Sergeant Eric Henry SCHRADER

Service No: 400135
Born: Melbourne VIC, 9 October 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 23 June 1940
Unit: No. 452 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 452 Squadron Spitfire aircraft AD242), off the French Coast, 6 November 1941, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Heinrich Christian and Violette Beatrice Schrader, of South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 63, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 105, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On the 6 November 1941, Spitfire AD242 flown by Sergeant Schrader was flying with other Squadron aircraft as cover for three Tomahawks, when the formation was attacked by Me109s. AD242 was apparently hit as it dived vertically into the sea about 10 miles off Cape Gris Nez, France and Sergeant Schrader was lost. Sergeant Bernard Malcolm Geissman (404334) was also lost during this action.


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, 163/160/126

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