De PINNA, James

No. 6 Conversion Unit at 1 WAGS.Plane was a Quantas Empire Airways flying-boat which was attacked by enemy fighters and crashed into the sea during a flight from Darwin to Koepang. The aircraft carried 13 passengers and a crew of 5 - 3 passengers and 2 crew had been saved.

Last Name
De PINNA
Given Names
James
Service Number
60211
Date of Birth
10/06/1923
Birth Location
Manly N.S.W
Enlistment Date
29/07/1941
Enlistment Location
Sydney
1Wags Start Date
29/07/1941
Course Details
Other
Kill or Discharge Date
30/01/1942 (Killed)
Rank
Aircraftman 1
Operations
Flying battle Koepang Netherland East Indies
Date of Death
30/01/1942
Age
18
Cemetery / Memorial
Northern Territory Memorial
Notes

No. 6 Conversion Unit at 1 WAGS.Plane was a Quantas Empire Airways flying-boat which was attacked by enemy fighters and crashed into the sea during a flight from Darwin to Koepang. The aircraft carried 13 passengers and a crew of 5 - 3 passengers and 2 crew had been saved.

Posting on Death
Station Headquarters Darwin
NAA Status
OPEN USB

Acknowledgements

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