William John TUCKER


TUCKER, William John

Service Number: 416633
Enlisted: 21 July 1941, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 12 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 7 February 1917
Home Town: Toorak Gardens, Burnside, South Australia
Schooling: Pultney Grammar School and St Peters College
Occupation: Bank clerk
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), Germany, 15 June 1943, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany
Plot 3, Row A, Grave 17
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

21 Jul 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 416633, Adelaide, South Australia
15 Jun 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 416633, No. 12 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Charles Alexander Tucker and Ethel Kerr of 110 Watson Aenue, Toorak Gardens, Adelaide, South Australia; brother of Shirley Lillian Tucker

Plane was Lancaster W4992 lost while on air operations near Oberhausn, Germany. Aircraft was hit by Flak approaching the Ruhr and blew up almost immediately. Only the Navigator survived to be taken as Prisoner of War