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Casualties - September 1948


02 Sep

ROBERTS, RONALD WILLIAM  (412038) age: 23

Sig II

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 Scotland?.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

03 Sep

ARTHUR, JAMES BRUCE  (128574) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, TX269 of No 38 Sqn, which flew into a cliff face on Monte Cristo Island in Italy whilst fluing below the safety height.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

03 Sep

BARTHORPE, EDWARD  (194379) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, TX269 of No 38 Sqn, which flew into a cliff face on Monte Cristo Island in Italy whilst fluing below the safety height.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

03 Sep

DICKENS, GEORGE  (3050499) age: 23

Sig IIA

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, TX269 of No 38 Sqn, which flew into a cliff face on Monte Cristo Island in Italy whilst fluing below the safety height.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

03 Sep

HERD, SAMUEL JAMES  (1077076) age: 28

Sig IB

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, TX269 of No 38 Sqn, which flew into a cliff face on Monte Cristo Island in Italy whilst fluing below the safety height.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

03 Sep

KINGSLEY, JOHN NOEL  (58031) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, TX269 of No 38 Sqn, which flew into a cliff face on Monte Cristo Island in Italy whilst fluing below the safety height.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

03 Sep

REYGATE, DENIS GEOFFREY DFM  (1864162) age: 24

Eng IIA

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, TX269 of No 38 Sqn, which flew into a cliff face on Monte Cristo Island in Italy whilst fluing below the safety height.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

03 Sep

SHIMMONS, KENNETH RICHARD  (552212) age: 27

Sig IB

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, TX269 of No 38 Sqn, which flew into a cliff face on Monte Cristo Island in Italy whilst flying below the safety height.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

03 Sep

CHILD, JOHN  (33435) age: 30

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire FR Mk 14, TP240 of No 612 Sqn, which dived into the ground after flying into cu nim cloud during a formation flying practice.  He was out of current flying practice and had no instrument rating.  He is buried in Corstorphine Hill Cemetery, Edinburgh.

03 Sep

WERPACHOWSKI, STANISLAW  (P2437) age: 31

T/Fg Off

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 Chorley.  He is buried in Chorley Cemetery

03 Sep

GODFREE, HERBERT VINCENT  (363396) age: 41

WO

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

03 Sep

McALLISTER, CHARLES  (2232554) age: 21

AC1

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

04 Sep

COPPER, RONALD FREDERICK  (1815768) age: 23

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF Mk 36, RL192 of No 29 Sqn, which flew into high ground near West Malling whilst descending through cloud despite ATC instructions to remain at 1,500 ft.  He is buried in Birmingham Cemetery

04 Sep

McCOLL, EDGAR DONALDSON PEMBERTON  (1573633) age: 24

Nav II

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF Mk 36, RL192 of No 29 Sqn, which flew into high ground near West Malling whilst descending through cloud despite ATC instructions to remain at 1,500 ft.  He is buried in Hillfoot Cemetery, Glasgow

05 Sep

FINCH, WILLIAM CHARLES  (1872654) age: 40

LAC

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

09 Sep

PARSONS, GEORGE EDWARD  (1810642) age: 25

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire LF Mk 16, TD119 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which dived into the sea after flicking onto its back on pulling out from a practice dive bombing attack.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

09 Sep

WARWICK, WILLIAM HENRY  (52650) age: 32

Flt Lt

He died from burns sustained whilst flying in Mosquito NF Mk 30, RK945 of No 51 Maintenance Unit which made a forced landing following a double engine failure but burst into flames after the tail was ripped off.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

09 Sep

McAULAY, GEORGE  (590897) age: 30

WO

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

09 Sep

HODGE, DOUGLAS FREDERICK  (179425) age: 28

Flt Lt

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

09 Sep

UNDERWOOD, THOMAS GEOFFREY  (2202003) age: 23

AC2

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 Hull Eastern Cemetery

11 Sep

ROLLO, ALEXANDER MCHARDEY  (1345694) age: 26

Plt I

He was serving with No 249 Sqn, and died from an illness.  He is buried in Habbaniya Cemetery

11 Sep

BANNISTER, MICHAEL  (2328848) age: 20

AC2

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

11 Sep

KING, ARTHUR ERNEST GOLBY  (3107796) age: 22

AC2

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 Reading.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

12 Sep

JOHNSON, WILLIAM CHARLES  (515051) age: 35

Flt Sgt

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 Ely City Cemetery

13 Sep

HART, ERIC NORMAN  (55151) age: 34

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF Mk 36, RL117 of No 25 Sqn, which spun into the ground following a collision with VT612 whilst leading a formation in bumpy conditions.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

