BINNIE, William George Ronald

Plane was a Beaufighter A19-132 which was hit by Japanese anti-aircraft fire and ditched off Palmalmal plantation, New Britain. The three crew escaped in a dinghy and drifted for 2 days. The dinghy was discovered beached with no occupants ever discovered.

Last Name
BINNIE
Given Names
William George Ronald
Service Number
43192
Date of Birth
01/12/1915
Birth Location
Brisbane QLD
Enlistment Date
27/06/1941
Enlistment Location
Brisbane
1Wags Start Date
03/08/1941
Course Details
Other
Kill or Discharge Date
10/09/1943 (Killed)
Rank
Flying Officer
Operations
Flying battle New Britain
Date of Death
10/09/1943
Age
27
Cemetery / Memorial
Listed on Rabaul Memorial New Britain
Notes

Plane was a Beaufighter A19-132 which was hit by Japanese anti-aircraft fire and ditched off Palmalmal plantation, New Britain. The three crew escaped in a dinghy and drifted for 2 days. The dinghy was discovered beached with no occupants ever discovered.

Posting on Death
30 Squadron
NAA Status
OPEN
1WAGS - BINNIE William George - Service Number 43192  (ew_edited-1)
1WAGS - BINNIE William George - Service Number 43192  (ew_edited-1)
1WAGS - BINNIE William George Ronald - Service Number 43192  (ew_edited-2)

Acknowledgements

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