Flight Sergeant Herbert William Thornley SLOMAN

Service No: 402677
Born: Marrickville NSW, 18 February 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 September 1940
Unit: No. 108 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 108 Squadron Liberator aircraft AL577), Eire, 16 March 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Belfast City Cemetery, Northern Ireland
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William George and Mary Alice Sloman, of Pymble, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Pymble NSW
Remembered: Panel 130, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Ku-ring-gai World War II Book of Remembrance, Pymble NSW
Remembered: Knox Grammar School Old Boys War Memorial, Wahroonga NSW

Liberator AL577 took off from Gibraltar for the UK on 15 March 1942. It was intended to land
at RAF Station Hurn, but the aircraft was west of its course and at about 0730 hours on 16 March 1942 it crashed into high ground at Jenkinstown, near Dundalk, Eire. All the crew of 6 members and 9 passengers were killed with 4 passengers being seriously injured.

The crew members of AL577 were:

Flight Lieutenant Francis Charles Barrett DFC (77959) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Henry James Gibbons (948393) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator)
Sergeant Charles Joseph Ingram (916998) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Paul Herrick Morey (917067) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Pilot Officer John Peile Tolson (67640) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Lindsay Ross Williams (402429) (Second Pilot)


Sergeant C R Amos (1182180) (RAFVR) (Pilot) Seriously injured
Flying Officer J R Anderson DFC (79508) (RAFVR) (Pilot) Seriously injured
Sergeant Walter Paul Brooks (931402) (RAFVR)
Sergeant Andrew McMillan Smith Brownlie (546659) (RAF)
Flight Sergeant George Buchanan (1060536) (RAFVR)
Flight Sergeant Carlton Stokes Goodenough (R/62738) (RCAF)
Flight Sergeant Leslie George Jordan (905148) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Pilot Officer George Frederick King (J/15525) (RCAF) (Observer)
Sergeant Sidney Frederick Hayden (910905) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner) (Australian in the RAF) Seriously injured
Sergeant T E W Pattison (644625) (RAFVR) Seriously injured
Pilot Officer Wilfred Bertrand Stephens (113267) (RAF) (Pilot) Fatally injured: Died: 19 March 1942
Flight Sergeant Herbert William Thornley Sloman (402677) (Pilot)
Wing Commander Richard John Wells (39918) (RAF) (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
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/162/305

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