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Casualties - June 1953


2 Jun

SANDIFORD, IVAN TREVOR  (4089662) age: 19

LAC

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 .  He is buried in City of London Cemetery

4 Jun

KING, JOHN EDWARD YOUNG  (3039097) age: 26

Flt Lt

He disappeared whilst flying in a F-86 Sabre of the 25th FIS, 51st Fighter Interception Wing, USAF, on a mission out of K-13 at Suwon in Korea whilst on an exchange posting.  

4 Jun

SMITH, RICHARD ARTHUR  (4096151) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Dishforth at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Nottingham.  He is buried in Old Marston Church Cemetery

4 Jun

BATSTONE, HAROLD  (3129339) age: 21

AC1

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

5 Jun

STAINSBY, NORMAN  (46609) age: 52

A/Sqn Ldr

He was serving with No 29 and he died in the RAF Hospital Rintein, BAOR.  He is buried in Sleaford Cemetery

5 Jun

RODERICK, EUGENE  (704936) age: 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sabre F Mk 4, XB863 of No 147 Sqn, which was lost during a formation practice flight following a failure of the radio compass, but a cause was not found.  He is buried in Cote-De-Neiges Cemetery, Montreal

9 Jun

SMITH, GORDON HAROLD  (4054405) age: 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire NF Mk 10, WM671 of No 23 Sqn, which crashed on a night approach to RAF Coltishall.  He is buried in Scottow Cemetery

11 Jun

BAGHURST, GREVILLE CHARLES  (4065518) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire NF Mk 10, WM671 of No 23 Sqn, which crashed on a night approach to RAF Coltishall.  He is buried in Aberbeeg Cemetery

12 Jun

GOODALL, MICHAEL JOHN  (3127324) age: 21

Flt Cdt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF272 of the RAF College, which crashed near Barkston Heath on the 'downwind' leg of the circuit during his first night solo on type.  He is buried in Sidcup Cemetery

13 Jun

HANRATTY, BERNARD NOEL  (1903506) age: 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor NF Mk 11, WM258 of No 264 Sqn, which flew into the ground whilst still flying in cloud at Easton in North Yorkshire during a practice attack on RAF Thornaby.  He is buried in York Cemetery

13 Jun

LOMAS, JIM DFC, AFC and Bar  (47118) age: 34

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor NF Mk 11, WM258 of No 264 Sqn, which flew into the ground whilst still flying in cloud at Easton during a practice attack on RAF Thornaby.  He is buried in Thornaby-on-Tees Cemetery

13 Jun

DAVIES, CHARLES DAVID  (853707) age: 40

Sgt

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

14 Jun

GAYWOOD, RICHARD JAMES  (2236536) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FX373 of No 5 Flying Training School which collided with FX431 of the same unit during a formation flypast at RAF New Sarum.  He is buried in Gwelo Cemetery

14 Jun

MILES, PETER OSBORNE DFC  (112012) age: 34

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FX431 of No 5 Flying Training School which collided with FX373 of the same unit during a formation flypast at RAF New Sarum.  He is buried in Gwelo Cemetery

14 Jun

THURBIN, MICHAEL PETER  (4098962) age: 19

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FX431 of No 5 Flying Training School which collided with FX373 of the same unit during a formation flypast at RAF New Sarum.  He is buried in Gwelo Cemetery

14 Jun

LOCKE, HENRY THOMAS FRANK  (46459) age: 51

Sqn Ldr

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 Portsmouth.  He is buried in Old Parish Church of St Peter, Liss, Hampshire

14 Jun

McELROY, CHARLES  (4082628) age: 19

A/Plt Off

He was being held on the establishment at RAF Ruislip at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, but he was probably killed or died whilst undergoing training in Texas.  He is buried in San Marcos Cemetery, Texas

14 Jun

CHAPLIN, GEORGE ARTHUR  (4123302) age: 18

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 Liverpool N.  He is buried in Cherry Cemetery, Hayes

16 Jun

AYLING, PETER JOHN  (584868) age: 21

Cpl

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

16 Jun

HARPER, JOHN THOMAS  (4105869) age: 18

LAC

He was serving at RAF Wellesbourne Mountford at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Stratford upon Avon.  He is buried in St Martins Churchyard, Burton Agnus

16 Jun

MILLS, GEORGE  (54934) age: 33

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Wellesbourne Mountford at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Wellington.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery

17 Jun

PHILLIPS, NORMAN BRUCE  (2523708) age: 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, WG840 of No 71 Sqn, which cartwheeled and overturned whilst attempting to carry out an engine-less landing at Eindhoven having run out of fuel following the loss of the compass during a night cross country flight.  He is buried in Cologne Military Cemetery

17 Jun

APPS, ARTHUR JAMES  (4039555) age: 21

LAC

He was serving at RAF Calshot 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 Dartford Cemetery

18 Jun

YOUNGSON, PETER MICHAEL  (4107509) age: 18

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF353 of No 5 Flying Training School which made a spiral dive into the ground near Thornhill during a practice forced landing.  He is buried in Gwelo Cemetery

