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Casualties - 3 - 4 January 1945


03-Jan

BASSO, VICTOR DAVID  (700911); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MK405 of No 43 Sqn, which was shot by AA rockets.  He is buried in Faenza War Cemetery

03-Jan

EDWARDS, WILLIAM PRINCE  (1322269); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR515 of No 45 Sqn, which crashed into the jungle shortly after take-off as the result of an engine failure.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery

03-Jan

McQUEEN, JOHN SAWERS  (412248); age 26 RNZAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR515 of No 45 Sqn, which crashed into the jungle shortly after take-off as the result of an engine failure.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery

03-Jan

CLIFFORD, TIMOTHY JOHN  (1702163); age 19 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 105 SP and possibly died from wounds sustained during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte' on 1 Jan 1945.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery.

03-Jan

ROURKE, LESLIE  (1436347); age 28 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PT828 of No 111 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on gun positions near Imola.  He is buried in Forli War Cemetery

03-Jan

BURGOYNE, HENRY  (145766); age 30 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB635 AS-G of No 166 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire (friendly?) between Rodemark and Thiones-sur-Puttelange in Lorraine during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery.

03-Jan

LANE, WILLIAM EDMUND  (1819493); age 30 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB635 AS-G of No 166 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire (friendly?) between Rodemark and Thiones-sur-Puttelange in Lorraine during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery.

03-Jan

LEYLAND, MICHAEL  (1323200); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB635 AS-G of No 166 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire (friendly?) between Rodemark and Thiones-sur-Puttelange in Lorraine during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery.

03-Jan

STEWART, THOMAS FRASER  (1826779); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB635 AS-G of No 166 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire (friendly?) between Rodemark and Thiones-sur-Puttelange in Lorraine during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery.

03-Jan

RIGGS, LEONARD EARL  (R/218495); age Unknown RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB635 AS-G of No 166 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire (friendly?) between Rodemark and Thiones-sur-Puttelange in Lorraine during a raid to Nuremburg.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery.

03-Jan

GREENFIELD, ARTHUR  (1134110); age 28 RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving with No 211 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Labuan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

03-Jan

BRODIE, CHARLES MILNE  (J/24393); age 22 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH214 of No 215 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on bridges along the Burma-Siam railway.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

03-Jan

ADAMS, WILLIAM DAVID  (3050579); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH214 of No 215 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on bridges along the Burma-Siam railway.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

03-Jan

DAWSON, HARRY  (1541705); age 33 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH214 of No 215 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on bridges along the Burma-Siam railway.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

03-Jan

HKUN U, SAO  (112240); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH214 of No 215 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on bridges along the Burma-Siam railway.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

03-Jan

NESBITT, JAMES HEPWORTH  (164352); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH214 of No 215 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on bridges along the Burma-Siam railway.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

03-Jan

READ, ALFRED THOMAS  (1333702); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH214 of No 215 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on bridges along the Burma-Siam railway.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

03-Jan

COX, KENNETH DENISON  (J/6157); age 24 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH214 of No 215 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on bridges along the Burma-Siam railway.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

03-Jan

HARRIS, ARTHUR HUGH  (J/13395); age 24 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH214 of No 215 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on bridges along the Burma-Siam railway.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

03-Jan

IRVINE, HAROLD OLIVER  (R/119324); age 25 RCAF

WO I

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH214 of No 215 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on bridges along the Burma-Siam railway.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

03-Jan

POTTS, JAMES MURRAY  (J/23534); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH214 of No 215 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on bridges along the Burma-Siam railway.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

03-Jan

WASHBROOK, WILLIAM LEIGH  (J/93729); age 23 RCAF

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH214 of No 215 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on bridges along the Burma-Siam railway.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

03-Jan

GREIG, ROY THOMSON  (162377); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV442 of No 272 Sqn, which failed to return from an armed recce.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

03-Jan

LILLEY, BERNARD DALLAH  (154285); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV442 of No 272 Sqn, which failed to return from an armed recce.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

03-Jan

JAMES, FREDERICK CHARLES  (1324654); age 35 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL355 of No 296 Sqn, which crash landed near Diss after control was lost following an engine failure during a three engined flying practice.  He is buried in or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park

03-Jan

LECLEARCQ, J P FFAF (); age  FFAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ984 L8-G of No 347 Sqn, which was shot down by US AA fire and crashed at Courcelles-sur-Nied during a rid to Ludwigshafen.  

