Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation


Home Page

Main Menu

Quick Menu

Members' Area

What New?

About this site

Reunions

Help Needed?

Glossary

Bibliography

Sign Guest Book

View Guest Book

Link to Amazon

Online Store

Contact Me


Casualties - 1 - 12 July 1945


01-Jul

FORREST, GAVIN BROWNING  (654454); age 24 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NX583 IQ-T of No 150 Sqn, which swung on landing and crashed into a hanger at Hemswell whilst attempting a three engined overshoot.  He is buried in Carluke (Wilton) Cemetery

01-Jul

LEACH, PATRICK GEORGE  (1602533); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NX583 IQ-T of No 150 Sqn, which swung on landing and crashed into a hanger at Hemswell whilst attempting a three engined overshoot.  He is buried in Southampton Old Cemetery

01-Jul

PLANE, LEONARD  (190669); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NX583 IQ-T of No 150 Sqn, which swung on landing and crashed into a hanger at Hemswell whilst attempting a three engined overshoot.  He is buried in Manchester (Gorton) Cemetery

01-Jul

SMITH, STANLEY  (1338304); age 31 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NX583 IQ-T of No 150 Sqn, which swung on landing and crashed into a hanger at Hemswell whilst attempting a three engined overshoot.  He is buried in Harpswell (St Chad) Churchyard

01-Jul

HENDERSON, NEIL  (137871); age 35 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 2809 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

01-Jul

COREY, HUGH  (1501806); age 32 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving with No 10 SP at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

01-Jul

MEPHAM, WILLIAM JAMES  (159575); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito III, W4053 of No 16 OTU, which skidded into a tree and burst into flames after the undercarriage was raised in an attempt to stop a swing on a single engined landing.  He is buried in Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery

01-Jul

ADDISON-SCOTT, WILLIAM GEORGE (); age 29 RNVR

Lt (A)

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito III, W4053 of No 16 OTU, which skidded into a tree and burst into flames after the undercarriage was raised in an attempt to stop a swing on a single engined landing.  

01-Jul

WITHERSPOON, SIDNEY GEORGE  (1393612); age 34 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB26, KA316 of No 6 FU, which dived into the ground whilst attempting to make an emergency landing having suffered an engine failure on take-off.  He is buried in Metis Beach (United Church) Cemetery

01-Jul

SOPUCK , VLADIMIR JOSEPH  (J/24247); age 24 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB26, KA316 of No 6 FU, which dived into the ground whilst attempting to make an emergency landing having suffered an engine failure on take-off.  He is buried in Montreal (Mount Royal) Cemetery

01-Jul

PIMBLETT, ERIC  (572595); age 24 RAF

Cpl

He had been serving with No 81 RSU 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

01-Jul

MILLER, JOHN WILLIAM  (533378); age 28 RAF

Sgt

He had been serving with No 81 RSU 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

01-Jul

DAWSON, DOUGLAS  (548028); age 26 RAF

Sgt

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

01-Jul

FORSYTH, CHARLES HUGH JAMES  (1550616); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH255 of the Med/ME Comm Sqn, which crashed near Linate after flying into a rain cloud whilst attempting to land in very poor conditions.  He is buried in Milan War Cemetery

01-Jul

GREEN, JAMES FREDERICK STANLEY  (1890799); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH255 of the Med/ME Comm Sqn, which crashed near Linate after flying into a rain cloud whilst attempting to land in very poor conditions.  He is buried in Milan War Cemetery

01-Jul

HURST, HENRY JOHN  (162074); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH255 of the Med/ME Comm Sqn, which crashed near Linate after flying into a rain cloud whilst attempting to land in very poor conditions.  He is buried in Milan War Cemetery

01-Jul

CLARK, JAMES MICHAEL ROBERT  (1010928); age 29 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 Birmingham.  He is buried in Oscott College Cemetery, Birmingham

01-Jul

MACMILLAN, DONALD  (1332784); age 25 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 Chelmsford.  He is buried in Clacton Cemetery

01-Jul

MAITLAND-HERIOT, FRANK REGINALD  (140906); age 25 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 Hendon.  He is buried in St Pancras Cemetery

01-Jul

HANDLEY, DENNIS WILLIAM  (1094220); 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 Leeds.  He is buried in Bramley Baptist Chapelyard

01-Jul

WATERS, SYDNEY RUSHWORTH  (626690); age 25 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 Newport.  He is buried in Abercarn Cemetery

01-Jul

LEIGH, JOHN  (1533770); age 25 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 St Ives.  He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery

02-Jul

LANE, HENRY  (3006038); age 20 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving with No 52 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata

02-Jul

FELTHAM, MONTAGUE ROY  (1211363); age 24 RAF

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

02-Jul

HOPES, JACK  (1550365); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF779 of No 211 Sqn, which crashed whilst pulling out too late from a practice dive bombing attack.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

02-Jul

WEBSTER, KENNETH  (1455066); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF779 of No 211 Sqn, which crashed whilst pulling out too late from a practice dive bombing attack.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

02-Jul

WILSON-NORTH, OSCAR  (163152); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang IV, KM116 of No 213 Sqn, which crashed near Ostuni in Italy in two parts probably as the  result of a structural failure.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

02-Jul

BRIGGS, JACK  (1622995); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KK189 of No 267 Sqn, which hit the sea and burst into flames whilst making a low supply drop over Akyab Harbour.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

02-Jul

GREENSLADE, CLIFFORD  (199508); age 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KK189 of No 267 Sqn, which hit the sea and burst into flames whilst making a low supply drop over Akyab Harbour.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

02-Jul

NEWSOME, RONALD  (1081851); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KK189 of No 267 Sqn, which hit the sea and burst into flames whilst making a low supply drop over Akyab Harbour.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

02-Jul

WALTON, WILLIAM HENRY  (1443476); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KK189 of No 267 Sqn, which hit the sea and burst into flames whilst making a low supply drop over Akyab Harbour.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

02-Jul

HAALAND, TARE RNoAF (); age 

Lt (A)

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF647 of No 334 Sqn, which struck the water whilst making a dummy attack on a fishing vessel in Larviks Fjord.  

02-Jul

PROCTOR, ALAN JAMES  (418174); age 23 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 452 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

02-Jul

STAIT, FREEMAN PHILLIP  (1626778); age 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2729 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Greenwich.  He is buried in Mortlake Cemetery

02-Jul

BORRETT, CLAUDE CHARLES  (1225463); 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 Palembang.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

02-Jul

JACKLIN, JOHN ARTHUR  (1116011); 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

02-Jul

TOD, RICHARD DOUGLAS  (1000558); age 32 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 117 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery

02-Jul

RUTLEDGE , FREDERICK DUNLOP  (426164); age 21 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN344 of No 1315 Flt, which was lost on a flight to New Guinea, reason unknown.  His body was found later but when is not known.  He is buried in Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery

02-Jul

YOUNG , CHARLES RAYMOND KERFERD  (425802); age 21 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN344 of No 1315 Flt, which was lost on a flight to New Guinea, reason unknown.  His body was found later but when is not known.  He is buried in Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery

02-Jul

BEVAN, KENNETH CLEMENT  (1140088); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN344 of No 1315 Flt, which was lost on a flight to New Guinea, reason unknown.  His body was found later but when is not known.  He is buried in Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery

02-Jul

McKINNON, WILLIAM ROBERT  (984869); age 46 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died from lung cancer in the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Comely Bank) Cemetery.

03-Jul

CRITTENDEN, HERBERT HENRY  (1270410); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

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 Kuching.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

03-Jul

VAN DER POL, HENDRICK JOHN  (53971); age 24 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF600 of No 110 Sqn, which crashed on take off after getting airborne prematurely and suffering an engine failure, it was destroyed by fire.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

03-Jul

GORDON, JAMES  (1682053); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF600 of No 110 Sqn, which crashed on take off after getting airborne prematurely and suffering an engine failure, it was destroyed by fire.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

03-Jul

DOYLE, JAMES  (174041); age 24 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, SW278 AS-V of No 166 Sqn, which dived into the Bristol Channel during cross-country exercise and air-to-air firing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-Jul

BARLOW, GEORGE  (198280); age 32 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, SW278 AS-V of No 166 Sqn, which dived into the Bristol Channel during cross-country exercise and air-to-air firing practice.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

03-Jul

BUTLER, CHARLES EDWARD  (1807758); age 31 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, SW278 AS-V of No 166 Sqn, which dived into the Bristol Channel during cross-country exercise and air-to-air firing practice.  He is buried in Tottenham Cemetery

03-Jul

EDGE, WILLIAM FREDERICK GEORGE  (1817983); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, SW278 AS-V of No 166 Sqn, which dived into the Bristol Channel during cross-country exercise and air-to-air firing practice.  He is buried in Waterfall (SS. James and Bartholomew) Churchyard

03-Jul

GIBSON, WILLIAM  (3007622); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, SW278 AS-V of No 166 Sqn, which dived into the Bristol Channel during cross-country exercise and air-to-air firing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

03-Jul

KIRSCHNER, AINSLEY RUPERT  (1600924); age 28 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, SW278 AS-V of No 166 Sqn, which dived into the Bristol Channel during cross-country exercise and air-to-air firing practice.  He is buried in Portsdown (Christ Church) Military Cemetery

03-Jul

SULLIVAN, RONALD JOSEPH  (1336564); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, SW278 AS-V of No 166 Sqn, which dived into the Bristol Channel during cross-country exercise and air-to-air firing practice.  He is buried in Lewisham (Hither Green) Cemetery

03-Jul

TEUBERT, Witold Henryk (P.794380); age 28 PAF

WO

He was serving with No 304 when he died of heart attack.  He is buried in Blackpool (Layton) Cemetery.

