William Donald BLACKWELL

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BLACKWELL, William Donald

Service Number: 415497
Enlisted: 9 November 1941
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Footscray, Victoria, 3 November 1915
Home Town: Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove, Western Australia
Schooling: Not known
Occupation: G.P.O. Employee
Died: Lancaster 467 PO-K lost on night bombing raid, Altmerdingsen, Hanover, Germany, 2 January 1944, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Hanover War Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Postmaster General's Department Perth WWII HR
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World War 2 Service

9 Nov 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 415497, Aircrew Training Units
2 Jan 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 415497, No. 467 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

William Donald BLACKWELL was born in Footscray, Victoria on 3rd November, 1915

His parents were Donald Stanley BLACKWELL and Bridget Josephine MILLER

He married Gladys Muriel McNAMARA in Western Australia in 1940