Flying Officer Jack Gordon BOND

Service No: 400690
Born: Nhill VIC, 23 December 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 13 October 1940
Unit: No. 22 Squadron, Morotai
Died: Aircraft Accident (No.22 Squadron Beaufighter A8-105), Morotai, 18 July 1945, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harry Lowan Bond and Anne Bond, of Nhill, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Nhill VIC
Remembered: Panel 101, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Flying Officer Bond was on the crew of No. 108 Squadron (RAF) Wellington aircraft which was lost on 15 August 1942 and in which Flight Sergeant Morris William Shapir (400357) was killed.

On 18 July 1945, Beaufighter A8-105 crashed into the sea during a non-operational test flight. The crew members were:

Flight Sergeant Elwyn Glyndwr Baker (435925) (Navigator)
Flying Officer Jack Gordon Bond (400690) (pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 55


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