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Flight Sergeant Melbourne Glaister FRASER (1061575) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve


Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Halifax II BB417
 

Death of Death 1943-10-12 Age : 30 years.

Served in 462 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Column 269. at Alamein Memorial, Egypt

More Details: SON OF JOHN KILPATRICK FRASER AND MARGARET GLAISTER FRASER, OF BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND. SOLICITOR (INCORPORATED LAW SOCIETY OF NORTHERN IRELAND).

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Aircraft Name: Halifax II BB417 Date of Crash: 12 Oct 43 Unit 462 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Egypt
Aircrew details
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight SergeantRaymond Llewellyn FENNELL (1262360) Halifax II BB417   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flight SergeantMelbourne Glaister FRASER (1061575) Halifax II BB417   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flight SergeantAlbert GRIFFIN (1379996) Halifax II BB417   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flight SergeantMicheal Frank HALL (1190798) Halifax II BB417   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantGordon Frederick William LAWRENCE (1218515) Halifax II BB417   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Warrant Officer Class IFrank Richmond Vincent NELLO (R/97524) Halifax II BB417   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

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F/O. R A. Whitmore RAFVRHello Peter, A. 12 OCTOBER BLUES. The loss of another twelve airmen made 12 October (1943), the second major trgedy 462 would suffer. Two aircraft, each with six crewmen, were shot down by flak within the same 24 hours, but on different operations. The first was the loss of aircraft BB417 flown by Sergeant Mike Hall, which crashed after flare dropping to illuminate the Maritza aerodrome at Rhodes. While little was known about its fate, it was one of eight aircraft operating and it was presumed to have been hit by ground fire. After failing to maintain height, it crashed into the sea and at least one other crew saw the aircraft in the sea on fire and explode. There were no survivors and no bodies recovered. The other aircraft, BB333:J flown by Sergeant Ken Marsh, after making a circuit after take-off was seen to to gradually lose height and crash approximately three kilometres west-north-west of Terria aerodrome. Its full load of bombs exploded on impact blowing the aircraft tp pieces and burning what little there was left. It was the crew's first trip on the Squadron and all were killed. B. Appendix 1 - Honour Roll Casualties - Middle East. 12 October 1943. Aircraft Halifax BB417 1190798 F/Sgt (Pilot) Michael Frank HALL RAFVR + CAN R/97524 W/O (Obs.) Frank Richmond Vincent NELLO RCAF + 1061575 F/Sgt (Bomb Aimer) Melbourne Glaister FRASER RAFVR + 1379996 F/Sgt (W.Op.) Albert GRIFFIN RAFVR + 1218515 F/Sgt (Flight Eng.) Gordon Frederick William LAWRENCE RAFVR + 1262 360 F/Sgt (Rear Gnr.) Raymond Llewellyn FENNEL RAFVR + All commemorated on the Alamein Memorial. See: To See the Dawn Again:A History of 462 Squadron,RAAF 1942-2008. Lax,Mark & Leon Kane-Maguire. Wanniassa:Authors,2008. A. pp.91-2 B. p.435. Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 16th July 2009 08:38:54
F/S. M F. Hall 562 Squadron RAAFHello Peter, A. 12 October Blues. The loss of another twelve airmen made 12 October (1943), the second major tragedy 462 would suffer. The two aircraft, each with six crewmen, were shot down by flak* within the same 24 hours, but on different operations. The first was the loss of aircraft BB417 flown by Sergeant Mike Hall which crashed after flare dropping to illuminate the Maritza aerodrome on Rhodes. While little was known of its fate, it was one of eight aircraft operating and it was presumed to have been hit by ground fire. After failing to maintain height, it crashed into the sea and at least one other crew saw the aircraft in the sea on fire and explode. There were no survivors and no bodies recovered. The other aircraft, BB333:J flown by Sergeant Ken Marsh, after making a circuit after take-off was seen to gradually lose height and crash approximately three kilometres west-north-west of the Terria aerodrome. Its full load of bombs exploded on impact blowing the aircraft to pieces and burning what little there was left. It was the crew's first trip on the Squadron and all were killed. * Clearly, both a/c. were not shot down by flak. Col. B. Appendix 1 - Honour Roll. Casualties - Middle East. 12 October 1943 Aircraft: (Halifax II) BB417 1190798 F/Sgt (Pilot) Michael Frank HALL RAFVR + CAN R/97524 W/O (Obs.) Frank Richmond Vincent NELLO RCAF + 1061575 F/Sgt (Bomb Aimer) Melbourne Glaister FRASER RAFVR + 1379996 F/Sgt (W./Op.) Albert GRIFFIN RAFVR + 1218515 F/Sgt (Flt. Eng.) Gordon Frederick William LAWRENCE RAFVR + 1262360 F/Sgt (Rear Gnr.) Raymond Llewellyn FENNELL RAFVR + All commemorated on the Alamein Memorial. See: To See the Dawn Again:A History of 462 Squadron,RAAF 1942-2008 Lax,Mark & Leon Kane-Maguire. Wanniassa:Authors,2008 A. pp.91-2 B. p.435 Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 16th July 2009 09:07:53

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