Bert Raymond BRADLEY

BRADLEY, Bert Raymond

Service Numbers: N99742, O11347, 414301
Enlisted: 2 September 1940
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 11 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 25 May 1922
Home Town: Leichhardt, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Natural causes, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia , 15 June 1976, aged 54 years
Cemetery: Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, NSW
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World War 2 Service

2 Sep 1940: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN N99742
2 Sep 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN N99742
12 Sep 1941: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN N99742
13 Sep 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN O11347
13 Sep 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force
13 Sep 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN O11347
8 Aug 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 414301, No. 11 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SW Pacific 1941-45
30 Nov 1951: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN O11347
Date unknown: Involvement Gunner, SN N99742

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Bert Raymond Bradley died on the 15th of June 1976 - Death Notice in the Sydney Morning Herald

On the 28th of September 1948 Flight Lieutenant Bert Raymond Bradley 414301 (O11347) and Warrant Officer John Dean Lea 442553 (A4436) were the only two survivors when Catalina Flying Boat A24-381 of Number 11 Squadron crashed on Lord Howe Island - seven of the crew were killed:

SMITH, Malcolm Donald (Flight Lieutenant) 403541

McCOY, James Baker (Flight Lieutenant) 439317

KELLER, William David (Flight Lieutenant) 1636

McKENZIE, Alex (Flight Lieutenant) 38188

BACON, Sidney Howard (Warrant Officer) 32007

SALIS, Donald Edward (Warrant Officer) 3982

PIERCY, Sydney Lionel (Sergeant) 415876

[Flight Lieutenant Bradley was discharged from the RAAF on the 30th of November 1951 after being found guilty of theft of RAAF property at a Court Martial held at Headquarters Eastern Area]

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