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Casualties - January/February 1958


[February]

1 Jan

MUIR, JAMES  (1929106) age: 19

Jnr Tech

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 Chippenham.  He is buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Alloa

5 Jan

HANNAH, JAMES ANDERSON  (636963) age: 37

Sgt

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

5 Jan

NASH, KENNETH EDWARD  (5014999) age: 20

A/Cpl

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

6 Jan

MURRAY, HENRY  (1008693) age: 42

A/Cpl

He was serving at RAF Leuchars 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 Sunnyside Cemetery, Alloa

9 Jan

SMITH, GERALD WILLIAM  (4182878) age: 20

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Marham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Kings Lynn.  He is buried in Hickling Parish Churchyard

10 Jan

EMSDEN, NEWELL NORMAN STEPHEN  (4135088) age: 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton T Mk 4, VP259 of the MOTU which flew into trees and burst into flames on hitting the ground five miles from Forres whilst flying in cloud in the circuit at RAF Kinloss.  He is buried in Ipswich Municipal Cemetery

10 Jan

STASTNY, KAREL  (787170) age: 39

M Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton T Mk 4, VP259 of the MOTU which flew into trees and burst into flames on hitting the ground five miles from Forres whilst flying in cloud in the circuit at RAF Kinloss.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground

10 Jan

QUINLAN, WILLIAM GEORGE  (1203849) age: 48

Sgt

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 Pontefract.  He is buried in Matlock Cemetery

10 Jan

FARNHAM, FREDERICK JAMES  (584380) age: 26

Cpl

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 North Walsham.  He is buried in Downham Market Cemetery

13 Jan

WALLACE, JAMES TURNBULL AFC  (171761) age: 35

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WE117 of No 32 Maintenance Unit, which dived into the ground three miles from Llanelly in Carmarthenshire during an air test, possibly due to engine problems.  He is buried in Llantwit Major Cemetery

13 Jan

SHIELDS, HAROLD BOYNTON  (540171) age: 48

WO

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

15 Jan

WILLIAMS, DAVID JOHN HOWELL  (2771066) age: 23

SAC

He was serving at RAF Calshot 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 Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth

16 Jan

CORY, FREDERICK CHARLES  (3054039) age: 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 6, WJ767 of No 139 Sqn, which flew into the sea off Spurn Head whilst recovering to base using the 'speechless' RT procedure.  He is buried in St Mary with St Gabriel Churchyard, Binbrook

16 Jan

HEYWOOD, BARRY BRIAN  (607488) age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 6, WJ768 of No 139 Sqn, which flew into the sea off Spurn Head whilst recovering to base using the 'speechless' RT procedure.  

16 Jan

LAWRENCE, ANTHONY EDWARD  (2539931) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 6, WJ769 of No 139 Sqn, which flew into the sea off Spurn Head whilst recovering to base using the 'speechless' RT procedure.  He was cremated at Grimsby Corporation Crematorium

16 Jan

KIRKPATRICK, BARRY CAMPBELL  (503164) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire T Mk 11, XE990 of No 8 Flying Training School which collided with XH321 of the same unit whilst carrying out an instrument flying exercise and crashed into a canteen in Colwick near Nottingham, killing a woman working there. The student pilot, an Iraqi, was also killed.  He is buried in York Cemetery

16 Jan

OLSON, FRANCIS ANTHONY  (2612498) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire T Mk 11, XH321 of No 8 Flying Training School which collided with XE990 of the same unit whilst carrying out an instrument flying exercise and crashed near Colwick in Nottinghamshire.  He is buried in The Abbey Cemetery, Erdington

16 Jan

WILLIAMS, JOHN MONTEITH  (501563) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire T Mk 11, XH321 of No 8 Flying Training School which collided with XE990 of the same unit whilst carrying out an instrument flying exercise and crashed near Colwick in Nottinghamshire.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Neath

17 Jan

KAYE, ANTHONY JOHN  (4084061) age: 24

Flt Lt

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

19 Jan

BURROUGHS, STEPHEN LOUIS JOHN  (4035518) age: 29

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Ayios Nikolaos and died in Farmagusta.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

19 Jan

DURRANT, KENNETH BRIAN  (2693594) age: 34

A/Cpl

He was serving with the RAF Police at RAF Bawdsey at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Deben.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Ipswich

19 Jan

WAINE, CYRIL  (5045176) age: 19

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 Durham S W.  He is buried in Stanthorpe Cemetery, Barnard Castle

20 Jan

JOHNSON, FRANK  (510662) age: 47

WO

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

22 Jan

CARVELL, HERBERT  (1152140) age: 37

Sgt

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

23 Jan

BESSANT, DONALD BRADING  (582655) age: 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in  of No RAF Ahlhorn, which .  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery

23 Jan

LOMAX, FRANK  (1130601) age: 37

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Varsity T Mk 1, WL633 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which slewed off the runway at RAF Manston and burst into flames when it hit a snow bank during a navigation exercise from RAF Thorney Island.  He is buried in St James Churchyard, Southampton

23 Jan

MALPAS, DOUGLAS STUART  (4070349) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Varsity T Mk 1, WL633 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which slewed off the runway at RAF Manston and burst into flames when it hit a snow bank during a navigation exercise from RAF Thorney Island.  He is buried in St Nicholas's Churchyard, West Thorney

23 Jan

BARLEY, KENNETH  (572067) age: 37

Sgt

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 Gloucester.  He was cremated at Hull Crematorium

23 Jan

WILLIAMSON, ALEXANDER PETER  (4191924) age: 19

LAC

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

23 Jan

CAMERON, COLIN  (46389) age: 41

Sqn Ldr

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 St Ives.  He is buried in Houghton & Wyton Cemetery

24 Jan

COOK, MAURICE HUGHES  (511395) age: 46

WO

He was serving at RAF Henlow but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Henlow

27 Jan

PARKER, LEONARD EDMUND  (365586) age: 49

WO

He was serving at RAF Stanbridge but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Halton

31 Jan

JEPSON, DEREK HAROLD  (5042426) age: 21

LAC

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

1 Feb

BURNS, EDNA MAUDE  (2074779) age: 44

Flt Off

She was killed or died whilst serving at RAF Gloucester, but her death was registered in Basingstoke.  She was cremated at Warriston Crematorium, Edinburgh

3 Feb

LOWE, CHARLES THOMAS  (514441) age: 50

WO

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

4 Feb

ROSE, WILLIAM FRANCIS ANTHONY  (1596316) age: 32

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beverley C Mk 1, XH118 of No 30 Sqn, which overturned when the pilot was forced to land downwind at Beihan airstrip in Aden following a double engine failure having only recently taken off for RAF Khormaksar.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery

7 Feb

STEBBINGS, CEDRIC EDMUND  (2786324) age: 20

SAC

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Yarmouth.  He is buried in St Michael's Churchyard, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft

9 Feb

KAY, LAURENCE  (4198826) age: 22

Jnr Tech

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 Ipswich.  He was cremated at Ipswich Crematorium

10 Feb

HIGGS, RONALD  (3130320) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Sycamore HR Mk 14, XJ896 of No 284 Sqn, which crashed into a mountain near Makheros in Cyprus, possibly following a tail rotor failure.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

10 Feb

NUTHALL, WILLIAM FREDERICK  (2360136) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Sycamore HR Mk 14, XJ896 of No 284 Sqn, which crashed into a mountain near Makheros in Cyprus, possibly following a tail rotor failure.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

10 Feb

DIXON, ROBERT ANTHONY RICHARD  (1929683) age: 18

SAC

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

14 Feb

SCHOOLING, BRYAN WALTER  (607573) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter F Mk 6, XG236 of No 66 Sqn, which crashed into Kielder Forest after losing control in cloud whilst carrying out a practice attack on another Hunter.  He is buried in Chevington Cemetery

17 Feb

WHITTINGHAM, CHARLES DENNIS  (4166596) age: 21

AC1

He was serving at RAF Headley Court at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Oxford.  He is buried in Montgomery Parish Churchyard

20 Feb

RAND, ALAN JOHN  (591411) age: 36

M Nav

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra PR Mk 7, WT526 of No 80 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Coesfeld in Germany following a tailplane failure during a low level cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Rheindahlen Cemetery

20 Feb

STANNING, PETER HALLAM  (607456) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra PR Mk 7, WT526 of No 80 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Coesfeld in Germany following a tailplane failure during a low level cross-country exercise.  He was cremated at Krefeld Crematorium

20 Feb

GREAVES, HENRY JOSEPH  (4096080) age: 24

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Hereford 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 St Charles R.C. Churchyard, Tudhoe

22 Feb

KING, MERVYN CHARLES  (4183649) age: 19

AC1

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

26 Feb

COATES, JOHN VERNON  (4096421) age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Javelin FAW Mk 7, XH714 of the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment which he abandoned after the pilot was involuntarily ejected from the aircraft near Kingston in Hampshire, but he did not survive.  He was cremated at Lawnswood Crematorium, Leeds

26 Feb

MAY, RICHARD STEPHEN  (607118) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Javelin FAW Mk 7, XH714 of the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment when he was involuntarily ejected from the aircraft near Kingston in Hampshire, but he did not survive.  He was cremated at Woking Crematorium

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