CRIDDLE, Percival Richard

Plane was a Sunderland ML735 of the 461 Sqd. RAAF which failed to return from a patrol 30 miles west of Bergen in Norway. It is presumed that the crew were taken by surprise and shot down.

Last Name
CRIDDLE
Given Names
Percival Richard
Service Number
417621
Date of Birth
22/10/1922
Birth Location
Naracoorte S.A
Enlistment Date
20/06/1942
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
20/08/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 29, WAGS Course 30
Intake Date
20/08/1942
Finish Date
03/03/1943
To
3 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
01/10/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
461 SQN
Rank
Warrant Officer
Operations
Air ops. from U.K target West of Bergen
Date of Death
01/10/1944
Age
21
Cemetery / Memorial
Runnymede Memorial Surrey UK
Medals
AIr Gunners Badge 1939-43 Star Atlantic Star & Clasp War medal
Notes

Plane was a Sunderland ML735 of the 461 Sqd. RAAF which failed to return from a patrol 30 miles west of Bergen in Norway. It is presumed that the crew were taken by surprise and shot down.

Posting on Death
461 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - CRIDDLE Percival Richard - Service Number 417621 (edited-2)
1WAGS - CRIDDLE Percival Richard - Service Number 417621 (edited-2)
1WAGS - CRIDDLE Percival Richard - Service Number 417621 (newspaper_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

UBC Web DesignAustralian War MemorialCity of BallaratNational Archives of AustraliaRSL Virtual War MemorialDepartment of Veterans+39 Affairs