Flight Lieutenant Douglas William Dorey GUEST

Service No: 410328
Born: Geelong VIC, 1 January 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 December 1941
Unit: No. 181 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 181 Squadron Typhoon aircraft JP672), Germany, 13 February 1945, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Rachel Dorey Guest, of Geelong West, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Geelong VIC
Remembered: Panel 123, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 13 February 1945 Typhoon JP672 took off detailed to carry out a long range reconnaissance and attack targets in the Dulmon-Hexter-Meschede-Dulmon area. JP672 was flying as Blue 1, and the section was led down to attack an engine advancing on a branch line approximately 4 to 5 miles west of Meschede, Germany. No anti-aircraft fire was experienced and on its second attack, JP672 was seen to strike a high a tension cable and burst into flames, crashing at Wennemen in a nearby field 2.5 miles west of Meschede.


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, 166/16/549

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