Pilot Officer Douglas Andrew SCOTT

Service No: 400492
Born: Brighton VIC, 30 March 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 14 September 1940
Unit: No. 40 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 40 Squadron Wellington aircraft X9882), North Sea, 15 October 1941, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Henry Stevens Scott and Ethel Rosetta Scott, of Middle Brighton, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Brighton VIC
Remembered: Panel 62, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 130, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2315 hours on 14 October 1941 Wellington X9882 Alconbury to bomb Nuremburg, Germany. At 0251 hours the aircraft sent a message “task abandoned”, and on its way home a QDN (magnetic heading to base) was received at 0654 hours on 15 October. At early morning on 15 October enemy wireless messages were intercepted from which it appeared the German rescue services had located the crew of an aircraft in the Channel and a vessel escorted by aircraft had left Le Treport to pick up the crew. At the time it was thought that the crew were from X9882, but later doubt was expressed by No 3 Group, and it was not assumed that the crew had been saved. Following post war enquiries and investigations, it was recorded in 1948 that the missing crew members had lost their lives at sea.

The crew members of X9882 were:

Sergeant John Percival Basil Cambray (902229) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Basil Christie Dymott (934408) (RAFVR) (First Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)
Sergeant John Robert Hiscock (1261971) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Douglas Andrew Scott (400492) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Albert John Thomas (1006925) (RAFVR) (Second Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)
Sergeant John Henry White (1378118) (RAFVR) (Rear 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, 163/160/119

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