MAHER, John Martin

Operation Torino Reason for Loss Strayed into Swiss air space due to high cross winds. Damaged by Flak, bomb load jettisoned and trapped in a valley in a thunderstorm, the Lancaster, at 01:20 (local) flew into high ground at Thyon-les-Collons, 6 km S of Sion.

Last Name
MAHER
Given Names
John Martin
Service Number
409844
Date of Birth
13/04/1920
Birth Location
Yarrawonga VIC.
Enlistment Date
10/10/1941
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
12/12/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 21
Intake Date
11/12/1941
Finish Date
29/06/1942
To
3 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
12/07/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
467 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle Switzerland
Date of Death
12/07/1943
Age
23
Cemetery / Memorial
Vevey [St. Martin's] Cemetery Switzerland
Notes

Operation Torino Reason for Loss Strayed into Swiss air space due to high cross winds. Damaged by Flak, bomb load jettisoned and trapped in a valley in a thunderstorm, the Lancaster, at 01:20 (local) flew into high ground at Thyon-les-Collons, 6 km S of Sion.

Posting on Death
467 Squadron
NAA Status
OPEN

Acknowledgements

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