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Casualties - 21 - 22 March 1945


21-Mar

KLEBOE, PETER ANDREW DSO, DFC, AFC (88440); age 28 RAFVR

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, SZ977 'T' of No 21 Sqn, which crashed  near the target whilst attacking the Gestapo HQ in Copenhagen after hitting a flag pole on the Carlsberg Brewery.  He is buried in Copenhagen (Bispebjerg) Cemetery

21-Mar

HALL, REGINALD JOHN WARD  (C/14919); age 30 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, SZ977 'T' of No 21 Sqn, which crashed  near the target whilst attacking the Gestapo HQ in Copenhagen after hitting a flag pole on the Karlesburg Brewery.  He is buried in Copenhagen (Bispebjerg) Cemetery

21-Mar

LEVY, ALLAN NEIL  (429153); age 22 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME441 VN-W of No 50 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Mar

CHAPMAN, STANLEY  (2214054); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME441 VN-W of No 50 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Mar

HENSHAW, LEONARD  (1596561); age 35 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME441 VN-W of No 50 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Mar

HILL, THOMAS LEONARD  (1894210); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME441 VN-W of No 50 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Mar

HOPPER, PETER CHARLES  (1894541); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME441 VN-W of No 50 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Mar

SWINGLER, DERRICK  (1623219); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME441 VN-W of No 50 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

21-Mar

GREENWOOD, BRUCE FREDERICK  (424584); age 22 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ348 MH-D of No 51 Sqn, which was hit during a raid on marshalling yards at Rheine and abandoned the previous day.  Captured he was marched to Drierwalde airfield and then taken out into woods nearby and shot.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Mar

PARADISE, JOHN EDWIN  (426148); age 22 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ348 MH-D of No 51 Sqn, which was hit during a raid on marshalling yards at Rheine and abandoned the previous day.  Captured he was marched to Drierwalde airfield and then taken out into woods nearby and shot.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Mar

ARMSTRONG, ALEXANDER  (1567638); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ348 MH-D of No 51 Sqn, which was hit during a raid on marshalling yards at Rheine and abandoned the previous day.  Captured he was marched to Drierwalde airfield and then taken out into woods nearby and shot.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Mar

GUNN, RICHARD FRANCIS  (1721922); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ348 MH-D of No 51 Sqn, which was hit during a raid on marshalling yards at Rheine and abandoned the previous day.  Captured he was marched to Drierwalde airfield and then taken out into woods nearby and shot.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Mar

CAMPBELL, VICTOR ROBERT  (427063); age 30 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM653 DX-Q of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a diversionary raid against to Halle.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

21-Mar

JARDINE, CYRUS  (415988); age 23 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM653 DX-Q of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a diversionary raid against to Halle.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

21-Mar

LIND, GILBERT OWEN HUGH  (415946); age 21 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM653 DX-Q of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a diversionary raid against to Halle.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

21-Mar

PALLING, AUBREY ROBERT  (428261); age 21 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM653 DX-Q of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a diversionary raid against to Halle.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

21-Mar

ACKERMAN, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1407092); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM653 DX-Q of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a diversionary raid against to Halle.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

21-Mar

HENDERSON, JAMES  (1592009); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM653 DX-Q of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a diversionary raid against to Halle.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

21-Mar

O'LOUGHLIN, MORTIMER  (1799783); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM653 DX-Q of No 57 Sqn, which was lost on a diversionary raid against to Halle.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

21-Mar

AINSWORTH, KENNETH WILLIAM  (184307); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG386 QR-P of No 61 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

BREAKWELL, RAYMOND  (163592); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG386 QR-P of No 61 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

HAWKINS, PETER  (159994); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG386 QR-P of No 61 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

KITCHING, PETER  (1678631); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG386 QR-P of No 61 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

LANCASTER, FRANCIS MERVYN  (1850986); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG386 QR-P of No 61 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

MILLS, LAURENCE DORNING  (1146367); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG386 QR-P of No 61 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

SNELLING, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (1462497); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG386 QR-P of No 61 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

EASTON, DONALD MURRAY  (432498); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA560 DX-K of No 61 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

21-Mar

SWALES, JOHN FREDERICK  (422989); age 23 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA560 DX-K of No 61 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

21-Mar

DAVIES, ANTHONY JOHN MAXWELL  (1869380); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA560 DX-K of No 61 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

21-Mar

LANE, WILLIAM  (1488857); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA560 DX-K of No 61 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

21-Mar

SAUNDERS, CHARLES HENRY  (154588); age 32 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA560 DX-K of No 61 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

21-Mar

TAYLOR, RALPH  (1580857); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA560 DX-K of No 61 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

21-Mar

TORNEY, THOMAS  (1799465); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA560 DX-K of No 61 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

21-Mar

DREW, DAVID ARTHUR DFC (103591); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, KH460 of No 64 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Copenhagen whilst escorting Mosquitoes attacking the Gestapo HQ in the city.  He is buried in Copenhagen (Bispebjerg) Cemetery

21-Mar

HOLLOWAY, EDGAR JOHN  (429923); age 29 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG449 JN-T of No 75 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target area during a raid against railway targets at Munster.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Mar

