Joseph COHEN


COHEN, Joseph

Service Number: 401104
Enlisted: 3 January 1941
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 160 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Tel Aviv, Isreal, 14 February 1922
Home Town: St Kilda East, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Manufacturer
Died: Flying Battle, India, 22 September 1943, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Kranji War Cemetery
No known grave - Column 429 , Singapore Memorial, Singapore
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Singapore Memorial Kranji War Cemetery, Victorian Jewish War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Jan 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 401104, Melbourne, Victoria
3 Jan 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 401104
22 Sep 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 401104, No. 160 Squadron (RAF), Air War SE Asia 1941-45

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Leon and Miriam Cohen of 82 Blessington Street, St Kilda, Victoria; brother of Maurice Cohen who also served

Plane was Liberator 111, A/C 'M' F4 539 which was lost near Nicobar Islands, India. It had taken off in the morning from Sigiriya  to perform photographic reconnaissance of the Northern Islands whne it was shot down by a Japanese aircraft