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Casualties - 9 - 12 December 1944


09-Dec

BOWEN, RAYMOND JOSEPH (1180363) age: 26 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X7955 of No 89 Sqn, which failed to return from a ground attack sortie to Monywa.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

09-Dec

PARTRIDGE, HUBERT ROBERT FREDERICK (1377711) age: 24 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X7955 of No 89 Sqn, which failed to return from a ground attack sortie to Monywa.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

09-Dec

STEEL, JOHN LANG DFC (121397) age: 24 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IV, BZ465 of No 114 Sqn, which failed to return from an armed recce over the Po Valley.  He is buried in Faenza War Cemetery.

09-Dec

PARRISH, GEORGE ALBERT (146630) age: 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IV, BZ465 of No 114 Sqn, which failed to return from an armed recce over the Po Valley.  He is buried in Faenza War Cemetery.

09-Dec

SPENCER, JOHN DERRICK (157512) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IV, BZ465 of No 114 Sqn, which failed to return from an armed recce over the Po Valley.  He is buried in Faenza War Cemetery.

09-Dec

ENTWISTLE, CLIVE (141891) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, ? of No 155 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire over Ye-U.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

09-Dec

JONES, TREVOR CHARLES (1837048) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 166 Sqn, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  His death being registered in Carmarthan 1 Qtr 1945.  He is buried in Hucclecote (SS Philip and James) Churchyard

09-Dec

KIRKPATRICK, JOHN (143805) age: 25 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA674 6Y-Q of No 171 Sqn, which came down near Kennfus during a bomber support (Window) in the Koblenz area.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

09-Dec

MOORE, STANLEY JAMES (432254) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA674 6Y-Q of No 171 Sqn, which came down near Kennfus during a bomber support (Window) in the Koblenz area.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

09-Dec

BROWN, STANLEY ALBERT (1399174) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA674 6Y-Q of No 171 Sqn, which came down near Kennfus during a bomber support (Window) in the Koblenz area.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

09-Dec

BROWN, THOMAS ANTHONY VICTOR (1549104) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA674 6Y-Q of No 171 Sqn, which came down near Kennfus during a bomber support (Window) in the Koblenz area.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

09-Dec

POWE, TREVOR SUTHERLAND (423320) age: 21 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA674 6Y-Q of No 171 Sqn, which came down near Kennfus during a bomber support (Window) in the Koblenz area.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

09-Dec

HIGGINS, JOHN JAMES VILLIERS (1514419) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA674 6Y-Q of No 171 Sqn, which came down near Kennfus during a bomber support (Window) in the Koblenz area.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

09-Dec

HINTON, JOHN HERBERT (1893290) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA674 6Y-Q of No 171 Sqn, which came down near Kennfus during a bomber support (Window) in the Koblenz area.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

09-Dec

STANTON, HENRY (3010595) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA674 6Y-Q of No 171 Sqn, which came down near Kennfus during a bomber support (Window) in the Koblenz area.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

09-Dec

JONES, WILLIAM (1186166) age: 30 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 221 Sqn at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained, but it was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Sunderland (Bishopwearmouth) Cemetery

09-Dec

HORLOCK, JOHN CHARLES (134123) age: 28 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NT971 of No 272 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at San Giorgio.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery

09-Dec

ZIESCH, Wilhelm (P.781135) age: 33 PAF

Cpl

He was serving with No 301 Sqn, and was killed in road accident with a motorcycle at San Vito near Brindisi in Italy.  He is buried in Brindisi Cemetery

09-Dec

SMITH, CHARLES FREDERICK (J/95442) age: 23 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV173 of No 404 Sqn, which was lost whilst attacking shipping off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

09-Dec

PARTHOENS, RAYMOND JOSEPH (191433) age: Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN150 of No 609 Sqn, which was lost near Almkerk.  He is commemorated on The Maidenhead Register

09-Dec

REED, FRANK EDWARD (1582137) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was captured on 27 Sep 1943 whilst flying in Stirling III, EH945 of No 620 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Hannover and is presumed to have died in captivity.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

09-Dec

INGRAM, ARTHUR HILTON (154971) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson V, 11735 of No 2 ANS, which crashed on the approach near Charlottetown, Prince Edwards Island on its return from a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Sherwood Cemetery

09-Dec

BERRY, RONALD (1540324) age: 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 205 Grp, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

