Eric Alan BOCK


BOCK, Eric Alan

Service Number: 423214
Enlisted: 20 June 1942
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 625 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Cooks Hill, Newcastle West - New South Wales, Australia, 29 October 1922
Home Town: Cooks Hill, Newcastle West, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft shot down on Night Bombing Raid, Hollenstein, Germany, 13 August 1944, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany
Coll. grave 26. C. 6-9.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

20 Jun 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 423214, Aircrew Training Units
13 Aug 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 423214, No. 625 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

Eric Alan Brock was born in Cook's Hill, a suburb of NEwcastle in New South wales, in 1922.

Enlisting in the RAAF in June 1942, Flt Sgt Allan BOCK trained as a Navigator under the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) in Canada and England, and was posted to 625 Squadron RAF operating Lancaster bombers.

On the night of 12/13 August 1944, Flt Sgt BOCK's Lancaster, serial number ME733, radio call sign CF-Z, was shot down and crashed at Hollenstein, Germany after an operational sortie over Brunswick. He was killed alongside six other crew members, aged 21 yo.