Russell Lloyd CUMBERLAND

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CUMBERLAND, Russell Lloyd

Service Number: 403644
Enlisted: 3 February 1941
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 50 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, 27 September 1917
Home Town: Goulburn, Goulburn Mulwaree, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, off the coast of France - target Milan, Italy, 24 October 1942, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Bayeux War Cemetery, Normandy, France
XXVIII. J. 11.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN 403644
3 Feb 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, Aircrew Training Units
3 Feb 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 403644, No. 50 Squadron (RAF)
3 Feb 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 403644, No. 50 Squadron (RAF)
24 Oct 1942: Involvement Sergeant, No. 50 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 403644, No. 50 Squadron (RAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Arthur and Alice Rubina Cumberland of Goulburn, NSW

Lancaster R5691 of 50SQN RAF was shot down off the coast of France near Meuvaines, Caen after take-off on a daylight bombing mission, target Milan, Italy

Sergeant Cumberland 403644 RAAF & Sergeant Philpot 403532 RAAF were buried in Bayeux Cemetery after their bodies washed ashore.  The body of Sergeant Gregg 404420 RAAF was not recovered and he is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial