Jack Douglas HORSEMAN


HORSEMAN, Jack Douglas

Service Number: 416339
Enlisted: 24 May 1941, Enlisted at Adelaide
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 2 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Semaphore, South Australia, Australia, 16 March 1920
Home Town: Torrensville, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Timor, 27 December 1942, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

24 May 1941: Involvement Sergeant, SN 416339
24 May 1941: Enlisted Adelaide
24 May 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 416339, Enlisted at Adelaide
24 May 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 2 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Stanley Horseman and Muriel Mildred (nee Whaite) Horseman; brother of Mavis Milread Horseman, Joyce Dora Horseman,Lorna Miriam Horseman and Joan Mildred Horseman

Plane was Hudson A16-210 of 2 Squadron which was lost off the south coast of Timor. It had taken off from Bachelor or a bomibing operation to Lavia (Portuguese Timor) but was attacked by enemy fighters about 15 miles from the south coast of Timor and ultimatley shot down in flames 5 miles from the coast

Biography contributed by David Barlow

RAAF Lockheed Hudson aircraft A16-210 of Number 2 Squadron was shot down off the south coast of Timor and all of the crew were killed.  They are commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located at Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT -

Pilot Officer John Frederick Nixon 401142 - Son of George and Lavinia Mary Nixon & Husband of Frances Margaret Nixon of Forbes, NSW

Sergeant Donald Lawson Tyler 416160 - Son of John Lawson Tyler and Charlotte Caroline Tyler & Husband of Willette Tyler of Unley, SA

Sergeant Jack Douglas Horseman 416339 - Son of Stanley and Muriel Mildred Horseman of Torrensville, SA

Sergeant Keith Ross 416192 - Son of Andrew George and Elsie Agnes Ross of Kensington Park, SA

Flying Officer Mervyn William Johns 407242 - Son of Cecil Barklay Johns and Anna Johns & Husband of Jean Catherine Johns of Adelaide, SA