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Casualties - 11 - 14 February 1944


11 Feb

BROOKS, JOHN CUNNINGHAM (713013) age: 26 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving with No 2 Sqn but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Biggleswade.  He is buried in Cardington (St Mary) Church Cemetery

11 Feb

HARRIS, FREDERICK MOSES CYRIL HENRY (1836450) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JN959 'N' of No 148 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in Montenegro after being hit by ground fire whilst on a special duties mission to Albania.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery.
11 Feb

PALMER, JAMES (1802051) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JN959 'N' of No 148 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in Montenegro after being hit by ground fire whilst on a special duties mission to Albania.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery.
11 Feb

PLAXTON, NAIRNE EDWIN DFM (650538) age: 23 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JN959 'N' of No 148 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in Montenegro after being hit by ground fire whilst on a special duties mission to Albania.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery.
11 Feb

HOUGH, BERNARD AUSTIN (415424) age: 30 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JN959 'N' of No 148 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in Montenegro after being hit by ground fire whilst on a special duties mission to Albania.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery.
11 Feb

LEE, EDWARD GEORGE(410502) age: 24 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JN959 'N' of No 148 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in Montenegro after being hit by ground fire whilst on a special duties mission to Albania.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery.
11 Feb

McGUGAN, IAN (414720) age: 27 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JN959 'N' of No 148 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in Montenegro after being hit by ground fire whilst on a special duties mission to Albania.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery.
11 Feb

MANN, PERCY GARFIELD (412601) age: 38 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, JN959 'N' of No 148 Sqn, which flew into a mountain in Montenegro after being hit by ground fire whilst on a special duties mission to Albania.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery.
11 Feb

NEVINS, JOHN EDMUND (J/24146) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, HX346 of No 158 Sqn, which he abandoned after it entered a spin during a training flight but he slipped out of his parachute and was killed.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

11 Feb

CUNDIFF, VICTOR RONALD (1436622) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hitchin of No 158 Sqn, which he abandoned after it entered a spin during a training flight but he slipped out of his parachute and was killed.  He is buried in Macclesfield Cemetery

11 Feb

McDONALD, JOHN WALTER (414419) age: 26 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander IIIA, V9822 MA-E of No 161 Sqn, which overturned and burst into flames on its third attempt to land at Farges-en-Septaine during a SIS Operation - Serbie .  He is buried in Farges-en-Saptaine Communal Cemetery

11 Feb

HOLLAND, JOHN DE BEAUVOIR (169116) age: 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JR260 of No 183 Sqn, which came down off the Isle of Wight following an engine failure during a Ramrod.  He is buried in Chichester Cemetery

11 Feb

WRIGHT, KEITH FIELDING (999812) age: 26 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, JL585 of No 227 Sqn, which ditched off Spetsai probably as the result of flak damage.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

11 Feb

MADDEN, JOSEPH LEO ANTHONY (J/86136) age: 24 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIII, HK520 of No 410 Sqn, which crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Bradwell Bay.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

11 Feb

CURRIE, RUSSELL (R/146131) age: 21 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIII, HK520 of No 410 Sqn, which crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Bradwell Bay.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

11 Feb

ARGYLE, PETER (152421) age: 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, HJ715 of No 418 Sqn, which flew into the ground shortly after taking off from Ford.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

11 Feb

SANAGAN, ALAN LEWIS (J/6939) age: 26 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, HJ715 of No 418 Sqn, which flew into the ground shortly after taking off from Ford.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

11 Feb

SHANAHAN, JOHN JAMES (1801992) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW395 KW-O of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Hanbury in Worcestershire following a engine failure during a Bullseye exercise.  He is buried in Cromer No.2 Burial Ground

11 Feb

ALBERT, JOSEPH HENRY YVON (J/88332) age: 23 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW395 KW-O of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Hanbury in Worcestershire following a engine failure during a Bullseye exercise.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery

11 Feb

AUBIN, JOSEPH GILBERT DOLLARD (J/85928) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW395 KW-O of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Hanbury in Worcestershire following a engine failure during a Bullseye exercise.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery

11 Feb

DUBROY, WILLIAM EDMOND (J/85409) age: 26 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW395 KW-O of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Hanbury in Worcestershire following a engine failure during a Bullseye exercise.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery

11 Feb

FLEURY, JOSEPH OSCAR ROLLAND (J/89M7) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW395 KW-O of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Hanbury in Worcestershire following a engine failure during a Bullseye exercise.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery

11 Feb

MAYVILLE, JOSEPH FERNARD (R/141896) age: 23 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW395 KW-O of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Hanbury in Worcestershire following a engine failure during a Bullseye exercise.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery

11 Feb

MITTON, HAROLD BERTRAM (1319639) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, LW395 KW-O of No 425 Sqn, which crashed near Hanbury in Worcestershire following a engine failure during a Bullseye exercise.  He was cremated at  Nottingham Crematorium

11 Feb

BOWMER, JOSEPH DESMOND (127844) age: Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP758 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11 Feb

DURNFORD, ROY EARL(J/23687) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP758 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11 Feb

HUTCHESON, ERIC HARRY (J/24117) age: 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP758 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11 Feb

BOON, STANLEY JOHN ALBERT (1210229) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP758 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11 Feb

HOWE, RONALD THOMAS BERTRAM (1196848) age: 32 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP758 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11 Feb

SPANNER, ROY FREDERICK (1210232) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIV, MP758 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

11 Feb

CROSS, RONALD CLAUDE(1576987) age: 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, W9205 of No 1 TEU, which dived into the sea off Arbroath during a dive bombing exercise.  He is buried in Northampton (Kingsthorpe) Cemetery

11 Feb

HOLE, MERVYN (1896665) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3215 of No 21 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from More-in-Marsh for a Bullseye exercise, probably due to an engine failure.  He is buried in Deal Cemetery

11 Feb

BREEN, MICHAEL JOSEPH (1797554) age: 18 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3215 of No 21 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from More-in-Marsh for a Bullseye exercise, probably due to an engine failure.  He is buried in Naas (St Corban's) Catholic Cemetery

11 Feb

MARTIN, JAMES FRANCIS (23503) age: 26 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3215 of No 21 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from More-in-Marsh for a Bullseye exercise, probably due to an engine failure.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

11 Feb

ARMITAGE, JOHN EDWARD (1548659) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3215 of No 21 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from More-in-Marsh for a Bullseye exercise, probably due to an engine failure.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

11 Feb

EARWAKER, PERCIVAL HENRY (1398359) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3215 of No 21 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from More-in-Marsh for a Bullseye exercise, probably due to an engine failure.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

11 Feb

PURVIS, LEONARD (1612021) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3215 of No 21 OTU, which crashed shortly after taking off from More-in-Marsh for a Bullseye exercise, probably due to an engine failure.  He is buried in South Ealing Cemetery

11 Feb

LOUGHNAN, GERALD HAMILTON (16142) age: Unknown RAF

Wg Cdr

He was probably killed whilst flying in Defiant I, DS154 of No 25 AACU, which crashed near Eastleigh.  He is buried in Nairobi War Cemetery

11 Feb

WELSTEAD, ARTHUR JAMES (1397743) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Wellington X, HF516 'K' of No 30 OTU, which crashed on landing at Hixon following an engine failure.  He is buried in Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery

11 Feb

McDOWALL, JAMES (1074721) age: 32 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 305 MU, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

11 Feb

WITHERS, KENNETH GEORGE(77156) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 338 Wing, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in El Alia Cemetery

11 Feb

KNIGHT, PETER HERBERT (525754) age: 27 RAF

LAC

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in .  He is buried in Sunderland (Southwick) Cemetery

11 Feb

HARRISON, ERNEST VANCOUVER (VAN) (76518) age: 46 RAFVR

Wg Cdr

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 5 ITW but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Newton Abbott.  He is buried in Torquay Cemetery and Extension.

12 Feb

PUDDUCK, HARRY GEORGE(1806702) age: 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4119 VN-Q of No 50 Sqn, which spun into the ground at East Kirkby in Lincolnshire following an engine fire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

12 Feb

BALL, FREDERICK CHARLES (1161312) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4119 VN-Q of No 50 Sqn, which spun into the ground at East Kirkby in Lincolnshire following an engine fire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Erdington (SS Thomas and Edmund of Canterbury) Roman Catholic Cemetery

12 Feb

KING, CONSTANT (978905) age: 24 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4119 VN-Q of No 50 Sqn, which spun into the ground at East Kirkby in Lincolnshire following an engine fire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery

12 Feb

MOORE, ERNEST DONALD (1800381) age: 31 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, W4119 VN-Q of No 50 Sqn, which spun into the ground at East Kirkby in Lincolnshire following an engine fire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Tottenham Cemetery

12 Feb

HOLMES, ERNEST DOUGLAS (403927) age: 26 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk III, FR872 'P' of No 112 Sqn, which disappeared whilst on a test flight.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

12 Feb

PURDY, JACK WILLIAM THOMAS (169567) age: 26 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MM974 'R' of No 137 Sqn, which failed to return from a Ramrod to Ardouval.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12 Feb

KEMP, RUSSELL WILLIAM (J/21472) age: 26 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR910 VR-R of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie off Borkum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12 Feb

REMPEL, WALTER EARLE(J/11436) age: 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR910 VR-R of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie off Borkum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12 Feb

LAIDLAW, DAVID DRYSDAL(J/21293) age: 26 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR910 VR-R of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie off Borkum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12 Feb

MILLER, ALFRED STEPHEN (R/142441) age: 26 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR910 VR-R of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie off Borkum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12 Feb

LAGDON, STANLEY ALFRED (931729) age: 33 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR910 VR-R of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie off Borkum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12 Feb

BACHAND, JOSEPH GILLES (R/104790) age: 23 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR910 VR-R of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie off Borkum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12 Feb

ASHTON, JOHN NORMAN STEPHEN (172209) age: 33 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR910 VR-R of No 420 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie off Borkum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

12 Feb

PEMBERTON, WILLIAM LESLIE(1262146) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK248 of No 12 OTU, which crashed onto Watling Street 9 miles from Chipping Warden during a night bombing practice sortie.  He is buried in Banbury Cemetery

12 Feb

VAGG, ROBERT ARTHUR JAMES (J/23744) age: 28 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK248 of No 12 OTU, which crashed onto Watling Street 9 miles from Chipping Warden during a night bombing practice sortie.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

12 Feb

SERGEANT, LINDSAY MORTON (420604) age: 31 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK248 of No 12 OTU, which crashed onto Watling Street 9 miles from Chipping Warden during a night bombing practice sortie.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

12 Feb

WILLIAMS, HAROLD LEES (1579033) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BK248 of No 12 OTU, which crashed onto Watling Street 9 miles from Chipping Warden during a night bombing practice sortie.  He is buried in Tipton Cemetery

12 Feb

NETTLETON, WILLIAM HERBERT (160604) age: 31 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, NM306 of No 15 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground at speed whilst undertaking a cross-country W/T exercise.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

12 Feb

DOWLING, ROY WILLIAM (418647) age: 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, NM306 of No 15 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground at speed whilst undertaking a cross-country W/T exercise.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

12 Feb

CARR, CHARLES (659081) age: 32 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, DT585 TT-D of No 1658 HCU, which crashed on landing at Riccall and burst into flames on its return from night cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

12 Feb

FOX, JOHN BRUCE(R/160403) age: 26 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK129 of No 1659 HCU, which crashed on landing at Riccall and burst into flames on its return from night cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

