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Casualties - 26 - 30 April 1945


26-Apr

MILLICHAMP, DENIS HAROLD  (1817207); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD339 VN-J of No 50 Sqn, which crashed near Hardingstone in Northamptonshire after hitting trees whilst flying at low level whilst taking part in Operation Exodus.  He is buried in Arnold Cemetery

26-Apr

CARRODUS, RALPH FRANKLIN  (425688); age 23 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD339 VN-J of No 50 Sqn, which crashed near Hardingstone in Northamptonshire after hitting trees whilst flying at low level whilst taking part in Operation Exodus.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

26-Apr

EVANS, CEDRIC JOHN  (425740); age 22 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD339 VN-J of No 50 Sqn, which crashed near Hardingstone in Northamptonshire after hitting trees whilst flying at low level whilst taking part in Operation Exodus.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

26-Apr

LOVERIDGE, IAN JAMES  (425580); age 24 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD339 VN-J of No 50 Sqn, which crashed near Hardingstone in Northamptonshire after hitting trees whilst flying at low level whilst taking part in Operation Exodus.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

26-Apr

THWAITE, THOMAS RICHARD  (4215760); age 20 RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PD339 VN-J of No 50 Sqn, which crashed near Hardingstone in Northamptonshire after hitting trees whilst flying at low level whilst taking part in Operation Exodus.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

26-Apr

BAGNALL, ALFRED MAURICE  (1818994); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP330 of No 58 Sqn, which was lost during and anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak/Kattegat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

STUBBS, SAMUEL  (1196643); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP330 of No 58 Sqn, which was lost during and anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak/Kattegat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

BURKITT, JOHN ALAN  (J/6712); age 26 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP330 of No 58 Sqn, which was lost during and anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak/Kattegat.  He is buried in Mandal Churchyard

26-Apr

HENDERSON, KENNETH GEORGE WILLIAM  (R/278314); age 19 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP330 of No 58 Sqn, which was lost during and anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak/Kattegat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

HOLDEN, ERNEST LESLIE  (J/7447); age 22 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP330 of No 58 Sqn, which was lost during and anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak/Kattegat.  He is buried in Mandal Churchyard

26-Apr

JUBY, ALLAN FRANCIS  (R/260295); age 19 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP330 of No 58 Sqn, which was lost during and anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak/Kattegat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

LARKIN, JAMES MEYRICK  (J/43690); age 30 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP330 of No 58 Sqn, which was lost during and anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak/Kattegat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

LIDDELL, JOHN RAYMOND  (J/43745); age 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP330 of No 58 Sqn, which was lost during and anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak/Kattegat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

ROBSON, THOMAS CLAUDE  (J/25327); age 26 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP330 of No 58 Sqn, which was lost during and anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak/Kattegat.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

GRANT, GORDON NATHANIEL  (1821287); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC539 of No 69 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce sortie in the Pinneburg-Itzehoe area.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

26-Apr

KELSEY, REGINALD KENNETH  (1333577); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC539 of No 69 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce sortie in the Pinneburg-Itzehoe area.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

26-Apr

PRIEST, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (502058); age 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC539 of No 69 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce sortie in the Pinneburg-Itzehoe area.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

26-Apr

VINES, JACK HAROLD  (181034); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC539 of No 69 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce sortie in the Pinneburg-Itzehoe area.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

26-Apr

WANSBROUGH, PETER TARLINGTON  (163140); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC539 of No 69 Sqn, which failed to return from a recce sortie in the Pinneburg-Itzehoe area.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

He was the son of A/Cdre R C Wansbrough

26-Apr

FENWICK, GEORGE WALTER JOHN  (421035); age 31 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH338 of No 86 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

GODDARD, OSWALD ERNEST  (421201); age 22 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH338 of No 86 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

GOODWIN, RONALD BEDE  (421203); age 21 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH338 of No 86 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

TYAS, HAROLD COMPLIN  (414438); age 29 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH338 of No 86 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

