Flying Officer George Bruce CLEMENT

Service No: 403687
Born: Hurstville NSW, 22 October 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 2 March 1941
Unit: No. 156 Squadron (RAF), RAF Warboys, Cambridgeshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 156 Squadron Lancaster aircraft ED990), Germany, 7 September 1943, Aged 21Years
Buried: Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George and Mary Doris Clement, of Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Hurstville NSW
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Hurstville War Memorial, Hurstville NSW

Lancaster ED990 took off from RAF Warboys at 1949 hours on the night of 6/7th September 1943, detailed to bomb Munich, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. Later it was determined that all the crew had lost their lives.

The crew members of ED990 were:

Flying Officer George Bruce Clement (403687) (Air Bomber)
Pilot Officer Desmond De Burgh Curtis DFC (402789) (Navigator)
Pilot Officer Jack Fletcher DFM (156598) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Pilot Officer John Russell Hurst (156781) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Lieutenant Alan Montgomery Lutz DFC (406532) (Pilot)
Sergeant Kenneth Pearson DFM (1110204) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant William Simpson (1017292) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/7/193
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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