In Memoriam - Those Air Force Pilots/Crews who died on this day in WW2.

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  1. spidge

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    1942

    A very costly day with 20 RAAF lads killed in Asia, The Pacific and Europe.

    BENNETT, KEITH CAMPBELL Flight Sergeant 407992 460sq 14/09/1942 22 Royal Australian Air Force Australian 17. G. 19. RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY Germany

    BRASHER, EDWARD KEITH FORBES (DFM) Flight Sergeant 404949 460sq 14/09/1942 25 Royal Australian Air Force Australian 11. B. 9. SAGE WAR CEMETERY Germany

    CROWTHER, ALLISTER DALTON Sergeant 411007 460sq 14/09/1942 33 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Coll. grave 11. B. 6-7. SAGE WAR CEMETERY Germany

    JOHNSON, DOUGLAS WESTBURY Sergeant 403139 460sq 14/09/1942 25 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Coll. grave 11. B. 6-7. SAGE WAR CEMETERY Germany

    MONK, WILLIAM JOHN CARR Sergeant 403793 460sq 14/09/1942 28 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Coll. grave 11. B. 6-7. SAGE WAR CEMETERY Germany

    AHERN, KEVIN JOSEPH Flying Officer 401754 2sq 14/09/1942 22 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Column 8. AMBON MEMORIAL Indonesia

    DOBBS, GILBERT STANLEY Sergeant 414292 2sq 14/09/1942 20 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Column 9. AMBON MEMORIAL Indonesia

    McDONNELL, KENNETH LEWIS Flying Officer 401656 2sq 14/09/1942 25 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Column 8. AMBON MEMORIAL Indonesia

    TRELOAR, VICTOR Flying Officer 416171 2sq 14/09/1942 29 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Column 8. AMBON MEMORIAL Indonesia

    BEITZ, GORDON THOMAS Sergeant 414637 36sq 14/09/1942 21 Royal Australian Air Force Australian B2. C. 8. PORT MORESBY (BOMANA) WAR CEMETERY Papua New Guinea

    DALLY, JOHN DOUGLAS Sergeant 413356 36sq 14/09/1942 22 Royal Australian Air Force Australian B2. C. 4. PORT MORESBY (BOMANA) WAR CEMETERY Papua New Guinea

    DEVINE, STEWART Flight Lieutenant 347 36sq 14/09/1942 38 Royal Australian Air Force Australian B2. C. 6. PORT MORESBY (BOMANA) WAR CEMETERY Papua New Guinea

    FOERS, FRANK HAROLD Leading Aircraftman 40432 36sq Base Laverton 14/09/1942 19 Royal Australian Air Force Australian B2. C. 1. PORT MORESBY (BOMANA) WAR CEMETERY Papua New Guinea

    CALDER, GEORGE DOUGLAS Sergeant 401366 1653 Comm Unit 14/09/1942 24 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Grave 609. KIRKINNER CEMETERY UK

    FRANKCOMB, JOHN CLARENCE Flying Officer 401115 218sq 14/09/1942 28 Royal Australian Air Force Australian War Graves Plot. Grave 26. MARHAM CEMETERY UK

    GRACE, HILARY FRANCIS Flight Sergeant 404963 150sq RAF 14/09/1942 26 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 111. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL UK

    HIGSON, WILLIAM FRANK Flight Sergeant 403512 12sq RAF 14/09/1942 19 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 111. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL UK

    HOLGATE, HAROLD WILLIAM Sergeant 405588 150sq RAF 14/09/1942 32 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 112. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL UK

    RIDING, EDWARD HAVELOCK Flight Sergeant 411187 12sq RAF 14/09/1942 25 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 111. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL UK

    SHEPHERD, TREVOR DOUGLAS Sergeant 411265 150sq RAF 14/09/1942 24 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 113. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL UK
     
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    1943

    AUSTIN, WILLIAM Flying Officer 402841 455sq 14/09/1943 30 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 187. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL UK Surrey

    BRADLEY, BASIL GEORGE SHERIDAN Flying Officer 411736 608sq RAF 14/09/1943 27 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 11, Column 1. MALTA MEMORIAL Malta Floriana

    IRELAND, DENNIS BARTON Flying Officer 139625 138sq 14/09/1943 33 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve UK VIA. D. 4. KRISTIANSAND CIVIL CEMETERY Norway Kristiansand

    O'NEILL, HOWARD CHARLES Flight Sergeant 425205 158sq 14/09/1943 26 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Sec. C. Row B. Grave 18. HARROGATE (STONEFALL) CEMETERY UK Yorkshire

    PETTITT, ERIC NOEL Flight Sergeant 412679 608sq NWAAF 14/09/1943 21 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 12, Column 1. MALTA MEMORIAL Malta Floriana

    ROBERTSON, JAMES HENRY Sergeant 437008 4 O T U Williamtown 14/09/1943 20 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Plot E. Row C. Grave 7. NEWCASTLE (SANDGATE) WAR CEMETERY Australia New South Wales

    SHELDON, LESLIE THOMAS WILLIAM Flight Sergeant 412721 608sq NWAAF 14/09/1943 20 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 12, Column 1. MALTA MEMORIAL Malta Floriana

    SINCLAIR, DONALD Flight Sergeant 415742 4 O T U Williamtown 14/09/1943 21 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Plot E. Row C. Grave 8. NEWCASTLE (SANDGATE) WAR CEMETERY Australia New South Wales
     
