Flight Sergeant John Trevor WINTERBON

Service No: 413469
Born: Southminster, England, 31 December 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 August 1941 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 156 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Warboys, Cambridgeshire
Died: Air Operations: (No. 156 Squadron Lancaster aircraft ED599), Netherlands, 23 June 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery, Netherlands
CWGC Additional Information: of Kenneth John and Hilda Constance Winterbon, of Oyster Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 132, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Rathmines Memorial Bowling Club, Rathmines NSW

Brother of Flight Sergeant Brian Kenneth Winterbon (429254)

Flight Sergeant Winterbon appears to have been erroneously entered on the Rathmines Memorial in lieu of his brother.

Lancaster ED599 took off from RAF Warboys at 2307 hours on the night of 22/23rd June 1943, detailed to bomb Mulheim, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft was shot down by a night fighter and crashed at 0210 hours near Maarn (Utrecht), 10kms south south west of Amersfoort, Holland, and all the crew members were killed

The crew members of ED 599 were:

Flight Sergeant John William Bembridge (1332098) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant John Sidney Francis Victor Crawley (542456) (RAF) (Rear Gunner)
Sergeant Edmond Alexis Duchene (572670) (RAF) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Wilson Hebenton Gordon (971675) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Flying Officer Eric George Grove (127318) (RAF) (Navigator)
Sergeant William Patrick Smith (936175) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Flight Sergeant John Trevor Winterbon (413469) (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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/43/233
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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