John Henry FRIDAY

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FRIDAY, John Henry

Service Number: 19923
Enlisted: 11 December 1940
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: 1 Service Flying Training School
Born: Bonnie Doon, Victoria, 21 June 1914
Home Town: Bonnie Doon, Mansfield, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft accident, Point Cook Aerodrome, Victoria, 13 September 1943, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

11 Dec 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 19923, 1 Service Flying Training School
3 Sep 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 19923, 1 Service Flying Training School, Empire Air Training Scheme

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of John Henry and Elizabeth Friday of Bonnie Doon, Victoria

 

Mid-air collision between RAAF Oxford training aircraft HN271 and AS615 over the Salt Lake to the north-east of Point Cook aerodrome, Victoria - aircrew killed:

Pilot of AS615 (no other crew) - Leading Aircraftman John Henry Friday 19923

Crew of HN271 - Leading Aircraftman Vincent Martin Purkiss 432972 & Leading Aircraftman Noel James Harper 430167