 'Z' of No 211 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese fighters during a raid on Mingaladon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

18-Oct

ANDERTON, JAMES (1085594) age: 23 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in He died on board the Maros Maru whilst being transported to Java from the Molucca Islands of No 211 Sqn, which .  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

18-Oct

DARLINGTON, JAMES (982422) age: 25 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN319 'Z' of No 245 Sqn, which crashed near Horst after being hit by flak.  He is buried in Venray War Cemetery

18-Oct

LEPSOE, R () age: 

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PL492 'L' of No 332 Sqn, which was shot down during a dive bombing attack on enemy MT.  He is buried in

18-Oct

COTTERILL, STANLEY HERBERT ROSS (J/4874) age: 24 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR351 of No 418 Sqn, which was lost on the return flight from Italy to the UK having completed a Day Ranger the previous day.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

18-Oct

FINLAYSON, COLIN GOWANS (J/13956) age: 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR351 of No 418 Sqn, which was lost on the return flight from Italy to the UK having completed a Day Ranger the previous day.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

18-Oct

HOLYOAK, DENNIS GORDON (1218832) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF961 LE-L of No 630 Sqn, which crashed into the northern edge of the North Yorkshire Moors near Osmotherley, probably as the result of icing during a training flight.  He is buried in Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery

18-Oct

EVANS, CLIFFORD JOHN (1312674) age: 35 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF961 LE-L of No 630 Sqn, which crashed into the northern edge of the North Yorkshire Moors near Osmotherley, probably as the result of icing during a training flight.  He is buried in Bridgend Cemetery

18-Oct

WHITE, WILLIAM ALBERT (1600618) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF961 LE-L of No 630 Sqn, which crashed into the northern edge of the North Yorkshire Moors near Osmotherley, probably as the result of icing during a training flight.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

18-Oct

COOK, LEONARD GEORGE (1813397) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF961 LE-L of No 630 Sqn, which crashed into the northern edge of the North Yorkshire Moors near Osmotherley, probably as the result of icing during a training flight.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

18-Oct

FITZPATRICK, JOHN CHRISTOPHER (1575467) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF961 LE-L of No 630 Sqn, which crashed into the northern edge of the North Yorkshire Moors near Osmotherley, probably as the result of icing during a training flight.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

18-Oct

DAVIS, GERALD JOSEPH (515502) age: 34 RAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF961 LE-L of No 630 Sqn, which crashed into the northern edge of the North Yorkshire Moors near Osmotherley, probably as the result of icing during a training flight.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

18-Oct

BRAMMER, DENNIS ARCHIBALD (151568) age: 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF961 LE-L of No 630 Sqn, which crashed into the northern edge of the North Yorkshire Moors near Osmotherley, probably as the result of icing during a training flight.  He is buried in Stone Cemetery, Staffordshire

18-Oct

PILGRIM, DENNIS WILLIAM (929612) age: 29 RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 10 Sig Cen, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

18-Oct

BAILEY, BRUCE HERBERT (1090011) age: 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 113 MU, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery

18-Oct

SPARKS, GERALD ROBERT (541674) age: 32 RAF

Cpl

He had been serving with No 225 Grp but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Muna.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

18-Oct

REYNOLDS, FRANK (1284002) age: 28 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 49 WU, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Florence War Cemetery

18-Oct

HAYWARD, PHILIP GEORGE (1166634) age: 32 RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving with No 512 AMES 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

18-Oct

NAYLOR, THOMAS (1075657) age: 32 RAFVR

AC1

The unit in which he had been serving is currently unknown but he died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in Java.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

18-Oct

CRADDOCK, GEORGE (1502618) age: Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in  of No PAIFORCE Comm Flt, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery

18-Oct

HARRIES, The Rev. HUBERT JAMES JOHN (88005) age: 37 RAFVR

Chaplain

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Barrow upon Soar.  He is buried in Sketty (St Paul) Churchyard

18-Oct

HURST, JAMES STEPHEN (515332) 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 Berkhamsted.  He is buried in Dunstable Cemetery

