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Casualties - 22 - 25 April 1945


22-Apr

PANNELL, EDWARD GEOFFREY  (86680); age Unknown RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was flying Hurricane, HV962 of No 28 Sqn, which made a forced landing after being hit by flak near Toungoo, he was seen running from the aircraft but was never seen again.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

22-Apr

WALKER, CYRIL IVAN  (576851); age 20 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB463 EA-Y of No 49 Sqn, which crashed at Fulbeck after failing to pill out of a dive over the airfield prior to setting course for Syerston.  He is buried in Baldock Cemetery

22-Apr

BRENCHLEY, GEORGE HENRY  (1074468); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He was killed when Lancaster III, PB463 EA-Y of No 49 Sqn, crashed at Fulbeck after failing to pill out of a dive over the airfield prior to setting course for Syerston.  It crashed into buildings near the MT section and a parade comprising personnel of No 5015 (Airfield Construction) Sqn.  He is buried in Denton (Christ Church) Churchyard

22-Apr

CLEWLEY, ROBERT JOHN  (1642854); age 42 RAFVR

AC1

He was killed when Lancaster III, PB463 EA-Y of No 49 Sqn, crashed at Fulbeck after failing to pill out of a dive over the airfield prior to setting course for Syerston.  It crashed into buildings near the MT section and a parade comprising personnel of No 5015 (Airfield Construction) Sqn.  He is buried in Margate Cemetery, Kent

22-Apr

ELKINGTON, GEORGE FRANK  (173049); age 30 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB463 EA-Y of No 49 Sqn, which crashed at Fulbeck after failing to pill out of a dive over the airfield prior to setting course for Syerston.  He is buried in Tonbridge Cemetery

22-Apr

EVANS, LEONARD WILLIAM  (1584222); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB463 EA-Y of No 49 Sqn, which crashed at Fulbeck after failing to pill out of a dive over the airfield prior to setting course for Syerston.  He is buried in Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery

22-Apr

GARRETT, MAURICE JOHN CLIVE  (1805125); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB463 EA-Y of No 49 Sqn, which crashed at Fulbeck after failing to pill out of a dive over the airfield prior to setting course for Syerston.  He is buried in Penarth Cemetery

22-Apr

HAMMOND, CYRIL LESLIE  (1215156); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed when Lancaster III, PB463 EA-Y of No 49 Sqn, crashed at Fulbeck after failing to pill out of a dive over the airfield prior to setting course for Syerston.  It crashed into buildings near the MT section and a parade comprising personnel of No 5015 (Airfield Construction) Sqn.  He is buried in Black Notley (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard

22-Apr

HANCOX, HAYDN SPENCER  (1136875); age 31 RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed when Lancaster III, PB463 EA-Y of No 49 Sqn, crashed at Fulbeck after failing to pill out of a dive over the airfield prior to setting course for Syerston.  It crashed into buildings near the MT section and a parade comprising personnel of No 5015 (Airfield Construction) Sqn.  He is buried in Swansea (Oystermouth) Cemetery

22-Apr

MACAULAY, HUGH  (153257); age 28 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB463 EA-Y of No 49 Sqn, which crashed at Fulbeck after failing to pill out of a dive over the airfield prior to setting course for Syerston.  He is buried in Dalziel (Airbles) Cemetery

22-Apr

MASTERMAN, LEONARD  (1682434); age 40 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed when Lancaster III, PB463 EA-Y of No 49 Sqn, crashed at Fulbeck after failing to pill out of a dive over the airfield prior to setting course for Syerston.  It crashed into buildings near the MT section and a parade comprising personnel of No 5015 (Airfield Construction) Sqn.  He is buried in Sale Cemetery

22-Apr

PETCH, JOHN WILLIAM  (1087217); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB463 EA-Y of No 49 Sqn, which crashed at Fulbeck after failing to pill out of a dive over the airfield prior to setting course for Syerston.  He is buried in Leven (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

22-Apr

PLUMTREE, FRANK  (1835366); age 38 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed when Lancaster III, PB463 EA-Y of No 49 Sqn, crashed at Fulbeck after failing to pill out of a dive over the airfield prior to setting course for Syerston.  It crashed into buildings near the MT section and a parade comprising personnel of No 5015 (Airfield Construction) Sqn.  He was cremated at Nottingham Crematorium

22-Apr

SHAW, EDWIN  (1635925); age 42 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed when Lancaster III, PB463 EA-Y of No 49 Sqn, crashed at Fulbeck after failing to pill out of a dive over the airfield prior to setting course for Syerston.  It crashed into buildings near the MT section and a parade comprising personnel of No 5015 (Airfield Construction) Sqn.  He is buried in Stoke-on-Trent (Longton) Cemetery

22-Apr

WIMPENNY, GEOFFREY  (129065); age 30 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB463 EA-Y of No 49 Sqn, which crashed at Fulbeck after failing to pill out of a dive over the airfield prior to setting course for Syerston.  He was cremated at Leeds (Lawns Wood) Cemetery

22-Apr

WRIGHT, WILLIAM  (1861841); age 44 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB463 EA-Y of No 49 Sqn, which crashed at Fulbeck after failing to pill out of a dive over the airfield prior to setting course for Syerston.  He is buried in Golcar (St John) Churchyard

