History of the 602 Squadron

Roll of Honour - 1939 - 1945 - Lest We Forget
( J - R )

The Roll of Honour lists the names of those members of 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force who made the supreme sacrifice in the Second World War from 1939 to 1945. Many listed are members of the Royal Air Forces, Commonwealth and Allied Air Forces who flew under the banner of 'The Crossed Lion ' thus they are our brothers.

The Roll of Honour runs in alphabetical order - A - I | J - R | S - Z
See also - Norwegian Army Air Services on attachment to 602 Squadron

Fg.Off. Jones, Griffith Stanley
(117398) RAFVR
Died - 21 December 1943
Age - 26

From RAF Kenley on Fighter sweep to Cambrai area. Bounced by FW 190 aircraft. Fg.Off Jones seen to crash into sea near Le Touquet.
Buried in Lille Southern Cemetery, Nord. Grave Ref. Plot 5 Row C Grave 18.

Fg.Off. Kelly, James William
(169438) RAFVR
Died - 04 July 1944
Age - 21

Leading Blue Section on Front Line Patrol south of Caen when bounced by enemy aircraft. Reported ‘Missing’
Buried at Banneville-La- Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Grave Ref. XVII .A. 11

Plt.Off. Kidd, Leonard Dewain
(J/85175) RCAF
Died - 07 July 1944
Age - 21

B11 Normandy . Armed reconnaissance South of Caen. Hit by flak over Aunay. Reported ' Missing '.
Buried at Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados,France. Grave Ref: XIX F.3.

Flt.Lt. LLoyd, Geoffrey Yale Glyn
(133033) RAFVR
Died - 14 February 1945

RAF Matlaske,Norfolk. Mid-air collision with Flt.Lt. Waterhouse on return to base. Killed instantly.
Buried at Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery, Lancashire. Grave Ref: Sec. 1A. Gen.Grave 479.

Plt.Off. Lyall, Archibald
(81047) RAFVR
Died - 28 November 1940
Age - 27

Westhampnett. He was at 33,000 feet when he was attacked by Me109. He was too low when he baled out and his parachute did not deploy.
Cremated at Brighton (Woodvale) Borough Crematorium. Sussex. Remembered inGrave Ref: Panel 3.

Sgt. Mackay, Ross Alexander
(R/78449) RCAF
Died - 23 November 1941
Age - 21

RAF Kenley. On practice Cloud Flying. Crashed at Titsey Hill which was covered in low cloud. He was killed with Sgt. Burke RCAF.
Buried at Whyteleaf (St.Luke) Churchyard, Surrey. Grave Ref: Row H Grave 34.

Flt.Sgt. McKenzie, Richard George
(41519) RNZAF
Died - 15 July 1943
Age - 27

Kingsnorth. Bomber Escort to Poix. Attacked by enemy aircraft and tail shot off. Reported'Missing'.
Remembered at Runnymede Memorial Panel 199.

Flt. Lt. Major Peter, Anthony
(33352) RAF
Died - 17 May 1942
Age - 24

Redhill. On Ramrod 33. Shot down into sea off Cap Gris Nez.Seen in sea without dinghy. Plt.Off.Dennehey threw his dinghy to him but he could not reach it. Picked up dead by HSL of Air Sea Rescue.
Buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery , Surrey Grave Ref: 21.B. 15

Flt.Lt. Manson, Alexander Wilson
(122156) RAFVR
Died - 17 July 1944

B11.Normandy. Attacked Motor Transport South East of Argentan, hit by flak. Aircraft crashed and burst into flames.
Buied at Juvingy-Sur-Orne Churchyard,France

Plt.Off. Moody, Henry Woollaston
(81046) RAFVR
Died - 07 September 1940

Westhampnett. Ordered to Mayfield to intercept raiders attacking London. Reported 'Missing' after this action.
Remembered at Runnymede Memorial Panel 9.

Sgt. Morrell, Francis William
(1380942) RAFVR
Died - 26 June 1942
Age - 20

Redhill. Circus 194. Close escort to Le Havre. Many combats.Reported 'Missing'
Remembered at Runnymede Memorial Panel 90

Flt.Lt. De Naeyer, Francis
(101479) RAFVR
Died - 25 May 1943

Fairlop. Escort to Mitchell Bombers to Abbeville. Became seperated from Squadron. Reported ' Missing'.
Buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Grave Ref: Plot 6 Row B Grave 7

Sgt. Nicholson, John Archibald
(745117) RAFVR
Died - 26 April 1941
Age - 21

RAF Ayr. Reported 'Missing' on flight over Irish Sea. Buried at Belfast City Cemetery, Co. Antrim.
Grave Ref: Glenalina Extension Sec.A.S. Grave 97.

Flt.Sgt. O'Connor, John Desmond
(997604) RAFVR
Died - 09 March 1942
Age - 22

RAF Kenley, Bomber Escort Circus 113. Reported 'Missing ' after attack on FW 190.
Remembered at Runnymede Memorial Panel 75.

Sgt. Osborne, Derek Vincent
(998686) RAFVR
Died - 21 September 1941
Age - 25

RAF Kenley. Circus to Gosnay. Attacked by enemy aircraft on entering France. Reported 'Missing'.
Remembered at Runnymede Memorial Panel 49.

W.O. Pincus, John David
(1332709) RAFVR
Died - 19 July 1944
Age - 22

B11. Normandy. Armed reconnaissance. Attacked transport and hit by flak. Engine misfiring and headed for Treuville. Crashed into sea.
Buried at Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Grave Ref: IX.C.10.

W.O. Ptacek, Rudolf
(787434) RAFVR
Died - 28 March 1942

RAF Kenley. Set course to Cap Gris Nez and St. Inglevert. Terrific dog fight with 40 to 50 FW 190 aircraft. Reported 'Missing'.
Rudolf Ptacek was a native of Czechoslovakia who had already escaped from France after being shot down.
Remembered at Runnymede Memorial Panel 73.

LAC Richardson, Alan
Died - 16 May 1942
Age - 27

Redhill. No details available. Buried at Lamesley (St.Andrew )Churchyard, Durham. Grave Ref: N.E. of Church.

Flt.Lt. Ritchie, Thomas Glyn
(73010) RAFVR
Died - 21 July 1941

RAF Kenley. Medium Escort to Mitchell Bombers. Attacked by Me109 aircraft. Flt.Lt. Ritchie, Yellow Section Leader seen to dive over Lille. Presumed 'Killed'.
Buried at Reninghelst Churchyard Extension,Poperinge,West-Vlaanderen,Belgium. Grave Ref: 5A.

Sqn.Ldr. LeRoux, Johannes J. DFC**
(42240) RAFVR
Died - 29 August 1944

B.19. Normandy. Set off for England. Flight aborted due to bad weather. Made another attempt later in the day. Last heard of approaching English Coast.
Posted as 'Missing'. Remembered at Runnymede Memorial Panel200.