RILEY, John Richmond

Operation Duisburg Reason for Loss Crashed after being hit by flak over the target. Bombs jettisoned and five of the crew baled out to became POWs, however both gunners were killed.

Last Name
RILEY
Given Names
John Richmond
Service Number
415182
Date of Birth
13/06/1914
Birth Location
Freemantle W.A.
Enlistment Date
21/07/1941
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
19/09/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 18
Intake Date
18/09/1941
Finish Date
06/04/1942
To
2 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
09/04/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
101 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle Germany
Date of Death
09/04/1943
Age
28
Cemetery / Memorial
Rheinberg War Cemetery Germany
Notes

Operation Duisburg Reason for Loss Crashed after being hit by flak over the target. Bombs jettisoned and five of the crew baled out to became POWs, however both gunners were killed.

Posting on Death
101 Squadron
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED

Acknowledgements

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