Sergeant Murray Charles ELLIS

Service No: 407360
Born: Tanunda SA, 20 January 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 14 September 1940
Unit: No. 32 Squadron, Horn Island QLD
Died: Air Operations (No. 32 Squadron Hudson aircraft A16-193), Horn Island area, 4 July 1942, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Montague William and Ida Augusta Ellis, of Tanunda, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 7, Lae Memorial, PNG
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 4 July 1942, Hudson A16-193 went missing on air operations in the Horn Island area. The aircraft was one of four No. 32 Squadron Hudson aircraft detailed for a bombing raid on Salamaua. The crew members of A16-193 were:

Sergeant Murray Charles Ellis (407360) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Randolph Loring Fairfax (408986) (Navigator)
Flight Lieutenant Patrick Randal McDonnell (260545) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Alexander MacKay Petrie (405647) (Wireless 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, 163/107/106


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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