Ian Rew CRANSTON

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CRANSTON, Ian Rew

Service Number: O33821
Enlisted: 27 February 1950
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 77 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia, 3 October 1927
Home Town: Brighton-Le-Sands, Rockdale, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Hwanghae-bukto, North Korea, 9 March 1952, aged 24 years
Cemetery: United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Busan, Korea
Plot 35. Row 9. Grave 1
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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Korean War Service

27 Feb 1950: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force
27 Dec 1951: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN O33821, No. 77 Squadron (RAAF)
9 Mar 1952: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN O33821, No. 77 Squadron (RAAF), RAAF Operations - Korea

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"Korea pilot missing, believed killed

MELBOURNE R.A.A.F. headquarters yesterday announced that Sgt. Andrew Cranston (24), of Brlghton-Le-Sands, Sydney, a pilot of No. 77 Squadron, in Korea, had been reported missing, and was believed killed." - from the Burnie Advocate 12 Mar 1952 (nla.gov.au)