James Lindsay VIGGERS

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VIGGERS, James Lindsay

Service Number: 40686
Enlisted: 16 May 1941
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: RAAF Station Darwin
Born: Brunswick, Victoria, Australia, 10 July 1921
Home Town: Brunswick, Moreland, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Assisting operator
Died: Accidental (Ground Accident), Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia , 16 March 1944, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Adelaide River War Cemetery
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Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN 40686
16 May 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, RAAF Ground Training Units
16 Mar 1944: Involvement Leading Aircraftman, RAAF Station Darwin

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Hector Leslie and Mabel Emma Viggers nee Streeter of Brunswick, Victoria

 

Leading Aircraftman James Lindsay Viggers 40686 of 52OBU suffered extensive burns on the 11th of March 1944 when 41SQN Dornier aircraft A49-5 caught fire and sank at its moorings in Darwin Harbour, NT

LAC Viggers died 5 days later at 129AGH - other members injured in same incident that recovered were Flight Sergeant Kenneth Ian Wall 418992 & LAC Bert Charles Joseph Hokin 131530

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