Flight Lieutenant Richard Nigel CULLEN DFC

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 39967 (RAF)
Born: Newcastle NSW, 5 June 1917
Enlisted in the RAF: c1937
Unit: No. 80 Squadron (RAF)
Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 80 Squadron Hurricane aircraft V7288), off the Albanian Coast, 4 March 1941, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Tirana Park Memorial Cemetery, Albania
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Horace David and H. Cullen, of Putney, London
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

Fight Lieutenant Cullen flying in Hurricane V7288 was shot down in aerial combat with an Italian Fiat G50 fighter aircraft off the Albanian Coast on 4 March 1941. He was in a force of RAF fighter and bomber aircraft attacking an Italian naval force shelling the Albanian Coast.


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record AWM65 912
RAF Commands Website

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