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Casualties - 25 - 29 March 1945


25-Mar

VASSILLIADES, BASIL MICHAEL  (182875); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, EJ755 'A' of No 3 Sqn, which exploded after being hit by flak near Pizzighettone.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Mar

GARBUTT, EDWARD HARVEY  (1604738); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Boston IV, BZ564 of No 55 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Cervia during an armed recce following an engine failure.  He is buried in Cesena War Cemetery

25-Mar

HOW, GEOFFREY BARNES  (1819994); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Boston IV, BZ564 of No 55 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Cervia during an armed recce following an engine failure.  He is buried in Ravenna War Cemetery

25-Mar

ROGERS, ARTHUR MURRAY  (1589690); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Boston IV, BZ564 of No 55 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Cervia during an armed recce following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

25-Mar

TAYLOR, HENRY WILLIAM  (1603787); age 29 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Boston IV, BZ564 of No 55 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Cervia during an armed recce following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

25-Mar

STEWART, IAN GRAHAME  (43983); age 25 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang IV, KH732 of No 65 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190 whilst escorting Mosquitoes to Norway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Mar

MYERS, GRANVILLE  (1439218); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, MV417 of No 67 Sqn, which crashed after colliding with a Hurricane on take off from Dabaig.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

25-Mar

BENNETT, WILLIAM KEITH DFC (37471); age 23 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC555 of No 69 Sqn, which crashed and exploded near Apeldoorn, Holland.  He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery

25-Mar

SUTHERLAND, ROBERT GRAHAM  (591815); age 21 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC555 of No 69 Sqn, which crashed and exploded near Apeldoorn, Holland.  He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery

25-Mar

BEARCROFT, KENNETH RICHARD  (154386); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC555 of No 69 Sqn, which crashed and exploded near Apeldoorn, Holland.  He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery

25-Mar

JEFFERY, ROBERT  (1813960); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC555 of No 69 Sqn, which crashed and exploded near Apeldoorn, Holland.  He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery

25-Mar

LINNARD, GERALD WYNNE  (1421523); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC555 of No 69 Sqn, which crashed and exploded near Apeldoorn, Holland.  He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery

25-Mar

LONG, WILLIAM HENRY  (419859); age 23 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, SN138 of No 80 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Bocholt.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

25-Mar

CHAPMAN, AMBROSE ARTHUR  (571903); age Unknown RAF

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MA741 of No 111 Sqn, which exploded during a dive bombing attack.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

25-Mar

MALTBY, CHRISTOPHER JAMES  (127952); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, RK860 of No 124 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by the blast of its own bombs near Breakelon.  He is buried in Breukelen (Kerkplein) General Cemetery

25-Mar

BURGESS, ERNEST CHARLES  (1642504); age 39 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 146 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

25-Mar

LAVERACK, KENNETH GRAHAM  (43640); age Unknown RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME521 AS-A of No 166 Sqn, which crashed near Ronnenberg after being hit by a bomb from above during a raid to Hannover.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

25-Mar

GIBSON, THOMAS  (1891436); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME521 AS-A of No 166 Sqn, which crashed near Ronnenberg after being hit by a bomb from above during a raid to Hannover.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

25-Mar

HUNT, KENNETH EDWARD  (1893291); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME521 AS-A of No 166 Sqn, which crashed near Ronnenberg after being hit by a bomb from above during a raid to Hannover.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

25-Mar

TURNER, ALEXANDER DOUGLAS  (157949); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR141 of No 333 Sqn, which failed to return and was possibly shot down by Fw 190s off Flado Island.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery

25-Mar

SKAVHAUGEN, KNUT (?); age unknown RNorN Lt Cdr

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR141 of No 333 Sqn, which failed to return and was possibly shot down by Fw 190s off Flado Island.

25-Mar

McLEOD, ANGUS  (49791); age 23 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RS633 of No 248 Sqn, which was probably shot down by enemy fighters 70 miles from Solund.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Mar

WHEELEY, FRANCIS NORMAN  (1557881); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RS633 of No 248 Sqn, which was probably shot down by enemy fighters 70 miles from Solund.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Mar

LEAMON, FRANCIS NOEL  (425861); age 21 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, RK884 'J' of No 322 Sqn, which was lost on an armed recce to the airfield at Quackenbruck.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Mar

BOBBETT, ARNOLD HANNAM DFC (153357); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR141 of No 333 Sqn, which failed to return and was possibly shot down by Fw 190s off Flado Island.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Mar

