GILLETT, Archie Oswald

Plane was an Avro Lancaster ME614 which took off from Waddington, Lincolnshire UK to drop bombs on St-Leu-d'Esserent France. The plane crashed at Les Maisons Blanches, France Shot down by a night-fighter crashing 02:00 approximately 2 km SW of Lyon-la-Foret.. Eight crew were lost.

Last Name
GILLETT
Given Names
Archie Oswald
Service Number
417831
Date of Birth
31/07/1920
Birth Location
Port Pirie S.A
Enlistment Date
18/07/1942
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
17/09/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 30
Intake Date
17/09/1942
Finish Date
03/03/1943
To
3 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
04/07/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
463 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Air ops. Over France target St. Leu D' Esserent
Date of Death
05/07/1944
Age
23
Cemetery / Memorial
Marissel French National Cemetery Oise France
Medals
Air Gunners Badge A/C Europe Clasp Defence and War medal
Notes

Plane was an Avro Lancaster ME614 which took off from Waddington, Lincolnshire UK to drop bombs on St-Leu-d'Esserent France. The plane crashed at Les Maisons Blanches, France Shot down by a night-fighter crashing 02:00 approximately 2 km SW of Lyon-la-Foret.. Eight crew were lost.

Posting on Death
463 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - GILLETT Archie Oswald - Service Number 417831 (Group_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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