PLUMMER, JACK  (42451); age 29 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG449 JN-T of No 75 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target area during a raid against railway targets at Munster.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Mar

SCOTT, RUSSELL JAMES  (428984); age 23 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG449 JN-T of No 75 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target area during a raid against railway targets at Munster.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Mar

AMOS, ALWYN  (1578224); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA564 AA-P of No 75 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid against railway targets at Munster.  He is buried in Venray War Cemetery

21-Mar

BARR, DEREK SINGLETON  (190947); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA564 AA-P of No 75 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid against railway targets at Munster.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

NICHOLL, BRUCE HENRY  (746205); age 26 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA564 AA-P of No 75 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid against railway targets at Munster.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

STEWART, DRYDEN  (1673061); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA564 AA-P of No 75 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid against railway targets at Munster.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

STOCKER, CLIFFORD ISAAC  (1587275); age 30 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA564 AA-P of No 75 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid against railway targets at Munster.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

WEST, ROBERT WILLIAM  (195545); age 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA564 AA-P of No 75 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid against railway targets at Munster.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

OAKEY, ARTHUR LESLIE ARCHIBALD  (4213810); age 33 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RA564 AA-P of No 75 Sqn, which came down in the target area during a raid against railway targets at Munster.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

BROWN, ALFRED ERROL  (429139); age 25 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM733 AA-R of No 75 Sqn, which broke in two over the target area during a raid against railway targets at Munster, possibly as a result of being hit by flak and by bombs from above.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Mar

WOOD, JAMES HASWELL  (425811); age 29 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM733 AA-R of No 75 Sqn, which broke in two over the target area during a raid against railway targets at Munster, possibly as a result of being hit by flak and by bombs from above.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Mar

ARNEY, HAROLD JAMES  (428596); age 29 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PA973 OF-C of No 97 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

BULL, LAWRENCE JOSEPH  (430011); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PA973 OF-C of No 97 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

COSTER, JOHN STEWART  (430103); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PA973 OF-C of No 97 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

COTTMAN, JOHN DENNIS  (418813); age 21 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PA973 OF-C of No 97 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

MURRAY, AUBREY GEORGE  (432022); age 33 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PA973 OF-C of No 97 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

PETSCHEL, VICTOR EDWARD  (437562); age 26 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PA973 OF-C of No 97 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

CROSS, JOHN WILLIAM  (1395339); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PA973 OF-C of No 97 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

HOOD, GERALD  (178869); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was flying in Lancaster III, LM658 HW-W of No 100 Sqn, which he abandoned on 12/13 Aug 1944 and managed to evade but was captured when he found in the home of a Dutch Resistance worker on 14 Mar 1945.  Following interrogation he was taken to a wood and shot in the back of the neck.  He is buried in Almelo General Cemetery

21-Mar

BRADLEY, PERCY  (1543070); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE595 'L' of No 161 Sqn, which was shot down over the German airfield at Rheine during Operation Walnut on behalf of the SIS.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Mar

GRAY, FRANK EMMANUEL  (R/104994); age 22 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE595 'L' of No 161 Sqn, which was shot down over the German airfield at Rheine during Operation Walnut on behalf of the SIS.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Mar

RAGAN, GEORGE STAUDT  (J/27652); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE595 'L' of No 161 Sqn, which was shot down over the German airfield at Rheine during Operation Walnut on behalf of the SIS.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Mar

THOMAS, CECIL ALGOT  (425626); age 30 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE595 'L' of No 161 Sqn, which was shot down over the German airfield at Rheine during Operation Walnut on behalf of the SIS.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Mar

FERRIS, RICHARD NICHOLAS  (J/14431); age 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9445 of No 161 Sqn, which was shot down on its return from Operation Norvic to Remagen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

21-Mar

HUTTON, ROBERT GERALD  (R/109276); age 22 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9445 of No 161 Sqn, which was shot down on its return from Operation Norvic to Remagen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

21-Mar

PENHALE, ALLAN FRAYNE  (J/22610); age 24 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9445 of No 161 Sqn, which was shot down on its return from Operation Norvic to Remagen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

21-Mar

TRAILL, JAMES EDWARD  (J/87484); age Unknown RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9445 of No 161 Sqn, which was shot down on its return from Operation Norvic to Remagen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

21-Mar

ESCREET, RAYMOND FRANKISH  (143469); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK803 ' N' of No 161 Sqn, which was probably shot down in error by a US night fighter over Luxembourg on its return from an aborted sortie.  He is buried in Maulusmuhle Isolated Graves

21-Mar

JOHNSON, HENRY SCURR  (168807); age 31 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK803 ' N' of No 161 Sqn, which was probably shot down in error by a US night fighter over Luxembourg on its return from an aborted sortie.  He is buried in Maulusmuhle Isolated Graves

21-Mar

THOMPSON, FORREST HAROLD DFM (412766); age 27 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK803 ' N' of No 161 Sqn, which was probably shot down in error by a US night fighter over Luxembourg on its return from an aborted sortie.  He is buried in Maulusmuhle Isolated Graves

