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Casualties - 26 - 28 February 1945


26-Feb

STONE, ERIC JOHN DALTON  (545602); age 27 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB243 PH-D of No 12 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Straiton le Vale in Lincolnshire during a training sortie.  He is buried in Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery

26-Feb

ABBS, RONALD CHARLES  (1581934); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB243 PH-D of No 12 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Straiton le Vale in Lincolnshire during a training sortie.  He is buried in West Runton (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

26-Feb

ANDREWS, ERIC GEORGE  (2206065); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB243 PH-D of No 12 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Straiton le Vale in Lincolnshire during a training sortie.  He was cremated at Stockport Crematorium

26-Feb

BRAGG, SAMUEL ARTHUR  (1893070); age 29 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB243 PH-D of No 12 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Straiton le Vale in Lincolnshire during a training sortie.  He is buried in Cwmllynfell (St Margaret) Churchyard

26-Feb

DOUGLAS, CLIFFORD BENNETT  (1815285); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB243 PH-D of No 12 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Straiton le Vale in Lincolnshire during a training sortie.  He is buried in Burton-upon-Trent Cemetery

26-Feb

LINDLEY, KEITH ROBERT HEWSON  (191458); age 20 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB243 PH-D of No 12 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Straiton le Vale in Lincolnshire during a training sortie.  He is buried in Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery

26-Feb

BUTLER, IVAN WILLIAM  (422257); age 22 RNZAF

WO

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PV311 of No 74 Sqn, which was shot down whilst attacking a train.  He is buried in Nederweert War Cemetery

26-Feb

ALFRED, JOSEPH MCKENZIE  (1810280); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME450 AA-W of No 75 Sqn, which crashed near Chatteris in Cambridgeshire on its return from a G-H raid against the Hoesch benzol production plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

26-Feb

McMANUS, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1806217); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME450 AA-W of No 75 Sqn, which crashed near Chatteris in Cambridgeshire on its return from a G-H raid against the Hoesch benzol production plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

26-Feb

SAFFILL, FREDERICK HENRY  (1882066); age 29 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME450 AA-W of No 75 Sqn, which crashed near Chatteris in Cambridgeshire on its return from a G-H raid against the Hoesch benzol production plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Maldon Cemetery

26-Feb

THORPE, NOEL HUMPHREY  (428168); age 21 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME450 AA-W of No 75 Sqn, which crashed near Chatteris in Cambridgeshire on its return from a G-H raid against the Hoesch benzol production plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Barkingside Cemetery, Ilford

26-Feb

CHALLIS, HAROLD  (1223527); age 34 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 81 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

26-Feb

McGINN, PETER  (1429353); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He possibly died from injuries sustained the previous day 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 Wimbledon (Gap Road) Cemetery

26-Feb

WALLIS, ERNEST ALEXANDER  (67545); age 32 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 160 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

26-Feb

STEVENSON, JOSEPH DAGLISH  (422761); age 25 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ925 of No 196 Sqn, which crashed into Holen Lake near Arendal after being attacked by three night fighters during a supply dropping sortie, ha managed to bale out but he did not survive.  He is buried in Arendal Hogedal Cemetery

26-Feb

TICKNER, RUSSELL GEORGE  (420304); age 24 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ925 of No 196 Sqn, which crashed into Holen Lake near Arendal after being attacked by three night fighters during a supply dropping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

HUMPHREY, GEORGE ALFRED  (919841); age 38 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ925 of No 196 Sqn, which crashed into Holen Lake near Arendal after being attacked by three night fighters during a supply dropping sortie, he managed to bale out but his parachute became entangled in the tail unit.  He is buried in Arendal Hogedal Cemetery

26-Feb

MAPLETOFT, CLAUDE  (420022); age 28 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG964 'D' of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from and anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

JACKSON, CYRIL  (658750); age 30 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG964 'D' of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from and anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

BLISS, MAURICE GEORGE  (1881845); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG964 'D' of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from and anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

CARTER, GILBERT WILLIAM  (1899789); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG964 'D' of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from and anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

HADLOW, RONALD  (1802151); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG964 'D' of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from and anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

PONTING, REGINALD WILLIAM  (144782); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG964 'D' of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from and anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

