Flight Sergeant Frederick Oliver BOOTH

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 56364 (RAF)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 578 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Burn
Died: Air Operations: (No. 578 Squadron Halifax III aircraft NA501), Germany, 22 December 1944, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Rheinberg War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harry and Annie Gallie Booth, of Malvern, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown

Halifax NA501 took off from Burn at 1505 hours to attack Bingen, Germany. The aircraft was homebound at 15,000 feet when intercepted by a Ju 88 and shot down at Bengel north of the Mosel River and some 9 km west south west of Zell (Mosel).

The crew members of NA501 were:

Flight Sergeant Frederick Oliver Booth (56364) (RAF) (Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer N E Donmall (187082) (RAFVR) Evaded Capture
Flight Sergeant E R Gotham (1583724) (RAFVR) PoW
Sergeant George Henry Ryley Kelly (1588762) (RAFVR) PoW
Sergeant John McClafferty (1825703) (RAFVR) PoW
Flight Sergeant Gerald Parkes (1817340) (RAFVR) (Mid-under Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Gordon Stewart (937440) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Flying Officer George S Watson (152443) (RAFVR) (Pilot) PoW


Chorley W R, Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War – Volume 5 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1944, Midland Counties Publications, 1997
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records

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