LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Alan Fletcher ADA

Service No: 403297
Born: Sydney NSW, 16 May 1913
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 January 1941
Unit: No. 58 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations (No. 58 Squadron Whitley aircraft Z9426), Atlantic Ocean, 6 May 1942, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Leslie and Erica Maude Ada, of Drummoyne, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 111, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 118, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Drummoyne War Memorial, Drummoyne NSW

Sergeant Ada was presumed dead on 6 May 1942 as a result of air operations from the UK when Whitley Z9426 failed to return from a patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

The crew member of Z9426 were:

Sergeant Alan Fletcher Ada (403297) (Pilot)
Sergeant Eric William Barfield (1376341) (RAFVR)
Sergeant John Moore (1252152) (RAFVR)
Sergeant Keith Edward Savage (1198507) (RAFVR)
Flight Sergeant Murray Alfred Schofield (R/76039) (RCAF)
Sergeant Thomas Craig Stobie (1174907) (RAFVR)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9301, 403297
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line