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Casualties - January 1950


1 Jan 50

BIRDSEY, MICHAEL  (1921262) age: 18

AC2

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

3 Jan 50

WHEATLEY, ESME CHARLES  (1803835) age: 28

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV471 of No 3 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Arnsberg in Germany whilst flying below his briefed safety height.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

5 Jan 50

HARRIS, KENNETH JOHN ALAN  (200966) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito B Mk 35, VP199 of No 109 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on Mickle Fell in Yorkshire whilst carrying out a 'Cosmic Ray' trial.  

5 Jan 50

NYFFELER, JOHN FREDERICK  (58766) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito B Mk 35, VP199 of No 109 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on Mickle Fell in Yorkshire whilst carrying out a 'Cosmic Ray' trial.  

5 Jan 50

BURROW, CLARENCE STEPHEN  (57028) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FT376 of No 7 Flying Training School which crashed inverted after hitting trees near Normanby in Lincolnshire during a low level cross country.  He is buried in Church of England Cemetery (New Part), Preston

5 Jan 50

LYNN, WILLIAM RIVIERE  (3116944) age: 20

Plt IV

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FT376 of No 7 Flying Training School which crashed inverted after hitting trees near Normanby in Lincolnshire during a low level cross country.  He is buried in Yarrow Churchyard

5 Jan 50

WALSH, LEONARD ERIC  (4010976) age: 20

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

6 Jan 50

BLACK, ALASDAIR SETON HAMILTON  (607062) age: 20

Flt Cdt (Sgt)

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FX305 of the RAF College, which shed its wings as it recovered from a steepdive near Coleby Hall in Lincolnshire.  He is buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Cranwell

10 Jan 50

EDMONDS, GEORGE EDWARD  (573017) age: 27

Plt I

He was killed whilst flying in Prentice T Mk 1, VS287 of No 3 Flying Training School, which dived verically into the ground near Feltwell, cause unknown.  He is buried in Lowestoft Cemetery

10 Jan 50

TINGLE, JACK  (1591450) age: 24

Off Cdt Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Prentice T Mk 1, VS287 of No 3 Flying Training School, which dived verically into the ground near Feltwell, cause unknown.  He is buried in Wakefield Cemetery

12 Jan 50

HAMPTON, JOHN  (3020775) age: 23

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Hornet F Mk 3, PX351 of No 64 Sqn, which dived into the ground on the approach to Linton on Ouse, possibly due to a loss of control after flying through another aircraft's slipstream.  He is buried in All Saints Church, Newton-0n-Ouse

12 Jan 50

CUNNINGHAM, JOHN  (1671629) age: 26

Nav I

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, SW363 of No 236 OCU, which crashed into high ground and burnt out shortly after taking off from Kinloss following a fire.  He is buried in Jarrow Cemetery

12 Jan 50

GEAL, ERNEST  (615197) age: 33

Sig I

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, SW363 of No 236 OCU, which crashed into high ground and burnt out shortly after taking off from Kinloss following a fire.  He is buried in Cheadle Churchyard

12 Jan 50

HARRIS, LESLIE GEORGE  (173753) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, SW363 of No 236 OCU, which crashed into high ground and burnt out shortly after taking off from Kinloss following a fire.  He is buried in Crayford Churchyard

12 Jan 50

STEPHENS, ALFRED ENOS  (176162) age: 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, SW363 of No 236 OCU, which crashed into high ground and burnt out shortly after taking off from Kinloss following a fire.  He is buried in St Mary's Burial Ground, West Cowes

12 Jan 50

WILLIAMS, RICHARD GWYNN  (166553) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, SW363 of No 236 OCU, which crashed into high ground and burnt out shortly after taking off from Kinloss following a fire.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground

13 Jan 50

CARPENTER, JAMES ARTHUR  (200051) age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito PR Mk 34, PF624 of No 81 Sqn, which collided with RG254 over Borneo on a flight to Singapore from Labuan.  He is buried in Kuala Belait Cemetery, Borneo

13 Jan 50

WALLACE, GEORGE ROBERT  (1523032) age: 26

Nav II

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito PR Mk 34, PF624 of No 81 Sqn, which collided with RG254 over Borneo on a flight to Singapore from Labuan.  He is buried in Kuala Belait Cemetery, Borneo

13 Jan 50

HARKER, DAVID ADAMSON  (58996) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito PR Mk 34, RG254 of No 81 Sqn, which collided with PF624 over Borneo on a flight to Singapore from Labuan.  He is buried in Kuala Belait Cemetery, Borneo

13 Jan 50

POINTER, DONALD ARTHUR  (3110088) age: 20

Nav III

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito PR Mk 34, RG254 of No 81 Sqn, which collided with PF624 over Borneo on a flight to Singapore from Labuan.  He is buried in Kuala Belait Cemetery, Borneo

14 Jan 50

HENDERSON, GUY HALLAM MCLEOD  (4037701) age: 21

Cdt Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth T Mk 2, DE689 of No 4 Flying Training School Sqn, which crashed in the bush in Rhodesia after flying into power cables.  He is buried in Bulawayo Cemetery

16 Jan 50

RIORDAN, GEORGE CHARLES  (638435) age: 40

Sgt

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

17 Jan 50

McQUEEN, GEORGE REGINALD DFC  (123292) age: 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hornet F Mk 3, PX388 of No 65 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Remschied in Germany as it emerged from cloud.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

17 Jan 50

WILLIAMS, JOHN HENRY JAMES  (35318) age: 49

Wg Cdr

He was serving at RAF Medmenham but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Ryde Cemetery

17 Jan 50

PERRY, WILLIAM REGINALD  (937068) age: 28

Cpl

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 Wolverhampton.  He is buried in Essington Churchyard, Short Heath

20 Jan 50

HALL, ROBERT HOWARD  (579427) age: 23

Plt III

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire FR Mk 18, TP319 of No 60 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Malacca in Malaya, cause unknown.  He is buried in Cheras Road Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

20 Jan 50

JANICKI, JOSEF  (784848) age: 30

Plt II

He was serving at RAF Kuala Lumpur and died accidentally in Kuala Lumpur.  He is buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

20 Jan 50

BRADBURY, WILLIAM GEORGE JAMES  (562020) age: 38

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Manston and died in hospital from injuries sustained in a collision with a taxi while riding his cycle home from the station.  He is buried in St Johns Cemetery, Margate.

21 Jan 50

GOULDEN, CLIFFORD WALTER  (3114117) age: 20

AC1

He was serving at RAF Habbaniya and was found stabbed to death in Bagdad.  He is buried in British Cemetery, Habbaniya.

23 Jan 50

ALLCOCK, FREDERICK FELTON  (326839) age: 47

WO

He was serving at RAF Bishopbriggs and died in Nocton Hall Hospital following a stroke.  He is buried in St Michael Archangel Churchyard, Market Stainton.

24 Jan 50

PANNIFER, JOHN EDWARD DFC  (117400) age: 28

A/Sqn Ldr

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

27 Jan 50

MINEAR, GRENVILLE  (3115764) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Calshot but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in Treverdyn Cemetery, St Austell

27 Jan 50

KERSHAW, CHARLES  (44502) age: 49

A/Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Chigwell at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Surrey M E.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Chigwell

29 Jan 50

HAMILTON, JAMES TEMPLETON  (3115012) age: 19

LAC

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.  He is buried in Kilbirnie Cemetry

30 Jan 50

DALLAS, NEIL STEWART BRUCE  (562491) age: 38

T/Flt Sgt

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 Sheffield.  He was cremated at Sheffield Crematorium

31 Jan 50

BONOUS, JAMES FITZHERBERT PERONE  (716026) age: 30

A/Cpl

He was serving at RAF Bicester but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Bicester Cemetery

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