WILSON, Lionel Adolphus

Lionel replaced Eddie Hilton regular wireless operator as he had a heavy cold. Lionel only needed to complete that mission to earn leave. Sadly he was shot down over Hanover Germany in a Halifax LV952.

Last Name
WILSON
Given Names
Lionel Adolphus
Service Number
403167
Date of Birth
31/01/1912
Birth Location
Balmain NSW
Enlistment Date
09/12/1940
Enlistment Location
Sydney
Course Details
Other
Finish Date
01/09/1941
Kill or Discharge Date
05/01/1945 (Killed)
Rank
Flying Officer
Operations
Flying battle Germany target Hanover
Date of Death
05/01/1945
Age
42
Cemetery / Memorial
Hanover War Cemetery Germany
Notes

Lionel replaced Eddie Hilton regular wireless operator as he had a heavy cold. Lionel only needed to complete that mission to earn leave. Sadly he was shot down over Hanover Germany in a Halifax LV952.

Posting on Death
27 Operational training unit Lichfield 51 Squadron Halifax
NAA Status
OPEN
1WAGS - Lionel Wilson - Service Number 403167 (Group photo Lionel on the right_edited-2)
1WAGS - Lionel Wilson - Service Number 403167 (Group photo Lionel on the right_edited-2)
1WAGS - Wilson Lionel Adolphus - Service Number 403167 (Aircrew_edited-1)
1WAGS - Wilson Lionel Adolphus - Service Number 403167 (edited-2)

Acknowledgements

UBC Web DesignAustralian War MemorialCity of BallaratNational Archives of AustraliaRSL Virtual War MemorialDepartment of Veterans+39 Affairs