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Casualties - 1 - 2 January 1945


01-Jan

GARLAND, PATRICK JAMES  (49602); age 36 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XIV, RM803 of No 2 Sqn, which overturned on landing at Gilze-Rijen on its return from a tactical recce sortie.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

01-Jan

BATES, EDWARD PERCY  (189351); age 31 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG223 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Kanal near Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-Jan

CURRIGAN, STANLEY WILLIAM GUY  (1800502); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG223 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Kanal near Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-Jan

REAKS, PETER WILLIAM  (182747); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG223 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Kanal near Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-Jan

SCOTT, THOMAS  (1569472); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG223 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Kanal near Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-Jan

BOOTH, COLIN  (1594445); age 31 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG252 WS-R of No 9 Sqn, which dived into ground shortly after take off from Bardney en-route to a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Kanal near Ladbergen, possibly due to a double engine failure.  He is buried in Brighouse Cemetery

01-Jan

GRANT, PERCY  (190010); age 30 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG252 WS-R of No 9 Sqn, which dived into ground shortly after take off from Bardney en-route to a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Kanal near Ladbergen, possibly due to a double engine failure.  He is buried in Mitcham (London Road) Cemetery

01-Jan

KELLY, LAWRENCE GERARD  (1131202); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG252 WS-R of No 9 Sqn, which dived into ground shortly after take off from Bardney en-route to a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Kanal near Ladbergen, possibly due to a double engine failure.  He is buried in Oldham (Greenacres) Cemetery

01-Jan

COOPER, EDGAR HARVEY  (J/92339); age 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG252 WS-R of No 9 Sqn, which dived into ground shortly after take off from Bardney en-route to a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Kanal near Ladbergen, possibly due to a double engine failure.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

01-Jan

NEWTON, CLIFFORD SINCLAIR  (J/87580); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG252 WS-R of No 9 Sqn, which dived into ground shortly after take off from Bardney en-route to a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Kanal near Ladbergen, possibly due to a double engine failure.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

01-Jan

STEVENS, ROBERT SLADE  (S/92546); age 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG252 WS-R of No 9 Sqn, which dived into ground shortly after take off from Bardney en-route to a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Kanal near Ladbergen, possibly due to a double engine failure.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

01-Jan

POTTS, ERNEST JOHN  (960474); age 30 RAFVR

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained the previous night whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD377 WS-U of No 9 Sqn, which crash landed near Heesch after being hit by flak in the target area and then later ground fire.  For his actions during this incident he was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

01-Jan

NEWLING, HENRY JOHN  (1603523); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LV785 ZA-C of No 10 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a tree as it attempted to land at Melbourne having jettisoned its bombs over the North Sea following an engine failure en-route to a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Grantchester (SS. Andrew and Mary) Churchyard

01-Jan

WAITE, WILFRED ARTHUR  (1415543); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LV785 ZA-C of No 10 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a tree as it attempted to land at Melbourne having jettisoned its bombs over the North Sea following an engine failure en-route to a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Pocklington Burial Ground

01-Jan

EVATT, GEORGE ASHMORE LEETON  (412808); age 22 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, KZ647 of No 28 Sqn, which crashed on take off to drop messages to forward troops.  He is buried in Imphal War Cemetery

01-Jan

DAUPHIN, WILLIAM RALPH  (J/92276); age 23 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PT137 'C' of No 43 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst carrying out a bombing raid on an enemy gun position near Massa in Italy.  He is buried in Faenza War Cemetery

01-Jan

BRENNAN, MARTIN  (1596812); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME321 AA-N of No 75 Sqn, which came down near Maastricht during a raid against railway targets at Vohwinkle.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery

01-Jan

CLARK, VICTOR JAMES  (1811271); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME321 AA-N of No 75 Sqn, which came down near Maastricht during a raid against railway targets at Vohwinkle.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jan

COOKE, LEONARD JAMES  (3051677); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME321 AA-N of No 75 Sqn, which came down near Maastricht during a raid against railway targets at Vohwinkle.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jan

HOSKINS, JOHN STANLEY  (652139); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME321 AA-N of No 75 Sqn, which came down near Maastricht during a raid against railway targets at Vohwinkle.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jan

LEE, ARTHUR  (1622893); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME321 AA-N of No 75 Sqn, which came down near Maastricht during a raid against railway targets at Vohwinkle.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jan

SANSOME, HARRY  (1583772); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME321 AA-N of No 75 Sqn, which came down near Maastricht during a raid against railway targets at Vohwinkle.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jan

AITCHISON, RICHARD JUSTIN  (429286); age 28 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME321 AA-N of No 75 Sqn, which came down near Maastricht during a raid against railway targets at Vohwinkle.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jan

NEWTON, RAYMOND JOHN  (40984); age 28 RNZAF

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME321 AA-N of No 75 Sqn, which came down near Maastricht during a raid against railway targets at Vohwinkle.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jan

BROCKBANK, SAMUEL  (1543556); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB134 OL-N of No 83 Sqn, which probably came down in Oslo Fjord during a raid to Horten.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jan

GROOM, GEORGE JABEZ ARTHUR  (1284873); age 33 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB134 OL-N of No 83 Sqn, which probably came down in Oslo Fjord during a raid to Horten.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jan

JONES, HENRY  (2218793); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB134 OL-N of No 83 Sqn, which probably came down in Oslo Fjord during a raid to Horten.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jan

KEAR, RONALD  (1314473); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB134 OL-N of No 83 Sqn, which probably came down in Oslo Fjord during a raid to Horten.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jan

LITTLE, HERBERT THOMAS  (1893906); age 19 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB134 OL-N of No 83 Sqn, which probably came down in Oslo Fjord during a raid to Horten.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jan

MAYNARD, SIDNEY JAMES SAMUEL  (1801363); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB134 OL-N of No 83 Sqn, which probably came down in Oslo Fjord during a raid to Horten.  He is buried in Moss Civil Cemetery

01-Jan

POOLE, FRANCIS JOHN  (655599); age 31 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB134 OL-N of No 83 Sqn, which probably came down in Oslo Fjord during a raid to Horten.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jan

WHITE, HUGH CECIL LOVAT  (49590); age 25 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH360 'C' of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down off Kalegauk Island by flak.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

01-Jan

CHANDLER, LESLIE VICTOR  (1415783); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH360 'C' of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down off Kalegauk Island by flak.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

01-Jan

CUFF, PHILIP JOHN  (113934); age 41 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH360 'C' of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down off Kalegauk Island by flak.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

01-Jan

HAMPSHIRE, ARNOLD  (1045238); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH360 'C' of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down off Kalegauk Island by flak.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

01-Jan

HUGHES, WILLIAM PETER  (1593469); age 19 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH360 'C' of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down off Kalegauk Island by flak.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

01-Jan

JOHNSON, JOHN  (1675263); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH360 'C' of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down off Kalegauk Island by flak.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

01-Jan

WRIGHT, GEORGE DONALDSON  (1569523); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH360 'C' of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down off Kalegauk Island by flak.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

01-Jan

ROWE, GORDON LORNE  (R1150868); age 23 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH360 'C' of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down off Kalegauk Island by flak.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

01-Jan

SHERIDAN, JAMES HARVEY  (1563203); age 35 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LM158 DY-P of No 102 Sqn, which crashed at Pocklington having undershot its approach on its return from a raid against Dortmund.  He is buried in Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery

01-Jan

LONG, GORDON DAVID  (435171); age 19 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG332 IL-D of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by US AA fire near Namur on its return from a raid against railway targets at Vohwinkle.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

01-Jan

BASSETT, CHARLES DAVID  (1819449); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG332 IL-D of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by US AA fire near Namur on its return from a raid against railway targets at Vohwinkle.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

01-Jan

BOOTH, JOSEPH DONALD  (148926); age 35 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG332 IL-D of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by US AA fire near Namur on its return from a raid against railway targets at Vohwinkle.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

01-Jan

FENWICK, JOHN EDWARD WILLOUGHBY  (1850790); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG332 IL-D of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by US AA fire near Namur on its return from a raid against railway targets at Vohwinkle.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

01-Jan

MILLS, ANTHONY ALAN FRANK  (118465); age Unknown RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG332 IL-D of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by US AA fire near Namur on its return from a raid against railway targets at Vohwinkle.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

01-Jan

MATHISON, EARL DONALD  (J/90601); age 27 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG332 IL-D of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by US AA fire near Namur on its return from a raid against railway targets at Vohwinkle.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

01-Jan

McLEOD, JOHN WILLIAM  (J/95353); age 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG332 IL-D of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by US AA fire near Namur on its return from a raid against railway targets at Vohwinkle.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

01-Jan

STERLING, JOSEPH DARCY KEITH  (421540); age 23 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG332 IL-D of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by US AA fire near Namur on its return from a raid against railway targets at Vohwinkle.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

01-Jan

MULLAN, GEORGE PATRICK  (132984); age 33 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, PF411 M5-B of No 128 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Wyton following an engine failure en-route to a raid on railway tunnels.  He is buried in Tillicoultry Cemetery

01-Jan

WELLSTEAD, LEO CHARLES RAYMOND  (133927); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, PF411 M5-B of No 128 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Wyton following an engine failure en-route to a raid on railway tunnels.  He is buried in Bournemouth North Cemetery

01-Jan

KOCZWARA-BIELKA, Jerzy (P.706864); age 25 PAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 131 Sqn and was killed in a bombing raid on B61 Advanced Landing Ground (St Denis), Belgium.  He is buried in Polish Field of Honour Cemetery, Lommel, Belgium

01-Jan

NORRIS, RONALD ARTHUR  (1871068); age 20 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving with No 137 and was probably killed during the Luftwaffe attack on Eindhoven airfield during Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

01-Jan

BURROWS, L. ARTHUR VYVYAN  (188890); age Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst taxying Typhoon IB, JR261 'Z' of No 137 Sqn, which was attacked by an enemy aircraft during a strafing attack on Eindhoven.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

01-Jan

GOSNEY, JOHN RAYMOND  (573061); age 22 RAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 143 and was probably killed during the Luftwaffe attack on Eindhoven airfield during Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

01-Jan

BAMFORD, NORMAN LLEWELLYN DFC and Bar (149134); age 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXX, NT253 of No 151 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Hunsdon on its return from an air test.  He was cremated at Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery

01-Jan

HEDGECOE, EDWARD RICHARD DFC and Bar (86574); age 34 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXX, NT253 of No 151 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Hunsdon on its return from an air test.  He is buried in North Mymms (St Mary) Churchyard Extension

01-Jan

GIBBONS, HOWARD PLAISTOWE  (131023); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN486 'D' of No 168 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 over Eindhoven airfield during Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

01-Jan

VESSEY, CYRIL BENJAMIN  (1529632); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 182 and was probably killed during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

01-Jan

WEBBER, DONALD  (138091); age 31 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, EK497 'E' of No 183 Sqn, which was shot down in error over Gilze Rijen by a USAAF P-51.  He is buried in Venray War Cemetery

01-Jan

SMITH, ALFRED STEWART  (104559); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, RB218 of No 193 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Zulichem.  He is buried in Zaltbommel General Cemetery

01-Jan

HARDING, ARTHUR DAVID  (1357558); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH274 of No 215 Sqn, which was hit by flak during an operation.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

01-Jan

GRIVELL, ROBERT GARFIELD  (417578); age 20 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB768 XH-B of No 218 Sqn, which was shot down by US AA fire near Namur on its return from a raid against railway targets at Vohwinkle.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

01-Jan

BENNETT, KENNETH  (2214378); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB768 XH-B of No 218 Sqn, which was shot down by US AA fire near Namur on its return from a raid against railway targets at Vohwinkle.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

01-Jan

BUTTRUM-GARDINER, EDWARD PERCIVAL  (1851287); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB768 XH-B of No 218 Sqn, which was shot down by US AA fire near Namur on its return from a raid against railway targets at Vohwinkle.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

01-Jan

KEEL, ROYSTON ELVIN  (1809996); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB768 XH-B of No 218 Sqn, which was shot down by US AA fire near Namur on its return from a raid against railway targets at Vohwinkle.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

01-Jan

PECKETT, LESLIE  (1615706); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB768 XH-B of No 218 Sqn, which was shot down by US AA fire near Namur on its return from a raid against railway targets at Vohwinkle.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

01-Jan

CLEMENTS, HUGH  (R/186020); age 21 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB768 XH-B of No 218 Sqn, which was shot down by US AA fire near Namur on its return from a raid against railway targets at Vohwinkle.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

01-Jan

WALKER, IAN GEORGE  (156104); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ340 of No 239 Sqn, which crashed near Narborough Hall on its return to West Raynham from an intruder sortie.  He is buried in Dumfries (St Michael's) Cemetery

