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Casualties - 26 - 28 October 1944


26-Oct

HETHERINGTON, WILLIAM JAMES (546224) age: 24 RAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 60 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

26-Oct

BURTON, JAMES ROBERTS (J/25377) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND626 AS-O of No 166 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off Heligoland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Oct

HILL, JAMES BURLEIGH (J/35779) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND626 AS-O of No 166 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off Heligoland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Oct

WALKER, DONALD EDWARD (J/36320) age: 31 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND626 AS-O of No 166 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off Heligoland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Oct

ELDERS, GEORGE STANLEY (748485) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND626 AS-O of No 166 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off Heligoland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Oct

TARBARD, VICTOR (928795) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND626 AS-O of No 166 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off Heligoland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Oct

EADES, AUBREY EDWARD (1605781) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND626 AS-O of No 166 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off Heligoland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Oct

BYERS, PETER WILLIAM (421158) age: 20 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND626 AS-O of No 166 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie off Heligoland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Oct

GRANT, ERIC MANSON (1675664) age: 22 RAFVR

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIA, 7078 (ex, EX296) of No 22 AS, which committed suicide by taking the aircraft and spinning into the ground, he was not a student pilot.  He is buried in Vereeniging Old Town Cemetery

26-Oct

GILBERT, CHARLES LENNOX () age: 41 RAF

Gp Capt

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 230 Grp, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

26-Oct

ASHURST, JACK HALL (1082219) age: 29 RAFVR

AC1

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

26-Oct

CARTER, ROBERT RICHARD (914879) age: Unknown RAFVR

Cpl

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

26-Oct

MOBBS, DONALD EDWARD (123604) age: 25 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed/died whilst serving at AHQ WA, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Blama (Roman Catholic Mission) Churchyard

26-Oct

PALMER, CHARLES RICHARD (1163035) age: 29 RAFVR

LAC

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

26-Oct

PRIDGEON, LESLIE ALBERT STANLEY (748827) age: Unknown RAFVR

Cpl

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

26-Oct

HORE, ERNEST FREDERICK (560814) age: Unknown RAF

WO

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

26-Oct

BOUSFIELD, STANLEY (625531) age: 24 RAF

LAC

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

26-Oct

McCORMICK, WILLIAM GEORGE (542444) age: Unknown RAF

Cpl

He had been serving at Tengah 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

26-Oct

HENFREY, WILSON (350915) age: 52 RAF

Sgt

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Bourne.  He is buried in Deeping St James (or East Deeping) Cemetery

26-Oct

LEADBITTER, GEORGE (1483819) age: 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving at RAF Wigsley where he died from a subarachnoid haemorrhage caused by a burst aneurysm.  He is buried in Sunderland (Mere Knolls) Cemetery.

27-Oct

GREGORY, JOHN HAMBLETON (1078582) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 200 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery

27-Oct

GLASS, JOHN RONALD (163114) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MH695 of No 208 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce near Pavullo, North Italy.  He is buried in Florence War Cemetery

27-Oct

ROBERTS, JOHN HUBERT (128948) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ256 HB- of No 239 Sqn, which spun into woods near Coddington in Nottinghamshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Herne Bay Cemetery

27-Oct

ASHCROFT, ALBERT HENRY (1817180) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ256 HB- of No 239 Sqn, which spun into woods near Coddington in Nottinghamshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Wolverley (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

27-Oct

SAUNDERS, ALAN ALFRED (926131) age: Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 242 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

27-Oct

ONYSKO, PETER (J/24428) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was serving with No 257 Sqn and died in the RAF Hospital, Halton from natural causes.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

27-Oct

DICKSON, JAMES (1301570) age: 22 RAFVR

Cpl

He had been serving with No 278 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Florence War Cemetery

27-Oct

BLOOMFIELD, GEOFFREY JOHN (151271) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, NS654 of No 540 Sqn, which was shot down near Warnemunde during a PR sortie to Stettin.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

27-Oct

HOLLAND, KEITH ROSS DFC (410234) age: 22 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, NS654 of No 540 Sqn, which was shot down near Warnemunde during a PR sortie to Stettin.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

27-Oct

RAE, HARRY (1350534) age: 32 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst serving with No 2942 Sqn RAF Regiment, but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

