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Casualties - August 1952


 2 Aug 52

MANN, DAVID  (1083232) age: 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VX540 of No 52 Sqn, which was lost near Kuala Lumper during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in the crash site

 2 Aug 52

PICKRELL, JOHN DAVID  (4031316) age: 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VX540 of No 52 Sqn, which was lost near Kuala Lumper during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

 2 Aug 52

VIZARD, WILFRED JOSEPH  (163813) age: 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VX540 of No 52 Sqn, which was lost near Kuala Lumper during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in the crash site

 2 Aug 52

WALLER, PETER FRANCIS  (2547737) age: 18

Off Cdt Plt

He was serving at RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained; however his death was registered in Surrey S W.  He is buried in St Martin's Cemetery, Leatherhead

 2 Aug 52

SPRIGGS, ANTHONY STANLEY  (2554260) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Stafford at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Wisbech.  He is buried in Outwell Cemetery, near Wisbech

 3 Aug 52

KIMBERLEY, IRENE ELIZABETH  (2815071) age: 19

LACW

She was died whilst serving at RAF Kasfareet from a brain tumour.  She is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

4 Aug 52

CORBETT, GEORGE THOMAS  (3056029) age: 24

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Newton 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 Mount Vernon Cemetery, Edinburgh

5 Aug 52

PEARN, DOUGLAS JOHN  (4025338) age: 25

SAC

He was serving at RAF Middle Wallop at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Liskeard.  He is buried in Bodmin Chapel

5 Aug 52

MORLING, MALCOLM VICTOR  (4040522) age: 20

SAC

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

6 Aug 52

ATKINS, DEREK JOHN  (2506570) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire F Mk 1, TG305 of No 208 Advanced Flying School, which struck the sea and broke up during a tail chase.  He is buried in Bradstone Cemetery, Dorset

6 Aug 52

ALLEN, RODNEY  (150834) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WF828 of No 226 OCU Sqn, which crashed on a single engine overshoot at Stradishall.  He was cremated at Cambridge Crematorium

6 Aug 52

COOK, FRED NORMAN  (2507485) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WF828 of No 226 OCU Sqn, which crashed on a single engine overshoot at Stradishall.  He is buried in St Mary's Cemetery, Kelbrook, Colne

6 Aug 52

JONES, LUTHER WILBERFORCE  (714013) age: 32

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Yatesbury but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Halton Cemetery

7 Aug 52

SMITH, PETER ASHMAN  (3507711) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WE947 of No 1 Sqn, which flew into the ground whilst descending through cloud and rain having refused assistance from the Approach Controller.  He is buried in St Andrew's Churchyard, Tangmere

7 Aug 52

HUNT, STANLEY EDWIN  (3111951) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WF793 of No 228 OCU Sqn, which was being controller by ATC when it flew into a hill near Leyburn in the Yorkshire Dales probably due to the controller tracking the wrong aircraft.  He is buried in Aldershot Cemetery

7 Aug 52

PAWLIKOWSKI, JAN  (792811) age: 38

M Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WF793 of No 228 OCU Sqn, which was being controller by ATC when it flew into a hill near Leyburn in the Yorkshire Dales probably due to the controller tracking the wrong aircraft.  He is buried in Leeming Churchyard

7 Aug 52

ROURKE, JOHN PATRICK  (4036916) age: 22

Sgt

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

8 Aug 52

OGG, WILLIAM JAMES ALEXANDER  (3132663) age: 22

LAC

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

9 Aug 52

LANGRIDGE, KENNETH HARRY GEORGE  (3503206) age: 23

Cpl

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

9 Aug 52

MURDOCH, JOHN HAMILTON  (572765) age: 30

Snr Tech

He was serving at RAF St Athan at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Cardiff.  He was cremated at Glyntaff Crematorium, Pontypridd

9 Aug 52

LAVENU, AUBREY HENRY  (620996) age: 31

Sgt

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 was cremated at Carleton Crematorium, Blackpool

11 Aug 52

KIDD, JOHN SIM  (2502528) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, RA376 of No 215 Advanced Flying School, which dived into the ground near Firbeck whilst flying in formation in cloud.  He was cremated at Dundee Crematorium

11 Aug 52

MALENCZUK, JULIAN  (793842) age: 37

M Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson C Mk 19, VM407 of No 23 Maintenance Unit, which flew into Mount Snowden in poor visibility whilst collecting spares.  He is buried in Cirencester Cemetery

11 Aug 52

TRACEY, JOHN  (1076912) age: 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson C Mk 19, VM407 of No 23 Maintenance Unit, which flew into Mount Snowden in poor visibility whilst collecting spares.  He is buried in Catholic Cemetery, Mostyn, near Manchester

11 Aug 52

BANYARD, SELWYN GORDON  (4083084) age: 21

A/Plt Off

He was serving Overseas at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg

12 Aug 52

DAVIES, DOUGLAS MALCOLM  (4050162) age: 21

LAC

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

13 Aug 52

PATRICK, ALAN WILLIAM ROBERT  (1864591) age: 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 3, EE491 of No 206 Advanced Flying School, which dived into the ground on a night solo training exercise.  He is buried in Longstanton Churchyard

13 Aug 52

JONES, LEWIS JAMES  (584470) age: 20

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Prentice T Mk 1, VS750 of No 3 Flying Training School, which failed to recover from a spin near Feltwell.  He is buried in Oysternmouth Cemetery

13 Aug 52

APOSTOLIDES, JOHN GRAHAM  (156363) age: 34

Flt Lt

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 Fakenham.  He is buried in Farnham Royal Churchyard

14 Aug 52

JAGGER, JACK  (130593) age: 30

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WK657 of No 92 Sqn, which lost height, struck the ground and disintegrated on a river bank near Coningsby during an aerobatic practice.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery

14 Aug 52

WHEATLEY, MICHAEL FRANK  (2203181) age: 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Balliol T Mk 2, VR596 of the Central Fighter Establishment which he abandoned near Castle Rising in Norfolk following and engine failure but his parachute failed to deploy correctly.  He is buried in East Raynham Churchyard

14 Aug 52

McLACHLAN, ROBERT  (4040642) age: 21

AC1

He was serving at RAF Patrington 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 Berwick upon Tweed Cemetery

14 Aug 52

GILL, HARRY  (4018896) age: 27

LAC

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Kilcowie Cemetery

15 Aug 52

MARTIN, ERIC DFC  (122086) age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FT336 of No 3 Flying Training School, which collided with another aircraft near Feltwell whilst flying in formation.  He is buried in St Nicholas Churchyard, Feltwell

17 Aug 52

HOWE, NICHOLAS IAN  (4037880) age: 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire NF Mk 10, WM663 of No 151 Sqn, which flew into the sea at night off Leuchars during a low level practice interception.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

18 Aug 52

BROOKES, ESMOND HENRY GEORGE  (4034660) age: 21

Sgt

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

18 Aug 52

TRIBE, DEREK SIDNEY  (4100922) age: 18

AC2

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 Ploughley.  He is buried in Farlington Parish Church

19 Aug 52

CROSS, NORMAN AFM  (1620761) age: 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VX559 of No 30 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking off from Benson in rain and low cloud.  He is buried in Benson Parish Church

19 Aug 52

GARNES, WILLIAM ESPLIN  (1826786) age: 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VX559 of No 30 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking off from Benson in rain and low cloud.  He is buried in Brechin Cemetery

19 Aug 52

LOMAS, THOMAS FRANK WILLIAM  (3006063) age: 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VX559 of No 30 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking off from Benson in rain and low cloud.  He is buried in Finchley Cemetery

19 Aug 52

HESKETH, WILLIAM  (2497528) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor NF Mk 11, WD772 of No 228 OCU Sqn, which collided with WD714 of the same unit near Stanhope in County Durham whilst practicing head-on interceptions.  He is buried in Hurst Cemetery, Ashton-under-Lyne

19 Aug 52

PINCKARD, FRANK REGINALD  (2499435) age: 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor NF Mk 11, WD772 of No 228 OCU Sqn, which collided with WD714 of the same unit near Stanhope in County Durham whilst practicing head-on interceptions.  He was cremated at Enfield Crematorium

19 Aug 52

ROGERS, JOHN ALFRED  (Royal Air Force) age:

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford T Mk 2, V4192 of No 8 Advanced Flying Training School which came down in the Moray Firth whilst practicing circuits but the cause was not determined.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

19 Aug 52

MARCOVITCH, MILIVOLE RAAF  (RAAF) age:

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VL266 of the Empire Test Pilots School which crashed near Odiham during a flight exploring single engine flying.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

19 Aug 52

WILKINSON, LEONARD HENRY  (58950) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VL266 of the Empire Test Pilots School which crashed near Odiham during a flight exploring single engine flying.  He is buried in Ship Lane Cemetery, Farnborough

20 Aug 52

LAVOINE, M ADL'A  () age:

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV541 of No 4 Sqn, which collided with VX988 of the same unit near Jever.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

20 Aug 52

KEYSER, RICHARD JOHN  (4042608) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VX988 of No 4 Sqn, which collided with VV541 of the same unit near Jever.  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery

20 Aug 52

BURROWS, THOMAS JAMES  (3132755) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, RA429 of No 205 Advanced Flying School, which dived into the ground out of cloud near Darlington during an aerobatic sortie.  He is buried in Llandaff Cemetery, Cardiff

20 Aug 52

EDMISTON, JOHN LEONARD  (2490130) age: 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WE116 of No 231 OCU, which flew into the ground at North Thirlfield in Hampshire as it descended towards base at the conclusion of a night cross country.  He is buried in Field of Remembrance Cemetery, WOODFORD Parish Church

20 Aug 52

TINLEY, PETER  (2507864) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WE116 of No 231 OCU, which flew into the ground at North Thirlfield in Hampshire as it descended towards base at the conclusion of a night cross country.  He was cremated at Mortlake Crematorium

20 Aug 52

VINCENT, JOHN HOWARD  (3130350) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WE116 of No 231 OCU, which flew into the ground at North Thirlfield in Hampshire as it descended towards base at the conclusion of a night cross country.  He is buried in Seaford Cemetery

20 Aug 52

McLEAN, JOHN DAVID CAMPBELL  (2523806) age: 19

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FS742 of No 6 Flying Training School which crashed at Mickley in Shropshire in a descending turn shortly after take off from Ternhill at night.  He is buried in Bexley Heath Cemetery

21 Aug 52

HENDRICK, KEVIN ANTHONY  (583195) age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VZ189 of No 229 OCU, which dived into the ground on a long approach to Chivenor.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon Churchyard

21 Aug 52

TURKIE, VICTOR ANDRE  (2525789) age: 20

AC2

He was serving at RAF Stafford at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Stafford.  He is buried in Spanish and Portuguese Cemetery, Urmston

22 Aug 52

SYKES, GORDON ERIC  (4038417) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 9, WL556 of No 60 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Tengah.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

22 Aug 52

LONG, COLIN HARVEY  (1923513) age: 17

AC1

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 Chichester.  He is buried in Bognor Cemetery

24 Aug 52

MACKINS, JOHN ARTHUR  (4087973) age: 18

AC1

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

25 Aug 52

STARKINGS, PETER RAYMOND  (3043907) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hornet F Mk 3, WB903 of No 80 Sqn, which dived into the sea off Waglan Island, Hong Kong after its tail was knocked off by WF958.  He is buried in Colonial Cemetery, Hong Kong

25 Aug 52

CLARKSON, NORMAN ROSS  (3039022) age: 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hornet F Mk 4, WF958 of No 80 Sqn, which dived into the sea off Waglan Island, Hong Kong after it collided with WB903.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

27 Aug 52

JANE, WILLIAM GEORGE  (3045988) age: 23

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Linton-on-Ouse at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in York.  He was cremated at Lawnswood Crematorium, Leeds

28 Aug 52

HARVEY, ALAN  (3510189) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire F Mk 1, VF313 of No 208 Advanced Flying School, which crashed into trees near Great Dorrington in Devon at high speed.  He is buried in Ilton Cemetery, Ilminster

29 Aug 52

JACKSON, ROBERT  (1920194) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hornet F Mk 3, WB912 of No 45 Sqn, which crashed into the jungle near Seremban in Malaya shortly after attacking a terrorist target.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

29 Aug 52

THORBURN, GORDON  (2492775) age: 20

A/Cpl

He was serving with the RAF Police at RAF Waddington 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 Kilmarnock Cemetery

30 Aug 52

BYGRAVE, DENIS JOHN  () age: 16

Cdt

He was killed whilst flying in Kirby Cadet Mk 3, ? of No 143 GS, which dived into the ground from the top of a winch launch at Kenley.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

30 Aug 52

YOUNG, LEONARD FRANK  (2558136) age: 18

AC2

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 Blandford.  He is buried in Shillingstone Parish Church

30 Aug 52

GRAYSON, HARRY  (133413) age: 31

Flt Lt

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 Bakewell.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery

31 Aug 52

FARRANDS, EDWARD LITTLETON  (2603760) age: 35

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth T Mk 2, NL702 of No 8 Refresher Flying School which dived into the ground on the approach to Woodley.  He is buried in Hove Cemetery

31 Aug 52

GUINNESS, EDMUND WILFRED  (4030746) age: 23

SAC

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

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