James William NATTRASS


NATTRASS, James William

Service Number: 442477
Enlisted: 14 August 1943
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 82 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Moonta, South Australia, 27 July 1925
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Accident, At sea - off the coast of Japan, Off Japan, 18 March 1946, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Labuan Memorial, Labuan, Malaysia
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Renmark District Roll of Honour WW2
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World War 2 Service

14 Aug 1943: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 442477
14 Aug 1943: Enlisted Adelaide
14 Aug 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 442477
8 Aug 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 442477, No. 82 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SE Asia 1941-45
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

On the 18th of March 1946 a Mosquito bomber and 3 Mustang fighters were reported missing while on a ferry flight between Okinawa and Bofu in Japan

Two of the Mustang aircraft - A68-770 flown by Flying Officer Murray Geoffrey Short 47460 and A68-773 flown by Flying Officer Alan George Pilkington 406042 - crashed at sea near Kochi with their bodies recovered and they were buried at Yokohama cemetery

The other airmen were last observed near Cape Tsuru but as their bodies were not recovered they are commemorated on the Labuan Memorial -

Flying Officer John Gibson Allan 407213 in Mustang A69-718

Flying Officer James William Nattrass 442477 and Flight Lieutenant George William Saywell 414962 in Mosquito A52-147