Tasman Leonard WILLIAMS

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WILLIAMS, Tasman Leonard

Service Number: 408462
Enlisted: 18 June 1942, Hobart, Tasmania
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 466 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Derby, Tasmania, 12 July 1923
Home Town: Derby, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), Jackstede, Germany, 15 October 1944, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Sage War Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Derby WW2 Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

18 Jun 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 408462, Hobart, Tasmania
15 Oct 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 408462, No. 466 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography

AC Williams enlisted in the RAAF in June 1942, he trained as a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner (WAG) under the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) in Australia and Canada, and after being promoted to Pilot Officer (PO), was posted to 466 Squadron at RAF Station Driffield, Yorkshire. He was listed as missing when his Halifax bomber, serial number MZ299, radio call sign HD-H (H-How), failed to return from an operational sortie over Wilhelmshaven, Germany, on the night of 15/16 October 1944. After the war it was determined that MZ299 had crashed at Jackstede, Germany, and had killed six of the seven crew, including PO Williams, aged 21.

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