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Casualties - 9 - 17 May 1945


09-May

McMILLAN, LAWRENCE  (J/10231); age 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He died from injuries sustained on 3 May 1945 whilst flying in Spitfire XI, PM142 of No 400 Sqn, which was shot down by fire from German ships whilst covering their withdrawal in Danish waters.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

09-May

SLACK, KENNETH EARL CLIFFORD  (R/123313); age 22 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was captured on 21 Nov 1944 whilst flying in Halifax III, MZ284 of No 433 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Castrop-Rauxel.  He was drowned attempting to rescue a German guard from the River Elbe near Scoenbeck.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

09-May

BEATON, DONALD  (179980); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, RF230 JI-B of No 514 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Roye-Amy whilst attempting a forced landing whilst transporting released POWs back to the UK.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

09-May

BRITTAIN, JOHN GOODWORTH  (1892880); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, RF230 JI-B of No 514 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Roye-Amy whilst attempting a forced landing whilst transporting released POWs back to the UK.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

09-May

McMURRUGH, ALFRED  (939832); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, RF230 JI-B of No 514 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Roye-Amy whilst attempting a forced landing whilst transporting released POWs back to the UK.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

09-May

EVERS, ORVAL CLARE  (J/95536); age 19 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, RF230 JI-B of No 514 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Roye-Amy whilst attempting a forced landing whilst transporting released POWs back to the UK.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

09-May

HILCHEY, RAY BERTRAM  (J/40778); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, RF230 JI-B of No 514 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Roye-Amy whilst attempting a forced landing whilst transporting released POWs back to the UK.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

09-May

TOMS, ROBERT MACPHERSON  (J/95531); age 20 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, RF230 JI-B of No 514 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Roye-Amy whilst attempting a forced landing whilst transporting released POWs back to the UK.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

09-May

ROBINSON, DONALD THOMAS  (51575); age 38 RAF

Fg Off

He was serving with No 135 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery

09-May

TURNER, ROY ALFRED  (1286873); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 135 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery

09-May

WRIGLEY, STANLEY PATRICK  (111179); age 30 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 135 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery

09-May

DAY, ALFRED CHARLES  (901837); age 27 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 4 AACU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery

09-May

GRANGER, FREDERICK HAROLD  (R/172800); age 26 RCAF

Cpl

He was serving an accountant with AHQ India where he died on active service.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

09-May

HALE, LEONARD ARTHUR GEORGE  (610158); age 25 RAF

Sgt

He was serving aboard HMS Seruwa at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

09-May

GRIFFITHS, JOHN FRANCIS DFC (); age Unknown RAF

Gp Capt

He was serving with HQ Bomber Command and was killed in a road traffic accident.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery.

09-May

PINDAR, CYRIL HERBERT ARCHENOUL  (627620); age 28 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving with IAF Central Accounts Office at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

09-May

HYWOOD, RAYMOND HERBERT  (1420291); age 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with MCU, Alexandria at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery

09-May

SONES, WALTER GEORGE  (959261); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

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

09-May

DRAPER, GEORGE EDWARD  (1468466); 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 Bishop Stortford.  He is buried in Mansfield Woodhouse Cemetery

09-May

GRAY, KENNETH  (131840); age 31 RAFVR

Fg Off

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

09-May

BYFIELD, FERDINAND DAVID  (713273); age 21 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 Weston super Mare.  He is buried in Weston-super-Mare Cemetery

10-May

ELLIS, EDWARD JAMES  (1801105); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IV, LD487 of No 42 Sqn, which crashed after control was lost in a diving turn whilst attempting to avoid a collision with his formation leader.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

10-May

PULHAM, JOSEPH WILLIAM CHARLES  (1319801); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 83 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Sleaford.  He is buried in Eastbrookend (Dagenham) Cemetery

10-May

ALDERSON, RONALD  (621931); age 26 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK297 of No 190 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a flight to Oslo but the wreckage was found on 21 June having flown into high ground 10 miles north of the city.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery

10-May

DAVIES, ARTHUR GWYNNE  (1655744); age 38 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK297 of No 190 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a flight to Oslo but the wreckage was found on 21 June having flown into high ground 10 miles north of the city.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery

10-May

SCARLETT-STREATFIELD, JAMES ROWLAND  (26093); age 36 RAFVR

AVM

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK297 of No 190 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a flight to Oslo but the wreckage was found on 21 June having flown into high ground 10 miles north of the city.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery

10-May

THOMPSON, GEORGE EDWARD  (934837); age 34 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK297 of No 190 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a flight to Oslo but the wreckage was found on 21 June having flown into high ground 10 miles north of the city.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery

10-May

PROWSE, LEMUEL ERNEST  (J/22241); age 25 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK297 of No 190 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a flight to Oslo but the wreckage was found on 21 June having flown into high ground 10 miles north of the city.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery

10-May

ROBERTSON, DOUGLAS RAYMOND  (J/13712); age 23 RCAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK297 of No 190 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a flight to Oslo but the wreckage was found on 21 June having flown into high ground 10 miles north of the city.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery

10-May

ROSEBLADE, NORMAN LESLIE  (J/15029); age Unknown RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK297 of No 190 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a flight to Oslo but the wreckage was found on 21 June having flown into high ground 10 miles north of the city.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery

10-May

BREED, JOHN LEONARD  (415610); age 24 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK147 of No 196 Sqn, which dived into the ground and burst into flames whilst attempting to avoid high ground after emerging from low cloud.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery

10-May

KILDAY, HUGH JOSEPH  (410067); age 31 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK147 of No 196 Sqn, which dived into the ground and burst into flames whilst attempting to avoid high ground after emerging from low cloud.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery

10-May

BELL, HAROLD ALFRED (DICK)  (1061632); age 32 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK147 of No 196 Sqn, which dived into the ground and burst into flames whilst attempting to avoid high ground after emerging from low cloud.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery

10-May

GILYEAD, LIONEL JAMES DOUGLAS  (1677499); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK147 of No 196 Sqn, which dived into the ground and burst into flames whilst attempting to avoid high ground after emerging from low cloud.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery

10-May

IMPETT, RAYMOND CHARLES  (1585357); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK147 of No 196 Sqn, which dived into the ground and burst into flames whilst attempting to avoid high ground after emerging from low cloud.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery

10-May

WELCH, DAVID  (1246505); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling IV, LK147 of No 196 Sqn, which dived into the ground and burst into flames whilst attempting to avoid high ground after emerging from low cloud.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery

10-May

MAYLAM, HARRY EDWARD  (1257180); age 32 RAFVR

AC2

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

10-May

LORENZ, SYLVESTER HENRY  (J/95148); age 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang IV, KH665 of No 442 Sqn, which hit the ground during a double roll whilst on a low flying sortie.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

10-May

WILDE, VERNON  (1064208); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

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

10-May

BAKER, JOHN CUSTANCE  (172487); age 24 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IX, LR503 of No 105 Sqn, attached to No 45 Group, which struck the roof of the control tower at Calgary during a low level 'beat up' of the airfield as it departed on a flight to Red Deer and Lethbridge.  He is buried in Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery

10-May

BRIGGS, JOHN MAURICE WINNINGTON  (47348); age 25 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IX, LR503 of No 105 Sqn, attached to No 45 Group, which struck the roof of the control tower at Calgary during a low level 'beat up' of the airfield as it departed on a flight to Red Deer and Lethbridge.  He is buried in Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery

10-May

WILLIAMS, JOHN NORMAN  (66482); age 30 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was serving with No 139 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

10-May

LAMBERT, JAMES BARNARD  (1591298); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED631 of No 1651 HCU, which crashed through the boundary hedge at Woolfax Lodge after the starboard propellers feathered whilst practicing three engined landings.  He is buried in Bradford (North Bierley) Cemetery

10-May

STADDON, DENNIS CHARLES  (1337773); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DL435 of No 3 GTS, which overturned during an attempted forced landing at Exeter following an engine failure on take-off during a glider towing exercise.  He is buried in Braunton (St Brannock) Churchyard

10-May

PAYNE, ALFRED  (951207); age 28 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 7095 SE at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Fajara War Cemetery

10-May

HANCOCK, STANLEY FRANK  (1625397); age 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV564 of No 79 OTU, which failed to return from a training sortie and was lost without a trace.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

10-May

SMITH, GEORGE FREDERICK  (1616583); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV564 of No 79 OTU, which failed to return from a training sortie and was lost without a trace.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

10-May

BURKE, RAYMOND GEOFFREY  (1801009); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV564 of No 79 OTU, which failed to return from a training sortie and was lost without a trace.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

10-May

PAIN, ERNEST HAROLD  (1439264); 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 Cambridge.  He is buried in Deptford (Grove Park) Cemetery

11-May

KING, ROBERT JAMES  (1324008); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was serving with No 17 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Surrey S W.  He is buried in Albury (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard

11-May

BUNTING, GEORGE LESLIE  (929647); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 18 Sqn, and drowned whilst swimming in the River Maas.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

