Flight Lieutenant Trevor Llewellyn GRIFFITHS

Service No: 413375
Born: Annandale NSW, 11 February 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 August 1941
Unit: No. 622 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Mildenhall
Died: Air Operations: (No. 622 Squadron Lancaster aircraft W4272), off the Dutch Coast, 15 February 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Andijk Western General Cemetery, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William James Griffiths and Ida May Griffiths, of Epping, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Epping NSW
Remembered: Panel 123, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Epping War Memorial, Epping NSW
Remembered: Boronia Park Epping Cenotaph, Epping NSW

At 1740 hours on the night of 15 February 1944, Lancaster W4272 took off from Mildenhall Suffolk, detailed to bomb Berlin. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off, and it failed to return. When homebound, the aircraft was shot down by an enemy night fighter, crashing at 2333 hours in the Ijsselmeet off Andijk,(Noord-Brabant), 8 kms north west of Enkheizen, All the crew members were killed and four bodies were later washed ashore.

The crew members of W4772 were:

Sergeant Basil John Allen (1601202) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Clifford Althea Brown (1620541) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Sergeant Frank Edward Walter Chapman (1606661) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant John William Griffiths (1140787) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Lieutenant Trevor Llewellyn Griffiths (413375) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Harold Morral (1450679) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot)
Flying Officer Robert Clifton Taylor (J/21888) (RCAF) (Navigator)
Sergeant Phillip William Wright (1211932) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper 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, 166/16/275
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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