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Casualties - January 1948


01 Jan

SURR, DOROTHY MARGARET  (2802915) age: 18

ACW2

She was killed or died whilst serving at RAF Melksham but her death was registered in Bolton.  He was cremated at Blackpool Crematorium

01 Jan

YOUNG, GEORGE ALFRED  (900281) age: 28

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Weeton but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He is buried in Brookwood Cemetery

03 Jan

SAMPSON, RAYMOND OSCAR  (79983) age: 46

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Abu Sueir at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

03 Jan

KNIGHT, ARTHUR THOMAS  (55484) age: 28

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Deversoir at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

04 Jan

WILSON, JOHN KENNETH  (2309311) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Acklington at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Durhan N W.  He is buried in Hetton Cemetery

06 Jan

ZUB, ANDRZEJ  (793969) age: 28

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Wroughton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Midhurst.  He is buried in Chichester Cemetery

08 Jan

DOTTIN, LISLE STANLEY  (716531) age: 24

AC1

He was serving at RAF Thorney Island at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Chichester.  He is buried in St Nicholas's Churchyard, West Thorney

08 Jan

WATSHAM, GEOFFREY JOHN  (2276123) age: 21

AC1

He was on the strength of RAF Warton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Deben.  He is buried in Woodbridge Cemetery

10 Jan

DAVIS, TREVOR RONALD ERIC  (2328542) age: 19

A/Cpl

He was serving with the RAF Police and was killed or died in Hamburg.  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery

10 Jan

PERRY, CECIL HENRY JOHNSON  (576648) age: 23

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Riyan at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

11 Jan

RICHARDSON, CHARLES JOSEPH  (2288397) age: 20

AC1

He was serving at RAF Hitcham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Bishop Stortford.  He is buried in Maeshyfryd Cemetery, Holyhead

13 Jan

BARBER, WILLIAM FREDERICK  (1614255) age: 25

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP555 of No 1 Air Navigation School, which stalled and crashed from a steep climb on take off from Topcliffe as the result of an elevator failure.  He is buried in Market Harborough Cemetery

13 Jan

FEARY, KENNETH JOHN  (1813068) age: 23

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP555 of No 1 Air Navigation School, which stalled and crashed from a steep climb on take off from Topcliffe as the result of an elevator failure.  He is buried in Highgate Cemetery

13 Jan

LINDUS, PETER ARTHUR  (3088756) age: 19

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP555 of No 1 Air Navigation School, which stalled and crashed from a steep climb on take off from Topcliffe as the result of an elevator failure.  He was cremated at Croydon Crematorium

13 Jan

HOGG, HERBERT WILLIAM  (347590) age: 46

WO

He was serving at RAF Waterbeach at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Cambridge.  He was cremated at Cambridge Crematorium

14 Jan

WARDLAW, JOHN MILLER  (55149) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest F Mk 5 of No 3 Sqn, which broke up after hittiing the sea during the pull out from a ground firing exercise near Neustadt in Germany.  He is buried in British Military Cemetery, Ohlsdorf

14 Jan

BURGESS, GEOFFREY  (57518) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquuito FB Mk 6, TE872 of No 1 FU, which crashed after the wing hit a tree during the approach to an emergency landing at Pershore following a mishandled propeller feathering.  He was cremated at Stockport Crematorium

14 Jan

GARVEY, RICHARD FRANCIS CHRISTOPHER DFC and Bar  (44811) age: 29

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF Mk 30, NT552 of No 44 Maintenance Unit, which dived into the ground and broke up on the approach to Shawbury, the cause of which could not be ascertained.  He is buried in Shawbury Parish Churchyard

14 Jan

WHURR, ALBERT FREDERICK  (3025556) age: 22

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Mount Batten but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Millbrook Cemetery, Plymouth

15 Jan

PIATKOWSKI, STANISLAW  (P781292) age: 27

WO

He was serving at RAF Dunholme Lodge at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Northumberland Central.  He is buried in Morpeth (SS Mary And James) Churchyard - Northumberland, United Kingdom.

15 Jan

HARRIS, ALFRED HERBERT  (636489) age: 36

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Luneburg at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery

16 Jan

DAVISON, NIGEL CHALMERS  (57635) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest F Mk 2, PR778 of No 16 Sqn, which hit a tree during a forced landing at Ruhleben, Berlin following an engine failure.  He is buried in Berlin 1939/1945 Cemetery

16 Jan

DUNCAN, KENNETH IAN  (58692) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF212 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which dived into the sea during an instrument flying practice, possibly as the result of a dinghy inflating in the cockpit.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

16 Jan

HORNE, ALAN STANLEY DRUMMOND  (3065634) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF212 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which dived into the sea during an instrument flying practice, possibly as the result of a dinghy inflating in the cockpit.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

16 Jan

KAHAN, RICHARD FRANK  (3039018) age: 20

Cdt Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FX320 of No 3 Flying Training School, which he abandoned over the North sea off the Norfolk coast having become lost on a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in RAF Regional Cemetery, Cambridge

16 Jan

HEALEY, ARTHUR MOORE  (1686985) age: 40

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Habbaniya at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Habbaniya Cemetery

16 Jan

MURRAY, FREDERICK DOUGLAS  (1449974) age: 29

T/Sgt

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Surrey S W.  He is buried in Cuddington Cemetery

17 Jan

BOLLONS, LEONARD JOHN  (51824) age: 46

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Brize Norton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Redruth.  He is buried in Falmouth Cemetery

19 Jan

BROWN, PETER BERTRAM  (3053743) age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire LF Mk 16, SL724 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which crashed out of control near Bideford afterfailing to recover from a power dive.  He is buried in Bedford Cemetery

19 Jan

JANOWSKI, JAN MIECZYSLAW  (704895) age: 23

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Locking at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Weston super Mare.  He is buried in Thorpe Road Cemetery, Melton Mowbrey

20 Jan

COWANS, WILLIAM RUTTER  (2313502) age: 27

AC2

He was serving at RAF Calshot but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

20 Jan

MILLS, CHARLES RICHARD  (507423) age: 50

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Lindholme at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Doncaster.  He is buried in St Thomas Churchyard, Craghead

21 Jan

BROOKING, EDWARD NICHOLAS  (58038) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, LR134 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which flew into the ground under full power during a night solo and cross country exercise having failed to use the correct let-down procedure.  He is buried in Okehampton Church

21 Jan

SAY, KENNETH RUPERT  (580731) age: 28

Nav I

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, LR134 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which flew into the ground under full power during a night solo and cross country exercise having failed to use the correct let-down procedure.  He is buried in Hither Green Cemetery, Catford

21 Jan

SYMONDS, KENNETH CYRIL  (3000825) age: 22

Sig IVB

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, LR134 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which flew into the ground under full power during a night solo and cross country exercise having failed to use the correct let-down procedure.  He was cremated at Ipswich Crematorium

21 Jan

WALTON, ELSIE  (2093416) age: 23

ACW1

She was killed or died whilst serving at RAF Gloucester, but her death was registered in Northumberland South.  She is buried in St Bartholomew's Cemetery, Longbenton

21 Jan

TINDALL, GEORGE  (1504273) age: 25

Cpl

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Oldham.  He is buried in Hollinwood Cemetery, Oldham

22 Jan

GAINES, JOHN EDWARD  (2379397) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Bridgnorth at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Wenlock.  He is buried in Fulford Cemetery

22 Jan

INGRAM, JOHN  (3045660) age: 19

AC1

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Newcastle upon Tyne.  He is buried in West Road Cemetery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

23 Jan

McLEOD, HERBERT  (2304569) age: 20

AC1

He was serving at RAF Ruislip at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Allendale Cemetery, Aberdeen

24 Jan

STEAD, RONALD  (1458636) age: 25

Nav II

He was serving at RAF Cottesmore at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Wenlock.  He was cremated at Scholemoor Crematorium, Bradford

27 Jan

DEAN, PATRICK ROY  (3038789) age: 21

A/Sgt

He was serving at AHQ Levant at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh Military Cemetery

27 Jan

RONEY, MALCOLM LAMBIE  (2304077) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Gatow at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Berlin 1939/1945 Cemetery

27 Jan

KIRWAN, WILLIAM KENNETH  (V1797723) age: 54

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Halton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Halton

28 Jan

BALMFORD, JOHN NEIL  (58300) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, RS647 of No 228 OCU, which was abandoned during a night navigation exercise following the loss of all electrical services and not being able to descend below thick cloud.  However the jettisoning of the hatch cause the aircraft to dive and he was unable to get out until it was too late for his parachute to deploy correctly.  He is buried in Williamford Cemetery, Nottingham

31 Jan

ATTER, GEORGE  (547096) age: 29

Eng II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster B Mk 1, TW902 of No 115 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Istres in France whilst attempting an overshoot on three engines.  He is buried in British Military Cemetery, Marseilles

31 Jan

CARTER, GRAHAM GEORGE WASE  (3051910) age: 21

Nav III

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster B Mk 1, TW902 of No 115 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Istres in France whilst attempting an overshoot on three engines.  He is buried in British Military Cemetery, Marseilles

31 Jan

KNAPP, RALPH ALLAN  (2328711) age: 19

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster B Mk 1, TW902 of No 115 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Istres in France whilst attempting an overshoot on three engines.  He is buried in British Military Cemetery, Marseilles

31 Jan

MOIR, DAVID THOMSON DFC  (40935) age: 27

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster B Mk 1, TW902 of No 115 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Istres in France whilst attempting an overshoot on three engines.  He is buried in British Military Cemetery, Marseilles

31 Jan

SMITH, PETER  (143526) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster B Mk 1, TW902 of No 115 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Istres in France whilst attempting an overshoot on three engines.  He is buried in British Military Cemetery, Marseilles

31 Jan

WALLACE, SYDNEY ALBERT  (563700) age: 35

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster B Mk 1, TW902 of No 115 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Istres in France whilst attempting an overshoot on three engines.  He is buried in British Military Cemetery, Marseilles

31 Jan

WALTON, JOHN THOMAS  (1593443) age: 22

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster B Mk 1, TW902 of No 115 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Istres in France whilst attempting an overshoot on three engines.  He is buried in Howden le Wear Cemetery

31 Jan

CHAPPLE, HENRY BENNETTS  (58992) age: 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, HR494 of No 204 Advanced Flying School, which dived almost vertically into the ground, possibly after control was lost in cloud during an instrument flying exercise.  He is buried in Penzance Cemetery

31 Jan

PEARSON, LAURENCE GEORGE  (3001713) age: 22

Nav IV

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, HR494 of No 204 Advanced Flying School, which dived almost vertically into the ground, possibly after control was lost in cloud during an instrument flying exercise.  He was cremated at Croydon Crematorium

31 Jan

ROBBINS, COLIN  (4003123) age: 20

AC2

He was serving at RAF Odiham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Alton.  He is buried in Ropley Cemetery

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