|Squadron/s||41 SQN RAF|
|Rank On Discharge/Death||Flying Officer (FLGOFF)|
|Mustering / Specialisation||Pilot|
|Date of Birth||19 Mar 1916|
|Contributing Author/s||Phil Listemann|
Updated by Vince Conant
May 2014, The Spitfire Association
Posted from No 55 OTU to complete his tour.
Born on the 19th of March 1916 in New South Wales and known to all as “Freddie”.
First tour in England with No. 452 (RAAF) Squadron in May and June 1942, then with No. 41 Squadron in August 1942 to January 1943.
Repatriated back to Australia and posted to No 55 OUT at the end of his tour.
No more operational postings. Had two confirmed victories, one being shared, No. 457 Squadron, Darwin, 1943.
To have flown with the famous RAF 41 Squadron and then to come home to fly with the battle-hardened 457 RAAF Squadron is testimony enough to the dedication and flying skills of Fred.