BIRCH, Ernest Hugh

Plane was a British Halifax Bomber shot down over Germany. Four crew members were killed including Flt/Sgt Birch, the only Australian on board. The other three crew were POW's and survived the war.

Last Name
BIRCH
Given Names
Ernest Hugh
Service Number
38770
Date of Birth
11/03/1923
Birth Location
Bunbury W.A
Enlistment Date
22/05/1941
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
10/12/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 33
Intake Date
12/11/1942
Finish Date
05/04/1943
To
3 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
31/03/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
10 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle Germany
Date of Death
31/03/1944
Age
21
Cemetery / Memorial
Hanover War Cemetery Germany
Notes

Plane was a British Halifax Bomber shot down over Germany. Four crew members were killed including Flt/Sgt Birch, the only Australian on board. The other three crew were POW's and survived the war.

Posting on Death
10 Squadron
NAA Status
OPEN
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Acknowledgements

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