Flight Sergeant Murray Armstrong MacFARLANE

Service No: 410357
Born: Warrnambool VIC, 28 October 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 December 1941
Unit: No. 626 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Wickenby
Died: Air Operations: (No. 626 Squadron Lancaster aircraft DV295), Norfolk, 27 November 1943, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert Roberton Macfarlane and Maud Macfarlane, of Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Warrnambool VIC
Remembered: Panel 126, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1715 hours on the night of 26/27th November 1943, Lancaster DV295 took off from Wickenby detailed to bomb Berlin. On return the aircraft overshot and crashed at 0113 hours at Barton Bendish, while trying to land at Marham airfield, Norfolk. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of DV295 were:

Sergeant Ronald Lloyd (1863637) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant Murray Armstrong MacFarlane (410357) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Charles Frederick Martin (1576759) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Ronald George May (1439176) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Sergeant Frederick William Thompson (658258) (RAF) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Joseph Welsh (1001961) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Keith Neville Windus (420419) (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, 166/26/306

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