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Casualties - 18 - 20 March 1945


18-Mar

MAITLAND, COLIN EDWARD  (102627); age Unknown RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XIV, RM812 of No 2 Sqn, which he abandoned near Emmerich after being hit by flak, but he was too low for his parachute to deploy correctly.  He is buried in Doetinchem (Loolaan) General Cemetery

18-Mar

HUGHES, DONALD JOHN  (1873494); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was flying in Lancaster I, NG352 EA-J of No 49 Sqn, on a raid to Wurzburg when he was captured on 16 Mar 1945 but fell into the hands of Joseph Axt of the SS who shot him.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

18-Mar

HARROP, SIDNEY JAMES  (186871); age 24 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXX, NT254 of No 85 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an anti-intruder patrol off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Mar

REDMOND, GEORGE CLEMENT  (1381101); age 33 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXX, NT254 of No 85 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an anti-intruder patrol off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Mar

HUNT, MAURICE LEONARD  (421372); age 24 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA546 'J' of No 227 Sqn, which crashed near Bad Winddshelm on a raid to Lutzkendorf on 14/15 Mar 1945.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

18-Mar

HEDLEY, VERNON JAMES  (409303); age 24 RAAF

Fg Off

He was flying in Lancaster I, PB816 AR-E2 of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down near Spielbach on 16 Mar 1945.  He survived the crash and managed to evade until he was spotted in a wood, where he was shot by a member of the Volkssturm.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

18-Mar

McFARLANE, JOHN GEORGE FOSSETT  (1324949); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 622 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Conway.  He is buried in Penmaenmawr (Dwygyfylchi) Cemetery

18-Mar

WHITE, JAMES WILLIAM  (871022); age 35 AuxAF

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Hull of No 944 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Hull Eastern Cemetery

18-Mar

RIGBY, THOMAS EDWARD  (1513379); age 42 RAFVR

LAC

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

18-Mar

URRY, FRED  (942171); age 27 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 153 MU when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Sandakan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

18-Mar

STENHOUSE, ROBERT CRAIG  (R/79565); age 25 RCAF

Cpl

He was serving with No 62 Base when he died from injuries in Darlington Memorial Hospital after being struck by a bus on 16 Mar 1945.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

18-Mar

WRAGG, ERNEST  (1499501); age 24 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

18-Mar

COOK, CYRIL ERNEST  (1644369); age 23 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 Depwade (25).  He is buried in Tottenham Cemetery

18-Mar

DAVISON, EDWARD ANDERSON  (1223093); age 33 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 Eastbourne.  He is buried in Worthing (Durrington) Cemetery

19-Mar

BIGGS, SIDNEY CHARLES  (1164957); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IID, HW834 of No 11 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Milaungbya.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

19-Mar

DE VIS, SELWYN GEORGE  (423449); age 21 RAAF

Plt Off

He was flying in Halifax VI, RG529 KN-C of No 77 Sqn, and may have been one of two unidentified airmen who baled out of the aircraft, was captured and then executed by their captors.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

19-Mar

ANDERSON, JOHN ALEXANDER  (195050); age 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was flying in Halifax VI, RG529 KN-C of No 77 Sqn, and may have been one of two unidentified airmen who baled out of the aircraft, was captured and then executed by their captors.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

19-Mar

DYKE, JAMES  (2221046); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was flying in Halifax VI, RG529 KN-C of No 77 Sqn, and may have been one of two unidentified airmen who baled out of the aircraft, was captured and then executed by their captors.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

19-Mar

EDWARDS, WILLIAM JAMES  (195404); age 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was flying in Halifax VI, RG529 KN-C of No 77 Sqn, and being wounded, abandoned the aircraft successfully. Captured he was taken to a Civilian Internment Camp and from there to a wood near Balken where he was shot.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

19-Mar

KERR, THOMAS MACDONALD  (191000); age Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was flying in Halifax VI, RG529 KN-C of No 77 Sqn, and he may have been one of two unidentified airmen who baled out of this aircraft, being captured and them executed by their captors.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

