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Casualties - July/August 1957


[August]

5 Jul

LONGLAND, EDWARD JOHN  (585286) age: 24

Sgt

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

8 Jul

FORD, WILLIAM CHARLES  (204000) age: 35

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WK114 of No 32 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Akrotiri shortly after taking off in poor weather.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

8 Jul

PARSONS, ROBIN LOUIS  (4085278) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WK114 of No 32 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Akrotiri shortly after taking off in poor weather.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

8 Jul

THICKBROOM, DONALD SIDNEY  (4166711) age: 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WK114 of No 32 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Akrotiri shortly after taking off in poor weather.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

8 Jul

WHITTLE, HUGH IVOR  (4117627) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WK114 of No 32 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Akrotiri shortly after taking off in poor weather.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

8 Jul

LINCOLN, JOHN DENNIS  (4160539) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom FB Mk 1, WK471 of No 60 Sqn, which stalled on take off from RAF Tengah and crashed into a house in the Airmen's' Married Quarters killing three others.  He was cremated, no further details available

9 Jul

EDIS, MAURICE ARTHUR  (3151607) age: 20

AC2

He was either serving at RAF Uxbridge at the time of his death or died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He was cremated at St John's Crematorium, Woking

12 Jul

EDWARDS, RICHARD DAVID THOMAS  (579804) age: 30

Flt Lt

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Westminster.  He is buried in Hillingdon Cemetery

12 Jul

WILLING, ROBERT WILLIAM  (5043150) age: 19

AC2

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 Preston.  He is buried in Dagenham Borough Cemetery

13 Jul

JONES, ROBERT EDWARD  (109635) age: 49

Flt Lt

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

14 Jul

RODGERS, DONALD  (2704901) age: 22

Cpl

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

19 Jul

HARRIS, DAVID FREDERICK  (1928867) age: 19

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Stafford at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Rugby.  He is buried in St Martins Churchyard, Newington

20 Jul

PRATLEY, PHILIP RALPH  (3151888) age: 18

AC2

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

21 Jul

MASSIM, ARSHAD BIN  (735659) age: 21

SAC

He was serving Overseas at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Muslim Burial Ground, Rembau, Negri Sembilan, Malaya

24 Jul

MORRIS, DAVID FREDERICK BISHOP  (5017638) age: 22

SAC

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

25 Jul

HILL, ROBERT LEONARD  (4124520) age: 26

Cpl

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

28 Jul

SWALLOW, JEFFREY  (4173113) age: 21

Cpl

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

30 Jul

MERSHAM, LESLIE THOMAS  (127320) age: 35

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter F Mk 6, XF510 of RAF North Weald, from which he ejected after the wing struck the ground and the aircraft broke up following a flame out on the final approach to RAF North Weald.  He is buried in St Andrews Churchyard, North Weald

30 Jul

GOLLAN, EDWARD DAVID  (4170955) age: 19

Plt Off

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 Shrewsbury.  He is buried in St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Shawbury

6 Aug

HEAVENS, LEONARD FRANCIS  (617000) age: 40

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Middle Wallop at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Ploughley.  He is buried in St Peter's Churchyard, Over Wallop

8 Aug

BEAUMONT, ROSS  (788424) age: 35

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, VW488 of No 13 Group Communications Flt, which crashed near Belsay in Northumberland shortly after taking off in poor weather.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

8 Aug

COX, JAMES JOSEPH  (1909114) age: 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, VW488 of No 13 Group Communications Flt, which crashed near Belsay in Northumberland shortly after taking off in poor weather.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Stamfordham

8 Aug

BRETT, DEREK JOHN  (4039420) age: 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire T Mk 11, XE866 of No 4 Flying Training School Sqn, which crashed near Hathersedge in Derbyshire whilst making a controlled descent through cloud.  He is buried in Worksop Cemetery

8 Aug

JONES, PHILIP REDVERS  (4091376) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire T Mk 11, XE866 of No 4 Flying Training School Sqn, which crashed near Hathersedge in Derbyshire whilst making a controlled descent through cloud.  He is buried in Great Ness Churchyard, Shrewsbury

8 Aug

RIDLEY, RICHARD IAN  (4112798) age: 22

Cpl

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 Alton.  He is buried in Odiham Cemetery

12 Aug

COX, RONALD DENNIS  (583886) age: 26

Sgt

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

12 Aug

LANE, WILLIAM CHARLES MELVILLE  (5040273) age: 21

SAC

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

12 Aug

WILLIAMS, JOHN TITUS KENNETH  (4125933) age: 27

SAC

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 Swansea.  He is buried in Baptist Chapel Cemetery, Boncath, Pembrokeshire

13 Aug

KIRKUP, DAVID JOHN  (1865581) age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VZ119 of No 8 Flying Training School which he abandoned in cloud, reason unknown but he struck the aircraft.  He is buried in Newport Cemetery, Lincoln

13 Aug

DAVIES, MALDWYN GM  (509071) age: 47

WO

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

14 Aug

HARPER, MICHAEL ROBERT REDMAN  (2766681) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson C Mk 19, TX222 of No 19 Group Communications Flt Sqn, which flew into trees at Botley Hill in Kent whilst flying in cloud.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

14 Aug

JACKSON, ARCHIBALD REGINALD GERALD MBE, AFC  (128906) age: 35

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Anson C Mk 19, TX222 of No 20 Group Communications Flt, which flew into trees at Botley Hill in Kent whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Banstead Parish Churchyard

14 Aug

TAYLOR, ROY VERNON  (1892100) age: 33

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WH865 of No 231 OCU, which struck the ground on an undershoot at RAF Bassingbourn during a night approach.  He was cremated at Oxford Crematorium

17 Aug

ROBINSON, WILLIAM ANDREW  (4146602) age: 21

Fg Off

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

19 Aug

WITTICKS, JOHN WILLIAM  (3148383) age: 23

A/Cpl

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

19 Aug

SUMMERS, BRYAN  (1929677) age: 18

SAC

He was serving at RAF Sopley but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in St Swithin's Churchyard, Compton Bassett

19 Aug

FREEMAN, JOHN JOSEPH ALBERT  (2778027) age: 20

SAC

He was serving at RAF Thornaby 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 Thornton Cemetery, Liverpool

22 Aug

GREENHALGH, RICHARD  (582554) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Swift FR Mk 5, XD910 of No 79 Sqn, which crashed into a hill about four miles from Aachen, possibly after he was rendered unconscious by the canopy.  He is buried in Rheindahlen Cemetery

22 Aug

BOYATT, BRIAN THOMAS  (3518885) age: 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VX491 of No 110 Sqn, which flew into the side of a valley whilst attempting to climb out of it after suffering an overspeeding propeller during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

22 Aug

POUND, ROBERT  (3001221) age: 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VX491 of No 110 Sqn, which flew into the side of a valley whilst attempting to climb out of it after suffering an overspeeding propeller during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

22 Aug

TUCKER, JOHN JOSEPH ARTHUR  (1313382) age: 36

M Nav

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VX491 of No 110 Sqn, which flew into the side of a valley whilst attempting to climb out of it after suffering an overspeeding propeller during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

27 Aug

GREEN, NORMAN FRANKLYN  (199018) age: 34

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN649 of No 242 OCU, which lost the starboard engine following a fire in that area but crashed and exploded about five miles from Dishforth whilst attempting an emergency landing.  He is buried in Highcliffe-on-Sea Parish Churchyard

27 Aug

RATCLIFFE, GEORGE ALBERT MARSHALL  (1214071) age: 34

M Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN649 of No 242 OCU, which lost the starboard engine following a fire in that area but crashed and exploded about five miles from Dishforth whilst attempting an emergency landing.  He is buried in Leeds General Cemetery

27 Aug

WOOD, GRAHAM ARTHUR JOHN DFC, AFC  (150096) age: 34

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN649 of No 242 OCU, which lost the starboard engine following a fire in that area but crashed and exploded about five miles from Dishforth whilst attempting an emergency landing.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery

27 Aug

BROW, JACK  (4158360) age: 20

SAC

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 Claro.  He was cremated at Lawnswood Crematorium, Leeds

28 Aug

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM DEREK  (5018405) age: 22

AC2

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

29 Aug

WALKER, ARTHUR ROBERT  (47055) age: 49

Flt Lt

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

29 Aug

CULL, ROY KENNETH  (3150075) age: 19

LAC

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

30 Aug

MEREDITH, DAVID CECIL  (1931873) age: 17

Ldg Boy Entrant

He was serving at RAF Thorney Island at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in St Albans.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

31 Aug

HURRELL, GEOFFREY JOHN  (4193175) age: 19

AC2

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

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