Desmond Frederick HARBERGER


HARBERGER, Desmond Frederick

Service Number: 435448
Enlisted: 17 May 1943
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 2 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Gympie, Queensland, Australia, 19 March 1925
Home Town: Dalby, Western Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Timor Area, 22 September 1944, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dalby War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN 435448
17 May 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 2 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

RAAF Mitchell aircraft A47-3 of Number 2 Squadron was shot down during an attack on Manatuto, Timor and all of the crew were killed.   They are commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located at Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT -

Flying Officer Bernard Alwin Wisniewski 423966 - Son of John and Alvina Wisniewski & Husband of Jean Wisniewski of Coogee, NSW

Flying Officer John Francis Daggett 434341 - Son of Francis Heathube Daggett and Ethel Maud Daggett of Lubeck, Victoria

Flying Officer Allen Wallace Slater 414849 - Son of Wilfrid Leonard and Jeanie Wallace Slater & Husband of Dorothy Jean Slater of Indooroopilly, Queensland

Sergeant Desmond Frederick Harberger 435448 - Son of Frederick Hepencil Harberger and Yolande Hope Harberger of Dalby, Queensland

Flying Officer Murray Scott Millett 426641 - Son of Arthur Stanley Millett and Gertrude Ruth Millett of Lismore, NSW

Flight Sergeant Keith Rutherford Philipson 429669 - Son of Harry Rutherford Philipson and Effie Philipson of Leeton, NSW