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Casualties - 29 - 31 December 1944


29-Dec

EDWARDS, MALCOLM FINNEY (133358) age: 27 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, EJ803 of No 3 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 near Rheine.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

SLADE-BETTS, KENNETH GORDON (175509) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was flying in Tempest V, JN803 of No 3 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 near Rheine but was murdered by Standartenfuhrer Bollenrath, head of security at Rheine airfield.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

WATTS, KENNETH (420315) age: 23 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, EJ522 'F' of No 56 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 near Dummer Lake.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

HEENAN, JOHN ANDREW (1583786) age: 20 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MF367 of No 70 Sqn, which crashed in Italy during a supply-dropping mission to Yugoslavia.  He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery

29-Dec

CUNDY, RAYMOND LESLIE (1808557) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MF367 of No 70 Sqn, which crashed in Italy during a supply-dropping mission to Yugoslavia.  He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery

29-Dec

MULHOLLAND, JAMES BERNARD (1107757) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MF367 of No 70 Sqn, which crashed in Italy during a supply-dropping mission to Yugoslavia.  He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery

29-Dec

THAYR, DONALD (1803452) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MF367 of No 70 Sqn, which crashed in Italy during a supply-dropping mission to Yugoslavia.  He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery

29-Dec

HAWKE, RAYMOND RICHARD LINDSAY (427090) age: 29 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MF367 of No 70 Sqn, which crashed in Italy during a supply-dropping mission to Yugoslavia.  He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery

29-Dec

ATTWOOLL, PETER RALPH (1396551) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Spitfire XVI, RR255 of No 127 Sqn, which caught fire in a force landing near Tilburg after being hit by flak during on barges.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

29-Dec

PRICE, ARTHUR RONALD (574169) age: 21 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH276 'X' of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire whilst laying mines in the estuary of the Rangoon river.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

29-Dec

DENNERLY, NORMAN (1623291) age: 27 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH276 'X' of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire whilst laying mines in the estuary of the Rangoon river.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

29-Dec

HETHERINGTON, JAMES CARRUTHERS (2210508) age: 39 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH276 'X' of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire whilst laying mines in the estuary of the Rangoon river.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

29-Dec

HILTON, RONALD DENIS (1233506) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH276 'X' of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire whilst laying mines in the estuary of the Rangoon river.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

29-Dec

KELLY, DONALD ANTHONY (3030010) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH276 'X' of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire whilst laying mines in the estuary of the Rangoon river.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

29-Dec

LEWIS, RONALD JOHN (1582372) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH276 'X' of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire whilst laying mines in the estuary of the Rangoon river.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

29-Dec

RAINE, THOMAS VERNON (1000570) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH276 'X' of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire whilst laying mines in the estuary of the Rangoon river.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

29-Dec

HOLFORD, CHARLES JOHN (1268205) age: 21 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH276 'X' of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire whilst laying mines in the estuary of the Rangoon river.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

29-Dec

STEWART, ARTHUR JAMES LANDER (1394873) age: 21 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH276 'X' of No 159 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire whilst laying mines in the estuary of the Rangoon river.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

29-Dec

GIBBONS, ERNEST (124398) age: 30 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JR332 of No 168 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 near Steinfurt.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

HAWDON, JOHN OLDHAM (67123) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD206 TC-B of No 170 Sqn, which came down at Marl during a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

ROSS, HENRY (178539) age: 27 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD206 TC-B of No 170 Sqn, which came down at Marl during a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

HODGSON, FRANCIS EVERARD (81736) age: 38 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD206 TC-B of No 170 Sqn, which came down at Marl during a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

SHAW, STANLEY BERNARD (1651549) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD206 TC-B of No 170 Sqn, which came down at Marl during a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

STEVENSON, JACK (188909) age: 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD206 TC-B of No 170 Sqn, which came down at Marl during a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

FAULKNER, GEORGE (849211) age: 37 AuxAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD206 TC-B of No 170 Sqn, which came down at Marl during a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

BARNETT, KENNETH HENRY (427611) age: 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD206 TC-B of No 170 Sqn, which came down at Marl during a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

DE KERDREL, MICHAEL (143733) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, PD532 'H' of No 175 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Steinfurt.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

STRINGER, ALLAN JAMES (J/87136) age: 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV179 of No 254 Sqn, which failed to return from a 'Rover' patrol over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

DUNNING, JOHN ARNOLD (1578547) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV179 of No 254 Sqn, which failed to return from a 'Rover' patrol over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