19-Mar

PEARCE, ROBERT ALAN CLARK  (1593715); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was flying in Halifax VI, RG529 KN-C of No 77 Sqn, and he may have been one of two unidentified airmen who baled out of this aircraft, being captured and them executed by their captors.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

19-Mar

WARD, EDWIN  (162829); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was flying in Halifax VI, RG529 KN-C of No 77 Sqn, and he may have been one of two unidentified airmen who baled out of this aircraft, being captured and them executed by their captors.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

19-Mar

BIRKETT, WILLIAM NORMAN  (1671448); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, PP179 DY-A of No 102 Sqn, which came down at Dortmund-Brechton during a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

19-Mar

EMERSON, GEORGE ERNEST  (1898571); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, PP179 DY-A of No 102 Sqn, which came down at Dortmund-Brechton during a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

19-Mar

FRASER, JAMES GIBSON  (1566603); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, PP179 DY-A of No 102 Sqn, which came down at Dortmund-Brechton during a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

19-Mar

GRIMSDELL, GEOFFREY ROY  (1852991); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, PP179 DY-A of No 102 Sqn, which came down at Dortmund-Brechton during a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

19-Mar

HICK, EDWIN GEORGE  (1852888); age 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, PP179 DY-A of No 102 Sqn, which came down at Dortmund-Brechton during a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

19-Mar

JEFF, ROYSTON DONALD  (150247); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, PP179 DY-A of No 102 Sqn, which came down at Dortmund-Brechton during a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

19-Mar

SUTHERLAND, VINCENT JOSEPH  (1397821); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, PP179 DY-A of No 102 Sqn, which came down at Dortmund-Brechton during a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

19-Mar

ESSEX, ADRIAN WEST  (417354); age 22 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG491 PM-R of No 103 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Hanau.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Mar

ALDRIDGE, JOHN EDWARD  (651629); age 24 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG491 PM-R of No 103 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Hanau.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Mar

ARMITAGE, STANLEY  (1590063); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG491 PM-R of No 103 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Hanau.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Mar

GREGORY, CHARLES HENRY  (1596752); age 34 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG491 PM-R of No 103 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Hanau.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Mar

JEWISS, WALTER JAMES  (1337264); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG491 PM-R of No 103 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Hanau.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Mar

PENDLETON, LEONARD  (3051692); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG491 PM-R of No 103 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Hanau.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Mar

WHITEING, ALBERT EDWARD  (1801096); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG491 PM-R of No 103 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Hanau.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Mar

KING, LEONARD FRANK DOUGLAS  (42612); age 26 RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, MM170 GB-D of No 105 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Witten.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Mar

TOUGH, DOUGLAS POLLOCK  (123616); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, MM170 GB-D of No 105 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Witten.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Mar

ASHTON, ARNOLD  (1139291); age 21 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, MM298 of No 140 Sqn, which crashed into a vehicle at Melsbroek after swinging on take off for a photo recce sortie.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

19-Mar

THOMPSON, SYDNEY AFC (119077); age 28 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, MM298 of No 140 Sqn, which crashed into a vehicle at Melsbroek after swinging on take off for a photo recce sortie.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

19-Mar

DANE, GEORGE ALFRED  (1399655); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 149 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Downham.  He is buried in or was cremated at Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium

19-Mar

SAVAGE, MICHAEL  (33370); age 26 RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, RB214 'B' of No 175 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Hamm.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

19-Mar

BRETT, PHILLIP JAMES  (565691); age 31 RAF

Sgt

He had been serving with No 205 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being force marched across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

19-Mar

TUGWELL, WILLIAM PERCIVAL  (621324); age 26 RAF

WO

He had been serving with No 205 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being force marched across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

19-Mar

McDONALD, JOHN SWAN  (R/145804); age 21 RCAF

WO I

He was captured on 21 Jun 1943 following a raid on Krefeld whilst flying in Stirling, BK722 of No 218 Sqn, but died from diphtheria in Stalag 357.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

