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Casualties - 3 - 4 February 1945


03-Feb

ASHTON, JACK  (1023844); age 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, RG443 ZA-Q of No 10 Sqn, which came down near Haelen during a raid on an oil processing plant at Wanne-Eickel.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery

03-Feb

CHELL, LIONAL HAWKINS  (1582776); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, RG443 ZA-Q of No 10 Sqn, which came down near Haelen during a raid on an oil processing plant at Wanne-Eickel.  He is buried in Venray War Cemetery

03-Feb

GIBBS, RONALD ALEXANDER  (142044); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, RG443 ZA-Q of No 10 Sqn, which came down near Haelen during a raid on an oil processing plant at Wanne-Eickel.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery

03-Feb

PARHAM, WILLIAM PHILLIPS  (170480); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, RG443 ZA-Q of No 10 Sqn, which came down near Haelen during a raid on an oil processing plant at Wanne-Eickel.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery

03-Feb

SEABRIDGE, WILLIAM HENRY  (942139); age 27 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, RG443 ZA-Q of No 10 Sqn, which came down near Haelen during a raid on an oil processing plant at Wanne-Eickel.  He is buried in Venray War Cemetery

03-Feb

SMITH, THOMAS CUTHBERT  (1596679); age 37 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, RG443 ZA-Q of No 10 Sqn, which came down near Haelen during a raid on an oil processing plant at Wanne-Eickel.  He is buried in Venray War Cemetery

03-Feb

SLINGSBY, HAROLD EDWIN  (187565); age 38 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD419 LS-V of No 15 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

03-Feb

TEMPERTON, EVAN CLAUDE  (4214136); age 22 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD419 LS-V of No 15 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

03-Feb

McPHERSON, ERIC WILLIAM  (416129); age 21 RNZAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE445 'T' of No 22 Sqn, which was lost without a trace after crashing on its return to Cox's Bazaar from an attack on the Prome-Taungup road.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

03-Feb

BENNETT, HENRY JAMES  (414722); age 29 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV543 'J' of No 22 Sqn, which crashed near Magwe after being hit by flak en-route to attack the Pyinmana-Natmauk railway.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

03-Feb

NICHOL, CHARLES FREDERICK  (553344); age 22 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV543 'J' or NE445 'T' of No 22 Sqn, which .  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

03-Feb

MAGUIRE, LEONARD  (1452576); age 21 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV543 'J' or NE445 'T' of No 22 Sqn, which .  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

03-Feb

BALLOCH, ALBERT  (710349); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, SW251 KM-X of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Karlsruhe.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

03-Feb

BOWDEN, STANLEY JARVIS  (1458696); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, SW251 KM-X of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Karlsruhe.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

03-Feb

ARMSTRONG, OSWALD WALTER  (J/40427); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, SW251 KM-X of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Karlsruhe.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

03-Feb

BEAUMONT, LAWRENCE HERBERT  (R/148844); age 22 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, SW251 KM-X of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Karlsruhe.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

03-Feb

DUFRESNE, EDWARD CHARLES  (R/262929); age 18 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, SW251 KM-X of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Karlsruhe.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

03-Feb

GALLIVAN, THOMAS EDWARD  (J/11351); age 22 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, SW251 KM-X of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Karlsruhe.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

03-Feb

JOHNSON, DONALD WILFRED  (R/274586); age 20 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, SW251 KM-X of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Karlsruhe.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

03-Feb

HARROP, ERIC  (150483); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA223 VN-D of No 50 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Hochfelden during a raid to Karlsruhe.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

03-Feb

HEPPENSTALL, ROBERT DENNIS  (1525610); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA223 VN-D of No 50 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Hochfelden during a raid to Karlsruhe.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

03-Feb

MacGOWAN, ROBERT  (1823400); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA223 VN-D of No 50 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Hochfelden during a raid to Karlsruhe.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

03-Feb

RUSSELL, JOHN LEONARD  (1580401); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA223 VN-D of No 50 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Hochfelden during a raid to Karlsruhe.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

03-Feb

LEEMING, JOHN  (J/93959); age 19 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA223 VN-D of No 50 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Hochfelden during a raid to Karlsruhe.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

03-Feb

WRYNN, FREDERICK CHARLES  (R/180139); age 26 RCAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA223 VN-D of No 50 Sqn, which exploded in the air near Hochfelden during a raid to Karlsruhe.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

03-Feb

FARRELL, MARTIN PATRICK  (542960V); age 21 SAAF

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston, ? of No 55 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

03-Feb

NICKLESS, HARRY SAMUEL  (37050); age 29 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA158 WP-S of No 90 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

03-Feb

BEMROSE, ERNEST EDWARD  (1596002); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA158 WP-S of No 90 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

03-Feb

BROWN, JOHN GEORGE  (3040078); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA158 WP-S of No 90 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

03-Feb

BUNING, JOHANNES JACOBUS  (171614); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA158 WP-S of No 90 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

03-Feb

EDWARDS, ALFRED HENRY  (1391039); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA158 WP-S of No 90 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

03-Feb

GODDARD, MERVYN JOHN FREDERICK POOLE  (1853495); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA158 WP-S of No 90 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

03-Feb

BISHOP, STANLEY BUCKLAND STEWART  (J/37721); age 28 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA158 WP-S of No 90 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

03-Feb

KILLEN, JOHN GORDON TREATT  (421913); age 24 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB569 HW-Y of No 100 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Prosper benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Mierlo War Cemetery

03-Feb

McKASKILL, RAYMOND KEVIN  (431183); age 19 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB569 HW-Y of No 100 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Prosper benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Mierlo War Cemetery

03-Feb

ORDELL, ROBIN  (422251); age 24 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB569 HW-Y of No 100 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Prosper benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Mierlo War Cemetery

03-Feb

OSBORNE, IAN RONALD  (424538); age 20 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB569 HW-Y of No 100 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Prosper benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Mierlo War Cemetery

03-Feb

REYNOLDS, KEITH KEVIN  (424306); age 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB569 HW-Y of No 100 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Prosper benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Mierlo War Cemetery

03-Feb

SCURR, CHARLES  (1077176); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB569 HW-Y of No 100 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Prosper benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Mierlo War Cemetery

03-Feb

FLESCH, FRANCIS RONALD  (1602519); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, ? of No 104 Sqn, which  .  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

03-Feb

FREEMAN, JAMES MELVIN  (1867160); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, ? of No 104 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

03-Feb

GILL, TREVOR ASTON  (148559); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, ? of No 104 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

03-Feb

LEWIS, HAROLD  (1535745); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, ? of No 104 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

03-Feb

ROWE, ROBERT JOSEPH  (164081); age 28 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, ? of No 104 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

03-Feb

CRORY, ALBERT VICTOR  (1576679); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, RB252 'T' of No 137 Sqn, which came down near Roermond.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

BRODIE, WARREN ARGO  (J/38744); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD378 P4-L of No 153 Sqn, which he abandoned over Holland after the aircraft was attacked by a Ju 88 night fighter during a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop, but he did not survive.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

03-Feb

McKENNA, GORDON CHARLES  (432540); age 20 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME366 GT-H of No 156 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

PARR, FREDERICK  (570544); age 23 RAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME366 GT-H of No 156 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

CLARK, CECIL PHILIP  (182483); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME366 GT-H of No 156 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

SALT, FRANCIS CHARLES  (130069); age 32 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME366 GT-H of No 156 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

BROWN, ALEXANDER  (658085); age 25 RAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB505 GT-F of No 156 Sqn, which came down near Hechtel in Belgium during a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

03-Feb

FRENCH, KENNETH HERBERT  (168800); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB505 GT-F of No 156 Sqn, which came down near Hechtel in Belgium during a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

03-Feb

LASCELLES, JOHN HENRY  (144444); age 33 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB505 GT-F of No 156 Sqn, which came down near Hechtel in Belgium during a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

03-Feb

MOONEY, LAURENCE  (53786); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB505 GT-F of No 156 Sqn, which came down near Hechtel in Belgium during a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

03-Feb

HUTSON, LESLIE JAMES  (41590); age 23 RNZAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB505 GT-F of No 156 Sqn, which came down near Hechtel in Belgium during a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

03-Feb

SPINLEY, MAURICE  (411466); age 22 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB505 GT-F of No 156 Sqn, which came down near Hechtel in Belgium during a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery

03-Feb

VERNON-JARVIS, ERIC HORACE ANTHONY  (65545); age Unknown RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, RB270 of No 168 Sqn, which was shot down near Dorenthe by flak.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

ALEXANDRA, GEORGE PETER  (127894); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN739 TC-Q of No 170 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

MALKIN, PETER HARRY  (1591890); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN739 TC-Q of No 170 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

