Grant Charles SENGER


SENGER, Grant Charles

Service Number: 418185
Enlisted: 25 April 1942, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Royal Canadian Airforce Training Units
Born: Warrnambool, Victoria, 14 November 1911
Home Town: Moonee Ponds, Moonee Valley, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bank clerk
Died: Accidental (training air crash), Canada, 4 June 1943, aged 31 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lost Airmen of the Empire, Patricia Bay, Canada, Ottawa Memorial, Ontario, Canada
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World War 2 Service

25 Apr 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 418185, Melbourne, Victoria
4 Jun 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 418185, Royal Canadian Airforce Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Hampden AN100 hit water near Grays Harbor, Washington, USA - (Information sourced by Doug Rollins)

"...the Hampden Bomber had a known design flaw - the twin rudders were too small and if the pilot tried to bank at slow speed it would “yaw”, slide sideways and often not recover." - Peter Brand

Other Crew members who perished in that accident;

422214 Sgt. George Webb MADDRELL (/explore/people/637359) - RAAF of Burwood, New South Wales

1395495 Sgt. Jack RALPH - RAF of Ton-Pentre, Wales

961519 Sgt. William Frederick BARKER - RAF of Little Clacton, Essex