WORKMAN Frederick John 406378

LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Frederick John WORKMAN

Service No: 406378
Born: Perth WA, 24 November 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 November 1940
Unit: No. 21 Squadron (RAF), Luqa, Malta
Died: Prisoner of War (as the result of Air Operations, No. 21 Squadron Blenheim aircraft DZ9812, 4 February 1942), Sicily, 6 February 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William John Proudford Workman and Victoria Matilda Workman, of North Perth, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Blenheim DZ9812 crashed in Palermo Harbour, Sicily, at approximately 1115 hours on 4 February 1942.

The crew members of DZ9812 were:

Sergeant Vivian Thomas Lewis (931608) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Kenneth James Edward Smethurst (106538) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Flying Officer Frederick John Workman (406378) (Pilot) PoW, Died 6 February 1942

References:

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, 163/64/134