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Casualties - 9 - 13 March 1945


09-Mar

PATON, JOHN CHARLES  (433130); age 30 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA254 WP-A of No 90 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a G-H raid against the Emscher Lippe benzol plant at Datteln.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

09-Mar

ALDHOUS, BERNARD JOSEPH  (179997); age 30 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA254 WP-A of No 90 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a G-H raid against the Emscher Lippe benzol plant at Datteln.  He is buried in Venray War Cemetery

09-Mar

FOY, CHARLES  (190367); age Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA254 WP-A of No 90 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a G-H raid against the Emscher Lippe benzol plant at Datteln.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

09-Mar

PALMER, CHARLES DIXON  (190381); age 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA254 WP-A of No 90 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a G-H raid against the Emscher Lippe benzol plant at Datteln.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

09-Mar

POWER, STEPHEN  (2220555); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA254 WP-A of No 90 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a G-H raid against the Emscher Lippe benzol plant at Datteln.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

09-Mar

SMEE, ALAN  (1872063); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA254 WP-A of No 90 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a G-H raid against the Emscher Lippe benzol plant at Datteln.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

09-Mar

SOUTH, RONALD  (195242); age 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA254 WP-A of No 90 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a G-H raid against the Emscher Lippe benzol plant at Datteln.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

09-Mar

SUTTON, FRANK GEORGE  (46841); age 31 RAF

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Swordfish III, NF407 of No 119 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce off the Belgian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

09-Mar

RADFORD, PAUL  (146678); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Swordfish III, NF407 of No 119 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce off the Belgian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

09-Mar

GLASSE, BASIL HENRY  (777859); age 25 RAFVR

WO

He was captured on 24 Aug 1942 following a raid on Frankfurt whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ831 of No 150 Sqn and died whilst being force marched between POW camps.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

09-Mar

ERASMUS, CHARLES DEREK  (160102); age Unknown RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, RB381 of No 193 Sqn, which came down near Raalte after being hit by debris.  He is buried in Raalte General Cemetery

09-Mar

SOMERSET, P B  (543126V); age Unknown SAAF

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk IV, FT865 of No 250 Sqn, which collided with FT882 of the same unit in the circuit at Cervia.  He is buried in Ravenna War Cemetery

09-Mar

TATTERSALL, D B  (542496V); age 21 SAAF

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk IV, FT882 of No 250 Sqn, which collided with FT882 of the same unit in the circuit at Cervia.  He is buried in Ravenna War Cemetery

09-Mar

HORNE, CECIL  (149125); age 37 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXX, MM787 of No 410 Sqn, which was lost in combat with an enemy aircraft during an evening patrol.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

09-Mar

STEELE, DONALD TOUSE  (J/9239); age 28 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXX, MM787 of No 410 Sqn, which was lost in combat with an enemy aircraft during an evening patrol.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

09-Mar

KLAPKEW, FRANCIS JOSEPH  (J/45220); age 27 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, R5561 'F' of No 418 Sqn, which crashed near Amersfoort during an evening patrol in the Osnabruck area , cause unknown.  He is buried in Putten General Cemetery

09-Mar

SHELDRICK, GEORGE IVAN  (J/12051); age 25 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, R5561 'F' of No 418 Sqn, which crashed near Amersfoort during an evening patrol in the Osnabruck area , cause unknown.  He is buried in Putten General Cemetery

09-Mar

PLATTS, GEORGE DFC (137655); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire XIX, RM631 of No 541 Sqn, which failed to return from a photo recce sortie over airfields in Northern Germany.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

09-Mar

BLUNSTONE, FRANK  (191791); age 31 RAFVR

Plt Off

He died from injuries in captivity sustained on 7 March 1945 whilst flying in Halifax III, LL558 LK-R of No 578 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and fighters during a raid to Hemmingstedt.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

09-Mar

FRY, JAMES FREDERIC  (1605929); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ349 'P' of No 605 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie.  He is buried in Ede General Cemetery

09-Mar

OLDHAM, WILLIAM GERALD  (J/14716); age 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ349 'P' of No 605 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie.  He is buried in Ede General Cemetery

09-Mar

SMITH, JOSEPH HENRY  (1030298); age 33 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 Sandakan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

