Geoffrey Vincent COURTNEY


COURTNEY, Geoffrey Vincent

Service Number: 411290
Enlisted: 28 April 1941, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Balmain North, New South Wales, 28 January 1918
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Off north coast of Scotland, North Sea, 16 May 1943, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 411290
28 Apr 1941: Enlisted Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
16 Oct 1941: Embarked From Sydney

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Son of Leonard and Ivy Vera Edna Courtney; husband of Isobel Therese Courtney, of Baan Baa, New South Wales, Australia.

Plaen was Hamden AM 148. 455 Sqaudron. Plane was returned after target practice with the Navy. While returning smoke was seen to be coming from the starboard engine. Pilot jettisoned the torpedo and the plane slawoly gained height and made good progress for nearly an hour then it was seen to lose and at 600 feet the plane went into a spin and crashed in to the sea. Accompanying plane saw no survivors