13 Sep

PALMER, RAYMOND LOVELL  (194488) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF Mk 36, RL117 of No 25 Sqn, which spun into the ground following a collision with VT612 whilst leading a formation in bumpy conditions.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

13 Sep

LAWRANCE, ERNEST MATSON  (539973) age: 40

Flt Sgt

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 Bedford.  He is buried in Woodlands Cemetery, Scarborough

14 Sep

GARLICK, FRANK  (1762148) age: 23

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 Layton & Carleton Cemetery, Blackpool

14 Sep

SCANLON, AGNES  (2154453) age: 20

LACW

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

14 Sep

WHITTOME, RICHARD WRIGHT OBE, DFC  (72013) age: 30

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 9, NH236 of the Royal Aircraft Establishment which crashed near Woking whilst testing propellors at high Mach numbers when he suffered from hypoxia.  He is buried in Ship Lane Cemetery, Farnborough

16 Sep

HEWLETT, ROY  (3033319) age: 22

Plt IV

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Spitfire LF Mk 16, TE351 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which overturned after hitting an earth bank whilst attempting a forced landing near Bideford following an engine failure during an aerobatic sortie.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon Churchyard

16 Sep

McEWAN, ALEXANDER MCDONALD  (2315583) age: 20

AC1

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

17 Sep

KELLY, ROY EDWARD DENNIS  (646496) age: 27

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF984 of No 3 Flying Training School, which dived into the ground from a slow roll from 500 ft during an aerobatic practice flight.  He is buried in St Nicholas Churchyard, Feltwell

17 Sep

DAVIES, RICHARD  (1721616) age: 24

LAC

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

17 Sep

DRURY, EDWARD STEPHEN AFC  (26131) age: 38

Gp Capt

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

18 Sep

CURRY, GEORGE WILLIAM DSO, DFC  (86389) age: 28

A/Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito T Mk 3, VA887 of No 139 Sqn, which flew into the ground inverted whilst executing a slow roll during an aerobatic display at RAF Coningsby.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery

18 Sep

DAVIES, HERBERT  (571386) age: 28

T/Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito T Mk 3, VA887 of No 139 Sqn, which flew into the ground inverted whilst executing a slow roll during an aerobatic display at RAF Coningsby.  He is buried in Boston Corporation Cemetery

18 Sep

SMITH, LEONARD ALFRED DFM  (182872) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire PR Mk 19, PM622 of No 237 OCU, which crashed during a high speed run at RAF Leuchars following the loss of the starboard wing.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

18 Sep

HEDLEY, STANLEY  (188021) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, TA507 of No 51 Maintenance Unit which spun into the ground after making a steep pull up from a fast run across theairfield during a Battle of Britain flying display at RAF Lichfield.  He is buried in Bladon on Tyne Cemetery

18 Sep

SHAW, FREDERICK EVERARD  (45799) age: 40

A/Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, TA507 of No 51 Maintenance Unit which spun into the ground after making a steep pull up from a fast run across theairfield during a Battle of Britain flying display at RAF Lichfield.  He is buried in Fradley Church

18 Sep

HANSON, GEOFFREY ALAN  (111993) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, TE808 of RAF Manston, which crashed into the ground inverted whilst executing a slow roll during an aerobatic display at RAFManston.  He is buried in St Johns Cemetery, Margate

18 Sep

MARTIN, JAMES LESLIE  (157960) age: 45

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, TE808 of RAF Manston, which crashed into the ground inverted whilst executing a slow roll during an aerobatic display at RAFManston.  He is buried in St Johns Cemetery, Margate

19 Sep

GILBERT, LAWRENCE EDWARD HOPE  (1604758) age: 24

Nav II

He was killed whilst flying in York C Mk 1, MW288 of No 206 Sqn, which stalled and dived into the ground following an engine failutre on take off from RAF Wunstorf.  He is buried in British Military Cemetery, Limmer, Hannover

19 Sep

KELL, GEOFFREY  (166759) age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in York C Mk 1, MW288 of No 206 Sqn, which stalled and dived into the ground following an engine failutre on take off from RAF Wunstorf.  He is buried in British Military Cemetery, Limmer, Hannover

19 Sep

THOMSON, HUGH WALLACE MC, DFC  (175967) age: 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in York C Mk 1, MW288 of No 206 Sqn, which stalled and dived into the ground following an engine failutre on take off from RAF Wunstorf.  He is buried in British Military Cemetery, Limmer, Hannover

