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Casualties - November/December 1955


[December]

2 Nov

PETTITT, JACK  (1503527) age: 33

A/Flt Sgt

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 Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

4 Nov

JONKLAAS, MICHAEL LEONARD  (607498) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WG947 of No 231 OCU which dived into the ground after rolling shortly after take off from RAF Merryfield.  He is buried in Ilton Cemetery, Ilminster

5 Nov

CORNISH, FREDERICK THOMAS DFC  (1316320) age: 32

Fg 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 Frome.  He is buried in Holy Trinity Churchyard, Frome

5 Nov

TATTERSALL, BRIAN  (3514527) age: 21

Sgt

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 Doncaster.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

5 Nov

MILNE, GEORGE  (586756) age: 19

Jnr 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 Bridgend.  He is buried in Pluscarden Churchyard, Elgin

6 Nov

BATES, GORDON RICHARD  (2743391) age: 24

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 Birmingham.  He was cremated at Yardley Crematorium, Birmingham

9 Nov

BROWN, DEREK IAN  (2608004) age: 21

Plt Off

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

10 Nov

KOPECEK, VLADIMIR JULIUS  (158013) age: 38

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Ahlhorn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He was cremated at Bremen Crematorium

11 Nov

GOLDSMITH, MAURICE CHARLES  (582929) age: 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV675 of No 8 Flying Training School which dived into the ground near Swinderby following a spin brought about by stalling during a loop.  He is buried in Warkworth Parish Churchyard

12 Nov

OFFWOOD, JOHN CHARLES  (2751719) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Compton Bassett at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Marlborough.  He is buried in Southgate Cemetery, London

13 Nov

DINSMORE, JAMES NOEL  (4008018) age: 26

SAC

He was serving at RAF Nicosia and died in Limmosol.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

16 Nov

KYTE, DUDLEY HAROLD  (4117049) age: 21

Fg Off

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

17 Nov

FENN, PHILIP EDWARD  (3144505) age: 19

LAC

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

20 Nov

SMILES, HUMPHREY JOHN DRUMMOND DFM  (103535) age: 37

Flt Lt

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

21 Nov

HUNT, RAYMOND  (1138100) age: 48

SAC

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Westminster.  He was cremated at Wilford Hill Crematorium, West Bridgford

24 Nov

MOSSMAN, DONALD GEORGE  (47750) age: 38

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Valley at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Anglesey W.  He is buried in Eton Wick Churchyard, Bucks

26 Nov

MARRIOTT, PETER STANLEY  (4167329) age: 21

AC2

He was serving at RAF Bridgnorth 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 London Road Cemetery, Newark

26 Nov

CROUCH, TREVOR  (4138604) age: 20

SAC

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

27 Nov

COOKE, FRANK CYRIL DFC and Bar  (187363) age: 34

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B (I) Mk 8, WT326 of the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment which spun into the ground near Salisbury with the undercarriage lowered whilst conducting a handling trial during the preparation of the Pilots' Notes for the type.  He is buried in Durrington Cemetery, Worthing

27 Nov

HYDEN, PHILIP  (127316) age: 33

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B (I) Mk 8, WT326 of the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment which spun into the ground near Salisbury with the undercarriage lowered whilst conducting a handling trial during the preparation of the Pilots' Notes for the type.  He is buried in Durrington Cemetery, Worthing

27 Nov

HAUSER, GRAHAME OTTO  (2608819) age: 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, WA457 of RAF Honiley, which hit trees in the circuit at Honiley after suffering an engine failure in the circuit.  He was cremated at Perry Barr Crematorium

27 Nov

ABRAHAM, GEOFFREY PEEL  (2772413) age: 18

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 Liverpool N.  He is buried in St Kenteigens Cemetery, Glasgow

28 Nov

HODGE, GEORGE HENRY  (621172) age: 43

Sgt

He was serving at RAF St Mawgan at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Plymouth.  He is buried in Newton St Cyres Parish Churchyard

29 Nov

MELL, DAVID WILLIAM  (4121215) age: 20

SAC

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

3 Dec

MUSSETT, BRIAN GEORGE  (3512497) age: 21

Sgt

He was serving at RAF St Eval at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Truro.  He is buried in Syderstone Church Cemetery, King's Lynn

4 Dec

SMITH, ARTHUR DEREK  (585648) age: 23

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Martlesham Heath at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Ipswich.  He is buried in Wyesham Cemetery, Monmouth

6 Dec

BROWN, CECIL LEONARD MORLEY CB, OBE  (73104) age: 60

AVM

He was the Director of RAF Educational Services 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 Wokingham.  He was cremated at Reading Crematorium

7 Dec

STREFFORD, JOHN HENRY GRAHAM  (4003780) age: 26

A/Cpl

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

8 Dec

YEOMANS, ARTHUR ROBERT JAMES  (4023293) age: 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter F Mk 4, WV373 of No 118 Sqn, which crashed at Ahlhorn whilst attempting a fourth GCA in powered mode after make his three previous attempts in manual.  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery

9 Dec

CAMINADA, GEORGE  (3146461) age: 18

LAC

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

10 Dec

WOODWARD, WORTHY GEORGE  (4152973) age: 19

LAC

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

12 Dec

BRADLEY, CECIL  (536358) age: 41

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Debden but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in Coundon Churchyard, Bishop Auckland

14 Dec

DUNLOP, JAMES  (4092562) age: 21

LAC

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

14 Dec

MORRIS, SYDNEY GEORGE WILLIAM  (1168372) age: 42

Cpl

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 Merthyr Tydfil.  He is buried in Llantwit Major Cemetery

15 Dec

BEART, PERCY ALBERT  (1335520) age: 33

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sycamore HR Mk 14, XG501 of No 275 Sqn, which crashed onto the rocks below the Bell Rock Lighthouse and burst into flames after the tail rotor struck an instrument cluster on the lighthouse during a mail delivery.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

15 Dec

HALL, EDWARD FRANCIS  (1811909) age: 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sycamore HR Mk 14, XG501 of No 275 Sqn, which crashed onto the rocks below the Bell Rock Lighthouse and burst into flames after the tail rotor struck an instrument cluster on the lighthouse during a mail delivery.  He is buried in Plaxtol Churchyard, Sevenoaks

16 Dec

WILES, HARRY GEORGE MBE  (506130) age: 47

WO

He was either serving at RAF Melksham at the time of his death, or died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Melksham Cemetery

17 Dec

KEDDY, LESLIE  (592218) age: 23

Sgt

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Harrow.  He is buried in Heaton Cemetery, Newcastle upon Tyne

17 Dec

BITMEAD, ERNEST RALPH DFC  (34139) age: 42

Wg Cdr

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Wallingford.  He was cremated at Headington Crematorium, Oxford

21 Dec

HUNT, JOHN  (590667) age: 39

WO

He was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Felmersham Churchyard

21 Dec

SKIDMORE, GORDON HUME  (2740096) age: 20

LAC

He was on the strength of RAF Warton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Wellington.  He was cremated at Wood Green Crematorium, Paisley

22 Dec

WILLIAMSON, JOHN ALEXANDER  (816195) age: 45

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Abingdon but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Watchfield Military Cemetery

22 Dec

DAVIDSON, WILLIAM ALISTAIR  (4076150) age: 30

SAC

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?.  He is buried in Spring Bank Cemetery, Aberdeen

24 Dec

PORTER, KEITH  (4175090) age: 17

AC2

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

26 Dec

SPURR, VICTOR  (519847) age: 45

A/Flt Sgt

He was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Four Lane End Cemetery, Castleford

31 Dec

FARROW, MALCOLM FREDERICK  (4151654) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV554 of No 7 Flying Training School which dived into the ground on Anglesey, possibly as a result of the canopy breaking away and striking the tail.  He was cremated at Sheffield Crematorium

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