Sergeant Ernest Robert William CURRIE

Service No: 207702
Born: Bromsgrove, England, 2 November 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 February 1939 (at RAAF Station Richmond NSW)
Unit: No. 55 Squadron (RAF) (shown as No. 3 Squadron on some Casualty File documents)
Died: Air Operations (No. 55 Squadron (RAF) Blenheim aircraft T2240), Libya, 2 February 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Currie, and of Agnes Currie, of Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Lidcombe NSW
Remembered: Column 245, Alamein Memorial, Egypt
Remembered: Panel 98, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On the 2 February 1941, Blenheim T2240 took off from Capuzzo to bomb Italian forces escaping from Marawah, Libya. The aircraft was shot down by ground fire crashed and the three crew members were killed.

The crew members of T2240 were:

Pilot Officer Peter Gerhard Blignaut (84988) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Ernest Robert William Currie (207702) (Radio Operator)
Sergeant Harold Redvers Rundle (529576) (Observer) (RAFVR)


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
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
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 53/1/877

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