Flight Sergeant Joseph Banks TIMPERON

Service No: 417249
Born: Maitland SA, 25 April 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 January 1942
Unit: No. 28 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 28 Operational Training Unit Wellington aircraft Z8799), Norfolk, 16 November 1943, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Cheshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Gertrude Elsie Timperon, of Ardrossan, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Ardrossan SA
Remembered: Panel 131, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On the night of 15/16th November 1943, Wellington Z8799 took off from RAF Castle Donnington for a Bullseye sortie. The aircraft crashed at 0240 hours, possibly due to icing, on Anglezarke Moor. The crew of six was killed in the crash.

The crew members of Z8799 were:

Sergeant Eric Raymond Barnes (1429176) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Joseph Banks Hayton (1119824) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Robert Sidney Jackson (1807141) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner Under Training)
Sergeant George Ernest Murray (990575) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Sergeant Matthew Mouncey (1593475) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Joseph Banks Timperon (417249) (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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/39/167

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