John Charles DANGERFIELD

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DANGERFIELD, John Charles

Service Number: 407965
Enlisted: 27 February 1941, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 207 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Port Pirie, South Australia, 28 March 1914
Home Town: Wanbi, Karoonda East Murray, South Australia
Schooling: Port Pirie High School
Occupation: School teacher
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), Germany, 21 January 1943, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany
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Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, City of Port Pirie WW2 Memorial Gates, Warooka District WW2 Honour Board
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World War 2 Service

27 Feb 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 407965, Adelaide, South Australia
21 Jan 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 407965, No. 207 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Hurtle Charles and Ellen Dangerfield, of Port Pirie, South Australia.

Mr. and Mrs. H. Dangerfield, Senate road, Port Pirie West, have received official advice that their second son, Sgt-Pilot John C. Dangerfield, who had previously been reported missing, was believed to have lost his life on January 21 when over Germany on air operations. He was a school teacher on the West Coast, Wanbi, and Brutus Bay previous to enlistment. Sgt-Pilot. Dangerneld was captain of a Lancaster bomber, which he was piloting at the time he was believed to have lost his life. He was 29.

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