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Casualties - March 1949


01-Mar

HARRIS, GORDON ERNEST  (3501484) age: 20

AC2

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

01-Mar

COY, JOHN LAWRENCE  (940982) age: 27

Sgt

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

01-Mar

FORD, ROBERT EDGAR  (1236823) age: 25

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Anson T Mk 1, NK380 of School of Air Traffic Control, which collided with EG251 of the same unit during an ATC exercise.  He is buried in Watchfield Military Cemetery

01-Mar

RYBARCZYK, FRANCISER DFM  (793176) age: 33

Plt I

He was killed whilst flying in Anson T Mk 1, EG251 of School of Air Traffic Control, which collided with NK380 ot the same unit during an ATC exercise.  He is buried in Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester

03-Mar

FRITH, GEOFFREY SYDNEY  (2347622) age: 20

AC1

He was serving at RAF Winterberg at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

05-Mar

CICHOSZEWSKI, MAKSYMILIAN  (782796) age: 31

Plt I

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax Met Mk 6, RG850 of No 224 Sqn, which dived into the ground and burst into flames whilst attempting an overshoot at Gibraltar following a engine failure on the approach.  He is buried in North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar

05-Mar

EVANS, GRAHAM  (3005267) age: 23

Nav II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax Met Mk 6, RG850 of No 224 Sqn, which dived into the ground and burst into flames whilst attempting an overshoot at Gibraltar following a engine failure on the approach.  He is buried in North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar

05-Mar

LAKER, DENNIS HENRY  (1580000) age: 26

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax Met Mk 6, RG850 of No 224 Sqn, which dived into the ground and burst into flames whilst attempting an overshoot at Gibraltar following a engine failure on the approach.  He is buried in North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar

05-Mar

RADFORD, ROBERT GEORGE HENRY  (578329) age: 24

Eng II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax Met Mk 6, RG850 of No 224 Sqn, which dived into the ground and burst into flames whilst attempting an overshoot at Gibraltar following a engine failure on the approach.  He is buried in North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar

05-Mar

WEATERTON, JAMES STEWART  (1338022) age: 33

Plt I

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax Met Mk 6, RG850 of No 224 Sqn, which dived into the ground and burst into flames whilst attempting an overshoot at Gibraltar following a engine failure on the approach.  He is buried in North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar

05-Mar

COOPER, THOMAS BRUCE OBE, DFC  (5180) age: 40

Gp Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, RA382 of the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment which crashed in a high speed dive near Salisbury during a weather check and a test flight to test stick force 'g' factors.  He is buried in Durrington Cemetery, Worthing

05-Mar

HOUSTON, EDWARD SCOTT  (1907618) age: 22

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 N Ireland?.  He is buried in Muckamore Cemetery, County Antrim

05-Mar

EVANS, ERIC LESLIE  (2400220) age: 18

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 Scotland?.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

06-Mar

MEARS, JOHN MORTON  (141873) age: 27

Fg Off

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 22, PK614 of No 603 Sqn, when he attempted to take off again having swung off the runway on landing, however he was unable to achieve lift off speed on the wet grass and crashed intro a field off the end of the runway.  He was cremated at Warriston Crematorium, Edinburgh

06-Mar

BRADLEY, DENNIS  (2415130) age: 18

AC2

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

07-Mar

CLEMENTS, RONALD ARTHUR  (1898426) age: 23

Plt IV

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 24, VN306 of No 80 Sqn, when struck the ground during a shallow dive whilst taking part in a formation flying and aerobatic sortie.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

08-Mar

BIRKS, MICHAEL BRENTON  (3046060) age: 20

Plt IV

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito T Mk 3, RR298 of No 204 Advanced Flying School, which was abandoned near Huggate on the Yorkshire Wolds after control was lost  following a loud bang during an air test.  He failed get out of the aircraft in time.  He is buried in Driffield Cemetery

10-Mar

KOMAREWICZ, JAN  (783310) age: 36

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Dunholme Lodge but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Halton

10-Mar

FRASER, ALEXANDER MACGILLIVRAY  (3503178) age: 19

AC1

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

11-Mar

PERCIVAL, CHRISTOPHER ROBIN  (3002538) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest F Mk 2, PR793 of No 26 Sqn, which dived into the Ems-Weser Canal after control was lost during a climb in cloud.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

15-Mar

GREEN, ERIC  (330347) age: 47

Flt Sgt

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

16-Mar

JACKS, THOMAS MILLWARD  (572252) age: 28

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire F Mk 3, VT798 of the Central Flying School which spun into the ground in a flat spin for no apparent reason.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

16-Mar

JOHNSON, DENNIS  (2345897) age: 20

AC1

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 in the 2nd Qtr.  He is buried in Warrington Road. Cemetery, Ince in Makerfield

17-Mar

DARBY, OWEN  (568555) age: 29

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Upper Heyford at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Ploughley in the 2nd Qtr.  He is buried in Upper Heyford Cemetery

18-Mar

CLARKE, EDWARD JAMES  (572231) age: 28

Eng IIA

He was serving at RAF Shawbury at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

19-Mar

GRAHAM, ROBERT VICTOR  (3503090) age: 19

AC2

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

22-Mar

PENNY, ALAN AFC  (552860) age: 26

M Sig

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KJ970 of RAF Oakington, which crashed near Lubeck whilst attempting a BABS approach.  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery

22-Mar

QUINN, MEL JOSEPH RAAF  () age:

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KJ970 of RAF Oakington, which crashed near Lubeck whilst attempting a BABS approach.  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery

22-Mar

REEVES, KENNETH ARTHUR  (59342) age: 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KJ970 of RAF Oakington, which crashed near Lubeck whilst attempting a BABS approach.  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery

23-Mar

STAVES, ARTHUR EDWIN  (3041522) age: 23

Plt III

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest FB Mk 6, NX228 of No 8 Sqn, which flick rolled and dived into the sea off Aden on recovery from a diving attack during a rocket firing exercise.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery

24-Mar

KNIGHT, EDWARD CHARLES  (509244) age: 40

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Thorney Island but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Bognor & Berted Cemetery

25-Mar

PIGRUM, KENNETH HENRY  (3039303) age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 16, TE190 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which dived into the sea after recovering from his first practice dive bombing attack near Chivenor.  He is buried in Barkingside Cemetery

25-Mar

CORANI, RICHARD SIDNEY  (536965) age: 30

Cpl

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

26-Mar

POWELL, STANLEY LEWIS  (562586) age: 36

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Ouston at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Newcastle upon Tyne.  He is buried in Milton Road Cemetery, Portsea, Portsmouth

27-Mar

BENSON, DEREK ALFRED  (124322) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 22, PK372 of No 615 Sqn, which dived out of cloud during a weather check flight and crashed into a house at Leaves Green, Kent.  He is buried in Keston Parish Churchyard

27-Mar

CURRIE, DONALD OLIVER  (4014932) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Colerne at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Essex SW in the 3rd Qtr.  He is buried in Suttons Cemetery, Southend-on-Sea

29-Mar

APPLETON, JAMES RONALD  (39773) age: 38

A/Wg Cdr

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

31-Mar

CAWTHORNE, GRACE  (2063067) age: 29

A/Cpl

She was serving at RAF Uxbridge at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however her death was registered in Scotland?.  Details of her burial have not been ascertained

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