Sergeant James Murray THOMSON

Service No: 400682
Born: Cobden VIC, 13 September 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 October 1940
Unit: No. 72 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 72 Operational Training Unit Blenheim aircraft Z9612), Sudan, 25 November 1941, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Khartoum War Cemetery, Sudan
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John William and Jessie Thomson, of Lyndhurst, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Dandenong VIC
Remembered: Panel 131, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On the 25th November 1941, Blenheim Z9612 was detailed to carry out local low flying practice in preparation for a low level bombing exercise. The aircraft cashed at Wadi-Ga-Zouza and all on board were killed.

The crew members of Z9612 were:

Sergeant Colin Clive Dunstone (407226) (Observer)
Sergeant John Skinner (407673) (Pilot)
Sergeant James Murray Thomson (400682) (Wireless 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, 163/166/145

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