GERICKE [DFM], Philip Kenneth Ross

Aircraft Lancaster ED 610 which was shot down by a night fighter over the North Sea returning from a bombing raid over Berlin. For his courage and ability as an Air Gunner F/Sgt Gericke was awarded the DFM.

Last Name
GERICKE [DFM]
Given Names
Philip Kenneth Ross
Service Number
417298
Distinguished Flying Medal
YES
Date of Birth
22/09/1923
Birth Location
Naracoorte S.A
Enlistment Date
28/03/1942
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
28/05/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 26
Intake Date
28/05/1942
Finish Date
16/11/1942
To
3bags
Kill Date or Discharge Date
29/01/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
15 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle Berlin Germany
Date of Death
29/04/1944
Age
20
Cemetery / Memorial
Runnymede Memorial Surrey UK
Medals
Distinguished Flying medal Defence medal War medal
Notes

Aircraft Lancaster ED 610 which was shot down by a night fighter over the North Sea returning from a bombing raid over Berlin. For his courage and ability as an Air Gunner F/Sgt Gericke was awarded the DFM.

Posting on Death
15 squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - Gericke Philip - Service Number 417298 (Report_edited-1)
1WAGS - Gericke Philip - Service Number 417298 (Report_edited-1)
1WAGS - GERICKE Philip Kenneth Ross - Service Number 417298 (Citation_edited-1)
1WAGS - GERICKE Philip Kenneth Ross - Service Number 417298 (edited-1)
1WAGS - GERICKE Philip Kenneth Ross - Service Number 417298 (newspaper_edited-1)
1WAGS - Gericke Phillip - Service Number 417298 (Photo_edited-3)

Acknowledgements

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