Richard Power CANTWELL


CANTWELL, Richard Power

Service Number: 424964
Enlisted: 10 October 1942
Last Rank: Warrant Officer
Last Unit: No. 582 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia, 29 April 1924
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Cleveland Street Primary & Crown St Commercial schools, Sydney
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Flying Battle, North West Europe, 15 March 1945, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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World War 2 Service

10 Oct 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Warrant Officer, SN 424964
15 Mar 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Warrant Officer, SN 424964, No. 582 Squadron (RAF)

Richard Cantwell

Richard was the son of Louisa May and Richard Cantwell ( divorced).
He was flying with the RAF on his 43 Rd mission when his plane disappeared over Hagen.Itwas to be his last mission before returning to Australia.He was 20 years old and the half brother of Charles and John Power Cantwell.

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Richard Power CANTWELL was born in Vaucluse, Sydney on 29th April, 1924

His parents were Richard James CANTWELL & Louise May JAGER