Alexander Roy MACPHERSON

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MACPHERSON, Alexander Roy

Service Number: 402529
Enlisted: 16 September 1940, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 30 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Gundagai, New South Wales, 6 December 1913
Home Town: Dalby, Western Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Jackaroo
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), Celebes, 6 December 1944, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Ambon War Cemetery, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

16 Sep 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 402529, Sydney, New South Wales
6 May 1941: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, No. 22 Squadron (RAAF)
6 Nov 1941: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, Central Flying School
1 Apr 1943: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, Central Flying School
6 Dec 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 402529, No. 30 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SW Pacific 1941-45

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...402529 Pilot Officer Alexander Roy Macpherson RAAF. Alexander Macpherson enlisted on 16 September 1940 and served with No. 30 Squadron. With the rank of Flight Lieutenant, he was killed during operations over the Celebes, Netherlands East Indies, on his 31st birthday, 6 December 1944." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)