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Casualties - January 1951


1 Jan 51

CORN, CHARLES NORMAN  (578394) age: 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, VZ449 of No 74 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast during a navigation exercise.  

1 Jan 51

DAY, NORMAN ERIC  (3129211) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Moreton-in-Marsh 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 was cremated at Nottingham Crematorium

5 Jan 51

HAY, EIAN HUGH  (579261) age: 23

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Finningley at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Don Valley.  He is buried in Thorne Parish Cemetery

5 Jan 51

DOWNEY, SIDNEY WILLIAM  (2434475) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Thornaby at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Manchester.  He is buried in Moss Lane Cemetery, Manchester

6 Jan 51

HOOD, THOMAS CHARLES  (2689560) age: 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, EE550 of No 615 Sqn, which rolled onto its back and dived into the ground out of formation whilst flying at 20,000ft, possibly due to oxygen starvation.  He is buried in Biggin Hill Cemetery

6 Jan 51

BROADBENT, HARRY  (56241) age: 38

Fg Off

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

6 Jan 51

RAWCLIFFE, JAMES  (203414) age: 40

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Stanmore Park at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Surrey N.  He is buried in East Sheen & Richmond Cemetery

7 Jan 51

COLLINS, DANIEL  (1910443) age: 24

AC1

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

8 Jan 51

CLARK, ARTHUR SIDNEY  (3504675) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV531 of No 26 Sqn, which crashed near Cloppenburg in Germany after control was lost in cloud.  He is buried in British Military Cemetery, Limmer, Hannover

9 Jan 51

STEELE, ARTHUR LESLIE  (1383280) age: 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest F Mk 6, NX127 of No 1689 Flt Sqn, which spun into the ground near Filton.  

9 Jan 51

CURRIE, JAMES BLAIR  (1100164) age: 34

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Harpur Hill at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Manchester.  He was cremated at Stockport Crematorium

10 Jan 51

BUNDAY, GEORGE WALTER HORACE  (115150) age: 33

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Thorney Island and died suddenly in Haslar RN Hospital, from meningitis.  He is buried in Farlington Parish Church.

11 Jan 51

HALL, KENNETH  (579330) age: 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Brigand B Mk 1, VS838 of No 45 Sqn, which crashed near Penang following an explosion in the cannon bay during a strike on targets near Ipoh.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

11 Jan 51

HAYLER, SYDNEY VINCENT  (579267) age: 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Brigand B Mk 1, VS838 of No 45 Sqn, which crashed near Penang following an explosion in the cannon bay during a strike on targets near Ipoh.  He is buried in Cheras Road Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

11 Jan 51

ROBINSON, GEORGE ALBERT  (3039204) age: 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Brigand B Mk 1, VS838 of No 45 Sqn, which crashed near Penang following an explosion in the cannon bay during a strike on targets near Ipoh.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

12 Jan 51

WHITE, DENIS FRANCIS  (157843) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 24, VN310 of No 80 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Hong Kong whilst flying in a formation in cloud after the instrumenmts had 'toppled'.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

12 Jan 51

CUNDALL, BRIAN JAMES  (4034487) age: 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire F Mk 1, VF273 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which dived into Swineside Thwaites Fell near Millom in Westmorland whilst he was supposed to be carrying out local flying near Driffield.  He is buried in Driffield Cemetery

13 Jan 51

PENNEY, BRIAN  (4042420) age: 20

Off Cdt Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth T Mk 2, T6524 of No 4 Flying Training School Sqn, which spun into the ground  near Heany shortly after taking off on his first solo.  He is buried in Bulawayo Cemetery

14 Jan 51

WEBSTER, GEORGE SYDNEY  (337473) age: 54

WO

He was serving at RAF St Athan but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Llantwit Major Cemetery

15 Jan 51

HERRIDGE, JOHN EDWIN  (167726) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito PR Mk 34, RG183 of No 58 Sqn, which crashed on a single engine approach to Benson after hitting trees.  He is buried in Benson Churchyard

17 Jan 51

HILL, SYDNEY CLARENCE  (50689) age: 43

Flt Lt

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Harrow.  He is buried in Hither Green Cemetery

19 Jan 51

DANTON, MALCOLM FREDERICK  (607009) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, VZ469 of No 43 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Leuchars whilst returning at low level from a sortie.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained.

19 Jan 51

SOBCZAK, KAZIMIERZ  (780513) age: 38

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RA712 of No 617 Sqn, which undershot a three engine approach at Binbrook, collided with two other Lincolns and burst into flames.  He is buried in St Mary with St Gabriel Churchyard, Binbrook

20 Jan 51

GULLIVER, ARNOLD NORRIS OSBORN  (3039282) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire F Mk 1, TG295 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which flew into the ground near Dishforth after emerging from cloud in a steep diving turn.  He is buried in Greenford Park Cemetery

20 Jan 51

LINDSAY, JAMES MBE  (35104) age: 52

Wg Cdr

He was serving Overseas at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He was cremated at Hannover Crematorium

20 Jan 51

WILLIAMS, DOUGLAS EVAN BRIMBLE  (908035) age: 32

LAC

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

20 Jan 51

QUARTERMAN, WILLIAM  (355236) age: 45

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Uxbridge 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 Cowley Churchyard, Uxbridge

