LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Jack Lundie JONES

Service No: 407899
Born: Adelaide SA, 5 September 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 February 1941
Unit: No. 42 Squadron (RAF), RAF Leuchars, Fifeshire
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 42 Squadron Beaufort aircraft AW366), Scotland, 11 May 1942, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Leuchars Cemetery, Fifeshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Sydney and Alice Victoria Jones, of Glenunga, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Beaufort AW 366 was engaged on 11th May 1942, in a non-operational training day formation flight light torpedo attacks, when it collided with AW310. AW366 crashed into the Firth of Forth, Scotland. Two of the crew members of AW366 were killed and 2 were missing. The fate of the crew members of AW310 is unavailable.

The crew members of AW366 were:

Sergeant Stanley Counsell (1065513) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Jack Lundie Jones (407899) (Observer)
Sergeant Douglas MacDonald (1118837) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Brian Frederick Johns Page (538741) (RAF) (Pilot)

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, 163/129/188