Sergeant Raymond Vivien DANIELS

Service No: 404603
Born: Rockhampton QLD, 9 August 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 October 1940
Unit: No. 14 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft accident (No. 14 Operational Training Unit Hampden aircraft P5398), Gloucestershire, 25 March 1942, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Little Rissington (St Peter) Churchyard, Gloucestershire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Jeremiah and Florence Amy Daniels of Nanya Siding, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Capella QLD
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On the night of 25 March 1942 Hampden P5398 took off from RAF Cottesmore for a night navigation training sortie. At 2110 hours the aircraft crashed and burned at Whittle Farm, Brockhampton, 3 miles east from the centre of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. All the crew were members killed.

The crew members of P5398 were:

Sergeant Edward John Biddulph (778574) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Raymond Vivien Daniels (404603) (Observer)
Sergeant Bertram Noseworthy (798569) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Arthur William Westgate (403630) (RNZAF) (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, 163/100/189

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