|Unit||No. 455 Squadron|
|Physical description||Wool cloth|
|Date made||c 1942-1943|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Shoulder titles: RAAF Airman - Sergeant J S Freeth, 455 Squadron RAAF
A pair of embroidered dark blue wool cloth RAAF airman's overseas shoulder titles. 'AUSTRALIA' embroidered in pale blue above a pale blue soaring eagle with its head turned to its left.
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.