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Casualties - June 1951


1 Jun 51

FULLAGAR, KEITH JOHN  (2360054) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Brigand B Mk 1, VS869 of No 84 Sqn, which crashed at Tengah on an undershoot and burst into flames.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

1 Jun 51

GREGORY, HARRY LOUIS PAUL  (553395) age: 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Brigand B Mk 1, VS869 of No 84 Sqn, which crashed at Tengah on an undershoot and burst into flames.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

1 Jun 51

SHARKEY, CHARLES  (550949) age: 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Brigand B Mk 1, VS869 of No 84 Sqn, which crashed at Tengah on an undershoot and burst into flames.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

1 Jun 51

HOOPER, ALAN REGINALD  (4043390) age: 24

Off Cdt Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FE906 of No 3 Flying Training School, which dived into the ground at Manea in Cambridgeshire during an aerobatic sortie.  He is buried in Cathrington Village Cemetery, Portsmouth

1 Jun 51

ABBOTT, IAN  (T8074708) age: 22

LAC

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

2 Jun 51

BLACKFORD, RONALD JOSEPH  (59862) age: 24

Fg Off

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

2 Jun 51

WILKS, JOHN ARTHUR  (4028440) age: 21

A/Cpl

He was serving at RAF Yatesbury at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained; however his death was registered in Surrey S W.  He is buried in Mitcham Cemetery

4 Jun 51

HUNTER, CHARLES HARRY  (650278) age: 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VZ182 of No 72 Sqn, which spun into the ground at North Weald from the top of a loop.  He is buried in Ulley Churchyard

4 Jun 51

BOLTON, WILLIAM GEORGE  (4058657) age: 17

AC2

He was serving at RAF Hednesford at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Birmingham.  He is buried in Illogan Church, Portreath

6 Jun 51

BROWN, CLIFFORD  (4022399) age: 21

Cpl

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

7 Jun 51

JONES, DAVID NEVILLE  (4033985) age: 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito T Mk 3, VT625 of No 58 Sqn, which rolled to port and hit the ground during an asymmetric approach to Benson.  He is buried in Wombridge Parish Church, Wellington.

7 Jun 51

McLAREN, ARCHIBALD DUNCAN DFC  (41440) age: 32

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito T Mk 3, VT625 of No 58 Sqn, which rolled to port and hit the ground during an asymmetric approach to Benson.  He is buried in Benson Churchyard

8 Jun 51

WINGATE, PETER FREDERICK DFC  (128905) age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV538 of No 14 Sqn, which dived steeply into the ground near Fassberg as it pulled out of a practice dive attack.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

8 Jun 51

JONES, RONALD DAVID  (582233) age: 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VZ330 of No 229 OCU, which dived into the ground at Marston Magna after failed to recover from a practice attack.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon Churchyard

8 Jun 51

McGARRITY, DOUGLAS  (4020029) age: 23

SAC

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?.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

9 Jun 51

ARCHIBALD, JOHN DIXON  (567643) age: 32

Plt Off

He was serving at RAF Wattisham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Scotland?.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

9 Jun 51

WARD, ROBERT RONALD  (118976) age: 32

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Wattisham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Scotland?.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

10 Jun 51

MOORE, MAURICE WILLIAM  (35109) age: 54

Sqn Ldr

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 was cremated at St John's Crematorium, Woking

11 Jun 51

BOLTON, JOHN HERBERT  (1443883) age: 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP355 of No 2 Air Navigation School Sqn, which turned away from a GCA, stalled and crashed having mistaken St Merryn for St Eval.  He was cremated at Honor Oak Crematorium

11 Jun 51

DAVIES, CHARLES WALTER  (2467412) age: 22

Cdt Nav

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP355 of No 2 Air Navigation School Sqn, which turned away from a GCA, stalled and crashed having mistaken St Merryn for St Eval.  He is buried in West Derby Cemetery, Liverpool

11 Jun 51

MYNER, IAN ALEXANDER ROBINSON  (3125480) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Bushy Park 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 Greenford Park Cemetery

11 Jun 51

DENNY, TREVOR RALPH  (2507438) age: 18

AC2

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

11 Jun 51

THORNTON, DAVID JOHN  (2507293) age: 18

AC2

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

15 Jun 51

BOWEN, VERNON  (1654380) age: 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Brigand B Mk 1, VS857 of No 45 Sqn, which somersaulted during an emergency landing at RAF Tengah and ended up in Kranji Creek resulting from the starboard engine breaking off during a routine training flight.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

15 Jun 51

LEE, GORDON  (2476277) age: 19

LAC

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 North Kesteven.  He is buried in Oldham Cemetery

15 Jun 51

CHAMBERS, WILLIAM JOHN  (4021424) age: 27

Cpl

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in N Ireland?.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery

15 Jun 51

KEEN, HUGH  (4000201) age: 22

LAC

He was serving at RAF Stoke Heath at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in West Cheshire.  He is buried in St Helens Cemetery

17 Jun 51

HULSE, GORDON VICTOR  (2475410) age: 28

AC1

He was serving at RAF Medmenham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Stoke-on-Trent.  He is buried in Newcastle under Lyme Cemetery

17 Jun 51

CLAPSHAW, JOHN  (3125949) age: 19

LAC

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 Chichester in 3rd Qtr.  He was cremated at Honor Oak Crematorium

18 Jun 51

McDONALD, GORDON ALEXANDER  (59448) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WB110 of No 41 Sqn, which was involved in a stream take off but sank back to the runway and collided with a bungalow.  He is buried in Biggin Hill Cemetery

18 Jun 51

SANDEMAN, PHILIP VICTOR GLAS  (131911) age: 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT275 of No 600 Sqn, which collided with VT281 as they approached Biggin Hill.  He is buried in Biggin Hill Cemetery

18 Jun 51

CLARKSON, KENNETH PETER HENRY  (5004601) age: 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT281 of No 600 Sqn, which collided with VT275 as they approached Biggin Hill.  He is buried in Hither Green Cemetery

18 Jun 51

ATHERTON, ROBERT RAYMOND  (4055640) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF West Kirby at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Preston.  He is buried in Newhall Lane Cemetery, Preston

19 Jun 51

TURNER, MAURICE ALBERT  (2443256) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, VZ509 of No 74 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Barton Broad in Norfolk from a high speed stall during a tail chase.  He is buried in Old Catton Churchyard

19 Jun 51

MATTHEWS, RONALD EDWARD  (1805576) age: 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Brigand B Mk 1, RH811 of No 84 Sqn, which had just entered the circuit at Tengah on its return from an operational sortie when an engine broke away from its mounting and crashed.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

19 Jun 51

REEVE, GERALD LESLIE  (3119556) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT239 of No 205 Advanced Flying School, which dived into the ground at Ribble Head in Yorkshire possibly due to a lack of oxygen.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery

19 Jun 51

CAMPBELL, WILLIAM FRANCIS  (1350275) age: 45

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Stafford at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Wellington (44).  He is buried in St Cuthbert's Churchyard, Little Donnington

20 Jun 51

MARTIN, JOHN ANSTEE  (3504636) age: 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WA877 of No 66 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Scalby in North Yorkshire after the undercarriage extended during a positive 'g' manoeuvre.  He is buried in Newton on Ouse Churchyard

20 Jun 51

GLOSTER, MICHAEL JOHN DFC and Bar  (65559) age: 30

Sqn Ldr

He died from injuries sustained on 29 May 1951 whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WA604 of No 228 OCU Sqn, which side slipped into the ground at Exelby near Leeming during the final approach for an asymmetric landing.  He is buried in Solihull Parish Church

23 Jun 51

ANDERSON, ANDREW  (2683591) age: 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, VW438 of No 602 Sqn, which crashed into trees whilst attempting a force landing following a GCA in bad weather and having run out of fuel, this was his first solo on type.  He is buried in Currie Burial Ground, Midlothian

23 Jun 51

JONES, JEREMIAH  (511570) age: 42

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Weeton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Wellington.  He is buried in Yardley Cemetery, Birmingham

24 Jun 51

WOODFORD WOODFORD, ANTHONY THOMAS  (2450485) age: 19

A/Cpl

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 Kingsthorpe Cemetery, Northampton

25 Jun 51

CAPP, GEOFFREY WILLIAM  (2608053) age: 19

Cdt Plt

Neither the unit on which he was serving nor his cause of death have yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Gosport.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

25 Jun 51

CROSS, COLIN BARRY  (4045713) age: 19

AC2

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 Leicester Central.  He is buried in Wood Green Cemetery, Walsall

25 Jun 51

DAVIS, ERIC STANLEY  (4044828) age: 19

AC1

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 Leicester Central.  He is buried in Yardley Cemetery, Birmingham

26 Jun 51

THOMPSON, GERALD ARTHUR  (2460650) age: 19

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 Howden.  He is buried in Bowling Cemetery, Bradford

27 Jun 51

YEATS, JOHN HAROLD WHISHAW DFC  (106191) age: 34

A/Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WA953 of No 56 Sqn, which rolled to starboard and crashed as it took off from Waterbeach.  He is buried in Waterbeach Cemetery

27 Jun 51

SAILES, REGINALD SAMUEL  (136436) age: 35

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito B Mk 35, TK635 of No 139 Sqn, which crashed near Warren Farm in Lincolnshire trailing smoke.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

27 Jun 51

SLOAN, GERALD HARPER  (1796449) age: 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito B Mk 35, TK635 of No 139 Sqn, which crashed near Warren Farm in Lincolnshire trailing smoke.  He is buried in Ballybay First Presbyterian Church

27 Jun 51

WATSON, STUART  (3121490) age: 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT246 of No 226 OCU Sqn, which exploded on impact with a sea wall at Bradwell on Sea after descending below the safety height during an attack on a range target.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

27 Jun 51

CORKE, JOHN REGINALD  (139596) age: 32

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Athena T Mk 2, VR569 of the AIEU, which crashed near Wilby in Suffolk in a spiral dive after part of the airbrakes broke away during an instrument training flight.  He is buried in St John the Baptist & All Saints Church, Norwich

27 Jun 51

WALSH, JAMES ELLIS  (3042014) age: 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Athena T Mk 2, VR569 of the AIEU, which crashed near Wilby in Suffolk in a spiral dive after part of the airbrakes broke away during an instrument training flight.  He is buried in Batley Corporation Cemetery

27 Jun 51

SWANWICK, KENNETH ARTHUR  (3510330) age: 20

AC2

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

29 Jun 51

YARROW, ERIC THOMPSON  (2686184) age: 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire F Mk 3, VF341 of No 608 Sqn, which dived into the sea off Leuchars at high speed whilst flying in a formation in cloud.  He is buried in Stranton Grange Cemetery

29 Jun 51

BOND, THOMAS ANDREW BLAIR  (501122) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, MF633 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which crashed in a spiral dive near Kiveton Park, Sheffield after control was lost whilst flying on instruments.  He is buried in Belfast Cemetery, Dundonald

29 Jun 51

CURSON, BERNARD LESLIE  (3106760) age: 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, MF633 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which crashed in a spiral dive near Kiveton Park, Sheffield after control was lost whilst flying on instruments.  He is buried in Brookwood Cemetery

29 Jun 51

LUFFMAN, RYLAND LEONARD  (169399) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, MF633 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which crashed in a spiral dive near Kiveton Park, Sheffield after control was lost whilst flying on instruments.  He is buried in North Cemetery, Bournemouth

30 Jun 51

MUSSELWHITE, KENNETH WALTER  (3038218) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV220 of No 16 Sqn, which dived into the ground from a climbing turn on take off from Orleans-Bricy in France.  He is buried in Orleans Main Cemetery

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