PEGGS, Robert James

Plane was a Halifax V LL138 of No.77 Sqd. Target was to attack the rail facilities at Seris. The plane was attacked by a night fighter forcing the Halifax into a dive - 3 of the crew bailed out and 2 became POW's. The rest were killed during the initial attack.

Last Name
PEGGS
Given Names
Robert James
Service Number
415913
Date of Birth
21/02/1924
Birth Location
Pingelly W.A
Enlistment Date
29/03/1942
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
12/11/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 33
Intake Date
12/11/1942
Finish Date
08/04/1943
To
3 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
23/05/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
196 DGR
Rank
Pilot Officer
Operations
Air ops. Orleans France
Date of Death
23/05/1944
Age
20
Cemetery / Memorial
Seris Communal Cemetery France
Medals
1939-43 Star Ribbon
Notes

Plane was a Halifax V LL138 of No.77 Sqd. Target was to attack the rail facilities at Seris. The plane was attacked by a night fighter forcing the Halifax into a dive - 3 of the crew bailed out and 2 became POW's. The rest were killed during the initial attack.

Posting on Death
196 DGR
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - PEGGS Robert James - Service Number 415913 (Grave_edited-1)
1WAGS - PEGGS Robert James - Service Number 415913 (Grave_edited-1)
1WAGS - PEGGS Robert James - Service Number 415913 (ITC_edited-2)
1WAGS - PEGGS Robert James - Service Number 415913 (Photo_edited-2)

Acknowledgements

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