09-Dec

HAY, JOHN ALEXANDER (429152) age: 22 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ782 of No 21 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames whilst attempting an emergency landing at Barford St John following an engine fire during a night cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

09-Dec

BARKER, ARTHUR (1621971) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ782 of No 21 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames whilst attempting an emergency landing at Barford St John following an engine fire during a night cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

09-Dec

BELL, JAMES HOGG (1537760) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ782 of No 21 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames whilst attempting an emergency landing at Barford St John following an engine fire during a night cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Portrush Cemetery

09-Dec

ROBINSON, WILLIAM (3012168) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ782 of No 21 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames whilst attempting an emergency landing at Barford St John following an engine fire during a night cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Sherburn (St Mary) Churchyard

09-Dec

CLEMENTS, REGINALD GEORGE (1875077) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ782 of No 21 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames whilst attempting an emergency landing at Barford St John following an engine fire during a night cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Westley Waterless (St Mary the Less) Churchyard

09-Dec

ROWLAND, CYRIL MOORHOUSE (1627981) age: 20 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst serving with No 6 AS but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery

09-Dec

MAZURE, IVOR (86299) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 82 RSU, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

09-Dec

WALKER, RONALD (1004842) age: 31 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving at Bombay and died in hospital.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai.

09-Dec

CUANY, CYRIL ALEXANDRE (1391106) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

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

09-Dec

HILL, HAROLD MACKENZIE (1444243) age: 39 RAFVR

LAC

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

09-Dec

COWAN, JAMES (2257006) age: 36 RAFVR

AC2

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

09-Dec

RILEY, ORMEROD ERNEST (2217804) age: 32 RAFVR

AC2

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

10-Dec

McGLADRIGAN, NEIL FRANCIS DALLAWAY (426895) age: 22 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was captured whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD264 DX-K of No 57 Sqn, which crashed at Erdhausen on 7 Dec 1944 following a raid on Giessen.  Injured, he was shot and buried in a wood near Gladenbach.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

10-Dec

DODDS, GORDON HARRY (421929) age: 28 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XX, KB205 XD- of No 139 Sqn, which crashed at Gooderstone Park near Swaffham on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

10-Dec

HARRISON, CHARLES MELLVILLE (118127) age: 30 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XX, KB205 XD- of No 139 Sqn, which crashed at Gooderstone Park near Swaffham on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Horton-in-Ribblesdale Burial Ground

10-Dec

WESTERMARK, JOHN (176353) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He had been serving with No 159 Sqn but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Rangoon.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

10-Dec

DAY, GEORGE (1550580) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in  of No 215 Sqn, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

10-Dec

HOLDER, SYDNEY JOHN (416965) age: 24 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG584 of No 271 Sqn, which flew into a hill in Surrey whilst flying in cloud shortly after taking off from Gatwick.  He is buried in Cirencester Cemetery

10-Dec

SMITH, ROBERT MCNEIL (155955) age: 30 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG584 of No 271 Sqn, which flew into a hill in Surrey whilst flying in cloud shortly after taking off from Gatwick.  He is buried in Glasgow (Sandymount) Cemetery

10-Dec

GIBSON, EDWARD (186995) age: 24 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG584 of No 271 Sqn, which flew into a hill in Surrey whilst flying in cloud shortly after taking off from Gatwick.  He is buried in Halesowen Cemetery

10-Dec

SHANNON, RICHARD ALLAN (J/89211) age: 23 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JG243 of No 417 Sqn, which collided with JG329 of the same unit whilst waiting it turn to attack a target near Naples.  He is buried in Forli War Cemetery.

10-Dec

RIDEOUT, RICHARD WINSLOW (R/161149) age: Unknown RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JG329 of No 417 Sqn, which collided with JG249 of the same unit whilst waiting it turn to attack a target near Naples.  He is buried in The Maidenhead Register

10-Dec

McCLINTOCK, PATRICK MICHAEL (J/19845) age: 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was serving with No 432 Sqn and died in the RAF Hospital at Rauceby from natural causes.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

10-Dec

STAPLES, JAMES CECIL (1681105) age: 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Anson X, NK448 of No 575 Sqn, which flew into trees near Bridgnorth whilst flying in bad weather.  He is buried in Adwick-le-Street Cemetery.

10-Dec

POTTER, GEOFFREY BARNABAS (81932) age: 27 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson X, NK448 of No 575 Sqn, which flew into trees near Bridgnorth whilst flying in bad weather.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery.

10-Dec

CAMPBELL, ARCHIBALD NORMAN (156465) age: 26 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson X, NK448 of No 575 Sqn, which flew into trees near Bridgnorth whilst flying in bad weather.  He is buried in Drumachose (Christ Church) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

10-Dec

BURGON, JAMES (528973) age: 28 RAF

LAC

He was killed whilst serving with No 922 Sqn but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery

10-Dec

FOSTER, JOHN (871657) age: 41 AuxAF

Cpl

He was killed whilst serving with No 945 Sqn but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained, his death being registered in Ipswich.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery

10-Dec

BOULTON, JOHN (649305) age: 23 RAF

LAC

He was killed whilst serving with No 992 Sqn but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery

10-Dec

TENNANT, ERIC (33202) age: 27 RAFVR

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ291 of No 2 GSU, which hit the ground in Stanford Battle Area, Norfolk whilst carrying out a low flying practice attack on column of tanks.  He is buried in Little Stanmore (St Lawrence) Churchyard

10-Dec

BIGNOLD, JOHN NOEL (117864) age: 25 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ291 of No 2 GSU, which hit the ground in Stanford Battle Area, Norfolk whilst carrying out a low flying practice attack on column of tanks.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

10-Dec

KERR, ROBERT (1006738) age: 29 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in  of No 23 SFTS, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery

10-Dec

CUTHBERTSON, JAMES BOB(154613) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell III, KJ721 of No 45 Grp, which dived into lake St Louis shortly after taking off from Dorval.  He is buried in Montreal (Mount Royal) Cemetery

10-Dec

PYWELL, WILLIAM FREDERICK (1576354) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell III, KJ721 of No 45 Grp, which dived into lake St Louis shortly after taking off from Dorval.  He is buried in Montreal (Mount Royal) Cemetery

10-Dec

PRATT, LEONARD (1860409) age: 42 RAFVR

Cpl

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

10-Dec

STEWART, WILLIAM (743132) age: 43 RAFVR

Sgt

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 Kilmarnock Cemetery

10-Dec

CHARNOCK, SYDNEY (1140738) age: 38 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in the Wharncliffe Emergency Hospital.  He is buried in Sheffield (City Road) Cemetery.

11-Dec

GWYER, HERBERT HARRY STEPHEN (163713) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB799 EA-G of No 49 Sqn, which was lost without a trace over the Irish Sea during a night navigation and bombing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Dec

GREEN, GERALD WILSON (66532) age: 30 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB799 EA-G of No 49 Sqn, which was lost without a trace over the Irish Sea during a night navigation and bombing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Dec

BLANCHARD, ARTHUR (1685551) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB799 EA-G of No 49 Sqn, which was lost without a trace over the Irish Sea during a night navigation and bombing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Dec

CHARLES, EDWARD CHRISTOPHER (2221730) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB799 EA-G of No 49 Sqn, which was lost without a trace over the Irish Sea during a night navigation and bombing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Dec

HENSON, REX WILLIAM (1899116) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB799 EA-G of No 49 Sqn, which was lost without a trace over the Irish Sea during a night navigation and bombing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Dec

RUDD, JOHN ALAN (1819118) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB799 EA-G of No 49 Sqn, which was lost without a trace over the Irish Sea during a night navigation and bombing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Dec

STOBART, HANLEY (1898037) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB799 EA-G of No 49 Sqn, which was lost without a trace over the Irish Sea during a night navigation and bombing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Dec

SEARL, JACK LAIDLAW (152328) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD263 DX-G of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Heimbach.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

11-Dec

SMITH, BERT (1578569) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD263 DX-G of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Heimbach.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

11-Dec

MOREAU, BRUCE EDWARD (R/182168) age: 20 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD263 DX-G of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Heimbach.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

11-Dec

TAYLOR, VINCENT NELSON (818137) age: Unknown AuxAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD263 DX-G of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Heimbach.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

11-Dec

DALBY, JACK (1771175) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD263 DX-G of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Heimbach.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

11-Dec

DUNSTER, RUBEN JOSEPH (1798286) age: 34 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD263 DX-G of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Heimbach.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

11-Dec

PAWSEY, OWEN JOHN (1377692) age: 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD263 DX-G of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Heimbach.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

11-Dec

OVER, DOUGLAS HAIG (52177) age: 23 RAF

Fg Off

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Spitfire IX, NH481 of No 74 Sqn, which crashed near Nijmegen after being hit by flak.  He is buried in Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery

11-Dec

BRASS, JAMES GLADSTONE (J/10499) age: 27 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, MM152 of No 105 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Newmarket on its return from a raid to Bielefeld.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

11-Dec

FIELD, DENNIS ARTHUR (155125) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, MM152 of No 105 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Newmarket on its return from a raid to Bielefeld.  He is buried in Coventry (London Road) Cemetery

11-Dec

ONLEY, RONALD CHARLES (102560) age: 32 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, MM190 of No 128 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hamburg.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

11-Dec

COLLINS, GEORGE BARROWBY (436900) age: 19 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, MM190 of No 128 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hamburg.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

11-Dec

ODEN, OSCAR HENRY (417095) age: 21 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JR245 'N' of No 198 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Zaltbommel.  He is buried in Utrecht (Soestbergen) General Cemetery

11-Dec

QUAINTANCE, DANIEL ROY (1418377) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV368 'F' of No 211 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie against targets of opportunity between Sittang Bridge and Martaban.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

11-Dec

BARLOW, CYRIL OSCAR (J/26409) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV368 'F' of No 211 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie against targets of opportunity between Sittang Bridge and Martaban.  He is buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery

11-Dec

TOUT, ROBERT ERNEST GEORGE (647676) age: 26 RAF

LAC

He had been serving with No 211 Sqn but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Labuan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

11-Dec

ALLAN, GILBERT FAIRLEY (159408) age: 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mustang III, KH534 of No 213 Sqn, which was abandoned near Brod after being hit by flak.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

11-Dec

TRULL, JOSEPH GEORGE (128117) age: 27 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, ML782 of No 228 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Mount Batten.  He is buried in Uley (St Giles) Churchyard.

11-Dec

WOOD, DAVID THOMAS (1424519) age: 21 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 228 Sqn and was killed whilst he was working as part of the salvage team trying to recover Sunderland, ML782, which had crashed at Mount Batten, when the depth charges exploded. .  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Dec

HOLMES, HAROLD (1356402) age: 29 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, ML782 of No 228 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Mount Batten.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11-Dec

MORGANS, BURLINGTON WILLIAM RICHARD (1320663) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV388 of No 272 Sqn, which flew into a mountain near Lake Varano at night.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

11-Dec

LANE, DEREK WILLIAM (574072) age: 22 RAF

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV388 of No 272 Sqn, which flew into a mountain near Lake Varano at night.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

11-Dec

BULLION, GEORGE ROY (J/92177) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, MD249 of No 273 Sqn, which was shot down in a combat with Japanese fighters near Akyab.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

11-Dec

GRYGO, Antoni (P.709641) age: 34 PAF

AC1

He was killed whilst serving with No 318 Sqn and was killed when he walked into the revolving propeller of an Anson.  He is buried in Boloni Cemetery

11-Dec

LAWLESS, JAMES FRANCIS (J/18718) age: 28 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF30, MM707 of No 406 Sqn, which was lost on an intruder sortie to Leeuwarden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Dec

REID, PETER TALBOT (J/20661) age: 22 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF30, MM707 of No 406 Sqn, which was lost on an intruder sortie to Leeuwarden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Dec

COWLES, REGINALD CLIFFORD ANDREW (156559) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG350 JI-C of No 514 Sqn, which came down in Sterkrade during a raid to Osterfeld.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

11-Dec

HILL, ELLIS (185478) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG350 JI-C of No 514 Sqn, which came down in Sterkrade during a raid to Osterfeld.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

11-Dec

GUEST, FRANK (1684645) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG350 JI-C of No 514 Sqn, which came down in Sterkrade during a raid to Osterfeld.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

11-Dec

ATTER, CYRIL ERNEST (1817884) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG350 JI-C of No 514 Sqn, which came down in Sterkrade during a raid to Osterfeld.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

11-Dec

BALMAN, JOHN HENRY (1852397) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG350 JI-C of No 514 Sqn, which came down in Sterkrade during a raid to Osterfeld.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

11-Dec

BOWEN, ALAN GEORGE (1877102) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG350 JI-C of No 514 Sqn, which came down in Sterkrade during a raid to Osterfeld.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

11-Dec

READMAN, NORMAN ARTHUR (2221251) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG350 JI-C of No 514 Sqn, which came down in Sterkrade during a raid to Osterfeld.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

