Desmond Ronald MOLAN

MOLAN, Desmond Ronald

Service Number: 425955
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 461 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Cairns, Queensland, Australia, 16 February 1924
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Christian Brothers College Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Postal Clerk
Died: Flying Battle, Off United Kingdom, 23 March 1944, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England. Panel 261. MEMORIAL ID 15259468.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Postmaster-General's Dept. Qld. WW2, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, 425955
Date unknown: Involvement Flight Sergeant, 425955, No. 461 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by Marshall Sheehan

Crew member of Sunderland B/461 Squadron under the command of F.H .Bunce which was attacked by 9 German Ju88's and shot down .When the aircraft ditched into the sea he escaped the sinking aircraft and was on the wing of the aircraft with other crew members but was washed off the wing by the heavy swell and drowned