John Gordon MASLEN

MASLEN, John Gordon

Service Number: 416356
Enlisted: 24 May 1941
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: No. 6 Service Flying Training School Mallala
Born: Knightsbridge, South Australia, Australia, 19 March 1921
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental, Mallala, South Australia, Mallala, South Australia, Australia, 14 October 1941, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Cheltenham Cemetery, South Australia
Section: L Drive: C Path: 11(22) Site Number: 401N, Port Adelaide and Suburban Cemetery, Cheltenham, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mallala Ansons W2254 and W2257 Crash Site
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World War 2 Service

24 May 1941: Involvement 416356
24 May 1941: Enlisted Adelaide
24 May 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, 416356
14 Oct 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, 416356, No. 6 Service Flying Training School Mallala
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Mid-Air collision of Avro Anson W2254 & W2257 of 6 Service Flying Training School Mallala resulting in the deaths of Leading Aircraftman John Gordon Maslen 416356 / Pilot Officer Charles Edward Somerville 402680 (aircraft W2257) & Leading Aircraftman Bernard George Hutchins 408654 / Sergeant Ian Bruce Blacker 407163 (aircraft W2254)


John Maslen was the son of Arnold Hamilton Maslen and Esther Maslen of Hazelwood Park, SA