ANDERSON William Wallace 402044

LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer William Wallace ANDERSON

Service No: 402044
Born: Sydney NSW, 10 January 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 April 1940
Unit: No. 258 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations (No. 258 Squadron Hurricane aircraft Z3331), off the French Coast, 18 June 1941, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Aloysius Anderson and Lillie Mascotte Irene Anderson, of Edgecliffe, New South Wales, Australia; husband of Jocelyn Jean Anderson, of Bellevue Hill, New South Wales, Australia. M.A. (Cantab.).
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 62, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 118, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 18 June 1941 Flying Officer Anderson took off in Hurricane Z3331 and was flying in formation on a Circus 14 until anti-aircraft fire and enemy aircraft caused him to break away. Z3331 was hit by anti-aircraft fire and was last seen at 1815 hours in the vicinity of Boulogne, France.

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 A705, 163/22/75

Bibliography:

Ilbery, P.L.T. (Peter Leslie Thomas) (422957) Hatching an Air Force: 2SFTS, 5SFTS, 1BFTS Uranquinty and Wagga Wagga, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 2002