Pilot Officer Harold David CHRISTIAN

Service No: 400779
Born: South Yarra VIC, 27 February 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 November 1940
Unit: No. 111 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 111 Squadron Spitfire aircraft ER605), Tunisia, 22 December 1942, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry James Christian and Irene Martha Medwin Christian, of Brighton, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Spitfire HR 605 while carrying out an operational sweep on 22 December 1942 was shot down by Allied anti-aircraft gunners at Souk el Ehemis, Tunisia. Pilot Officer Christian was injured in the crash but died at 0912 hours that same day during emergency surgery.


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, 163/25/221

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