Donald James WALLACE


WALLACE, Donald James

Service Number: 429418
Enlisted: 9 March 1942
Last Rank: Aircraftman
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Longreach, Queensland, Australia, 11 January 1924
Home Town: Longreach, Longreach, Queensland
Schooling: Toowoomba Grammar School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Pilot Officer
Died: Flying Battle, New Guinea, 24 August 1944, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lae Memorial, Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lae Memorial, Longreach Memorial Pool & Aquatic Centre, Longreach War Memorial, Toowoomba Grammar School WW2 Honour Board
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World War 2 Service

9 Mar 1942: Enlisted
15 Sep 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 429418, Brisbane, Queensland

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Pilot Officer Wallace 429418 of 80SQN RAAF was killed when Kittyhawk A29-631 was shot down near Babo, Dutch New Guinea - his body was not recovered and he is commemorated on the Lae Memorial