LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Charles Barry SULLIVAN

Service No: 408713
Born: Unley SA, 28 April 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 May 1941 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 199 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Ingham
Died: Air Operations: (No. 199 Squadron Wellington aircraft BK507), France, 7 February 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Guidel Communal Cemetery, Morbihan, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Barry Sullivan and Neuressa Jean Sullivan, of Elwood, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Brighton VIC
Remembered: Panel 131, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1925 hours on the night of 7 February 1943Wellington BK507 took off from Ingham detailed to bomb Lorient, France. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed in the target area and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of BK507 were:

Sergeant Ronald Valentine Baker (1286156) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Anthony Edward Keeton (1239640) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Morris John Norgate (1380915) (RAFVR) (Navigate)
Sergeant David Coventry Pennycook (1552510) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Powell (123965) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Charles Barry Sullivan (408713) (Wireless Air Gunner)

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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/38/42

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