Frederick John LEES


LEES, Frederick John

Service Number: 407901
Enlisted: 3 February 1941, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 10 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, 10 February 1914
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Accidental (plane crash), United Kingdom, 3 October 1943, aged 29 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Runnymede (Air Forces) Memorial, Surrey, England
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Feb 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 407901, Adelaide, South Australia
1 Dec 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 407901, No. 10 Squadron (RAAF), Battle of the Atlantic - RAN and RAAF Operations
10 Oct 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 407901, No. 10 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Born  10 February 1914 in Broken Hill, New South Wales

Father Willliam Albury Lees and Mother Esther Lenoria Lees,
living in Broken Hill, NSW

Wife:  Eugenie Phillippa Lees, living at Millswood, SA

3/2/1941    enlisted into RAAF in Adelaide, SA

December 1942 - 10 (Sunderland) Squadron RAAF based at RAF Station Mount Batten,
                          Plymouth, England, operating with Coastal Command in the Battle of the Atlantic.

Flight Lieutenant in 10th RAAF Squadron

*** service record needs to be ordered through National Archives of Australia ***

3/10/1943   killed in action
                  No known grave

His name is commemorated on Panel 187 at the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede,
Surrey, England.

His name is commemorated on Panel 99 at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.   20/6/2016.   Lest we forget.