BANDY, John Percy William

Previous service 7th Battn. [M] POW Japanese - executed. Plane was a Catalina A24-22 of 20 Sqd. which took off from Port Moresby Seaplane Base on a daylight recce. The plane reported spotting two Japanese destroyers and were under attack by enemy aircraft. They were shot down off Misima Island.

Last Name
BANDY
Given Names
John Percy William
Service Number
401021
Date of Birth
20/12/1918
Birth Location
Mildura VIC.
Enlistment Date
08/12/1940
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
09/01/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 9, 1 W.A.G.S Prisoner Of War
Intake Date
09/01/1941
Kill or Discharge Date
07/05/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
20 SQN
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Believed POW missing air ops. Coral Sea, off New Guinea.
Date of Death
07/05/1942
Age
23
Cemetery / Memorial
Port Moresby Memorial
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-45 Pacific Star War medal
Prisoner of War
POW
Notes

Previous service 7th Battn. [M] POW Japanese - executed. Plane was a Catalina A24-22 of 20 Sqd. which took off from Port Moresby Seaplane Base on a daylight recce. The plane reported spotting two Japanese destroyers and were under attack by enemy aircraft. They were shot down off Misima Island.

Posting on Death
20 Squadron Port Moresby
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - BANDY John Percy William - Service Number 401021 (edited-4)

Acknowledgements

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