PATTEN [DFC], Evan Charles

"F/Off Patten is now on his second tour of operations, having participated against such strongly defended targets as Dortmund, Bremen and Hamburg. Throughout he has displayed outstanding initiative, skill and devotion to duty." Patten was a member of the 467 Squadron flying Lancaster PB806 aircraft. The operation to attack Dortmund-Ems canal at Ladbergen ended when the Lancaster was attacked by enermy aircraft. All the crew managed to escape the burning aircraft and parachute to safety. Two crew were captured and sent to POW camps, the rest, including Patten were missing believed killed.

Last Name
PATTEN [DFC]
Given Names
Evan Charles
Service Number
409437
Distinguished Flying Cross
YES
Date of Birth
15/02/1922
Birth Location
Prahan VIC
Enlistment Date
15/08/1941
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
16/10/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 21
Intake Date
16/10/1941
Kill Date or Discharge Date
03/03/1945 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
27 OTU
Rank
Flying Officer
Operations
Air ops. Target Dortmund Ems Canal
Date of Death
03/03/1945
Age
23
Cemetery / Memorial
Runnymede Memorial Surrey UK
Medals
Distinguished Flying Cross Air Gunners badge 1939-45 Star
Notes

"F/Off Patten is now on his second tour of operations, having participated against such strongly defended targets as Dortmund, Bremen and Hamburg. Throughout he has displayed outstanding initiative, skill and devotion to duty." Patten was a member of the 467 Squadron flying Lancaster PB806 aircraft. The operation to attack Dortmund-Ems canal at Ladbergen ended when the Lancaster was attacked by enermy aircraft. All the crew managed to escape the burning aircraft and parachute to safety. Two crew were captured and sent to POW camps, the rest, including Patten were missing believed killed.

Posting on Death
27 Operational training unit Lichfield
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - Patten Evan - Service Number 409437 (Citation report_edited-1)
1WAGS - Patten Evan - Service Number 409437 (Citation report_edited-1)
1WAGS - Patten Evan - Service Number 409437 (edited-2)

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial