LINDSEY [DFM], Robert Collyer

"Sgt Lindsey has taken part in operational flying against the enemy continuously since the outbreak of hostilities against Japan. He has participated in bombing raids against Ambon and Koepang,and, in the course of operations has displayed outstanding skill, courage and devotion to duty. In the course of these operations Sgt Lindsey has completed 419 operational hours."

Last Name
LINDSEY [DFM]
Given Names
Robert Collyer
Service Number
406218
Distinguished Flying Medal
YES
Date of Birth
30/11/1918
Birth Location
Albany W.A
Enlistment Date
12/09/1940
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
17/10/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 6
Intake Date
17/10/1940
Finish Date
05/04/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
09/07/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
2 SQN
Rank
Flying Officer
Operations
Air ops. from Australia Timor
Date of Death
09/07/1943
Age
24
Cemetery / Memorial
Ambon Memorial Indonesia
Medals
Distinguished Flying Medal
Notes

"Sgt Lindsey has taken part in operational flying against the enemy continuously since the outbreak of hostilities against Japan. He has participated in bombing raids against Ambon and Koepang,and, in the course of operations has displayed outstanding skill, courage and devotion to duty. In the course of these operations Sgt Lindsey has completed 419 operational hours."

Posting on Death
2 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - Lindsey Robert - Service Number 406218 (Citation Report_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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