BRADFIELD, GEORGE RAYMOND  (190455); age 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH338 of No 86 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

GUDGE, ARTHUR JOHN  (152575); age 28 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH338 of No 86 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

HARRIS, WILLIAM ROY  (1661128); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH338 of No 86 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

LEWIS, GEORGE EDWARD  (1850687); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH338 of No 86 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

THOMPSON, JAMES  (1673638); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH338 of No 86 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

YORKE, HARRY GLYNNE  (1389927); age 32 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH338 of No 86 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

RUPERT, KENNETH MANSON  (R/265606); age 20 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH338 of No 86 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

CHADWICK, ERIC  (157671); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter X, NV182 or RD433 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Eedefjord.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

EYTON-MORGAN, JOHN ROGER  (162004); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter X, NV182 or RD433 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Eedefjord.  He is buried in Feda Churchyard

26-Apr

FORRESTER, DENIS ARTHUR  (152684); age 26 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter X, NV182 or RD433 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Eedefjord.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

KNOX, JAMES THOMSON  (1551195); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter X, NV182 or RD433 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Eedefjord.  He is buried in Feda Churchyard

26-Apr

SHIRT, THOMAS HENRY  (1695129); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 240 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras (St Mary's) Cemetery, Chennai

26-Apr

HEDLEY, LLOYD PETER  (J/42461); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XIV, RM821 of No 430 Sqn, which he abandoned near Verdun following an engine failure but his parachute caught on the tail.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

26-Apr

BRYDON, EDWARD DALE  (J/44042); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, RB429 'X' of No 438 Sqn, which crashed near Gnissau after hitting trees during a low level attack on enemy MT.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

26-Apr

EDWARDS, WILLIAM JOHN  (433097); age 25 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD429 'N' of No 455 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking shipping in Fede fjord.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

HAMILTON, KEITH LAMBERT  (434459); age 20 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD429 'N' of No 455 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking shipping in Fede fjord.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

MORRISON, JOHN KENDALL  (4216106); age 22 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD333 'B1' of No 489 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a dawn 'Rover' patrol off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

WILKINSON, FREDERICK RAYMOND  (429386); age 24 RNZAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD333 'B1' of No 489 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a dawn 'Rover' patrol off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Apr

MOMBRUN, GEOFF ADRIAN  (152348); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He died from injuries sustained 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

26-Apr

MILLER, REGINALD ALFRED DFC (123201); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RS579 of the NFDW, which was lost on this date.  He is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery

26-Apr

HOSKINS, GEORGE WILFRED CHARLES  (1423940); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 125 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Celle War Cemetery

26-Apr

HADLEY, SAMUEL THOMAS  (1504764); age 41 RAFVR

LAC

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

26-Apr

ROBERTS, DOUGLAS MARTYN KENMURE  (135070); age 32 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr (The Rev)

He was serving with No 24 Wing, MAAF and was killed in a motoring accident.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery.

26-Apr

LUPINKA, Ryszard Jan (P.793731); age 29 PAF

Cpl

He was serving with No 411 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

26-Apr

MILEWSKI, Wojcieck (P.781895); age 31 PAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 411 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

26-Apr

GRIST, KILBURN HOWARD  (J/11839); age 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXVI, KA153 of No 45 Grp, which crashed on the approach to Reykjavik.  Clarke also killed.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery

26-Apr

CLARKE, FERNLEY WILLIAM  (157411); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXVI, KA153 of No 45 Grp, which crashed on the approach to Reykjavik.  Clarke also killed.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery

26-Apr

LUMMIS, PERCY RUSSELL  (1173044); age 32 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 58 MT Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Argenta Gap War Cemetery

26-Apr

PETTYFER, JOHN ALFRED  (1258057); age 29 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 58 MTC at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Argenta Gap War Cemetery

26-Apr

MATIKKA, GEORGE EDWIN  (R/263505); age 20 RCAF

LAC

He was serving with R Depot when he died in the Canadian Hospital at Marston Green in Birmingham from natural causes.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

