Richard Colin PALFREYMAN

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PALFREYMAN, Richard Colin

Service Number: 436941
Enlisted: 10 June 1943
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 2 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 6 March 1918
Home Town: Epping, Parramatta, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Timor Area, 4 November 1944, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Epping St Alban's Church PALFREYMAN Memorial Window
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 436941
10 Jun 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 2 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

RAAF Mitchell aircraft A47-8 of Number 2 Squadron was hit by ack-ack, burst into flames and crashed into the sea during an attack on barges in a bay three miles west of Atapoepoe (Timor) and all of the crew were killed.  They are commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located at Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT -

Flight Lieutenant Jack Howard Selway 403381 (Pilot) - Son of William Henry and Grace Keturah Selway & Husband of Kathleen Selway of Cremorne, NSW

Warrant Officer John Francis Stormon 415057 - Son of Francis Joseph and Ethel Kathleen Stormon & Husband of Pauline Valentine Stormon of Perth, WA

Warrant Officer Albert Edgar Hawkins 418837 - Son of George and Margaret Hawkins & Husband of Winifred Joy Hawkins of Caulfield, Victoria

Flight Sergeant Richard Colin Palfreyman 436941 - Son of Ernest Caleb and Eleanor Elizabeth May Palfreyman of Epping, NSW

Pilot Officer Harry Benjamin Worman 417438 - Son of Samuel Edward and Doris Teresa Worman of Woodville, SA

Flying Officer Arthur Edmund Pott 405932 (survived crash of Anson W2020 in 1942) - Son of Arthur and Meron Elizabeth Catherine Pott & Husband of Heather Isabel Pott of Buranda, Queensland

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