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GLEESON, JOHN FRANCIS

Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:33400
Rank:Flying Officer
Date of Birth:11 August 1919
Place of Birth:Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Date of Death:20 March 2018 (Aged 98 years)
Units:No. 464 Squadron, RAAF
No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 12 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 3 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 6 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 239 Squadron, RAF
No. 51 Operational Training Unit, RAF
No. 60 Operational Training Unit, RAF

NAA: A9301, 33400


1939-45 Star
Air Crew Europe Star & ClaspDefence Medal1939-45 War MedalAustralian Service Medal 1939-45

Timeline

26 August 1940Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Posted to No. 2 Recruit Depot, RAAF, Bradfield Park.
28 August 1940Aircraftman 1st Class on Enlistment.
4 October 1940Posted to Station Headquarters, Amberley.
21 October 1940Posted to No. 3 Service Flying Training School, RAAF, Amberley.
1 May 1941Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
12 October 1941Aircraftman 2nd Class on Remustering as Aircrew.
Posted to No. 3 Initial Training School, Sandgate.
31 January 1942Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
5 February 1942Posted to No. 12 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, Lowood.
28 March 1942Posted to No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, Temora.
3 May 1942Posted to No. 6 Service Flying Training School, RAAF, Mallala.
15 October 1942Promoted to Sergeant.
16 October 1942Posted to No. 2 Embarkation Depot, RAAF, Bradfield Park.
13 December 1942Embarked at Sydney.
3 April 1943Disembarked United Kingdom.
Posted to No. 11 Personnel Despatch and Reception Centre, RAF.
15 April 1943Promoted to Flight Sergeant.
2 June 1943Posted to No. 20 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit, RAF.
31 August 1943Posted to No. 12 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit, RAF.
4 January 1944Posted to No. 60 Operational Training Unit, RAF.
5 April 1944Posted to No. 464 Squadron, RAAF.
15 April 1944Promoted to Warrant Officer.
7 June 1944Posted to No. 11 Personnel Despatch and Reception Centre, RAF.
29 August 1944Posted to No. 51 Operational Training Unit, RAF.
23 January 1945Posted to No. 1692 Bomber Support Training Unit, RAF.
26 January 1945Posted to No. 239 Squadron, RAF.
7 June 1945Promoted to Pilot Officer.
12 July 1945Posted to No. 9 Aircrew Holding Unit, RAF.
4 November 1945Disembarked at Sydney.
Posted to No. 2 Personnel Depot, RAAF.
7 December 1945Promoted to Flying Officer.
20 December 1945Discharged from Royal Australian Air Force.

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll

References

Anon. 2018 John Francis Gleeson Obituary. Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 2 May 2018 from <http://tributes.theherald.com.au/obituaries/theherald-au/obituary.aspx?n=john-francis-gleeson&pid=188527102>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, GLEESON JOHN FRANCIS : Service Number - 33400 : Date of birth - 11 Aug 1919 : Place of birth - NEWCASTLE NSW : Place of enlistment - SYDNEY : Next of Kin - GLEESON JOHN, A9300, 33400.

Record updated on 2 May 2018.


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