Sergeant Roy George PEVERILL

Service No: 401079
Born: Melbourne VIC, 6 July 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 December 1940
Unit: No. 150 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Snaith
Died: Air Operations (No. 150 Squadron Wellington I aircraft X3448), Lincolnshire, 31 May 1942, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Scampton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard, Lincolnshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edwin Charles and Ivy Jane Peverill; husband of Jean Isabel Peverill, of Mildura, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Mildura VIC
Remembered: Panel 128, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Wellington took off from RAF Snaith at 2315 hours on the night of 30/31 May 1942 detailed to bomb Cologne, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed on 31 May 1942 at Mottrams Farm, Faldingworth, four miles south west of Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of X3448 were:

Sergeant Kenneth Aird (403415) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Leonard Beck (1310501) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Joachim Charles Dean (812230) (RAF (Auxiliary Air Force)) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant George Lawson Mustoe (404869) (Observer)
Sergeant Roy George Peverill (401079) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Stanley Bernard Shaw (1375427) (RAFVR) (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 A9301, 401079

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