Pilot Officer ALAN WILLIAM WILSON

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Rank Pilot Officer
Forenames ALAN WILLIAM
Surname WILSON
Initials A W
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Wednesday, 07 June 1944
Age 22
Nationality Australian
Residence or Entered Service From Unknown
Service Number 410510
Force Royal Australian Air Force
Service/Corps/Regiment Royal Australian Air Force
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 630 (Royal Air Force) Squadron
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location XV. L. 26.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF ALFRED AND MYRTLE WILSON, OF MURRUMBEENA, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.

Additional Information

 

 

22 year old Pilot Officer ALAN WILLIAM WILSON was 1 of 7 crew on board Avro Lancaster III, Serial Number ND685, Squadron Code LE-Q, on a mission to bomb German communications at Caen, France, on the night of 6th/7th June 1944.

 

The aircraft took off from East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, at 0029 hours. It was 1 of 4 Avro Lancaster bombers on that mission that did not return. In total 4 of the crew from Pilot Officer's ALAN WILLIAM WILSON's Avro Lancaster were killed, all are now buried in Bayeux War Cemetery, 3 are in a collective grave.1

 

Pilot Officer ALAN WILLIAM WILSON 410510 (Royal Australian Air Force)

 

Sergeant REGINALD CHARLES H. WAKELEY (Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve)

 

Flight Sergeant ALASTAIR MILLER HENDERSON (Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve)

 

Sergeant JAMES HANNA (Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve)

 

3 crew members of the crew were taken and made prisoners-of-war: Sergeant G. Bellman (Royal Air Force or Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve), Flying Officer J. R. G. Morchell (Royal Australian Air Force) and Sergeant F. J. Roche (Royal Australian Air Force).

 

References
1. Chorley, W. R., Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War. p.260.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph: Martine Josselin.
Individual photograph:  
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Additional information provided by: Carl Shilleto  

 

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Martine JOSSELIN

Pilot Alan W. Wilson, you are not forgotten even though you rest far away from your native Australia.

On Friday, July 31, 2015