DEVERELL, Eric Ernest

Plane was a Halifax JD453 of the 78 Sqd. which was to attack Monchengladbach and Rheydt. The aircraft was shot down by enemy fighters. Three of the seven crew were killed and four became POW's.

Last Name
DEVERELL
Given Names
Eric Ernest
Service Number
410221
Date of Birth
19/12/1913
Birth Location
Wangaratta VIC.
Enlistment Date
05/12/1941
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
05/04/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 24
Intake Date
02/04/1942
Finish Date
21/09/1942
To
3 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
31/08/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
78 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle Germany
Date of Death
31/08/1943
Age
29
Cemetery / Memorial
Rheinberg War Cemetery Germany
Notes

Plane was a Halifax JD453 of the 78 Sqd. which was to attack Monchengladbach and Rheydt. The aircraft was shot down by enemy fighters. Three of the seven crew were killed and four became POW's.

Posting on Death
78 Squadron
NAA Status
OPEN
1WAGS - DEVERELL Eric Ernest - Service Number 410221 (edited-1)
1WAGS - DEVERELL Eric Ernest - Service Number 410221 (edited-1)
1WAGS - DEVERELL Eric Ernest - Service Number 410221 (Grave_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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