GUPPY, John Flower

Plane was an American built Boeing B17 Flying Fortress with a mixed RAF and RAAF crew. The plane was taking off from Benbecula when another aircraft strayed onto the runway causing the Fortress to stall into the sea. All three RAAF crew were killed.

Last Name
GUPPY
Given Names
John Flower
Service Number
406452
Date of Birth
31/03/1922
Birth Location
Perth W.A
Enlistment Date
09/12/1940
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
09/01/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 9
Intake Date
09/01/1941
Finish Date
30/06/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
06/10/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
206 SQN
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Air ops from the UK Isle of Benbecula Scotland
Date of Death
06/10/1942
Age
20
Cemetery / Memorial
Nunton Old Churchyard Isle of Benbecula Scotland
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-45 Atlantic War medal
Notes

Plane was an American built Boeing B17 Flying Fortress with a mixed RAF and RAAF crew. The plane was taking off from Benbecula when another aircraft strayed onto the runway causing the Fortress to stall into the sea. All three RAAF crew were killed.

Posting on Death
206 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - GUPPY John Flower - Service Number 406452 (Grave New_edited-2)
1WAGS - GUPPY John Flower - Service Number 406452 (Grave New_edited-2)
1WAGS - GUPPY John Flower - Service Number 406452 (New_edited-1)
1WAGS - GUPPY John Flower - Service Number 406452 (Portrait_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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