Flight Lieutenant Ian Bedford Nesbitt RUSSELL

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 37869 (RAF)
Born: Melbourne VIC, 22 May 1911
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 609 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 609 Squadron Spitfire I aircraft L1058), English Channel, 1 June 1940, Age unavailable
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Francis Arthur and Phyllis Mary Russell
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 6, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

On 1 June 1940, Flight Lieutenant Russell was on patrol and lost during combat with Me110 aircraft over the English Channel.


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Franks, N (Norman L R), Royal Air Force Fighter Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 1 Operational Losses: Aircraft and Crews 1939-1941, Midland Publishing Limited UK, 1997
Newton, Dennis A Few of the Few: Australians and the Battle of Britain, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT 2600, 1990

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