Albert James MOODY

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MOODY, Albert James

Service Number: 404896
Enlisted: 6 December 1940
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 30 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Cairns, Queensland, Australia, 28 September 1920
Home Town: Proserpine, Whitsunday, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: School Teacher
Died: Prisoner of War - Executed by the Japanese, Netherlands East Indies (Dutch New Guinea), 25 January 1945, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Plot C8. Row A. Grave 7. Local Roll of Honour - Cairns, Queensland
Memorials: Atherton War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Proserpine War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Lieutenant, SN 404896
6 Dec 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 404896, No. 2 Initial Training School
29 Jul 1941: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer
29 Jan 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer
29 Jul 1943: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant
27 Mar 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 404896, 5 Operational Training Unit, Air War SW Pacific 1941-45
4 Jul 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 404896, No. 30 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
20 Sep 1944: Imprisoned Air War SW Pacific 1941-45, Executed by Japanese

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flight Lieutenant Albert James Moody 404896 and Flight Sergeant Allan Graham Aitcheson 432654 were captured following the loss of their aircraft - Beaufighter A19-209 near Kamiri in Dutch New Guinea