Flight Sergeant Ian Angus HASTINGS

Service No: 417482
Born: Millicent SA, 10 March 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 23 May 1942
Unit: No. 7 Squadron (RAF), RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 7 Squadron Lancaster aircraft EE119), Germany, 23 November 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Rheinberg War Cemetery, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Richard and Isabel Beatrice Hastings, of Adelaide, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 123, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Lancaster EE119 took off from RAF Oakington on the night of 22/23rd November 1943 to bomb Berlin. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base. Post war enquiries by a Missing Research and Enquiry Unit established that the aircraft crashed near Rintein, which is about 50 kms south west of Hannover, Germany. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of EE119 were:

Pilot Officer Stanley George Dorrell (169445) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Frank Ernest Deavin (946818) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant David Gadsden (144460) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant John William Harvey (1874061) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Ian Angus Hastings (417482) (Rear Gunner)
Sergeant Gerald Hawgood (909086) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Clifford Lawrence Hartman (R/140156) (RCAF) (Bomb Aimer)


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/17/382

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