Aircraftman Class 1 Leo Francis BAXENDALE

Service No: 6665
Born: Newcastle NSW, 20 May 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 December 1939
Unit: No. 462 Squadron, Mersa Brega, Libya
Died: Land Mine, Mersa Brega, 12 April 1943, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Eleanor Baxendale, of Auburn, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Balmain NSW
Remembered: Panel 109, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 12 April 1943 Aircraftman Class 1 Baxendale (Fitter Mechanic) was killed when a landmine was accidentally exploded.

Two other RAAF members were slightly wounded:

Leading Aircraftman George Hillhouse Boyd (15444) (Fitter 2A) Discharged from the RAAF: 23 January 1946
Aircraftman Class 1 William John Mervin Collett (34150) (Driver Motor Transport) Discharged from the RAAF: 10 December 1945


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/5/128

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