Anthony SHANAHAN

SHANAHAN, Anthony

Service Number: 423908
Enlisted: 18 July 1942, Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 158 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Austinmer, Wollongong - New South Wales, Australia, 30 May 1923
Home Town: Austinmer, Wollongong, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

18 Jul 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 423908, Aircrew Training Units, Sydney, NSW
18 Jul 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 423908, Aircrew Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme
30 Mar 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 423908, No. 158 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
31 Mar 1944: Imprisoned Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

Flying Officer Anthony Shanahan was the bomb aimer of Handley Page Halifax LW724, radio call sign NP-S, of No. 158 Squadron RAF during an air raid on Nuremberg on the night of 30 March 1944. Their plane was shot down by a German night fighter and crashed near Herborn-Seelbach. FO Shanahan bailed out and was taken prisoner of war in Germany. The rest of the crew were killed.