Leslie Raymond HADDON

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HADDON, Leslie Raymond

Service Number: 437342
Enlisted: 2 January 1943, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Aircrew Training Units
Born: Melbourne, VIC, 25 September 1924
Home Town: Hindmarsh, Charles Sturt, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental - Flying Training Accident - Airspeed Oxford X6805, Ballan, Victoria, 3 February 1944, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
War cemetery section. 2.P.B.11
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

2 Jan 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 437342, Aircrew Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme
2 Jan 1943: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography

SON OF ANGUS CLAUDE WENTWORTH HADDON AND ELSIE SARAH HADDON, OF HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

 

Extract from ADF Serials site (adf-serials.com.au)

While carrying out a Beam Approach exercise the aircraft crashed into a hill five miles SE of Ballan, VIC at 1430 hrs.  Aircraft destroyed and all three aircrew killed: Pilot 437342 SGT Leslie Raymond Haddon (20) single of Melbourne, VIC; Navigator 434577 SGT Robert Hendry Hooker (21) single of Richmond, VIC; and, WOAG 430169 SGT Robert Joseph Harvey (20) single of Preston, VIC.

SGT Haddon is buried in the Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne 2.P.B.11

SGT Hooker is buried in the Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne 2.P.B.13

SGT Harvey is buried in the Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne 2.P.B.9

Allocated No 1 Central Recovery Depot (1CRD) at Werribee Satellite Airfield, VIC

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