19 Jun

TANCRED, LOUIS GUY  (59478) age: 34

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, VW483 of No 215 Advanced Flying School, which flick rolled and dived vertically into the ground near Misterton whilst flying in an asymmetric condition with undercarriage lowered and the airbrakes extended.  He is buried in Holy Trinity & St Oswald Churchyard, Finningley

19 Jun

WOOD, JOHN MONTAGUE  (4089619) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, VW483 of No 215 Advanced Flying School, which flick rolled and dived vertically into the ground near Misterton whilst flying in an asymmetric condition with undercarriage lowered and the airbrakes extended.  He is buried in East Retford Cemetery

19 Jun

NICHOLSON, GEORGE  (2563673) age: 22

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford T Mk 2, HM745 of No 8 Flying Training School which lost height in a steep turn and struck the ground near Dalcross during a practice forced landing.  He is buried in Horsley Woodhouse Cemetery

20 Jun

GREBBY, JOHN ROBERT  (2518494) age: 20

LAC

He was serving at RAF Wunstorf at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in St Stephens Cemetery, Grimsby

21 Jun

SMITH, ALEXANDER  (51589) age: 50

Flt Lt

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

22 Jun

BUCKLEY, PATRICK  (1911412) age: 25

A/Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hastings C Mk 2, WJ335 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed as it climbed away from Abingdon after stalling due to the elevator control locks having been left on.  He is buried in St Michael's Churchyard, Lyneham

22 Jun

DODDS, JAMES DFC  (157404) age: 42

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hastings C Mk 2, WJ335 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed as it climbed away from Abingdon after stalling due to the elevator control locks having been left on.  He is buried in Clyffe Pypard Churchyard, Swindon

22 Jun

MEAD, JACK WILLIAM  (578789) age: 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hastings C Mk 2, WJ335 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed as it climbed away from Abingdon after stalling due to the elevator control locks having been left on.  He is buried in Canterbury Cemetery

22 Jun

MOURANT, HERBERT LE QUESNE  (622478) age: 36

M Sig

He was killed whilst flying in Hastings C Mk 2, WJ335 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed as it climbed away from Abingdon after stalling due to the elevator control locks having been left on.  He is buried in St Michael's Churchyard, Lyneham

22 Jun

ORRINGE, ERIC THOMAS  (127170) age: 35

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hastings C Mk 2, WJ335 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed as it climbed away from Abingdon after stalling due to the elevator control locks having been left on.  He is buried in St Mary's Church, Eastbourne

22 Jun

PLUMMER, LIONEL REGINALD  (4030796) age: 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hastings C Mk 2, WJ335 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed as it climbed away from Abingdon after stalling due to the elevator control locks having been left on.  He is buried in Church Road Cemetery, Luton

23 Jun

EVANS, EVAN EWART  (2539109) age: 20

AC1

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

24 Jun

CROOK, KENNETH GEORGE  (4036325) age: 22

SAC

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

24 Jun

ALLEN, GORDON RICHARD  (4027396) age: 25

Jnr Tech

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

24 Jun

GRIFFIN, ERIC ALBERT  (3136097) age: 22

LAC

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

25 Jun

SMELLIE, THOMAS ANTHONY  (530707) age: 49

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Henlow but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He is buried in Hillingdon Cemetery

26 Jun

MACKIE, ROBERT DOUGLAS  (2525988) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, WE841 of No 98 Sqn, which crashed after the wing struck a tree as it pulled out of dive on the Munster ranges.  He was cremated at Celle Crematorium

27 Jun

REDDISH, FRANK  (205818) age: 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Chipmunk T Mk 10, WD316 of No 19 Refresher Flying School Sqn, which dived into the ground inverted and burst into flames near Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales whilst executing a slow roll at low level.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

27 Jun

VALLANCE, KENNETH BERNARD  (187365) age: 35

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Chipmunk T Mk 10, WD316 of No 19 Refresher Flying School Sqn, which dived into the ground inverted and burst into flames near Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales whilst executing a slow roll at low level.  He was cremated at Garden of Remembrance, Anfield Crematorium

27 Jun

COLQUHOUN, DAVID WILLIAM  (150612) age: 29

A/Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Sea Hawk F Mk 1, WF149 of the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment which crashed near the Officers' Mess at Boscombe Down shortly after taking off.  He is buried in Durrington Cemetery, Worthing

27 Jun

GRAFTON, STANLEY THOMAS  (1525060) age: 30

A/Sgt

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 Wolverhampton.  He is buried in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Heathtown, Wolverhampton

29 Jun

HINXMAN, DICK  (150723) age: 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WF775 of No 500 Sqn, which dived into the ground about two miles from RAF West Malling whilst making an asymmetric GCA approach.  He is buried in Petersfield Cemetery

29 Jun

ROOKE, JAMES GARTH  (2455334) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WF775 of No 500 Sqn, which dived into the ground about two miles from RAF West Malling whilst making an asymmetric GCA approach.  He was cremated at Charing Crematorium

30 Jun

RICHARDS, COLIN  (4062641) age: 20

AC1

He was serving with No 109 MU, RAF Abyad at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

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