Flying Officer Edward Phipps TWYNAM

Service No: 422065
Born: Leura NSW, 17 November 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 24 April 1942
Unit: No. 625 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Kelstern
Died: Air Operations: (No. 625 Squadron Lancaster aircraft PB154), Germany, 4 November 1944, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry and Constance D’Esterre Twynam, of Taralga, New South Wales. Australia
Roll of Honour: Taralga NSW
Remembered: Panel 131, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Goulburn-Mulwaree Honour Roll 1939-1972, Goulburn NSW
Remembered: Memorial Plaque for Edward Phipps Twynam from his Parents, St Luke’s Anglican Church, Taralga NSW
Remembered: Memorial Plaque for Edward Phipps Twynam from his Sisters, St Luke’s Anglican Church, Taralga NSW

At 1715 hours on the night of the 4/5th November 1944, Lancaster PB154 took off from Kelstern detailed to bomb Bochum, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. It was later learned that all the crew members had been killed.

The crew members of PB154 were:

Flight Sergeant Derick Bousfield (1237935) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Geoffrey William Brown (426035) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Jack Jones (1647936) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Flight Sergeant David John Lincoln (1399207) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Basil Harry Petch (1592800) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flying Officer Edward Phipps Twynam (422065) (Pilot)
Sergeant Archibald West (2218652) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper 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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/6/778
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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