BEARD, Robert

Plane was a Halifax MZ283 which took off from Driffield to bomb the railway junction at Juvisy, France. Flt/Sgt Beard was the rear gunner, one of five Australians in the crew of six. The plane crashed at Illeville-sur-Montford, France killing all on board.

Last Name
BEARD
Given Names
Robert
Service Number
29888
Date of Birth
28/07/1921
Birth Location
Toodyay W.A
Enlistment Date
12/02/1941
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
04/02/1943
Course Details
WAGS Course 36
Intake Date
04/03/1943
Kill or Discharge Date
08/06/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
466 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle France target Juvisy France
Date of Death
08/06/1944
Age
23
Cemetery / Memorial
Illeville-Sur-Montfort Churchyard France
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-45 Star France/Germany Star Defence medal 1939-45 War medal
Notes

Plane was a Halifax MZ283 which took off from Driffield to bomb the railway junction at Juvisy, France. Flt/Sgt Beard was the rear gunner, one of five Australians in the crew of six. The plane crashed at Illeville-sur-Montford, France killing all on board.

Posting on Death
466 Squadron
NAA Status
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1WAGS - BEARD Robert - Service Number 29888  (laque_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

UBC Web DesignAustralian War MemorialCity of BallaratNational Archives of AustraliaRSL Virtual War MemorialDepartment of Veterans+39 Affairs