21-Mar

ADAMS, EDWIN RICHARD PHILPOT  (995788); age 28 RAFVR

WO

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

21-Mar

CLIPSHAM, OLIVER JACK DFC (128937); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

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

21-Mar

HEDLEY, THOMAS JAMES  (149480); age 34 RAFVR

Fg 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

21-Mar

SMITH, STUART JACK  (183693); age 18 RAFVR

Fg 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

21-Mar

CHATTO, HARRY STEWART  (421569); age 25 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell III, KJ563 of No 180 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target during a raid on the marshalling yards at Bocholt.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Mar

ELLIS, LESLIE ALBERT  (422151); age 21 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell III, KJ563 of No 180 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target during a raid on the marshalling yards at Bocholt.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Mar

KENNARD, ROBERT MILLAR  (422080); age 21 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell III, KJ563 of No 180 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target during a raid on the marshalling yards at Bocholt.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

21-Mar

HALL, COLIN GEORGE  (138412); age 33 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF132 CA-K of No 189 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

HOLMES, JOHN SCRAFTON  (172938); age 29 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF132 CA-K of No 189 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

HORNE, KENNETH ALEXANDER  (1453403); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF132 CA-K of No 189 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

MILLER, ROBERT  (168689); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF132 CA-K of No 189 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

MONEYPENNY, RONALD FRANK  (179014); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF132 CA-K of No 189 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

NAVIN, JAMES MICHAEL  (190629); age 33 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF132 CA-K of No 189 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

STOTT, NORMAN  (1097284); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF132 CA-K of No 189 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

JUDD, WILLIAM BRUCE  (429286); age 20 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA196 EM-D of No 207 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

LEWIS, RAYMOND ALLAN  (19892); age 22 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA196 EM-D of No 207 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

COLLIN, HENRY OSWALD  (1880273); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA196 EM-D of No 207 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

DEWDNEY, CHARLES JAMES  (1837028); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA196 EM-D of No 207 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

LAWTON, THOMAS ARNOLD  (2222713); age 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA196 EM-D of No 207 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

MATSUMOTO, GERALD  (1585927); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA196 EM-D of No 207 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

SMITH, JOHN DUNCAN  (164200); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA196 EM-D of No 207 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

DALE, WILLIAM DENIS  (1594366); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB785 BU-A of No 214 Sqn, which was lost on a Jostle sortie in support of a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

21-Mar

MILLER, DONALD FRASER  (1809260); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB785 BU-A of No 214 Sqn, which was lost on a Jostle sortie in support of a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

21-Mar

PARKER, DONALD  (3040675); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB785 BU-A of No 214 Sqn, which was lost on a Jostle sortie in support of a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

21-Mar

PERKINS, WALTER  (2223326); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB785 BU-A of No 214 Sqn, which was lost on a Jostle sortie in support of a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

21-Mar

CARTER, HILTON MACKAY  (J/94203); age 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB785 BU-A of No 214 Sqn, which was lost on a Jostle sortie in support of a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

21-Mar

DONALD, DOUGLAS NUGENT  (J/47071); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB785 BU-A of No 214 Sqn, which was lost on a Jostle sortie in support of a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

21-Mar

KINGDON, ROBERT VERDUN  (J/28299); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB785 BU-A of No 214 Sqn, which was lost on a Jostle sortie in support of a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

21-Mar

PELLANT, JAMES WALTER  (J/95470); age 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB785 BU-A of No 214 Sqn, which was lost on a Jostle sortie in support of a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

21-Mar

ROUTLEY, WILLIAM ARTHUR  (J/93926); age 31 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB785 BU-A of No 214 Sqn, which was lost on a Jostle sortie in support of a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

21-Mar

WILSON, ROBERT GEORGE  (R/197780); age 21 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, HB785 BU-A of No 214 Sqn, which was lost on a Jostle sortie in support of a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

21-Mar

AYRES, NORMAN SIDDALL  (188891); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, TS526 6G-T of No 223 Sqn, which was lost on a Jostle sortie.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

21-Mar

BELLAMY, JAMES EDWARD  (1377548); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, TS526 6G-T of No 223 Sqn, which was lost on a Jostle sortie.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

21-Mar

BROCKHURST, ERIC DAVID THORNTON  (1869379); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, TS526 6G-T of No 223 Sqn, which was lost on a Jostle sortie.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

21-Mar

CAIRNS, JOSEPH DAVISON  (1591098); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, TS526 6G-T of No 223 Sqn, which was lost on a Jostle sortie.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

21-Mar

HALE, HAROLD BERTRAM  (179530); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, TS526 6G-T of No 223 Sqn, which was lost on a Jostle sortie.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

21-Mar

MARSDEN, DENNIS  (1880671); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, TS526 6G-T of No 223 Sqn, which was lost on a Jostle sortie.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

21-Mar

REDFORD, ARNOLD EVANS  (1425147); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, TS526 6G-T of No 223 Sqn, which was lost on a Jostle sortie.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

21-Mar

SILVEY, SAMUEL ERNEST  (923431); age 28 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, TS526 6G-T of No 223 Sqn, which was lost on a Jostle sortie.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

21-Mar

VOWLER, LEONARD JACK  (1850003); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, TS526 6G-T of No 223 Sqn, which was lost on a Jostle sortie.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

