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Casualties - 22 - 24 December 1944


22-Dec

BUCKIE, DOUGLAS STUART (134731) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XIV, RM811 of No 2 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Oosterbeek during a tactical recce sortie.  He is buried in Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery

22-Dec

WILLIS, VICTOR SINCLAIR (1546247) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD213 WS-F of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near Bardney after hitting a tree whilst trying to land in poor visibility on its return from a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Bradfield (St Nicholas) Churchyard

22-Dec

WHITE, EDWARD ARTHUR (1593954) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD213 WS-F of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near Bardney after hitting a tree whilst trying to land in poor visibility on its return from a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Thrybergh (St Leonard) Old Churchyard

22-Dec

BOOKER, ALAN JOHN (145424) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB533 OL-Q of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Metheringham whilst trying to land in poor visibility on its return from a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

22-Dec

NALDRETT, HENRY JOHN (1867537) age: 19 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB533 OL-Q of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Metheringham whilst trying to land in poor visibility on its return from a raid to Politz.  He is buried in East Sheen Cemetery

22-Dec

BELL, FREDERICK JAMES (972074) age: 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB533 OL-Q of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Metheringham whilst trying to land in poor visibility on its return from a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Hampstead Norris (St Mary) New Churchyard

22-Dec

MARRON, EDWARD (184624) age: 27 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB533 OL-Q of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Metheringham whilst trying to land in poor visibility on its return from a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Nunthorpe (St Mary) Churchyard

22-Dec

GOODMAN, ROBERT FREDERICK (1319008) age: 28 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB533 OL-Q of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Metheringham whilst trying to land in poor visibility on its return from a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Rhondda (Treorchy) Cemetery

22-Dec

SUMMERSCALES, CHARLES (170015) age: 28 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB533 OL-Q of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Metheringham whilst trying to land in poor visibility on its return from a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Thornhill (St  Michael) Churchyard

22-Dec

HATCHER, LESLIE (129148) age: 26 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB533 OL-Q of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Metheringham whilst trying to land in poor visibility on its return from a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Woolwich Cemetery

22-Dec

FAIR, WILLIAM REGINALD (J/25400) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JF513 of No 92 Sqn, which spun into the ground on its return from a strafing attack on targets near Russi in Italy.  It is thought the aircraft may have been damaged by flak in the attack.  He is buried in Forli War Cemetery

22-Dec

MORGAN, J S (1416979) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB461 OF-M of No 97 Sqn, which came down near Eiken in Norway during a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Aseral Churchyard

22-Dec

MANNION, K (1562926) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB461 OF-M of No 97 Sqn, which came down near Eiken in Norway during a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Aseral Churchyard

22-Dec

OLIVER, GORDON ANTHONY O'NEIL (1422977) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB461 OF-M of No 97 Sqn, which came down near Eiken in Norway during a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Aseral Churchyard

22-Dec

HOBBS, EDWARD JOSEPH (1430022) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB461 OF-M of No 97 Sqn, which came down near Eiken in Norway during a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Austad Churchyard

22-Dec

SINCLAIR, WILLIAM ROBERT (410390) age: 21 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB461 OF-M of No 97 Sqn, which came down near Eiken in Norway during a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Eiken Churchyard

22-Dec

CREMINS, THOMAS DAVID (1586074) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB461 OF-M of No 97 Sqn, which came down near Eiken in Norway during a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Eiken Churchyard

22-Dec

KENDALL, GEORGE HERBERT (J/89860) age: 25 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB461 OF-M of No 97 Sqn, which came down near Eiken in Norway during a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Eiken Churchyard

22-Dec

EDWARDS, JEFFREY NEIL (172240) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIX, TA392 RS-K of No 157 Sqn, which crashed out of control (due to aileron problems) whilst attempting to land at Swannington on its return from an intruder sortie.  He is buried in Haveringland (St Peter) Churchyard

22-Dec

TAYLOR, WILLIAM (102126) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIX, TA392 RS-K of No 157 Sqn, which crashed out of control (due to aileron problems) whilst attempting to land at Swannington on its return from an intruder sortie.  He is buried in Northwich Cemetery

22-Dec

UNDERWOOD, EDWARD ARTHUR (152835) age: 21 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB691 CA-O of No 189 Sqn, which came down on high ground near Mandal in Norway during a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Aseral Churchyard

22-Dec

HEUGHAN, ALLAN WATSON (J/36580) age: 26 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB691 CA-O of No 189 Sqn, which came down on high ground near Mandal in Norway during a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Aseral Churchyard

22-Dec

SHEPHERD, HENRY LEWIS (J/29417) age: 31 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB691 CA-O of No 189 Sqn, which came down on high ground near Mandal in Norway during a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Aseral Churchyard

22-Dec

WHITE, GEORGE BASTON (161409) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB691 CA-O of No 189 Sqn, which came down on high ground near Mandal in Norway during a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Aseral Churchyard

22-Dec

SUMMERS, NORMAN (1894502) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB691 CA-O of No 189 Sqn, which came down on high ground near Mandal in Norway during a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Aseral Churchyard

22-Dec

CLAYTON, JAMES (1739516) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB691 CA-O of No 189 Sqn, which came down on high ground near Mandal in Norway during a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Aseral Churchyard

22-Dec

GAMBLE, W A (1681085) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB691 CA-O of No 189 Sqn, which came down on high ground near Mandal in Norway during a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Aseral Churchyard

22-Dec

WITHERDEN, WALTER HARRY (162259) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB289 CA-B of No 189 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Politz.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Dec

McGOWAN, ROBERT HENRY (83277) age: 28 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB289 CA-B of No 189 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Politz.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Dec

BARSBY, GEORGE EDWARD (1880819) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB289 CA-B of No 189 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Politz.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Dec

BLATCHFORD, LEONARD GLENDENNING (1881482) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB289 CA-B of No 189 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Politz.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Dec

HOLLAND, ARTHUR NOEL ELLIS (702440) age: 26 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB289 CA-B of No 189 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Politz.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Dec

MILLER, KENNETH SILVER MYLNE (710272) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB289 CA-B of No 189 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Politz.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Dec

RODDA, DOUGLAS ERNEST (1315683) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB289 CA-B of No 189 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Politz.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Dec

DAVY, HARRY DENIS (J/35523) age: 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PA977 LQ-D of No 405 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Bingen.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

22-Dec

TITE, JOSEPH (J/28523) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PA977 LQ-D of No 405 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Bingen.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

22-Dec

RYNSKI, JOSEPH BARNEY (R/148282) age: 21 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PA977 LQ-D of No 405 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Bingen.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

22-Dec

DEVITT, JAMES FREDERICK (C/92768) age: 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PA977 LQ-D of No 405 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Bingen.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

22-Dec

GREENWOOD, CLEMENT JOSEPH (430375) age: 32 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB688 JO-M of No 463 Sqn, which crashed near Waddington whilst trying to land in poor visibility on its return from a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

22-Dec

HALSTED, ROGER HUBERT (428694) age: 21 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB688 JO-M of No 463 Sqn, which crashed near Waddington whilst trying to land in poor visibility on its return from a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

22-Dec

CHEYNE, GEORGE JAMES (429846) age: 28 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB688 JO-M of No 463 Sqn, which crashed near Waddington whilst trying to land in poor visibility on its return from a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

22-Dec

MILLER, LEONARD EDRIC JAMES (435780) age: 24 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB688 JO-M of No 463 Sqn, which crashed near Waddington whilst trying to land in poor visibility on its return from a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

22-Dec

POWER, JOHN RENTON (432435) age: 24 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB688 JO-M of No 463 Sqn, which crashed near Waddington whilst trying to land in poor visibility on its return from a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

22-Dec

PETTIGREW, BRUCE. O. (1022473) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB688 JO-M of No 463 Sqn, which crashed near Waddington whilst trying to land in poor visibility on its return from a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

22-Dec

FEILBERG, RONALD FREDERICK (421192) age: 27 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NP975 HD-H of No 466 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Bingen.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

22-Dec

WILLIAMS, STAMFORD SEATON (412297) age: 24 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, EJ715 'B' of No 486 Sqn, which was shot down near Vreden by flak.  He is buried in Losser Roman Catholic Churchyard

22-Dec

PARKES, GERALD (1817340) age: 29 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA501 LK-X of No 578 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on its return from a raid to Bingen.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

22-Dec

STEWART, GORDON (937440) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA501 LK-X of No 578 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on its return from a raid to Bingen.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

22-Dec

BOOTH, FREDERICK OLIVER (56364) age: 28 RAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA501 LK-X of No 578 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on its return from a raid to Bingen.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

22-Dec

YATES, ROBERTON BERTRAND (171019) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME561 KC-T of No 617 Sqn, which crashed near Tealby in Lincolnshire whilst trying to land in poor visibility at Ludford Magna on its return from a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Dartmouth (Longcross) Cemetery

22-Dec

WALKER, ARTHUR JAMES DFC (139686) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME561 KC-T of No 617 Sqn, which crashed near Tealby in Lincolnshire whilst trying to land in poor visibility at Ludford Magna on its return from a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Richmond Cemetery, Surrey

22-Dec

GURDEN, FREDERICK ERNEST REX (152296) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG244 UM-E2 of No 626 Sqn, which aborted its mission to Koblenz following an engine failure and returned to Wickenby but crashed and exploded on impact.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Dec

PREECE, REGINALD RODERICK (151813) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG244 UM-E2 of No 626 Sqn, which aborted its mission to Koblenz following an engine failure and returned to Wickenby but crashed and exploded on impact.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Dec

MACE, ARTHUR GEORGE (1410722) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG244 UM-E2 of No 626 Sqn, which aborted its mission to Koblenz following an engine failure and returned to Wickenby but crashed and exploded on impact.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Dec

LIDDLE, ALASTAIR FRASER (1572466) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG244 UM-E2 of No 626 Sqn, which aborted its mission to Koblenz following an engine failure and returned to Wickenby but crashed and exploded on impact.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Dec

RADLEY, PETER (1876928) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG244 UM-E2 of No 626 Sqn, which aborted its mission to Koblenz following an engine failure and returned to Wickenby but crashed and exploded on impact.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Dec

STAPLETON, WILLIAM THOMAS (1653202) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG244 UM-E2 of No 626 Sqn, which aborted its mission to Koblenz following an engine failure and returned to Wickenby but crashed and exploded on impact.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Dec

WALDON, PHILLIP LAWSON (1877437) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG244 UM-E2 of No 626 Sqn, which aborted its mission to Koblenz following an engine failure and returned to Wickenby but crashed and exploded on impact.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Dec

QUINLIVAN, JOHN HENRY (1874439) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG258 of No 630 Sqn, which crashed near Scanfield Farm on its return from a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Abney Park Cemetery

22-Dec

DUFFETT, JAMES (1805514) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG258 of No 630 Sqn, which crashed near Scanfield Farm on its return from a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Colchester Cemetery

22-Dec

BAIN, JAMES STUART (1821620) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG258 of No 630 Sqn, which crashed near Scanfield Farm on its return from a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Liberton) Cemetery

22-Dec

JAMES, WILLIAM MCPHERSON (163644) age: 30 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG258 of No 630 Sqn, which crashed near Scanfield Farm on its return from a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Stockton-on-Tees (Oxbridge Lane) Cemetery

22-Dec

BRUCK, RAYMOND ATHOL (1815134) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG258 of No 630 Sqn, which crashed near Scanfield Farm on its return from a raid to Politz.  He is buried in Tankersley (St Peter) Churchyard

22-Dec

STOCKILL, ARNOLD (142550) age: 31 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG258 of No 630 Sqn, which crashed near Scanfield Farm on its return from a raid to Politz.  He was cremated at Darlington Crematorium

22-Dec

FOSTER, ARTHUR WILLIAM (1775218) age: 20 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst serving with No 2731 Sqn RAF Regiment, but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained, however his death was registered at St Neots.  He is buried in Scunthorpe (Brumby and Frodingham) Cemetery

22-Dec

CRAIK, ROBERT LAWRIE (803207) age: 38 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 136 Wing, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Oostende New Communal Cemetery

22-Dec

BOUCHARD, VERNON JOHN (J/85054) age: 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle V, V1823 of No 22 HGCU, which crashed and burst into flames near Bratton in Wiltshire after the glider it was towing caused it to stall shortly after take off.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

22-Dec

BANNIER, ARTHUR WILLIAM (1388931) age: Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle V, V1823 of No 22 HGCU, which crashed and burst into flames near Bratton in Wiltshire after the glider it was towing caused it to stall shortly after take off.  He is buried in North Sheen Cemetery

22-Dec

PIASECKI, Jozef Tradeusz(P.783719) age: 25 PAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, MF174 of the EANS, which flew into high ground on the Isle of Man in bad weather during a training flight.  He is buried in Market Drayton Cemetery

22-Dec

RILEY, FRANCIS RIO (120395) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, MF174 of the EANS, which flew into high ground on the Isle of Man in bad weather during a training flight.  He is buried in Bentley Cemetery, Staffordshire

22-Dec

HARTLAND, HAROLD ANTHONY (156566) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, MF174 of the EANS, which flew into high ground on the Isle of Man in bad weather during a training flight.  He is buried in Oscott College Cemetery, Birmingham

22-Dec

CROMARTY, JOSEPH (1122156) age: 22 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, MF174 of the EANS, which flew into high ground on the Isle of Man in bad weather during a training flight.  He is buried in Whitley Bay (Hartley South) Cemetery

22-Dec

BARCROFT, FRANCIS LESLIE (49894) age: 35 RAF

Flt Lt

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

22-Dec

CHRISTIE, ELIZABETH MARGARET (2074617) age: 22 WAAF

LACW

She was serving at RAF Leuchars and died suddenly, cause unknown.  She is buried in Blairgowrie Cemetery.

23-Dec

WEBB, JOSEPH WILLIAM (422774) age: 24 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB678 TL-F of No 35 Sqn, which collided with PB683 of the same unit over the South Foreland in Kent and crashed into the Channel en-route to a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

23-Dec

CURRIE, DONALD RUSSELL (J/93665) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB678 TL-F of No 35 Sqn, which collided with PB683 of the same unit over the South Foreland in Kent and crashed into the Channel en-route to a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

23-Dec

MAYS, JOHN CHARLES (1867597) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB678 TL-F of No 35 Sqn, which collided with PB683 of the same unit over the South Foreland in Kent and crashed into the Channel en-route to a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Harrow (Harrow Weald) Cemetery

23-Dec

CRADDOCK, THOMAS EUGENE (411869) age: 25 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB678 TL-F of No 35 Sqn, which collided with PB683 of the same unit over the South Foreland in Kent and crashed into the Channel en-route to a raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Dec

NORSWORTHY, ROBERT KEITH (417875) age: 21 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB678 TL-F of No 35 Sqn, which collided with PB683 of the same unit over the South Foreland in Kent and crashed into the Channel en-route to a raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Dec

CLARKE, RICHARD JOSEPH (56445) age: 26 RAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB678 TL-F of No 35 Sqn, which collided with PB683 of the same unit over the South Foreland in Kent and crashed into the Channel en-route to a raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Dec

McGEE, JAMES (J/95373) age: 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB678 TL-F of No 35 Sqn, which collided with PB683 of the same unit over the South Foreland in Kent and crashed into the Channel en-route to a raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Dec

FLEMING, ALEXANDER STEWART (1595708) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB683 TL-H of No 35 Sqn, which collided with PB678 of the same unit over the South Foreland in Kent and crashed into the Channel en-route to a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Bathgate (Boghead) Cemetery

23-Dec

FAULKNER, JOHN GEOFFREY (84712) age: 28 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB683 TL-H of No 35 Sqn, which collided with PB678 of the same unit over the South Foreland in Kent and crashed into the Channel en-route to a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-sur-Mer

23-Dec

BROWN, NORMAN (115788) age: 31 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB683 TL-H of No 35 Sqn, which collided with PB678 of the same unit over the South Foreland in Kent and crashed into the Channel en-route to a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery

23-Dec

LAWSON, GEORGE SIMPSON (149628) age: 30 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB683 TL-H of No 35 Sqn, which collided with PB678 of the same unit over the South Foreland in Kent and crashed into the Channel en-route to a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Margate Cemetery, Kent

23-Dec

SUTCLIFFE, ALBERT (1092752) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB683 TL-H of No 35 Sqn, which collided with PB678 of the same unit over the South Foreland in Kent and crashed into the Channel en-route to a raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Dec

WINTER, JOHN SEYMORE (1231043) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB683 TL-H of No 35 Sqn, which collided with PB678 of the same unit over the South Foreland in Kent and crashed into the Channel en-route to a raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Dec

WHITE, LAWRENCE (1595759) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB683 TL-H of No 35 Sqn, which collided with PB678 of the same unit over the South Foreland in Kent and crashed into the Channel en-route to a raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Dec

CHRISTIE, ALEXANDER ANTHONY (432485) age: 21 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK664 WP-V of No 90 Sqn, which exploded over Hamm after being hit by flak during a raid to Trier.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

23-Dec

FLOYD, HERBERT GEORGE (161272) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK664 WP-V of No 90 Sqn, which exploded over Hamm after being hit by flak during a raid to Trier.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

23-Dec

CLINCH, FREDERICK WILLIAM (2210367) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK664 WP-V of No 90 Sqn, which exploded over Hamm after being hit by flak during a raid to Trier.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

23-Dec

MANNING, JOHN (2203524) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK664 WP-V of No 90 Sqn, which exploded over Hamm after being hit by flak during a raid to Trier.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

23-Dec

BOYD, NORMAN COLLIS (430112) age: 23 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK664 WP-V of No 90 Sqn, which exploded over Hamm after being hit by flak during a raid to Trier.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Dec

ENNOR, JOHN REGINALD (1339743) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK664 WP-V of No 90 Sqn, which exploded over Hamm after being hit by flak during a raid to Trier.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Dec

ALLISON, EDWARD CHARLES (2220851) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK664 WP-V of No 90 Sqn, which exploded over Hamm after being hit by flak during a raid to Trier.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Dec

GIBSON, ROBERT WILLIAM (R/131971) age: Unknown RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK664 WP-V of No 90 Sqn, which exploded over Hamm after being hit by flak during a raid to Trier.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Dec

LAMBERT, WILLIAM THRAVES (145181) age: 36 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, ML998 HS-B of No 109 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter over the target during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

23-Dec

CARPENTER, ERIC CHARLES (J/4918) age: 25 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, ML998 HS-B of No 109 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter over the target during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

23-Dec

MERRETT, NORMAN LESLIE (416446) age: 24 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was captured on 11 Dec 1944 whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JR507 'V' of No 164 Sqn, which shot down by flak near Utrecht but he was killed in captivity.  He is buried in Utrecht (Soestbergen) General Cemetery

23-Dec

PALMER, RONALD JACK (641645) age: 23 RAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 178 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

23-Dec

KAUER, JAROSLAV  (787634) age: 25 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MH878 of No 310 Sqn, which crashed in a force landing near Boulogne with fuel problems during Ramrod 1414.  He is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

