Geoffrey Ingram STEPHENS

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STEPHENS, Geoffrey Ingram

Service Number: O647
Enlisted: 25 June 1945
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
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: United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Busan, Korea
Pilot Officer Stephens' body was never recovered and is therefore regarded as missing, presumed killed in action
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cootamundra Korean War Memorial, Korean War Memorial (Ipswich, Qld), Lithgow War Memorial, Memorial Lane Murals (Gympie, Qld)
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World War 2 Service

25 Jun 1945: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman

Korean War Service

25 Jun 1950: Involvement Pilot Officer, SN O647, No. 77 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

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