ROSS [DFM], Edwin John

Sgt Ross as rear gunner has displayed cool courage and absolute lack of fear in the face of intense enemy fire and has always given his captain a clear running commentary which has helped in evading the anti-aircraft fire. This airman's outstanding energy and cheerfulness has been a source of inspiration to his colleagues. Operation Berlin Reason for Loss Minutes after take-off, the Lancaster crashed close to Binbrook village.

Last Name
ROSS [DFM]
Given Names
Edwin John
Service Number
407562
Distinguished Flying Medal
YES
Date of Birth
12/04/1920
Birth Location
Broken Hill NSW
Enlistment Date
09/11/1940
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
12/12/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 8
Intake Date
12/12/1940
Finish Date
02/06/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
02/01/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
460 SQN
Rank
Pilot Officer
Operations
Killed in air ops. Binbrook Village UK
Date of Death
02/01/1944
Age
23
Cemetery / Memorial
Cambridge City Cemetery UK
Medals
Distinguished Flying Medal Air Gunners badge
Notes

Sgt Ross as rear gunner has displayed cool courage and absolute lack of fear in the face of intense enemy fire and has always given his captain a clear running commentary which has helped in evading the anti-aircraft fire. This airman's outstanding energy and cheerfulness has been a source of inspiration to his colleagues. Operation Berlin Reason for Loss Minutes after take-off, the Lancaster crashed close to Binbrook village.

Posting on Death
460 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - Ross Edwin - Service Number 407562 (report_edited-2)
1WAGS - Ross Edwin - Service Number 407562 (report_edited-2)
1 WAGS - ROSS Edwin John - 407562 Funeral

Acknowledgements

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