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Casualties - 10 - 13 April 1945


10-Apr

BRADLEY, TERENCE PATRICK ARMSTRONG  (39267); age 28 RAF

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD270 of No 27 Sqn, which crashed near Chiringa after colliding with a Vulture during an air test.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

10-Apr

HOLMES, CARLTON CURTIS  (165061); age 30 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD270 of No 27 Sqn, which crashed near Chiringa after colliding with a Vulture during an air test.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

10-Apr

RANALOW, PATRICK BARING OATES  (130989); age 30 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He died from severe injuries sustained on 8 Apr 1945 whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG440 TL-C of No 35 Sqn, which broke up after being hit by flak near Rotenburg during a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

10-Apr

GRADY, JOHN  (1676177); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KK233 of No 37 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Tortorella and blew up.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

10-Apr

HYSLOP, DAVID RAE  (1568361); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KK233 of No 37 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Tortorella and blew up.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

10-Apr

OULTRAM, CHARLES BERNARD  (2202332); age 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KK233 of No 37 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Tortorella and blew up.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

10-Apr

SHORROCK, FRANCIS WALTER HARRY  (1813266); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KK233 of No 37 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Tortorella and blew up.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

10-Apr

BULL, ALBERT EDWARD  (1816650); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND631 KM-B of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Wahren railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

KENNEDY, PATRICK WILLIAM  (160043); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND631 KM-B of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Wahren railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

McBURNEY, COLIN  (1090496); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND631 KM-B of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Wahren railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

OLSON, EDWARD PETER PAUL  (1615942); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND631 KM-B of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Wahren railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

SHORT, JAMES EDWARD  (1604391); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND631 KM-B of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Wahren railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

WOODHOUSE, GEOFFREY CLAYTON RANCE  (160244); age 29 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND631 KM-B of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Wahren railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

TURNER, ALLAN FREDERICK  (R/189991); age 22 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ND631 KM-B of No 44 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Wahren railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

MACKEY, HAROLD DEE  (J/23322); age 22 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, KW315 of No 47 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Kumbirgram possibly as a result of an engine failure. 1 other killed.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery

10-Apr

KING, HERBERT  (124798); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MJ632 of No 72 Sqn, which crashed near Portomaggiore after bursting into flames during a dive bombing attack.  He is buried in Argenta Gap War Cemetery

10-Apr

WILLIAMS, KINGSMILL BRADY CHARLES  (1127186); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, RR259 of No 72 Sqn, which crashed in an attempted forced landing near Fusignana after hitting a tree.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

10-Apr

PRESTON, ROBERT EDWARD  (1080471); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was captured on 21 Dec 1942 following a raid on Frankfurt whilst flying in Stirling I, BK618 AA-Q of No 75 Sqn and  died in captivity.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

BIRKS, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (56497); age 23 RAF

Plt Off

He was serving with No 78 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in West Bromwich Cemetery

10-Apr

NAYLOR, FRANCIS JAMES  (162617); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was flying in Lancaster III, ME423 OL-C of No 83 Sqn, which he abandoned after hit was set on fire by flak during a raid against the Wahren railway yards at Leipzig but he appears to have slipped from his parachute harness.  He is buried in Nederweert War Cemetery

10-Apr

MITTON, WILLIAM HERBERT  (195730); age 23 RAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RS550 of No 107 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie in the Muritz Lake/Soltau area.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

10-Apr

WILBY, EDWARD JOHN  (195683); age 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RS550 of No 107 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie in the Muritz Lake/Soltau area.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

10-Apr

McCULLOCH, DOUGLAS WILLIAM  (425878); age 21 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN853 'J' of No 164 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Lingen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

10-Apr

BLAKEY, HARRY VERNON  (1621031); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB704 TC-R of No 170 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-Apr

GOODENOUGH, FREDERICK WILLIAM REECE  (1607158); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB704 TC-R of No 170 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-Apr

HARFORD, RICHARD JOSEPH  (3034035); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB704 TC-R of No 170 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-Apr

HILL, LAWRENCE ABRAHAM  (3051022); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB704 TC-R of No 170 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-Apr

JARVIS, ALAN AUBREY  (1864299); age 19 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB704 TC-R of No 170 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-Apr

THORPE, ROLAND HENRY ALBERT  (1393293); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB704 TC-R of No 170 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-Apr

WOTHERSPOON, JOHN  (165703); age 32 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB704 TC-R of No 170 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-Apr

RANDALL, ALAN GEORGE  (1451571); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, RB274 of No 193 Sqn, which crashed at Arnhem after hitting power cables.  He is buried in Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery

10-Apr

EASTERBEE, ARTHUR EDWARD DFC (153385); age 36 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV360 of No 272 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an attack on a radar station at Salvore Zambrattia.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery

10-Apr

SCHAEFER, PERCY CHARLES  (102546); age 30 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV360 of No 272 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an attack on a radar station at Salvore Zambrattia.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

