Flight Sergeant Godfrey Henry KLOSKE

Service No: 8928
Born: Brisbane QLD, 11 October 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 February 1940 (at RAAF Station Laverton VIC)
Unit: No. 303 Ferry Transport Flight (RAF), RAF Station Haverfordwest
Died: Air Operations: (No. 303 Ferry Transport Flight Wellington aircraft JA415), Atlantic Ocean, 6 December 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Emil Adolf Carl and Joan Marguerete Kloske, of Valley, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Brisbane QLD
Remembered: Panel 193, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0243 hours on 6 December 1943 Wellington JA415 took off from Haverfordwest for Rabat Sale, Morocco. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it did not reach its destination. Following post war enquiries and investigations, it was recorded in 1948 that the missing crew members had lost their lives at sea.

The crew members of JA415 were:

Flight Sergeant Stanley George Berry (40182) (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)
Warrant Officer II George Finlayson (R/120691) (RCAF) (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Bernard Rothwell Finney (1231208) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Godfrey Henry Kloske (8928) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
Flight Sergeant John Nisbert Redfern (1551509) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant John Taylor Walkinshaw (1550775) (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, 166/22/170

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