BARLOW, Charles Alfred

Homberg- Meerbeck oil plant. 158 aircraft (149 Lancasters and 11 Mosquitoes) of which 20 Lancasters were downed, mainly due to night-fighter activity. Caused severe damage to the plant, resulting in output dropping from 6000 tones of fuel per day to as little as 120. The 8th Air Force also hit this target. Reason for Loss Crashed at Papendrecht in southern Holland

Last Name
BARLOW
Given Names
Charles Alfred
Service Number
427790
Date of Birth
17/08/1924
Birth Location
Wagin W.A
Enlistment Date
06/10/1942
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
10/12/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 33
Intake Date
10/12/1942
Finish Date
31/05/1943
To
3 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
21/07/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
115 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Air ops.Hamberg Ruhr Germany
Date of Death
21/07/1944
Age
19
Cemetery / Memorial
Papendrecht General cemetery Netherlands
Medals
AIr Gunners badge
Notes

Homberg- Meerbeck oil plant. 158 aircraft (149 Lancasters and 11 Mosquitoes) of which 20 Lancasters were downed, mainly due to night-fighter activity. Caused severe damage to the plant, resulting in output dropping from 6000 tones of fuel per day to as little as 120. The 8th Air Force also hit this target. Reason for Loss Crashed at Papendrecht in southern Holland

Posting on Death
115 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - BARLOW Charles Alfred - Service Number 427790 (Grave_edited-1)
1WAGS - BARLOW Charles Alfred - Service Number 427790
1WAGS - BARLOW Charles Alfred - Service Number 427790 (Grave_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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