Richard (Dick) WEEKES

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WEEKES, Richard

Service Numbers: 437606, NX6397
Enlisted: 3 November 1939
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 576 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Helensburgh, New South Wales, Australia, 3 April 1918
Home Town: Helensburgh, Wollongong, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Air Operations - Attacked by an enemy night fighter, Weyersheim, France, Weyersheim, Bas-Rhin, France, 29 July 1944, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Cronenbourg French National Cemetery, France
L. 9. 14
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, 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 437606
3 Nov 1939: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN NX6397
23 Mar 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, Aircrew Training Units
23 Mar 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 437606
29 Jul 1944: Involvement Flight Sergeant, No. 576 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Lancaster LR299 crashed near Weyersheim, France killing:

Flight Sergeant Richard Weekes 437606 - Son of Alfred and Celeana Weekes of Helensburgh, NSW

Flight Sergeant Stephen Allen Smith 35590 - Son of Stephen and Annie Smith of Newcastle, NSW

Flying Officer Ronald William Brown 417454 - Son of William Octavious and Edith Eliza Ann Brown & Husband of Iris Hall Brown of Prospect, SA