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Casualties - 26 - 30 June 1945


26-Jun

CRAVEN, GEORGE PHILIP  (1685324); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN218 of No 117 Sqn, which broke up in cu-nim cloud whilst flying on one engine following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Jun

DAVIES, ALEC YOULTON  (1268125); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN218 of No 117 Sqn, which broke up in cu-nim cloud whilst flying on one engine following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Jun

HOLT, RONALD THOMAS WILLIAM  (165389); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN218 of No 117 Sqn, which broke up in cu-nim cloud whilst flying on one engine following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Jun

STEVENS, WILLIAM GEORGE  (1852685); age 19 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN218 of No 117 Sqn, which broke up in cu-nim cloud whilst flying on one engine following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Jun

BRADLY, WILLIAM STANLEY  (J/93405); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN218 of No 117 Sqn, which broke up in cu-nim cloud whilst flying on one engine following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Jun

RUSSELL, MAXWELL ALVIN  (J/92258); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN218 of No 117 Sqn, which broke up in cu-nim cloud whilst flying on one engine following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Jun

WILLIS, HENRY CLAUDE  (189940); age 22 RAFVR

Plt Off

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Mosquito XXV, KB531 of No 614 Sqn, which spun and dived into the sea off Malta having failed to take the correct actions following an engine failure.  He managed to abandon the aircraft but his parachute was damaged.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery

26-Jun

JAY, WALTER EDWARD  (425397); age 20 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXV, KB531 of No 614 Sqn, which spun and dived into the sea off Malta having failed to take the correct actions following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

26-Jun

LINGE, ALFRED JAMES  (142610); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

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

26-Jun

FENTON, STANLEY  (948478); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 240 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

26-Jun

BAYSTON, JOHN CHARLES ERIC  (57074); age 23 RAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FZ583 of No 6 OTU, which was lost on this date, but details have been found.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

26-Jun

SORFLEET, DANIEL VICTOR  (1625696); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FZ583 of No 6 OTU, which was lost on this date, but details have been found.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

26-Jun

WILTON, CHARLES ARTHUR JOHN  (1609589); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FZ583 of No 6 OTU, which was lost on this date, but details have been found.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

26-Jun

STEPHENSON, ROBERT DAVID BRACEY  (196687); age 33 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was serving with No 61 SP at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Forli War Cemetery

26-Jun

LEWIS, THEOS LLEWELLYN  (J/6639); age 29 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, EK432 of No 83 GSU, which dived into the ground after the undercarriage doors broke loose during a simulated rocket firing exercise.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

26-Jun

HANCOCK, ALBERT  (2248821); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

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

26-Jun

ALLEN, FRANK GEORGE  (510948); age Unknown RAF

Flt Sgt

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

26-Jun

RIPLEY, KENNETH HINCHLIFFE  (1090066); age 24 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 Leeds.  He is buried in Leeds (Lawns Wood) Cemetery

27-Jun

FAHEY, EDWIN ANTHONY  (413713); age 24 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN602 of No 117 Sqn, which was lost on this date, but the cause is unknown.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-Jun

BALL, RICHARD BEART  (1320457); age 32 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN602 of No 117 Sqn, which was lost on this date, but the cause is unknown.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-Jun

COOPER, ARTHUR WALVIN  (1819819); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN602 of No 117 Sqn, which was lost on this date, but the cause is unknown.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-Jun

KENT, ANTONY CHARLES  (179998); age 30 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN602 of No 117 Sqn, which was lost on this date, but the cause is unknown.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-Jun

O'REILLY, HAROLD MATTHEW  (J/43273); age 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN602 of No 117 Sqn, which was lost on this date, but the cause is unknown.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-Jun

WRIGHT, GEOFFREY HAROLD  (167376); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 215 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Rawalpindi War Cemetery

27-Jun

BENN, EDWARD  (1080445); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IVB, JX435 of No 240 Sqn, which overturned and sank whilst landing in rough sea near Keeling and the Cocos Islands.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery

27-Jun

BUTLER, ERIC HENRY JOHN  (1866566); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IVB, JX435 of No 240 Sqn, which overturned and sank whilst landing in rough sea near Keeling and the Cocos Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-Jun

DENMARK, EDWARD WILLIAM GEORGE  (1294159); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IVB, JX435 of No 240 Sqn, which overturned and sank whilst landing in rough sea near Keeling and the Cocos Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-Jun

FREEMAN, ERIC JOHN  (1320699); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IVB, JX435 of No 240 Sqn, which overturned and sank whilst landing in rough sea near Keeling and the Cocos Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-Jun

HAWORTH, FRED  (1199771); age 24 RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IVB, JX435 of No 240 Sqn, which overturned and sank whilst landing in rough sea near Keeling and the Cocos Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-Jun

PARAMORE, DAVID JAMES JOHN  (1581676); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IVB, JX435 of No 240 Sqn, which overturned and sank whilst landing in rough sea near Keeling and the Cocos Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-Jun

