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Casualties - October 1952


 2 Oct 52

CRUICKSHANK, OLIVER MATTINSON  (2316889) age: 24

Fg Off

He died whilst serving on an attachment from No 205 Sqn with No 77 Sqn RAAF.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained.

 3 Oct 52

FLETCHER, FRANCIS ANTHONY  (4040593) age: 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VZ834 of No 4 Sqn, which crashed during an overshoot at Jever whilst making an emergency landing at Jever.  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery

5 Oct 52

SHERIFF, WILLIAM RONALDSON  (4103351) age: 29

SAC

He was serving at RAF Lords Bridge and was killed when he was hit by a car at Sawtry as he ran across the road.  He was cremated at Scholemoor Crematorium, Bradford.

5 Oct 52

KEETON, DOROTHY YVONNE  (2820193) age: 18

ACW1

She was killed or died whilst serving at RAF Gloucester, but her death was registered in Peterborough.  She is buried in Long Eaton Cemetery

6 Oct 52

SMITH, JAMES HERBERT  (3132562) age: 21

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 Atherton Cemetery

7 Oct 52

WOODARD, RAYMOND  (652408) age: 31

Sgt

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 North Kesteven.  He is buried in Hull Road Cemetery, Withernsea

7 Oct 52

DUNCAN, FREDERICK ARNOLD  (512234) age: 46

WO

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 Christ Church Cemetery, Swindon

7 Oct 52

HUGHES, HARRY  (4033389) age: 31

SAC

He was serving at RAF West Raynham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Kings Lynn.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, East Raynham

8 Oct 52

ARUNDEL, KENNETH GEORGE  (2514244) age: 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 1, VP286 of No 236 OCU, which crashed into the sea of Tarbet Ness during a night sortie, cause unknown.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

8 Oct 52

CALLOW, WILLIAM ALFRED  (582322) age: 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 1, VP286 of No 236 OCU, which crashed into the sea of Tarbet Ness during a night sortie, cause unknown.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

8 Oct 52

DEANS, ROGER BRIAN  (2539919) age: 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 1, VP286 of No 236 OCU, which crashed into the sea of Tarbet Ness during a night sortie, cause unknown.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

8 Oct 52

FUNNELL, BRYAN KEITH  (2515979) age: 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 1, VP286 of No 236 OCU, which crashed into the sea of Tarbet Ness during a night sortie, cause unknown.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

8 Oct 52

GILLESPIE, GEORGE HUNTER  (2533107) age: 19

SAC

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 1, VP286 of No 236 OCU, which crashed into the sea of Tarbet Ness during a night sortie, cause unknown.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

8 Oct 52

HILL, GEOFFREY  (2515943) age: 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 1, VP286 of No 236 OCU, which crashed into the sea of Tarbet Ness during a night sortie, cause unknown.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

8 Oct 52

HUNTER, RAYMOND  (2515252) age: 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 1, VP286 of No 236 OCU, which crashed into the sea of Tarbet Ness during a night sortie, cause unknown.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground

8 Oct 52

JOHNSTONE, ALEXANDER  (2402101) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 1, VP286 of No 236 OCU, which crashed into the sea of Tarbet Ness during a night sortie, cause unknown.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

8 Oct 52

KILBRIDE, DOMINIC CHARLES  (2515918) age: 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 1, VP286 of No 236 OCU, which crashed into the sea of Tarbet Ness during a night sortie, cause unknown.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

8 Oct 52

LEIGHTON, TREVOR ERNEST  (4037551) age: 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 1, VP286 of No 236 OCU, which crashed into the sea of Tarbet Ness during a night sortie, cause unknown.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

8 Oct 52

PINN, EDWARD WILLIAM GEORGE  (579555) age: 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 1, VP286 of No 236 OCU, which crashed into the sea of Tarbet Ness during a night sortie, cause unknown.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

8 Oct 52

SMITH, HERBERT ARTHUR  (3133459) age: 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 1, VP286 of No 236 OCU, which crashed into the sea of Tarbet Ness during a night sortie, cause unknown.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

8 Oct 52

SOUTHGATE, DEREK JOSIAH  (2420343) age: 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 1, VP286 of No 236 OCU, which crashed into the sea of Tarbet Ness during a night sortie, cause unknown.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

8 Oct 52

WESTERN, JOHN CLAUDE  (1318803) age: 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 1, VP286 of No 236 OCU, which crashed into the sea of Tarbet Ness during a night sortie, cause unknown.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

8 Oct 52

BENJAFIELD, ERNEST ALBERT  (4074032) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Biggin Hill 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 Edmonton Cemetery

8 Oct 52

KEMPSTER, JAMES WILLIAM MILES  (2501924) age: 20

LAC

He was serving at RAF Biggin Hill 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 Tunbridge Wells Cemetery

8 Oct 52

MASTERS, JOHN MICHAEL  (2566369) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Hednesford 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 Westerham Churchyard

8 Oct 52

NEWLYN, JOHN WILLIAM  (2566266) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Hednesford 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 Streatham Park Cemetery

8 Oct 52

DYER, ROY ARTHUR  (3509916) age: 19

LAC

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

8 Oct 52

GLAZEBROOK, CHARLES ANTHONY  (4069331) age: 19

AC1

He was serving with No 2 Armoured Car Sqn RAF Regiment and was killed when the GMC Otter he was driving hit a boulder and overturned.  He is buried in RAF Cemetery Amman.

10 Oct 52

GROVE, WILFRED GEORGE  (4060770) age: 22

AC2

He was serving at RAF Leeming at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in York.  He is buried in Old Walls Cemetery, Llanrhidian, Glamorgan

11 Oct 52

BARBOUR, THOMAS HALLIDAY  (2528096) age: 21

LAC

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 Kilmun Cemetery

12 Oct 52

JEFFREYS, CHARLES ARTHUR  (500347) age: 34

Flt Lt

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 Wolverhampton.  He is buried in Llandysilio Cemetery

12 Oct 52

HUDGHTON, GEORGE WILLIAMSON  (543931) age: 32

Chf Tech

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 Dysart Cemetery

13 Oct 52

PURCELL, FRANCIS PATRICK  (4008095) age: 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP387 of No 6 Air Navigation School which struck the ground whilst in the circuit at Lichfield in bad visibility.  He is buried in Roscommon Cemetery, Ireland

14 Oct 52

GREEN, PETER GEORGE  (1804133) age: 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson C Mk 12, PH708 of No 2 Tactical Air Force Communication Sqn, which hit a building whilst attempting a forced landing at Wildeshausen in Germany in bad weather following a radio failure.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

15 Oct 52

ARCHER, RONALD WILLIAM  (2419710) age: 22

AC1

Neither the unit on which he was serving nor his cause of death have yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Edmonton.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

15 Oct 52

HODGES, LEONARD BRYANT  (3030961) age: 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP319 of No 1 Air Navigation School, which swung on take off from Hullavington and crashed into a hanger during an instrument take off in fog.  He is buried in Rogate Cemetery, near Petersfield

15 Oct 52

PAIN, NORMAN LESLIE  (1587983) age: 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP319 of No 1 Air Navigation School, which swung on take off from Hullavington and crashed into a hanger during an instrument take off in fog.  He is buried in Trowbridge Cemetery

15 Oct 52

PHILLIPS, JOHN PATRICK  (2523621) age: 22

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP319 of No 1 Air Navigation School, which swung on take off from Hullavington and crashed into a hanger during an instrument take off in fog.  He was cremated at Brighton Corporation Crematorium

15 Oct 52

SAUNDERS, ANTHONY JOHN  (2526597) age: 19

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP319 of No 1 Air Navigation School, which swung on take off from Hullavington and crashed into a hanger during an instrument take off in fog.  He is buried in Chippenham Cemetery

15 Oct 52

CORBETT, JOHN NICHOLAS  (52238) age: 33

Flt Lt

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 Salisbury.  He was cremated at Southampton Crematorium

16 Oct 52

WILSON, ALASTAIR THOMAS  (3511492) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Swinderby 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 Glasgow Crematorium

