BELL, David

Plane Sunderland W3999 antisubmarine patrol. Aircraft took the maximum load of anti-submarine bombs. Plane exploded after making a successful forced landing on the sea. Entire crew disappeared

Last Name
BELL
Given Names
David
Service Number
406430
Date of Birth
20/08/1921
Birth Location
Perth W.A
Enlistment Date
09/12/1940
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
09/01/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 9
Intake Date
09/01/1941
Finish Date
30/06/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
31/07/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
RAF
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle, died at sea, Spain
Date of Death
31/07/1942
Age
20
Cemetery / Memorial
Runnymede Memorial
Notes

Plane Sunderland W3999 antisubmarine patrol. Aircraft took the maximum load of anti-submarine bombs. Plane exploded after making a successful forced landing on the sea. Entire crew disappeared

Posting on Death
RAF STN Mountbatten
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED
1WAGS - BELL David - Service Number 406430 (Plane_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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