CHINNERY, Roy Victor

Service Number: 406611
Enlisted: 3 February 1941
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 461 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Bayswater, Western Australia, Australia, 22 June 1912
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, United Kingdom, 1 September 1942, aged 30 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Runnymede (Air Forces) Memorial, Surrey, England - Panel 111
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Busselton Cenotaph Victoria Square, Busselton Rotary Park Of Remembrance War Memorial, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial, Subiaco Fallen Soldiers Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Feb 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 406611, No. 461 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
3 Feb 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 406611, No. 461 Squadron (RAAF), Enlisted at Perth, WA
3 Feb 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 406611

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George Joseph and May Chinnery; husband of Muriel Chinnery of Subiaco, WA

Plane was Sunderland Mark 2 T 9113 and was assumed to have been lost at sea as no evidence of the plane or crew were found. I had a crew of 11 including 7 Australians. A message was received that it was being attacked by enemy aircraft well north of the Spanish coast

The Sunderland had taken off at 15.13 hours for an anti shipping strike

Three signals were received from the aircraft at:-

20.15 saying they were attacked by JU 88's

20.39 saying that they had l ost contact with the enemy

20.45 S.O.S after which nothing more was heard from the plane



Biography contributed by Robert Johnson

Sunderland T9113, operating from Hamworthy on the south coast of England, was shot down west of the Bay of Biscay on Longitude 14 at 9:17PM on 1 September 1942 by two Ju 88C6 fighter aircraft piloted by Squadron Commander Hauptmann Hans William Reicke (KIA 30/1/43) and Hauptmann Heinz-Horst Hissbach (KIA 13/4/45) of 14./KG40 (similar to No. 14 Squadron of 40 Wing) operating from Bordeaux in the south-west of France.

(Chris Goss:  Bloody Biscay, the History of V Gruppe/Kampgeschwader 40, Appendix D, page 1). 


Messages from T9113 on 1 September 1942:

8:15PM:           Attacked by Ju88’s Position QV AR0040

8:39PM:           Have lost contact with enemy.

8:45PM:           S.O.S.

(NAA Casualty File , P34).