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Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:407578
Rank:Flight Lieutenant
Date of Birth:10 December 1917
Place of Birth:Glenelg, SA, Australia
Units:No. 5 Squadron, RAAF
No. 21 Squadron, RAAF
No. 22 Squadron, RAAF
No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF


1939-45 Star
Pacific StarItaly Star1939-45 War MedalAustralian Service Medal 1939-45


11 November 1940Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
Posted to No. 4 Initial Training School, RAAF.
4 January 1941Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
6 January 1941Posted to No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, Parafield.
9 March 1941Posted to No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF, Point Cook.
27 June 1941Promoted to Sergeant.
7 July 1941Posted to No. 5 Squadron, RAAF, Laverton.
21 July 1941Posted to No. 22 Squadron, RAAF, Richmond.
8 October 1941Posted to No. 5 Embarkation Depot, RAAF, Perth.
20 October 1941Posted to No. 21 Squadron, RAAF.
12 January 1942Buffalo W8202: Collided with another Buffalo and force landed off the Mersing River.
4 March 1942Posted to No. 5 Embarkation Depot, RAAF, Perth.
1 April 1942Promoted to Flight Sergeant.
31 January 1943Posted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF, Mildura.
10 January 1946Discharged from Royal Australian Air Force.

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll


National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, HARRISON GRANTON THOMAS : Service Number - 407578 : Date of birth - 10 Dec 1917 : Place of birth - GLENELG SA : Place of enlistment - ADELAIDE : Next of Kin - HARRISON LILY, A9300, HARRISON G T.

Record updated on 20 October 2018.


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