Sergeant Ian MacDougall KING

Service No: 402697
Born: Balmain NSW, 5 October 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 October 1940
Unit: No. 148 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 148 Squadron Wellington aircraft DV505), Libya/Egypt border area, 11 July 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James McEwan King and Millicent Gertrude King, of Yanco, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Leeton NSW
Remembered: Column 266, Alamein Memorial, Egypt
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: ANZAC Memorial Clock, Leeton NSW
Remembered: Yanco and District World War II Honour Roll, Yanco NSW

At 2110 hours on 11 July 1942 Wellington DV505 took off to carry out a night bombing mission on Tobruk Harbour installations. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it did not return to base. Following post war searches and enquiries the search for the missing aircraft and crew members was abandoned in 1946.

The crew members of DV505 were:

Flight Sergeant Kenneth George Baugh (908618) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Hubert Edward Kemball (1057684) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Ian MacDougall King (402697) (Navigator)
Sergeant Gordon Sheridan Mills (919304) (RAFVR) (Front Gunner)
Sergeant Laurence Philip Plum (1268950) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Percy Fred Porter (1150790) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator 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, 163/133/161
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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