Warrant Officer Peter Gerald SCHLENCKER

Service No: 405883
Born: Brisbane QLD, 24 March 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 June 1941
Unit: No. 77 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 77 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft A29-824), Manokwari area, 14 October 1944, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Gerald Garfield and Lilian Maud Schlencker, of Indooroopilly, Queensland
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 6, Lae Memorial PNG
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 14 October 1944, Kittyhawk A29-824 flown by Warrant Officer Schlencker took off five minutes after the other three aircraft owing to slight engine trouble. The formation was detailed to carry out a bombing and strafing mission in the Manokwari area, Dutch New Guinea. At about 1445 hours, both No. 2 and No. 4 in the formation heard A29-824 call up on radio saying his aircraft had a glycol leak. About two minutes later both aircraft saw a splash in the sea five miles east of Manokwari. The aircraft failed to return from the mission and later searches found no trace of Warrant Officer Schlencker.


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, 166/37/572; A9845, 167

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