George Clarence CURLE

CURLE, George Clarence

Service Number: 207732
Enlisted: 19 March 1939
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia, 27 September 1914
Home Town: Chullora, Bankstown, New South Wales
Schooling: Bankstown Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Radio Technician 2BL Sydney
Died: Ground Accident, Cairo, Egypt, Middle East, 17 March 1941, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
Grave number 200 , Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane No 3 Squadron Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

19 Mar 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Corporal, 207732
19 Mar 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 207732, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
3 Sep 1939: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 207732
15 Jul 1940: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 207732
7 Jan 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 207732, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF), Libya/North Africa

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Sergeant George Clarence Curle 207732 RAAF was accidentally shot in Cairo, Egypt and died at the 15th Scottish General Hospital

When 3 Squadron changed from being a Westland Lysander equipped army co-operation squadron to being a single-seat fighter squadron equipped with Gloster Gauntlets and Gloster Gladiators, their wireless operator / air gunners and photographers were no longer needed and were transferred to other units. Sergeant Curle was transferred to HQ 202 Group RAF on 7/1/41 then to the Blenheim equipped Number 55 Squadron on 10/2/41

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