10-Apr

HAYEK, ARNOST  (788452); age 28 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV955 'D' of No 311 Sqn, which flew into the ground on a night take off from Tain.  He is buried in Tain (St Duthus) Cemetery

10-Apr

KENEDY, OTA KAREL  (788099); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV955 'D' of No 311 Sqn, which flew into the ground on a night take off from Tain.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register

10-Apr

PALME, ZDENEK  (787022); age 30 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV955 'D' of No 311 Sqn, which flew into the ground on a night take off from Tain.  He is buried in Tain (St Duthus) Cemetery

10-Apr

SCHOLZ, RUDOLF  (788602); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV955 'D' of No 311 Sqn, which flew into the ground on a night take off from Tain.  He is buried in Stoke Row (St John) Churchyard

10-Apr

SIMET, JOSEF  (82635); age 30 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV955 'D' of No 311 Sqn, which flew into the ground on a night take off from Tain.  He is buried in Tain (St Duthus) Cemetery

10-Apr

VANIS, JOSEF  (654754); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV955 'D' of No 311 Sqn, which flew into the ground on a night take off from Tain.  He is buried in Tain (St Duthus) Cemetery

10-Apr

DE SAXCE, A (); age Recce FFAF

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, TB381 of No 341 Sqn, which he abandoned after being hit by flak but he was too low.  

10-Apr

MELLSTROM, MELBORN LESLIE DFC (J/18414); age 31 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was flying in Lancaster III, ME315 of No 405 Sqn and was killed by fire from a ME163 during a raid to Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

10-Apr

ANDREWS, JAMES MARK  (1826084); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA185 6U-B of No 415 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Engelsdorf and Mockau railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

BURNS, MELVIN JOHN (MEL)  (J/95235); age 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA185 6U-B of No 415 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Engelsdorf and Mockau railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

EVANS, RONALD SYLVESTER  (J/35885); age 20 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA185 6U-B of No 415 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Engelsdorf and Mockau railway yards at Leipzig.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-Apr

LORENZ, DOUGLAS LEANDER  (J/95388); age Unknown RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA185 6U-B of No 415 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Engelsdorf and Mockau railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

SPRY, LORNE MORTIMORE  (J/39881); age 30 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA185 6U-B of No 415 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Engelsdorf and Mockau railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

TEEVIN, RUSSELL DONALD  (J/95513); age Unknown RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA185 6U-B of No 415 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Engelsdorf and Mockau railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

VEITCH, LAURENCE EDWARD  (J/39916); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA185 6U-B of No 415 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Engelsdorf and Mockau railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

THURSTON, WALTER ALFRED JAMES  (1896557); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB903 BM-F of No 433 Sqn, which exploded near the target area after being hit by flak during a raid against the Engelsdorf and Mockau railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

GRISDALE, ROBERT JAMES  (R/89832); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB903 BM-F of No 433 Sqn, which exploded near the target area after being hit by flak during a raid against the Engelsdorf and Mockau railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

HIRAK, JOSEPH MICHAEL  (J/95284); age 23 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB903 BM-F of No 433 Sqn, which exploded near the target area after being hit by flak during a raid against the Engelsdorf and Mockau railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

McLEOD, WILLIAM GORDON  (J/39929); age 30 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB903 BM-F of No 433 Sqn, which exploded near the target area after being hit by flak during a raid against the Engelsdorf and Mockau railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

ROBERTS, DAVID WILLIAM  (J/95323); age Unknown RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB903 BM-F of No 433 Sqn, which exploded near the target area after being hit by flak during a raid against the Engelsdorf and Mockau railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

SEELEY, FRANCIS GERALD  (J/95252); age 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB903 BM-F of No 433 Sqn, which exploded near the target area after being hit by flak during a raid against the Engelsdorf and Mockau railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

ZIERLER, ISAAC BUCK  (J/40890); age Unknown RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB903 BM-F of No 433 Sqn, which exploded near the target area after being hit by flak during a raid against the Engelsdorf and Mockau railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

BALL, ALFRED DESMOND JOHN  (427182); age 20 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA240 Z5-V of No 462 Sqn, which was lost on a bomber support sortie in support of No 5 Group.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

EVANS, NEIL VERNON  (436113); age 22 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA240 Z5-V of No 462 Sqn, which was lost on a bomber support sortie in support of No 5 Group.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

FRANK, MURRAY  (409532); age 25 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA240 Z5-V of No 462 Sqn, which was lost on a bomber support sortie in support of No 5 Group.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

TAIT, JOHN MICKLE  (430788); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA240 Z5-V of No 462 Sqn, which was lost on a bomber support sortie in support of No 5 Group.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

TAYLOR, RONALD REGINALD  (432346); age 25 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA240 Z5-V of No 462 Sqn, which was lost on a bomber support sortie in support of No 5 Group.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

