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Casualties - August 1949


05-Aug

BUSBY, REGINALD WALTER  (2363341) age: 20

AC1

He was killed when he was struck by the propeller of Wellington T Mk 10, NA848 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, whilst he was placing the wheel chocks in position.  He is buried in Eastcote Lane Cemetery, South Harrow

07-Aug

BOWEN, KENNETH JOHN  (1661609) age: 27

LAC

He was serving at RAF Seletar and was lost at sea.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

08-Aug

NISBET, ROBERT  (2391690) age: 19

AC2

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

09-Aug

BAIN, LESLIE ANDREW  (2255047) age: 23

Nav II

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN336 of the Aden Communication Flt which flew into high ground as it letdown to land at Salalah.  He is buried at the crash site

09-Aug

EVANS, NORMAN TOM  (46348) age: 33

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN336 of the Aden Communication Flt which flew into high ground as it letdown to land at Salalah.  He is buried at the crash site

09-Aug

FORWARD, DESMOND  (41167) age: 32

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN336 of the Aden Communication Flt which flew into high ground as it letdown to land at Salalah.  He is buried at the crash site

09-Aug

GIBSON, JAMES JOHN  (990941) age: 28

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN336 of the Aden Communication Flt which flew into high ground as it letdown to land at Salalah.  He is buried at the crash site

09-Aug

HINTON, DONALD ROY  (193509) age: 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN336 of the Aden Communication Flt which flew into high ground as it letdown to land at Salalah.  He is buried at the crash site

09-Aug

HOWDEN, DENNIS  (577450) age: 26

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN336 of the Aden Communication Flt which flew into high ground as it letdown to land at Salalah.  He is buried at the crash site

09-Aug

PEARCE, JACK ARTHUR  (1334998) age: 28

Sig I

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN336 of the Aden Communication Flt which flew into high ground as it letdown to land at Salalah.  He is buried at the crash site

09-Aug

PRIOR, RONALD ARTHUR  (1656548) age: 26

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN336 of the Aden Communication Flt which flew into high ground as it letdown to land at Salalah.  He is buried at the crash site

10-Aug

DIGGORY, ROY FREDERICK ROBERT  (145616) age: 38

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN336 of the Aden Communication Flt which flew into high ground as it letdown to land at Salalah.  He is buried at the crash site

11-Aug

PARKER, WILLIAM ALBERT HARDING  (1152982) age: 42

Sgt

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.  He was cremated at Enfield Crematorium

12-Aug

SKINNER, SYDNEY ALBERT  (4013099) age: 33

AC2

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

12-Aug

SIMPSON, JOHN WILLIAM CHARLES  (37642) age: 36

Wg Cdr

He was serving at RAF Wig Bay 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 St Andrew's Churchyard, Tangmere

14-Aug

BARTHOLOMEW, GILBERT  (24019) age: 45

A/A/Cdre

He was serving at the British Embassy Ankara and was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, ? of Turkish Air Force, which .  He is buried in Church of Sacred Heart, Wimbledon

14-Aug

BURNAND, LEWIS GEORGE OBE, DFC  (37847) age: 36

Wg Cdr

He was serving at the British Embassy Ankara and was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, ? of Turkish Air Force, which .  He is buried in Crimean Cemetery, Istanbul

15-Aug

ROBINSON, THOMAS  (185302) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hornet F Mk 3, PX363 of No 41 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Church Fenton whilst executing a loop during a rehearsal for an aerobatic display.  He is buried in Saltwell Cemetery, Gateshead

15-Aug

BOYENS, LESLIE GORDON  (917003) age: 30

Eng I

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet TT Mk 1, NR482 of No 48 Maintenance Unit Sqn, which spun into the ground near Corwen possibly as a result of the pilot suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.  He is buried in St Deiniol Churchyard, Hawarden

15-Aug

REYNOLDS, DAVID RALPH  (573337) age: 28

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet TT Mk 1, NR482 of No 48 Maintenance Unit Sqn, which spun into the ground near Corwen possibly as a result of the pilot suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.  He is buried in St Deiniol Churchyard, Hawarden

15-Aug

ANDERSON, GEORGE WILLIAM  (69910) age: 49

A/Sqn Ldr

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Barnstaple.  He was cremated at South Stoneham Crematorium, Southampton

