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Casualties - 14 - 17 April 1945


14-Apr

REYNOLDS, WILLIAM GRAHAM  (1649222); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB377 TL-K of No 35 Sqn, which he abandoned near the target following an engine fire during a raid to Potsdam but he did not survive.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Apr

SCOTT, ALWARD ELMER  (J/5832); age 23 RCAF

Sqn Ldr

He was flying in Mosquito VI, HR574 of No 47 Sqn, which was hit by flak whilst attacking a petrol dump, severely wounded he managed to bale out but was too low for his parachute to fully deploy.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

14-Apr

GLEDHILL, THOMAS MICHAEL  (1433900); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He possibly died from injuries sustained on 9 Apr 1945 whilst flying in Halifax II, JP165 of No 58 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Tarbert Harris whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Sandwick Cemetery, Ross and Cromarty

14-Apr

SLIMAN, ALLAN MELROSE  (1826936); age 39 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 75 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but possibly occurred in the RAF Hospital at Ely, his death being registered in Ely.  He is buried in Chelmsford (Writtle Road) Cemetery

14-Apr

PENNANT, JOHN ARTHUR HUGH GERRAINT  (1387662); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MP154 of No 137 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Verdun.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

14-Apr

BARTLETT, WILLIAM KENVYN JACK  (917435); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB483 AP-X of No 186 Sqn, which collided with PB488 of the same unit in the circuit at Stradishall on its return from a raid against the U-boat pens at Kiel.  He is buried in Worthing (Durrington) Cemetery

14-Apr

GUNNER, ERNEST  (1898913); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB483 AP-X of No 186 Sqn, which collided with PB488 of the same unit in the circuit at Stradishall on its return from a raid against the U-boat pens at Kiel.  He is buried in Mortlake Cemetery

14-Apr

HALE, FRANCIS MICHAEL  (1808291); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB483 AP-X of No 186 Sqn, which collided with PB488 of the same unit in the circuit at Stradishall on its return from a raid against the U-boat pens at Kiel.  He is buried in Salisbury (London Road) Cemetery

14-Apr

RUSSELL, ROBERT CUNNINGHAM  (1606323); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB483 AP-X of No 186 Sqn, which collided with PB488 of the same unit in the circuit at Stradishall on its return from a raid against the U-boat pens at Kiel.  He is buried in Horley (St Bartholomew) New Churchyard

14-Apr

SOMERS, JOHN VIDAL  (1589666); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB483 AP-X of No 186 Sqn, which collided with PB488 of the same unit in the circuit at Stradishall on its return from a raid against the U-boat pens at Kiel.  He is buried in HAVERHILL Cemetery

14-Apr

BRICKELL, HAROLD  (2225454); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB488 AP-J of No 186 Sqn, which collided with PB483 of the same unit in the circuit at Stradishall on its return from a raid against the U-boat pens at Kiel.  He is buried in Stockport Borough Cemetery

14-Apr

CROOKES, CHARLES  (1398447); age 29 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB488 AP-J of No 186 Sqn, which collided with PB483 of the same unit in the circuit at Stradishall on its return from a raid against the U-boat pens at Kiel.  He is buried in Lewisham (Hither Green) Cemetery

14-Apr

JAMES, JOHN CHARLES  (1684956); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB488 AP-J of No 186 Sqn, which collided with PB483 of the same unit in the circuit at Stradishall on its return from a raid against the U-boat pens at Kiel.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

14-Apr

PAPE, FREDERICK JAMES  (2225575); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB488 AP-J of No 186 Sqn, which collided with PB483 of the same unit in the circuit at Stradishall on its return from a raid against the U-boat pens at Kiel.  He is buried in Halliwell (St Peter) Churchyard

14-Apr

ROBERTS, DONALD MICHAEL  (186931); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB488 AP-J of No 186 Sqn, which collided with PB483 of the same unit in the circuit at Stradishall on its return from a raid against the U-boat pens at Kiel.  He is buried in HAVERHILL Cemetery

14-Apr

ROBERTS, WILLIAM EDWARD  (176984); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB488 AP-J of No 186 Sqn, which collided with PB483 of the same unit in the circuit at Stradishall on its return from a raid against the U-boat pens at Kiel.  He is buried in Vale Road Churchyard Extension, Clewer, New Windsor

14-Apr

WHALLEY, GEORGE BENJAMIN  (1587289); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB488 AP-J of No 186 Sqn, which collided with PB483 of the same unit in the circuit at Stradishall on its return from a raid against the U-boat pens at Kiel.  He is buried in Killay (St Hilary of Poictiers) Churchyard

14-Apr

STEPHENS, JOHN CLIFFORD  (569396); age 25 RAF

Cpl

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

14-Apr

GRADY, DONALD OLIVER  (1607363); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Thunderbolt II, KJ192 of No 261 Sqn, which crashed near Schwebo after hitting trees during a ground strafing attack.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

