McAULIFFE, William Russell

Plane was de Havilland DH. 98 Mosquito FB Mk V1 sent to bomb road and rail junctions in the Ruhr area, Germany. The aircraft crashed in the middle of the Siegfried Line near the village of Kesfeld. Both pilot F/Lt Geoffrey Adamson Curry and F/Sgt William Russell McAuliffe, navigator were killed.

Last Name
McAULIFFE
Given Names
William Russell
Service Number
424701
Date of Birth
08/09/1921
Birth Location
Waverley NSW
Enlistment Date
06/10/1942
Enlistment Location
Sydney
1Wags Start Date
29/04/1943
Course Details
Navigation Course 4
Intake Date
29/04/1943
Finish Date
12/11/1943
To
No 2 EMB
Kill Date or Discharge Date
18/12/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
464 Sqn
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle NW Europe, target Ruhr area, Germany.
Date of Death
18/12/1944
Age
23
Cemetery / Memorial
Runnymede Memorial
Notes

Plane was de Havilland DH. 98 Mosquito FB Mk V1 sent to bomb road and rail junctions in the Ruhr area, Germany. The aircraft crashed in the middle of the Siegfried Line near the village of Kesfeld. Both pilot F/Lt Geoffrey Adamson Curry and F/Sgt William Russell McAuliffe, navigator were killed.

Posting on Death
464 Squadron
NAA Status
OPEN

Acknowledgements

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