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1909
My father, Leonard Breen, was born 10 December 1909 in Kew, Melbourne, VIC.

1909-1941

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1941
My father, Leonard Breen, was born 10 December 1909 in Kew, Melbourne, VIC. The 'Love of his Life', Mary Costello, was born in Paisley, Scotland on 24 April 1919. They were married in Darwin, NT, Australia. Their darling daughter, Maureen Elizabeth, was born 14 August 1941.

1942
On 3 November 1942 my father dies when the plane (an RAAF Wirraway A20-109) in which he was 'navigator', crashed landed on Dee Why beach (near Sydney, NSW). He was 32 years of age.
1943
June 5: I was born, Leonard Vincent Francis Breen, in Brighton, a suburb of Melbourne.
Stayed for a short time with 'Uncle Vin', my father's oldest brother and his family, Eunice (Nanny) and Elva, at 17 McNamara Street, West Preston, N17.
1944
January: Mother, sister and I moved into 57 May Street, West Preston, N18:
Began looking for my father.

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