DURDIN, Garnet Walter

Plane was a Lancaster 111 ED559 which was on a Gardening operation taking off from Grimsby, Lincolnshire. [ Gardening operations consisted of laying mines in harbours, rivers, estuaries etc.] It is believed the plane crashed in the target area probably due to being hit by flak. Seven crew were listed as missing, then killed.

Last Name
DURDIN
Given Names
Garnet Walter
Service Number
416149
Date of Birth
02/09/1917
Birth Location
Strathalbyn S.A
Enlistment Date
31/03/1941
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
29/05/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 14
Intake Date
29/05/1941
Finish Date
08/12/1941
To
2BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
04/03/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
100 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Missing Air ops. from the UK, target Gironde Estuary, France.
Date of Death
04/03/1943
Age
25
Cemetery / Memorial
Runnymede Memorial Panel 192 [ Corrected]
Medals
AIr Gunners badge
Notes

Plane was a Lancaster 111 ED559 which was on a Gardening operation taking off from Grimsby, Lincolnshire. [ Gardening operations consisted of laying mines in harbours, rivers, estuaries etc.] It is believed the plane crashed in the target area probably due to being hit by flak. Seven crew were listed as missing, then killed.

Posting on Death
100 Squadron RAF
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - DURDIN Garnet Walter - Service Number 416149 (Map_edited-1)
1WAGS - Durdin Garnet Walter - Service Number 416149 (edited-2)
1WAGS - DURDIN Garnet Walter - Service Number 416149 (Map_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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