11-May

COGHLAN, JOHN  (547658); age Unknown RAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC489 of No 69 Sqn, which crashed into a building at Melsbroek after swinging on take-off.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

11-May

ALDERSON, SHEDDON JOHN  (1145631); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC489 of No 69 Sqn, which crashed into a building at Melsbroek after swinging on take-off.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

11-May

DEXTER, WALLACE  (1593356); age 38 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC489 of No 69 Sqn, which crashed into a building at Melsbroek after swinging on take-off.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

11-May

KEEPING, JAMES ARTHUR  (1803982); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC489 of No 69 Sqn, which crashed into a building at Melsbroek after swinging on take-off.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

11-May

RYDER, NOEL VIVIAN  (1042446); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC489 of No 69 Sqn, which crashed into a building at Melsbroek after swinging on take-off.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

11-May

HAY, JOSEPH ARTHUR  (R/138525); age 34 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC489 of No 69 Sqn, which crashed into a building at Melsbroek after swinging on take-off.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

11-May

VANULAR, JOHN HENRY  (J/26359); age 29 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC489 of No 69 Sqn, which crashed into a building at Melsbroek after swinging on take-off.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

11-May

CAMERON, THOMAS HENRY  (J/17785); age 26 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXX, MM786 of No 410 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Rotterdam following a double engine failure during a low level air test.  He is buried in Rotterdam (Crooswijk) General Cemetery

11-May

THOMAS, LLEWELLYN MORGANOG  (R/251263); age 22 RCAF

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXX, MM786 of No 410 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Rotterdam following a double engine failure during a low level air test.  He is buried in Rotterdam (Crooswijk) General Cemetery

11-May

PRESTON, LESLIE WALTER  (1813264); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW551 ZL-G of No 427 Sqn, which captured on 18 Mar 1944 following a raid on Frankfurt, he died from peritonitis resulting from an abdominal operation.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

11-May

DUCK, FREDERICK WILLIAM (FREDDIE)  (591136); age 24 RAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC713 of No 105 OTU, which dived into the ground near Bitteswell whilst attempting an emergency landing following an engine failure during the pilotís first solo on type.  He is buried in Hull Western Cemetery

11-May

ORMESHER, JOSEPH DONALD  (1070646); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC713 of No 105 OTU, which dived into the ground near Bitteswell whilst attempting an emergency landing following an engine failure during the pilotís first solo on type.  He is buried in Ormskirk (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard

11-May

WYNN, NORMAN WILLIAM  (1194206); age 32 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC713 of No 105 OTU, which dived into the ground near Bitteswell whilst attempting an emergency landing following an engine failure during the pilotís first solo on type.  He is buried in Tettenhall Regis (St Michael) Churchyard

11-May

FOX, ARTHUR LEONARD  (15727); age 25 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN364 of No 1431 Flt, which crashed near Qastina after control was lost on a night meteorological recce flight.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

11-May

JELLEY, HARRY  (591338); age 24 RAF

LAC

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

11-May

HAY, GLEN JAMES  (J/48077); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP404 of No 24 OTU, which crashed on an overshoot at Langham whilst making an emergency landing following an engine failure on a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

11-May

WEAVER, BERNARD FRANK  (176371); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE638 of No 308 MU, which crashed and burst into flames whilst attempting a forced landing following an engine failure during an air test.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

11-May

JACKSON, FREDERICK  (1674598); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell, HD314 of No 45 Grp, which was lost on this date, but the aircraft's record card is missing so the reason is unknown.  He is buried in Vancouver (Mountain View) Cemetery

11-May

JONES, JOHN ARTHUR  (1351966); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mitchell, HD314 of No 45 Grp, which was lost on this date, but the aircraft's record card is missing so the reason is unknown.  He is buried in Vancouver (Mountain View) Cemetery

11-May

McGOWAN, RAYMOND JAMES  (1179324); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 512 AMES when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Kuching.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

11-May

PALIN, ARNOLD  (2209498); age 20 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving with No 5132 MSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

11-May

HALLIDAY, KENNETH WILLIAM  (1851328); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T5982 of No 7 EFTS, which collided with T6910 during a formation flying practice at Elmdon.  He is buried in Lyme Regis Cemetery

11-May

ROBSON, RODGER MALLAM  (1582408); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T5982 of No 7 EFTS, which collided with T6910 during a formation flying practice at Elmdon.  He is buried in Hetton Cemetery

11-May

FARNDALE, HENRY STUART  (521789); age 28 RAF

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T6910 of No 7 EFTS, which collided with T5982 during a formation flying practice at Elmdon.  He is buried in Leeds (Lawns Wood) Cemetery

