John Cecil SMITH

SMITH, John Cecil

Service Number: 39183
Enlisted: 22 April 1941, Adelaide
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: No. 452 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Alberton, South Australia, 5 December 1922
Home Town: Whyalla (Formerly Hummock's Hill), Whyalla, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Ground Accident, Port Moresby, New Guinea, Port Moresby, Papua, Papua New Guinea, New Guinea, 22 April 1947, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Bomana, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

22 Apr 1941: Enlisted Adelaide
22 Apr 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, 39183
8 Aug 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, 39183, No. 452 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SE Asia 1941-45
22 Apr 1947: Discharged
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Leading Aircraftman John Cecil Smith 39183 RAAF died from extensive burns received in a petrol fire at the RAAF Station Port Moresby Marine Section