Don Bennett, AOC

Bennett’s dauntless, energetic, driven personality would be inextricably woven throughout the character of the Path Finder Force.

Born on a cattle ranch in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia on 14 September 1910, Donald Clifford Tyndall Bennett, familiarly known as Don Bennett, was almost 32 years old when he took command of the Path Finder Force. Two decades younger than the Group Commanders who were his peers, he was also unlike them in having an unconventional background for an RAF senior officer …

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