03-Jul

JOHNSON, DOUGLAS NORMAN  (133387); age 28 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito B25, KB416 AZ-P of No 627 Sqn, which Crashed out of control whilst attempting an overshoot on one engine resulting from an engine failure during a GEE exercise.  He is buried in Southport (Duke Street) Cemetery

03-Jul

ALLAN, ARTHUR KENNETH  (167796); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, KG880 or KH107 of No 5 OTU, which .  He is buried in Matsqui (Hazelwood) Cemetery

03-Jul

BATLEY, TREVOR  (176230); age 23 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, KG880 or KH107 or a Canadian registered aircraft of No 5 OTU, which .  He is buried in Matsqui (Hazelwood) Cemetery

03-Jul

AVERY, ROBERT HARDY  (1672928); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, KG880 or KH107 or a Canadian registered aircraft of No 5 OTU, which .  He is buried in Matsqui (Hazelwood) Cemetery

03-Jul

GUNTER, PETER FOLEY  (188973); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, KG880 or KH107 or a Canadian registered aircraft of No 5 OTU, which .  He is buried in Matsqui (Hazelwood) Cemetery

03-Jul

MORRIS, GARNET WILFRED  (156771); age 29 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, KG880 or KH107 or a Canadian registered aircraft of No 5 OTU, which .  He is buried in Matsqui (Hazelwood) Cemetery

03-Jul

MURPHY, JOHN WILLIAM  (1083884); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, KG880 or KH107 or a Canadian registered aircraft of No 5 OTU, which .  He is buried in Toronto (St John's Norway) Cemetery

03-Jul

SINCLAIR, JOHN ALLEN  (110579); age 31 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, KG880 or KH107 or a Canadian registered aircraft of No 5 OTU, which .  He is buried in Matsqui (Hazelwood) Cemetery

03-Jul

SUGGATE, ALFRED CECIL  (1607162); age 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, KG880 or KH107 or a Canadian registered aircraft of No 5 OTU, which .  He is buried in Matsqui (Hazelwood) Cemetery

03-Jul

THOMAS, JOHN EVAN  (1836183); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, KG880 or KH107 or a Canadian registered aircraft of No 5 OTU, which .  He is buried in Matsqui (Hazelwood) Cemetery

03-Jul

BRAIK, ROBERT WILLIAM  (562423); age 33 RAF

Flt Sgt

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

03-Jul

CASTLE, LESLIE WALTER  (1388114); age 24 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 Dartford.  He is buried in Bexley Heath Cemetery

03-Jul

MENNIE, DAVID RITCHIE  (1368160); age 28 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as the result of a fractured skull and intracerebral haemorrhage.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Allenvale) Cemetery.

03-Jul

RADFORD, FREDERICK  (1799486); 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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery

03-Jul

HUNT, HERBERT  (1027311); age 32 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 Weston-super-Mare Cemetery

04-Jul

DALL, ROBERT JAMES  (41535); age 32 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, SN160 of No 33 Sqn, which crashed from a slow roll from below the minimum permitted altitude during an air test.  He is buried in Celle War Cemetery

04-Jul

PLATT, HAROLD  (171557); age 33 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, NH517 of No 130 Sqn, which struck a jetty whilst attempting a forced landing at Kjevik following an engine failure.  He is buried in Tveit Churchyard

04-Jul

BOWDEN, JOHN ALONZO  (362816); age Unknown RAF

Flt Sgt

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

04-Jul

KEATES, WILLIAM THOMAS  (1228818); age 38 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator IX, JT982 of No 231 Sqn, which was lost over the Atlantic on a VIP flight from Dorval to the UK.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-Jul

McLACHLAN, JOHN  (617258); age 24 RAF

LAC

He was serving with No 292 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Maymamati War Cemetery

04-Jul

TOMARZEWSKI, Tadeusz (P.793784); age 30 PAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, MB944  of No 316 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Worsted in Norfolk during a local flying exercise.  He is buried in New Hunstanton Cemetery

04-Jul

FORD, SIDNEY JAMES  (1380851); age 35 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ813 of No 111 OTU, which flew into the sea off the Bahamas during a Leigh Light training exercise.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

04-Jul

GREEN, LESLIE GEORGE  (1869527); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ813 of No 111 OTU, which flew into the sea off the Bahamas during a Leigh Light training exercise.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

04-Jul

LINDSEY, ERIC  (121120); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ813 of No 111 OTU, which flew into the sea off the Bahamas during a Leigh Light training exercise.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

04-Jul

MITCH, IVOR HENRY  (167599); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ813 of No 111 OTU, which flew into the sea off the Bahamas during a Leigh Light training exercise.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

04-Jul

RICHARDSON, HENRY CHALLONER  (1590830); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ813 of No 111 OTU, which flew into the sea off the Bahamas during a Leigh Light training exercise.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

04-Jul

ROBINSON, JOHN PETER GUYER  (166454); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ813 of No 111 OTU, which flew into the sea off the Bahamas during a Leigh Light training exercise.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

04-Jul

ROWSON, JOHN ERNEST  (1590878); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ813 of No 111 OTU, which flew into the sea off the Bahamas during a Leigh Light training exercise.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

04-Jul

THOMPSON , ALFRED RONALD  (416218); age 21 RNZAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ813 of No 111 OTU, which flew into the sea off the Bahamas during a Leigh Light training exercise.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

04-Jul

WALKER, JOHN  (1595699); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ814 of No 111 OTU, which flew into the sea off the Bahamas during a Leigh Light training exercise.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial.

04-Jul

McDOWELL, JOHN HAVELOCK WILSON  (1192254); age 33 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving with No 16 SP at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

04-Jul

DAVIES, RICHARD ALLAN  (1806598); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator V, BZ814 of No 111 OTU, which flew into the sea off the Bahamas during a Leigh Light training exercise.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial.

04-Jul

RICE, SEYMOUR BERTIE  (922950); age 30 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 6201 BD Flt and was killed at St Wendel, Germany, when German munitions exploded whilst being stacked for demolition.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery.

04-Jul

HILLS, JOHN  (77100); age Unknown RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was serving the Air Div AG Austria at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Rome War Cemetery

04-Jul

PLATER, DENIS WILLIAM  (1159095); age 25 RAFVR

Cpl

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

04-Jul

BELL, EMMERSON  (1156902); age 26 RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving at RAF Seleter 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

04-Jul

WOODWARD, ALBERT  (1619074); age 33 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and committed suicide in the sick quarters at Haddenham.  He is buried in St Helens Cemetery.

04-Jul

TURNER, CHARLES ERNEST  (1253208); age 50 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 Battersea.  He is buried in or was cremated at Wandsworth (Putney Vale) Cemetery and Crematorium

04-Jul

LEES, SIDNEY  (1827674); age 36 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 Carlisle.  He is buried in Stretford Cemetery

04-Jul

JUFFS, EDGAR CHARLES MBE (366133); age 35 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 Salisbury.  He is buried in Portsmouth (Highland Road) Cemetery

05-Jul

SPARK, BASIL DOUGLAS  (128904); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, RG651 of No 78 Sqn, which landed too far up the runway at Holme on Spalding Moor, ran off the end and into a ditch having swung to avoid some workmen but the undercarriage collapsed.  He is buried in Epsom Cemetery

05-Jul

SMITH, JAMES ARTHUR  (152262); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 263 Sqn and was killed in a motor accident.  He is buried in Celle War Cemetery.

05-Jul

BUTCHART, BRUCE FERGUSON  (437491); age 20 RAAF

WO

He was serving with No 667 Sqn when he was drowned whilst swimming in the sea at night near Haslar.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

05-Jul

BLACK, ROBERT LOUGHLAN GREENS  (1347515); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2748 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

05-Jul

NORMAN, LEONARD ALBERT  (1236623); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 351 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

05-Jul

POWELL, THOMAS ROBERT  (1272546); age 34 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 6201 BD Flt and was killed at Eudenbach, Germany, when German munitions exploded whilst being stacked.  He is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

05-Jul

COSSENS, ROBERT EDWARD  (1018560); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He was serving at RAF Seletar at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

05-Jul

GILMOUR, KENNETH McL.  (617295); age 30 RAF

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at Dr. Gray's Hospital in Elgin as the result of a severe laceration of the brain, caused by a fractured skull sustained in a road accident.  He is buried in Glasgow (Cardonald) Cemetery.

06-Jul

LEE, EDGAR HAROLD  (1453190); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, MV238 of No 17 Sqn, which flew into power cables whilst flying across a river at low level below the minimum briefed height.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

06-Jul

HANNA, WILLIAM JOHN  (J/43323); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire FR XIV, MV269 of No 414 Sqn, which crashed at Hegel in the Netherlands whilst flying in bad weather.  He is buried in Enschede Eastern General Cemetery

06-Jul

DAVIS, RONALD WILFRED CHARLES  (J/23818); age 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire FR XIV, MV314 of No 414 Sqn, which crashed at Ammeloe in Germany whilst flying in bad weather.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

06-Jul

KUZNICKI, Zdzislaw (P.708992); age 20 PAF

AC2

He was serving with No 5029 (P) Service Echelon at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Orpington (St Mary Cray) Cemetery

06-Jul

WARD, CHARLES WALTON  (916116); age 30 RAFVR

Cpl

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 Muna.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

06-Jul

JACKSON, GORDON EDWARD  (1549121); age 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 5783 MSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

06-Jul

CLIFTON, GEOFFREY JOHN  (1395290); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed after abandoning Mustang III, FZ181 of No 61 OTU, which entered a steep dive from 25,000 ft and broke up.  His parachute opened but at 8,000 ft the canopy collapsed.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

06-Jul

HASTINGS, ERIC  (1624513); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN673 of the GATU, which spun into the ground shortly after take-off whilst attempting a move into formation.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

