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Casualties - 18 - 28 May 1945


18-May

APPLEYARD, ARTHUR  (1750209); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9169 of No 161 Sqn, which dived vertically from a tail slide as it attempted an overshoot at Brussels whilst transporting 14 US Army POWs back from Germany.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

18-May

CLEMENS, ERIC FREDERICK  (175891); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9169 of No 161 Sqn, which dived vertically from a tail slide as it attempted an overshoot at Brussels whilst transporting 14 US Army POWs back from Germany.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

18-May

COX, ERNEST ALFRED  (770487); age 38 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9169 of No 161 Sqn, which dived vertically from a tail slide as it attempted an overshoot at Brussels whilst transporting 14 US Army POWs back from Germany.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

18-May

HADLEY, ERIC  (161625); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9169 of No 161 Sqn, which dived vertically from a tail slide as it attempted an overshoot at Brussels whilst transporting 14 US Army POWs back from Germany.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

18-May

HAWKINS, ROBERT CHARLES DFM (156639); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9169 of No 161 Sqn, which dived vertically from a tail slide as it attempted an overshoot at Brussels whilst transporting 14 US Army POWs back from Germany.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

18-May

WATSON, MURRAY DFM (171406); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9169 of No 161 Sqn, which dived vertically from a tail slide as it attempted an overshoot at Brussels whilst transporting 14 US Army POWs back from Germany.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

18-May

STAGG, BERNARD PERCY GEORGE  (1312046); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 230 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

18-May

CHALMERS, ROBERT WILLIAM  (1555331); age 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF605 of No 248 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames in an attempted emergency landing following an engine failure during an armament training sortie on the Tentsmuir ranges.  He is buried in Montrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery

18-May

PORTER, ALBERT WILLIAM  (1801650); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF605 of No 248 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames in an attempted emergency landing following an engine failure during an armament training sortie on the Tentsmuir ranges.  He is buried in Plumstead Cemetery

18-May

REDSTONE, TEDDY CHARLES ALAN  (1582374); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, JN751 of No 287 Sqn, which struck a tree whilst descending through cloud without using the correct procedure in mist during an anti-aircraft co-operation sortie.  He is buried in Southampton (South Stoneham) Cemetery

18-May

CAMERON, MICHAEL CECIL  (R/188822); age 22 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB993 EQ-U of No 408 Sqn, which flew into Shelf Moor near Glossop in cloud during a local flying sortie from Linton-on-Ouse.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

18-May

CLIFFORD, ANTHONY ARTHUR  (J/36136); age 21 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB993 EQ-U of No 408 Sqn, which flew into Shelf Moor near Glossop in cloud during a local flying sortie from Linton-on-Ouse.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

18-May

FEHRMAN, DAVID ARTHUR  (J/42732); age 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB993 EQ-U of No 408 Sqn, which flew into Shelf Moor near Glossop in cloud during a local flying sortie from Linton-on-Ouse.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

18-May

HALVORSON, CLARENCE JULIUS  (R/278833); age 34 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB993 EQ-U of No 408 Sqn, which flew into Shelf Moor near Glossop in cloud during a local flying sortie from Linton-on-Ouse.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

18-May

HELLEKSON, LESLIE CLAUDE  (R/272476); age 20 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB993 EQ-U of No 408 Sqn, which flew into Shelf Moor near Glossop in cloud during a local flying sortie from Linton-on-Ouse.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

18-May

McIVOR, KENNETH BRUCE  (C/94955); age 34 RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster X, KB993 EQ-U of No 408 Sqn, which flew into Shelf Moor near Glossop in cloud during a local flying sortie from Linton-on-Ouse.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

18-May

LISHMAN, ARCHIBALD ROWAN  (1595712); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, RG564 C8-P of No 640 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

18-May

DREDGE, ALLAN SYDNEY  (63785); age 27 RAFVR

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor III, EE238 of No 1335 CU, which struck the ground whilst demonstrating a roll at low level and high speed at Farnborough.  He is buried in Coventry (St Paul's) Cemetery

18-May

CROISDALE, JOHN  (1011945); age 31 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 168 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

18-May

DRYDEN, DOUGLAS FLETCHER  (1353162); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NA718 of No 30 OTU, which crashed whilst trying to regain the airfield at Gamston in a glide following problems on take-off.  He is buried in Paisley (Hawkhead) Cemetery

18-May

THOMPSON, ROBERT FRASER  (174908); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NA718 of No 30 OTU, which crashed whilst trying to regain the airfield at Gamston in a glide following problems on take-off.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Byker and Heaton) Cemetery

