NOONAN Vincent Ormerod 406508

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Vincent Ormerod NOONAN

Service No: 406508
Born: Subiaco WA, 2 September 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 January 1941
Unit: No. 419 Squadron (RCAF), RAF Croft, Yorkshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 419 Squadron Wellington aircraft BK270), Germany, 15 October 1942, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Rheinberg War Cemetery, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Hilda Noonan, of Victoria Park, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Victoria Park WA
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Wellington BK270 took off from RAF Croft at 1856 hours on 15 October 1942. The aircraft crashed and burst into flames near Monchengladbach, Germany and all the crew were killed.

The crew members of BK270 were:

Sergeant Patrick James Anderton (534829) (RAF) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant John Percy Jolley (R/94638) (RCAF) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Henry Arthur Grover (R/84043) (RCAF)
Sergeant Vincent Omerod Noonan (406508) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Leslie Rowland Scourfield (J/9782) (RCAF)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Chorley W. R. Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 3 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1942, Midland Counties Publications UK, 1994
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, 163/147/316

Bibliography:

Gaston, Bruce DFC (406646), Harry Horner DFC OAM (406595), Raymond Storer (406666) (Editors), Aircrew for the Duration: of and by members of RAAF EATS Courses 10, 11, 12 & 13, Gaston Horner and Storer, Nedlands WA, 1990