Warrant Officer Frederick William WHITE

Service No: 410758
Born: Bairnsdale VIC, 18 April 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 January 1942
Unit: No. 300 (Polish) Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Faldingworth
Died: Air Operations: (No. 300 Squadron Lancaster aircraft ED327), Baltic Sea, 30 August 1944, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Thomas White and Florence May White; husband of Freda White, of Pensby, Cheshire
Roll of Honour: Bairnsdale VIC
Remembered: Panel 259, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 132, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2115 hours on 29 August 1944 Lancaster ED 327 took off from Faldingworth to attack Stettin, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base. The body of Sergeant Baron was washed up on the west coast of Sweden, and is interred at Falkenberg, approximately 30 kms north west of Halmstad in the province of Halland, Sweden. It was recorded in 1949 that the remaining six missing crew members had lost their lives at sea.

The crew members of ED327 were:

Sergeant Stanley Sutton Barnett (1584724) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Sergeant Donald John Kelsall Baron (1389866) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant John Bryce Hamilton (1825268) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Kenneth James Jewell (1401468) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Pilot Officer Harry Lupton (179649) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Ivor Charles Vaughan (1389416) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Warrant Officer Frederick William White (410758) (Wireless Operator Air)


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, 166/43/830

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