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Casualties - 18 - 20 February 1945


18-Feb

QUINN, NORMAN LAWRENCE PETER  (1512171); age 21 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR618 of No 110 Sqn, which failed to recover from a dive over the ranges near Kolar.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

18-Feb

TULLETT, WILLIAM MELVILLE  (172111); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR618 of No 110 Sqn, which failed to recover from a dive over the ranges near Kolar.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

18-Feb

HEARN, RAYMOND VINCENT DFC and Bar (102547); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mustang IVA, KH820 of No 112 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an attack on Aviano airfield.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery

18-Feb

BUNDARA, COLLIN ROYAL  (419636); age 26 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 127 when he died from injuries sustained the previous day when he trod on a mine at Woemsdrecht airfield in Holland.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

18-Feb

HAMLYN-LOVIS, CHARLES ERNEST SLEEMAN  (J/17655); age 31 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXX, MM735 of No 406 Sqn, which was lost on an evening intruder sortie to Heligoland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

RADCLIFFE, ROBERT JOHN  (J/13363); age 24 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXX, MM735 of No 406 Sqn, which was lost on an evening intruder sortie to Heligoland.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

18-Feb

EDWARDS, REGINALD FRANCIS  (3050372); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF907 UM-K2 of No 626 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie over the German Bight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

GASCOIGNE, THOMAS WILLIAM  (1516668); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF907 UM-K3 of No 626 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie over the German Bight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

GILL, ROBERT DOUGLAS  (417360); age 22 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF907 UM-K4 of No 626 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie over the German Bight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

HARRISON, EDWARD  (2221713); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF907 UM-K5 of No 626 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie over the German Bight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

HOLLAWAY, KENNETH GEORGE  (418276); age 21 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF907 UM-K6 of No 626 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie over the German Bight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

HUGHES, DEREK WILLIAM  (1881602); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF907 UM-K7 of No 626 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie over the German Bight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

JONES, JOHN THOMAS  (1800039); age 27 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF907 UM-K8 of No 626 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie over the German Bight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

HOLMES, GEORGE PETER  (195238); age 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA216 UM-C2 of No 626 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie over the German Bight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

JENKINS, ERNEST ERIC  (1866002); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA216 UM-C2 of No 626 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie over the German Bight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

LEWIS, ROBERT LEA  (1601794); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA216 UM-C2 of No 626 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie over the German Bight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

LUCAS, HAROLD LESLIE  (179534); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA216 UM-C2 of No 626 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie over the German Bight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

UNDERHILL, FRANCIS WALTER  (1009395); age 31 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA216 UM-C2 of No 626 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie over the German Bight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

WATSON, ANDREW MAITLAND  (1341027); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA216 UM-C2 of No 626 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie over the German Bight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

WEBBER, JOHN  (2221373); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA216 UM-C2 of No 626 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie over the German Bight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

MARRIOTT, PATRICK CHARLES  (544332); age 26 RAF

Cpl

He was serving in the Far East (unit unknown) 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

18-Feb

KENT, RONALD HERBERT  (1318217); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, MS517 of No 12 AGS, which failed to return from an air test.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

ELWELL, MARY HARRIET  (2061918); age 30 WAAF

LACW

She was acting as the drogue operator and was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, MS517 of No 12 AGS, which failed to return from an air test.  She is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Feb

STAERZ, Zbigniew Kazimierz (P.0257); age 33 PAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIB, FT395  of No 16 (P) SFTS, which collided with Oxford, EB797 over Newton during a training flight.  He is buried in Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery

18-Feb

WALCZAK, Rodomir (P.1442); age 28 PAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, EB797 of No 16 (P) SFTS, which collided with Harvard, FT395 over Newton during a training flight.  He is buried in Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery

18-Feb

QUARTERMAIN, PETER CHARLES  (1650408); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 300 ASR at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

18-Feb

HEALY, ROGER CASEMENT  (R/61318); age 24 RCAF

LAC

He was serving with No 62 Base when he drowned in the River Ouse.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

18-Feb

HALL, FRANCIS WILLIAM  (J/12703); age 25 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 63 SP when he was killed in an accident involving a motor vehicle near Ajaccio on Corsica.  He is buried in Biguglia War Cemetery

18-Feb

MARTIN, KENNETH RAYMOND  (1604805); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

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

18-Feb

SIMM, DENNIS  (611943); age 24 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 Northumberland N 2nd.  He is buried in Alnwick Cemetery

18-Feb

CLARK, WILLIAM HENRY  (903894); age 33 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Repton 2 Qtr.  He is buried in Stopsley (St Thomas) Churchyard

18-Feb

SHARP, DONALD  (623755); age 26 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 Sleaford.  He is buried in Bradford (Scholemoor) Cemetery

19-Feb

BENNETT, JAMES FREDERICK MORGAN  (404195); age 27 RAAF

WO

He was captured on 28 Nov 1941whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L1317 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Gambut after rescuing the crew of another Blenheim and a Hurricane.  He was killed when the train he was being transported in was attacked by Allied fighters.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

19-Feb

BAILEY, WILLIAM ARCHIE  (1600853); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, KW411 of No 22 Sqn, which flew into the sea during an anti-shipping strike.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

19-Feb

CLIFFORD, RONALD GEOFFREY  (1621165); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE299 of No 22 Sqn, which flew into the sea during an anti-shipping strike.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

19-Feb

STUART, NORMAN HAROLD WALLACE  (1578805); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE299 of No 22 Sqn, which flew into the sea during an anti-shipping strike.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

19-Feb

TAYLOR, ALEXANDER FRASER WATSON  (1552276); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, KW411 of No 22 Sqn, which flew into the sea during an anti-shipping strike.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

19-Feb

BUCK, FRANCIS PIERCE  (R/172486); age 21 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, KW329 of No 27 Sqn, which crashed near Ranchi following an engine failure.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

19-Feb

HUNTER, RALPH HARVEY DFC (J/13718); age 33 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, JZ670 of No 28 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

19-Feb

THYNNE, EDWARD ANDREW  (414103); age 31 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR290 of No 82 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Kumbhirgram airfield for an operational sortie.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery

19-Feb

FLATT, WILLIAM FRANCIS  (1394193); age 30 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR290 of No 82 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Kumbhirgram airfield for an operational sortie.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery

19-Feb

CRESSWELL, FREDERICK ALLAN  (190372); age 24 RAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD336 WP-P of No 90 Sqn, which crashed into the Rhine near Xanten during a raid to Wesel.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

19-Feb

BENNETT, JAMES EDWARD  (2211401); age 29 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD336 WP-P of No 90 Sqn, which crashed into the Rhine near Xanten during a raid to Wesel.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

19-Feb

BOZEAT, JOSEPH EDWARD  (1881699); age 33 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD336 WP-P of No 90 Sqn, which crashed into the Rhine near Xanten during a raid to Wesel.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

19-Feb

CARLTON, HOWARD FRANCIS JOHN  (157180); age 30 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD336 WP-P of No 90 Sqn, which crashed into the Rhine near Xanten during a raid to Wesel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Feb

DUNHAM, PETER FRANCIS  (42957); age 32 RAFVR

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD336 WP-P of No 90 Sqn, which crashed into the Rhine near Xanten during a raid to Wesel.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

19-Feb

PAGE, LESLIE ALFRED  (552485); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD336 WP-P of No 90 Sqn, which crashed into the Rhine near Xanten during a raid to Wesel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Feb

METCALFE, THOMAS  (J/38224); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD336 WP-P of No 90 Sqn, which crashed into the Rhine near Xanten during a raid to Wesel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Feb

CAMERON, JAMES SPALDING  (195466); age 33 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston V, BZ607 of No 114 Sqn, which crashed near Susegana after being hit by flak during an armed recce.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery.

19-Feb

TAYLOR, SAMUEL IRWIN  (195102); age 26 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston V, BZ607 of No 114 Sqn, which crashed near Susegana after being hit by flak during an armed recce.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery.

19-Feb

THOMSON, RONALD ROUMIEU DFC (61512); age 30 RAFVR

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Boston V, BZ607 of No 114 Sqn, which crashed near Susegana after being hit by flak during an armed recce.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery.

19-Feb

NEWSAM, RAYMOND  (1452618); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was serving with No 607 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

19-Feb

ALLEN, JOHN OGILVY  (435399); age 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, TS436 of No 107 OTU, which crashed, disintegrated and bust into flames after flying into trees on top of a hill shortly after taking off from Zeals in poor visibility en-route to Leicester.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

19-Feb

SHADDICK, ALAN GEOFFREY  (436177); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, TS436 of No 107 OTU, which crashed, disintegrated and bust into flames after flying into trees on top of a hill shortly after taking off from Zeals in poor visibility en-route to Leicester.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

19-Feb

PLANT, FRANK JOSEPH  (54532); age 27 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, TS436 of No 107 OTU, which crashed, disintegrated and bust into flames after flying into trees on top of a hill shortly after taking off from Zeals in poor visibility en-route to Leicester.  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk

19-Feb

ROBERTS, ALAN JAMES  (125612); age 23 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, TS436 of No 107 OTU, which crashed, disintegrated and bust into flames after flying into trees on top of a hill shortly after taking off from Zeals in poor visibility en-route to Leicester.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

19-Feb

ANDERSON, KENNETH STANLEY  (1270728); age Unknown RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, TS436 of No 107 OTU, which crashed, disintegrated and bust into flames after flying into trees on top of a hill shortly after taking off from Zeals in poor visibility en-route to Leicester.  He is buried in Gorefield (St Paul) Churchyard

19-Feb

COLBY, WALTER JAMES  (1883307); age 44 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, TS436 of No 107 OTU, which crashed, disintegrated and bust into flames after flying into trees on top of a hill shortly after taking off from Zeals in poor visibility en-route to Leicester.  He is buried in Northampton (Dallington) Cemetery

19-Feb

EVANS, THOMAS ARTHUR  (148171); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, TS436 of No 107 OTU, which crashed, disintegrated and bust into flames after flying into trees on top of a hill shortly after taking off from Zeals in poor visibility en-route to Leicester.  He is buried in Llanaelhaiarn (St Aelhaiarn) Churchyard

19-Feb

GILDER, MAXWELL VERNON  (1456151); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, TS436 of No 107 OTU, which crashed, disintegrated and bust into flames after flying into trees on top of a hill shortly after taking off from Zeals in poor visibility en-route to Leicester.  He is buried in Thurrock (Chadwell St Mary) Cemetery

19-Feb

GRANT, DONALD  (1623481); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, TS436 of No 107 OTU, which crashed, disintegrated and bust into flames after flying into trees on top of a hill shortly after taking off from Zeals in poor visibility en-route to Leicester.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

19-Feb

HEYWOOD, JOHN  (113221); age 33 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, TS436 of No 107 OTU, which crashed, disintegrated and bust into flames after flying into trees on top of a hill shortly after taking off from Zeals in poor visibility en-route to Leicester.  He was cremated at Rochdale Crematorium

19-Feb

JELFS, RONALD EDWARD  (1412097); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, TS436 of No 107 OTU, which crashed, disintegrated and bust into flames after flying into trees on top of a hill shortly after taking off from Zeals in poor visibility en-route to Leicester.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

19-Feb

ROSS, JAMES  (1777222); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, TS436 of No 107 OTU, which crashed, disintegrated and bust into flames after flying into trees on top of a hill shortly after taking off from Zeals in poor visibility en-route to Leicester.  He is buried in Gateshead East Cemetery

19-Feb

SLIPPER, LESLIE DANIEL  (1603126); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, TS436 of No 107 OTU, which crashed, disintegrated and bust into flames after flying into trees on top of a hill shortly after taking off from Zeals in poor visibility en-route to Leicester.  He is buried in Acton Cemetery

19-Feb

SUGGARS, REGINALD ERNEST  (1447140); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, TS436 of No 107 OTU, which crashed, disintegrated and bust into flames after flying into trees on top of a hill shortly after taking off from Zeals in poor visibility en-route to Leicester.  He is buried in Camberwell New Cemetery

19-Feb

TURNBULL, DOUGLAS ELLIOTT  (136387); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, TS436 of No 107 OTU, which crashed, disintegrated and bust into flames after flying into trees on top of a hill shortly after taking off from Zeals in poor visibility en-route to Leicester.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

19-Feb

WILLIAMS, SIDNEY GRAHAM  (165187); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, TS436 of No 107 OTU, which crashed, disintegrated and bust into flames after flying into trees on top of a hill shortly after taking off from Zeals in poor visibility en-route to Leicester.  He is buried in Blaenavon (St Peter) Churchyard

19-Feb

GUAY, GERARD JEAN  (J/47530); age 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, TS436 of No 107 OTU, which crashed, disintegrated and bust into flames after flying into trees on top of a hill shortly after taking off from Zeals in poor visibility en-route to Leicester.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

19-Feb

HOWDEN, JAMES CASSELS  (J/41266); age 29 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, TS436 of No 107 OTU, which crashed, disintegrated and bust into flames after flying into trees on top of a hill shortly after taking off from Zeals in poor visibility en-route to Leicester.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

19-Feb

HYDE, REED TILTON  (C/14912); age 33 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, TS436 of No 107 OTU, which crashed, disintegrated and bust into flames after flying into trees on top of a hill shortly after taking off from Zeals in poor visibility en-route to Leicester.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

19-Feb

SCOVELL, MERVYN ESMOND LLEWELLYN  (J/28472); age 33 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, TS436 of No 107 OTU, which crashed, disintegrated and bust into flames after flying into trees on top of a hill shortly after taking off from Zeals in poor visibility en-route to Leicester.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

19-Feb

MORLEY, DENNIS  (1676279); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He was serving with No 119 AMES at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

19-Feb

HODGES, STANLEY GORDON  (1588674); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, NE179 of No 1669 HCU, which died from injuries sustained when he abandoned the aircraft which dived into the ground near Kingston, East Lothian out of control.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

19-Feb

WATERS, JACK  (222048); age 33 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, NE179 of No 1669 HCU, which dived into the ground near Kingston, East Lothian out of control.  He may have succeeded in baling out but did not survive.  He is buried in Oldham (Hollinwood) Cemetery

19-Feb

NEEDHAM, FRANK  (659072); age 24 RAF

WO

He killed whilst flying in Oxford I, HN311 of No 18 (P) AFU, which crashed near Dunchurch after hitting tree whilst attempting to land in fog.  He is buried in Coalville (Whitwick) Cemetery

19-Feb

KERSHAW, ERIC  (1588318); age 26 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, HN311 of No 18 (P) AFU, which crashed near Dunchurch after hitting tree whilst attempting to land in fog.  He is buried in Harwood (Longsight) Methodist Cemetery

19-Feb

HINES, EDWARD ALFRED (TED)  (1609068); age 29 RAFVR

AC2

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Cornell II, FW969 or FV541 of No 27 EFTS, which collided with each other.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

19-Feb

WILLIAMS, RONALD HARRY  (1089246); age 25 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 307 AMES when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity, probably whilst being held in a camp at Sandakan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

19-Feb

BINNS, FRANK  (104917); age 43 RAF

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 76 MTLRU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery

19-Feb

WORBY, REGINALD JAMES  (178278); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Cornell II, FW969 or FV541 of No 27 EFTS, which collided with each other.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery

19-Feb

D'ASSONVILLE, GUY JOSEPH  (1685982); age 31 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK608 of the MATAF Comm Flt, which spun into the ground on take off from an airfield near Florence following an engine failure.  He is buried in Florence War Cemetery

19-Feb

HARPIN, RONALD DFC (138474); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK608 of the MATAF Comm Flt, which spun into the ground on take off from an airfield near Florence following an engine failure.  He is buried in Florence War Cemetery

19-Feb

MANNING, RAYMOND JULIUS GUY  (152227); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK608 of the MATAF Comm Flt, which spun into the ground on take off from an airfield near Florence following an engine failure.  He is buried in Florence War Cemetery

19-Feb

COOPER, HARRY BARRON  (415408); age 23 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK608 of the MATAF Comm Flt, which spun into the ground on take off from an airfield near Florence following an engine failure.  He is buried in Florence War Cemetery

19-Feb

BIDDER, DONALD VINCENT  (49334); age 30 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DK313 of the PFNTU, which crashed on the approach to Warboys as a result of side slipping at low speed.  He is buried in West Thorney (St Nicholas) Churchyard

19-Feb

HALEY, VICTOR GEORGE MM (137293); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DK313 of the PFNTU, which crashed on the approach to Warboys as a result of side slipping at low speed.  He is buried in Bexhill Cemetery

19-Feb

LAWRENCE, EDGAR STEWART  (942262); age 24 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 Fylde.  He is buried in Fulford Cemetery

20-Feb

HUSSEY, ROY JACK HUBERT DFC, DFM (145116); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mustang III, KH440 of No 19 Sqn, which stalled and crashed on the approach to Dallachy.  He is buried in Coxley (Christ Church) Churchyard

20-Feb

MERRETT, CYRIL ERNEST  (162091); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 28 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

20-Feb

SAISELL, JAMES COLIN  (420063); age 23 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, LE643 of No 34 Sqn, which flew into the ground after failing to recover from a dive bombing attack.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

20-Feb

BEARDSHAW, HERBERT  (643141); age 39 RAF

LAC

He had been serving with No 84 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity after escaping from a force march across Java.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

20-Feb

MURRAY, THOMAS PATRICK LORAINE DFC (103425V); age Unknown SAAF

Maj

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MK476 of No 111 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Padova.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