18-May

CROWTHER, DENNIS ARTHUR  (1208694); age 32 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 413 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

18-May

POLLARD, BRYAN SAYER  (1473362); age 21 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, NV643 of No 56 OTU, which dived into the ground inverted at Coldingham in Berwickshire.  He was cremated at Stockport Crematorium

18-May

WOOD, THOMAS  (163354); age 25 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Thunderbolt II, KJ161 of No 73 OTU, which flicked into the ground during his first solo approach when he ignored instructions to make an overshoot because he was not lined up on the runway correctly.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery

18-May

BELL, JOSEPH ASHBRIDGE  (2209924); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC921 of No 81 OTU, which crashed at Sleap as it made an overshoot to land on the correct runway but an engine failed as it did so.  He is buried in Moresby (St Bridget) Churchyard

18-May

DAVIS, ALFRED EDWARD  (175038); age 36 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC921 of No 81 OTU, which crashed at Sleap as it made an overshoot to land on the correct runway but an engine failed as it did so.  He is buried in Whitchurch Cemetery

18-May

TAYLOR, ROBERT HENRY  (1319303); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC921 of No 81 OTU, which crashed at Sleap as it made an overshoot to land on the correct runway but an engine failed as it did so.  He is buried in Bristol (Greenbank) Cemetery

18-May

PARR, ROBERT JESSE  (1169197); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with RIMU when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

18-May

TAYLOR, JACK  (1092749); age 22 RAFVR

Cpl

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

19-May

COWAN, RONALD HODGSON  (1671870); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JF514 of No 92 Sqn, which crashed into a village about five miles from the airfield during an air test.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery.

19-May

DAVIES, THOMAS BENJAMIN  (1232082); age 24 RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving with No 211 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst force marched across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

19-May

THOMAS, ARTHUR LESLIE  (1690260); age 35 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2743 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

19-May

POTTS, LESLIE GEORGE  (1441975); age 21 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the Far East (unit unknown) when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity, probably whilst being held in a camp at Sandakan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

19-May

HOLLOWAY, ROBERT GEOFFREY  (649523); age 25 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, PZ849 of No 11 (P) AFU, which dived into the ground and exploded, possibly as the result of the him being overcome by fumes.  He is buried in Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery

19-May

WILKIE, ALFRED  (157472); age Unknown RAF

LAC

He was serving with No 65 AS at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery

19-May

COLLING, ROBERT  (524171); age 29 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 26 OTU at the time of his death, which may have occurred in the RAF Hospital at Halton, his death being registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Darwen Cemetery.

19-May

DENNIS, JAMES HENRY  (1851010); age 21 RAFVR

AC2

He was admitted to the RAF Hospital, Kirkham suffering from TB, from which he died.  He is buried in Landkey (St Paul) Churchyard.

19-May

JAMES, LESLIE AUGUSTUS  (716106); age 24 RAFVR

AC2

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

20-May

SHANNON, HENRY VICTOR  (1196209); age 26 RAFVR

AC1

He was supposedly serving with No 20 Sqn, at the time of his death, but that unit was located in the Far East and his death was registered in Haverfordwest.  He is buried in Llanfair Nant-y-Gof (St Mary) Churchyard.

20-May

DAVIDSON, FRANCIS  (945728); age 25 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 211 when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

20-May

WALAWSKI, Janusz Jerzy (P.1250); age 28 PAF

Fg Off

He was serving with No 316 when he died in Bury St Edmunds Hospital.  He is buried in Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery

20-May

EGERTON-EVES, CHARLES HERBERT  (134087); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KK180 of No 357 Sqn, which struck a bund wall and burst into flames whilst making an forced landing in a paddy field after running out of fuel after being unable to land at his base due to the weather.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

20-May

ARNOLD, WILLIAM BERESFORD  (J/27477); age 32 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KK180 of No 357 Sqn, which struck a bund wall and burst into flames whilst making an forced landing in a paddy field after running out of fuel after being unable to land at his base due to the weather.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

20-May

UNDERWOOD, AARON PATRICK  (437027); age 21 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, NR610 of No 695 Sqn, which crashed near Downham Market whilst attempting to maintain a visual on a drogue which had broken away  during an AA co-operation exercise.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

20-May

ADAMS, ROBERT ARTHUR  (502101); age 23 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, NR610 of No 695 Sqn, which crashed near Downham Market whilst attempting to maintain a visual on a drogue which had broken away  during an AA co-operation exercise.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

20-May

LANGELAAN, LEONARD HERBERT  (961985); age Unknown RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 973 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

20-May

COOPER, JOAN ALLARD  (478983); age 25 WAAF

LACW

She was serving with No 107 MU at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  She is buried in Fayid War Cemetery

20-May

WRIGHT, ISOBEL JEAN MORELAND  (480769); age 23 WAAF

LACW

She was serving with No 107 MU at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  She is buried in Fayid War Cemetery

20-May

CAMERON, DAVID PEACOCK ROBERTSON  (186773); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC594 'W' of No 20 OTU, which crashed into houses in Lossiemouth village which attempting to land with engine problems.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Morningside) Cemetery

20-May

MAWBY, CECIL GEORGE WALTER  (1894889); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC594 'W' of No 20 OTU, which crashed into houses in Lossiemouth village which attempting to land with engine problems.  He is buried in South Ealing Cemetery

20-May

RICKARD, RONALD ARTHUR  (187301); age 28 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC594 'W' of No 20 OTU, which crashed into houses in Lossiemouth village which attempting to land with engine problems.  He was cremated at Manchester Crematorium

20-May

SLACK, KENNETH AUSTIN  (3060935); age 19 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving with No 7258 SE at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Maymamati War Cemetery

20-May

EVERY, GUY ALBERT  (785109); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving at a Transit Camp, Singapore when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Kuching.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

21-May

CALVERLEY, IVOR JOHN  (1814318); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL952 HW-W2 of No 100 Sqn, which flew into the sea 5 miles east of Donna Nook ranges during a combined cross-country and ait-to-ground firing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

CHALMERS, MURRAY ALEXANDER  (431488); age 22 RAAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL952 HW-W3 of No 100 Sqn, which flew into the sea 5 miles east of Donna Nook ranges during a combined cross-country and ait-to-ground firing exercise.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

21-May

GAPPER, PHILLIP  (1853287); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL952 HW-W4 of No 100 Sqn, which flew into the sea 5 miles east of Donna Nook ranges during a combined cross-country and ait-to-ground firing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

GIBSON, WILLIAM PETER  (1800407); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL952 HW-W5 of No 100 Sqn, which flew into the sea 5 miles east of Donna Nook ranges during a combined cross-country and ait-to-ground firing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

JONES, MERVYN PETER  (153077); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL952 HW-W6 of No 100 Sqn, which flew into the sea 5 miles east of Donna Nook ranges during a combined cross-country and ait-to-ground firing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

MONTAGUE, JAMES WILFRED  (1802239); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL952 HW-W7 of No 100 Sqn, which flew into the sea 5 miles east of Donna Nook ranges during a combined cross-country and ait-to-ground firing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

21-May

PADMORE, FREDERICK AUGUSTUS  (1837441); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, LL952 HW-W8 of No 100 Sqn, which flew into the sea 5 miles east of Donna Nook ranges during a combined cross-country and ait-to-ground firing exercise.  He is buried in Abertillery (Aberbeeg) Cemetery

21-May

CUTTELL, HENRY RICHARD  (805094); age 43 AuxAF

Cpl

He had been serving with No 605 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Kuching.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

21-May

BROWN, HAROLD HENRY  (45917); age 48 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 5028 (Airfield Construction) Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

21-May

FITCH, ROBERT LIONEL JOHN  (41689); age 26 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF858 of No 1 P&MC, which stalled after climbing steeply on take off dived into ground at Docking in Norfolk.  He is buried in Kelvedon Hatch (St Nicholas) Churchyard

21-May

DAVIES, DAVID HENRY  (610842); age 24 RAF

AC1

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

21-May

FRANKLIN, WALLACE MONTAGUE DFC (115936); age 39 RAFVR

Flt Lt

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

21-May

JOHN ROBERTSON (1372529); age unknown RAFVR WO He was serving at 5 (C) OTU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-May

O'BRIEN, JAMES  (1290918); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Brighton.  He is buried in Brighton City Cemetery (Bear Road)

21-May

DEAN, JESSIE  (2112812); age 19 WAAF

ACW2

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Gloucester R.  She is buried in Blyth (Cowpen) Cemetery

21-May

LANGFORD, DAVID HENRY  (1408268); age 29 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Ruthin.  He is buried in Barry (Merthyr Dyfan) Burial Ground

21-May

ALLEN, ALBERT GEORGE  (1630279); age 37 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Scotland?.  He was cremated at Brighton (Downs) Crematorium

21-May

TESTER, CHRISTOPHER NORMAN  (1211835); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was serving in the UK and was home on leave when he drowned having fallen from cliffs at Kenevara, Isle of Tiree whilst collecting seagull eggs.  His ashes were scattered in Soroby Burial Ground.

21-May

JONES, ERIC WILLIAM  (1038449); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Weobley.  He is buried in Hereford (St Martin) Churchyard

22-May

AUBREY, ALFRED WILLIAM HENRY  (1178104); age 31 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL594 of No 31 Sqn, which failed to return from a supply dropping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

22-May

BENNETT, RONALD SIDNEY  (1607104); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL594 of No 31 Sqn, which failed to return from a supply dropping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

22-May

CUMING, RICHARD WILLIAM  (1339994); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL594 of No 31 Sqn, which failed to return from a supply dropping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

22-May

MILNER, JOHN AUSTIN  (1389666); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL594 of No 31 Sqn, which failed to return from a supply dropping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

22-May

MOORE, ROBERT  (1586681); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL594 of No 31 Sqn, which failed to return from a supply dropping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

22-May

WENNING, GEORGE ANTHONY  (150857); age 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL594 of No 31 Sqn, which failed to return from a supply dropping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

22-May

KLERSY, WILLIAM THOMAS  (J/12199); age 22 RCAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XIV, RM785 of No 401 Sqn, which was found burnt out at Udem near Wesel after flying into cloud.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

22-May

FRIAR, ARTHUR STANLEY  (R/165776); age 22 RCAF

LAC

He was serving with No 410 when he died from injuries sustained on 20 May 1945 as the result of a motor cycle accident near Gilze Rijen.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

22-May

COOPER, BADEN HARRY  (850253); age 44 RAF

LAC

He was serving with No 914 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Surrey N E (41).  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

22-May

CRAWFORD, RICHARD ST JOHN TREVOR  (1073650); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP863 of No 26 OTU, which broke up in the air and dived into the ground near Cirencester whilst on a high level bombing practice.  He is buried in Carnmoney Cemetery East

22-May

MARTIN, WILLIAM ROBERT  (1358095); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP863 of No 26 OTU, which broke up in the air and dived into the ground near Cirencester whilst on a high level bombing practice.  He is buried in Carnmoney Cemetery

22-May

ROCHE, JOHN KEVIN  (1812737); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP863 of No 26 OTU, which broke up in the air and dived into the ground near Cirencester whilst on a high level bombing practice.  He is buried in Dromavally Burial Ground, Killorglin

22-May

VAN NOEY, BERNARD PETER  (1894282); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP863 of No 26 OTU, which broke up in the air and dived into the ground near Cirencester whilst on a high level bombing practice.  He is buried in Walthamstow (Queen's Road) Cemetery

22-May

WATTS, GEORGE STANLEY  (1810517); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP863 of No 26 OTU, which broke up in the air and dived into the ground near Cirencester whilst on a high level bombing practice.  He was cremated at Enfield Crematorium

22-May

WITHRINGTON, RICHARD PERCIVAL  (1486959); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was fatally injured after leaving Wellington X, HE331 of No 27 OTU, to find a marshaller when he walked into one of the propellers.  He is buried in Southgate Cemetery

22-May

MacDONALD, IAN ALASTAIR NORMAN  (1820164); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito, KB144 of No 45 Grp, which was lost on this date, but the cause is unknown.  He is buried in Truro (Terrace Hill) Cemetery

22-May

GUEST, LIONEL GORDON  (193069); age Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was serving with No 74 OTU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

22-May

WEBB, ROBERT CHARLES  (C/38526); age 29 RCAF

Fg Off

He was serving with No 9 RS when he died from an accidental gunshot wound to the head.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

22-May

KITCHEN, JOHN WILLIAM  (1209891); age 38 RAFVR

LAC

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

22-May

SOWDEN, JOHN CHARLES  (355528); age 41 RAF

WO I

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

22-May

SIMMONDS, REGINALD PATRICK  (1882972); age 43 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Surrey S W.  He was cremated at Woking (St John's) Crematorium

22-May

BROWN, JOHN BENJAMIN  (1207384); age 33 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Trowbridge.  He is buried in Bristol (Greenbank) Cemetery

23-May

HARTILL, JOHN EDWARD ANTHONY  (119556); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, FB135 of No 64 Sqn, which collided with KH566 during an air fighting practice sortie.  He is buried in Wolverhampton (St John) Churchyard

23-May

DAVY, EDWARD HUMPHREY  (80009); age 63 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

At the moment neither his unit nor his cause of death has yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery

23-May

STOPANI, JOHN WILLIAM LESLIE  (1370554); age 22 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 15 WU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery

23-May

PRESTON, FREDERICK THOMAS  (1127327); age 35 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with or died in No 22 MFH but the cause of death has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bari War Cemetery

23-May

SKINNER, JOHN  (1850391); age 20 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Cornell, 14405 of No 23 EFTS, which was lost on this date, but the cause in not known.  He is buried in Yorkton Cemetery

23-May

BOSHER, FRANK CHRISTOPHER  (1245405); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 239 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Forli War Cemetery

23-May

TRAINER, JOHN  (1063950); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving at RAF Aboukir at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery

23-May

HOBBS, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (1180962); age 26 RAFVR

Cpl

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

23-May

WELSTED, SIDNEY  (590697); age 29 RAF

Flt Sgt

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

23-May

SMITH, RONALD  (1148306); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Fylde.  He is buried in Blackpool (Carleton) Cemetery

24-May

BAILEY, SIDNEY WILLIAM  (929422); age 29 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 14 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Edmonton.  He is buried in New Southgate Cemetery

24-May

HUMPHRIES, WILLIAM GEORGE  (1059747); age 23 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving with No 211 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

24-May

ELLIS, CHARLES GOLDIE  (1260353); age 26 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 241 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

24-May

HERMON, KENNETH WILLIAM  (1435783); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 241 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial

24-May

PEAKMAN, ARTHUR FREDERICK  (524002); age 31 RAF

Cpl

He was serving with No 624 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery

24-May

PEMBLE, FREDERICK JOHN  (1632754); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 85 Grp HQ at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Gent City Cemetery

24-May

COX, PETER KENNETH  (1353938); age 20 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 88 ASP at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

24-May

BERNIER, GEORGE EMILE NICHOLAS HENRI  (2791106); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He was serving at RAF Snailwell at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register

24-May

FITZGERALD, GERALD AINSLIE  (1902955); age 19 RAFVR

AC2

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

24-May

HICKLING, EILEEN  (2050242); age 25 WAAF

LACW

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Knaresborough.  She is buried in Keighley (Morton) Cemetery

24-May

LEARIE, WILLIAM STIRRAT  (1063287); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 56 MU and died in Bangour Hospital, Broxburn whilst undergoing an operation on his jaw as the result of injuries sustained in a road accident near Tain.  He is buried in Greenock Cemetery.

24-May

McBEATH, ALICE DUNBAR  (463074); age 25 WAAF

LACW

She was serving in the UK and died in the Maternity Hospital, Aberdeen from influenzal bronchitis.  She is buried in Old Deer Cemetery.

24-May

CUTLER, ROBERT EDGAR LESLIE  (1527246); age 25 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Southampton.  He is buried in West END (St James) Church Cemetery

25-May

ASHLEY, FREDERICK CHARLES  (68332); age 55 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 48 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Paddington.  He is buried in Hampstead Cemetery

25-May

FISHWICK, JAMES  (186288); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN968 of No 193 Sqn, which he abandoned following an engine failure over wooded countryside but probably struck the tail and was unable to deploy his parachute.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery

25-May

SIMS, ERIC  (1195232); age 24 RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving with No 211 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity, probably whilst being held in a camp at Sandakan.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

25-May

POVAH, JOHN WILLIAM BRUCE  (J/12487); age 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 216 when he died in the Military Hospital in Khartoum from natural causes.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery

25-May

CRAWFORD, THOMAS RICHARD  (R/202666); age 30 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG500 of No 271 Sqn, which flew into trees near Kell in Germany whilst flying below the safety height for the area it was flying over due to it being considerably off track.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

25-May

DIXON, NORMAN HAROLD  (J/47339); age 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG500 of No 271 Sqn, which flew into trees near Kell in Germany whilst flying below the safety height for the area it was flying over due to it being considerably off track.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

25-May

SCHERBARTH, ALVIN OTTO  (R/171697); age 21 RCAF

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG500 of No 271 Sqn, which flew into trees near Kell in Germany whilst flying below the safety height for the area it was flying over due to it being considerably off track.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

25-May

WATSON, THOMAS STEWART  (R/116441); age 22 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG500 of No 271 Sqn, which flew into trees near Kell in Germany whilst flying below the safety height for the area it was flying over due to it being considerably off track.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

