Sergeant Duncan John McKENZIE

Service No: 400283
Born: Echuca VIC, 7 November 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 August 1940
Unit: No. 115 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Marham
Died: Air Operations: (No. 115 Squadron Wellington aircraft X9673), Germany, 30 September 1941, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Hector Thomas McKenzie and Mary Sinclair McKenzie, of Echuca, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Echuca VIC
Remembered: Panel 126, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Brother of Flying Officer Hector Cairns McKenzie (400934)

At 1946 hours on the night of 29 September 1941 Wellington X9673 took off from Marham detailed to bomb Hamburg, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft was shot down by a night fighter and crashed at 0026 hours on the 30 September near the Hittfeldt railway station, 10 kms from Harburg, Germany. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of X9673 were:

Sergeant Alfred Richard Cooper (1167421) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Leonard Harold Ellis (921460) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Jock Gordon Clement Keeble (927368) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Duncan John McKenzie (400283) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Anthony William Petherick (1151181) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Sergeant Albert Lionel Roberts (1254570) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)


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, 163/141/335

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