CROMPTON, George William Sergio

Plane was a Wellington 1C HX580 which took off from Gibraltar for Luqa but failed to arrive. This was a 458 Sqd. aircraft and crew en route to the Middle East. The plane was shot down by German fighters- four crew became POWs and Crompton as the tail gunner was severely wounded in the action and died.

Last Name
CROMPTON
Given Names
George William Sergio
Service Number
404207
Date of Birth
10/11/1914
Birth Location
Mackay QLD.
Enlistment Date
21/06/1940
Enlistment Location
Brisbane
1Wags Start Date
25/07/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 3
Intake Date
25/07/1940
Finish Date
14/12/1940
To
1 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
30/07/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
M/E
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Missing Air Ops. From UK
Date of Death
30/07/1942
Age
27
Cemetery / Memorial
Runnymede Memorial Surrey UK
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-45 Africa defence war medal
Notes

Plane was a Wellington 1C HX580 which took off from Gibraltar for Luqa but failed to arrive. This was a 458 Sqd. aircraft and crew en route to the Middle East. The plane was shot down by German fighters- four crew became POWs and Crompton as the tail gunner was severely wounded in the action and died.

Posting on Death
458 Squadron ME
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - CROMPTON George William Sergio - Service Number 404207 (edited-1)
1WAGS - CROMPTON George William Sergio - Service Number 404207 (edited-1)
1WAGS - CROMPTON George William Sergio - Service Number 404207 (Map_edited-1)
1WAGS - CROMPTON George William Sergio - Service Number 404207 (new_edited-2)

Acknowledgements

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