|Object type||Black & white - Digital file TIFF|
|Date made||July-August 1942|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 420098 Sergeant (Sgt, later Flight Sergeant [Flt Sgt]) Leslie Bennett York, ...
Studio portrait of 420098 Sergeant (Sgt, later Flight Sergeant [Flt Sgt]) Leslie Bennett York, RAAF. Sgt York, a labourer from Cootamundra, NSW, joined the RAAF in October 1941, aged 22. He trained at the No. 1 Initial Training School (1ITS) in Somers, Victoria, before going on to qualify as an Air Gunner in July 1942. He was killed a year later, on the night of 25-26 July 1943, when the 51 Squadron RAF Halifax II in which he was flying was lost without trace on a bombing mission to Essen, Germany.