SHEPPARD Joseph Henry 5975

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Joseph Henry SHEPPARD

Service No: 5975
Born: Perth WA, 4 November 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 January 1940 (at Laverton VIC)
Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit, Bairnsdale VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Operational Training Unit Hudson aircraft A9-16), near Woodside VIC Coast, 9 March 1943, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry George and Edith Webster Sheppard; husband of Mary Margaret Sheppard, of Guildford, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 6, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 9 March 1943, Beaufort A9-16 crashed in flames near Woodside, killing all four crew members.

The crew members of A9-16 were:

Sergeant Norman John Crosbie (401771) (Observer)
Sergeant William Ernest Myrie Gough (406844) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Herbert Walter Maurice Greenwood (415420) (Pilot)
Sergeant Joseph Harry Sheppard (5975) (Wireless Air Gunner)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 11