Flt Sgt Alec Samuel Jefferies

Flt Sgt Alec Samuel Jefferies

Portsmouth, Portsmouth Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England
Death 1 Feb 1944 (aged 21)
Burial Kranji, North West, Singapore
Plot Final resting place unknown. Name listed on Column 434.
Memorial ID 56221241 · View Source
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1384658 Flight Sergeant Alec Samuel Jefferies
205 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Alec's body was recovered and buried on Biba Final Island near to Kelai,

No.205 Sqn
Catalina I AJ160

Took off from Kelai (in the northern islands of the Maldives), at 2045Z, detailed to search for and rescue the crew of the torpedoed merchant vessel, SS "PORT BUCKINGHAM". The weather was good on take-off and the aircraft attained a height of 25 feet after passing the fourth flare and then crashed. The DCs did not explode and the cause of the accident is unknown. The aircraft finished lying in 50 feet of water with salvage not possible.
Other crew members:

AUS404655 F/L (Capt./Pilot)Kenneth George Campbell McCallumRAAF

1483304 Sgt (Pilot) Sydney Charles Linn RAFVR

129052 (Fl Off) Fred Illingworth Allison RAFVR

50919 F/O (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Peter Walton Webb RAFVR

1313736 F/Sgt (Fitter Maintenance/Air Gnr.)Percy Allen Eric Grant RAFVR

1383819 F/Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Albert Sydney Jacobs RAFVR

976155 W/O (W.Op./Air Gnr.) William Grier RAFVR

1081692 Sgt (Fitter 2E) Charles Davies RAFVR

524787 W/O (Flt. Eng.)William Henry Westby DFM RAF

Alec's body was recovered following the crash. He was buried on Biba Final Island, which is uncharted, but in the neighbourhood of Kelai, where the fatal crash occurred.

A Squadron service was held over the sunken aircraft.



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