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Casualties - March 1952


 2 Mar 52

GODFREY, ELSIE MAY  (888406) age: 53

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Fazakerley 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 Wimbledon Cemetery

 2 Mar 52

McGILL, JOHN  (2482994) age: 19

LAC

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 Don Valley.  He is buried in Ford Cemetery, Liverpool

 2 Mar 52

WELLS, ALEXANDER  (4048892) age: 19

LAC

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 Doncaster.  He is buried in Stockton Cemetery

 3 Mar 52

WILLIAMS, CYRIL PERCY  (62218) age: 38

Sqn Ldr

He possibly died in the hospital at RAF Ely his death was registered in Ely.  He was cremated at Cambridge Crematorium

 3 Mar 52

MITCHELL, WILLIAM  (4042816) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Topcliffe at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Richmond, Yorkshire.  He is buried in St Columba Churchyard, Topcliffe

4 Mar 52

SVEHLA, GEORGE VLADIMIR  (203390) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WE888 of No 56 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Rillington near Malton whilst attempting to follow the contours whilst low flying.  He is buried in Waterbeach Cemetery

4 Mar 52

BROWN, PETER BARTON  (2492698) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT326 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which dived vertically into the ground near Horsham St Faith whilst practising aerobatics, possibly due to the cockpit becoming over pressurised result in a failure of the canopy.  He is buried in Driffield Cemetery

5 Mar 52

GUBBINS, BARBARA MARY  (2674733) age: 20

Cdt Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Prentice T Mk 1, VS645 of No 16 Refresher Flying School Sqn, which spun into the ground near Sudbury Station in Staffordshire.  He is buried in Bourne End Cemetery

7 Mar 52

WOODS, ANTHONY JOHN  (579126) age: 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hornet F Mk 3, WB910 of the FETS which ran off the runway ond overturned during an asymmetric landing at Butterworth.  He is buried in Western Road Cemetery, Panang

7 Mar 52

HESSELBERG, SIMON ANTON  (2464125) age: 20

SAC

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 Birmingham.  He is buried in Birmingham Jewish Cemetery

8 Mar 52

KAVANAGH, LIAM  (2492656) age: 22

AC1

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

10 Mar 52

LINCOLN, JACK WILLIAM ROBERT  (757647) age: 43

Sgt

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 Ashford.  He is buried in Scoulton Cemetery, Watton

11 Mar 52

ANDREWS, DAVID JOHN  (1850769) age: 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Varsity T Mk 1, WF373 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which dived into theground after stalling on an overshoot at Swinderby following an engine failure.  He was cremated at Nottingham Crematorium

11 Mar 52

HEATH, NOEL BRIAN  (1680458) age: 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Varsity T Mk 1, WF373 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which dived into theground after stalling on an overshoot at Swinderby following an engine failure.  He is buried in Retford Cemetery

11 Mar 52

MATTHEWS, DENZIL MALCOLM  (4050742) age: 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Varsity T Mk 1, WF373 of No 201 Advanced Flying School, which dived into theground after stalling on an overshoot at Swinderby following an engine failure.  He is buried in Radipole Parish Churchyard, Weymouth

14 Mar 52

MACK, EDWARD WINTRIP FORSYTH  (203419) age: 31

A/Sqn Ldr

He was a Medical Officer as well as a pilot and was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT283 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which disintegrated after hitting some trees whilst landing at Moreton in the Marsh.  He is buried in Burton Agnes Parish Cemetery

15 Mar 52

BALDWIN, JOHN ROBERT DSO, DFC, AFC  (122337) age: 34

A/Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in a F-86 Sabre,  of the 51st Fighter Interception Wing, USAAF, which was lost on a weather reconnaissance mission.  He is buried in

15 Mar 52

GREEN, HORACE  (3132191) age: 21

LAC

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 Worksop.  He is buried in City Road Cemetery, Sheffield

17 Mar 52

WOJCIECHOWSKI, TADEUSZ  (794006) age: 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 9, WG871 of No 60 Sqn, which was lost without a trace over Malaya during a nigh tcross country.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

17 Mar 52

FENWICK, RONALD EDWARD  (4030968) age: 21

LAC

He was serving with No 95 Maintenance Unit and was killed when a bomb fuse exploded in his hand whilst he was clearing a hut at RAF Ridgewell.  He is buried in Enfield Cemetery

19 Mar 52

TOZER, GEORGE  (901594) age: 31

A/Sgt

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 Grimsby.  He is buried in Llanion Cemetery, Pembroke Dock

20 Mar 52

COUZENS, GERALD FRANCOMBE WESTON  (4034419) age: 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hornet F Mk 3, WB907 of No 80 Sqn, which dived into the sea off Stanley Point in Hong Kong at full power.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

21 Mar 52

JONES, EDWARD STANLEY  (4063753) age: 19

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FX245 of No 3 Flying Training School, which stalled, dived into the ground and burst into flames at Waldersea near Wisbech whilst low flying.  He is buried in Cathays Cemetery

22 Mar 52

CROSSKEY, LEONARD FARRAR  (507384) age: 45

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Ridgewell 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 Brookwood Cemetery

22 Mar 52

SMITH, NOEL GEORGE  (723822) age: 39

AC2

He was serving at RAF Weeton and died as the result of complications during surgery, his death being registered in Bucklow.  He is buried in Weeton Churchyard.

24 Mar 52

THOMPSON, MARGARET JOAN  (2816288) age: 18

LACW

She was killed or died whilst serving at RAF Gloucester, but her death was registered in Leicester.  She is buried in Gilroes Cemetery, Leicester

24 Mar 52

CHRISTMAS, EDWARD REGINALD  (2531250) age: 21

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 Old Parish Churchyard, March

27 Mar 52

BATH, FRANK ERNEST  (4038576) age: 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WD984 of No 617 Sqn, which cartwheeled and disintegrated after flying into a snowstorm on a GCA overshoot at Binbrook.  He is buried in North Watford Cemetery

27 Mar 52

FORD, PETER  (3504837) age: 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WD984 of No 617 Sqn, which cartwheeled and disintegrated after flying into a snowstorm on a GCA overshoot at Binbrook.  He is buried in Leeds Catholic Cemetery

27 Mar 52

SIGMUND, BOHUMIL VLADIMIR  (127089) age: 37

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WD984 of No 617 Sqn, which cartwheeled and disintegrated after flying into a snowstorm on a GCA overshoot at Binbrook.  He is buried in St Mary with St Gabriel Churchyard, Binbrook

27 Mar 52

BRINDLEY, GREGORY  (1686055) age: 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito T Mk 3, VA925 of No 1689 Flt Sqn, which was found in the River Esk after it had left the circuit at Aston Down for some local flying.  He is buried in Southern Cemetery, Manchester

27 Mar 52

TURNBULL, JOHN  (3509012) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Castel Benito at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in British Military Cemetery, Tripoli

27 Mar 52

ROUSE, PHILLIP FRANCIS  (4067000) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Longparish 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 Shepshed Cemetery

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