Pilot Officer Henry Herbert BOLER

Service No: 402103
Born: Kempsey NSW, 2 September 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 May 1940
Unit: No. 11 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No.11 Operational Training Unit Wellington aircraft L4302), Cambridgeshire, 18 April 1941, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Bassingbourn Cum Kneeworth Cemetery, Cambridgeshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Ernest William and May Sarah Boler, of Bexley, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Bexley NSW
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On the night of 17 April 1941 Wellington L4302 took off from the Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire, Satellite Airfield for dual circuit training. At 0215 hours the aircraft was observed to be making an extremely low approach when, suddenly, the nose pitched up and the aircraft stalled and crashed at Abington Pigotts, 4 miles north west of Royston, Cambridgeshire. Both pilots were killed.

The crew members of L4302 were:

Pilot Officer Herbert Henry Boler (402103) (Pilot)
Sergeant Frank Fulford (754070) (RAFVR) (Pilot)


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, 163/24/124

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