Sergeant Francis Charles MARRINER

Service No: 401044
Born: Melbourne VIC, 13 February 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 December 1940
Unit: No. 6 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 6 Squadron Hudson aircraft A16-103), New Guinea, 19 February 1942, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry Thomas Marriner and Eva May Marriner, of South Northcote, Victoria; husband of Marjorie June Marriner
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 99, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 19 February 1942, Hudson A16-103 was hit by anti-aircraft fire while on reconnaissance over Rabaul. The aircraft returned safely to base, but Sergeant Marriner had been fatally injured.

The crew members of A16-103 were:

Pilot Officer Edwin Tilbury Hockings (273859) (Second Pilot) Slightly injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 20 September 1945
Sergeant Francis Charles Marriner (401044) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Ernest Clive Morrison (411100) (Wireless Air Gunner) Uninjured, Killed on Air Operations: 28 April 1942
Flight Lieutenant William Allan Pedrina DFC (264) (Pilot) Uninjured, Killed on Air Operations: 15 December 1942


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/142/300

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