Flight Sergeant Edward Anzac DUNLOP

Service No: 420164
Born: Waverley NSW, 25 April 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 October 1941
Unit: No. 434 Squadron (RCAF), RAF Station Tholthorpe, Yorkshire
Died: Air Operations: (No. 434 Squadron Halifax aircraft EB257), Germany, 3 November 1943, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Rheinberg War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles and Ethel Maude Dunlop; husband of Helen Irene Dunlop, of Henley, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Henley NSW
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: NSW Police Chapel War Memorial, Goulburn NSW
Remembered: Municipality of Hunters Hill War Memorial Honour Rolls, Hunters Hill NSW
Remembered: Roll of Honour N.S.W. Police 1939-1945, Surry Hills NSW

At 1630 hours on the night of 3 November 1943, Halifax EB257 took off from Tholthorpe detailed to bomb Dusseldorf, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed near Cologne, Germany. Four of the crew members were killed in the crash and three became Prisoners of War.

The crew members of ED257 were:

Flight Sergeant Edward Anzac Dunlop (420164) (Pilot)
Sergeant Charles Roder Melville Edgar (1822324) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Sergeant J E James (R/255079) (RCAF) (Navigator) PoW
Sergeant N McBride (R/186497) (RCAF) (Mid Upper Gunner) PoW
Sergeant Joseph Edward Owen (1223682) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Leonard Frank Shirley (1385355) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant R H Vance (R/143193) (RCAF) (Air Bomber) PoW


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, 166/10/134
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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