Harold Victor LAMB


LAMB, Harold Victor

Service Number: 412150
Enlisted: 22 June 1941, Enlisted at Sydney
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Royal Air Force
Born: Windsor, Victoria, Australia, 1 August 1912
Home Town: St Kilda East, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Sydney Morning Herald - Literary Department
Died: Flying Battle, at sea - Atlantic Ocean off Accra, 17 January 1943, aged 30 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ottawa Memorial, Ontario, Canada
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN 412150
22 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 412150, Enlisted at Sydney
17 Jan 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 412150, Royal Air Force , Battle of the Atlantic - RAN and RAAF Operations

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express (transport derivative of the B-24 Liberator) 41-11708 of USAAF ATC (Royal Air Force Ferry Command) disappeared over the South Atlantic between Accra (Gold Coast, Africa) and Natal (Brazil, South America)

Pilot Officer Smithson 412730 and Sergeant Lamb 412150 were pilots working for RAF Ferry Command; ferrying American built aircraft across the South Atlantic to Africa and were passengers on this flight - their bodies were not recovered and they are commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial in Canada

A total of 13 British and 12 American airmen were lost in this incident including Air Commodore Desmond Herlouin De Burgh AFC RAF

Details from the book: "Ocean Bridge - the History of RAF Ferry Command"