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Casualties - September 1952


 3 Sep 52

VEERAPPEN, VOLAYTHUM  (PS/1092/A) age:

Off Cdt

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

 3 Sep 52

UPWARD, DENNIS RONALD  (4030557) age: 21

SAC

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 Lambeth.  He was cremated at Borough Crematorium, Brighton

4 Sep 52

FARROW, WILLIAM ERNEST  (119548) age: 40

Sqn Ldr

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 Windsor.  He was cremated at St John's Crematorium, Woking

8 Sep 52

WILLOCK, FRANK  (157587) age: 50

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Middle Wallop but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Yardley Cemetery, Birmingham

9 Sep 52

BURBRIDGE, DOUGLAS COLIN  (4038571) age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 9, WL567 of No 6 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames whilst inverted in a low level slow roll.  He is buried in Habbaniya Cemetery

9 Sep 52

PETTY, COLIN  (578727) age: 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WA822 of No 66 Sqn, which dived into the ground at a steep angle near Coxwold in Yorkshire whilst making a formation climb after take off.  He is buried in Newton on Ouse Churchyard

9 Sep 52

WINGHAM, ERIC GEORGE EDMOND  (193070) age: 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, VZ542 of No Stn Flt, RAF Tangmere Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames whilst inverted in a low level slow roll.  He is buried in St Andrew's Churchyard, Tangmere

11 Sep 52

DE LA HARPE, DAVID STERNDALE  (607205) age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV458 of No 5 Sqn, which disintegrated after hitting the ground near Hildesheim whilst executing a steep turn during a tail chase.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover.

11 Sep 52

STEWART, JOHN DAVID  (590983) age: 33

WO

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 Bridgend.  He is buried in Llantwit Major Cemetery

12 Sep 52

WILLIS, THOMAS ALLAN  (91247) age: 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV526 of No 608 Sqn, which flew into the ground inverted in a roll shortly after taking off from El Aouina in Tunisia.  He is buried in Borgel Cemetery, El Aouina, Tunisia

12 Sep 52

GEE, ALEXANDER WALTER ARTHUR  (1066637) age: 35

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson T Mk 21, VV987 of the Central Navigation and Control School which flew into The Wrekin whilst re-positioning for a second controlled descent through cloud to Shawbury.  He is buried in St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Shawbury

13 Sep 52

FLEMING, STANLEY SHANKS  (2551136) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Dalcross 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 Lochgelly Cemetery

14 Sep 52

MAY, ALAN WILLIAM  (4059633) age: 22

LAC

He was serving at RAF Seaton Snook at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Darlington.  He is buried in Boston Public Cemetery

15 Sep 52

JARVIS, KENNETH WILLIAM  (197594) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson T Mk 22, VS598 of the RAF Technical College, which collided with VS603 of the same unit shortly after completing a flypast at Debden Battle of Britain day.  He is buried in New Writtle Road Cemetery

15 Sep 52

SHERRIFF, PETER  (125575) age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson T Mk 22, VS603 of the RAF Technical College, which collided with VS598 of the same unit shortly after completing a flypast at Debden Battle of Britain day.  He was cremated at Woking Crematorium

16 Sep 52

ELLWOOD, ANTHONY JOHN AUBREY  (150442) age: 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT127 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which hit the ground and disintegrated on recovering from a steep dive at Driffield whilst practicing for the Battle of Britain air display, a civilian employee was also killed.  He was cremated at Hull Crematorium

16 Sep 52

MINIFIE, JOHN GASPAR  (39889) age: 36

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Sycamore HR Mk 12, WV782 of the ASWDU which crashed into a car park at St Austall whilst giving a night landing demonstration when the engine lost power, a civilian was also killed.  He is buried in Fairpark Cemetery, St Columb Minor

17 Sep 52

BARTOS, FRANTISEK  (787052) age: 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WL454 of No 20 Maintenance Unit, which flew into high ground at Cranham near Gloucester after flying into cloud during a publicity demonstration flight over Gloucester.  He is buried in Monastery Cemetery, Woodchester

17 Sep 52

QUIRK, ERIC ERNEST JAMES  (2495201) age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WL454 of No 20 Maintenance Unit, which flew into high ground at Cranham near Gloucester after flying into cloud during a publicity demonstration flight over Gloucester.  He is buried in Borough Cemetery, Douglas, Isle of Man

17 Sep 52

NESBITT, RAYMOND RAMSAY  (4024057) age: 23

SAC

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

17 Sep 52

THORNLEY, ALAN  (2607863) age: 22

Plt Off

He was serving at RAF Chivenor at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Plymouth.  He was cremated at Newcastle upon Tyne Crematorium

17 Sep 52

BRITNOR, HAROLD EDMUND  (4103647) age: 18

AC2

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 Surrey N E.  He is buried in Brookwood Cemetery

18 Sep 52

FERNS, ERNEST  (4097722) age: 18

AC2

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 Manchester.  He is buried in St Andrews Cemetery, Droylesden

19 Sep 52

DIXON, JOHN ANTHONY  (4034380) age: 21

LAC

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

19 Sep 52

DABBS, KENNETH JOHN  (4041576) age: 20

LAC

He was serving at RAF Deversoir and died from Leukaemia which failed to be detected during his pre-embarkation medical.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

19 Sep 52

O'TOOLE, JAMES  (2514621) age: 22

LAC

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

19 Sep 52

WILLIAMS, DESMOND THOMAS  (4049516) age: 20

LAC

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

21 Sep 52

CRAIG, RICHARD ALAN LINDSAY  (4040938) age: 21

Fg Off

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 Harrow.  He was cremated at Mortlake Crematorium

22 Sep 52

LEEKS, MICHAEL ARTHUR  (2545997) age: 20

AC1

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

23 Sep 52

McDOWELL, JAMES ALEXANDER  (1127700) age: 44

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Aldergrove at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in N Ireland?.  He is buried in Portstewart Cemetery

24 Sep 52

MOUNTNEY, DESMOND EDWARD  (2526535) age: 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WL409 of No 266 Sqn, which flew into high ground at Stadtoldendorf in Germany whilst descending through cloud with a faulty radio.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

24 Sep 52

SWASH, PATRICK FRANCIS CRANLEIGH  (2600130) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WL409 of No 266 Sqn, which flew into high ground at Stadtoldendorf in Germany whilst descending through cloud with a faulty radio.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

25 Sep 52

GILLARD, JOHN WILLIAM  (3509628) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire F Mk 3, VF279 of No 208 Advanced Flying School, which dived into the ground from cloud near Merryfield as he prepared to land.  He is buried in Ilton Cemetery, Ilminster

25 Sep 52

FLETCHER, ALAN LESLIE  (4030795) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VZ813 of No 229 OCU, which dived vertically into the ground near Two Bridges in Devon during a practice 'dog-fight'.  He is buried in Southbourne Cemetery

25 Sep 52

NEWMAN, ANTHONY JOHN  (4081428) age: 19

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, EX358 of No 4 Flying Training School Sqn, which dived vertically into the ground whilst flying below a severe electrical storm.  He is buried in Bulawayo Cemetery

25 Sep 52

KEYTE, CYRIL GEOFFREY  (173050) age: 31

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF482 of No 5 Flying Training School which  flew into trees on high ground during an overshoot near Tornhill in Southern Rhodesia.  He is buried in Gwelo Cemetery

25 Sep 52

WARREN, LESLIE MAURICE  (3510803) age: 22

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF498 of No 5 Flying Training School which crashed during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Gwelo Cemetery

25 Sep 52

GEDDIS, JOHN ARTHUR  (4009796) age: 21

LAC

He was serving at RAF Holme on Spalding Moor at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Howden.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery

26 Sep 52

JONES, HERBERT ROY  (1890361) age: 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF Mk 36, RL189 of No 199 Sqn, which yawed on take off from Hemswell following an engine failure and crashed into a tree.  He is buried in Hemswell Village Cemetery

26 Sep 52

READ, ERIC JAMES  (579582) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF Mk 36, RL189 of No 199 Sqn, which yawed on take off from Hemswell following an engine failure and crashed into a tree.  He is buried in West Herrington Village Cemetery

26 Sep 52

CAISTER, JOHN ALAN  (4069207) age: 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, EE528 of No 205 Advanced Flying School, which spiralled into the North Sea off Seaham in County Durham during an aerobatic sortie.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

26 Sep 52

WILLS, WILLIAM FRANK  (3510883) age: 23

A/Plt Off

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF482 of No 5 Flying Training School which flew into trees on high ground during an overshoot near Tornhill in Southern Rhodesia.  He is buried in Gwelo Cemetery

27 Sep 52

CLARKE, RONALD  (4029742) age: 22

Cpl

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

29 Sep 52

AGGETT, ALAN EDWARD  (579702) age: 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WH472 of No 263 Sqn, which flew into high ground after entering cloud shortly after taking off from Middleton St George.  He is buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Newton Abbott

29 Sep 52

MYERS, THOMAS  (4056463) age: 19

LAC

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 Chorley.  He is buried in Chorley Cemetery

30 Sep 52

ALLEN, ROLAND  (1921535) age: 21

LAC

He was serving at RAF Marham but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in Uplands Cemetery, Smethwick

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