27-Oct

VICKERS, THOMAS RICHARD (1459715) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIC, JL427 of No 132 OTU, which crashed into the sea off Barns Ness Lighthouse.  He is buried in Ripon Cemetery

27-Oct

SOBCZYK, Boleslaw(P.793279) age: 46 PAF

Flt Sgt

An electrician, he was serving with No 16 (P) SFTS and died in City Hospital, Nottingham.  He is buried in Newark-on-Trent Cemetery

27-Oct

FERRIS, HENRY WILLIAM (J/92696) age: 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR723 of No 1666 HCU, which he abandoned during a cross country training flight due to severe icing but he had not secured his leg straps correctly and slipped out of his harness.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

27-Oct

CAMPBELL, STEWART (R/144307) age: 21 RCAF

LAC

He was serving at No 419 RSU and was accidentally killed whilst on leave in Antwerp as a result of coal gas asphyxiation., his death being registered in .  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery

27-Oct

CAVERLY, ROBERT JOSEPH (R/116313) age: 26 RCAF

LAC

He was serving at No 419 RSU and was accidentally killed whilst on leave in Antwerp as a result of coal gas asphyxiation., his death being registered in .  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery

27-Oct

CHAPLIN, STEPHEN (1208580) age: 30 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

27-Oct

CHAPMAN, ROY WILLIAM (1256856) age: Unknown RAFVR

AC1

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

27-Oct

PARKER, WILLIAM (1083870) age: 36 RAFVR

AC1

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

27-Oct

ANSELL, ALFRED JAMES (1831778) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

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

27-Oct

HUGHES, HAROLD ARTHUR (349986) age: 41 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK and possibly died whilst being treated in the RAF Hospital, Uxbridge, his death being registered in Uxbridge.  He is buried in Egham (Thorpe) Cemetery

27-Oct

GARRATT, RALPH (1594095) age: 19 RAFVR

AC2

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

27-Oct

HAMPSON, JOHN (998599) age: 27 RAFVR

LAC

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

27-Oct

JOHN, EMLYN JAMES (1026760) age: 37 RAFVR

LAC

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

27-Oct

POLLOCK, WILLIAM (74543) age: 62 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

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

28-Oct

SPETCH, JOHN EDWARD (153124) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ334 YP-V of No 23 Sqn, which was lost on a bomber support sortie to the Bonn area.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

28-Oct

JOYNSON, JOHN LEWIS (162865) age: Unknown RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ334 YP-V of No 23 Sqn, which was lost on a bomber support sortie to the Bonn area.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

28-Oct

HAUSVIK, S J RNAF() age: unknown

Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB612 TL-P of No 35 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in

28-Oct

FLAATEN, O L RNAF() age: unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB612 TL-P of No 35 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in

28-Oct

HAAGENSEN, F RNAF() age: unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB612 TL-P of No 35 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in

28-Oct

ROBERTS, LESLIE (157625) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB612 TL-P of No 35 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

BEVIN, ARTHUR (1685716) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB612 TL-P of No 35 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

HARPER, JEFFREY FRANCIS PRYCE (1817318) age: 19 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB612 TL-P of No 35 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

JACKSON, LESLIE (1589176) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB612 TL-P of No 35 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

DALEY, ERNEST (1622390) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB612 TL-P of No 35 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

CORRY, JOHN SIMPSON BLAIR (148858) age: 31 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ599 MP-U of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by flak as it approached the AP on a raid against gun positions on Walcheren.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

COSSINS, JOHN GORDON (153208) age: 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ599 MP-U of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by flak as it approached the AP on a raid against gun positions on Walcheren.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

CARE, ERNEST CHARLES (1330794) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ599 MP-U of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by flak as it approached the AP on a raid against gun positions on Walcheren.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

McGRAIN, ROBERT WOOD (1825130) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ599 MP-U of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by flak as it approached the AP on a raid against gun positions on Walcheren.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

SANDILANDS, WILLIAM LAW (1897221) age: 29 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ599 MP-U of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by flak as it approached the AP on a raid against gun positions on Walcheren.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

WHITTAKER, FREDERICK GEORGE (1877325) age: 27 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ599 MP-U of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by flak as it approached the AP on a raid against gun positions on Walcheren.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

LANGTON, ROBERT THOMAS (45973) age: Unknown RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ599 MP-U of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by flak as it approached the AP on a raid against gun positions on Walcheren.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

HIGGINS, ROBERT JOSEPHUS CONSTABLE (150335) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK602 WP-Y of No 90 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid against gun positions on Walcheren.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

COWARD, BERNARD (1622516) age: 28 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK602 WP-Y of No 90 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid against gun positions on Walcheren.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

HEADLAND, DONALD GEORGE (1819907) age: 19 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK602 WP-Y of No 90 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid against gun positions on Walcheren.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

CALMAN, LAWRENCE GORDON (422364) age: 24 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK602 WP-Y of No 90 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid against gun positions on Walcheren.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

DENBY, ALFRED WILLIAM (958053) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK602 WP-Y of No 90 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid against gun positions on Walcheren.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

WALKER, DAVID ALEXANDER ROBERTSON (1825419) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK602 WP-Y of No 90 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid against gun positions on Walcheren.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

AUSTERBERRY, FRANCIS FREDERICK (415958) age: 31 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK602 WP-Y of No 90 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid against gun positions on Walcheren.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

28-Oct

REID, GEORGE ST. CLAIR BOYD (41465) age: 26 RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MK453 of No 91 Sqn, which came down near Maldegem whilst escorting Lancasters to Walcheren on Ramrod 1349.  He is buried in Adegem Canadian War Cemetery

28-Oct

HYNES, BRIAN MAURICE (415971) age: 26 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF960 KO-R of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-Oct

WIGGIN, GEORGE HAROLD (1582724) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF960 KO-R of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

28-Oct

RAYBOULD, CHARLES FRANCIS (2221557) age: 36 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF960 KO-R of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

TAYLOR, PERCY WESTON (1084566) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF960 KO-R of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

BRENNAN, ARTHUR BENJAMIN (426030) age: 22 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF960 KO-R of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

STEVENS, PAUL HENRY (1604434) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Thunderbolt I, HB962 of No 135 Sqn, which stalled and crashed on take-off from Chittagong.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

28-Oct

RICHARDSON, HARRY FREDERICK (R/184955) age: 33 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was captured whilst flying in Liberator VI, BZ978 'W' of No 159 Sqn and was shot down into the Bay of Bengal by Japanese fighters, he died in captivity in Rangoon from injuries sustained in the incident.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

28-Oct

LEWIS, KEITH (422295) age: 21 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN204 of No 182 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 near Venlo.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-Oct

SCOTT, JOHN MCCRORIE (1622381) age: 25 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FW183 'A' of No 226 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Venlo.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

28-Oct

SPIEGEL, JULIUS (JACK) (R/141182) age: 24 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FW183 'A' of No 226 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Venlo.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

28-Oct

SCHLEIHAUF, JOHN WILLIAM (R/59578) age: 23 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FW183 'A' of No 226 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Venlo.  He is buried in Venray War Cemetery

28-Oct

NEW, JOHN PERCIVAL OWEN (1601531) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FW183 'A' of No 226 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Venlo.  He is buried in Venray War Cemetery

28-Oct

ROSS, JAMES TENNANT DFC (169070) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR398 of No 235 Sqn, which belly landed at Banff after hitting HR136 on take off.  He is buried in New Kilpatrick (or Hillfoot) Cemetery

28-Oct

WALKER, FRANK LEONARD (152677) age: 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR398 of No 235 Sqn, which belly landed at Banff after hitting HR136 on take off.  He is buried in Ramsgate and St Lawrence Cemetery

28-Oct

MOORE, DOUGLAS COWAN (141350) age: 23 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IV, JX338 of No 240 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

28-Oct

LILLEY, EDWARD WILSON (49567) age: 26 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IV, JX338 of No 240 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

28-Oct

LUCK, ROLF CARDALE DFC (112349) age: 31 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IV, JX338 of No 240 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

28-Oct

SELLARS, GEORGE WILLIAM (J/21516) age: Unknown RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IV, JX338 of No 240 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

28-Oct

OXLEY, ALBERT (577571) age: 21 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IV, JX338 of No 240 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

28-Oct

CHAMBERLAIN, JACK (904415) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IV, JX338 of No 240 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

28-Oct

McAREE, JOHN DESMOND (1344910) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IV, JX338 of No 240 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

28-Oct

ADAMS, ALEXANDER (1186109) age: 25 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IV, JX338 of No 240 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

28-Oct

JAMIE, ARTHUR (1555612) age: 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IV, JX338 of No 240 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

28-Oct

WILSON, ROGER PERCIVAL (1389295) age: Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was serving with No 253 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

28-Oct

PIERCE, ALLAN ARTHUR (J/11357) age: 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW155 of No 356 Sqn, which crashed whilst taking off from Salbani.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

28-Oct

EVANS, CHARLES FREDERICK (1866609) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW155 of No 356 Sqn, which crashed whilst taking off from Salbani.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

28-Oct

BURTON, JOHN HENRY (163716) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW155 of No 356 Sqn, which crashed whilst taking off from Salbani.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

28-Oct

WILSON, WILLIAM ERIC (1643762) age: 38 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW155 of No 356 Sqn, which crashed whilst taking off from Salbani.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

28-Oct

STEELE, GEOFFREY DANIEL LA'BELLE (1582643) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW155 of No 356 Sqn, which crashed whilst taking off from Salbani.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

28-Oct

PATTEN, WILLIAM HENRY (1288915) age: 32 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW155 of No 356 Sqn, which crashed whilst taking off from Salbani.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

28-Oct

McCORMICK, FELIX ANDREW (420481) age: 24 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW155 of No 356 Sqn, which crashed whilst taking off from Salbani.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

28-Oct

FOWLER, JACK (1010634) age: 26 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW155 of No 356 Sqn, which crashed whilst taking off from Salbani.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

28-Oct

KENNEDY, WILLIAM WALLACE (J/9434) age: 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XI, PL925 of No 400 Sqn, which came down near Steenderen during a photo recce sortie to Munster.  He is buried in Steenderen (Baak) Roman Catholic Cemetery

28-Oct

FICHTNER, JAMES ROY (J/38237) age: 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB712 VR-L of No 419 Sqn, which came down near Hurth during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-Oct

NAFZIGER, JOHN ALDEN (J/37887) age: 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB712 VR-L of No 419 Sqn, which came down near Hurth during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-Oct

NELLIGAN, ALLAN NEIL (J/26969) age: 24 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB712 VR-L of No 419 Sqn, which came down near Hurth during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-Oct

GREENHALGH, BRUCE EDWARD (R/263179) age: 19 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB712 VR-L of No 419 Sqn, which came down near Hurth during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-Oct

SMITH, ELLIOTT RUSSELL (R/137513) age: 20 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB712 VR-L of No 419 Sqn, which came down near Hurth during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-Oct

HERMAN, WILLIAM HENRY (J/92369) age: 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB712 VR-L of No 419 Sqn, which came down near Hurth during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-Oct

HAWKINGS, WILLIAM EWART (1035546) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB712 VR-L of No 419 Sqn, which came down near Hurth during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-Oct

LOWE, HERBERT (J/93826) age: 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He died from wounds sustained whilst flying in Halifax VII, NR173 of No 429 Sqn, which was hit by flak over Cologne.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

28-Oct

LAYCOCK, MAURICE PRESTON (J/22035) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN870 'P' of No 439 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Deventer.  He is buried in Voorst (Terwolde) General Cemetery

28-Oct

BROCHU, VICTORIEN ARMAND GILBERT (J/88814) age: 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MJ301 of No 441 Sqn, which was lost whilst flying in cloud escorting Lancasters to Cologne.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

28-Oct

McDONALD, ALEXANDER JAMES (J/26034) age: 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MK602 of No 441 Sqn, which was lost whilst flying in cloud escorting Lancasters to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

COSTELLO, GEORGE ARNOLD (J/39820) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PL207 of No 442 Sqn, which he abandoned near Haltern after being hit by flak during a dive bombing sortie.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-Oct

CAMPBELL, ALASTAIR WILLIAM (140680) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK759 of No 521 Sqn, which failed to return from a met recce sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

LEGG, WILLIAM THOMAS EASTERBROOK (156008) age: 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK759 of No 521 Sqn, which failed to return from a met recce sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

