Flying Officer William Colin Clifford EDMENDS

Service No: 401425
Born: Brunswick VIC, 29 August 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 February 1941
Unit: No. 260 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 260 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft FR387), Italy, 20 December 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Bari War Cemetery, Italy
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William and Lily Emily Edmends; husband of Dorothy June Edmends, of East Coburg, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Coburg VIC
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 20 December 1943 No. 260 Squadron was briefed to carry out an armed reconnaissance of roads north of Guaedelorele and attack enemy concentrations of transports. The formation was airborne at 1120 hours at Meleni. At approximately 1200 hours while flying over the target area Edmends reported over the wireless he was returning to base as he was having engine trouble. Shortly after leaving the formation his Squadron Leader tried to contact him without result.


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, 166/11/100

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