CULLEN, Douglas Raymond

Plane was a Beaufort bomber A9-346 of the 14th Sqd. piloted by Wing Commander Charles Learmonth, DFC and bar. The aircraft plunged into the sea near Rottnest Island in W.A on a training flight between Pearce and Rottnest Island. Four crew were killed.

Last Name
CULLEN
Given Names
Douglas Raymond
Service Number
406095
Date of Birth
20/07/1910
Birth Location
Northam W.A.
Enlistment Date
18/07/1940
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
22/08/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 4
Intake Date
18/08/1940
Finish Date
10/02/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
06/01/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
14 SQN
Rank
Flying Officer
Operations
Died in aircraft accident off WA Coast
Date of Death
06/01/1944
Age
33
Cemetery / Memorial
Sydney Memorial NSW
Notes

Plane was a Beaufort bomber A9-346 of the 14th Sqd. piloted by Wing Commander Charles Learmonth, DFC and bar. The aircraft plunged into the sea near Rottnest Island in W.A on a training flight between Pearce and Rottnest Island. Four crew were killed.

Posting on Death
14 Squadron
NAA Status
OPEN

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial