Donovan Gerhard BOEHM


BOEHM, Donovan Gerhard

Service Number: 39453
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: Royal Air Force
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 1913
Home Town: Westbourne Park (Cottonville), Mitcham, South Australia
Schooling: Adelaide Technical High School, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Salesman
Died: Flying Accident, Kiphissia, Athens, Greece, 1 April 1941
Cemetery: Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
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Memorials: Adelaide Technical High School Old Scholars WW2 Honour Roll, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Royal Air Force (WW2), Flight Lieutenant, SN 39453, Royal Air Force

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of August Wilhelm and Evelyn Charlotte Corali Boehm (of Adelaide, South Australia) - there is a memorial to FLTLT Boehm on the family gravesite in Mitcham General Cemetery, Adelaide


Husband of Margaret Boehm of Littlehampton, Sussex, England



Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) Donovan Gerhard Boehm graduated as a pilot from Point Cook in 1937 and was transferred from the RAAF to the RAF on a short-term commission (RAF Service Number 39453)


Died in the accidental crash of RAF 84 Squadron Blenheim IV T2382 with his crew (Sgt KG Lee and LAC H Jackson) at Kiphissia (Kifisia), Greece