Dugald Craven WIGHTON

WIGHTON, Dugald Craven

Service Number: 407597
Enlisted: 11 November 1940, Adelaide
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 84 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Adelaide, SA, 24 January 1919
Home Town: Medindie, Walkerville, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

11 Nov 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 407597, Aircrew Training Units, Adelaide
12 Nov 1940: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 407597, Aircrew Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme
1 Jul 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 407597, No. 23 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SW Pacific 1941-45
27 Jul 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 407597, No. 84 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SW Pacific 1941-45
1 Feb 1946: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 407597, Poster to an Admin unit for discharge

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

407957 Flight Lieutenant Dugald Crayen Wighton of Medindie, SA, enlisted in the RAAF on 11 November 1940.

He completed one tour flying Vultee Vengeance dive bomber aircraft in No. 23 Squadron RAAF, which later converted to B24 Liberator bombers.

By July 1945 he was flying Mustang P51-K aircraft of No. 84 Squadron RAAF, based at Ross River airfield near Townsville.