Warrant Officer Samuel Albert FOLBIGG

Service No: 414783
Born: Gatton QLD, 11 April 1910
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 November 1941
Unit: No. 644 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 644 Squadron Halifax aircraft LL400), North West Europe, 31 August 1944, Aged 34 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James and Edith Sarah Ellen Folbigg; husband of Gladys Adeline Folbigg, of Forest Hill, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Forest Hill QLD
Remembered: Panel 259, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0146 hours on 31 August 1944 Halifax LL400 took off on a special No. 38 Group operation over Europe. The aircraft was due to return at 0543 hours, but nothing further was heard after take-off, and the aircraft did not return to base. In 1950 the crew members were recorded as having no known graves.

The crew members of LL400 were:

Flying Officer Walter John Caverley (J/21134) (RCAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant George Bernard Fitzgerald (1591345) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Warrant Officer Samuel Albert Folbigg (414783) (Wireless Operator/Air)
Flight Sergeant Stanley George Kentch (1397348) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Flying Officer William Alexander MacLennan (420586) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Bryan Joseph Tuhey (1396774) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)


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, 166/14/261

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