Flying Officer Brendon John DAVIS

Service No: 407225
Born: Victor Harbour SA, 15 December 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 August 1940
Unit: No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit, Charters Towers QLD
Died: Air Operations (No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit Kittyhawk aircraft A29-106), Milne Bay, 29 August 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edward Joseph and Neta Coral Davis, of Parkside, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 29 August 1942, Kittyhawk A29-106 crashed at Fall River strip, Papua New Guinea. The aircraft had left Port Moresby on the 28 August on a ferry flight to Milne Bay where it arrived safely. The next day a Japanese convoy was reported to be approaching and all available aircraft were ordered to attack the convoy. Flying Officer Davis took part in the operation, and on his return he approached the Fall River strip too low. The aircraft hit a coconut tree to the port side of the strip. The port wing dropped and the aircraft crashed into a coconut plantation. Flying Officer Davies died of his injuries one hour later.


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 A705, 163/27/152

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