Sergeant Maurice Bert PROVEN

Service No: 401050
Born: Ballarat VIC, 29 June 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 December 1940
Unit: No. 100 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 100 Squadron Vildebeest aircraft K6386), Endau, Malaya, 26 January 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William David and Bessie Madeline Proven; husband of Ivy Jean Proven, of Moorabbin, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Ballarat VIC
Remembered: Column 422, Singapore Memorial, Singapore
Remembered: Panel 105, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

During the raid on Japanese Forces at Endau on 26 January 1942, Vildebeest K6386 was shot down and two crew members were killed and one taken prisoner.

The crew members of K6386 were:

Sergeant Graham Wolseley McCabe (408064) (Navigator) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 20 December 1945
Flight Sergeant David Bruce Smaill Lee (401769) (RNZAF) (400659) (Pilot)
Sergeant Maurice Bert Proven (401050) (Wireless Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
Hall, E.R. (Eldred Rayner) (O3341) Glory in Chaos: In the Vanguard of the War with Japan, Buffaloes in the Lion’s Lair, In Service with the Lion, Sembawang Association West Coburg VIC, 1989
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/152/156

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