21-Mar

PITTS, WARREN HENRY  (436480); age 21 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA259 9J-Z of No 227 Sqn, which disintegrated and came down near Eschwege after being attacked by a night fighter during a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

21-Mar

FYTTON, ROBERT WADE  (2201064); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA259 9J-Z of No 227 Sqn, which disintegrated and came down near Eschwege after being attacked by a night fighter during a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

21-Mar

MARSHALL, LEWIS  (1597160); age 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA259 9J-Z of No 227 Sqn, which disintegrated and came down near Eschwege after being attacked by a night fighter during a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

21-Mar

BAXTER, LEONARD EARL  (J/95240); age 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PA259 9J-Z of No 227 Sqn, which disintegrated and came down near Eschwege after being attacked by a night fighter during a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

21-Mar

O'DONOGHUE, DESMUND PIUS  (416784); age 22 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE664 'J' of No 236 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

ALLEN, KEITH  (1392900); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE664 'J' of No 236 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

BERAUDO, V (); age Recce FFAF

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XVI, TB289 'N' of No 340 Sqn, which was destroyed when its bomb exploded as it took off from Schijndel.  

21-Mar

ETTIN, R (); age Recce FFAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XVI, TB388 of No 341 Sqn, which came down near Apeldoorn during an armed recce.  

21-Mar

BOOTH, SIDNEY DOMINIC  (3031200); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB786 VR-P of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down near Odderade by a night fighter during a raid against an oil plant at Heide.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

21-Mar

CROUCHER, LIONEL CHARLES  (J/41283); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB786 VR-P of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down near Odderade by a night fighter during a raid against an oil plant at Heide.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

21-Mar

ELLIOTT, CHARLES ALVIN  (J/95312); age 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB786 VR-P of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down near Odderade by a night fighter during a raid against an oil plant at Heide.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

21-Mar

MILLAR, ROBERT WILLIAM  (J/27560); age 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB786 VR-P of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down near Odderade by a night fighter during a raid against an oil plant at Heide.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

21-Mar

PALANEK, ANTHONY JOSEPH  (J/35525); age 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB786 VR-P of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down near Odderade by a night fighter during a raid against an oil plant at Heide.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

21-Mar

RUBIN, HECTOR BERNARD  (J/16411); age 29 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB786 VR-P of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down near Odderade by a night fighter during a raid against an oil plant at Heide.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

21-Mar

BENNETT, RICHARD STEWART  (436327); age 20 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB845 JO-C of No 463 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

21-Mar

BUNN, ANTHONY HYLTON  (1584121); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB845 JO-C of No 463 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

21-Mar

GORDON, RONALD  (1605275); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB845 JO-C of No 463 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

21-Mar

GREEN, GEOFFREY GEORGE  (1623913); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB845 JO-C of No 463 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

21-Mar

LITTLE, GEOFFREY OWEN  (1603630); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB845 JO-C of No 463 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

21-Mar

NEAVES, LESLIE BERTIE  (1804382); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB845 JO-C of No 463 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

21-Mar

WALKER, STANLEY HUBERT  (2209766); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB845 JO-C of No 463 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

21-Mar

PALMER, JOHN HERBERT  (401850); age 27 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RS609 of No 464 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on the Gestapo HQ in Copenhagen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

BECKER, H H RNAF (); age 

Sub Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RS609 of No 464 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on the Gestapo HQ in Copenhagen.  

21-Mar

DAWSON, RONALD GEORGE  (412245); age 27 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, SZ999 of No 464 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on the Gestapo HQ in Copenhagen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

MURRAY, FERGUS THOMAS  (172131); age 34 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, SZ999 of No 464 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on the Gestapo HQ in Copenhagen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

PATTISON, DAVID VICTOR  (103523); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 487 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

PYGRAM, FRANK  (1624251); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 487 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

ADLAM, FRANK PERCIVAL  (424403); age 29 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XIX, RM635 of No 541 Sqn, which crashed near East Grinstead on its return from a PR sortie the previous day having spent the night at Melsbroek.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

21-Mar

KLEMENTOSKI, WALTER JOHN  (R/275494); age 19 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He died from wounds sustained on 16 Mar 1945 whilst flying in Lancaster I, ? of No 550 Sqn, which was severely damaged by flak over Nuremburg, requiring an emergency landing at Manston.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

21-Mar

BARNETT, EDWIN ALFRED  (53823); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD117 YZ-L of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the suburbs of Bremen during a raid on a railway bridge at Arbergen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

BELL, GEORGE  (185065); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD117 YZ-L of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the suburbs of Bremen during a raid on a railway bridge at Arbergen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

GILL, KENNETH  (155097); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD117 YZ-L of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the suburbs of Bremen during a raid on a railway bridge at Arbergen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

RANDON, JOSEPH CHARLES  (134673); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD117 YZ-L of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the suburbs of Bremen during a raid on a railway bridge at Arbergen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

GUMBLEY, BERNARD ALEXANDER  (414614); age 29 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD117 YZ-L of No 617 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the suburbs of Bremen during a raid on a railway bridge at Arbergen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-Mar