25-May

FRASER, ALFRED ALEX McKENZIE  (151535); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA291 of No 296 Sqn, which crashed near Gadsdon in Hertfordshire after one of the dinghies in the wing accidently inflated and wrapped itself around the tail.  He is buried in Grangemouth (Grandsable) Cemetery

25-May

GATES, ALAN MONTAGUE  (1335041); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA291 of No 296 Sqn, which crashed near Gadsdon in Hertfordshire after one of the dinghies in the wing accidently inflated and wrapped itself around the tail.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

25-May

ROSS, JAMES  (1824704); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA291 of No 296 Sqn, which crashed near Gadsdon in Hertfordshire after one of the dinghies in the wing accidently inflated and wrapped itself around the tail.  He is buried in Dornoch East Cemetery

25-May

TAIT, JOHN  (1826325); age 36 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax III, NA291 of No 296 Sqn, which crashed near Gadsdon in Hertfordshire after one of the dinghies in the wing accidently inflated and wrapped itself around the tail.  He is buried in Penicuik Cemetery

25-May

CLAESEN, ANTOINE ELIZA LEON  (125746); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 349 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register

25-May

JENNER, ANTONY LEONARD  (1807707); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 356 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

25-May

MATTHEWS, ERIC VERNON  (1604351); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW108 of No 358 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Jessore, for which no reason was found, during an air test.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

25-May

McDONALD, WILLIAM LYALL  (1820830); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW108 of No 358 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Jessore, for which no reason was found, during an air test.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

25-May

WALLACE, WILLIAM  (1568323); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW108 of No 358 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Jessore, for which no reason was found, during an air test.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

25-May

WEBB, SYDNEY JOHN  (1307031); age 25 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW108 of No 358 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Jessore, for which no reason was found, during an air test.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

25-May

WELLS, KENNETH ROY  (198122); age Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW108 of No 358 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Jessore, for which no reason was found, during an air test.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

25-May

WHITEHOUSE, GEORGE STANLEY  (1567533); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, EW108 of No 358 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Jessore, for which no reason was found, during an air test.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

25-May

STANFORD, CHARLES WILLIAM TAYLOR  (1172712); age 30 RAFVR

Sgt

At the moment neither his unit nor his cause of death has yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

25-May

ARMISTEAD, JAMES  (2204347); age 20 RAFVR

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIA, 7076 (ex EX294) of No 22 AS, which crashed on take off as the result of an engine failure.  He is buried in Vereeniging Old Town Cemetery

25-May

FULCHER, JACK ERIC  (1625316); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 6001 BD Flt He is buried in Celle War Cemetery

25-May

TONKIN, JOHN MAURICE  (648558); age 26 RAF

Cpl

He was serving with No 6137 SE at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Copenhagen (Bispebjerg) Cemetery

25-May

BROWN, STEPHEN HENRY RUSSELL  (R/84346); age 23 RCAF

LAC

He was serving with No 6421 SE when he died from natural causes.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

25-May

SHARP, JOHN WILLIAM  (913344); age 26 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 69 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery

25-May

WHITFIELD, MALCOLM JOHN  (1483421); age 29 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 9 FU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

25-May

SPARROW, CHARLES RAYMOND  (1308022); age 30 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving at RAF Palembang when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

25-May

BOLGER, EDWARD  (1415720); age 23 RAFVR

AC2

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

25-May

MATTHEWS, WILFRED THOMAS  (1247095); age 40 RAFVR

LAC

An ex-POW, he was admitted to the RAF Hospital, Kirkham with TB, from which he died.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Putney Vale) Cemetery and Crematorium.

25-May

JONES, DAVID WILFRED LEWIS  (1709186); age 30 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Llanelly.  He is buried in Llandybie (St Tybie) Churchyard

25-May

PIKE, WILLIAM EDWARD  (1875284); age 19 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Surrey M E.  He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery

26-May

ROBERTS, HAROLD PERCIVAL  (342648); age 44 RAF

WO

He was serving with No 11 Sqn, and was found behind the NCO's latrine having shot himself with a revolver.  He is buried in Maymamati War Cemetery.

