ABERLE, Douglas Buchanan

Plane was a Lancaster ED644 which was one of 26 that took off from Binbrook with a full bomb load heading for Berlin. The plane crashed . 4 crew became POW and 3 were killed.

Last Name
ABERLE
Given Names
Douglas Buchanan
Service Number
427631
Date of Birth
05/08/1923
Birth Location
Freemantle W.A.
Enlistment Date
16/08/1942
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
15/10/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 31
Intake Date
15/10/1942
Finish Date
03/03/1943
To
3 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
23/11/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
460 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Air ops from UK target Berlin
Date of Death
23/11/1943
Age
20
Cemetery / Memorial
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
Medals
Air Gunners badge War medal 1939-45
Notes

Plane was a Lancaster ED644 which was one of 26 that took off from Binbrook with a full bomb load heading for Berlin. The plane crashed . 4 crew became POW and 3 were killed.

Posting on Death
460 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - Aberle Douglas - Service Number 427631 (edited-3)
1WAGS - Aberle Douglas - Service Number 427631 (edited-3)
1WAGS - ABERLE Douglas - Service Number 427631 (Plaque_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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