Warrant Officer Colin Samuel TEMBY

Service No: 416389
Born: Adelaide SA, 17 November 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 24 May 1941
Unit: No. 114 Squadron (RAF), Celone, Italy
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 114 Squadron Hudson aircraft W8293), Italy, 23 January 1944, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Naples War Cemetery, Italy
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert Edward and Emily Patterson Temby, of Tailem Bend, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 131, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Boston W8293 took off from Pomigliano at 0222 hours on the night of 23 January 1944. The aircraft hit a house and crashed, killing all four crew members.

The crew members of W8239 were:

Flying Officer John Howard Hannibal (130285) (RAFVR) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
Flight Sergeant Gordon Arthur Honey (1284070) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Arthur Lee (1128221) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Warrant Officer Colin Samuel Temby (416389) (Air 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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/39/238

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