Flight Sergeant Alfred WOODS

Service No: 420511
Born: Annandale NSW, 29 October 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 November 1941
Unit: No. 14 Squadron (RAF), Detachment Grottaglie, Italy
Died: Air Operations: (No. 14 Squadron Marauder aircraft FK110), off the Greek Coast, 9 May 1944, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Ethel Woods, of Annandale, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 16, Column 2, Malta Memorial, Malta
Remembered: Panel 132, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 9 May 1944 Marauder FK110 was detailed to carry out a low level reconnaissance of enemy shipping in the vicinity of the Ionian Island off the coast of Greece in the South Adriatic Sea. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return from the mission. Subsequent Air Sea Rescue searches failed to find the aircraft or any survivors.

The crew members of FK110 were:

Flight Sergeant Henry George Andrews (1332629) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator Air)
Sergeant William MacMillan Green (1565841) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Trevor Mackrell (420694) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant John Ross (178072) (RAF) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Edward Joseph Ryan (420601) (Wireless Operator Air)
Flight Sergeant Alfred Woods (420511) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)


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, 166/44/131


Napier, Michael Winged Crusaders: the exploits of 14 Squadron RFC & RAF 1915-1945, Pen & Sword Books, Barnsley UK, 2012

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