William Everard (Willie) NICHTERLEIN

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NICHTERLEIN, William Everard

Service Number: 416104
Enlisted: 29 March 1941, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 452 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Hamilton, Victoria, 14 February 1920
Home Town: Hamilton, Southern Grampians, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Industrial chemistry student
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), Off Darwin, Northern Territory, 20 June 1943, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Adelaide River Memorial to the Missing
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

29 Mar 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 416104, Adelaide, South Australia
30 Mar 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 416104
20 Jun 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 416104, No. 452 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SW Pacific 1941-45

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

William Everard NICHTERLEIN was born on 14th February, 1920 in Hamilton, Victoria

His parents were Otto Sylvius NICHTERLEIN and Marie Helene PAECH

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His sister Dora Elizabeth NICHTERLEIN served in WW2 (SN SX23893) and was discharged in 1949 (RAANS)

His brother Edwin Sylvius NICHTERLINE also served in WW2 (SN 407814) and was discharged in 1945 (RAAF)

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of the Reverend Otto Sylvius Nichterlein and Marie Helene Nichterlein of Glen Osmond, South Australia

Pilot Officer Nichterlein 416104 was killed in the loss of Spitfire EE607 into the sea off Adam Bay, Van Diemen Gulf