Sergeant James Archer CORMACK

Service No: 402151
Born: Mosman NSW, 12 January 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 24 June 1940
Unit: No. 139 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Horsham St Faith
Died: Air Operations (No. 139 Squadron Blenheim aircraft V6452), France, 3 July 1941, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Ossian Roy and Dorothy Glendower Cormack, of Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1022 hours on 3 July 1941 Blenheim V6452 took off from Horsham St Faith detailed to carry Operation Circus 30 and bomb a target at Hazebrouck, France. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft was lost and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of V6452 were:

Sergeant James Archer Cormack (402151) (Pilot)
Sergeant James Alexander Gordon Forsyth (1001203) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Archibald Murdock Smith (913015) (RAFVR) (Observer)


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, 163/98/265

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