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Casualties - 16 - 17 February 1945


16-Feb

CAMPBELL, DONALD JAMES  (J/94418); age 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN487 'R' of No 198 Sqn, which was lost near Goch.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

16-Feb

MILLER, DONALD PHILIP GLYN  (1256688); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FR145 of No 320 Sqn, which was hit by flak near Weeze, the aircraft returned to base.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

16-Feb

Lorentzen (); age Unknown

2 Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PV213 'W' of No 332 Sqn, which was lost during an armed recce.  

16-Feb

SHARPLES, JAMES DAVID DFC (J/19986); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was captured after abandoning Mosquito VI, RS516 of No 418 Sqn near Landau airfield, he landed safely but did not survive capture.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

16-Feb

SUFFREN, CHARLES EDWARD DFC (409280); age 23 RAAF

Fg Off

He was captured whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME663 AR-M of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Ale in Denmark during a Gardening sortie on 10 Apr 1944.  He was severely injured and died in captivity.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

16-Feb

MACLEOD, WILLIAM MACRAE  (1372291); age 31 RAFVR

LAC

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

16-Feb

STREET, ALEC  (972854); age Unknown RAFVR

Cpl

He had been serving with No 153 MU when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being force marched across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

16-Feb

BENWELL, HENRY EDWARD  (2221864); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV954 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into a hill near Collinvale, near Co. Antrim.  He is buried in Birmingham (Witton) Cemetery

16-Feb

BLADON, ALBERT  (2206239); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV954 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into a hill near Collinvale, near Co. Antrim.  He is buried in Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery

16-Feb

FAULKNER, KENNETH DOUGLAS  (78086); age 39 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV954 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into a hill near Collinvale, near Co. Antrim.  He is buried in Linslade (St Mary) Churchyard

16-Feb

MATTHEWS, ERNEST REGINALD  (159166); age 28 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV954 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into a hill near Collinvale, near Co. Antrim.  He is buried in Morden Cemetery

16-Feb

MORGAN, JOHN EDWARD  (992269); age 32 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV954 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into a hill near Collinvale, near Co. Antrim.  He is buried in Groesfaen (St David) Churchyard

16-Feb

SIM, PETER GORDON  (149164); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV954 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into a hill near Collinvale, near Co. Antrim.  He is buried in Gourock Cemetery

16-Feb

WHITNEY, ALLAN LLOYD  (J/44099); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV954 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into a hill near Collinvale, near Co. Antrim.  He is buried in Killead (St Catherine) Church of Ireland Churchyard

16-Feb

ATKINSON, ANTHONY JAMES  (163103); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 20 SFTS at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery

16-Feb

FRENCH, RAYMOND WALTER  (1876737); age 20 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving with No 20 SFTS at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery

16-Feb

COUCH, CLIFFORD CARRINGTON  (1664977); age 39 RAFVR

LAC

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

16-Feb

KUROCZYCKI, Florian (P.2443); age 24 PAF

Fg Off

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Spitfire IX, ? of No 5 RFU, which crashed in December 1944.  

16-Feb

GARNER, DENIS  (1803120); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Thunderbolt II, KJ147 of No 73 OTU, which spun into the ground near Fayid whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery

16-Feb

BAIN, KENNETH BEATH  (1336342); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

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

16-Feb

BAXTER, ALLAN ROBERT  (1093844); age 38 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 Bucklow.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (All Saints) Cemetery

16-Feb

IRVING, RUTH ELIZABETH  (2005287); age 24 WAAF

LACW

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 Ipswich.  She was cremated at Ipswich Crematorium

16-Feb

FIELDING, ALFRED  (1627302); age 46 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 Lewisham.  He is buried in Lewisham (Hither Green) Cemetery

16-Feb

O'NEILL, VINCENT  (1672903); age 28 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 Oakham.  He is buried in Mossley Cemetery

16-Feb

MANSELL, CLAUDE HAMILTON  (177214); age 44 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Willesden.  He is buried in East Finchley Cemetery and St Marylebone Crematorium

17-Feb

ASHWORTH, GORDON HERBERT  (1622404); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR390 of No 45 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack against Heho airfield.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-Feb

PINKERTON, ROBERT LEONARD CECIL CONRIE  (1342807); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR390 of No 45 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack against Heho airfield.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-Feb

WEBB, JOHN  (1034331); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ675 MH-E of No 51 Sqn, which crashed near Horsham in Sussex following an engine fire en-route to a raid on Wesel.  He is buried in Abram (St John) Churchyard

17-Feb

WINNING, THEODORE NORMAN GERALD  (116985); age 31 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ675 MH-E of No 51 Sqn, which crashed near Horsham in Sussex following an engine fire en-route to a raid on Wesel.  He is buried in Elmdon (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Solihull

17-Feb

BOBBY, CYRIL ROY  (154328); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, RG444 MP-U of No 76, which flew into Brantingham Wold as it joined the circuit at Holme-on-Spalding Moor on its return from a raid to Wesel.  He was cremated at Coventry (Canley) Crematorium

17-Feb

AUSTIN, THOMAS HOLLISTER  (1278350); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving with No 84 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being force marched across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-Feb

BATCHELOR, DENIS D'ARCY  (148538); age 29 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KJ890 of No 117 Sqn, which was lost on a sortie over Burma, cause unknown.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-Feb

BLIGHT, FREDERICK RICHARD  (1586711); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KJ890 of No 117 Sqn, which was lost on a sortie over Burma, cause unknown.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-Feb

HUYGENS, STANLEY ERNEST  (171358); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KJ890 of No 117 Sqn, which was lost on a sortie over Burma, cause unknown.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-Feb

WARRINGTON, EDWARD GORDON  (183794); age 29 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KJ890 of No 117 Sqn, which was lost on a sortie over Burma, cause unknown.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-Feb

BREYNER, Stanislaw (P.704192); age 24 PAF

Sgt

He died from wounds sustained whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MH451 of No 308 Sqn, which crashed landed on return from a sortie.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

17-Feb

TROUT, ROBERT BURNS  (J/38726); age 31 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NR126 PT-X of No 420 Sqn, which flew into hillside at Shillmoor near Wooler on its return from a raid to Wesel.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

17-Feb

CROLLIE, RICHARD GEORGE  (1894786); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NR126 PT-X of No 420 Sqn, which flew into hillside at Shillmoor near Wooler on its return from a raid to Wesel.  He is buried in Barkingside Cemetery, Ilford

17-Feb

FLORIPE, RAOUL ALBERTO OROZCO  (J/37711); age 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NR126 PT-X of No 420 Sqn, which flew into hillside at Shillmoor near Wooler on its return from a raid to Wesel.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

17-Feb

NEIL, DAVID LLEWELLYN  (J/40421); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NR126 PT-X of No 420 Sqn, which flew into hillside at Shillmoor near Wooler on its return from a raid to Wesel.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

17-Feb

O'KANE, THOMAS LESLIE  (J/89205); age 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NR126 PT-X of No 420 Sqn, which flew into hillside at Shillmoor near Wooler on its return from a raid to Wesel.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

17-Feb

STOCK, MORLEY BERNARD  (J/35146); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NR126 PT-X of No 420 Sqn, which flew into hillside at Shillmoor near Wooler on its return from a raid to Wesel.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

17-Feb

BULMER, ARNOLD HALL  (134785); age 34 RAF

Fg Off

He was serving with No 2736 Sqn RAF Regiment 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

17-Feb

WARREN, JOHN FREDERICK  (109713); age 29 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 2736 Sqn RAF Regiment 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

17-Feb

PEPPER, WILLIAM JAMES  (1496245); age 22 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

17-Feb

BARLING, GRAHAME WILLIAM  (1331895); age 21 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Spitfire IX, NH276 or PT360 of No 12 FU, which flew into cliffs at Kimmeridge in Gorset whilst flying in formation in bad weather.  He is buried in Herne Bay Cemetery

17-Feb

LIDDIARD, JOHN COLLINSON  (49500); age 25 RAF

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 221 Grp Comm Sqn and died from injuries sustained on 13 Feb in an air raid on the airstrip.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery.

17-Feb

DONECHY, MARTIN  (1550017); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 7152 SE and died from injuries sustained on 13 Feb in an air raid on the airstrip.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery.

17-Feb

PHILLIPS, ROY HAROLD  (138663); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL907 of No 9 MU, which crashed at Donnington during a test flight.  He is buried in Donnington (St Cuthbert) Churchyard

17-Feb

DODD, STANLEY MAURICE  (116136); age 29 RAFVR

Flt Lt

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

17-Feb

LAKE, DENIS STRICKLAND  (145490); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIII, MM550 of the NFDU, which dived into Chaucer Avenue, Rustington after a slow roll.  He was cremated at South London Crematorium, Mitcham

17-Feb

MAGUIRE, WILLIAM HUDSON  (62249); age 32 RAFVR

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIII, MM550 of the NFDU, which dived into Chaucer Avenue, Rustington after a slow roll.  He is buried in Clymping (St Mary) Churchyard

17-Feb

WARNER, RONALD CECIL  (1159839); age 32 RAFVR

Cpl

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

17-Feb

WORSLEY, JOHN RICHARD  (1329601); age 40 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 Blackpool.  He was cremated at Blackpool (Carleton) Crematorium, Poulton-le-Fylde

17-Feb

WHELAN, ERNEST THOMAS  (1272925); age 37 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 Eton.  He is buried in Slough (Stoke Road) Cemetery

17-Feb

SMITH, HOWARD  (1660333); age 35 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 Gloucester R.  He is buried in Quedgeley (St James) Churchyard

17-Feb

BARNETT, THOMAS BRIAN BRUNDRETT  (524056); age 28 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Shrewsbury.  He was cremated at Birmingham (Perry Bar) Crematorium

17-Feb

INMAN, WILLIAM JOHN  (1580911); age 22 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 Towcester.  He is buried in Harborne (St Peter) Churchyard

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