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Casualties - June 1952


 1 Jun 52

MITCHELL, LAURENCE JAMES  (49031) age: 42

Flt Lt

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 Northampton.  He was cremated at Milton Crematorium, Northampton

 1 Jun 52

CHAMBERS, RONALD ERIC  (4092802) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Wittering at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in St Ives.  He is buried in Carlton Cemetery, Nottingham

 2 Jun 52

OXLEY, DAVID ARTHUR  (3122626) age: 21

SAC

He was serving at RAF Oldenburg at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

 3 Jun 52

GOWEN, PETER JAMES  (4060096) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Swanton Morley at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in East Dereham.  He is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Swanton Morley

4 Jun 52

BROWNING, BRIAN GEORGE JOHN  (3133160) age: 19

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford T Mk 1, NM548 of No 9 Advanced Flying Training School which spun into the ground near Wellesbourne Mountford as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.  He is buried in Gravesend Cemetery

5 Jun 52

HARRIS, BRIAN LAURANCE  (2477644) age: 20

LAC

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

5 Jun 52

RUSSELL, FRANK ERNEST  (365312) age: 43

WO

He was serving at RAF Wittering at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Peterborough.  He is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Wittering

5 Jun 52

STEVENS, ERNEST  (1647489) age: 36

Sgt

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 Cambridge.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

6 Jun 52

HARGRAVES, ALBERT CHARLES  (3035389) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 9, WA130 of No 71 Sqn, which failed to recover from a spin and crashed near Munchengaldbach during a practice attack on two other Vampires.  He is buried in Cologne Military Cemetery

6 Jun 52

FLETCHER, PAUL ROBERT  (2500789) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT336 of No 207 Advanced Flying School, which dived inverted into the ground near Manby whilst practicing fixes and let downs.  He is buried in Fangfoss Village Churchyard

6 Jun 52

THOMAS, ANTHONY RICHARD  (582497) age: 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, WA225 of No 229 OCU, which stalled and spun into the ground in a turn whilst chasing a target aircraft.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

6 Jun 52

STEBBING, DEREK BLUNDELL  (58249) age: 29

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Changi and was a battle casualty of an anti-bandit strike.  He is buried in Cheras Road Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

6 Jun 52

DAVIDSON, JOHN  (1823295) age: 29

Cpl

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 Fylde.  He is buried in Western Necropolis, Glasgow

7 Jun 52

ATCHERLEY, DAVID FRANCIS WILLIAM CB, CBE, DSO, DFC  (5168) age: 48

AVM

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor PR Mk 10, WB161 of No 13 Sqn, which was lost without a trace over the Mediterranaen on a flight from Fayid to Nicosia.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

9 Jun 52

SHIPMAN, EDWARD ROY  (4069811) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Aston Down at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Barnet.  He was cremated at Enfield Crematorium

10 Jun 52

MATHEWSON, RODNEY FORD  (4080207) age: 20

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Chipmunk T Mk 10, WD396 of No 4 Flying Training School, which cartwheeled into the ground after hitting a tree whilst flying below his briefed safety height.  He is buried in Bulawayo Cemetery

12 Jun 52

JOHNSON, IVOR KENNETH  (191242) age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FX371 of the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment which spun into the ground near Amesbury after stalling in a turn shortly after take off.  He is buried in Durrington Cemetery, Worthing

13 Jun 52

LEWIS, RONALD WILLIAM  (1338495) age: 28

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Swanton Morley 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 Gwaelod-y-Brithdir Cemetery, Bargoed, Glamorgan.

16 Jun 52

HEATHCOTE, JACK  (57334) age: 40

Flt Lt

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

19 Jun 52

McDONALD, WILLIAM RAMSAY  (4029392) age: 26

Cpl

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 Anglesey W.  He is buried in Causeway Cemetery, Silloth

19 Jun 52

PRYTHERCH, WILLIAM  (509961) age: 42

Sgt

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 Anglesey W.  He is buried in Chapel Graveyard, Llangoed

20 Jun 52

WILSON, ALAN  (3133674) age: 21

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford T Mk 1, HM961 of No 14 Flying Training School, which collided with another Oxford as it carried out an overshoot at Holme on Spalding Moor.  He was cremated at The Crematorium, Sunderland

21 Jun 52

GREEN, BASIL LANCELOT  (44513) age: 49

Sqn Ldr

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 Pembroke.  He is buried in Llanion Cemetery, Pembroke Dock

