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Casualties   February 1948


1 Feb 48

EVANS, DEREK ANTHONY  (958554) age: 27

Cpl

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

2 Feb 48

DOWLING, PATRICK CHARLES  (2334729) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Bushy Park but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in St Luke's Churchyard, Whyteleafe

2 Feb 48

WILSON, ALEXANDER LOCKHART  (2301872) age: 27

AC2

He was serving at RAF Padgate at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Scotland?.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

4 Feb 48

WILLIAMS, HORACE JAMES  (1459331) age: 42

WO

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

4 Feb 48

COSSINS PRICE, JOHN  (2274302) age: 22

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 Gloucester R.  He is buried in Gloucester Old Cemetery

5 Feb 48

BOYCE, DENNIS FREDERICK  (2358648) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Cosford at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Surrey M E.  He is buried in Sutton Cemetery

6 Feb 48

GOODCHILD, WILLIAM ALBERT  (198809) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, TE590 of No 204 Advanced Flying School, which dived into the ground near Woolfox Lodge after control was lost in poor visibility.  He was cremated at South London Crematorium

6 Feb 48

SPENCER, JOHN RAYMOND  (164883) age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, TE590 of No 204 Advanced Flying School, which dived into the ground near Woolfox Lodge after control was lost in poor visibility.  He is buried in St Nicholas's Churchyard, Cottesmore

9 Feb 48

HOMES, PETER JAMES  (58553) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, TA546 of No 204 Advanced Flying School, which flew into the ground shortly after taking off from Cottesmore on a night cross country.  He is buried in Lodge Hill Cemetery, Selly Oak

9 Feb 48

ROBINSON, ERIC  (1819259) age: 23

Nav IV

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, TA546 of No 204 Advanced Flying School, which flew into the ground shortly after taking off from Cottesmore on a night cross country.  He is buried in Burton on Trent Corporation Cemetery

9 Feb 48

McMEEKAN, WILLIAM JOHNSTONE  (55123) age: 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson C Mk 19, TX168 of the Metropolitan Communications Sqn which crashed whilst attempting an overshoot at Hendon during an asymmetric training flight.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

9 Feb 48

ROLFE, THEODORE URQUHART OBE  (33013) age: 35

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Anson C Mk 19, TX168 of the Metropolitan Communications Sqn which crashed whilst attempting an overshoot at Hendon during an asymmetric training flight.  He is buried in Paddington Borough Council Cemetery

9 Feb 48

COSBERT, WINSTON  (716046) age: 30

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Honiley at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Fylde.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Kirkham

11 Feb 48

TARGETT, RONALD PERCY JAMES  (57842) age: 35

Fg Off

He was serving with No 128 Maintenance Unit at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

11 Feb 48

COWLEY, KENNETH  (203884) age: 40

Plt Off

He was serving at RAF Marston Moor at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Howden.  He is buried in Tockwith Cemetery

13 Feb 48

BEVERLEY, CHARLOTTE KATHLEEN MARR  (2151728) age: 21

ACW1

She was killed or died whilst serving at RAF Gloucester, but her death was registered in Scotland?.  She is buried in Ythanwell Cemetery

14 Feb 48

CRAWFORD, IVAN KENNETH  (115189) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire LF Mk 9, SL671 of No 601 Sqn, which flew into high ground on Marley Common in Sussex whilst flying below his briefed height on a low level cross country.  He is buried in Earls Colne Churchyard

14 Feb 48

MATTHEWS, JAMES RILEY  (1868127) age: 22

AC2

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non effective and his death is registered in Harrow.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

14 Feb 48

BENCH, GEORGE WILSON  (1900055) age: 24

LAC

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non effective and his death is registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery

15 Feb 48

GILVARY, ROBERT FRANCIS  (44383) age: 49

Fg Off

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 Harrow.  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery

17 Feb 48

DUNN, GEORGE  (2375045) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Burtonwood 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 Eastern Cemetery, Dundee

19 Feb 48

LEGGETT, FRANK RAYMOND  (2364794) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Yatesbury but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

20 Feb 48

KIRTLEY, RONALD  (4018028) age: 18

AC2

He was probably killed whilst serving with No 210 Sqn and when he walked into a revolving propeller of Lancaster B Mk 3, RF307.  He is buried in Seaham Cemetery

20 Feb 48

CAHALANE, MICHAEL JOHN  (14164) age: 55

A/Sqn Ldr

Neither the unit on which he was serving nor his cause of death have yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Ealing.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

21 Feb 48

CAUSTON, ROYSTON ARTHUR  (2280570) age: 21

AC2

He was seriously injured when he was sucked into the engine intake of Meteor F Mk 4, VW785 of No 226 OCU but died in hospital from a fat embolism which developed in his leg.  He is buried in Old Southgate Cemetery

21 Feb 48

ROGERS, NORMAN BERNARD  (91279) age: 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire LF Mk 16, SL553 of No 228 OCU, which flew into the Solent whilst descending in a snowstorm during a formation flight.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

21 Feb 48

JONES, CLARICE  (2179337) age: 28

ACW1

She was killed or died whilst serving at RAF Gloucester, but her death was registered in Wakefield.  She is buried in Hunslet Cemetery

22 Feb 48

ALLEN, CHARLES  (2281719) age: 19

AC1

He was serving with No 53 Sqn RAF Regiment and was shot by snipers in Rehiva.  He is buried in Ramlah Military Cemetery.

22 Feb 48

VAN GELDER, DEREK CECIL  (2298124) age: 20

AC1

He was serving with No 53 Sqn RAF Regiment and was shot by snipers in Rehiva.  He is buried in Ramlah Military Cemetery.

22 Feb 48

JAGGER, ALBERT LESLIE  (545726) age: 32

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Sutton on Hull at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Holderness.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery

22 Feb 48

LOADER, DENIS  (3052918) age: 21

LAC

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 Solihull.  He is buried in Solihull Cemetery

23 Feb 48

JAMES, JOHN  (2351706) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Llandow at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Bridgend 2 Qtr.  He is buried in Cymmer Cemetery, Port Talbot

27 Feb 48

VIVIAN, DAVID PATRICK TRELAWNEY  (2326674) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Little Rissington at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Ploughley.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

29 Feb 48

CARRUTHERS, JAMES  (3502471) age: 19

AC2

He was serving with No 120 Maintenance Unit and was possibly killed when Jewish terrorists blew up the Khantara to Haifa express train at Rheovoth.  He is buried in Ramleh Military Cemetery

29 Feb 48

NEWMAN, KENNETH ROY  (3108094) age: 18

AC2

He was serving with No 120 Maintenance Unit and was possibly killed when Jewish terrorists blew up the Khantara to Haifa express train at Rheovoth.  He is buried in Ramleh Military Cemetery

29 Feb 48

BROUGHTON, PHILIP ROY  (2301966) age: 20

AC2

He was possibly serving at RAF El Hamra and was possibly killed when Jewish terrorists blew up the Khantara to Haifa express train at Rheovoth.  He is buried in Ramleh Military Cemetery

29 Feb 48

CURRAN, JOHN  (4001567) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF El Hamra and was possibly killed when Jewish terrorists blew up the Khantara to Haifa express train at Rheovoth.  He is buried in Ramleh Military Cemetery

29 Feb 48

FLOYD, REGINALD  (3106838) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF El Hamra and was possibly killed when Jewish terrorists blew up the Khantara to Haifa express train at Rheovoth.  He is buried in Ramleh Military Cemetery

29 Feb 48

HARRIS, DONALD ALFRED  (1627029) age: 23

LAC

He was possibly serving at RAF El Hamra and was possibly killed when Jewish terrorists blew up the Khantara to Haifa express train at Rheovoth.  He is buried in Ramleh Military Cemetery

29 Feb 48

HORSEMAN, THOMAS CLIFFORD  (2367632) age: 18

AC1

He was serving at RAF El Hamra and was possibly killed when Jewish terrorists blew up the Khantara to Haifa express train at Rheovoth.  He is buried in Ramleh Military Cemetery

29 Feb 48

TONKIN, GEORGE GRANVILLE  (1132641) age: 34

Cpl

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non effective and his death is registered in Bedwellty.  He is buried in St David's Churchyard, Beaufort

29 Feb 48

HERON, DAVID  (3108162) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Ras El Ein and was possibly killed when Jewish terrorists blew up the Khantara to Haifa express train at Rheovoth.  He is buried in Ramleh Military Cemetery

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