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Casualties - February 1949


01-Feb

PARSONS, JOHN WILLIAM  (1626026) age: 25

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Anson T Mk 20, VS526 of No 46 Group Communications Flt Sqn, which flew into a hill in Uganda whilst off track after misjudging the required rate of climb.  He is buried in Mbale Cemetery, Uganda

01-Feb

STAGG, PETER ALFRED  (1604651) age: 24

Nav II

He was killed whilst flying in Anson T Mk 20, VS526 of No 46 Group Communications Flt Sqn, which flew into a hill in Uganda whilst off track after misjudging the required rate of climb.  He is buried in Mbale Cemetery, Uganda

03-Feb

CRISP, ANTHONY BIRCH  (2360031) age: 19

Plt IV

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2, FT363 of No 3 Flying Training School, which was abandoned after colliding with the formation leader near Marham but he failed to open his parachute.  He was cremated at Reading Crematorium

03-Feb

BENNETT, THOMAS  (513611) age: 37

Sgt

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in .  He is buried in St Martin's Churchyard, Beverley

03-Feb

JOHNSON, ALBERT  (2349673) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Oakington but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in Thorne Parish Cemetery

04-Feb

BELCHER, IVAN GEOFFREY  (2374773) age: 19

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF Mk 36, RL143 of No 264 Sqn, which struck the sea and broke up after failing to recover from a dive during an air-to-sea gunnery exercise.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

04-Feb

COX, KEITH DOUGLAS  (3002038) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF Mk 36, RL143 of No 264 Sqn, which struck the sea and broke up after failing to recover from a dive during an air-to-sea gunnery exercise.  He is buried in Watford Cemetery

05-Feb

MANNING, KENNETH JAMES  (579561) age: 21

Flt Cdt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2, KF443 of the RAF College, which crashed near Navenby in Lincolnshire after stalling on recovery from a number of spins.  He is buried in St Andrew's Churchyard, Cranwell

05-Feb

MARVIN, ANTHONY JOHN PADMORE  (124771) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2, KF443 of the RAF College, which crashed near Navenby in Lincolnshire after stalling on recovery from a number of spins.  He is buried in St Andrew's Churchyard, Cranwell

06-Feb

BOWYER, WARD MOREHOUSE  (1393849) age: 29

Plt II

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

07-Feb

GREENWOOD, JOHN RUSSELL  (2342728) age: 20

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 Halifax.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

07-Feb

GOLDSMITH, WILLIAM GEORGE  (2300740) age: 21

AC2

He was serving at RAF Skipton-on-Swale at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Chatham.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

09-Feb

BARKER, THOMAS IAN  (58301) age: 22

Fg Off

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 New Christian Cemetery, Khartoum

09-Feb

JONES, ROBERT GWYNNE  (525021) age: 34

Sgt

He was serving at RAF St Athan 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 Llethr Ddu Cemetery, Porth

10-Feb

SMITH, STANLEY AUSTIN  (772526) age: 28

AC1

He was serving at RAF Medmenham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Wycombe.  He is buried in Medmenham Parish Churchyard

11-Feb

BEREY, MICHAEL FRANCIS JEROME  (1807627) age: 24

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter TF Mk 10, RD858 of No 45 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Butterworth whilst practicing single engine landings.  He is buried in Western Road Cemetery, Panang

11-Feb

HARRIS, LESLIE ANDRE  (1606799) age: 24

Nav II

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter TF Mk 10, RD858 of No 45 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Butterworth whilst practicing single engine landings.  He is buried in Western Road Cemetery, Panang

11-Feb

ELLIS, FREDERICK  (512947) age: 37

Flt Sgt

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 New Forest.  He was cremated at South Stoneham Crematorium, Southampton

12-Feb

METCALFE, PETER  (3013523) age: 22

Nav III

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito PR Mk 34, PF623 of No 81 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Tengah whilst practicing single engine landings when the active engine also failed.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

12-Feb

PRICE, KENNETH ERNEST VICTOR  (57553) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito PR Mk 34, PF623 of No 81 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Tengah whilst practicing single engine landings when the active engine also failed.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

12-Feb

DAVIES, EDWARD PARKER  (537040) age: 30

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Stoke Heath at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Wellington.  He was cremated at Stockport Crematorium

13-Feb

JEFFREY, KENNETH ROLAND  (2686064) age: 24

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 22, PK617 of No 608 Sqn, which struck the ground and crashed near Commondale in Yorkshire whilst carrying out unauthorised low flying and aerobatics during his first solo on type.  He was cremated at Darlington Crematorium

13-Feb

GRACE, ROBERT NORMAN  (1037516) age: 44

LAC

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

13-Feb

HAZELL, FREDERICK JAMES  (2245095) age: 24

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 Staple Barton Cemetery

13-Feb

HILLARY, GORDON  (4001487) age: 20

AC2

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 Crosby.  He is buried in Garden of Rest, Thornton, Liverpool

14-Feb

KIRBY, WILLIAM BERT  (1605819) age: 24

Nav II

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF Mk 36, RL249 of No 23 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking off from Coltishall on a night gunnery exercise.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

15-Feb

DAVIES, JOHN ALWYN  (1626093) age: 24

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire F Mk 3, VT865 of No 72 Sqn, which crashed at Winchfield in Hampshire after control was lost in cloud whilst making a tight turn following a high speed run and a steep climb across the airfield.  He is buried in Southall New Cemetery

16-Feb

COWLING, LAWRENCE JAMES  (1587855) age: 25

Plt I

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 16, SL614 of No 20 Sqn, which collided with RW385 of the same unit during a dummy attack on a Harvard.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

17-Feb

FARMER, CYRIL  (2373251) age: 19

AC2

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

19-Feb

MACKISON, JOHN SNEDDON  (4032092) age: 18

Cdt Nav

He was killed whilst flying in Anson T Mk 21, VV243 of No 2 Air Navigation School Sqn, which collided with BEA DC-3, G-AHCW near Coventry.  He is buried in Alloa Cemetery

19-Feb

RUSH, ANTHONY ROLAND  (117008) age: 28

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Anson T Mk 21, VV243 of No 2 Air Navigation School Sqn, which collided with BEA DC-3, G-AHCW near Coventry.  He is buried in St Mary's Cemetery, Temple Balsall

19-Feb

SUWALA, KAZIMIERZ  (704338) age: 29

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Anson T Mk 21, VV243 of No 2 Air Navigation School Sqn, which collided with BEA DC-3, G-AHCW near Coventry.  He is buried in Morden Cemetery

19-Feb

TILLION, GEORGE CHARLES  (1299001) age: 26

Sig IB

He was killed whilst flying in Anson T Mk 21, VV243 of No 2 Air Navigation School Sqn, which collided with BEA DC-3, G-AHCW near Coventry.  He is buried in Marlow Cemetery

19-Feb

FLEMING, WILLIAM JAMES MCMILLAN  (2391378) age: 18

AC2

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

21-Feb

HENSBY, RONALD FREDERICK  (1624378) age: 24

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, RS645 of No 204 Advanced Flying School, which crashed near Rye in a flat spin during a night navigation exercise, no apparent reason could be found.  He is buried in Nordelph Churchyard

21-Feb

VINNICOMBE, WILLIAM HENRY  (3046028) age: 19

Nav IV

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, RS645 of No 204 Advanced Flying School, which crashed near Rye in a flat spin during a night navigation exercise, no apparent reason could be found.  He is buried in Ashcombe Churchyard

21-Feb

COUSINS, DOUGLAS PETER  (3046062) age: 20

Plt IV

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2, EX388 of No 4 Flying Training School Sqn, which crashed after hitting trees whilst flying below his briefed height during a low level cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Bulawayo Cemetery

23-Feb

VICKERS, SIDNEY RICHARD  (590124) age: 37

WO

He was serving at RAF High Wycombe but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Staple Cemetery, Canterbury

24-Feb

HOLLAND, ALFRED MONTAGUE  (180455) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter TF Mk 10, RD780 of No 34 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking off from Horsham St Faith after a fire broke out in the cockpit heater due to inadequate maintenance procedures.  He is buried in Longsight Cemetery, Manchester

24-Feb

WARD, STANLEY  (2335754) age: 20

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 Sutton in Ashfield Cemetery

24-Feb

SAMPSON, ARTHUR OLIVER TOM  (363722) age: 42

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Stoke Heath at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Midhurst in the 4th Qtr.  He was cremated at Oxford Crematorium

26-Feb

CARR, JOSEPH  (106939) age: 44

Flt Lt

He was serving somewhere in the UK but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Reading Cemetery

28-Feb

FOREST, GORDON EDWARD THOMAS  (1609431) age: 24

Plt III

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT140 of No 1 Sqn, which struck the sea off the Sussex coast whilst firing at a sea target.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

28-Feb

JOHNSTON, HAROLD PARKER  (75084) age: 49

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 is buried in Hillfoot Cemetery, Glasgow

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