Flight Sergeant Harold Alan PERRIAM

Service No: 417513
Born: Welland SA, 2 April 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 23 May 1942
Unit: No. 1652 Conversion Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1652 Conversion Unit Halifax aircraft HR664), Yorkshire, 10 January 1944, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Bertie Ebenezer and Elsie Perriam, of Welland, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Woodville SA
Remembered: Panel 128, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On the 10th January 1944, Halifax HR664 took off from RAF Marston Moor at 0944 hours, for a check dual flight, only to crash two minutes after take off, inverted in the River Ouse near Fairfield Sanatorium below Skelton, 6 kms north west from the centre of York. The crew of seven was killed.

The crew members of HR664 were:

Sergeant Harry Barton Annan (1507625) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Alfred Leslie Langworthy DFM (53279) (RAF) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant Harold Alan Perriam (417513) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Roy George Emmitt Sandy (1892480) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Mazzine John Trenaman (1390234) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flying Officer John Hubert Williams DFC (127132) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Walter Richard Windsor (1590864) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)


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, 166/32/282

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