01-Jan

WATKINS, JOSEPH RIDLEY  (152875); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ340 of No 239 Sqn, which crashed near Narborough Hall on its return to West Raynham from an intruder sortie.  He is buried in Little Massingham (St Andrew) Churchyard

01-Jan

GILL, ROY  (1808284); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Spitfire IX, PT587 or PV116 of No 241 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Bellaria/undershot on landing at Bellaria and cartwheeled.  He is buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery

01-Jan

HYMANS, JACK  (1871068); age 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 271 Sqn and was probably killed during the Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields during Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

01-Jan

CHOJNACKI, Waclaw (P.2483); age 27 PAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MJ281 ZF-P of No 308 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s on its return to St Denis Westrem from a dawn bombing sortie.  

01-Jan

BEDNAR, ANTONIN  (788416); age 31 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL949 'Y' of No 311 Sqn, which flew into  high ground on the Island of Hoy in the Orkneys whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Tain (St Duthus) Cemetery

01-Jan

BODLAK, MILOS  (787293); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL949 'Y' of No 311 Sqn, which flew into  high ground on the Island of Hoy in the Orkneys whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Tain (St Duthus) Cemetery

01-Jan

BURES, OLDRICH  (787474); age 35 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL949 'Y' of No 311 Sqn, which flew into  high ground on the Island of Hoy in the Orkneys whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Tain (St Duthus) Cemetery

01-Jan

DORNIAK, MARTIN  (788435); age 29 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL949 'Y' of No 311 Sqn, which flew into  high ground on the Island of Hoy in the Orkneys whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Tain (St Duthus) Cemetery

01-Jan

LAUNER, ZDENEK  (788359); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL949 'Y' of No 311 Sqn, which flew into  high ground on the Island of Hoy in the Orkneys whilst flying in cloud.  He is commemorated in the Maidenhead Register

01-Jan

MANDLER, OTTO  (788312); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL949 'Y' of No 311 Sqn, which flew into  high ground on the Island of Hoy in the Orkneys whilst flying in cloud.  He is commemorated in the Maidenhead Register

01-Jan

ZAPLETAL, JAROSLAV  (788653); age 33 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, FL949 'Y' of No 311 Sqn, which flew into  high ground on the Island of Hoy in the Orkneys whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Berrynarbor (St Peter) Churchyard

01-Jan

POWIERZA, Tadeusz (P.1646); age 30 PAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MK190 'F' of No 317 Sqn, which was shot down over St Denis Westrem by Fw 190s.  

01-Jan

DOAK, JAMES BASIL  (J/5491); age 31 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MJ877 of No 412 Sqn, which was shot down near Osnabruck by a Fw 190.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

01-Jan

HARLING, DAVID WILLIAM ARMSTRONG  (J/11481); age 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XVI, SM304 of No 416 Sqn, which was shot down near Brussels by Bf 109s.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

01-Jan

KELLER, ROSS WHALEY  (J/37649); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, PD503 'R' of No 438 Sqn, which was taxying at Eindhoven when it was attacked by enemy fighters.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

01-Jan

WILSON, PETER  (J/9876); age 31 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, PD556 'Q' of No 438 Sqn, which was taxying at Eindhoven when it was attacked by enemy fighters.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

01-Jan

ANGELINI, SAMUEL  (J/37114); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN589 of No 439 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s near Rips on its return from a weather recce to the St Vith area.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

01-Jan

BRIGDEN, DONALD ANDREW  (J/24901); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MK420 of No 442 Sqn, which was shot down near Venlo by enemy fighters.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

01-Jan

BULE, EDWARD OWEN  (1602613); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NT231 of No 464 Sqn, which crashed near St Vith during an intruder sortie.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

01-Jan

BRADLEY, IRVINE CLIFFORD  (J/93970); age 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NT231 of No 464 Sqn, which crashed near St Vith during an intruder sortie.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

01-Jan

DAVIES, JOHN ELWYN  (1522965); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 500 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

01-Jan

FROST, WILLIAM LESLIE  (1615873); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 500 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

01-Jan

POLLARD, DOUGLAS  (150050); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 541 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

01-Jan

ROSS, HENRY  (168834); age Unknown RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, MM124 8K-U of No 571 Sqn, which crashed into trees as it emerged from cloud near Stetchworth in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Springbank) Cemetery

