Pilot Officer Raymond Baudoin DE PIERRES

Service No: 415861
Born: Northam WA, 30 August 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 March 1942
Unit: No. 31 Squadron, Coomalie Creek NT
Died: Air Operations: (No. 31 Squadron Beaufighter aircraft A19-17) Celebes, 19 October 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Vicomte Guillaume Charles Baptiste de Pierres and Vicomtesse de Pierres, of Wyalkatchem, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Column 9, Ambon Memorial, Indonesia
Remembered: Panel 102, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Flying Officer Francis Herbert Cridland (413534), Pilot, and Pilot Officer Raymond Baudoin De Pierres (415861), Navigator, were shot down and killed by anti-aircraft fire while flying near Trangan in the Aru Islands on 19 October 1943.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 241


Parnell, N.M. (Neville M.) Whispering Death: A history of the RAAF’s Beaufighter Squadrons, AH & AW Reed Terry Hills NSW, 1980
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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