MACIERZYNSKI, Karol (P.793941) age: 29 PAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL187  of No 301 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Meretice, Czechoslovakia during a supply dropping sortie to Poland.  He is buried in Prague War Cemetery

29-Dec

LISIK, Stanislaw (P.783104) age: 25 PAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL187  of No 301 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Meretice, Czechoslovakia during a supply dropping sortie to Poland.  He is buried in Prague War Cemetery

29-Dec

MÜLLER (MILLER), Wiktor (P.794032) age: 30 PAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL187  of No 301 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Meretice, Czechoslovakia during a supply dropping sortie to Poland.  He is buried in Prague War Cemetery

29-Dec

MAJER, Teodor Tadeusz (P.781379) age: 27 PAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL187  of No 301 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Meretice, Czechoslovakia during a supply dropping sortie to Poland.  He is buried in Prague War Cemetery

29-Dec

URAM, Boleslaw (P.783221) age: 24 PAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL187  of No 301 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Meretice, Czechoslovakia during a supply dropping sortie to Poland.  He is buried in Prague War Cemetery

29-Dec

KRYSZCZUK, Franciszek(P.0152) age: 33 PAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL187  of No 301, which was shot down by flak near Meretice, Czechoslovakia during a supply dropping sortie to Poland.  He is buried in Prague War Cemetery

29-Dec

KRZECZEWSKI, Eugeniusz Stnislaw(P.781609) age: 28 PAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL187  of No 301, which was shot down by flak near Meretice, Czechoslovakia during a supply dropping sortie to Poland.  He is buried in Prague War Cemetery

29-Dec

WIANECKI, Tadeusz Stanislaw(P.0072) age: 38 PAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL187  of No 301, which was shot down by flak near Meretice, Czechoslovakia during a supply dropping sortie to Poland.  He is buried in Prague War Cemetery

29-Dec

JILLINGS, J () age: 

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FV928 of No 320 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Lille.  He is buried in

29-Dec

RAEDER, J K B () age: 

Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PT704 'B' of No 331 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy fighter near Osnabruck.  He is buried in

29-Dec

MARTIN, REGINALD CHARLES  (627635) age: 24 RAF

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in York of No 347 Sqn, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ford Park Cemetery (Formerly Plymouth Old Cemetery) (Pennycomequick)

29-Dec

SHEEHY, EDWARD BERNARD (J/12347) age: 22 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MK300 of No 401 Sqn, which was shot down on fire by a Fw 190.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

PHILLIPS, JAMES MURRAY (J/42729) age:  RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB525 LQ-P of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

DRYER, HOWARD RAYMOND (J/42654) age: 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB525 LQ-P of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

FOX, GERALD GORDON (J/35831) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB525 LQ-P of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

PHILLIPS, JAMES MURRAY (J/42729) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB525 LQ-P of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

WILSHER, FREDERICK HAROLD (J/27994) age: 26 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB525 LQ-P of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

HALEY, ALAN WARDELL (J/90549) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB525 LQ-P of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

KAESEMODEL, ERNEST RICHARD (J/89899) age: 19 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB525 LQ-P of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

MACFARLANE, DONALD JOHN (J/90647) age: 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB525 LQ-P of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

HARRIGAN, THOMAS RAYMOND (R/113569) age: 22 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB525 LQ-P of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

ADAM, RAYMOND FRANCIS (J/90229) age: 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB753 VR-L of No 419 Sqn, which exploded near Essen after being hit by flak during a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

DENNIS, FREDERICK STANLEY (J/95222) age: 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB753 VR-L of No 419 Sqn, which exploded near Essen after being hit by flak during a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

RHIND, JOHN CAMPBELL (J/95464) age: 19 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB753 VR-L of No 419 Sqn, which exploded near Essen after being hit by flak during a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

TARZWELL, HERBERT CHESTER (J/93803) age: 23 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB753 VR-L of No 419 Sqn, which exploded near Essen after being hit by flak during a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

WAKELY, LEO PAUL (J/93804) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB753 VR-L of No 419 Sqn, which exploded near Essen after being hit by flak during a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

ERATT, ROBERT EDWARD (1622341) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB753 VR-L of No 419 Sqn, which exploded near Essen after being hit by flak during a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

McVICAR, REGINALD ARCHIBALD (J/29220) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB765 VR-Q of No 419 Sqn, which exploded near Gelsenkirchen-Buer after being hit by flak and fire from a night fighter during a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

SORRENTI, VINCENT ANDREW (J/36937) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB765 VR-Q of No 419 Sqn, which exploded near Gelsenkirchen-Buer after being hit by flak and fire from a night fighter during a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

MORGAN, WILLIAM GEORGE EATON (R/191341) age: 22 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB765 VR-Q of No 419 Sqn, which exploded near Gelsenkirchen-Buer after being hit by flak and fire from a night fighter during a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

CONLEY, ROY CLIFFORD (J/93725) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB765 VR-Q of No 419 Sqn, which exploded near Gelsenkirchen-Buer after being hit by flak and fire from a night fighter during a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

FELDMAN, JACOB(C/95293) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB765 VR-Q of No 419 Sqn, which exploded near Gelsenkirchen-Buer after being hit by flak and fire from a night fighter during a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

MALONEY, THOMAS JOSEPH (J/93688) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB765 VR-Q of No 419 Sqn, which exploded near Gelsenkirchen-Buer after being hit by flak and fire from a night fighter during a raid to Scholven-Buer.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Dec

WATSON, FREDERICK CHARLES (1169390) age: 29 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst unloading Lancaster I, PD325 JI-L10 of No 514 Sqn, which was destroyed when a 250lb bomb exploded as it was being unloaded.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

BREWER, DONALD VICTOR (1893614) age: 19 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst unloading Lancaster I, PD325 JI-L2 of No 514 Sqn, which was destroyed when a 250lb bomb exploded as it was being unloaded.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

29-Dec

HAYDEN, GEOFFREY GRAHAM (1863381) age: 20 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst unloading Lancaster I, PD325 JI-L3 of No 514 Sqn, which was destroyed when a 250lb bomb exploded as it was being unloaded.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

29-Dec

BICHARD, DERRICK GORDON (1870102) age: 20 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst unloading Lancaster I, PD325 JI-L4 of No 514 Sqn, which was destroyed when a 250lb bomb exploded as it was being unloaded.  He is buried in Southgate Cemetery

29-Dec

LEACH, HARRY GEORGE (1429200) age: 34 RAFVR

AC1

He was killed whilst unloading Lancaster I, PD325 JI-L6 of No 514 Sqn, which was destroyed when a 250lb bomb exploded as it was being unloaded.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

WESTGARTH, JOHN (552023) age: 23 RAF

Cpl

He was killed whilst unloading Lancaster I, PD325 JI-L7 of No 514 Sqn, which was destroyed when a 250lb bomb exploded as it was being unloaded.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

BOLTON, SAMUEL (1639785) age: Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst unloading Lancaster I, PD325 JI-L8 of No 514 Sqn, which was destroyed when a 250lb bomb exploded as it was being unloaded.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

SMALES, LAURENCE (1621436) age: 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst unloading Lancaster I, PD325 JI-L9 of No 514 Sqn, which was destroyed when a 250lb bomb exploded as it was being unloaded.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

CROW, ARTHUR MAURICE DSO, DFM(116137) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, NS791 of No 540 Sqn, which failed to return from a photo recce sortie to Stendal.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

29-Dec

BUCK, GEORGFIELD (1375762) age: Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was serving with No 607 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Imphal War Cemetery

29-Dec

DAVIES, RONALD (1128796) age: 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 617 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Dec

CREWE, WILFRED (1493266) age: 42 RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Scotland? of No 683 Sqn, which but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Stoke-on-Trent (Hanley) Cemetery

29-Dec

KEMP, STANLEY HERBERT (932918) age: 24 RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed whilst serving with No 2804 Sqn RAF Regiment, but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

29-Dec

RAMSAY, ALEXANDER (1600766) age: 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder, HD501 'S' of No 12 Sqn SAAF, which explode whilst making its bombing run.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery

29-Dec

HAYNES, PERCY OSWALD (1822538) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder, HD620 'R' of No 12 Sqn SAAF, which crashed after being damaged by the explosion of HD501.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery

29-Dec

HIPWELL, JOHN HENRY (1868359) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder, HD620 'R' of No 12 Sqn SAAF, which crashed after being damaged by the explosion of HD501.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery

29-Dec

MORLEY, ANTHONY JOHN (1582766) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder, HD620 'R' of No 12 Sqn SAAF, which crashed after being damaged by the explosion of HD501.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery

29-Dec

JARVIS, WILLIAM STANLEY (118119) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst serving with No 121 SP, when his aircraft hit a hillside in thick fog NE of Versailles.  He is buried in Gonesse Communal Cemetery

29-Dec

LANG, EDWARD JAMES MORGAN (25079) age: Unknown RAF

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst serving with No 121 SP, when his aircraft hit a hillside in thick fog NE of Versailles.  He is buried in Gonesse Communal Cemetery

29-Dec

SUTTON, ERNEST LESLIE (522644) age: 32 RAF

Sgt

He had been serving with No 151 MU but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in Java.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

