Flight Sergeant Colin FALLON

Service No: 407785
Born: Adelaide SA, 30 January 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 January 1941
Unit: No. 261 Squadron (RAF), Dum Dum, India
Died: Air Operations (No. 261 Squadron Hurricane aircraft AB897), off Sonadia Island, Bay of Bengal, 27 June 1943, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Richard Charles and Elizabeth Maude Fallon; husband of Betty Fallon, of Malvern, Victoria, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Column 430, Singapore Memorial, Singapore
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Brother of Flight Sergeant Lloyd Fallon (417355)

Flight Sergeant Fallon survived an aircraft accident on 2 August 1941 in which Leading Aircraftman Halcombe George Brock (407779) was killed.

Hurricane AB897 flown by Flight Sergeant Fallon was engaged in a raid over Akyab in Burma on 27 June 1943 protecting dive bombers, and on the return journey AB 897 spun into the sea south of Chittagong near Sonadia Island about 5 kms from the shore. At the time he was not attacked by enemy aircraft but was possibly hit by anti-aircraft fire. The aircraft spun into the sea and white smoke was observed. Flight Sergeant Fallon was not seen to bale out of the aircraft. Following post war enquiries and investigations, it was recorded in 1948 that Flight Sergeant Fallon had no known grave.


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/110/22

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