Donald Algernon Joseph AHEARN

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AHEARN, Donald Algernon Joseph

Service Numbers: 423032, N228994
Enlisted: 14 May 1941
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Kingsford, New South Wales, Australia, 27 June 1921
Home Town: Kingsford, Randwick, New South Wales
Schooling: Junior Technical School, Maroubra Junction, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Electrical Mechanic
Died: Flying Battle, France, 19 June 1944, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Bayeux War Cemetery, Normandy, France
Plot IV, Row F, Grave 12 Roll of Honour Sydney
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 423032
14 May 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN N228994
20 Jun 1942: Enlisted Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
20 Jun 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 423032
7 Sep 1942: Embarked

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Biography

Plane a Mitchell FL 1921 of 226 Squadron (ME) UK. Plane was last seen at 2.15am of Dartmouth

Rank - Flight Sergeant

Also served in the Militia

10 December 1941 was in the employment of McKenny & Company, Sydney New South Wales

Son of Harold Algernon Joseph and Ivy Vine Ahearn, of Kingsford, New South Wales, Australia.

 

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Mitchell FL192 of RAF 226SQN crashed into the sea off the coast of France killing:

Flight Sergeant David George Badgery 426772 - Son of Malcolm Fox and Mary Emily Badgery of Roma, Queensland (commemorated on Panel 259 of the Runnymede Memorial)

Flight Sergeant Donald Algernon Joseph Ahearn 423032 - Son of Harold Algernon Joseph and Ivy Vine Ahearn of Kingsford, NSW (buried in Bayeux War Cemetery)