ORGILL, John Victor

POW Japanese died as POW Kakaskasen North Celebes. Previous Service 22nd A/A Baty. A.I.F. Plane was a Liberator A72-92 which was shot down by Japanese anti-aircraft fire at Tomohan while conducting a photographic reconnaissance mission.

Last Name
ORGILL
Given Names
John Victor
Service Number
441469
Date of Birth
22/01/1923
Birth Location
Perth W.A
Enlistment Date
11/09/1943
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
06/01/1944
Course Details
WAGS Course 48, WAGS Course 47
Intake Date
04/02/1944
Finish Date
13/09/1944
To
AGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
28/07/1945 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
21 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Died whilst POW Celebes - died of injuries after being beaten by Japanese guards.
Date of Death
28/07/1945
Age
22
Cemetery / Memorial
Ambon Memorial Indonesia
Medals
Wireless Op. [Air] Badge Air Gunners Badge 1939-45 Star Pacific Star 1939-45 War medal 1939-45 War medal
Prisoner of War
POW
Notes

POW Japanese died as POW Kakaskasen North Celebes. Previous Service 22nd A/A Baty. A.I.F. Plane was a Liberator A72-92 which was shot down by Japanese anti-aircraft fire at Tomohan while conducting a photographic reconnaissance mission.

Posting on Death
21 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - ORGILL John Victor - Service Number 441469 (edited-1)
1WAGS - ORGILL John Victor - Service Number 441469 (edited-1)
1WAGS - ORGILL John Victor - Service Number 441469 (Photo_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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