Warrant Officer Arthur George Myers NOURSE

Service No: 407180
Born: Allahabad, India, 23 July 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 July 1940 (at Adelaide SA)
Unit: No. 113 Squadron (RAF), Comilla Main Airfield, Bangladesh
Died: Air Operations (No. 113 Squadron Blenheim aircraft BA494), Bangladesh, 25 May 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Ernest Myers Nourse and Grace Mary Nourse, of Broadview., South Australia
Roll of Honour: Prospect SA
Remembered: Column 430 Singapore memorial, Singapore
Remembered: Panel 128, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Blenheim BA494 of No. 113 Squadron was reported missing on 25 May 1943. Parts of the wreckage of BA 494 were later found on the beach in Bahir Char district near Fenni, and also a revolver of one of the crew. The wreck was located on the riverside at Charkhandakir, which is about 20 kms south south west of Fenni. A body was also found but before it could be recovered, it was washed out by the tide.

The crew members of BA494 were:

Sergeant George Edmond Anderson (624878) (RAF) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Sergeant Alan Norman Lancaster (1147535) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Warrant Officer Arthur George Myers Nourse (407180) (Observer)


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, 163/147/147

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