Wallace CHISHOLM

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CHISHOLM, Wallace

Service Number: 407410
Enlisted: 12 October 1940
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 17 October 1910
Home Town: Fullarton, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Unley High School
Occupation: Insurance Officer
Died: Flying Battle, Semarang, East Java, Java, Netherlands East Indies, 1 March 1942, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Jakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia
Jakarta War Cemetery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

12 Oct 1940: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 407410
12 Oct 1940: Enlisted Adelaide
12 Oct 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 407410
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

S.A. Pilot
Officer Missing
Mrs. H. N. Chisholm, of Foster street, Fullarton, has been informed that her husband, Pilot - Officer Wallace Chisholm is missing as a result of operations in Java. Pilot- Officer Chisholm gained his observers wings in July last year, and left for Singapore in August.
Before enlisting in the Air Force ne was a lieutenant in the 27th Battalion Militia. Pilot-Officer Chisholm, who was previously employed by the T. and G. Assurance Society Ltd., was educated at Unley High School.
He is the son of Mrs. and the late Mr. G. R. Chisholm.

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flying Officer Wallace Chisholm 407410 RAAF and Squadron Leader Wilkins 33204 RAF of 100SQN RAF were killed when Vickers Vildebeest K6377 was shot down near Semarang, East Java

Flight Lieutenant Victor Lloyd Percival Ryan 407457 survived and became a Prisoner of War - he was discharged from the RAAF in July 1946