Sergeant Joseph Charles WINSTON

Born in Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 935571 (RAF)
Born: 1920, Melbourne VIC
Enlisted in the RAF: September 1939
Unit: No. 40 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Wyton
Died: Air Operations: The First Ten Months (No. 40 Squadron Blenheim IV aircraft R3778), North West Europe, 27 June 1940, Age unavailable
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: No further information
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 21 Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK

Sergeant Winston’s family settled in the UK when he was 8 years old. The family name was changed by deed pole from Weinberg to Winston in 1938.

On 27 June 1940, Blenheim R3778 took off from Wyton at 1655 hours to reconnoitre movements along the Guinea-Bolougne-Nesles-Dannes road and was lost without trace.

The crew members of R3778 were:

Sergeant Alexander Dean Kelso (581155) (RAF) (Observer)
Sergeant James Lister Morton (741362) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Joseph Charles Winston (935571) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)


Chorley W R Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 1 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1939-1940, Midland Counties Publications Leicester UK, 1992
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 32/4/5


The Jews of the RAF Website

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