COPELAND, Gerald Ware

Plane was a Handley Page Halifax Mk 11 W7662 which was hit during enemy action and crashed on Luneburg Heath. The operation was to bomb Hamburg, Germany. Six of the seven crew were killed and one captured as POW.

Last Name
COPELAND
Given Names
Gerald Ware
Service Number
406548
Date of Birth
16/06/1914
Birth Location
Kalgoolie W.A
Enlistment Date
01/02/1941
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
06/03/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 11
Intake Date
06/03/1941
Finish Date
02/06/1941
To
1BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
04/05/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
78 SQN
Rank
Pilot Officer
Operations
Air ops. from UK Luneburg Heath Germany.
Date of Death
04/05/1942
Age
27
Cemetery / Memorial
Hamburg War Cemetery Germany
Medals
AIr Gunners badge
Notes

Plane was a Handley Page Halifax Mk 11 W7662 which was hit during enemy action and crashed on Luneburg Heath. The operation was to bomb Hamburg, Germany. Six of the seven crew were killed and one captured as POW.

Posting on Death
78 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - COPELAND Gerald Ware - Service Number 406548 (edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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