Warrant Officer David Wise JONES

Service No: 425312
Born: Brisbane QLD, 27 January 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 February 1942
Unit: No. 620 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Great Dunmow
Died: Air Operations: (No. 620 Squadron Stirling aircraft LJ970), Norway, 28 December 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Sande in Vestfold Cemetery, Norway
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Francis Lionel and Rose Merry-Jones, of Bardon, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Brisbane QLD
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 28 December 1944, Stirling took off from Great Dunmow detailed to carry out special operations against the enemy. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return. A Missing Research and Enquiry Team later reported: “at 2330 hours a heavy attack on
Horten took place, and the aircraft was shot down by a German fighter near Sande railway station in Vestfold, Norway. All on board were killed,”

The crew members of LJ970 were:

Flight Lieutenant Kenneth James Harries (133095) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Wilfred Hughes (1819153) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Warrant Officer David Wise Jones (425312) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer John Henry McNamara (420704) (Pilot)
Sergeant George Lyon Mitchell (1340827) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Raymond Poole (1686191) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Sidney Walter Charles Rodman (1317416) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)


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, 166/21/235

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