11-Dec

MUNDAY, WILLIAM CHARLES (1473456) age: Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst serving with No 2900 Sqn RAF Regiment, but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery

11-Dec

EDWARDS, JOHN OGILVY (1900724) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG270 of No 1651 HCU, which crashed near Upton in Northamptonshire whilst flying in poor weather conditions during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Aughaval Cemetery

11-Dec

SALMON, JOHN WILLIAM (1864687) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG270 of No 1651 HCU, which crashed near Upton in Northamptonshire whilst flying in poor weather conditions during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Birch (St Peter) Churchyard

11-Dec

MAKEWELL, CHARLES LESLIE (154763) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG270 of No 1651 HCU, which crashed near Upton in Northamptonshire whilst flying in poor weather conditions during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Chingford Mount Cemetery

11-Dec

WATSON, THOMAS MULBY (164281) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG270 of No 1651 HCU, which crashed near Upton in Northamptonshire whilst flying in poor weather conditions during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Clitheroe Cemetery

11-Dec

TURVEY, EDWARD ROBERT (163561) age: 34 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG270 of No 1651 HCU, which crashed near Upton in Northamptonshire whilst flying in poor weather conditions during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Ellesmere Port (Overpool) Cemetery

11-Dec

WINZAR, ERNEST HOLMES (1865130) age: 31 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG270 of No 1651 HCU, which crashed near Upton in Northamptonshire whilst flying in poor weather conditions during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Morden Cemetery

11-Dec

HENRY, ALAN PAUL TELFORD (2204861) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG270 of No 1651 HCU, which crashed near Upton in Northamptonshire whilst flying in poor weather conditions during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Shevington (St Ann) Churchyard

11-Dec

WEBB, WILLIAM (1614958) age: Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 3 TAF HQ, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

11-Dec

OGILVIE, PATRICK BRUCE BINE () age: 34 RAF

Gp Capt

OC, No 34 Wing he was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, ML206 of No 34 Wing, which was lost over the North Sea during a weather recce sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Dec

BURY, MICHAEL (628545) age: 23 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst serving with No 71 OTU but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery

11-Dec

HUTTON, JOHN KILBURN GARTH (55008) age: 23 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst serving with No 71 OTU but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery

11-Dec

DALTON, ERNEST JOHN (1442310) age: 23 RAFVR

AC1

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

12-Dec

VEITCH, REGINALD CLIVE (415208) age: 29 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND342 PH-U of No 12 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

HALL, BERTRAM EDWARD WILLIAM (J/21053) age: 31 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND342 PH-U of No 12 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

PATTERSON, JOHN RICHARD (J/93274) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND342 PH-U of No 12 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

HUNT, LESLIE (1577634) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND342 PH-U of No 12 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

MARSH, ROY FREDERICK (152610) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK627 LS-F of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Stockum during a raid against Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

STUCKEY, VICTOR (429001) age: 27 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK627 LS-F of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Stockum during a raid against Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

GARRATT, LESLIE (1686892) age: 39 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK627 LS-F of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Stockum during a raid against Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

SWAINSTON, JOHN (1121382) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK627 LS-F of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Stockum during a raid against Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

WADE, JOHN DIXON (1694924) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK627 LS-F of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Stockum during a raid against Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

LEE, SAMUEL TUDOR (154088) age: 32 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK627 LS-F of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Stockum during a raid against Witten.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Dec

MURRAY, ROBERT MCAULY (424817) age: 33 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK627 LS-F of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Stockum during a raid against Witten.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Dec

PATON, JIM (137296) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, SR433 of No 19 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Dortmund whilst escorting Lancasters to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

PICOT, PHILIP MOURANT (182123) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME649 PM- of No 103 Sqn, which crashed in an attempted force landing during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

12-Dec

YATES, PRINCE EDWARD GOODERHAM (R/256193) age: 19 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME649 PM- of No 103 Sqn, which crashed in an attempted force landing during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

12-Dec

WHAM, DUDLEY (426407) age: 23 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK645 OJ-R of No 149 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

DOREY, EDMUND HENRY STEPHEN (183947) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK645 OJ-R of No 149 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Dec

L'GREEN, NEVILLE ALFRED (423018) age: 20 RAAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK645 OJ-R of No 149 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Dec

HUNT, LESLIE ALBERT VICTOR (1898110) age: 29 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK645 OJ-R of No 149 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Dec

