Pilot Officer John Livingstone BOYD DFM

Service No: 404548
Born: Byrnestown QLD, 20 May 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 October 1940
Unit: No. 185 Squadron (RAF)
Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 185 Squadron Spitfire aircraft BP349), Malta, 14 May 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery, Malta
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert Livingstone Boyd and Dorothy Alexa Boyd, of Byrnestown, Queensland, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Gayndah QLD
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

DFM Citation: “Sergeant Boyd is a courageous and skilful leader. He has shown the greatest keenness to attack the enemy at all times regardless of the odds against him. Sergeant Boyd has destroyed three and probably destroyed a further four enemy aircraft.” (London Gazette 1 May 1942)

At 1045 hours on 14 May 1942 Spitfire BP349 flown by Pilot Officer Boyd crashed in the Siggieni dispersal area, Luqa, Malta, killing Pilot Officer Boyd. BP349 was shot down in aerial combat.


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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/93/508

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