21 Jan 51

STUART, SIDNEY SMITH  (4027513) age: 20

AC1

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

22 Jan 51

BIRCH, HERBERT RICHARD  (198276) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito B Mk 35, TA701 of No 139 Sqn, which crashed on the Wainfleet ranges whilst making a practice dive bombing attack.  He is buried in Scampton Cemetery

24 Jan 51

GREEN, LEONARD ARTHUR DFC  (187438) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FX307 of the Central Flying School which dived into the ground under full power near Pebworth in Warwickshire on emerging from cloud.  He is buried in Higher Cemetery, Exeter

24 Jan 51

JACKSON, RICHARD BRIAN DFC  (139990) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FX307 of the Central Flying School which dived into the ground under full power near Pebworth in Warwickshire on emerging from cloud.  He was cremated at Cheltenham Crematorium

25 Jan 51

McKERNAN, ARTHUR ADAIR  (3504720) age: 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VV255 of No 205 Advanced Flying School, which dived out of control from cloud near Croft whilst climbing through cloud.  He is buried in Dundonald Cemetery, Belfast

26 Jan 51

REED, DENNIS  (2486723) age: 21

AC2

He was serving at RAF Bassingbourn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Cambridge.  He is buried in Crookes Cemetery, Sheffield

26 Jan 51

MOORE, ROY HILL  (702048) age: 32

LAC

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

28 Jan 51

BAKER, RICHARD EDMUND  (1796187) age: 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, PP107 of No 205 Sqn, which was lost in mountains near Hwalein in Japan, cause unknown.  He is buried at the crash site on East Formosa Mountain

28 Jan 51

BROOKES, PETER EDWARD TERRY  (1602214) age: 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, PP107 of No 205 Sqn, which was lost in mountains near Hwalein in Japan, cause unknown.  He is buried at the crash site on East Formosa Mountain

28 Jan 51

CARPENTER, ARTHUR JOHN  (1606668) age: 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, PP107 of No 205 Sqn, which was lost in mountains near Hwalein in Japan, cause unknown.  He is buried at the crash site on East Formosa Mountain

28 Jan 51

COOPER, EDWARD ALFRED  (3504073) age: 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, PP107 of No 205 Sqn, which was lost in mountains near Hwalein in Japan, cause unknown.  He is buried at the crash site on East Formosa Mountain

28 Jan 51

CURTIS, ROBERT CHARLES  (1477461) age: 29

SAC

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, PP107 of No 205 Sqn, which was lost in mountains near Hwalein in Japan, cause unknown.  He is buried at the crash site on East Formosa Mountain

28 Jan 51

DAURIS, WILLIAM CHARLES  (3502434) age: 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, PP107 of No 205 Sqn, which was lost in mountains near Hwalein in Japan, cause unknown.  He is buried at the crash site on East Formosa Mountain

28 Jan 51

GRACIE, JAMES  (2453107) age: 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, PP107 of No 205 Sqn, which was lost in mountains near Hwalein in Japan, cause unknown.  He is buried at the crash site on East Formosa Mountain

28 Jan 51

HOBDEY, DAVID RICHMOND  (55153) age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, PP107 of No 205 Sqn, which was lost in mountains near Hwalein in Japan, cause unknown.  He is buried at the crash site on East Formosa Mountain

28 Jan 51

HODGE, ROBERT FRANCIS  (567597) age: 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, PP107 of No 205 Sqn, which was lost in mountains near Hwalein in Japan, cause unknown.  He is buried at the crash site on East Formosa Mountain

28 Jan 51

HUMPHRYS, DEREK ERNEST  (4028438) age: 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, PP107 of No 205 Sqn, which was lost in mountains near Hwalein in Japan, cause unknown.  He is buried at the crash site on East Formosa Mountain

28 Jan 51

KENT, ANTHONY JOHN  (3503570) age: 21

SAC

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, PP107 of No 205 Sqn, which was lost in mountains near Hwalein in Japan, cause unknown.  He is buried at the crash site on East Formosa Mountain

28 Jan 51

McALLISTER, PATRICK CHRISTOPHER  (4008769) age: 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, PP107 of No 205 Sqn, which was lost in mountains near Hwalein in Japan, cause unknown.  He is buried at the crash site on East Formosa Mountain

28 Jan 51

OLLEY, JAMES STANLEY  (4010962) age: 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, PP107 of No 205 Sqn, which was lost in mountains near Hwalein in Japan, cause unknown.  He is buried at the crash site on East Formosa Mountain

28 Jan 51

THOMPSON, WILLIAM  (1570600) age: 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, PP107 of No 205 Sqn, which was lost in mountains near Hwalein in Japan, cause unknown.  He is buried at the crash site on East Formosa Mountain

29 Jan 51

FALLACE, CHARLES THOMAS  (45099) age: 44

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Stanmore Park and died from influenza, his death being registered in Harrow.  He is buried in Harrow Weald Cemetery.

31 Jan 51

WILLIAMS, RALPH CHARLES DFC  (145345) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying F-86A, 49-1136 of the 3200th PTG, which crashed two miles NE of Niceville, Florida as the result of an engine failure.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained.

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