LOUGHNAN, Justin Francis

Plane was a Lancaster Mk1-HK599 with seven crew. Operation Duisburg. 1013 aircraft on Operation Hurricane- to demonstrate to the enemy the overwhelming air superiority of both Bomber Command and the US 8th Air Force. Reason for Loss Thought to have been shot down by flak.

Last Name
LOUGHNAN
Given Names
Justin Francis
Service Number
18119
Date of Birth
03/09/1919
Birth Location
Melbourne VIC.
Enlistment Date
21/08/1940
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
04/03/1943
Course Details
WAGS Course 36
Intake Date
04/03/1943
Kill Date or Discharge Date
14/10/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
115 SQN
Rank
Pilot Officer
Operations
Air ops over Germany target Duisburg
Date of Death
14/10/1944
Age
25
Cemetery / Memorial
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
Notes

Plane was a Lancaster Mk1-HK599 with seven crew. Operation Duisburg. 1013 aircraft on Operation Hurricane- to demonstrate to the enemy the overwhelming air superiority of both Bomber Command and the US 8th Air Force. Reason for Loss Thought to have been shot down by flak.

Posting on Death
115 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - LOUGHNAN Justin Francis - Service Number 18119  (rave_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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