14-Apr

HENDERSON, WILLIAM  (J/95547); age 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB866 VR-M of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against the U-boat pens at Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Apr

JONES, GREGORY JAMES  (J/95537); age 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB866 VR-M of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against the U-boat pens at Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Apr

LIVINGSTON, GORDON ARCHIE  (T/95389); age 30 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB866 VR-M of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against the U-boat pens at Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Apr

LOFT, CHARLES ROBERT  (J/42249); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB866 VR-M of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against the U-boat pens at Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Apr

MACLAREN, COLIN CHARLES  (J/95390); age 31 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB866 VR-M of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against the U-boat pens at Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Apr

WIGHTMAN, EDGAR ROSS  (J/95515); age 36 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB866 VR-M of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against the U-boat pens at Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Apr

WINCOTT, DONALD WILLIAM  (J/41386); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB866 VR-M of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid against the U-boat pens at Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Apr

VARDY, ALBERT EDWARD  (J/95514); age 24 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB784 NA-K of No 428 Sqn, which ditched in the sea on its return from a raid against the U-boat pens at Kiel following a loss of power on three engines due to flak damage.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Apr

CROSSWELL, PERCY BRUCE  (J/88362); age 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was captured on 23 Apr 1944 whilst flying in Halifax III, LK802 AL-F of No 429 Sqn, which crashed near Herkingen.  He died from wounds sustained the previous day when he was shot whilst attempting to escape from a POW column.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Apr

LIVINGSTONE, JOHN GEORGE STANLEY JOSEPH  (J/85932); age 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JR294 of No 438 Sqn, which spun into the ground near airfield B110 following a dive bombing attack.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

14-Apr

WARDEN, WILLIAM GEORGE  (1672266); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 460 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Caistor.  He was cremated at Dundee Crematorium

14-Apr

MITCHELL, OWEN JAMES  (424498); age 23 RNZAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, SN141 of No 486 Sqn, which was probably shot down by a Bf 109 near Ludwigslust.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

14-Apr

BRIGHTWELL, JOHN MOSTYN  (421497); age 23 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NT888 'Y' of No 489 Sqn, which collided with RD463 of the same unit as they pulled up from a torpedo attack  on shipping in Jossing Fjord in Norway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Apr

FOY, EDGAR JOSEPH  (429048); age 24 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NT888 'Y' of No 489 Sqn, which collided with RD463 of the same unit as they pulled up from a torpedo attack  on shipping in Jossing Fjord in Norway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Apr

NUGENT, ROYDEN LESLIE  (427846); age 26 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD463 'A1' of No 489 Sqn, which collided with NT888 of the same unit as they pulled up from a torpedo attack  on shipping in Jossing Fjord in Norway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Apr

PARKIN, GRAHAM GEORGE  (4214125); age Unknown RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD463 'A1' of No 489 Sqn, which collided with NT888 of the same unit as they pulled up from a torpedo attack  on shipping in Jossing Fjord in Norway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14-Apr

GRODZICKI, Slavomir (); age 32 PAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Auster V, RT621  of No 663 Sqn, which was shot down immediately after take off and crashed in flames.  

14-Apr

LAIRD, ALEXANDER  (1552397); age 26 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2943 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

14-Apr

HUGHES, SEAN SHEANUS  (1797585); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He was serving with No 15 (P) AFU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Slieverue Catholic Churchyard

14-Apr

BISHOP, ERIC GRANVILLE  (952860); age 26 RAFVR

Cpl

He had been serving with No 151 MU when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Sandakan in Borneo.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

14-Apr

CHINCHEN, HENRY JAMES  (521265); age 29 RAF

Cpl

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 buried in Labuan War Cemetery

14-Apr

HALL, JACK DUNTHORN LAURIE DFM (46401); age Unknown RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LB492 of No 2 FIS, which hit trees during an overshoot at Stracathro.  He is buried in Montrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery

14-Apr

STEVENS, GORDON BRASSETT  (R/126276); age 23 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 22 OTU and was killed when he walking into a revolving propeller having just left his aircraft.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery

14-Apr

FINNEY, RONALD SPILSBURY  (570384); age 24 RAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 6226 SE when he died from wounds sustained when a lorry in which he was travelling ran into a café in Lille on 7 Apr 1945.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery

14-Apr

WORKMAN, ALFRED LESLIE HUTCHINS  (1150066); age 30 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving in the City of Canterbury Draft 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

14-Apr

STAFFORD, GEORGE WILLIAM  (518977); age 28 RAF

WO

He was possibly killed whilst flying in  Tiger Moth II, N6726 of No 29 EFTS, which he abandoned after the control column jammed near Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire but did not survive.  He is buried in Miserden (St Andrew) Churchyard.

