PATERSON Alistair Semple 406461

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Alistair Semple Burns PATERSON

Service No: 406461
Born: Roselin, Scotland, 2 February 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 December 1940 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 104 Squadron (RAF), Detachment RAF Station Luqa, Malta
Died: Air Operations (No. 104 Squadron Wellington aircraft Z8590), Malta, 7 November 1942, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery, Malta
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Gilbert Alexander and Jessie Burns Paterson, of South Perth, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: South Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 128, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Wellington Z8590 crashed at approximately 1930 hours on 7 November 1942, near Jebel Chantar situated on the south west coast of Malta, south of the town of Siggieui near the entrance to Malta Harbour. The aircraft was on a mission to attack Decimomannu airfield, Greece. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of Z8590 were:

Flight Sergeant Lincoln Leslie Arnold Craig (411376) (RNZAF) (Second Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Keith Langford Donald (411070) (RNZAF) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Herbert Henry Earney (405371) (RNZAF) (Observer)
Sergeant Oliver Lytton Holmes (778622) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Samuel Cecil Morrison (115396) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Alistair Semple Burns Paterson (406461) (Wireless Air Gunner)

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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/149/277