SIMS, GEOFFREY  (982448); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IVB, JX435 of No 240 Sqn, which overturned and sank whilst landing in rough sea near Keeling and the Cocos Islands.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery

27-Jun

SPEARING, ERIC GEORGE  (1585079); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IVB, JX435 of No 240 Sqn, which overturned and sank whilst landing in rough sea near Keeling and the Cocos Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-Jun

MARSHALL, FRANCIS ARTHUR  (J/95597); age 23 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IVB, JX435 of No 240 Sqn, which overturned and sank whilst landing in rough sea near Keeling and the Cocos Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-Jun

HARTNELL, JAMES MAURICE  (1419440); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2795 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Pontypridd.  He is buried in Mountain Ash (Abercynon) Cemetery

27-Jun

FRENCH, RAYMOND  (1099931); age 19 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2822 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Aarhus West Cemetery

27-Jun

WILLMOTH, ALFRED WILLIAM  (957899); age 29 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving in the Far East 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

27-Jun

COVINGTON, FRANK  (2246232); 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 Camberwell.  He is buried in Lambeth Cemetery

27-Jun

BARRETT, JOHN LEWIS  (1288987); age 34 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 Cheltenham.  He is buried in East Finchley Cemetery and St Marylebone Crematorium

27-Jun

DUNBAR, THOMAS GUILD  (1522674); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died at East Fortune Railway Station from natural cause and he had been suffering from abnormal enlargement of the thyrus gland.  He is buried in Dalnottar Cemetery.

28-Jun

EXLEY, ARNOLD  (153487); age 26 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, KG334 of No 27 Sqn, which was lost over the jungle whilst searching for a missing Liberator.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

28-Jun

JONES, RICHARD EDWARD  (151710); age 28 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, KG334 of No 27 Sqn, which was lost over the jungle whilst searching for a missing Liberator.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

28-Jun

SUTHERLAND, IRA ALLISON DFC (402909); age 32 RNZAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF582 of No 110 Sqn, which probably broke up in the air during a flight from Akyab to Kinmagen.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

28-Jun

AYTON, GORDON FREDERICK  (51167); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB 26, KA317 of No 45 Grp DF, which crashed at Ballinduff, Liffatulla, Ardrahan on a delivery flight from Canada.  He is buried in East Dereham Cemetery

28-Jun

PARISH, ARTHUR JAMES FREDERICK  (195575); age Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIA, EX111 of No 73 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames probably after stalling whilst practising low flying in poor weather.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery

28-Jun

WHELAN, GERALD  (193295); age 20 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIA, EX111 of No 73 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames probably after stalling whilst practising low flying in poor weather.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery

28-Jun

COX, LEONARD PETER  (71196); age 25 RAF

Flt Lt

He was serving with HQ 2 TAF at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Celle War Cemetery

28-Jun

FYNN, IVOR DE BERDT CLIFFORD ED (80003); age 35 RAFVR

Flt Lt

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

28-Jun

WICKHAM, RICHARD FRANCIS ERNEST  (74578); age 59 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, which may have occurred in the RAF Hospital at Halton, his death being registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard

28-Jun

COUCH, MATTHEW MEIKLE  (1370537); age 37 RAFVR

Cpl

He had probably been discharged from RAF and was working as a house painter when he died of a Cerebral Haemorrhage and Monocytic Leukaemia at his home in Forth View, Musselburgh.  He is buried in Inveresk Parish Churchyard.

28-Jun

LOWE, GEORGE CYRIL  (1113671); age 40 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 Wigan.  He is buried in Wrightington (St James the Great) Churchyard

29-Jun

PEARCE, KENNETH GEORGE  (573986); age 23 RAF

LAC

He had been serving with No 62 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Palembang.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

29-Jun

BRYANT, ERNEST WILLIAM  (1185504); age 30 RAFVR

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

29-Jun

LOWCOCK, GEOFFREY  (1432334); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR554 of No 211 Sqn, which crashed out of control during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

29-Jun

WILKES, WILLIAM  (1575737); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR554 of No 211 Sqn, which crashed out of control during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

29-Jun

LUGG, SIDNEY JOHN PENTROSE  (1354463); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was serving with No 620 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Penzance.  He is buried in St Buryan Church Cemetery

29-Jun

FORGAN, THOMAS DOUGLAS  (156747); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, HL718 of No 668 Sqn, which crashed and burnt out whilst carrying unauthorised low flying during a ferry flight.  He is buried in Rawalpindi War Cemetery

29-Jun

VICKERS, ROBERT STANLEY  (163948); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, HL718 of No 668 Sqn, which crashed and burnt out whilst carrying unauthorised low flying during a ferry flight.  He is buried in Rawalpindi War Cemetery

29-Jun

STEWARD, VICTOR HORACE VERNON  (548366); age 27 RAF

Cpl

He was serving with No 31 AFBB at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata

29-Jun

WINSTANLEY, JAMES  (1057286); age 24 RAFVR

Sgt

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

29-Jun

ECCLES, WALTER  (1021858); age 25 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 Lancaster.  He is buried in Clayton-le-Moors (St Mary) Roman Catholic Churchyard

29-Jun

DUKE, STANLEY GEORGE  (640975); age 24 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 Redruth.  He is buried in North Petherwyn (St Paternus) Churchyard

29-Jun

ROBSON, ETHEL VICTORIA MAY  (2089872); age 25 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 South Shields.  She is buried in South Shields (Harton) Cemetery

29-Jun

WILSON, ROBERT TULLIS  (76373); age 57 RAF

Flt Lt

He had probably been discharged from the RAF at the time of his death as he is described as a Stockbroker, and died at Octavia Terrace, Greenock from Bronchial Carcinoma.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-Jun

ELLERTON, JAMES LAWRENCE  (613380); age 25 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 67 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

30-Jun

BOOTS, WILLIAM JOHN  (170473); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, RB366 of No 182 Sqn, which was hit by SW407 during a section landing having reported a burst tyre.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

30-Jun

GOLLOP, WALTER DAVID  (1317118); age 24 RAFVR

AC1

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

30-Jun

RICHARDS, PETER ARNOLD  (907926); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably captured on 15 May 1945 whilst flying in Liberator VI, EV945 of No 354 Sqn, which was lost off the Nicobar Islands during a shipping recce and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Camorta.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

30-Jun

KIDD, ERNEST  (870215); age 50 AuxAF

AC2

He was serving with No 939 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Sheffield.  He is buried in Sheffield (City Road) Cemetery

30-Jun

BUERS, GEOFFREY FRANK  (1380980); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KN768 of No 6 FU, which crashed on take off from Dorval on a ferry flight to India because it was lifted off in a semi-stalled condition.  He is buried in Montreal (Mount Royal) Cemetery

30-Jun

CHAPPELL, GEORGE EDWARD  (1589541); age 30 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KN768 of No 6 FU, which crashed on take off from Dorval on a ferry flight to India because it was lifted off in a semi-stalled condition.  He is buried in Montreal (Mount Royal) Cemetery

30-Jun

FURNESS, ALLAN THOMAS  (1564511); age 27 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KN768 of No 6 FU, which crashed on take off from Dorval on a ferry flight to India because it was lifted off in a semi-stalled condition.  He is buried in Winnipeg (Old Kildonan) Presbyterian Cemetery

30-Jun

PLATT, IVOR RALPH  (1807448); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KN768 of No 6 FU, which crashed on take off from Dorval on a ferry flight to India because it was lifted off in a semi-stalled condition.  He is buried in Montreal Baron de Hirsch Memorial Park

30-Jun

SOUTHWELL, DERRICK WILLIAM  (153243); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KN768 of No 6 FU, which crashed on take off from Dorval on a ferry flight to India because it was lifted off in a semi-stalled condition.  He is buried in Montreal (Mount Royal) Cemetery

30-Jun

WINKLEY, JOHN ALBERT  (167223); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KN768 of No 6 FU, which crashed on take off from Dorval on a ferry flight to India because it was lifted off in a semi-stalled condition.  He is buried in Montreal (Mount Royal) Cemetery

30-Jun

LAWRENCE, GEORGE  (1054550); age 25 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 901 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

30-Jun

STAUB, RAYMOND HAROLD  (162212); age 21 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9162 of the Aden Comm Flt, which crashed and burnt out shortly after take off from Beihan in Saudi Arabia.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery

30-Jun

FARNISH, GEOFFREY GEORGE  (1237791); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No Aden Comm Flt when Hudson III, V9162.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery

30-Jun

RICHARDSON, JAMES ROSS  (189100); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9162 of the Aden Comm Flt, which crashed and burnt out shortly after take off from Beihan in Saudi Arabia.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery

30-Jun

STEADMAN, GRAHAM ARTHUR  (169596); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9162 of the Aden Comm Flt, which crashed and burnt out shortly after take off from Beihan in Saudi Arabia.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery

30-Jun

LEWIS, ALAN RHODES  (1098588); age 22 RAFVR

AC1

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

30-Jun

DAVIES, WILLIAM HAROLD  (1675182); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

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

30-Jun

MAHON, EUGENE OWEN  (935920); age 37 RAFVR

Cpl

He had been serving at RAF Seletar when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being force marched across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Jun

RAMSAY, HAROLD JOHN  (1269585); age 25 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving at RAF Seletar when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being force marched across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Jun

WANLESS, The Rev. JOHN THIRLWELL  (77336); age Unknown RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He had been serving at RAF Seletar when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being force marched across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Jun

GRUSZKA, Jozef (); age 30 PAF

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 Northumberland Central.  He is buried in Morpeth (SS Mary and James) Churchyard

30-Jun

MacMURRICH, JOHN HOUSTON  (1014514); age 25 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at St Andrew's Home, Millport, Ayrshire from Vertebral Tuberculosis.  He is buried in Paisley (Hawkhead) Cemetery.

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