EDWARDS, Peter Colin

Operation St. Vith- to attack enemy troop positions. This raid had been delayed due to bad weather conditions in the target area. 294 aircraft, 2 losses . Accurate and concentrated bombing. Reason for Loss Believed to have crashed into the sea off Margate on the return leg, after having sent W/T transmissions only minutes earlier.

Last Name
EDWARDS
Given Names
Peter Colin
Service Number
38423
Date of Birth
08/11/1922
Birth Location
Perth W.A
Enlistment Date
15/04/1941
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 Date or Discharge Date
26/12/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
10 SQN
Rank
Pilot Officer
Operations
Flying battle English Channel
Date of Death
26/12/1944
Age
22
Cemetery / Memorial
Runnymede Memorial Surrey UK
Notes

Operation St. Vith- to attack enemy troop positions. This raid had been delayed due to bad weather conditions in the target area. 294 aircraft, 2 losses . Accurate and concentrated bombing. Reason for Loss Believed to have crashed into the sea off Margate on the return leg, after having sent W/T transmissions only minutes earlier.

Posting on Death
10 Squadron
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED

Acknowledgements

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