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Casualties - September 1949


02-Sep

MORGAN, ARTHUR JOHN MITTON  (185128) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT247 of No 222 Sqn, which crashed near Thorney Island whilst executing a roll during an aerobatic display practice.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Llanfair Caereinon

04-Sep

MORRIS, CHRISTOPHER JOHN  (2371840) age: 20

LAC

He was serving at RAF Bushy Park at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Leeds.  He was cremated at Lawnswood Crematorium, Leeds

05-Sep

LEETHAM, JOHN BRIDGE  (86638) age: 29

A/Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire FR Mk 16, TP335 of No 28 Sqn, which disappeared without a trace during a formation flight from Seletar to Kai Tak.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

07-Sep

ARMSTRONG, JAMES HEDLEY  (2217116) age: 25

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN536 of No 52 Sqn, which hit trees as it attempted to climb out of a valley during a low level search sortie.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

07-Sep

DANTON, GILBERT HENRY WILLIAM  (1399450) age: 26

Nav II

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN536 of No 52 Sqn, which hit trees as it attempted to climb out of a valley during a low level search sortie.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

07-Sep

FORD, JOHN ROBERT  (166995) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN536 of No 52 Sqn, which hit trees as it attempted to climb out of a valley during a low level search sortie.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

07-Sep

STROBEL, BOGDAN  (704461) age: 33

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest FB Mk 6, NX248 of No 213 Sqn, which flick rolled into the ground whilst recovering from air-to-ground firing pass on the Abu Sultan Range.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

11-Sep

MACKINTOSH, DONALD GRANT  (3502192) age: 21

LAC

He was serving at RAF Gibraltar at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar

11-Sep

ROBINSON, ARTHUR RAYMOND HAROLD  (1316114) age: 27

Sig II

He was serving at RAF Gibraltar at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Courtvelle Cemetery, Pontllanfraith

14-Sep

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 crashed at Ankara Itinesgut whilst attempting to regain the airfield following an engine failure on take off.  He is buried in Church of Sacred Heart, Wimbledon

14-Sep

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 crashed at Ankara Itinesgut whilst attempting to regain the airfield following an engine failure on take off.  He is buried in Crimean Cemetery, Istanbul

14-Sep

MAUDE, SIMON NAPIER LESLIE OBE, DFC and Bar  (37865) age: 32

A/Wg Cdr

He was serving at the British Embassy Ankara and was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, ? of Turkish Air Force, which crashed at Ankara Itinesgut whilst attempting to regain the airfield following an engine failure on take off.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

14-Sep

WHITWORTH, SYDNEY  (538328) age: 38

Sgt

He was serving at the British Embassy Ankara and was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, ? of Turkish Air Force, which crashed at Ankara Itinesgut whilst attempting to regain the airfield following an engine failure on take off.  He is buried in Crimean Cemetery, Istanbul

14-Sep

HOLENDER, SYLWIN  (709068) age: 23

AC1

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

16-Sep

PRICE, REGINALD BRASINGTON  (1339581) age: 27

Plt I

He was killed whilst flying in Master T Mk 2, DL981 of the Central Gunnery School which flew into high ground near Hebden Bridge whilst flying in cloud when it should have been flying under VFR.  He is buried in East Mosely Cemetery

16-Sep

ROWE, SYDNEY INMAN  (58062) age: 32

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Master T Mk 2, DL981 of the Central Gunnery School which flew into high ground near Hebden Bridge whilst flying in cloud when it should have been flying under VFR.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

17-Sep

HARTLEY, FRANK  (1115803) age: 31

Plt I

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2, FS735 of No 3 Flying Training School, which spun into the ground near Upwood whilst carrying out a practise for a Battle of Britain display.  He is buried in Bury Cemetery, Huntingdon

17-Sep

HOOPER, DENNIS TERENCE  (1890478) age: 24

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2, FS735 of No 3 Flying Training School, which spun into the ground near Upwood whilst carrying out a practise for a Battle of Britain display.  He is buried in Islington Cemetery, Ramsey, Huntingdonshire

17-Sep

MAJOR, KENNETH ALBERT DFC  (47262) age: 35

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Saro A1, TG267 of the MAEE which dived into sea and broke up off Felixstowe whilst practicing an aerobatic display routine.  He was cremated at Ipswich Crematorium

17-Sep

CHAPMAN, HENRY  (1068593) age: 29

Sig I

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, NC430 of No 2 Air Navigation School Sqn, which crashed at Middleton St George during a low level parachute dropping display when the parachute disturbed the airflow over the tail surfaces.  He is buried in Princess Road Cemetery, Seaham

