Gerald Ware (Gerry) COPELAND


COPELAND, Gerald Ware

Service Number: 406548
Enlisted: 1 February 1941
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 78 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Kalgoorlie Western Australia , 16 June 1914
Home Town: Cue, Cue, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Assayer & Metallurgist
Died: Flying Battle, Germany, 4 May 1942, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Hamburg Cemetery, Germany
Plot 10A. Row H. Grave 9. Local Roll of Honour- Kalgoorlie Western Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Pilot Officer, SN 406548
1 Feb 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 406548, 4 Initial Training School (Victor Harbour)
1 Mar 1941: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman
27 Jun 1941: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant
9 Dec 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 406548, No. 78 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
30 Apr 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer

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