Pilot Officer Allan Roy Frank DUNKERLEY

Service No: 423083
Born: Rozelle NSW, 25 September 1911
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 June 1942
Unit: No. 75 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Mepal
Died: Air Operations: (No. 75 Squadron Lancaster aircraft MN745), North West Europe, 21 November 1944, Aged 33 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frank and Elizabeth Adelaide Dunkerley, of Drummoyne, New South Wales, Australia; husband of Myra Dunkerley, of Haberfield, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 258, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1546 hours on 21 November 1944 Lancaster MN745 took off from Mepal to carry out a sea mining sortie in Oslo Fiord. Nothing further was heard of the aircraft or crew.

The crew members of MN745 were:

Flight Sergeant John Calverley Crabtree (1493180) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator/Air)
Pilot Officer Allan Roy Frank Dunkerley (423083) (Air Bomber)
Flying Officer Thomas Isaac Elliot (421364) (RNZAF) (Navigator)
Sergeant George Lindsay (1624589) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Flight Lieutenant Leslie Arthur Martyn (417082) (RNZAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Charles Ronald Starkey (1863956) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Pilot Officer Andrew Roy Wright (J/88789) (RCAF) (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, 166/10/358

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