03-Jan

ALLAMBY, WALTER VERNON WILFRED  (428516); age 26 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF908 PO-C of No 467 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Leek in Staffordshire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

03-Jan

DUNBAR, GEOFFREY JAMES  (424391); age 22 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF908 PO-C of No 467 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Leek in Staffordshire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

03-Jan

EMONSON, RICHARD  (430484); age 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF908 PO-C of No 467 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Leek in Staffordshire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

03-Jan

PRITCHARD, JACK IVAN  (421047); age 30 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF908 PO-C of No 467 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Leek in Staffordshire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

03-Jan

WATSON, CLEVELAND CHARLES  (434547); age 23 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF908 PO-C of No 467 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Leek in Staffordshire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

03-Jan

WRIGHT, THOMAS EDWARD HAROLD  (430728); age 24 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF908 PO-C of No 467 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Leek in Staffordshire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

03-Jan

LEES, NORMAN  (2218806); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF908 PO-C of No 467 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Leek in Staffordshire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

03-Jan

BROWN, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1595671); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF964 GI-L of No 622 Sqn, which exploded over the target area during a G-H raid against the Hasa Benzol plant in Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Jan

DEAN, WILLIAM ERIN MILLAR  (126999); age Unknown RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF964 GI-L of No 622 Sqn, which exploded over the target area during a G-H raid against the Hasa Benzol plant in Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Jan

HARLAND, RICHARD  (1867365); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF964 GI-L of No 622 Sqn, which exploded over the target area during a G-H raid against the Hasa Benzol plant in Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Jan

MacFARLANE, JAMES  (1568081); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF964 GI-L of No 622 Sqn, which exploded over the target area during a G-H raid against the Hasa Benzol plant in Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Jan

MEAD, LAWRENCE GEORGE  (172517); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF964 GI-L of No 622 Sqn, which exploded over the target area during a G-H raid against the Hasa Benzol plant in Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Jan

WILLICOMBE, HAYDN RAYMOND  (1656359); age 29 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF964 GI-L of No 622 Sqn, which exploded over the target area during a G-H raid against the Hasa Benzol plant in Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Jan

BULLOCK, VERAL CLARENCE  (J/91169); age 23 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF964 GI-L of No 622 Sqn, which exploded over the target area during a G-H raid against the Hasa Benzol plant in Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Jan

MAGOG, JAMES DOWSEY  (945622); age 27 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 5001 (Airfield Construction) Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

03-Jan

MUMMERY, PERCY JOHN  (1312744); age 32 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 124 Wing and possibly died from wounds sustained during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte' the previous day.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

03-Jan

WILLIAMS, HUGH JOHN  (956899); age 26 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the 20 (P) AFU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Newmarket.  He is buried in Brynmawr Cemetery

03-Jan

WAGSTAFFE, NORMAN  (1684491); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 274 RCAF at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

03-Jan

ARCIMOWICZ, Jaroslaw (P.707010); age 19 PAF

AC2

He was serving with No 30 MU when he died in Birmingham General Hospital from injuries received in flying accident.  He is buried in Hawarden Cemetery

03-Jan

PFEIFFER, PAUL GOTTHELF  (416005); age 28 RAAF

Fg Off

He probably died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Sunderland III, ML738 of No 4 (C) OTU, which crashed and sank on take-off from Alness.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery.

03-Jan

ESHELBY, JOHN THEODORE  (185304); age 36 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, ML738 of No 4 (C) OTU, which crashed and sank on take-off from Alness.  He is buried in Tenby (St Mary) Church Cemetery

03-Jan

JOHNS, WILLIAM HORACE  (1197225); age 33 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, ML738 of No 4 (C) OTU, which crashed and sank on take-off from Alness.  He is buried in Nottingham General Cemetery

03-Jan

JOHNSTON, FRANCIS NOEL  (75709); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, ML738 of No 4 (C) OTU, which crashed and sank on take-off from Alness.  He is buried in Longfleet (St Mary) Churchyard

03-Jan

ZITA, JOSEPH  (179681); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland III, ML738 of No 4 (C) OTU, which crashed and sank on take-off from Alness.  He is buried in Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery

03-Jan

FINN, ERNEST JOHN BENJAMIN  (620115); age 28 RAF

AC1

He had been serving with No 4 AACU when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Singapore.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery

03-Jan

SHERMAN, THOMAS WILLIAM  (1870391); age 35 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 6069 SE and possibly died from wounds sustained during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte' on 1 Jan 1945.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

03-Jan

DAWID ODISHO  (1879); age Unknown IL

Pvt

He was serving with the Assyrian Company, Iraq Levies and was killed during house clearing operations in Greece.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

03-Jan

GATA JABBAR  (8966); age Unknown IL

Pvt

He was serving with IL at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Habbaniya Memorial

03-Jan

GEWERGIS ZOZAN  (4246); age Unknown IL

CSM

He was serving with the Assyrian Company, Iraq Levies and was killed during house clearing operations in Greece.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

03-Jan

ISKHAQ GEWERGIS  (4077); age Unknown IL

Pvt

He was serving with the Assyrian Company, Iraq Levies and was killed during house clearing operations in Greece.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

03-Jan

BATEMAN, FRANCIS  (1805148); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving in the Middle East at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery

03-Jan

PARKER, WALTER  (192423); age 43 RAF

Sgt

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 Leeds (Harehills) Cemetery

03-Jan

BLYTH, JAMES PATERSON  (771323); age 50 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

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 was cremated at Edinburgh (Warriston) Cemetery

03-Jan

PEARCE, HAROLD SYDNEY  (1254047); age 33 RAFVR

WO

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 Tottenham Cemetery

04-Jan

BACKWAY, HENRY GEORGE  (1586864); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND861 PM-H of No 103 Sqn, which crashed into the Humber Estuary near Hull whilst attempting to regain Elsham Wolds in deteriorating weather conditions.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Jan

HILLIER, CLIFFORD FREDERICK  (1606528); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND861 PM-H of No 103 Sqn, which crashed into the Humber Estuary near Hull whilst attempting to regain Elsham Wolds in deteriorating weather conditions.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Jan

LLOYD, CYRIL  (1832526); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND861 PM-H of No 103 Sqn, which crashed into the Humber Estuary near Hull whilst attempting to regain Elsham Wolds in deteriorating weather conditions.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Jan

PICKERSGILL, MAURICE DESMOND  (164197); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND861 PM-H of No 103 Sqn, which crashed into the Humber Estuary near Hull whilst attempting to regain Elsham Wolds in deteriorating weather conditions.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Jan

WEIGHT, CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH  (184374); age Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND861 PM-H of No 103 Sqn, which crashed into the Humber Estuary near Hull whilst attempting to regain Elsham Wolds in deteriorating weather conditions.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Jan

WIDDICOMBE, GEORGE EDWARD  (188324); age 32 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND861 PM-H of No 103 Sqn, which crashed into the Humber Estuary near Hull whilst attempting to regain Elsham Wolds in deteriorating weather conditions.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Jan

LOWE, GEORGE ROBERT COLQUHOURN  (419502); age 31 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL380 of No 148 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a daytime supply drop at Icarus, Yugoslavia.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

04-Jan

LYON, ANDREW WALLACE  (427522); age 30 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL380 of No 148 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a daytime supply drop at Icarus, Yugoslavia.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

04-Jan

WALKER, GORDON MURRAY  (418610); age 21 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL380 of No 148 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a daytime supply drop at Icarus, Yugoslavia.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

04-Jan

WALSH, LESLIE VICTOR  (52309); age 25 RAF

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 150 Sqn, and died from a fractured skull sustained in a road accident when he was trapped under an overturned ambulance which crashed into the wall of St Martin's Parish Church in Lincoln in bad weather.  He is buried in Brigg Cemetery.

04-Jan

MULCAHY-MORGAN, JOHN ANTHONY  (117961); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, KH465 of No 213 Sqn, which was shot down by flak after destroying a train with bombs, Derventa, Yugoslavia.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

04-Jan

ALDERCOTTE, WALTER HAROLD  (700797); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JF697 of No 253 Sqn, which failed to return from a sweep.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

04-Jan

CRISTOPHERSON, O P F (); age Recce

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, NH544 'A' of No 332 Sqn, which he abandoned near Tilburg after being hit by ground fire  during an armed recce but did not survive.  

04-Jan

ROBSON, ALBERT JAMES  (1552517); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2829 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Goirle Roman Catholic Cemetery

04-Jan

WONG, CRAFTON DUDLEY  (605581); age 19 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP729 of No 10 OTU, which crashed on the approach to Wheaton Aston with engine problems having just taken off from Abingdon.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

04-Jan

GEORGE, WILLIAM ALFRED  (1850477); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP729 of No 10 OTU, which crashed on the approach to Wheaton Aston with engine problems having just taken off from Abingdon.  He is buried in Reading (Henley Road) Cemetery

04-Jan

HARNETT, NEIL WILLOUGHBY  (798646); age 25 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP729 of No 10 OTU, which crashed on the approach to Wheaton Aston with engine problems having just taken off from Abingdon.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

04-Jan

HAGLUND, FRANCIS CHARLES  (4211783); age 25 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP729 of No 10 OTU, which crashed on the approach to Wheaton Aston with engine problems having just taken off from Abingdon.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

04-Jan

HOGG, BRUCE ALLAN  (425610); age 32 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP729 of No 10 OTU, which crashed on the approach to Wheaton Aston with engine problems having just taken off from Abingdon.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

04-Jan

WALTON, MATTHEW HENRY  (429439); age 21 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP729 of No 10 OTU, which crashed on the approach to Wheaton Aston with engine problems having just taken off from Abingdon.  He is buried in New Shildon (All Saints) Churchyard

04-Jan

SAGGS, ARTHUR ROY  (1626203); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, 5277 of No 11 OTU, which crashed near Thaba Zimbi.  He is buried in Thaba Tshwane (New) Military Cemetery

04-Jan

PRICE, REGINALD BENJAMIN  (1899494); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE740 of No 11 OTU, which dived into the ground from cloud near Aylesbury shortly after taking off from Westcott.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

04-Jan

SMITH, IAN PHILIP HENDRY  (1608781); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE740 of No 11 OTU, which dived into the ground from cloud near Aylesbury shortly after taking off from Westcott.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

04-Jan

WENHAM, JOHN ARTHUR  (1894709); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE740 of No 11 OTU, which dived into the ground from cloud near Aylesbury shortly after taking off from Westcott.  He is buried in Maidenhead Cemetery

04-Jan

BOLGER, ALEXANDER GORDON  (428226); age 23 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE740 of No 11 OTU, which dived into the ground from cloud near Aylesbury shortly after taking off from Westcott.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

04-Jan

McLENNAN, DONALD WILFRED  (427046); age 22 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE740 of No 11 OTU, which dived into the ground from cloud near Aylesbury shortly after taking off from Westcott.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

04-Jan

REECE, MICHAEL  (424260); age 21 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE740 of No 11 OTU, which dived into the ground from cloud near Aylesbury shortly after taking off from Westcott.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

04-Jan

BLAY, LESLIE EDWARD HARCOURT  (1395787); age 36 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NR276 of No 1652 HCU, which was lost without a trace over the North Sea during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Jan

DANKS, IAN DUNCAN BRODIE  (3031902); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NR276 of No 1652 HCU, which was lost without a trace over the North Sea during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Jan

HERBERT, REGINALD ERNEST  (1800459); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NR276 of No 1652 HCU, which was lost without a trace over the North Sea during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Jan

HERRIDGE, CYRIL BERNARD  (1585649); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NR276 of No 1652 HCU, which was lost without a trace over the North Sea during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Jan

KING, HENRY JOSEPH  (1595205); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NR276 of No 1652 HCU, which was lost without a trace over the North Sea during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Jan

MORRISON, DUNCAN  (1573091); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NR276 of No 1652 HCU, which was lost without a trace over the North Sea during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Jan

YOUNG, RODERICK ALAN  (4213970); age 21 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NR276 of No 1652 HCU, which was lost without a trace over the North Sea during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Jan

DINMORE, HUBERT DUNSTAN  (165031); age 29 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7928 of No 1669 HCU, which he abandoned over the Bristol Channel after it encountered an electrical storm, but the pilot was later able to land safely at RAF Chivenor, his body was never recovered.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-Jan

HOLMES, REGINALD WILLIAM  (1686415); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7928 of No 1669 HCU, which he abandoned over the Bristol Channel after it encountered an electrical storm, but the pilot was later able to land safely at RAF Chivenor, his body was never recovered.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-Jan

McCAFFERTY, HUGH PATRICK  (979873); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7928 of No 1669 HCU, which he abandoned over the Bristol Channel after it encountered an electrical storm, but the pilot was later able to land safely at RAF Chivenor, his body was never recovered.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-Jan

WILSON, GEORGE ALFRED  (1880814); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7928 of No 1669 HCU, which he abandoned over the Bristol Channel after it encountered an electrical storm, but the pilot was later able to land safely at RAF Chivenor, his body was never recovered.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-Jan

WILSON, THOMAS  (1492739); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7928 of No 1669 HCU, which he abandoned over the Bristol Channel after it encountered an electrical storm, but the pilot was later able to land safely at RAF Chivenor, his body was never recovered.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-Jan

HOOPER, DOUGLAS EGBERT  (10229); age 28 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LX172 of No 3 (P) AFU, which flew into a haystack at Charlton near Malmesbury.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

04-Jan

CAMERON, IAN MONTEATH  (157298); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving in the 51 OTU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in North Bucks.  He is buried in Glasgow Western Necropolis

04-Jan

SHOOLBREAD, THOMAS LOUIS BENOIT  (185730); age 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was serving in the 51 OTU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in North Bucks.  He is buried in Dalmeny and Queensferry Cemetery

04-Jan

SHYLEGA, BERTRAM  (J/26204); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3575 of No 53 OTU, which crashed on the approach to Wickenby in bad visibility.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

04-Jan

CRICHTON, RONALD MACALISTER  (132578); age 45 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Koggala at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

04-Jan

BROWN, CHARLES HENRY JOHN  (1263748); age 33 RAFVR

Sgt

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 Battle.  He is buried in Newhaven Cemetery

04-Jan

HOGG, JAMES STEVENSON  (356684); age 46 RAF

WO

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 Blackpool.  He is buried in Dalkeith New Cemetery

04-Jan

JAMES, ALBERT EDWARD WILLIAM  (1818890); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

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 Bodmin.  He is buried in Northampton (Kingsthorpe) Cemetery

04-Jan

GREGG, ERNEST WILLIAM  (1379380); age 37 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 East Glamorgan.  He is buried in Oswestry General Cemetery

04-Jan

HASSON, FREDERICK THOMAS  (810002); age 34 AuxAF

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 Maidstone.  He is buried in Maidenhead Cemetery

04-Jan

WILLOUGHBY, ROBERT  (961850); age 37 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving at RAF Tilstock at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Whitchurch.  He is buried in Whitchurch Cemetery.

04-Jan

CROSS, ALBERT  (1244225); age 37 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 Wycombe.  He is buried in High Wycombe Cemetery

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