14-Apr

CORDERY, PERCY CHARLES  (1471799); age 43 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 Woolwich.  He is buried in Sidcup Cemetery

15-Apr

CHITTY, JOHN THOMAS  (1600679); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KK274 'B' of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against railway targets at Villach.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

15-Apr

GOODMAN, KENNETH SIDNEY  (1897801); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KK274 'B' of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against railway targets at Villach.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

15-Apr

HIGGINBOTTOM, ALAN  (1750004); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KK274 'B' of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against railway targets at Villach.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

15-Apr

JEFFERY, REGINALD ARTHUR  (1583228); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KK274 'B' of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against railway targets at Villach.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

15-Apr

MICHAEL, JOHN KNOX  (2202093); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KK274 'B' of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against railway targets at Villach.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

15-Apr

OLD, JOSEPH WILLIAM RICHARD  (1803578); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KK274 'B' of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against railway targets at Villach.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

15-Apr

DENNETT, DAVID GREIG  (1048316); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Thunderbolt I, HD148 of No 113 Sqn, which crashed in an attempted forced landing near Imphal following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

15-Apr

BAGSHAW, GRAHAM MORRIS  (417779); age 22 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF143 NF-O of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter whilst coned in searchlights during a raid to Potsdam.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

15-Apr

COTTER, THOMAS ANTHONY  (1903525); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF143 NF-O of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter whilst coned in searchlights during a raid to Potsdam.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

15-Apr

HORSAMAN, GRANVILLE  (153841); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF143 NF-O of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter whilst coned in searchlights during a raid to Potsdam.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

15-Apr

LARCOMBE, STEPHEN  (1338252); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF143 NF-O of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter whilst coned in searchlights during a raid to Potsdam.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

15-Apr

STOKES, HAROLD VICTOR  (2223471); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF143 NF-O of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter whilst coned in searchlights during a raid to Potsdam.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

15-Apr

WILLIAMS, VINCENT REES MACDONALD  (164241); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF143 NF-O of No 138 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter whilst coned in searchlights during a raid to Potsdam.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

15-Apr

PADDICK, SIDNEY ROBERT  (657555); age 26 RAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIX, MM633 VI- of No 169 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a bomber support sortie to Stuttgart.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

15-Apr

YOUNG, DOUGLAS ALEXANDER TAYLOR  (1284848); age 30 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIX, MM633 VI- of No 169 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a bomber support sortie to Stuttgart.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

15-Apr

BARROW, HARRY VICTOR  (1006181); age 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, TS265 of No 190 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a SOE sortie to Norway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

15-Apr

BOOKER, THOMAS WILLIAM  (1050260); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, TS265 of No 190 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a SOE sortie to Norway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

15-Apr

CARTMELL, JOHN  (2206625); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, TS265 of No 190 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a SOE sortie to Norway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

15-Apr

HILLIER, ANTHONY PETER WALTER ERNEST  (1322602); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, TS265 of No 190 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a SOE sortie to Norway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

15-Apr

LEWIS, ARTHUR JAMES  (150468); age 27 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, TS265 of No 190 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a SOE sortie to Norway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

15-Apr

OGILVIE, WALTER HENRY  (3010933); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, TS265 of No 190 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a SOE sortie to Norway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

15-Apr

WELDON, RONALD  (157188); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, TS265 of No 190 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a SOE sortie to Norway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

15-Apr

HANES, JOHN NEVILLE FRANCIS  (157857); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Spitfire IX, MA481 or MH794 of No 208 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce in the Spezia area/failed to return from an escort sortie.  He is buried in Florence War Cemetery

15-Apr

HUGHES, FRANK SHEPLEY  (163163); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Spitfire IX, MA481 or MH794 of No 208 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce in the Spezia area/failed to return from an escort sortie.  He is buried in Bologna War Cemetery

15-Apr

ENGLISH, ROBERT MOULD  (J/29567); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MH423 of No 208 Sqn, which made a forced landing behind enemy lines during a tactical recce to Pisa.  He is buried in Florence War Cemetery

15-Apr

BOUTCHER, DONALD GERALD  (565512); age Unknown RAF

Sgt

He had been serving with No 211 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being force marched across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

15-Apr

DICK, JOHN NORRIE GORDON  (J/21907); age 21 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang IV, KH764 of No 442 Sqn, which was lost on an escort sortie to the Enschede/Munster area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

15-Apr

RODWELL, EDWARD MORTIMER  (1587251); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, PZ808 of No 520 Sqn, which overturned in a forced landing near Arcila in Morocco after hitting a rock.  He is buried in Tangier (St Andrew) Churchyard

15-Apr

MITCHELL, HENRY ANDREW (HANK)  (J/95253); age 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR220 of No 613 Sqn, which failed to return from a night intruder sortie in the Luneburg/Wismar area.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

15-Apr

THATCHER, ERNEST GEORGE ROBERT  (173317); age 22 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR220 of No 613 Sqn, which failed to return from a night intruder sortie in the Luneburg/Wismar area.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

15-Apr

FARROW, ROBERT EDWARD DFC (177457); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, TA370 of No 613 Sqn, which failed to return from a night intruder sortie in the Luneburg/Wismar area.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

15-Apr

WOOD, PERCY VICTOR  (114652); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, TA370 of No 613 Sqn, which failed to return from a night intruder sortie in the Luneburg/Wismar area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

15-Apr

ROCHE, JOHN FRANCIS  (654491); age 29 RAF

Cpl

He was serving in the Far East (unit unknown) when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Muna.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

15-Apr

JONES, BARRY PUGH  (653301); age 24 RAF

Cpl

He was serving in the Far East (unit unknown) when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Sandakan.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

15-Apr

GIBBONS, JAMES  (619512); age 24 RAF

LAC

He was serving with No 119 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Basra War Cemetery

15-Apr

BARNES, JAMES HENRY  (1397878); age 28 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, JM220 of No 132 OTU, which dived into the sea off Dirleton whilst recovering from a diving attack.  He is buried in Haddington (St Martin's) New Burial Ground

15-Apr

SAUNDERS, FREDERICK GORDON  (1395354); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, JM220 of No 132 OTU, which dived into the sea off Dirleton whilst recovering from a diving attack.  He is buried in Chislehurst Cemetery

15-Apr

JOHNSON, EDWARD CHARLES  (521152); age 30 RAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 138 RSU and died as the result of a broken neck sustained when he collapsed through heat stroked.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery.

15-Apr

PARSONS, REGINALD JOHN  (1461901); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 140 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ronse (Renaix) Communal Cemetery

15-Apr

CRUTCHFIELD, EDWARD ARTHUR  (647200); age 23 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB213 of No 1661 HCU, which flew into the ground near Oxton in Nottinghamshire during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Walthamstow (Queen's Road) Cemetery

15-Apr

DOGGETT, PHILIP LESLIE  (1899005); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB213 of No 1661 HCU, which flew into the ground near Oxton in Nottinghamshire during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Wymering (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard

15-Apr

FROGGATT, PETER JOHN  (1678403); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB213 of No 1661 HCU, which flew into the ground near Oxton in Nottinghamshire during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

15-Apr

HAMILTON, JOHN WILLIAM  (25661); age 29 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB565 of No 1667 HCU, which broke up in a dive near Owston Ferry, Lincolnshire 30 minutes into a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

15-Apr

CARSS, EDWARD BOON  (165049); age 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB565 of No 1667 HCU, which broke up in a dive near Owston Ferry, Lincolnshire 30 minutes into a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Blyth (Cowpen) Cemetery

15-Apr

COOK, ROBERT BERTRAM ROY  (1893896); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB565 of No 1667 HCU, which broke up in a dive near Owston Ferry, Lincolnshire 30 minutes into a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Wadhurst (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard

15-Apr

KINGDON, SIDNEY JAMES  (1097768); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB565 of No 1667 HCU, which broke up in a dive near Owston Ferry, Lincolnshire 30 minutes into a cross country training flight.  He is buried in South Molton Cemetery

15-Apr

MARTIN, EDWIN HORACE JOHN  (1813197); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB565 of No 1667 HCU, which broke up in a dive near Owston Ferry, Lincolnshire 30 minutes into a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

15-Apr

OLLERTON, RAYMOND  (1523074); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB565 of No 1667 HCU, which broke up in a dive near Owston Ferry, Lincolnshire 30 minutes into a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Bolton (Heaton) Cemetery

15-Apr

SAVAGE, BERTRAM ARTHUR  (153755); age 28 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB565 of No 1667 HCU, which broke up in a dive near Owston Ferry, Lincolnshire 30 minutes into a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

15-Apr

SPEED, HOWARD PERCY  (188176); age 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB565 of No 1667 HCU, which broke up in a dive near Owston Ferry, Lincolnshire 30 minutes into a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Bromsgrove Cemetery

15-Apr

MILWARD, ARTHUR ERNEST  (1186823); age 34 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 172 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery

15-Apr

FISHBOURNE, ROBERT DOUGAL  (1563017); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Oxford I, HM676 of No 18 (P) AFU, which crashed near Market Deeping after hitting power cables whilst low flying.  He is buried in Eyemouth Cemetery

15-Apr

WARD, LESLIE  (1625186); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Oxford I, HM676 of No 18 (P) AFU, which crashed near Market Deeping after hitting power cables whilst low flying.  He is buried in Barnsley Cemetery

15-Apr

ZYWICKI, Romuald Stefan (P.705756); age 31 PAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, SR434  of No 61 OTU, which lost a wing in a dive near Inglewhite in Lancashire during a training flight.  He is buried in Blackpool (Layton) Cemetery.

