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Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:13986
Rank:Flying Officer
Date of Birth:4 November 1918
Place of Birth:Alexandra, Victoria, Australia
Date of Death:21 August 1943 (Aged 24 years)
Units:No. 24 Squadron, RAAF
No. 31 Squadron, RAAF †
No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
No. 2 Air Observers School, RAAF
No. 2 Bombing and Gunnery School, RAAF
No. 1 Wireless Air Gunners School, RAAF
No. 55 Operational Base Unit, RAAF

NAA: A9300, LYNE L J


8 April 1941Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Aircraftman 1st Class on Enlistment.
Posted to No. 1 Initial Training School, RAAF.
11 May 1941Posted to No. 1 Wireless Air Gunners School, RAAF, Ballarat.
6 July 1941Posted to No. 1 School of Technical Training, RAAF, Exhibition.
25 January 1942Posted to the Signal School, RAAF, Point Cook.
16 April 1942Posted to No. 2 Air Observers School, RAAF, Mount Gambier.
30 April 1942Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
26 July 1942Posted to No. 2 Bombing and Gunnery School, RAAF, Port Pirie.
24 September 1942Promoted to Pilot Officer.
24 September 1942Promoted to Temporary Sergeant.
11 October 1942Posted to No. 24 Squadron, RAAF.
24 March 1943Promoted to Flying Officer.
3 April 1943Posted to No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
16 June 1943Posted to No. 55 Operational Base Unit, RAAF, Reserve Pool.
19 June 1943Posted to No. 31 Squadron, RAAF.
21 August 1943 †Beaufighter A19-47: Aircraft collided with A19-63 and crashed into the sea during an operation over Taberfane.

Burial Details

Panel:Column 8.

Physical Description

Height: 5 feet 7 inches 170.18 cm
Weight: 135 lbs 61.23 kg
Chest Measurement: 33 inches 83.82 cm
Complexion: Medium
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown


F/Lt F.J. Gardiner (right) and F/O L.J. Lyne of No. 31 Squadron, RAAF, after returning from a search for a missing Spitfire pilot

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll


National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, LYNE LEWIS JOHN : Service Number - 13986 : Date of birth - 04 Nov 1918 : Place of birth - ALEXANDRA VIC : Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE : Next of Kin - LYNE JOYCE, A9300, LYNE L J.

Record updated on 19 November 2017.


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