DONNER [DFM], William John

"This air gunner has taken part in numerous operations and has at all times displayed marked enthusiasm for flying. Most of his sorties have been against the heavily fortified areas of the Ruhr and North Western German, including Essen, Cologne, Mainz, Bremen and Stuttgart. His keeness and devotion to duty have been worthy of the highest praise." Reason for Loss Shot down by a night-fighter south of Zasenbeck, Germany

Last Name
DONNER [DFM]
Given Names
William John
Service Number
403026
Distinguished Flying Medal
YES
Date of Birth
13/03/1918
Birth Location
Clapton England
Enlistment Date
07/12/1940
Enlistment Location
Sydney
1Wags Start Date
06/02/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 10
Intake Date
06/02/1941
Finish Date
02/06/1941
To
1BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
20/02/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
156 SQN
Rank
Flight Lieutenant
Operations
Flying battle target Leipzig Germany
Date of Death
20/02/1944
Age
26
Cemetery / Memorial
Hanover War Cemetery Germany
Notes

"This air gunner has taken part in numerous operations and has at all times displayed marked enthusiasm for flying. Most of his sorties have been against the heavily fortified areas of the Ruhr and North Western German, including Essen, Cologne, Mainz, Bremen and Stuttgart. His keeness and devotion to duty have been worthy of the highest praise." Reason for Loss Shot down by a night-fighter south of Zasenbeck, Germany

Posting on Death
156 Squadron
NAA Status
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1WAGS - DONNER William John - Service Number 403026 (Citation_edited-1 copy)
1WAGS - DONNER William John - Service Number 403026
1WAGS - DONNER William John - Service Number 403026 (Citation_edited-1 copy)

Acknowledgements

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