Colin Alexander BYRNE

BYRNE, Colin Alexander

Service Numbers: S9358, 417334, 417334
Enlisted: 18 October 1940
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 30 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Curramulka, South Australia , 10 June 1919
Home Town: Willunga, Onkaparinga, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Truck Driver
Died: Kingswood South Australia , 3 September 1990, aged 71 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Plot. E. Row 19. Grave147A
Memorials: Willunga War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

18 Oct 1940: Enlisted Willunga, SA
18 Oct 1940: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN S9358
18 Oct 1940: Involvement Trooper, SN S9358
18 Oct 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN S9358
18 Oct 1940: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Trooper, SN S9358, 18 Machine Gun (Light Horse) Regiment / 18 Motor Regiment / 12 Armoured Regiment
25 Apr 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 417334
25 Apr 1942: Involvement Flight Lieutenant, SN 417334
25 Apr 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 417334, 4 Initial Training School
25 Apr 1942: Enlisted Adelaide
25 Apr 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 417334
8 Jan 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 417334, No. 30 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SW Pacific 1941-45
6 Sep 1945: Discharged
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Graham Padget

Colin Alexander Byrne - 417334  Navigator
Was born on 10 June 1919 in Curramulka, SA, he enlisted in the RAAF on 25 April 1942 in Adelaide, SA. He commenced training with No 12 Beaufighter Course in October 1943 and completed the course on 18 December 1943. He was a Pilot Officer and navigator, he arrived at 30 Squadron on 9 January 1944 and flew 36 sorties up to 22 of those with pilot Wing Commander P L B Gibson (killed in accident at Tadji in A19-115 on 11 June 1944) the pilot details for his remaining sorties are not recorded. He left 30 Squadron on 3 October 1944, and was discharged from the RAAF on 6 September 1945 with the rank of Flight Lieutenant whilst serving at 2 Air Observer School

(courtesy of www.beaufighter30squadronraaf.com.Aus)

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