Flight Sergeant Leslie Glenister THURLING

Service No: 418727
Born: Benalla VIC, 14 March 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 June 1942
Unit: No. 75 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 75 Operational Training Unit Baltimore aircraft AB183), Egypt, 5 September 1944, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Herbert William and Ada Thurling; husband of Bertha Alice Thurling, of East St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Wangaratta VIC
Remembered: Panel 131, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 5 September 1944, Baltimore AB183 took off from RAF Gianaclis on a day training flight and crashed at 0855 hours at Burg-el-Arab, Egypt. All on board were killed.

The crew members of AB183 were:

Flight Sergeant Christopher Joseph Deutscher (418644) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Warrant Officer Ernest Ronald Gadsden (418745) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Leslie Glenister Thurling (418727) (Observer)
Flight Sergeant Raymond Wolfe Tuck (424340) (Pilot)


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, 166/39/351

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