26-Apr

McKEAND, KEITH  (1525350); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

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

27-Apr

BRYAN, EUGENE ALBERT  (1397438); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 62 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

27-Apr

SONE, WILLIAM  (612169); age 28 RAF

LAC

He had been serving with No 100 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity, whilst being held in a camp at Yawata in Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery

27-Apr

MILLER, ALISTER DONALD  (418145); age 22 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XIV, NH691 of No 130 Sqn, which was shot down by return fire from a Ju 88 near Wismar during an armed recce.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

27-Apr

HURRELL, ERIC  (416858); age 25 RAAF

Fg Off

He was serving with No 181 when he died from injuries sustained when his jeep overturned near Langenshagen, Hanover.  He is buried in Nederweert War Cemetery

27-Apr

CHAPMAN, BENJAMIN  (144025); age 31 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland V, RN283 of No 228 Sqn, which crashed into the sea during an attack on a submerged U-boat, possibly caused by the premature explosion of one of the depth charges.  He is buried in Leeds (Cottingley Hall) Cemetery

27-Apr

CHARLES, HILTON DAVID  (1810279); age 26 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland V, RN283 of No 228 Sqn, which crashed into the sea during an attack on a submerged U-boat, possibly caused by the premature explosion of one of the depth charges.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Apr

KINGDON, THOMAS GEORGE  (171736); age 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland V, RN283 of No 228 Sqn, which crashed into the sea during an attack on a submerged U-boat, possibly caused by the premature explosion of one of the depth charges.  He is buried in Caerphilly (Taffs Well) Cemetery

27-Apr

REILLY, JOHN  (1566559); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland V, RN283 of No 228 Sqn, which crashed into the sea during an attack on a submerged U-boat, possibly caused by the premature explosion of one of the depth charges.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Apr

SUTCLIFFE, FRANK  (1728950); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland V, RN283 of No 228 Sqn, which crashed into the sea during an attack on a submerged U-boat, possibly caused by the premature explosion of one of the depth charges.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Apr

RAYNEL, RONALD STANLEY GILBERT  (417233); age 24 RNZAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland V, RN283 of No 228 Sqn, which crashed into the sea during an attack on a submerged U-boat, possibly caused by the premature explosion of one of the depth charges.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-Apr

THOMAS, RAYMOND JOHN  (1582072); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 256 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Forli War Cemetery

27-Apr

WOOD, JOHN  (139514); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MK830 of No 349 Sqn, which was shot down in flames by flak near Lehmden during an armed recce.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

27-Apr

JENKINSON, STANLEY  (1512553); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LX486 of the 21 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground at night during a navigation exercise over Staffordshire.  He is buried in Bradford (Bowling) Cemetery

27-Apr

BROWN, CHARLES FREDERICK  (181263); age 21 RAF

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LX486 of the 21 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground at night during a navigation exercise over Staffordshire.  He is buried in Tickenham (SS. Quiricus and Julitta) Churchyard

27-Apr

KNIGHT, ALBERT ROY  (55447); age 21 RAF

Plt Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LX486 of the 21 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground at night during a navigation exercise over Staffordshire.  He is buried in Melcombe Regis Cemetery

27-Apr

NOBLE, ARTHUR  (1106573); age 28 RAFVR

LAC

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD789 of the 51 OTU, which spun into the ground near Cranfield after losing its tail.  He is buried in Stockton-on-Tees (Oxbridge Lane).

27-Apr

SHORT, WILLIAM RONALD  (149601); age 29 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD789 of the 51 OTU, which spun into the ground near Cranfield after losing its tail.  He is buried in Bideford Church Cemetery.

27-Apr

REEL, PATRICK ALOYSIUS  (1057362); age 26 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving at AHQ Burma at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata

27-Apr

DIXON, GORDON HENRY  (533999); age 31 RAF

WO

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM607 of the RAE, which dived into the ground near Tackley in Oxfordshire following a double engine failure.  He is buried in Didcot Cemetery

27-Apr

MAGGS, IRENE  (2059036); age 27 WAAF

LACW

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in East Retford.  She is buried in Ordsall (All Hallows) Churchyard

27-Apr

WEARY, ERNEST LEONARD  (147542); age 24 RAF

Fg Off

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

27-Apr

KNIGHT, GEORGE (JIM)  (79780); age 51 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM607 of the RAE, which dived into the ground near Tackley in Oxfordshire following a double engine failure.  He is buried in Blackpool Cemetery

27-Apr

KEELING, JOHN HENRY  (1643834); age 35 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 Welton.  He is buried in King's Norton (St Nicholas) Churchyard

27-Apr

CARLISLE, HILDA  (892962); age 28 WAAF

Cpl

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Wycombe.  She is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard

28-Apr

GRIFFIN, JOHN  (926635); age 28 RAFVR

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 Reading (Henley Road) Cemetery

28-Apr

ALLEN, WILFRED LOUIS  (1397716); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR387 of No 110 Sqn, which failed to return from operations.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

28-Apr

HAWKINS, ST. JOHN  (143892); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR387 of No 110 Sqn, which failed to return from operations.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

28-Apr

HARMSWORTH, ARTHUR ERNEST  (928224); age 29 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 159 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

28-Apr

CAMBERG, DAVID  (990101); age 25 RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving with No 211 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Sandakan in Borneo.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

28-Apr

FIFE-MILLER, JAMES RONALD  (1448750); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG406 of No 271 Sqn, which came down in the sea off South Foreland after control was lost whilst flying in cloud during a freighting sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Apr

SOUTHEY, ROBERT CLIFFORD JOHN  (133609); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG406 of No 271 Sqn, which came down in the sea off South Foreland after control was lost whilst flying in cloud during a freighting sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Apr

IVES, JOHN LEARNED  (J/92827); age 24 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG406 of No 271 Sqn, which came down in the sea off South Foreland after control was lost whilst flying in cloud during a freighting sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Apr

REYNOLDS, ROSS EARL  (R/212766); age 21 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG406 of No 271 Sqn, which came down in the sea off South Foreland after control was lost whilst flying in cloud during a freighting sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Apr

WALSH, MARGARET MARY  (2006225); age 33 WAAF

LACW

She was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG406 of No 271 Sqn, which came down in the sea off South Foreland after control was lost whilst flying in cloud during a freighting sortie.  She is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-Apr

TERPENING, ROBERT PATRICK DFC (424312); age 24 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB983 6O-A of No 582 Sqn, which crashed near Deenethorpe after power was lost on both port engines due to icing having flown into  a snow cloud during a training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

28-Apr

WATSON, JOHN GRYLLS DFM (424485); age 20 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PB983 6O-A of No 582 Sqn, which crashed near Deenethorpe after power was lost on both port engines due to icing having flown into  a snow cloud during a training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

28-Apr

SHOTTON, ARTHUR JOHN  (1526873); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2726 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Celle War Cemetery

28-Apr

MAYES, CECIL RAYMOND  (1523870); age 35 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 5025 (Airfield Construction) Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Sheffield.  He is buried in Leicester (Saffron Hill) Cemetery

28-Apr

WIPER, THOMAS  (956138); age 27 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

28-Apr

FOWLER, ROBERT BENSON  (1684482); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 1330 CU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

28-Apr

NICHOLLS, ARTHUR JAMES REGINALD  (1651640); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 14 Pro Det at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

28-Apr

JONES, HENRY WILLIAM  (1604702); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM719 'M' of No 1653 HCU, which crashed near Reading during a navigational training flight.  He is buried in Romford Cemetery

28-Apr

CLINE, VERLE EDMOND  (R/279050); age 21 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM719 'M' of No 1653 HCU, which crashed near Reading during a navigational training flight.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

28-Apr

GUY, NORMAN WILLIAM  (J/24946); age 24 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM719 'M' of No 1653 HCU, which crashed near Reading during a navigational training flight.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

28-Apr

TRAVIS, JOHN DONALD  (J/46264); age 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM719 'M' of No 1653 HCU, which crashed near Reading during a navigational training flight.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

28-Apr

WILLIAMS, JAMES ROY  (R/284723); age 20 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM719 'M' of No 1653 HCU, which crashed near Reading during a navigational training flight.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

28-Apr

WILSON, DONALD ROGER  (R/201968); age 20 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM719 'M' of No 1653 HCU, which crashed near Reading during a navigational training flight.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

28-Apr

OUROM, RICHARD KNUT  (J/43415); age 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM719 'M' of No 1653 OTU, which crashed near Reading during a navigational training flight.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

28-Apr

MARTIN, GEORGE A.  (1006035); age 27 RAFVR

Sgt

He was flying in Lancaster III, PB213 of No 1661 HCU and died from injuries sustained  when the aircraft flew into the ground near Oxton in Nottinghamshire during a night navigation exercise on 14/15 Apr 1945.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

28-Apr

POST, MARCEL JEAN BAPTIST  (1424857); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mitchell III, HD394 of No 2 GSU, which dived into the ground near Littlemore Farm in Norfolk after stalling in cloud.  He is commemorated in the Maidenhead Register

28-Apr

STASSIN, ARMAND ERNEST GHISLAN  (1814897); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mitchell III, HD394 of No 2 GSU, which dived into the ground near Littlemore Farm in Norfolk after stalling in cloud.  He is commemorated in the Maidenhead Register

28-Apr

VAN MASSENHOVE, YVAN  (159221); age 33 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mitchell III, HD394 of No 2 GSU, which dived into the ground near Littlemore Farm in Norfolk after stalling in cloud.  He is commemorated in the Maidenhead Register

28-Apr

VERCAMER, MAURICE ALBERT  (1899874); age 26 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mitchell III, HD394 of No 2 GSU, which dived into the ground near Littlemore Farm in Norfolk after stalling in cloud.  He is commemorated in the Maidenhead Register

28-Apr

DAVIES, LESLIE WILLIAM LAURENCE  (154693); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FV987 of No 313 FTU, which side-slipping in the ground whilst in the circuit at North Bay in Ontario.  He is buried in North Bay (Terrace Lawn) Cemetery

28-Apr

GRIBBIN, WILLIAM  (1567976); age 19 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell II, FV987 of No 313 FTU, which side-slipping in the ground whilst in the circuit at North Bay in Ontario.  He is buried in North BAY (St Mary's) Cemetery

28-Apr

McBRIDE, BRUCE DOUGLAS  (J/18446); age 29 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XII, HK129 of No 51 OTU, which crashed at Cranfield after control was lost in a rain squall. 1 other killed.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

28-Apr

SIMPSON, FREDERICK JOHN  (R/206335); age 21 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XII, HK129 of No 51 OTU, which crashed at Cranfield after control was lost in a rain squall. 1 other killed.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

28-Apr

EAST, EDWIN GEORGE  (636273); age Unknown RAF

Cpl

He was serving with No 58 MT Coy at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Argenta Gap War Cemetery

28-Apr

FIJALKOWSKI, Jerzy Antoni (P.2402); age 27 PAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, FX977  of No 61 OTU, which Killed whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Donnington (St Cuthbert) Churchyard

28-Apr

TURNER, PETER GLEDDEN  (195574); age Unknown RAF

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Thunderbolt I, HD138 or Thunderbolt II, KJ342 of No 73 OTU, which collided with each other near Fayid.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery

28-Apr

CARSWELL, JOHN JACKSON  (1568844); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Thunderbolt I, HD138 or Thunderbolt II, KJ342 of No 73 OTU, which collided with each other near Fayid.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery

28-Apr

WILLIAMS, STANLEY  (613679); age 32 RAF

LAC

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

28-Apr

JOHNSON, VERA  (890975); age 28 WAAF

Cpl

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Bury.  She is buried in Bury Cemetery, Redvales

