Flight Lieutenant Hartley Banks DELAND

Service No: 407572
Born: Adelaide SA, 14 November 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 November 1940
Unit: No. 87 Squadron (Detachment Rabaul PNG)
Died: Ground Accident, Singapore, 24 March 1946, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles C. Deland and Constance Ruby Deland, of Parkside, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Unley SA
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Flight Lieutenant Deland survived a mid-air collision at Mount Gambier, South Australia, on 12 July 1941 in which Leading Aircraftman Lance Lorimer Andrew (408203) was killed.

On 24 March 1946, Flight Lieutenant Deland was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Singapore. Flying Officer Joseph Massey (185868) (RAFVR) was also fatally injured in the accident and died on 25 March 1946.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
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, 166/9/819

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