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FLAVEL, DONALD ALGERNON

Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:416663
Rank:Flying Officer
Date of Birth:1 October 1918
Place of Birth:Gladstone, SA, Australia
Date of Death:4 June 1945 (Aged 26 years)
Units:No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 5 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 4 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 5 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF †
No. 7 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
Central Flying School, RAAF
General Reconnaissance School, RAAF

NAA: A9300, FLAVEL D A

Timeline

16 August 1941Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
17 August 1941Posted to No. 4 Initial Training School, RAAF.
8 November 1941Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
13 November 1941Posted to No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, Parafield.
12 February 1942Posted to No. 4 Service Flying Training School, RAAF, Geraldton.
14 April 1942Awarded Flying Badge.
28 May 1942Promoted to Sergeant.
8 June 1942Posted to the Central Flying School, RAAF, Tamworth.
27 July 1942Posted to No. 5 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, Narromine.
1 May 1943Promoted to Flight Sergeant.
29 November 1943Posted to the Central Flying School, RAAF, Tamworth.
29 December 1943Posted to No. 5 Service Flying Training School, RAAF.
1 May 1944Promoted to Warrant Officer.
1 July 1944Promoted to Pilot Officer.
9 December 1944Posted to the Central Flying School, RAAF.
30 December 1944Posted to the General Reconnaissance School, RAAF.
1 January 1945Promoted to Flying Officer.
17 March 1945Posted to No. 7 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
4 April 1945Posted to No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
4 June 1945 †Beaufort A9-228: Aircraft crashed on Mount Tawonga near Eskdale, Victoria.

Burial Details

Cemetery:SALE WAR CEMETERY
Grave:Plot B. Row D. Grave 1.

Physical Description

Height: 5 feet 7½ inches 171.45 cm
Weight: 185 lbs 83.91 kg
Chest Measurement: 39 inches 99.06 cm
Complexion: Rosy
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Light Brown

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, FLAVEL DONALD ALGERNON : Service Number - 416663 : Date of birth - 01 Oct 1918 : Place of birth - GLADSTONE SA : Place of enlistment - ADELAIDE SA : Next of Kin - FLAVEL DULCIE, A9300, FLAVEL D A.

Record updated on 18 October 2018.


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