06-Jul

CLARK, KENNETH EDWIN ARTHUR  (1406910); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

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

06-Jul

GAY, THOMAS JAMES  (524529); age 43 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 Bridgend.  He is buried in Merthyr Tydfil (Pant) Cemetery

06-Jul

WATTS, FRANCES JOAN  (475349); age 23 WAAF

ACW1

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

06-Jul

HARVEY, FRANK EDWARD  (1227671); age 38 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 Oxford.  He is buried in Oxford (Rose Hill) Cemetery

06-Jul

ROBERTS, TREVOR JAMES  (1408058); age 22 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 Oxford.  He is buried in Cardiff Western Cemetery

07-Jul

DOMIN, Zdzislaw (P.780832); age 36 PAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 318 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery

07-Jul

FRIESEN, WILMER JACOB  (J/27723); age 30 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN208 of No 436 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempted to descend in a break in the cloud.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

07-Jul

HARRISON, ALEXANDER ROSS WEIR  (C/42322); age 32 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN208 of No 436 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempted to descend in a break in the cloud.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

07-Jul

SMITH, SIDNEY HERBERT LODINGTON  (R/203685); age 22 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN208 of No 436 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempted to descend in a break in the cloud.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

07-Jul

CAMPBELL, WILLIAM CRAWFORD  (J/39896); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN208 of No 436 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempted to descend in a break in the cloud.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

07-Jul

JONES, EDGAR WILLIAM  (1033821); age 38 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 Palembang.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

07-Jul

BROWN, MAURICE CHARLES  (917817); age 25 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 153 MU when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Palembang.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

07-Jul

HARGREAVES, FRANCIS LESLIE  (130293); age 29 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 1561 (Met) Flt at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Yaba Cemetery

07-Jul

COOMBS, JOHN  (913650); age 31 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 2 MU when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst force marched across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

07-Jul

PAFFORD, FREDERICK  (1189749); age 29 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

07-Jul

GUEST, THOMAS REDDIE  (1290845); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 6004 SE at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Celle War Cemetery

07-Jul

SMITH, LESLIE FRANK  (1258227); age 25 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 6004 SE at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Celle War Cemetery

07-Jul

FLETTON, CHARLES WESLEY  (1872315); age 35 RAFVR

Cpl

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

07-Jul

WROTHWELL, FREDERICK MARSHALL  (1783081); age 40 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 Northallerton.  He is buried in Kirkby Moorside (All Saints) Churchyard

07-Jul

POOLMAN, GEORGE ERNEST  (1486872); age 41 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 Windsor.  He is buried in Windsor Cemetery, Berkshire

08-Jul

GRAYSON, CHARLES  (46769); age 32 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH183 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at St Davids following an engine failure during night circuit training.  He is buried in Lewes Cemetery

08-Jul

MILLS, WILLIAM GEORGE LUIGI  (56090); age 29 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH183 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at St Davids following an engine failure during night circuit training.  He is buried in Haverfordwest (City Road) Cemetery

08-Jul

SCOTT, PETER NEWTON  (591873); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH183 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at St Davids following an engine failure during night circuit training.  He is buried in Sleaford Cemetery

08-Jul

TOPPING, THOMAS HUGH  (77664); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH183 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at St Davids following an engine failure during night circuit training.  He is buried in Haverfordwest (City Road) Cemetery

08-Jul

CHAPPLE, ROBERT HARRY GEORGE  (926751); age 28 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH296 of No 321 Sqn, which came down and sank in the sea after taking off from China Bay after failing to properly get airborne.  He is buried in Trincomalee War Cemetery

08-Jul

GRIFFIEON, MAARTEN RNAF (); age  RNAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH296 of No 321 Sqn, which came down and sank in the sea after taking off from China Bay after failing to properly get airborne.  

08-Jul

RADIUS, JAN RNAF (); age  RNAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH296 of No 321 Sqn, which came down and sank in the sea after taking off from China Bay after failing to properly get airborne.  

08-Jul

SANTBERGEN, HENDRIK PETERS RNAF (); age  RNAF

 

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH296 of No 321 Sqn, which came down and sank in the sea after taking off from China Bay after failing to properly get airborne.  

08-Jul

SCHUITMAKER, DARWE HERKE RNAF (); age  RNAF

 

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH296 of No 321 Sqn, which came down and sank in the sea after taking off from China Bay after failing to properly get airborne.  

08-Jul

SMITH, ERNEST THOMAS  (1533685); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH296 of No 321 Sqn, which came down and sank in the sea after taking off from China Bay after failing to properly get airborne.  He is buried in Trincomalee War Cemetery

08-Jul

WRIGHT, GEOFFREY  (568479); age 27 RAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 6274 SE at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Copenhagen (Bispebjerg) Cemetery

08-Jul

SMITH, JOHN THOMAS  (956498); age 29 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving at AHQ FE 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

08-Jul

MERRYFULL, CHARLES JOSEPH  (424778); age 25 RAAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ178 of the BSDU, which broke up in the air as the result of a violent recovery when a 'Window' dispensing tank broke loose and struck the tailplane.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

08-Jul

GRADY, FRANCIS  (2209126); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ178 of the BSDU, which broke up in the air as the result of a violent recovery when a 'Window' dispensing tank broke loose and struck the tailplane.  He is buried in St Helens Cemetery

08-Jul

CHURCHILL, DENIS CLAUDE WILLIAM  (172611); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP115 of the Cat F Flt, which turned over on alighting after striking the water in a nose down attitude.  He is buried in Kisumu Cemetery

08-Jul

DEANS, DAVID FRANCIS  (1555285); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP115 of the Cat F Flt, which turned over on alighting after striking the water in a nose down attitude.  He is buried in Kisumu Cemetery

08-Jul

IVES, STANLEY WILLIAM  (186868); age 31 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP115 of the Cat F Flt, which turned over on alighting after striking the water in a nose down attitude.  He is buried in Kisumu Cemetery

08-Jul

PARSONS, GEORGE THOMAS  (1670744); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP115 of the Cat F Flt, which turned over on alighting after striking the water in a nose down attitude.  He is buried in Kisumu Cemetery

08-Jul

WILKS, NOEL  (1586297); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP115 of the Cat F Flt, which turned over on alighting after striking the water in a nose down attitude.  He is buried in Kisumu Cemetery

08-Jul

WORTS, REGINALD JAMES  (1645248); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

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

08-Jul

HILLIER, LAWRANCE HAYDN  (10251); age 52 RAF

Wg Cdr

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 Brentford.  He was cremated at Mortlake Crematorium

08-Jul

NUTTALL, KENNETH EDWARD  (636900); age 24 RAF

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and was killed in a motor cycle accident, his death being registered in Chelmsford.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

09-Jul

NEATE, ROBERT SPENCER  (1801115); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Thunderbolt II, KJ252 of No 34 Sqn, which was lost on an operational flight.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

09-Jul

GRAVELL, ALEC  (1869547); age 20 RAFVR

LAC

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

09-Jul

MYCZKOWSKI, Zenon (P.705386); age 26 PAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, KH524  of No 315 Sqn, which crashed near Galley Wood, Chelmsford in an attempted forced landing following an engine failure during a training flight.  He is buried in Epping Cemetery

09-Jul

STEVENSON, JAMES  (1055198); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving with No 151 MU 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

09-Jul

DOWNS, JAMES  (1228653); age Unknown RAFVR

Cpl

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

09-Jul

WATSON, ALBERT JOHN  (625094); age 24 RAF

Cpl

He had been serving with No 52 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

09-Jul

SCRASE, HENRY KEITH  (1860660); age 37 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 Chichester.  He is buried in Hove New Cemetery

09-Jul

DUGDALE, JAMES  (1052305); age 30 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and did from injuries sustained the previous day in a motor cycle accident near Lincoln.  He is buried in Rawtenstall Cemetery.

10-Jul

RHIND, JOHN  (41954); age 25 RAF

Sqn Ldr

The squadron commander, he was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, LD672 of No 28 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie to the Sittang River area.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

10-Jul

WOODS, WALTER DARNLEY  (1647438); age 44 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving with No 224 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 Brookwood Military Cemetery

10-Jul

JONES, KENNETH WARREN DFC (175022); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 358 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

10-Jul

CULLEN, NORMAN JAMES  (406070); age 28 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire VIII, A58-xxx of No 452, which was hit by ground fire whilst he was attacking a bridge in Borneo.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery.

10-Jul

WAREHAM, WILLIAM GEORGE  (1605629); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Thunderbolt II, KL214 of No 615 Sqn, which crashed into a palm tree whilst approaching to land at Vizagapatam through a series of errors and misjudgements.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

10-Jul

DICK, THOMAS  (1559958); age 41 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2898 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Lewisham.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Piershill) Cemetery

10-Jul

BUCHANAN, STUART  (199905); age 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF651 of No 10 FU, which hit the tops of trees and broke up whilst searching for two missing aircraft at low level.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

10-Jul

MORGAN, HENRY COLIN  (J/13593); age 22 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF651 of No 10 FU, which hit the tops of trees and broke up whilst searching for two missing aircraft at low level.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

10-Jul

KEMP, GEORGE  (1545869); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 8701 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery

10-Jul

McINTOSH, LAURENCE ROY  (1220930); age 29 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He died from injuries sustained on 8 Jul 1945 whilst flying in Catalina IB, FP115 of the Cat F Flt on 8 July 1945, which turned over on alighting after striking the water in a nose down attitude.  He is buried in Kisumu Cemetery

10-Jul

LLOYD, HAROLD BARTON  (170086); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

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

10-Jul

BEAGLEY, RONALD  (1575079); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

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

10-Jul

FOSTER, JOHN CONWAY  (85149); age 49 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

