COSGROVE, John Percival

Plane was a Wellington Z1290 of the 460 Sqn RAAF which took off from RAF Breighton to attack Kiel, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off. It was later established the aircraft crashed near Neumunster being shot down by a German fighter. All six crew were lost.

Last Name
COSGROVE
Given Names
John Percival
Service Number
408122
Date of Birth
11/05/1916
Birth Location
Launceston TAS.
Enlistment Date
06/12/1940
Enlistment Location
Hobart
1Wags Start Date
09/01/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 9
Intake Date
09/01/1941
Kill or Discharge Date
29/04/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
460 SQN
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle N.W. Europe
Date of Death
29/04/1942
Age
25
Cemetery / Memorial
Hamburg War Cemetery Germany
Notes

Plane was a Wellington Z1290 of the 460 Sqn RAAF which took off from RAF Breighton to attack Kiel, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off. It was later established the aircraft crashed near Neumunster being shot down by a German fighter. All six crew were lost.

Posting on Death
460 Squadron
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED
1WAGS - COSGROVE John Percival - Service Number 408122 (edited-1)
1WAGS - COSGROVE John Percival - Service Number 408122 (edited-1)
1WAGS - COSGROVE John Percival - Service Number 408122 (Grave_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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