Pilot Officer Duncan John MUNRO

Service No: 409210
Born: Casterton VIC, 24 March 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 July 1941
Unit: No. 149 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Lakenheath
Died: Air Operations: (No. 149 Squadron Stirling aircraft EJ124), France, 15 March 1944, Aged 24 Years
Buried: St-Pierre Cemetery, Somme, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Constance Harriet Munro, of Casterton, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Casterton VIC
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1853 hours on the night of 15 March 1944 Stirling EJ124 took off from Lakenheath detailed to bomb Amiens, France. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed 2kms south west of Boves (Somme), and 10 kms south east of Amiens, France. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of EJ124 were:

Sergeant Roy Stanley Barratt (1890310) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Maurice Ferguson Culling (51053) (RAF) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Norman Archibald McAllister (411510) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Duncan John Munro (409210) (Pilot)
Sergeant Reginald Bateman Priestley (1435334) (RAFVR) (Bomb Aimer)
Sergeant Allan McLean Reid (1568216) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Arthur Roy Skelton (1579239) (RAFVR) (Navigator)


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, 166/28/182

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