Douglas George BARRETT


BARRETT, Douglas George

Service Numbers: 417275, 417265
Enlisted: 28 February 1942
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 463 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Wisanger, Kangaroo Island, SA, 7 October 1917
Home Town: Tarlee, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Air Combat Operations NW Europe, North West Europe, 27 January 1944, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial, Riverton & District War Memorial Pool Memorial and Flagpole, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial, Tarlee & District Honour Roll WW2
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World War 2 Service

28 Feb 1942: Involvement Leading Aircraftman, SN 417275, Aircrew Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme
28 Feb 1942: Enlisted Aircraftman, SN 417275, Adelaide
28 Feb 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 417275
27 Jan 1944: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 417265, No. 463 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45


Douglas George BARRETT was engaged to Gwenyth (Gwen) Ella MOLINEUX in 1942.

Douglas was a radio-operator gunner in Lancaster bombers in WWII. He had finished his tour of duty and was to return home, when called to one last flight from which he did not return. Gwenyth found this difficult to accept and did not marry.

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Douglas was born in Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  His family departed when he was 1 year old moving to the Clare & Gilbert Valley. 

The family lived near Riverton where he enlisted in the RAAF.