Flight Sergeant Peter Aird FRASER

Service No: 413756
Born: Harden NSW, 28 May 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 13 September 1941
Unit: No. 78 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Breighton
Died: Air Operations: (No. 78 Squadron Halifax aircraft JB798), Germany, 30 July 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Hamburg War Cemetery, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Lt. Col. Keith Aird Fraser, O.B.E., and Muriel Fraser, of Killara, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Ku-ring-gai World War II Book of Remembrance, Gordon NSW

At 2211 hours on the night of 29 July 1943 Halifax JB798 took off from Breighton detailed to attack Hamburg, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed at Bad Oldesloe, 20 kms south west of Lubeck, Germany. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of JB798 were:

Flying Officer Ralph Cameron Baillie (J/17942) (RCAF) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Thomas Campbell (548217) (RAF) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Peter Aird Fraser (413756) (Pilot)
Sergeant William Ernest Goodacre (1207073) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant William Moffatt Tattersall Hetherington (R/132100) (RCAF) (Navigator)
Sergeant James Robert Nicholls (1413556) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant Gerald Harvey Woodcock (R/140867) (RCAF) (Rear 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, 166/14/72
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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