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Casualties - 5 - 7 February 1945


05-Feb

BEAVIS, VICTOR FREDERICK  (640149); age 25 RAFVR

Cpl

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

05-Feb

HODGES, THOMAS  (1087945); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 211 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Sandakan.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

05-Feb

BEDFORD, HARRY  (1055540); age 30 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 5021 (Airfield Construction) Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery

05-Feb

CLAVERY, ROBERT BOYD  (1478164); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

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 Lubuan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

05-Feb

DOWDING, LESLIE THOMAS MAGSON  (1262928); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP351 of No 105 (T) OTU, which dived into the sea off Kilberryhear in Argyle whilst flying in cloud.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

LEEMING, RONALD MOXON  (169059); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP351 of No 105 (T) OTU, which dived into the sea off Kilberryhear in Argyle whilst flying in cloud.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

MORGAN, FRANCIS EDWARD  (1516395); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP351 of No 105 (T) OTU, which dived into the sea off Kilberryhear in Argyle whilst flying in cloud.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

PARKER, VICTOR CRAWFORD  (179593); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 12 FU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Cagliari (St Michele) Communal Cemetery

05-Feb

HARRIS, PETER WILLIAM  (1582570); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, ME978 'J' of No 14 OTU, which was abandoned after becoming iced up but he did not survive.  He is buried in Kirk Sandall (St Oswald) Churchyard

05-Feb

KEAST, DIXON ROSS  (436038); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME440 of No 1654 HCU, which was lost without a trace on a cross-country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

BULGER, ALAN PATRICK  (1796164); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME440 of No 1654 HCU, which was lost without a trace on a cross-country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

BURNS, WILLIAM  (3022679); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME440 of No 1654 HCU, which was lost without a trace on a cross-country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

CLARK, WILLIAM ANDREW ALCWYN  (619362); age 29 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME440 of No 1654 HCU, which was lost without a trace on a cross-country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

GLATT, COLEMAN  (1334205); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME440 of No 1654 HCU, which was lost without a trace on a cross-country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

MOORE, MAURICE  (1685692); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME440 of No 1654 HCU, which was lost without a trace on a cross-country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

SHABOE, FREDERICK GEORGE ARTHUR  (1586237); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME440 of No 1654 HCU, which was lost without a trace on a cross-country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

BYRNE, FRANCIS DERMOT  (1123766); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME440 of No 1654 HCU, which was lost without a trace on a cross-country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Feb

WEST, IAN ALBERT  (427274); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB570 of No 1669 HCU, which was lost without a trace on a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

CLAPTON, GERALD FREDERICK ARTHUR  (1605772); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB570 of No 1669 HCU, which was lost without a trace on a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

DRAWBRIDGE, HENRY WILLIAM NEVIL  (1804021); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB570 of No 1669 HCU, which was lost without a trace on a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

HOLMES, ROY  (1676657); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB570 of No 1669 HCU, which was lost without a trace on a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

KEELING, ERIC DURHAM  (1899507); age 39 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB570 of No 1669 HCU, which was lost without a trace on a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

TANNEN, LESLIE MARCUS  (1891873); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB570 of No 1669 HCU, which was lost without a trace on a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

VOLLER, PETER HADRIAN  (3025347); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB570 of No 1669 HCU, which was lost without a trace on a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

MAGILL, JAMES  (1671971); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 1672 HCU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

05-Feb

POSSE, FREDERICK GEORGE  (1330153); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was serving with No 1672 HCU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

05-Feb

SAMPSON, FREDERICK SIDNEY  (620977); age 24 RAF

LAC

He had been serving at Singapore 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

05-Feb

ROLFE, LILIAN VERNA  (9907); age Unknown WAAF

SO

She was serving with SOE and operated in France from April 1944 until being arrested on 31 July. Following interrogation and torture in Fresnes prison in Paris until August 1944 she was shipped to Ravensbrück concentration camp, where she was eventually executed after becoming too ill to walk.  She is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Feb

LIGHTFOOT, JAMES  (999520); age 31 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died suddenly in the RAF Hospital at Ely.  He is buried in Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery.

