GODFREY, William Allen [Bill]

Plane was a Vickers Wellington Z8785 which crashed landed after engine failure at the base [27 OTU RAF]. Sgt Godfrey was a tail gunner and died of injuries received in the crash.

Last Name
GODFREY
Given Names
William Allen [Bill]
Service Number
406392
Date of Birth
26/05/1920
Birth Location
Hughsdale VIC.
Enlistment Date
09/12/1940
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
09/01/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 9
Intake Date
09/01/1941
Kill Date or Discharge Date
26/02/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
27 OTU
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Flying accident U.K
Date of Death
26/02/1942
Age
21
Cemetery / Memorial
Fradley [St.Stephen] Churchyard Staffordshire UK
Notes

Plane was a Vickers Wellington Z8785 which crashed landed after engine failure at the base [27 OTU RAF]. Sgt Godfrey was a tail gunner and died of injuries received in the crash.

Posting on Death
27 Operational training unit
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED
1WAGS - GODFREY William Allen - Service Number 406392

Acknowledgements

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