Flight Sergeant Eric Kenneth FERGUSON

Service No: 423090
Born: Croydon NSW, 12 February 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 June 1942
Unit: No. 14 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Air Operations (No. 14 Operational Training Unit Wellington aircraft R1669), Leicestershire, 27 March 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Oxford (Bottley) Cemetery, Oxfordshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Noel Rex and Ruby Jane Ferguson, of West Mead, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Parramatta NSW
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2043 hours on the night of 27 March 1944 Wellington R1669 took off from RAF Station Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, Satellite airfield for night circuits and landings. Two hours later, the aircraft swung while on approach and dived into the ground near the airfield. Immediately there was an explosion as the bomber went up in flames. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of R1669 were:

Flight Sergeant Eric Kenneth Ferguson (423090) (Pilot)
Sergeant Thomas Longstaff (983714) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Daniel McInnes (1568493) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Albert John Spinks (1817740) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator Air)
Sergeant Henry Thomas Tullett (1269564) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Dennis Daniel Twomey (618798) (RAF) (Air Bomber)


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, 166/13/211