WILLIAMS, JOHN JAMES  (1064874); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG964 'D' of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from and anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

CHADWICK, LESLIE ANWYL  (J/95233); age 25 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG964 'D' of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from and anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

GALLIPEAU, JOSEPH LEO  (R/195678); age 21 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG964 'D' of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from and anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is buried in Varberg Church New Cemetery

26-Feb

MURPHY, THOMAS EDWARD  (R/189573); age 22 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG964 'D' of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from and anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

DAVIES, DAFYDD CYNFAL  (2209857); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG964 'D' of No 244 Sqn, which failed to return from and anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

GODFREY, WILLIAM GEORGE  (649441); age 23 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA103 of No 298 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea off Arendal in Norway by a night fighter having been unable to drop its supplies due to poor weather conditions.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

EDICK, ROBERT STANLEY  (J/19814); age 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA103 of No 298 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea off Arendal in Norway by a night fighter having been unable to drop its supplies due to poor weather conditions.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

HOLMLUND, CHESTER ALLEN  (J/93868); age 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA103 of No 298 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea off Arendal in Norway by a night fighter having been unable to drop its supplies due to poor weather conditions.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

INNES, ERIC ALEXANDER  (J/88690); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA103 of No 298 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea off Arendal in Norway by a night fighter having been unable to drop its supplies due to poor weather conditions.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

KOTYK, ALEX  (J/27273); age 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA103 of No 298 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea off Arendal in Norway by a night fighter having been unable to drop its supplies due to poor weather conditions.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

LOCHHEAD, HECTOR  (J/89692); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA103 of No 298 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea off Arendal in Norway by a night fighter having been unable to drop its supplies due to poor weather conditions.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Feb

CANNON, ROY ALBERT ARTHUR  (142064); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 548 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery

26-Feb

COOK, THOMAS JOHN DONALD  (124854); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 548 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery

26-Feb

CROOT, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1482002); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 124 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

26-Feb

ANDERTON, HAROLD  (189448); age 26 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XII, HK125 of No 155 MU, which crashed near Setif whilst carrying out low level aerobatics.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

26-Feb

HAWKEY, GEORGE HENRY  (191097); age 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XII, HK125 of No 155 MU, which crashed near Setif whilst carrying out low level aerobatics.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

26-Feb

BENT, MATTHEW  (1409798); age 36 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 54 PTC at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

26-Feb

KING, ALFRED  (962827); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 6140 SE at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

26-Feb

WIDDICOMBE, COLIN  (1320568); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 8 FU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

26-Feb

GOODALL, CHARLES ALEXANDER  (508886); age 34 RAF

Flt Sgt

He had been serving in the Far East when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity, whilst being held in a camp at Wakayama in Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery

26-Feb

NEWNHAM, LESLIE AUBREY  (956435); age 25 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 St Ives.  He is buried in Newport Cemetery, Isle of Wight

26-Feb

EDMONDS, LESLIE GEORGE BERT  (1891523); age 19 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 Woolwich.  He is buried in Great Berkhamsted (St Peter) Church Cemetery

27-Feb

ADAMS, ANTHONY CLERKE  (187523); age 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was serving with No 21 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

27-Feb

NICHOLAS, LESLIE LLEWELLYN  (1652501); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 21 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

27-Feb

OSBOURN, HAROLD  (56456); age 34 RAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LL579 MP-L of No 76 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

27-Feb

CANNOCK, LIONEL ERIC  (1339403); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LL579 MP-L of No 76 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

27-Feb

HERON, FRANCIS WHEATER  (1038772); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LL579 MP-L of No 76 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

27-Feb

TENNANT, HUMPHREY BROWN  (1628710); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LL579 MP-L of No 76 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

27-Feb

BOUCHER, RODOLPHE JOSEPH LORENZO  (J/24483); age 31 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LL579 MP-L of No 76 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

27-Feb

STANTON, JOHN EDWARD  (422817); age 28 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK272 NF-P of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down over the North Sea by flak during Operation Crupper 27 to  Norway on behalf of SOE.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

TOVEY, BRIAN DOUGLAS  (29856); age 25 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK272 NF-P of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down over the North Sea by flak during Operation Crupper 27 to  Norway on behalf of SOE.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

