CANNING, Frank Hill

Plane was a Hampden AT 221 which took off from RAF Wigsley to bomb the main square of Essen, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off. It was later established that that the aircraft crashed at Sturzelberg and all the crew were killed.

Last Name
CANNING
Given Names
Frank Hill
Service Number
408045
Date of Birth
24/08/1920
Birth Location
Evandale TAS.
Enlistment Date
15/08/1940
Enlistment Location
Hobart
1Wags Start Date
19/09/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 5
Intake Date
19/09/1940
Finish Date
08/03/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
11/04/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
455 SQN
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle N.W. Europe
Date of Death
11/04/1942
Age
21
Cemetery / Memorial
Rheinberg War Cemetery Germany
Notes

Plane was a Hampden AT 221 which took off from RAF Wigsley to bomb the main square of Essen, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off. It was later established that that the aircraft crashed at Sturzelberg and all the crew were killed.

Posting on Death
455 Squadron
NAA Status
OPEN
1WAGS - CANNING Frank Hill - Service Number 408045 (edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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