TEMPLETON, Rex Bernard

Previous service 6 A.O.D. Plane was a Lancaster LM742 of No. 619 Sqn. which was on an operation to bomb the Dortmund-Ems-Kanal near Gravenhorst, Germany. The aircraft was shot down by enemy fighters. Four crew were captured and became POWS. Three crew were killed.

Last Name
TEMPLETON
Given Names
Rex Bernard
Service Number
428079
Date of Birth
18/09/1919
Birth Location
Launceston TAS.
Enlistment Date
09/10/1942
Enlistment Location
Hobart
1Wags Start Date
04/11/1942
Course Details
Other
To
Launceston TAS.
Kill or Discharge Date
06/11/1944 (Killed)
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Air ops. Target Mitteland Ems Canal Germany
Date of Death
06/11/1944
Age
25
Cemetery / Memorial
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
Medals
Air Gunners badge Wireless badge 1939-45 France/Germany Stars & Defence medal
Notes

Previous service 6 A.O.D. Plane was a Lancaster LM742 of No. 619 Sqn. which was on an operation to bomb the Dortmund-Ems-Kanal near Gravenhorst, Germany. The aircraft was shot down by enemy fighters. Four crew were captured and became POWS. Three crew were killed.

Posting on Death
619 Squadron
NAA Status
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1 WAGS - TEMPLETON Rex Bernard - 428079 Enlistment
1 WAGS - TEMPLETON Rex Bernard - 428079 Enlistment
1WAGS - TEMPLETON Rex Bernard - Service Number 428079

Acknowledgements

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