Greek Entanglement
by Edmund Myers

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Astell
  • FORENAME
William (Bill)
  • UNIT
617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R.
  • RANK
Flight Lieutenant
  • NUMBER
60283
  • DATE OF DEATH
17th May 1943
  • AGE
23
  • GRAVESITE
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery,Germany 21.D.13
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 1920 Manchester
son of Godfrey Grant and Margery Helen Astell,Manchester
RAFVR 1939
20 FTS,Rhodesia 3.11.1940
Pilot Officer 3.11.1940
70 OTU 3.11.1940
148 Squadron 30.1.1941
Flying Officer 3.11.1941
award DFC (14.8.1942)
1654 CU 4.10.1942
Flight Lt 3.11.1942
1485 TT&GF 3.12.1942
57 Squadron 26.1.1943
617 Squadron 25.3.1943
pilot
Lancaster ED864
Op.Chastise (Mohne Dam)
flew into high tension cables and crashed 0015 hours near Marbeck,Germany
 

DATE OF DEATH:

17-May-1943
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