HAWTHORN, Richard Thurston

Plane was a Lancaster PB290 which took off from RAF Waddington to bomb marshalling yards at Giessen, Germany. Nothing was heard of the aircraft and it failed to return to base.

Last Name
HAWTHORN
Given Names
Richard Thurston
Service Number
431448
Date of Birth
19/05/1925
Birth Location
Mildura VIC.
Enlistment Date
02/07/1943
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
14/10/1943
Course Details
WAGS Course 41, WAGS Course 44
Finish Date
07/01/1944
To
AGS only
Kill Date or Discharge Date
02/12/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
463 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle Germany
Date of Death
07/12/1944
Age
19
Cemetery / Memorial
Hanover War Cemetery Germany
Notes

Plane was a Lancaster PB290 which took off from RAF Waddington to bomb marshalling yards at Giessen, Germany. Nothing was heard of the aircraft and it failed to return to base.

Posting on Death
463 Squadron
NAA Status
OPEN
1WAGS - HAWTHORN Richard Thurston - Service Number 431448 (edited-1)
1WAGS - HAWTHORN Richard Thurston - Service Number 431448 (edited-1)
1WAGS - HAWTHORN Richard Thurston - Service Number 431448 (Grave_edited-1)
1WAGS - HAWTHORN Richard Thurston - Service Number 431448 (group_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial