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Casualties - April 1951


1 Apr 51

BRAND, ANTHONY GERARD QUINTON  (163747) age: 26

Flt Lt

Possibly the son of Sir Christopher Brand, he was killed whilst flying in Oxford T Mk 1, NM510 of the Washington Conversion Unit, which overturned and crashed into a hut at RAF Marham after striking the ground.  He is buried in Caterham Cemetery

1 Apr 51

MOFFETT, JAMES  (4009477) age: 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford T Mk 1, NM510 of the Washington Conversion Unit, which overturned and crashed into a hut at RAF Marham after striking the ground.  He is buried in Mount Noddy Cemetery, East Grinstead

1 Apr 51

REGAN, WILLIAM  (2420958) age: 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford T Mk 1, NM510 of the Washington Conversion Unit, which overturned and crashed into a hut at RAF Marham after striking the ground.  He is buried in Tower hamlets Cemetery

1 Apr 51

WRIGHT, GEORGE WILLIAM  (4020223) age: 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford T Mk 1, NM510 of the Washington Conversion Unit, which overturned and crashed into a hut at RAF Marham after striking the ground.  He is buried in Greatham Church Cemetery, Billingham

2 Apr 51

BARBER, WILLIAM MALCOLM  (4023822) age: 22

SAC

He was serving at RAF Rufforth at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Bulmer.  He is buried in Marske Road Cemetery, Saltburn

5 Apr 51

MacMULLEN, ROBIN TENNENT  (607117) age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, WA371 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which spun into the ground near Cottam whilst practicing stall turns.  He is buried in Driffield Cemetery.

5 Apr 51

BOUCHER, WILLIAM BARKER  (536937) age: 32

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Henlow at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Biggleswade.  He is buried in Henlow Village Churchyard

7 Apr 51

PARKER, ANTHONY JOHN WILLIAM  (2500001) age: 18

AC2

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

7 Apr 51

GUILFORD, DEREK GERALD  (4026721) age: 21

SAC

He was serving at RAF St Athan at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Edmonton.  He is buried in Islington Cemetery

7 Apr 51

JONES, HAROLD EDWARD  (3121432) age: 20

AC2

He was serving at RAF Valley at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Anglesey W.  He is buried in Beaumaris Cemetery

9 Apr 51

PRIOR, HENRY CHARLES  (570079) age: 29

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Middleton St. George at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Durham S E.  He is buried in Jesmond Old Cemetery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

9 Apr 51

BRADFORD, JOHN WILLIAM  (1477808) age: 28

A/Flt Sgt

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

10 Apr 51

KELLY, JAMES  (2461005) age: 19

AC1

He had been serving at RAF Henlow when he hung himself in his cell at Bedford Prison whilst on remand on burglary charges.  He is buried in Bury Cemetery, Lancashire.

10 Apr 51

WELLS, COLIN  (4045872) age: 18

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 York.  He is buried in Wilsden Cemetery, Bradford

11 Apr 51

BROWN, JOHN HENRY  (566238) age: 34

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Waddington at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Northallerton.  He is buried in St Michael's Churchyard, Waddington

12 Apr 51

HAUXWELL, ANTHONY HENRY  (578815) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, VZ518 of No 66 Sqn, which crashed at Slidden Moss in Derbyshire whilst flying in formation with WA971.  He is buried in East Kirkby Cemetery

12 Apr 51

LEACH, DAVID MEREWETHER  (500786) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WA791 of No 66 Sqn, which crashed at Slidden Moss in Derbyshire whilst flying in formation with VZ518.  He is buried in Newton on Ouse Churchyard

14 Apr 51

FORDHAM, BRIAN KEITH  (584579) age: 20

App Air

He was serving at RAF Cranwell and was found hanging in hut at Cranwell, his death being ruled as an accidental sexual experiment.  He is buried in Woolwich Cemetery.