MATTHEWS, CECIL ALLEN  (1187985); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN739 TC-Q of No 170 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

McSKIMMING, ANDREW  (3022917); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN739 TC-Q of No 170 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

NILES, RONALD FREDERICK  (1836904); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN739 TC-Q of No 170 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

O'REGAN, BRIAN JOHN  (163844); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN739 TC-Q of No 170 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

PEDERSEN, NIELS PETER WILLIAM  (154573); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN739 TC-Q of No 170 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

HUNT, ERIC GEOFFREY  (119119); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK688 AP-W of No 186 Sqn, which came down near Westerfilde im Wald during a raid on the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

JENKINS, WALTER JACK  (162373); age 31 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK688 AP-W of No 186 Sqn, which came down near Westerfilde im Wald during a raid on the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

LOWNDES, GEORGE EDWARD  (1580552); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK688 AP-W of No 186 Sqn, which came down near Westerfilde im Wald during a raid on the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

ROSS, JOHN  (154224); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK688 AP-W of No 186 Sqn, which came down near Westerfilde im Wald during a raid on the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

SPARKE, JAMES ALFRED  (1867038); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK688 AP-W of No 186 Sqn, which came down near Westerfilde im Wald during a raid on the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

STAINTHORPE, HARRISON  (1594910); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK688 AP-W of No 186 Sqn, which came down near Westerfilde im Wald during a raid on the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

WEBLEY, WILLIAM CECIL  (1032389); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK688 AP-W of No 186 Sqn, which came down near Westerfilde im Wald during a raid on the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

YOUNG, ROBERT JOHN  (428488); age 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG307 CA-F of No 189 Sqn, which crashed out of control after flying into cloud near Jarny in France on its return from a raid to Karlsruhe.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

03-Feb

BROOK, GEORGE ELLIOTT  (1593536); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG307 CA-F of No 189 Sqn, which crashed out of control after flying into cloud near Jarny in France on its return from a raid to Karlsruhe.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

03-Feb

LOCKE, GRAHAM EDWARD  (183459); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG307 CA-F of No 189 Sqn, which crashed out of control after flying into cloud near Jarny in France on its return from a raid to Karlsruhe.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

03-Feb

TREADWELL, WILLIAM JOHN  (1576216); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG307 CA-F of No 189 Sqn, which crashed out of control after flying into cloud near Jarny in France on its return from a raid to Karlsruhe.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

03-Feb

WHYTE, JOHN CHAPLIN  (1571971); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG307 CA-F of No 189 Sqn, which crashed out of control after flying into cloud near Jarny in France on its return from a raid to Karlsruhe.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

03-Feb

MILLAR, WILLIAM  (1352101); age 25 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 242 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

03-Feb

STRACHAN, WILLIAM EDWARD  (1551601); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, LL351 of No 297 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames on take off for a bombing sortie following severe vibration.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

03-Feb

BRANSZTED, Jan (P.2721); age 29 PAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME744 BH-P of No 300 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target area during a raid to Wiesbaden.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

03-Feb

JUREWICZ, Feliks (P.705695); age 34 PAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME744 BH-P of No 300 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target area during a raid to Wiesbaden.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

03-Feb

KAPCIUK, Zdzislaw (P.2575); age 24 PAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME744 BH-P of No 300 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target area during a raid to Wiesbaden.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

03-Feb

MODRO, Zygmunt (P.2150); age 29 PAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME744 BH-P of No 300 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target area during a raid to Wiesbaden.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

03-Feb

REDER, Roman (P.704322); age 23 PAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME744 BH-P of No 300 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target area during a raid to Wiesbaden.  He is buried in No known grave

03-Feb

WILK, Bronislaw (P.780026); age 28 PAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME744 BH-P of No 300 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target area during a raid to Wiesbaden.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

03-Feb

KOES, JOHANNES GODERT CASPER  (145139); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 322 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

03-Feb

VAN DE WERVE DE VOR SSELLER, LEON ALFRED  (1424895); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PT549 of No 349 Sqn, which crashed at Gorinchen after hitting trees whilst attacking ground targets.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register

03-Feb

McAFEE, JOHN  (1037806); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB750 VR-N of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Traben-Trabach on its return from a raid to Wiesbaden.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

03-Feb

ENGLISH , PETER FREDERICK  (J/93863); age 27 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB750 VR-N of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Traben-Trabach on its return from a raid to Wiesbaden.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

03-Feb

HODGSON, RICHARD WILLIAM  (J/38227); age 31 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB750 VR-N of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Traben-Trabach on its return from a raid to Wiesbaden.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

03-Feb

MARTIN, BERNHARD WILLIAM  (J/88129); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB750 VR-N of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Traben-Trabach on its return from a raid to Wiesbaden.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

03-Feb

McDONALD, JOHN ALEXANDER FRANCIS  (J/37891); age 29 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB750 VR-N of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Traben-Trabach on its return from a raid to Wiesbaden.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

03-Feb

NISBET, ROBERT ALBERT  (J/95453); age 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB750 VR-N of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Traben-Trabach on its return from a raid to Wiesbaden.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

03-Feb

NEEDHAM, GRAHAM  (1595970); age 32 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP819 OW-B of No 426 Sqn, which crashed near Manston after control was lost as it attempted to go-around for a second approach having suffered flak damage during a raid against an oil refinery at Wanne-Eickel.  He is buried in Scunthorpe (Brumby and Frodingham) Cemetery

03-Feb

ARLOTTE, SIDNEY GEORGE  (J/39017); age 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP819 OW-B of No 426 Sqn, which crashed near Manston after control was lost as it attempted to go-around for a second approach having suffered flak damage during a raid against an oil refinery at Wanne-Eickel.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

03-Feb

BRADLEY, ALLAN GEORGE  (J/93961); age 19 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP819 OW-B of No 426 Sqn, which crashed near Manston after control was lost as it attempted to go-around for a second approach having suffered flak damage during a raid against an oil refinery at Wanne-Eickel.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

03-Feb

CHISAMORE, JOSEPH ALEXANDER  (J/93829); age 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP819 OW-B of No 426 Sqn, which crashed near Manston after control was lost as it attempted to go-around for a second approach having suffered flak damage during a raid against an oil refinery at Wanne-Eickel.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

03-Feb

STYLES, JACK MORRIS  (J/42042); age 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP819 OW-B of No 426 Sqn, which crashed near Manston after control was lost as it attempted to go-around for a second approach having suffered flak damage during a raid against an oil refinery at Wanne-Eickel.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

03-Feb

TALOCKA, JOSEPH PETER  (J/35641); age 26 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP819 OW-B of No 426 Sqn, which crashed near Manston after control was lost as it attempted to go-around for a second approach having suffered flak damage during a raid against an oil refinery at Wanne-Eickel.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

03-Feb

KEATING, JOSEPH ARTHUR  (J/93166); age 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB725 NA-L of No 428 Sqn, which crashed near Longnewton after overshooting runway at Middleton St George on its early return from a raid to Wiesbaden with an engine failure.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

03-Feb

PLAYTER, ROSS ALEXANDER  (J/92187); age 26 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB725 NA-L of No 428 Sqn, which crashed near Longnewton after overshooting runway at Middleton St George on its early return from a raid to Wiesbaden with an engine failure.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

03-Feb

WARRELL, JOHN FRANCIS  (J/38833); age 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, PD497 of No 440 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Bocholt during an attack on gun positions.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

BIRD, NORMAN BRIAN  (431012); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB301 AR-J of No 460 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

BROWN, GORDON SCOTT  (437490); age 25 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB301 AR-J of No 460 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

DUNN, VICTOR  (429652); age 31 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB301 AR-J of No 460 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

WILKINS, FRANK HERBERT  (429034); age 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB301 AR-J of No 460 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

WINSTANLEY, ROGER FRANCIS  (1868423); age 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB301 AR-J of No 460 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

HARDY, RONALD  (429799); age 30 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM685 JI-B2 of No 514 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

WARR, WILLIAM BARCLAY  (1399495); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM685 JI-B2 of No 514 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

DOWNWARD, ALAN QUILLIAM  (J/41672); age 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM685 JI-B2 of No 514 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

FISHER, WARREN JAMES KEATING  (J/41106); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM685 JI-B2 of No 514 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

McWHINNEY, ALBERT RICHARD  (R/7729); age 23 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM685 JI-B2 of No 514 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

MORRISON, ALFRED HECTOR  (J/95454); age 32 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM685 JI-B2 of No 514 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

STEPHENS, DONALD EDWARD  (J/40767); age 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM685 JI-B2 of No 514 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

03-Feb

PRESSLEY, DENNIS ALFRED  (1640545); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress IIA, FL455 Z9-A of No 519 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed near Halsary in Caithness on its return from a weather recce sortie over the Norwegian Sea.  He is buried in Sutton Cemetery

03-Feb

HOLDING, JACK  (1685217); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD221 BQ-R of No 550 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Westerbeek during  a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Oploo (Westerbeek) Roman Catholic Cemetery

03-Feb

HOWSON, WILLIAM JOHNSON  (949392); age 25 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD221 BQ-R of No 550 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Westerbeek during  a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Oploo (Westerbeek) Roman Catholic Cemetery

03-Feb

MOYLE, JAMES FREDERICK  (1806639); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD221 BQ-R of No 550 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Westerbeek during  a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Oploo (Westerbeek) Roman Catholic Cemetery

03-Feb

NYE, ROBERT GEORGE  (188499); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD221 BQ-R of No 550 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Westerbeek during  a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Oploo (Westerbeek) Roman Catholic Cemetery

03-Feb

STUART, CHARLES  (1559208); age 30 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD221 BQ-R of No 550 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Westerbeek during  a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Oploo (Westerbeek) Roman Catholic Cemetery

03-Feb

COOK, WILLIAM HENRY  (K/270515); age 26 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD221 BQ-R of No 550 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Westerbeek during  a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Oploo (Westerbeek) Roman Catholic Cemetery

03-Feb

TAERUM, LORNE CLIFFORD  (R/278581); age 18 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD221 BQ-R of No 550 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Westerbeek during  a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Oploo (Westerbeek) Roman Catholic Cemetery

03-Feb

GROUNDWATER, MELVIN DOUGLAS  (187136); age Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG119 UL-D2 of No 576 Sqn, which came down near Kautenbach in Luxembourg during a raid to Wiesbaden.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

03-Feb

KNIGHTBRIDGE, HENRY JOHN  (1385209); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG119 UL-D2 of No 576 Sqn, which came down near Kautenbach in Luxembourg during a raid to Wiesbaden.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

03-Feb

LESTER, GORDON  (1818761); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG119 UL-D2 of No 576 Sqn, which came down near Kautenbach in Luxembourg during a raid to Wiesbaden.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

03-Feb

O'CONNOR, HENRY JOHN  (154742); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG119 UL-D2 of No 576 Sqn, which came down near Kautenbach in Luxembourg during a raid to Wiesbaden.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

03-Feb

PORTER, HERBERT WALTER  (1685119); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG119 UL-D2 of No 576 Sqn, which came down near Kautenbach in Luxembourg during a raid to Wiesbaden.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

03-Feb

SOWERBUTTS, RICHARD CHRISTOPHER  (179187); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG119 UL-D2 of No 576 Sqn, which came down near Kautenbach in Luxembourg during a raid to Wiesbaden.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

03-Feb

STREATFIELD, RONALD ERNEST  (1809414); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG119 UL-D2 of No 576 Sqn, which came down near Kautenbach in Luxembourg during a raid to Wiesbaden.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

03-Feb

RICHES, VERNON JOWETT  (1137289); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 659 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Mierlo War Cemetery

03-Feb

BERG, R A DFC and Bar (); age 

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PV181 of No 132 Wing, which was shot down whilst attacking an enemy airfield by flak.  

03-Feb

HALL, STANLEY ARTHUR  (1623632); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN838 of No 14 OTU, which dived into the ground near Flore in Northamptonshire on a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Costock (St Giles) Churchyard Extension

03-Feb

HENDERSON, JOHN  (164059); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN838 of No 14 OTU, which dived into the ground near Flore in Northamptonshire on a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in South Shields (Harton) Cemetery

03-Feb

MARTIN, CLIFFORD STANLEY  (1861750); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN838 of No 14 OTU, which dived into the ground near Flore in Northamptonshire on a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Romford Cemetery

03-Feb

McKAY, DENIS  (150574); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN838 of No 14 OTU, which dived into the ground near Flore in Northamptonshire on a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery

03-Feb

PHILLIPS, ALBERT LEONARD  (1376114); age 30 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN838 of No 14 OTU, which dived into the ground near Flore in Northamptonshire on a night navigation exercise.  He was cremated at Enfield Crematorium

03-Feb

RILEY, PATRICK JOSEPH  (1894783); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN838 of No 14 OTU, which dived into the ground near Flore in Northamptonshire on a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Barking (Rippleside) Cemetery

03-Feb

SORRELL, RONALD FRANK  (2247417); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN838 of No 14 OTU, which dived into the ground near Flore in Northamptonshire on a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in or was cremated at Islington Cemetery and Crematorium