BROOKES, FREDERICK  (546437); age Unknown RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA240 Z5-V of No 462 Sqn, which was lost on a bomber support sortie in support of No 5 Group.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

HEGGARTY, JOHN  (179888); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA240 Z5-V of No 462 Sqn, which was lost on a bomber support sortie in support of No 5 Group.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

HODGE, LIONEL ARTHUR SYDNEY  (131036); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG447 GI-U of No 622 Sqn, which was probably shot down by a night fighter near Dorphof during a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

10-Apr

PARSONS, WILLIAM ALFRED  (1025607); age 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG447 GI-U of No 622 Sqn, which was probably shot down by a night fighter near Dorphof during a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

10-Apr

SEYMOUR, ALEXANDER SIDNEY  (16446); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG447 GI-U of No 622 Sqn, which was probably shot down by a night fighter near Dorphof during a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

10-Apr

TAYLOR, SAMUEL GEORGE  (1459586); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG447 GI-U of No 622 Sqn, which was probably shot down by a night fighter near Dorphof during a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

10-Apr

GELL, GEORGE WILLIAM  (J/40435); age 34 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG447 GI-U of No 622 Sqn, which was probably shot down by a night fighter near Dorphof during a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

10-Apr

GREEN, WILLIAM MUNROE LECKIE  (R/186454); age 22 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG447 GI-U of No 622 Sqn, which was probably shot down by a night fighter near Dorphof during a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

10-Apr

DICKEN, JOHN RADFORD  (2220841); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ME739 LE-T of No 630 Sqn, which he abandoned after hit was set on fire by flak during a raid against the Wahren railway yards at Leipzig but his parachute caught fire.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

10-Apr

HOPWOOD, JOHN  (162070); age 32 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF122 LE-S of No 630 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Wahren railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

JENKINS, WILLIAM HOWARD ROGER  (1580231); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF122 LE-S of No 630 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Wahren railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

MUNRO, MURRAY SWANSON  (1566757); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF122 LE-S of No 630 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Wahren railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

SASSOON, RICHARD JOSEPH  (150614); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF122 LE-S of No 630 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Wahren railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

WALTON, STANLEY CHARLES  (1819769); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF122 LE-S of No 630 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against the Wahren railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

10-Apr

SMITH, JOHN HENRY  (1638231); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2805 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

10-Apr

DODD, ALICK CHARLES  (1628052); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 129 SP at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

10-Apr

WOOD, PETER  (51421); age 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 24 SP at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery

10-Apr

CAMPBELL, JOHN  (1004967); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 243 AMES when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

10-Apr

SADLER, WILLIAM  (1813747); age 20 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving with No 322 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

10-Apr

DUNHAM, JOHN GEORGE HENRY MATHER  (163173); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire XI, EN418 of No 8 (C) OTU, which was damaged beyond repair in an accident on this date.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10-Apr

OLIVER, THOMAS  (1527825); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving at RAF Blida at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

10-Apr

FIELD, STANLEY FREDERICK JOSEPH  (1084887); age 33 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving at RAF Seletar at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

10-Apr

RAPHAEL, GORDON LEARMOUTH DSO, DFC and Bar (); age 28 RAF

Gp Capt

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 Ashford.  He is buried in Cudham (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard, Orpington

10-Apr

BURDON, EDITH MAY  (2020663); age Unknown WAAF

Cpl

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 Marylebone.  She is buried in Twickenham Cemetery

10-Apr

DENNETT, ARTHUR  (1878559); age 20 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 St Albans.  He is buried in Denmead (All Saints) Church Cemetery

11-Apr

BRADFORD, FREDERICK HILEY  (119711); age 26 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang IV, KH685 of No 65 Sqn, which failed to return from an escort sortie to Mosquitos off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Apr

HUGO, DENNIS  (187677); age Unknown RAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XVI, TB521 of No 66 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Peheim during a bombing sortie.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

11-Apr

SMITH, CHARLES PETER KEITH  (187458); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 92 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Faenza War Cemetery

11-Apr

MAYERS, BERNARD  (175561); age 32 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 103 Sqn, and was killed when his aircraft was involved in a taxiing accident at Elsham Wold on its return from a raid to Plauen.  He is buried in Grange-over-Sands Cemetery.

11-Apr

LOWEN, ROBERT GEORGE  (153539); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD436 of No 144 Sqn, which crashed on the outward leg of a shipping strike to Fede Fjord in Norway. 1 other killed.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Apr

CHAPMAN, HAROLD ERNEST LESLIE  (J/26941); age 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD436 of No 144 Sqn, which crashed on the outward leg of a shipping strike to Fede Fjord in Norway. 1 other killed.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Apr

STEGMAN, LANCE ANTHONY  (435689); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXV, KB502 'U' of No 163 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

11-Apr

HOUGHTON, WILLIAM  (149594); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXV, KB502 'U' of No 163 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

11-Apr

VERNON, FREDERICK  (568631); age Unknown RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK305 of No 196 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Apr

ATKINSON, KENNETH  (1124490); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK305 of No 196 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Apr

BARNES, ROBERT  (1461561); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK305 of No 196 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea off the Frisian Islands.  He is buried in Texel (Den Burg) Cemetery

11-Apr

JONES, TREVOR ROBERT  (2210635); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK305 of No 196 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Apr

TOMLINSON, PHILLIP ROY  (2221351); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK305 of No 196 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Apr

WHITEHEAD, JAMES WILLIAM (JIMMY)  (153131); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK305 of No 196 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea off the Frisian Islands.  He is buried in Terschelling (West-Terschelling) General Cemetery

11-Apr

ANDERSON, PETER MURRAY  (J/16379); age 24 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME472 EM-O of No 207 Sqn, which crashed in Allied territory after it had been severely damaged during a raid to Leipzig, he held the aircraft steady for the rest of his crew to bale out but he was unable to do so.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

11-Apr

HODDER, PETER LEA  (1585245); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk IV, FX762 of No 250 Sqn, which crashed near Argenta whilst attacking artillery.  He is buried in Argenta Gap War Cemetery

11-Apr

DAVIES, GWILYM LEONARD  (54259); age 34 RAF

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sea Otter I, JM986 of No 281 Sqn, which flew into a cliff at Torr Head in County Antrim in bad weather.  He is buried in Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery

11-Apr

HODGKISS, WILLIAM JOSEPH  (1594096); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sea Otter I, JM986 of No 281 Sqn, which flew into a cliff at Torr Head in County Antrim in bad weather.  He is buried in Thrybergh (St Leonard) New Churchyard

11-Apr

RIGG, RAYMOND CHRISTOPHER PIETRONI  (131103); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sea Otter I, JM986 of No 281 Sqn, which flew into a cliff at Torr Head in County Antrim in bad weather.  He is buried in Southborough Cemetery

11-Apr

BELZA, Stefan Stanislaw (P.2060); age 30 PAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, FB164  of No 316 Sqn, which collided with HB878 of the same unit over Andrews Field.  He is buried in Epping Cemetery

11-Apr

BOCKOWSKI, Zygmunt (P.703897); age 22 PAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, HB878  of No 316 Sqn, which collided with FB164 of the same unit over Andrews Field.  He is buried in Epping Cemetery

11-Apr

PETERSON, GEORGE FREDERICK  (J/90900); age 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XIV, RM904 of No 402 Sqn, which was shot down near Arnhem by flak during a patrol.  He is buried in Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery

11-Apr

GRAHAM, LAWRENCE ALBERT  (421838); age Unknown RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, TA113 'O" of No 487 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an intruder sortie to the Brunswick area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Apr

PEET, GORDON LEONARD  (416208); age 25 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, TA113 'O" of No 487 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an intruder sortie to the Brunswick area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Apr

SHARKIE, DANIEL WALTON STEWART  (56676); age 24 RAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN402 'X' of No 502 Sqn, which  was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Apr

FEATHERSTONE, JACK DFM (136051); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN402 'X' of No 502 Sqn, which  was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Apr

LEIGH, FRANK  (143414); age 31 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN402 'X' of No 502 Sqn, which  was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Apr

PLATT, EDWARD  (196479); age 25 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN402 'X' of No 502 Sqn, which  was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Apr

PRUDEN, DENNIS HEWITT DFC (101558); age 33 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN402 'X' of No 502 Sqn, which  was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Apr

SQUIRE, RONALD CHARLES  (152839); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN402 'X' of No 502 Sqn, which  was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Apr

SYMES, VERNON BRUCE  (160999); age 30 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN402 'X' of No 502 Sqn, which  was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Apr

DUSTIN, IAN HENRY  (404022); age 26 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, PN402 'X' of No 502 Sqn, which  was lost without a trace on an anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11-Apr

BERESFORD, FRANK  (131763); age 28 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 605 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

11-Apr

TRACEY, JOHN ROBERT  (62690); age 27 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 605 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

11-Apr

JACKSON, FRANK MARTIN  (417195); age 24 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, SW254 PG-S of No 619 Sqn, which came down near Loberitz during a raid against the Wahren railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

11-Apr

JACKSON, FRED  (171791); age 32 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, SW254 PG-S of No 619 Sqn, which came down near Loberitz during a raid against the Wahren railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

11-Apr

PERRING, CHARLES THOMAS WILLIAM  (56599); age 23 RAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, SW254 PG-S of No 619 Sqn, which came down near Loberitz during a raid against the Wahren railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

11-Apr

CHAMBERS, JOHN WILLIAM  (191639); age Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, SW254 PG-S of No 619 Sqn, which came down near Loberitz during a raid against the Wahren railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

11-Apr

McMORRAN, ALBERT ELMORE  (J/35722); age 25 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, SW254 PG-S of No 619 Sqn, which came down near Loberitz during a raid against the Wahren railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