19-Mar

JOYNT, ALFRED EARL  (J/29889); age 28 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MA311 of No 225 Sqn, which he baled out following an engine failure in the Reggio area of Italy but his parachute became entangled with his wing and he was killed in the crash.  He is buried in Milan War Cemetery

19-Mar

SAWICKI, Stanislaw (P.1576); age 31 PAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, FX860  of No 309 Sqn, which crash landed at Broomfield near Chelmsford following an engine failures on its return from an operational sortie.  He is buried in North Weald Bassett (St Andrew) Churchyard

19-Mar

LAZARUS, SAUL DAVID  (1437557); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 322 Sqn, 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

19-Mar

CAPDEVILLE, P FFAFS-Lt (); age  FFAF

Slt P Capdeville FFAF

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ741 H7-A of No 346 Sqn, which came down near Nollenberg during a raid to Witten.  

19-Mar

DUSSAUT, A FFAF (); age  FFAF

Sgc

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ741 H7-A of No 346 Sqn, which came down near Nollenberg during a raid to Witten.  

19-Mar

GONTHIER, A F FFAF (); age  FFAF

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ741 H7-A of No 346 Sqn, which came down near Nollenberg during a raid to Witten.  

19-Mar

HELLMUTH, R (); age  FFAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ741 H7-A of No 346 Sqn, which came down near Nollenberg during a raid to Witten.  

19-Mar

PATRIS, G M FFAF (); age  FFAF

Sgc

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ741 H7-A of No 346 Sqn, which came down near Nollenberg during a raid to Witten.  

19-Mar

REYNAUD, R, FFAF (); age  FFAF

Sgc

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ741 H7-A of No 346 Sqn, which came down near Nollenberg during a raid to Witten.  

19-Mar

ST JEVIN, V FFAF (); age  FFAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ741 H7-A of No 346 Sqn, which came down near Nollenberg during a raid to Witten.  

19-Mar

FLOYD, ANTHONY HENRY EDWARD  (576113); age Unknown RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, 'A' of No 355 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against stores at Na Noi.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

19-Mar

BREACHMORE, GRAHAM BEVIS  (1530515); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, 'A' of No 355 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against stores at Na Noi.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

19-Mar

CHOAK, KENNETH HENRY  (1585634); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, 'A' of No 355 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against stores at Na Noi.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

19-Mar

HIGGINBOTHAM, THOMAS  (1050948); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, 'A' of No 355 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against stores at Na Noi.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

19-Mar

MORRISON, MATTHEW  (164290); age 39 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, 'A' of No 355 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against stores at Na Noi.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

19-Mar

RICHARDSON, JAMES LESLIE  (992879); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, 'A' of No 355 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against stores at Na Noi.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

19-Mar

BOTTING, ROSS MALCOLM  (J/92204); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, 'A' of No 355 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against stores at Na Noi.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

19-Mar

BYRD, HAROLD CHAUNCEY  (J/89351); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XVI, SM208 of No 403 Sqn, which crashed near Osnabruck following an engine failure during a sweep.  He is buried in Gendringgen Roman Catholic Cemetery

19-Mar

KIRKCALDY, ALEXANDER  (1001793); age 36 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB451 LQ-G of No 405 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

19-Mar

SMITH, ROY PETER  (1395145); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB451 LQ-G of No 405 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

19-Mar

ADAM, JOSEPH PAUL HECTOR  (J/95443); age 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB451 LQ-G of No 405 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

19-Mar

BAKER, RALPH MURRAY  (R/198093); age 22 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB451 LQ-G of No 405 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

19-Mar

BUTTERWORTH, ROBERT STUART  (J/38675); age 26 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB451 LQ-G of No 405 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

19-Mar

HAYES, ERNEST  (J/40061); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB451 LQ-G of No 405 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

19-Mar

PEAKER, GEORGE ERNEST  (J/35687); age 33 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB451 LQ-G of No 405 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

