FINLASON, Donald Scott

Plane was a Lancaster EE167 of the 460 Sqd. RAAF which was to bomb synthetic oil plants at Oberhausen, Germany. The aircraft was shot down by a German night fighter over Schinveld near Sittard, Netherlands. Five crew were killed and two taken POW.

Last Name
FINLASON
Given Names
Donald Scott
Service Number
408907
Date of Birth
15/04/1922
Birth Location
Brighton VIC.
Enlistment Date
20/06/1941
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
19/09/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 18
Intake Date
18/09/1941
Finish Date
06/04/1942
To
1 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
15/06/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
460 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle Netherlands, N.W. Europe
Date of Death
15/06/1943
Age
21
Cemetery / Memorial
Jonkerbos War Cemetery Netherlands
Notes

Plane was a Lancaster EE167 of the 460 Sqd. RAAF which was to bomb synthetic oil plants at Oberhausen, Germany. The aircraft was shot down by a German night fighter over Schinveld near Sittard, Netherlands. Five crew were killed and two taken POW.

Posting on Death
460 Squadron
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED
1WAGS - FINLASON Donald Scott - Service Number 408907 (edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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