Service Details
Name:
AUSTIN
Given Name:
FREDERICK HUGH
Initials:
F H
Service No:
710101
Rank:
Sergeant (Air Gnr.)
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Regiment:
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
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Unit:
51 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1943-04-04
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Cause of Death:
Killed in action, Halifax DT686, target Kiel. 577 aircraft, making this the largest raid of the war so far, with the exception of the 1000-bomber raids. 12 aircraft lost. Thick cloud and strong winds in the target area made PFF marking difficult. Decoy fires also drew some bombing. As a result there was little damage caused, crashed NE of Kellinghusen, Germany
Additional
Information:
RAF number: Rhodesia for local enlistments
Commemoration
Country:
Germany
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Locality:
Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein
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Cemetery:
KIEL WAR CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
Coll. grave 5. A. 9-12.

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