LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Karl Morris MIEGEL

Service No: 403480
Born: Peak Hill NSW, 7 August 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 February 1941
Unit: No. 3 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Accident (No. 3 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit Wellington aircraft), Lincolnshire, 20 April 1942, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Cranwell (St Andrew) Churchyard, Lincolnshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Karl Theodor and Sarah Jane Miegel, of Wahroonga, New South Wales. Australia
Roll of Honour: Wahroonga NSW
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Ku-ring-gai World War II Book of Remembrance, Gordon NSW
Remembered: St Paul’s War Memorial Wall, Wahroonga NSW

On 20 April 1942, a Wellington aircraft from No. 3 Coastal Operational Training Unit crashed near Rauceby during night flying practice and both crew members were killed.

The crew members of the Wellington were:

Sergeant Karl Morris Miegel, (403840) (Wireless Operator /Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Henry Eric Rath (J/6686) (RCAF) (Pilot)

References:

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 A9301, 403480
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line