Sergeant James Henry GOODEY

Service No: 402656
Born: Ottawa, Canada, 16 December 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 September 1940 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 115 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Marham
Died: Air Operations: (No. 115 Squadron Wellington aircraft X9910), Netherlands, 29 September 1941, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Wedde (Blijham) Protestant Churchyard, Netherlands
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Henry and Caroline Margaret Goodey; husband of Valerie Olivetta Goodey, of Rosebery, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1931 hours on the night of 29 September 1941Wellington X9910 took off from Marham detailed to bomb Hamburg, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft was shot down by a night fighter and crashed at 2252 hours at Blijham (Groningen), 5kms south east of Winschoten, Netherlands. Five of the crew members were killed and one taken prisoner.

The crew members of X9910 were:

Sergeant Thomas William Bull (1198667) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer William Kenneth Colfe (J/6156) (RCAF) (Observer)
Sergeant James Henry Goodey (402656) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Thomas Douglas Griffiths (1282592) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Arthur Robert Hulls (1110718) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer N R Shuttleworth (82969) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner) PoW


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, 163/113/206

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