MADDERN, John Royston

Plane was a Hudson A16-109 which was on a photographic recce operation when attacked by Zeros. The aircraft crashed at Koepang. All crew accept Jack MacAlister were killed. Fl/Lt MacAlister became a POW and survived the war.

Last Name
MADDERN
Given Names
John Royston
Service Number
401824
Date of Birth
13/06/1920
Birth Location
Dandenong VIC.
Enlistment Date
31/03/1941
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
01/05/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 13
Intake Date
01/05/1941
Finish Date
17/11/1941
To
2 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
23/03/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
2 SQN
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle Koepang, Dutch Timor.
Date of Death
23/03/1942
Age
21
Cemetery / Memorial
Ambon War Cemetery Indonesia
Notes

Plane was a Hudson A16-109 which was on a photographic recce operation when attacked by Zeros. The aircraft crashed at Koepang. All crew accept Jack MacAlister were killed. Fl/Lt MacAlister became a POW and survived the war.

Posting on Death
2 Squadron
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED
1WAGS - MADDERN John Royston - Service Number 401824 (edited-2)

Acknowledgements

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