Sergeant John Frederick GODFREY

Service No: 424406
Born: Murwillumbah NSW, 30 May 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 September 1942
Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Operational Training Unit Beaufort aircraft A9-311), near Welshpool VIC, 23 August 1943, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Sale War Cemetery VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Clifford Stanley and Lily Florence Godfrey, of South Lismore, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Lismore NSW
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On a non-operational flight to seaward from East Sale on 23 August 1943 Beaufort A9-311 crashed at about 1728 hours approximately 11 miles north of Welshpool, Victoria, and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of A9-311 were:

Sergeant Howard Raymond Boys (426519) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant John Frederick Godfrey (424406) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
Flight Sergeant William McQueen (414256) (Pilot)
Sergeant Jeffrey Arthur Silcock (426694) (Wireless Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/16/164; A9845, 246