Sergeant Wallace Eugene LODGE

Service No: 407868
Born: Adelaide SA, 9 May 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 February 1941
Unit: No. 207 Squadron (RAF), RAF Langar, Nottinghamshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 207 Squadron Lancaster aircraft R5570), Italy, 8 December 1942, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Milan War Cemetery, Italy
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Evie and Caroline Adelaide Lodge, of Henley Beach, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Lancaster R5570 took off from RAF Langar at 1747 hours on the night of 8 December 1942, detailed to bomb Turin, Italy. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed near Milan and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of R5570 were:

Wing Commander Francis George Levett Bain (28259) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Roy Boardman (610906) (RAF) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant William Howard Ellis (1384878) (RAFVR) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
Sergeant Walter Hingley (1021212) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Cornelius Michael Hurley (549735) (RAF) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Wallace Eugene Lodge (407868) (Rear Gunner)
Flight Lieutenant Davis Andrew Nicoll DFC (45683) (RAF) (Observer)


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, 163/139/201

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