EVERETT Herbert James 406475

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Herbert James EVERETT

Service No: 406475
Born: Broome WA, 15 April 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 January 1941
Unit: No. 70 Operational Training Unit (RAF), Nakuru, Kenya
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 70 Operational Training Unit Blenheim aircraft Z7679), Kenya, 23 November 1942, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Kisumu Cemetery, Kenya
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick Alfred and Ivy Everett; nephew of Mr. A. J. Dobson, of Toorak Gardens, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Broome WA
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On the 23rd November 1942, Blenheim Z7679 took off from RAF Nakuru at 0915 hours, detailed to carry out a navigation exercise. The aircraft crashed when the starboard engine failed in flight. It was considered that the Pilot probably stalled the aircraft flying on one engine in difficult bumpy conditions, and he had been unable to cope with the situation. All the crew were killed.

The crew members of Z7679 were:

Pilot Officer Douglas Frederick Button (126947) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Sergeant Herbert James Everett (406475) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Frank Alfred Sinclair (401678) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Lynn Thomas (145487) (RAFVR) (Screened Observer)

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, 163/109/102

Bibliography:

Gaston, Bruce DFC (406646), Harry Horner DFC OAM (406595), Raymond Storer (406666) (Editors), Aircrew for the Duration: of and by members of RAAF EATS Courses 10, 11, 12 & 13, Gaston Horner and Storer, Nedlands WA, 1990