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Casualties - 4 March 1945


04-Mar

BRADSHAW, ERNEST WILLIAM  (752204); age 27 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX332 ZA-V of No 10 Sqn, which was shot down by Ju 88 intruder near Ripon on its return from a raid to Kamen.  He is buried in Chingford Mount Cemetery

04-Mar

FIELD, PETER HAROLD  (1390891); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX332 ZA-V of No 10 Sqn, which was shot down by Ju 88 intruder near Ripon on its return from a raid to Kamen.  He is buried in Halstead (St Margaret) Churchyard

04-Mar

FINCH, CECIL HARRY  (1877705); age 37 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX332 ZA-V of No 10 Sqn, which was shot down by Ju 88 intruder near Ripon on its return from a raid to Kamen.  He is buried in Rugby (Clifton Road) Cemetery

04-Mar

LAFFOLEY, JOHN GIFFORD LAURENCE  (J/26398); age 22 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX332 ZA-V of No 10 Sqn, which was shot down by Ju 88 intruder near Ripon on its return from a raid to Kamen.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

04-Mar

THORNDYCRAFT, LEONARD ALFRED  (J/92417); age 23 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX332 ZA-V of No 10 Sqn, which was shot down by Ju 88 intruder near Ripon on its return from a raid to Kamen.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

04-Mar

CRYER, ALAN  (436545); age 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME323 PH-P of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder between Stockwith and Blyton near Gainsborough during a training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

04-Mar

DAVIS, GEORGE EDWARD  (437781); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME323 PH-P of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder between Stockwith and Blyton near Gainsborough during a training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

04-Mar

HORSTMANN, RONALD LESLIE  (429960); age 22 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME323 PH-P of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder between Stockwith and Blyton near Gainsborough during a training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

04-Mar

PRIDMORE, WALTER NOEL  (429832); age 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME323 PH-P of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder between Stockwith and Blyton near Gainsborough during a training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

04-Mar

WESTON, ALEXANDER HAROLD  (419718); age 22 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME323 PH-P of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder between Stockwith and Blyton near Gainsborough during a training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

04-Mar

THOMAS, ARTHUR GLYNDWYR  (56400); age Unknown RAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME323 PH-P of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder between Stockwith and Blyton near Gainsborough during a training flight.  He is buried in Port Talbot (Holy Cross) Churchyard

04-Mar

McCAFFRAY, THOMAS  (1343393); age 27 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME323 PH-P of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder between Stockwith and Blyton near Gainsborough during a training flight.  He is buried in Vale of Leven (or Bonhill) Cemetery

04-Mar

ANSDELL, NICHOLAS AGNEW  (150291); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB476 PH-Y of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Alford in Lincolnshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Alford Cemetery, Lincolnshire

04-Mar

HEATH, ALFRED GORDON (FREDDIE)  (164617); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB476 PH-Y of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Alford in Lincolnshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Alford Cemetery, Lincolnshire

04-Mar

HUNTER, ALEXANDER  (165396); age 33 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB476 PH-Y of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Alford in Lincolnshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Dunfermline Cemetery

04-Mar

MELLOR, WILLIAM  (1817697); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB476 PH-Y of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Alford in Lincolnshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Hatherton (St Saviour) Churchyard

04-Mar

PARRY, ROBERT OWEN  (3000991); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB476 PH-Y of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Alford in Lincolnshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Alford Cemetery, Lincolnshire

04-Mar

SHAFER, RONALD FREDERICK DOUGLAS  (1835745); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB476 PH-Y of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Alford in Lincolnshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Wokingham (St Paul) Churchyard

04-Mar

WALKER, ARTHUR HALL  (1817320); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB476 PH-Y of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Alford in Lincolnshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Alford Cemetery, Lincolnshire

04-Mar

RYAN, JOHN JOSEPH FRANCIS  (428364); age 33 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME442 KM-V of No 44 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Grimsby on its return from a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

04-Mar

BIRCH, HARRY  (1575035); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME442 KM-V of No 44 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Grimsby on its return from a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

04-Mar

JARMAN, THOMAS HANDLEY  (3010499); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME442 KM-V of No 44 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Grimsby on its return from a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Stretford Cemetery

04-Mar

PAYNE, HERBERT  (1589407); age 29 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME442 KM-V of No 44 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Grimsby on its return from a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Liverpool (Kirkdale) Cemetery

04-Mar

ROGAN, WILLIAM HENRY  (2218611); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME442 KM-V of No 44 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Grimsby on its return from a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery

04-Mar

RUSSELL, RICHARD RAVEN  (1801287); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME442 KM-V of No 44 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Grimsby on its return from a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Hove New Cemetery

04-Mar

TERRY, HUBERT JOSEPH  (1580082); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME442 KM-V of No 44 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Grimsby on its return from a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Birmingham (Brandwood End) Cemetery

04-Mar

AUST, ARTHUR JOHN  (51962); age 27 RAF

Fg Off

He was serving with No 68 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Norwich Outer.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery

04-Mar

HALESTRAP, JOHN PHILIP  (165325); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 68 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Norwich Outer.  He was cremated at Ipswich Crematorium

04-Mar

MALTBY, WILLIAM THOMAS  (J/93797); age 19 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA584 MP-E of No 76 Sqn, which was attacked by an enemy intruder in the circuit at Holme-on-Spalding Moor on its return from a raid to Kamen, the aircraft eventually made a crash landing at Carnaby.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

04-Mar

TURNER, PHILIP EDWARD  (1483339); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was serving with No 110 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

04-Mar

LEIGH, JOHN ARTHUR  (1323194); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIX, TA404 RS-M of No 157 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a bomber support sortie to Kamen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Mar

LUCAS, LEONARD REGINALD JOHNSTONE  (1621055); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIX, TA404 RS-M of No 157 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a bomber support sortie to Kamen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Mar

DENT, JOHN JOSEPH EMERSON  (3041986); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN437 NP-X of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Sledmere on its return from a raid to Kamen.  He is buried in Brandon and Byshottles (Waterhouse) Cemetery

04-Mar

FARROW, EDWARD ANTHONY JACK  (3005547); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN437 NP-X of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Sledmere on its return from a raid to Kamen.  He is buried in Aldeby (St Mary) Churchyard

04-Mar

HARRIS, DOUGLAS JOHN  (154392); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN437 NP-X of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Sledmere on its return from a raid to Kamen.  He is buried in Cheddar (St Andrew) Churchyard

04-Mar

HOULDEY, ROBERT HENRY  (1586441); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN437 NP-X of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Sledmere on its return from a raid to Kamen.  He is buried in Corse (St Margaret) Churchyard

04-Mar

MIDDLETON, JOHN WILFRED  (1254118); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN437 NP-X of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Sledmere on its return from a raid to Kamen.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

04-Mar

MUIR, CYRIL JOHN WILSON  (186969); age 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN437 NP-X of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Sledmere on its return from a raid to Kamen.  He is buried in Highcliffe (St Mark) Churchyard

04-Mar

ROGERS, CHRISTOPHER ALAN  (150123); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN437 NP-X of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Sledmere on its return from a raid to Kamen.  He is buried in Northampton (Billing Road) Cemetery

04-Mar

FENWICK, VICTOR JACK  (39868); age Unknown RAFO

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIX, MM640 VI-H of No 169 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Buxton in Norfolk on its return from a bomber support sortie.  He is buried in Portsmouth (Highland Road) Cemetery

04-Mar

PIERCE, JOHN WALTON  (174945); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIX, MM640 VI-H of No 169 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Buxton in Norfolk on its return from a bomber support sortie.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

04-Mar

BENSON, FRANK NORMAN  (1897888); age 33 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG325 CA-H of No 189 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near East Rudham in Norfolk on its return from a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Urswick (St Mary) Churchyard

