1 W.A.G.S. Memorial Roll

The Memorial Roll commemorates to date 1,182 RAAF 1 W.A.G.S. trainees who were killed in action or on active service during WW2. These brave young men made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country, leaving behind grief-stricken families often not knowing what happened to their loved ones. As Wireless Operators, Air Gunners and Navigators they were crew for RAF and RAAF squadrons and served in all Theatres of War during WW2 - the U.K, Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, the Pacific and Australia. Those who perished died as a result of air battles, aircraft accidents or as P.O.W’s. and many rest isolated from their homeland. Those servicemen on the MEMORIAL ROLL are listed below in alphabetical order.

This site is our way of paying homage to these 1 W.A.G.S airmen and their families. More

Name
Service No.
Status
Rank
Operations - Unit / Squadron
FAIRBAIRN, Murray
409528
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle New Guinea - 100 SQN
FAIRHEAD, Leslie Herbert Ephraim
436696
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle France target Heilbronn Germany - 227 SQN
FAIRWEATHER, Gordon
42086
Killed
Aircraftman 1
Died of illness Castlemaine Vic.
FARMER, Allan
436820
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Died in flying battle at Aachen Germany - 462 SQN
FARMER, Donald Craig
416251
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. from Australia [air combat] Penfoei, Timor - 55 OB
FARRELL, Patrick John
427504
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Italy - 458 SQN
FAWCETT, Walter Douglas
427861
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident near Hardwick, Norfolk England - 57 BASE
FEATHERSTONE, Dennis Geoffrey
438726
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Balikapan Borneo - 24 SQN
FELGATE, John Mervyn
436371
Killed
Pilot Officer
Missing air ops. Target Brenem Germany - 207 SQN
FIDGE, Harold Stanley
409037
Killed
Warrant Officer
Missing air ops. From UK target Leipzig - 514 SQN
FIEGERT, Frederick Murray
417470
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Bass Strait - 1 OTU
FIELD, Patrick
400054
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East - 37 SQN
FIELDING, Tom Illenden
408142
Killed
Sergeant
Ground battle UK Kings Lynn Norfolk - 114 SQN
FINCH, Edward Henry
406674
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. U.K flying battle Netherlands - 149 SQN
FINLASON, Donald Scott
408907
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands, N.W. Europe - 460 SQN
FINLAYSON [DFM], Alexander Douglass
408569
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle NW Europe - 199 SQN
FISHER, Douglas Carl Raymond
419931
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Aircraft accident West Sale Vic. Australia - 3 B&G Sc W/Sale
FISHER, Geoffrey Walter
400555
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Crete Libya - 39 SQN
FISK, James David [Jack]
408826
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Gulf of Carpentaria - AF HDQ
FITZGERALD, Bryan Edmund Richard
400169
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East - OLG
FITZGERALD, Edward Charles
436403
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Verona Italy - 2 ARC MAAF
FITZGERALD, Lancelot Lloyd
88417
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident East Sale Vic. Australia - 1 OTU
FLAHERTY, Raymond James
416180
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Hughes Airstrip Northern Territory Australia - 2 SQN
FLANAGAN, William Richard
401748
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Vansittart Bay Western Australia. - 24 SQN
FLEAY, Alan Kenneth
415939
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Goulburn NSW - 4 OTU Wlm
FOLEY, Max James
408143
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK - 460 SQN
FOOTE, Arthur James
407557
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Leytonstone Essex England - 11 OTU
FORBES, Donald McPherson
406753
Killed
Pilot Officer
Accidental Northampton - 14 SQN
FORBES, William Dennis Keith
401498
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident U.K - 27 OTU
FORD, Herbert Frank
401632
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East - 14 SQN
FOREMAN, Wallace Roy
400173
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Celebes - 13 SQN
FORGAN, William Wallace
407639
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle, Cherbourg France. - 458 SQN
FORREST, John
406754
Killed
Sergeant
Killed enemy action Darwin Australia - 13 SQN
FORT, Clifford Gurney
407101
Killed
Sergeant
Shot down by a friendly fire incident in the Atlantic Ocean. - 201 SQN
FOX, Frederick Delanoy
416664
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea - 6 SQN
FOY, Walter John William
29904
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK target Cologne Germany - 625 SQN
FOYLE, Raymond Charles
410970
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands East Indies. Roti, Timor. - 55OBU
FRANCIS, Dean Walter
416665
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Timor - 6B Per Po Birdum
FRANKLIN, Harold Kendall
427782
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops from UK target Heligoland North Sea - 640 SQN
FRASER, Lindsay Hubert Skene
5103
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Timor - 13 SQN
FRAZER, Norman Roscoe
408585
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Germany - 12 SQN
FREEMAN, Lloyd George
408647
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident at Sussex inlet near Jervis Bay NSW - 6 OTU
FREEMAN, Reginald Thomas Arthur
415777
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Algeria - 458 SQN
FRENCH, Keeble Charles
415518
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Lohe Germany - 207 SQN
FRIPP, Alan Wesley Giles
427314
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Over France target Revigny Sur Ornain France - 463 SQN
FROMM, Frederick Thomas
296689
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle New Guinea - 100 SQN
FULFORD, Dudley Francis
406975
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle the North Sea - 464 SQN
FULLER, Clifford Jack
407028
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Sidi Barrani, Egypt - 24 SQN
FULLER, Kenneth Rosslyn
417632
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 61 SQN
FURSE, William Walter
115476
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Bremen Germany - 207 SQN

Acknowledgements

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