Clifford Alexander VIERITZ

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VIERITZ, Clifford Alexander

Service Number: 434128
Enlisted: 15 October 1942, Brisbane, Qld.
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 622 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 17 August 1924
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Stattmatten, France, North West Europe, 12 September 1944, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Sessenheim Communal Cemetery
Grave 1 Headstone Inscription "HIS DUTY NOBLY DONE" , Sessenheim Communal Cemetery, Sessenheim, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial, Murray Bridge 622 Squadron Honour Board
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 434128
15 Oct 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 434128, No. 622 Squadron (RAF), Brisbane, Qld.
15 Oct 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 434128

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Biography contributed by Daryl Jones

Son of Gustav Adolf and Jessie Millar VIERITZ, of Darra, Queensland, Australia.

Flight Sergeant C. A. Vieritz, who was previously reported missing in air operations, is now presumed to have lost his life. He was a son of the late Corporal G. A. Vieritz, and of Mrs Vieritz, of Darra.

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Lancaster NF965 of Number 622 Squadron RAF was hit by flak and collided in the air with LM512 of Number 625 Squadron RAF with both aircraft crashing near the village of Stattmatten in France - target: Frankfurt, Germany

LM512

RAAF 417807 Flying Officer Cornish (Captain - Pilot)

RAAF 424566 Flight Sergeant Douglas (Wireless Air Gunner)

RAF Flight Sergeant R E L Askie (Navigator)

RAF Sergeant R E Evans (Air Bomber)

RAF Sergeant R G Barker (Mid Upper Gunner)

RAF Sergeant A B O’Connor (Rear Gunner)

RAF Sergeant C H Rose (Flight Engineer)

RAF Pilot Officer D S Tointon (2nd Pilot)

NF965

RAAF 434128 Flight Sergeant Vieritz (Wireless Air Gunner)

RAAF 424417 Flying Officer Jamieson (Navigator)

RAF Sergeant S Minnis (Mid Upper Gunner)

RAF Sergeant D T Forest (Rear Gunner)

RAF Flying Officer G W Owen Captain (Pilot)

RAF Sergeant W A Drewett (Flight Engineer

RAF Flying Officer O J Tofield (Air Bomber) - buried in the Hotton War Cemetery, Belgium

 

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