Francis Henry BAGGS

BAGGS, Francis Henry

Service Number: 406038
Enlisted: 25 May 1940
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Edinburgh, Scotland, 28 March 1919
Home Town: Northam, Northam, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Burma, 30 July 1944, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Singapore Memorial, Singapore
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Northam Fallen, Singapore Memorial Kranji War Cemetery
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, 406038
25 May 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, 406038

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Dakota KG537 of 117SQN RAF based at Syhet (Air Command South East Asia) was shot down by Japanese fighter aircraft south of the Chindwin in Burma while on an operational supply drop mission, with all on board killed:

Flight Lieutenant McCartney 402801 RAAF (Navigator)

Pilot Officer Baggs 406038 RAAF (Observer)

Flight Lieutenant O’Reilly 47367 RAF (Pilot)

Warrant Officer Young 1021214 RAF (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner)

2nd Lieutenant Chatter Singh VL124 Indian Army

Lance Corporal Bentley 3712516 Kings Own

Lance Corporal Worrell 14341662 Kings Own

Their bodies were not recovered and they are commemorated on the Singapore Memorial