GRAHAM, WILLIAM FORSTER  (135006); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD425 PG-T of No 619 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

21-Mar

PALMER, COLIN MURRAY  (80048); age 27 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD425 PG-T of No 619 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

21-Mar

RAW, LEONARD CHARLES  (126889); age 35 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD425 PG-T of No 619 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

21-Mar

RICKETTS, FREDERICK JAMES  (173082); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD425 PG-T of No 619 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

21-Mar

WISEMAN, PETER CHARLES  (2235862); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD425 PG-T of No 619 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against a synthetic oil plant at Bohlen.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

21-Mar

CLELAND, SIDNEY GEORGE  (1558837); age 35 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 624 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery

21-Mar

WALKER, HAROLD EDGAR  (1168804); age 38 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 5027 (Airfield Construction) Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Oxford.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

21-Mar

NEWMAN, FRANCIS RAY  (1376881); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the Far East (unit unknown) 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

21-Mar

STEWART, WILLIAM  (1064468); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

At the moment neither his unit nor his cause of death has yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

21-Mar

DREW, JOHN SAMUEL  (940560); age 22 RAFVR

AC2

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.

21-Mar

MANN, WILLIAM GEORGE MASON  (1810730); age 30 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving with No 3 BFTS and was killed in a aircraft accident whilst undertaking aerobatics.  He is buried in Miami (Grand Army of the Republic) Cemetery.

21-Mar

BREMNER, IAN  (636346); age 25 RAF

Cpl

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

21-Mar

SMITH, WILLIAM  (746044); age 27 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 Calder (28) 2 Qtr.  He is buried in Leeds (Hunslet New) Cemetery.

21-Mar

PHYALL, CHARLES ALFRED  (1866204); age 29 RAFVR

Flt 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 Fylde.  He is buried in Gravesend Cemetery.

21-Mar

MacLENNAN, KENNETH  (1064369); age 34 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died in Stracathro Hospital, Kyle, Ross-shire from miliary tuberculosis and tubercular meningitis.  He is buried in Lochalsh Churchyard.

21-Mar

REID, WALTER  (874775); age 45 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died from natural causes, probably Syncope.  He is buried in Tollcross (Central) Churchyard.

21-Mar

HILL, CECIL JOHN  (356639); age 51 RAF

WO

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 Northwood Cemetery

22-Mar

KERRIGAN, MICHAEL JOHN  (434528); age 27 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was flying in Lancaster I, NN722 WS-Z of No 9 Sqn, when he was captured on 14 Jan 1945 following a raid on Leuna and died whilst in captivity.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

22-Mar

NEWTON, FREDERICK JOHN  (436058); age 24 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK773 LS-W of No 15 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Mildenhall as it set out for a G-H raid on Bocholt.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

22-Mar

CHURCH, CECIL ARTHUR JEFFERY  (1801646); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK773 LS-W of No 15 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Mildenhall as it set out for a G-H raid on Bocholt.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

22-Mar

COOLEY, PETER  (1604557); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK773 LS-W of No 15 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Mildenhall as it set out for a G-H raid on Bocholt.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

22-Mar

COPE, GEORGE ARTHUR  (1893709); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK773 LS-W of No 15 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Mildenhall as it set out for a G-H raid on Bocholt.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

22-Mar

DEE, WILLIAM JOHN  (1881358); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK773 LS-W of No 15 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Mildenhall as it set out for a G-H raid on Bocholt.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

22-Mar

JENKINS, THOMAS EDWARD  (2219122); age 36 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK773 LS-W of No 15 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Mildenhall as it set out for a G-H raid on Bocholt.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

22-Mar

MATTHEWS, MARTIN FREDERICK  (1602108); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, HK773 LS-W of No 15 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Mildenhall as it set out for a G-H raid on Bocholt.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

22-Mar

DISNEY, PHILIP ALLAN  (139616); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RS577 of No 23 Sqn, which was lost on a bomber support sortie to the Handorf and Munster areas.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

22-Mar

O'BRIEN, MICHAEL WILLIAM DFC (69497); age 23 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RS577 of No 23 Sqn, which was lost on a bomber support sortie to the Handorf and Munster areas.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

22-Mar

BOOTHMAN, ARTHUR  (1594342); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB251 KM-O of No 44 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Bunsoh during a raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

22-Mar

DAVIES, DENNIS HOWELL  (1600464); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB251 KM-O of No 44 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Bunsoh during a raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

22-Mar

HENNESSY, BASIL FRANCIS  (187897); age 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB251 KM-O of No 44 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Bunsoh during a raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

22-Mar

KAY, KINGSTON  (1548867); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB251 KM-O of No 44 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Bunsoh during a raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

22-Mar

LYONS, JOSEPH  (2203534); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB251 KM-O of No 44 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Bunsoh during a raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

22-Mar

RICHARDS, HOWELL  (1836954); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB251 KM-O of No 44 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Bunsoh during a raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

22-Mar

WHITE, GUY ANTHONY  (1590596); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB251 KM-O of No 44 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Bunsoh during a raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

22-Mar

HARRIS, BERTIE  (972747); age 28 RAF

LAC

He had been serving with No 84 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity, probably whilst being held in a camp at Sandakan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

22-Mar

AHERNE, JOHN BURKE  (1795799); age 31 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB521 OF-Q of No 97 Sqn, which came down near Feldmark Leeswig during a raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

22-Mar

RAINSFORD, ANTHONY  (710264); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB521 OF-Q of No 97 Sqn, which came down near Feldmark Leeswig during a raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

22-Mar

STAUBER, NORMAN HENRY  (1456888); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB521 OF-Q of No 97 Sqn, which came down near Feldmark Leeswig during a raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

22-Mar

BRAY, WILLIAM THOMAS  (1853723); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was flying in Lancaster III, PB521 OF-Q of No 97 Sqn, which crashed at Feldmark Leeswig during a raid on Hamburg.  He survived the crash but was probably captured by civilians, beaten up and then thrown into a canal where his body was found the next day.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

22-Mar

BRAIN, GORDON  (1684863); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME451 IQ-D of No 150 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Hildesheim.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

22-Mar

FIELDING, DENIS SMITH  (2219056); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME451 IQ-D of No 150 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Hildesheim.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

22-Mar

LAWRENCE, VICTOR JASPER  (1586885); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME451 IQ-D of No 150 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Hildesheim.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

22-Mar

MOORE, ALEXANDER  (798812); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME451 IQ-D of No 150 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Hildesheim.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

22-Mar

PHILCOX, IAN HAMILTON STUART  (185299); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME451 IQ-D of No 150 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Hildesheim.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

22-Mar

SCAIFE, NOEL FRANK  (1590809); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME451 IQ-D of No 150 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Hildesheim.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

22-Mar

ORTON, NELSON RICHARD  (J/94676); age 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator,  of No 159 Sqn, which died from wounds sustained when his aircraft was hit by flak over Bangkok.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

22-Mar

DRAKE, ARTHUR REGINALD SHERIFF  (163160); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He died in the RAF Hospital, Ely from injuries sustained whilst flying in Mosquito XXV, KB425 'V' of No 163 Sqn, which crashed at Wyton having returned early from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Falmouth Cemetery, Cornwall

22-Mar

CUMMINS, WILLIAM  (1881267); age 31 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD365 AS-X of No 166 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Hildesheim.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

22-Mar

HANLON, JOHN  (1568462); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD365 AS-X of No 166 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Hildesheim.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

22-Mar

HUME, FRANK  (1881638); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD365 AS-X of No 166 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Hildesheim.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

22-Mar

MARRINAN, JOHN  (1622221); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD365 AS-X of No 166 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Hildesheim.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

22-Mar

MOORE, RICHARD ERNEST  (911578); age 29 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD365 AS-X of No 166 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Hildesheim.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

22-Mar

REED, LAURENCE  (1007113); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD365 AS-X of No 166 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Hildesheim.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

22-Mar

JOHNSON, CLIFFORD THEADORE  (R/277737); age 19 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD365 AS-X of No 166 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against railway targets at Hildesheim.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

22-Mar

KEEBLE, WALTER JAMES  (624636); age 24 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH209 'H' of No 178 Sqn, which was hit by an incendiary bomb from above and caught fire during a raid on the marshalling yard at Villach in Austria.  He is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery.

22-Mar

BACON, ARTHUR CHARLES  (1626252); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH209 'H' of No 178 Sqn, which was hit by an incendiary bomb from above and caught fire during a raid on the marshalling yard at Villach in Austria.  He is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery.

22-Mar

CHITTICKS, DENNIS HAROLD ALBERT  (1873487); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH209 'H' of No 178 Sqn, which was hit by an incendiary bomb from above and caught fire during a raid on the marshalling yard at Villach in Austria.  He is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery.

22-Mar

CLARK, FREDERICK EDWARD  (1895781); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH209 'H' of No 178 Sqn, which was hit by an incendiary bomb from above and caught fire during a raid on the marshalling yard at Villach in Austria.  He is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery.

22-Mar

DICKINSON, DONALD  (1594151); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH209 'H' of No 178 Sqn, which was hit by an incendiary bomb from above and caught fire during a raid on the marshalling yard at Villach in Austria.  He is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery.

22-Mar

FROWE, HAROLD JAMES  (1588779); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH209 'H' of No 178 Sqn, which was hit by an incendiary bomb from above and caught fire during a raid on the marshalling yard at Villach in Austria.  He is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery.

22-Mar

GREER, ROBERT FRANCIS  (131053); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH209 'H' of No 178 Sqn, which was hit by an incendiary bomb from above and caught fire during a raid on the marshalling yard at Villach in Austria.  He is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery.

22-Mar

NIMMO, NORMAN  (1382176); age 36 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH209 'H' of No 178 Sqn, which was hit by an incendiary bomb from above and caught fire during a raid on the marshalling yard at Villach in Austria.  He is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery.

