Pilot Officer George Maxwell BRIGGS

Service No: 408000
Born: Melbourne VIC, 26 June 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 April 1940 (at Hobart TAS)
Unit: No. 601 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations (No. 601 Squadron Spitfire aircraft BP282), off Malta, 10 May 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Walter William Victor and Jeannie Stewart Briggs, of Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 5, Column 1, Malta Memorial, Malta
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1030 hours on 10 May 1942 Spitfire BP282 was scrambled at Luqa, Malta, and failed to return. It was last seen chasing a Junkers 88 out to sea and was thought to have crashed into the sea off the Grand Harbour, Valletta and was believed to have been hit by anti-aircraft fire.


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, 163/24/244

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