EASTON, Thomas Somerville

On 24 May 1943, No. 460 squadron Lancaster W4986 was lost over enemy territory and all crew members became Prisoners of War. The crew members of W4986 were: Flight Sergeant Thomas Somerville Easton (409135) (Air Gunner) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 29 October 1945 Flight Sergeant Albert John Harris (405680) (Bomb Aimer) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 4 February 1946 Sergeant E L Jones (1200597) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner) PoW Flight Sergeant Percy Hart Sara (403880) (Air Gunner) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 14 November 1945 Flight Sergeant Geoffrey Laing Stevens (408533) (Pilot) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 6 December 1945 Flight Sergeant Douglas Lloyd Stubbs (411546) (Navigator) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 29 October 1945 Sergeant J C Waldron (1039089) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer) PoW POW German - Held Stalag VI and Stalag 357 POW number 128 RTA

Last Name
EASTON
Given Names
Thomas Somerville
Service Number
409135
Course Details
WAGS Course 18
To
2 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
29/10/1945 (Discharged)
Discharge Unit
460 SQN [UK]
Rank
Warrant Officer
Prisoner of War
POW
Notes

On 24 May 1943, No. 460 squadron Lancaster W4986 was lost over enemy territory and all crew members became Prisoners of War. The crew members of W4986 were: Flight Sergeant Thomas Somerville Easton (409135) (Air Gunner) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 29 October 1945 Flight Sergeant Albert John Harris (405680) (Bomb Aimer) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 4 February 1946 Sergeant E L Jones (1200597) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner) PoW Flight Sergeant Percy Hart Sara (403880) (Air Gunner) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 14 November 1945 Flight Sergeant Geoffrey Laing Stevens (408533) (Pilot) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 6 December 1945 Flight Sergeant Douglas Lloyd Stubbs (411546) (Navigator) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 29 October 1945 Sergeant J C Waldron (1039089) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer) PoW POW German - Held Stalag VI and Stalag 357 POW number 128 RTA

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial