Sergeant Henry Arnold DALZELL

Service No: 411008
Born: Leichardt NSW, 2 September 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 March 1941
Unit: No. 150 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Snaith
Died: Air Operations: (No. 150 Squadron Wellington aircraft BK309), Norway, 24 October 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Haugesund (Rossebo) Var Frelsers Cemetery, Norway
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry John and Jessica Dalzell, of Waverley, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Waverley North NSW
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Wellington BK309 took off from RAF Snaith at 1710 hours on the night of 23 October 1942 detailed to carry out a Gardening mission to lay mines. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft was lost and it was later learned that two crew members had been killed and three had become Prisoners of War.

The crew members of BK309 were:

Sergeant Henry Arnold Dalzell (411008) (Air Bomber)
Flying Officer G Martin (110857) (RAFVR) (Navigator) PoW
Flying Officer H K Rees (116828) (RAFVR) (Pilot) PoW
Flight Sergeant Donald Theodore Taylor (R/65251) (RCAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant J E Whaley (967974) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner) PoW


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 A9301, 411008

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