HULSE, JOHN LEONARD JAMES  (634691); age 21 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH397 'Z' of No 358 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a tree as it took off from Jessore.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

25-Mar

HAWKINS, JAMES FREDERICK CHARLES  (1301823); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH397 'Z' of No 358 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a tree as it took off from Jessore.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

25-Mar

LOVELESS, LESLIE CHARLES  (1604264); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH397 'Z' of No 358 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a tree as it took off from Jessore.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

25-Mar

MILLS, WALTER ROY  (1108628); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH397 'Z' of No 358 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a tree as it took off from Jessore.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

25-Mar

POTTER, DAVID SCOTT  (1826585); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH397 'Z' of No 358 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a tree as it took off from Jessore.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

25-Mar

ROWE, GERALD DESMOND TOWNSEND  (1795301); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH397 'Z' of No 358 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a tree as it took off from Jessore.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

25-Mar

TAYLOR, THOMAS DIXON  (163841); age 26 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH397 'Z' of No 358 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a tree as it took off from Jessore.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

25-Mar

YOUNG, CHARLES CLARENCE  (1623858); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH397 'Z' of No 358 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a tree as it took off from Jessore.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

25-Mar

HENCHER, SIDNEY EDWARD  (J/94614); age 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH397 'Z' of No 358 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a tree as it took off from Jessore.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

25-Mar

MOORE, LESLIE ALBERT  (J/17857); age 23 RCAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XIV, MV258 of No 402 Sqn, which dived into the ground after being hit by flak whilst attacking a train.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

25-Mar

HAMILTON, RAMSAY  (1568370); age 32 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP804 EQ-K of No 408 Sqn, which exploded over Amelsburen in the target area after being hit by flak on a raid to Munster.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

25-Mar

BURROWS, BERNARD ARTHUR  (J/42161); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP804 EQ-K of No 408 Sqn, which exploded over Amelsburen in the target area after being hit by flak on a raid to Munster.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

25-Mar

COFIELD, CLARENCE LEONARD  (J/95234); age 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP804 EQ-K of No 408 Sqn, which exploded over Amelsburen in the target area after being hit by flak on a raid to Munster.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

25-Mar

LAY, WILLIAM ROBERT  (J/42183); age 27 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP804 EQ-K of No 408 Sqn, which exploded over Amelsburen in the target area after being hit by flak on a raid to Munster.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

25-Mar

MARCHANT, JOHN PHILLIP  (J/85813); age 26 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP804 EQ-K of No 408 Sqn, which exploded over Amelsburen in the target area after being hit by flak on a raid to Munster.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

25-Mar

SHANTZ, FREDERICK WEBER  (J/42248); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP804 EQ-K of No 408 Sqn, which exploded over Amelsburen in the target area after being hit by flak on a raid to Munster.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

25-Mar

LOWE, STANLEY WILLIAM  (1818319); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was flying in Halifax III, MZ907 6U-P of No 415 Sqn, which was abandoned near Wulfen after being hit by flak.  He was captured but whilst being taken to a military unit was attacked and beaten by a mob before being shot.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

25-Mar

BRENNAN, LAWRENCE WILLIAM  (J/95242); age 31 RCAF

Plt Off

He was flying in Halifax III, MZ907 6U-P of No 415 Sqn, which was abandoned near Wulfen after being hit by flak.  Landing safely he was captured but whilst being taken to a military unit was attacked and beaten by a mob before being shot.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

25-Mar

JONES, JACK MACDONALD  (J/95350); age 27 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ907 6U-P of No 415 Sqn, which was hit by flak on a raid to Munster and crashed near Wulfen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

25-Mar

McCOLLUM, JACK ROSS  (J/41476); age 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ907 6U-P of No 415 Sqn, which was hit by flak on a raid to Munster and crashed near Wulfen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

25-Mar

PAUL, ROBERT ANDREW  (J/95472); age 24 RCAF

Plt Off

He was flying in Halifax III, MZ907 6U-P of No 415 Sqn, which was abandoned near Wulfen after being hit by flak.  He was captured but whilst being taken to a military unit was attacked and beaten by a mob before being shot.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

25-Mar

BRANSTON, LEONARD FRANK  (J/95241); age 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP811 OW-J of No 426 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Westenfeld en-route to a raid on Munster.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

25-Mar

JENVEY, DONALD EDWARD  (J/11309); age 24 RCAF

Flt Lt

He died from injuries sustained on 29 Dec 1944 whilst flying in Typhoon IB, RB201 of No 440 Sqn, which crashed in a force landing near Gonau after being hit by flak.  He is buried in Enschede Eastern General Cemetery

