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Leading Aircraftman Leslie HALL (1134150) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Circumstances of Death:

Death of Death 1945-03-01 Age : 39 years.

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Burial/Commemoration Details : Column 453. at Singapore Memorial, Singapore


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Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/802Sergeant H J L Hallowes: injured; Hurricane N2585 in air operations over Northern France, 7 June 1940.C14502473
AIR81/6204Leading Aircraftman P L Hall: injured; aircraft accident, Oxford T1243, 6 Service Flying Training Unit, 2 May 1941.C16755502

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