Flight Sergeant Albert Russell DAVIS

Service No: 37524
Born: Wickham NSW, 28 April 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 30 June 1941
Unit: No. 310 Ferry Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 310 Ferry Training Unit Halifax aircraft BB377), off Bournemouth, 26 January 1944, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick Claude and Annie Davis, of Wickham, New South Wales, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Newcastle NSW
Remembered: Panel 260, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Halifax BB377 crashed into the sea two minutes after take-off on from RAF Station Hurn, Bournemouth, enroute to the Middle East. Wreckage was strewn along the beach at low tide line and rough seas broke it up completely. The crew members of BB 377 were:

Flight Sergeant Frank Edgar Bowering (417451) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
Flight Sergeant Albert Russell Davis (37524) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Kevin Malcolm Ford Graham (415578) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Sergeant Edward Henry Oliver (1584611) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant Warwick William Rich (427148) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Geoffrey Markwell Wood (20772) (Pilot)


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 A9301, 37524

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