28-Apr

BRUCE, ANDREW  (1367496); age 49 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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Bury St Edmunds Cemetery

29-Apr

BENNETT, JOSEPH ERIC  (133612); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF30, NT438 of No 29 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Dunkirk during a test flight.  He is buried in St Pol-sur Mer Communal Cemetery

29-Apr

OXBORROW, CYRIL WALTER  (136919); age 31 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF30, NT438 of No 29 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Dunkirk during a test flight.  He is buried in St Pol-sur Mer Communal Cemetery

29-Apr

ROWE, LESLIE GORDON  (1198670); age 32 RAFVR

WO

He was captured after making a forced landing near Abbeville on 30 Apr 1943 whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL619 of No 222 Sqn and died in the German Red Cross Hospital at Ratzeburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

29-Apr

RAMSBOTHAM, EDMUND  (1523017); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MH980 of No 249 Sqn, which was lost on this date.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

29-Apr

KLINGNER, ALBERT CHARLES FREDERICK  (425945); age 26 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, KH573 of No 260 Sqn, which dived into the sea after aborting its mission due to a fuel leak.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

29-Apr

WATTS, LESLIE WILLIAM  (117728); age 28 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor III, EE252 'G' of No 616 Sqn, which collided with EE273 of the same unit whilst flying in cloud and crashed near Luneburg.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

29-Apr

CARTMEL, BRIAN  (1512014); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor III, EE273 'K' of No 616 Sqn, which collided with EE252 of the same unit whilst flying in cloud and crashed near Luneburg.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

29-Apr

PYRKE, FRANK THOMAS  (1355280); age 35 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2821 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Spilsby.  He is buried in Chatham (Palmerston Road) Cemetery

29-Apr

MORGAN, JOHN SAMUEL  (1419515); age 21 RAFVR

Cpl

He was possibly serving with No 2821 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Spilsby (19).  He is buried in Rhymney Cemetery

29-Apr

SMITH, GEOFFREY GEORGE MINCHIN  (426848); age 23 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP410 of No 105 OTU, which crashed at Moccas Park in Herefordshire whilst undertaking a cross-country training exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

29-Apr

BAYS, HENRY JAMES  (1320959); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP410 of No 105 OTU, which crashed at Moccas Park in Herefordshire whilst undertaking a cross-country training exercise.  He is buried in Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery

29-Apr

CROWTHER, HAROLD KENNETH  (124472); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP410 of No 105 OTU, which crashed at Moccas Park in Herefordshire whilst undertaking a cross-country training exercise.  He is buried in Cleckheaton New Cemetery

29-Apr

FORSTER, WILLIAM  (986370); age 28 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP410 of No 105 OTU, which crashed at Moccas Park in Herefordshire whilst undertaking a cross-country training exercise.  He is buried in New Shildon (All Saints) Churchyard

29-Apr

SKELTON, ERIC WILLIAM  (1219664); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP410 of No 105 OTU, which crashed at Moccas Park in Herefordshire whilst undertaking a cross-country training exercise.  He is buried in Nuneaton (Oaston Road) Cemetery

29-Apr

WHITCOMBE, GWILYM JAMES  (1229466); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP410 of No 105 OTU, which crashed at Moccas Park in Herefordshire whilst undertaking a cross-country training exercise.  He is buried in Culmstock Cemetery

29-Apr

McKENZIE, MALCOLM  (992758); age 31 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 111 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

29-Apr

FOLEY, PATRICK JOSEPH  (1902334); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He was serving with No 12 AMCU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

29-Apr

BULL, DONALD HARRY  (150371); age 32 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LX560 of No 2 FIS, which broke up in the air near Stracathro.  He is buried in Kingston-upon-Thames Cemetery

29-Apr

WALSH, THOMAS PATRICK  (664); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LX560 of No 2 FIS, which broke up in the air near Stracathro.  He is buried in Wisborough Green (St Peter ad Vincula) Churchyard

