Flight Sergeant Herbert George EDIS

Service No: 413180
Born: Leeton NSW, 30 July 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 August 1941
Unit: No. 101 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Ludford Magna
Died: Air Operations: (No. 101 Squadron Lancaster aircraft JB150), North West Europe, 1 September 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Robert and Elizabeth Caroline Edis, of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Wagga Wagga NSW
Remembered: Panel 192, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Victory Memorial Gardens Cenotaph, Wagga Wagga NSW

Lancaster JB150 took off from Ludford Magna at night on 31 August 1943 to attack Berlin. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it did not return to base. Following post war enquiries and investigations it was recorded in 1950 that the missing crew had no known graves.

The crew members of JB150 were:

Sergeant Cecil Bardill (1587540) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant William Bennett (1028937) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Sergeant Norman Corfield (1510733) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Herbert George Edis (413180) (Pilot)
Sergeant John Findlay (998702) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Geoffrey Haigh (1590382) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant Ronald David Holdaway (1320347) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)


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, 166/11/76
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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