LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Geoffrey James DUNBAR

Service No: 424391
Born: Paddington NSW, 16 April 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 September 1942
Unit: No. 467 Squadron, RAF Station Waddington, Lincolnshire
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 467 Squadron Lancaster aircraft NF908), Staffordshire, 3 January 1945, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Cheshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Coupland Dunbar and Pearl Violet Dunbar, of Strathfield, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Strathfield NSW
Remembered: Panel 110, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Strathfield World War II Roll of Honour, Strathfield NSW
Remembered; Commonwealth Bank of Australia Honour Rills, Sydney NSW

Lancaster NF908 took off from RAF Waddington at 1430 hours on 3 January 1945 on a fighter affiliation training exercise. At about 1600 hours the aircraft flew into high ground that was shrouded in cloud some 4 kms north north east of Leek, Staffordshire. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of NF908 were:

Flying Officer Walter Vernon Wilfred Allamby (428516) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Geoffrey James Dunbar (424391) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Richard Emonson (430484) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Sergeant Norman Lees (2218806) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Lieutenant Jack Ivan Pritchard (421047) (Bomb Aimer)
Flight Sergeant Cleveland Charles Watson (434547) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Thomas Edward Harold Wright (430728) (Air Gunner)

References:

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 A705, 166/10/380
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line