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Casualties - 8 - 11 January 1945


08-Jan

RICKEARD, ROBERT  (617244); age 24 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB851 PH-S of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Munich.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jan

CROUCHER, HENRY  (1566946); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB851 PH-S of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Munich.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jan

FLAXMAN, GEORGE  (1578541); age 36 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB851 PH-S of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Munich.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jan

PRESCOTT, NOEL GORDON  (1582098); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB851 PH-S of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Munich.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jan

DURNAN, GRANT  (J/95296); age 19 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB851 PH-S of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Munich.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jan

GYNANE, JOHN  (J/95297); age 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB851 PH-S of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Munich.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jan

HANBIDGE, ROBERT DONALD KEITH  (J/88499); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB851 PH-S of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Munich.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jan

MILLER, FREDERICK CHARLES  (421750); age 20 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB586 EA-V of No 49 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Villeneuve-St Georges Old Communal Cemetery

08-Jan

SANDERSON, JOHN THOMAS  (1621826); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB586 EA-V of No 49 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Villeneuve-St Georges Old Communal Cemetery

08-Jan

ATKINS, CLARENCE LESLIE  (1055862); age 35 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB586 EA-V of No 49 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Villeneuve-St Georges Old Communal Cemetery

08-Jan

BOLTER, ALEC JOHN  (184364); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB586 EA-V of No 49 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Villeneuve-St Georges Old Communal Cemetery

08-Jan

BUTCHER, ALFRED FRANK  (1881458); age 36 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB586 EA-V of No 49 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Villeneuve-St Georges Old Communal Cemetery

08-Jan

COURT, JACK  (1880701); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB586 EA-V of No 49 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Villeneuve-St Georges Old Communal Cemetery

08-Jan

WALKER, THOMAS ELLWOOD  (1623780); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB586 EA-V of No 49 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Villeneuve-St Georges Old Communal Cemetery

08-Jan

MATHIESON, MILTON ALEXANDER  (424614); age 22 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF999 PM-T of No 103 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

08-Jan

POLLARD, CLIFFORD THOMAS  (424606); age 21 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF999 PM-T of No 103 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

08-Jan

BICKERTON, JOHN WILLIAM  (189576); age Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF999 PM-T of No 103 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

08-Jan

EVANS, ERIC WALTER  (1602244); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF999 PM-T of No 103 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

08-Jan

MARETT, ROBERT ALFRED  (701338); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF999 PM-T of No 103 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

08-Jan

SLEEP, DONALD  (3040416); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF999 PM-T of No 103 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

08-Jan

STEPHENS, HUGH FRANCIS  (1398405); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF999 PM-T of No 103 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

08-Jan

CHEESMAN, WILLIAM  (1584815); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 105 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jan

SHORT, KENNETH GEORGE  (1168328); age 28 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 152 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

08-Jan

WALKER, JOHN KEITH  (2205787); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG290 AS-B of No 166 Sqn, which probably came down near Munsingen during a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

08-Jan

ELLIOTT, VERNE DOUGLAS  (R/201090); age 21 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG290 AS-B of No 166 Sqn, which probably came down near Munsingen during a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

08-Jan

HUMBERSTONE, GEORGE ARTHUR  (J/39279); age Unknown RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG290 AS-B of No 166 Sqn, which probably came down near Munsingen during a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

08-Jan

MacKAY, JOHN GARWOOD  (R/217048); age 20 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG290 AS-B of No 166 Sqn, which probably came down near Munsingen during a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

08-Jan

McLEAN, JOHN KENNETH  (J/26306); age Unknown RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG290 AS-B of No 166 Sqn, which probably came down near Munsingen during a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

08-Jan

SOPER, WALTER YOUNG JAMES  (J/35275); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG290 AS-B of No 166 Sqn, which probably came down near Munsingen during a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

08-Jan

WELLS, ALBERT ELDON  (R/196558); age 22 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG290 AS-B of No 166 Sqn, which probably came down near Munsingen during a raid to Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

08-Jan

FURNISS, WILFRED JOHN  (1388691); age 32 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG928 'M' of No 178 Sqn, which crashed near Circhina in Yugoslavia during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery.