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 Hammersmith.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

10-Jul

GRIFFITHS, THOMAS WILLIAM  (65001); age 41 RAF

Fg Off

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

11-Jul

OWEN, JOSEPH  (1379780); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

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 Palembang.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

11-Jul

FIVASH, JOHN EDWARD  (1604231); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP873 of No 10 OTU, which dived vertically into the ground at Kineton near Winchcombe during a night cross-country exercise in poor conditions.  He is buried in BANBURY Cemetery

11-Jul

GRANT, JAMES  (1822786); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP873 of No 10 OTU, which dived vertically into the ground at Kineton near Winchcombe during a night cross-country exercise in poor conditions.  He is buried in Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery

11-Jul

KELLY, BRIAN WILLIAM  (1867927); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP873 of No 10 OTU, which dived vertically into the ground at Kineton near Winchcombe during a night cross-country exercise in poor conditions.  He is buried in New Southgate Cemetery

11-Jul

TARDIF, MAURICE ERNEST PHILIP  (165428); age 34 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP873 of No 10 OTU, which dived vertically into the ground at Kineton near Winchcombe during a night cross-country exercise in poor conditions.  He was cremated at Camberwell (Honor Oak) Crematorium

11-Jul

WALTERS, RAYMOND LESLIE  (159465); age 30 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP873 of No 10 OTU, which dived vertically into the ground at Kineton near Winchcombe during a night cross-country exercise in poor conditions.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

11-Jul

FRANKLIN, ALFRED JOHN  (1851045); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC714 of No 10 OTU, which crashed out of control near Much Wenlock in Shropshire during a night cross-country exercise in poor conditions.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

11-Jul

HOOLEY, NORMAN  (1589206); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC714 of No 10 OTU, which crashed out of control near Much Wenlock in Shropshire during a night cross-country exercise in poor conditions.  He is buried in Barnton Cemetery

11-Jul

MORRISON, RICHARD MUIR  (1395952); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC714 of No 10 OTU, which crashed out of control near Much Wenlock in Shropshire during a night cross-country exercise in poor conditions.  He is buried in Bognor Regis Cemetery

11-Jul

RENDLE, NORMAN DRAYTON  (1587030); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC714 of No 10 OTU, which crashed out of control near Much Wenlock in Shropshire during a night cross-country exercise in poor conditions.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

11-Jul

WILLIAMS, STANLEY  (1499900); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC714 of No 10 OTU, which crashed out of control near Much Wenlock in Shropshire during a night cross-country exercise in poor conditions.  He is buried in Llantrisant (Trane) Cemetery

11-Jul

CRESSEY, STANLEY WEBB  (120083); age 47 RAF

Fg Off

He had been serving with No 151 MU when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst force marched across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

11-Jul

STENTON, JOHN  (47513); age 32 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Expeditor I, HB158 of No 3 TAF Comm Sqn, which was lost without a trace between Comilla and Feni.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

11-Jul

SAUNDERS, ARTHUR ERNEST  (37052); age Unknown RAFVR

Wg Cdr

The CO of No 110 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Expeditor I, HB158 of No 3 TAF Comm Sqn, which was lost without a trace between Comilla and Feni.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

11-Jul

STEPHEN, JAMES BRYDEN  (148814); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Expeditor I, HB158 of No 3 TAF Comm Sqn, which was lost without a trace between Comilla and Feni.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

11-Jul

HUGHES, NORMAN  (900413); age 24 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with or died in No 9 RAF General Hospital but the cause of death has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

11-Jul

JAMES, HENRY BRIAN  (12945); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AM950 of the Aden Conn Flt, which stalled, crashed and burst into flames on the downwind leg at Djibouti whilst landing in very poor conditions.  He is buried in Djibouti New European Cemetery

11-Jul

JOSEPH, ALFRED  (1396876); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AM950 of the Aden Conn Flt, which stalled, crashed and burst into flames on the downwind leg at Djibouti whilst landing in very poor conditions.  He is buried in Djibouti New European Cemetery

11-Jul

LOWNDES, ERNEST  (2214086); age 20 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AM950 of the Aden Conn Flt, which stalled, crashed and burst into flames on the downwind leg at Djibouti whilst landing in very poor conditions.  He is buried in Djibouti New European Cemetery

11-Jul

HUGHES, BENJAMIN FRANCIS  (1260445); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving at AHQ FE 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

11-Jul

RHODES, ARTHUR  (170239); age 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Expeditor I, HB158 of No 3 TAF Comm Sqn, which was lost without a trace between Comilla and Feni.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

11-Jul

GATRALL, NORMAN KENNETH  (924705); age 30 RAFVR

Sgt

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

11-Jul

MOTT, WILLIAM  (1643476); age 21 RAFVR

LAC

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

11-Jul

LAWRIE, ANNIE  (2118448); age 21 WAAF

ACW1

She was serving with UK when he died from TB and Meningitis in Craigmore Hospital, Inverness .  She is buried in Kirkintilloch (Auld Aisle) Cemetery

11-Jul

STOW, TREVOR ADRIAN  (120782); age 29 RAF

Fg Off

He was serving in New Zealand at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in New Zealand.  He was cremated at Christchurch (Bromley) Crematorium.

