Pilot Officer Frederick Gwilym GREY

Service No: 422502
Born: Waratah NSW, 2 April 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 May 1942
Unit: No. 644 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Tarrant Rushton
Died: Air Operations: (No. 644 Squadron Halifax aircraft NA127), North Sea, 3 March 1945, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William John Grey, and of Margaret Ina Grey, of Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia; husband of Rita Margaret Grey, of Maybush, Southampton. A.M.Tech. I.Gt.Bt.
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 283, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 123, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 2 March 1945, Halifax NA127 took off from Tarrant Rushton detailed to carry out a Special No. 34 Group operation over Europe. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft came down in the sea when returning from operations, all the crew lost their lives and have no known graves.

The crew members of NA127 were:

Flight Sergeant Reginald Henry Brown (1390357) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Warrant Officer II John Corman (R/195967) (RCAF) (Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Frederick Gwilym Grey (422502) (Air Bomber)
Flight Lieutenant John Alfred Miller (J/22506) (RCAF) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant James Roydon Weaver (1607038) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Pilot Officer Stephen Thompson Wells (186941) (RAFVR) (Pilot)


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, 166/16/574

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