Albert Lance COATES

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COATES, Albert Lance

Service Number: 418808
Enlisted: 19 June 1942
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 2 Bombing and Air Gunnery School / No. 3 Air Observers School
Born: Benalla, Victoria Australia, 25 March 1924
Home Town: Daylesford, Hepburn, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Apprentice Carpenter/Joiner
Died: Flying Battle, Normandy France, 6 June 1944, aged 20 years
Cemetery: La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres, France
Plot 11, Row A, Grave 3 , La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres-la-Delivrande, Normandy, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Daylesford War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Pilot Officer, SN 418808
19 Jun 1942: Enlisted Melbourne, Victoria
19 Jun 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 418808, No. 1 Initial Training School
19 Jun 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 418808
12 Sep 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, No. 2 Bombing and Air Gunnery School / No. 3 Air Observers School
4 Mar 1943: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant
5 May 1943: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 418808, Emb. Brisbane for U.K.
4 Sep 1943: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant
9 Nov 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 418808, Air War NW Europe 1939-45
13 Apr 1944: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, 299 Squadron (RAF)

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Biography

Plane was Stirling LJ 855. 299 Sqadron

Rank Pilot Officer - Navigator

Son of James Lance Coates and Mary Coates, of Daylesford, Victoria, Australia