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Suffren, Charles Edward

Date of birth:
January 30th, 1922 (Victoria, Australia)
Date of death:
February 16th, 1945 (Germany)
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Cemetery Durnbach
Plot: 2. Row: H. Grave: 22.
Service number:
Australian (1901-present, Federal Monarchy)


Suffren was injured when his bomber crashed near Ale, Denmark following a hit by German Flak. Initially he was operated in the municipal hospital in Horsens. When the Germans abducted Suffren from the hospital to take him prisoner, this caused a storm of indignation in Denmark. Subsequently the Germans reported in newspapers that Suffren was not dead and received proper treatment.
Finally Suffren died as Pow in a Military Hospital near Frankfurt am Main.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Pilot Officer
No. 460 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force
Awarded on:
August 15th, 1944
"For skill & fortitude in operations against the enemy."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)