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« on: May 13, 2018, 07:18:32 AM »

LEE, BEVERLEY GORDON
Rank:Flight Sergeant
Service No:426753
Date of Death:30/06/1944
Age:31
Regiment/Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Grave Reference:4. L. 14.
Cemetery:BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of Albert Y Gordon and Maude Catherine Lee; husband of G Madge Sylvester Lee, of Cairns, Queensland, 6 Australia.


From the ORB of No.514 Squadron:

30th June 1944.
A massive effort for the squadron, possibly the biggest yet. 29 aircraft tasked with supporting the Army at Villers-Bocage. This was more than 10% of the total force, and they were briefed to bomb a road junction through which two divisions of German panzers were due to pass en route to counter-attacking the invasion forces. The attack was a success causing the panzer attack to be cancelled. Sadly two of our aircraft were lost.

PB178 JI-P collided at 1925 with a Lancaster of 15 Sqn. which landed safely.

 P/O JEK Hannesson RCAF KIA
 Sgt KEA Fox KIA
 F/S BG Lee RAAF KIA
 Sgt TS Colbeck RCAF injured
 Sgt B Brown injured
 P/O AL George KIA
 Sgt HJ Morgan KIA



Cairns Post (Queensland)  Wed 5 Jul 1944

ROLL OF HONOUR.

FLIGHT-SERGEANT B. G. LEE.


Word has been received that Flight-Sergeant Beverley Gordon Lee, formerly of the Parramatta State School staff, lost his life during air operations on June 30, 1944. His unit had been detailed to carry out a bombing mission against an enemy target at Villers Bocage, France. The plane collided in mid-air with another aircraft near Midhurst, England.

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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 09:19:39 AM »

Name:   Beverley Gordon Lee
Birth Date:   29 May 1913
Birth Place:   Mareeba, Mareeba Shire, Queensland, Australia


His Brother
Desmond Maurice Lee
From Find a Grave:-
4.12.1944
434687 Flight Sergeant, Royal Australian Air Force
Son of Albert Gordon and Maude Catherine Lee, of Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Age: 21
Killed with 4 other crew when Halifax LW278 hit the ground during low level bombing practice. Crew killed: J.F Cromarty, W.R.Edwards, D.M.Lee, G,E,McGrath and P.H.Reynolds
   Buried Stonefall Cemetery and Crematorium
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 17:13:52 PM »

From the National Archives of Australia:

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