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Casualties - 23 - 24 March 1945


23-Mar

CHURCHILL, THOMAS  (2203996); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL755 SR-U of No 101 Sqn, which came down near Stottinghausen during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

23-Mar

CLIFTON, ALFRED JOHN  (1582530); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL755 SR-U of No 101 Sqn, which came down near Stottinghausen during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

23-Mar

NELSON, PETER SMITH  (2203200); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL755 SR-U of No 101 Sqn, which came down near Stottinghausen during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

23-Mar

WOODARDS, HAROLD  (946040); age 27 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL755 SR-U of No 101 Sqn, which came down near Stottinghausen during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

23-Mar

BROOKS, WILFRED HENRY  (J/43608); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL755 SR-U of No 101 Sqn, which came down near Stottinghausen during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

23-Mar

LEE, JIM GEN  (J/42216); age 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL755 SR-U of No 101 Sqn, which came down near Stottinghausen during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

23-Mar

LITTLE, RALPH ROBERT  (J/41724); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL755 SR-U of No 101 Sqn, which came down near Stottinghausen during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

23-Mar

GREENHOUGH, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (3041725); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV245 SR-S of No 101 Sqn, which was shot down by flak between Moordeich and Stuhr during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

23-Mar

YEOMANS, W G  (1892052); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV245 SR-S of No 101 Sqn, which was shot down by flak between Moordeich and Stuhr during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

23-Mar

ORNSTEIN, MORLEY  (J/39972); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV245 SR-S of No 101 Sqn, which was shot down by flak between Moordeich and Stuhr during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

23-Mar

THOROLDSON, WILLIAM ERIC  (J/40556); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV245 SR-S of No 101 Sqn, which was shot down by flak between Moordeich and Stuhr during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

23-Mar

NEVILLE, MAXWELL JAMES  (436158); age 21 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, FZ122 of No 126, which collided with Mustang III, KH546 of the same unit during a practice dogfight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

23-Mar

THURGOOD, DEREK JOHN  (131531); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably  killed whilst flying in Mustang III, KH546 of No 126, which collided with Mustang III, FZ122 of the same unit during a practice dogfight.  He is buried in Birchington (All Saints) Churchyard, Margate.

23-Mar

ETCHELLS, JAMES ASHTON  (1620614); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Mosquito VI, PZ412 or RF625 of No 143 Sqn, which ditched off Svinou after being hit by flak during an attack on shipping near Tejgenaen/came down in the sea during an attack on shipping near Tejgenaen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Mar

McCALL, KEITH  (190406); age Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Mosquito VI, PZ412 or RF625 of No 143 Sqn, which ditched off Svinou after being hit by flak during an attack on shipping near Tejgenaen/came down in the sea during an attack on shipping near Tejgenaen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Mar

AITKEN, ALAN HENDERSON  (175821); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK209 of No 161 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Vlieland Island during Operation Rummy 31.  He is buried in Harlingen General Cemetery

23-Mar

CASTON, RONALD ARTHUR  (187018); age 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK209 of No 161 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Vlieland Island during Operation Rummy 32.  He is buried in Vlieland General Cemetery

23-Mar

HORROCKS, WILLIAM  (2210899); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK209 of No 161 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Vlieland Island during Operation Rummy 33.  He is buried in Vlieland General Cemetery

23-Mar

PATON, ALEXANDER ROBERT  (1573936); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK209 of No 161 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Vlieland Island during Operation Rummy 34.  He is buried in Vlieland General Cemetery

23-Mar

SHAW, WILLIAM LAWSON  (196054); age 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK209 of No 161 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Vlieland Island during Operation Rummy 35.  He is buried in Vlieland General Cemetery

23-Mar

SWIFT, REGINALD ARTHUR  (196053); age 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK209 of No 161 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Vlieland Island during Operation Rummy 36.  He is buried in Vlieland General Cemetery

23-Mar

RATCLIFFE, WILLIAM WALMSLY  (1058262); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

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

23-Mar

MACKINNON, JAMES HUNTLY MACDONALD  (106816); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mustang III, KH421 of No 213 Sqn, which was abandoned near Maribor after being hit by flak, but he did not survive.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

23-Mar

REID, ROBERT  (80836); age Unknown RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, xxxxx of No 235 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an attack on the 7,854 ton 'Rotenfels' in the Skaggerak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Mar

