PITT, John McPherson

Plane was RAAF B-24L Liberator of 24 Sqd. crashed when attempting to land after a bombing raid on shipping targets. Two of the eleven crew were killed including Pitt.

Last Name
PITT
Given Names
John McPherson
Service Number
401830
Date of Birth
07/01/1919
Birth Location
Melbourne 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
02/02/1945 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
24 SQN
Rank
Flying Officer
Operations
Flying crash Fenton Airstrip Northern Territory Australia.
Date of Death
02/02/1945
Age
26
Cemetery / Memorial
Adelaide River War Cemetery Northern Territory Memorial
Notes

Plane was RAAF B-24L Liberator of 24 Sqd. crashed when attempting to land after a bombing raid on shipping targets. Two of the eleven crew were killed including Pitt.

Posting on Death
24 Squadron
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED
1WAGS - PITT John McPherson - Service Number 401830 (wreckage_edited-1)
1WAGS - PITT John McPherson - Service Number 401830 (Grave_edited-1)
1WAGS - PITT John McPherson - Service Number 401830 (wreckage_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial