Flight Sergeant Frederick William George LIMBRICK

Service No: 408725
Born: Kyneton VIC, 27 October 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 May 1941
Unit: No. 106 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Syerston
Died: Air Operations: (No. 106 Squadron Lancaster aircraft W4156), Germany, 9 April 1943, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Limbrick, of Springvale, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2111 hours on the night of 8 April 1943 Lancaster W4156 took off from Syerston detailed to bomb Duisberg, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed at Bislick, near the border of the Netherlands and about 56 miles north west of Cologne on 9 April 1943. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of W4156 were:

Sergeant Sidney Cordery (570212) (RAF) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Wilfred Gerald Harvey (1314276) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Sergeant Leslie James Hemus (1232887) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Pilot Officer John Lawrence Irvine (144005) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Frederick William George Limbrick (408725) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Francis Andrew Smith (1380953) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Lawrence James Tate (1575776) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)


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, 166/24/63

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