BURY Glyn Norman 415758

LEST WE FORGET 

Warrant Officer Glyn Norman BURY

Service No: 415758
Born: Nembudding WA, 11 March 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 February 1942
Unit: No. 149 Squadron (RAF), RAF Methwold, Norfolk
Died: Air Operations: (No. 149 Squadron Lancaster aircraft HK653), North West Europe, 12 December 1944, Aged 26 years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Ebenezer and Theresa Elizabeth Bury, of Carlisle, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 259, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Lancaster HK653 of 149 Squadron took off from RAF Station Methwold at 1130 hours on 12 December 1944 to attack Witten, Germany.  The aircraft carried full bomber equipment and carried HE bombs.  Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base.  A member of a crew on the same mission reported seeing two aircraft explode in the air and that one of them was the missing aircraft.   Following post war enquiries and investigations, it was recorded in 1949 that the missing crew had no known grave. The crew members were:

Warrant Officer Glyn Norman Bury (415758) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Jeremy Cass (1586515) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Charles Murray Hanna (605539) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator)
Sergeant Ronald Middleton (1881082) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Kenneth Archibald Willison Miller (186702) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Herbert Leslie Richman (1895705) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Donald Ward (1893108) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)

References:

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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/6/846