Lincoln Clapcott DADDS


DADDS, Lincoln Clapcott

Service Number: 417622
Enlisted: 20 June 1942
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 228 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 12 February 1918
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Prince Alfred College
Occupation: Bank clerk
Died: Flying Battle, United Kingdom, 12 June 1944, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Runnymede (Air Forces) Memorial, Surrey, England , Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kapunda District Honour Board, Kapunda District WW2 Honour Roll, Kapunda and District Fallen Soldiers Monument, Nuriootpa District High School Memorial, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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World War 2 Service

20 Jun 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 417622, Adelaide, South Australia
20 Jun 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 417622
12 Jun 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 417622, No. 228 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Juliette Lachemeier

Lincoln was and still is a much loved son, brother, husband, father and grandfather.

On the night of June 12th, 1944, the Sunderland patrol crew, of which he was navigator, did not return. It is presumed that his plane was shot down by an enemy U Boat, as no further signal was received from the plane that night. Lincoln was the only Australian member of his crew, and he was a very popular officer in both his squadron and other squadrons.

His presence has been missed by all who loved and knew him, including this present generation who unfortunatley never had the opportunity to know him. He lives on in all our hearts