Basil John ADAM

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ADAM, Basil John

Service Number: 400451
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Brighton, Victoria, Australia, 26 March 1919
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Journalist
Died: Flying Battle, North West Europe, 14 January 1942, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Lieutenant, SN 400451

Night Raid on Schipol

The Blenheim Mk IV V6391 of No. 114 (Hong Kong) Squadron RAF took off at 17:35 hours from RAF West Raynham for an Intruder sortie to Schiphol. It was shot down by Kriegsmarine Flak and crashed at 20:42 hours in the sea off Schiermonnikoog. The whole crew is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
Crew:
Pilot F/Lt. B.J. Adam 400451 RAAF Runnymede Memorial 108
Observer Sgt. J.A. Willis 925267 RAF Runnymede Memorial 96
Wo ag F/O. F.W.O. Street Porter 83000 RAF Runnymede Memorial 67

17 Blenheim flew Intruders sorties to the Dutch airfields of Soesterberg, Schiphol and Leeuwarden. 6 Blenheims attacked Schiphol, 4 Soesterberg and 1 Leeuwarden, dropping total of 6 tons HE and 8 X 250 oil bombs. Bombs straddled the flarepath at Schiphol and fires were started at Schiphol and Soesterberg.

One aircraft did not return from Schiphol (3 KIA).

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