Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence

Lest We Forget
British Legion
The Royal British Legion

TEMPSFORD, RAF Personnel Losses - Roll of Honour

1944
138 Squadron
161 Squadron

Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2002 Martin Edwards

8 January 1944 - 138 Squadron - Halifax LK743 - NF-J
Crashed at Tetworth Hill, Bedfordshire. Operation TYBALT 3, Belgium.

BARLOW Peter Sidney
Sergeant 1318860, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Saturday 8th January 1944. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Barlow, of Somersham; husband of Eileen Beatrice Barlow, of Somersham. Buried in ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCHYARD, SOMERSHAM, Huntingdonshire. Grave 34. See Somersham and Colne.
DAVIES, DFM David Fisher
Flight Sergeant 1313600, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Saturday 8th January 1944. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM). Buried in ABERDARE CEMETERY, Glamorganshire. Grave M/2/H.
GOFFIN H
Sergeant. Passenger. No further information.
HOWLETT Thomas Samuel
Sergeant 1614728, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flt. Engr. Died on Saturday 8th January 1944. Aged 22. Son of George William and Lucy Adams Howlett, of Peterborough. Buried in EASTFIELD CEMETERY, PETERBOROUGH, Northamptonshire. Div. 3. Block 6. Grave 2662.
KENNEDY Harry Murray
Pilot Officer 169432, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Pilot. Died on Saturday 8th January 1944. Aged 23. Son of Harry and Isabella Kennedy, of Kirriemuir. Buried in KIRRIEMUIR CEMETERY, Angus, Scotland. Sec. H. Grave 504.
MICHAUX  
Sergeant. Passenger. No further information.
THEEDOM Victor Albert Edward
Sergeant 1464853, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Saturday 8th January 1944. Aged 22. Son of Albert Edward and Eleanor Edith Theedom, of Shoeburyness. Buried in ST. ANDREW CHURCHYARD, SHOEBURYNESS (OR SOUTH SHOEBURY), Essex. Grave 2.
THRIPP Edwin [S]
Sergeant 1313226, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. W.Op./Air Gnr. Died on Saturday 8th January 1944. Aged 23. Son of Sydney Alfred and Florence Ellen Thripp, of Gunnersbury, Middlesex. Buried in BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Surrey. Grave 21.C. 14.
VERHAEGEN H P
Captain. Passenger. No further information.
WHITELEY Stanley
Sergeant 1474740, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Saturday 8th January 1944. Aged 20. Son of John Alfred and Ethel Whiteley, of Greetland. Buried in ST. THOMAS CHURCHYARD, GREETLAND, Yorkshire. Sec. G. Grave 27.

23 January 1944 - 161 Squadron - Halifax LL182 - MA-V
Missing on air-sea rescue search.

HARVEY Lyal
Sergeant 1825211, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Sunday 23rd January 1944. Aged 29. Son of Archibald Smith Harvey and Elsie Ann Harvey, of Kemnay, Aberdeenshire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 231.
HEATON Edward
Sergeant 1549534, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Sunday 23rd January 1944. Aged 21. Son of Cecilia Heaton, of St. Helens, Lancashire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 231.
KEAY John Morrice
Flying Officer 137607, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Sunday 23rd January 1944. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 207.
MEIKLE William
Sergeant 1572413, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Sunday 23rd January 1944. Aged 20. Son of William and Christina Meikle, of Glasgow. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 234.
RICHARDSON Edward Robert
Sergeant 1590570, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Sunday 23rd January 1944. Aged 19. Son of Edward Oliver Richardson and Bertha Richardson, of Sunderland, Co. Durham. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 237.
ROBERTSON James William
Flight Sergeant 1553559, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Pilot. Died on Sunday 23rd January 1944. Aged 20. Son of James William and Mary Ann Robertson, of Gourock, Renfrewshire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 221.
WALTON Henry Charles
Sergeant 571411, Royal Air Force. Died on Sunday 23rd January 1944. Aged 22. Son of Arthur William and Lily May Walton, of Poole, Dorsetshire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 239.

23 January 1944 - 161 Squadron - Halifax DG272 - MA-U
Missing on air-sea rescue search.

BRADSHAW John Richard
Flight Sergeant 1192320, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Sunday 23rd January 1944. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 215.
CUSHING Keith
Sergeant 1505655, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Sunday 23rd January 1944. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 228.
LIVINGSTON, DFM Mathew
Flight Sergeant 802523, Royal Air Force. Died on Sunday 23rd January 1944. Aged 28. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Livingston, of Glasgow. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM). Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 220.
PRESTON, DFC Wilfred
Flying Officer 133520, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Sunday 23rd January 1944. Aged 22. Son of Jim and Sarah Preston, of Bury, Lancashire; husband of Marian Preston, of Bury. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 208.
ROBERTS Kenneth James
Flight Sergeant 1086767, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Sunday 23rd January 1944. Aged 21. Son of James Collie Roberts and Florence Amy Roberts, of Thornton, Lancashire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 221.
SMITH Kenneth Ferris
Flying Officer 145144, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Pilot. Died on Sunday 23rd January 1944. Aged 23. Son of Henry and Gwendoline Smith, of New Ferry, Cheshire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 209.
WHYTE John Anderson
Flight Sergeant 1302098, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Sunday 23rd January 1944. Aged 23. Son of John Anderson Whyte and of Jessie Shearer Whyte (nee Patrick), of Kilsyth, Stirlingshire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 223.

7/8 February 1944 - 138 Squadron - Halifax LL114 - NF-P
Crashed Autrans (Isere). Operation JOHN 35, France.

The propellors from Halifax LL114-NF-P

Memorial to the crew at Autrans

The crash site

Photographs courtesy & copyright © Bernard Garcin 2009

CARROLL Gerald Dennis
Flying Officer 137405, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Pilot. Died on Tuesday 8th February 1944. Aged 21. Son of Charles Michael and Luisa Margaret Carroll, of Newchapel, Surrey. His brothers, Michael John and Patrick Milne Carroll, also died on service. Buried in AUTRANS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Isere, France. Grave 7.
CLEMENT Ronald Denis
Sergeant 1393760, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. W.Op./Air Gnr. Died on Tuesday 8th February 1944. Aged 22. Son of Samuel Robert and Amelia Clement, of West Hampstead, London. Buried in AUTRANS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Isere, France. Grave 6.
RADFORD Kenneth William
Sergeant 1890982, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Tuesday 8th February 1944. Aged 20. Son of Alfred Charles and Dorothy Radford, of Southall, Middlesex. Buried in AUTRANS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Isere, France. Grave 1.
REID Arthur Edward
[Pilot] Flying Officer J/22367, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died on Tuesday 8th February 1944. Aged 22. Son of Robert and Mary Reid, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Buried in AUTRANS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Isere, France. Grave 2.
TAYLOR James Alvin
Flight Sergeant R/168071, Royal Canadian Air Force. Air Bomber. Died on Tuesday 8th February 1944. Aged 19. Son of James Prunty Taylor and Mary Olive Taylor, of Hamilton, Ontario. Canada. Buried in AUTRANS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Isere, France. Grave 5.
THOMPSON Peter Theodore
Sergeant 1638225, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flt. Engr. Died on Tuesday 8th February 1944. Aged 21. Son of Fredrick and Margaret Agnes Thompson, of Meanwood, Leeds, Yorkshire. Buried in AUTRANS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Isere, France. Grave 3.
WOODROW Gordon Stanley
Sergeant 1601319, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Tuesday 8th February 1944. Aged 20. Son of Cecil Stanley and Mary Agnes Woodrow, of Southall, Middlesex. Buried in AUTRANS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Isere, France. Grave 4.

10/11 February 1944 - 161 Squadron - Lysander V9822 - MA-E
Crashed 5km north of Dun-sur-Auron (Cher) on landing. Operation SERBIE.

M[a]cDONALD John Waltr
Flying Officer 414419, Royal Australian Air Force. Pilot. Died on Friday 11th February 1944. Aged 26. Son of John and Rosina McDonald, husband of Daphne Hazel McDonald, of Holland Park, Queensland, Australia. Buried in FARGES-EN-SEPTAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Cher, France. Plot 3. Row 8. Grave 8.

3/4 March 1944 - 138 Squadron - Halifax LL279 - NF-R
Believed that it crashed in the Bernay area (Eure). Operation JOHN 23, France.

DUTTON James Roy
[Sergeant] Pilot Officer C/86782, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died on Saturday 4th March 1944. Aged 47. Son of James Henry and Harriet Isabella Dutton, of Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Buried in STE. CROIX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BERNAY, Eure, France. Row 1. Grave 11.
HART Kenneth Frederick Hill
Flight Sergeant 1053592, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. W.Op./Air Gnr. Died on Saturday 4th March 1944. Aged 29. Son of Will Frederick and Mary Hart, of Sheffield. Buried in STE. CROIX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BERNAY, Eure, France. Row 1. Grave 12.
KINGSLEY William Charles
Flying Officer J/25012, Royal Canadian Air Force. Pilot. Died on Saturday 4th March 1944. Buried in STE. CROIX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BERNAY, Eure, France. Row 1. Grave 13.
ROBERTS George Albert
Flying Officer J/25206, Royal Canadian Air Force. Nav. Died on Saturday 4th March 1944. Aged 28. Son of Robert and Edna B. Roberts, of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Buried in STE. CROIX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BERNAY, Eure, France. Row 1. Grave 10.
WRIGHT John Edgar
Flying Officer J/26422, Royal Canadian Air Force. Air Bomber. Died on Saturday 4th March 1944. Buried in STE. CROIX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BERNAY, Eure, France. Row 1. Grave 9.

4/5 March 1944 - 218 Squadron - Stirling EE944 - HA-H
Crashed at Tempsford attempting a three engine overshoot.

DAVIES Douglas Graham
Sergeant 1437282, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. W.Op./Air Gnr. Died on Sunday 5th March 1944. Son of Rees T. L. Davies and Gladys M. Davies, of Welsh St. Donat. South of Church. Buried in WELSH ST. DONAT'S CHURCHYARD, Glamorganshire.
DENNESS Bernard
Flying Officer 135674, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Nav. Died on Sunday 5th March 1944. Aged 23. Son of Sidney Harold and Beatrice Mary Denness, of Swanage. Buried in GODLINGSTON CEMETERY, SWANAGE, Dorset. Plot B. Cons. Grave 843.
EDWARDS Elwyn Hinto
Pilot Officer 169113, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Pilot. Died on Sunday 5th March 1944. Aged 22. Son of Richard H. Edwards and Annie Edwards, of Pontypridd. Buried in GLYNTAFF CEMETERY, PONTYPRIDD, Glamorganshire. Plot U. Grave 563.
KILSBY Peter Henry
Flight Sergeant 1215916, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Bomber. Died on Sunday 5th March 1944. Aged 22. Son of William Joseph and Hannah Kilsby, of Daventry. Buried in HOLY CROSS CHURCHYARD, DAVENTRY, Northamptonshire.
VAMPLOUGH Ernest
Sergeant 1624485, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flt. Engr. Died on Sunday 5th March 1944. Aged 19. Son of John Henry and Dorothy Mary Vamplough, of Gipsyville, Hull. Buried in CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Grave 14154.

28 March 1944 - 161 Squadron - Hudson FK767
Training flight, dived into the ground near Arlesey, Beds.

BAUGHAN Robert Leonard
Flying Officer 131985, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Pilot. Died on Tuesday 28th March 1944. Aged 21. Son of William and Margaret Baughan, of Buckingham. Buried in BUCKINGHAM CEMETERY, Buckinghamshire. Cons. Sec. Grave 3653.
BROCKLEHURST Norman
Flying Officer 141687, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Nav. Died on Tuesday 28th March 1944. Aged 22. Son of Norman and Florence Brocklehurst, of Macclesfield. Buried in MACCLESFIELD CEMETERY, Cheshire. Plot Z. Grave 18501.
BREWER Eric Clive
Flight Sergeant 412419, Royal New Zealand Air Force. W.Op./Air Gnr. Died on Tuesday 28th March 1944. Aged 23. Buried in CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Grave 14760.
GILLANDER David Stuart
Warrant Officer II Class R/134421, Royal Canandian Air Force. W.Op./Air Gnr. Died on Tuesday 28th March 1944. Aged 35. Son of David and Catherine Gillander; husband of Myrtle E. Gillander, of Pierson, Manitoba, Canada. Buried in BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Surrey. Grave 48. C. 8.

30/31 March 1944 - 138 Squadron - Halifax LL287 - NF-S
Crashed near Hansweert, Holland. Operation OSRIC 27, Belgium.

ANDERSON Frederick
Pilot Officer [Warrant Officer II Class] J/86041, Royal Canandian Air Force. Died on Thursday 30th March 1944. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 249.
BATES Edwin
Flight Sergeant 1082214, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Friday 31st March 1944. Aged 30. Son of Sarah Bates. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 215.
FRANCIS, DFC Eric
[Flying Officer] Flight Lieutenant 118646, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Friday 31st March 1944. Son of Richard G. and Elsie Francis, of Hessle, Yorkshire. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 202.

31 March/1 April 1944 - 138 Squadron - Halifax LL252 - NF-K
Crashed at Vallee-de-Cousse (Indre-et-Loire). Operation ORAGE, France.

KEEP Eric MacDonald
Sergeant 1456997, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Saturday 1st April 1944. Aged 21. Son of Percy G. Keep and Mary Keep, of Fixby, Yorkshire. Buried in PONT-DU-CENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, NANTES, Loire-Atlantique, France. Plot L. Row B. Grave 23.
THOMPSON Ronald Granville
Sergeant 1515655, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. W.Op./Air Gnr. Died on Saturday 1st April 1944. Aged 22. Son of James and Hester Thompson; husband of Betty Thompson, of Cheadle Heath, Stockport, Cheshire. Buried in PONT-DU-CENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, NANTES, Loire-Atlantique, France. Plot L. Row B. Grave 24.

10/11 April 1944 - 161 Squadron - Halifax LK738 - MA-T
Crashed near St-Hilaire-sur-Risle (Orne). Operation JOHN 98, France.

BOOTH-SMITH Peter William
Flying Officer 133371, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 2nd Pilot. Died on Tuesday 11th April 1944. Buried in ST. HILAIRE SUR RILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Orne, France. Collective Grave.
DOYLE George Temple
Sergeant R/126409, Royal Canadian Air Force. Air Gnr. Died on Tuesday 11th April 1944. Aged 32. Son of A. Temple Doyle and Estelle Crockett Doyle, of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Buried in ST. HILAIRE SUR RILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Orne, France. Collective Grave.
FIRTH Ernest James
Sergeant R/156084, Royal Canadian Air Force. Nav. Died on Tuesday 11th April 1944. Aged 22. Son of Frederick and Kate Ritchie Firth, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Buried in ST. HILAIRE SUR RILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Orne, France. Collective Grave.
JOHNSON Duncan Alfred
Sergeant 1592490, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flt. Engr. Died on Tuesday 11th April 1944. Buried in ST. HILAIRE SUR RILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Orne, France. Collective Grave.
McGIBBON James Edmund
Flight Sergeant R/154079, Royal Canadian Air Force. Pilot. Died on Tuesday 11th April 1944. Aged 25. Son of S. E. McGibbon and Marjorie McGibbon, of Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada. Bachelor of Commerce (McGill University, Montreal). Buried in ST. HILAIRE SUR RILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Orne, France. Collective Grave.
MERCER Ernest
[Sergeant] Warrant Officer 1287371, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. W. Op./Air Gnr. Died on Tuesday 11th April 1944. Aged 22. Son of William and Lizzie Mercer, of Maidstone, Kent. Buried in ST. HILAIRE SUR RILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Orne, France. Collective Grave.
PARKER George Oliver
Sergeant 1817628, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Gnr. Died on Tuesday 11th April 1944. Aged 19. Son of Ralph and Lily Parker, of West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Buried in ST. HILAIRE SUR RILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Orne, France. Collective Grave.
WILLSON John Rivers Herbert
Flying Officer 151016, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flt Engr. Died on Tuesday 11th April 1944. Aged 23. Son of Arthur Herbert and Alice Emily Willson, of Forest Gate, Essex. Buried in ST. HILAIRE SUR RILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Orne, France. Collective Grave.

27/28 April 1944 - 138 Squadron - Halifax LL356 - NF-U
Assumed lost off the Dutch coast. Operation OSRIC 59, Belgium.

BARNES Arthur John George
[Flight Sergeant] Warrant Officer Class II R/157147, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died on Friday 28th April 1944. Aged 22. Son of Walter George and Bessie Barnes, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 254.
BENBOW Hubert Francis
Sergeant 1046454, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Friday 28th April 1944. Aged 23. Son of Martin and Edith Mary Benbow, of Caersws, Montgomeryshire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 225.
CLAYWORTH Eric Raymond
Flight Sergeant 423063, Royal Australian Air Force. Died on Friday 28th April 1944. Aged 25. Son of John Harold and Amelia Ethel Clayworth; husband of Pearl Clayworth, of Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 260.
CROAD George Partridge
Sergeant 1890979, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Friday 28th April 1944. Aged 19. Son of Frederick John and Grace Beatrice Croad, of Richmond, Surrey. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 227.
DOOTSON Herbert
Flight Sergeant 1032035, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Friday 28th April 1944. Aged 33. Son ot Frank and Katherine Dootson; husband of May Dootson, of Levenshulme, Lancashire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 217.
SMYTHE James Ethelred
Sergeant R/190191, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died on Friday 28th April 1944. Aged 21. Son of Harold Hastings Smythe and Jessie Maud Smythe, of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 255.
WILLIAMSON George Herbert
Flight Sergeant 414741, Royal Australian Air Force. Pilot. Died on Friday 28th April 1944. Aged 29. Son of Herbert George and Grace Elizabeth Williamson; husband of Jessie Louisa Williamson, of Lismore, New South Wales, Australia. Buried in WEST-TERSCHELLING GENERAL CEMETERY, TERSCHELLING, Friesland, Netherlands. Grave 117.

3/4 May 1944 - 161 Squadron - Lysander V9664
Shot down over Modésir airfield. Operation FORSYTHIA, France.

WHIT[T]AKER, DFC L L
Flight Lieutenant 65531, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Pilot. Died on Thursday 4th May 1944. Aged 25. Son of Harry and Mary Whitaker, of Keighley, Yorkshire. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). Buried in GUILLERVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Essonne, France. Grave 3.

7/8 May 1944 - 138 Squadron - Halifax LL280 - NF-O
Crashed at St-Denis-de-Orques (Sarthe). Operation CITRONELL 1, France.

