Flight Lieutenant Colin Walter MAYES

Service No: 409565
Born: Manly NSW, 29 July 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 September 1941 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 8 Operational Training Unit (RAF) RAF Station Dyce, Aberdeenshire
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 8 Operational Training Mosquito aircraft W4066), Lincolnshire, 6 November 1944, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Walter George and Eliza Sarah Florence Mayes of Manly, New South Wales, Australia; husband of Loris Maimie Mayes, of Laverton, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Manly NSW
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1220 hours on 6 November 1944, Mosquito W4066 from Dyce crashed during non-operational day high-level photography exercise. The aircraft crashed at Bunkers Hill, Lincolnshire, 3 miles south east of Coningsby, when the starboard engine caught fire. Both crew members were killed in the crash.

The crew members of W4066 were:

Flight Lieutenant Colin Walter Mayes (409565) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Matthew Smith (1548735) (RAF) (Wireless Operator Mechanic (Air))


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, 166/27/630

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