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459 RAAF Squadron


Middle East


Flight Lieutenant William James HAMILTON


Service No. 414245



Date of Birth : 18 February 1913

Place of Birth : Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Date of Enlistment :  17 August 1941

Date of Discharge : 17 October 1945

Rank on Discharge :  Flight Lieutenant

Posting on Discharge : RAF IRAQ PERSIA FORCES


[ William James Hamilton is mentioned in the new book

"Desert Scorpions" -

by Professor Leon Kane-Maguire. ]


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Crew - on Combined Air/Naval Submarine Hunt 7-11th March 1944: Flying a Ventura Mk V


F/Off. J. Morrison, RAAF

F/Off. W.J. Hamilton, RAAF

F/Off. J. Sharpe, RAAF

F/Sgt. J. Foster, RAF


Crew - on the bombing raid against the Radar station at Londa, Crete, 25th August 1944 : Flying a Baltimore Mk V:


F/Off. P.A.W. MacPherson, RAAF

F/Off. W.J. Hamilton, RAAF

WO. G.R. MacKenzie, RAAF

WO. N.A. Fitzpatrick, RAAF


This photo of William Hamilton was taken

just before his death in 1981


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The above photos have been provided

 by William's daughter

Annabelle Christensen who resides in

BURLEIGH BC QUEENSLAND 4220 AUSTRALIA

 

William James HAMILTON