John Benedict BOLGER


BOLGER, John Benedict

Service Number: NX462
Enlisted: 22 May 1940
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: 2nd/6th Field Regiment
Born: Malvern, Victoria, Australia, 15 July 1914
Home Town: Malvern, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft accident, Port Moresby, New Guinea, 26 November 1943, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN NX462
22 May 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2
26 Nov 1943: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Lieutenant Colonel, SN NX462, 2nd/6th Field Regiment, Air War SW Pacific 1941-45

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Lodestar aircraft VH-CAB operated by Qantas Empire Airways (QEA) for the Allied Directorate of Air Transport crashed shortly after take-off from Wards airstrip near Port Moresby, New Guinea with all on board killed.  Australian service personnel buried at Bomana -

McCARTHY, John Francis (Major) NX7195 (2nd Echelon Land HQ)

BOLGER, John Benedict (Lieutenant Colonel) NX462 (2/6th Field Regiment)

MARSTON, Edward John (Lieutenant Colonel) VX39064 (HQ 11 Australian Division)

CAMPBELL, William Geoffrey (Squadron Leader) RAAF 261730 (Qantas Captain - Pilot)

HENDERSON, John Randolph Fleming (Pilot Officer) RAAF 410863 (Qantas First Officer)

LITTLE, Keith George (Flying Officer) RAAF 267726 (Qantas Engineer)

EVAN, Neil Grosvenor (Flight Sergeant) RAAF 417064 (Wireless Operator)

JENKE, Leslie Harold (Flight Sergeant) RAAF 8868 (Equipment Assistant)