CROSTON, David Payne

Previous service 4 years with R.A.N.R. Discharged as a 'Leading Writer'. Plane was a Lancaster LL882 of the 463 Sqd. RAAF which was shot down near Ypres on a night mission to Lille, France. All the crew were killed.

Last Name
CROSTON
Given Names
David Payne
Service Number
407821
Date of Birth
31/12/1911
Birth Location
Sandwell S.A
Enlistment Date
06/01/1941
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
06/02/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 10
Intake Date
06/02/1941
Kill or Discharge Date
11/05/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
463 SQN
Rank
Flying Officer
Operations
Missing Air ops. From UK Target Lille France
Date of Death
11/05/1944
Age
32
Cemetery / Memorial
Wevelgem Communal Cemetery West-vlaanderen Belgium
Medals
AIr Gunners badge
Notes

Previous service 4 years with R.A.N.R. Discharged as a 'Leading Writer'. Plane was a Lancaster LL882 of the 463 Sqd. RAAF which was shot down near Ypres on a night mission to Lille, France. All the crew were killed.

Posting on Death
463 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - Croston David Payne - Service Number 407821 (Grave_edited-1)
1WAGS - Croston David Payne - Service Number 407821 (Grave_edited-1)
1WAGS - CROSTON David Payne - Service Number 407821 (Map_edited-1)
1WAGS - CROSTON David Payne - Service Number 407821 (New_edited-2)
1WAGS - CROSTON David Payne - Service Number 407821 (Portrait_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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