08-Jan

HELSBY, ALAN  (1684516); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG928 'M' of No 178 Sqn, which crashed near Circhina in Yugoslavia during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery.

08-Jan

MELTON, RONALD STEWART  (1626478); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG928 'M' of No 178 Sqn, which crashed near Circhina in Yugoslavia during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery.

08-Jan

MILSOM, JOHN HENRY GEORGE  (1587123); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG928 'M' of No 178 Sqn, which crashed near Circhina in Yugoslavia during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery.

08-Jan

NORMAN, DAVIS HENRY BRYNMOR  (1422929); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG928 'M' of No 178 Sqn, which crashed near Circhina in Yugoslavia during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery.

08-Jan

REILLY, ROBERT ALFRED  (1589702); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG928 'M' of No 178 Sqn, which crashed near Circhina in Yugoslavia during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery.

08-Jan

WILSON, JAMES BIRNIE  (1821730); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG928 'M' of No 178 Sqn, which crashed near Circhina in Yugoslavia during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery.

08-Jan

HORNOI, JAMES  (J/28640); age 26 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG928 'M' of No 178 Sqn, which crashed near Circhina in Yugoslavia during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery.

08-Jan

HALEY, HENRY CRAWFORD  (43885); age 49 RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, MG552 of No 276 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at Dunkirk during a flight from B-83 (Knoke-le-Zout) to the UK.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery

08-Jan

HUMPHRIS, JAMES HEATHCOTE  (33258); age Unknown RAF

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, MG552 of No 276 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at Dunkirk during a flight from B-83 (Knoke-le-Zout) to the UK.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery

08-Jan

STARR, NORMAN JOHN  (37834); age Unknown RAF

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, MG552 of No 276 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at Dunkirk during a flight from B-83 (Knoke-le-Zout) to the UK.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery

08-Jan

MOORE, ROWLAND BAKER  (131734); age 36 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, MG552 of No 276 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at Dunkirk during a flight from B-83 (Knoke-le-Zout) to the UK.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery

08-Jan

BRUCKNER, MAXWELL BRIGHT  (431195); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB286 PO-L of No 467 Sqn, which was abandoned over the North Sea and later crashed near Eye in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid to Munich.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jan

GLOURY, JOHN DANCKERT  (430372); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB286 PO-L of No 467 Sqn, which was abandoned over the North Sea and later crashed near Eye in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid to Munich.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jan

McNAMEE, WILLIAM ANDREW  (426422); age 21 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB286 PO-L of No 467 Sqn, which was abandoned over the North Sea and later crashed near Eye in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid to Munich.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jan

SAULWICK, LAURANCE JULIUS  (431186); age 19 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB286 PO-L of No 467 Sqn, which was abandoned over the North Sea and later crashed near Eye in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid to Munich.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jan

SERVOS, STEPHANOS  (434029); age 23 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB286 PO-L of No 467 Sqn, which was abandoned over the North Sea and later crashed near Eye in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid to Munich.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jan

WILLIAMS, HERBERT JOHN  (427218); age 28 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB286 PO-L of No 467 Sqn, which was abandoned over the North Sea and later crashed near Eye in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid to Munich.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jan

KIRSH, HENRY WILLIAM  (1812555); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB286 PO-L of No 467 Sqn, which was abandoned over the North Sea and later crashed near Eye in Cambridgeshire on its return from a raid to Munich.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jan

LAWRENCE, GEORGE BRUCE  (4211018); age 22 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXX, MM815 of No 488 Sqn, which crashed near Cambrai after control was lost at 20,000 ft.  He is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

08-Jan

NIEDERER, REX KEITH  (436179); age 24 RNZAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXX, MM815 of No 488 Sqn, which crashed near Cambrai after control was lost at 20,000 ft.  He is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

08-Jan

ABBOTT, HORACE  (1427946); age 37 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 502 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Edmonton.  He is buried in Enfield (Lavender Hill) Cemetery

08-Jan

BARTHOLOMEW, WILLIAM BRIAN  (1898551); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained on 5 Jan 1945 whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND728 PG-N of No 619 Sqn, which was lost on a raid on the garrison at the mouth of the Gironde at Royan.  He is buried in Soulac-sur-Mer (Olives) Communal Cemetery

08-Jan

LEATHER, ERNEST  (1593355); age 32 RAFVR

Sgt

He was flying in Lancaster III, JB661 UM-C2 of No 626 Sqn, which was lost on a raid on Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

08-Jan

CLARK, JOHN HARVEY  (J/37879); age 33 RCAF

Fg Off

He was flying in Lancaster III, JB661 UM-C2 of No 626 Sqn, which was lost on a raid on Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

08-Jan

HUTCHINS, DONALD ROSS  (R/169558); age 23 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB661 UM-C3 of No 626 Sqn, which was lost on a raid on Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

08-Jan

JOSLIN, KENNETH ROSS  (J/93366); age 26 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB661 UM-C4 of No 626 Sqn, which was lost on a raid on Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

08-Jan

RAHKOLA, WAYNE JOHN  (R/152927); age 26 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB661 UM-C5 of No 626 Sqn, which was lost on a raid on Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

08-Jan

STROH, KENNETH ALBERT  (J/27997); age 28 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB661 UM-C6 of No 626 Sqn, which was lost on a raid on Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

08-Jan

TERREAU, JEAN PAUL HERBERT  (J/27926); age 28 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB661 UM-C7 of No 626 Sqn, which was lost on a raid on Munich.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

08-Jan

LANE, DONALD OWEN  (1320607); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

At the moment neither his unit nor his cause of death has yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery

08-Jan

BIFFEN, HAROLD  (1336043); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, EF935 of No 1 (O) AFU, which crashed on Corney Fell near Millom.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

08-Jan

THORN, ROBERT CUTHBERT  (70675); age Unknown RAF

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP761 of No 105 (T) OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise near Bardsey Island.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jan

STEVENS, HENRY MINTON  (755930); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP761 of No 105 (T) OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise near Bardsey Island.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jan

ARMSTRONG, PETER RONALD  (179030); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC954 of No 105 (T) OTU, which crashed near Wootten in Lincolnshire after hitting a pole following an engine fire.  He is buried in Harrow (Pinner) New Cemetery

08-Jan

FORSTER, HARRY PHILLIP  (429316); age 27 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, PG986 of No 15 (P) AFU, which hit a house in the circuit at Long Newnton during a snowstorm.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

08-Jan

HUTCHINSON, FRANK  (429207); age 28 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, PG986 of No 15 (P) AFU, which hit a house in the circuit at Long Newnton during a snowstorm.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St Andrew's and Jesmond) Cemetery

08-Jan

LEWIS, FRANCIS  (1898112); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, PG986 of No 15 (P) AFU, which hit a house in the circuit at Long Newnton during a snowstorm.  He is buried in Eckington Burial Ground

08-Jan

BARKELL, JOHN DONALD STEWART  (150443); age 21 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LW903 of No 1546 Flt, which crashed near Chopgate on the North Yorkshire Moors. 2 others killed.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

08-Jan

CLARSON, OWEN MUNRO WOVENDEN  (J/25795); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LW903 of No 1546 Flt, which crashed near Chopgate on the North Yorkshire Moors. 2 others killed.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

08-Jan

RILEY, NORMAN GEOFFREY  (J/26110); age 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LW903 of No 1546 Flt, which crashed near Chopgate on the North Yorkshire Moors. 2 others killed.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

08-Jan

MACAULAY, THOMAS HADLEY RODERICK  (J/22098); age 30 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW101 of No 1675 HCU, which crashed at El Hadera during a night training exercise.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery

08-Jan

GRUBB, CHARLES GREIG  (1057860); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW101 of No 1675 HCU, which crashed at El Hadera during a night training exercise.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery

08-Jan

HADDOW, JOHN ALLAN  (1341177); age 30 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW101 of No 1675 HCU, which crashed at El Hadera during a night training exercise.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery

08-Jan

JONES, JOHN  (1401008); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW101 of No 1675 HCU, which crashed at El Hadera during a night training exercise.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery

08-Jan

WOODGATE, JOHN ALAN  (1629272); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW101 of No 1675 HCU, which crashed at El Hadera during a night training exercise.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery

08-Jan

CLOWES, GEORGE ARTHUR  (1314053); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW101 of No 1675 HCU, which crashed at El Hadera during a night training exercise.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery

08-Jan

MITCHELL, RONALD WALTER  (442280); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE853 'B' of No 30 OTU, which failed to return from a navigational exercise.\.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jan

LEWIS, RONALD KEITH MORTIMER  (1398953); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE853 'B' of No 30 OTU, which failed to return from a navigational exercise.\.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jan

McLOUGHLIN, THOMAS SAMUEL  (1037338); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE853 'B' of No 30 OTU, which failed to return from a navigational exercise.\.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jan

VINCENT, THOMAS RICHARD WILLIAM  (1445017); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE853 'B' of No 30 OTU, which failed to return from a navigational exercise.\.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jan

WOODS, CHARLES WILLIAM  (1398131); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE853 'B' of No 30 OTU, which failed to return from a navigational exercise.\.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jan

PORTER, LEONARD JOHN  (435625); age 29 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN166 'G' of No 30 OTU, which broke up in the air near Stafford during a high level bombing practice.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

08-Jan

MACLEAN, MALCOLM FRASER  (1567034); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN166 'G' of No 30 OTU, which broke up in the air near Stafford during a high level bombing practice.  He is buried in Inverness (Tomnahurich) Cemetery

08-Jan

MEADOWS, LEONARD TOM  (412215); age 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN166 'G' of No 30 OTU, which broke up in the air near Stafford during a high level bombing practice.  He is buried in Stafford Cemetery

08-Jan

PARRETT, ERIC STUART  (1874893); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN166 'G' of No 30 OTU, which broke up in the air near Stafford during a high level bombing practice.  He is buried in Saffron Walden Cemetery

08-Jan

WADE, CLIFTON  (1593397); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN166 'G' of No 30 OTU, which broke up in the air near Stafford during a high level bombing practice.  He is buried in Heighington (St Michael) Churchyard

08-Jan

WRIGHT, JOHN SELBY  (1581990); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN166 'G' of No 30 OTU, which broke up in the air near Stafford during a high level bombing practice.  He is buried in Newcastle-under-Lyme (Silverdale) Cemetery

08-Jan

COOPER, JOHN ORBELL  (1458095); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, JA468 of No 77 OTU, which flew into the sea off the coast of Palestine during a Leigh Light exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

08-Jan

KENNEDY, JOHN ROY  (1571554); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, JA468 of No 77 OTU, which flew into the sea off the coast of Palestine during a Leigh Light exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

08-Jan

POULTON, CLEMENT STEPHEN GEORGE  (2222235); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, JA468 of No 77 OTU, which flew into the sea off the coast of Palestine during a Leigh Light exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

08-Jan

VINCENT, KENNETH JOSEPH  (1867361); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, JA468 of No 77 OTU, which flew into the sea off the coast of Palestine during a Leigh Light exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

08-Jan

WEBSTER, HARRY STEWART  (1523617); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, JA468 of No 77 OTU, which flew into the sea off the coast of Palestine during a Leigh Light exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

08-Jan

BARNFIELD, COLIN EDWARD HUNTER  (433709); age 19 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP792 of No 78 OTU, which came down in the sea off Jaffa during a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

08-Jan

FONG, GEORGE  (428417); age 22 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP792 of No 78 OTU, which came down in the sea off Jaffa during a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

08-Jan

ROBINS, ALFRED ARTHUR  (436254); age 28 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP792 of No 78 OTU, which came down in the sea off Jaffa during a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

08-Jan

SANDLANT, NOEL GEORGE  (430970); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP792 of No 78 OTU, which came down in the sea off Jaffa during a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

08-Jan

TUNNOCK, ALAN BRUCE  (435057); age 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP792 of No 78 OTU, which came down in the sea off Jaffa during a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

08-Jan

WILLIAMS, ALBERT HOWARD  (10963); age 31 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP792 of No 78 OTU, which came down in the sea off Jaffa during a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

08-Jan

GROSERT, EILEEN MARGARET  (479451); age 25 WAAF

ACW1

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Gateshead.  She was cremated at Newcastle-upon-Tyne (West Road) Crematorium

08-Jan

TREMAIN, JOHN HENRY  (1518800); age 43 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 Hendon.  He is buried in City of Westminster (Paddington) Cemetery, Mill Hill

08-Jan

McKENNA, JAMES NEIL  (1672426); age 22 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 Ploughley.  He is buried in Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery

08-Jan

GOLDING, HORACE EDWARD  (1587410); age 21 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 Pwllheli.  He is buried in Bristol (Greenbank) Cemetery

08-Jan

McNEILLY, CHARLES  (1552222); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

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 Glasgow (St Peter's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

08-Jan

GOMER, PAULINE MARY  (6285); age 24 PMRAFNS

Sister

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 Sleaford.  He is buried in East Retford Cemetery

09-Jan

CULLEY, LEONARD PINFOLD  (1802431); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 27 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

09-Jan

MERRETT, ROBERT JOSEPH  (1421040); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 27 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

09-Jan

ROBBINS, GERARD PATRICK  (978982); age 32 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR159 of No 235 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Banff during an air test.  He is buried in Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery

09-Jan

DOUGLAS, DONALD BANBURY  (J/14533); age 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR159 of No 235 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Banff during an air test.  He is buried in Banff Cemetery, Banffshire

09-Jan

HORAN, JOHN SPENCER  (40608); age 24 RNZAF

WO

He was mortally wounded whilst flying in Sea Otter I, JM882 of No 292 Sqn, which was attacked by Japanese fighters shortly after take off.  He remained at his guns and the pilot was able to land the aircraft with no other injuries to the crew.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

09-Jan

DE PUYSSELEYR, JOSEPH DFC (100652); age 27 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire X, MD197 of No 541 Sqn, which crashed near Watford whilst flying in a blizzard.  He is buried in Dorchester (St Birinus) Roman Catholic Churchyard

09-Jan

HATTERSLEY, WILFRED  (2211288); age 35 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving with No 683 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

09-Jan

WALFORD, DENNIS REGINALD  (1879486); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He was serving with No 5017 (Airfield Construction) Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery

09-Jan

ORR, HUGH  (1103634); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the Far East (unit unknown) when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Sandakan.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

09-Jan

LEE, THOMAS ALFRED WILLIAM  (911502); age 27 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 Colchester.  He is buried in Layer-de-la-Haye (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

09-Jan

SPENCE, KENNETH EDMUND  (44784); age 25 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH173 'AZ' of No 5 OTU, which crashed into the sea off Bell Island in British Columbia.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

09-Jan

BASTABLE, THOMAS HENRY  (166362); age 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH173 'AZ' of No 5 OTU, which crashed into the sea off Bell Island in British Columbia.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

09-Jan

BURR, ROBERT HENRY  (166407); age 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH173 'AZ' of No 5 OTU, which crashed into the sea off Bell Island in British Columbia.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

09-Jan

COCKSEY, FRANK  (1671860); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH173 'AZ' of No 5 OTU, which crashed into the sea off Bell Island in British Columbia.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

09-Jan

CUTHBERTSON, JAMES BROWN  (1369063); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH173 'AZ' of No 5 OTU, which crashed into the sea off Bell Island in British Columbia.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

09-Jan

MITCHELL, CYRIL IRWIN  (153712); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH173 'AZ' of No 5 OTU, which crashed into the sea off Bell Island in British Columbia.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

09-Jan

MORGANS, WILLIAM DAVID NEWTON  (1836991); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH173 'AZ' of No 5 OTU, which crashed into the sea off Bell Island in British Columbia.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

09-Jan

SIMPSON, ALAN  (3012303); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH173 'AZ' of No 5 OTU, which crashed into the sea off Bell Island in British Columbia.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

09-Jan

SNELLING, GEORGE ARTHUR  (1868102); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH173 'AZ' of No 5 OTU, which crashed into the sea off Bell Island in British Columbia.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

