Flying Officer George Allen COMER

Service No: 432125
Born: Wollongong NSW, 5 June 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 5 December 1942
Unit: No. 138 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Tempsford
Died: Air Operations (No. 138 Squadron Stirling aircraft LK283), North West Europe, 31 December 1944, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Sydney Augustus George Comer, and of Pearl Elizabeth Comer, of Dapto, New South Wales, Australia. B.Sc., Hons. (Sydney)
Roll of Honour: Dapto NSW
Remembered: Panel 257, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: University of Sydney World War II Roll of Honour, Camperdown NSW

At 2114 hours on 30 December 1944 Stirling LK283 took off from Tempsford with a number of other aircraft from No. 138 Squadron on a special mission. The aircraft was detailed to drop containers and supplies in Norway, 5 kms south of Beinseter which is 12kms east of Flaa. After take off, no signal of any sort was received from the aircraft and no indication of what happened as the aircraft did not return to base. It was assumed that the aircraft and crew members were lost at sea.

The crew members of LK283 were:

Flying Officer George Allen Comer (432125) (Navigator)
Warrant Officer George Harris (1485057) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Geoffrey Harrison (2205992) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant Derek Allen Kenningham (1805144) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator/Air)
Flight Lieutenant Raymond McGregor (412709) (RNZAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant David James Perkins (1896164) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Richard Edward Ward (1898016) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)


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, 166/8/793
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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