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Casualties - September 1951


1 Sep 51

BROMLY, RALPH JOHN  (160996) age: 35

Fg Off

He was serving with 107 MU and was killed in a road accident at Fanara in Egypt.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

1 Sep 51

WATERS, JOHN EDWIN  (2321634) age: 23

A/Cpl

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

1 Sep 51

MARTIN, SYDNEY FRANCIS WILLIAM  (45917) age: 45

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Lyneham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in British Military Cemetery, Tripoli

1 Sep 51

CULLEN, EDWARD  (627984) age: 43

Sgt

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 Wellington.  He is buried in Little Donnington Cemetery, Albrighton

2 Sep 51

PEARSON, GEORGE DAVIS  (1825106) age: 26

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Lyneham 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 New Cemetery, Abingdon

3 Sep 51

HAWES, GEORGE WILLIAM  (4060469) age: 18

AC1

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

4 Sep 51

HARPHAM, DEREK CECIL  (3039870) age: 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, WA273 of No 28 Sqn, which crashed into high ground near Sek Kong after control was lost at low level.  He is buried in Colonial Cemetery, Hong Kong

4 Sep 51

McCUBBIN, MICHAEL GEORGE  (H1962348) age: 21

Jnr Tech

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 Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground

5 Sep 51

DALLAWAY, OWEN JOHN  (186904) age: 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth T Mk 2, DE842 of No 32 Maintenance Unit which stalled and crashed at Watton whilst practicing for a 'crazy flying' display.  He is buried in Nonconformist Burial Ground, Watton

5 Sep 51

DAVIES, ROBERT WILLIAM MERVYN  (2468337) age: 20

SAC

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth T Mk 2, DE842 of No 32 Maintenance Unit which stalled and crashed at Watton whilst practicing for a 'crazy flying' display.  He is buried in Toxteth Park Cemetery, Liverpool

7 Sep 51

ZAGROBA, STEFAN  (704846) age: 36

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VX989 of No 249 Sqn, which crashed inverted and burst into flames at Shaibah whilst carrying out unauthorised aerobatics over the airfield.  He is buried in Imperial War Graves Cemetery, Basrah

7 Sep 51

KELLY, NICHOLAS GARVEY BEM  (1310242) age: 51

Sgt

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

8 Sep 51

DAVIES, HOWARD  (1312531) age: 29

WO

He was serving at RAF Chivenor 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 Sep 51

MINCHER, HENRY DARRAGH  (2686168) age: 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire F Mk 3, VT863 of No 608 Sqn, which dived into the ground whilst making a tight low level turn near Hutton Rudby in Yorkshire.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery

10 Sep 51

MILLIKIN, LIONEL  (3504859) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, VZ510 of No 263 Sqn, which broke up over Westcliffe on Sea in a high speed dive during an air test, three civilians were also killed.  He is buried in St Laurence & All Saints Churchyard, Eastwood, Essex

10 Sep 51

FORD, MICHAEL REGINALD  (2448065) age: 21

LAC

He was serving at RAF Hooton Park 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 Witton Cemetery, Birmingham

10 Sep 51

CROSS, FRANCIS WILLIAM HENRY  (4023023) age: 24

AC1

He was serving at RAF North Weald but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in St Andrews Churchyard, North Weald

11 Sep 51

BELL-WILLIAMSON, ALAN FERGUSSON  (181980) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF192 of the RAF College, which crashed at Cranwell whilst executing a slow roll below the briefed safety height whilst practicing for a 'Battle of Britain' display.  He is buried in Bedford Municipal Cemetery

12 Sep 51

SMITH, STANLEY  (2473293) age: 19

AC2

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 Bromley.  He was cremated at Streatham Crematorium

15 Sep 51

PAVEY, ROBIN  (607072) age: 22

Fg Off

He was flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WE869 of No 63 Sqn, which collided with WB106 during an aerobatic practice and although he ejected successfully he was unable to separate from his seat.  He is buried in Waterbeach Cemetery.

15 Sep 51

KELLEY, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1386489) age: 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FX428 of No 6 Flying Training School which failed to roll out from the inverted during an aerobatic display at Thornaby until there was insufficient height to do so.  He is buried in Thornaby-on-Tees Cemetery

15 Sep 51

MAYNARD, JOHN MARTIN  (153368) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF937 of the Central Flying School which failed to recover from a dive following a spin during a display at the St Athan Battle of Britain display.  He was cremated at Cheltenham Crematorium

17 Sep 51

ALLEN, DEREK GORDON  (578130) age: 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VW813 of No 78 Sqn, which broke up in the air in turbulence near Loka in the Sudan.  He is buried in Christian Cemetery, Juba, Sudan

17 Sep 51

ARRANDALE, RAYMOND  (1485706) age: 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VW813 of No 78 Sqn, which broke up in the air in turbulence near Loka in the Sudan.  He is buried in Christian Cemetery, Juba, Sudan

17 Sep 51

McHARG, JOHN  (579299) age: 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VW813 of No 78 Sqn, which broke up in the air in turbulence near Loka in the Sudan.  He is buried in Christian Cemetery, Juba, Sudan

17 Sep 51

MURPHY, RICHARD  (2424198) age: 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VW813 of No 78 Sqn, which broke up in the air in turbulence near Loka in the Sudan.  He is buried in Christian Cemetery, Juba, Sudan

17 Sep 51

BEVERLEY, FRED  (1567536) age: 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor FR Mk 9, VZ581 of No 208 Sqn, which rolled and dived into the ground at Morphou as it climbed away from a firing pass on the range.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

17 Sep 51

McKAY, RODERICK  (2684054) age: 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WF842 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to recover from a spin and crashed near Newham Farm in Northumberland.  He was cremated at Kaimhill Crematorium, Aberdeen

17 Sep 51

ROBERTSON, DOUGLAS  (2684061) age: 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WF842 of No 612 Sqn, which failed to recover from a spin and crashed near Newham Farm in Northumberland.  He is buried in Dyce Churchyard

18 Sep 51

SMAIL, ROBERT FENTON  (56223) age: 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, ? of the Empire Test Pilots School which was lost near Winchester but not further details are known.  He is buried in Ship Lane Cemetery, Farnborough

18 Sep 51

STEVENTON, DONALD WILFRED DSO, DFC and Bar  (33477) age: 32

Wg Cdr

He was flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VZ237 of the RAF Flying College, which rolled and dived into the ground as it attempted an emergency landing at Strubby following an engine failure on take off, he baled out but his parachute failed to deploy fully and he was killed when he hit the roof of a house.  He is buried in South Kyme Cemetery, Lincoln

19 Sep 51

FIELDING, NORMAN  (57038) age: 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet TT Mk 1, NR405 of No 210 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Davidstow Moor as it returned to the airfield with engine problems.  He is buried in St Eval Churchyard

19 Sep 51

FELLOWS, HENRY GEORGE  (54174) age: 35

Flt Lt

He was flying in Chipmunk T Mk 10, WB686 of No 5 Refresher Flying School which caught fire on colliding with a gooseneck flare on landing, however on leaving the cockpit he jumped off the leading edge of the wing and was struck by the propeller.  He was cremated at Perry Barr Crematorium

19 Sep 51

HOLLAND, KENNETH NOEL  (84723) age: 34

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Trimley Heath 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

20 Sep 51

THORBURN, JOHN CLARK  (3131434) age: 18

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF902 of No 1 Flying Training School, which spun into the ground during a forced landing practice whilst attempting a turn near the stalling speed.  He is buried in Easter Road Cemetery, Edinburgh

21 Sep 51

MARSH, CLIFFORD FRANCIS THOMAS  (3034834) age: 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, WA162 of No 26 Sqn, which crashed after a wingtip struck the ground near Stadthagen in Germany during a low level ground attack exercise.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

24 Sep 51

DERBYSHIRE, CYRIL WALTER  (644589) age: 32

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Lytham 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 Bulwell Cemetery, Aspley

25 Sep 51

ROGERS, MICHAEL FRANCIS  (2600039) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT324 of No 205 Advanced Flying School, which dived inverted from cloud onto Stamley Golf Course.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery

27 Sep 51

HORNE, JOHN GEORGE EDWARD  (77434) age: 40

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Element at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in The New Cemetery, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris

28 Sep 51

JACKSON, DENNIS  (3508849) age: 18

AC1

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

29 Sep 51

YOXALL, GERALD PATRICK  (4052131) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Stradishall at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Newmarket.  He is buried in Bushbury Hill Cemetery, Wolverhampton

30 Sep 51

HODGKINSON, EDMUND  (172160) age: 52

Fg Off

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 Brighton.  He is buried in Bear Road Cemetery, Bournemouth

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