Flying Officer Lloyd Lewis PEMBERTON

Service No: 418170
Born: Fairfield VIC, 24 January 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 April 1942
Unit: No. 106 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Metheringham
Died: Air Operations: (No. 106 Squadron Lancaster aircraft ME778), Germany, 29 July 1944, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Norman Sylvester Pemberton and Gertrude Isabel May Pemberton, of Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Elsternwick VIC
Remembered: Panel 128, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2215 hours on the night of 28 July 1944 Lancaster ME778 took off from Metheringham detailed to bomb Stuttgart, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed at 0155 near Durmershein, a town 9 kms north north east of Rastatt and on the railway leading to Karlsruhe, Germany. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of ME778 were:

Sergeant Irvin Bowley (1592827) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Flying Officer Andrew Clarkson (151846) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant John Alexander Johnstone Mills McGhie (1820458) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant Joshua Hebden Morrison (1543162) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant John Newlands (1520585) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Leslie Peace (524666) (RAF) (Flight Engineer)
Flying Officer Lloyd Lewis Pemberton (418170) (Pilot)


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, 166/32/325

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