BONE Charles Verdun 16961

LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Charles Verdun BONE

Service No: 16961
Born: Meekatharra WA, 7 February 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 24 June 1940
Unit: No. 22 Squadron, Nooemfoor Island, New Guinea
Died: Aircraft Accident: (No. 22 Squadron Boston aircraft A28-61) Noemfoor Island, 14 September 1944, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George John and Fanny Eliza Bone, of Geraldton, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Geraldton WA
Remembered: Panel 7 Lae Memorial, PNG
Remembered: Panel 101, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

No. 22 Squadron Boston A28-61 is recorded as being missing on a test flight from Noemfoor in September 1944.  Those missing on A28-61 are:

Leading Aircraftman Charles Verdun Bone (16961) (Fitter II Engines)
Leading Aircraftman William Archibald Costigan (73200) (Flight Mechanic)
Flying Officer James Ernest Davidson (406923) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Wallis Conrad Glew (410973) (Navigator)
Leading Aircraftman Frank Street (69438) (Flight Mechanic)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 217

Bibliography:

Wilson, S. (Stewart) Boston, Mitchell and Liberator in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992