LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Eric Charles NODRUM

Service No: 400864
Born: Hawthorn VIC, 7 March 1909
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 November 1940
Unit: No. 36 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 36 Squadron Vildebeest aircraft K4599), Malaya, 26 January 1942, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles William and Florence Ann Nodrum, of Glenferrie, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Hawthorn VIC
Remembered: Column 422, Singapore Memorial, Singapore
Remembered: Panel 128, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 26 January 1942 Vilderbeest K4599 was reported lost in enemy action over Endau, Malaya. Other crew reported seeing K 4599 shot down by Japanese carrier borne fighter aircraft and crash in flames. Following post war enquiries and searches it was recorded in 1951 that the missing crew members had no known graves.

The crew members of K4599 were:

Flight Sergeant Owen Haggan (612057) (RAF) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Ernest Lyall (580214) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Eric Charles Nodrum (400864) (Observer)

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 A705, 163/147/172