BELL, Paton

Plane was a Wellington bomber VX3744 operating from Snaith aerodrome, England. It was attacked by a night fighter while on a mission to target Mainz. Flt Sgt Bell was killed by fighter fire, the rest of the crew survived following an emergency landing at Coltishall.

Last Name
BELL
Given Names
Paton
Service Number
406589
Date of Birth
29/08/1921
Birth Location
Perth W.A
Enlistment Date
03/02/1941
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
06/03/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 11
Intake Date
06/03/1941
Finish Date
07/06/1941
To
1BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
12/08/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
150 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Air ops. from the U.K target Mainz.
Date of Death
12/08/1942
Age
20
Cemetery / Memorial
Scottow Cemetery Norfolk U.K
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-45 Star A/C Europe Star Defence War medal
Notes

Plane was a Wellington bomber VX3744 operating from Snaith aerodrome, England. It was attacked by a night fighter while on a mission to target Mainz. Flt Sgt Bell was killed by fighter fire, the rest of the crew survived following an emergency landing at Coltishall.

Posting on Death
150 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - BELL Paton - Service Number 406589 (edited-1)
1WAGS - BELL Paton - Service Number 406589 (edited-1)
1WAGS - BELL Paton - Service Number 406589 (Plaque_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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