Sergeant John James DAVEY

Service No: 400751
Born: Melbourne VIC, 7 April 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 13 October 1940
Unit: No. 455 Squadron, RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire
Died: Air Operations: (No. 455 Squadron Hampden aircraft AT181), North Sea, 21 February 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Frederick and Eva Davey of Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Mildura VIC
Remembered: Panel 112, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 106, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 21 February 1942, Hampden AT181 was lost in air operations over the North Sea during a mission to Cologne, Germany. The crew members of AT181 were:

Pilot Officer Arthur Timothy Daly (115408) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant John James Davey (400751) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant John Richard Moody (1193594) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Colin Robert Scott (407990) (Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
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, 163/160/166


Gordon, I. (Ian) Strike and Strike Again: 455 Squadron 1944-5, Banner Books Belconnen ACT 2616, 1995
Lawson, John Horwood Wightman (251634) The Story of No. 455 Squadron (RAAF), Wilke and Company, Melbourne VIC, 1951

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