Remembering Today 3/7/42 Pilot Officer:Archie Thomas Little,402821,Royal Australian Air Force

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    LITTLE, ARCHIE THOMAS
    Rank:
    Pilot Officer
    Service No:
    402821
    Date of Death:
    03/07/1942
    Age:
    28
    Regiment/Service:
    Royal Australian Air Force
    Grave Reference:
    Coll. grave 15. B. 9-18.
    Cemetery:
    REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of John Charles and Mary Elizabeth Little, of Albury, New South Wales, Australia.
    Casualty Details
     
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  2. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

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    402821 Pilot Officer LITTLE, Archie Thomas
    Source:
    AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 163/138/97 Micro Film No 463 AFH
    Commonwea
    lth War Graves records W
    R Chorley : RAF Bomber Command Losses of
    the Second World War, Page 145, Volume 1942.
    Aircraft Type:
    Wellington
    Serial number:
    DV 611
    Radio call sign:
    PM – O
    Unit:
    ATTD 103 SQN RAF

    Summary:
    Wellington DV611 took off from RAF Elsham Wolds at 2321 hours on the night of 2/3rd July 1942, detailed to bomb Bremen, Germany.
    Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base.

    Crew :
    RAAF 402821 PO Little, A T Captain (Pilot)
    RCAF R62173 PO Davidner, D H (Observer)
    RAF 1325341 Sgt T A Elliott, (1st Wireless Air Gunner)
    RAF 1052838 Sgt J W Edwards, (2nd Wireless Air Gunner)
    RCAF R56204 Flt Sgt J V Chicoine, (Rear Gunner)

    Four of the crew were killed and PO Davidner was a POW. He later reported “the aircraft was shot down on the morning of 3rdJuly and the other four crew members were killed.”
    Those killed are buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Locality Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. The cemetery is 5kms south west of Kleve.
     

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