MAYSON, JOHN (139481) age: 27 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK759 of No 521 Sqn, which failed to return from a met recce sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

ASHBURY, EDWIN LUSK (J/13089) age: 22 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK759 of No 521 Sqn, which failed to return from a met recce sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

LEWCOCK, PETER FRANK (55053) age: 22 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW299 'H' of No 547 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti submarine patrol off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

BUIST, ROBERT MCNAUGHTON (170647) age: 30 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW299 'H' of No 547 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti submarine patrol off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

COOPER, ROBERT MORSE (J/17156) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW299 'H' of No 547 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti submarine patrol off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

MONTGOMERY, THOMAS KEITH (J/35549) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW299 'H' of No 547 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti submarine patrol off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

NOEL, PETER ASHLEY (910694) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW299 'H' of No 547 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti submarine patrol off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

CALDWELL, DAVID KENNETH (422408) age: 28 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW299 'H' of No 547 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti submarine patrol off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

TINDALL, GORDON HARRIES (55920) age: 25 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW299 'H' of No 547 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti submarine patrol off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

WHITE, HENRY CHARLES (1307039) age: 29 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW299 'H' of No 547 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti submarine patrol off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

STEED, JACK WILLIAM (40585) age: 24 RNZAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW299 'H' of No 547 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti submarine patrol off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

SHAW, ROBERT WILLIAM RICHARD (R/110325) age: 21 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW299 'H' of No 547 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti submarine patrol off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Oct

DENNIS, JOHN HUGH (108554) age: 37 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 2908 Sqn RAF Regiment and was killed when his armoured car was hit by a 37mm anti-tank shell near Kozani in Yugoslavia.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery

28-Oct

DEAN, JOEL FREDERICK (111527) age: 31 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP665 of No 105 OTU, which dived into the ground near Twice Brewed, Northumberland following an engine fire on a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Bebington Cemetery

28-Oct

SMITH, WALTER BRAITHWAITE (55928) age: 28 RAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP665 of No 105 OTU, which dived into the ground near Twice Brewed, Northumberland following an engine fire on a cross country exercise.  He was cremated at Coventry (Canley) Crematorium

28-Oct

DAVIS, HENRY JOHN (580766) age: 26 RAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP665 of No 105 OTU, which dived into the ground near Twice Brewed, Northumberland following an engine fire on a cross country exercise.  He was cremated at Coventry (Canley) Crematorium

28-Oct

FOREMAN, ARTHUR HENRY (55632) age: 28 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FW148 of No 111 OTU, which flew into trees on New Providence in the Bahamas during a practice bombing run.  He is buried in Nassau War Cemetery

28-Oct

BARTLETT, ERNEST ROY (157831) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FW148 of No 111 OTU, which flew into trees on New Providence in the Bahamas during a practice bombing run.  He is buried in Nassau War Cemetery

28-Oct

BENTICK, RAYMOND CYRIL WALTER (1603964) age: 33 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FW148 of No 111 OTU, which flew into trees on New Providence in the Bahamas during a practice bombing run.  He is buried in Nassau War Cemetery

28-Oct

LEWIS, ROBERT STANLEY (1523173) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FW148 of No 111 OTU, which flew into trees on New Providence in the Bahamas during a practice bombing run.  He is buried in Nassau War Cemetery

28-Oct

CARBERRY, JOHN (1522659) age: 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FW148 of No 111 OTU, which flew into trees on New Providence in the Bahamas during a practice bombing run.  He is buried in Nassau War Cemetery

28-Oct

WOODESON, LESLIE SOMERVILLE (165240) age: 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FW148 of No 111 OTU, which flew into trees on New Providence in the Bahamas during a practice bombing run.  He is buried in Nassau War Cemetery

The two photos above show the memorial erected to the crew of HF465 (see the entries below)

Photos courtesy - Neville Slater

28-Oct

TIMPERLEY, LEONARD JOSEPH (1544917) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF465 of No 12 OTU, which broke up in the air after control was lost whilst descending through cloud during a cross country training exercise.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

