Service Details
Name:
AUSTIN
Given Name:
DEREK KNIGHT
Initials:
D K
Service No:
206264V
Rank:
Air Sergeant
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Regiment:
South African Air Force
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Unit:
34 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1945-03-02
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Date of Death 2:
1945-03-03
Date of Birth:
1923-03-18
Age:
21
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, 8 crew (2 RAFVR), disappeared without trace while on a bombing raid on the marshalling yards at Porta Vescovo, in Verona East, in Liberator B24J Mk VI #EW207. MRES searched the area south of Verona after the war, without success. The presumed grave is stated as "Lake Comacchio" in the SAAF death register.
Additional
Information:
Son of Bernard Louis and Henrietta "Peggy" (nee Taylor) Austin, of Queenstown, Cape Province, South Africa.
Commemoration
Country:
Malta
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Cemetery:
MALTA MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Panel 19, Column 2.

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