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Casualties - August 1950


1 Aug 50

WAREHAM, HAROLD FRANK  (1333950) age: 27

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire LF Mk 16, TE452 of No 5 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Welcombe in Devon during a practice attack.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon Churchyard

1 Aug 50

PARTINGTON, CHARLES ANTHONY  (4038854) age: 21

Off Cdt Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, EX842 of No 4 Flying Training School Sqn, which spun into the ground near Heany in Southern Rhodesia.  He is buried in Bulawayo Cemetery

1 Aug 50

PICKETT, PHILIP GEORGE  (185728) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, EX842 of No 4 Flying Training School Sqn, which spun into the ground near Heany in Southern Rhodesia.  He is buried in Bulawayo Cemetery

1 Aug 50

CHALMERS, JAMES  (4004444) age: 21

AC1

He was a member of the RAF Edzell Mountain Rescue Team and was killed when the lorry in which he travelling in, overturned at Jericho, near Glamis.  The team was returning from a two-day exercise when accident occurred.  He is buried in Riddrie Park Cemetery.

3 Aug 50

FIRMIN, CHRISTOPHER  (577392) age: 27

Plt III

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV553 of No 249 Sqn, which crashed into Morphou Bay of Cyprus after failing to pull out of a dive during a live firing practice.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

3 Aug 50

MILNE, GEORGE SIM  (4013121) age: 21

A/Cpl

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

3 Aug 50

HEPTON, ERNEST  (4026506) age: 21

AC2

He was serving at RAF Kai Tak and drowned while bathing near Hong Kong.  He is buried in Colonial Cemetery, Hong Kong.

6 Aug 50

MABEY, BRIAN LEONARD  (2453429) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF St Eval and disappeared while bathing at Mawgan Port,  his body being found floating in the sea on 8 August and recovered.  He is buried in Rollestone Churchyard.

6 Aug 50

RISDON, JOHN PATRICK  (4040672) age: 21

AC2

He was serving at RAF Kirkham and was found shot dead outside his sentry box at RAF Kirkham, having committed suicide.  He is buried in St Michael's Churchyard, Kirkham.

7 Aug 50

FERRIS, WILLIAM THOMAS  (571600) age: 29

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Aldergrove and was killed when he hit a bus whilst riding his motorcycle near Crossgar.  He is buried in Draumyard Jerretts Pass Cemetery, Newry.

7 Aug 50

GREENLAW, JOHN RUTHERFORD  (1570382) age: 45

A/Sgt

He was serving at RAF Colerne and died after being flown to Seafield Hospital, Buckie, Scotland after becoming ill.  He is buried in Allen Vale Cemetery, Aberdeen.

9 Aug 50

HUTCHINGS, ERNEST WILLIAM  (818162) age: 36

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Scampton 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 St Cathays Cemetery, Cardiff

12 Aug 50

MILTON, DEREK JOHN MALCOLM  (3122224) age: 19

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 50

MITCHELL, GORDON CLIFFORD  (4030631) age: 19

AC1

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 Andover.  He is buried in Tidworth Military Cemetery

14 Aug 50

ABREY, PETER JOHN  (58981) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire FR Mk 18, TP383 of No 28 Sqn, which collided with TP350 whilst they were both landing at Saigon airport.  He is buried in Colonial Cemetery, Hong Kong

14 Aug 50

PINNEY, GEORGE ERNEST  (45545) age: 34

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Digby at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Bristol.  He was cremated at Arno's Vale Crematorium

14 Aug 50

COSTIGAN, TERENCE  (2451135) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Heywood but was killed when he fell from a truck and fractured his skull at North Killingholme.  He is buried in Undercliffe Cemetery, Bradford.

15 Aug 50

JONES, ALAN FREDERICK  (2475137) age: 20

AC2

He was serving at RAF Bridgnorth at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Surrey N E.  He is buried in Abergavenny New Cemetery

15 Aug 50

BOWDITCH, HERBERT REGINALD  (49959) age: 46

Flt Lt

He was serving as the Adjutant at RAF Headley Court when he shot a female ward orderly woman at Wittenham Clumpos a local beauty spot before shooting himself.  A verdict of murder and suicide was returned at the double inquest at Wallingford.  He is buried in Brookwood Cemetery.

17 Aug 50

PUNTER, PETER BRIAN  (579975) age: 21

Plt IV

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, RA422 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which crashed at Carnaby after control was lost during a single engine overshoot after the dive brakes were left out.  He is buried in General Cemetery, Luton

17 Aug 50

OGDEN, JOHN LINCOLN  (569730) age: 30

Flt Sgt

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

17 Aug 50

BAKER, WILFRID  (2443627) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Welford at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Louth.  He is buried in Rippleside Cemetery, Barking

18 Aug 50

DRAPER, JOSEPH  (186722) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VZ290 of the Central Fighter Establishment which stalled in a 'S' turn at low speed whilst waiting to land at West Raynham.  He is buried in Aughton Parish Cemetery, Ormskirk

18 Aug 50

GREIG, GEOFFREY ARTHUR DOUGLAS  (568992) age: 30

WO

He was serving at RAF Swinderby 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 Candwick Old Road Cemetery, Lincoln

20 Aug 50

CARTER, EDWARD ALFRED  (2685591) age:

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 22, PK595 of No 607 Sqn, which he abandoned after becoming separated from his flight and running out of fuel in poor weather but he did not survive.  He was cremated at Newcastle (West Road) Cemetery.

21 Aug 50

JOEL, PETER CLARENCE  (41184) age: 34

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Bovingdon at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Hemel Hempstead.  He is buried in St Lawrence's Churchyard, Bovington

24 Aug 50

CARRIE, ALLAN LAIRD  (84754) age: 50

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford T Mk 1, PH311 of No 63 Grp Communication Flt which flew into high ground near Rottal whilst flying in cloud on a flight from Turnhouse.  He is buried in Dyce Churchyard

24 Aug 50

WAUGH, LISTER JOHN  (193375) age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford T Mk 1, PH311 of No 63 Grp Communication Flt which flew into high ground near Rottal whilst flying in cloud on a flight from Turnhouse.  He is buried in Nuthall Churchyard, Nottingham

25 Aug 50

CARPENTER, GEOFFREY CLARENCE  (3014864) age: 23

Nav III

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN630 of No 52 Sqn, which crashed into the jungle near Kampong Jenera in Malaya during a target marking and supply dropping sortie.  He is buried at the crash site in the Sungei Puian Valley

25 Aug 50

O'TOOLE, THOMAS  (1136259) age: 34

Sig IB

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN630 of No 52 Sqn, which crashed into the jungle near Kampong Jenera in Malaya during a target marking and supply dropping sortie.  He is buried at the crash site in the Sungei Puian Valley

25 Aug 50

TALBOT, EDWARD ROBERT  (1424297) age: 27

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN630 of No 52 Sqn, which crashed into the jungle near Kampong Jenera in Malaya during a target marking and supply dropping sortie.  He is buried at the crash site in the Sungei Puian Valley

26 Aug 50

STANTON, COLIN  (195577) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Chipmunk T Mk 10, WB609 of No 11 Refresher Flying School, which crashed at Sydenham after it stalled as it rolled out of an inverted glide and the engine failed to pick up.  He is buried in Goldthorpe Cemetery, Bolton-on-Dearne

28 Aug 50

BENFIELD, ROBERT PETER  (3011963) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT198 of No 63 Sqn, which crashed on the final approach to Waterbeach when the speed was allowed to decay to far.  He is buried in Waterbeach Cemetery

28 Aug 50

PRICE, RICHARD ROBERT  (2453067) age: 20

AC2

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 Dunfermline Cemetery

30 Aug 50

AXON, HENRY ALFRED  (3045652) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN240 of No 110 Sqn, which crashed into the South China Sea on a flight from Singapore to Saigon.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

30 Aug 50

BAXTER, ALARIC BERNARD JOHN  (59343) age: 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN240 of No 110 Sqn, which crashed into the South China Sea on a flight from Singapore to Saigon.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

30 Aug 50

BONE, ALBERT EDWARD  (4029076) age: 32

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN240 of No 110 Sqn, which crashed into the South China Sea on a flight from Singapore to Saigon.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

30 Aug 50

CATON, ARTHUR KENNETH  (4030630) age: 23

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN240 of No 110 Sqn, which crashed into the South China Sea on a flight from Singapore to Saigon.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

30 Aug 50

DEAN, VICTOR HUGH  (118427) age: 38

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN240 of No 110 Sqn, which crashed into the South China Sea on a flight from Singapore to Saigon.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

30 Aug 50

DENCH, ROBERT JOHN  (59435) age: 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN240 of No 110 Sqn, which crashed into the South China Sea on a flight from Singapore to Saigon.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

30 Aug 50

RICHARDSON, RONALD WILLIAM  (196956) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN240 of No 110 Sqn, which crashed into the South China Sea on a flight from Singapore to Saigon.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

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