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Casualties - February 1950


2 Feb 50

WALKER, COLIN JOHN  (2238689) age: 20

Plt III

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VW788 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which stalled in a steep turn and crashed near Burton Agnes as it prepared to land at Driffield.  He is buried in Driffield Cemetery

6 Feb 50

EDWARDS, BRIAN HENRY  (2410435) age: 19

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, VL726 of No 4 Sqn, which flicked and crashed near Fassberg as it pulled out of a vertical dive.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

6 Feb 50

SHEPHERD, HOWARD COLEMAN  (3035104) age: 23

Plt III

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, VL726 of No 4 Sqn, which flicked and crashed near Fassberg as it pulled out of a vertical dive.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

7 Feb 50

DAVIES, ALEC STANLEY  (1318391) age: 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Prentice T Mk 1, VS370 of No 6 Flying Training School which collided with a Harvard near Ternhill during night circuit training.  He was cremated at Stoke on Trent Crematorium

7 Feb 50

HARREX, SIDNEY HARRY  (4035671) age: 23

Off Cdt Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Prentice T Mk 1, VS370 of No 6 Flying Training School which collided with a Harvard near Ternhill during night circuit training.  He is buried in Moreton Say Cemetery, Market Drayton

8 Feb 50

POWELL, JAMES EDWARD  (658518) age: 29

Plt I

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter TT Mk 10, RD778 of No 34 Sqn, which hit a tree and dived into the ground after control was lost on a single engine approach to Coltishall.  He is buried in Abbey Cemetery, Redditch

10 Feb 50

WATSON, RONALD  (3040517) age: 24

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest FB Mk 6, NX252 of No 249 Sqn, which crashed near Deversoir as it attempted to regain the airfield after white smoke began to be emitted on take off.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

12 Feb 50

CLARE, BERNARD  (2392311) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Binbrook and died when the lorry he was travelling in skidded and overturned at the foot of Swinhope Hill on the main road to Grimsby.  He is buried in Manchester Cemetery.

13 Feb 50

BRIGHTMORE, ERIC  (3116606) age: 20

LAC

He was serving at RAF Upper Heyford and was killed when his motor cycle was in collision with a car near Denby.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained.

14 Feb 50

SUTCLIFFE, KENNETH  (1192198) age: 27

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire FR Mk 18, TP424 of No 28 Sqn, which flew into high ground on Lantau Island whilst flying in fog.  He is buried in Colonial Cemetery, Hong Kong

15 Feb 50

MULLER-ROWLAND, JOHN STUART ROWLAND  (103497) age: 28

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in DH 108, VW120 of the RAE, which disintegrated on the air over Bow Brickhill .  He is buried in St Mary's Church, Horsell, Woking.

22 Feb 50

MASTERSON, EDWARD PETER  (3504780) age: 18

Plt IV

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF999 of No 3 Flying Training School, which crashed near Feltwell after he passed out during a training sortie at low level.  He is buried in Cheshire Cemetery

22 Feb 50

WELLS, ALFRED OWEN  (59632) age: 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF999 of No 3 Flying Training School, which crashed near Feltwell after the pupil passed out during a training sortie at low level.  He is buried in St Nicholas Churchyard, Feltwell

22 Feb 50

HEPWORTH, HAROLD  (1269229) age: 41

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Welford but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge (38).  He is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Acot

23 Feb 50

POLLARD, TOM  (1117856) age: 30

LAC

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Chorley in the 3rd Qtr.  He is buried in Field of Remembrance, CHORLTON CUM HARDY

24 Feb 50

BLUNDEN, KENNETH CLEMENT  (3216278) age: 23

Cpl

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

24 Feb 50

PAIN, DEREK SYDNEY DFC, AFC  (39110) age: 32

A/Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in B-45C, 48-0006  of Wright Patterson AFB, which exploded and crashed near the base during a test flight.  

27 Feb 50

FIRMIN, LEWIS VICTOR  (579253) age: 22

Plt III

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 24, PK716 of No 80 Sqn, which broke up after hitting the sea during a practice attack near Hong Kong.  He is buried in Colonial Cemetery, Hong Kong

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