Leading Aircraftman William Archibald COSTIGAN

Service No: 73200
Born: Paddington NSW, 25 July 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 24 November 1942
Unit: No. 22 Squadron, Nooemfoor Island, New Guinea
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 22 Squadron Boston aircraft A28-61) Noemfoor Island, 14 September 1944, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Mavis Costigan, of Paddington, New South Wales.
Roll of Honour: Paddington NSW
Remembered: Panel 7, Lae Memorial, PNG
Remembered: Panel 101, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

No. 22 Squadron Boston A28-61 is recorded as being missing on a test flight from Noemfoor in September 1944. Those missing on A28-61 are:

Leading Aircraftman Charles Verdun Bone (16961) (Fitter II Engines)
Leading Aircraftman William Archibald Costigan (73200) (Flight Mechanic)
Flying Officer James Ernest Davidson (406923) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Wallis Conrad Glew (410973) (Navigator)
Leading Aircraftman Frank Street (69438) (Flight Mechanic)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
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, 217


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Boston, Mitchell and Liberator in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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