|Service:||Royal Australian Air Force|
|Date of Birth:||20 May 1919|
|Place of Birth:||Hamilton, Victoria, Australia|
|Date of Death:||15 December 1942 (Aged 23 years)|
|Decorations:||Distinguished Flying Cross|
|Units:||No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF †|
via Rick Hanning
|15 December 1942||Hudson A16-36: Aircraft shot down by Japanese ground fire while dropping supplies near Soputa.|
Distinguished Flying Cross:
In February, 1942, this officer took part in a low level attack on enemy destroyers and transports, in the face of intense fire, at Gasmata, New Britain. Later in February he carried out a single daylight reconnaissance of enemy shipping at Rabaul. In spite of being attacked by enemy fighters and ground defences and having his gunner killed and aircraft damaged he completed his reconnaissance and returned over 500 miles to his base with extremely valuable information.
|Cemetery:||PORT MORESBY (BOMANA) WAR CEMETERY|
|Grave:||A6. E. 20.|
World War 2 Nominal Roll
The London Gazette - Distinguished Flying Cross Citation (April 10, 1942)
Record updated on 15 December 2017.
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