BATES, Walter Voss [Snow]

Plane was a Consolidated Catalina A24-203 of No. 20 Sqd. which failed to return from an operation to the Pescadores Islands. All 9 crew were lost and have no known grave. They are all listed on the Labuan Memorial in Saba, Malaysia.

Last Name
BATES
Given Names
Walter Voss [Snow]
Service Number
410296
Date of Birth
02/03/1911
Birth Location
Capetown South Africa
Enlistment Date
06/12/1941
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
05/03/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 23
Intake Date
02/03/1942
Finish Date
21/09/1942
To
3 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
07/03/1945 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
20 Sqn
Rank
Warrant Officer
Operations
Flying battle Taiwan
Date of Death
07/03/1945
Age
34
Cemetery / Memorial
Labuan War Cemetery Malaysia
Notes

Plane was a Consolidated Catalina A24-203 of No. 20 Sqd. which failed to return from an operation to the Pescadores Islands. All 9 crew were lost and have no known grave. They are all listed on the Labuan Memorial in Saba, Malaysia.

Posting on Death
20 Squadron
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED
1WAGS - BATES Walter Voss - Service Number 410296 (edited-1)
1WAGS - BATES Walter Voss - Service Number 410296 (Crew_edited-1)
1WAGS - BATES Walter Voss - Service Number 410296 (edited-1)
1WAGS - BATES Walter Voss - Service Number 410296 (ITS_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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