Leslie George STUDMAN

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STUDMAN, Leslie George

Service Number: 415745
Enlisted: 31 January 1942
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 461 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Osborne Park, Perth Western Australia, 30 September 1922
Home Town: Osborne Park, Stirling, Western Australia
Schooling: Perth Modern School, Western Australia 1935
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Flying Battle, Bay of Biscay, 29 November 1943, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Runnymede Memorial Surrey Panel 194 Local Roll of Honour- Perth Western Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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World War 2 Service

31 Jan 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 415745
31 Jan 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force
31 Jan 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 415745, 4 Initial Training School
31 Jan 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 415745
31 Jan 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 415745
15 Jan 1943: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 415745, 11 Personnel Depot and Receiving Centre
15 Apr 1943: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 11 Personnel Depot and Receiving Centre
25 May 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 415745, No. 461 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Graham Padget

Leslie George Studman was the son of George Edward and Daphne Ernestine Studman, of Osborne Park, Western Australia.

Flight Sergeant Leslie George Studman (Wireless Air Gunner) Air Operations was fulfilling his WAG role when (No. 461 Squadron Sunderland aircraft JM 676), was lost over Bay of Biscay, 29 November 1943.

Casualties continued to be high, for one Sunderland from each squadron (Nos 10 and 461) was shot down during the month (November 1943) and widespread searches failed to discover any survivors.

 

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