20-Feb

WEBSTER, RALPH OSLER  (127955); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mustang III, FB187 of No 122 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Great Bradfield in Essex after losing an elevator.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

20-Feb

MIELNICKI, Jerzy Andrzej Wojciech (P.2913); age 20 PAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, FZ145  of No 316 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Tillingham, near Bradwell Bay during a low level training flight.  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery

20-Feb

HAZELWOOD, LEONARD WILLIAM  (1584988); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 358 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery

20-Feb

WISE, JOSEPH RONALD  (1587400); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 358 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery

20-Feb

BENJAMIN, ERIC ARTHUR  (77777); age 25 RAFVR

Wg Cdr

Assigned to HQ No 54 Base he was acting as the Master Bomber and killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXV, KB401 AZ-E of No 627 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid to Bohlen.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

20-Feb

HEATH, JOHN ETTOCK  (171190); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

Assigned to HQ No 54 Base he was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXV, KB401 AZ-E of No 627 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area during a raid to Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Feb

JONES, STANLEY O.  (1530976); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2743 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Maymamati War Cemetery

20-Feb

STROUD, FRANK WILLIAM DFM (1397017); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP654 of No 105 OTU, which crashed at Corley Ash, Coventry.  He is buried in Camberwell New Cemetery

20-Feb

BILLETT, JOHN VICTOR MM (135865); age 27 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP654 of No 105 OTU, which crashed at Corley Ash, Coventry.  He is buried in Hayes (St Mary) Churchyard, Bromley

20-Feb

DAVIES, LEONARD CHARLES  (162813); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP654 of No 105 OTU, which crashed at Corley Ash, Coventry.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

20-Feb

LUCK, ROBERT FRANK  (1814168); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK729 of No 1669 HCU, which crashed on the approach to Langer after a flask broke loose and exploded in the bomb bay and two engines failed.  He is buried in Northampton (Kingsthorpe) Cemetery

20-Feb

GOULD, DOUGLAS RICHARD  (165295); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, NE179 of No 1669 HCU, which died from injuries sustained when he abandoned the aircraft which dived into the ground near Kingston, East Lothian out of control the previous day.  He is buried in Kettering (London Road) Cemetery

20-Feb

LANGHORNE, PETER BYRON  (1891257); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marauder, HD464 'E' of No 30 Sqn SAAF, which dived into the ground near Jesi on emerging from cloud whilst forming up for a raid on marshalling yards at Rovigo.  He is buried in Ancona War Cemetery.

20-Feb

TAMBLING, WILLIAM RICHARD  (1311989); age 26 RAFVR

LAC

He was probably killed whilst flying in Martinet I, MS690 of No 4 APC, which collided with another aircraft and crashed near Talbenny.  He is buried in Duloe (St Cuby) Churchyard

20-Feb

PUNSHON, JOHN NORMAN  (J/14844); age 27 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, MS690 of No 4 APC, which collided with another aircraft and crashed near Talbenny.  He is buried in Haverfordwest (City Road) Cemetery

20-Feb

GOLDHAAR, Jerzy Mieczyslaw (P.0678); age 30 PAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXV, KB475 of No 45 Grp, which crashed at low speed on take off from Lajes airfield in the Azores on a delivery flight.  He is buried in Lajes War Cemetery

20-Feb

MONSON, THOMAS HENRY  (417306); age 31 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXV, KB475 of No 45 Grp, which crashed at low speed on take off from Lajes airfield in the Azores on a delivery flight.  He is buried in Lajes War Cemetery

20-Feb

SMITH, DAVID CAMPBELL  (1560377); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XVI, TB336 of No 84 GSU, which flew into hill in poor visibility at Longueville in the Pas-de-Calais.  He is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.

20-Feb

CARR, GEORGE PERCIVAL  (416455); age 24 RNZAF

Plt Off

An instructor with No 73 OTU, he was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, N9121 of HMS Phoenix (RN Aircraft Repair Yard), which crashed whilst carrying out low level aerobatics.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery

20-Feb

ROBB, HECTOR STEWART  (1158722); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving at RAF Seletar when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Sandakan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-Feb

DAVIDSON, MATTHEW  (1165393); age 42 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 Chelsea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Feb

SAPSED, FRANK GEORGE ALEXANDER  (1438301); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed when a V2 exploded in Audley Road, Ilford.  He is buried in Eastbrookend (Dagenham) Cemetery

20-Feb

GREIG, DANIEL  (545348); age 30 RAF

Sgt

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

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