DUPONT [DFM], Jaques

During a flight over the Medditerranean in a Sunderland flying boat Dupont drove off enemy fighters as a gunner. The aircraft made an emergency landing into the sea. The crew and passengers in dinghies made it to allied lines taking with them over 100 Italian prisoners. Dupont was awarded the DFM for his brilliant defence of his aircraft and passengers.

Last Name
DUPONT [DFM]
Given Names
Jaques
Service Number
400114
Distinguished Flying Medal
DFM
Date of Birth
15/09/1916
Birth Location
Toorak VIC.
Enlistment Date
27/05/1940
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
27/05/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 2
Intake Date
27/05/1940
Finish Date
14/12/1940
To
1BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
29/11/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
461 SQN
Rank
Flying Officer
Operations
Flying battle Bay of Biscay
Date of Death
29/11/1943
Age
27
Cemetery / Memorial
Runnymede Memorial
Medals
DFM
Notes

During a flight over the Medditerranean in a Sunderland flying boat Dupont drove off enemy fighters as a gunner. The aircraft made an emergency landing into the sea. The crew and passengers in dinghies made it to allied lines taking with them over 100 Italian prisoners. Dupont was awarded the DFM for his brilliant defence of his aircraft and passengers.

Posting on Death
461 Squadron
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED
1WAGS - DUPONT Jaques - Service Number 400114 (edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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