Leonard FORRESTER

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FORRESTER, Leonard

Service Number: 405580
Enlisted: 26 April 1941
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Herberton, Queensland, Australia, 28 July 1921
Home Town: Herberton, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Local Authority Shire Clerk
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Staffordshire, England, 19 October 1942, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Fradley (St Stephen) Churchyard
Row 5 - Grave 2
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 405580
26 Apr 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 405580, No. 2 Initial Training School
26 Apr 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 405580
26 Apr 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 405580
24 May 1941: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman
13 Jun 1941: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, SN 405580, Embarked Sydney for Canada
19 Jan 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant
19 Feb 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer
25 Feb 1942: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 405580, Embarked Canada for United Kingdom
19 Jul 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer
25 Sep 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 405580, No. 460 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 405580

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Manchester R5780 of 460SQN Conversion Flight crashed near Fradley Village, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England with all crew killed:

Wood, Roger Wyndham (Pilot Officer) 408768 RAAF

Murphy, Denis Michael (Pilot Officer) 404146 RAAF

Forrester, Leonard (Pilot Officer) 405580 RAAF

Horner, Reginald Dudley (Flying Officer) 101554 RAF

Dobell, Sidney (Aircraftman) 1575906 RAF

Hodges, Dennis William (Aircraftman) 1157240 RAF