Harry James WHITTICK DFC

WHITTICK, Harry James

Service Number: 8018
Enlisted: 16 January 1940, Laverton, Victoria
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: RAF Station (Tempsford)
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 17 May 1920
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Junior clerk (S.A.R.)
Memorials: Adelaide HB09 South Australian Railways - Adelaide Railway Station*
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World War 2 Service

16 Jan 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 8018, Laverton, Victoria
17 Jan 1940: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 8018, 1 Aircraft Depot (Laverton), Empire Air Training Scheme
1 Mar 1940: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 8018, 1 Engineering School, Empire Air Training Scheme
12 Oct 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Corporal, SN 8018, No. 1 Initial Training School, Empire Air Training Scheme
5 Feb 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 8018, No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School (2EFTS) Benalla, Empire Air Training Scheme
1 May 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 8018, Royal Australian Air Force
16 Oct 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 8018, Royal Australian Air Force
30 Nov 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 8018, Royal Australian Air Force, Enlistment/Embarkation WW2
30 Nov 1942: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 8018
26 Feb 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 8018, Royal Australian Air Force
12 Feb 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 8018, No. 460 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
26 Apr 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 8018, No. 161 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
17 Oct 1944: Honoured Distinguished Flying Cross, Air War NW Europe 1939-45, Attacks against targets at Schweenfurt, Essen, etc.
25 Nov 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 8018, RAF Conversion Units , Air War NW Europe 1939-45
20 Jun 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 8018, RAF Station (Tempsford)
26 Sep 1945: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 8018, RAF Station (Tempsford)

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Medals: Distinguished Flying Cross, 1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star and Clasp, Defence Medal