11-May

STRUDWICK, JOHN HENRY  (1607572); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T6910 of No 7 EFTS, which collided with T5982 during a formation flying practice at Elmdon.  He is buried in Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery

11-May

FRITH, PHILIP JAMES  (1378659); age 37 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving in the Far East when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Pangkalan Bali in Sumatra.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

11-May

BREBNER, JACK LUCIEN  (180036); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

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

11-May

SMITH, JOHN  (634283); age 24 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 Howden.  He is buried in Hexham Cemetery

11-May

GUNTON, STANLEY WILSON  (506987); age 38 RAF

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 Ware.  He is buried in Hitchin Cemetery

12-May

ROBERTSON, WILLIAM ROY  (116147); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, EJ588 of No 3 Sqn, which struck SN166 during a formation flypast over Bremerhaven, he abandoned the aircraft but was too low for his parachute to fully deploy.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

12-May

CAMPBELL, WILSON  (1566995); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, SN166 of No 3 Sqn, which was struck from behind by EJ588 during a formation flypast over Bremerhaven causing it to dive into the ground and burst into flames.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

12-May

MASTIN, ARTHUR  (965328); age 39 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed when Mustang I, AP219 of No 26 Sqn, struck the dispersal bay in which he was working after the pilot was unable to stop the aircraft on the wet grass.  He is buried in Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery

12-May

KAY, GEOFFREY  (182604); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XXI, LA200 of No 91 Sqn, which was lost on this date but its accident card is missing.  He is buried in Sheffield (Abbey Lane) Cemetery

12-May

LAIGHT, LESLIE VICTOR  (953313); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 108 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

12-May

CASBURN, ROBERT HARDIE  (162938); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang IV, KH644 of No 122 Sqn, which dived vertically into the ground near Aberdeen, for an unidentified reason during a general handling test.  He is buried in Longside Cemetery

12-May

PASCOE, GORDON KEITH  (437156); age 20 RAAF

WO

He was serving with No 148 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

12-May

LAYWOOD, ROY LINDSAY  (853001); age 34 AuxAF

LAC

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

12-May

SCHARF, RONALD HENRY  (434706); age 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk IV, FT930 of No 450 Sqn, which spun into the ground and burst into flames as it turned onto finals at Cervia during gliding approach.  He is buried in Ravenna War Cemetery

12-May

FOWLER, JOHN CECIL  (1649868); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN653 of No 1 AGS, which was lost in the sea off the Lincolnshire coast whilst on a ferry flight from Pembrey to Manby in poor weather and visibility.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-May

HORTON, LESLIE DAVY  (1768068); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN653 of No 1 AGS, which was lost in the sea off the Lincolnshire coast whilst on a ferry flight from Pembrey to Manby in poor weather and visibility.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-May

TOWNSEND, VICTOR WALTER FREDERICK  (1395054); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN653 of No 1 AGS, which was lost in the sea off the Lincolnshire coast whilst on a ferry flight from Pembrey to Manby in poor weather and visibility.  He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery

12-May

REES-PRICE, NATALIE CONWY  (6940); age Unknown WAAF

SO

She was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN653 of No 1 AGS, which was lost in the sea off the Lincolnshire coast whilst on a ferry flight from Pembrey to Manby in poor weather and visibility.  She is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12-May

BRANSON, BASIL EUSTACE  (1337901); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vengence IV, FD277 of No 12 FU, which was abandoned following an engine failure near Ajaccio in Corsicca, but he did not survive.  He is buried in Biguglia War Cemetery

12-May

GORDON, HARRY CLIFFORD  (1242148); age 32 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 152 MU when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity, probably whilst being held in a camp at Sandakan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

12-May

COTTERILL, THOMAS HENRY  (1604230); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Lancaster I, ED631 of No 1651 HCU, which when the aircraft crashed through the boundary hedge at Woolfox Lodge after the starboard propellers feathered whilst practicing three engined landings on 10 May 1945.  He is buried in Cropredy (St Mary) Churchyard.

