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Patrick O'Farrell

 

Date and Place of Birth: 1922 Casterton, Victoria, Australia
Date and Place of Death:    September 22, 1943 Hanover, Germany
Baseball Experience: Amateur
Position: Unknown
Rank: Flying Officer
Military Unit: 115 Squadron (RAF) Royal Canadian Air Force
Area Served: European Theater of Operaptions

Patrick T. O’Farrell, son of Francis and Kathleen O'Farrell, was born in 1922 in Casterton, Victoria, Australia. He later moved to Melbourne and attended Northcote High School. A keen athlete, he represented Victoria in baseball on two occasions.

O’Farrell worked for the State Electricity Commission and enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force on his 19th birthday. Trained as a bomber pilot, Flying Officer O’Farrell served with 115 Squadron of the RAF at Little Snoring, England. On September 22, 1943, O'Farrell was killed in action when his Avro Lancaster bomber was shot down over Hanover, Germany. He is buried at Hanover War Cemetery.

Source:
Melbourne Argus, November 27, 1943
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Date Added: May 9, 2013 Updated: June 23, 2013

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