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Casualties - May 1948


01 May

DZIUS, KAZIMIERZ  (705456) age: 33

WO

He was serving at RAF Framlingham 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 St Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green

02 May

ALLENBY, CECIL RICHARD  (2356342) age: 18

AC1

He was serving at AHQ Levant at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

03 May

MANN, HERBERT GORDON  (3045768) age: 20

LAC

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

04 May

HEYWOOD, CHARLES ANTHONY  (2204778) age: 23

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT126 of No 245 Sqn, which made a shallow dive into the ground at Oulton in  Norfolk whilst flying at low level to avoid bad weather.  He was cremated at St Faith's Crematorium, Horshan St Faith

04 May

CAIRNIE, JAMES  (2336406) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Benson but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Balgay Cemetery, Dundee

05 May

PAINE, ST. ELMO FREDERICK  (756257) age: 31

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Burtonwood but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Woodlands Cemetery, Gillingham

05 May

WOLK, ZBIGNIEW  (707944) age: 21

AC2

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

08 May

GRIFFITHS, ROBERT HUGH PRICE  (150160) age: 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire FR Mk 14, RN210 of No 611 Sqn, which spun into thr ground from 21,000 ft at Freckleton near Preston during a height climb, possibly due to the effects of annoxia.  He is buried in St Peters Church, Formby

09 May

HOWELL, FRANK JONATHAN  (39612) age: 36

Sqn Ldr

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 Aldershot.  He is buried in Felpham Cemetery, Sussex

10 May

PATTERSON, JOHN DONALD  (1850088) age: 23

Plt III

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire FR Mk 18, TP209 of No 60 Sqn, which spun into the the sea off Jahore following a collision with his leader whilst flying in formation.  He is buried in Pasir Panjang Cemetery, Singapore

11 May

ROBERTSON, WILLIAM  (2280882) age: 19

A/Cpl

He was serving No 4 Police Wing at Colombo at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in General Cemetery, Kanetti, Colombo

11 May

LOWE, VICTOR JOHN  (2268938) age: 20

A/Cpl

He was serving with the RAF Police at RAF Colombo at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in General Cemetery, Kanetti, Colombo

13 May

SMITH, PETER HENRY  (2334706) age: 19

AC2

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

16 May

McKENNA, GEORGE  (44720) age: 50

Flt Lt

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 Portsmouth.  He was cremated at Southampton Crematorium

18 May

COULTON, ERIC  (1622826) age: 24

A/Cpl

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 Don Valley.  He is buried in Uttley Cemetery, Keighley

19 May

EBSWORTH, JOHN JOSIAH BAKER  (579108) age: 21

Cdt Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, EX168 of No 4 Flying Training School Sqn, which crashed inverted at Imbesu Park in Southern Rhodesian following recovery from a previous dive, possibly due to the failure in thecontrol system.  He is buried in Bulawayo Cemetery

19 May

HODNETT, FRANK  (55005) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, EX168 of No 4 Flying Training School Sqn, which crashed inverted at Imbesu Park in Southern Rhodesian following recovery from a previous dive, possibly due to the failure in thecontrol system.  He is buried in Bulawayo Cemetery

20 May

SHORT, ROBERT  (4021745) age: 18

AC2

He was killed whilst serving with No 32 Sqn in an air raid by Egptian aircraft during the Arab-Israeli conflict.  He is buried in British New War Cemetery, Haifa

20 May

YATES, ERIC  (4003467) age: 30

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in  of No 32 Sqn, which in an air raid by Egptian aircraft during the Arab-Israeli conflict.  He is buried in British New War Cemetery, Haifa

20 May

BALDWIN, RAYMOND JOHN  (552256) age: 26

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Boscombe Down at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Andover.  He is buried in Tidworth Military Cemetery

21 May

HOLROYD, STANLEY GORDON  (2299452) age: 24

AC2

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 Sheffield.  He is buried in Shiregreen Cemetery, Sheffield

22 May

FOSTER, DONALD  (4015054) age: 22

Nav II

He was serving with No 78 Sqn and died from injuries sustained in an air raid by Egptian aircraft during the Arab-Israeli conflict, two days previous.  He is buried in British New War Cemetery, Haifa

22 May

URQUHART, JOHN MARTIN  (3020898) age: 23

Nav III

He was serving at RAF Kabrit and died from injuries sustained in an air raid by Egptian aircraft during the Arab-Israeli conflict, two days previous.  He is buried in British New War Cemetery, Haifa

23 May

COOMBES, HAROLD WILLIAM  (2324712) age: 19

LAC

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

24 May

OSBORNE, MERVYN  (2341072) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Old Sarum 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 Old Cemetery, Aberdare

24 May

BOURNE, CHARLES ALFRED DFC  (54298) age: 34

Flt Lt

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

25 May

MARCH, CHARLES IAN  (194361) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF Mk 36, RK995 of No 141 Sqn, which crashed after colliding with a Proctor near Saxlingham in Norfolk during a night interception exercise.  He is buried in East Finchley Cemetery

25 May

WATSON, PETER  (58037) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF Mk 36, RK995 of No 141 Sqn, which crashed after colliding with a Proctor near Saxlingham in Norfolk during a night interception exercise.  He is buried in Scottow Cemetery

25 May

CAMERON, BRUCE REID  (516265) age: 33

Flt Sgt

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

25 May

HOLLANDS, RALPH ERIC  (2352957) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Tengah at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Eastern Road Christian Cemetery, Penang

26 May

RIMMER, ARTHUR LEONARD  (150587) age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FX237 of No 2 Flying Training School, which crashed in a spiral dive following the attempted recovery of control during an instrument flying exercise in cloud.  He is buried in Grange Hill Cemetery, West Kirby

26 May

WILE, ROBERT  (3046113) age: 19

Cdt Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FX237 of No 2 Flying Training School, which crashed in a spiral dive following the attempted recovery of control during an instrument flying exercise in cloud.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

26 May

CULLEN, DOROTHY PATRICIA  (2147668) age: 20

ACW2

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

26 May

DAVIES, DAVID OWEN  (553700) age: 24

Cpl

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Bridgend.  He is buried in Meas yr Arian Cemetery, Mountain Ash, Glamorgan

28 May

NELSON, KENNETH JOHN  (3031168) age: 22

Plt IV

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire LF Mk 16, TE348 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which dived vertically into the ground near Winkleigh in Devon after carrying out a half roll during a battle formation practice.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon Churchyard

29 May

SULLIVAN, MICHAEL JOHN  (31131) age: 54

Flt Lt

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 was cremated at Southampton Crematorium

31 May

DOYLE, HUGH THOMAS JOSEPH  (1796204) age: 25

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest F Mk 2, PR687 of No 26 Sqn, which flicked into a dive from a high speed stall after pulling up from a dive attack against ground targets using rockets.  He is buried in British Military Cemetery, Handorf

31 May

GREER, ASHLEY JAMES  (59655) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dominie C Mk 1, NR753 of the Old Sarum which collided with an Anson whilst leading a formation of mixed aircraft near Bulford Camp.  He is buried in London Road Cemetery, Chippenham

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