Flying Officer Alfred Walter Fitzroy BARRY

Service No: 420115
Born: Oatley NSW, 23 May 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 October 1941
Unit: No. 464 Squadron
Died: Air Operations (No. 464 Squadron Mosquito aircraft LR258), English Channel, 30 November 1943, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Roy William and Christina May Barry, of Oatley, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Mortdale NSW
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Supplementary Panel 13, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Oatley War Memorial, Oatley NSW

The No. 464 Squadron Operations Record Book records the following “Mosquito LR258 took off from RAF Sculthorpe at 2200 hours on the night of 29/30th November 1943 to carry out an intruder sortie. Three aircraft from the Squadron were detailed for the sortie and LR258 failed to return. The aircraft crashed in the sea just off Bognor Regis and the crew were reported missing. Both the crew members were killed and they are buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, UK.”

The crew members of LR258 were:

Flying Officer Alfred Walter Fitzroy Barry (420115) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Daniel Thomas Walsh (413814) (Navigator)


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, 166/5/354
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line


Lax, M. (Mark) and Leon Kane-Maguire The Gestapo Hunters: 464 Squadron RAAF 1942-5, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 1999
Vincent, D. (David) Mosquito Monograph: A history of Mosquitoes in Australia and RAAF operations, David Vincent Highbury SA 5089, 1982

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