Flight Sergeant John Henry Terence HAYES

Service No: 411906
Born: Marrickville NSW, 9 January 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 June 1941
Unit: No. 101 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Holme-on-Spalding Moor
Died: Air Operations: (No. 101 Squadron Lancaster aircraft W4919), Netherlands, 24 May 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Patrick John and Ethel Minnie Hayes, of Northbridge, New South Wales. Australia
Roll of Honour: Northbridge NSW
Remembered: Panel 123, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Lancaster W4919 took-off from Holme-on-Spalding Moor on the night of 23/24 May 1943 detailed to bomb Dortmund, 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 0233 hours at Bergen
(Limburg) a small town on the east bank of the Maas river and about 4 kms inside the Netherlands from the border with Germany. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of W9199 were:

Sergeant Walter Randall Cook (1116625) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Percy George Eames (1319738) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant John Warwick Craven Evans (1334798) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant John Henry Terence Hayes (411906) (Pilot)
Sergeant James Park (1361100) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Owen Hugh Sibson (R/175992) (RCAF) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Leslie Gordon Smith (R/155648) (RCAF) (Rear 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, 166/17/158

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