LEST WE FORGET

Pilot Officer Whitmore Alexander Bailey LOGAN

Service No: 405077
Born: Laidley QLD, 29 August 1913
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 January 1941
Unit: No. 60 Squadron (RAF), Deployment to Singapore
Died: Air Operations:(No. 60 Squadron Blenheim aircraft L4913) off the Malay Coast, 8 December 1941, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Whitmore Charles and Muriel Jessamine Logan, of Forest Hill, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Forest Hill QLD
Remembered: Column 411, Singapore Memorial, Singapore
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On an operational mission on 8 December 1941, Blenheim L4913 crashed 35 miles north east of Kota Bahru, Malaya. Flight Lieutenant Bowden became a POW and in 1946 it was established that Pilot Officer Logan had drowned in the East China Sea after the aircraft crashed on 8 December 1941.

The crew members of L4913 were:

Flight Lieutenant W E Bowden (40502) (RAF) (Pilot) PoW
Flight Sergeant Thomas Lewis Clark (544010) (RAF) (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Whitmore Alexander Bailey Logan (405077) (Observer)

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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/43/47