Leading Aircraftman Donald Sydney GUERIN

Service No: 140855
Born: Aldinga SA, 15 July 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 July 1943
Unit: No. 23 Squadron, Balikpapan
Died: Ground Incident: Balikpapan, Balikpapan, 31 July 1945, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Sydney and Elma Uneata Guerin, of Brighton, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Brighton SA
Remembered: Panel 101, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 31 July 1945 Leading Aircraftman Guerin, a Flight Mechanic, died of wounds at 12105Z hours. He was accidentally shot by a sentry on duty while working at No. 82 Wing stores dump about 15 kms north of Balikpapan. He was at the dump to unload Army vehicles transporting equipment from the wharf.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/16/730


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Boston, Mitchell and Liberator in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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