Pilot Officer Edward Henry Thomas ALDERSON

Service No: 402838
Born: Rotherhide, England, 21 July 1913
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 November 1940 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 3 Squadron
Died: Air Operations (No. 3 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft EV361), Egypt-Libya border area, 20 October 1942, Aged 29 Years
Buried: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Corporal Henry Alderson (died on Active Service in Belgium, 21 October, 1914) and Ethel Frances Alderson
Roll of Honour: Katoomba NSW
Remembered: Panel 98, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 20 October 1942, Kittyhawk EV361 flown by Pilot Offcer Alderson was one of formation of Kittyhawk aircraft escorting Baltimore bombers to a target in the Fuka area. The formation was attacked by enemy aircraft, and EV361 was not seen during the dog fight. EV361 failed to return to base and it was later learned that Pilot Officer Alderson had been killed.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/87/211

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