19-Mar

PERRAULT, ERNEST FRANCIS  (R/215508); age 20 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB451 LQ-G of No 405 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

19-Mar

ARMSTRONG, DAVID MALCOLM  (J/42241); age 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ910 PT-Q of No 420 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

19-Mar

BANKS, ALEXANDER  (R/260678); age 19 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ482 KW-G of No 425 Sqn, which collided with Mosquito, NS957 of No 515 Sqn near Ciney during a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

19-Mar

HINCH, LLOYD GEORGE  (J/94672); age 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ482 KW-G of No 425 Sqn, which collided with Mosquito, NS957 of No 515 Sqn near Ciney during a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

19-Mar

IRWIN, FREDERICK HANSELL  (J/40904); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ482 KW-G of No 425 Sqn, which collided with Mosquito, NS957 of No 515 Sqn near Ciney during a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

19-Mar

LE JAMBE, GILBERT NEWTON JOSEPH  (J/37352); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ482 KW-G of No 425 Sqn, which collided with Mosquito, NS957 of No 515 Sqn near Ciney during a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

19-Mar

TEMPLE, ARTHUR JOHN GUY  (J/95510); age 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ482 KW-G of No 425 Sqn, which collided with Mosquito, NS957 of No 515 Sqn near Ciney during a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

19-Mar

WILSON, JOHN SHAW  (J/94673); age 26 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ482 KW-G of No 425 Sqn, which collided with Mosquito, NS957 of No 515 Sqn near Ciney during a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

19-Mar

PANASUK, PAUL  (J/95469); age 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ495 KW-R of No 425 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

19-Mar

BROWNE, GEOFFREY SEYMOUR  (430436); age 20 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB155 AR-K of No 460 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Kelstern on its return from a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

19-Mar

GRANT, LLEWELLYN WILLIAM  (431562); age 24 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB155 AR-K of No 460 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Kelstern on its return from a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

19-Mar

McBRYDE, GEORGE THOMAS  (429475); age 21 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB155 AR-K of No 460 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Kelstern on its return from a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

19-Mar

MOSS, ALEXANDER EDWARD  (415265); age 28 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB155 AR-K of No 460 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Kelstern on its return from a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

19-Mar

SCHODDE, REX CRESPIN  (436950); age 23 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB155 AR-K of No 460 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Kelstern on its return from a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

19-Mar

STACEY, JACK  (432893); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB155 AR-K of No 460 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Kelstern on its return from a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

19-Mar

DAVID, JACK NORMAN  (1583729); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB155 AR-K of No 460 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Kelstern on its return from a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Bushbury (St Mary) Churchyard

19-Mar

HIRONS, ARTHUR WALTER  (74678); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS957 3P- of No 515 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, MZ482 of No 425 Sqn near Ciney during a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

19-Mar

WILLIAMS, PETER CHARLES  (1322617); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS957 3P- of No 515 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, MZ482 of No 425 Sqn near Ciney during a raid to Witten.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

19-Mar

FUGE, BRIAN KENNETH LEVINGE  (41394); age 28 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XI, PL856 of No 541 Sqn, which failed to return from a photo recce sortie to Luneburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Mar

BURROWS, NOEL ALFRED  (113354); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, BQ-Q of No 550 Sqn, which was abandoned near Allied territory during a raid to Hanau, but he did not survive.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

19-Mar

TOWSON, LESLIE BLAND  (1816861); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, BQ-Q of No 550 Sqn, which was abandoned near Allied territory during a raid to Hanau, but he did not survive.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

19-Mar

CEELEY, ARTHUR FREDERICK  (185912); age 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, PF387 8K-J of No 571 Sqn, which crashed on an overshoot at Oakington following an engine failure on take off during an air test.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

19-Mar

O'BRYAN, WILLIAM ERNEST HUGH  (J/45422); age 29 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, PF387 8K-J of No 571 Sqn, which crashed on an overshoot at Oakington following an engine failure on take off during an air test.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