29-Apr

MONTGOMERY, HOWARD BRYANT  (430505); age 30 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, DF332 of No 3 (P) AFU, which flew into high ground whilst descending in bad weather during a training flight between South Cerney and Honeybourne.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

29-Apr

GOULD, THOMAS  (197330); age 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, DF332 of No 3 (P) AFU, which flew into high ground whilst descending in bad weather during a training flight between South Cerney and Honeybourne.  He is buried in Sunderland (Bishopwearmouth) Cemetery

29-Apr

AUBREY, GORDON ALEXANDER  (J/35746); age 31 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, DF332 of No 3 (P) AFU, which flew into high ground whilst descending in bad weather during a training flight between South Cerney and Honeybourne.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

29-Apr

HOWE, WILLIAM HENRY HERBERT  (1902171); age 50 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 Ilkeston.  He is buried in Mullaghdun Church of Ireland Churchyard

29-Apr

ELLERY, JOSEPH BRIDLE  (78622); age Unknown RAF

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Penknap (Providence) Baptist Chapelyard

29-Apr

BOWMAN, FLORENCE MARY  (2057431); age 21 WAAF

ACW1

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.  She is buried in Spalding Cemetery

29-Apr

WHITE, ARTHUR DOUGLAS  (1484257); age 23 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 Weston super Mare.  He is buried in Bradpole (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

30-Apr

WORBEY, STANLEY THOMAS  (174081); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, EJ599 'W' of No 3 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie to attack the airfield at Schwerin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-Apr

WORLEY, DOUGLAS ROY  (190331); age 25 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, NV936 of No 3 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie to attack the airfield at Schwerin.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

30-Apr

HOLMES, EDWARD LLOYD  (1239974); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, LE446 of No 11 Sqn, which spun into the ground after being hit by AA fire near Magwe.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

30-Apr

GRIFFITH, COLIN HENRY  (1579261); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter X, RD276 of No 22 Sqn, which failed to return from a sweep.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Apr

YOUNG, GORDON  (1512073); age 26 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufighter X, RD276 of No 22 Sqn, which failed to return from a sweep.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Apr

TAYLOR, OWEN PATRICK FEWSTER DFC (421792); age 25 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was captured whilst flying in Lancaster III, PB521 of No 97 Sqn, on 21 Mar 1945 following a raid on Hamburg, but died from spinal injuries sustained at the time.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

30-Apr

HARRIS, CHARLES WILLIAM  (1127239); age 22 RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving with No 211 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Sandakan.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

30-Apr

WARRENDER, JOHN COWAN  (624160); age 24 RAF

Cpl

He had been serving with No 211 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

30-Apr

HINDLE, WILLIAM LASCELLES  (162847); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, LV730 of No 253 Sqn, which came down in the Adriatic following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

30-Apr

AYERS, JOHN  (1396826); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He died from injuries sustained on 26 Apr 1945 whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK567 of No 295 Sqn, which crash landed at St Almstock in Denmark after being damaged in two engines by fire from an airfield as it returned from a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Fredericia Northern Churchyard

30-Apr

FONTAINE, RAYMOND ERNEST  (R/253106); age 26 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 356 when he died from natural causes.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

30-Apr

WARD, WALTER GRAHAM  (1567245); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB879 NA-Y of No 428 Sqn, which broke up in the air and dived into ground at Hixon in Staffordshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Selkirk (Shawfield) Cemetery

30-Apr

BERRYMAN, STUART  (R/186388); age 23 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB879 NA-Y of No 428 Sqn, which broke up in the air and dived into ground at Hixon in Staffordshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

30-Apr

CAMPBELL, WILLIAM GAVIN  (J/21450); age 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB879 NA-Y of No 428 Sqn, which broke up in the air and dived into ground at Hixon in Staffordshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

30-Apr

KAY, JOHN HENRY  (R/142448); age 26 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB879 NA-Y of No 428 Sqn, which broke up in the air and dived into ground at Hixon in Staffordshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

30-Apr

LAWLEY, THOMAS DANIEL  (R/214612); age 20 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB879 NA-Y of No 428 Sqn, which broke up in the air and dived into ground at Hixon in Staffordshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

