Flight Sergeant Colin Kerr MENZIES

Service No: 416594
Born: St Peters SA, 23 December 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 July 1941
Unit: No. 101 Squadron (RAF), RAF Holme-upon-Spalding Moor,
Died: Air Operations: Radar Bombing Offensive (No. 101 Squadron Lancaster aircraft ED379), Germany, 17 April 1943, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas Peebles Menzies and Jessie Victoria Menzies, of Goroke, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Brother of Sergeant Stewart Keith Menzies (400417)

Lancaster ED379 took off from RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor at 2121 hours on the night of 16/17th April 1943, detailed to carry out a raid on Plzen. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. Post war it was discovered that all crew members had been killed.

The crew members of ED379 were:

Sergeant Henry Evans (1387863) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant James Henry Fitch (R/157039) (RCAF) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant John William Green (1360248) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Colin Kerr Menzies (416594) (Pilot)
Sergeant Jack Monks (1451283) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Flying Officer Thomas Maxwell Taylor (408888) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Harold Albert Upton (651156) (RAF) (Flight Engineer)


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/27/97

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