HENSTRIDGE, Leslie Lancedene

Plane was a Catalina flying boat A24 which was on a patrol flight in the Gulf of Carpentaria. On attempting to land in bad weather the aircraft crashed during a forced landing due to lack of fuel. F/Off Henstridge died in Cairns Harbour.

Last Name
HENSTRIDGE
Given Names
Leslie Lancedene
Service Number
416497
Date of Birth
04/09/1912
Birth Location
Snowtown S.A
Enlistment Date
23/06/1941
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
19/09/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 17
Intake Date
16/08/1941
Kill Date or Discharge Date
13/04/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
11 SQN
Rank
Flying Officer
Operations
Crash landed off Cairns, Australia after a patrol flight
Date of Death
13/04/1943
Age
30
Cemetery / Memorial
Cairns General Cemetery QLD Australia
Medals
1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War medal, Australia Service medal
Notes

Plane was a Catalina flying boat A24 which was on a patrol flight in the Gulf of Carpentaria. On attempting to land in bad weather the aircraft crashed during a forced landing due to lack of fuel. F/Off Henstridge died in Cairns Harbour.

Posting on Death
11 Squadron
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED
1WAGS - HENSTRIDGE Leslie Lancedene - Service Number 416497 (Grave_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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