Pilot Officer Lloyd Wilson BAILEY

Service No: 404614
Born: Kempsey NSW, 27 February 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 October 1940 (at Brisbane QLD)
Unit: No. 149 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Mildenhall
Died: Air Operations: (No. 149 Squadron Stirling aircraft N6126), Germany, 10 March 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Cecil Bush Bailey and Isabel Daisy Bailey, of Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Grafton NSW
Remembered: Panel 118, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2000 hours on the night of 10 March 1942 Stirling N6126 took off from Mildenhall detailed to bomb Essen, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after-take off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed between Nutterden and Materborn, two small communities west and south west of Kleve. Seven of the crew members were killed and one taken prisoner.

The crew members of N6126 were:

Pilot Officer Lloyd Wilson Bailey (404614) (Pilot)
Sergeant Gwyn Barrington Daines (614202) (RAF) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Richard William Hunt (1173925) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Thomas Edward Jordan (568237) (RAF) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant D H Munro (619098) (RAF) (Air Gunner) PoW
Sergeant Terence Joseph Sherriff (904509) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Shuthi Napoleon N L B Smart (1282785) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Gwyn Russell Williams (917337) (RAFVR) (Observer)


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, 163/23/111

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