Michael John KERRIGAN


KERRIGAN, Michael John

Service Number: 434528
Enlisted: 22 December 1942
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 9 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia , 27 April 1917
Home Town: Hurstville, Kogarah, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Prisoner of War, Reserve Lazarette, Leipzig-Wahren, Germany, 22 March 1945, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery
Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Berlin, Germany
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 434528
22 Dec 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 434528
14 Jan 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 434528, No. 9 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Lancaster NN722 of 9SQN RAF was shot down near Leuna, Merseburg, Germany on the 14th of January 1945

Flight Sergeant Michael John Kerrigan 434528 RAAF survived and became a Prisoner of War but died on the 22nd of March 1945 in Leipzig, Germany from complications following amputation of his leg

All other crewmen were killed in the crash:

Flight Sergeant John Erskine Brown MacLean 434641 RAAF

Flying Officer Kenneth Alan Cook 418227 RAAF

Flight Sergeant Maurice James McNamara 429719 RAAF

Flight Sergeant Bruce Cowper MacKnight 428879 RAAF

Sergeant Howard Taylor 3011426 RAF

Flight Sergeant Robert Watt 1579768 RAF