LEONARD, Raymond Haines

Plane was a Lancaster ND534 of the 156 Sqn. which took off from RAF Upwood to bomb the synthetic oil plant at Gelsenkirchen. It was thought the aircraft was brought down by anti-aircraft fire. Seven crew were lost.

Last Name
LEONARD
Given Names
Raymond Haines
Service Number
416436
Date of Birth
06/07/1922
Birth Location
Berri S.A
Enlistment Date
23/06/1941
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
21/08/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 17
Intake Date
16/08/1941
To
2 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
11/09/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
156 SQN
Rank
Pilot Officer
Operations
Flying battle target Gelsenkirchen Germany
Date of Death
11/09/1944
Age
22
Cemetery / Memorial
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Germany
Notes

Plane was a Lancaster ND534 of the 156 Sqn. which took off from RAF Upwood to bomb the synthetic oil plant at Gelsenkirchen. It was thought the aircraft was brought down by anti-aircraft fire. Seven crew were lost.

Posting on Death
156 Squadron
NAA Status
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1WAGS - LEONARD Raymond Haines - Service Number 416436
1WAGS - LEONARD Raymond Haines - Service Number 416436
1WAGS - Leonard Raymond Haines - Service Number 416436 (1 Wags Course 17_edited-1)
1WAGS - LEONARD Raymond Haines - Service Number 416436 (grave)

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial