William Ross BLAIN

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BLAIN, William Ross

Service Numbers: 432648, VX57567
Enlisted: 12 June 1941
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 7 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Warrnambool, Victoria, 13 March 1920
Home Town: Terang, Corangamite, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental, Arafura Sea, Cape York, Queensland, 13 June 1944, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
At Sea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Sydney Memorial (Sydney War Cemetery) Rookwood
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 432648
12 Jun 1941: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN VX57567
12 Jun 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN VX57567
5 Jan 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 432648, No. 7 Squadron (RAAF)
5 Jan 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 432648
5 Jan 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 432648
5 Jan 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 432648, No. 7 Squadron (RAAF), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5 Jan 1943: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN VX57567
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 432648

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Biography

Plane was Beaufort A9-220

Rank - Flying Officer

Also served in the militia

Son of Leslie Sydney and Daisie Blain, of Terang, Victoria.