BROTCHIE, DAVID  (1475525); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF30, NT315 of No 239 Sqn, which failed to return from a low level intruder sortie.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

23-Mar

FERGUSON, JOHN JOSEPH  (1473577); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF30, NT315 of No 239 Sqn, which failed to return from a low level intruder sortie.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

23-Mar

ALLEN, REGINALD ARTHUR HENRY  (J/85623); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF30, MM740 of No 406 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol in the Twente area.  He is buried in Weerselo Roman Catholic Cemetery

23-Mar

KILPATRICK, WILLIAM FREDERICK  (J/86304); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF30, MM740 of No 406 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol in the Twente area.  He is buried in Weerselo Roman Catholic Cemetery

23-Mar

FORSYTHE, EDWARD BRUCE  (J/92183); age 23 RCAF

Plt Off

 He was serving with No 425 Sqn and was killed when he was hit by a lorry carrying ammunition whilst he was cycling from his dispersal at Tholthorpe.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery.

23-Mar

HOGG, JAMES EASSON DFC (J/21119); age 24 RCAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MP138 of No 438 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Abbotsbury in Dorset during a dive bombing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Mar

RANSOME, HARRY  (623622); age 25 RAF

Sgt

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

23-Mar

FISHER, THOMAS WILLIAM SARGINSON  (993389); age 23 RAFVR

Cpl

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

23-Mar

INGHAM, HARRY  (1004986); age 29 RAFVR

LAC

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

23-Mar

BREEN, PATRICK JOHN  (961188); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 309 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

23-Mar

SMITH, JAMES  (358571); age 41 RAF

WO

He was serving with No 45 Grp at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Rabat European Cemetery

23-Mar

JAMIESON, JOHN  (1349505); age 40 RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving in the Far East 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

23-Mar

BASSETT, ELGAR  (1285064); age Unknown RAFVR

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 Sandakan in Borneo.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

23-Mar

TUSTAIN, GEOFFREY THOMPSON  (1588831); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Leicester.  He was cremated at Stockport Crematorium

23-Mar

KELLY, PATRICK  (1900458); age 25 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 Manchester.  He is buried in Dromahaire (Carrickatemple) Catholic Old Graveyard

23-Mar

HOLLOWAY, DENNIS PETER  (643980); age 23 RAF

LAC

He was serving in the UK and had recently been discharged from the RAF at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Shrewsbury.  He is buried in Shrewsbury General Cemetery.

23-Mar

MANNING, JEAN DORE  (2000968); age 23 WAAF

ACW1

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Surrey M E.  She is buried in or was cremated at Wandsworth (Putney Vale) Cemetery and Crematorium

24-Mar

COWAN, IAN REES  (425608); age 22 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, PJ911 of No 46 Sqn, which flew into a mountain 37 miles from Perpignan whilst off track during a training sortie.  He is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles

24-Mar

DOUGLAS, FRANCIS WILLIAM  (425692); age 24 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, PJ911 of No 46 Sqn, which flew into a mountain 37 miles from Perpignan whilst off track during a training sortie.  He is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles

24-Mar

COOPER, C DFM (47657); age 25 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, PJ911 of No 46 Sqn, which flew into a mountain 37 miles from Perpignan whilst off track during a training sortie.  He is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles

24-Mar

COAD, JOHN MARTIN  (1391751); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, PJ911 of No 46 Sqn, which flew into a mountain 37 miles from Perpignan whilst off track during a training sortie.  He is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles

24-Mar

JONES, FRANK REGINALD  (1455046); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, PJ911 of No 46 Sqn, which flew into a mountain 37 miles from Perpignan whilst off track during a training sortie.  He is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles

24-Mar

PHIPPS, ALAN REGINALD  (1895140); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, PJ911 of No 46 Sqn, which flew into a mountain 37 miles from Perpignan whilst off track during a training sortie.  He is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles

24-Mar

ROSS, ALEXANDER MCKENZIE  (1822947); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, PJ911 of No 46 Sqn, which flew into a mountain 37 miles from Perpignan whilst off track during a training sortie.  He is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles

24-Mar

COULDREY, GORDON  (J/24221); age 28 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, PJ911 of No 46 Sqn, which flew into a mountain 37 miles from Perpignan whilst off track during a training sortie.  He is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles

24-Mar

McMILLAN, ARCHIBALD KENZIE  (J/92761); age 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, PJ911 of No 46 Sqn, which flew into a mountain 37 miles from Perpignan whilst off track during a training sortie.  He is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles

24-Mar

EGLEY, RICHARD AKEHURST  (421690); age 21 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, RB376 of No 137 Sqn, which he abandoned near Brunen after being hit by flak but did not survive.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

DAY, ROBERT OGILVIE  (42559); age 23 RAFO

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XX, KB367 XD-D of No 139 Sqn, which came down near Heesch during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Heesch Roman Catholic Cemetery

24-Mar

TREBY, THOMAS  (60800); age 33 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XX, KB367 XD-D of No 139 Sqn, which came down near Heesch during a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Mar

BERRISFORD, NORMAN CHESWORTH  (122344); age 29 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXV, KB390 XD-B of No 139 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

24-Mar

SEARLES, STANLEY OLIVER  (115349); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXV, KB390 XD-B of No 139 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Mar

BURTON, FRANCIS LESLIE  (154291); age 34 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter X, LZ410 of No 144 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie off Egersund.  He is buried in Sola Churchyard

24-Mar

YORK, STANLEY CHARLES  (152404); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter X, LZ410 of No 144 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie off Egersund.  He is buried in Sola Churchyard

24-Mar

GRIFFIN, JAMES NOEL  (435186); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was flying in Lancaster I, PB853 IQ-P of No 150 Sqn, and having abandoned the aircraft successfully he was captured but was probably murdered by his captors the same night.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

KEE, KEVIN ANTHONY  (430174); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was flying in Lancaster I, PB853 IQ-P of No 150 Sqn, and having abandoned the aircraft successfully he was captured but was probably murdered by his captors the same night.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

MASTERS, ROBERT LOCKYER  (432681); age 24 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was flying in Lancaster I, PB853 IQ-P of No 150 Sqn, and having abandoned the aircraft successfully he was captured but was probably murdered by his captors the same night.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

MORRIS, PHILIP HENRY  (423161); age 23 RAAF

Fg Off

He was flying in Lancaster I, PB853 IQ-P of No 150 Sqn, and having abandoned the aircraft successfully he was captured but was probably murdered by his captors the same night.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

DAVIS, JOHN CLEMENT  (1814561); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was flying in Lancaster I, PB853 IQ-P of No 150 Sqn, and having abandoned the aircraft successfully he was captured but was probably murdered by his captors the same night.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

McWILLIAMS, FRANCIS  (1597236); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 156 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Mar

HULME, WILLIAM HENRY  (409708); age 32 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ759 NP-Q of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down over the target area during a raid to Gladbeck.  He is buried in Venray War Cemetery

24-Mar

BROWN, JAMES  (1559298); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ759 NP-Q of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down over the target area during a raid to Gladbeck.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

WILLIAMS, JOHN RODD  (1836168); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ759 NP-Q of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down over the target area during a raid to Gladbeck.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

YEOMAN, ERNEST YULE  (196095); age 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ759 NP-Q of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down over the target area during a raid to Gladbeck.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

HOWELL, THOMAS HENRY  (55640); age 21 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG114 AS-S of No 166 Sqn, which came down near Hilden during a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

DEFRAIGNE, CHARLES ALBERT HENRI FRANCOIS  (125748); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG114 AS-S of No 166 Sqn, which came down near Hilden during a raid to Dortmund.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register

24-Mar

MEARNS, JOHN ROSS  (185171); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG114 AS-S of No 166 Sqn, which came down near Hilden during a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

MITCHELL, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (1865449); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG114 AS-S of No 166 Sqn, which came down near Hilden during a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

INMAN, JOHN WARD  (R/219755); age 20 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG114 AS-S of No 166 Sqn, which came down near Hilden during a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

PASCAL, STEPHEN  (J/41525); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG114 AS-S of No 166 Sqn, which came down near Hilden during a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

ASHWORTH, NORMAN HANSON  (566406); age 28 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 178 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He was cremated at Leeds (Cottingley Hall) Cemetery

24-Mar

FLOWER, JOHN THOMAS  (169967); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR434 'Q' of No 235 Sqn, which failed to return from operations, possibly shot down by U-249.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Mar

WILLIAMS, JOSEPH RICHARD  (138003); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR434 'Q' of No 235 Sqn, which failed to return from operations, possibly shot down by U-249.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Mar

DEVLIN, FRANK DEVINE  (159388); age 26 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk IV, FT939 of No 250 Sqn, which was abandoned near Venice following an engine failure, but he did not survive.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery

24-Mar

STARK, WILLIAM JAMES BEVERIDGE  (182438); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, NV920 of No 274 Sqn, which was lost whilst attacking the airfield at Plantlunne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Mar

KENNEDY, ROY CAMPBELL  (409840); age 22 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, NV942 of No 274 Sqn, which was shot down whilst attacking the airfield at Plantlunne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

SYMMONS, HORACE ALBERT  (1319783); age 27 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK137 of No 295 Sqn, which crashed near Kerverlen after the port inner engine was set on fire by flak during Operation Varsity.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Mar

ARMSTRONG, ROBERT  (1826642); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 296 Sqn and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

BROTHWOOD, RICHARD  (1152713); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 296 Sqn and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

HOLMES, GEORGE EDWARD JAMES  (1579355); age 34 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 296 Sqn and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

PRIEST, HAROLD STANLEY  (135726); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 296 Sqn and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

AHERNE, AUGUSTINE  (1099984); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA311 of No 298 Sqn, which dived into the ground after being hit by flak shortly after releasing its glider as part of Operation Varsity.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

DIXON, GEORGE  (157924); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA311 of No 298 Sqn, which dived into the ground after being hit by flak shortly after releasing its glider as part of Operation Varsity.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

HALES, EDWIN MARSHAL  (177565); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA311 of No 298 Sqn, which dived into the ground after being hit by flak shortly after releasing its glider as part of Operation Varsity.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

WALKER, JAMES BEEDHAM  (1541521); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA311 of No 298 Sqn, which dived into the ground after being hit by flak shortly after releasing its glider as part of Operation Varsity.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

BUNN, JAMES EWART  (R/203548); age 21 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA311 of No 298 Sqn, which dived into the ground after being hit by flak shortly after releasing its glider as part of Operation Varsity.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

McGILLIVRAY, DELMER RONALD  (J/24978); age Unknown RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA311 of No 298 Sqn, which dived into the ground after being hit by flak shortly after releasing its glider as part of Operation Varsity.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

ALJOE, LORNE RAYMOND  (J/28525); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE339 of No 404 Sqn, which was lost on an anti-shipping strike off Egersund.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Mar

ORSER, CLAYTON EARL  (J/95471); age 23 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE339 of No 404 Sqn, which was lost on an anti-shipping strike off Egersund.  He is buried in Sola Churchyard

24-Mar

TOON, FREDERICK JOHN DFC (131939); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV428 of No 404 Sqn, which ditched in the sea after being hit by ground fire during an attack on Egersund harbour.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Mar

CHRISTISON, WILLIAM RITCHIE DFC and Bar (J/15143); age 26 RCAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV428 of No 404 Sqn, which ditched in the sea after being hit by ground fire during an attack on Egersund harbour.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Mar

ANDERSON, WILLIAM  (J/36997); age 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN936 of No 439 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Dingden during a sweep.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

LONGLAND, GEORGE EDWIN  (426229); age 22 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD329 of No 455 Sqn, which was seen to crash into the sea during an attack on enemy shipping.  He is buried in Egersund (or Ekersund) Churchyard

24-Mar

NAYDA, ERROL CLAUDE  (419533); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD329 of No 455 Sqn, which was seen to crash into the sea during an attack on enemy shipping.  He is buried in Egersund (or Ekersund) Churchyard

24-Mar

CHEW, CLIFFORD ARCHIBALD AFC (116439); age 27 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FZ649 of No 512 Sqn, which broke in two after being hit by flak shortly after releasing its glider during Operation Varsity.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

24-Mar

GRAVETT, HAROLD  (1620837); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FZ649 of No 512 Sqn, which broke in two after being hit by flak shortly after releasing its glider during Operation Varsity.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

24-Mar

NEWMAN, GEOFFREY CHARLES  (1399610); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FZ649 of No 512 Sqn, which broke in two after being hit by flak shortly after releasing its glider during Operation Varsity.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