15-Apr

HICKMORE, WILLIAM SPENCER JOHN  (542828); age 28 RAF

Sgt

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

15-Apr

HAYNES, ARTHUR SYDNEY  (155734); age 40 RAF

Fg Off

He was serving at HQ ACSEA at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

15-Apr

AZIZ KHODEDA  (11124); age Unknown IL

Pvt

He was serving with IL at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery

15-Apr

GREENWOOD, EDWARD  (1664729); age 44 RAFVR

LAC

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

15-Apr

CORRY, JOHN HENRY  (104949); age 35 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 Newton.  He is buried in Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery

16-Apr

TOMLINSON, EDWIN  (191301); age 24 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IV, LE268 of No 6 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Kraljevica.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

16-Apr

BROWN, HERBERT  (54385); age 26 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW303 'Y' of No 53 Sqn, which crashed during a training flight into Helmsdale Bay, Sutherland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Apr

LEWIS, HENRY  (156097); age 35 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW303 'Y' of No 53 Sqn, which crashed during a training flight into Helmsdale Bay, Sutherland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Apr

PARRY, WILLIAM  (1061953); age 29 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW303 'Y' of No 53 Sqn, which crashed during a training flight into Helmsdale Bay, Sutherland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Apr

ATKINSON, THEODORE BLANCHARD  (J/23757); age 25 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW303 'Y' of No 53 Sqn, which crashed during a training flight into Helmsdale Bay, Sutherland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Apr

GEORGE, GILBERT LLEWELLYN  (R/285107); age 19 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW303 'Y' of No 53 Sqn, which crashed during a training flight into Helmsdale Bay, Sutherland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Apr

ROBERTSON, DAVID JAMES MCLAGAN  (J/38689); age 26 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW303 'Y' of No 53 Sqn, which crashed during a training flight into Helmsdale Bay, Sutherland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Apr

HUTCHISON, WINIFRED  (462814); age 24 WAAF

LACW

She was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW303 'Y' of No 53 Sqn, which crashed during a training flight into Helmsdale Bay, Sutherland.  She is buried in Gateshead (Saltwell) Cemetery

16-Apr

TURNER, WILLIAM FRANCIS  (1809454); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, NV983 of No 80 Sqn, which was shot down near Neuruppin by a Fw 190.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery

16-Apr

HOOLIHAN, PATRICK GORDON THOMAS  (425514); age 24 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JF333 of No 92 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a gun position.  He is buried in Faenza War Cemetery

16-Apr

LARGE, GEORGE RUSSELL  (J/9688); age 25 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was captured on 13 Jun 1943 whilst flying in Halifax II, JB790 of No 408 Sqn, which was lost on a raid on Bochum but was last seen in a hospital in Hamburg on 15 Apr 1945 where he was to undergo an abdominal operation.  He is buried in Adegem Canadian War Cemetery

16-Apr

ROSE, JOHN THOMAS  (J/36208); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MJ293 of No 417 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst carrying out a strafing attack in the Po Valley.  He is buried in Faenza War Cemetery

16-Apr

BEDARD, JOSEPH DONAT MARCEL  (R/177118); age 22 RCAF

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP805 QO-J of No 432 Sqn, which ran off the runway at East Moor, crashed into trees and burst into flames as it attempted to take off for an air test, possibly due to the control locks still being in place.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

16-Apr

CHARBONNEAU, REGIS FERNAND  (R/268734); age 19 RCAF

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP805 QO-J of No 432 Sqn, which ran off the runway at East Moor, crashed into trees and burst into flames as it attempted to take off for an air test, possibly due to the control locks still being in place.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

16-Apr

PORRITT, WILLIAM HOWARD  (J/86081); age 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP805 QO-J of No 432 Sqn, which ran off the runway at East Moor, crashed into trees and burst into flames as it attempted to take off for an air test, possibly due to the control locks still being in place.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

16-Apr

NELSON, ROGER HENRY  (591964); age 21 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore, FW799 'U' of No 500 Sqn, which failed to return from an armed reconnaissance mission.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery.

16-Apr

MATTHEWS, LAWRENCE MICHAEL  (158734); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore, FW799 'U' of No 500 Sqn, which failed to return from an armed reconnaissance mission.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery.

16-Apr

PALMER, DOUGLAS ERIC  (162218); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore, FW799 'U' of No 500 Sqn, which failed to return from an armed reconnaissance mission.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery.

16-Apr

WORSDALE, DENNIS ROY  (1864592); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore, FW799 'U' of No 500 Sqn, which failed to return from an armed reconnaissance mission.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery.

