Sergeant Reginald ZISER

Service No: 405372
Born: Roma QLD, 18 October 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 March 1941
Unit: No. 150 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 150 Squadron Wellington aircraft BK311), Lincolnshire, 10 October 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Brigg Cemetery, Lincolnshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles Albert and Gladys Josephine Ziser, of Birkdale, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Crows Nest QLD
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1521 hours on 10 October 1942 Wellington BK311 crashed while approaching Elsham Wolds when returning from a training exercise. At the time of the crash, the wind was gusting quite strongly thus causing the pilot to lose control as he neared the runway. A fire developed and the aircraft was burnt out. Four of the crew members were killed in the crash, one fatally injured and the sixth member was unharmed.

The crew members of BK311were:

Sergeant William Henry Allworth (1259356) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner) Fatally injured, Died 10 October 1942
Sergeant Thomas Victor Brown (406855) (Air Gunner) Uninjured, Discharged from the RAAF: 3 September 1945
Sergeant Norman Desmond Green (1062799) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Warrant Officer Edwin Henry Herbert MID (566527) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Norman Clifford Meyers (R/95104) (RCAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Reginald Ziser (405372) (Observer)


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, 163/181/68

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