24-Mar

GERAN, JOHN WILLIAM  (533767); age Unknown RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD320 BQ-H of No 550 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Harpenerweg benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

DAY, JOHN GILBERT  (1684012); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD320 BQ-H of No 550 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Harpenerweg benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

REID, DOUGLAS FINNE  (1566894); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD320 BQ-H of No 550 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Harpenerweg benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

STOBBS, JOHN  (1523168); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD320 BQ-H of No 550 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Harpenerweg benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

BARNES, JOHN BENJAMIN  (J/41180); age 22 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD320 BQ-H of No 550 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Harpenerweg benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

LINDSAY, EGAN  (J/95386); age 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD320 BQ-H of No 550 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Harpenerweg benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

McDONALD, WESLEY ERNEST  (J/95387); age 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD320 BQ-H of No 550 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Harpenerweg benzol plant at Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

McGINN, NELSON ARTHUR HORACE  (18014); age 21 RIAF

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, TB396 of No 603 Sqn, which collided with SM396 of the same unit near Palling in Norfolk.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

24-Mar

BRUCE, KENNETH RUPERT  (422400); age 24 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ959 of No 644 Sqn, which was lost during Operation Varsity.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Mar

ATTEWELL, LEONARD WILLIAM  (1473891); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA669 of No 644 Sqn, which came down near Wesel during Operation Varsity.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

DUTTON, LESLIE ALFRED  (1322117); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA669 of No 644 Sqn, which came down near Wesel during Operation Varsity.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

HUGHES, JOHN PHILIP  (1622924); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA669 of No 644 Sqn, which came down near Wesel during Operation Varsity.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

LAWRENCE, WILLIAM GEORGE  (1219113); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA669 of No 644 Sqn, which came down near Wesel during Operation Varsity.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

MAIN, CLARENCE  (1596236); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA669 of No 644 Sqn, which came down near Wesel during Operation Varsity.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

NICHOLSON, TOM BROOK  (1684663); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA669 of No 644 Sqn, which came down near Wesel during Operation Varsity.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

McNAIRNEY, FRANCIS  (1371126); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 658 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

DAKERS, WILLIAM  (1348027); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2708 Sqn RAF Regiment when he was killed by a sniper during a morning sweep in defence of the airfield at Meiktila.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

24-Mar

ALLEN, LAURENCE FREDERICK  (1279868); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2963 Sqn RAF Regiment when he was possibly killed whilst defending the airfield at Meiktila.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

24-Mar

BROWN, RONALD DOUGLAS  (925827); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2963 Sqn RAF Regiment when he was possibly killed whilst defending the airfield at Meiktila.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

24-Mar

BOND, DENNIS LANGDOWN  (1803852); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

AUSTIN, MAURICE  (164397); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

COOK, EDWIN  (150904); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

CUSWORTH, FRANK HARROWER  (150896); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

DORMER, REGINALD  (1804536); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

ESSEN, MALCOLM FREDERICK  (1805320); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

FOWLER, HUBERT ALEXANDER  (164237); age 28 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

FREEMAN, JOHN WILLIAM  (150989); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Mar

GRANT, GEOFFREY JOHN CARDROSS  (1807131); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

GRAY, ROBERT  (180030); age 27 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Mar

HANSON, GEOFFREY BERNARD  (166501); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Mar

HEADS, ROBERT  (1673295); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Mar

HUTCHENS, DAVID LESLIE  (1605848); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Mar

HYDE, PERCY NICOLAS  (1803473); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Mar

JAMIESON, ROBERT WILLIAM CHARLES  (163936); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

JOHNSON, KENNETH MAURICE  (180244); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

KELSALL, KENNETH ALBERT  (1685493); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

KNOWLES, EDWIN JAMES  (163764); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

24-Mar

LOGIE, ALEXANDER RANDOLPH  (1569292); age 26 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

LOVE, ANDREW BELL COLVILLE  (1568583); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

LOWMAN, WILLIAM SAMUEL EDGAR  (1804196); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

MADDOCK, GEOFFREY WILLIAM  (163893); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

McGREGOR, ANDREW  (163803); age 29 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

McLEAN, SAMUEL  (180097); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

MURPHY, WALTER FRANCIS  (1523999); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

