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Casualties - 1 - 8 June 1945


01-Jun

NUNN, KENNETH FRANK  (539520); age 28 RAF

Cpl

He was serving with No 99 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

01-Jun

JOHN, ALAN  (86719); age 26 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF586 of No 110 Sqn, which failed to return from a sweep to Bassen.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

01-Jun

GUNN, JOHN GREVILLE OCKLESTON  (2216258); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 178 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

01-Jun

JACOBS, ALEC  (1237236); age 23 RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving with No 211 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity, probably during a forced march across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

01-Jun

BEIRNES, JACK RIFE  (C/13458); age 30 RCAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, SW393 of No 438 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing following an engine failure during a formation flypast over Copenhagen.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery

01-Jun

SYMONS, VICTOR BAYFORD  (1350491); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2803 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Lambeth.  He was cremated at South London Crematorium, Mitcham

01-Jun

BOUGHTON, SYDNEY JACK  (1850436); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, BZ998 of No 322 MU, which crashed shortly after take-off following an engine fire during an air test.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

01-Jun

DALE, WILLIAM COCHRANE MORRISON  (1024436); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, BZ998 of No 322 MU, which crashed shortly after take-off following an engine fire during an air test.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

01-Jun

FERRABY, JAMES THOMAS DESMOND  (1485797); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, BZ998 of No 322 MU, which crashed shortly after take-off following an engine fire during an air test.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

01-Jun

HOWARD, ARTHUR  (88643); age 37 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, BZ998 of No 322 MU, which crashed shortly after take-off following an engine fire during an air test.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

01-Jun

PHILLIPS, JIM  (1315226); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, BZ998 of No 322 MU, which crashed shortly after take-off following an engine fire during an air test.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

01-Jun

PLUMLEY, HAROLD ALBERT  (1204264); age Unknown RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, BZ998 of No 322 MU, which crashed shortly after take-off following an engine fire during an air test.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

01-Jun

ROPER, GORDON HARRY  (2208733); age 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, BZ998 of No 322 MU, which crashed shortly after take-off following an engine fire during an air test.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

01-Jun

TREVILLION, JOHN ARTHUR  (1434123); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, BZ998 of No 322 MU, which crashed shortly after take-off following an engine fire during an air test.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

01-Jun

WEBB, GEORGE GULLICK  (1646185); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, BZ998 of No 322 MU, which crashed shortly after take-off following an engine fire during an air test.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

01-Jun

ALDRIDGE, STANLEY  (1892574); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, KK241 of No 5 OTU, which was lost on this date but its accident card is missing.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

01-Jun

BROADBENT, ALBERT ERIC  (1591260); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, KK241 of No 5 OTU, which was lost on this date but its accident card is missing.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

01-Jun

DALE, JOHN RANDALL  (1895153); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, KK241 of No 5 OTU, which was lost on this date but its accident card is missing.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

01-Jun

DRUMMOND, WILLIAM PETER WATT  (1565226); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, KK241 of No 5 OTU, which was lost on this date but its accident card is missing.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

01-Jun

GIBBONS, ISAAC  (1591213); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, KK241 of No 5 OTU, which was lost on this date but its accident card is missing.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

01-Jun

HAMMOND, JAMES LEONARD GORDON  (1865865); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, KK241 of No 5 OTU, which was lost on this date but its accident card is missing.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

01-Jun

HILL, ARTHUR WILLIAM DAVID  (164394); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, KK241 of No 5 OTU, which was lost on this date but its accident card is missing.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

01-Jun

LANGLANDS, DAVID ROBERTSON  (1564813); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, KK241 of No 5 OTU, which was lost on this date but its accident card is missing.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

01-Jun

LONG, GILBERT EWART ELLIS  (167802); age 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, KK241 of No 5 OTU, which was lost on this date but its accident card is missing.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

01-Jun

MURRAY, GRAHAM  (1811515); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, KK241 of No 5 OTU, which was lost on this date but its accident card is missing.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

01-Jun

SWATTON, WILLIAM THOMAS  (1169175); age 34 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, KK241 of No 5 OTU, which was lost on this date but its accident card is missing.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

01-Jun

FLEMING, MAURICE  (1817421); age 31 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 84 Grp at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Celle War Cemetery

01-Jun

HUSSAIN ABDAL  (6695); age Unknown IL

L/Cpl

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

01-Jun

TRICKETT, ERNEST STANLEY  (1055582); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving at RAF Kuantan when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity, probably during a forced march across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

01-Jun

BRIMMICOMBE, NORMAN CHARLES  (1273316); age 29 RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Dominie I, NR795 of the Skeabrae Stn Flt, which crashed after striking the rook of a Nissan hut at Millfield Army Camp whilst flying at low level.  He is buried in Wolborough (St Mary) Churchyard

01-Jun

COLBORNE, WILLIAM FREDERICK  (1869254); age 40 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dominie I, NR795 of No Skeabrae Stn Flt, which crashed after striking the rook of a Nissan hut at Millfield Army Camp whilst flying at low level.  He is buried in Highgate Cemetery

01-Jun

DENNIS, WILLIAM  (1005722); age 34 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dominie I, NR795 of No Skeabrae Stn Flt, which crashed after striking the rook of a Nissan hut at Millfield Army Camp whilst flying at low level.  He is buried in Longbenton (Benton) Cemetery

01-Jun

ROWE, THOMAS GEORGE RICHARD  (156098); age 26 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dominie I, NR795 of No Skeabrae Stn Flt, which crashed after striking the rook of a Nissan hut at Millfield Army Camp whilst flying at low level.  He is buried in Kirkwall (St Olaf's) Cemetery

01-Jun

HARPIN, GLADYS JOAN  (476567); age 24 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 Edmonton.  She is buried in Tottenham Cemetery

01-Jun

JACKSON, NORMAN  (1501433); age 23 RAFVR

WO

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

02-Jun

TEBBY, RONALD JOHN  (1586928); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Thunderbolt I, HB984 of No 5 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Kyaukpyu and hit a truck following an engine failure.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

02-Jun

STEWART, GEORGE ALEXANDER  (C/90340); age 27 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Thunderbolt II, KL174 of No 79 Sqn, which crashed out of control and burst into flames whilst attempting to avoid a collision with another aircraft in the formation during an operation to the Toungoo area.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

02-Jun

PRATT, GARNET  (429155); age 30 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN283 of No 215 Sqn, which broke up in the air whilst flying in heavy cu-nim cloud.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery

02-Jun

ELSTON, RONALD PERCIVAL  (1586343); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN283 of No 215 Sqn, which broke up in the air whilst flying in heavy cu-nim cloud.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery

02-Jun

MOREN, TERRY DENNIS  (1255688); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN283 of No 215 Sqn, which broke up in the air whilst flying in heavy cu-nim cloud.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery

02-Jun

NORTON, WILLIAM SPENCER KITSON  (2235205); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN283 of No 215 Sqn, which broke up in the air whilst flying in heavy cu-nim cloud.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery

02-Jun

SARTIN, KENNETH PAUL  (1587320); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN283 of No 215 Sqn, which broke up in the air whilst flying in heavy cu-nim cloud.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery

02-Jun

SLATER, JOHN EPHRAIM  (1269900); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 242 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity, probably during a forced march across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

02-Jun

KNIGHT, CLIFFORD WILLIAM  (1584077); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 273 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

02-Jun

COOMBES, GEORGE WILLIAM HENRY  (901490); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 5012 (Airfield Construction) Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Munster Heath War Cemetery

02-Jun

PEARSON, CYRIL BOWES  (971437); age 30 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the Far East (unit unknown) 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

02-Jun

ALLBUT, GEORGE ROBERT  (1575053); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ811 of No 111 OTU, which came down in the sea off the Bahamas during a Leigh Light training sortie.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

02-Jun

BROOKES, JOHN WEST  (968315); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ811 of No 111 OTU, which came down in the sea off the Bahamas during a Leigh Light training sortie.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

02-Jun

BURNS, JAMES WILLIAMSON  (1370730); age 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ811 of No 111 OTU, which came down in the sea off the Bahamas during a Leigh Light training sortie.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

02-Jun

FRANKS, ROBERT HENRY  (3223009); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ811 of No 111 OTU, which came down in the sea off the Bahamas during a Leigh Light training sortie.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

02-Jun

MacDONALD, JOHN BLAIR  (198076); age 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ811 of No 111 OTU, which came down in the sea off the Bahamas during a Leigh Light training sortie.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

02-Jun

NEILSON, JOHN  (117697); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ811 of No 111 OTU, which came down in the sea off the Bahamas during a Leigh Light training sortie.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

02-Jun

PARKER, KENNETH GORDON  (1671715); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ811 of No 111 OTU, which came down in the sea off the Bahamas during a Leigh Light training sortie.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

02-Jun

SWINBANKS, JOSEPH HANCOCK  (172493); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ811 of No 111 OTU, which came down in the sea off the Bahamas during a Leigh Light training sortie.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

02-Jun

PATCHESA, HAROLD ARTHUR  (1169691); age 24 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 152 MU when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being force marched across Java.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jun

BROWN, MAURICE ARTHUR WILLIAM  (544078); age 26 RAF

Sgt

He had been serving with No 4 AACU 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

02-Jun

HART, CYRIL FREDERICK  (910081); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He had been serving with RIMU 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

03-Jun

IRVINE, FREDERICK DAVID  (178975); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIB, FE789 of No 17 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a routine communications sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

03-Jun

MARSHALL, ROBERT WILLIAM STANLEY MB, BCh, BA(Hons) (63386); age 27 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIB, FE789 of No 17 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a routine communications sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

03-Jun

MITCHELL, ALEXANDER WILLIAM  (937975); age 31 RAFVR

Cpl

He had been serving with No 243 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity, probably during a forced march across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

03-Jun

ALLAN, JOHN  (1551504); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 622 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

03-Jun

PHILLIPS, STANLEY  (1717523); age 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 1 FTU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery

03-Jun

KEIGHLEY, JOHN  (3040053); age 19 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving with No 13 AGS at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery

03-Jun

CLEAVER, FRANCIS JAMES (FRANKIE)  (1320722); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP906 of No 81 OTU, which collided with Halifax, NA702 of the ORTU near Peterborough during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Abney Park Cemetery

03-Jun

COLLINS, ALBERT GEORGE  (1397316); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP906 of No 81 OTU, which collided with Halifax, NA702 of the ORTU near Peterborough during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Crayford (St Paulinus) Churchyard

03-Jun

FRANCIS, ERIC  (181591); age 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP906 of No 81 OTU, which collided with Halifax, NA702 of the ORTU near Peterborough during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Cheadle and Gatley Cemetery

03-Jun

HOWE, FREDERICK  (3006443); age 19 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP906 of No 81 OTU, which collided with Halifax, NA702 of the ORTU near Peterborough during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Soham Cemetery

03-Jun

PERRY, ALAN JOHN  (1602109); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP906 of No 81 OTU, which collided with Halifax, NA702 of the ORTU near Peterborough during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Addington (St Mary) Churchyard, Surrey

03-Jun

COOK, SYDNEY  (1492740); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA702 of the ORTU, which collided with Wellington, LP906 of No 81 OTU near Peterborough during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Mossley Cemetery

03-Jun

CUNNINGTON, JIM  (1274228); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA702 of the ORTU, which collided with Wellington, LP906 of No 81 OTU near Peterborough during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Peterborough (Eastfield) Cemetery

03-Jun

GOODBODY, LEWIS ALFRED  (1586015); age 26 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA702 of the ORTU, which collided with Wellington, LP906 of No 81 OTU near Peterborough during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Dagenham (Chadwell Heath) Cemetery

03-Jun

MUSK, DAVID JOHN COUTTS  (1852790); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA702 of the ORTU, which collided with Wellington, LP906 of No 81 OTU near Peterborough during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery

03-Jun

PURVES, PETER  (1820366); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA702 of the ORTU, which collided with Wellington, LP906 of No 81 OTU near Peterborough during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Birgham Churchyard

03-Jun

SAXBY, FREDERICK WALTER  (1157076); age 31 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA702 of the ORTU, which collided with Wellington, LP906 of No 81 OTU near Peterborough during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Buckingham Cemetery

03-Jun

MUTHU KUMARA SOORIER  (786355); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He was a locally recruited member serving with the STC and he died in captivity at Sandakan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

03-Jun

CAREY, BASIL  (537641); age 37 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 Knaresborough.  He is buried in Pannal (St Robert of Knaresborough) Churchyard

03-Jun

TOBIAS, THOMAS ARTHUR EDWARD AFM (969490); age 30 RAFVR

WO

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

04-Jun

BARRATT, REGINALD HARRY  (937633); age 41 RAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, R1758 of No 9 Sqn, which captured on 9 Jun 1941, he managed to escape from a POW camp (Stalag 344/357?) and was arrested by the Russians in Budapest but was never seen again.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-Jun

BLAZLEY, THOMAS WILLIAM  (1330503); age 22 RAFVR

AC1

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

04-Jun

SINCLAIR, GORDON A. McK.  (1313755); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2 SFTS at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kimberley (West End) Cemetery

