Flight Sergeant Allan Wilson JOHNSON

Service No: 400118
Born: Terang VIC, 3 May 1910
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 May 1940
Unit: No. 77 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Leeming
Died: Air Operations: (No. 77 Squadron Whitley aircraft Z9363), Germany, 24 April 1942, Aged 31 Years
Buried: Hamburg War Cemetery, Hamburg, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James David and Normana Johnson, of Derrinallum, Victoria, Australia. Presbyterian Minister.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On the night of 23 April 1942 Whitley Z9363 took off from Leeming detailed to bomb Rostock, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. A later report by a Missing Research and Enquiry team states “the aircraft was shot down at 0111 hours on the morning of 24 April 1942. It crashed at Grevenkrug 4 kms north north west of Bordesholm and 12kms north north east of Neumunster, Germany.” All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of Z9363 were:

Flight Sergeant Allan Wilson Johnson (400118) (Observer)
Sergeant Arthur Whitaker (1105947) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Bryan Whitham (1175416) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Reginald Wilde (1051977) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air 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, 163/129/181

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