Milton Keith JURD

JURD, Milton Keith

Service Numbers: 435564, Q130096
Enlisted: 25 February 1942
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Townsville, Queensland, Australia, 29 January 1924
Home Town: Sherwood, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Townsville Grammar School, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Flying Battle, Bayern, Landkreis Traunstein, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany, 16 March 1945, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany
Plot 9. Row A. Grave 3.,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, City of Townsville WW2 HR, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial, Townsville Grammar School Roll of Honour, Townsville Grammar School War Service Honour Roll
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, 435564
25 Feb 1942: Involvement Private, Q130096
25 Feb 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, Q130096, Infantry Training Battalions
25 Feb 1942: Enlisted
14 Jun 1943: Discharged
17 Jun 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 435564
17 Jun 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), 435564
16 Mar 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 435564, No. 460 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Lancaster PB816 of Number 460 Squadron crashed near Spielbach, Germany with only one survivor: Flight Sergeant Alan Webster Halls 429151 who became a POW after baling out.

RAF Sergeant AJ MacDonald along with Flight Sergeant Milton Keith Jurd 435564 / Flight Sergeant James William Prouse 431468 / Flight Sergeant Kenneth William Binder 431194 / Flight Sergeant Morgan James Parry 428877 were all killed outright.

Flying Officer Vernon James Hedley 409303 was shot while evading capture after baling out.  Details of his death are covered in the book "Footprints on the Sands of Time" by Oliver Clutton-Brock