Sergeant John Charles DANGERFIELD

Service No: 407965
Born: Port Pirie SA, 28 March 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 February 1941
Unit: No. 207 Squadron (RAF), RAF Langar, Nottinghamshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 207 Squadron Lancaster aircraft W4365), Germany, 21 January 1943, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Hurtle Charles and Ellen Dangerfield, of Port Pirie, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Port Pirie SA
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Lancaster W4365 took off from RAF Langar at 1729 hours on the night of 21/22nd January 1943, detailed to bomb Essen, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft was lost and all the crew members were killed

The crew members of W4365 were:

Sergeant John Charles Dangerfield (407965) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Raymond De Champfleur Darken (411096) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
Sergeant Francis Alexander Kevin Gallagher (403464) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant John Thompson Howe (1149218) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant John Roger Lawrence Sterrett (R/140746) (RCAF) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant Alexander Robert Sutton (1324003) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Sergeant Victor Jack Wood (1280220) (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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/9/12


Gaston, Bruce DFC (406646), Harry Horner DFC OAM (406595), Raymond Storer (406666) (Editors), Aircrew for the Duration: of and by members of RAAF EATS Courses 10, 11, 12 & 13, Gaston Horner and Storer, Nedlands WA, 1990

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