ARMOUR, DFC, DFM James Alexander

Flying Officer 129136, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. W.Op./Air Gnr. Died on Monday 8th May 1944. Aged 22. Son of L M Armour and Anne R Armour, of East Acton, London. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM). Buried in LE MANS WEST CEMETERY, Sarthe, France. Plot 21. Row C. Collective grave 7-11.

Photographs Courtesy & Copyrght
© Colin Glendenning 2007

BROWN, DFC Donald
Flying Officer 130272, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Nav. Died on Monday 8th May 1944. Aged 23. Son of Thomas Cairns Brown and Katherine Mackloughlan Brown; husband of Mary Brown, of Harborne, Birmingham. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). Buried in LE MANS WEST CEMETERY, Sarthe, France. Plot 21. Row C. Collective grave 7-11.
BRYCE Alexander Frederick
Flying Officer 149705, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Gnr. Died on Monday 8th May 1944. Aged 25. Son of Alexander Thomas Bryce and Esther Kate Bryce; husband of Jeanie (Jean) Binnie Ritchie Bryce, of Edinburgh. Buried in LE MANS WEST CEMETERY, Sarthe, France. Plot 21. Row C. Grave 6.
CABLE, DFM George
Pilot Officer [Flight Sergeant] 175482, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flt Engr. Died on Monday 8th May 1944. Aged 23. Son of Frederick and Martha Sophia Cable, of Leeds, Yorkshire. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM). Buried in LE MANS WEST CEMETERY, Sarthe, France. Plot 21. Row C. Collective grave 7-11.
McGONAGLE, DFC Bernard Pierce
Flying Officer 132396, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Bomber. Died on Monday 8th May 1944. Aged 21. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). Son of Herbert and Ella McGonagle, of Eltham, London. Buried in LE MANS WEST CEMETERY, Sarthe, France. Plot 21. Row C. Grave 4.
RUSSELL, DFC & Bar William McFarlane
Wing Commander 70594, Royal Air Force. Pilot. Died on Monday 8th May 1944. Aged 35. Awarded the Son of John and Jean Russell; husband of Mary Brockhurst Russell, of Royal Oak, British Columbia, Canada. Degree - M.A. (Cantab.). Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and one bar. Buried in LE MANS WEST CEMETERY, Sarthe, France. Plot 21. Row C. Collective grave 7-11.
SIMISTER, DFM Norman
Flying Officer 146612, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Gnr. Died on Monday 8th May 1944. Aged 32. Husband of Nora Simister, of Stalybridge, Cheshire. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM). Buried in LE MANS WEST CEMETERY, Sarthe, France. Plot 21. Row C. Grave 5.

7/8 May 1944 - 138 Squadron - Halifax LL192 - NF-A
Crashed into Kattegat. Operation TABLEJAM 46, Denmark.

BOFFEY Ronald
Sergeant 1582849, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Monday 8th May 1944. Aged 23. Son of Fred and Faith Ellen Boffey; husband of Bettina Eileen Boffey. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 225.
McMULLAN Harcourt Hunter
Flight [Sergeant] Lieutenant 425732, Royal Australian Air Force. Pilot. Died on Monday 8th May 1944. Aged 24. Son of Thomas Hunter McMullan and Vena Bell McMullan, of Mareeba, Queensland, Australia. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 256.
M[a]cPHERSON Angus Alexander
Sergeant 1566921, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Monday 8th May 1944. Aged 22. Son of Angus A. and Mary M. Macpherson, of Boat-of-Garten, Invernesshire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 234.
MURPHY Kevin James
Flying Officer J/26699, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died on Monday 8th May 1944. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 247.
SMITH Leslie Leonard John
Sergeant 1473490, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Monday 8th May 1944. Aged 20. Son of Leonard and Mabel Eveline Smith, of Castleton, Yorkshire. Buried in FREDERIKSHAVN CEMETERY, Denmark. Allied Plot, Grave 63.
STANNARD Leslie Frank
Flying Officer 151143, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Nav. Died on Monday 8th May 1944. Aged 33. Son of Frank and Ethel Stannard, of Chandler's Ford, Hampshire. Buried in KVIBERG CEMETERY, Sweden. Grave 3. B. 3.
STYNES Bernard
Sergeant 1230339, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. W.Op./Air Gnr. Died on Monday 8th May 1944. Aged 20. Son of Sydney Herbert and Minnie Stynes, of Wyken, Coventry. Buried in KVIBERG CEMETERY, Sweden. Grave 3. A. 4.

17 May 1944 - 138 Squadron - Halifax LK736
Engine on fire, crashed at Gt. Barford, Beds.

CARTER Victor Charles
Flying Officer 55210, Royal Air Force. Air Bomber. Died on Wednesday 17th May 1944. Aged 24. Son of Samuel Edward and Marguerite Sarah Carter, of Saltney. Buried in ST MARY CHURCHYARD, BROUGHTON, HAWARDEN, Carnarvonshire.

31 May /1 June 1944 - 138 Squadron - Halifax LL419 - NF-V
Shot down over Holland. Operation OSRIC 78, Belgium.

BARKER Herbert
[Pilot] Flying Officer J/37212, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died on Thursday 1st June 1944. Aged 32. Son of Herbert and Mary Sutton Barker; husband of Helen Martha McConnell Barker, of Windsor, Ontario. Canada. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 245.
BRENNAN Herbert John Patrick
Flying Officer J/36018, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died on Thursday 1st June 1944. Aged 20. Son of John and Bridget Clark Brennan, of Frampton, Dorchester County, Province of Quebec, Canada. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 245.
CARNEGIE Thomas
Flying Officer J/28217, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died on Thursday 1st June 1944. Aged 21. Son of John Edward and Mary Carnegie, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 245.
GALLAGHER Joseph Patrick
Flying Officer J/25456, Royal Canadian Air Force. Pilot. Died on Thursday 1st June 1944. Aged 29. Son of Patrick J. and Elizabeth J. Gallagher, of New York, U.S.A. Degree - B.S., Fordham University, U.S.A. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 246.
HEMSLEY Gordon William
Flying Officer 152065, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Thursday 1st June 1944. Aged 23. Son of Albert and Ada Mabel Hemsley, of Wadhurst, Sussex. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 206.
JEFFREY Wilbur Joseph
Sergeant R/164179, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died on Thursday 1st June 1944. Aged 28. Son of Alfred J. and Anna Jeffrey, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 255.
JONES Cyril
Sergeant 1384743, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Thursday 1st June 1944. Aged 24. Son of Evan Oswald Jones, and of Emily Tydfil Jones, of Penydarren, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 232.
ZYWINA J
Flying Officer J/28684, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died on Thursday 1st June 1944. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 249.

31 May /1 June 1944 - 138 Squadron - Halifax LL276 - NF-F
Crashed at Halsteren, Holland. Operation OSRIC 74, Belgium.

CLIFF-McCULLOCH Alexander Peter
Sergeant 1825003, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Gnr. Died on Thursday 1st June 1944. Aged 28. Son of William Edward and Eveline Mary Cliff-McCulloch, of Kirkclaugh, Kirkcudbrightshire. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Collective Grave 3. A. 1-3.
McCLUSK[E]Y Thomas
Sergeant 1832010, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flt. Engr. Died on Thursday 1st June 1944. Aged 29. Son of Peter and Margaret McCluskey, of Kelty, Fife; husband of Margaret Lilian McCluskey, of Radway, Warwickshire. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Grave 3. A. 9.
MURRAY Henry Francis Graham
Warrant Officer 1433884, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Pilot. Died on Thursday 1st June 1944. Aged 23. Son of Henry and Honoria Murray, of Wallasey, Cheshire. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Grave 3. A. 8. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Collective Grave 3. A. 1-3.
ROBINSON Roy
Sergeant 2209379, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Thursday 1st June 1944. Aged 20. Son of Harold and Hilda Robinson, of Sandbach, Cheshire. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Collective Grave 3. A. 1-3.
SOLOMON Leonard John
Flying Officer 143837, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Nav. Died on Thursday 1st June 1944. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Collective Grave 3. A. 1-3.

31 May /1 June 1944 - 161 Squadron - Hudson V9155 - MA-Q
Crashed at Gilze-Rijen, Holland. Operation Poker 1 / Football.

DEKKERS Cornelis Martinus
Second Lieutenant. Dutch Agent on operation POKER.
GALL, DFC John
Flying Officer 416476, Royal New Zealand Air Force. Nav. Died on Thursday 1st June 1944. Aged 20. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). Son of John and Madge Gall, of Maza, North Dakota, U.S.A. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Grave 10. F. 11.
HALE Warren Macaulay
Flight Lieutenant J/6948, Royal Canadian Air Force. Pilot. Died on Thursday 1st June 1944. Aged 24. Son of Henry Warren Kilburn Hale and Esther Evelyn Macaulay Hale, of Montreal, Province of Quebec. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Grave 11. F. 1.
HUGHES Michael Henry
Flying Officer 133874, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Gnr. Died on Thursday 1st June 1944. Buried in UDEN WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Grave 5. C. 5.
KUENEN [Gerrit] Jan
Second Lieutenant. Dutch Agent on operation FOOTBALL.
MASKALL, DFM Arthur George ('Jack')
Flying Officer 127532, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. W.Op./Air Gnr. Died Thursday1st June 1944. Aged 33. Son of Sidney George and Lily Beatrice Maskall, landlord and landlady of the Five Bells public house in Cherry Hinton. He married Doris ‘Queenie’, and had a daughter Judith; they were living at 41 Langham Road, Cambridge. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM). Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Grave 7. E. 12.

1/2 June 1944 - 138 Squadron - Halifax LL289 - NF-P
Shot down by German Flak from Saumur whilst supply dropping to French Resistance at Longué-Jumelles (Maine-et-Loire).
Operation PERCY 7, France.

DICKEL Alfred Henry O
Flight Sergeant 1470499, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. W. Op. [Air]. Died on Friday 2nd June 1944. Aged 22. Son of Edward William and Clara J. Dickel; husband of Doris Lilian Dickel, of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. Buried in LONGUE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Maine-et-Loire, France. Grave 1.
FARDON John Charles
Pilot Officer 410472, Royal Australian Air Force. Died on Friday 2nd June 1944. Aged 25. Son of Charles and Jessie Ann Fardon, of Corryong, Victoria. Australia. Buried in LONGUE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Maine-et-Loire, France. Grave 3.
HARGREAVES Dennis
Flying Officer 142090, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Nav. Died on Friday 2nd June 1944. Aged 22. Son of John and Emily Hargreaves, of Southport, Lancashire. Buried in LONGUE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Maine-et-Loire, France. Grave 4.
HAYMAN Douglas Anthony
Pilot Officer 409996, Royal Australian Air Force. Pilot. Died on Friday 2nd June 1944. Aged 24. Son of Samuel William and Amy Hayman, of Brighton, Victoria, Australia. Buried in LONGUE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Maine-et-Loire, France. Grave 3.
PAGE Dennis Arthur
Sergeant 1649720, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flt. Engr. Died on Friday 2nd June 1944. Buried in LONGUE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Maine-et-Loire, France. Grave 2. See also Ely World War 2.

Footnote: Received by email -

Hello,

I've just returned from a visit to Longue in France where my family attended a service for airmen who had died when their plane crashed just outside the village.

There is an immaculately kept memorial in memory of the five men who died in the crash, two survived and were helped by the young woman who lived in the farm next to the crash site (she still lives there and we were privileged to meet her).

The service was attended by around 100 local people and a few from England (Calverton twinning assocoation). It was moving to see so many people remembering those who died in the war.

The aircraft was a Halifax V from 138 squadron with markings LL289 NF-P and had been dropping supplies to the french resistance. I was informed that the plane was hit in the port wing engines by ack ack fire as it was returning over Saumur. 10 miles later it crashed in the field outside Longue. The tail section broke off and the tail gunner survived. The port wing also broke off and a gunner escaped through the hole in the wreckage. The rest of the crew died in the fire / crash.

The lady from the farm helped the two survivors until they were taken away by the Germans. I understand that one man still survives today.

The five crew are buried in the local cemetry in Longue, they are:

RAF
Sgt DA Page
F/O D Hargreaves
F/S AH Dickel

RAAF
F/O DA Hayman
F/O JC Fardon

It was a moving ceremony and it made you feel good to know that men who died so far from home are not forgotten and are remembered by the local people.

Regards

Alistair Thomson

2/3 June 1944 - 138 Squadron - Halifax LL307 - NF-J
Crashed at Tholen, Holland. Operation RODERIGO 1, Belgium.

FILOT H
Sergeant. SOE Agent.
NELSON Eric
[Flight Sergeant] Pilot Officer 183617, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. W.Op./Air Gnr. Died on Saturday 3rd June 1944. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Collective grave 24. A. 2-10.
PARRY Eric
Sergeant 1862502, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flt. Engr. Died on Saturday 3rd June 1944. Aged 20. Son of John Owen Parry, and of Elizabeth Parry, of Upper Bangor, Caernarvonshire. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Collective grave 24. A. 2-10.
SMITH, DFC Derrick Albert John
Flying Officer , Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Nav. Died on Saturday 3rd June 1944. Husband of Elsa Smith. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Collective grave 24. A. 2-10.
STROOBANTS L
Sergeant. SOE Agent.
THOMAS Thomas Morgan
Flight Lieutenant 168842, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Pilot. Died on Saturday 3rd June 1944. Aged 31. Son of David Daniel and Charlotte Thomas; husband of Rose Hannah Thomas. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Collective grave 24. A. 2-10.
VICK James Albert
Sergeant 2209015, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Saturday 3rd June 1944. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Collective grave 24. A. 2-10.
VINCENT John Keith Robert
Flight Sergeant 1336764, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Gnr. Died on Saturday 3rd June 1944. Aged 22. Son of Dr. Leslie Jack Vincent, and of Marguerite (Rita) Vincent, of Norbury, Surrey; husband of Margaret Lewis (formerly Vincent) of Skegness, Lincolnshire. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Collective grave 24. A. 2-10..
WARBOYS Leslie Victor
Flying Officer 131987, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Bomber. Died on Saturday 3rd June 1944. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Collective grave 24. A. 2-10..

7/8 June 1944 - 138 Squadron - Halifax LL416 - NF-O
Crashed near la Fert-St-Cyr 9Loire-et-Cher). Operation HISTORIAN 10.

BISHOP Willie Beaumont
Sergeant 1686150, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flt. Engr. Died on Thursday 8th June 1944. Aged 19. Son of Willie and Mary Bishop. of Bradford, Yorkshire. Buried in LA FERTE-ST. CYR COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Loir-et-Cher, France. Plot 3. Collective grave 9-10.
HAMILTON John
Flight Sergeant R/166270, Royal Canadian Air Force. Nav. Died on Thursday 8th June 1944. Aged 31. Son of Andrew and Sophia Hamilton; husband of Augusta Hamilton, of Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. Buried in LA FERTE-ST. CYR COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Loir-et-Cher, France. Plot 3. Collective grave 9-10.
LYNE Francis Harold
Pilot Officer J/85084, Royal Canadian Air Force. Pilot. Died on Thursday 8th June 1944. Aged 20. Son of Herman and Florence Hilda Lyne, of Michel, British Columbia, Canada. Buried in LA FERTE-ST. CYR COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Loir-et-Cher, France. Plot 3. Collective grave 9-10.
MOFFAT William Howard
Sergeant R/208460, Royal Canadian Air Force. Air Gnr. Died on Thursday 8th June 1944. Aged 19. Son of George Ainley Moffat and Laura Moffat, of Caledonia, Ontario. Canada. Buried in LA FERTE-ST. CYR COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Loir-et-Cher, France. Plot 3. Collective grave 9-10.
SMITH Arthur Roy
Warrant Officer Class II, Flight Sergeant R/171824, Royal Canadian Air Force. Air Bomber. Died on Thursday 8th June 1944. Buried in LA FERTE-ST. CYR COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Loir-et-Cher, France. Plot 3. Collective grave 9-10.
WESTERGARD Ralph William
Flight Sergeant R/134419, Royal Canadian Air Force. W.Op./Air Gnr. Died on Thursday 8th June 1944. Aged 22. Son of William and Helmi Westergard, of Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada. Buried in LA FERTE-ST. CYR COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Loir-et-Cher, France. Plot 3. Collective grave 9-10.

7/8 June 1944 - 138 Squadron - Halifax LL306 - NF-R
Crashed at Veauville-les-Baons (Seine-Maritime). Operation PERIWINKLE, France.

CHADWICK John Grant
Flight Sergeant 1557429, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. W.Op./Air Gnr. Died on Thursday 8th June 1944. Aged 22. Son of John and Mabel Chadwick, of Manchester; husband of Margaret Patricia Chadwick, of Wythenshawe, Manchester. Buried in a collective grave in VEAUVILLE-LES-BAONS CHURCHYARD, Seine-Maritime, France.
HERBERT Frederick William
Sergeant 1806771, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Gnr. Died on Thursday 8th June 1944. Aged 23. Son of Sidney H. and Ellen M. Herbert, of Earlsfield, London. Buried in a collective grave in VEAUVILLE-LES-BAONS CHURCHYARD, Seine-Maritime, France.
KEMP Douglas James Ashley
Sergeant 1861978, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Gnr. Died on Thursday 8th June 1944. Aged 20. Son of James William and Edith Kemp, of Romford, Essex. Buried in a collective grave in VEAUVILLE-LES-BAONS CHURCHYARD, Seine-Maritime, France.
JOHNSTONE Douglas Scott
Flying Officer 429344, Royal New Zealand Air Force. Air Bomber. Died on Thursday 8th June 1944. Aged 22. Son of Thomas Scott Johnstone and Gladys Mary Johnstone, of Mount Somers, Canterbury, New Zealand. Buried in a collective grave in VEAUVILLE-LES-BAONS CHURCHYARD, Seine-Maritime, France.
JONES Herbert Clifford
Flight Lieutenant 410365, Royal Australian Air Force. Pilot. Died on Thursday 8th June 1944. Aged 28. Son of Herbert Henry and Jovita Jones, of Thornbury, Victoria, Australia. Buried in a collective grave in VEAUVILLE-LES-BAONS CHURCHYARD, Seine-Maritime, France.
MONSEN-ELVIK Harold Annalls
Flight Sergeant 1394482, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Nav. Died on Thursday 8th June 1944. Buried in a collective grave in VEAUVILLE-LES-BAONS CHURCHYARD, Seine-Maritime, France.
MOORE Graham Bernard Charles
Sergeant 1608629, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Gnr. Died on Thursday 8th June 1944. Aged 20. Son of Thomas Henry and Winnifred Ivy Moore, of Honicknowle, Plymouth. Buried in a collective grave in VEAUVILLE-LES-BAONS CHURCHYARD, Seine-Maritime, France.

7/8 June 1944 - 138 Squadron - Halifax LL466 - NF-T
Crashed near Doudeville (Seine-Maritime). Operation DONALD 26, France.

MacKAY Angus Donald
Pilot Officer [Flight Sergeant] J/86152, Royal Canadian Air Force. Pilot. Died on Thursday 8th June 1944. Aged 24. Son of Angus Donald and Eliza M. MacKay, of Riverside, Ontario, Canada. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Block "S". Plot 4. Row P. Grave 1.
CHESHIRE William John
Sergeant 652219, Royal Air Force. Nav. Died on Thursday 8th June 1944. Aged 22. Son of Arthur Cheshire, and of Nellie Cheshire, of Widnes, Lancashire. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Block "S". Plot 4. Row P. Grave 4.
BATEMAN Kenneth
Flying Officer 146944, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. W.Op./Air Gnr. Died on Thursday 8th June 1944. Aged 26. Son of Fred and Jessie Violet Bateman, of Crossflats, Yorkshire. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Block "S". Plot 4. Row P. Grave 6.
IRELAND John Roland
Sergeant 1592559, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flt. Engr. Died on Thursday 8th June 1944. Aged 19. Son of John and Dorothy Muriel Ireland, of Grimsby, Lincolnshire. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Block "S". Plot 4. Row P. Grave 3.
ENNIS, DFC Clifford John
Flying Officer 155207, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Bomber. Died on Thursday 8th June 1944. Aged 20. Son of George E. F. and Dorothy Ennis, of Gravesend, Kent. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Block "S". Plot 4. Row P. Grave 7.
DRUMMOND David Watt
Sergeant 1821635, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Gnr. Died on Thursday 8th June 1944. Aged 20. Son of David and Elizabeth Watt Drummond, of Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Block "S". Plot 4. Row P. Grave 5.
CARLSON Ernest William Bernard
Pilot Officer [Sergeant] J/90367, Royal Canadian Air Force. Air Gnr. Died on Thursday 8th June 1944. Aged 21. Son of Oscar and Nannie Carlson, of Lakeview, Ontario, Canada. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Block "S". Plot 4. Row P. Grave 2.

5/6 July 1944 - 161 Squadron - Hudson FK790 - MA-R
Shot down over the Waddenzee, Holland. Operation FIVES 1, Holland.
See Final Flight of Hudson FK790
Agent details supplied by Bob Body - photographs copyright © Bob Body 2004

BOCKMA Jan

Dutch Agent - operation HALMA. Jan Bockma, aged 22 yrs, the son of a prominent resistance leader, did much to aid the efforts of the resistance but felt he could do more. He decided to come to England; his father wanted him to stay in Holland but Jan's mind was made up.

On the 16th May 1942 he left to come to England, having travelled first to Spain he came in contact with the Foreign Legion, which he joined. Sometime later he deserted and managed to get to the UK on board a Norwegian boat, arriving in England a year after he had left Holland, on the 16th May 1943. After a time in the Navy (Dutch?) he joined the BBO and trained as a wireless operator.

BUNNEY Kenneth Ralph
Flying Officer 136328, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Nav. Bomber. Died on Thursday 6th July 1944. Aged 30. Son of James George and Kate Lilian Bunney; of Shortlands, Bromley, Kent; husband of Irene Rose Bunney. Buried in WONSERADEEL (MAKKUM) PROTESTANT CHURCHYARD, Friesland, Netherlands. Row O. Grave 38.
ELIOT Eric Marshall
Sergeant 771810, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Thursday 6th July 1944. Buried in WONSERADEEL (MAKKUM) PROTESTANT CHURCHYARD, Friesland, Netherlands. Row N. Grave 32.
MENZIES, DFC John Watherston
Flight Lieutenant 108868, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Pilot. Died on 6th July 1944. Aged 28. Son of John and Anne Menzies, of Wallington, Surrey. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). Buried in WONSERADEEL (MAKKUM) PROTESTANT CHURCHYARD, Friesland, Netherlands. Row O. Grave 35.
KWINT Peter J

Dutch Agent - operation FIVES. Peter Kwint studied at the University of Amsterdam. When he was required to sign a declaration of loyalty to the Germans he went into hiding and joined the underground movement. After a while he decided to come to England.

On the 8th November 1943 he left Amsterdam for Paris where he stayed for a while before moving on. Later, whilst on Spanish soil, he was arrested and jailed being kept in overcrowded and dirty conditions, without medical assisatance, Peter was passed from one jail to another. Release came on the 19 January 1944 when he was put on a train to Madrid. After reporting to the Dutch consulate, buying clothing and shoes he was, with about 100 others, transported trough Spain to Portugal. From here Peter was put on a ship, the Ondura, bound for Liverpool.

VERHOEF Pleun
Dutch Agent - operation RACQUETS. He was a soldier in the Dutch Army when surrendered, he managed to escape to England by way of Belgium and France. After being placed in a tented camp at Porthcawl Pleun was moved to Congleton and then to Wrotteslley Park (near Wolverhampton). At Wrottesley Park Queen Wilhelmina issued the colours of the Royal Dutch Brigade to Princess Irene on the 27th August 1941. Pleun joined one of the units within the brigade, the parachute unit. He passed through his training getting good marks for his five training jumps. He progressed, earning his corporal's stripes on the way, to training with explosives during October 1941. On the 2nd of April he left the brigade to go on for training with the SOE as an agent but ended up working for the Dutch BBO organisation.
WALTER Johannas A

Dutch Agent - operation BOWLS. Born in Java (Dutch East Indies) he served in the Navy from 1st January 1942 until he arrived in England on the 3rd May. He was detahced from the Navy and sent on wireless training with the RAF in Blackpool and then based with 320 squadron. Around June 1943 he was approached by the SOE who wanted him as a wireless operator and was discharged from the Navy on 12th June 1944.

Whilst in England he married an English girl, Margaret. When he left for his missioon to Holland she was expecting their child.

WITHERS Dennis James
Sergeant 1737508, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. W.Op./Air Gnr. Died on 6th July 1944. Aged 22. Son of Cyril Henry and May Withers, of Leicester; husband of Joan Edith Withers, of Leicester. Buried in WONSERADEEL (MAKKUM) PROTESTANT CHURCHYARD, Friesland, Netherlands. Row O. Grave 34.

7/8 July 1944 - 161 Squadron - Lysander V9490 - MA-H
Ditched in the English Channel. Operation PALAIS.

BESNARD J M L
Passenger - drowned
LESEUR
Passenger - died.

11/12 July 1944 - 138 Squadron - Halifax LL251 - NF-N
Ditched in the Mediterranean. Operation PERCY 19, France.

FARR Michael Anthony
Flying Officer 146341, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 11th July 1944. Aged 24. Son of Percy Valentine and Dorothy Hilda Farr; husband of Violet Isobel Constance Farr, of Ruishton, Somerset. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 206.

18/19 July 1944 - 138 Squadron - Halifax LL387 - NF-P
Crashed into the sea near St-Pair-Sur-Mer (Manche). Operation SHIPWRIGHT 9, France.

ALLISON John
 
Sergeant 1593445, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Gnr. Died on Wednesday 19th July 1944. Aged 21. Son of John and Isabella Allison, of Thornabyon-Tees, Yorkshire. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Grave II.M.16.
BINNS Herbert Denis
Flight Lieutenant 49732, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Wednesday 19th July 1944. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 201.
DALGLISH William Logan
Sergeant R/223820, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died on Sunday 6th August 1944. Aged 20. Son of George Dalglish and of Olga Dalglish (nee Logan), of Ottawa, Ontario. Buried in BENY-SUR-MER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, REVIERS, Calvados, France. Grave IX. F. 1.
FERGUS Thomas
Sergeant 1522934, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Wednesday 19th July 1944. Aged 29. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 229.
HEARN Eric Richard
Sergeant 1867389, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Wednesday 19th July 1944. Aged 21. Son of Frederick John and Margaret Nellie Hearn, of Charlton, London. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 231.
LEE Raymond Leslie
 
Sergeant 1614168, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. W.Op./Air Gnr. Died on Wednesday 19th July 1944. Aged 22. Son of Jesse J. and Edith Lee, of Boxmoor, Hertfordshire. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Grave VIII. C. 17.
PLEASANCE Nigel Leslie St George
Flying Officer 135090, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Pilot. Died on Wednesday 19th July 1944. Aged 25. Son of Samuel Thomas Leslie and Gladys Evelyn Pleasance; husband of Margaret Constance Pleasance (nee Thurlow). Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 208.

18/19 July 1944 - 138 Squadron - Halifax LL364 - NF-B
Collided over drop zone with B-24 of 801st Bomber Group. Crew buried at Marigny-l'Eglise (Nievre) near to the crash site. Operation DICK 89, France.

