British War Medal 1939-45 : Sergeant J S Freeth, 455 Squadron RAAF

Unit No. 455 Squadron
Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL25227.004
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Cupro nickel
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1946
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

British War Medal 1939-45. Impressed around edge with recipient's details.

History / Summary

Associated with 411768 Sergeant John Samuel Freeth, 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.