Raymond George SAUERWALD

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SAUERWALD, Raymond George

Service Number: 417421
Enlisted: 25 April 1942, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 40 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Hindmarsh, South Australia , 26 December 1921
Home Town: Hindmarsh, Charles Sturt, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Employed by Government Printing Office
Died: Flying Battle, near Caracal Romania, 7 May 1944, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Bucharest War Cemetery
Plot 1, Row A, Grave 1 Headstone Inscription "HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR THOSE HE LOVED" Local Roll of Honour- Hindmarsh S.Aust.
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

25 Apr 1942: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 417421
25 Apr 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 417421, No. 40 Squadron (RAAF), Adelaide, SA
7 May 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 417421, No. 40 Squadron (RAF), Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Sydney and Ivy Sauerwald, of Adelaide, South Australia.

Mrs. R. G. Sauerwald, of North terrace, Adelaide, has been notified that her husband, F-Sgt. Raymond George Sauerwald, 22, has been reported missing after a Wellington bomber, of which he was a member of the crew, failed to return to its base from  operation over Bucharest on May 7. Before enlisting in August, 1941, F-Sgt Sauerwald was employed by the Government Printing Office. He played with the Embassy Dance Band and the Hawaiian Club. He left Australia in April, 1943 and served in England, Italy, and the Middle East. He is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. S. Sauerwald, of Carrondown.

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