28-Oct

HARRISON, LAURENCE EDWIN (1267694) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF465 of No 12 OTU, which broke up in the air after control was lost whilst descending through cloud during a cross country training exercise.  He is buried in Chingford Mount Cemetery

28-Oct

MILNE, JAMES DAVID (1892981) age: 32 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF465 of No 12 OTU, which broke up in the air after control was lost whilst descending through cloud during a cross country training exercise.  He is buried in Lambeth Cemetery

28-Oct

HOLMES, CECIL FRANK (165695) age: 29 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF465 of No 12 OTU, which broke up in the air after control was lost whilst descending through cloud during a cross country training exercise.  He is buried in Richmond Cemetery, Surrey

28-Oct

BAKER, ARTHUR FRED (2235491) age: 35 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF465 of No 12 OTU, which broke up in the air after control was lost whilst descending through cloud during a cross country training exercise.  He is buried in Tisbury (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

28-Oct

WHITELEY, RONALD (2228282) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HF465 of No 12 OTU, which broke up in the air after control was lost whilst descending through cloud during a cross country training exercise.  He was cremated at Rochdale Crematorium

28-Oct

ROBERTSON, JAMES (155090) age: 30 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE907 'K' of No 1661 HCU, which was diverted to Swinderby having suffered an engine failure during a night flying exercise.  However on the approach the other engines failed and crashed into woods near Norton Disney.  He is buried in Elgin New Cemetery

28-Oct

REED, ROBERT (1590929) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE907 'K' of No 1661 HCU, which was diverted to Swinderby having suffered an engine failure during a night flying exercise.  However on the approach the other engines failed and crashed into woods near Norton Disney.  He is buried in Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery

28-Oct

GLASGOW, JOHN JAMES (1581293) age: 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE907 'K' of No 1661 HCU, which was diverted to Swinderby having suffered an engine failure during a night flying exercise.  However on the approach the other engines failed and crashed into woods near Norton Disney.  He was cremated at Coventry (Canley) Crematorium

28-Oct

HARBOR, NORMAN STANLEY (R/182706) age: 22 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ585 GP-Y of No 1661 HCU, which crashed near Blandford Forum in Dorset having been forced to descend due to severer icing on a high-level cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

28-Oct

BAILEY, ERIC HARGREAVES (1818101) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ585 GP-Y of No 1661 HCU, which crashed near Blandford Forum in Dorset having been forced to descend due to severer icing on a high-level cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Burnley Cemetery

28-Oct

FORD, JOHN WOOD (1827160) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ585 GP-Y of No 1661 HCU, which crashed near Blandford Forum in Dorset having been forced to descend due to severer icing on a high-level cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Lennel Old Churchyard

28-Oct

JOHNSTON, THOMAS NICHOLSON COWAN (1523033) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, LJ585 GP-Y of No 1661 HCU, which crashed near Blandford Forum in Dorset having been forced to descend due to severer icing on a high-level cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St John's Westgate and Elswick) Cemetery

28-Oct

MacLEOD, IAN (149317) age: 27 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MC554 'S' of No 19 OTU, which crashed into Findhorn Bay whilst attempting a go-round on its return from a bombing practice having suffered an engine failure.  He is buried in Cumbernauld Cemetery

28-Oct

CHARLES, GWILYM (1131655) age: 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MC554 'S' of No 19 OTU, which crashed into Findhorn Bay whilst attempting a go-round on its return from a bombing practice having suffered an engine failure.  He is buried in Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery

28-Oct

SMITHERS, ARTHUR LESLIE (1176590) age: 43 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 243 AMES but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Muna.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

28-Oct

BEGIN, JOSEPH HENRI PAUL ROGERS (R/206887) age: 21 RCAF

LAC

He was serving with No 3 PRC and was killed in a motor accident in Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

28-Oct

VAUGHAN, ALFRED JOHN (540407) age: 25 RAF

Cpl

He was killed whilst serving with No 5451 Wing but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery

28-Oct

SULMO KORIAKOS (3422) age: Unknown IL

Cpl

He was killed/died whilst serving with the Iraq Levies, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Habbaniya Memorial

28-Oct

BROADBENT, WALTER RULE (1561060) age: 24 RAFVR

LAC

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

28-Oct

LAING-MEASON, PATRICK BEVERLEY DFC (103564) age: 25 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

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

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