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Casualties - April 1946


01-Apr

WEST, WALTER EDWARD; RAFVR (1216929), age: 38

LAC

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

01-Apr

BREWS, JOHN BEVERIDGE; RAFVR (1065698), age: 43

LAC

He had been demobilised after serving as a cook during the war and died at Edenhall Hospital, the result of Pulmonary TB.  He is buried in West Wemyss Churchyard.

02-Apr

CUNNINGHAM, COLIN SINCLAIR; RAFVR (1822523), age: 21

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, KN834 of No 70 Sqn, which crashed near Sessano in Italy whilst attempting a forced landing following an engine failure  He is buried in Caserta War Cemetery

02-Apr

IMRIE, EDWIN ALFRED; RAFVR (1866046), age: 37

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator, KN834 of No 70 Sqn, which crashed near Sessano in Italy whilst attempting a forced landing following an engine failure  He is buried in Caserta War Cemetery

02-Apr

McCONNELL, JAMES; RAFVR (1552044), age: Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 2896 Sqn, RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained   He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery

02-Apr

ARCHER, KENNETH ROLAND; RAFVR (184570), age: 28

Fg Off

He was serving with the British Mission to Rumania in Bucharest killed as result of April Fool's Day joke. He was one of a party in a 'borrowed' car and was shot through the heart by a sentry.  He is buried in Bucharest War Cemetery.

02-Apr

HARFIELD, FREDERICK GEORGE; RAFVR (1275977), age: 32

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at The General Hospital, Bristol.  He is buried in Swindon (Radnor Street) Cemetery.

03-Apr

GENT, SAMUEL RICHARD; RAF (49885), age: 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KP241 of No 46 Sqn, which crashed at Stoney Cross during a single engine overshoot.  He was cremated at  Golders Green Crematorium

03-Apr

RATCLIFFE, ERNEST WILLIAM; RAFVR (161064), age: 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KP241 of No 46 Sqn, which crashed at Stoney Cross during a single engine overshoot.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

03-Apr

BANKS, NORMAN GEORGE WEDD; RAFVR (920154), age: 27

Cpl

He was serving with No 215 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.   He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

03-Apr

MILLICAN, WILFRED; RAFVR (1079213), age: Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 26 PTC at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

03-Apr

BARNES, STEPHEN KENDALL; RAFVR (78562), age: 46

Sqn Ldr

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

03-Apr

MARTIN, THOMAS WILLIAM; RAFVR (1279404), age: 33

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Caerleon.  He is buried in Risca (Danygraig) Cemetery

03-Apr

CLARKE, WALTER ERNEST; RAFVR (907137), age: 44

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Exeter.  He was cremated at  Plymouth City Crematorium

03-Apr

LEACH, ADRIAN SIGBERT TERENCE; RAFVR (85484), age: 35

Sqn Ldr

He was serving in the UK and died at Hampstead General Hospital, Haverstock Hill, London.  He is buried in Ashtead (St Giles) Churchyard.

03-Apr

SMITH, DESMOND EDWARD; RAFVR (1621991), age: 23

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at Westminster Hospital, London.  He is buried in Lydgate (or Lidgate) (St Mary) Churchyard.

04-Apr

STODDART, WILLIAM STANLEY; RAFVR (1676103), age: 21

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained on 2 Apr 1946 whilst flying in Liberator, KN834 of No 70 Sqn, which crashed near Sessano in Italy whilst attempting a forced landing following an engine failure  He is buried in Caserta War Cemetery

04-Apr

DERGES, ARTHUR HENRY; RAFVR (3036741), age: 19

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard II, FX412 of No 19 SFTS, which crashed into the North off the Theddlethorpe Ranges after running out of fuel as the result of overshooting the airfield during a night cross country flight.  He is buried in Newton Abbot Cemetery

04-Apr

JOHNS, NORMAN EDMUND; RAF (578482), age: 20

LAC

He was serving with No 77 SP at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery

04-Apr

STAPLETON, MICHAEL CHARLES; RAFVR (1881651), age: 20

AC2

He was serving at RAF Habbaniya at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery

04-Apr

HOBSON, JOHN DERRICK; RAFVR (1044216), age: 23

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Saffron Walden.  He is buried in Bridlington Cemetery

05-Apr

EDWARDS, JOHN STANLEY; RAF (639014), age: Unknown

Flt Sgt

The unit in which he was serving nor his cause of death has yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Apr

BODDEN, KEITH DESMOND; RAFVR (197812), age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XIV, MV316 of No 1 ARU, which failed to recover from a dive after control was lost in cloud.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery

05-Apr

BRADLEY, LOUIS BERNARD; RAFVR (199258), age: 21

Fg Off

A member of No 16 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XIV, NH907 of No 35 Wg CF, which broke up after hitting the sea whilst flying a very low level in an attempt to remain below the cloud base.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

05-Apr

COLE, CECIL; RAF (623905), age: Unknown

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at 18 Newton Place, Glasgow from Pulmonary TB.  He is buried in Belfast (Dundonald) Cemetery.

05-Apr

DAWSON, BERTHA JOSEPHINE; WAAF (2134775), age: 45

LACW

She was serving in the UK and died at The Hospital, Haslemere, Surrey.  She is buried in Milland (St Luke) Churchyard.

06-Apr

MIRRLEES, WILLIAM; RAF (617394), age: 25

Cpl

He was serving with No 124 Wing and died at 94 British General Hospital, BAOR.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

06-Apr

FREW, HENRY SHANKS KEITH; RAFVR (967656), age: 25

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at Ivydene, Dunblane, from cancer.  He was cremated at  Edinburgh (Warriston) Crematorium.

06-Apr

COPE, RAYMOND; RAFVR (1617202), age: 23

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at St. Margaret's Hospital, Stratton St. Margaret's, near Swindon.  He is buried in or was cremated at  Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery.

07-Apr

REILLY, MATHEW JOSEPH MBE; RAF (52413), age: 30

Fg Off

He was serving with No 225 Grp at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

07-Apr

LEWIS, CYRIL EDWIN; RAFVR (1692611), age: 23

LAC

He was serving at RAF Earls Colne and was fatally injured when the jeep in which he and six others were travelling overturned at Coggeshall on their way back to camp.  He is buried in Chester (Overleigh) Cemetery.

07-Apr

WADMORE, GEORGE WILLIAM CHARLES; RAFVR (1191252), age: 34

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Colgen Common (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

07-Apr

HURSTWAITE, HARRY JOHN; RAFVR (1446501), age: 24

LAC

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

08-Apr

NORTH, JOHN HURST; RAFVR (1645022), age: Unknown

Cpl

He was serving with No 5005 (Airfield Construction) Sqn, and died in the RAF Hospital, Singapore.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

08-Apr

FRIEDLANDER, LEOPOLD LIEBER; RAF (56106), age: 46

Fg Off

He was serving with No 53 RAF Hospital, BAFO at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

09-Apr

MACKINDER, RALPH; RAF (571703), age: 24

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 50 SP at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Yaba Cemetery

09-Apr

POSTONS, HARRY; RAFVR (1306011), age: 24

LAC

He was killed whilst flying as a passenger in Hudson III, FH280 of RAF North Front SF, which ditched in the sea following a double engine failure.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

09-Apr

FALGATE, LESLIE DFC; RAFVR (169345), age: 24

Flt Lt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Durham South Eastern.  He is buried in Stanley New Cemetery

09-Apr

DYER, SAMUEL GEORGE; RAF (590917), age: 27

WO

He was serving in the UK and died at Torbay Hospital.  He is buried in Brixham Nonconformist Cemetery.

09-Apr

NEWMAN, TREVOR GEORGE; RAFVR (142978), age: 27

Fg Off

He was serving in the UK and died at University College Hospital, London.  He is buried in Weston super Mare Cemetery.

10-Apr

JONES, OWEN HAFAN ELLIS DFC; RAFVR (122023), age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, JF964 of No 92 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Treviso in Italy after hitting the room of a barn whilst attempting a forced landing following an engine failure during an aerobatic practice.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

10-Apr

FRASER, WILLIAM JOHN; RAFVR (1551463), age: Unknown

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at  the Royal Naval Hospital, Invergordon, due to acute appendicitis, peritonitis and bronchio pneumonia.  He is buried in Alness Parish Churchyard.

