Malcolm Robert BURGESS

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BURGESS, Malcolm Robert

Service Number: 423076
Enlisted: 20 June 1942
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 50 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia, 9 June 1922
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Salesman
Died: Flying Battle, Normandy, France, 6 June 1944, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Bayeux War Cemetery, Normandy, France
Plot X, Row A, Grave 6 Roll of Honour Sydney
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 423076
20 Jun 1942: Enlisted Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
20 Jun 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 423076, No. 50 Squadron (RAF)

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Biography

50 Sqadron

Rank Fight Sergeant

Plane was Lancaster FD 874. Target was St Pierre du Mont, Calvados. Plane was shot down after bombing the target. 1 crewman managed to parachute to safety the remaining crew were lost with the plane when they were unable to parachute out in time

Son of Dr. Charles Leslie Burgess and Dulcie Marcelle Burgess, of Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia.

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Pilot Officer Roland Gilbert Ward 422326 & Flight Sergeant Malcolm Robert Burgess 423076 were killed when Lancaster FD874 crashed enroute home from target of St Pierre Du Mont, France