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Casualties - November 1948


01 Nov

HIBBERT, GEOFFREY IVOR  (2334884) age: 20

LAC

He was serving at RAF Binbrook 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 Istres (Les Rouquiers) New Cemetery

02 Nov

O'LEARY, CORNELIUS HERBERT  (45468) age: 41

A/Sqn Ldr

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 St John's & St Helen's Churchyard, Wroughton

02 Nov

McGIBBON, PHILIP GRAHAM  (68857) age: 60

Flt Lt

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 Exeter.  He is buried in St Augustine's Churchyard, Heanton Punchardon

07 Nov

MEARNS, ROBERT GORDON  (2350810) age: 19

AC1

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

07 Nov

STEPHEN, ROBERT ROBIN  (3046031) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Lichfield at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Wellington.  He is buried in St Cuthbert's Churchyard, Donington

08 Nov

TONKS, KENNETH GRAHAM  (180643) age: 27

A/Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Upavon at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Surrey N E.  He was cremated at Streatham Vale Crematorium

09 Nov

FOSTER, LEOPOLD  (507765) age: 45

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Sealand 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 Hawarden No.2 Cemetery

10 Nov

BRIEN, JOHN  (1902257) age: 40

LAC

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

12 Nov

SKETCH, PETER MILLER  (58725) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire FR Mk 18, TP231 of No 60 Sqn, which crashed into the jungle after control was lost during recovery from a dive bombing attack against terrorists near Serendah in Malaya.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

12 Nov

BALLARD, DENNIS GEORGE  (175915) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN633 of No 110 Sqn, which flicked onto its back and crashed into the jungle after one of the wings was torn off after hitting trees during a search for TP231.  He is buried at the near the crash site in the Rawang Jungle

12 Nov

HAYES, DONALD KENNETH  (42836) age: 30

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN633 of No 110 Sqn, which flicked onto its back and crashed into the jungle after one of the wings was torn off after hitting trees during a search for TP232.  He is buried at the near the crash site in the Rawang Jungle

12 Nov

TYSON, MAURICE  (1593450) age: 23

Sig IIA

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN633 of No 110 Sqn, which flicked onto its back and crashed into the jungle after one of the wings was torn off after hitting trees during a search for TP233.  He is buried at the near the crash site in the Rawang Jungle

12 Nov

WHITE, FRANK  (2201490) age: 25

Nav II

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN633 of No 110 Sqn, which flicked onto its back and crashed into the jungle after one of the wings was torn off after hitting trees during a search for TP234.  He is buried at the near the crash site in the Rawang Jungle

14 Nov

HORNER, FRANK JACKSON  (584943) age: 17

App Air

He was serving at RAF Cranwell 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 Norton Cemetery, Sheffield

15 Nov

KING, JOHN BROWN  (807111) age: 46

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Driffield at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Durham E.  He is buried in Southwick Cemetery, Sunderland

15 Nov

HARTSHORNE, JOHN CYRIL  (2336946) age: 20

AC1

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 Oxford.  He is buried in Botley Cemetery

17 Nov

DOWLING, FRANK  (2221594) age: 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KP223 of RAF Waterbeach, which flew into the ground and burst into flames whilst flying below the safety height on a BABS approach.  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery

17 Nov

LOUCH, PHILIP ARTHUR  (3001781) age: 22

Sig III

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KP223 of RAF Waterbeach, which flew into the ground and burst into flames whilst flying below the safety height on a BABS approach.  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery

17 Nov

TREZONA, FRANCIS IVOR  (1316810) age: 26

Plt I

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KP223 of RAF Waterbeach, which flew into the ground and burst into flames whilst flying below the safety height on a BABS approach.  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery

17 Nov

WILKINS, JOHN GRAHAM  (55636) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KP223 of RAF Waterbeach, which flew into the ground and burst into flames whilst flying below the safety height on a BABS approach.  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery

17 Nov

FINLAYSON, ROBERT RODNEY  (2607957) age: 18

Cdt Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth T Mk 2, NL978 of UAS, which collided with Tiger Moth, N6547 near Leuchars during a steep turn.  He is buried in Western Cemetery, St Andrews

18 Nov

NICHOLLS, HENRY NORMAN  (3104387) age: 19

AC1

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 Wellington.  He is buried in Kenilworth Cemetery

20 Nov

LOVE, ANGUS PEARSON  (1566226) age: 26

Nav II

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito RP Mk 34, VL620 of No 13 Sqn, which exploded in the air after being attacked by an Israeli Mustang during a reconnaissance sortie.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

20 Nov

REYNOLDS, ERIC ERNEST  (57744) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito RP Mk 34, VL620 of No 13 Sqn, which exploded in the air after being attacked by an Israeli Mustang during a reconnaissance sortie.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

20 Nov

FARRELL, KENNETH  (2292876) age: 20

Cpl

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

20 Nov

HANCHETT, SIDNEY FRANCIS  (516428) age: 33

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Great Ashfield at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Wayland.  He is buried in Norwich City Cemetery

21 Nov

MORRISON, STANLEY  (3502539) age: 20

A/Cpl

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

21 Nov

WILSON, STANLEY  (350241) age: 46

WO

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 Pancras.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery

21 Nov

ADLAM, WALTER FREDERICK  (656458) age: 30

WO

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

22 Nov

WEBBER, WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLES  (625278) age: 29

T/Sgt

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

25 Nov

AMANN, RONALD  (1109125) age: 27

WO

He was probably on the non effective establishment of RAF Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Elswick Cemetery, Newcatle upon Tyne

25 Nov

BELL, ERIC  (2278769) age: 21

Cpl

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 Blackrod Cemetery

29 Nov

GRABOWSKI, HILARY  (P0164) age: 57

T/Wg Cdr

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 Hitchen.  He is buried in St Martin's Churchyard, Knebworth

29 Nov

WHELAN, JOHN WALTER  (1390998) age: 26

LAC

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non effective and his death is registered in Ealing.  He was cremated at Mortlake Crematorium

29 Nov

MILLER, LEONARD BENJAMIN  (508019) age: 39

Flt Sgt

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Ann's Hill Cemetery, Gosport

30 Nov

PENLINGTON, ALAN  (3003607) age: 22

Plt IV

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire LF Mk 16, SL577 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which collided with another aircraft during a tail chase, he managed to bale out but his parachute failed to open.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon Churchyard

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