Douglas Buchanan ABERLE


ABERLE, Douglas Buchanan

Service Numbers: W46801, 427631
Enlisted: 2 January 1942
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Fremantle Western Australia , 5 August 1923
Home Town: East Fremantle, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Schooling: Fremantle Boys School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Flying Battle, Germany, 23 November 1943, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

2 Jan 1942: Enlisted Australian Army, SN W46801, 44th Infantry Battalion
16 Aug 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, SN 427631
9 Nov 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 427631, No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Douglas Buchanan ABERLE was born in Fremantle, Western Australia on 5th August, 1923

His parents were Ernest Gottlieb ABERLE & Susan Elizabeth Vera RANKIN who married in Perth, WA in 1922

He first enlisted in the Army on 2nd January, 1942 and then re-enlisted in the RAAF on 16th August, 1942