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Casualties - June 1950


4 Jun 50

POWER, PATRICK AUGUSTINE  (535656) age: 35

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained when Meteor T Mk 7, WA615 of No 504 Sqn, struck him at RAF Wymeswold.  He is buried in Ballyglass Cemetery

5 Jun 50

MITCHELL, ROBERT MORRISON  (511054) age: 40

WO

He was serving at RAF Bletchley at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Nottingham.  He was cremated at Wilford Hill Crematorium, West Bridgford

6 Jun 50

WARWICK, HENRY BROWN  (1311443) age: 30

LAC

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Annandale Cemetery, Dumfriesshire

7 Jun 50

WILKIE, ALEXANDER FOWLIS  (4013725) age: 21

AC2

He was serving at RAF Wunstorf and drowned in a swimming accident.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover.

8 Jun 50

WILLIAMS, DAVID THOMAS ROY  (591829) age: 28

Sgt

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Martley.  He was cremated at Cheltenham Crematorium

11 Jun 50

LOWTHIAN, PETER CLARK  (2688089) age: 25

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 22, PK322 of No 611 Sqn, which collided with another aircraft of the same unit during a formation practice flight.  He was cremated at Anfield Crematorium

11 Jun 50

WEIR, JAMES FERGUSON  (4034901) age: 19

AC2

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 Chippenham.  He is buried in Auld Aisle Cemetery, Kirkintilloch

12 Jun 50

TIDD, GORDON CARYL OBE  (31196) age: 40

Wg Cdr

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

13 Jun 50

FERGUSON, GEOFFREY FRANCIS  (4010434) age: 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire PR Mk 19, PM618 of No 541 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Forres out of cloud, possibly after becoming disorientated.  

14 Jun 50

KINGTON, KENNETH ROYSTON  (4037267) age: 19

Sig IV

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, PG417 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which crashed into high ground in poor weather during an approach to Swinderby.  He is buried in Astwood Road Cemetery, Worcester

14 Jun 50

MERRIMAN, JACK WILLIAM  (4031736) age: 20

Plt IV

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, PG417 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which crashed into high ground in poor weather during an approach to Swinderby.  He is buried in Sandiacre Churchyard

16 Jun 50

BROWNE, JOSEPH KEVIN  (202524) age: 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax Met Mk 6, RG843 of No 202 Sqn, which flew into high ground on the Isle of Achill in fog on its return from a meteorological recce sortie over the Atlantic.  He is buried in Burnley Cemetery

16 Jun 50

GILMARTIN, MARTIN  (1301540) age: 29

Gnr I

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax Met Mk 6, RG843 of No 202 Sqn, which flew into high ground on the Isle of Achill in fog on its return from a meteorological recce sortie over the Atlantic.  He is buried in St Catherine's Churchyard, Killead

16 Jun 50

HOPGOOD, ERNEST GEORGE  (148796) age: 32

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax Met Mk 6, RG843 of No 202 Sqn, which flew into high ground on the Isle of Achill in fog on its return from a meteorological recce sortie over the Atlantic.  He was cremated at Glyntaff Crematorium, Pontypridd

16 Jun 50

HORSLEY, MICHAEL WILLIAM  (58139) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax Met Mk 6, RG843 of No 202 Sqn, which flew into high ground on the Isle of Achill in fog on its return from a meteorological recce sortie over the Atlantic.  He is buried in St Catherine's Churchyard, Killead

16 Jun 50

LISTER, JAMES CHARLES  (2445745) age: 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax Met Mk 6, RG843 of No 202 Sqn, which flew into high ground on the Isle of Achill in fog on its return from a meteorological recce sortie over the Atlantic.  He is buried in East Cemetery, Darlington

16 Jun 50

McKENNA, BERNARD FRANCIS DE SALES  (647848) age: 32

Sig I

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax Met Mk 6, RG843 of No 202 Sqn, which flew into high ground on the Isle of Achill in fog on its return from a meteorological recce sortie over the Atlantic.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Nivan

16 Jun 50

ROGAN, CORNELIUS JOSEPH  (578378) age: 25

Sig I

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax Met Mk 6, RG843 of No 202 Sqn, which flew into high ground on the Isle of Achill in fog on its return from a meteorological recce sortie over the Atlantic.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Larne

16 Jun 50

SHAW, HAROLD  (1512607) age: 29

Eng I

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax Met Mk 6, RG843 of No 202 Sqn, which flew into high ground on the Isle of Achill in fog on its return from a meteorological recce sortie over the Atlantic.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Kilham

16 Jun 50

TOWNEND, CYRIL  (4026790) age: 22

AC1

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

16 Jun 50

BROOKES, RAYMOND LESLIE  (3108222) age: 20

Off Cdt Plt

He was serving at RAF South Cerney and died at Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford from injuries sustained when his motorcycle crashed into a telegraph pole on the Foss Way near Moreton-in-Marsh.  He is buried in Rowley Regis Cemetery, Birmingham.

20 Jun 50

RITCHIE, IAN  (4033118) age: 23

AC1

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

23 Jun 50

COULSON, THOMAS WILLIAM OATES  (3507196) age: 18

AC2

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

24 Jun 50

BUGLASS, JAMES ARMOUR  (2685583) age: 23

Plt III

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 22, PK394 of No 607 Sqn, which dived into the sea off Blyth.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

26 Jun 50

COOMBER, DAVID ANDREW  (1605623) age: 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter TT Mk 10, RD851 of No 34 Sqn, which crashed near Colchester whilst attempting an emergency landing following an engine failure.  He is buried in North Sheen Cemetery, Fulham

26 Jun 50

RAYMOND, JAMES  (1901304) age: 27

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter TT Mk 10, RD851 of No 34 Sqn, which crashed near Colchester whilst attempting an emergency landing following an engine failure.  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery

27 Jun 50

WOOD, ERIC  (2398395) age: 20

AC2

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

29 Jun 50

CRAPP, EDWARD CLIFFORD ROBERTS  (570759) age: 30

T/Sgt

He was serving at RAF Dishforth at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in St Austell.  He is buried in Lanteglos-by-Fowey Cemetery

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