Sergeant Warren Steen DENBY

Service No: 402323
Born: Gordon NSW, 4 March 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 August 1940
Unit: No. 104 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Driffield
Died: Air Operations: (No. 104 Squadron Wellington aircraft W5485), Germany, 6 August 1941, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Walter Fredrick and Louisa Denby, of Surrey Hills, Victoria, Australia; husband of Ethel Marie Denby, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2234 hours on the night of 5 August 1941 Wellington W5485 took off from Driffield detailed to bomb Karlsruhe, 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 W5485 were:

Flight Sergeant Richard Neilson Barcroft (944985) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Harry Brant (60834) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Flight Sergeant Raymond John David (937250) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Warren Steen Denby (402323) (Second Pilot)
Pilot Officer Benedict Warren Melville Jones (88684) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Granville Fallows Lister (1115844) (RAFVR) (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, 163/101/69

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