Bruce William BENNETT


BENNETT, Bruce William

Service Number: 420637
Enlisted: 9 November 1941
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 16 July 1915
Home Town: Centennial Park, Randwick, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Duco Sprayer
Died: Flying Battle, Goulds, Netherlands, 12 June 1943, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands
Plot 20, Row J, Grave 4
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 420637
9 Nov 1941: Enlisted Sydney
9 Nov 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 420637, No. 2 Initial Training School
31 Jan 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman
20 Aug 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer
20 Feb 1943: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer
13 Apr 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 420637, No. 460 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Plane was Lancaster HO 4960

Rank - Flying Officer

Medals:1939-45 Star, Aircrew Europe Star and Clasp, Atlantic Star, War Medal 1939-45, Australian Service Medal

Son of Bert and Bertha Adele Bennett; husband of Mavis Minnie Bennett, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.