11-Apr

BANCROFT, JOSEPH; RAFVR (2215450), age: 43

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Bury.  He is buried in Heywood Cemetery, Lancashire

11-Apr

JONES, BERNARD; RAFVR (1314558), age: 25

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at Glanely Hospital, near Cardiff.  He is buried in Rhondda (Penrhys) Cemetery.

11-Apr

LANGNER, GORDON DARCY; RAFVR (3014352), age: 20

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, 23 Devonshire St, London W1  He was cremated at  Golders Green Crematorium.

11-Apr

ODLING, GEORGE ALBERT; RAFVR (2233446), age: 18

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Sleaford.  He is buried in Spilsby Burial Ground

11-Apr

LEWIS, ALEXANDER; RAFVR (1417906), age: 37

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Swansea.  He is buried in Pantycrwys Congregational Chapelyard

12-Apr

HALL, NORMAN LIDSAY; RAFVR (3014416), age: Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 1334 CU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.   He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery.

12-Apr

BROOKS, GEORGE EDWARD; RAFVR (113665), age: 33

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in York I, MW252 of No 51 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames at Woodbridge during a three engined overshoot.  He is buried in Colwyn Bay (Bronynant) Cemetery

12-Apr

REES, DAVID JOHN; RAFVR (1401937), age: 25

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at Castell Isaf, Cross Hands Road, Llannon, due to Pulmonary TB.  He is buried in Cwm Gwili (Gibea) Methodist Chapelyard.

13-Apr

PENNEY, EDWARD GEOFFREY; RAFVR (1809196), age: 21

Sgt

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

13-Apr

WILSON, ARTHUR GEORGE FREDERICK; RAFVR (1430176), age: 25

Cpl

He was serving with No 306 MU and died at the British Military Hospital, Lahore.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery.

13-Apr

HUCKLE, LEONARD GEORGE; RAF (637892), age: 24

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Ilford.

14-Apr

HUNT, MAURICE; RAFVR (1487189), age: 35

LAC

He was serving in the UK died at the Reedyford Hospital, Leek.  He is buried in Nelson Cemetery.

14-Apr

STEVENSON, JOHN; RAFVR (114622), age: 23

Flt Lt

He was serving in the UK and was killed in a car crash at the road junction on the Cumberland Road side of Ashton Swing Bridge, Bristol.  He is buried in Bristol (Canford) Cemetery.

14-Apr

PICKLES, TOM; RAFVR (1641380), age: 42

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died on war service at the Wharncliffe Emergency Hospital, Wadsley, Bradfield, Sheffield.  He is buried in Bradford (Bowling) Cemetery.

15-Apr

GAZE, JOHN THOMAS; RAFVR (1414309), age: 42

AC2

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

15-Apr

RULE, R; RAFVR (1173575), age: 26

LAC

He was serving with No 2844 Sqn, RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained   He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

15-Apr

NICHOLSON, HAROLD GEORGE; RAF (520437), age: 29

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died at Southmead Hospital, Bristol.  He is buried in Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery.

15-Apr

APPLEBY, WALTER HARRY; RAFVR (1079595), age: 23

AC1

He was serving at RAF Waddington and committed suicide by hanging himself after having concerns about his health having previously served in the Azores.  He is buried in Kearsley Moor (St Stephen) Churchyard Extension.

15-Apr

JONES, JOHN; RAFVR (961249), age: 29

Cpl

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

16-Apr

BAKER, WALTER JOHN; RAFVR (171384), age: 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito B Mk 36, RL232 of No 85 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Tangmere whilst attempting an emergency landing as the result of damage to its elevator caused by RK972v during a formation flight.  He is buried in Guildford Cemetery

16-Apr

BRYAN, CECIL CHARLES; RAFVR (1584148), age: 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito B Mk 36, RL232 of No 85 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Tangmere whilst attempting an emergency landing as the result of damage to its elevator caused by RK972v during a formation flight.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery

16-Apr

PARKER, REGINALD EDWARD; RAFVR (1313629), age: 24

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at St. Martin's Hospital, Bath, from injuries sustained on 16 April in a motor-cycle accident on the main bath road near Bradford-on-Avon.  He is buried in Frome (Vallis Road) Cemetery.