16-Apr

SAUL, WILLIAM  (1568201); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Vengence IV, HB456 of No 587 Sqn, which crashed in Burton-on-Trent after hitting house whilst carrying out a slow roll.  He is buried in Douglas (Gateside) Cemetery

16-Apr

CLARKE, MICHAEL TERENCE  (151151); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG228 KC-V of No 617 Sqn, which crashed in the target area after its wing was shot off by flak during a raid on the pocket battleship 'Lutzow' at Swinemunde.  He is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

16-Apr

FELTON, HENRY WILLIAM  (1809630); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG228 KC-V of No 617 Sqn, which crashed in the target area after its wing was shot off by flak during a raid on the pocket battleship 'Lutzow' at Swinemunde.  He is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

16-Apr

HEATH, ALFRED LAURENCE  (148768); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG228 KC-V of No 617 Sqn, which crashed in the target area after its wing was shot off by flak during a raid on the pocket battleship 'Lutzow' at Swinemunde.  He is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

16-Apr

HEWITT, KENNETH ARTHUR JOHN  (188618); age Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG228 KC-V of No 617 Sqn, which crashed in the target area after its wing was shot off by flak during a raid on the pocket battleship 'Lutzow' at Swinemunde.  He is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

16-Apr

KNIGHT, WILLIAM  (195713); age Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG228 KC-V of No 617 Sqn, which crashed in the target area after its wing was shot off by flak during a raid on the pocket battleship 'Lutzow' at Swinemunde.  He is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

16-Apr

POWELL, JOHN LEONARD  (103039); age 29 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG228 KC-V of No 617 Sqn, which crashed in the target area after its wing was shot off by flak during a raid on the pocket battleship 'Lutzow' at Swinemunde.  He is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

16-Apr

WATSON, JAMES  (174282); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NG228 KC-V of No 617 Sqn, which crashed in the target area after its wing was shot off by flak during a raid on the pocket battleship 'Lutzow' at Swinemunde.  He is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

16-Apr

WINDER, CLIFFORD GEORGE  (1175164); age 25 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the Far East (unit unknown) when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Sandakan.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

16-Apr

ERSKINE, WILLIAM  (1365096); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP609 'E' of No 11 OTU, which collided with LP651 of the same unit in the circuit at Oakley.  He is buried in Cambuslang (Westburn) Cemetery

16-Apr

HOPE, ARTHUR CHRISTIAN  (2210185); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP609 'E' of No 11 OTU, which collided with LP651 of the same unit in the circuit at Oakley.  He is buried in Liverpool (Toxteth Park) Cemetery

16-Apr

BURT, COLIN WILLIAM  (4312163); age 24 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP609 'E' of No 11 OTU, which collided with LP651 of the same unit in the circuit at Oakley.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

16-Apr

MATTHEWS, GEORGE THOMAS  (428141); age 23 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP609 'E' of No 11 OTU, which collided with LP651 of the same unit in the circuit at Oakley.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

16-Apr

REDPATH, JOHN POWELL  (428253); age 23 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP609 'E' of No 11 OTU, which collided with LP651 of the same unit in the circuit at Oakley.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

16-Apr

FORD, WILLIAM WALLACE  (173302); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP651 of No 11 OTU, which collided with LP609 of the same unit in the circuit at Oakley.  He is buried in Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery

16-Apr

BAKER, COLIN ROY  (42999); age 22 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP651 of No 11 OTU, which collided with LP609 of the same unit in the circuit at Oakley.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

16-Apr

DICKSON, DOUGLAS JAMES  (4216679); age 23 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP651 of No 11 OTU, which collided with LP609 of the same unit in the circuit at Oakley.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

16-Apr

FERNYHOUGH, SAMUEL  (427400); age 30 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP651 of No 11 OTU, which collided with LP609 of the same unit in the circuit at Oakley.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

16-Apr

HITCHINS, ERIC DOUGLAS  (4210019); age 21 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP651 of No 11 OTU, which collided with LP609 of the same unit in the circuit at Oakley.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

16-Apr

MILLAR, JEFFREY ALEXANDER  (425211); age 25 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP651 of No 11 OTU, which collided with LP609 of the same unit in the circuit at Oakley.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

16-Apr

NICHOLLS, JOHN AUSTIN PERRESS  (413463); age 25 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP651 of No 11 OTU, which collided with LP609 of the same unit in the circuit at Oakley.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

16-Apr

BROOKER, RICHARD EDGAR PETER  (39931); age 26 RAFVR

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, NV641 'B' of No 122 Wing, which was shot down near Wittenberge by a Fw 190.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Apr

WIELONDEK, Jerzy Waclaw (P.1918); age 31 PAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXV, KA968  of No 45 Grp, which disappeared on a ferry flight from Dorval to Prestwick.  He has no known grave.

16-Apr

ZAJAC, Marian (P.2092); age 24 PAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXV, KA968  of No 45 Grp, which disappeared on a ferry flight from Dorval to Prestwick.  He has no known grave.

16-Apr

COND, STANLEY GEORGE  (1207540); age 25 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 63 SP at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

16-Apr

TANNER, FREDERICK CHARLES  (1355450); age 29 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving at AHQ DAF at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Cesena War Cemetery

16-Apr

FOSBURY, ROBERT  (1579617); age 32 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, MG652 of the ANBS, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the Irish Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Apr

JENNISON, ALEC NORMAN  (180123); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, MG652 of the ANBS, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Apr

MARGETTS, RAYMOND PHILLIP  (1230162); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, MG652 of the ANBS, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the Irish Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Apr

MARTIN, DENNIS JACK  (1864998); age 22 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, MG652 of the ANBS, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the Irish Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Apr

SPENCER, ARTHUR JOHN  (133796); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, MG652 of the ANBS, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the Irish Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

16-Apr

AYNSLEY, FRANCIS ANTHONY  (1000884); age 26 RAFVR

Cpl

He had been serving in the Far East when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Sandakan in Borneo.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

16-Apr

OLDROYD, HENRY GORDON  (956432); age 27 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving at RAF Kuala Lumper 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

17-Apr

HOWARD, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (1576163); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston V, BZ666 'M' of the 18, which failed to return from an armed recce of the Po Valley.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery.

17-Apr

JACQUES, WILLIAM KENNETH  (1576168); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston V, BZ666 'M' of the 18, which failed to return from an armed recce of the Po Valley.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery.

17-Apr

LATHAM, JOHN ERIC  (1511713); age 21 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Boston V, BZ666 'M' of the 18, which failed to return from an armed recce of the Po Valley.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery.

17-Apr

LEWIS, PHILLIP JOHN  (643665); age 30 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston V, BZ666 'M' of the 18, which failed to return from an armed recce of the Po Valley.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery.

17-Apr

FURNELL, HARRY LEONARD  (124535); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 24 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Hendon.  He is buried in Epsom Cemetery

17-Apr

GREENSMITH, VERNON WALKER  (1217076); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Liberator VI, KL581 'U' of No 40 Sqn, which crash landed at Foggia Main after a double engine failure due to fuel mis-management.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

17-Apr

BUTLER, NORMAN GRENVILLE  (134152); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR519 of No 47 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Kumbhirgram after hitting trees.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery

17-Apr

ROBSON, FRANK  (1672351); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR519 of No 47 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Kumbhirgram after hitting trees.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery

17-Apr

DAVIES, ROY ELLIS  (2205997); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed when Lancaster III, PB360 DX-N of No 57 Sqn was destroyed in an explosion after a fire broke out underneath it whilst it was being prepared for an operation that night.  He is buried in Leigh Cemetery

17-Apr

DIXON, THOMAS STANLEY  (1009063); age 30 RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed when Lancaster III, PB360 DX-N of No 57 Sqn was destroyed in an explosion after a fire broke out underneath it whilst it was being prepared for an operation that night.  He is buried in Marple (All Saints) Churchyard

17-Apr

JOHNSON, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1018928); age 33 RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed when Lancaster III, PB360 DX-N of No 57 Sqn was destroyed in an explosion after a fire broke out underneath it whilst it was being prepared for an operation that night.  He is buried in Wombwell Cemetery

17-Apr

PRICE, ARNOLD  (1048598); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was killed when Lancaster III, PB360 DX-N of No 57 Sqn was destroyed in an explosion after a fire broke out underneath it whilst it was being prepared for an operation that night.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

17-Apr

SMITH, LESLIE  (142497); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, NV991 of No 80 Sqn, which was shot down near Lubeck by an Fw 190.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Apr

HUBBLE, MICHAEL WINTWORTH  (49742); age 27 RAF

Sqn Ldr

The OC, No 146 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Thunderbolt II, KL194, which was seen to turn and dive into the ground in flames during the attack on Yonggan.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

17-Apr

CUTHILL, FREDERICK JOHN  (1826346); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB403 GT-E of No 156 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, LK874 of No 171 Sqn near Murlenbach during a raid against railway yards at Schwandorf.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

17-Apr

JAMIESON, JOHN  (183019); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB403 GT-E of No 156 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, LK874 of No 171 Sqn near Murlenbach during a raid against railway yards at Schwandorf.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

17-Apr

O'REILLY, FRANCIS WILLIAM  (163610); age 27 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB403 GT-E of No 156 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, LK874 of No 171 Sqn near Murlenbach during a raid against railway yards at Schwandorf.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

17-Apr

PONTING, FREDERICK LEWIS JOHN  (189069); age 34 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB403 GT-E of No 156 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, LK874 of No 171 Sqn near Murlenbach during a raid against railway yards at Schwandorf.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

17-Apr

SMITH, DOUGLAS ELLWOOD  (2215998); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB403 GT-E of No 156 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, LK874 of No 171 Sqn near Murlenbach during a raid against railway yards at Schwandorf.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

17-Apr

WILSON, ERIC  (3041264); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB403 GT-E of No 156 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, LK874 of No 171 Sqn near Murlenbach during a raid against railway yards at Schwandorf.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

17-Apr

ELLIOTT, HERBERT WILLIAM  (J/93762); age 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB403 GT-E of No 156 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, LK874 of No 171 Sqn near Murlenbach during a raid against railway yards at Schwandorf.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

17-Apr

DRAPER, ERIC GEORGE  (175939); age 20 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LK874 6Y-C of No 171 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, PB403 of No 156 Sqn near Murlenbach during a bomber support sortie against railway yards at Schwandorf.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

17-Apr

DYSON, FRANK  (993035); age 31 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LK874 6Y-C of No 171 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, PB403 of No 156 Sqn near Murlenbach during a bomber support sortie against railway yards at Schwandorf.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

17-Apr

JONES, CLIFFORD THOMAS  (1621640); age 30 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LK874 6Y-C of No 171 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, PB403 of No 156 Sqn near Murlenbach during a bomber support sortie against railway yards at Schwandorf.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

17-Apr

KNOWLER, GEORGE VAUGHAM  (1894692); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LK874 6Y-C of No 171 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, PB403 of No 156 Sqn near Murlenbach during a bomber support sortie against railway yards at Schwandorf.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

17-Apr

SPERLING, ROYSTON  (1589200); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LK874 6Y-C of No 171 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, PB403 of No 156 Sqn near Murlenbach during a bomber support sortie against railway yards at Schwandorf.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

17-Apr

STOREY, ALBERT  (1592667); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LK874 6Y-C of No 171 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, PB403 of No 156 Sqn near Murlenbach during a bomber support sortie against railway yards at Schwandorf.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

17-Apr

BROWN, ROBERT ALLAN  (J/40082); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LK874 6Y-C of No 171 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, PB403 of No 156 Sqn near Murlenbach during a bomber support sortie against railway yards at Schwandorf.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

17-Apr

JENNINGS, PETER SINCLAIR  (416501); age 23 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LK874 6Y-C of No 171 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, PB403 of No 156 Sqn near Murlenbach during a bomber support sortie against railway yards at Schwandorf.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

17-Apr

WARD, MICHAEL CUTHBERT  (160051); age 27 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MJ643 of No 237 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Milan during a recce sortie.  He is buried in Milan War Cemetery

17-Apr

WOODWARD, NORMAN PAULLE COURTNEY  (J/20138); age 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN706 of No 263 Sqn, which was shot down near Harderwijk by flak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Apr

DUNN, LEONARD ACTON  (J/18146); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, ML342 of No 401 Sqn, which was destroyed by the blast from the explosion of the train it was attacking.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Apr

BURDIS, WALLACE VICTOR JOHN  (J/40853); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XVI, SM295 of No 403 Sqn, which crashed in a force landing near Diepholz after running out of fuel.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

17-Apr

FOSTER, CECIL REGINALD HENRY  (434183); age 29 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ467 Z5-C of No 462 Sqn, which came down near Wortelstetten during a bomber support sortie.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

17-Apr

TISDELL, ERROL DALLAS  (432388); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ467 Z5-C of No 462 Sqn, which came down near Wortelstetten during a bomber support sortie.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

17-Apr

GRAY, JOHN EDMUND ARTHUR  (1595698); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ467 Z5-C of No 462 Sqn, which came down near Wortelstetten during a bomber support sortie.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

17-Apr

McGARVIE, ROBERT  (1572467); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ467 Z5-C of No 462 Sqn, which came down near Wortelstetten during a bomber support sortie.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

17-Apr

WINDUS, EDWARD  (1601854); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ467 Z5-C of No 462 Sqn, which came down near Wortelstetten during a bomber support sortie.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

17-Apr

Gray (); age 

Sgt J E A Grady

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ467 Z5-C of No 462 Sqn, which came down near Wortelstetten during a bomber support sortie.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery

17-Apr

GALLAGHER, ANDREW  (1024361); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 5001 (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

17-Apr

STANLEY, KENNETH GEORGE EDWARD  (1379758); age 25 RAFVR

WO

He was captured whilst flying Mustang III, HK945 'B' of No 1437 Flt which was shot down by flak on 13 Jul 1943 and he died in captivity,  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

17-Apr

MITCHINSON, WILLIAM ELLIOTT  (1507621); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 5757 MSU UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

17-Apr

TERRINGTON, DONALD RICHARD DFM (751845); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

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 Hendon.  He is buried in Hove New Cemetery

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