TAYLOR, WILLIAM LEE (1623557) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK645 OJ-R of No 149 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Dec

MILLER, KENNETH ARCHIBALD WILLISON (186702) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK653 OJ-Y of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Witten.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Dec

CASS, JEREMY (1586515) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK653 OJ-Y of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Witten.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Dec

HANNA, CHARLES MURRAY (605539) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK653 OJ-Y of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Witten.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Dec

MIDDLETON, RONALD (1881082) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK653 OJ-Y of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Witten.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Dec

RICHMAN, HERBERT LESLIE (1895705) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK653 OJ-Y of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Witten.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Dec

WARD, DONALD (1893108) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK653 OJ-Y of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Witten.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Dec

BURY, GLYN NORMAN (415758) age: 26 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK653 OJ-Y of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Witten.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Dec

DEVEREAU, GEORGE STEPHEN (129331) age: 31 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN743 IQ-Z of No 150 Sqn, which was shot down in flames in the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

CROSS, CHARLES WILLIAM (1815434) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN743 IQ-Z of No 150 Sqn, which was shot down in flames in the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

NOBLE, COLLINSON ALFRED PETER (1801049) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN743 IQ-Z of No 150 Sqn, which was shot down in flames in the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

MACNAMARA, JOHN ROBERT (1675090) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN743 IQ-Z of No 150 Sqn, which was shot down in flames in the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

MILLS, GEOFFREY EDGAR (1716353) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN743 IQ-Z of No 150 Sqn, which was shot down in flames in the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

WARD, STEPHEN HENRY (1880385) age: 39 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN743 IQ-Z of No 150 Sqn, which was shot down in flames in the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

HORLOR, WILLIAM (1266367) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN743 IQ-Z of No 150 Sqn, which was shot down in flames in the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Dec

HALLIWELL, ALBERT EDWARD (175048) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK697 A4-C of No 195 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

HERAPATH, RONALD MARTIN (417706) age: 20 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK697 A4-C of No 195 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

STARKEY, RAYMOND CHARLES (531899) age: Unknown RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK697 A4-C of No 195 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

CREASER, GEORGE (1594993) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK697 A4-C of No 195 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

HARTLAND, WILLIAM THOMAS (1851465) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK697 A4-C of No 195 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

JOB, DONALD JAMES (1601203) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK697 A4-C of No 195 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

WARING, NORMAN RICHARD (154092) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB112 JE-H of No 195 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

BARRY, GEORGE RICHARD (J/40544) age: 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB112 JE-H of No 195 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

ROTH, ROBERT TAIT (J/36353) age: 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB112 JE-H of No 195 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

GOLDWATER, MARK (R/273033) age: 19 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB112 JE-H of No 195 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

CULLUM, DOUGLAS CYRIL (1880199) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB112 JE-H of No 195 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

WHITE, BERNARD (1402780) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB112 JE-H of No 195 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

SEAGER, ERIC JOHN (163586) age: 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB196 JE-D of No 195 Sqn, which exploded near Kempen after being attacked by a Fw 190 en-route to a raid on Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

VEGLIO, JULIAN ARTHUR EDMUND (162357) age: 33 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB196 JE-D of No 195 Sqn, which exploded near Kempen after being attacked by a Fw 190 en-route to a raid on Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

KENNEDY, ARTHUR ALEXANDER (417067) age: 22 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB196 JE-D of No 195 Sqn, which exploded near Kempen after being attacked by a Fw 190 en-route to a raid on Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

HILDERSLEY, RONALD (1250293) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB196 JE-D of No 195 Sqn, which exploded near Kempen after being attacked by a Fw 190 en-route to a raid on Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

BAYTON, JACK COLBROOK (3031437) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB196 JE-D of No 195 Sqn, which exploded near Kempen after being attacked by a Fw 190 en-route to a raid on Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

LEEMING, THOMAS (2219210) age: 33 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB196 JE-D of No 195 Sqn, which exploded near Kempen after being attacked by a Fw 190 en-route to a raid on Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

TABERNER, RAYMOND (2221328) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB196 JE-D of No 195 Sqn, which exploded near Kempen after being attacked by a Fw 190 en-route to a raid on Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

KETLEY-ROLPH, REGINALD JOHN (591864) age: 21 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB674 HA-Q of No 218 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

BRICK, ERIC DAVID (1260504) age: 28 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB674 HA-Q of No 218 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

ROBERTS, ROBERT EDWARD (417760) age: 22 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB674 HA-Q of No 218 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

