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Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:402408
Rank:Warrant Officer
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

1939-45 Star
Air Crew Europe StarPacific Star1939-45 War MedalAustralian Service Medal 1939-45


19 August 1940Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
Posted to No. 2 Initial Training School, RAAF, Bradfield Park.
17 October 1940Posted to No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, Mascot.
17 October 1940Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
16 December 1940Posted to No. 2 Service Flying Training School, RAAF, Wagga.
10 February 1941Awarded Flying Badge.
2 April 1941Posted to No. 2 Embarkation Depot, RAAF.
8 April 1941Promoted to Sergeant.
27 May 1941Embarked at Sydney.
30 August 1941Disembarked United Kingdom.
Posted to No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre, RAF.
5 September 1941Posted to No. 57 Operational Training Unit, RAF.
8 October 1941Promoted to Flight Sergeant.
21 October 1941Posted to No. 41 Squadron, RAF.
15 January 1942Posted to No. 452 Squadron, RAAF.
8 April 1942Embarked United Kingdom.
4 June 1942Disembarked at Melbourne.
Posted to No. 1 Embarkation Depot, RAAF.
23 June 1942Posted to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
1 July 1942Promoted to Warrant Officer.
11 August 1942 †Kittyhawk A29-100: Aircraft missing while intercepting Japanese aircraft at Fall River, Milne Bay.

Burial Details

Panel:Panel 9.

Physical Description

Height: 5 feet 7 inches 170.18 cm
Weight: 148 lbs 67.13 kg
Chest Measurement: 32½ / 37 inches 82.55 / 93.98 cm
Complexion: Medium
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Dark Brown

External Links

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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