Flight Lieutenant Andrew Francis Atterbury OSBORN DFC

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 73033 (RAF)
Born: Adelaide SA, 1916
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 75 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Mildenhall
Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Died: Air Operations (No. 75 Squadron Wellington aircraft BJ708), Germany, 28 August 1942, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Hanover War Cemetery, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Professor T. G. B. Osborn and May Osborn; husband of Marjorie May Atterbury Osborn, of Paddington, London
Roll of Honour: Unknown

On the night of 27 August 1942, Wellington BJ708 took off from Mildenhall to attack Kassel, Germany. The aircraft crashed at Melsungen, 21 kms south west of Kassel and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of BJ708 were:

Pilot Officer Errol Thomas Paterson Dalzell (411376) (RNZAF) (Observer)
Sergeant Denis Patrick Hogan (412331) (RNZAF) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Roderick McGregor (1100964) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Lieutenant Andrew Francis Atterbury Osborn DFC (73033) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Victor Arthur Tunbridge (411788) (RNZAF) (Air Gunner)


Chorley W R, Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 3 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1942, Midland Counties Publications UK, 1994
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record AWM65, 4045

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