Sergeant John Douglas DALLY

Service No: 413356
Born: Lindfield NSW, 16 January 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 August 1941
Unit: No. 36 Squadron, Essendon VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident: (No. 36 Squadron DC2 aircraft A30-5), Port Moresby PNG, 14 September 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William and Mary Ellen Dally, of Lindfield, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Lindfield NSW
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Ku-ring-gai World war II Book of Remembrance, Gordon NSW

At 1910 hours on 14 September 1942, No. 36 Squadron DC2 A30-5 crashed and burned 2 kms from the north west corner of the Seven Mile airfield. All five service on personnel board were killed and they were:

Master Sergeant Alber (600805) (US Army, Passenger)
Sergeant Gordon Thomas Beitz (414637) (Wireless Operator)
Sergeant John Douglas Dally (413356) (Second Pilot)
Flight Lieutenant Stewart Devine (347) (Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Frank Harold Foers (40432) (Flight Engineer)


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, 119
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Dakota, Hercules and Caribou in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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