12 Feb

FAIRHEAD, ERNEST (J/88531) age: 23 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK129 of No 1659 HCU, which crashed on landing near Topcliffe on its return from a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

12 Feb

JENNINGS, ALBERT EDWARD (1540656) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DK129 of No 1659 HCU, which crashed on landing near Topcliffe on its return from a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Rochdale Cemetery

12 Feb

MATHEWS, ROBERT NOEL (116727) age: 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6673 TY-C of No 24 OTU, which collided with N1375 on landing at Honeybourne after practicing night circuits and landing.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

12 Feb

HOPKINS, DAVID LEONARD (574313) age: 21 RAF

Sgt

He was killed/died whilst serving at Abu Sueir, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery

12 Feb

MADLEY, LESLIE VINCENT (1309351) age: 31 RAFVR

LAC

He was travelling on the SS Khedive Ishmail, and was killed when it was sunk by the Japanese submarine I-27 near the Maldives.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12 Feb

CHARLTON, NORMAN (1036929) age: 23 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving at RAF Bishops Court when he died from a subarachnoid haemorrhage.  He is buried in Blyth (Cowpen) Cemetery.

13 Feb

UNWIN, JOSEPH ARTHUR (129568) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ240 of No 47 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13 Feb

FARMER, KENNETH ROY (1215062) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, LZ240 of No 47 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 110.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13 Feb

WRIGHT, CHARLES FREDERICK (1118992) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL505 'B' of No 62 Sqn, which swung on take off from Comilla and collided with a number of USAAF C-47s.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

13 Feb

KINGSWOOD, FREDERICK HENRY WILLIAM (416003) age: 22 RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL505 'B' of No 62 Sqn, which swung on take off from Comilla and collided with a number of USAAF C-47s.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

13 Feb

CUNNINGHAM, RALPH JOSEPH (1062701) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL505 'B' of No 62 Sqn, which swung on take off from Comilla and collided with a number of USAAF C-47s.  He is buried in Maynamati War Cemetery

13 Feb

MARTIN, SELWYN WILLIAM BRUCE(421605) age: 20 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, JA136 'X' of No 70 Sqn, which flew into a hill in cloud on its return from a raid on Cisterna.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

13 Feb

FANCE, ALBERT CHARLES (1320851) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, JA136 'X' of No 70 Sqn, which flew into a hill in cloud on its return from a raid on Cisterna.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

13 Feb

APPLETON, ROBIN ERIC (1440338) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, JA136 'X' of No 70 Sqn, which flew into a hill in cloud on its return from a raid on Cisterna.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

13 Feb

BOWEN, PETER DUNCAN (42481) age: 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD629 of No 169 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk during a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13 Feb

ATKINSON, JOHN LATIMER (173151) age: 35 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD629 of No 169 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk during a training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

13 Feb

FINCH, ELDON GRANT (J/24422) age: 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IV, KZ559 of No 184 Sqn, which crashed whilst approaching to land.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

13 Feb

BLIGH, REX WILLIAM (1453884) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 240 Sqn, but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Madras (St Mary's) Cemetery, Chennai

13 Feb

TUCKER, WALTER FRANK FREDERICK (1151261) age: Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was supposedly serving with No 246 Sqn, at the time of his death but this unit had disbanded in April 1943 and didn't reform until October 1944 and was never based in the Indian Ocean area.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

13 Feb

WILLIAMS, GEORGE(1502741) age: Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JR215 of No 263 Sqn, which was probably shot down by flak during a Rodeo to Champs-Etampes.  He is buried in Guillerval Communal Cemetery

13 Feb

CALLEAR, RAYMOND ELVIN (1549845) age: 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 354 Sqn, but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata

13 Feb

CAMPBELL, SYDNEY NEAM (412335) age: 29 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA104 'S' of No 458 Sqn, which ditched off the Corsican coast possibly as a result of ice buildup causing a loss of airspeed.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

