Lionel James Manning, 19181984 (aged 66 years)

Name
Lionel James Manning
Given names
Lionel James
Surname
Manning
Birth February 23, 1918 24
Death of a maternal grandmotherEliza Smith
1920 (aged 1 year)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Andrew Fishburn
October 26, 1934 (aged 16 years)
Occupation
Railway Porter
before 1941 (aged 22 years)

Military
World War II
December 6, 1941 (aged 23 years)

Agency: Royal Australia Air Force
Note:

Lionel enlisted on 6 Dec 1941 and trained with the 33rd and 35th Batallions. He joined the R.A.A.F. as an air bomber in the 463 Squadron on 26 Oct 1944. On enlistment he was described as 5 foot 6 inches tall, fair complexion, blue eyes and light brown hair. He flew 668 hours on Anson Blenheim, Anson Botha, Wellington, Stirling and Lancaster aircraft. and received the Distinguished Flying Cross:

'ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE HONOURS AND AWARDS DISTINGUSHED FLYING CROSS PILOT OFFICER LIONEL JAMES MANNING (420973) CITATION: Pilot Officer Manning has successfully completed two tours of operations during which he has participated in many sorties against targets in Germany and enemy-occupied territory. He has also participated in three attacks against the German battleship 'Tirpitz' including the final successful attack. In preparation for the first of these attacks his aircraft flew to a Russian base arriving in appaling weather. It was largely due to this officer's skilful identification of the country in poor visibility at the end of a very long flight that the captain was able to land the aircraft successfully. Pilot Officer Manning has always shown himself to be a very efficient and determined Air bomber whose courage and devotion to duty have been most noteworthy.'

Tirpitz, sister ship to the notorious Bismarck, was one of the most feared German vessels of the Second World War.

Death October 2, 1984 (aged 66 years)
Address: Scott Memorial Hospital
Note: Lionel's obituary was published in the Scone Advocate on 11 Oct 1984.
Family with parents
father
mother
1893
Birth: April 12, 1893 42 36Murrurundi, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
himself
19181984
Birth: February 23, 1918 24Murrurundi, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 2, 1984Scone, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
sister
Private
sister
Private
Family with Private
himself
19181984
Birth: February 23, 1918 24Murrurundi, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 2, 1984Scone, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
wife
Private
son
Private
Military

Lionel enlisted on 6 Dec 1941 and trained with the 33rd and 35th Batallions. He joined the R.A.A.F. as an air bomber in the 463 Squadron on 26 Oct 1944. On enlistment he was described as 5 foot 6 inches tall, fair complexion, blue eyes and light brown hair. He flew 668 hours on Anson Blenheim, Anson Botha, Wellington, Stirling and Lancaster aircraft. and received the Distinguished Flying Cross:

'ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE HONOURS AND AWARDS DISTINGUSHED FLYING CROSS PILOT OFFICER LIONEL JAMES MANNING (420973) CITATION: Pilot Officer Manning has successfully completed two tours of operations during which he has participated in many sorties against targets in Germany and enemy-occupied territory. He has also participated in three attacks against the German battleship 'Tirpitz' including the final successful attack. In preparation for the first of these attacks his aircraft flew to a Russian base arriving in appaling weather. It was largely due to this officer's skilful identification of the country in poor visibility at the end of a very long flight that the captain was able to land the aircraft successfully. Pilot Officer Manning has always shown himself to be a very efficient and determined Air bomber whose courage and devotion to duty have been most noteworthy.'

Tirpitz, sister ship to the notorious Bismarck, was one of the most feared German vessels of the Second World War.

Death

Lionel's obituary was published in the Scone Advocate on 11 Oct 1984.