04-Jun

HUGHES, ELWYN  (1502755); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 218 Grp at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

04-Jun

GRIMES, ROYCE PERCY ST LEDGER  (3007304); age 19 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving with No 38 SP at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata

04-Jun

COOK, PERCY MOLYNEUX  (167967); age 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito, KB254 of No 7 OTU, which was lost on this date but its accident card is missing.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

04-Jun

STEPHENSON, FRANK EDWARD WILLIAM  (168399); age 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito, KB254 of No 7 OTU, which was lost on this date but its accident card is missing.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

04-Jun

WILLIAMS, JOHN  (149897); age 50 RAFVR

Flt Lt

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

04-Jun

HAMILTON, WILLIAM NEWLANDS  (528315); age 27 RAF

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died from tuberculosis.  His death is registered in Cambuslang.  He is buried in Cambuslang (Westburn) Cemetery.

05-Jun

BURTON, ARTHUR  (2209745); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG715 of No 62 Sqn, which flew into rising ground whilst flying below the cloud base in very poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

05-Jun

COUTTS, JAMES ARTHUR SANGSTER  (1565762); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG715 of No 62 Sqn, which flew into rising ground whilst flying below the cloud base in very poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

05-Jun

POWELL, EDWARD GWYN  (165017); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG715 of No 62 Sqn, which flew into rising ground whilst flying below the cloud base in very poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

05-Jun

WITHERS, WILLIAM HENRY  (1601877); age 33 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG715 of No 62 Sqn, which flew into rising ground whilst flying below the cloud base in very poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

05-Jun

HIGGINS, KENNETH  (1083308); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH389 of No 99 Sqn, which dived into the sea and exploded en-route to a raid on railway installations at Surasbhani.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

05-Jun

BRENNAN, FREDERICK VINCENT  (J/41002); age 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH389 of No 99 Sqn, which dived into the sea and exploded en-route to a raid on railway installations at Surasbhani.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

05-Jun

CHAPPISE, RICHARD ROBERT  (J/45991); age 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH389 of No 99 Sqn, which dived into the sea and exploded en-route to a raid on railway installations at Surasbhani.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

05-Jun

EKEBERG, JOHN CLAYTON BOYE  (R/199396); age 27 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH389 of No 99 Sqn, which dived into the sea and exploded en-route to a raid on railway installations at Surasbhani.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

05-Jun

FARR, JACK ABRAHAM  (R/290244); age 20 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH389 of No 99 Sqn, which dived into the sea and exploded en-route to a raid on railway installations at Surasbhani.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

05-Jun

MITTAY, WILLIAM ERNEST  (J/45809); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH389 of No 99 Sqn, which dived into the sea and exploded en-route to a raid on railway installations at Surasbhani.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

05-Jun

MOSTOWY, MICHAEL  (R/186675); age 22 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH389 of No 99 Sqn, which dived into the sea and exploded en-route to a raid on railway installations at Surasbhani.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

05-Jun

O'CONNOR, GORDON WILLIAM ALEXANDER  (R/288521); age 20 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH389 of No 99 Sqn, which dived into the sea and exploded en-route to a raid on railway installations at Surasbhani.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

05-Jun

DYER, JACK  (1625445); age 27 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PP673 OJ-B of No 149 Sqn, which broke up during recovery from a steep dive and crashed near Arras.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery

05-Jun

HIRD, KENNETH  (1679250); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PP673 OJ-B of No 149 Sqn, which broke up during recovery from a steep dive and crashed near Arras.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery

05-Jun

JONES, LEONARD  (1837130); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PP673 OJ-B of No 149 Sqn, which broke up during recovery from a steep dive and crashed near Arras.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery

05-Jun

PAIGE, ERIC  (1333464); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PP673 OJ-B of No 149 Sqn, which broke up during recovery from a steep dive and crashed near Arras.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery

05-Jun

QUINN, WILLIAM  (1349659); age 24 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PP673 OJ-B of No 149 Sqn, which broke up during recovery from a steep dive and crashed near Arras.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery

05-Jun

SPARK, WILLIAM CHRISTIE  (1117648); age 34 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PP673 OJ-B of No 149 Sqn, which broke up during recovery from a steep dive and crashed near Arras.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery

05-Jun

TILLEY, ROBERT EDWARD  (210904); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PP673 OJ-B of No 149 Sqn, which broke up during recovery from a steep dive and crashed near Arras.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery

05-Jun

TOTTLE, PETER  (191781); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PP673 OJ-B of No 149 Sqn, which broke up during recovery from a steep dive and crashed near Arras.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery

05-Jun

WARDLE, WILFRED HERBERT  (1475510); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PP673 OJ-B of No 149 Sqn, which broke up during recovery from a steep dive and crashed near Arras.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery

05-Jun

WYATT, PAUL COCHRANE  (1607018); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, PP673 OJ-B of No 149 Sqn, which broke up during recovery from a steep dive and crashed near Arras.  He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery

05-Jun

SHERRIFF, FREDERICK CHARLES  (752181); age 40 RAFVR

LAC

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

05-Jun

STAMMERS, ARTHUR GEORGE  (529174); age 28 RAF

Flt Sgt

He had been serving with No 205 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity, probably during a forced march across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

05-Jun

MARSH, ERNEST AUBREY  (641845); age 23 RAF

Cpl

He had been serving with No 211 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity, probably during a forced march across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

05-Jun

THOMAS, JOHN BULLFINCH  (16696); age 28 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster, MN799 of No 460 Sqn, which he abandoned but did not survive, possibly due to the aircraft making a sudden dive as a result of a faulty auto-pilot.  The aircraft was carrying out a night navigation training exercise.  He is buried in Plevenon Communal Cemetery

05-Jun

ROUND, JOHN ALFRED  (138653); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, MT909 of No 607 Sqn, which was lost on an early morning non-operational sortie, but the cause is not known.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

05-Jun

CONNOLEY, EDWARD JOSEPH  (1634212); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2858 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

05-Jun

HEASMAN, REGINALD PERCY  (934253); age 40 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 1 ACC at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Mosul War Cemetery

05-Jun

FISHER, GEORGE  (1305735); age 35 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 848 AMES at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata

05-Jun

DYER, WILLIAM VICTOR  (643028); age 26 RAF

LAC

He had been serving at RAF Seletar when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity, probably during a forced march across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

05-Jun

MORGAN, WILLIAM BARNES  (1324992); age 23 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 Gloucester R.  He was cremated at Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery

05-Jun

LEANING, NORMAN LEWIS  (1579438); 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 Grimsby.  He is buried in Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery

05-Jun

POCOCK, NORMAN LLEWELLYN  (861186); age 36 AuxAF

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 North Walsham.  He is buried in Winsley (St Nicholas) Churchyard

06-Jun

ANDREWS, HARRY HENRY  (R/279733); age 20 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH326 of No 357 Sqn, which was shot down into the Bay of Bengal during a raid against the Andaman Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

06-Jun

DELLIS, DONALD LIVINGSTONE  (R/217478); age 21 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH326 of No 357 Sqn, which was shot down into the Bay of Bengal during a raid against the Andaman Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

06-Jun

FAULKNER, GEORGE  (J/47869); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH326 of No 357 Sqn, which was shot down into the Bay of Bengal during a raid against the Andaman Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

06-Jun

GIESBRECHT, REINHOLD  (R/278843); age 20 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH326 of No 357 Sqn, which was shot down into the Bay of Bengal during a raid against the Andaman Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

06-Jun

McLEOD, WILLIAM PETER  (J/47871); age 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH326 of No 357 Sqn, which was shot down into the Bay of Bengal during a raid against the Andaman Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

06-Jun

PERRON, JOSEPH JEAN PAUL  (J/47344); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH326 of No 357 Sqn, which was shot down into the Bay of Bengal during a raid against the Andaman Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

06-Jun

REEVE, WILLIAM WALKER  (J/47321); age 29 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH326 of No 357 Sqn, which was shot down into the Bay of Bengal during a raid against the Andaman Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

06-Jun

TIMMERMANS, ARIE FRANK  (J/12779); age 28 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH326 of No 357 Sqn, which was shot down into the Bay of Bengal during a raid against the Andaman Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

06-Jun

ROOK, ARTHUR REGINALD  (863301); age 40 AuxAF

LAC

He was serving with No 5001 at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

06-Jun

TAYLOR, JAMES  (1158919); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 5024 (Airfield Construction) Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Lichfield.  He is buried in Wolstanton (St Margaret) Churchyard

06-Jun

DAVIES, PHILIP EDMUND  (90832); age 39 AuxAF

Sqn Ldr

He was serving with the RAF Base Accounts Office and was killed whilst flying in Mitchell, FE203 of No ?, which .  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

06-Jun

SHERFIELD, ALFRED JACK  (1228170); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 185 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

