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Casualties -June 1949


01-Jun

BALLANTYNE, CHARLES  (4000845) age: 20

AC2

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 Truro.  He is buried in Bidder Park Cemetery, Glasgow

03-Jun

CUMMINS, ALAN STEPHENSON  (4022074) age: 19

LAC

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

04-Jun

EMUSS, RICHARD ALLAN  (1320994) age: 27

Plt I

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

06-Jun

PAVLOFF, MAXIM LUKE  (583237) age: 18

App Air

He was serving at RAF Halton or died in the RAF Hospital at Halton, his death being registered in East Glamorgan.  He is buried in Bedwas Cemetery

07-Jun

WILKIE, RICHARD JAMES  (500624) age: 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF Mk 36, RL204 of No 25 Sqn, which struck rising ground whilst carrying out a single engine overshoot during his first solo on type since returning to flying after a 4 year break.  He is buried in St Mary's Parish Churchyard, West Malling

08-Jun

BARTLEY, PETER ROBERT  (500465) age: 24

Fg Off

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV470 of No 3 Sqn, which landed heavily and crashed into a bank whilst attempting an emergency landing at Sylt due to engine problems.  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery

11-Jun

ROSS, RONALD FREDERICK  (3111675) age: 19

AC1

He died from injuries sustained when he was struck by the wing of Auster AOP Mk 6, VF638 of No 657 Sqn, which crashed out of control near Sennybridge after being caught in a downdraught during the approach.  He is buried in Merton & Morden Cemetery, Carshalton

13-Jun

WARD, JOHN GEORGE THOMAS  (612839) age: 35

Cpl

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 Holborn.  He is buried in Paul Cemetery, Penzance

13-Jun

SHEEHAN, JOHN PATRICK  (4006147) age: 22

AC1

He was serving at RAF Hednesford 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 New Cemetery, Navan

15-Jun

WRIGHT, NORMAN MONTAGUE  (2682638) age: 27

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 16, SL725 of No 601 Sqn, which collided with RW383 of the same unit during a cross over turn during a battle formation practice.  He is buried in Brookwood Cemetery

15-Jun

FORD, IVOR WILLIAM  (1320126) age: 27

Nav II

He was serving at RAF Oakington at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

16-Jun

MESSENGER, JOSEPH GEORGE DFC  (120566) age: 27

A/Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Shawbury 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

17-Jun

COUNSELL, DENNIS RAYMOND  (3026408) age: 22

Nav IV

He was killed whilst flying in Anson T Mk 20, VS502 of No 3 Air Navigation School, which crashed in open country during a cross country navigation exercise, the cause of which was unable to be ascertained.  He is buried in Gwelo Cemetery

17-Jun

ERL, PETER WILLIAM  (3110170) age: 20

Nav IV

He was killed whilst flying in Anson T Mk 20, VS502 of No 3 Air Navigation School, which crashed in open country during a cross country navigation exercise, the cause of which was unable to be ascertained.  He is buried in Gwelo Cemetery

17-Jun

STANLEY, NORMAN RALPH  (1271020) age: 26

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Anson T Mk 20, VS502 of No 3 Air Navigation School, which crashed in open country during a cross country navigation exercise, the cause of which was unable to be ascertained.  He is buried in Gwelo Cemetery

17-Jun

TAYLOR, ALEXANDER  (2220325) age: 24

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in Anson T Mk 20, VS502 of No 3 Air Navigation School, which crashed in open country during a cross country navigation exercise, the cause of which was unable to be ascertained.  He is buried in Gwelo Cemetery

20-Jun

BARNETT, COLIN  (3112502) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Castle Bromwich 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 Ynysybwl Cemetery

20-Jun

SMITH, GEORGE PIRIE  (2389862) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Turnhouse 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

23-Jun

HUTCHINGS, GERALD NORMAN  (2406416) age: 19

AC2

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

24-Jun

KELLY, JOHN  (2393023) age: 19

AC2

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 Abingdon.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Abingdon

24-Jun

GODLEY, CHARLES  (563536) age: 36

Flt Sgt

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Newton.  He is buried in Christchurch Churchyard, Padgate

26-Jun

CUFF, HAROLD GEORGE  (4022728) age: 20

AC2

He was serving at RAF Halton or died in the RAF Hospital at Halton, his death being registered in Berkhamsted in the 3rd Qtr.  He is buried in Tolpuddle Cemetery, Dorset

27-Jun

SMITH, WILLIAM  (3118651) age: 19

AC2

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

28-Jun

SKEATES, GEORGE FREDERICK  (538352) age: 30

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Aldergrove 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 Dundonald Cemetery, Belfast

29-Jun

BEDDOW, ANTHONY ROSCOE TOWNE DFC  (33556) age: 27

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire F Mk 3, VF347 of No 247 Sqn, which crashed into a house in Ipswich after stalling in a high speed turn during an air defence exercise.  He is buried in Odiham Cemetery

29-Jun

RATTRAY, KARL ANDREW  (4025718) age: 22

AC1

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

29-Jun

GIBBS, JOHN THOMAS  (4022310) age: 19

LAC

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 Bodmin.  He is buried in Alvechurch Parish Church

30-Jun

GILL, STANLEY  (4008801) age: 23

AC2

He was serving at RAF Church Lawford at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Rugby.  He is buried in Blaris Cemetery, near Lisburn

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