14 Apr 51

DOUGLAS, GEORGE  (2463964) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Deversoir and was probably killed by terrorists.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

17 Apr 51

SCHNITZLER, BOHDAN DANY  (788521) age: 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, VZ527 of No 66 Sqn, which broke up over Linton on Ouse whilst making a high speed run over the airfield.  He is buried in Newton on Ouse Churchyard

19 Apr 51

TAYLOR, ROBIN BURNESS  (2600301) age: 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire FR Mk 18, TP331 of the HKAAF which was lost without a trace after taking off and heading towards the Lei Yue Mun Gap.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

19 Apr 51

MURRAY, WILLIAM  (508246) age: 44

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Wroughton 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 Montrose (Sleepy Hillock) Cemetery

20 Apr 51

McEWAN, ALEXANDER  (579888) age: 22

Off Cdt Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF663 of No 5 Flying Training School which failed to recover from a spin near Senale in Southern Rhodesia after control was lost during aerobatics.  He is buried in Gwelo Cemetery

20 Apr 51

PARSONS, ROBERT DFC  (137206) age: 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF663 of No 5 Flying Training School which failed to recover from a spin near Senale in Southern Rhodesia after control was lost during aerobatics.  He is buried in Gwelo Cemetery

20 Apr 51

BOYLE, JAMES  (2499182) age: 18

AC2

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 Ashbourne.  He is buried in West Road Cemetery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

21 Apr 51

SMITH, JOHN EDWARD  (538490) age: 43

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Kasfareet and was killed by terrorists.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

21 Apr 51

MARTIN, DAVID ANDERSON  (4033917) age: 33

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 Cupar Cemetery

21 Apr 51

SCOWCROFT, DEREK GEORGE  (2432110) age: 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth T Mk 2, DE346 of the Stn Flt, RAF Hemswell, which spun into the ground over the airfield from the top of a loop whilst practicing aerobatics.  He is buried in Southern Cemetery, Manchester

22 Apr 51

CARRUTHERS, GEORGE  (341886) age: 52

Flt Sgt

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

23 Apr 51

HODGES, ERNEST SYDNEY  (2443641) age: 19

LAC

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 Aldershot.  He is buried in Feltham Cemetery

23 Apr 51

McCARTHY, DANIEL  (1912240) age: 35

LAC

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Chelsea.  He is buried in St Mary's Cemetery, Limerick

24 Apr 51

TAYLOR, ALEXANDER  (4017403) age: 24

SAC

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

24 Apr 51

JONES, GETHYN  (1862790) age: 44

LAC

He was serving at RAF West Drayton 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 Writtle Road Cemetery, Chelmsford

25 Apr 51

RYE, ALLEN CLAUDE  (2473173) age: 19

AC2

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

26 Apr 51

HUNTER, WILLIAM JOHN  (59623) age: 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth T Mk 2, NC561 of No 4 Flying Training School Sqn, which struck the ground after spinning from the top of a loop near Mielbo in Southern Rhodesia.  He is buried in Bulawayo Cemetery

26 Apr 51

FORTIER, DOUGLAS CHARLES WILSON DFC  (142046) age: 34

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FX438 of the Central Flying School which collided with FX301 of the same unit on the approach to Moreton in the Marsh.  He is buried in Chapel Cemetery, Moreton-in-Marsh

26 Apr 51

TATHAM, JACK  (619526) age: 36

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Abyad and was killed by terrorists.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

29 Apr 51

STEELE, JOSEPH  (4042057) age: 22

AC1

He was serving at RAF Fassberg at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in St Lukes Parish Churchyard, Great Clifton, Workington

30 Apr 51

TUBB, WILLIAM ERIC  (180390) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT102 of No 615 Sqn, which dived vertically into the ground during a GCA to Biggin Hill.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

30 Apr 51

KEEP, LESLIE JOHN  (2471172) age: 20

AC1

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

30 Apr 51

PALMER, CHARLES GEORGE  (4000871) age: 22

LAC

He was serving at RAF North Pickenham and was killed in a road accident, his death being registered in Manchester.  He is buried in St Michael's Parish Churchyard, Weeton.

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