Flight Lieutenant John CURCHIN DFC

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 42396 (RAF)
Born: Hawthorn VIC, 20 January 1918
Enlisted in the RAF: date unavailable
Unit: No. 609 Squadron (RAF)
Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 609 Squadron Spitfire aircraft P7292), English Channel, 4 June 1941, Age unavailable
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry Wallace Curchin and Susannah Curchin, of Enfield, Middlesex
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 29, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

Flight Lieutenant Curchin fought in the Battle of Britain.

Flight Lieutenant Curchin was believed to have been shot down by Me 109 of JG53 over the English Channel, while searching for Flight Lieutenant Dorian George Gribble DFC (40695) (RAF) (No. 54 Squadron (RAF)) who had been shot down earlier in the day.


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Franks, Norman L R Royal Air Force Fighter Command Losses of the Second World war Volume 1 Operational Losses: Aircraft and Crews 1939-1941, Midland Publishing Leicester UK, 1997
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record AWM65, 918
Newton, Dennis A Few of the Few: Australians and the Battle of Britain, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT 2600, 1990

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