19-Mar

DUNN, MALCOLM JAMES  (908867); age 37 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RS603 'F' of No 605 Sqn, which was lost on an intruder sortie over Germany.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

19-Mar

SMITH, LESLIE ALEXANDER WILLIAM  (127051); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RS603 'F' of No 605 Sqn, which was lost on an intruder sortie over Germany.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Mar

ALLINGHAM, WILLIAM GEORGE  (1798198); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ494 C8-B of No 640 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

19-Mar

BARRETT, MICHAEL  (1798959); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ494 C8-B of No 640 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

19-Mar

HUCKLE, ALAN WILLIAM  (128891); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ494 C8-B of No 640 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

19-Mar

McKAIG, SAMUEL  (196057); age 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ494 C8-B of No 640 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

19-Mar

RALPH, WILLIAM EDWARD CHARLES  (190702); age 20 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ494 C8-B of No 640 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

19-Mar

WALTON, WILLIAM ARCHIBALD  (J/35832); age 22 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ494 C8-B of No 640 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Hanau.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19-Mar

BADCOCK, MONTAGUE WILLIAM  (1166931); age 25 RAFVR

AC1

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

19-Mar

PRYDE, ALAN JAMES  (436583); age 23 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG896 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into high ground near Lough Neugh during a radar homing exercise at night.  He is buried in Eglantine Church of Ireland Cemetery

19-Mar

ASTON, OLIVER  (1880856); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG896 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into high ground near Lough Neugh during a radar homing exercise at night.  He is buried in Eglantine Church of Ireland Cemetery

19-Mar

BATES, DENNIS ARCHIBALD  (1868033); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG896 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into high ground near Lough Neugh during a radar homing exercise at night.  He is buried in Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery

19-Mar

CHEYNE, WILLIAM DAVID  (157532); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG896 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into high ground near Lough Neugh during a radar homing exercise at night.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Springbank) Cemetery

19-Mar

EDGE, RONALD JAMES  (1895861); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG896 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into high ground near Lough Neugh during a radar homing exercise at night.  He is buried in Eglantine Church of Ireland Cemetery

19-Mar

HOOK, ROLINSON SIDNEY PALLISER  (1603654); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG896 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into high ground near Lough Neugh during a radar homing exercise at night.  He is buried in Eglantine Church of Ireland Cemetery

19-Mar

McNEILLY, PATRICK  (1522944); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG896 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into high ground near Lough Neugh during a radar homing exercise at night.  He is buried in Old Monkland Cemetery

19-Mar

SARGENT, STANLEY FREDERICK BRIGHT  (165074); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG896 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into high ground near Lough Neugh during a radar homing exercise at night.  He is buried in or was cremated at Islington Cemetery and Crematorium

19-Mar

APPLEYARD, RICHARD HENRY  (J/42507); age 30 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG896 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into high ground near Lough Neugh during a radar homing exercise at night.  He is buried in Glenavy Roman Catholic Churchyard

19-Mar

HOLMES, WILLIAM IVAN  (416205); age 23 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG896 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into high ground near Lough Neugh during a radar homing exercise at night.  He is buried in Eglantine Church of Ireland Cemetery

19-Mar

McGILLIVRAY, ALASTAIR DUNCAN  (1349959); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle VI, V1862 of No 21 HGCU, which dived into the ground near Brize Norton after executing a steep bank whilst towing a glider.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

19-Mar

SKINNER, JACK  (1332584); age 21 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle VI, V1862 of No 21 HGCU, which dived into the ground near Brize Norton after executing a steep bank whilst towing a glider.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

19-Mar

WILLINS, GEORGE GAIRNS  (749543); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle VI, V1862 of No 21 HGCU, which dived into the ground near Brize Norton after executing a steep bank whilst towing a glider.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Saughton) Cemetery

19-Mar

GREATRIX, WILLIAM ARTHUR  (1468592); age 35 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 6098 SE and was possibly killed during an attack on the airfield by Ar 234s.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

19-Mar

EDDEN, STANLEY VICTOR  (1208841); age 31 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 62 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

19-Mar

LAWRENCE, RICHARD HENRY  (546040); age 25 RAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 6274 SE at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

19-Mar

MURRAY, MICHAEL JOSEPH  (646465); age 27 RAF

LAC

He was serving with No 672 Flotilla (attached) at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

19-Mar

MILLER, GEORGE ROWLAND  (1293093); age 32 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving at AD 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

19-Mar

PHILLIPS, ANGUS MORLEY  (1721666); age 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was possibly serving at Melsbroek and was killed during an attack on the airfield by Ar 234s.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

19-Mar

PRESTON, REGINALD  (1044556); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was possibly serving at Melsbroek and was killed during an attack on the airfield by Ar 234s.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

19-Mar

COGHLAN, NICHOLAS  (536816); age Unknown RAF

Cpl

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

19-Mar

HAYWARD, GEORGE LESLIE  (624395); age 24 RAF

LAC

He had been serving at RAF Tengah 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

19-Mar

BUSH, FRED  (1161300); age 44 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 Amersham.  He is buried in Halstead Cemetery

19-Mar

HARVEY, GILBERT WILLIAM  (713133); age 23 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 Melton Mowbray.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

19-Mar

HONEY, CECIL ANDREW JAMES  (174869); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG896 of No 1674 HCU, which flew into high ground near Lough Neugh during a radar homing exercise at night.  He is buried in Liskeard (St Martin) Churchyard.

19-Mar

SMITH, EDWIN ARTHUR  (1479844); age 23 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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Church and Clayton-le-Moors Joint Cemetery

20-Mar

BACON, LINDSAY PAGE  (62186); age 21 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB667 MG-Q of No 7 Sqn, which crashed near Nieudorp on its return from a raid against railway targets at Recklinghausen.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

20-Mar

CORNWALL, JAMES ALEX  (2210978); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB667 MG-Q of No 7 Sqn, which crashed near Nieudorp on its return from a raid against railway targets at Recklinghausen.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

20-Mar

EVANS, RICHARD ROY  (1652888); age 27 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB667 MG-Q of No 7 Sqn, which crashed near Nieudorp on its return from a raid against railway targets at Recklinghausen.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

20-Mar

HUTTLESTONE, GEORGE HENRY  (154615); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB667 MG-Q of No 7 Sqn, which crashed near Nieudorp on its return from a raid against railway targets at Recklinghausen.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

20-Mar

McCLEMENTS, HARRY  (1592648); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB667 MG-Q of No 7 Sqn, which crashed near Nieudorp on its return from a raid against railway targets at Recklinghausen.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

20-Mar

TAYLOR, JOHN EDWARD  (1869191); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB667 MG-Q of No 7 Sqn, which crashed near Nieudorp on its return from a raid against railway targets at Recklinghausen.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

20-Mar

TENNANT, PHILIP ATHOL  (425771); age 30 RNZAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB667 MG-Q of No 7 Sqn, which crashed near Nieudorp on its return from a raid against railway targets at Recklinghausen.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

20-Mar

CROFTS, EDWARD ERNEST  (1583323); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, NC590 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping patrol in the Gulf of Trieste.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

20-Mar

EVANS, JOHN THOMPSON  (136188); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, NC590 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping patrol in the Gulf of Trieste.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

20-Mar

JOB, CHARLES WILLIAM  (1398965); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, NC590 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping patrol in the Gulf of Trieste.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

20-Mar

KEMPSTER-MACEY, DAVID AUGUSTINE  (1339594); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, NC590 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping patrol in the Gulf of Trieste.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

20-Mar

SIME, ALEXANDER WILLIAM  (162217); age 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, NC590 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping patrol in the Gulf of Trieste.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

20-Mar

TWEEDY, JOHN  (1547681); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, NC590 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping patrol in the Gulf of Trieste.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

20-Mar

COBERN, CHARLES ALAN  (5870); age 28 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA530 DX-Y of No 57 Sqn, which crashed into a house at Stickney shortly after taking off from East Kirkby for a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

20-Mar

ASHUN, KENNETH CROMWELL  (3010619); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA530 DX-Y of No 57 Sqn, which crashed into a house at Stickney shortly after taking off from East Kirkby for a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Bootle Cemetery

20-Mar

CALDERBANK, WILLIAM FREDERICK  (154318); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA530 DX-Y of No 57 Sqn, which crashed into a house at Stickney shortly after taking off from East Kirkby for a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He was cremated at Blackpool (Carleton) Crematorium, Poulton-le-Fylde

20-Mar

RAMSBOTTOM, ALAN  (1482867); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA530 DX-Y of No 57 Sqn, which crashed into a house at Stickney shortly after taking off from East Kirkby for a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Sheffield (Shiregreen) Cemetery

20-Mar

SHEARER, AUSTEN WHYTE  (132197); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA530 DX-Y of No 57 Sqn, which crashed into a house at Stickney shortly after taking off from East Kirkby for a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

20-Mar

ELLIS, GABRIEL HITCH  (111257); age 28 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS998 VY- of No 85 Sqn, which spun into The Wash after stalling whilst turning to line up with a target drogue during a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

20-Mar

REIDY, WILLIAM PATRICK  (1600606); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS998 VY- of No 85 Sqn, which spun into The Wash after stalling whilst turning to line up with a target drogue during a training flight.  He is buried in Marham Cemetery

20-Mar

HART, HENRY WILLIAM GYWN  (1319247); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE645 of No 177 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie to Pegu.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-Mar

WELSH, ROBERT HENRY  (1548731); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE645 of No 177 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie to Pegu.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-Mar

SMITH , ARCHIBALD POLLOCK  (421460); age 27 RAAF

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG986 of No 203 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a shipping strike off Delehieh, Sumatra.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-Mar

COLLINS, WILFRED ARTHUR  (1312970); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG986 of No 203 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a shipping strike off Delehieh, Sumatra.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-Mar

GRANT, LOUIS MARY JOSEPH  (153776); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG986 of No 203 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a shipping strike off Delehieh, Sumatra.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-Mar

HERD, ANGUS FORREST  (1829311); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG986 of No 203 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a shipping strike off Delehieh, Sumatra.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-Mar

LANG, ALEXANDER MURDOCK  (1120910); age 29 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG986 of No 203 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a shipping strike off Delehieh, Sumatra.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-Mar

LEFTWICH, ERNEST EDWARD  (1337779); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG986 of No 203 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a shipping strike off Delehieh, Sumatra.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-Mar

OAKDEN, DENNIS CLIFFORD  (1895383); age 18 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG986 of No 203 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a shipping strike off Delehieh, Sumatra.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-Mar

PETERS, ERIC  (1894482); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG986 of No 203 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a shipping strike off Delehieh, Sumatra.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-Mar

SILKSTONE, JOHN DOUGLAS  (1318346); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG986 of No 203 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a shipping strike off Delehieh, Sumatra.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-Mar

MORRIS, SHIRLEY WILLIAM  (J/22813); age 25 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG986 of No 203 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a shipping strike off Delehieh, Sumatra.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-Mar

SLATER, GEORGE FREDERICK (); age  Army

Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK116 of No 620 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Great Dunmow as it returned from a practice supply drop at Great Sampford.  

20-Mar

AMES, GEORGE EDWARD  (188436); age Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK116 of No 620 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Great Dunmow as it returned from a practice supply drop at Great Sampford.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

20-Mar

DOUGLAS, GEORGE ROBERT  (1045068); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK116 of No 620 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Great Dunmow as it returned from a practice supply drop at Great Sampford.  He is buried in Hull Eastern Cemetery

20-Mar

WHITTY, GEORGE OLIVER SAMUEL  (108172); age 23 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK116 of No 620 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Great Dunmow as it returned from a practice supply drop at Great Sampford.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

