Charles Antony (Tony) HARLAND


HARLAND, Charles Antony

Service Number: 404790
Enlisted: 8 November 1940, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 455 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Labassa, Fiji, 3 August 1914
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), Germany, 11 April 1942, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

8 Nov 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 404790, Brisbane, Queensland
11 Apr 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 404790, No. 455 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

Hampden Bomber AE291

Handley-Page Hampden medium bomber AE291

On the 11 Apr 1942 AE291 from 455 Sqn (UB-K) RAAF was lost without trace whilst on a bombing raid to Essen. Post war it was established that all the crew were killed.

Pilot; Fg Off Seth Tilstone Manners 403142 RAAF - Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. C. 17.
Navigator/Bomb Aimer; Fg Off Charles Antony Harland 404790 RAAF- Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. C. 20.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; Sgt Joseph Anthony Larkin 1310060 RAFVR - Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. C. 19.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; Sgt Charles Kay Ormston 1355088 RAFVR- Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. C. 18.

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