05-Feb

BURDON, JAMES MACGILLIVRAY  (1807314); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Kings Lynn.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

05-Feb

BYATT, HAROLD  (1188532); age 32 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 Newcastle under Lyme.  He is buried in Newcastle-under-Lyme (Silverdale) Cemetery

05-Feb

FIELD, JOHN BENJAMIN  (1803339); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP351 of No 105 (T) OTU, which dived into the sea off Kilberryhear in Argyle whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery.

05-Feb

MITCHELL, ROBERT MCGREGOR  (1123808); 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 Scotland?.  He is buried in St Andrews Western Cemetery

06-Feb

SMITH, NORMAN ALFRED  (1578116); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 45 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery

06-Feb

MATHIAS, JOHN LAWRENCE  (1813298); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM157 WP-C of No 90 Sqn, which crashed in a force landing at Chippenham in Cambridgeshire following an engine failure during an air test.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard

06-Feb

RICHARDS, STEPHEN EDDY  (415550); age 22 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, HD380 of No 98 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on a railway bridge at Deventer, Holland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

LOCKE, HARRY CLIFFORD  (3011540); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, HD380 of No 98 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on a railway bridge at Deventer, Holland.  He is buried in Deventer (Raalterweg) General Cemetery

06-Feb

QUICK, JOHN ANIHONY  (1603128); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, HD380 of No 98 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on a railway bridge at Deventer, Holland.  He is buried in Deventer (Raalterweg) General Cemetery

06-Feb

WARD, JACK  (2222501); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, HD380 of No 98 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on a railway bridge at Deventer, Holland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

CRAWFORD, DAVID ROBERT  (115637); age 24 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He died from wounds in captivity sustained whilst flying in Typhoon IB, PD561 of No 181 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Wietzen.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

06-Feb

DAVIS, BASIL OWEN  (162484); age 32 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, MM115 8K-X of No 571 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

LEGGE, KENNETH CHARLES SEYMOUR  (144177); age 31 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, MM115 8K-X of No 571 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

BARSBY, EDGAR ALAN  (434121); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG630 of No 575 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Folkington in Suffolk in bad weather whilst transporting personnel of No 140 Wing from the UK to the continent.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

06-Feb

OLEINIKOFF, PETER MATTHEW  (425544); age 34 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG630 of No 575 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Folkington in Suffolk in bad weather whilst transporting personnel of No 140 Wing from the UK to the continent.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

06-Feb

BROCK, RONALD ARTHUR  (R/218221); age 21 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG630 of No 575 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Folkington in Suffolk in bad weather whilst transporting personnel of No 140 Wing from the UK to the continent.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

06-Feb

FORSETH, KENNETH GILBERT  (J/42721); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG630 of No 575 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Folkington in Suffolk in bad weather whilst transporting personnel of No 140 Wing from the UK to the continent.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

06-Feb

SMITH, SYDNEY MACKENZIE  (R/167365); age Unknown RCAF

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG630 of No 575 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Folkington in Suffolk in bad weather whilst transporting personnel of No 140 Wing from the UK to the continent.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

06-Feb

COOPER, DAVID  (641383); age 24 RAF

Cpl

A member of No 140 Wing, he was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG630 of No 575, which flew into high ground near Folkington in Suffolk in bad weather whilst transporting personnel of No 140 Wing from the UK to the continent.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

06-Feb

RATTRAY, COLIN ALEXANDER  (189155); age 22 RAF

Plt Off

A member of No 140 Wing, he was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG630 of No 575, which flew into high ground near Folkington in Suffolk in bad weather whilst transporting personnel of No 140 Wing from the UK to the continent.  He is buried in Forfar Cemetery

06-Feb

BAINBRIDGE, FRANK  (1045758); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

A member of No 140 Wing, he was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG630 of No 575, which flew into high ground near Folkington in Suffolk in bad weather whilst transporting personnel of No 140 Wing from the UK to the continent.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

06-Feb

BALDRY, RONALD GRAYHAM  (1724979); age 21 RAFVR

LAC

A member of No 140 Wing, he was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG630 of No 575, which flew into high ground near Folkington in Suffolk in bad weather whilst transporting personnel of No 140 Wing from the UK to the continent.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

