Sergeant Bruce Paul DUNSTAN

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 1256932
Born: Chelsea VIC, 1 September 1920
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 41 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Westhampnett, West Sussex
Died: Air Operations: (No. 41 Squadron Spitfire Vb aircraft W3565), English Channel area, 12 February 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Horace John Dunstan, and of Helene Josephine Dunstan, of Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 82, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

Sergeant Dunstan in Spitfire W3565 was lost in combat over the English Channel on 12 February 1942 during Operation Fuller, a major operation to attack the three German capital ships – Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen – that were sailing from Brest, France, through the English Channel.


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Franks, Norman L R Royal Air Force Fighter Command Losses of the Second World war Volume 2 Operational Losses: Aircraft and Crews 1942-1943, Midland Publishing Leicester UK, 1998


Herington, J. (John) (406545) Air War Against Germany and Italy 1939-1943, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1954

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