20-Mar

WILLIAMS, JOHN GEORGE JOSEPH  (1392933); age 25 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK116 of No 620 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Great Dunmow as it returned from a practice supply drop at Great Sampford.  He is buried in Woodmansterne (St Peter) Churchyard

20-Mar

BELL, ANDREW PAUL  (R/189575); age 21 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK116 of No 620 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Great Dunmow as it returned from a practice supply drop at Great Sampford.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

20-Mar

DURBER, WILLIAM EDGAR  (1578491); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Dominie I, NF889 of No 1 RS, which collided with a Spitfire VB, AR395 of No 1653 HCU which had just completed a fighter affiliation exercise with a Lancaster.  He is buried in Stoke-on-Trent (Fenton) Cemetery

20-Mar

JONES, CHARLES SIDNEY  (1456666); age 28 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dominie I, NF889 of No 1 RS, which collided with a Spitfire VB, AR395 of No 1653 HCU which had just completed a fighter affiliation exercise with a Lancaster.  He is buried in Warrington Cemetery

20-Mar

PRICE, HARRY  (1675438); age 28 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Dominie I, NF889 of No 1 RS, which collided with a Spitfire VB, AR395 of No 1653 HCU which had just completed a fighter affiliation exercise with a Lancaster.  He is buried in Sheffield (Handsworth New) Cemetery

20-Mar

RUSSELL, COLIN JOHN  (1865706); age 20 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Dominie I, NF889 of No 1 RS, which collided with a Spitfire VB, AR395 of No 1653 HCU which had just completed a fighter affiliation exercise with a Lancaster.  He is buried in Ashtead (St Giles) Churchyard

20-Mar

SALKELD, FREDERICK  (1677557); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Dominie I, NF889 of No 1 RS, which collided with a Spitfire VB, AR395 of No 1653 HCU which had just completed a fighter affiliation exercise with a Lancaster.  He is buried in Heworth (St Mary) Churchyard

20-Mar

SARGENT, GEOFFREY HAROLD  (2215896); age 20 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Dominie I, NF889 of No 1 RS, which collided with a Spitfire VB, AR395 of No 1653 HCU which had just completed a fighter affiliation exercise with a Lancaster.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

20-Mar

TAYLOR, ERNEST WILLIAM  (1206929); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 153 MU when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity, probably whilst being held in a camp at Sandakan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-Mar

MARSHALL, LAURENCE WILLIAM DFC (423803); age 29 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AR395 of No 1653 HCU, which collided with a Dominie I, NF889 of No 1 RS following a fighter affiliation exercise with a Lancaster.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

20-Mar

EARLL, KENNETH BERTIE  (1806629); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NA316 of No 1665 HCU, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Wittering during a night cross country training flight.  He is buried in East Peckham (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

20-Mar

NETTLEFIELD, PETER EDWARD  (184442); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NA316 of No 1665 HCU, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Wittering during a night cross country training flight.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

20-Mar

WHITBREAD, JOSEPH  (2248098); age 29 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NA316 of No 1665 HCU, which was shot down by an enemy intruder near Wittering during a night cross country training flight.  He is buried in High Laver (All Saints) Churchyard

20-Mar

GREEN, ROBERT RILEY  (106972); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 2 RSS at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

20-Mar

MASON, JAMES ALFRED  (1579568); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP433 of No 55 OTU, which collided with DJ471 whilst landing at Aston Down.  He is buried in Birmingham (Brandwood End) Cemetery

20-Mar

UMPLEBY, EDGAR  (646177); age 27 RAF

LAC

He had been serving at RAF Butterworth 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

20-Mar

PETHERAM, KENNETH DESMOND GEORGE  (971938); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

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

20-Mar

McLARTY, WILLIAM CRAWFORD CUNNINGHAM  (523856); age 30 RAF Cpl He was serving in the UK and died in the Seaforth Sanatorium, Maryborough, Conon Bridge from pulmonary tuberculosis.  He is buried in Dingwall (Mitchell Hill) Cemetery.

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