Alex Allan BUCK

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BUCK, Alex Allan

Service Number: 2592
Enlisted: 30 March 1937
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: General Reconnaissance School
Born: STROUD, NSW, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Aircraft accident), Off New South Wales Coast, Australia, 7 April 1945, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bairnsdale Royal Australian Air Force Memorial, Rutherford Royal Newcastle Aero Club Roll of Honor, Sydney Memorial (Sydney War Cemetery) Rookwood
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World War 2 Service

30 Mar 1937: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, SN 2592
30 Mar 1937: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 2592, General Reconnaissance School
30 Mar 1937: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 2592, General Reconnaissance School
3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Lieutenant, SN 2592
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 2592, General Reconnaissance School

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Henry Joseph and Amy Mary Buck

Husband of Amy Dorothea Buck of Dungog, NSW

Avro Anson aircraft W2244 of General Reconnaissance Squadron Bairnsdale was reported missing at sea off Crescent Head, NSW with the loss of all personnel on board.  Commemorated on the Sydney Memorial are:

Flight Lieutenant Thomas Archibald Meiklejohn 405635

Flight Lieutenant Alec Allan Buck 2592

Flight Lieutenant Francis John Butcher 253245

Flight Lieutenant Douglas Hardy Byerley 405439

Aircraftwoman Margaret Jones Carey (nee Traynor) 105088 of the Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF) 

Further details here (recordsearch.naa.gov.au)

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