William David BLACKSTOCK

BLACKSTOCK, William David

Service Number: 404230
Enlisted: 9 July 1940, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 459 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Southport, Queensland, Australia, 21 January 1921
Home Town: Blackall, Blackall Tambo, Queensland
Schooling: Toowoomba Anglican College, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Mediterranean Sea, 15 June 1942, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Alamein Memorial (El Alamein), Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Toowoomba Anglican College Faithful Unto Death
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World War 2 Service

9 Jul 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), 404230, Brisbane, Queensland
19 Jul 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, 404230
15 Jun 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, 404230, No. 459 Squadron (RAAF), Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Lockheed Hudson V9022 of Number 459 Squadron RAAF was lost in the Central Mediterranean area

All of the crew are commemorated on the Alamein Memorial to the missing at El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt

Flying Officer William David Blackstock 404230

Flight Sergeant Norman Clarence Darr 402917

Flying Officer Alan Howard Durrell 403262

Flight Sergeant Robert David Powell 404862


Son of Samuel and Jessie Muriel Blackstock, of Blackall, Queensland

Plane was a Hudson V9022 of 459 Squadron