25-Mar

KALKA, WILLIAM ARTHUR  (415415); age 22 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was flying in Tempest V, NV981 of No 486 Sqn, which abandoned near Grave after being hit by flak but he landed in the River Maas and drowned.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery

25-Mar

HILLS, ERNEST  (1255848); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 2854 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

25-Mar

WAITE, ROBERT JAMES  (1474336); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2963 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

25-Mar

ROGERS, LEONARD  (1584825); age 29 RAFVR

AC2

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Oxford I, HN547 of No 23 SFTS, which was involved in a flying accident.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

25-Mar

PHILLIPS, ARCHIBALD CLIFFORD  (1852332); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW204 'J' of No 34 SAAF, which failed to return from an operation against railway targets at Villach.  He is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery

25-Mar

WARRINGTON, ROBERT  (164321); age 30 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW204 'J' of No 34 SAAF, which failed to return from an operation against railway targets at Villach.  He is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery

25-Mar

BALL, CYRIL DENNIS  (172757); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, HJ923 of No 54 OTU, which dived into the ground near Greenhill, Roxburghshire.  He is buried in Adbaston (St Michael) Churchyard

25-Mar

THOMPSON, ROBERT  (1551830); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN236 of No 55 OTU, which crashed into the crew room of a dispersal hut whilst making an attempted forced landing on the airfield at Aston Down.  He is buried in Hawick (St Cuthbert) Episcopalian Churchyard

25-Mar

GUNN, ROBERT HENRY  (1537902); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was probably killed when Typhoon IB, MN236 of No 55 OTU, crashed into the crew room of his dispersal hut whilst making an attempted forced landing on the airfield at Aston Down.  He is buried in Nottingham General Cemetery

25-Mar

ROBERTS, NAN MENZIES  (2116233); age 20 WAAF

LACW

She died from injuries sustained when Typhoon IB, MN236 of No 55 OTU, crashed into the crew room of a dispersal hut whilst making an attempted forced landing on the airfield at Aston Down.  She is buried in Perth (Wellshill) Cemetery

25-Mar

BENTLEY, FREDERICK  (1626846); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 6197 SE at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery

25-Mar

RISLEY, BERTIE  (1526082); age 36 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 6320 SE at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

25-Mar

BURR, ARTHUR HENRY DFC (66513); age 26 RAF

Flt Lt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Master II, DL249 of the 7 SFTS, which spun into the ground at Terrington St Clements in Norfolk.  He is buried in Heston (St Leonard) Churchyard

25-Mar

WILLIAMS, DAVID LESLIE CHARLES  (1168810); age Unknown RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 84 Grp at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

25-Mar

WHITE, CHARLES WILLIAM  (2248864); age 20 RAFVR

AC1

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

25-Mar

MUNDAY, WILFRED GEORGE  (174606); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ294 of the 13 OTU, which swung and hit trees on overshoot at Hampstead Norris aerodrome.  He is buried in Iver (St Peter) Churchyard.

25-Mar

NAYLOR, MICHAEL ERIC PHILIP  (165913); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ294 of the 13 OTU, which swung and hit trees on overshoot at Hampstead Norris aerodrome.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery.

26-Mar

DAY, ERIC ALBERT  (1389158); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was serving with No 13 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

26-Mar

JOYCE, WILLIAM CHARLES EDWARD  (1896675); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 13 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

26-Mar

THOMAS, PERCIVAL ERIC  (1547800); age 33 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 13 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

26-Mar

WAINWRIGHT, GEORGE  (1238479); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 13 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

26-Mar

CARMICHAEL, EOGHAN LYON  (151929); age 29 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV372 of No 27 Sqn, which was shot down by ground fire near Loikaw.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

26-Mar

HALCROW, JAMES LEONARD  (165457); age 42 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV372 of No 27 Sqn, which was shot down by ground fire near Loikaw.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

26-Mar

AUSTEN, WILLIAM ARTHUR  (1581189); age 34 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR527 of No 45 Sqn, which flew into the ground whilst attacking enemy MT.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

26-Mar

HOLMES, ALAN  (1039475); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR527 of No 45 Sqn, which flew into the ground whilst attacking enemy MT.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

26-Mar

MACLAREN, WILLIAM ROSS  (161788); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, EJ708 'W' of No 56 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Dorslen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

26-Mar

PRATT, DAVID LAURENCE  (1613112); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 73 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