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    1944

    BONE, CHARLES VERDUN Leading Aircraftman 16961 22sq 14/09/1944 27 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 7. LAE MEMORIAL Papua New Guinea

    BONNETT, RAYMOND JAMES Corporal 207782 1sq 14/09/1944 26 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Column 444. SINGAPORE MEMORIAL Singapore

    COSTIGAN, WILLIAM ARCHIBALD Leading Aircraftman 73200 22sq 14/09/1944 20 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 7. LAE MEMORIAL Papua New Guinea

    DAVIDSON, JAMES ERNEST Flying Officer 406923 22sq 14/09/1944 22 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 6. LAE MEMORIAL Papua New Guinea

    GLEW, WALLIS CONRAD Pilot Officer 410973 22sq 14/09/1944 21 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 6. LAE MEMORIAL Papua New Guinea

    MOYLAN, HILARY PATRICK Flying Officer 403640 540sq 14/09/1944 31 Royal Australian Air Force Australian 10. E. 3. HANOVER WAR CEMETERY Germany

    PORTER, JOHN ROBERT BYRON Flying Officer 420263 126sq 14/09/1944 26 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Sec. F. Grave 178. BLACKPOOL (CARLETON) CEMETERY UK

    STREET, FRANK Leading Aircraftman 69438 22sq 14/09/1944 33 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 7. LAE MEMORIAL Papua New Guinea

    TOE, ERNEST GEORGE Leading Aircraftman 40613 9sq 14/09/1944 24 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Column 444. SINGAPORE MEMORIAL Singapore

    WEBSTER, MAXWELL JOHN Corporal 54197 1 O T U EAST SALE 14/09/1944 20 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Plot B. Row B. Grave 16. SALE WAR CEMETERY Australia

    WILLIAMS, JAMES HENRY Flight Sergeant 421459 206sq 14/09/1944 24 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Sec. P. Grave 33 M. LEUCHARS CEMETERY UK
     
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    1945

    DUREAU, GEORGE ALFRED Sergeant 13926 99sq 14/09/1945 30 Royal Australian Air Force Australian C. of E. Plot. Sec. A. Grave B330. IPSWICH GENERAL CEMETERY, Queensland Australia

    HENDY, GEORGE ALLAN Flight Lieutenant 401441 99sq 14/09/1945 27 Royal Australian Air Force Australian C. of E. Plot. Sec. A. Grave B326. IPSWICH GENERAL CEMETERY, Queensland Australia

    HOLDEN, ASHLEY ROY THOMAS Flight Sergeant 433543 14 ACHU RAF 14/09/1945 24 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Sec. A. Grave 702. CHESTER (BLACON) CEMETERY UK Cheshire

    MUTTON, JAMES HAROLD Flying Officer 34046 99sq 14/09/1945 32 Royal Australian Air Force Australian C. of E. Plot. Sec. A. Grave B328. IPSWICH GENERAL CEMETERY, Queensland Australia

    PULLIN, RAYMOND FRANK Flying Officer 411050 99sq 14/09/1945 29 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Row E. Grave 1. IPSWICH GENERAL CEMETERY, Queensland Australia

    QUINN, VINCENT JOHN Flight Sergeant 437876 99sq 14/09/1945 23 Royal Australian Air Force Australian C. of E. Plot. Sec. A. Grave B329. IPSWICH GENERAL CEMETERY, Queensland Australia
     
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    1942

    FRASER, THOMAS PRESS Sergeant 413484 9 AOS RCAF 15/09/1942 30 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Plot 184. Row 4. ST. JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU (ST. JAMES) CEMETERY Canada Quebec
    Roll of Honour - Thomas Press Fraser

    Service number: 413484 Rank: Sergeant
    Unit: 9 Air Observers School RCAF
    Service: RAAF
    Conflict: 1939-1945
    Date of death: 15 September 1942
    Place of death: Canada
    Cause of death: Accidental

    PAGE, KENNETH GEORGE Sergeant 406951 25sq 15/09/1942 22 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 6. SYDNEY MEMORIAL Australia New South Wales
    Roll of Honour - Kenneth George Page

    Service number: 406951 Rank: Sergeant
    Unit: 25 Squadron
    Service: RAAF
    Conflict: 1939-1945
    Date of death: 15 September 1942
    Place of death: Off WA Coast
    Cause of death: Accidental

    PROPERJOHN, KEVIN PEMBERTON Sergeant 415048 25sq 15/09/1942 20 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 6. SYDNEY MEMORIAL Australia New South Wales
    Roll of Honour - Kevin Pemerton Properjohn

    Service number: 415048 Rank: Sergeant
    Unit: 25 Squadron
    Service: RAAF
    Conflict: 1939-1945
    Date of death: 15 September 1942
    Place of death: Fremantle WA
    Cause of death: Accidental
    Source: AWM148 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, Air Force




    RISBEY, GEOFFREY THOMAS Flying Officer 400834 53sq 15/09/1942 22 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Eastern Portion. Grave 23. PORT OF SPAIN (ST. JAMES) MILITARY CEMETERY Trinidad&Tobago Port of Spain

    15 September 1942.
    53 Squadron.

    P/O. Risbey (RAAF) was circling low over Edinburgh Field, Trinidad, in Hudson V. AM727/D trying to land in a rain storm when the aircraft struck a tree and crashed, Risbey, P/O J W P. Walker (RAAF), Sgt A M. Parkin, Sgt N F. Brassington and AMM3C WM. Boots (USN) were all killed.


    SCRIBNER, GORDON GEORGE Sergeant 411392 3sq 15/09/1942 22 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Column 266. ALAMEIN MEMORIAL Egypt Alamein
    Roll of Honour - Gordon George Scribner

    Service number: 411392 Rank: Sergeant
    Unit: 3 Squadron
    Service: RAAF
    Conflict: 1939-1945
    Date of death: 15 September 1942
    Place of death: Middle East
    Cause of death: Flying Battle

    SMITH, GEOFFREY FRANCIS Aircraftman 1st Class 47827 3 SOTT Ultimo 15/09/1942 23 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 7. SYDNEY MEMORIAL Australia New South Wales
    Roll of Honour - Geoffrey Francis Smith

    Service number: 47827 Rank: Aircraftman Class 1
    Unit: 3 School of Technical Training Ultimo
    Service: RAAF
    Conflict: 1939-1945
    Date of death: 15 September 1942
    Place of death: Bondi NSW
    Cause of death: Accidental (Ground Accident)


    WALKER, JACK WARING PAIX Flying Officer 401354 53sq 15/09/1942 23 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Eastern Portion. Grave 22. PORT OF SPAIN (ST. JAMES) MILITARY CEMETERY Trinidad&Tobago Port of Spain

    15 September 1942.
    53 Squadron.

    P/O. Risbey (RAAF) was circling low over Edinburgh Field, Trinidad, in Hudson V. AM727/D trying to land in a rain storm when the aircraft struck a tree and crashed, Risbey, P/O J W P. Walker (RAAF), Sgt A M. Parkin, Sgt N F. Brassington and AMM3C WM. Boots (USN) were all killed.

    WARD-SMITH, GERALD Sergeant 413294 2sq 15/09/1942 25 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Column 10. AMBON MEMORIAL Indonesia Ambon
    Roll of Honour - Gerald Ward-Smith

    Service number: 413294 Rank: Sergeant
    Unit: 2 Squadron
    Service: RAAF
    Conflict: 1939-1945
    Date of death: 15 September 1942
    Place of death: Netherlands East Indies
    Cause of death: Flying Battle
     
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    16th September 1941

    Sergeant Edward McCormack, RAAF

    Egypt. September 1941. A cross and wreath mark the grave in the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Row K, Grave 136, of 404181 Sergeant Edward McCormack, RAAF Pilot, of No. 112 Squadron RAF, who died 16 September 1941 (the date on the cross is 17 September 1941). He was the son of John and Emily Constance McCormack of Brisbane, Qld.
    Name: McCORMACK, EDWARD
    Initials: E
    Nationality: Australian
    Rank: Sergeant
    Regiment: Royal Australian Air Force
    Age: 22
    Date of Death: 16/09/1941
    Service No: 404181
    Additional information: Son of John and Emily Constance McCormack, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: K. 136.
    Cemetery: CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
    Date of Birth 10 Jan 1919
    Place of Birth BRISBANE, QLD
    Date of Enlistment 21 Jun 1940
    Locality on Enlistment Unknown
    Place of Enlistment BRISBANE, QLD
    Next of Kin MCCORMACK, EMILY
    Date of Death 16 Sep 1941
    Rank Sergeant
    Posting on Death 112 Squadron
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry None for display
    Prisoner of War No
    Roll of Honour SURAT Queensland
     
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    17th September 1942

    HOBAN, WALTER JOHN
    Sergeant
    403812
    49sq
    RAF
    17/09/1942
    26
    Royal Australian Air Force
    Australian
    Joint grave 11. F. 14-15.
    REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
    Germany Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen

    16/17 September, 1942; ESSEN: The squadron detailed 13 aircraft for an attack on the Krupps works in Essen. The town received a scattered but damaging raid from over 360 bombers, but RAF losses were high, losing 39 aircraft. One of the 9 Lancaster crews lost, came from 49 Squadron and was captained by one of the unit's Squadron Leaders: Henry Barnard (R5890) and crew were sadly all killed when their aircraft came down in the target area. The crew are now all buried
    in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, after initially being interred at Nord Friedhof, Düsseldorf.

    Lancaster R5890
    S/L H.W. Barnard Pilot (Killed)
    Sgt K.A. Bouffler F/E (Killed)
    F/O O.D. Thomas 2nd Pilot (Killed)
    F/S A.B. Brooks DFM W/AG (Killed)
    Sgt A.L. Caron RCAF A/G (Killed)
    Sgt W.J. Hoban RAAF W/AG (Killed)
    P/O D.B. Moody W/AG (Killed)

    Hoban.JPG
     
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    18th September 1942

    1942

    FRASER, COLIN ANGEL
    Pilot Officer
    416115
    46sq RAF
    18/09/1942
    22
    Royal Australian Air Force
    Australian
    3. H. 12.
    ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
    Egypt Alexandria

    Fraser_Colin_Angel Photo.jpg

    Pre-enlistment studio portrait of 416115 Pilot Officer (PO) Colin Angel Fraser RAAF and his wife Iris Ruby (nee Sambell). A clerk of Glenelg, SA, he PO Fraser enlisted on 29 March 1941. PO Fraser was attached to 46 Squadron RAF when he died in an accident on 18 September 1942; he was aged 22 years.
     
