Flight Sergeant Thomas Patrick CHADWICK

Service No: 426046
Born: Gatton QLD, 6 February 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 23 May 1942
Unit: No. 57 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station East Kirkby
Died: Air Operations: (No. 57 Squadron Lancaster aircraft LM336), France, 24 September 1943, Aged 31 Years
Buried: Clichy Northern Cemetery, Hauts-de-Seine, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edwin Andrew and Beatrice Mary Chadwick; husband of Julia Catherine Chadwick, of Helidon, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Gatton QLD
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1915 hours on the night of 23 September 1943 Lancaster LM336 took off from East Kirkby detailed to bomb Mannheim, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft was hit by flak at approximately 0100 hours while flying low over a north eastern suburb of Paris. It crashed on fire near the rue du Louvre and the rue de Rivoli, setting fire to the Magasen du Louvre, one of the principal Paris department stores. All the crew were members killed.

The crew members of LM336 were:

Warrant Officer II William Henry Arnold (R/133584) (RCAF) (Rear Gunner)
Sergeant Edward Oscar Bryant (1622899) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant Thomas Patrick Chadwick (426046) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Flight Sergeant John Peter Campbell Gordon (R/135048) (RCAF) (Air Bomber)
Pilot Officer Joe Douglas Hogan (J/21411) (RCAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Cyril Leslie Kingsnorth (1393685) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Raymond Norman Millar (J/22360) (RCAF) (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 166/7/206

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