Flight Sergeant Allan John DAVEY

Service No: 413357
Born: Toronto NSW, 2 July 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 August 1941
Unit: No. 199 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Lakenheath
Died: Air Operations: (No. 199 Squadron Stirling aircraft EE946), Germany, 1 September 1943, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: on of Samuel and Jane Dow Davey; husband of Peggy Joan Davey, of Croydon, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Croydon NSW
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2017 hours on the night of 31 August 1943 Stirling EE946 took off from Lakenheath detailed to bomb Berlin. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. A Missing Research and Enquiry team reported: “the aircraft was attacked by a night fighter and crashed at Schlalch, 35 miles south west of Berlin.” All the crew members had been killed.

The crew members of EE946 were:

Flight Sergeant Russell Edwin Adam (R/161411) (RCAF) (Navigator)
Sergeant William Arthur Crawford (1795797) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant Allan John Davey (413357) (Pilot)
Sergeant Brian James Kennell (1449867) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant David Scott (R/165175) (RCAF) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Leslie Edwin Short (1290625) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Kevin John Wilkes (425253) (Rear 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, 1166/9/159

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