23-Dec

LUBICZ-LISOWSKI, Tadeusz Kazimierz (P.2662) age: 24 PAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, HB885 PK-J of No 315 Sqn, which he abandoned off the Shetland Islands during a Ramrod to Norway, but was not found.  He has no known grave

23-Dec

REIF, ARNDT WALTHER (J/86455) age: 29 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB120 6O-P of No 582 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and fighters over the target during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

23-Dec

OWEN, GEORGE (1622728) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB120 6O-P of No 582 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and fighters over the target during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

23-Dec

AUSTIN, KENNETH HARRY (J/90857) age: 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB120 6O-P of No 582 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and fighters over the target during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

23-Dec

UZELMAN, PETER (J/93105) age: 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB120 6O-P of No 582 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and fighters over the target during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

23-Dec

PATERSON, JOHN (1823399) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB120 6O-P of No 582 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and fighters over the target during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

23-Dec

HEWITT, KENNETH WILLIAM (183777) age: 24 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was flying in Lancaster III, PB141 6O-F of No 582 Sqn, which he abandoned after it was attacked by fighters during a raid on Cologne but on landing he was shot and died later in hospital.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

23-Dec

DALGARNO, WILLIAM (161283) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB371 6O-V of No 582 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

23-Dec

MILNE, OWEN STRACHAN (132625) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB371 6O-V of No 582 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

23-Dec

RUSSELL, GEORGE (129583) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB371 6O-V of No 582 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

23-Dec

NUNDY, BERT (1671822) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB371 6O-V of No 582 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

23-Dec

CARTER, ALBERT LESLIE (44553) age: 29 RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB371 6O-V of No 582 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

23-Dec

PALMER, ROBERT ANTHONY MAURICE VC, DFC and Bar (115772) age: 24 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB371 6O-V of No 582 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target during a raid to Cologne.  He was acting as the Master Bomber and for his actions he was awarded a posthumous VC.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

23-Dec

CAMPBELL, FREDERICK WILLIAM (J/94493) age: 29 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB523 6O-J of No 582 Sqn, which came down near Opitter in Belgium during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

23-Dec

THOMAS, PETER ALFRED (172593) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB523 6O-J of No 582 Sqn, which came down near Opitter in Belgium during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

23-Dec

HOBBS, VIVIAN GEORGE (1816098) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB523 6O-J of No 582 Sqn, which came down near Opitter in Belgium during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

23-Dec

ELVIN, RONALD GORDON (121534) age: 23 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HP930 of No 613 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie in the Koblenz area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Dec

RAYNER, ERIC (126000) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HP930 of No 613 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie in the Koblenz area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Dec

DOYLE, JOSEPH (1070133) age: Unknown RAFVR

LAC

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

23-Dec

SEDDON, THOMAS (1120045) age: 35 RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 151 OTU, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

23-Dec

NECK, COLIN GLOVER (178124) age: 32 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 2 TAF Base, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery

23-Dec

MILLEN, THOMAS EDWIN (1461808) age: 22 RAFVR

AC1

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 372 RSU, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery

23-Dec

FAIRWEATHER, ALBERT ARTHUR (1322950) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, KV966 of No 54 OTU, which flew into high ground near Berwick  on Tweed whilst flying in cloud at night.  He is buried in Harrow (Eastcote Lane) Cemetery

23-Dec

CHIRNSIDE, JOHN WALTER (151918) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in B-24L, 44-49336 'Lady Mary' of the 885th Bomb Squadron, 2641st Special Group USAAF Sqn, which was lost NW of Sarajevo during a Special Duties flight.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

23-Dec

ANDREWS, CLIFFORD JOHN (1401808) age: Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was possibly killed whilst flying in B-24L, 44-49336 'Lady Mary' of the 885th Bomb Squadron, 2641st Special Group USAAF Sqn, which was lost NW of Sarajevo during a Special Duties flight.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

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