Morris Ambrose BELLERT

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BELLERT, Morris Ambrose

Service Number: 404001
Enlisted: 26 April 1940
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 82 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 14 November 1916
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Civil Aviation Pilot
Died: Flying Battle, Dutch New Guinea, Netherlands East Indies, 18 October 1944, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
No known grave for 55 years, Lae War Cemetery, Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 404001
26 Apr 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force
26 Apr 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 404001, No. 82 Squadron (RAAF)
18 Oct 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 404001, No. 82 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SW Pacific 1941-45

Missing in Air Operations

Flying-Offlcer Morris A. Bellert, husband of Mrs. Bellert (nee Rale Lawson, Casino), and son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Bellert, Blrkdale, Brisbane, missing in air operations in
South-west Pacific. Before the war he was a civil aviation pilot.

The Courier Mail Monday 26 February 1945 page 5

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Morris Ambrose BELLERT was born in Brisbane, Queensland on 4th November, 1916

His parents were Richard Albert Julius BELLERT & Mary Jane CRONAU who married in Queensland on 30th May, 1910

He married Nea Raie LAWSON in NSW in 1941 (registered in Casino) - one son Allan

Morris had no known grave when he died and his remains were finally buried in Lae Cemetery 55 years after his death

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flying Officer Bellert 404001 of 82SQN RAAF was killed when Kittyhawk A29-641 crashed at Manokwari, Dutch New Guinea