Sergeant Lionel Leslie HALL

Service No: 53477
Born: Geelong VIC, 15 January 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 April 1942
Unit: No. 10 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Melbourne, Yorkshire
Died: Air Operations: (No. 10 Squadron Halifax aircraft MZ948), Germany, 5 March 1945, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frank William and Ivy Hall, of East Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 123, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1708 hours on 5 March 1945, Halifax MZ948 took off from Melbourne to attack Chemnitz, Germany. The aircraft was lost with five crew members killed and three taken as Prisoners of War.

The crew members of MZ948 were:

Pilot Officer Robert Edward Davenport (191980) (RAFVR)
Flight Sergeant Fred Fearnley (1594868) (RAFVR)
Flight Sergeant R C Fowler (1369742) (RAFVR) PoW
Sergeant Lionel Leslie Hall (53477) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant S Hodgson (1594027) (RAFVR) PoW
Flight Lieutenant F D Moss (199566) (RAFVR) (Pilot) PoW
Sergeant Harold William Tasker (1890136) (RAFVR)
Warrant Officer II Lindsay Wilkie Webster (R/151294) (RCAF)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Chorley W R, Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 6 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1945, Midland Counties Publications UK, 1998
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/17/1071

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