Sergeant John McArthur DUNBAR

Service No: 416661
Born: Penola SA, 30 January 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 August 1941
Unit: No. 13 Squadron, Hughes NT
Died: Air Operations (No. 13 Squadron Hudson aircraft A16-166), Timor, 24 December 1942, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert and Mary McArthur Dunbar, of Penola, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Penola SA
Remembered: Panel 100, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 24 December 1942, Hudson A16-166 went missing on air operations at Nova Ancora, Timor. The crew members of A16-166 were:

Sergeant Keith Gilbert Chote (405542) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Reginald Mervin Clark (416653) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant John McArthur Dunbar (416661) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Gordon Pirie Thomson (405889) (Pilot)
Sergeant Reginald Stuart West (405163) (Observer)


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, 163/104/188


Grantham, S. R. (Sidney Richard) (6590) The 13 Squadron Story, S.R. Grantham, Dee Why NSW 2099, 1991

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