BRUDERLIN, Douglas Albert

Previous service 33rd Squadron A.T.C. Plane was a RAAF Dakota A65-54 of No. 33 Sqd. which crashed into the side of a mountain range near Jacquinot Bay, New Britain. Three crew were killed including F/Sgt Bruderlin and 25 passengers from the RAAF, Army and Navy. Also aboard were 10 Indian Army ex-POWS who lost their lives.

Last Name
BRUDERLIN
Given Names
Douglas Albert
Service Number
444773
Date of Birth
15/02/1926
Birth Location
Singleton NSW
Enlistment Date
25/03/1944
Enlistment Location
Sydney
1Wags Start Date
06/10/1944
Course Details
WAGS Course 52
Intake Date
06/10/1944
Finish Date
02/02/1945
To
AGS
Kill or Discharge Date
15/11/1945 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
33 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Non-operational transport flight between Jacquinot Bay and Rabual
Date of Death
15/11/1945
Age
19
Cemetery / Memorial
Rabaul [Bita Paka] War Cemetery New Guinea
Medals
Wireless operator [air] badge,Pacific Star, 1939-45 Star,1939-45 War medal
Notes

Previous service 33rd Squadron A.T.C. Plane was a RAAF Dakota A65-54 of No. 33 Sqd. which crashed into the side of a mountain range near Jacquinot Bay, New Britain. Three crew were killed including F/Sgt Bruderlin and 25 passengers from the RAAF, Army and Navy. Also aboard were 10 Indian Army ex-POWS who lost their lives.

Posting on Death
33 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - BRUDERLIN Douglas Albert - Service Number 444773 (NEW_edited-2)

Acknowledgements

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