Pilot Officer Harvey Francis MUNDAY

Service No: 418864
Born: Geelong VIC, 25 May 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 June 1942
Unit: No. 149 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Methwold
Died: Air Operations: (No. 149 Squadron Stirling aircraft LK385), France, 6 June 1944, Aged 24 Years
Buried: St-Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Henry and Mary Ellen Munday, of Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Geelong VIC
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2209 hours on the night of 5 June 1944 Stirling LK385 took off from Methwold detailed to carry out a special duties patrol in support of D Day operations. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base.

The crew members of LK385 were:

Sergeant F C Heal (1604298) (RAF) (Air Bomber) Evaded capture
Warrant Officer Geoffrey Charles Christie Holmes (1281476) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant James MacFarlane (1550897) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Henry James Mather (1892084) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Pilot Officer Wilfred Haydn Mayo (175703) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Harvey Francis Munday (418864) (Navigator)
Sergeant J A W Nind (R/194196) (RCAF) (Air Gunner) Evaded capture
Flight Sergeant Raymond Parker (1466283) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant B Wynne-Cole (1608600) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner) PoW


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, 166/28/321

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