Leonard Burtham HABERECHT

HABERECHT, Leonard Burtham

Service Number: 413377
Enlisted: 17 August 1941, Sydney
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: Operational Training Units (RAF)
Born: Henty, New South Wales, Australia, 28 June 1922
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Scotch College Sydney, Wagga Wagga High, Albury High & Sydney Tech, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Trainee Electrical Mechanic
Died: Accidental, Gallow Hill, Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, 9 September 1943, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery
Plot 51, Section H, Row Q, Grave 250, Haycombe Cemetery, Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, 413377
17 Aug 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, 413377, Sydney
17 Aug 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 413377
24 Aug 1942: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, 413377, Embarked from Sydney for England
9 Sep 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 413377, Operational Training Units (RAF), No. 60

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Leonard Burtham HABERECHT was born in Henty, NSW on 28th June 1922

His parents were Alfred Leonard HABERECHT & Caroline Beatrice HEATHCOTE

He married Babette Josephine HUGHES on 25th July 1942 in Sydney

Leonard died accidentally during Flying Operations while piloting an HX805 Mosquito Aircraft over Swindon in Wiltshire, England and is buried in the Haycombe Cemetery in Bath, Somerset -

He was with the 60 Operational Training Units at High Ercall (RAF Intruders Ace Squadron)

Inscription on his headstone reads: