William GLENDINNING

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GLENDINNING, William

Service Number: 428386
Enlisted: 10 October 1942
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 76 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Prahran, Victoria, Australia, 1 April 1924
Home Town: Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: RAAF Officer
Died: Flying Accident, At sea - off Biak Island, New Guinea, 29 October 1944, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lae Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 428386
10 Oct 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force
29 Oct 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 428386, No. 76 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SW Pacific 1941-45

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Kittyhawk fighter aircraft A29-346 and A29-337 of 76SQN RAAF collided in mid-air and crashed into the sea between Noemfoor Island and Biak Island while on a practice interception with USAAF 13th Squadron P-47 fighters

Pilot Officer Clifford James Williss 437187 (A29-346) and Flying Officer William Glendinning 428386 (A29-337) were killed - their bodies were not recovered and they are commemorated on the Lae Memorial