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Casualties - August 1953


1 Aug

SHADWELL, JOHN  (4066989) age: 20

AC1

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 Fayid Military Cemetery

1 Aug

GRAY, DENNIS  (4053448) age: 21

A/Cpl

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 Gainsborough.  He is buried in Gainsborough Cemetery

4 Aug

SMITH, PATRICK WILLIAM  (3513159) age: 18

LAC

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 Bristol.  He is buried in Great Somerford Cemetery

6 Aug

HABERGHAM, GORDON  (4096976) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Changi and died.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

7 Aug

CASTLE, MICHAEL ANTHONY  (4047598) age: 21

Cpl

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

7 Aug

PARKINSON, JAMES DOUGLAS  (4083694) age: 19

LAC

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

7 Aug

HALL, DEREK HENRY  (4077193) age: 20

LAC

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

8 Aug

BERG, PETER HANSON  (4059453) age: 20

AC1

He was serving at RAF Acaster Malbis 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 Bishopthorpe Churchyard

9 Aug

LANGTON, JOHN TREVOR  (4123944) age: 18

AC1

He was serving at RAF Bempton and was killed when he fell climbing cliffs at Bempton.  He is buried in Park Cemetery, Ilkeston.

9 Aug

TEMPLE, WILLIAM  (4025255) age: 28

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Colerne at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Bath.  He is buried in Higher St Budeaux Churchyard, Plymouth

9 Aug

LEE, BRIAN STEWART  (3510525) age: 20

AC1

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

10 Aug

HICKS, FREDERICK JOSEPH ARTHUR  (4040493) age: 21

LAC

He was serving at RAF Ouston and was killed in a cliff fall at Bempton in exactly the same spot as Langton the previous day.  He is buried in Mexborough Cemetery.

10 Aug

WARMINGER, JOHN CHARLES  (4072861) age: 20

LAC

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

10 Aug

FUCHTER, JOHN FIDELIS FRANCIS  (4129113) age: 19

Cdt Sig

He was serving at RAF Swanton Morley 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 Swanton Morley Churchyard

11 Aug

BEATON, GEORGE  (2515947) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WA724 of No 141 Sqn, which disintegrated on hitting the ground during a GCA to RAF Horsham St Faith after getting below the glidepath.  He is buried in Eastwood Cemetery, Thornybank, Glasgow

11 Aug

GOWEN, DERRICK CECIL  (3509413) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WA724 of No 141 Sqn, which disintegrated on hitting the ground during a GCA to RAF Horsham St Faith after getting below the glidepath.  He is buried in Leiston Cemetery

11 Aug

CLARKE, GORDON THOMAS  (748034) age: 33

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF329 of No 107 Maintenance Unit, which he abandoned after being unable to recover from a spin near Geneifa, but he was too low and his parachute failed to open.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

11 Aug

JACKSON, RONALD  (2543423) age: 19

SAC

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF329 of No 107 Maintenance Unit, which failed to recover from a spin near Geneifa.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

14 Aug

SPEARMAN, GEOFFREY WICKHAM  (4045337) age: 21

Fg Off

He was fatally injured whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV877 of No 93 Sqn, which struck the No 4 aircraft whilst changing position in a battle formation near Werdum.  He was cremated at Ohlsdorf Crematorium

15 Aug

DIXON, ROY  (3131988) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom FB Mk 1, WE341 of No 5 Sqn, which struck the ground after stalling whilst attempting to land at RAF Bruggen.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

15 Aug

CULL, PETER JOHN  (577036) age: 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire NF Mk 10, WP254 of No 23 Sqn, which dived into the ground at high speed and exploded shortly after taking off from RAF Coltishall.  He is buried in Scottow Cemetery

15 Aug

McLEOD, DOUGLAS BALFOUR KERR  (1354870) age: 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire NF Mk 10, WP254 of No 23 Sqn, which dived into the ground at high speed and exploded shortly after taking off from RAF Coltishall.  He is buried in Scottow Cemetery

15 Aug

BOXER, DONALD GRAHAM  (3107337) age: 24

LAC

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

16 Aug

GISBORNE, JOHN MARTIN  (3508815) age: 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WA856 of No 1 Sqn, which collided with WA868 about 30 miles from Barfleur in France during a practice interception.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

16 Aug

ANTHONISZ, CLIVE HUGH PATRICK  (4053194) age: 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WA868 of No 1 Sqn, which collided with WA856 about 30 miles from Barfleur in France during a practice interception.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

16 Aug

ALLISON, WILLIAM  (4083438) age: 20

LAC

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 is buried in Salterbeck Cemetery, Workington

17 Aug

BROOK, WILLIAM ARTHUR DARVILLE CB, CBE  (16029) age: 52

AVM

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT290 of the JCU which struck a hedge at high speed after recovering from a dive from 40,000 ft, probably caused by annoxia.  He was cremated at Oxford Crematorium

18 Aug

YELDING, GASTON MICHAEL JOHN  (4061875) age: 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WA758 of No 19 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Newcastleton whilst about 20 miles off track on a cross-country flight.  He is buried in Kirby Wharfe Churchyard

18 Aug

DEELEY, ROY LESLIE  (4040933) age: 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WE964 of No 66 Sqn, which broke up on pulling out of a shallow dive near Filey in Yorkshire during a tail chase.  He is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Newton-on Ouse

19 Aug

COOPER, ROBERT FRANK  (4044909) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor NF Mk 11, WM177 of No 85 Sqn, which crashed near RAF Oakington during a night interception.  He is buried in St Dunstans Cemetery, Cheam

19 Aug

HART, MAURICE JAMES  (3507982) age: 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor NF Mk 11, WM177 of No 85 Sqn, which crashed near RAF Oakington during a night interception.  He is buried in St Michael's Cemetery, Longstanton

20 Aug

MASSINGHAM, FREDERICK CHARLES  (4072926) age: 21

A/Cpl

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 Fakenham.  He is buried in Binham Parish Church, near Fakenham

21 Aug

CARFRAY, JAMES  (2530180) age: 21

LAC

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

21 Aug

CHAPMAN, ARTHUR FREDERICK  (3134366) age: 21

LAC

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

21 Aug

McLEAN, ANDREW  (4080633) age: 19

LAC

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

21 Aug

SCOTT, CHARLES BRYAN  (1457498) age: 30

A/Sgt

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

22 Aug

ROCK, DAVID ERNEST  (3130692) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WA933 of No 222 Sqn, which crashed into a house near New Gilston in Fife as he was descending over what he thought was the sea.  He is buried in Berkswich Churchyard, Stafford

22 Aug

O'ROURKE, PETER JAMES  (2547799) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Lichfield 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 Whitchurch Cemetery

26 Aug

HOFFMAN, WILLIAM FREDERICK  (150015) age: 39

A/Sqn Ldr

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

28 Aug

WHITE, HERBERT  (344291) age: 51

Flt Sgt

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

30 Aug

MILLS, JOHN DAVID  (2527584) age: 20

Jnr Tech

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 Dover.  He is buried in Charlton Cemetery, Dover

31 Aug

HINDE, IAN RIDLEY  (607168) age: 23

Fg Off

A member of No 2 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WH189 of No 87 Sqn, which crashed into a hillside after hitting power cables whilst flying in a valley following a practice attack on another Meteor.  He is buried in Cologne Military Cemetery

31 Aug

SMITH, ARNOLD KELDAY  (4060883) age: 25

Fg Off

A member of No 2 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WH189 of No 87 Sqn, which crashed into a hillside after hitting power cables whilst flying in a valley following a practice attack on another Meteor.  He is buried in Cologne Military Cemetery

31 Aug

HAMMOND, DOUGLAS  (4120440) age: 18

AC1

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

31 Aug

WASSELL, DOUGLAS MALCOLM  (4075839) age: 20

SAC

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 Wellington.  He is buried in Cannock Cemetery

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