Howard Norman CORNISH

CORNISH, Howard Norman

Service Number: 417807
Enlisted: 18 July 1942
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 625 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Gumeracha, South Australia, 21 January 1923
Home Town: Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Stattmatten, France, 12 September 1944, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Sessenheim Communal Cemetery
Grave 5 Headstone Inscription "HIS DUTY NOBLY DONE. EVER REMEMBERED", Sessenheim Communal Cemetery, Sessenheim, France
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gumeracha Methodist Church Memorial Stained Glass Window, Gumeracha Our Fallen Heroes WW2 Honour Board, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

18 Jul 1942: Involvement Flying Officer, 417807
18 Jul 1942: Enlisted Adelaide
18 Jul 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, 417807
12 Sep 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, No. 625 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Henry Denant Cornish and Esther Caroline Cornish of Gumeracha, SA

Lancaster NF965 of Number 622 Squadron RAF was hit by flak and collided in the air with LM512 of Number 625 Squadron RAF with both aircraft crashing near the village of Stattmatten in France - target: Frankfurt, Germany


RAAF 417807 Flying Officer Cornish (Captain - Pilot)

RAAF 424566 Flight Sergeant Douglas (Wireless Air Gunner)

RAF Flight Sergeant R E L Askie (Navigator)

RAF Sergeant R E Evans (Air Bomber)

RAF Sergeant R G Barker (Mid Upper Gunner)

RAF Sergeant A B O’Connor (Rear Gunner)

RAF Sergeant C H Rose (Flight Engineer)

RAF Pilot Officer D S Tointon (2nd Pilot)


RAAF 434128 Flight Sergeant Vieritz (Wireless Air Gunner)

RAAF 424417 Flying Officer Jamieson (Navigator)

RAF Sergeant S Minnis (Mid Upper Gunner)

RAF Sergeant D T Forest (Rear Gunner)

RAF Flying Officer G W Owen Captain (Pilot)

RAF Sergeant W A Drewett (Flight Engineer

RAF Flying Officer O J Tofield (Air Bomber) - buried in the Hotton War Cemetery, Belgium