BYRNE Grayham Bancroft
Sergeant 1547072, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Wednesday 19th July 1944. Aged 21. Son of Arthur and Mary Byrne, of Blackburn, Lancashire. Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1923 in the Blackburn Registration District, Lancashire. Buried in MARIGNY-L'EGLISE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nievre, France. Collective grave 2.
KIDD John Allan
Flight Lieutenant 152342, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Pilot. Died on Wednesday 19th July 1944. Age 20. Son of Roland Arthur and Olwen Mary Kidd, of Bristol. Buried in MARIGNY-L'EGLISE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nievre, France. Collective grave 1.
MILES Cyril Frederick Thomas
Pilot Officer [Sergeant] 56010, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flt Engr. Died on Wednesday 19th July 1944. Aged 24. Son of Charles William and Alice Ruth Miles, of Wimbledon, Surrey. Buried in MARIGNY-L'EGLISE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nievre, France. Collective grave 2.
MOODY James Revill
Sergeant 1576882, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Wednesday 19th July 1944. Aged 20. Son of Charles Revill Moody and Edith Ann Moody, of Colwall, Herefordshire. Buried in MARIGNY-L'EGLISE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nievre, France. Collective grave 2.
STROUD Bernard
Flight Sergeant 1315980, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Bomber. Died on Wednesday 19th July 1944. Aged 20. Son of Frederick Ernest and Sarah Eveline Christabel Stroud, of Hereford. Buried in MARIGNY-L'EGLISE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nievre, France. Collective grave 1.
TAYLOR Charlie
Sergeant 1581229, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. W.Op./Air Gnr. Died on Wednesday 19th July 1944. Buried in MARIGNY-L'EGLISE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nievre, France. Collective grave 1.
URQUHART Kenneth Robinson
Flying Officer J/28220, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died on Wednesday 19th July 1944. Aged 23. Son of Kenneth Urqhart and Mina Robertson Urquhart, of Williamstown, Ontario, Canada. Buried in MARIGNY-L'EGLISE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nievre, France. Collective grave 1.

4/5 August 1944 - 161 Squadron - Hudson LL248 - MA-U
Crashed near huiron (Marne). Operation BOB 166, France.

BLAIKIE, DFM Ian Armstrong
Flying Officer 405365, Royal New Zealand Air Force. Nav. Died on Saturday 5th August 1944. Aged 26. Son of John and Annie Blaikie, of Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM). Buried in HUIRON CHURCHYARD, Marne, France. Collective grave 81.
HALL Robert Buchan
Flying Officer 149572, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Gnr. Died on Saturday 5th August 1944. Aged 36. Son of Robert Bertram Hall, and of Cleora Agnes Hall, of Herne Hill, London. Buried in HUIRON CHURCHYARD, Marne, France. Collective grave 81.
HOLLAND Basil Featherstone
Sergeant 1874064, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flt. Engr. Died on Saturday 5th August 1944. Aged 28. Son of Harry and Edith Jessie Holland; husband of Doris Ethel Holland, of Stanmore, Middlesex. Buried in HUIRON CHURCHYARD, Marne, France. Collective grave 81.
LOOS, DFC Edward Albert
Flight Lieutenant 149841, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Pilot. Died on Saturday 5th August 1944. Aged 27. Son of Albert Edward and Sarah Loos, of Worthing, Sussex; husband of Joan Loos, of Carpenders Park, Hertfordshire. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). Buried in HUIRON CHURCHYARD, Marne, France. Collective grave 81.
MORGAN Kenneth Frederick
Pilot Officer 417228, Royal New Zealand Air Force. W.Op. Died on Saturday 5th August 1944. Aged 21. Son of Rees and Blanche Morgan, of Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand. Buried in HUIRON CHURCHYARD, Marne, France. Collective grave 81.
PATTERSON David Gordon
Flight Sergeant 1491419, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Bomber. Died on Saturday 5th August 1944. Aged 22. Son of James and Mary Patterson, of Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham. Buried in HUIRON CHURCHYARD, Marne, France. Collective grave 81.

4/5 August 1944 - 161 Squadron - Lysander V9748 - MA-D
Shot down by night fighter. probaly a RAF Mosquito, crashed near Messac (Ille-etVilaine). Operation PIROUGE, France.

ALCOCK John Perry
Flying Office 127192, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Pilot. Died on Saturday 5th August 1944. Aged 30. Husband of Dosie Margaret Alcock, of Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Buried in MESSAC COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Ille-et-Vilaine, France.
GERMERAU Lucien
Passenger.

8/9 August 1944 - 161 Squadron - Halifax LL358 - MA-Y
Crashed near Cugny (Aisne). Operation TOM 53, France.

Note from Ian Yuille:

Halifax LL358 - MA-Y. The Flight Engineer is given as Bryan Dean. You may be interested to know that his name is comemmorated on the Roll of Honour to be found in Holy Trinity Junior School, Elm Park, Brixton, London, SW2. The Roll of Honour comemmorates the Old Boys of Strand School which closed in the 1960's as a Grammar School. Within the last two years the present school has refurbished and rehung the memorial in the school hall together with a Roll of Honour for WW1.

BRAGG Clifford George
Sergeant 1896765, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Wednesday 9th August 1944. Aged 20. Son of Clifford and Florence Lily Bragg, of Kingsbury, Middlesex. Buried in CUGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Grave 6.
DEAN Bryan Charles Frederick
Sergeant 1892263, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Wednesday 9th August 1944. Aged 27. Son of Frederick Bryan Dean and Gertrude Mary Dean, of West Norwood, Surrey; husband of Josephine Anita Dean, of Hampton, Middlesex. Buried in CUGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Grave 4.
GRADY John Bruce
Pilot Officer [Warrant Officer 1st Class] J/89985, Royal Canadian Air Force. Nav. Died on Wednesday 9th August 1944. Aged 26. Son of John Earle Grady and Mary Lulu Grady, of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Buried in CUGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Grave 1.
MARKSON Ellis
Sergeant 2211419, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Wednesday 9th August 1944. Aged 38. Son of David and Sarah Markson; husband of Ethel Markson, of Liverpool. Buried in CUGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Grave 7.
NICHOLLS Joseph William
Flight Sergeant 1576493, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Pilot. Died on Wednesday 9th August 1944. Buried in CUGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Grave 2.
RHEAD George Edwards
Pilot Officer 54696, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Bomber. Died on Wednesday 9th August 1944. Aged 28. Son of George and Mary Rhead; husband of Phyllis Rhead, of Stockcross, Berkshire. Buried in CUGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Grave 3.
RIVERS Anthony Albert
Sergeant 1389036, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Wednesday 9th August 1944. Buried in CUGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Grave 5.

8/9 August 1944 - 138 Squadron - Halifax LL308 - NF-Q
Crashed in the area of Géraudot (Aube). Operation OSRIC 45, Belgium.

ATTERTON Arthur William
Pilot Officer 182784, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Nav. Died on Wednesday 9th August 1944. Aged 32. Buried in LUSIGNY-SUR-BARSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aube, France. Collective grave 22.
BEDFORD Horace
Sergeant 1543670, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. W.Op./Air Gnr. Died on Wednesday 9th August 1944. Aged 35. Son of Thomas and Selina Bedford, husband of Alice Rowena Bedford, of Cross Gates, Leeds, Yorkshire. Buried in LUSIGNY-SUR-BARSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aube, France. Collective grave 22.
CURTIS Stanley Raymond
Sergeant 1629379, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flt. Engr. Died on Wednesday 9th August 1944. Aged 20. Son of Albert Edward and Elizabeth Curtis, of Streatham, London. Buried in LUSIGNY-SUR-BARSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aube, France. Collective grave 22.
DOWSE Condor Charles
Sergeant 630916, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Gnr. Died on Wednesday 9th August 1944. Aged 22. Son of Charles William and Elsie Emily Dowse; husband of Hilda Dowse, of Marple, Cheshire. Buried in LUSIGNY-SUR-BARSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aube, France. Collective grave 22.
PATERSON Graham Warren
Pilot Officer 424509, Royal New Zealand Air Force. Pilot. Died on Wednesday 9th August 1944. Aged 22. Son of Thomas Edward and Jane Paterson, of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Buried in LUSIGNY-SUR-BARSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aube, France. Collective grave 22.
SEARELL Lewis Paul
Flight Sergeant 427066, Royal New Zealand Air Force. Air Bomber. Died on Wednesday 9th August 1944. Aged 20. Son of Stanley Luscombe Searell, and of Pearl Alice Searell, of Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. Buried in LUSIGNY-SUR-BARSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aube, France. Collective grave 22.

28/29 August 1944 - 161 Squadron - Halifax LL388 - MA-W
Crashed at Hedel, Holland. Operation HENDRICK, Holland.

DEAN Arnold Keith Michael
Flying Officer 152754, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Bomber. Died on Monday 28th August 1944. Buried in ENGELEN GENERAL CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Grave 2
KROON G
Dutch Agent - escaped from wreck but believed killed later.
SLADE Norman Francis
Warrant Officer 939760, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died of wounds Wednesday 30th August 1944. Aged 36. Son of William Henry and Sarah Slade; husband of Ivy Georgina Slade, of Causway Green, Worcestershire. Buried in ENGELEN GENERAL CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Grave 1.

31 August/1 September 1944 - 138 Squadron - Stirling LK131 - NF-T
Crashed near Glize-en-Rijen. Operation GERRIT 1, Holland.

BAILEY Roger Francis Geoffrey
Sergeant 1807199, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flt. Engr. Died on Friday 1st September 1944. Aged 21. Son of William Anthony and Annie Harriett Bailey, of Faygate, Sussex; husband of Hilda Elizabeth Bailey. Buried in GILZE-EN-RIJEN (GILZE) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Collective grave 9-11.
BAXTER William Allan
Sergeant 1821358, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Friday 1st September 1944. Aged 19. Son of George Douglas and Margaret Taylour Baxter, of Langside, Glasgow. Buried in GILZE-EN-RIJEN (GILZE) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Grave 13.
BULLEN Royston William
Sergeant 1623269, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Friday 1st September 1944. Aged 21. Son of William John and Beatrice Maud Bullen, of Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. Buried in GILZE-EN-RIJEN (GILZE) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Collective grave 9-11.
HANSON George Charles
Sergeant 1601317, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Friday 1st September 1944. Aged 21. Son of Walter and Ellen Florence Hanson, of Enfield Highway, Enfield, Middlesex. Buried in GILZE-EN-RIJEN (GILZE) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Collective grave 9-11.
McNAMARA Paul Edwin
Flying Officer J/29858, Royal Canadian Air Force. Nav. Died on Friday 1st September 1944. Aged 24. Son of Gerald J. and Helen S. McNamara, of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Buried in GILZE-EN-RIJEN (GILZE) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Grave 12.
THOMPSON C Bruce
Flying Officer J/29675, Royal Canadian Air Force. Air Bomber. Died on Friday 1st September 1944. Aged 23. Son of Russell E. and Jessie Thompson, of Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada; husband of Jean Thompson, of Fort Erie. Buried in GILZE-EN-RIJEN (GILZE) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Grave 14.
WALLACE Alfred Jerry
Flight Lieutenant J/272564, Royal Canadian Air Force. Pilot. Died on Friday 1st September 1944. Buried in GILZE-EN-RIJEN (GILZE) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Grave 15.

31 August/1 September 1944 - 138 Squadron - Stirling LJ503 - NF-P
Crashed at Lombard (Doubs). Operation DRAUGHTS, Holland.

ALEXANDER John Campbell
Sergeant 1672382, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Nav. Died on Friday 1st September 1944. Aged 30. Son of William and Margaret Alexander, of Glasgow; husband of Isabella McM. Alexander, of Glasgow. Buried in ARC-ET-SENANS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Doubs, France. Grave 3.
ASHTON Robert Alexander
Flight Sergeant 436598, Royal Australian Air Force. Died on Friday 1st September 1944. Aged 22. Son of William Arthur and Laura Rosena Ashton, of Brighton, Victoria, Australia. Buried in Buried in ARC-ET-SENANS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Doubs, France. Grave 7.
BARNES Norman Edward
Flight Sergeant 424554, Royal Australian Air Force. Died on Friday 1st September 1944. Age 20. Son of Albert Leslie and Winifred Graham Barnes, of Belmont, New South Wales, Australia. Buried in ARC-ET-SENANS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Doubs, France. Grave 5.
HARDIE Robert Blackburn
Flying Officer 415649, Royal Australian Air Force. Pilot. Died on Friday 1st September 1944. Age 34. Son of John and Sarah Hardie, of Albany, Western Australia. Buried in ARC-ET-SENANS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Doubs, France. Grave 1.
HAYES Stuart James
Flight Sergeant 432172, Royal Australian Air Force. Died on Friday 1st September 1944. Age 19. Son of Matthew and Isabel Hayes, of Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia. Buried in ARC-ET-SENANS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Doubs, France. Grave 6.
JACK George McPherson
Sergeant 1822606, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Friday 1st September 1944. Age 19. Son of George and Isobella Hay Jack, of Liberton, Edinburgh. Buried in ARC-ET-SENANS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Doubs, France. Grave 8.
McLEOD Gordon Wesley
Flight Sergeant 422658, Royal Australian Air Force. Died on Friday 1st September 1944. Age 26. Son of William Gordon and Violet May McLeod, of Macksville, New South Wales, Australia. Buried in ARC-ET-SENANS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Doubs, France. Grave 4.
STANLEY Morris
Flight Sergeant 427160, Royal Australian Air Force. Died on Friday 1st September 1944. Age 22. Son of Edgar Hugh and Nessie Venetta Stanley, of Claremont, Western Australia. Buried in ARC-ET-SENANS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Doubs, France. Grave 2.

8/9 September 1944 - 138 Squadron - Stirling LK200 - NF-J
Crashed at Cocksdorp, Texel. Operation DRAUGHTS, Holland.

COURT, DFC Thomas Roger
Flying Officer 132022, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Bomber. Died on Saturday 9th September 1944. Son of Thomas Court, and of Emily Court, of Moss Side, Manchester. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). Buried in TEXEL (DEN BURG) CEMETERY, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Plot K. Row 7. Grave 163.
HULME John
Flying Officer 145292, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. W.Op./Air Gnr. Died on Saturday 9th September 1944. Buried in TEXEL (DEN BURG) CEMETERY, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Plot K. Row 7. Grave 162.
WALTON, DFC, BEM William George Evans
Flying Officer 52211, Royal Air Force. Air Gnr. Died on Saturday 9th September 1944. Aged 32. Husband of Ethel Ruth Ina Walton, of Arlesey. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and British Empire Medal (BEM). Buried in TEXEL (DEN BURG) CEMETERY, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Plot K. Row 7. Grave 161. See also Arlesey.

29/30 September 1944 - 161 Squadron - Lysander V9749 - MA-M
Missing en route from le Bourget, Paris to Tempsford.

CLARK Charles Peter
Flight Lieutenant 106151, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (attached 161 Squadron). Passenger. Died on Friday 29th September 1944. Aged 35. Son of Charles Harold and Gladys Clark; husband of Cynthia L. Clark, of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 201.
COMPTON Anthony Wilfred Alwyne
Squadron Leader 108944, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (attached 161 Squadron). Passenger. Died on Friday 29th September 1944. Aged 35. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 200. See also East Preston, Sussex
LAMBERTON James Alan
[Flying Officer.] Flight Lieutenant 150466, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Pilot. Died on Friday 29th September 1944. Aged 20. Son of James and Jessie Miller Lamberton, of Carlisle. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 202.
SAUNDERS, MBE John Walter
Major 142138, Royal Corps of Signals. Passenger. Died on Friday 29th September 1944. Aged 46. Son of George and Rose Saunders; husband of Theresa Lilian Saunders, of Bletchley, Buckinghamshire. Awarded Member of the British Empire (MBE). Commemorated on BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 7. Column 3.

6/7 October 1944 - 161 Squadron - Stirling LK238 - MA-X
Crashed in flames Vemb, Denmark. Operation TABLEJAM 26, Denmark.

PHILP Ross Ferrier
[Warrant Officer] Pilot Officer 426260, Royal Australian Air Force. Died on Saturday 7th October 1944. Aged 21. Son of Roslyn Foster Bowie Philp and Marjorie Alice Hewson Philp, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Buried in GORDING CHURCHYARD, Denmark.

19 October 1944 - 161 Squadron - Stirling LK207 - MA-W
Aircraft broke up during air test. Operation NAME, Place.

ATKINSON Wilfred George
[Sergeant] Pilot Officer 187342, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Monday 9th October 1944. Either buried in Gorton (Brookfield) Unitarian Churchyard or MANCHESTER CEMETERY, GORTON, Lancashire.
COVENEY Albert James
Flight Sergeant 1600580, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. W.Op./Air Gnr. Died on Monday 9th October 1944. Aged 21. Son of Albert Edward and Mary Elizabeth Coveney, of Cheam. Buried in SUTTON AND CHEAM CEMETERY, SUTTON, Surrey. Sec. M. Grave 132.
KELLY Patrick
Sergeant 1892357, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Monday 9th October 1944. Aged 21. Son of Alfred and Louisa Kelly, of New Cross, London. Buied in the North part of TOTTENHAM AND WOOD GREEN CEMETERY, Middlesex. Sec. Grave 7519.
LEVY Ross Victor
Flight Lieutenant 416831, Royal New Zealand Air Force. Pilot. Died on Monday 9th October 1944. Aged 21. Son of Lionel John Levy, and of Henrietta Levy, of Northland, Wellington, New Zealand. Buried in CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Grave 15526.
STIGGER James William
[Pilot Officer] Flying Officer 142453, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Bomber. Died on Monday 9th October 1944. Buried in WILLESDEN NEW CEMETERY, Middlesex. Sec. X. Grave 65.

8/9 November 1944 - 138 Squadron - Stirling LJ993 - NF-M
Lost at sea due to bad weather. Operation CRUPPER 11, Norway.

CORNISH Dennis James
Flight Sergeant 1866629, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Thursday 9th November 1944. Aged 21. Son of Cecil James Cornish and Genevieve Cornish, of Ponders End, Middlesex. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 216.
DEINBOLL Peter
Norwegian Agent.
FISHER Donald Iain Begbie
Pilot Officer 182582, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Thursday 9th November 1944. Aged 33. Son of James and Elizabeth Fisher; husband of Jean Neal Fisher, of Glasgow. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 211.
FORD Frederick John
Flight Lieutenant 147218, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Pilot. Died on Thursday 9th November 1944. Aged 35. Son of Frederick and Charlotte Ford, of Walthamstow, Essex; husband of Doris Verdun Ford, of Walthamstow. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 202.
GJESTLAND Arne
Norwegian Agent.
CRIMES Brian Francis Frederick
Flight Sergeant 1507997, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Thursday 9th November 1944. Aged 23. Son of Robert F. and Kathleen Crimes, of Rotherham, Yorkshire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 216.
HOWELL, DFC Ernesto
Flight Lieutenant 144194, Royal Air Force. Died on Thursday 9th November 1944. Aged 21. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 202.
OLIVER Mostyn William
Flying Officer 151326, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Thursday 9th November 1944. Aged 21. Son of Mrs. D. A. Oliver, of Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 208. See also Whittlesford.
TANNER James Roy
Pilot Officer 183732, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Thursday 9th November 1944. Aged 23. Son of John Albert Tanner, and of Maria Tanner, of Battersea, London. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 212.

8/9 November 1944 - 138 Squadron - Stirling LK198 - NF-H
Lost at sea due to bad weather. Operation PUFFIN 2, Norway.

BARNICKE Peter
Pilot Officer J/92693, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died on Thursday 9th November 1944. Aged 19. Son of Harry and Lucy Barnicke, of Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 249.
BEST Robert Augusta
Flight Sergeant R/221087, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died on Thursday 9th November 1944. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 254.
BIRDSEYE Alexander Frederick
Flight Sergeant 1395146, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Thursday 9th November 1944. Aged 20. Son of Priscilla Birsdeye, of Maldon, Essex. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 215.
JEFFERY Arthur John
Sergeant 1835953, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Thursday 9th November 1944. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 232.
NELSON Lloyd William
Pilot Officer J/95449, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died on Thursday 9th November 1944. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 232.
OUELLETTE Louis Alexander
[Warrant Officer] Pilot Officer J/92633. Royal Canadian Air Force. Pilot. Died on Thursday 9th November 1944. Aged 22. From Windsor, Ontario. Son of Philias P. and Charlotte A. Ouellette, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 252.
SHARPE Sidney Harry
Flying Officer 153234, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Thursday 9th November 1944. Aged 23. Son of Harry Ernest and Eva Ellen Sharpe, of Sydenham, London. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 209.

26/27 November 1944 - 138 Squadron - Stirling LK151 - NF-E
Crashed into the sea near Assens, Denmark. Operation TABLEJAM 69, Denmark.

BEDGGOOD Arthur Henry
Flight Sergeant 1853408, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Monday 27th November 1944. Aged 19. Son of Arthur James Bedggood and Ada Florence Elsie Bedggood, of Stapleton, Bristol. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 215.
BERRETT Reginald Hughes
Sergeant 1890825, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Monday 27th November 1944. Aged 19. Son of Henry Oliver Berrett, and of Ethel Marian Berrett, of Stamford Hill, London. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 225.
ELLEMAN Charles
Pilot Officer 186688, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Monday 27th November 1944. Son of William and Alice Elleman; husband of Lillian Florence Elleman, of Handsworth, Birmingham. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 211.
McHALE Thomas Patrick
Flying Officer J/24741, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died on Monday 27th November 1944. Aged 24. Son of Thomas and Harriett McHale, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 247.
NAYLOR Kenneth
Flight Sergeant 1622999, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Monday 27th November 1944. Aged 21. Son of Ernest and Eva Naylor; husband of Doris Naylor, of Davyhulme, Manchester. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 220.
SLINN Geoffrey Herbert Brandon
Flying Officer 423263, Royal Australian Air Force. Died on Monday 27th November 1944. Aged 32. Son of Herbert and Lillias Slinn; husband of Dorothy Ada Slinn, of Epping, New South Wales, Australia. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 256.
WITHAM, DFC Reginald Ronald
Flight Lieutenant 425800, Royal Australian Air Force. Pilot. Died on Monday 27th November 1944. Aged 26. Son of William Alexander Leslie and Ellen Witham, of Annerley, Queensland, Australia. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 257.

26/27 November 1944 - 161 Squadron - Hudson T9463 - MA-L
Crashed on the south-east border of Belgium and Luxembourg at Houffalize, East Belgium. Operation FLECKNEY 1, Germany.

Article roughly translated from a French newspaper kindly supplied by Paul Remy:

On Sunday, November 26, 1944, at 2048h, a Lockheed-Hudson bomber of the 161e flotilla took off from the English aerodrome of Tempsford. On board were 4 members of crew: Wilkinson, the pilot, Weddell the navigator, the radio operator, Champion, and Ash, the machine gunner. Their mission was to parachute an intelligence agent, Paul Penczock, alias Paul Woderski, behind the enemy lines close to the town of Arnstadt in Germany. On its return, towards 0200h in the morning, the bomber was flying to the North-East of Houffalize when it unfortunately crashed in a meadow near to “Drogny”, 1 km to the south of Brisy. The bodies were buried in the military cemetery of Evère, close to Brussels. With the assistance of the municipal authorities of Gouvy, a memorial with their memory has been set up on a rock headland along the road between Brisy and Cetturu. This memorial points out the bad times to us which we should remember if we want to build a better future.

ASH, DFC George Henry
Flight Lieutenant 129520, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Air Gnr. Died on Monday 27th November 1944. Aged 30. Son of Annie E. Ash, of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). Buried in BRUSSELS TOWN CEMETERY, Evere, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Grave X. 26. 50.
CHAMPION, DFM Frederick John Joseph
Flight Lieutenant 138801, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. W.Op./Air Gnr. Died on Monday 27th November 1944. Aged 23. Son of Charles Frederick and Edith Champion; husband of Freda Champion, of Bracebridge Heath, Lincolnshire. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM). Buried in BRUSSELS TOWN CEMETERY, Evere, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Grave X. 26. 49.
WEDDELL John
Flying Officer 170390, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Nav. Died on Monday 27th November 1944. Aged 22. Son of John and Julia Weddell, of Alnwick, Northumberland. Buried in BRUSSELS TOWN CEMETERY, Evere, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Grave X. 26. 51.
WILKINSON, DFC and Flying Cross (Holland) Reginald Eric
Squadron Leader 124557, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Pilot. Died on Monday 27th November 1944. Aged 31. Son of Herbert and Charlotte Wilkinson; husband of Winifred Mary Wilkinson, of Barkingside, Essex. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and Flying Cross (Holland). Buried in BRUSSELS TOWN CEMETERY, Evere, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Grave X. 26. 47.

2/3 December 1944 - 138 Squadron - Stirling LK143 - NF-B
Lost at sea. Operation TABLEJAM 169, Denmark.

BUTLER Arthur Cecil
Sergeant 1836613, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Sunday 3rd December 1944. Aged 25. Son of Thomas S. and Emma H. Butler, of Cwm, Monmouthshire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 226.
FILER Frederick Albert Walter
Sergeant 1337166, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Sunday 3rd December 1944. Aged 20. Son of Frederick Alfred Rich Filer and Sarah Hannah Filer; husband of Violet Maud Filer, of Winslow, Buckinghamshire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 229.
GOLDING Joseph Albert
Flight Sergeant 945043, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Sunday 3rd December 1944. Aged 25. Son of Mark and Honor Golding; husband of Pauline A. Golding, of Ipswich, Suffolk. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 218.
HARRIS John George
Flight Sergeant 1399950, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Sunday 3rd December 1944. Aged 20. Son of John and Annie Minnie Jessie Harris, of Bexley, Kent; husband of Doris Harris. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 218.
NICHOLS George Frederick
Flying Officer 175089, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Pilot. Died on Sunday 3rd December 1944. Aged 21. Son of Frederick James Nichols and Frances Hannah Nichols, of Dorking, Surrey. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 208.
POULSON Leslie William

Flight Sergeant 424680, Royal Australian Air Force. Died on Sunday 3rd December 1944. Aged 20. Son of William George Poulson, and of Violet Ethel Poulson, of Cook's Hill, New South Wales, Australia. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 261.

 

Photograph Copyright © Melinda Bright 2012

TERRELL Charles Edward
Pilot Officer 188483, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Sunday 3rd December 1944. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 212.

30/31 December 1944 - 138 Squadron - Stirling LK283 - NF-L
Lost at sea having taken ship-borne flak. Operation CRUPPER 10.

COMER George Allen
Flying Officer, Royal Australian Air Force. Died on Sunday 31st December 1944. Aged 22. Son of Sydney Augustus George Comer, and of Pearl Elizabeth Comer, of Dapto, New South Wales, Australia. B.Sc., Hons. (Sydney). Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 257.
HARRIS George
Warrant Officer 1485057, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Sunday 31st December 1944. Aged 21. Son of Daniel and Winifred Harris, of Preston, Lancashire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 213.
HARRISON Geoffrey
Sergeant 22059921, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Sunday 31st December 1944. Aged 19. Son of Stanley Harrison, and of May Harrison, of Cleveleys, Lancashire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 231.
KENNINGHAM Derek Allen
Flight Sergeant 1805144, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Sunday 31st December 1944. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 219.
McGREGOR Raymond
Flight Lieutenant 412709, Royal New Zealand Air Force. Pilot. Died on Sunday 31st December 1944. Aged 24. Son of John and Gertrude McGregor, of Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 262.
PERKINS David James
Sergeant 1896164, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Sunday 31st December 1944. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 236.
WARD Richard Edward
Sergeant 1898016, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Sunday 31st December 1944. Son of William Richard and Jessie Ward; husband of Florence Dorothy Ward, of East Acton, London. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 239.

Last updated 13 August, 2016

Friends of the War Memorials
War Memorials Trust
Main page | Previous page
Commonweath War Graves Commission
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Copyright © Roll-of-Honour.com 2002-
Email: rollofhonour@ntlworld.com

See our on-line bookstore
Visit our bookstore