11-Apr

WILLIAMSON, BRUCE ARTHUR  (J/13366); age 28 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, SW254 PG-S of No 619 Sqn, which came down near Loberitz during a raid against the Wahren railway yards at Leipzig.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

11-Apr

BAKER, JAMES WILLIAM  (858861); age 46 AuxAF

AC1

He was serving with No 5011 (Airfield Construction) Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Maidstone.  He is buried in Maidenhead Cemetery

11-Apr

EDMONDS, JAMES TALBOT  (114755); age 27 RAFVR

Flt Lt

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

11-Apr

EDMEADES, WILLIAM JAMES  (958926); age 30 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK  at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but possibly occurred in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton, his death being registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Eltham Cemetery, London

11-Apr

FRASER, HERBERT  (1039219); 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 Wirral.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Grove) Cemetery

12-Apr

STAINES, JACK  (1515894); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, NV919 of No 33 Sqn, which was shot down near Uelzen by a Fw 190.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

12-Apr

ROOKSBY, REGINALD FRANCIS  (646374); age 24 RAF

Cpl

He had been serving with No 84 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

12-Apr

ALLEN, JOHN ANDREW  (J/94125); age 23 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PT929 of No 93 Sqn, which was lost during a strafing attack on enemy artillery.  He is buried in Faenza War Cemetery

12-Apr

ROBERTS, E N  (328730V); age 22 SAAF

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, HB913 of No 112 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Bastia in Italy.  He is buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery

12-Apr

ROBERTS, THOMAS PHILIP  (1623387); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mustang IV, KM127 of No 112 Sqn, which failed to return from a ground attack sortie.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

12-Apr

KNIGHT-CLARKE, ROBERT SUTHERLAND  (1382060); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JR444 of No 137 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Kampe.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

12-Apr

MOORE, JOHN MAURICE  (573817); age 22 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIX, MM677 of No 157 Sqn, which crashed in flames near Feltwell during a practice interception flight.  He is buried in Bassenthwaite Halls (St John) Churchyard

12-Apr

WESTOBY, TREVOR JOHN HUNTER  (1806456); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIX, MM677 of No 157 Sqn, which crashed in flames near Feltwell during a practice interception flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

12-Apr

DONE, REYNOLD ALFRED  (124158); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MP203 of No 181 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Otersen.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

12-Apr

HUTCHIN, ERIC GEOFFREY  (150040); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, SW391 of No 182 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Walle.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

12-Apr

BAMFORD, ROBERT ALEC  (4213155); age Unknown RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire LFIX, NH581 of No 185 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst carrying out a dive bombing attack on gun positions near Le Spezia.  He is buried in Florence War Cemetery

12-Apr

McNAIR, PHILIP JOHN  (J/29101); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MK859 of No 241 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Cerrisa in Italy.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

12-Apr

CURLEY, JOHN HENRY  (1339193); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XII, HK184 of No 256 Sqn, which probably crashed near Ferrara during a sweep.  He is buried in Argenta Gap War Cemetery

12-Apr

PUTMAN, RONALD ALEXANDER  (1383205); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XII, HK184 of No 256 Sqn, which probably crashed near Ferrara during a sweep.  He is buried in Argenta Gap War Cemetery

12-Apr

CAIRNS, FRANK  (1489552); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, PK228 of No 299 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during Operation Tablejam 149 to Denmark on behalf of SOE.  He is buried in Helligso Churchyard

12-Apr

CURRY, WILLIAM RICHARD FORTESQUE  (125493); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, PK228 of No 299 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during Operation Tablejam 149 to Denmark on behalf of SOE.  He is buried in Tornby Churchyard

12-Apr

HUNSDON, SYDNEY NORMAN  (1290193); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, PK228 of No 299 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during Operation Tablejam 149 to Denmark on behalf of SOE.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

JONES, SIDNEY ERNEST  (1627103); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, PK228 of No 299 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during Operation Tablejam 149 to Denmark on behalf of SOE.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

RIGBY, KENNETH WILLIAM TREVETT  (154069); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, PK228 of No 299 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during Operation Tablejam 149 to Denmark on behalf of SOE.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

SHEEN, ROBERT FRANCIS  (2221458); age 29 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, PK228 of No 299 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during Operation Tablejam 149 to Denmark on behalf of SOE.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

PRETOWSKI, Jozef (P.704629); age 29 PAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, ML421 'V' of No 317 Sqn, which crashed in a force landing after being hit by flak during an armed recce.  