17 Oct 52

CARMICHAEL, IAN CLINTON  (4054412) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WK690 of No 72 Sqn, which collided with WK749 of the same unit near Witham in Essex whilst part of an attacking formation.  He is buried in St Andrews Churchyard, North Weald

17 Oct 52

MULDOWNIE, CHARLES  (1568861) age: 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WK749 of No 72 Sqn, which collided with WK690 of the same unit near Witham in Essex whilst part of an attacking formation.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

17 Oct 52

BROOKS, REGINALD VINCENT  (3128660) age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF138 of No 3 Flying Training School, which struck a sandbank and crashed into the sea near Kings Lynn whilst executing a roll at low level.  He is buried in St Nicholas Churchyard, Feltwell

17 Oct 52

GREEN, JAMES RODERICK  (2515902) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF138 of No 3 Flying Training School, which struck a sandbank and crashed into the sea near Kings Lynn whilst executing a roll at low level.  He is buried in St Nicholas Churchyard, Feltwell

17 Oct 52

GOOCH, JOHN REGINALD HAIG  (4065740) age: 19

A/Cpl

He was serving with the RAF Police in Singapore and was knocked down and killed whilst on foot patrol in Singapore by a taxi.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

18 Oct 52

ALEXANDER, NORMAN GEORGE  (1213987) age: 31

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Debden 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 Norwich Cemetery

19 Oct 52

POLING, PETER CHARLES  (57388) age: 30

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Seletar and died from pneumonia following an operation at British Military Hospital Singapore.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery.

21 Oct 52

PRYSE, JOHN  (172118) age: 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford T Mk 1, PH173 of No 1689 Flt Sqn, which he abandoned near Ludlow in Shropshire after the aircraft lost a propeller blade during an instrument training sortie but his parachute failed to open in time.  He is buried in Kingston on Thames Cemetery

22 Oct 52

PRIOR, MAURICE WILLIAM  (3130318) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, VZ461 of No 43 Sqn, which crashed in the sea off the Northumberland coast after control was lost in cloud.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

22 Oct 52

JONES, CLIFFORD JOSEPH  (3504075) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, VZ563 of No 63 Sqn, which flew into the ground whilst descending through cloud and rain having refused assistance from the Approach Controller.  He is buried in Walsall Wood C of E Cemetery

22 Oct 52

TAIT, RAY WILLIAM  (3510192) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT224 of No 215 Advanced Flying School, which cartwheeled and broke up after a wing struck the ground during a landing at Finningley.  He is buried in St Katherine's Churchyard, Merstham

22 Oct 52

GREY, THOMAS JAMES POOLE  (3508658) age: 20

Plt Off

He was serving at RAF Leeming at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Northallerton.  He is buried in Blackhall Cemetery, West Hartlepool

23 Oct 52

CROWE, JOHN FREDERICK  (585338) age: 20

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Chipmunk T Mk 10, WK510 of No 5 Basic Flying Training School which crashed near Loughborough after hitting trees whilst making a turn at low level.  He was cremated at Gilroes Crematorium, Leicester

25 Oct 52

KENT, MERVYN FRANCIS  (4055701) age: 20

A/Cpl

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

25 Oct 52

HENDERSON, PETER ALEXANDER  (4095235) age: 21

A/Plt Off

He was serving at RAF Moreton-in-Marsh at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Ploughley.  He was cremated at Croydon Crematorium

26 Oct 52

MICKLEBURGH, GERALD WALTER THOMAS  (315080) age: 42

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 3 FTS, RAF Feltwell and died in the RAF Hospital Ely from Glycaemia, Heart Failure and Malignant Hypertension.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained.

27 Oct 52

DILL, JOHN MICHAEL  (2521918) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VW268 of No 205 Advanced Flying School, which dived into the ground near Hawnby on the North Yorkshire moors at high speed during a night GCI sortie as a result of annoxia.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

31 Oct 52

KENDALL, ERNEST  (615269) age: 33

Cpl

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Liverpool N.  He is buried in Stanhope Parish Council Cemetery

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