Flight Lieutenant Neville Western KILSBY

Service No: 416862
Born: Adelaide SA, 1 September 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 October 1941
Unit: No. 10 Squadron (RAF), RAF Melbourne, Yorkshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 10 Squadron Halifax II aircraft JP133), Germany, 29 January 1944, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Melville James Kilsby and Madge Beatrice Kilsby, of Glenelg, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Glenelg SA
Remembered: Panel 256, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Halifax JP133 took off 2345 hours on 28 January 1944 to attack target Berlin and was shot down by a night fighter at 0317 hours on 29 January at Falkensee near Berlin. Two crew members were killed and the other five became Prisoners of War

The crew members of JP133 were:

Sergeant Frank Bernard Capper (171683) (RAFVR) PoW
Flight Sergeant Donald Collumbell (413740) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 7 November 1945
Pilot Officer Sydney Daggett (169391) (RAFVR)
Sergeant William Reginald Clifford Davies (1653220) (RAFVR) PoW
Flight Lieutenant Neville Western Kilsby (416862) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Donald Frederick Shipley (423184) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 20 November 1945
Pilot Officer George Frederick Woods (414947) (RNZAF) PoW


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Chorley W R, Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War – Volume 5 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1944, Midland Counties Publications, 1997
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, 166/22/186

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