John Percy William BANDY

BANDY, John Percy William

Service Number: 401021
Enlisted: 8 December 1940
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 20 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Mildura, Victoria, 20 December 1918
Home Town: Mildura, Mildura Shire, Victoria
Schooling: Mildura High School
Occupation: Window dresser
Died: Prisoner of War, Coral Sea, Off New Guinea, 7 May 1942, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave (at sea) - Panel 9, Port Moresby Memorial, Port Moresby, Papua, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Mildura High School WW2 Honour Roll, Port Moresby (Bomana) Memorial
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World War 2 Service

8 Dec 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), 401021, Melbourne, Victoria
8 Dec 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 401021
7 May 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 401021, No. 20 Squadron (RAAF), Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John and Hannah Beatrice Bandy; husband of Joyce Irene Bandy, of St. Kilda, Victoria.

Plane was Catalina A24-22. In 20 Squadron.Some of the crew were picked by Matsue Maru and taken to Rabaul.

Whether they remained at Rabaul or continued on is hard to determine