SHELLEY, FRANCIS PENTLAND
|Service:||Royal Australian Air Force|
|Date of Birth:||8 May 1919|
|Place of Birth:||Branxton, NSW, Australia|
|Date of Death:||11 August 1942 (Aged 23 years)|
|Units:||No. 75 Squadron, RAAF †|
No. 452 Squadron, RAAF
No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 2 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 41 Squadron, RAF
No. 57 Operational Training Unit, RAF
|19 August 1940||Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.|
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
Posted to No. 2 Initial Training School, RAAF, Bradfield Park.
|17 October 1940||Posted to No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, Mascot.|
|17 October 1940||Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.|
|16 December 1940||Posted to No. 2 Service Flying Training School, RAAF, Wagga.|
|10 February 1941||Awarded Flying Badge.|
|2 April 1941||Posted to No. 2 Embarkation Depot, RAAF.|
|8 April 1941||Promoted to Sergeant.|
|27 May 1941||Embarked at Sydney.|
|30 August 1941||Disembarked United Kingdom.|
Posted to No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre, RAF.
|5 September 1941||Posted to No. 57 Operational Training Unit, RAF.|
|8 October 1941||Promoted to Flight Sergeant.|
|21 October 1941||Posted to No. 41 Squadron, RAF.|
|15 January 1942||Posted to No. 452 Squadron, RAAF.|
|8 April 1942||Embarked United Kingdom.|
|4 June 1942||Disembarked at Melbourne.|
Posted to No. 1 Embarkation Depot, RAAF.
|23 June 1942||Posted to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.|
|1 July 1942||Promoted to Warrant Officer.|
|11 August 1942 †||Kittyhawk A29-100: Aircraft missing while intercepting Japanese aircraft at Fall River, Milne Bay.|
|THIS PERSON HAS NO KNOWN GRAVE|
|Memorial:||PORT MORESBY MEMORIAL|
||5 feet 7 inches
||32½ / 37 inches
||82.55 / 93.98 cm
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
World War 2 Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, SHELLEY FRANCIS PENTLAND : Service Number - 402408 : Date of birth - 08 May 1919 : Place of birth - BRANXTON NSW : Place of enlistment - SYDNEY : Next of Kin - SHELLEY, A9301, 402408.
Record updated on 6 May 2018.
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