Flight Sergeant Neville Lloyd SORENSEN

Service No: 413678
Born: Katoomba NSW, 12 September 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 September 1941
Unit: No. 115 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Witchford
Died: Air Operations: (No. 115 Squadron Lancaster aircraft LL936), France, 1 June 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Dreux Communal Cemetery, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Paul Edwin and Anna Ernestena Sorensen, of Leura, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Leura NSW
Remembered: Panel 130, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0004 hours on the morning of 1 June 1944 Lancaster LL936 took off from Witchford detailed to bomb railway yards at Trappes, France. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed at Chandelles (Eure-Ety-Loire) and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of LL936 were:

Sergeant George Edward Crumpler (1464302) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator Air)
Sergeant James Graham (1825076) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant Paul Jameson Hamilton (1335338) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Flight Sergeant Alistair McRae McLachlan (422299) (RNZAF) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Brain O’Brien (426142) (RNZAF) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Alexander George Partridge (427719) (RNZAF) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Neville Lloyd Sorensen (413678) (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, 166/38/542

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