George Frederick RAFFEN

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RAFFEN, George Frederick

Service Number: 416364
Enlisted: 24 May 1941, Adelaide
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 2 Operational Training Unit (Mildura)
Born: Hilton, South Australia, 8 July 1922
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft accident, Mildura, Victoria, Australia, 24 January 1943, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Mildura Public Cemetery, Victoria
C. of E. Plot. Sec. S. Grave 15.
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, City of West Torrens WW2 Boulevard of Honour
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World War 2 Service

24 May 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 416364, Aircrew Training Units, Adelaide
25 May 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 416364, 4 Initial Training School (Victor Harbour), Empire Air Training Scheme
24 Jan 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 416364, 2 Operational Training Unit (Mildura), Empire Air Training Scheme
24 Jan 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, 2 Operational Training Unit (Mildura)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Percy Edward Leonard and Vera Violet Raffen of Hilton, South Australia

 

RAAF Wirraway aircraft A20-373 of Number 2 Operational Training Unit crashed at Mildura, Victoria due to an engine failure on take-off at night (solo flight, only casualty)