Flight Sergeant Trevor NEWSTEAD

Service No: 416780
Born: Renmark SA, 18 October 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 September 1941
Unit: No. 460 Squadron, RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 460 Squadron Lancaster aircraft JB647), Lincolnshire, 24 November 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Nottingham Church Cemetery, Nottinghamshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Horace and Edythe Marguerite Newstead, of Renmark, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Renmark SA
Remembered: Panel 108, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Lancaster JB647 was one of three aircraft detailed for cross country flying from RAF Binbrook on 24 November 1943. JB647 struck high ground in rain about 20 kms south of Grimsby, and crashed near Kelstern at 1630 hours on 24th November.

The crew members of JB647 were:

Sergeant Eric Bailey (1235308) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer) Fatally injured, Died: 24 November 1943
Flight Sergeant Keith Robert James Bradbury (412373) (Navigator) Injured, Killed on air operations: 30 January 1944
Sergeant Espley (1588546) (RAF) (Air Gunner) Injured
Flight Sergeant William James Lawrence (410243) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 20 September 1945
Flight Sergeant Trevor Newstead (416780) (Pilot)
Sergeant Stevenson (1818439) (RAF) (Air Gunner) Injured
Flight Sergeant James Stuart (413274) (Bomb Aimer) Fatally injured, Died: 25 November 1943


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, 166/29/76


Firkins, P. C. (Peter Charles) (441386) Strike and Return, Westward Ho Publishing City Beach WA, 1985

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