LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Ian MacDonald SCOTT

Service No: 417123
Born: Burra SA, 2 July 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 December 1941
Unit: No. 97 Squadron (RAF), RAF Bourn, Cambridgeshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 97 Squadron Lancaster aircraft JB117), near Bourn, 17 December 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Archibald William and Kate Scott, of St. Peters, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 130, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Lancaster JB117 took off from Bourn at 1650 hours on the night of 16/17th December 1943 to bomb Berlin. On return from the mission the aircraft was diverted to another aerodrome not far from Bourn because of bad weather. When coming in to land, JB117 crashed at 0101 hours just over one mile north east of Graveley airfield, Huntingdonshire not far from the Cambridgeshire village of Papworth St Agnes. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of JB117 were:

Sergeant Charles William Collishaw (1807326) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant Kenneth Edgar Foxcroft (427313) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant Clifford Lionel Hope (R/173734) (RCAF) (Rear Gunner)
Sergeant Douglas Raymond Irvine (R/165031) (RCAF) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Samuel Joseph Peek (658210) (RAF) (Navigator)
Sergeant Sidney George Parrott (1333567) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Ian MacDonald Scott (417123) (Pilot)

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, 166/37/273

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