GOODE [DFM], Ray Marston

Sgt Goode was a gunner in a Sunderland Flying boat. He and his crew were awarded the DFM for displaying great skill, courage and fortitude in fighting off 8 Junkers 88 when engaged in a battle in the Bay of Biscay. The aircraft returned to England safely. Later Goode crewed in a Short Sunderland DV968 of No.461 Sqd. The plane was shot down by German fighters and crashed into the Bay of Biscay. Eleven crew were killed including Goode.

Last Name
GOODE [DFM]
Given Names
Ray Marston
Service Number
407499
Distinguished Flying Medal
YES
Date of Birth
14/07/1909
Birth Location
Adelaide S.A
Enlistment Date
12/10/1940
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
12/12/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 8
Intake Date
12/12/1940
Finish Date
02/06/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
13/08/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
461 SQN
Rank
Warrant Officer
Operations
Air ops. from the U.K Bay of Biscay.
Date of Death
13/08/1943
Age
34
Cemetery / Memorial
Runnymede Memorial Surrey UK
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-45 Atlantic Defence 1939-45 War medal Distinguished Flying medal
Notes

Sgt Goode was a gunner in a Sunderland Flying boat. He and his crew were awarded the DFM for displaying great skill, courage and fortitude in fighting off 8 Junkers 88 when engaged in a battle in the Bay of Biscay. The aircraft returned to England safely. Later Goode crewed in a Short Sunderland DV968 of No.461 Sqd. The plane was shot down by German fighters and crashed into the Bay of Biscay. Eleven crew were killed including Goode.

Posting on Death
461 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - GOODE Ray Marston - Service Number 407499 (edited-2)
1WAGS - GOODE Ray Marston - Service Number 407499 (edited-2)
1WAGS - GOODE Ray Marston - Service Number 407499 (Group_edited-1)
1WAGS - GOODE Ray Marston - Service Number 407499 (Newspaper_edited-1)
1WAGS - GOODE Ray Marston - Service Number 407499 (Plane_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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