LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant William BUNGAY

Service No: 417989
Born: Cherryville SA, 4 August 1913
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 September 1942
Unit: No. 6 Operational Training Unit, Jervis Bay NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 6 Operational Training Unit Beaufort aircraft A9-469), off the NSW Coast, 26 January 1944, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Nowra War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Adelaide Bungay; husband of Lillian May Bungay, of Cherryville, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Cherryville SA
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

At 2150 hours on 26 January 1944, Beaufort A9-469 was lost at sea 18 miles off Point Perpendicular. The cause of the accident is unknown.

The crew members of A9-469 were:

FFlight Sergeant William Bungay (417989) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Maurice Isaac Green (423717) (Second Pilot)
Flying Officer Ronald Francis McKay (411159) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Kenneth Halliday Warhurst (421949) (Navigator)

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, 258

Bibliography:

Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990