Leonard Thomas MCGLINCHEY

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MCGLINCHEY, Leonard Thomas

Service Numbers: O4421, 417655
Enlisted: 20 June 1942, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Squadron Leader
Last Unit: No. 77 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Gumeracha, South Australia, 8 May 1924
Home Town: Millbrook, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Kimpo, Korea, 16 July 1953, aged 29 years
Cemetery: United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Busan, Korea
Memorials: Adelaide South East Asian Conflicts Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Gumeracha Our Fallen Heroes WW2 Honour Board, Houghton War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

20 Jun 1942: Involvement Squadron Leader, SN 417655
20 Jun 1942: Involvement Squadron Leader, SN O4421
20 Jun 1942: Enlisted Adelaide, SA

Korean War Service

25 Jun 1950: Involvement Squadron Leader, SN O4421
16 Jul 1953: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Squadron Leader, SN O4421, No. 77 Squadron (RAAF), RAAF Operations - Korea

World War 2 Service

16 Jul 1953: Discharged

Korean War Service

Date unknown: Involvement

World War 2 Service

Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Squadron Leader Leonard Thomas McGlinchey O4421 of Number 91 (Composite) Wing was killed when Gloster Meteor A77-860 crashed on take-off from Kimpo airfield in Korea - he was serving on attachment to 77 Squadron RAAF at the time