Flying Officer Edward Christopher BAGOT

Service No: 416645
Born: Basra, Iraq, 5 January 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 August 1941 (at Adelaide SA)
Unit: No. 156 Squadron (RAF), RAF Warboys, Cambridgeshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 156 Squadron Lancaster aircraft LM344), Germany, 15 January 1944, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Hanover War Cemetery, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edward Daniel Alexander Bagot and Christobel Ballantyne Bagot, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 118, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Lancaster LM344 took off from RAF Warboys at 1646 hours on the night of 14 January 1944, detailed to bomb Brunswick, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed and burst into flames at Watenstedt, 8 kms east south east of Lebenstedt, Germany, and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of LM344 were:

Flying Officer Edward Christopher Bagot (416645) (Pilot)
Sergeant Albert Edward Head (1322062) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Frank Edward Lampin (J/14517) (RCAF) (Navigator)
Sergeant Sidney Frank May (1803334) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Arthur Woodburn Mortimer (1436379) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Sergeant Donald Albert Neal (1850090) (RAF) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Pilot Officer John Frederick Webster (161469) (RAF) (Air Bomber)


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/5/402

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