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459 RAAF Squadron

Middle East

Flight Lieutenant William James HAMILTON

Service No. 414245

Date of Birth : 18 February 1913

Place of Birth : Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Date of Enlistment :  17 August 1941

Date of Discharge : 17 October 1945

Rank on Discharge :  Flight Lieutenant

Posting on Discharge : RAF IRAQ PERSIA FORCES

[ William James Hamilton is mentioned in the new book

"Desert Scorpions" -

by Professor Leon Kane-Maguire. ]


Crew - on Combined Air/Naval Submarine Hunt 7-11th March 1944: Flying a Ventura Mk V

F/Off. J. Morrison, RAAF

F/Off. W.J. Hamilton, RAAF

F/Off. J. Sharpe, RAAF

F/Sgt. J. Foster, RAF

Crew - on the bombing raid against the Radar station at Londa, Crete, 25th August 1944 : Flying a Baltimore Mk V:

F/Off. P.A.W. MacPherson, RAAF

F/Off. W.J. Hamilton, RAAF

WO. G.R. MacKenzie, RAAF

WO. N.A. Fitzpatrick, RAAF

This photo of William Hamilton was taken

just before his death in 1981


The above photos have been provided

 by William's daughter

Annabelle Christensen who resides in



William James HAMILTON