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Casualties - December 1949


01-Dec

MEAD, JACK DOUGLAS  (640993) age: 29

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV457 of No 26 Sqn, which collided with trees at the end of a wheels up forced landing near Haltern in Germany after running out of fuel.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

02-Dec

EVANS, KENNETH GEORGE  (2451792) age: 18

AC2

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

04-Dec

OATES, LESLIE  (2685524) age: 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 22, PK315 of No 607 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off the Northumberland coast after failing to keep station during a high level formation sortie.  

05-Dec

FUNNELL, JAMES HORACE  (1804789) age: 25

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito T Mk 3, TV961 of No 204 Advanced Flying School, which rolled onto its back and dived into the ground during an attempted overshoot on a single engine approach to Brize Norton.  He is buried in City Cemetery, Tunbridge Wells

06-Dec

O'KANE, WILLIAM PATRICK DFM  (51681) age: 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2, FT331 of the Central Flying School which flew into high ground near Little Rissington after failing to set the correct pressure setting on the altimeter in bad weather.  He is buried in City Cemetery, Londonderry

06-Dec

WRIGHT, ROLAND WILLIAM  (358473) age: 45

Flt Sgt

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in St John's Churchyard, Kidderminster

07-Dec

CLOWES, ARTHUR VICTOR DFC, DFM  (44780) age: 37

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Brampton but died from cancer of the liver in the RAF Hospital at Ely.  He is buried in Brampton Cemetery

07-Dec

ROWAN-ROBINSON, CECIL GORDON SCOTT DSO, DFC  (37892) age: 35

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VZ194 of No 33 Maintenance Unit, which flew into high ground near Marlborough in Wiltshire having made three approaches in bad weather.  He was cremated at Putney Vale Crematorium

07-Dec

MORRIS, ANTHONY PHILIP  (3105129) age: 20

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Changi at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ellesmere General Cemetery, Shropshire

09-Dec

GALLIE, JOHN OBE  (35341) age: 50

Wg Cdr

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

09-Dec

CAMPBELL, IRENE HAIG  (2802256) age: 20

ACW1

She was serving at RAF Halton or died in the RAF Hospital at Halton, her death being registered in Scotland?  He is buried in Craigton Cemetery, Glasgow

11-Dec

WEBBER, DENIS CHARLES LESLIE DFC  (116778) age: 27

Sqn Ldr

He was on an exchange posting with the RCAF and was killed whilst flying in Mitchell B Mk 2, HD341 of the AAS which crashed near Trenton, Ontario after an engine fire spread to the fuselage during a weather test.  He is buried in St Georges Cemetery, Trenton, Ontario

11-Dec

CARRICK, JOHN FRANCIS  (59619) age: 33

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF St Eval 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 Eval Churchyard

12-Dec

RIGBY, JEAN  (894963) age: 33

Plt Off

He was serving at RAF Halton but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in St Nicholas Churchyard, Feltwell

12-Dec

LITTLE, RONALD STANLEY MARTIN  (520144) age: 30

Plt I

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

13-Dec

WRIGHT, RONALD ALBERT  (2442185) age: 18

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 North Kesteven.  He is buried in Boston Parish Church

16-Dec

HEWITT, WALTER LEVI  (4002208) age: 32

AC1

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

17-Dec

LOXTON, EDWARD HENRY  (3038886) age: 22

Plt III

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire FR Mk 18, TP195 of No 60 Sqn, which crashed out of control near Kuala Lumper after emerging from cloud in heavy rain and poor visibility.  He is buried in Cheras Road Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

17-Dec

CARNEY, PATRICK JOSEPH  (51259) age: 39

Flt Lt

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

19-Dec

CANTWELL, TERENCE EDWARD  (1284644) age: 28

Plt I

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

20-Dec

GARTSHORE, ROBERT WILSON WALKER  (3120437) age: 20

AC2

He was serving at RAF Henlow 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 Airdrie Cemetery

20-Dec

CZERNY-HOLOWNIA, KAZIMIERZ  () age: 29

Nav I

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito B Mk 35, TH984 of RAF Coningsby Stn Flt, which crashed near Waddington during an overshoot, having already attempted to land four times at another airfield.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery

23-Dec

STUART, ANTHONY  (3504989) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Lords Bridge 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

23-Dec

CAMPBELL, WILLIAM  (1361441) age: 28

T/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 Stoke on Trent.  He was cremated at Carmountside Crematorium, Stoke-on-Trent

26-Dec

WARBURTON, ARTHUR  (201764) age: 38

Fg Off

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

27-Dec

ADAMS, EWART MORGAN  (145184) age: 38

Flt Lt

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 Ormskirk.  He is buried in Walton Park Cemetery, Liverpool

27-Dec

WATKINS, PETER SANDERS  (1661940) age: 25

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Kai Tak at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Colonial Cemetery, Hong Kong

28-Dec

ROSEWELL, KENNETH RUSSELL  (58990) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 24, VN305 of No 80 Sqn, which was abandoned over the sea off Hong Kong following an engine failure during a cine gun exercise.  Despite a search his body was never found.  He is commemorated at  the Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

30-Dec

CROSS, PETER WILLIAM  (579191) age: 22

Nav III

He was killed whilst flying in Brigand B Mk 1, VS839 of No 8 Sqn, which was lost without a trace off Perim Island, Aden during a night cross-country exercise.  

30-Dec

HAYES, LIONEL VINCENT  (1894918) age: 25

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in Brigand B Mk 1, VS839 of No 8 Sqn, which was lost without a trace off Perim Island, Aden during a night cross-country exercise.  

30-Dec

MASTIN, DENNIS  (3119504) age: 19

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Brigand B Mk 1, VS839 of No 8 Sqn, which was lost without a trace off Perim Island, Aden during a night cross-country exercise.  

30-Dec

SCOTT, DESMOND LIONEL  (3036637) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Brigand B Mk 1, VS839 of No 8 Sqn, which was lost without a trace off Perim Island, Aden during a night cross-country exercise.  

30-Dec

CHADWICK, JAMES  (2216188) age: 28

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, LN657 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which crashed into a wood near Swinderby whilst attempting an overshoot at the end of night cross country exercise.  He was cremated at Manchester Crematorium

30-Dec

FASSETT, PETER  (1607660) age: 25

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, LN657 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which crashed into a wood near Swinderby whilst attempting an overshoot at the end of night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Uxbridge Council Cemetery

30-Dec

OSBORNE, ALAN  (3110178) age: 19

Nav IV

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, LN657 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which crashed into a wood near Swinderby whilst attempting an overshoot at the end of night cross country exercise.  He is buried in St Germain's Churchyard, Thurlby

31-Dec

TREVOR, JOHN SIDNEY  (2406236) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Sutton Bridge 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 Hawarden Cemetery

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