Flight Sergeant Phillip Paul ADAMS

Service No: 407704
Born: Mount Pleasant SA, 24 November 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 January 1941
Unit: Overseas Aircraft Delivery Unit (RAF)
Died: Air Operations (Overseas Aircraft Delivery Unit Blenheim aircraft BA 542), Eastern Mediterranean, 16 July 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of the Revd. Roland Vere Smith Adams and Nina Howell Adams, of Payneham, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Clare SA
Remembered: Panel 111, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 118, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Blenheim BA542 arrived at RAF Luqa, Malta, from RAF Station Bicester on 15 July 1942, on transit to the Middle East. It left Luqa at 0425 hours GMT on 16 July but failed to arrive at its destination. The remains of Sergeant Price were washed ashore at Port Said on 12 August 1942.

The crew members of BA 542 were:

Flight Sergeant Phillip Paul Adams (407704) (Pilot)
Sergeant George Edward Price (R/98205) (RCAF) (Observer)
Sergeant Gerald Aloysius Russell (798654) (RAF) (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/85/74


Gaston, Bruce DFC (406646), Harry Horner DFC OAM (406595), Raymond Storer (406666) (Editors), Aircrew for the Duration: of and by members of RAAF EATS Courses 10, 11, 12 & 13, Gaston Horner and Storer, Nedlands WA, 1990

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