22 Jun 52

BOSLEY, NORMAN  (2530041) age: 21

LAC

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

22 Jun 52

McCARTNEY, JOHN  (4074364) age: 19

AC2

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Holborn.  He is buried in Western Necropolis, Glasgow

22 Jun 52

LUXFORD, ERNEST WILLIAM  (3129138) age: 22

LAC

He was serving at RAF Sopley at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Uckfield.  He is buried in Mount Noddy Cemetery, East Grinstead

23 Jun 52

DURHAM, ALLAN  (2506150) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire F Mk 1, TG298 of No 208 Advanced Flying School, which fell out of formation in a vertical dive and  began to recover before disintegrating over Chudleigh in Devon, possibly as the result of annoxia.  He is buried in Ilton Cemetery, Ilminster

24 Jun 52

WEDGE, GEOFFREY ANTONY  (1897513) age: 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 3, EE414 of No 206 Advanced Flying School, which broke up in mid-air.  He is buried in Longstanton Churchyard

25 Jun 52

BISDEE, WILFRED MONTAGUE  (36136) age: 36

Wg Cdr

He was OC, Ops Wing at RAF Ballykelly and was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 1, VP261 of No 120 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Berwick on Tweed during a steep turn whilst carrying out an anti-submarine exercise with HMS Sirdar.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

25 Jun 52

BLACKALL, ROBERT OWEN  (150868) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 1, VP261 of No 120 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Berwick on Tweed during a steep turn whilst carrying out an anti-submarine exercise with HMS Sirdar.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

25 Jun 52

BURCH, DEREK WHITMORE  (2449063) age: 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 1, VP261 of No 120 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Berwick on Tweed during a steep turn whilst carrying out an anti-submarine exercise with HMS Sirdar.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

25 Jun 52

BUTLER, DONALD ARTHUR  (4043730) age: 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 1, VP261 of No 120 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Berwick on Tweed during a steep turn whilst carrying out an anti-submarine exercise with HMS Sirdar.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

25 Jun 52

IMRIE, JOHN ALEXANDER  (2490726) age: 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 1, VP261 of No 120 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Berwick on Tweed during a steep turn whilst carrying out an anti-submarine exercise with HMS Sirdar.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

25 Jun 52

JOHNSTONE, ROBERT  (4022313) age: 26

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 1, VP261 of No 120 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Berwick on Tweed during a steep turn whilst carrying out an anti-submarine exercise with HMS Sirdar.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

25 Jun 52

NORMAN, NEVILLE THOMAS  (2510528) age: 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 1, VP261 of No 120 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Berwick on Tweed during a steep turn whilst carrying out an anti-submarine exercise with HMS Sirdar.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

25 Jun 52

PRATT, PHILIP ERIC EDWARD  (1895205) age: 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 1, VP261 of No 120 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Berwick on Tweed during a steep turn whilst carrying out an anti-submarine exercise with HMS Sirdar.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

25 Jun 52

VINCENT, JOHN MICHAEL DERMER  (59905) age: 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 1, VP261 of No 120 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Berwick on Tweed during a steep turn whilst carrying out an anti-submarine exercise with HMS Sirdar.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

25 Jun 52

COCKSHOOT, ANTHONY CHARLES  (1938109) age: 18

SAC

He was serving at RAF Coningsby 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 Melksham Cemetery

25 Jun 52

ELLIOTT, RICHARD  (4256182) age: 29

LAC

He was serving at RAF Cottesmore 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 St Nicholas's Churchyard, Cottesmore

25 Jun 52

WADSWORTH, PETER REGINALD  (4065008) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Scampton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Northumberland N 1st.  He is buried in Kirkheaton Churchyard

26 Jun 52

CURRIE, IAN CLARK  (2502439) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WE861 of No 226 OCU Sqn, which flew into the ground near Ridgewell whilst executing a loop during a cine gun camera exercise.  He is buried in Cathcart Cemetery, Glasgow

27 Jun 52

SLATER, CHARLES DONALD  (2276779) age: 24

SAC

He was serving at RAF Kuala Lumpur and died in a motor vehicle accident in Kuala Lumpur.  He is buried in Cheras Road Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

27 Jun 52

QUILLIAM, LEONARD ALLEN  (4079283) age: 18

LAC

He was serving at RAF Merryfield at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Chard.  He is buried in Patrick Cemetery, Isle of Man

29 Jun 52

POTTER, ERNEST ALFRED  (642467) age: 32

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Wittering at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Leicester.  He is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Wittering

30 Jun 52

EDMONDS, JAMES WILLIAM  (626192) age: 31

Cpl

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 Marlborough.  He is buried in Penbrooke Cemetery

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