David Vynne WOODS


WOODS, David Vynne

Service Number: 416294
Enlisted: 28 April 1941
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 13 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Woodville, South Australia, 2 February 1922
Home Town: Woodville, Charles Sturt, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Timor, 23 April 1942, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

28 Apr 1941: Involvement Sergeant, SN 416294
28 Apr 1941: Enlisted Adelaide
28 Apr 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 13 Squadron (RAAF)
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Harold Vynne Woods and Marjorie Woods of Woodville, South Australia


RAAF Lockheed Hudson aircraft A16-182 of Number 2 Squadron failed to return from an operational mission to Koepang, NEI - all crew were killed:

Sergeant David Vynne Woods 416294

Flight Lieutenant Roger Joseph Blanchard 260776

Sergeant David Jacobs 411328

Sergeant Oberlin Benjamin Plester Gray 408225


All crew are commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located at Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT