GARDNER, Donald Drew

In October 1942 he was on board RAF Wellington bomber HX775 which crash-landed on Las Palmas Island in the Canary Islands - all of the crew were interned by Spanish authorities until March 1943 - the RAAF crewmen were: Sergeant Donald Drew Gardner 416257 - discharged March 1945 with rank of Flying Officer Sergeant Hubert Edward Maxwell Howell 400304 - discharged May 1945 with rank of Flying Officer Sergeant John Hudson Wilkinson 400444 - KIA in August 1944 over Zielkeim, East Prussia (Germany) in 83 Squadron RAF Lancaster PB249 (rank: Flight Lieutenant)

Last Name
GARDNER
Given Names
Donald Drew
Service Number
416257
Course Details
WAGS Course 14
Intake Date
29/05/1941
Finish Date
08/12/1941
To
2BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
26/03/1945 (Discharged)
Discharge Unit
460 SQN
Rank
Flying Officer
Prisoner of War
POW
Notes

In October 1942 he was on board RAF Wellington bomber HX775 which crash-landed on Las Palmas Island in the Canary Islands - all of the crew were interned by Spanish authorities until March 1943 - the RAAF crewmen were: Sergeant Donald Drew Gardner 416257 - discharged March 1945 with rank of Flying Officer Sergeant Hubert Edward Maxwell Howell 400304 - discharged May 1945 with rank of Flying Officer Sergeant John Hudson Wilkinson 400444 - KIA in August 1944 over Zielkeim, East Prussia (Germany) in 83 Squadron RAF Lancaster PB249 (rank: Flight Lieutenant)

Acknowledgements

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