SCHOFIELD Albert Charles 406153

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Albert Charles SCHOFIELD

Service No: 406153
Born: Paddington NSW, 7 January 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1940 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 35 Squadron (RAF), RAF Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 35 Squadron Halifax aircraft W7699), Germany, 9 June 1942, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edgar Charles and Lynda Elizabeth Schofield, of Maroubra, New South Wales, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Randwick NSW
Remembered: Panel 113, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 130, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Halifax W7699 of No 35 (Madras Presidency) Squadron RAF took off from RAF Station Linton-on-Ouse at 2329 hours on the 8th June 1942, to bomb Essen, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base. All six crew members were killed.

The crew members of W7699 were:

Sergeant John Edward Bottomley (1181181) (RAFVR)
Sergeant Harold Reginald George Elliott (925929) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Sergeant Edward Edwin Charles Evans (653677) (RAF)
Pilot Officer Angus Carr MacKenzie (404491) (RNZAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Albert Charles Schofield (406153) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Gordon John Sharman (639164) (RAF) (Air Gunner)

References:

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, 163/160/215