Pilot Officer Geoffrey Ernest RENDLE

Service No: 410092
Born: Bradford, England, 1 August 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 November 1941 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 181 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident: (No. 181 Squadron Typhoon aircraft JG244), off the Isle of Wight, 7 June 1944, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Parkhurst Military Cemetery, Newport, Isle of Wight
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Frances Rendle, of West Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Geelong VIC
Remembered: Panel 129, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0640 hours on 7 June 1944 Typhoon JG244 flown by Pilot Officer Rendle took off detailed to carry out an armed reconnaissance. As a result of engine failure, the Pilot baled out at 1,500 feet and the aircraft crashed at 0700 hours 30 miles south of the Needles, Isle of Wight. Pilot Officer Rendle’s body was recovered by a Walrus aircraft 45 minutes later.


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, 166/35/292

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