SHINER Jack Marawa 406412

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Jack Marawa SHINER

Service No: 406412
Born: Auburn NSW, 14 March 1913
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 December 1940 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 1 Overseas Aircraft Delivery Unit
Died: Air Operations (RAF Blenheim aircraft Z9832), Eastern Mediterranean, 30 March 1942, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick and Matilda Shiner; husband of Maisie Braimbridge Shiner, of West Leederville, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 5, Column 2, Malta Memorial, Malta
Remembered: Panel 130, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Blenheim Z9832 in transit from the UK to the Middle East took off from RAF Luqa, Malta at 0110 hours on 30 March 1942, but failed to arrive at its destination in Egypt. It was presumed that the aircraft was lost at sea.

The crew members of Z9832 were:

Sergeant Harold Janney (406396) (Pilot)
Sergeant Conrad Ervin Johnson (406301) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Sergeant Jack Marawa Shiner (406412) (Observer)

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 A9301, 406412