Flight Sergeant Harold HARRIES

From Australia serving in the Royal New Zealand Air Force

Service No: 415069 (RNZAF)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RNZAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 11 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Air Operations (No. 11 Operational Training Unit Wellington 1C aircraft R1337), North West Europe, 18 August 1943, Aged 33 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Edward and Mary Harries, of East Perth, Western Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 199, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK

Wellington R1337 took off from Westcott at 2104 hours on 18 August 1943 tasked for a Bullseye detail. The aircraft was lost with trace.

The crew members of R1337 were:

Flight Sergeant Harold Harries (415069) (RNZAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Sydney Percival Hawkes (1433516) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Flying Officer Brynley James (138920) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator)
Sergeant Frederick Meaker (1389013) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Harry Tom Richings (787493) (Supernumerary, Royal Artillery, British Army)
Flying Officer Frederick Saunders (151429) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant John Scott Webb (1521786) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Chorley W R, Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 7 Operational Training Units 1940-1947, Midland Counties Publications UK, 2002
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/17/270

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