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

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

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.