GAHAN, Geoffrey Russell

Plane was a Stirling Bomber, N3710 which took off from Oakington, Cambridgesshire UK for an operation at Stuttgart, Germany. The plane was shot down and crashed near Avesnes-sur-Helpe France. All seven crew were lost.

Last Name
GAHAN
Given Names
Geoffrey Russell
Service Number
400174
Date of Birth
10/09/1915
Birth Location
Clifton Hill VIC.
Enlistment Date
23/06/1940
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
25/07/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 3
Intake Date
05/08/1940
Finish Date
14/12/1940
To
1 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
06/05/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
1 RAF Depot
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle France
Date of Death
06/05/1942
Age
26
Cemetery / Memorial
Avesnes-Sur-helpe Communal Cemetery Nord France
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-45 A/C Europe Defence and War medal
Notes

Plane was a Stirling Bomber, N3710 which took off from Oakington, Cambridgesshire UK for an operation at Stuttgart, Germany. The plane was shot down and crashed near Avesnes-sur-Helpe France. All seven crew were lost.

Posting on Death
1 RAF depot
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - GAHAN Geoffrey Russell - Service Number 400174 (edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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