12-May

GRANT, ERIC ALBYN SHEPHERD  (124825); age 31 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 229 Grp at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

12-May

MOSSING, FREDERICK WALLACE  (J/88877); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He died from shock after abandoning Tempest V, EJ685 of No 56 OTU, which was struck by NV759 of the same unit during a formation flying practice.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

12-May

POWELL, CYRIL WHITWORTH  (517172); age 29 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, NV759 of No 56 OTU, which crashed in an attempted forced landing after it struck EJ685 of the same unit during a formation flying practice.  He is buried in Cadoxton-juxta-Neath (SS Cattwg and Illtyd) Churchyard

12-May

LORD, HERBERT HALL  (1320557); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 8554 AMES at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

12-May

BURROWS, ALFRED JOHN  (1810572); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving at RAF Cranborne at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery

12-May

EVANS, THOMAS GARNET  (1083035); age 38 RAFVR

LAC

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

12-May

NEWNHAM, HAROLD CLAUDE  (1229126); age 36 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 Portsmouth.  He is buried in Portsmouth (Kingston) Cemetery

12-May

GODFREY, CECIL REGINALD  (1437769); 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 Furneux Pelham (St Mary) Churchyard

12-May

BARLOW, FREDERICK  (93745); age 45 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 Staines.  He is buried in Staines (London Road) Cemetery

13-May

GREAVES, PETER LANDLESS  (1808528); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang IV, KH763 of No 112 Sqn, which flew into trees near Forli during an attempted forced landing following an engine failure.  He is buried in Forli War Cemetery

13-May

KERNOHAN, ALLAN WILLIAM  (1395345); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH202 of No 178 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Lavarino following the failure of the nose wheel assembly.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery

13-May

HOLMAN, ROBERT FENTON  (908080); age 31 RAFVR

LAC

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

13-May

HOOD, WILLIAM GEORGE  (541777); age Unknown RAF

Sgt

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

13-May

THOMPSON, COLIN DOUGLAS MAXWELL  (88397); age 26 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 269 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Lajes War Cemetery

13-May

HUNT, BENJAMIN CHARLES  (C/47486); age 31 RCAF

Fg Off

He was serving with No 422 Sqn, and was killed in an accident on the slipway at Pembroke Dock after being run over by a truck.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

13-May

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM LLEWELLYN  (1412773); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 5025 (Airfield Construction) Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

13-May

KITSON, DEREK RONALD LONSDALE  (167994); age 20 RAFVR

Plt Off

He died from injuries sustained on 11 May 1945 whilst flying in Mitchell, HD314 of No 45 Grp, which was lost on this date, but the aircraft's record card is missing so the reason is unknown.  He is buried in Vancouver (Mountain View) Cemetery

13-May

PASSEY, FRANCIS MAURICE  (942946); age 25 RAFVR

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

13-May

LEE, DUDLEY ALEXANDER  (723193); age 19 RAFVR

AC2

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

13-May

BARNES, THOMAS CYRIL  (1451480); 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 Tadcaster.  He is buried in Wisbech (St Mary) Cemetery

14-May

FORTUNE, FREDERICK CHARLES  (145670); age 26 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIB, FE614 of No 45 Sqn, which crashed whilst flying inverted during an unauthorised low flying sortie.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery

14-May

LAUDER, GORDON  (163685); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIB, FE614 of No 45 Sqn, which crashed whilst flying inverted during an unauthorised low flying sortie.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery

14-May

WHYTE, JAMES MYLES  (1565823); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 81 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

14-May

NATTRASS, WILLIAM  (1521818); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR628 of No 84 Sqn, which crashed on the ranges near Rabchi after breaking up in the air during a dive bombing practice.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

14-May

VETTERS, STANLEY HUDSON  (1500041); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR628 of No 84 Sqn, which crashed on the ranges near Rabchi after breaking up in the air during a dive bombing practice.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

14-May

ELCOCK, ARTHUR RICHARD  (125505); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 91 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Smethwick (Uplands) Cemetery

14-May

McGIVERN, WILFRED  (2251145); age 36 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving with No 96 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

14-May

WILLIAMS, ROYSTON MAXWELL HIGHMAN  (620612); age Unknown RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland V, NJ260 of No 209 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Mombasa whilst waiting for an improvement in weather conditions before alighting.  He is buried in Mombasa (Mbaraki) Cemetery

14-May

GIBSON, JOHN CHARLES FRASER  (135615); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland V, NJ260 of No 209 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Mombasa whilst waiting for an improvement in weather conditions before alighting.  He is buried in Mombasa (Mbaraki) Cemetery

14-May

STONE, PERCIVAL AUGUSTUS HUGH  (1338235); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland V, NJ260 of No 209 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Mombasa whilst waiting for an improvement in weather conditions before alighting.  He is buried in Mombasa (Mbaraki) Cemetery

14-May

GRAVER, MAURICE OSRIC  (1389193); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XII, HK185 of No 256 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Forli after hitting a pylon.  He is buried in Forli War Cemetery