22-Apr

ROGERS, JAMES WILLIAM  (926635); age 36 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed when Lancaster III, PB463 EA-Y of No 49 Sqn, crashed at Fulbeck after failing to pill out of a dive over the airfield prior to setting course for Syerston.  It crashed into buildings near the MT section and a parade comprising personnel of No 5015 (Airfield Construction) Sqn.  He is buried in Ford Park Cemetery (formerly Plymouth Old Cemetery) (Pennycomequick)

22-Apr

CLARK, ROY STANLEY  (1388242); age 22 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 Chingford Mount Cemetery

22-Apr

DURNAN, HAMILTON  (1053444); age 28 RAFVR

WO

He was captured on 26 Apr 1942 whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9386 KN-W of No 77 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Rostock.  He was killed when the barn in which his POW column was resting was attacked by an Allied fighter.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

22-Apr

BROWN, REGINALD ALFRED  (614115); age 25 RAF

WO

He was captured on 25 Jun 1942 whilst flying in Halifax II, W1067 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Bremen.  He died from injuries sustained during a strafing attack by Allied aircraft near the POW camp at Schwerin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Apr

WARD, ALAN WILLIAM  (1672882); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PT409 of No 87 Sqn, which failed to return from a long range strafing and recce mission to Rondeno.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

22-Apr

RAMSDEN, SAMUEL SMART  (R/87930); age 23 RCAF

WO I

He was captured whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA716 of No 97 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Nuremburg on 11 Aug 1943.  He died from injuries sustained during a strafing attack by Allied aircraft near the POW camp at Schwerin.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

22-Apr

SMITH, BASSETT WILLIAM  (55648); age Unknown RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR296 'G' of No 107 Sqn, which failed to return from a night intruder sortie over North-West Germany.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Apr

WHITESIDE, LESLIE  (63446); age 25 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR296 'G' of No 107 Sqn, which failed to return from a night intruder sortie over North-West Germany.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Apr

KNELL, CYRIL WILLIAM  (135291); age 35 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV138 of No 144 Sqn, which ditched off 150 miles Aberdeen following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Apr

SIMPSON, JAMES MAYNARD  (171667); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV138 of No 144 Sqn, which ditched off 150 miles Aberdeen following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

22-Apr

COCKCROFT, ARTHUR CLARENCE  (185326); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME424 P4-N of No 153 Sqn, which came down near Jade during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

22-Apr

DUTTON, KENNETH LISTER  (1623460); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME424 P4-N of No 153 Sqn, which came down near Jade during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

22-Apr

PHILPOT, D J  (1684876); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME424 P4-N of No 153 Sqn, which came down near Jade during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

22-Apr

POORE, DONALD FRANK  (1587647); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME424 P4-N of No 153 Sqn, which came down near Jade during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

22-Apr

WOOD, FRANK  (1107638); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME424 P4-N of No 153 Sqn, which came down near Jade during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

22-Apr

BOOTY, CAMERON HARRISON  (R/281134); age 19 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME424 P4-N of No 153 Sqn, which came down near Jade during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

22-Apr

CHAPMAN, KENNETH F.  (R/279088); age 19 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, ME424 P4-N of No 153 Sqn, which came down near Jade during a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

22-Apr

HAWTHORNE, AUSTIN ARTHUR  (J/40463); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXV, KB529 -W of No 163 Sqn, which probably came down in the target area during a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

22-Apr

BELLWOOD, LAWRENCE  (1684437); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF994 HA-N of No 218 Sqn, which crashed at Depden Green near Chedburgh having returned early from a raid to Bremen after engine problems had been experienced en-route.  He is buried in Allerton Bywater (St Mary) Churchyard

22-Apr

DAVIES, GERALD MAYELLA  (174052); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF994 HA-N of No 218 Sqn, which crashed at Depden Green near Chedburgh having returned early from a raid to Bremen after engine problems had been experienced en-route.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

22-Apr

JACOB, HERBERT ROBERT SPENCER  (158225); age 27 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF994 HA-N of No 218 Sqn, which crashed at Depden Green near Chedburgh having returned early from a raid to Bremen after engine problems had been experienced en-route.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

22-Apr

LEE, THOMAS WILLIAM  (2204668); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF994 HA-N of No 218 Sqn, which crashed at Depden Green near Chedburgh having returned early from a raid to Bremen after engine problems had been experienced en-route.  He is buried in Liverpool (West Derby) Cemetery

22-Apr

SPIERS, DONALD SEYMOUR  (115523); age 29 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF994 HA-N of No 218 Sqn, which crashed at Depden Green near Chedburgh having returned early from a raid to Bremen after engine problems had been experienced en-route.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

22-Apr

McLEROTH, BERTRAM BERNARD  (206907V); age Unknown SAAF

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk IV, FX820 of No 250 Sqn, which failed to return from Ferrara after being hit by flak.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

22-Apr

BARIL, JOSEPH ROGER  (R/287567); age 19 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV863 of No 354 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie to the Andaman Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

22-Apr

GROSE, DOUGLAS FRASER  (J/44297); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV863 of No 354 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie to the Andaman Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

22-Apr

LEONARD, RODERICK JOHN  (R/213998); age 20 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV863 of No 354 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie to the Andaman Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

22-Apr

TAYLOR, LLOYD ELWIN  (J/27799); age Unknown RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV863 of No 354 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie to the Andaman Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

