LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Sydney Frederick MILLER

Service No: 404783
Born: Ballina NSW, 26 October 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 November 1940 (at Brisbane QLD)
Unit: No. 58 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 58 Squadron Halifax aircraft BB257), Atlantic Ocean, 1 June 1943, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick Maurice and Gertrude Miller, of Nimbin, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 193, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Lismore Cenotaph, Lismore NSW

On 1 June 1943 Halifax BB257 went missing on maritime air operations from the UK, possibly shot down by long range German fighters.

The crew members of BB257 were:

Pilot Officer Joseph Roy Bickerton (J/22009) (RCAF)
Warrant Officer II Lawrence Edward Daw (R/70544) (RCAF)
Flight Lieutenant Francis Wilfred Gilmore (42054) (RAF)
Sergeant Cyril William Howard Makin (574603) (RAF)
Flight Sergeant Sydney Frederick Miller (404783) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Jack Alexander Thain (J/8431) (RCAF) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
Sergeant Bonsor William Wyatt (1376658) (RAFVR)

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, 404783