ROURKE, Gerald Alan

Plane was a Halifax with the 78 Sqd. RAF. On the return flight between Stuttgart and Dusseldorf the aircraft was hit by flak and F/Sgt Rourke, the navigator was killed.

Last Name
ROURKE
Given Names
Gerald Alan
Service Number
415683
Date of Birth
24/02/1910
Birth Location
Liverpool England
Enlistment Date
07/12/1941
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
05/03/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 23
Intake Date
02/03/1942
Finish Date
24/08/1942
To
3 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
13/07/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
78 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle Germany target Remscheid.
Date of Death
31/07/1943
Age
33
Cemetery / Memorial
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Germany
Notes

Plane was a Halifax with the 78 Sqd. RAF. On the return flight between Stuttgart and Dusseldorf the aircraft was hit by flak and F/Sgt Rourke, the navigator was killed.

Posting on Death
78 Squadron
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED
1WAGS - ROURKE Gerald Alan - Service Number 415683 (edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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