Flight Lieutenant Donovan Gerhard BOEHM

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 39453 (RAF)
Born: Torrens Park SA, 11 September 1915
Enlisted in the RAF: 1937
Unit: No. 84 Squadron (RAF), Heraklion, Crete
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 84 Squadron Blenheim aircraft T2382), Kiphissia, Greece, 1 April 1941, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Phaleron War Cemetery, Greece
CWGC Additional Information: Son of August Wilhelm and Evelyn Charlotte Corali Boehm; husband of Margaret Boehm, of Littlehampton, Sussex
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel Supplementary 12, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Flight Lieutenant Boehm was an Australian Cadet trained for the RAF who embarked for the UK on 7 January 1937.

On 1 April 1941, Blenheim T2382 crashed at Kiphissia, north east of Athens, and the crew of three was killed.

The crew members of T2382 were:

Flight Lieutenant Donovan Gerhard Boehm (39453) (RAF) (Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Harry Jackson (968607) (RAFVR)
Sergeant Kenneth George Lee (642748) (RAF)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Gunby D (David) and Pelham Temple, Royal Air Force Bomber Losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean, Volume 1 1939-1942, Midland Publishing UK, 2006
Newton, Dennis A Few of the Few: Australians and the Battle of Britain, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT 2600, 1990

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