16-Apr

DUCKWORTH, JACK; RAFVR (1475700), age: 25

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Haverfordwest.  He is buried in Great Harwood Cemetery

16-Apr

SMOWTON, HENRY CHARLES; RAF (356007), age: 40

WO

He was serving in the UK he died at the RAF Depot [sic], Bentley Priory.  He is buried in Ruislip (St Martin) Churchyard Extension.

18-Apr

HILL, ROBERT ANDREW; RAFVR (1475491), age: Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 4110 SE at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

18-Apr

MAZUR, Stanislaw; PAF (P.707335), age: 19

Sgt

He was serving with the P.S.P. at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  Died Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery

18-Apr

MacANDREW, RONALD CHARLES DFC; RAFVR (68180), age: 24

Sqn Ldr

After recently returning fron India, where he had served a fighter pilot, he was staying at his wife's home in Torquay when he was accidentally killed through the discharge of a shotgun while he was cleaning it.  He is buried in Torquay Cemetery and Extension.

19-Apr

PATTERSON, CLIFFORD; RAFVR (3011191), age: 21

Flt Sgt

He was serving with the ME Comm Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

19-Apr

ROBINSON, FREDERICK GEORGE; RAFVR (1755470), age: 20

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Ormskirk.  He is buried in Maghull (St Andrew) Churchyard

19-Apr

HARBOTTLE, JOHN WILLIAM; RAFVR (2275176), age: 19

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Trowbridge.  He is buried in South Shields (Harton) Cemetery

19-Apr

NEWSOME, The Rev. WILFRED CLAUDE; RAFVR (61908), age: 41

Sqn Ldr

He was serving in the UK and died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

20-Apr

CHRZAN, Stanislaw; PAF (P.792179), age: 32

LAC

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 Padua War Cemetery

20-Apr

KITTLE, STANLEY FREDERICK; RAFVR (1466597), age: 36

Cpl

He was serving with No 26 PTC at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

20-Apr

HALL, JAMES CHARLES; RAF (565260), age: 31

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Portsmouth.  He is buried in Portsmouth (Highland Road) Cemetery

20-Apr

AYERS, MARJORIE WINSOME; WAAF (2095196), age: 24

Cpl

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but her death was registered in West Hartlepool.  She is buried in Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery

21-Apr

ROBERTS, FRANK; RAFVR (1622784), age: 23

WO

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

21-Apr

EDSBERG, JORGEN; RAFVR (135758), age: Unknown

Flt Lt

He was serving with 100 PDG TCC and was killed whilst flying in Miles M.14A Hawk Trainer Mk.3, G-AGVW (ex-P6380)  of No 100 PDG TCC, which collided with Auster J/1 Autocrat OY-DGA near Copenhagen  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register.

21-Apr

ASHWORTH, FREDERICK; RAFVR (1775206), age: 21

LAC

He was serving at RAF Masirah at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Basra War Cemetery

21-Apr

SHELDRAKE, FRANCIS JAMES; RAFVR (122848), age: 40

Fg Off

He was serving in the UK and died at Royal Naval Sick Quarters, Grappenhall, Cheshire.  He is buried in Farnworth (St Luke) Churchyard.

22-Apr

ZAGAJEWSKA, Eugenia; PAF (P.793054), age: 21

LACW

She was serving at HQ Technical Training Command as a secretary and was drowned in a boating accident on the Norfolk Broads.  She is buried in Norwich Cemetery.

22-Apr

EVANS, UNA A.; WAAF (2145692), age: 28

LACW

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the cause of which possibly occurred in the RAF Hospital at Halton, her death was registered in Aylesbury.  She is buried in Doneraile (St Mary) Church of Ireland Churchyard

22-Apr

ROWLEY, CHARLES ALFRED; RAFVR (924989), age: 26

LAC

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

22-Apr

MILLS, EDWARD; RAFVR (1264537), age: 24

LAC

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

22-Apr

MURDOCK, LAURENCE; RAFVR (1107711), age: 25

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Westmorland South.  He is buried in Whitehaven Cemetery

23-Apr

CRAWSHAW, DESMOND WILLIAM MACHRAY; RAFVR (201451), age: Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor III, EE293 of No 245 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Colerne whilst making a single engined crosswind landing.  He is buried in Littleham (SS Margaret and Andrew) Churchyard

23-Apr

PETCH, WILLIAM EDLEY; RAFVR (3041342), age: 20

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard II, FS745 of No 21 SFTS, which spun into the ground from a tight turn whilst carrying out air to ground camera gun sortie.  He was cremated at Hull Crematorium

23-Apr

SMITH, HENRY; RAF (622986), age: 33

Flt Sgt

He was serving at HQ ACSEA at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery

23-Apr

SHEPHERD, WILLIAM; RAFVR (1830208), age: 38

LAC

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

23-Apr

KIBBLE, GEORGE STANLEY; RAFVR (1211595), age: 24

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which possibly occurred in the RAF Hospital at Ely, his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in Enfield (Hertford Road) Cemetery

23-Apr

CRAIG, JOHN DONALD; RAFVR (128700), age: 39

Flt Lt

He was serving in the UK and died at Hill End Hospital, St. Albans.  He is buried in Silsoe (St James) Churchyard.

23-Apr

EDWARDS, PERCIVAL COLBOURNE; RAFVR (1224819), age: 25

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Westminster.  He is buried in Bandon Hill Cemetery

25-Apr

WRIGHT, JOHN HARRY DFM; RAF (53190), age: 25

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 1359 Flt at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

25-Apr

HARDING, EDWARD ARTHUR; RAFVR (163660), age: 21

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, PH244 of No 21 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground near Wheaton Aston in poor visibility during night circuit practice.  He is buried in Heston (St Leonard) Churchyard

25-Apr

LOMAN, KENNETH WILLIAM EVANS; RAFVR (166423), age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, PH244 of No 21 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground near Wheaton Aston in poor visibility during night circuit practice.  He is buried in Langport Cemetery

25-Apr

FERRIE, WILLIAM PAT DFC, AFC; RAF (60570), age: 33

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FP612 of the Iraq CF, which dived into the ground after control was lost.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery

25-Apr

LESTER, ROBERT DAVID; RAFVR (3050333), age: 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FP612 of the Iraq CF, which dived into the ground after control was lost.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery

25-Apr

WOODMAN, JOHN; RAFVR (196974), age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FP612 of the Iraq CF, which dived into the ground after control was lost.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery

25-Apr

WRIGHT, FRANK MYLES; RAFVR (183742), age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FP612 of the Iraq CF, which dived into the ground after control was lost.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery

25-Apr

THOMSON, DEREK WILLIAM HAROLD; RAF (582756), age: 16

A/C App

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which possibly occurred in the RAF Hospital at Halton, his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Plymouth (Weston Mill) Cemetery

25-Apr

STRAUGHTON, ALFRED; RAF (623817), age: 24

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died in The Infirmary at Workington, cause unknown.  He is buried in Workington (Salterbeck) Cemetery

25-Apr

LUHMAN, SAMUEL GEORGE GILBERT; RAFVR (118881), age: 36

Sqn Ldr

He was serving with the RAF Regiment Depot and was killed when his armoured car crashed near Rosedale Chimney on the North Yorkshire Moors whilst carrying out a reconnaissance prior to forthcoming manoeuvres.  He is buried in Sidcup Cemetery.

25-Apr

JOHN, WILLIAM REES OBE; RAFVR (73769), age: 54

Wg Cdr

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Surrey North Eastern.  He is buried in Gorseinon (Brynteg) Congregational Chapelyard

26-Apr

CORDON, GRANVILLE TREVOR; RAFVR (1581673), age: 22

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD502 of No 254 Sqn, which dived into the ground after control was lost during a single engined flying practice.  He is buried in Spondon Cemetery

26-Apr

SHARMAN, PAUL CAROL BLAISE; RAFVR (1512816), age: Unknown

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD502 of No 254 Sqn, which dived into the ground after control was lost during a single engined flying practice.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

26-Apr

HINES, ROBERT WILLIAM; RAFVR (1811150), age: 23

LAC

He was serving with No 83 GCC at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Munster Heath War Cemetery

26-Apr

HEARD, HAROLD CHARLES; RAFVR (1408216), age: 25

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Fylde.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

26-Apr

LEE, ALFRED JAMES; RAFVR (1661624), age: 21

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Scotland?  He is buried in Broad Clyst (St John the Baptist) Churchyard Extension

