Royal Australian Air Force pilotDied when: 93 years 159 days (1121 months)
Star Sign: Leo
Air Commodore William "Bill" Henry Garing, (26 July 1910 – 1 January 2004) was a senior officer in the Royal Australian Air Force.While with No. 10 Squadron RAAF, flying Sunderlands, he received the Distinguished Flying Cross after he held off three waves of German bombers, over 12 hours, that were attacking the Armed Merchant Cruiser Mooltan on 31 July 1940.
Bill was instrumental in ensuring that survivors of the City of Benares were picked up on 25 September 1940.Group Captain Garing received the US Army Distinguished Service Cross for "extraordinary heroism in action in New Guinea, during the Papuan Campaign, July 23, 1942 to January 8, 1943".
Garing died 1 January 2004, after a very long illness and was buried at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium on 8 January.