Flight Sergeant Douglas Harold WILSON

Service No: 419370
Born: Geraldton WA, 9 October 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 July 1942 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 1651 Conversion Unit (RAF), RAF Station Wratting Common (No. 31 Base Unit)
Died: Aircraft Accident No. 1651 Conversion Unit Stirling aircraft LK564), Essex, 15 July 1944, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harold and Jean Ferguson Wilson, of Geraldton, Western Australia
Roll of Honour: Geraldton WA
Remembered: Panel 132, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2245 hours on the night of 14 July 1944, Stirling LK564 took off from RAF Wratting Common detailed to carry out a Bullseye sortie. At about 0330 hours while the aircraft was banking at 3,000 feet, the Pilot lost control and the aircraft and it spun in to the ground at Shortgrove Park, near Saffron Walden, Essex. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of LK564 were:

Flying Officer Peter Davie (170757) (RAFVR) (Screened Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Harry William Evans (428757) (Air Bomber)
Flight Sergeant James Brown Fairservice (1691254) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Stephen Houston (1111046) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Walter John Morgan (1577083) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Harold Lloyd Williams (624020) (RAF) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant Matthew Wilkinson (3020214) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Douglas Harold Wilson (419370) (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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9301, 419370

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