03-Feb

WHITNEY, WINSTON CARL  (R/96091); age 22 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, PZ805 of No 1402 Flt, which failed to return from a meteorological recce flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-Feb

MAITLAND, THOMAS  (1051577); age 31 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 151 MU 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

03-Feb

MACINTOSH, CHARLES THOMAS HENRY  (J/13015); age 26 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP382 of No 55  OTU, which crashed near Chepstow whilst carrying out a dive bombing practice.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

03-Feb

HESKETH, JESS  (1534931); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HX967 of No 60 OTU, which ditched off the Caernarvon coast.  He is buried in Ashton-under-Lyne (Hurst) Cemetery

03-Feb

POOLE, FREDERICK ALBERT  (1615650); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HX967 of No 60 OTU, which ditched off the Caernarvon coast.  He is buried in Woodgrange Park Cemetery, East Ham.

03-Feb

BEAZER, HERBERT WILLIAM  (1276054); age 31 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and was found dead from lysol poisoning in Brunswick Square, Gloucester, possibly following a domestic incident with his wife.  He is buried in Gloucester Old Cemetery.

03-Feb

WAGSTAFFE, MARJORY CONSTANCE  (449104); age 23 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 Surrey N E.  She is buried in Cardiff (Cathys) Cemetery

03-Feb

SMITH, ALEXANDER (1020713); age  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 Thirsk.  He is buried in Cardiff (Cathys) Cemetery.

04-Feb

LANGHAM, KEITH OSWALD  (432823); age 20 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME316 PH-V of No 12 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Feb

WALTERS, JOHN LLEWELLYN  (426931); age 23 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME316 PH-V of No 12 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Feb

BLYTH, WILLIAM  (1250558); age 32 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME316 PH-V of No 12 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Feb

BOULDING, HARRY  (1686053); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME316 PH-V of No 12 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Feb

BUTLER, CYRIL  (1596394); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME316 PH-V of No 12 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Feb

GIBB, JAMES MOFFAT  (1825597); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME316 PH-V of No 12 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Feb

HARRIS, STANLEY ROY  (1256507); age 30 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME316 PH-V of No 12 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a benzol plant at Bottrop.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Feb

BUTLER, CECIL ARTHUR  (1868746); age 32 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME334 TL-Q of No 35 Sqn, which came down at Bonn-Beuel during a raid to Bonn.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

04-Feb

COULTON, HARRY  (152725); age 26 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME334 TL-Q of No 35 Sqn, which came down at Bonn-Beuel during a raid to Bonn.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

04-Feb

HADLAND, DOUGLAS FARRANT  (1616720); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME334 TL-Q of No 35 Sqn, which came down at Bonn-Beuel during a raid to Bonn.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

04-Feb

JENKINS, ROY MAURICE  (1394968); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME334 TL-Q of No 35 Sqn, which came down at Bonn-Beuel during a raid to Bonn.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

04-Feb

JOHNSON, ALLAN EDWARD  (61984); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME334 TL-Q of No 35 Sqn, which came down at Bonn-Beuel during a raid to Bonn.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

04-Feb

NEALE, RAYMOND  (1100968); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME334 TL-Q of No 35 Sqn, which came down at Bonn-Beuel during a raid to Bonn.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

04-Feb

THOMAS, GERALD BASIL  (1549455); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME334 TL-Q of No 35 Sqn, which came down at Bonn-Beuel during a raid to Bonn.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

04-Feb

HICKEY, JOHN NOEL  (55537); age 25 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, ME993 of No 40 Sqn, which flew into the side of a mountain near Aprecina during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

04-Feb

DENNIS, KENNETH VICTOR  (1805853); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, ME993 of No 40 Sqn, which flew into the side of a mountain near Aprecina during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

04-Feb

HOLT, PETER MITCHELL  (1520924); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, ME993 of No 40 Sqn, which flew into the side of a mountain near Aprecina during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

04-Feb

JONES, CLIFFORD HENRY  (1583952); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, ME993 of No 40 Sqn, which flew into the side of a mountain near Aprecina during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

04-Feb

LLOYD, ALBERT CYRIL  (1230786); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, ME993 of No 40 Sqn, which flew into the side of a mountain near Aprecina during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

04-Feb

BURTON, RALPH CHARLES  (1584576); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MF371 of No 40 Sqn, which flew into a mountain returning from a supply dropping sortie to Lannincenfro.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

