Douglas William MADDEN


MADDEN, Douglas William

Service Number: 36484
Enlisted: 6 May 1941
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: No. 24 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia, 25 July 1922
Home Town: Carlton, Kogarah, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft accident, Vansittart Bay, Western Australia, 23 March 1945, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
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Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Corporal, SN 36484
6 May 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 24 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Stanley George and Constance Blanche Agnew Madden

Husband of Edith Madden of Carlton, NSW


RAAF Liberator aircraft A72-80 of 24 Squadron crashed into Vansittart Bay, WA shortly after take-off from Truscott airstrip on an Operational mission - all on board were killed:


Bodies not recovered, commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial -

Flying Officer John Wilson Hursthouse 416215

Flying Officer Raymond Allenby Whiting 426733

Warrant Officer William Richard Flanagan 401748

Warrant Officer Herbert Gordon Parker 408591

Flight Sergeant Howey James Boyd 427775

Flight Sergeant Ronald Malcolm Morris 46563

Flight Sergeant John Richmond Ryan 422716

Sergeant Alexander Douglas Whitehead 121592

Corporal Douglas William Madden 36484


Bodies recovered, buried at Adelaide River War Cemetery -

Squadron Leader Nathaniel Ivan Straus 250759 (Mentioned in Despatches)

Flight Lieutenant Charles David Parry-Okeden 404485

Flight Sergeant William Anthony Jordan Rodgers 436889