11-Jul

BURNS, WALTER ARTHUR  (1121175); age 37 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and he died in the King Edward VI Memorial Hospital, Warwickshire as a result of TB.  He is buried in Coventry (St Paul's) Cemetery.

11-Jul

DAVIS, GWYNENA  (105902); age 22 WAAF

Cpl

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Scotland?.  She is buried in Woronora General Cemetery, Sutherland

11-Jul

McLEARY, THOMAS WILLIAM  (1451764); age 22 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 Stockport.  He is buried in Penshaw (All Saints) Churchyard

12-Jul

MURRAY, DOUGLAS SHIRLEY  (1603065); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Thunderbolt II, KL260 of No 34 Sqn, which crashed in an attempted belly landing after suffering fuel starvation having failed to select his main tank before the auxiliary tank ran dry.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

12-Jul

O'NEILL, HUGH LEO  (53988); age 28 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF762 of No 110 Sqn, which crashed after flying into another aircraft and striking trees during a low level bombing sortie against Japanese troops in the Bilin area of Burma.  He is buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery

12-Jul

COOKSON, DAVID  (50488); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF762 of No 110 Sqn, which crashed after flying into another aircraft and striking trees during a low level bombing sortie against Japanese troops in the Bilin area of Burma.  He is buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery

12-Jul

BILLINGHURST, DEREK JOHN WILLIAM  (1628300); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KL485 of No 178 Sqn, which dived at high speed from cloud near Mount Vesuvius during cross country training flight, possibly as the result of a loss of control due to icing.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

12-Jul

CANTRILL, CHARLES STANLEY  (1898683); age 30 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KL485 of No 178 Sqn, which dived at high speed from cloud near Mount Vesuvius during cross country training flight, possibly as the result of a loss of control due to icing.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

12-Jul

CODD, PETER WILLIAM  (1804088); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KL485 of No 178 Sqn, which dived at high speed from cloud near Mount Vesuvius during cross country training flight, possibly as the result of a loss of control due to icing.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

12-Jul

DEERY, RONALD JAMES  (1867256); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KL485 of No 178 Sqn, which dived at high speed from cloud near Mount Vesuvius during cross country training flight, possibly as the result of a loss of control due to icing.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

12-Jul

HAWTHORNE, CHARLES WILLIAM  (1592371); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KL485 of No 178 Sqn, which dived at high speed from cloud near Mount Vesuvius during cross country training flight, possibly as the result of a loss of control due to icing.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

12-Jul

RINGHAM, WILLIAM ERNEST THOMAS  (1866290); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KL485 of No 178 Sqn, which dived at high speed from cloud near Mount Vesuvius during cross country training flight, possibly as the result of a loss of control due to icing.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

12-Jul

WILSON, ROY JAMES  (3030786); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KL485 of No 178 Sqn, which dived at high speed from cloud near Mount Vesuvius during cross country training flight, possibly as the result of a loss of control due to icing.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

12-Jul

GOODENOUGH, CLIFFORD JOHN  (424233); age 21 RNZAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, MT991 of No 607 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by ground fire during a ground strafing sortie in the Kinmungan area of Burma.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

12-Jul

WALMSLEY, MATTHEW WHYTE  (304115); age Unknown RAF

Cpl

He had been serving with No 153 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

12-Jul

ASLETT, EDWIN JOHN  (1333912); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK455 of the East Africa Comm Flt, which crashed on take off from Eastleigh due to an incorrectly set rudder trimming tab.  He is buried in Nairobi War Cemetery

12-Jul

JONES, WILLIAM RICHARD  (1613692); age 24 RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK455 of the East Africa Comm Flt, which crashed on take off from Eastleigh due to an incorrectly set rudder trimming tab.  He is buried in Nairobi War Cemetery

12-Jul

RYDER, ROBERT HENRY  (1234569); age 25 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK455 of the East Africa Comm Flt, which crashed on take off from Eastleigh due to an incorrectly set rudder trimming tab.  He is buried in Nairobi War Cemetery

12-Jul

FOWLER, BRIAN SQUIRE  (416475); age 23 RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK455 of the East Africa Comm Flt, which crashed on take off from Eastleigh due to an incorrectly set rudder trimming tab.  He is buried in Nairobi War Cemetery

12-Jul

WARD, DAVID ERNEST  (76167); age 51 RAFVR

Wg Cdr

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 Nottingham.  He was cremated at Nottingham Crematorium

Back to Casualties Index Casualties Index                       [Top of Page]                    Casualties 13 Jul 1945 Casualties 13 July 1945

This page was last updated on 10/06/17 using FrontPage 2003

         [Top of Page]