HAMMOND, Louis James

Plane was Halifax 11 D.T.721 which took off to attack Dusseldorf, Germany. A night fighter attacked the aircraft which crashed 11 miles S.W of Eindhover, Holland. Four crew were killed and three became POW's.

Last Name
HAMMOND
Given Names
Louis James
Service Number
400255
Date of Birth
17/03/1918
Birth Location
Tottenham England
Enlistment Date
21/07/1940
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
22/08/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 4
Intake Date
18/08/1940
Finish Date
08/03/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
27/01/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
51 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle Netherlands target Dusseldorf, Germany
Date of Death
27/01/1943
Age
24
Cemetery / Memorial
Eindhoven [Woensel] General Cemetery Netherlands
Notes

Plane was Halifax 11 D.T.721 which took off to attack Dusseldorf, Germany. A night fighter attacked the aircraft which crashed 11 miles S.W of Eindhover, Holland. Four crew were killed and three became POW's.

Posting on Death
51 Squadron
NAA Status
OPEN

Acknowledgements

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