418982 Flight Sergeant Alfred Frank Sherry
The Royal Australian Air Force.
Son of Frederick William and Alice Ruby Sherry, of Richmond, Victoria, Australia.
A Catalina "Flying Boat" FP 193 of 131 Operational Training Unit, was based at RAF Killydeas, near Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh.
It was on a training exercise which involved dive-bombing a moored target anchored at Boa Island on the northern side of Lough Erne. It crashed near Dreenan, killing 7 of the 11 crew members onboard.
The crew comprised,
Bernard Edward Smith
Ivor George Howells
Robert Hugh Davis Watson
Stanley Oswald Hill
Flight Mechanic / Air Gunner.
Alfred Frank Sherry
Edward Leroy Gros
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner
Sergeant L.E.B. Lee,
Wireless Operator Mechanic / Air Gunner.
Flight Sergeant J.S. Liddle,
Sergeant C.W. Aldridge,
Sergeant B. Bagley,
The bodies of Edward Gros and Harry Bagley were not recovered.