Lionel Leslie BLOOM

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BLOOM, Lionel Leslie

Service Number: 423303
Enlisted: 20 June 1942
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: 5 Service Flying Training School
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 9 January 1924
Home Town: Warrawee, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Marrar, New South Wales, Australia, 23 April 1943, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Wagga Wagga General Cemetery
C of E Section I Grave 267 (GRM/2)
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lithgow War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN 423303
20 Jun 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 423303, 5 Service Flying Training School

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

LAC Bloom 423303 was killed in the loss of 5SFTS Wirraway aircraft A20-582 near Marrar in NSW when on a solo low-level cross-country flight his aircraft struck trees and crashed