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Leading Aircraftman Ian Duncan ROBINSON

459 RAAF Squadron

Service No. 56054

Date of Birth: 13 Nov 1921

Place of Birth: ARMADALE, VIC

Date of Enlistment: 18 May 1942

Date of Discharge: 18 Feb 1946

Rank: Leading Aircraftman

Date of Death: 15 Apr 2010

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An Australian Fitter IIE (Engines) with 459 - he received his 6 months engineering training with the NO. OTU, at first when it was based at Bairnsdale, Vic, and later when it moved to East Sale (where a big aerodrome had opened and they worked mainly on Beaufort engines.)  Ian worked there for a few weeks before receiving news that he was to be posted overseas.  He left on an American boat and headed to Bombay.  I was to join 459 Squadron at Gambut in November 1943, and he stayed with that unit until it was disbanded in 1945.

my father is the one on the port wing behind prop with dark cap and hand on hip
459 on the move
459 sqn Christmas menu
crash landing
459sqn desert windsock
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