06-Feb

BAMBER, SAMUEL ARTHUR  (1019395); age 30 RAFVR

LAC

A member of No 140 Wing, he was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG630 of No 575, which flew into high ground near Folkington in Suffolk in bad weather whilst transporting personnel of No 140 Wing from the UK to the continent.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

06-Feb

CHADD, EDWIN BRUCE  (1194880); age 38 RAFVR

Cpl

A member of No 140 Wing, he was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG630 of No 575, which flew into high ground near Folkington in Suffolk in bad weather whilst transporting personnel of No 140 Wing from the UK to the continent.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

06-Feb

CURTIS, EDWARD WILLIAM  (158453); age 40 RAFVR

Fg Off

A member of No 140 Wing, he was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG630 of No 575, which flew into high ground near Folkington in Suffolk in bad weather whilst transporting personnel of No 140 Wing from the UK to the continent.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

06-Feb

DAVIES, WILLIAM DANIEL  (1470528); age 44 RAFVR

LAC

A member of No 140 Wing, he was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG630 of No 575, which flew into high ground near Folkington in Suffolk in bad weather whilst transporting personnel of No 140 Wing from the UK to the continent.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

06-Feb

FLOODY, THOMAS HENRY  (1542307); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

A member of No 140 Wing, he was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG630 of No 575, which flew into high ground near Folkington in Suffolk in bad weather whilst transporting personnel of No 140 Wing from the UK to the continent.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

06-Feb

GIBSON, COLIN  (1515987); age 21 RAFVR

Cpl

A member of No 140 Wing, he was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG630 of No 575, which flew into high ground near Folkington in Suffolk in bad weather whilst transporting personnel of No 140 Wing from the UK to the continent.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

06-Feb

LEE, GERALD ERNEST NELSON RONALD  (1258189); age 33 RAFVR

Cpl

A member of No 140 Wing, he was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG630 of No 575, which flew into high ground near Folkington in Suffolk in bad weather whilst transporting personnel of No 140 Wing from the UK to the continent.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

06-Feb

NEALE, JACK  (1880131); age 35 RAFVR

LAC

A member of No 140 Wing, he was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG630 of No 575, which flew into high ground near Folkington in Suffolk in bad weather whilst transporting personnel of No 140 Wing from the UK to the continent.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

06-Feb

NERDEN, WOOLF  (1440455); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

A member of No 140 Wing, he was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG630 of No 575, which flew into high ground near Folkington in Suffolk in bad weather whilst transporting personnel of No 140 Wing from the UK to the continent.  He is buried in East Ham (Marlow Road) Jewish Cemetery

06-Feb

SMITH, ROBERT  (1531489); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

A member of No 140 Wing, he was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG630 of No 575, which flew into high ground near Folkington in Suffolk in bad weather whilst transporting personnel of No 140 Wing from the UK to the continent.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

06-Feb

STEVENS, GEORGE  (1435018); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

A member of No 140 Wing, he was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG630 of No 575, which flew into high ground near Folkington in Suffolk in bad weather whilst transporting personnel of No 140 Wing from the UK to the continent.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

06-Feb

WILKES, ALBERT EDWARD DOWLER  (1577928); age 35 RAFVR

LAC

A member of No 140 Wing, he was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG630 of No 575, which flew into high ground near Folkington in Suffolk in bad weather whilst transporting personnel of No 140 Wing from the UK to the continent.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

06-Feb

WILSON, GEORGE  (1480091); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

A member of No 140 Wing, he was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG630 of No 575, which flew into high ground near Folkington in Suffolk in bad weather whilst transporting personnel of No 140 Wing from the UK to the continent.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

06-Feb

BLAIR, WILLIAM GEORGE  (411154); age 23 RNZAF

Cpl

A member of No 140 Wing, he was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG630 of No 575, which flew into high ground near Folkington in Suffolk in bad weather whilst transporting personnel of No 140 Wing from the UK to the continent.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

06-Feb

FRENCH, GEORGE HERBERT  (1232139); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was serving with No 776 Sqn FAA, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Hull Western Cemetery

06-Feb

SCOTT, PERCY EDWIN  (1208142); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

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

06-Feb

LAWRENCE, ERIC GEOFFREY  (1276938); age 38 RAFVR

AC1

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

06-Feb

EVANS, DAVID HENRY ROBERT  (427898); age 24 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, NE132 of No 1653 HCU, which broke up as it dived out of cloud having become iced up over Snowdonia.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

MOON, MAXWELL WALTER  (429096); age 24 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, NE132 of No 1653 HCU, which broke up as it dived out of cloud having become iced up over Snowdonia.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

06-Feb

HODGE, GEORGE EDWARD WILLIAM  (516781); age 29 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, NE132 of No 1653 HCU, which broke up as it dived out of cloud having become iced up over Snowdonia.  He is buried in Aylesford Cemetery

06-Feb

GASH, ARTHUR DAVID  (1449054); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, NE132 of No 1653 HCU, which broke up as it dived out of cloud having become iced up over Snowdonia.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

NIELSEN, HAROLD  (2235169); age 32 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, NE132 of No 1653 HCU, which broke up as it dived out of cloud having become iced up over Snowdonia.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

06-Feb

OLIFF, ALFRED ERNEST  (1893257); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, NE132 of No 1653 HCU, which broke up as it dived out of cloud having become iced up over Snowdonia.  He is buried in Cranham (All Saints) Churchyard

06-Feb

SOUDEN, CHARLES WILLIAM  (1583954); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, NE132 of No 1653 HCU, which broke up as it dived out of cloud having become iced up over Snowdonia.  He is buried in Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery

06-Feb

BARRETT, LAYTON CHALLANDER  (428116); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM175 of No 1656 HCU, which was lost without a trace during a night cross-country.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

PLANTE, ROBERT ERSKINE  (8651); age 31 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM175 of No 1656 HCU, which was lost without a trace during a night cross-country.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

MACFARLANE, ALISTAIR GEORGE ROSS  (1894129); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM175 of No 1656 HCU, which was lost without a trace during a night cross-country.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

MACKIE, JOHN  (1571947); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM175 of No 1656 HCU, which was lost without a trace during a night cross-country.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

RALPH, JACK EDWARD  (1867776); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM175 of No 1656 HCU, which was lost without a trace during a night cross-country.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

SIDE, RONALD HAROLD HOWARD  (1629469); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM175 of No 1656 HCU, which was lost without a trace during a night cross-country.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

SMAILS, ERIC  (2219167); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM175 of No 1656 HCU, which was lost without a trace during a night cross-country.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

06-Feb

EVANS, DAVID WILLIAM  (1819055); age 26 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 1675 HCU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery

06-Feb

ADAMS, BRIAN  (159390); age 31 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 21 SFTS at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery

06-Feb

RITCHIE, JOHN BODDIE  (1570468); age 25 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving with No 21 SFTS at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery

06-Feb

GERNER, CHRISTIAN HENRY  (433206); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Proctor III, LZ595 of No 4 Radio School, which crashed at Croesau Bach, Mynydd Myfyr, near Oswestry.  The French WOp was also killed.  He is buried in Blyth (Cowpen) Cemetery.

06-Feb

HIRSZ, Zdzislaw (P.1376); age 30 PAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN271  of No 45 Grp, which was lost without trace between Bluie-West 1 and Reykjavik during a ferry flight.  

06-Feb

GREGORY, WILLIAM ROY  (1600841); age 22 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN271 of No 45 Grp, which was lost without trace between Bluie-West 1 and Reykjavik during a ferry flight.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

06-Feb

CLARKE, HERBERT BOND  (138020); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN271 of No 45 Grp, which was lost without trace between Bluie-West 1 and Reykjavik during a ferry flight.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

06-Feb

WASHER, DENNIS  (182977); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN271 of No 45 Grp, which was lost without trace between Bluie-West 1 and Reykjavik during a ferry flight.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

06-Feb

GRACE, ARTHUR CHARLES ALFRED  (961898); age 28 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KL386 of No 45 Grp, which crashed into the sea on take-off from Kindley Field, Bermuda on a delivery flight to the Middle East.  He is buried in Bermuda Royal Naval Cemetery

06-Feb

McLEOD, D G  (206883 V); age 24 SAAF

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MK454 of No 5 RFU, which crashed near Lake Trasimeno whilst flying in mist.  He is buried in Assisi War Cemetery

06-Feb

WALL, DENNIS ALAN  (1485040); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 72 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

06-Feb

BARBER, DONALD FRANCIS  (1216829); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Anson I, NK499 of No 83 GSU, which dived into the ground near Marsham's Farm in Sussex following a double engine failure at low level.  He is buried in Oundle Cemetery

06-Feb

COLEMAN, JOHN ARTHUR  (1600603); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Anson I, NK499 of No 83 GSU, which dived into the ground near Marsham's Farm in Sussex following a double engine failure at low level.  He is buried in Oundle Cemetery

06-Feb

TAYLOR, HAROLD  (1535547); age 34 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 Darwen.  He is buried in Accrington Cemetery

06-Feb

DAVIS, PERCIVAL ALBERT  (1649594); age 42 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving at RAF Bircham Newton and was killed in a shooting accident in the station armoury.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

06-Feb

BURLISON, JAMES RICHARD  (1864014); age 48 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 Romford.  He is buried in South Shoebury (St Andrew) Churchyard

06-Feb

SHAW, DOROTHY  (5994); age 26 WAAF

SO

She was serving at the CGS at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Rowley Regis.  She was cremated at Birmingham (Perry Bar) Crematorium.

07-Feb

FRYER, JOHN LIONEL  (2218389); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF925 PH-T of No 12 Sqn, which came down at Nistelrode during a raid to Kleve.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

07-Feb

PHILLIPS, DENNIS HAROLD  (1583109); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF925 PH-T of No 12 Sqn, which came down at Nistelrode during a raid to Kleve.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

07-Feb

COLLINS, JAMES THOMAS  (J/39957); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF925 PH-T of No 12 Sqn, which came down at Nistelrode during a raid to Kleve.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

07-Feb

MacMILLAN, HUBERT JOSEPH  (J/39387); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF925 PH-T of No 12 Sqn, which came down at Nistelrode during a raid to Kleve.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

07-Feb

SOMERVILLE, JOHN HOGARTH  (J/10995); age Unknown RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF925 PH-T of No 12 Sqn, which came down at Nistelrode during a raid to Kleve.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

07-Feb

WILSON, WILFRED CHARLES  (J/94667); age 19 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF925 PH-T of No 12 Sqn, which came down at Nistelrode during a raid to Kleve.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

07-Feb

WOOD, GEORGE ARTHUR  (J/94668); age 19 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF925 PH-T of No 12 Sqn, which came down at Nistelrode during a raid to Kleve.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

07-Feb

BROOKS, WILLIAM BOOTH  (134120); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, KH488 of No 64 Sqn, which crashed near Wanne-Eickel following oxygen problems on Ramrod 1454.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Feb

CROLL, ALEXANDER HARVEY  (1570260); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ689 KN-Z of No 77 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, NP973 of No 158 Sqn near Winnekendonk during a raid on enemy troop and MT concentrations in the Goch area.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

07-Feb

FORBES, WALTER  (1513573); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ689 KN-Z of No 77 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, NP973 of No 158 Sqn near Winnekendonk during a raid on enemy troop and MT concentrations in the Goch area.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

07-Feb

FOSTER, CHARLES EDWARD  (952987); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ689 KN-Z of No 77 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, NP973 of No 158 Sqn near Winnekendonk during a raid on enemy troop and MT concentrations in the Goch area.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

07-Feb

KEAL, WALTER BERNARD  (1897002); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ689 KN-Z of No 77 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, NP973 of No 158 Sqn near Winnekendonk during a raid on enemy troop and MT concentrations in the Goch area.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

07-Feb

MUGGERIDGE, DERRICK WILLIAM  (1390409); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ689 KN-Z of No 77 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, NP973 of No 158 Sqn near Winnekendonk during a raid on enemy troop and MT concentrations in the Goch area.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

