Pilot Officer Bruce Johnston McCLELLAND

Service No: 402165
Born: Rockdale, 25 October 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 24 June 1940
Unit: No. 213 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 213 Squadron Hurricane aircraft BP462), Egypt-Libya border area, 9 October 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Victor Leo and Dorcas Annie Jane McClelland, of Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Wollongong NSW
Remembered: Panel 126, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Hurstville War Memorial, Hurstville NSW
Remembered: M.W.S. and D.B. (Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board) 1939-1945, Sydney NSW

On 9 October 1942 Hurricane BP462 set out on a ground strafing raid behind enemy lines. The aircraft crashed behind enemy lines and Pilot Officer McClelland was killed. It was assumed that the aircraft had been hit by the intense anti-aircraft fire encountered.


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, 163/47/155
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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