HARRIS, Waverley William

Plane was a de Havilland DH. 98 Mosquito PZ190 of the 143 RAF Sqd on an anti-shipping strike. The target was Flekkefiord, Lister 7 Mandal Norway. It is believed the Mosquito was shot down by 2 American fighter pilots who didn't heed the identification call of PZ190.

Last Name
HARRIS
Given Names
Waverley William
Service Number
426459
Date of Birth
15/04/1924
Birth Location
Brisbane QLD
Enlistment Date
22/06/1942
Enlistment Location
Brisbane
1Wags Start Date
29/04/1943
Course Details
Navigation Course 4
Intake Date
29/04/1943
Finish Date
12/11/1943
To
No 2 EMB
Kill Date or Discharge Date
11/01/1945 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
6 AD
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle North West Europe
Date of Death
11/01/1945
Age
20
Cemetery / Memorial
Runnymede Memorial
Medals
1939-45 Star France Germany Star Defence War Medal
Notes

Plane was a de Havilland DH. 98 Mosquito PZ190 of the 143 RAF Sqd on an anti-shipping strike. The target was Flekkefiord, Lister 7 Mandal Norway. It is believed the Mosquito was shot down by 2 American fighter pilots who didn't heed the identification call of PZ190.

Posting on Death
6 Aircraft Depot
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - HARRIS Waverley William - Service Number 426459 (edited-2)

Acknowledgements

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