Leonard Henry PEART


PEART, Leonard Henry

Service Number: 416063
Enlisted: 3 March 1941, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 32 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Tailem Bend, South Australia, 19 November 1914
Home Town: Murray Bridge, Murray Bridge, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Shop assistant
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, 31 May 1943, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Bundaberg General Cemetery, Queensland
Plot A. Row D. Grave 10
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Murray Bridge Pictorial Honour Roll KIA WW2 & Vietnam, Murray Bridge War Memorial WW2
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World War 2 Service

3 Mar 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 416063, Adelaide, South Australia
31 May 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 416063, No. 32 Squadron (RAAF), Empire Air Training Scheme
Date unknown: Involvement
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Beaufort A9-285 of Number 32 Squadron crashed near Bundaberg killing all crew on board:

Flying Officer Denis Kinloch Whishaw 408222 (pilot) - Son of Denis and Mary Kinloch Whishaw of Carrick, Tasmania

Flying Officer Robert Chester Brabham 407998 (observer) - Son of Robert Mather Brabham and Mary Agnes Brabham of Kensington, SA

Pilot Officer James Gavin Hylton 416072 - Son of James Roy and Lyda Patricia Hylton of Fimiston, WA

Pilot Officer Leonard Henry Peart 416063 (WAGS) - Son of Isaac and Edith Jane Peart & Husband of Kathleen Grace Peart of Murray Bridge, SA