John Francis (Old John) JACKSON

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JACKSON, John Francis

Service Number: 493
Enlisted: 2 October 1939
Last Rank: Squadron Leader
Last Unit: No. 75 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Brisbane Queensland Australia , 23 February 1908
Home Town: Saint George, Balonne Shire, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Stock and Station Agent
Died: Flying Battle, New Guinea, 28 April 1942, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Plot B2. Row C. Grave 17. Commemorated at Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport , Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Bomana, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, St George The Pilots Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Squadron Leader, SN 493
2 Oct 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 493, No. 23 Squadron (RAAF), Previously Air Force reserve 1936-39
2 Oct 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Squadron Leader, SN 493, No. 75 Squadron (RAAF)
30 Apr 1940: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer
19 Oct 1940: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 493, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF), Emb. Sydney for Middle East
26 Nov 1940: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 493, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF), Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre
1 Jul 1941: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
19 Mar 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Squadron Leader, No. 75 Squadron (RAAF), Commanding Officer
19 Mar 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Squadron Leader, SN 493, No. 75 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SW Pacific 1941-45

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Biography contributed by Robert Johnson

Port Moresby International Airport, also known as Jacksons International Airport, is named after John.  His story is told by his son, Arthur, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of John's death,

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