Sergeant Donald MacDONALD

Service No: 400593
Born: Melbourne VIC, 11 December 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 September 1940
Unit: No. 57 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Feltwell
Died: Air Operations: (No. 57 Squadron Wellington aircraft X9756), Germany, 11 October 1941, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Rheinberg War Cemetery, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Donald and Selina Scott Macdonald, of Camberwell, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 126, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2359 hours on the night of 10 October 1941 Wellington X9756 took off from Feltwell detailed to bomb Cologne, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed near Cologne and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of X9756 were:

Sergeant Edward Ronald Backhouse (1253305) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Max Emmanuel Gerald Hastings (1254713) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Francis Ridout Humphreys (R/69616) (RCAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Donald MacDonald (400593) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant George Maher (972925) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Henry Toomer Smith (926528) (RAFVR) (Observer)


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, 163/141 342

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