19 Sep

TOWERSEY, SIDNEY MARK LEWIS  (1577861) age: 24

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in York C Mk 1, MW288 of No 206 Sqn, which stalled and dived into the ground following an engine failutre on take off from RAF Wunstorf.  He is buried in British Military Cemetery, Limmer, Hannover

19 Sep

WATSON, ERNEST WILLIAM  (1881703) age: 27

Eng II

He was killed whilst flying in York C Mk 1, MW288 of No 206 Sqn, which stalled and dived into the ground following an engine failutre on take off from RAF Wunstorf.  He is buried in British Military Cemetery, Limmer, Hannover

19 Sep

WOODHAM, VERNON FRANK  (3108943) age: 19

AC2

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

20 Sep

LEOSZKO, JOZEF  (P76805) age: 54

Sqn Ldr

He was serving as a Medical Officer at RAF Dunholme Lodge at the time of his death, which occurred in the Military Hospital, Lincoln.  He is buried in Newark Cemetery

20 Sep

BATE, JAMES FARROW  (4012818) age: 21

AC1

He was serving at RAF Seletar and died.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

21 Sep

BALL, WILLIAM STEPHEN  (4017192) age: 19

AC2

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non effective and his death is registered in Sittingbourne.  He is buried in St Mary's Cemetery, Swanley

23 Sep

HARROP, FREDRICK TAYLOR  (50263) age: 43

Flt Lt

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

23 Sep

GEER, ERNEST FRANK  (2326556) age: 20

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 Southend on Sea.  He is buried in Wickford Cemetery

24 Sep

BURLS, JOHN HENRY  (59352) age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, EE461 of No 1 Sqn, which collided with Tiger Moth, N6927 of No 24 RFS in the circuit at Tangmere.  He is buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Tangmere

24 Sep

WELLS, LESLIE ERNEST  (2602295) age: 24

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth T Mk 2, N6927 of No 24 Refresher Flying School, which collided with Meteor, EE461 of No 1 Sqn in the circuit at Tangmere.  He is buried in Woolwich Cemetery

24 Sep

JONES, HAROLD WARD  (2323624) age: 20

AC1

He was serving at RAF Manston at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Thanet.  He is buried in St Johns Cemetery, Margate

24 Sep

HATTERSLEY, CHARLES RAYMOND DFC  (40699) age: 34

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Oakington 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

25 Sep

HINDESS, THOMAS  (640673) age: 28

Cpl

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

25 Sep

STURGESS, ALBERT STANLEY ARTHUR  (2375479) age: 18

AC2

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

25 Sep

PIERCE, RONALD WILLIAM GORDON  (2391257) age: 18

AC2

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

26 Sep

TRIGG, THOMAS WILLIAM JOHN  (635328) age: 26

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Yatesbury but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in London Road Cemetery, Staines

27 Sep

DUNCAN, PATRICK JAMES DFC, AFC  (83994) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FT402 of the Empire Flying School which crashed near Kingscote in Gloucestershire after a wing bvroke off on emerging from cloud in a steep dive during an instrument training sortie.  He is buried in Caterham Cemetery

27 Sep

HARTLEY, HAYWOOD SAM DFC, AFC  (109071) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FT402 of the Empire Flying School which crashed near Kingscote in Gloucestershire after a wing bvroke off on emerging from cloud in a steep dive during an instrument training sortie.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

27 Sep

EDMEAD, ALFRED  (354886) age: 49

WO

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

28 Sep

HARKER, CLARENCE  (655530) age: 28

Plt I

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet TT Mk 1, EM639 of the APS which dived into the ground on the final approach to Acklington following an engine problem.  He was cremated at West Road Crematorium, Newcastle upon Tyne

28 Sep

GIBBS, RAYMOND LESLIE  (1436189) age: 25

Eng II

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

28 Sep

O'HANLON, JAMES  (1912491) age: 21

AC1

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 Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin

30 Sep

DASZKIEWICZ KORYBUT, ANTONI  (P1923) age: 33

Flt Lt

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Haywards Heath Cemetery

30 Sep

WOJCIULA, ALFRED  (784324) age: 35

Cpl

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 Wortley.  He is buried in Shiregreen Cemetery, Sheffield

30 Sep

BRYNE, CLIFFORD HAYDN  (1655250) age: 27

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Weeton 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 Maesteg Cemetery, Bridgend

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