Albert Eric (Bert) THORNTON

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THORNTON, Albert Eric

Service Numbers: V230103, 436120
Enlisted: 25 November 1941
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 462 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 12 March 1923
Home Town: Inverleigh, Golden Plains, Victoria
Schooling: Inverleigh State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Stud Groom
Died: Flying Battle, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2 November 1944, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Hotton War Cemetery
Joint grave VI. C. 4-5 Local Roll of Honour- Inverleigh Victoria Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial, Inverleigh War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

25 Nov 1941: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V230103
25 Nov 1941: Enlisted Private, SN V230103
25 Nov 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V230103
10 Nov 1942: Discharged Private
10 Nov 1942: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V230103
11 Nov 1942: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 436120
11 Nov 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 436120
11 Nov 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, SN 436120
11 Nov 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 436120
11 Nov 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 436120, 4 Initial Training School
16 Sep 1943: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant
16 Mar 1944: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant
10 Jul 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 436120, No. 102 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
1 Sep 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 436120, No. 462 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 436120

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