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RAAF De Havilland Mosquito A52-609 at Coomalie, NT (State Library of SA [PRG 1435/4/1], 1945)
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MAGEE, FRANCIS JOHN, DFC

Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:266397
Rank:Flight Lieutenant
Date of Birth:16 November 1919
Place of Birth:Randwick, NSW, Australia
Decorations:Distinguished Flying Cross
Units:No. 31 Squadron, RAAF
No. 1 Air Performance Unit, RAAF

Timeline

23 July 1940Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
21 May 1946Discharged from Royal Australian Air Force.

Citations

Distinguished Flying Cross:
Flying Officer MAGEE has been actively engaged in operational flying as air observer since November 1942, and has, since that date, completed 140 hours of flying against the enemy.
He has proved himself to be a cool and efficient observer and the clear concise manner in which he has reported enemy activity has proved of invaluable assistance to his pilot. As squadron navigator officer his continued efforts have set a high standard of navigation in the unit.
In December 1942 on the occasion of a sudden attack by an enemy aircraft which made a surprise appearance many miles from enemy territory, his vigilence in observing this sudden attack enabled his pilot to successfully take evasive action and return to the base in safety.
Flying Officer MAGEE has always shown courage and devotion to duty of the highest order. His determination and efficiency are an example to his squadron.

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll

References

McDonald, K.N. 1996 Coomalie Charlie's Commandos. Maryborough: Banner Books.

Record updated on 17 December 2017.


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