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Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:401660
Rank:Flying Officer
Date of Birth:25 August 1915
Place of Birth:Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Date of Death:2 September 1943 (Aged 28 years)
Units:No. 9 Squadron, RAAF
No. 11 Squadron, RAAF †
No. 20 Squadron, RAAF
No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 7 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 3 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
General Reconnaissance School, RAAF


28 March 1941Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
29 March 1941Posted to No. 2 Initial Training School, RAAF.
24 May 1941Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
29 May 1941Posted to No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, Temora.
20 September 1941Posted to No. 7 Service Flying Training School, RAAF, Deniliquin.
13 November 1941Awarded Flying Badge.
12 January 1942Promoted to Pilot Officer.
9 February 1942Posted to No. 9 Squadron, RAAF.
5 April 1942Posted to Seaplane Training Flight, RAAF.
2 May 1942Posted to No. 11 Squadron, RAAF.
12 July 1942Promoted to Flying Officer.
24 July 1942Posted to No. 20 Squadron, RAAF.
29 January 1943Posted to the General Reconnaissance School, RAAF.
6 April 1943Posted to No. 3 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
29 July 1943Posted to No. 11 Squadron, RAAF.
2 September 1943 †Catalina A24-50: Aircraft missing during sea mining operation.

Burial Details

Panel:Panel 6.

Physical Description

Height: 5 feet 9½ inches 176.53 cm
Weight: 160 lbs 72.57 kg
Chest Measurement: 36 inches 91.44 cm
Complexion: Fair Medium
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Fair Medium

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour


National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, OLIVER JAMES PERCIVAL : Service Number - 401660 : Date of birth - 25 Aug 1915 : Place of birth - MELBOURNE VIC : Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE : Next of Kin - OLIVER R, A9300, OLIVER J P.

Record updated on 15 May 2018.


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