Roger Wyndham WOOD


WOOD, Roger Wyndham

Service Number: 408768
Enlisted: 23 May 1941, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 23 September 1913
Home Town: St. Arnaud, North Grampians, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Staffordshire, England, 19 October 1942, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Fradley (St Stephen) Churchyard
Row 5 - Grave 1 Roll of Honour - St Arnaud
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 408768
23 May 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 408768, Enlisted at Melbourne
19 Oct 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 408768, No. 460 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Plane was Manchester R5780

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Manchester R5780 of 460SQN Conversion Flight crashed near Fradley Village, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England with all crew killed:

Wood, Roger Wyndham (Pilot Officer) 408768 RAAF

Murphy, Denis Michael (Pilot Officer) 404146 RAAF

Forrester, Leonard (Pilot Officer) 405580 RAAF

Horner, Reginald Dudley (Flying Officer) 101554 RAF

Dobell, Sidney (Aircraftman) 1575906 RAF

Hodges, Dennis William (Aircraftman) 1157240 RAF