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ARBON, COLIN BENTLY

Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:407995
Rank:Flight Lieutenant
Date of Birth:3 August 1917
Place of Birth:Mile End, SA, Australia
Date of Death:4 April 1945 (Aged 27 years)
Units:No. 31 Squadron, RAAF †
No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 7 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
No. 1 Air Observers School, RAAF
No. 3 Air Observers School, RAAF
No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School, RAAF
Central Flying School, RAAF

NAA: A9300, ARBON C B

Timeline

1 March 1941Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
2 March 1941Posted to No. 1 Initial Training School, RAAF.
26 April 1941Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
1 May 1941Posted to No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF.
29 June 1941Posted to No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF, Point Cook.
20 October 1941Promoted to Pilot Officer.
27 October 1941Posted to the Central Flying School, RAAF.
20 January 1942Posted to No. 7 Service Flying Training School, RAAF.
20 April 1942Promoted to Flying Officer.
14 December 1942Posted to the Central Flying School, RAAF.
1 October 1943Posted to No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School, RAAF.
20 October 1943Promoted to Flight Lieutenant.
9 December 1943Posted to No. 1 Air Observers School, RAAF.
30 March 1944Posted to No. 3 Air Observers School, RAAF.
8 August 1944Posted to No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
27 September 1944Posted to No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
23 January 1945Posted to No. 1 Reserve Pool, RAAF.
1 February 1945Posted to No. 31 Squadron, RAAF.

Burial Details

THIS PERSON HAS NO KNOWN GRAVE
Memorial:AMBON MEMORIAL
Panel:Column 7.

Physical Description

Height: 5 feet 9 inches 175.26 cm
Weight: 144 lbs 65.32 kg
Chest Measurement: 34 inches 86.36 cm
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Grey-Green
Hair: Fair

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, ARBON COLIN BENTLEY : Service Number - 407995 : Date of birth - 03 Aug 1917 : Place of birth - MILE END SA : Place of enlistment - ADELAIDE SA : Next of Kin - ARBON NORMA, A9300, ARBON C B.

Record updated on 25 November 2017.


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