John Maxwell SCOTT DFM

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SCOTT, John Maxwell

Service Number: 404043
Enlisted: 26 April 1940
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Toowoomba Queensland Australia , 27 April 1917
Home Town: Ashgrove, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Jackeroo
Died: Flying Battle, Germany, 12 December 1944, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany
Plot 13. Row G. Grave 9. Local Roll of Honour- Taroom Queensland Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 404043
26 Apr 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 404043, No. 2 Initial Training School
10 Jul 1940: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman
13 Jan 1941: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant
1 Sep 1941: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant
24 Jun 1943: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer
20 Jul 1943: Honoured Distinguished Flying Medal, Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre
11 Aug 1943: Involvement Pilot Officer, SN 404043, 27 Operational Training Unit (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
25 Dec 1943: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer
13 Sep 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 404043, No. 460 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Graham Padget

HONOURS AND AWARDS.

DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL.

NO. 404043  SERGEANT JOHN MAXWELL SCOTT.

  

CITATION.

                Although Sergeant SCOTT has been involved in three flying accidents, he has continued to perform his duties most efficiently thereby setting a fine example to all members of aircrew in the squadron.

He has displayed an unflinching sense of duty and remarkable courage and determination

 

[Transcribed NAA Service Record]

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