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Casualties - 24 - 26 September 1943


24-Sep

Sgt

WILLIAMS, ALFRED JAMES  (1714933)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV225 PH-H of No 12 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Sep

Plt Off

COOK, ERIC CHARLES  (141794)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV225 PH-H of No 12 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Sep

Sgt

ELLIS, LEONARD JAMES  (1318147)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV225 PH-H of No 12 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Sep

Fg Off

GUTHRIE, ALAN  (122495)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV225 PH-H of No 12 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Sep

Sgt

JOLLY, THOMAS  (1302163)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV225 PH-H of No 12 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Sep

Sgt

RUNCIMAN, KENNETH  (1810353)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV225 PH-H of No 12 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Sep

Sgt

WOODACRE, ALBERT EDWIN  (1030901)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, DV225 PH-H of No 12 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Sep

WO

McLEOD, RODERICK SCOTT  (404512)  RAAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in He died in captivity from malaria and dysentery in a Thai POW camp at Tarsao. of No 34 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

24-Sep

Plt Off

TWINAME, ERIC PHILIP  (J/17440)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LX779 'X' of No 39 Sqn, which ditched off Pianosa having suffered damage during an attack on Ju 52s.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Sep

Sgt

MacLEOD, IAN ARRAS  (655221)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LX779 'X' of No 39 Sqn, which ditched off Pianosa having suffered damage during an attack on Ju 52s.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

24-Sep

WO II

ARNOLD, WILLIAM HENRY  (R/ 133584)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM336 DX-G of No 57 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Paris on its return from a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

24-Sep

Sgt

BRYANT, EDWARD OSCAR  (1622899)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM336 DX-G of No 57 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Paris on its return from a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

24-Sep

Flt Sgt

CHADWICK, THOMAS PATRICK  (426046)  RAAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM336 DX-G of No 57 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Paris on its return from a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

24-Sep

Flt Sgt

GORDON, JOHN PETER CAMPBELL  (R/135048)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM336 DX-G of No 57 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Paris on its return from a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

24-Sep

Fg Off

HOGAN, JOE DOUGLAS  (J/21411)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM336 DX-G of No 57 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Paris on its return from a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

24-Sep

Sgt

KINGSNORTH, CYRIL LESLIE  (1393685)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM336 DX-G of No 57 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Paris on its return from a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

24-Sep

Fg Off

MILLAR, RAYMOND NORMAN  (J/22360)  RCAF; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, LM336 DX-G of No 57 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Paris on its return from a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery

24-Sep

Sgt

LEES, ERIC JOE  (1313299)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed (drowned) whilst flying in Wellington X, LN339 'N' of No 70 Sqn, which ditched off Leghorn following a double engine failure en-route to bomb marshalling yards at Pisa.  He is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles.

24-Sep

Flt Lt

STENBORG, GRAY  (402494)  RNZAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XII, MB805 of No 91 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s during Ramrod 241.  He is buried in Marrisel French National Cemetery

24-Sep

WO II

CRIST, BRIAN VINCENT  (R/93427)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, JL232 of No 93 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation.  He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery

24-Sep

Flt Sgt

GODFREY, RICHARD ROY  (415521)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ811 'N'  of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Leghorn in Italy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

24-Sep

Flt Sgt

MEYER, DONNELLY COOMBE  (409566)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ811 'N'  of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Leghorn in Italy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

24-Sep

Flt Sgt

VEALE, NEVILLE JAMES NINNIS  (421059)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ811 'N'  of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Leghorn in Italy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

24-Sep

Fg Off

WEST, JOHN DANIEL  (410198)  RAAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ811 'N'  of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Leghorn in Italy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

24-Sep

Fg Off

WILLIAMS, ERIC OWEN STODDART  (409340)  RAAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HZ811 'N'  of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Leghorn in Italy.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

24-Sep

Cpl

BEER, PHILIP JACK FRANK  (1304013)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, LT118 of No 116 Sqn, which broke up in the air near he Army Radio School at Petersham Camp in Surrey.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

24-Sep

Flt Sgt

KEMP, GRAHAM ALEXANDER  (655779)  RAFVR; age: 21

I, LT118 of No 116 Sqn, which broke up in the air near he Army Radio School at Petersham Camp in Surrey.  He is buried in Cardiff (Llanishen) Cemetery.

24-Sep

Flt Sgt

MORRISON, WILLIAM HUGH  (423162)  RAAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EE947 EX-D of No 199 Sqn, which crashed near Lakenheath after returning early from a Gardening sortie to the Frisians.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard

24-Sep

Fg Off

ANDERSON, DAVID MAURICE  (J/14750)  RCAF; age: 24

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JL915 of No 227 Sqn, which crashed into JM239 when it swung on take off.  He is buried in Nicosia War Cemetery.

24-Sep

Fg Off

TIMMONS, JAMES PATRICK  (135047)  RAFVR; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JL915 of No 227 Sqn, which crashed into JM239 when it swung on take off.  He is buried in Nicosia War Cemetery.

24-Sep

Sgt

PALMER, STANLEY GORDON CHARLES  (1330056)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JM239 of No 227 Sqn, which was hit by JL915 when it swung on take off.  He is buried in Nicosia War Cemetery

24-Sep

Flt Sgt

BUDD, WILLIAM CHARLES  (1380111)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JM239 of No 227 Sqn, which was hit by JL915 when it swung on take off.  He is buried in Nicosia War Cemetery

24-Sep

WO II

GRENNAN, GERALD BURTON  (R/79780)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JM239 of No 227 Sqn, which hit by JL915 when it swung on take off.  He is buried in Nicosia War Cemetery

24-Sep

Flt Sgt

LIDGETT, HERBERT  (658471)  RAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle I, P1382 of No 296 Sqn, which ditched off Pantelleria following an engine failure whilst delivering mail.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

24-Sep

Flt Sgt

SZYMKOWIAK, Tadeusz (P.794022)  PAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, EN173  of No 303 Sqn, which was shot down over Abbeville by Fw 190s during a Ramrod.  He is buried in Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard

24-Sep

Flt Lt

CHOCHOLIN, VLADISLAV  (81886)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, AR335 of No 310 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 110s during a Ramrod to Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Sep

Sqn Ldr

HIMR, JAROSLAV  (81891)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BP561 'V' of No 313 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 110s during a Ramrod to Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Sep

Plt Off

COCHRANE, JOHN BLAIR  (142065)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3895 of No 313 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 110s during a Ramrod to Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Sep

Sgt

CURRAN, JOSEPH  (1045746)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB207 NA-B of No 428 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Sep

Sgt

FLOWER, PETER JOHN  (1295414)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB207 NA-B of No 428 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Sep

Fg Off

HADDEN, WILLIAM ANDERSON  (J/16232)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB207 NA-B of No 428 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Sep

Flt Sgt

MORRIS, ALEXANDER FREDERICK HENRY  (1383392)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB207 NA-B of No 428 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Sep

Flt Sgt

RENWICK, CLIFFORD WILLIAM  (R/128406)  RCAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB207 NA-B of No 428 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Sep

Flt Sgt

WHITBY, SYDNEY ARTHUR  (1393852)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB207 NA-B of No 428 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Sep

Sgt

YUILL, ARCHIBALD  (757254)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB207 NA-B of No 428 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

24-Sep

Fg Off

AINGE, JOHN ALBERT  (415279)  RNZAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MH470 of No 485 Sqn, which was lost on a morning Ramrod.  He is buried in Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-sur-Mer

24-Sep

Plt Off

WILLIAMS, JAMES HENRY  (148816)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IX, LR405 of No 540 Sqn, which failed to return from a photo recce sortie.  He is buried in Zwollerkerspel (Voorst) General Cemetery.

