Dean Walter FRANCIS

FRANCIS, Dean Walter

Service Number: 416665
Enlisted: 16 August 1941
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 2 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Reynella, South Australia , 23 September 1919
Home Town: Brighton, Holdfast Bay, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Timor, 25 October 1942, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brighton St Judes Anglican Church WW2 Honour Board, Brighton St Judes Anglican Church WW2 Roll of Honour, No 2 Squadron RAAF Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

16 Aug 1941: Involvement Sergeant, 416665
16 Aug 1941: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
16 Aug 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 2 Squadron (RAAF)
16 Aug 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 416665
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

RAAF Lockheed Hudson aircraft A16-170 of Number 2 Squadron was lost during an operational flight over Koepang, Timor and all of the crew were killed.  They are commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located at Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT -

Sergeant Dean Walter Francis 416665 - Son of Albert Stanley Francis and Gladys Madeleine Francis of Brighton, SA

Pilot Officer Rayden Kingsley Ross Dunning 407317 - Son of Rayden Osmond John and Eva Beatrice Caroline Dunning of Gilberton, SA

Sergeant Lindsay Hubert Skene Fraser 5103 - Son of David Skene Fraser and Ida Boddinar Fraser of Redfern, SA

Sergeant Michael Leonard Kenihan 407437 - Son of James Christopher and Frances Alice Kenihan of Kent Town, SA