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Casualties - November 1949


02-Nov

RAMSAY, JOHN BLYTH  (4011498) age: 23

AC1

He was serving at RAF Handforth 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 Hawthorn Den Cemetery, Rosewell, Mid-lothian

03-Nov

CHAPMAN, CYRIL JAMES  (3050674) age: 23

Gnr IIB

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster B Mk 1, TW908 of No 148 Sqn, which collided with Mosquito, RL116 of No 29 Sqn during a practice night interception off Selsey Bill.  

03-Nov

CLARKE, ERIC GEORGE  (952163) age: 27

Sig I

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster B Mk 1, TW908 of No 148 Sqn, which collided with Mosquito, RL116 of No 29 Sqn during a practice night interception off Selsey Bill.  

03-Nov

MASON, SYDNEY ARTHUR  (1595799) age: 24

Gnr IIB

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster B Mk 1, TW908 of No 148 Sqn, which collided with Mosquito, RL116 of No 29 Sqn during a practice night interception off Selsey Bill.  

03-Nov

McCALL, DONALD MCUSBIE  (3065235) age: 23

Nav III

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster B Mk 1, TW908 of No 148 Sqn, which collided with Mosquito, RL116 of No 29 Sqn during a practice night interception off Selsey Bill.  

03-Nov

MELDRUM, WILLIAM  (3021210) age: 23

Nav II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster B Mk 1, TW908 of No 148 Sqn, which collided with Mosquito, RL116 of No 29 Sqn during a practice night interception off Selsey Bill.  

03-Nov

OLDHAM, JACK  (176665) age: 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster B Mk 1, TW908 of No 148 Sqn, which collided with Mosquito, RL116 of No 29 Sqn during a practice night interception off Selsey Bill.  

03-Nov

STEPHENS, LYNDON HAROLD  (1652959) age: 27

Eng II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster B Mk 1, TW908 of No 148 Sqn, which collided with Mosquito, RL116 of No 29 Sqn during a practice night interception off Selsey Bill.  

03-Nov

DALGETY, EUAN CAMPBELL  (194442) age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF Mk 36, RL116 of No 29 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, TW908 of No 148 Sqn during a practice night interception off Selsey Bill.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

03-Nov

MILLER, ALFRED LAWRENCE  (58143) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF Mk 36, RL116 of No 29 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, TW908 of No 148 Sqn during a practice night interception off Selsey Bill.  He is buried in Cheltenham Cemetery

03-Nov

ROBERTSON, FRANK QUARRIER  (84368) age: 43

Sqn Ldr

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

03-Nov

KESTON, GERALD JOHN  (4019139) age: 20

AC2

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

05-Nov

BOURKE, VINCENT PATRICK  (4005717) age: 24

A/Cpl

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

06-Nov

TWYMAN, CHARLES REGINALD  (584463) age: 17

App Air

He was either serving at RAF Halton or died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in New Churchyard, Churchdown

06-Nov

WHEELER, ERIC DONALD  (182459) age: 38

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Pershore but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in North Cemetery, Bournemouth

07-Nov

COLEMAN, REGINALD WALTER  (771995) age: 26

Plt I

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2, KF437 of No 2 Flying Training School, which crashed near Cricklade in Wiltshire whilst carrying out unauthorised aerobatics.  He is buried in All Hallows Churchyard, South Cerney

07-Nov

HOSE, PETER THORN  (1808456) age: 26

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2, KF437 of No 2 Flying Training School, which crashed near Cricklade in Wiltshire whilst carrying out unauthorised aerobatics.  He is buried in Willesden Cemetery

09-Nov

LOUDON, MICHAEL JOHN DESILVA  (3045840) age: 21

Plt III

He was serving at RAF Digby at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in North Kesteven.  He is buried in Holy Cross Churchyard, Scopwick

10-Nov

WILLIAMS, DENNIS REGINALD  (3116875) age: 19

AC2

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 Gainsborough.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

13-Nov

WILLIAMS, ERIC C  () age:

Cdt Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Kirby Cadet TX Mk 1, RA895 of No 162 GS Sqn, which spun into the ground whilst executing a high 'hop' and gentle 'S' turn.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

13-Nov

JAMES, RONALD WYNFORD  (4031080) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Waterbeach 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 is buried in Egwyls-Wen Parich Church, Denbigh

15-Nov

REES, PETER CURTIS  (1654289) age: 25

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, VW448 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which crashed at Kirkburn after hitting a Drerm lighting pole shortly after taking off for an asymmetric and circuit flying sortie.  He is buried in Barry Cemetery

16-Nov

WAREHAM, MICHAEL PERCY DFC  (85269) age: 31

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Firefly F Mk 1, DV133 of the HMS Fulmer which spun into the ground during a stall demonstration.  He is buried in Hemel Hempstead Cemetery