JEFFREE, WILLIAM JOHN ROY (1896555) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB674 HA-Q of No 218 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

JONES, KENNETH (2203542) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB674 HA-Q of No 218 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

WILLIAMS, HARRY ROY (2220951) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB674 HA-Q of No 218 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

WILLIAMS, JOHN (2210669) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB674 HA-Q of No 218 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

ELLIS, HARRY SINCLAIR (J/20366) age: 26 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIII, HK512 of No 409 Sqn, which was abandoned near Lille following an engine fire which spread to the wing, but he did not survive.  He is buried in Adegem Canadian War Cemetery

12-Dec

BETHEL, STANLEY JAMES (411987) age: 24 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB542 AR-D2 of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Berghausen during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

EDWARDS, PHILIP EDWIN (411772) age: 31 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB542 AR-D2 of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Berghausen during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

REID, BRIAN CLAPHAM (409224) age: 24 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB542 AR-D2 of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Berghausen during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

SCOTT, JOHN MAXWELL (404043) age: 27 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB542 AR-D2 of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Berghausen during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

SANDERS, CHRISTOPHER (149052) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB542 AR-D2 of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Berghausen during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

CLARK, JAMES (402439) age: 29 RAAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB542 AR-D2 of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Berghausen during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

MILNER, LEON (160860) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB542 AR-D2 of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Berghausen during a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Dec

HUGHES, PATRICK ANTHONY (175594) age: 28 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB554 6O-M of No 582 Sqn, which exploded near Mulheim after being hit by flak on the approach to the target during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

KINMAN, JACK (150440) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB554 6O-M of No 582 Sqn, which exploded near Mulheim after being hit by flak on the approach to the target during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

EVANS, ERNEST EDWARD (1800212) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB554 6O-M of No 582 Sqn, which exploded near Mulheim after being hit by flak on the approach to the target during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

PLIMMER, ALBERT LESLIE (1620607) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB554 6O-M of No 582 Sqn, which exploded near Mulheim after being hit by flak on the approach to the target during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

TREVIS, SIDNEY CHARLES (1584991) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB554 6O-M of No 582 Sqn, which exploded near Mulheim after being hit by flak on the approach to the target during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

WRIGHT, STANLEY JOHN (1896094) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB554 6O-M of No 582 Sqn, which exploded near Mulheim after being hit by flak on the approach to the target during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

MAWSON, HARRY (1591864) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB554 6O-M of No 582 Sqn, which exploded near Mulheim after being hit by flak on the approach to the target during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

GISBY, MICHAEL (153015) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB554 6O-M of No 582 Sqn, which exploded near Mulheim after being hit by flak on the approach to the target during a raid on Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Dec

ELSON, FRANK RAYMOND (165181) age: 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB453 F2-S of No 635 Sqn, which exploded near Borbeck after being hit by flak on the approach to the target during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

PARKER, BRUCE ALEXANDER (J/41997) age: 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB453 F2-S of No 635 Sqn, which exploded near Borbeck after being hit by flak on the approach to the target during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

SHAW, NORMAN HENRY (108854) age: 32 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB453 F2-S of No 635 Sqn, which exploded near Borbeck after being hit by flak on the approach to the target during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

McCALLUM, MURRAY WILLIAM (553785) age: Unknown RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB453 F2-S of No 635 Sqn, which exploded near Borbeck after being hit by flak on the approach to the target during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

BOWN, THOMAS (1815156) age: 30 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB453 F2-S of No 635 Sqn, which exploded near Borbeck after being hit by flak on the approach to the target during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

DANIELS, NORMAN (1681937) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB453 F2-S of No 635 Sqn, which exploded near Borbeck after being hit by flak on the approach to the target during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

LONGLAND, GEOFFREY ALAN (1893672) age: 19 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB453 F2-S of No 635 Sqn, which exploded near Borbeck after being hit by flak on the approach to the target during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Dec

EAMES, RICHARD KNIGHT (133350) age: 31 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4859 of No 1662 HCU, which crashed and burst into flames after bouncing on  landing during a night circuit practice.  He is buried in Apuldram (St Mary) Churchyard

12-Dec

GILL, GEORGE ROBERT (133484) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4859 of No 1662 HCU, which crashed and burst into flames after bouncing on  landing during a night circuit practice.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

