Pilot Officer Neil Hartley SHILLABEER

Service No: 407459
Born: Croydon SA, 17 November 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 October 1940
Unit: No. 450 Squadron
Died: Air Operations (No. 450 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft ET 1029), Egypt, 29 August 1942, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Hubert Hurtle Shillabeer and Alice May Shillabeer; husband of Alice Adele Shillabeer, of Mount Wedge, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Oakbank SA
Remembered: Column 265, Alamein Memorial, Egypt
Remembered: Panel 105, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Pilot Officer Shillabeer’s combat claim is one Bf109 on 27 May 1942.

Pilot Officer Shillabeer is believed to have been shot down during air operations near Mersa Matruh, Egypt, on 29 August 1942.


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 A9300, SHILLABEER N H


Brown, R. (Russell) Desert Warriors Australian P-40 Pilots at War in the Middle East and North Africa 1941-1943, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 2000
Ilbery, P.L.T. (Peter Leslie Thomas) (422957) Hatching an Air Force: 2SFTS, 5SFTS, 1BFTS Uranquinty and Wagga Wagga, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 2002

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