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Lancaster John Goulburn



Born Currie, King Island to Edwin Goulburn and Gwendoline Mary Lancaster, Flying Officer Lancaster was married, living in Auburn Victoria and working as a bank clerk when he enlisted in the RAAF. 

Flying Officer Lancaster was a member of 20 squadron which was formed at Port Moresby on 1 Aug 1941.  During 1943 the squadron made regular combined attacks across New Britain in support of Allied plans to recapture New Guinea.  

Catalina A24-41 of 20 Squadron caught on fire in the Gulf of Carpentaria during a radar search mission.  All 10 on board were killed.







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