CHEYNE, George James

Previous service 55th Battn A.M.F. 108 Transport A.a.s.C. Plane was a Lancaster PB688 of the 463 Sqd. which took off from Waddington, Lincolnshire to bomb the synthetic oil refinery at Politz, Germany. Over 207 Lancasters took part in the operation. PB688 returned from the operation but crashed north of the airfield. One crew member survived the crash and six were killed.

Last Name
CHEYNE
Given Names
George James
Service Number
429846
Date of Birth
23/05/1916
Birth Location
Leichhardt N.S.W
Enlistment Date
17/09/1942
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
04/02/1943
Course Details
WAGS Course 35
Intake Date
04/02/1943
Kill or Discharge Date
22/12/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
463 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle UK Branston Lincolnshire UK
Date of Death
22/12/1944
Age
28
Cemetery / Memorial
Cambridge City Cemetery UK
Notes

Previous service 55th Battn A.M.F. 108 Transport A.a.s.C. Plane was a Lancaster PB688 of the 463 Sqd. which took off from Waddington, Lincolnshire to bomb the synthetic oil refinery at Politz, Germany. Over 207 Lancasters took part in the operation. PB688 returned from the operation but crashed north of the airfield. One crew member survived the crash and six were killed.

Posting on Death
463 Squadron
NAA Status
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1WAGS - CHEYNE George James - Service Number 429846 (Plane_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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