09-Mar

EDWARDS, ALAN REGINALD  (1339063); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, DE473 of No 16 EFTS, which collided with Halifax, NA317 of No 1664 HCU on the approach to Abbotts Bromley.  He is buried in Repton (St Wystan) Churchyard

09-Mar

KEAY, ALAN JOHN MCLAREN  (305234); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, DE473 of No 16 EFTS, which collided with Halifax, NA317 of No 1664 HCU on the approach to Abbotts Bromley.  He is buried in Repton (St Wystan) Churchyard

09-Mar

DINSDALE, GEORGE  (1596611); age 33 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NA317 of No 1665 HCU, which collided with Tiger Moth, DED473 of No 16 EFTS as it flew at low level across the airfield at Abbotts Bromley.  He is buried in Pateley Bridge Cemetery

09-Mar

FORBES, JAMES  (1821484); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NA317 of No 1665 HCU, which collided with Tiger Moth, DED473 of No 16 EFTS as it flew at low level across the airfield at Abbotts Bromley.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Grove) Cemetery

09-Mar

HEMMINGS, ALEXANDER GEORGE  (191881); age 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NA317 of No 1665 HCU, which collided with Tiger Moth, DED473 of No 16 EFTS as it flew at low level across the airfield at Abbotts Bromley.  He is buried in Willian (All Saints) Churchyard

09-Mar

MILLARD, KENNETH  (191418); age 28 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NA317 of No 1665 HCU, which collided with Tiger Moth, DED473 of No 16 EFTS as it flew at low level across the airfield at Abbotts Bromley.  He is buried in Sheffield (Abbey Lane) Cemetery

09-Mar

RICHMAN, PETER  (1275699); age 30 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NA317 of No 1665 HCU, which collided with Tiger Moth, DED473 of No 16 EFTS as it flew at low level across the airfield at Abbotts Bromley.  He is buried in Stafford Cemetery

09-Mar

CAIRNS, JOHN WELDON  (J/43529); age 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NA317 of No 1665 HCU, which collided with Tiger Moth, DED473 of No 16 EFTS as it flew at low level across the airfield at Abbotts Bromley.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

09-Mar

WICKS, JOHN  (1017323); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

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

09-Mar

HAJEK, KAREL  (788450); age 31 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XII, HK227 of No 51 OTU, which crashed on an overshoot at Cranfield after he lost control.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

09-Mar

RASKA, FRAKTISEK  (787534); age 27 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XII, HK227 of No 51 OTU, which crashed on an overshoot at Cranfield after he lost control.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

09-Mar

DAVIES, GEORGE JOSIAH WILLIAM  (1084953); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

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

09-Mar

JOHNSON, JAMES PAUL  (1477086); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Lichfield.  He is buried in Swadlincote District (Church Gresley) Cemetery

09-Mar

MANSFIELD, WILLIAM  (1326666); age 56 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and he possibly died in a hospital in Pembroke.  His death is registered in Pembroke.  He is buried in Pembroke (St Daniel) Churchyard

09-Mar

CRIBB, ANTHONY CAMPBELL  (944695); age 25 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 Surrey S W.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

10-Mar

MacGREGOR, IAN JAMES  (181096); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IV, KX583 of No 6 Sqn, which was shot down near Lussin by flak.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

10-Mar

HOLLISS, WILLIAM HENRY  (1576703); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PL355 of No 43 Sqn, which was shot down by flak.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

10-Mar

JENNINGS, PATRICK SYLVESTER  (R/69427); age 22 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, RK916 of No 72 Sqn, which blew up after being hit by flak during an attack on an arms dump near Lenago.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

10-Mar

HARRIS, ERNEST THOMAS GEORGE  (165387); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR254 of No 107 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on railway targets in the Hamm area.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

10-Mar

O'SULLIVAN, ROBERT J.  (J/27021); age 25 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR254 of No 107 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on railway targets in the Hamm area.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

10-Mar

DUTTON, KENNETH  (179354); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 255 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

10-Mar

WALKER, JOHN DENIS  (179365); age 27 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 255 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

10-Mar

GOODYEAR, NORMAN  (1325399); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIII, MM527 of No 256 Sqn, which ditched in the Po Estuary after its nose was lost on firing the cannons and debris damaged the engines.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

10-Mar

MARTIN, ERNEST WILLIAM  (J/12780); age Unknown RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MK216 of No 441 Sqn, which disappeared over the sea during a practice interception off Ronaldsay in the Orkneys.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-Mar

OATES, WILLIAM ARNOLD  (1379299); age 35 RAFVR

WO

He was serving with No 524 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Fakenham.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery

10-Mar

SIMMONDS, SYDNEY JOHN  (195496); age 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was serving with No 524 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Fakenham (John S).  He is buried in Kensal Green (St Mary's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

10-Mar

WILLIAMS, ALBERT JOHN  (181041); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 612 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Fakenham.  He is buried in Lanivet Church Cemetery

10-Mar

HARRISON, JAMES JOHN  (1359297); age 33 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2763 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in St Ives, Hunts 2 Qtr.  He is buried in Rutherglen Cemetery

10-Mar

CARLYLE, WILLIAM JAMES  (651952); age 24 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW832 'R' of No 15 Sqn SAAF, which flew into a mountain whilst descending in haze during an armed recce in the Po Valley.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

10-Mar

CHATTERIS, WILLIAM GEORGE  (146883); age 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW832 'R' of No 15 Sqn SAAF, which flew into a mountain whilst descending in haze during an armed recce in the Po Valley.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

10-Mar

BLAIR, JOHN COULTER  (125998); age 31 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito III, LR526 of No 16 OTU, which dived into the ground on the approach to Upper Heyford during a night solo flight.  He is buried in Mallusk Cemetery

10-Mar

FARDELL, ASHLEY STANLEY JOHN  (107517); age 34 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito III, RR287 of No 16 OTU, which flew into trees near Barford St John after power was lost during night circuit training.  He is buried in Petersfield Cemetery

10-Mar

HOWELL, JOHN GEORGE DFC (185230); age 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito III, RR287 of No 16 OTU, which flew into trees near Barford St John after power was lost during night circuit training.  He is buried in Ipswich Cemetery

10-Mar

ZGAINSKI, Bolesaw (P.704637); age 27 PAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, FZ150  of No 61 OTU, which crashed near Rednal after hitting a post whilst practising low level attacks.  He is buried in Arnold Cemetery

10-Mar

DIAMOND, JOSEPH FRANCIS  (1795097); age Unknown RAFVR

Act Cpl (LAC)

He was serving with RAF Police Unit, 84 Grp at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

10-Mar

HATTON, JAMES HENRY (HARRY)  (1090631); age 39 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 Acle.  He is buried in Birkenhead (Landican) Cemetery

10-Mar

DAVENPORT, ALBERT LESLIE  (616513); age 40 RAF

Cpl

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

10-Mar

COLLINS, HERBERT HARRY JAMES  (1011910); age 31 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK  at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but possibly occurred in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge, his death being registered in Uxbridge.  He is buried in Woodgrange Park Cemetery, East Ham

10-Mar

COOK, LESLIE JOHN  (1541354); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 1652 HCU and was killed when Halifax, NR282 swung on take off and collided with Halifax, LK786 on which he was changing a tyre.  He is buried in Bradford (Bowling) Cemetery.

10-Mar

McMILLAN, DONALD  (1269034); age 36 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving with No 1652 HCU and was killed when Halifax, NR282 swung on take off and collided with Halifax, LK786 on which he was changing a tyre.  He is buried in Campbeltown (Kilkerran) Cemetery.

11-Mar

JONES, OWAIN GWYNFOR  (570249); age 25 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mustang III, KH635 of No 112 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an attack on bridges across the River Po.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

11-Mar

PATON, ANTHONY KEITH MCGREGOR  (183587); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JG568 of No 132 Sqn, which crashed near Vavuniya.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

11-Mar

COLE, CECIL  (1621978); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG201 P4-T of No 153 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

11-Mar

CRADDOCK, SYDNEY  (1680404); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG201 P4-T of No 153 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Mar

GIBBINS, ERIC WILLIAM  (173411); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG201 P4-T of No 153 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

11-Mar

GOUGH, BERNARD TERENCE  (1807770); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG201 P4-T of No 153 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

11-Mar

MITCHELL, JOHN  (1675573); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG201 P4-T of No 153 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Mar

