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Casualties - April 1952


 1 Apr 52

McNAIR, MALCOLM JOHN  (2471054) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VZ411 of No 226 OCU Sqn, which crashed whilst flying at low level in cloud during an air-to-air firing exercise.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

 1 Apr 52

HENDERSON, JAMES CHALMERS  (2549824) age: 19

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford T Mk 1, DF467 of No 8 Advanced Flying Training School which dived steeply into the sea off Dalcross but the cause was not determined.  He is buried in Wellshill Cemetery, Perth

 3 Apr 52

GRIEVES, WILLIAM WALTON  (2488391) age: 19

AC2

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

4 Apr 52

HUMBERSTONE, WILLIAM HENRY  (533012) age: 34

Flt Sgt

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 Golders Green Crematorium

4 Apr 52

DODIMEAD, LEONARD  (4065923) 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

8 Apr 52

DIMOCK, ROGER LAWTON  (607138) age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, WA122 of No 4 Sqn, which crashed into the ground near Jever during a practice attack on a bridge.  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery.

10 Apr 52

McCANN, JOHN HOWARD  (4042464) age: 22

LAC

He was serving at RAF Watchet at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Taunton.  He is buried in Bedford Peberrel Cemetery, near Dorchester

11 Apr 52

GRATRIX, ELLIS ANTHONY  (3511542) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Compton Bassett 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 Coombe in Teignhead Churchyard, Newton Abbott

11 Apr 52

GODDARD, PETER THOMAS  (3507435) age: 19

Sgt

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

12 Apr 52

ROBINSON, DEREK  (4029955) age: 21

SAC

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 Fayid Military Cemetery

13 Apr 52

LUNNON, CHRISTOPHER JAMES  (4000439) age: 23

SAC

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

14 Apr 52

MUCCI, PRIMO CHRISTOPHER VICTOR BEBEDICT  (2479807) age: 20

LAC

He was serving at RAF West Malling at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Surrey S E.  He is buried in Watling Street Cemetery, Dartford

15 Apr 52

BUTTON, GEORGE RAYMOND  (642405) age: 42

Flt Sgt

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 Liverpool S.  He is buried in All Saints Church, Sawley

16 Apr 52

ENOCH, HOWELL WILLIAM THOMAS DFC  (152141) age: 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WG986 of No 207 Advanced Flying School, which dived inverted into the ground at Wlberfoss near Full Sutton during an overshoot on a single engine approach.  He is buried in Fangfoss Village Churchyard

16 Apr 52

JOYCE, DAVID ARTHUR  (3507983) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WG986 of No 207 Advanced Flying School, which dived inverted into the ground at Wlberfoss near Full Sutton during an overshoot on a single engine approach.  He is buried in Fangfoss Village Churchyard

16 Apr 52

LEVERTON, JAMES WILLIAM HAMILTON  (585070) age: 20

Jnr Tech

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 Bangor.  He was cremated at Oxford Crematorium

18 Apr 52

HUTCHINSON, HAROLD  (4000089) age: 36

Jnr Tech

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 Bradford.  He is buried in Manchester Cemetery

19 Apr 52

PHELPS, BARRY FRANCIS  (2524327) age: 19

AC1

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

20 Apr 52

BAKER, JOHN CECIL  (4025504) age: 22

LAC

He was serving at RAF St Eval at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Truro.  He is buried in St Eval Churchayrd

21 Apr 52

STEPHENS, JOHN WILLIAM DFC  (40028) age: 34

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Buckmaster T Mk 1, RP209 of No 8 Sqn, which flew into the ground during a asymmetric overshoot at Khormaksar.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery

21 Apr 52

BATES, HAROLD  (2517499) age: 21

LAC

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

22 Apr 52

TART, DOUGLAS JOHN  (2500843) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire F Mk 1, TG377 of No 208 Advanced Flying School Sqn, which crashed near Chard in Somerset after it disintegrated on emerging from a cu-nim cloud on its return from an aerobatic sortie.  He was cremated at Bramley Crematorium

22 Apr 52

BARRETT, SYDNEY HENRY  (3131079) age: 20

AC2

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 Surrey N E.  He is buried in Abney Park Cemetery

23 Apr 52

SYMONS, LESLIE KEITH  (2480155) age: 20

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FS762 of No 5 Flying Training School which dived vertically into the ground near Gwelo in Southern Rhodesia from the inverted part of a roll.  He is buried in Gwelo Cemetery

24 Apr 52

HENDRY, GEORGE  (2498597) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VW269 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which crashed near Bridlington as it made a controlled descent through cloud to Carnaby.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

24 Apr 52

LOCKYER, ARTHUR DESMOND  (163754) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WA665 of No 205 Advanced Flying School, which broke up and dived into the ground near Middleton St George at a steep angle shortly after taking off and climbing through cloud.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery

24 Apr 52

WILLIAMS, HUGH  (184993) age: 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WA665 of No 205 Advanced Flying School, which broke up and dived into the ground near Middleton St George at a steep angle shortly after taking off and climbing through cloud.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery

24 Apr 52

WILD, SAMUEL  (535914) age: 39

Sgt

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

24 Apr 52

O'SULLIVAN, JOHN  (571437) age: 32

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Kuala Lumpur and died of natural causes.  He is buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

25 Apr 52

JONES, GRIFFITH MYRDDIN  (4056790) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Wyton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Merionith S.  He is buried in Llanfachreth Cemetery, Dolgelley

26 Apr 52

ROSS, ROBERT HOLMES  (204424) age: 25

Fg Off

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

29 Apr 52

GERREY, IAN  (3508425) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, RA480 of No 205 Advanced Flying School, which collided with VW298 of the same unit in the circuit at Middleton St George.  He is buried in North Cemetery, Bournemouth

29 Apr 52

GODDARD, MALCOLM HUGH  (582903) age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VW298 of No 205 Advanced Flying School, which collided with RA480 of the same unit in the circuit at Middleton St George.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery

29 Apr 52

WATSON, JOHN MALCOLM  (582669) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 3, EE417 of No 206 Advanced Flying School, which dived into the ground during unauthorised low level aerobatics near Hessle, East Yorkshire.  He is buried in Longstanton Churchyard

30 Apr 52

MURRELLS, ALAN  (3113571) age: 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 9, WG892 of No 6 Sqn, which collided with WL576 of the same unit during a practice attack on a Mosquito.  He is buried in Moascar Garrison Cemetery

30 Apr 52

BRADWELL, RICHARD  (60522) age: 30

Sqn Ldr

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

30 Apr 52

MILLAR, ANDREW  (56310) age: 34

Flt Lt

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

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