Warrant Officer Allen John Painting

Service number 412673
Birth Date 1917-02-09
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Whitton
Death Date 1943-11-26
Death Place France
Final Rank Warrant Officer
Service Royal Australian Air Force
Unit No. 180 Squadron (RAF)
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945

Warrant Officer Allen John Painting enlisted to the Royal Australian Air Force on 20 July 1941. After a short period of elementary training, he travelled to Canada for further training under the Empire Air Training Scheme. In March 1943, Warrant Officer painting travelled to England for operational training. He went on to serve as a wireless air gunner with 180 Squadron. On 26 November 1943, during his first operational flight, Warrant Officer Painting was killed when his aircraft was shot down near Cherbourg, Normandy, France. He is buried at Cherbourg Old Communal Cemetery.


  • Roll of Honour:

    No. 180 Squadron (RAF)
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Warrant Officer


Date of birth 09 February 1917
Date of enlistment 20 July 1941
Date of death 26 November 1943