17-Sep

HALL, DONALD  (3053074) age: 22

Nav IV

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, NC430 of No 2 Air Navigation School Sqn, which crashed at Middleton St George during a low level parachute dropping display when the parachute disturbed the airflow over the tail surfaces.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery

17-Sep

MACPHERSON, JOHN HENRY ALASTAIR  (196703) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, NC430 of No 2 Air Navigation School Sqn, which crashed at Middleton St George during a low level parachute dropping display when the parachute disturbed the airflow over the tail surfaces.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery

17-Sep

MUNDAY, RONALD ARTHUR  (1379811) age: 27

Nav IV

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, NC430 of No 2 Air Navigation School Sqn, which crashed at Middleton St George during a low level parachute dropping display when the parachute disturbed the airflow over the tail surfaces.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery

17-Sep

TATHAM, HERBERT BARRETT DFC  (54439) age: 36

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, NC430 of No 2 Air Navigation School Sqn, which crashed at Middleton St George during a low level parachute dropping display when the parachute disturbed the airflow over the tail surfaces.  He is buried in Redcar Lane Cemetery

17-Sep

WILSON, ROBERT VIVIAN  (55666) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, NC430 of No 2 Air Navigation School Sqn, which crashed at Middleton St George during a low level parachute dropping display when the parachute disturbed the airflow over the tail surfaces.  He is buried in Redcar Lane Cemetery

19-Sep

SMITH, THOMAS  (2413398) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Stafford 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 New Cemetery, Whitley Bay

20-Sep

BLACK, LESLIE  (1649691) age: 25

Sgt

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Don Valley.  He is buried in Adwick Cemetery, Alwick-le-Street

21-Sep

LINDLEY, GEORGE ERIC  (2358312) age: 20

AC1

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 Doncaster.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

21-Sep

GREEN, GEORGE ALBERT  (4021266) age: 22

LAC

He was serving at RAF Lichfield 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 is buried in Farndon Cemetery, Newark

21-Sep

HEWITT, ALBERT  (2414395) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Lichfield 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 is buried in Longton Cemetery, Stoke on Trent

22-Sep

BAWTREE-WILLIAMS, JOHN GARTH  (2357853) age: 21

AC2

He was serving at RAF Boscombe Down at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Frome.  He was cremated at Arnos Vale Crematorium

22-Sep

MOLES, KENNETH JOHN  (3204212) age: 23

LAC

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

22-Sep

BURROWS, NORMAN EDGAR GEORGE  (2263430) age: 21

A/Cpl

He was serving at RAF West Raynham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Norwich.  He is buried in Yelverton Churchyard

22-Sep

TERRIS, WILLIAM  (48189) age: 39

Flt Lt

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Sunderland.  He was cremated at Westgate Road Crematorium, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

23-Sep

SMART, EDITH MARY  (2465) age: 41

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Sutton Coldfield at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Marylebone.  He is buried in Melcombe Regis Cemetery, nr Weymouth

24-Sep

MULLIN, CORNELIUS  (1001710) age: 43

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Cheadle Hulme 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 Wilmslow Cemetery

24-Sep

FREEMAN, NORMAN  (3001943) age: 23

Plt III

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV228 of No 16 Sqn, which crashed in a flat spin near Rekke in Germany following an explosion in the engine during a sortie to the ranges.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

25-Sep

HURWORTH, EDWARD JOHN  (203053) age: 35

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in BAC Glider VII, VW915 of No 168 GS, which dived into the ground from 50 ft sfter the right wing stalled during a winch launch.  He is buried in Detling Churchyard

26-Sep

BISHOP, IAN PRIOR DFC  (45492) age: 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hasting C Mk 1, TG499 of the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment which collided with RF407 of the same unit over Slaythorpe in Nottinghamshire during Exercise 'Bulldog'.  He is buried in Durrington Cemetery, Worthing

26-Sep

EVANS, PHILIP GORDON DFC  (41914) age: 31

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Hasting C Mk 1, TG499 of the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment which dived into the ground after the starboard tailplanme and elevator was damaged by the detachable 'paratechnicon' it was carrying broke away.  He is buried in Durrington Cemetery, Worthing

26-Sep

HODGE, RAYMOND  (57935) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hasting C Mk 1, TG499 of the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment which dived into the ground after the starboard tailplanme and elevator was damaged by the detachable 'paratechnicon' it was carrying broke away.  He was cremated at West Road Crematorium, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

26-Sep

DAGGER, JAMES WILLIAM  (1624899) age: 25

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RE374 of No 57 Sqn, which collided with RF407 of the same unit over Slaythorpe in Nottinghamshire during Exercise 'Bulldog'.  He is buried in St John's Church, Lytham

26-Sep

HUGHES, FREDERICK  (3038304) age: 23

Nav III

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RE374 of No 57 Sqn, which collided with RF407 of the same unit over Slaythorpe in Nottinghamshire during Exercise 'Bulldog'.  He is buried in Yeovil Cemetery

26-Sep

SABIN, JAMES DFC, DFM  (14780086) age: 27

Eng IA

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RE374 of No 57 Sqn, which collided with RF407 of the same unit over Slaythorpe in Nottinghamshire during Exercise 'Bulldog'.  He is buried in Brind Parish Cemetery

26-Sep

TESTER, ERNEST FRANK  (3032638) age: 23

Gnr II

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RE374 of No 57 Sqn, which collided with RF407 of the same unit over Slaythorpe in Nottinghamshire during Exercise 'Bulldog'.  He is buried in St Michael's Churchyard, Waddington

26-Sep

TURNER, PATRICK  (1814790) age: 25

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RE374 of No 57 Sqn, which collided with RF407 of the same unit over Slaythorpe in Nottinghamshire during Exercise 'Bulldog'.  He is buried in St Michael's Churchyard, Waddington

26-Sep

WILSON, STANLEY  (1814791) age: 24

Gnr I

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RE374 of No 57 Sqn, which collided with RF407 of the same unit over Slaythorpe in Nottinghamshire during Exercise 'Bulldog'.  He is buried in Welwyn Garden City Cemetery

26-Sep

WONNACOTT, RAYMOND CHARLES  (1852928) age: 24

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RE374 of No 57 Sqn, which collided with RF407 of the same unit over Slaythorpe in Nottinghamshire during Exercise 'Bulldog'.  He is buried in Kings Nympton Cemetery

26-Sep

KIRBY, CHARLES DENIS  (3040156) age: 23

Eng II

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RF407 of No 61 Sqn, which collided with RE374 of the same unit over Slaythorpe in Nottinghamshire during Exercise 'Bulldog'.  He is buried in Aldborough Cemetery

26-Sep

MITCHELL, ALBERT HENRY JAMES  (1893377) age: 24

Nav II

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RF407 of No 61 Sqn, which collided with RE374 of the same unit over Slaythorpe in Nottinghamshire during Exercise 'Bulldog'.  He is buried in St Michael's Churchyard, Waddington

26-Sep

PATTULLO, PHILIP EDWARD  (3012194) age: 23

Gnr II

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RF407 of No 61 Sqn, which collided with RE374 of the same unit over Slaythorpe in Nottinghamshire during Exercise 'Bulldog'.  He is buried in St Michael's Churchyard, Waddington

26-Sep

RICHARDSON, HENRY  (539482) age: 29

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RF407 of No 61 Sqn, which collided with RE374 of the same unit over Slaythorpe in Nottinghamshire during Exercise 'Bulldog'.  He is buried in Grantham Cemetery

26-Sep

SHORTHOUSE, JOHN  (157179) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RF407 of No 61 Sqn, which collided with RE374 of the same unit over Slaythorpe in Nottinghamshire during Exercise 'Bulldog'.  He is buried in St Kenelm's Church, Clent

26-Sep

SIMPSON, JOHN EDWIN CONWAY  (1076981) age: 28

Sig I

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RF407 of No 61 Sqn, which collided with RE374 of the same unit over Slaythorpe in Nottinghamshire during Exercise 'Bulldog'.  He is buried in St Michael's Churchyard, Waddington

26-Sep

TALBOT, EDWARD CHARLES  (4015088) age: 24

Gnr II

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RF407 of No 61 Sqn, which collided with RE374 of the same unit over Slaythorpe in Nottinghamshire during Exercise 'Bulldog'.  He is buried in St Michael's Churchyard, Waddington

28-Sep

MORGAN, HADYN GILMORE  (2386197) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Waddington 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 Oysternmouth Cemetery

29-Sep

BOND, WILLIAM  (845135) age: 45

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Wattisham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Sudbury in the 4th Qtr?.  He is buried in Abney Park Cemetery

30-Sep

IWANOWSKI, STANISLAW  (794450) age: 33

Plt I

He was a member of No 20 Sqn and was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth T Mk 2, R5211 of RAF Acklington Stn Flt, which dived into the ground from the top of a loop near Llanbedr whilst conducting unauthorised aerobatics during an authorised cross country flight#.  He is buried in Southern Cemetery, Manchester

30-Sep

WARR, ROBERT BOLTON  (195338) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was a Staff pilot and was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth T Mk 2, R5211 of RAF Acklington Stn Flt, which dived into the ground from the top of a loop near Llanbedr whilst conducting unauthorised aerobatics during an authorised cross country flight#.  He is buried in Llanfairyneubwll Churchyard

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