Colin Alfred COLES

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COLES, Colin Alfred

Service Number: 404953
Enlisted: 5 January 1941
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: Aircrew Training Units
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 28 March 1919
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Saskatchewan, Canada, 1 December 1941, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Humboldt (Municipal) Cemetery, Humboldt, Canada
Soldiers Plot - Row 2 - Grave 12
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Coorparoo Presbyterian Memorial Church WW2 Honour Roll
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN 404953
5 Jan 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 404953, Aircrew Training Units
5 Jan 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 404953

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Fairey Battle training aircraft 2067 (RAF L5337) from Number 5 Bombing and Gunnery School RCAF crashed on the ice on Quill Lake five miles from the Dafoe aerodrome in Saskatchewan, Canada killing:

Leading Aircraftman Colin Alfred Coles 404953 RAAF

Leading Aircraftman Ronald Kenneth Crothers 411126 RAAF

Sergeant Joseph Leandre Gilles Cote R/56362 RCAF