06-Jun

McCULLOCH, RONALD  (1012206); age 31 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 302 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

06-Jun

RITCHIE, ROBERT  (966624); age 23 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving with No 322 MU and was proceeding on leave when he fell ill on the train.  He was removed to CMH Bareillly on the evening of 23 May 1945, where he was successfully operated on for appendicitis.  Despite his recovery being fairly normal, he contracted broncho-pneumonia from which he died.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

06-Jun

WINSTANLEY, ERNEST  (1057700); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 575 AMES when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

06-Jun

MEIKLE, COLIN CAMPBELL  (1604174); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IV, LD797 of No 8 FU, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing after running out of fuel having become lost on a flight from Lahore to Poona.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

06-Jun

YOUSEEF MURAD  (6384); age Unknown IL

Cpl

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

06-Jun

KELLY, LOUIS JOSEPH  (J/88916); age 26 RCAF

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Milltown at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Trinity) Cemetery, Broadhill Extension

06-Jun

CAYTON, THOMAS ARTHUR  (1439318); age 22 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 Aled.  He is buried in Hampstead Cemetery

06-Jun

COOK, ALEXANDER  (1562291); age 42 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 Cirencester.  He is buried in Dundee Eastern Necropolis

06-Jun

SLATER, THOMAS  (1476349); age 38 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 Derby.  He is buried in Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery

06-Jun

HUMMERSTON, GEORGE AUGUSTUS  (1079453); age 33 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 Edmonton.  He is buried in Biggin Hill Cemetery

06-Jun

KING, HUBERT MARTIN  (347867); age 43 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 Liverpool N.  He is buried in Meliden (St Melydd) Churchyard

06-Jun

STIRLING, HUBERT WALTER  (900935); age 22 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 Plymouth.  He is buried in Kingswood (St Andrew) Churchyard

07-Jun

MacLEOD, JOHN ANGUS  (196469); age 24 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was serving with No 93 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery

07-Jun

HESLOP, WILLIAM ALLAN  (1333324); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 131 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

07-Jun

BATES, EDGAR CYRIL SHIPLEY  (618731); age 27 RAF

AC1

He had been serving with No 211 when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being force marches across Java.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

07-Jun

BOUCAUT, PETER LE REY  (417450); age 22 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN254 of No 215 Sqn, which crashed out of control north-west of Agartala after part of the wing broke away whilst flying in cu-num cloud.  He is buried in Maymamati War Cemetery

07-Jun

GIBB, GORDON KEITH  (430516); age 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN254 of No 215 Sqn, which crashed out of control north-west of Agartala after part of the wing broke away whilst flying in cu-num cloud.  He is buried in Maymamati War Cemetery

07-Jun

COYLE, LEONARD  (1182983); age 25 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN254 of No 215 Sqn, which crashed out of control north-west of Agartala after part of the wing broke away whilst flying in cu-num cloud.  He is buried in Maymamati War Cemetery

07-Jun

SANDFORD, HENRY NORMAN  (1496686); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN254 of No 215 Sqn, which crashed out of control north-west of Agartala after part of the wing broke away whilst flying in cu-num cloud.  He is buried in Maymamati War Cemetery

07-Jun

SANDILANDS, THOMAS FREDERICK  (1474071); age 36 RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN254 of No 215 Sqn, which crashed out of control north-west of Agartala after part of the wing broke away whilst flying in cu-num cloud.  He is buried in Maymamati War Cemetery

07-Jun

STEPHEN, ANDREW  (1561152); age 32 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN254 of No 215 Sqn, which crashed out of control north-west of Agartala after part of the wing broke away whilst flying in cu-num cloud.  He is buried in Maymamati War Cemetery

07-Jun

WYNNE, RONALD  (1685260); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN254 of No 215 Sqn, which crashed out of control north-west of Agartala after part of the wing broke away whilst flying in cu-num cloud.  He is buried in Maymamati War Cemetery

07-Jun

PAYNE, WILLIAM ERNEST  (995058); age 30 RAF

LAC

He had been serving with No 221 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

07-Jun

DE COURCY, THOMAS JOSEPH DFC (J/17641); age 23 RCAF

Sqn Ldr

He was serving with No 443 Sqn and was killed in a car accident at Treide near Hamburg.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

07-Jun

WOODHOUSE, THOMAS  (55003); age 27 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XI, PL841 of No 681 Sqn, which failed to return from photo recce sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

07-Jun

COLES, WILLIAM GEORGE  (1403885); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2731 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

