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ADAMSON Ian William (Bill)

Service number 428272 Royal Australian Air Force

Bill attended Beaconsfield State School from February 1936 – December 1938. Then Dandenong High School February 1939 – December 1941.

Bill in his youth enjoyed football, cricket, swimming, tennis and athletics.

25 November, 1942

On the 10 October 1945 Bill piloted a flight that took off from Bamaga Airfield, Cape York, Queensland. After flying 120 miles, the left engine cut out and the aircraft attempted to return to base. After landing at the airport there was no break pressure and the aircraft a DAP Beaufort Mark V111 ran off the runway, none of the passengers were injured.

Prior to Bills discharge in November 1946 he married Mildred Kathleen Charlotte Armstrong in Claremont Western Australia.

1 February, 1946

After the war Bill and Kathleen lived in Claremont and various other suburbs in Western Australia. They had two sons Peter and David Ian.

Bill died on the 29 September 1990, Mt Pleasant Western Australia and is buried at the Fremantle Cemetery.

Name ADAMSON Ian William (Bill)
Service Number 428272
Rank Warrant Officer
Unit 37 Squadron
Conflict Second World War 1939-1945
Date of enlistment
9 October 1942
Locality on Enlistment Melbourne
Served Papua New Guinea
Date of discharge 6 November 1946
Medals awarded War Medal 1939-1945 and Australia Service Medal 1939-1945
Born 15 April 1924 Berwick
Parents John Adamson and Elaine May Pell
Married Kathleen Armstrong 2 February 1946 Claremont Western Australia
Occupation Insurance Clerk