BURNSIDE, Harold

Dreux- to bomb railway installations. Part of a 432 strong bomber force to bomb various railway installations to further prevent troops reaching the Normandy area. It is thought that all the targets were successfully hit but there are few details available. 18 aircraft Lost (4.2%) Reason for Loss Crashed in the target area

Last Name
BURNSIDE
Given Names
Harold
Service Number
417293
Date of Birth
02/11/1923
Birth Location
Wooler England
Enlistment Date
28/03/1942
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
28/05/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 26
Intake Date
28/05/1942
Finish Date
19/10/1942
To
3 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
11/06/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
7 SQN
Rank
Warrant Officer
Operations
Flying battle France target Dreux
Date of Death
11/06/1944
Age
20
Cemetery / Memorial
Dreux Communal Cemetery Eure-et-Loir France
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-43 Ribbon Star
Notes

Dreux- to bomb railway installations. Part of a 432 strong bomber force to bomb various railway installations to further prevent troops reaching the Normandy area. It is thought that all the targets were successfully hit but there are few details available. 18 aircraft Lost (4.2%) Reason for Loss Crashed in the target area

Posting on Death
7 Squadron
NAA Status
OPEN USB
1WAGS - BURNSIDE Harold - Service Number 417293

Acknowledgements

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