BEALE, Herbert Eldon

Plane was a Vickers Wellington HX690 of the 179 RAF Sqd. which took off from Gibraltar on an anti-submarine patrol over the Mediterranean Sea. There was no communication from the Wellington after take off. The six crew presumably died at sea. The remains of P/Off Beale were the only ones to wash ashore and be buried at the Bone Military Cemetery, Algeria.

Last Name
BEALE
Given Names
Herbert Eldon
Service Number
403021
Date of Birth
07/05/1919
Birth Location
Melbourne VIC.
Enlistment Date
07/12/1940
Enlistment Location
Sydney
1Wags Start Date
09/01/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 9
Intake Date
09/01/1941
Kill or Discharge Date
21/01/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
179 SQN
Rank
Pilot Officer
Operations
Flying battle Algeria
Date of Death
21/01/1943
Age
23
Cemetery / Memorial
Bone War Cemetery Annaba Algeria
Notes

Plane was a Vickers Wellington HX690 of the 179 RAF Sqd. which took off from Gibraltar on an anti-submarine patrol over the Mediterranean Sea. There was no communication from the Wellington after take off. The six crew presumably died at sea. The remains of P/Off Beale were the only ones to wash ashore and be buried at the Bone Military Cemetery, Algeria.

Posting on Death
179 Squadron
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED

Acknowledgements

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