18-Oct

ROLFE, JOHN WALTER (560680) age: 34 RAF

Flt Sgt

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

18-Oct

MUSGROVE, GEOFFREY DENNIS (1818707) age: 23 RAFVR

AC1

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 Wendover (St Mary) Churchyard

18-Oct

STONE, GEORGE ROBERT (141063) age: 38 RAFVR

Fg Off

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

18-Oct

DOWNS, WILLIAM (339715) age: 33 RAF

Sgt

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

19-Oct

DAVIES, RICHARD (182167) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM715 WS-C of No 9 Sqn, which came down Freudenstadt during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

19-Oct

NEWMAN, ERNEST (1109109) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM715 WS-C of No 9 Sqn, which came down Freudenstadt during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

19-Oct

RICHARDS, CLIFFORD DUDLEY (1339312) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM715 WS-C of No 9 Sqn, which came down Freudenstadt during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

19-Oct

PHILLIPS, LEONARD (1836349) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM715 WS-C of No 9 Sqn, which came down Freudenstadt during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

19-Oct

RICE, EDWARD MORGAN PENRY (1661067) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM715 WS-C of No 9 Sqn, which came down Freudenstadt during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

19-Oct

WARD, HAROLD VICTOR (1582145) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM715 WS-C of No 9 Sqn, which came down Freudenstadt during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

19-Oct

BRUNTON, WILLIAM EDWARD (425737) age: 24 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB425 DX-G of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

19-Oct

WEBB, CYRIL STANLEY (1629973) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was flying in Lancaster I, ME595 QR-Y of No 61 Sqn, which he abandoned on 14/15 Oct 1944 during a raid to Brunswick.  He was captured and handed over to the local police but was murdered whilst he was being transported from there to the Luftwaffe base at Vilkenrode.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

19-Oct

BROOKER, GREGORY BERNARD (122416) age: 30 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIX, TA400 VY-J of No 85 Sqn, which was lost on a bomber support sortie.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

19-Oct

DUMMETT, QUINTON ROWLAND (102534V) age: 24 SAAF

Capt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, LZ823 of No 94 Sqn, which crashed whilst landing at Kalamaki.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery

19-Oct

WHIPP, LEONARD PRIESTLEY (173314) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, ML993 of No 105 Sqn, which came down near Great Staughton after its tail was blown off by the explosion of the 4,000lb it jettisoned having experienced technical problems en-route to a raid on Dusseldorf.  He is buried in Chatburn (Christ Church) Churchyard

19-Oct

BERTENSHAW, CLIFFORD (158336) age: 30 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, ML993 of No 105 Sqn, which came down near Great Staughton after its tail was blown off by the explosion of the 4,000lb it jettisoned having experienced technical problems en-route to a raid on Dusseldorf.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

19-Oct

HYNES, KEITH FREDERICK (403514) age: 24 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, MM178 HS-V of No 109 Sqn, which came down in Belgium during a raid to Pforzheim.  He is buried in Adinkerke Military Cemetery

19-Oct

KAY, DESMOND HAYWARD SIDLEY (42006) age: 25 RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, MM178 HS-V of No 109 Sqn, which came down in Belgium during a raid to Pforzheim.  He is buried in Adinkerke Military Cemetery

19-Oct

STEELE, CHARLES GIBSON (424114) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD319 'G' of No 148 Sqn, which flew into trees near Maribor in Yugoslavia during its dropping run (Operation 'Cuckold 20').  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery.

19-Oct

EDWARDS, PETER HARRY (1601873) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD319 'G' of No 148 Sqn, which flew into trees near Maribor in Yugoslavia during its dropping run (Operation 'Cuckold 20').  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery.

19-Oct

CLARKE, DAVID (1824674) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD319 'G' of No 148 Sqn, which flew into trees near Maribor in Yugoslavia during its dropping run (Operation 'Cuckold 20').  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery.

19-Oct

DAKER, KENNETH DOUGLAS (1581777) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JD319 'G' of No 148 Sqn, which flew into trees near Maribor in Yugoslavia during its dropping run (Operation 'Cuckold 20').  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery.