14-May

MAUNDER, LEWIS WESLEY  (1585831); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XII, HK185 of No 256 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Forli after hitting a pylon.  He is buried in Forli War Cemetery

14-May

DOUGLAS, WALTER NORMAN  (J/2933); age 24 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 416 Sqn and was shot in an accident at Reinschlen airfield.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

14-May

LYNAS, ROBERT  (530316); age Unknown RAF

Cpl

At the moment neither his unit nor his cause of death has yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

14-May

BULLOCH, ALEXANDER  (1057146); age 34 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 2 MPSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Rome War Cemetery

14-May

ATKINSON, JOHN  (211990); age 57 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 Bradford.  He is buried in Bradford (Scholemoor) Cemetery

14-May

CORNELIUS, REGINALD WILFRED  (186499); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

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

15-May

BICE, FREDERICK CYRIL  (1101768); age 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 18 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

15-May

FILSON-YOUNG, WILLIAM DAVID LORAINE DFC and Bar (39725); age 25 RAFO

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF700 of No 47 Sqn, which failed to pull out a diving attack on Japanese troops in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

15-May

WATERS, ROGER CLAUD VAUGHAN  (142344); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF700 of No 47 Sqn, which failed to pull out a diving attack on Japanese troops in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

15-May

DAY, GEORGE HERBERT  (1496430); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV945 of No 354 Sqn, which was lost off the Nicobar Islands during a shipping recce.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

15-May

KRAMPP, ROBERT JOHN  (R/197108); age 24 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV945 of No 354 Sqn, which was lost off the Nicobar Islands during a shipping recce.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

15-May

MILNE, JAMES ARDEN  (J/94538); age 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV945 of No 354 Sqn, which was lost off the Nicobar Islands during a shipping recce.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

15-May

LEARY, JAMES ALFRED  (1442540); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

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

15-May

PERRY, HAROLD SHILLITO  (509897); age 40 RAF

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

15-May

DAVIES, GLYNDWR  (1377268); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD443 of No 1 FU, which crashed on take off from Hassani following an engine failure.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery

15-May

NIXON, LIONEL ERNEST  (54394); age 31 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hellcat II, JX845 of No 12 FU, which was lost without a trace on a ferry flight from Melton Mowbrey to Portreath.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

15-May

BEVAN, CYRIL JAMES  (1048764); age 39 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 137 Wing and died in Lille Hospital, cause unknown.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery.

15-May

CLARK, RICHARD GEOFFREY  (1234258); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Argus II, FS646 of No DAF, which crashed into the sea off Canale di San Marco following an engine failure.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

15-May

LAWSON, STANLEY  (1671859); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Argus II, FS646 of No DAF, which crashed into the sea off Canale di San Marco following an engine failure.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

15-May

EASTER, REGINALD  (R/170413); age 33 RCAF

LAC

He was serving in the UK when he died on active service at Croft.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

15-May

RALPHS, WILLIAM CHARLES  (938747); age 27 RAFVR

Flt 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 Midhurst.  He is buried in Wellington General Cemetery, Shropshire

15-May

SLATER, ERNEST LESLIE  (922177); age 30 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 RAF Hospital at Wroughton, his death being registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Swindon (Whitworth Road) Cemetery

16-May

OTTER, ROBERT COLIN MICHAEL  (144337); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X7965 of No 89 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a sortie from Zayatkawn to Kwetinge.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

16-May

OWEN, ERNEST TREVOR  (195198); age 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X7965 of No 89 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a sortie from Zayatkawn to Kwetinge.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

16-May

NEWMAN, KENNETH  (162659); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 101 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in or was cremated at Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium

16-May

WHEELOCK, CURTIS WARREN  (410580); age 23 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick I, HG189 of No 279 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a downwind single engine emergency landing at Dyce.  He is buried in Cairnbulg and Inverallochy Burial Ground, Rathen

16-May

WOOD, EDWARD  (1451539); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick I, HG189 of No 279 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a downwind single engine emergency landing at Dyce.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

16-May

KUBICA, Franciszek (P.2135); age 27 PAF

Flt Lt

He abandoned Mustang III, FB383 of No 309 Sqn, which collided with KH540 of the same unit 45 miles off Bradwell Bay and although his parachute was seen to open he did not survive in the water.  He is buried in Wonseradeel (Makkum) Protestant Churchyard

16-May

BEFINGER, Mieczyslan Franciszek (P.1896); age 29 PAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, KH540  of No 309 Sqn, which collided with FB383 of the same unit 45 miles off Bradwell Bay and although his parachute was seen to open he did not survive in the water.  He is buried in Epping Cemetery

16-May

PEARCE, RONALD WILLIAM  (575901); age 22 RAF

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland V, PP116 of No 461 Sqn, which nosed over into the sea after swinging on take off at Milford Haven.  He is buried in Redgrave (St Mary) Churchyard

16-May

THOMAS, EDWIN JOHN  (553991); age 23 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 547 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Swansea (Oystermouth) Cemetery

16-May

BAKER, WILLIAM HENRY  (1089396); age 39 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 15 AMES at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery.

16-May

SPOONER, FRANK RUSSELL  (1252212); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 15 AMES at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery

16-May

SORRELL, HAROLD  (1395539); age 27 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9911 of No 9 (O) AFU, which crashed at Mona whilst attempted a beam landing in poor weather and visibility.  He is buried in Frittenden (St Mary) Church Burial Ground

16-May

BLAIR, JAMES  (1568087); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9911 of No 9 (O) AFU, which crashed at Mona whilst attempted a beam landing in poor weather and visibility.  He is buried in Llanbeblig Public Cemetery, Caernafon

16-May

DOUGLAS, SAMUEL ROBERT BRUCE  (R/183985); age 23 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9911 of No 9 (O) AFU, which crashed at Mona whilst attempted a beam landing in poor weather and visibility.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

16-May

BLANKS, LEONARD FREDERICK  (181264); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV598 of No GATU, which crashed after flying into a severe thunderstorm whilst attempting to land at Ranchi.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

16-May

STORER, FREDERICK NORMAN  (1579964); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV598 of No GATU, which crashed after flying into a severe thunderstorm whilst attempting to land at Ranchi.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

16-May

VEITCH, CHRISTOPHER HARDIE  (155829); age 32 RAFVR

Fg Off

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

16-May

TURNER, RONALD  (1409692); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No UK 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 Langton-by-Partney (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard

16-May

THOMASON, KENNETH HARCOURT  (625666); age 25 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 Grimsby.  He is buried in Cardiff Western Cemetery

16-May

MOTHERSOLE, DENNIS LESLIE  (166872); age 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was serving in the UK and was killed in a cycle accident, his death being registered in Wallingford.  He is buried in Hasland Cemetery.

17-May

WRIGHT, JOHN DERICK ALLAN  (1194511); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was serving with No 73 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Chasetown (St Ann) Churchyard

17-May

PALMER, IVAN OAKES  (1637330); age 40 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving with No 81 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

17-May

BENFELL, LESLIE  (1557907); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH250 of No 355 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by AA fire during its bomb run during a raid on the Andaman Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-May

CAMPBELL, HUGH  (977546); age 33 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH250 of No 355 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by AA fire during its bomb run during a raid on the Andaman Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-May

DUCKWORTH, ROBERT JAMES  (197862); age Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH250 of No 355 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by AA fire during its bomb run during a raid on the Andaman Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-May

EMERSON, HAROLD WALTER  (1804316); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH250 of No 355 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by AA fire during its bomb run during a raid on the Andaman Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-May

JOHNSON, HARRY  (655366); age 27 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH250 of No 355 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by AA fire during its bomb run during a raid on the Andaman Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-May

McDOWALL, JOHN HERBERT  (1522985); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH250 of No 355 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by AA fire during its bomb run during a raid on the Andaman Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-May

McPHERSON, ROBERT MURDOCK BANNERMAN  (1380358); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH250 of No 355 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by AA fire during its bomb run during a raid on the Andaman Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-May

MORGAN, IEUAN ANTHONY  (187828); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH250 of No 355 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by AA fire during its bomb run during a raid on the Andaman Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-May

RUMSEY-WILLIAMS, FREDERICK EDWARD DFC (179043); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH250 of No 355 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by AA fire during its bomb run during a raid on the Andaman Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-May

TOTHAM, ROWLAND DFC (177155); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH250 of No 355 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by AA fire during its bomb run during a raid on the Andaman Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-May

HALL, BERNARD  (168650); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF124 LE-S of No 630 Sqn, which dived inverted into the ground at Short Heath, Wolverhampton whilst being flown by a non pilot crew member.  He is buried in Boulton (St Mary) Churchyard

17-May

MEADE, VICTOR FRANCIS DOBELL  (170457); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF124 LE-S of No 630 Sqn, which dived inverted into the ground at Short Heath, Wolverhampton whilst being flown by a non pilot crew member.  He is buried in Wiveliscombe (St Andrew) Churchyard

17-May

O'DONNELL, RONALD JAMES  (183649); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF124 LE-S of No 630 Sqn, which dived inverted into the ground at Short Heath, Wolverhampton whilst being flown by a non pilot crew member.  He is buried in Ford Park Cemetery (formerly Plymouth Old Cemetery) (Pennycomequick)

17-May

RABBETTS, GORDON LEONARD  (1853452); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF124 LE-S of No 630 Sqn, which dived inverted into the ground at Short Heath, Wolverhampton whilst being flown by a non pilot crew member.  He is buried in Mangotsfield (Downend) Cemetery

17-May

SILLS, JOHN ALFRED  (1817048); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF124 LE-S of No 630 Sqn, which dived inverted into the ground at Short Heath, Wolverhampton whilst being flown by a non pilot crew member.  He is buried in Cleethorpes Cemetery

17-May

SMITH, REGINALD HENRY (REGGIE)  (1608868); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF124 LE-S of No 630 Sqn, which dived inverted into the ground at Short Heath, Wolverhampton whilst being flown by a non pilot crew member.  He is buried in Reading (Henley Road) Cemetery

17-May

SOUTHWORTH, VINCENT REGINALD WOODBURN  (1813035); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, RF124 LE-S of No 630 Sqn, which dived inverted into the ground at Short Heath, Wolverhampton whilst being flown by a non pilot crew member.  He is buried in Watford North Cemetery

17-May

McINNES, DAVID MUNRO  (1569557); age 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2852 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

17-May

UHMA, Franciszek (P.705468); age 22 PAF

AC1

He was serving with No 131 Polish Skzrydla Mysliwski at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Cloppenburg Cemetery.

17-May

LYNN, EDWARD ROBSON  (1897853); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX268 'V' of No 1659 HCU, which spun into the North Sea with both the propellers on the starboard side feathered during a navigation training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

ARMSTRONG, ARTHUR RONALD  (R/291562); age 20 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX268 'V' of No 1659 HCU, which spun into the North Sea with both the propellers on the starboard side feathered during a navigation training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

GILLETTE, ORWIN RENE  (J/87190); age 27 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX268 'V' of No 1659 HCU, which spun into the North Sea with both the propellers on the starboard side feathered during a navigation training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

JONES, HAROLD ALFRED  (J/45644); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX268 'V' of No 1659 HCU, which spun into the North Sea with both the propellers on the starboard side feathered during a navigation training flight.  He is buried in Montrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery

17-May

LONG, WILLIAM JAMES  (J/47170); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX268 'V' of No 1659 HCU, which spun into the North Sea with both the propellers on the starboard side feathered during a navigation training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

TORBETT, ANGUS FRANCIS WILSON  (R/290172); age Unknown RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX268 'V' of No 1659 HCU, which spun into the North Sea with both the propellers on the starboard side feathered during a navigation training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

TRYMBULAK, BRONY  (R/201388); age 21 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX268 'V' of No 1659 HCU, which spun into the North Sea with both the propellers on the starboard side feathered during a navigation training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-May

VINCENT, THOMAS ALEXANDER  (R/293614); age 21 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX268 'V' of No 1659 HCU, which spun into the North Sea with both the propellers on the starboard side feathered during a navigation training flight.  He is buried in Montrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery

17-May

GORST, JACK GRIFFITHS  (1529846); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was serving with No 22 AACU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

17-May

PAGIN, BEN  (1391248); age 28 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 35 GSE at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

17-May

BRAY, RONALD NORMAN GEOFFREY  (1319036); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in  Mosquito XVII, HK250 of No 54 OTU, which dived inverted into the ground near Berwick after stalling in a turn whilst executing unauthorised low level aerobatics.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

DAVIES, ARNOLD  (1686531); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in  Mosquito XVII, HK250 of No 54 OTU, which dived inverted into the ground near Berwick after stalling in a turn whilst executing unauthorised low level aerobatics.  He is buried in Failsworth Cemetery.

17-May

SUMNER, FRANCIS PHILIP  (1125663); age 36 RAFVR

LAC

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

17-May

EARL, PERCY  (1689955); age 40 RAFVR

AC2

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

17-May

ROWLEY, FREDERICK  (1681936); age 39 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Welton.  He is buried in Leeds (Upper and Lower Wortley) Cemetery

17-May

PHIPPS, ALAN RAYMOND  (1777652); age 19 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 Weston super Mare.  He is buried in Newburn (Lemington) Cemetery

17-May

CHILDS, FLORA ALICE  (2047042); age 27 WAAF

LACW

She was serving in the UK and disappeared on 3 May whilst hitch-hiking from Hereford to Happisburgh.  Her body was found on the banks of the River Nene in Cambridgeshire but the case was never solved.  She is buried in Kelso Cemetery.

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