James Noel HARRIS


HARRIS, James Noel

Service Number: 400432
Enlisted: 2 September 1940
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: Aircraft / Repair Depots
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, 27 December 1917
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft accident, Melbourne, Victoria, 4 September 1943, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Pilot Officer, SN 400432, Aircraft / Repair Depots
2 Sep 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Arthur Edwin and Daisy Harris

Husband of Zena Henrietta Harris of East Prahran, Victoria


RAAF Vultee Vengeance aircraft A27-76 from Number 1 Aircraft Depot Laverton was performing as part of an aerial display over Flemington racecourse when it experienced difficulties and crashed into houses on McCauley Street in North Melbourne - both crew were killed: Flight Lieutenant Roe DFC 400488 (Pilot) & Pilot Officer Harris 400432 (Observer)