09-Jan

STEAD, PETER  (1597287); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH173 'AZ' of No 5 OTU, which crashed into the sea off Bell Island in British Columbia.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

09-Jan

TRICKEY, JAMES FRANCIS  (179019); age 36 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH173 'AZ' of No 5 OTU, which crashed into the sea off Bell Island in British Columbia.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

09-Jan

ALLCOCK, ARTHUR  (1623441); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Ventura V, JT814 of No 75 OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

09-Jan

GALLOWAY, JAMES  (1824184); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Ventura V, JT814 of No 75 OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

09-Jan

KEMP, ALEXANDER  (1824046); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Ventura V, JT814 of No 75 OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

09-Jan

MANGAN, CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS  (939711); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Ventura V, JT814 of No 75 OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

09-Jan

WHYTE, ALLAN FRASER  (1571167); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Ventura V, JT814 of No 75 OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

09-Jan

RICHES, HERBERT WALTER  (1104220); age 32 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving at RAF Tengah when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Muna.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

10-Jan

CRAWFORD, DAVID GORDON  (J/28749); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MJ203 of No 72 Sqn, which was hit by flak whilst attacking railway targets at Canaro.  He baled out but become attached to the aircraft and when he eventually broke loose he failed to open his parachute.  He is buried in Argenta Gap War Cemetery

10-Jan

LAGESSE, MARIE JOSEPH MARC  (128616); age 27 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, PF403 M5-T of No 128 Sqn, which crashed into Cambridge Road in Godmanchester after control was lost in a steep bank during a raid to Hannover.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

10-Jan

TONG, RONALD FREDERICK LEONARD  (63848); age 27 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, PF403 M5-T of No 128 Sqn, which crashed into Cambridge Road in Godmanchester after control was lost in a steep bank during a raid to Hannover.  He is buried in Gravesend Cemetery

10-Jan

FOSTER, CHARLES HARRY MOWBRAY  (1319762); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LX851 of No 144 Sqn, which crashed near Braemanger in Norway after being hit by flak.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery

10-Jan

KAUDERS, VALTER  (175474); age 26 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Oxford I, PH404 of No 311 Sqn, which is presumed to have ditched in bad weather.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

10-Jan

KVAPIL, KAREL  (82614); age 26 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Oxford I, PH404 of No 311 Sqn, which is presumed to have ditched in bad weather.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

10-Jan

LINHART, LEO  (147633); age 32 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Oxford I, PH404 of No 311 Sqn, which is presumed to have ditched in bad weather.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

10-Jan

VELLA, JAN DFC (159265); age 39 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Oxford I, PH404 of No 311 Sqn, which is presumed to have ditched in bad weather.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

10-Jan

DUNSHEA, CLIFFORD JOSEPH  (422936); age 20 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD141 of No 455 Sqn, which dived into the sea after being hit by flak during an attack on a mine sweeper.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery

10-Jan

WINTER, ARTHUR EDMUND  (425997); age 27 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD141 of No 455 Sqn, which dived into the sea after being hit by flak during an attack on a mine sweeper.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-Jan

HILLSDON, RONALD JAMES  (R/251278); age 19 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota VI, KJ835 of No 108 OTU, which crashed in Leicestershire during a cross-country navigation exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

10-Jan

DOBSON, FREDERICK EDWARD HENRY  (909576); age 26 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota VI, KJ835 of No 108 OTU, which crashed in Leicestershire during a cross-country navigation exercise.  He is buried in Devizes Cemetery

10-Jan

OTTAWAY, DOUGLAS ALAN  (1802652); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE832 of No 17 OTU, which flew into high ground shortly after emerging from cloud into a snow storm during an evening navigation exercise.  He is buried in Esher (Cobham) Cemetery

10-Jan

PIKE, WILLIAM RAYMOND  (3033009); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE832 of No 17 OTU, which flew into high ground shortly after emerging from cloud into a snow storm during an evening navigation exercise.  He is buried in Poole (Branksome) Cemetery

