KNIGHT Frank 415536

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Frank KNIGHT

Service No: 415536
Born: Perth WA, 22 April 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 November 1941
Unit: No. 104 Squadron (RAF), Hani West, Tunisia
Died: Air Operations: (No. 104 Squadron Wellington aircraft HE611), Mediterranean, 30 October 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Walter Bennett Knight and Gladys Margaret Knight, of Midland Junction, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 11, Column 2, Malta Memorial, Malta
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Wellington HE611 of 104 Squadron took off from Hani West Landing Ground at 1620 hours on 30 October 1943, to attack Perugia Landing Ground, Italy. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base. Following post war enquiries and investigations, it was recorded that the missing crew had no known grave. It was considered that as the aircraft had to fly over many miles of sea on the journey from North Africa to Perugia that it was probable that the aircraft had crashed into the sea.

The crew members of HE611 were:

Sergeant Victor Arnold (1796322) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Francisco Patricio Domenech (1059356) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Flight Sergeant Trevor Macleay Judd (420621) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Frank Knight (415536) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Flying Officer John Edward Robson (134587) (RAFVR) (Navigator)

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, 166/23/48