Pilot Officer Raymond Patrick EARL

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 41770 (RAF)
Born: Heddon Greta NSW, 21 October 1916
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 61 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Hemswell, Lincolnshire
Died: Air Operations: (No. 61 Squadron Hampden aircraft P2090), Sweden, 26 September 1940, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Kviberg Cemetery, Sweden
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Clarence Owen and Mary Earl, of Woollahara, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Remembered: Battle of Britain Memorial, Westminster Abbey, London UK

Hampden P2090 took off from Hemswell to attack Kiel, Germany. The aircraft was hit by ant-aircraft fire and subsequently destroyed in a fatal crash landing near Oresund, Sweden.

The crew members of P2090 were:

Pilot Officer Raymond Patrick Earl (41770) (RAF) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer William Duncan Hermon (42708) (RAF) (Observer)
Sergeant Donald Sinclair (744969) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant James Clough Williams (642147) (RAF) (Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Chorley W R Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 1 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1939-1940, Midland Counties Publications Leicester UK, 1992
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A6770 EARL R P; A9300 EARL R P

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