William John TUCKER


TUCKER, William John

Service Number: 416633
Enlisted: 21 July 1941
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, Rheinberg War Cemetery, Rheinberg, Germany
Memorials: Adelaide Pulteney Grammar School WW2 Honour Roll, Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial, Sydney Commonwealth Bank Adelaide WW2 Honour Board
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World War 2 Service

21 Jul 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 416633, Adelaide, South Australia
21 Jul 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 416633
15 Jun 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 416633, No. 12 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
Date unknown: Involvement

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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