Service Number: 407709
Enlisted: 4 January 1941, Adelaide
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Rose Park, South Australia, 2 March 1922
Home Town: Lameroo, Southern Mallee, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Flying Battle, North West Europe, 3 July 1942, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany
Coll. Grave 15. B. 19-18 Roll of Honour - Lameroo
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

4 Jan 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 407709, Aircrew Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme
4 Jan 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 407709, Aircrew Training Units, Adelaide
3 Jul 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 407709, No. 460 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Wellington Z1381 of 460SQN was shot down 3 July 1942 at Kressendorf (Lingen), Germany with 3 crewmen killed - Sergeant Darryl Downing 407709 RAAF / Flight Sergeant Arthur Maxwell Johnston 404784 RAAF / Sergeant William James Taylor 407775 RAAF

Survivors were Sergeant David August Radke 405139 RAAF POW - discharged 1945 / Sergeant William Gerald Reed DCM 402479 RAAF POW - discharged 1946

Sergeant Maxwell Joseph Andrew Wyllie 405001 RAAF was killed in an escape attempt in April 1943