30-Apr

TWEEDY, JOHN LESTER  (R/286646); age 19 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB879 NA-Y of No 428 Sqn, which broke up in the air and dived into ground at Hixon in Staffordshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

30-Apr

WRIGHT, EDWARD JAMES  (R/287664); age 16 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB879 NA-Y of No 428 Sqn, which broke up in the air and dived into ground at Hixon in Staffordshire during a training flight.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

30-Apr

HALLAS, ARNOLD GEORGE RAYMOND  (162489); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, NH231 of No 601 Sqn, which was shot down by flak, crashing near Rovigo.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

30-Apr

MUTTON, DAVID IDRIS  (1586678); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito PR IX, LR442 of No 614 Sqn, which spun into the ground on the approach to Capodichino airfield on one engine when the second one failed.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

30-Apr

ROBINSON, BRIAN CHARLES  (427562); age 22 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito PR IX, LR442 of No 614 Sqn, which spun into the ground on the approach to Capodichino airfield on one engine when the second one failed.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

30-Apr

PRICE, FRED THOMAS  (1509811); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was captured whilst flying in Lancaster III, JA862 of No 625 Sqn, which was lost on 19 Feb 1944 following a raid on Leipzig, he died from wounds sustained on 19 Apr 1945 when his POW column was attacked by RAF Typhoons.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

30-Apr

WATSON, RONALD JAMES  (175267); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, MM333 of No 680 Sqn, which crash landed at Lydda after being hit by ground fire over Rhodes.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

30-Apr

SMITH, HAROLD FREDERICK HUGH  (1029412); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the Far East (unit unknown) when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

30-Apr

BLOOR, REGINALD ALBERT  (1582172); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV857 of No 1675 HCU, which flew into the sea off Gaza during an air-to-ground firing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

30-Apr

BUCKTON, JOHN  (1530083); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was pkilled whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV857 of No 1675 HCU, which flew into the sea off Gaza during an air-to-ground firing exercise.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

30-Apr

FIRTH, PHILLIP  (1699572); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV857 of No 1675 HCU, which flew into the sea off Gaza during an air-to-ground firing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

30-Apr

HADDEN, FRANCIS ERNEST  (1596249); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV857 of No 1675 HCU, which flew into the sea off Gaza during an air-to-ground firing exercise.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

30-Apr

HANCOCK, ERNEST WILLIAM  (185556); age 37 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV857 of No 1675 HCU, which flew into the sea off Gaza during an air-to-ground firing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

30-Apr

NEWTON, JOSEPH SEDGWICK  (1677025); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV857 of No 1675 HCU, which flew into the sea off Gaza during an air-to-ground firing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

30-Apr

DALTON, BERTIE VICTOR  (1467817); age 42 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 320 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

30-Apr

McCABE, WILLIAM DFM (55651); age 25 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVII, HK245 of No 51 OTU, which spun into the ground near High Wycombe.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

30-Apr

GREENWOOD, JACK LUNN  (186857); age 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVII, HK245 of No 51 OTU, which spun into the ground near High Wycombe.  He is buried in Leeds (Armley) Cemetery

30-Apr

HEIMSATH, JAMES FREDERICK  (592028); age 21 RAF

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Spitfire VC, JL306 or Thunderbolt II, KJ183 of No 73 OTU, which collided with each other on take off from Fayid.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery

30-Apr

HENSHAW, WILLIAM HERBERT  (654624); age 25 RAF

LAC

He was serving at Durban at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery

30-Apr

MILTON, HERBERT EDWARD  (1151812); age 29 RAFVR

Cpl

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

30-Apr

DAVIES, LAWRENCE  (633049); age 26 RAF

LAC

He had been serving at RAF Kuala Lumper 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

30-Apr

ROTHWELL, JOHN  (1067308); age Unknown RAFVR

Cpl

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

30-Apr

ADAMS, RONALD PERCY  (1809689); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

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

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