Sergeant Edwin George Enright

Service number 402960
Birth Date 20 February 1912
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Bairnsdale
Death Date 08 December 1941
Death Place France
Final Rank Sergeant
Service Royal Australian Air Force
Unit No. 72 Squadron (RAF)
Places
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

Sergeant Edwin George 'Eddie' Enright enlisted to the Royal Australian Air Force on 11 November 1940. He trained as a fighter pilot Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom under the Empire Air Training Scheme. Sergeant Enright then went on to pilot Spitfire aircraft as part of 72 Squadron, based in the United Kingdom. With this squadron, he participated in patrols and sweeps of England and France. On 8 December 1941, Sergeant Enright was on an operational sweep over Northern France when he engaged with enemy aircraft and was killed in action. He is commemorated at Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom.

Rolls

  • Roll of Honour:

    Unit
    No. 72 Squadron (RAF)
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Sergeant

Timeline

Date of birth 20 February 1912
Date of death 08 December 1941