Jack Edward DELARUE

DELARUE, Jack Edward

Service Number: 402322
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia, 24 March 1916
Home Town: Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Isle of Benbecula, Scotland, Scotland, United Kingdom, 6 October 1942, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Nunton Old Churchyard Cemetery, Isle of Benbecula, Scotland
Grave Reference: West Wall Border
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Sydney Fallen Staff of the Rural Commonwealth Bank WW2
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, 402322

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

B17 Flying Fortress FL454 of 206SQN RAF was taking off for an anti-submarine sweep when another aircraft taxied onto the runway directly in its path.  To avoid a collision the pilot of FL454 lifted the aircraft violently off the ground without adequate take-off speed.   It climbed for a short distance but stalled and crashed into the sea off the Isle of Benbecula in the Hebrides Islands, Scotland

Killed were:

Pilot Officer Jack Edmond Delarue 402322 RAAF

Sergeant John Blatch Taplin 407607 RAAF

Sergeant John Flower Guppy 406452 RAAF