Sergeant James Patrick SHERIDAN

Service No: 425810
Born: Bundaberg QLD, 15 April 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 April 1942
Unit: No. 106 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Syerston
Died: Air Operations: (No. 106 Squadron Lancaster aircraft W4922), Germany, 6 September 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sheridan, of Toowong, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 130, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1950 hours on the night of 5 September 1943, Lancaster W4922 took off from Syerston detailed to bomb Mannheim, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed in or near the Rhine at Ludwigshafen, and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of W4922 were:

Sergeant George Hutchinson Rennie Bell (1318653) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Joseph Gordon Clarke (1230788) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Flying Officer George Richard McCleave (134062) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Hugh Patrick Purdy (1613094) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant Phillip Roberts (1511208) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant James Patrick Sheridan (425810) (Rear Gunner)
Pilot Officer John Taylor (412735) (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 A705, 166/37/202

Book Now Book Now