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    18 September 1944

    1944

    BELL, GEORGE SAMUEL CRAWFORD
    Pilot Officer
    412361
    570sq
    18/09/1944
    23
    Royal Australian Air Force
    Australian
    Plot 2. Row A. Coll. grave 20-21. HETEREN GENERAL CEMETERY
    Netherlands Gelderland

    Heteran General 412361 Bell_GSC.JPG

    570 Squadron
    Stirling IV LK121
    Op. Arnhem.

    The aircraft was towing a glider en route to Arnhem when it was hit by enemy flak at Tiel and caught fire before crashing at Opheusden.

    Casualties
    Pilot Officer George Samuel Crawford BELL 23 RAAF Pilot
    Pilot Officer Charles William CULLING 29 Pilot
    Pilot Officer John Douglas BAKER 21 RCAF Navigator
    Sergeant Vincent WILLIAMS 19 Flight Engineer
    Flight Sergeant Henry Ernest BROWNE Bomb Aimer
    Flight Sergeant Edward Philip POPE 21 Air Gunner
    Corporal John Redmond COLEMAN 26 RCAF
     
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    18th September 1945

    A very sad story here one month after the Japanese surrender!
    From 'The (Newcastle) Herald'
    Saturday 25 June 2005:

    1945

    Sixty years after they died in a World War II rescue mission, 29 Australians are to be laid to rest.
    Defence Minister Robert Hill announced yesterday that the remains had been recovered of crew and patients on RAAF Dakota A65-61, which crashed in Papua New Guinea.
    A story here from F/O Stibbards daughter:
    A Death In The Family

    From 'The (Newcastle) Herald'
    Saturday 25 June 2005:

    "At rest at last

    Sixty years after they died in a World War II rescue mission, 29 Australians are to be laid to rest.
    Defence Minister Robert Hill announced yesterday that the remains had been recovered of crew and patients on RAAF Dakota A65-61, which crashed in Papua New Guinea.
    A military funeral is planned for later this year in PNG.
    The RAAF was transferring wounded servicemen from Indonesia to Townsville when the plane crashed on September 18, 1945."

    Two Hunter Valley servicemen, Warrant Officer Arthur Jack Hunter, age 25 of Lambton (38 Squadron RAAF) and Sapper James Francis MacDougall, age 24 of Mayfield (5 Mechanical Equipment Company). were among the crew and passengers that were killed.

    The names and details of the twenty nine are as follow (from the DVA’s WW2 Nominal Roll and the AWM’s Roll of Honour):

    Warrant Officer Arthur Jack Hunter, Service Number: 411069; Address at Enlistment: Lambton, NSW; Posting on Death: 38 Squadron.
    W.O. Albert Clifford Hughes, 414566, Upper Mount Gravatt, Qld; 38 Squadron.
    W.O. Eric Wilkinson, 405949, Booval, Qld; 38 Squadron.
    W.O. Allan Campbell, 412376, Mount George, NSW; 38 Squadron.
    Flight Sergeant Keith Robert Wiles, 27141, Glandore, SA; 38 Squadron.
    Flight Sergeant Allan George Sawery, 6188, Albion, NSW; 38 Squadron.
    Sgt Francis Leonard Henry Blackmore, 47042, West Hindmarsh, SA; 2 Medical Air Evacuation and Transport Unit.
    Flying Officer Noel Royce Stibbard, 421110, Wollongong, NSW; 38 Squadron.
    Leading Aircraftsman William Royce Dunderdale, 170241, Darra, Qld; 38 Squadron
    Sister Marie Eileen Craig, 501399, Drummoyne, NSW; 2 Medical Air Evacuation and Transport Unit
    Lieut Alun Morris Jones, QX4655, Silkstone, Qld; 11 Australian Movement Control Group.
    Lance Sgt Arthur John Hyde, NX88349, Croydon, NSW; 30 Works Company.
    Cpl George John Welch, NX31956, Queanbeyan, NSW; 2/102 General Transport Company.
    Pte Keith John Bowden, NX108177 (N239150), Sans Souci, NSW; 2/12 Australian Infantry Battalion.
    Pte Ian Scott McDowall, QX26044, Galloways Hill, QLD; 1 Parachute Maintenance Platoon AAOC.
    Pte Laurie Anthony Coombe, SX25862 (S47372), Glandor, SA; 2/4 Pioneer Battalion.
    Pte John McAlorum, QX54584, Red Hill, QLD; 2/23 Australian Infantry Battalion.
    Pte Mervyn John Ford, NX78164, Nortmere, NSW; 2/31 Australian Infantry Battalion.
    Pte Leonard Thomas Oakley, TX16004 (T102879), Burnie, Tas; 2/31 Australian Infantry Battalion.
    Pte Ian Thomas Lawler Ray, NX203686, Ainslie, ACT; 2/31 Australian Infantry Battalion.
    Pte Donald William Smith, NX92958, Milton, NSW; 2/31 Australian Infantry Battalion.
    Pte James Ivan Tindall, NX126131 (N268804), Pambula, NSW; 2/16 Australian Infantry Battalion.
    Pte Arthur Trevor Jorgensen, QX60848 (Q271474), Toowoomba, Qld; 2/31 Australian Infantry Battalion.
    Sapper John Matthews, NX128663 (N350309); Orange, NSW; 9 Works Company.
    Sapper James Francis MacDougall, NX204635 (N467417), Mayfield, NSW; 5 Mechanical Equipment Company.
    Trooper Ronald Leslie Mathiesen, QX60160, Maryborough, Qld; 2/6 Cavalry Commando Squadron.
    Trooper George Phillip Duffy, QX28187, Augathella, Qld; 2/5 Cavalry Commando Squadron.
    Trooper Fredrick Joseph Ireland, NX114117 (N228055), Maroubra Junction, NSW; 2/5 Cavalry Commando Squadron.
    Gunner Trevor John Eiszele, TX8234, Hobart, Tas; 2/8 Field Regiment.
     
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    1942

    19th September

    BISHOP, FRANK ELLIOTT Sergeant 416113 460sq 19/09/1942 29 Royal Australian Air Force Australian BINBROOK (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD UK Lincolnshire

    BRANDER, HARRY SUTTON Flying Officer 403658 460sq 19/09/1942 25 Royal Australian Air Force Australian BINBROOK (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD UK Lincolnshire

    HAZELTON, WILLIAM JOHN RONALD Corporal 22126 460sq 19/09/1942 22 Royal Australian Air Force Australian BINBROOK (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD UK Lincolnshire

    KEYS, FREDERICK RAYMOND Sergeant 401220 460sq 19/09/1942 24 Royal Australian Air Force Australian BINBROOK (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD UK Lincolnshire

    MORANT, ALLAN RALPH Flight Sergeant 400931 460sq 19/09/1942 28 Royal Australian Air Force Australian BINBROOK (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD UK Lincolnshire

    SOLOMONS, SIDNEY ARTHUR Flight Sergeant 403079 460sq 19/09/1942 24 Royal Australian Air Force Australian BINBROOK (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD UK Lincolnshire

    SUTTON, JAMES THOMAS Flight Sergeant 404860 460sq 19/09/1942 29 Royal Australian Air Force Australian BINBROOK (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD UK Lincolnshire

    Date of Death: 19 September 1942
    Source:
    AWM 64 (1/293) AWM 237 (63) (64)
    NAA: A705, 163/92/190; WR Chorley : RAF Bomber Command Fatalities in the Second World War, Page 223, volume 1942.
    Aircraft Type:
    Halifax
    Serial number:
    DT 481
    Radio call sign:
    Unit:
    460 Sqn RAAF
    Summary:
    Halifax DT 481 based at RAF Breighton was detailed on 19 September 1942 to carry out an air firing exercise, but to make a call first to the drome at RAF Binbrook. The aircraft overshot the drome on its first approach, and when it overshot again on the second approach, smoke was pouring from the starboard outer engine which had failed and caught fire. At 1030 hours while making a gentle turn to the left at 800 feet the aircraft stalled, then spun and crashed. All the crew on board were killed.
    Crew:
    RAAF 403079 Flt Sgt Solomons, S A Captain (Pilot)
    RAAF 400931 Flt Sgt Morant, A R (Navigator)
    RAAF 401220 Sgt Keys, F R (Bomb Aimer)
    RAAF 403658 FO Brander, H S (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
    RAAF 416113 Sgt Bishop, F E (Front Gunner)
    RAAF 404860 Flt Sgt Sutton, J T (Rear Gunner)
    RAAF 22126 Cpl Hazelton, W J R (Fitter 2A)
    RAF Sgt Betteridge, A S (Flight Engineer)
    All the RAAF crew members are interred in the Binbrook (St Mary) Churchyard, Lincolnshire.UK.
     
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    1941

    20th September

    BARTLETT, GORDON KENNETH Sergeant 407190 226sq 20/09/1941 21 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Plot 85. Row D. Grave 6. AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY Netherlands Noord-Holland

    Service number: 407190
    Rank: Sergeant
    Unit: 226 Squadron RAF
    Service: RAAF
    Conflict: 1939-1945
    Date of death: 20 September 1941
    Place of death: Netherlands
    Cause of death: Flying Battle
    Son of John Royston Bartlett and Florence Maud Bartlett, of Hawthorn, South Australia.


    I have not researched the details of his death.
     
  13. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    1941

    20th September

    BARTLETT, GORDON KENNETH Sergeant 407190 226sq 20/09/1941 21 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Plot 85. Row D. Grave 6. AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY Netherlands Noord-Holland

    Service number: 407190
    Rank: Sergeant
    Unit: 226 Squadron RAF
    Service: RAAF
    Conflict: 1939-1945
    Date of death: 20 September 1941
    Place of death: Netherlands
    Cause of death: Flying Battle
    Son of John Royston Bartlett and Florence Maud Bartlett, of Hawthorn, South Australia.


    I have not researched the details of his death.

    Geoff, I have the following on the above loss...........


    20 September 1941.

    No.226 Squadron.
    Blenheim IV V6422 MQ-
    Op. Anti-shipping.

    The aircraft took off from Wattisham to patrol Beat 10. It attacked a convoy off the Hook of Holland and crashed after being caught in the blast of its own bombs.

