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Casualties - July 1952


 1 Jul 52

STAFFORD, JOHN ARTHUR  (3510810) age: 21

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FX416 of No 5 Flying Training School which dived into the ground shortly after taking off from Indiva in Southern Rhodesia.  He is buried in Gwelo Cemetery

 2 Jul 52

SMITH, GORDON WOOD  (176513) age: 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Brigand TF Mk 1, RH753 of the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment which crashed at Bremerton Heath shortly after taking off following an engine failure.  He is buried in Durrington Cemetery, Worthing

 3 Jul 52

VARNEY, DAVID HALDANE  (4041912) age: 19

LAC

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

 3 Jul 52

REVIS, RICHARD HENRY  (3500915) age: 23

SAC

He was serving at RAF Rufforth at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in North Kesteven.  He was cremated at Lawnswood Crematorium, Leeds

 3 Jul 52

SANDERSON, MALCOLM EDGAR  (3127974) age: 20

SAC

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

7 Jul 52

SMITH, ROBIN  (4093685) age: 21

AC2

He was serving at RAF West Kirby at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Durham S E.  He is buried in Duncombe Cemetery, Ferryhill

8 Jul 52

WIGHTMAN, KENNETH CRECY  (4025285) age: 22

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Yatesbury at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Chippenham.  He was cremated at Bristol Crematorium

9 Jul 52

BALL, ROBERT GEORGE  (2510791) age: 19

LAC

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

10 Jul 52

LUTLEY, PETER JOHN  (31192) age: 37

Wg Cdr

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in London.  He was cremated at Kingston on Thames Crematorium

11 Jul 52

LINES, RICHARD BUTLER  (3508089) age: 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire F Mk 1, VF300 of No 208 Advanced Flying School, which crashed at Stoke under Ham in Somerset after breaking up in a vertical dive after falling out of formation during a formation roll.  He is buried in Hinckley Cemetery

12 Jul 52

WYBORN, RAYMOND GEORGE SYLVANUS  (3039107) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV683 of No 72 Sqn, which collided with WA366 of the same unit during a formation roll near North Weald.  He is buried in St Andrew's Churchyard, North Weald

12 Jul 52

RANDALL, CECIL VICTOR  (3045887) age: 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, WA366 of No 72 Sqn, which collided with VV683 of the same unit during a formation roll near North Weald.  He is buried in St Andrew's Churchyard, North Weald

13 Jul 52

GOWING, TERRENCE JAMES  (2461216) age: 20

LAC

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

14 Jul 52

ABIGAIL, EDWARD SAMUEL  (3502052) age: 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV227 of No 93 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Broekzetel in Germany after a drop tank came off and took the tailplane and elevator with it.  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery

14 Jul 52

THOMAS, DAVID GWYNDAF  (4065364) age: 19

AC2

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 Merioneth S.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Penmachno, Caernarvonshire

14 Jul 52

HACKNEY, JOHN WALTER  (4082112) age: 20

LAC

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.  He was cremated at St Faith's Crematorium, Horsham St Faith

16 Jul 52

CHALKLEY, DENNIS EDWARD JOHN DFC  (1600121) age: 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF704 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which he abandoned near Otteringham in East Yorkshire following a collision but he did not survive.  He is buried in Roffey Cemetery. Horsham

16 Jul 52

LENNON, DAVID  (1455970) age: 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson C Mk 19, VM381 of the Central Signals Establishment which stalled and crashed on the downwind leg of the circuit at Watton during a asymmetric overshoot.  He is buried in Watton Cemetery

16 Jul 52

RAPER, EDWARD  (1455788) age: 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson C Mk 19, VM381 of the Central Signals Establishment which stalled and crashed on the downwind leg of the circuit at Watton during a asymmetric overshoot.  He is buried in Thorne Parish Cemetery

16 Jul 52

BEEVERS, PETER GRANVILLE FRANK  (4087832) age: 18

AC1

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 North Kesteven.  He is buried in Gawber Churchyard

17 Jul 52

CUTHBERT, CLAUDE EMBLING  (516187) age: 41

A/WO

He was serving at RAF Spitalgate at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Grantham.  He was cremated at Nottingham Crematorium

18 Jul 52

DRABBLE, RICHARD BARRIE  (2534285) age: 19

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF704 of No 3 Flying Training School, which flicked and dived inverted into the ground near Downham Market during a high speed dive.  He is buried in City Road Cemetery, Sheffield

19 Jul 52

HAMILTON, BRIAN  (3129683) age: 20

Plt Off

He was flying in Meteor NF Mk 11, WD716 of No 228 OCU, which ditched in Saltwick Bay off Whitby following a double engine failure during a night GCI sortie.  He attempted to swim ashore but drowned.  He is buried in Leeming Churchyard

19 Jul 52

STURGESS, DESMOND REGINALD  (3504412) age: 21

Sgt

He was flying in Meteor NF Mk 11, WD716 of No 228 OCU, which ditched in Saltwick Bay off Whitby following a double engine failure during a night GCI sortie.  He abandoned the aircraft prior to ditching but was not found.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

19 Jul 52

WILLETT, RICHARD HENRY  (4097946) age: 18

AC2

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

21 Jul 52

LANSLEY, JAMES FLEPPAND  (2483667) age: 23

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, NA868 of No 2 Air Navigation School Sqn, which stalled into the ground at Emsworth during a asymmetric overshoot.  He is buried in St Dunstans Cemetery

21 Jul 52

MARSHALL, DONALD TERENCE  (500555) age: 33

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, NA868 of No 2 Air Navigation School Sqn, which stalled into the ground at Emsworth during an asymmetric overshoot.  He is buried in St Nicholas's Churchyard, West Thorney

22 Jul 52

O'SULLIVAN, LAURENCE JAMES THOMAS  (607152) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor FR Mk 9, WB139 of No 79 Sqn, which he abandoned following a double engine failure near Gutersloh but did not survive.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover.

22 Jul 52

RAYNER, GERALD  (2503559) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT264 of No 215 Advanced Flying School, which crashed at Castle Donington after hitting a tree whilst attempting an emergency landing having run short of fuel.  He is buried in Burton on the Wolds Churchyard

22 Jul 52

CLOUGH, THOMAS VIVIAN  (1425989) age: 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hornet F Mk 4, WF968 of the Overseas Ferry Unit which rolled and dived into the sea off Muharraq following an engine fire.  He is buried in American Mission Cemetery, Manama, Bahrein

23 Jul 52

BENTLEY, GEORGE HENRY DEXTER  (2513837) age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, WA264 of No 202 Advanced Flying School, which spun into the sea off Valley on emerging from cloud.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

24 Jul 52

CLARK, MALCOLM  (2481714) age: 20

SAC

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor NF Mk 11, WD608 of No 141 Sqn, which dived steeply into sea off Happisburgh in Norfolk during a live firing exercise against a towed target.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

24 Jul 52

McKEEN, HENRY  (1569119) age: 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor NF Mk 11, WD608 of No 141 Sqn, which dived steeply into sea off Happisburgh in Norfolk during a live firing exercise against a towed target.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

24 Jul 52

BLOOMFIELD, IAN  (4021873) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, RA369 of No 215 Advanced Flying School, which exploded and dived into the sea off Donna Nook.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

24 Jul 52

McNAB, MARGARET STEWART  (5308) age: 48

Flt Off

She was killed or died whilst serving at RAF Gloucester, but her death was registered in Kensington.  She is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Halton

25 Jul 52

DONALDSON, COLIN ROBERT  (3129661) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, WA283 of No 112 Sqn, which failed to pull out of a diving attack on another aircraft and crashed near Haywards Heath.  He was cremated at Enfield Crematorium

25 Jul 52

HOADLEY, OWEN HARRY  (3039511) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WA821 of No 222 Sqn, which flew into the ground and crashed through two stone walls whilst low flying in bad visibility.  He is buried in Brenchley Parish Churchyard

25 Jul 52

DYBALL, ERIC THOMAS WILLIAM  (4083441) age: 22

AC1

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

25 Jul 52

BURSTEIN, IRVING LEONARD  (2469374) age: 20

Plt Off

He was serving at RAF Northwood 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 Willesden Cemetery

25 Jul 52

CHEESEMAN, DEREK  (2545816) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Padgate 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 Canwick Road Cemetery, Lincoln

25 Jul 52

WORRALL, THOMAS FREDERICK PETER  (4100166) age: 17

AC2

He was serving at RAF Sutton-on-Hull at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Prescot.  He is buried in Whiston Church Cemetery, Prescot

26 Jul 52

JONES, JOHN BRISCOE  (53806) age: 39

Flt Lt

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

28 Jul 52

DUKE, MICHAEL GAVIN  (2495184) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WK647 of No 54 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Hook in Hampshire whilst executing a barrel roll on its return from a air-to-air gunnery sortie.  He is buried in Canford Cemetery

28 Jul 52

BRIDGE, TIMOTHY ALLMAN  (58304) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2 B, KF948 of the Central Flying School which collided with FS822 of the same unit near Calmsden in Gloucestershire.  He is buried in All Hallows Churchyard, South Cerney

28 Jul 52

HUGHES, DOUGLAS GORDON  (1320867) age: 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2 B, KF948 of the Central Flying School which collided with FS822 of the same unit near Calmsden in Gloucestershire.  He is buried in All Hallows Churchyard, South Cerney

28 Jul 52

MAY, ALAN LEONARD JOSE  (189886) age: 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FS822 of the Central Flying School which collided with KF948 of the same unit near Calmsden in Gloucestershire.  He is buried in All Hallows Churchyard, South Cerney

28 Jul 52

STOKES, WALTER CYRIL  (1315186) age: 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FS822 of the Central Flying School which collided with KF948 of the same unit near Calmsden in Gloucestershire.  He is buried in All Hallows Churchyard, South Cerney

29 Jul 52

NEWBROOK, LAURENCE JULIUS  (4038056) age: 22

Jnr Tech

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

29 Jul 52

CHAMBERS, COLIN EDGAR  (3132289) age: 19

LAC

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 is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Doncaster

30 Jul 52

WILLIAMS, CHARLES DONALD  (2507362) age: 19

AC2

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

31 Jul 52

NODDER, DAVID WALTER  (2527575) age: 19

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford T Mk 2, EB746 of No 14 Flying Training School, which flew into the ground on the final approach to Holme on Spalding Moor.  He was cremated at Scholes Crematorium

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