Photo of plaque L123
Flying Officer
Service number
Royal Australian Air Force 467 Squadron
Cause of death
Killed in Action
Place of death
Eindhoven, Holland
Date of death
19 September 1944
Plaque number
Co-located plaques
L123A - FSGT Robert Emrose
Dedicated by
Mother on 5 December 1948
More information

Biography presented during plaque dedication:

Flying Officer William John Woods was an air gunner in Lancaster PB299 who went down with Flight Sergeant Robert Keith Emrose of 467 Squadron RAAF.

On the night of 19 September 1944 nineteen aircraft took off from Waddington to bomb Rheydt in Holland. Attacked by an enemy night fighter, four of the crew of Robert’s aircraft were killed; however, three were able to escape and deploy their parachutes. The other 18 aircraft made it back to base.

Flying Officer William John Woods, service number 415002 of 467 Squadron RAAF, flying in Lancaster PB299, was killed in action over Eindhoven, Holland on 19 September 1944. He was 27 years of age.

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