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Casualties - April 1948


01 Apr

TAYLOR, LEONARD THOMAS  (89383) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire LF Mk 9, MA709 of the Empire Flying School which exploded and dived into the ground during an overshoot at RAF Hullavington at the end of an all weather flying detail.  He is buried in London Road Cemetery, Chippenham

01 Apr

DREW, MONTAGUE JAMES  (50907) age: 42

Flt Lt

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

02 Apr

HARSENT, COLIN TREVOR  (2384179) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF West Kirby at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Wirral.  He is buried in Pinner New Cemetery

03 Apr

McWILLIAM, HAMISH  (163749) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 21, LA268 of No 602 Sqn, which crashed in an inverted spin after carrying out an upward roll.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

03 Apr

MORGAN, WILLIAM KEVIN  (618218) age: 27

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Hullavington at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Hereford.  He is buried in St Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Newry

04 Apr

MORGANS, STEPHEN THOMAS  (4029534) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Cardington at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Cardigan.  He is buried in Bwlchillan Cemetery, LamPeter

05 Apr

DAVIES, JOHN OWEN  (1380127) age: 25

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP504 of No 1 Air Navigation School, which was lost without a trace on a navigation exercise.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

05 Apr

JEZZARD, PETER DFM  (1501713) age: 24

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP504 of No 1 Air Navigation School, which was lost without a trace on a navigation exercise.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

05 Apr

LOWE, GEORGE THOMAS  (164887) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP504 of No 1 Air Navigation School, which was lost without a trace on a navigation exercise.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

08 Apr

THOMPSON, JOHN WILLIAM  (2316415) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Cottam 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 Johns Elswick Cemetery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

08 Apr

JONES, JOHN LLEWELYN  (4019906) age: 18

AC2

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

08 Apr

LIDDLE, GORDON ARTHUR CHARLES  (1735217) age: 25

LAC

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

08 Apr

RICHARDS, GEORGE ALFRED  (1404514) age: 27

LAC

He was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Colston Bassett Cemetery

08 Apr

JARVIS, ALBERT EDWIN  (561010) age: 37

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF St Athan at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Bridgend.  He is buried in Llantwit Major Cemetery

10 Apr

BARKER, ERIC JOHN  (2351096) age: 19

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF Mk 30, RK933 of No 504 Sqn, which crashed into a bank and burst into flames whilst making a single engine approach to Hucknall during an airtest.  He is buried in North Wooton Parish Church, Norfolk

10 Apr

TOUCH, DONALD FRANK AFC  (91311) age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF Mk 30, RK933 of No 504 Sqn, which crashed into a bank and burst into flames whilst making a single engine approach to Hucknall during an airtest.  He is buried in Broxbourne Churchyard

10 Apr

BULLEN, ROBERT  (1665026) age: 35

AC1

He was serving in Aden at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery

10 Apr

TAYLOR, NORMAN  (2351090) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF St Athan at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Cardiff.  He is buried in Pyle Churchyard, Bridgend

11 Apr

MURPHY, JOSEPH  (2316207) age: 22

AC2

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

11 Apr

SMITH, WALTER JOHN  (67704) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Stradishall but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  He was cremated at Cambridge Crematorium

12 Apr

HARTLEY, BRIAN  (4011107) age: 19

AC2

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

12 Apr

O'DONNELL, ROBERT PETER  (977251) age: 32

LAC

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

12 Apr

HENDRIE, ANDREW  (2231398) age: 21

AC1

He was serving in the UK 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 Ardrossen Parish Cemetery

13 Apr

GRAHAM, CLARENCE WILLIAM  (1072501) age: 27

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Henlow but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Driffield Cemetery

13 Apr

COULSON, DAVID  (1490338) age: 25

LAC

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

13 Apr

CANT, THOMAS JAMES  (545815) age: 31

Sgt

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

16 Apr

GAUNT, MICHAEL  (579845) age: 20

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF245 of No 41 Sqn, which spun into the ground  at Whitley Bridge after control was lost following an engine failure.  He is buried in Lawnswood Cemetery, Leeds

16 Apr

WILKINSON, FRANK AUSTIN  (1524016) age: 23

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF245 of No 41 Sqn, which spun into the ground  at Whitley Bridge after control was lost following an engine failure.  He is buried in Rake Lane Cemetery, Wallesey

16 Apr

NAWROCKI, MARIAN  (P794162) age: 32

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Dunholme Lodge but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Halton

16 Apr

FELLOWS, JOHN JAMES  (4010372) age: 19

AC1

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

17 Apr

EVANS, HOWARD HUGHES  (195753) age: 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire LF Mk 16, SL675 of No 614 Sqn, which struck the water in the Bristol Channel and broke up whilst attempting recovery from a dive.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

17 Apr

CRAIG, BERTRAM  (3089031) age: 22

A/Cpl

He was serving at RAF Mount Batten at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Northwich.  He is buried in Bothwell Park Cemetery

18 Apr

SIELY-CROWE, ROBERT JOHNSON  () age:

Flt Lt

He was serving with the  and was killed in a motor accident in Tripoli.  

18 Apr

PARRY, LEO WILLIAM PETER  (4026122) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Wellesbourne Mountford 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 Priory Road Cemetery, Anfield

18 Apr

BENNETT, JOHN ALFRED  (638697) age: 35

Cpl

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

20 Apr

FUREY, JOSEPH  (2312630) age:

AC2

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

20 Apr

FURNESS, STEPHEN MICHAEL  (Q8189439) age: 19

Chf Tech

He was serving at RAF Leuchars 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 Kenteigens Cemetery, Glasgow

21 Apr

FISH, GRAHAM WILLIAM  (2321980) age: 20

AC2

He was serving at RAF Pershore at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Pershore.  He is buried in Redhill Cemetery, Armold, Nottingham

22 Apr

FANTHORP, PETER GEORGE ALISTER  (939264) age: 28

Cpl

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Harrow 1 Qtr?.  He is buried in Bushey Parish Church

23 Apr

REES, JOHN ELLIS  (3082615) age: 20

AC2

He was serving at RAF Gloucester at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Forest of Dean 3 Qtr.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

23 Apr

TAME, STANLEY WILLIAM  (562646) age: 35

T/Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Shawbury at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Kettering.  He is buried in Farcet Cemetery, Peterborough

23 Apr

LAVENDER, RONALD ARTHUR  (2233943) age: 20

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 Maidenhead.  He is buried in Maidstone Cemetery

24 Apr

MEATON, SIDNEY ERNEST  (4022258) age: 19

AC1

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 Oxford.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Black Bourton

25 Apr

NICHOLSON, WALTER  (1895853) age: 24

Gnr II

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

26 Apr

FISHER, GEORGE HENRY WILLIAM  (165236) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito PR Mk 35, TK632 of the APDU which exploded in mid air near Netheravon during a night photographic trial.  He is buried in Kingston Cemetery

26 Apr

RUTHERFORD, DAVID  (65589) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito PR Mk 35, TK632 of the APDU which exploded in mid air near Netheravon during a night photographic trial.  He is buried in Ewelme Churchyard

26 Apr

BEAUCHAMP, HENRY CBE, MC, VG, BA  (38001) age: 63

Gp Capt

 

28 Apr

DOHERTY, PATRICK  (4013835) age: 19

AC2

He was serving with Admin Wing, RAF Fayid at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

28 Apr

THOMSON, WALTER SMAIL  (533183) age: 44

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Horsham St. Faith 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 Catton Churchyard, Old Catton

28 Apr

CREEDON, JOHN  (1900894) age: 25

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Mongewell Park but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Halton Cemetery

29 Apr

SIMS, REGINALD LESLIE  (130175) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF569 of the Stn Flt Wunstorf, which spun into the ground at RAF Wunstorf on the final GCA approach during an instrument practice.  He is buried in Handorf Heath Military Cemetery, Munster

29 Apr

TAYLOR, NORMAN DFC  (101500) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF569 of the Stn Flt Wunstorf, which spun into the ground at RAF Wunstorf on the final GCA approach during an instrument practice.  He is buried in Handorf Heath Military Cemetery, Munster

30 Apr

BRITTAIN, DOUGLAS GRAHAM  (4015009) age: 23

Gnr II

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RF474 of No 9 Sqn, which broke up due to structural failure after flying into a cu-nim cloud during a long range navigation exercise from the UK to Malta.  He is buried in Mazargues Cemetery Extension, Marseilles

30 Apr

DEAR, RALPH  (1899107) age: 22

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RF474 of No 9 Sqn, which broke up due to structural failure after flying into a cu-nim cloud during a long range navigation exercise from the UK to Malta.  He is buried in Mazargues Cemetery Extension, Marseilles

30 Apr

GILBY, ALFRED THOMAS  (3091459) age: 19

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RF474 of No 9 Sqn, which broke up due to structural failure after flying into a cu-nim cloud during a long range navigation exercise from the UK to Malta.  He is buried in Mazargues Cemetery Extension, Marseilles

30 Apr

GILLMAN, ERNEST JAMES  (573532) age: 25

Eng IA

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RF474 of No 9 Sqn, which broke up due to structural failure after flying into a cu-nim cloud during a long range navigation exercise from the UK to Malta.  He is buried in Mazargues Cemetery Extension, Marseilles

30 Apr

HEPPLEWHITE, JOHN  (3090601) age: 19

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RF474 of No 9 Sqn, which broke up due to structural failure after flying into a cu-nim cloud during a long range navigation exercise from the UK to Malta.  He is buried in Mazargues Cemetery Extension, Marseilles

30 Apr

LUKINS, BERNARD LINCOLN  (195347) age: 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RF474 of No 9 Sqn, which broke up due to structural failure after flying into a cu-nim cloud during a long range navigation exercise from the UK to Malta.  He is buried in Mazargues Cemetery Extension, Marseilles

30 Apr

SLEIGH, RAYMOND  (977351) age: 28

Gnr IIB

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RF474 of No 9 Sqn, which broke up due to structural failure after flying into a cu-nim cloud during a long range navigation exercise from the UK to Malta.  He is buried in Mazargues Cemetery Extension, Marseilles

30 Apr

SWORD, HARRY  (568760) age: 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RF474 of No 9 Sqn, which broke up due to structural failure after flying into a cu-nim cloud during a long range navigation exercise from the UK to Malta.  He is buried in Mazargues Cemetery Extension, Marseilles

30 Apr

TOWNSEND, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (519065) age: 33

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RF474 of No 9 Sqn, which broke up due to structural failure after flying into a cu-nim cloud during a long range navigation exercise from the UK to Malta.  He is buried in Mazargues Cemetery Extension, Marseilles

30 Apr

TURNER, DENIS GODFREY  (1602262) age: 23

Nav II

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RF474 of No 9 Sqn, which broke up due to structural failure after flying into a cu-nim cloud during a long range navigation exercise from the UK to Malta.  He is buried in Mazargues Cemetery Extension, Marseilles

30 Apr

WISE, JOSEPH ALFRED  (1576348) age: 25

Nav II

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RF474 of No 9 Sqn, which broke up due to structural failure after flying into a cu-nim cloud during a long range navigation exercise from the UK to Malta.  He is buried in Mazargues Cemetery Extension, Marseilles

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