Wilson Harry Emanuel WRIGHT


WRIGHT, Wilson Harry Emanuel

Service Number: 422342
Enlisted: 26 April 1942, Enlisted in Sydney
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Mosman, New South Wales, 30 May 1909
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Wool appraiser
Died: Lost on operations-mid air collision between two Lancaster bombers, France, 16 July 1944, aged 35 years
Cemetery: Lignieres-de-Touraine Communal Cemetery
Row A, Grave 9
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

26 Apr 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 422342, Aircrew Training Units, Enlisted in Sydney
16 Jul 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 422342, No. 467 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Wilson Harry Emanuel WRIGHT was born on 30th May, 1909 in Mosman to William Martin WRIGHT and Bertha TUCKEY who had married in Sydney in 1892

Wilson married Joan HERMAN on 8th August, 1940 in Sydney

He joined the RAAF on 26th April, 1942 & later joined 467 Squadron as a Pilot Officer navigator

He died on an air combat operation 16th July, 1944 in France whilst in a Avro Lancaster  Bomber ME851 - Code PO-B.  The aircraft collided with another from a different Squadron at night, and allcrew in bothaircraft were lost.

His name is memorialized at the Australian War Memorial & the Roll of Honour in Sydney.  

Both crews from the stricken aircraft are buried together in the Communal cemetery of Lignieres-de-Touraine, near which their airctraft crashed. 

His older brother 10000 Gnr. William Arthur WRIGHT (/explore/people/271603) served in the AIF in WW1 and was Killed in Action in France on 14 Nov 1916