CORNWALLIS, PETER BROWNELL  (158704); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK272 NF-P of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down over the North Sea by flak during Operation Crupper 27 to  Norway on behalf of SOE.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

CORY, JOHN EDWIN  (1538889); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK272 NF-P of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down over the North Sea by flak during Operation Crupper 27 to  Norway on behalf of SOE.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

GORNALL, LEONARD JOHN  (52164); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK272 NF-P of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down over the North Sea by flak during Operation Crupper 27 to  Norway on behalf of SOE.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

PEPWORTH, STANLEY ARTHUR  (184794); age Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK272 NF-P of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down over the North Sea by flak during Operation Crupper 27 to  Norway on behalf of SOE.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

HAGERTY, STUART SAMUEL  (R/211936); age 21 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK272 NF-P of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down over the North Sea by flak during Operation Crupper 27 to  Norway on behalf of SOE.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Feb

ASHMAN, ROY WILLIAM  (191605); age 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JR376 of No 175 Sqn, which crashed near Altenhagen in bad weather during an armed recce to the Steinhuder area.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

27-Feb

COWLEY, NORMAN COATNER  (187512); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG175 AP-J of No 186 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target area during a raid on the Alma Pluto benzol plant at Gelsenkirchen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

27-Feb

ETHERIDGE, NIGEL PAUL  (190973); age Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG175 AP-J of No 186 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target area during a raid on the Alma Pluto benzol plant at Gelsenkirchen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

27-Feb

GIBB, DOUGLAS JAMES GEORGE  (1656358); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG175 AP-J of No 186 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target area during a raid on the Alma Pluto benzol plant at Gelsenkirchen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

27-Feb

PEACH, JOHN ERIC  (191087); age 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG175 AP-J of No 186 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target area during a raid on the Alma Pluto benzol plant at Gelsenkirchen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

27-Feb

SNEDDON, JAMES  (1823545); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG175 AP-J of No 186 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target area during a raid on the Alma Pluto benzol plant at Gelsenkirchen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

27-Feb

PRUSAK, Klemens (P.782599); age 30 PAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MA814  of No 303 Sqn, which crashed at Harrington airfield, Northamptonshire after hitting the ground during a roll.  He is buried in Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery

27-Feb

ETHERIDGE, LAURENCE PETER  (186569); age 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ371 'S' of No 305 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie over the Rhur.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

27-Feb

JOYCE, ALEXANDER JOHN  (1602215); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ371 'S' of No 305 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie over the Rhur.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

27-Feb

BELANGER, JOSEPH MARCEL  (R/136953); age 22 RCAF

LAC

He was serving with No 417 Sqn and was killed in a motor cycle accident.  He is buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery

27-Feb

BREWER, MORLEY JUNIOR  (R/212339); age 19 RCAF

Flt Sgt

A member of No 429 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, RG347 ZL-G borrowed from No 427 Sqn, which crashed out of control and exploded following a burst tyre on take off from Leeming for a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

27-Feb

CARSON, SIDNEY THOMAS  (J/40896); age 20 RCAF

Fg Off

A member of No 429 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, RG347 ZL-G borrowed from No 427 Sqn, which crashed out of control and exploded following a burst tyre on take off from Leeming for a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

27-Feb

FISHER, FREDERICK GEORGE  (R/275323); age 30 RCAF

Flt Sgt

A member of No 429 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, RG347 ZL-G borrowed from No 427 Sqn, which crashed out of control and exploded following a burst tyre on take off from Leeming for a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

27-Feb

MACKIE, ANGUS  (J/94615); age 23 RCAF

Plt Off

A member of No 429 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, RG347 ZL-G borrowed from No 427 Sqn, which crashed out of control and exploded following a burst tyre on take off from Leeming for a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

27-Feb

SCOTT, RICHARD MCDIARMID  (J/41118); age 26 RCAF

Fg Off

A member of No 429 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, RG347 ZL-G borrowed from No 427 Sqn, which crashed out of control and exploded following a burst tyre on take off from Leeming for a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

27-Feb

WHITEHOUSE, KENNETH FRANK  (J/40342); age 25 RCAF

Fg Off

A member of No 429 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, RG347 ZL-G borrowed from No 427 Sqn, which crashed out of control and exploded following a burst tyre on take off from Leeming for a raid to Mainz.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

27-Feb

BROCK, HENRY JAMES  (428102); age 23 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV414 of No 455 Sqn, which suffered engine damage during an attack and was abandoned near Peterhead on its return, but he was never seen again.  He is buried in Hune Churchyard

27-Feb

FILTEAU, JOHN FREDRICK  (J/10125); age 24 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ309 of No 464 Sqn, which failed to return from a night intruder sortie against lines of communication.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

27-Feb

BLADES, JACK  (1583725); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

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

27-Feb

RATTEN, JOHN RICHARD DFC (405111); age 35 RAAF

Wg Cdr

He was serving with No 11 PDRC when he died from tubercular meningitis in the King Edward VII Sanatorium, Midhurst and was cremated at Brighton (Downs) Crematorium.

27-Feb

McLAREN, ROBERT DUNCAN  (73003); age 27 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, NS731 'H' of No 1409 Flt, which was lost on a weather recce sortie to Mainz.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

27-Feb

MOORE, DOUGLAS  (645710); age Unknown RAF

AC1

He had been serving with No 151 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

27-Feb

GUY, GRAHAM  (952345); age 27 RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving with No 151 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

27-Feb

CARTHY, SYDNEY JOHN DFC (187561); age 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN453 of No 20 OTU, which crashed into Lossiemouth village after losing an engine on take off for night flying exercise.  He was cremated at Camberwell (Honor Oak) Crematorium

27-Feb

FIELDER, WILLIAM EWART  (1602338); age 29 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN453 of No 20 OTU, which crashed into Lossiemouth village after losing an engine on take off for night flying exercise.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground

27-Feb

LAST, CHARLES FRANK  (172776); age 27 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN453 of No 20 OTU, which crashed into Lossiemouth village after losing an engine on take off for night flying exercise.  He is buried in Erith (Brook Street) Cemetery

27-Feb

MELLOR, JOHN  (1813406); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN453 of No 20 OTU, which crashed into Lossiemouth village after losing an engine on take off for night flying exercise.  He is buried in New Southgate Cemetery

27-Feb

PARDOE, ANTHONY ARTHUR  (2220654); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN453 of No 20 OTU, which crashed into Lossiemouth village after losing an engine on take off for night flying exercise.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground

27-Feb

TATHAM, KENNETH ROY  (188539); age 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN453 of No 20 OTU, which crashed into Lossiemouth village after losing an engine on take off for night flying exercise.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground

27-Feb

STOEHR, JAMES BEN  (J/39510); age 28 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LW955 of No 21 AFU, which collided with a Harvard and crashed near Loggerheads in Shropshire.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

27-Feb

BORE, KEITH ARMSTEAD  (1323524); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Horsa, RX623 of No 22 HGCU, which crashed into the bomb dump after attempting a downwind landing after it was cast off when its tug suffered a burst tyre on take off.  He is buried in Shenfield (St Mary) Churchyard

27-Feb

WOODRUFF, PATRICK HENRY  (39806); age 32 RAFVR

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IXC, MA507 of No 337 Wing, which crashed into the sea off Seedeb after being hit by MA397 of No 336 Sqn during demonstration flight over Salonika.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery

27-Feb

KHALIL ENWIA  (1934); 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 commemorated on the Habbaniya Memorial

27-Feb

DIXON, GRIFFITH WYNNE  (631810); age 25 RAF

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RS598 of the RAE, which hit trees near Farnborough after losing power during an air test.  He is buried in Knaresborough Cemetery

27-Feb

SLATER, MICHAEL JOHN MARTIN  (62337); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RS598 of the RAE, which hit trees near Farnborough after losing power during an air test.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

27-Feb

DOUGLAS, DANIEL GORDON  (1305663); age 24 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 Haverfordwest.  He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery

27-Feb

McGREGOR, DONALD SUTHERLAND  (154158); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Tempest V, EJ867 of the 56 OTU, which flew into the ground at Langloch From near Lanark.  He is buried in Grangemouth (Grandsable) Cemetery

27-Feb

WOODFORD, LEONARD  (1539488); age 23 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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Hull Eastern Cemetery

28-Feb

HUMPHRIES, ROBERT FREDERICK  (114294); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, NV776 of No 3 Sqn, which was lost near Hildesheim.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

28-Feb

DRAPER, BRYAN VINCENT DFC (76309); age 28 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR457 of No 45 Sqn, which broke up in the air whilst dive bombing 40 miles from Mandalay.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

28-Feb

JAMES, PETER ROESCH  (1384548); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR457 of No 45 Sqn, which broke up in the air whilst dive bombing 40 miles from Mandalay.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

28-Feb

BARKE, ALLAN TREVOR  (175637); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 70 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

28-Feb

DUKE, JOHN LAWRENCE  (2210530); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 75 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Scotland?.  He was cremated at Stockport Crematorium

28-Feb

FAIRGRAY, NELSON  (633556); age Unknown RAF

Cpl

He had been serving with No 84 Sqn, 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

28-Feb

McNULTY, NEVILLE MILNE  (409062); age 29 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, PF451 M5-C of No 128 Sqn, which crashed at Rattlesden in Suffolk whilst attempting an overshoot at Wyton on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

28-Feb

MACONACHIE, JAMES ROY ALEXANDER  (C/12525); age Unknown RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, PF451 M5-C of No 128 Sqn, which crashed at Rattlesden in Suffolk whilst attempting an overshoot at Wyton on its return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

28-Feb

CUTHBERTSON, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (1090342); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was flying in Typhoon IB, R7771 of No 182 Sqn, which was shot down near Lohne by flak and was captured but was later murdered by his captors.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-Feb

TAYLOR, JACK HARDY  (123032); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, SW415 of No 182 Sqn, which was shot down near Lohne by flak and was captured but was later murdered by his captors.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-Feb

McINTYRE, ARCHIBALD ANGUS  (123214); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, NV680 of No 222 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Nijmegen.  He is buried in Ermelo (Nunspeet) New General Cemetery

28-Feb

WAGSKJOLD, O R (); age Recce

2 Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PL214 'A' of No 332 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Apeldoorn during an armed recce.  

28-Feb

AARFLOT, B L B (); age Recce

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PT906 'U' of No 332 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Apeldoorn during an armed recce.  

28-Feb

GIBBS, WILLIAM ROBERT  (J/27239); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, RB338 of No 440 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Goch.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Feb

RUSSELL, WILLIAM HENRY  (40987); age 25 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Henley I, L3276 of No 631 Sqn, which dived into the sea whilst attempting to ditch following an engine failure on the approach to land.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

28-Feb

OUSLEY, CHARLES EDWARD JOHN  (189964); age 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito IX, LR444 of No 680 Sqn, which was abandoned over Crete following an engine failure but he did not survive.  He is buried in Suda Bay War Cemetery

28-Feb

DURRANT, ROBERT JOSEPH  (962177); age 28 RAFVR

Cpl

He had been serving with No 151 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

28-Feb

TOYE, JOHN WILLIAM AUGUSTUS  (912890); age 26 RAFVR

LAC

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

28-Feb

COLLINS, JOHN WYNDHAM  (40495); age 30 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, MP466 of No 20 (P) AFU, which crashed into trees near Kidlington.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

28-Feb

PATERSON, EDWARD ANDERSON  (J/42058); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, MP466 of No 20 (P) AFU, which crashed into trees near Kidlington.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

28-Feb

McDOWELL, EDWARD CHARLES  (1188039); age 31 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 322 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

28-Feb

GREGORY, JOHN  (1042869); age 39 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 338 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kandy War Cemetery

28-Feb

CLARKE, HORACE BERNARD  (1330266); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving at RAF Gong Kedak when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst force marched across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

28-Feb

CROPLEY, LESLIE JOHN  (1263700); age Unknown RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with HQ Provost & Security Unit at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Caserta War Cemetery

28-Feb

GORDON, PERCIVAL ELIE  (724273); age 32 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving at RAF Palisadoes at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

28-Feb

MORTON, JOHN WILLIAM JAMES  (1681606); age 37 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 Leeds.  He is buried in Leeds (Harehills) Cemetery

28-Feb

SNOWDEN, LESLIE THOMAS  (749159); age 30 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 Portsmouth.  He is buried in Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery

28-Feb

COOMBS, ROBERT WILLIAM  (1871971); age 36 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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Bandon Hill Cemetery

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