Qualification brevet: RAAF pilots wings : Sergeant J S Freeth, 455 Squadron RAAF

Unit No. 455 Squadron
Accession Number REL25224
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Wool cloth with cotton embroidery
Maker Unknown
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Embroidered cloth RAAF pilots wings on dark blue cloth. White wings and 'RAAF' within a pale blue wreath.

History / Summary

Associated with 411768 Sergeant John Samuel Freeth , who served with 455 Squadron RAAF. He was credited with sinking a submarine by bombing it with depth charges in April 1943. Freeth was killed on exercise over the north Sea on 24 May 1943, when his aircraft collided with a Beaufighter.