FISHER, Geoffrey Walter

Plane was a twin engine Bristol Beaufort torpedo bomber of the No.39 Sqd. RAF. The squadron was part of RAF Command Middle East and conducted anti-shipping operations throughout the Mediterranean. Sgt Fisher was a wireless air gunner of a Beaufort aircraft which disappeared in the vacinity of Koufonisi near Crete. Fisher and his three RAF crewmates were killed.

Last Name
FISHER
Given Names
Geoffrey Walter
Service Number
400555
Date of Birth
01/10/1919
Birth Location
Burnley VIC.
Enlistment Date
15/09/1940
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
17/10/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 6
Intake Date
17/10/1940
Finish Date
05/04/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
26/12/1941 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
39 SQN
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle Crete Libya
Date of Death
26/12/1941
Age
22
Cemetery / Memorial
Alamein Memorial Egypt
Notes

Plane was a twin engine Bristol Beaufort torpedo bomber of the No.39 Sqd. RAF. The squadron was part of RAF Command Middle East and conducted anti-shipping operations throughout the Mediterranean. Sgt Fisher was a wireless air gunner of a Beaufort aircraft which disappeared in the vacinity of Koufonisi near Crete. Fisher and his three RAF crewmates were killed.

Posting on Death
39 Squadron
NAA Status
OPEN USB

Acknowledgements

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