Flight Sergeant David Percival WAYN

Service No: 408073
Born: Hobart TAS, 25 October 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 September 1940
Unit: No. 223 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 223 Squadron Baltimore aircraft FA236), Egypt, 3 February 1943, Aged 24 Years
Buried: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Herbert Edward and Emma Norah Wayn, of New Town, Tasmania, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Hobart TAS
Remembered: Panel 132, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1100 hours on 3 February 1943 Baltimore FA236 in mist and rain collided in the air with a Baltimore aircraft from No 55 Squadron RAF. Both aircraft crashed one half mile from landing Ground 86 on the side of the Cairo/Alexandria road.

The crew members of FA236 were:

Sergeant D M Edgecombe (778905) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner) Minor injuries
Warrant Officer Harry Hewitt (745597) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant William Ernest Tanner (116448) (RAFVR) (Navigator) Fatally injured, Died: 3 February 1943
Flight Sergeant David Percival Wayn (408073) (Wireless Air Gunner)

The crew members of the No. 55 Squadron Baltimore do not show as casualties on the CWGC record.


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, 166/43/54

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