12-Dec

MURPHY, PETER (1823639) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4859 of No 1662 HCU, which crashed and burst into flames after bouncing on  landing during a night circuit practice.  He is buried in Edinburgh Eastern Cemetery

12-Dec

BOOTH, ERNEST (1083386) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4859 of No 1662 HCU, which crashed and burst into flames after bouncing on  landing during a night circuit practice.  He is buried in Glossop Cemetery

12-Dec

MILLAR, NEIL GRANT (1568573) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4859 of No 1662 HCU, which crashed and burst into flames after bouncing on  landing during a night circuit practice.  He was cremated at Edinburgh (Warriston) Crematorium

12-Dec

BRAUTIGAM, ERNEST HENRY (J/40697) age: 19 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL541 of No 1664 HCU, which broke up in the air over North Wales during a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

12-Dec

LEVINE, DAVID (R/85078) age: 23 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL541 of No 1664 HCU, which broke up in the air over North Wales during a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

12-Dec

PREECE, JAMES HAROLD (R/184114) age: 20 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL541 of No 1664 HCU, which broke up in the air over North Wales during a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

12-Dec

LISTER, GERALD LAWRENCE (J/90220) age: 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL541 of No 1664 HCU, which broke up in the air over North Wales during a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

12-Dec

GOEHRING, GORDON GRANT (R/204000) age: 21 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL541 of No 1664 HCU, which broke up in the air over North Wales during a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

12-Dec

McMURTRY, ALLAN FAIRBAIRN (R/250838) age: 22 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL541 of No 1664 HCU, which broke up in the air over North Wales during a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

12-Dec

OVERLAND, JOHN SVEN (R/270919) age: 19 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL541 of No 1664 HCU, which broke up in the air over North Wales during a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

12-Dec

WILLMEK, FRANK (R/168352) age: 23 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL541 of No 1664 HCU, which broke up in the air over North Wales during a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

12-Dec

PENNEY, WILLIAM JAMES ALEXANDER (4213922) age: 23 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V3901 of No 18 (P) AFU, which crashed near Hellidon in Northamptonshire after hitting power cables at low altitude.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

12-Dec

COCKLIN, PETER GORDON (1802038) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V3901 of No 18 (P) AFU, which crashed near Hellidon in Northamptonshire after hitting power cables at low altitude.  He is buried in Rugby (Whinfield) Cemetery

12-Dec

GRUNDY, DENNIS DFC (101567) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, PZ834 of No 304 FTU, which belly-landed in Cornwall after losing its radio and becoming lost.  He is buried in Ulverston Cemetery

12-Dec

MEDCALF, HENRY JOHN (131074) age: 27 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD753 of No 54 OTU, which flew into a hill in the Cheviots during a practice flight.  He is buried in Elstead (St James) Church Cemetery

12-Dec

BELLAMY, RONALD EDWARD (154591) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD753 of No 54 OTU, which flew into a hill in the Cheviots during a practice flight.  He is buried in Surbiton Cemetery

12-Dec

DRAHEIM, LEONARD JOHN (434625) age: 24 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HX816 of No 60 OTU, which spun into the ground after dropping a wing on a single engine approach to Wittering.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

12-Dec

GEORGE, NORMAN GRANTLEY (417067) age: 24 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HX816 of No 60 OTU, which spun into the ground after dropping a wing on a single engine approach to Wittering.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

12-Dec

ROBERTS, OWEN GLYNN (1242271) age: 30 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving at AHQ FE but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Sandakan.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

12-Dec

CROOK, JOHN LIONEL (3032911) age: 19 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Amersham.  He is buried in Chenies (St  Michael) Churchyard Extension

12-Dec

OWEN, ARTHUR STANHOPE (76117) age: 37 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Chedburgh and was killed in an accident whilst carrying out some electrical repairs on the runway.  He is buried in Sevington (St Mary) Churchyard

12-Dec

TWEDDLE, DAVID (1372724) age: 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was possibly serving at RAF Errol and died from a fractured skull sustained when he was hit by a RAF lorry whilst walking along a road near Errol at night.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Morningside) Cemetery.

12-Dec

JOLLANDS, JAMES JOHN (1026509) age: 38 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and was hit in the face by a piece of wood whilst carrying out some work on a circular saw at Emmerson's Timber Sales, Rookery Lane, Lincoln on 13 Nov, however he died in hospital almost a month later with his death being attributed to meningitis.  He is buried in Skellingthorpe (St Lawrence) Churchyard.

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