24-Sep

Flt Sgt

PEEK, ERNEST PERCY HENRY  (1375401)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IX, LR405 of No 540 Sqn, which failed to return from a photo recce sortie.  He is buried in Zwollerkerspel (Voorst) General Cemetery.

24-Sep

LAC

LIVETT, CHARLES ALBERT  (1267623)  RAFVR; age: 33

He was died whilst serving with No 993 Sqn, and died from Meningitis, his death being registered in Chelmsford.  He is buried in Chelmsford (Writtle Road) Cemetery.

24-Sep

WO

FRIESE-GREENE, VINCENT PENDLETON  (963754)  RAFVR; age: 32

He was serving in the 3 (P) AFU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Cirencester.  He is buried in Highgate Cemetery

24-Sep

Sgt

BARKER, DENNIS NORMAN  (1397236)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving in the 3 (P) AFU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Cirencester.  He is buried in Tottenham Cemetery

24-Sep

Flt Lt

MEGGITT, TOM ROY  (45359)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was serving in the 3 (P) AFU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Cirencester.  He was cremated at  Liverpool (Anfield) Crematorium

24-Sep

Flt Sgt

BALLARD, ALBERT WILLIAM HENRY  (366033)  RAF; age: 34

He had been serving with an unknown unit in the Far East when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Hintok.  He is buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

24-Sep

Sgt

SEDGWICK, ALLISON JOHN  (1011330)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was serving with the Officers' School and was killed in an accident when he was in a collision with a motor tractor at Albrighton, near Wolverhampton whilst riding his motor cycle in the blackout.  He is buried in Codsall (St Nicholas) Churchyard. Extension

24-Sep

LACW

WILLIAMS, JESSIE DUNNETT HENDERSON  (426791)  WAAF; age: 20

She was serving a Nursing Orderly at RAF Odiham and died in Haywards Heath Neurological Centre from a cerebral neoplasm.  She is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

24-Sep

ACW2

REECE, ROSE  (472863)  WAAF; age: 21

She was serving as an ACH/u/t Nursing Orderly at the Medical Training Depot, RAF Sidmouth and died in the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital from tuberculosis meningitis.  She is buried in Hyde Borough Cemetery.

25-Sep

Fg Off

BAILEY, RICHARD HARRY MELLOR  (127226)  RAFVR; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AG426 of No 4 Sqn, which failed to return from a sweep to Dreux.  He is buried in Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-sur-Mer

25-Sep

Fg Off

CULLEN, CLIFFORD LORNE  (J/13628)  RCAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LX911 'V' of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down off Pianosa by Bf 109s.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Sep

Fg Off

POWELL, ROBERT WILLIAM  (133651)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LX911 'V' of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down off Pianosa by Bf 109s.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Sep

Sgt

DAVIES, GEORGE EDWARD  (1312886)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was probably flying in Stirling III, EH944 WP-A of No 90 Sqn, which on 22/23 September he abandoned over enemy territory after it was attacked by a night fighter during a raid on Hannover, dying from injuries sustained.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery.

25-Sep

WO

HOWES, CHARLES MELVILLE  (R/67314)  RCAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL506 'X' of No 148 Sqn, which crashed at Brindisi when an fire broke out on approach as the result of the fuel lines being damaged by a bomb fouling the bomb doors.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery.

25-Sep

Flt Sgt

ABERCROMBIE, DAVID  (817167)  RAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP722 of No 179 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol off Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Sep

Fg Off

BEALE, HAROLD FRED  (J/14816)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP722 of No 179 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol off Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Sep

Fg Off

HOAD, SIDNEY GEORGE  (142893)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP722 of No 179 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol off Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Sep

Sqn Ldr

RIDDELL, GEORGE HENRY MONTEITH  (33519)  RAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP722 of No 179 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol off Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Sep

WO

SMITH, ROBERT WILLIAM  (552902)  RAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP722 of No 179 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol off Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Sep

Fg Off

DOWD, MORTIMER JOHN  (J/20127)  RCAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP722 of No 179 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol off Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Sep

Sgt

SAMS, ROBERT EDWARD WILLIAM  (1393983)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LX945 'L' of No 236 Sqn, which flew into the sea during an attack on a convoy off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Sep

Sgt

SMITH, LEONARD  (1483337)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LX945 'L' of No 236 Sqn, which flew into the sea during an attack on a convoy off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Sep

Wg Cdr

COOPER, CHARLES STANLEY DFC (33161)  RAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, JL957 'A' of No 254 Sqn, which was shot down off the Dutch coast by flak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Sep

Plt Off

KIRKUP, JOHN MATTHEW  (155548)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, JL957 'A' of No 254 Sqn, which was shot down off the Dutch coast by flak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Sep

LAC

HOW, ROBERT JOHN  (1437981)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 354 Sqn, and died from malaria.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai.

25-Sep

AC1

EDWARDS, THOMAS ALBERT  (1461302)  RAFVR; age: 22

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

25-Sep

Plt Off

SIMMS, NORMAN CHARLES ARTHUR  (152100)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying, unauthorised, in Master, W9031 of No 5 (P) AFU, which crashed on a night take off.  He is buried in Bungay Cemetery.

25-Sep

Fg Off

HEAD, CECIL ERNEST  (100764)  RAFVR; age: ?

He had been serving with No 266 Wing when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Haruku.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

25-Sep

Sgt

WHITAKER, JOSEPH  (1030019)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, JA448 of No 29 OTU, which dived into ground after control was lost in a bank at low level as it took off from Bruntingthorpe to undertake a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Baildon (Charlestown) Cemetery

25-Sep

Sgt

WOLFF, HAROLD JOSEPH  (1531814)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, JA448 of No 29 OTU, which dived into ground after control was lost in a bank at low level as it took off from Bruntingthorpe to undertake a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Bradford (North Bierley) Cemetery

25-Sep

Sgt

TOWNSEND, RONALD REGINALD  (1577926)  RAFVR; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, JA448 of No 29 OTU, which dived into ground after control was lost in a bank at low level as it took off from Bruntingthorpe to undertake a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Broadheath (Christ Church) Churchyard

25-Sep

Sgt

MEYRICK, GRANVILLE  (1353345)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, JA448 of No 29 OTU, which dived into ground after control was lost in a bank at low level as it took off from Bruntingthorpe to undertake a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Cadoxton-juxta-Neath (SS. Cattwg and Illtyd) Churchyard

25-Sep

Sgt

GIBBY, WILLIAM DAVID  (1079181)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, JA448 of No 29 OTU, which dived into ground after control was lost in a bank at low level as it took off from Bruntingthorpe to undertake a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Caerphilly (Penyrheol) Cemetery

25-Sep

Sgt

SMART, ERIC SHIRLEY  (1322742)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, JA448 of No 29 OTU, which dived into ground after control was lost in a bank at low level as it took off from Bruntingthorpe to undertake a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

25-Sep

Sgt

FARRELL, CHARLES ALFRED  (1390989)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, JA448 of No 29 OTU, which dived into ground after control was lost in a bank at low level as it took off from Bruntingthorpe to undertake a night flying exercise.  He is buried in St Pancras Cemetery

25-Sep

WO II

WIGLE, GEORGE BENSON  (R/98456)  RCAF; age: Unknown

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP637 of No 3 FTU, which flew into high ground near Saka in Morocco whilst flying in cloud, having become lost on a ferry flight  5 other killed.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery

25-Sep

Sgt

CARTER, ALEC EDWARD  (1390572)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP637 of No 3 FTU, which flew into high ground near Saka in Morocco whilst flying in cloud, having become lost on a ferry flight  5 other killed.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery

25-Sep

Sgt

WRIGHT, ALAN GEORGE WILLIAM  (1336888)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP637 of No 3 FTU, which flew into high ground near Saka in Morocco whilst flying in cloud, having become lost on a ferry flight  5 other killed.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery

25-Sep

Plt Off

McPHERSON, BERNARD  (J/19354)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP637 of No 3 FTU, which flew into high ground near Saka in Morocco whilst flying in cloud, having become lost on a ferry flight  5 other killed.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery

25-Sep

Sgt

PROSSER, WALTER GEORGE  (1313141)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP637 of No 3 FTU, which flew into high ground near Saka in Morocco whilst flying in cloud, having become lost on a ferry flight  5 other killed.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery

25-Sep

Sgt

WHITING, ROBERT  (1334969)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XII, MP637 of No 3 FTU, which flew into high ground near Saka in Morocco whilst flying in cloud, having become lost on a ferry flight  5 other killed.  He is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery

25-Sep

Fg Off

NEWSOME, HENRY SMITH  (109443)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was serving with No 301 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

25-Sep

Flt Sgt

COTTON, IVOR  (1575868)  RAFVR; age: 39

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HJ658 of No 307 (Polish), which was shot down by return fire from a Ju 88 during an Instep patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Sep

Flt Sgt

LOWNDES, LESLIE JOHN  (656459)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HJ658 of No 307 (Polish), which was shot down by return fire from a Ju 88 during an Instep patrol over the Bay of Biscay.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-Sep

Sgt

COLLIS, LESLIE  (1339327)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V6848 of No 56 OTU, which collided with V7183 near Alyth in Perthshire whilst flying in formation.  He is buried in Ringwood Cemetery.

25-Sep

Plt Off

DAVIES, RICHARD EVAN  (418502)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, AZ609 of No 7 (P) AFU, which spun into the ground after taking part in a practice dogfight with a P-38 at the end of a formation flying practice.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

25-Sep

Fg Off

VARDY, BASIL THOMAS  (126847)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was serving with No 7 AS and died in South Africa, cause unknown.  He is buried in Kroonstad New Cemetery

25-Sep

Fg Off

CLAYDEN, FRANCIS JOSEPH STAFF  (61120)  RAFVR; age: ?

He had been serving with an unknown unit in the Far East when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Hintok.  He is buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

25-Sep

Sgt

JENKINS, WILLIAM ROBERT RADCLIFFE  (553417)  RAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, HV360 of the NACAF Comm Flt, which crashed in an attempted forced landing near Cap Rosa.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery.

25-Sep

Cpl

WHYMARK, ALBERT REGINALD  (610734)  RAF; age: 25

He had been serving at Palembang when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Liang, Ambon.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

25-Sep

AC2

RYAN, CHARLES  (1900320)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was serving with No 3 Recruits Centre at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Newton.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery.

25-Sep

LAC

MEREDITH, DONALD  (1618277)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was serving with No 23 OTU and died in his bed from injuries sustained earlier that night when he fell from his bicycle.  He is buried in Kidderminster Cemetery.

26-Sep

Flt Sgt

BRIGHAM, KENNETH  (1000239)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ361 of No 18 Sqn, which collided with another Boston of the same unit as they approached to land at Catania on completion of a formation practice flight.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

26-Sep

Plt Off

GREENSTREET, JAMES FREDERICK  (412376)  RNZAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ361 of No 18 Sqn, which collided with another Boston of the same unit as they approached to land at Catania on completion of a formation practice flight.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

26-Sep

AC1

WRIGHT, GEORGE  (1512516)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ361 of No 18 Sqn, which collided with another Boston of the same unit as they approached to land at Catania on completion of a formation practice flight.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

26-Sep

Plt Off

HEWISON, RONALD  (141344)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, BR645 of No 680 Sqn, which crashed near Berka on its retrn from a PR sortie.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

26-Sep

WO

COTTERILL, DAVID KEITH  (404992)  RNZAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, V8889 of No 255 Sqn, which crashed into the sea after colliding with another aircraft of the same unit during a night flying test.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

26-Sep

Fg Off

NEDAHL, DEWI MARLAIS  (138211)  RAFVR; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, V8889 of No 255 Sqn, which crashed into the sea after colliding with another aircraft of the same unit during a night flying test.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

26-Sep

Flt Sgt

MELL, WALTER  (1379948)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, FD533 of No 268 Sqn, which was lost on a Rhubarb to Lisieux.  He is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

26-Sep

Plt Off

MOORBY, FRANK PRESTON  (151848)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV697 of No 14 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames as it tried to overshoot downwind having returned to Husbands Bosworth due to an engine fault developing on a training flight.  He is buried in Barton-under-Needwood (St James) Churchyard

26-Sep

Sgt

FERGUSON, IAN WOODMAN  (1322786)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV697 of No 14 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames as it tried to overshoot downwind having returned to Husbands Bosworth due to an engine fault developing on a training flight.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

26-Sep

Sgt

FRASER, JAMES MUNRO MEARNS  (419177)  RAAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV697 of No 14 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames as it tried to overshoot downwind having returned to Husbands Bosworth due to an engine fault developing on a training flight.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

26-Sep

Flt Sgt

WOODS, JACK WILLIAM  (410584)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV697 of No 14 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames as it tried to overshoot downwind having returned to Husbands Bosworth due to an engine fault developing on a training flight.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

26-Sep

Plt Off

GILLESPIE, LAWRENCE  (152304)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, HN189 of No 15 (P) AFU, which crashed into a fuel bowser after swinging during a single-engined landing at Greenham Common.  He is buried in Newhills Old Churchyard.

26-Sep

LAC

DOWNIE, THOMAS  (1367786)  RAFVR; age: 35

He was serving with No 1572 Flt at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

26-Sep

Plt Off

MELLOR, RICHARD HOPWOOD OGDEN  (J/26209)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9428 of No 24 OTU, which crashed near Stoke Orchard during a Bullseye exercise.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

26-Sep

Sgt

REID, WILLIAM CECIL  (R/152399)  RCAF; age: 29

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9428 of No 24 OTU, which crashed near Stoke Orchard during a Bullseye exercise.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

26-Sep

Flight Sergeant

L'HOMMEDIEU, GEORGE MARTIN  (R/148356)  RCAF; age: 32

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9428 of No 24 OTU, which crashed near Stoke Orchard during a Bullseye exercise.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

26-Sep

Sgt

MORGAN, RONALD BERKLEY  (2220391)  RAFVR; age: 19

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9428 of No 24 OTU, which crashed near Stoke Orchard during a Bullseye exercise.  He is buried in Pontypridd (Glyntaff) Cemetery

26-Sep

Sgt

ANDREWS, ALBERT VICTOR  (1562044)  RAF; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9428 of No 24 OTU, which crashed near Stoke Orchard during a Bullseye exercise.  He is buried in Stewarton Cemetery

26-Sep

Cpl

SOMERVILLE, WILLIAM  (626169)  RAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, HN939 of No 8 AGS, which ran into a wall during a forced landing near Durnoch in Sutherland following an engine failure.  He is buried in Upper Tamlaght-O'Crilly Church of Ireland Churchyard

26-Sep

Sgt

WALKER, JACK  (1454838)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, BG659 of No 3 (P) AFU, which flew into Birflip Hill at Brimpsfield in Gloucestershire at night.  He is buried in Bradford (Undercliffe) Cemetery.

26-Sep

Sgt

CORMIER, GERALD PATRICK  (1544476)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, JM398 of No 9 (C) OTU, which crashed on landing at Crosby after the undercarriage failed to lock down.  He is buried in Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery.

26-Sep

Cpl

WYATT, ARTHUR FRANK  (1257813)  RAFVR; age: 34

He was serving at RAF Burnham at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Birmingham 4 Qtr.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery.

26-Sep

Cpl

COLREIN, SIDNEY ROBERT  (871575)  AuxAF; age: 41

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

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