22-Apr

WHALEN, LORNE ELWOOD  (R/264119); age 19 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV863 of No 354 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie to the Andaman Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

22-Apr

LORD, JOHN  (955266); age 26 RAFVR

WO

He was captured on 19 Sep 1941 following a raid on Stettin whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8344 LQ-F of No 405 Sqn and died from wounds sustained on 19 Apr 1945 when his POW column was attacked by Allied fighters.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

22-Apr

GUNNING, WILBERT ARNOLD  (J/19115); age 33 RCAF

Fg Off

He was serving with No 427 Sqn when he was killed after being thrown from a motor cycle whilst travelling on the Great North Road (A1) near Leeming.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

22-Apr

HIGGINS, THOMAS JOHN  (434361); age 24 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE444 'B' of No 455 Sqn, which crashed into the anchorage at Vaagso whilst attacking shipping in the area.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery

22-Apr

MIROW, ALAN JOHN  (428872); age 22 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE444 'B' of No 455 Sqn, which crashed into the anchorage at Vaagso whilst attacking shipping in the area.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery

22-Apr

PLATER, SIDNEY JACK  (1386875); age 32 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito PR XVI, NS675 of No 684 Sqn, which crashed on Langkaw Island during a PR flight.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

22-Apr

BELL, THOMAS  (J/11041); age 22 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito PR XVI, NS675 of No 684 Sqn, which crashed on Langkaw Island during a PR flight.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

22-Apr

ALEXANDER, ALBERT EDWARD  (1215985); age 38 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 5003 (Airfield Construction) Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Bury St Edmunds.  He is buried in Reading Cemetery

22-Apr

JOHNSON, THOMAS WILLIAM  (1600168); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufort IIA, ML687 of No 12 (P) AFU, which dived into the ground on the approach to land.  He is buried in Chesterton (St Andrew) Churchyard

22-Apr

SANDELL, MAURICE ALFRED  (960518); age Unknown RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 132 MSSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery

22-Apr

ELDER, ANGUS HUGH  (1367265); age 38 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 1513 MU 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

22-Apr

ROBINSON, ROBERT WILLIAM  (529571); age 27 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 54 MT Coy at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

22-Apr

BRIERLEY, EDMUND  (1457007); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR464 of No 8 (C) OTU, which broke up in the air near Haverfordwest.  He is buried in Manchester (Gorton) Cemetery

22-Apr

ROGERS, DESMOND LAWRENCE  (1323284); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR464 of No 8 (C) OTU, which broke up in the air near Haverfordwest.  He is buried in Carshalton (All Saints) Churchyard.

22-Apr

DALY, JOHN  (1695038); age 23 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Maidenhead (John B).  He is buried in Brooms (SS. Mary and Joseph) Roman Catholic Churchyard

22-Apr

MOSTYN, JOHN WILLIAM  (651804); age Unknown RAF

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Manchester.  He is buried in Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery

22-Apr

FRASER, CHRISTINA MITCHELL  (459756); age 26 WAAF

ACW1

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Scotland?.  She is buried in Aberdeen (Trinity) Cemetery

23-Apr

HAUGH, JOHN ALBERT  (1451249); age 22 RAFVR

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RS532 of No 21 Sqn, which he abandoned over Holland but was too low for the parachute to deploy fully.  He is buried in Schoonebeek (Oud Schoonebeek) General Cemetery

23-Apr

NOWELL, GEORGE RICHARD  (J/26775); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RS532 of No 21 Sqn, which he abandoned over Holland but was too low for the parachute to deploy fully.  He is buried in Schoonebeek (Oud Schoonebeek) General Cemetery

23-Apr

CARR, FRANK  (1635254); age 40 RAFVR

LAC

He possibly died from injuries sustained when Lancaster III, PB463 EA-Y of No 49 Sqn, crashed at Fulbeck the previous day after failing to pill out of a dive over the airfield prior to setting course for Syerston.  It crashed into buildings near the MT section and a parade comprising personnel of No 5015 (Airfield Construction) Sqn.  He was cremated at Sheffield Crematorium

23-Apr

DAVIES, JOHN HAROLD  (926635); age 38 RAFVR

LAC

He died from injuries sustained when Lancaster III, PB463 EA-Y of No 49 Sqn, crashed at Fulbeck the previous day after failing to pill out of a dive over the airfield prior to setting course for Syerston.  It crashed into buildings near the MT section and a parade comprising personnel of No 5015 (Airfield Construction) Sqn.  He is buried in Heathfield (All Saints) Churchyard

23-Apr

MELLOWS, SAMUEL  (1225149); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He died from injuries sustained when Lancaster III, PB463 EA-Y of No 49 Sqn, crashed at Fulbeck the previous day after failing to pill out of a dive over the airfield prior to setting course for Syerston.  It crashed into buildings near the MT section and a parade comprising personnel of No 5015 (Airfield Construction) Sqn.  He is buried in Northbourne (St Augustine) Churchyard

23-Apr

COCKROFT, GEORGE GEOFFREY  (578407); age Unknown RAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 58 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Apr

McKINNEY, ROBERT LOVE  (56582); age Unknown RAF

Plt Off

He was serving with No 58 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Apr

ODDY, EDMUND NEWTON  (1851916); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 58 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Odder Sogns Churchyard

23-Apr

ROSENTHAL, THOMAS ERNEST PARKER  (1800119); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 58 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Varberg Church New Cemetery