19-Oct

LEVY, ROSS VICTOR (ALLAN) (416831) age: 21 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK207 MA-W of No 161 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Potton in Bedfordshire during an air test.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

19-Oct

ATKINSON, WILFRED GEORGE (187342) age: Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK207 MA-W of No 161 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Potton in Bedfordshire during an air test.  He is buried in Manchester (Gorton) Cemetery

19-Oct

COVENEY, ALBERT JAMES (1600580) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK207 MA-W of No 161 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Potton in Bedfordshire during an air test.  He is buried in Sutton Cemetery

19-Oct

KELLY, PATRICK (1892357) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK207 MA-W of No 161 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Potton in Bedfordshire during an air test.  He is buried in Tottenham Cemetery

19-Oct

STIGGER, JAMES WILLIAM (142453) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK207 MA-W of No 161 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Potton in Bedfordshire during an air test.  He is buried in Willesden New Cemetery

19-Oct

GASKIN, RONALD ALASTAIR (J/37339) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN851 'H' of No 184 Sqn, which came down near Neukirchen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

19-Oct

FREES, JOHN ROBERT (429404) age: 26 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG176 AP-H of No 186 Sqn, which came down near Matlexey during a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

19-Oct

GRAHAM, IAN DUNDE (413407) age: 30 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG176 AP-H of No 186 Sqn, which came down near Matlexey during a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

19-Oct

McFARLANE, JOHN DUNCAN KING (421981) age: 23 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG176 AP-H of No 186 Sqn, which came down near Matlexey during a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

19-Oct

BRUNSKILL, EDWARD (1514782) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG176 AP-H of No 186 Sqn, which came down near Matlexey during a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

19-Oct

EVANS, FRANK (1146235) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG176 AP-H of No 186 Sqn, which came down near Matlexey during a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

19-Oct

RAINE, WILLIAM (1565370) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG176 AP-H of No 186 Sqn, which came down near Matlexey during a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

19-Oct

SUMNER, HENRY ALAN (1335456) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG176 AP-H of No 186 Sqn, which came down near Matlexey during a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

19-Oct

KOMAISAVAI, ISIKELI DOVIVERATA (1553660) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 234 Sqn and possibly died whilst being treated in the RAF Hospital, Halton, his death being registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

19-Oct

MARTIN, NORMAN MAGNUS MCLEOD DFC (970254) age: 29 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR125 of No 235 Sqn, which ditched off the Norwegian coast after being hit by flak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Oct

DAVEY, CYRIL NORMAN VICTOR (1314003) age: 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, KH428 of No 249 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation to bomb the railway at Amyntaion.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

19-Oct

DE SAINT AUBAIN, CAMILLE ALBERT JOSEPH  (130771) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PT841 of No 349 Sqn, which was shot down near Breskens during a bombing sortie.  He is buried in Deinze Communal Cemetery

19-Oct

MIDDLETON, CHARLES GORDON (437314) age: 23 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB152 AR-Z of No 460 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

19-Oct

KENEALY, EDWARD JOSEPH (430890) age: 19 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB152 AR-Z of No 460 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

19-Oct

NEWMAN, GEORGE HENRY (427929) age: 25 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB152 AR-Z of No 460 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

19-Oct

FONTAINE, PETER (415940) age: 23 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB152 AR-Z of No 460 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

19-Oct

CHISMAN, ARTHUR LANGLEY (1896735) age: 31 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB152 AR-Z of No 460 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

19-Oct

KRUTLIE, REGINALD ARTHUR (421870) age: 31 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB152 AR-Z of No 460 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

19-Oct

BOLLAND, REGINALD CHARLES (625196) age: Unknown RAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PL432 of No 504 Sqn, which was lost on a weather recce sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Oct

CORNELL, REGINALD HENRY (152793) age: 33 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XX, KB215 AZ-H of No 627 Sqn, when he became trapped in the escape hatch as he attempted to bale out following the detonation of a marker bomb in the bomb bay during a practice flight over the Wainfleet ranges.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery

19-Oct

STEWART, ROBERT NAIRN MAIN (1047393) age: 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst serving with No 2890 Sqn RAF Regiment, but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained, however his death was registered at Northumberland N 2nd.  He is buried in Amble West Cemetery

