Leading Aircraftman Lionel Leslie BLOOM

Service No: 423303
Born: Sydney NSW, 9 January 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 June 1942
Unit: No. 5 Service Flying Training School, Uranquinty NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-582), near Marrar NSW, 23 April 1943, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Wagga Wagga General Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Lionel and Helen Bloom, of Warrawee
Roll of Honour: Warrawee NSW
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: St. James World War 1, World War 2, and Combined Honour Rolls, Turramurra NSW

At 0845 hours on 23 April 1943, Wirraway A20-582 crashed seven miles north of Marrar, New South Wales, near Mumale Bale homestead and Leading Aircraftman Bloom was killed during a solo cross country low level flight.   The aircraft hit some trees and crashed, burning on impact.


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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/5/141; A9845, 197
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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