23-Apr

GIBBS, HAROLD JOHN  (418529); age 21 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH217 'U' of No 99 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Cox's Bazaar during a feathering practice exercise.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Apr

LOTON, ERIC REX  (424425); age 22 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH217 'U' of No 99 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Cox's Bazaar during a feathering practice exercise.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Apr

BEBE, ROBERT CHARLES  (2211019); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH217 'U' of No 99 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Cox's Bazaar during a feathering practice exercise.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Apr

CULBERT, BERNARD DOUGLAS  (159393); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH217 'U' of No 99 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Cox's Bazaar during a feathering practice exercise.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Apr

DUCKLES, STANLEY  (1594025); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH217 'U' of No 99 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Cox's Bazaar during a feathering practice exercise.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Apr

DUNN, RICHARD JOHN  (1323985); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH217 'U' of No 99 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Cox's Bazaar during a feathering practice exercise.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Apr

McINTOSH, ANGUS  (1783260); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH217 'U' of No 99 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Cox's Bazaar during a feathering practice exercise.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Apr

STEELE, JOHN  (1825981); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH217 'U' of No 99 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Cox's Bazaar during a feathering practice exercise.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Apr

HOLLIMAN, FRANK THOMAS  (182119); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 185 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

23-Apr

CASEY, RAYMOND THOMAS  (437196); age 22 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, SW47 'K' of No 198 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Bremen.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

23-Apr

MULVEY, CHARLES  (614968); age 28 RAF

LAC

He was serving with No 211 Sqn, and was killed in an accident, no further details.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

23-Apr

BARRETT, FRANCIS JOHN  (151845); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mustang IVA, KH816 of No 213 Sqn, which failed to return from an armed recce.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

23-Apr

BORLAND, NOEL VINCENT  (160054); age 34 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, RB423 'S' of No 266 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Leer.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

23-Apr

NORMAN, KENNETH  (148549); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Spitfire XVI, TB627 'U' of No 322 Sqn, which crashed in a force landing having suffered engine problems during an armed recce.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

23-Apr

CARRIE, J M FFAF (); age  FFAF

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XVI, TD233 'O' of No 340 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking a train during an armed recce.  

23-Apr

HARTNETT, TIMOTHY  (J/91195); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, RB342 'Q' of No 438 Sqn, which was lost near Luneburg.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

23-Apr

HAMILTON, JOHN HERBERT  (1796564); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ645 of No 570 Sqn, which crashed near Skaering in Denmark after flying into trees having been damaged by flak on its return from Operations Tablejam 172 and 179.  He is buried in Aarhus West Cemetery

23-Apr

HUNT, WILLIAM GEORGE HENRY  (143836); age 26 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ645 of No 570 Sqn, which crashed near Skaering in Denmark after flying into trees having been damaged by flak on its return from Operations Tablejam 172 and 180.  He is buried in Aarhus West Cemetery

23-Apr

JOHNSON, KENNETH ERNEST  (1853631); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LJ645 of No 570 Sqn, which crashed near Skaering in Denmark after flying into trees having been damaged by flak on its return from Operations Tablejam 172 and 181.  He is buried in Aarhus West Cemetery

23-Apr

ROBSON, PETER CURTIS  (188413); age 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PT761 of No 601 Sqn, which crash-landed near Portomaggiore after being hit by flak.  He is buried in Argenta Gap War Cemetery

23-Apr

SMITH, STANLEY EDGAR  (417018); age 23 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, PD572 'D' of No 609 Sqn, which he abandoned near Nieuwolde after being hit by flak but he did not survive.  He is buried in Nieuwe-Scheeda Protestant Churchyard

23-Apr

HOUGHTON, WILFRED  (1542501); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 659 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

23-Apr

CLARK, HUGH ERNEST  (551353); age 24 RAF

Sgt

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

23-Apr

LEALAND, JOSEPH  (641243); age Unknown RAF

LAC

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

23-Apr

THOMPSON, EDWARD HENRY  (1050417); age Unknown RAFVR

Cpl

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

23-Apr

MOORE, DAVID STEWART  (R/182829); age 20 RCAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 3 FU and was killed as a result of being run over by a French truck near Blida.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

23-Apr

BARBER, FREDERICK GEORGE  (1805684); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 3 FU and was probably killed as a result of being run over by a French truck near Blida.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

23-Apr

McDOWALL, LESLIE BOOTH  (940353); age Unknown RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 412 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

23-Apr

CORNER, MALCOLM CHARLES  (78746); age 38 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was serving as the Chief Ground Instructor at No 1 SFTS (India), RAF Ambala and died suddenly from a cardiac failure while being transported by ambulance to BMH Ambala.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

23-Apr

SAUNDERS, REGINALD WILLIAM  (750305); age 26 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving at RAF Seletar 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

23-Apr

MATTHEWS, EDWARD STANLEY FREDERICK  (1576021); age 37 RAFVR

AC1

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

23-Apr

JOHNSON, JAMES RUSSELL AFC (41586); age 29 RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was probably killed whilst flying in Harvard IIB, FT232 of the ECFS, which spun into the ground at Southrop.  He is buried in Chippenham (London Road) Cemetery.

23-Apr

CHIPLING, ALBAN PHILIP SIDNEY DFC (108178); age 31 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was probably killed whilst flying in Harvard IIB, FT232 of the ECFS, which spun into the ground at Southrop.  He is buried in Chippenham (London Road) Cemetery.

23-Apr

WELBURN, STANLEY  (614772); age 25 RAF

Sgt

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

23-Apr

MATTHEW, JOHN STANLEY  (1020381); age 32 RAFVR

Cpl

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

23-Apr

FARLEY, WILLIAM ALFRED  (1409468); 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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Ammanford Cemetery

23-Apr

STARK, JAMES  (1571268); age 34 RAFVR

LAC

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 Military Hospital in Westminster, his death being registered in Westminster.  He is buried in Cumbernauld Cemetery

24-Apr

CRAWFORD, DERRICK  (1522990); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, MT652 of No 17 Sqn, which crashed into a ditch on an overshoot at Thedaw.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

24-Apr

FRASER, JOHN EDWARD  (1343122); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, NV731 of No 33 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Konigsmoor.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

24-Apr

McKIE, THOMAS  (926635); age 40 AuxAF

LAC

He died from injuries sustained when Lancaster III, PB463 EA-Y of No 49 Sqn, crashed at Fulbeck on 22 Apr 1945 after failing to pill out of a dive over the airfield prior to setting course for Syerston.  It crashed into buildings near the MT section and a parade comprising personnel of No 5015 (Airfield Construction) Sqn.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery

24-Apr

LIVINGSTONE, RICHARD BRUCE  (419273); age 29 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP299 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol in the Skaggerak after reported that it was about to attack a ship.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Apr

BLAKEY, ALLEN DOUGLAS  (1055959); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP299 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol in the Skaggerak after reported that it was about to attack a ship.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Apr

HANKS, WALTER HENRY HAYDEN  (119124); age 27 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP299 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol in the Skaggerak after reported that it was about to attack a ship.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Apr

MURRAY, JOHN IAN  (1340435); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP299 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol in the Skaggerak after reported that it was about to attack a ship.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Apr

RAMSAY, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1558928); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP299 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol in the Skaggerak after reported that it was about to attack a ship.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Apr

WATLING, VICTOR GODFREY DFC (164259); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP299 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol in the Skaggerak after reported that it was about to attack a ship.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Apr

WATTS, RONALD FRANCIS  (1717705); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP299 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol in the Skaggerak after reported that it was about to attack a ship.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Apr

WILMOT-DEAR, ARTHUR THOMAS CHARLES DFC (151446); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP299 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol in the Skaggerak after reported that it was about to attack a ship.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Apr

PIDGEN, IVOR JAMES ARTHUR  (1510141); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP336 of No 58 Sqn, which ditched in the Kattegat after being hit by flak during an anti-shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Apr

FORD, EDGAR IVAN  (J/45711); age 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP336 of No 58 Sqn, which ditched in the Kattegat after being hit by flak during an anti-shipping sortie.  He is buried in Odder Sogns Churchyard

24-Apr

PARKER, MAYNARD ANNAND  (J/43631); age 19 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP336 of No 58 Sqn, which ditched in the Kattegat after being hit by flak during an anti-shipping sortie.  He is buried in Odder Sogns Churchyard

24-Apr

KEIGHTLEY, MALCOLM CLAIR  (416968); age 22 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Thunderbolt II, KJ321 of No 146 Sqn, which died from burns sustained when he crashed at Pyu in Burma.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

24-Apr

JENYNS, ROBERT LANCE  (17332); age 28 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF955 HA-H of No 218 Sqn, which suffered a double engine failure as it took off for a raid against railway yards at Bad Oldesloe and crashed on the edge of Chedburgh airfield.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

24-Apr

KILPATRICK, GEORGE  (433109); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF955 HA-H of No 218 Sqn, which suffered a double engine failure as it took off for a raid against railway yards at Bad Oldesloe and crashed on the edge of Chedburgh airfield.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

24-Apr

HARPER, HAROLD KEITH  (1583408); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF955 HA-H of No 218 Sqn, which suffered a double engine failure as it took off for a raid against railway yards at Bad Oldesloe and crashed on the edge of Chedburgh airfield.  He is buried in Stourbridge Cemetery

24-Apr

JOLLY, CLIFFORD  (197085); age 39 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF955 HA-H of No 218 Sqn, which suffered a double engine failure as it took off for a raid against railway yards at Bad Oldesloe and crashed on the edge of Chedburgh airfield.  He is buried in or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park

24-Apr

MORRIS, FREDERICK ANTHONY  (197384); age Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF955 HA-H of No 218 Sqn, which suffered a double engine failure as it took off for a raid against railway yards at Bad Oldesloe and crashed on the edge of Chedburgh airfield.  He is buried in Wolsingham (St Thomas) Roman Catholic Churchyard

24-Apr

NICHOLLS, PETER MAURICE  (1318567); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF955 HA-H of No 218 Sqn, which suffered a double engine failure as it took off for a raid against railway yards at Bad Oldesloe and crashed on the edge of Chedburgh airfield.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

24-Apr

WILLIAMS, HENRY RONALD  (1613184); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF955 HA-H of No 218 Sqn, which suffered a double engine failure as it took off for a raid against railway yards at Bad Oldesloe and crashed on the edge of Chedburgh airfield.  He is buried in Chorletwood Road Cemetery

24-Apr

WILLERTON, GEORGE RONALD  (2220828); age 32 RAFVR

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained on 22 Apr 1945 whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF994 HA-N of No 218 Sqn, which crashed at Depden Green near Chedburgh having returned early from a raid to Bremen after engine problems had been experienced en-route.  He is buried in Louth Cemetery

24-Apr

ALLAN, JAMES KEIR  (710332); age 20 RAF

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MK251 of No 237 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie to the Milan area and is presumed to have been shot down by flak.  He is buried in Trecella Civil Cemetery

24-Apr

SCUDAMORE, GODWIN LEONARD  (200542); age 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was serving with No 261 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

24-Apr

BAKER, PETER JOSEPH  (J/36574); age 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS943  of No 464 Sqn, which failed to return from a night intruder sortie around Sternberg and Bremen.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

24-Apr

LEE, CONRAD ALBERT  (J/46470); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NS943  of No 464 Sqn, which failed to return from a night intruder sortie around Sternberg and Bremen.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

24-Apr

BASSETT, GORONWY AMMAN  (930637); age 34 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NA337 of No 644 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on its return from Operation Crop 17 to Norway on behalf of  SOE.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Apr

MITCHELL, WALTER REGINALD  (151920); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NA337 of No 644 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on its return from Operation Crop 17 to Norway on behalf of  SOE.  He is buried in Lillehammer Northern Civil Cemetery

24-Apr

NAYLOR, ALEC  (1623237); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NA337 of No 644 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on its return from Operation Crop 17 to Norway on behalf of  SOE.  He is buried in Lillehammer Northern Civil Cemetery

24-Apr

TUCKETT, GORDON RUSSELL  (1527081); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NA337 of No 644 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on its return from Operation Crop 17 to Norway on behalf of  SOE.  He is buried in Lillehammer Northern Civil Cemetery

24-Apr

TURNBULL, ALEXANDER  (145071); age 27 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NA337 of No 644 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on its return from Operation Crop 17 to Norway on behalf of  SOE.  He is buried in Lillehammer Northern Civil Cemetery

24-Apr

ELDRIDGE, JOSEPH  (1301357); age 30 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2868 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

24-Apr

ROOT, JACK ERIC  (939135); age 27 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 153 MU when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Brunei.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

24-Apr

JENKINS, JOHN GRIFFITH  (124463); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XI, EN666 of No 8 (C) OTU, which crashed near Haverfordwest.  He is buried in Gellygaer (Gwaelodybrithdir) Cemetery

24-Apr

NEWELL, ERIC ROBERTSON  (J/20849); age 25 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Hal Far when he went AWOL and was never seen again.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

24-Apr

NOBLE, JOHN  (947168); age 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 109 (Transport) OTU and was fatally injured in a cycle accident Border.  He is buried in Troon Cemetery, Ayrshire.

24-Apr

EVANS, WILLIAM ARTHUR  (1414158); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Pontypridd (62), Maidstone (41).  He is buried in Rhondda (Ferndale) Cemetery

25-Apr

BARRY, GEORGE DONALD  (580820); age 27 RAF

WO

He was captured on 8 Jul 1941 whilst flying in Halifax I, L9521 of No 35 Sqn, which was lost on a raid on Merseburg and died in captivity.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

25-Apr

BROWN, EDGAR ALEC  (1333806); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Boston V, BZ626 of No 55 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Adige River Crossings.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery.

25-Apr

FLOOD, ROY ASHTON  (3000157); age 19 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston V, BZ626 of No 55 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Adige River Crossings.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery.

25-Apr

PLATTS, LESLIE  (1684796); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston V, BZ626 of No 55 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Adige River Crossings.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery.

25-Apr

STONE, JOHN CHARLES  (163137); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston V, BZ626 of No 55 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Adige River Crossings.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery.

25-Apr

CAUCHI, ANTHONY WILLIAM  (776048); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston V, BZ627 of No 55 Sqn, which was abandoned following an engine being hit by flak and the second failing as it turned for home during a raid on Adige Crossings, unfortunately he didn't survive.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery.

25-Apr

FOWLER, LEONARD ARTHUR  (1150885); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston V, BZ627 of No 55 Sqn, which was abandoned following an engine being hit by flak and the second failing as it turned for home during a raid on Adige Crossings, unfortunately he didn't survive.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery.

25-Apr

ARTUS, ALAN GEOFFREY  (1816600); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, RG553 MP-T of No 76 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, RG591 of the same unit in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

25-Apr

STANES, DENNIS BERNARD NEIL  (1893767); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, RG553 MP-T of No 76 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, RG591 of the same unit in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

25-Apr

MORRISON, COLIN ROSS MILNE  (J/38317); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, RG553 MP-T of No 76 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, RG591 of the same unit in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

25-Apr

SLAUENWHITE, LESTER LEON  (J/93609); age 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, RG553 MP-T of No 76 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, RG591 of the same unit in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

25-Apr

SLAUGHTER, MURRAY CHARLES  (J/37723); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, RG553 MP-T of No 76 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, RG591 of the same unit in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

25-Apr

SWEET, RONALD IGNATIUS  (J/93610); age Unknown RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, RG553 MP-T of No 76 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, RG591 of the same unit in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

25-Apr

BURDALL, JAMES WILLIAM  (1591356); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, RG591 MP-A of No 76 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, RG553 of the same unit in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

