LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Geoffrey McDowall CURWOOD

Service No: 413175
Born: Haberfield NSW, 16 June 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 August 1941
Unit: No. 3 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 3 Operational Training Unit Wellington aircraft LB221), North West Europe, 23 November 1943, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick Charles Curwood, and of Irene Curwood, of Bellevue Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Bellevue NSW
Remembered: Panel 192, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 23 November 1943 Flight Sergeant Curwood was recorded missing on a non-operational flight in Wellington LB221 from the United Kingdom to the Mediterranean.

The crew members of LB221 were:

Sergeant Herbert Charles Adams (1320218) (RAFVR)
Sergeant George Edward Apps (1337642) (RAFVR)
Sergeant Roland Atkins (1324918) (RAFVR)
Flight Sergeant Geoffrey McDowall Curwood (413175) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
Flight Sergeant John Cranston Hamer (1079161) (RAFVR)
Sergeant Jack Douglas Higson (1436423) (RAFVR)

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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/8/301