Thomas Lancelot THRELKELD

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THRELKELD, Thomas Lancelot

Service Number: 761
Enlisted: 5 February 1940
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia, 16 April 1918
Home Town: Vaucluse, Waverley, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Collector
Died: Flying Battle, El Adem, Libya, 16 February 1942, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Plot 15. Row F. Grave 8. Local Roll of Honour - Parramatta, NSW
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane No 3 Squadron Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 761
5 Feb 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 761, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
5 Feb 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Air Cadet, SN 761, No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School
28 Jun 1940: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer
28 Dec 1940: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer
9 Jan 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 761, No. 5 Squadron (RAAF)
5 Dec 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 761, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF), Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flying Officer Threlkeld 761 in Kittyhawk AK691 of 3SQN was killed when his aircraft was shot down near El Adem

He was in a group of five Kittyhawk fighters from 3SQN that took off to intercept German bombers 10 miles south-east of El Adem - he was shot down by a Messerschmitt 109 fighter escort