26-Mar

HORSFIELD, CECIL  (1045288); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 110 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

26-Mar

CULLIGAN, PATRICK JOSEPH  (194007); age 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was serving with No 266 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Grave Roman Catholic Cemetery

26-Mar

CHURCHAL, Mieczyslaw (P.706446); age 22 PAF

AC2

He was serving with No 300 when he died from self inflicted wound at RAF Faldingworth.  He is buried in Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery

26-Mar

PARKER, GORDON  (1685728); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW319 'A' of No 354 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst carrying out an anti-shipping operation in the Andaman Sea.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Mar

SLATER, CYRIL JOHN  (156021); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW319 'A' of No 354 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst carrying out an anti-shipping operation in the Andaman Sea.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Mar

CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER PETER  (R/163475); age 22 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW319 'A' of No 354 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst carrying out an anti-shipping operation in the Andaman Sea.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Mar

LINDZON, IRVING  (J/42510); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW319 'A' of No 354 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst carrying out an anti-shipping operation in the Andaman Sea.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Mar

McIVER, JACK SAMUEL  (R/277937); age 19 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW319 'A' of No 354 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst carrying out an anti-shipping operation in the Andaman Sea.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Mar

McRAE, WILLIAM GORDON  (J/6834); age 29 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW319 'A' of No 354 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst carrying out an anti-shipping operation in the Andaman Sea.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Mar

PARKER, HARRY  (J/43687); age 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW319 'A' of No 354 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst carrying out an anti-shipping operation in the Andaman Sea.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Mar

PAYNE, WILLIAM ANDREW BOYD  (J/41431); age 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW319 'A' of No 354 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst carrying out an anti-shipping operation in the Andaman Sea.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Mar

POLLARD, EDWARD WALTER  (J/43686); age 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW319 'A' of No 354 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst carrying out an anti-shipping operation in the Andaman Sea.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Mar

NAYLOR, RALPH EDWARD  (J/4550); age 28 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ485 of No 418 Sqn, which crashed near Eindhoven on a flight from Gilze Rijen to Coxyde.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

26-Mar

HURST, HERBERT KITCHENER  (1588410); age 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 463 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in North Kesteven 2 Qtr.  He is buried in Wigan Cemetery

26-Mar

BAILEY, ANTHONY HAROLD  (417146); age 23 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, NV932 'U' of No 486 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Xanten.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

26-Mar

BROGAN, JOHN JOSEPH  (655067); age 25 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NB824 of No 524 Sqn, which crashed on take off following an engine failure.  He is buried in Stamford Cemetery

26-Mar

CUTHBERT, LEONARD SHELTON  (1339638); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NB824 of No 524 Sqn, which crashed on take off following an engine failure.  He is buried in Salisbury (London Road) Cemetery

26-Mar

HARRIS, FREDERICK ARTHUR  (1399889); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NB824 of No 524 Sqn, which crashed on take off following an engine failure.  He is buried in Romford Cemetery

26-Mar

LAMING, LEONARD LEWIS  (1603656); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NB824 of No 524 Sqn, which crashed on take off following an engine failure.  He is buried in Blackpool (Carleton) Cemetery

26-Mar

ROBINSON, GEORGE JOHN  (2206105); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He was serving with No 660 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

26-Mar

THOMPSON, STEPHEN THOMAS  (816056); age Unknown RAF

LAC

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

26-Mar

ROUCHY, JOHN FREDERICK  (1231820); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

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

26-Mar

BRACKENBURY, KENNETH STEPHEN  (912488); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 62 RSU when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity, probably whilst being held in a camp at Sandakan in Borneo.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Mar

KITCHINGHAM, TOM  (642298); age 23 RAF

Cpl

He had been serving with AHQ 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

26-Mar

BLAIR, HENRY HADDOW  (1365669); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with Gong Kedak when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatra Railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

26-Mar

COLLINS, ALFRED EDWARD  (1220595); age 37 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with RIMU 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

26-Mar

WHEELER, JOAN MARY DORCAS  (2017362); age 23 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 Andover.  She is buried in Andover Cemetery

26-Mar

HOARE, CHARLES THOMAS EDWIN  (1619264); 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 Chippenham.  He is buried in Surbiton Cemetery

26-Mar

BOLAND, THOMAS  (1526384); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Lancaster (24), Leeds (37).  He is buried in Wigan Cemetery

26-Mar

MILLER, RAYMOND  (1299175); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Oxford 2 Qtr.  He is buried in Blendworth (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

26-Mar

HUNTINGTON, LAWRENCE VERNON  (176930); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Sleaford.  He is buried in Alverthorpe (St Paul) Churchyard

26-Mar

ALDRIDGE, LUCY ETHEL ELLEN  (2023482); age 21 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 Sudbury 2 Qtr.  She is buried in Romford Cemetery

27-Mar

BULLIMORE, KENNETH  (1623877); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Thunderbolt II, KJ136 of No 79 Sqn, which exploded in the air over Daunggya.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

27-Mar

VAN AMSTERDAM, ANDREAS ANTONIUS JOHANNES DFC (190755); age 28 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 139 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Mar

VAN AMSTERDAM, A A J DFC (); age 

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, MM131 XD-J of No 139 Sqn, which was shot down by a Me 262 near Brandenburg during a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Mar

SIMPSON, GEORGE ARTHUR  (944334); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

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

27-Mar

OSBORNE, HENRY RICHARD  (909342); age 26 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 242 Sqn, 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

27-Mar

DOE, JAMES HENRY  (1296952); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving with No 242 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

27-Mar

SIMMONDS, ANTHONY RICHARD  (2237106); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK743 of No 251 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Reykjavik during a meteorological recce flight.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery

27-Mar

SMITH, NORMAN  (139808); age 29 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK743 of No 251 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Reykjavik during a meteorological recce flight.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery

27-Mar

EDMONDSON, WILLIAM  (J/88640); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK743 of No 251 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Reykjavik during a meteorological recce flight.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery

27-Mar

LINCOLN, THOMAS MCLAREN  (J/88482); age 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK743 of No 251 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Reykjavik during a meteorological recce flight.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery

27-Mar

YULE, JOHN JAMES  (J/93425); age Unknown RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FK743 of No 251 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Reykjavik during a meteorological recce flight.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery

27-Mar

STINSON, ALBERT HENRY  (549035); age 24 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA664 of No 298 Sqn, which stalled and dived into the ground on the downwind leg of the circuit at Tarrant Rushton o its return from a night cross country sortie.  He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery

27-Mar

ACKROYD, HAROLD ERIC  (165167); age 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA664 of No 298 Sqn, which stalled and dived into the ground on the downwind leg of the circuit at Tarrant Rushton o its return from a night cross country sortie.  He is buried in Southport (Duke Street) Cemetery

27-Mar

PAYNE, JACK REDMAN  (1896652); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA664 of No 298 Sqn, which stalled and dived into the ground on the downwind leg of the circuit at Tarrant Rushton o its return from a night cross country sortie.  He is buried in Egerton (St James) Churchyard

27-Mar

STEWART, GEORGE CAMERON MCKAY  (977419); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA664 of No 298 Sqn, which stalled and dived into the ground on the downwind leg of the circuit at Tarrant Rushton o its return from a night cross country sortie.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

27-Mar

WILLIAMS, PAUL CHARLES  (150609); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA664 of No 298 Sqn, which stalled and dived into the ground on the downwind leg of the circuit at Tarrant Rushton o its return from a night cross country sortie.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

27-Mar

REDKNAP, SEATON GEORGE  (R/204549); age 27 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA664 of No 298 Sqn, which stalled and dived into the ground on the downwind leg of the circuit at Tarrant Rushton o its return from a night cross country sortie.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

27-Mar

GANT, MAURICE GEORGE  (J/42505); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, RV326 8K-L of No 571 Sqn, which came down at Zevenhuisen during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Leek (Zevenhuizen) General Cemetery

27-Mar

HUDSON, GORDON DAVID  (413419); age 26 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, RV326 8K-L of No 571 Sqn, which came down at Zevenhuisen during a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Leek (Zevenhuizen) General Cemetery

27-Mar

THOMPSON, FRANK  (165310); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR206 'M' of No 605 Sqn, which failed to return from an evening intruder sortie over Germany.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Mar

WILSON, RAYMOND WILLIAM  (155235); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR206 'M' of No 605 Sqn, which failed to return from an evening intruder sortie over Germany.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Mar

DAVISON, JAMES STEWART  (200541); age 24 RAF

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, MT988 of No 607 Sqn, which crashed after bursting into flames in the air.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

27-Mar

YOUNG, FRANK RAVEN  (562355); age 33 RAF

Flt Sgt

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 Ancona War Cemetery

27-Mar

VALE, ERIC STANLEY  (101470); age 27 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, PF466 P3-C of No 692 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Mar

MANNING, FREDERICK JOHN  (J/44304); age 34 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, PF466 P3-C of No 692 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Mar

ESPOSTI, WILLIAM JOSEPH  (1407367); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2719 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Surrey S E.  He is buried in Cardiff (Cathys) Cemetery

27-Mar

JONES, THOMAS  (970172); age 27 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 151 MU when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity, probably whilst being held in a camp at Sandakan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-Mar

GIFFEN, WILLIAM  (1025146); age Unknown 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

27-Mar

CANTLE, JOHN CHRISTOPHER  (1813381); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard III, 7420 (ex EX872) of No 22 AS, which failed to recover from a spin near Heidelburg.  He is buried in Vereeniging Old Town Cemetery

27-Mar

WRIGHT, MALCOLM STEWART  (1397115); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard III, 7420 (ex EX872) of No 22 AS, which failed to recover from a spin near Heidelburg.  He is buried in Vereeniging Old Town Cemetery

27-Mar

CARLSON, JOHN ARVID  (818181); age 27 AuxAF

Cpl

He was serving with No 283 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

27-Mar

WING, PERCY FREDERICK  (1680611); age 37 RAFVR

Cpl

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

27-Mar

JACKSON, STANLEY GEORGE  (1725341); age 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 370 WU Det at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kandy War Cemetery

27-Mar

SHEA, KENNETH GEORGE  (408707); age 27 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL504 'Commando' of No 45 Grp Comm Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a trans-Atlantic flight from Northolt to Ottawa via the Azores.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Mar

BIDDELL, WILLIAM HUGH  (37376); age Unknown RAF

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL504 'Commando' of No 45 Grp Comm Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a trans-Atlantic flight from Northolt to Ottawa via the Azores.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Mar

DRUMMOND, Sir PETER ROY MAXWELL  (); age 50 RAF

AM

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL504 'Commando' of No 45 Grp Comm Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a trans-Atlantic flight from Northolt to Ottawa via the Azores.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Mar

BRODIE, AUBREY NORMAN  (170642); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL504 'Commando' of No 45 Grp Comm Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a trans-Atlantic flight from Northolt to Ottawa via the Azores.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Mar

PLUM, ELISHA GADDIS  (79965); age 47 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL504 'Commando' of No 45 Grp Comm Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a trans-Atlantic flight from Northolt to Ottawa via the Azores.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Mar

SULLIVAN, GEORGE ALLAN  (J/44046); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, EK364 of No 56 OTU, which failed to recover from a dive, crashing at Ilderton in Northumberland.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

27-Mar

BELLIS, ROBERT SAMUEL  (J/44062); age 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN532 of No 56 OTU, which flew into high ground at Stoney Hill in Ayrshire whilst flying in cloud during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

27-Mar

SIMPSON, JOHN CHRISTIE  (J/43334); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER889 of No 71 OTU, which collided with JK324 near El Lalhiya in Egypt.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery

27-Mar

BATES, WILLIAM HENRY  (1632333); age Unknown RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with HQ Provost Service and was drowned, circumstances unknown.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery.

27-Mar

McKEON, LEONARD  (646134); age 26 RAF

Cpl

He had been serving at RAF Kuantan 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

27-Mar

ROWARTH, JOHN GEORGE  (1326197); age 26 RAFVR

AC1

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

27-Mar

GLENDINNING, ROBERT MERCER  (948046); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with RAF Adv Comm Flt at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery

27-Mar

RODGERS, WILLIAM  (527615); age 28 RAF

Sgt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in N Ireland?.  He is buried in Londonderry City Cemetery

27-Mar

MOULD, CYRIL CHARDIN  (1463455); age 36 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 Radnorshire.  He is buried in Llandrindod Wells Cemetery

27-Mar

BRAHAM, MICHAEL  (904122); age 26 RAFVR

Cpl

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

27-Mar

MANTUS, GERALD  (167685); age 20 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was serving as a navigator in the UK and was killed by enemy action along with his father at 86 Hughes Mansions, Vallance Road.  He is buried in East Ham (Marlow Road) Jewish Cemetery.

28-Mar

SHEPPARD, STANLEY ARTHUR  (1587835); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, NV973 'B' of No 56 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 near Munster.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

28-Mar

REED, BRUCE NORMAN  (J/88627); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, LE392 of No 113 Sqn, which crashed near Sadaung when he failed to recover from a stall.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

28-Mar

SHARPE, BERTIE WALTER  (121374); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, KH489 'O' of No 126 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off the Dutch coast during an escort sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Mar

WHISKIN, DENNIS RICHARD  (1314711); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Thunderbolt I, HB158 of No 135 Sqn, which failed to return from operations.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

28-Mar

TAYLOR, ARNOLD LINDSAY  (940694); age 28 RAFVR

LAC

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

28-Mar

HUGHES, ALEC JOHN  (1218482); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving with No 242 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity, probably during a forced march across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

28-Mar

RECINA, ALEX  (147601); age 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 264 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Lesquin Communal Cemetery

28-Mar

ROBERTS, RONALD  (153672); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 272 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ancona War Cemetery

28-Mar

SWINNERTON, HENRY  (1827820); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell III, HD392 of No 320 Sqn, when it was hit by flak near Engekekirchen.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

28-Mar

REEVES, MCKENZIE  (J/87156); age 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XVI, SM302 of No 403 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Borken whilst attacking enemy MT.  He is buried in Nederweert War Cemetery

28-Mar

DAY, JOHN ALFRED  (431092); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ599 AZ-F of No 627 Sqn, which probably ditched off the Frisians durng a Gardening sortie to the Elbe.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Mar

MORRISH, FREDERICK HERBERT  (1409739); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2963 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

28-Mar

KING, THOMAS BERNARD  (1237538); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

At the moment neither his unit nor his cause of death has yet been ascertained, although he is listed as dying on active service.  He is buried in Toronto (Prospect) Cemetery

28-Mar

KLEISER, EDGAR LOUIS  (911965); age Unknown 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

28-Mar

BALDWIN, FREDERICK  (640775); age Unknown RAF

LAC

He was serving with No 1 RIMU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

28-Mar

REES, ARTHUR DAVID  (656487); age 35 RAF

WO

He was serving with No 34 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

28-Mar

HANNAFORD, HECTOR ROY DFC (); age  RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN409 of No 45 Grp, which crashed out of control near Prestwick as it descended through cloud at the end of trans-Atlantic ferry flight.  

28-Mar

JAMIESON, ALEXANDER DONALD CYRIL  (1391066); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN409 of No 45 Grp, which crashed out of control near Prestwick as it descended through cloud at the end of trans-Atlantic ferry flight.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

28-Mar

LAVIN, PATRICK  (981512); age 25 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN409 of No 45 Grp, which crashed out of control near Prestwick as it descended through cloud at the end of trans-Atlantic ferry flight.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

28-Mar

NEWMAN, J W (); age  RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN409 of No 45 Grp, which crashed out of control near Prestwick as it descended through cloud at the end of trans-Atlantic ferry flight.  

28-Mar

COLLIER, GORDON HARRY  (1677952); age 20 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 6220 BD Flt and died in St Joseph's Military Hospital, Eindhoven after being fatally injured whilst clearing an enemy bomb dump on Welshap Airfield.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

28-Mar

MORRIS, LEONARD  (1028262); age 24 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 81 RSU 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

28-Mar

MACKAY, ULRICK SINCLAIR  (22209); age 40 RAF

Flt Lt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Surrey S W.  He was cremated at Woking (St John's) Crematorium

29-Mar

WILD, ROBERT HENRY  (1145716); age 39 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 35 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Leeds.  He is buried in Bramley (St Peter) Churchyard

29-Mar

BLACK, RONALD ERSKINE  (1588358); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in either Mosquito VI, HR388 or HR489 of No 82 Sqn, which crashed in the area of Myingyan after bursting into flames in the air/crashed in the area of Allagappa after bursting into flames in the air.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

29-Mar

HAYES, GWILYM GRIFFITHS  (173232); age 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in either Mosquito VI, HR388 or HR489 of No 82 Sqn, which crashed in the area of Myingyan after bursting into flames in the air/crashed in the area of Allagappa after bursting into flames in the air.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

29-Mar

SMYTH, BENJAMIN THORPE  (170709); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, LF231 'X' of No 113 Sqn, when the port wing burst into flames and aircraft exploded over Myo-Gi during an attack.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

29-Mar

STANDRIN, ARTHUR  (1067443); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was serving with No 154 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

29-Mar

ARTHUR, NORMAN  (1118455); age 29 RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving with No 211 Sqn, 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

29-Mar

AYLWARD, HAROLD EDGAR CECIL  (160124); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PT960 of No 237 Sqn, which exploded after being hit by flak near Pizzighettone.  He is buried in Milan War Cemetery

29-Mar

CRESSY-MARCKS, WILLIAM ROY  (126660); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was mortally wounded whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH113 'S' of No 356 Sqn, which was hit by flak near Pegu, he died on the return journey.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

29-Mar

FALKENSTEIN, ALBERT CYRIL JOHN  (195472); age 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH113 'S' of No 356 Sqn, which was hit by flak near Pegu.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

29-Mar

COMMONS, ARTHUR  (946223); age 27 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 5023 (Airfield Construction) Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

29-Mar

MANSELL, STEPHANE PETER ANTHONY  (150982); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 1 Wing, GPR? and probably died from wounds/injuries sustained during the Rhine crossing - 'Opreation Varsity'.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

29-Mar

READER, DENNIS JAMES HEWITT  (193142); age 19 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, 5241 of No 11 OTU, which crashed in a forced landing near Pretoria having run out of fuel.  He is buried in Thaba Tshwane (New) Military Cemetery

29-Mar

FLETCHER, JACK  (1035626); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 151 MU 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

29-Mar

BEST, JOSEPH  (1117085); age Unknown RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 313 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

29-Mar

HERKESS, ARTHUR WILSON  (517159); age 31 RAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 426 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Brugge General Cemetery

29-Mar

DE BIENKKEWICZ (); age 

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DM336 of No 7 SFTS, which collided with Stirling PW391 near Thorney Toll, Peterborough.  

29-Mar

COOKE, PATRICK  (179358); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP309 of No 76 OTU, which crashed after being hit by LN495 as it climbed out from Aqir.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

29-Mar

CHITTENDEN, WALTER JOHN  (J/87174); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire, MK355 of No 83 GSU, which crashed near Shoreham during a low flying exercise.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

29-Mar

BELL, ALBERT  (644334); age 27 RAF

LAC

He had been serving in the Far East 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

29-Mar

BEARDSLEY, JOHN  (1530389); age 24 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving in the Far East when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being force marches across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

29-Mar

HARDY, JOHN  (567646); age Unknown RAF

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, PW391 of the ORTU, which collided with Master, DM336 of No 7 SFTS near Peterborough during a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Peterborough (Eastfield) Cemetery

29-Mar

ALDERSLEY, FREDERICK CHARLES  (1385448); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, PW391 of the ORTU, which collided with Master, DM336 of No 7 SFTS near Peterborough during a cross country training flight.  He is buried in New Southgate Cemetery

29-Mar

HOWES, WALTER JOHN  (127241); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, PW391 of the ORTU, which collided with Master, DM336 of No 7 SFTS near Peterborough during a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Lampeter (St Peter) Churchyard

29-Mar

INGER, KENNETH RHODES  (153746); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, PW391 of the ORTU, which collided with Master, DM336 of No 7 SFTS near Peterborough during a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Wallasey (Rake Lane) Cemetery

29-Mar

McALPINE, ROBERT HENRY  (2221305); age 37 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, PW391 of the ORTU, which collided with Master, DM336 of No 7 SFTS near Peterborough during a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Peterborough (Eastfield) Cemetery

29-Mar

REES, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (1585283); age 33 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, PW391 of the ORTU, which collided with Master, DM336 of No 7 SFTS near Peterborough during a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Radipole (St Ann) Churchyard Extension

29-Mar

SLEE, KENNETH  (2205180); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, PW391 of the ORTU, which collided with Master, DM336 of No 7 SFTS near Peterborough during a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

29-Mar

AGAZARIAN, JACK CHARLES STANMORE  (71106); age Unknown RAF

Flt Lt

He was serving with SOE and operated in France from December 1942. Eventually betrayed he was arrested in mid 1943. He was tortured in Fresnes prison for six months before being moved to Flossenbürg concentration cam where he was kept in solitary confinement until he was executed.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29-Mar

COLE, THOMAS JOHN  (125484); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

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

29-Mar

ROGERS, CHARLES ALFRED  (1435083); age 32 RAF

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 Greenwich.  He is buried in Chingford Mount Cemetery

29-Mar

THOMAS-FERRAND, HUGO MORETON WADDINGTON  (34032); age 32 RAF

Wg Cdr

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 Pembroke.  He is buried in Tenby (St Mary) Church Cemetery

29-Mar

CAMPBELL, GRAEME KENNEDY  (1874850); age 38 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 Stratford upon Avon.  He is buried in or was cremated at West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium

29-Mar

WOODWARD, RONALD BEDFORD  (1890240); age 20 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in West Cheshire.  He is buried in Sutton and Cheam (Cuddington) Cemetery

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