Sergeant Athol Louis Opas

Service number 400354
Birth Date 08 November 1920
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Caulfield
Death Date 12 August 1942
Death Place Middle East
Final Rank Sergeant
Service Royal Australian Air Force
Unit No. 108 Squadron (RAF)
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945

Sergeant Athol Louis Opas enlisted to the Royal Australian Air Force on 18 August 1940. He trained as a wireless air gunner in Australia and Canada, and completed his operational training in England. Between September 1941 and April 1942, Sergeant Opas served with 458 Squadron, based in England. With this squadron, he participated in bombing operations on strategic targets in Germany and France. Sergeant Opas went on to serve with 108 Squadron in the Middle East. On 12 August 1942, Sergeant Opas became missing during an air operation, and was presumed to have died. He is commemorated at Alamein Memorial, El Alamein, Egypt.


  • Roll of Honour:

    No. 108 Squadron (RAF)
    Second World War, 1939-1945


Date of birth 08 November 1920
Date of enlistment 18 August 1940
Date of death 12 August 1942