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Casualties - October 1950


1 Oct 50

BETHELL, HUGH WILLIAM JOHN  (2432074) age: 22

Plt IV

He was killed whilst flying in Percival Proctor 3, G-AMAL which flew into high ground near Peebles on a flight from Brough to Edinburgh whilst flying his own aircraft.  He is buried in Rise Parish Church.

2 Oct 50

TAYLOR, MICHAEL  (4033459) age: 19

A/Cpl

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

7 Oct 50

JARVIS, GEOFFREY WILLIAM  (582232) age: 22

LAC

He was serving at RAF Benson and was killed when his motor cycle was in a collision with a 'motor horse-box' at Poulton, near Cirencester.  He was cremated at Pontypridd Crematorium.

8 Oct 50

ASKEY, HENRY  (568648) age: 31

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Benson at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Oxford.  He is buried in Thornaby-on-Tees Cemetery

9 Oct 50

CHURCHILL, EDWARD BRIAN  (123246) age: 32

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Swordfish III, NR933 of the ATDU which ditched off the Scilly Isles on a flight from Gosport, carrying an experimental torpedo.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

9 Oct 50

OKELY, FRANCIS THEODORE  (59763) age: 38

Flt Lt

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 Battersea.  He was cremated at Streatham Park Crematorium

9 Oct 50

HERD, REGINALD  (1140523) age: 40

Sgt

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

10 Oct 50

MICKLEM, NATHANIEL HENRY STERLING  (3125605) age: 19

Off Cdt Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Prentice T Mk 1, VS367 of No 6 Flying Training School which spun into the ground at low level at Levedale in Staffordshire.  He is buried in Chertsey Cemetery

12 Oct 50

MEFFAN, BERNARD REGINALD  (2434782) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Kenley 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 was cremated at Streatham Crematorium

12 Oct 50

SMITH, DONALD WILLIAM  (2442126) age: 20

AC2

and was accidentally shot by another airmen at the guardroom at the RAF radar sub-station at Salthouse, near Sherringham.  He is buried in City Cemetery, Sheffield.

13 Oct 50

HARRIS, ARTHUR  (4027684) age: 23

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet TT Mk 1, JN555 of No 224 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Algeciras following an engine failure.  He is buried in North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar

13 Oct 50

McAFEE, DENIS  (607022) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VZ300 of the Central Gunnery School which spun into the ground at Skipsea from a tight turn during an attack on a ground attack on the range.  He is buried in St Catherine's Churchyard, Leconfield.

14 Oct 50

CHIPPERFIELD, EDWARD WILLIAM GEORGE  (2680026) age: 30

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 3, EE290 of No 500 Sqn, which collided with EE283 near Thorney Island but crashed after hitting a submerged object whilst attempting to ditch.  He was cremated at Croydon Crematorium

14 Oct 50

DOUGALL, PETER ALISTAIR MACKINTOSH  (2265147) age: 26

Off Cdt Nav

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP320 of No 2 Air Navigation School Sqn, which collided with a Mosquito of the Royal Belgian Air Force and dived into the sea of Reculver in Kent.  He is buried in Ingleby Churchyard, Northallerton

14 Oct 50

GOODFELLOW, ARTHUR GORDON  (1332137) age: 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP320 of No 2 Air Navigation School Sqn, which collided with a Mosquito of the Royal Belgian Air Force and dived into the sea of Reculver in Kent.  He is buried in Crystal Palace District Cemetery, Beckenham

14 Oct 50

MARSHALL, ALAN FREDERICK GEORGE  (2433661) age: 19

Nav IV

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP320 of No 2 Air Navigation School Sqn, which collided with a Mosquito of the Royal Belgian Air Force and dived into the sea of Reculver in Kent.  He is buried in Camberwell New Cemetery

14 Oct 50

STANLEY, RONALD GEORGE  (1866189) age: 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP320 of No 2 Air Navigation School Sqn, which collided with a Mosquito of the Royal Belgian Air Force and dived into the sea of Reculver in Kent.  He is buried in Crosby Corporation Cemetery, Scunthorpe

14 Oct 50

WORBOYS, ALLEN  (1675461) age: 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP320 of No 2 Air Navigation School Sqn, which collided with a Mosquito of the Royal Belgian Air Force and dived into the sea of Reculver in Kent.  He is buried in Lawnswood Cemetery, Leeds

14 Oct 50

MOH' D YUSOF BIN AHMAD, X X X X  (734718) age: 25

AC1

He was serving Overseas at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ipoh Road Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

14 Oct 50

ROSS, JOHN  (4035243) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Kuala Lumpur and died in a motor vehicle accident.  He is buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

15 Oct 50

BAMBOROUGH, JOHN ALFRED  (4036135) age: 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, LP846 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which collided with each other over Swinderby.  He is buried in St Germain's Churchyard, Thurlby

15 Oct 50

ANDERSON, RALPH HAWARDEN  (53073) age: 32

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, LP846 or RP388 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which collided with each other over Swinderby.  He is buried in Putney Vale Cemetery

15 Oct 50

GARRICK, DAVID  (4038414) age: 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, LP846 or RP388 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which collided with each other over Swinderby.  He was cremated at Cottingley Hall Crematorium, Leeds

15 Oct 50

JACK, PETER JOHN  (4037212) age:

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, LP846 or RP388 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which collided with each other over Swinderby.  He is buried in St Germain's Churchyard, Thurlby

15 Oct 50

SMITH, PAUL JAMES  (2318639) age: 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, LP846 or RP388 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which collided with each other over Swinderby.  He is buried in St Peter & St Paul Cemetery, Crosby, Liverpool

15 Oct 50

TURNER, ERNEST TREVOR  (3504779) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, LP846 or RP388 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which collided with each other over Swinderby.  He was cremated at Cottingley Hall Crematorium, Leeds

15 Oct 50

WILLIAMS, PETER CONRAD EARYS  (205088) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, LP846 or RP388 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which collided with each other over Swinderby.  He is buried in St Germain's Churchyard, Thurlby

15 Oct 50

BRANDON, JOHN PETER LEONARD  (4030421) age: 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP388 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which collided with LP846 of the same unit over Swinderby.  He is buried in Wellesbourne Mountford Parish Churchyard

15 Oct 50

BINNIE, MARGARET  (482866) age: 29

LACW

She was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as her death was registered in Aylesbury.  She is buried in Halton Cemetery

17 Oct 50

WILLIS, REGINALD MARSHALL  (574707) age: 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire  F Mk 1, VF308 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which spun into the ground at Kirkburn near Driffield after colliding with VF270 during a formation flight.  He is buried in Ferryhill Cemetery

17 Oct 50

CRAWFORD, IAIN MAIN  (3123698) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire F Mk 1, VF270 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which spun into the ground at Kirkburn near Driffield after colliding with VF308 during a formation flight.  He is buried in Rutherglen Cemetery

18 Oct 50

JACKSON, GRANVILLE FITZARTHUR  (724394) age: 36

LAC

He was probably being held on the establishment of RAF Innsworth whilst ill or being treated in hospital, his death possibly occurring in Jamaica?.  He is buried in Up Park Camp Cemetery, Kingston, Jamaica

19 Oct 50

BURNAN, ROY  (2479041) age: 21

AC2

He was serving at RAF Church Fenton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Leeds.  He is buried in Manston Churchyard, Leeds

20 Oct 50

O'CONNOR, ARTHUR ALOYSIUS  (38064) age: 42

A/Gp Capt

He was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Plessington Priory, Blackburn

22 Oct 50

MCGEOWN, BERNARD  (4029884) age: 29

AC1

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

22 Oct 50

COWLING, JOHN  (4032680) age: 19 AC1 He was serving at RAF Takoradi and was accidently drowned at Takoridi.  He is buried in Takoradi Military Cemetery.

27 Oct 50

BASSETT, ALAN MORGAN  (2600214) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VZ348 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which spun into the ground near Cottam whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Bishop Wearmouth Cemetery

28 Oct 50

RUSSELL, TREVOR RONALD  (2445394) age: 19

AC2

He was either serving at RAF Halton or died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Robin Hood Cemetery, Birmingham

30 Oct 50

MARKS, BRIAN ROY DFC, AFC  (162953) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WA673 of the Central Flying School which broke up in the air over Salperton in Gloucestershire.  He was cremated at Cheltenham Crematorium

30 Oct 50

MORRIS, FRANCIS EDWARD  (163797) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WA673 of the Central Flying School which broke up in the air over Salperton in Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Great Rissington Cemetery

30 Oct 50

FORD, EDWARD  (2413483) age: 20

AC1

He was serving at RAF Acaster Malbis at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Buckrose.  He was cremated at Darlington Crematorium

31 Oct 50

LORD, JOSEPH  (2494094) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Padgate and was found dead in a washhouse at the station.  He is buried in Rochdale Cemetery.

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