27-Apr

DIXON, NORMAN FREDERICK; RAFVR (1523045), age: 22

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XI, PL894 of No 1401 Flt, which dived into the ground inverted and exploded at Celle during a climb out from a low level pass along the runway.  He is buried in Celle War Cemetery

27-Apr

JOHNSON, PHILIP THOMAS; RAFVR (1234409), age: 23

LAC

He was serving with No 306 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

27-Apr

WILDEN, RONALD NOEL; RAF (519980), age: 32

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Henlow and committed suicide by hanging himself at Stondon.  He is buried in Old Newton (St Mary) Churchyard.

27-Apr

ALDRIDGE, ROBERT BRAXTON MOORING; RAFVR (106762), age: 31

Flt Lt

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

27-Apr

BENDIX, PETER RUDOLF ROBERT; RAFVR (3061758), age: 18

AC2

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

27-Apr

WHITEHEAD, GORDON; RAFVR (3061663), age: 23

AC2

He was possibly serving at RAF Hereford as he was killed in a road traffic accident on Hereford to Credenhill road.  He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery.

27-Apr

JONES, ALFRED ROLAND; RAFVR (183368), age: 23

Fg Off

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Sleaford.  He is buried in Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery

28-Apr

URION, HERBERT; RAFVR (3010632), age: 20

Flt Sgt

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

28-Apr

PHILPOT, CHARLES JAMES JOHN; RAFVR (173576), age: 33

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 313 MU and died in Calcutta, cause currently unknown.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata.

28-Apr

RYAN, JOHN JOSEPH; RAFVR (2224190), age: 30

Cpl

He was serving with No 68 EU at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kuala Lumper (Cheras Road) Civil Cemetery, Malaysia

28-Apr

McKENZIE, JOHN; RAFVR (4005062), age: 31

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Newton.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery

29-Apr

CLIFTON, ARTHUR AUGUSTUS; RAFVR (975729), age: 32

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Chatham.  He is buried in Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery

29-Apr

BRAIN, CLIFFORD GEORGE; RAF (850275), age: 39

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Solihull.  He is buried in Shirley (St James) Churchyard, Solihull

30-Apr

TITMAN, LEONARD; RAFVR (1872912), age: 21

LAC

He was serving with No 28 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained   He is buried in Kuala Lumper (Cheras Road) Civil Cemetery, Malaysia

30-Apr

CHESTERFIELD, ANTHONY FRANK; RAFVR (167706), age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB26, KA407 of No 39 Sqn, which broke up in the air after being overstressed during a practice attack on a train near El Geila in the Sudan.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery

30-Apr

COE, ERIC HUGH; RAFVR (202110), age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB26, KA407 of No 39 Sqn, which broke up in the air after being overstressed during a practice attack on a train near El Geila in the Sudan.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery

30-Apr

HAYTON, JOHN MARK; RAFVR (149536), age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD538 of No 254 Sqn, which dived into the sea after colliding with RD717 whilst flying in formation.  He is buried in Felixstowe New Cemetery

30-Apr

SMALL, EDWARD SIDNEY CLEMENT; RAFVR (1601159), age: 23

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD538 of No 254 Sqn, which dived into the sea after colliding with RD717 whilst flying in formation.  He is buried in Bilton (St Mark) Churchyard

30-Apr

AARON, DENNIS; RAFVR (1451055), age: 23

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, FZ559 of No 3 PTS, which flew into the ground whilst low flying  He is buried in Rawalpindi War Cemetery

30-Apr

MONTGOMERY, RICHARD; RAFVR (1573354), age: 22

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, FZ559 of No 3 PTS, which flew into the ground whilst low flying  He is buried in Rawalpindi War Cemetery

30-Apr

LITTLE, ARMAND HAROLD; RAFVR (1722699), age: 29

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in the RAF Hospital at Halton, cause unknown.  He is buried in Sutton-by-Dover (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard.

30-Apr

BUCKLEY, FRANCIS CHARLES; RAFVR (1181515), age: 25

Sgt

He was on demobilisation leave at home when he was taken ill and later died in the Staffordshire General Infirmary.  He is buried in Church Eaton (St Editha) Churchyard.

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