DUNSHEA, Clifford Joseph

Aircraft flown- Anson, Battle, Beaufort, Beaufighter. Plane was a Bristol Beaufighter TF Mk. X RD141 of the 455 Sqd. RAAF. The plane crashed into the sea after an attack on Haramso Is. It is believed the plane was hit with the port engine on fire as it dived into the water N.E side of Harmansoy. P/Off A. E Winter and Navigator C.J Dunshea were both killed.

Last Name
DUNSHEA
Given Names
Clifford Joseph
Service Number
422936
Date of Birth
17/01/1924
Birth Location
Braidwood N.S.W
Enlistment Date
15/06/1942
Enlistment Location
Sydney
1Wags Start Date
04/03/1943
Course Details
WAGS Course 36, Navigation Course 2
Intake Date
04/03/1943
Finish Date
16/09/1943
Kill Date or Discharge Date
10/01/1945 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
455 SQN
Rank
Pilot Officer
Operations
Air ops. from the U.K target Haramso Is. North Sea
Date of Death
10/01/1945
Age
20
Cemetery / Memorial
Trondheim [Stavne] Cemetery Norway
Medals
Navigator Wireless Badge
Notes

Aircraft flown- Anson, Battle, Beaufort, Beaufighter. Plane was a Bristol Beaufighter TF Mk. X RD141 of the 455 Sqd. RAAF. The plane crashed into the sea after an attack on Haramso Is. It is believed the plane was hit with the port engine on fire as it dived into the water N.E side of Harmansoy. P/Off A. E Winter and Navigator C.J Dunshea were both killed.

Posting on Death
455 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - DUNSHEA Clifford Joseph - Service Number 422936 (Photo_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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