    Sgt. J C V. Colmer +
    CWGC :: Casualty Details

    Sgt. G K. Bartlett RAAF +
    CWGC :: Casualty Details

    Sgt. L. Trevor +
    CWGC :: Casualty Details

    BCL. Vol.2 - W R. Chorley
     
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    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Thanks Peter - Great info.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
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    1942

    21st September

    BUTCHER, RAYMOND EDWARD NORTON Flying Officer 406638 101sq RAF 21/09/1942 24 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Allied Mil. Plot. Row 2. Grave 14. AABENRAA CEMETERY Denmark Aabenraa

    Butcher_Raymond_Edward_Norton Photo.jpg

    Butcher_REN.JPG

    HAWKINS, HEDLEY MAURICE Sergeant 404433 101sq RAF 21/09/1942 21 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 112. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL UK Surrey

    I assume these two RAAF lads were on the same aircraft and only one body found.
     
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    1943

    22nd September

    CRANFIELD, ASTLEY ARTHUR Flight Sergeant 420155 460sq 22/09/1943 24 Royal Australian Air Force Australian 27. F. 6. BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY Germany Saltau-Niedersachsen

    GALT, KENNETH RAE Flight Sergeant 409683 460sq 22/09/1943 23 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Coll. grave 27. F. 8-11. BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY Germany Saltau-Niedersachsen

    LUCY, HARRY KENLOCH Flight Sergeant 409560 460sq 22/09/1943 28 Royal Australian Air Force Australian 27. F. 5. BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY Germany Saltau-Niedersachsen

    SIBBIT, EDWARD MOORE Flight Sergeant 5148 460sq 22/09/1943 30 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Coll. grave 27. F. 8-11. BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY Germany Saltau-Niedersachsen

    SMITH, CHARLES KEIGHTLEY Pilot Officer 413665 460sq 22/09/1943 28 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Coll. grave 27. F. 8-11. BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY Germany Saltau-Niedersachsen

    WATSON, MAXWELL THOMAS LOCKWOOD Flying Officer 420328 460sq 22/09/1943 27 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Coll. grave 27. F. 8-11. BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY Germany Saltau-Niedersachsen

    460 SQUADRON RAAF, WORLD WAR 2 FATALITIES
    Date of Death: 22 September 1943
    Source:
    AWM 64 (1/293) AWM 237 (63) (64)
    NAA: A705, 166/38/215
    Aircraft Type:
    Lancaster
    Serial number:
    JA 859
    Radio call sign:
    AR -
    Unit:
    460 Sqn RAAF
    Summary:
    Lancaster JA 859 took off from RAF Binbrook at 1903 hours on 22 September 1943 to attack Hanover. Bomb load 1 x 4000lb and 3 x 1000lb bombs, 48 x 30lb and 570 x 4lb incendiaries. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base. Twenty four aircraft from the squadron took part in the raid.
    Crew:
    RAAF 413665 PO Smith, C K Captain (Pilot)
    RAAF 420328 FO Watson, M T L (2nd Pilot)
    RAAF 409683 Flt Sgt Galt, K R (Navigator)
    RAAF 5148 Flt Sgt Sibbit, E M (Bomb Aimer)
    RAAF 420155 Flt Sgt Cranfield, A A (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
    RAF Sgt Clayton, E G (Flight Engineer)
    RAAF 409560 Flt Sgt Lucy, H K (Air Gunner)
    RAF Sgt Hampton, R T (Air Gunner)
    Following post war enquiries and investigations, it was established that the aircraft crashed on the east bank of the Weser river at Bremen-Walle north west from the city centre. All the crew were killed and they are interred in the Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, 45 miles east of Bremen, Germany.

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    BARRETT-LENNARD, MICHAEL GODFREY Flight Sergeant 406912 460sq 22/09/1943 23 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Coll. grave 14. A. 10-12. SAGE WAR CEMETERY Germany Oldenburg, Niedersachsen

    COX, DUDLEY VINCENT Flight Sergeant 416935 460sq 22/09/1943 23 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Coll. grave 14. A. 10-12. SAGE WAR CEMETERY Germany Oldenburg, Niedersachsen

    HANSEN, RONALD HANS Flight Sergeant 22001 460sq 22/09/1943 23 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Coll. grave 14. A. 10-12. SAGE WAR CEMETERY Germany Oldenburg, Niedersachsen

    RUSHTON, ARTHUR NOEL FORRESTER Flight Sergeant 421512 460sq 22/09/1943 24 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Coll. grave 14. A. 10-12. SAGE WAR CEMETERY Germany Oldenburg, Niedersachsen

    460 SQUADRON RAAF, WORLD WAR 2 FATALITIES
    Date of Death: 22 September 1943
    Source:
    AWM 64 (1/293); AWM 237 (63)
    NAA: A705, 166/5/298
    Aircraft Type:
    Lancaster
    Serial number:
    DV 219
    Radio call sign:
    AR -
    Unit:
    460 Sqn RAAF
    Summary:
    Lancaster DV 219 took off from RAF Binbrook at 1900 hours on 22 September 1943 to attack Hanover, Germany. Bomb load 1 x 4000lb and 3 x 1000lb bombs, 64 x 30lb, 540 x 4lb incendiaries. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base. Twenty four aircraft took part in the operation.
    Crew:
    RAAF 22001 Flt Sgt Hansen, R H Captain (Pilot)
    RAAF 406912 Flt Sgt Barrett-Lennard, M G (Navigator)
    RAAF 416935 Flt Sgt Cox, D V (Bomb Aimer)
    RAF Sgt Mott, L O (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
    RAF Flt Sgt Sedgwick, J F (Flight Engineer)
    RAAF 421512 Flt Sgt Rushton, A N F (Air Gunner)
    RAF Sgt Shepley, N (Air Gunner)
    Post war enquiries established that the aircraft was shot down and crashed at Branstedt near Vechta at 2230 hours on 22 September. Wreckage was scattered over a wide area and all the crew were killed. The remains of the crew were recovered by the Germans and buried in Vetcha cemetery. The four RAAF crew members were re-interred at the Sage War Cemetery, located 13 miles south of Oldenburg, Germany.
     
  17. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    1943

    23rd September

    ADAIR, CHARLES EDWARD Flight Sergeant 11615 467sq 23/09/1943 23 Royal Australian Air Force Australian 5. B. 21. DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY Germany Bad Tolz, Bayern

    FARMER, WALTER THEODORE Pilot Officer 416843 467sq 23/09/1943 21 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 191. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL UK Surrey

    Date of Death: 23 September 1943
    Source:
    AWM 64 (1/426) AWM 237 (63) (64)
    W R Chorley : RAF Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War : Page 333, Volume 1943.
    Aircraft Type:
    Lancaster
    Serial number:
    DV 233
    Radio call sign:
    PO -
    Unit:
    467 Sqn RAAF
    Summary:
    Lancaster DV233 took off from RAF Bottesford at 1904 hours on the night of 23/24th September 1943 to bomb Mannheim, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base. Seventeen aircraft from the Squadron took part in the raid and two of these including DV233 failed to return.
    Crew:
    RAAF 416843 PO Farmer, W T Captain (Pilot)
    RAF FO Puttick, A (Navigator)
    RAF Sgt J Knowles, (Bomb Aimer)
    RAF Sgt T W Darvill, (Wireless Operator Air Gunner) RAF Sgt R V Chinnery, (Flight Engineer)
    RAF Sgt P Cansfield, (Mid Upper Gunner)
    RAAF 11615 Flt Sgt C E Adair, (Rear Gunner)
    Post war it was established that the aircraft was shot down by an ME110 whose opening burst killed Flt Sgt Adair. The aircraft caught fire and crashed near the bahnhof at Goddelau, approx. 24 miles north of Mannheim, Germany. Both PO Farmer and Flt Sgt Adair were killed and the other five members of the crew became POW’s.
    In later statements Sgt Knowles and Sgt Chinnery (POW’s) said “It was highly improbable that PO Farmer had sufficient time to enable him to effectively abandon the aircraft.” Sgt Darvill and Sgt Knowles (POW’s) reported “ Sgt Adair was unable to exit from the rear turret after receiving instructions to abandon the aircraft. Sgt Cansfield made two attempts to save him but due to the fire could not reach the turret and he was forced to abandon the aircraft.”
    PO Farmer is listed as missing and his name is commemorated on the Memorial to the Missing, Runnymede, Surrey, UK. Flt Sgt Adair is buried at Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany. Durnbach is a village, 16kms east of Bad Tolz, a town 48kms south of Munich.

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    LONG, ARTHUR Pilot Officer 413396 467sq 23/09/1943 23 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Coll. grave 6. E. 4-8. DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY Germany Bad Tolz, Bayern

    LUMSDEN, OSWALD JOHN Flight Sergeant 413779 467sq 23/09/1943 29 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Coll. grave 6. E. 4-8. DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY Germany Bad Tolz, Bayern

    Date of Death: 23 September 1943
    Source:
    AWM 64 (1/426) AWM 237 (63) (64)
    W R Chorley : RAF Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War : Page 333, Volume 1943.
    Aircraft Type:
    Lancaster
    Serial number:
    EE 135
    Radio call sign:
    PO – Y
    Unit:
    467 Sqn RAAF
    Summary:
    Lancaster EE135 took off from RAF Bottesford at 1901 hours on the night of 23/24th September 1943 to bomb Mannheim, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base. Seventeen aircraft from the Squadron took part in the raid and two of these including EE135 failed to return.
    Crew:
    RAAF 413396 PO Long, A Captain (Pilot)
    RAAF 413779 Flt Sgt O J Lumsden, (Navigator)
    RCAF Flt Sgt M C Craik, (Bomb Aimer)
    RAF Sgt J B Harrison, (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
    RAF Sgt C Weddell, (Flight Engineer)
    RCAF Sgt H A Green, (Mid Upper Gunner)
    RAF Sgt T Francis, (Rear Gunner)
    Following post war enquiries it was believed that the aircraft crashed at Altertheim and all the crew were killed. They are buried at Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany. Durnbach is a village 16kms from Bad Tolz, a town 48kms south of Munich.

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    CUMMING, ALLEN BOYCE Flight Sergeant 414338 460sq 23/09/1943 30 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Coll. grave 22. C. 15-17. REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY Germany Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen

    HADLEY, GEORGE ARTHUR Flying Officer 413989 460sq 23/09/1943 25 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Coll. grave 22. C. 15-17. REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY Germany Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen

    MORRISON, D'ARCY EDWARD Flight Sergeant 421436 460sq 23/09/1943 26 Royal Australian Air Force Australian 22. C. 13. REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY Germany Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen

    PLANT, BRUCE ALBERT Flight Sergeant 23729 460sq 23/09/1943 23 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Coll. grave 22. C. 15-17. REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY Germany Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen

    Date of Death: 23 September 1943
    Source:
    AWM 64 (1/293); AWM 64 (1/294) Appendix 137; AWM 237 (63) (64)
    NAA: A705, 166/32/195
    Aircraft Type:
    Lancaster
    Serial number:
    DV 174
    Radio call sign:
    AR -
    Unit:
    460 Sqn RAAF
    Summary:
    Lancaster DV 174 took off from RAF Binbrook at 1839 hours on 23 September 1943 to attack Mannheim, Germany. Bomb load 1 x 4000lb and 3 x 1000lb bombs, 48 x 30lb and 30 x 4lb incendiaries. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base. Nineteen aircraft from the squadron took part in the raid.
    Crew:
    RAAF 23729 Flt Sgt Plant, B A Captain (Pilot)
    RAAF 413989 FO Hadley, G A (Navigator)
    RAAF 414338 Flt Sgt Cumming, A B (Bomb Aimer)
    RAF Sgt Hirst, D S (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
    RAF Sgt Davis, V A (Flight Engineer)
    RAAF 421436 Flt Sgt Morrison D E (Air Gunner)
    RAF Sgt Harris, D C (Air Gunner)
    Following post war enquiries it was established that the aircraft crashed at Speyer on 23rd September presumably shot down by enemy aircraft. Speyer is approx 12 miles south of Mannhein, Germany. All the crew were killed and their remains are interred in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery at Cleves, located 40 miles nor’west of Duisberg.
     
  18. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    1943

    24th September


    GODFREY, RICHARD ROY Flight Sergeant 415521 150sq RAF 24/09/1943 23 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 11, Column 2. MALTA MEMORIAL Malta Floriana

    MEYER, DONNELLY COOMBE Flight Sergeant 409566 150sq RAF 24/09/1943 20 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 11, Column 2. MALTA MEMORIAL Malta Floriana

    VEALE, NEVILLE JAMES NINNIS Flight Sergeant 421059 150sq RAF 24/09/1943 23 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 12, Column 2. MALTA MEMORIAL Malta Floriana

    WEST, JOHN DANIEL Flying Officer 410198 150sq RAF 24/09/1943 27 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 11, Column 1. MALTA MEMORIAL Malta Floriana

    WILLIAMS, ERIC OWEN STODDART Flying Officer 409340 150sq RAF 24/09/1943 22 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 11, Column 1. MALTA MEMORIAL Malta Floriana

    Source:
    NAA : A705, 166/27/238
    Aircraft Type: Wellington
    Serial number: HZ 811
    Radio call sign:
    Unit: 150 Sqn RAF
    Summary:
    Wellington HZ 811 of 150 Sqn RAF was one of a number of Squadron aircraft to attack
    barges and harbour installations at Leghorn, Italy. HZ 811 took off at 1845 hours on 24
    September 1943. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return
    to base. Leghorn is located on the North West coast of Italy.
    Crew:
    RAAF 409340 FO Williams, E O S (Pilot)
    RAAF 410198 FO West, J D (Navigator)
    RAAF 415521 Flt Sgt Godfrey, R R (Navigator)
    RAAF 409566 Flt Sgt Meyer, D G (Navigator Acting Bombaimer)
    RAAF 421059 Flt Sgt Veale, N J (Air Gunner)
    Following post war enquiries and investigations when no trace of the missing aircraft or
    crew was located, it was recorded in 1948 that the crew had lost their lives at sea.
     
  19. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    1942

    21st September

    BUTCHER, RAYMOND EDWARD NORTON Flying Officer 406638 101sq RAF 21/09/1942 24 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Allied Mil. Plot. Row 2. Grave 14. AABENRAA CEMETERY Denmark Aabenraa

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    HAWKINS, HEDLEY MAURICE Sergeant 404433 101sq RAF 21/09/1942 21 Royal Australian Air Force Australian Panel 112. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL UK Surrey

    I assume these two RAAF lads were on the same aircraft and only one body found.


    BUTCHER, RAYMOND EDWARD NORTON Flying Officer 406638

    21-22 September 1942.

    101 Squadron.
    Wellington III X3815 SR-
    Op. Gardening.


    Attacked by a night-fighter.

    Three crew killed, Two POW.

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    HAWKINS, HEDLEY MAURICE Sergeant 404433

    21-22 September 1942
    101 Squadron
    Wellington III X3457 SR-R
    Op. Gardening.

    Aircraft lost without trace.

    Five crew killed

    BCL Vol.3 - W R. Chorley
     
  20. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    1942

    25th September

    BANNISTER, JOHN RUSSELL Sergeant 408166 223sq 25/09/1942 23 Royal Australian Air Force Australian A IV. G. 6. EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY Egypt

    BUCHANAN, NORMAN ROSS Sergeant 406609 223sq 25/09/1942 22 Royal Australian Air Force Australian A IV. G. 4. EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY Egypt

    KETTLE, ANDREW MURRAY Sergeant 401170 223sq 25/09/1942 26 Royal Australian Air Force Australian A IV. G. 5. EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY Egypt
     

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