Pilot Officer William George DALCO

Service No: 408026
Born: Hobart TAS, 16 January 1911
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 June 1940
Unit: No. 37 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations (No. 37 Squadron Wellington aircraft L7860), Greece, 29 May 1941, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Rhodes War Cemetery, Greece
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas William and Louise Catherine Dalco, of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Roll of Honour: Hobart TAS
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 29 May 1941 Wellington L7860 was seen shot down over the aerodrome at Skarpanto which is on the island of Skarpanto in the Dodecanese group of islands, Greece. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of L7860 were:

Sergeant Edwin Curle (945617) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer William George Dalco (408026) (Observer)
Sergeant Arthur Edwin Middleton (754437) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Tom Harry Mitchell (967973) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Richard Edward Harrison Nowell (82220) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Denys Douglas Strickland (741321) (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, 163/27/74

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