HAMERSLEY, James Sharpe

Plane was a DAP Beaufort Mark V111 A9-480 which took off from Vivigani Airfield on Goodenough Island at night and soon after take off crashed 2 miles S.E. Of the airstrip. Five crew were lost.

Last Name
HAMERSLEY
Given Names
James Sharpe
Service Number
415140
Date of Birth
01/05/1916
Birth Location
York W.A
Enlistment Date
21/07/1941
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
17/10/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 19
Kill Date or Discharge Date
05/03/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
14 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Aircraft accident Vivigani Strip New Guinea
Date of Death
05/03/1944
Age
27
Cemetery / Memorial
Port Moresby Bomana War Cemetery
Notes

Plane was a DAP Beaufort Mark V111 A9-480 which took off from Vivigani Airfield on Goodenough Island at night and soon after take off crashed 2 miles S.E. Of the airstrip. Five crew were lost.

Posting on Death
14 Squadron
NAA Status
OPEN USB

Acknowledgements

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