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HARPER, FRANCIS GILBERT

Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:404664
Rank:Sergeant
Date of Birth:29 June 1913
Place of Birth:Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Date of Death:15 February 1942 (Aged 28 years)
Units:No. 452 Squadron, RAAF †
No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 3 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 52 Operational Training Unit, RAF


1939-45 StarAir Crew Europe Star1939-45 War MedalAustralian Service Medal 1939-45

Timeline

11 October 1940Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
14 October 1940Posted to No. 2 Initial Training School, RAAF, Bradfield Park.
7 December 1940Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
9 January 1941Posted to No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, Archerfield.
10 March 1941Posted to No. 3 Service Flying Training School, RAAF, Amberley.
9 April 1941Wirraway A20-160: Port undercarriage collapsed on landing at Amberley.
26 June 1941Awarded Flying Badge.
27 June 1941Promoted to Sergeant.
3 July 1941Posted to No. 3 Embarkation Depot, RAAF.
11 July 1941Posted to No. 2 Embarkation Depot, RAAF, Bradfield Park.
17 July 1941Embarked at Sydney.
2 September 1941Disembarked United Kingdom.
Posted to No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre, RAF.
9 September 1941Posted to No. 52 Operational Training Unit, RAF.
4 November 1941Posted to No. 452 Squadron, RAAF.

Burial Details

THIS PERSON HAS NO KNOWN GRAVE
Memorial:RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Panel:Panel 112.

Physical Description

Height: 5 feet 10 inches 177.80 cm
Weight: 182 lbs 82.55 kg
Chest Measurement: 32½ / 37 inches 82.55 / 93.98 cm
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Blue
Hair: L. Brown

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, HARPER FRANCIS GILBERT : Service Number - 404664 : Date of birth - 29 Jun 1913 : Place of birth - BRISBANE QLD : Place of enlistment - BRISBANE : Next of Kin - HARPER DORIS, A9301, 404664.

Record updated on 17 June 2018.


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