DIAL, Wilfred George Barrett

Previous Service 13th field Coy [Engineers] Plane was a Lancaster ME853 which was on a daylight raid on flying bomb facilities at Bois de Cassan, France. It is believed the Lancaster collided with another Lancaster ND346 at Boran-Sur-Oise, France. All the crew from both planes [fourteen in total] were killed.

Last Name
DIAL
Given Names
Wilfred George Barrett
Service Number
427615
Date of Birth
05/05/1922
Birth Location
Perth W.A
Enlistment Date
11/08/1942
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
15/10/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 31
Intake Date
15/10/1942
Finish Date
08/04/1943
To
3 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
02/08/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
467 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Aircraft collision Bois de Cassan, France
Date of Death
02/08/1944
Age
22
Cemetery / Memorial
Viroflay New Communal Cemetery Yvelines France
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-45 France and Germany War medal Defence medal
Notes

Previous Service 13th field Coy [Engineers] Plane was a Lancaster ME853 which was on a daylight raid on flying bomb facilities at Bois de Cassan, France. It is believed the Lancaster collided with another Lancaster ND346 at Boran-Sur-Oise, France. All the crew from both planes [fourteen in total] were killed.

Posting on Death
467 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - Dial Wilfred - Service Number 427615 (edited-2)
1WAGS - Dial Wilfred - Service Number 427615 (edited-2)
1WAGS - DIAL Wilfred George Barrett - Service Number 427615 (edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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