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Casualties - 26 October 1943


26-Oct

AC1

FURZE, REGINALD EBENEZER ALBERT  (542647)  RAF; age: ?

He was serving supposedly with No 8 Sqn, at the time of his death, but he is not mentioned in the ORB and his death appears to have occurred in Palestine rather than Aden.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

26-Oct

Cpl

BOWERS, HORACE GEORGE  (927992)  RAFVR; age: 29

He was supposedly serving with No 33 Sqn, at the time of his death, but no details are shown in the ORB.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery.

26-Oct

Fg Off

PILE, DONALD ZALVA  (408511)  RAAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AG575 of No 63 Sqn, which flew into Dochrie Hill, Forgandenny, Kinross-shire whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Corstorphine Hill) Cemetery

26-Oct

Flt Sgt

CRUST, HILLYAR RAYMOND  (1253122)  RAFVR; age: 21

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FL926 'J' of No 160 Sqn, which failed to return from a PR sortie to the Car Nicobar Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Oct

Flt Sgt

GILLESPIE, EDWARD BRUCE  (R/133826)  RCAF; age: 22

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FL926 'J' of No 160 Sqn, which failed to return from a PR sortie to the Car Nicobar Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Oct

Fg Off

HAMANN, CHARLES WILLIAM  (J/16456)  RCAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FL926 'J' of No 160 Sqn, which failed to return from a PR sortie to the Car Nicobar Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Oct

Flt Sgt

LECKEY, THOMAS  (1023458)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FL926 'J' of No 160 Sqn, which failed to return from a PR sortie to the Car Nicobar Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Oct

Sgt

MACGREGOR, CYRIL RAYMOND  (1271486)  RAFVR; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FL926 'J' of No 160 Sqn, which failed to return from a PR sortie to the Car Nicobar Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Oct

Sgt

MORGAN, ROLAND  (1187248)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FL926 'J' of No 160 Sqn, which failed to return from a PR sortie to the Car Nicobar Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Oct

Fg Off

WALLACE, WALTER ALLISON  (J/15180)  RCAF; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FL926 'J' of No 160 Sqn, which failed to return from a PR sortie to the Car Nicobar Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Oct

Fg Off

WILLSON, HARRY PATRICK  (120801)  RAFVR; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, FL926 'J' of No 160 Sqn, which failed to return from a PR sortie to the Car Nicobar Islands.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Oct

WO II

SHANKS, GEORGE ARNOLD  (R/126246)  RCAF; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP740 of No 175 Sqn, which crashed into the sea of Bognor Regis during a Rhubarb, possibly as the result of an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Oct

Flt Sgt

RIPPER, DONALD EDWIN  (409276)  RAAF; age: 23

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, EF615 of No 229 Sqn, which blew up in the air possibly as the result of a lightning strike.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery

26-Oct

WO

LOS, Stanislaw Kazimierz (P.793621)  PAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD781 of No 307 Sqn, which was lost off the Scilly Isles during an Instep patrol.  He is buried in

26-Oct

Sgt

POSNER, Isser Lejb (P.794669)  PAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD781 of No 307 Sqn, which was lost off the Scilly Isles during an Instep patrol.  He is buried in

26-Oct

LAC

OLSON, HERBERT OSWALD  (R/136224)  RCAF; age: 31

He was killed whilst flying in he was killed in a bicycling accident in fog of No 427 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

25-Oct

Sqn Ldr

LENTON, REGINALD ARTHUR MC, DFC (42315)  RAF; age: 28

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IX, LR420 of No 540 Sqn, which failed to return from a photo recce sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Oct

Fg Off

HANEY, ROBERT SHIRLEY  (146288)  RAFVR; age: ?

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IX, LR420 of No 540 Sqn, which failed to return from a photo recce sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Oct

Fg Off

KNIGHT-BROWN, NOEL HENRY  (403348)  RAAF; age: 25

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, HP322 of No 1481 Flt, which failed to return from a weather recce of the Mablethorpe ranges.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Oct

Flt Sgt

WRIGHT, RAYMOND JOHNSTON DFM (415049)  RNZAF; age: 30

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, HP322 of No 1481 Flt, which failed to return from a weather recce of the Mablethorpe ranges.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

26-Oct

Fg Off

MARTIN, STEPHEN HENRY  (J/21567)  RCAF; age: 26

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, EB199 ZU-H of No 1664 HCU, which died from injuries sustained on 22 Oct 1943 - rolled and crashed on the approach to Croft following an engine failure.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

26-Oct

Sgt

SOUTHGATE, WILLIAM HAROLD  (1621759)  RAFVR; age: 18

He was probably killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, DE275 of No 25 EFTS, which crashed at Parkeridge near Salisbury in Southern Rhodesia.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

26-Oct

Cpl

TAIT, JOHN HENRY  (553224)  RAF; age: 21

He was probably killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, DE275 of No 25 EFTS, which crashed at Parkeridge near Salisbury in Southern Rhodesia.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery

26-Oct

Sgt

LEVENE, ALFRED BARISH  (R/225002)  RCAF; age: 27

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE696 of No 30 OTU, which crashed into a hanger on an overshoot at Burnaston during night circuit practice.  He is buried in Stafford Cemetery

26-Oct

Sgt

THOMPSON, BARRY HOWARD  (1232209)  RAFVR; age: 20

He was killed whilst flying in Cornell, 14395 of No 32 EFTS, which crashed on this date.  He is buried in Innisfail Cemetery, Alberta.

26-Oct

LAC

ARMSTRONG, NEVIL WILLIAM  (1861982)  RAFVR; age: 18

He was killed whilst flying in Cornell, 14395 of No 32 EFTS, which crashed on this date.  He is buried in Innisfail Cemetery, Alberta.

26-Oct

LAC

GOODRICH, EUSTACE ILLINGWORTH  (1005034)  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 Liang, Ambon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

26-Oct

AC2

PENNY, FREDERICK ERNEST  (1189830)  RAFVR; age: 27

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

26-Oct

LAC

HARDY, HENRY AUSTIN  (1196796)  RAFVR; age: 37

He had been serving at RAF Seletar when captured but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Haruku.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

26-Oct

Cpl

WITHERINGTON, GEORGE WILLIAM LEONARD  (963350)  RAFVR; age: 27

He was serving with No 21 OTU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Chipping Norton.  He is buried in Keresley (St Thomas) Churchyard.

26-Oct

Plt Off COUTANCEAU, MAURICE GASTON EMILE  (158024)  RAFVR; age: 23 He was seconded to the ATA and was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, LE262 of No 3 FPP, which dived into the ground at Flat Fell, Cleator, Cumberland.  He is buried in Upminster (St Laurence) Churchyard.

26-Oct

 

LAC

WRIGHT, HENRY  (983548)  RAFVR; age: 24

He was serving with No 4657 Works Flt at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in St Austell (23).  He is buried in Thornaby-on-Tees Cemetery.

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