Leading AircraftmanOSBORNE, ALBERT MATTHEW

Service Number 1058637

Died 01/04/1942

Aged 35

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

G C

Son of Albert Edward and Annie Margaret Osborne, of Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire.

Citation

A posthumous George Cross was awarded to Leading Aircraftman A.M. Osborne, R.A.F., for his fearless conduct in fire-fighting and rescue operations in which he saved pilots and others from certain death. He was killed on 2nd April, 1942 whilst leading a party to extinguish the flames in a burning aircraft. The Air Officer Commanding R.A.F. Mediterranean said that Aircraftman Osborne was "one of the bravest men it has been my privilege to meet".

Buried at MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY

Location: Malta
Number of casualties: 1089

Cemetery/memorial reference: Prot. Sec. (Men's). Plot F. Coll. grave 96.

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.