04-Feb

MULPETER, EDWARD  (1822090); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MF371 of No 40 Sqn, which flew into a mountain returning from a supply dropping sortie to Lannincenfro.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

04-Feb

PURDON, JOHN  (1821679); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MF371 of No 40 Sqn, which flew into a mountain returning from a supply dropping sortie to Lannincenfro.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

04-Feb

SUNDERLAND, COLIN  (1621916); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, MF371 of No 40 Sqn, which flew into a mountain returning from a supply dropping sortie to Lannincenfro.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

04-Feb

BLAIN, DAVID THOMPSON  (55404); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP559 of No 40 Sqn, which flew into the side of a mountain near Aprecina during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

04-Feb

MacLEOD, ALAN  (1583970); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP559 of No 40 Sqn, which flew into the side of a mountain near Aprecina during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

04-Feb

STOTT, DANIEL  (1568613); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP559 of No 40 Sqn, which flew into the side of a mountain near Aprecina during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

04-Feb

WELLMAN, CECIL FRANK  (150476); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP559 of No 40 Sqn, which flew into the side of a mountain near Aprecina during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

04-Feb

HAMILTON, ERNEST WALTER  (591143); age 24 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC743 of No 69 Sqn, which crashed into a B17 at Melsbroek after swinging on take off.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

04-Feb

BROOKSON, VICTOR JAMES WILLIAM  (1338159); age 34 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC743 of No 69 Sqn, which crashed into a B17 at Melsbroek after swinging on take off.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

04-Feb

CHAPPELL, BOYCE HERBERT  (1299294); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP549 of No 104 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Lake Lesina as it descended through cloud on its return from a supply dropping sortie to Yugoslavia.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

04-Feb

DAYNES, NORMAN ROBERT  (1803246); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP549 of No 104 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Lake Lesina as it descended through cloud on its return from a supply dropping sortie to Yugoslavia.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

04-Feb

SCOTT, ANDREW MARK  (1880756); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP549 of No 104 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Lake Lesina as it descended through cloud on its return from a supply dropping sortie to Yugoslavia.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

04-Feb

SMITH, LAURENCE  (1622785); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP549 of No 104 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Lake Lesina as it descended through cloud on its return from a supply dropping sortie to Yugoslavia.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

04-Feb

WOODARD, HAROLD RAMSAY  (1873403); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP549 of No 104 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Lake Lesina as it descended through cloud on its return from a supply dropping sortie to Yugoslavia.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

04-Feb

WOOD, JAMES KNOX  (410777); age 23 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, MM199 of No 128 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Ronnenberg during a raid to Hannover.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

04-Feb

POOLE, RAYMOND  (162285); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, MM199 M5-Q of No 128 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Ronnenberg during a raid to Hannover.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

04-Feb

CHALMERS, WILLIAM  (1343313); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was allegedly serving with No 214 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

04-Feb

STRATTAN, ROBERT MACAULAY MORRISON  (164791); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ235 'M' of No 418 Sqn, which failed to return from a night patrol in the Osnabruck area.  He is buried in Winterswijk Cemetery

04-Feb

EWASCHUK, MIKE  (J/20992); age 24 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ235 'M' of No 418 Sqn, which failed to return from a night patrol in the Osnabruck area.  He is buried in Winterswijk Cemetery

04-Feb

EDMONDS, LESLIE FREDERICK  (182690); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB787 VR-M of No 419 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, PA219 of No 433 Sqn near Vielsalm during a raid to Bonn.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

04-Feb

BARLOW, JOHN PRESTON  (J/16953); age 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB787 VR-M of No 419 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, PA219 of No 433 Sqn near Vielsalm during a raid to Bonn.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

04-Feb

BUCHANAN, DOUGLASS JOHN ALEXANDER  (J/17456); age 24 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB787 VR-M of No 419 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, PA219 of No 433 Sqn near Vielsalm during a raid to Bonn.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

04-Feb

GIBBS, JACK ARTHUR  (J/17248); age 29 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB787 VR-M of No 419 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, PA219 of No 433 Sqn near Vielsalm during a raid to Bonn.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

04-Feb

KEARNS, WILLIAM ROBERT  (J/16490); age 24 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB787 VR-M of No 419 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, PA219 of No 433 Sqn near Vielsalm during a raid to Bonn.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

04-Feb

SPENCE, DONALD WILLIAM  (J/39399); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB787 VR-M of No 419 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, PA219 of No 433 Sqn near Vielsalm during a raid to Bonn.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

