© 2009 454 & 459 RAAF Squadrons


454 & 459 RAAF Squadrons


Middle East

 


Wing Commander Charles Edgar PAYNE


RAAF No. 164



Service No. 423935


Charles Payne is mentioned frequently in the new book "Desert Scorpions" - by Professor Leon Kane-Maguire.


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 Date of Birth :  20 Feb 1911


Place of Birth : Corryong, Victoria


Date of Enlistment : 2 November 1944


Date of Discharge : April 1945


Rank : Wing Commander


Postings:


Regular Air force officer No. 164 (RAF)

No. 454 Sqn

RAAF No. 459 Sqn. 2.11.-Apr 1945

RAF No. 172 Sqn


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Arriving at Berka to take over command on the evening of 2nd November 1944 was Wing Commander Charles Payne, another pre-war RAAF officer, he had been serving as a Flight Commander with 454 Squadron in Italy before his posting to No. 459 Squadron. He led the squadron until it disbanded in April 1945.

Charles Edgar PAYNE