JANNEY Harold 406396

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Harold JANNEY

Service No: 406396
Born: Cottesloe WA, 22 February 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 December 1940
Unit: No. 1 Overseas Aircraft Delivery UnitRAF
Died: Air Operations: (Blenheim aircraft Z9832), Eastern Mediterranean, 30 March 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Janney, of Cottesloe, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 5, Column 2, Malta Memorial, Malta
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Blenheim Z9832 in transit from the UK to the Middle East took off from RAF Luqa, Malta at 0110 hours on 30 March 1942, but failed to arrive at its destination in Egypt. It was presumed that the aircraft was lost at sea.

The crew members of Z9832 were:

Sergeant Harold Janney (406396) (Pilot)
Sergeant Conrad Ervin Johnson (406301) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Sergeant Jack Marawa Shiner (406412) (Observer)

References:

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, 163/126/93