Allan Graham AITCHESON

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AITCHESON, Allan Graham

Service Number: 432654
Enlisted: 6 January 1943
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 30 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia, 27 January 1922
Home Town: Tamworth, Tamworth Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Tamworth High School, New South Wales, Australia (1934-39)
Occupation: Pharmacy Apprentice
Died: Prisoner of War , Netherlands East Indies (Dutch New Guinea), 25 January 1945, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Plot C8. Row A. Grave 6. Local Roll of Honour - Charters Towers, Queensland
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 432654
6 Jan 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 432654, No. 2 Initial Training School
19 Mar 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, SN 432654, 5 Operational Training Unit, Air War SW Pacific 1941-45
2 Apr 1944: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant
10 Jul 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 432654, No. 30 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SW Pacific 1941-45
2 Sep 1944: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant
20 Sep 1944: Imprisoned Air War SW Pacific 1941-45, Executed by Japanese

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flight Lieutenant Albert James Moody 404896 and Flight Sergeant Allan Graham Aitcheson 432654 were captured following the loss of their aircraft - Beaufighter A19-209 near Kamiri in Dutch New Guinea