Flight Sergeant Robert Graham YOUNGER

Service No: 401344
Born: Vancouver, Canada, 8 April 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 2 February 1941 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 156 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Warboys
Died: Air Operations: (No. 156 Squadron Lancaster aircraft ED622), Germany, 8 April 1943, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Rheinberg War Cemetery, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas Brydon Younger and Elizabeth Ann Younger, of East St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2142 hours on the night of 8 April 1943 Lancaster ED622 took off from Warboys detailed to bomb Duisberg, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed near Cologne, Germany, and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of ED622 were:

Pilot Officer Noel Ferguson (404716) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Roderick Henry Flett (403691) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant James Pearce Massey Grace (404582) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant Albert James Jackson (1322187) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Sergeant Newman G Stopford (656400) (RAF) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Stanley Musgrave White (15319) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant Robert Graham Younger (401344) (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 A705, 166/45/10

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