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Casualties - 24 - 25 February 1945


24-Feb

RUNDLE, PETER STEDMAN  (1339012); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IV, KX566 of No 6 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie to Pag in Yugoslavia.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

24-Feb

RATTENBURY, BERNARD ARTHUR THOMAS  (1804463); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 30 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

24-Feb

BURNELL, BENJAMIN  (1274214); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed when Lancaster I, RF137 QR-E of No 61 Sqn, which exploded at its dispersal at Skellingthorpe, possibly whilst being de-bombed following its return from an abortive sortie earlier in the day.  He is buried in Hazlemere (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

24-Feb

HIGGINS, CLAUDE HENRY  (1519237); age 43 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed when Lancaster I, RF137 QR-E of No 61 Sqn, which exploded at its dispersal at Skellingthorpe, possibly whilst being de-bombed following its return from an abortive sortie earlier in the day.  He is buried in Carlton Cemetery

24-Feb

WILSON, HENRY GEORGE  (1081717); age 30 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed when Lancaster I, RF137 QR-E of No 61 Sqn, which exploded at its dispersal at Skellingthorpe, possibly whilst being de-bombed following its return from an abortive sortie earlier in the day.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

24-Feb

DAVIES, WILLIAM ERIC  (1675418); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC604 of No 69 Sqn, which was abandoned near Waterscheid in Belgium after being damaged by friendly AA fire but he did not survive.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

24-Feb

MARSHALL, WILLIAM HAROLD  (1684879); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC604 of No 69 Sqn, which was abandoned near Waterscheid in Belgium after being damaged by friendly AA fire but he did not survive.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

24-Feb

MONAGHAN, JAMES CARSON  (1568242); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC604 of No 69 Sqn, which was abandoned near Waterscheid in Belgium after being damaged by friendly AA fire but he did not survive.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

24-Feb

HART, CLIFFORD SEYMOUR  (428697); age 23 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF909 PM-J of No 103 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Pforzheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Feb

McGRATH, ANGUS ALBERT  (429239); age 23 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF909 PM-J of No 103 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Pforzheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Feb

PRATT, FREDERICK GEORGE  (207110V); age Unknown SAAF

Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IV, BZ552 of No 114 Sqn, which crashed near Aquileia during an armed recce sortie.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery.

24-Feb

HAWKRIDGE, JOHN  (1473344); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IV, BZ552 of No 114 Sqn, which crashed near Aquileia during an armed recce sortie.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery.

24-Feb

WHITEHEAD, WALTER LOYND  (1566738); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IV, BZ552 of No 114 Sqn, which crashed near Aquileia during an armed recce sortie.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery.

24-Feb

CONNOR, HAROLD  (1004480); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston V, BZ618 of No 114 Sqn, which failed to return from an armed recce.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

24-Feb

CUTTS, KENNETH LOVEDAY  (163165); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston V, BZ618 of No 114 Sqn, which failed to return from an armed recce.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

24-Feb

McKIRGIN, KENNETH  (1549630); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston V, BZ618 of No 114 Sqn, which failed to return from an armed recce.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

24-Feb

WALDEN, CYRIL JOHN  (1604000); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston V, BZ618 of No 114 Sqn, which failed to return from an armed recce.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

24-Feb

ADAMS, RONALD BERTRAM THOMAS  (185793); age 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN977 of No 174 Sqn, which was possibly shot down by flak near Osnabruck.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Feb

MANN, AUGUSTINE PAUL  (1523029); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JR438 'W' of No 181 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Lengerich.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Feb

BORHAM, GEOFFREY HART  (129127); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP6820 of No 183 Sqn, which was lost near Geldern.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Feb

ROBERTS, JACK MALDWIN  (519996); age 28 RAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JR528 'Z' of No 198 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Weeze.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Feb

ALLAN, KENNETH CECIL  (183538); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB805 BU-C of No 214 Sqn, which came down near Ittenbach during a Window sortie.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Feb

JONES, ALLAN MILTON  (178636); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB805 BU-C of No 214 Sqn, which came down near Ittenbach during a Window sortie.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Feb

JONES, STANLEY LLEWELLYN  (1256275); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB805 BU-C of No 214 Sqn, which came down near Ittenbach during a Window sortie.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Feb

POLLARD, THOMAS WILLIAM JAMES  (1865782); age 19 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB805 BU-C of No 214 Sqn, which came down near Ittenbach during a Window sortie.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Feb

SHORTTLE, JOSEPH MALPASS  (157422); age 27 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB805 BU-C of No 214 Sqn, which came down near Ittenbach during a Window sortie.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Feb

TOWELL, RICHARD WILLIAM  (195111); age 30 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB805 BU-C of No 214 Sqn, which came down near Ittenbach during a Window sortie.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Feb

WOODGER, FRANK RICHARD  (52114); age 32 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB805 BU-C of No 214 Sqn, which came down near Ittenbach during a Window sortie.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Feb

DIX, FRANCIS HERBERT  (411069); age 24 RNZAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB805 BU-C of No 214 Sqn, which came down near Ittenbach during a Window sortie.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Feb

BACON, LEWIS ROBERT DFC (124695); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF603 of No 248 Sqn, which broke up in the air after an aileron broke away and hit the tailplane during a RP practice.  He is buried in Banff Cemetery, Banffshire

24-Feb

MILLER, WILLIAM WATSON DFC (151387); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF603 of No 248 Sqn, which broke up in the air after an aileron broke away and hit the tailplane during a RP practice.  He is buried in Bangor Cemetery

24-Feb

QUINN, J T  (1063291); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 259 Sqn, 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 Glasgow Western Necropolis

24-Feb

FILIPEK, Adam (P.2648); age 26 PAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG266 BH-L of No 300 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near the target during a raid to Pforzheim.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

24-Feb

KOWALSKI, Czeslaw (P.705573); age 25 PAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG266 BH-L of No 300 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near the target during a raid to Pforzheim.  

24-Feb

MAGIEROWSKI, Ferdynand (P.2792); age 29 PAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG266 BH-L of No 300 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near the target during a raid to Pforzheim.  

24-Feb

MROZEK, Josef (P.782865); age 23 PAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG266 BH-L of No 300 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near the target during a raid to Pforzheim.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

24-Feb

SADOWINSKI, Wladyslaw (P.706687); age 30 PAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG266 BH-L of No 300 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near the target during a raid to Pforzheim.  

24-Feb

TRZEPIOTA, Sabin (P.706704); age 31 PAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG266 BH-L of No 300 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near the target during a raid to Pforzheim.  

24-Feb

ZIEGENHIRTE, Mieczyslaw Ludwik (P.2830); age 31 PAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG266 BH-L of No 300 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near the target during a raid to Pforzheim.  

24-Feb

GODE, L O (); age Recce

2 Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PT936 of No 332 Sqn, which was shot down by ground fire near Amersfoort during an attack on enemy MT.  

24-Feb

BROWN, JOSEPH GODFREY  (139397); age 35 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving in the GTR OTU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Feb

TROWSDALE, LAWRENCE  (1540203); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NP936 6U-P of No 415 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Kamen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Feb

BROWN, RAYMOND CLIFFORD  (J/95211); age 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NP936 6U-P of No 415 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Kamen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Feb

CRAIGIE, CHARLES CLEGHORN BROCKIE  (J/95231); age 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NP936 6U-P of No 415 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Kamen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Feb

GALLAGHER, JAMES  (J/95305); age 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NP936 6U-P of No 415 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Kamen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Feb

JONES, WILLIAM HARVEY  (J/95347); age 19 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NP936 6U-P of No 415 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Kamen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Feb

POKRYFKA, PAUL  (J/39383); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NP936 6U-P of No 415 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Kamen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Feb

RUSSELL, LEWIS ALEXANDER  (J/94268); age 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NP936 6U-P of No 415 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Kamen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Feb

CASHER, FREDERICK EINAR  (J/37805); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Halifax III, LW139 AL-P of No 429 Sqn, which plunged into the ground between Exelby and Londonderry following a second engine failure as it attempted to make an emergency landing at Leeming during a training flight.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

24-Feb

MacNABB, DONALD SCOTT  (J/13273); age 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Halifax III, LW139 AL-P of No 429 Sqn, which plunged into the ground between Exelby and Londonderry following a second engine failure as it attempted to make an emergency landing at Leeming during a training flight.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

24-Feb

DOYLE, JOSEPH GARRETT  (J/20641); age 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MJ464 of No 442 Sqn, which he abandoned near Rheine as a result of flak damage and fighter attacks, but he did not survive.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

24-Feb

COUSINEAU, JOSEPH ALFRED EMILE THOMAS  (J/18191); age 32 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, NH489 of No 442 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters near Rheine.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Feb

KEHOE, DESMOND NOEL  (415429); age 22 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ447 Z5-A of No 462 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at Boisheim whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Feb

RATE, ALLAN JOHN  (423892); age 24 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ447 Z5-A of No 462 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at Boisheim whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Feb

TRUNK, VICTOR JOSEPH  (434431); age 24 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ447 Z5-A of No 462 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at Boisheim whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Feb

HOLLOWAY, JAMES  (1812795); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ447 Z5-A of No 462 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at Boisheim whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Feb

HUSBAND, MALCOLM JOHN  (1717816); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ447 Z5-A of No 462 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at Boisheim whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Feb

MASLIN, EDWIN JOSEPH  (1469853); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ447 Z5-A of No 462 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at Boisheim whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Feb

PEGRAM, STEWART JOHN ALFRED  (1895058); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ447 Z5-A of No 462 Sqn, which was shot down by flak at Boisheim whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Feb

ELY, VIVIAN CLIVE  (426221); age 23 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ461 Z5-G of No 462 Sqn, which was lost whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Feb

HERING, JOHN HUBERT  (419001); age 25 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ461 Z5-G of No 462 Sqn, which was lost whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Feb

CRITCHLEY, DENIS JAMES  (1684278); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ461 Z5-G of No 462 Sqn, which was lost whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Feb

HETHERINGTON, RODNEY  (1826680); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ461 Z5-G of No 462 Sqn, which was lost whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Feb

MILLHOUSE, PETER  (153804); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ461 Z5-G of No 462 Sqn, which was lost whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Feb

OGILVIE, MATTHEW  (1595990); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ461 Z5-G of No 462 Sqn, which was lost whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Feb

ROBINSON, GEOFFREY  (1595325); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ461 Z5-G of No 462 Sqn, which was lost whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Feb

SANDAY, GEORGE ARTHUR EDGAR  (1896933); age 38 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ461 Z5-G of No 462 Sqn, which was lost whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is buried in Venray War Cemetery

24-Feb

CARLON, PATRICK JOHN PAUL  (432936); age 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN429 Z5-E of No 462 Sqn, which was lost whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Feb

DUNCAN, WILLIAM FRANCIS  (13488); age 24 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN429 Z5-E of No 462 Sqn, which was lost whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Feb

HALL, NORMAN JOSEPH  (425647); age 24 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN429 Z5-E of No 462 Sqn, which was lost whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Feb

OLIVER, ERNEST RONALD WILLIAM  (427542); age 27 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN429 Z5-E of No 462 Sqn, which was lost whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Feb

SMITH, MURRAY ARTHUR  (442286); age 19 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN429 Z5-E of No 462 Sqn, which was lost whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Feb

DAVID, TREVOR EPHRAIM  (1837005); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN429 Z5-E of No 462 Sqn, which was lost whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Feb

HARRISON-BROADLEY, GEOFFREY  (1458627); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN429 Z5-E of No 462 Sqn, which was lost whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Feb

TOOTAL, JOHN STUART  (116056); age 26 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN429 Z5-E of No 462 Sqn, which was lost whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Feb

BURNELL, DOUGLAS CLAUDE ROBERT  (1323302); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF268 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Feb

COCKBURN, JOHN THOMAS  (1330918); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF268 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Feb

O'NEILL, RONALD EDWARD  (1394085); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF268 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Feb

ROGERS, RICHARD LESLIE  (1800542); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF268 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Feb

WILTSHIRE, ROY HENRY  (1399943); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF268 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Feb

HALL, HERBERT ARTHUR  (1575839); age 25 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF268 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Feb

DUNCAN, JAMES BOWMAN  (949483); age 27 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

24-Feb

WALKER, JAMES SCOTT  (937399); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 153 MU 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

24-Feb

ARRACHE-QUESNE, R FFAF (); age  FFAF

Sgc

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN366 of No 1663 CU, which broke up in the air following an engine failure near Melton Mowbrey.  

24-Feb

BLASSIAUX, R FFAF (); age  FFAF

Sgc

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN366 of No 1663 CU, which broke up in the air following an engine failure near Melton Mowbrey.  

24-Feb

DEDIEU, J FFAF (); age  FFAF

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN366 of No 1663 CU, which broke up in the air following an engine failure near Melton Mowbrey.  

