John Wilbert MCLEOD

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MCLEOD, John Wilbert

Service Number: 418296
Enlisted: 15 May 1942
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 576 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Benalla, Victoria, Australia, 17 September 1923
Home Town: Bundoora, Banyule, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Le Mans, France, 7 May 1944, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Bayeux War Cemetery, Normandy, France
Collective grave in Section XXIX Row H 21 - 26
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 418296
15 May 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, Aircrew Training Units
15 May 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 418296, No. 576 Squadron (RAF)
7 May 1944: Involvement Flight Sergeant, No. 576 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Lancaster ND783 of 576SQN RAF crashed near Le Mans, France killing:

Warrant Officer Arthur Henry Biltoft 414192 - son of Arthur and Josephine Tate Biltoft of Sarina, Queensland

Flight Sergeant Arthur Reginald Jackson 429953 - son of John Edward and Elizabeth Jackson of Hindmarsh, SA

Flight Sergeant John Wilbert McLeod 418296 - son of Walter Wilbert McLeod and Mary Christina McLeod of Bundoora, Victoria