Edgar Bruce EDWARDS

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EDWARDS, Edgar Bruce

Service Number: 441313
Enlisted: 3 July 1943
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 42 Squadron RAAF
Born: Wagin, Western Australia , 29 May 1925
Home Town: Piesseville, Wagin, Western Australia
Schooling: Piesseville State School - Narrogin School of Agriculture, Western Australia
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Accidental manouvering for a landing, between Melville Bay and Manila Phillipines, 11 October 1945, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Wagin War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 441313
3 Jul 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 441313, 5 Initial Training School
3 Jul 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 441313
3 Jul 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 441313
15 Aug 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 441313, No. 35 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SE Asia 1941-45
21 Apr 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 441313, No. 11 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SE Asia 1941-45
20 Sep 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 441313, No. 42 Squadron RAAF, Air War SE Asia 1941-45
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 441313

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Biography contributed by Graham Padget

Flight Sergeant Edgar Bruce Edwards was the son of Bruce Charles Theodore and Sarah Elizabeth Edwards, of Piesseville Wagin, Western Australia.

Fsgt Edwards was the Wireless Operator Air Gunner on a 42 Squadron Catalina A24-365 which was on a non-operational flight between Melville Bay and Manila in the Philippines to collect Prisoners of War. The aircraft is believed to have stalled and crashed at about 0300 hours during manoeuvring for landing. 

(Compiled and edited from various WW2 commentaries)

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