READ, William Neil

Plane was a Lancaster 1 LL882 targeting brick works and railway yards. The plane was attacked by night fighters and shot down over the Dumoulin Brickworks, France.

Last Name
READ
Given Names
William Neil
Service Number
406700
Date of Birth
18/11/1921
Birth Location
Narrogin W.A
Enlistment Date
03/03/1941
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
03/04/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 12
Intake Date
03/04/1941
Finish Date
22/09/1941
To
2BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
11/05/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
51 B HQ
Rank
Flight Lieutenant
Operations
Air ops. From UK target Lille France
Date of Death
11/05/1944
Age
22
Cemetery / Memorial
Wevelgem Communal Cemetery West-Vlaanderen Belgium
Medals
AIr Gunners badge
Notes

Plane was a Lancaster 1 LL882 targeting brick works and railway yards. The plane was attacked by night fighters and shot down over the Dumoulin Brickworks, France.

Posting on Death
51 Base Headquarters 463 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - READ William Neil - Service Number 406700 (edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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