HIGGINS, Patrick Henry

Flying Officer Patrick Higgins was a member of 34 SQN which was formed at RAAF Station Darwin 4 days after the city was bombed. The squadron was tasked with transport duties - carrying freight and collecting the first Japanese POW to be captured in Australia. The squadron were initially flying de Havilland DH. 84 Dragons then re-equipped with Douglas C-47 Dakotas which operated in New Guinea and the Dutch East Indies.

Last Name
HIGGINS
Given Names
Patrick Henry
Service Number
408810
Date of Birth
02/11/1914
Birth Location
Glenthompson VIC.
Enlistment Date
23/05/1941
Enlistment Location
Melbourne VIC.
Course Details
WAGS Course 15
Intake Date
21/06/1941
Finish Date
02/05/1942
To
2 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
08/01/1946 (Discharged)
Discharge Unit
34 SQN
Rank
Flying Officer
Medals
M.I.D Mentioned in Dispatches] for Courage and devotion to duty in the Northern Command
Notes

Flying Officer Patrick Higgins was a member of 34 SQN which was formed at RAAF Station Darwin 4 days after the city was bombed. The squadron was tasked with transport duties - carrying freight and collecting the first Japanese POW to be captured in Australia. The squadron were initially flying de Havilland DH. 84 Dragons then re-equipped with Douglas C-47 Dakotas which operated in New Guinea and the Dutch East Indies.

NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1 WAGS - HIGGINS Patrick Henry - 408810[Portrait]
1 WAGS - HIGGINS Patrick Henry - 408810[Portrait]
1 WAGS - HIGGINS Patrick Henry - 408810[Standing]

Acknowledgements

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