10-Jan

BALL, DUDLEY EDGAR DFC (420849); age 24 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS891 of No 2 GSU, which crashed during a low level cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

10-Jan

SULLIVAN, LAURENCE GERARD DFM (409250); age 32 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS891 of No 2 GSU, which crashed during a low level cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

10-Jan

BUTTERWORTH, JAMES  (1149758); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, PG529 of No 20 OTU, which collided with Wellington X, HE490 during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Heywood Cemetery, Lancashire

10-Jan

CAMPIN, KENNETH CHARLES  (1578842); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE490 of No 20 OTU, which collided with Hurricane IIC, PG529 during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Marston Moretaine (St Mary) Churchyard

10-Jan

DOWNIE, JOHN  (1822334); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE490 of No 20 OTU, which collided with Hurricane IIC, PG529 during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Markinch (St Drostan's) Cemetery

10-Jan

MOYES, ROBERT  (153794); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE490 of No 20 OTU, which collided with Hurricane IIC, PG529 during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Grangemouth (Grandsable) Cemetery

10-Jan

READ, BASIL ANTHONY DFC (173774); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE490 of No 20 OTU, which collided with Hurricane IIC, PG529 during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground

10-Jan

SWINGLER, NEVILLE CHARLES  (2220411); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE490 of No 20 OTU, which collided with Hurricane IIC, PG529 during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery

10-Jan

THURSTON, ERIC EDWARD  (1604281); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE490 of No 20 OTU, which collided with Hurricane IIC, PG529 during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Mortlake Cemetery

10-Jan

VINCENT, ROGER JOHN  (1604859); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE490 of No 20 OTU, which collided with Hurricane IIC, PG529 during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in New Road Cemetery, Chatteris

10-Jan

DAVIES, RALPH  (141357); age 31 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW862 of No 4 FU, which flew into high ground near Lucera at night.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

10-Jan

TATHAM, DAVID  (941932); age 27 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving with No 5 CMU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

10-Jan

STRETTON, IAN BURTON  (206730); age 22 SAAF

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire, ? of a unit in Palestine.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

10-Jan

WILMOT, EDGAR JAMES  (1801568); age 27 RAFVR

Sgt

He was  killed whilst flying in Dakota VI, KJ835 of No 108 OTU, which crashed in Leicestershire during a cross-country navigation exercise.  He is buried in Sevenoaks (Greatness Park) Cemetery.

10-Jan

MUSPRATT, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (858756); age 33 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 Manchester.  He is buried in Urmston Cemetery

10-Jan

McMANUS, JAMES  (1010891); age 31 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 Newton.  He is buried in Newton-le-Willows Cemetery

10-Jan

WARD, JAMES HENRY  (508242); age 36 RAF

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 Pancras.  He is buried in or was cremated at Islington Cemetery and Crematorium

10-Jan

BOLTON, WILLIAM FREDERICK  (1878942); age 39 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK  at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but possibly occurred in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton, his death being registered in Swindon.  He is buried in or was cremated at Wandsworth (Putney Vale) Cemetery and Crematorium

11-Jan

EVANS, RONALD ARTHUR WILLIAM  (162167); age 26 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 78 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

11-Jan

ROBERTS, NOEL VERNON  (1603544); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He had been serving with No 89 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Rangoon.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

11-Jan

HARRIS, WAVERLEY WILLIAM  (426459); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ190 of No 143 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters during an anti-shipping strike in Fleekke  Fjord.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Jan

SMOOLENAERS, PIERRE CLEMENCE LOUIS  (1424890); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ190 of No 143 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters during an anti-shipping strike in Fleekke  Fjord.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Jan

DAY, MICHAEL  (571630); age Unknown RAF

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter X, LX849 or ? of No 144 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie to Flekkeefjord.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Jan

CUNNINGHAM, ROLAND GEORGE  (1397398); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter X, LX849 or ? of No 144 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie to Flekkeefjord.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Jan

RODDIS, JOHN GEORGE  (1514794); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter X, LX849 or ? of No 144 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie to Flekkeefjord.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Jan

SANDERCOCK, WILLIAM JAMES  (417420); age 29 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick I, HG209 of No 279 Sqn, which failed to return from an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Jan

BRYAN, WILLIAM HENRY  (1413675); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick I, HG209 of No 279 Sqn, which failed to return from an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Jan

GALLOWAY, GEORGE CAMPBELL  (54284); age 29 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick I, HG209 of No 279 Sqn, which failed to return from an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Jan

GOODALL, ANDREW FERGUSON  (1558334); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick I, HG209 of No 279 Sqn, which failed to return from an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Jan

MANSFIELD, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1377933); age 35 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick I, HG209 of No 279 Sqn, which failed to return from an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Jan

MORETON, JOHN HENRY  (141068); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick I, HG209 of No 279 Sqn, which failed to return from an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Jan

BENTLEY, FREDERICK EARL  (J/93334); age 27 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick I, HG209 of No 279 Sqn, which failed to return from an ASR patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Jan

JELEN, RUDOLF  (788022); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He possibly died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Oxford I, PH404 of No 311 Sqn, which is presumed to have ditched in bad weather.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

11-Jan

TRAIL, LESLIE SINCLAIR  (164385); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

A member of No 229 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XVI, SM306 'C' of No 603 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Texel during a shipping recce.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Jan

RENDALL, ERNEST ARTHUR  (1442604); age 36 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 156 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

11-Jan

BERTLIN, JOHN ANTHONY RODEN  (1601599); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LR140 'U' of No 20 OTU, which dived into the sea during night circuit practice at Lossiemouth.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Jan

KERSHAW, FRANK BECKETT  (701962); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LR140 'U' of No 20 OTU, which dived into the sea during night circuit practice at Lossiemouth.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground

11-Jan

O'BRIEN, ANTHONY ALOYSIUS  (1398553); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LR140 'U' of No 20 OTU, which dived into the sea during night circuit practice at Lossiemouth.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

11-Jan

STIMPSON, PETER  (1875441); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LR140 'U' of No 20 OTU, which dived into the sea during night circuit practice at Lossiemouth.  He is buried in Werrington (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

11-Jan

WOODS, LESLIE RAYMOND  (1323707); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LR140 'U' of No 20 OTU, which dived into the sea during night circuit practice at Lossiemouth.  He is buried in Marlow Cemetery

11-Jan

CARTER, LESLIE  (1685158); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder, HD569 'X' of No 30 SAAF, which blew up after colliding with another aircraft following a swing on take-off from Jesi.  He is buried in Ancona War Cemetery

11-Jan

SMITTON, WILLIAM WALTER GEORGE  (2201860); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder, HD569 'X' of No 30 SAAF, which blew up after colliding with another aircraft following a swing on take-off from Jesi.  He is buried in Ancona War Cemetery

11-Jan

WRIGHT, JOHN  (1817946); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder, HD569 'X' of No 30 SAAF, which blew up after colliding with another aircraft following a swing on take-off from Jesi.  He is buried in Ancona War Cemetery

11-Jan

SANDERSON, GEORGE FRANCIS  (1090500); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was allegedly serving with No 306 (Polish) Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

11-Jan

MEEK, JOHN ALEXANDER  (1822112); age 20 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving at No 4 Hill Depot at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

11-Jan

BRADY, JOSEPH FRANCIS  (2209174); age 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ893 of No 78 OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

11-Jan

CHRISTIE, JAMES ALEXANDER  (1823387); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ893 of No 78 OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

11-Jan

COLLINS, HORACE HENRY  (1819361); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ893 of No 78 OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

11-Jan

SCOTT, GEORGE ALAN  (1401479); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ893 of No 78 OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

11-Jan

STOCKLEY, BENJAMIN HERBERT  (181359); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, HZ893 of No 78 OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

11-Jan

CRAMP, JOHN ROBINS  (176653); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Defiant II, AA424 of No 79 OTU, which dived into the ground on take off after becoming inverted in a turn.  He is buried in Nicosia War Cemetery

11-Jan

FINNERTY, FRANCIS JOSEPH B.  (330750); age 43 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 Midhurst.  He is buried in Bridlington Cemetery

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