22-Mar

SLEIGH, ROBERT JAMES  (622705); age 25 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PT371 of No 185 Sqn, which failed to return from a bombing operation.  He is buried in Bologna War Cemetery

22-Mar

CAMERON, ROYSTON RICHARD  (409507); age 25 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME522 EM-X of No 207 Sqn, which came down at Hamburg-Freidhafen during a raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

22-Mar

CLAPPERTON, KENNETH-WILLIAM  (1596784); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME522 EM-X of No 207 Sqn, which came down at Hamburg-Freidhafen during a raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

22-Mar

COX, N. McD.  (1815413); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME522 EM-X of No 207 Sqn, which came down at Hamburg-Freidhafen during a raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

22-Mar

GRIME, JAMES DOUGLAS  (1670596); age 29 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME522 EM-X of No 207 Sqn, which came down at Hamburg-Freidhafen during a raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

22-Mar

JOHNSON, JOSEPH  (1594492); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME522 EM-X of No 207 Sqn, which came down at Hamburg-Freidhafen during a raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

22-Mar

WEST, ARNOLD  (1474264); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME522 EM-X of No 207 Sqn, which came down at Hamburg-Freidhafen during a raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

22-Mar

WERNER, ROLAND LESLIE  (427822); age 28 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME522 EM-X of No 207 Sqn, which came down at Hamburg-Freidhafen during a raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

22-Mar

ALLIES, WILLIAM DONALD  (41978); age 30 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, KJ112 BU-P of No 214 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Jostle sortie in support of the raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Mar

BRAITHWAITE, CHARLES ROBERTS WILLIAM  (1812034); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, KJ112 BU-P of No 214 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Jostle sortie in support of the raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Mar

COOPER, NORMAN  (916151); age 29 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, KJ112 BU-P of No 214 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Jostle sortie in support of the raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Mar

CUNNINGHAM, WILFRED JAMES  (149252); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, KJ112 BU-P of No 214 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Jostle sortie in support of the raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Mar

JONES, ROBERT ALAN DEREK  (1811322); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, KJ112 BU-P of No 214 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Jostle sortie in support of the raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Mar

KERR, BRIAN FRANCIS  (148842); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, KJ112 BU-P of No 214 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Jostle sortie in support of the raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Mar

McFARLANE, JAMES  (994024); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, KJ112 BU-P of No 214 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Jostle sortie in support of the raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Mar

NEWMAN, PETER  (1816804); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, KJ112 BU-P of No 214 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Jostle sortie in support of the raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Mar

SINCLAIR, STAFFORD HENRY GEORGE  (178092); age 32 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, KJ112 BU-P of No 214 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Jostle sortie in support of the raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Mar

PUNNETT, EDWARD LIONEL  (1606932); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Fortress III, KJ112 BU-P of No 214 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Jostle sortie in support of the raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Mar

HENRI, WALTER JOSEPH  (130027); age 38 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF30, MM792 of No 219 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Venlo during a night patrol.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register

22-Mar

HUYNEN, HENRI PIERRE FRANCOIS  (161710); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF30, MM793 of No 219 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Venlo during a night patrol.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register

22-Mar

DEBARR, FREDERICK HENRY  (195696); age 29 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME372 9J-U of No 227 Sqn, which was ditched at 54N 07E on its return from raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Mar

JONES, THOMAS JOHN  (1583280); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME372 9J-U of No 227 Sqn, which was ditched at 54N 07E on its return from raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Mar

O'MARAH, THOMAS LESLIE  (982124); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME372 9J-U of No 227 Sqn, which was ditched at 54N 07E on its return from raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Mar

WHITE, GRAHAM HOWARD  (1852873); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME372 9J-U of No 227 Sqn, which was ditched at 54N 07E on its return from raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Mar

WILKINSON, EDWARD WAREHAM  (1684373); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME372 9J-U of No 227 Sqn, which was ditched at 54N 07E on its return from raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Mar

ASHWORTH, FRANK MARTIN  (429740); age 24 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME372 9J-U of No 227 Sqn, which was ditched at 54N 07E on its return from raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Mar

WHITECHURCH, EDWARD KIMPTON  (426232); age 28 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME372 9J-U of No 227 Sqn, which was ditched at 54N 07E on its return from raid against the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg.  He is buried in Mosevraa Churchyard

22-Mar

CAMPLING, FREDERICK STRATFORD  (927033); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 258 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

22-Mar

SAVAGE, RAYMOND  (148361); age 26 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 356 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

22-Mar

FRAME, DANIEL  (J/45349); age 30 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB777 NA-V of No 428 Sqn, which was abandoned on its return having suffered damage during a raid to Hildesheim, but he did not survive.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

22-Mar

HADLEY, JAMES FREDERICK  (J/10986); age 22 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB777 NA-V of No 428 Sqn, which was abandoned on its return having suffered damage during a raid to Hildesheim, but he did not survive.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

22-Mar

MACKENZIE, JOHN  (J/95385); age 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB777 NA-V of No 428 Sqn, which was abandoned on its return having suffered damage during a raid to Hildesheim, but he did not survive.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Mar

BENTLEY, JOHN HENRY  (3005762); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB808 SE-Y of No 431 Sqn, which exploded over the target area after being hit by flak during a raid to Hildesheim.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

