PARRY-OKEDEN, Charles David

404485

 

World War Two Nominal Roll website

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An informal group portrait of a crew of eleven beside a Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber of No. 21 Squadron RAAF. All eleven crew members were killed when their Liberator ditched into Vansittart Bay off Western Australia on 23 March 1945. Identified from left to right in the back row are: 250759 Squadron Leader Nathaniel Ivan Straus of East Malvern, Victoria; 427775 Flight Sergeant Harry James Boyd of Pomborneit North, Victoria; 426733 Flying Officer (FO) Raymond Allenby Whiting of Ascot, Queensland; 404485 Flight Lieutenant Charles David Parry-O'Keden of Chinchilla, Queensland; 416215 FO John Wilson Hursthouse of Elbow Hill, South Australia; 401748 Warrant Officer (WO) William Richard Flanagan of Warrandyte, Victoria. Front row, from left to right are: 408591 WO Herbert Gordon Parker of Cootamundra, NSW; 46563 Sergeant (Sgt) Ronald Malcolm Morris of Wagin, Western Australia; 121592 Sgt Alexander Douglas Whitehead of Jervois, South Australia; 436889 Sgt William Anthony Jordan Rodgers of Albany, Western Australia, and 422716 Sgt John Richmond Ryan of Bondi, NSW.