07-Jun

VICKERMAN, HERBERT  (516884); age 31 RAF

Sgt

He was serving in the Far East (unit unknown) when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being force marched across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

07-Jun

BURROUGHS, JOHN GEORGE  (746177); age 25 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the Far East (unit unknown) 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

07-Jun

MILLER, DENNIS CHARLES  (637570); age 23 RAF

LAC

He had been serving with No 151 MU 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

07-Jun

WILSON, ROY BOSWORTH  (1583830); age 21 RAFVR

AC2

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

07-Jun

HUTTON, JACK  (R/210829); age 32 RCAF

LAC

He was serving with No 39 Wing Rest Camp at the time of his death, which was due to him being accidentally drowned whilst on duty.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

07-Jun

ARMITAGE, BRIAN JOSEPH LINCOLN  (187356); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXX, MT479 of No 4 FU, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing following an engine failure during a ferry flight.  He is buried in Mornay Communal Cemetery

07-Jun

STREET, CHARLES HADDON  (1659623); age 40 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 49 SP at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

07-Jun

HOWARD, JAMES ROBERT  (1624902); age 30 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP901 of No 81 OTU, which crashed out of control on its second attempt to land on its return from a night cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Askern Cemetery

07-Jun

PICKOVER, JOHN ROBERT  (702329); age 26 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP901 of No 81 OTU, which crashed out of control on its second attempt to land on its return from a night cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Earby (Wheatlands) Cemetery

07-Jun

SYMONDS, WILLIAM ROBERT  (1629992); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP901 of No 81 OTU, which crashed out of control on its second attempt to land on its return from a night cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Little Plumstead (SS. Gervasius and Protasius) Churchyard

07-Jun

FOSTER, EDWIN  (991523); age 27 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 81 RSU when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity, probably during a forced march across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

07-Jun

WHEELER, JOHN ALFRED  (842515); age 58 RAF

LAC

He was serving with No 901/5 at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Teddington Cemetery

07-Jun

SHAW, JOSHUA  (2225520); age 47 RAFVR

AC2

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

07-Jun

THURSTON, KENNETH CHARLES  (1090960); age 23 RAFVR

Cpl

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

07-Jun

ROSE, RONALD ERIC  (345206); age 43 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 Evesham.  He is buried in Leeds (Harehills) Cemetery

08-Jun

CONDON, PATRICK RONALD  (1622197); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KK167 of No 31 Sqn, which crashed and exploded east of Kyaukpyu after control was lost whilst flying in severe turbulence.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

08-Jun

FURLONG, EDWIN JOSEPH  (1653869); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KK167 of No 31 Sqn, which crashed and exploded east of Kyaukpyu after control was lost whilst flying in severe turbulence.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

08-Jun

SAUNDERS, LESLIE RICHARD  (1603744); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KK167 of No 31 Sqn, which crashed and exploded east of Kyaukpyu after control was lost whilst flying in severe turbulence.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

08-Jun

STEVENS, JACK  (1270932); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KK167 of No 31 Sqn, which crashed and exploded east of Kyaukpyu after control was lost whilst flying in severe turbulence.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

08-Jun

SCHURR, DONALD DEAN  (J/95434); age 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KK167 of No 31 Sqn, which crashed and exploded east of Kyaukpyu after control was lost whilst flying in severe turbulence.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

08-Jun

PARTRIDGE, MERVIN CHARLES  (426235); age 23 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXX, NT473 of No 151 Sqn, which crashed and burnt out after mistaking the lights of Falmouth Harbour for those of RAF Predanneck whilst attempting to make single engine landing following a GCI training exercise.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

08-Jun

TURNER, HARRY  (410757); age 26 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXX, NT473 of No 151 Sqn, which crashed and burnt out after mistaking the lights of Falmouth Harbour for those of RAF Predanneck whilst attempting to make single engine landing following a GCI training exercise.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

08-Jun

JENNER, LEONARD DENNIS HARVEY  (179052); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PV314 of No 241 Sqn, which collided with another aircraft but further details are not known.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

08-Jun

GREGSON, FRANK  (11072); age 28 RAAF

Cpl

He was serving as a Fitter II with No 456 Sqn and died in hospital at Haywards Heath from tuberculosis meningitis.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

08-Jun

CHASE, RAYMOND EUSTACE GORDON  (1681985); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor III, EE288 of No 504 Sqn, which stalled from about 4,500 ft and crashed near Colerne whilst carrying out aerobatics.  He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery

08-Jun

PORTWAY, JOHN CHARLES  (1385470); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, PG502 6T-J of No 608 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a building whilst attempting at Downham Market on its return from a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery

08-Jun

STEPHEN, EDWARD SCOTT  (1588197); age 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, PG502 6T-J of No 608 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a building whilst attempting at Downham Market on its return from a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Moston (St Joseph's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

08-Jun

BAKAS, Kazimierz Tadeusz (P.705561); age 30 PAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, PH145  of No 691 Sqn, which flew into high tension cables at South Brent, Devon during a height finding exercise with a Royal Naval Destroyer whilst carrying out unauthorised low flying.  He is buried in Plymouth (Weston Mill) Cemetery

08-Jun

HEAPS, CYRIL PARKIN  (1692753); age 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, PH145  of No 691 Sqn, which flew into high tension cables at South Brent, Devon during a height finding exercise with a Royal Naval Destroyer whilst carrying out unauthorised low flying.  He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery

08-Jun

McLEAN, JOHN  (1558597); age 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2781 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

08-Jun

BREACH, WILLIAM JOHN  (1545704); age 43 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 5012 (Airfield Construction) Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Munster Heath War Cemetery

08-Jun

ATKINS, RONALD FREDERICK  (1894040); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN690 of No 11 OTU, which probably came down in the sea about 30 miles off Flamborough Head during a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jun

KINGHAM, PETER RONALD JAMES  (1809598); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN690 of No 11 OTU, which probably came down in the sea about 30 miles off Flamborough Head during a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jun

LAUENER, GEOFFREY CHARLES HENRI  (3034709); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN690 of No 11 OTU, which probably came down in the sea about 30 miles off Flamborough Head during a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jun

LISTER, COLIN JOHN HILL  (1649530); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN690 of No 11 OTU, which probably came down in the sea about 30 miles off Flamborough Head during a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jun

KINGSBURY, ALLAN ALBERT  (2064); age 24 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN690 of No 11 OTU, which probably came down in the sea about 30 miles off Flamborough Head during a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

08-Jun

SIMPSON, DAVID  (193270); age 20 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, 5343 of No 22 AS, which spun into the ground near Bronkhorstspruit.  He is buried in Thaba Tshwane (New) Military Cemetery

08-Jun

PALLECK, JOHN PATRICK FRANCIS  (J/47443); age 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN591 of No 24 OTU, which .  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

08-Jun

CLARE, VICTOR HENRY  (1605068); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP203 of No 48 MU, which crashed after hitting a church steeple whilst attempting a three engined overshoot after ATC fired a red Verey signal.  He is buried in Fulford Cemetery

08-Jun

CRUICKSHANKS, IAN JAMES ALEXANDER  (80819); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JP203 of No 48 MU, which crashed after hitting a church steeple whilst attempting a three engined overshoot after ATC fired a red Verey signal.  He is buried in Leamington (Milverton) Cemetery

08-Jun

BAUER, LAVERGNE HENRY  (R/142913); age 40 RCAF

LAC

He was serving with No 6414 SE when he died from methyl alcohol poisoning at Luneburg whilst on duty.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

08-Jun

WALLBRIDGE, HAROLD ROBERT  (R/116425); age 23 RCAF

LAC

He was serving with No 6414 SE when he died from methyl alcohol poisoning at Luneburg whilst on duty.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

08-Jun

PONTINIE, J V FFAF (); age  FFAF

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIB, FX433 of No 7 SFTS, which stalled and crashed whilst carrying out unauthorised 'dog-fighting' below 1,000 ft with another Harvard during a formation flying detail.  

08-Jun

DOYLE, KEVIN NORMAN  (423450); age 21 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIB, FX433 of No 7 SFTS, which stalled and crashed whilst carrying out unauthorised 'dog-fighting' below 1,000 ft with another Harvard during a formation flying detail.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

08-Jun

COOK, THOMAS VICTOR  (1611793); age 28 RAFVR

AC2

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

08-Jun

BAILEY, BENJAMIN LAWRENCE  (757023); age 39 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving at RAF Kluang 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

08-Jun

RICKARD, THOMAS  (1271734); age 27 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving at RAF Seleter when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity, probably during a forced march across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

08-Jun

ALCOCK, THOMAS  (968548); age 29 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 Fylde.  He is buried in Blackburn Cemetery

08-Jun

FARRELL, THOMAS LAURENCE CHRISTOPHER  (1797500); age 23 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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Dean's Grange Cemetery

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