Flying Officer David Eustace GENDERS

Service No: 437919
Born: Mount Gambier SA, 16 May 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 November 1943
Unit: No. 22 Squadron
Died: Prisoner of War (from the loss of No. 22 Squadron Beaufighter aircraft A8-135 on 27 February 1945), Sulawesi, 10 May 1945, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Stanley Charles and Millicent Roslyn Genders, of Nailsworth, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Column 8, Ambon Memorial, Indonesia
Remembered: Panel 101, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 27 February 1945, Beaufighter A8-135 failed to pull out from a dive bomb attack on a bridge at Lake Lymboto, Northern Celebes, and was destroyed on impact. The crew members were:

Flying Officer David Eustace Genders (437919) (Navigator), PoW, Died: 10 May1945
Squadron Leader Jack Holloway (2631) (Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
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, 166/15/431


Parnell, N.M. (Neville M.) Whispering Death: A history of the RAAF’s Beaufighter Squadrons, AH & AW Reed Terry Hills NSW, 1980
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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