Warrant Officer Sidney George LEE

Service No: 420819
Born: Hamilton NSW, 15 March 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 5 December 1941
Unit: No. 238 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 238 Squadron Spitfire aircraft BS530), Italy, 21 September 1944, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Milan War Cemetery, Italy
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George William and Olive Elvina Lee, of Pelican Flats, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 21 September 1944, Spitfire BS530 was flying with the Squadron Leader Commanding Officer of No. 238 Squadron on a strafing mission over Northern Italy attacking ground objectives. At approximately 1600 hours BS530 failed to pull out of a dive. The Commanding Officer, pulling out of his dive and when flying over the area, saw the remains of the crashed BS530 in which Warrant Officer Lee had been killed.


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, 166/24/552

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