ADAMSON, Leonard George

Plane was a Catalina A24-41 of 20 Sqd. RAAF which went missing in the Gulf of Carpentaria when it caught fire during a radar search mission. 11 crew were lost.

Last Name
ADAMSON
Given Names
Leonard George
Service Number
400549
Date of Birth
04/11/1920
Birth Location
Castlemaine VIC.
Enlistment Date
15/09/1940
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
17/10/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 6
Intake Date
17/10/1940
Finish Date
05/04/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
08/04/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
20 SQN
Rank
Pilot Officer
Operations
Air battle Gulf of Carpentaria
Date of Death
08/04/1943
Age
22
Cemetery / Memorial
Sydney Memorial NSW
Notes

Plane was a Catalina A24-41 of 20 Sqd. RAAF which went missing in the Gulf of Carpentaria when it caught fire during a radar search mission. 11 crew were lost.

Posting on Death
20 Squadron
NAA Status
OPEN USB
1WAGS - ADAMSON Leonard George - Service Number 400549

Acknowledgements

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