Sergeant Raymond Fullerton CURLEWIS

Service No: 402230
Born: Warwick QLD, 8 April 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 July 1940 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 75 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Feltwell
Died: Air Operations (No. 75 Squadron Wellington aircraft Z8909), Germany, 11 October 1941, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Rheinberg War Cemetery, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Leslie Graham and Laura Fullerton Curlewis, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: University of Sydney World War 2 Roll of Honour, Camperdown NSW

On the night of 10/11 October 1941Wellington Z8909 took off from Feltwell detailed to bomb Cologne, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed at Cologne and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of Z8909 were:

Sergeant Raymond Fullerton Curlewis (402230) (Pilot)
Sergeant Allan Clifford Edwards (1163977) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Fred Garde (993802) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Timothy Rowley Murphy (404037) (RNZAF) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Colin Maurice Thompson (404427) (RNZAF) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Robert Lea Warburton (978776) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)


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, 163/99/58
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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