Arthur Neville AUSTIN


AUSTIN, Arthur Neville

Service Number: 411726
Enlisted: 25 May 1941
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 4 November 1919
Home Town: Homebush, Strathfield, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Grammar School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Estate agent
Died: Flying Battle, Mediterranean Sea off Libya, 14 January 1943, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Local Roll of Honour - Strathfield, NSW
Memorials: Alamein Memorial (El Alamein), Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 411726
25 May 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 411726, No. 2 Initial Training School
5 Mar 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant
12 Apr 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer
23 Jul 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 411726, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF), Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre
12 Oct 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Arthur Neville AUSTIN was born in Sydney, NSW on 4th November, 1919

His parents were Arthur John Samuel & Elizabeth AUSTIN

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flying Officer Austin 411726 in Kittyhawk FL277 of 3SQN was killed when his aircraft was shot down off the coast near Sirte - his body was not recovered and he is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt

He was part of an armed reconnaissance over the Gheddahia area when German fighters were intercepted; during the resulting combat his aircraft was last seen following an enemy aircraft towards the coast