26-May

RICHARDSON, JOHN GEORGE  (576090); age 22 RAF

Cpl

He was serving with No 281 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Drumachose (Christ Church) Church of Ireland Churchyard

26-May

GREEN, THOMAS  (1557635); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2875 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

26-May

CLIPSTONE, REGINALD MATTHEW  (1545807); age 39 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2961 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

26-May

GARNETT, RICHARD PERCIVAL  (111629); age 41 RAFVR

Flt Lt

At the moment neither his unit nor his cause of death has yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Assisi War Cemetery

26-May

GRAY, ARTHUR JAMES  (153179); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ748 of No 13 OTU, which dived vertically into the ground probably after control was lost whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

26-May

HOLLOWAY, LLEWELLYN DAVID  (167640); age 21 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ748 of No 13 OTU, which dived vertically into the ground probably after control was lost whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Chepstow Cemetery

26-May

DEVELIN, ROBERT CHARLES  (1901902); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN445 of No 17 OTU, which crashed after hitting a tree following an engine failure.  He is buried in Tramore (Christ Church) Church of Ireland Churchyard

26-May

FURBER, DONALD WILLIAM HENRY  (183229); age 19 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN445 of No 17 OTU, which crashed after hitting a tree following an engine failure.  He is buried in Uley (St Giles) Churchyard

26-May

ROLLINSON, KENNETH CHARLES  (3215017); age 19 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving with No 40 SP at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery

26-May

FLOWER, NORMAN  (1081246); age 27 RAFVR

WO

He was serving with No 43 AS at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Port Elizabeth (South End) Cemetery

26-May

STANTIALL, DERICK WILLIAM  (3030244); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

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

26-May

ASHWORTH, JAMES  (1659781); age 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in Southern Rhodesia at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery

26-May

JONAS, PEGGY MARY  (479007); age 26 WAAF

LACW

She was serving with No UK Sqn, at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but possibly occurred in the RAF Hospital at Ely, her death being registered in Ely.  She is buried in Great Yarmouth Old Cemetery

26-May

GUEST, GEORGE RICHARD  (85248); age 29 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He had been a POW following his capture after the loss of Whitley P4946 of No 10 Sqn on 8 May 1941 but probably died in either one of the hospitals at RAF Weeton or RAF Kirkham following his repatriation.  He is buried in Doncaster (Rose Hill) Cemetery.

27-May

DOYLE, PETER FRANCIS  (1497150); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IVB, JX593 of No 205 Sqn, which failed to return from a weather recce over the Bay of Bengal.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-May

ECKETT, THOMAS WILLIAM  (1895942); age 35 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IVB, JX593 of No 205 Sqn, which failed to return from a weather recce over the Bay of Bengal.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-May

GOODACRE, GEORGE WILLIAM  (179053); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IVB, JX593 of No 205 Sqn, which failed to return from a weather recce over the Bay of Bengal.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-May

HOGG, DERRICK NORMAN  (1600551); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IVB, JX593 of No 205 Sqn, which failed to return from a weather recce over the Bay of Bengal.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-May

LEWIS, COLIN GRAHAM  (1411410); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IVB, JX593 of No 205 Sqn, which failed to return from a weather recce over the Bay of Bengal.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-May

STEWART, FRANCIS WILLIAM  (1551684); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IVB, JX593 of No 205 Sqn, which failed to return from a weather recce over the Bay of Bengal.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-May

WATLER, CHRISTOPHER STANLEY HORACE  (1613408); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IVB, JX593 of No 205 Sqn, which failed to return from a weather recce over the Bay of Bengal.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-May

WHITE, ROBERT EDWARD  (2202362); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IVB, JX593 of No 205 Sqn, which failed to return from a weather recce over the Bay of Bengal.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-May

WILSON, GORDON THOMAS  (1671060); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IVB, JX593 of No 205 Sqn, which failed to return from a weather recce over the Bay of Bengal.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

27-May

GIBBON, ARTHUR SCOTT  (J/40708); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina IVB, JX593 of No 205 Sqn, which failed to return from a weather recce over the Bay of Bengal.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-May

BUHTS, HERBERT ALFRED  (923045); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 232 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

27-May

ANDERSON, JOHN WILLIAM  (R/278908); age 22 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG831 of No 356 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire during a raid to Moulmein in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-May

HALFORD, ROBERT REGINALD  (R/279627); age 31 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG831 of No 356 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire during a raid to Moulmein in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-May

JOHNSTON, BOOTH JAMES  (R/200373); age 21 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG831 of No 356 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire during a raid to Moulmein in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-May

KOEHL, LEONARD WILLIAM  (J/12280); age 23 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG831 of No 356 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire during a raid to Moulmein in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-May

MACLEOD, JOHN  (J/44992); age Unknown RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG831 of No 356 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire during a raid to Moulmein in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-May

McMASTER, PHILIP ALEXANDER  (J/4429); age 26 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG831 of No 356 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire during a raid to Moulmein in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-May

PIERCY, JAMES WALLACE  (J/47376); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG831 of No 356 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire during a raid to Moulmein in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-May

REID, JOSEPH LOWRY  (J/45183); age 28 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG831 of No 356 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire during a raid to Moulmein in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-May

THORNTON-WHITE, WILLIAM LEISHMAN  (R/221600); age Unknown RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KG831 of No 356 Sqn, which was shot down by AA fire during a raid to Moulmein in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-May

O'KEEFE, LEONARD VERDON  (1356370); age 29 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 83 GCC at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

27-May

MAYCOCK, REGINALD WILLIAM  (1286763); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving at RAF Seletar when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

27-May

TUCKETT, ERNEST WILLIAM  (1127373); age 31 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died at Horn Hall Sanatorium, Stanhope, County Durham, probably as a result of tuberculosis.  He is buried in Boosbeck (St Aidan) Churchyard.

27-May

WALKER, DOROTHY TRAVIS  (2105764); age 29 WAAF

LACW

She was serving in the UK and was killed when the car in which she was a passenger collided with a lorry on the Aberford-Wakefield road at Oulton.  She is buried in Crich (St Mary) Churchyard.

27-May

SAWYER, WILLIAM CHARLES  (1246171); age 32 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 4 PFU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Maidstone.  He is buried in Maidenhead Cemetery.

28-May

MATTHEWS, JOHN STUART DFM (155552); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 138 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Nottingham.  He is buried in Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery

28-May

BRUCE, ROBERT SIMPSON  (164005); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, EJ926 of No 184 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing at Petershagen in Germany after it began emitting smoke.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

28-May

KNIGHT, EDWARD HERBERT J.  (1398959); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, PD613 of No 245 Sqn, which struck a railway line and burst into flames whilst attempting a downwind forced landing at Schneverdingen (B154) following an engine failure.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

28-May

GRIFFITHS, ARTHUR JOHN  (859551); age 32 AuxAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE226 of No 17 OTU, which flew into high ground whilst flying in cloud near Conistone in the Yorkshire Dales.  He is buried in Kimbolton (St James the Less) Churchyard

28-May

RAWNSLEY, HERBERT HENRY  (809198); age 25 AuxAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE226 of No 17 OTU, which flew into high ground whilst flying in cloud near Conistone in the Yorkshire Dales.  He is buried in Leeds (Beckett Street) Cemetery

28-May

COLE, EDWARD CYRIL  (1445279); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE226 of No 17 OTU, which flew into high ground whilst flying in cloud near Conistone in the Yorkshire Dales.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

28-May

DUNCAN, JOHN  (1826025); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE226 of No 17 OTU, which flew into high ground whilst flying in cloud near Conistone in the Yorkshire Dales.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Piershill) Cemetery

28-May

MANN, JAMES  (1810780); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE226 of No 17 OTU, which flew into high ground whilst flying in cloud near Conistone in the Yorkshire Dales.  He is buried in Bells Hill Burial Ground

28-May

ALGAR, WILLIAM EDWIN  (R/217734); age 21 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE871 of No 22 OTU, which failed to return from a cross country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-May

DUNCAN, JOHN WILLIAM  (R/170586); age 29 RCAF

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE871 of No 22 OTU, which failed to return from a cross country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-May

GIDILEVICH, FRED THEODORE  (R/205426); age 21 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE871 of No 22 OTU, which failed to return from a cross country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-May

HANDLEY, ALBERT HARRY  (J/45540); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE871 of No 22 OTU, which failed to return from a cross country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-May

ISABELLE, JOSEPH RENE served as MORIN (R/283124); age 21 RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE871 of No 22 OTU, which failed to return from a cross country navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28-May

HALL, WILLIAM JAMES  (1387183); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 41 EU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

28-May

THURLOW, MONTAGUE ROBERT  (1633958); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 7047 SE at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

28-May

MUNRO, JOHN  (969870); age 29 RAFVR

Cpl

He had been serving with No 81 RSU when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being force marched across Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

28-May

EDWARDS, JOHN  (1316681); age 31 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Bridgend.  He is buried in Cardiff (Cathy’s) Cemetery

28-May

FENCOTT, LEONARD JAMES  (1180627); age 31 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Hereford.  He is buried in Llanelli (St Helen) Churchyard

28-May

ASHMAN, IVAN COPELAND  (723376); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

28-May

WYNNE, PATRICK JOSEPH  (1905643); age 17 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Wycombe.  He is buried in Glasnevin (or Prospect) Cemetery

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