Flying Officer Frederick Stanley FARREN

Service No: 417951
Born: Torrensville SA, 4 July 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1941
Unit: No. 61 Squadron (RAF), RAF Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 61 Squadron Lancaster aircraft ME747), Netherlands, 8 March 1945, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Nederweert War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick and Ellen Farren; husband of Monica Cicely Farren, of Kidlington, Oxfordshire, England
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Lancaster ME747 took off from RAF Skellingthorpe at 1750 hours on the night of 7/8th March 1945, detailed to bomb oil installations at Harburg, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. It was later established that the aircraft crashed into the sea and all the crew were killed.

The crew members of ME747 were:

Flight Sergeant Thomas Laidlaw Benson (1565145) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flying Officer Frederick Stanley Farren (417951) (Pilot)
Sergeant Arthur Lockett (1162477) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant William McMarth (1880264) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant James Sinclair (1677297) (RAF) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Nelson Peckham (547928) (RAF) (Rear Gunner)
Flight Sergeant William Stanley Horace Tandy (642289) (RAF) (Wireless Operator Air)


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 A9300, FARREN F S

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