John Francis JACKSON

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JACKSON, John Francis

Service Number: 493
Enlisted: 2 October 1939, Previously Air Force reserve 1936-39
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
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
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
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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