SHIELD, WILLIAM LEONARD  (196126); age 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG201 P4-T of No 153 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

11-Mar

WEST, EDWARD THOMAS  (1247383); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG201 P4-T of No 153 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

11-Mar

MULLANEY, JAMES  (1105761); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 211 when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Brunei.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

11-Mar

GATES, ALFRED IZZARD  (1099099); age 34 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 211 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

11-Mar

IAGO, IAN ROBERT HENRY  (1795095); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Mustang III, KH598 or Mustang IVA, KH693 of No 213 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Kraljevica/was shot down by flak over Cherso Bay.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

11-Mar

JOHNSTON, PETER MICHAEL AMBROSE  (1383891); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Mustang III, KH598 or Mustang IVA, KH694 of No 213 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Kraljevica/was shot down by flak over Cherso Bay.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

11-Mar

LANGLEY, EDWARD CHARLES PAKES (TEDDY)  (1397314); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE218 of No 254 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Binbrook.  He is buried in Rottingean (St Margaret) Churchyard

11-Mar

STEWART, RICHARD BELL  (1564773); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE218 of No 254 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Binbrook.  He is buried in Tollcross (Central) Churchyard

11-Mar

WILKINS, REGINALD SIDNEY  (644371); age Unknown RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG850 'Y' of No 354 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

11-Mar

AGNEW, DAVID LAWRENCE  (1339644); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG850 'Y' of No 354 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

11-Mar

LEESE, CHARLES EDWIN  (163697); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG850 'Y' of No 354 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

11-Mar

LENNANE, JAMES  (1863110); age 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG850 'Y' of No 354 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

11-Mar

MAXTED, FRANK  (2221326); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG850 'Y' of No 354 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

11-Mar

McCREESH, DONALD GEORGE  (176957); age 26 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG850 'Y' of No 354 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

11-Mar

MOULD, DENNIS LEONARD  (1819680); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG850 'Y' of No 354 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

11-Mar

STRINGFIELD, NORMAN JOHN  (1021370); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG850 'Y' of No 354 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

11-Mar

EASTON, EDMUND LEONARD  (J/42070); age 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG850 'Y' of No 354 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

11-Mar

FAWTHROP, DONALD ARTHUR  (J/9737); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XVI, RK910 of No 421 Sqn, which came down near Gutersloh following an engine failure during a sweep.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

11-Mar

BISHOP , HUBERT GEORGE DFC (J/92591); age Unknown RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB853 SE-A of No 431 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

11-Mar

DAVENPORT, RALPH FREDERICK  (C/190); age 32 RCAF

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB853 SE-A of No 431 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

11-Mar

FRASER, CHARLES WILLIAM  (J/95308); age 24 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB853 SE-A of No 431 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

11-Mar

HECTOR, DONAL KEVIN JOSEPH  (J/40804); age 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB853 SE-A of No 431 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

11-Mar

LECKY, CLARENCE REGINALD  (J/94158); age 28 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB853 SE-A of No 431 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Venray War Cemetery

11-Mar

PETTIFOR, ARTHUR CLIFFORD  (C/95400); age 29 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB853 SE-A of No 431 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

11-Mar

RINK, WENDELIN  (J/40335); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB853 SE-A of No 431 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

11-Mar

JONES, WILLIAM THOMAS  (185500); age 37 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB834 WL-Y of No 434 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

11-Mar

FERN, RAYMOND JOHN  (J/15681); age 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB834 WL-Y of No 434 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

11-Mar

LATREMOUILLE, JOE RICHARD  (J/17438); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB834 WL-Y of No 434 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

11-Mar

ROWE, ALFRED GEORGE  (J/16574); age 24 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB834 WL-Y of No 434 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

11-Mar

SCOTT, GIBSON  (J/18994); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB834 WL-Y of No 434 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target area during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

11-Mar

ORCHARD, NORMAN HENRY  (419136); age 20 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM130 JO-N of No 463 Sqn, which collided with Hurricane, PZ740 and crashed Blankney Lincolnshire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

11-Mar

ELCOME, WILLIAM FREDERICK HENRY  (1891920); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM130 JO-N of No 463 Sqn, which collided with Hurricane, PZ740 and crashed Blankney Lincolnshire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

