John Douglas BELL

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BELL, John Douglas

Service Numbers: V57911, 409885
Enlisted: 18 October 1938
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: 7 Service Flying Training School
Born: Ararat, Victoria, Australia, 15 July 1919
Home Town: Ararat, Ararat, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Accident, Deniliquin, New South Wales, Australia, 27 October 1942, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Ararat General Cemetery
Presbyterian Plot. Grave 3901. (GRM/3)
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

18 Oct 1938: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V57911
18 Oct 1938: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V57911
3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN 409885
7 Nov 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, 7 Service Flying Training School
7 Nov 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 409885
7 Nov 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 409885
Date unknown: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V57911
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 409885

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Leading Aircraftman John Douglas Bell of 7SFTS Deniliquin was killed in the loss of Wirraway A20-8 at Deniliquin, NSW - he was on a solo flight

Son of John Matthew and Alice Bell of Ararat, Victoria