George Murray BARTSCH

BARTSCH, George Murray

Service Number: 39549
Enlisted: 10 June 1941
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Port Pirie, South Australia, 7 February 1921
Home Town: Solomontown, Port Pirie, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mechanic
Died: KIlled by a Land Mine, Middle East, 19 December 1942, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya
Benghazi War Cemetery, Benghazi province, Libya
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane No 3 Squadron Roll of Honour, City of Port Pirie WW2 Memorial Gates
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World War 2 Service

10 Jun 1941: Involvement 39549, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
10 Jun 1941: Enlisted Adelaide
10 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), 39549, Adelaide, South Australia
10 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, 39549
19 Dec 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, 39549, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF), Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre

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Biography contributed by Wayne Eberhard

Son of Johann Gottleib BARTSCH and Daisy ne EDWARDS

"39549 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) George Bartsch, 3 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force. LAC Bartsch from Solomontown, South Australia, enlisted in Adelaide on 10 June 1941. On 18 December 1942, on the airfield at Marble Arch, El Agheila, Libya, several airmen set off to load petrol. An "S" mine was detonated and five men, including LAC Bartsch, were killed and two others were badly wounded. LAC Bartsch died of wounds in hospital on 19 December 1942, age 21." - SOURCE (