LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant George Byron McLean LUCAS

Service No: 12372
Born: Lismore NSW, 26 July 1907
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 February 1940
Unit: No. 11 Squadron
Died: Illness, Concord NSW, 17 July 1945, Aged 37 Years
Buried: Sydney War Cemetery, Rookwood NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William and Mary Lucas; husband of Marie Ruby Lucas, of Kensington
Roll of Honour: Richmond NSW
Remembered: Panel 100, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Richmond and District Memorial, Richmond NSW

Sergeant Lucas was on the crew of Catalina A24-32 in which Squadron Geoffrey William Coventry (457) was killed on 2 May 1944.

References:

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, 166/25/149
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

Bibliography:

McMillan A. (Andrew) Catalina Dreaming: rescues exciting missions and other stories about the famous Australian flying boats of WWII, Duffy and Snellgrove Potts Point NSW, 2002
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Catalina, Neptune and Orion in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991