FAHEY Francis Felix 406352

LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Francis Felix FAHEY AFM

Service No: 406352
Born: Fremantle WA, 20 November 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 November 1940
Unit: No. 627 Squadron (RAF), RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Awarded the Air Force Medal (AFM)
Died: Air Operations: Long Distance Raids (No. 627 Squadron Mosquito aircraft DZ616), Cambridgeshire, 6 January 1944, Aged 31 Years
Buried: Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Patrick and Margaret Fahey; husband of Laurel May Fahey of Wiluna, Western Australia
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On the night of 5/6th January 1944, Mosquito DZ616 took off from RAF Oakington at 0123 hours, detailed to bomb Berlin. The aircraft crashed two minutes later at Dry Drayton, six miles north west of Cambridge. Both the crew members were killed.

The crew members of DZ616 were:

Flying Officer Francis Felix Fahey AFM (406352) (Pilot)
Flying Officer Stanley Charles Hicks MID (400322) (Navigator)

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, 166/17/435