11-Mar

NEALE, REGINALD FREDERICK  (1386352); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM130 JO-N of No 463 Sqn, which collided with Hurricane, PZ740 and crashed Blankney Lincolnshire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

11-Mar

PATCH, BERNARD JOHN  (1812236); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM130 JO-N of No 463 Sqn, which collided with Hurricane, PZ740 and crashed Blankney Lincolnshire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

11-Mar

ROLLINS, HAROLD  (1588200); age 31 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM130 JO-N of No 463 Sqn, which collided with Hurricane, PZ740 and crashed Blankney Lincolnshire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Leigh Cemetery

11-Mar

SHAW, HAROLD  (1811658); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM130 JO-N of No 463 Sqn, which collided with Hurricane, PZ740 and crashed Blankney Lincolnshire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Heckmondwike Cemetery

11-Mar

WARES, ALASTAIR JAMES DALLAS  (1895579); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was flying in Lancaster III, ND735 F2-P of No 635 Sqn, when he was captured on 8 Mar 1945 following a raid on Dessau, later being killed during an air raid.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

11-Mar

WAUGH, ALEXANDER WILLIAM  (413460); age 30 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, PF450 of No 692 Sqn, which crashed on an overshoot after turning back from a raid to Berlin with engine trouble.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

11-Mar

PUGH, ERNEST  (855856); age 47 AuxAF

AC1

He was serving with No 922 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Warrington.  He is buried in Warrington Cemetery

11-Mar

PARLATO, SIDNEY FREDERICK DFC (415778); age 34 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, PZ740 of No 1690 Flt, which collided with Lancaster, LM130 of No 463 Sqn during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

11-Mar

NUNN, ARTHUR JOSEPH  (1800874); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, DE171 of 2 FIS, which crashed at Craig of Garvock near Laurencekirk after losing a wing during recovery from a dive.  He is buried in Woolwich Cemetery

11-Mar

CROSSLEY, IAN WILLIAM (154115); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, DE171 of 2 FIS, which crashed at Craig of Garvock near Laurencekirk after losing a wing during recovery from a dive.  He is buried in Arkesden (St Mary the Virgin) Churchyard.

11-Mar

LAMB, JOHN  (1468853); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 27 AS at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bloemfontein (Hamilton) War Cemetery

11-Mar

EGAN, JAMES RICHARD (); age  Army

Sgt

A member of the Glider Pilot Regiment, he was killed whilst flying in Master II, EM408 of No 3 GTS, which hit the ground after recovering from a spun after stalling in a steep turn.  

11-Mar

LEACH, ARTHUR EDWARD  (1459612); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, EM408 of No 3 GTS, which hit the ground after recovering from a spun after stalling in a steep turn.  He is buried in Denton Cemetery

11-Mar

BROOKER, BERNARD CHAPMAN  (172486); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Lt

A member of No 156 Sqn he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB669 borrowed from the PFNTU, which crashed near Molesworth during a training flight.  He is buried in Peterborough (Eastfield) Cemetery

11-Mar

OLDFIELD, STANLEY  (650144); age 21 RAFVR

WO

A member of No 156 Sqn he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB669 borrowed from the PFNTU, which crashed near Molesworth during a training flight.  He is buried in Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery

11-Mar

PILE, KENNETH LAURENCE  (183091); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

A member of No 156 Sqn he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB669 borrowed from the PFNTU, which crashed near Molesworth during a training flight.  He is buried in Mitcham (London Road) Cemetery

11-Mar

ROBERTSON, JOHN  (139238); age 29 RAFVR

Flt Lt

A member of No 156 Sqn he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB669 borrowed from the PFNTU, which crashed near Molesworth during a training flight.  He is buried in Woodhall Spa Cemetery

11-Mar

ROBSON, CLIFFORD ALLAN  (52699); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

A member of No 156 Sqn he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB669 borrowed from the PFNTU, which crashed near Molesworth during a training flight.  He is buried in Hampreston (All Saints) Churchyard

11-Mar

STEWART, ALASTAIR MACKICHAN  (122098); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

A member of No 156 Sqn he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB669 borrowed from the PFNTU, which crashed near Molesworth during a training flight.  He is buried in Greenock Cemetery

11-Mar

KIDD, DENNIS WILLIAM  (1807467); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

