Pilot Officer Eena Norman DEVINE

Service No: 426556
Born: Toowoomba QLD, 1 April 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 July 1942
Unit: No. 622 Squadron (RAF), RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk
Died: Air Operations: (No. 622 Squadron Lancaster aircraft IM 511), North Sea, 12 September 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Norman Eena Leslie and Anne Catherine Margaret Olive Devine, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Muttaburra QLD
Remembered: Panel 258, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Lancaster IM 511 of 622 Squadron took off from RAF Station Mildenhall at 1932 hours on night of 11 September 1944, to lay mines in enemy waters off Rostock, Germany. Nothing further was heard of the aircraft or crew after take off. In a 1949 report it was concluded that aircraft and crew were all lost at sea.

The crew members of IM 511 were:

Sergeant John Beaumont Bell (1564498) (RAFVR)
Flight Sergeant Maxwell Bibra Blaubaum (428038) (Navigator/Bomb Aimer)
Sergeant Ronald Burton (1591487) (RAFVR)
Sergeant John James Coyle (1900036) (RAFVR)
Pilot Officer Eena Norman Devine (426556) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant George Robert Ferguson (429544) (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)
Sergeant Robert Charles Mawbey Meyer (1896033) (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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/9/398

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