Sergeant Desmond Ernest George DENIER

Service No: 400014
Born: Hawthorn VIC, 3 June 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 April 1940
Unit: No. 149 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Mildenhall
Died: Air Operations: (No. 149 Squadron Wellington aircraft X9633), Belgium, 7 August 1941, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Thorambais-St Trond Communal Cemetery, Brabant Wallon, Belgium
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Thomas Denier and Ella May Denier; husband of Mona Marguerite Denier, of Wentworth, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Malvern VIC
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2239 hours on the night of 6 August 1941 Wellington X9633 took off from Mildenhall detailed to bomb Mannheim, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed at Thorembais St Trond (Brabant), 15kms south east of Wavre,
Belgium, and all the crew members were killed

The crew members of X9633 were:

Sergeant Desmond Ernest George Denier (400014) (Observer)
Sergeant Frederick Shirley Ellis (1251685) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant James Thompson Farmer (1053520) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Geoffrey Lickley (1052299) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Vernon Beverley Quinlan (R/58012) (RCAF) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Arthur Yoxall (987165) (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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/101/63
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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