04-Mar

HARRISON, HOWARD GEOFFREY  (154682); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG325 CA-H of No 189 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near East Rudham in Norfolk on its return from a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Dudley (St John) Churchyard

04-Mar

McCORMACK, ROBERT WILLIAM  (1432236); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG325 CA-H of No 189 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near East Rudham in Norfolk on its return from a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery

04-Mar

BULLOCK, MARQUIS ROLAND  (R/270474); age 22 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG325 CA-H of No 189 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near East Rudham in Norfolk on its return from a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

04-Mar

CALEY, GEORGE FREDERICK  (R/271098); age 19 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG325 CA-H of No 189 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near East Rudham in Norfolk on its return from a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

04-Mar

NELSON, BJORN RAMSEY  (R/120997); age 27 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG325 CA-H of No 189 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near East Rudham in Norfolk on its return from a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Mar

NELSON, THOMAS JOSEPH  (J/39876); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG325 CA-H of No 189 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near East Rudham in Norfolk on its return from a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

04-Mar

REID, SIDNEY JAMES  (J/35563); age 30 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG325 CA-H of No 189 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near East Rudham in Norfolk on its return from a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

04-Mar

COOK, DAVID FREDERICK  (1807509); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA197 CA-B of No 189 Sqn, which came down near Bevergern in the target area during a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Mar

THOMPSON, PAUL EDWARD  (172099); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA197 CA-B of No 189 Sqn, which came down near Bevergern in the target area during a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Mar

CRAWFORD, JOHN  (416818); age 23 RNZAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA197 CA-B of No 189 Sqn, which came down near Bevergern in the target area during a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Mar

CLEMENTSON, WILLIAM SANDISON  (553446); age 22 RAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LV955 DT-G of No 192 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Fulmodestone in Norfolk on its return from an ELINT operation over the North Sea.  He is buried in Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery

04-Mar

GRAPES, RICHARD THOMAS  (1877215); age 34 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LV955 DT-G of No 192 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Fulmodestone in Norfolk on its return from an ELINT operation over the North Sea.  He is buried in Loughborough (Leicester Road) Cemetery

04-Mar

ANDERSON, JOHN CLARKE  (1321148); age 29 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LV955 DT-G of No 192 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Fulmodestone in Norfolk on its return from an ELINT operation over the North Sea.  He is buried in Lanark Cemetery

04-Mar

HOLMES, REGINALD GEORGE  (1622827); age 28 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LV955 DT-G of No 192 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Fulmodestone in Norfolk on its return from an ELINT operation over the North Sea.  He is buried in Wavertree (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

04-Mar

DARLINGTON, WILLIAM  (J/40809); age 34 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LV955 DT-G of No 192 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Fulmodestone in Norfolk on its return from an ELINT operation over the North Sea.  He is buried in Crewe (Coppenhall) Cemetery

04-Mar

ODGERS, LINDSAY JOSEPH  (417595); age 21 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB815 BU-J of No 214 Sqn, which was attacked by an enemy intruder and crash landed at Lodge Farm on the airfield boundary at Oulton on its return from a Window operation.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

04-Mar

BARNFIELD, HARRY  (1059973); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB815 BU-J of No 214 Sqn, which was attacked by an enemy intruder and crash landed at Lodge Farm on the airfield boundary at Oulton on its return from a Window operation.  He is buried in Salford (Agecroft

04-Mar

BENNETT, HARRY  (190245); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB815 BU-J of No 214 Sqn, which was attacked by an enemy intruder and crash landed at Lodge Farm on the airfield boundary at Oulton on its return from a Window operation.  He is buried in or was cremated at Islington Cemetery and Crematorium

04-Mar

BILLINGTON, LESLIE ERNEST  (2205644); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB815 BU-J of No 214 Sqn, which was attacked by an enemy intruder and crash landed at Lodge Farm on the airfield boundary at Oulton on its return from a Window operation.  He is buried in Blickling (St Andrew) Churchyard

04-Mar

BRIDDON, WILLIAM  (1817057); age 27 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB815 BU-J of No 214 Sqn, which was attacked by an enemy intruder and crash landed at Lodge Farm on the airfield boundary at Oulton on its return from a Window operation.  He is buried in South Wingfield (All Saints) Churchyard

04-Mar

HADDER, LESLIE ARNOLD  (1804649); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB815 BU-J of No 214 Sqn, which was attacked by an enemy intruder and crash landed at Lodge Farm on the airfield boundary at Oulton on its return from a Window operation.  He is buried in Thorpe-next-Norwich (St Andrew) Church Cemetery

04-Mar

HARES, FRANK  (1581827); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB815 BU-J of No 214 Sqn, which was attacked by an enemy intruder and crash landed at Lodge Farm on the airfield boundary at Oulton on its return from a Window operation.  He is buried in Coalville (Hugglescote) Cemetery

04-Mar

HEALY, PATRICK JAMES  (1300369); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB815 BU-J of No 214 Sqn, which was attacked by an enemy intruder and crash landed at Lodge Farm on the airfield boundary at Oulton on its return from a Window operation.  He is buried in Leytonstone (St Patrick's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

04-Mar

BUCKMAN, PATRICK JOHN  (428753); age 23 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG170 9J-S of No 227 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Mar

JOHNSTON, JAMES MALCOLMSON  (427098); age 22 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG170 9J-S of No 227 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Mar

BINCH, VICTOR HUGH  (1580691); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG170 9J-S of No 227 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Mar

ROSS-ROSS, PETER DONALD  (J/93595); age 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG170 9J-S of No 227 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Mar

ELIOT, HUGH WILLIAM DSO, DFC (42490); age 23 RAF

Wg Cdr

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XII, HK178 of No 256 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie.  He is buried in Argenta Gap War Cemetery

04-Mar

COX, WALTER THOMAS  (145779); age 28 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XII, HK178 of No 256 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie.  He is buried in Argenta Gap War Cemetery

04-Mar

GRANT, VICTOR MARTIN  (178705); age 26 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF30, NT444 of No 406 Sqn, which failed to return from a operational scramble over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Mar

DONOVAN, RALPH WILLIAM  (J/85887); age 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF30, NT444 of No 406 Sqn, which failed to return from a operational scramble over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Mar

PYOTT, J B  (542941V); age 20 SAAF

Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk IV, FX595 of No 450 Sqn, which failed to return from operations.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery

04-Mar

DAVEY, ROBERT ERIC  (437403); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG502 AR-J of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder at Langworth near Lincoln during a training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

04-Mar

STREATFIELD, ALAN  (1568148); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG502 AR-J of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder at Langworth near Lincoln during a training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

04-Mar

DIXON, GREGORY WILLS  (428968); age 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NR179 HD-C of No 466 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder at Fridaythorpe near Driffield on its return from a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

04-Mar

JOHNSON, ROGER ROBERT  (437965); age 24 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NR179 HD-C of No 466 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder at Fridaythorpe near Driffield on its return from a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

04-Mar

SHELTON, ALLAN PERCY WILLIAM  (428602); age 21 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NR179 HD-C of No 466 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder at Fridaythorpe near Driffield on its return from a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

04-Mar

WELSH, WALTER EDWARD  (1606174); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NR179 HD-C of No 466 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder at Fridaythorpe near Driffield on its return from a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Melcombe Regis Cemetery

04-Mar

CAHILL, CLYDE MCCARTNEY  (428103); age 31 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM677 PO-V of No 467 Sqn, which came down at Havixbech near Munster during a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Mar

EGGINS, ROBERT BRUCE  (424717); age 20 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM677 PO-V of No 467 Sqn, which came down at Havixbech near Munster during a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Mar

MADDEN, PATRICK JOSEPH  (426633); age 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM677 PO-V of No 467 Sqn, which came down at Havixbech near Munster during a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Mar

RICHARDSON, RUSSELL VERNON  (428189); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM677 PO-V of No 467 Sqn, which came down at Havixbech near Munster during a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Mar

WALKER, ALEXANDER SECK  (436305); age 33 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM677 PO-V of No 467 Sqn, which came down at Havixbech near Munster during a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Mar

PRICHARD, GRAHAM ARTHUR RODNEY  (1191010); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM677 PO-V of No 467 Sqn, which came down at Havixbech near Munster during a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Mar

TERRAS, COLIN HILL  (432286); age 20 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME453 PO-L of No 467 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Mar

WARD, ROWLAND TELFORD  (428814); age 21 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME453 PO-L of No 467 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Mar

CALLAGHAN, HARRY  (1624820); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME453 PO-L of No 467 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Mar

CHATTERS, WILLIAM ALBERT ALFRED  (1897453); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME453 PO-L of No 467 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Mar

DRENNAN, THOMAS EDWARD  (1903277); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME453 PO-L of No 467 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Mar

SMITH, RONALD VICTOR  (1622514); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME453 PO-L of No 467 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Mar

VENTON, MAXWELL  (1587088); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME453 PO-L of No 467 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Ladbergen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

04-Mar

BEZANT, ARTHUR JOHN  (195243); age 27 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF261 of No 524 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Mar

BOWERS, CHARLES WILLIAM  (56414); age 30 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF261 of No 524 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Mar

CRABTREE, ALAN  (139494); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF261 of No 524 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Mar

JONES, MARSDEN  (1506083); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF261 of No 524 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Mar

PUGSLEY, JAMES DOUGLAS RONALD  (581416); age 26 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF261 of No 524 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Mar

WILKINSON, FRANK  (553806); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, HF261 of No 524 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Mar

MANTON, PAUL BLAKE  (432335); age 22 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NP931 C8-J of No 640 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder and crashed at Butley Village as it attempted to land at Woodbridge on its return from a raid to Kamen.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

04-Mar

COX, CECIL EDWARD  (515112); age 32 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NP931 C8-J of No 640 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder and crashed at Butley Village as it attempted to land at Woodbridge on its return from a raid to Kamen.  He is buried in Tarrant Hinton (SS. Mary and John) Churchyard

04-Mar

KNOWLES, EDWARD RONALD  (1316280); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NP931 C8-J of No 640 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder and crashed at Butley Village as it attempted to land at Woodbridge on its return from a raid to Kamen.  He is buried in Cardiff (Cathys) Cemetery

04-Mar

LAW, JOHN HENRY  (1811071); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NP931 C8-J of No 640 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder and crashed at Butley Village as it attempted to land at Woodbridge on its return from a raid to Kamen.  He is buried in Ashford (Bybrook) Cemetery

04-Mar

STOCKER, KENNETH FRANK  (1804761); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NP931 C8-J of No 640 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder and crashed at Butley Village as it attempted to land at Woodbridge on its return from a raid to Kamen.  He is buried in or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park

04-Mar

PANKHURST, REGINALD SIDNEY  (1468335); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2706 Sqn RAF Regiment and was killed when bombs dropped on his gun post at Akyab by Japanese bombers.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

04-Mar

EARLE, GORDON BASIL  (81705); age 38 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 159 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery

04-Mar

BROOK, KENNETH RICHARD  (416165); age 23 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB699 BS-F of No 1651 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder near Cottesmore in Rutland.  He is buried in Bradford (North Bierley) Cemetery

04-Mar

BAUM, DENNIS JACOB  (117670); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB699 BS-F of No 1651 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder near Cottesmore in Rutland.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Piershill) Cemetery

04-Mar

DAVIES, DAVID CLIFFORD  (177181); age 31 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB699 BS-F of No 1651 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder near Cottesmore in Rutland.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

04-Mar

PLATT, THOMAS  (3011828); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB699 BS-F of No 1651 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder near Cottesmore in Rutland.  He is buried in Golborne (St Thomas) Churchyard

04-Mar

SMITH, JOHN ARTHUR WILLIAM  (1524154); age 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB699 BS-F of No 1651 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder near Cottesmore in Rutland.  He is buried in Longbenton (Benton) Cemetery

04-Mar

WARNE, RONALD  (1622428); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB699 BS-F of No 1651 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder near Cottesmore in Rutland.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

04-Mar

GARDENER, CHARLES EDWARD  (422384); age 24 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, JB699 BS-F of No 1651 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder near Cottesmore in Rutland.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

04-Mar

MILLAR, KENNETH CHARLES  (55408); age 21 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND387 BS-K of No 1651 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder near Woolfox Lodge in Rutland.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

04-Mar

DARLING, ALBERT WILLIAM  (1399727); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND387 BS-K of No 1651 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder near Woolfox Lodge in Rutland.  He is buried in Barking (Rippleside) Cemetery

04-Mar

HOWARD, AUGUSTUS  (1600185); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND387 BS-K of No 1651 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder near Woolfox Lodge in Rutland.  He is buried in Marlow Cemetery

04-Mar

PULLAN, WALTER JAMES  (1283964); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND387 BS-K of No 1651 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder near Woolfox Lodge in Rutland.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

04-Mar

TAYLOR, ALEXANDER WILLIAM (SANDY)  (2255216); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND387 BS-K of No 1651 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder near Woolfox Lodge in Rutland.  He is buried in Alyth Cemetery

04-Mar

WILSON, ROBERT BRUCE  (427358); age 23 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND387 BS-K of No 1651 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder near Woolfox Lodge in Rutland.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

04-Mar

McLELLAN, DONALD CAMPBELL  (424442); age 25 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD431 H4-V of No 1653 HCU, which bounced on landing and then struck an obstruction as it attempted a go-round, crashing near the village of Edith Weston.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

04-Mar

TRUSKETT, TERENCE GEORGE  (428001); age 24 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD431 H4-V of No 1653 HCU, which bounced on landing and then struck an obstruction as it attempted a go-round, crashing near the village of Edith Weston.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

04-Mar

YORKSTON, IAN BAILEY  (429072); age 25 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD431 H4-V of No 1653 HCU, which bounced on landing and then struck an obstruction as it attempted a go-round, crashing near the village of Edith Weston.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

04-Mar

DRAKE, BERNARD WILLIAM  (55096); age 24 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD431 H4-V of No 1653 HCU, which bounced on landing and then struck an obstruction as it attempted a go-round, crashing near the village of Edith Weston.  He is buried in Lutterworth (St Mary) Churchyard

04-Mar

GILBERT, DENNIS WILLIAM  (627389); age Unknown RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD431 H4-V of No 1653 HCU, which bounced on landing and then struck an obstruction as it attempted a go-round, crashing near the village of Edith Weston.  He is buried in Kirby Muxloe Cemetery

04-Mar

FORD, WILLIAM HENRY  (1535240); age 32 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD431 H4-V of No 1653 HCU, which bounced on landing and then struck an obstruction as it attempted a go-round, crashing near the village of Edith Weston.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

04-Mar

THOMPSON, JAMES  (3040793); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD431 H4-V of No 1653 HCU, which bounced on landing and then struck an obstruction as it attempted a go-round, crashing near the village of Edith Weston.  He is buried in Sunderland (Mere Knolls) Cemetery

04-Mar

LUTZ, ALFRED EDWARD  (429710); age 32 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM748 UG-H of No 1654 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder at Stapleford in Nottinghamshire.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

04-Mar

CHAPMAN, JOHN AUSTIN CHARLES  (164041); age 31 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM748 UG-H of No 1654 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder at Stapleford in Nottinghamshire.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Mar

COX, HENRY FRANCIS  (1583336); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM748 UG-H of No 1654 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder at Stapleford in Nottinghamshire.  He is buried in Birmingham (Brandwood End) Cemetery