07-Feb

STEWART, JOHN  (746477); age 28 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ689 KN-Z of No 77 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, NP973 of No 158 Sqn near Winnekendonk during a raid on enemy troop and MT concentrations in the Goch area.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

07-Feb

TAYLOR, MALCOLM ERNEST  (1818668); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ689 KN-Z of No 77 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, NP973 of No 158 Sqn near Winnekendonk during a raid on enemy troop and MT concentrations in the Goch area.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

07-Feb

WRIGHT, HARRY  (195518); age Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ689 KN-Z of No 77 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, NP973 of No 158 Sqn near Winnekendonk during a raid on enemy troop and MT concentrations in the Goch area.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

07-Feb

GALLAGHER, JOHN  (1592676); age 39 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW142 DY-N of No 102 Sqn, which came down near Hamme Mille during a raid on enemy troop and MT concentrations in the Goch area.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

07-Feb

HEWITT, PETER DERRICK  (1864292); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW142 DY-N of No 102 Sqn, which came down near Hamme Mille during a raid on enemy troop and MT concentrations in the Goch area.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

07-Feb

JAMES, BERNARD REES  (154377); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW142 DY-N of No 102 Sqn, which came down near Hamme Mille during a raid on enemy troop and MT concentrations in the Goch area.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

07-Feb

LENNON, JAMES MILLER  (1826768); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW142 DY-N of No 102 Sqn, which came down near Hamme Mille during a raid on enemy troop and MT concentrations in the Goch area.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

07-Feb

RUSSELL, WILFRED WOOD  (162051); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW142 DY-N of No 102 Sqn, which came down near Hamme Mille during a raid on enemy troop and MT concentrations in the Goch area.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

07-Feb

SCOTT, WALTER BONNYMAN  (1050587); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW142 DY-N of No 102 Sqn, which came down near Hamme Mille during a raid on enemy troop and MT concentrations in the Goch area.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

07-Feb

SMALLWOODS, RONALD WILLIAM  (170228); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW142 DY-N of No 102 Sqn, which came down near Hamme Mille during a raid on enemy troop and MT concentrations in the Goch area.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

07-Feb

ELLIOTT, FRANK BURTON  (419900); age 22 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, FX989 of No 122 Sqn, which exploded in the air during Ramrod 1454.  He is buried in Kortrijk (St Jan) Communal Cemetery

07-Feb

LUFFMAN, WILLIAM JOHN  (1317567); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, FZ182 'A' of No 126 Sqn, which came down near Lokeren in bad weather during Ramrod 1454.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery

07-Feb

BATES, PETER ANTHONY  (111258); age 23 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ348 TW-J of No 141 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Hollage during a bomber support sortie.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

07-Feb

CADMAN, WILLIAM GUY  (179139); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ348 TW-J of No 141 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Hollage during a bomber support sortie.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

07-Feb

BEISIEGEL, DONOVAN JOHN  (542354V); age 21 SAAF

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, MT565 of No 145 Sqn, which collided with MT686 near Cesena during an air-to-air combat practice.  He is buried in Cesena War Cemetery

07-Feb

HAMER, JOHN EDWARD  (158751); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, MT686 of No 145 Sqn, which collided with MT565 near Cesena during an air-to-air combat practice.  He is buried in Cesena War Cemetery

07-Feb

BEESON, JOHN LESLIE  (427427); age 26 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NP973 NP-Q of No 158 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, MZ689 of No 77 Sqn near Winnekendonk during a raid on enemy troop and MT Concentrations in the Goch area.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

07-Feb

NICHOLS, LESLIE JOHN  (429257); age 21 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NP973 NP-Q of No 158 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, MZ689 of No 77 Sqn near Winnekendonk during a raid on enemy troop and MT Concentrations in the Goch area.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

07-Feb

BENNETT, WILLIAM GERALD  (189802); age 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NP973 NP-Q of No 158 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, MZ689 of No 77 Sqn near Winnekendonk during a raid on enemy troop and MT Concentrations in the Goch area.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

07-Feb

JONES, ROBERT EDWARD  (189793); age 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NP973 NP-Q of No 158 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, MZ689 of No 77 Sqn near Winnekendonk during a raid on enemy troop and MT Concentrations in the Goch area.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

07-Feb

WOODBRIDGE, STANLEY JAMES GC (1393806); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was flying in Liberator V, BZ938 of No 159 Sqn, which failed to return from a special duties operation,  He was captured and following severe torture was executed by the Japanese in Rangoon, for which he received the George Cross.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery.

