Flying Officer Malcolm James Larke BLUNT

Service No: 403208
Born: Brisbane QLD, 28 February 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 February 1941 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 150 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Snaith
Died: Air Operations (No. 150 Squadron Wellington aircraft X3279), Frisian Islands, 7 June 1942, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Ameland (Nes) General Cemetery, Friesland, Netherlands
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Reginald Rupert and Mary Blunt; husband of Hannah Elizabeth Blunt, of Red Hill, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Brisbane QLD
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Wellington X3279 took off from RAF Snaith at 2350 hours on the night of 6/7 June 1942, detailed to bomb Emden, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft was shot down by a night fighter and crashed at 0047 hours on the 7 June 1942 in the Waddenzee. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of X3279:

Sergeant Leonard Thomas Baker MID (655271) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot)
Flying Officer Malcolm James Larke Blunt (403280) (Pilot)
Sergeant Gwilym Thomas Edwards (1284631) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant William Jackson (1167723) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Stanley James Morgan (1313175) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Kenneth Stoddart Preston (1069569) (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, 163/24/258

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