Sergeant David Victor LOGAN

Service No: 402058
Born: Wallan VIC, 11 May 1913
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 April 1940
Unit: No. 78 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Middleton St George
Died: Air Operations: (No. 78 Squadron Whitley aircraft Z6881), 7 September 1941, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Tietjerksteradeel (Bergum) Protestant Churchyard, Friesland, Netherlands
CWGC Additional Information: Son of David John Thomas Logan and Margaret Matilda Logan; husband of Doris Creagh Logan, of Footscray, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Geelong VIC
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2037 hours on the night of 6 September 1941 Whitley Z6881 took off from Middleton-St-George detailed to bomb Huls, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. Z6881 was shot down by a night fighter and crashed at 0125 hours at Bergum (Friesland), 12 kms east south east of Leeuwarden, Netherlands. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of Z6881 were:

Sergeant Geoffrey Carman (402979) (RNZAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant David Victor Logan (402058) (Observer)
Sergeant Cyril Vincent Matheson (931086) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Charles James Storer (755080) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Francis Bernard Thorpe (60565) (RAFVR) (Pilot)


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, 163/139/68

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