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WACKETT, WILBUR LAWRENCE

Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:588
Rank:Squadron Leader
Date of Birth:19 February 1921
Date of Death:24 September 1944 (Aged 23 years)
Units:No. 2 Squadron, RAAF
No. 21 Squadron, RAAF
No. 24 Squadron, RAAF
No. 31 Squadron, RAAF †
No. 75 Squadron, RAAF
No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF
No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF
No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF
No. 2 Aircraft Park, RAAF

Timeline

4 September 1939Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Air Cadet on Enlistment.
Posted to No. 1 Flying Training School, RAAF.
11 December 1939Posted to No. 21 Squadron, RAAF.
3 March 1940Promoted to Pilot Officer.
18 March 1940Posted to No. 2 Squadron, RAAF.
3 September 1940Promoted to Flying Officer.
24 January 1941Posted to No. 1 ATS.
25 June 1941Posted to No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
13 January 1942Posted to No. 24 Squadron, RAAF.
12 March 1942Posted to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
1 April 1942Promoted to Temporary Flight Lieutenant.
4 June 1942Posted to No. 1 Embarkation Depot, RAAF.
9 September 1942Posted to No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
18 September 1942Posted to Station Headquarters, Laverton.
20 November 1942Posted to No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
15 December 1942Posted to No. 2 Aircraft Park, RAAF.
1 December 1943Promoted to Temporary Squadron Leader.
10 January 1944Posted to No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
14 February 1944Posted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
24 April 1944Posted to No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
3 July 1944Posted to No. 1 Personnel Depot, RAAF.
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 6.

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll
Pacific Victory Roll

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, WACKETT WILBUR LAWRENCE : Service Number - 588 : Date of birth - 19 Feb 1921 : Place of birth - Unknown : Place of enlistment - Unknown : Next of Kin - WACKETT PEGGY, A9300, WACKETT W L.

Record updated on 29 August 2017.


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