12-Apr

HARRIS, WILLIAM HALE  (131784); age 44 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 320 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Bucklow .  He is buried in Burnley Cemetery

12-Apr

DOLLERY, TREVOR PERCIVAL  (J/43049); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XVI, TB327 of No 416 Sqn, which crashed after being damaged by flak near Oldenburg.  He is buried in Holten Canadian War Cemetery

12-Apr

WINGFIELD, R S M  (328930V); age Unknown SAAF

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk IV, FX553 of No 450 Sqn, which exploded whilst making a dive bombing attack near Medecina.  He is buried in Forli War Cemetery

12-Apr

EVANS, COLIN WARE  (421797); age 27 RAAF

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Baltimore V, FW433 or FW740 of No 454 Sqn, which was lost on this date/failed to return from a night intruder over the River Po.  He is buried in Argenta Gap War Cemetery

12-Apr

JOHNSTON, ERROL  (412316); age 28 RAAF

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Baltimore V, FW433 or FW740 of No 454 Sqn, which was lost on this date/failed to return from a night intruder over the River Po.  He is buried in Argenta Gap War Cemetery

12-Apr

MURPHY, EDWIN GEORGE  (425721); age 23 RAAF

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Baltimore V, FW433 or FW740 of No 454 Sqn, which was lost on this date/failed to return from a night intruder over the River Po.  He is buried in Argenta Gap War Cemetery

12-Apr

O'KEEFE, JOHN HARRIS  (427723); age 29 RAAF

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Baltimore V, FW433 or FW740 of No 454 Sqn, which was lost on this date/failed to return from a night intruder over the River Po.  He is buried in Argenta Gap War Cemetery

12-Apr

STAPLETON, HAROLD ARTHUR  (191707); age 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was serving with No 544 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

WARWICK, EDMUND VERNON  (117037); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 544 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

DAWE, THOMAS HENRY  (865060); age 51 AuxAF

Cpl

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Martinet I, HP351 of No 131 OTU, which crashed in a force landing at Blaney on County Fermanagh following an engine failure.  He is buried in Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery

12-Apr

ROLSTON, ARCHIBALD GEORGE  (124764); age 22 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG222 of No 1654 HCU, which crashed into the North Sea during an air-to-air firing practice over the Wash.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

SHARP, JACK WALLACE  (432885); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG222 of No 1654 HCU, which crashed into the North Sea during an air-to-air firing practice over the Wash.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

SMITH, BRIAN PATTEN  (428057); age 21 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG222 of No 1654 HCU, which crashed into the North Sea during an air-to-air firing practice over the Wash.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

WEDD, CLIFTON WARWICK FRANK  (35027); age 23 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG222 of No 1654 HCU, which crashed into the North Sea during an air-to-air firing practice over the Wash.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

DARBY, ALBERT DFM (56691); age 23 RAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG222 of No 1654 HCU, which crashed into the North Sea during an air-to-air firing practice over the Wash.  He is buried in Newcastle-under-Lyme Cemetery

12-Apr

BAKER, FREDERICK ARTHUR  (1582205); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG222 of No 1654 HCU, which crashed into the North Sea during an air-to-air firing practice over the Wash.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

CHAPMAN, KENNETH  (2202909); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG222 of No 1654 HCU, which crashed into the North Sea during an air-to-air firing practice over the Wash.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

HARDMAN, IAN  (196875); age 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG222 of No 1654 HCU, which crashed into the North Sea during an air-to-air firing practice over the Wash.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

HOPE, DENNIS WILLIAM  (3051225); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG222 of No 1654 HCU, which crashed into the North Sea during an air-to-air firing practice over the Wash.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-Apr

ASHLEY, RUSSELL BRADFIELD  (J/21969); age 31 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR572 of No 1672 CU, which crashed into the sea off Chowghat in Kerala following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

12-Apr

EVANSON, JOHN ALFRED  (1523166); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 1672 HCU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

12-Apr

BARNES, JOHN  (1677207); age 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 239 ASRU and was killed in a motor accident.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery.

12-Apr

O'CONNELL, MICHAEL AUGUSTINE  (43166); age 25 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T6464 of No 24 EFTS, which flew into high ground near Glossop after losing control in cloud.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

12-Apr

BARY, RONALD EDWARD DSO, DFC (41818); age 29 RAF

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire LFVIII, MT685 of No 244 Wing, which disintegrated after one of his bombs exploded in a dive bombing attack  near Imola in Italy.  He is buried in Faenza War Cemetery

12-Apr

EDWARD, LESLIE BENT  (1267524); age 37 RAFVR

LAC

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 Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata

12-Apr

COLLYER, ALBERT HENRY  (907967); age 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving in the 35 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in .  He is buried in Grave Roman Catholic Cemetery

12-Apr

COOPER, ALLAN FREDERICK  (1388903); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hadrian I, FR172 of No 361 MU, which crashed after it was released by the towing aircraft, which had suffered an engine failure on take off.  The tow line was not released and caught in trees.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

12-Apr

KING, COLIN  (1255420); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hadrian I, FR172 of No 361 MU, which crashed after it was released by the towing aircraft, which had suffered an engine failure on take off.  The tow line was not released and caught in trees.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

12-Apr

RIDDLE, JOHN LANCELOT  (153786); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hadrian I, FR172 of No 361 MU, which crashed after it was released by the towing aircraft, which had suffered an engine failure on take off.  The tow line was not released and caught in trees.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

12-Apr

HITCHENS, ALBERT EDWARD JAMES MEADOWS  (1186070); age 34 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with or died in No 5 RAF Hospital but the cause of death has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

12-Apr

SMITH, JOHN ROBERT  (128537); age 28 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, NS586 of the A & AEE, which broke up in a spin near Weston Zoyland whilst conducting propeller trials.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

13-Apr

GOLDFINCH, GAVIN MATTHEW  (402178); age 26 RNZAF

WO

He was captured on 26 Nov 1941 whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8798 'L' of No 37 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Benghazi.  He was liberated in April 1945 but on 12 Apr he was admitted to hospital and died the following day.  He is buried in Nederweert War Cemetery

13-Apr

PEACE, GIBSON  (952033); age 29 RAFVR

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Wellington XIII, MF397 of No 69 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce of the Apeldoorn-Amersfoort area.  He is buried in Epe (Vaassen) General Cemetery

13-Apr

HAMILTON, CHARLES BLACKLEY  (174685); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXX, NT494 VY-N of No 85 Sqn, which was lost on a bomber support sortie.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

13-Apr

HURLEY, ALFRED CHARLES  (975974); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 108 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

13-Apr

MOFFAT, JOSEPH RAYMON  (424871); age 25 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire LFVIII, JF954 'V' of No 145 Sqn, which was hit by small arms fire during a strafing attack near Sesto Imolese in Italy, then flew into power cables and crashed into a house, exploding on impact.  He is buried in Bologna War Cemetery

13-Apr

JOHNSON, GEOFFREY RALPH  (3050454); age 19 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was captured whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ734 of No 158 Sqn on 25 Oct 1944 during a raid to Essen.  He was killed whilst attempting to escape from Stalag IIIA.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

13-Apr

PARKER, LOUIS HOLMES  (J/10987); age 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, SW475 of No 175 Sqn, which was possibly shot down by flak near Langwedel whilst attacking tanks.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

13-Apr

METCALFE, WILLIAM EMMERSON  (620395); age 25 RAF

Cpl

He was serving with No 208 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Durham Central.  He is buried in Birtley New Cemetery

13-Apr

MORRIS, RONALD THOMAS ARTHUR  (184094); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst serving at 32 VCP during a strafing exercise on the ranges at Hambantota that he was directing.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery.

13-Apr

BENNIE, JAMES HOGG  (710312); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MJ983 of No 237 Sqn, which crashed in an attempted forced landing near Lodi following an engine failure.  He is buried in Milan War Cemetery

13-Apr

BLAND, WILLIAM  (1140754); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN298 of No 238 Sqn, which broke up in the air after flying into a cu-nim cloud during  a routine Casevac flight.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

13-Apr

FLETCHER, WALTER ROBERT  (3021603); age 20 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN298 of No 238 Sqn, which broke up in the air after flying into a cu-nim cloud during  a routine Casevac flight.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

13-Apr

PRYKIEL, E (?); age Unknown PAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN298 of No 238 Sqn, which broke up in the air after flying into a cu-nim cloud during  a routine Casevac flight.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

13-Apr

LANGAN, WILLIAM  (1341408); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN298 of No 238 Sqn, which broke up in the air after flying into a cu-nim cloud during  a routine Casevac flight.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

13-Apr

LEACH, HORACE WILLIAM  (906898); age 23 RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN298 of No 238 Sqn, which broke up in the air after flying into a cu-nim cloud during  a routine Casevac flight.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

13-Apr

EDWARDS, RUPERT EDWARD CAMPBELL  (J/45920); age 36 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN298 of No 238 Sqn, which broke up in the air after flying into a cu-nim cloud during  a routine Casevac flight.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

13-Apr

LEEK, GEORGE ARTHUR  (532444); age 27 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF30, MM572 of No 264 Sqn, which crashed on an air test in Belgium.  He is buried in Lesquin Communal Cemetery

13-Apr

WILLOWS, NOEL  (1043338); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF30, MM572 of No 264 Sqn, which crashed on an air test in Belgium.  He is buried in Lesquin Communal Cemetery

13-Apr

FARROW, ARTHUR  (159981); age 35 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NA347 of No 298 Sqn, which came down near Amsterdam during Operation Medico 6 on behalf of SOE.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery

13-Apr

GILLON, ARCHIBALD GRAY  (1822657); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NA347 of No 298 Sqn, which came down near Amsterdam during Operation Medico 6 on behalf of SOE.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery

13-Apr

HOGG, ARTHUR  (1672245); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NA347 of No 298 Sqn, which came down near Amsterdam during Operation Medico 6 on behalf of SOE.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery

13-Apr

LYTLE, SAMUEL ALEXANDER  (154919); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NA347 of No 298 Sqn, which came down near Amsterdam during Operation Medico 6 on behalf of SOE.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery

13-Apr

SCOTT, JOHN WILLIAM  (170227); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NA347 of No 298 Sqn, which came down near Amsterdam during Operation Medico 6 on behalf of SOE.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery

13-Apr

THOMAS, STANLEY  (1836816); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NA347 of No 298 Sqn, which came down near Amsterdam during Operation Medico 6 on behalf of SOE.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery

13-Apr

ADAM, GORDON ROSS  (411435); age 25 RAAF

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW716 of No 454 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce over the River Po.  He is buried in Bologna War Cemetery

13-Apr

DUFFY, JAMES WILLIAM ALEXANDER  (428431); age 31 RAAF

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW716 of No 454 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce over the River Po.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

13-Apr

NUNN-PATTRICK, KENNETH BRENNAN  (424556); age 23 RAAF

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW716 of No 454 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce over the River Po.  He is buried in Bologna War Cemetery

13-Apr

HEMSLEY, PHILIP HARDY  (162125); age 35 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW716 of No 454 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce over the River Po.  He is buried in Bologna War Cemetery

13-Apr

TAYLOR-CANNON, KEITH GRANVILLE  (412284); age 23 RNZAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, SN184 'F' of No 486 Sqn, which he abandoned near Domitz after being hit by flak whilst attacking enemy MT but his parachute caught fire.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Apr

JONES, RAYMOND HENRY  (1583477); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW789 of No 500 Sqn, which was lost on this date.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

13-Apr

ROBERTS, HERBERT ALFRED  (964947); age 35 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW789 of No 500 Sqn, which was lost on this date.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

13-Apr

WEBBER, SYDNEY RALPH  (160165); age 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW789 of No 500 Sqn, which was lost on this date.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

13-Apr

LAWRENCE, JOHN SETON  (543121V); age Unknown SAAF

Lt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW789 of No 500 Sqn, which was lost on this date.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

13-Apr

MIROW, RONALD JOSEPH  (434731); age 25 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, RV357 of No 571 Sqn, which flick rolled into the ground after clipping trees during a high speed low level run at Oakington during a training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

13-Apr

CANE, MAURICE JOHN THOMAS  (50217); age Unknown RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, RV357 of No 571 Sqn, which flick rolled into the ground after clipping trees during a high speed low level run at Oakington during a training flight.  He is buried in Bromley Hill Cemetery

13-Apr

RENDALL, MARCUS HARRY GALLION  (421689); age 25 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN434 'K' of No 609 Sqn, which collided with RB250 near Grave.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery

13-Apr

DE BLOMMAERT DE SOYE, ALAIN HUBERT EDMOND MARIE  (1814804); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, RB250 'A' of No 609 Sqn, which collided with MN434 near Grave.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery

13-Apr

TRZEBIATOWSKI, Leon (P.782840); age 25 PAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP981  of No 10 AGS, which crashed into the sea off Fleetwood, Lancashire,  after a wing hit the water in a turn during a training flight.  He is buried in Barrow-in-Furness Cemetery

13-Apr

BRENNAN, MICHAEL FRANCIS  (1824294); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP981  of No 10 AGS, which crashed into the sea off Fleetwood, Lancashire,  after a wing hit the water in a turn during a training flight.  He is buried in Heworth (St Mary) Churchyard

13-Apr

DRAKE, NORMAN RICHARD  (1594311); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP981  of No 10 AGS, which crashed into the sea off Fleetwood, Lancashire,  after a wing hit the water in a turn during a training flight.  He was cremated at Newcastle-upon-Tyne (West Road) Crematorium

13-Apr

HARRIS, HAROLD  (1314386); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP981  of No 10 AGS, which crashed into the sea off Fleetwood, Lancashire,  after a wing hit the water in a turn during a training flight.  He is buried in Varteg (Wesley) Methodist Chapelyard

13-Apr

McMILLAN, RONALD WALKER  (2209933); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP981  of No 10 AGS, which crashed into the sea off Fleetwood, Lancashire,  after a wing hit the water in a turn during a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Apr

BIESCHKE, Jan (P.707554); age 35 PAF

AC1 / LAC

He was serving with No 131 Wing and was killed when a German grenade exploded.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

13-Apr

BOJENSKI, Jozef (P.707554); age 35 PAF

AC1 / LAC

He was serving with No 131 Wing and was killed when a German grenade exploded.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

13-Apr

PETTET, HENRY WILLIAM  (850125); age 34 AuxAF

LAC

He was serving with No 20 SP at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery

13-Apr

FORD, GEORGE WILLIAM RANSOM  (173343); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Tempest V, EJ542 of No 56 OTU, which flew into high ground near Eyemouth in fog.  He was cremated at Paisley (Woodside) Crematorium

13-Apr

GARWOOD, FREDERICK  (1443091); age 24 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 Banbury.  He is buried in Horley (St Bartholomew) New Churchyard

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