PARKINSON, THOMAS ANTHONY  (1625416); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

PAUL, WILLIAM HENRY  (180089); age 26 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

SHEPHERD, ROBERT JAMES  (1568430); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Mar

SHERWOOD, JOHN RICHARD  (163891); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

SHORE, JAMES ALPHONSUS  (1583895); age 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Mar

SKELDON, ANGUS WALLIS  (1623522); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

SPARKES, KENNETH CHARLES  (1669241); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

TAYLOR, FREDERICK ARTHUR  (1605788); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Mar

TYSON , WILLIAM JOHN  (1658660); age  RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

WARREN, KENNETH JOHN  (1588492); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Mar

WATES, WILLIAM JOHN  (164368); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

LANDER, CUTHBERT MONS  (108159); age 30 RAFVR

Wg Cdr

He was serving with No 1307 Wing when he was killed by a sniper whilst leading a morning sweep in defence of the airfield at Meiktila.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

24-Mar

STIVEN, JOHN GRANT  (1264280); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 512 AMES when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Kuching.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

24-Mar

McLEAN, JAMES  (647093); age 23 RAF

Cpl

He had been serving with No 512 AMES when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in Java.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

24-Mar

WELPLY, JAMES VICTOR ALTON  (164138); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 85 Grp and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

LEAVY, JOSEPH PATRICK  (163756); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with B' Sqn, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

LAIDLAW, THOMAS  (1343286); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with B' Sqn, GPR, Keevil and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

NASH, JOHN KENNETH PATRICK  (162095); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with D' Sqn, 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

O'SULLIVAN, JOHN MORTIMER  (1412726); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with D' Sqn, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

ROWLEY, REGINALD ALBERT  (1806837); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with D' Sqn, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

HAIG, JOHN SUTHERLAND  (180120); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with G' Sqn GPR and was probably was killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

LEDBROOK, ARTHUR SYDNEY  (55637); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with G' Sqn GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

SCRASE, ROBERT ALFRED  (166036); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with G' Sqn, 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

SMITH, JOHN KENNETH  (1600926); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with G' Sqn, 1 Wing, GPR and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

PODMORE, ROLAND  (1699578); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with G' Sqn, 1 Wing, GRP and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

STUBBINGS, JACK WILLIAM  (1625159); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with G' Sqn, 1 Wing, GRP and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

ELLERINGTON, CLAUDE  (1675640); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with Glider Pilot Regiment and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

HAYMAN, WILLIAM  (1606066); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with Glider Pilot Regiment and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

STEVENS, THOMAS JOHN ALFRED  (1685282); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with Glider Pilot Regiment and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

WHITELEY, TOM  (1675514); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with Glider Pilot Regiment and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

ANKERS, ALFRED MICHAEL  (163929); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Fairford and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Venray War Cemetery

24-Mar

EDWARDS, DEREK WALLACE  (180131); age 21 RAF

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Gosfield and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

GRAHAM, GORDON NOEL  (649908); age 24 RAF

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Rivenhall and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

BOWLER, KENNETH  (649909); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Rivenhall and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

CLARK, MAURICE ROBERT  (649910); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Rivenhall and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

DENBY, HERBERT HARTLEY  (649911); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Rivenhall and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

McINNES, WILLIAM GEORGE  (649912); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Rivenhall and was probably killed during Operation 'Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Mar

BOOTH, DOROTHY  (433421); age 24 WAAF

LACW

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Buckrose 3 Qtr.  She is buried in Penistone (Stottercliffe) Cemetery

24-Mar

ROUSE, NORMAN FREDERICK  (954186); age 26 RAFVR

WO

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC691 of No 105 OTU, which came down in the Irish Sea off Haverigg during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Lowestoft (St Margaret) Churchyard.

24-Mar

PILKINGTON, NORMAN HENRY  (1379350); age 29 RAFVR

WO

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC691 of No 105 OTU, which came down in the Irish Sea off Haverigg during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Deane (St Mary) Churchyard.

24-Mar

PRICE, ANTHONY DILWORTH  (1232884); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC691 of No 105 OTU, which came down in the Irish Sea off Haverigg during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Wednesbury Cemetery.

24-Mar

GRIFFIN, PERCY  (1484538); age 39 RAFVR

LAC

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

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