29-Dec

PATTINSON, JAMES (1130078) age: 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, LT431 of No 7 AOS, which crashed near Crossgar in County Down after hitting a tree whilst low flying.  He is buried in Aapatria (St Kentigern) Churchyard

29-Dec

SORGATZ, FREDERICK EDWARD (1898649) age: 18 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, LT431 of No 7 AOS, which crashed near Crossgar in County Down after hitting a tree whilst low flying.  He is buried in Highgate Cemetery

29-Dec

PRYOR, JOHN (2236051) age: 18 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, LT431 of No 7 AOS, which crashed near Crossgar in County Down after hitting a tree whilst low flying.  He is buried in/or was cremated at Islington Cemetery and Crematorium

29-Dec

AMES, HAROLD VICTOR (1461233) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, LT431 of No 7 AOS, which crashed near Crossgar in County Down after hitting a tree whilst low flying.  He is buried in Ardglass (St Nicholas) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

29-Dec

SWEETING, ERIC JOHN (1443879) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, LT431 of No 7 AOS, which crashed near Crossgar in County Down after hitting a tree whilst low flying.  He is buried in or cremated at Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium.

29-Dec

HOLMES, HARRY (1458454) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He died from injuries, probably sustained whilst flying in Warwick I, BV340 of No 5 (C) OTU, which overshot and crashed into the south bank of Pow Burn at Prestwick following an engine failure.  He is buried in Salford (Agecroft) Cemetery.

29-Dec

CLARKE, CYRIL JAMES (2207098) age: 20 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 84 Grp but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Turnhout Communal Cemetery.

29-Dec

WHITE, ARTHUR VEREY (60152) age: 47 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Rugby.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St Andrew's and Jesmond) Cemetery.

29-Dec

SHEPLEY, THOMAS TIMMS (1478760) age: 34 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving at RAF Grangemouth where he committed suicide.  He was cremated at Stockport Crematorium.

29-Dec

GRIFFITHS, IDWAL (1133340) age: 25 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

29-Dec

BANKS, RAYMOND KNIGHTON (1064885) age: 30 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at The Crescent Hotel, Horton Crescent, Rugby.  He is buried in Swadlincote District (Church Gresley) Cemetery.

30-Dec

MAY, PERCIVAL THOMAS FREDERICK (145698) age: 30 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA171 MP-E of No 76 Sqn, which crashed in the target area during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

30-Dec

JOHNSTONE, JOHN MARTIN (2203179) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA171 MP-E of No 76 Sqn, which crashed in the target area during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

30-Dec

BLOY, RONALD FREDERICK (1684056) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA171 MP-E of No 76 Sqn, which crashed in the target area during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

30-Dec

HOLMES, DUDLEY WHITE (1585099) age: 35 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA171 MP-E of No 76 Sqn, which crashed in the target area during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

30-Dec

WATERHOUSE, ALAN (1621931) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA171 MP-E of No 76 Sqn, which crashed in the target area during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

30-Dec

WRIGHT, JOHN (1491676) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA171 MP-E of No 76 Sqn, which crashed in the target area during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

30-Dec

COOPER, ARTHUR JOHN MACFARLANE (1586469) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB621 GT-N of No 156 Sqn, which came down at Koln-Rodenkirchen during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

30-Dec

WHITE, LEONARD WALTER JOHN (1897615) age: 34 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB621 GT-N of No 156 Sqn, which came down at Koln-Rodenkirchen during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

30-Dec

BINGHAM, WILLIAM NICHOLAS (53926) age: 25 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB621 GT-N of No 156 Sqn, which came down at Koln-Rodenkirchen during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

30-Dec

TUTILL, JOHN WILLIAM (808316) age: Unknown AuxAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB621 GT-N of No 156 Sqn, which came down at Koln-Rodenkirchen during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

30-Dec

HOMER, TERENCE WILLIAM GEORGE (1585756) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB621 GT-N of No 156 Sqn, which came down at Koln-Rodenkirchen during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

30-Dec

SPREADBURY, GEORGE (1852228) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB621 GT-N of No 156 Sqn, which came down at Koln-Rodenkirchen during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

30-Dec

FALCONER, DONALD BUCHAN (87052) age: 28 RAFVR

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB621 GT-N of No 156 Sqn, which came down at Koln-Rodenkirchen during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

30-Dec

GREEN, WILLIAM FRANCIS (1140578) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 159 Sqn, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

30-Dec

CARTMAN, JAMES EDWARD (J/93432) age: 24 RCAF

Plt Off

He was serving at No 161 Sqn and he died from gas poisoning whilst staying at the Craven Hill Hotel in London.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

30-Dec

MAIKA, PETER JOSEPH (C/13078) age: 27 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV942 'K' of No 354 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Bengal.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Dec

MANYLUK, WILLIAM ALEXANDER (J/22965) age: 22 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV942 'K' of No 354 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Bengal.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Dec

CAIN, LANCE (15279) age: 31 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV942 'K' of No 354 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Bengal.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Dec

GORDON, MALCOLM JAMES (434942) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV942 'K' of No 354 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Bengal.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Dec

McCULLOCH, ROBERT WILLLAM (417587) age: 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV942 'K' of No 354 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Bengal.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Dec

ROBINSON, ARTHUR WILLMOTT (429018) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV942 'K' of No 354 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Bengal.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Dec

SUTCLIFFE, JOHN (980740) age: 26 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV942 'K' of No 354 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Bengal.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Dec

WELBURN, JAMES KENNETH (578570) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV942 'K' of No 354 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Bengal.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Dec

BARNETT, GEORGE HOWELL (J/90983) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was flying in Halifax, VII, NP812 QO-T of No 432 Sqn, which was damaged on a raid to Donn, he bailed out but was killed.  He is buried in Jemeppe-sur-Sambre Communal Cemetery

30-Dec

MacLEOD, RONALD (1352499) age: 37 RAFVR

Cpl

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 Naples War Cemetery

30-Dec

WALKER, THOMAS JACK (1527821) age: Unknown RAFVR

Cpl

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

30-Dec

JOHNSTON, WILLIAM LEWIS (173764) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle VI, V1934 of No 23 HGCU, which crashed and burst into flames in an attempted force landing on take off following an engine failure.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

30-Dec

TERZZA, JOHN WILLIAM (1818244) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle VI, V1934 of No 23 HGCU, which crashed and burst into flames in an attempted force landing on take off following an engine failure.  He is buried in Keyworth (St Mary) Churchyard

30-Dec

FLACK, GEORGE GASTON (164836) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle VI, V1934 of No 23 HGCU, which crashed and burst into flames in an attempted force landing on take off following an engine failure.  He was buried or cremated at the Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery

30-Dec

JOHNSON, GEORGE EARL (133447) age: 58 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Dewsbury.  He is buried in Culmington (All Saints) Churchyard

30-Dec

McBEATH, CHRISTOPHER (1829524) age: 19 RAFVR

AC2

He had probably been invalided out of the RAF because at the time of his death at the Seaforth Sanitorium, Maryburgh, Dingwall, from pulmonary tuberculosis he was described as a farm labourer.  He is buried in Applecross Parish Churchyard

30-Dec

BROTHERSTON, THOMAS SUTHERLAND (90673) age: 31 RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Turnberry and died in the County Hospital, Ayr, due to shock and multiple injuries sustained the previous day.  He was cremated at Edinburgh (Warriston) Crematorium.

30-Dec

NETTLE, BERNARD ARTHUR (340825) age: 42 RAF

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died in the Royal Hospital Annexe, Fulwood, Sheffield.  He is buried in Sheffield (City Road) Cemetery.

30-Dec

PHILLIPS, KATHLEEN MARY (2090249) age: 20 WAAF

ACW1

She was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, her death being registered in Bournemouth.  She is buried in Liverpool (Ford) Roman Catholic Cemetery

31-Dec

BAILEY, FREDERICK WILLIAM (171024) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Boston IV, BZ508 of No 18 Sqn, which is presumed to have ditched in the sea off Venice during a night interdiction sortie.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

31-Dec

MIDDLETON, JACK (163065) age: 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Boston IV, BZ508 of No 18 Sqn, which is presumed to have ditched in the sea off Venice during a night interdiction sortie.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

31-Dec

GILLHAM, ROBERT WILLIAM (120520) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Boston IV, BZ508 of No 18 Sqn, which is presumed to have ditched in the sea off Venice during a night interdiction sortie.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

31-Dec

CROSS, EDWARD ALBERT (1803918) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Boston IV, BZ508 of No 18 Sqn, which is presumed to have ditched in the sea off Venice during a night interdiction sortie.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

31-Dec

AMEY, RONALD ERNEST (146973) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM676 VN-W of No 50 Sqn, which crashed on 16/17 Dec 1944, died from pneumonia in captivity.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

31-Dec

JOSEPH, COLLINS ALWYN (182350) age: 28 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XIV, RM760 of No 130 Sqn, which was shot down by US AA fire near Malmedy.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

31-Dec

SHEMELD, JAMES ALBERT DESMOND (185729) age: 26 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN660 'K' of No 137 Sqn, which was shot down near Hunteburg by flak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Dec

COMER, GEORGE ALLEN (432125) age: 22 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK283 NF-J of No 138 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on Operation Crupper 10 to Norway on behalf of SOE.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Dec

McGREGOR, RAYMOND (412709) age: 24 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK283 NF-J of No 138 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on Operation Crupper 10 to Norway on behalf of SOE.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Dec

KENNINGHAM, DEREK ALLEN (1805144) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK283 NF-J of No 138 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on Operation Crupper 10 to Norway on behalf of SOE.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Dec

HARRISON, GEOFFREY (22059921) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK283 NF-J of No 138 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on Operation Crupper 10 to Norway on behalf of SOE.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Dec

PERKINS, DAVID JAMES (1896164) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK283 NF-J of No 138 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on Operation Crupper 10 to Norway on behalf of SOE.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Dec

WARD, RICHARD EDWARD (1898016) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK283 NF-J of No 138 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on Operation Crupper 10 to Norway on behalf of SOE.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Dec

HARRIS, GEORGE (1485057) age: 21 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK283 NF-J of No 138 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on Operation Crupper 10 to Norway on behalf of SOE.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Dec

HOLMES, JOHN RICHARD (162039) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG164 IQ-D of No 150 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osterfeld.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

31-Dec

HYDE, CHARLES (148788) age: 31 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG164 IQ-D of No 150 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osterfeld.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

31-Dec

KENT, SIDNEY (870252) age: Unknown AuxAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG164 IQ-D of No 150 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osterfeld.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

31-Dec

BALLS, DONALD ALBERT OLIVER (1853283) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG164 IQ-D of No 150 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osterfeld.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

31-Dec

MERRITT, KENNETH (3025139) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG164 IQ-D of No 150 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osterfeld.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

31-Dec

HINES, CHARLES ROBERT (747867) age: 26 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG164 IQ-D of No 150 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osterfeld.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

31-Dec

BENNETT, DONALD HOWARD (J/37881) age: 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME647 AS-J of No 166 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osterfeld.  He is buried in Nederweert War Cemetery

31-Dec

BERNYK, MICHAEL (J/38740) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME647 AS-J of No 166 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osterfeld.  He is buried in Nederweert War Cemetery

31-Dec

SHERRY, JAMES ANTHONY (J/37006) age: 22 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME647 AS-J of No 166 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osterfeld.  He is buried in Nederweert War Cemetery

31-Dec

DAZE, JOHN CLETUS (R/82170) age: 28 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME647 AS-J of No 166 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osterfeld.  He is buried in Nederweert War Cemetery

31-Dec

YOUNG, CLARENCE (R/204280) age: 21 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME647 AS-J of No 166 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osterfeld.  He is buried in Nederweert War Cemetery

31-Dec

MARTIN, ALEXANDER (185419) age: 24 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME647 AS-J of No 166 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osterfeld.  He is buried in Nederweert War Cemetery

31-Dec

SURMAN, KENNETH (1606202) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME647 AS-J of No 166 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Osterfeld.  He is buried in Nederweert War Cemetery

31-Dec

RACKHAM, JOHN LEONARD (422351) age: 35 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick VI, PN750 of No 179 Sqn, which dived into the sea near Trewallvas in Cornwall.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

31-Dec

KINSMAN, BENNETT GRAHAM (J/93051) age: 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick VI, PN750 of No 179 Sqn, which dived into the sea near Trewallvas in Cornwall.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

31-Dec

RUMBLE, CHRISTOPHER HUBERT (1833784) age: 20 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick VI, PN750 of No 179 Sqn, which dived into the sea near Trewallvas in Cornwall.  He is buried in Chippenham (London Road) Cemetery

31-Dec

DAVIES, THOMAS JOHN (1416099) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick VI, PN750 of No 179 Sqn, which dived into the sea near Trewallvas in Cornwall.  He is buried in Coedffranc Cemetery

31-Dec

SARGENT, PERCY GEORGE (124474) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick VI, PN750 of No 179 Sqn, which dived into the sea near Trewallvas in Cornwall.  He is buried in St Columb Major Cemetery

31-Dec

JOHNS, CHARLES KINGSLEY (1585640) age: 20 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick VI, PN750 of No 179 Sqn, which dived into the sea near Trewallvas in Cornwall.  He is buried in St Columb Major Cemetery

31-Dec

FUNNELL, PETER PATRICK (1334825) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick VI, PN750 of No 179 Sqn, which dived into the sea near Trewallvas in Cornwall.  He is buried in Storrington (St Mary) Churchyard