22-Mar

DORRELL, JACK WILFRED  (J/89833); age 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB808 SE-Y of No 431 Sqn, which exploded over the target area after being hit by flak during a raid to Hildesheim.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

22-Mar

DUGGAN, JOHN PHILIP  (J/35871); age 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB808 SE-Y of No 431 Sqn, which exploded over the target area after being hit by flak during a raid to Hildesheim.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

22-Mar

KETCHEN, JOHN BARTON  (J/94215); age 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB808 SE-Y of No 431 Sqn, which exploded over the target area after being hit by flak during a raid to Hildesheim.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

22-Mar

McLEAN, GEORGE DARYLL  (J/38407); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB808 SE-Y of No 431 Sqn, which exploded over the target area after being hit by flak during a raid to Hildesheim.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

22-Mar

ROOT, CLAYTON EDWARD  (R/261128); age 20 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB808 SE-Y of No 431 Sqn, which exploded over the target area after being hit by flak during a raid to Hildesheim.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

22-Mar

TRENT, FREDERICK BERNARD  (J/91026); age 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB808 SE-Y of No 431 Sqn, which exploded over the target area after being hit by flak during a raid to Hildesheim.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

22-Mar

ZUBACK, GEORGE ADAM  (J/39003); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB808 SE-Y of No 431 Sqn, which exploded over the target area after being hit by flak during a raid to Hildesheim.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

22-Mar

BROOKE, HORACE  (1181084); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG466 AR-Y of No 460 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the benzol plant at Bochum.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

22-Mar

DEAN, WILLIAM THOMAS  (1608026); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG466 AR-Y of No 460 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the benzol plant at Bochum.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

22-Mar

DUNKERLEY, HENRY HALL  (1596304); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG466 AR-Y of No 460 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the benzol plant at Bochum.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

22-Mar

ROBINSON, DAVID  (1593754); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG466 AR-Y of No 460 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the benzol plant at Bochum.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

22-Mar

TROTTER, ARTHUR CHARLES  (189197); age 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG466 AR-Y of No 460 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the benzol plant at Bochum.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

22-Mar

FULTON, ANGUS MCINTOSH  (982742); age 27 RAF

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7356 of No 526 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in cloud near Aviemore, Inverness during a transit flight from Digby.  He is buried in Paisley (Hawkhead) Cemetery

22-Mar

BRYCE, ADAM VEITCH  (1069192); age 36 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7356 of No 526 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in cloud near Aviemore, Inverness during a transit flight from Digby.  He is buried in Gordon Cemetery, Berwickshire

22-Mar

FLETCHER, CHARLES HENRY  (1375522); age 30 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7356 of No 526 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in cloud near Aviemore, Inverness during a transit flight from Digby.  He is buried in Moor Allerton (St John) Churchyard

22-Mar

GALE, STANLEY CHARLES  (176940); age 28 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7356 of No 526 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in cloud near Aviemore, Inverness during a transit flight from Digby.  He is buried in Hove New Cemetery

22-Mar

MICHIE, JOHN  (997051); age 29 RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7356 of No 526 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in cloud near Aviemore, Inverness during a transit flight from Digby.  He is buried in Kemnay Parish Churchyard

22-Mar

SHAW, JOHN ERIC  (149328); age 27 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7356 of No 526 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in cloud near Aviemore, Inverness during a transit flight from Digby.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery

22-Mar

SULLIVAN, ALBERT VICTOR (BERT)  (538944); age 26 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, PF392 P3-R of No 692 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

22-Mar

MacPHEE, IAN MALCOLM  (1137803); age 29 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, PF392 P3-R of No 692 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

22-Mar

HIGGINS, BERNARD ERNEST  (1514867); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2908 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Suda Bay War Cemetery

22-Mar

DURHAM, JAMES ALFRED  (959838); age 31 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the Far East (unit unknown) 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

22-Mar

PALMER, LEONARD ARTHUR  (1299421); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

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 Muna.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

22-Mar

KING, WILLIAM WALLACE  (1456858); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufort IIA, ML564 of No 132 OTU, which rolled inverted and crashed on an overshoot at East Fortune.  He is buried in Wallasey (Rake Lane) Cemetery

22-Mar

SHALLESS, ARTHUR ERIC  (1346850); age 41 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 135 Wing 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

22-Mar

BROWNE, BARRY STEWART  (43458); age 20 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LX152 of No 3 (P) AFU, which crashed on take-off from South Cerney on a night flying test as the result of an engine failure.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

22-Mar

GROUNDON, FREDERICK GORDON  (953230); age 24 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 52 WU 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

22-Mar

WATSON, WILLIAM LESLIE  (1671737); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 7 OTU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery

22-Mar

SALTMARSH, GEORGE HENRY  (1154218); age 35 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving at RAF Kallang when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

22-Mar

CHITTY, FRANCIS FREDERICK WILLIAM  (44688); age 44 RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was serving in the UK and was found shot dead, his wife was accused but found not guilty.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery.

22-Mar

CRADDUCK, CLIFFORD WILLIAM  (744005); age 29 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 Truro 2 Qtr.  He is buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery

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