BETSON, John Louis Ward

Plane was a Lancaster ED883 of the 100 Sqd. on an operation to Mannheim. F/Sgt Betson was an Air Gunner on the Lancaster when it was lost.

Last Name
BETSON
Given Names
John Louis Ward
Service Number
409887
Date of Birth
11/03/1916
Birth Location
Northampton England
Enlistment Date
07/11/1941
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
02/04/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 24
Intake Date
28/03/1942
Finish Date
21/09/1942
To
3 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
22/09/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
100 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Air ops from the U.K. Target Mannheim.
Date of Death
23/09/1943
Age
27
Cemetery / Memorial
Rheinberg War Cemetery Germany
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-45 A/C Europe Defence War medal
Notes

Plane was a Lancaster ED883 of the 100 Sqd. on an operation to Mannheim. F/Sgt Betson was an Air Gunner on the Lancaster when it was lost.

Posting on Death
100 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - BETSON John Louis Ward - Service Number 409887 (edited-2)

Acknowledgements

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