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Casualties - January/February 1957


[February]

1 Jan

THEW, ROBERT HENRY  (4125292) age: 22

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF South Cerney but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in All Hallows Churchyard, South Cerney

2 Jan

LILLEYSTONE, GERALD EDMUND  (3519074) age: 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom FB Mk 4, WR556 of No 8 Sqn, which failed to recover from an air to ground RP attack on the ranges near Khormaksar.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery

3 Jan

BAILLIE, RONALD GEORGE  (4023228) age: 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WE974 of No 74 Sqn, which collided with WA879 of the same unit about 12 miles from Norwich during a dogfight practice.  He is buried in Norwich City Cemetery

3 Jan

TAYLOR, WALTER RICHARD  (4084053) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WA879 of No 74 Sqn, which collided with WE974 of the same unit about 12 miles from Norwich during a dogfight practice.  He is buried in Norwich City Cemetery

3 Jan

SCOTT, MAURICE JOHN  (21116) age: 53

Wg Cdr

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

4 Jan

MANTELL, MICHAEL KNIGHT  (2612508) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WK681 of No 65 Sqn, which crashed about five miles from Framlingham before he could abandon it after striking a tree during a low level navigation exercise.  He is buried in St Mary & St Andrew's Churchyard, Whittlesford

4 Jan

BIRT, MICHAEL GEORGE DFC, AFC  (41368) age: 36

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Odiham 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 Reading Crematorium

6 Jan

SIDLOWER, JOHN GEORGE  (2608417) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Auster AOP Mk 6, VF546 of No 663 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Nantwich after losing a portion of its wing during a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Weybridge Cemetery

6 Jan

JONES, BRIAN ALFRED  (H3502943) age: 37

Flt Sgt

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 Durham Central.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

6 Jan

MILLER, HARRY  (531602) age: 44

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 Llanwit Major Cemetery

7 Jan

JOCE, EDWARD RUPERT SOMERS  (43215) age: 54

Flt Lt

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

9 Jan

MONRO, STANLEY  (2739859) age: 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VZ860 of No 4 Flying Training School, which crashed into the village of Harby ion Nottinghamshire during a formation flying practice and tailchase, cause unknown.  He is buried in Worksop Cemetery

9 Jan

MORRIS, LEONARD HUMPHREY  (2786436) age: 22

LAC

He was serving at RAF Boscombe Down but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He is buried in St Helens Cemetery

10 Jan

WORSLEY, WILLIAM IGOR  (607236) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire T Mk 11, WZ429 of the RAF College, which crashed Gosburton after entering an inverted spin whilst he was demonstrating a stall turn to the right to a student, who managed to eject safely.  He is buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Cranwell

12 Jan

WILLIAMS, MEIRION  (1473675) age: 39

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Stenigot at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Louth.  He is buried in Donington on Bain Cemetery, Lincolnshire

13 Jan

ATKINSON, ARTHUR ROWLAND  (4172625) age: 22

SAC

He was serving at RAF Buchan at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Scotland?.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

14 Jan

HAYES, RALPH WILLIAM  (2600756) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WE887 of No 233 OCU, from which he ejected after being stuck by another aircraft in the formation near Worms Head but his drogue chute failed to deploy.  He is buried in Mickleton Cemetery

15 Jan

SWAN, WILLIAM  (2752325) age: 22

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 Ketton.  He is buried in Clackmannan Cemetery

17 Jan

BROOKES, GILBERT SIDNEY  (2762067) 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 Queens' Road Cemetery, Walthamstow

17 Jan

FORSYTH, BRIAN  (4147201) age: 20

SAC

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 Woolwich Cemetery

20 Jan

BECK, ERNEST JAMES  (1147230) age: 49

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Halton or died in the RAF Hospital at Halton, his death being registered in Mere.  He is buried in Zeals Parish Churchyard, Warminster

20 Jan

MANUEL, GILBERT  (5289) age:

Cdt Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth T Mk 1, T7245 of the RMAF, which dived into the ground under power during a solo sortie, practising stalls, spins and forced landings, cause unknown.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

21 Jan

HOWDLE, THOMAS STEPHEN  (2767576) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire T Mk 11, XD390 of No 5 Flying Training School which crashed near Lavendon in Buckinghamshire during a instrument training exercise.  The other pilot killed as a Captain in the USAF.  He is buried in Rawcliffe Cemetery

21 Jan

WALKER, JAMES ALFRED DURNO  (537638) age: 42

Sgt

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

21 Jan

MURPHY, EDWARD WALTER   (2743670) age: 20

AC1

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

23 Jan

WOOL-LEWIS, EVELYN FRANK  (109404) age: 47

Flt Lt

He was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in West Wittering Churchyard, Chichester

24 Jan

TOWERSEY, BRIAN WILLIAM  (3517111) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom NF Mk 3, WX904 of No 23 Sqn, which crashed from about 300 ft on taking off from RAF Horsham St Faith.  He is buried in Hither Green Cemetery

24 Jan

BOWERS, DAVID ALAN  (4169198) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VZ274 of No 8 Flying Training School which he abandoned after it broke up in the air but his parachute failed to open completely.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Melton, Woodbridge

28 Jan

PARKYN, TERENCE IVOR  (4181337) age: 18

LAC

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

29 Jan

CRAWFORD, ALBERT JOHN  (578499) age: 32

Sgt

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

31 Jan

SMITH, CHARLES EDWARD  (366427) age: 47

WO

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 Andover.  He was cremated at Southampton Crematorium

1 Feb

CHADWICK, WILLIAM CHARLES  (68757) age: 45

Wg Cdr

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

1 Feb

ALLSOBROOK, STANLEY  (2764898) age: 23

Jnr Tech

He was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He was cremated at Manchester Crematorium

2 Feb

VECK, ROBERT FREDERICK  (588957) age: 19

Jnr Tech

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 .  He is buried in at sea

3 Feb

CROSSLEY, JOHN GREENWOOD RAUXAF  (2607762) age: 28

Fg Off

He appears to killed himself by taking Vampire FB Mk 9, WR260 of No 501 Sqn, without permission, flying under the Clifton Suspension Bridge and then fling into the side of the Avon Gorge.  He did not wear a helmet, secure his harness or parachute and did not remove the pitot cover, the incident occurred shortly before the disbandment of the RAuxAF flying units.  He is buried in Filton New Cemetery

3 Feb

DONALD, JAMES MCNEILL  (519993) age: 40

Fg Off

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

4 Feb

HALL, ALAN EDWARD  (153138) age: 32

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor NF Mk 14, WS753 of No 25 Sqn, which flew into high ground about four miles from Oxford whilst it was supposed to carrying out a high level cross country exercise.  He is buried in St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, West Malling

4 Feb

LEVETT, ARTHUR GEOFFREY  (579787) age: 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor NF Mk 14, WS753 of No 25 Sqn, which flew into high ground about four miles from Oxford whilst it was supposed to carrying out a high level cross country exercise.  He is buried in St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, West Malling

4 Feb

JONES, DAVID NORMAN  (2607467) age: 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter F Mk 5, WP115 of No 56 Sqn, from which he ejected following a flame out on a GCA to Waterbeach but he left it too late and was below the safe ejection height.  He was cremated at Surrey and Sussex Crematorium, Horley

4 Feb

SELBY, JOHN FREDERICK  (3150297) age: 20

AC2

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

5 Feb

COOPER, JACK  (565144) age: 51

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Laarbruch at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Halton

6 Feb

BLEACH, DOUGLAS GEORGE  (2759065) age: 20

Plt Off

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

8 Feb

PICKERING, GEORGE ALBERT  (4173408) age: 19

LAC

He was serving with the RAF Police at RAF Seletar at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ulu Pandan Military Cemetery, Singapore

10 Feb

WORSLEY, HOWARD CHARLES  (4169313) age: 20

LAC

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Manchester.  He is buried in St Wilfred's Church, Mobberley

12 Feb

HART, RAYMOND ERNEST  (500996) age: 40

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Bridport and was murdered by LAC James Mahoney who shot him on board the torpedo recover ship Bangor at Londonderry.  He is buried in St Andrew's Churchyard, Tangmere.

12 Feb

BANNISTER, EDGAR  (541029) age: 49

Flt Sgt

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

15 Feb

DALY, CECIL RAYMOND SCOTT  (502560) age: 42

A/Sqn Ldr

He was serving with the Aden Protectorate Levies and was shot in the head and died instantly while on operations to recover weapons being used by rebel tribesmen at Bir-Fukum.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery

18 Feb

CHILD, THOMAS ROBERT  (4001701) age: 30

Cpl

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

18 Feb

AUSTIN, ALBERT JAMES  (4141271) age: 21

LAC

He was serving at RAF Eastleigh at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Forest Road Cemetery, Nairobi

25 Feb

HAILWOOD, STEWART  (3044228) age: 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom FB Mk 1, WK499 of No 28 Sqn, which flew into the sea off the Waglan Light in Hong Kong whilst carrying out a practice attack on HMS Cockade.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

26 Feb

DIXON, MELVILLE ROYSTON  (5027041) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Kormakiti and ?.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

26 Feb

HARRIS, EDWARD BISSETT  (361999) age: 52

WO

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

26 Feb

WILLIS, VICTOR ARTHUR  (530457) age: 39

A/WO

He was serving at RAF Tangmere at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Chichester.  He is buried in St Andrew's Churchyard, Tangmere

26 Feb

BRADBURY, GEOFFREY  (2780637) age: 22

LAC

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 Rheindahlen Cemetery

28 Feb

BLACK, GEORGE DALGETY  (645613) age: 38

M Plt

He was serving at RAF Thorney Island but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in St Nicholas's Churchyard, West Thorney

 

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