Flight Sergeant Albert Alfred Charles PETERS

Service No: 400355
Born: Dandenong VIC, 13 July 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 August 1940
Unit: No. 104 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 104 Squadron Wellington aircraft Z8522), Libyan area, 9 October 1942, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Leslie John and Letitia Peters; husband of Bernice Eva Peters, of Kings Cross, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Brighton VIC
Remembered: Column 265, Alamein Memorial, Egypt
Remembered: Panel 128, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 9 October 1942 Wellington Z8522 took off from Kabrit to attack Landing Grounds Nos. 17 and 18 on night operations in Libya. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it did not return to base. Following post war enquiries and investigations, it was recorded in 1948 that the missing crew members had no known graves.

The crew members of Z8522 were:

Flight Sergeant Edwin Laurence Anderson (402632) (Pilot)
Sergeant Mervyn Ainsley Ball (1284593) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator/Air)
Flight Sergeant Leslie Jack Robert Govett (401347) (Observer)
Flight Sergeant Thomas Henry Howlett (400348) (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Andrew James Penman (113875) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Albert Alfred Charles Peters (400355) (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)


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, 163/150/221

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