18-Aug

McFARLANE, ANDREW JAMES LAWRENCE  (3003383) age: 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 16, TE340 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which crashed near Tibenham after brushing the tops of trees whilst flying below his designated safety height.  He is buried in Kirkley Cemetery, Lowestoft

18-Aug

FISHER, JOHN FREDERICK AUGUSTINE  (199172) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF West Raynham but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Chiswick

20-Aug

BRAGG, RONALD  (2404257) age: 19

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 Leeds.  He is buried in Lawnswood Cemetery, Leeds

23-Aug

SEEKINGS, EDWARD GEORGE  (629325) age: 28

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito PR Mk 34, PF671 of No 58 Sqn, which dived into the ground and burst into flames whilst attempting an emergency single engined landing at Benson following an engine failure.  He is buried in Edmonton Cemetery

23-Aug

STUBBS, JAMES RICHARD  (1257409) age: 27

Gnr IIB

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito PR Mk 34, PF671 of No 58 Sqn, which dived into the ground and burst into flames whilst attempting an emergency single engined landing at Benson following an engine failure.  He is buried in St Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Kensal Green

23-Aug

PICKERING, WILLIAM RHODES  (500641) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire FR Mk 24, PK723 of No 80 Sqn, which stalled and dived into the ground on the approach to Kai Tak during his first solo on this mark of Spitfire.  He is buried in Colonial Cemetery, Hong Kong

23-Aug

DAVIES, GEORGE  (552895) age: 27

Sig I

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, NB115 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which crashed into woods near Swinderby during a third overshoot at night.  He is buried in Michael Churchyard, Eskley

23-Aug

HURST, JOHN ALBERT  (621970) age: 29

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, NB115 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which crashed into woods near Swinderby during a third overshoot at night.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

23-Aug

STUBBS, CECIL RONALD  (58804) age: 50

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Halton but his death was possibly registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Halton

23-Aug

TECKOE, DESMOND WILLIAM  (2425877) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Weeton and was found drowned in the swimming baths at Lytham after a group of 40 airmen from the station had attended it.  He is buried in Uplands Cemetery, Handsworth.

25-Aug

MARSON, DONALD FREDERICK  (2415063) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF El Firdan at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Moascar Garrison Cemetery

26-Aug

HACON, ROY FRANK  (4013267) age: 20

AC2

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

26-Aug

HARVEY, ANDREW  (545711) age: 33

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Kinloss at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Wallingford.  He is buried in St County Cairns Cemetery

27-Aug

COOMBS, RAYMOND WALTER  (1609972) age: 26

Eng II

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 Berlin Airlift?.  He is buried in British Military Cemetery, Limmer

27-Aug

PURVIS, JOHN TREVOR  (1806110) age: 26

Cpl

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

28-Aug

KACIR, ONDREJ  (788970) age: 37

AC2

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

28-Aug

NEWTON, ROY KENDRICK  (2407944) age: 22

AC2

He was serving at RAF Spitalgate but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

29-Aug

CLYMO, RICHARD HARRY  () age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VZ114 of No 2 FP which failed to recover from a steep dive near Chorley in Lancashire during a ferry flight.  He is buried in Illogan Cemetery, Redruth

30-Aug

FULKER, ALBERT ALEXANDER  (1444449) age: 27

Nav I

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito B Mk 35, TK625 of No 14 Sqn, which flew into the side of a valley shortly after take off from Wahn in bad weather having failed to climb to the correct safety height.  He is buried in Zollstock Military Cemetery, Cologne

30-Aug

LEWIS, EDWARD GLYN  (55434) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito B Mk 35, TK625 of No 14 Sqn, which flew into the side of a valley shortly after take off from Wahn in bad weather having failed to climb to the correct safety height.  He is buried in Zollstock Military Cemetery, Cologne

31-Aug

PRYOR, ANNE  (2160537) age: 22

A/Cpl

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

31-Aug

BUTLER, GEORGE CHARLES  (326082) age: 47

WO

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

31-Aug

TYSON, ALAN ROBERT  (3500207) age: 21

A/Cpl

He was serving at RAF White Waltham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Maidenhead.  He is buried in Plumstead Cemetery, Woolwich

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