19-Nov

LYNN, JACK  (2419684) age: 20

AC2

He was serving at RAF Pucklechurch but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Garden of Peace, Lawnswood

20-Nov

BIRRELL, DAVID MURRAY  (151449) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, NJ176 of No 88 Sqn, which crashed on a night take off from Seletar during a thunderstorm.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

20-Nov

CALTHORPE, WILLIAM  (4007097) age: 28

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, NJ176 of No 88 Sqn, which crashed on a night take off from Seletar during a thunderstorm.  He is buried in Pasir Panjang Cemetery, Singapore

20-Nov

DONALDSON, DONALD WILLIAM  (576067) age: 26

Eng IIA

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, NJ176 of No 88 Sqn, which crashed on a night take off from Seletar during a thunderstorm.  He is buried in Pasir Panjang Cemetery, Singapore

20-Nov

EATON, JOHN EDWIN  (4003724) age: 20

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, NJ176 of No 88 Sqn, which crashed on a night take off from Seletar during a thunderstorm.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

20-Nov

SMITH, WILFRED SYDNEY JAMES  (2278789) age: 21

A/Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, NJ176 of No 88 Sqn, which crashed on a night take off from Seletar during a thunderstorm.  He is buried in Pasir Panjang Cemetery, Singapore

21-Nov

WALSER, DESMOND FREDERICK  (1866008) age: 24

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT320 of No 257 Sqn, which failed to recover from a diving 'attack' on a Army convoy near East Wretham .  He is buried in Old Catton Churchyard

21-Nov

NOBLE, JAMES TAYLOR  (510038) age: 39

T/WO

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 Broomhill Cemetery, Keith, Banff

22-Nov

CLARKE, RALPH VICTOR FRANCIS  (759291) age: 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito B Mk 35, VP193 of No 231 OCU, which crashed into trees shortly after taking off from Coningsby.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery

22-Nov

O'DELL, IVAN ALAN LESLIE  (58320) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito B Mk 35, VP193 of No 231 OCU, which crashed into trees shortly after taking off from Coningsby.  He is buried in Hollybrook Cemetery, Southampton

22-Nov

TILLEY, VERNON FRANK  (2429450) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Coltishall 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 Golders Green Crematorium

23-Nov

MURFITT, COLIN  (184816) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT124 of No 245 Sqn, which collided with Proctor, NP239 whilst flying in hazy conditions near Wymondham.  He was cremated at Sheffield Crematorium

23-Nov

SMITH, DONALD  (3110036) age: 22

Plt III

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, VW476 of No 226 OCU Sqn, which stalled off a turn on the approach to land at Shepherds Grove.  He is buried in South Benfleet Churchyard

23-Nov

CHEW, ALAN HARRY  (3045966) age: 20

Sig IV

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor T Mk 4, NP239 of No 4 RS Sqn, which was hit by Meteor, VT124 whilst flying in hazy conditions near Wymondham.  He is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Swanton Morley

23-Nov

DAVIES, ALFRED BICKERTON  (1620841) age: 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor T Mk 4, NP239 of No 4 RS Sqn, which was hit by Meteor, VT124 whilst flying in hazy conditions near Wymondham.  He is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Swanton Morley

23-Nov

HART, JOHN  (4028688) age: 21

AC2

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 Westminster.  He is buried in Dalton Parish Churchyard

25-Nov

LANCEY, ARTHUR VENNING  (1607384) age: 25

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT238 of No 43 Sqn, which flew into trees during a controlled descent through cloud as a result of being incorrectly positioned for the descent.  He is buried in Bitterne Churchyard, Southampton

25-Nov

JEFFERIES, RONALD SAMUEL  (3046103) age: 20

Plt III

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT276 of No 43 Sqn, which flew into trees during a controlled descent through cloud as a result of being incorrectly positioned for the descent.  He was cremated at Honor Oak Crematorium

26-Nov

SMITH, LAURENCE SYDNEY RAIKES  (2237930) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter TF Mk 10, RD866 of No 45 Sqn, which crashed in an attempted emergency landing in a clearing following an engine failure during an attack on terrorist positions.  He is buried in Cheras Road Cemetery, Kuala Lumper.

26-Nov

TOWNER, DOUGLAS AUBREY  (634963) age: 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter TF Mk 10, RD866 of No 45 Sqn, which crashed in an attempted emergency landing in a clearing following an engine failure during an attack on terrorist positions.  He is buried in Cheras Road Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

28-Nov

BALSHAW, EDWIN  (2417281) age: 19

AC2

He was either serving at RAF Uxbridge at the time of his death or died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He is buried in Bebbington Cemetery, Birkenhead

28-Nov

McNULTY, ROBERT JOSEPH  (4006184) age: 22

A/Cpl

He was probably killed when Valetta C Mk 1, VW160 of No 204 Sqn, swung on take off from Deversoir following an engine failure and crashed into the mobile D/F station.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

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