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HARRIS, WILLIAM ROBERT

Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:1855; 1382
Rank:Flight Lieutenant
Date of Birth:2 April 1914
Place of Birth:Beulah, Victoria, Australia
Units:No. 1 Squadron, RAAF
No. 2 Squadron, RAAF
No. 12 Squadron, RAAF
No. 21 Squadron, RAAF
No. 24 Squadron, RAAF
No. 93 Squadron, RAAF
No. 9 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
Central Flying School, RAAF


1939-45 StarPacific Star1939-45 War MedalAustralian Service Medal 1939-45

Timeline

18 February 1933Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
Posted to No. 1 Squadron, RAAF, Point Cook.
1 August 1934Posted to No. 17 Flight, Laverton.
20 May 1935Promoted to Aircraftman 1st Class.
20 October 1935Posted to No. 1 Squadron, RAAF, Point Cook.
20 April 1936Posted to No. 21 Squadron, RAAF, Laverton.
1 October 1937Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
22 August 1938Posted to No. 2 Squadron, RAAF, Laverton.
1 October 1938Promoted to Corporal.
3 May 1939Posted to No. 12 Squadron, RAAF, Laverton.
3 November 1939Promoted to Sergeant.
Awarded Flying Badge.
4 July 1940Posted to No. 2 Squadron, RAAF, Laverton.
7 October 1940Posted to the Central Flying School, RAAF, Camden.
11 December 1940Posted to No. 9 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, Cunderdin.
1 July 1941Promoted to Flight Sergeant.
1 January 1942Promoted to Warrant Officer.
2 June 1942Posted to No. 24 Squadron, RAAF.
2 October 1942Promoted to Pilot Officer.
6 October 1942Airacobra A53-7: Aircraft suffered engine failure and force landed at Bankstown aerodrome with undercarriage not fully locked down.
4 January 1943Posted to Station Headquarters, Laverton.
1 April 1943Promoted to Flying Officer.
3 April 1943Posted to No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF, Wagga.
7 July 1943Posted to No. 1 Embarkation Depot, RAAF, Ascot Vale.
30 August 1943Posted to No. 1 Reserve Personnel Pool, RAAF, Townsville.
5 September 1943Posted to No. 46 Operational Base Unit, RAAF, Kiriwina Island.
30 September 1943Promoted to Flight Lieutenant.
7 February 1944Posted to No. 26 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, Kiriwina Island.
11 March 1944Posted to No. 1 Reserve Personnel Pool, RAAF, Townsville.
10 April 1944Posted to No. 6 RAAF Hospital, Heidelberg.
13 June 1944Posted to No. 1 Personnel Depot, RAAF, Melbourne.
27 September 1944Posted to No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF, East Sale.
13 December 1944Posted to No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF, Williamtown.
24 January 1945Posted to No. 93 Squadron, RAAF.
9 November 1945Posted to No. 3 Reserve Personnel Pool, RAAF, Morotai Island.
19 November 1945Posted to No. 6 RAAF Hospital, Heidelberg.
4 December 1945Posted to No. 7 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, Tocumwal.
9 February 1946Posted to No. 1 Personnel Depot, RAAF, Melbourne.
11 February 1946Discharged from Royal Australian Air Force.

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, HARRIS WILLIAM ROBERT : Service Number - 1382 : Date of birth - 02 Apr 1914 : Place of birth - BEULAH VIC : Place of enlistment - LAVERTON : Next of Kin - HARRIS LEONIE, A9300, HARRIS W R.

Record updated on 22 October 2018.


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