LEST WE FORGET

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.

References:

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