Colin Cecil Oliver ('Bluey') HELLYER

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HELLYER, Colin Cecil Oliver

Service Number: 412443
Enlisted: 19 July 1941, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 139 Squadron (RAF) - 'Jamaica'
Born: Wahroonga , New South Wales, 2 March 1922
Home Town: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Schooling: Queanbeyan Public School, Telopea Park Primary & Intermediate High School & Canberra High School
Occupation: Lithograph assistant
Died: Killed in Action - lost in a night bombing raid, Germany, 20 August 1943, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

19 Jul 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, SN 412443, Sydney, New South Wales
20 Jul 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 412443, Aircrew Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme
20 Aug 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 412443, No. 139 Squadron (RAF) - 'Jamaica' , Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Colin Cecil Oliver HELLYER was born on 2nd March, 1922 at Wahroonga, Sydney

His parents were Cecil William HELLYER and Daisy Anna JANSON - he was their only son