19-Oct

MASSIE, DOUGLAS (1366185) age: 37 RAFVR

AC2

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

19-Oct

BURGESS, NEIL CONWAY (4212641) age: 21 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK488 of No 1651 HCU, which flew into a mountain near Maribor in Yugoslavia on its return from Operation Cuckold 20.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

19-Oct

FUREY, REX PATRICK (428189) age: 21 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK488 of No 1651 HCU, which flew into Mickle Fell whilst flying in mist during a low level cross country exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

19-Oct

STACK, JOHN MATTHEW (4213651) age: 27 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK488 of No 1651 HCU, which flew into Mickle Fell whilst flying in mist during a low level cross country exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

19-Oct

YOUNG, PETER DAWBARN (425313) age: 22 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK488 of No 1651 HCU, which flew into Mickle Fell whilst flying in mist during a low level cross country exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

19-Oct

DAVIS, BERTRAM GEORGE (1896494) age: 36 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK488 of No 1651 HCU, which flew into Mickle Fell whilst flying in mist during a low level cross country exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

19-Oct

CHILD, GEORGE (425233) age: 31 RNZAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LK488 of No 1651 HCU, which flew into Mickle Fell whilst flying in mist during a low level cross country exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

19-Oct

BIRNBAUM, ELIZABETH (BUZSUKA) (2992373) age: 23 WAAF

ACW1

She was killed whilst flying in  of No 24 SOR, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  She is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery

19-Oct

EASTWOOD, THOMAS PHILIP (2226284) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP332 of No 29 OTU, which broke up in a dive near Castle Donington after becoming iced up during a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Mellor (St Mary) Churchyard

19-Oct

MANLY, RICHARD JOSEPH (437624) age: Unknown RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP332 of No 29 OTU, which broke up in a dive near Castle Donington after becoming iced up during a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

19-Oct

GEEN, KENNETH ROY (1895133) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP332 of No 29 OTU, which broke up in a dive near Castle Donington after becoming iced up during a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

19-Oct

JACKSON, CYRIL ALFRED LEONARD (1892759) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP332 of No 29 OTU, which broke up in a dive near Castle Donington after becoming iced up during a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

19-Oct

PILL, MAXWELL JOHN (1605288) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP332 of No 29 OTU, which broke up in a dive near Castle Donington after becoming iced up during a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

19-Oct

LE MASURIER, ROY STUART DE VALOIS DFC, AFC (60793) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst serving with No 78 OTU but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery

19-Oct

MEEHAN, ANTHONY (1029262) age: Unknown RAFVR

AC1

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

19-Oct

HEAP, MICHAEL GEORGE (523496) age: Unknown RAF

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

19-Oct

KEENE, ALFRED (1384350) age: 33 RAFVR

AC2

The unit in which he had been serving is currently unknown but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Muna.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

19-Oct

HORMIS DANIEL (4750) age: Unknown IL

Cpl

He was probably serving with the 1 Para Sqn, Iraq Levies, and died from wounds sustained on 9 Oct 1944 during an the action to take Monastery Hill during an operation with 2 Commando Brigade against Sarande in Albania.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery.

19-Oct

STOCKTON, NORMAN (1104238) age: Unknown RAFVR

LAC

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

19-Oct

MILLATT, DEREK (164810) age: 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, DE625 of RAF Doncaster, which dived into the ground at Willersley after control failure.  He is buried in Ashton-upon-Mersey (St Martin) Churchyard

19-Oct

JONES, PETER RONALD VINCENT (164775) age: 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, DE625 of RAF Doncaster, which dived into the ground at Willersley after control failure.  He is buried in Loughton Burial Ground

19-Oct

DRINKWATER, FRED (1623963) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Scunthorpe (31).  He is buried in Pontefract Cemetery

19-Oct

HAMILTON, JOHN EDWARD (1803677) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

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

19-Oct

FERGUSON, WILLIAM (1555726) age: 23 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Glasgow (Sandymount) Cemetery

19-Oct

SMILLIE, MARY DONELLY (421073) age: 22 WAAF

Cpl

She was serving in the UK and died at Gleneagles Hospital, Blackford from Pulmonary Tuberculosis.  She is buried in Shotts (Kirk of Shotts) Cemetery.

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