HACKETT, Michael John

Plane was a Lancaster 111 DV275 which took off from RAF Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire to attack the German military bases[Panzer divisions] at Mailly-le-Camp along with 346 Lancasters and 14 Mosquitoes. DV275 was one of four 101 Sqd. Lancasters lost on this operation being hit by flak.

Last Name
HACKETT
Given Names
Michael John
Service Number
429948
Date of Birth
06/12/1923
Birth Location
Largs Bay S.A.
Enlistment Date
10/10/1942
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
10/12/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 33
Intake Date
10/12/1942
Finish Date
03/05/1943
To
3 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
04/05/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
101 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Air ops. From UK target Mailly Le Camp France
Date of Death
04/05/1944
Age
20
Cemetery / Memorial
Poivres Churchyard Aube France
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-45 A/C Europe War medal 1939-45 Defence medal
Notes

Plane was a Lancaster 111 DV275 which took off from RAF Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire to attack the German military bases[Panzer divisions] at Mailly-le-Camp along with 346 Lancasters and 14 Mosquitoes. DV275 was one of four 101 Sqd. Lancasters lost on this operation being hit by flak.

Posting on Death
101 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - HACKETT Michael John - Service Number 429948 (Memorial_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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