Verne Edward COCKROFT


COCKROFT, Verne Edward

Service Number: 425605
Enlisted: 25 April 1942
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, 23 October 1919
Home Town: Greenslopes, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: S.G.H.S. & Buranda State School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Lost on Operations, France, 8 July 1944, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Courgent Communal Cemetery, France
CWGC section - seven graves - the crew of Lancaster LM338 lost 8 Jul 1944
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

25 Apr 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 425605, Aircrew Training Units
8 Jul 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 425605, No. 467 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

Son of Harry David COCKROFT and Emma Andrews ROSS of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.

Bomb Aimer of No. 467 Squadron Lancaster LM338 lost on operations 8 July 1944 over Courgent, France.