Leo Malcolm DARGIE

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DARGIE, Leo Malcolm

Service Number: 413967
Enlisted: 10 October 1941
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Oamaru, New Zealand, 2 January 1923
Home Town: Randwick, Randwick, New South Wales
Schooling: Technical School Darlinghurst - Sydney Technical College
Occupation: Mechanic
Died: Flying Battle, Isernhagen near Hanover, Germany, 27 September 1943, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Hanover War Cemetery
Plot 4, Row B, Grave 15 Headstone inscription reads:By God's grace a newer life is his, his soul will never die
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

10 Oct 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 413967, Aircrew Training Units
11 Oct 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 413967, Aircrew Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme
17 Oct 1942: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 413967, Aircrew Training Units, Embarked for UK
27 Sep 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 413967, No. 460 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William and Elizaabeth Hendy Dargie of Randwick, NSW

Plane was Lancaster JA861 lost at Isernhafen, near Hanover while on air operations over Hanover.

Prior to enlisting he was employed by Australiam Bitumen Products Pyt. Ltd. Also worked for De Haviland Aircraft Co., Mascot, NSW