13 Feb

LIPSCOMB, WILLIAM MCIVER MOUNSELL (421740) age: 22 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA104 'S' of No 458 Sqn, which ditched off the Corsican coast possibly as a result of ice buildup causing a loss of airspeed.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

13 Feb

BRANDON, HARRY WILLIAM (1388140) age: 31 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA104 'S' of No 458 Sqn, which ditched off the Corsican coast possibly as a result of ice buildup causing a loss of airspeed.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

13 Feb

PARKIN, GORDON GEORGE(10158) age: 30 RAAF

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA104 'S' of No 458 Sqn, which ditched off the Corsican coast possibly as a result of ice buildup causing a loss of airspeed.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

13 Feb

ADAIR, THOMAS (1531154) age: 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA104 'S' of No 458 Sqn, which ditched off the Corsican coast possibly as a result of ice buildup causing a loss of airspeed.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

13 Feb

KENNY, KIERAN (9352) age: 24 RAAF

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, JA104 'S' of No 458 Sqn, which ditched off the Corsican coast possibly as a result of ice buildup causing a loss of airspeed.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

13 Feb

GORDON, JOHN IRVIN(412218) age: 31 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV382 KO-J of No 617 Sqn, which crashed at Waltham Down in Sussex shortly after taking off from Ford to return to Woodall Spa.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery

13 Feb

DAVIDSON, NORMAN JAMES (J/22514) age: 23 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV382 KO-J of No 617 Sqn, which crashed at Waltham Down in Sussex shortly after taking off from Ford to return to Woodall Spa.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery

13 Feb

DEMPSTER, JOHN MCBRID(J/17206) age: 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV382 KO-J of No 617 Sqn, which crashed at Waltham Down in Sussex shortly after taking off from Ford to return to Woodall Spa.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery

13 Feb

PULFORD, JOHN (652403) age: 24 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV382 KO-J of No 617 Sqn, which crashed at Waltham Down in Sussex shortly after taking off from Ford to return to Woodall Spa.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery

13 Feb

RICHES, JOHN PAUL (1390921) age: 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV382 KO-J of No 617 Sqn, which crashed at Waltham Down in Sussex shortly after taking off from Ford to return to Woodall Spa.  He is buried in Lingfield (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard Extension

13 Feb

HALL, STANLEY GEORG (411775) age: 23 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV382 KO-J of No 617 Sqn, which crashed at Waltham Down in Sussex shortly after taking off from Ford to return to Woodall Spa.  He is buried in Wickham Market Cemetery

13 Feb

HAY, ROBERT CLAUDE DFC and Bar (407074) age: 30 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV402 of No 617 Sqn, which he was killed by shell fire during the bomb run on the Antheor Viaduct on Sardinia when the aircraft was attacked by a fighter.  He is buried in Cagliari (St Michele) Communal Cemetery

13 Feb

LLOYD, THOMAS WILLIAMS DSO (84133) age: 52 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, DV382 KO-J of No 617 Sqn, which crashed at Waltham Down in Sussex shortly after taking off from Ford to return to Woodall Spa.  He was cremated at Cheltenham Crematorium.

13 Feb

BOOTH, SYDNEY (1621356) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LM658 of No 15 OTU, which was lost without a trace during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13 Feb

CHALTON, HAROLD (966881) age: 27 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LM658 of No 15 OTU, which was lost without a trace during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13 Feb

LONG, SAMUEL (1595256) age: 34 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LM658 of No 15 OTU, which was lost without a trace during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13 Feb

MORGAN, IEUAN GLYNN(1424536) age: 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LM658 of No 15 OTU, which was lost without a trace during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13 Feb

PARKER, PETER THOMAS (1585229) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LM658 of No 15 OTU, which was lost without a trace during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13 Feb

WEBBER, GEORGE RICHARD (364372) age: 37 RAF

Flt Sgt

He had been serving at Kai Tak but died in Japanese captivity, probably whilst being held in a camp at Amagasaki in Japan.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery

13 Feb

NEWMAN, CECIL CHARLES JAMES (1429377) age: 22 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Wakefield.  He is buried in Greenwich Cemetery

13 Feb

FITZJOHN, STANLEY BERNARD (1645928) age: 20 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving with No 6 (P) AFU but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Gloucester Rural.  He is buried in Gloucester Old Cemetery.

13 Feb

COOPER, STANLEY COULSTON (1471750) age: 42 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the UK but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Oxford.  He is buried in South Ealing Cemetery

13 Feb

DALTRY, WILLIAM GEORGE(1431936) age: 28 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 5 Wing, RAF Cosford and died in the RAF Hospital, Cosford from a 'diabetic coma.  He is buried in Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery.

13 Feb

MANSELL, WALTER BASIL(702474) age: 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 10 ITW but the exact cause has yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Northallerton.  He is buried in Scarborough (Manor Road) Cemetery.

14 Feb

BRODIE, JOHN MCANDREW (J/7602) age: 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JF344 of No 32 Sqn, which shot down by flak and crashed near Baska Voda, Makarska, Yugoslavia.  He is buried in Belgrade War Cemetery

14 Feb

GRIFFITHS, PAUL HILTON (1384293) age: Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He had been serving with No 99 Sqn but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Rangoon.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

14 Feb

AITCHISON, ALEXANDER SWANSTON  (127205) age: 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JP649 'H' of No 247 Sqn, which crashed near Chateaudun during a Ranger sortie.  He is buried in Orleans Main Cemetery

14 Feb

TIDDY, ALASTAIR JAMES (145680) age: 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane II, LA110 of No 258 Sqn, which failed to return from a Rhubarb to Akyab.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

14 Feb

LINDSAY, JOHN (J/87617) age: 21 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, ES318 of No 274 Sqn, which was shot down in the Asoli area whilst strafing enemy MT.  He is buried in Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio

14 Feb

ZABEK, ZYGMUNT JAN (J/18069) age: 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MH734 of No 412 Sqn, which crashed at Knockholt in Kent following an engine failure.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

14 Feb

ROY, JOSEPH NOEL LEOPOLD (R/108470) age: 24 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FP545 of No 459 Sqn, which failed to return. 4 others killed.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

14 Feb

CALDOW, LINDSAY ALLAN (409078) age: 23 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FP545 of No 459 Sqn, which failed to return. Roy also killed.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

14 Feb

NORRIS, ERIC MAXWELL SHERWIN (408265) age: 23 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FP545 of No 459 Sqn, which failed to return. Roy also killed.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

14 Feb

WALKER, DOUGLAS VICTOR (R/104210) age: 25 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Ventura V, FP545 of No 459 Sqn, which failed to return. Roy also killed.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

14 Feb

McCARTHY, VINCENT ALWYN (420029) age: 21 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, BR430 of No 682 Sqn, which probably came down in the sea whilst conducting a PR sortie to Candia and Piraeus.  He is buried in Malta Memorial

14 Feb

PRITCHARD, PERCY JOHN (849864) age: 44 AuxAF

LAC

He was serving with No 927 Sqn but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained, his death being registered in Birmingham.  He is buried in Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery.

14 Feb

ROGERS, EDWARD JAMES (1187683) age: 35 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 958 Sqn but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained, his death being registered in Swansea.  He is buried in Bristol (Canford) Cemetery.

14 Feb

SHANN, ARTHUR FREDERICK (639287) age: 25 RAF

Sgt

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 130 EU, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

14 Feb

DEXTER, JOHN (1451684) age: 27 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB278 of No 1674 HCU, which crashed into Morecombe Bay off Kirkbride.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

14 Feb

OLSON, PAUL ALFRED (J/23786) age: 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB278 of No 1674 HCU, which crashed into Morecombe Bay off Kirkbride.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

14 Feb

KING, ERNEST LESLIE(798753) age: 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB278 of No 1674 HCU, which crashed into Morecombe Bay off Kirkbride.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

14 Feb

PELTIER, JOSEPH MARY EDMOND (R/178900) age: 21 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB278 of No 1674 HCU, which crashed into Morecombe Bay off Kirkbride.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

14 Feb

IZZARD, PHILLIP DAVID (578635) age: 19 RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB278 of No 1674 HCU, which crashed into Morecombe Bay off Kirkbride.  He is buried in City of Westminster (Paddington) Cemetery, Mill Hill

14 Feb

LYE, WILLIAM HAROLD (157682) age: 30 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB278 of No 1674 HCU, which crashed into Morecombe Bay off Kirkbride.  He is buried in Fulford Cemetery

14 Feb

BALLARD, CYRIL JAMES (149960) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB278 of No 1674 HCU, which crashed into Morecombe Bay off Kirkbride.  He is buried in Kirkburton (Kirkheaton) Cemetery

14 Feb

COLLINSON, JAMES (168979) age: 25 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB278 of No 1674 HCU, which crashed into Morecombe Bay off Kirkbride.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St Andrew's and Jesmond) Cemetery

14 Feb

BOSTOCK, WALTER BERT (1032947) age: 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB278 of No 1674 HCU, which crashed into Morecombe Bay off Kirkbride.  He is buried in Northwich Cemetery

14 Feb

WILKINSON, FREDERICK GILBERT (119524) age: 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB278 of No 1674 HCU, which crashed into Morecombe Bay off Kirkbride.  He is buried in Withernsea Cemetery

14 Feb

BARKER, BENJAMIN (1015042) age: 32 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, 3588 of No 21 AS, which crashed in the circuit at Wildebeestkuil ALG.  He is buried in Kimberley (West End) Cemetery

14 Feb

CRAIG, MICHAEL JOSEPH (R/123025) age: 23 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ110 of No 22 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames on an undershoot at Snitterfield whilst practising circuits and landings.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery

14 Feb

KARAIM, TONY JOHN (R/210272) age: 22 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ110 of No 22 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames on an undershoot at Snitterfield whilst practising circuits and landings.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery

14 Feb

SHIELDS, ROBERT WILLIAM (R/166344) age: 28 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ110 of No 22 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames on an undershoot at Snitterfield whilst practising circuits and landings.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery

14 Feb

GOODMAN, ARTHUR HENRY (R/60369) age: 25 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, HZ110 of No 22 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames on an undershoot at Snitterfield whilst practising circuits and landings.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery

14 Feb

BURTON, LEONARD WILLIAM (1662713) age: 38 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 226 Grp Pool, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

14 Feb

MORTON, EARLE FREDERICK DFC(J/16333) age: 28 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HX863 of No 60 OTU, which spun into the sea from a roll whilst carrying out an air-to-air firing exercise against a drogue.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

14 Feb

CULCHETH, WILLIAM ERNEST (J/4815) age: 34 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HX863 of No 60 OTU, which spun into the sea from a roll whilst carrying out an air-to-air firing exercise against a drogue.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

14 Feb

DEE, JOHN SAMUEL (358989) age: 42 RAF

WO

He was serving in the UK and died in the Astley Ainslie Institution from bronchial carcinoma.  He was cremated at Edinburgh (Warriston) Crematorium.

14 Feb

DEELEY, IRIS MIRIAM (2130707) age: 21 WAAF

LACW

She was serving at RAF Kidbrooke but on her way back to the station after a weekend pass she was raped and murdered by Gunner Ernest James Harman Kemp.  She is buried in/or was cremated at the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park.

14 Feb

BROOKES, WALTER LESLIE(1275075) age: 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed/died whilst serving at Vavuniya, but the exact circumstances have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

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