John Francis George (Jack) CULLEN

CULLEN, John Francis George

Service Numbers: 423078, N238307
Enlisted: 9 October 1941, Arncliffe, NSW
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 2 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, Australia, 12 January 1922
Home Town: Kangaroo Valley, Shoalhaven Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Bowral High School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Insurance Clerk
Died: Flying Battle, Arafura Sea, Netherlands East Indies, 16 October 1943, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Column 9. Ambon Memorial, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia
Memorials: Ambon Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, No 2 Squadron RAAF Roll of Honour, Nowra All Saints Anglican Church WW2
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, 423078
9 Oct 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), N238307, Arncliffe, NSW
21 Dec 1941: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, N238307, 45 Australian Infantry Battalion CMF, FTD 47 days, released to join RAAF
20 Jun 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, 423078
15 Aug 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, No. 3 Wireless Air Gunnery School Maryborough
4 Mar 1943: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, No. 1 Bombing and Air Gunnery School / No. 1 Air Observers School / Evans Head, remustered W.O.A.G.
4 Sep 1943: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, No. 2 Squadron (RAAF)
16 Oct 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 423078, No. 2 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SE Asia 1941-45, Reported Missing during Air Operation / Reconnaissance Flight over Arafura Sea, Netherlands East Indies

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