BEDDOE, Donald Cosmo

POW Japanese - executed.Plane was a Hudson A16-230 of 2 Sqd. which was shot down in the Banda Sea near the Itain Islands. Beddoe and his crew rowed ashore in a dinghy to Loeang Island and spent two months living with the natives before they were betrayed to the Japanese. Beddoe was shot by the Japanese and his body lost at sea. The rest of the crew were executed by the Japanese at Ambon.

Last Name
BEDDOE
Given Names
Donald Cosmo
Service Number
401731
Date of Birth
29/06/1917
Birth Location
Elsternwick VIC.
Enlistment Date
28/03/1941
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
22/08/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 16, 1 W.A.G.S Prisoner Of War
Intake Date
24/07/1941
Finish Date
03/05/1942
To
2BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
24/05/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
2 SQN
Rank
Flying Officer
Operations
Shot down over Itain Islands Banda Sea POW
Date of Death
24/05/1944
Age
26
Cemetery / Memorial
Adelaide River War Cemetery Northern Territory Memorial
Prisoner of War
POW
Notes

POW Japanese - executed.Plane was a Hudson A16-230 of 2 Sqd. which was shot down in the Banda Sea near the Itain Islands. Beddoe and his crew rowed ashore in a dinghy to Loeang Island and spent two months living with the natives before they were betrayed to the Japanese. Beddoe was shot by the Japanese and his body lost at sea. The rest of the crew were executed by the Japanese at Ambon.

Posting on Death
2 Squadron Hudson
NAA Status
OPEN
1WAGS - Beddoe Donald Cosmo - Service Number 401731 (edited-2)

Acknowledgements

UBC Web DesignAustralian War MemorialCity of BallaratNational Archives of AustraliaRSL Virtual War MemorialDepartment of Veterans+39 Affairs