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Casualties - November/December 1957


[December]

1 Nov

THORNE, PATRICK EDWARD  (4191099) age: 19

LAC

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

1 Nov

WEBBER, WILLIAM HENRY  (3501037) age: 28

SAC

He was serving at RAF Rufforth 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 Stephen's Churchyard, Acomb

3 Nov

JONES, GRIFFITH THOMAS CLIFFORD  (529425) age: 47

Sgt

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 Cannock.  He is buried in Eccleshall Road Cemetery, Stafford

5 Nov

PHILLIPS, PETER JOHN  (2608140) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter F Mk 6, XF524 of No 54 Sqn, which dived into the ground about 14 miles from Nicosia after reporting that he was in trouble.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

6 Nov

HUNTER, DONALD MATTHEW  (59079) age: 35

Sqn Ldr

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 Kingswood.  He is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Sanderstead

7 Nov

TRUMAN, COLIN ERNEST  (4141152) age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter F Mk 4, XF948 of No 229 OCU, which he abandoned near Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel when it was realised he wasn't going to be able to glide the aircraft back to base following a flame out.  Unfortunately no trace of his body was ever found.

7 Nov

RENNIE, ALEXANDER HEWSON  (578710) age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter F Mk 6, XE588 of the Day Fighter Leaders School from which he ejected at 150 ft on the approach to West Raynham following a flame out but he was too low for the ejection sequence to complete.  He was cremated at Cambridge City Crematorium

7 Nov

SMITH, RAYMOND DAVID  (4150389) age: 21

A/Cpl

He was serving at RAF Stoke Heath at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Whitchurch.  He is buried in Bran Y Nant Cemetery, Colwyn Bay

7 Nov

BOYCE, TREVOR  (4124438) age: 23

SAC

He was serving at RAF Syerston at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Basford.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Kirkby-in-Ashfield

8 Nov

WOLFF, WALTER BERNARD  (4193613) age: 21

LAC

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 Stafford.  He is buried in Chingford Mount Cemetery

9 Nov

LUHMAN, JOHN SAMUEL  (4163877) age: 21

LAC

He was serving at RAF Aberporth at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Eton.  He is buried in West Drayton & Yiewsley Cemetery

10 Nov

McILDOON, JAMES PHAIR  (4007039) age: 35

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Bishops Court 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 Drumcree Parish Churchyard

10 Nov

EDWARDS, GRAHAM BERNARD  (4163803) age: 21

AC1

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

11 Nov

FEAR, ATHOL HENRY  (5213) age: 49

Gp Capt

He was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He is buried in Hillingdon Cemetery

12 Nov

EASTERBROOK, PHILIP HENRY  (563967) age: 43

WO

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 Wayland.  He is buried in Wealdstone Cemetery

12 Nov

PRATLEY, THOMAS CHARLES  (44322) age: 47

Wg Cdr

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

13 Nov

PATON, CATHERINE DALRYMPLE  (888126) age: 39

Sgt

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

14 Nov

TOFT, GEOFFREY PHILIP  (4193164) age: 18

AC2

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

18 Nov

FOOTE, JOHN ARTHUR  (713765) age: 44

Cpl

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 Hillingdon Cemetery

20 Nov

WYNNE, REGINALD REES  (630507) age: 36

Sgt

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

21 Nov

HOUGHTON, GEORGE BERNARD  (55145) age: 34

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WH204 of No 83 Group Communication Flt which stalled whilst avoiding a block of flats during an asymmetric approach to RAF Wahn.  He is buried in Rheindahlen Cemetery

25 Nov

CHMIELEWSKI, WINCENTY JOSEPH  (704864) age: 37

Fg Off

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 Biggleswade.  He is buried in Brock Cemetery

26 Nov

SMITH, GEORGE EDWARD  (1926308) age: 20

A/Cpl

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

27 Nov

APPLEYARD, ANTHONY JOHN  (4185085) age: 19

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 Boston.  He is buried in Hither Green Cemetery, Catford

27 Nov

MOORE, PAUL WILLIAM  (4184777) age: 19

SAC

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 Boston.  He is buried in The Public Cemetery, Trefriw

28 Nov

LARSEN, HENRY GORDON FRANCIS DFC  (44665) age: 41

Wg Cdr

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

28 Nov

ALGER, NORMAN  (4135673) age: 32

SAC

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

28 Nov

McENANEY, THOMAS  (2784874) age: 22

SAC

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 is buried in Riddrie Park Cemetery

29 Nov

FARMER, ROY  (5022267) age: 23

Jnr Tech

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 Rugby.  He is buried in Kingston on Hull Corporation Cemetery

3 Dec

ALLDRED, HOWARD ARTHUR JOHN  (59755) age: 39

Flt Lt

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 Rheindahlen Cemetery

3 Dec

COTTER, KEVIN MICHAEL  (59598) age: 35

Flt Lt

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

4 Dec

AYERS, DAVID JOHN  (4203038) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Chivenor at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Barnstaple.  He is buried in St Peters Churchyard, Lewtrenchard

4 Dec

WHITEHOUSE, GLEN BALLANTYNE  (4178014) 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 East Retford.  He was cremated at Nottingham Crematorium

5 Dec

SHELLEY, GORDON CHARLES  (204871) age: 35

Flt Lt

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

6 Dec

ASHWORTH, REGINALD  (610474) age: 38

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Javelin FAW Mk 5, XA642 of the AWDS which crashed into the sea of Skegness after the pilot reported a double flame out during a test flight following an engine failure.  The test had been completed and they were about to begin practice interceptions with another aircraft.  

6 Dec

WRIGHT, ARTHUR  (607060) age: 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Javelin FAW Mk 5, XA642 of the AWDS which crashed into the sea of Skegness after he reported a double flame out during a test flight following an engine failure.  The test had been completed and they were about to begin practice interceptions with another aircraft.  

6 Dec

PERRIN, WILFRED  (526118) age: 52

Flt Sgt

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 Rheindahlen Cemetery

7 Dec

PRICE, DERRICK JAMES  (1922118) age: 25

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 .  He is buried in New Cemetery, Abingdon

7 Dec

EARLEY, PATRICK  (2293731) age: 47

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Sutton-on-Hull 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 Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

8 Dec

PRETTY, CYRIL LESLIE FREDERICK  (1931740) age: 17

Boy

He was serving at RAF Gaydon where he was found hanged.  He is buried in Scole Parish Churchyard, Norfolk.

8 Dec

ANDREW, JAMES EDWARD  (537677) age: 41

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Yatesbury but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Yatesbury

9 Dec

SYMONDS, ARTHUR EDWARD  (356761) age: 51

Flt 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 Surrey N.  He is buried in Surbiton Cemetery

9 Dec

BELL, WILLIAM ALBERT  (1620518) age: 34

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WK129 of the Radar Research Establishment, which flew into a mountain in Caernarvonshire on its return from an exercise, reason unknown.  He is buried in Astwood Road Cemetery, Worcester

9 Dec

SHELLEY, KENNETH CHARLES FREDERICK  (4070110) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WK129 of the Radar Research Establishment, which flew into a mountain in Caernarvonshire on its return from an exercise, reason unknown.  He is buried in Astwood Road Cemetery, Worcester

13 Dec

BROWN, DONALD HUGH  (1045721) age: 37

M Nav

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WH882 of No 45 Sqn, which collided with WJ983 of the same unit at Pontian near Kota Tinggi in Malaya after entering cloud on a deployment flight from the UK to Singapore.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

13 Dec

HALL, LEONARD GEORGE  (607471) age: 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WH882 of No 45 Sqn, which collided with WJ983 of the same unit at Pontian near Kota Tinggi in Malaya after entering cloud on a deployment flight from the UK to Singapore.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

13 Dec

STEVENS, ERNEST EDWARD  (1629310) age: 33

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WH882 of No 45 Sqn, which collided with WJ983 of the same unit at Pontian near Kota Tinggi in Malaya after entering cloud on a deployment flight from the UK to Singapore.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

13 Dec

HARTLEY, HARRY  (1459096) age: 38

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WJ983 of No 45 Sqn, which collided with WH882 of the same unit at Pontian near Kota Tinggi in Malaya after entering cloud on a deployment flight from the UK to Singapore.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

14 Dec

ARCHER, ALBERT JOHN  (505379) age: 52

Flt Sgt

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 Peter's Churchyard, Wellesbourne Mountford

16 Dec

KNIGHT, STANLEY EDWIN  (161018) age: 45

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 Rheindahlen Cemetery

16 Dec

STEPHENSON, COLIN MICHAEL  (2787505) age: 20

LAC

He was serving at RAF Halton or died in the RAF Hospital at Halton, his death being registered in Spen Valley.  He is buried in Holy Trinity Churchyard, Ossett

16 Dec

CHANDLER, STANLEY EDWIN  (116497) age: 46

Flt Lt

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 Eastbourne.  He is buried in Old Milverton Churchyard, Leamington Spa

20 Dec

STALKER, DOUGLAS PETER  (5011575) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF South Cerney and was killed by a lorry whilst walking on main road at Driffield crossroads, Cirencester.  He is buried in All Hallows Churchyard, South Cerney.

24 Dec

SCRIMSHAW, ARTHUR  (514647) age: 47

WO

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

26 Dec

DELUCHI, BARRIE  (4176186) age: 21

A/Cpl

He was serving with the  RAF Police at RAF Kai Tak and was killed on duty in a traffic accident.  He is buried in Colonial Cemetery, Hong Kong

26 Dec

WARBURTON, JOSEPH  (163782) age: 37

Flt Lt

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

27 Dec

BAIKIE, ANGUS ELLIOT  (1922647) age: 23

Cpl Tech

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 is buried in Markinch Cemetery

30 Dec

CLARKE, HORACE WALTER RAYMOND  (2223023) age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B(I) Mk 6, XJ249 of No 213 Sqn, which flew into trees near Silberborn in Germany whilst flying in snow and poor weather.  He is buried in Rheindahlen Cemetery

30 Dec

McCARTHY, DESMOND TERENCE  (3104929) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B(I) Mk 6, XJ249 of No 213 Sqn, which flew into trees near Silberborn in Germany whilst flying in snow and poor weather.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

30 Dec

MILNE, BRIAN  (2536866) age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B(I) Mk 6, XJ249 of No 213 Sqn, which flew into trees near Silberborn in Germany whilst flying in snow and poor weather.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

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