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NOBLE, KEITH ERIC WILLIAM

Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:424052
Rank:Flying Officer
Date of Birth:24 November 1920
Place of Birth:Kogarah, NSW, Australia
Date of Death:24 September 1944 (Aged 23 years)
Units:No. 31 Squadron, RAAF †
No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
No. 2 Air Observers School, RAAF
No. 1 Wireless Air Gunners School, RAAF
No. 55 Operational Base Unit, RAAF

NAA: A9300, NOBLE K E W

Timeline

21 July 1942Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
Posted to No. 2 Recruit Depot, RAAF.
8 September 1942Posted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF, Mildura.
3 January 1943Posted to No. 2 Initial Training School, RAAF, Bradfield Park.
24 April 1943Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
28 April 1943Posted to No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, Temora.
14 July 1943Posted to No. 1 Wireless Air Gunners School, RAAF, Ballarat.
17 December 1943Posted to No. 2 Air Observers School, RAAF, Mt Gambier.
3 February 1944Promoted to Pilot Officer.
17 February 1944Posted to AGS, RAAF.
28 March 1944Posted to No. 1 Embarkation Depot, RAAF.
24 April 1944Posted to No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
3 August 1944Promoted to Flying Officer.
6 August 1944Posted to No. 55 Operational Base Unit, RAAF, Reserve Pool.
11 August 1944Posted to No. 31 Squadron, RAAF.
24 September 1944Beaufighter A19-208: Aircraft crashed at Goodparla Station, NT, when lost during return flight from escort duty over Timor.

Burial Details

THIS PERSON HAS NO KNOWN GRAVE
Memorial:NORTHERN TERRITORY MEMORIAL
Panel:Panel 7.

Physical Description

Height: 5 feet 8 inches 172.72 cm
Weight: 152 lbs 68.95 kg
Chest Measurement: 32 / 35 inches 81.28 / 88.90 cm
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, NOBLE KEITH ERIC WILLIAM : Service Number - 424052 : Date of birth - 24 Nov 1920 : Place of birth - KOGARAH NSW : Place of enlistment - SYDNEY : Next of Kin - NOBLE MINNIE, A9300, NOBLE K E W.

Record updated on 29 August 2017.


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