Pilot Officer Herbert Norman PETERS

Service No: 414077
Born: Blackall QLD, 5 February 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 July 1941
Unit: No. 90 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station West Wickham (renamed Wratting Common, August 1943)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 90 Squadron Stirling aircraft EE887), Netherlands, 22 June 1943, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Bergen General Cemetery, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles and Emma Sophia Peters, of Blackall, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Blackall QLD
Remembered: Panel 128, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2346 hours on the night of 21 June 1943 Stirling EE887 took off from West Wickham detailed to carry out a raid on Krefeld, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft was shot down by a night fighter and crashed about 1 mile north west of Hoogwoud, Netherlands, at approximately 0300 hours on 22 June. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of EE887 were:

Sergeant Brian Alfred Abraham (136188) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Albert Stanley Andrews (1332841) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Eric Bradshaw (1083274) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant David John Davies (1330671) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant David Gillis (1025077) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Sergeant Robert Ronald Law (R/109583) (RCAF) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Pilot Officer Herbert Norman Peters (414077) (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, 166/32/33