Geoffrey Ingram STEPHENS

STEPHENS, Geoffrey Ingram

Service Number: O647
Enlisted: 25 June 1945
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 77 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 27 April 1927
Home Town: Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Audit Clerk
Died: Flying Battle, Korea, 6 January 1951, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Pilot Officer Stephens' body was never recovered and is therefore regarded as missing, presumed killed in action, United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Busan, Korea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cootamundra Korean War Memorial, Gympie Memorial Lane Murals, Hobart Korean Grove, Ipswich Korean War Memorial, Korea United Nations Memorial Cemetery Wall of Remembrance, Lithgow War Memorial, Norfolk Island Korean War Memorial, Wagga Wagga Korean Memorial
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World War 2 Service

25 Jun 1945: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman
25 Jun 1945: Enlisted O647

Korean War Service

25 Jun 1950: Involvement Pilot Officer, O647, No. 77 Squadron (RAAF)
27 Jun 1950: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, O647

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Posthumously awarded the US Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and the US Air Medal.