George Worland RANKIN

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RANKIN, George Worland

Service Numbers: 427742, W8117
Enlisted: 6 March 1941
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Fremantle. Western Australia , 3 July 1913
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: James Street Public School - Perth Boys School, Western Australia
Occupation: Caretaker
Died: Flying Battle, Germany, 2 March 1945, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Hotton War Cemetery
Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 2. Local Roll of Honour - Perth W. A., Hotton War Cemetery, Hotton, Wallonie, Belgium
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 427742
6 Mar 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN W8117, 11 Infantry Battalion AMF
18 Sep 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 427742
18 Sep 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 427742, No. 4 Initial Training School Victor Harbor
27 Mar 1943: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman
19 Aug 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, SN 427742, No. 1 Wireless Air Gunnery School Ballarat
3 Feb 1944: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant
22 Mar 1944: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 427742, Emb. Sydney for U.K.
4 Jul 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 427742, Operational Training Units (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
3 Aug 1944: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant
30 Nov 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 427742, No. 460 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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