LEST WE FORGET

Pilot Officer Peter Mylrea GOLDSMITH

Service No: 5105
Born: Adelaide SA, 27 April 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 November 1939
Unit: No. 619 Squadron (RAF), RAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 619 Squadron Lancaster aircraft EE117), Denmark, 18 August 1943, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Shimmin Goldsmith and Elsie Goldsmith, of Prospect, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On the night of 17 August 1943, Lancaster EE117 took off from RAF Woodhall Spa at 2151 hours, detailed to attack Peenemunde, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed at Ustrup, Denmark, and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of EE117 were:

Sergeant Alfred Charles Richard Chapman (1579639) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Pilot Officer Peter Mylrea Goldsmith (5105) (Air Bomber)
Flight Sergeant Peter John Horsham (574342) (RAF) (Flight Engineer)
Wing Commander Irwin John McGhie (33201) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant William Arthur Mitchell (1426572) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Flying Officer Elmont Gasper Prest (J/15788) (RCAF) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Victor George Stabell (413037) (Second Pilot)
Warrant Officer I Ford Arnold Thompson (R/82736) (RCAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/16/152

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