PETSCHEL, Victor Edward

Previous service 19th Aust.M.G. Battalion. Plane was Lancaster PA973 posted as missing over Bohlen, Germany just weeks before the end of the war in Europe. Six of the seven crew were RAAFand all were lost.

Last Name
PETSCHEL
Given Names
Victor Edward
Service Number
437562
Date of Birth
20/08/1918
Birth Location
Dimboola VIC.
Enlistment Date
31/03/1943
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
22/07/1943
Course Details
WAGS Course 41
Intake Date
22/07/1943
Finish Date
18/10/1943
To
3 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
21/03/1945 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
106 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle NW Europe target Bohlen Germany
Date of Death
21/03/1945
Age
26
Cemetery / Memorial
Runnymede Memorial Surrey UK
Medals
Air Gunners Badge 1939-45 Star France/Germany Star War / Defence medals 1939-45
Notes

Previous service 19th Aust.M.G. Battalion. Plane was Lancaster PA973 posted as missing over Bohlen, Germany just weeks before the end of the war in Europe. Six of the seven crew were RAAFand all were lost.

Posting on Death
106 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - Petschel Victor - Service Number 437562 (edited-2)
1WAGS - Petschel Victor - Service Number 437562 (edited-2)
1WAGS - PETSCHEL Victor Edward - Service Number 437562
1WAGS - PETSCHEL Victor Edward - Service Number 437562 (edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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