04-Mar

FROST, HARRY  (1647508); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM748 UG-H of No 1654 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder at Stapleford in Nottinghamshire.  He is buried in Norton (St Andrew) Churchyard

04-Mar

SHAW, STANLEY  (958767); age 30 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM748 UG-H of No 1654 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder at Stapleford in Nottinghamshire.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Mar

WARBEY, ARTHUR FRANK  (1853234); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM748 UG-H of No 1654 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder at Stapleford in Nottinghamshire.  He is buried in Shilton (Holy Rood) Churchyard

04-Mar

DAVY, ALAN CHURCHILL  (1816775); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM748 UG-H of No 1654 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder at Stapleford in Nottinghamshire.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Mar

CAMPBELL, RODERICK  (1820283); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB118 UG-Q of No 1654 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder and crashed near Worksop in Nottinghamshire.  He is buried in Gamerig Cemetery

04-Mar

CLINKER, FRANCES ELSIE MAY  (2065275); age 22 WAAF

LACW

She was serving in the 1659 HCU and was killed in a Luftwaffe raid on Topcliffe.  She is buried in Bristol (Shirehampton) Cemetery

04-Mar

FORSTER, SIDNEY  (1589967); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA612 'S' of No 1664 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder and crashed at Brafferton near Thirsk in Yorkshire.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St Nicholas) Cemetery

04-Mar

BOARDMAN, LEONARD  (R/89500); age Unknown RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA612 'S' of No 1664 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder and crashed at Brafferton near Thirsk in Yorkshire.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

04-Mar

BUTTREY, JOHN WILLIAM  (R/123964); age 21 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA612 'S' of No 1664 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder and crashed at Brafferton near Thirsk in Yorkshire.  He is buried in Pulverbatch (St Edith) Churchyard

04-Mar

CHEVRIER, LAWRENCE THEODORE  (R/180951); age 23 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA612 'S' of No 1664 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder and crashed at Brafferton near Thirsk in Yorkshire.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

04-Mar

FIELDER, JOHN EDWARD  (R/278513); age 20 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA612 'S' of No 1664 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder and crashed at Brafferton near Thirsk in Yorkshire.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

04-Mar

GRIFFEY, KENNETH WILLIAM  (J/92644); age 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA612 'S' of No 1664 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder and crashed at Brafferton near Thirsk in Yorkshire.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

04-Mar

LLOYD, GEORGE HENRY  (J/42728); age 19 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA612 'S' of No 1664 HCU, which was shot down by an intruder and crashed at Brafferton near Thirsk in Yorkshire.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

04-Mar

FENDER, GEORGE  (1289807); age 33 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 3 GSTS at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Rome War Cemetery

04-Mar

BERNHART, PIERRE NICHOLAS  (J/25260); age 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, NV924 of No 56 OTU, which flew into the ground near Lowick in Northumberland whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

04-Mar

DICKSON, MATHEW GIBB  (1553470); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

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 Muna.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

04-Mar

THOMPSON, HENRY  (1007157); age 24 RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving at RAF Palembang when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Muna.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

04-Mar

COOPER, THOMAS BRUCE DFC (121725); age 34 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Kirmington and was killed whilst riding his motor cycle back to Kirmington and collided with a telegraph post.  He is buried in Tealby (All Saints) Churchyard and Extension

04-Mar

BOOTH, FRANK  (1069332); age 30 RAFVR

AC1

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

04-Mar

STARRITT, NORMAN STEWART  (1532771); age 27 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Lecumpher Presbyterian Churchyard

04-Mar

SUTTON, KENNETH  (172499); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

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 King Cross Methodist Chapelyard

04-Mar

HEELEY, ARTHUR  (157528); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF East Kirkby and died from wounds sustained the previous night caused by an explosive cannon shell fired by a Ju88 which attacked the station during Operation Gisela.  He is buried in Silkstone (All Saints) Churchyard.

04-Mar

WILLIAMS, TERENCE HENRY  (2207500); age 21 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 Weston super Mare.  He is buried in Aberdare Cemetery, Glamorganshire

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