07-Feb

BELLINGAN, LESLIE  (710193); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was flying in Liberator V, BZ938 of No 159 Sqn, which failed to return from a special duties operation,  He was captured and was executed by the Japanese in Rangoon.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery.

07-Feb

SNELLING, ROBERT JAMES  (1234723); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was flying in Liberator V, BZ938 of No 159 Sqn, which failed to return from a special duties operation,  He was captured and was executed by the Japanese in Rangoon.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery.

07-Feb

WOODAGE, JOHN DEREK  (1803337); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was flying in Liberator V, BZ938 of No 159 Sqn, which failed to return from a special duties operation,  He was captured and was executed by the Japanese in Rangoon.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery.

07-Feb

PERRY, WILLIAM NEILSON  (154799); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 218 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Bury St Edmunds.  He is buried in Charlton Kings Cemetery

07-Feb

HARRIS, JAMES MORGAN  (412534); age 24 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, FB115 of No 234 Sqn, which crashed during Ramrod 1454 due to bad weather.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

07-Feb

BAGOT, J M A FFAF (); age  FFAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA197 L8-H of No 347 Sqn, which came down near Veluwe during a raid on enemy troop and MT concentrations in the Goch area.  

07-Feb

PELLIOT, B L H (); age  FFAF

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA197 L8-H of No 347 Sqn, which came down near Veluwe during a raid on enemy troop and MT concentrations in the Goch area.  He is buried in Paris

07-Feb

LEMITHOUARD, M J FFAF (); age  FFAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA197 L8-H of No 347 Sqn, which came down near Veluwe during a raid on enemy troop and MT concentrations in the Goch area.  

07-Feb

HOLIAN, JOSEPH PATRICK  (418117); age 28 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK740 of No 521 Sqn, which failed to return from a meteorological recce along the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Feb

McDERMOTT, ROBERT JAMES  (30029); age 23 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK740 of No 521 Sqn, which failed to return from a meteorological recce along the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Feb

GRAY, ARTHUR ROBERT  (1390865); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK740 of No 521 Sqn, which failed to return from a meteorological recce along the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Feb

HINTON, DENNIS JAMES  (152702); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK740 of No 521 Sqn, which failed to return from a meteorological recce along the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Feb

HUNTLEY, PETER JOHN  (136461); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK740 of No 521 Sqn, which failed to return from a meteorological recce along the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Feb

TREVITT, KENNETH  (1871485); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK740 of No 521 Sqn, which failed to return from a meteorological recce along the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

07-Feb

DORAN, PATRICK BRYAN  (144626); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, MM182 P3-Q of No 692 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

07-Feb

SLOCOCK, HAROLD GILBERT  (1609683); age 19 RAFVR

AC2

He was under training in Terrell, Texas and died from tuberculosis after becoming ill after only a few weeks in Terrell He is buried in Terrell (Oakland) Memorial Park.

07-Feb

DREWETT, ARTHUR JACK  (1634354); age 39 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 125 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

07-Feb

GOLDIE, ADRIAN JAMES  (188945); age 19 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson II, FP845 of No 15 SFTS, which caught fire in the air and crashed near Claresholm.  He is buried in Claresholm Cemetery

07-Feb

HORNSBY, ALBERT EDWARD  (1009942); age 30 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 153 MU when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Lubuan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

07-Feb

HIGNETT, EDWARD RICHARD  (2250358); age 33 RAFVR

AC1

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

07-Feb

LOCKWOOD, HARRY  (999798); age 48 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 Trowbridge.  He is buried in Staincross (St John) Church Burial Ground

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