Sergeant Geoffrey Philip TURNER

Service No: 406510
Born: Sutton Coldfield, England, 14 January 1909
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 January 1941 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 612 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Wick, Highland, Scotland
Died: Air Operations (No. 612 Squadron Whitley aircraft Z9376), Faroe Islands, 9 November 1942, Aged 33 Years
Buried: Midvaag Military Cemetery, Faroe Islands
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick Thomas Turner and Edith Mary Turner; husband of Rena Turner, of Carlisle, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 131, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

During a search for a missing No. 179 Squadron Wellington aircraft on 9 November 1942, Whitley Z9376 crashed into a hill at Nakkur (61.34N 006.55W) in poor weather. Four of the crew members were killed an one fatally injured.

The crew members of Z9376 were:

Sergeant Ronald Robert Best (1386330) (RAFVR)
Flight Sergeant Oliver Geoffrey Davies (972287) (RAFVR)
Flying Officer Harold John Haeusler (401272) (RNZAF) (Pilot) Fatally injured, Died: 10 November 1942
Sergeant Phillip Geoffrey Turner (406510)
Sergeant Robert Williamson (958182) (RAFVR)


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 A9301, 406510
On Line Sources


Gaston, Bruce DFC (406646), Harry Horner DFC OAM (406595), Raymond Storer (406666) (Editors), Aircrew for the Duration: of and by members of RAAF EATS Courses 10, 11, 12 & 13, Gaston Horner and Storer, Nedlands WA, 1990

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