Service Details
Name:
ATTWELL
Given Name:
NEVILLE HAMILTON
Initials:
N H
Service No:
542643V
Rank:
Warrant Officer Class II
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Regiment:
South African Air Force
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Unit:
26 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1944-10-03
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Age:
19
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, missing on patrol, in Vickers Wellington Mk XI #HZ522. Scrambled to go to the assistance of a Sunderland flying boat that had sent out a distress signal. No one knows what happened but towards evening another Sunderland spotted burning wreckage on the surface of the sea far away from where the crews of the originally missing Sunderland were eventually picked up by the hospital ship "Chantilly". The Wellington and its crew were officially posted 'missing'. After a few hours the posting was reclassified to 'presumed dead'. Subsequent searches found no trace of the missing Wellington or its 6 crew.
Additional
Information:
Son of Leslie W. and Alma A. Attwell, of Maraisburg, Transvaal, South Africa.
Commemoration
Country:
Malta
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Cemetery:
MALTA MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Panel 17, Column 2.

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