Flight Sergeant Mervyn Francis JONES

Service No: 410843
Born: Ultima VIC, 18 June 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 February 1942
Unit: No. 70 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 70 Squadron Wellington aircraft LN918), Italy, 25 February 1944, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Bari War Cemetery, Italy
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Francis John Richard and Rose Mabel Jones, of Whittington, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Geelong VIC
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

When returning from operations on the Steyr aircraft factory on the night of 24/25th February 1944 Wellington LN918 crashed about one quarter of a mile east of Tormaggiore, Italy, and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of LN918 were:

Flying Officer Anthony Azzopardi (55011) (RAF) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Edmund William Carter (55063) (RAF) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Gordon Kingsley Hall (1321763) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Daniel Evan Jenkins (1420304) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Mervyn Francis Jones (401843) (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, 166/21/123

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