John Charles MCNAMARA


MCNAMARA, John Charles

Service Number: 406459
Enlisted: 9 December 1940
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 211 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Norwood, South Australia, 26 May 1915
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Rostrevor College
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Ground Battle, Mingaladon, Burma, 25 February 1942, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Rangoon War Cemetery
4 C 9, Rangoon War Cemetery, Rangoon, Yangon, Myanmar
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Rostrevor College WW2 Memorial Plaques
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World War 2 Service

9 Dec 1940: Involvement Sergeant, SN 406459
9 Dec 1940: Enlisted Perth, WA
9 Dec 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 406459
25 Feb 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 406459, No. 211 Squadron (RAF), Air War SW Pacific 1941-45

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Sergeant John Charles McNamara 406459 of 211 Squadron RAF (HQ Far East) was killed during a Japanese air-raid on the RAF Aerodrome at Mingaladon in Burma

Sergeant McNamara flying 211SQN Blenheim IV aircraft Z7892 with crewmen Sergeant (later Flight Lieutenant) David William Penn 407274 and Sergeant (later Flight Lieutenant) Norman Athol Bruce 400668 was attached to Number 45 Squadron RAF at the time of the attack