LEST WE FORGET 

Lieutenant Louis Albert STORCH

Service No: 946
Born: Hahndorf SA, December 1894
Enlisted in the Army: 22 May 1916
Unit: No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Air Operations, France, 22 April 1918, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Lapugnoy, Bethune, Nord Pas de Calais, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert and Helena Storch, of Ambleside, South Australia
Place of Association: Hahndorf SA
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 22 April 1918, Lieutenant Storch was killed at Bruay Aerodrome when Sopwith Camel aircraft D6504 suffered structural failure in the air when it was being pulled out from a dive.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, STORCH LOUIS ALBERT
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Book AIR 1/970 page 19, 274233

Bibliography:

Richards, E.J. (Edward John) Australian Airmen: History of the 4th Squadron, publisher unknown, c1919

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