Flight Sergeant Trevor MACKRELL

Service No: 420694
Born: Kyogle NSW, 18 August 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 November 1941
Unit: No. 14 Squadron (RAF), Detachment Grottaglie, Italy
Died: Air Operations: (No. 14 Squadron Marauder aircraft FK110), off the Greek Coast, 9 May 1944, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Leslie James Mackrell and Ethel Lila Mackrell; husband of Helen Mackrell, of Wingham, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 16, Column 2, Malta Memorial, Malta
Remembered: Panel 126, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Comboyne War Memorial, Comboyne NSW

On 9 May 1944 Marauder FK110 was detailed to carry out a low level reconnaissance of enemy shipping in the vicinity of the Ionian Island off the coast of Greece in the South Adriatic Sea. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return from the mission. Subsequent Air Sea Rescue searches failed to find the aircraft or any survivors.

The crew members of FK110 were:

Flight Sergeant Henry George Andrews (1332629) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator Air)
Sergeant William MacMillan Green (1565841) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Trevor Mackrell (420694) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant John Ross (178072) (RAF) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Edward Joseph Ryan (420601) (Wireless Operator Air)
Flight Sergeant Alfred Woods (420511) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)


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, 166/26/453
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line


Napier, Michael Winged Crusaders: the exploits of 14 Squadron RFC & RAF 1915-1945, Pen & Sword Books, Barnsley UK, 2012

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