DOWLING, George Edward [Ted]

Plane was a Lancaster HK 536 which was to bomb flying bomb installations at St Leu Desserent, France. The plane failed to return. Flt/Sgt Ted Dowling and six other crew were killed. Ted's brother Peter,RAAF, was listed as missing for two and a half years in Rabaul.

Last Name
DOWLING
Given Names
George Edward [Ted]
Service Number
429881
Birth Location
Keswick S.A
Enlistment Date
01/10/1942
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
04/02/1943
Course Details
WAGS Course 35
Kill or Discharge Date
05/07/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
463 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Missing Air ops. from UK Target St. Leu D'Esserent.
Date of Death
05/07/1944
Age
20
Cemetery / Memorial
Buried in Ellecourt Communal Cemetery France
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-45 France and Germany Defence War medal 1939-45
Notes

Plane was a Lancaster HK 536 which was to bomb flying bomb installations at St Leu Desserent, France. The plane failed to return. Flt/Sgt Ted Dowling and six other crew were killed. Ted's brother Peter,RAAF, was listed as missing for two and a half years in Rabaul.

Posting on Death
463 Squadron RAAF
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - DOWLING George - Service Number 429881 (new_edited-2)
1WAGS - Dowling George - Service Number 429881 (edited-2)
1WAGS - DOWLING George - Service Number 429881 (Grave_edited-1)
1WAGS - DOWLING George - Service Number 429881 (new_edited-2)

Acknowledgements

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