25-Apr

GIBSON, GORDON  (1596086); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, RG591 MP-A of No 76 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, RG553 of the same unit in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

25-Apr

NICHOLSON, JOHN  (2209105); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, RG591 MP-A of No 76 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, RG553 of the same unit in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

25-Apr

SUTTON, ERIC THOMAS  (1183093); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, RG591 MP-A of No 76 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, RG553 of the same unit in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

LIVERMORE, CARL HERMAN  (J/95258); age 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, RG591 MP-A of No 76 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, RG553 of the same unit in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

OUTERSON, JOSEPH LAWRIE  (J/95259); age 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, RG591 MP-A of No 76 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, RG553 of the same unit in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

25-Apr

RAMSAY, JOHN  (J/41538); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, RG591 MP-A of No 76 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, RG553 of the same unit in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

25-Apr

LYNN, THOMAS  (187095); age 29 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IX, LR508 of No 109 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Brussels-Melsbroek as it attempted to land on its return from an attack on an airfield at Schleissheim.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

25-Apr

McGREAL, JOHN TREVOR  (415706); age 32 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IX, LR508 of No 109 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Brussels-Melsbroek as it attempted to land on its return from an attack on an airfield at Schleissheim.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

25-Apr

GILHAM, WILLIAM HENRY  (186754); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN294V of No 184 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Schwarzenbeck whilst attacking a train.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

25-Apr

GUERIN, DANIEL  (635988); age 37 RAF

Cpl

He had been serving with No 205 Sqn, 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

25-Apr

MANSELL, NEVILLE BRIGHTON  (160264); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PT624 of No 237 Sqn, which overturned after hitting a house during an attack on MT.  He is buried in Milan War Cemetery

25-Apr

BEARD, ROY JAMES GEORGE  (199014); age 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XII, HK162 of No 256 Sqn, which probably flew into the ground during a night sweep.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

25-Apr

MADDOCK, D  (1580347); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XII, HK162 of No 256 Sqn, which probably flew into the ground during a night sweep.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

25-Apr

WESTGARTH, DONALD DUDLEY  (413463); age 23 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Thunderbolt, KJ325 of No 261 Sqn, which crashed after colliding with Harvard KF109 of the same unit in the circuit at Myingyaw.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

25-Apr

BARITEAU, P FFAF (); age  FFAF

Sgc

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, NP921 L8-E of No 347 Sqn, which came down near the military barracks during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  

25-Apr

FERRERO, P FFAF (); age  FFAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, NP921 L8-E of No 347 Sqn, which came down near the military barracks during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  

25-Apr

HAUTECOEUUR, G FFAF (); age  FFAF

Cne

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, NP921 L8-E of No 347 Sqn, which came down near the military barracks during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  

25-Apr

JACQUOT, J FFAF (); age  FFAF

Cne

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, NP921 L8-E of No 347 Sqn, which came down near the military barracks during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  

25-Apr

LEDUC, G FFAF (); age  FFAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, NP921 L8-E of No 347 Sqn, which came down near the military barracks during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  

25-Apr

MENNETRE, M FFAF (); age  FFAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, NP921 L8-E of No 347 Sqn, which came down near the military barracks during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  

25-Apr

MERCIER, R FFAF (); age  FFAF

Sgc

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, NP921 L8-E of No 347 Sqn, which came down near the military barracks during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  

25-Apr

CLAESON, A R L (); age Recce

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, NH488 of No 349 Sqn, which was shot down near Wesermunde by ground fire during an armed recce.  

25-Apr

HUGHES, JAMES  (2206716); age 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP796 EQ-M of No 408 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, NP820 of No 426 Sqn in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

BOYD, ALLAN BERNARD  (J/46747); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP796 EQ-M of No 408 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, NP820 of No 426 Sqn in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

BRAMBLEBY, JAMES EDWIN  (J/95245); age 24 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP796 EQ-M of No 408 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, NP820 of No 426 Sqn in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

ELY, ARTHUR BLEVYN  (J/22783); age 22 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP796 EQ-M of No 408 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, NP820 of No 426 Sqn in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

HOVEY, VERNON EARL  (J/95257); age 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP796 EQ-M of No 408 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, NP820 of No 426 Sqn in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

RUTTER, ALBERT LEROY  (J/95260); age 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP796 EQ-M of No 408 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, NP820 of No 426 Sqn in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

STANLEY, JAMES KENT  (J/42259); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP796 EQ-M of No 408 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, NP820 of No 426 Sqn in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

EVANS, REGINALD GORDON  (1339158); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP820 OW-W of No 426 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, NP796 of No 408 Sqn in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

ROBERTS, RONALD  (1698482); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP820 OW-W of No 426 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, NP796 of No 408 Sqn in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

CURZON, DENNIS RUPERT HUMPHREY  (J/95236); age 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP820 OW-W of No 426 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, NP796 of No 408 Sqn in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

HICKS, EARL WILLIAM  (J/95285); age 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP820 OW-W of No 426 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, NP796 of No 408 Sqn in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

ROSS, JOHN DOUGLAS CARLISLE  (J/41679); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP820 OW-W of No 426 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, NP796 of No 408 Sqn in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

TESKEY, STANLEY JAMES  (J/95517); age Unknown RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP820 OW-W of No 426 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, NP796 of No 408 Sqn in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

