Pilot Officer Allan Jack DAVENPORT

Service No: 409296
Born: Euroa VIC, 5 March 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1941
Unit: 30th Squadron, 19th Group USAAC
Died: Air Operations: Advance to Buna (30th Squadron B-17 aircraft 41-24403), over New Guinea, 5 October 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Jack Halse Davenport and Irene Myra Davenport, of Ormond, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Caulfield VIC
Remembered: Panel 134, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Pilot Officer Davenport was the Navigator on 30th Squadron B-17 aircraft 41-24403 that was attacked by a Zero fighter while on a bombing mission to the Vunakanau Airfield at Rabaul. He was fatally wounded by an explosive round over the target area and died from shock and blood loss in hospital in Port Moresby following the aircraft’s safe return.


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, 163/27/161

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