OSBORNE, John Edward

Operation Homberg- Meerbeck oil plant. 158 aircraft (149 Lancasters and 11 Mosquitoes) of which 20 Lancasters were downed, mainly due to night-fighter activity. Reason for Loss Crashed between Keldonk and Erp, Holland.

Last Name
OSBORNE
Given Names
John Edward
Service Number
417877
Date of Birth
25/12/1920
Birth Location
North Kensington S.A
Enlistment Date
18/07/1942
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
17/09/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 30
Intake Date
17/09/1942
Finish Date
03/03/1943
To
3 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
21/07/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
97 SQN UK
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle Netherlands
Date of Death
21/07/1944
Age
23
Cemetery / Memorial
Eindhoven [Woensel] General Cemetery Netherlands
Notes

Operation Homberg- Meerbeck oil plant. 158 aircraft (149 Lancasters and 11 Mosquitoes) of which 20 Lancasters were downed, mainly due to night-fighter activity. Reason for Loss Crashed between Keldonk and Erp, Holland.

Posting on Death
97 Squadron UK
NAA Status
OPEN
1WAGS - OSBORNE John Edward - Service Number 417877 (edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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