31-Dec

PATTERSON, JOSEPH ADAM (154703) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN262 of No 182 Sqn, which was shot down near St Vith by flak.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

31-Dec

SIEVWRIGHT, NORMAN GARLAND (183102) age: 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, RB196 of No 182 Sqn, which was shot down near St Vith by flak.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

31-Dec

JONES, ROBERT HENRY (J/85509) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, PD471 'S' of No 197 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Aalburg.  He is buried in Drunen (Elshout) Roman Catholic Churchyard

31-Dec

WOODROW, ROY WILLIAM (175154) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was flying in Lancaster I, NF926 HA-X of No 218 Sqn, which was shot down near Solingen during a raid to Vohwinkel, he survived the crash but found himself trapped in the wreckage where he was shot by Fritx Schulze.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

31-Dec

WATSON, WILLIAM NEIL (1568847) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF926 HA-X of No 218 Sqn, which was shot down near Solingen during a raid to Vohwinkel, he survived the crash but found himself trapped in the wreckage where he was shot by Fritx Schulze.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

31-Dec

CHANDLER, GEORE NEVILLE (47598) age: 25 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF926 HA-X of No 218 Sqn, which was shot down near Solingen during a raid to Vohwinkel.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

31-Dec

STAGG, JOHN LESLIE (428566) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF926 HA-X of No 218 Sqn, which was shot down near Solingen during a raid to Vohwinkel.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

31-Dec

JAMES, CYRIL HENRY ROBERT (1399446) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF926 HA-X of No 218 Sqn, which was shot down near Solingen during a raid to Vohwinkel.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

31-Dec

CARVER, JOSEPH (1595839) age: 34 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF926 HA-X of No 218 Sqn, which was shot down near Solingen during a raid to Vohwinkel.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

31-Dec

MORRIS, DEREK (1591938) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF926 HA-X of No 218 Sqn, which was shot down near Solingen during a raid to Vohwinkel.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

31-Dec

KENCH, ROBERT HAROLD (437135) age: 20 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG330 HA-M of No 218 Sqn, which came down near Solingen during a raid to Vohwinkel.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

31-Dec

BENNETT, FRED (434492) age: 27 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG330 HA-M of No 218 Sqn, which came down near Solingen during a raid to Vohwinkel.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

31-Dec

WILLIAMS, CELT (1316112) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG330 HA-M of No 218 Sqn, which came down near Solingen during a raid to Vohwinkel.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

31-Dec

MAYCOCK, DENNIS WALTER (1899304) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG330 HA-M of No 218 Sqn, which came down near Solingen during a raid to Vohwinkel.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

31-Dec

MORLEY, ROY (1866330) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG330 HA-M of No 218 Sqn, which came down near Solingen during a raid to Vohwinkel.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

31-Dec

PHILLIPS, VICTOR THOMAS (2211498) age: 38 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG330 HA-M of No 218 Sqn, which came down near Solingen during a raid to Vohwinkel.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

31-Dec

BARTON, JOHN (1622233) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG330 HA-M of No 218 Sqn, which crashed at Solingen, he was captured but whilst being taken to Leichlingen he was shot in the back by his escort.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery

31-Dec

McGREGOR, RONALD GREGOR (413869) age: 23 RNZAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN399 'M' of No 247 Sqn, which was shot down near Steinhuder Lake by a Fw 190.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

31-Dec

DAYNTON, CYRIL JOHN (146297) age: 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HP922 of No 248 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea on its return from a strike on Flekkefjord.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Dec

LOWN, JOHN FREDERICK (66022) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HP922 of No 248 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea on its return from a strike on Flekkefjord.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Dec

GIL, Jozef (P.76765) age: 30 PAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS455  of No 306 Sqn, which was probably shot down by a Fw 190 off Berck.  

31-Dec

DONDA, ZDENEK  (131536) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MH354 of No 312 Sqn, which crashed near Bruges after running out of fuel.  He is buried in Brugge General Cemetery

31-Dec

EARLE, ROBERT NEVILL (J/ 15962) age: 24 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PT964 of No 412 Sqn, which was shot down by ground fire during  aground strafing attack.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

31-Dec

HANSON, KENNETH STEWART (J/95560) age: 23 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, MT656 of No 417 Sqn, which was abandoned shortly after take off following an engine failure.  He landed in the sea but was not found.  He is buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery

31-Dec

McLEOD, JAMES NORMAN (J/22993) age: 22 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XIV, RM818 'C' of No 430 Sqn, which he abandoned following a glycol leak but did not survive.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

31-Dec

FOWLER, JOHN ANTONY COULSON (415439) age: 21 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PT8762 of No 504 Sqn, which spun from high altitude, losing a wing at 10,000ft during Ramrod 1425, possibly due to an oxygen failure.  He is buried in Adegem Canadian War Cemetery

31-Dec

WARING, FREDERICK GEORGE (151138) age: 30 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ914 of No 620 Sqn, which failed to return from a SOE sortie to Denmark.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Dec

FOSTER, DENIS CARNABY (1490330) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ914 of No 620 Sqn, which failed to return from a SOE sortie to Denmark.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Dec

OSMOND-JONES, GRAHAM LESLIE (1394086) age: 25 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ914 of No 620 Sqn, which failed to return from a SOE sortie to Denmark.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Dec

WHITE, NORMAN ARTHUR (1220120) age: 35 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ914 of No 620 Sqn, which failed to return from a SOE sortie to Denmark.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Dec

CALLABY, KENNETH (1549738) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ914 of No 620 Sqn, which failed to return from a SOE sortie to Denmark.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Dec

LEYDEN, THOMAS ANTHONY (1498125) age: 28 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ914 of No 620 Sqn, which failed to return from a SOE sortie to Denmark.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Dec

POGSON, WILLIAM HENRY (J/41700) age: 33 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB687 UM-Q2 of No 626 Sqn, which was shot down over Allied territory during a raid to Osterfeld.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

31-Dec

AUSTIN, KENNETH HERBERT (1872833) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB687 UM-Q2 of No 626 Sqn, which was shot down over Allied territory during a raid to Osterfeld.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

31-Dec

CASEY, TERENCE ANTHONY (R/261197) age: 19 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB687 UM-Q2 of No 626 Sqn, which was shot down over Allied territory during a raid to Osterfeld.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

31-Dec

PENONZEK, JOHN MERVIN (R/180424) age: 22 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, AX538 of No 3 (O) AFU, which crashed on the Isle of Man after colliding with another aircraft.  3 others killed.  He is buried in Jurby (St Patrick) Churchyard

31-Dec

HAY, JAMES VINCENT (1806665) age: 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Anson I, AX538 of No 3 (O) AFU, which crashed on the Isle of Man after colliding with another aircraft.  He is buried in Charlton Cemetery, Greenwich.

31-Dec

BELL, ALEX JOSEPH (1580819) age: 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Anson I, AX538 of No 3 (O) AFU, which crashed on the Isle of Man after colliding with another aircraft.  He is buried in Wellingborough (Doddington Road) Cemetery.

31-Dec

COMER, EDWARD CECIL (1803849) age: 30 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Anson I, AX538 of No 3 (O) AFU, which crashed on the Isle of Man after colliding with another aircraft.  He was buried in/or cremated at Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium.

31-Dec

NUSSEY, DOUGLAS RICHARD KYRK(J/43333) age: 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, LF369 of No 41 OTU, which crashed into the sea just off shore from Flint in Scotland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

31-Dec

LEAHY, THOMAS WILLIAM (J/41874) age: 26 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIB, KF260 of No 5 (P) AFU, which crashed on exiting a loop near Atcham.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

31-Dec

HOWDEN, KEITH DICKSON (4216289) age: 21 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIB, KF260 of No 5 (P) AFU, which crashed on exiting a loop near Atcham.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

31-Dec

CARMICHAEL, GEORGE MICHAEL MBE (33339) age: 27 RAF

Flt Lt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EN861 of No 53 OTU, which crashed at Nettleton Top after control was lost in a tail chase.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

31-Dec

ROWLAND, GEOFFREY DAVID (1398490) age: 19 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 5768 MSU, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

31-Dec

GRAY, JAMES DONALD (988973) age: Unknown RAFVR

LAC

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

31-Dec

LESLIE, GEORGE (1365472) age: 33 RAFVR

AC2

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

31-Dec

MOORE, DAVID (55507) age: 28 RAF

Fg Off

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Lichfield.  He is buried in Kilroot graveyard

31-Dec

MORLEY, ERNEST JOHN (1248475) age: 39 RAFVR

AC1

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

31-Dec

O'HARE, ALEXANDER (1557019) age: 36 RAFVR

AC2

He had probably been invalided out of the RAF as he was described as 'Jute Preparer' on his death certificate and died at 73 Church Street, Dundee, from phthisis pulmonalis (TB).  He is buried in Dundee Eastern Necropolis

31-Dec

WEBB, FREDERICK JOHN (116653) age: 55 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Stafford.  He is buried in St Mellons Churchyard

31-Dec

SHEPHERD, ERIC (1696278) age: 37 RAFVR

LAC

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

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