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INKSTER, GEORGE FREDERICK

Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:402292
Rank:Flight Sergeant
Date of Birth:3 October 1915
Place of Birth:Leichhardt, NSW, Australia
Date of Death:11 August 1942 (Aged 26 years)
Decorations:Mentioned in Despatches
Units:No. 76 Squadron, RAAF †
No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 64 Squadron, RAF
No. 57 Operational Training Unit, RAF
No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RCAF


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

Timeline

22 July 1940Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
Posted to No. 2 Initial Training School, RAAF, Bradfield Park.
16 September 1940Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
19 September 1940Posted to No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, Mascot.
14 November 1940Posted to No. 2 Embarkation Depot, RAAF, Bradfield Park.
29 November 1940Embarked at Sydney.
23 December 1940Disembarked at Canada.
Posted to No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RCAF, Camp Borden.
16 March 1941Awarded Flying Badge.
17 March 1941Promoted to Sergeant.
6 April 1941Embarked at Canada.
20 April 1941Disembarked United Kingdom.
Posted to No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre, RAF.
26 April 1941Posted to No. 57 Operational Training Unit, RAF.
9 June 1941Posted to No. 64 Squadron, RAF.
14 May 1942Disembarked at Melbourne.
Posted to No. 1 Embarkation Depot, RAAF.
1 June 1942Promoted to Flight Sergeant.
11 June 1942Posted to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
20 July 1942Posted to No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, attached to No. 76 Squadron, RAAF.
11 August 1942 †Kittyhawk A29-36: Aircraft appeared to attempt a forced landing at Fall River, Milne Bay, after intercepting Japanese aircraft, and was seen to burst into flames at approximately 300 feet.

Burial Details

Cemetery:PORT MORESBY (BOMANA) WAR CEMETERY
Grave:A2. A. 24.

Physical Description

Height: 5 feet 6½ inches 168.91 cm
Weight: 142 lbs 64.41 kg
Chest Measurement: 33 inches 83.82 cm
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Fair

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, INKSTER GEORGE FREDERICK : Service Number - 402292 : Date of birth - 03 Oct 1915 : Place of birth - LEICHHARDT NSW : Place of enlistment - SYDNEY : Next of Kin - INKSTER ARTHUR, A9301, 402292.

Record updated on 6 May 2018.


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