Flight Sergeant Colin Albert FLEISCHFRESSER

Service No: 425293
Born: Ipswich QLD, 8 April 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 February 1942
Unit: No. 7 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Oakington
Died: Air Operations: (No. 7 Squadron Lancaster III aircraft JA929), Germany, 4 September 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert Wilhelm and Pauline Fleischfresser, of Harrisville Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Harrisville QLD
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2013 hours on 4 September 1943, Lancaster JA929 took off from Oakington to bomb Berlin. The aircraft was lost and all the crew members were killed. Flight Sergeant Fleischfresser’s body was recovered but the remainder of the crew is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

The crew members of JA929 were:

Flying Officer Frederick Timothy Brosnahan (421669) (RNZAF) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant William Burnell (540272) (RAF) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant George Switzer Dougherty (403620) (RNZAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Bernard Frederick Edge (417275) (RNZAF) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Colin Albert Fleischfresser (425293) (Air Gunner)
Warrant Officer Thomas Harold Hatchard (403525) (RNZAF) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Lewis Alfred Squire (417244) (RNZAF) (Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Chorley W R, Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 4 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1943, Midland Counties Publications UK, 1996
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/13/118

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