24-Feb

GRIMAUD, J FFAF (); age  FFAF

S-Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN366 of No 1663 CU, which broke up in the air following an engine failure near Melton Mowbrey.  

24-Feb

LAURENT, M FFAF (); age  FFAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN366 of No 1663 CU, which broke up in the air following an engine failure near Melton Mowbrey.  

24-Feb

ROQUE, G FFAF (); age  FFAF

Asp

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN366 of No 1663 CU, which broke up in the air following an engine failure near Melton Mowbrey.  

24-Feb

ROUGIER, F FFAF (); age  FFAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN366 of No 1663 CU, which broke up in the air following an engine failure near Melton Mowbrey.  

24-Feb

FORD, ERIC ALLEN  (1354824); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 2 MU 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

24-Feb

BONNEWIT, JACQUES L  (1299978); age 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVII, HK304 of No 51 OTU, which broke up in the air over Steppingley in Bedfordshire.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register.

24-Feb

MUNCASTER, JOHN WILLIAM GEORGE  (1524130); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVII, HK304 of No 51 OTU, which broke up in the air over Steppingley in Bedfordshire.  He is buried in Maryport Cemetery.

24-Feb

BRUCE, TRISTRAM KNIGHT PRYCE  (125151); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, ND219 of No 54 OTU, which spun into the sea off Berwick after control was lost during a practice interception.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Feb

PARKIN, WILLIAM HENRY  (1801082); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, ND219 of No 54 OTU, which spun into the sea off Berwick after control was lost during a practice interception.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Feb

COSSEY, CHARLES EDWARD  (1184669); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 81 RSU 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

24-Feb

WITCZAK, Zygmunt (P.703230); age 28 PAF

Sgt

He was serving with P.S.P. at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Blackpool (Layton) Cemetery.

24-Feb

WATKINS, KENNETH OSWALD  (951267); age 28 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving at RAF Seletar 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

24-Feb

HOOPER, JANET MARGARET  (2140990); age 19 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 Braintree.  She is buried in Ilford Cemetery

24-Feb

COHEN, MAURICE  (1538685); age 40 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 Oswestry.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

24-Feb

EVANS, ALWEN MAY  (2076144); age 20 WAAF

Cpl

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 Swansea.  She is buried in Abercrave (St David) Churchyard

24-Feb

BARTON, WALTER  (1051433); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died from a cerebral haemorrhage secondary to a skull fracture resulting from a blow to the head.  He is buried in Wigan Cemetery.

25-Feb

McLEAN, HUGH JAMES ALEXANDER  (13071); age 27 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HX224 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is buried in Copenhagen (Bispebjerg) Cemetery

25-Feb

BRETT, RONALD WILLIAM  (1398327); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HX224 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

DUNCAN, JOHN  (1061191); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HX224 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

FRAZER, RONALD GEORGE RENWICK  (41393); age 30 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HX224 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

LOMAS, JOHN EDWARD  (1801342); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HX224 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

ARNOLD, HERBERT JOHN  (J/95212); age 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HX224 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

HAMMERTON, HAROLD RICHARD  (J/95279); age 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HX224 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

LEE, GORDON WILLIAM  (R/179422); age 22 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HX224 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

DICKSON, ANDREW YOUNG PRENTICE  (202855); age 24 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was serving with No 60 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

25-Feb

ENGLAND , EDWARD MAXWELL  (412418); age 25 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ464 of No 96 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Brantingham whilst carrying out circuits at Leconfield.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

25-Feb

HUBBARD, MAX LESLIE  (415328); age 23 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ464 of No 96 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Brantingham whilst carrying out circuits at Leconfield.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

25-Feb

LATHAM, RONALD  (1476598); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ464 of No 96 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Brantingham whilst carrying out circuits at Leconfield.  He is buried in Dearne (Thurnscoe) Cemetery

25-Feb

MARSHALL, JAMES WALKER  (186411); age Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ464 of No 96 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Brantingham whilst carrying out circuits at Leconfield.  He is buried in Whitburn Cemetery

25-Feb

STRONG, GEORGE  (1611982); age 30 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ464 of No 96 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Brantingham whilst carrying out circuits at Leconfield.  He is buried in Beverley (Queensgate) Cemetery

25-Feb

CLARKE, KEVIN JAMES  (778450); age 27 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, HD390 'U' of No 98 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Xanten.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery

25-Feb

FENNER, DAVID HENDRY  (179037); age 31 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, HD390 'U' of No 98 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Xanten.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery

25-Feb

TRAPP, LAURENCE JAMES  (136529); age 27 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, HD390 'U' of No 98 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Xanten.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery

25-Feb

HEELEY, PETER JOSEPH  (1239294); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was serving with No 155 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

25-Feb

SUTTON, PETER WARREN  (160253); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PT556 of No 237 Sqn, which was abandoned near Livorno after being hit by flak.  He is buried in Florence War Cemetery

25-Feb

CROW, STANLEY GERALD  (157063); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, LV739 of No 273 Sqn, which failed to return from operations.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

25-Feb

DE LEUZE, REGIS CHARLES  (135504); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, EJ776 of No 274 Sqn, which was lost near Hamm following an engine failure.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

25-Feb

SZPAKOWICZ, Sergiusz (P.0305); age 29 PAF

Flt Lt

He was flying in Spitfire IX, EN367  of No 303 Sqn, which ditched off Schouwen after being hit by flak but was not found.  He is buried in No Known Grave - Not found after ditching near Schouwen

25-Feb

KACZAN, Henryk Tadeusz (P.2365); age 27 PAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ374  of No 305 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie over Germany.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

25-Feb

LECH, Tadeusz Zbigniew (P.2420); age 26 PAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ374  of No 305 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie over Germany.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

25-Feb

BAKKE, F O FFAF (); age Sweep FFAF

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PT951 'K' of No 332 Sqn, which crashed whilst carrying out  ground strafing sortie.  

25-Feb

PRYOR, ROBERT GEORGE  (437058); age 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW188 'H' of No 358 Sqn, which failed to return from a special duties mission.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

25-Feb

VAGG, MERVYN REX  (430230); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW188 'H' of No 358 Sqn, which failed to return from a special duties mission.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

25-Feb

WARMER, ERIC FRANCIS  (419146); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW188 'H' of No 358 Sqn, which failed to return from a special duties mission.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

25-Feb

BOSTON, DENNIS JOSEPH  (164443); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW188 'H' of No 358 Sqn, which failed to return from a special duties mission.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

25-Feb

FOSTER, GEORGE ERNEST  (657237); age 25 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW188 'H' of No 358 Sqn, which failed to return from a special duties mission.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

25-Feb

MOUNT, GEORGE WALTER  (934689); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW188 'H' of No 358 Sqn, which failed to return from a special duties mission.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

25-Feb

POWER, JAMES PATRICK JOSEPH  (1796476); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW188 'H' of No 358 Sqn, which failed to return from a special duties mission.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

25-Feb

CLOUTIER, LOUISE PHILIPPE  (J/24817); age 32 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW188 'H' of No 358 Sqn, which failed to return from a special duties mission.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

25-Feb

ALM, EDWIN RICHARD  (R/221836); age 28 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ452 ZL-E of No 427 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie to Oslo Fjord.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

BENSON, IVOR BRUCE  (J/27009); age 27 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ452 ZL-E of No 427 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie to Oslo Fjord.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

BUCHANAN, JOHN GILBERT ROSS  (J/95232); age 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ452 ZL-E of No 427 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie to Oslo Fjord.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

FIELD, WILLIAM ROSS  (R/98998); age 28 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ452 ZL-E of No 427 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie to Oslo Fjord.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

FLEMING, VINCENT BERNARD  (J/40057); age 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ452 ZL-E of No 427 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie to Oslo Fjord.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

PIERCY, REGINALD FRANK  (R/253010); age 20 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ452 ZL-E of No 427 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie to Oslo Fjord.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

BARKER, WILLIAM JAMES  (1398073); age 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 321 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Maymamati War Cemetery.

25-Feb

BAKER, JOHN CLARE  (1862003); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ452 ZL-E of No 427 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie to Oslo Fjord.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Feb

BAILEY, J W  (542869V); age 24 SAAF

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk IV, FZ578 of No 450 Sqn, which exploded whilst attacking railway targets at Perdeonne.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery

25-Feb

LYNCH, JOHN GEORGE  (650438); age 25 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ448 of No 462 Sqn, which was lost whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is buried in Venray War Cemetery

25-Feb

ROLLS, GEORGE EDWARD  (644506); age 23 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ448 of No 462 Sqn, which was lost whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

PAWSEY, THOMAS  (163583); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ448 of No 462 Sqn, which was lost whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

RIDGEWELL, FREDERICK HAROLD  (149967); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ448 of No 462 Sqn, which was lost whilst providing bomber support to a diversionary raid over Northern France.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

ANDREWS, WILLIAM  (1685359); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 524 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

ARGENT, SIDNEY WILLIAM  (1874911); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 524 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

LEWIS, DAVID RICHARD  (1583571); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 524 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

RIDDLE, WILLIAM REGINALD  (1339059); age 35 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 524 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

ROBINSON, JOSEPH ARTHUR  (1589436); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 524 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Feb

CARTER, PAUL  (1675644); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth I, NL968 of No 671 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing near Saundatti, Karnataka after running short of fuel.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

25-Feb

HOLMES, SAMUEL HARRY  (1675483); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth I, NL968 of No 671 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing near Saundatti, Karnataka after running short of fuel.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

25-Feb

PELAN, HENRY GIRVAN  (648059); age 33 RAF

Cpl

He was serving in the Far East (unit unknown) 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

25-Feb

SHACKLETON, NORMAN  (938152); age 26 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the Far East (unit unknown) 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

25-Feb

GIBBERD, JAMES ERNEST DFC (415639); age 27 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME490 of No 1660 HCU, which crashed shortly after take-off from Swinderby on a flight to demonstrate three engined landings.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

25-Feb

HAYES, HAROLD  (572871); age 23 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME490 of No 1660 HCU, which crashed shortly after take-off from Swinderby on a flight to demonstrate three engined landings.  He is buried in Dinnington Church Cemetery

25-Feb

BENNETT, HAROLD WHITNEY  (1025303); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME490 of No 1660 HCU, which crashed shortly after take-off from Swinderby on a flight to demonstrate three engined landings.  He is buried in Bradford (Scholemoor) Cemetery

25-Feb

DUNTHORNE, DERRICK WILLIAM  (1602131); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME490 of No 1660 HCU, which crashed shortly after take-off from Swinderby on a flight to demonstrate three engined landings.  He is buried in Romford Cemetery

25-Feb

JONES, HAROLD BOWEN  (1324221); age 29 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME490 of No 1660 HCU, which crashed shortly after take-off from Swinderby on a flight to demonstrate three engined landings.  He is buried in Llaningat (St Dingat) Churchyard

25-Feb

SAYERS, JOHN BERTRAM AFC (131547); age 25 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME490 of No 1660 HCU, which crashed shortly after take-off from Swinderby on a flight to demonstrate three engined landings.  He is buried in Sedgefield New Cemetery

25-Feb

CARPENTER, CYRIL NELSON  (29236); age 32 RAF

Wg Cdr

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL183 of No 2 GSU, which flew into trees near Worksop whilst flying in bad weather.  He is buried in Oborne (St Cuthbert) Churchyard

25-Feb

RUSSELL, FRANK ALBERT  (1282820); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL183 of No 2 GSU, which flew into trees near Worksop whilst flying in bad weather.  He is buried in West Wickham (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

25-Feb

SILVESTER, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (130785); age 32 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FL183 of No 2 GSU, which flew into trees near Worksop whilst flying in bad weather.  He is buried in Tupsley (St Paul) Churchyard

25-Feb

STOJSIC, MARIJAM  (722130); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He was serving with No 334 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register

25-Feb

KALKUS, Wladyslaw Jan (P.76833); age 52 PAF

AVM

He was serving with Delegate Inspector, P.S.P. when he died in No 4 Military Hospital, Ormskirk, Lancashire.  He is buried in Blackpool (Layton) Cemetery.

25-Feb

KHOSHABA ADAM  (2993); age Unknown IL

Pvt

He was serving with IL at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery

25-Feb

CASTLE, SYDNEY HARRY LEONARD  (1162044); age 24 RAFVR

Cpl

He had been serving at RAF Seletar 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

25-Feb

SIMPSON, DONALD HENRY  (1229346); age 24 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 Aled.  He is buried in or was cremated at West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium

25-Feb

EDGAR, GRETA MAY  (433640); age Unknown WAAF

LACW

She was serving in the UK died in the Raigmore Hospital, Inverness from appendicitis.  She is buried in Billingham (St Cuthbert) Churchyard.

25-Feb

BAKER, JOSEPH ROBERT PATRICK  (1316037); age 23 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 Swansea.  He is buried in Penarth Cemetery

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