01-Jan

COOK, HERBERT  (1054100); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, MM124 8K-U of No 571 Sqn, which crashed into trees as it emerged from cloud near Stetchworth in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Summerseat (Rowlands) Methodist Churchyard

01-Jan

BODEN, GEORGE REX  (1695305); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB894 of No 630 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie to the Kattegat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jan

JONES, DAVID DANIEL  (1404691); age 31 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB894 of No 630 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie to the Kattegat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jan

JONES, JOSEPH HENRY  (1316189); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB894 of No 630 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie to the Kattegat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jan

LEESE, ERIC  (1579463); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB894 of No 630 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie to the Kattegat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jan

MARSHALL, WILLIAM HENRY MCDONALD  (1564879); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB894 of No 630 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie to the Kattegat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jan

PHILLIPS, BERNARD JOHN  (1897422); age 30 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB894 of No 630 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie to the Kattegat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jan

THOMAS, EDWARD AINSLEY  (132619); age 26 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB894 of No 630 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie to the Kattegat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

01-Jan

LUNN, DANIEL  (1482190); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, PF414 PS-P of No 692 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Schuld during a raid against railway tunnels.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

01-Jan

NAIRN, GEORGE DOUGLAS TOLLEY  (125980); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, PF414 PS-P of No 692 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Schuld during a raid against railway tunnels.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

01-Jan

CROOKS, WILLIAM  (1715907); age 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2817 Sqn RAF Regiment when he was probably killed during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

01-Jan

WILLIAMSON, HARRY  (1548913); age 37 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 5009 and was probably killed during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

01-Jan

BOUGHEY, FRANK  (1475767); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 5022 and was probably killed during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

01-Jan

McCRISTAL, RICHARD WILSON  (1097739); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 5022 and was probably killed during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

01-Jan

KOMOROWSKI, Antoni (P.783916); age 30 PAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 5091 Sqn and was killed in bombing raid on B61 Advanced Landing Ground (Villons-les-Buissons), Belgium.  He is buried in Polish Field of Honour Cemetery, Lommel, Belgium

01-Jan

GRIST, WILLIAM LIONEL VICTOR  (1663681); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 124 Wing and was probably killed during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

01-Jan

COTTRELL, DAVID EDWARD  (61616); age 35 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 14 PTC and was killed during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery.

01-Jan

ANDERSON, ALFRED  (953984); age 25 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 282 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

01-Jan

OSBORNE, HENRY ERNEST  (1403977); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 403 RSU and was probably killed during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

01-Jan

JONES, ROBERT  (2203913); age 19 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving with No 417 RSU and was killed in a road accident.  He is buried in Cambrai (Route De Solesmes) Communal Cemetery.

01-Jan

WILSON, TOM  (1672471); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 5406 G MSU and was probably killed during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Gent City Cemetery

01-Jan

GREGORY, DAVID CLIFFORD  (618649); age 25 RAF

Cpl

He was serving with No 6069 SE and was probably killed during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

01-Jan

JOHNSON, JOHN ERIC  (3050886); age 19 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving with No 6069 SE and was probably killed during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

01-Jan

JONES, BERNARD  (1535818); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 6069 SE and was probably killed during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

01-Jan

HOLMES, WILLIAM JAMES  (1294320); age 33 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 61 EU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

01-Jan

BAZLEY, REGINALD  (363541); age 37 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 6137 SE and was probably killed during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

01-Jan

DAVIES, EVAN  (1510193); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 6168 SE and was probably killed during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

01-Jan

NICHOLSON, GEOFFREY WILLIAM  (1722813); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 6168 SE and was probably killed during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

01-Jan

RABBITT, CYRIL ALFRED  (927533); age 23 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 6181 SE and was probably killed during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

01-Jan

SIKORA, Jozef Stanislaw (P.793436); age 25 PAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 6302 SE and was killed in a bombing raid on Gandawie, Belgium.  He is buried in Polish Field of Honour Cemetery, Lommel, Belgium

01-Jan

MEDFORTH, ROBERT CHARLES  (R/78265); age 36 RCAF

LAC

He was serving with No 6403 SE and was killed during a Luftwaffe attack on Evere airfield during Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

01-Jan

WILLIAMS, JOSEPH LEONARD BENEDICT  (R/190157); age 24 RCAF

LAC

He was serving with No 6414 SE and was killed during Luftwaffe attack on Eindhoven airfield in Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

01-Jan

BELL, GORDON ROSS  (R/107060); age 24 RCAF

LAC

He was serving with No 6416 SE when he was killed during the Luftwaffe attack on Eindhoven airfield during Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

01-Jan

CUNLIFFE, CHARLES  (1099430); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 65 MU and was probably killed during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

01-Jan

TURNER, IVAN FREDERICK  (1675140); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN815 of No 77 OTU, which crashed in a forced landing near Qastina following an engine fire in the air.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

01-Jan

SAGAR, JACK  (980983); age 26 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 85 Grp Comm Sqn and was probably killed during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Gent City Cemetery

01-Jan

CAMPBELL, CLIFTON JAMES  (1276311); age 33 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Truro.  He is buried in Mabe (St Laudus) Churchyard

02-Jan

MURRAY, JOHN DOUGLAS HAIG  (949532); age 28 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 35 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Cambridge.  He is buried in New Monkland (Ryden Mains) Cemetery

02-Jan

DUBOIS, JOHN  (570597); age 24 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL898 HW-L of No 100 Sqn, which dived into the sea during a bombing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

CAMERON, WALTER STANLEY  (153621); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL898 HW-L of No 100 Sqn, which dived into the sea during a bombing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

SHARE, PETER  (1867637); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL898 HW-L of No 100 Sqn, which dived into the sea during a bombing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

THIRKETTLE, GEORGE HORACE  (1160188); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL898 HW-L of No 100 Sqn, which dived into the sea during a bombing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

WARWICK, REGINALD  (154741); age 29 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL898 HW-L of No 100 Sqn, which dived into the sea during a bombing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

WEATHERLEY, VERRELL  (415804); age 24 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL898 HW-L of No 100 Sqn, which dived into the sea during a bombing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

TIMMS, DOUGLAS JAMES JOSEPH  (546494); age 26 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB518 HW-P of No 100 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

02-Jan

BENTON, JACK ERNEST  (1867172); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB518 HW-P of No 100 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

02-Jan

MUIR, WILLIAM COOK  (1821246); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB518 HW-P of No 100 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

02-Jan

POULSOM, RONALD  (1831282); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB518 HW-P of No 100 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

02-Jan

WATSON, FRANK TAYLOR  (159930); age 27 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, PF431 GB-K of No 105 Sqn, which came down near Wilsum in Germany during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

02-Jan

SOUTHWORTH, JOHN  (1032070); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was serving with No 113 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

02-Jan

WILLIAMS, DEREK GORDON  (151596); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XX, KB222 XD-R of No 139 Sqn, which came down near Natho during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

02-Jan

HOWARD, JAMES PAUL OGILVIE  (J/8790); age Unknown RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XX, KB222 XD-R of No 139 Sqn, which came down near Natho during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

02-Jan

FRAMPTON, JOHN THOMAS  (1899438); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG421 IQ-M of No 150 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, PB515 of No 153 Sqn and crashed at Sudbrooke near Lincoln on its return from a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park

02-Jan

HAMMOND, JOSEPH GEOFFREY  (2209047); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG421 IQ-M of No 150 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, PB515 of No 153 Sqn and crashed at Sudbrooke near Lincoln on its return from a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Withington (St Paul) Churchyard

02-Jan

HARGREAVES, GEOFFREY  (1595729); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG421 IQ-M of No 150 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, PB515 of No 153 Sqn and crashed at Sudbrooke near Lincoln on its return from a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Brighouse (Rastrick) Cemetery

02-Jan

JONES, FRANK  (1320065); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG421 IQ-M of No 150 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, PB515 of No 153 Sqn and crashed at Sudbrooke near Lincoln on its return from a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery

02-Jan

REDMILE, GEORGE EDWARD WILLIAM  (1596594); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG421 IQ-M of No 150 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, PB515 of No 153 Sqn and crashed at Sudbrooke near Lincoln on its return from a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery

02-Jan

RODWELL, PETER HENRY  (1585725); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG421 IQ-M of No 150 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, PB515 of No 153 Sqn and crashed at Sudbrooke near Lincoln on its return from a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery

02-Jan

RUSSELL, GEOFFREY LOMAX  (161392); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG421 IQ-M of No 150 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, PB515 of No 153 Sqn and crashed at Sudbrooke near Lincoln on its return from a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Kinver (St Peter) Churchyard Extension

02-Jan

RICHARDS, REGINALD CHARLES  (1398924); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB515 P4-N of No 153 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, NG421 of No 150 Sqn and crashed at Sudbrooke near Lincoln on its return from a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in St Pancras Cemetery

02-Jan

TAYLOR, ROY  (1590841); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB515 P4-N of No 153 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, NG421 of No 150 Sqn and crashed at Sudbrooke near Lincoln on its return from a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Sheffield (Shiregreen) Cemetery

02-Jan

DURLING, MAURICE VAUGHN  (R/195383); age 22 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB515 P4-N of No 153 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, NG421 of No 150 Sqn and crashed at Sudbrooke near Lincoln on its return from a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

02-Jan

EBERLE, ARTHUR JASON  (R/201129); age 21 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB515 P4-N of No 153 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, NG421 of No 150 Sqn and crashed at Sudbrooke near Lincoln on its return from a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

02-Jan

HOSKINS, DONALD DUNK  (R/259913); age 19 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB515 P4-N of No 153 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, NG421 of No 150 Sqn and crashed at Sudbrooke near Lincoln on its return from a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

02-Jan

POGSON, CHARLES HERMAN  (R/193831); age 21 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB515 P4-N of No 153 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, NG421 of No 150 Sqn and crashed at Sudbrooke near Lincoln on its return from a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

02-Jan

REID, DANIEL CLIFFORD  (J/89185); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB515 P4-N of No 153 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, NG421 of No 150 Sqn and crashed at Sudbrooke near Lincoln on its return from a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

02-Jan

BAKER, NED  (R/278667); age 20 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM687 AS-N of No 166 Sqn, when he struck the tailplane as he abandoned the aircraft which had been hit by AA fire near the front line during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

02-Jan

BROWN, ROY STYAN DFM (1086989); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND635 AS-M of No 166 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

02-Jan

PEARSON, GEORGE HENRY  (1577370); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND635 AS-M of No 166 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

02-Jan

PERRY, JOHN  (1823741); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND635 AS-M of No 166 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

02-Jan

TARLTON, JACK DAVID JULES LUCIEN  (1571479); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND635 AS-M of No 166 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

02-Jan

CHITTIM, RICHARD HUGH  (J/90196); age 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND635 AS-M of No 166 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

02-Jan

MORGAN, WILLIAM JOSEPH  (R/274063); age Unknown RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND635 AS-M of No 166 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

02-Jan

GILBERT, JOSEPH HENRY  (1602863); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB635 AS-G of No 166 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Poitiers, France during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

02-Jan

WESTON, RICHARD VERDUN  (R/99738); age 25 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB635 AS-G of No 166 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Poitiers, France during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

02-Jan

STUBBS, JOHN DOUGLAS DFC (413275); age 29 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, RB209 of No 168 Sqn, which collided with MP201 as they took off from Airfield B78.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

02-Jan

BANYS, Jan (P.780229); age 28 PAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB823 BH-T of No 300 Sqn, which exploded and crashed near Laix during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Pierrepont French National Cemetery

02-Jan

DROZDOWICZ, Romuald (P.706719); age 32 PAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB823 BH-T of No 300 Sqn, which exploded and crashed near Laix during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Pierrepont French National Cemetery

02-Jan

HEINE, Walenty Marian (P.784105); age 26 PAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB823 BH-T of No 300 Sqn, which exploded and crashed near Laix during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Pierrepont French National Cemetery

02-Jan

JANAS, Brunon Benedykt (P.1093); age 29 PAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB823 BH-T of No 300 Sqn, which exploded and crashed near Laix during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Pierrepont French National Cemetery

02-Jan

OMIOTEK, Wiktor (P.704450); age 24 PAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB823 BH-T of No 300 Sqn, which exploded and crashed near Laix during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Pierrepont French National Cemetery

02-Jan

WRUS, Maksymilian (P.781108); age 36 PAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB823 BH-T of No 300 Sqn, which exploded and crashed near Laix during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Pierrepont French National Cemetery

02-Jan

ZIELINSKI, Stefan (P.705532); age 28 PAF

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB823 BH-T of No 300 Sqn, which exploded and crashed near Laix during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Pierrepont French National Cemetery

02-Jan

SZYMANKIEWICZ, Teofil (P.0744); age 25 PAF

Flt Lt

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Mustang III, KH494  of No 316 Sqn, which crashed on landing at airfield B88 following engine problems during Ramrod 1424.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

02-Jan

FITZHENRY, STANLEY HERBERT  (410475); age 25 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB477 LQ-B of No 405 Sqn, which came down at Rohrau during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

02-Jan

DUKE, ERIC CECIL  (118147); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB477 LQ-B of No 405 Sqn, which came down at Rohrau during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

02-Jan

LAWSON, KENNETH JOHN  (82728); age 31 RAFVR

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB477 LQ-B of No 405 Sqn, which came down at Rohrau during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

02-Jan

CRAWFORD, NATHAN  (J/12954); age 35 RCAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB477 LQ-B of No 405 Sqn, which came down at Rohrau during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

02-Jan

GEEVES, GERALD EDWARD  (J/19058); age 34 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB477 LQ-B of No 405 Sqn, which came down at Rohrau during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

02-Jan

DOWLING, LESLIE FRANCIS  (171349); age 42 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIII, HK377 of No 604 Sqn, which crashed near Lille on a ferry flight.  He is buried in Lesquin Communal Cemetery

02-Jan

SMITH, JOHN STOBIE DFC (149223); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIII, HK377 of No 604 Sqn, which crashed near Lille on a ferry flight.  He is buried in Lesquin Communal Cemetery

02-Jan

JENKINS, KENNETH DAVID  (1836729); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, LT741 of No 10 AGS, which flew into the summit of Black Combe in mist during an air-to-air firing exercise.  He is buried in Whitchurch (St Mary) Churchyard, Glamorganshire

02-Jan

JOHNSON, THOMAS WILLIAM  (1526829); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, LT741 of No 10 AGS, which flew into the summit of Black Combe in mist during an air-to-air firing exercise.  He is buried in Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery

02-Jan

TURNER, JAMES LEONARD  (1823803); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, LT741 of No 10 AGS, which flew into the summit of Black Combe in mist during an air-to-air firing exercise.  He is buried in Ormiston Cemetery, East Lothian

02-Jan

WOOD, ARTHUR JAMES  (1318079); age 29 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, LT741 of No 10 AGS, which flew into the summit of Black Combe in mist during an air-to-air firing exercise.  He is buried in Scarborough (Manor Road) Cemetery

02-Jan

EARDLEY, ALBERT RUDOLPH OSBORNE  (R/113988); age 36 RCAF

Cpl

He was serving with No 143 Wing when he died from wounds sustained during the Luftwaffe attack on Eindhoven airfield in Operation 'Bodenplatte' the previous day.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

02-Jan

BROWN, ARTHUR HERBERT  (915868); age 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC716 'O' of No 19 OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise when the recall signal was sent.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

BUSK, JACK  (1617032); age 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC716 'O' of No 19 OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise when the recall signal was sent.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

DIFFLEY, JAMES HUGH  (1040621); age 21 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC716 'O' of No 19 OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise when the recall signal was sent.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

FAYERS, RONALD CHARLES  (1245828); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC716 'O' of No 19 OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise when the recall signal was sent.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

MULDOWNEY, JOHN EDWARD DFM (1378953); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC716 'O' of No 19 OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise when the recall signal was sent.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

WHELDON, JOHN NEVILLE  (2210765); age 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC716 'O' of No 19 OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise when the recall signal was sent.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jan

BECKETT, LESLIE ARTHUR  (1459424); age 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 403 RSU and probably died from injuries sustained during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte'.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

02-Jan

HAMILTON, RONALD  (623799); age 25 RAF

Sgt

He was serving at AHQ Greece at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery

02-Jan

STUART, ARTHUR  (1681686); age 23 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Dunmow.  He is buried in Great Crosby (St Luke) Churchyard

02-Jan

ROYDHOUSE, IDA  (2137585); age 19 WAAF

ACW2

She was serving at RAF Lindholme at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  Her death is registered in Holderness.  She is buried in Sunk Island (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

02-Jan

PATERSON, KENNETH MACLEAY  (1563758); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died from peptic ulceration at home, 2154 Gartloch Road, Glasgow.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Dean, or Western) Cemetery.

02-Jan

SPARKS, FREDERICK JOHN  (1468308); age 42 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Worthing (Durrington) Cemetery

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