TUPLIN, JAMES CHESTER  (J/95526); age 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, NP820 OW-W of No 426 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, NP796 of No 408 Sqn in the target area during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

SMITH, FREDERIC  (2222272); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB822 SE-W of No 431 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, KB831 of the same unit near Nordeney during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

AMOS, LLOYD HILBOURNE  (J/42093); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB822 SE-W of No 431 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, KB831 of the same unit near Nordeney during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

BAKER, DOUGLAS GEORGE  (J/39575); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB822 SE-W of No 431 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, KB831 of the same unit near Nordeney during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

25-Apr

CRUICKSHANK, JOHN DUNCAN  (J/43017); age 28 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB822 SE-W of No 431 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, KB831 of the same unit near Nordeney during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is buried in Kviberg Cemetery

25-Apr

HENRICHON, PAUL EDOUARD ADOLPHE  (R/135181); age 23 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB822 SE-W of No 431 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, KB831 of the same unit near Nordeney during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

HIATT, LEWIS ULLYSESS MALCOLM  (R/278686); age 19 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB822 SE-W of No 431 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, KB831 of the same unit near Nordeney during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

ROY, JOSEPH JULES PIERRE RAYMOND  (R/207469); age 25 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB822 SE-W of No 431 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, KB831 of the same unit near Nordeney during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

FAULKNER, DOUGLAS ALEXANDER  (1185167); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB831 SE-R of No 431 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, KB822 of the same unit near Nordeney during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

SIMS, JOHN NUGENT  (3025318); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB831 SE-R of No 431 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, KB822 of the same unit near Nordeney during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

25-Apr

EMMET, BARRY DESMOND  (J/27037); age 24 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB831 SE-R of No 431 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, KB822 of the same unit near Nordeney during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

HANNA, WILLIAM EDWARD  (J/40086); age 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB831 SE-R of No 431 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, KB822 of the same unit near Nordeney during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

MARK, CLARENCE ROBERT IRWIN  (R/190707); age 21 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB831 SE-R of No 431 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, KB822 of the same unit near Nordeney during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

MELLON, RALPH JACKSON  (R/205716); age 20 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB831 SE-R of No 431 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, KB822 of the same unit near Nordeney during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

STINGLE, ROBERT JOHN  (J/21558); age 21 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB831 SE-R of No 431 Sqn, which collided with Halifax, KB822 of the same unit near Nordeney during a raid against gun positions on the island of Wangerooge.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

25-Apr

DILWORTH, ARTHUR JOSEPH  (J/24427); age 22 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XVI, TA739 of No 443 Sqn, which was shot down near Neustadt airfield during an armed recce.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Apr

EVANS, JOHN DAVID  (146716); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 487 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

25-Apr

JENKINS, IVOR CHARLES  (165091); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 487 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

25-Apr

NORMAN, EDWARD WILLIAM  (2221343); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM756 PG-F of No 619 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against Hitler's 'Eagle's Nest' at Berchtesgaden.  He is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery

25-Apr

DE MARCO, WILFRED TARQUINAS  (J/29166); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM756 PG-F of No 619 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against Hitler's 'Eagle's Nest' at Berchtesgaden.  He is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery

25-Apr

JOHNSTON, NORMAN HUBERT  (J/95522); age 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM756 PG-F of No 619 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against Hitler's 'Eagle's Nest' at Berchtesgaden.  He is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery

25-Apr

WALKER, GORDON VICTOR  (R/212817); age 25 RCAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM756 PG-F of No 619 Sqn, which was lost on a raid against Hitler's 'Eagle's Nest' at Berchtesgaden.  He is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery

25-Apr

CHAPPLE, PAXTON  (422368); age 22 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, ML239 of No 1435 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing shortly after take-off as the result of an engine failure.  He is buried in Ancona War Cemetery

25-Apr

BUCK, HERBERT ROY  (1152584); age 24 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 138 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Tehran War Cemetery

25-Apr

KENNERLEY, KENNETH  (941986); age Unknown RAFVR

Cpl

He had been serving with No 153 MU 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

25-Apr

BOOTH, ALBERT EDWARD  (1165702); age 36 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 153 MU when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working in the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

25-Apr

DOVEY, EDWARD WILLIAM JOHN  (1626002); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

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

25-Apr

CASTLE, STANLEY DAVID  (1853455); age 26 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW420 of No 75 OTU, which crashed at Shallufa after control was lost during a low level practice attack.  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery

25-Apr

FUSE, GWYN  (1816066); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW420 of No 75 OTU, which crashed at Shallufa after control was lost during a low level practice attack.  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery

25-Apr

LEIGHTON, THOMAS LINDSAY  (1567293); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW420 of No 75 OTU, which crashed at Shallufa after control was lost during a low level practice attack.  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery

25-Apr

ROWE, DAVID RICHARD  (3030811); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Baltimore V, FW420 of No 75 OTU, which crashed at Shallufa after control was lost during a low level practice attack.  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery

25-Apr

DREW, RICHARD ERNEST  (1282873); age 23 RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving at RAF Seletar 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

25-Apr

BROWN, WILLIAM  (1116351); age 30 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 Llanelly.  He is buried in Wallasey (Rake Lane) Cemetery

25-Apr

TAYLOR, RONALD  (1619310); age 23 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 Maidstone.  He is buried in Bromley (Plaistow) Cemetery

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