04-Feb

SIMS, LESLIE JOHN  (3011705); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA219 BM-M of No 433 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, KB787 of No 419 Sqn near Vielsalm during a raid to Bonn.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

04-Feb

HOWALD, CARL HERBERT  (J/37847); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA219 BM-M of No 433 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, KB787 of No 419 Sqn near Vielsalm during a raid to Bonn.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

04-Feb

HURST, NEIL ARBUTHNOT  (J/89092); age 24 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA219 BM-M of No 433 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, KB787 of No 419 Sqn near Vielsalm during a raid to Bonn.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

04-Feb

MARA, NEIL DUNCAN  (J/16120); age 24 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA219 BM-M of No 433 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, KB787 of No 419 Sqn near Vielsalm during a raid to Bonn.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

04-Feb

MELBOURNE, WILFRED LAURIER  (J/29614); age 28 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA219 BM-M of No 433 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, KB787 of No 419 Sqn near Vielsalm during a raid to Bonn.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

04-Feb

SHEERAN, BRIAN TERENCE  (J/95490); age 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA219 BM-M of No 433 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, KB787 of No 419 Sqn near Vielsalm during a raid to Bonn.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

04-Feb

TYRRELL, ARNOLD JEFFERS  (J/ 37832); age 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA219 BM-M of No 433 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, KB787 of No 419 Sqn near Vielsalm during a raid to Bonn.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

04-Feb

WHITTON, WILLIAM GEORGE  (J/ 88009); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA219 BM-M of No 433 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, KB787 of No 419 Sqn near Vielsalm during a raid to Bonn.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

04-Feb

MOUNTFORD, OSWALD DFC (422628); age 21 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ452 of No 464 Sqn, which crashed into high ground on its return form an attack on targets behind the battlefront, the weather at the time was very poor.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

04-Feb

WICKY, EDWARD GEORGE DFC (422783); age 22 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ452 of No 464 Sqn, which crashed into high ground on its return form an attack on targets behind the battlefront, the weather at the time was very poor.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

04-Feb

HODGSON, JOHN JAMES  (1090071); age 35 RAFVR

LAC

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

04-Feb

EVANS, FREDERICK HOPKIN SMITH  (1208138); age 38 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 1 BPO Unit at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

04-Feb

JACKSON, DEREK  (160940); age 20 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito III, LR529 of No 16 OTU, which crashed on take off following an engine failure.  He is buried in Whitley Bay (Hartley South) Cemetery

04-Feb

LEES, ALEXANDER STEPHEN  (55270); age 24 RAF

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Oxford I, HN854 of No 18 (P) AFU, which crashed at Church Lawford after hitting trees on an overshoot at night.  He is buried in Rugby (Whinfield) Cemetery

04-Feb

LYONS, ALBERT WILLIAM JOHN  (150187); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Oxford I, HN854 of No 18 (P) AFU, which crashed at Church Lawford after hitting trees on an overshoot at night.  He is buried in Leeds (Lawns Wood) Cemetery

04-Feb

ASHLIN, BENJAMIN  (537890); age Unknown RAF

Cpl

He had been serving at AHQ FE when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Sandakan in Borneo.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

04-Feb

WILLIAMS, PERCY CHARLES  (1324676); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Melton Mowbray at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles

04-Feb

AUSTIN, KENNETH  (2205748); age 20 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 Birmingham.  He is buried in Northfield (St Laurence) Churchyard Extension

04-Feb

PARTON, GILBERT HENRY  (1832027); age 29 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving at RAF Bridgnorth or was a patient in the RAF hospital there at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery.

04-Feb

JACKSON, FRANCIS GEORGE  (1170704); age 27 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 Bristol.  He is buried in Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery

04-Feb

GORDON, EDWARD JAMES  (328906); age 42 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 New Forest.  He is buried in Eling (St Mary) Churchyard Extension

04-Feb

HARRISON, WILLIAM  (1877876); age 44 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 Oxford.  He is buried in Bradford (Tong) Cemetery

04-Feb

RYLANDS, JOSEPH CBE (); age 59 RAF

A/Cdre

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 Uxbridge, his death being registered in Uxbridge.  He is buried in Watford North Cemetery

04-Feb

WOOD, EDWARD GEORGE  (1463722); age 39 RAFVR

LAC

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 Uxbridge, his death being registered in Sleaford.  He is buried in Edmonton Cemetery, Middlesex

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