Aircraftman Class 1 William Bertram LUCK

Service No: 149289
Born: Devonport TAS, 1 December 1911
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 May 1944 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 7 Transportation and Movements Office, Milne Bay
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 8 Communication Unit Beaufort aircraft A9-106), New Guinea, 29 January 1945, Aged 33 Years
Buried: Lae War Cemetery, PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Alathea Emma Luck; husband of Elizabeth May Luck, of Moorabbin, Victoria.
Roll of Honour: Moorabbin VIC
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 29 January 1945, Beaufort A9-106 went missing on a non-operational flight from Milne Bay to Madang. On board were:


Flight Sergeant Maxwell James Hewett (437825) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Neale McKissock Thewlis (418989) (Pilot)
Flying Officer John Garvey Thompson (422895) (Navigator B)


Sergeant Frank Tranter Burgess (13356) Madang Wireless Telegraph Station
Aircraftman Class 1 William Bertram Luck (149289) No. 7 Transport and Movement Office
Aircraftman Class 1 James Henry Albert Smith (146748) No. 7 Transport and Movement Office
Sergeant John Austin Standing (61752) No. 7 Transport and Movement Office


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 244


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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