Flight Sergeant James Gordon WADE

Service No: 413050
Born: Marrar NSW, 25 June 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1941
Unit: No. 142 Squadron (RAF), Oudna, Tunisia
Died: Air Operations: (No. 142 Squadron Wellington aircraft LN466), Italy, 24 November 1943, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Milan War Cemetery, Italy
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Abraham Michael and Jane Ann Wade, of Manly, New South Wales, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 131, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

A Missing Research & Enquiry team (Central Mediterranean Area) report stated “On 24 November 1943 Wellington LN466 crashed into a mountain three miles west of Issime, which is approximately 70 miles north west of Milan, Italy. The aircraft was smashed into small pieces but one complete engine from the aircraft was found. All the crew were killed.”

The crew members of LN466 were:

Sergeant Kenneth Ross Carter (933794) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Albert Clive Glenwright (410323) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
Flight Sergeant Jack Frederick Knapp (415664) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Eric Walter Lawrence (1392140) (RAFVR) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
Flight Sergeant James Gordon Wade (413050) (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, 166/43/427

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