Sergeant Jack Eric FAZEL

Service No: 405399
Born: Charters Towers QLD, 9 December 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 March 1941
Unit: Ferry Command (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (Ferry Command Hudson aircraft FK690), Gander, 6 December 1942, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Gander War Cemetery, Newfoundland, Canada
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas Francis and Maria Fazel, of Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Charters Towers QLD
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0351 hours on 6 December 1942, Hudson FK690 took off at Gander, Newfoundland, on a delivery flight to the UK. The aircraft stalled immediately after take-off and crashed in flames, killing all the crew members.

The crew members of FK690 were:

Flying Officer Robert George Stanley Burrows (401896) (Pilot)
Sergeant Jack Eric Fazel (405399) (Radio Operator)
Sergeant Douglas Percy Charles Simmons (1334966) (RAFVR) (Co-Pilot)
Pilot Officer Graeme Hamilton Thompson (125886) (RAFVR) (Navigator)


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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/110/96