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Casualties - December 1951


1 Dec 51

LAVER, GERALD LESLIE  (2514427) age: 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RF567 of No 230 OCU, which crashed into a hanger at Scampton whilst attempting a three engine overshoot.  He is buried in Wimbledon Cemetery

1 Dec 51

SMITH, EDGAR JOHN  (2513823) age: 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RF567 of No 230 OCU, which crashed into a hanger at Scampton whilst attempting a three engine overshoot.  He is buried in Scampton Cemetery

1 Dec 51

SHACKCLOTH, JOHN CEDRIC  (2453324) age: 20

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 Norwich.  He is buried in Thorpe Village Cemetery, Norwich.

2 Dec 51

COOKE, GEORGE RUSSELL  (3504769) age: 21

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Upwood but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in Bury Churchyard, Huntingdonshire

3 Dec 51

HEARD, WILLIAM DUNCAN  (2238620) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hornet F Mk 3, WB902 of No 80 Sqn, which crashed as it attempted to land at Clark Field in the Philippines after encountering bad weather on a ferry flight from Singapore to Hong Kong.  He is buried in the British (Protestant) Cemetery, Manila.

3 Dec 51

TUCK, VICTOR EDWARD  (4044494) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Cottesmore and died in Bedford General Hospital from injuries sustained when his motorcycle collided with a lorry on the Great North Road (A1) at Sandy.  He is buried in Virginia Waters Cemetery, Surrey.

4 Dec 51

WARDHAUGH, FREDERICK  (501459) age: 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor FR Mk 9, VZ587 of No 2 Sqn, which crashed at high speed near Diepholz in Germany at high speed after height was lost in a turn.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

5 Dec 51

STICKLAND, ERIC ALBERT THOMAS  (2529020) age: 18

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 Wellington.  He is buried in Eynsford Churchyard, near Dartford

6 Dec 51

DRURY, PETER  (3130691) age: 19

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford T Mk 2, V3910 of No 8 Flying Training School which crashed on an ILS approach to Inverness.  He is buried in Moorgate Cemetery, Rotherham

7 Dec 51

WREN, RICHARD SIDNEY  (4062002) age: 19

LAC

He was killed when he was struck by the propeller of Hastings C Mk 1, TG608 of No 53 Sqn, whilst checking the tyres following a crew continuation training exercise.  He is buried in Stansted Parish Churchyard, Essex

7 Dec 51

JENKINS, PAUL MICHAEL  (4032051) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT339 of No 226 OCU Sqn, which broke up in the air at low level near Stradishall.  He was cremated at South London Crematorium

8 Dec 51

SMITH, FRANK  (3502307) age: 22

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Lindholme at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Staincross.  He is buried in Darton Parish Churchyard, near Barnsley

9 Dec 51

ANDERSEN, PETER STEWART QUIRK  (40197) age: 34

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying F-89C, 50-0754 of No 3626 PTS, 3626 PTG (Tyndall AFB, Florida), which crashed on take off from Goodfellow AFB, Texas.  He is buried in Mission Memorial Park, San Antonio, Texas

10 Dec 51

COOPER, CHARLES ALBERT  (572243) age: 30

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Aston Down but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in St Saviours Churchyard, Tetbury

10 Dec 51

FLOWERS, ALEXANDER ARTHUR  (506549) age: 44

A/WO

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

11 Dec 51

HOBAN, MICHAEL ARTHUR  (4060089) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Amport at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Durham E.  He is buried in Wheatley Hill Cemetery, Durham

12 Dec 51

JOHNSON, WILLIAM FREDERICK  (1576115) age: 29

AC2

He was serving at RAF North Coates at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Ploughley.  He is buried in Witton Cemetery, Birmingham

13 Dec 51

TURNER, LESLIE NELSON RONALD  (610960) age: 31

Cpl Tech

He was serving with No 107 MU, RAF Kasfareet at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

18 Dec 51

HALL, DEREK  (584607) age: 20

Jnr Tech

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 Ploughley.  He is buried in Northern Cemetery, Salford

19 Dec 51

STONE, GEORGE WILLIAM  (2511723) age: 18

AC1

He was serving at RAF Watton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Norwich Outer.  He is buried in Thorpe St Andrew Cemetery, Norwich

20 Dec 51

SMITH, ALAN  (583767) age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VW304 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which overturned whilst attempting an emergency landing at Driffield after hitting his formation leader in RA426 as he broke off to land.  He is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Doncaster

21 Dec 51

HOLME, ANTHONY JOSEPH  (2495888) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at No 109 Maintenance Unit, RAF Abyad at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

22 Dec 51

JENNISON, JOHN STUART  (3504721) age: 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WG936 of No 141 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Horsham St Faith whilst making a steep turn following an engine failure.  He was cremated at Wilford Hill Crematorium, West Bridgford

22 Dec 51

SHIPMAN, EDWARD  (553151) age: 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WG936 of No 141 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Horsham St Faith whilst making a steep turn following an engine failure.  He is buried in Scottow Cemetery

22 Dec 51

DAVIES, DAVID JOHN  (4073595) age: 18

AC1

He was serving at RAF Syerston and collapsed and died in goal at Witton Park football ground from heart failure due to tonsillitis.  He is buried in City Cemetery, Witton, Birmingham.

23 Dec 51

HALE, ERIC JOHN FRANCIS  (2508155) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF White Waltham and died in the RAF Hospital at Halton, cause unknown.  He is buried in Glyntaff Cemetery, Treforest, Pontypridd.

24 Dec 51

HANSEN, ERIC ALFRED NIELS  (528871) age: 34

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Safi and died from a fractured skull which he sustained when he fell from a tree on the station.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery.

25 Dec 51

WORMALD, HARRY  (4031791) age: 21

LAC

He was serving at RAF Butterworth and died in a motor vehicle accident.  He is buried in Western Road Cemetery, Panang

25 Dec 51

TAYLOR, ROY WILLIAM  (3503056) age: 22

SAC

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

27 Dec 51

WATTS, HAROLD ERIC  (744643) age: 32

Cpl

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

28 Dec 51

COOPER, ROYSTON CHARLES FREDERICK  (2467214) age: 22

LAC

He was serving at RAF Changi and died accidentally.  He is buried in Western Road Cemetery, Panang

28 Dec 51

SUMMERS, RONALD  (3501472) age: 22

AC1

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

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