Flight Sergeant Edwin Laurence ANDERSON

Service No: 402632
Born: Mosman NSW, 28 May 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 September 1940
Unit: No. 104 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations (No. 104 Squadron Wellington aircraft Z8522), Libyan area, 9 October 1942, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Irwin Anderson and Irene Clara Nestor Anderson, of Killara, New South Wales, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Killara NSW
Remembered: Column 265, Alamein Memorial, Egypt
Remembered: Panel 118, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Ku-ring-gai World War 2 Book of Remembrance, Gordon NSW

On 9 October 1942 Wellington Z8522 took off from Kabrit to attack Landing Grounds Nos. 17 and 18 on night operations in Libya. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it did not return to base. Following post war enquiries and investigations, it was recorded in 1948 that the missing crew members had no known graves.

The crew members of Z8522 were:

Flight Sergeant Edwin Laurence Anderson (402632) (Pilot)
Sergeant Mervyn Ainsley Ball (1284593) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator/Air)
Flight Sergeant Leslie Jack Robert Govett (401347) (Observer)
Flight Sergeant Thomas Henry Howlett (400348) (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Andrew James Penman (113875) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Albert Alfred Charles Peters (400355) (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)


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, 163/87/272
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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