John MACTAGGART

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MACTAGGART, John

Service Number: 405752
Enlisted: 25 May 1941
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 23 November 1921
Home Town: Ascot, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Medical Student
Died: Flying Accident, Egypt, 18 August 1942, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Plot P166 Local Roll of Honour - Brisbane, Queensland, Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 405752
25 May 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 405752, No. 3 Initial Training School Sandgate
25 May 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 405752
12 Jan 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer
12 May 1942: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 405752, Emb. Melbourne for 3 Squadron
12 Jul 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
5 Aug 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 405752, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF), Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flying Officer MacTaggart 405752 of 3SQN was killed when he lost control of Kittyhawk ET871 on a practice bombing flight and crashed in Egypt