Appendix 6 - 1 Fighter Wing pilot fatalities

Date 54 Sqn 452 Sqn 457 Sqn Wing Totals
27-Jan   Sgt Hutchinson (mid air collision during training)  
27-Feb   F/O Ford (lost control in cloud)    
5-Feb Sgt McCarthy (landing collision)      
6-Mar     Sgt Moore (glycol leak, late bail out)  
15-Mar Sgt Cooper (shot down, killed bailing out) & F/Sgt Varney (probable glycol leak, crash-landing) S/L Thorold-Smith (shot down, killed ditching)    
2-May   F/O McNab (killed ditching after combat) F/O Gifford (shot down)  
28-May     F/O Blake & Beale (shot down)  
20-Jun   F/Sgt Ruskin-Rowe & Sgt Nichterlein (shot down)  
30-Jun P/O Wellsman (shot down, late bail out) F/O Lamerton (glycol leak, crash-landing)    
6-Jul     F/O Hamilton, F/O Robinson, & F/Sgt McDowell (shot down)  
7-Sep F/O Hinds (shot down)      
26-Sep   F/O Mawer & Adam (mid-air collision while training)  
Killed by enemy action 4 3 6 13
Killed in flying accident 1 7 1 9
Squadron Totals 5 10 7 22