DUNHAM, Donald William

Operation Russelsheim to bomb the Opel motor factory, Reason for Loss Shot down by a night-fighter flown by Hptm. H-Wolfgang Schnaufer of Stab IV./NJG1, 14 km south of Trier and crashed near Wasserliesch. This was Schnaufer's 90th claim.

Last Name
DUNHAM
Given Names
Donald William
Service Number
406522
Date of Birth
27/07/1915
Birth Location
York W.A
Enlistment Date
06/01/1942
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
03/04/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 12
Intake Date
03/04/1941
Kill Date or Discharge Date
13/08/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
156 SQN
Rank
Flying Officer
Operations
Missing Air ops. From UK Target Russelsheim Germany
Date of Death
13/08/1944
Age
29
Cemetery / Memorial
Rheinberg War Cemetery Germany
Medals
AIr Gunners badge
Notes

Operation Russelsheim to bomb the Opel motor factory, Reason for Loss Shot down by a night-fighter flown by Hptm. H-Wolfgang Schnaufer of Stab IV./NJG1, 14 km south of Trier and crashed near Wasserliesch. This was Schnaufer's 90th claim.

Posting on Death
156 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - DUNHAM Donald William - Service Number 406522 (156 Sqd)
1WAGS - DUNHAM Donald William - Service Number 406522 (156 Sqd)
1WAGS - DUNHAM Donald William - Service Number 406522 (edited-1)
1WAGS - DUNHAM Donald William - Service Number 406522 (Photo_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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