Sergeant Noel Lewis John BUNDARA

Service No: 9239
Born: Preston VIC, 26 October 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 February 1940
Unit: No. 23 Service Flying Training School (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident, Southern Rhodesia, 29 May 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery, Zimbabwe
CWGC Additional Information: Foster-son of Lily May Stevens, of Rye, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Preston VIC
Remembered: Panel 134, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 29 May 1942, Sergeant Bundara, a student pilot flying solo, was killed in a mid-air collision at Heany aerodrome, Rhodesia. Also killed were Sergeant John Kenneth Wray (1451028) (RAFVR) and Flight Lieutenant Richard William Stokes (42027) (RAF).


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, 163/94/222
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line


Winter, V.A. (Vincent Adams) Noble Six Hundred: the story of the Empire Air Training Scheme with special reference to Australians who trained in Southern Rhodesia, V.A. Winter Brighton VIC 3186, 1982

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