A member of No 156 Sqn he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB670 borrowed from the PFNTU, which crashed near Molesworth during a training flight.  He is buried in Bexley Heath Cemetery

11-Mar

DIEMER , ARTHUR COLIN  (131121); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

A member of No 156 Sqn he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB671 borrowed from the PFNTU, which crashed near Molesworth during a training flight.  He was cremated at Newcastle-upon-Tyne (West Road) Crematorium

11-Mar

HENSON, LESLIE  (1437101); age 21 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 East Elloe.  He is buried in Gedney Hill (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

11-Mar

BATES, JOHN  (1165087); age Unknown 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 Grimsby (33).  He is buried in Healing (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard

12-Mar

HILL, MICHAEL ROWLAND  (72467); age Unknown RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, KH444 of No 19 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s whilst escorting the Banff Strike Wing over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

CARTER, FRANCIS EDWARD  (2221973); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LM131 PM-V of No 103 Sqn, which he abandoned over the Lincolnshire coast on its return from a raid to Dortmund after a bomb had become embedded in the wing, but his parachute failed to deploy.  He is buried in Denton (St Margaret) New Churchyard

12-Mar

O'BRIEN, GEORGE JOHN PATRICK  (423174); age 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA503 ZN-B of No 106 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Dortmund.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

BAKER, FRANK ERNEST  (49319); age 29 RAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA503 ZN-B of No 106 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Dortmund.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

CARTER, DONOVAN YUKIN  (1594696); age 33 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA503 ZN-B of No 106 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Dortmund.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

COOPER, WILLIAM JOSEPH  (1577019); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA503 ZN-B of No 106 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Dortmund.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

HARDING, HERBERT GEORGE  (1601210); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA503 ZN-B of No 106 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Dortmund.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

HAW, KENNETH ROBERT  (1595485); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA503 ZN-B of No 106 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Dortmund.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

GILLENDER, HUNTER  (R/192634); age 21 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA503 ZN-B of No 106 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Dortmund.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

CALDER, LEWIS WALTER  (427416); age 23 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was flying in Halifax II, JD319 of No 148 Sqn, which was lost on a sortie to Maribor on 17 Oct 1944 and was probably captured, he may have died in captivity.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

12-Mar

JACKSON, WILLIAM THOMAS  (154544); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV560 of No 177 Sqn, which failed to return from a ground attack sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

12-Mar

MILLIS, JOHN EDWARD  (53252); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV560 of No 177 Sqn, which failed to return from a ground attack sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

12-Mar

ABBOTT, BRUCE ANDREW STANLEY  (422360); age 21 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR632 'Q' of No 248 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy fighter whilst returning from an anti-shipping strike in the Skaggerak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

MOFFAT, RAYMOND WILLIAM  (414587); age 23 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR632 'Q' of No 248 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy fighter whilst returning from an anti-shipping strike in the Skaggerak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

BRYANT, JOHN DERRICK  (418625); age 30 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB187 AR-E of No 460 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Mar

BURGESS, GEORGE LEONARD  (423053); age 24 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB187 AR-E of No 460 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Mar

BROWN, PHILIP JOHN  (2225786); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB187 AR-E of No 460 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Mar

GRUNDY, KENNETH  (1892367); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB187 AR-E of No 460 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Mar

LITTLE, DEREK ARTHUR  (1802092); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB187 AR-E of No 460 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Mar

SWEETMAN, PETER CHARLES  (1398175); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB187 AR-E of No 460 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

12-Mar

BROCK, GEORGE HERBERT  (429138); age 22 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXX, MT484 of No 488 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Gilze-Rijen after hitting a barn at the end of the runway.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

12-Mar

MALLON, THOMAS ALEXANDER  (415348); age 30 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXX, MT484 of No 488 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Gilze-Rijen after hitting a barn at the end of the runway.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

12-Mar

LOCK, KENNETH  (127230); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 681 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata

12-Mar

PARKER, FREDERICK HARTINGTON  (523222); age 24/25 RAF

Cpl

He was serving in the Far East (unit unknown) when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Sandakan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

12-Mar

FORD, LEONARD ALBERT  (1232649); age 24 RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving with No 151 MU 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

12-Mar

EYLES, WILLIAM ARTHUR RAYMOND  (1026512); age 31 RAFVR

LAC

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

12-Mar

PITTENDREIGH, WILLIAM  (536640); age 26 RAF

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 Sandakan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

12-Mar

RIGBY, WILLIAM  (991984); age 26 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 52 MU when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Brunei.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

12-Mar

GILL, FRANCIS  (1685549); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JR212 of No 55 OTU, which flew into the River Severn during recovery from a RP practice attack.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

STAIRS, GEORGE WILLIAM  (R/104940); age 22 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire, EN652 of No 80 OTU, which crashed into the sea whilst off course on a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Mar

MARTIN, RONALD  (147200); age 34 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, BA238 of No 12 (P) AFU, which struck trees and crashed near Chartley during a night flying exercise.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium.

12-Mar

GREEN, RONALD ARTHUR  (55541); age 24 RAF

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 West Cheshire.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

13-Mar

HAYWOOD, ROBERT ALFRED  (J/5234); age 25 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, FB359 of No 19 Sqn, which dived into the ground at high speed during an air test.  He is buried in Longside Cemetery

13-Mar

OATS, VICTOR RUNDLE  (34246); age 29 RAF

Wg Cdr

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

13-Mar

GUBBINGS, FREDERICK CHARLES  (1800005); age 23 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

13-Mar

CALLAS, MANUEL  (69541); age 27 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ436 'Z' of No 23 Sqn, which was lost on an intruder sortie to airfields at Handorf and Munster.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

13-Mar

LIGNON, E (); age Intruder

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ436 'Z' of No 23 Sqn, which was lost on an intruder sortie to airfields at Handorf and Munster.  

13-Mar

GORRINGE, THOMAS E.  (650570); age 23 RAF

LAC

He had been serving with No 84 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity, whilst being held in a camp at Yawata in Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery

13-Mar

PORTER, HARVEY JAMES  (433742); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME449 PM-T of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Lyne on Jutland during a Gardening sortie to the Kattegat.  He is buried in Tarm Isolated Graves

13-Mar

MORRIS, DONALD  (3040748); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME449 PM-T of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Lyne on Jutland during a Gardening sortie to the Kattegat.  He is buried in Tarm Isolated Graves

13-Mar

TAYLOR, JACK HUGH  (1336991); age 35 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG263 IQ-A of No 150 Sqn, which was abandoned on the return from a raid to Gelsenkirchen following a double engine fire but he was unable to get out of the aircraft.  He is buried in Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery

13-Mar

McMINN, REGINALD JOHN  (1565939); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA526 P4-J of No 153 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Danish coast during a Gardening sortie to the Kattegat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Mar

AYRES, KENNETH ALBERT  (161085); age 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA526 P4-J of No 153 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Danish coast during a Gardening sortie to the Kattegat.  He is buried in Tranebjaerg Churchyard

13-Mar

COX, DERRICK  (3050655); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA526 P4-J of No 153 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Danish coast during a Gardening sortie to the Kattegat.  He is buried in Tranebjaerg Churchyard

13-Mar

HEAD, DENNIS  (1867797); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA526 P4-J of No 153 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Danish coast during a Gardening sortie to the Kattegat.  He is buried in Tranebjaerg Churchyard

13-Mar

TAYLOR, WILLIAM CHARLES  (1897176); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA526 P4-J of No 153 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Danish coast during a Gardening sortie to the Kattegat.  He is buried in Tranebjaerg Churchyard

13-Mar

WILSON, ROBERT  (1597046); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA526 P4-J of No 153 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Danish coast during a Gardening sortie to the Kattegat.  He is buried in Tranebjaerg Churchyard

13-Mar

ROWE, ALFRED FRANK  (428793); age 22 RAAF

Fg Off

He was flying in Mustang III, FB394 'P' of No 165 Sqn, which he abandoned over the sea following an engine failure near Bielefeld during a Ramrod but he could not be found by the ASR service.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

13-Mar

CHAMBERS, JOHN ANTHONY  (1587810); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 180 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

13-Mar

DICKSON, RONALD JAMES  (1896920); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 180 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

13-Mar

KING, LESLIE  (1881909); age 26 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 180 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

13-Mar

MAIR, MATTHEW WYLIE  (186616); age 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was serving with No 180 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

13-Mar

WILLIAMS, JOHN  (50844); age 27 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Argus II, FZ786 of No 215 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing on a railway line near Ishurdi in Burma.  He is buried in Maymamati War Cemetery

13-Mar

GARDNER, MURRAY MACDONALD  (C/21515); age 28 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Argus II, FZ786 of No 215 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing on a railway line near Ishurdi in Burma.  He is buried in Maymamati War Cemetery

13-Mar

GILBERT, EDWARD FRANKLIN  (J/25446); age 26 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Argus II, FZ786 of No 215 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing on a railway line near Ishurdi in Burma.  He is buried in Maymamati War Cemetery

13-Mar

PRYKIEL, Edward (P.1616); age 26 PAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN298  of No 238 Sqn, which broke up in the air whilst flying in cloud near Riazmunshir/Fenny in Bengal, India.  He is buried in Maymamati War Cemetery

13-Mar

GARBEN, J W (); age Sweep

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PL1625 of No 331 Sqn, which was shot down near Rodenkirchen whilst attacking ground targets on a sweep to Wesel.  

13-Mar

ORR, THOMAS  (1825841); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG233 BM-E of No 433 Sqn, which was lost over the sea during a Gardening sortie to the Kattegat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Mar

FARRELL, JAMES PAUL  (J/39529); age 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG233 BM-E of No 433 Sqn, which was lost over the sea during a Gardening sortie to the Kattegat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Mar

HODGE, DANIEL WILLIAM  (J/95309); age 19 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG233 BM-E of No 433 Sqn, which was lost over the sea during a Gardening sortie to the Kattegat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Mar

KENNEDY, GEORGE ALEXANDER  (J/93156); age 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG233 BM-E of No 433 Sqn, which was lost over the sea during a Gardening sortie to the Kattegat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Mar

PIERSON, THOMAS CLYDE  (J/95468); age 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG233 BM-E of No 433 Sqn, which was lost over the sea during a Gardening sortie to the Kattegat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Mar

PLANTE, ARTHUR VINCENT  (J/41513); age 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG233 BM-E of No 433 Sqn, which was lost over the sea during a Gardening sortie to the Kattegat.  He is buried in Horsens West Church Cemetery

13-Mar

WILSON, JAMES HOWARD  (J/95505); age 29 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG233 BM-E of No 433 Sqn, which was lost over the sea during a Gardening sortie to the Kattegat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Mar

WELSH, CHARLES GALLAGHER  (1837071); age 30 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax, RG384 of No 462 Sqn, which he was killed when the aircraft was hit by flak over the target during a raid on Frankfurt.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

13-Mar

CARPENTER, ALBERT JOHN  (2245973); age 36 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving with No 951 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Southend on Sea 2 Qtr.  He is buried in Bexley Heath Cemetery

13-Mar

SWINDELL, GEORGE  (1103688); age 32 RAFVR

LAC

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

13-Mar

HANDLEY, ERNEST  (1537187); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 114 AMES at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

13-Mar

WALTERS, ALFRED JOHN  (1370713); age 25 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 122 SP at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Toulouse (La Fourguette) Communal Cemetery

13-Mar

McCONNELL, WILLIAM STEWART  (1107403); age 25 RAFVR

AC1

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

13-Mar

PHILLIPS, DAVID GLYN  (1255877); age 36 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with ABDAIR 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

13-Mar

GILDER, ARTHUR JAMES  (1289933); age 38 RAF

LAC

He had been serving at RAF Seleter 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

13-Mar

OLIVER, THOMAS  (135909); age 31 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He had been a member of No 190 and was shot down over Arnhem whilst flying in Stirling IV, EF260 on 20 Sep 1944. He was hidden from the Germans by the Dutch Resistance and later repatriated to the UK but during his time in Holland he was hidden in a chicken run and sustained scratches from the chickens.  On his return he was admitted to hospital due to the scratches having become infected resulting in his death from septicaemia.  He is buried in or was cremated at Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium.

13-Mar

SMITH, SQUIRE  (344673); age 42 RAF

Sgt

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

13-Mar

BILLS, BERNARD WALDEMAR  (1413033); age 28 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 Watford.  He was cremated at Birmingham (Perry Bar) Crematorium

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