Flight Sergeant John Muir WILLIAMS

Service No: 401341
Born: Swan Hill VIC, 18 May 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 2 February 1941
Unit: No. 75 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Newmarket
Died: Air Operations: (No. 75 Squadron Stirling aircraft BF467), Denmark, 29 April 1943, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Svino Churchyard, Denmark
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Ernest Spencer Williams and Jessie Ellen Williams; husband of Kathleen Rose Williams, of East St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Swan Hill VIC
Remembered: Panel 132, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2030 hours on the night of 28 April 1943, Stirling BF467 took off from Newmarket detailed to carry out mine laying duties in the Radish area of the Fehmarn-Belt. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return base. The aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed at 0008 hours in the Baltic off Nakshov on the west side off the Lolland Island, Denmark. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of BF467 were:

Sergeant Clifford Abbott (1098896) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant John Thomas Glendinning (1070166) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Warrant Officer Ernest Roy Jenkins (405780) (RNZAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant George Phillips (930235) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Warrant Officer II James Alexander Ramsay (R/93418) (RCAF) (Navigator)
Pilot Officer Desmond Lewis Thompson (413152) (RNZAF) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant John Muir Williams (401341) (Air Bomber)


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, 166/43/169

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