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EAGERTY, EDWARD JOHN

Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Rank:Pilot Officer
Date of Birth:7 August 1913
Place of Birth:Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Date of Death:23 March 1937 (Aged 23 years)
Units:No. 5 Squadron, RAAF
No. 21 Squadron, RAAF †

Timeline

15 July 1935Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Air Cadet on Enlistment.
Posted to No. 1 Flying Training School, RAAF.
1 July 1936Promoted to Pilot Officer.
31 August 1936Posted to No. 5 Squadron, RAAF.
12 October 1936Posted to No. 21 Squadron, RAAF.
23 March 1937 †Bulldog A12-8: Aircraft crashed into Port Phillip Bay, approximately 5 miles from Point Cook, during air-to-air camera-gun exercises.

Physical Description

Height: 5 feet 10½ inches 179.07 cm
Weight: 152 lbs 68.95 kg
Chest Measurement: 34¾ / 37½ inches 88.27 / 95.25 cm
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Auburn

References

Anon. 1937 Air force plane down in bay. The Argus. 24 March 1937. Archived at <https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11051884>.

Anon. 1937 Parachute found. The Argus. 25 March 1937. Archived at <https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11052143>.

Anon. 1937 Requiem for Pilot-Officer Eagerty. Advocate. 15 April 1937. Archived at <https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/171928636>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, EAGERTY EDWARD JOHN : Date of birth - 07 Aug 1913 : Place of birth - MELBOURNE VIC : Place of enlistment - POINT COOK VIC : Next of Kin - EAGERTY M, A9300, EAGERTY E J.

Record updated on 25 May 2018.


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